16 September 2019 - NW206
Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister of Health
(a) What is the total number of vacancies in (i) his department and (ii) each of the provincial departments reporting to him and (b) by what date will the vacancies be filled in each case?
1. (i) The total number of vacancies on the National Department Health establishment is 25 after the reprioritization process.
(ii) Information on provinces according to Persal report reflects a total of 42,926 vacancies for the nine provincial departments. A verification process is currently underway for provinces to match the Persal report with their actual existing funded vacancies.
2. Identified critical vacancies for the National Department of Health will be filled in the current financial year by 31 March 2020.
Information still awaited from provinces to confirm timelines for filling their vacant posts.