Total Cost for Consultants that the Department of Foreign Affairs used during the Financial Years for 2005-2006, 2006-2007 and 2007-2008

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO: 1689

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 29 OF 26 SEPTEMBER 2008

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, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 financial years,

    (b) what are the names of the consultants used;


    (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;
  1. whether any former employees of her department have been employed as consultants in the abovementioned financial years; if so,

      (a) why and

      (b) why did each such person leave her department??

REPLY:

1. (a) What was the total cost to the State of consultants used by her department in the (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 financial years,

                  Total cost of consultants for

                  (i) 2005/2006: R 1 095 956.00
                  (ii) 2006/2007: R 6 977 976.18
                  (iii) 2007/2008: R 4 258 756.37
     
    (b) what are the names of the consultants used;
          As per attached schedule

    (c) for what purpose were they used and
          As per attached schedule
       
    (d) what was the reason for preferring to use consultants instead of hiring persons with the necessary skills;

Reason for preferring to use consultants in stead of hiring persons with the necessary skills relating to the services mentioned above is due to the fact that the consultancy services required is not the core business of DFA

2. whether any former employees of her department have been employed as consultants in the abovementioned financial years;

No consultants appointed indicated that they were formerly employed by DFA

Utilisation of Consultants 2005/2006

CONSULTANT

SERVICE

COST

Mayikana Consulting

Employment Equity analysis

R 840 140.00

I - Cap Business Intelligence

Culture & Climate Survey

R 255 816.00

Total

 

R 1 095 956.00

Utilisation of Consultants 2006/2007

CONSULTANT

PURPOSE

COST

Mayikana Consulting

Employment Equity analysis

R 410 400.00

Lisho Events Management

Investigative Techniques in average Identity and document fraud maximising Information security 

R 27 325.80

C JELE

Interpretation services for Joint Bilateral Commission

Five (5) Interpreters for French / English simultaneous translation and plenary and breakaways groups during the session

R 65 300.00

21st Century Pay Solution

Appointment of Foreign Service Compensation Consultants          (DFA15-05/06)

R 513 000.00

New Dawn Technologies

Develop specialised soft ware on consular service

R 554 952.00

Ngubane & Associates

Movable asset register - Hardcat

R 505 292.00

Kwinani Association

Internal Audit

R 465 000.00

Price Waterhouse Coopers

Internal Audit

R 195 743.00

Wolke Waltrus & Mkhize

Internal Audit

R 339 600.00

Manase & Associates

Conduct internal audit

R 474 662.00

SPP Project Solutions

Transaction Advisor for new Head Office Building

R 3 106 548.65

Tswelopele Environment

Environmental Advisor for new Head Office Building

R 320 152.73

TOTAL

R 6 977,976.18

Utilisation of Consultants 2007/2008

CONSULTANT

PURPOSE

COST

South African Quality Institute

Development of Training manuals

R 199 500.00

Tony Manning

 Facilitation & Development of Human Capital Management Strategy

R 180 120.00

TLN Human Performance

Review the qualifications of the Foreign Service Institute

R 125 799.00

Experiental Technologies

Development of a Customised Business Simulation

R 1 083 456.00

PAX Africa

Research service

R 1 230 323.00

ICAS

Conduct HIV Aids Survey

R 70 566.69

Education Training and Counselling

Medical Assessment 

R 25 705.68

Health In Site

Health consultants

R 91 341.00

Leap @ Life

Health consultants

R 5 700.00

Ngubane & Associates

Enhancement of Asset Management function

R 1 245 945.00

Total

R 4 258 756.37

 

 



 

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