Crackdown on ministers: When you leave, your staff leave too

Public service and administration minister Ayanda Dlodlo gazetted a new law, seeking to reduce the size of the bloated civil service.
Public service and administration minister Ayanda Dlodlo gazetted a new law, seeking to reduce the size of the bloated civil service.
Image: Ntswe Mokoena

Ministers and deputy ministers will be breaking the law if they leave behind big staff compliments in government departments when they are reshuffled or fired. 

This new law, gazetted by public service and administration minister Ayanda Dlodlo this month, seeks to reduce the size of the bloated civil service.

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