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  • Governance and Administration ClusterPresentation to the Portfolio Committee

    11 November 2009

  • Presentation outline

    Structure of the G&A Cluster

    Progress in implementation of POA

    Key issues

    Governance barometer

    Concluding remarks*

  • Structure of the G&A ClusterChairperson Home Affairs Deputy Chairperson Public Service and AdministrationMembers:Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsMinister of Justice and Constitutional DevelopmentMinister of FinanceMinister in The Presidency: Performance Monitoring and Evaluation and Administration


  • Reporting on the POAPresentation to Portfolio Committee outlining the G&A POA on 16 September 2009

    Cluster presentation to G&A Cabinet Committee on progress in implementing the POA on 27 October 2009

    Cluster reports considered by Cabinet on 4 November 2009

    Media briefing by Chairperson of G&A Ministerial Cluster (Minister of Home Affairs)*

  • Programme of Action

    G&A Programme of Action derived from MTSF priorities

    Capacity for planning and M&E at the centre of governmentStrengthen Human Resource CapacityLeadership and Management Development ProgrammesImprove financial managementLocal government capacity buildingThusong Service CentresImprovement of frontline officesAnti-CorruptionImplement PAIA and PAJABuilding Partnership; andStrengthen democratic institutions *

  • Capacity for planning and M&E at the centre of government (1)*

  • Capacity for planning and M&E at the centre of government (2)*

  • Strengthen Human Resource Capacity (1)*

  • Strengthen Human Resource Capacity (2)*

  • Strengthen Human Resource Capacity (3)*

  • Leadership and Management Development Programmes*

  • Improve financial management *

  • Local Government Capacity Building*

  • Improve frontline offices*

  • Implement PAJA and PAIA (1)*

  • Implement PAJA and PAIA (2)*

  • Building partnership*

  • Strengthen democratic institutions*

  • Key issues

  • Home AffairsRepositioning DHA as a key enabler of national goals relating to security, development and nation building

    Turnaround strategy includes anti-corruption measuresCampaign aimed at valuing and protecting identity and citizenshipPhasing out of late registration of births by the year 2011Initiating discussions with labour, business and depts to develop policy on economic migrantsComprehensive review of permitting policy


  • Restructuring of national governmentWork nearly completeOrganisational structures developed for new and reconfigured deptsResources ring-fenced for transfer Legal transfer of functions the final stepMost depts have already submitted requests for determination to MPSAMineral Resources & Energy and Environmental Affairs and Tourism transfers effected by MPSA determinationAllocation of functions to Economic Development Dept completed Ministry of Women, Children and People with Disabilities and Ministries of National Strategic Planning and Performance Monitoring & Evaluation organisational structures developed*

  • OSDs*Implementation not without challenges relating to correction interpretations and applications of dispensationsSuccessful implementation has heralded a new era and positive relationship between employer and unions

  • State of Local Government Report

    Assessments undertaken between April and August 2009

    National consolidated report compiled

    Overview report - State of Local Government Report compiled

    Analyses the root causes of dysfunctionality in the local sphere

    Frames the case for change*

  • Local Government Turnaround StrategyState of the Local Government Report and LG Turnaround Strategy discussed at Local Government Indaba (21-22 October 2009)

    Will be submitted to Cabinet for approval by December

    LG Turnaround Strategy will be discussed in municipalities January to March 2010

    Guided by provinces, municipalities will craft local area turnaround strategies

    Synchronises with the IDP and budgetary processes for 2010/2011

    Intergovernmental Working Group established (national departments, provincial LG HODs and SALGA) to finalise the LG Turnaround Strategy. *

  • Operation Clean Audit 2014Project launched on 16 July 2009

    Aimed at addressing audit management challenges in provincial departments and municipalities

    Focus on audit findings and queries from the Auditor-General

    Objective to ensure clean audits by 2014

    Provincial launches in 6 provinces since August 2009.

    Coordinating committees established in 4 provinces.


  • Revenue enhancement and debt collectionRevenue Enhancement, Debt Collection and Public Mobilisation Campaign

    A draft Debt Collection & Revenue Enhancement Strategy developed and steering committee established (COGTA, provincial LG depts, National Treasury, SALGA and municipalities) to oversee finalisation of Strategy.

