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Parliament draped in Mandela tributes

2013-12-09 14:17

A steady stream of people has moved through the parliamentary precinct, paying their respects to former president Nelson Mandela.

13 municipalities under administration

2013-11-25 14:46

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Lechesa Tsenoli says 13 municipalities in three provinces are under administration.

Gender bill interferes with freedom of choice - ACDP

2013-11-22 20:49

The ACDP says the women empowerment and gender equality bill interferes with freedom of choice.

Cabinet: Practice safe sex

2013-11-21 16:39

Cabinet has called on South Africans to abstain, be faithful, and use a condom to help government's efforts to stem the HIV/Aids pandemic.

1 000 soldiers accused of crime

2013-11-20 19:25

Over 1 000 SANDF soldiers have been accused of crime in the past four years and a fifth of those have been convicted.

Municipal corruption rife

2013-11-19 21:42

More than 500 cases of corruption involving officials have been recorded at municipalities the past four years, says Co-operative Governance Minister Lechesa Tsenoli.

Sanef urges Zuma not to sign info bill

2013-11-14 13:02

The SA National Editors' Forum has appealed to President Jacob Zuma not to sign the protection of state information bill into law in its current form.

Mthethwa: Key Points review under way

2013-11-08 14:39

A policy document setting out proposed changes to the National Key Points Act will be ready by the end of the month, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

ANC makes parliamentary appointments

2013-11-07 19:53

The ANC has named Dan Montsitsi as chairperson of its parliamentary caucus in one of five appointments in the legislature announced.

Zuma defends AU decision on ICC

2013-11-06 22:12
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President Jacob Zuma says a decision by the AU to ask the International Criminal Court to defer cases against sitting heads of state has not been made to shield African leaders from prosecution.

Mangaung prison injections defended

2013-11-06 19:05

Medical staff at Mangaung prison have told MPs that anti-psychotic injections were necessary to subdue inmates.

Committee to consult on land bill

2013-11-05 20:28

Parliament's portfolio committee on rural development and land reform is set to hold a nationwide public consultation process about the restitution of land rights amendment bill.

Parly committee adopts Tlakula report

2013-10-31 22:23

An ad hoc committee of Parliament has adopted a report stating it could not accede to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's request that action be taken against IEC chair Pansy Tlakula.

Institutions want feedback from Parliament

2013-10-30 22:57

Institutions supporting democracy have been battling to get feedback from National Assembly committees, Parliament has heard.

ANC to vote on Parliament lists

2013-10-30 21:47

The ANC in Gauteng will vote on the final list of members nominated for national and provincial parliaments.

Call to rethink SA cities, towns

2013-10-29 19:10

MPs have been urged to involve their constituents in a national dialogue on the future shape of urban South Africa.

Act on birth registration - DA

2013-10-28 18:28

The DA says Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor must act to ensure the fast and efficient electronic registration of births.

Chabane: No decision on moving Parly

2013-10-24 16:28

The government has no firm position on calls for Parliament to be moved from Cape Town to Pretoria, Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane says.

Minister urges MPs to get circumcised

2013-10-22 22:32
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Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has called on politicians to lead by example and get circumcised.

Info bill sent back to committee

2013-10-22 18:34

The National Assembly has referred the protection of state information bill back to the ad hoc committee that drafted and recently reviewed it, because it had failed to observe procedural rules.

Zuma's legal adviser paid R700 an hour

2013-10-21 22:06
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President Jacob Zuma’s special legal adviser, who helped get corruption charges against him dropped in 2009, was being paid close to R700 an hour for providing legal advice.

Nkandla report can't be delayed - DA

2013-10-21 15:39

The DA says the public protector's preliminary report on the upgrade to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead cannot be delayed, because she does not know who to hand it over to.

Chief justice's office reports shortfall of R66.4m

2013-10-18 14:29

Parliament's justice portfolio committee was told that the office of the chief justice has a budget shortfall of R66.4m this financial year.

DA: Housing corruption not tackled

2013-10-17 22:00

The DA says the overwhelming majority of cases referred to the human settlements department by the anti-corruption hotline have not been dealt with.

 

Info bill note causes confusion

2013-12-12 18:01

An internal parliamentary note listing draft laws passed in the legislature's fourth term sparked unfounded rumours that the Protection of State Information Bill had been signed into law.

