ARTICLES RELATING TO PARLIAMENT

No forced entry in SABC office theft - Parliament

2017-04-23 16:05

There was no sign of forced entry in the theft of laptops at the SABC’s offices at Parliament’s Mark’s Building in Cape Town, Parliament said.

KZN a haven for gun toting assassins - IFP

2017-04-20 18:11

IFP Member of Provincial Legislature Blessed Gwala has called for a thorough investigation into the proliferation of illegal firearms in KwaZulu-Natal, warning that the province is increasingly becoming a haven for gun toting assassins.

EFF joins UDM Constitutional Court bid

2017-04-18 20:00

The EFF has joined the UDM’s bid for a Constitutional Court order that Parliament let MPs vote by secret ballot in the upcoming vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

Baleka Mbete considering motion of no confidence

2017-04-02 15:38

National assembly speaker, Baleka Mbete, cut her working visit to Bangladesh short to address the media on requests she received to urgently convene a sitting to process yet another proposal for a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

Ipid probes ejection of EFF from Parliament

2017-03-26 06:00

Police watchdog the Independent Police Investigative Directorate has requested Parliament to furnish it with footage of the removal of Economic Freedom Fighters MPs from sittings in the legislature.

Zuma to face questions on Dlamini, Molefe in Parliament

2017-03-16 06:44

President Jacob Zuma will field questions on Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe in his first question-and-answer session in Parliament this year.

Social grants must be paid on 1 April - Gordhan

2017-03-14 16:30

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan assured the public that social grants can be paid on April 1, after the contract between the social development department and Cash Paymaster Services expires.

Small-party MPs keep the ball rolling

2017-03-14 10:17

Many of the 400 members of Parliament (MPs) are often neither seen nor heard from, and don’t deserve their annual R1.03 million pay packets (plus perks), writes Janet Heard.

Farm attacks, murders to be debated in Parliament

2017-03-08 19:41

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has agreed to allow a debate on farm attacks and murders, the FF Plus says.

A glimpse of life under President Ramaphosa

2017-03-08 08:37

It is hard not to wonder how different South Africa would have been today, had Madiba chosen Cyril Ramaphosa as his successor in 1999, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

 

Parliament concerned about growing civil claims against police

2017-04-20 20:58

The escalation of the number of civil claims against the SAPS over the past two financial years is of concern, Parliament’s police portfolio committee chairperson said.

Parliament must do more about death threats to MP Khoza - R2K

2017-04-18 20:10

Parliament should do more about the death threats made against ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza, the Right2Know Campaign has said.

UDM serves Parliament papers over secret ballot bid

2017-04-10 17:40

Parliament says it has been served with papers by the UDM seeking direct access to the Constitutional Court for a secret ballot on the upcoming motion of no confidence in the president.

Zuma and the failed executive

2017-03-26 06:34

Only a seismic shift within the ANC can now save the party from itself, writes Tebogo Khaas.

We regret social grants situation - Zuma

2017-03-16 17:19

President Jacob Zuma says government "deeply regrets" the current situation surrounding the social grants scheme, and is doing everything possible to prevent interruptions to payments.

Speaker tells Faith Muthambi he cannot overrule SABC report

2017-03-14 22:44

The Acting Speaker of the National Assembly has told the minister of communications that he is unable to change the SABC report which implicates her in the public broadcaster's governance problems.

MPs recommend Kweyama as SABC interim board chair

2017-03-14 16:08

Parliament's portfolio committee on communications has recommended Khanyisile Kweyama to serve as SABC interim board chairperson.

Longer prison sentences on the rise

2017-03-08 20:16

Life sentences and sentences of more than 20 years increased by more than 400% between 2003 and 2016, Parliament's justice committee has heard.

MPs agree on 5 names for SABC interim board

2017-03-08 16:01

Parliament’s communications committee has agreed on five people it will recommend to the National Assembly to make up the interim SABC board.

Prasa board 'less professional than a high school tuckshop' - MP

2017-03-07 19:59

Prasa’s board is no different to the disgraced SABC one and less professional than a high school tuckshop, MPs on Parliament’s transport portfolio committee have said.

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