Cape Town - Local government cannot
fire unqualified staff, said South African Local Government
Association, reports the Business Day.
This follows Cabinet's instruction to
Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Richard
Baloyi to ensure municipalities employ suitably qualified financial
Earlier, auditor-general Terence
Nombembe's estimated that 70% of municipal officials were not
qualified to perform their duties.
South African Local Government
Association (Salga) CEO Xolile George said that the inefficient
workers were contractual obligations for the municipalities and
cannot be let go but trained.
"Our appetite is not to fire
people but to capacitate them.”