With the right announcements the markets would react positively, support the government in seeking growth, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Morning clouds. Cool.
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.
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.
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 is recovering at home, after reports emerged earlier on Wednesday that he had been rushed to hospital.
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.
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.
The IFP has called for a halt on fuel price levies, saying the ruling party is dragging its feet.
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.
National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete says she is concerned about the latest accusation of physical violence against ANC MP Mduduzi Manana.
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.
Former National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete believes South Africa is not psychologically ready for a female president.
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.
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.
Land reform is not something for which government should apologise, Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete has said.
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.
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.
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.
National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete says an external service provider has been appointed to look into the feasibility of moving Parliament to Pretoria.
Naledi Pandor and Baleka Mbete were among those who paid tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at a memorial service in Khayelitsha. Watch.
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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