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

2019-08-22 22:49

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.

EXPLAINED: When will the NHI be implemented?

2019-08-15 08:56

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.

MPs rush to pass Appropriation Bill before end of July deadline

2019-07-31 12:40

The National Council of Provinces has approved the 2019 Appropriation Bill, but opposition MPs say the processing of the bill has been rushed.

We’ve floundered, but there’s hope, Mabuza says on jobs and small business

2019-07-25 18:59

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.

MPs slam Eskom appropriation bill as just another lifeline for failing entity

2019-07-23 16:49

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.

Eskom's R17bn emergency funding in spotlight as Parly considers appropriations bill

2019-07-21 18:01

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.

What performance will the secretary general really monitor?

2019-07-03 08:15

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.

The company behind 'Fortnite' told the UK Parliament that the game isn't addictive, after Prince Harry said it was 'irresponsible' and should be banned

2019-06-22 15:15

Months after Prince Harry called the world's most popular game "irresponsible," Epic Games denied that "Fortnite" is intentionally predatory.

ANALYSIS | Parliamentary musical chairs: Ace denies he had a list, but here's who made it in

2019-06-20 05:00

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.


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.

Herman Mashaba: Time to rise above petty party politics

2019-08-14 12:48

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.

Who should rebuild our institutions when even angels fall from heaven?

2019-07-28 07:21

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.

Let courts judge on Gordhan-Mkhwebane dispute, speaker chastens EFF

2019-07-25 15:31

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.

More financial support on the cards for SABC, Denel, SAA - Mboweni

2019-07-23 14:26

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.

Do lifestyle audits on all SOE board members, parliamentary committee demands

2019-07-03 17:53

The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises wants lifestyle audits on all board members of state-owned enterprises, as well as director-generals.

Public Protector in the path of a perfect storm brewing in Parliament

2019-06-25 07:23

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.

Only a prestigious Parliament can beat SA's many crises

2019-06-20 10:55

Unemployment, corruption, poor service delivery, poverty and many other national crises must be confronted by a prestigious Parliament, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Eskom's financial crisis won't be debated in Parly, DA says

2019-06-16 15:00

Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise has declined the DA's request to debate Eskom's financial crisis.

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