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Title: Presentation to the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations


1
Presentation to the Select Committee on Trade and
International Relations
  • Strategic Plan 2011/14
  • Amb JM Matjila
  • Acting Director-General
  • Cape Town
  • 25 May 2011

2
PRINCIPLES UNDERPINNING SOUTH AFRICAS
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS POLICY
  • A commitment to the promotion of human rights
  • A commitment to the promotion of democracy
  • A commitment to justice and international law in
    the conduct of relations between nations
  • A commitment to international peace and to
    internationally agreed upon mechanisms for the
    resolution of conflicts
  • A commitment to promote the African Agenda in
    world affairs and
  • A commitment to economic development through
    regional and international cooperation in an
    inter-dependent world

3
OVERVIEW OF THE STRATEGIC PRIORITIES OF THE
DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND
COOPERATION FOR THE PERIOD 2010-2013
  • Enhanced African Agenda and Sustainable
    Development
  • Strengthen political and economic integration of
    SADC
  • Strengthen South-South relations
  • Strengthen relations with Strategic Formations of
    the North
  • Participate in the Global System of Governance
  • Strengthen political and economic relations
  • The work of the Department in these priority
    areas is supported by the following activities
  • Organisational Support
  • State Protocol Services
  • Communication
  • Organisational Strengthening

4
Enhanced African Agenda and Sustainable
Development
  • The following areas will receive priority
    attention
  • The political and socio-economic integration of
    Africa will continue to drive the African Agenda
  • The strengthening of the AU and its structures is
    a strategic priority in deepening the continental
    integration process
  • The mainstreaming of gender issues into all
    activities of the AU and particularly in conflict
    mediation, poverty reduction, peacekeeping and
    post conflict reconstruction and development will
    be intensified
  • South Africa will continue with efforts aimed at
    revitalising the New Partnership for Africas
    Development (NEPAD) as a strategy for economic
    development on the African continent, together
    with strengthening the African Peer Review
    Mechanism (APRM) as an instrument towards the
    improvement of governance in Africa

5
Enhanced African Agenda and Sustainable
Development
  • The implementation of NEPAD and APRM at the
    national level is situated within the overall
    South African national development framework and
    strategy
  • A key activity in this regard is the
    strengthening of NEPAD and APRM strategic
    coordination mechanisms in South Africa.
  • The AU Assemblys Decision regarding Heads of
    State and Government Priority Programmes of the
    AU/NEPAD Africa Action Plan 2010-2015 projects
    require that DIRCO focuses on the implementation
    of the Presidents infrastructure project of the
    North-South Corridor, championing road and rail
  • DIRCO will also support the Department of Public
    Service and Administration (DPSA) as the APRM
    focal point in South Africa on the implementation
    of South Africas APRM National Programme of
    Action

6
Enhanced African Agenda and Sustainable
Development
  • The African Diaspora will be actively engaged, in
    particular, in relation to the promotion of the
    African Agenda
  • Internationally, NEPAD and APRM have been
    positioned to form the core of Africas
    South-South and South-North relationships

7
Enhanced African Agenda and Sustainable
Development
  • Strengthened contribution in Peace Missions and
    Post Conflict Reconstruction and Development
    (PCRD)
  • As member of the United Nations Security Council
    (UNSC) for 2011-2012, South Africa will
    contribute to the work of the UNSC in the
    maintenance of international peace and security,
    especially in Africa
  • The concurrence of memberships of the AUPSC and
    the non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council
    (UNSC) for the period 2011-2012 assists in
    promoting alignment of efforts and ensuring that
    South Africas strategic peace and security
    objectives as pursued regionally are consistent
    at the continental and international levels
  • South Africa will continue its contribution in
    Africa, in particular the DRC, Sudan, and
    Comoros, in continuation of the work already
    initiated in those countries. Under the SADC and
    AU mandates, South Africa will continue to
    facilitate mediation and peace building efforts
    in Sudan, Zimbabwe, Madagascar and the Great
    Lakes Region

8
Enhanced African Agenda and Sustainable
Development
  • Strengthened contribution in Peace Missions and
    Post Conflict Reconstruction and Development
    (PCRD)
  • South Africa assumes the Chairship of the SADC
    Organ on Politics, Defence and Security
    Cooperation in 2011
  • South Africa will support and work towards the
    effective functioning of the recently launched
    Regional Early Warning Centre (REWC) as a key
    instrument for conflict prevention
  • Efforts will be geared towards deepening regional
    democratisation processes through participation
    in the newly established SADC Electoral Advisory
    Council (SEAC), with a view to enhancing regional
    electoral standards
  • South Africa will work towards the consolidation
    of mediation efforts in Zimbabwe and Madagascar
    and also encourage the implementation of
    agreements reached.