R9.57bn in taxpayers' money wasted - DA

2013-11-27 15:44
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At least R9.57bn of taxpayers’ money has been spent wastefully by government and the Parliamentary watchdog Scopa has been useless in stopping it.

SA has strong relations with Malawi - Zuma

2013-11-22 22:36

President Jacob Zuma says in a written response to a parliamentary question, that South Africa continues to have good relations with Malawi.

Nkandla probe a vital check - Madonsela

2013-11-22 17:23

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says probing upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home formed part of the checks and balances of a constitutional democracy.

Probe Tongaat mall collapse - Cabinet

2013-11-21 14:38

Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says Cabinet wants a rigorous investigation into the Tongaat mall collapse.

Zuma's attorneys rake in over R8.8m

2013-11-20 18:08
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President Jacob Zuma's attorneys have been paid more than R8.8m to represent him in court during the past four years.

2 separate properties at Nkandla - report

2013-11-14 13:02
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There are two separate properties at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla residence, one private and the other state-owned, according to a report released by the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence.

Bill threatens independence - attorneys

2013-11-13 16:50

The SA Attorney's Association says the legal practice bill passed by the National Assembly risks hampering the effective functioning of the legal profession.

No ban on official Israel visits - Cabinet

2013-11-07 19:54

The government has sought to reassure the Jewish community of its place in South Africa, saying there was no ban on officials travelling to Israel.

Zuma suggests alternative SADC tribunal

2013-11-06 23:10

President Jacob Zuma has suggested an alternative to the SADC tribunal was needed but defended its disbandment at Zimbabwe's behest.

DA moots replacement for Key Points Act

2013-11-06 19:52

DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has proposed a private members’ bill to replace the contested National Key Points Act.

Zuma denies Guptagate involvement

2013-11-06 19:05
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President Jacob Zuma has denied claims by SA National Defence Force officials that he was involved in the "Guptagate" scandal.

Paperwork held back ambulances - minister

2013-11-01 22:27

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says that almost a year after 10 new ambulances have been donated to the Northern Cape's Kuruman Hospital, five of them have yet to hit the road.

Send Nkandla report to Parly - ANC

2013-10-30 22:57

ANC Chief Whip Stone Sizani says Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's provisional report on President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead should be submitted to Parliament.

MPs adopt report on info bill

2013-10-30 22:57

MPs have adopted a revised report about recent, minor amendments to the protection of state information bill, bringing it a step closer to becoming law.

MPs seeks advice on info bill

2013-10-29 22:50

MPs processing the protection of state information bill have heeded advice from State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele to seek more legal counsel on the adoption of a committee report.

Fire Burgess as JSCI chair - DA

2013-10-29 17:51

The DA has tabled a motion calling for the censure and removal of joint standing committee on intelligence committee chair Cecil Burgess.

Concerns grow over Mozambique violence

2013-10-24 22:27

Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane says South Africa is extremely concerned at the armed conflict in Mozambique.

DA: Low MP turnout halts bill

2013-10-23 07:22

The National Assembly was unable to pass the National Lotteries Amendment Bill because of poor attendance by ANC MPs, the DA says.

Stricken MP pleads for cancer centre

2013-10-22 19:39

Terminally-ill politician Mario Oriani-Ambrosini has returned to the National Assembly with a poignant call for a new centre for the treatment of cancer.

MPs get tested for HIV

2013-10-22 18:16

Several MPs should know their HIV status, after the HIV, counselling and testing campaign has finally reached the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces.

DA: Pikoli claims proof of interference

2013-10-21 16:34

The DA says that allegations made by former NPA head Vusi Pikoli are direct proof that the justice system is being abused for political purposes.

Decriminalisation of prostitution remains on agenda

2013-10-21 14:57

President Jacob Zuma says the possible decriminalisation of prostitution is set to remain on the agenda of the newly appointed SA Law Reform Commission.

DA mulls action against ANC whip

2013-10-17 22:00

MP Dianne Kohler-Barnard says the DA was consulting its legal team about possible action against ANC Chief Whip Stone Sizani.

MPs should be disciplined - group

2013-10-17 22:00

The Public Service Accountability Monitor group says MPs who fail to disclose their business interests on time, should be disciplined beyond naming and shaming.

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