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South Africa: CPSI Announces the 2013 Public Sector Innovator of the Year
Source: CPSI Website
Source Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Country: South Africa
Created: Nov 26, 2013

Category winners and finalists were:
Category A: Innovative Partnerships in Service Delivery
Winner: Animal Health Project Gauteng DARD
First Runner-up: Rats’ Cages Project City of Johannesburg
Second Runner-up: JM Seed Growers Jack Mafarane Seed Growers
Third Runner-up: Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project City of Johannesburg
Category B: Innovative use of ICTs for effective Service Delivery
Winner: Tele-Radiology KZN Dept of Health
First Runner-up: CFO Helpdesk DTI
Second Runner-up: iPad App StatsSA
Third Runner-up: Biometric Access Control System KZN Provincial Treasury
Category C: Innovative Service Institutions
Winner: Rea Vaya BRT City of Johannesburg
First Runner-up: Maternal Health Project Mpumalanga Dept of Health
Second Runner-up: Tshilidzi Gateway Project Limpopo Dept of Health
Third Runner-up: Carolina Hospital Revitalisation Mpumalanga Dept of Health
Category D: Innovative Enhancements of Internal Systems of Government
Winner: Food Security Project Mpumalanga Dept of Agric, Rural Dev & Land Admin
First Runner-up: Malaria Surveillance Project Mpumalanga Dept of Health
Second Runner-up: Performance Monitoring and Evaluation System Presidency, Dept of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation
Third Runner-up: Ekhaya: Fleet Management Eastern Cape Dept of Transport
Background to the Awards

The purpose of the Awards is to promote and encourage best practice in public sector innovation and service delivery and celebrate the successes of individuals, teams and departments in the quest for a more effective, efficient and accountable government.

The Awards recognise successful and effective service delivery projects and initiatives that have been achieved through the application of innovative approaches, methodologies and tools. The Awards provide opportunities for information sharing and learning as well as possibilities for partnerships and the replication of successful initiatives throughout the country.
All finalists receive certificates and training to the value of R20 000. The category winners receive a trophy while the Innovator of the Year receives a cash prize towards the further development or replication of the winning project.
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