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Title: Annual Report


Annual Report 2009/2010 Presentation to the
Portfolio Committee on International Relations
and Co-operation Dr A Ntsaluba Director-General
Cape Town 13 October 2010

  • Key strategic priorities for the reporting year
  • Continued prioritisation of the African Agenda
  • Strengthen South-South Relations
  • Strengthen Relations with Formations of the North
  • Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • Participate in the Global System of Governance
  • Organisational Strengthening
  • The provision of Operational Support Services

  • Contents
  • Organisational Establishment
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Employment Equity and Organisational Culture
  • Talent Management
  • Employee Wellness
  • HR Strategic priorities 2010/11

Organisational Establishment
  • Establishment as at 31 March 2010
  • Head Office and Missions
  • The total number 2230 excluded the 111 additional
    staff that does not form part of the Approved
  • The Overall total number 2341 includes the 3
    Political Office Bearers and Additional staff
  • Additional staff consist of 69 Cadets 42
    officials in the HR Pool that is on either
    Training or Unpaid leave

Organisational Establishment
Employment Equity Table as at 31 March 2010
Occupational Band Data African Coloured Indian White African Coloured Indian White GRAND TOTAL
Top Management Count 9 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 17
Top Management 53 0 18 0 29 0 0 0 100
Senior Management Count 95 8 13 34 54 3 2 17 226
Senior Management 42 4 6 15 24 1 1 7 100
Middle management Count 108 16 18 98 72 8 14 72 406
Middle management 27 4 4 24 18 2 3 18 100
Assistant Director Below Count 524 29 22 96 743 47 36 192 1689
Assistant Director Below 31 2 1 6 44 3 2 11 100
Total Count   736 53 56 228 874 58 52 281 2338
Total   32 2 2 10 37 3 2 12 100
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 number 2338 excludes 3 Political
Office Bearers The number of disabled people
are included in the total number 2338
Human Resources Administration ANNUAL
Top Management (DG DDG) 12 1 0 0
Senior Management (CD D) 238 10 30 13
Middle Management (SR 11 12) 380 14 20 5
Below (SR 10 below) 1720 158 165 10
TOTAL 2350 183 215 9
The total number of posts 2350 excludes 3
Political Office Bearers The Appointments and
Terminations column exclude the Political Office
Employment Equity and Organisational Culture
  • Focused on Employment Equity
  • Status of Women at SMS level
  • In 2008/2009 - 82 (32.8)
  • In 2009/2010 81 (33.3)
  • Status of People with Disabilities
  • The number of people with disabilities has
    remained constant at 36 representing 1.54 of
    total employees

Talent Management
  • Enhanced Employer Brand activities
  • - SABC Career Fairs for Grade 10-12.
  • - Participated in career exhibitions at
    various Further Education Training
  • Colleges and Universities.
  • - A first ever internal Career exhibition Day
    was organised for DIRCO employees
  • to further promote the work of
    the Department and highlight career
  • opportunities available within
    the Department.
  • DIRCO was rated second best employer of choice by
    tertiary students studying towards qualifications
    in Humanities
  • Cadet program continued to serve as a talent
    pipeline to meet organisational human resource
  • Career Management interventions were delivered at
    both individual and group level to enhance
    employees career focus and direction

Employee Wellness
  • Continues to implement health promotion
    programmes and render psycho-social support to
    employees and immediate family members.
  • Enhanced the support for employees in Hardship
  • In the process of establishing a spousal support
  • Introduced pre-posting health and adaptability

HR Strategic Priorities for 2010/2011
  • Effective Organisational Processes
  • Effective Talent Management
  • Effective Employee Resourcing and Utilisation
  • Management Capacity Building

DTRD Objectives
  • The Diplomatic Academy is an accredited training
    institution with the Public Services Sector
    Education and Training Authority
  • Offers training in preparation for Foreign
    Service to departmental officials
  • Addresses the skills development needs of the
  • Conducts policy research on priority issues for
    South Africas foreign policy

Diplomatic Training
  • Diplomatic Training was offered to 19 Heads of
    Mission, 26 senior level Counsellors, and 55
    mid-level Diplomatic Trainees
  • Protocol training extended to 1738 officials
    from all levels of the public sector semi-state
    and private enterprises (eg. Telkom) the Justice
    College and the organisers of the 2010 FIFA
    World Cup
  • In addition, the following training was
    delivered Mission Administration Foreign
    Languages Computer Training English Language
    Training and various courses for Management
    Development and generic skills training
  • Foreign Language training offered to the public
    sector increased and an Intergovernmental Forum
    was established

