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Publications - Other Documents - Parliamentary Questions - 2013 - National Assembly (NA)

National Assembly (NA) - Minister's responses to Questions


Assets and Liability Management
Reply to PQ 1455 [NW1800E] - (a) What was the value of the capital inflow of foreign investment into South African bonds for the first quarter of 2013 and (b) how does it compare with the previous quarters of 2012? (10kb)
Reply to PQ 1958 [NW2310E] - Whether the National Treasury intends to offer a rescue package to the SA National Roads Agency Ltd (Sanral) to protect the integrity of Sanral's investing potential in view of the prolonged implementation of the e-tolling project? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 2512 [NW2999E] - Whether, with reference to the current account deficit he has devised plans to improve investor confidence in South Africa to attract the much-needed (a) portfolio investments to help fund the current account deficit and (b) fixed direct investment for job creation; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (23kb)
Reply to PQ 2790 [NW3294E] - Whether he will take steps to initiate a RSA Debt Clock similar to the USA Debt Clock to allow citizens to monitor the (a) national debt, (b) foreign component of the debt, (c) cost of servicing the debt, (d) new costs of borrowing and (e) maturity dates of bonds; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? (7kb)
 
Budget Office
Reply to PQ 394 [NW546E] - Whether the National Treasury has fully committed itself to achieving a progressively larger primary balance during the annual presentation of the Budget to Parliament each year, commencing from 2013, in order to (a) achieve a progressive reduction in the national debt, (b) increase fiscal space, (c) acquire more positive...? (46kb)
Reply to PQ 1170 [NW1411E] - Whether the Government has determined what reductions in other areas of spending would be required to sustainably meet the Government’s commitments if the economy continues on its current trajectory; if not, why not; if so, where would the reductions be targeted? (39kb)
Reply to PQ 1655 [NW2001E] - Whether, in view of heavy borrowing by the State since 2009, a depletion of contingency funds and the rising cost of servicing the debt, the Government has formulated detailed plans, over and above the recent haircuts with regard to departments, to counter the next recession, when it occurs, with a new and vigorous Keynesian response; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (41kb)
Reply to PQ 1657 [NW2003E] - (1) Whether the Government had rigorous measures in place to contain the revised consolidated budget deficit for the 2013-14 financial year at 5,2% of gross domestic product to prevent further erosion of the diminished fiscal space; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether the specified (45kb)
Reply to PQ 1968 [NW2320E] - Whether the National Treasury intends to (a) increase and (b) ring-fence funds for infrastructure spending to (i) achieve the National Development Plan (NDP) targets and (ii) combat corruption; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (67kb)
 
