Nene has fallen from grace this time

First he fell off a chair, now he his fallen from grace.

On Wednesday evening President Jacob Zuma made the shock announcement that Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene would be replaced by David van Rooyen.

Van Rooyen, 47, was an Umkhonto … Read the rest

Protesting students storm parliament

South African police used stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse a group of university students who tried to storm parliament on Wednesday.

The protesters are unhappy about increases in tuition fees, AP said, citing media reports.

Police cleared a … Read the rest

Lazy MP’s get the finger

South Africa’s Parliament has embraced technology to keep tabs on lazy MPs.

The National Assembly’s 400 members and National Council of Provinces’ 90 delegates make up the Members of Parliament who represent South Africans.

Parliament has now installed biometric finger … Read the rest

US, EU companies say ANC legislation a cause for concern

European and US businesses with operations based in South Africa said legislation coming from the ANC was a cause for concern.

The compulsory black ownership element in the new broad-based black economic empowerment codes were weighing on US companies in … Read the rest

High tea leads to mayhem in parliament

The MSM had been buzzing about their latest pompous American acronym, SONA, for weeks, but it seems that parliamentarians under the influence of High Tea, celebrated a rather classless opening of the once august institution.

Proceedings got off to … Read the rest

Malema mulling an armed struggle

The Economic Freedom Fighters may take up arms if their “peaceful revolution” is met with violence from the state, party leader Julius Malema said on Thursday.

“We can’t rule out the possibility of an armed struggle if the state is … Read the rest

Hundreds in Cape Town march against coup in Egypt

egyptmorsisitHundreds of people, who have marched on Parliament in Cape Town to protest against the ousting of Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi, have dispersed after handing over a memorandum to a member of the Committee for International Relations.

The protesters marched … Read the rest

Pieter Mulder asks for parliamentary debate on affirmative action

pieter_mulderDr. Pieter Mulder, leader of the Freedom Front Plus, yesterday asked for an urgent parliamentary debate on affirmative action to be held in Parliament.

According to Dr. Mulder, affirmative action is the basis of the South African government’s policy initiatives … Read the rest

Statements about Mazibuko’s weight, ‘darkies’, ‘clowns’ withdrawn in SA parliament

DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko, 'a person of considerable weight but no stature'
DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko, ‘a person of considerable weight but no stature’

Senior ANC MP John Jeffery formally withdrew his controversial remark about DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko’s weight and apologised to her on Tuesday.

He did so after … Read the rest