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Minister Dlodlo to launch Public Service Month


Public Service and Administration Minister, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo will today, Friday, 3 officially unveil the Integrated Public Service Month (IPSM) virtually under the theme: “The Year of Charlotte Maxeke-a resilient public service responsive to the coronavirus pandemic.”

Public Service Month is celebrated during the month of September every year and it seeks to rebuild good ethics, morale,, pride and professionalism on how public servants do their work guided by the Batho Pele principles.

This year’s theme seeks to celebrate the life of the late struggle hero, Charlotte Maxeke by emulating the ethos and values that she espoused as a public servant as reflected in the Public Service Charter.

It also seek to reinforce government’s commitment to instill a sense of pride of being a public servant, and calls on public servants to be ethical, committed and live the principles of Batho Pele.

The launch will set- off a series of activities by various government departments across the country in all the three spheres of government for the month.

The COVID-19 outbreak has also exposed the need for government to do things differently and start bringing in innovations towards a modernised and digitally provided government services.

This an opportunity to review the service delivery policies and adapt them for improved service delivery post COVID-19 as well as creating new possibilities to improve people’s lives.

The Public Service Month is a service delivery improvement mechanism and an integral part of the Batho Pele revitalisation strategy to honour men and women who serve the nation throughout the three spheres of government.