Johannesburg - The country’s premiers, alongside President Cyril Ramaphosa, have been urged to act against more than 80 senior government officials who have failed to declare their financial interests.
In June, the Public Service Commission wrote to Ramaphosa and the premiers asking that they institute punitive measures against heads of government departments found wanting.
This was revealed by PSC commissioner Mike Selloane who, this time around, lamented that the major defaulters were employed by the national government, while Eastern Cape provincial government officials came up second.
“As of May 31, 2019, the PSC received 9834 (97%) financial disclosure forms, out of the expected 10135 from senior management service (SMS) members in the national and provincial government departments, and national government components in terms of Regulation 18 of the Public Service Regulations (PSR), 2016.
Selloane said the number of SMS members in national departments supposed to disclose their financial interest was 5797, but only 5737 made such disclosures to the commission.