Public Sector Leaders (PSL) celebrates Freedom Month
In this edition, we highlight the vital role that transport and logistics play in the development of the South African economy and look at what Minister Patricia de Lille’s Department of Public Works is doing to contribute to growth . We explain why the South African Meteorological Service is at the forefront of the fight against climate change with their forecasts and we celebrate vets for the work they do and we also briefly discuss new harassment laws at work.
Special features include:
- We look at youth unemployment programs
- A trip to Southern Africa as we share the best places to visit
- Professor Kondlo of the Institute for the Study of Legislatures tells us why public participation is important
- Is the Covid pandemic already over?
In his April 1 letter to the country – From the Office of the President – our President celebrated the country’s improved tax revenue which is supporting South Africa’s economic recovery and growth:
“Last week, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) announced in its preliminary tax revenue collection result that it had collected over R1.5 trillion between April 2021 and March 2022. This is a 25% improvement over the previous year and a 15% increase over the last year before the COVID pandemic.
“During the same period, SARS also paid out its highest amount in tax refunds since its inception 25 years ago.
“A competent tax collection agency is central to building a capable state.” – President Ramaphosa.
His Excellency recently attended the Presidential Imbizo in the Free State where he met with community members who raised concerns about service delivery. President Ramaphosa recently announced the name of the new National Police Commissioner, General Sehlahle Fannie Masemola, and attended Expo 2020 Dubai National Day in South Africa where he addressed the celebration which was held at Al Wasl Plaza. More good news is that Her Excellency officiated at the launch of a locally made South African bakkie, the Isuzu-D Max, in the Eastern Cape.
Deputy Director General of the Treasury Ismail Momoniat
This exceptional edition of PSL celebrates Freedom Day in April with a special reminder of why it is so important in our country’s history – and it wouldn’t have been possible without including an article on Madiba. Our trailblazer this month is Ismail Momoniat, Treasury Deputy Director General, Financial Crime, and our female leader is ‘The Knitting Needle Guerilla’, The Honorable Thandi Modise, Minister of Defense and Veterans Affairs.
What’s going on in Home Affairs? We look at the successes of the ministry under the leadership of Minister Motsoaledi. Our regional focus is the Eastern Cape – looking at the province’s attractions, economy and premier; and in Financial Fitness, we look at how public debt affects your personal finances and investments. In Other News, PSL focuses on the nuggets to visit in Southern Africa – and we tackle a subject close to our hearts – the unemployment situation in the country.
Whether you are in the public sector, private sector, supply chain or interested person, LSP has something for you. We hope you enjoy reading.
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