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Lesotho Senate nominees mum about future appointments

Thursday 26 March 2015 15:19

Political nominees of Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili have remained mum about their future cabinet appointments as they are sworn in as members of the Senate.


Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is calling on stakeholders to work together in addressing Eskom’s crisis.
Eskom deploys senior managers to keep load shedding minimal

Wednesday 25 March 2015 20:50

Eskom has moved quickly to deploy senior managers at its power stations to ensure that maintenance takes place and that load shedding is kept at minimal.


Sars Commissioner Tom Moyane says releasing the Sikhakhane report will be prejudicial.
Moyane refuses to release rogue unit report

Wednesday 25 March 2015 20:32

South African Revenue Service (Sars) Commissioner Tom Moyane on Wednesday told Members of Parliament he could not release the Sikhakhane report into a rogue spy unit in the service


Minister says not informed about status of Eskom chair

Wednesday 25 March 2015 20:28

Public Entreprise Minister Lynne Brown says she has not been formally informed about the status of Eskom's board chairman Zola Tsotsi.


The new plan has a 2019 deadline for up to 50% black players in provincial teams.
Quotas issue re-emerge in SA rugby

Tuesday 24 March 2015 19:44

Quotas will make an official comeback to South African Rugby this coming Friday.


Experts attending the Fire Arm Summit say civil society need to be more involved In fighting gun related crimes.  
SA amongst top countries with gun related murders

Tuesday 24 March 2015 17:22

South Africa still has one of the highest gun murder rates in the world.


Lesotho went to elections in February.
Lesotho council set to meet King Letsie to approve Senate nominees

Tuesday 24 March 2015 13:58

The Lesotho State Council is meeting King Letsie the third on Tuesday afternoon to approve 11 nominees of Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili's government who will go into the Senate.


The latest Nkandla report is expected to say whether President Jacob Zuma should pay back a portion of the money used for what is said to be non-security upgrades at his private residence.
Parly considers new committee to review latest Nkandla report

Monday 23 March 2015 18:29

Parliament is considering establishing a new ad-hoc committee to review the latest Nkandla report, compiled by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko.


DA calls for state hospitals turnaround plan

Monday 23 March 2015 14:54

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is calling for Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to craft a turnaround plan for state hospitals and present it to Parliament.


Baleka Mbete denies allegations from Bantu Holomisa that she plans to censor Nkandla report.
Mbete's Nkandla report censor is unconstitutional: Holomisa

Monday 23 March 2015 08:48

Allegations abound that the Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, plans to censor the latest Nkandla report before it is presented to Parliament.


Mthethwa urges South Africans to respect each other’s rights

Thursday 19 March 2015 20:17

Acting Public Service Minister Nathi Mthethwa has urged South Africans to be tolerant and respect each other's human rights.


Former Eskom chairperson Bobby Godsell was appointed as a member of the energy council.
Groundwork slams members appointed to energy council

Thursday 19 March 2015 11:35

Environmental NGO Groundwork's Director, Bobby Peek says he is disturbed by the members appointed to the council, which will advise government on the way to solve the country's energy crisis.


Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa answered questions in Parliament on Wednesday.
Eskom’s leadership problems addressed: Ramaphosa

Wednesday 18 March 2015 20:40

Leadership problems at Eskom are being addressed.  That is what Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa told the National Assembly on Wednesday.


Eskom seeking skills: Ramaphosa

Wednesday 18 March 2015 19:14

Power utility Eskom is racing to recruit as many skilled people as possible, regardless of their skin colour, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday.


The National Assembly has rejected the motion of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma, with 221 votes.
Opposition MPs must change their strategy: Analyst

Wednesday 18 March 2015 10:20

Political analyst, Dr Somadoda Fikeni, says opposition parties should look at other ways to bring their point across instead of using the motion of no-confidence.


'Zuma motion of no confidence was bound to fail'

Wednesday 18 March 2015 06:01

Human Settlements Minister and ANC Member of Parliament Lindiwe Sisulu says she is not surprised that the motion of no confidence in President Zuma has failed.


Motion of no confidence in Zuma defeated

Tuesday 17 March 2015 20:12

The motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, debated in Parliament, was defeated by 221 votes against 113 with eight abstentions.


Minister Faith Muthambi says the law allows her to intervene in SABC matters.
I am empowered to intervene in SABC matters: Muthambi

Tuesday 17 March 2015 17:16

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has told Parliament that the SABC is a state owned company and as a representative of the shareholder, she is empowered to intervene in the corporation.


DA claims that under Jacob Zuma's leadership, independent institutions supporting democracy have been politicised.
DA to table Zuma motion of no-confidence

Tuesday 17 March 2015 07:55

The National Assembly will on Tuesday debate a motion of no-confidence brought by the Democratic Alliance (DA) against President Jacob Zuma.


The DA argues it's unconstitutional for Members of Parliament to be arrested or removed from the house.
Judgement reserved in DA/Parliament case

Monday 16 March 2015 15:23

Judgement has been reserved in the Cape Town High Court case brought by the DA seeking clarification on the constitutionality of sections of the Powers and Privileges Act of parliament.


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