An employee must, during official duties behave and execute her or his duties in a manner that enhances the reputation of the Department.
An employee must strive to deliver top class quality products and services, seeks innovative ways to solve problems and enhances effectiveness and efficiency within the context of the law.
An employee shall be faithful and honest in the execution of her or his duties and must be committed through timely services towards the development and uplifment of all South Africans.
An employee must be responsible and accountable in dealing with public funds, property and other resources.
An employee must promote transparent administration and recognise the right of access to information excluding information that is specifically protected by law.
Key Departmental Objectives
The key principle underpinning the detailed objectives of the Department as tabulated below is the steering of various systems (heritage, cultural industries, etc.) in the national interest and benchmarked according to international criteria.
The following White Papers and Acts assist the DAC in furthering this goal: