Mr S J Masango (DA) to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:
(1) Whether (a) her department and (b) any entities reporting to her department provided any financial support to the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) for the World Festival of Youth and Students to be held in Pretoria in December 2010; if not, why not; if so, (i) what amount was provided to the NYDA, (ii) from which budget were these funds drawn, (iii) who made the decision to provide these funds to the NYDA and (iv) how is this (aa) decision and (bb) amount justified;
(2)whether the NYDA made any other request to (a) her department and (b) any entities reporting to her department to provide support to the festival; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?
The role of the SANDF is to participate in the World Festival of Youth and Students and we welcome the opportunity to showcase our Tattoo. Should the Department incur any additional costs, the Honourable Member will be informed.