n Journal of Public Administration - Centenary of the Public Service Commission - a keynote address

Volume 48, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



Chairperson of the Public Service Commission, Public Service Commissioners, Honourable Speaker of the House of Assembly, Honourable Chairpersons of Portfolio Committees, Honourable Members of Parliament, Directors-General and Senior Public Service Managers, Esteemed Guests, I am delighted to join you here today to present the keynote address on the occasion of the Centenary Celebrations of the Public Service Commission. At the outset, we need to ask ourselves precisely what it is that we are celebrating. The Public Service and Pensions Act of 1912 established the Public Service Commission in August 1912. That institution, however, bears scant resemblance to the Public Service Commission established through Chapter 10 of our democratic Constitution in 1996.

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