As the alleged wrongdoing at Bishops Diocesan College shows, equating wealth with virtue is a bad idea, writes Helena Wasserman.
Sprinkles early. Morning clouds. Mild.
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 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.
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.
Cosatu General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali says government should not blame public wages for squeezing expenditure, saying the Cabinet size should rather be reconsidered.
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.
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".
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.
Government should improve capacity of local government and municipalities before transferring functions to national level, says the Financial and Fiscal Commission.
The public can still vote for their Integrity Idol. The winners will be announced this weekend.
Government this week remained tight-lipped on its negotiation position despite delaying the public service wage talks by more than three weeks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A report by the public service commission has observed a "lack of control" of resignations by public servants to cash out their pensions.
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.
Captain Vinny Pillay's commitment to his work has been praised by his superiors as a true inspiration.
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.
In the end we aim to depart from and transform the old public service culture into one that President OR Tambo would be proud of. This will require continuous improvement, writes Faith Muthambi.
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