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‘Signal jamming in Parliament must be declared unlawful’

Monday 20 April 2015 18:14

Media houses want the Western Cape High Court to declare that it was unlawful to use a signal jamming device during the State of the Nation address in February.

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South Africans could soon experience their first-ever stage 4 load shedding.
Stage 2 load shedding to kick in

Saturday 18 April 2015 07:33

Eskom will implement stage 2 load shedding and load curtailment from 08:00 on Saturday morning, and this is likely to continue until 22:00 this evening.

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Transnet’s Molefe appointed as acting CEO of Eskom

Friday 17 April 2015 16:12

Veteran parastatal executive Brian Molefe has been appointed as acting CEO of Eskom.

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Foreign nationals attacks not SA values - Zuma

Thursday 16 April 2015 20:46

President Jacob Zuma says the violent attacks on foreign nationals go against all of South Africa's values.

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SA troops to be deployed at border posts

Thursday 16 April 2015 18:08

Government is to deploy the army to ports of entry to help manage the influx of illegal immigrants into the country.

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Zuma calls for xenophobia attacks to stop

Thursday 16 April 2015 15:55

Jacob Zuma has called on South Africans to work hand in glove with police by providing information that will lead to the arrest of those who are instigating and carrying out xenophobic attacks.

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President Jacob Zuma was on Thursday addressing Parliament on, amongst others, xenophobic violence
President Zuma to speak in Parliament

Thursday 16 April 2015 14:24

President Zuma is set to answer outstanding questions from last year’s chaotic August 21 sitting, after delivering a statement on xenophobic attacks in SA.

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EFF court ruling to have serious implications: ANC

Thursday 16 April 2015 06:24

The ANC says that the Cape High Court ruling against Parliament will have serious implications on the workings of the National Assembly.

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State Security Minister David Mahlobo says South Africa's youth is not exempt from recruitment by international terrorist groups.
Govt concerned over lawlessness, violence across SA

Tuesday 14 April 2015 16:49

Government says it is concerned about the growing number of incidents of lawlessness and violence across the country.

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‘We must be more vigilant’: Mapisa-Nqakula

Tuesday 14 April 2015 14:37

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says parents need to be more vigilant with their children's use of the Internet as global terror groups are using cyberspace as a recruitment platform.

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EFF's Dali Mpofu says the party was left no option but to expel the three members.
EFF expels three members

Saturday 11 April 2015 16:51

The EFF's National Disciplinary Committee have expelled three of its Members of Parliament with immediate effect.

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EFF to hold press conference on suspended MPs fate

Saturday 11 April 2015 11:59

The EFF’s infighting looks set to intensify with news that the party’s National Disciplinary Committee is to hold a press conference on Saturday over the case of the "Group of Four".

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EFF proposes rule for opposition to chair parliamentary committees

Saturday 11 April 2015 07:14

The EFF has proposed a rule that would ensure one in every 10 parliamentary committees should be chaired by an opposition party.

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The DA has condemned the defacing of the Louis Botha statue outside Parliament.
DA calls for a parliamentary debate on statues

Friday 10 April 2015 06:26

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for a debate in Parliament on the issues of statues in the country.  

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Suspects arrested for defacing Botha statue

Thursday 9 April 2015 15:20

The EFF has not confirmed reports that two party members have been arrested on suspicion of defacing the statue of Louis Botha outside Parliament.

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Confusion over Louis Botha statue

Thursday 9 April 2015 13:13

There is confusion about who is the custodian of the statue of the former prime minister of the Union of South Africa Louis Botha.

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Louis Botha statue in Cape Town painted red and blue.
'Defaced' Botha statue sees red, blue

Thursday 9 April 2015 11:10

The statue of the former Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa, Louis Botha, which is outside Parliament, has been painted red and blue.

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ANC seeks amendment to National Assembly rules

Wednesday 8 April 2015 12:04

The ANC in Parliament has submitted new proposals to change two chapters of the National Assembly rules.

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Parliament asks for extension on criminalising sex between children

Tuesday 7 April 2015 16:59

Parliament has asked for a six month extension to a Constitutional Court deadline to fix sections of the Sexual Offences Act.

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 The DA is unhappy with government’s decision to acquire new private jets for Jacob Zuma and his cabinet.
SANDF defends decision to acquire new VIP jets

Monday 6 April 2015 06:19

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF)  has defended its decision to acquire new VIP jets for President Jacob Zuma and his cabinet at a cost of R2 billion.

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