The former Johannesburg mayor has 18 months to build a movement and a team to compete in the 2021 municipal elections, writes Adriaan Basson.
More sun than clouds. Mild.
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.
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.
Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise has declined the DA's request to debate Eskom's financial crisis.
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.
All members of parliament earn a minimum salary of R1.1 million a year.
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.
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.
The Eskom Inquiry report, was adopted by the National Assembly. It recommends that law enforcement agencies pursue investigations and prosecution of those implicated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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