Non-payments could spiral out of control if the government lends directly to small businesses.
They may be humble servants of the people but some of SA's MPs have become wealthy property moguls, with holdings in some desirable areas.
Nyamezeli Booi has been replaced as chairperson of the defence and military veterans portfolio committee. Malusi Motimele will take over.
Cope MP Phillip Dexter and his wife have laid assault charges against each other.
Preparations began before dawn on Monday to welcome members of South Africa's fourth Parliament for a session likely to be more robust than the last.
The party's money troubles have partly been addressed by the fact that it will have 30 paid MPs in the National Assembly.
At least 10 new faces are expected to adorn Cabinet positions shortly after Jacob Zuma's inauguration next month.
Metro police officers instead of MPs should be getting the increase.
Counterpoint: Power over the budget means power over resources and therefore power over the scope and implementation of policy.
Point: Will the ANC, mindful of the real power that it is vesting in MPs, be more careful who it sends to Cape Town?
The liquidator trying to recover money owed by MPs says the Speaker of Parliament is not giving the full story.