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19 January 2017
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09 Dec 2016
Parliament pays tribute to former Chapter 9 heads
Parliament on Thursday paid tribute to former heads of Chapter 9 institutions. They included former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, former chairperson of the Financial and Fiscal Commission...
02 Dec 2016
'Mr Zupta', 'black face' unparliamentary
The terms “Mr Zupta” and “black face”, and comparing African National Congress (ANC) members to wolves have been declared unparliamentary. Water Affairs and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane...
01 Dec 2016
We should have done more to celebrate Fidel, says Mapisa-Nqakula
Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says the African National Congress (ANC) has been too preoccupied with its own internal struggles to mobilise people to attend memorial services for late...
30 Nov 2016
'Bring it here, we will support your motion' - EFF tells Hanekom
Opposition parties had fun at the African National Congress' (ANC's) expense in the National Assembly on Tuesday, poking fun at Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom. This follows the minister's call for...
15 Nov 2016
Lack of MPs puts brakes on Division of Revenue Bill
A bid to have the all-important Division of Revenue Bill passed in the National Assembly stalled on Tuesday when the House failed to meet the required quorum of 201 MPs. The matter was put to a...
11 Nov 2016
Claws out as motion of no confidence in Zuma fails
A motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma has failed, once again. The motion was brought by the Democratic Alliance (DA) following the release of the Public Protector's State of Capture...
10 Nov 2016
ANC rejects call for secret ballot in no confidence vote on Zuma
Opposition parties on Thursday began a no confidence debate on President Jacob Zuma by challenging the African National Congress (ANC) to allow a secret ballot so that ruling party members could...
27 Oct 2016
DA: John Steenhuisen on motion of no confidence: Mbete fiddles while SA burns
A week ago, DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, wrote to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, stating the DA’s intention to table a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, in terms of...
12 Oct 2016
SA: Speaker of the consultative assembly of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on official visit to Parliament of RSA
Speaker of National Assembly (NA), Ms Baleka Mbete MP is scheduled to meet the Speaker of Saudi Consultative Assembly of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dr Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Ibrahim Al-Sheikh...
25 Aug 2016
SA: NA House Chairperson Thoko Didiza elected CWP Chairperson
The National Assembly’s House Chairperson for Internal Arrangements, Ms Thoko Didiza, was last night elected the Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Africa Region. Ms...
29 Jun 2016
27 May 2016
Info regulator vote postponed
A vote on whether to appoint former Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) chairperson Pansy Tlakula as chair of the newly-formed information regulator was postponed by the National Assembly on...
12 May 2016
See you in court, DA tells Parliament
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has vowed to take legal action against Parliament following a ruling against using court judgments or quotes to “offend or cast aspersions” on other MPs. Deputy Speaker...
05 May 2016
Parliament rules against calling Zuma a "thief and accused number 1"
Calling President Jacob Zuma a thief, "accused number 1" or even referring to him as an accused criminal infringed on his dignity, Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli has ruled. This was after...
05 Apr 2016
Vote against the tide, Malema urges ANC MPs
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema went on a tirade against the ruling party in the National Assembly on Tuesday. Malema, who had four minutes to get his point across, added two more...
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