Corporate Services
Reply to PQ 373 [NW520E] - Whether he will provide details of each National Treasury employee on levels 13 to 16 who has (a) resigned, (b) been retrenched, (c) retired or (d) vacated his or her office in the past 12 months including the (i) relevant date and (b) stated reason for the departure; if not, why not; if so, what are the details? (10kb)
Reply to PQ 1311 [NW1641E] - Whether (a) he, (b) his deputy minister, (c) any specified officials and (d) any other persons have been issued with a government or official credit card (i) in the (aa) 2011-12 and (bb) 2012-13 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2013 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, in each instance, what is the (aaa)(aaaa) name and (bbbb) job title of each person to whom a credit card was issued, (bbb) credit limit, (ccc) outstanding amount as at the latest specified date for which information is available, (ddd) monthly expenses incurred for each month since receiving the credit card, (eee) reason for such a person being issued with a credit card and (fff) uses that such a credit card is intended for;.... (38kb)
Reply to PQ 1214 [NW1460E] - What amount has the National Treasury spent on (a) catering and (b) entertainment in the (i) 2012-13 financial year and (ii) since 1 April 2013? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 1403 [NW1745E] - What amount did the National Treasury spend on (a) promotional items and (b) cocktail receptions on the occasion of his 2013 Budget Vote debate? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 1575 [NW1912E] - (a) What was the vacancy rate in levels 13 to 16 in the National Treasury in the past 12 months and (b) in each case, (i) for how long has the position been vacant and (ii) when will it be filled? (41kb)
Reply to PQ 1747 [NW2094E] - What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) year and (d) purchase price of each vehicle that was bought for official use by (i) him and (ii) the Deputy Minister since 1 January 2012? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 1814 [NW2162E] - How many consultants has the National Treasury contracted and/or appointed (a) in the (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2013;.... (9kb)
Reply to PQ 1899 [NW2248E] - What was the (a) make, (b) model, (c) year, (d) purpose, (e) date and/or dates, (f) financial cost and (g) sum total of kilometres driven in respect of each vehicle hired for use by (i) him and (ii) the Deputy Minister since 1 January 2012? (70kb)
Reply to PQ 2086 [NW2508E] - (a) Does the National Treasury prepare quarterly interim financial statements and (b) are these statements considered by the Audit Committee? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 2119 [NW2541E] - Whether any staff member in the National Treasury (a) performed work in addition to the responsibilities related to his or her work, outside normal working hours, in the (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10, (iii) 2010-11, (iv) 2011-12 and (v) 2012-13 financial years and (b) has been performing such work during the period 1 April 2013 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, how is it determined whether such work is being performed or not; if so, in each case, (aa) how many staff members and (bb) in what job or work categories are the specified staff members employed;.... (148kb)
Reply to PQ 2628 [NW3116E] - Whether, with reference to his reply to question 98 on 5 March 2013, any performance bonuses were paid to staff in the National Treasury in the 2012-13 financial year; if so, what is the total (a) number of staff that received bonuses and (b) amount paid out by the National Treasury for these bonuses;.... (64kb)
Reply to PQ 2782 [NW3284E] - (a) How many disciplinary cases are outstanding in the National Treasury and (b) what is the nature of each case;.... (7kb)
 
Chief Procurement Officer
Reply to PQ 254 [NW269E] - Whether he is planning to take any steps to fight corruption from within the fiscus; if not, why not; if so, what steps are being considered? (40kb)
Reply to PQ 459 [NW613E] - Whether directives have been issued to all government departments at the end of 2012 to make it mandatory for all contracts in 2013 to include provisions for cost overruns and deviations to be appropriately penalised; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (10kb)
Reply to PQ 469 [NW625E] - What criteria did the National Treasury apply to judge tenders for the last 100 contracts over R500 000? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 2171 [NW2594E] - (1) Whether, with reference to his Budget Speech on 23 February 2012, all the government departments have submitted their annual tender programmes; if not, why not; if so;...? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 2391 [NW2874E] - Has the National Treasury received any documents from the Department of Public Works reporting deviations from tendering procedures for the upgrades to the President’s Nkandla residence;...? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 2792 [NW3296E] - 1) What progress has the National Treasury made with regard to the development and implementation of a new system to curb tender malpractices where (a) civil servants and (b) political officials take advantage of the poorly managed government procurement system to win lucrative tenders through companies in which they allegedly have interests;....? (72kb)
Reply to PQ 2878 [NW3428E] - (a) Which organs of state has the National Treasury exempted in terms of section 3 of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, Act 5 of 2000, and (b)(i) when and (ii) why was each of these organs exempted? (74kb)
Reply to PQ 3114 [NW3671E] - 1) (a) How often is the blacklist of restricted suppliers updated, (b) what criteria is used to decide whether to list a company or person on the national Treasury’s blacklist and (c) what steps need to be taken in order to have a supplier blacklisted;....? (70kb)
 
Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
Reply to PQ 269 [NW344E] - (1) How many of the organisations and/or companies listed in his reply to question 2477 on 5 November 2012 have taken up funds to create jobs through the Jobs Fund administered by the Development Bank of South (–Southern-sic) Africa;...? (62kb)
Reply to PQ 666 [NW827E] - (1) Whether he has found that the R9 billion Jobs Fund as announced by the President, in his state of the nation address of 2011 has achieved its intended targets; if not, why not; if so,(2) whether it is on target towards achieving its intended goal with regard to (a) number of jobs created, (b)...? (61kb)
Reply to PQ 372 [NW519E] - Whether he intends to take steps to ensure that provinces that failed to spend their entire allocation of the Devolution of Property Rates Grant return the funds to the fiscus; if not, why not; if so, (a) what steps and (b) when? (30kb)
Reply to PQ 3193 [NW3751E] - On what basis was each of the applications of a certain company (Cape Concentrate) turned down by the Jobs Fund? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 3192 [NW3750E] - How many jobs have been (a) created and (b) funded by the Jobs Fund in the (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13 financial years; ... (129kb)
 
Economic Policy
Oral Reply to PQ 179 [NO1574E] - When will the Youth Employment Tax Incentive, as announced in his 27 February 2013 budget speech, be implemented? (17kb)
Reply to PQ 1656 [NW2002E] - Whether he intends to request any entity or person to devise a methodology for supplementing the quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) figures with socially relevant economic statistics on the (a) gain or loss of quality jobs, (b) improvement, stagnancy or decline in levels of income distribution...? (49kb)
 
Financial Services Board
Reply to PQ 2703 [NW3204E] - What effect did the 18 Ponzi schemes which are under investigation have on the country’s financial stability? (63kb)
Reply to PQ 2704 [NW3205E] - How many Ponzi schemes were (a) shut down and (b) referred to the SA Reserve Bank by the Financial Services Board for investigation in the past five years? (207kb)
 
GEPF
Reply to PQ 1357 [NW1687E] - Whether the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) will be making an investment in conjunction with a certain company.... (42kb)
Reply to PQ 2075 [NW2497E] - 1) What (a) is the breakdown of the different investments in the Isibaya portfolio of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) and (b) were their respective performances (i) in the (aa) 2010-11, (bb) 2011-12 and (cc) 2012-13 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2013;....? (85kb)
Reply to PQ 2076 [NW2498E] - (a) What is the latest valuation of the contingency reserves of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), ..? (70kb)
Reply to PQ 2195 [NW2613E] - Whether the protection of jobs and ensuring competition within industries are part of the Government Employees Pension Fund’s mandate? (64kb)
 
Financial Intelligence Centre
Reply to PQ 1454 [NW1799E] - Whether a representative of the late Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s family contacted the Treasury to assist them in depositing (a) money and (b) other assets in a South African bank; if so, what are the relevant details? (42kb)
 
International & Regional Economic Policy
Oral Reply to PQ 196 [NO1599E] - Whether the National Treasury have concluded the proposed loan agreement with the government of Zimbabwe; if so, what are the relevant details? (57kb)
Reply to PQ 757 [NW967E] - 1) Whether the recent Zimbabwean request for a R920 million loan will be granted despite the reports from pro-democracy movements about the increasing degrees of violence leading to the 2013 elections; if not, why not; if so,....? (46kb)
Reply to PQ 895 [NW1115E] - 1) (a) How many loans South Africa made to Zimbabwe since 2000, (b) what was the amount in each case and (c) what were the conditions in the case of each loan;....? (37kb)
Reply to PQ 807 [NW1020E] - (1) What (a) is the loan amount the Government is considering to lend Zimbabwe, (b) is the motivation for the loan, (c) are the terms of the loan and (d) is the status of the discussion on the loan with the Government of Zimbabwe; 2...? (44kb)
Reply to PQ 1532 [NW1879E] - Whether the Government is taking immediate measures to implement the further tightening of the accountability framework to ensure that state resources are utilised in a manner consistent with the prescripts of the law, as recommended in the 2013 Fiscal...? (46kb)
Reply to PQ 1573 [NW1919E] - (1) (a) What amount in rand value has been received by South Africa in United Kingdom (UK) aid in the past five years respectively and (b) by what amount has it recently been reduced; (2) which (a) institutions and (b) public departments have benefited from the UK aid in the past five years respectively; (3) did he at any stage discuss the cut in UK aid...? (319kb)
 
