State Of The Nation 2015

ANC welcomes Court dismissal of media’s case against Mbete

The Western Cape High Court has dismissed the case from a media group against Speaker Baleka Mbete regarding Parliament’s broadcasting policy.

Removing MPs from Parly ‘inconsistent with Constitution’

The Western Cape High Court has ruled that the Powers and Privileges Act is only applicable to non-members of Parliament.

Signal jamming in Parly must be declared unlawful – media houses

Media houses want the Western Cape High Court to declare it was unlawful to use a signal jamming device during the Sona in February.

DA argument on Mbete calling police is ‘extremist’

The DA's argument to overturn a parliamentary rule allowing Mbete to call police to remove MP's was "extremist", says senior counsel for Parliament.

Why size matters for farmers

Is the government’s mooted 12 000 hectare ‘ceiling’ on landownership practical - or even feasible?

Court dismisses bid for uninterrupted Parliament feed

The applicants argued that it was the constitutional right of every citizen to have an accurate representation of what occurred in the House.

Zuma’s first question session for 2015 to be ‘robust’

Analysts feel that President Jacob Zuma may once again duck the main issues, but know what they think he should say.

Nzimande: Defeat EFF’s anarchy and neo-fascist behaviour

South African Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande is calling for a firm stand against the anarchy of the EFF.

SABC worker lays assault charge against head of news

The SABC's head of news, Jimi Matthews, has been accused of assaulting a staff member outside Parliament during the State of the Nation Address.

Ramaphosa refuses to answer questions on signal jamming

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa refused to answer questions in Parliament about the security measures used during the State of the Nation Address.

Western Cape police silent on action taken at Sona

When asked about the arrest of DA members, police commissioner Arno Lamoer said security had been a national operation with different role players.

ANC, not JZ, is the real threat to democracy

Only the courts and civil society can stem the drift from constitutionalism to an unfettered executive.

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Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mcgawu District, and started early commercial...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income