Maseko quits just 6 months into job

2011-07-22 12:12

Themba Maseko has quit as the public service and administration director general after serving just six months on the job.

Media watchers warn of Manyi's past

2011-02-03 22:28

New government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi runs the risk of being bigger news than the story he tells and undermining the post with his continued presidency of the Black Management Forum, commentators say.

Chabane dismisses Manyi complaint

2011-02-03 12:00

A complaint by the Norwegian Embassy against axed labour director general Jimmy Manyi is "neither here nor there", Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane says.

Govt doesn't support media scorecards

2010-12-01 10:30

The government says it will not partake in performance scorecards published in the media as these are unscientific and based on the opinions of individual journalists.

Cabinet outraged by kidney scandal

2010-11-11 11:37

Cabinet has expressed its "outrage" at the kidney transplant scandal uncovered at a Netcare hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, says a government spokesperson.

Goverment denies Cabinet reshuffle

2010-10-24 21:59

Government has denied media reports that key Cabinet members would be reshuffled or replaced, asking that they be afforded the necessary respect and space to work.

'Progress' in fight against crime

2010-09-16 12:10

The latest crime statistics are a "tangible indication" of the government's commitment to create a safe society, Cabinet spokesperson Themba Maseko says.

Zim deportations will 'endanger lives'

2010-09-03 11:40

A human rights organisation has condemned SA's decision to withdraw the special status granted to illegal Zimbabweans, saying deportations will endanger their lives.

Special deal for Zim citizens to end

2010-09-02 11:49

SA's Cabinet has approved a proposal to end the special dispensation for Zimbabwean nationals introduced in April 2009, government spokesperson Themba Maseko says.

State, strikers 'close to parity'

2010-08-23 17:13

There is only one tenth of a percent difference between striking public servants' demands and what the state is offering, says a government spokesperson.

Task team to probe acid water

2010-08-19 13:25

Water Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica has been mandated to urgently convene a special task team to investigate acid water drainage in some provinces.

Dishonest ministers face salary fines

2010-07-27 17:25

Ministers who fail to comply with legislation on the declaration of their private business interests will face financial penalties, says the government.

SA assures visitors' safety

2010-06-10 14:25

The SA government has moved to reassure World Cup visitors that their safety and security remain top priority, a spokesperson says.

Community service not final

2010-05-07 09:11

Despite the Legal Practice Bill being approved, there is no finality about community service for young law graduates, says the government's Themba Maseko.

No plan for Zuma apology

2010-05-06 14:19

President Jacob Zuma is not planning to apologise for violating the executive members' ethics code through failure to declare his interests in time.

All systems go for SWC - govt

2010-04-22 14:22

The latest 2010 FIFA World Cup progress report presented to Cabinet confirms "it is all systems go", government spokesperson Themba Maseko says.

Violent protests 'unacceptable'

2010-03-25 13:13

Cabinet has condemned violent service delivery protests and called on communities to behave responsibly.

Curriculum changes supported

2009-11-05 18:03

Cabinet has given its full support to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's initiative to introduce changes to the national curriculum statement.


Manyi must ignore 'howlers' - ANCYL

2011-02-04 13:34

Newly-appointed government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi should ignore those questioning his appointment and focus on his new job, the ANC Youth League says.

Media watchers warn of Manyi's past

2011-02-03 22:09

New government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi runs the risk of being bigger news than the story he tells and undermining the post with his continued presidency of the Black Management Forum, commentators say.

Controversial DG re-deployed

2011-02-02 16:57

Axed labour department director general Jimmmy Manyi has been moved to a senior post in the Government Communication and Information System.

Classic put-down for ANC Youth League

2010-11-11 18:06

The ANC Youth League in the Northern Cape has earned a witty reprimand from government spokesperson Themba Maseko for its attack on national director of public prosecutions Menzi Simelane.

Cabinet reshuffle - ministers knew

2010-11-02 22:45

All government ministers affected by the cabinet reshuffle were alerted before the public announcement, the Government Communication and Information Systems says.

Solar farm could cost R150bn

2010-09-16 14:13

Eskom's planned solar farm in Upington could cost up to R150bn and will need a huge private capital injection, says government spokesperson Themba Maseko.

Stop disrupting schools - Cabinet

2010-09-16 11:06

Cabinet has called on student bodies to discuss their concerns with education authorities and refrain from disrupting schools and examination sessions.

Stability returns to Zim, SA says

2010-09-02 13:30

The South African government says it believes some form of stability has returned to Zimbabwe and therefore, all Zimbabweans will now be treated like any other foreign national.

Frustrations mount over strike

2010-08-24 14:45

Public frustrations over the civil servants' strike have mounted as pregnant women were turned away from public hospitals.

Cabinet wants meeting with Sanef

2010-08-19 13:25

Cabinet has re-affirmed its commitment to meet with Sanef to discuss "media muzzling perception", government spokesperson Themba Maseko has said.

Higher wages to delay better delivery

2010-08-19 11:08

Government will not be able to improve service delivery if it concedes to the wage demands of striking workers, says spokesperson Themba Maseko.

Department splurges on tickets

2010-06-14 22:08

The department of science and technology has bought 10 FIFA World Cup quarter-final tickets as an incentive for employees.

Boycott call 'ill advised'

2010-06-03 12:00

The call to boycott the World Cup kick-off concert at Orlando Stadium on June 10 is ill-advised, says a government spokesperson.

Municipal bill gets nod

2010-05-06 17:38

Cabinet has approved the Municipal Systems Amendment Bill, which seeks to depoliticise municipalities, says a government spokesperson.

Cabinet lets Zuma off the hook

2010-05-06 13:09

Cabinet has decided not to impose any sanction on President Jacob Zuma for failing to declare his interests in time.

Taxi violence 'won't be tolerated'

2010-03-25 14:12

The government says it is committed to addressing the concerns of the minibus taxi industry, but violence against law-abiding citizens will not be tolerated.

Focus 'needed on local govt'

2010-01-20 13:06

One of government's major weaknesses in the past has been not paying enough attention to local government, says spokesperson Themba Maseko.

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