Parly unhappy with nominations for appointment to electoral reform panel
On Friday, the committee suggested the call for public nominations be re-opened in the hope of attracting more young people, and particularly women, to take on the mammoth task.
Bongani Majola fails to get Parly committee's nod to return as SAHRC chair
Parliament’s justice committee said that Professor Bongani Majola missed the performance targets for the Human Rights Commission and he’s not been recommended to return.
DA threatens court action if ministers' performance assessments not made public
DA leader John Steenhuisen says Ramaphosa is censoring the public from measuring the performance of their government, reneging on his promises and dodging transparency.
Parly justice committee recommends Hlophe and Motata's removal from the bench
With the exception of the EFF, parties represented on the committee agreed that there are no extenuating circumstances to recommend otherwise; but the matter is not expected to be put to the vote until the new year.
Behind closed doors, Presidency actively working to help end Russia-Ukraine war
Presidency spokesperson Vincent Magwenya said several follow-up meetings and phone calls with leaders of both countries have taken place since the launch of the African Peace Mission in June, with mediators still working on a peace plan for Russia and Ukraine.
Presidency defends move to keep ministers' performance appraisals under wraps
Presidency spokesperson Vincent Magwenya says President Cyril Ramaphosa has no obligation to publicise the assessments, adding that they don't want them to be used by opposition parties to score political points or ‘embarrass’ Cabinet ministers.
NCOP delays passing of NHI Bill to 6 December
The bill, intended to provide universal health access for all South Africans, has been moving through the parliamentary process since 2019 and was scheduled for final adoption on Wednesday.
Presidency investigating whether Ramaphosa speech written with help of AI app
This after a social media commentator claimed that a speech President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered on decolonising education was not original text.
SA govt doesn't plan 'to completely cut ties with Israeli govt' - Presidency
Speaking at a press briefing in Parliament on Wednesday, presidential spokesperson, Vincent Magwenya, said there’s currently no process underway for government to reconsider its relationship with Israel.
Ntshavheni presents draft law that will disestablish SSA to Parly committee
Presenting the General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill to the committee, Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshaveni said it would provide a regulatory framework for monitoring, coordinating, and aligning the services of the intelligence services.
Dipuo Peters, Floyd Shivambu fail to evade sanctions in Parliament
Parliament Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula denied their requests to have their ethics breaches struck off the agenda after they both sent lawyers’ letters to her at the 11th hour.
Patel remains hopeful SA will continue to benefit from AGOA
He told Parliament while government would like to see changes made to AGOA's graduation policy - it did not want this to delay a decision by the US government to extend the preferential arrangement with African countries for another ten years.
Tensions flare in Parly after NFP's Emam tosses coins at opposition benches
Tensions flared when the NFP's parliamentary leader Shaik Emam tossed a bag of silver coins at the opposition benches in an apparent biblical reference to express his disgust at parties who support Israel.
ANC hits back at parties opposed to Iran's BRICS inclusion
The African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday labeled political parties opposed to Iran’s inclusion in the BRICS bloc of countries as hypocrisy during a parliamentary debate on the recent BRICS Parliamentary Forum hosted by South Africa.
Progress in actioning state capture recommendations but more money needed: Parly
Secretary to Parliament, Xolile George said the implementation of all the recommendations and those of a high-level panel comes at a cost.
Opposition parties call for more attention on politically-motivated killings
During a debate on the recent spate of killings, opposition parties slammed crime intelligence structures for not being more alert to politically motivated killings, with the IFP calling on another commission of inquiry to look into this.
New EFF MP Mkhwebane slams Public Protector’s Office, NPA, and SIU
Mkhwebane didn't have kind words for her successor, Kholeka Gcaleka for her role in Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala saga, criticised the NPA’s handling of state capture cases, and accused the SIU of duplicating the work of the Public Protector’s Office.
Zondo undecided about being a judge or politician, claims Mkhwebane
Economic Freedom Fighters' Busisiwe Mkhwebane claims Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has been playing politics, adding that his independence as the head of the Constitutional Court is questionable.