Thabo Mokone Parliamentary editor

Thabo Mokone is a seasoned political journalist with 18 years' experience, and has also worked in radio and TV. A Cape Town resident who was born and bred in Tembisa, Mokone is passionate about politics, public policy and governance.

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R1,000 sweetener to civil servants adds R20bn to government wage bill

Finance minister Enoch Godongwana said a run-away public sector wage bill was one of the domestic risks facing ...

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‘Tough love’ for ailing SOEs as finance minister closes tap

Finance minister Enoch Godongwana has opted to “practise tough love” regarding struggling SOEs, saying their ...

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Ramaphosa promises houses, jobs and services ... in just a few weeks

Ramaphosa full of promises, but is confronted by protesters during his Western Cape campaign

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Equal Education protesters denounce ANC at Ramaphosa's Khayelitsha rally

Members of lobby group Equal Education on Thursday infiltrated an ANC election rally in Khayelitsha at the Cape Flats, ...

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I won’t compromise parliament for ‘personal whims’, says Mapisa-Nqakula

She pledges to ‘foster greater cooperation’ between parties, even though the opposition vehemently opposed her ...

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MPs divided on removal proceedings against Busisiwe Mkhwebane

MPs are divided on whether parliament should 'put on hold' or go ahead with removal proceedings against the public ...

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National Assembly to elect new speaker on August 19

Parliament is due to elect the new National Assembly speaker on Thursday August 19 at a special sitting.

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ANC postpones NEC meeting as tension rises in KZN over jailing of Jacob Zuma

The tense political situation in KwaZulu-Natal over the looming incarceration of former president Jacob Zuma has forced ...

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Private electricity generation can benefit Nelson Mandela Bay, says chamber

The government's decision to allow private companies to generate their own electricity of up to 100MW can unlock ...

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'MPs have really been cut to the bone': Ramaphosa denies politicians are living it up at ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa has defended the salaries and other benefits of MPs, saying the argument that legislators are ...