The Minister for the Public Service and Administration, Ms Noxolo Kiviet, MP, gave an update on the progress made by the Public Service portfolio in ensuring the realization of a developmental and capable state at a closed session of the Human Resources Development Council. The meeting, held at Umgugundlovu TVET college in Pietermaritzburg, was chaired by Deputy President, Mr. Paul Mashatile and attended by various Ministers and KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Ms. Nomusa-Dube Ncube.

The Deputy President presided over the signing of two Social Compacts: Foundation Learning, Skills for a Transformed Economy and Society. Social compacts are essential to the South African Economic Construction and Recovery Plan. It involves a process of social dialogue and compacting at national, and sectoral levels, involving key constituencies such as business, labour, communities, and government.

The signing of these Social Compacts is an essential milestone in South Africa’s economic recovery plan, as it fosters collaboration between different stakeholders in driving inclusive and sustainable development. It is a necessary step towards creating a capable and developmental state that can meet the needs and aspirations of South Africans.

“The next HRDC sitting is expected to be held in August, and we can expect further updates on the progress of the Public Service portfolio in achieving a social compact that speaks to a developmental & capable state,” the Minister said.