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‘Telling victims of apartheid to move on is festering renewed racial divisions’

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Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise says those who are calling on victims of apartheid to shut up and move on, are festering renewed racial divisions.
'Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise says those who are calling on victims of apartheid to shut up and move on, are festering renewed racial divisions. . The post ‘Telling victims of apartheid to move on is festering renewed racial divisions’ appeared first on SABC News – Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events.Africa's news leader. .'

Modise Taking No Nonsense From MPs, Wants Committees To Sit Every Day

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National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise has cracked the whip in Parliament, saying there is no reason that committees should not meet every day of the week to deal with their workload. “Nothing says you can’t sit every day of the week as a portfolio
'National Assembly Speaker  Thandi Modise  has cracked the whip in Parliament, saying there is no reason that committees should not meet every day of the week to deal with their workload. “Nothing says you can’t sit every day of the week as a portfolio committee and make sure that you do the work.So, this thing of a committee sitting only once a week – we should really kick against it.” Modise made it clear that she wanted committees – known as the engines of Parliament – to work hard.She was speaking at the first meeting of the National Assembly’s rule committee on Wednesday, where a number of decisions were taken on allocating speaking time and oral questions to parties.The outcome of the May elections means there are now 14 parties represented in Parliament, one more than in the previous term, while some – such as the EFF, the Freedom Front Plus and the Inkatha Freedom Party – increased the number of their seats.It was agreed at the meeting that the number of portfolio committees should be reduced in line with the slimmer Cabinet President Cyril Ramaphosa announced last week.Some opposition parties suggested splitting committees with extra-heavy workloads, such as Justice and Correctional Services, into two in order to ensure effective oversight over both departments.There was also a strong push from opposition parties to have a new committee dedicated to the oversight of the Presidency, but that was yet to be decided.EWN . The post Modise Taking No Nonsense From MPs, Wants Committees To Sit Every Day appeared first on iAfrica.com .'

Sisi Ntombela Re-Elected As Free State Premier

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JOHANNESBURG – Sisi Ntombela has been re-elected as the premier of the Free State.Former Maluti-a-Phofung mayor Vusi Tshabalala will be the new chief whip in the province while Zanele Sifuba has been elected to the speaker position.
'JOHANNESBURG – Sisi Ntombela has been re-elected as the premier of the Free State.Former Maluti-a-Phofung mayor Vusi Tshabalala will be the new chief whip in the province while Zanele Sifuba has been elected to the speaker position.The Free State legislature joined several other provincial bodies in holding its first sitting on Wednesday where its newly elected members were sworn in.Spokesperson Life Mokone said: “The process was conducted by the judge president of the Free State who ensured that the swearing-in ceremony went as smoothly as possible.About 30 members of the legislature were sworn in today.” In the Eastern Cape, African National Congress chair Oscar Mabuyane was elected as the province’s new premier while Job Mokgoro was sworn in as his counterpart in the North West.Zamani Saul was announced as the new premier in the Northern Cape.EWN . The post Sisi Ntombela Re-Elected As Free State Premier appeared first on iAfrica.com .'

BREAKING: Malusi Gigaba, Baleka Mbete withdraw names from ANC’s parliamentary list

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Former National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete and controversial former minister Malusi Gigaba will not be joining the rest of the ANC’s caucus when they are sworn in as Members of Parliament.
'Former National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete and controversial former minister Malusi Gigaba will not be joining the rest of the ANC’s caucus when they are sworn in as Members of Parliament.'

First session of Afghan parliament ends in brawl over new speaker

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Afghanistan’s parliament descended into chaos on Sunday when lawmakers brawled over the appointment of a new speaker, an inauspicious start to the assembly which was sitting for the first time since chaotic elections last year.
'Afghanistan’s parliament descended into chaos on Sunday when lawmakers brawled over the appointment of a new speaker, an inauspicious start to the assembly which was sitting for the first time since chaotic elections last year.'

Your guide to the swearing in of MPs and the election of the president

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On Wednesday South Africa’s newly elected MPs will be sworn in, a president will be elected, and a speaker and deputy speaker will also be elected. This is how the event will unfold.
'On Wednesday South Africa’s newly elected MPs will be sworn in, a president will be elected, and a speaker and deputy speaker will also be elected. This is how the event will unfold.'