Intergovermental Relations
Reply to PQ 1266 [NW1396E] - 1) Whether, with reference to the allocation of conditional grants to municipalities, his department has put any mechanisms in place to differentiate between municipalities (a) that do not have a tax base and (b) those that do have a tax base but do not make an effort to raise revenue; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; 2) whether any measures ...? (46kb)
 
Land Bank
Reply to PQ 243 [NW260E] - Whether any category of farmer is eligible to (a) apply for and (b) receive loans from the Land Bank at rates substantially lower than prime as a result of the intervention of the Government in this regard; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? (42kb)
Reply to PQ 1008 [NW1231E] - (1) (a) How many new positions were created within the Land Bank in the (i) 2011-12 and (ii) 2012-13 financial years and (b) in each case, how many were (i) at a provincial level or (ii) within Head Office;....? (40kb)
Reply to PQ 1009 [NW1232E] - (1) What was the (a) amount budgeted and (b) total amount spent on the Land Bank Centenary Celebrations in 2012 and, in each case, what was the breakdown specifically for (i) flights, (ii) transport, (iii) food and (iv) accommodation;....? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 2203 [NW2621E] - (1) (a) What was the mandate of Deloitte and Touche in their involvement with the Land Bank’s Fit for Future (FFF) programme, ...? (91kb)
Reply to PQ 3062 [NW3616E] - (1) With reference to his reply to question 2203 on 31 October 2013, how many departments are there in the Land Bank; ...? (71kb)
 
Legal Services
Reply to PQ 131 [NW137E] - (1) How many legal matters were dealt with by the National Treasury (a) in the (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 financial years and (b) during the period 1 April 2012 up to the latest specified date for which information is available;(2) (a) how many of the specified legal matters were dealt with by ...? (48kb)
Reply to PQ 625 [NW784E] - (1) How many claims were instituted against the National Treasury (a) in the (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09, (iii) 2009-10, (iv) 2010-11 and (v) 2011-12 financial years and (b) during the period 1 April 2012 up to the latest specified date for which information is available;(2) in respect of each specified financial year, (a) what amount was claimed, (b) ...? (21kb)
 
