| Home Affairs ‘changed job requirements to favour candidate’, DA charges

10 | Home Affairs ‘changed job requirements to favour candidate’, DA charges

Aaron Motsoaledi, home affairs minister.

Aaron Motsoaledi, residence affairs minister.

  • The DA claimed an advert for the set aside of Authorities Printing Works CEO used to be changed, allegedly to swimsuit the acting CEO Alinah Fosi’s candidacy.
  • The occasion challenged Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to offer causes as to why the job spec used to be altered.
  • Fosi had been at the centre of a sequence of misconduct allegations.

Or no longer it is now patently sure that acting Authorities Printing Works (GPW) CEO Alinah Fosi used to be guaranteed the job no topic a slew of allegations of defective habits.

That is per the DA, who known as on Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to build causes why an advert for the set aside used to be changed, allegedly to swimsuit Fosi’s candidacy.

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Angel Khanyile, the DA’s spokesperson on residence affairs in Parliament, acknowledged a old advert which had since been removed, had various requirements to the one now being marketed.

In step with a govt vacancy round, dated 28 August 2019, the candidate GPW CEO must be a dynamic leader with a stable monetary background and industry acumen besides intensive recordsdata of the Public Finance Administration Act and National Treasury guidelines.

Candidates must additionally comprise a stable working out of corporate governance and the total legislative framework acceptable thereto.


Both job specifications required an acceptable recognised undergraduate qualification (NQF stage 7) and a post graduate qualification (NQF stage 8) or equivalent qualification, recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority.

Candidates need to serene additionally comprise eight to 10 years’ abilities at a senior managerial stage, of which, no lower than three years’ abilities must be within any organ of articulate.

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Khanyile acknowledged: “It’s patently sure that Fosi is now guaranteed the job of CEO GPW, for the reason that minimum requirements which were laid out within the old advert comprise now been tailored to swimsuit her abilities. The DA calls for the route of to be totally reviewed in define to be sure that that it is start and clear.

“We is never any longer going to offer a boost to such a unsuitable recruitment route of, that is shrouded in secrecy, and designed to impose a person that lacks the requisite competency for the set aside of CEO.”

Earlier this month, the DA laid charges of corruption, bribery and fraud against Fosi. The charges emanated from whistleblowers who accused Fosi of corruption, soliciting bribes, and interfering in supply chain administration.

Khanyile acknowledged, aside from questions surrounding her talents for the set aside, Fosi used to be additionally at the centre of a sequence of allegations.

This integrated:

  • Using taxpayer money to pay for industry class tickets to hobble with company to France for a “workshop”;
  • Intimidating GPW workers;
  • Allegedly assaulting a junior employee;
  • Unnecessarily internet internet hosting a workshop rate approximately R500 000 at a Bela-Bela hotel; and
  • Overseeing the appointment of suppliers for this workshop without following due procurement processes.

“The inquire of we now comprise to ask ourselves is, ‘why is Minister Aaron Motsoaledi insistent on shortlisting a person of such a repute to a gaggle aside as crucial because the GPW CEO’?

“The GPW provides key and crucial products and services to govt, including, however no longer restricted to, the printing of natty ID cards, passports and visas. The questions surrounding Fosi’s management at GPW will result in additional deterioration of this indispensable carrier provider,” Angel acknowledged.

Strive to obtain comment from Motsoaledi’s spokesperson Siya Qoza, proved unsuccessful. His response will be added once got. 



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