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27 May 2016
 
 
Info regulator vote postponed
POLITICS
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
POLITICS
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"
POLITICS
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
POLITICS
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...
 
 
Vote against the tide, Malema urges ANC MPs
POLITICS
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) 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...
 
 
Opposition move to have Speaker Mbete recuse herself from Zuma impeachment motion
POLITICS
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday tried to have National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete recuse herself from presiding over a motion to impeach President...
 
 
02 Mar 2016
 
No confidence motion against Zuma fails, again
POLITICS
A motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma has failed, again. The motion was brought by the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday in the wake of the financial ministry reshuffle.
 
 
01 Mar 2016
 
Ministers allowed to participate in vote of no confidence in Zuma – Deputy Speaker
POLITICS
Deputy National Assembly Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli on Tuesday shot down a proposal from the Democratic Alliance (DA) that cabinet ministers and their deputies be barred from voting on a no confidence...
 
 
04 Feb 2016
 
SA: Parliament sends condolences on passing away of firts National Assembly Serjeant-At-Arms Godfre Cleinwerck
STATEMENT
National Assembly (NA) Speaker, Ms Baleka Mbete and Deputy Speaker, Mr Lechesa Tsenoli, have expressed their sadness over the passing away, today, of the first Serjeant-at-Arms of the democratic...
 
 
25 Nov 2015
 
Striking parliamentary staff continue protest outside gates
PROTESTS
Striking parliamentary staff were locked out of the legislature on Wednesday but kept up a noisy protest outside the gates where a heavy police contingent stood guard. After they had disrupted the...
 
 
13 Nov 2015
 
No money for new bonuses - Parliament
DEMANDS
Parliament would need an extra R50-million if it agreed to pay performance bonuses at the level that National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) members were demanding, secretary...
 
 
05 Nov 2015
 
Ramaphosa dismisses DA proposal on university funding; MPs get chastised for ‘kindergarten behaviour’
POLITICS
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa poured cold water on Democratic Alliance (DA) proposals to fund the expected shortfall in university funding on Thursday during another chaotic sitting of the...
 
 
22 Sep 2015
 
Zuma agrees IEC vacancy shorlist too black
IEC
President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday said he had requested Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng to go back to the drawing board on shortlisting candidates to fill the vacancy on the Independent Electoral...
 
 
SA: President Zuma requests Chief Justice to re-initiate the process to appoint IEC Commissioner
STATEMENT
President Jacob Zuma has accepted the request of the National Assembly that the process of filling the vacancy in the Independent Electoral Commission that arose after the resignation of Ms...
 
 
16 Mar 2015
 
DA: David Maynier says State Security Minister cannot be allowed to dodge urgent question on bizarre espionage investigation
STATEMENT
The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Lechesa Tsenoli, has turned down my request to put an urgent question to Minister of State Security, David Mahlobo, on the bizarre investigation into...
 
 
 
                       
 
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