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.

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".

State drags its feet on wage offer decision

2017-11-12 06:00

Government this week remained tight-lipped on its negotiation position despite delaying the public service wage talks by more than three weeks.

Will cutting Zuma's fat save SA from junk status?

2016-02-21 18:47

Slashing the size of President Jacob Zuma’s bloated Cabinet came up as one of many measures that business raised that could help avert a credit rating downgrade.

WATCH: Wage bill is a reflection of a broader problem

2015-10-22 07:21

The R62bn wage bill agreement is a reflection and symptom of a broader problem that needs addressing, says Deputy Minister of Finance Mcebisi Jonas.

State wage deal to cost extra R66bn

2015-05-23 12:13

A wage deal agreed with nurses, teachers and other civil servants will cost the government an additional R66bn, says acting Public Service Minister Nkosinathi Mthethwa.


Mabuza acknowledges public service wage bill growth is 'unsustainable'

2018-08-30 22:07

Deputy President David Mabuza said government would eventually have to confront the issue of the public wage bill, which he said was unsustainable.

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.

Gordhan must focus on govt wages, interest payments

2017-02-21 05:00

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan needs to address public sector wages and high government interest payments in his budget, say analysts.

Nene's tough balancing act

2015-11-03 13:58

Tax revenue is declining, overspending on the wage bill has eaten into contingency reserves and spending on current payments is set to increase by 8.2%. What can we expect going forward?

Wage bill dents govt spending plans

2015-10-21 15:02

The public sector wage agreement means departments will need to reallocate spending and there is no room for expanding government employment, says the finance minister.

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