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Dates of existence
In 1970, the Government passed legislation abolishing the Public Service Commission and establishing the Public Service Board (Public Service Act Amendment Act No. 81 of 1970).
The first Public Service Board was appointed on the 2 February 1971. The 1904 Public Service Act (No. 41 of 1904) was repealed by the 1978 Public Service Act (No. 86 of 1978) which became effective from the 16 May 1979.
The aim of the Public Service Board was to ensure the efficient operation of the Public Service and to advise the government on matters affecting the Service.
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Abolition: Public Service Act - Amendment Act 1970 (No. 81 of 1970) -, abolishes Public Service Commission establishes Public, Service Board; etc