A staggering 123,843 vacancies are available in the national and provincial departments.
Minister of Public Services and Administration Senzo Mchunu has released the official data showing that education, health and social development departments have the most vacant posts.
A total of 54,464 vacancies are in the education departments across the nine provinces.
Clement Manyathela speaks to the minister to find out what they are doing to fill the vacancies.
It is a challenge that I think various ministers are dealing with.— Senzo Mchunu, Minister - Public Services and Administration
Government and various departments are in the process of filling up these vacancies, I know that.— Senzo Mchunu, Minister - Public Services and Administration
We share the concern of those shortages and we are insisting that the posts be filled as soon as possible.— Senzo Mchunu, Minister - Public Services and Administration
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