Question NW2838 to the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

Share this page:

05 November 2018 - NW2838

Profile picture: Mackenzie, Mr C

Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

(1) What are the requirements relating to (a) academic qualifications and (b) experience for the position of Deputy Director-General of International Affairs and Trade in his department; (2) Whether a certain person (name furnished) fulfilled the academic qualification and experience requirements; if not, why was the specified person appointed to the specified position; if so, (a) which (i) degree did the person obtain and (ii) university awarded the degree and (b) in which year was the degree awarded?


I have been informed by the Department as follows:-

  1. A relevant post graduate qualification at National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 8 as recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

(b) 8 to 10 years of experience at Senior Management Level of which at least 5 years of experience must be with International Relations and in foreign policy.


  1. Yes

(a)(i) Baccalaureus Artium Honores in International Studies

(a)(ii) Rhodes University

(b) 1999

Approved/ not approved

Dr Siyabonga Cwele, MP

Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services


Source file