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SADC sends observer team to Lesotho

Tuesday 2 September 2014 11:30

South Africa’s Department of International Relations says the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is deploying a facilitation team to help restore normality in Lesotho.

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The Committee is finalising charges against EFF MPs  for disrupting Parliament last month.
EFF threatens to take Mbete to court

Tuesday 2 September 2014 08:50

The EFF in Parliament has emphasized that it will still take National Assembly Speaker, Baleka Mbete to court if  Parliament's Powers and Privileges Committee rules against the party.

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Parliament Committee to probe EFF’s conduct

Tuesday 2 September 2014 05:21

Powers and Privileges Committee in Parliament has set aside five days to deal with Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MP's, including their leader Julius Malema.

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EFF members last week hackled President Jacob Zuma over Nkandla money
EFF, Speaker reach agreement

Monday 1 September 2014 18:34

Speaker Baleka Mbete and the EFF have agreed she will not immediately proceed with plans to suspend its MPs.

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Cape Town mayor, Patricia de Lille.
De Lille cautions EFF on taking Parly to court

Saturday 30 August 2014 14:21

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has cautioned the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) not to be too hasty to take Parliament to court.

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Botswana police say they are ready to ensure the smooth running of the elections.
Botswana prepares for eleventh general elections

Friday 29 August 2014 19:17

The Independent Electoral Commission in Botswana has confirmed the official dissolution of Parliament on Friday.

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The exact mandate of the Nkandla ad-hoc committee, has been referred back to the National Assembly.
DA welcomes referral of Nkandla terms

Friday 29 August 2014 18:55

The DA on Friday hailed the referral of the Nkandla ad hoc committee's terms of reference to Parliament as a victory for accountability.

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Don’t blame media for ANC, Madonsela spat: Tsedu

Friday 29 August 2014 09:05

The media has not interfered nor created any drama in the recent spat between the office of the Public Protector and the African National Congress.

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Malema to fight parliament suspension in court

Thursday 28 August 2014 16:09

The Economic Freedom Fighters will go to court to oppose the looming suspension from Parliament for disrupting presidential question time last week, party leader Julius Malema said on Thursday.

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Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa
Parliament and The Red Coats

Thursday 28 August 2014 09:05

Imagine someone visits your home and for an apparently good reason wears a medieval suit of armour. When they leave you begin to don it in your daily battles.

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Madonsela set to give clarity amid 'ANC attacks'

Thursday 28 August 2014 07:40

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is on Thursday expected to respond amid continuing attacks by the ANC.

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SA will not cut diplomatic ties with Israel

Wednesday 27 August 2014 20:00

Pro-Palestinian groups want government to turn its back on Israel over the on-going conflict with Gaza.

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Fresh water not the only resource used for fracking: Mabuza

Wednesday 27 August 2014 14:37

The fluids that could be used in the fracking of shale gas in the water-scarce Karoo have been a bone of contention in Parliament's Mineral Resources committee.

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Separation of powers not breached: Nhleko

Wednesday 27 August 2014 10:34

The Crime Prevention and Security Cluster dismisses suggestions that measures to deal with disruptions in Parliament breach constitutional imperative of separation of powers.

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Public Protector not above Parliament: Duarte

Tuesday 26 August 2014 17:52

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela thinks she is above all institutions in the country, ANC deputy secretary general Jesse Duarte said on Tuesday.

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Executive infringing is a separation of powers: DA

Tuesday 26 August 2014 16:16

Government is impeding the constitutional imperative of a separation of powers by threatening to intervene in Parliamentary matters, the Democratic Alliance said on Tuesday.

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Police should have acted on EFF disruption: Mapisa-Nqakula

Tuesday 26 August 2014 14:46

The law provides for police officers to help eject errant MPs from Parliament as soon as the Speaker or chair of the House orders it, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said on Tuesday.

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Nqakula denies that Parly is avoiding accountability

Tuesday 26 August 2014 11:15

Minister of defence Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula denied that the leadership in parliament is avoiding accountability in the disruptions that took place in Parliament last week.

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Parliamentary processes shouldn’t overtake the constitution: Gutto

Tuesday 26 August 2014 10:56

Professor Shadrack Gutto says parliamentary processes and rules should not take precedence over the constitution and legislation.

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ANC submits names for Parliamentary powers committee

Tuesday 26 August 2014 09:57

The African National Congress (ANC) in Parliament has submitted seven names of persons to serve on the Parliamentary Powers and Privileges Committee.

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