State departments are in urgent need of upgrades to tackle future challenges
Child services reside under separate departments and a multisectoral superministry for children can house cross-sectoral functions
The forward-looking exercise of generating innovative models for a “Government 4.0” structure — and the transformative benefits it promises — falls to Senzo Mchunu, the new public service & administration minister. For this he will have to lean heavily on the brains trust at the presidential commission on the fourth industrial revolution.
What had been expected to be the result of painstaking government design work over many months seems to have unravelled at the last minute, sacrificed at the altar of realpolitik. President Cyril Ramaphosa has to make do with this negotiated government structure as he gets on with the task of righting ship RSA.