Parliament


Behind closed doors, MPs get serious

2017-02-19 06:11

The living room of Parliament is filled with hostility, rebellion and white-shirted bullies, but the ­dysfunction has not yet spilt over into all the rooms in the house, writes Janet Heard.

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Punches thrown, bricks fly as Malema declares 'we won't allow this'

EFF leader Julius Malema addresses the media after the EFF were forcibly removed from the National Assembly. We also hear from DA leader Mmusi Maimane after the DA walked out before president Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address. Watch.

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Sugar Tax: A bitter debate

2017-02-05 06:01

As soaring obesity rates are pitted against warnings of job losses, Parliament remains undecided, writes Steve Kretzmann

#SugarTax debate in Parliament - as it happened

2017-01-31 10:34

Follow all the details on the public hearings on the proposed sugar tax on soft drinks, energy drinks and sweetened milk that took place in Parliament on Tuesday.

Don’t drop the ball on SABC

2017-01-22 06:36

To date, the country has cheered on as 11 MPs have raised the bar for parliamentary oversight. Vincent Smith and his SABC inquiry team must not bow to pressure now. They must not drop the ball.

Axed EFF MP wants job back

2016-12-18 06:04

Former EFF MP goes to court after kids kicked out of private school and bakkie repossessed

Parliament 2016: The highs and the lows

2016-12-18 06:04

This was a year of lows on many fronts in our body politic and Parliament was not spared.

Editorial: SABC is finally hauled in

2016-12-11 06:03

Parliament finally took a no-nonsense stand against the SABC when its ad hoc committee – set up to inquire into the board’s fitness to hold office – tackled the public broadcaster head on this week.

Fierce contest for DA positions in Parliament

2016-11-20 00:03

The DA will hold its midterm caucus elections next Thursday to elect the new management of the party’s caucus in Parliament.

Ramaphosa: NPA charges against Gordhan were problematic

2016-11-02 16:44

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has acknowledged that the charges the National Prosecuting Authority made against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan were problematic.

 
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ICYMI: Watch the moment a praise singer interrupted Zuma in Parliament

Happy Friday! Just when we thought we'd seen everything in Parliament; a praise singer interrupted President Jacob Zuma during Thursday's session.

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SANDF are trained to engage in warfare, not crowd control - DA

There has been an uproar from opposition parties following President Jacob Zuma’s announcement on Tuesday that 441 soldiers would be deployed at Parliament for his State of the Nation Address on Thursday. Watch.

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Brace for the year of tax

2017-02-05 06:01

The implementation of the carbon tax, which has been on the cards for years, was likely to be deferred to 2018, Nazrien Kader, Deloitte Africa head of taxation services, said this week.

SA faces dire consequences if FIC Bill not signed - Treasury

2017-01-25 19:27

Scrapping the Financial Intelligence Centre Bill, as suggested by two black business groups in Parliament, will have a disastrous effect on South Africa, Treasury has warned.

How the SABC board failed the public broadcaster - leaked document

2017-01-18 13:45

The leaked document from the parliamentary ad hoc committee, which is looking into the SABC board, has detailed how it failed the public broadcaster.

Analysis: Is Parliament losing faith in the SABC?

2016-12-18 06:04

The tide is seemingly turning for the public broadcaster as a parliamentary inquiry finally shows some teeth

Parly’s big spender

2016-12-18 06:04

Five-star hotels and luxury cars are the ‘tip of the iceberg’ for Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana who spent a whopping R44 320 on being chauffeur-driven in a Mercedes-Benz on one of his overseas trips.

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WATCH: Ndlozi tells parliament guards he will 'Doom' them

EFF MP and spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi shared a video to his Twitter page is which he tells bodyguards outside parliament that he will doom them.

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SABC board fires missive of bias at Parly

2016-11-06 06:05

The SABC fired the first salvo this week, accusing Parliament’s oversight committee on communications of bias.

Parliamentary mudslinging between Ramaphosa, DA

2016-11-02 16:32

A question-and-answer session about labour stability turned into a mudslinging exercise between Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and the DA.

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