FIRST TAKE: Ramaphosa charms and challenges foes to rally behind him

2019-05-22 19:55

In his acceptance speech after being elected as the fifth president of a democratic South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa charmed and challenged his political opponents to work with him in improving the lives of all South Africans, writes News24's editor-in-chief Adriaan Basson.

EXPLAINED: Mabuza will not be sworn in as MP... what you need to know

2019-05-22 10:05

Deputy President David Mabuza will not be sworn in alongside the rest of ANC MPs on Wednesday after the party's integrity committee found he brought the party into disrepute. The repercussions are legal, technical and political.

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.

POLITICS PODCAST | Will Ramaphosa clean up his Cabinet?

2019-05-17 11:12

This week on POLOTIKI, we discuss the tug-of-war between the ANC’s Fikile Mbalula and Ace Magashule, the incomplete list of premier candidates and whether the president will select a cleaner Cabinet. Listen.

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.

5 controversial ANC members who are heading to Parliament

2019-05-15 22:55

The Electoral Commission of South Africa officially handed over the list of 830 elective representatives headed to Parliament to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng at the Constitutional Court in Braamfontein.

What is a 'colourful music explosive'? Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane clarifies mysterious gift

2019-04-18 14:54

The "colourful music explosive" listed in the 2018 Register of Members' Interests by Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane is concert tickets.

The ANC list could hold real danger for Ramaphosa post elections

2019-04-03 08:21

As the ANC list stands at the moment, Ramaphosa will face a hostile caucus when Parliament returns after the elections with about 53% of the top 120 being former Zuma-ites, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

SA has a long way to go on human rights – MPs debate

2019-03-20 21:33

On the last day of the fifth Parliament and to mark Human Rights Day, MPs debated human rights in South Africa.

My f*k, ANC!

2019-03-20 05:00

The central message from the president is that there is a new sheriff in town who will not tolerate any corruption. The problem is that this is starting to sound pretty hollow, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

WATCH LIVE: MPs elect new National Assembly speaker and president

South Africa's sixth democratic Parliament is expected to elect the next speaker and the new president of the country in Cape Town. Watch.

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The sixth Parliament: For SA to work, the ANC needs to contain itself

2019-05-22 06:13

If President Cyril Ramaphosa is serious about the reform and repair of government he needs the ANC to let Parliament get on with its job.

Mandela vs Ramaphosa: Whose list is better?

2019-05-20 09:47

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday lead an ANC caucus to the first sitting of the National Assembly that seems to be vastly different in quality than the one Nelson Mandela presented to parliament 25 years ago.

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.

Young people elected to Parliament, remember your generational mandate

2019-05-16 12:12

Our comrades must not lose touch with the ground. Parliament must not turn them into elites that are detached from the daily realities of the people, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

De Lille set to have a GOOD time in Parliament

2019-05-14 21:52

GOOD leader Patricia de Lille will head to the National Assembly, joined by her confidante Shaun August, to take up the two seats it gained in the national election last week.

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.

'We've had highs, we've also had lows': Fifth Parliament rises

2019-03-20 22:49

Around 17:45 on Wednesday the National Assembly rose for the last time during the fifth Parliament's term.

Visit by US deputy secretary of state highlights seriousness of land question

2019-03-20 06:00

As the game plan around expropriation without compensation becomes clearer – notably in the publication of the Expropriation Bill – the reality may be altogether more insidious, writes Terence Corrigan.

No way to take Ramaphosa's anti-corruption talk seriously with Mokonyane, Gigaba, Dlamini on ANC's list

2019-03-19 07:59

The message sent by the ANC is that the likes of Malusi Gigaba deserve an opportunity to demonstrate that they are great leaders who have been misunderstood, writes Ralph Mathekga.

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