MEDIA STATEMENTS: The 13th Annual CPSI Public Sector Innovation Awards

Date: 28 Oct 2015

The Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI) will host the 13th Public Sector Innovation Awards Ceremony at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng on Friday, 30th October 2015

CPSI is an institution in the Public Service and Administration Portfolio established to identify, support, nurture, test and pilot innovative solutions in the public sector with a view to improve service delivery.

Its primary role is to create an enabling environment for the generation and rewarding of new ideas; facilitating engagements among public, private and non-governmental entities, with a view to establishing sustainable and mutually beneficial partnerships and championing the value of and need for innovation within the public service.

The Annual Public Sector Innovation Awards, which is now in its 13th year, aim to promote and encourage best practices in the public sector innovation and celebrate the successes of individuals and teams at all spheres of government. The programme also serves as a tool for expanding innovation and encouraging others to innovate for improved of service delivery.

The Minister for the Public Service and Administration Adv. Ngoako Ramatlhodi will host the ceremony and recognise innovative projects under the following categories:

  • Innovative Partnerships in Service delivery (i.e. government to government, private sector with government; CBO/NGO with government)
  • Innovative use of ICTs for effective service delivery
  • Innovative Service Delivery Institutions (i.e. schools, hospitals, clinics, courts, police stations)
  • Innovative Enhancements of Internal Systems of Government

The category winners will then compete for the coveted Public Sector Innovator of the Year Award.

As part of the ceremony, the Minister will also recognise projects under the Special Ministerial Awards category.

The awards programme serves as an important conduit for entry into the prestigious international awards programmes such as the United Nations Public Service Awards, the All Africa Public Sector Innovation Awards (AAPSIA) and the Africa Association for Public Administration Management (AAPAM) Awards.

Members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend as follows:

Date: 30 October 2015

Time: 18H30

Venue: Emperors Palace, Kempton Park

RSVP should be forwarded to:

Ms Julia Ndlovu

Tel: 012 683 2867

Cell: 071 6722 466




Ms Wisane Mavasa

Cell: 082 8061351



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