Melanie Verwoerd: The biggest challenge to Ramaphosa's New Dawn

2020-01-22 05:00

There are hundreds if not thousands of public servants who are facing disciplinary action - mostly for procurement procedures which were not followed - although in many instances they did not benefit from it directly, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

20 civil servants facing probes for doing business with the state

2019-07-19 17:17

The Department of Public Service and Administration has referred the names of 20 public servants to authorities for investigation.

Cosatu threatens ANC over alleged government job cuts plan

2018-08-13 13:10

Trade federation Cosatu's spokesperson Sizwe Pamla says alleged plans to reduce the number of public servants by laying some of them off, is a line in the sand the ANC government dares not cross.

Majority of unions sign public sector wage agreement

2018-06-08 14:52

A majority of trade unions have signed the public sector wage agreement, the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council has confirmed.

Public servants spurn government's wage offer

2018-05-11 20:36

The Public Servants Association has officially rejected the offer presented by government during wage negotiations at the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council, the union said.

Last chance to vote for SA's first Integrity Idol

2018-05-04 17:11

The public can still vote for their Integrity Idol. The winners will be announced this weekend.

ConCourt ruling on Public Servants Act prevents uncontested salary deductions

2017-12-09 09:15

The Constitutional Court has ruled that employers must approach a court of law before they can make any deduction for alleged debt against an employee’s salary.

PSA threatens court action against Gigaba to settle its demands

2017-11-28 19:42

The Public Servants Association says that if Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba does not agree to its demands to have better representation on the Public Investment Corporation’s board, it will settle the matter through the courts.

Mugabe seeking steps to speed up public employees’ pay

2016-08-08 14:46

Zimbabwe's government is working on measures to avoid delays in salary payments to soldiers, police officers and other public employees, Mugabe has said.

Nehawu warns of total govt shutdown

2015-04-14 12:31

Nehawu has warned that if the wage offer made to public servants is not revised, it could lead to a shutdown of government.


Party almost over for government’s 29 000 millionaires, Mboweni warns

2019-10-30 14:40

Treasury's research found that 29 000 public servants earned more than R1m each in 2018 and the average government wage has risen by 66% in the last 10 years, said the finance minister.

#Justice4Vernie: 'ANC unleashed subtle apartheid tactics on its own people'

2019-03-05 05:00

We live in a time where it is evident for all to see that the average South African politician's conscience has been perverted. Very few politicians are conscious of their primary obligation – to be servants of the people, says Sithembiso Garane.

Govt considering laying off 30 000 public servants - report

2018-08-10 14:08

Government may lay off 30 000 public servants in an effort to cut costs, according to a report in the Mail & Guardian.

ROUNDUP: Where to next for public sector wage deal?

2018-05-22 17:56

After seven months of negotiations, public sector unions and government have yet to sign a wage deal. Fin24 takes a look at where the deal stands for the main parties.

Government offers state workers inflation-busting pay rise

2018-05-11 07:36

South Africa is offering unions representing 1 million state employees inflation-busting pay increases at a time when the country needs to rein in spending to help keep its investment-grade credit rating.

Unions tone down threats of public sector strike

2018-04-13 18:27

The Public Service Association is upbeat that the stalled civil service wage negotiations will gain momentum, following an urgent meeting with the Minister of Public Service and Administration.

Govt wage woes mount

2017-12-07 17:57

Government negotiators have rejected trade unions’ demands for between 10- and 12% wage increases and a one-year deal, and instead offered inflation-linked hikes for junior and mid-level employees.

Unions worry about R16bn BEE investment

2017-10-29 14:30

About R16bn of public sector workers' pension funds may have already been handed over to politically motivated investments under the guise of promoting black economic empowerment.

Public servants union takes GEPF to court over fund calculations

2016-08-05 13:26

The Public Servants Association of South Africa plans to take the Government Employees Pension Fund to court for not following procedures before making amendments to fund calculations.

Gordhan: Govt needs competent staff

2014-10-08 20:30

Capable people must occupy key positions in municipalities, says Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan.

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