Govt needs ethical public servants - Sisulu

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says the new school of government will help build a transparent administration.

Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on Monday said her new school of government would be responsible for improving service delivery countrywide.

She said the school would help bridge the gap between the state and higher education.

Sisulu was speaking at a breakfast with academics from across the country in Sandton.

The minister revealed her single Public Service Bill which would see 1.6 million public servants retrained if it is passed by Parliament.

She said the bill would be the first step in creating public servants who could provide real delivery of services.

"We have defined for ourselves that one of the critical mandates of government currently is to build ethical, accountable, transparent, competent and capable public servants and administration."

Sisulu said her new school of government would give officials the tools they needed to do their jobs properly.

She said public administration was not monitored like other industries, something that had to change.