The Eastern Cape Government has acted to cut down on personnel expenditure saying that all new staff recruitments “must be restricted to creating capacity to deliver on infrastructure or capital spending”. The Budget Review tabled with the Provincial Budget today, states that in particular this must apply to the... Read more
The two industrial development zones in the Eastern Cape at East London and Coega had created 32 936 jobs and attracted investment of R11.1 billion by the end of the 2010/11 financial year, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has told the National Assembly. Replying to a written question,... Read more
The Eastern Cape had created 118 181 employment opportunities through the Expanded Public Works Programme II at the end of the last financial year on March 31, 2011. A report by the Public Works Portfolio Committee tabled in Parliament states that this was achieved against an annual target of... Read more
Eastern Cape provincial departments were only able to draw down R21.9 million of the R60.3 million allocated as a wage incentive grant as part of the Expanded Public Works Programme in the last financial year, according to a report tabled in Parliament. The report by the Public Works Portfolio... Read more
Only 81% of the 1 722 position in the Infrastructure and Engineering Directorate were filled at the end of September last year. A report to the Infrastructure, Engineering, Electricity and Energy Directorate that meets this afternoon says that 1 460 positions are currently filled. There are 160 budgeted vacancies... Read more
The Infrastructure and Engineering Directorate has recommended that the payment certificates of consultants and contractors who do not attach a report on labour working on sites should not be processed. In a report to the Infrastructure, Engineering, Electricity and Energy Committee, the directorate says there is a need to... Read more
The Human Resources and Corporate Administration Directorate has outlined a number of “concrete and immediate” steps that it recommends should be taken to verify the qualifications of municipal employees. In a report to the Human Resources and Corporate Administration Committee that meets on Tuesday, the directorate says that Nelson... Read more
25-01-2012 -Nelson Mandela Bay had spent only 43.1% of its Operating Budget at the end of December due to the high vacancy rate which reduced personnel costs and low spending on the Repairs and Maintenance Budget. The Mid-Year Report that will be tabled in Council also reveals that only... Read more
18-01-2012 -The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative South Africa (REDISA) aimed to create approximately 15 000 jobs opportunities, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said in a statement this morning. The REDISA plan came into effect on December 01 last year and is binding upon producers, transporters, dealers and processors... Read more