DIRCOs Contribution to Enhancing Skills
  • The Departments CADET PROGRAMME offered 52
    unemployed graduates an opportunity to further
    their studies and pursue a career in the
  • A second group of senior officials were enrolled
    in the Masters in Diplomacy Programme
  • 15 unemployed youth completed a Human Resource
    Learnership Programme
  • Internships providing work experience offered to
    20 university graduates in IT and to 4 in
    Internal Audit
  • Addressed illiteracy to 60 officials through an
    ABET programme

Capacity Building
  • In collaboration with the DTI and GCIS, the
    Diplomatic Academy developed a curriculum and
    programme on ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY
  • Offered diplomatic training to 10 diplomats from
    SADC countries and Palestinian Diplomats
  • Partnered with the United Nations Institute for
    Training and Research (UNITAR) to offer an
    e-learning course in Multilateral Conferencing
    and International Negotiations to 170 learners
    from 50 countries
  • Facilitated access to various international
    training programmes
  • Diplomatic and administrative training for DRC
    Capacity Building Project
  • Policy Research Analysis Unit (PRAU) Discussion
    and Current Affairs Fora to debate priority
    foreign policy issues and various research
    papers produced
  • PRAU-hosted Intergovernmental Forum on
    international relations and Academic Research

Consolidation of the African Agenda
  • African Union and Integration
  • SA participated in discussions on transforming
    the AU Commission into the AU Authority
  • SA signed the African Charter on Democracy,
    Elections and Governance in February 2010
  • SA was elected to the AU Peace and Security
    Council for a two-year term
  • SAs candidature for a non-permanent UNSC Seat
    for 2011-2012 was endorsed by the AU
  • DIRCO is engaged in the setting up of the Pan
    African Womens Organisation (PAWO) headquarters
    in SA

Consolidation of the African Agenda
  • The 14th AU Summit formally adopted the
    establishment of the NEPAD Planning and
    Co-ordinating Agency (NPCA) as a technical body
    to replace the NEPAD Secretariat
  • The AU Summit urged the early conclusion of a
    Host Agreement for the NPCA between SA and the
  • SA is fully engaged in the fast-tracking of the
    implementation of programmes related to NEPAD
    priority sectors, especially infrastructure

Consolidation of the African Agenda
  • Regional Integration and Development
  • SA contributes to regional negotiation efforts in
    Madagascar and has been mandated by SADC to
    mediate between the political parties in Zimbabwe
  • SA chaired the SADC Ministerial Task Force(MTF)
    on Economic Integration on 31 July 2009. The MTF
    agreed that 2010 may not be an appropriate
    deadline for the establishment of a SADC Customs

Consolidation of the African AgendaStrengthen
Political and Economic Relations
  • Southern Africa
  • President Zuma undertook his inaugural State
    Visit to Angola in August 2009
  • President Zuma accompanied by several Cabinet
    Ministers paid a State Visit to Zambia in
    December 2009
  • The SA-Namibia Heads of State Economic Bilateral
    meeting was held in SA in November 2009
  • SA continued its facilitation in Zimbabwe

Consolidation of the African Agenda Strengthen
Political and Economic Relations
  • North Africa
  • SA restored bilateral relations with Mauritania
    subsequent to the AU lifting the suspension of
    the membership of the Islamic Republic of
    Mauritania following democratic elections in July
  • With respect to Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic
    (SADR), SA continued to support the work of the
    Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General. SA
    continues to support the right of the Saharawi
    Arab Democratic Republic in respect of
    self-determination and also continued to provide
    humanitarian assistance to SADR during the period
    under review

Consolidation of the African Agenda Strengthen
Political and Economic Relations
  • West and Central Africa
  • President Zuma undertook a Working Visit to
    Equatorial Guinea from 3 to 4 November 2009
  • In October 2009, SA and Nigeria celebrated the
    10th Anniversary of the establishment of the
    structured bilateral relations. In the context
    of the 10th Anniversary of the BNC, the Third
    Review Council Meeting was also held
  • In March 2010, the second session of the
    Permanent Joint Cooperation Commission (PJCC)
    between SA and Ghana was held in Accra
  • SA inaugurated the newly built Ahmed Baba
    Institute designed with technology aimed at
    preserving the famous Timbuktu Ancient
  •  SA has agreed to fund the deployment of 30 Cuban
    Medical Brigades in Sierra Leone for a period of
    three years starting in 2010

