Hours per month spent by Deputy Minister Marius Fransman on departmental work in the 2012/13 Financial Year



Ms D A Schaefer to ask Minister of International Relations and Co operation

  1. How many hours per month in the 2012/13 financial year has her Deputy Minister, Mr Marius Fransman spent on departmental work

  2. What (a) is the staff compliment of the specified deputy minister’s office and (b) are there job descriptions respectively? 


1. The Deputy Minister is appointed by the President and is on duty 24 hours a day.

In this regard for the period 2012/13 Deputy Minister Fransman fulfilled and executed all his Ministerial and departmental responsibilities as delegated by me as well as fully supporting me in the execution of the Ministerial responsibilities.  The Annual Performance Report for the year 12/13 highlights our department’s successful performance i.e. broadly achieving all our performance outputs and Deputy Minister fully supported me in achieving these outputs, outcomes and objectives. Some of the key areas include having taken responsibility for incoming and outgoing visits in respect of Africa and Europe as delegated to him. He played an instrumental role in supporting the President as the SADC Chair of Troika MCO for Madagascar. Secondly support to the successful BRICS summit amongst other things as well as being deployed as the South African special envoy to Madagascar and special envoy to assist with the release of Professor Karabus. DM Fransman has also assisted me in driving economic diplomacy in order to unlock economic opportunities for broad based black business in particular.  Our international relations delivery speaks for itself.

2. The current staff compliment is 5 with 3 funded vacancies and in line with the Ministerial Handbook and approved organogram.

This includes: Head of Office – The job description is as prescribed for a head of office of a deputy minister – the overall management of the office

Private Secretary – The job description is the standard JD as prescribed for a private secretary to a deputy minister –including managing the Deputies Ministers Diary and private Office

Administration/ corporate services Manager – manage all demand and supply chain issues amongst others 

Administration officer / PA to the Head of office- the JD is a JD as approved for secretaries of Directors

Driver / Messenger – the JD is as approved for state driver and messenger.

The vacancies include Cabinet and Parliamentary Officer

Communications and media liaison

Registry Clerk





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