ARTICLES RELATING TO PARLIAMENT 2019

ANC again fails to appoint PSC commissioner due to no-show by MPs

2019-12-04 13:03

For the second time, the ANC hasn't been able get enough of its members into the National Assembly to push through its nomination for commissioner of the Public Service Commission - former Msunduzi mayor Zanele Hlatshwayo.

Here's how Parliament might remove the Public Protector - step by step

2019-11-27 07:08

The National Assembly's rules committee has adopted draft rules for the removal of the head of a Chapter 9 institution, such as the Public Protector.

R110m for refurbishments to MPs' houses and R540m for improvements at Parliament

2019-10-31 10:03

After spending almost three-quarters of a billion rand on the three parliamentary villages, its upkeep and transport the past 10 years, the Department of Public Works is planning another project, worth R110m, to refurbish houses for MPs.

Mkhwebane reports ministers to speaker for 'blistering attacks'

2019-10-18 13:07

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has reported members of the executive responsible for "blistering attacks" on her office to National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise.

Grade 9 certificate means exiting a phase, not school system - Motshekga

2019-10-16 07:31

The introduction of a General Education Certificate at the end of Grade 9 symbolises that a pupil has finished one phase of schooling, not that they can leave school, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

IPID scrambles to contain fallout ahead of Parliament appearance

2019-10-10 13:51

IPID's presentation of its annual report to Parliament will be overshadowed by revelations that it has a long track record of closing and completing cases prematurely to clear cases from the workload and inflate performance statistics.

'Am I next?' MPs agree it's time for greater action to fight violence against women

2019-09-04 09:12

Members of Parliament have debated gender-based violence in the country to mark the end of Women's Month.

Jiba stalls Parliament's process to remove her... for now

2019-08-20 11:11

Fired former prosecutor Nomgcobo Jiba has managed to stall Parliament's process to endorse President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to fire her, for now.

NHI Bill: Citizens, refugees, inmates, 'designated foreign nationals' and all children to benefit

2019-08-08 14:38

Inmates, refugees, permanent residents and all children in South Africa will all have access to National Health Insurance, according to the bill that was introduced to Parliament.

Mkhwebane tells Parliament to 'back off', threatens court action - report

2019-07-21 14:11

Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has threatened court action in defence of her position, warning Parliament to back off amid a probe into her fitness to hold office, a report says.

 

National Assembly adopts rules to remove Chapter 9 heads

2019-12-03 20:01

The National Assembly has adopted the rules for the removal of the head of a Chapter 9 institution, such as the Public Protector.

Auditor General Makwetu disappointed at outcomes: Key points

2019-11-21 05:28

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has revealed the "disappointing" audit results for national and provincial governments for the 2018/2019 financial year.

DA IN CRISIS | Maimane set to be axed as parliamentary leader after slamming the party

2019-10-24 06:07

Mmusi Maimane, who has resigned as leader of the DA, looks set to be axed as parliamentary leader after his remarks that the party "is not the vehicle best suited to take forward the vision of building one South Africa".

Kanya Cekeshe: Presidential pardon put on hold pending appeal process

2019-10-16 12:23

Minister of Justice Ronald Lamola has announced that the presidential pardon application of Fees Must Fall activist Kanya Cekeshe has been put on hold.

Almost three quarters of a billion rand spent on MPs' housing over the past 10 years

2019-10-15 06:21

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille has revealed that the total cost incurred by the government for the three parliamentary villages from 2009 to 2019 was R743m.

ANC chief whip wants compulsory ethics training for all MPs

2019-09-10 05:41

All MPs will undergo "compulsory and regular ethics training" during the sixth Parliament's term if ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina has her way.

Ramaphosa Q&A: Modise refuses Maimane's request for urgent question

2019-08-22 14:01

National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise has refused DA leader Mmusi Maimane's request to have an urgent question added to the questions that will be posed to President Cyril Ramaphosa in Parliament.

CR17 campaign, Bosasa and NHI - 6 tough questions Ramaphosa will face in Parliament this week

2019-08-20 09:24

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to face some tough questions as he heads back to the National Assembly this week.

Corruption Watch asks Parliament to urgently conduct inquiry into Public Protector

2019-07-25 12:37

Corruption Watch has asked Parliament to urgently consider a request to probe Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office following the Constitutional Court's scathing judgment against her.

Jiba and Mrwebi have 10 days to tell Parliament why they should be reinstated

2019-07-19 11:38

Fired senior prosecutors, Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi, have 10 working days to inform both houses of Parliament why they should be reinstated in their positions at the National Prosecuting Authority.

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