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Lady R report will remain secret

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa invoked the National Conventional Arms Control Act (NCACA) when telling the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) he had “no...

NCOP chair says fighting crime is everyone’s business

A ministerial briefing on a national strategy to prevent crime heard fighting crime is everyone’s business and illustrated the role of the National Council...

National Council of Provinces approves gender-based violence bills

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has passed gender-based violence (GBV) bills during its virtual sitting on Wednesday. The three bills - namely the Criminal...

ISS survey: MPs too absent, too often

As the general elections approach, it is worth noting what, in fact, the people of South Africa will be voting for. Strictly...

Cape public skeptical of “secrecy Bill”

The Protection of State Information Bill has the potential to create an "oppressive" apartheid-era style censorship, MPs heard in Cape Town on...