Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook – Chickens, Heists and National Key Points in the House

[Daily Maverick] Parliament got its chicken from Canada, the EFF pointed out in its questioning of government’s handling of the impact of chicken imports on local producers. “I would like Parliament to procure local chicken. If they don’t do that let’s engage Parliament,” replied Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davis during Wednesday’s economic Q&A in the House. While often the focus on Parliament is on big days, like President Jacob Zuma’s appearances, on any given day the most curious bits of information emerge in th

[Daily Maverick] Parliament got its chicken from Canada, the EFF pointed out in its questioning of government's handling of the impact of chicken imports on local producers. "I would like Parliament to procure local chicken. If they don't do that let's engage Parliament," replied Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davis during Wednesday's economic Q&A in the House. While often the focus on Parliament is on big days, like President Jacob Zuma's appearances, on any given day the most curious bits of information emerge in th

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DA Opens Criminal Case Against Deputy Finance Minister Buthelezi

[DA] The DA has opened a criminal case against Deputy Finance Minister, Sfiso Buthelezi, in light of allegations that he appears to have gained from R150 million in contracts from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) while he was Chairpers…

[DA] The DA has opened a criminal case against Deputy Finance Minister, Sfiso Buthelezi, in light of allegations that he appears to have gained from R150 million in contracts from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) while he was Chairperson, awarded to his brother.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Investigations Result in Lengthy Sentences of Two Rapists

[SAPS] The courts showed no mercy to two rapists who were respectively handed down lengthy sentences for their ruthless acts of crime against women. John Christians was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for a rape he committed in June 2015 in Saldanha…

[SAPS] The courts showed no mercy to two rapists who were respectively handed down lengthy sentences for their ruthless acts of crime against women. John Christians was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for a rape he committed in June 2015 in Saldanha and Desroy Cornellisen will spend 15 years in prison for a rape he perpetrated in June last year in Stellenbosch. Our investigating officers went to great lengths to ensure that the two rapists and the thoroughly investigated case dockets were presented to court, a

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Serfontein, Kriel ‘Obvious Choice’ for Coetzee

[News24Wire] At the start of the year, not many would have predicted a Springbok midfield combination of Jan Serfontein and Jesse Kriel for Saturday’s first Test against France at Loftus Versveld.

[News24Wire] At the start of the year, not many would have predicted a Springbok midfield combination of Jan Serfontein and Jesse Kriel for Saturday's first Test against France at Loftus Versveld.

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Loan Bonanza At Finance

[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has ordered a full audit report of the Private Sector Development Initiative or PDSI at the Ministry of Finance on her desk in two weeks after reports of a loan bonanza among officials at the ministry.

[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has ordered a full audit report of the Private Sector Development Initiative or PDSI at the Ministry of Finance on her desk in two weeks after reports of a loan bonanza among officials at the ministry.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

North West Legislature Hosts Religious Sectoral Parliament in Ventersdorp, 9 Jun

[Govt of SA] On Friday, 09 June 2017, the Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature, Hon. Sussana Dantjie, will host a Religious Sectoral Parliament under the theme: “Enhancing Social Cohesion through Freedom of Religion” at the Tshing Community…

[Govt of SA] On Friday, 09 June 2017, the Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature, Hon. Sussana Dantjie, will host a Religious Sectoral Parliament under the theme: "Enhancing Social Cohesion through Freedom of Religion" at the Tshing Community Hall in Ventersdorp at 09h00.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

More Rain Hampers South Africa ‘A’

[News24Wire] South Africa ‘A’ suffered further rain frustration on their tour to the United Kingdom after only 13 overs were possible on the opening day of their first four-day, warm-up match against Hampshire in Southampton on Thursday.

[News24Wire] South Africa 'A' suffered further rain frustration on their tour to the United Kingdom after only 13 overs were possible on the opening day of their first four-day, warm-up match against Hampshire in Southampton on Thursday.

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Suspects’ DNA Doesn’t Match in Rape and Murder of Khayelitsha Girl, 4

[News24Wire] Murder and rape charges have been withdrawn against two men who were arrested after four-year-old Iyapha Yamile’s body was found in Khayelitsha last month, it emerged on Friday.

[News24Wire] Murder and rape charges have been withdrawn against two men who were arrested after four-year-old Iyapha Yamile's body was found in Khayelitsha last month, it emerged on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa