Archive for September 1st, 2010

Seretse resigns

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

*DPP to charge him
*Was he pushed by Khama?
*To appear before court

The Minister of Defence, Justice and Security, Ramadeluka Seretse stepped down yesterday citing personal reasons.

“I have resigned for personal reasons,” he told Mmegi without elaborating. There have been suggestions that the minister could have been asked to resign by President Ian Khama upon learning that he was going to face criminal charges. But the minister told Mmegi that he resigned of his own volition.

Although he would not explain why he chose to resign, sources have revealed that the minister might have stepped down because of a probe by the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crimes (DCEC). It is understood the DCEC investigated the minister for failure to declare to [continue reading]

source: Fin24
Sep 01 2010 08:02 Sapa

Johannesburg – Public service trade unions were expected to accept or reject government’s latest wage offer on Wednesday, two weeks into a nationwide strike.

Public Service and Administration Minister Richard Baloyi reportedly told Business Day the government would have to borrow the money to pay for the increase which would add an extra R7bn to the current R297bn public service wage bill.

“Obviously, we will have to borrow the money. We dragged ourselves to this point,” he was quoted as saying.

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) was canvassing its 245 000 members and was expecting an answer by [continue reading]