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WATCH: 6th Parliament rises - MPs vow to keep it accountable

2019-05-22 21:41

The sixth democratically elected Parliament opened on Wednesday, with the swearing-in of Members of Parliament.

Google's lobbying drives haste around Copyright Bill

2019-04-19 06:00

South Africa is clearly the latest terrain of a world-wide tug-war between creators of authored works, publishers, cultural industries, tech firms and their activists over the protection of copyright, writes Collen Dlamini.

SABC has full board at last, after Ramaphosa signs off on eight additions

2019-04-12 10:30

President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi as deputy chairperson of the struggling state broadcaster's board.

Ministerial handbook amended to limit state waste on cars and trips, says Ramaphosa

2019-03-24 21:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa told Members of Parliament in a written reply to questions that his office had referred the latest version of the ministerial handbook to the Department of Public Service and Administration to align it with the macro-configuration of government.

Hawks say they are waiting 'anxiously' for access to PwC report into Steinhoff

2019-03-22 14:13

The 3000-page forensic probe into accounting fraud was given to Steinhoff leadership by PwC earlier in the month.

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.

‘I didn’t leave SABC over Protector report’ – former CEO

2019-03-06 21:05

Former SABC CEO Lulama Mokhobo tells Parliament she did not quit her job as CEO over the Public Protector report that implicated SABC COO Hlaudi Motseneng in wrongdoing.

'I’m a patriot, not a trouble maker', says firebrand SABC candidate

2019-03-06 10:58

SABC board hopeful Mamudupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi, who made headlines for a well-publicised legal battle with former president Jacob Zuma and former communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda, had an impressive CV - but found herself fielding questions about past controversies and battles boardroom battles.

'SABC needs a pilot' says board candidate who admits having no broadcast experience

2019-03-05 16:36

Advocate Mathews Mofokeng told Parliament's portfolio committee on communications that he was the pilot the South African Broadcasting Corporation needs to steer it out of its troubles.

Eight SABC board hopefuls take the hot seat

2019-03-05 07:36

Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications will start the process of filling eight vacancies on the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s board, when the committee interviews 8 of its 24 shortlisted candidates.

 

'Eish!' Late Mboweni sworn in with the EFF, keeps 378 000 Twitter followers updated

2019-05-22 14:21

Mboweni is known for being outspoken on the social media platform - whether he is discussing dinner plans with his followers, promising to review books like 'Gangster State', or asking Helen Zille to stop tweeting.

Sisulu: Foreign mission landlords’ names will stay protected

2019-04-18 18:16

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu has declined to disclose the names of SA's landlords abroad, evoking the guide to parliamentary questions in the National Assembly.

Nzimande vows to clear driving licence backlog of 194 000 cards

2019-04-04 13:36

The backlog was caused by a 2018 strike by employees producing the cards, which ended when the department chose to in-source card production.

Meet the SABC's 8 newest board members - if Ramaphosa approves

2019-03-23 11:51

The National Assembly in Parliament HAS approved a report by the portfolio committee on communications, after it interviewed 24 candidates to fill eight vacancies at the board of the public service broadcaster.

SA will get through Brexit maze just fine, says trade and industry committee chair

2019-03-19 13:26

Trade and industry committee chair Joan Fubbs told Fin24 that Parliament's dissolution and the UK's own decision-making processes around Brexit meant there was no feasible way to make progress on the matter before the next term - but she was confident SA would be fine.

Unisa vice tells SABC panel Nzimande's son was hired fairly

2019-03-06 22:00

Unisa vice principal for operations and facilities Marcia Socikwa tells Parliament the appointment of Minister Blade Nzimande’s son was based on merit.

Hlaudi's shadow looms over SABC board interviews

2019-03-06 15:43

Democratic Alliance MP Phumzile van Damme and Economic Freedom Fighters MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi took candidate Sembie Danana on about his role in a previous board before Hlaudi Motsoeneng became COO at the public service broadcaster.

SABC board candidate wants to clear name at state capture inquiry

2019-03-06 05:00

A former top official in the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Gift Buthelezi, told Parliament’s oversight committee on communications he wants to testify before the commission of inquiry into state capture to clear his name.

First SABC board candidate says she can weather 'tsunami of corruption'

2019-03-05 14:14

The first candidate being interviewed for a spot on the public broadcaster's board, Jasmina Patel, spoke at length about her history as an auditor, saying she has withstood interference and intimidation in the past.

On board with SABC: who's who on the winding list of candidates

2019-03-01 08:55

Some have had experience working in the SABC, while others have taken government bigwigs to court and won.

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