Performance Agreement of Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane with President Jacob Zuma with regard to the implementation of the Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) 2014-2019

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QUESTION NO: 87 (NW87E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 1-2016 OF 11 FEBRUARY 2016

Mr S M Gana (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation:

Whether she has entered into a performance agreement with the President, Mr Jacob G Zuma, with regard to the implementation of the Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) 2014-2019; if not, why not; if so, (a) which key indicators and targets from the MTSF are reflected in the agreement, (b) how many performance assessments has she undertaken in consultation with the President since the agreement was signed, (c) what progress has been made in meeting the key indicators and targets from the MTSF, (d) what are the key obstacles to implementation and (e) what is the plan to address such obstacles? NW87E

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Yes, I have entered into a Performance Agreement with the President.

(a) The Performance Management Framework for Ministers is the Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) for 2014-2019. The Performance targets and indicators are derived from the 14 Strategic Outcomes of the MTSF which government seeks to achieve.

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation is responsible for reporting on Outcome 11 of the MTSF entitled “Creating a Better South Africa and contributing to a Better and Safer Africa in a Better World.”

The outcomes and targets constitute government’s Programme of Action (POA), against which performance is tracked and reported on a quarterly basis.

The Minister submits annually to Parliament an Annual Performance Plan (APP) and Strategic Plan (for the next 5 years), both are predicated on the National Development Plan (NDP), and are available on the Dirco website.

(b) to (e) Cabinet closely monitors the Implementation of the MTSF 2014-2019 through POA Quarterly Reports. These reports are tabled before an implementation Forum of a Cluster of Ministers collectively responsible for MTSF outcomes, and then submitted to Cabinet, where progress is noted, bottlenecks to implementation are discussed, and recommendations to address bottlenecks are considered and approved.

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