Andisiwe Makinana

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.

Infighting spreads to SABC board

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

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.


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

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