Democracy at work in Mapisa-Nqakula, Hlophe, and Motata cases

Image: Flickr/GovernmentZA By Moepeng Valencia Talane – CW Voices Never before has South Africa seen the impeachment of a judge over gross misconduct, and yet in February, two such processes were completed. Then we saw the Speaker of Parliament not only resigning from office before the end of her term, but also arrested and arraigned Read more >

Parliament must take state capture complicity criticism on the chin

Image: Flickr/GovernmentZA By Karam SinghFirst published on News24 A strong constitutional democracy based on the model chosen by South Africa requires the legislature to play a vital role, beyond passing legislation, in providing oversight and holding the executive branch accountable. As part of the separation of powers, the legislature plays a vital democratic role in Read more >

Treasury’s 2021/22 annual report gets qualified audit opinion from AG

National Treasury (NT) has finally tabled its 2021/22 annual report in Parliament, after finance minister Enoch Godongwana had asked the parliamentary speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to extend the deadline of 15 January. NT’s 2021/22 annual report was delayed because of an ongoing dispute between NT and the Auditor-General of South Africa (Agsa), which gave the report Read more >