9
Enhanced African Agenda and Sustainable
Development
  • The security and stability of the Democratic
    Republic of the Congo (DRC) will continue to be a
    key focus including support to processes leading
    to the Presidential and legislative elections due
    to take place in 2011
  • South Africa will continue to contribute towards
    the readiness of the Southern Africa Standby
    force as part of the AUs Standby Force
  • Technical and development cooperation
  • DIRCO is seized with the process of establishing
    a dedicated development agency to replace the
    African Renaissance Fund (ARF), to be known as
    the South African Development Partnership Agency
    (SADPA), which will inform and direct South
    Africas development assistance framework. The
    conceptual framework for the establishment of
    SADPA has been finalised and work is underway to
    develop an operating framework for the proposed
    Agency

10
Enhanced African Agenda and Sustainable
Development
  • Deepening Bilateral Relations
  • South Africa will utilise current and planned
    structured bilateral mechanisms and high level
    engagements to reinforce and expand cooperation
    in the political, security, economic and social
    spheres in pursuit of the common development
    objectives and goals of the African continent
  • Southern Africa
  • In the DRC, South Africa is extensively involved
    in institutional and human resource capacity
    building
  • The convening of the Bi-National Commission (BNC)
    and the implementation of identified Post
    Conflict Reconstruction and Development (PCRD)
    projects with the DRC remain critical
  • South Africa will continue to be involved in
    Security Sector Reform (SSR) with a view to
    improving the capacity of the DRCs National
    Defence Force

11
Enhanced African Agenda and Sustainable
Development
  • Southern Africa (cont)
  • South Africa will continue to support the
    implementation of Zimbabwes Global Political
    Agreement (GPA) and socio-economic reconstruction
    and development in the country, paying particular
    attention to the countrys Short Term Emergency
    Recovery Programme (STERP)
  • South Africa will continue to facilitate the
    political dialogue in Zimbabwe

12
Enhanced African Agenda and Sustainable
Development
  • Southern Africa (cont)
  • South Africa will continue to utilise existing
    structured bilateral mechanisms with Angola,
    Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique,
    Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia to
    strengthen cooperation and partnership

13
Enhanced African Agenda and Sustainable
Development
  • West Africa
  • During this period, Bilateral Commissions will be
    held with the Republics of Senegal, Mali,
    Nigeria, Ghana and Burkina Faso
  • Central Africa
  • South Africa will endeavour to launch the first
    JCC Sessions with Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon
    in 2011. South Africa will also intensify its
    economic engagement with Central African
    countries

14
Enhanced African Agenda and Sustainable
Development
  • North Africa
  • South Africa will continue with its efforts to
    engage with Morocco
  • Concerning recent political changes in Tunisia,
    Egypt and Libya, South Africa will continue to
    monitor developments and support the ongoing
    efforts to ensure that peace, security and
    stability return in these countries
  • In respect of Western Sahara, South Africa will
    continue to support UN and AU initiatives and
    encourage the disputing parties to find a just
    and lasting solution, based on self-determination
    and decolonisation. South Africa will continue
    its humanitarian assistance programme to the
    Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic

15
Enhanced African Agenda and Sustainable
Development
  • East Africa
  • South Africa will seek to further strengthen its
    diplomatic relations through existing structured
    bilateral mechanisms with Burundi, Rwanda
    Ethiopia, Uganda and Sudan
  • Following the Presidential elections on 28 June
    2010, South Africa will continue to support
    Burundi in its efforts to bring sustained peace,
    economic development and democracy to the country
  • The establishment of a Joint Commission on
    Cooperation as well as a State Visit by Kenya to
    South Africa is envisaged for 2011 and will
    contribute towards the strengthening of relations
    with Kenya

16
Enhanced African Agenda and Sustainable
Development
  • East Africa (cont)
  • Following the recent referendum on the
    self-determination for South Sudan, South Africa
    will support Sudan as it undergoes this
    historical change, as well as the efforts of the
    African Union High Level Implementation Panel
    (AUHIP) in facilitating the negotiations of the
    post-referendum issues
  • South Africa will continue to play its role as
    Chair of the Post-Conflict Reconstruction and
    Development (PCRD) Committee on Sudan, as
    mandated by the AU
  • South Africa will support efforts to achieve
    peace in Somalia
  • South Africa will seek to strengthen bilateral
    relations with the Comoros following the 2010
    elections
  • South Africa will continue to support the efforts
    of SADC through the initiatives of the SADC
    Mediator, aimed at resolving the current
    political challenges facing Madagascar

