2027-w932 - 05 May 2027

Fikile Zachariah Majola to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Whether there is any position of (a) chief executive officer, (b) chief financial officer and/or (c) chief operating officer that is currently vacant in each entity reporting to him; if so, (i) how long has each specified position been vacant and (ii) what is the reason for each vacancy; (2) Have the vacancies been advertised; if so, (a) were interviews done and (b) on what date will the vacancies be filled; (3) (a) what is the total number of persons who are currently employed in the specified positions in an acting capacity, (b) for what period has each person been acting in each position and (c) has any of the specified persons applied for the positions?

Reply from the Minister of Public Service and Administration on 5 May 2027

DPSA

  1. The Department of Public Service and Administration (a) does not have a chief executive officer position, (b) the chief financial officer position is filled (c) does not have a chief operating officer position
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (PSC)

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is an independent Constitutional body, and its budget is appropriated via the Minister of Public Service and Administration.

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2022-w2230 - 15 June 2022

Rosina Ntshetsana Komane to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

In light of the fact that 6 457 employees of the Public Service were still receiving outdated housing allowance as at 31 March 2022, what are the reasons that (a) this is still happening and (b) it has not yet been reviewed and/or corrected?

Reply from the Minister of Public Service and Administration on 15 Jun 2022

a) Employees who are receiving the old housing allowance are those who have not submitted the required housing allowance documents to their respective Human Resource Sections within their respective departments. The required documents include a completed and signed application form for homeowners, proof of home ownership as well as proof that the employee occupies the property concerned. Upon submission of the necessary documents, the ...

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2022-w667 - 15 June 2022

Leon Amos Schreiber to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

What are the reasons that members of the Cabinet have not yet undergone lifestyle audits despite the fact that this was promised by the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, in his State of the Nation Address in 2019?

Reply from the Minister of Public Service and Administration on 15 Jun 2022

1) The Department of Public Service and Administration does not have a mandate to perform lifestyle audits for members of Cabinet. This is the mandate of the Presidency. In March 2022, the Presidency responded to this question in Parliamentary Question 702.

2. The response was as follows: “The introduction of lifestyle audits for Members of the Executive has taken far longer than originally anticipated. ...

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2022-w1945 - 15 June 2022

Haseena Ismail to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

What (a) total number of Cuban (i) teachers, (ii) engineers, (iii) nurses and (iv) doctors are currently employed in the Republic and (b) is the total cost of their employment?

Reply from the Minister of Public Service and Administration on 15 Jun 2022

According to the information extracted from PERSAL as at 30 April 2022, the total number of Cubans teachers, engineers, nurses and doctors currently employed in the Republic and the total cost of their employment are as follows:

Category

a) Total number of employees

b) Total costs

(i) Teachers

None

Not applicable

(ii) Engineers

65

R50 394 855

(iii) Nurses

None

Not applicable

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2022-w1927 - 15 June 2022

Mimmy Martha Gondwe to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

What (a) total number of senior managers within the Public Service have enrolled for and successfully completed the Ethics in the Public Service online course offered by the National School of Government and (b) is the breakdown of the specified figure in each (i) national and (ii) provincial government department?

Reply from the Minister of Public Service and Administration on 15 Jun 2022

a) Since the inception of the course in 2016, of just over 9 800 members of the senior management services, 1,963 senior managers enrolled and successfully completed the course.

b) The following tables reflect the breakdown of this figure:

Period

National

Provincial

TOTAL

1 Apr 2016 to 31 March 2017

12

38

50

1 Apr 2017 to 31 March 2018

96

66

162

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2022-w1842 - 14 June 2022

Mimmy Martha Gondwe to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Whether his department intends to require that public servants spend a minimum number of years in a position before they can be considered for and/or qualify for a promotion (details furnished); if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) What number of (a) directors-general and (b) heads of departments are currently acting without having the requisite experience of over six years in a senior management position within the Public Service?

Reply from the Minister of Public Service and Administration on 14 Jun 2022

(1) Recruitment and Selection in the Public Service under the Public Service Act, 1994, is based on an open employment system where persons apply and compete for positions. Persons already employed in the Public Service need to also apply for higher posts in the event that they wish to progress in the service and compete for such posts, promotion is not automatic. When a ...

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2022-w1841 - 14 June 2022

Mimmy Martha Gondwe to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

What measures has his department put in place in order to strengthen meritocracy in the Public Service?

Reply from the Minister of Public Service and Administration on 14 Jun 2022

The Public Service Act, 1994 and Public Service Regulations, 2016 requires that persons who are appointed in the Public Service must be fit and proper and further indicates that any person who is appointed must meet the inherent requirement of the job. Section 11 of the Public Service Act, 1994, states that in the public service- “(a) all persons who applied and qualify for ...

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2022-w956 - 18 May 2022

Mimmy Martha Gondwe to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

What informs the proposed extension of the tenure of heads of department from 5 to 10 years?

Reply from the Minister of Public Service and Administration on 18 May 2022

The tenure of HoDs is still a matter being consulted as part of the Professionalization Framework for the Public Service and no final decision has been reached. The proposed extension is from 5 to 7 years and not 10 years. The following are some of the reasons that have been put forward for the consideration to increase the tenure of HODs:

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2022-w824 - 18 May 2022

Mimmy Martha Gondwe to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

What measures and/or interventions has her department put in place to ensure that the Public Service recruits only ethical public servants with the highest degree of integrity?

Reply from the Minister of Public Service and Administration on 18 May 2022

All individuals who wish to apply for a post in the Public Service, are required to complete the Z83 application for employment form. The form is designed to assist department to only recruit only ethical public servants with the highest degree of integrity as they are required to declare matters related to all pending disciplinary and criminal cases as well as matters related to ...

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2022-w886 - 17 May 2022

James Robert Bourne Lorimer to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

What (a) is the total number of incidents of (i) sexual harassment and (ii) sexual assault that were reported in her department (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2021, (b) number of cases (i) were opened and concluded, (ii) were withdrawn and (iii) remain open or pending based on the incidents and (c) sanctions were meted out against each person who was found guilty?

Reply from the Minister of Public Service and Administration on 17 May 2022

The Department of Public Service has sexual harassment policy in place. As part of the implementation of the policy awareness programmes on management of sexual harassment in the workplace including procedures and processes to be followed in reporting related cases are held. The department also provides psychosocial support through Employee Health and Wellness unit to victims and those affected.

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