DPSA describes public sector professionalisation as “burning issue”

At the beginning of May, the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) presented its 2023/2024 annual performance plan to the parliamentary portfolio committee on Public Service and Administration, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation. At the same meeting the Public Service Commission (PSC), National School of Government, and Centre for Public Service and Innovation presented their Read more >

Public Works comes clean on misuse of public funds

The Department of Public Works has confirmed extensive misuse of public funds within its ranks – at a media briefing last week, Minister Thulas Nxesi said that investigations had uncovered a shocking R35-billion in wasteful expenditure, some of it going back 13 years. Public Works (DPW) is responsible for managing the accommodation needs of government Read more >

Cabinet’s first 100 days sees some progress

The RDP housing database will have a modern, organised structure that will be managed by the State Information Technology Agency, while correctional services personnel will go back to school in an effort to professionalise the sector. It has only been three months, but the Cabinet appointed by President Jacob Zuma in May seems to be Read more >

Corruption Watch’s big news week

Corruption Watch received extensive media coverage in the last week, ranging from our call to release a report on corruption in the Gauteng health department, to our intervention in the Nkandla saga, to the Mvula Trust R30-million tender exposé, and then our first-year anniversary report launch and press briefing. Below follow links to how these Read more >

We want answers on R203m Nkandla revamp

Corruption Watch has written a letter to Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi asking for clarity on his comments regarding the planned R203-million upgrade to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. This follows media reports that Nxesi defended the department’s multimillion-rand revamp plans by saying they were in line with the Ministerial Handbook and formed Read more >