Wait for spending reports - Zuma

2013-03-20 17:31

President Jacob Zuma has declined to "discuss the details" of the public works department's R206m security upgrade to his Nkandla homestead.

What about wasted Shiceka money, Lekota asks

2012-11-07 22:09

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota has caused a stir in Parliament when he asked what government was doing to recover the public money the late Sicelo Shiceka had wasted.

Suspended public works DG loses court bid

2012-06-28 19:20

An additional affidavit in a public works department application to set aside a police lease deal with businessman Roux Shabangu has been denied.

Legal battle over Roux Shabangu tender

2012-05-21 20:47

The public works department and suspended deputy director general Sam Vukela are at odds over an application to set aside a police lease agreement with businessman Roux Shabangu.

Public works 'under administration'

2012-02-21 17:21

The public works department is "technically under administration", Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi says, adding "we are calling for help until we are able to walk on our own".

Police in the dark on HQ case

2012-02-14 16:25

The police have told MPs that they have been excluded from legal action to end the controversial Pretoria headquarters lease deal, even though they will have to pay R600m in rent if the case fails.

AG must probe public works' wasteful spending: DA

2011-12-15 08:32

The DA is asking the auditor general to investigate wasteful spending on public relations firms "hired" by the public works department to "salvage the image" of the beleaguered former minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde.

Police lease debacle gets new spin

2011-12-04 21:30

The basis of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s findings on the controversial R500m police headquarters lease has been repudiated.

ICD pleads ignorance over lease

2011-11-15 15:33

The police's independent complaints directorate has been sent packing by MPs after pleading ignorance on the inflated cost of its new offices.

Fired ministers still earning big bucks

2011-11-08 08:13

Sacked ministers Sicelo Shiceka and Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde are still earning R840 000 a year salaries as ANC MPs.

Calls for probe into new 'dubious' lease deal

2011-11-02 22:25

The DA will ask Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to probe another "potential lease scandal" involving the public works department and businessman Roux Shabangu.

Shabangu unmoved by Cele suspension - report

2011-10-26 15:00

Property tycoon Roux Shabangu is unmoved by the suspension of National Police Commissioner General Bheki Cele, according to reports.

Unions praise Zuma action

2011-10-25 19:39

Trade unions have praised President Jacob Zuma for sacking Local Government Minister Sicelo Shiceka and Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde.

Zuma's anti-corruption blitz gets thumbs up

2011-10-24 22:29

Political parties have welcomed President Jacob Zuma's decision to axe Cabinet members Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde and Sicelo Shiceka, as well as the suspension of national police commissioner Bheki Cele.

Shiceka, Mahlangu-Nkabinde fired as ministers

2011-10-24 15:12

President Jacob Zuma has replaced two Cabinet ministers implicated in corruption and suspended police commissioner General Bheki Cele.

Official 'taking the fall'

2011-10-23 14:35

A public works official is "taking the fall" for Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde on the cost of renovations to President Jacob Zuma's official residence, the DA says.

R400m to upgrade official residences

2011-10-20 08:48

Renovations to the president's official residences and offices, as well as the Bryntirion estate in Pretoria where ministers live, will cost taxpayers more than R400m.

Minister and Cele escape scrutiny, again

2011-10-07 18:32

Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde and General Bheki Cele will no longer appear before a scheduled joint meeting of two parliamentary committees in connection with the police lease deals.

Public Works looks to Gordhan for help

2011-10-04 12:18

Embattled Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde has said she will approach Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to help clean up the mess in her department.

Situation at public works 'salvageable'

2011-10-03 22:22

The auditor general is not telling us anything we do not already know and regret, the public works minister says of a report on her department, but the situation is "salvageable".

Public Works can't account for R2.1bn

2011-10-03 16:06

The auditor general says the department of public works is unable to account for spending of more than R2.1bn during the 2010/11 financial year.

Zuma still processing lease reports

2011-10-03 13:38

Processing of the public protector's reports on lease deals for police office buildings is about to be completed, President Jacob Zuma says.

Mahlangu-Nkabinde: Didn't dodge meetings

2011-09-26 22:42

The public works minister says it is completely untrue that her ministry tried to avoid attending portfolio committee meetings surrounding the contentious police leases.

Zuma sets Cele an ultimatum

2011-09-22 22:29

President Jacob Zuma has asked police chief Bheki Cele to give him reasons why he should not be suspended pending the outcome of the inquiry into two controversial police leases.

