‘Oldies’ hog government jobs
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.