Consolidation of the African Agenda Strengthen
Political and Economic Relations
  • East Africa
  • SA supported the implementation of the
    Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) between the
    Government of Sudan and the Sudan Peoples
    Liberation Movement (SPLM), as well as the AU
    High Level Implementation Panel on the Sudan, the
    AU/UN and Qatar initiatives of bringing peace to
  • SA supported Somalias reconciliation process
    through participating in the International
    Contact Group on Somalia which met in Brussels
    and Jeddah on 26 to 27 February 2009 and 17 to 18
    December 2009 respectively
  • President Zuma paid a State Visit to Uganda from
    25 to 26 March 2010 accompanied by several
    Cabinet Ministers
  • SA concluded the Peace Process in Burundi and was
    subsequently appointed coordinator and Chair of
    the Partnership for Peace in Burundi, the
    successor to the Peace Process in Burundi

Consolidation of the African Agenda Strengthen
Political and Economic Relations
  • East Africa (cont)
  • SA, in line with the SADC position, does not
    recognise the current de facto government in
    Madagascar. However, SA supported the SADC
    mediation process, led by former Mozambican
    President Chissano. SA participated in meetings
    of the International Contact Group in Madagascar
    which resulted in the signing of the Maputo and
    Addis Ababa Agreements in August and November
    2009 respectively

Strengthen South-South Co-operation
  • SA continues to participate in many fora
    IBSA,G77China, NAM, NAASP etc
  • NAM
  • The XVth NAM Summit was held in Sharm El Sheikh
    from 15 to 16 July 2009. A highlight was the
    Declaration on Nelson Mandela International Day
    introduced by SA. A similar Resolution was
    adopted by the UNGA during its 64th Regular

Strengthening North-South Co-operation
  • SA-EU Bilateral Relationship
  • The primary focus was on fully implementing the
    SA-EU Trade, Development and Co-operation
    Agreement (TDCA) and implementing the SA-EU
    Strategic Partnership Joint Action Plan
  • A highlight was the 2nd SA-EU Summit, as well as
    the SA-EU Ministerial Troika meeting, held on 11
    September 2009 in Kleinmond
  • A key outcome of the 2nd Summit was the signing
    of the Amending Agreement to the SA-EU TDCA. The
    Summit also welcomed the launch of the employment
    creation fund of Euro 120 million, as well as the
    planned support for the education sector in 2009

Strengthening North-South Co-operation
  • ACP-EU, Africa-EU and SADC-EU
  • DIRCO was actively involved in dialogues within
    the ACP and ACP-EU structures
  • DIRCO also worked towards the accession of SA to
    the Revised Cotonou Partnership Agreement which
    was completed in February 2010
  • DIRCO has been keeping abreast of developments
    regarding the Economic Partnership Agreements
    (EPAs) and provided assistance to the dti where
  • OECD
  • DIRCO supported National Treasury in
    consolidating SAs heightened relations with the
    OECD, following a decision by the OECD
    Ministerial Council to place SA on an enhanced
    engagement status

Participate in the Global System of Governance
  • Promote multilateralism, respect for
    international law and strengthen the role of the
  • The 64th UNGA was preceded by a High-level Summit
    on Climate Change convened by the UNSG, wherein
    SAs statement focused on the need for an
    inclusive and effective global agreement to
    tackle climate change
  • DIRCO will, in future, play a more prominent role
    in terms of the co-ordination and identification
    of vacancies for possible submission of SA
    candidatures to serve on multilateral and
    international fora

Participate in the Global System of Governance
  • Promote the reform of the UN
  • SA participated in intergovernmental negotiations
    on UNSC Reform, Management and Secretariat
    Reform, streamlining ECOSOC, General Assembly
    (GA) revitalisation mainly through the NAM, and
    revitalisation and reform of specialised agencies
    such as the Food and Agricultural Organisation
    (FAO) and the Bretton Woods Institutions (BWIs)
  • SA used its membership of fora such as the UNGA
    and G20 to put pressure on the BWIs to conclude
    its reform discussions. SA also supported calls
    by organisations of the South for greater
    participation of developing countries in
    decision-making of the BWIs
  • SA has been active in promoting co-ordination
    between the AU and UN with regard to peace and

