South Africa has to be a better option for Trump than Greenland is, writes Howard Feldman.
The ANC caucus will for the first time since the sixth Parliament was inaugurated, deliberate on an issue that has far-reaching implications for our democracy: the removal from office of the Public Protector, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has not said outright whether he supports the prescription of assets - but has said government will pursue policies in the interests of South Africans, and pension fund holders.
The National Health Insurance Bill was introduced to Parliament last week, but it will still be quite a while before South Africa has full universal health care.
The National Council of Provinces has approved the 2019 Appropriation Bill, but opposition MPs say the processing of the bill has been rushed.
Deputy President David Mabuza acknowledged that the challenges that small business experienced in South Africa cut across the country’s broader economic troubles, including unemployment and lackluster growth.
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.
Ace Magashule will not be checking if ANC MPs are in their constituencies or attending the committee meetings. Instead, he will be checking if MPs are consistently pushing through ANC resolutions, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Months after Prince Harry called the world's most popular game "irresponsible," Epic Games denied that "Fortnite" is intentionally predatory.
While ANC secretary general Ace Magashule holds fast that there was no "SG's list" for the chairpersons of Parliament's committees, several ANC MPs sympathetic to former president Jacob Zuma will fill some of these positions. Most of them have a chequered past.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said he knows there is growing impatience across the nation for justice to be administered on those behind the looting of VBS Mutual Bank.
Justice Cameron is one of those "few" who have contributed so much to this, "our so young" constitutional democracy, says Thandi Modise.
How are we, as a City, supposed to effectively and accurately plan and budget, when we do not know who is even in our city, asks Herman Mashaba.
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.
The Economic Freedom Fighters in Parliament tried to push Deputy President David Mabuza to take a stand in the standoff between Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane during his oral replies to the legislature on Thursday afternoon.
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.
The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises wants lifestyle audits on all board members of state-owned enterprises, as well as director-generals.
Mkhwebane's decisions to probe Ramaphosa campaign donations will fuel calls for an inquiry into her fitness to hold office. Such an inquiry would have to be undertaken by a parliamentary committee, writes Ralph Mathekga.
Unemployment, corruption, poor service delivery, poverty and many other national crises must be confronted by a prestigious Parliament, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise has declined the DA's request to debate Eskom's financial crisis.
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