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Feasibility study on moving Parliament to Pretoria to start this month – Speaker

PARLIAMENT, May 22  – Parliament has appointed a service provider to conduct a feasibility study on moving the national legislature to Pretoria, Speaker Baleka Mbete told members of Parliament (MPs) on Tuesday. “With respect to the proposal of relocating parliament from Cape Town to Pretoria, an external service provider, Pamoja PTY LTD, has been appointed […]

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MPs to summon ministers on R13.8 billion owed to Eskom by municipalities

PARLIAMENT, May 16 – MPs on Wednesday resolved to summon the inter-ministerial task team looking into municipalities which owe the state-owned power utility, Eskom, close to R14 billion in debt to Parliament. At a meeting of Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa), Eskom board chairman Jabu Mabuza told MPs the amount the electricity utility […]

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Parliament calls on South Africans to remember contribution made by struggle stalwarts

Tshwane,  27 April – South Africa’s Parliament called on the nation to remember the contribution made by struggle stalwarts such as Nelson Mandela to achieve the country’s first democratic election as the country celebrates Freedom day. In a statement on Friday, Parliament said this is also the time for government to recommit to doing more […]

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Watch: Journalist attacked by EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu

Weekly Team A video of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Deputy President Floyd Shivambu with two unknown men attacking a journalist at Parliament in Cape Town earlier today (Tuesday) is circulating on  social media. WATCH: @Netwerk24 Multimedia journalist @adrian_DK attacked by @EFFSouthAfrica Deputy President @FloydShivambu while trying to take a picture and asking for comment at […]

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Parliament’s watchdog wants Steinhoff, PIC to be called to account to MPs

CAPE TOWN, December 11– Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) on Monday said it planned to call executives for embattled retailer Steinhoff and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) to account before Members of Parliament (MPs) early next year.   “Parliament cannot be a spectator in this unfolding drama, as the laws of the country, […]

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Provisional deal struck on social grants between Sassa and SA Post Office

PARLIAMENT, November 21 – A tentative deal has been struck between the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the South African Post Office (Sapo) on the latter taking over the payment of social grants, it emerged in Parliament on Tuesday. Briefing Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts and its portfolio committee on social development, […]