ARTICLES RELATING TO PARLIAMENT

Open letter to justice committee: Voters deserve to know who political donors are

2019-10-10 11:47

If there are donors who can secretly curry favour with political leaders or parties through donating amounts of less or more than R100 000, the right to make informed political choices for the vast majority of the electorate is undermined.

Rules to fire heads of Chapter 9 institutions: Parliamentary subcommittee flags lack of clear definitions

2019-09-20 23:13

The parliamentary subcommittee tasked with the review of the National Assembly rules has raised concern over the lack of clear definitions relating to the ground upon which a Chapter 9 official can be removed.

SABC won't do away with TV licences – board chair

2019-09-17 21:00

SABC board chair Bongumusa Makhathini says that 72c for TV licences per day is not expensive, and the public can afford to pay R1 for a licence.

Lives of SABC execs 'at risk' as they try to clean up rot, says chair

2019-09-17 12:14

There is a fightback against the South African Broadcasting Corporation's new leadership, its chairperson told Parliament.

The pound just plunged to a 2-year low after Boris Johnson threatened a general election, fanning fears of more Brexit chaos

2019-09-03 12:10

Britain's Parliament is meeting this week to vote on legislation preventing a 'no deal' departure from the EU.

NHI will boost SA's economy, says health minister

2019-08-30 05:00

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has defended the policy of National Health Insurance as one that would be beneficial to the economy.

SABC in 'dire' position, needs more time and capital, Parliament hears

2019-08-28 19:35

The SABC needs a capital injection and between 18 to 24 months for its turnaround plan to start yielding results, group CEO Madoda Mxakwe told members of Parliament.

Treasury worried about NHI funds not being used as planned, MPs hear

2019-08-27 12:44

So far only R200m has been spent on the National Health Insurance programme, or 9.5% of the R2.1bn budgeted for the full 2019/20 financial year, according to Treasury.

Mpumelelo Mkhabela: Only ANC caucus can give SA a public protector who is fit and proper

2019-08-23 06:00

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.

No straight answer from Ramaphosa on prescribed assets

2019-08-22 15:41

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.

 

Ralph Mathekga: VBS destroying Parliament's ability to do its job

2019-09-24 08:35

We should ask ourselves what the main preoccupation of an average member of Parliament in South Africa is. Is it to ensure that a particular investigation takes place so as to benefit the poor? Or, are our MPs worried about defeating investigations that could expose their allies who pay for their houses, writes Ralph Mathekga.

EXPLAINER: Why you should care that parts of RICA are unlawful

2019-09-18 17:35

Legal experts unpack the latest high court ruling which declared parts of RICA unconstitutional.

SABC bleeds billions in 'exorbitant' sports broadcast rights - CEO

2019-09-17 15:25

In the past three years SABC lost as much as R3.8bn on monies paid for sports broadcasting rights. If the SABC continued on this trajectory it would need another R6.8bn, members of Parliament heard.

Debt relief bill would leave overindebted worse off, says govt commissioned study

2019-09-11 19:12

The debt relief bill's impact on South Africa's society and economy is 'net negative', an independent study commissioned by the government found.

MPs to fight back over proposed cut to Parliament benefits - report

2019-09-01 10:22

High-earning Members of Parliament are preparing to resist a move over the trimming of some of their benefits, a Sunday report says.

Timing of Mboweni's economic reform plan has nothing to do with Moody's - Treasury DG

2019-08-29 05:25

Treasury Director General Dondo Mogajane says that an reformist economic policy paper released on Tuesday by National Treasury is a discussion paper and not government policy yet.

'We can't be Father Christmas' to ailing Eskom – Treasury DG

2019-08-28 13:25

Treasury has stressed the importance of Eskom facing its financial challenges head-on and possibly introducing salary cuts to executives to aid a turnaround.

Cosatu 'in principle' open to prescribed assets, but warns against looting

2019-08-23 14:20

While opposition party the DA has argued unions should oppose prescribed assets in order to protect their members' interests, trade union federation Cosatu says it "in principle" supports investment being required to invest part their funds in government bonds.

Ramaphosa: The NPA must prosecute VBS Mutual Bank looters, not me

2019-08-22 16:25

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.

Thandi Modise to Edwin Cameron: 'Never was so much owed by so many to so few'

2019-08-20 15:22

Justice Cameron is one of those "few" who have contributed so much to this, "our so young" constitutional democracy, says Thandi Modise.

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