May 1, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Lectures,Notices,Uncategorized



THROUGH THE LENS OF
LIFE ESIDIMENI

What leads to inefficiency in the Public Sector and what can the Ramaphosa administration do? Life Esidimeni as a case study.

 

Transforming the ‘state’ should not be limited to a focus on the executive as a key site of decision-making power. It must also encompass the public service – the bureaucracy that interfaces with the public and gives meaning to the notion of a responsive state as it assists, at an operational level, to deliver services to the most vulnerable sectors of society.

Using the case of Life Esidimeni as a study, the  discussion will focus on identifying the shortcomings in governance at provincial level (i.e. what enabled this to happen) and identify measures that should be taken to prevent a tragedy such as this from happening again — including not only internal institutional reforms but also what civil society can do to prevent this.

“The Life Esidimeni tragedy exposed deep institutional problems within Gauteng public health system. Serious governance failures compromised the quality of care of millions of people who depend on government  …  especially the poor and most vulnerable.”           
—Gauteng Premier David Makhura

Keynote Speaker: Mark Heywood
Executive Director, SECTION27

Date:    08 May 2018
Venue:  Wits University, Humanities Graduate Centre, South Engineering Building
Time:      17H30

RSVP: baaitsen@pari.org.za
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