PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE PRESENTATION OVERVIEW OF STRATEGIC PLANS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS AND ITS ENTITIES

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PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE PRESENTATION


OVERVIEW OF STRATEGIC PLANS OF THE
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
AND ITS ENTITIES


1

LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK FOR PLANNING


National

Treasury

regulations
:

Chapter

5

(Department)

&

Chapter

3

(Entities)



Prepare

a

strategic

plan

with

a

five

year

planning

horizon


Table

annual

performance

plans

with

a

three

year

horizon

consistent

with

the

Medium

Term

Expenditure

Framework


Money

Bills

Procedure

and

Related

Matters

Amendment

Act,

2009

(Act

No

9

of

2009
)



strategic

plans

must

be

tabled

after

the

adoption

of

the

fiscal

framework
.

According

to

the

parliamentary

programme

for

the

first

term

of

2013
,

as

agreed

to

by

the

Joint

Programme

Committee,

the

fiscal

framework

is

scheduled

for

adoption

on

12

March

2013

in

the

National

Assembly
.

The

date

for

the

submission

of

updated

strategic

plans

and

annual

performance

plans

is

therefore

commencing

from

13

March

2013
.

However,

for

the

smooth

running

of

incoming

strategic

plans

and

annual

performance

plans

and

to

ease

the

logistical

challenges,

strategic

and

annual

performance

plans

to

be

submitted

on

Monday,

11

March

2013


Public

Service

regulations
:

Part

3

B


Based

on

the

strategic

plan

of

the

department,

an

executing

authority

shall

determine

the

department’s

organisational

structure

in

terms

of

its

core

and

support

functions
;

grade

proposed

new

jobs

according

to

the

job

evaluation

system
;

define

the

posts

necessary

to

perform

the

relevant

functions

2

Section

24

(b)

of

the

Constitution
:



All

South

Africans

have

a

Constitutional

right

to

an

environment

that

is

not

harmful

to

their

health

or

well
-
being,

and

to

have

the

environment

protected,

for

the

benefit

of

present

and

future

generations

Departmental Mandate



TOP SECRET

3

3

Legislative Framework



National Environmental Management Act, 1998


regulatory framework for
the management and protection of environmental resources and coordination in
relation thereto.


National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, 2003
-

regulates protected areas in South Africa. (
SANParks
)


National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, 2004
-

regulates air
quality



National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004
-

regulates
and sets out the mechanisms for managing and conserving South Africa’s
biodiversity, its components and institutions (SANBI)


National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008
-

regulates waste
management; provides for national norms and standards for regulating the
management of waste by all spheres of government; and provides for the licensing
and control of waste management activities.


National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management
Act, 2008 (Act No. 24 of 2008)
-

establishes a system of integrated coastal and
estuarine management in the Republic; ensures that development and the use of
natural resources within the coastal zone is socially and economically justifiable and
ecologically sustainable; determines the responsibilities of organs of state in relation
to coastal areas; controls dumping at sea, pollution in the coastal zone.






4

Legislative Framework



World Heritage Convention Act

1999
(iSimangaliso)


South African Weather Services Act no 8 of 2001
(SAWS)







5

VOTE 30 ENE PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

6

1.
Administration
:

Provide

leadership,

strategic

centralised

administration

and

executive

support,

corporate

services

and

facilitate

effective

cooperative

governance,

international

relations

and

environmental

education

and

awareness

2.
Legal,

Authorisations

and

Compliance
:

Promote

the

development

of

an

enabling

legal

regime,

licencing/authorisation

system

that

will

promote

enforcement

and

compliance
.

3.
Oceans

and

Coasts
:

Promote,

manage

and

provide

strategic

leadership

on

oceans

and

coastal

conservation

4.
Climate

Change

and

Air

Quality

Management
:

Improve

air

and

atmospheric

quality,

lead

and

support,

inform,

monitor

and

report

efficient

and

effective

international,

national

and

significant

provincial

and

local

responses

to

climate

change

(South

African

Weather

Service)

5.
Biodiversity

and

Conservation
:

Ensure

the

regulation

and

management

of

all

biodiversity,

heritage

and

conservation

matters

in

a

manner

that

facilitates

sustainable

economic

growth

and

development
.
(South

African

National

Parks,

South

African

National

Biodiversity

Institute,

Isimangaliso

Wetland

Authority

Park)

6.
Environmental

Programmes
:

Implementation

of

expanded

public

works

and

green

economy

projects

in

the

environmental

sector
.

