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Parliament welcomes SA government's and SADC's swift response to Zimbabwe

2017-11-16 17:25

Parliament has welcomed the South African government's and SADC's swift response to developments unfolding in Zimbabwe.

Sassa should not have disqualified Post Office - Treasury letter

2017-11-08 15:35

A letter by National Treasury to acting Sassa CEO Pearl Bengu says the agency should not have disqualified the South African Post Office from three possible services in the social grants scheme.

#ZumaQandA: Laughs and screams as MPs demand answers - AS IT HAPPENED

2017-11-02 13:49

President Jacob Zuma's last quarterly question session for the year in the National Assembly became slightly heated, despite the EFF boycotting the sitting, with the DA staging a walkout before MPs hurled insults at one another.

Parliament wants release of fees report expedited

2017-11-01 20:46

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training has expressed concern about the potential consequences of delaying the release of the Heher fees commission report.

Sassa, Post Office agree to 'sit through the night' to thrash out deal

2017-10-31 13:11

The South African Social Security Agency and the South African Post Office will "sit through the night" to thrash out a deal for the social grants scheme before Wednesday evening, MPs have heard.

Crime Stats: Western Cape is the murder centre of South Africa

2017-10-24 14:22

The Western Cape is home to a third of the country’s police stations where the most killings have been recorded and it's also home to South Africa’s longstanding murder capital - Nyanga.

Mbalula to reveal SA's crime stats

2017-10-24 07:11

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula will present the past year's crime statistics to Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Police.

Dlamini, Sassa face possible summons after no-show in Parliament

2017-10-18 13:40

The Portfolio Committee on Social Development will take legal advice on the possibility of summonsing Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, her department and Sassa, following another no-show in Parliament.

11% of government departments may not be able to operate in future - AG

2017-10-17 17:47

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has revealed in Parliament that 11% of government departments face 'material uncertainty' about their ability to continue operating in future.

Parliament slams Water and Sanitation Dept for missing targets, outstanding debt

2017-10-06 18:16

The Department of Water and Sanitation overspent close to R111m of its budget for the 2016/17 financial year, but only achieved 48% of its performance targets, according to a report tabled in Parliament.

 

ConCourt gives Sassa 4 weeks to deliver full grants plan

2017-11-10 15:10

The Constitutional Court has this week delivered a number of new directives to the SA Social Security Agency as the clock keeps ticking in the pending social grants scheme takeover.

Sassa, Post Office agreement date pushed back again

2017-11-08 10:37

The striking of the elusive deal between the South African Social Security Agency and the South African Post Office has been pushed back yet again, to November 17.

Zuma to answer questions on 'spy tape' legal costs, state capture, climate change

2017-11-02 06:09

The appointment of a new police commissioner, his legal costs in the 'spy tapes' saga, state capture and climate change are some of the topics on which President Jacob Zuma will have to answer in Parliament.

Ramaphosa says not his job to keep Dlamini accountable

2017-11-01 18:21

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has passed the buck to Parliament when it comes to disciplining truant ministers like Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini.

#MiniBudget2017: What you didn't see on TV: Faction fights? What faction fights?

2017-10-25 20:15

While reports suggest things are getting nasty in the ANC's leadership race, it was all smiles, hugs and kisses when the party's bigwigs bumped into mini budget speech, writes Jan Gerber.

Crime stats: Hard Livings gang singled out in Parliament as threat to Cape Town residents

2017-10-24 12:54

The Hard Livings gang got special mention from Police Minister Fikile Mbalula in Parliament when he released the national crime statistics.

ANC caucus redeploys 10 senior MPs in Parliament

2017-10-20 17:30

The ANC has announced a number of new deployments to senior Parliamentary posts, with the Public Enterprises Portfolio Committee due to get a new chairperson in the middle of its inquiry.

'We have no progress update' - Sassa, social development dept ditch Parliament

2017-10-18 11:17

The portfolio committee on social development waited patiently for a progress update on Sassa's obligations to the Constitutional Court, but they have been stood up by both the agency and the department.

No retirement package for Phiyega - Mbalula

2017-10-15 14:43

No retirement package was approved for former national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has said.

Land claims: Parliament begins process to reopen window to lodge claims

2017-10-05 16:23

The portfolio committee on rural development and land reform has begun discussions on a private members' amendment bill to reopen the window for citizens to lodge land claims.

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