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Justice family welcomes the new DDG: Corporate Services

DDGThe Department of Justice and Constitutional Development welcomes the new Deputy Director-General: Corporate Services, Mr Romeo Adams. He assumed his responsibilities on 01 August 2013 after the position was vacant for some time.

Mr Adams brings with him a wealth of experience in the public service dating back to 1989 at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, where he started working as a male nurse.

In 1995, he developed an interest in administration and that’s when his then supervisor advised him to pursue his studies which resulted in him holding a Master’s Degree in Industrial Psychology today.

“In 2001, I joined the human resources environment as an HR practitioner responsible for recruitment and labour relations,” explained Mr Adams. He gradually moved through the ranks and joined the Department of Economic Development and Tourism in the Western Cape as a senior manager for HR Management and Auxiliary Services in 2003,

Mr Adams worked for other institutions such as the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Limpopo Legislature as well as a tourism public entity in the Western Cape. He was attracted to this department mainly by the services offered as he is a person who is passionate about community involvement. “I have always had a passion for delivering for the benefit of the community. I’m quite involved in community activities in the Western Cape,” he remarked.

Like everyone else, when Mr Adams started working, he set himself a few goals and timelines for those goals. “I am happy to say that to date, I have been able to achieve some of those goals I had aspired to in my career. My view is not to leave my employer too earl, my stay has to make an impact in the organisation where I am employed, to leave a legacy so that people can feel that they are better off after Mr Adams has left than before he joined the organisation,” he explained.

His duties involve overseeing sub-branches such as Human Resources, Public Education and Communication (PEC) and the Office of the Deputy Chief Information Officer.

He had a very brief message to convey to the entire justice family which should be an inspiration to everyone. “Whenever we come to work, when we are at work and when we leave work, we must always remember the reason why we are here. We are here to earn our salaries, because in us earning our salary, we improve the lives of those people who use our services,” Mr Adams concluded.

Mr Adams has just been blessed with a baby recently. He enjoys spending time with his family. He is involved in sporting activities in the Western Cape as a referee for the Western Province Rugby and also does school rugby matches. “My wife goes with me to these matches,” he said. He goes to church every Sunday and enjoys gospel music a lot mostly healing songs.

By Benson Ntlatleng