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SADC sends observer team to Lesotho

Tuesday 2 September 2014 11:30

South Africa’s Department of International Relations says the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is deploying a facilitation team to help restore normality in Lesotho.


The Committee is finalising charges against EFF MPs  for disrupting Parliament last month.
EFF threatens to take Mbete to court

Tuesday 2 September 2014 08:50

The EFF in Parliament has emphasized that it will still take National Assembly Speaker, Baleka Mbete to court if  Parliament's Powers and Privileges Committee rules against the party.


Parliament Committee to probe EFF’s conduct

Tuesday 2 September 2014 05:21

Powers and Privileges Committee in Parliament has set aside five days to deal with Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MP's, including their leader Julius Malema.


EFF members last week hackled President Jacob Zuma over Nkandla money
EFF, Speaker reach agreement

Monday 1 September 2014 18:34

Speaker Baleka Mbete and the EFF have agreed she will not immediately proceed with plans to suspend its MPs.


Cape Town mayor, Patricia de Lille.
De Lille cautions EFF on taking Parly to court

Saturday 30 August 2014 14:21

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has cautioned the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) not to be too hasty to take Parliament to court.


Botswana police say they are ready to ensure the smooth running of the elections.
Botswana prepares for eleventh general elections

Friday 29 August 2014 19:17

The Independent Electoral Commission in Botswana has confirmed the official dissolution of Parliament on Friday.


The exact mandate of the Nkandla ad-hoc committee, has been referred back to the National Assembly.
DA welcomes referral of Nkandla terms

Friday 29 August 2014 18:55

The DA on Friday hailed the referral of the Nkandla ad hoc committee's terms of reference to Parliament as a victory for accountability.


Don’t blame media for ANC, Madonsela spat: Tsedu

Friday 29 August 2014 09:05

The media has not interfered nor created any drama in the recent spat between the office of the Public Protector and the African National Congress.


Malema to fight parliament suspension in court

Thursday 28 August 2014 16:09

The Economic Freedom Fighters will go to court to oppose the looming suspension from Parliament for disrupting presidential question time last week, party leader Julius Malema said on Thursday.


Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa
Parliament and The Red Coats

Thursday 28 August 2014 09:05

Imagine someone visits your home and for an apparently good reason wears a medieval suit of armour. When they leave you begin to don it in your daily battles.


Madonsela set to give clarity amid 'ANC attacks'

Thursday 28 August 2014 07:40

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is on Thursday expected to respond amid continuing attacks by the ANC.


SA will not cut diplomatic ties with Israel

Wednesday 27 August 2014 20:00

Pro-Palestinian groups want government to turn its back on Israel over the on-going conflict with Gaza.


Fresh water not the only resource used for fracking: Mabuza

Wednesday 27 August 2014 14:37

The fluids that could be used in the fracking of shale gas in the water-scarce Karoo have been a bone of contention in Parliament's Mineral Resources committee.


Separation of powers not breached: Nhleko

Wednesday 27 August 2014 10:34

The Crime Prevention and Security Cluster dismisses suggestions that measures to deal with disruptions in Parliament breach constitutional imperative of separation of powers.


Public Protector not above Parliament: Duarte

Tuesday 26 August 2014 17:52

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela thinks she is above all institutions in the country, ANC deputy secretary general Jesse Duarte said on Tuesday.


Executive infringing is a separation of powers: DA

Tuesday 26 August 2014 16:16

Government is impeding the constitutional imperative of a separation of powers by threatening to intervene in Parliamentary matters, the Democratic Alliance said on Tuesday.


Police should have acted on EFF disruption: Mapisa-Nqakula

Tuesday 26 August 2014 14:46

The law provides for police officers to help eject errant MPs from Parliament as soon as the Speaker or chair of the House orders it, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said on Tuesday.


Nqakula denies that Parly is avoiding accountability

Tuesday 26 August 2014 11:15

Minister of defence Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula denied that the leadership in parliament is avoiding accountability in the disruptions that took place in Parliament last week.


Parliamentary processes shouldn’t overtake the constitution: Gutto

Tuesday 26 August 2014 10:56

Professor Shadrack Gutto says parliamentary processes and rules should not take precedence over the constitution and legislation.


ANC submits names for Parliamentary powers committee

Tuesday 26 August 2014 09:57

The African National Congress (ANC) in Parliament has submitted seven names of persons to serve on the Parliamentary Powers and Privileges Committee.


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