Ministry
Reply to PQ 65 [NW71E] - (a) How many tickets did (i) the National Treasury and (ii) any of its entities purchase to attend business breakfasts hosted by a certain newspaper (name furnished) (aa) in the (aaa) 2010-11 and (bbb) 2011-12 financial years and (bb) during the period 1 April 2012 up to the latest specified date for which information is available and (b) what was the total cost in each case? (195kb)
Reply to PQ 98 [NW104E] - (1) Whether (a) the National Treasury and (b) any entities reporting to it paid any bonuses to senior officials in December 2012; if so, in each specified case, (i) to whom and (ii) what amount was paid;(2) whether the specified bonuses were performance-based; if not, what is the justification for each bonus;...? (20kb)
Reply to PQ 753 [NW961E] - (1) Will a certain person (name furnished) remain in his position while his actions are being investigated; (2) what other complaints has he received regarding the conduct of the specified person;(3) will he take action against a certain person (name furnished) for his alleged misconduct? (9kb)
Reply to PQ 957 [NW1180E] - (1) From 1 January 2011, how many applications under the Promotion of Access to Information Act, Act 2 of 2000, were received by (a) the National Treasury and (b) entities reporting to him, and in each case, how many were (i) granted, (ii) refused and (iii) deemed refused under section 27;(2) from 1 January 2011, how many internal appeals under the Act were received by (a) the...? (200kb)
Reply to PQ 1001 [NW1224E] - Whether (a) he, (b) his Deputy Minister and (c) his Director-General had any communication concerning any aspect of the Gupta family wedding; if so, in each specified case, (i) what is the name of the person who was communicated with, (ii) on what date did the communication take place, (iii) what medium was used for the communication, (iv) what was the purpose of the communication and (v) what was the outcome of the communication? (10kb)
Reply to PQ 1112 [NW1345E] - (a) What total amount has (i) the National Treasury and (ii) each specified entity reporting to him spent on conferences in the (aa) 2009-10, (bb) 2010-11, (cc) 2011-12 and (dd) 2012-13 financial years and (b) what (i) amount was spent on, and (ii) is the breakdown of the expenditure for, each specified conference? (353kb)
Reply to PQ 1079 [NW1312E] - (1) What total amounts has (a) the National Treasury and (b) each specified entity reporting to him spent on (i) print and (ii) broadcast advertising in the (aa) 2009-10, (bb) 2010-11, (cc) 2011-12 and (dd) 2012-13 financial years; (2) in each case, (a)(i)...? (293kb)
Reply to PQ 1781 [NW2128E] - What (a) buildings under the administration of (i) the National Treasury and (ii) entities reporting to him are national key points and (b) criteria were used to classify them as such? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 2338 [NW2801E] - When does he intend to fill the vacant position of the Commissioner of the SA Revenue Service? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 2339 [NW2802E] - Whether the (a) National Treasury and (b) South African Reserve Bank have completed their investigation of the so-called Gaddafi millions; if so, on what date will the report be released? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 2562 [NW3049E] - What total amount has (a) the National Treasury and (b) each of the entities reporting to him spent on promotional events organised by The New Age newspaper during the period 1 September 2012 to 30 August 2013? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 2796 [NW3301E] - 1) What amount has the (a) National Treasury and (b) each of the entities reporting to him spent on advertisements placed on the SABC 24 hour news channel;....? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 2885 [NW3436] - 1) What amount has (a) the National Treasury and (b) each of the entities reporting to him spent on advertising (i) in The New Age newspaper and (ii) on its website between 1 December 2012 and 31 August 2013;....? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 2918 [NW3469] - 1) How much has (a) the National Treasury and (b) each of the entities reporting to him spent on advertisements placed on the Africa News Network 7 (ANN7) news channel;....? (6kb)
 
Office of the Accountant General
Reply to PQ 460 [NW614E] - Whether section 30 of the draft Treasury regulations that was published in the Government Gazette (details furnished) has (a) now been adopted and (b) been implemented in the (i) national, (ii) provincial and (iii) local spheres of government; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 488 [NW641E] - What is your department doing to align itself with the National Development Plan? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 2789 [NW3293E] - Whether fruitless, wasteful and irregular expenditure with regard to national and provincial spending has decreased during the period 1 March 2008 to 1 March 2013; if not, what (a) unsatisfactory situation do the figures reveal and (b) steps have been taken by the National Treasury in relation to this; if so, what (i) gains do these figures show for the national government and each provincial government and (ii) decisive measures were implemented to improve the situation? (74kb)
Reply to PQ 2860 [NW3410E] - Whether section 30 of the draft Treasury regulations that was published in the Government Gazette (details furnished) has (a) now been adopted and (b) been implemented in the (i) national, (ii) provincial and (iii) local spheres of government; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (96kb)
 
PIC
Reply to PQ 20 [NW22E] - Whether the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) purchased any shares in a certain financial entity (name furnished) from certain investment company (name furnished); if not, how was this conclusion reached; if so, (a) how was the deal structured, (b) who authorised the deal and (c) what (i) was the motivation for the transaction and (ii) is the current status of the transaction? (46kb)
Reply to PQ 2077 [NW2499E] - (a) How much money has the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) invested in AfriSam to date....? (66kb)
 
