ARTICLES RELATING TO PARLIAMENT

'He remains a learner and she remains an educator' - parliamentary committee on Bishops teacher sex claims

2019-10-18 14:11

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Basic Education says that while an 18-year-old Bishops Diocesan College pupil involved in a reported relationship with a 30-year-old teacher is of legal age of consent, he is also still a school pupil and there are power dynamics at play.

'Sensitive' Eben Etzebeth saga could have been handled better - parliamentary committee

2019-10-03 13:54

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Sports, Art and Culture believes the matter involving Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth is 'sensitive' and could have been handled differently.

Ramaphosa's 5-point emergency plan to tackle gender-based violence

2019-09-19 06:32

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a five-point emergency plan to put a halt to gender-based violence during an extraordinary joint sitting of Parliament.

Madonsela: We should know who funds everyone in Parliament, not just Ramaphosa

2019-09-12 18:04

Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has said that details on who funds parliamentarians should not be limited to President Cyril Ramaphosa and the executive.

Parliament to intervene in 'ongoing violent tensions' against foreign nationals

2019-09-03 21:34

Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise and chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Amos Masondo will call on the relevant Parliamentary oversight committees to "determine a parliamentary intervention on the ongoing violent tensions in the country".

SANDF's Cape Flats deployment a 'success', but boots, barrels and bullets won't end gangsterism, says Defence Minister

2019-08-27 18:14

Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has called the deployment of the South African National Defence Force into parts of the Cape Flats a ''success'', but cautioned that the ''temporary measure'' was a moot point if the underlying socioeconomic causes of gangsterism were not adequately addressed.

Parliament to consider request to remove Public Protector on Tuesday

2019-08-26 16:17

Parliament's constitutional process to set up an inquiry into Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office will get underway this week, earlier than expected.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to answer questions in the National Assembly during the first oral question and answer session of the sixth democratic Parliament.

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State attorney to brief health committee on NHI Bill's constitutionality

2019-08-15 21:22

The portfolio committee on health will be briefed by the state attorney on the constitutionality of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, committee chairperson Sibongiseni Dhlomo said on Thursday.

High number of undocumented immigrants 'untenable' - committee on Home Affairs

2019-08-06 18:51

It is "untenable" that South Africa can have large numbers of undocumented immigrants, chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs Bongani Bongo said.

 

Parly slams SA weather service over R68m budget shortfall as suspended CEO remains on full pay

2019-10-11 09:26

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has slammed the South African Weather Service for receiving a qualified audit opinion for the 2018/2019 year.

Committee extends written submissions deadline for NHI Bill

2019-10-02 08:53

The public will have extra time to hand in written submissions on the National Health Insurance Bill after Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Health extended the closing date.

Ramaphosa's urgent sitting in Parliament to focus on femicide, gender-based violence

2019-09-18 05:32

Focus the attention of MPs and the nation at large on the crisis of gender-based violence and femicide - this is the purpose of the urgent sitting of both houses of Parliament which President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for.

Xenophobia? What xenophobia? Ministers prefer the term 'criminality'

2019-09-11 08:43

Ministers participating in a debate on the recent wave of violence continued with the government's longstanding narrative that these attacks are "criminality" and not xenophobia.

Magistrates use 'every trick in the book' to delay disciplinary hearings, Parliament hears

2019-08-29 09:44

Magistrates facing disciplinary hearings are using 'every trick in the book' to delay disciplinary proceedings against them, the Magistrate's Commission has told Parliament.

Parliament to come up with rules for the removal of Public Protector

2019-08-27 12:06

Parliament's Rules Committee is expected to devise a process for the removal of the Public Protector.

Modise irked by 'out of order' Mkhwebane, wants inquiry into Public Protector's fitness to hold office fast-tracked

2019-08-25 12:20

National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise expressed concern over apparent delays in resolving how to probe Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office.

The arguments for and against the NHI

2019-08-19 07:08

Since the National Health Insurance Bill was introduced to Parliament, the debate about the plan which promises to fundamentally change healthcare in South Africa has heated up.

AS IT HAPPENED | #NHIBill: National Treasury estimated that NHI will cost around R256bn

2019-08-08 12:00

The National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill has officially been introduced to Parliament, with the backing of the private sector and stakeholders known as 'Friends of NHI'.

No word from Cabinet on Public Protector reports, Zuma's spy claims

2019-07-25 13:49

Cabinet has not discussed the continued fallout over the Public Protector's reports on Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan and President Cyril Ramaphosa, as well former president Jacob Zuma's state capture inquiry testimony about spies and a plot to get rid of him.

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