Bonuses paid to Senior Officials in December 2012 by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to entities where Performance Agreements were signed with the officials and regular Performance Assessments were conducted

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

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QUESTION NO: 113 (NW119E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 1-2013 OF 14 FEBRUARY 2013

MR JRB LORIMER (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION:

  1. Whether (a) her department and (b) any entities reporting to her paid any bonuses to senior officials in December 2012; if so, in each specified case, (i) to whom and (ii) what amount was paid;

  2. whether the specified bonuses were performance based; if not, what is the justification for each bonus; if so, in each case, from which budget were the performance bonuses paid;

  3. whether, in each case, (a) a performance agreement was signed with the official and (b) regular performance assessments were conducted; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

REPLY:

1. Yes, performance based bonuses were paid to the following senior managers as illustrated in the table below:

NAME RANK

AMOUNT

CATEGORY
1. Amb G.S. Kudjoe DDG: Africa Bilateral

R54 366.60

COMMENDABLE
2. Mr C. Monyela DDG: Public Diplomacy

R53 563.20

COMMENDABLE
3. Mr A. Moodley DDG: Corporate Services

R55 182.50

COMMENDABLE
4. Amb M.J. Mxakato-Diseko DDG: Americas R108 733.20 OUTSTANDING
5. Amb A. Sooklal DDG: Europe (Mission: Brussels) R58 568.90 COMMENDABLE
TOTAL  

R330 414.40

 

2. Yes, the bonuses paid were performance based. Payment of bonuses is budgeted for annually whereby HR requests 1.5% of the remuneration budget from Finance in order to pay for bonuses.

3. (a) Yes, Performance Agreements were signed by both the employees and the respective supervisors.

(b) Yes, Performance assessments were conducted regularly.

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