ARTICLES RELATING TO PARLIAMENT

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.

Sassa 'Armageddon' will be avoided - Ramaphosa

2017-03-01 22:37

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says government will not allow the wheels to come off as a Sassa social grants crisis looms.

Politics don't impact our work, say Cabinet ministers

2017-02-28 13:28

Cabinet ministers categorically deny that the current political environment and reported disunity in the executive are having a negative effect on their ability to do their work.

Human rights commissioners told to stick to working conditions

2017-02-26 06:10

Barely two months in office, the newly appointed human rights commissioners are already at odds with Parliament over a proposal that full-time commissioners be based in their provinces, as opposed to the headquarters in Johannesburg.

SABC rebuffed TNA media's outsourcing bid - inquiry

2017-02-21 21:12

The New Age Media made a number of proposals to the SABC in 2011 to outsource some of its news production, but the deals were rebuffed, Parliament’s ad hoc committee has heard.

 

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.

They now call me Mr 350% - defiant Prasa CEO

2017-03-07 15:52

Prasa has twice tried to return suspended acting CEO Collins Letsoalo to sender, with no success.

Ramaphosa to face questions in Parliament

2017-03-01 05:18

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will be grilled on the national minimum wage, South African Airways and the deployment of extra security personnel in Parliament during SONA.

Damascus moment needed at the ANC's branches

2017-02-26 14:37

A few struggle stalwarts have expressed their disgust at the ruling party’s moral bankruptcy, but it is time for disgruntled party leaders in the various provinces to speak out en masse.

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Happy socks, toilet paper, booze, and more booze - MPs declare (almost) everything

2017-02-21 19:11

Nothing is too big or small for Members of Parliament to declare, with booze seeming to be a common gift.

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