06 December 2018 - NW3742
Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry
(1)What was the total cost of the report of the Agency Rationalisation Report that was prepared for his department by a certain company? (2) has he accepted the findings of the report in respect of each agency as recommended; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW4318E
1. The total cost of the study on the Agency Rationalisation was R487 200.
2. The Department commissioned the Agency Rationalisation Report and the findings were accepted as the study provided a good basis to inform and guide the decision making processes within the Department. One of the main recommendations was to move from a board governance structure to a commission (regulator) structure as boards were found to be generally ineffective. The commission or regulator without a board structure was the decision taken by the Department except for one entity that has a different funding model. Research findings serve as guidelines and may be implemented by the Department.