ARTICLES RELATING TO GOVERNMENT SPENDING

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.

EFF to take Zuma and Cabinet to court over Nkandla

2015-06-01 07:46

The EFF wants to take legal action against President Jacob Zuma and Cabinet ministers regarding their Nkandla report, saying it is "laughable and against the law" for Police Minister Nathi Nhleko to suggest that Zuma pay nothing.

KZN's public entity CEOs pocket R24.5m a year

2015-05-28 06:16

The chief executives tasked with running the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government’s 12 public entities earn a cool R24.5m a year.

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.

 

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.

Unions slam new govt wage move as 'abominable'

2015-06-02 17:25

Public sector unions have threatened to abandon a recent wage hike deal after the government clawed back to 6.4% from the 7% agreed on last month.

Maimane tweets extract of Nkandla report

2015-05-28 13:37

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has tweeted a photo of a page from the police minister's report on the upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's private home in Nkandla ahead of its release to the media.

2022 Commonwealth Games would cost KZN R1.1bn

2015-05-27 06:57

It will cost the KwaZulu-Natal government nearly R1.1bn if Durban is selected to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, according to a report tabled before the eThekwini municipality’s executive committee.

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.

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