Public service health & wellness indaba 6

Date: 8 Oct 2006 - 11 Oct 2006

Venue: ICC Cape Town


The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) is to host the 6th Public Service Employee Health and Wellness (EH&W) Indaba at International Convention Centre (ICC) in Cape Town from 8, 11 October 2006. The theme for this year's Indaba is, Caring for those who serve.

The official opening ceremony for the Indaba will be held on 8 October 2006 at the ICC. Minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi will deliver the keynote address. In line with the health and wellness theme, the learning session will start with a 5, 10km run/walk on 8 October 2006 from 7am. The aim of the fun run is to raise awareness on the importance of physical activity and general health promotion.

The purpose of the upcoming Indaba is to present and consult on, amongst others:

  • the Public Service Employee Health and Wellness Guidelines;
  • to provide basic skills required to initiate department-specific EH&W programmes;
  • to explore possible models for providing professional and emotional support against stress and burnout to professionals implementing departmental programmes;
  • to launch and present the JobACCESS Project; and
  • to review and strengthen the implementation of the HIV and AIDS guidelines.


Day 1

Programme Director, Ms Virginia Peterson DDG, Office of the Premier, Western Cape Health

  • Purpose and the history of the Public Service Indaba
    Prof. R Levin, Director-General, Public Service and Administration
  • Guest Speaker
    Blum Khan, Metropolitan Health Group
  • Special Address
    Mr Ebrahim Rasool, Premier, Western Cape Provincial Government
  • Keynote Address and launch of the JobACCESS Project
    Ms Geraldine J. Fraser-Moleketi
  • Acknowledgements and vote of thanks
    Dr Gilbert Lawrence, Director-General, Western Cape Province

Day 2

Chair: Ms Colette Clark, DDG HRMD, DPSA

Caring for those who serve

Chair: Mr Sipho Ntombela Chief Director, Employment Practice and Career Management, DPSA

From Policy to action

Chair: Mr Mlungisi Khumalo, Office on the Status of Disabled Persons (OSDP)

Towards an integrated and all-inclusive Public Service workplace, Making Our Workplaces Disability-Friendly

Day 3

Chair: Bernadette Arries, Chief Director DOH, Western Cape

Day 4

Last update: 31 August 2011

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