'Govt working on releasing state’s unoccupied urban land'
President Cyril Ramaphosa says government is working towards the rapid release of state-owned and unoccupied land in urban areas so that people can move on to serviced sites in towns and cities.
Public Protector demands apology from Parliament
The demand is contained in a lengthy written response by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to the committee.
SA under pressure to rethink policy on canned lion hunting
Activists and experts have spoken out against the practice at Parliament, warning that it has links to illegal trade in wildlife.
MPs to grill Ramaphosa on land question and jobs scarcity today
President Ramaphosa will face questions about land reform from both sides of the house today.
Parliament hopeful former Steinhoff CEO, CFO will testify
National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete on Tuesday night gave the go-ahead for the two men to be summoned to appear before the Standing Committee on Finance.
Dept of Public Works splurged R500k on braai areas at ministerial houses?
Scopa says that Public Works has paid up to R9 million for a certain minister’s house, while others live in homes that cost R4 million.
Nhlanhla Nene outlines overhaul of state-owned companies
Among other measures, the government is moving to enable state-owned entities to partner with private sector companies.
Conservation activists call for ban on lion bone trade
Environmental Affairs Committee chairperson Philly Mapulane has warned that South Africa risks becoming a pariah among world conservation bodies.
Steinhoff: Jooste, La Grange to be summonsed to appear in Parly
Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance wants Jooste and La Grange to answer questions about gaps in the financial regulatory framework that might have caused the Steinhoff debacle.
Canned lion hunting under spotlight in Parliament
South Africa has come under increasing fire locally and internationally for allowing the controversial practice.
Parly committee forges ahead with draft PIC legislation
While the inquiry’s detailed terms of reference have yet to be announced, it will look at whether the PIC Act needs to be changed – something Parliament’s already doing.
More details on PIC inquiry to be announced soon
The PIC invests around R2 trillion in assets on behalf of the government, but it has been beset by allegations of wrongdoing and dubious investment decisions.
Cele reveals chain of corruption in SA criminal justice system
He revealed on Thursday five South African Police Service members were arrested within 24 hours this week in connection with cash-in-transit heists.
Over 50 suspects arrested this year for cash heists
Police Minister Bheki Cele revealed the arrest of five South African Police Service (SAPS) members at Parliament on Wednesday.
Hawks reach out to Interpol for help with Steinhoff investigation
The retail giant’s share price collapsed after the abrupt resignation of its CEO Markus Jooste in December 2017 as details of suspected fraud emerged.
Report: Transnet CEO, 2 officials served with notices of intention to suspend
According to a report, the notices were served by the board earlier on Wednesday.
5 cops arrested in connection with cash heists - Cele
Police minister Bheki Cele told Parliament’s police oversight committee that the arrests were carried out in the past 24 hours.
Cele: Police had nothing to do with Duduzane Zuma’s leg-shackles
Police Minister Bheki Cele says this was done on the insistence of court officials.