Parliament rejects DA claims of quashing probe into SABC inquiry liars

2017-07-13 22:06

Parliament has rejected as "erroneous and without basis" claims that Speaker Baleka Mbete seeks to quash a probe into allegations that people lied to the ad hoc committee into the SABC board.

What did (and didn't) happen in Parliament this term

2017-07-01 06:46

It has been a term of mixed fortunes for many political actors in Parliament. We take a look at some of the biggest talking points from Parliament's second term these last nine weeks.

It was Zuma v Maimane, but the don escaped again

2017-06-23 15:00

It had the potential to be one of the most explosive question sessions President Zuma has faced to date, but the 'teflon don' proved yet again he will not be beaten before his time, writes Paul Herman.

Ramaphosa questioned on commitment to fight gender-based violence

2017-06-14 18:30

Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa's commitment to addressing gender based-violence was questioned in the National Assembly.

Special leave not enough, Mgidlana must go - Nehawu

2017-06-09 20:13

Nehawu's Parliament branch says Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana being granted special leave while an investigation into his conduct gets underway, is not enough.

Scopa slams correctional services commissioner

2017-06-07 20:03

Commissioner of correctional services Zach Modise was told in parliament's standing committee on public accounts that he should consider a career move after he failed to provide adequate responses to the questions of MP's on the department's accumulated irregular expenditure of R494m.

Traditional leaders to comment on Expropriation Bill

2017-06-06 17:07

The Expropriation Bill will be referred to the house of traditional leaders, the National Assembly has approved.

Ramaphosa calls for unity during dry Zuma budget debate

2017-05-31 19:43

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has struck a reconciliatory tone when he had called for a united Parliament during a mostly dry debate on President Jacob Zuma's budget.

Opposition rejects Mbete's R37m budget

2017-05-30 19:07

Opposition parties have rejected National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete's R37m budget amid a cash crunch that has seen Parliament staff receive a 0% wage increase this year.

Public Works spending on consultants has decreased slightly - Cronin

2017-05-23 18:39

The Department of Public Works' expenditure on consultants have shown a slight decline over the past four years, Deputy Minister Jeremy Cronin has told MPs.


Parliament throws its weight behind Reserve Bank

2017-07-09 12:40

Parliament has filed a supporting affidavit for the Reserve Bank’s application against the Public Protector’s report.

Home Affairs DG questions authenticity of EFF's Gupta letter

2017-06-27 21:23

Doubt has been raised over the authenticity of one of the letters that the EFF released when it revealed that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba had granted members of the Gupta family early naturalisation.

Never be 'holier than thou' - Ramaphosa to Zuma's critics

2017-06-14 19:11

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has told Democratic Alliance MPs that are critical of President Jacob Zuma that they shouldn't be so quick to cast the first stone on "ethical mishaps".

SA must get its house in order - MPs debate Africa Day

2017-06-13 21:12

South Africa needs to get its own house in order before it can lead the continent in achieving the African Union's Agenda 2063.

Border Management Authority Bill finally passed

2017-06-08 22:43

It was a case of third time lucky for the ANC when they finally had enough members in the National Assembly to pass the controversial Border Management Authority Bill.

Parliament endorses 6 names for gender commission

2017-06-06 19:13

Parliament has formally endorsed six names to serve on the Commission for Gender Equality.

Jovial Zuma hits back at opposition

2017-06-01 16:12

A jovial President Jacob Zuma has hit back at the opposition during his reply to the debate on the Presidency's budget.

Opposition slams Parliament's oversight

2017-05-30 22:36

A day before President Jacob Zuma is due in Parliament, opposition parties decry what they call the legislature's failure to hold Zuma and his executive to account.

Parliamentary staff could get 0% increases due to budget deficit

2017-05-29 20:09

As speaker Baleka Mbete prepared to address the media on Parliament's budget, Parliament's staff used their lunch break to protest a potential 0% increases or retrenchments.

Spineless ANC MPs must grow backbones for SA’s sake

2017-05-21 06:07

If sympathy be the food of political invertebrates, then a litany of ANC MPs risk starvation, writes Tebego Khaas.

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