Sisulu to launch public service rulebook

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says a public service delivery charter is due to be launched soon.

Public Administration and Services Minister Lindiwe Sisulu attends a news conference in Johannesburg on 4 February 2013 following an ANC lekgotla held at the weekend. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on Monday warned her department will deal harshly with any employee found guilty of corruption.

The minister was speaking about fixing public service in South Africa.

"Where people have been fired, we are going to make sure that the anti-corruption bureau has a data base where those people are blacklisted. They cannot ever be appointed in the public service ever again."

Sisulu said a public service delivery charter is expected to be launched before the end of the financial year.

The charter sets the norms and standards for public servants.

She said the public service was identified as the engine of government.

"If we fix the public service, we will be able to do all of those things that government is committed to doing and all of those things that the ANC has put forward as policy."

Meanwhile, Sisulu wants to introduce a compulsory dress code for teachers.

She also plans to bring school inspectors back into the system to ensure teachers are actually "providing the service for which they seek remuneration".