Private report reveals why Public Works isn’t working

The Public Service Commission is looking into serious procurement and appointment allegations in Thulas Nxesi’s department, and the minister himself wants 684 ‘dodgy’ posts to be probed.

A confidential report sent to Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi on Friday, detailing all the current allegations of corruption in the department under investigation, poses serious questions about the state of the department, which appears to be awash in appointment and procurement irregularities.

The lack of skilled and qualified appointees casts further doubt on its competence among those who have to use its buildings and consider their safety to be a matter of life and death.