Name & Shame: SA’s 137-strong COP delegation. Fuels carbon footprint.

It’s incredible to think that the South African government is so focused on climate change that it had to send a 137-member delegation to attend the 21st Congress of Parties (COP) event in Paris. And one can only imagine the carbon footprint generated by all those hangers on, in spite of the event focusing on climate change.┬áThe country, more recently downgraded to one level above junk, and on a negative watch according to Standard & Poors, is already facing a spending crisis as costs outstrip supply, but still found enough money to send a bloated crew. What must the students be thinking, now that it’s December, all is forgotten? This obscene expenditure will also burn taxpayers, as many also expect further pain when the budget is delivered next year February. There is a case for attendance but this once again highlights the priorities of current leadership – me, myself and I. Climate change is a debatable problem and solutions to volatile weather conditions are a must, but a team of 10 would have sufficed. This is just another example of excessive expenditure in the wrong places. Below we name and shame all 137 members who were part of the Paris venture, where everything is costed Euros, which at the time of writing was R15.97 to 1. And according to Burgernomics, a Big Mac costs Euro 3.7, you do the maths. – Stuart Lowman

South Africa's Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa (L) listens to French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, President-designate of COP2, during a meeting at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen
South Africa’s Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa (L) listens to French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, President-designate of COP2, during a meeting at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

South African Delegates to COP21, Paris, December 2015

H.E. Ms. Bomo Edna Molewa, Minister, Ministry of Water and Environmental Affairs.

H.E. Mr. Jacob G. Zuma, President, The Presidency.

H.E. Ms. Maite Nkoana Mashabane, Minister, Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

H.E. Ms. Barbara Thomson, Deputy Minister, Department of Environmental Affairs.

H.E. Ms. Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko, Ambassador for Global Affairs, International Relations and Cooperation, South African Government.

Mr. Maesela John Kekana, Chief Director, International Climate Change Relations & Negotiations, Department of Environmental Affairs.

Mr. Alfred James Wills, Deputy Director, General Environmental Advisory Services, Department of Environmental Affairs.

Ms. Judy Francis Beaumont, Deputy Director General: Climate Change & Air Quality, Department of Environmental Affairs.

Ms. Johanna Gertruida Susanna Sandea De Wet, Chief State Law Advisor, Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

Mr. Zaheer Fakir, Chief Director: International Governance, Department of Environmental Affairs.

Mr. Shonisani Mathews Munzhedzi, Chief Director, Climate Change Adaptation, Department of Environmental Affairs.

Mr. Brian Khanyisa Mantlana, Chief Director: Monitoring & Evaluation, Department of Environmental Affairs.

Mr. Christopher Moseki, Specialist Scientist, Dept Water and Sanitation.

Mr. Riaan Aucamp, Act COO, Department of Environmental Affairs .

Ms. Pemy Nosibusiso Gasela, Director: UNFCCC International Climate Change Relations & Negotiations, Department of Environmental Affairs.

Mr. Jacobus Schoeman, Department of International Relation and Cooperation.

Mr. Rabelani Phillip Tshikalanke, Control Environmental Officer, Mitigation, Department of Environmental Affairs.

Ms. Funanani Muremi, Deputy Director: International Climate Change, Department of Environmental Affairs.

Mr. Tsietsi Mahema, Director, Atmospheric Quality Information, Department of Environmental Affairs.

Ms. Mokgadi Audrey Modise, Chief Director, Clean Energy, Department of Energy.

Mr. Vhalinavho Khavhagali, Director, Climate Change Adaptation- Socio- Economic Sectors, Environmental Affairs.

Mr. Mkhuthazi Steleki, Director, Climate Change Development and International Mechanisms, Department of Environmental Affairs.

Ms. Tabisa Fiko, Director, Department of Water and Sanitation.

Mr. Azwimpheleli Mactavish Makwarela, Director, Department of Environmental Affairs.

Mr. Thapelo Clifford Letete, Director, Environmental Affairs.

Mr. Stuart Mangold, Director, Department of Environmental Affairs.

Mr. Rammutele Albinos Modise, Chief Director, Communications Department of Environmental Affairs.

Ms. Zolile Nqayi

Mr. Dumisani Mthembu, Senior Specialist, Multilateral Environmental Agreements, Department of Science & Technology.

Ms. Weyers Jetane, Director, National Intellectual Property Management Office, Department of Science and Technology.

Mr. Thebe Isaac Mamakoko, Senior Energy Negotiator, Department of Energy.

Mr. Rambau Takalani Martin, Acting Director, Designated National Authority, Department of Energy.

