Public service reform
Building a public service that is professional, ethical and driven by merit is one of the main aims of the framework for the professionalisation of the public service.
The framework will help to ensure that only qualified and competent individuals are appointed to the ranks of the public service.
It outlines, among other things:
- Clear requirements for recruitment and selection processes
- Mandatory induction for new public servants and performance management
- Compulsory pre-entry courses for middle and senior management officials, including ministers
- Competency and integrity assessments within 90 days of an official’s appointment
- Merit-based appointment for Board members
- Special training for those who run state-owned enterprises and further professional development and registration through relevant statutory councils
The Presidency and National Treasury will also work together to rationalise government departments, entities and programmes over the next three years.
National Treasury estimates that we could achieve a potential saving of R27 billion in the medium term if we deal with overlapping mandates, close ineffective programmes and consolidate entities where appropriate.
The Presidency and National Treasury to work together to rationalise government departments, entities and programmes over the next three years.
President Cyril Ramaphosa
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