Women hold up half the sky. But 20 years ago, there was hardly anywhere for them to pee in our Parliament. Since then, more women have entered those chambers as politicians rather than merely their wives (for whom the few toilets in the parliamentary precinct were meant before 1994).
Carien du Plessis
Embattled SABC board chairperson Ellen Tshabalala is set to be “released” from her position as Transnet board member after she failed to produce her qualifications.
Paul Boughey has been appointed the Democratic Alliance’s new chief executive and will succeed outgoing chief executive Jonathan Moakes in January.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has been appointed to mediate in the political crisis in Lesotho as leaders agreed to bring that country’s elections date forward from 2017 in an apparent attempt to solve the impasse.
Road accident victims could in future be forced to lodge claims themselves as the government aims to cut out lawyers from the process.
There are more International Criminal Court cases against African countries than anywhere else because impunity was more rife on this continent, the court’s president Sang-Hyun Song has said.
United States ambassador Patrick Gaspard said he would be launching a formal complaint against a South African deputy minister who alleged that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela worked for the Central Intelligence Agency.
ANC Youth League national task team member Maropene Ntuli has entered the race for the league’s presidency, with only three weeks to go to the elective conference.
The Economic Freedom Fighters have cried foul, claiming the ANC is “planning to undermine the very Parliament that it claims to protect and respect” by busing in supporters for this afternoon’s sitting.
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has tweeted that she had the right to publish the letter she wrote to President Jacob Zuma, and questioned the ANC’s motives for hounding the alleged leaker.
ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said action should have been taken against Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MPs when they disrupted Thursday’s parliamentary question session with President Jacob Zuma.
The ANC Youth League needs R21 million to pay for its upcoming elective conference – and the ANC is set to foot the bill.
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Tuesday morning. The beginning of the working week for us Tuesday-to-Saturday punters.
I heard with shock when insults were elevated to another level by Kebby Maphatsoe, a leader of government who audaciously called Public Protector Thuli Madonsela a CIA spy and accused her of undermining the ANC.
The decision by the Northern Cape education department to close down schools in Kuruman for the rest of the year is a tragic and regrettable one.