AfriForum requested the uMfolozi Municipality to provide the civil rights organisation with proof that this municipality’s senior management meet the minimum requirements of the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003 (Act No 56 of 2003). AfriForum also requested tender documents for a contract that has been dragging on for a while.
“Local municipalities are often used to make available jobs to friends and acquaintances who do not necessarily meet the minimum legal requirements. We have also found that these unqualified people are then sent on courses while in the job – at the expense of the tax-payers. This while, in many cases, there are other people with the necessary qualifications who could have been appointed right from the start,” says Eugene van Aswegen, AfriForum’s Provincial Coordinator for KwaZulu-Natal.
AfriForum recently won a successful appeals case with cost against the eMadlangeni Local Municipality after the municipality refused to comply with the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No 2 of 2000) (PAIA). AfriForum will consider going to court again if the uMfolozi Municipality refuses its request.
AfriForum often receive information from whistle-blowers who report improper employment, and we invite the public to report any corrupt actions to www.stopkorrupsie.co.za.
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