Bankrupt municipality can't pay Eskom — but hikes salaries by 161%
A bankrupt municipal government has given substantial salary increases to staff and councillors even though it is still bleeding money and owes Eskom R1.3 billion.
Police and Treasury offline — network problem knocks out South African government
...According to the source, the outage also affected all external services routed via the Centurion data centre, including all external emails, remote VPN services, public DNS services, and third-party...
A tale of two colleges — Solidarity versus government
The collapse of an R866-million Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) infrastructure project has painted a bleak picture of the government's ability to deliver on its promises.
Circumstances around the failed government project...
Riot relief package price tag of R38.9 billion for South Africa
South Africa’s Treasury expects a relief package for businesses and individuals affected by this month’s deadly riots to cost 38.9 billion rand ($2.6 billion).
The government will spend an additional 31.2 billion rand and grant 5...
Six arrested for instigating insurrection in South Africa
South African authorities arrested six people who allegedly instigated a week of rioting that claimed at least 215 lives and have charged them with inciting public violence.
One of the six was released on bail, while the other five are...
Cryptocurrencies must be regulated in South Africa - National Treasury
National Treasury has told Parliament that South Africa’s only option was to regulate activities related to crypto assets like Bitcoin.
It said that the country can’t simply leave the crypto asset market unregulated, and it...
Government faces tough choices on Eskom debt
South Africa’s National Treasury is considering whether it would be better to move a chunk of Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd.’s R464 billion ($31 billion) of debt into a special-purpose vehicle or have the state take over responsibility for it directly...
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New digital tax for South Africa postponed
National Treasury has published its “Electronic Services Regulations” in the Government Gazette, announcing a later implementation date.
Regulations Prescribing Services for the purpose of the definition of "Electronic Services" in Section 1 of the...
More money in South African budget for broadband support
The Department of Communications budget vote predicts that less money will be spent on broadband infrastructure development support than was appropriated in 2013/2014
E-toll interdict “vague”, ConCourt hears
Reasons given by the High Court in Pretoria for granting an interim interdict against e-tolling were vague and unclear, the Constitutional Court heard on Wednesday.