Mantashe defends cadre deployment
15 September 2011
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has defended the ruling party’s system of cadre deployment.
He told the National Teachers' Union's conference in KwaZulu-Natal that the process helps to give black people operational exposure as part of correcting imbalances created by apartheid.
Critics of cadre deployment say it appoints incompetent and unqualified people in critical positions.
Mantashe conceded that it was important that people met the basic requirements of their posts and performed well in the selection process.