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Lekota claims MPs not committed to Constitution

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota slams MPs at civil society meeting.

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LISTEN: Mthembu slams absent ANC MPs

New ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu wants more ANC MPs present on voting days in Parliament. He says some "play truant" and that must be weeded out of the caucus.

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Most Ipid legal staff employed in late 2015

Most of the legal service staff at Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) were employed in the third quarter of 2015. This is according to the national spokesperson for the police watchdog. Spokesperson Robbie Raburabu says there were constraints on Ipid for most of 2015, as the majority of legal services employees were hired in the third quarter of the year. The Ipid is responsible for investigating allegations of misconduct and criminal activity on the part of police officers, either against the public or their colleagues.

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Factions, fractions and rubbish in SONA debate

In News24 Live's analysis of SONA 2016 Lawson Naidoo reflects on the initial speech, debate and response from President Jacob Zuma. Naidoo says the Speaker in Parliament faces criticism for a perceived bias. During the SONA debate COPE's Mosioua Lekota was discouraged from saying "factions" in parliament. DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen's use of the term "utter rubbish" prompted a request for his exit from the National Assembly. Naidoo here details MPs responsibilities in Parliament and the role of the Speaker.

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Some in ANC didn't jump to Zuma's defence - analyst

In News24 Live's analysis of SONA 2016 Lawson Naidoo reflects on the initial speech, debate and response from President Jacob Zuma. Naidoo said the President fleetingly affirmed the Constitution in his address. "Even members of the ANC participated in the debate," says Naidoo. "Many of them did not jump to President Zuma's defence, in the way he had been attacked quite viciously by the opposition."

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EFF calls itself South Africa's last hope

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi calls his part the "last hope" for South Africa, echoing the words of leader Julius Malema. Citing economic history and macro-economic theory, Ndlozi argues the DA and ANC are scarcely different from one another. His party, he says, will introduce a new model of industrialisation, job creation, land reform and economic growth.

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Walkout not a habit - EFF spokesperson

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says walking out Parliament is "not a habit" of his party. Speaking to News24 he insisted the party boycotted the SONA Debate on Tuesday, 16 February by walking out as a strategy. "It's not a habit," he said and the party walked out specifically "because Zuma cannot be given the respect and the honour" was the point.

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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

2015-11-25 17:16

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’

2015-11-13 12:12

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.

 

WATCH LIVE: Motion for Zuma's removal tabled in Parliament

2016-04-05 14:00

The motion for President Jacob Zuma's removal is set down for 14:00.

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Protect textile workers, SACTWU tells Gordhan

Ahead of the 2016 Budget Speech, labour analyst Terry Bell hears from the South African Textile Workers Union (SACTWU). Western Cape Provincial Secretary Sheila van Rensburg says the sector lost jobs in 2015. "Our biggest concern is what is happening ... to the currency.

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Analyst on Nkandla clampdown during SONA

In News24 Live's analysis of SONA 2016 Lawson Naidoo reflects on the initial speech, debate and response from President Jacob Zuma. He advises politicians to heed President Jacob Zuma words during his SONA reply, namely to put South Africa first. Naidoo, from the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (COSAC), also describes the clampdown on mention of Nkandla during the SONA debate. "We expect a judgment from the Constitutional Court relatively soon, I would imagine," says Naidoo. Upgrades worth millions to the President's homestead could not be discussed during SONA 2016 as the matter was sub judice.

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SONA analysis: budget plans and the NDP

In News24 Live's analysis of SONA 2016 Lawson Naidoo reflects on the initial speech, debate and response from President Jacob Zuma. Naidoo says government's plan to prevent an economic downgrade will need to be detailed during the Budget Speech. He also noted contrasts in President Jacob Zuma's address and his reply to the SONA debate.

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WATCH: DA stand, shout and chant in SONA debate

Members of the DA's caucus stood and shouted in the National Assembly during the second day of debate on SONA 2016. An outraged Mmusi Maimane repeatedly asked Raseriti Johannes Tau to explain why he asked the DA to leave. Maimane then asked Tau to recuse himself as chair. "Go, go, go!" the DA chanted.

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There's no 'beef' between Malema and Mbalula - EFF

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi insists there is nothing secret in what Julius Malema said about Fikile Mbalula during the 2016 SONA Debate. Malema mentioned Mbalula a few times, saying he called Malema "from the mountain" and crying after being announced as Minister of Sport and Recreation. Ndlozi also has harsh words on members of the majority party, the ANC. "Where are the brave voices?" he asks.

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EFF's Ndlozi: Malema is braver than all the ANC

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has defended the party's Commander in Chief, Julius Malema. Ndlozi spoke to News24 after the EFF walked out of the 2016 SONA Debate. He says it is "petty" to focus on Malema's lifestyle and the leader is braver than all the members of the ANC.

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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.

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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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