Unused government buildings are costing South Africa almost R50-million in rates and taxes, while another R12-million is spent on water and lights.
Opposition party MPs are adamant that no more taxpayers' money should be spent on the security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's home.
Ministers Nathi Nhleko and Thulas Nxesi will answer for the money spent on Nkandla when they face the ad hoc committee on Wednesday.
Whether and what further security features were added to President Jacob Zuma’s private home in Nkandla would be decided by security experts alone.
The public works minister says a bleak future awaits the ruling party if their student arm, Sasco, continues to lose support to the DA and EFF.
Minister Thulas Nxesi says the billions lost by the department over the past five years is shocking.
How do we get rid of President Jacob Zuma? Well, you can't. And if you don't believe us, ask Helen Zille and Thuli Madonsela.
Many senior South African politicians have lied blatantly – only to be exposed by the law – so Pallo Jordan marks a break of sorts with the past.
NEWS ANALYSIS: A comparison of the two Nkandla reports highlights glaring differences.
Questions remain unanswered about why Nxesi lied about the Nkandla task team report, which exonerated President Zuma from any wrongdoing.
A court has ruled that the minister of public works will pay the costs of the DA's application for the release of the full Nklandla report.
Taking full responsibility for "the project", Minister Thulas Nxesi says Jacob Zuma had no knowledge of upgrades done to his Nkandla homestead.
From Nkandla's rural setting to neighbours threatening the president's safety, public works explains the security upgrade to Jacob Zuma's homestead.
Ministers Gugile Nkwinti and Thulas Nxesi have disagreed with each other over the sale of houses at Nkandla, says a report.
Sylvia Lucas, Edna Molewa and Thulas Nxesi are on a shopping spree. They clearly didn't get the memo from Pravin about trimming the fat.
Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi has been under fire over the findings of the Nkandla task team, which found irregularities in procurement.
Minister Thulas Nxesi says he "will not play politics" over the DA's court bid forcing his department to reveal its report about upgrades to Nkandla.