27 August 2021 - NW1546
Komane, Ms RN to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration
What are the reasons that vacant Head of Department posts in the North West are filled with persons employed on temporary contracts?
The appointments of Heads of Department is governed by the Public Service Act which states that such appointments shall not exceed a period of five years. The contracts of two serving heads of department (COGTA and Human Settlements) were extended by the Premier on a short term basis at the end of their initial 5 year contract periods. The recruitment process of replacement full time incumbents is currently underway.