ARTICLES RELATING TO GOVERNMENT SPENDING

The cost of moving Parliament to Pretoria

2016-02-12 19:30

Moving South Africa’s parliament from Cape Town to Pretoria could cost R7bn and bring a savings of around R500m to R750m a year, according to Cosatu and an economist.

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Halve Cabinet, reallocate R4bn saved - Mmusi Maimane

DA leader Mmusi Maimane thinks the ANC is losing legitimacy and South Africans don't take what the ANC says seriously. He spoke to News24 what are his party's priorities ahead of the State of the Nation Address.

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DA: Handbook will benefit Zuma's 'cronies'

2015-11-29 07:26

The Presidential Handbook does nothing more than hand President Jacob Zuma’s cronies a blank cheque, the DA's shadow minister in the Presidency says.

Another salary increase for Zuma?

2015-11-20 17:43

The Independent Commission on the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers has recommended yet another 5% salary increase for President Jacob Zuma all other public office bearers.

R3m for maintenance on Zuma's residences

2015-11-17 20:15

More than R3m a year has been spent to maintain President Jacob Zuma's residential homes in the 2014/15 financial year, according to a reply to a question by EFF MP Floyd Shivambu.

Maimane to tackle Zuma on 'gravy plane'

2015-11-11 21:57

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has resolved to tackle President Jacob Zuma on the potential acquisition of a R4bn presidential jet.

SA is not the ANC's 'private plaything' - academic

2015-11-09 11:33

South Africa cannot be seen by the ANC to be their "private plaything", an academic has said following President Jacob Zuma's comments that the party comes before the country.

Wage bill dents govt spending plans

2015-10-21 15:02

The public sector wage agreement means departments will need to reallocate spending and there is no room for expanding government employment, says the finance minister.

Health dept spends R24k on 3 office microwaves - report

2015-09-22 13:32

Department of Health officials spent more than R350 000 on appliances for a bureau in Braamfontein, when the devices should have cost a fraction of that, a report says.

Madonsela to probe Maharaj's stay at ministerial estate

2015-08-26 14:57

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's office is to investigate former presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj's stay at a luxury ministerial housing estate in Pretoria.

 

Cost-cutting measures for executive - Zuma

2016-02-11 20:47

President Jacob Zuma has announced some cost-cutting measures to curb wasteful expenditure.

Will we pay more tax in the new year?

2015-12-31 07:30

With a budget deficit, a poor economic growth outlook and two downgrades in South Africa’s credit rating, can we expect another tax hike?

See what Zuma already scores from the taxpayer

2015-11-20 19:31

A recommended increase of R100 000 will take President Jacob Zuma's salary to almost R3m - and this is over and above the other benefits he receives courtesy of the taxpayer.

R9.6bn to keep prisoners behind bars

2015-11-18 19:46

It has cost the Department of Correctional Services R9.8bn to keep prisoners behind bars as well as monitor those on parole in the past five months, a committee in Parliament has been told.

30% of News24 users would solve the water crisis with R4bn

2015-11-12 12:18

We asked News24 users what they would do with R4bn. Some would help with the country’s drought crisis, others would reduce taxes. And some were even tempted by the idea of owning their own presidential jet...

R4bn jet uproar 'sensationalism' - Zuma

2015-11-11 16:42

South Africans have a tendency of sensationalising issues, President Jacob Zuma says in response to reports about the procurement of a new VIP jet for him.

Govt can cover 0% fee hike - political economist

2015-10-27 12:22

The government can redistribute parts of the state fiscus - or possibly defer certain payments - to fund the 0% increase in university fees next year, a political economist says.

SA unlikely to face ratings downgrade - Nene

2015-10-21 14:57

A further rating downgrade for South Africa is unlikely, according to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

NSRI must get more money - Parliament

2015-09-01 21:09

Parliament's portfolio committee on transport has called on government to provide the National Sea Rescue Institute with more money.

R195m bus depot planned for Durban

2015-08-20 10:37

The eThekwini Municipality is set to spend R195m on the construction of a new super depot north of Durban for the city's integrated rapid public transport network.

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