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 EFF was ordered out the National Assembly during the Presidency budget vote, for disrupting proceedings.
EFF to lay charges against Parliament

Thursday 5 May 2016 05:32

The Economic Freedom Fighters Spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, says the party will pursue criminal charges against those who physically removed them from Parliament on Wednesday.


President Zuma was speaking in a heated National Assembly debate on his Budget Speech on Wednesday
ANC to submit bills to help artists collect royalties

Wednesday 4 May 2016 17:13

President Jacob Zuma has told the National Assembly that the ruling party will be submitting two bills for consideration to help artists collect royalties and fight piracy.


Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says the Department will progressively formalise informal settlements by providing basic services.
Sisulu optimistic about turn around in housing delivery

Tuesday 3 May 2016 17:43

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says after a number of years of decline in delivery of services stands and housing units, they have turned the tide.


Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema was speaking at the launch of the Party's Election manifesto in Soweto on Saturday.
Malema promises local government changes

Saturday 30 April 2016 16:23

EFF leader Julius Malema has told a capacity crowd at Soweto's Orlando Stadium that the party has ended the corruption around Nkandla.


Dene Smuts was the first female MP to serve as a whip in Parliament.
Former DA MP, Dene Smuts to be laid to rest

Friday 29 April 2016 06:14

Former Democratic Alliance (DA) MP, Dene Smuts, will be laid to rest in Cape Town on Friday.


Lynne Brown says these companies are critical in the quest to meet the country's developmental goals and create jobs for South Africans.
Govt won’t off-load State-owned companies: Brown

Wednesday 27 April 2016 09:40

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says government has no intention of off-loading State-owned enterprises (SOEs).


The Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says the country should commend the president for complying with the remedial action.
Public Protector commends Zuma for complying with remedial action

Sunday 24 April 2016 20:06

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says President Jacob Zuma's action to comply with the remedial action to reprimand two cabinet ministers and a former minister, should be welcomed.


Mgidlana must account for extravagant Euro trip – DA

Sunday 24 April 2016 15:20

Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana needs to explain the “outrageous” amounts of taxpayers’ money spent during a recent trip to Europe says DA.


Dene Smuts was a Member of Parliament for 20 years and played a pivotal role in drafting the Bill of Rights.
Parties hail Dene Smuts as champion of Constitutionalism

Friday 22 April 2016 20:06

Political parties across the board have hailed Smuts as an unflinching defender of the Constitution and one of the best lawmakers.


Parliament's Sub-Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence earlier on Friday, shortlisted six candidates who will be interviewed for the position.
Process of appointing new Inspector General underway

Friday 22 April 2016 18:22

The process of appointing a new Inspector General of the Intelligence Services has started again.


Dene Smuts was the first female MP to serve as a whip in Parliament.
DA former MP, Dene Smuts dies

Friday 22 April 2016 12:25

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says its former Member of Parliament Dene Smuts has died.


Breytenbach lashes out at Mbete, Zuma, Mantashe

Wednesday 20 April 2016 21:46

DA MP and member of the Justice Committee in Parliament, Glynnis Breytenbach, has criticised National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete,  President Jacob Zuma and ANC Secretary General, Gwede Mantashe.


Opposition parties insist that executive control over the judiciary's purse, compromises its constitutional independence.
Judicial independence, political power come into focus in Parliament

Wednesday 20 April 2016 21:27

The fine balance between judicial independence and political power over its budget, came into focus at Parliament.  


In the past three years, 83 mining rights were approved by the Mineral Resources Department.
Retrenchment must be a last resort: Zwane

Wednesday 20 April 2016 07:00

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has appealed to the mining industry to use retrenchments as the last resort.


Communications Minister Faith Muthambi.
Parly still processing Broadcasting Amendment Bill

Tuesday 19 April 2016 20:17

The Communications Committee is within its right to go ahead with the Broadcasting Amendment Bill.


Saru President Oregan Hoskins and some of his top officials appeared before the Sports Portfolio Committee.
Rugby bosses grilled in parly over slow transformation

Tuesday 19 April 2016 18:48

Members of Parliament have criticised South African rugby bosses for the slow pace of transformation in the game.


Sinking Post Office ship needs R2.5 billion cash injection to save it

Friday 15 April 2016 16:52

The embattled South African Post Office has warned that unless it gets funding of about R2.5 billion in cash over the next coming months, it may be forced to close shop.


The DA says the price of food is rising as an effect of drought.
DA wants govt to declare drought a national disaster

Thursday 14 April 2016 20:22

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on government to declare the drought in the country a national disaster.


 The Constitutional Court ruled that Jacob Zuma violated the constitution relating to Nkandla upgrades.
Zuma must be held accountable: EFF

Thursday 14 April 2016 09:00

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it is determined to convince the National Assembly that President Jacob Zuma must be held to account for violating the constitution.


Overcrowding in prisons is at the centre of the Judicial Inspectorate of Correctional Services briefing about the status of prisons.
Overcrowding in prisons needs collective effort: Motshega

Thursday 14 April 2016 05:32

We must find ways of dealing with overcrowding as a societal matter, the courts must get involved and we need to talk about an integrated justice system.


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