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SAA funds may need a top-up

Industry experts predict the R10.5-billion from the treasury to rescue the airline may not be enough, but the rescue practitioners say the money is enough to ‘settle the sins of the past’

Watch it again: Ramaphosa details economic recovery plan

According to the Presidency, the plan aims to expedite, in a sustainable manner, the recovery of South Africa’s economy

MPs demand answers from Ramaphosa on Covid corruption

In a robust meeting of the hybrid sitting of National Assembly, President Cyril Ramaphosa met MPs face to face for the first time since questions over lockdown corruption arose

All agree: Use pension funds

The state wants to increase spending on infrastructure to drive economic recovery, and South Africans’ savings could help foot the bill

Behind Ramaphosa’s rejection of the Copyright Bill

The poorly conceptualised and materially flawed proposed legislation was patched up instead of being rewritten. It will now go to Parliament, which should reject the Bill as unfixable

Material change to electoral system remains elusive

Expectations that the Constitutional Court’s recent ruling on independent candidates may give the majority of voters a stronger voice are premature and largely unwarranted

Parliament to shut down in bid to control the spread of Covid-19

The legislature will suspend its business indefinitely from Wednesday, after a final sitting to pass two pieces of critical legislation to keep the wheels of government turning

Covid-19 screenings at Parliament as MPs meet despite gatherings ban

Parliament said it will convene only to pass legislation pertaining to Tito Mboweni’s budget Bill before MPs adjourn for their constituency break

DA policy conference postponed as Covid-19 regulations kick in

The official opposition party in South Africa was expected to hold its key policy conference in April to outline important strategic interventions to undo the party’s downward electoral slide

Gatherings of 100 banned but Parliament will sit to pass budget

Parliamentary leaders are expected to meet this week to discuss the impact of restrictions on the work of the legislative branch of Government.

EFF stands firm on plans to disrupt Sona

Julius Malema’s 44-member caucus stick to their guns: ‘Fire Pravin or else’

Editorial: Trust government to put politics first

Once again, political expediency has trumped principled action

R600-million looted from spy agency

Fake invoices are alleged to have been used to siphon money from the State Security Agency but the acting director general refuses to comment

Ramaphosa promises light at the end of a gloomy economic tunnel

The president says a R53-billion drop in tax collection and Eskom have drained the public purse

Ramaphosa moves to allay fears of government inaction on gender-based violence

“Our nation is at a crossroads. Our actions now will determine whether we rise or sink into the abyss,” the president says

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