Salga: Unqualified staff cannot be fired

2012-08-07 16:41

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 officers.

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.”


  • White.Tiger.Diamond.Paw - 2012-08-07 18:49

    This is the s**t that makes me livid! How were these people employed if they were not qualified, whilst poor Loliwe out there has the qualification but can't get a job!?

  • quartus.vanzyl - 2012-09-18 17:08

    exactly what does this statement "local government cannot fire unqualified staff" mean?? If you can employ them you can also fire them! The people who employed these unqualified workers in the first instance should in fact also be fired!

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