The government should take action against senior managers who are found to be contravening regulations by not declaring financial interests and extra income, Parliament’s portfolio committee on public service and administration says. It was reacting on Tuesday to the report into the state of the public service in the fourth quarter of 2017 by the Public Service Commission (PSC). The report found that the government was still struggling, in its bid to tackle conflicts of interest, to get senior managers to disclose their financial interests. The commission said more than 700 senior government managers, or 37%, had failed to disclose financial details, including whether they hold directorships in private or public companies. The report included details of human capacity, the nature of complaints about corruption, and compliance with regulations. It showed that 1,943 senior managers in national and provincial departments had directorships in private and public companies. There had also...

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