17
Strengthen Political and Economic Integration of
SADC
  • South Africa will focus its activities in the
    following areas
  • Consolidation of the SADC Free Trade Area (FTA)
  • Developing a proposal for the establishment of a
    model Customs Union (CU), implementation
    modalities, parameters, benchmarks and timelines
    and
  • Review RISDP and support the realignment of
    resources to ensure the achievement of priority
    economic integration social and human
    development and peace and security programmes
  • DIRCO will support the efforts of South African
    government departments in creating linkages with
    RISDP

18
Strengthen South-South Relations
  • SAs focus will be on
  • South Africa has now become a member of the BRICS
    formation and President Zuma attended the third
    BRICS Summit in China during April 2011
  • Continued engagement with organisations of the
    South (such as the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM),
    G77 China) to enhance cohesion and
  • coordination
  • The implementation and monitoring of IBSA
    Agreements and Action Plans as well as
    facilitating sectoral cooperation in order to
    deliver tangible results to assist with meeting
    South Africas socio-economic priorities. South
    Africa will also host the 5th IBSA Summit in
    October 2011
  • South Africa contributes to the IBSA Trust Fund,
    which has financed IBSA projects in Burundi, Cape
    Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Lao PDR, and
    Palestine

19
Strengthen South-South Relations
  • Revitalising the New Africa Asia Strategic
    Partnership (NAASP) as a vehicle for South-South
    socio-economic cooperation
  • South Africa remains at the forefront of the
    activities of organisations of the South such as
    the NAM, and G77 China
  • South Africa will continue to advance the
    principles underlying South-South cooperation,
    adopted by the G77 Foreign Ministers in September
    2008 and recognised by the UN High-level
    Conference on South-South cooperation that took
    place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 1 to 3 December
    2009
  • South Africa will continue to advance the reform
    of Global Governance Institutions

20
Strengthen South-South Relations
  • South Africa will continue to participate in fora
    such as the India-Brazil-South Africa Dialogue
    Forum (IBSA) the New Asia-Africa Strategic
    Partnership (NAASP) the Indian Ocean Rim
    Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC)
    and the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC)

21
Strengthen Relations with Strategic Formations of
the North
  • The focus in the medium term will be to
  • Continue pursuing a developmental and
    investment-orientated approach to engagements
    with the North (such as the OECD, G8 and EU) with
    a particular focus on job creation in order to
    eradicate poverty
  • Continue working for the consolidation of the
    African Agenda through the implementation of
    relevant NEPAD programmes in all such engagements
    and
  • Maintain bilateral relations with identified
    countries of the North to enhance cooperation
    with formations of the North
  • South Africa will enhance its partnership with
    Member States of the G8
  • In light of the Enhanced Engagement process with
    the OECD, South Africa will continue its approach
    of deepening its participation in the activities
    of the different committees of the OECD

22
Strengthen Relations with Strategic Formations of
the North
  • In the context of the G20, South Africa will seek
    to influence outcomes in line with national and
    Africa's development priorities
  • South Africa engages with the North in key global
    economic processes such as the Doha Development
    Round of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) G8
    the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and
    Development (OECD) the World Intellectual
    Property Organization (WIPO) and the World
    Customs Union (WCO) to promote the Africa Agenda
  • South Africa is an active member of the
    Commonwealth, participating in all meetings of
    the organisation at Senior Officials, Ministerial
    and Heads of Government level

23
Strengthen Relations with Strategic Formations of
the North
  • European Organisations and Institutions
  • The EU remains South Africas largest single
    trading partner and a main source of foreign
    direct investment. It is also South Africas
    largest donor of official development aid
  • South Africa will, during 2011-2014, continue
    regular high-level political dialogue and other
    meetings with the European Union, including under
    the Joint Africa-EU Strategy
  • In terms of the comprehensive Trade, Development
    and Co-operation Agreement (TDCA), South Africa
    and the EU are actively engaged in fully
    implementing the agreement and the new 35
    articles under the Amending Agreement
  • South Africa participates in the ACP group with
    the EU and will explore relations with other
    multilateral European organisations, in order to
    promote global objectives

