Arms deal cost R46.6bn - report

2014-04-10 08:37

A Treasury official has revealed that South Africa's controversial arms deal cost over R46.6bn, according to a report.

Gordhan: No wasting of taxpayers' money

2014-04-07 14:17

The government owes it to taxpayers to spend their money wisely, honestly and efficiently, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Gordhan: No money for govt perks

2014-04-02 05:30

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has cracked the whip on state spending, saying government should live modestly and no extra money will be provided for new perks.

Defence man set to be 1st Nkandla scapegoat - report

2014-03-27 12:09

The defence department will probably be the first government department to take internal disciplinary steps against one of its senior generals in the aftermath of the Nkandla scandal, according to a report.

KZN unauthorised expenditure jumps 352%

2014-03-20 20:45

KwaZulu-Natal showed a 352% increase in unauthorised expenditure over the previous year from R265m to R1.2bn, according to the SA Institute of Race Relations.

ANC won't apologise for Nkandla - Mantashe

2014-03-20 12:13

The ANC says it will not apologise for the findings of the Nkandla report as this is not related to the ANC itself, but if an apology is needed, it can come from the president or relevant ministers.

Nkandla dominates newspaper editorials

2014-03-20 09:28

Editorial comment in South Africa's newspapers has ranged from Beeld calling President Jacob Zuma a "national scandal", to The New Age questioning the roles of other "key staff in the presidency".

Nkandla: It's a swimming pool, not a fire pool

2014-03-19 14:18

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela refers to a "swimming pool" throughout her report into upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla residence.

10 key aspects of Madonsela's Nkandla report

2014-03-19 13:35

Here are 10 things worth knowing about Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's 450-page report on the security upgrade at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home.

Madonsela: Zuma misled Parliament, must pay

2014-03-19 12:58

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has found that President Jacob Zuma misled Parliament when he claimed that the Zuma family was responsible for the cost of buildings in his private homestead in Nkandla.

Eastern Cape in Madiba memorial scandal

2014-03-19 10:08

The Eastern Cape government allegedly spent millions of rands meant for much-needed social development on matters connected to Nelson Mandela’s memorials, according to a report.

Finances at 4 metro municipalities a mess

2014-02-02 11:04

Four metropolitan municipalities have failed to achieve clean audits from the Auditor General in the past financial year.

Northern Cape govt launches own flight service

2014-01-23 10:48

The Northern Cape government has launched its own air service in Kimberly to fly VIPs, government officials and private sector passengers across the province, an official says.

North West probes Modise's car purchase

2014-01-10 07:24

The North West legislature says it has set up a sub-committee to probe the procurement processes followed in purchasing a BMW worth R1.3m for premier Thandi Modise.

Public funds waste disturbs accounting body

2014-01-08 07:32

The disregard shown for the finance minister's public sector austerity measures is cause for concern, says the Association of Public Accounts Committees.

Premier's new BMW 'not a snub at Gordhan'

2014-01-06 10:09

North West Premier Thandi Modise's office has defended the acquisition of a R1.3m BMW, saying the vehicle was ordered before Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's call for cost-cutting.

Nkandla: DA may move to impeach Zuma

2013-12-04 15:35

The DA says it will move to have President Jacob Zuma impeached and removed from office if it becomes clear that he deliberately misled MPs over spending on his Nkandla residence.

Corruption remains high in SA - index

2013-12-03 13:21

Perceived levels of corruption in South Africa remain high, with the country being ranked 72nd out of 177 countries, according to the 2013 Corruption Perception Index.

Clarity sought on Nkandla report

2013-11-30 16:17

Opposition parties have called for clarity from Public Protector Thuli Madonsela on her findings relating to President Jacob Zuma's homestead in Nkandla.

Parties react to 'damning' Nkandla report

2013-11-29 12:15

Opposition parties have reacted to the publication of the key findings of the provisional report into the upgrade to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead, calling for the president to be held fully accountable.

Mkhize to pay back flight costs if asked

2013-11-26 07:48

Former KwaZulu-Natal premier Zweli Mkhize says he will repay government funds incurred when he flew on private jets on personal business, should the current premier ask him to do so.

Mkhize spent R1.2m on chartered flights

2013-11-21 08:49

Former KwaZulu-Natal premier Zweli Mkhize used 45 chartered planes and helicopters at a cost of R1.2m between 2010 and 2013, according to a report.

The man behind Zuma's mansion

2013-11-15 10:23

The architect who was paid R18m from the public purse for the upgrade to the president’s Nkandla home uses a run-down residential home for an office, and works part-time as a pig farmer, according to a report.

Protector: Zuma appointed Nkandla architect

2013-11-14 09:02

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has implicated President Jacob Zuma directly in her report on the state’s spending of R206m at his private Nkandla estate.

