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Publications - Other Documents - Parliamentary Questions - 2012 - National Council of Provinces (NCOP)

National Council of Provinces (NCOP) - Minister's responses to Questions

Budget Office
Reply to PQ 643 [CW854E] - Whether his department is involved in negotiations with the Renosterberg Municipality in the Northern Cape regarding a Public Partnership Agreement between various role-players; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (45kb)

Corporate Services
Reply to PQ 92 [CW142E] - Whether the (a) National Treasury and (b) Provincial Treasuries contributed any funds towards the Centenary Celebrations of a certain organisation (name furnished); if not, what is the position in this regard...? (9kb)
Reply to PQ 475 [CW580] - What total amount was spent by his department on promotional advertising (a) on (i) radio and (ii) television stations and (b) in print media in the 2011 - 12 financial year? (56kb)

Economic Policy
Reply to PQ 117 [CW237E] - Whether, with reference to the Deputy President’s reply to question 10 on 25 August 2011, the National Treasury has any measures in place to integrate poor persons who (a) are excluded from market opportunities and...? (18kb)
Reply to PQ 226 [CW324E] - Whether the Government will heed the recent advice from a certain person (name furnished) that South Africa will have to intervene to manage its exchange rate in order to avoid the risks inherent in the...? (13kb)
Financial Services Board
Reply to PQ 441 [CW546E] - Whether the Financial Service Boards has (a) sufficient investigative capacity and (b) an early warning system in place to prevent loss to investors; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (45kb)

International and Regional Economic Policy
Oral Reply to PQ 144 [CO759E] - (1) Whether the recent downgrades by international rating agencies Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s will impact South Africa’s position with the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS)...? (94kb)
Oral Reply to PQ 148 [CO763E] - With reference to the creation of a reserve fund by the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) countries, what effect does the downgrading of South Africa by Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s (S&P) have in this regard? (131kb)
Oral Reply to PQ 161 [CO776E] - (1) Whether, with reference to the proposed loan to Swaziland, any funds have been paid over to the Swazi government; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether the funds are still on offer to the...? (17kb)
Reply to PQ 610 [CW820E] - Whether the National Treasury has put any measures in place to limit the exposure of the South African currency from fluctuation as investors are becoming insecure regarding (a) labour unrest and (b) high salary ...? (49kb)

Intergovernmental Relations
Oral Reply to PQ 111 [CO725E] - (1) Whether the implementation of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, has failed to fully address financial challenges in provinces as has been raised by...? (24kb)
Oral Reply to PQ 116 [CO730E] - (1) Whether a turn-around strategy has been put in place in the Nala Local Municipality, given that the National Treasury has stopped the transfer of funds to the...? (18kb)
Oral Reply to PQ 119 [CO733E] - Whether any (a) disciplinary steps, (b) civil action or (c) criminal charges have been (i) taken or (ii) brought against the Nala Local Municipality and/or any...? (58kb)
Oral Reply to PQ 130 [CO744E] - Whether the National Treasury has taken any steps to ensure compliance with measures stipulated in section 216(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa as a result...? (60kb)
Oral Reply to PQ 152 [CO767E] - (1) With reference to the downgrading of SA Banks by Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s rating agency, what steps is he taking to maintain confidence in the banking system? (75kb)
Reply to PQ 523 [CW629E] - (1) Whether the National Treasury is working with the Auditor-General to address the (a) annual budget submissions by the municipalities with poor audit outcomes of the previous year’s audit...? (86kb)

Office of the Accountant General
Reply to PQ 16 [CW16E] - (1) What are the details regarding (a) municipal audit cost and (b) limitation of cost by aw; 2) whether the Auditor-General (AG) may exceed the limitations; if so, (a) who may (i) request and (ii) grant...? (15kb)

Public Finance
Reply to PQ 140 [CW190E] - What is the total annual revenue that has been generated in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009 by the National Treasury from (i) fuel levies, (ii) motor vehicle licences in each province and (iii) toll roads which are (aa) managed by the SA National Roads Agency Ltd and (bb) administrated by contractors? (92kb)
Reply to PQ 232 [CW328E] - (1) What is the percentage of the budget that has been spent on personnel in the (a) Public Health and (b) Public Education in relation to the 62 percent that has been spent on personnel employed in the SA Navy;(2) whether the cost to personnel is benchmarked against international standards; if not...? (18kb)

Oral Reply to PQ 99 [CO713E] - Whether (a) campaigns and (b) strategies to eradicate (i) customs fraud, (ii) illegal imports and (iii) products that do not meet the mandatory standards have yielded any success; if not, (aa) why not and (bb) how will his department address this matter; if so, what are the relevant details? (157kb)
Reply to PQ 560 [CW704E] - Whether taxpayers wishing to change their banking details are required to do so at any branch of the SA Revenue Services(SARS); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so,(a)how are taxpayers who are without the means to travel to SARS branch expected to get to their nearest branch and (b) what..? (59kb)

Specialist Functions
Oral Reply to PQ 132 [CO746E] - Whether the National Treasury is considering to set-up a national framework for the awarding of tenders by all (a) government departments, (b) provinces, (c) municipalities and (d) entities that receive public funds to (i) eliminate (aa) elements and (bb) perception of abuse, fraud, corruption...? (64kb)
Reply to PQ 158 [CW212E] - Whether the Cabinet has looked into the implications of the private sector or any other service providers which are doing business with the Government regarding the prices that are increased three to five times more varying from provinces, especially in Gauteng (details furnished); if not, why...? (12kb)
Reply to PQ 558 [CW702E] - Whether, since the establishment of the Register for Tender Defaulters in 2004,(a) only two persons are currently listed and (b) a reported R600 billion has been lost to corruption since 1994; if not, what is the position in this regard..? (810kb)
Reply to PQ 649 [CW860E] - Whether, with reference to the municipal public accounts committee report on the multimillion rand tenders which were allegedly awarded to the relatives of the City of Cape Town employees, he has informed the City that the tenders that contravened or were not awarded in accordance...? (42kb)

Tax, Financial Sector Policy
Reply to PQ 236 [CW332E] - (1) Whether the collection of the 2% carbon emissions tax that has been introduced on all new passenger vehicles which produces 120mg emissions or more has commenced; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what is the total amount...? (11kb)
Reply to PQ 263 [CW361E] - Whether the growth in the unsecured lending of credit cards and personal loans posed any risk to the banking system despite the larger commercial banks having goal capital adequacy ratios; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?...? (10kb)
Reply to PQ 483 [CW588E] - Whether, in light of the current period of low economic growth, he will (a) implement any new or (b) rethink any current initiatives which will encourage and/or benefit senior citizens in their efforts to save money; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (43kb)
Reply to PQ 634 [CW845E] - Whether he intends to introduce (a) a financial safety-net and/or (b) bail-out packages (details furnished); if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (5kb)

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