Molefe will still get his R2.2m salary

2011-08-18 18:00

Pretoria - Professor Johnny Molefe, whose appointment as Tshwane University of Technology vice chancellor was revoked, will continue getting his salary of almost R2.2m a year, according to a report on Thursday.

Director General in the department of higher education Gwebinkundla Qonde said Molefe would continue being paid in terms of his contracts as he remained in the employ of the university, Pretoria News reported.

"The administrator will determine what work he will be doing," he said.

However, council members would not be paid by the university as the council did not exist anymore and their term had expired.

Earlier this week, the university was placed under administration and Molefe's appointment was revoked by Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande.

Professor Themba Mosia has been appointed administrator.

Qonde said Mosia would run the institution for a period not exceeding two years, subject to a review of progress after 12 months. He has "substantial" experience as registrar at North West University.

The decision to place TUT under administration came two weeks after allegations that Molefe had used a revoked evaluation certificate when applying for the post.

The department has spoken out against this, saying circumstances surrounding Molefe's appointment had seriously compromised the academic integrity and reputation of the institution.

"By this action and others, it has shown that it has failed to take seriously the recommendations of the independent assessor and has deliberately ignored the minister's reasonable request for council to postpone the appointment until he had decided whether to appoint an administrator or not," the department said.

The report of the independent assessor, published in the government gazette on November 22 2010, identified serious problems in the governance and management of TUT, which stem from the human resource portfolio of the institution.

  • letsee - 2011-08-18 18:02

    I could never get a contract like that.

      Neil - 2011-08-18 18:13

      What Else Can we expect? Revoke and still pay him.. Where is the logic in that?

      Fred - 2011-08-18 18:16

      Another crony milking the system The gravy train rolls on and on, gathering speed at an alarming pace. I have never seen such unbridled greed as we have in this ruling party !!!!!!!

  • Neil - 2011-08-18 18:15

    "The decision to place TUT under administration came two weeks after allegations that Molefe had used a revoked evaluation certificate when applying for the post." Wow, you should have FIRED the idiot the moment you came to know of this. But Noooooo, Revoke the appointment and still pay him.. Wow, this goverment of ours is on a level of their own. Not even old Mad Bob is so stupid.

  • Paul - 2011-08-18 18:17

    So even if he has to be the general do-nothing with no portfolio, he still gets this massive salary? Riiiiight. Reminds me of the old NAT days of "baadjies vir boeties". To translate, we look after our brothers, don't we.

  • maseratifitt - 2011-08-18 18:21

    A Non-ANC contract usually has some clause which makes provision for instant dismissal and consequent forfeiture of all benefits, in circumstances such as this. R2.2million. What for?

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