ARTICLES RELATING TO PARLIAMENT

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.

SekelaXabiso denies wrongdoing in SABC contract

2017-05-18 20:42

The company the SABC had contracted to help it put a stop to irregular and fruitless and wasteful expenditure has rejected claims that its appointment is irregular.

Can the ANC really fire 'rogue' MPs?

2017-05-17 08:15

It is not the first time the ANC faces a revolt from inside their ranks in Parliament. Will MPs really be fired if they vote against the party on the motion of no confidence, asks Melanie Verwoerd.

Fuzile: Discipline is right thing to do

2017-05-14 06:29

Treasury’s outgoing DG also says real economic transformation can only occur if there’s growth.

New SA border patrol bill stalls due to absent MPs

2017-05-11 20:01

The controversial new border management authority bill has not been passed in the National Assembly after not enough MPs had attended to form a quorum.

Hanekom to join finance committee, Gordhan not confirmed yet

2017-05-11 16:57

Former tourism minister Derek Hanekom has been redeployed to new committees in Parliament, but his colleague Pravin Gordhan's next role has yet to be finalised.

Will Baleka Mbete become the most powerful person in SA?

2017-05-10 08:18

Depending on how the Constitutional Court rules on a 'secret ballot' for the vote of no confidence in President Zuma, Baleka Mbete could become the king maker, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

ANC condemns BLF disruption of parliamentary meeting

2017-05-03 21:04

The ANC has condemned the BLF delegation's behaviour during a parliamentary meeting.

SA to miss digital migration deadline again

2017-05-02 16:51

South Africa could once again miss the deadline for digital migration due to “supply chain management irregularities" and "collusion issues" parliament's portfolio committee heard.

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.

 

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.

Home Affairs prioritising immigration policy

2017-05-17 21:10

Home Affairs has made improving South Africa's international migration policy a priority, Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says.

Mkhwebane investigates secretary to Parliament’s shenanigans

2017-05-14 07:47

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is investigating Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana regarding a range of complaints, including his travel, use of blue lights and controversial labour-related decisions.

The life and times of Brian Molefe, MP

2017-05-13 07:16

The quiet that descended on parliament on Friday was perhaps a fitting end to Brian Molefe's three-month term as a 'honourable member', given that he hardly featured in the tumult that characterises the fifth parliament.

Nhleko, McBride relationship was difficult to resolve - Ramaphosa

2017-05-11 19:31

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has admitted he struggled to get former Police Minister Nathi Nhleko and Independent Police Investigative Directorate head Robert McBride to restore relations.

Gigaba's first address to the NA as Finance Minister

2017-05-10 22:55

Malusi Gigaba has addressed the National Assembly as finance minister for the first time. It was references to his wife, supposed former lover and "Mad Malikane" which livened up proceedings, rather than policy.

'No chance in hell' opposition will remove Zuma, says Gigaba

2017-05-03 21:15

Opposition parties will fail in their campaign to oust Jacob Zuma and the government won’t be distracted by protests against his leadership, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

'Boos against president should be celebrated' - deputy labour minister

2017-05-02 18:46

It should be applauded that South Africa has a democracy where the president can be booed when people are unhappy with the president, said Patekile Holomisa, deputy minister of labour.

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.

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