Re: Ezemvelo Investigated

Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:24 pm

So typical of this country...sad that this sort of thing doesn't even surprise us any more!! O/ O/

Re: Ezemvelo Investigated

Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:25 pm

At least someone is watching! A luxury! \O

Re: Ezemvelo Investigated

Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:43 pm

Hopefully that R1,6m is not per month? @#$

Re: Ezemvelo Investigated

Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:24 pm

Whenever there is smell of foul play, it is " internal matter". One thing is certain that Dr Bandile Mkhize was not at the height of his functions!! That they continue to pay a full salary is insulting to the rest of the population :evil: They are all tax money in one way or another 0=

Re: Ezemvelo Investigated

Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:49 pm

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/ ... t-20150917

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife boss out
2015-09-17 11:13
Jonathan Erasmus, The Witness

Durban - Nearly a year after the head of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife was placed on suspension, a settlement has been reached.

Dr Bandile Mkhize, who was suspended in December 2014 for his role in the implementation of a new organisational structure at the provincial environmental body, has walked away with an undisclosed settlement and his credibility intact.

Mkhize confirmed he had “parted ways” with the organisation.

At the date of resignation, Mkhize had served just over one year of his second five-year contract. His contract was extended in the first half of 2014 after he had already served one five-year term.

According to the organisation’s 2013/14 annual report, his annual package amounted to R2.005 million.

“I am still contemplating my future. I have been involved in issues pertaining to the environment for most of my working life, so I will most likely remain in this area,” said Mkhize.

He said he was in “no position” to disclose the settlement agreement, nor would he disclose whether the agreement included his contract being paid out.

In an official statement, Ezemvelo spokesperson Musa Mntambo said the board and Mkhize had “parted ways amicably”, with Mkhize having resigned effectively as of September 4.

“The board’s decision was based on its desire to ensure that the organisation becomes stable. The board further noted that the instability was causing strain to the Ezemvelo brand and also attracting unnecessary negative publicity.

“The settlement is, without a doubt, in the best interests of the organisation and will allow the organisation to focus on its conservation mandate without any distractions,” said Mntambo.

Mkhize was suspended along with his chief financial officer, Darius Chitate, who had his charges withdrawn early this year and is back at work.

Dr David Mabunda would remain the acting CEO until a new CEO is appointed.

According to the 2013/14 Annual Report, the entity embarked on “an exercise to design a new structure for the organisation” in 2009. It was approved by the KZN Department of Agriculture, and Environmental Affairs MEC Meshack Radebe in October 2013. The report said the “protracted staff realignment process” had caused “considerable stress and upset for our employees”, impacting service delivery.

The process was halted in June 2014, pending an investigation into the new structure.

A new structure has since been developed and is currently being considered by Ezemvelo’s board.

Re: Ezemvelo Investigated

Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:15 pm

There are always some loose ends.... :-?

Re: Ezemvelo Investigated

Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:15 pm

“The settlement is, without a doubt, in the best interests of the organisation and will allow the organisation to focus on its conservation mandate without any distractions,” said Mntambo.


In a normal political setup, if someone was fired for doing wrong, they would just be fired... 0*\

Re: Ezemvelo Investigated

Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:31 am

Here you get rewarded when you get fired! 0*\

Re: Ezemvelo Investigated

Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:27 am

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/ ... n-20150917

Ezemvelo: DA wants details on resignation
2015-09-18 10:32
Jonathan Erasmus,The Witness

Durban - KwaZulu-Natal's official opposition has submitted parliamentary questions asking for further detail on “settlement agreement” with the former conservation boss Dr Bandile Mkhize.

DA environmental spokesperson Ann McDonnell, who submitted the questions to the KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC Mike Mabuyakhulu, said the public deserved more answers.

On Thursday Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, which reports to Mabuyakhulu, issued a statement that they had “parted ways amicably” with the CEO who resigned officially on September 4. The statement said this was done “to ensure that the organisation becomes stable” and was “without a doubt, in the best interests of the organisation”.

Mkhize was suspended in December 2014 pending an investigation into his role in the implementation of a new organisational structure that has subsequently been reversed. The wildlife body was expected to begin with hearings into Mkhize’s conduct in August.

Neither Ezemvelo or Mkhize would disclose the terms of the settlement.

“The DA regards the department’s decision to walk away as questionable given its mandate of good governance and proper monitoring of its entities.

“In allowing this matter to be closed without any real consequence it has set a dangerous precedent, one which absolves high-ranking officials from accountability,” said McDonnell.

She said the DA has “several concerns around this decision” adding that Ezemvelo is a “public entity” and “answerable to the people of KZN”.

“The entity’s unwillingness to provide this information points to a veil of secrecy which cannot be tolerated,” said McDonnell.

Re: Ezemvelo Investigated

Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:24 pm

How right she is!!! Public money being used like peanuts 0=