Nearly R50m paid out to suspended public servants

Nearly R50-million has been paid out to the about 400 public servants who are currently on paid suspensions, the City Press newspaper reported on Sunday.

According to the public service and administration department, 238 employees currently suspended from national departments have already received approximately R27-million in terms of salaries and benefits; while 163 employees currently suspended from provincial departments have received R20-million thus far. 

The most common reason for suspension was misconduct: including for assault, dishonesty, corruption and fraud. A number of disciplinary hearing cases were postponed – sometimes for years – due to a variety of delays including medical reasons, the unavailability of various parties, lawyers’ need to prepare and the reluctance of officials to participate. 

Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane’s spokesperson Brent Simons said that the minister wanted to speed up or change the system dealing with suspensions. “If someone is suspended with full pay, the suspension must be reviewed within 30 days,” Simons told the newspaper. – 

Keep the powerful accountable

Subscribe for R30/mth for the first three months. Cancel anytime.

Subscribers get access to all our best journalism, subscriber-only newsletters, events and a weekly cryptic crossword.

Sapa
Guest Author

Related stories

WELCOME TO YOUR M&G

Already a subscriber? Sign in here

Advertising

Latest stories

ATM wins secret ballot case on appeal

Former speaker Thandi Modise’s refusal to allow MPs to vote in secret on a motion of no confidence against President Cyril Ramaphosa was not rational, the SCA held

Covid cases continue to rise as fourth wave looms

Gauteng has seen an increase of over 8000 new cases in the past day

Africa CDC cautious on Covid-19 vaccine boosters

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention says it will recommend Covid-19 vaccine boosters only for people older than 60 years

JSC interviews with candidates for chief justice set for early...

After the February interviews and deliberations, the Judicial Service Commission will submit a report to President Cyril Ramaphosa
Advertising

press releases

Loading latest Press Releases…
×