Ah, the government is at it again, wasting precious money on ridiculousness. This time, though, it was not spent on a car or a McMansion, but on Nicki Minaj.
Mark Shuttleworth is attempting to fight the South African Reserve Bank for R250 million that he had to pay. Rumour has it he is not happy about being the sole funder of Nkandla…
Government cracks down on ‘exotic’ foreigner-owned businesses. Interview with a REAL butler. Uber worth more than Toyota? Assange court appeal result. Google prostitute’s claims. Steve Hofmeyr discussion. US adds Russian sanctions.
Former US president George Bush senior decided to celebrate his 90th birthday by parachuting from a helicopter, proving that age really is just a number.
The quality of South Africa’s maths and science education places us last out of 148 countries, according to a World Economic Forum report. Is there a solution to the on-going problem?
Seeking asylum in Russia, Edward Snowden reveals why he did what he did.
If you were wondering whether the government’s “modest” R100 million spending on luxury cars was necessary – it definitely wasn’t.
So the Pres has a Twitter account (even if he doesnt use it) but it seems he is one of very few in the newly named government who has such savvy advisers.
This trend in political thinking is absolutely shocking! Slating criticism as too clever? Come on Jacob….don’t be a child.
This young man is being sworn into parliament today, what are you doing with your life?
The plan details is how to protect the population from an array of different ‘variations’ of Zombies and also as to how to restore law and order to a community after a bad rash of Zombie ‘walkers’ has been eradicated…..
Radical changes to South Africa’s immigration laws are expected to come into effect from 1 April. One of the major changes will require a cohabitation of five years before your foreign partner will be allowed a life partner visa. This is basically the government telling you to go live somewhere else if you want a relationship with a foreigner.
While Mandela certainly deserves the amount of praise he has received in the past few days, there is also plenty of credit that is due to those people who were behind him all the time. People like Zelda La Grange.
We were hoping the day would never arrive. Alas, Transport Minister Dipuo Peter confirmed that e-tolling of Gauteng’s roads will officially start on Tuesday, 3 December. Just in time for the festive season.
The South African Minister Of Arts And Culture is a super frugal guy. His department spent R3,125 to hire the P-meister an Audi A5 for a total of two days last year. Our selfless servant of the people put the luxury sedan to excellent use, and drove a staggering 1,000 metres in it for the 48 hours in which it was in his department’s hire.
If you live in Joburg, you may want to pay attention. The City of Joburg (CoJ) has come under scrutiny because of a massive security flaw that shows your municipal invoices to anyone with an internet connection. These invoices include names, addresses, account numbers, PIN codes and financial details. MyBroadband was made aware by a [...]
The Free State Government has reportedly spent R140 million to redesign their website over a period of three years. The deal was signed off by director general Elzabe Rockman, who now claims that the tender was for R40 million and not the reported R140 million. The basic WordPress theme on which the site was built costs [...]
Several roads will be closed and parking restricted around Parliament during the State of the Nation address on Thursday, 14 February 2013. The closures and parking restrictions will take place from midnight on 13 February until 01h00 on Friday, 15 February. A rehearsal will be held in parts of the Central city from 11 to [...]
Gasp, horror, shock. The poor government didn’t see that vast amounts of jobs would be lost as a result of their poor management of an on-going crisis in the mining sector in South Africa.
Over the past few weeks the government departments financial results have been doing the rounds in Parliament and, amongst other findings, it was revealed that local goverment has spent R4,67 billion on food, entertainment and travel and accommodation.
Following the landmark decision made in Australia recently, South Africa is looking to implement a similar strategy of reducing cigarette packets to nothing more than a box with text. This is part of government’s new plan to bring South Africa’s smoking regulations in line with “international best practice.”
The moratorium on shale gas exploration, which was imposed in South Africa last April, was recently lifted, effectively opening the door for fracking in the Karoo region. Since the first mention of possibly using fracking as an extraction technique, debate has raged, with many calling into question the environmental impact it may have.
This time last week, we told you all about how the VIP protection unit had racked up massive speeding fines well in excess of R100 000. Public reaction wasn’t exactly favourable, and the waiver of the penalties was questioned by a lot of people. Government took the opportunity on Sunday to clarify the legal position.
The provincial council of the ANC in the Western Cape are again pointing fingers at the DA, this time for not making use of its full capital budget. This is the same issue raised last year by the ANC, when the Western Cape only spent 75% of its budget.
As the American government continues its internal adoption of cloud computing services, Google and Microsoft have been scrambling for contracts – what with their being lucrative and influential and such. Sucks to be Google, then, because the FAA just awarded $91 million to Microsoft to have their platform transition to the Microsoft Office 360 cloud service.
President Jacob Zuma’s office has not been very good recently at complying with all the laws and regulations imposed upon it, according to Auditor General Terence Nombembe. And the problem of non-compliance is prevalent across national government departments.