SAMA diagnoses NHI bill with uncertainty and appeals to the NCOP to reject the bill in its current state

By Daanyaal Matthews  The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has appealed to the National Council of Provinces to reject the National Health Insurance bill as it currently stands. The organization, that represents over ten thousand medical professionals, has cited issues of uncertainty regarding how the bill would effectively deal with[…]

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Ramaphosa denies receiving ‘illegal dirty dollars’

President Cyril Ramaphosa has dismissed as unfounded the Democratic Alliance (DA) Chief Whip in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Cathlene Labuschagne’s assertion that he accepted what she calls dirty dollars that were brought into the country illegally. Ramaphosa has called on MPs to allow the various investigations into the[…]

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Parliament gets robbed again

Parliament has been burgled again. This latest crime comes just a few months after the SABC reported a robbery having taken place in its offices there. That embarrassing episode poured scorn on the elevated security features which were recently installed in the House. This time, not only was a computer[…]

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Malema goes to court over Parly rejection

EFF leader Julius Malema has taken National Council of Provinces (NCOP) chairwoman Thandi Modise to court in a bid to have his ejection from Parliament declared unlawful, the Sunday Times reported. Malema was ordered to leave the House after he blamed the African National Congress government for the 2012 Marikana[…]

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Zille appointed to NCOP

DA leader Helen Zille was appointed deputy chairwoman of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Tuesday, her party said. Zille, also the premier of the Western Cape, would serve in the rotating position for a year. The position would then be given to a delegate from another province. “We[…]

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