KZN officials don't declare businesses

2012-06-22 07:53

Durban - About 2 500 KwaZulu-Natal education officials doing work for the department have not declared their business interests, MEC Senzo Mchunu said on Thursday.

"The assessment is based on the fact that, for the 2011/12 financial year, the Auditor General has identified close to 2 500 employees who are doing business where there is no approval that can be found in this regard," he said in a statement.

In February, the education department approved policies compelling officials to declare their business interests.

Mchunu said the officials needed to urgently complete forms declaring their remuneration for work outside the public service, and conflicts of interest.

"This kind of practice is not acceptable and as a department we need to put a stop to it."
Disciplinary steps would be taken against transgressors.

  • jack.kukard - 2012-06-22 08:01

    Graivy thick or thin does not matter......just keep the train rolling...

      Squeegee - 2012-06-22 08:34

      KZN the new Limpopo...

      Rob.Trianglem - 2012-06-22 08:37

      Theft is obviously one of their businesses my comrades...... OH yes and of course NEPOTISM!!

      Revelgen - 2012-06-22 09:11

      Yep, every single day brings more evidence that we are being ruled by a corrupt, self-enriching (and useless) ANC government. Will they ever change? Of COURSE not, all this lovely, fraudulently-obtained lolly is FAR too nice. The only way we will ever get proper value from our hard-earned tax money is to get rid of the crooked ANC.

  • marion.friedenthal - 2012-06-22 08:08

    This is probably why my son's English teacher does his 'other job' in class instead of teaching English.

  • Vince - 2012-06-22 08:15

    When is it going to be understood that working for government means you are employed to serve the people of this country and not to line your own pocket!

      grant.hide - 2012-06-22 08:24

      Once the DA is elected.

  • donald - 2012-06-22 08:32

    one would think that a government official doing business with the state is tantamount to insider trading. I think that the law should be clear either you are a public servant or a business person. Not both. What would happen if you worked in a company and started a business on the side using the resources of that company. fired.

  • Biiza M Herbert - 2012-06-22 09:02

    pple shldnt complain we knw gorvenment doeant pay let em do other ythings

      gpitse - 2012-06-22 14:48

      Have you consider applying for job on private sector, no , cause you dont have the qualification , you "work" for gorvnmt cause you were dragged in ...

  • nigel.burgess.52 - 2012-06-22 09:07

    There should not be any allowance made for 'other business interests'. My employer wouldn't let me perform 'other business interests' and quite right since he pays me to look after his business interests, not my own. They shouldn't be allowed to do anything other than their jobs, and perhaps then they might perform a little better. (Well there's always hope)

  • colin.dovey - 2012-06-22 09:10

    Where is THIS news? DA Youth stages Parly walkout Fri, 22 Jun 2012 7:32 AM The DA Youth and several other youth representatives walked out of a sitting of the Youth Parliament on Thursday and would not sign the 2012 Declaration.

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