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Cadre deployment again under fire

2012-07-24 17:53

Johannesburg - The Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) has blamed the poor performance of municipalities on cadre deployment.

"These statistics again underline the negative effects of cadre deployment in local government," Fedusa general secretary Dennis George said on Tuesday.

"Officials like mayors and councillors should be appointed on merit and proven track-records, and not on political affiliation," he said.

No clean audits for metros

Fedusa was reacting to the financial report on local government released by Auditor General (AG) Terence Nombembe.

Nombembe's report revealed on Monday that only 5% of municipalities had obtained clean audits for the financial year of 2010/2011.

None of the metros received clean audits and 13% of the municipalities did not submit financial statements in time for auditing.

Procurement to the value of R3.5bn could not be audited because municipalities had not provided the required information or documentation.

In 46% of the audited municipalities, contracts were awarded to employees, councillors, and other state officials.

A total of 54 municipalities collectively underspent their budgets by R3.7bn.

"The fact that only 5% of municipalities received clean audits for the 2010-2011 period, signals a systematic demise of service delivery to our citizens," said George.

Citizens’ rights

He said there was a clear skills crisis in local government, which could be addressed through interaction with the local government sector education training authority (Seta).

"We have the right to the sound administration of municipalities, so that our hard-earned taxes are put to optimal use," George said.

The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) has called for a national debate on a turnaround strategy for municipalities across the country.

Cosatu said the AG's report painted a grim picture of incompetence, maladministration and the waste of public money.

Comments
  • lownabester - 2012-07-24 18:04

    FFS, you only realised this now!!!!! (Pardon my language) But dealing with this country swearing becomes an everyday thing.

      Squeegee - 2012-07-24 18:15

      If Zipper keeps on reproducing he can soon populate every structure in SA.

      michael.bushes - 2012-07-24 18:48

      South Africa needs a Robert Mugabe but a Mugabe with a good heart, to save South Africa from imploding. These leaders are way to weak and can do nothing. Just look at all the factions within the ANC, one pulling the horse left, the other pulling right, all while the horse itself is being sodomised by two factions taking turns. Im making plans to get out of this ticking time bomb. You wont see me on CNN standing in a long queue at a UN food truck.

      oomkrummel.krummel - 2012-07-24 20:22

      I like so many of us love our country. Please realize that we (whites,coloreds,Indians,Africans)ALL want to be part of this great nation and so do our children. Stop the racist BEE nonsense, allow us to assist in sorting out the mess. Apartheid will NEVER come back no matter which party wins.!!!

  • Michael - 2012-07-24 18:12

    To my ANC leaders, lets do away with cdr deployment, it is wrong to employ people who are not skilled into position that need certaon skills, thats why there is no service delivery in our Country, lets employ both blacks and white according to skills needed in our public service before DA take over government, our loyalty is not unlimited, one day we may try Mrs Zille if she continues do well.

  • Henk - 2012-07-24 18:13

    It is nor cadre deployment, but organised crime deployment. Please get your facts straight!

      laurence.bekink.3 - 2012-07-25 09:17

      Hahaha, too true Henk.

  • daniel.motlhatlhedi - 2012-07-24 18:15

    Comrades are useless they only want money in their pockets. Even Seta is a waste of time.

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-07-24 18:16

    Yet by the time the next audit comes around and is failed yet again,the same cadres will be in power,voted in by the same sheep!

      Michael - 2012-07-24 18:20

      Cant you try to make more goats, maybe there will be difference sooner!

      koos.meyer.52 - 2012-07-24 19:39

      No, Comrades normally get golden handshakes and redeployed to another Dept - it is the ANC way. corrupt bastards!!!

  • gift.rode - 2012-07-24 18:25

    Tell us a solution to this not something we already know

  • julio.sanfona - 2012-07-24 18:32

    Now there's a good observation. How long did it take Fedusa to to realize that cadre deployment isn't working? I could have told them the same thing years ago. Now I'd like to know: how does Fedusa suggest we fix the cadre deployment issue? I think they're just looking to score some points.

      oomkrummel.krummel - 2012-07-24 20:24

      Stop BEE..that will be a good start don't you think..??

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-07-24 18:42

    Hey Cosatu how about us going on a PEACEFUL strike to ensure that the government dismisses these cadres and employ people on merit, not affirmative action or cadres.They are plundering the fiscus coffers and getting away with it.If you really care about the wellbeing of the our country Vavi, here is your chance.The taxpayers are now becomming fed up.

  • alfred.neumann.142 - 2012-07-24 18:55

    If there's one word that will give the rotten crooks and their criminal comrades from Loot Freely House sleepless nights it's "merit".

  • jeremy.forbes.1293 - 2012-07-24 18:56

    More signs of panic. There is now a realisation that the ANC might well lose the next election and those allied to them will be equally punished. There is a great deal of anger in townships up and down our country, there is an increasing understanding that corruption is always at the expense of the poor.

  • joe.irwin.50 - 2012-07-24 19:05

    Wow. Did someone wake up????

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-07-24 19:07

    Cadre deployment within governmental offices. AA in the workplace. Therein lies the problem.

  • sharon.ackerman.77 - 2012-07-24 19:32

    Same story different year. Next year we will hear the same story AGAIN

  • jo.vankatwijk - 2012-07-24 19:55

    Cadre = 1.A small group of people specially trained for a particular purpose or profession. 2.A group of activists in a communist or other revolutionary organization. I hate that word. It's such a communist word. Rather call it "jobs for pals". Anyhow, we'll never get rid of this phenomenon as long as the ANC is the government. They'll keep giving the peachy jobs to their pals and the children of these pals and the children of the children of these pals.

  • Michael - 2012-07-24 20:02

    South Africa is a God chosen country, we overcame apartheid we did not have civil war during transition to democracy, boeremag failed to cause civil war, now if ANC is refiusing to deal with nepotism and cdr deployment of incomppetent people so that they take the contry down, someone who look after Us will take them out of power. I beg evryone not to leave this beautiful country for Ausie, its not nice there, you will miss this country, stay here and witness things through your own eyes.

  • Robsschele - 2012-07-24 21:31

    Appoint an official according to his experience and qualifications. It's the only way forward. Also do regular checks on all issues where money is involved.

  • braamc - 2012-07-25 06:05

    It is the cANCer theft and corruption.

  • sisie.indola - 2012-07-25 07:06

    No sh*t Jose...the taxpaying public has been saying this since 1994, and you are only realizing this now - what planet were you on? Nice of you to join us - but nothing will be done as this is just election talk. Well sorry for you, you don't get my vote and no KFC lunch, blankets nor t-shirt will do it either. Oh and keep your promises to yourself - if you aren't going to go through with them don't bother - it is a waste of my time and yours.

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