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First part of Parliamentary fire report completed

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The bulk of a preliminary assessment and report on fire damage to two buildings in the Parliamentary precinct are complete according to Public Works...

Alleged Parliament arsonist charged with terrorism

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The man accused of starting the fire which gutted Parliament buildings, including the National Assembly last week, has been referred for mental observation following...

Parliament fire won’t impact portfolio committee work

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The devastating fire that ripped through Parliament, while tragic as regards damage caused, should not affect functioning of the vitally important component that is...

Inspection of fire damaged Parliament once building declared safe

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Parliament’s presiding officers, National Assembly (NA) Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and National Council of Provinces (NCOP) chair Amos Masondo, are satisfied with progress containing the...

Busy time ahead for Parliamentary defence committees

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In less than a month Parliament will rise for the year-end break but before then the defence oversight committees have the proverbial mountain to...

Booze, chopping boards and flowers listed as ministerial gifts

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According to an official Parliamentary document, immediate past defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula declared wooden chopping boards, a flower bouquet, bottle of...

Ill-discipline a major issue in the SAPS, Parliament hears

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Police (PCOP) has raised concerns over ill-discipline within the South African Police Service (SAPS), including the 686 disciplinary cases registered...

Parliamentary defence questions stand, replies are new Minister’s responsibility

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She is no longer minister of defence and military veterans but that doesn’t mean Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula “escapes” the responsibility of parliamentary questions. A ministerial task...

Parliament committees conduct oversight in KZN, Gauteng

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The Joint Standing Committee on Defence and the Portfolio Committee on Police will today undertake an oversight visit to KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng to assess...

South Sudan president dissolves parliament in line with peace deal

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South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has dissolved parliament, a long-awaited step to pave the way for the appointment of lawmakers from formerly warring parties...

Denel decay to be taken up in Parliament

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The decay at Denel has reached the stage where it is affecting combat readiness of especially the SA Air Force (SAAF) with a call...

Virtual oversight visit by Parliamentary committee

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on International Relations made full use of technology to conduct a three continent wide virtual oversight programme of South African foreign...

Parliament’s defence oversight committee lists 2021 challenges

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Parliament “officially” starts on Thursday this week with the Presidential State of the Nation Address (SONA) but its engine rooms – the oversight committees...

No military involvement at SONA this year

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This year’s SONA (State of the Nation Address) will be stripped of its military ceremony, along with other elements which signify the official commencement...

Tunisia’s parliament approves Cabinet reshuffle amid protests

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Tunisia’s parliament on Tuesday approved a Cabinet reshuffle that deepened the conflict between the prime minister and the president, as hundreds protested outside the...

Parliamentary defence oversight committees set to meet before SONA

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The first sitting of Parliament this year starts in less than a fortnight with the Presidential State of the Nation Address (SONA) but committee...

Parliament welcomes woman Defence Secretary appointment

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The appointment of the new Secretary for Defence, Gladys Sonto Kudjoe, signifies the continued empowerment of women in the defence sector, says Parliament’s Portfolio...

Parliamentary committee takes “strong exception” to CSANDF absence

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) took “strong exception” to the absence of South Africa’s most senior soldier from a briefing where the...

CSANDF non-appearance at Parliament “disrespectful”

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Members of Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) were left high and dry when SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke...

Military Ombud told “work fearlessly” by Parliamentary Committee

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) this week reminded the Military Ombud it has to work without fear, favour, bias or...

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