Daily Archives: October 9, 2018

Speaking Notes: Speaker of the National Assembly Ms Baleka Mbete – Mid-Year Briefing of Diplomats, Stakeholders and the Media on Key International Engagements (Inter-Parliamentary Union, BRICS Parliamentary Forum)

As the fifth Parliament, we remain acutely aware that the world’s problems are interconnected – that economic crises, for instance, to which countries and their citizens are exposed, often emanate from far beyond their borders. Parliament’s engagement in international relations

African Women with Albinism Vow to Fight On After Kilimanjaro Climb

Six African women with albinism who made an attempt on the continent’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, said on Tuesday the trek was just the beginning of efforts to raise awareness and dispel negative images of people with the rare skin

Parliament’s Presiding Officers Hold Briefing for Diplomats, Stakeholders and Media

The Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Ms Thandi Modise, said the 5th Parliament is approaching its end, and Parliament is confident that it will finish this term in a strong position, holding itself accountable while setting a

Energy concerned on electrification drive underspending

The Department of Energy has expressed concern on underspending by municipalities on its electrification programme. Addressing the 26th Technical Convention of the Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities (AMEU) on behalf of Minister Jeff Radebe, the department’s Deputy Director General, Jacob

Amandla Stenberg: I’m Still Finding My Voice

Actress Amandla Stenberg was named after a 1989 Miles Davis album – a lush, African-tinged funk fusion that takes its name from the Zulu and Xhosa word for “power.” In South Africa under apartheid, “amandla” was – and still is