Department Of Public Works

Still on temporary contracts after 12 years

Employees of the Expanded Public Works Programme have essentially become ‘permanent casuals’ who earn a pittance and have no job security

Pace of land reform weak and pathetic, says Cronin

Jeremy Cronin has ascribed the "pathetic" pace of land reform to factors like weak policy, corruption, lack of will and a lack of capacity

Day Zero is a myth, say protesters looking to fill up at Zille’s residence

The group said they would write to Zille for clarity on why they were not able to get water as per her invitation, and when they could come back.

R47m spent to service empty government buildings, MPs told

Unused government buildings are costing South Africa almost R50-million in rates and taxes, while another R12-million is spent on water and lights.

Public works to discuss Nkandla settlement with officials

The settlement discussion will be held with 12 officials who have been charged in connection with upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home.

Public works misspent R35bn in irregular expenditure

Minister Thulas Nxesi says the billions lost by the department over the past five years is shocking.

Zuma pad raises its battlements

The building of yet another fence suggests rising paranoia about the president’s safety.

The Nkandla house that Zuma built, four years on

Four years ago, the M&G first exposed the scandal behind multimillion-rand upgrades on Jacob Zuma Nkandla's home. Today, little has changed.

Ministers make contradictions on Nkandla

Ministers Gugile Nkwinti and Thulas Nxesi have disagreed with each other over the sale of houses at Nkandla, says a report.

Nxesi: DA’s Nkandla court bid is about scoring points

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.

DA goes to court to access Nkandla report

The Democratic Alliance has gone to court demanding the public works department provide it with access to the report into Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home.

Cronin: Public works ‘not proud of’ misspending R3.5bn

Public Works's Jeremy Cronin says his department has irregularly spent R3.65-billion, with a large sum of it resulting from irregular lease contracts.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs