Ministerial Special Advisors appointed for the Ministers and the Deputy Ministers within the Department of International Relations and Cooperation

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QUESTION NO: 1180 (NW1418E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 12-2014 OF 29 AUGUST 2014

MR S MOKGALAPA (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION:

(1) Whether (a) she and (b) the Deputy Ministers has each employed a ministerial special advisor; if so,

(2) (a) what is the name of the special advisor, (b) when was the advisor appointed, (c) what are the duties of the advisor, (d) at what post level was the appointment made, (e) what is the salary level of the advisor, (f) what is the duration of the employment contract entered into with the advisor and (f) why was it necessary to appoint this advisor? NW1418E

REPLY:

(1) (a) Yes
     (b) No

(2) (a) (i) Prof. E.D. Maloka
      .... (ii) Prof. D.D. Tladi

  (b) (i) 01 July 201
.......(ii) 22 August 2014

(c) The Public Service Act, 1994 (as amended), Section 12A (1) provides that Special Advisers may be appointed:

(a) to advise the executive authority on the exercise or performance of the executive authority's powers and duties;

(b) to advise the executive authority on the development of policy that will promote the relevant department's objectives; or

(c) to perform such other tasks as may be appropriate in respect of the exercise or performance of the executive authority's powers and duties.

(d) (i) Special Adviser IV (full time)
     (ii) Special Adviser II (part time)

(e) (i) Level 16.
     (ii) Level 14.

(f) Both Special Advisers are appointed for a fixed term running concurrent with the term of office of the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation.

(f) The Special Advisers are appointed to assist the Minister in performing her duties as outlined in (c) above.

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