CAPE TOWN – The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says it’s struggling to fill more than 1,700 critical vacancies due to financial constraints.
This is according to a report released by the Cooperative Governance Minister Des van Rooyen.
The embattled metro has however allayed concerns, saying even though it needs to recruit more 1,700 vacancies, it’s making due with what it has at the moment.
More than 1,700 critical jobs in the Nelson Mandela Bay remain vacant.
These include 290 in the embattled Public Health sector and more than 500 in the infrastructure and engineering sector.
The information was revealed following a parliamentary question by the Democratic Alliance.
According to the Mandela Bay metro, it has a budget of R30 million which only enables it to recruit around 250 new employees.
The municipality has however indicated it’ll start advertising the first batch of available vacancies from next month.
— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 30, 2016
(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)