Public Service Commission, South Africa-European Union and University of South Africa host a dialogue on values-driven public sector

26 September 2019

The Public Service Commission (PSC) in partnership with the South Africa -European Union Strategic Partnerships Dialogue Facility and the University of South Africa (UNISA) will host a Dialogue under the theme: Values-Driven Public Sector: Building State Capacity through Professional Ethics and Integrity.

The main objective of the Dialogue is to create a platform for knowledge building and experience sharing between like-minded European Union and South African stakeholders on the critical challenges and opportunities related to strengthening ethics and integrity in public administration.

The Dialogue is part of the Public Service Month Programme and the Minister for Public Service and Administration will deliver a keynote address. The event will also be addressed by amongst others, the Ambassador of Denmark to South Africa, Mr Tobias Elling Rehfeld, MEC for Education in Gauteng, Mr Panyaza Lesufi; Founder and Chief Executive of Transparency International in Ireland, Dr John Devitt, Head of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, Dr Edith Phaswana; and Head of Integrity, Ethics and Disciplinary Unit at the Department of Public Service and Administration, Mr Robert McBride.

Some of the pertinent issues that will be discussed during the two-day Dialogue include amongst others the following:

  • The current state of professional ethics and integrity
  • Building a values driven public sector
  • Challenges to ethical leadership and conduct for Directors-General and Chief Executive Officers
A full programme for the two days is attached for information.

Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the event as follows:

Date 30 September to 01 October 2019
Time 09:00
Venue The Royal Elephant Hotel, Centurion, Gauteng

RSVP: Zodwa Jiya, Tel: 012 352 1070; Cell: 064 836 8014/072 311 3500; Email:

For more information or requests for media interviews, please contact:

Issued jointly by the PSC, the European Union Delegation to South Africa and UNISA

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