Mr. Themba Tenza, Chief Director, Research and Innovation, Department of Transport.

Mr. Themba Nkontwana, Deputy Director, Department of Transport.

Ms. Bopang Khutsoane, Department of Transport.

Ms. Lerato Amanda Lekalakala, Department of Transport.

Mr. Matiga Isaiah Motsepe, Deputy Director, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Ms. Seneo Judith Madikiza, Assistant Director, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Mr. Andile Churchill Mkwalo, Deputy Director Forestry, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Mr. Sibusiso Angelus Michael Dlamini, Department of International Relations & Cooperation.

Mr. Simon Cardy, Deputy Director Climate Change, Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

Mr. Cornelius Van Niekerk Scholtz, State Law Advisor, Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

Ms. Ziphozihle Phelokazi Mgadle, Foreign Service Officer, International Relations and Cooperation Department.

Mr. Inayet Hassan, Deputy Director, Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

Ms. Morgenie Pillay, Deputy Director: Multilateral Organizations, The Department of Trade and Industry.

Ms. Reddi Saloshna, Office of the DDG: Global Governance & Continental Agenda, Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

Ms. Thirnavellie Reddy, Trade Policy Research, Department of Trade and Industry.

Mr. Monde Lategan Mayekiso.

Mr. Xolisa Ngwadla, Competence Area Manager, Global Change, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

Mr. Francois Engelbrecht, Principal Researcher, CSIR.

Mr. Andrew Marquard, Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town.

Ms. Marilyn Rambharos, Manager, Eskom International.

Ms. Lwandle Jackie Mqadi, Manager, Eskom International.

Mr. Richard Sherman, Analyst, Department of Environmental Affairs.

Ms. Mandy Barnett, Executive Director, NIE Adaptation Fund, South African National Biodiversity Institute.

Ms. Debra Roberts, Deputy Head, Environmental Planning Climate Protection, E-Thekwini Municipality.

Ms. Zanele Alvinah Mngadi, Chief of Staff, Environmental Affairs, Department of Environmental Affairs.

Ms. Khadija Magardie, Minister’s Advisor, Department of Environmental Affairs.

Ms. Nontsikelelo Getrude Tiko, Secretary to Deputy Minister, Department of Environmental Affairs.

Mr. Harry Malesela Masenya, Parliamentary Officer, Department of Environmental Affairs.

Ms. Meloney Van Eck, Chief of Staff, Gauteng: Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Mr. Lebogang Isaac Maile, MEC, Gauteng Provincial Government.

Mr. Ntavhanyeni Gerson Nethavhani, Manager, Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Mr. Loyiso Wellington Mkwana, Director: Environmental Policy, Planning and Coordination, Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Gauteng Provincial Government.

Mr. Michael Mabuyakhulu, MEC, KZN: Economic Development Tourism Environmental Affairs.

Mr. Lembenji William Mngoma, General Manager, Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs KwaZulu Natal Provincial Government.

Mr. Timothy Adebayo Fasheun, Senior Manager, Premier’s Office KZN.

Mr. Ntokozo Ngubo, Control Environmental Officer, KZN: Economic Development Tourism Environmental Affairs.

Mr. Andrias Gamede Mzikayifani, MEC, Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land & Environmental Affairs .

Ms. Manketsi Mamoabi Emily Tlhape, MEC, Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development.

Mr. Mafu Dan Nkosi, Senior Manager, Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Ms. Malambule Samuel Mashinini, MEC Free State: Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs.

Mr. Tshepo Moremi, Deputy Director General, Free State Provincial Government.

Mr. Seaparo Charles Sekoati, MEC, Limpopo: Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism.

Ms. Phumudzo Olga Thivhafuni, Manager: Integrated Pollution and Waste Management, Limpopo: Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism.

Mr. Sakhumzi Stoffels Somyo, Member of Executive Council, Department of Finance, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism Eastern Cape.

Mr. Lyndon John Mardon, Manager, Climate Change, Department of Finance, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism Eastern Cape.

Mr. Goosain Isaacs, Director: Climate Change, Western Cape Provincial Government.

Ms. Marlene Therese Laros, Director: Biodiversity and Coastal Management, Western Cape Provincial Government.

Ms. Cukelwa Magdeline Chotelo, MEC, Environment and Nature Conservation in Northern Cape.

Mr. Alvin Botes, Member of Executive Council, Department of Co-Operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs Northern Cape.

Mr. Thabo Moses Manyoni, Executive Mayor, Mangaung Municipality.

Mr Kgosientso Ramokgopa, Momentum for Change Participant, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality.

Ms. Mpho Kebitsamang Nawa, MEC, West Rand District Municipality.

