The aim of the Department of Public Enterprises is to provide effective shareholder management of state owned enterprises that report to the department, and support and promote economic efficiency and competitiveness for a better life for all South Africans.
The state owned enterprises are strategic instruments of industrial policy and core players in the New Growth Path. The department aims to provide decisive strategic direction to the state owned enterprises so that their businesses are aligned with the national growth strategies arising out of the New Growth Path. It will do this by ensuring that their planning and performance, and investments and activities, are in line with Government’s medium term strategic framework and the Minister’s service delivery agreement.
Youth Development Programmes organised by DPE:
The Department participates in this programme and has been able to provide additional training and development that rendered many young people employable. Each intern is offered a twelve month contract that runs concurrent to the financial year.