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Municipalities, state-owned companies must release unused land for urban poor – Ramaphosa

PARLIAMENT, May 23  – Municipalities and state-owned companies must expropriate and release unused land for housing the country’s urban, landless poor, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday.   “Municipalities and state-owned enterprises need to release unused land and service sites for housing so that our people must have houses, so that they also […]

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MPs hear My Vote Counts ruling complements work on party funding bill

PARLIAMENT, October 24 – Parliament’s ad hoc committee on political party funding received legal opinion on Tuesday that the recent court order to amend legislation to allow disclosure of private donations did not affect its work, as it was a parallel process. Parliament’s legal support services told MPs that “there is no requirement that committee must stop, […]

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ANC announces new deployees to head parliamentary committees

PARLIAMENT, October 20 – The African National Congress (ANC) on Friday announced it was deploying 10 MPs to serve in senior positions in Parliament following vacancies left by cabinet reshuffles and resignations from Parliament.   The National Assembly (NA) would see five new appointments.   Lungi Mnganga-Gcabashe, who serves on the human settlements portfolio committee, […]