Parliament’s Old Assembly Building set alight

A fire has caused extensive damage to parliament’s Old Assembly Building in the Mother City. The blaze, that has since been contained, affected upper floor areas including offices and committee meeting rooms. The rest of the parliament building was not affected. A large part of the building including certain parts[…]

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Parliament denies claims it intends retrenching workers

Parliament has dismissed claims by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) that it intends to retrench workers. Parliament says it is merely affording employees who are close to retirement age, an opportunity to take voluntary early retirement. Parliament says the retrenchment claims by the EFF are erroneous and misleading as the[…]

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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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