National Council Of Provinces

Parliament’s ‘bias’ stirs storm over secrecy Bill hearings

A biased report on the secrecy Bill hearings from Parliament's press office has sparked doubts over the service's ability to remain impartial.

ANC accused of misleading the public on secrecy Bill

Opposition politicians and activists have accused the ANC of manipulating hearings on the Protection of State Information Bill.

Politicians put in the spotlight during info Bill hearings

Politicians have been roasted during public hearings on the info Bill with some saying poor communication shows a gap between people and politicians.

NCOP won’t rush through secrecy Bill hearings

The chairperson for the committee scrutinising the secrecy Bill says the April 8 deadline to finalise work on the Bill is not cast in stone.

Secrecy Bill committee vows to hear all concerns

The committee tasked with scrutinising the controversial Secrecy Bill has pledged to ensure that all contributions to the Bill will be heard.

The only guarantee of freedom is freedom

Last week's parliamentary vote for the Protection of State Information Bill shows us the country we could become.

Mantashe says ANC members are ‘bound by policies’

The ANC NEC says that people who join the party are bound by its policies, in reference to the two MPs who didn't vote for the secrecy Bill last week.

Passing of secrecy Bill comes as no surprise

Civic organisations say the passing of the secrecy Bill came as no surprise but they would continue to fight it at the National Council of Provinces.

DTI to designate critical, strategic industries

New procurement regulations will empower the Department of Trade and Industry to designate specific industries of critical or strategic importance.

Traditional healers can’t vouch for sick leave yet

What is the status of a traditional healer's medical certificate produced by an employee claiming sick leave? It is clear that section 23(2) of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act excludes traditional healers until such time as their practices are regulated through a statutory professional council.

Mbeki mulls future of Scorpions

The "specialist nature" of the Scorpions might well be retained, wherever the unit is finally located, President Thabo Mbeki said on Sunday. He said the government remained firmly committed to ensuring South Africa's capacity to fight organised crime was enhanced, not reduced.

Abortion amendment Bill passed by Assembly

The National Assembly on Thursday passed the Bill for which it was specially called back from holiday. The Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Bill was passed without debate, but with parties giving a three-minute explanation of their vote. The Bill passed by 266 votes to 52, with 12 abstentions.


Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

The solitary choreography of solo prayer

Covid-19 transmissions in mosques and churches have complicated our relationships with them

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories