Our ministers' hot wheels

2013-09-08 17:47

Ministers and their deputies have been buying cheaper cars than they did four years ago, but they’re still not buying bargain basement specials.

NCC head taking dept to court

2012-05-14 08:12

The National Consumer Commission head is taking the trade and industry department to court after claiming she was effectively dismissed when her position was advertised.

Cosatu cracks down on corruption

2011-06-26 10:42

Labour federation Cosatu is ready to name and shame ­corrupt public officials and politicians through its new watchdog agency, Corruption Watch.

WikiLeaks: US worried over bling-spending

2010-12-09 23:21

The US Consulate in Cape Town was concerned about the excessive spending by South African government ministers on luxury cars, WikiLeaks says.

Nyanda gets new parliamentary role

2010-11-25 16:34

Axed communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda is to become President Jacob Zuma's parliamentary counsellor.

Minister pledges support to SABC board

2010-11-10 21:33

Newly appointed Communications Minister Roy Padayachie has pledged to support the SABC's embattled board members as they try to resolve instability at the broadcaster.

No apologies for not inviting ANC

2010-11-03 18:11

The ANC's scathing reaction to last week's civil society conference, which it was not invited to, is "reminiscent of the paranoia of the Mbeki era".

Cabinet reshuffle positive - DA

2010-10-31 21:23

President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle is a positive indication of "renewed focus on accountability", says the DA.

Fire Richard Baloyi - DA

2010-10-25 18:06

Just in case President Jacob Zuma is having trouble deciding how to go about the Cabinet reshuffle that many commentators seem to think is imminent, the DA's Athol Trollip has some tips for him.

Body to review pay of SOE board

2010-10-17 11:47

A service provider has been appointed to review the salaries of state-owned enterprise board members, Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda says.

Communications dept in 'disarray'

2010-10-14 09:03

The communications department has been in "virtual disarray" for the "better part" of the current financial year, Parliament's portfolio committee on communication says.

SA hospitals get websites

2010-09-30 21:26

Websites of about 180 hospitals have been handed to the department of health after being developed by youths trained by the department of communications.

Communications DG 'return' delayed

2010-09-27 17:48

The communications ministry has extended the leave granted to its axed director general Mamodupi Mohlala, contrary to reports that she was returning to work.

Nyanda worried about SABC boss

2010-09-13 22:02

Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda has raised concerns with the SABC board over the appointment of acting group chief executive officer Rob Nicholson, a report says.

Transnet executives rake it in

2010-08-30 14:15

Transnet paid former Freight Rail CEO Siyabonga Gama more than R4m in its past financial year, despite Gama being at work for a mere five months.

New digital council members appointed

2010-08-20 14:55

Fifteen new members have been appointed to the Digital Dzonga Advisory Council, Communications Minister General Siphiwe Nyanda says.

Protector exonerates Nyanda

2010-08-11 23:07

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has essentially exonerated Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda of wrongdoing in two reports presented to President Jacob Zuma.

Fired DG turns to Zuma

2010-08-01 13:17

Former communications director-general Mamodupi Mohlala says President Jacob Zuma has about 26 days to intervene in her "invalid, unlawful and unfair" dismissal.

Zuma intervenes in Nyanda, DG dispute

2010-07-30 22:21

President Jacob Zuma has delegated the public service minister to intervene in the dispute between the communications minister and his fired DG, a report says.

DA wants Nyanda explanation

2010-07-27 16:36

The communications minister needs to appear before Parliament's communications portfolio committee to explain his reasons for dismissing his director general, the DA says.

Zuma seeks proof on Nyanda claims

2010-07-22 13:20

President Jacob Zuma says he won't jump to conclusions about allegations that Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda benefited from tenders awarded by the state.

Nyanda rejects tender report

2010-07-15 20:09

Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda has rejected a report he was suspending his director general as "false, spurious and malicious".

ANC won't charge Vavi

2010-06-22 11:36

The ANC says it will not bring disciplinary action against Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi for publicly accusing ANC ministers of corruption.

Rail boss fights to stay

2010-06-13 15:15

Transnet Freight Rail’s suspended chief says the charges he has been found guilty of aren't grounds for dismissal.

No word on Vavi charges

2010-06-08 10:36

Key players are tight-lipped about rumours that ANC leaders will drop plans to lodge disciplinary action against Cosatu heavyweight Zwelinzima Vavi.


