VBS scandal: Maimane will soon quiz Ramaphosa on when he first became aware of looting

2018-10-19 13:24

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has been told that he will soon have the chance to pose his urgent question to President Cyril Ramaphosa about whether the president had prior knowledge of grand-scale looting at VBS Mutual Bank.

Rand holds gains as Tito Mboweni announced as finance minister

2018-10-09 16:29

In a short address President Ramaphosa said it was is a measure of Nhlanhla Nene's character that he offered to resign although he had 'not been implicated in acts of wrongdoing'.

Welcome to 'Checkpoint Parly'

2018-09-27 22:31

There has been a marked increase in vigilance at Parliament's entry points - a day after it was revealed that a police officer faced disciplinary proceedings after a parliamentary official committed suicide on the legislature's precinct.

Parliament welcomes visa reforms announced by Gigaba

2018-09-26 11:42

The visa reforms are due to be implemented ahead of the festive season because of their potential to create economic growth.

Security heightened at Parliament as police, SSA probe shooting incident

2018-09-17 17:02

The police and State Security Agency are investigating the circumstances of a shooting incident at the parliamentary precinct in which a contract worker, 57-year old Lennox Garane, took his own life.

Parliament approves pension hike for Zuma

2018-09-12 19:18

While former president Jacob Zuma delivered a speech to students in the Eastern Cape questioning the existence of state capture, the National Assembly approved a pension increase for him.

Ramaphosa talks economy in Parliament - 5 key takeaways

2018-09-11 18:05

President Cyril Ramaphosa answered economic questions in the National Council of Provinces. Here are five key takeaways.

OVERVIEW: We can't rely on state to 'act in interests of landless people' - submission at land hearings

2018-09-05 16:30

Parliamentary land hearings have continued and the Constitutional Review Committee heard further presentations, including those from BLF, the Orania Movement and the Afrikanerbond.

ANC MP Vincent Smith steps out of land hearings to deal with Bosasa allegations

2018-09-04 12:01

ANC MP Vincent Smith has stepped out of the constitutional review committee on land expropriation to deal with allegations that he accepted nearly R800 000 in cash and gifts from the controversial Bosasa group.

Initiation Bill not intended to usurp tradition – Parliament

2018-08-19 19:53

Parliament does not intend to usurp traditional initiation while formulating the Customary Initiation Bill, says the chairperson for the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

 

MPs to discuss anti-gang strategy in wake of community protests

2018-10-10 13:03

The portfolio committee says it will also look at the state of community policing in high-crime areas affected by gun violence.

Train attacks: Prasa to brief Parliament on its strategy

2018-10-09 05:22

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is expected to brief Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Transport on its strategy for dealing with attacks on its trains.

Expropriation without compensation: MPs only expected to report back in November

2018-09-27 14:37

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee has requested more time to process all the inputs and expects to be ready with a final report only in November.

Parliament will consider 'introducing a new bill' following dagga ruling

2018-09-18 16:53

The Constitutional Court has given Parliament 24 months to update legislation relating to marijuana use after its favourable ruling on private use.

'Talk to my lawyer' - Gupta 'fixer' Chawla to parliamentary committee

2018-09-13 13:04

All communication with Ashu Chawla, an alleged Gupta fixer, will have to be through his lawyer, his counsel has told MPs on Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs.

Competition amendments close loopholes and support small business - Ebrahim Patel

2018-09-11 21:38

Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel has told Parliament that definitions for various anti-competitive behaviour were replaced with guidelines to close loopholes and allow court discretion in a dispute.

OVERVIEW: 'We haven't reached a state of lawlessness' in SA - Cele on 2017/2018 #CrimeStats

2018-09-11 12:00

The Ministry of Police has presented the 2017/2018 national crime statistics to the Portfolio Committee on Police in Parliament, and the numbers paint a grim picture.

ANC rallies around MP Vincent Smith after controversial Bosasa payments

2018-09-04 13:44

The ANC is rallying around senior MP Vincent Smith after it emerged that he received money from controversial security and facilities company Bosasa.

Public works committee withdraws Expropriation Bill to 'avoid running a parallel process'

2018-08-28 17:20

The committee believes rejecting this bill in its current form will help avoid running a parallel process while the Joint Constitutional Review Committee continues its work on the possible review of section 25 of the Constitution.

Municipalities to blame for 'contamination of Vaal River system' - Parliament

2018-08-19 15:28

A lack of maintenance in sewage infrastructure by municipalities is to blame for contamination into the Vaal River system, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation has said.

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