PanSALB Annual Report Presentation (2013/2014)DATE: 15 October 2014VENUE: PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON ARTS & CULTURE, PARLIAMENT PRESENTED BY: Prof Mbulungeni Madiba (Chairperson)Prof Wannie Carstens (Deputy Chairperson)
TABLE OF CONTENTS • Purpose • Constitution of the Republic • PanSALB’s Mandate • Governing Legislations • Structure of PanSALB • Overview of PanSALB Strategy • Overview of staff establishment • PanSALB committees • Challenges • Recommendations
PURPOSE OF THE PRESENTATION • To give an overview of PanSALB’s Annual Report for 2013/204
CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC • Constitution Act 108 of 1996 section 6(4) states that the national government and provincial government, by legislation and other measures, must regulate and monitor their use of official languages. Without detracting from the provisions of sub section 2, all official languages must enjoy parity of esteem and must be treated equally. • Constitution provides for the establishment of the Pan South African Language Board
PANSALB MANDATE The Pan South African Language Board was created by the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act 108 of 1996. In terms of section 6(5) of the said Constitution, it states that a Pan South African Language Board be established by national legislation which must: (a) Promote and create conditions for, the development and use of- (i) all official languages; (ii) the Khoi, Nama and San languages; and (iii) South African Sign language; and (b) Promote and ensure respect for- (i) all languages commonly used by communities in South Africa.
OTHER GOVERNING LEGISLATIONS • PanSALB act as amended; • The use of the official language act; • Norms and rules; • Articles of associations for PanSALB structures: • Memorandum of association; • PLCs • NLBs • NLUs • PFMA • Treasury regulations • Public services Regulations • Companies Act
THE PUBLIC FINANCE MANAGEMENT ACT 1 OF 1999 • The PFMA Act lists PanSALB as a schedule 1 institution meaning that it is one of the Institutions that Support Democracy, which is not the case in the Constitution as already indicated.
THE PANSALB ACT OF 1995 AS AMENDED IN 1999 • The PanSALB Act as amended serves as a guideline to the PanSALBs operations and also touches on aspects of governance as well. • The amendments made on the PanSALB Act implies that PanSALB is a schedule 3A Public Entity as it gives the Minister the authority to appoint and disband the PanSALB Board as per the Act. This also creates a contradiction to the PFMA.
INTRODUCTION In terms of the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) Act No. 59 of 1995 as amended, the organisation is mandated to: a) make recommendations with regard to any proposed or existing legislation, practice or policy dealing directly or indirectly with language matters at any level of government, and with regard to any proposed amendments to or the repeal or replacement of such legislation, practice or policy; b) make recommendations to organs of state at all levels of government where it considers such action advisable for the adoption of measures aimed at the promotion of multilingualism within the framework of the Constitution; c) actively promote an awareness of multilingualism as a national resource; d) actively promote the development of the previously marginalized languages;
INTRODUCTION CONT. e) initiate studies and research aimed at promoting and creating conditions for the development and use of (i) all the official languages of South Africa, (ii) the Khoe and San languages and (iii) South African Sign Language; f) promote and ensure respect for all other languages commonly used by communities in South Africa; g) advise on the coordination of language planning in South Africa; h) facilitate cooperation with language planning agencies outside South Africa; i) establish provincial language committees and national language bodies to advise it on any language matter affecting a province or a specific language; and j) Establish national lexicography units to operate as companies limited by guarantee under section 21 of the Companies Act (No. 61 of 1973), and to allocate funds to the units for the fulfilment of their functions.
VISION “A nation that acts intentionally about its mother languages / tongue while promoting multilingualism”
MISSION • “To provide language products and services that lead to equitable use of all South African languages including Khoi, Nama & San Languages and Sign Language, with a special emphasis on languages that were previously marginalised. This will be achieved by developing, preserving, promoting, protecting language rights, and fostering respect for Language.”
PANSALBPROGRAMMES Programme 1 – Administration Programme 2 – Business Development Programme 3 – Public Engagement
PROGRAMME 1 – ADMINISTRATION Purpose: To coordinate the provision of support services to all divisions within PanSALB: • Leadership • Corporate Services • Finance and Budgets • Policy Regulation, LHR, Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Services
PROGRAMME 2 – BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Purpose: To ensure that PanSALB meets the needs of its clients • Languages Services • Composition: • National Language Bodies (NLBs); • National Lexicography Units (NLUs); • Provincial Language Committees (PLCs) • Technical support services (TSS);
PROGRAMME 3 – PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT Purpose: To coordinate the provision of support services to all divisions within PanSALB; • Public Engagement • Composition: • Provincial Office Co-ordination;
BUSINESSMODEL Monitoring and Evaluation P R OMOTI ON Research Develop Use Customer Language Rights
CHALLENGES ON PRESENTING THE REPORT PanSALB 2013/18 strategy was: • Not approved by the Minister of Arts and Culture; • Misaligned (not in line with SMART principles) • Not specific; • Not measurable; • Not achievable; • Not realistic.
CHALLENGES ON PRESENTING THE REPORT • Lack of congruence between the actual performance and reported performance; • Language and editing problems • Lack of consultation of staff • Lack of staff involvement and ownership
CHALLENGES/UNDERPERFORMANCE • Lack of audit, risk and ICT committee; • Unable to implement PanSALB strategy; • Non-compliance with legal prescripts; • Auditor General’s disclaimer • Skills mismatch; • Underutilization of resources; • No internal Audit; • Bloated structure; • Equity vs. Work skills plan; • Languages Unit budget allocation for structures utilised by Leadership Programme; • (97 185m); • Linguistic Human Rights Tribunal had no budget allocation due to lack of planning; • Overspending of the allocated budget for 2013/14 due to: • Lack of planning; • Misappropriation of funds; • Mismanagement; Wednesday, 15 October 2014
REMEDIAL ACTIONS TO ADDRESS UNDERPERFORMANCE Wednesday, 15 October 2014
OVERVIEW OF EXPENDITURE Actual expenditure 2013/14 • Operations: 15 245m • Personnel costs: 55 573m • Administrative expenses: 10 545m • Transfers and Subsidiaries: 16 609m Total: 97 972m Grant 2013/14 • Allocation for 2013/14 was 78,180 m • Conditional grant of 17,5m Total grant: 95 680m PanSALB showed an overspending of (2 292m) PanSALB had a Shortfall of 38 million in 2013/2014 budget