22 September 2023 - NW2901
Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration
What total number of (a) cases of irregular expenditure by public servants have been brought forward in the Government since 1 January 2023 and (b) female staff have been appointed in the senior management service in the past eight months?
(a) The total number of cases of irregular expenditure by public servants which the departments reported to the Public Service Commission from 1 January 2023 is 247.
(b) From 01 January 2023 to 31 August 2023, the Public Service has appointed 524 females to positions within its Senior Management Service, as verified by data from PERSAL. This is against a total number of 1174 appointments, representing 44.6% of total appointments. Women now currently make up 44.6% of all SMS. The Department of Public Service and Administration is working directly with Heads of Corporate Services across the public service to provide the necessary technical support to ensure gender parity at the SMS level and across the whole public service.