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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. […]

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Parliamentary workers celebrate Mgidlana being placed on special leave

PARLIAMENT, June 9 – Parliamentary staff were in a celebratory mood on Friday after news the legislature’s officers had agreed to place the Secretary of the institution on special leave pending the outcome of an investigation against him. Parliament announced earlier in the day that Gengezi Mgidlana had been placed on special leave after allegations […]

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Parliament establishes committee to look into political party funding

PARLIAMENT, June 6 – An ad hoc committee will be established to conduct an inquiry into the funding of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures’ political parties following a resolution adopted in the National Assembly on Tuesday. In a statement, Parliament said the committee would look at amending legislation if necessary. “The ad hoc committee will consider […]