Public Service and Administration

National Department Budget for 2015-16

Vote purpose

Lead the modernisation of the public service, through a generally applicable framework of norms and standards, to improve service delivery.


The Department of Public Service and Administration draws its mandate from section 195(1) of the Constitution, which sets out basic values and principles that the public service should adhere to; and the Public Service Act (1994).

The department’s mandate is to:

  • transform and modernise the public service

  • oversee changes to the structure of the public service

  • improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the public service and its service delivery to the public

  • establish norms and standards for human resources management and development, conditions of service, labour relations, IT and service delivery

  • issue directives and regulations for the public service

  • formulate the national anti-corruption strategy.

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