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Parliament's committees conduct oversight visits

Five of Parliament's portfolio committees will conduct oversight visits around the country this week.

R1.6bn - what President Jacob Zuma's bloated cabinet costs you

The cost of keeping ministers and their deputies has ballooned to unprecedented levels. It costs taxpayers at least R4.4-million a day to keep President Jacob Zuma's executive running.

Ramaphosa misrepresented accord: Maimane

Parliamentary opposition leader Mmusi Maimane on Friday accused Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa of misrepresenting undertakings given at a crisis meeting to mend fences between the ruling party and the opposition in Parliament.

'You are a disgrace', deputy speaker tells MPs

"You are a disgrace", National Assembly Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli told MPs on Friday, after shouting broke out across the House in the final minutes of a joint sitting debate on violence against women and children.

DA Gauteng leader post to be contested at provincial conference

John Moodey's position as DA Gauteng leader will be contested at the party's provincial conference in Johannesburg on Saturday.

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EFF disappointed by Northern Cape conference chaos

The Economic Freedom Fighters on Monday expressed disappointment at the collapse of its Northern Cape conference into chaos and violence at the weekend.

Settling outstanding first phase land claims will cost R16.9 billion

Settling all the outstanding land restitution claims lodged during the first land claims window period will cost an estimated R16.9 billion, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said on Friday.

Ramaphosa announces ban on farm evictions: report

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced an immediate ban on legal and illegal farm evictions, according to a report.

DA doesn't recognise Mbete's authority, EFF calls for president to resign

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has said that the party no longer recognises the authority of Baleka Mbete as speaker for the house.

ANC worried that Parliament is losing integrity

Recent disruptions by opposition parties in Parliament could lead to the institution losing its integrity, the ANC said on Friday.

Moseneke suggests review of president's powers

Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke has questioned the amount of power vested in President Jacob Zuma, According to a media report.

Cosatu 'in tatters' says Vavi

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has admitted that the trade union federation is in trouble,according to a media report.

Riot police clash with MPs in scuffle

Members of the police's public order policing unit stormed into the National Assembly chamber on Thursday night causing a scuffle in which several punches were thrown.

The elephant in the House

After seven hours of chaos, heckling and even a physical confrontation, the parliamentary ad hoc committee's report on Nkandla was finally adopted by a majority decision last night.

Local government

Barn owls to take front line in war on Johannesburg's baby-eating rats

The City of Johannesburg has included barn owls in a R2.5 million plan to fight a rat infestation, the municipality said on Tuesday.

Water restored in joburg, except Hursthill

Water has been restored in all areas of Johannesburg, except those supplied by the Hurst hill reservoir, Johannesburg Water said on Wednesday.

Joburg without water

Large parts of the City of Joburg are still without water following a power cut from last night which disrupted water supply in various areas of the city.

Support for councillors to increase

Gauteng Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs will, over the next 30 days, review the role, responsibilities and support for ward councillors to enable them to work better.

World Cup holes need to be plugged: iLive

Like it or not, South Africa’s limited overs cricket tour of Australia this past month or more, has shown that the team is not as strong as it thought it was - at least in Australia, where the 2015 World Cup will be played in conjunction with New Zealand.