South Africa’s Public Service Commission and CIG Launch Partnership with Signing of MOU

April 3, 2024
The MOU was signed by Prof. Somadoda Fikeni, Chairperson of the Public Service Commission of South Africa, and
Mr Wu Wei Neng, Chief Executive Officer, Chandler Institute of Governance and Dean, Chandler Academy of Governance
SINGAPORE, 3 April 2024 — The South African Public Service Commission (PSC) and Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) have formalised a partnership between two organisations with common interests in public sector institution building and capability development, through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 3 April 2024.

The MOU serves as a cornerstone for both entities to collaborate on programmes and projects to improve government performance and to facilitate the mutual exchange of knowledge and expertise in governance and public administration.
“The signing of a partnership agreement between the Public Service Commission of South Africa and the Chandler Institute of Governance marks an important development in our programme of professionalising the public service and in building a capable, ethical and developmental state. The Chandler Institute of Governance is a globally known organisation in the area of good governance and we will benefit from their training programmes, technical assistance and policy advice. We look forward to working with the Chandler Institute.”
Prof. Somadoda Fikeni,
Chairperson of the Public Service Commission of South Africa
“The PSC is the custodian of good governance and a champion of public administration excellence in South Africa. We are pleased to be a trusted partner to begin substantive work alongside the PSC in its mandate to support the professionalisation of the
public service.”
Mr Wu Wei Neng
Chief Executive Officer of Chandler Institute of Governance, and
Dean of the Chandler Academy of Governance
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About the Public Service Commission (PSC) of South Africa

The Public Service Commission is a constitutional institution that is established in terms of section 196 of the South African Constitution, 1996 read with the Public Service Commission Act, 1997 (Act No. 46 of 1997).

The PSC is mandated by law to investigate, monitor and evaluate performance of the public service administration. This entails making proposals and disseminating information to achieve efficiency.

To this end, the PSC undertakes research and conducts seminars to disseminate information and ensure a wider understanding of what stakeholders are meant to achieve.

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:

Humphrey RAMAFOKO (Mr)
Director, Communication
Public Service Commission of South Africa
SIN Xin Ping (Ms)
Head, Programmes
Chandler Institute of Governance