Payouts of up to R6 700 per month: This is what workers in struggling firms could get from govt

2020-03-29 15:00

Employers whose businesses have been crippled by the coronavirus crisis can apply for funding to help cover worker salaries.

OPINION: Young people continue to be ignored and are not a priority for government

2020-03-14 10:00

It can be said that young South Africans, which make up a very large part of the South African population, are not a priority for our government - we've seen young people play second fiddle when it comes to economic growth and other big issues such as safety, writes Sheilan Clarke.

OPINION | Eskom: More than a failing SOE

2020-02-21 16:26

The nettle must be grasped and the bloated labour force that imperils efficiency and economic sustainability in the utility addressed. Eskom has more than 48 000 workers on its payroll, writes Ghaleb Cachalia.

Bruce Whitfiled: The cost of violent protests has spiked 100 fold in a decade – and the state needs to take notice

2019-11-14 11:04

Protests and road closures have become a daily occurrence across South Africa as marginalised communities take to the streets – and the cost is rising.

Amber Rudd resigns over Boris Johnson's 'short sighted culling' of government ministers

2019-09-08 15:26

The work and pensions secretary described the prime minister's sacking of moderate MPs as an 'act of political vandalism.'

DR Congo unveils new government after months-long delay

2019-08-26 22:33

Nearly eight months after former opposition chief Felix Tshisekedi was elected president, the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday unveiled a coalition government dominated by supporters of his predecessor, Joseph Kabila.

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.


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.


Opportunity cost of forced investing may outweigh developmental needs

2020-03-20 16:39

The government is pondering how to fix its finances and boost demand for the debt of state-owned enterprises. Forcing retirement money into battling the problem may not be the solution.

Mpumelelo Mkhabela: Unions should be allocated seats on the boards of SOEs

2020-03-05 10:17

The old Marx-inspired idea that the only thing workers have is their labour is not applicable in the modern era where workers have the real prospects of making a positive difference by contributing ideas, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

A key struggle is government not paying up, state IT agency tells Parly

2019-11-30 10:30

SITA acting CEO Ntutule Tshenye said among its challenges involved getting government departments and entities that used its services to pay up.

Public Works owed over R76m in outstanding rentals

2019-09-26 08:37

Over R76m in outstanding rental fees is due to the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure for properties it has leased.

Nigeria withdraws from the WEF

2019-09-04 17:57

The personal assistant to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed over Twitter that the government will be withdrawing from the World Economic Forum Africa being held in Cape Town this week.

Mills Soko: What SA can learn from Japan, Singapore and China

2019-08-12 15:22

The ruling ANC can address gaps in skills, capacity and service delivery through a technocratic model of government, says Mills Soko.

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


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.

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