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Suspended head of parliamentary security informed of her dismissal – Parliament

PARLIAMENT, October 11– The suspended head of Parliament’s protection services has been informed that she’s been axed following a disciplinary process, the national legislature said on Wednesday.   “Parliament yesterday [Tuesday] notified Ms Zelda Holtzman of her dismissal, with immediate effect, from the employ of Parliament,” a statement said.   Parliament said the independent chairperson […]

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Nationwide strike to ‘defeat the elite’, says SA Communist Party

JOHANNESBURG, September 26 – The nationwide strike by the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) against corruption and state capture is a rolling action to defeat the corrupt elite and save the African National Congress-led movement, SA Communist Party (SACP) deputy secretary Solly Mapaila said on Tuesday. He said President Jacob Zuma was the ”elite predator” […]

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Parliament has vision for integrated, prosperous Africa driven by Africans, says Mbete

Solly Makgonoto, Ogopoleng Mushi   National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete said that Parliament is committed to the vision of “an integrated and prosperous Africa”,  driven by Africans themselves as they become a force in the world. Mbete made these remarks while welcoming local and international delegates to the second African Parliamentary Budget Office Conference.   […]

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Debate around SABC board shortlisting process underway in Parliament

PARLIAMENT, August 15 – Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications is meeting on Tuesday to set the framework for the shortlisting of candidates to be interviewed for the cash-strapped South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board. Committee chairman, Humphrey Maxegwana, confirmed 363 applications had been received. MPs are yet to receive all the CVs, which means the […]