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Mchunu launches Integrated Public Service Month
29 August 2019, 6:59 PM

Public Service and Administration Minister, Senzo Mchunu, has allayed fears that public servants aged 55-years-old and above will be forced into retirement and that the civil service will be reduced by 10% to cut the wage bill.

He was addressing hundreds of senior public servants at the launch of the annual Integrated Public Service Month in Polokwane.

Mchunu says they are still in discussion with labour and an announcement will be made once an agreement has been reached.

“What we are prioritising is stabilising public service in the Republic and there are many aspects on this one. We are dealing with that matter with the leadership of labour and very soon when we meet and deliberate, we will make an announcement of the outcome of our deliberations.”

Mchunu also urged public servants to be professional when assisting the public.

“Each and every accounting officer here, each and every senior officer here, check the people that work under you, how professional and how unprofessional they are, from what they say, from what they do in particular, help them to be professional.”

SACP calls on Ramaphosa to investigate Limpopo political killings
16 August 2019, 4:44 PM

The South African Communist Party (SACP) in Limpopo has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to establish a ministerial task team to investigate all political killings in Limpopo.

This after six African National Congress (ANC) members who were vocal on allegations of corruption in municipalities were shot and killed in areas such as Thohoyandou, Mogakalwena and in Tubatse in the past three years.

Addressing members during a march to the Thohoyandou police station, SACP provincial spokesperson Matshike Thobejane says, “The SACP gathered here together with the alliance and MDM structure supported by business in making a pertinent call to the President of the Republic of South Africa Comrade Cyril, to put an inter-ministerial task team which must investigate and report back to him immediately on progress with regard to underlining of political killings in Limpopo. Because we cannot take it anymore.

“This task team must work with speed report back to him, and there should be action based on their recommendation which must consider with normal law processes which must put to book the killers and their financiers,” Thobejane explains.

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