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Khaya Sithole | Dealing with the iron rice bowl: Government's reality check

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Khaya Sithole
Khaya Sithole

In South Africa, there are 1.3 million citizens of various skills, race, gender and expertise whose sole commitment it is to serve the public. These civil servants – from teachers, the police, nurses, community healthcare workers, and administrators across all arms of the state, all form an integral part of the state's commitment to delivering services to its citizens.

Over the past six months, as the silent killer has upended the national and global ways of life in a manner not since in peacetime periods, the civil servants have been called upon in different ways to lead the fightback against the virus.

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