'Why are you fighting with the Gupta family?' - A tale of Eskom's capture

2018-11-18 08:03

Former head of generation and once upon a time acting group chief executive at Eskom, Matshela Koko, intervened in a dispute over coal test results, came out to bat for the Gupta team, a forensic report has shown.

Ramaphosa authorises SIU probe into water dept's deal with German software giant

2018-09-06 14:37

President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised the Special Investigating Unit to probe the Department of Water and Sanitation over allegations of unlawful expenditure of public money.

Nomvula Mokonyane's bling wheels don't turn

2018-06-24 10:01

An Audi Q7 that the cash-strapped water and sanitation department bought its minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, three weeks before she was reshuffled, is gathering dust.

Welkom is SA's most wasteful municipal spender: R818m over the last 3 years

2018-05-27 12:06

Matjhabeng Local Municipality in Welkom leads the pack of the country’s most wasteful municipal spenders.

R10bn budget slash for human settlements department

2018-05-10 18:12

While there is an estimated housing backlog of 2.1 million, the Department of Human Settlements is on the receiving end of a R10bn budget cut over the medium term period.

EXCLUSIVE: Prasa's Spanish supplier paid R75m 'consulting' fees to Montana's 'friend'

2018-01-15 08:01

The Spanish manufacturer of Prasa's controversial Afro4000 locomotives failed to disclose payments of over R75m made to a "friend" of former Prasa CEO Lucky Montana.

The dire, depressing state of four Durban public hospitals

2017-11-30 06:43

Four of the largest public hospitals in Durban are crumbling and lacking basic services such as access to water.

SABC boss' dubious R877 000 bonus

2017-11-12 06:01

The national broadcaster says it was paid to Nomsa Philiso while she headed its commercial division – but it was paid for work before then.

New policies and programmes? Then match it with tax hikes

2017-10-25 14:21

if government wants to introduce any new programmes and policies, they will have to be matched with parallel tax increases, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Gigaba vows to spend on poor, despite fiscal pressures

2017-10-25 14:21

Despite fiscal pressures, government will continue spending on core social programmes to benefit poor South Africans, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.


Limited room to manoeuvre as Mboweni faces mammoth task to revive SA economy

2018-10-10 05:45

With government debt at dangerously high levels and SA at risk of losing its sole remaining investment-grade credit rating, new finance chief Tito Mboweni will have little option but to stick to Treasury’s expenditure ceilings and deficit-reduction targets.

Billions blown but Ekurhuleni buses remain bogged down

2018-08-30 06:39

After seven years of development and a fortune spent, the Ekurhuleni BRT system is in disarray. The municipality is only now scrambling to find out what went wrong.

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu: Why it's getting worse

2018-05-27 12:06

The Auditor-General blames state capture during the Jacob Zuma years for increased looting at municipal level, and welcomes steps to counter it.

Parliament sets up feasibility study to look into move to Pretoria

2018-05-23 11:25

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete says an external service provider has been appointed to look into the feasibility of moving Parliament to Pretoria.

REVEALED: SA taxpayers coughed up over R870k for Norma Gigaba's overseas trips

2018-05-03 14:38

Malusi Gigaba's wife Norma was paid a daily allowance of R15 942.15 for a 10-day overseas trip in November last year, an answer to a written parliamentary question reveals.

Provinces blow millions on music festivals

2017-12-10 17:00

Provincial governments are splurging on music festivals over this festive season – all in the name of promoting arts and culture.

SA doesn't have money for free higher education - Heher Commission

2017-11-13 13:08

The Heher Commission has found that there is currently no capacity for the state to provide free tertiary education to all students in the country.

Recovery plan for distressed municipalities

2017-10-25 14:59

National Treasury is currently working with other state departments to develop a funding mechanism and recovery plans for municipalities that are in financial distress.

Free higher education for some students will lead to R61bn funding shortfall

2017-10-25 14:21

If government were to finance the full cost of study for 40% of undergraduates it would create a funding shortfall of over R61bn over the next three years, according to National Treasury.

SOE irregular spend: Here are the three worst offenders

2017-10-17 16:59

Auditor-general Kimi Makwetu says Airports Company South Africa, the South African Post Office and the SABC are the top contributors to irregular expenditure by state-owned enterprises.

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