The school is part of the Ministry for Public Service and Administration (MPSA), under the leadership of Minister Senzo Mchunu and Deputy Minister Sindy Chikunga
Minister Senzo Mchunu was educated at the University of Zululand and the University of South Africa where he obtained a BA majoring in Education and International Relations. He then worked as a high school teacher for a number of years at St Augustine’s High School in Nquthu before transferred to Eshowe and taught at Impande High School.
He went into politics full time in 1991 when he was appointed as the first regional secretary of the northern Natal region of the African National Congress (ANC). In 1994 he was elected the first Provincial Secretary of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal. He became ordinary member of the KwaZulu-Natal legislature in 1997 until he was appointed Chairperson of the Agriculture Portfolio Committee.
Between 2002 – 2004 he served as Chairperson of the Social Development Portfolio Committee and again served in the same capacity for the Portfolio of Education between 2004 and 2009.
He became MEC of Education in KwaZulu-Natal between 2009 and 2013. He was elected Provincial Chairperson of the ANC in 2013 and served as Premier of KwaZulu-Natal between 2013 and 2015.
President Ramaphosa appointed Mr Mchunu as Minister for the Public Service and Administration on 29 May 2019..
Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga has been a Member of Parliament of the Republic of South Africa since 2004. She holds a Masters of Arts degree in Curationis from University of Pretoria, Bachelor of Arts degree in Curationis from University of South Africa, a Diploma in Nursing Science from the Edenvale Nursing College and Midwifery Diploma from the Edenvale Nursing College. She is currently studying Political Science with University of South Africa.
As a Member of Parliament Ms Chikunga has served on the Correctional Services Portfolio Committee, Joint Budget Portfolio Committee, Housing Portfolio Committee, Auditor-General and Joint Standing Committee on Defence and as a Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police from 2009 to 2012.
She was an Ex-Officio Member of African National Congress ANC) Regional Executive Committee and she had served on the African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) Regional Executive Committee as Ex Officio Member and ANC Deputy Regional Secretary and Regional Secretary for Gert Sibande Region.
Ms Chikunga has also served as a Chairperson of ANCWL branch in Queen Lebotsibeni; Regional Task Team Member Realignment of branches and ANCWL Regional Secretary for Badplaas Region and she became a member of DCO Makiwane Youth League in 1982, ANC Provincial Executive Committee in Mpumalanga and had served as a whip from 2007 to 2009.
She was the Deputy Minister of Transport prior to President Ramaphosa appointing her as Deputy Minister for the Public Service and Administration on 29 May 2019.
Executive Management Team
The Office of the Principal is the executive office in NSG. The Principal, provides strategic vision and direction; orchestrate activities and create harmony within the department; and allocate resources. The Principal also leads the organisational change and transformation agenda, whilst at the same time ensuring adherence to good corporate governance practices, and financial viability and sustainability of the trading entity of the School.
The Office of the Principal is the executive office in NSG. The Principal provides strategic vision and direction; orchestrate activities and create harmony within the department; and allocate resources. The Principal also leads the organisational change and transformation agenda, whilst at the same time ensuring adherence to good corporate governance practices, and financial viability and sustainability of the trading entity of the School.
The core function of the Internal Audit Unit is to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve NSG’s operations. It helps NSG to accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. The Internal Audit Unit therefore assists the Principal, as Accounting Officer, in maintaining efficient and effective controls by evaluating administrative procedures and control measures to determine their effectiveness and efficiency, thereby developing recommendations for enhancements and improvements needed. Internal Audit has an administrative reporting line to the Corporate Management sub-programme. Risk management is also supported through Internal Audit.
Corporate Management and Business Enablement
- Chief Directorate: Strategy and Governance
- Chief Directorate: Corporate Services
- Chief Directorate: International Relations and Partnerships
- Chief Directorate: Finance
Professional Support Services
- Chief Directorate: Technical Support (Registrar)
- Chief Directorate: Research and Market Intelligence
- Chief Directorate: Quality Assurance and Accreditation Management
- Chief Directorate: Outcomes and Impact
- Chief Directorate: E-Learning
Learning and Professional Development
- Chief Directorate: Middle Management
- Chief Directorate: Cadet & Entry level (1-8)
- Chief Directorate: Senior Management & Professionilisation
- Chief Directorate: Executive Management & Leadership
- Chief Directorate: Curriculum Support & Trainer Professionalisation
- Chief Directorate: Business Development & Specialised Programs
Office of the Chief Financial Officer
The core function of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer is to provide overall management of the financial affairs of the School. The sub-programme provides services to support planning, controlling and monitoring financial performance targets through its units, namely: supply chain management, financial management and reporting, and management accounting. This also covers the establishment and continuous improvement of effective systems for the management and safeguarding of NSG assets.