‘Oldies’ hog gov­ern­ment jobs

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THERE are 1 257 gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials in the North­ern Cape who are aged 60 years or over.

This is in re­ply to a ques­tion in the Na­tional As­sem­bly by the EFF’S Go­drich Gardee to the Min­is­ter of Pub­lic Ser­vice and Ad­min­is­tra­tion, Tito Mboweni.

These fig­ures are as at Sep­tem­ber 2018 and in­clude 12 North­ern Cape of­fi­cials in the Of­fice of the Premier, four in the Pro­vin­cial Leg­is­la­ture, two in Trans­port, Safety and Li­ai­son, 748 in Ed­u­ca­tion, 63 in Roads and Pub­lic Works, five in Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment and Tourism, 16 in Sports, Arts and Cul­ture, six in Pro­vin­cial Trea­sury, 31 in Co­op­er­a­tive Gov­er­nance Hu­man Set­tle­ments and Tra­di­tional Af­fairs, 317 in Health, 20 in So­cial De­vel­op­ment, 29 in Agri­cul­ture Land Re­form and Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment and four in En­vi­ron­ment and Na­ture Con­ser­va­tion.

Na­tion­ally there are a to­tal of 48 208 em­ploy­ees who are aged 60 and older in all na­tional and pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment de­part­ments, with 6 221 em­ployed in na­tional de­part­ments.

A to­tal of 14 732 are 60 years old, 10 436 are 61 years old, 8 426 are 62 years old, 6 481 are 63 years old, 5 373 are 64 years old and 568 are 65 years old.

The old­est is 87 years old (nine em­ploy­ees are this age), while a to­tal of 133 em­ploy­ees have al­ready turned 80 years old. A to­tal of 762 are 70 years and older.

Most of those 60 and older are on salary level three (with a to­tal of 7 132 em­ploy­ees on this level), while 6 908 are on salary level nine.

A to­tal of 327 are top earn­ers on salary level 16, while 2 018 are on the low­est level of 0.

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