ARTICLES RELATING TO PARLIAMENT

Sites identified for potential Parliament move to Tshwane

2019-04-26 16:05

The government says that it has identified potential construction sites for Parliament in Tshwane, if a mooted legislative capital move is gone through with.

Which MP got a R864 000 BMW from Nehawu?

2019-04-18 07:30

While allegations of the largesse meted out to South African politicians – notably those from the governing party – rocked South Africa over the last few months, the 2018 Register of Members' Interests made for rather boring reading.

Farmworkers protest at Parliament for moratorium on evictions

2019-03-20 21:57

Over 200 farmworkers have marched to Parliament to hand over a memorandum demanding an immediate moratorium on farm evictions, an urgent meeting with the minister of rural development and a task team to address farm evictions.

MPs concerned about Home Affairs' contract for visas

2019-03-12 21:25

The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs wants the renewal of a contract to outsource the processing of visas reviewed, likening it to the controversial Cash Paymaster Services contract.

Treasury: SARS is paying out more VAT refunds

2019-03-01 18:05

More people are filing VAT refund claims, which reflects that people believe they will get their refunds back.

Helen Suzman Foundation, Corruption Watch apply to step in to IPID court battle

2019-02-10 13:46

Civil society organisations Corruption Watch and The Helen Suzman Foundation have applied to be admitted as friends of the court in proceedings instituted by IPID executive director Robert McBride against Minister of Police Bheki Cele.

Ramaphosa to Public Protector: I did not deliberately mislead Parliament about R500 000 Bosasa donation

2019-02-05 16:03

President Cyril Ramaphosa, in a statement to the Public Protector, says he 'did not deliberately mislead Parliament' regarding the R500 000 Bosasa contribution to his 2017 ANC presidential campaign.

OVERVIEW: #LandExpropriation - National Assembly votes in favour of report to review Section 25 of Constitution

2018-12-04 15:30

National Assembly has voted in favour of adopting the report by the Constitutional Review Committee which recommends the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation.

5 key talking points from Mboweni's mini budget as SA reaches a 'crossroads'

2018-10-24 23:00

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on Wednesday afternoon, outlining the elements that have had a significant impact on the South African economy.

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.

 

'Impossible to confirm' if constituency offices of MPs actually exist - oversight body

2019-04-25 10:38

Parliament funds hundreds of constituency offices nationwide where members of public can meet with their elected representatives and raise concerns.

Public Works to splurge R730m on upgrades to ministerial houses, offices

2019-04-14 11:19

The Department of Public Works has come under fire again for splurging millions on ministerial houses after revealing that about R730m was going to be spent on renovations of ministerial houses in the current financial year.

Land Expropriation: Amending the Constitution left to Sixth Parliament

2019-03-19 21:03

It has been resolved: The Sixth Parliament will have to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation.

SABC interviews continue: A 'Hlaudi fan', two election campaigners and a second take

2019-03-06 13:21

It was a tough day in Parliament for four SABC board candidates who faced a grilling from the portfolio committee: one was quizzed on alleged mismanagement, one on his public support of Hlaudi Motsoeneng, and two defended their political positions on social media.

Cabinet hails Budget, interventions at Eskom

2019-02-28 16:32

A Technical Operations and Maintenance Review Team for Eskom will be announced shortly, Cabinet said.

OVERVIEW: General praise on Ramaphosa's SONA 2019 speech

2019-02-07 15:30

President Cyril Ramaphosa has delivered his second State of the Nation Address in Parliament at Cape Town.

NCOP adopts Electoral Laws Amendment Bill - what this means for 2019

2019-01-10 15:36

The NCOP has adopted the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill during a special sitting. Among other things, the bill will enable voters to cast their votes even if their addresses aren't on the voters roll yet.

Parliament files court papers in response to AfriForum attempt to set aside land discussion report

2018-11-25 12:49

Parliament has announced that it filed an answering affidavit responding to AfriForum's application to set aside a report on its land discussion.

OVERVIEW: VBS Parliamentary debate - ANC wants 'to deal with corruption decisively'

2018-10-23 18:30

During the National Assembly debate on the report into the VBS bank looting, ANC MP Yunus Carrim made it very clear that the ANC wants to deal with corruption decisively, despite whatever mistakes the party made in the past.

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.

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