Themba Maseko

Govt ‘outraged’ at kidney transplant scandal

The Cabinet has expressed its "outrage" at the human kidney transplant scandal uncovered at a hospital in KwaZulu-Natal.

Government denies plan to shift adspend

The government has denied planning to shift its advertising spend to "patriotic" media outlets like the SABC and the <i>New Age</i>.

Govt backs ministers over parliamentary questions

The government moved on Friday to discount suggestions that Cabinet ministers are failing to answer questions in Parliament.

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.

State weighed down by wage pressure

Concern is mounting from the government and economists over the pressure the public-sector wage bill is placing on the state.

Govt recasts public-sector wage offer

There is only one-tenth of a percent difference between what striking workers are demanding and what the state is offering, the government says.

Govt: There’s no intention to limit media freedom

The government is concerned about negative foreign coverage of its perceived attempts to place restrictions on the press, a spokesperson has said.

Cabinet turns attention to local govt

One of the government's weaknesses has been to not pay enough attention to local government, spokesperson Themba Maseko said on Wednesday.

Rumours swirl over Pikoli’s suspension

The suspension of South Africa's National Director of Public Prosecutions amid silence by President Thabo Mbeki has led to concerns of government meddling in the country's justice system. Mbeki's integrity came under fire as his suspension of National Prosecuting Authority chief Vusi Pikoli was linked to the alleged pending arrest of police National Commissioner Jackie Selebi.

‘More than just Pikoli’s suspension needed’

There are deeper issues in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) than simply the suspension of National Director of Public Prosecutions Vusi Pikoli, the South African Communist Party said on Monday, following an announcement from the Presidency on Monday that President Thabo Mbeki had suspended Pikoli.


Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

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