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Opposition MPs renew call for death penalty

It seems opposition MPs don’t want to let go of calls for the reinstatement of the death penalty. They say stronger deterrents are needed to help stem the tide on violence. Lawmakers engaged in a heated debate on the matter in the National Assembly on Thursday at the request of the[…]

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EFF’s Ndlozi lashes out at Springboks in Parliament

Economic Freedom Fighter’s (EFF) Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, lashed out at the Springboks in Parliament on Tuesday. Members of the National Assembly were paying tribute to the Rugby World Cup-winning team during a special Parliamentary session. READ: Ndlozi defends controversial RWC comments, won’t ‘live a lie’ Ndlozi insists the perceived racial unity experienced across the country[…]

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Three bills that may become law

At the end of October, the National Assembly reviewed and revived a total of 14 bills which had lapsed by the end of the fifth Parliament. The Parliamentary Monitoring Group (PMG) has stated that there are currently 39 unfinished bills that were left unattended. The said bills are then to[…]

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Crowd boos Bheki Cele at protest against femicide

Police Minister Bheki Cele was booed by thousands of university students and high school pupils who gathered outside Parliament on Wednesday to protest after the murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana. The crowd of protesters, which included UCT vice chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng, demanded to know how politicians planned to keep[…]

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‘We refuse to be victims’: protestors

By Shakirah Thebus There was a feeling of anger and frustration amongst a small group of protestors over the current uptick in crime and violence. Demonstrators gathered at the Keizergracht street in Cape Town for a peaceful march to the Provincial Legislature and National Parliament Buildings on Tuesday. The ‘We[…]

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Grieving mothers raise the alarm on gang violence

By Tauhierah Salie The streets of Cape Town CBD were filled with the sounds of mourning mothers, sisters and friends on Thursday, as various women-led organisations called on the government to urgently address the social ills which have claimed hundreds of lives. Around 350 demonstrators participated in a march organised[…]

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Ministers must be reeled in

There will be no double-speak and ministers will have to reel in the bling and blue lights. President Cyril Ramaphosa has stamped his authority on his administration while delivering his budget vote address in Parliament. The president says the state has not been functioning optimally, and the silo-mentality has to[…]

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EFF remains unapologetic about Gordhan protest in Parliament

Facing potential sanctions for misbehaving in Parliament, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have remained defiant saying the rules do nothing but protect corrupt politicians. It all stems back to an issue from the week before when the EFF, led by Julius Malema, interrupted Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan’s department budget speech. They[…]

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