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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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FW De Klerk Foundation part of “mob of 1652” – EFF MP

PARLIAMENT, October 26 – A presentation by the FW De Klerk Foundation to a parliamentary committee tasked with probing whether the Constitution should be changed to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation led to tense exchanges between MPs on Friday The foundation’s Theuns Eloff told Parliament’s Constitutional Review Committee that while they acknowledged […]

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MPs condemn death threats against auditors looking at Durban metro’s books

PARLIAMENT, May 25 – MPs on Friday condemned reported death threats against staff of the Auditor-General’s office in Durban. Parliament’s standing committee on the Auditor-General said it was concerned about the reports that staff auditing the books of the eThekwini Metropolitan municipality received death threats, prompting the provincial office of the AG to stop the […]

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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, […]