SONA now what?

2016-02-12 17:45
SONA now what?

The prelude to President Jacob Zuma's eighth SONA bore some similarity to last years' speech (protests, high security, filibustering). SONA 2016 is done but not quite dusted. Here's what follows.

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Avoid a catastrophe at Parliament, end the anarchy, says Cosatu’s Dlamini

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Parliament’s management and trade union Nehawu urgently need to come to an agreement to avoid “a catastrophe” at Parliament.

Parliament on high alert amid claims of ‘criminality’

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Parliament expressed “serious concern” today about the “threats of force” which were made against its management by striking employees belonging to the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union.

Striking Parliament workers disrupt meetings

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Striking support staff members disrupted parliamentary portfolio committee meetings this morning.

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The crisis in tertiary student funding will finally be thrashed out in Parliament this week.

MPs left with egg on their faces as ‘corrupt Lonmin’ motion slips through unopposed

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Initiation: Government wants to do away with traditional surgeons

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The government is considering banning traditional surgeons from performing circumcisions and only allowing qualified medical doctors to perform the surgeries in an effort to curb the number of deaths and injuries of initiates.

See you in court, Malema tells Zuma

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“Let’s meet you in court,” said Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema at the close of the question-and-answer session with President Jacob Zuma in Parliament.

Mngxitama walks out of Parliament after argument with EFF MP

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Former EFF MP Andile Mngxitama staged a walkout from Parliament yesterday after a brief verbal fight with his erstwhile comrades

Opposition parties stand firmly behind Mogoeng Mogoeng

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Opposition parties this week came out in strong support of the chief justice, who drew a line in the sand amid increasing criticism of the judiciary from the government and the ANC.

Rule breaking is the EFF's brand - political analyst

Political analyst Richard Calland says the EFF have built their reputation on breaking rules in Parliament. "The EFF injected life into Parliament," adds Calland. In this video he says the ANC is unlikely to recall President Jacob Zuma. He is likely to remain in office until 2019.

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Bickering over paternity, racism and nepotism dwarfs Parly debate on violence

2015-11-13 17:51

A debate in Parliament this week on the 16-day campaign against violence against women and children was overshadowed by tongue lashings and insults among MPs.

Striking workers at Parliament have been met with riot police, who have fired stun grenades on the crowd.

Striking workers at Parliament have been met with riot police, who have fired stun grenades on the crowd.

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Parly staffer who spoke out about vetting may face disciplinary action

2015-10-26 12:18

A senior parliamentary official who spoke out in the media against Parliament’s controversial security clearance of personnel may face disciplinary action.

Nehawu raises alarm over vetting process at Parliament

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Parliament came under fire yesterday when one of the country’s biggest unions, Nehawu, insisted on answers about the security clearances that parliamentary employees are being subjected to.

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2015-09-10 10:19

Julius Malema was removed from the National Assembly by members of Parliamentary Protection Services after he refused to retract a statement in which he called Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a murderer.

Parliament’s security heads challenge suspensions

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The two suspended heads of the Parliamentary Protection Services are fighting back.

WATCH: President Zuma answers questions in Parliament - full stream

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Alarm bells over ‘militarisation of Parliament’

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A storm has intensified over behind-the-scenes security measures being introduced at Parliament in the build-up to President Jacob Zuma’s appearance there on Thursday.

Nkandla: MPs to inspect upgrades at Zuma’s home

2015-06-23 14:56

A group of MPs plan to conduct a visit to President Jacob Zuma’s private homestead in Nkandla next month.

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