SABC News - Parliament


Maguvhe's conduct in Parliament must be probed: ANC

Thursday 8 December 2016 21:39

The African National Congress (ANC) says it will urge Parliament to look into the legal ramifications of SABC Board Chairperson Mbulaheni Maguvhe's conduct.


Parliamentary Ad-Hoc Committee to summon Maguvhe

Thursday 8 December 2016 17:13

Parliament's Ad-hoc Committee into the SABC Board's fitness to hold office, has decided to summon SABC Board chairperson Mbulaheni Maguvhe.


Inquiry hears of Muthambi ‘s role in Motsoeneng appointment

Thursday 8 December 2016 11:35

Former SABC Board Member, Ronnie Lubisi has told parliament that Communications Minister Faith Muthambi was the one who suggested that Hlaudi Motsoeneng should be appointed permanent COO.


Parliament has the power to take action against MPs who do not comply to attending sittings.
Parliament pushes to curb MP absenteeism

Thursday 8 December 2016 07:55

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says measures are put into place to ensure that ministers attend sittings to account to Parliament.


Parly SABC committee to summon Maguvhe

Wednesday 7 December 2016 21:28

The ad-hoc committee on the SABC board inquiry says it will use Parliament's legal powers to summon board chairperson, Mbulaheni Maguvhe, if he refuses to appear before them.


The SABC's delegation has walked out of the inquiry.
SABC still not showing footage of destruction of properties: Icasa

Wednesday 7 December 2016 18:48

Communication regulator ICASA says the SABC has yet to comply with its ruling to withdraw a decision not to broadcast footage of the destruction of public property.


Minimum wage a means out of poverty: Ramaphosa

Wednesday 7 December 2016 16:22

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the proposed minimum wage of R20 an hour this is not a living wage but a foundation to enable people to earn better wages.


Ramaphosa will be fielding questions on a number of matters of national importance, including the proposed National Minimum Wage.
Ramaphosa answers questions in parliament

Tuesday 6 December 2016 21:51

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will be answering oral questions in the National Assembly on Wednesday.


Parliament's Ad hoc Committee is inquiring into the affairs of the public broadcaster and its board's fitness to hold office.  
SABC Board Inquiry to commence on Wednesday

Tuesday 6 December 2016 21:30

The inquiry into the SABC and its board begins on Wednesday, with three Chapter Nine institutions - the  Auditor General, Public Protector and communications authority ICASA - expected to testify.


President Jacob Zuma last week declined to sign the bill into law, saying it might not pass constitutional muster.
Parliament to challenge Presidency on anti-money-laundering bill

Tuesday 6 December 2016 15:22

Parliament is to challenge the opinion of the Presidency that the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill could be unconstitutional.


The DA claimed to have been Parliament's most effective party- a claim that has since been rubbished by the ANC.
ANC, DA accuse each other of failing SA

Monday 5 December 2016 20:51

The ANC and DA in Parliament have each accused the other of politically failing South Africans this year.


Presidency awaits Phiyega's report

Monday 5 December 2016 10:00

The Presidency says it has not yet received the report on suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office and therefore will not comment on its alleged contents.


Ramaphosa to answer questions in Parliament

Monday 5 December 2016 05:18

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to answer oral questions in the National Assembly this week.


In light of austerity measures and the fact that PetroSA staff members had not received bonuses for two years, it was manifestly unfair for executives.
DA says bonuses paid to PetroSA execs must be paid back

Sunday 4 December 2016 16:52

The DA on Sunday called for the R17.3 million in bonuses paid by PetroSA to its top executives to be paid back immediately.


Motshekga admits Education dept. failed to meet infratructure targets

Saturday 3 December 2016 20:43

The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, has conceded that her department has failed to meet its initial targets of Accelerated School Infrastructure Programme.


Judge Desai dismisses application by SABC chairperson

Friday 2 December 2016 20:42

Cape Town High Court Judge Siraj Desai has ruled that the chairperson and only remaining member of the SABC board, Mbulaheni Maghuve, would be responsible for costs.


No conclusive data on feasibility of nuclear, National Treasury says

Friday 2 December 2016 14:35

The Treasury says there are no conclusive figures to date on the financial affordability and social impact of new nuclear plants for South Africa.


Political parties note their successes since they formed coallitions
Coalitions have been a success: Political leaders

Thursday 1 December 2016 18:14

Opposition parties that are ruling various Metros across the country after forming coalitions, say they have had various successes in their first hundred days in office.


PRASA hammered for irregular, wasteful expenditure

Wednesday 30 November 2016 21:52

Members of Parliament have asked the board and management of the Passenger Rail Agency (PRASA) what they are doing to fix the entity's finances.


Government has not decided who will be appointed to build the nuclear power plants.
Research conducted into implementation of New Nuclear Build Programme

Tuesday 29 November 2016 20:28

The Department of Energy says it has conducted extensive research into how it will implement the New Nuclear Build Programme.


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