Public Finance
Oral Reply to PQ 181 [NO1577E] - Given that the majority of the national government expenditure for the 2012-13 financial year was earmarked for transfers and subsidies to deliver essential services, why was only 72,6% of the total budget spent by the end of the third quarter of 2012? (53kb)
Reply to PQ 875 [NW1094E] - What criterion was used in determining how much money the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs would receive for basic water services in the 2013-14 financial year? (42kb)
Reply to PQ 1171 [NW1417E] - Whether any decision was taken by the Government to support the request he made in his Budget Speech on 27 February 2013 to strengthen the capacity of Parliament, the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation and Administration in the Presidency,..? (48kb)
Reply to PQ 1267 [NW1515E] - 1) (a) What is the budget allocation for the Sedibeng Sewer Scheme and (b) when is the project anticipated to start; (2) what amount has been allocated in the (a) 2012-13 and (b) 2013-14 financial years, in terms of the Urban Settlements Development Grant, for Orange Farm south of Johannesburg? (42kb)
Reply to PQ 1957 [NW2309E]- Questions in regards to licence and spectrum fees. (11kb)
 
SARS
Reply to PQ 5 [NW6E] - 1) Whether shopkeepers are legally required to issue receipts to customers; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether he has been informed of complaints in the media indicating that many vendors do not issue receipts; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details...? (88kb)
Reply to PQ 184 [NW193E] - 1) How are taxi owners assessed for income tax; 2) whether he has found that taxi owners are paying their income tax; if not, what steps does he intend to take to remedy the problem; if so, what are the relevant details? (41kb)
Reply to PQ 250 [NW268E] - How many Members of Parliament of each specified party have been audited by the SA Revenue Service (Sars) in the (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13 financial years? (42kb)
Reply to PQ 313 [NW519E] - How many non-South African (a)(i) temporary and (ii) permanent residents, (b) asylum seekers, (c) refugees or (d) legal entities are registered as (aa) taxpayers and (bb) VAT vendors? (83kb)
Reply to PQ 314 [NW393E] - 1) Whether the SA Revenue Service has an inspectorate which visits businesses to ensure compliance with tax laws; if so, (a) how large is the inspectorate and (b) how many persons of each specified nationality have been (i) issued with warnings or (ii) prosecuted in the (aa) 2009-10, (bb) 2010-11 and (cc) 2011-12 financial years? (40kb)
Reply to PQ 1020 [NW1244E] - 1) Why were SA Revenue Service (Sars) customs officials not present at the Waterkloof Airbase on 30 April 2013 to ensure that correct customs procedures were followed by the Gupta family;....? (14kb)
Reply to PQ 1034 [NW1260E] - Whether the SA Revenue Service has rendered any services at the Waterkloof Air Force Base airport since 1 January 2010; if so, what are the relevant details? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 1264 [NW1511E] - How much tax, duly assessed by the SA Revenue Service, remained unpaid by citizens by 31 March 2013? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 1282 [NW1603E] - Whether he has been informed of complaints by members of the public about the absence of toilet facilities for members of the public at the newly established SA Revenue Service office in Umhlanga; if so, what steps have been taken to address the situation? (83kb)
Reply to PQ 1283 [NW1604E] - 1) Whether any investigation has been undertaken into the cause of the fire at the offices of the SA Revenue Service (SARS) in Mount Edgecombe in KwaZulu-Natal in February 2012; if not, why not; if so, what were the findings; (2) Whether he will make a statement on the matter? (9kb)
Reply to PQ 1371 [NW1610E] - 1) Whether he has investigated the effect of (a) tax evasion and (b) aggressive tax avoidance on the fiscus; if so, what are the relevant details; if not, why not;...? (48kb)
Reply to PQ 1536 [NW1883E] - (1) (a) How many (i) people and (ii) companies were found to be involved in the smuggling of illegal cigarettes in the (aa) 2010-11, (bb) 2011-12 and (cc) 2012-13 financial years and (b) what was the total worth of the cigarettes; (2) whether any of these perpetrators were criminally charged; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3)...? (117kb)
Reply to PQ 2160 [NW2582E] - (a) What has he found to be the level of corruption, bribery, VAT fraud and tax evasion in the country since 1 January 2009,....? (157kb)
Reply to PQ 2161 [NW2583E] - 1) Why could the National Treasury not detect the crimes of (a) VAT fraud, (b) false representation of goods and services, (c) Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) fronting and (d) bribes allegedly committed by Andy Bertuli and Jeff Wiggill of First Strut over a period of 20 years;....? (192kb)
Reply to PQ 2162 [NW2584E] - Whether the SA Revenue Service (SARS) has a record of (a) VAT fraud, (b) false and dodgy invoicing and (c) business bribing....? (166kb)
Reply to PQ 2427 [NW2912E] - 1) With regard to the SA Revenue Service annual report tabled on 12 September 2013, the Auditor-General’s report on pages 110 and 111 finds that 32% of the management performance measures had not been properly set, measured or implemented, (a) what are the specific details of these required performance measures which had not been set and (b) why have they not been set;....? (123kb)
Reply to PQ 2546 [NW3033E] - How much imported Brazilian beef has been documented by the SA Revenue Service since 1 January 2013? (5kb)
Reply to PQ 2600 [NW3087E] - 1) Whether value-added tax (VAT) is payable to and/or deductible by the SA Revenue Service (SARS) on Lotto grants made to sport organisations by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF); if so,....? (11kb)
Reply to PQ 2787 - What (a) percentage of Members of Parliament from the opposition ranks are currently being audited for tax purposes and (b) are the criteria for such audits? (81kb)
     
