[Carien du Plessis] Parliament's head of communications Luzuko Jacobs has resigned, and while this may or may not be because he was forced to, or simply because he has a new job, the PR man himself is somewhat evasive about the matter.
[Carien du Plessis] Relations between Parliament's management and the media are tense again, and once more threats by management to gag a reporter - ironically over the Protection of Information Bill - have led to the two sides seeking talks. After all, they need each other.
[Carien du Plessis] The ANC has kind of confirmed that the Protection of Information Bill will be delayed to ensure that all its MPs (and probably its alliance partners too) are happy to pass it. The Daily Maverick watched Gwede Mantashe do an egg-dance about this on Monday morning.