Parliamentary Question: DoDMV: Hoefster Project

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Mr D B Feldman (COPE-Gauteng) to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:
(1) Whether the initial budget for the Hoefyster Project still exists in its entirety as no known projects under its administration have been implemented since its launch in 2008; if not, why not; if so,
(a) what is the current status of the R8 billion fund and (b) what expenses have been incurred towards the administration of the project;
(2) whether the costs of the project have escalated since its launch in 2008; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what are the names of the officers and/or members of the committee that are handling the project and (b) for how long;
(3) whether the committee has been changed; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details;
(4) what are the (a) projected timelines for its final delivery and (b) current and relevant details? CW194E

REPLY

In my reply to question number one on 22 March 2012, I indicated to the Honourable member that details of the project referred to in the question will be provided to the Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) once it has met requirements of section 199(8) of The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. This is a Constitutional provision clearly articulated in the Defence Review of 1998, adopted by Parliament as the policy of the Defence Force.