The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] in KwaZulu-Natal welcomes the investigation report issued by the Public Service Commission [PSC] on the malfeasance at Elangeni TVET College.

This report has vindicated the union and confirms the unscrupulous handling of the supply chain management [SCM] processes at the college. The impunity and contravention of laws that govern SCM issues relating to the awarding of contracts, by the college management and particularly by the principal, will never be tolerated by NEHAWU.

While we acknowledge the findings on the recruitment and selection process of senior posts at the college which the Public Service Commission report says could not be substantiated, however it also important to note that the conduct of the Principal during the shortlisting, interview and appointment processes was found to be improper.

In line with our Public Service Campaign, which is geared towards the eradication of rampant corruption, gross negligence and impunity, we are going to continue to be at the forefront in exposing such unethical and roguish conducts, and ensure that this college progressively adheres to proper policies and laws of the country.

The union has since written to the Minister of Higher Education, Dr Blade Nzimande to take decisive action against all those who are responsible for breaking the law at the college. It is our view as the union that based on the PSC report that the current incumbent’s role as a college Principal has become untenable and we are appealing on her conscience to do the honourable thing and resign without any delay.


Issued by NEHAWU KwaZulu-Natal Secretariat Office

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