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ANC deploys MPs to parliamentary committee tasked with drafting constitutional amendment

PARLIAMENT, December 7 – The African National Congress (ANC) caucus on Friday announced it has deployed eight of its MPs to serve on an ad hoc committee to draft a constitutional amendment explicitly allowing for land expropriation without compensation.   ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu said Thoko Didiza, Vincent Smith, Stanford Maila, Rosina Semenya, Lindiwe […]

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Report recommending Constitutional change to property clause adopted after majority vote

PARLIAMENT, December 5 – The National Assembly on Tuesday adopted a report recommending that section 25 of the Constitution should be changed to explicitly provide for land expropriation without compensation following a majority vote. The report, compiled by the Constitutional Review Committee, was supported by 209 MPs and opposed by 91, following robust debate in […]

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Treasury given a week to evaluate post office bid to take over social grant payments

PARLIAMENT, November 2 – MPs have given National Treasury a week from Wednesday night, to evaluate the capability of the South African Post Office (Sapo) to take over the payment of welfare grants in the country. National Treasury director general Dondo Mohajane was drafted to intervene after negotiations between Sapo and the South African Social […]

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South African Airways fast becoming national liability – Inkatha Freedom Party

CAPE TOWN, September 30 – The culture of open ended bailouts by the South African government for troubled national airline South African Airways (SAA) despite no change in SAA’s business behaviour is the very reason why this state-owned enterprise (SoE) is collapsing, opposition Inkatha Freedom Party said on Saturday. SAA was fast becoming a national […]

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ANC, IFP retain seats in by-elections

JOHANNESBURG, September 28  – The African National Congress (ANC) and the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) retained councillor seats in three by-elections held in KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Northern Cape, the Independent Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said on Thursday. The three by-elections were contested by 11 candidates representing six political parties on Wednesday. The IFP retained […]

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Buthelezi slams “ignorant” Senzo Mchunu’s Moerane Commission testimony

DURBAN, September 20 – Inkatha Freedom Party leader, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, on Wednesday, dismissed claims made by former premier and KZN ANC leader Senzo Mchunu that he had contributed to violence in the province, calling the former premier “ignorant”. Replying to a media query after Mchunu gave testimony on Wednesday before the Moerane Commission probing political killings in […]