24
Participate in the Global System of Governance
  • The aim is to enhance developmental objectives of
    the developing world, which will be achieved
    through
  • Participation in the global economic reform
    processes
  • Support for the current momentum within the G20
    through active participation in Summit processes
  • Promotion of national and developing country
    positions in the implementation of G20
    initiatives, with special emphasis on the African
    Agenda
  • Utilising existing negotiating groupings and
    alliances to pursue objectives of developing
    countries
  • Working with like-minded countries in forging a
    collective vision for the transformation of
    global governance
  • Supporting efforts in the WTO towards the
    conclusion of the Doha Development Round of
    negotiations

25
Participate in the Global System of Governance
  • Continued engagement within global governance
    institutions on political, economic and security
    matters, including the reform of the multilateral
    system, to be more responsive to the
    developmental needs of developing countries
  • South Africa looks to the UN to advance the
    global development agenda and to address
    underdevelopment and the eradication of poverty
    globally
  • South Africas membership of the UN Security
    Council for 2011-2012 will be guided by its
    commitment to strengthening the multilateral
    system and its support for a broader multilateral
    approach to questions of international peace and
    security
  • South Africa will continue its efforts to promote
    and enhance the UNSCs cooperation with regional
    organizations, particularly the AUPSC

26
Participate in the Global System of Governance
  • South Africa will be serving in the Council at a
    time of significant challenges amongst others
    the situation in Sudan, the crises in Somalia and
    the situation in the Middle East, and north
    Africa (MENA Region) including the Palestinian
    question
  • South Africa continues to support all initiatives
    aimed at strengthening the UNGA and its role in
    multilateralism and is also supportive of ongoing
    efforts of the Secretary-General to improve the
    effectiveness of the Secretariat
  • Guidelines and criteria for a consistent and
    co-ordinated approach for identifying and
    fielding South African candidates for positions
    in international organisations to be filled, as
    well as support of candidates of other countries
    in elections were developed in the Policy on the
    Nomination and Election of Candidates to
    International Organisations and was adopted by
    Cabinet in 2010

27
Participate in the Global System of Governance
  • South Africa plays an active role in advancing
    the UN Secretary-Generals proposals on
    strengthening the UN gender machinery, and in
    mainstreaming gender into all peacemaking, peace
    keeping and peace building operations of the UN
  • South Africa will continue to interact within,
    and support the UN Humanitarian System
  • Re Food Security, South Africa will continue to
    engage the UN Food Agencies within the context of
    the NEPAD Agricultural Priority and the
    Comprehensive African Agricultural Development
    Programme (CAADP) to ensure that the Agencies
    programmes and work plans benefit the region and
    the African continent
  • In order to address the challenges of displaced
    persons, particularly in Africa, South Africa
    will continue to work with the United Nations
    High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

28
Participate in the Global System of Governance
  • While actively promoting and supporting
    non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction,
    South Africa will promote the importance of
    ensuring that non-proliferation controls do not
    become the means whereby developing countries are
    denied access to advanced technologies required
    for their development
  • South Africa will promote the right to adequate
    renewable sources of energy to underpin
    sustainable development

29
Participate in the Global System of Governance
  • South Africa will host the 17th Session of the
    Conference of the Parties (COP17) on the UNFCCC
    in November/ December 2011
  • South Africa concluded a first-ever joint
    evaluation with the UN Evaluation Group of the
    contribution of the UN System to South Africa
  • South Africa is the only African country
    participating in the G20 and will continue to
    utilise its membership to raise issues of concern
    to Africa with other G20 members
  • Through its participation in CSD18 South Africa
    will work towards ensuring a constructive and
    action-oriented cycle that produces a positive
    outcome for the region
  • South Africa has tabled its submission to the UN
    Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) for an
    extended continental shelf

30
Participate in the Global System of Governance
  • South Africa aims to promote and advocate for
    social development issues as part of the global
    agenda on development
  • The organs and principal bodies of the UN system
    are of major importance for the maintenance of
    global peace and stability. South Africa seeks to
    maximise the effectiveness of the UN presence in
    the country and the region by facilitating the
    review of the UN Development Assistance Framework
    (UNDAF) and the provision of necessary financial
    and other resources to the UN agencies operating
    in the country
  • Through the Office of the Chief State Law Adviser
    - International Law (IL) DIRCO continues to act
    as the primary legal counsel on international law
    matters for the government as a whole

31
Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • Americas and the Caribbean
  • The strong African Diaspora in the Americas will
    be actively engaged in particular in relation to
    the promotion of the African Agenda. The 2nd
    AU-CARICOM Africa Diaspora Summit, which South
    Africa offered to host in 2012, will provide a
    platform to foster closer ties between the
    regions
  • North America
  • The USA and Canada remain important partners
    within the context of North-South dialogue and
    are major contributors to foreign direct
    investment and official development assistance
    (ODA) in South Africa
  • The commitments of the USA and Canada in the
    fight against communicable and infectious
    diseases, including HIV and AIDS, will be
    maintained. Their commitment to the African
    continent will be nurtured and utilised over the
    next three years to promote peacekeeping,
    post-conflict reconstruction and development,
    skills development, capacity building and
    trilateral cooperation

