n Journal of Public Administration - Leadership, ethics and the professionalisation of the public service




Developments on the public and national discourse landscape are suggestive of the imperative of a much more professional public service. This paper however does acknowledge that there are pockets of excellence in the public service, more especially where professionalism is concerned. This paper is an attempt to further provide the guidelines that will inform the content of the profesionalisation initiative. One of the dimensions is that of the need for the public servants to provide leadership at all levels of the public service. This paper further seeks to add to the leadership imperative in the professionalisation of the public service, appropriate models of ethics that are relevant to the social order of the age confirmed. This paper concludes by way of suggesting areas of improvement in leadership development for professionalisation.


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