Office of the Premier

KwaZulu-Natal Department Budget for 2015-16

Vision

The vision of the Office of the Premier (OTP) is: To be the centre of governance, providing leadership towards achieving KZN Vision 2030

Mission

The mission of the department is to support the Premier in carrying out his constitutional and statutory duties. The department fulfils this mission primarily by:

  • Promoting an integrated service delivery model.

  • Enhancing cooperative governance within the province.

  • Effective stakeholder management and communication.

  • Enhancing performance management and accountability through monitoring and evaluation.

Core functions

In order to ensure alignment with national and provincial priorities and address the weaknesses identified in service delivery, the roles of the OTP have been defined as follows:

  • To support the Premier as the head of the provincial government and the Executive Council and its sub-structures, and ensure constitutional and legal compliance.

  • To co-ordinate provincial policy and planning processes.

  • To provide provincial leadership and inter-departmental co-ordination.

  • To promote co-operative and good governance.

  • To provide transversal support services for human resource management, information technology,communications, legal and macro policy advisory services.

  • To promote a culture of human rights consciousness and gender sensitivity across the province.

  • To facilitate the smooth functioning of the Royal Household Trust (hereafter referred to as the RHT).

  • To enable His Majesty, the King to participate in various government initiatives as an ambassador to KZN.

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