Government Spending

​Suspended defence chief director paid almost R3m to sit at home

A senior defence force member, cleared of all wrongdoing, has been left in limbo for three years.

High earners an obvious target for tax hikes

A wealth tax would bring in an additional R10-billion for government spending, making the rich an easy target for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Auditor general flags R25.7bn in irregular govt spending

Our national and provincial departments racked up R25.7-billion in irregular expenditure, although this was 27% less than the year before.

Government shows slight improvement in AG report

Outgoing auditor general Terence Nombembe's report on national and provincial departments reflect "a pattern of positive outcomes".

Gordhan urges better state spending

In a public lecture, Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan has emphasised that the quality of government spending needs to become a serious focus.

Costly mess ‘wasted’ public funds

Government coughed up R2,6-million to settle a lease dispute during Mamodupi Mohlala's time at the pensions office.

Mabuza and the R450m building

The Mpumalanga premier has been accused of pushing through a deal to buy a building for more than four times its value.

Gauteng spent R4m on World Cup tickets

The Gauteng province spent R4-million on 4613 World Cup tickets -- mostly for deserving residents, premier Nomvula Mokonyane said on Wednesday.

Gordhan issues warning on Cup tickets

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will soon meet the Auditor General to discuss World Cup ticket purchases of R130-million by state entities.

Gordhan, AG to probe ‘wasteful’ ticket spending by govt

Finance minister and auditor general are to investigate World Cup ticket purchases by government agencies amid concerns over "wasteful expenditure".

DA report shows govt’s ‘wasteful expenditure’

Government has squandered more than R1-billion of taxpayers' money over the past eight months, the Democratic Alliance said on Thursday.

Costly IT system stands idle

Lack of training leaves departmental officials clueless about how to use program meant to monitor problems in municipalities.


Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

‘Frustrated’ police resort to force

Regulation uncertainty leaves slap-happy police and soldiers to decide when people should or shouldn’t be allowed on the streets

Tension over who’s boss of courts

In a letter, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng questions whether Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has acted constitutionally

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories