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05/10/2016: Service with Pride - Skills audit of City employees to commence tomorrow 
I am proud to announce that a skills audit of employees within the City of Joburg and municipal entities will begin tomorrow, 6 October.
During my campaign, this was a core promise made to the residents of this City. A core requirement in achieving a professional civil service has to be the right people in the right positions to serve our people.

I have continuously stressed the importance of a professional and qualified public service in order for us to effectively fulfil our promise to create jobs, deliver better services and stop corruption.

Yesterday, MMC for Corporate and Shared Services, Dr Ntombi Khumalo sent out a letter to all employees informing them of these developments. This is in line with the new administration’s commitment to be open, fair and transparent. The skills audit will be conducted by an external and independent body.

This is essential in ensuring that no claims of political interference or bias can be alleged during this process. The days of patronage and using City posts to reward friends and family are over in the City of Johannesburg. It is now the time to build a City that our residents can be proud of. The skills audit seeks to identify the skills and knowledge that City employees have, against the skills and knowledge that our City requires to improve service delivery.

It will also help to ensure that various positions and responsibilities in our City are filled by individuals who have the required knowledge, skills and/or experience. In her letter to City employees, MMC Khumalo implored them to be a part of this initiative and to cooperate with all requests from those conducting the audit.

This skills audit will not only help employees to function to the best of their ability, but it will also help our City to raise the bar in service delivery.

At all times, the best interests of our residents will be of paramount importance during this process.

Executive Mayor
Councillor Herman Mashaba
City of Joburg

Media Enquiries:

Cllr. Dr Ntombi Khumalo
MMC: Corporate and Shared Services
011 407 7446