SABC News - Parliament


Chaos broke out when EFF members demanded  President Jacob Zuma answer their question on money spent on Nkandla.
Parliament serves EFF members with charge notices

Saturday 20 September 2014 20:10

The inquiry into the events that caused a breakdown of the National Assembly in August kicks off on September 30.


EFF members to receive misconduct charge sheets

Friday 19 September 2014 07:20

Twenty Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) parliamentary members will all have received their misconduct charge sheets by the end of Friday, according to Powers and Privileges Committee Chairperson.


Floyd Shivambu withdraws his middle finger

Thursday 18 September 2014 15:08

EFF Chief Whip Floyd Shivambu has withdrawn the middle finger after flipping the bird at Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa in Parliament on Wednesday


EFF committed to making Parly chaotic: ANC

Thursday 18 September 2014 05:07

The ANC has accused the Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) of having committed itself to undermining Parliament through chaotic conduct.


Ellen Tshabalala says she will co-operate with the inquiry about her qualifications.
SABC chair will co-operate with ‘qualifications inquiry’

Wednesday 17 September 2014 10:45

Parliament wants to suspend SABC board chair,  Ellen Tshabalala.


Motion rejected after hot debate in Parliament

Tuesday 16 September 2014 21:12

The National Assembly has rejected the motion of no confidence brought by some of the opposition parties against Speaker Baleka Mbete.


Deadline for new immigration laws extended

Tuesday 16 September 2014 20:02

Government will extend the deadline for the introduction of parts of the new immigration laws.


French PM Valls wins confidence vote in parliament

Tuesday 16 September 2014 19:22

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls won a parliamentary confidence vote on his reshuffled government on Tuesday, according to the vote tally read out by the parliament speaker.


Only President Zuma can suspend SABC chair: Lawyers

Tuesday 16 September 2014 15:40

SABC Board chairperson Zandile Ellen Tshabalala is to be suspended pending the findings of an official inquiry into her conduct for lying about her academic qualifications.


 Zuma couldn't complete his oral reply to questions in the Assembly a few weeks ago,  after EFF MPs disrupted the House.
Zuma's hectic schedule delays question, answer session

Tuesday 16 September 2014 12:15

President Jacob Zuma may not be able to answer questions in the National Assembly before the second parliamentary session comes to an end this week.


Baleka Mbete is Speaker of the Assembly and ANC Chairperson.
Baleka Mbete defends dual role

Tuesday 16 September 2014 11:30

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has defended her dual role as Speaker of the Assembly and ANC Chairperson following strong criticism from opposition parties.


Baleka Mbete has become the first Speaker of Parliament to have a first motion of no-confidence against the Speaker in the 20 years of South Africa's democracy.
Opposition parties to rally against Parliamentary Speaker

Monday 15 September 2014 20:44

The National Assembly will on Tuesday debate a motion of no-confidence against Speaker Baleka Mbete by some opposition parties.


Lesotho MPs to hold demonstration in Maseru

Monday 15 September 2014 09:00

Lesotho MPs are expected to hold a demonstration in the capital Maseru on Monday.


Motion of no confidence, ploy to discredit ANC: Mbete

Monday 15 September 2014 04:49

National Assembly speaker, Baleka Mbete, says the 'motion of no confidence' tabled against her by the DA and several opposition parties, is a ploy to discredit the ANC.


SIU recommends prosecution over Nkandla saga

Sunday 14 September 2014 15:30

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has recommended that three former Public Works senior accounting officers be prosecuted over the Nkandla saga.


McBride must brief parly on Phiyega recommendations: DA

Sunday 14 September 2014 14:06

IPID director Robert McBride must brief Parliament on the investigation into national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, the DA said on Sunday.


Former Public Works Minister Geoff Doidge has denied all allegations against him regarding the Nkandla upgrades.
Former minister denies fast tracking Nkandla upgrades

Sunday 14 September 2014 13:03

Former Public Works Minister Geoff Doidge has denied that he issued any instructions or threats to Public Works officials to expedite the Nkandla Security upgrading project.


The Special Investigating Unit required president Zuma to answer 15 questions.
Zuma denies appointing Nkandla architect

Sunday 14 September 2014 10:13

President Zuma has denied that he was involved in the appointment of Minenhle Makhanya and three other contractors who were involved in security upgrades at his Nkandla residence.


Three accounts created in Baleka Mbete's name were found on three different social media sitess.
"Ignore fake social media accounts in Mbete's name"

Saturday 13 September 2014 09:42

Parliament has warned members of the public to ignore fake social media accounts which have been created in the name of National Assembly Speaker, Baleka Mbete.


It is said Nkandla security upgrade costs soared from an initial estimate of some R27 million to some R216 million
Architect blamed for Nkandla costs

Friday 12 September 2014 15:04

The SIU's final report on the Nkandla controversy has placed the blame for the soaring cost of upgrades to President Jacob Zuma private home on his architect Minenhle Makhanya.


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