ARTICLES RELATING TO WATTY WATSON

Parly committee should use 'all its powers' - DA

2014-04-10 15:34

The ad hoc committee established by Parliament to consider submissions by President Jacob Zuma in response to the public protector's report on Nkandla must make use of all its powers, the DA said.

DA: Low MP turnout halts bill

2013-10-23 07:22

The National Assembly was unable to pass the National Lotteries Amendment Bill because of poor attendance by ANC MPs, the DA says.

No confidence ruling: DA wins the war

2013-08-27 14:55
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While the ANC has claimed the Constitutional Court’s no confidence ruling as a victory, the DA says it has triumphed because the court has compelled Parliament to change its rules on the matter.

Parliament spends R16m on catering

2013-05-10 10:32
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Parliament spent about R16m on tea, coffee, cool drinks and snack platters for politicians last year, according to a report.

Minister queried over child register

2013-03-13 22:34

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has battled to explain why there were fewer than 500 offenders' names on the Child Protection Register.

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.

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.

DA delivers fighting farewell

2012-11-22 22:26

Breaking a long tradition of jovial year-end farewell speeches, DA Chief Whip Watty Watson has launched a stinging attack on his ANC counterpart in the National Assembly.

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.

Disciplinary panel: Fire Dingani

2012-09-06 20:59

A disciplinary panel has recommended that Secretary to Parliament Zingile Dingani be fired with immediate effect, says Deputy Speaker Nomaindia Mfeketo.

Parliament CFO's sacking welcomed

2012-08-25 14:06

Political parties have welcomed the sacking of Parliament's chief financial officer Leslie Mondo.

 

MPs stage walkout after 'nonsense' ruling

2014-03-13 20:20
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Following a set of verbal exchanges reminiscent of a Monty Python sketch, disagreement over the meaning of the word "nonsense" saw an MP ordered out of the National Assembly.

SA's five million jobs target remains distant

2013-09-11 21:00

South Africa's promise of creating five million jobs by 2020 is being choked by a slow recovering world economy, says President Jacob Zuma.

ANC must focus on MPs, not criticise: DA

2013-06-23 19:03

ANC chief whip Stone Sizani should spend more time asking why his own MPs were not in the National Assembly rather than criticise the DA, the party says.

DA wants Zuma at Parly debate on Gupta

2013-05-09 12:52
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The Democratic Alliance has asked that President Jacob Zuma be present at a debate on the use of Waterkloof Airforce Base by the Gupta family, chief whip Watty Watson says.

No DA roses for Zuma

2013-02-13 14:40
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President Jacob Zuma is set to deliver his State of the Nation address this year on Valentine's Day, but the DA has made it clear they are not planning to send him any roses.

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.

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.

DA lays into ANC chief whip

2012-10-31 09:32
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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".

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.

ANC, DA chief whips at odds

2012-09-05 21:54

Parliament's chief whip Mathole Motshekga's office has asked his Democratic Alliance counterpart Watty Watson to apologise "for spreading malicious lies" about him.

100s of questions in parly unanswered

2011-12-14 18:34

Hundreds of parliamentary questions posed during the course of the year have remained unanswered, DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko says.

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