South Africa’s National School of Government and CIG Strengthen Cooperation with Signing of MOU

March 22, 2024

Ms Phindile Mkwanazi, Deputy Director-General, Learning and Professional Development (left) and Mr Wu Wei Neng, Chief Executive Officer, Chandler Institute of Governance and Dean, Chandler Academy of Governance, after the signing of the MOU during NSG’s Senior Management delegation visit to CIG

SINGAPORE, 22 March 2024 — The South Africa National School of Government (NSG) and Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 22 March 2024, thus formalising a partnership between two organisations that share common interests in public sector institution building and capability development in South Africa and other countries. The MOU will provide a solid foundation for both organisations to share knowledge and expertise, and enhance the quality of skills training for public sector officers and elected officials.

The signing ceremony was held at CIG’s office in Singapore during the NSG’s visit where representatives from both organisations engaged in fruitful discussions and explored synergies in curriculum development and programme design and delivery approaches.

Group photo with representatives from NSG and CIG during the visit to CIG by NSG’s Senior Management team

CIG conducting a demonstration of the instructional design methods used in online training delivery

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About the National School of Government, South Africa (NSG)

The National School of Government, South Africa (NSG) is a national government department in South Africa, mandated with the responsibility of ensuring that public servants comply with the provisions of established legislation, regulations and systems, and can exercise proper discretion and innovation in solving routine and complex delivery problems. To this end, the NSG is tasked with ensuring that all public servants participate and complete education, training and development initiatives, as per relevant legislation and Cabinet directives. The NSG is furthermore expected to ensure service delivery impact by supporting institutional performance.

For more news and information, visit or follow NSG on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn @thensgZA

About the Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG)

The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) is an international non-profit organisation, headquartered in Singapore. We believe in a world where citizens have a deep sense of trust in their governments and public institutions, and where nations are governed by principled, wise leaders supported by an effective civil service. Trust and effective governance serve as a strong foundation for national development and prosperity. CIG supports governments in building government talent, leadership and public service capabilities through training programmes, research initiatives and advisory work. We are not affiliated with any national government or political party, and we do not represent any partisan or commercial interests.

For more news and information, visit or follow CIG on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @ChandlerINST

About the Chandler Academy of Governance (CAG)

The Chandler Academy of Governance (CAG) is the training arm of CIG. CAG complements and supports CIG’s work by designing and delivering training programmes that are practitioner-oriented, to equip government leaders with capabilities required to meet the realities and demands of public service work. CAG works with its panel of adjunct trainers and subject matter experts in the design and delivery of these programmes.

For more information about CAG, please visit
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For media clarifications, please contact:

SIN Xin Ping (Ms)
Deputy Dean (Programmes)
Chandler Academy of Governance
Dikeledi MOKGOKOLO (Ms)
Director Communication
National School of Government