SABC News - Parliament


President Jacob Zuma isn’t blinking despite suffering another resounding loss in the Constitutional Court.
Zuma is fast running out of political lives

Monday 26 June 2017 08:41

Like the proverbial cat with nine lives, South Africa’s scandal-ridden president, Jacob Zuma, may well have escaped yet again with his political life.


The SABC is currently overseen by an Interim Board for a period of six months.
Deadline for nominations of permanent SABC Board looms

Sunday 25 June 2017 21:32

Members of the public have five days left to nominate persons to serve on the new permanent SABC Board.


The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform says government has restored around 9.8% of arable land in South Africa.
Parliament to embark on National Land Enquiry

Sunday 25 June 2017 21:19

The South African land issue has remained one of the most debated and contested topics in Parliament in recent months.  


UDM's Bantu Holomisa says should Speaker Baleka Mbete decline to allow the use of a secret ballot they will take her to court.
UDM vows to take Speaker to court over secret ballot

Sunday 25 June 2017 21:08

The United Democratic Movement says should Baleka Mbete decline the use of a secret ballot during the motion of No Confidence in Jacob Zuma, the party will take the matter up for judiciary review.


France's Macron mulls convening parliament in Versailles palace

Sunday 25 June 2017 15:26

French President Emmanuel Macron is considering convening a joint session of parliament in the palace of Versailles to address deputies and senators.


ANC veteran Ben Turok to turn 90

Sunday 25 June 2017 10:30

African National Congress (ANC) veteran Professor Ben Turok will turn 90 this week.


Ramaphosa is the only candidate fit to lead ruling party - Motshekga

Saturday 24 June 2017 21:30

ANC NEC member Mathole Motshekga says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is the only candidate fit to lead the ruling party in accordance with its tradition of succession.  


Turok raises concerns about secret ballot vote

Friday 23 June 2017 12:25

African National Congress veteran and former MP Ben Turok says political parties will continue to have overwhelming power over their Members of Parliament.


Jackson Mthembu said he and all ANC caucus members in Parliament are not bewitched to vote with the opposition.
Maimane slams Mthembu on secret ballot comments

Friday 23 June 2017 10:45

DA Leader Mmusi Maimane has slammed ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu over his comments on the proposed motion of No Confidence in the President.


"A public protector’s job is to make sure people stick to the law"

Friday 23 June 2017 07:43

Busisiwe Mkhwebane has directed a parliamentary portfolio committee to initiate proceedings to amend a clause in the Constitution.


The bill could not be passed last week due to a lack of a quorum.
SA passes bill aimed at protecting whistleblowers

Friday 23 June 2017 05:51

The National Assembly has finally passed the Protector's Disclosures Amendment Bill with an objection from the Democratic Alliance.


Rand firmer after court ruling, stocks dip

Thursday 22 June 2017 21:35

South Africa's rand rallied on Thursday.


Mbete to effect Constitutional Court ruling on secret ballot

Thursday 22 June 2017 21:10

Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete says she will give effect to the Constitutional Court ruling on secret ballots, in motions of no confidence in the president.


SA is very transparent - Zuma

Thursday 22 June 2017 18:39

President Jacob Zuma says the release of the now infamous ' Gupta emails ', shows that the country has is in fact a very transparent society and government.  


Zuma defends new draft of Mining Charter

Thursday 22 June 2017 16:45

President Jacob Zuma has come out in defence and support of the newly-drafted Mining Charter during his answering session in Parliament.


DA welcomes court judgment on use of secret ballot

Thursday 22 June 2017 14:45

Maimane has welcomed the Constitutional Court judgment on the use of a secret ballot in a no confidence vote against President Jacob Zuma.


Watch: President Zuma answers questions in Parliament

Thursday 22 June 2017 14:26

President Jacob Zuma says South Africa’s economy is under severe strain due to the recent downgrade by ratings agency Standard and Poor's.


Vincent Smith, chair of the ad hoc committe on party funding.
Parliament drafts party funding bill

Thursday 22 June 2017 10:41

Parliament is working on developing a legislature around party funding.


Holomisa hopes for favourable secret ballot ruling

Thursday 22 June 2017 08:10

Bantu Holomisa says he's confident that the ConCourt will rule in his party's favour when it delivers judgment on a secret ballot to be allowed in Parliament.


D Day for secret ballot ConCourt ruling

Thursday 22 June 2017 05:15

Some opposition parties have mixed expectations for Thursday's Constitutional Court ruling on the use of a secret ballot in a no-confidence vote in President Jacob Zuma.


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