ARTICLES RELATING TO GOVERNMENT

New York City's soda ban rejected

2014-06-27 10:40

New York state's high court rejected a bid to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries.

Peters' road map for safer roads

2013-09-19 09:09

The ANC government is forging ahead with legislation to cut drivers' legal blood alcohol levels, national transport minister Dipuo Peters has announced.

Violent crime harms SA economy

2013-06-18 09:27

The government has acknowledged that high levels of violent crime in South Africa are having a significant negative impact on the country's economy.

Financial woes threaten local government

2013-02-12 16:56

Local government needs urgent intervention after a report stated that it was riddled with financial woes and corruption, says the SA Municipal Workers' Union.

Anti-ogle screens for freeways

2012-12-31 10:44

Drivers who usually slow down to ogle the gore and damage of a crash scene will be stymied in the UK by these two-metre crash screens.

Oil row reduces MotoGP races

2012-11-26 11:18

MotoGP has dropped Argentina from its calendar after motorcycling bosses ran out of time to solve a row involving Repsol and the Spanish and Argentine governments.

Goverment not doing enough - survey

2012-11-15 15:48

SA youth feel the government is not doing enough to manage labour unrest and is hiding behind the apartheid excuse, according to a survey.

Govt gives reasons for payment delays

2012-11-02 12:02

Incorrect banking details, poor quality of work and tax clearance delays are often behind late payments by the state to suppliers, a public works official says.

'Infrastructure roll out will be different'

2012-10-19 16:16

The government's new infrastructure rollout will be different, say government ministers.

Demand competent leaders, urges Ramphele

2012-09-27 11:50

South Africans are not doing enough to force government to deliver, says academic Mamphela Ramphele, adding there are many ways to ensure taxes are spent properly.

Union: Joint effort needed in bad times

2012-07-25 17:15

The government, business and labour leaders need to work together for South Africa to survive the current turbulent economic times, says trade union Uasa.

Public sector negotiations to continue

2012-06-24 13:25

Wage negotiations between the government and civil servants will continue this week, say the public service ministry.

Criticism and praise after state pulls plug

2012-06-10 16:20

The proposed transaction between Telkom and South Korea’s KT Corporation would have provided Telkom’s capital requirements for three years.

Molewa: Govt seeks partners on green jobs

2012-06-05 18:05

The government is looking for partnerships to create 300 000 new jobs in the green economy, says Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.

Plans to purify acid mine water

2012-04-22 11:51

The mining industry is developing a comprehensive plan to decontaminate around 250 megalitres of acid mine water in Mpumalanga.

E Cape pledges support for auto sector

2012-03-19 17:07

The Eastern Cape government, unions and the automotive industry will join forces to boost the sector, says MEC Mcebisi Jonas.

Zuma: State not main job creator

2012-01-26 17:54

President Jacob Zuma has told the World Economic Forum that the state prepared the right environment for the private sector to generate more jobs.

'Government needs to support entrepreneurs'

2011-12-13 16:18

Sir Richard Branson says that black economic empowerment is a way of eradicating poverty and unemployment.

Cele suspended, 2 ministers sacked

2011-10-24 14:59

Police commissioner General Bheki Cele has been suspended and Sicelo Shiceka and Gwen Mahlangu Nkabinde will leave cabinet, says President Jacob Zuma.

Baloyi challenges business on graft

2011-09-16 11:46

Public Service Minister Richard Baloyi says business should consider whether it is competing or collaborating with the government in the fight against corruption.

Fedusa: Govt not serious about acid water

2011-09-12 17:49

The Federation of Unions of SA has accused the government of not addressing the threat of acid mine drainage.

DA: Govt must do audit before reform

2011-09-12 15:21

Until the government completes a full audit of what land it owns and what condition it is in, land reform will be seriously compromised, says the DA.

Nene: SA at risk from high indebtedness

2011-09-06 12:57

SA's finances are strong, but chronic indebtedness by the government and individuals is a threat if no action is taken, says the deputy finance minister.

Govt plans transport body - report

2011-07-26 08:51

Government plans to set up a body to manage transport investments worth R260bn, according to a media report.

Govt to buy TV air time for ministers

2011-06-14 08:40

Government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi says ministers will appear on television to get their message across.

 

National Health Laboratory Service threatens Gauteng, KZN with service withdrawal due to unpaid debts.

2014-03-24 13:34

South Africa’s largest pathology service may be forced to cease operations in Gauteng and Kwazulu Natal due to non-payment from local government.

