ARTICLES RELATING TO PARLIAMENT

Integrity commission, bill to reserve jobs for South Africans on IFP's parliamentary agenda for 2020

2020-01-18 17:32

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.

'They must touch me!': The big - and strange - moments in Parliament in 2019

2020-01-03 06:00

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.

Parliament delegation welcomes proposed development of a model law on GBV

2019-12-16 07:10

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.

Expropriation without compensation: This is how the Constitution could be amended

2019-11-07 06:23

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.

'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.

 

5 things to watch out for in Parliament in 2020

2020-01-05 10:00

Another turbulent year is expected for Parliament. Here are five of the issues the national legislature will grapple with this year.

WATCH | From a shocking kidnapping to KZN tornadoes, here are the videos that made headlines in 2019

2019-12-30 06:19

With 2019 fast coming to an end, we take one last glance at the videos that made headlines this year. Watch.

Cabinet backs new Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter

2019-11-21 12:35

Cabinet supports the appointment of Andre de Ruyter as new Eskom CEO, saying he will bring significant experience to the role.

DA to elect new parliamentary leader next week, Steenhuisen no longer chief whip - for now

2019-10-24 11:43

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.

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.

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