ARTICLES RELATING TO PARLIAMENT 2017

Social development overspent millions on travel

2017-04-06 13:16

The Department of Social Development spent more than R100m on local travel during the 2015/16 financial year, MPs have been told.

BREAKING: Mcebisi Jonas resigns as MP

2017-04-06 09:27

Former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas has resigned as a member of Parliament, the office of the ANC chief whip has confirmed.

Gordhan accepts Scopa invite to address Sassa crisis

2017-03-10 13:00

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has accepted an invitation to attend a Scopa meeting to discuss the looming social grants crisis.

No ministers appear before Parliament committee to explain ICC withdrawal

2017-03-08 14:28

Neither International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane nor Justice Minister Michael Masutha have appeared before the international relations portfolio committee to explain Cabinet's botched ICC withdrawal.

Nhleko condemns xenophobic 'barbarity'

2017-03-07 21:45

The ANC is disturbed by Africans attacking fellow Africans, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has said during a debate in the National Assembly.

Parliament adopts SABC inquiry report

2017-03-07 15:52

Parliament has formally adopted the final report of the ad hoc committee looking into the fitness of the SABC board.

Dlamini to face Scopa over grants crisis

2017-03-07 07:16

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is expected to face Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts to discuss the impending social grants crisis.

Spotlight to shine on Sassa, Dlamini again in Parliament

2017-03-06 11:13

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is to get another chance to explain the ongoing Sassa debacle to Parliament.

Scopa angry over 'honest' DG's resignation in Sassa matter

2017-03-04 10:45

The standing committee on public accounts says it is angry over the resignation of Department of Social Development director general Zane Dangor, lamenting the loss of an "honest" worker.

Tshwane violence has no place in democracy - Cabinet

2017-03-02 17:31

Recent attacks on foreign nationals in Tshwane and Johannesburg are unacceptable and do not belong in democracy, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.

 

And then there were 3: Tina Joemat-Pettersson resigns as MP

2017-04-06 11:46

Former energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has joined Dipuo Peters and Mcebisi Jonas in resigning from Parliament, after they lost their jobs in the recent Cabinet reshuffle.

DA asks Mbete for urgent sitting over reshuffle

2017-03-31 14:41

DA chief whip John Steenhuisen has written to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to ask for a debate of a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

Ramaphosa to face questions about 'dodging Dlamini'

2017-03-09 07:52

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will be asked about Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini's attendance in Parliament during a question-and-answer session.

Masutha to face committee over court's ICC ruling

2017-03-08 06:23

Justice Minister Michael Masutha is set to address MPs about the High Court ruling which declared the government’s decision to leave the International Criminal Court invalid.

Scopa calls Gordhan to appear over Sassa crisis

2017-03-07 16:42

Parliament's standing committee on public accounts has called Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to appear before it to discuss the social grants crisis.

CPS negotiations not over - Dlamini

2017-03-07 13:50

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has denied reports that a new social grants distribution contract has been finalised with Cash Paymaster Services.

Parliament to consider final SABC inquiry report

2017-03-07 06:15

The National Assembly is to debate the final report of the ad hoc committee that investigated the SABC board's fitness to hold office.

Stop inciting xenophic tensions, marchers tell govt leaders

2017-03-04 14:24

A coalition of over 10 civil bodies has demanded that high-level government and tribal leaders refrain from making comments that could incite xenophobic violence.

Land issue not handled properly in Parliament – MKMVA

2017-03-04 09:02

The issue of land is among those to be tackled by the Umkhonto WeSizwe Military Veterans’ Association when it sits down for its national executive committee meeting.

Cash trucks could be used to deliver grant money to rural areas - Dangor

2017-03-02 13:51

Cash trucks will be used as a last resort to ensure that rural people get their grants, says Social Development director general Zane Dangor.

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