Public Servants

Despite Twitter appeal, Mboweni has little wiggle room in medium term budget

Much of the MTBPS was finalised before Mboweni’s appointment was announced following the resignation of his predecessor Nhlanhla Nene

Editorial: Give us more like Fuzile

The director general of the treasury, Lungisa Fuzile, has given a shining example of what a public servant should be like.

Viva to the SA pencil-pushing angels who simply do their jobs

Chris Mann wonders whether it is elitist to cherish a burning desire to see the great South African dream come true.

No consensus on officials’ salary freeze

Insiders have debunked President Jacob Zuma's claim that government employees support his proposal of a salary freeze for a year.

Zimbabwe: Public servants’ salary protest puts MDC in firing line

Stung by the rejection of their salary demands, Zimbabwean public servants staged nationwide protests in a bid to force the government's hand.

Forcing politicians to use public services will make a difference

In a letter to the president and the DA, the national co-ordination committee of the national Imbizo asks politicians to start using public services.

Who are the essential service workers?

Neither the government nor the unions made use of a mediation mechanism that could have avoided the recent month-long strike.

Strikers dance as hospital patients are left high and dry

Crowds of healthcare workers sang and danced as they protested outside Natalspruit Hospital in Thokoza on Wednesday, watched by the police.

Cosatu strikes out at high office

Economic policy change the core motivation for labour mass action, says general secretary.

Strikers dance as patients are left high and dry

Crowds of healthcare workers sang and danced as they protested outside Natalspruit Hospital in Thokoza on Wednesday, watched by the police.

Erwin aims to profit from inside info

Ex-minister and his DG set up a company closely connected to their old jobs.

PSA public-service strike under way

The Public Servants' Association (PSA) said it was difficult to gauge the effects of a strike that got under way on Thursday.


Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it