Department of Public Works

 
Upkeeping an empty house: Is Public Works South Africa's most patient landlord?
Upkeeping an empty house: Is Public Works South Africa's most patient landlord?
The department of Public Works has finally found a tenant for a posh state-owned house. It's been empty for almost seven years, with enormous cost....
R47m spent to service empty government buildings, MPs told
R47m spent to service empty government buildings, MPs told
Over R47-million a year is spent on rates and taxes for unused government buildings around the country, the public works department has said.
Public works to discuss Nkandla settlement with officials
Public works to discuss Nkandla settlement with officials
According to City Press, the 12 officials were reportedly demanding that their individual hearings be merged and turned into a commission...
Public works misspent R35bn in irregular expenditure
Public works misspent R35bn in irregular expenditure
The public works department has lost almost R35-billion to wrongful and wasteful construction or leasing of state buildings in the past five years, ...
Zuma pad raises its battlements
Zuma pad raises its battlements
Seven years after the construction of a controversial R90-million anti-climb, motion-detection security fence around ­Bryntirion Estate, which...
The Nkandla house that Zuma built, four years on
The Nkandla house that Zuma built, four years on
Exactly four years ago, the Mail & Guardian broke the news of upgrades then underway at the rural homestead of President Jacob Zuma....
Ministers make contradictions on Nkandla
Ministers make contradictions on Nkandla
Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwinti and Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi contradicted each other regarding the sale of houses at...
Nxesi: DA's Nkandla court bid is about scoring points
Nxesi: DA's Nkandla court bid is about scoring points
A Democratic Alliance court...
DA goes to court to access Nkandla report
DA goes to court to access Nkandla report
The Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko filed court papers on Monday morning at the high court in Cape Town, asking the court to compel the department of public works to provide her with a copy of the department's task team report into the...
Cronin: Public works 'not proud of' misspending R3.5bn
Cronin: Public works 'not proud of' misspending R3.5bn
The troubled public works department has racked up R3.65-billion in irregular spending since 2009, Public Works Deputy Minister Jeremy Cronin...
Nkandla files: What you need to know
Nkandla files: What you need to know
A shorthand guide to the costs of President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead....
Nxesi aims to soothe naysayers about state of public works
Nxesi aims to soothe naysayers about state of public works
The public works department has stumbled from one scandal to another and has had three ministers and a number of suspended senior managers since...

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