The PSC derives its mandate from sections 195 and 196 of the Constitution, 1996.
The PSC is tasked and empowered to, amongst others, investigate, monitor, and evaluate the organisation and
administration of the Public Service.
This mandate also entails the evaluation of achievements, or lack thereof of Government programmes. The PSC
also has an obligation to promote measures that would ensure effective and efficient performance within the
Public Service and to promote values and principles of public administration as set out in the Constitution,
throughout the Public Service.
The PSC in partnership with the Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality and Provincial Government Departments held a Citizens Forum to address issues affecting service delivery in Klein Mier (Northern Cape), on Thursday, 23 September 2022.
The old Mier Municipality, which is now part of Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality, is a rural community which has been historically marginalized in the provision of basic services. In attendance were, amongst others, Honorable Premier of the Northern Cape, Dr Zamani Saul and the Chairperson of the PSC,
Prof Somadoda Fikeni. The following issues were addressed and will receive necessary attention: water shortages and poor sanitation, access to medical care services, poor roads infrastructure, unemployment and the high level of crime.
The Department of Home Affairs and the South African Social Service Agency assisted community members with applications for birth certificates, Identity Documents and Social Grants. The event was attended by +/-800 community members.