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.


R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

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

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences