Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook – Call to Nationalise Banks Amid State Capture and Procurement ‘Deviations’

[Daily Maverick] In the National Assembly on Tuesday, EFF leader Julius Malema argued for the nationalisation of banks without compensation, just hours after governance turmoil and financial haemorrhaging emerged at the parliamentary Eskom State Captur…

[Daily Maverick] In the National Assembly on Tuesday, EFF leader Julius Malema argued for the nationalisation of banks without compensation, just hours after governance turmoil and financial haemorrhaging emerged at the parliamentary Eskom State Capture inquiry. The public enterprises committee is not alone - other committees from finance and Scopa to environmental affairs also have heard of, and looked into, departments and state entities sidestepping rules and prescripts. Whether this represents a crisis or a hiccough se

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Nehawu Statement On the Meeting Between the Union Delegation and Office of the Auditor General

[COSATU] The National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] confirms that a delegation led by its General Secretary, Cde Zola Saphetha met the representatives of the office of the Auditor General on Monday in Johannesburg. The intention o…

[COSATU] The National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union [NEHAWU] confirms that a delegation led by its General Secretary, Cde Zola Saphetha met the representatives of the office of the Auditor General on Monday in Johannesburg. The intention of the meeting was for the office of the Auditor General to engage NEHAWU on the issues raised to the Auditor General and also in the public domain regarding matters related to the Northern Cape Legislature.

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South Africa Is Reaching a Crossroads – Which Direction Will We Choose?

[Daily Maverick] The trajectory of how South Africa will do in the next century is most likely going to be decided by the events of the next two years. It is imperative that a sense of collective responsibility emerges.

[Daily Maverick] The trajectory of how South Africa will do in the next century is most likely going to be decided by the events of the next two years. It is imperative that a sense of collective responsibility emerges.

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ANC Statement On Meeting With Israeli Minister for Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi and His Delegation

[ANC] The African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) Sub-committee on International Relations (IR) Sub-committee has met with Minister of Regional Cooperation of the State of Israel, Mr. Tzachi Hanegbi.

[ANC] The African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) Sub-committee on International Relations (IR) Sub-committee has met with Minister of Regional Cooperation of the State of Israel, Mr. Tzachi Hanegbi.

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Newsflash – Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana to Face Disciplinary Proceedings

[Daily Maverick] Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana will face disciplinary proceedings over claims of maladministration and abuse of power, Parliament officially confirmed on Wednesday. The decision by National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete and N…

[Daily Maverick] Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana will face disciplinary proceedings over claims of maladministration and abuse of power, Parliament officially confirmed on Wednesday. The decision by National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete and National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Chairperson Thandi Modise followed an investigation by the institution's audit committee, which the presiding officers instituted some five months ago. By MARIANNE MERTEN.

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Letter to the Editor – the Risks of Building a Temporary Desalination Plant to Ease Cape Water Crisis

[Daily Maverick] While desalination is considered as a solution to our taps running dry, we also need to be realistic as to how safe the desalinated “fresh water” will be. By BYRON HERBERT for Camps Bay & Clifton Ratepayers’ Association.

[Daily Maverick] While desalination is considered as a solution to our taps running dry, we also need to be realistic as to how safe the desalinated "fresh water" will be. By BYRON HERBERT for Camps Bay & Clifton Ratepayers' Association.

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Succession Race Is Far From Over

[ISS] On Monday, President Robert Mugabe fired his vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, sending shockwaves through Zimbabwe’s political establishment. ‘I think that this is one of the most significant political events since independence,’ said David Colt…

[ISS] On Monday, President Robert Mugabe fired his vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, sending shockwaves through Zimbabwe's political establishment. 'I think that this is one of the most significant political events since independence,' said David Coltart, a prominent opposition leader and former education minister.

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Theatre Review – Chance in the Form of a Suitcase

[Daily Maverick] In The Suitcase, adapted from Es’Kia Mphahlele’s short story of the same title, and directed by James Ngcobo, one can’t help but feel that the actors and director have a keen insight into something profound, that they have an unspoken …

[Daily Maverick] In The Suitcase, adapted from Es'Kia Mphahlele's short story of the same title, and directed by James Ngcobo, one can't help but feel that the actors and director have a keen insight into something profound, that they have an unspoken secret about this life. And much like most heartfelt subject matter, it can only be told with a simple story. By NKATEKO MABASA.

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South Africa Is One Step Closer to Finding Out Where Political Parties Get Their Money

[Daily Maverick] It now looks virtually certain that South Africa’s future will be one in which political parties have to disclose their sources of funding – whether through an amendment to the Promotion of Access to Information Act ordered by the cour…

[Daily Maverick] It now looks virtually certain that South Africa's future will be one in which political parties have to disclose their sources of funding - whether through an amendment to the Promotion of Access to Information Act ordered by the courts, or through the political party funding bill currently being drafted by the country's legislators. In Parliament this week, the public is being given its last say on what that legislation should look like. By REBECCA DAVIS.

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Taxi Strike – Exams and Industry Disrupted As Taxis Block Streets

[Daily Maverick] Hundreds of commuters were left scrambling to find alternate means of transport on Wednesday after taxi drivers in Pretoria and Johannesburg embarked on protest action over the Bus Rapid Transport system, operating licences, the Taxi R…

[Daily Maverick] Hundreds of commuters were left scrambling to find alternate means of transport on Wednesday after taxi drivers in Pretoria and Johannesburg embarked on protest action over the Bus Rapid Transport system, operating licences, the Taxi Recapitalisation Programme, and public transport subsidies. By BHEKI C SIMELANE and PUSELETSO NTHATE.

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