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Podemos (We Can) leader Pablo Iglesias, now running under the coalition Unidos Podemos (Together We Can), casts his vote in Spain's general election in Madrid, Spain, June 26, 2016.
Spain votes to break political deadlock, far left set to rise

Sunday 26 June 2016 17:14

Spaniards voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election in which the anti-austerity party Podemosis expected to make big gains.


Thuli Madonsela's remedial action ordered that President Jacob Zuma pay back for Nkandla non-security upgrades.
Repayment for Nkandla still being determined: Gordhan

Tuesday 7 June 2016 14:37

Pravin Gordhan has told Parliament that the details of how much President Jacob Zuma must repay for non-security upgrades at his Nkandla home, are still being determined.


Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the her department hopes to introduce Mandarin in 500 schools over the next five y
Mandarin has been introduced in 43 SA schools in 2016

Tuesday 7 June 2016 10:08

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, says 43 schools across the country have introduced Mandarin at schools in this academic year.


Mbete defends cabinet reshuffle in KZN

Sunday 5 June 2016 13:11

ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete has endorsed the party decision of replacing former KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu with Willies Mchunu.


Advocate Thuli Madonsela will vacate her position as Public Protector by the end of October
Individuals not nominated may apply for Public Protector post

Thursday 2 June 2016 06:00

Parliament's ad hoc committee on nominations for the new Public Protector has agreed that individuals may apply for the post - if not nominated.


 The Auditor-General, Kimi Makwetu, tabled his audit report in Pretoria on Wednesday.
Mixed reaction to 2014/2015 audit report on municipalities

Wednesday 1 June 2016 16:24

A number of political parties in Parliament have welcomed the increase in the number of municipalities that have received clean audits in the 2014/2015 financial year.


The committee was established to do interviews for the position that will be vacant at the end of October.
Parliament to discuss appointment of new Public Protector

Wednesday 1 June 2016 06:37

Parliament's ad hoc committee to nominate a new Public Protector will meet on Wednesday to among others, discuss how the advertisement for this position should be constructed.


Rural areas are under-resourced: Fiscal Commission

Monday 30 May 2016 11:35

The Financial and Fiscal Commission says rural areas are under-resourced and their unemployment rate is much higher than the national unemployment rate.


Lawyers who defended anti-apartheid activists finally honoured

Sunday 29 May 2016 16:36

The role of the legal fraternity during apartheid has come under the spotlight. Lawyers who played a role in defending anti-apartheid activists during the struggle, have finally been honoured.


FF Plus to challenge Expropriation Bill in court

Sunday 29 May 2016 12:59

The FF Plus in Parliament says it will challenge the Expropriation Bill in court if it is signed into law because it has major implications for the economy, security of tenure and property rights.


DA to petition Zuma not to sign Expropriation Bill

Sunday 29 May 2016 10:40

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Parliament says it will petition President Jacob Zuma not to sign the Expropriation Bill into law or approach the Constitutional Court.


SAIRR looks to Zuma to rectify failings in the Expropriation Bill

Saturday 28 May 2016 11:29

SAIRR has petitioned President Jacob Zuma not to give his assent to the Expropriation Bill but rather to refer it back to the National Assembly for reconsideration.


In a briefing to parliament's Basic Education Committee, the department said while it accepts the recommendations, some of them go beyond its scope of competence.
Govt’s hand tight in full implementation of Jobs for cash report

Friday 27 May 2016 14:47

The Education department says some of the recommendations in the Jobs for cash report go beyond its scope of competence.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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