Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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The Department of Water and Sanitation has set aside R341 million for the resuscitation of all wastewater treatment infrastructure in the Vaal
The contract of Mhlathuze Water's suspended chief executive officer Sibusiso Makhanya has been terminated.
The embattled Department of Water and Sanitation is suffering from a leadership crisis as many officials in top posts have either been suspended or have "run away" from probes into corruption, says Minister Gugile Nkwinti.
Water and sanitation officials who were involved in dodgy practices that contributed to the department's R6.7bn in irregular spending last year are to be given a second chance, Minister of Water and Sanitation Gugile Nkwinti has said.
New Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti has conceded to MPs that the department he had inherited earlier this year from Nomvula Mokonyane is "a mess".
New Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti wants to bring his ailing department centre stage and elevate it to the level it once was under former minister Kader Asmal.
Families which were forcibly removed from District Six during the apartheid era want answers from the land reform department.
The slow pace of land reform has been lamented when Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti delivered his department's budget to the National Assembly.
Land reform minister Gugile Nkwinti says the country needs clarity on the ruling party's current stance on land, and the ANC is still guided by the provisions in the Constitution.
New study reveals major flaws in government’s redistribution programme
The Department of Water and Sanitation needs to focus on the system of water licences in order to fully transform the water sector, emerging farmers have told the department.
The department of water and sanitation says it is monitoring the performance of over 40 sewerage plants that do not meet minimum standards.
Building firms have been urged to come up with a model to empower black practitioners big and small.
Some officials in the bankrupt Department of Water and Sanitation wore shoes that cost R20 000, while some South Africans did not even have water, MP Patrick Chauke has said.
Rand Water says it will once again reduce the bulk water supply to the Emfuleni Local Municipality after it failed to reach a settlement on the payment of a R419m debt.
There are currently 6 607 land claims outstanding in South Africa, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti told Parliament.
Almost two million hectares of land have been transferred to communal property associations and trusts since 1994.
Trade union Solidarity recommends that the controversial Agricultural Land Holdings Bill be put on hold until a more rigorous analysis has been conducted and subjected to public scrutiny.
A new bill that will set out unique land ceilings for various districts in the country has been published in the Government Gazette for public comment.
A single law should be developed to address the issue of land restitution without compensation, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says.
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