Politicians face the credit snip

2013-11-10 20:23

Government officials have less than a week left to run up credit card bills at taxpayers’ expense.


Hawks probing theft from Mandela burial funds

2014-04-07 19:10

The Hawks are investigating reports that the girlfriend of an Eastern Cape ANC official received R350 000 from funds earmarked for the burial of former president Nelson Mandela.

Gigaba: Zuma concerned about Nkandla costs

2014-04-07 09:47

President Jacob Zuma is concerned about the escalation in costs of security upgrades at his private home in Nkandla, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Nkandla officials must be held accountable - Cosatu

2014-03-27 12:16

Cosatu has called for action against anyone guilty of wasting or mismanaging public funds in the security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead.

What will Freedom Day money be spent on?

2014-03-24 08:05

Millions of rands have been budgeted for Freedom Day celebrations but it is unclear what the money will actually be spent on, a report says.

Nkandla report will hit investor confidence

2014-03-20 18:09

The Nkandla report will severely impact international investors' confidence in the government, says the National Employers' Association of South Africa.

Zuma impeachment call premeditated - ANC

2014-03-20 10:50

A call for President Jacob Zuma's impeachment over the Nkandla report was a premeditated decision by opposition parties, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

Nkandla: Zuma could have saved taxpayers money

2014-03-19 18:08

President Jacob Zuma could have saved a substantial amount of public money had he questioned the costs of the Nkandla renovations, says the Public Protector.

Govt to respond to Nkandla report

2014-03-19 13:59

Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj has declined to comment on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's Nkandla report, saying a media briefing will be held at 15:00.

Zuma accepted Nkandla upgrades - Madonsela

2014-03-19 13:21

President Jacob Zuma "tacitly accepted" the implementation of all upgrades at his Nkandla home, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report into the matter has revealed.

Protector: Zuma family benefited from upgrades

2014-03-19 12:52

President Jacob Zuma and his family unduly benefited from the upgrades made to his private Nkandla home by an estimated R246m, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has found.

High noon for Jacob Zuma

2014-03-19 10:08

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's long-awaited and heavily contested report into the Nkandla upgrade is set to be released - but experts predict that President Jacob Zuma is likely to survive unscathed.

Cele could delay Madonsela's Nkandla report

2014-01-31 11:33

Former police commissioner Bheki Cele has requested documents and time to respond to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s allegations that he failed to stop wasteful spending at Nkandla, it has been reported.

Tshwane confirms funding Zuma escort

2014-01-20 12:09

The City of Tshwane has confirmed that its metro police department had escorted President Jacob Zuma and deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe out of the province for an ANC election campaign last week.

Scopa to probe premier's R1.3m car deal

2014-01-08 16:10

Scopa North West will meet Public Works MEC Raymond Elisha to discuss the purchase of a luxury car for Premier Thandi Modise.

Modise's R1.3m car 'an insult to the poor'

2014-01-06 14:32

North West Premier Thandi Modise's excuse for buying a R1.3m BMW 750i is a slap in the face for the people of the province, the DA says.

North West premier splurges on R1.3m car

2014-01-05 09:37

North West Premier Thandi Modise has reportedly ignored a Cabinet directive against splurging on luxury vehicles, treating herself to a luxury BMW.

ANC wants Nkandla report released

2013-12-03 14:25

The ANC has called for Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's final report into the security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead to be released to the public with immediate effect.

Ministers disagree over Nkandla - report

2013-12-02 08:56

Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwinti and Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi have contradicted each other regarding the sale of houses at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead, according to a report.

Petition to impeach Zuma over Nkandla

2013-11-29 14:55

A petition has been started to impeach President Jacob Zuma over his involvement in the Nkandla scandal.

R9.57bn in taxpayers' money wasted - DA

2013-11-27 15:44

At least R9.57bn of taxpayers’ money has been spent wastefully by government and the Parliamentary watchdog Scopa has been useless in stopping it.

Newspapers defy Nkandla pictures order

2013-11-22 10:20

National newspapers have published photographs of President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead, despite a warning that it is illegal to do so.

Madonsela gives update on Nkandla report

2013-11-20 11:48

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has given an update on her investigation into the upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead.

2 separate properties at Nkandla - report

2013-11-14 13:02

There are two separate properties at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla residence, one private and the other state-owned, according to a report released by the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence.

KZN town a model of cost-cutting success

2013-11-11 12:15

The ANC-controlled town of Newcastle has been praised for having no debt and a booming economy, as well as banning free lunches and photocopied meeting agendas.

eThekwini mayoral fleet to get 6 new cars

2013-10-29 11:25

The acquisition of six new cars for Durban’s mayoral fleet is expected to top the agenda at an eThekwini meeting.

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