Parliamentary Question: Vacancies in the SA Military Health Service

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Mr D.C. Smiles (DA) to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:

1. What is the (a) total number of posts (i) planned, (ii) filled and (iii) vacant or surplus and (b) percentage of posts are vacant or surplus for each specified occupation in each specified unit of the SA Military Health Service?
2. What is the (a) total number of posts (i) planned, (ii) filled and (iii) vacant or surplus and (b) percentage of posts are vacant or surplus for each specified unit of the SA Military Health Service? NW1027E

REPLY
3. Reference is made to the attached documents. It is, however, important to clarify the following information:

In some instances the posts of Specialists and Medical Officers are indicated as a surplus percentage due to the fact that the session appointees in the SAMHS are included in the statistics. A separate table has been attached reflecting the number of session appointees in the respective units.

The posts of cleaners/general stores assistants/grounds man are indicated as a 100% vacant. These posts are still on the structures of the General Support Bases and do not reflect as yet against the structure of the SAMHS on the Structure Management Control System. These posts are sufficiently filled.



The planned posts can only be determined once all vacancies have been filled and the restructuring process has been finalised.