ANC slams British for Marikana crisis

2012-09-16 19:00

ANC leaders have blamed British media, “populism and mavericks” - such as Julius Malema - for the ongoing violence in Marikana and surrounding mines.

DA wants broadcasting bill scrapped

2011-09-02 21:03

The proposed public service broadcasting bill does not warrant a discussion and should be scrapped, the Democratic Alliance says.

Transnet reinstates Gama

2011-02-23 19:36

Siyabonga Gama has been reinstated to the executive committee of Transnet Limited following a review of his dismissal, the parastatal's board says.

City Press ordered to apologise

2010-12-02 14:04

The Press Ombudsman has ordered City Press to apologise for insinuating that former Sentech chairperson Quraysh Patel breached the Finance Management Act.

Padayachie aims to stabilise SABC

2010-11-11 16:06

Newly appointed Communications Minister Roy Padayachie has aimed to stabilise the troubled national broadcaster, and fill all vacancies within his department.

DA lays charge over Nyanda tender

2010-11-08 19:07

The DA in Gauteng has laid charges against the former head of the province's roads and transport department in connection with a tender involving Siphiwe Nyanda's company.

Expert: Some Zuma moves to appease left

2010-10-31 22:06

President Jacob Zuma has sacked seven ministers in a major Cabinet reshuffle aimed at strengthening the government and seen as making some concessions to the left.

Zuma announces dramatic reshuffle

2010-10-31 19:09

President Jacob Zuma has announced a Cabinet reshuffle which has seen nine ministers being replaced.

Minister rejects allegations

2010-10-17 14:41

The Minister of Communications Siphiwe Nyanda has said his former director general Mamodupi Mohlala had "crossed the line" following a newspaper report.

SA secures telecoms council seat

2010-10-16 08:02

South Africa has again secured a seat on the International Telecommunications Union council at the Plenipotentiary Conference in Mexico.

Communications department 'in disarray'

2010-10-13 19:08

The Parliament's portfolio committee says the communications department was in "virtual disarray" for the "better part" of the current financial year.

Baloyi, DG met to iron out issues

2010-09-27 20:00

Public Service Minister Richard Baloyi has met the communications ministry's director general Mamodupi Mohlala to try and resolve problems around her dismissal.

Communications mum on DG

2010-09-26 20:27

The communications department has been unable to confirm a report that axed director general Mamodupi Mohlala intends returning to work.

Zuma 'reprimands' Nyanda over Gama

2010-09-01 16:07

President Jacob Zuma has "reprimanded" Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda for his statement backing former Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama.

Nyanda's fired DG redeployed

2010-08-26 16:30

UPDATED: The axed director general in the department of communication, Mamodupi Mohlala, will be reinstated at another department, according to a statement.

Nyanda firm granted protest tender

2010-08-15 12:08

A company partly owned by Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda was given a R20m contract to investigate service delivery protests in Mpumalanga, reports City Press.

Communications minister exonerated

2010-08-11 22:00

The Public Protector has essentially exonerated Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda following allegations that he benefited from a Transnet contract.

Sentech hijacked

2010-08-01 08:56

The auditors of a company owned by Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda is at the centre of financial mismanagement and irregular expenditure allegations at Sentech.

DG tells of minister’s midnight SMS

2010-07-28 07:32

The axed director general of the department of communications claims Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda gave her illegal instructions on tenders.

General dissent

2010-07-26 23:19

Was Nyanda's ex-DG incompetent - or is she an honest victim of a government that seems increasingly crooked, asks Simon Dingle.

Govt not acting on splurging - DA

2010-07-18 22:22

The DA says the government seemingly isn't serious about ending wasteful expenditure.

ANC to deal with Nyanda, Vavi spat

2010-06-26 20:00

The ANC says it will deal politically with the defamatory statement made against Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda by Cosatu secretary general, Zwelinzima Vavi.

Transnet moves to fire Gama

2010-06-14 12:39

Transnet will ask for its suspended freight rail CEO Siyabonga Gama to be dismissed, says Minister of Public Enterprises Barbara Hogan.

80 000 phones handed out

2010-06-08 17:08

The government has handed 80 000 cellphones to the police and health ministries in a bid to beef up World Cup communications.

Sadtu pledges support for Vavi

2010-06-05 22:45

The SA Teachers' Democratic Trade Union has resolved that it would defend the Cosatu leader Zwelinzima Vavi, an official says.

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