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INSIDE LABOUR | Bloated civil service or misunderstood government wage bill?

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Terry Bell (supplied)
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The government wage bill may have increased, but it can be argued that the civil service is understaffed, says Terry Bell. 

A common misconception, encouraged by media reports and rating agency comments, is that South Africa's civil service is bloated and has continued to grow while the private sector has shed jobs.

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