Names and designations of each of the nine South African representatives abroad representing the country in various international organisations

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QUESTION NO: 2881 (NW3354E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 28-2015 OF 07 AUGUST 2015

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

1. What are the (a) names and (b) designations of each of the nine South African representatives abroad representing the country in various international organisations, as indicated on her department’s website;

2. are these representatives remunerated by her department; if not, are they remunerated by the international organisations on which they serve; if so, on what salary level are each of these representatives remunerated;

3. what appointment process did each of these representatives undergo;

4. were the (a) academic qualifications, (b) experience within (i) the foreign service, (ii) her department or (iii) the Public Service considered in the appointment process of each of the specified representatives; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of each appointment? NW3354E

REPLY:

(1) (a)NAMES

(1) (b)DESIGNATIONS

ORGANISATIONS

AMB M Nkosi

Ambassador

Belgium and Luxembourg; and Mission to the European Union

Amb AK Bramdeo

Ambassador

Seconded by African Union to the European Union, Brussels

Mr E Beck

Minister Plenipotentiary

Belgium and Luxembourg; and Mission to the European Union

Amb JNK Mamabolo

Ambassador

SA Permanent Mission in United Nations

Mr EL Mminele

Minister Plenipotentiary

SA Permanent Mission in United Nations

Amb TJ Seokolo

Ambassador

Vienna, Austria and Permanent Mission to the UN & International Organisations

Ms L Greyling

Minister Plenipotentiary

Vienna, Austria and Permanent Mission to the UN & International Organisations

Amb AS Minty

Ambassador

Geneva, Switzerland and Permanent Mission to the UN and other International Organisations

Ms NP Notutela

Minister Plenipotentiary

Geneva, Switzerland and Permanent Mission to the UN and other International Organisations

Amb X Carim

Ambassador

World Trade Organisation

Amb X Mqulwana,

High Commissioner

Nairobi, High Commissioner to Kenya and SA Representative to the UN Habitat

Amb NN Ntshinga

Ambassador

Addis Ababa, Ambassador to Ethiopia and SA Representative to the African Union( AU)

(2) Yes. These Ambassadors and Senior Diplomats serve on concurrent representation at no extra remuneration.

Ambassador Bramdeo is seconded to the African Union as the AU Representative to the EU in Brussels as per request of the former Chairperson of the AU, Mr Jean Ping.

(3) The appointment process undergone by all representatives abroad is done in terms of Section 84 (2) (i) of the Constitution, 1996, which provides: “that the President has the powers entrusted by the Constitution and legislation, appointing ambassadors, plenipotentiaries, and diplomatic and consular representatives”.

(4) No.  The appointment process is effected through the Constitution and does not prescribe academic qualifications and experience.

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