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tshwane thumb100 BusinessLive reports that the City of Tshwane has put its chief of staff, Marietha Aucamp, on special leave‚ following media reports that she was appointed improperly.  

Aucamp allegedly landed the R1.2m-a-year job despite not having the required qualifications, it was reported on Wednesday.  The city said Aucamp applied and was short-listed for the vacant position of chief of staff in October 2016 and was selected as the most suitable candidate for appointment as she came out highest on the panel members’ scores.  It commented further:  "Information has since surfaced in the media purporting to show that Aucamp indicated in the assessment form that she was in possession of a BTech degree.  Neither in her application form for the position nor in her CV did she state that she was in possession of any post-matric qualification.”  The city went on to indicate that, while it was advantageous for a candidate to be in possession of the required qualification‚ that did not “preclude a candidate in the political office to be considered for the position without having the relevant qualification‚ as what is required is experience and grasp of local government.”  The executive mayor has requested the city manager to conduct an urgent investigation into the matter.

  • Read this report by Penwell Dlamini in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, EFF demands Tshwane chief of staff must pay back the money and be sacked, at JacarandaFM
  • And also, Tshwane’s chief of staff placed on special leave as qualifications scandal deepens, at The Citizen

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