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Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir during a rally against the ICC.
Withdrawal from the ICC: A sad day for South Africa and Africa

Monday 24 October 2016 11:45

South Africa is withdrawing from the Rome Statute which established the International Criminal Court (ICC).


Some SABC board members who have resigned will testify in an inquiry into the fitness of the SABC Board to hold office.
More than 20 people identified to testify in SABC board inquiry

Sunday 23 October 2016 21:07

Eight of the 26 witnesses who will be testifying in a parliamentary inquiry into the SABC Board's fitness to hold office have been contacted by parliament's legal advisers.


The DA submitted its proposed motion to speaker Baleka Mbete.
DA dissapointed with Mbete's decision not to debate NPA

Sunday 23 October 2016 17:41

Democratic Alliance Chief Whip John Steenhuisen has expressed regret after a motion to debate the alleged politicisation of the NPA has been declined.


ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu says the NEC must take a "collective fall".
ANC dismisses Mthembu’s call for the NEC to resign

Sunday 23 October 2016 16:19

The African National Congress has dismissed a call by its Chief Whip, Jackson Mthembu, for the party's National Executive Committee to resign.


Mthembu calls for ANC top leaders to step down

Sunday 23 October 2016 13:59

ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu has confirmed he will use the next NEC meeting to propose that the party's top leaders step down.


UDM calls on Parliament to lead in resolving student protests

Sunday 23 October 2016 09:32

The UDM wants Parliament to take the lead in seeking solutions to the student protests at institutions of higher learning across the country.


New Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane appeared before the Justice and Correctional Services Committee earlier this week.
Mkhwebane accused of posing a threat to democracy

Saturday 22 October 2016 17:28

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been accused of posing a threat to democracy by her actions in the first week of office.


Perception about ICC must be addressed internationally: ACDP

Saturday 22 October 2016 09:11

The ACDP in Parliament says the perception that the ICC is a kangaroo court set up to prosecute African leaders only, should be addressed internationally.


Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is been in office less than a week ,yet battle lines between her and the DA are already drawn.
DA dares new Public Protector on spy accusations

Thursday 20 October 2016 21:51

Busisiwe Mkhwebane must do what she must do - that’s the Democratic Alliance (DA)'s response to the Public Protector’s decision to consult her lawyers on their claims that she was a spy.


South Africa’s debt has risen from 22% of the GDP in 2007/2008 to 46%.
Mid-term budget set to address SA's rising debt

Thursday 20 October 2016 12:34

South Africa's debt has increased significantly and the Finance Minister will have to address it when he tables the Medium Term Budget Review Policy Statement next week.


Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, is set to present his medium term budget next week in Parliament.
‘No basis that SA is heading towards a fiscal cliff’

Thursday 20 October 2016 12:01

The Parliamentary Budget Office has warned against exaggeration when referring to the country's economic prospects.


SA’s image in the hands of its citizens: Brand SA

Tuesday 18 October 2016 17:15

Brand South Africa has told Parliament's Communications Committee that all 54 million South Africans have to play their part in branding the country positively.


Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
Mkhwebane to hold first media briefing

Tuesday 18 October 2016 11:02

The office of the Public Protector says Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane is expected to hold a media briefing on the state capture report this week.


Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was charged by the NPA with fraud.
Gordhan has until 5pm to make representations

Tuesday 18 October 2016 08:26

NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has until 5pm on Tuesday to make representations to NDPP Shaun Abrahams regarding his fraud charge.


The parliament is in contact with new Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
State Capture report handed to the new public protector

Monday 17 October 2016 20:05

National Assembly secretary Masibulele Xaso says the State Capture report has been given to the new Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.


South Africa's parliament
Code4SA to make govt documents more accessible

Monday 17 October 2016 17:16

Code for South Africa has launched a project to create the biggest collection of government gazettes that will be made available to the public.


Capture report to be handed over to Mkhwebane: Mbete

Sunday 16 October 2016 06:35

The African National Congress (ANC) in Parliament said Baleka Mbete had distanced herself from the statement issued by Parliament Communications.


National Assembly Speaker, Baleka Mbete says her office is not obliged to keep the documents, in order to ensure transparency.
DA slams Mbete

Saturday 15 October 2016 14:59

The DA has accused National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete of putting the interests of her party first instead of the institution she heads.


The Post Office faced a crippling four month strike in 2015, which meant not a cent of income during that time.
Post Office on road to recovery: Barnes

Friday 14 October 2016 17:16

South African Post Office CEO Mark Barnes says the Post Office is showing good signs of recovery but it will be a long road to a full recovery for the institution.


About 17 million eligible South Africans qualify for grants from Sassa.
Sassa’s readiness on grant payments under spotlight

Thursday 13 October 2016 16:43

Members of Parliament are not convinced that the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is ready to take over grant payments in April in 2017.


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