ARTICLES RELATING TO GOVERNMENT SPENDING

Zuma's wives' cars: Presidency to review benefits

2016-05-27 12:14

President Jacob Zuma will be reviewing the transport benefits of his wives after it was revealed that the SAPS has spent R8.6m buying luxury cars for them in the last five years.

Police spend R8m on luxury cars for Zuma wives

2016-05-24 14:17

The SAPS has spent more than R8m on eleven cars for President Jacob Zuma’s wives over the last five years.

Parties continue to weigh in on VVIP jet

2016-05-12 14:28

Political parties have continued to weigh in on the defence department’s plan to buy a VVIP jet for the presidency, questioning whether the country can afford it.

Hawks to get financial independence from SAPS

2016-04-21 18:30

The Hawks will in future get their funding directly from the Treasury, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko says.

R378m prisons tender 'was above board' - company

2016-04-14 18:25

Integritron Integrated Solutions says that there was no conflict of interest, and that everything was above board, when the Department of Correctional Services awarded them an "irregular" tender of R378m.

Correctional Services tried to overpay R300m for IT system

2016-04-13 18:10

The Department of Correctional Services wanted to overpay a company by more than R300m for providing IT services that should have cost the taxpayer R50m, Parliament's Standing Committee on Appropriations has heard.

Zuma must know no one is above the law - Cope

2016-03-31 09:44

The Constitutional Court's judgment on the Nkandla matter is important as it could show that no one, including President Jacob Zuma, is above the Constitution, the Congress of the People said on Thursday.

Treasury's missed opportunities for Budget 2016

2016-03-14 11:05

Could finance minister Pravin Gordhan have done more to broaden South Africa’s tax base? Charles de Wet, Head of Indirect Tax for PwC Africa, considers the missed opportunities.

Infrastructure, health, education prioritised in Gauteng's R100bn budget

2016-03-08 12:04

Most of Gauteng province's R103.4bn budget over the next three years will be directed towards building roads, hospitals, clinics, schools and maintaining existing public property, Finance MEC Barbara Creecy says.

Will cutting Zuma's fat save SA from junk status?

2016-02-21 18:47

Slashing the size of President Jacob Zuma’s bloated Cabinet came up as one of many measures that business raised that could help avert a credit rating downgrade.

 

R39bn Gauteng education budget passed

2016-05-26 20:08

The Gauteng education department has passed a R39bn budget, but not without strong criticism from opposition parties.

Unreasonable rates, taxes debts must be cancelled - EFF

2016-05-22 21:14

Unreasonable debts in rates and taxes should be cancelled for the poor immediately, the EFF says.

Fund for black property developers only – Ramokgopa

2016-04-21 21:56

A fund is being set up to ensure black property developers benefit from Tshwane’s inner city regeneration programme, says Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa.

Malunga raps Durban over knuckles for Nicki Manaj concert

2016-04-15 17:30

Deputy Public Protector Kevin Malunga has criticised the eThekwini municipality for using public resources to host American rapper Nicki Minaj while Kennedy Road informal settlement’s residents live in squalor.

Exclusive: R378m prisons tender scandal

2016-04-14 06:01

In its first bold move, South Africa's new tender regulator has instructed the prisons department to cancel an "irregular" tender of R378m awarded to an ANC benefactor.

Butterworth swimming pool a ruined pipe dream

2016-04-01 12:59

A R9m public swimming pool in Butterworth is still unfinished and empty, and no progress has been made on its construction in spite of promises by the Eastern Cape government.

INFOGRAPHIC: 10 explanations for the Nkandla upgrades

2016-03-31 09:27

The Constitutional Court is set to hand down judgment in the Nkandla case. Here are 10 explanations Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi gave for the Nkandla upgrades.

eThekwini to spend R450 000 on dinner, breakfast Down Under

2016-03-09 13:22

eThekwini Mayor James Nxumalo and a delegation of six officials are expected to travel to Sydney for a dinner and breakfast - at a cost of R450 000.

WATCH: E-tolls slayer warns Gordhan not to raise taxes

2016-02-23 07:22

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been urged not to hike taxes and instead focus on cutting down on the size and cost of government, and privatise state owned enterprises.

One capital has been on the cards for years - Radebe

2016-02-18 14:19

President Jacob Zuma's announcement that the country should look at having one capital had been in the works for years, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says.

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