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Minister appoints Unisan to national task team

Prof Pumela Msweli

The University of South Africa (Unisa) congratulates Prof Pumela Msweli, Executive Dean and CEO of the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership, on her appointment to the task team assisting government in finalising the National Implementation Framework towards the Professionalisation of the Public Service.

The task team, appointed by the Honourable Senzo Mchunu, Minister of Public Service and Administration, brings independent expertise to assess evidence, undertake peer review and make concrete recommendations on proposals outlined in the draft framework. The task team is expected to, over a 90-day period, undertake some of the following tasks:

  • Review inputs received from all stakeholders and synthesise the key issues affecting the professionalisation of the public service.
  • Identify, consider and propose a range of areas of legislative and policy reforms across the public sector that are necessary to fully implement the professionalisation framework, as well as the mechanisms to achieve it.
  • Advance consideration of appropriate institutional and legal framework(s) to implement the framework, which ensures a comprehensive and effective implementation of professionalisation.
  • Recommend achievable timelines to expedite the legislation and effective implementation of the framework and to meet the proposed medium-term targets.

The Minister intends to finalise the framework and present key recommendations to Cabinet by the end of October 2021.

The university wishes Prof Msweli, the convenors of the task team and all the other task team members well with their assignment.

* By Cristal Peterson, Deputy Director, Communication and Marketing, Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership

Publish date: 2021/06/10