32
Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • The ratification of the inter-regional
    SACU-MERCOSUR Preferential Trade Agreement
    (ratified by South Africa in June 2010) will give
    impetus to inter-regional trade as a first
    region-to-region initiative of such nature
    between developing blocs
  • South Africa will remain involved with the
    humanitarian and reconstruction processes in
    Haiti and DIRCO will continue to shape South
    Africas foreign policy options with regard to
    continued engagement with Haiti

33
Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • Asia and the Middle East
  • Central and East Asia
  • The focus of relations with the Peoples Republic
    of China will be on implementing the Beijing
    Declaration on the Establishment of a
    Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
  • The focus on relations with Japan and the
    Republic of Korea will be on strengthening
    political and economic relations through
    high-level exchanges
  • South Asia, South East Asia, and Australasia
  • South Africa will utilise its relations with
    India to source much-needed skills transfers and
    investments
  • New Zealands hosting of the 2011 Rugby World Cup
    will present an ideal opportunity to deepen ties
    with that country and the region
  • Relations with the Pacific Islands will be
    further developed to mutual benefit

34
Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • Middle East
  • Gulf States
  • South Africa has established structured bilateral
    mechanisms with four countries in the Gulf region
    and will pursue similar arrangements with the
    remainder of the Gulf States
  • Levant
  • South Africa will continue supporting all peace
    initiatives, including that of the Arab League
    and the Quartet Road Map, as well as negotiations
    that pursue the establishment of a viable and
    fully independent Palestinian state, existing
    side by side in peace with Israel, within
    internationally recognized borders
  • Measures are in place to continue assisting
    Palestine with capacity building in line with
    commitments made at the Paris Donor Conference in
    2007

35
Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • Europe
  • Relations with Western Europe are currently
    evolving within the framework of the EU and AU
    with mutual recognition of common interests,
    shared values and accountability
  • Western European countries remain key trade and
    investment partners of South Africa, as well as
    important sources of tourism
  • Economic cooperation will be continued to include
    initiatives in support of the governments five
    national priorities in view of the shift from
    development assistance to development cooperation
    from Europe and the scarcity of skills in South
    Africa
  • France will, during 2011, hold the presidency of
    both the G20 and G8 creating an opportunity for
    South African participation at the highest level
    to address the national priorities and the agenda
    of the South
  • The German-speaking and Nordic Countries have a
    strong commitment to the AU and its programmes
    and there is commitment to increase trade and
    investment

36
MANDATE
  • The mandate of Branch Corporate Services is as
    follows
  • Financial Management Office of the CFO
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Property and Facilities Management (PFM)
  • Security Services
  • Consular Services

37
REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
  • Constitution of the Republic
  • Public Finance Management Act
  • Treasury Regulations
  • Vienna Conventions
  • Hague ConventionS
  • Government Immovable Asset Management Act (GIAMA)
  • Division of Revenue Act
  • Financial Reporting Act
  • MISS

38
REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
  • SITA Act
  • Preferential Procurement Public Framework
    Management Act
  • Money Bills Amendment Procedures and Related
    Matters Act, 2009

39
STRATEGIC FOCUS FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
  • Maintain Unqualified Audit Report
  • Continue with improvements in the Financial
    Management environment
  • Policy Procedure reforms
  • Further alignment of Budget to Department
    priorities
  • Improvement of Financial Management Reporting
    Systems
  • Skills Enhancement
  • Improved Governance

40
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (SCM)
  • Effective implementation of the SCM Framework
    both in RSA and Abroad
  • Further development and maintenance of the
    Departments Asset Register
  • Effective and Efficient management of
    Departmental records

41
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
  • Stabilisation of the Global Infrastructure
  • Ensure 98 availability of Systems
  • Optimise the benefits of the current Global
    Infrastructure
  • Operationalise New Missions
  • BPM Automate manual systems and achieve
    effective efficient utilisation
  • Capacity Development
  • ICT Governance in accordance with International
    Best Practices Standards

42
PROPERTY AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
  • Acquisition of Properties P5, G8, Multilateral
    SADC Missions
  • Effective management of the New Head Office
    Building
  • Increased effectiveness efficiency in the
    utilisation of Transport Resources
  • Improved management of State Owned Properties
    maintenance utilisation
  • Improve management of local portfolio
  • Enhanced Facilities Management
  • Improved Governance
  • Skills enhancement
  • Improved Management of capital projects budget

43
SECURITY
  • Review and update departmental security
    capacity.
  • Implement security audits reports and risk
    assessment findings in line with recommendations
    by SSA Domestic Foreign Branch.
  • Operationalise effective physical and electronic
    systems at Head Office and Missions.
  • Continued compliance with the Minimum Information
    Security Standards (MISS) will be ensured.

