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R143m down the drain?
Residents had hoped the project would also help to curb escalating Covid-19 infections.
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Mpumalanga company blames sabotage for failure to deliver on R265 million government tender
The telecoms company says they were unable to deliver telecoms services to 15 000 government workers, because the previous contractor sabotaged their operation and that there is nothing irregular about their tender.
The district municipality admitted it could not afford the monthly salary bill of R65 million per month.
While scores of artists and athletes continue to wait for relief fund applications to be processed, the department is apparently spending millions on virtual celebrations and multimedia campaigns.
Treasury says challenges are not only due to financial management issues but a combination of other factors.
Artists have been voicing their frustrations using the hashtag #NathiMustGo as they accuse the minister of failing to deal with the pandemic.
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Mabuza’s poor track record justifies resistance to his new Covid-19 role

Government Mabuza’s poor track record justifies resistance to his new Covid-19 role

Analysts say the outcry over David Mabuza’s appointment to head the Covid-19 vaccine rollout is justifiable, considering that he is “weakest link in the Ramaphosa leadership”.

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How politics have hurt the fight against Covid-19

Government How politics have hurt the fight against Covid-19

Political scientists, epidemiologists, and doctors agree that politicians – with their heavy-handed authoritarianism, booze bans and cigarette wars – have done more harm than good in fighting the pandemic.

Covid-19 More than 2000 SANDF soldiers deployed to assist in Covid-19 lockdown efforts

The deployment will continue until the end of January, and will cost R95,666,944. 

Government Broke Amathole District Municipality to pay salaries after govt intervenes

For the past two years, the council has been heavily relying on bank overdrafts to pay its workers.

Government Cabinet briefing: No word on end to Level 3 lockdown

Cabinet held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the progress report from the NCCC.

Covid-19 KZN to work on Covid-19 vaccination sites as it prepares for arrival of vaccines – Zikalala

As of 15 January 2021, the province had 4 975 patients admitted in hospitals. At least 2 869, of these were in private hospitals, and 2 106 in public facilities.

Government Ramaphosa to deliver Bapedi king Victor Thulare’s eulogy

King Thulare has been designated a Special Official Funeral Category 1 funeral.

Government Process to appoint Mpumalanga’s 1,700 traffic cops ‘procedurally flawed’ – Premier

Department spokesperson Moeti Mmusi said an urgent investigation into the matter has been launched.

Government Ramaphosa announces new senior NPA appointments set to join Batohi

A top UN lawyer and ex-Scorpion official are among the appointments.

Government Post Office crisis worsens as CFO resigns three months into the job

Last year, Treasury announced that it had bailed out the entity to the tune of R1.5 billion.

Covid-19 Dlamini-Zuma extends national State of Disaster by another month

Government declared a national state of disaster on 15 March 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Government Recruitment of 900 people contributed to Amathole’s financial crisis – municipal manager

Amathole recently announced that it would not pay salaries to 1,670 workers, including councillors and traditional leaders, due to strained financial resources.

General Sick people queue outside SASSA offices as disability grants lapse

Spokesperson for SASSA Western Cape, Shivan Wahab said volunteers were being sent out to assist with queue management at all contact points and to help set up appointments.

Government Sars offices to continue working remotely for ‘foreseeable future’ due to Covid-19 surge

All provisional taxpayers are expected to file their returns before the deadline on 29 January 2021, by utilising the electronic and digital channels.




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