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Too broke for Mboweni to budget

The scramble to find cash for an SAA bailout, Covid-19 grants and civil servants’ demands force postponement of mini-budget

Civil service edges closer to Covid cliff

Public sector unions say the rampant Covid-19 pandemic will have a devastating effect on how the government is run and services are delivered

Mozambique finds 30 000 ghost officials costing $250m

Some of those on the government payroll did exist but were paid for jobs they did not undertake while others were dead or fictious

Bombshell plan to lay off 30 000 public servants

The move is in line with a reconfiguration process to drastically cut the state's wage bill

Civil service wage deal under threat

The state's bid to claw back 0.6% under a previous agreement has thrown a spanner in the works.

Zim: Resentment simmers in civil servant wage delay

The delay in pay dates for civil servants is likely to continue as the cash-strapped state has to wait for money collected from Zimra to pay salaries.

Salary crunch for Zim workers

Zimbabwe's liquidity crunch is taking its toll, but labour groups say bosses are 'cheating' their workers.

Zim: Doubts over promised pay hike spark civil servant fury

Public servants are angry that the government appears to be reneging on its recent promise to award them a salary increase next month.

Zim: Pay hike talks can’t go on forever

Civil servants in Zimbabwe want the government to commit to a timetable to finalise wage negotiations.

Sisulu: Civil public servants on the way

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is determined to deliver a public service that is professional and free of graft.

Civil service run by “hopelessly incompetent” ANC cadres

Speak it like it is - government administration is a shambles.

Verashni Pillay: Whites truly not welcome?

Verashni Pillay reflects on quota systems, interrogating the dearth of white people in SA's civil service - and whether we need them there at all.

Zimbabwe suspends state workers’ strike

Union leaders say they have suspended a civil servants strike in Zimbabwe which shuttered the country's schools in demand of doubled wages.

Business as usual: Zim workers’ strike off to slow start

A strike by Zimbabwe's civil servants has all but kicked off, with schoolchildren being turned away but business continuing at government offices.

Zim teachers lead civil servant strike for 150% pay rise

State employees in Zimbabwe have begun an indefinite strike, demanding a wage hike of 150% and action against militants targeting rural teachers.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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