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Voters are never powerless – despite our electoral system

2018-12-12 08:32

Undeniably, voters have a far bigger say in a first-past-the-post electoral system. But in a country like ours such a system would have seen the ANC getting close to all the seats in Parliament, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Contestation should be over parameters not the instrument of expropriation without compensation

2018-12-11 06:01

From a pragmatic sense, including a provision for expropriation without compensation in Section 25 should be "harmless" if the spirit of the section is kept as it is currently, writes Ongama Mtimka.

PIC says it will continue to invest in SOEs, but may reassess some details

2018-12-07 21:28

Africa's largest state-run asset manager has told Parliament’s that while it s in the process of reassessing its investments in state-owned entities, it would continue its invest in them because of its mandate.

Land expropriation: Ad hoc committee to be set up to amend Constitution

2018-12-06 17:07

The National Assembly has passed a motion to establish an ad hoc committee that will draft an amendment to section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation.

Degrees for MPs? What arrogant nonsense!

2018-12-05 07:56

There is absolutely no correlation between those who are good and conscientious servants of the people who elected them, and university degrees, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Land: Public participation does not mean everyone's views can prevail

2018-12-03 13:52

In assessing whether Parliament facilitated a public participation process, the standard is one of reasonableness, and what is reasonable will depend on the particular facts, writes Elmien du Plessis.

Court dismisses AfriForum's urgent bid to interdict Parliament's land expropriation report

2018-11-30 10:18

AfriForum's urgent application to interdict the adoption of the Constitutional Review Committee's first report into land expropriation without compensation has been dismissed.

The Name Game: Who's who in Parly's report on the Eskom inquiry

2018-11-28 20:06

Here is a list of who Parliament's inquiry report recommends should come forward and talk to the Zondo commission.

Land reform is about black farms, not braai spots - Mabuza

2018-11-22 19:11

Deputy president David Mabuza said the committee into land reform, which he chairs, had programmes aimed at avoiding land reform which leaves bustling farms unproductive.

Fearmongering shows DA's growing desperation

2018-11-21 06:51

The DA's fearmongering is a thinly disguised attempt to distract from the party's lack of coherence and disastrous year of infighting, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

 

New Expropriation Bill will end a year of needless turmoil around land

2018-12-11 08:31

The ANC allowed a whole year of destabilisation of the agricultural sector and undermining of Brand SA purely because it didn't want to be seen to be outdone by the EFF, writes Max du Preez.

Copyright Amendment Bill adoption postponed

2018-12-09 15:08

Thursday will be the final opportunity for the bill to be passed by the National Assembly.

PIC pursuing those responsible for VBS fallout, awaiting Steinhoff outcomes

2018-12-07 12:26

The PIC has Scopa it is pursuing those responsible for VBS-related losses, and awaiting the outcome of a PwC forensic investigation into Steinhoff before making a decision.

Denel suffers over R1.7bn loss, expects more in future

2018-12-05 14:06

Denel expects its revenue to fall to 38% to just R4.9bn in the 2018-19 financial year.

National Assembly adopts report on land expropriation without compensation

2018-12-04 16:32

The National Assembly has adopted the Joint Constitutional Review Committee's report recommending that the Constitution be amended to allow for land expropriation without compensation.

Quietly adopted rules to remove president empower National Assembly

2018-12-02 06:00

The adoption of new rules for removing a president through Parliament represents an advancement in South Africa's democratic health, writes Phephelaphi Dube.

SAA one of the big casualties of state capture - Gordhan

2018-11-28 22:30

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan has told Parliament that the next four months at SAA will be critical in determining whether the airline can return to its former glory as a national carrier.

Investigating unit hunting for SABC's missing millions - and wants Hlaudi to pay up

2018-11-27 19:23

Special Investigating Unit head Andy Mothibi has told Parliament that R21.7m is being sought from former SABC exec Hlaudi Motsoeneng for irregular appointments, dismissals and promotions.

'People have nothing muddy to throw' - ANC caucus accepts Ramaphosa's Bosasa correction

2018-11-22 15:30

The ANC parliamentary caucus has accepted the written correction President Cyril Ramaphosa made to his comments on the Bosasa donation to his campaign for the ANC presidency in 2017.

Blowing South Africans' one chance to warn against a constitutional amendment on land

2018-11-19 09:44

Depending on the scale of expropriation without compensation, the economic impact could be disastrous, writes Anthea Jeffery.

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