Legislative Mandate

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. These values and principles are:

  • A high standard of professional ethics
  • Efficient, economic and effective use of resources
  • A development-orientated public administration
  • Provision of services in an impartial, fair and equitable way, without bias
  • Responding to peoples needs and encouraging the public to participate in policy-making
  • Accountable Public Administration
  • Fostering transparency
  • The cultivation of good human resource management and career-development practices
  • A representative public administration with employment and personnel management practices based on ability, objectivity, fairness and the need to redress the imbalances of the past.





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