Loading...
See More

Sisulu: Civil servants not always civil

Sep 26 2012 08:52 Sapa

Related Articles

Unions sign final wage deal - Sisulu

Civil service fraud cost SA R300m

State invites labour back to negotiate

Sisulu: Salaries to cost state R30bn

Civil service fraud cost SA R300m

Govt breaks off civil servants wage talks

 

Johannesburg - Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has said that some civil servants find it acceptable to catch forty winks at work or to assault others, Beeld reported on Wednesday.

She was replying to a question in Parliament by ANC MP Malesane Themba about how many civil servants had been dismissed or fired because of misconduct.

According to Sisulu, nearly 3 000 civil servants were dismissed in the past three years, and 149 were fired, the newspaper reported.

She said 2 922 were dismissed because they either disregarded rules, regulations or legal obligations, deliberately squandered state funds, or were found guilty of theft, bribery or corruption.

Others were charged with absenteeism, or moonlighting without official permission.

Charges of sexual harassment, discrimination, being asleep on the job, intimidation of colleagues, contravening the civil service's code of conduct, and assaulting colleagues or threatening them with assault were also dealt with.

According to Beeld, Sisulu said a total of 379 incidents of misconduct were perpetrated by officials in senior management positions.

In answer to another question, Sisulu said the development and improvement of civil servants' competence was a priority for the department.


*Follow Fin24 on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.
lindiwe sisulu  |  civil servants
NEXT ON FIN24X

 
 
 

Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
14 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Company Snapshot

We're talking about:

Small Business

Retailers of any shape and size can now unlock the power of mobile transacting.
 
 

3 sports games you have to watch this weekend

Whether it’s date night or a braai with buddies, plan around these three exciting sporting games!

 
 

Men24.com

Everyday struggles of naturally skinny guys
And this year's Miss Bumbum title goes to...
How to maintain your mo, bro
Hottie of the day: Colette

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...
Loading...