17TH ANNUAL PUBLIC SECTOR TRAINERS’
Is our South African Public Sector Productive?
A community-based perspective!
WHAT IS PRODUCTIVITY TO THE CIVIL SOCIETY ?
The output of a prolific community, if all things being equal;
enables the populace to do more for its people to develop
•The community is at large the engine of productivity; bucked
by constant behavioural change
•Productivity is also achieved in ourselves – through constant
upgrade of Knowledge, Skills, Disciplines of individual and team
Yes and No ……..Reasons
The South African Public Service is still in a process of transformation,
Although numerous interventions have been made to improve service delivery, the outcomes are still not
reflected in the eyes of the citizens
• High expectations from government by communities ( citizens )
• Pressure from community again to government to deliver
• Structural , administrative and culture adjustments by the public service are still being
• Inadequate systematic service culture is perhaps still absent” says Ferreira
• The amalgamation of different public sectors working together
• Externally imposed contradictions and constraints,
• Inadequate leadership experience to exercise effective governance
Core Factors of Productivity
Growth: every aspect of our life especially knowledge acquisition
Enabling environment to produce: creation of job opportunities
Efficient and Effective Working Community: ???????
Wealth Creation – then affluence will be created
SIGNIFICANCE OF PRODUCTIVITY TO THE CIVIL SOCIETY
•Provide special counselling to government
•Advocate for better service delivery
•Provide effective leadership (Governance )
•Increase competitiveness for ownership and business
•Provide social security / orderliness
•Health / wellness conscious
•Providing better care for the vulnerable and poor.
CIVIL SOCIETY APPREHENSION ON PRODUCTIVITY
Adequate public participation
Adequate Skills and Professionals
(not polarised workforce)
Protected community Security
•Major priorities identified by the NDP for quality public service
raising employment through faster economic growth.
improving the quality of education, skills development and innovation.
and building the capacity of the state to play a developmental,
•The state, in turn, will need to improve its service delivery efficiency
by enhancing its capabilities and strengthening the skills profile of
By Daniel I. K. Prah
South African National NGO Coalition – SANGOCO
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