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Publications - Other Documents - Parliamentary Questions - 2016 - National Assembly (NA)

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

Asset and Liability Management
Reply to 809 [NW872E] - What is the total number of staff that (i) the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer has appointed since its inception and (ii) is allocated to the call centre? (98kb)
Reply to 570 [NW628E] - With reference to the Budget Speech which he delivered on 22 February 2017, why did he not budget for Government's share of the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Fund he announced in 2016 as part of the Chief Executive Officers’ Initiative which he jointly leads; (66kb)
Reply to 439 [NW495E] - Whether SA Airways procured any services from and/or made any payments to (a) Mr Mzwanele Manyi, (b) the Progressive Professionals Forum, (c) the Decolonisation Fund and/or (d) the Black Business Council; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what (i) services were procured, (ii) was the total cost, (iii) is the detailed breakdown of such costs, (iv) was the purpose of the payments, (v) was the total amount paid and (vi) is the detailed breakdown of such payments in each case? (64kb)
Reply to 547 [NW604E] - Whether the National Treasury intends collecting fringe benefits tax against the President of the Republic, Mr Jacob G Zuma, in relation to the non-security related upgrades at his Nkandla homestead? (6kb)
Reply to 885 [NW951E] - With reference to the amalgamation of the (a) Modimolle and (b) Mookgophong Local Municipalities in Limpopo, what is the total amount paid to each municipality in equitable share (i) for each of the past five municipal financial years and (ii) since 1 June 2016 (181kb)
Reply to PQ 36 [NO486E] - Whether there is an effective turnaround plan designed to avoid a ratings downgrade; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (126kb)
Reply to PQ 37 [NO487E] - Whether the National Treasury has a long-term turnaround plan for the SA Airways; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (19kb)
Reply to PQ 399 [NW412E] - Whether, with reference to Eskom’s debt downgrading to junk status in 2015, the National Treasury will continue to offer its financial support to Eskom, in spite of the warning from the World Bank that the economy is at risk of falling into a recession; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case? (65kb)
Reply to PQ 400 [NW413E] - Whether any mechanisms have been put in place to deal with the effects of a looming credit rating downgrade for the country; if not, why not; if so, (a) what will the effect of the lower credit rating have on (i) Government’s cost of borrowing, (ii) capital outflows and (iii) the Rand and (b) what are the relevant details in each case? (80kb)
Reply to PQ 464 [NW518E] - Whether any (a) consultants and/or (b) financial intermediaries were employed to dispose of the Government’s holdings in a certain company (name furnieshed); if not, why not; if so, in each specified case (i) what was the names of the (aa) consultants and/or (bb) intermediaries and (ii) what was the (aaa) total cost and (bbb) breakdown of such cost of the (aaaa) consultants and/or (bbbb) intermediaries? (68kb)
Reply to PQ 782 [NW901E] - With reference to the replacement of the Eskom Subordinated Loan Special Appropriation Bill [B77-2008] with the Eskom Subordinated Loan Special Appropriation Bill [B17-2015], what was the total amount of interest lost as a result of Eskom not repaying one cent in terms of the loan agreement stipulated in the 2008 version of the specified Bill? (69kb)
Reply to PQ 1171 [NW1310E] - What effect did the decision of the President, Mr Jacob G Zuma, to remove the former Minister of Finance, Mr Nhlanhla Nene, on 9 December 2015 have on the value of assets under management of the (a) Government Employees Pension Fund, (b) Unemployment Insurance..? (118kb)
Reply to PQ 1629 [NW1799E] - 1) (a) How will the National Treasury be involved in the joint fund established by the Government and the private sector to support small business, as announced by the President, Mr Jacob G Zuma, on 9 May 2016, (b) how will the mandate of the specified fund differ from that of government-run development finance institutions and (c) by what date will the specified fund be fully operational;..? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 1642 [NW1812E] - Whether the National Treasury has made provision for contingency plans in the event that South-Africa’s credit rating is lowered to junk status; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the contingency plans? (9kb)
Reply to PQ 1737 [NW2044E] - (1) With reference to the request for long-term funding of R16 billion for the SA Airlines (SAA), advertised in the Sunday Times on 28 August 2016, what are the details of the collateral against which the R16 billion funding is to be borrowed; (2) whether the SAA obtained approval from the National Treasury for the specified funding (70kb)
 
