The Labour Court ruled that the department of trade and industry must withdraw a letter ending the contract of National Consumer Commission (NCC) head Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi, Fin24 reports.
Mohlala-Mulaudzi argued before the court that the department had acted unfairly by advertising her post before giving her the opportunity to renew her contract. "Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies was ordered to suspend recruitment and withdraw the letter terminating my contract," Mohlala-Mulaudzi said.
Mohlala-Mulaudzi was appointed NCC head in 2010, following an out-of-court settlement with the communications department. According to Fin24, Judge Robert le Grange ruled that Mohlala-Mulaudzi had been serving the remainder of her two-year contract with the department of communications. The minister was ordered to consult her about the matter, and then give her the chance to respond. The court found she had the option of renewing her contract for five years, depending on the outcome of the consultation between her and the minister.
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