The government plans to change public-service regulations to allow for recruitment in all entry-level posts in the public service without prior experience in its effort to address high youth unemployment. The focus of recruitment will in future be on minimum academic qualifications. The amended regulations to remove what the public service and administration department says are "unnecessary barriers to entry into the public service" will take effect from April 1 2019. They will also provide a platform for new graduates to acquire work experience. Public service and administration minister Ayanda Dlodlo said in a statement on Monday that the changes would not remove professional requirements in fields such as engineering and medicine. “This exercise will be structured in such a way that it does not compromise the professional and technical requirements for various fields. All we want to do is to streamline career paths and align skills which will make the public service fit for purpo...

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