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Returns on civil servant pensions beat other asset managers - PIC

2019-10-15 11:48

The Public Investment Corporation is committed to restoring "sound corporate governance" at the institution, members of Parliament have heard.

IPID admits 'a few cases' were prematurely closed in Gauteng

2019-10-10 21:47

Despite admitting that there were "a few cases" in Gauteng where the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) didn't do proper investigations before cases were closed, the police watchdog questioned the whistleblower's credibility before the Portfolio Committee on Police.

Prasa financials too disorganised to audit - AG

2019-10-09 21:20

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has given Prasa a disclaimer of opinion in its 2018/19 annual report, saying management did not properly account for assets, fare revenue and other financial information.

Audit reports read like an SOS from SOEs, Parliament hears

2019-10-09 05:00

Irregular expenditure among the entities under the Department of Public Enterprises went from R31.4bn in the 2017/18 financial year to R86.2bn in the 2018/19 financial year.

Shivambu to be reported to Parliament's ethics committee over wedding funds report

2019-10-07 17:08

The DA will report EFF chief whip Floyd Shivambu to Parliament's ethics committee after allegations that money from a slush fund was used to pay for his wedding in 2017.

Public hearings on NHI Bill to start in October

2019-09-22 20:14

With public hearings on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill set to begin in October, the chairperson of the portfolio committee on health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, has written to all parties represented in the National Assembly.

Shebeens are centres of death, says Cele as he warns of budget cuts for police

2019-09-18 18:29

Any form of a budget cut will affect the performance of the police, Police Minister Bheki Cele has told MPs.

Civil society wants parties to disclose donations of under R100 000

2019-09-17 22:11

Several civil society organisations want political parties to disclose donations under R100 000.

Tax laws to be tightened next year following Nugent findings, Parly hears

2019-09-17 13:49

Draft legislation to tighten governance at the SA Revenue Service will be tabled early next year.

Ramaphosa to consult Parliament on new approaches to tackle GBV

2019-09-13 22:18

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for a joint sitting of Parliament as well as the National Council of Provinces to deliberate new approaches to combat gender-based violence.

 

Why SA has a shortage of doctors and nurses

2019-10-14 21:12

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says the demand for health services in South Africa is increasing and funds to address the change are limited mainly due to the continuous rise of immigration and the increasing burden of disease.

Why police guns can't be tracked, which makes it lucrative for criminals

2019-10-09 22:38

Some police firearms can't be tracked because of problems with a system owned by a corruption-linked company, the Portfolio Committee on Police heard on Wednesday.

'I won't fail to try' says Eskom boss as financial performance slides

2019-10-09 14:26

Eskom’s net loss after tax went up to R21bn from R2.3bn in the previous year.

Treasury entities' irregular spend reaches R1bn

2019-10-08 22:15

The state entities which fall under National Treasury incurred a combined R1bn in irregular expenditure in the 2018-19 financial year - with the biggest contributors being SARS and Treasury itself.

SABC suffers R482m loss, spends R81m on interest, penalties

2019-09-30 20:21

The losses follow a period of SABC executives warning government and Parliament that the public service broadcaster needed financial assistance if it were to continue operating optimally, according to its annual report.

Time for talk is over, says Ramaphosa on GBV and xenophobia

2019-09-18 19:56

The government will reallocate R1.1bn in additional funding this financial year to dispel the "dark and heavy shadow" of gender-based violence that has been cast across the country, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced.

Save the ANC from companies like Bosasa – Malema on insourcing

2019-09-18 10:36

The EFF leader says insourcing will build the capacity of state entities to continue functioning and create secure jobs for employees of contractors that government already uses.

DA proposes private member's bill to curb gender-based violence

2019-09-17 16:27

The DA plans to introduce a private member's bill it believes will "strengthen the powers granted to courts and the SAPS to provide essential safeguards" to the most vulnerable amid the recent spate of femicide and rape.

Parliament calls for more sensitivity from SAPS around rape cases

2019-09-16 22:44

The South African Police Service (SAPS) needs to be more sensitive when dealing with rape victims, according to Nonhlanhla Ncube-Ndaba, chairperson for the portfolio committee on women, youth and persons with disabilities.

Ahead of next week's rate decision, Kganyago warns parliament of weak economy

2019-09-12 09:01

South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago told members of the committee that economic activity was weak and that there was insufficient investment to support job creation.

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