ARTICLES RELATING TO GOVERNMENT SPENDING

Swanky fleet of Mercs for Zwelithini's wives - report

2015-04-05 12:38

The Zulu monarchy, which last year overspent its annual budget, is reportedly set to issue six new Mercedes Benz sedans, worth a collective R5m, to the King’s six wives.

Meet the health dept adviser who earns more than Zuma

2015-04-02 09:25

A consultant who has been employed by the KwaZulu-Natal Health Department since 2010 has earned more than President Jacob Zuma, bagging at least R15m during the past five years.

Dhlomo's use of helicopter valid - Madonsela

2015-03-31 05:00

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has dismissed charges against KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo, who was accused of commandeering an air ambulance to attend a funeral.

Minister covers up advisor's R1m spending spree

2015-03-01 08:45

A forensic audit has found Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant's special advisor, Herbert Mkhize, fleeced Nedlac by more than R1m - but the minister kept this under wraps.

Officials subpoenaed in Mandela funeral funds probe

2015-02-21 07:40

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's office has subpoenaed senior Eastern Cape politicians and officials as part of the investigation into the misuse of funds relating to former president Nelson Mandela's funeral.

KZN defends spending R3m on Senzo Meyiwa funeral

2015-02-03 08:41

The office of the KwaZulu-Natal premier has justified spending R3m on slain Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa’s funeral, saying it was in recognition of his contribution to the country.

Read the judgment: DA SMS battle

2015-01-19 13:44

The Constitutional Court has upheld an appeal by the DA against an Electoral Court ruling that the opposition party could not publish an SMS saying President Jacob Zuma stole taxpayer's money.

Nkandla: Official gets 2-month suspension

2014-12-28 14:47

A senior public works department employee has become the first official involved in the upgrades of President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead to take the fall for the R246m project, according to a report.

Obama bill wards off govt shutdown threat

2014-12-17 16:30

US President Barack Obama has signed a $1.1trn spending bill passed by Congress that has lifted the threat of a government shutdown.

75% of govt depts didn't get clean audit - AG

2014-11-26 15:33

A quarter of national and provincial departments and entities received a clean audit opinion last year, Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has announced.

 

Storm brewing over Zuma's new VIP jets

2015-04-05 11:16

A storm is brewing over the acquisition of new VIP jets for President Jacob Zuma and his Cabinet at a reported cost of R2bn.

R90k floor for rural KZN school storeroom

2015-04-01 14:55

A pre-fabricated storeroom in a rural KwaZulu-Natal school will have trappings of opulence, with a R90 000 tender for imported Swedish Redwood to repair an ageing floor.

Madonsela clears Mbalula of impropriety

2015-03-30 16:50

There is no impropriety regarding the many trips undertaken by Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula and his deputy, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has announced.

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An expert says he hopes Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene announces a ratings index or score card to measure the state's ability to deliver on its budget objectives.

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Presidency's budget overspend raises eyebrows

2015-02-04 11:14

The presidency received R6m in legal bills for 2010/11 against a budget of R1m, while unauthorised spend of R45m has been discussed in parliament, says a report.

Govt spent R10m on The New Age ads - DA

2015-02-01 14:24

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has defended government's advertising spending after criticism from opposition party the DA.

Surprise over official's Nkandla trial plea deal

2014-12-31 12:16

The guilty plea deal reached by a senior public works official for his involvement in the Nkandla scandal has reportedly caught everyone by surprise.

Ramaphosa ditches official flights for holiday

2014-12-21 14:22

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken a commercial flight for his family holiday in Havana, Cuba, even though he was entitled to use an official aircraft,a report says.

Nene hints at action on govt cuts

2014-11-27 07:00

The February budget is likely to give more meat to cuts in government spending, including withdrawing funding for a large portion of vacant posts.

Arms deal inquiry cost taxpayers R80m

2014-11-25 17:26

Taxpayers have forked out over R80m so far to fund the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into allegations of corruption in the multi-billion rand 1999 arms deal, Justice Minister Mike Masutha has revealed.

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