May govt revenue up 11.3%

2013-06-28 20:04

Government revenue has been higher by 11.3% in May to R56.4bn after a tiny 0.6% rise in April‚ the Treasury’s exchequer account shows.

Taxpayers to pay for MEC crash?

2013-02-26 11:46

The Eastern Cape provincial treasury will decide who will pay the R171 000 bill for mending MEC Phumulo Masualle's Merc ML 500 after it crashed into a bakkie.

Government losing grip on finances

2013-02-12 08:54
124 comments

Financial controls in government departments and municipalities are slackening, Auditor General Terence Nombembe has found.

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The fight against corruption

2012-12-10 09:14

As part of World Anti-Corruption Day young South Africans were asked what they want the government to do against corruption in their community. Watch.

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Oil row reduces MotoGP races

2012-11-26 11:02

MotoGP has dropped Argentina from its calendar after motorcycling bosses ran out of time to solve a row involving Repsol and the Spanish and Argentine governments.

Reader: No credit for e-tolling

2012-11-05 14:27

Reader Mpapadi Monyela believes that since e-tolls will negatively affect the poor and that drivers should be assessed as to wether they are able to pay tolls.

Reader: What's wrong with SANRAL?

2012-10-29 12:28

Reader DAN GOVENDER asks how the government can expect to charge taxpayers for roads that are poorly maintained.

Loubser: Govt must support SAA

2012-10-17 16:10

If government wants to own an airline it needs to support it financially, former JSE CEO and SA Airways board member Russell Loubser says.

MPs to get huge salary hikes

2012-07-26 10:59

Members of parliament could soon earn as much as R900 000 per annum if President Jacob Zuma accepts a proposed 5.5% salary increase for public office bearers.

So our new top cop is a maid?

2012-07-05 12:00

We need to discuss The Star's cartoon which depicts Mangwashi Phiyega as a domestic worker, planning to "clean house".

So our new top cop is a maid?

2012-06-15 09:41

We need to discuss The Star's cartoon which depicts Mangwashi Phiyega as a domestic worker, planning to "clean house".

Limpopo a collapsed province - DA

2012-06-09 14:26
112 comments

The DA's parliamentary leader, Lindiwe Mazibuko, says Limpopo is, by any reasonable definition, a collapsed province.

Zuma: Government not paying suppliers

2012-05-15 13:52

The government's non-compliance in paying suppliers within 30 days has reached alarming levels, says President Jacob Zuma.

M-Net: Digital TV delays negative

2012-04-17 07:43

Numerous delays of the successful commercial implementation of digital terrestrial television (DTT) in South Africa are having a "uniquely negative impact" on M-Net.

Govt fails to pay schools for poor pupils

2012-02-05 11:44

Some provincial education departments have failed to compensate schools which offer fee exemptions for poor pupils, reports the Sunday Times.

How Limpopo went bankrupt

2012-01-22 11:41

The auditor-general’s report into the state of Limpopo’s affairs reads like a manual on how not to run a government.

Press freedom for parents?

2011-11-22 09:35

How changes to the law could affect you and your children.

DA: Health survey postponed again

2011-09-25 14:32

A survey aimed at gathering crucial health and demographic information in South Africa has been postponed for the fourth consecutive year, says the DA.

Fedusa: Govt not serious about acid water

2011-09-12 17:49

The Federation of Unions of SA has accused the government of not addressing the threat of acid mine drainage.

DA: What happened to 'year of the job'?

2011-09-12 17:08

In February, President Jacob Zuma declared 2011 "the year of the job" but it has turned out to be the opposite, says the DA.

DA: State and labour hold SA back

2011-09-07 16:44

Government and labour-related constraints are limiting the country's competitiveness, says the DA.

Free State’s money mess

2011-08-21 16:30

The Free State department of co-operative government, traditional affairs and human settlements has spent more than half its annual budget to bail out struggling municipalities in the first two months of its financial year.

New job for Jimmy Manyi?

2011-07-25 10:30
75 comments

Speculation is apparently rife in government circles that Cabinet spokesperson Jimmy Manyi could be in line to be appointed the new director general of mineral resources.

Elephant gunning for Zuma?

2011-06-02 00:00

The ANC’s top brass are preparing to hold what’s being billed as a post-mortem of the recent local government elections. However, members of its national executive committee started their past weekend discussions with a very different event on their minds – next year’s party congress.

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