Over the past few months, since being appointed the DA’s shadow minister for public service and administration, I have done a lot of digging aimed at ascertaining the true state of the SA public service. What I have found paints a deeply disturbing picture.

The most pressing crisis facing SA is our precipitous economic decline. Although people sometimes think of the public and private sectors as distinct spheres, the reality is that the two are deeply intertwined, as we’ve seen most recently with the Bosasa scandal...

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