John Steenhuisen: The Bill of Rights is under assault while Thandi Modise drags her feet

2020-04-03 15:05

Timidity, complacency and reticence in a time of crisis are enemies that, left unchecked, will ravage us far deeper and longer than even the virus itself, writes John Steenhuisen.

Ramaphosa 'shocked' to find journalists in Tuynhuys

2020-03-04 08:50

On Tuesday, a shocking event occurred: Journalists were allowed an on-the-record engagement with President Cyril Ramaphosa. In Tuynhuys, nogal.

WATCH | Ramaphosa apologises to Malema after ANC MP claims he abused his wife

2020-02-20 16:50

President Cyril Ramaphosa apologises to both Julius Malema and South Africa for "the political back-and-forth of domestic abuse claims" in Parliament which "trivialised" a national crisis.

Beading, feathers and pops of colour - here are the standout looks from the SONA red carpet

2020-02-13 21:16

Statements were made, and we don't mean the political kind!

Mkhwebane's comments on removal proceedings show 'exceptionally poor understanding of the law' - DA

2020-01-28 18:10

The DA says it is "unsurprised" by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's statement in which she labels the parliamentary process to consider her removal "unconstitutional".

Mboweni on wage bill: Whether Faith Muthambi likes it or not, she was part of creating the problem

2019-10-31 14:23

The war of words between Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and former minister of public service and administration Faith Muthambi continued at a parliamentary briefing on Thursday.

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.


Public Protector judgment: implications for Parliament

2020-03-11 05:48

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria's full-Bench judgment in the CR17-Bosasa case entrenched Parliament's powers, saved the legislature from having to do the impossible and provided further "evidence" for the removal proceedings of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

107 people arrested for gender-based violence and crimes against children in Gauteng

2020-02-21 16:48

Just days after a public outcry over claims and counter-claims of gender-based violence were made in Parliament, Gauteng police have arrested more than 100 people for gender-based violence and crimes against children.

Malema's wife also suing ANC MP Mamabolo for R1m over domestic abuse claims

2020-02-19 11:54

Mantoa Matlala has joined her husband EFF leader Julius Malema in taking on the politician's one-time friend and comrade, ANC MP Boy Mamabolo, in court over his claims of domestic abuse in the Malema household.

Parliament not distracted by EFF claims of plan to 'smuggle' police into SONA

2020-02-11 19:01

Parliament has described open threats of violence or the propogation of "conspiracy theories" as distractions, as the EFF claims the institution intends using police officers to prevent disruptions during President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address.

Land | Is it too late to stop expropriation without compensation? Five key questions answered

2019-11-11 06:08

Slowly but surely the process to amend to Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation is getting under way in Parliament. This is where the process currently stands.

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.

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