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WeatherServiceTimesLIVE reports that the SA Weather Service (Saws) must approach the courts within 30 days to have the "unlawful" appointment of a manager with insufficient credentials set aside and take appropriate disciplinary action against suspended CEO Jerry Lengoasa for “his improper conduct” in the matter.  

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane stated as follows in a recent report into the appointment of Lucky Ntsangwane as the agency’s senior manager of research:  “Mr [Lucky] Ntsangwane did not meet the minimum requirements for the advertised position and his application should not have been considered for shortlisting.”  The position of senior manager of research and development was advertised in June 2017 and candidates required a PhD in research, meteorology or a related field, which Ntsangwane did not hold.  He was appointed for five years and started in October 2017, earning R95,833 a month.  Mkhwebane wrote in her report:  “Other applicants would have applied for the position, however did not submit their applications because they knew that they did not meet the set requirements of the position as stated in the advertisement.”

  • Read the full original of the report by Nico Gous on this story at TimesLIVE


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