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ARTICLES RELATING TO PARLIAMENT 2012

Zuma vague on 'problematic' info bill

2013-09-12 22:15
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President Jacob Zuma has declined to explain fully why he found parts on the protection of state information bill problematic, when pressed by the media.

Court dismisses Lekota suit

2012-12-11 20:26

An application by Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota challenging his suspension for a day from the National Assembly has been dismissed by the Western Cape High Court.

Mogoeng wants rapid response on Zuma matter

2012-11-27 11:48
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Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has requested a quick answer on the urgency of debating a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma before December 7.

DA delivers fighting farewell

2012-11-22 22:26

Breaking a long tradition of jovial year-end farewell speeches, DA Chief Whip Watty Watson has launched a stinging attack on his ANC counterpart in the National Assembly.

Opposition rejects ANC debate idea

2012-11-22 08:39

Opposition parties have rejected a proposal by ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga that a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma be debated in February 2013, saying he is “undermining the Constitution”.

ANC OK with Zuma debate - in 2013

2012-11-21 15:29
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The ANC in Parliament will agree to debate a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, but only in February next year, Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga says.

This is not a scheduling issue - DA

2012-11-20 19:42

Parliament's "failure" to deal with a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma cannot be hidden behind a scheduling issue, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

ANC contradicts itself - DA

2012-11-20 07:19
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The ANC's denial that it opposed a debate on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma contradicts the position it earlier had taken, the DA says.

No confidence debate heads for high court

2012-11-19 21:41

The Western Cape High Court will hear an urgent application by opposition parties to compel the National Assembly speaker to schedule a debate on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

DA files court papers over Zuma motion

2012-11-17 16:45
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The DA has filed for an urgent interdict to allow the motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma to be debated in the National Assembly, Parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko says.

No instability in SA, Zuma maintains

2012-11-15 20:41
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The country is not facing instability as a result of violent wildcat strikes over the past few months, President Jacob Zuma says.

ANC to block no confidence motion

2012-11-14 19:51

The ANC will block the opposition's attempt to have a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma debated in the National Assembly.

No confidence in Zuma motion tabled in Parly

2012-11-08 14:36
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Leader of the opposition in Parliament, Lindiwe Mazibuko, has tabled a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma on behalf of opposition parties.

Ministers skip NCOP imbizo

2012-11-07 17:08

Four Cabinet ministers failed to attend an imbizo in De Aar in the Northern Cape, because of prior arrangements or unforeseen circumstances, their offices said on Wednesday.

Parliament appoints new secretary

2012-10-31 19:25

Parliament has appointed Michael Coetzee as secretary to Parliament to replace Zingile Dingani.

MPs reveal all - some too much...

2012-10-24 22:36

Numerous bottles of Johnny Walker and an embarrassing business connection are to be found in Parliament's latest Register of Members' Interests.

Committee denies MPs attacked protector

2012-10-18 20:57

Parliament's portfolio committee on justice has denied a news report claiming that ANC members had attacked Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

You don't understand democracy, Zuma told

2012-09-14 10:36
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President Jacob Zuma has left opposition MPs infuriated when he told the National Assembly that minority groups have “less rights”.

Parliament sacks secretary Dingani

2012-09-11 15:54

Parliament has sacked its secretary Zingile Dingani with immediate effect, after he was found guilty of misconduct charges relating to a salary advance.

Cabinet endorses NDP

2012-09-07 17:05

Cabinet has endorsed the objectives of the national development plan prepared by the National Planning Commission and the key targets of attaining these.

Manuel: Money isn't the problem

2012-08-15 22:41
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Additional resources will not solve key problems such as poor education, Planning Minister Trevor Manuel says.

MPs hear Limpopo pupils' pleas

2012-08-07 21:53

Poignant letters from Limpopo schoolchildren to President Jacob Zuma have been read out in the National Assembly.

Parliament to fight Lekota challenge

2012-08-03 16:02

The National Assembly is set to fight Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota's court challenge against it, Parliament said on Friday.

MP absenteeism: ANC to hit where it hurts

2012-06-14 22:51

The ANC caucus has voiced its support for a draft policy that will see MPs fined for absenteeism.

Cabinet reshuffle announced

2012-06-12 16:00
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President Jacob Zuma has announced that his cabinet has been reshuffled.

 

Parliament has lost its relevance, DA says

2012-12-12 17:00

Parliament has lost its relevance and failed to be the centre of critical debate in 2012, DA Chief Whip Watty Watson says.

