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Government announces tailwinds on infrastructure project

Minister of public works and infrastructure Patricia de Lille and President Cyril Ramaphosa call for corruption crackdown in government during talks with investors on infrastructure development project in Midrand

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’

Too broke for Mboweni to budget

The scramble to find cash for an SAA bailout, Covid-19 grants and civil servants’ demands force postponement of mini-budget

De Lille unfazed by acting-DG’s baggage

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

No mass DA exodus, for now

Despite growing disgruntlement and a string of high-profile resignations, often by black members, DA rank and file don’t appear to be jumping ship

De Lille adviser hung out to dry on ‘washing line’

A report by the Special Investigating Unit has urged Public Works Minister Patricia de Lille to take action against Melissa Whitehead and others

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

Department ignores plans to save IDT, say employees

The company is facing numerous difficulties including financial unsustainability and an unconcluded restructuring process

Crucial state workers given lifeline

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

Covid-19 shows what Zimbabwean nationalism means

The country’s elites can no longer jet away to overseas health facilities and must now face the hospital system that could not help Zororo Makamba, a 30-year-old who died of the virus

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.

Covid-19 disrupts government in SA

The government has put stringent measures in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and the National Assembly, provincial outreach programmes and municipalities have had to comply

Public works to dissolve IDT

The infrastructure entity is slated to be terminated after years of poor performance

Anger, drugs and parties in MPs’ villages

The public works department told Parliament that there were ongoing efforts to increase safety and patrols at the villages, which are fortified by fences and monitored by cameras and access-controlled booms

Where will neoliberalism end?

LONG READ As the world was overtaken by upheaval last year, one photo emerging from the uprisings depicts a protestor bearing a promise: “Neoliberalism was...

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