Media Release: GRDM celebrates Public Service, Heritage and Tourism months – All in one
In celebration of Heritage Month, the Garden Route District Municipality (GDRDM) Councillors and employees will tomorrow celebrate its significance on the South African (SA) calendar by dressing up in South African colours including any South African attire, SA Sports gear, even local sports gear, national flag colours, to name a few.
The institution will be posting few images of how the staff embraced the celebration leading up to the Heritage Day that will be celebrated on 24 September 2022.
Public Service Month
Did you know? September marks Public Service Month in South Africa. Public Service Month (PSM) is an integrated strategic national event in the calendar of the Department of Public Service and Administration.
September marks Public Service Month (PSM) in our country. The integrated government wide programme will encompass:
- Public Service Month
- Heritage Day
- Tourism Month
- Police – Commemoration Day
The Public Service Month serves as a reminder of what it means to serve communities and to also look at the impact the government has, especially around issues of service delivery. As part of the Public Service Month, public servants are expected to:
Roll up their sleeves and spring-clean their service delivery points;
Visit schools, hospitals, police stations and courts, talk to citizens, mediate the delivery of services and getting things done;
Unblock the bottlenecks and red-tape in the delivery of services;
Ensure the systems and infrastructure are working and use public resources efficiently to the benefit of the citizens; and
Recommit themselves to belong, to care and to serve the people.
Enjoy and let’s recommit to serving our communities.
Tourism Month is celebrated annually in September, and provides a heightened month-long focus on the importance of the sector to the South African economy. It features themed activities that are aligned to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) World Tourism Day celebrations.
This global observance day by The United Nations World Tourism Organisation aims to foster awareness of tourism’s social, cultural, political and economic value and the contribution that the sector can make towards reaching the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The Tourism Sector Recovery Plan encourages South Africans to travel domestically to sustain jobs and boost tourism.
The Department Tourism developed the Tourism Sector Recovery Plan with the tourism sector and it contains a set of interventions to protect and rejuvenate supply, reignite demand and strengthen enabling capability to support the sector’s recovery.
And, did you know that the Garden Route & Klein Karoo is one of the most beautiful, awe-inspiring stretches of land in South Africa, if not the world?
For more information about these sceneries, events and activities that our area has to offer, go to:
Visit/like our Facebook page and view all activities of this month.
Source: South African Government