Mugabe caves in on public service job cuts plan

2016-12-07 09:48

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has finally given in on a job cuts proposal which aimed to reduce the 96.8% of revenue spent on civil servants' salaries

SA’s future? A blindfolded government = Zimbabwe’s lost generation

2016-07-12 17:48

Cathy Buckle reflects on Zimbabwe’s recent National Shutdown Day - the day ordinary citizens took a stand against almost 20 years of government’s strong hand.

Civil servants fail to declare interests

2014-10-08 19:42

Not all civil servants in Gauteng declare their business interests, which means they have something to hide, says the Public Service Commission.

The cancer of corruption

2013-06-28 07:37

Graft will flourish while leaders show taxpayers the finger, says Mzwandile Jacks.

National budget 'spent on civil servants'

2012-11-28 12:18

The government has misled South Africans about how much of the national budget is spent on the salaries of civil servants, Prophet Analytics claims.

Civil service fraud cost SA R300m

2012-07-23 13:37

The state lost R300m through fraud and misconduct by civil servants in financial year 2009/10, says Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.

Govt breaks off civil servants wage talks

2012-06-14 08:54

The government has terminated negotiations after "losing patience" with 1.3 million state workers seeking above-inflation pay rises, a union official says.

Swaziland struggles to pay salaries

2011-11-09 15:27

Swaziland will battle to find funds for civil servants' salaries this month, Finance Minister Majozi Sithole says, as the country slips deeper into crisis.


Learning from history – when wealth accrues to public office, disaster follows

2016-07-18 17:36

England's disease, said Benjamin Franklin, was a system which made public office the way to wealth and privilege, creating “avarice” in those wanting and occupying such positions.

Nene: Cutting govt jobs a step too far

2014-10-23 14:58

Cutting rather than freezing the size of government’s bureaucracy is beyond the mandate of the National Treasury, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Government key in creating jobs

2013-12-15 18:35

If the government is serious about capping the size of the civil service, new jobs may go from scarce to nonexistent.

Uncivil servants

2013-05-24 07:26

SA needs state employees who respect the public, says Mzwandile Jacks.

Sisulu: Civil servants not always civil

2012-09-26 08:52

Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says some civil servants find it acceptable to catch forty winks at work or to assault others.

Public sector negotiations to continue

2012-06-24 13:25

Wage negotiations between the government and civil servants will continue this week, say the public service ministry.

More curbs mooted on civil servants' gifts

2012-03-28 12:22

The government is examining ways to better regulate the acceptance of gifts by public servants.

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