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South jAfrica: Public Servants Shine at Batho Pele Awards
Source: www.SAnews.gov.za
Source Date: Friday, November 29, 2013
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Country: South Africa
Created: Nov 29, 2013

The biggest winner of the evening was Dr Kelly Gate, a surgeon from the Bethesda Hospital in Kwazulu-Natal, who won the Best Overall Batho Pele Award and gold for Best Public Service Leader of the Year. The two awards come with R30 000 price money, a scholarship and a holiday package for two.
Former Chairperson of the Public Service Commission, Professor Stan Sangweni, South Africa’s oldest teacher, Nontsikelelo Qwelani and former Secretary of Parliament, Ambassador Sindiso Mfenyana were honoured with The Public Service Lifetime Achiever Awards.
Nosipho Ncaba, Director General of the Department of Environmental Affairs, scooped the award for National Best National Head of Department.
Constable Mapule Tshepe from Kagiso Police Station won the Best National Frontline Service Award. She won R10 000 and a scholarship to Oxford University.
The Department of Science and Technology walked away with an award for Best Functioning National Department, while the Department of Community Safety in the Western Cape won the Best Functioning Provincial Department.
The Best Implemented Project of the Year went to the KwaZulu-Natal Schools Environmental Education Programme.
The National Department of Public Enterprises scooped the award for Best Department on Professional Ethics.
The Department of Cooperative Governance, Housing and Traditional Affairs in Limpopo was awarded Best Public Service Creative Innovator of the Year for its New Engine Server.
Sisulu said the awards would be extended to cover the entire public service. “From next year, the awards will be held in September. All public servants will be asked to nominate people who have gone beyond the call of duty.”
She expressed hope that the awards would reinforce the diligence public servants show to work and the compassion they show to people.
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