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CONSULAR SERVICES
  • Render assistance to destitute and distressed SA
    citizens abroad
  • Authenticate public documents in according with
    The Hague Apostille Convention and the Rules of
    the High Court
  • Transmit judicial documents requested by the
    Department of Justice and Constitutional
    Development
  • Continuously assess consular policies and
    procedures against international best practice
  • Enhance and further development the CMS
  • Encourage utilisation of ROSA by the
    internationally travelling public
  • Act consistent with an ISO 9001 Certified
    Business Unit.

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CHALLENGES
  • High mobility of skilled Resources all
    Government Departments draw from the same
    resource base
  • Challenges in respect of ER matters Labour
  • Re-skilling resources to new and also ever
    increasing requirements
  • Cooperation from Business Units on providing
    inputs for the development of Demand Management
    Plans
  • Department-wide Records Management
  • Ensuring accuracy and completeness of the asset
    register, including conducting monthly
    reconciliations liaison with missions time
    differences

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CHALLENGES
  • Transversal systems outdated and non-integrated
    - cannot support new financial requirements
  • Rollout of the MCS in VSAT environment
  • Clearing of old debts/advances
  • Tight deadlines from National Treasury e.g budget
    and annual audit
  • Huge demand for continuously reducing financial
    resource base balancing division of budget
    according to priorities
  • Security deployment for missions
  • Deployment and Upgrade of ICT infrastructure

47
CHALLENGES
  • Completion of Business Process Management for
    DIAP and CMS
  • Relationship with the service providers/suppliers
  • Operationalise the Consular Emergency Response
    Team
  • The implementation of the One-Stop-Service for
    legalisation of public documents for use abroad
  • Deployment of adequate security measures at
    Missions
  • Vetting of all DIRCO officials

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CHALLENGES
  • Difficulty in remotely managing construction
    projects this is mainly due to the technical
    nature of the work, language barriers, difference
    in construction and procurement methods
  • Implementation of appropriately funded
    maintenance plans at all state-owned properties
  • Rented accommodation budget movements beyond
    DIRCO control huge impact on available finances

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DIRCO STRATEGIC PLAN 2006-2011 5 YEAR SPENDING
PATTERN OF THE DEPARTMENT
Financial Years Compensation of Employees R000 Goods Services R000 Transfer Subsidies R000 Payment of Capital Assets R000 Total R000 () spent
2010/2011 (Projected) 1,858,6 1,694,9 872,3 170,1 4,595,9 97.5
2009/2010 (Actual) 2,062,6 1,891,9 1,053,2 405,3 5,412, 9 98.0
2008/2009 (Actual) 1,683,4 1,650,7 1,094,1 1,043,2 5,472,3 98.3
2007/2008 (Actual) 1,293,2 1,394,4 653,8 728,1 4,069,2 98.8
2006/2007 (Actual) 1,136,5 1,152,7 440,1 215,4 2,944,7 96.8
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2011/12 MTEF ALLOCATIONS PER ECONOMIC
CLASSIFICATION

