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.

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

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

Equal Education protesters denounce ANC at Ramaphosa's ... 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, ...

Ramaphosa backs David Mabuza’s decision to seek medical care in ... Ramaphosa backs David Mabuza’s decision to seek medical care in Russia

President Cyril Ramaphosa has come in support of his deputy David Mabuza's decision to seek medical care in Russia, ...

MPs divided on removal proceedings against Busisiwe Mkhwebane 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 ...

National Assembly to elect new speaker on August 19 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.

ANC postpones NEC meeting as tension rises in KZN over jailing ... 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 ...

'MPs have really been cut to the bone': Ramaphosa denies ... '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 ...

'I am handling it to finality': Ramaphosa denies it was a ... 'I am handling it to finality': Ramaphosa denies it was a political risk to act slowly ...

'I'm handling this matter and I will handle it to finality. It is concerning, it is disturbing and I raised it ...