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South Africa: Police Committee Calls Attack on Ngcobo Police Station a National Tragedy

The Committee has urged the National Commissioner to appoint a senior multi-agency team of investigators headed by a senior General to look into the matter

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr Francois Beukman, is appalled by the barbaric attack on a police station in Ngcobo, Eastern Cape. The Committee considers the killing of the six officers a national tragedy.  The attack and killing of police officers is an attack on the state…

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South Africa: Tourism Committee Extends Condolences to the Family and Friends of Late Member of Parliament, Ms. Beatrice Ngcobo

As a gender commissioner, Ms Ngcobo was at the forefront on transformation issues and espoused gender equity and gender equality in all realms

The Portfolio Committee on Tourism this morning learned with shock of the untimely passing of the Chairperson of the Committee, Ms Beatrice Ngcobo. “At this time of political change, we were hopeful that Ms Ngcobo would recover and return to Chair the Committee she was so passionate about,” said the…

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South Africa: Taking Place in Parliament this Week

On Tuesday, President Ramaphosa will reply to the debate on his address, at another joint sitting of the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces starting at 14.00

A joint sitting of the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces will on Monday debate President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address, which received a standing ovation last Friday from the members of both Houses. The joint sitting starts in the morning at 10.00 and ends at around 20.00…

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South Africa: Committee Calls for More Support to DPCI (Hawks) From all Law Abiding Citizens

The Management of the DPCI will brief the Committee on high-profile cases and other serious crime cases on Wednesday, 28 February 2018

The Portfolio Committee on Police welcomes further high-profile arrests by the DPCI (Hawks) focusing on corruption allegations at different levels of government in the last 48 hours. The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr Francois Beukman said that there is a legislative responsibility and public interest on the…

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South Africa: Speaker Receives Letter of Resignation from President Zuma

The resignation of the President is effective immediately

The Speaker of the National Assembly has today, 15 February, received a letter from President Jacob Zuma informing her of his resignation as the President of the Republic of South Africa.  The letter of the President will be officially published in the parliamentary Announcements Tablings and Committees (ATC) journal, for…

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South Africa: Committee Welcomes Arrests Linked to Vrede Dairy Farm Project

The arrests by the Hawks are part of an ongoing investigation into the Vrede Dairy Farm project

The Chairperson of the Inquiry for the Portfolio Committee of Public Enterprises, Ms Zukiswa Rantho, welcomes the arrests by the Hawks. Ms Rantho said: “This is a breakthrough that we have been anticipating. The Committee wants a country that is free of corruption.” The arrests by the Hawks are part…

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South Africa: Capture of Addresses on the Voters’ Roll

The Committee is pleased that the registration drive has yielded results and that 75% of the voters’ roll complies with the Constitutional Court order

The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs acknowledged the progress by the Electoral Commission of South Africa (also known as IEC) in updating the voters’ roll in line with the Constitutional Court ruling compelling the IEC to include addresses on the voters’ roll. The Committee is pleased that the registration drive…

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South Africa: Statement by the Presiding Officers of Parliament on the 2018 State of the Nation Address

Statement by the Presiding Officers of Parliament on the 2018 State of the Nation Address: The State of the Nation Address (SONA) is an important occasion in the national political programme of Parliament. We have been dismayed in the past four years at the disruption, anarchy and chaos that have…

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South Africa: Northern Cape Department of Health to Brief Committee on Psychiatric Hospital

The Department of Health will brief the Committee on submissions made on the National Public Health Institute of South Africa Bill

The Portfolio Committee on Health will tomorrow be briefed by the Northern Cape Provincial Department of Health. The Committee will be updated on progress made and challenges faced in relation to the completion of the Northern Cape Psychiatric Hospital. Furthermore, the Department of Health will brief the Committee on submissions…

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South Africa: Basic Education Committee to Host Roundtable with Provinces

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry will receive a briefing from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) and the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) on its 2nd quarter financial and non-financial performance

The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education will tomorrow hold a roundtable discussion with Provincial Education Departments. Details are as follows: Date:  6 February 2018 Time:  9 am Venue: Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building. Meanwhile, the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry will receive a briefing from the National…