September marks Public Service Month (PSM) in South Africa. The integrated government-wide programme will encompass:
- Public Service Month
- Heritage Day
- Tourism Month
- Police – Commemoration Day; to remember the fallen heroes and heroines
The 2021 PSM celebrations are taking place within the context of our continued fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and our efforts to build back stronger and better.
The 2021 Heritage programme focuses on two areas official languages and sign language; and Living Legends under theme “The year of Charlotte Maxeke: Celebrating South Africa’s Intangible Cultural Heritage”
World Tourism Day is celebrated worldwide on 27 September. The event seeks to address global challenges outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and highlights the contribution that the tourism sector can make in attaining these goals under the theme “.
Public Service Month will be commemorated under the theme: “The Year of Charlotte Maxeke – building the capacity of the state through a resilient workforce that responds to the coronavirus pandemic”
The theme reinforces government’s commitment to continue serving the public despite an ever-changing service delivery environment shaped by the coronavirus pandemic and other external forces.
Public Service Month serves as a reminder of what it is to serve, and offers us an opportunity to reflect on our services, their impact, and how the work of government is changing the lives of communities.