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Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties were op­er­at­ing with a whop­ping 41 303 va­can­cies last year, ac­cord­ing to data from Stats SA. While this is a re­duc­tion from 2014’s 44 869 va­cant posts, some ma­jor met­ros have seen their num­ber of va­can­cies soar, with the num­ber of va­can­cies in Man­gaung in­creas­ing from 1 995 in 2014 to 3 905 in 2015, Busi­ness Day re­ported. In to­tal, 310 559 po­si­tions (in­clud­ing va­can­cies) ex­isted at mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties last year, up from 305 648 in 2014, ac­cord­ing to Stats SA. Gaut­eng had the high­est num­ber of po­si­tions with 93 728, fol­lowed by KwaZu­luNatal with 53 672.

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