ARTICLES RELATING TO PARLIAMENT

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.

As Jacob Zuma answers questions in Parliament ex-cops are ready for action

2015-08-06 14:58

At least 20 former police members will be ready this afternoon to remove recalcitrant members of Parliament by force from the National Assembly.

Courts should not meddle in functions of Parliament, says Mbete’s legal team

2015-08-05 16:31

There will be neverending consequences if the courts start messing with the way Parliament operates. It will be like when a single thread of a spider’s web is tampered with and unravels the entire web.

No role in crafting new rules - Parliament

2015-08-02 22:03

Parliamentary officials had no role in the adopting of new rules concerning its protection service, with the body guided by the decisions made by its two houses, Parliament says.

Parliament workers get a 9% raise

2015-07-09 13:46

Employees of Parliament successfully negotiated a 9% raise for themselves amid opposition parties’ concerns over how the increases will be funded.

Parliamentary security tops agenda of rules committee amid disruptions

2015-06-20 10:30

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has called an urgent meeting of the rules committee in the wake of the disruptions in Parliament that led to her adjourning proceedings.

Nkandla: ‘Zuma ridicules Parliament, engages in empty rhetoric’

2015-06-18 15:56

As soon as President Jacob Zuma approached the podium in the National Assembly this afternoon he was shouted down by Economic Freedom Fighters MPs, who wanted him to tell the house when he would pay back the 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.

It’s official: Cops recruited for security at Parliament

2015-08-06 11:50

It has finally been officially confirmed that new members of Parliament’s security services have been recruited from the police.

Police commissioners in hot water over support for Phiyega

2015-08-05 14:31

The provincial police commissioners will be hauled over the coals by Parliament’s portfolio committee for police over the public support they have expressed for Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega.

Parliament suspends security heads after Malema’s office burglary

2015-07-30 16:33

Parliament has broken its silence and announced the suspension of members of the Parliamentary Protection Services following an alleged burglary in the office of Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema.

Opposition, ANC gang up against EFF over Parliament disruptions

2015-06-24 10:20

Opposition parties and the ANC have, in an apparent united front, drawn a line in the sand on the EFF’s behaviour in Parliament – but amid yet another disruption.

Parliament beats Jerry Springer hands down

2015-06-19 15:30

Jerry Springer – that show where less than honourable Americans fight over baby mamas and devilish exes – was my favourite show on the small screen until members of Parliament decided to up the ante and show their hidden talents.

Naledi Pandor is arrogant and hostile, says Willie Madisha

2015-06-15 07:00

Though deputy president of the Congress of the People Willie Madisha admits his mocking of Minister Naledi Pandor’s accent was an aberration, he will not apologise.

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