7.
Chemicals

and

Waste

Management

:

Manage

and

ensure

that

chemicals

and

waste

management

policies

and

legislation

are

implemented

and

enforced

in

compliance

with

chemicals

and

waste

management

authorisations,

directives

and

agreements
.


7

Vision

Values

Vision

Values

Passion

Mission

Behaviors

Proactive

Integrity

Performance

People
-
centric

DEA GOALS : 2013/2014
-

2017/2018

The

departmental

goals

have

not

changed

since

2012
/
13

Financial

year






Goal

1
:

Environmental

assets

conserved,

valued,

sustainably

used,



protected

and

continually

enhanced
.


Goal

2
:

Enhanced

socio
-
economic

benefits

and

employment

creation

for



the

present

and

future

generations

from

a

healthy

environment


Goal

3
:


A

Department

that

is

fully

capacitated

to

deliver

its

services



efficiently

and

effectively























8

Equitable and sound
corporate governance


Efficient and Effective
Information Technology
service

Promote and enhance
livelihoods through
access, fair and equitable
sharing of benefits arising
from the use of biological
resources

Improved socio
-
economic
benefits within the
environmental sector

Proactive
efforts to ensure
Intergrity
of the environment

Biodiversity
conserved and
protected

Ecosystem services
restored and maintained

Cleaner and
healthy Air

Potential negative
impacts of all
significant
developments
prevented or managed

A fair contribution to
the global effort to
stabilise GHG
concentrations in the
atmosphere facilitated

Strengthened science
programmes for
integrated oceans and
coastal management

Ocean and Coastal
Environment protected
and conserved

Inevitable climate
change impacts
effectively managed

Improved Service
Standards

Improved compliance with environmental legislation

Improved sector education and
awareness

Effective knowledge and
information management
for the sector

Effective cooperative governance
and local government support

Adequate and
appropriately skilled
staff

Secure, harmonious,
transformed and conducive
working environment

People Centric
Approach in
environmental
management

Improved access to information

Enhanced International governance,
instruments and agreements
supportive of SA environmental and
sustainable development priorities

Solid base for
Performance


driven organisation

Our

Passion
for the environment enables delivery on our Mandate

Vision: A prosperous and equitable society living in harmony with our natural resources

Mission: Providing leadership in environmental management, conservation and protection towards sustainability
for the benefit of South Africans and the global community

Enhanced
environmental
contribution
towards National
Sustainable
development

Less waste better
managed

Impacts of chemicals
better managed

9

Administration

10


Equitable

and

sound

corporate

governance



Improved

access

to

information



Adequate

and

appropriately

skilled

staff


Secure,

harmonious,

transformed

and

conducive

working

environment



Efficient

and

Effective

Information

Technology

service


Improved

sector

education

and

awareness



Enhanced

international

governance,

instruments

and

agreements

supportive

of

SA

environmental

and

sustainable

development

priorities


Effective

knowledge

and

information

management

for

the

sector


Effective

cooperative

governance

and

local

government

support


11

Legal Authorisations Compliance and
Enforcement


Improved

compliance

with

environmental

legislation


Potential

negative

impacts

of

all

significant

developments

prevented

or

managed

National Environmental Compliance
and Enforcement
Lekgotla


12

Oceans and Coasts


Ocean

and

coastal

environment

protected

and

conserved


Strengthened

science

programmes

for

integrated

oceans

and

coastal

management

13

Climate change and air quality


Cleaner

and

healthy

air



A

fair

contribution

to

the

global

effort

to

stabilize

GHG

concentrations

in

the

atmosphere

facilitated



climate

change

impacts

effectively

managed





Mandate

of

SAWS


To

maintain,

extend

and

improve

the

quality

of

meteorological

service

for

the

benefit

of

all

South

Africans
;


To

provide

public

good

services

and

commercial

services

to

all

South

Africans
;


To

ensure

the

ongoing

collection

of

meteorological

data

over

South

Africa

and

surrounding

southern

oceans

for

the

use

by

current

and

future

generations
;


To

be

the

long
-
term

custodian

of

a

reliable

national

climatological

record



SAWS

Established in accordance with the South African Weather Services
Act no 8 of 2001

