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MPs give green light to Constitutional amendment on land reform

PARLIAMENT, November 15  – Parliament’s Constitutional Review Committee will recommend that South Africa’s founding document be amended to allow for the explicit expropriation of land without compensation following a vote on Thursday.   Following months of public hearings and hundreds of thousands of submissions on the emotive issue, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) presented its […]

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MPs urged not to say ‘Do you know who I am?’ to bypass parliamentary security

PARLIAMENT, September 27- MPs and senior parliamentary staff were on Wednesday urged not to use their clout to bypass security at the national legislature.   In a briefing to Parliament’s portfolio committee on police about concerns regarding security at the legislature following the suicide by gun of a parliamentary staff member on the precinct recently, […]

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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 […]