The ANC supports the recommendation report of the DPSA, the National School of Government, CPSI,
Statistics SA and the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, as well as Brand SA, that all received unqualified audit reports for the year under review, outshone of course by the National School of Government with a clean audit.
Our developmental trajectory is premised on the developmental state approach in which we seek to build a capable, professional, effective and efficient Public Service which will tackle corruption and build ethical public leadership.
Fellow South Africans, it will be difficult without effective planning, monitoring and evaluation to know if government work is still aligned to the principles that guide the National Development Plan. Therefore, the department's planning provides a basis for a monitoring framework in measuring progress made.
While Brand SA contributes towards communicating successes as well as our diverse national identity to the world, challenges have been identified, and we urge Brand SA to follow through as per the AG's report.
Through the National School of Government, the department continues to provide training to public servants to ensure that professionalism is realised.
The PSC has achieved an unqualified audit opinion and must move with speed towards a clean audit report.
The DPSA vacancy rate must be improved to the acceptable rate as it affects service delivery, notwithstanding the reconfiguration of the Public Service as a whole in government.
With Statistics SA, the ANC identified and resolved that strengthening integrated support for them is one of the priorities of the Sixth administration.
Thank you very much. As the ANC we support this report. [Time expired.] [Applause.]
Motion agreed to.
Report on Department of Public Service and Administration, Public Service Commission, National School of Government and Centre for Public Service Innovation: Vote 10 accordingly adopted (Democratic Alliance, Economic Freedom Fighters, African Christian Democratic Party and Freedom Front Plus dissenting).
Report on Statistics South Africa: Vote 12 accordingly adopted (Democratic Alliance, Economic Freedom Fighters, African Christian Democratic Party and Freedom Front Plus dissenting).
Report on Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Brand South Africa: Vote 8 accordingly adopted (Democratic Alliance, Economic Freedom Fighters, African Christian Democratic Party and Freedom Front Plus dissenting).