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​​​​​​​Cabinet has approved a framework for professionalising the public service. We note, however, that the recent State of the Nation Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa in February gave no indication of progress or implementation. A subsequent presentation by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana in his budget speech shortly after also proved to be silent on the issue.    

Now, the New South Institute, a public policy institute based in South Africa, has compiled a report titled Personalising and De-Personalising Power. The report considers the legislation governing key state institutions and asks what minimum criteria it requires for senior officials.

Join Daily Maverick's Ferial Haffajee, Director of the New South Institue, Ivor Chipkin and Adjunct Professor, Adv. Michelle le Roux as they unpack the role of civil service in detail and outline the separation between politics and administration.

  • Ferial Haffajee

    Associate Editor, Daily Maverick

  • Ivor Chipkin

    Director, New South Institute (formerly GAPP) & Author

  • Adv. Michelle le Roux

    Adjunct Professor, University of Cape Town’s Law School

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