AG pushes for tougher penalties on financial irregularities The AG wants more power in order to curb irregular and wasteful expenditure. (SABC) Repeat offenders of irregular and fruitless expenditure are in for stricter sanctions if the Auditor-General has his way. Kimi Makwetu wants Parliament to amend the Public Audit Act to make his remedial actions legally binding, as is the case with those of the Public Protector.
The African National Congress (ANC) has reiterated that it will not embark on a witch hunt against its Members of Parliament who are perceived to have voted in favour of the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. However, the party is however remaining mum on the outcomes of its Caucus meeting on Thursday. ANC Mps arrived for a Caucus meeting to take stock of the motion of 8 August. This unprecedented internal rebellion has forced the party to introspect.
The bill seeks to acknowledge official traditional authorities for the Khoi and the San people. (SABC) Residents on the Cape West Coast have given the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill a lukewarm reception. The bill seeks to acknowledge official traditional authorities for the Khoi and the San people. Public hearings were held over the much-anticipated bill with residents demanding that the Khoi and San be recognised as the first nation in the country and get their land back.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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