Top-of-the-range tech equipment, state equipment and free flights form part of MPs' salary packages.
Curbs on buying flashy cars and travelling first class are among measures expected in the long-delayed Ministerial Handbook.
Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas's office has defended using her government credit card on reportedly buying fast food at outlets like KFC and Spur.
The Ministerial Handbook has again been used to veil state officials' spending of public funds on private luxuries - this time on Zuma's Nkandla home.
Nathi Mtethwa is off the hook, but the public protector says the Ministerial Handbook should be amended to nip "unreasonable spending" in the bud.
Our readers share their thoughts on the local elections, the ministerial handbook, Netcare and more.
Western Cape premier Helen Zille on Tuesday released a new ministerial handbook in an effort to reduce excessive spending by provincial ministers.
Dumisani Nkwamba, spokesperson for the minister of public service and administration, responds to the M&G's editorial.
The department of public service and administration has condemned the Mail & Guardian for publishing the classified Ministerial Handbook.
The M&G reported that officials were unhappy about what they saw as excessive spending by Sicelo Shiceka.
In recent years the Ministerial Handbook has been held up as putting an official stamp on the spending habits of ministers.
The Western Cape is to curb spending by its politicians by producing its own ministerial handbook, Premier Helen Zille said on Tuesday.