14

15

Biodiversity and Conservation


Biodiversity

conserved,

protected

and

threats

mitigated


Fair

access

and

equitable

sharing

of

benefits

from

biological

resources

promoted

16

SANPARKS

A

Public

Entity

functioning

under

National

Environmental

Management
:

Protected

Areas

Act

57

of

2003

Mandate

of

SANParks



To

conserve,

protect

,control

and

manage

national

parks

and

other

defined

protected

areas

and

their

biological

diversity

(biodiversity)
;




17

SANBI



The

mandate

of

SANBI


To

play

a

leading

role

in

South

Africa’s

national

commitment

to

biodiversity

management,

now

and

into

the

future
.





Established

on

1

September

2004

in

terms

of

the

National

Environmental

Management
:

Biodiversity

Act

(Act

10

of

2004
)
.

18

iSimingaliso

Wetland Park



Established

in

terms

of

the

World

Heritage

Convention

Act

1999

(Act

No

1

of

1999
)
-

inscribed

as

a

World

Heritage

site

In

December

1999



Mandate


To

protect,

conserve

and

present

the

Park


To

promote

and

facilitate

optimal

tourism

and

related

development

in

Park


To

empower

historically

disadvantaged

adjacent

communities

19

Environmental Programmes and Projects


Improved

socio
-
economic

benefits

within

the

environmental

sector


Ecosystems

services

restored

and

maintained



Enhanced

contribution

of

the

environment

al

sector

towards

sustainable

development

and

transition

to

a

green

economy


20

Chemicals and waste management


Less

waste

that

is

better

managed



Impacts

of

chemicals

better

managed

21

PUBLIC ENTITIES GOVERNANCE AND
OVERSIGHT

PLANNING & REPORTING REQUIREMENTS


Submit

a

budget

of

estimated

revenue

and

expenditure

for

approval

by

the

Minister

(End

of

September

each

year)
.



1
st

Draft

Strategic

Plan

(Mid

August

each

year

for

Submission

to

treasury

and

Department

of

Monitoring

and

Evaluation)


2
nd

Draft

Strategic

Plan

(Mid

November

for

analysis

by

department

and

submission

to

treasury

and

Department

of

Monitoring

and

Evaluation)


Strategic

Plan

finalised

for

submission

to

the

Minister

(End

of

January

each

year)
.


According

to

Treasury

Regulations

30
.
1
.
4

-

The

Minister

may

request

additional

information

to

be

included

in

the

Entity’s

strategic

plan
.

These

may

include

special

requirements

in

allocation

letters

of

entities
.


22


Should

the

approved

strategic

plan

be

amended,

the

Minister

must

approve

those

amendments


DEA

provides

planning

and

reporting

templates

to

entities
.

However,

entities

are

at

liberty

to

customise

template

but

ensure

coverage

of

the

required

fields


DEA

develops

an

overarching

Human

Resource

Management

Framework

for

the

entities
.

However

it

is

it

is

the

responsibility

of

each

entity

to

develop

their

own

specific

human

resource

management

plan


Quarterly

reporting

on

the

extent

of

compliance

with

the

PFMA

(Financial

performance)


Quarterly

reporting

with

regard

to

effective

performance


Quarterly

monitoring

of

Compliance

to

special

conditions

stipulated

in

allocation

letters


Annual

Financial

Statements
:

end

of

May

to

Auditor
-
General


Annual

Report

end

of

August

to

Parliament

PLANNING & REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

23

GOVERNANCE, ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Board

Members

are

appointed

in

terms

of

relevant

legislation


A

departmental

representative

to

be

a

permanent

member

of

the

Entities’

boards


The

roles

and

functions

of

each

Board

are

determined

by

the

Act

that

establishes

the

Entity



CEOs

of

Entities

are

appointed

by

cabinet

on

Minister’s

recommendation
.

The

department

facilitates

the

process



Minister

may

add

special

requirements

in

allocation

letters

of

entities
.



DEA

CFO

should

to

remain

an

ex
-
officio

member

of

Entities’

audit

committees

as

her

role

is

to

represent

the

interest

of

the

department

(the

extension

of

DEA)

&

provide

oversight

for

the

department




24

DEA STRUCTURE

25

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