ARTICLES RELATING TO GOVERNMENT

SABC needs R3.2bn government backing to avoid shutdown

2019-06-16 16:52

The government is considering a R3.2bn guarantee for the country's cash-strapped national broadcaster to help it raise money from lenders, according to the Sunday Times.

How government can get its credibility back

2019-03-08 05:00

Real-time transparency in everything government does in the procurement of services and goods can go a long way in solving corruption and state capture, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

BAN ON HOME AFFAIRS OFFICIALS USING CELLPHONES

2019-02-12 22:00

The verdict is clear: Home Affairs officials who are on the frontline are not allowed to use their cellphones. And citizens can call out any officials who provide bad service.

SABC says retrenchments not cancelled, process still on hold

2019-01-21 15:53

The cash-strapped public broadcaster issued the statement in light of what it says are incorrect reports that its board had taken a decision to suspend the retrenchment process.

Small businesses need your help, Mr President

2018-11-25 06:00

Part of our radical economic transformation agenda must be to turn around township economies through infrastructure investment, market access and easing the regulatory burden, writes Pule Mabe.

SA could get a R37 billion boost if government stopped buying imported cars

2018-11-16 10:55

It could increase the GDP by more than 1%.

Samwu condemns expected increase in municipal managers' salaries

2018-11-08 20:51

The South African Municipal Workers' Union has slammed salary increases for municipal managers, saying that ordinary municipal workers have been given "peanuts" in comparison.

Madonsela, Holomisa and others share tips for Mboweni's maiden mini budget

2018-10-20 13:00

Revise the ministerial handbook, zero tax increases and suspend the PIC CEO are some of the budget tips for Tito Mboweni.

Social cohesion is a political issue

2018-10-07 08:59

Calls for social cohesion are a product of a society that seems at pains with bringing into existence a common solidarity towards one another. But it is futile without an effective state, writes Lukhona Mnguni.

Public service is a call to serve people

2018-09-16 10:29

Public service originates from the need to serve the people. The people choose a government to run public affairs on their behalf and for their benefit, writes Sisa Mlisana.

 

R341m set aside to prevent pollution in the Vaal River - Water dept

2019-04-06 19:47

The Department of Water and Sanitation has set aside R341 million for the resuscitation of all wastewater treatment infrastructure in the Vaal

OUR KIDS ARE BEING NEGLECTED!

2019-02-13 11:00

SIBONGILE Mthembu’s school is not being properly supported by the education and health departments.

Business should have unified voice - SA-German Chamber CEO

2019-02-11 16:09

It is important for business in SA to have a unified voice - something which is lacking currently, says the SA-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Looking in the light for things lost in the dark

2018-12-05 16:42

When the ANC incorrectly demands Israel retreat from Gaza there is a bigger story that the media chooses to ignore, writes Howard Feldman.

5 things you need to know about the Carbon Tax bill

2018-11-24 16:02

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni introduced the Carbon Tax bill to Parliament for consideration this week. Here's what you need to know.

Govt medical scheme to align benefits with NHI

2018-11-10 10:58

The Government Employees Medical Scheme is aligning its benefits with the objectives of the National Health Insurance fund, to provide primary healthcare access to the vulnerable.

Culture shock for Mboweni on his return to government

2018-10-22 13:31

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has tweeted about his surprise when he learned that government is still heavily paper-based.

Parliament: We demand answers on ballooning irregular spend

2018-10-10 20:27

Scopa and SCOA have called for accountability from those failing in their duties, after just 25% of 434 audited government departments and state-owned enterprises received clean audits compared to 34% last year.

Telkom is said to bill police twice for virtually same work

2018-10-04 23:13

The partly state-owned telecommunications company is billing the national police service for two contracts that cover virtually the same work, five people familiar with the situation have said.

How corporates keep their hands clean

2018-09-14 11:13

Despite spectacular leaks of documents detailing the scale of the use of tax havens in the past couple of years, there appears to be little will on the part of governments to crack down on the secrecy they offer companies, wealthy individuals and criminals.

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