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Title: CAPACITY%20BUILDING%20THE%20THREE%20SPHERES%20OF%20GOVERNMENT


1
  • CAPACITY BUILDING THE THREE SPHERES OF GOVERNMENT
  • Presentation to the Portfolio Committee
  • 14 June 2006

2
Outline of presentation
  • Background
  • AsgiSA capacity requirements
  • Current initiatives

3
Background
  • President Mbeki in October 2004 asked whether the
    developmental state had the requisite capacity
    and whether it was correctly organised to deliver
    on governments socio-economic objectives
  • Study conducted found that the state did not have
    the requisite capacity
  • Skills shortages and skills gaps
  • Supply of graduates - mismatch
  • Remuneration of professionals

4
Background
  • High-level skills required
  • Health (doctors and dentists, theatre nurses,
    etc.)
  • Criminal justice (state prosecutors,
    interpreters, court managers)
  • Education (mathematics and science teachers)
  • Local government (engineers and technologists,
    financial managers, town and regional planners)
  • SAPS (forensic scientists, crime investigators)
  • Trade and Industry (economists and trade
    specialists, policy analysts)
  • Crosscutting ICT (systems analysts, database
    administrators)

5
Background
  • Sectoral analyses conducted
  • Housing study
  • Shortages of hard skills engineering, land
    surveying
  • Shortages of soft skills community engagement
  • Salary discrepancies between private and public
    sectors
  • Assessments of Health, Education, Justice and
    Economic sectors
  • Health role of hospital CEOs (training, grading,
    delegations etc)
  • Education Focus on the capacity of support staff
  • Justice Challenges in court management
  • Economic Coordination role of dti and critical
    skills

6
Background
  • Local Government capacity constraints
  • Capacity of municipalities uneven
  • 136 identified for Project Consolidate support
  • Critical problems in acquiring and retaining
    skills of professionals, senior management and
    technicians
  • Priority skills identified areas of management,
    technical skills (e.g. artisans and craft
    workers), communication, ICT and financial
    management
  • Management skills identified by both municipal
    managers / workers were diversity management,
    strategic and business planning, people
    management and change management

7
Requirements of AsgiSA
  • AsgiSA identifies skills as a binding
    constraint
  • Scarce and Critical skills/JIPSA Initiatives
  • Infrastructure Development programmes
  • Artisan and Technical Skills
  • Skills required for sustained economic growth
    e.g. Communication Transport and Energy grid, as
    well as quality public Education
  • High level Engineering and Planning

8
Requirements of AsgiSA
  • 5 high profile skills areas
  • High level world class engineering and planning
    Skills - Network Industries
  • City /Urban and Regional Planning and Engineering
    Skills
  • Artisanal and Technical Skills/Infrastructure
    Development
  • Management and Planning in Health and Education
  • Mathematics, Science and Technology, Language
    Competency in Public Schooling

9
Current initiatives
  • Capacity Assessments in various Departments and
    Sectors
  • Health
  • Grading of posts of hospital CEOs
  • Project to classify hospitals to inform
    delegation of authority
  • Audit of Health Information System
  • Education
  • Assessment of the roles and responsibilities of
    district and circuit managers
  • Assessment of the role and responsibilities of
    principals
  • Assessment of skills gaps in the SMS
  • Assessment of the application of the SMS PMDS

10
Current initiatives
  • Capacity Assessments in various Departments and
    Sectors, cont
  • Economic
  • Assessment of governments capacity to implement
    AsgiSA
  • Governance model for the entities reporting to
    the dti
  • Survey on capacity to implement Environmental
    Impact Assessments
  • Justice and Constitutional Development
  • An assessment of the application of the SMS PMDS
  • Assessment of capacity to implement Superior
    Courts Bill
  • Housing
  • Housing development and delivery process mapped
  • Comprehensive proposals to be submitted to
    Cabinet Lekgotla in July 2006

11
Current initiatives
  • HRD Strategy
  • Reviewing the National HRD Strategy and the
    development of a revised strategy
  • Assist sectors with addressing the Skills gaps
    through training and development programmes via
    SAMDI
  • SETAs active in the Public Sector
  • All SETAs requested to align Service level
    agreements with ASGISA/JIPSA requirements
  • MoUs signed between PSETA and LG SETA Public
    Finance and Accounting
  • Suite of Public Administration Qualifications NQF
    level 4-8- Relationship to be developed with LG
    SETA to ensure alignment

12
Current initiatives
  • Learnerships and Internships
  • By 2009 at least 5 of the approved establishment
  • Guidelines issues on Internship and Mentorship
    Programmes
  • Directive issued by MPSA to appoint Interns and
    Learners as contract employees - pay through
    PERSAL
  • Determination sets the minimum Stipend to be paid
  • Use of Foreign workers scarce and critical
    skills
  • Investigation into the audit of the functioning
    of sector specific training institutions
  • Parastatals Eskom, Telkom, Transnet, etc
  • Departments - Health, Agriculture, Defence, Water
    Affairs
  • Education Technical centres (vocational and
    artisan training)

13
Current initiatives
  • Single Public Service
  • Development of Access Strategy and
    Rollout/Implementation Plan
  • Development of National Norms and Standards of
    HRM/D and HR polices and Practices
  • Development of the Remuneration Policy for the
    entire Public Sector
  • Establishment of the SMS cadre for the Public
    Sector
  • Co-ordinated and integrated training and
    development strategy through networked
    institutions

14
Current initiatives
  • Cascading Batho Pele to Local Government
  • Discussions and presentations underway
  • Batho Pele Gateway
  • Community Development Workers
  • Urban government service delivery malls/kiosks
  • Discussions underway with City of Jhb
  • Organisational Structures
  • MPSA issued directive whereby Departments are to
    submit organisational structures to DPSA before
    implementation
  • DPSA to ensure organogram is in keeping with
    service delivery model, mandates, policy choices,
    resources targeting and modelling

15
Current initiatives
  • Local Government
  • Support provided to municipalities on Integrated
    Development Plans (IDPs)
  • A local government competency framework has been
    developed
  • SALGA, dplg and the LGSETA are conducting a
    skills audit for municipal managers and section
    57 managers
  • Skills audit will lead to the development of a
    Local Government Skills Development Strategy
  • A pilot Municipal Leadership Development
    Programme will be implemented in selected
    district municipalities by August 2006 through a
    partnership between dplg and the LGSETA

16
Current initiatives
  • Local Government, cont
  • Technical support to local government
  • A framework for the second rollout of the Service
    Delivery Facilitators (SDFs) has been developed
  • DBSA intends deploying 90 experts to priority
    municipalities
  • Municipal Infrastructure Grant support structures
    have made short-term deployments of engineers and
    students to certain priority municipalities
  • Assessment of capacity of Provincial Departments
    of Local Government to perform their statutory
    functions

17
SIYABONGA!
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