Welcome new senior managers into the public service.
Enable senior managers to understand their personal values in relation to those set out in the Constitution.
Provide an overview of how Government works, inter-governmental relations and social partnerships.
Ensure that senior managers understand the challenges Government faces, its vision for development and its key programmes.
Allow senior managers to get to know their department, its structures and services.
Introduce senior managers to senior management work procedures, performance management, planning systems, financial management, and communication and reporting.
Empower senior managers to understand their rights and obligations as employees.
Breaking Barriers to Entry (BB2E) [NARYSEC]
The purpose of Breaking Barriers to Entry into Public Service is to prepare the graduate to access employment opportunities in the public service. The orientation programme is underpinned by values and principles found in Chapter 10 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. It is aimed at orientating learners to the public service, how the public service is organised and the way the public service functions.
Three core values that define the NSG. These are learn, grow, and serve.
Capacity for Learning is an essential foundation for South Africa’s future development, and this value will find expression in the NSG. The NSG assists public organisations to continuously improve outcomes and impact by institutionalising effective and reliable learning. As the ultimate purpose of all the NSG’s learning and development programmes and services is improved performance of public sector institutions, there will be an organisational development focus in every aspect of design, development and delivery ensuring that capacity issues are approached holistically, developmentally and systematically.
With learning there is Growth. The content of learning and development will be socially and politically progressive, national in character but supported by and reflective of the needs and challenges of local contexts. Learning programmes are designed to be dynamic and developmental; they ensure that public servants are able to access relevant knowledge and develop critical, reflective, analytical and problem solving skills that will enable them to be responsive to the needs and demands that confront the public sector. The NSG’s research and knowledge management support services ensures that public servants will be able to contribute to the ongoing development of policy-relevant knowledge through their own learning and development process.
Serving and a professional, responsive service-orientation are central to a developmental state. The NSG will emphasise partnerships, consultation and engagement in the development of a national Learning and Development Strategy,
with the objective of developing collective leadership for a uniform professional and capable public service, imbued with a culture and ethos of service. The NSG will be grounded in the democratic ethos and values of the South African Constitution and contribute to institutionalising the values and principles of public service it outlines.
These include the following:
The work of the NSG will be shaped by the following foundational values.