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Presentation to the Portfolio Committee 25 MAY 2011

Presentation to the Portfolio Committee 25 MAY 2011

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Presentation to the Portfolio Committee 25 MAY 2011

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  1. Presentation to the Portfolio Committee 25 MAY 2011

  2. QUARTELY REPORT – 31 MARCH 2011 • Financial overview • Appropriation R4, 715 billion • Actual expenditure (31/03/2011) R 4, 395 billion • Spending represents 93.2% of Adjusted Appropriation. 22

  3. PROGRAMME 1: ADMINISTRATION • Final Appropriation R1,279 billion • Actual expenditure (31/03/2011) R 1,057 billion • Actual spending recorded at 83% of appropriation. • Reasons for under-spending: • CAPEX Projects: • Washington • SA House – London • Abuja 33

  4. PROGRAMME 1: ADMINISTRATION • 1. Washington: • The Government of the RSA purchased the Chancery & O.R in Washington October 1940. No major renovations have been done since the purchase of properties, which have led the systems of the facilities to become outdated & worn beyond repair. The Embassy has also grown to such an extent that all DIRCO & partner department staff could not be housed in the Chancery, resulting in another building being rented for the use of partner departments as well as for immigration & civic services. • DIRCO conceptualized upgrading project, estimated to cost R 206 million as a multi-year project. • Design Phase of the project completed in 2010 • DIRCO had expected to, in the 2010/11 financial year, receive approval for the design from the local authorities, appoint a contractor & commence with construction works. • As the buildings are both historical buildings, changes to the buildings are subject to legislation & requires a detailed public participation process prior to building plans being approved. This led to significant delays in finalizing the design & obtaining approval from the local authorities. 44

  5. PROGRAMME 1: ADMINISTRATION • SA House – London • DIRCO commenced in 2010/11 financial year with project to refurbish 2 passenger & 1 goods elevator in SA House, London.  • Work entailed the complete refurbishment & upgrade of the hoisting equipment as well as the lift cabins. Jackson Lift Group was appointed to do the work. • Shortly after work on the lifts commenced asbestos was found in the area. Asbestos is a hazardous material that is legislated against in most European countries. In terms of the law, DIRCO had to appoint a specialist to conduct studies to determine the extent of the asbestos & the recommended manner in which it needs to be dealt with. Based on the study & recommendations, the asbestos had to be removed by a specialist contractor, which resulted in work on the refurbishment being unavoidably delayed. 55

  6. PROGRAMME 1: ADMINISTRATION • 3. Abuja • Construction of Chancery & O.R in Abuja commenced in 2009 & has, since inception, been plagued by slow overall construction progress made by the contractor as well as claims for extension of time. • High level Departmental intervention with the Chief Executive Officer of the construction company, which resulted in completion of the O.R in October 2010. • Due to the construction environment in Nigeria as well as the DIRCO’s specific security & ICT requirements, at least 95% of the materials & equipment needed in the project is imported, which caused further delays in the completion of the Chancery. • The construction of the Chancery has, at end March 2011, largely been completed & hand over & relocation of staff is expected to take place in the first half of 2011/12. 66

  7. PROGRAMME 2: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS • Final Appropriation R 2 386 billion • Actual expenditure (31/03/2011) R 2 379 billion • Actual spending recorded at 100% of appropriation. 77

  8. PROGRAMME 3: STATE PROTOCOL &PUBLIC DIPLOMACY • Final Appropriation R 222, 6 million • Actual expenditure (31/03/2011) R 204, 7 million • Actual spending recorded at 92% of appropriation. Reasons for under-spending • Upgrading of Public Diplomacy to Branch • Chief of State Protocol post vacant for most of the financial year 88

  9. PROGRAMME 4: INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS • Appropriation R828, 2 million • Actual expenditure (31/03/2011) R754, 9 million • Actual spending recorded at 91.2% of appropriation. Reasons for under-spending • The following payments were processed post 31/12/2010 • African Union R 37 715 million • SADC R 35 562 million R 73 277 million • Exchange rates – Membership fees • Assessments – Peace Keeping 99

  10. Thank you 1010