Total Cost to the State of Consultants used by the Department of Foreign Affairs 2005-06 and 2006-07 Financial Years

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO: 1259.NW1745E

MR AJ LEON (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

1. (a) What was the total cost to the State of consultants used by her department in the (i) 2005-06 and (ii) 2006-07 financial years, (b) what are their names, (c) for what purpose were they used and (d) what was the reason for preferring to use consultants instead of hiring persons with the necessary skills?

REPLY TO QUESTION 1(a)

(i) For the financial year 2005/06 the total costs incurred on utilisation of consultants amounted to R1,095,956

(ii) For the financial year 2006/07 the total cost incurred on utilisation of consultants amounted to R6, 977,976.18

REPLY TO QUESTION 1(b)(c)(d)

NAMES PURPOSE REASONS
2005/06:
Mayikana Consulting Employment Equity Analysis and Culture and Climate Survey The services were a once off assignment that requires specialised skills and it was not practical to employ persons on an ongoing bases.
Cop Business intelligent Employment Equity Analysis and Culture and Climate Survey The services were a once off assignment that requires specialised skills and it was not practical to employ persons on an ongoing bases.
2006/07
Mayikana Consulting Employment Equity Analysis and Culture and Climate Survey The services were a once off assignment that requires specialised skills and it was not practical to employ persons on an ongoing bases
Lisho Events Management Investigative Techniques in average identity and document fraud maximising information security. The services were a once off assignment that requires specialised skills and it was not practical to employ persons on an ongoing bases

C Jelle

Interpretation services for Joint Bilateral Commission

The services were a once off assignment that requires specialised skills and it was not practical to employ persons on an ongoing bases

21 st Century

Investigate and recommend the implementation of a new Foreign Service dispensation.

The services were a once off assignment that requires specialised skills and it was not practical to employ persons on an ongoing bases.

Manase and Associates

Assisted in conducting internal audits and undertaking skills and capacity building.

A Departmental Internal Audit Unit is in place and staffed, however, consultants are utilised to enhance capacity and undertake skills transfer and assist in the performance of specific audits.

New Dawn Technologies

To assist the Department in developing a Business Process System.

The services were a once off assignment that requires specialised skills and it was not practical to employ persons on an ongoing bases.

Ngubane & Associates

To assist the Department in developing of a fixed asset register.

Ngubane and Associates is the only accredited firm for HARDCAT Australia LTD. The Department utilised Hardcat for its Fixed Asset Register. The service of Ngubane and Associates was critical in the development of the Fixed Asset Register, as prescribed in the Treasury Regulations.

Kwinana and Associates

Assisted the Department with the financial processes in attending to long outstanding transactions.

The services were a once off assignment that required specialised skills and it was not practical to employ persons on ongoing bases for the specific assignment. However the Department is in the process of fully capacitating the Finance Unit.

Price Water Coopers

Assisted the Department in conducting a specific forensic assignment and undertake skills transfer

The Department has established a Forensic Audit Unit, however from time to time specific assignments are conducted that requires specialised skills which are then procured outside of the Department. It was impractical and uneconomical to hire persons with such skills on a permanent basis.

Wolke Waltrus & Mkhize

Assisted in Forensic Audit in conducting a specific Forensic Audits assignment and skills transfer.

 

Department has established a Forensic Audit Unit, however from time to time specific assignments are conducted that requires specialised skills which are then procured outside of the department . It was impractical and uneconomical to hire persons with such skills on a permanent.

SPP Project Solutions

Transaction advisers for Head Office Public Private Partnership project

 

Experts in public private partnerships and project financing needed to advise the Department from feasibility to financial close

Once off service that required specialist skills not available in the Department

Tswelopele Environmental

Independent Environmental Consultants to manage the environmental impact assessment process for the Department’s new Head Office project in terms of the Environmental Conservation Act, 1989

Act prescribes that environmental practitioners be used to prepare technical reports relating to the fauna & flora, socio economic impacts, traffic impacts etc of the development on the land. The service was a once off engagement requiring specialist skills

 

 

 


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