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Public Servants and Professionals Invited to Enrol for Online Senior Management Programme During Lockdown

Article by Khanyi Moshia

Public Service and Administration minister, Mr Senzo Mchunu is urging anyone who is interested in joining the public service Senior Management Service to enrol for the compulsory online programme that is run by the National School of Government. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa, announced in the 2019 State of the Nation Address, that the National School of Government would have to introduce a suite of compulsory courses to help strengthen the capacity of the state. 

Therefore, any individual who intends to apply for a senior management position in the public sector after the 31st of March 2020 should have applied for this compulsory online course. Employees of the public sector who wish to progress in the Senior Management Service are also encouraged to enroll for this course in order to be considered, should they wish to apply for said role. 

Minister Mchunu has emphasized the importance of enrolling for this online course as nobody will be appointed as a senior manager in the public sector without completing this course, with effect from tomorrow, 1st April 2020. 

“President Ramaphosa has declared a national state of disaster and issued a directive that the whole country should go into lockdown until the 16th of April in order to flatten the curve and arrest the spread of the deadly Coronavirus in the country. Persons in and outside the public service who are keen to join the SMS are encouraged to enrol for the Nyukela course during this period while staying at home, observing the Presidential lockdown directive,” said Minister Mchunu. 

The main NSG training facility is in Sunnyside, Pretoria where about 4000 public servants are trained annually, and 40 000 external venues in other cities nationwide. 

If you’re interested in enrolling for this online course, visit the National School of Government website on https://www.thensg.gov.za or contact the following people for enquires:

Vukani Mbele (MLO to the Minister) on 076 523 0085

Dikeledi Mokgokolo (NSG Communications) on 082 888 2355 or Dikeledi.mokgokolo@thensg.gov.za

Milly Daweti (Chief Director and Programme Leader) on 072 142 3936 or milly.daweti@thensg.gov.za

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