President Ramaphosa: 3 301 Public Service Employees Are Not Qualified

President Ramaphosa: 3 301 Public Service Employees Are Not Qualified

- President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that 3 301 public service employees do not possess the right qualifications for their positions

- He revealed this during his appearance at the State Capture Inquiry

- Ramaphosa admitted that the government is at fault and that they would not dismiss the employees but work to find a solution that does not impinge on their human rights

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President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that 3 031 public service members are not sufficiently qualified to work in their positions.

This was revealed during President Cyril Ramaphosa's appearance at the State Capture Enquiry. This comes at a time when South Africa is debating the need for qualifications for government employees. eNCA uploaded part of Ramaphosa's appearance on Facebook.

President Ramaphosa: 3 301 public service employees are not qualified
President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed that 3 301 public servants are not qualified for their positions. Photo credit: MIKE HUTCHINGS/AFP
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Ramaphosa admitted that 3 301 people is a lot but said that the government will not dismiss them. He admitted that the government itself was to blame for the situation for having employed under qualified people.

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The president said that the state needed to correct this error in a humane way that takes into account the rights of the individuals in question.

The South African reported that this accounts for 35% of all public service employees. Recenltly, the DA has been criticised for its members not having tertiary qualifications.

Earlier, Briefly News reported that the Minister for Public Service and Administration Senzo Mchunu recently revealed that about 3 301 out of 9 477 - a whopping 35% of senior officials employed in Parliament - do not have the correct qualifications for the job.

Mchunu made the revelation after he was questioned by the DA's Michéle Clarke, who said that the DA will be writing to the Standing Committee of Public Accounts (Scopa) to investigate the claims that these officials do not have the correct credentials for their positions.

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In other news, having a post-matric qualification has been the talk of the town recently. This is after the DA's Bonginkosi Madikizela was suspended for lying on his CV about a degree he does not actually hold.

The DA's Natasha Mazzone followed behind after she defended having a matric certificate and no further qualifications. Mazzone went as far as telling former EFF Secretary-General Godrich Gardee that his qualification got him 'nothing'.

Briefly News' readers seem to have mixed thoughts about the topic.

The poll Briefly News shared on Twitter showed that 79.3% of our readers believe that a post-matric qualification is necessary for politicians.

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