IEC hoping ConCourt grants request for postponement of October polls
Last month's voter registration weekend was cancelled due to high infection and mortality rates due to COVID-19 and the IEC believes the inability to register could be grounds for elections in October being challenged.
IEC seeks certainty as it approaches ConCourt to move upcoming local elections
The IEC wants the highest court in the land to grant a postponement of the polls from 27 October to the last Wednesday in February next year.
IEC to file ConCourt application for postponement of 27 October polls
The government on Tuesday officially proclaimed 27 October as the date for the polls, but this was just to allow for the IEC to approach the Constitutional Court with a legally determined date.
Dlamini-Zuma: No legislation gives govt or IEC power to postpone polls
Minister of Cooperative Governance, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, said that the IEC was expected to approach the Constitutional Court this week to urgently ask for the local government elections to be postponed.
Dlamini-Zuma: Oct elections will be postponed only after ConCourt ruling
Dlamini-Zuma, the minister responsible for proclaiming the date, said in order for the IEC to approach the court for a postponement of the elections, they must have been officially proclaimed.
EFF's Paulsen to face disciplinary proceedings for threating MPs with violence
Economic Freedom Fighter MP Nazier Paulsen is alleged to have threatened to assault three opposition parliamentarians in March.
Mkhwebane to have full right of reply in inquiry into fitness to hold office
The committee tasked with the inquiry met on Wednesday to be briefed by parliamentary legal services on the process.
Nxesi: Workers at risk of losing jobs due to riots will be helped through UIF
Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi said that 75,000 jobs were on the line in the wake of the deadly carnage in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
Nxesi: Unrest in KZN, GP affected 75,000 workers and could lead to layoffs
The Labour and Employment Minister said government would assist them with the Unemployment Insurance Fund.
Mkhwebane inquiry says its task isn't to determine Public Protector's guilt
The ad hoc committee tasked with the Section 194 Inquiry has been briefed by Parliament’s legal services on its way forward.
Activists interrupt Finance Minister Mboweni’s address at virtual gathering
Tito Mboweni was billed as due to deliver the keynote address at the virtual gathering, hosted by the little-known Bishopz Foundation. There were about 100 participants.
DCS to ask Treasury for more funds as budget strained dealing with riot suspects
Correctional Services was already battling with overcrowded jails, staff and budget cuts and the COVID-19 pandemic. Now it is dealing with a flood of remand detainees who are putting resources under further strain.
Deadly KZN prison riot linked to Zuma jailing, MPs told
Correctional Services said that the attempted mass prison breakout involved nearly 200 remand detainees.
Lamola: Those arrested for riots, looting could face terrorism charges
He’s told Parliament’s justice committee that some actions, including the burning of key national installations and the blockading of roads may fall within the parameters of the Protection of Constitutional Democracy against Terrorist and Related Activities Act of 2004.
Ntshavheni: 150,000 jobs at risk in KZN in wake of riots, looting
Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said that it was estimated that the province’s gross domestic product (GDP) had suffered a R20 billion setback.
Inquiry into PP's fitness must focus on due process and facts - Dyantyi
Veteran African National Congress (ANC) politician Qubudile Richard Dyantyi wants to hit the ground running with the parliamentary inquiry into the fitness of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to hold office.
No incident reported in the past 24 hours in Gauteng & KZN - Ntshavheni
The chaotic scenes saw at least 212 fatalities nationwide.
Mkhwebane impeachment committee urged to focus on facts and evidence
The committee tasked with the inquiry chose seasoned ANC MP Qubudile Richard Dyantyi as its chairperson on Tuesday morning. He was elected unopposed.