October 23, 2018

A decision by Parliament and the ANC caucus to reject an invitation to meet with visiting members of the Israeli parliament has been welcomed by human rights and faith groups.

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services wants to know when action will be taken to bring paralegals and Community Advice Offices (CAOs) under the umbrella of official legislation.

What was meant to be a report by South African Police Services on its Anti-Gang Strategy turned into something of a damp squib when the SAPS arrived at the meeting unprepared.

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has warned Parliament’s Transport Portfolio Committee that crime at OR Tambo International, Africa’s biggest airport, had increased significantly over the past two years.

UWC wants to acquire nearby land to build more residences, but even if building were to start immediately, the university can’t say when there will enough accommodation for its students.

Decades of contestation over regulating party political funding could all be over by November, if the Ad Hoc Committee on the Funding of Political Parties has its way.

Next week the Ad Hoc Committee on the Funding of Political Parties is going to show what public participation in Parliament really means.

Read choice snippets from each public submission to get a preview of what they will be saying when they appear before the Committee.

It was his eighth vote of no confidence, and it came as no surprise when Zuma landed on his feet yet again. But it was too close for comfort.

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) made it clear in a press briefing that the Hawks and the National Prosecuting Authority are not meeting its expectations and it wants to see “consequences” taken against those who abuse state funds.

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