All communication relating to Nkandla was “strictly regulated and limited … to verbal reporting”
A contractor entrusted with beefing up security at the Bryntirion Estate has a string of court judgments against him for unpaid bills.
The former deputy public works minister said she was "irritated" by the recommendation that she be investigated over the Nkandla saga.
The M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism has released over 12 000 pages of evidence about the state-funded upgrade at Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home.
The public works department is taking steps to curb corruption and collusion, says Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi.
The R206-million spent on security at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla estate was not budgeted for the department of public works has said.
A public works report detailing the costs for President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home, in KwaZulu-Natal, has revealed nothing new, says Cosatu.
An M&G investigation reveals that President Jacob Zuma was kept up to date about developments and taxpayer money was used for his private homes.
President Jacob Zuma has told Parliament that he would not know how much the public works department had spent on his Nkandla home.
The public works department has missed the deadline for answering an access-to-information request by the M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism.
The department of public works says the source of the leak about Nkandla's escalating costs will be found and brought to book.
Acting public works director general Sam Vukela has accused the department's minister, Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde, of acting in bad faith.
Water contamination was a factor in the death of nearly 80 babies in the Eastern Cape, the provincial government said on Wednesday. An interim report acknowledged that a "multiplicity of causes", including "systematic failures affecting water quality", were to blame for the deaths of the babies, said the provincial government in a statement.
The Pretoria High Court has issued an interim interdict to restrain the government from relocating people from the former Pomfret military base in the North West. The order also brings a temporary halt to the demolishing of property in the town. Judge Brian Southwood granted an urgent court order to the 6 000-strong Pomfret community.
A steaming, bubbling toilet which caused a paraplegic prisoner to suffer burns to his buttocks and private parts will cost the ministers of Public Works and Correctional Services R35 000 in damages. Prisoner Augustino Banze (36) said in papers before the Pretoria High court he went to the toilet at 8.30am on October 16 2004.