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The Office of the Premier​

The Office of the Premier derives its mandate primarily from the Constitution, the Public Service Act, the PFMA, policy directives and the overall mandate of government.
The 5th administration of the Gauteng Province takes office with a good sense of what has been achieved over the past 20 years of democracy. However, it is appreciated that there are things that government must implement to rapidly and radically transform Gauteng. 
In this regard, the political imperatives and policy priorities of the Gauteng Provincial Government for 2014 – 2019 were adopted at the Extended Exco Lekgotla in June 2014 and were publicly communicated by the Premier during the State of the Province Address delivered on 27 June 2014.
The State of the Province Address outlined the programme of radical socio-economic transformation for the next five to fifteen years (over the NDP horizon unto 2030) under 3 key themes and 10 pillars, as follows:
No.
Component
No.
Pillar
1.
Transformation
1.
Radical economic transformation
2.
Decisive spatial transformation
3.
Accelerated social transformation
4.
Transformation of state and governance
2.
Modernisation
5.
Modernisation of the public service
6.
Modernisation of the economy
7.
Modernisation of human settlements and urban development
8.
Modernisation of public transport infrastructure
3.
Re-Industrialisation
9.
Reindustrialisation of Gauteng province
10.
Taking the lead in Africa’s new industrial revolution
Mainstreamed across above 10 pillars are issues of Gender, Youth, Elderly, Military Veterans and People with Disabilities.

In support of the GPG priorities outlined above, the Office of the Premier must be positioned and capacitated to ensure:
  1. The provision of leadership to the entire government and society;
  2. Overseeing the effective functioning of the entire provincial administration and fast-tracking delivery of policy priorities of this term of office and implement the NDP, Vision 2030;
  3. Long term planning, policy coordination, monitoring and evaluation of government performance on priorities;
  4. Communication and interface with communities and key sectors of society;
  5. Provision of strategic and administrative support to the Premier and Cabinet in fulfilling the mandate, constitutional and legal obligations and realising the policy priorities and political imperatives of the fifth administration;
  6. Mainstreaming; Gender; Youth, Disability and the elderly in our programmes.