Specific interventions or systems implemented to identify and reduce red tape in the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and entities reporting to the department.
FOR WRITTEN REPLY
QUESTION NO: 3066 (NW3607E)
PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 32-2015 OF 21 AUGUST 2015
(MR M H REDELINGHUYS (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION:
- How does her department define red tape and b) what (i) specific interventions/or (ii) systems have been implemented to (aa) identify and (bb) reduce red tape in (aaa) her department and (bbb) the entities reporting to her?
- Red tape in the department of international relations and cooperation is seen as an obstructive bureaucratic routine or procedure that unduly hinders an official action.
- Specific interventions to reduce red tape in the department are to emphasise the application of SMART principles (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound) in the execution of its duties, roles and responsibilities.