Speaker: Minister Collins Chabane
Sustainable Innovations – Technical Cooperation and Partnerships as New Forms of Governance. Dr Carsten Mann, Head, Innovation in Governance Research Group, Centre for Technology & Society, Berlin
The need for government to ramp up its service delivery capacity to urgently meet the basic needs of citizens can never be over-emphasised. In line with its key developmental agenda, Government has identified some key apex priorities which are at the core of its service delivery approach to uplift the lives of citizens. These include Education, Health, Social Development as well as job creation and poverty alleviation.
This sub-theme explored effective strategies that maximise the impact of innovation in helping government institutions to deliver on government’s priorities. The sub-theme provided a basis for some robust discussions where a panel of experts will broadly examine the state of service delivery in government and furthermore contribute some invaluable inputs on how government can benefit from innovation.
Speaker: Ms Thuli Radebe, CEO, CPSI
Showcasing Creativity and Innovation in Service Delivery
Contrary to popular belief, the public sector is awash with commendable best-practices and excellent projects that exude innovation. This sub-theme highlighted innovative interventions from various government institutions which have resulted in marked improvements in the delivery of particular services.
The Annual Public Sector Innovation Conference serves as a platform to showcase innovative projects around the country which if replicated, can uplift the lives of citizens.
Innovative Government Policy Implementation: The Case of the Mpumalanga Comprehensive Rural Development Programme Mr. Maanda Dagada, Director: CRDP, Mpumalanga
Championing e-Innovation for Service Delivery in the Western Cape Mr. Fidel Mbhele, Director, Policy and Strategy, Department of the Premier, Western Cape
Using e-Health to Enhance Access: KZN Tele-Radiology Dr Rajeev Eashwari, Manger: e-Health Department of Health Kwa-Zulu Natal
e-Procurement for Efficiency: The Case of IEC Mr. Libisi Maphanga, Chief Information Officer, Independent Electoral Commission
Infusing Innovation: The Case of Eastern Cape Mr. Zuko Mbele, Director: Innovation and Knowledge Management, Office of the Premier, Eastern Cape
ICT Structures and Systems for Innovation Mr Sello Mashao Rasethaba, Executive Director at Xpanse Investments