Govt employs 1.3m public servants

2010-11-24 14:05
Cape Town - There are almost 1.3 million public servants employed within South Africa's national and provincial governments, Public Service and Administration Minister Richard Baloyi said on Wednesday.

In a written reply to a parliamentary question, he said national government employed 391 922 people, and the nine provincial governments a total of 891,430 people.

Of the total 1 283 352 government employees, 10 598 were senior managers, 20 996 "middle" managers, and 1 251 758 served at a "non-management service level".

Among the provinces, the KwaZulu-Natal government employed the most public servants (187 673), followed by Gauteng (150 303).

The Eastern Cape government has 146 714 public servants, while the Western Cape employs 77 820.

The reply is dated October 22 this year.

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