Economic classification MTEF 2011/12 R000 MTEF 2012/13 R000 MTEF 2013/14 R000
Compensation of Employees 1,800,122 1,811,903 2,034,474
Goods and Services 1,904,317 2,141,666 2,283,139
Transfer and Subsidies 809,943 844,240 890,524
Payments for Capital Assets 282,387 357,086 361,181
Total 4,796,768 5,154,895 5,569,318
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PROPOSED INDICATIVE ALLOCATION FOR 2011/12
PROGRAMME 1 ADMINISTRATION
Branch Compensation of Employees R000 Goods Services R000 Transfers subsidies R000 Payment of Capital Exp. R000 Total R000
Management 47,181 31,835 0 617 79,633
Corporate Services 161,951 281,833 0 0 443,784
DTRD 37,119 27,320 0 0 64,439
Human Resources 56,144 105,866 0 0 162,010
Foreign Domestic Properties 0 0 0 249,793 249,793
HO Building (Office Accommodation) 0 245,792 0 0 245,792
Total Administration 302,395 692,646 0 250,410 1,245,451
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PROPOSED INDICATIVE ALLOCATION FOR 2011/12
PROGRAMME 2 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Branch Compensation of Employees R000 Goods Services R000 Transfers subsidies R000 Payment of Capital Exp. R000 Total R000
Africa Bilateral 347,891 306,827 0 11,125 665,843
Africa Multilateral 21,611 40116 0 2,232 63,959
Asia Middle East 270,651 259,339 0 7,970 537,960
Americas 220,316 160,873 0 3,581 384,770
Europe 453,763 263,154 0 4,245 721,162
Multilateral 68,096 75,659 0 2,824 146,579
TOTAL 1,382,328 1,105,969 0 31,977 2,520,273
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PROPOSED INDICATIVE ALLOCATION FOR 2011/12
PROGRAMME 3 STATE PROTOCOL PUBLIC DIPLOMACY
Branch Compensation of Employees R000 Goods Services R000 Transfers Subsidies R000 Payment of Capital Exp. R000 Total R000
Public Diplomacy 30,699 31,666 0 0 62,365
State Protocol 84,700 74,036 0 0 158,736
Total Programme 3 115,399 105,702 0 0 221,101
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PROPOSED INDICATIVE ALLOCATION FOR 2011/12
PROGRAMME 4 INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
International Transfers 2011/12 R000
African Renaissance Fund 450,370
International Transfers Membership 359,573
Total Programme 4 809,943
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SCHEDULE TRANSFER PAYMENTS OF PROPOSED
INDICATIVE ALLOCATION FOR 2011/12 CONT..
Transfer payments 2011/12 R000
 Transfers to International Organisation
African Renaissance and International Co-operation Fund 450,370
African Union 128,860
New Partnership for Africa's Development 7,500
Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) 40,515
African, Caribbean and Pacific 3,948
India-Brazil-South Africa Trust Fund 7,580
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 236
Commonwealth 9,399
United Nations 117,720
United Nations Human Rights Council 346
United Nations Development Programme 5,600
United Nations Development Programme in Southern Africa 1,150
United Nations Technical Co-Operation 115
United Nations Voluntary Fund For Disability 76
United Nations Childrens Fund 230
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SCHEDULE OF TRANSFER PAYMENTS PROPOSED
INDICATIVE ALLOCATION FOR 2011/12 CONT..
Transfer payments 2011/12 R000
United Nations Convention On The Law Of Sea 578
Group Of 77 Countries 115
African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) 2,500
Other International Organisations 1,128
Bureau of International Exposition 30
Bacterial and Toxic Weapons Convention 501
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty 6,032
Humanitarian Assistance 24,000
Indian Ocean Rim Research Centre 145
Perrez-Guerrero Trust Fund 61
South Centre Capital Fund 1,210
TOTAL 809,943
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CHANGES IN DIRCO MTEF ALLOCATION AENE 2010/11 COMPARISON TO 2011/12 ENE ALLOCATION
 PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION AENE 2010/11 ENE 2011/12 (SAVING REALISED THROUGH Cost Saving Measure)/ APPROVED ADDITIONAL ALLOCATION
 PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION  R000 R000 R000
1. Administration 1,278,584 1,245,451 (33,133)
2. International Relations 2,375,086 2,529,826 154,740
3. Public Diplomacy Protocol Services 233,923 211,548 (22,375)
4. International Transfers 828,225 809,943 (18,282)
TOTAL 4,715,818 4,796,768 80,950
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Organisational Support
  • Internal Audit
  • During the MTSF period, Internal Audit will focus
    on assessing DIRCOs systems of internal control,
    risk management and governance processes and
    makes recommendations for the improvement thereof
  • State Protocol Services
  • DIRCO will continue to facilitate incoming and
    outgoing high level visits, as well as coordinate
    and regulate engagement with the local diplomatic
    community.
  • DIRCO will continue to facilitate the holding of
    international conferences in South Africa and
    provide protocol advice and support to the
    various spheres of government.
  • The King Shaka State Protocol Lounge at La Mercy
    in KwaZulu Natal will be officially inaugurated
    in 2011

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Organisational Support
  • Communication
  • DIRCO will promote the national interest though
    informing and communicating foreign policy
    positions to both domestic and foreign publics in
    order to broaden dialogue
  • To ensure that South Africa remains a competitive
    player on the global market, DIRCO will integrate
    its Public Diplomacy activities with the concept
    of branding South Africa, in partnership with the
    International Marketing Council (IMC) and SA
    Tourism

