ARTICLES RELATING TO NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Who should rebuild our institutions when even angels fall from heaven?

2019-07-28 07:21

No one grouping or person should anoint themselves as the defenders of constitutionalism and those who do so should not consider themselves to be immune to criticism and interrogation, writes Rekgotsofetse Chikane.

More financial support on the cards for SABC, Denel, SAA - Mboweni

2019-07-23 14:26

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says once the 2019 Appropriations Bill is passed, government will be in a position to make allocations to support state-owned enterprises like the SABC, Denel and SAA.

Eskom's financial crisis won't be debated in Parly, DA says

2019-06-16 15:00

Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise has declined the DA's request to debate Eskom's financial crisis.

Business body wants Parliament to remove Public Protector

2019-05-29 17:54

Business Unity South Africa has submitted a petition to the speaker of the National Assembly to institute proceedings to have Public Protector Busiswe Mkhwebane removed.

Cellphones, R1-million salaries, free flights and airport parking - these are some of the perks awaiting new MPs

2019-05-17 06:29

All members of parliament earn a minimum salary of R1.1 million a year.

Why the Fifth Parliament was little more than Luthuli House-by-the-sea

2019-04-08 08:54

There were fights, there was bluster, there were presidential chuckles. What there was very little of, was holding the executive to account. Parliamentary reporter Jan Gerber provides his overview of the Fifth Parliament.

This may be the cheapest SONA in five years – with no gala dinner for politicians

2019-02-06 19:36

Parliament has cut the budget for the 2019 State Of the Nation Address (SONA) by 47% compared to 2018 – and is hoping to come in far below that budget.

National Assembly adopts 'brilliant' Eskom Inquiry report

2018-11-29 17:05

The Eskom Inquiry report, was adopted by the National Assembly. It recommends that law enforcement agencies pursue investigations and prosecution of those implicated.

9 things you should know about Steinhoff’s appearance in Parliament – and why its shares surged 25%

2018-08-29 19:57

Steinhoff share price rose from R2.22 to R3.00 during the course of a hearing on Wednesday, before closing at R2.75, as investors liked what they heard.

Running with the Buffalo: Can the opposition keep up?

2018-02-22 07:11

If the first six days of the Ramaphosa presidency are anything to go by, South Africans might just get a Parliament that functions as it is supposed to, writes Jan Gerber.

 

MPs slam Eskom appropriation bill as just another lifeline for failing entity

2019-07-23 16:49

Some members of Parliament have raised concerns that the 2019 Appropriations Bill does not include real amendments, saying it is just a means to provide another lifeline for Eskom.

Eskom's R17bn emergency funding in spotlight as Parly considers appropriations bill

2019-07-21 18:01

The National Assembly this week will consider the 2019 Appropriation Bill, which includes emergency funding of R17bn for Eskom, authorised by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni in April.

Business bodies at odds over petition to remove Public Protector

2019-05-30 09:49

The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says that a business grouping petitioning Parliament directly for removal of the head of a chapter 9 institution may 'lead to a constitutional crisis'.

10 points of advice for new MPs

2019-05-22 05:00

Speak out when things go wrong. The oath you will make today is to serve the country and its people – not your political party. Honour that, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

The Sixth Parliament is about to commence. Buckle up

2019-05-17 06:00

With the ballots cast, the votes counted, and the seats calculated, everything is set for the Sixth Parliament to start its term. What will happen? Jan Gerber ventures a few guesses.

Here are the promises Ramaphosa kept from SONA 2018 — and the ones he didn’t

2019-02-07 13:21

Key to Cyril Rampahosa's agenda was stimulating economic growth and job creation, and bring stability to several state-owned enterprises and key state institutions. Here's how he has done.

KwaZulu-Natal will have a bigger say in Parliament after the elections – at the expense of the Eastern Cape

2019-01-31 14:05

In the 2019 elections South Africa's perpetual battleground province KwaZulu-Natal will have an extra seat in the National Assembly at stake. The people of the Eastern Cape will lose some representation – but will still out-vote the bigger Western Cape.

Those responsible for VBS municipal losses will face the music - Mkhize

2018-09-06 06:45

Much of the money lost by municipalities to the VBS Mutual Bank scandal was intended for service delivery, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Zweli Mkhize has said.

Loans from China are no Faustian bargain, says President Cyril Ramaphosa

2018-08-23 07:58

President Cyril Ramaphosa said in its dealings with SA, China had not displayed any “imperialist tendencies” and that SA could see an imperialist coming from far away.

Parliament finalises rules for impeachment

2018-01-07 06:03

Parliament is convening an urgent meeting to finalise the drafting of the rules to give effect to section 89 of the Constitution, which deals with the removal of a president from office.

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