Hands off WhatsApp, say Fin24 users

2016-01-14 09:59

Fin24 users have largely reacted negatively to possible regulation of over-the-top services such as WhatsApp by government.

Open Letter to Parliament: Economic solutions exist. Find attached.

2015-11-18 16:54

The writing could well be on the wall when it comes to SA’s economic growth, but a Rhodes University professor offers some solutions.

Suspended Parliament security head seeks urgent interdict

2015-11-06 19:22

Parliament's suspended head of protection services, Zelda Holtzman, wants the Labour Court to grant an urgent interdict stopping her disciplinary hearing, it has been reported,

#FeesMustFall signal a massive political shift

2015-11-01 10:00

The #FeesMustFall campaign was the most successful protest action of the post-1994 era, bringing government to a swift agreement with its demands. Political commentator Justice Malala considers some of the impacts of the movement over the next year.

Can the South African government afford free education?

2015-10-23 10:57

In a democracy, we’re supposed to be inclusive, but our current university system boasts exclusivity (to certain groups of people). #FeesMustFall

SAA boss mum on whether Zuma intervened to stop SAA-Emirates deal

2015-09-03 12:14

Dudu Myeni, chairperson of South African Airways refused to say in Parliament whether President Jacob Zuma called her personally to stop an agreement between SAA and Emirates airline.

Department defends Muthambi's US trip

2015-08-27 16:32

The Department of Communications has hit back at criticism over payments of R600 000 for Minister Faith Muthambi's US trip in July.

Parly’s future is set on debates, responsibility, accountability

2015-08-26 14:24

Parliament should be a place where rigorous debates can be had, where the government is held responsible, and where questions can be asked when things go wrong.

DA threatens court action after Mbete refuses impeachment motion

2015-08-13 13:56

The Democratic Alliance has threatened to bring an urgent application in court over Baleka Mbete’s refusal to allow a debate on a motion of impeachment against President Jacob Zuma.

Nkandla: Parliament criticises Thuli Madonsela

2015-08-08 10:41

Parliament has warned that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela had no right to dictate to it how to conduct its business.


WhatsApp faces possible regulation in SA

2016-01-13 15:53

Over-the-top internet services such as WhatsApp could be regulated in SA depending on the outcome of planned Parliament hearings this month.

Parliament gets second interdict against Nehawu

2015-11-11 21:57

Parliament has obtained a second interdict against the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union to stop them from further protests in the precinct.

Matthew Lester: SETAs, UIF should be raided, then #FeesMustFall

2015-11-02 00:07

Matthew Lester unpacks the numbers and explains how free tertiary education can be addressed through a little creative thinking.

Ten of the most weird and wonderful declarations by MPs

2015-10-29 14:09

One of South Africa’s MPs is the “director” of a shebeen, another drives an armoured BMWX5 and for another, the scenes that play out in Parliament day after day are nothing new – he has interests in the Zip Zap Circus School.

Parliament suspends five officials

2015-10-13 18:05

Parliament has placed five officials on precautionary suspension, it has announced in a statement.

NSRI must get more money - Parliament

2015-09-01 21:09

Parliament's portfolio committee on transport has called on government to provide the National Sea Rescue Institute with more money.

Muthambi in R600 000 junket to US

2015-08-27 13:33

The Department of Communications has spent almost R600 000 on a nine-day trip to a luxury goods show and folk art festival in the US.

Sona signal jamming: Sanef, media houses appeal on the cards

2015-08-21 13:40

The South African National Editors’ Forum and media houses have been granted leave to appeal in their case against Parliament’s policy on broadcasting and the use of a signal jammer during this year’s state of the nation address.

Fine departments for missing disability targets: MPs

2015-08-13 13:04

Members of Parliament want the public service and administration department to clamp down on government departments that do not meet the targets for gender equality or disability in the workplace.

Parly committee officially adopts Nhleko’s report on Nkandla

2015-08-07 08:44

The parliamentary committee scrutinising the expenditure of R246 million to upgrade President Jacob Zuma’s home has officially adopted Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s report and findings.

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