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pscBusinessLive reports that the Public Service Commission (PSC) on Tuesday expressed concern at the latest spate of departures and suspensions of directors-general and heads of departments, warning that the trend has a "destabilising effect on government".  

The SA Social Security Agency CEO, Thokozani Magwaza, left his job on Monday amid speculation about tension with Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.  On the same day, it emerged that Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane had given her director-general, Dan Mashitisho, a notice of intention to suspend him.  Last week, Agriculture director-general Mike Mlengana was suspended due to "governance-related issues".  According to the PSC, while the average period of tenure for a director-general or head of department had risen from 2.7 years in September of 2015 to 2.9 years in September of 2016, perceptions of internal spats at government departments were concerning.

  • Read this report in full at BusinessLive
  • Read the PSC’s press statement in this regard at PSC online
  • See too, Water portfolio committee 'alarmed' by director-general’s suspension, at News24

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