Mr MW Makhubela (COPE-Limpopo) to as the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans
Whether, with reference to Programme 3, Landward Defence of 2010, her department has analysed the reasons for the 100% increase in expenditure on computer services from 2007 to 2010; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
The question is based on table 21.6 in the 2010 ENE as attached in Appendix A. This table indicates the Outcome for 2006 to 2008 and the Plan/Vote for 2009 (In Year) as well as the MTEF 2010 to 2012. The 100% increase as indicated is from 2006 to 2010 (4 years – 49.4 to 99.6) and not 2007 to 2010 (3 years – 54.1 to 99.6).
If the actual increase between 2007 and 2010 is taken into account as attached in Appendix B the increase between 2007 and 2010 was 61.4%. However between 2007 and 2008 there was an above average increase of 51%. According to CMIS information this was due to the replacement of obsolete ICT equipment within the Landward Programme which then stabilised in the future years.