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
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 resource 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.
The Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) sets out the detailed spending plans of each government department for the coming year.
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year: