MEDIA STATEMENTS: Minister Muthambi to interact with Limpopo public servants

Date: 19 Sep 2017

Public Service and Administration Minister, Ms Faith Muthambi (MP) will interact and listen to the day-to day challenges faced by public servants with the view of promoting a new, innovative, self-less and inspired type of public service, in the mould of liberation struggle hero, Oliver Reginald (OR) Tambo.

The first ever engagement between Minister Muthambi and Limpopo public servants as part of Public Service Month (PSM) is scheduled for Thursday, September 21, 20017 in Polokwane.

The South African government declared September as Public Service Month. In the Public Service, Minister Muthambi said September is about celebrating the value and virtue of service to the community.

“For the public service to prosper, we need to create and instill a culture of efficient and effective labour relations between the employer and labour. PSM is an integrated strategic national event in the calendar of the Department of Public Service and Administration.

“This year’s PSM is significant in that it seeks to provide feedback and progress made on the 2016 public service-wide consultative meetings and engagements by MPSA,” she said.

The country is marking the Public Service Month under theme: “Together Moving the Public Service Forward: We Belong, We care, We serve.”

The focus of this year’s PSM will be on creating an enabling policy environment for the rest of the public service and to support the effective implementation of these policies, through monitoring, training and the promotion of innovation.

September, also marks twenty years since the adoption of the Batho Pele (Putting People first) Principles and the White Paper on Transforming Public Service Delivery.

The principles of Batho Pele were developed with the intention of improving service delivery within government sectors by supporting the transformation of the public service into a citizen-orientated institution.

Batho Pele is also about moving the public service from a rules-bound approach that hinders the delivery of services to an approach that encourages innovation and is results driven.

The event is scheduled as follows:

Venue:The Ranch Hotel-Polokwane
Date:21 September 2017



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