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.