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Welcome to the School of Government

The National School of Government has to play a significant role in overseeing the professional common purpose in addressing the systemic challenges of public service delivery, through the learning and development of public officials. In doing so, the NSG has to integrate lessons and experiences from the past to develop and improve on current skills and empower the current generation of public servants; and determining a conduit for producing future public servants with a vastness of competitive opportunities and abilities to innovate.

The National Development Plan confirms that the uneven performance at national, provincial and local government results from the interplay between a complex set of factors including tensions in the political-administrative interface, instability of the administrative leadership, skills deficits, the erosion of accountability and authority, poor organisational design, inappropriate staffing and low staff morale. Therefore, the NSG is a call to build a capable and developmental state that will assist in correcting some of the inefficiencies in the public service. 

Upcoming Training Events for Mixed Groups
  • Recruitment and Selection for the Public Service
    To capacitate learners with knowledge and skills on how to effect the recruitment of employees in the Public Service. It will improve standardised recruitment practices and processes and help ensure t...
  • Gender Mainstreaming 23 June 2015
    Gender Mainstreaming
    This programme seeks to enable participants to integrate gender considerations into their daily planning activities across all levels of the public sector. The programme conveys best practices, strate...
  • Job Evaluation Panel 24 June 2015
    Job Evaluation Panel
    To ensure that participants have the necessary knowledge to take decisions that are fair, objective and equitable on the grading of posts in the public service.
  • M&E Course 1: Orientation to Monitoring and Evaluation
    The programme is intended for M & E practitioners to apply monitoring and evaluation principles in the Public Sector in assessing organisations and/or programme performance in a specific context.
  • Job Evaluation Follow-up
    To build on the knowledge and skills gained during the JE Initial Training, by enabling job analysts to analyse and understand jobs (in all their facets), use the information to evaluate jobs and unde...
  • Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation Practitioner (Orientation)
    The programme is intended for M & E practitioners to apply monitoring and evaluation principles in the Public Sector in assessing organisations and/or programme performance in a specific context.
  • Labour Relations for Managers in the Public Service
    Attendance of this course will enable the learner to demonstrate an understanding of labour relations issues. It will also allow the learner to facilitate fair and equitable adjustments and implement...
  • Risk Response and Reporting
    The purpose of this course is to equip middle and senior managers in the public service risk management environment with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to apply risk responses to ri...
  • Supply Chain Management for the Public Service
    To develop the required knowledge, skills and values of public sector Supply Chain Management practitioners to understand and apply the principles and processes of Supply Chain Management.
  • Strategic Human Resource Planning for the Achievement of Orginisational Results
    In 2002 the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) issued ‘Guidelines on Integrated Human Resource Planning in the Public Service, as well as a Strategic Human Resource Planning Guidel...
  • Developing HRD Implementation Plans for the Public Service
    To provide Human Resource Development (HRD) Managers and Practitioners with the required knowledge and skills to compile Annual HRD Implementation Plans for their departments. The desired end result i...
  • Bid Committees PFMA 29 June 2015
    Bid Committees PFMA
    To build the capacity of public service bid committee members who serve on bid specification, evaluation and adjudication committees as well as Supply Chain Management practitioners who are responsibl...
  • Bid Committees MFMA 29 June 2015
    Bid Committees MFMA
    To build the capacity of public service bid committee members who serve on bid specification, evaluation and adjudication committees as well as Supply Chain Management practitioners who are responsibl...
  • Advanced Project Management for the Public Service
    To enable the learner to examine the theoretical and analytical frameworks of project management within a Public Service environment, using the TAU Project Management Methodology and an action learnin...
  • Basic Project Management for the Public Service
    To enable learners to align project planning components and to integrate these into a single overall project management plan for a simple to moderately a complex project. Attendance of this course wil...
  • Advanced Acquisition Management
    This course is aligned to the developmental goals of the South African Government, particularly as articulated in the Medium Term Strategic Framework (2009 -2014) where a commitment is made to continu...
  • Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures
    To equip the learner with the requisite knowledge, skills and values required by public service cadres that are expected to resolve employee grievances; monitor and adjust the application of the griev...
  • Project Khaedu 29 June 2015
    Project Khaedu
    Project Khaedu has been designed to prepare managers for these visits to service delivery points. “Khaedu” means “challenge” in Tshi-Venda, and Project Khaedu has been designed as an action learning ...
  • Moderator Training 01 July 2015
    Moderator Training
    The purpose of this programme is to build the capacity of public service moderators to challenge existing training and development paradigms and conduct moderation of assessments that are outcomes bas...
  • Induction to Human Resource Management in the Public Service
    To have a sound understanding of the context of Human Resource Management in the Public Service and capacitate them to perform Human Resource Management functions as a strategic partner, a change agen...
  • Understanding HIV and AIDS and its impact in the workplace
    To provide employees in the public service with a broad introduction to HIV and AIDS in the workplace. The focus of the course is on developing basic knowledge about HIV and AIDS and how it impacts on...
  • Wamkelikile Induction new SMS
    Welcome new senior managers into the public service.
  • Core and Job Description
    To develop the knowledge and skills of the Human Resource Management practitioner and job analyst on developing job descriptions, job evaluation and the Codes Of Remuneration (COREs) in support of the...
  • Human Resource Monitoring and Reporting
    To enable learners to monitor organisational performance, within the context of Human Resource Management, on an on-going basis.