Free State Department Budget for 2016-17


Leading the Free State Province towards service excellence


To provide strategic direction and to coordinate integrated service delivery within Government in the Free State.

Core functions and responsibilities

The core functions and responsibilities of the Department of the Premier relate to both the Department itself as well as to the broader Free State Provincial Government (FSPG), and are as follows:

  • To ensure integrated governance and policy coordination;

  • To facilitate and coordinate integrated planning, research, monitoring and evaluation;

  • To provide effective and efficient administrative and support services to the Premier Executive Council and the Director General;

  • To ensure sound financial management in the Department of the Premier;

  • To provide strategic direction and render advice on human resource, organisational development and enhancement, and legal service matters;

  • To provide strategic direction with regard to the effective utilisation of information technology and information communication technology;

  • To provide strategic communication direction and ensure that the image of the FSPG and the Department of the Premier is held in good standing;

  • To provide strategic direction, facilitate and coordinate special programmes; and

  • To render efficient and effective community liaison and participatory democracy services.

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