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psaPretoria News reports that the ongoing investigation into the state of the Department of Health’s Civitas headquarters has found 29 non-compliant floors and a building that is literally falling apart.  

According to Public Servants Association (PSA) chairperson Peter Moloi, this emerged after a three-day floor-by-floor survey by three government inspectors last week.  The inspection confirmed the horrendous working conditions workers had been complaining about for months, he said.  However, the outcome of the inspection has brought workers no closer to being removed from the building.  The inspectors visited the building following repeated protests by workers unhappy with the state of the building.  Moloi said the inspectors were dismayed by the numerous problems, but no one was willing to take action.  To make matters worse, Moloi said, owing to the weekend rains, employees arrived to find the boardroom and kitchen in tatters this week.  “This building is falling apart and no one is willing to take the well-being of workers into consideration.  Just a bit of rain over the weekend and workers find a boardroom and kitchen also in pieces.  It is sad for workers as the inspector is not willing to do the honourable thing and give us a letter stating whether it is safe for workers to occupy the remaining offices,” Moloi observed.

  • Read Goitsemang Tlhabye’s full report in this regard at Pretoria News

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