The day Mario Oriani-Ambrosini stopped the pain

2014-09-21 19:29

His wife, sister, a friend and a nurse stayed up talking to him all night and, shortly before dawn, put on his favourite opera – Verdi’s Aida – when he asked to be left alone.

Emotional goodbyes to Ambrosini

2014-08-19 17:26

An emotional IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has told of a message by Mario Oriani-Ambrosini, who committed suicide, “I'm dying in peace and serenity surrounded by the love of my family”.

Zuma saddened by Ambrosini's death

2014-08-16 20:28

President Jacob Zuma has expressed sadness at the death of IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini.

Call for research into medical marijuana

2014-03-13 07:17

Members of Parliament have had mixed reactions to a call for alternative cancer treatments, including medical marijuana, to be considered by government. Many have called for research.

Decriminalise medical use of dagga - MP

2014-02-19 17:23

Cancer-stricken Inkatha Freedom Party MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini has made an impassioned plea to the government to decriminalise the medical use of dagga.

Info bill sent back to committee

2013-10-22 18:34

The National Assembly has referred the protection of state information bill back to the ad hoc committee that drafted and recently reviewed it, because it had failed to observe procedural rules.

MP details his lung cancer battle

2013-05-22 13:12

IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini has announced that he is suffering from inoperable lung cancer and has rejected chemotherapy as a treatment option.

No instability in SA, Zuma maintains

2012-11-15 20:41

The country is not facing instability as a result of violent wildcat strikes over the past few months, President Jacob Zuma says.

Nxesi mum on Zuma 'siege' bunker

2012-10-31 21:00

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi will not say whether the underground bunker reportedly planned for President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla private residence was designed to handle a long siege.

ConCourt ruling a game-changer - IFP

2012-10-09 17:30

The Constitutional Court's judgment that rules which regulated the introduction of bills were unconstitutional is a game changer, IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini says.

Disruption, violence at talk - ANCYL condemned

2012-02-23 22:35

The ANC has condemned the conduct of ANCYL members who disrupted President Jacob Zuma's ANC centenary lecture in Cape Town, where two people were arrested after a cameraman was assaulted.

IFP wants rethink on Chapman's Peak

2012-02-02 21:34

An Inkatha Freedom Party MP wants Western Cape Premier Helen Zille to reconsider her stance on the building of a toll plaza at Chapman's Peak.

MPs vote against IFP's info bill changes

2011-11-18 13:38

The ad hoc committee on the protection of state information bill has formally adopted a report rejecting all 123 amendments proposed by the IFP, paving the way for a vote next week.

MP clears up confusion over info bill

2011-11-14 21:33

The protection of information bill will finally be put to the vote in the National Assembly next week after a further delay, ANC MP Luwellyn Landers has confirmed.

ANC won't back parliamentary institute

2011-11-03 22:34

The ANC will not recognise the proposed Parliamentary Institute of SA, says Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga.

Dalai Lama visa row going to court

2011-10-17 20:00

The IFP and Cope have filed notice in the Western Cape High Court that they will seek an order declaring the government's handling of the Dalai Lama's visa request unlawful.

MPs mull small concessions to media on info bill

2011-07-29 22:19

Lawmakers have won agreement from the ANC to at least consider proposals for extending protection to those who disclose classified information for the public good.

IFP slams Zuma over Ngcobo

2011-06-06 08:11

President Jacob Zuma has breached the Constitution by extending the term of office for Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo beyond the 12 year limit, the IFP says.

Buthelezi refused to shred report - IFP

2011-03-29 21:36

Mangosuthu Buthelezi was ordered by the Mbeki cabinet in 2003 to destroy the critical report of the Van Zyl Slabbert Commission on the Electoral Act, but refused, an MP claims.


Campaign for assisted suicide heads to ConCourt

2014-08-21 05:00

Campaign group Dignity SA has revealed plans to take the debate over legalising assisted suicide to the Constitutional Court. News24 finds out more.

Mogoeng: Ambrosini an astute jurist

2014-08-17 08:30

Inkatha Freedom Party MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini will be remembered as an astute jurist, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says.

IFP MP Oriani-Ambrosini dies

2014-08-16 12:50

Inkatha Freedom Party MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini has died after a long battle with terminal lung cancer, his family says.

Legalise marijuana!

2014-02-20 08:09

An MP's call to permit medical marijuana aims in the right direction, but doesn't go far enough at all, says Simon Williamson.

Stricken MP pleads for cancer centre

2013-10-22 19:39

Terminally-ill politician Mario Oriani-Ambrosini has returned to the National Assembly with a poignant call for a new centre for the treatment of cancer.

Info bill is a democracy exercise - MP

2013-09-27 22:24

The fight against certain parts of the protection of state information bill has been South Africa's first real exercise of democracy, MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini says.

Ambrosini bill hailed as 'historic'

2013-01-31 20:22

The introduction of a private member's bill by IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini is historic, Parliament's trade and industry portfolio committee chairperson Joan Fubbs says.

SCA to hear Dalai Lama case

2012-11-09 15:38

The Supreme Court of Appeal will hear an application by the IFP and Cope relating to whether it was unconstitutional and unlawful for the department of home affairs to turn down a visa for the Dalai Lama.

Cheers for ConCourt bills ruling

2012-10-09 21:36

Opposition parties have welcomed a Constitutional Court judgment that rules regulating the introduction of bills in Parliament's National Assembly are unconstitutional.

Parties call for mine violence probe

2012-08-16 20:34

Political parties have called for an urgent investigation into the shoot-out between police and striking workers at the Lonmin mine in Marikana.

Can't fix the past, court rules on Dalai Lama

2012-02-03 17:10

The Western Cape High Court has dismissed an application on the Dalai Lama's visa as it was too late to fix the past, the Inkatha Freedom Party says.

IFP: Stop probe into Mandela 'spying'

2011-12-19 16:14

The IFP wants the government to stop the criminal investigation against Reuters and AP for having set up cameras in Qunu, where former president Nelson Mandela now stays.

IFP's info bill changes rejected

2011-11-17 21:31

A last-minute tabling of 123 amendments to the protection of information bill by the IFP has turned to farce as every proposed change was swiftly voted down.

Info bill debate delayed

2011-11-14 18:30

The scheduled debate on the protection of information bill will be delayed by a week, ANC MP Luwellyn Landers has confirmed.

ANC: Dalai Lama court bid silly

2011-10-18 19:32

The application for an order to declare the government's handling of the Dalai Lama's visa request as unlawful is "astonishing silliness", the ANC says.

ANC rejects public interest defence

2011-08-31 20:01

The ANC has definitively ruled out writing a public interest defence into the protection of information bill on the basis that it would place journalists above the law.

IFP, DA lament Ngcobo's resignation

2011-07-27 22:25

Both the Inkatha Freedom Party and Democratic Alliance have said that Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo's resignation could have been averted.

Opposition pushes for narrowing of info bill

2011-04-11 22:16

Political opposition parties have tabled submissions calling for the scope of the protection of information bill to be whittled down.

Sanef against registering journalists

2011-02-16 14:44

The SA National Editors' Forum has objected to a call to have the profession legally defined so members can be exempted from the provisions of the protection of personal information bill.

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