About the School of Government


The National School of Government (NSG), which replaces the Public Administration Leadership and Management Academy (PALAMA), emanates from the decision to professionalise the public service as a means to realise the national development objectives of the country and thereby support sustainable growth, development and service delivery. The purpose of the NSG is to build an effective and professional public service through the provision of relevant, mandatory training programmes.

Work has already been done by the leadership in the following areas

  • Visit to the Executive Leadership Academy (CELAP) in China to learn from their model
  • Extensive primary and secondary research
  • Determination of the total capacity of government - infrastructure, staffing, budgets and coverage
  • Development of a high level strategy and implementation plan
  • Costing model to facilitate decision making on scope and scale
  • Extensive consultation with stakeholders

Programmes to be rolled out by the NSG

  • The Government Leadership Summit which is a summit for the political and administrative leadership from all three spheres of government.
  • The Compulsory Induction Programme (CIP) which targets all new employees to the public service. It is aimed at ensuring that all public servants are oriented to the public sector and to their respective job responsibilities.
  • In-service learningand development programmes. The NSG will ensure that public servants routinely have access to effective, high quality learning and development, making an impact on public sector performance and service delivery that is monitored and evaluated.
  • In-service learning and development programmes, aimed at impacting on public sector performance and service delivery including Strategy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Problem Solving and Analysis, Financial Management, Human Resource Development and Communication.

Current News

8 July 2014 Hon. Minister Collins Chabane, MP address at the IASIA Annual Conference 2014 Read full article
2 July 2014 Professional Leadership in the public service under spotlight Read full article
17 June 2014 State of the Nation Adress. Tuesday, 17 June 2014 Read full article
29 May 2014 The National School of Government welcomes new Minister for Public Service and Administration Read full article
20 May 2014 NSG and Vaal University of Technology Collaboration on EDP yield positive results Read full article
03 March 2014 Invitation to register on the NSG supplier database Read full article
21 October 2013 Minister Sisulu launches the National School of Government Read full article
21 October 2013 Address by L N Sisulu Read Full Article
21 October 2013 Launch speech by Professor Mokgoro Read full article
21 October 2013 National School of Government Launch Document Read Full Article
21 October 2013 Launch of the National School of Government Read Full Article