In 2001 the Pan African Conference of Ministers, declared 23 June as Africa Public Service Day (APSD). However, this year the 23rd of June fell on Sunday. The week that started on Monday June 24th saw public servants throughout South Africa embark on that special week.
Since its launch, the Public Service Week (PSW) brings public servants together to commemorate the value and virtue of service delivery improvement to the communities they serve. The aim of celebrating APSD is to recognise and set standards that would restore prestige and dignity to the public service and raise performance levels and competence in government.
On Thursday, 27 June 2013, two of SANSA’s directorates, Space Operations and Earth Observation welcomed dignitaries from Department of Science and Technology (DST) as well as 40 learners from three schools at the SANSA offices in Haartbeeshoek.