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Eradicate system of enrichment in govt

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Unless something is done, SA will inevitably become a failed state.


15 Jan 2020
PREMIUM!
Eradicate system of enrichment in govt

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille. Picture: Phando Jikelo / African News Agency (ANA)

One of the harsh measures President Cyril Ramaphosa promised to implement to stave off an economic catastrophe was to reduce the size of the public service. Many doubted he would follow through on that and, to date, he hasn’t, probably because government work has been turned into sheltered employment for many loyal ANC cadres. But not all public servants fall into this category and many believe in the service part of their societal role. However, now it appears there is more of a reason that those already employed in bloated government departments would resist any attempt to reduce their numbers....

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