Question NW2180 to the Minister of Social Development

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04 January 2021 - NW2180

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether she and the Deputy Minister has each employed ministerial special advisor(s); if so, in each case, (a) what is the name of the special advisor, (b) on what date was the advisor appointed, (c) what are the duties of the advisor, (d) at what post level was the appointment made, (e) what is the salary level of the advisor, (f) what is the duration of the employment contract that was entered into with the advisor and (g) what are the reasons they found it necessary to appoint the advisor?


The Deputy Minister has not appointed a special advisor as it is not provided for in Ministerial Handbook.

Only the Minister has appointed a special advisor.

a) Ms ESJS Hlapolosa.

b) 1 July 2019.

c) (i) To advise the Minister on the development of policy that will promote the departments objectives;

(ii) To advise Minister on the exercise or performance of the Ministers powers and duties; and

(iii) To perform any task as may be appropriate in respect of the exercise and performance of the Minister.

d) Compensation level IV.

e) R 1 978 533.00.

f) Fixed term contract linked to the term of office of incumbent Minister, Ms Lindiwe Zulu.

g) As indicated in (c) above, to advise on the development of policy that will promote the Departments objectives.

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