Chairperson, hon members, after days of hard work by the subcommittee for the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration, together with the staff of Parliament that contributed long hours of work supporting the committee to do its work in relation to recruitment, shortlisting and appointment of the Public Service Commissioner, we are honoured today to introduce the matter before this House.
Let me clearly indicate upfront that all constitutional requirements, in terms of section 196 were followed thoroughly during the recruitment and appointment process by the members who were given that responsibility. The advert calling for the candidates interested in the post of Public Service Commissioner was published in one of the national newspapers on 15 December 2013. One hundred and ninety six applicants responded to the advert.
On 5 February 2014, the portfolio committee appointed a multiparty subcommittee from its members to conduct the shortlisting and interview applicants. The subcommittee consisted of the following members: hon Moloi- Moropa from the ANC - myself; hon Mohale from the ANC; hon Williams from the ANC; hon Nyekembe from the ANC; hon Du Toit from the DA; and Prof Msimang from the IFP. The interviews were conducted by four of the subcommittee members who were hon Moloi-Moropa, hon Mohale, hon Du Toit and Prof Msimang as hon Williams was hospitalised.
The subcommittee went through a rigorous process of screening all candidates prior to shortlisting the most suitable candidates. One hundred and thirty candidates met the required criteria according to the advert; 66 candidates were disqualified due to lack of experience and knowledge as per constitutional requirement because these requirements are governed by the Constitution. The subcommittee considered knowledge of the Public Service, experience, race, gender, age across board and disability during the process of shortlisting. I must indicate that it was a job well done by all parties who were nominated to do the work.
On 14 February 2014, the subcommittee sat for the shortlisting of the suitable candidates. The following candidates were shortlisted. I will just call their surnames: Monakedi; Khwela; Moonsamy; Mokate; Ledwaba; Nkosi; and Els. Most candidates performed exceptionally well during the interview process. We had very interesting interviews. After consideration of the subcommittee's report, the portfolio committee recommended Mrs Sellinah Sitane Nkosi for appointment to the vacant position as the National Public Service Commissioner.
The two additional candidates who came in the second and third positions during the interview and who were recommended, in case the first candidate declines the appointment, in chronological order, are Mr Godfrey Mokate and Mr Joseph Ledwaba.
Therefore, we request the House to endorse the recommendation for the appointment of Mrs S S Nkosi who is currently a sitting commissioner for the Public Service Commissioner post and further allow the President to duly appoint her as the National Public Service Commissioner with the Public Service Commission. I really wish to thank all the parties that were involved in this process for the good work that has been done. I appreciate all the support that I got from all members. Thank you.
There was no debate.
Question put: That the House approves the nomination of Ms Sellinah Sitane Nkosi to fill the position of commissioner on the Public Service Commission and approves Mr Godfrey Mokate, Mr Joseph Ledwaba, Mr Selemo Republic Monakedi, Ms Elaine Moonsamy and Ms Anneke Daleen Els as supplementary nominations in the order that they appear.
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Question agreed to.
Nominations accordingly agreed to in accordance with section 196(8)(a) of the Constitution.
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