National School of Government

National Department Budget for 2017-18

Department purpose

Provide or coordinate the provision of learning interventions that lead to improved performance and service delivery in the public sector.


The National School of Government derives its mandate from the Public Service Amendment Act (2007). In terms of the act, the institution is mandated to provide training or effect the provision of training. This is to ensure that public servants are given capacity in the relevant competencies that are central to creating a developmental state. The operational activities of the school are located within the National School of Government training trading account. The National School of Government was established in terms of a presidential proclamation in 2013 to replace the Public Administration Leadership and Management Academy. The proclamation was followed by the Public Administration Management Act (2014). The National School of Government uses its trading account as a delivery vehicle for its core outputs.