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tshwane thumb100 News24 reports that Tshwane Executive Mayor Solly Msimanga has asked for a full audit of qualifications held by management officials, following a qualifications scandal involving the city’s chief of staff.  

It was reported last week that former chief of staff Marietha Aucamp was appointed to the position even though she did not have the required qualifications.  Shortly after the news broke, Aucamp was placed on special leave and an investigation was instituted to probe her appointment and the qualifications listed on her assessment form for the position.  Aucamp then resigned on Thursday at the behest of Msimanga.  The mayor said that revelations and prima facie evidence had come to the fore, leaving him no option but to ask Aucamp to resign.  The investigation into Aucamp's qualifications and subsequent appointment is ongoing, however Msimanga has now officially written to the city manager to institute an audit of qualifications for all officials in the City who currently hold management positions.  He said the audit would include managers, directors and group heads hired during his time as mayor and those hired before the DA-led administration took over Tshwane.  Msimanga added that he would not allow the investigation into Aucamp's qualifications to fizzle out and that he wanted to find out where HR processes had been flouted.

  • Read this report by Alex Mitchley and Jan Bornman in full at News24

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