Over 1 200 state disciplinary cases in last quarter

2015-09-27 21:21

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Johannesburg - There were 1 239 disciplinary cases undertaken in national departments in the last quarter of the financial year ending March 31 this year, government said on Sunday. 

In a statement by the governance and administration cluster, it said the public service and administration department had worked to make sure disciplinary cases were finalised in the prescribed 90 day period. 

"The established pool of labour relations specialists and legal experts have identified departments that require urgent intervention," the cluster said.

They were providing the necessary assistance to the police, and to the departments of correctional services, health, basic education and home affairs. 

Our of the 1 239 cases, 765 were finalised within 90 days, 64 were finalised outside of the 90 days, and 410 cases were still pending.

The cluster said the Home Affairs department launched a counter-corruption project called Operation Bvisa Masina which sought to deal decisively with fraud and corruption and those found guilty of such offences.

"Since the launch of Operation Bvisa Masina, 26 people have been arrested for fraud and corruption offences," the cluster said.

The cluster said it had announced its intention to end the current late registration of birth process. 

They would soon announce "new stringent measures" to enforce regulations, late birth registrations, and early registration within 30 days of birth.

Corrective measures

"We have also produced a national audit outcomes improvement plan focusing on all municipalities, including those that are categorised as 'dysfunctional' in terms of the B2B Programme," the cluster said.

"Work commenced to prepare for the 2014/15 annual financial statements (AFS) and audit files. A total of 167 municipalities have a plan of action to prepare and submit AFS and 158 municipalities have officials designated to manage the audit files."

Out of 198 senior managers appointed, 176 were compliant with the Municipal Systems Act and regulations regarding the appointment and employment of senior managers. 

"However, 22 senior managers were in contravention of the prescripts. Members of the Executive Councils in the affected provinces have taken corrective measures," the cluster said.

"For example, in the Eastern Cape four appointments were found non-compliant and therefore the MEC directed that the affected municipalities to re-advertise." 

In respect of the appointments of senior managers, 238 out of 278 (86%) municipal managers and 231 out of 278 (83%) chief financial officers’ positions had been filled by June 2015.

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