ARTICLES RELATING TO GOVERNMENT SPENDING

State wage deal to cost extra R66bn

2015-05-23 12:13

A wage deal agreed with nurses, teachers and other civil servants will cost the government an additional R66bn, says acting Public Service Minister Nkosinathi Mthethwa.

Public sector: This is best wage deal we could get

2015-05-20 07:38

The government has sealed an agreement with unions to raise public sector wages by 7% this year, averting a potentially crippling strike by 1.3 million workers.

Nkandla process 99% ready, says Mbete

2015-05-14 13:02

The work of the executive was “99% done” and the Nkandla report expected from Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko should be ready for Parliament by next week, Speaker Baleka Mbete says.

Labour Wrap: Reason to be 'Proudly unpatriotic'

2015-05-14 07:33

Skilled South Africans, especially nurses, who choose to work abroad have been accused of being unpatriotic, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Municipality spends nearly R120 000 on fast food

2015-05-12 07:29

A forensic report on an investigation into a KwaZulu-Natal municipality has pointed to nearly R400m in irregular or unauthorised expenditure, including thousands spent on fast food, accommodation and travel.

Labour Wrap: D-Day for govt wage offer

2015-05-07 11:58

This is a time to remember that workers should not be blamed for poor management., says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Free State premier's office defends R8m upgrade

2015-04-29 16:32

Free State Premier Ace Magashule's office has defended the almost R8m spent on remodelling his guest house and swimming pool.

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.

 

Debt is SA's destiny - report

2015-05-22 14:04

Rising government expenditure which outstrips tax revenue can only mean higher taxes and more financial pain for households, says a report.

Goldman Sachs said to advise SA on sale to fund Eskom

2015-05-17 16:25

Goldman Sachs is informally advising the National Treasury on the sale of state assets to raise money for Eskom, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

More wasted on Zuma's Russian jaunt

2015-05-14 10:26

More money was wasted on top of the more than R2m which the state had to pay for the empty plane that was sent to fetch President Jacob Zuma after a weekend visit to Russia.

Public sector pay deal by Friday

2015-05-13 07:38

As union negotiators now await a mandate from their members, indications so far are that the government's revised wage hike offer will be accepted.

Inside Labour: Don't blame workers for poor management

2015-05-08 06:04

The primary blame for lengthy delays in public sector pay talks, rests with the government, says Terry Bell.

R4.6bn set aside for Nelson Mandela Bay housing

2015-04-30 19:02

The government is going to spend a whopping R4.6bn on housing projects in the Nelson Mandela Metro.

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.

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