Parliamentary Question: Refurbishment of the SAS 101 Manthatisi submarine


Mr P J Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:

(1) With reference to her reply to question 1124 on 21 May 2010, why is the submarine SAS 101: Manthatisi currently being refurbished in the dry dock;
(2) (a)(i) what type of refurbishment is being undertaken and (ii) what are the anticipated costs of the refurbishment and (b) what maintenance of the battery is being undertaken;
(3) whether the submarine’s wiring is damaged or was damaged in the past; if so, (a) what was the cause, in each case, and (b) how long is the refurbishment going to take;
(4) whether she will make a statement on the matter? NW2075E


Where else would the Honourable Member suggest we should refurbish a submarine?
and 3 As soon as I have the information for questions 2 and 3, it will be forwarded to the Honourable Member.