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Parliament’s watchdog wants Steinhoff, PIC to be called to account to MPs

CAPE TOWN, December 11– Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) on Monday said it planned to call executives for embattled retailer Steinhoff and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) to account before Members of Parliament (MPs) early next year.   “Parliament cannot be a spectator in this unfolding drama, as the laws of the country, […]

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Provisional deal struck on social grants between Sassa and SA Post Office

PARLIAMENT, November 21 – A tentative deal has been struck between the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the South African Post Office (Sapo) on the latter taking over the payment of social grants, it emerged in Parliament on Tuesday. Briefing Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts and its portfolio committee on social development, […]

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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.   […]