President Zuma appoints Inter-Ministerial Committees

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has appointed Inter-Ministerial Committees (IMCs) that will form part of the new government system of the fifth democratic administration.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of the President’s pronouncement of the Ministerial Clusters, which will improve government performance.

The IMCs are appointed by the President (and in certain instances by Cabinet) for specific purposes that require the attention and dedication of a team of certain ministers.

The Presidency on Thursday explained that the mandate of the IMCs is limited to the matter that they are established to execute.

The new IMCs are as follows:

IMC on the Prevention and Combating of Corruption

The purpose of this anti-corruption IMC is to coordinate and oversee the work of state organs aimed at fighting the scourge of corruption in the public and private sectors.

It comprises the following ministers:

Jeff Radebe, the Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, who serves as a convenor and chair;

Michael Masutha, Justice and Correctional Services

David Mahlobo, State Security

Nkosinathi Nhleko, Police

Pravin Gordhan, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Collins Chabane, Public Service and Administration

Malusi Gigaba, Home Affairs

Nhlanhla Nene, Finance

Bathabile Dlamini, Social Development

IMC on Information and Publicity

The IMC will be responsible for championing and coordinating the work of government with regards to communicating programmes to the nation at large, as well as branding and marketing the country to the citizens and the world.

The IMC comprises the following ministers:

Jeff Radebe, the Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, who will serve as the convenor and chair

Faith Muthambi, Communications

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, International Relations and Cooperation

Rob Davies, Trade and Industry

Nhlanhla Nene, Finance

Pravin Gordhan, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Nomvula Mokonyane, Water and Sanitation

Derek Hanekom, Tourism

Edna Molewa, Environmental Affairs

Bathabile Dlamini, Social Development

Gugile Nkwinti, Rural Development and Land Reform

Collins Chabane, Public Service and Administration

Inter-Ministerial Service Delivery Task Team

The purpose of the Inter-Ministerial Service Delivery Task Team is to fast-track service delivery in areas where there are bottlenecks, quickly respond to areas where there are service delivery problems and ensure that general service delivery is improved.

The Service Delivery Task Force comprises the following ministers:

Pravin Gordhan, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, who serves as the convenor and chair

Lindiwe Sisulu, Human Settlements

Nomvula Mokonyane, Water and Sanitation

Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Energy

Malusi Gigaba, Home Affairs

Lynne Brown, Public Enterprises

Dipuo Peters, Transport

Gugile Nkwinti, Rural Development and Land Reform

Angie Motshekga, Basic Education

Aaron Motsoaledi, Health

Jeff Radebe, Planning, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency.

IMC on State Funerals

The purpose of the Funerals IMC is to oversee the organisation of State Funerals.

The IMC comprises the following ministers:

Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, who serves as the convenor and chair

Nkosinathi Nhleko, Police

Thulas Nxesi, Public Works

David Mahlobo, State Security

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, International Relations and Cooperation

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakul, Defence and Military Veterans

Dipuo Peters, Transport

IMC on the Revitalisation of Distressed Mining Communities

The purpose of the IMC is to drive and oversee the implementation of the Special Presidential Package (SPP) for the revitalisation of distressed mining communities.

The following four focus areas have been identified as requiring special attention:

  • Integrated and sustainable human settlements in mining towns and in the Labour Sending Areas (LSAs).
  • Improved socio-economic conditions of mine communities and the LSAs.
  • Improved working conditions of mine workers.
  • Ensuring decent living conditions for mine workers and meaningful contribution to the development trajectory of mining towns and the LSAs.

The IMC comprises the following ministers:

Jeff Radebe, the Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, who serves as a convenor and chair;

Ngoako Ramathlodi, Mineral Resources

Rob Davies, Trade and Industry

Nkosinathi Nhleko, Police

Bathabile Dlamini, Social Development

Pravin Gordhan, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Nomvula Mokonyane, Water and Sanitation

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Defence and Military Veterans

Mildred Oliphant, Labour

David Mahlobo, State Security

Aaron Motsoaledi, Health

Nhlanhla Nene, Finance

Lindiwe Sisulu, Human Settlements

Ebrahim Patel, Economic Development

Susan Shabangu, Minister in the Presidency: Women.

Short term IMCs

The President has also established the following short-term IMCs dedicated to organising certain high level events:

  • The Inter-Ministerial Committee on the Smart Partnership Dialogue.
  • The IMC on the Commonwealth Partnership for Technology Management (CPTM) Smart Partnership Dialogue will oversee the organisation of the Smart Partnership Dialogue, which will take place for the first time in South Africa from 14-17 October 2014.

The Dialogue will serve as a platform for SMART partners, including Heads of State and Government, business leaders, scientists, academics and others, to discuss ideas and experiences related to Science, Technology and Innovation for socio-economic transformation and development.

The IMC is chaired by the Minister in The Presidency for Planning, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation and consists of the following Ministers:

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, International Relations and Cooperation

Rob Davies, Trade and Industry

Siyabonga Cwele, Telecommunications and Postal Services

Faith Muthambi, Communications

Naledi Pandor, Science and Technology

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Defence and Military Veterans

Ebrahim Patel, Economic Development

Lynne Brown, Public Enterprises

Lindiwe Zulu, Small Business Development

Dipuo Peters, Transport

Thulas Nxesi, Public Works

Nhlanhla Nene, Finance

Derek Hanekom, Tourism

Nkosinathi Nhleko, Police and

David Mahlobo, State Security.

20 Years of Freedom

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on the 20 Years of Freedom and Democracy is chaired by the Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa and consists of the following ministers:

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Defence and Military Veterans

Pravin Gordhan, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, International Relations and Cooperation

Dipuo Peters, Transport

Lynne Brown, Public Works

Derek Hanekom, Tourism

Nhlanhla Nene, Finance

Nkosinathi Nhleko, Police and

Jeff Radebe, Presidency: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.

"We wish the members of these committees all the success in the execution, streamlining and coordination of the work of government for faster and better results,” said President Zuma. – SAnews.gov.za

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