Budget Office
Reply to PQ 69 [NW69E] - What (a) was the budget for the compensation of employees of each (i) national department, (ii) entity reporting to each specified department, (iii) department of each of the provincial governments in the (aa) 2012-13, (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) 2014-15 financial years and (b) is the budget in each specified case for the 2015-16 financial year? (251kb)
Reply to PQ 1150 [NW1292E] - (a) What are the full relevant details of the Expenditure Reductions for the 2016 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework, as highlighted in Table 3.3 on page 31 of the 2016 Budget Review, in terms of the source of the specified reductions in the (i) 2017-18 and (ii) 2018-19 financial years;..? (37kb)
 
Corporate Services
Reply to PQ 21 [NW21E] - Whether the National Treasury has any frozen vacant positions; if so, (a) how many of the specified positions are vacant, (b) what are the designations of the specified positions and (c) for how long have the specified positions been vacant? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 248 [NW252E] - Whether he and/or the National Treasury has bought advertising space in The New Age in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 financial years; if so, (i) what number of times and (ii) for what amount in each specified financial year? (10kb)
Reply to PQ 1667 [NW1879E] - What was the (a) total amount spend and (b) breakdown of such
expenditure by the National Treasury on its participation in the Commission of Inquiry..?
(327kb)
Reply to PQ 2055 [NW2366E] - (1) Whether each Head of Department (HOD) of the National Treasury signed a performance agreement since their appointment; if not, (a) what is the total number of HODs who have not signed performance agreements, (b) what is the reason in each..? (65kb)
Reply to PQ 2020 [NW2331E] - What formal qualifications does each of the National Treasury’s (a)(i) Chief Financial Officers and/or (ii) acting Chief Financial Officers and (b)(i) Directors-General and/or (ii) acting Directors-General possess? (130kb)
 
 
Economic Policy
Reply to PQ 2 [NO449E] - What immediate steps are the National Treasury taking and implementing to avert a recession to which the economy is dangerously close in view of Moody’s second warning within two weeks of low economic growth for 2016, the under 1% growth forecasts of the International Monetary Fund and the downward revision by the World Bank? (90kb)
Reply to PQ 1126 [NW1261E] - (1) Whether, in light of his official statement on 1 April 2016, he is undertaking concrete actions to (a) map a path for higher economic growth and (b) preserve the country’s investment grade rating; if not, why not in each case; if so, in respect of each concrete...? (71kb)
 
FIC
Reply to PQ 1975 [NW2286E] - (1) Whether the staff of the National Treasury and the SA Reserve Bank are involved in the management of the Financial Services Board (FSB); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the reasons for their involvement; (2) what is the total number of persons who have valid Financial Service..? (106kb)
Reply to PQ 2225 [NW2555E] - Whether the information with regard to the suspicious transactions contained in the certificate provided by the Financial Intelligence Centre, dated 4 August 2016, which forms part of his affidavit in respect of his application to the High Court of South Africa (details furnished), has been referred to the (a) SA Police Service, (b) SA Revenue Service and/or (c) any other (i) organ of state and/or (ii) entity for further investigation; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in each case, (aa) when was the information referred and (bb) why was the information referred? (68kb)
 
FSB
Reply to PQ 2504 [NW2918E] - (1) Whether the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) produced a report on suspicious and unusual payments allegedly relating to a senior official employed by the SA Revenue Service (Sars) (name furnished); if not, why not; if so, when was the specified report produced; (2) whether the FIC referred,..? (70kb)
 
GEPF
Reply to PQ 48 [NW48E] - (1) Whether WO01 T J B Vorster (Force No 71317051PE), who retired from the SA National Defence Force on 29 April 2015, qualifies for a pension from the Government Employees Pension Fund; if not, (a) why not and (b) has he been informed accordingly; if so,..? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 2126 [NW2440E] - (1) Whether there is any indication that the application of the clean-break principle when a member of the Government Employees’ Pension Fund (GEPF) gets divorced will be discontinued; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether the GEPF..? (116kb)
Reply to PQ 2375 [NW2718E] - (1) What is the (a) statutory mandate and (b) legal basis for the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) to invest the funds of pensioners and contributing members; (2) whether, including the mandate, it is also envisaged to make development-type investments; if not, what opportunities does the mandate allow for..? (125kb)
 
