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saceCity Press writes that the SA Council for Educators (Sace) is embroiled in yet another job-for-pals scandal.  

Controversy surrounds the appointment of a senior SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) member as corporate services manager at the regulatory body for teachers.  In a statement, the organisation did not respond to specific questions relating to Raphasha’s appointment.  Raphasha was apparently appointed to the post despite not meeting key requirements, which included an appropriate degree or equivalent, at least five years’ experience in human resource (HR) management and administrative or management experience.  One of the other candidates is known to have the requisite qualifications and experience.  At the time of his appointment at the council in September last year, Raphasha was Sadtu’s secretary in Limpopo.  Meantime, an investigation by the Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, into alleged nepotism at Sace is nearing completion.  Raphasha’s appointment does not fall within Mkhwebane’s investigation because he was appointed after it was initiated.

  • Read this report by Msindisi Fengu in full at City Press
  • Read too, Sadtu denies member got senior position thanks to jobs-for-pals network, at EWN

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