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DA's march against ANC an electioneering gimmick: ANC

Tuesday 19 July 2016 15:46

The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) march against the African National Congress (ANC) in Parliament on Tuesday is a publicity stunt.


Nehawu's provincial structure briefed the media on Monday calling for the ANC and presiding officers of Parliament to intervene or prepare for a battle.
Nehawu vows to make Parliament ungovernable

Monday 18 July 2016 18:00

Nehawu in Parliament has vowed to make Parliament ungovernable until their demands are met.


All the candidates will be interviewed on August 11th, and the committee will report to Parliament by the end of that month.
14 names shortlisted for public protector's job

Wednesday 13 July 2016 21:43

Parliament's Ad-Hoc committee on the Public Protector has shortlisted 14 candidates to interview for the position.


Outgoing Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela
Public Protector Committee commends public participation

Wednesday 13 July 2016 15:29

The chairperson of Parliament's ad hoc committee Makhosi Khoza to nominate the new Public Protector has commended the public for their participation in the process.


Trade and Industry minister Rob Davies says India is a significant trade partner for SA but something must be done about the imbalance in trade.
Trade and Industry to deal with trade imbalance with India

Monday 4 July 2016 16:07

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says his department has undertaken an outward mission to deal with trade imbalance with India.


the IEF has since disqualified the NFP as a result of their failure to pay the required deposit on due date.
EFF calls for NFP's inclusion in LGE 2016

Friday 1 July 2016 11:36

The EFF has called on the Electoral Court and the IEC to be lenient on the NFP and allow them to contest the August municipal elections.


More than 100 parliamentary staff members affiliated to Nehawu gathered on the steps of the National Council of Provinces.
Nehawu slams suspension of its Parliament official

Thursday 30 June 2016 05:55

Nehawu Provincial Secretary in the Western Cape, Eric Khweleta, says the reasons behind the suspension of the union's parliamentary branch chairperson are baseless.


Makhosi Khoza has praised outgoing Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, saying she did sterling work.
‘SA is battling with leadership credibility crisis’

Wednesday 29 June 2016 07:00

The chairperson of the ad hoc committee tasked with selecting the next public protector says South Africa is battling with a leadership credibility crisis.


Podemos (We Can) leader Pablo Iglesias, now running under the coalition Unidos Podemos (Together We Can), casts his vote in Spain's general election in Madrid, Spain, June 26, 2016.
Spain votes to break political deadlock, far left set to rise

Sunday 26 June 2016 17:14

Spaniards voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election in which the anti-austerity party Podemosis expected to make big gains.


Thuli Madonsela's remedial action ordered that President Jacob Zuma pay back for Nkandla non-security upgrades.
Repayment for Nkandla still being determined: Gordhan

Tuesday 7 June 2016 14:37

Pravin Gordhan has told Parliament that the details of how much President Jacob Zuma must repay for non-security upgrades at his Nkandla home, are still being determined.


Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the her department hopes to introduce Mandarin in 500 schools over the next five y
Mandarin has been introduced in 43 SA schools in 2016

Tuesday 7 June 2016 10:08

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, says 43 schools across the country have introduced Mandarin at schools in this academic year.


Mbete defends cabinet reshuffle in KZN

Sunday 5 June 2016 13:11

ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete has endorsed the party decision of replacing former KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu with Willies Mchunu.


Advocate Thuli Madonsela will vacate her position as Public Protector by the end of October
Individuals not nominated may apply for Public Protector post

Thursday 2 June 2016 06:00

Parliament's ad hoc committee on nominations for the new Public Protector has agreed that individuals may apply for the post - if not nominated.


 The Auditor-General, Kimi Makwetu, tabled his audit report in Pretoria on Wednesday.
Mixed reaction to 2014/2015 audit report on municipalities

Wednesday 1 June 2016 16:24

A number of political parties in Parliament have welcomed the increase in the number of municipalities that have received clean audits in the 2014/2015 financial year.


The committee was established to do interviews for the position that will be vacant at the end of October.
Parliament to discuss appointment of new Public Protector

Wednesday 1 June 2016 06:37

Parliament's ad hoc committee to nominate a new Public Protector will meet on Wednesday to among others, discuss how the advertisement for this position should be constructed.


Rural areas are under-resourced: Fiscal Commission

Monday 30 May 2016 11:35

The Financial and Fiscal Commission says rural areas are under-resourced and their unemployment rate is much higher than the national unemployment rate.


Lawyers who defended anti-apartheid activists finally honoured

Sunday 29 May 2016 16:36

The role of the legal fraternity during apartheid has come under the spotlight. Lawyers who played a role in defending anti-apartheid activists during the struggle, have finally been honoured.


FF Plus to challenge Expropriation Bill in court

Sunday 29 May 2016 12:59

The FF Plus in Parliament says it will challenge the Expropriation Bill in court if it is signed into law because it has major implications for the economy, security of tenure and property rights.


DA to petition Zuma not to sign Expropriation Bill

Sunday 29 May 2016 10:40

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Parliament says it will petition President Jacob Zuma not to sign the Expropriation Bill into law or approach the Constitutional Court.


SAIRR looks to Zuma to rectify failings in the Expropriation Bill

Saturday 28 May 2016 11:29

SAIRR has petitioned President Jacob Zuma not to give his assent to the Expropriation Bill but rather to refer it back to the National Assembly for reconsideration.


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