HEADLINES: Parliament, de Kock & India

In today's news headlines: the Parliamentary truce between the ANC and opposition parties has been broken, Eugene de Kock is set to challenge his parole refusal and in India, police arrest a guru after a standoff where six people died. Watch.

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Parliament draped in Mandela tributes

2013-12-09 14:17

A steady stream of people has moved through the parliamentary precinct, paying their respects to former president Nelson Mandela.

13 municipalities under administration

2013-11-25 14:46

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Lechesa Tsenoli says 13 municipalities in three provinces are under administration.

Gender bill interferes with freedom of choice - ACDP

2013-11-22 20:49

The ACDP says the women empowerment and gender equality bill interferes with freedom of choice.

Cabinet: Practice safe sex

2013-11-21 16:39

Cabinet has called on South Africans to abstain, be faithful, and use a condom to help government's efforts to stem the HIV/Aids pandemic.

1 000 soldiers accused of crime

2013-11-20 19:25

Over 1 000 SANDF soldiers have been accused of crime in the past four years and a fifth of those have been convicted.

Municipal corruption rife

2013-11-19 21:42

More than 500 cases of corruption involving officials have been recorded at municipalities the past four years, says Co-operative Governance Minister Lechesa Tsenoli.

Sanef urges Zuma not to sign info bill

2013-11-14 13:02

The SA National Editors' Forum has appealed to President Jacob Zuma not to sign the protection of state information bill into law in its current form.

Mthethwa: Key Points review under way

2013-11-08 14:39

A policy document setting out proposed changes to the National Key Points Act will be ready by the end of the month, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

ANC makes parliamentary appointments

2013-11-07 19:53

The ANC has named Dan Montsitsi as chairperson of its parliamentary caucus in one of five appointments in the legislature announced.


Info bill note causes confusion

2013-12-12 18:01

An internal parliamentary note listing draft laws passed in the legislature's fourth term sparked unfounded rumours that the Protection of State Information Bill had been signed into law.

R9.57bn in taxpayers' money wasted - DA

2013-11-27 15:44

At least R9.57bn of taxpayers’ money has been spent wastefully by government and the Parliamentary watchdog Scopa has been useless in stopping it.

SA has strong relations with Malawi - Zuma

2013-11-22 22:36

President Jacob Zuma says in a written response to a parliamentary question, that South Africa continues to have good relations with Malawi.

Nkandla probe a vital check - Madonsela

2013-11-22 17:23

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says probing upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home formed part of the checks and balances of a constitutional democracy.

Probe Tongaat mall collapse - Cabinet

2013-11-21 14:38

Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says Cabinet wants a rigorous investigation into the Tongaat mall collapse.

Zuma's attorneys rake in over R8.8m

2013-11-20 18:08

President Jacob Zuma's attorneys have been paid more than R8.8m to represent him in court during the past four years.

2 separate properties at Nkandla - report

2013-11-14 13:02

There are two separate properties at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla residence, one private and the other state-owned, according to a report released by the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence.

Bill threatens independence - attorneys

2013-11-13 16:50

The SA Attorney's Association says the legal practice bill passed by the National Assembly risks hampering the effective functioning of the legal profession.

No ban on official Israel visits - Cabinet

2013-11-07 19:54

The government has sought to reassure the Jewish community of its place in South Africa, saying there was no ban on officials travelling to Israel.

Zuma suggests alternative SADC tribunal

2013-11-06 23:10

President Jacob Zuma has suggested an alternative to the SADC tribunal was needed but defended its disbandment at Zimbabwe's behest.

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