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pscBusinessLive reports that Parliament’s portfolio committee on public service and administration wants the government to take action against senior managers found to be contravening regulations by not declaring financial interests and extra income.  

It was reacting on Tuesday to the report by the Public Service Commission (PSC) into the state of the public service in the fourth quarter of 2017.  The report found that the government was still struggling, in its bid to tackle conflicts of interest, to get senior managers to disclose their financial interests.  More than 700 senior government managers, or 37%, had failed to disclose financial details, including whether they held directorships in private or public companies.  Based on information available, the report showed that 1,943 senior managers in national and provincial departments had directorships in private and public companies.  There had been an increase in the number of reported complaints related to suspected corrupt activities, as well as grievances lodged over appointments and procurement.  These were recorded from the National Anti-Corruption Hotline, with a total of 882 lodged cases of alleged corruption since April 2017.  The commission has only an advisory function and so the most it can do is make recommendations to affected departments and their political heads.

  • Read this report by Theto Mahlakoana in full at BusinessLive

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