Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
Staff in Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan's private office amounts earn salaries totaling R16.5m, according to the minister.
"The underpinnings of our economy and our social fabric are facing unprecedented threats from climate change, environmental degradation and the loss of our biodiversity."
Air pollution in the biggest towns in Mpumalanga is regularly higher than that in Beijing and Jakarta, two of the most polluted cities in the world, according to AirVisual, an air-quality monitoring app
Gauteng municipalities are owed approximately R49bn by residents and commercial customers, Finance MEC Barbara Creecy says.
The Gauteng Department of Education will receive the lion's share of the provincial budget in this financial year, says Finance MEC Barbara Creecy.
Of the R250bn allocated in the Gauteng budget over the next three years, the bulk of spend will be directed towards the education and health departments.
Gauteng MEC of Finance, Barbara Creecy says that officials are disciplined for financial mismanagement.
Gauteng is bumping up spending on its broadband programme in a bid to improve its digital capabilities.
While the funding of tertiary education is not in Gauteng's remit, the provincial government has set aside R218m to assist students to pay university and college fees.
By the end of March this year, all Gauteng municipalities had billed 70% of the adjusted R5.1bn budget, Finance MEC Barbara Creecy says.
Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu's private office has a budget of R30.5m for the 2019/20 financial year alone.
The government is reviewing its policy on single-use plastics and intends to be done by the end of this financial year, Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy has revealed in answer to a parliamentary question.
A massive R300m has been set aside for families affected by the Life Esidimeni tragedy who pass a verification process by the Master of the High Court.
Households in Gauteng owe municipalities R31.8bn, making up the lion's share of debt due to municipalities for services and taxes.
The Gauteng government has increased its budget for mental healthcare, Finance MEC Barbara Creecy has said during her budget speech.
South Africa's economic powerhouse Gauteng is forecast to grow by only 0.8% this year, say officials from the province's Treasury department.
Worldwide, tender processes are an avenue for state corruption and state capture to take place, says Gauteng Premier David Makhura.
Most of Gauteng province's R103.4bn budget over the next three years will be directed towards building roads, hospitals, clinics, schools and maintaining existing public property, Finance MEC Barbara Creecy says.
Gauteng will spend R123m in 2015 to subsidise an e-toll fees gap which occurred as a result of the reduced user charge dispensation, it announced during its mini budget.
The weakening current account deficit and rising public debt highlights the need for fiscal consolidation, says Gauteng finance MEC Barbara Creecy.
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