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Ad Hoc Committee on Parliament and Provincial Medical Aid Scheme
Election of Chairpersons; Committee Mandate; Medical Aid Scheme Act: Content Advisor/Reseacher input
2 May 2018
The Committee Secretary said the Ad Hoc Committee had been jointly established by the National Assembly (NA) and the National Council of Province (NCOP) to inquire into the Parliamentary and Provincial Medical Aid Scheme (Parmed) Act 28 of 1975. Because the meeting had started an hour late, it was decided ...
DIRCO & African Renaissance Fund 2018/19 Annual Performance Plan; with Deputy Minister
25 Apr 2018
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) would be experiencing substantial cuts for the 2018/19 fiscal year. With the economy currently vulnerable to global fluctuations, the Department was struggling financially to fulfill its mandates. The first reduction would affect locally recruited personnel (LRPs) at the Department’s overseas missions in ...
UN Security Council reform: DIRCO briefing, with Deputy Ministers
14 Mar 2018
The Committee received a briefing from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) on reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and South Africa's candidacy for non-permanent membership.
DIRCO felt that it was high time for reform to take place in the UNSC as there was an imbalance ...
DIRCO implementation of Committee recommendations
28 Feb 2018
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation briefed the Committee on progress over the implementation of Committee recommendations as contained in the Budgetary Review Recommendations Report (BRRR) 2016/17
The Committee was presented with the Department’s responses to recommendations made in its Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report 2016/17.
- Recommendation: Deal ...
Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges; Diplomatic Mission Structure, with Deputy Minister
21 Feb 2018
The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, companied by DIRCO officials, provided a briefing on the privileges and immunities represented in the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the functional immunities outlined in the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. The exercise sought to observe how these immunities ...
Committee Report on Canada Study Tour & Oversight of South Africa’s international relations policy in Ottawa
31 Jan 2018
Relevant documents: Draft Report of Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation on Study Tour to Ottawa, Canada
Draft Report of Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation on conducting oversight on implementation and execution of South Africa’s international relations policy in Ottawa, Canada [Committee reports available under Tabled Reports once ...
DIRCO & African Renaissance Fund Quarter 1 & 2 performance
29 Nov 2017
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) briefed the Committee on their Quarter 1 and 2 Performance that spans April to September 2017. Performance indicators of five programmes were presented during quarter one and two, in addition to the financial performance of each programme.
The Committee was disappointed at ...
Zimbabwe and Lesotho: DIRCO briefing; Foreign Service Bill: SA Association of Former Ambassadors, Stats SA & Departments input
22 Nov 2017
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) provided the Committee with an updated overview of the current political situations in the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Kingdom of Lesotho.
The presentation on Zimbabwe elaborated on speculation of what would happen after Robert Mugabe, the former President, announced his resignation. ...
Foreign Service Bill: COGTA + SARS input
15 Nov 2017
The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) presented its input on the Foreign Service Bill. It supported the goal of the Bill to align international relations activities between the three spheres of government, and to regulate Foreign Service benefits. On issues related to municipal activities, six general issues ...
Foreign Service Bill: Labour, Agriculture & Health Departments Input
1 Nov 2017
Comments on the Foreign Service Bill 2015 were received from the Department of Labour, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and the Department of Health.
The Department of Labour’s comments were premised on the its experience and interaction with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation in order to provide ...