Correcting the ‘original sin’ fairly

2018-12-18 13:42

Amending Section 25 of our Constitution, with the aim to correct past injustices, has been fraught with tension. But it also highlights Parliament’s apparent inability to allow for proper public participation.

SABC bosses asked to steer ship in best interest of SA in wake of crippling resignations

2018-12-07 22:24

The parliamentary communications committee wants exit interviews to be conducted with SABC board members who resigned in order to ascertain the reasons behind their decisions.

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.

Postbank must be run separately from Post Office to protect depositors - MPs

2018-11-21 20:09

A new bill proposed by Treasury intends to amend five acts, including one which will affect state banks.

Land Expropriation: EFF brings ANC's recommendation to constitutional review committee

2018-11-15 21:13

The EFF has put forward a recommendation on the amendment of the Constitution that is identical, word for word, to a proposal submitted earlier by the ANC in a move an opposition MP has called "a convenient alliance".

Parliament this week: Fisticuffs, filibustering and an erect pinky

2018-11-09 23:06

South African parliamentarians have rolled back the clock to 2014 this week, with "pay back the money" chants, fisticuffs and a filibuster.

Land expropriation: After filibustering, CRC will discuss recommendations next week

2018-11-08 17:50

After a morning of filibustering by parties opposed to the amendment of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation, the Joint Constitutional Review Committee has adjourned without discussing its recommendations.

Parliamentary committees not part of any plot against Gigaba - Mthembu

2018-11-06 17:01

"The committees of Parliament are not part of any plot," says ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu in response to allegations by embattled Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.

VBS scandal: MPs take the Mickey out of the EFF in parliamentary debate

2018-10-23 22:03

In a heated debate on the VBS scandal in the National Assembly, much of the focus was on the EFF, and its MPs reacted angrily at their detractors.

Parliament promises to probe circumstances surrounding parliamentary official’s suicide

2018-10-06 22:22

An independent inquiry into the suicide of a parliamentary official will be instituted.


Alex Boraine refused to leave politics to politicians

2018-12-09 06:00

To some he was a 'white liberal' and to some supporters of the National Party an astute boer antagonist. To many Alex Boraine was somewhere between an idealist and an agitator, writes Charles Villa-Vicencio.

Home Affairs officials can't refuse to solemnise same-sex marriages after Bill is adopted

2018-12-06 18:45

The National Assembly has adopted a Bill, which will ensure that same-sex couples are treated the same way as heterosexual couples when it comes to civil unions.

Land Expropriation: AfriForum vs Parliament to be heard on Thursday

2018-11-26 17:43

AfriForum's application to have the Joint Constitutional Review Committee's report on section 25 set aside will be heard on Thursday. Parliament will oppose the application.

Concerns raised around increase in municipalities adopting unfunded budgets

2018-11-17 16:32

Parliament's Select Committee on Appropriations (SeCOA) has expressed serious concerns over the increase in municipalities that adopted unfunded budgets for the 2018/2019 financial year.

WATCH: Julius Malema on changing the Constitution around land expropriation

EFF leader Julius Malema claimed that not a single white person supported the amendment of section 25 and that the matter is a race issue, not a class issue.

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'We're not fascist!' - EFF MP as acrimony with DA continues

2018-11-08 22:39

An EFF MP has denied that the party is fascist as the acrimony between the DA and EFF in the National Assembly continued.

Malema and Steenhuisen leave National Assembly, refuse to withdraw remarks

2018-11-07 22:27

Both DA chief whip John Steenhuisen and EFF leader Julius Malema have refused to withdraw remarks they made to each other during this week's violent sitting in the National Assembly.

Government guarantees on tap? Not without Parliament's say - new bill

2018-11-02 07:25

DA MP Alf Lees has tabled a private member's bill to stop state-owned entities from racking up government guarantees unchallenged.


2018-10-09 13:05

AS THE Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) board chairperson Khanyisile Kweyama briefed Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Transport, another Metrorail station was burnt.

Police take disciplinary steps against officer after suicide at Parliament

2018-09-26 16:55

A police officer faces disciplinary proceedings following a suicide on the legislature's precinct – an incident which has raised security concerns at the national key point.

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