House Chair, I must just start off by expressing my dismay with the way in which this House and especially members on that side are systematically undermining the independence of the Public Service Commission. Just this morning, we saw the second attempt in two weeks by the ANC to recommend the disgraced cadre, Zanele Hlatshwayo in a transparent effort to capture the Public Service Commission, PSC. After two successive rejections, it is time to withdraw this incompetent cadre's recommendation immediately. Now, just a few minutes later, we are asked to endorse a budget that that directly undermines the financial independence of the PSC. Although the PSC is supposed to be an institution with the same financially independent status as the Public Protector and the Human Rights Commission, its funding is in fact allocated via the Department of Public Service and Administration, the same department over which it is supposed to exercise oversight.