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Parliament dismisses DA ‘concerns’, says inquiry into SOEs will be properly resourced

  Sello Theletsane Parliament has responded to a statement released by the DA claiming that committees investigating state capture would be strangled by a lack of resources, saying it has every intention of providing everything the committees need, including obtaining a competent evidence leader. “Parliament has no intention of limiting resources available to committees to […]

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MPs to include state capture in Molefe probe

PARLIAMENT, June 21– Parliament’s portfolio committee on public enterprises on Wednesday resolved to devote August to an in-depth probe of the circumstances surrounding Brian Molefe’s re-appointment to the helm of Eskom, including allegations of the Gupta family’s hold on the power utility. “The committee agrees that his re-appointment made us think of governance in the […]

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Parliament welcomes press Ombudsman ruling agianst alleged ‘Securitisation of Parliament’

Sello Theletsane Tuesday 20 June -Parliament welcomed the ruling of the Press Ombudsman on its complaint against the Daily Maverick story of 22 May 2017, headlined: “Securocracy, Parliament edition: Where the ceilings have eyes”. The institution lodged its complaint on 29 May arguing that the Daily Maverick’s article breached various provisions of the code of […]

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Parliament appoints acting secretary

CAPE TOWN, June 10 – Following the granting of special leave to secretary to parliament Gengezi Mgidlana on June 9, the presiding officers have appointed deputy secretary Penelope Tyawa as acting secretary to parliament, the national legislature said on Saturday. The appointment was effective from Monday until further notice, parliament said in a brief statement. […]