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ANC to hold first annual caucus lekgotla

Friday 25 July 2014 06:51

The African Nation Congress (ANC) in Parliament will hold its first annual caucus lekgotla from Friday until Sunday.


DA's Mmusi Maine has told President Jacob Zuma that to lead is to take one's cues from Parliament
Lead or step down: Maimane to Zuma

Wednesday 23 July 2014 20:11

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane on Wednesday challenged President Jacob Zuma to provide stronger leadership or step down.


President Jacob Zuma was speaking during his budget vote in Parliament on Wednesday.
Zuma condemns hijacking incidents

Wednesday 23 July 2014 16:16

President Jacob Zuma has condemned the two incidents of hijacking involving children.


Zuma updates Parliament on strides against fighting corruption

Tuesday 22 July 2014 18:23

President Jacob Zuma has updated Parliament on corruption fighting measures undertaken by government since 2009.


 Blade Nzimande says R 6.1 billion is allocated for the NSFAS.
Minister Nzimande admits to NSFAS challenges

Tuesday 22 July 2014 12:05

Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande has admitted that the National Student Financial Scheme (NSFAS) is faced with many challenges.


Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies announced that SA and its SADC counterparts are on the verge of signing a new and improved economic partnership with the EU.
SA, SADC to sign economic deal with European Union

Monday 21 July 2014 20:12

South Africa and its SADC counterparts are on the verge of signing a new and improved economic partnership with the European Union.


Malema goes to court over Parliament ejection: Report

Sunday 20 July 2014 12:40

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has taken National Council of Provinces (NCOP) chairperson Thandi Modise to court in a bid to have his ejection from Parliament declared unlawful.


More than 100 animals died and others had to be put down at Thandi Modise's farm.
Modise must be investigated: DA

Saturday 19 July 2014 14:01

National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise should make herself available for a parliamentary investigation over the deaths of animals on her farm, the DA said on Saturday.


Zuma's house in Nkandla
Zuma delays his response to Nkandla Report

Thursday 17 July 2014 18:31

President Jacob Zuma needed more information before responding to findings on his Nkandla home, his office said on Thursday after he missed a deadline to report to Parliament on the matter.


Dorothy Nosipho Ntwanambi started serving at the NCOP in 2009.
ANC former Chief Whip described as loyal and dedicated

Thursday 17 July 2014 15:32

The ANC in Parliament has described the late former NCOP Chief Whip and ANC Women's League Deputy President Dorothy Nosipho Ntwanambi as a dedicated member who was loyal to the organisation.


This current winter season has claimed 24 lives in initiation schools in the province alone.
DA calls for curb into initiation related deaths

Friday 11 July 2014 16:30

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Eastern Cape has called on the government, traditional leaders and communities to work together to curb initiation related deaths.


SIU clears questions around Nkandla report delay

Thursday 10 July 2014 20:41

The Head of the Special Investigating Unit, Vas Soni, has assured Parliament's Justice Committee that the unit is very eager to finalise the investigation into the Nkandla upgrades.


MPs who breach the code will be docked a month's salary.
MPs declaration deadline extended

Thursday 10 July 2014 18:23

The deadline for MPs to declare their financial and business interests has been extended by two weeks, the joint chairpersons of Parliament's ethics committee announced on Thursday.


 Mmusi Maimane advises Jacob Zuma to refer bills back to parliament.
Maimane urges Zuma not to sign proposed bills

Wednesday 9 July 2014 19:39

DA Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has called on President Jacob Zuma not to sign into law three bills referred to him by parliament. Maimane says these bills will cost jobs if they become law.


The Social Development has briefed the Portfolio Committee on its annual plans.
Social Development to strengthen monitoring on Sassa

Wednesday 9 July 2014 16:58

The Department of Social Development says it is tightening up its monitoring mechanisms over the money it gives to the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa).


ANC defends land reform policies

Wednesday 9 July 2014 05:27

ANC in Parliament has come out strongly against opposition parties, who it claims are using cheap politics to discredit government's land reform policies.


Mamphela Ramphele says those who took Agang SA forward must continue to strengthen and build the party.
Ramphele leaves party politics

Tuesday 8 July 2014 15:46

Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele has decided to leave politics, she announced on Tuesday.


Turok advises successor to assert independence

Monday 7 July 2014 20:33

Former Chairperson of Parliament's Ethics and Members' Interests Committee Ben Turok has advised the new chairperson of the committee to assert his independence.


Mmusi Maimane says that the e-tolling system is an economic burden to South Africans.
DA calls for a review of the e-tolling system

Monday 7 July 2014 14:33

The DA Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane says he will soon ask Parliament's Transport Portfolio Committee to push for a full review of the e-tolling system.


Former Speaker of Parliament Max Sisulu
Nothing new in Sisulu remarks: ANC chief whip

Saturday 5 July 2014 14:23

There is nothing new in former Parliament speaker Max Sisulu's remarks that a new ad-hoc committee be formed to investigate the Nkandla report, the ANC chief whip's office said on Saturday.


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