ANOTHER METRORAIL STATION BURNT!

2018-10-09 13:05

AS THE Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) board chairperson Khanyisile Kweyama briefed Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Transport, another Metrorail station was burnt.

Police take disciplinary steps against officer after suicide at Parliament

2018-09-26 16:55

A police officer faces disciplinary proceedings following a suicide on the legislature's precinct – an incident which has raised security concerns at the national key point.

Parliament won't comment on 'damaging statements' made about 'protest suicide'

2018-09-25 22:24

Parliament says it will not respond to "damaging statements" made at the funeral service of Lennox Garane – a senior employee who committed suicide within its precinct.

Tanzanian female MPs banned from wearing false lashes, fake nails or excessive makeup in parliament

2018-09-25 15:08

Most women are no stranger to the discriminatory policies centred around what we should wear and how we should behave. A new policy introduced in Tanzania targeting female parliament members proves that over the years, our fight has not bought us much freedom in a lot of countries.

Time to reconsider Van Zyl Slabbert electoral reforms

2018-09-14 08:57

There has been much talk in the media recently about the electoral system and the related question whether its reform might not produce a more accountable democracy, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

Agriculture likely to get assistance from stimulus package - Mabuza

2018-09-06 21:52

Deputy President David Mabuza said the stimulus package announced by government was likely to offer a boost to the agriculture sector.

Fiscal committee has not met since 2017 - Ramaphosa

2018-09-05 20:45

President Cyril Ramaphosa told Parliament that the Presidential Fiscal Committee, which was tasked with considering proposals by National Treasury to bring the public finances back onto a sustainable path, has not met since 2017.

Radebe stands his ground on coal dominance under DA scrutiny

2018-09-05 15:18

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has told Parliament that government’s energy policy takes into account all of the country's energy sources, as well as the role of poverty and inequality.

Legal wrangle over Gupta-linked Shiva Uranium loan still ongoing - IDC

2018-09-03 19:58

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says, according to the IDC, litigation over its loan to Oakbay is ongoing and there is still debt outstanding.

BUSA: Yes to Competition Amendment Bill, but keep watchdogs in check

2018-08-30 21:42

BUSA says it welcomes the Competition Amendment Bill, but wants watchdogs' powers to make unilateral findings kept in check.

 

Parliament promises to probe circumstances surrounding parliamentary official’s suicide

2018-10-06 22:22

An independent inquiry into the suicide of a parliamentary official will be instituted.

E-toll summonses up nearly 20-fold in 3 years

2018-09-26 15:56

Summonses issued for e-toll nonpayments have increased nearly 20-fold since 2015, says Transport Minister Blade Nzimande.

The SABC needs more money for its public mandate - MPs agree

2018-09-25 19:35

The state must provide more funds for the SABC to fulfil its public mandate, MPs have said after the public broadcaster presented its turnaround strategy to Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Communications.

Parliament must carry the can for suicide

2018-09-23 09:57

Former and current employees of Parliament are calling on the House to be held accountable for a tragic “protest” suicide, instead of shifting the blame on to the police.

Ramaphosa on land: 'Just relax'

2018-09-11 20:27

If South Africa does not embrace land reform now, it means the country is embracing instability, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

Those responsible for VBS municipal losses will face the music - Mkhize

2018-09-06 06:45

Much of the money lost by municipalities to the VBS Mutual Bank scandal was intended for service delivery, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Zweli Mkhize has said.

Jooste vs La Grange vs Wiese: Who is telling the truth about Steinhoff?

2018-09-05 17:43

Markus Jooste's testimony in Parliament on Wednesday contradicted former Steinhoff CFO Ben la Grange’s testimony, as well as former chairperson Christo Wiese's version of events.

SA energy will still be two-thirds coal in 2030, Radebe tells MPs

2018-09-05 06:45

The department of energy has told MPs that the draft IRP's coal component is in line with the country's energy policy, although by 2030, it will cost the country R20bn more than outlined in the 2010 plan.

Gordhan: Fuel prices will rock SOEs

2018-09-03 14:01

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has said fuel price increases are significantly affecting operations and turnaround strategies at most state-owned enterprises.

Firmer rand lifts financials and retailers on JSE

2018-08-28 19:01

The rand briefly traded below R14 against the US dollar to reach a session high of R13.95/$ after news broke that the portfolio committee on public works had withdrawn the expropriation bill.

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