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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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EFF turns against DA

Thursday 20 November 2014 05:55

The EFF has pleaded with the African National Congress not to abandon an agreement between Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and opposition parties to restore order in the house.

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Sars investigations uncover profit shifting practices

Wednesday 19 November 2014 20:47

The South African Revenue Services says its investigations have uncovered profit shifting practices to the tune R20 billion in the past three years.

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Agreement with opposition hangs in the balance: Ramaphosa

Wednesday 19 November 2014 17:30

Cyril Ramaphosa and leaders of opposition parties met behind closed doors on Tuesday to iron out strained relations between the executive and MPs.

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Cyril Ramaphosa met with parties at Parliament on Tuesday.
Parties agreed to behave: ANC Chief Whip

Wednesday 19 November 2014 09:45

The African National Congress Chief Whip, Stone Sizane says political party leaders agreed to stop behaving in a way that makes Parliament ungovernable.

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Ramaphosa's move on parliament saga hailed

Wednesday 19 November 2014 07:55

Professor Ben Turok, says  Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa took the right decision to look for a political solution to address the disruptions that  plagued the fifth democratic parliament.

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Workplace gender, disability compliance hearing underway

Tuesday 18 November 2014 19:29

The Commission for Gender Equity says three out of 11 entities making presentations in Pretoria have met the Employment Equity Act requirements.

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 Thuli Madonsela has committed to help the court should there be litigation against the Presidency or Parliament.  
Madonsela vows to cooperate in case of litigation against Parliament

Tuesday 18 November 2014 14:45

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has reiterated that she will make herself available as a friend of the court should anyone pursue litigation against the Presidency and Parliament

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Cyril Ramaphosa is currently meeting behind closed doors with the leaders of opposition parties in parliament.
Ramaphosa will fail to mend relations in parliament: Analyst

Tuesday 18 November 2014 10:20

Rhodes University Politics Lecturer, Dr Richard Pithouse, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will not have much success in mending working relations between political parties in Parliament.

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Cyril Ramaphosa to meet opposition parties

Tuesday 18 November 2014 07:37

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to meet leaders of a number of political parties represented in Parliament at Tuynhuys in Cape Town on Tuesday.

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EFF MPs disrupted proceeding in Parliament in August when they started chanting: "Pay back the money."
D- Day for 20 EFF MPs

Tuesday 18 November 2014 05:19

Tuesday is D- Day for 20 Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MPs who have been found guilty of misconduct.

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Zille launches scathing attack against Zuma

Monday 17 November 2014 13:52

The DA will defend Parliament and make clear that the National Assembly is not the ANC's playground, DA leader Helen Zille said on Monday.

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Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa.
Ramaphosa to meet political parties over 'chaos' in parliament

Monday 17 November 2014 10:50

Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday meet the leaders of political parties in Parliament, the presidency said.

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Madonsela worried about 'chaos' in parliament

Monday 17 November 2014 06:30

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says South Africans should ask themselves if the legacy of the 20 years of democracy is still alive after last week's events in Parliament.

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On Thursday, the EFF and the DA delayed adoption of an Nkandla report by repeated filibustering.
Parliament urged to update rules to deal with chaos

Saturday 15 November 2014 09:05

African Peoples Convention leader Themba Godi says the ruling African National Congress has to develop a thick skin, be able to take punches and not be over sensitive.

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Economic Freedom Fighters not intimidated: Malema

Friday 14 November 2014 20:13

The Economic Freedom Fighters says no amount of intimidation will deter its plan to demand answers from President Jacob Zuma.

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DA no longer recognises Mbete as Speaker : Maimane

Friday 14 November 2014 14:02

Parliamentary leader of the DA, Mmusi Maimane, has announced that the DA no longer recognises Baleka Mbete as Parliamentary speaker.

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Sanef concerned about parly feed disruptions

Friday 14 November 2014 13:38

The SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef) expressed concern on Friday at interference with the audio and visual feed in Parliament  whenever there are disruptions.

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