ARTICLES RELATING TO PARLIAMENT 2011

Zuma violated his oath of office, says Lekota

2012-05-30 22:56
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President Jacob Zuma has been accused of violating his oath of office by failing to uphold his Constitutional obligation to protect the rights of artist Brett Murray and City Press editor Ferial Haffajee.

Cabinet still hasn't discussed bling-book

2011-11-10 22:46

An independent commission's review of the ministerial handbook has not yet been discussed by Cabinet, three months after it was made public.

Stand up to bullies - Mazibuko

2011-11-01 22:48

Some South Africans believe they are above the law and that might is right, Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko says.

Vacant govt posts nearly filled

2011-10-11 21:38

All three tiers of government are close to filling their vacant positions with only about 15 000 posts still open at national and provincial level, the presidency says.

Transport racks up R50m travel bill

2011-10-06 22:41

The department of transport racked up a travel bill of R50m in the 2009/10 financial year, on top of a R35m credit card spending, a reply to a parliamentary question has revealed.

MP denies not declaring interests

2011-10-05 19:45

Deputy Economic Development Minister Enoch Godongwana has denied failing to disclose his business interests to Parliament.

ANC MP lied about kickbacks

2011-08-25 23:07

Senior ANC MP Yolanda Botha has been found guilty of misleading Parliament about alleged kickbacks she got from a company to which she gave tenders worth more than R50m.

ANC narrows definition, scope of info bill

2011-08-22 22:39

The ANC has made good on a promise to drastically restrict the application of the protection of information bill, and also proposed narrowing the grounds for classifying information.

ANC widens definition of national security

2011-07-27 18:19

ANC MPs have proposed increasing the instances in which information can be classified to protect national security in a divisive new development on the protection of information bill.

No Cabinet reshuffle, Mantashe says

2011-07-12 22:24

Cabinet is not about to be overhauled, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

SA gets worst possible ratings - report

2011-06-28 15:46
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South Africa has received the worst possible rating on several governance aspects in an independent peer review report, with President Jacob Zuma and Parliament coming under fire.

Zuma at his Shakespearean best

2011-06-15 22:27

President Jacob Zuma has poked fun at opposition MPs, using a quote from Shakespeare's play, Macbeth, to imply, but not state, they are idiots.

MPs cry foul as ANC starts voting on info bill

2011-05-24 22:43
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Acrimony has erupted over the info bill as the ANC began voting in its proposals for the contentious draft law, leaving opposition MPs to cry foul.

FF Plus: Party coalitions rising

2011-05-11 18:50

Opposition party coalitions could become a bigger feature of local government politics after May 18, Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder has predicted.

Christian party: ANC must leave God alone

2011-05-10 12:00
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The Christian Democratic Party has called on the ANC not to draw parallels between voting for the governing party and carrying out God's will.

Quotas urged for female representation

2011-05-06 13:38

Chief electoral officer Pansy Tlakula has called for a quota system to improve women’s representation in the public and private sector.

ANC man taunts Zille with 'white' talk

2011-05-05 13:46
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A member of the ANC's Eastern Cape division has taunted DA leader Helen Zille with remarks about her “white” party as she spoke to residents of Helenvale outside Port Elizabeth.

Get me a wife for a vote, ANC hears

2011-04-28 18:41

The ANC’s Gwede Mantashe has not only heard about unfulfilled election promises in Durban but also requests for money and a wife from potential voters.

Mpumalanga Party... in Limpopo

2011-04-28 13:41

The newly formed Mpumalanga Party in Limpopo has promised the disgruntled communities of Moutse and KwaDlawulale that they will be re-incorporated into Mpumalanga should the party win the municipal elections.

ANC again calls for info bill delay

2011-04-19 19:41

The ANC has again called for a time-out on the protection of information bill, this time to allow it to mull whether the bill should apply to police and the military.

Cope speaks out on ANC defections

2011-04-19 17:04

Cope has said that the departure of a number of members for the ANC was the "first honest thing" those leaving had done in a long time.

Zille: Mbombela Stadium a cruel reminder

2011-04-14 18:59
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Every soccer match played at the Mbombela Stadium is a "cruel reminder" of how the municipality robbed its people of their land, DA leader Helen Zille says.

DA municipalities more efficient - Mazibuko

2011-04-11 20:46

Non-Democratic Alliance municipalities are spending less efficiently, while DA-run municipalities are delivering on their mandate to their poorest residents, the party says.

ANC confident of taking Midvaal from DA

2011-04-09 19:29

The ANC is confident of taking the Midvaal municipality from the DA, the ANC’s Gauteng provincial spokesperson has said.

