Parliamentarians are entitled to a good salary and pension benefits, but luxuries have no place in the current economic climate, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Establishing an integrity commission as a Chapter 9 institution and passing a private member's bill that will preserve jobs for South Africans are two of the IFP's goals for the 2020 parliamentary year.
Much of Parliament's time in 2019 was spent rushing through admin work, but it also saw some crazier events, such as an EFF MP caught slapping a policeman, to Minister Pravin Gordhan's podium being stormed during his budget vote speech.
A delegation from Parliament has welcomed the proposal of a report proposing the development of a model law on gender-based violence against women and girls.
There are currently three proposals on how to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation of land without compensation - two from Parliament's legal unit and one from the EFF.
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.
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.
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.
Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has said that details on who funds parliamentarians should not be limited to President Cyril Ramaphosa and the executive.
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".
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.
Another turbulent year is expected for Parliament. Here are five of the issues the national legislature will grapple with this year.
With 2019 fast coming to an end, we take one last glance at the videos that made headlines this year. Watch.
Cabinet supports the appointment of Andre de Ruyter as new Eskom CEO, saying he will bring significant experience to the role.
The DA's parliamentary caucus is expected to hold an election next week to choose its new parliamentary leader after Mmusi Maimane resigned, says DA caucus chairperson and acting parliamentary leader Annelie Lotriet.
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.
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.
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.
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 facing disciplinary hearings are using 'every trick in the book' to delay disciplinary proceedings against them, the Magistrate's Commission has told Parliament.
Parliament's Rules Committee is expected to devise a process for the removal of the Public Protector.
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