New programmes to restore the credibility at public institutions

Monday, March 18, 2019

To improve public servants’ capabilities and strengthen service delivery, government is introducing compulsory courses that will cover ethics and anti-corruption, senior management and supply chain management.

The mandatory and compulsory programmes which were first announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address will be offered by the National School of Government (NSG).

The programmes are aimed at transforming, modernising and professionalising of the public sector, Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said at the launch of the programmes in Pretoria on Monday.

She said this will help government in its efforts of building a developmental and capable state which will take the country forward.

“It is quite urgent that government departments are supported by the NSG to build public trust. Government has a huge task to institutionalise integrity, transparency, accountability and responsiveness,” Dlodlo said.

As such, government is pinning its hopes on the NSG restore the credibility of public institutions as a learning solution provider for government that responds timeously to critical training needs and identified skills gaps.

“The erosion of good governance and accountability in public institutions has to be addressed head-on. In this regard, the NSG suite of programmes which include ethics and a whole range of good governance courses will greatly assist,” the minister said. -