'Vibrant and robust' relations between arms of state good for democracy – Mbete

2017-11-14 22:37

The "more vibrant and robust" relations between the three arms of state are helping to strengthen South Africa's constitutional democracy, says Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete.

'Boos against president should be celebrated' - deputy labour minister

2017-05-02 18:46

It should be applauded that South Africa has a democracy where the president can be booed when people are unhappy with the president, said Patekile Holomisa, deputy minister of labour.

Number of soldiers at SONA has more than doubled since 2013

2017-02-08 20:02

The number of soldiers deployed at the SONA had increased two-and-a-half times since 2013, but Parliament’s principals could not explain why.

Malema’s Marikana statement not unparliamentary - SCA

2016-05-20 12:30

The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that EFF leader Julius Malema’s statement that the ANC government had massacred Marikana miners is not unparliamentary.

We don't owe an apology - Mbete

2016-04-03 14:09

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete says Parliament does not owe the Public Protector an apology following the Constitutional Court ruling on its handling of the Nkandla matter.

Parliament unapologetic about heavy police presence

2015-12-03 18:33

Parliament remains unapologetic about the large contingent of police officers which has been deployed at the institution to deal with striking Nehawu workers, National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete says.

Zuma to meet legislature, judiciary heads twice a year

2015-11-03 16:43

The heads of the ''three arms of state'' - the judiciary, executive and legislature - will meet twice a year to iron out any issues they have in the future, President Jacob Zuma has said.

Give Parliament space to conduct oversight on fees - Modise

2015-10-21 17:53

University students should give Parliament the “space” it needed to conduct its oversight regarding fee increases, the National Council of Provinces chairperson, Thandi Modise, says.

‘Interfering judiciary’: Thandi Modise takes separation of powers issues to the Constitutional Court

2015-07-07 12:07

The courts came under fire again for “interfering” – this time in Parliament.

Ramaphosa saved from answering Al-Bashir question

2015-06-17 15:07

National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise has not allowed questions about Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's controversial visit to SA to be asked during Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's question and answer session.


NSPCA considers lawsuit against NCOP chair Thandi Modise over 'farm of horrors'

2017-10-16 17:43

National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise could soon find herself in a private lawsuit brought by the NSPCA, after evading animal cruelty charges for over three years.

DA threatens court action to have Mbete removed

2017-02-09 21:51

The DA has threatened to go to court after a powdery substance with effects similar to that of tear gas was used inside the National Assembly.

WATCH: EFF MPs ejected from Zuma Q&A one by one

2016-10-25 14:59

EFF MPs have been ejected from the National Council of Provinces one by one after they refused to allow President Jacob Zuma to answer questions in the House.

Appeals court rules for Malema

2016-05-20 09:58

The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by NCOP chairperson Thandi Modise after a ruling that she acted incorrectly in asking Julius Malema to leave the National Assembly for saying the government massacred Marikana mineworkers.

WATCH: Parliament's presiding officers address ConCourt Nkandla ruling

Speaking on Sunday, Parliament's presiding officers addressed the media on the Constitutional Court ruling on Nkandla. They maintained the lessons learned were "major" and "most welcomed".

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Parliament needs new policy on protests - NCOP chair

2015-12-03 17:45

NCOP chairperson Thandi Modise has said Parliament needs to formulate policies to deal with protests and protesters so that they can do their jobs without disruption.

Parliament was not prepared for protesting students - Modise

2015-10-21 19:04

Parliament was not prepared for students to storm the precinct, National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise has admitted.

Parliament failed Tony Yengeni, says Thandi Modise

2015-08-25 15:35

Fourteen years after former ANC chief whip Tony Yengeni was investigated by Parliament’s ethics committee for violating Parliament’s code of conduct, a senior ANC MP has come to his defence.

EFF: Has Ramaphosa received Marikana report officially or unofficially?

2015-06-17 19:21

The EFF has tried - unsuccessfully - in the NCOP to ask Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa whether he has received the Marikana report, "officially or unofficially".

Modise's farm was the most dangerous - award winning inspector

2015-06-04 17:28

An NSPCA inspector has said one of the most dangerous situations she ever encountered was at the farm of the National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise.

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