Cape Town official’s hard work pays off
The officials at the Cape Town Master of the High Court: had more than one reason to celebrate, on 5 September 2014, during the office’s “Thank You” event which was in conjunction with Casual Day.
The event was an expression of appreciation to officials who worked hard and went an extra mile in speeding up the backlog accumulated during the process of relocating to the new Dr Dullah Omar Building which was officially opened in September last year.
Chief Master, Mr Lester Basson expressed that he found it befitting to host the ceremony in September as it is Public Service Month. “ We are not only here to thank those who contributed in catching up with the case backlog, but most importantly, to thank the Cape Town Master’s office staff in embracing the people they serve,” he remarked.
In his key note address, Mr Romeo Adams, Deputy Director-General: Corporate Services stated that the Cape Town Master’s Office has maintained the department and government’s corporate identity statement of “ We belong, we care, we serve”.
Mr Adams commended officials for their commitment and hard work during the difficult times when the office was received negative publicity in the media. He further encouraged officials to sustain the good work, “The big challenge now is how do we sustain it going forward – we need to ensure that we do not regress but we progress,” he said.
He also acknowledged their support forCasual Day by buying stickers and t-shirts and reminded staff not to focus on numerical targets only, but “make the working environment comfortable and user-friendly for employees with disabilities as well,” he said.
Ms Rosemary Thompson, a Senior Registry Clerk at the Cape Town Master’s Office said it was a good gesture to host the ceremony as it made her feel appreciated. “Other staff members will be motivated to take their work seriously and put the people who visit our office first,” she said.
Another official Ms Asweta Syster, a Chief Administration Clerk in the same office said that the event will instil positivity in officials and make them have the desire to serve the public with diligence and dignity.
Certificates were awarded to the different teams within the office and individuals who stood out in various areas. The Cape Town Master’s office choir entertained the attendees at the event.
By Mosima Mashao
Published: 09 Sep 2014