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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
DA chief whip Natasha Mazzone ‘faces revolt over her leadership’

DA Chief Whip Natasha Mazzone is said to be facing a revolt from a dominant group of party MPs who are pressing leader John Steenhuisen to remove her ...

Thabo Mokone Parliamentary editor
Parliament saves taxpayer millions, cuts free flights for former politicians

Parliament has radically reduced the number of taxpayer-sponsored flights for former ministers, deputy ministers and MPs from 48 to 12 a year.

Thabo Mokone Parliamentary editor
Finance minister to announce emergency measures to mitigate soaring cost of fuel

Finance minister Enoch Godongwana is due to make a special address to the National Assembly on Thursday afternoon to announce emergency measures to ...

Thabo Mokone Parliamentary editor
Post Office plans R250m spend on marketing, wants R1.6bn bailout

Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has defended plans by the bankrupt SA Post Office to spend R250m on marketing activities in the next ...

Thabo Mokone Parliamentary editor
Nehawu says it's Xolile George for top parliament job, and no-one else

Nehawu, which represents parliamentary staff, wants the speaker to finalise the appointment of Salga CEO Xolile George as parliament’s next ...

Thabo Mokone Parliamentary editor
Godongwana makes R426m available for state capture criminal cases

A senior National Treasury official has described the conduct of the Guptas and companies who looted public funds as 'treason', and says the ...

Thabo Mokone Parliamentary editor
Budget 2022 | No money to introduce new social grant

The National Treasury is unable to introduce a permanent social grant unless tax revenue significantly increases, says finance minister Enoch ...

Thabo Mokone Parliamentary editor
Budget 2022 | Fuel and RAF levies unchanged but booze & cigarette prices hiked

The National Treasury has resolved not to hike the general fuel levy and the Road Accident Fund levy for the first time in 31 years to cushion ...

Thabo Mokone Parliamentary editor
Parliament sittings could cost a million a day

Blistering quote for convention centre sessions for MPs as desire for in-person sittings comes up against fire-damaged chamber.

Thabo Mokone Parliamentary editor
Cele, Sitole spat is a ‘manifestation of problems’: Ramaphosa

The police minister has heightened tensions with claims about a plot to remove him