ARTICLES RELATING TO GOVERNMENT SPENDING

EXCLUSIVE: Transnet's new Chinese locomotives 'fail first test'

2017-01-23 09:03

A Transnet contract worth almost R8bn for new Chinese-manufactured locomotives has hit a stumbling block as technical problems have plagued the first of the trains to be delivered.

Too humble to seek a private jet – North West premier

2016-12-09 11:41

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has painted himself as a humble man, saying he is considering taking legal action against those claiming he wants to use taxpayers' money to buy a private jet.

Davies defends R1.26m spent on two official cars

2016-12-07 16:16

The Department of Trade and Industry has dismissed claims that it was extravagant by spending R1.26m on the purchase of two vehicles for Minister Rob Davies.

Ministers, judges and MPs to make patriotic salary sacrifice

2016-11-20 06:01

The very probable 0% salary adjustments for most senior public office bearers will save the state about R100m while municipal councillors’ sub-inflationary increases can save another R100m.

Govt departments dig in their heels at audit outcomes

2016-11-02 11:40

More and more state and provincial departments are contesting audit outcomes without substance and have even threatened his office with legal action, says the auditor general.

Save SA asks Cabinet to scrap special Eskom nuclear talks

2016-11-02 09:02

Civil society campaign Save SA has asked Cabinet not to make any decisions on the proposed nuclear power procurement process during a special meeting in Parliament.

Tzaneen mayor gets his repossessed car back

2016-09-15 12:40

The mayor of Tzaneen’s R1.2m Mercedes-Benz 4x4, which was repossessed due to debt owed to a stationery company, has been returned to him.

We warned you about tall trains – Transnet boss to Prasa

2016-08-29 10:50

A year before Prasa started importing its controversial Afro 4000 locomotives, Transnet warned the agency that the trains were not suited for South Africa and would cause significant safety issues.

SA's millionaire municipal managers rake in the cash

2016-07-07 10:26

The eye-watering amounts that some of South Africa's millionaire municipal managers earn have been revealed to Parliament in a thick document detailing pay and perks for the 2014/15 financial year.

R39bn Gauteng education budget passed

2016-05-26 20:08

The Gauteng education department has passed a R39bn budget, but not without strong criticism from opposition parties.

 

Public Protector asked to probe distribution of Free State drought aid

2017-01-12 10:43

The DA has asked the Public Protector to investigate the distribution of drought aid in the Free State, following allegations of corruption.

Looming crisis for SA healthcare as specialists face 30% pay cut

2016-12-09 08:42

A new overtime policy introduced by the national Department of Health could see some doctors in the public sector facing a pay cut as high as 30% in January.

INFOGRAPHIC: Govt to fork out R7m on 9 luxury cars

2016-12-05 14:41

Government is about to spend R7m on nine new luxury official vehicles for a number of ministers and deputy ministers. Take a look at the new vehicles in store for them.

Irregular expenditure of Des van Rooyen's dept up 184%

2016-11-17 15:08

Under Des van Rooyen’s watch, the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has increased its irregular expenditure by 184%.

Drop in departments with clean audits

2016-11-02 11:15

The audit outcomes of departments are slow to improve, with the percentage of departments with clean audits down from 29% in the previous financial year to 26%.

The tough questions Gordhan is pondering before his mini budget

2016-10-23 21:27

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has given an insight into some of the difficult questions that needed to be answered when he presents his mini budget.

Top Northern Cape officials probed over money laundering scheme

2016-08-31 07:13

The Hawks are investigating after the chief financial officer and an executive manager in the Northern Cape economic development department were implicated in an elaborate corruption and money laundering scheme.

BREAKING: Peters tells Prasa to halt contracts probe

2016-08-24 11:35

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has instructed Prasa to stop its ongoing investigation into contracts worth billions of rands awarded during the tenure of Lucky Montana, Prasa's former CEO.

Zuma's wives' cars: Presidency to review benefits

2016-05-27 12:14

President Jacob Zuma will be reviewing the transport benefits of his wives after it was revealed that the SAPS has spent R8.6m buying luxury cars for them in the last five years.

Police spend R8m on luxury cars for Zuma wives

2016-05-24 14:17

The SAPS has spent more than R8m on eleven cars for President Jacob Zuma’s wives over the last five years.

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