OPINION: Together, the DA and President Ramaphosa can fix our public service

2020-01-22 12:50

At the heart of cadre deployment is the belief that politicians should have the power to appoint professional public servants, writes Leon Schreiber.

Public servants’ ethics unit up but not running – Minister Mchunu

2019-08-12 15:21

Minister of Public Service and Administration Senzo Mchunu has told Members of Parliament in a written reply that while the department’s Public Administrations Ethics, Integrity and Disciplinary Technical Assistance Unit was established in April, the unit is not yet operational.

South Africa can no longer afford to focus on consumption

2019-05-23 16:13

South Africa can simply no longer afford the ANC government's focus on consumption. ANC politicians have consumed everything, including the future of the children of South Africa, writes Jannie Rossouw.

Why the NPA must act now on revelations to Zondo commission

2018-11-16 06:00

Instituting a series of prosecutions sooner rather than later will deal a powerful blow to impunity, signalling that nobody is above the law, writes Penelope Andrews.

WATCH: Mini budget 'a missed opportunity' - Cosatu

2018-10-25 11:40

Cosatu General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali says government should not blame public wages for squeezing expenditure, saying the Cabinet size should rather be reconsidered.

Job cuts will create more consultants, Cosatu warns

2018-08-19 10:13

Cosatu is warning that job cuts in the public sector will lead to a skills exit, leaving departments with no option but to rehire those who left to work as consultants.

No plans to lay off 30 000 public servants - Minister

2018-08-10 20:23

Minister of Public Service and Administration Ayanda Dlodlo has slammed reports that government is considering laying off 30 000 public servants, saying they are "misleading" and "creating a state of panic".

Two officials on paid suspension cost department over R2m, Jeff Radebe says

2018-07-04 07:57

Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe has told Parliament that two senior officials in his department had been put on nearly a year of paid suspension each, at a combined cost of R2.6m.

National government won’t necessarily solve municipal service delivery problems - commission

2018-06-04 18:34

Government should improve capacity of local government and municipalities before transferring functions to national level, says the Financial and Fiscal Commission.

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.


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.

Ramaphosa surrounded by interest groups, as ANC power blocs become unrecognisable

2019-06-07 06:00

Within the ANC of Ramaphosa and the ANC of Zuma are almost separate provincial and city power blocs, which independently align tactically with either the Ramaphosa or Zuma ANC depending on their interests, writes William Gumede.

Ministerial handbook amended to limit state waste on cars and trips, says Ramaphosa

2019-03-24 21:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa told Members of Parliament in a written reply to questions that his office had referred the latest version of the ministerial handbook to the Department of Public Service and Administration to align it with the macro-configuration of government.

Gordhan to appear before Public Protector over Pillay pension approval

2018-11-14 06:25

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan is due to appear before the Public Protector on Wednesday to answer questions about his approval of early retirement for former SARS commissioner Ivan Pillay in 2010.

2 ways Ramaphosa can get his stimulus package to really work

2018-09-25 06:56

The main challenge for Ramaphosa's stimulus package is that it is all about already allocated funds. This means that it will create a shock and resistance in the public sector, writes Ralph Mathekga.

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.

Public servants cash out pension then return to work, report finds

2018-07-12 07:43

A report by the public service commission has observed a "lack of control" of resignations by public servants to cash out their pensions.

PSA set to strike as public service wage talks deadlock

2018-06-04 19:22

The Public Service Association has announced that it will embark on a strike next week, after public sector wage negotiations failed to reach an agreement.

IN FOCUS | Captain Vinny Pillay, SA's first Integrity Idol

2018-05-22 11:37

Captain Vinny Pillay's commitment to his work has been praised by his superiors as a true inspiration.

Government is overrun by corruption, yet where is the Public Service Commission?

2018-05-03 10:58

The Public Service Commission is not there when it is needed most, yet it exists and taxpayers are funding its operations. Surely, this cannot be, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

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