28.1.2020 06:00 am
The DA’s call for the public protector’s head has been backed by the SA Communist Party – a sure sign that the ruling ANC will follow suit, a source says.
The likely impeachment of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane as a result of an initiative from the Democratic Alliance (DA) highlights one important thing: the opposition leads and the governing party follows.
South Africans have until the end of the month to have their say, despite Agri SA unsuccessfully requesting and extension, and the EFF saying the Bill was released without ‘adequate publicity’.
Parliamentary speaker Thandi Modise will join President Cyril Ramaphosa in his efforts to have the remedial action in the public protector’s report overturned.
Twenty-four disused Shosholoza Meyl train carriages were burned at Bloemfontein railway station on Saturday.
‘Will Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane survive 2020?’ and other burning questions South Africans will look to parly for answers to this year.
There were a few themes emerging from Plein Street this year which are worth reminiscing about.
According to media reports, all the boys died because of dehydration, meaning they didn’t get enough water.
Modise’s support was not the first from a member of the South African parliament.
Last Tuesday, the National Assembly adopted rules for the removal of the head of a Chapter 9 institution, such as the public protector.
The list of vehicles acquired reveals that the defence force’s top brass tends to favour German precision as far as their transport is concerned, at least.
There are still hurdles to cross before the constitution is altered to accommodate the controversial change, which raised the ire of many organisations and individuals.
Despite concerns raised against Gcaleka by the opposition, the ANC used its majority to push through the appointment with 203 votes to 103 on Wednesday afternoon.
The department responsible for encouraging entities to pay their Eskom debt is in arrears itself, and parliament owes the struggling utility too.
President Cyril Ramaphosa fired Jiba and Mrwebi in April after an inquiry found they were not ‘fit and proper to hold their respective offices’.