Public works was 'run like a cash cow'

2011-09-22 12:32

Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde says her department used to be run like a "cash cow", and that unscrupulous "thieves and thugs" are abusing the system.


Nkandla letter questioned

2013-01-29 22:32

The authenticity of a letter purportedly sent to President Jacob Zuma by the department of public works in 2010 has been questioned.

R203m for Zuma home upgrade

2012-09-30 14:42

The DA wants the public protector to probe allegations that R203m of taxpayers' money will be used in the revamping of President Jacob Zuma's iNkandla homestead.

Cele latest high-profile lease saga victim

2012-06-12 22:55

Bheki Cele has become the latest high profile casualty of the police lease saga, after two previous public works ministers were also axed by President Zuma.

'Minister offered me R50m bribe'

2012-02-26 12:17

Property mogul Roux Shabangu claims former public works minister Geoff Doidge offered him R50m to walk away from the R500m police building lease debacle.

Zuma avoids tackling corruption - Buthelezi

2012-02-14 22:36

Warning that corruption is on the verge of making SA dysfunctional, IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi has told President Jacob Zuma that he is shying away from tackling it.

No talk of errant ministers at lekgotla

2012-01-17 21:20

Errant ministers will not be discussed at the week-long Cabinet lekgotla in Bela-Bela.

New protector probe baffles Shabangu

2011-12-07 22:39

Businessman Roux Shabangu has voiced surprise at the news that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is probing ties between him and the suspended acting public works director general.

Mahlangu-Nkabinde 'spent R500k on PR'

2011-11-30 10:49

Sacked public works minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde spent almost R500 000 on public relations consultants in the weeks before her axing, according to a report.

Fire ex-ministers as MPs, party urges

2011-11-09 14:16

Axed Cabinet ministers Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde and Sicelo Shiceka should be dismissed as MPs and President Jacob Zuma must explain how money they squandered would be recovered, Cope says.

Roux Shabangu willing to co-operate

2011-11-03 16:23

Businessman Roux Shabangu says he will co-operate with the public protector should she probe another lease agreement involving the public works department and himself.

Zuma: Ministers' performances unpredictable

2011-11-01 12:02

It is impossible to know how people will perform when they are appointed to public office, President Jacob Zuma says.

Minister defends acting police chief

2011-10-25 21:22

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has urged acting national police chief Major General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi to ignore criticism on his temporary appointment.

Samwu: Zuma took brave step

2011-10-25 13:30

President Jacob Zuma's decision to sack Sicelo Shiceka and Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde as ministers was brave and showed true leadership, the SA Municipal Workers' Union says.

Zuma replaces ministers

2011-10-24 16:37

President Jacob Zuma has announced a Cabinet reshuffle, sacking two ministers who've been in Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's firing line.

Zuma suspends Cele, sacks ministers

2011-10-24 14:56

President Jacob Zuma has announced the suspension of police commissioner General Bheki Cele and the sacking of two Cabinet ministers.

Parly got wrong info on renovations

2011-10-21 12:11

The public works department is probing why "wrong information" was provided to Parliament about R170m in renovations to President Jacob Zuma’s Pretoria residence.

Building could cost cops R612m

2011-10-09 20:45

The police are preparing to write off R612m for the controversial ­Pretoria head office leasing deal - if the court rules against it.

Police won't be derailed, Cele says

2011-10-06 17:23

The police will remain strong and focused no matter how much "they try and derail us", national police commissioner General Bheki Cele says.

AG gives Public Works the red card

2011-10-04 07:35

Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde's department has been given a disclaimer by the auditor general, one of the worst audit reports possible, a report shows.

Minister hampers public works, DA says

2011-10-03 21:22

Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde's continued presence at the department is preventing it from completing the reforms needed to turn it around, says the Democratic Alliance.

Public Works can't account for R2.1bn

2011-10-03 16:06

The auditor general says the department of public works is unable to account for spending of more than R2.1bn during the 2010/11 financial year.

Protector rejects minister's claims

2011-09-28 21:43

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has dismissed claims by Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde that two controversial leases were endorsed before she became public works minister.

DA welcomes Cele suspension report

2011-09-25 21:50

The DA says a report that national police commissioner General Bheki Cele may be suspended is a step in the right direction.

Protector welcomes minister's action

2011-09-22 17:33

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has welcomed a bid by Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde to have lease contracts for police office space cancelled.

Shabangu welcomes action on leases

2011-09-20 22:53

Businessman Roux Shabangu has welcomed a court application to declare his lease contracts with the police null and void, saying it will bring clarity to the matter..

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