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A recent independent investigation by Bowman Gillfillan in Polokwane Municipality highlighted acts of verified nepotism with respect to the appointment of EPWP workers.
As a result, the Democratic Alliance will launch a petition to demand far and transparent processes in the appointment of EPWP workers, equal opportunities to apply to all, not only the selected few.
Currently only the well-connected cadres are appointed by the municipality.
The petition will be distributed across all municipal wards and will demand:
The establishment of a policy that would guide and regulate the appointment of EPWP workers.
The implementation of a system that would effectively record names into a database to prevent any manipulation.
Oversight mechanisms to prevent political interference, eradicate nepotism and cadre deployment.
The DA will continue to hold those in power accountable and make sure decision-making regarding jobs are transparent and fair.
Link to the petition:
Issued by Tiny Doraine Ramathabatha Chidi - DA Councillor- Polokwane Local Muncipality