Government and public sector

Our aim is to help you secure the services you require by assessing your current situation and identifying and addressing your future needs.

How we can help

Improving the business of government and the public sector across South Africa.

Located throughout the country, our South African Government and Public Sector practice provides independent and objective advice to clients across the broad public sector at the municipal, provincial and national government levels, including respective state-owned entities.

Our purpose is building trust in society by solving complex problems.

We are working with government and other public sector organisations to meet the challenges they face and keep their organisations relevant and effective by providing a comprehensive range of advisory, tax and financial assurance services.

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Our solution

We also offer specific solutions to many of the most challenging issues for government and the public services including:

  • Responding to taxpayer and consumer pressure for greater efficiency, economy and effectiveness in service delivery and improved performance while meeting the demands of an ever-growing population with increasing expectations and demands for broader service;
  • Developing and managing the increasing fiscal pressures and the expanding risk profiles of government and public sector organisations while demonstrating fiscally responsible management of public resources;
  • Responding to democratic pressure for more timely and relevant information, greater transparency, disclosure and accountability while continuing to provide privacy and security protection of individuals and organisations being served;
  • Understanding and implementing new government and public sector accounting and financial management guidelines, policies and practices while continuing to deal with the complex reporting environments found in this sector;
  • Managing and making large-scale investments in infrastructure and operations while demonstrating, tracking and reporting publicly on the value-for-money proposition inherent in the projects;
  • Gaining maximum value from investments in information technology through planning, sourcing, implementation support and operations; bringing best practices and discipline to IT while simultaneously improving service levels and maintaining reliable continuity of operations;
  • Attracting investment for new initiatives, such as business process outsourcing, and PPP projects while demonstrating comparative advantages in the context of the requirements of a level playing field of competition;
  • Transforming and reforming troubled organisations and individual operational units that are facing uncertainty and change that has led to underperformance, while meeting the need to maintain continuity of service as alternate recovery plans are put in place; and
  • Dealing with the serious capacity constraints at the justice, social development and health clusters and local government arising from a shortage of properly qualified managers, professional and technical personnel.

Contact a government and public services professional in your area to discuss your organisation's unique concerns and challenges.


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Shirley Machaba

Shirley Machaba

Regional Senior Partner | PwC South Africa CEO, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 5851

Philani Maphanga

Philani Maphanga

Partner, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 31 271 2252

Raj Dhanlall

Raj Dhanlall

Partner | Enterprise and Supplier Development Programme Leader, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 4424

Sikhumbuzo Ngcobo

Sikhumbuzo Ngcobo

Partner | Government and Public Sector Leader, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 79 046 2518