Excellence in the public service rewarded - Deputy Minister Dr Chana Pilane-Majake
The annual National Batho Pele Excellence Awards took place on 2 March 2018 at Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg to honour public servants that performed exceptionally during the 2017 financial year.
The awards cement the values of improving service delivery, professionalising the public service space to achieve the ideal public service as envisaged in the National Development Plan.
They also provide the public service with an opportunity to learn and share best practices from fellow public servants who are performing better and in some cases are more innovative.
The objectives are more on avoiding public servants reinventing the wheel by learning from best practices, rewarding excellence and gauging citizen satisfaction.
The awards represent a concerted effort by the Ministry for the
Public Service and Administration to intensify the creation of a strong and capable state and reward the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions towards a more effective and responsive government.
Rewarding excellent service delivery and recognising the contribution by public servants across government, adds to the drive towards service delivery improvement.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Public Service and Administration Deputy Minister, Dr Chana PilaneMajake, said it was befitting that the conceptualisation and implementation of the awards strengthen mechanisms to professionalise the public service. She congratulated the
finalists in all categories including those who did not win saying they are winners in their own right by virtue of making it to the final stages.
“In your own way, you have demonstrated that you are part of the public service which, through executing your responsibilities diligently and commitment to the Batho Pele Value Statement ofWe Belong, We Care,
We Serve,” she said.