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Motshekga refutes Nkandla 'claims' on Zuma

Wednesday 1 October 2014 08:30

ANC MP serving on Parliament's Nkandla ad hoc committee, Mathole Motshekga, says it would be an insult to President Jacob Zuma to suggest that he benefitted unduly from security upgrades.

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ANC MP Mathole Motshekga says Thuli Madonsela had not expressly found that President Jacob Zuma violated the Executive Members' Ethics Code
Zuma not responsible for Nkandla: ANC

Tuesday 30 September 2014 16:36

President Jacob Zuma bears no responsibility for overspending at his Nkandla home, ANC MPs said on Tuesday as they continued Parliament's consideration of the matter.

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Manuel calls for a caring democracy

Tuesday 30 September 2014 11:15

Trevor Manuel delivered the 7th annual lecture of Imam Abdullah Haron at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Bellville on Monday night.

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Court rules against EFF on misconduct inquiry plea

Tuesday 30 September 2014 08:25

The Western Cape High Court Judge has refused to grant EFF MPs interim relief to stop the misconduct inquiry to be conducted by Parliament's Powers and Privileges Committee.

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The African People’s Convention has called on MPs to put the interests of voters first.
APC concerned by deteriorating state of the National Assembly

Sunday 28 September 2014 20:13

The African People's Convention says it's concerned by the deteriorating decorum of the National Assembly.

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Parliamentary Precinct, Cape Town.
DA to oppose R1.4bn parliamentary precinct upgrade

Sunday 28 September 2014 16:46

The DA says it will oppose a proposed upgrade to the Parliamentary Precinct at a cost of R1.4 billion.

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Zambia denies reports President Sata was treated in U.S.

Friday 26 September 2014 19:23

Zambian President Michael Sata's health is "entirely normal", Vice President Guy Scott told parliament on Friday, countering reports the ailing 77-year-old had received medical treatment in the U.S.

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DA Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane says the parties would not leave the matter there but would seek legal advice on how to hold President Jacob Zuma to account.
Opposition walks out of Nkandla committee

Friday 26 September 2014 14:08

Opposition parties on Friday walked out of Parliament's committee on the Nkandla controversy after the ANC refused to agree to call President Jacob Zuma.

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 Parliament's ad hoc committee meeting on Nkandla deadlocked on Thursday.
Nkandla meeting continues Friday after deadlock

Friday 26 September 2014 06:25

A deadlocked meeting of Parliament's ad hoc committee on Nkandla will continue on Friday.

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The Ad hoc Committee on Nkandla is considering reports on the R246 million security upgrades at Jacob Zuma’s home.
Opposition parties want Zuma to appear before Nkandla committee

Thursday 25 September 2014 20:41

Opposition parties in the Ad hoc Committee considering the Nkandla report are adamant that President Jacob Zuma should be called to appear before it to account about Nkandla.

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The Nkandla ad hoc committee to resume

Wednesday 24 September 2014 20:28

Parliament's ad hoc committee on Nkandla sits again on Thursday to discuss various reports about security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's private home in Nkandla.

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As a result of the bill, all lawyers, being advocates and attorneys, would for the first time fall under a single regulatory body, the SA Legal Practice Council.
Zuma signs Legal Practice Bill

Tuesday 23 September 2014 18:11

President Jacob Zuma has signed into law the Legal Practice Bill.

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Cyril Ramaphosa is meeting with Lesotho’s government leaders for the second time on Tuesday.
Lesotho's DC against order of priorities in Ramaphosa's reference

Tuesday 23 September 2014 14:35

The Democratic Congress' Mosisili is meeting Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa again on Tuesday, after his party rejected the order of priorities in Ramaphosa's terms of reference.

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President Jacob Zuma was the very last official to answer the SIU's questions.
No comment on Zuma SIU response

Monday 22 September 2014 17:24

The presidency on Monday declined to comment on a press report that, until he was served with a legal warning, President Jacob Zuma failed to respond to SIU questions on his Nkandla home.

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ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says opposition parties were hiding hooliganism behind robust engagement.
EFF, DA united against ANC: Mantashe

Monday 22 September 2014 14:53

The coalition between the Economic Freedom Fighters and the Democratic Alliance is due to their animosity towards the ANC, the ruling party's Secretary General said on Monday.

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Parliament denies changes to accountability process

Monday 22 September 2014 05:45

Parliament says it has not been told of any planned deviation from the established system it uses to hold the executive to account.

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General Gwede Mantashe says President Jacob Zuma and his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa should use public gatherings to answer to the public.
ANC against Zuma answering questions in Parliament

Sunday 21 September 2014 20:01

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe does not want President Jacob Zuma and his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa to answer questions in Parliament.

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DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane says the ANC deployed its chairperson Baleka Mbete as Speaker to undermine the role of Parliament in holding the Executive to account.
ANC undermining constitution: Maimane

Sunday 21 September 2014 15:04

The ANC wanting Parliament to protect President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa undermines the chamber and the Constitution, the DA said on Sunday.

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EFF says ANC should blame itself for the embarrassment its leaders are suffering.
We will not be bullied into silence: EFF

Sunday 21 September 2014 14:59

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has accused the African National Congress (ANC) of trying to bully them into silence.

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School disruptions concerning: Committee

Sunday 21 September 2014 11:32

The way school pupils were being compromised because of service delivery protests was concerning, Parliament's portfolio committee on basic education said on Sunday.

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