Participate in the Global System of Governance
  • Joint evaluation into the contribution by the UN
    System for SA
  • SA and the UN Evaluation Group (UNEG) completed a
    joint evaluation of the contribution by the UN to
    SA, the first evaluation of the entire UN
    presence in a programme country and the first
    undertaken in a full and equal partnership
    between a host government and the UN
  • The evaluation was conducted within the framework
    of SAs strategic foreign policy priorities,
    namely a better SA, a better Africa and a better
  • The focus is now on implementation

Participate in the Global System of Governance
  • International and domestic legal advice
  • DIRCO submitted SAs claim for an extended
    continental shelf to the Commission on the Limits
    of the Continental Shelf in May 2009
  • Legal opinions on international law matters
    relating to the strategic priorities of
    government were provided on a consistent basis
  • Participate in UNSC activities
  • SAs bid for a non-permanent seat on the UNSC for
    2011-2012 was endorsed by the 14th Ordinary
    Session of the AU Summit in January 2010

Participate in the Global System of Governance
  • Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Arms Control
  • SA participated in the various meetings of the
  • The IAEA Board of Governors considered the
    implementation of NPT safeguards in the Islamic
    Republic of Iran and in the Democratic Peoples
    Republic of Korea
  • SA and the USA held high-level talks on nuclear
    disarmament and non-proliferation in November
    2009 to promote closer co-operation in
    preparation for the NPT Review Conference in 2010
  • SA hosted the 3rd AU Conference of Experts on
    Landmines in September 2009

Participate in the Global System of Governance
  • G20
  • The G20 convened two Summits to consider global
    responses to the financial and economic crises.
    The London Summit in April 2009 agreed to
    measures constituting an additional US 1
    trillion of financial support to restore credit,
    growth and jobs. The Pittsburgh Summit, in
    September 2009, agreed to a Framework for Strong,
    Sustainable and Balanced Growth
  • G20 leaders designated the G20 as the premier
    forum for their international economic
  • SA, as the only African country in the G20,
    raised issues of concern to Africa with other G20
  • SA stressed that the crises pose significant
    dangers for the efforts of low income countries
    to attain the MDGs and called for additional
    resources to be made available to those countries

Participate in the Global System of Governance
  • Climate Change
  • SA participated in UNFCC processes leading up to
    Copenhagen in December 2009 and in high-level
    meetings of the Major Economies Forum,
    Commonwealth and G20 where climate change was
  • SA contributed to the development of the African
    common position on climate change at the relevant
    AU fora
  • During the CoP15 to the UNFCC, SA played a
    leading role in the development of the Copenhagen
    Accord, which, although not the formal outcome of
    the CoP, is an important agreement
  • DIRCO assisted with the launch of SAs second
    satellite, SumbandilaSat during 2009

Participate in the Global System of Governance
  • Follow up on the implementation of the outcomes
    of major international Conferences and Summits
  • SA is committed to the full and effective
    implementation of the outcomes of the UN Durban
    Review Conference and the World Conference
    Against Racism
  • The 54th Session of the UN Commission on the
    Status of Women (CSW) undertook a fifteen-year
    review of the implementation of the Beijing
    Declaration and Platform for Action and the
    outcomes of the 23rd Special Session of the GA
    from 1 to 12 March 2010 in New York

Participate in the Global System of Governance
  • Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS)
  • During the plenary in Swakopmund, Namibia, in
    November 2009, SA was instrumental in
    facilitating the development of an Administrative
    Decision on Zimbabwe, with an accompanying Joint
    Work Plan, designed for the purpose of allowing
    the KPCS to work with Zimbabwe to bring the
    country back to full compliance with the minimum
    requirements of the KPCS

Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • Asia and Middle East
  • Japan
  • The centennial of official relations between SA
    and Japan will be celebrated in 2010
  • Japan provides SA with technical expertise, human
    resources skills development training and
    co-operative scientific research projects,
    co-ordinated by the Japan International
    Co-operation Agency (JICA)
  • Republic of Korea
  • The Republic of Korea (ROK) is an increasingly
    important development partner for SA. A SA
    delegation led by Deputy Minister Ebrahim,
    participated in the second Korea-Africa Forum
    held in Seoul in November 2009

Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • Republic of Korea (cont)
  • The ROK has developed a highly competitive
    domestic nuclear power industry and is keen to
    co-operate with SA in this area.
  • The ROK is also an important partner for SA in
    the area of Human Resource Development
  • Korea is eager to co-operate with SA, the only
    African country with membership in the G20, on
    setting the agenda for the 2010 G20 Summit in
    Seoul, to also include matters of importance for
    developing countries

Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • The Peoples Republic of China (PRC)
  • The Minister visited the PRC for bilateral
    consultations in February 2010, to prepare for a
    State Visit by President Zuma to China in 2010
    and to review the strategic partnership. It was
    agreed in principle that relations would be
    elevated to a Comprehensive Strategic
  • Mr JIA Qinglin, Chairman of the Chinese Peoples
    Political Consultative Conference, led a 100
    member inbound procurement business delegation to
    SA in March 2010
  • The Industrial and Commercial Bank of Chinas
    purchase of a 20 per cent stake in Standard Bank
    for US 5,64-billion, has been the largest single
    investment into SA and Chinas largest financial
  • SA and China share a common vision on Climate
    Change, as expressed in their collaboration on
    The Copenhagen Accord in the Brazil, South
    Africa, India and China (BASIC) grouping

Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • The Peoples Republic of China (PRC) (cont)
  • Minister Nkoana-Mashabane attended the 4th Forum
    on China Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) Ministerial
    meeting in November 2009 where she also met with
    her Chinese counterpart, Mr Yang Jiechi.
  • SA remains committed to finding synergies between
    NEPAD and FOCAC to ensure the Consolidation of
    the African Agenda and looks forward to
    co-hosting the 5th FOCAC Ministerial scheduled
    for 2012 and hosting the FOCAC Ministerial in SA
    in 2015
  • China became SAs largest export destination by
    country at the start of 2009, and on the import
    side, China remains SAs largest partner

Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • South Asia
  • Bilateral trade with South Asia continued to grow
    in the 2009/10 financial year, and the trade
    statistics between SA and India particularly
    reflected this reality
  • The Minister also paid an official visit to Sri
    Lanka from 10 to 12 November 2009. She
    re-iterated SAs support for the sovereignty and
    territorial integrity of Sri Lanka
  • A Nepalese Parliamentary delegation visited SA
    from 4 to 10 October 2009

Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • South-East Asia
  • A high point was the Official Visit to SA by the
    Foreign Minister of Timor Leste in August 2009
  • SA issued statements of concern after the arrest,
    trial and conviction of Aung San Suu Kyi, the
    opposition leader in Myanmar who has been under
    effective house arrest since 1989. SA has called
    on the Military Government of Myanmar to release
    all political prisoners to allow everyone to
    participate in the elections scheduled to take
    place in 2010
  •  Following a number of devastating natural
    disasters that struck the region, SA made
    donations for humanitarian assistance to the
    Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia

Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • Australia and the Pacific Islands
  • The global recession had a devastating effect on
    trade with Australasia and the Pacific Islands,
    and 2009 saw a 60 per cent reduction in total
    bilateral trade to R18 billion in 2009
  • The political relationship was particularly
    strengthened through visits to SA by Australias
    Foreign Minister Stephen Smith and Trade Minister
    Simon Crean in early 2010
  • SA and Australia enjoy a close working
    relationship within the context of the Antarctic
    Treaty and Indian Ocean fisheries, and also
    interact regularly within the context of the WTO
    and the Cairns Group

Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • Australia and the Pacific Islands (cont)
  • SA and Australia are competing for the SKA
    project.  The international radio astronomy
    community must decide on the optimal site by
    2011.  Despite competing for the project, SA and
    Australia issued a joint communiqué in 2009
    committing the two countries to enhancing
    collaboration in the development of a
    co-ordinated scientific and technical programme
    for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) pathfinder
    telescopes, the SA pathfinder MeerKAT and the
    Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP
  • The fifth annual Senior Officials Meeting (SOM)
    between SA and New Zealand was held in Wellington
    in November 2009
  • The SA High Commission in Wellington was opened
    on 1 April 2009

Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • Middle East
  • Gulf States
  • The region remains the source of some 51 per cent
    of SAs crude oil, mainly from Saudi Arabia and
    Iran, with smaller quantities from Oman and
    Yemen. The Gulf region is also an important
    market for South Africas goods and services and
    a source of investment, even though growth in
    these areas was affected by the 2008 global
    financial crisis
  • The 10th Meeting of the SA-Iran Joint Commission
    was held in Tehran in August 2008 and the Third
    SA-Saudi Arabia Joint Commission took place in SA
    in February 2009
  • SA recognises the importance of the Gulf region
    as a source for tourism. The increase in the
    number of flights to 24 per week by Gulf Airlines
    during 2009 to SA is expected to stimulate
    further growth

Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • Levant
  • The Report of the UN Fact Finding Mission on the
    Gaza Conflict in September 2009, chaired by Chief
    Justice Richard Goldstone was released and
    outlined human rights abuses by Israel as well as
    Hamas during the conflict in Gaza in December
    2008 and January 2009
  • The SA Government continued to support capacity
    and institution building in Palestine, in line
    with the commitments made at the International
    Donors Conference for the Palestinian State,
    held in Paris in December 2007
  • DIRCO hosted a diplomatic training programme for
    Palestinian diplomatic trainees during February
    and March 2010
  • SA continued to strengthen its relations on all
    levels with Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Iraq

Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • Levant (cont)
  • In June 2009, SA hosted the Syrian Special Envoy
    Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad to talks
    which included SA Deputy President Motlanthe

Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • The Americas
  • United States of America (USA)
  • The aim of the official visit to SA by US
    Secretary of State, Ms Hillary Clinton, from 6 -9
    August 2009 was to upgrade the official bilateral
    mechanism between SA and the US to Ministerial
    level and to commence with a stronger partnership
    between the US and SA. The SA-US Strategic
    Review Process commenced on 19 May 2009
  • The US and SA signed an agreement to collaborate
    in the research and development of
    next-generation nuclear technologies on the
    sidelines of the IAEA Annual General Conference
    in Vienna on 14 September 2009
  • Secretary Clinton, accompanied by Ambassador
    Goosby, US Global Aids Coordinator, met with
    Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi during her visit
    to discuss better coordination in terms of the
    Presidents Emergency Fund for Aids Relief

Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • USA (cont)
  • SA is one of the major beneficiaries under the
    African Growth and Opportunity Act ( AGOA),
    ranking third after Nigeria and Angola
  • Canada
  • Negotiations on a Bilateral Air Services
    Agreement (BAS) were successfully concluded in
    July 2009. Agreement was reached on the Friendly
    Use of Nuclear Energy and the Customs Mutual
    Assistance Agreement (CMAA) respectively. The
    latter was signed on 30 October 2009

Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Numerous high-level visits were undertaken to
    Cuba within the framework of the SA/Cuban Joint
    Bilateral Commission (JBC)
  • The successful hosting of the NAM Ministerial
    Conference from 25 to 28 April 2009 underlined
    the pivotal role played by Cuba during its
    Presidency and leadership of the Movement
  • President Zuma paid a state visit to Brazil in
    October 2009, and the two Presidents agreed to
    resuscitate the SA-Brazil Joint Commission as a
    forum for bilateral co-operation and the
    establishment of a Strategic Partnership
  • There was increased contact between SA and
    Argentina, with many SA delegations visiting
    Argentina in 2009-10 to pursue matters related to
    their specific areas of function
  • SA actively participated in the 2nd Africa
    South America (ASA) Summit that was held from
    22-27 September 2009 on the island of Margarita,

Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • Europe
  • Western Europe
  • South Africas foreign policy objectives were
    promoted during the following structured
  • - SA/Ireland Partnership Forum
  • - Finnish/SA High-level Consultations
  • - EU-Africa Summit chaired by the Prime
    Minister of Sweden
  • - Belgo/SA Joint Commission
  • - SA/Flanders Joint Commission
  • - Annual Consultations with Spain
  • - Forum for Political Dialogue with France
  • - High-Level consultations with Switzerland
  • - SA/Swedish Bi-National Commission.

Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • Western Europe (cont)
  • Significant support for the Governments five
    priorities was garnered during these structured
  • The following high-level bilateral meetings were
    utilised to engage on a range of international
  • - Prime Minister of The Netherlands at
  • - Prime Minister of Sweden
  • - King and Queen of Norway during their
    State Visit
  • - Prime Minister of Spain
  • - UK Minister for Africa Lord Malloch Brown
    and Deputy President
  • Motlanthe as well as former Minister of
    Foreign Affairs, Dr Dlamini
  • Zuma
  • - State Visit to the UK by President Zuma,
    accompanied by 12
  • Ministers.

Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • Western Europe (cont)
  • Various marketing opportunities were utilised to
    promote economic activities and tourism
  • To showcase SA and promote the World Cup 2010,
    various events and road shows were hosted
    throughout Western Europe
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • SAs bilateral relations with Central and Eastern
    Europe significantly improved over the past year
    through bilateral mechanisms such as Ministerial
    and Officials Political Consultations
  • Minister Nkoana-Mashabane and Deputy Minister van
    der Merwe hosted Ministers from Russia,
    Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Slovenia, and Czech

Strengthen Political and Economic Relations
  • Central and Eastern Europe (cont)
  • The key strategic priorities for Central and East
    Europe were to identify, promote and review the
    implementation of partnerships, agreements and
    projects that will advance the Governments
    national priorities in education, fight against
    crime, rural development, trade, investment and
    technical partnerships for the creation of decent
    work and sustainable livelihoods
  • Bilateral Central and East European Missions
    participated in a number of exhibitions, fairs
    and workshops promoting trade, investment,
    tourism, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and Nelson
    Mandela Day

State Protocol
  • The Department developed the capacity to manage
    and organise a large number of incoming and
    outgoing visits. It became a central point in
    providing protocol advice and support to
    Government departments, NGOs, the private sector
    and the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup LOC
  • The Department coordinated 87 ceremonial events,
    managed 168 incoming and outgoing visits, and
    assisted Provinces and Local Government in
    managing 204 outgoing visits and incoming visits
  • Advisory support for ceremonial events and
    conferences, as well as training and other ad hoc
    support were increasingly requested by Sister
  • The Department enhanced and developed the
    capacity to manage and organise very large
    Summits and conferences, such as
  • - SADC Extraordinary Summits
  • - SA-EU Summit
  • - Four Ministerial Conferences

State Protocol
  • The Department provided protocol support to
    the Local Organising
  • Committee during the FIFA Confederations
    Cup and Final FIFA
  • World Cup Draw. Furthermore, continuous
    Protocol Training was
  • organised in partnership with the
    Organising Committee and the
  • Diplomatic Academy.
  • The State Protocol Lounges facilitated 26
    706 VIPs both in
  • Johannesburg and Cape Town and 8 367
    Diplomats. These
  • statistics confirm the increase in the
    number of dignitaries visiting
  • or passing through the country.
  • Procurement processes for the new State
    Protocol Lounge at King
  • Shaka International Airport in La Mercy,
    Durban were finalized
  • for handing over in June 2010.

State Protocol
  • The diplomatic community in South Africa
    consists of
  • 297 accredited foreign offices and the
    following new
  • offices were established during the year
    under review
  • Embassy of the Republic of Chad
  • Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of
  • Nepal
  • African Development Bank
  • Africa Institute for Environmentally Sound
  • Management of Hazardous and other
  • League of Arab States

Public DiplomacyDIRCOs Public Participation
Programme (PPP)
  • 2009/2010 saw DIRCO resuscitate its Outreach
    Programme (which is now officially called the
    Public Participation Programme (PPP))
  • In rolling out our PPP, the Minister has led
    DIRCO to at least three provinces and met well
    over 2000 students during her University Lectures
    (at the Univ. of Limpopo Rhodes University in
    the Eastern Cape and the Free State University)
  • The Minister also interacted with communities (in
    the context of the Imbizo) in the Free State and
    Limpopo Provinces

  • DIRCO sought to
  • Ensure that the foreign policy of SA and the
    mandate of DIRCO are popularized
  • Ensure that ordinary South Africans can link the
    countrys domestic priorities and the
    Departments international engagements
  • Establish and strengthen relations with the
    Provincial leaderships across the country, i.e.
    EXCO, Legislature, Business, SALGA and Local
  • Ensure that a mutually beneficial engagement is
    established between DIRCO and a host of non-state
    actors, i.e. ordinary public, academia, business,
    cultural and sporting fraternities, religious
    formations, members of the Diaspora, etc

  • Ensure that we are able to solicit the views and
    aspirations of our non-state actors (in order to
    secure their interest in our work and last but
    not least
  • Ensure that we are able to explain the basic
    pre-occupations of our foreign policy and how
    closely intertwined it is with our domestic

The 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • Preparations for a successful hosting of this
  • Generated a positive mood among us Africans, thus
    paving the way for us to seize the opportunity
    for consolidating the African Agenda
  • We believed that at the end of the event,
    Africans will embrace a new-found sense of
  • Such Afro-Optimism we believed will help our
    Continent to regenerate economically,
    politically, socially and technologically.