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  • Organisational Strengthening Human Resources

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Building HR Organisational Capacity The road
ahead for the next three years
Effective HR Organisational Processes
Effective Management and Capacity building
Effective Employee Resourcing and Utilisation
Effective Talent Management
Managers capacitated on People Management
issues
Enhance positioning of DIRCO as an
employer of Choice Implement comprehensive
On-boarding programme Monitor and evaluate the
implementation of the posting
management Framework
Entrenched Career Management
Framework
  • Facilitated a dynamic and
  • responsive organisational
  • design
  • Entrenched Performance
  • Management
  • Promoted a caring and
  • Supportive Organisation
  • Promoted sound Labour
  • Relations
  • Facilitated Organisational
  • Development processes

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Organisational Strengthening Establishment
  • Establishment as at 31 December 2010
  • Head Office and Missions (transferred staff)
  • Missions (LRP staff)

LOCATION TOTAL APPROVED POSTS FILLED POSTS VACANT PARTIALLY FUNDED VACANT UNFUNDED
HEAD OFFICE 2069 1583 385 101
MISSION 768 667 74 27
DIP POOL 60 60 0 0
HR POOL 0 40 0 0
CADET / INTERNSHIP 0 32 0 0
TOTAL 2897 2382 459 128
LRP ESTABLISHMENT TOTAL APPROVED POSTS FILLED POSTS VACANT
TOTAL 2481 2220 261
Number of posts filled as at 31 January 2010
2382 Head Office 1583 Missions
667 HR Pool 40 Training
Pool 60 Diplomatic Cadets/
Internship 32

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Organisational Strengthening Employment Equity
OVERALL DIRCO (As at 31 December 2010)
RACE GENDER PROFILE

MANAGEMENT LEVEL Data MALE MALE MALE MALE FEMALE FEMALE FEMALE FEMALE Grand Total
    African Coloured Indian White African Coloured Indian White Grand Total
TOP MANAGEMENT Count 9  0 3  0 4 0  0  0  16
  56 0 19 0 25 0 0 0 100
SENIOR MANAGEMENT Count 100 9 13 35 58 3 1 18 237
  41 4 6 15 25 1 0.43 8 100
MIDDLE MANAGEMENT Count 106 16 19 98 76 8 15 73 411
  25 4 5 24 18 2 4 18 100
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR BELOW Count 532 30 21 89 772 45 39 187 1715
  31 2 1 5 45 3 2 11 100
Total Count   747 55 56 222 910 56 55 278 2379
Total   32 2 2 10 38 2 2 12 100


Disability Data MALE MALE MALE MALE FEMALE FEMALE FEMALE FEMALE GRAND TOTAL
Disability Data African Coloured Indian White African Coloured Indian White GRAND TOTAL
Disability Count 9 0 1 13 8 1 0 4 36
Disability 25 0 3 36 22 3 0 11 100
The total of 2379 excludes the three Political
Office Bearers
Female SMS percentage 34
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Building Organisational Capacity Measures to
increase Gender and Disability Representativity
  • Targeting women people with disabilities when
    doing Career exhibitions
  • Invitation to people with Disability Associations
    for applications
  • Continue to present EE Plan guidelines to
    Selection Panels to target women at SMS level and
    people with disability
  • Revising the Locally Recruited Personnel
    establishment

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Way forward
  • A responsive Organisational Design given the
    complexity of DIRCO environment
  • - Structure
  • - Key processes
  • Filling of vacancies
  • - Quality of candidates
  • - Security clearance
  • Reaching gender and disability EE targets
  • - Disability (1.50 vs 2)
  • - Gender ( SMS 34 vs 50)
  • PMDS
  • - Addressing poor performance
  • - Provision of ongoing feedback

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  • Therefore
  • Our Human Resources Strategy seeks to strike a
    balance between addressing current organisational
    challenges and being innovative in responding to
    emerging issues

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Diplomatic Training, Research and Development
  • DIRCO will continue to
  • consolidate and address the skills developmental
    needs of its employees for organisational
    effectiveness
  • conduct continuous research into long-term global
    drivers, geostrategic shifts and projected
    developments for South Africa and Africa
  • reposition the Foreign Language Directorate as
    the primary vehicle for developing foreign
    language capacity across the public service and
    provide translation and interpreting services
  • provide training and development to the
    unemployed youth through learnerships and
    internships as well as a cadet programme for
    possible employment in DIRCO
  • contribute to training and development in the
    region and identified countries as well as
    explore possibilities of cooperation with
    diplomatic training and research institutes
    especially in countries of Africa and of the
    South

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