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Unfortunately, the situation you describe in your article on medical personnel struggling to find jobs is typical, not only when it comes to doctors but with regard to pharmacists and others in the profession (“Newly qualified doctors battle to find jobs in SA’s shambolic public health system”, January 28).

It is now clear to everyone in the professions that the government is unable to co-ordinate even the placement of personnel in desperately needed posts. As the financial situation continues to melt down we will find more and more government posts, functions that are sorely needed, being frozen or just not filled.

It will be interesting to see how the negotiations for the public sector pay increase pan out over the next few months. Remember, state employees are demanding a double-digit increase.

Michael Bagraim, MP
DA deputy shadow employment & labour minister

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