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Appointment of former IEC chair not approved by Parliament

Friday 27 May 2016 06:47

Parliament could not approve the recommendation by the Justice and Correctional Services Committee to appoint former IEC chair, Pansy Tlakula, to the newly established Information Regulator.

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Four parties objected to the passing of the Expropriation Bill.
Expropriation Bill passed in National Assembly

Thursday 26 May 2016 18:13

The National Assembly has passed the Expropriation Bill which will now be sent to President Jacob Zuma to be signed in to law.

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SJC threatens to take C Town sanitation issue to court

Wednesday 25 May 2016 18:45

The Social Justice Coalition has lambasted the City of Cape Town for allocating R15 million for the 2016/17 financial year for sanitation in informal settlements.

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SARS finds names of 1 700 local citizens in Panama Papers

Wednesday 25 May 2016 15:31

SARS has identified roughly 1 700 local citizens whose names appear in the offshore records contained in the Panama Papers.

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The rules will be put in place to avoid chaos like that which unfolded when the EFF was forcefully removed from the National Assembly.
Parliament adopts new rules to strengthen security

Tuesday 24 May 2016 21:25

The National Assembly Rules Committee has adopted new rules which will among others; strengthen security in parliament and crackdown on errant MPs.

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Opposition parties have accused the Reserve Bank of being complicit to the collapse of the Bank.
Ellerines acquisition, interference led to Africa bank collapse

Tuesday 24 May 2016 20:19

The investigation by Advocate JF Myburgh says the acquisition of Ellerines for R 9.85 billion was a major contributing factor to the collapse of the African Bank.

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DA says Parly acted illegally on Maimane's financial findings

Sunday 22 May 2016 21:29

The DA says Parliament's Ethics Committee acted illegally when it found Mmusi Maimane guilty of not declaring all his financial interests and will head to court to have the finding reversed.

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Malema says the EFF will continue to utilise its freedom of speech.
EFF will continue to engage robustly in Parliament: Malema

Friday 20 May 2016 20:46

The EFF is going to continue to engage robustly in Parliament, says Julius Malema in light of the NCOP ruling.

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Mthembu has described the EFF’s conduct on Tuesday as repulsive and blatant acts of violence against security staff.
Jackson Mthembu lambasts opposition parties

Thursday 19 May 2016 20:02

ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu has blasted the DA and the EFF for what he says is their attempt to sabotage the passing of the budget.

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It is not clear at this stage who the case belongs to.
Bomb scare in Parliament

Thursday 19 May 2016 12:15

A member of parliament's luggage bag caused a bomb scare in parliament earlier this morning. Police cordoned off a section of the grounds after the suspicious bag was found unattended.

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EFF aware of Parliament's move to lay criminal charges

Thursday 19 May 2016 09:03

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it has noted Parliament's initiative to lay criminal charges against the party.

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Political parties insist Parliament must make the EFF foot the bill for the repairs.
Parliament lays charges against EFF over malicious damage to property

Wednesday 18 May 2016 21:06

Parliament has laid a case of malicious damage to property against the Economic Freedom Fighter’s (EFF).

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EFF MP's and the speaker or parliament Baleka Mbethe clashed on Tuesday.
Mbete is conflicted: Analyst

Wednesday 18 May 2016 09:01

Legal expert and political analyst, Professor Richard Calland says there is a crisis of leadership in parliament.

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Speaker Baleka Mbete summoned security staff  to remove EFF MPs.
Malema vows to fight back

Wednesday 18 May 2016 07:45

EFF leader Julius Malema has vowed to fight back, saying they have tried everything peaceful to oppose President Jacob Zuma in parliament.

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Parties condemn Vuwani violence

Tuesday 17 May 2016 21:26

Political parties roundly condemned the destruction of education facilities in Vuwani during Tuesday’s snap debate in Parliament.

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Zuma reiterates that he did not lie about Nkandla

Tuesday 17 May 2016 18:28

President Jacob Zuma has reiterated that he never said he paid for the building of the five amenities at his Nkandla house- among them the swimming pool and an amphitheatre.

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Malema vows to fight back

Tuesday 17 May 2016 15:50

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has vowed to fight back, saying they have tried everything peaceful to oppose President Jacob Zuma in Parliament.

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EFF forcibly removed from Parliament

Tuesday 17 May 2016 14:27

Parliamentary security officers have again been summoned to eject Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MPs from the National Assembly.

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Parliament to hold debate on Vuwani crisis

Tuesday 17 May 2016 08:25

The National Assembly will on Tuesday morning hold a snap debate on the crisis in Vuwani in Limpopo.

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Deadline looms for Parliament on Mgidlana issue

Tuesday 17 May 2016 07:35

Nehawu says parliament's failure to respond to their request to suspend Secretary to Parliament, Gengezi Mgidlana, could result in a strike.

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