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westerncapeCape Argus reports that no jobs will be lost at the Western Cape Legislature, although a draft enhancement project plan recommends that at least 38 permanent jobs should go.  

Legislature secretary Gilbert Lawrence indicated that the process was a three-phased process and that consultations were still ongoing with senior managers and staff.  A report by auditors PwC in July last year, entitled the Functional Enhancement Project, set out measures to streamline processes and save on staff costs with cuts.  Lawrence said they never asked PwC for a renewed staff structure.  “We went to PwC to ask for systems to enhance our processes.  We will take this report and make our determination.  This is not a definitive document,” he indicated.  Lawrence added that the unions and staff were briefed on several aspects of the report and that they had made submissions which were still being considered.  “We will continue to take the process forward but no one is going to lose his or her job,” he reiterated.

  • Read this report by Jason Felix in full at Cape Argus

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