    4th quarter monthly budget statements analysed and debt disaggregated

    Launch of Public Mobilisation Campaign before end of December 2009*

  • Anti-corruption

    Anti-corruption capacity building programmeR20m donor support secured over five yearsCourse developed for general employees to commence Feb-10Courses for ethics officers and law enforcement personnel to commence Aug-10

    Corruption Management Information System (CMIS) delayed by budgetary constraints

    Integrity Management Framework which will deal with gaps in conflict of interest measures being finalised*

  • Single Public ServiceDraft Bill prepared and consulted upon in 2007 and 2008

    Tabled in Parliament in June 2008 and withdrawn in November 2008 for further consultations

    Recent legislative changes, e.g. Local Government Laws Amendment Act 19/2008 to be considered

    If substantial changes to the draft Bill, publication for public comment

    Continue & conclude consultation in Nedlac

    Introduction in Parliament in 2010*

  • Thusong Centres140 Centres operationalService levels3200 services provided by 1200 service providersCentres assisted on average 284 people per day (responses from 101 TSCs)ICT connectivity58 have a Telkom data line (Wide Area Network) installed72 have Local Area Network connections installed44 Centres have bothGeneral Service Counters41 sites identified for General Service Counters and so far 11 have been installedReview of programme completed and being consulted with key stakeholders


  • Community Development WorkersConsultations on policy held in 8 provincesNorth West consultation to be held on 26 NovemberWorking groups established to address funding, governance and management and training, development and career pathingNational Master Plan completedEC and WC have completed provincial master plansReport on Audit of CDW Programme circulated for comment160 vacancies in all provinces, which will not be filled owing to financial constraintsLimpopo has trained 160 new CDWs who will be placed within the programme*

  • Gender and disabilityJobAccess Strategic FrameworkConducted rollout workshops with all provincesDeveloped TOR for establishment of Public Service Disability Forum

    Gender Equality Strategic FrameworkConducted rollout workshops with all provincesGender Indaba held 20-21 August 2009Awards for outstanding women in the public service awardedPublic Service Women Management Week last week of August (Focus on HOD 8-principle Action Plan)*

  • Audit outcomes PSC reportsVarious indicators


  • 2008-09 Audit outcomes Departments, entities and legislatures **As at 05 October 2009, 5 of the 32 not reported on were finalised (one department and 4 entities) *

  • 2008-09 Audit outcomes Departments and legislatures: Comparison between 2008-09 and 2004-05*

  • *Areas Qualified in Annual Financial Statements

  • *Warning Signals

  • Non-compliance with PFMA / Treasury Regulations National and provincial departments*

  • *Audit of Performance Information (AOPI)2008-09 Audit Results - Areas requiring improvement

    Audit findingsNational DepartmentsProvincial DepartmentsLegislatureNon-compliance with regulatory requirements42%57%30%Usefulness of reported performance information42%38%40%Reported performance information not reliable39%52%20%

  • Trends in Financial disclosures 2005/6 to 2007/8

    National Department/Province2005-20062006-20072007-2008No. of forms received as at 30 November 2006% ReceivedNo. of forms received as at 30 November 2007% ReceivedNo. of forms received as at 30 November 2008% ReceivedNational Departments2 02556%2 82170%3 18874%Eastern Cape26262%36071%44680%Free State11338%32893%34792%Gauteng53780%73188%77287%KwaZulu-Natal50583%44369%52176%Limpopo36493%40190%44495%Mpumalanga21396%19578%24090%Northern Cape5340%15492%17797%North West26799%292100%304100%Western Cape25878%35894%37895%Provincial Total2 57274%3 26286%2 99095%Overall Total459773%6 08385%679280%

  • Findings of the OPSC ReportThe PSC assessed how many national and provincial Directors-General (DGs) had submitted their forms and found that out of a sample of forty seven (47), only 30 had submitted their forms by 30 June 2008, representing a disappointing submission rate of 69%.

    These compliance rates expose the Public Service to serious risks and should be dealt with as a matter of urgency. Although the Public Service Regulations places the responsibility of submitting the disclosure forms on the shoulders of Executing Authoritie


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