The National Assembly has passed the Foreign Services Bill without any objections. The Bill, which seeks to professionalise the foreign services of South Africa, will now be sent to the President to sign into law.
National Assembly Speaker, Thandi Modise says the only way for MPs to expose ministers for their performance or non-performance is to bring it to the attention of the President and his Deputy during oral reply sessions.
The National Assembly has passed a resolution for suspended Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana to be summarily dismissed.
The National Assembly has passed legislation which criminalises so-called revenge porn – or the distribution of private sexual photos and films without consent.
Members of Parliament’s Sub Rules Committee have agreed that a panel must be appointed by the Speaker to investigate whether prima facie evidence exists for a head of a Chapter 9 Institution to be removed.