Thabo Mokone Parliamentary editor

Thabo Mokone is a seasoned political journalist with 18 years' experience, and has also worked in radio and TV. A Cape Town resident who was born and bred in Tembisa, Mokone is passionate about politics, public policy and governance.

Thabo Mokone Parliamentary editor
Former ANC MP Leonard Ramatlakane to lead Prasa

Former ANC MP Leonard Ramatlakane has emerged as the man entrusted by the cabinet with turning around the embattled Passenger Rail Agency of SA.

Thabo Mokone Parliamentary editor
Ramaphosa admits recovery plan may not be new but asks: 'Why the grandstanding?'

Cyril Ramaphosa has conceded that the economic reconstruction and recovery plan he presented to parliament last week 'may not sound new', but said ...

Thabo Mokone Parliamentary editor
SA’s astronomical Covid-19 corruption ‘is a crime against humanity’

Listening to SIU details of R10.5bn in dodgy deals prompts one MP to say: ‘Make it the year of orange overalls’

Thabo Mokone Parliamentary editor
SIU guns for Correctional Services over Covid PPE tenders

The CFO of the department of correctional services, Nick Ligege, is being investigated for allegedly awarding PPE tenders worth more than R50m to 23 ...

Thabo Mokone Parliamentary editor
'Why do we need this?' MPs slam renovation of their facilities

The public works department is splurging more than R226m of taxpayers' money to renovate the houses of MPs and parliamentary kitchens, perimeter ...

Thabo Mokone Parliamentary editor
State employees will stop getting tenders, Ramaphosa promises

President Cyril Ramaphosa told parliament that his administration would implement strict measures to bar political office bearers from scoring ...

Thabo Mokone Parliamentary editor
R350 'Covid grant' to be offered for an extra three months: Ramaphosa

The government has decided that the special R350 Covid-19 social grant will be offered for another three months as part of a new economic plan to ...

Thabo Mokone Parliamentary editor
Ramaphosa unveils R100bn fund to create 800,000 public sector jobs

Ramaphosa made the announcement in parliament on Thursday, where he tabled an “economic reconstruction and recovery plan” in response to the ...

Thabo Mokone Parliamentary editor
Zap ’em! Eskom dirty dealers can’t flee law as MPs hear shocking evidence

Three of the employees have resigned and one has been dismissed, but Scopa says no matter, pursue them!

Thabo Mokone Parliamentary editor
Eskom officials pocketed millions of rand in kickbacks: SIU

The SIU has detailed the extent of the rot at Eskom before parliament, including how four officials pocketed R44m as "gratification" related to ...

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