Madonsela's Nkandla findings not binding - committee

2014-10-30 21:16

An ANC-only committee has found that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's findings against President Jacob Zuma in the Nkandla debacle are not binding.

ANC denies Motshekga demoted

2013-06-20 20:44

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has denied that former ANC chief whip Mathole Motshekga had been demoted, following the announcement of his replacement.

Politicians debate weighty issues

2013-06-14 08:38

The DA has asked for an apology after an ANC MP commented on the size of its parliamentary leader, Lindiwe Mazibuko.

ANC: Circumcisions 'a cash cow'

2013-05-29 20:27

Individuals have turned the cultural practice of initiation schools into a cash cow, ANC chief whip Mathole Motshekga says.

ANC agrees to Gupta debate in Parliament

2013-05-09 15:52

A debate on the use of Waterkloof Airforce Base by the Gupta family will be held in Parliament, the ANC says.

ANC miffed at 'attack' on Joemat-Pettersson

2013-04-17 22:04

A research paper that finds responsibility for fisheries management is "in the wrong hands" has drawn criticism from the ANC, which claims it is an attack on the integrity of Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

ANC whip welcomes meeting on CAR

2013-04-02 20:29

The ANC has welcomed moves by Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to brief MPs on South Africa's military deployment in the Central African Republic.

R117m spent on Nkandla security - DA

2013-03-14 20:30

Contractors were paid R117m in total for security installations at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead, Democratic Alliance MP Anchen Dreyer has said in the National Assembly.

ANC seeks new motion rules

2013-03-12 20:08

The ANC has proposed that the National Assembly Speaker be given powers to decide on scheduling motions of no confidence.

ANC: Debate on Nkandla unhelpful

2013-03-06 22:29

Allowing a debate on state spending on President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home would be like putting the cart before the horse, ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga says.

ANC MPs could lose seats - report

2013-03-03 12:30

ANC MPs could lose their seats next year if a plan to keep records of their bad behaviour is adopted, it has been reported.

Zuma no confidence motion stays - DA

2013-02-07 20:28

Opposition parties have "every intention" to table a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma in the National Assembly, the DA says.

DA: ANC ignorant of parliament rules

2013-01-23 19:45

DA Chief Whip Watty Watson has shed more light on his complaint that questions to President Jacob Zuma have yet to be scheduled in the National Assembly's draft parliamentary programme.

ANC chief whip supports call on rules

2013-01-02 14:04

The office of the ANC chief whip has voiced support for a call by Speaker Max Sisulu for political parties to exhaust Parliament's internal dispute resolution processes before going to court.

Court dismisses Lekota suit

2012-12-11 20:26

An application by Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota challenging his suspension for a day from the National Assembly has been dismissed by the Western Cape High Court.

Naspers, DA didn't collude, protector finds

2012-12-05 20:10

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has found no substance to ANC claims that Naspers and the DA colluded to inflate the price of land sold to the City of Cape Town.

Mogoeng wants rapid response on Zuma matter

2012-11-27 11:48

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has requested a quick answer on the urgency of debating a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma before December 7.

Court to rule on motion debate

2012-11-22 07:27

The Western Cape High Court is set to rule on an application by the DA to compel the speaker of the National Assembly to schedule a motion of no confidence debate on President Jacob Zuma.

Judgment reserved in Zuma motion bid

2012-11-20 19:48

The Western Cape High Court has reserved judgment on an urgent application to force a parliamentary debate on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

ANC contradicts itself - DA

2012-11-20 07:19

The ANC's denial that it opposed a debate on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma contradicts the position it earlier had taken, the DA says.

ANC blocks Parliament debate on Zuma

2012-11-15 10:47

The ANC has used its majority in the National Assembly to block a debate on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

YCL scoffs at Zuma no-confidence move

2012-11-09 17:00

The Young Communist League has scoffed at the notice of a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma made by the DA in Parliament.

Parliament hit new low - Motshekga

2012-11-01 22:15

Levels of tolerance and respect in the National Assembly have hit an all-time low, says ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga.

Lekota kicked out of Assembly

2012-10-30 15:58

Congress of the People leader Mosiuoa Lekota has been told to leave the National Assembly after he refused to withdraw statements about President Jacob Zuma.


Former ANC whip blocks questions on NPA strife

2014-07-03 19:00

The chairperson of Parliament's justice portfolio committee has firmly shielded contested NPA boss Mxolisi Nxasana from MPs' questions on strife besetting the organisation.

