Adv L H Max (DA) to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:
Whether she has employed a Ministerial Special Advisor; if so, (a) what are the duties of the Advisor, (b) at which post level was the appointment made, (c) what is the salary level of the advisor, (d) what is the duration of the employment contract entered into with the Advisor and (e) why was it necessary to appoint this Advisor?
The Ministry appointed three advisors whose (a) roles are to advice the Minister on political, legal and military issues.
b) The advisors were appointed at the level as stipulated in the Public Service Regulations.
(c) Their salary levels are those stipulated in terms of the prescripts.
(d) For the duration of the term of the Minister.
(e) To provide specialist advice to the Minister.