ANCYL: Zille will never be president

2011-04-07 10:34
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The ANC Youth League has expressed outrage at remarks made by Zwelinzima Vavi and also claimed that “Helen Zille will never be president of South Africa”.

 

NPC plan in all official languages

2011-11-21 21:14

A version of the National Planning Commission's plan is available in all 11 official languages, chairperson Trevor Manuel says.

Communications bill gazetted

2011-11-08 21:16

The electronic communications amendment bill has been gazetted for public consultation, the department of communications says.

Watchdog sees more suspect transactions

2011-10-12 20:52

The Financial Intelligence Centre has seen a 25% rise over last year in suspicious transaction reports submitted, it has emerged.

Privatise ex-homeland land - DA

2011-10-06 22:41

The DA wants people who live on communally-owned land to have full and unhindered individual ownership.

ANC asks Transnet for party money

2011-10-06 22:41

Transnet has declined a request by the ANC for a contribution to its centenary celebrations next year, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Cwele wants to keep spy service clean

2011-09-13 22:36

State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele has told President Jacob Zuma he does not want the intelligence services to be abused.

Government: We don't dodge questions

2011-08-23 10:41

The government has rejected reports that some ministers are failing to answer hundreds of questions put to them by MPs.

Lease deal minister gives Parly a miss

2011-08-16 15:35
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Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde has failed to attend a parliamentary session to answer questions from MPs on her role in an allegedly irregular R1.7bn police buildings lease deal.

Fines, expulsion for absentee MPs

2011-07-13 22:18
78 comments

Parliament could soon introduce fines of R500 a day for missing work for MPs who go absent without leave for more than a fortnight, the office of the ANC chief whip says.

SA gets worst possible ratings - report

2011-06-28 15:46
256 comments

South Africa has received the worst possible rating on several governance aspects in an independent peer review report, with President Jacob Zuma and Parliament coming under fire.

Absentee MPs, ministers beware

2011-06-21 22:39

ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga has given notice that consequences await absentee MPs and ministers in Parliament.

Mute Manyi provokes media outcry

2011-05-26 13:36
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There has been an outcry from journalists after government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi refused to put any flesh on the bare bones of a two-line Cabinet statement regarding the next leadership of the IMF.

SA elections on Twitter

2011-05-12 07:01

The use of social media is increasingly true for elections in Africa, but the use of the platform has to conform to where the constituency is, an expert has said.

FS toilets: Heads must roll, says Malema

2011-05-10 14:54
337 comments

Somebody must take responsibility for the open toilets in Viljoenskroon and a municipality should rather not build toilets than build unsheltered ones, Julius Malema has said.

Zille, Zuma campaigning in Port Elizabeth

2011-05-09 12:22

DA leader Helen Zille has criticised the Eastern Cape government's wasting money and lack of housing, during campaigning in Port Elizabeth, where President Jacob Zuma is also campaigning.

Midvaal mayor: Piet did it

2011-05-05 14:37
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Midvaal Mayor Timothy Nast has explained the overnight disappearance of a Hendrik Verwoerd bust from the area, saying it was done by "a man called Piet".

ANC: Media exaggerates our problems

2011-05-04 14:22

The ANC’s Gauteng branch has accused the media of exaggerating the party’s problems with the nomination of candidates for the local government elections.

Zuma: Police brutality concerning

2011-04-28 13:41
88 comments

President Jacob Zuma says the ANC is concerned about police brutality in South Africa but insists that the matter won’t affect the party’s election campaign.

Zille campaigns in Malema's province

2011-04-20 17:02
102 comments

DA leader Helen Zille has told residents of a village in Limpopo, Julius Malema’s home province, to “choose a party that cares about you”.

Samwu: No election sabotage

2011-04-19 18:10

The SA Municipal Workers Union says it is not sabotaging the ANC election campaign, the group has said in response to “scathing” attack in the media from the party.

Tshwane election battle heats up

2011-04-18 13:04

Will there be a change in the government that runs the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality come the end of May?

ANC: Media the main opposition

2011-04-12 13:51
244 comments

The ANC’s main opposition ahead of the municipal elections is not opposition parties, it is the media, says Gwede Mantashe.

Zille: No sense in voting for ANC

2011-04-09 20:35
237 comments

It makes no sense to vote for a party which failed millions of South Africans who still live in poverty 17 years after democracy, DA leader Helen Zille has told Riverlea residents.

Malema: Vote for ANC to keep Mandela alive

2011-04-07 10:45
459 comments

Julius Malema has reportedly urged people to vote for the ANC so as to “not contribute to a worsening condition of [Nelson] Mandela”.

Vavi: We might soon have President Zille

2011-04-06 10:17
538 comments

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has warned that South Africa might soon have a “President Zille” because the ANC was “infested with corruption and greed”.

 
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