The newly established Centre for Public Enterprises (CPE) in the Graduate School of Public and Development Management recently hosted the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises in order to
broker a partnership and explore a long working relationship which is set to build capacity for improved oversight and governance within the committee. This is in line with the centre’s vision to seamlessly integrate functional expertise in public enterprises with deep industry knowledge, while keeping abreast of development goals on a global scale.
Thabo Mokwena, CPE Director said, “The relationship between the portfolio committee and the CPE is significant in ensuring service delivery in South Africa Those who are in charge of managing strategy in public enterprises and parliament must be empowered with skills and enlightened to global practice which will enable them to make informed decisions.”
The details of the meeting included proposals of a training certificate for members of parliament and an invitation for the CPE to be involved in the committee’s strategic planning sessions for the year ahead.
“We look to replicate the success of this relationship with other stakeholders in building expert knowledge and research on public enterprises,” Mokwena concluded.