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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Following news of her presentation to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications on Tuesday, Deputy Communications Minister Pinky Kekana’s name has been dragged through the mud. This follows her sharing the news that the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has proposed that a new regulation be implemented to expand the definition[…]
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[…]
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[…]
The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will refer Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and the party’s MP Nazier Paulsen, to Parliament’s Ethics Committee over recent social media posts which appear to incite violence. The party says a tweet by Malema calling on EFF members to attack and another[…]
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[…]
Congress of the People (COPE) says it welcomes the decision by the Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise to allow an urgent debate next month on the state of education in South Africa. The debate was requested by the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) after President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on[…]
The entire SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has been put on standby. The deployment of more than 73 000 SANDF members will include medical personnel and it might include field hospitals, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said when she addressed the Joint Standing Committee on Defence about the[…]
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