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23 May 2016
GAP Innovation Competitions
The GAP Innovation Competitions are looking for innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs that are working on novel ideas that will improve the efficiency of government service delivery, increase the competitiveness of the local economy and enhance the quality of life of ordinary citizens. Categories are in the ICT, Medical, Biosciences and Green economy. All interested parties are required to submit their applications by 2 June 2016.

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23 May 2016
2016 All Africa Public Sector Innovation Awards
  Government departments and public entities are invited to enter now for the 2016 All Africa Public Sector Innovation Awards. In support of the achievement of Africa’s Aspirations for 2063, the 2016 All Africa Public Sector Innovation Awards will recognise innovations in the following three categories:
  • Innovative Service Delivery Institutions
  • Innovative Partnerships in Service Delivery
  • Innovations in the Systems and Processes of Governance

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28 March 2016
Call for applications for the Pan-African Public Service Award (PPSA)
In the framework of fostering and encouraging the efforts to modernize the public administration in Africa, notably the improvement of public service for citizens, the Chairman of the Governing Board and the Director-General of the African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development (CAFRAD) launch the call for applications for the 2016 Pan-African Public Service Awards. This award, which will take place during the next Forum on Modernisation of Public Services and the Governing Board of CAFRAD, to be held on June 1st in Tangier, aims to encourage and motivate members of CAFRAD to come up with initiatives and innovative ideas designed to improve public services delivery quality.

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17 March 2016
This Call for Applications: SADC Trade Related Facility (TRF)
  The SADC Trade Related Facility (TRF) announces the official launch of a Call for Applications. This Call for applications, is a rolling call which will remain open until 16 January 2017, the deadline for submission of applications. Member States may submit applications at any moment in time. Evaluation of applications will commence after every cut-off date. Three cut-off dates have been established for evaluation purposes, the first being 29 February 2016, the second being 22 July 2016 and the final being 16 January 2017. - Submitted by Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI)

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18 February 2016
2016 International Innovations Awards
  Submissions for the 2016 International Innovations Awards (IIA) are being accepted. The IIA celebrate the spirit of innovation in the public service by recognising organisations that have made significant contributions to governance and services in the public sector. - Submitted by Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI)

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21 January 2016
Pan African Conference on Cultural Dimension of Administrative Reform in Africa
African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development
(CAFRAD) is organizing a Pan African Conference on “Cultural Dimension of Administrative Reform in Africa". It will be held in Tangier, Morocco from 25 to 27 January 2016.

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18 January 2016
Call for Entries Open for 2016 SADC Media Awards
  Members of the media are invited to submit their entries for the 2016 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition.

The closing date is 29 February 2016.

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12 January 2016
37th AAPAM Annual Roundtable Conference

The African Association and public administration (AAPAM) will host its 37th Annual Roundtable Conference in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Zambia in Lusaka, Zambia from 29 February – 4 March 2016. With the theme of “Transforming Public Administration and Management (PAM) in order to contribute towards the Agenda 2063 within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals”, the conference will discuss, explore and propose concrete interventions towards transforming the African public administration and management that is central to the realization of the African Agenda 2063 vision within the context of Sustainable Development Goals. For registration, please click here.

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26 August 2015
Celebrate Public Service Month in South Africa - September 2015

The 2015 national Public Service Month (PSM) will take place in South Africa from 1 to 30 September under the theme Moving South Africa Forward: “Taking services to the people”. 

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05 June 2015
Project Management and Management of Innovative Projects
From 19th to 26th July 2015 CAFRAD will organize a high level training in partnership with Africamex Cabinet. The programme is designed for the benefit of African senior executives in both public and private sectors. The training focuses on "Project management and management of innovative projects".

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Events
Principles of IT Leadership
Nov 24, 2016 to Nov 25, 2016
Henley Business School, Johannesburg

IT News Africa
SA Innovation Summit 2016
Sep 21, 2016 to Sep 24, 2016
Cape Town, Ekurhuleni and Gauteng

The SA Innovation Summit Team partnered with the Swill Start-up Summit
Healthcare Innovation Summit 2016
Aug 24, 2016 to Aug 25, 2016
Protea Fire and Ice, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg

AIR
 
Documents
Ministry of Public Service and Administration Budget Vote Speech
Ministry of Public Service and Administration Budget Vote Speech Budget vote speech by the Minister for the Public Service and Administration Adv. Ngoako Ramatlhodi, MP.
16 May 2016
MPSA Budget Vote Speech by the Deputy Minister
Speech delivered on the occasion of the budget vote of the Ministry of Public Service and Administration.
16 May 2016
 
News
China's Business Registration Streamlined to Unlock Economic Potential
China will intensify its reform efforts concerning business registration procedures to reduce administrative costs and enhance economic restructuring from the supply side.
24 May 2016
Chinese Government Sets Timetable for Reform of Centrally-administered SOEs
Closing down "zombie companies," properly helping the affected workers and trimming sideline businesses that impair the core competence of the centrally-administered state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are among the measures the government will introduce in the coming two to three years to deepen the reform of these important SOEs. The decision was unveiled during an executive meeting of the State Council chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. "Centrally-administered SOEs have played an indispensable role in China's social and economic development, and we should give them full credit in that regard," Li said. "Yet crucial problems exist with them, too. Now we must tackle them step by step, which is essentially deepening the SOE reform." Most of the 106 centrally-administered SOEs in China operate in sectors that are crucial to the country's social and economic development, such as telecommunication and energy. Major problems with the bloated centrally-administered SOEs include weakness in core business, too many sideline businesses, low efficiency and excessive layers of administration and management. The excessive layers of hierarchy and redundance persisting in the centrally-administered SOEs are also part of the reasons why it has not been easy to push through the reform over the years. Despite the difficulties, Li has reiterated on many occasions that the government resolves to carry out such reform, describing the determination as that of "a brave warrior cutting off his own hand to save his body," given that the reform will affect the interests of some people. The Wednesday meeting decided that 345 "zombie companies," which are all subsidiaries of the 106 centrally-administered SOEs, will be reorganized or left to the market within three years. Centrally-administered SOEs are required to reduce their management levels to less than three or four from the current five to nine, while cutting 20 percent of their subsidiary legal entities within three years. The government also aims to reduce losses made by centrally-administered SOE's subsidiaries by 30 percent, and increase the profit of centrally-administered SOEs by more than 100 billion yuan (15.3 billion U.S. dollars) by the end of 2017. Meanwhile, the government will cut the country's coal and steel capacity owned by centrally-administered SOEs by 10 percent this year, followed by another 10 percent in 2017. Coal, iron and steel are among the key sectors targeted in the effort to reduce excess capacity. During the Wednesday meeting, Li again stressed that the centrally-administered SOEs need to "lose weight and get fit," an idea the Chinese premier brought forward in this year's government work report. The reform of SOEs in general is a major task set by the government in this year's government work report, delivered in March by the premier. It pointed out that the government will push hard to ensure success in upgrading SOEs, pledging that structural adjustment will be made so that they will be developed through innovation, reorganization and reform in SOE personnel management. "Fostering greater craftsmanship is of vital importance for centrally-administered SOEs. They should concentrate on their core business so as to improve product quality. This should be the core competence of the SOEs," Li said during the Wednesday meeting, adding that they should not allocate too many resources to their sideline businesses where the private sectors usually have a strength. The new plan encourages internal restructuring for centrally-administered SOEs and optimizing of their resource allocation. Social capital are encouraged to participate in and support the restructuring of the centrally-administered SOEs. The new plan also calls on the centrally-administered SOEs to "grow stronger through innovation" and invest more in research and development.
24 May 2016
 
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