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South Africa: President Appoints Dr Somadoda Fikeni As Commissioner of the Public Service Commission

Press Release - President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Dr Somadoda Fikeni for a first, five-year term of office as Commissioner of the Public Service Commission.

27 January 2021 p President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Dr Somadoda Fikeni for a first, five-year term of office as Commissioner of the Public Service Commission.The Public Service Commission derives its mandate from Sections 195 and 196 of the Constitution.The Commission is tasked and empowered to investigate, monitor and evaluate the organisation and administration of the public service.The Commission also has an obligation to promote measures that will ensure effective and efficient performance with the public service and to promote values and principles of public administration, as set out in the Constitution, throughout the public service.

He also studied peace and political studies programme at McMaster University in Canada and obtained his MA in International Politics and Comparative Development at Queens University, also in Canada.He went on to obtain his Doctoral Studies or PhD in Comparative Politics and Public Policy Analysis at Michigan State University in the USA.

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