Brexit looms large over Whitehall.
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The workload is huge. So how is the civil service doing at preparing for the changes ahead?
Government departments have been squeezed particularly hard over the past few years. Now they need to find thousands of people who can work out how to leave the EU.
President Donald Trump speaks at a conference for law enforcement.
The Trump administration may do well to make a friend of the federal bureaucracy it's so intent on gutting, according to an expert who studies the role of civil servants in government.
Rogers was a key figure in Brexit negotiations.
The lack of respect shown to a senior civil servant working hard to make Brexit work is troubling.
Dominic Lipinski / PA Wire
The mandarins tasked with making Brexit happen are under strain.
There are worrying ramifications of the case against an honest bureaucrat in a corruption scandal in India.
Much is expected of South African President Jacob Zuma when he delivers his 2016 State of the Nation Address.
The general loss of faith in the economy is the most important issue President Zuma must address. More radical social and economic transformation, with emphasis on land reform will be most critical.
Thousands of civil service employees gather during a protest march for higher pay at the Union Buildings in Pretoria in 2010.
South Africa's government should urgently announce a moratorium on civil service employment growth. The country has reached its upper limit in the number of civil servants that can be sustained.
Secret evidence can leave employees in the dark.
Sacked from your job and never told why. Is this the new normal for some workers in Britain?
State-owned companies such as the power utility Eskom are a drain on the economy
After a decade of narrowing fiscal deficits, South Africa has borrowed heavily since 2009 to support the economy. The debt pile exposes the country to the risk of a sell-off by foreign bond holders