MEDIA STATEMENTS: 2018 Public service month

Date: 28 Aug 2018

“THUMA MINA”: Taking public service to the people: “WE BELONG, WE CARE, WE SERVE’

The Public Service Month (PSM) will be taking place from 01-30 September 2018 across the three spheres of government. The Public Service Month was initiated as “Public Service Week” (PWS) in 2005 as part of ongoing efforts to promote a culture of continued, incremental improvement in all areas of Public Service delivery.

WEEK/DATEACTIVITIES/EVENTSVENUE/PLACE
31 August 2018Public Service Month Official launch- Public Servants seminar: Engagement with public servants regarding their recommitment and development within the public service. The Minister will engage public servants on Ethics & Integrity within the public service, focusing on public servants doing business with the State. A panel discussion will be held by the MPSA, Chairperson of Public Service Commission, National Treasury and the National Anti-Corruption Watch to discuss the above issues.TBC
03 September 2018CDW Door to Door campaign at Diepsloot: MPSA to conduct a door-to-door campaign with CDWs at Diepsloot, supported by the Minister of Social Development, Minister of Home-Affairs, Minister of Human Settlement, and the Mayor of CoJoburg. This will be to address social-ill’s in the area, such as substance abuse, child headed house-holds challenges and late registration of Birth. There are also challenges regarding relocations of people from informal settlements to new houses that the City and Dept. of Human Settlement have built. Interventions will be done to finalize the relocation process.Diepsloot
07 September 2018Public Health Symposium at KZN MPSA to engage public servants in the health sector, to rededicate them to the call of service. She will be accompanied by the Minister of Health, and the MEC of Health in the province. Discussion will also be on the National Health Insurance Scheme in terms of its impact as it was piloted first in two hospitals in KZN. Other stakeholders will include GEMS, DENOSA and Unions
10-14 September 2018Khaedu Deployment of senior managers within all provinces. SMS members within the public service will be deployed to various service delivery sites in the country. Each province and department will be expected to prepare a schedule of deployment and forward to DPSA for consolidationTBC
17-21 September 2018A Thusong Service Centers Week GCIS together with DPSA will promote access to services through the Thusong Service Centre Programme. Thusong Week will be launched at Tlakgameng TSC in North-West province. A women’s dialogue will be held during the launchNorth West
20 September 2018National Launch of Constitutional Values and Principles Programme   This programme will be led by OPC.   The MPSA will provide an opening Keynote address.UNISA
21 September 2018Makhanda kaNxele Heritage Day Lecture   MPSA to address the community of King Grahamstown about the history of the area, how the land was lost to British colonialism in the early 1600’s.   MPSA will be accompanied by the Minister of Land Reforms, Minister of Water &Sanitation and Minister of Agriculture.   Focus will be given on issues affecting the communities such as Water & Sanitation, Eradication of Bucket System and Land.Eastern Cape
25 September 2018Minister to inter-act with students at University of Limpopo Focus will be on promoting the Graduate Recruitment Programme which has been launched by DPSA last month MPSA will be accompanied by the Premier of Limpopo Invitation has been also send to departments in Limpopo to invite youth within the public sector to join the engagements. PSC will also conduct a round table discussion on the Professionalization of the Public ServiceUniversity of Limpopo UNISA
26-28 SeptemberASSADPAM Annual Conference on ‘BACK TO THE FUTURE: Revisiting the discipline of Public Administration and Management for responsive and sustainable development’ MPSA to provide an opening address during the event.University of Free State -Bloemfontein
27 September 2018Engagement with Health practitioner in North-West-Symposium
28 September 2018Hackathon and Closing Ceremony of Public Service Month.
Sports & Wellness Programme across the three spheres through-out the month of September 2018


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