Parliament is due to spend more than R4m to conduct a review of its organisational model in what whistle-blowers say is unnecessary spending, as the institution’s human resources (HR) division should be doing the job. Well-placed officials have disclosed that management of Parliament recently received harsh criticism from presiding officers Baleka Mbete and Thandi Modise when they learnt that the institution had enlisted the services of consultancy firm KPMG to evaluate the efficiency of its organisational model. They argued that Parliament’s HR division was outsourcing its work. Parliament’s spokesperson‚ Moloto Mothapo‚ has confirmed "the back-to-basics project‚" even stating that it was initially projected to cost R37m in 2015‚ but denied that Mbete and Modise were against it. "The back-to-basics project was initially costed at R37m in 2015‚ but a large portion of it was implemented through existing internal capacity‚ thereby drastically bringing the project cost down to R4m. Pro...

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