Latest articles on Public Servants' Wages

US government workers home without pay as shutdown impasse drags on

Thousands of US federal employees were staying home without pay Monday after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on ending a government shutdown

Elephants in the budget room

It’s not so much what the finance minister said in his speech, but what he didn’t say that should have us worried.

Government to cut public sector wages

We have to be tough on ourselves until we can generate more growth, says Finance Minister Gordhan Pravin.

Union demands will cripple SA cities, say municipalities

The 18% pay rise demand of municipal workers is not affordable for municipalites, the South African Local Government Association have said.

Nurses will take the pain

It is illegal for them to strike but they know the weight of numbers is on their side.

‘Doctors can’t be doctors if they don’t go through us’

Thousands of public servants flanked by police officers marched to the Union buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday.

Cosatu unions to go on strike

Public service unions affiliated to the Congress of South African Trade Unions on Wednesday resolved to go on strike over wages.

Cosatu tightens the screws

Trade union leaders are turning the screws on President Jacob Zuma's new administration to pay state employees a living wage.

Visit the Mail & Guardian‘s Coronavirus Hub for the latest data and advice on the disease in South Africa.

Click here for more.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.

Latest

Locally built ventilators ready in two weeks as Covid cases rise

The companies making the non-invasive devices, which will create jobs and are cheaper than other types, include car and diving manufacturers

Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

Press Releases

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

The best local and international journalism

handpicked and in your inbox every weekday