The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) is stepping in to help the Eastern Cape Provincial Government (ECPG) with the development of a plan for its ICT framework.
This follows a Daily Dispatch report, which stated the ECPG had to withdraw its ICT plan after discovering the strategy document was plagiarised from an international document.
The ECPG reportedly confirmed that the only parts that weren’t a direct copy of another document were the projects and location. The document has subsequently been withdrawn from government structures and institutions, according to a provincial spokesperson.
Yoliswa Makhasi, director-general at the DPSA, said as the custodian of the government ICT policy and strategy in the public service, the department wants to create an environment for the positioning of ICT as a strategic tool for public administration, including ICT governance in the public service.
“In 2017, Cabinet approved the National e-Government Strategy, which looks at various aspects regarding the use of ICT to improve internal operations in the public service, as well as delivery of services to the public.
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