Silly questions receive unbelievable answers.
We have 34 ministers, 33 deputy ministers, 159 directors general, 642 deputy director generals, 2 501 chief directors and 7 782 directors. This information was supplied in Parliament to Mr Mulder by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.
Mr Mulder replied that 40 years ago there were 18 ministers, 6 deputy ministers and 18 directors general.
In the first quarter of 2013 more than 44 000 public servants have been appointed, bring the number of public servants to 3.07 million, or 22.6% of the total labour force of South Africa.
The Auditor General had noted during a recent audit that our large public service spent nationally on consultants during 2008 and 2011 R102 billion, namely R33.5 billion by national departments and R68.5 billion by provincial departments.
Without including gross corruption, waste and incompetence, watch for a financial implosion if the smaller private sector cannot continue to carry this ever-increasing public service disaster.
The above is 2013 info.
Nice to know where your tax rand is going!