Home Affairs: 2 000 vacancies

2003-03-07 21:45

Cape Town - The home affairs department has 1 915 vacant posts of which 349 will be filled as soon as possible after the start of the 2003/04 financial year, according to Home Affairs Minister Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

It was hoped other critical posts would be filled as soon as possible after the restructuring of the public service was completed, he said in written reply to Sakkie Pretorius (NNP).

There were 374 vacancies at head office and 358 at the government printing works in Pretoria.

Of the provinces, Gauteng and Mpumalanga had the highest number of vacancies with 97 each, Buthelezi said.

In written reply to Annelize van Wyk earlier this week, Buthelezi said 11 of the department's top management posts, including director-general, were filled in acting capacities.