Public Service

A humble helping hand in the NSA

'Ultimately, we're stronger when we have one common vision'

State workers must disclose crimes

​Jacob Melusi Motha has not been the only convict to work in the public service

Disintegrating state capacity is a betrayal of democracy

South Africa is repeatedly failing to live up to its declared policies because of corruption, ineptitude and political patronage

How to grow an effective public service

The National School of Government is training officials to be committed, passionate and on-board.

​State to discipline employees doing business with government

The 1 000 public servants who didn’t resign from their companies face disciplinary action or suspension under the Public Service Act.

​Don’t blame neoliberalism, blame the state

It’s not the private sector that’s failing our poor. It’s badly executed public policy that’s at fault.

State coffers have R456-million in unclaimed pensions

The Government Pensions Administration Agency is attempting to trace the beneficiaries of R456-million in pension money.

Both rich and poor are losing faith in the state

The growing black middle classes show no signs that they will behave differently from rich white folk.

Embracing Open Government

The government needs to look for dynamic, creative and innovative solutions to improve the capacity of the public sector.

Transformation challenges public sector

Governments of many developing countries continue to face serious challenges with the provision of services to citizens.

Bill aims for a better public service

Curbing costs and corruption is the focus of a much broader overhaul, minister says.

Public service system needs overhaul

The Public Service Commission this week told Parliament that the system of recruitment of heads of government departments needed a "rethink".


From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

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