PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS

QUESTION NO.: 135
Date.: 24 Apr 2013

Mr L Ramatlakane (Cope) to ask the Minister for the Public Service and Administration:

Mr L Ramatlakane (Cope) to ask the Minister for the Public Service and Administration: Whether, following the departmental report in relation to the implementation of section 100(1)(b) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, in provinces, any improvements have been recorded regarding (a) coordination of administration and (b) coordination by provincial cabinets; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

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REPLY


The management of section 100(1)(b) interventions will in the absent of a legislation contemplated in section 100 (3) pose a challenge to National Government. However, it was imperative under the circumstances that Cabinet had to take this drastic steps to bring departments under administration back to normality.

It is crucial and imperative for the Offices of the MEC, the Minister, the Administrator and the HoD to cooperate with each other as cordially and respectfully as possible in order to bring about sustainable solutions to the triggers of the intervention.

In Limpopo where five departments are under administration, there is a significant improvement in cooperation between the Administrators and the Heads of Department as reflected by the incorporation of the recovery plan projects into the departmental Operational and Annual Performance Plans which have been approved by the HODs and MECs. The HODs are now participating in the Intervention Team Coordinating Steering Committee meetings. This will ensure sustainability and continuity of the implementation of the interventions beyond the administration.

However, it is important to point out that the Provincial Executive Council feels that they are not properly briefed as a collective regarding the activities of the intervention team. It is an area that the Inter-Ministerial Committee will address to ensure sustainability of the intervention team solutions.


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