5th Parliament swearing in ceremony of NA and NCOP

National Assembly and National Council of Provinces

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Adoption of AD HOC committee report on attacks against foreign nationals

The Office of the ANC Chief Whip welcomes the adoption of the report of the joint ad hoc committee on probing violence against foreign nationals by the National Assembly today. The committee was established in May by both the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces to investigate incidences of violence against foreign nationals which happened earlier this year in various provinces.

Disruption of Parliament due to staff strike

The Office of the ANC Chief Whip notes with grave concern the resumption of the strike by the staff of Parliament yesterday, which resulted in the disruption of the sittings of the National Assembly and the NCOP as well as several committee meetings today.

DA Chief Whip has done well to expose his party's pitiful perfromance

DA chief whip John Steenhuisen has made some startling boast that his party has written more questions to the executive than the ANC. This, he bizarrely concludes, is evidence that the ANC has not performed well in Parliament. It beggars belief that a chief whip of the official opposition would exhibit such astonishing cluelessness regarding parliament's oversight work. Anyone with the flimsiest imagination of the functioning of Parliament would know simply writing many questions is not a yardstick of good performance. If it were, all of us would sit at home and conduct oversight through written correspondence.

Agreement between Parliament & Nehawu

The Office of the ANC Chief Whip welcomes the resolution of the labour dispute between the management of Parliament and Nehawu, which would see Parliament staff reporting back to work tomorrow after being on strike since last week.

DA's disgraceful opposition to language policy change at Stellies

The Office of the ANC Chief Whip notes the announced change in the language policy at the Stellenbosch University, which would see all learning at the institution being offered in English as a common language in the country. The institution's management further announced that "substantial academic support" would be provided in other South African languages in accordance with students' needs.


Alexandria ANC PCO donates rugby kit to school

The Parliamentary Constituency Office of the ANC in Alexandria has donated a rugby kit to Ukhanyo High School on Thursday 31st May 2012 at the school premises. The kit was presented by Brian Maloni who administers the activities of the Alexandria PCO.

Madiba fought for the liberation of all races

Mandela understood that racism and racially discriminatory practices degraded and dehumanised both the oppressed and the oppressors. Thus our national liberation struggle was waged for the liberation of all South Africans, both black and white. The struggle was not against white people. It was against the apartheid system.