The Senior Management of the Department of Community Safety and Transport Management converged in Mmabatho, Mahikeng for the
Departmental Lekgotla. The Lekgotla aims to review Annual Performance Plan and come up with strategic plans for 2024/2025 financial year.The Lekgotla is attended by other stakeholders that include Office of the Premier, Municipalities, Public Service Commission, Statistics South Africa, South African Police Service and Road Traffic Management Corporation.

In opening the Lekgotla and setting the tone, the Head of the Department, Dr Hans Kekana said public service comes not only with pressure but also with an opportunity to change life of the citizens given the history of our nation. He said public
service requires people who are dedicated and passionate about their key responsibilities who “put the interest of the public way above our individual aspirations”. Dr Kekana said public service could improve if everyone does as guided by their contract of service. “What makes
institutions and organization fail, is not that plans are inadequate.

It is often nanoscopic, barely perceptible, trivial and trifling behaviour which if left unattended impedes and hinder organisation plans. We must work towards achieving clean audit and with determination we shall do so”, said Dr Kekana. What some may consider slight oversight like slackening on time management may be an affront in big institutions like our Department and we cannot afford to slacken”, said Dr Kekana. The Lekgotla continues tomorrow when
resolutions will be adopted.