For FW de Klerk reconciliation was never about moral intention, but always about political strategy, writes Antjie Krog.
Parliamentarians are entitled to a good salary and sufficient pension benefits, but these kinds of luxuries belong to a time of surplus and have no place in the current economic and political climate, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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.
A number of tax loopholes are about to close if National Treasury gets its way with proposed changes to income tax legislation.
Flying President Jacob Zuma and his deputy Kgalema Motlanthe to their various engagements since the pair assumed office has cost taxpayers more than R210m.
The ANC is not, as many suggest, led by Marxist-style leaders. Instead, the governing party is anchored in the type of democratic socialism found in Scandinavian countries. But with one major difference.
Based on reports received from provinces and national departments, taxpayers have coughed up R136.5m for precautionary suspended government employees.
For almost a century drivers have been fumbling with licence discs and the pain of getting them renewed every year. Now the UK has tossed the tax disc out of the window! If only SA would too...
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