First Cabinet Lekgotla of GNU gets under way in Pretoria

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first Cabinet Lekgotla of the Government of National Unity (GNU) gets under way at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria on Saturday. The two-day meeting brings together ministers and their deputies, premiers, directors-general and representatives from the South African Local Government Association (SALGA). For the first time since…

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EFF says leaked VBS Bank affidavit information is misleading

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says the affidavit detailing the alleged involvement of some party leaders in the corrupt and fraudulent activities that preceded the collapse of the VBS Mutual Bank is unfounded and misleading. According to convicted former VBS Chairperson, Tshifiwa Matodzi’s 263 paged affidavit, the EFF allegedly received donations…

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Limpopo ANC to discuss two members implicated in VBS looting

Reading Time: 2 minutes ANC’s Limpopo spokesperson Jimmy Machaka says one of the items to be discussed in their provincial executive committee meeting today is the VBS saga. This follows the publishing of the plea agreement affidavit by convicted former VBS chairperson, Tshifhiwa Matodzi. ANC members Florence Radzilani and Danny Msiza are implicated in the…

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NHI in sharp focus during Health Budget Vote

Reading Time: 2 minutes Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says government is subsidising R70 billion for private healthcare every year. He says about 1.3 million public representatives and public servants are on medical aid. Motsoaledi was delivering his budget vote speech during a mini plenary of the National Assembly. He came to the defence of the National Health Insurance…

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New Police Committee chair raises issue of capacity

Reading Time: 1 minute Newly elected chairperson of Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Police Ian Cameron plans to focus on improving specialized units by hiring more people. The Democratic Alliance (DA) Member of Parliament was elected yesterday, he replaced the African National Congress’s (ANC) Albert Seabi. At the first sitting of the Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on…

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Four budgets to be debated by National Assembly today

Reading Time: < 1 minute The National Assembly has started its mini plenaries for budget vote debates. Parliament has until the end of this month to conclude and pass this year’s national budget. The Health and International Relations and Co-operations budgets are some of the budgets that will be debated during the mini plenaries today….

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Zuma rejects MK Secretary General’s resignation

Reading Time: < 1 minute The uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party’s Secretary-General Arthur Zwane has returned to office with immediate effect. This, after the party leader, Jacob Zuma rejected his resignation. Zwane handed in his letter of resignation on July 1, citing a large workload and his intention to pursue personal ventures. The MK Party attributes…

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