Tax, Financial Sector Policy
Reply to PQ 330 [NW433E] - (1) What is holding back the implementation of the Treasury proposals that the minimum drawdown on living annuities be lowered from 2,5% to 0%;(2) if this can be done independently of Treasury’s current review on retirement savings? (40kb)
Reply to PQ 455 [NW608E] - What deadline does he intend to set for the Davies Commission on Tax Review which he announced in his 27 February 2013 Budget speech? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 556 [NW713E] - (1) In light of the fuel levy on 95 octane which has been payable since 2006 and can simply be adjusted, why has the Government decided rather to finance the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) by way of a toll system;(2) (a) what is the purpose of Gauteng’s provincial fuel levy, (b) where is the revenue deposited and (c) how is it utilised? (212kb)
Reply to PQ 1144 [NW1377E] - Did the Financial Services Board commission an independent regulatory impact assessment before the introduction of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, Act 37 of 2002 (FAIS); if not, why not; if so, ... (73kb)
Reply to PQ 1537 [NW1884E] - Whether any banks are experiencing liquidity problems at present; if so, what are the relevant details? (41kb)
Reply to PQ 1577 [NW1923E] - Whether local pension funds face the threat of prescribed asset classes if they do not make voluntary infrastructure investments; if so, what policies justify such pressure? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 1252 [NW1499E] - (a) How many and (b) which pension funds established by the State are there in the (i) Public Service as a whole and (ii) in public entities;..... (37kb)
Reply to PQ 1574 [NW1920E] - (1) What research was conducted to validate the National Treasury’s decision not to abolish the levy on electricity from nonrenewable resources? .... (70kb)
Reply to PQ 1665 [NW2012E] - What measures are in place to ensure that the private information of high net worth individuals and investors in South Africa is not abused, exploited and distributed by banks and private bankers in South Africa? (71kb)
Reply to PQ 1780 [NW2127E] - Whether, with regard to the National Treasury’s intention to table legislation to introduce a youth employment tax incentive (details furnished), the proposed Bill will be subjected to consideration by the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac);...? (106kb)
Reply to PQ 2328 [NW2782E] - Whether any plans are in place to ensure that small businesses are not adversely affected by the carbon tax to be implemented in 2015; if not, why not; if so, what plans? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 2384 [NW2876E] - Whether any progress has been made in allowing companies listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE) to set up a holding company in South Africa that will be exempt from all exchange controls; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 2625 [NW3113E] - Whether his department intends to treat institutions that offer English as a foreign language as educational bodies and, therefore, zero-rated for the purposes of value-added tax; if not, what is the position in this regard? (64kb)
Reply to PQ 3190 [NW3748E] - With regard to the interventions of the SA Reserve Bank into a certain project (details furnished), (a) what was the rationale for the intervention, ....? (64kb)
 








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