Question NW2331 to the Minister of Health

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29 October 2020 - NW2331

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Health

(1)On what date did the senior clinical manager at the Mankweng Hospital near Polokwane in Limpopo, who reportedly does not have sufficient experience to have been appointed as a clinical manager, (a) attain his medical degree and (b) complete his internship; (2) what (a) total number of years did the specified doctor practise as a general practitioner before his promotion and (b) are the regulations regarding experience required for a doctor to serve as a clinical manager; (3) what action will he take in this regard?


In accordance with Section 11 of the Public Service Act, 1994, as amended, appointments and the filling of posts in the public service shall be in accordance with equality and the other democratic values and principles enshrined in the Constitution. Thus, all persons who qualify for the appointment, transfer or promotion concerned shall be considered. Also, the evaluation of persons shall be based on training, skills, competence, knowledge and the need to redress the imbalances of the past to achieve a public service broadly representative of the South African people, including representation according to race, gender and disability.

1. Currently there is no one appointed as Senior Clinical Manager at Mankweng Hospital, as this post does not exist on the approved organisational structure of the Hospital.

(a) Not applicable;

(b) Not applicable.

2. Not applicable.

3. Not applicable.


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