While MPs were outraged by the irregular expenditure, the explanation from the public broadcaster left them even more baffled.
The embattled director of public prosecutions has denied reports that he was offered a R5m settlement deal, despite sources saying he asked for R7.5m.
Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for culpable homicide and three years suspended jail time for negligent firearm use.
ANC leaders appear set on advising Cosatu to boot the union from the federation, but Numsa is determined to fight any suspension.
Following numerous reports of abuse, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has asked the organisation to establish an office at the centre.
The first cousin of Anni Dewani was called to testify in Shrien Dewani's murder trial, where the court heard that he didn't grieve much for her.
The FW de Klerk foundation has said Zuma's comments regarding the distinction between proper state expenditure and self-enrichment are disturbing.
Two London-based critics won't testify at the Seriti commission of inquiry, despite the commission saying that it will reissue their subpoenas.
ANC MP Jackson Mthembu was shot in the face while withdrawing money at an ATM in Witbank, Mpumalanga police said.
Hennie Van Vuuren, author and key critic of the arms deal, has declined to take the oath or give evidence at the arms procurement commission.
More witnesses are expected to give evidence to the parliamentary inquiry investigating 20 EFF MPs after opposition parties threatened to withdraw.
The DA has called on Cyril Ramaphosa to respond to reports that Jacob Zuma will not answer to questions in Parliament until the EFF has been tamed.
Xolile Mngeni, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour, has passed on "while the monitoring of his medical condition was underway", say officials.
Protesters campaigning against e-tolling, led by Cosatu, embarked on a drive-slow that garnered both support and irritation from the public.
The police are under pressure to sort out problems with a R400 million firearms control system. Groundup reports.
The public protector won the Transparency International Integrity award for 2014 and Madonsela thanked her team for their efforts against corruption.
After seven months of evidence in a case that's captured the world's attention, sentencing proceedings have ended in the Oscar Pistorius trial.
While the SA Weather Service says the sandstorms that swept through parts of SA are not a common occurrence, there's a logical explanation for them.
Somehow Russia has persuaded President Jacob Zuma into agreeing to a deal for a nuclear fleet that the treasury opposed.