Department of Public Works

 
Still on temporary contracts after 12 years
Still on temporary contracts after 12 years
For the past 12 years, about 150 people have swept the streets and cleared blocked drains in Uitenhage and Motherwell. They work in a government-funded programme administered by the Eastern Cape Department of Transport. But despite their long service, they are still casual workers on...
How Auntie Patty became Minister De Lille
How Auntie Patty became Minister De Lille
GOOD party leader Patricia de Lille was offered a Cabinet position just hours before President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his new executive.
GOOD welcomes Minister De Lille
GOOD welcomes Minister De Lille
Patricia De Lille’s political party says that while she will remain its leader, she will make an even better Cabinet minister.
Pace of land reform weak and pathetic, says Cronin
Pace of land reform weak and pathetic, says Cronin
The pace and quality of land reform in South Africa has been weak and pathetic, deputy minister of public works Jeremy Cronin said on Wednesday....
Day Zero is a myth, say protesters looking to fill up at Zille's residence
Day Zero is a myth, say protesters looking to fill up at Zille's residence
About 20 members of a coalition against the privatisation of water descended on Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's official residence Leeuwenhof in...
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...

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