Parliament suspends all activities because of coronavirus

2020-03-17 19:44

The coronavirus pandemic has now caused Parliament to suspend all its activities from Thursday.

EFF's Godrich Gardee resigns as MP

2020-03-10 14:56

Former EFF secretary-general Godrich Gardee, now the head of international relations, has resigned from his role as a member of Parliament.

Coronavirus: Opposition MPs want to know government's plans

2020-03-05 16:36

In a debate which started minutes after the first infection of the Coronavirus detected in South Africa was confirmed, opposition MPs called for greater transparency in government's handling of the pandemic and the spread of misinformation.

Police Ministry breaks the law - fails to appoint IPID head within one year

2020-02-26 13:55

The Ministry of Police is in contravention of legislation as it will not fill the vacant position of IPID head within one year of the vacancy arising.

Bid to unseat Mkhwebane heats up: DA submits 7 000 pages of 'evidence' to Modise

2020-02-21 18:01

The DA has submitted further 'evidence' to National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise to strengthen the party's motion for the removal of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

SONA debate: Lamola lays into 'megalomaniac' Malema for 'I'm in charge' comments

2020-02-20 08:56

The second of day of the SONA debate ended with Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola lighting up the ANC benches after lambasting EFF leader Julius Malema for claiming he is "in charge" in a democracy.

Mamabolo squares up: Bring it on, I will not retract Malema domestic abuse claims

2020-02-19 16:04

ANC MP Boy Mamabolo says he will not retract his claims that EFF leader Julius Malema had beaten his wife, telling Malema and his wife he will meet them in court.

Domestic abuse claims fly as Malema's SONA debate speech marred by shouting match

2020-02-18 18:11

The debate on President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address descended into a shouting match in the National Assembly after an ANC MP accused EFF leader Julius Malema of domestic violence.

TIMELINE | FW de Klerk: Tracking the storm

2020-02-17 10:53

Tension is mounting over apartheid president FW de Klerk's comments that apartheid was not necessarily a crime against humanity, with South Africans, political parties, activists and the FW de Klerk Foundation adding their voices.

EFF MPs to face Parliament conduct committee after SONA disruption

2020-02-14 10:50

EFF MPs' conduct during the State of the Nation Address will land them a date with Parliament's Powers and Privileges Committee.


Coronavirus: South Africans repatriated from Wuhan to arrive on Friday

2020-03-12 15:45

The 122 South Africans who are expected to be repatriated from Wuhan, China, are due to arrive in South Africa on Friday, according to Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu.

Speaker orders removal of Parliament brigadier who obstructed journalist and MPs

2020-03-06 15:59

National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise has given instructions for a senior police official to be booted from the parliamentary precinct after she prevented MPs from entering the National Assembly and obstructed a journalist from doing his job.

Police watchdog commits to major policy change

2020-02-28 06:06

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) will redraft core parts of its strategic plan after a Viewfinder exposé showed they encouraged the manipulation of case completion statistics.

Parliament has 'window of opportunity' to improve police accountability via IPID - experts

2020-02-26 06:26

A small shift in priority at IPID can dramatically increase its impact on police accountability, a recently published policy paper has found.

AS IT HAPPENED | #SONADebate: Ramaphosa apologises to Malema for ANC MP claims he abused his wife

2020-02-20 15:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa has responded to the debate on his State of the Nation Address following two days of pressure from opposition parties vigorously debating his speech in the National Assembly.

SONA debate: MPs should apologise for using domestic violence for politicking - Lucas

2020-02-19 18:48

Deputy chairperson of the NCOP Sylvia Lucas says gender-based violence should not be reduced to politicking, in a speech on the second day of the debate on the State of the Nation Address.

ANC, opposition parties condemn 'proto-fascist' EFF in SONA debate

2020-02-19 09:17

The 'proto-fascist' EFF has been roundly condemned as their disruptions at the start of Thursday evening's State of the Nation Address cast a pall on the SONA debate.

RUNDOWN | #SONADebate GBV claims, typical walkouts and disappointment at the president

2020-02-18 16:00

The first day of the State of the Nation Address debate was overshadowed by claims of gender-based violence levelled at two prominent leaders: the President and the leader of the third biggest party in the country.

SONA: Parliament apologises to South Africans for the conduct of 'certain members'

2020-02-14 17:13

Parliament's presiding officers have apologised to South Africans for the conduct of 'a few of its members' on a night when the EFF again disrupted the State of the Nation Address.

FIRST TAKE | EFF's political arson, thuggery reveals its disdain for democracy, procedure

2020-02-13 20:37

The EFF prevented President Cyril Ramaphosa from delivering his State of the Nation Address, and once again proved that Julius Malema’s party does not believe in a constitutional democracy.

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