De Lille wants labour court to set aside irregular staff appointments

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille wants the labour court to set aside several appointments in her department after some officials were irregularly appointed.

This after the Public Service Commission’s investigation found that 688 officials were irregularly appointed between 2017 and 2018.

Clement Manyathela on the Xolani Gwala Show chats to the minister about the matter.

The Public Service Commission has submitted the first part of its report, and they looked at 688 appointments of staff between April 2017 and March 2018. They have given us the first phase where it found that 12 out of 37 appointments in the senior management level were appointed irregularly and there were compliant issues.

Patricia de Lille, Minister - Public Works and Infrastructure

She adds that in the meantime the department has approached the labour court to set aside the appointment of senior officials.

Listen below to the full interview:


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