ARTICLES RELATING TO GOVERNMENT SPENDING

Minister covers up advisor's R1m spending spree

2015-03-01 08:45

A forensic audit has found Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant's special advisor, Herbert Mkhize, fleeced Nedlac by more than R1m - but the minister kept this under wraps.

Officials subpoenaed in Mandela funeral funds probe

2015-02-21 07:40

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's office has subpoenaed senior Eastern Cape politicians and officials as part of the investigation into the misuse of funds relating to former president Nelson Mandela's funeral.

KZN defends spending R3m on Senzo Meyiwa funeral

2015-02-03 08:41

The office of the KwaZulu-Natal premier has justified spending R3m on slain Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa’s funeral, saying it was in recognition of his contribution to the country.

Read the judgment: DA SMS battle

2015-01-19 13:44

The Constitutional Court has upheld an appeal by the DA against an Electoral Court ruling that the opposition party could not publish an SMS saying President Jacob Zuma stole taxpayer's money.

Nkandla: Official gets 2-month suspension

2014-12-28 14:47

A senior public works department employee has become the first official involved in the upgrades of President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead to take the fall for the R246m project, according to a report.

Obama bill wards off govt shutdown threat

2014-12-17 16:30

US President Barack Obama has signed a $1.1trn spending bill passed by Congress that has lifted the threat of a government shutdown.

75% of govt depts didn't get clean audit - AG

2014-11-26 15:33

A quarter of national and provincial departments and entities received a clean audit opinion last year, Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has announced.

SA cabinet costs three times as much as UK’s

2014-11-25 14:45

As the cost of President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet balloons, News24 looks at how much other countries spend on their ministers and members of parliament.

Top SANDF official first victim of Nkandla project

2014-11-20 08:38

Lieutenant-General Vejay Ramlakan, former SANDF surgeon-general and one of the alleged planners of the Nkandla project, has become the first victim of the scheme, after being told his services are no longer required.

Tshwane employees get R15m in takeaways

2014-11-19 07:42

About R15m was spent on takeaways for Tshwane municipal employees in a month, a report says.

 
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Presidency's budget overspend raises eyebrows

2015-02-04 11:14

The presidency received R6m in legal bills for 2010/11 against a budget of R1m, while unauthorised spend of R45m has been discussed in parliament, says a report.

Govt spent R10m on The New Age ads - DA

2015-02-01 14:24

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has defended government's advertising spending after criticism from opposition party the DA.

Surprise over official's Nkandla trial plea deal

2014-12-31 12:16

The guilty plea deal reached by a senior public works official for his involvement in the Nkandla scandal has reportedly caught everyone by surprise.

Ramaphosa ditches official flights for holiday

2014-12-21 14:22

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken a commercial flight for his family holiday in Havana, Cuba, even though he was entitled to use an official aircraft,a report says.

Nene hints at action on govt cuts

2014-11-27 07:00

The February budget is likely to give more meat to cuts in government spending, including withdrawing funding for a large portion of vacant posts.

Arms deal inquiry cost taxpayers R80m

2014-11-25 17:26

Taxpayers have forked out over R80m so far to fund the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into allegations of corruption in the multi-billion rand 1999 arms deal, Justice Minister Mike Masutha has revealed.

R1m set aside for officials'pictures

2014-11-20 14:16

The Eastern Cape health department has set aside nearly R1m to have 1 520 framed photographs of Premier Phumulo Masualle and health MEC Pumza Dyantyi at all its health facilities.

City dismisses 'R15m takeaway' report

2014-11-20 05:00

The City of Tshwane has dismissed a media report that R15m was spent on takeaways for municipal employees in a month.

DA wants answers from Mapisa-Nqakula

2014-11-10 16:19

The DA wants National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to order Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to answer questions on SANDF chief Solly Shoke's travel expenses.

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