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Eskom, Mantashe spurn DA electricity plan

.....article dated 20 October 2020..... State zaps idea of independent power purchaser..... Minister Pravin Gordhan put any idea of private sector participation in an independent power purchasing plan firmly to bed by labelling any proposals as a...

Road to Africa: new border facilities planned

......article 20 August 2020..... The road to Africa: six new border facilities Department of Home Affairs has briefed Parliament on the final plan for the construction of six new modern facilities at South Africa’s border posts, part of a major...

Parliament approves new Border Management Authority

......article 20 June 2020....... The road to Africa: six new border facilities.... Department of Home Affairs has briefed Parliament on the final plan for the construction of six new modern facilities at South Africa’s border posts, part of a...

Face out in Parliament 

editorial....July 13 2020...              High Noon... Parliament recently saw a drama being played out that was reminiscent of the old and famous movie where, after a long number of small confrontations, the two parties shoot it out in Main...

Face out in Parliament 

editorial....July 13 2020...              High Noon... Parliament recently saw a drama being played out that was...

Parliament approves new Border Management Authority

......article 20 June 2020....... The road to Africa: six new border facilities.... Department of Home Affairs has briefed Parliament on the final plan for the construction of six new modern facilities at South Africa’s border posts, part of a...

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Face out in Parliament 

editorial....July 13 2020...              High Noon... Parliament recently saw a drama being played out that was reminiscent of the old and famous movie where, after a long number of small confrontations, the two parties shoot it out in Main...

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FFC: budget cuts may worsen service delivery

....article dated 20 July 2020....  Balance between needs and cuts required....  The Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC), the independent body which reports to Parliament on intergovernmental financial relations (IGFR) in terms of the...

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By-passing Parliament at one’s peril

....editorial,  30 May 2020 Regulations mania hits South Africa ..... Winston Churchill, perhaps the greatest political and parliamentary figure of the last century, said that if you make 10,000 regulations you destroy all respect for the law. ...

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Parliament goes virtual for lockdown

....20 May 2020... SA first with virtual e-debate ....At the same time as the venerable British Parliament was tackling what seemed to them a totally invasive idea of a virtual e-Parliament, South Africa was simultaneously tackling the same subject...

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The NCOP: Use it or lose it

......article  20 June 2019..... COGTA and the National Council of Provinces..... We now know the names of some of the perpetrators of state capture who started their Machiavellian plans back in 2009, maybe even slightly before that.     It is...

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Parliamentary Overview 12 June 2019….

  Changing the guard...   Plenty of note for business has happened legislatively during the parliamentary recess but perhaps none so important as the re-structuring of Cabinet. As a result  there will be a change in the appropriate portfolio...

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Parliament looses control on government spending

SA's big black hole in its fiscal galaxy..... It  looks like the governing party knows even more about the daylight robbery going on in certain provincial and local government structures than was originally disclosed.    A big hole in local...

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