DA, ANC spin ConCourt ruling

2012-11-30 22:06

The Constitutional Court decision to hear an application concerning a no-confidence debate about President Jacob Zuma has been celebrated by the DA and ANC for very different reasons.

ANC adopts final info bill draft

2012-11-27 10:55
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The ANC has adopted the final draft of the protection of state information bill in the absence of opposition parties, who walked out in protest.

Malunga gets nod as deputy protector

2012-11-22 16:12

The National Assembly has unanimously approved the appointment of Kevin Malunga, the law adviser and spokesperson for the Farlam Commission, as deputy public protector.

Court to rule on motion debate

2012-11-22 07:27
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The Western Cape High Court is set to rule on an application by the DA to compel the speaker of the National Assembly to schedule a motion of no confidence debate on President Jacob Zuma.

Judgment reserved in Zuma motion bid

2012-11-20 19:48

The Western Cape High Court has reserved judgment on an urgent application to force a parliamentary debate on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

SABC under fire from MPs

2012-11-20 18:45

MPs have wasted little time in lambasting the SABC board and management members for the lack of internal control which led to the SABC receiving another qualified audit.

Farlam man favourite for protector post

2012-11-19 21:42

The spokesperson and state law adviser to the Farlam commission of inquiry into the Marikana shooting has emerged as the frontrunner for the post of deputy public protector.

ANC did not refuse motion - Mantashe

2012-11-19 16:40
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The ANC in Parliament has not refused to discuss a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, party Secretary General Gwede Mantashe says.

Nkandla: Zuma says still paying bond

2012-11-15 22:24
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President Jacob Zuma has reacted angrily over reports about his Nkandla residence, maintaining that he and his family paid for the construction, and that he is still paying off a mortgage bond.

Zuma: Family paid for Nkandla

2012-11-15 17:14
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President Jacob Zuma says he felt aggrieved by reports around his house in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, telling MPs: "It has not been built by government."

Sisulu: Take your flea-infested body and sit down

2012-11-14 11:33
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Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has told DA MP David Maynier to take his "flea-infested body" and sit down after he accused her of wasting public resources.

What about wasted Shiceka money, Lekota asks

2012-11-07 22:09

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota has caused a stir in Parliament when he asked what government was doing to recover the public money the late Sicelo Shiceka had wasted.

Parliament hit new low - Motshekga

2012-11-01 22:15
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Levels of tolerance and respect in the National Assembly have hit an all-time low, says ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga.

Parly told of 'disgusting' Pollsmoor

2012-10-24 22:37

Inmates at Cape Town's Pollsmoor prison are eating from dirty pots, and flies can be seen inside the kitchen, an independent prisons' visitor has told Parliament's correctional services portfolio committee.

New deputy public protector sought

2012-10-24 13:26

Parliament has called for nominations for a new deputy public protector who must have at least 10 years' experience in the field of law.

No panic buttons, cameras for trains

2012-09-17 22:37

Transport Minister Ben Martins has poured cold water on proposals to install closed circuit cameras and panic buttons in trains.

ANC members too scared to go to Marikana

2012-09-13 09:05
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ANC members of the parliamentary portfolio committee for mineral resources would not visit the violence-stricken Lonmin platinum mine in Rustenburg because it was not safe.

Gay rights protected, Parliament insists

2012-09-07 22:20

Parliament has not endorsed a proposal to do away with the protection of gay rights, the national legislature's joint constitutional review committee says.

Detectives in Parliament spotlight

2012-09-05 22:28

Legislative changes could improve the number and quality of detectives in the country, MPs have heard.

Motlanthe: No word on youth subsidy

2012-08-15 21:23

There is still no word from Nedlac on the youth wage subsidy scheme, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has told MPs.

MPs roast public enterprises officials

2012-08-07 18:35

Public enterprises officials get a roasting from MPs for not being ready to present a report on the state-owned SA Forestry Company Limited.

ANC: Lekota looking for attention

2012-07-31 20:31

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota's court challenge against his expulsion from a National Assembly sitting is a publicity stunt, ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga says.

No holding back as Zuma makes bold moves

2012-06-12 20:40

President Jacob Zuma has appointed the country's first woman police chief after he fired Bheki Cele, and made several key moves as he reshuffled his cabinet.

Stand down, Mazibuko tells Zuma

2012-05-30 20:24
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Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has been heckled and jeered by ANC MPs as she urged President Jacob Zuma not to stand for a second term in office.

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