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DA to fight new visa regulations

Saturday 23 May 2015 06:57

The DA has called for a special task team to probe mounting worries over new visa regulations.


Factions within NFP widen party cracks

Friday 22 May 2015 18:18

The National Executive committee of the NFP lambasted a group claiming to be the party's National Working Committee.


Support for black industrialists tops DTI budget vote

Thursday 21 May 2015 20:11

The Trade and Industry Department wants to raise at least R100 billion to support black industrialists and create at least 100 new ones.


Cwele's budget vote to put spotlight on SAPO

Thursday 21 May 2015 11:55

The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Siyabonga Cwele is expected to present his Department’s budget vote in Parliament on Thursday.


12 top IPID officials do not have security clearance: Parliament

Wednesday 20 May 2015 17:43

Parliament has heard that only nine members of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate's top management have security clearance.


Social media users blast new e-tolls dispensation

Wednesday 20 May 2015 15:47

Twitter reactions to the latest e-tolls announcement show that Gauteng dwellers are still unhappy about having to pay e-tolls.


ANC welcomes call for more white people in SANDF

Wednesday 20 May 2015 05:46

The ANC has welcomed an instruction given to the Defence Force to recruit more whites to reflect the demographics of South Africa.


 Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pieterson delivered the energy department budget vote speech in Parliament on Tuesday.
Joemat-Pieterson urges Nersa to speed up tariff hike process

Tuesday 19 May 2015 18:30

Eskom took centre stage when Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pieterson presented her budget vote speech in Parliament on Tuesday morning.  


Parliament’s Standing Committee is willing to support the Department of Human Settlement’s request for an additional R 100 million from the National Treasury.
Dept of Human Settlements asks Treasury for more

Friday 15 May 2015 16:23

Parliament's Standing Committee on Appropriations says it will support the Department of Human Settlement's request to National Treasury for an additional R100 million to be added to their budget.


Police Minister Nathi Nhleko addressed the National Assembly on his department’s budget on Friday.
Changes to firearms law will curb violence: Nhleko

Friday 15 May 2015 14:49

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko says the changes that are currently being made to the firearms legislation will go a long way to curb violence in the country.


Load shedding and visa requirements have negative impact on tourism

Thursday 14 May 2015 15:45

According to Tourism Minister Derek Haenkom, the new visa regulations as well as load shedding are a strain on tourism.


Nzimande takes a swipe at Sparks' ‘Verwoed’ remarks

Thursday 14 May 2015 07:11

Blade Nzimande has taken a swipe at the DA for weekend comments made by veteran journalist Allister Sparks at the party's elective congress in Port Elizabeth.


Nzimande injects more funds into NSFAS

Thursday 14 May 2015 06:14

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says R5-billion will be set aside for university students who qualify for NSFAS.


Nzimande promises to root out NFSAS corruption

Wednesday 13 May 2015 20:14

Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, has promised to root out corruption within the National Financial Aid Scheme.


The country needs to put more capital in building the manufacturing sector, such as agriculture.
South Africa needs to industrialise: Patel

Wednesday 13 May 2015 09:00

Ibrahim Patel says if South Africa does not industrialise then its ability to achieve the kind of sustainable wealth that will create good tax stakes to finance social welfare will not be realised.


 Parliament to appeal the judgement by the High Court in Cape Town that found section 11 of the Powers Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Act, invalid.
Parliament has abused its powers: Analyst

Wednesday 13 May 2015 08:15

Constitutional and Public Law Expert, Professor Marinus Wiechers says Parliament must look after its own affairs according to the constitution.


EFF, UDM welcomes powers ruling

Wednesday 13 May 2015 08:00

Democratic Alliance (DA) successfully challenged the section in the High Court in Cape Town.


McBride, Dramat decision lies with NPA: Police Minister

Wednesday 13 May 2015 06:45

Police Minister, Nathi Nhleko, says the NPA has to decide whether or not to prosecute Robert McBride and Anwa Dramat.


Major cash injection set for black industrialists

Tuesday 12 May 2015 19:39

Economic Development Minister Ibrahim Patel says the Industrial Development Corporation will set aside R23 billion over the next five years to develop black industrialists.


The Western Cape High Court decided that Section 11 of the Powers Privileges and Immunities of the Act that allows for the removal of Members of Parliament was unconstitutional.
Parliament to appeal ruling on Powers, Privileges and Immunities

Tuesday 12 May 2015 19:23

Parliament says it will appeal the Western Cape High Court's ruling in the matter between the DA and Speaker Baleka Mbete.


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