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Publications - Other Documents - Parliamentary Questions - 2013 - National Council of Provinces (NCOP)

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

Assets and Liability Management
Reply to PQ 314 [CW412E] - (1) Whether the Government through the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) is comfortable in investing Government Employees Pension Fund money to the amount of R2 billion in buying a certain company (details furnished); if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;...? (68kb)
Budget Office
Reply to PQ 102 [CW146E] - Whether the National Treasury intends to introduce austerity measures that will be designed specifically to finance the deficit; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (50kb)
Corporate Services
Reply to PQ 445 [CW146E] - (1) In light of his Medium Term Budget Policy Statement for the 2013-14 financial year, (a) how many credit cards are in use on (i) ministerial and (ii) administrative levels, (b) what is the value of each credit card use at (i) ministerial and (ii) administrative levels in each province; ....? (7kb)
Chief Procurement Officer
Reply to PQ 210 [CW298E] - Whether his department has any plans in place to end corrupt actions by (a) contractors and (b) construction industries which are colluding with government officials for price hikes when doing business with the Government (details furnished); if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (73kb)
Reply to PQ 221 [CW310E] - Whether the National Treasury has measured the (a) advantages, (b) impact and/or (c) risk of preferential treatment built into the (i) National Treasury “practice note”, (ii) ...? (42kb)
Economic Policy
Reply to PQ 386 [CW517E] - What innovation and/or intervention strategy is in place to (a) secure the currency, (b) stabilise the balance of payment and economic growth, (c) secure jobs and (d) intervene in the embattled automotive industry regarding (i) the impact of strikes on the economy, (ii) how these impact affects (aa) future relations with manufactures and (bb) relationships with international trade partners and (iii) how these events affected the reputation of our country and its stability? (151kb)
Financial Services Board
Reply to PQ 430 [CW640E] - (a) What amount has been lost to certain schemes (details furnished) that are under investigation and (b) how much has been (i) recovered and (ii) given back to the investors? (82kb)
Financial Intelligence Centre
Reply to PQ 248 [CW345E] -Whether there are any deposits of a certain person (name furnished) in South Africa; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what are the plans to (i) confiscate the money into the national fiscus and (ii) donate the money for use by the African Union and (b) how much of the said person’s money and/or assets are in South Africa’s keep? (44kb)
Intergovernmental Relations
Reply to PQ 96 [CW147E] - (1) Whether the National Treasury is drawing up a central policy document in response to the Auditor-General’s 2013 report on the R24.8 billion irregular expenditure by municipalities...? (113kb)
Oral Reply to PQ 157 [CO545E] - (1) Whether (a) government departments and (b) entities in all spheres of government use census results as a basis to inform decision-making; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; ...? (69kb)
Reply to PQ 159 [CW254E] - Whether he has put any mechanisms in place to ensure that capacity is being built to municipalities which are unable to spend the infrastructure grant; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (69kb)
Reply to PQ 183 [CO571E] - Whether, with regard to local government management reform, the National Treasury has developed a monitoring system and/or other measures that will (a) act as an early warning system to identify municipalities which are at risk and/or in financial distress and (b) capacitate provinces to use early warning systems timeously in order to support municipalities before they reach financial meltdown; if not, (i) why not and (ii) what are the National Treasury’s plans and strategies in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? (97kb)
Reply to PQ 212 [CW300E] - (1) Whether the implementation of the National Development Plan will be entrusted to (a) government departments which are being placed under administration and (b) municipalities ...? (45kb)
International and Regional Economic Policy
Reply to PQ 308 [CW406E] - Whether, with regard to the proposed loan and/or guarantee for a loan, any money has been paid to the Swaziland government in this regard; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;...... (66kb)
Public Finance
Oral Reply to PQ 187 [CO575E] - Whether the National Treasury and/or the Government has developed and implemented any measures and strategies to (a) monitor and assess government spending in order to produce better quality results and (b) ensure a renewed focus by government in improving spending efficiency and outputs for money being spent by the State; if not, (i) why not and (ii) how will this be addressed and resolved; if so, what are the relevant details? (113kb)
Reply to PQ 275 [CW372E] - (1) With reference to his reply to Question 560 on 6 November 2012, (a) what are the details of the mobile tax units that have been deployed in KwaZulu-Natal, including the (i) number that was deployed, (ii) addresses where they were deployed, (iii) business hours for each unit, (iv) shelters that were provided to clients at each unit, (v) toilets and (vi) seating arrangements for clients at...? (52kb)
Reply to PQ 294 [CW392E] - Whether the construction firms which were fined R1.46 billion for colluding to fix tenders for soccer stadiums will be investigated for possible income tax evasion; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;.... (63kb)
Reply to PQ 317 [CW416E] - (1) Whether there was a meeting between the National Treasury and a certain person (name furnished) over the said person’s tax affairs before they were published in the media; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details;.... (205kb)
Tax, Financial Sector Policy
Oral Reply to PQ 137 [CO525E] - Whether, with regard to the recent statement by the Chairperson of the Government Employees Pension Fund that the Fund can only afford to hold 5,9% of its recommended contingency reserves of 19%, such low level of its contingency reserves (a) poses a threat to the Fund and (b) leaves pensioners exposed to undue levels of risk and unforeseen losses; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (i) what caused the level of contingency reserves to be at 5,9% only instead of the recommended level of 19% and (ii) what measures and/or strategies are in place to build up the Fund’s contingency reserves to the recommended level? (80kb)
Reply to PQ 223 [CW312E] - Whether the spectre of unsecured loans that are being extended by various financial institutions is a threat to economic stability of the country; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (48kb)
Reply to PQ 284 [CW382E] - Whether the revenue forecast which influences the cost of (a) the National Treasury and (b) spending indicates (i) tax increases or (ii) increased borrowing of money in addition to what was announced in his budget speech; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? (63kb)
Reply to PQ 384 [CW515E] - Whether, to meet expansion programmes for infrastructure and government development investment initiatives, the Government will consider introducing new forms of tax revenue to finance the huge increase in public investment (details furnished); if not, why not; if so, (a) from which tax revenue base will the finance be sourced for this programme (details furnished) and (b) what are the further relevant details? (7kb)

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