How SA’s Parliament rang in the changes in 2020
With limits on the size of gatherings and social distancing rules in force due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the national legislature could no longer function as it once had – and a radical new approach was needed.
How the stresses and strains on SA’s economy played out in Parliament
Lawmakers had to consider, debate and approve not one, but three Budgets this year while operating under lockdown.
COVID-19 and the SA economy in 2020: ‘We need to close the hippo’s mouth’
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni this year noted the biggest contraction in the economy in nearly 90 years and the need to close the gap between government’s income and its spending – the hippo’s wide-open mouth.
Q3 GDP bounce-back means there's hope for the economy - Maluleke
The figures show that gross domestic product grew between July and September by a seasonally adjusted, annualised 66.1%, or by 13.5% on quarter two, when the hard lockdown put the brakes on economic activity.
Maluleke: Q3 GDP data started from a very low base
Stats SA said that gross domestic product grew by an annualised rate of 66.1%.
SA GDP grew by 13.5% q/q in third quarter of 2020
Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke has released the GDP results for the third quarter of 2020.
Modise refers ATM no-confidence motion for rescheduling to programming committee
The African Transformation Movement (ATM) asked the speaker for a postponement on Thursday after going to court to fight for a secret ballot for a motion of no confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Modise to comment on ATM’s secret ballot court bid in due course, says Parly
The African Transformation Movement (ATM) went to court on Thursday morning to have the Speaker’s decision not to allow a secret ballot reviewed and set aside.
ATM’s Ramaphosa no-confidence motion postponed to Feb 2021
The vote was meant to be held in Parliament later on Thursday.
Support for ATM’s Ramaphosa no-confidence motion looking thin
The Inkatha Freedom Party said it would vote against the motion of no confidence in Ramaphosa, while the African Christian Democratic Party said it would abstain. The United Democratic Movement has said it won’t take part in the vote unless there is a secret ballot.
Mboweni welcomes MP support for bill aimed at auditing profession
The Auditing Profession Amendment Bill will now go before the NCOP for its concurrence before being sent to President Cyril Ramaphosa to be signed into law.
Secret ballot will allow MPs from to vote according to conscience - ATM
The African Transformation Movement (ATM) said that it had gone to court to compel National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise to allow a secret ballot for voting on Thursday’s no-confidence motion in President Cyril Ramaphosa.
DA to abstain from frivolous no-confidence motion against Ramaphosa - Mazzone
The motion, the first to be faced by Ramaphosa since he came into power, has been brought by the African Transformation Movement (ATM).
Drunk drivers on traffic officials’ radar this festive season
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula unveiled his plan to reduce the carnage on the roads over the holiday period in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
EFF leading payroll donor to Solidarity Fund, MPs told
Anonymous donors gave up R4.6m of their pay, while a range of companies, including mining houses, a bank and a retail group made up the rest of the top ten payroll donations, according to the Solidarity Fund.
Mbalula vows transport sector won't 'enable' festive season COVID-19 spike
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula unveiled the festive season campaign for safer roads in the National Assembly on Tuesday afternoon.
Modise declines ATM secret ballot request in Ramaphosa no-confidence motion
The no-confidence motion is expected to be debated in the National Assembly on Thursday.
No money spent on admin costs, Solidarity Fund chair tells MPs
The Solidarity Fund has received donations from more than 2,700 companies and foundations locally and abroad as well as from more than 300,000 ordinary South Africans.