Ex­cel­lence in the pub­lic ser­vice re­warded - Deputy Min­is­ter Dr Chana Pi­lane-Ma­jake

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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.

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