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Minister delivers post office ultimatum

Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele has allegedly asked the Sapo board to resign or be fired, and a new administrator is waiting in the wings.

Civil service gets a kick in the cupboard

The treasury has a hungry, and growing, army of public servants to feed.

Civil service run by “hopelessly incompetent” ANC cadres

Speak it like it is - government administration is a shambles.

Public sector ‘manages’ to fail

A serious misunderstanding about the uneveness of the apartheid state has resulted in major policy errors.

Success demands self-sacrifice

Leaders in the public and private sectors must show they are serious about change.

The great carve-up

South Africa's conservative economic policy may be stable, but it's stifling transformation, writes <b>Nic Dawes</b>.

SA hit by strike fever

As the country reels from twin strikes by the metal and chemical worker unions, a further strike is looming by nearly a million members of Cosatu.

Public-sector unions accept govt wage offer

Public-sector unions have accepted the government's wage offer, the South African Democratic Teachers' Union confirmed on Tuesday evening.

Public-sector unions to meet over govt wage offer

Public-sector unions are to meet on Wednesday afternoon for a final decision on whether the majority of unions will accept the government's pay offer.

Minister ‘hopeful’ unions will accept govt wage offer

Public Service Minister Richard Baloyi said on Tuesday he hoped to never see a repeat of this year's public-sector strike.

Hospersa rejects govt wage offer

The Health And Other Service Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (Hospersa) will not be signing the government's wage offer, the union has said.

Post-strike exam woes for matriculants

The strike may be over but the anxiety has only just begun for matric students. We talk to pupils from public and private schools.

Unions ‘suspend’ public-sector strike

South African public sector workers suspended a pay strike on Monday as it entered its fourth week, union officials said.

Why I broke the picket line

A question that plagues <b>Pat Schwartz</b> most about this strike: At what point does the right to fair pay trump the right to life?

Cabinet urges negotiators to end strike

The Cabinet has urged public-service wage negotiators to urgently find an amicable and win-win solution to the strike.

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Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

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SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

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Epic fail: Africa’s Fortnite battle

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Disrupt the corrupt

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

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Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

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