- More than half of the financial officers and municipal managers in South Africa are not qualified for their jobs
- Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene recently revealed this information and added that most cases are in big municipalities
- Nene claimed that new regulations will be established to address this problem
According to South Africa's Finance Minister, more than half of the country's chief financial officers and municipal managers aren't qualified for their jobs.
Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene stated that this included big municipalities like Tshwane and Joburg.
New regulations will be issued that will give officials a year and a half from the day that they are appointed to get the qualifications they need to have.
It will be compulsory for all municipal councils to make the necessary requirements for a job a condition of employment.
According to a report by EWN, 94 of the 193 municipal managers are qualified for their posts. Of the 218 chief financial officers, only 79 have proper qualification.
Nene also revealed that in around 40 municipalities the posts for both these positions are vacant.
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