Getting paid for doing nothing

A former director of the water affairs department has been drawing a R3 million salary following his suspension two years ago, the Sunday Independent reported.

Maxwell Sirenya clashed with the then water affairs minister Edna Molewa over a R419 million … Read the rest

Kasrils papers find a home at Wits University

Rare and historical material belonging prominent political figure Ronnie Kasrils, gathered during the liberation struggle and the transition to a democratic South Africa, will be handed over into the custody of Wits University tomorrow.

Kasrils was a member of the … Read the rest

EE accuses South African minister of ‘attack on non-racism’

equal-education3Equal Education (EE) has issued the following media release:

Equal Education (EE) notes with shock and disappointment the statement released by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) headed “Equal Education is disingenuous: Minister Motshekga”.

Every factual claim about the process … Read the rest

Joemat-Pettersson denies kickbacks over game-farm sale

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tina Joemat-Pettersson has refuted a media report that she received kickbacks, her office said on Monday.

The allegations in the Sunday Times that Joemat-Pettersson benefited from a game-farm sale were “unsubstantiated and regrettable”, her … Read the rest

ANC Women’s League to approach Equality Court over ‘Angie’s panties’

The ANC Women’s League intends approaching the Equality Court after protesting teachers displayed a pair of panties they said belonged to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

“The [African National Congress’s Women’s League] noted with dismay disturbing media reports about some … Read the rest