ANC explains chief whip change

2013-06-20 14:30

Mathole Motshekga was not a member of the ANC’s NEC and that was why he had to be replaced as the party’s chief whip, says party secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

ANC withdraws Mazibuko weight remark

2013-06-18 19:19

Senior ANC MP John Jeffery has formally withdrawn his controversial remark about DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko's weight, and apologised to her.

Keep Mandela in your prayers - Motshekga

2013-06-12 17:45

South Africans should take a moment to send their thoughts and prayers to ailing former president Nelson Mandela, ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga says.

Parliament set to debate initiate deaths

2013-05-23 13:14

Parliament will probably debate the deaths of initiates at the end of the month, the ANC chief whip’s office says, following the deaths of 33 initiates in Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

ANC chief whip votes 'against' info bill

2013-04-25 19:00

ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga has been wrongfully recorded as voting against the protection of state information bill, the party says.

Parliament defence meeting a 'disgrace'

2013-04-04 22:45

A meeting of Parliament's joint standing committee on defence was an internationally embarrassing disgrace, the DA says.

Defence insists wasn't overruled on CAR

2013-03-27 22:15

The departments of defence and the military have rejected claims that President Jacob Zuma had ulterior motives when he deployed troops to the Central African Republic.

ANC gets absentee watchdog

2013-03-12 22:33

The ANC in Parliament has established a seven-member caucus disciplinary panel, Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga says.

Still no green light for Nkandla debate

2013-03-07 19:20

A DA motion for a debate on the R206m upgrade of President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home has been referred back to the chief whips' forum, the party says.

SA must feel votes count - Ramphele

2013-03-04 22:13

Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele has welcomed the DA's decision to table a bill in Parliament proposing changes to the country's electoral system, saying South Africans must feel their votes count.

Info bill returns to Assembly

2013-02-26 20:39

The protection of state information bill will again come before the National Assembly after the House has agreed to re-establish the ad hoc committee that dealt with the legislation.

Zuma should ignore Mazibuko - Motshekga

2013-01-23 21:42

President Jacob Zuma should ignore the open letter written by DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko, the office of the ANC chief whip says.

Zuma will answer to MPs - Parliament

2013-01-22 21:40

President Jacob Zuma will be called to answer questions in the National Assembly, Parliament says, after claims by the DA that he would escape scrutiny by not appearing before MPs.

Parliament has lost its relevance, DA says

2012-12-12 17:00

Parliament has lost its relevance and failed to be the centre of critical debate in 2012, DA Chief Whip Watty Watson says.

MPs urged to support truancy policy

2012-12-11 15:54

All political parties have been urged to support tough new measures to crack down on truant MPs, ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga has said.

DA, ANC spin ConCourt ruling

2012-11-30 22:06

The Constitutional Court decision to hear an application concerning a no-confidence debate about President Jacob Zuma has been celebrated by the DA and ANC for very different reasons.

Opposition rejects ANC debate idea

2012-11-22 08:39

Opposition parties have rejected a proposal by ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga that a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma be debated in February 2013, saying he is “undermining the Constitution”.

ANC OK with Zuma debate - in 2013

2012-11-21 15:29

The ANC in Parliament will agree to debate a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, but only in February next year, Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga says.

This is not a scheduling issue - DA

2012-11-20 19:42

Parliament's "failure" to deal with a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma cannot be hidden behind a scheduling issue, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Motlanthe ‘wanted no confidence vote’

2012-11-18 17:35

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe wanted the opposition’s call for a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma to be tabled before Parliament, City Press reports.

ANC to block no confidence motion

2012-11-14 19:51

The ANC will block the opposition's attempt to have a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma debated in the National Assembly.

ANC chief whip rejects Nkandla debate

2012-11-07 17:08

A call by the DA for a parliamentary debate on President Jacob Zuma's private residence in Nkandla is frivolous, the office of ANC chief whip Mathole Motshekga says.

DA lays into ANC chief whip

2012-10-31 09:32

DA Chief Whip Watty Watson has laid into his ANC counterpart Mathole Motshekga over a R2.1m interfaith ceremony hosted by Parliament which the DA called a "Zuma charm offensive".

DA wants ANC Chief Whip to set example

2012-10-28 22:23

ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga should set an example to MPs and reveal his interests, the DA says.

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