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ANC seeks to ‘pay back’ EFF MPs – with suspension

A 25 minute special sitting of the National Assembly has been convened, seemingly to ensure EFF MPs are suspended without pay before the holidays.

Opposition unites against EFF MPs’ suspension

The ANC's attempt to censure the EFF MPs who chanted "pay back the money" was pushed back by a united front from the opposition parties in Parliament.

Parliament defends police action; DA, EFF go the legal route

National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete said Thursday night's events were a culmination of a build-up, and resulted in what the "law actually allows".

Parliament in a brawl as police remove EFF MP

Police removed an EFF MP from the National Assembly after she refused to withdraw a statement that Zuma is a thief.

Order! Mbete decision throws Parliament into chaos

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete found herself at the centre of another storm when she tried to change the day's order paper at the last minute.

SABC chair suspension decision left in Zuma’s hands

A parliamentary committee's decision to suspend SABC chairperson Zandile Tshabalala has been overruled, leaving the decision up to the president.

EFF ‘kangaroo court’ may draw back the curtain on democracy

The disciplinary hearing of the "Pay back the money" EFF MPs may be held in public, if all involved agree.

EFF MPs charged for Parliament fracas

Parliament's powers and privileges committee has charged 20 EFF MPs for refusing to leave the National Assembly chamber when ordered to do so.

EFF: Ramaphosa has blood on his hands

EFF leaders were ejected from the National Assembly as they refused to withdraw statements that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is a murderer.

Parliament’s new heads appoint ANC discards

Speaker Baleka Mbete and National Council of Provinces chair Thandi Modise are ushering the party faithful into their 'impartial' offices.

Mbete: No regrets over EFF fracas

Parliament’s speaker insists that asking EFF members to leave was necessary and not born out of conflicted loyalties.

Infighting spreads to SABC board

Ellen Tshabalala, the controversial chairperson of the national broadcaster, is having her colleagues investigated.

ANC demands Madonsela name alleged Nkandla letter leak

As tension over the Nkandla report continued, the ANC said public protector Thuli Madonsela must take responsibility for the leaking of documents.

Nkandla ad hoc committee takes shape

Many of President Zuma's allies make up the ad hoc committee which will interrogate public protector Thuli Madonsela's report on Nkandla upgrades.

How secure is Parliament and its members?

After an uproar in Parliament, sparked by EFF members chanting "pay back the money", questions have been raised about the house's security.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

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Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

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Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

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