PRESENTATION TO THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION COMPLIANCE WITH THE FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE FRAMEWORK FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2009 – 2010 PRESENTER: MASHWAHLE DIPHOFA, DIRECTOR-GENERAL DATE: 17 NOVEMBER 2010 VENUE: PARLIAMENT
OUTLINE OF THE PRESENTATION • INTRODUCTION • TRENDS IN THE SUBMISSION OF FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES TO THE PSC • COMPLIANCE BY DIRECTORS-GENERAL BY THE DUE DATE • CONCLUSION
INTRODUCTION • On 3 Nov 2010, the PSC made a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration, focusing on its Anti-Corruption Initiatives • The PSC has subsequently been requested by the Committee to make another presentation specifically highlighting compliance with the Financial Disclosures Framework • This presentation thus build on the one made on 3 Nov 2010, and elaborates on progress made with the implementation of the Framework since its inception
TRENDS IN SUBMISSION OF FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES TO THE PSC • The rate of compliance with the Framework has improved from 62% in 2000/1 to 83% in 2009/10, as indicated in the following table: • However, the submission rate by the due date still remains unsatisfactory: • 2007/8 - 48% • 2008/9 – 49% • 2009/10 – 46%
Table 1: Submission of financial disclosure forms for the 2009/2010 financial year as at 31 May 2010
NUMBER OF FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE FORMS RECEIVED FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR: 2009-2010 The breakdown of the submission of the disclosure forms as at 31 October 2010 is reflected in the following Table:
COMPLIANCE BY DIRECTORS-GENERAL BY THE DUE DATE • The compliance rate by the due date of 31 May of the 2009/2010 financial year, by the Directors-General (DGs) for national departments and provinces is not satisfactory. The PSC received financial disclosures of only fifteen (15) Directors-General, out of a total of forty-one (41). • At provincial level seven Directors-General submitted their financial disclosures by the due date. The two outstanding financial disclosures by the due date were from the North West and Northern Cape Provinces. 7
CONCLUSION • The PSC has completed the scrutiny of the disclosure forms for 2008/9, and will soon report to Parliament on its findings. Three critical issues will continue to require the attention of the Executive: • Ensuring that all senior managers submit their disclosures on time • Ensuring that the disclosures are complete and that other interests are not left out • Proactively managing potential conflicts of interests where these have been identified.