Parliamentary Question: Budget for functions

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QUESTIONS IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION 68

R. Lorimer (DA) to ask the Minister of Defence and Veterans:

1. Whether her department organised or hosted (a) an Imbizo, (b) a seminar, (c) conference and (d) any other function during the period 1 January 2006 up to the latest specified date for which information is available, if so, (i) on what date, (ii) what was the total amount spent on each, (iii) what is the breakdown of the cost in each case and (iv) how many guests in each case,
2. Whether there were any related costs for travel and accommodation of guests for each of the events, if so, in each case (a) what were the costs and (b) what was the breakdown of these costs;
3. Whether any member of the Cabinet was present at any of these events, is so, (a) who, (b) in what capacity and (c) why? NW72

REPLY

QUESTION 1 (a)
(a) Yes. The Minister of Defence hosted Six (6) Imbizo.

S/No Imbizo Province Date Amount spent No of guests
1 Focus week Free State 12 April 2007 Nil 150
2 Focus week Limpopo 7 April 2008 R 57 900 400
3 Focus week Mpumalanga 11 April 2008 Nil 1 500
4 Departmental North West 28 August 2008 R 11 400 400
5 Focus week Eastern Cape 10 November 2008 Nil 250
6 Departmental Gauteng 24 July 2009 R 28 500 190
(iii) What is the breakdown of the cost in each case?

S/No Province Amount spent Breakdown
1 Limpopo R 57 900 Hiring of tent R 10 000

Breakfast R 3 250

Lunch R 26 250

Drinks R 1 400
2 North West R 11 400 Finger Lunch
3 Gauteng R 28 500 Food/Refreshments

QUESTION 1 (b)
(b). Yes. The Minister of Defence hosted ten (10) seminars/symposia

S/No Seminars/Symposia Province Date Amount Spent Breakdown No of guests
1 Defence Intelligence North West 2006 R 140 000 R 50 000 (S & T)

R 90 000 (Accommodation)
2 Defence Intelligence North West 2007 R 152 000 R 56 000 (S & T)

R 96 000 (Accommodation)
3 Defence Intelligence North West 21 Jul – 01 Aug 2008 R 159 250 R 63 000 (S & T)

R 95 500 (Accommodation)
4 Defence Intelligence North West 19 – 21 Aug 2009 R 188 792 R 71 392 (S & T)

R 115 400 (Accommodation)

R 100 000 (ACC for 2x guests)
5 Training Workgroup Gauteng 24 – 26 Aug 2009 R 36 000 R 36 000 for refreshments 400
6 Management Seminar Gauteng 2007 R 30 000 Catering 26
7 Management Seminar Gauteng 2008 R 25 000 Catering 15
8 Balanced Scorecard Planning Gauteng 2009 R 25 000 Catering 15
9 SA Joint Air Defence Symposia Gauteng 30 – 31 May 2007 R 50 000 Catering 200
10 SA Joint Air Defence Symposia Gauteng 13 – 14 Oct 2009 R 50 000 Catering 200

QUESTION 1 (c)
c. Whether her department organised or hosted a conference from 1 January 2006?

S/No Conference Province Date Amount spent Breakdown No of guests
1 Infantry Command Cadre (ICCC) Free State 12 –15 June 2006 R 360 000 R 60 000 (Daily All)

R 300 000 (Accommodation and meals) 120
2 ICCC Western Cape 23 – 28 October 2006 R 120 000 R 120 000 (Accommodation and Meals) 80
3 ICCC Western Cape 21 – 27 May 2007 R 120 000 R 120 000 (Accommodation and Meals) 80
4 ICCC Western Cape 22 – 27 October 2007 R 120 000 R 120 000 (Accommodation and Meals) 80
5 ICCC Western Cape 25 – 31 May 2008 R 120 000 R 120 000 (Accommodation and Meals) 80
6 ICCC Western Cape 26 Oct – 01 Nov 2008 R 120 000 R 120 000 (Accommodation and Meals) 80
7 ICCC Western Cape 25 – 30 May 2009 R 120 000 R 120 000 (Accommodation and Meals) 80

QUESTION 1 (d)
(d) Whether any functions were hosted during the period 1 January 2006 up to the latest specified date?

S/No Function Province Date Amount Breakdown No of guests
1 Navy Gala Dinner Gauteng October 2006 R 100 000 Catering 1 000
2 Prestige evening Gauteng 2006 R 108 000 Catering 600
3 Navy Gala Dinner Gauteng 2006 R 100 000 Catering 1 000
4 AAD Gala Dinner Gauteng September 2006 R 37 500 Catering 250
5 Navy Gala Dinner Gauteng October 2007 R 100 000 Catering 1 000
6 AAD Gala Dinner Gauteng September 2008 R 37 500 Catering 250

QUESTION 2

No

QUESTION 3



No