WATCH | Baleka Mbete says ANC cannot be blamed for SA's problems in shocking interview

2019-10-21 15:52

In an interview with Al Jazeera, ANC heavyweight and former National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete claims that criminality was brought to Africa by colonialists and that she was too busy to confront former president Thabo Mbeki about his controversial HIV/Aids policies.

ANALYSIS: Saying no to Parliament - What's at stake for Mbete?

2019-05-22 10:39

While she is yet to give reasons for refusing to return to Parliament as an ordinary member, former parliamentary speaker Baleka Mbete will have a lot to lose if she did.

POLITICS PODCAST: Silly season sets in as SA edges closer to the May elections

2019-03-22 15:47

This week on POLOTIKI, Eskom is still in the spotlight as South Africa goes dark. And election season is in full swing with political parties on Wednesday signing the code of conduct at the Electoral Commission of South Africa.

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe recovering at home after health scare

2019-03-13 17:28

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe is recovering at home, after reports emerged earlier on Wednesday that he had been rushed to hospital.

Zuma 'has not accepted our invitation' to SONA - Modise

2019-01-30 16:04

Parliament has made no special plans in case the EFF disrupts next week's State of the Nation Address, while former president Jacob Zuma has not accepted his invitation, the presiding officers have said.

Gordhan tells Parliament Denel, SAA, SA Express will miss annual report deadline

2018-09-19 11:42

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has told Parliament that the annual reports for the three SOEs will not be ready on time, as the necessary paperwork is still outstanding.

IFP joins call for fuel levy suspension

2018-07-17 11:26

The IFP has called for a halt on fuel price levies, saying the ruling party is dragging its feet.

Speaker Mbete to keep a close eye on Auditor-General death threats

2018-05-31 22:28

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete says death threats against the office of the Auditor-General are an attempt to undermine the institution's powers and a threat to accountability.

Mbete concerned about Manana domestic worker assault complaint

2018-05-09 17:03

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete says she is concerned about the latest accusation of physical violence against ANC MP Mduduzi Manana.

Continue the revolution for Winnie - Naledi Pandor

2018-04-09 22:58

Paying tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in Khayelitsha in Cape Town, ANC MP Mandla Mandela and Minister of Higher Education Naledi Pandor said South Africa's work was not yet done.


South Africa 'not psychologically ready for a female president' - Baleka Mbete

2019-08-05 21:56

Former National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete believes South Africa is not psychologically ready for a female president.

Malusi Gigaba, Baleka Mbete withdraw names from ANC's parliamentary list

2019-05-21 16:32

Former National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete and controversial former minister Malusi Gigaba will not be joining the rest of the ANC’s caucus when they are sworn in as Members of Parliament.

Non-profits send lawyer's letter to Ramaphosa, Mbete over SABC board appointment

2019-03-15 16:14

Lawyers representing non-profit organisations have written to the speaker of the national Assembly and the president to ensure that there are no further delays in having eight vacancies on the SABC board filled.

Mbete pre-SONA: Land reform, the Zondo Commission and a new Parliament building

2019-02-07 18:49

Land reform is not something for which government should apologise, Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete has said.

On the reasons for visiting Cuba

2018-09-20 08:00

Cuba is not an example of success. It is non-democratic and one of the world’s leading human rights abusers that brutally controls an impoverished and desperate population, writes Howard Feldman.

Mkhize wants more time for Eskom debt report

2018-09-18 16:30

Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Zweli Mkhize has written to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete asking that his deadline for a report on how much municipalities owe Eskom be extended.

Baleka Mbete considering legal action after tweet alleging she did not declare business interests

2018-06-16 16:52

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete says she is seeking legal advice after tweets circulating that she allegedly had several business interests which were not declared to Parliament's Registrar of Members' Interests.

Parliament sets up feasibility study to look into move to Pretoria

2018-05-23 11:25

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete says an external service provider has been appointed to look into the feasibility of moving Parliament to Pretoria.

WATCH: Pandor, Mbete pay tribute to 'warrior' Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Naledi Pandor and Baleka Mbete were among those who paid tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at a memorial service in Khayelitsha. Watch.

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Speakers focus on ethics of public representatives

2018-04-08 12:44

Speakers in the legislative sector want frameworks governing the ethical behaviour of public representatives to be further strengthened, Parliament said on Sunday.

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