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.
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.