Public service & administration acting minister Thulas Nxesi on Tuesday gave the Treasury the “go ahead” to pencil the contentious final 3% wage offer for public servants into the medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS).

Nxesi’s decision is viewed as enabling finance minister Enoch Godongwana to provide certainty on the direction of the R665bn public sector wage bill when he delivers the policy statement in parliament on Wednesday...

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