12 April 2021 - NW224
Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister in the Presidency
(1)What total number of (a) staff members and (b) political appointees in (i) senior management and (ii) middle management in (aa) The Presidency and (bb) his Office have submitted their financial disclosures by 21 January 2021; (2) what (a) total number of employees including their (i) names and (ii) positions failed to submit their disclosures and (b) actions has been taken in respect of each individual who failed to submit financial disclosures by 21 January 2021?
The 2019/20 Financial Disclosure Period:
1. By 31 August 2020, The Presidency had a 100 % compliance level in terms of all staff members submitting their financial disclosures.
The Breakdown is per financial disclosure category:
a) Members of the Senior Management Service - All 58 submitted their financial disclosures by 30 May 2020.
b) Members in the Middle Management category (MMS12) – all 27 submitted their financial disclosures by 31 July 2020.
c) Members in the Middle Management category (MMS11) – all 51 submitted their financial disclosures by 30 August 2020.
d) Members in the OSD12/Higher category – All 12 submitted their financial disclosures by 31 July 2020.
2. All designated employees submitted their financial disclosures. Please note that the report is on employees’ compliance to the timelines of the Financial Disclosure Framework and not the content/Financial information that was disclosed.
The 100% compliance level pertains to all employees who were employed by The Presidency during the official disclosure period and not employees who joined The Presidency after the disclosure period. All employees who submitted their financial disclosures are employed in terms of the Public Service Act, thus, in all categories there is no definition of a ‘political appointee’. ↑
A member who joined The Presidency in July 2020, submitted his disclosure in August 2020. So in total all 28 MMS12 members submitted their financial disclosures. ↑
Please Note that the Financial Disclosure Framework indicates that a newly appointed designated employee should disclose his/her financial interest 30 days after assumption of duty. An employee became part of MMS11 in October 2020, meaning that currently The Presidency has 52 MMS11 members. The Ethics Office could not register the employee on the Financial Disclosure System in 2020 due to intermittent problems with the system and not due to failure by the employee to disclose his financial interest. ↑