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The National School of Government (NSG) has joined forces with the Secretariat for the African Management Development Institutes' Network to design a course that will see improvements to public service and administration.
The NSG, which is the South African government's training organisation for the public sector, recently convened a two-day workshop with the aim to solicit inputs from experts on material for the course.
The development of the curriculum content is being done consultatively with input from experts in the field of Public Administration.Those who do the course will gain conceptual and practical understanding of the African Charter for Values and Principles of the Public Service and Administration.
It is expected that students will be equipped with the ability to apply these values and principles in the workplace. Ultimately, the course is aimed at building effective and efficient public service institutions in Africa.
“The workshop was a watershed one in the ongoing transformation and redevelopment of the public service into a professional, dependable, knowledgeable and ethically grounded force, serving the people of Africa,” said Professor Itumeleng Mosala, an academic and a former Director-General.
The workshop was the third following similar workshops in Uganda and Senegal. Experts who contributed to the development of the course during this workshop were from higher education institutions, KZN Training Academy and government departments.