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‘You’re an idiot’, MP tells Kebby Maphatsoe

DA MP David Maynier insulted Deputy Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe in the National Assembly over the latter's claims against Thuli Madonsela.

EFF: We’re going to go to Gaza

An EFF MP has told a crowd of pro-Palestinian demonstrators outside Parliament that her party stands with them and is going to Gaza.

SA condemns ‘disproportionate’ Israeli force

The force used by Israel in its attacks on Hamas militants in Gaza is "disproportionate", the department of international relations said.

Rhino poaching ‘could reach new high’

The number of rhinos poached this month could hit a new high despite the best efforts of authorities, MPs heard on Tuesday.

‘Alarming’ rise in rural unemployment, MPs told

While the spectre of widespread mining strikes stalks the economic landscape, MPs have heard there has been an "alarming" rise in rural unemployment.

MPs hear of ‘expensive’ pit toilets

The public services select committee has heard building pit toilets in rural areas is an expensive and problem-plagued business.

Ex spy: Western nations ‘trying to infiltrate SA’

Former senior spy master Barry Gilder says Western intelligence services are "actively involved" in trying to infiltrate South Africa's government.

DA seeks to push NPA for Zuma’s corruption documents

The DA is looking to force the NPA to produce complete documents relating to its decision to drop corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.

Pleas to regulate toxic waste heard in Parliament

Parliament has heard that it is unclear who is responsible for managing radioactive and toxic mining waste outside Witwatersrand mine properties.

SAA’s finances under scrutiny

Parliament has heard that South African Airways' balance sheets aren't looking good but the national carrier's pilots are among the best in the world.

DRDGold responds to Parliament’s ‘blackmail’ comments

DRDGold says it has sent a written submission to Parliament's water affairs portfolio committee head following comments he made about the company.


NGOs ask ConCourt to order that shops can sell baby clothes during lockdown

The organisations say lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

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