Ramaphosa to face first motion of no confidence

The motion was filed by the African Transformation Movement (ATM) leader Vuyolwethu Zungula in February, before the COVID-19 lockdown began. It is linked to the allegations that Ramaphosa misled Parliament about donations made to his CR17 campaign for the position of African National Congress (ANC) president. National Assembly Speaker Thandi[…]

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Parliament to host public hearings on gender-based violence bills

Parliament will host public hearings this week into three bills relating to gender-based violence. The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services is processing the three bills, which parliament has described as crucial proposed legislation. The three bills are the Domestic Violence Amendment Bill, the Criminal Law Amendment Bill and[…]

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Ramaphosa to address the joint sitting of both Houses on Thursday

Some opposition parties have mixed expectations from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address during a Joint Sitting of Parliament on Thursday. These include how government will intervene to avoid the collapse of the SABC, Eskom and to address the unemployment crisis. The President has written to National Assembly Speaker – Thandi Modise[…]

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Power outages can’t be avoided, Mabuza tells NCOP

Deputy President David Mabuza has reiterated government’s stance that there are no plans to privatise Eskom. This as Eskom says it will move to Stage 3 load-shedding from 8 o’clock Friday morning to 10 pm. The power utility says reduced demand for electricity and improved weather conditions have allowed it[…]

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Public Protector judgment: implications for Parliament

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria’s full-Bench judgment in the CR17-Bosasa case entrenched Parliament’s powers, saved the legislature from having to do the impossible and provided further “evidence” for the removal proceedings of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise was the second respondent in the case,[…]

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Mkhwebane intent on destroying Public Protector’ office

Yet another damning disclosure concerning Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s conduct has been made to Parliament, piling pressure on her ahead of lawmakers’ probe into her fitness to hold office. Sphelo Samuel, the head of the Public Protector office in the Free State, is the latest official to submit an affidavit[…]

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