On the 1st of March 2017, the eDeaf team were in attendance at the Gauteng Premier’s Service Excellence Awards. These awards were launched in 2002 as a means of “recognising, encouraging and rewarding service delivery initiatives and efforts by various governmental departments, to further entrench the culture of Batho Pele and to produce best practice as regards outstanding service delivery. The programme culminated every year with the hosting of a gala event at which the Premier acknowledged winning teams and projects from nominated departments”. These awards were then expanded to include participation by line departments and their agencies across the province.
The Gauteng Provincial Government notes that the Gauteng Premier’s Service Excellence Awards are focused on the following principles and objectives:
The key objective of the Gauteng Premier’s Service Excellence Awards is ensuring the recognition of and business, brand or member of the public for their outstanding contribution to the delivery of services to the residents of the Gauteng in the sphere of community development, advancing active citizenry, developing a culture of ownership in resolving challenges facing communities as well as recognising the effort and value added by all involved.
The critical outcomes that the Gauteng Provincial Government lists that the awarding of the Gauteng Premier’s Service Excellence Awards that are needed to be achieved are the following:
The team from eDeaf are incredibly proud to announce that we received a special award for Empowerment by the Gauteng Provincial Government as part of the Gauteng Premier’s Service Excellence Awards. This is a massive achievement to all involved