ARTICLES RELATING TO GOVERNMENT SPENDING

Municipality sues Trust for R22m in unpaid rates

2015-07-29 19:03

In an attempt to call the Ingonyama Trust to heel, the Mandeni Municipality has turned to the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg to recover more than R22m in unpaid rates.

DA to oppose Nhleko's findings on Nkandla

2015-07-19 14:39

The DA will use the ad hoc committee considering Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's report on Nkandla to reject its findings, party leader Mmusi Maimane says.

SA, Africa benefiting from Brics - Zuma

2015-07-09 21:23

South Africa and the African continent have benefited from economic co-operation with Brics partners, President Jacob Zuma says.

Our locomotives are best in the world - Prasa

2015-07-06 16:44

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA says the locomotives it acquired are the best in the world, and they are suited for local tracks.

SA's R600 million train blunder

2015-07-05 07:27

SA railways officials have imported brand new locomotives from Europe worth hundreds of millions of rand despite explicit warnings that the trains are not suited for local rail lines.

Govt sells Vodacom stake to fund Eskom

2015-07-01 08:12

The government has sold its 13.91% stake in Vodacom to help fund the R23bn allocation to Eskom, says the National Treasury.

Cosatu signs controversial new govt wage deal

2015-06-26 09:16

Unions which represent 52% of public sector employees have signed a new wage deal restoring a 7% hike and pegging future increases to Treasury inflation estimates.

Contracts worth R165m awarded to Free State councillors and their families

2015-06-10 14:38

More than 200 municipal contracts in the Free State have been awarded to councillors, employees and close family in the past year, the Auditor General says.

State wage bill to cost SA R61bn

2015-06-08 10:18

A new three-year deal to increase wages for public servants will cost the country R61bn, says acting Public Service and Administration Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

Nene tables bills to help Eskom

2015-06-04 15:35

Finance Minster Nhlanhla Nene has tabled a bill which is set to approve a R23bn bailout to Eskom, and an amendment which will effectively write off a R60bn loan.

 

R6m SANDF houses at Nkandla dirty, unfurnished

2015-07-22 12:34

The 21 two-bedroom SANDF houses, costing R6m each, located outside the perimeter of President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home appear dirty and unfurnished, a News24 reporter on the scene says.

Mayor’s ‘fruitless’ splurge

2015-07-13 10:14

Greytown mayor Thami Ngubane has been lambasted by opposition parties for using taxpayers’ money to fund his personal accommodation, transport and security.

Mchunu defends Zulu king's R2.8m travel bill

2015-07-09 06:58

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu has defended Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini's R2.8m travel bill, saying a thorough analysis was done to ascertain his travel plans.

Almost R3m spent on Zulu king's private flights: report

2015-07-05 09:55

Taxpayers have reportedly forked out almost R3 million on private flights for Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini to attend social and official engagements - despite the monarch blowing his annual budget and receiving a bailout earlier this year.

What is the nature of Vodacom transaction - DA

2015-07-01 16:10

While the DA is "cautiously optimistic" about the government selling its 13.91% stake in Vodacom to the Public Investment Corporation, the party says it has a number of concerns regarding the nature of the transaction.

Govt confirms Cosatu signs 7% wage deal

2015-06-26 11:41

Cosatu has agreed to a 7% salary adjustment for 2015/16 and CPI plus 1% in 2016/17 and 2017/18, says the Department of Public Service and Administration.

Nkandla architect rejects ‘irrelevant’ late documents

2015-06-24 10:04

Lawyers for Nkandla architect Minenhle Makhanya have rejected an “eleventh hour” offer of three previously classified documents held by the SA National Defence Force.

No clean audits for Free State municipalities

2015-06-10 14:27

Not a single Free State municipality achieved a clean audit last year, partly because almost 60% of chief financial officers were deemed incompetent, according to the Auditor General.

Presidency on Zuma's salary hike: He does care

2015-06-05 16:01

Despite getting a salary increase of R130 000 annually, or 5%, President Jacob Zuma insists he is sensitive to the country's social and economic conditions.

Fireworks expected over motion for more money for Zuma

2015-06-04 15:23

Fireworks are expected in Parliament when a motion over a salary increase for President Jacob Zuma is submitted.

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