National School of Government (NSG)

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X759, Pretoria, 0001
Physical ZK Matthews Building, 70 Meintjies Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria
Tel 012 441 6000 / 086 100 8326
Fax 012 441 6030


The mission of the National School of Government (NSG) is to be responsible for learning and development programmes in a uniform public service with the objective of developing a professional, responsive and capable public sector, driven by the imperative of a developmental state. A culture and ethos of service will be imbued throughout the public service, meeting the expectations of stakeholders and communities, based on policy commitments of government.

The Department’s priority goals are: a well-resourced high performing learning centre of excellence to ensure that the NSG is a well-resourced and high performing learning centre of excellence; improved learning and development opportunities influenced by impactful research, strategic diagnosis and monitoring and evaluation, with the goal of improving the learning and development opportunities offered by the NSG, responding to the pragmatic challenges being experienced in the public service; learning and development tools, a quality-driven curriculum, programmes and services responding to public service needs and training and development, to ensure that the curriculum, programmes and services of the NSG are relevant and adequate to achieve the objectives of the business strategy, and in responding to public service needs and those of its employees; integrated and collaborative network of training and development institutions and practitioners providing the public service with affordable access to quality training and development opportunities through face-to-face and online learning (eLearning, open learning and communities of practice) – this is envisaged to be achieved through an integrated and collaborative network of training and development institutions and practitioners, including independent individual contractors, onboard trainers, higher education institutions, and private entities.

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