Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni
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23 Oct 2021
6:45 am

ANC municipality sets Grade 11 standard for its managers

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni

The ANC in Johannesburg says it has high standards, but deployees have the final say when hiring administrative personnel.

ANC flag. Picture: Michel Bega

Opposition parties say cadre deployment has significantly lowered the bar for hiring local government employees. A complaint to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane reveals several managers employed at Ditsobotla local municipality in the North West were employed despite their highest qualification being Grade 11. The phrase Grade 11 trended for two days on Twitter this week, following the complaint. The ANC in Johannesburg says it has high standards, but deployees have the final say when hiring administrative personnel. According to ANC greater Joburg region spokesperson Sasabona Manganye, local government cannot afford to employ unqualified people. The ANC is aware that failure...