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Toxic power struggle hits public works

With infighting and allegations of corruption and poor planning, the department’s top management looks like a scene from ‘Survivor’

De Lille unfazed by acting-DG’s baggage

Latest twist in public works saga suggests minister quashed query into doctored corruption report

De Lille hastens IDT closure

The Independent Development Trust’s board and the department of public works and infrastructure have agreed to devise an exit plan, which will see the entity closed by early next year

Crucial state workers given lifeline

Employees at the beleaguered IDT have been given a three-month extension of their contracts

Border walls don’t stop viruses, but a blanket amnesty might

Why South Africa should consider amnesty for undocumented migrants in the time of the coronavirus outbreak.

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.

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