Public Service Commission

National Department Budget for 2018-19

Vote purpose

Promote constitutional values and principles of public administration in the public service.


The Public Service Commission is an independent institution established in terms of chapter 10 of the Constitution. The commission derives its mandate from sections 195 and 196 of the Constitution and is tasked and empowered, either of its own accord or if it receives any complaint, to investigate, monitor and evaluate the organisation and administration of the public service. The mandate also requires the commission to: evaluate the performance of government programmes and promote measures throughout the public service, which ensures effective and efficient performance within the public service; and promote the values and principles of public administration, as set out in the Constitution.

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