DFA - Annual Financial Statements 31 March 2010
  • Revenue
  • Annual Allocation R 5,552 billion
  • Other Revenue R23 170R23,170 million
  • Actual Expenditure 2009/10 Financial Year


Programmes Budget Actual Variance
Programmes R000 R000 R000
Programme 1 Administration 1 226 323 1 197 838 28 485
Programme 2 Foreign Relations 2 948 393 2 851 587 96 806
Programme 3 Public Dip Protocol 257 615 252 855 4 760
Programme 4 International Transfers. 1 120 624 1 115 161 5 463
Total (97,6 expended) 5 552 955 5 417 441 135 514
Appropriation per Economic Classification
Economic classification Budget Actual Variance
Economic classification R000 R000 R000
Current payments 3 997 554 3 905 162 92 392
Transfers and Subsidies 1 263 170 1 255 737 7 433
Payment on Capital Assets. 292 231 256 542 35 689
Total (97,6 expended) 5 552 955 5 417 441 135 514
DIRCO Annual Financial Statements 31 March 2010
  • Auditor-Generals Report
  • Unqualified Audit Report and with no matters
    of emphasis

Analysis of Under Expenditure - 2009/10
  • Department utilised 98,55 of its Budget
  • Under expenditure only related to
  • 2010 Shanghai World Expo
  • Capital works projects
  • Pan African Parliament

  • Seamless Data and Voice Migration to new Head
    Office Building
  • Streamlined Departmental procurement processes
    and implemented effective Bid Adjudication
    Committees at Head Office and Missions abroad
  • Relocated to new Head Office Building in Sept 09
    Inauguration of HO Building (OR Tambo Building)
    by President on 10 December 2009
  • Purchase of OR Tambo House in London

Management of Fixed Assets
  • Acquired Official Residence in Washington, the OR
    Tambo house in London and constructed the State
    Protocol Lounge at the King Shaka International
    Airport in La Mercy.
  • Major structural upgrade and renovation to
    official residence and chancery in Washington
  • Construction of Chancery and Official Residences
    in Addis Ababa completed, projects in Abuja
    progressed and Maseru achieved practical
  • Projects in Design in 5 (five) countries
    Lilongwe, Kigali, Dar es Salaam, Gaborone and

Management of Fixed Assets (Continued)
  • A phased approach to enhance the Departments
    asset management function was adopted since the
    enactment of the PFMA
  • The Department conducted valuation of all its
    assets and updated the Fixed Asset Register
  • A Departmental Asset Management policy was
  • During the year under review, the Department
    continued to improve the completeness and
    accuracy of its Fixed Asset Register
  • The Department donated assets that became
    obsolete as a result of the relocation to the new
    building to other government departments. The
    remainder of the assets were disposed through
    public auction.

Programme of ActionRelated to shortcomings
identified in previous Audit
  • Debt Management
  • Process of submitting claims to partner
    departments revamped Memorandum of Understanding
    with departments formalised, which provide
    payment of advances as well as dispute resolution
  • Performance information
  • Framework for monitoring of performance
    information designed. A committee to oversee this
    aspect appointed and Units are preparing their
    quarterly reports and a half yearly review for
    the department done. Quality Assurance Review
    Process in place

Programme of Action
  • Accelerating development and implementation of
    Departmental Policies, processes and procedures
    covering all operational areas within DIRCO
  • Risk management processes to be strengthened
  • Scheduled Audit Committee meetings and Ad-hoc
    Audit Committee meetings on ICT and HR matters
  • Audit Steering Committee Consolidated Internal
    Audit and A-G findings and recommendations to be
    implemented in all missions for uniformity and
    compliance with prescripts
  • ICT Steering Committee established

African Renaissance and International
Cooperation Fund Annual Financial Statements 31
March 2010
  • Revenue and Expenditure
  • Income R 665 256 million
  • Expenditure R 331 000 million
  • Auditor-Generals Report
  • Unqualified Audit Report with no matters of

Consular Services
  • Assisted distressed and destitute South Africans
    abroad whose own access to recourse had become
    limited or non-existent
  • Executed transmission of extradition requests to
    decisive effect on its success
  • Completed development of the Consular Management
  • On-line registration of South Africans travelling
    or residing abroad ROSA was further promoted
  • A total number of 21,504 public documents were
    authenticated for submission in foreign countries

  • The End
  • Thank you