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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.

Successes or failures, we need evidence

President Jacob Zuma missed a major opportunity. We need to send a strong signal to other developing countries that we support more accountability.

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.

South Africa: Post the State of the Nation Address

South Africans must stand together in multitudes to hold politicians accountable for disrespecting our democratic institutions before the whole world.

Take back parliament for the people, declares R2K

Members and supporters of the Right2Know campaign rallied in the Cape Town and vowed to take back Parliament for the South African public.

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