News : South Africa (Archives)

Latest Update: 28/03/2011

News from the Centre for Public Service Innovation

Launch of the 9th CPSI Public Sector Innovation Awards – The 9th CPSI Public Sector Innovation Awards Programme was launched on 17 March 2011 in Durban. The launch featured a previous winning project from the province, a project driven by the innovative team at the KZN Road Traffic Inspectorate. This team is leading the way in innovative traffic management and their latest innovation, Computerised Smart Roadblocks, is but one example of numerous award-winning initiatives.

News from the Department for public service and administration

Minister says inclusivity the key to excellent public service – Inclusive governance and innovation were some of the hallmarks of a well-oiled public service, Director-General for Public Service and Administration, Mr Themba Maseko, said today at the Colouseum Hotel and Conference Centre in Pretoria.

AAPAM Awards recognise innovative excellence in different fields – The African Association of Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) held its flagship innovation awards last night. KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Dr Zweli Mkhize gave a keynote address on behalf of Minister for Public Service and Administration, Mr Richard Baloyi.

News from PALAMA, the Public Administration Leadership and Management Academy

PROJECT KHAEDU – MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF SERVICE DELIVERY HEAD-ON – Project Khaedu, the service delivery challenge programme, has been completely redesigned and upgraded, and will be offered from April 2011 as a credit-bearing programme! This interactive programme aims to equip middle and senior managers with the practical skills that enables them to identify and address service delivery challenges within their own spheres of control.

News from BuaNews, the South African government news service

Calls for anti-corruption body welcomed – Pretoria – The Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Monitoring and Evaluation, Collins Chabane, has welcomed proposals for the establishment of an independent agency to investigate corruption – but cautioned such an initiative should be within the framework of the law.

Boost for local govt service delivery – Local government will never be the same again after the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs unanimously passed the Municipal Systems Amendment [Bill 22 of 2010] on Tuesday.

Zuma launches African Ombudsman Research Centre – President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday launched the African Ombudsman Research Centre in Durban, saying that ombudspersons have an important role to play in entrenching a culture of accountable governance and in strengthening democratic institutions in the continent.