Parliament welcomes sugar tariff increase

2018-08-17 16:14

Minister Rob Davies said on Wednesday that he endorsed the recommendation that import duties on sugar should be increased to $680/ton.

The NSFAS is 'not out of the woods' - higher education dept

2018-08-16 21:42

The chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training Connie September, has urged the floundering National Student Financial Aid Scheme to pay the right amount of money to the right students at the right time

Parastatal bailouts will have us downgraded, DA warns

2018-08-12 15:00

The opposition is also looking to have Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance with National Treasury to discuss sovereign liabilities and which parastatals asked for bailouts.

Holomisa: We agree with ANC on land, as long as it's not electioneering

2018-08-06 18:57

Bantu Holomisa's remarks appear to be in support of ANC plans to push for amendments to the Constitution to explicitly clarify how government could expropriate land without compensation.

Ramaphosa didn't overstep with land comments - ANC MP

2018-08-01 13:39

President Cyril Ramaphosa's remarks on land expropriation don't change Parliament's hearings on the process, says ANC MP Vincent Smith.

Parliament very worried about Eskom's R19.6bn irregular expenditure

2018-07-23 16:38

Parliament’s portfolio committee on public enterprises has expressed deep concern over the rate at which Eskom’s irregular expenditure had ballooned.

Cabinet calls for calm amid land expropriation hearings

2018-07-05 18:19

While the land debate has been viewed largely through a racial lens, the potential land reforms which may emerge have people across various sectors of South African society nervous.

Unions welcome new healthcare laws – with a laundry list of concerns

2018-06-22 15:02

Unions and labour federations have broadly welcomed the release of the NHI Bill and the Medial Schemes Amendment Bill, but concerns about implementation persist.

MPs to wait for Mkhwebane's reply before deciding on inquiry

2018-06-13 16:45

Despite an indication from the Public Protector that the committee does not need her input before deciding on an inquiry against her, MPs have agreed to wait to hear from her.

42 unnamed MPs declared their interests late

2018-06-05 18:55

Parliament's Joint Ethics Committee says MPs who were legally obliged to disclose their interests for 2017 have done so, but no all of them were on time.

 

World Bank touts private sector intervention in inequality, but MPs push back

2018-08-16 22:16

Private sector intervention is among the policy proposals by the World Bank to address South Africa’s inequality and poverty levels, however this has not been received well by some members of Parliament.

Treasury offers eleventh-hour recommendations to fix Road Accident Fund

2018-08-15 05:45

In 2011 Cabinet approved a policy in which the Road Accident Fund would be converted from being a fault based, liability insurance system to a fully funded social security system.

Damage to North West departments could take 18 months to fix

2018-08-07 19:49

Parliament has been told that because the challenges in some North West departments are so serious, it could be well over a year before these departments can run their own affairs again.

Parliament raises concerns over SAPS safety plan in light of new attacks

2018-08-04 21:52

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Francois Beukman, has expressed serious concern about the effectiveness of the safety strategy of the South African Police Services at station level following Saturday's attack at a police station in Kareedouw in the Eastern Cape.

Manana resignation a tactic to avoid taking accountability in Parliament – DA

2018-07-24 21:47

The DA says Manana was due to appear before Parliament's Joint Committee on Ethics and Members' Interests on Wednesday.

IFP joins call for fuel levy suspension

2018-07-17 11:26

The IFP has called for a halt on fuel price levies, saying the ruling party is dragging its feet.

SA Reserve Bank secures guarantees up to R100 000 for VBS retail depositors

2018-07-05 09:50

The central bank says it has secured guarantees from National Treasury of up to R100 000 per depositor for VBS Mutual Bank retail depositors, double the previous amount.

It is ordinary South Africans' turn to speak about expropriation – Constitutional Review Committee

2018-06-21 16:29

MPs say their role in the upcoming hearings on land expropriation without compensation will be to facilitate discussions and give ordinary South Africans the platform to express their views.

Treasury says EFF doesn't grasp how Parliament works after attack on top official

2018-06-07 10:21

Treasury said it "treats with utmost contempt" EFF claims that Treasury deputy director-general Ismail Momoniat was driving an anti-black agenda.

Land reform will happen, and MPs will be there for the journey - Mabuza

2018-05-29 15:27

Government is working to address issues relating to rights of ownership of land, Deputy President David Mabuza told Parliament.

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