Running comfortably downhill is something I’ve given up trying to achieve in this life. Give me an uphill and I love it, but only until facing the downhill that complements it.
Carien du Plessis
With the rowdy EFF crowd arriving in Parliament with a bang, there isn’t much time to sleep during debates and long speeches. But a few MPs this week proved it is still possible.Carien du Plessis has observed MPs from the lofty heights of the press gallery and offers some tips.
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is likely to be allowed to return to the National Assembly today when President Jacob Zuma is expected to speak.
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema was kicked out of Parliament tonight after he refused to withdraw his statement that the ANC government had killed the miners in Marikana.
A claim by EFF leader Julius Malema that the ANC government is responsible for the “massacre” in Marikana is disingenuous, says the governing party.
Carien du Plessis selects some of the best jibes from this afternoon’s debate on President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address.
Carien du Plessis jots down the action plan as announced by President Jacob Zuma during his state of the nation address.
President Jacob Zuma deviated from his usual routine of walking down the red carpet to the entrance of the National Assembly, and was driven there instead.
National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete would not have formed an ad hoc committee on the Nkandla report had she been in her predecessor’s shoes.
Constitutional Mondays, a flag in every school, better race relations, radical reduction in squatting, a super director-general – these are some of the ideas contained in government’s medium-term strategic framework.
Move over Football Fridays. Government now wants South Africans to celebrate Constitution Mondays once a month.
ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said the strikes in the platinum belt have a political colour and the involvement of “white foreign nationals” showed that “foreign forces” were trying to destroy the South African economy.
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Saturday. The Croc and I are up bright and early. Impolitely so, if you ask me, but we don’t have a choice. The Commander in Chief is in town so that’s that.
Honestly, do we really need the department of public works? Has it brought us anything but embarrassment and scandal?