Question NW1900 to the Minister of Arts and Culture

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02 July 2018 - NW1900

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Wessels, Mr W to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

(1). Whether all members of the senior management services (SMS) in his department had declared their interest for the past year as required by the Public Service Regulations; if no, (a) why not, (b) how many of the specified members did not declare their interests and (c) what are the (i) names and (ii) ranks of the specified noncompliant members of the SMS; (2). Whether noncompliant SMS members have been charged; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3). What number (a) of employees in his department at each post level are currently suspended on full salary and (b) of the specified employees at each level have been suspended for the specified number of days (details furnished); (4). What is the total amount of cost attached the days of service lost as a result of the suspension in each specified case?


(1). All forty nine [49] senior managers employed by the Department of Arts and Culture as at 30th April 2017 disclosed their financial interests for the 2016/17 financial year .

(2). Falls off as all SMS complied.

(3) (a). Only one employee has been suspended

(b). The employee is at an SMS level. The suspension was effected on 1 December 2017. To date, 29 June 2018, the suspension is for seven (7) months.

(4). The total cost amounts to R 595 855.75


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