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Zuma unfazed by plans to disrupt SONA

Thursday 27 November 2014 17:25

President Jacob Zuma says he is unfazed by threats from opposition parties to disrupt his State of the Nation address in February next year.

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AG did not pick up on the R246 million spent on security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's private Nkandla homestead.
AG was unaware about Nkandla spending: Report

Thursday 27 November 2014 10:30

Evidence of large-scale misappropriation in the Nkandla construction project was hidden from the Auditor General (AG), Beeld reported on Thursday.

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The law was passed by parliament last year.
State of Information Bill is in limbo

Thursday 27 November 2014 07:45

The controversial State of Information Bill is in limbo after it was sent back to President Jacob Zuma a second time.

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Govt departments spend exorbitant amounts on consultants:AG

Wednesday 26 November 2014 20:52

Government departments are using exorbitant amounts of money on consultants to prepare their annual financial statements.

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Foreign nationals defraud Sassa in Limpopo

Wednesday 26 November 2014 19:03

There is a high prevalence of cases of foreign nationals who are defrauding Sassa offices in the Vhembe and Mopani Districts of Limpopo to get social grants.

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Shivambu says the president will only speak during the state of the Nation Address after he has given the answers that South Africans want through members of parliament.
Zuma must address Parly before SONA: Shivambu

Wednesday 26 November 2014 16:07

Floyd Shivhambu says if President Jacob Zuma does not appear in Parliament this year, he will have to answer questions on the day of his State of Nation Address.

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 Parties are sharply divided on whether President Jacob Zuma should come to Thursday's sitting.
Parliament divided on whether Zuma should answer on Nkandla

Wednesday 26 November 2014 05:30

The National Assembly's Programme Committee is meeting on Wednesday to finalise the programme for Thursday's sitting called by Speaker Baleka Mbete to conclude outstanding business.

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The objective of the forum is to discuss and propose items that must be put on the agenda during a National Assembly sitting.
Chief whips forum meets to discuss national assembly agenda

Tuesday 25 November 2014 16:52

Parliament's Multi-Party Chief Whips Forum is expected to meet this afternoon to discuss the agenda of the National Assembly sitting on Thursday.

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Mac Maharaj says political parties should understand that Jacob Zuma is not an MP.
Zuma is not avoiding appearance before parliament: Presidency

Tuesday 25 November 2014 14:44

The Presidency says President Jacob Zuma cannot be expected to appear regularly in Parliament, as he is not a Member of Parliament (MP).

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Jacob Zuma was heckled by members of the EFF earlier this year.
President must account to Parliament: Analyst

Tuesday 25 November 2014 08:45

Independent Political Analyst, Ralph Mathekga says any deal that excuses the President from answering tough questions in Parliament will not work for the opposition parties.

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Ramaphosa slams DA over talks collapse

Tuesday 25 November 2014 05:49

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has blamed the Democratic Alliance for the collapse of the deal between himself and opposition parties.

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ANC NEC vows to engage with Cosatu to ensure unity

Monday 24 November 2014 20:13

The ANC National Executive Committee says it will continue to engage with Cosatu and its alliance partners, including the expelled Numsa, to ensure unity within the labour federation.

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Ramaphosa pushes to end Parliament 'chaos'

Monday 24 November 2014 05:15

On Monday, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to meet leaders of opposition parties in Parktown, Johannesburg to seek an end to the chaos that has been prevailing in Parliament.

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Minister of Women in Presidency, Susan Shabangu, was addressing the National Assembly on the debate of 16 Days of activism of no violence against women and children.
Shabangu lauds govt efforts against women, children abuse

Friday 21 November 2014 20:32

Minister of Women in the Presidency, Susan Shabangu, says government has created platforms to address violence against women and children.

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Muthambi supports plans to review SABC’s funding model

Friday 21 November 2014 19:39

The Minister of Communications Faith Muthambi has reiterated that the SABC funding model must be reviewed.

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Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson has declined to comment on DA allegations against Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa misrepresented accord: Maimane

Friday 21 November 2014 19:07

Parliamentary opposition leader Mmusi Maimane accused Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa of misrepresenting undertakings given at a crisis meeting to mend fences between the ruling party and opposition.

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A joint sitting debate on violence against women and children is taking place in parliament on Friday.
'You are a disgrace', deputy speaker tells MPs

Friday 21 November 2014 16:29

"You are a disgrace", National Assembly Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli told MPs on Friday, after shouting broke out across the House.

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MPs debated in Parliament until the early hours of Friday morning.
EFF MPs get a reprieve after marathon talks

Friday 21 November 2014 06:15

The Powers and Privileges Committee report which recommended sanctions against 20 EFF MPs has officially been put on hold by the National Assembly on Thursday night.

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DA protests outside Parliament

Thursday 20 November 2014 15:43

The DA demands that President Jacob Zuma should come to answer questions in Parliament.

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The motion was rejected and political parties expressed mixed views during the debate.
MPs reject DA’s motion of censure against Zuma

Thursday 20 November 2014 07:15

The National Assembly has rejected the Democratic Alliance's motion of censure against President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday night.

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