‘Govt on the verge of resolving e-toll matter’ – Mbalula
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula told the National Assembly, during the delivery of his department's budget vote that the government would be making an announcement on scrapping the controversial e-tolls.
Govt seeks to scrap 63,000 taxis by 2024 as part of recapitalisation programme
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula’s prepared budget address in the National Assembly indicated that the Revised Taxi Recapitalisation Programme was key to government’s efforts to transform the face of public transport.
Opposition parties reject police budget as VIP protection increases to R1.7 bn
Police Minister Bheki Cele his department's budget, which would see cuts to crime-fighting programmes and an increase to the VIP protection budget.
Cele warns heads will roll if any police station labelled as 'murder capital'
Police Minister Bheki Cele said that police stations that became murder capitals would see action taken against commissioners.
Experts working on law to allow independent candidates to contest elections
Motsoaledi gave MPs an update on the amendments to electoral legislation while delivering his department’s budget vote speech on Wednesday.
Motsoaledi disappointed with polyandry debate, says it is not govt policy
Polyandry is when a woman takes two or more husbands at the same time.
Three spheres of govt are unequal & that needs to change, Mbete tells Zondo
Former National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete was testifying before the state capture inquiry on Tuesday evening where she gave evidence related to parliamentary oversight.
IEC has no policy to employ Sadtu members - Sy Mamabolo
Chief Electoral Officer Sy Mamabolo said there was strict criteria for volunteers and officials that does not include being a Sadtu member.
Govt's COVID-19 vaccine programme setting targets it can't meet - DA
The Democratic Alliance (DA) believed that government was under-utilising the private sector and setting targets it could not meet.
Opposition parties more concerned than confident about SA's vaccine rollout
While the Democratic Alliance (DA) said that teething problems were to be expected in the full rollout, its national spokesperson, Siviwe Gwarube, said that there were still a number of shortcomings like the vaccination of healthcare workers.
Parly told that the bulk of SAA business rescue funding spent on consultants
SAA entered into business rescue in December of 2019 and finished the expensive process in April.
SAA might take off in July, says interim CEO Kgokolo
The struggling airline management said it would be ready to take to the skies if there aren't any disruptions from the raging pandemic and airline staff.
Minister Mkhize’s R62.5 bln budget announcement overshadowed by SA's COVID woes
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize told Members of Parliament that COVID-19 positive cases have started to rise significantly, and the country may find itself in the third wave if South Africans don’t take extra precaution.
Mkhize sounds alarm on rising COVID cases, emergence of variants in SA
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, while tabling his department’s budget vote and policy statement, told parliamentarians that the country was facing a third wave.
Mabuza: Govt vaccine rollout is anything but efficient
Mabuza says the reason the rollout has been slow to pick up is that setbacks like the suspension in using the Johnson & Johnson jab which has since been lifted.
SABC says it’s back on road to profitability after years of financial losses
The SABC briefed Parliament’s communications committee on Wednesday night about its corporate plan and annual performance.
Mabuza accepts that SA's vaccine rollout has been slow, inefficient
Deputy President David Mabuza said that the reason that the South African vaccine rollout had been slow to pick up was because of the cancellation of the one million AstraZeneca vaccines earlier this year.
Mabuza defends 20-year contracts for emergency power with independent producers
Deputy President Deputy David Mabuza said that the proposed 20-year agreements would go a long way in making electricity tariffs cheaper and addressing power constraints.