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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...

Parliament and the National State of Disaster

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The South African Parliament, in common with many around the world, is grappling with effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Constitutional obligations including oversight,...

Defence portfolio committee to meet twice before SONA

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While the public face of Parliament at work begins annually with the State of the Nation Address (SONA), the work of committees, where oversight...

Mauritian Parliament dissolved

Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth dissolved parliament and said the Indian Ocean island will hold a general election on November 7. The country,...

Opposition MP elected Algeria Parliament chairman

Algerian lawmakers elected an Islamist opposition figure chairman of parliament under pressure from mass protests demanding the departure of the ruling elite. Parliament elected Slimane...

Nigeria Parliament lockdown

Nigeria’s National Assembly was on lockdown after shots were fired outside during clashes between police and Shi’ite Muslim protesters. Both sides blamed the other for...

SA Parliament elects committee chairs

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress used its majority to elect new committee chairmen, including a lawmaker accused of bribery, despite opposition from rival...

Nigeria parliament blockade condemned

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A blockade of Nigeria's parliament by security forces preventing lawmakers from entering for up to an hour was done without the presidency's...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...