Status on the Heads of Mission Posts regarding the career Diplomats and
No-Career Contacts Appointments for the Financial Years of 2004-2005 and 2005-2006

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO: 18
a
PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 1 OF 9 FEBRUARY 2007

Mr L B Labuschagne (DA) to ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs:
(a) how many Heads of Missions posts are occupied by (i) career diplomats and (ii) non-career contract appointments;
(b) what was the percentage of career and non-career Heads of Missions for the (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05 and (iii) 2005-06 financial years and;
(c) (i) which Heads of Missions posts were filled by (aa) career diplomats and (bb) contract appointments as at 1 November 2006 and (ii) what was the ethic/gender composition thereof in each case? N23E

REPLY:

(a) The Heads of Mission posts are occupied as follows:
(i) Career Diplomats: 44
(ii) Non-career contract appointments: 64


(b) The table below provides the percentages of career and non-career Heads of Missions for the (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05 and (iii) 2005-06 financial years.


YEAR - END MARCH CAREER % NON-CAREER % TOTAL
(i) 2003/04 46 55% 37 45% 83
(ii) 2004/05 41 44% 53 56% 94
(iii) 2005/06 41 41% 58 59% 99

(c) (i) (aa) As at 1 November 2006, 44 Heads of Mission posts were filled by career diplomats as
indicated in the table below.

ADDIS ABABA KIEV KAMPALA

ANTANANARIVO KINSHASA KUALA LUMPUR

BAMAKO KUWAIT CITY NAIROBI

BEIJING LIMA NEW DELHI

BRUSSELS MANILA PORT LOUIS

BUDAPEST MEXICO CITY JEDDAH

BUENOS AIRES NEW YORK (UN) LOS ANGELES

BUJUMBURA OSLO TORONTO

CAIRO PARIS MONTEVIDEO

CARACAS RIYADH SOFIA

CONAKRY ROME TRINIDAD

COEPNHAGEN SANTIAGO ACCRA

GENEVA TRIPOLI HARARE

JAKARTA TUNIS MADRID

KHARTOUM VIENNA


(bb) As at 1 November 2006, 64 Heads of Mission posts were filled by non-career diplomats as
indicated in the table below.

ABIDJAN DUBLIN TEL AVIV

MBABANE TEHERAN ABUDHABI

HANOI THE HAGUE OTTAWA

MASERU ALGIERS HAVANA

TOKYO SINGAPORE ALMATY

HELSINKI WARSAW WINDHOEK

AMMAN KIGALI WASHINGTON

CHICAGO ANKARA LIBREVILLE

YAOUNDE DUBAI ASMARA

LISBON ABUJA HONG KONG

ATHENS LUANDA CANBERRA

MILAN BANGKOK DAR ES SALAAM

MUMBAY BERLIN MALABO

GABORONE MUNICH BERNE

MOSCOW ISLAMABAD NEW YORK (CG)

BRASILIA MUSCAT KINGSTON

SAO PAULO BRAZAVILLE PRAGUE

LILONGWE SHANGHAI DAKAR

RAMALLAH LONDON MORONI

DAMASCUS SEOUL LUSAKA

TAIPEI DOHA STOCKHOLM

MAPUTO



(ii) Ethnic/ gender composition for career and non-career diplomats for 2003/2004

CAREER CONTRACT APPOINTMENTS
AFRICAN WHITE COLOURED ASIAN AFRICAN WHITE COLOURED ASIAN
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
28 3 9 2 0 1 3 0 23 7 1 1 1 1 3 0
TOTAL 31 11 1 3 30 2 2 3
OVERALL TOTAL 46 37

Ethnic/ gender composition for career and non-career diplomats for 2004/2005

CAREER CONTRACT APPOINTMENTS
AFRICAN WHITE COLOURED ASIAN AFRICAN WHITE COLOURED ASIAN
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
24 6 6 1 0 1 3 0 28 12 2 2 3 1 5 0
TOTAL 30 7 1 3 40 4 4 5
OVERALL TOTAL 41 53

Ethnic/ gender composition for career and non-career diplomats for 2005/2006

CAREER CONTRACT APPOINTMENTS
AFRICAN WHITE COLOURED ASIAN AFRICAN WHITE COLOURED ASIAN
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
21 6 10 0 0 1 3 0 29 18 3 1 3 1 4 0
TOTAL 27 10 1 3 47 4 4 4
OVERALL TOTAL 41 58


Ethnic/ gender composition for career and non-career diplomats as at 1 November 2006.

CAREER CONTRACT APPOINTMENTS
AFRICAN WHITE COLOURED ASIAN AFRICAN WHITE COLOURED ASIAN
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
22 7 9 0 0 1 5 0 30 23 2 1 3 1 4 0
TOTAL 29 9 1 5 53 3 4 4
OVERALL TOTAL 44 64


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