Ms. Mapambe Intelligent Chauke, Specialist: Environment & Climate Change, South African Local Government Association..

Mr. Zolani Mkiva, National Organizer, Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa.

Mr. Johan David Thyse, Vice President, Sasol Limited.

Mr. Mongezi Veti, General Manager, Sustainability, Exxaro Resources Ltd.

Mr. Daniel Sello Modise, Director: Designated National Authority. Department of Energy.

Ms. Lemao Dorah Nteo, Chief Sustainability Specialist, City of Tshwane Municipality.

Mr. Simon Zwelivumile Qobo, Chief Director: Multilateral, Department of National Treasury.

Mr. Sipho Bhanisi, Director: Global Development Policy, Department of National Treasury.

Ms. Phumzile Mazibuko, Chief of Staff, Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation.

Ms. Pamela Mmathapelo Lebotse Protocol Officer to the Minister DIRCO.

Mr. Patrice Tlhopane Motsepe, Executive Chairman, African Rainbow Minerals.

Mr. Brian Anthony Dames, Chief Executive Officer, African Rainbow Energy and Power.

Mr. Shane Christopher Anthony, Logistics Supervisor, African Rainbow Minerals.

Mr. Thavapragased Governder, Eskom Holdings SOC Limited.

Ms. Teressa Lucky Lakela Kaunda, Chief Operations Officer, The Presidency.

Mr. Bongani Ngqulunga, Chief Director-Special Projects, The Presidency.

Mr. Silas Zimu, Energy Advisor, The Presidency.

Ms. Grace Jeanette Mason, Acting Chief, State Protocol, The Presidency.

Mr. Michael John Packery, Security Planning Officer, The Presidency.

Mr. Morgan Thamsanqa Ngobese, Security Detail Leader, The Presidency.

Mr. Selogile Moya, Close Protector, The Presidency.

Mr. Bongani Majola, Chief Director: Communication, The Presidency.

Mr. Bremah Hlomani Baloyi, MediaLiason Officer, The Presidency.

Mr. Simphiwe Ntoeng Sekhoto, Private Secretary to the President, The Presidency.

Ms. Eleanor Momberg, Deputy Director: Media Liaison, Department of Environmental Affairs.

Mr. Wilson Nikisi Lesufi, Senior Executive, Chamber of Mines Chamber of SA.

Mr. Kevin Sooparamoney Moodaley, Medical Support Officer, The Presidency.

Mr. Elmond Jiyane, Photographer, The Presidency.

Mr. Godfrey Gasegoitse Phatudi, Videographer, The Presidency.

Mr. Zakes Motene, Support Staff, The Presidency.

Ms. Milka Bosoga, Personal Assistant to President, The Presidency.

Ms. Kim Coetzee, Researcher, University of Cape Town.

Ms. Marin Jay Cundall

Ms. Catrina Laura Godinho, Intern, University of Cape Town.

Mr. Gerbrand Haasbroek, Counsellor, Political, Department of International Relations & Cooperation.

Mr. Thivhilaeli Makatu, Counsellor, Multilateral DIRCO.

Mr. Kgoshane Johannes Makoti, Security Officer, AUC.

Ms. Nthabiseng Malefane, Minister Plenipotentiary, DIRCO.

Ms. Thokozani Prudence Mhlongo, Special Assistant to AU Commissioner, AUC

Mr. Rapulane Molekane, SA Ambassador to France, Department of International Relations & Cooperation.

Mr. Tebogo Mphelo. Interpretor, The Presidency.

Mr. Jeffrey Mthethwa, Medical Support, The Presidency.

Ms. Marcia Olifant, Minister, Counsellor: Agriculture, DIRCO ,

Ms. Dimakatso Radebe, 2nd Secretary Multilateral, DIRCO

Ms. Mildred Ramoraswi, Acting Deputy Chief of Protocol, The Presidency.

Mr. Lutendo Ratshibaya, 3rd Secretary, Multilateral DIRCO.

Mr. Charles Schoeman, Director. DIRCO.

Ms. Duduzile Agreeneth Sibiya, Deputy Director: Environment Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs.

Ms. Simthandile Siwisa, Counsellor, Economic Department of National Treasury.

Ms. Nolitha Vukuza-Linda, Minister Counsellor: Education Department of International Relations & Cooperation.

Mr. Scotney Watts, Specialist Researcher, Research Unit, Knowledge and Info Services, Parliament of South Africa.

Mr. Harald Ernst Winkler, Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town.

Mr. Msawenkosi Reginald Zulu, Security officer to AU Commissioner, AUC.

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