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Premier halves MEC's work

By Sibongile Mashaba | Mar 01, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 3 ]

GAUTENG premier Nomvula Mokonyane has halved MEC for health and social development Ntombi Mekgwe's workload.

Mokonyane yesterday announced that MEC for agriculture and rural development Nandi Mayathula-Khoza will take over the department of social development from April 1.

Mayathula-Khoza will head both departments but they have not been merged. Each department will have its own head, who will be answerable to Mayathula-Khoza.

"... (This is) as part of our intervention to turn around the department of health and social development and ensure the effective functioning of the department," Mokonyane said yesterday.

"Our contention is that there is a strong synergy between the department of social development and that of agriculture and rural development since both play a strategic role in poverty alleviation and food security."

Mokonyane stressed that action was being taken about the back payment of suppliers.

Suppliers were owed millions of rands, which has led to medicine shortages in hospitals across the province.

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Will Mekgwe's salary be halved as well?

Mar 01, 2012 10:56 | 0 replies

Do i know any Achievements from this lady so much that she can be trusted to head two departments or is just a mmove to increase her salary, from exposed to Corruption to Salary increase. this is what they do.

Mar 01, 2012 11:53 | 0 replies

How do you halve ZERO ?

Mar 01, 2012 1:50 | 0 replies