Status on the Disclosure of the Business and Financial Interests of Officials in Senior Management of the Department of Foreign Affairs

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

QUESTION NO: 733

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 19 OF 23 JUNE 2006

MR LB LABUSCHAGNE (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

Whether all officials in her department in senior management, including those contracted to her department, disclosed their business and financial interests, if not; (a) why not, (b) how many officials (I) have done so and (ii) have not done so and (c) what steps is she taking to rectify the matter?
N906E

REPLY:

Period: 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2005


All Senior Managers in the Department of Foreign Affairs have submitted the prescribed disclosure of financial interest forms.

Period: 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006

No. Not all Senior Managers have submitted their financial disclosure forms.

(a) why not

The reasons are not known.

(b) how many officials:


(i) have done so


As at 10 August 2006, hundred and eighty four (184) Senior Managers have completed the prescribed form and the forms have been submitted to the Minister for signature. Seven (7) forms were received but were returned for completion of certain parts.

(ii) have not done so, and


Thirty three (33) Senior Managers as at 10 August 2006.

(c) what steps is she taking to rectify the matter?

Individual Senior Managers were requested in writing to submit the prescribed form by 30 June 2006. Where Senior Managers did not comply, the matter will be addressed by the Head of the Department. The names of the relevant employees have already been forwarded to the Directorate: Labour Relations warning the concerned employees of the consequences and instructing them to disclose their financial interests




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