Department Of Office Of The Public Service Commission

By | January 13, 2022

Department Of Office Of The Public Service Commission, the PSC derives its mandate from sections 195 and 196 of the Constitution, 1996.

The PSC is tasked and empowered to, amongst others, investigate, monitor, and evaluate the organisation and administration of the Public Service.

This mandate also entails the evaluation of achievements, or lack thereof of Government programmes. The PSC also has an obligation to promote measures that would ensure effective and efficient performance within the Public Service and to promote values and principles of public administration as set out in the Constitution, throughout the Public Service.

Vision

A champion of Public Service excellence in democratic governance in South Africa..

Mission

To promote the constitutionally enshrined democratic values and principles throughout the Public Service by-

  • investigating, monitoring, evaluating the organisation and administration, and personnel practices;
  • proposing measures to ensure the effective and efficient performance;
  • issuing directions with regards to personnel procedures relating to the recruitment, transfers, promotions and dismissals;
  • advising on personnel practices; and
  • reporting on its activities.

Functions of the Commission

The Constitution, 1996, mandates the Commission to perform functions. In terms of Section 196(4) of the Constitution, the Commission shall:

  1. promote the constitutionally prescribed values and principles governing public administration in the public service;
  2. investigate, monitor and evaluate the organisation and administration, and the personnel practices, of the public service;
  3. propose measures to ensure effective and efficient performance within the public service;
  4. give directions aimed at ensuring that personnel procedures relating to recruitment, transfers promotions and dismissals comply with the constitutionally prescribed values and principles;
  5. report in respect of its activities and the performance of its functions, including any finding it may make and directions and advice it may give, and to provide an evaluation of the extent to which the constitutionally prescribed values and principles are complied with; and
  6. either of its own accord or on receipt of any complaint –
     
    1. investigate and evaluate the application of personnel and public administration practices, and report to the relevant executive authority and legislature;
    2. investigate grievances of employees in the public service concerning official acts or omissions, and recommend appropriate remedies;
    3. monitor and investigate adherence to applicable procedures in the public service; and
    4. advise national and provincial organs of state regarding personnel practices in the public service, including those relating to the recruitment, appointment, transfer, discharge and other aspects of the careers of employees in the public service.
    In terms of item (v) above the Commission shall report at least once a year to the National Assembly; and in respect of its activities in a province, to the legislature of the province.

    The Commission will at all times retain its independent and impartial status. Such interaction will in no way affect its reporting to the National Assembly or the various Provincial Legislatures.

Structure

Structure

The Public Service Commission (PSC) was established in terms of Section 196 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. The Constitution stipulates that there be a single Public Service Commission for the Republic of South Africa, consisting of fourteen members, five of which are appointed on the recommendation of the National Assembly. One member is appointed from each of the nine provinces, after nomination by the Premier of the province. The Commission is accountable to the National Assembly and must report annually to the Assembly. It must also report on its activities in each province to the Legislature of the province concerned.

In line with the Constitution as mentioned above, the PSC (Commission) comprises 14 Commissioners: 5 Pretoria-based Commissioners and one Commissioner Resident in each province. The Commission is headed by a Chairperson.

Members:

The following are members of the PSC:

Nominated by the National Assembly:

  • Adv RK Sizani (Chairperson)
  • Mr Ben Mthembu (Deputy Chairperson)
  • Ms SS Nkosi
  • Ms PC Nzimande
  • Dr TB Luthuli

Nominated by the Provincial Legislatures:



  • Mr S Mafanya (Eastern Cape)
  • Dr Henk Boshoff (Free State)
  • Mr Michael Seloane (Gauteng)
  • Dr M Sithole (KwaZulu-Natal)
  • Mr TG Mashamba  (Limpopo)
  • Mr DS Mkhwanazi (Mpumalanga)
  • Ms M Marais-Martin (Northern Cape)
  • Dr MS Leballo (North-West)
  • Vacant (Western Cape)

The PSC is supported by the Office of the Public Service Commission (OPSC), headed by the Director-General, (who is the Accounting Officer). The Office has its Head Office in Pretoria and one Regional Office in each province. These offices serve as a base for the provincially-based Commissioners and are administered by Regional Directors, with a small staff complement.

Mandate


Legislative Mandate

The PSC derives its mandate from sections 195 and 196 of the Constitution, 1996. The PSC is tasked and empowered to, amongst others, investigate, monitor, and evaluate the organisation and administration of the Public Service. This mandate also entails the evaluation of achievements, or lack thereof of Government programmes. The PSC also has an obligation to promote measures that would ensure effective and efficient performance within the Public Service and to promote values and principles of public administration as set out in the Constitution, throughout the Public Service. These values and principles are:

  • A high standard of professional ethics
  • Efficient, economic and effective use of resources
  • A development-orientated public administration
  • Provision of services in an impartial, fair and equitable way, without bias
  • Responding to people’s needs and encouraging the public to participate in policy-making
  • Accountable Public Administration
  • Fostering transparency
  • The cultivation of good human resource management and career-development practices
  • A representative public administration with employment and personnel management practices based on ability, objectivity, fairness and the need to redress the imbalances of the past.
National Office:


Public Service Commission House
Office Park Block B
536 Francis Baard Street
Arcadia

Postal Address
Private Bag X 121
Pretoria
0001


Tel: (012) 352 1000
Fax: (012) 325 8382
E-mail: info@opsc.gov.za
 
  Parliamentary Office:

Sanlam Golden Acre Building
21st Floor, Adderley Street
PO Box 2078
Cape Town
8000

Tel: (021) 418 4940
Fax: (021) 418 1362

Director-General:
Advocate Dinkie Dube
 
  Secretary: Ms Connie Gunn
Tel: (012) 352 1025

Deputy Directors-General:    
Deputy Director-General: Integrity and Anti-Corruption:
Mr Matome Malatsi
 
  Secretary: Ms Cecilia Makgopela
Tel: (012) 352 1203
Deputy Director–General: Monitoring and Evaluation:
Ms Irene Mathenjwa
 
  Secretary: Ms Lebogang Maponya
Telephone (012) 352 1130
Deputy Director–General: Leadership and Management Practices:
Dr Kholofelo Sedibe
 
  Secretary: Mr Nangamso Mnwana
Telephone : (012) 352 1104
     

Chairperson:
Adv RK Sizani  
  Secretary: Ms Ayanda Mtshizana
Tel: (012) 352 1005

Deputy Chairperson:
Vacant
 
  Secretary: Ms Maggie Mtshwene
Tel: (012) 352 1022

Commissioners:    
Dr Somadoda Fikeni
Tel : (012) 352 1006
  Secretary: Ms Bungu Mathebula
Tel: (012) 352 1027
 
Ms P Nzimande   Secretary: Ms Hazel Moganedi
Tel: (012) 352 1013
 
Dr B Luthuli   Secretary: Ms Sithabile Mzobe
Tel: (012) 352 1059
 

Director:   Tel (012) 352 1196
Communications and Information Services:
Mr Humphrey Ramafoko