GTAC
Reply to PQ 643 [NW758E] - What is the (a) number of businesses funded through the Jobs Fund and (b) (i) number of the black businesses that have received funding and (ii) total value of that funding? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 1579 [NW1749E] - Whether any expenditure reviews were completed by the National Treasury (a) in the (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14, (iii) 2014-15 and (iv) 2015-16 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016; if not, in respect of each specified financial year, why not; if so, in respect of each specified financial year, (aa) what was the purpose of each expenditure review, (bb) what is the title of the report on the expenditure review, (cc) on what date was the expenditure review completed and (dd) what was the (aaa) total cost of producing the expenditure reviews and (bbb) breakdown of the cost of each specified expenditure review? (6kb)
 
Intergovermental Relations
Reply to PQ 297 [NW305E] - What percentage of each metropolitan municipality’s operational budget was spent on staff expenditure in the (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15 financial years? (68kb)
Reply to PQ 311 [NW320E] - (1) What was the value of current (a) assets, (b) liabilities and (c) liquidity ratio in each metropolitan municipality in the (i) 2013-14 and (ii) 2014-15 financial years;..? (83kb)
Reply to PQ 715 [NW830E] - Whether, in view of the fact that the National Treasury in its section 71 report for the period 1 July to 31 December 2015 had calculated that municipalities were owed R64,4 billion in outstanding debt, the Government was (a) giving all necessary support to municipalities to help them collect the money that was owing to them and..? (113kb)
Reply to PQ 66 [NW66E] - (1) Did he hold any formal meetings with other delegates attending the World Economic Forum’s 2016 Summit held in Davos, Switzerland; if not, why not; if so, (a) how many meetings did he attend and (b) with whom were the specified meetings;..? (98kb)
Reply to PQ 1176 [NW1315E] -Has the National Treasury undertaken any benchmarking (a) studies and/or (b) exercises in relation to health service delivery (i) performance and (ii) expenditure in each province in the (aa) 2011-12, (bb) 2012-13, (cc) 2013-14, (dd) 2014-15 and (ee) 2015-16 financial years; if not, (aaa) why not and (bbb) will the specified (aaaa) studies and/or (bbbb) exercises be undertaken in the future; if so, how did the health service delivery (aaaaa) performance and (bbbbb) expenditure of each province compare to national health priorities during the specified financial years? (92kb)
Reply to PQ 1957 [NW2268E] -Whether the National Treasury has made any funding available to the Mpumalanga Road Asset Management System, through the Provincial Roads Maintenance grant, for the maintenance of the (a) D1749 and (b) R536 roads in Mpumalanga; if not, why not; if so, (i) when were the specified funds made available and (ii) what amount of funding was made available in each case? (199kb)
Reply to PQ 2150 [NW2470E] -Whether any municipalities have (a) deposited funds with and/or (b) made loans to VBS Mutual Bank in the past five municipal financial years; if not, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, (i) which municipality (aa) deposited funds with and/or (bb) made...? (69kb)
Reply to PQ 2152 [NW2472E] -Whether the Mogalakwena Local Municipality in Limpopo contributed any (a) funds, (b) resources and/or (c) staff to the Mayor’s birthday celebrations held at the Mapela Traditional Council Stadium on 21 September 2016; if not, what is the position in this...? (66kb)
Reply to PQ 2527 [NW2941E] -1) Whether any municipalities pledged conditional grants as security for loan financing in each of the past three municipal financial years to date; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each specified municipal financial year (a) what (i) was the amount of the loan, (ii) were the terms and conditions, (iii) was the..? (1,476kb)
Reply to PQ 2530 [NW2941E] -What are the full relevant details of the formula that was used to determine the distribution of funds to each province through the Division of Revenue Act, Act 3 of 2016? (1,476kb)
 
International & Regional Economic Policy
Reply to PQ 65 [NW65E] - (1) (a) How many persons attended the 2016 World Economic Forum conference in Davos, Switzerland, as part of the delegation of the National Treasury and (b) what are their (i) names and (ii) formal designations or positions in Government..?; (79kb)
Reply to PQ 2328 [NW2663E] -(1) Whether South Africa has complied with each obligation contained in the agreement entered into with the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India and People’s Republic of China relating to the establishment of the New Development Bank to date; if not, in each case, (a) why..? (67kb)
 
Legal Services
Reply to PQ 849 [NW968E] - (1) On what date did sections (a) 51, (b) 52, (c) 53 and (d) 54 of the Financial Management of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Act, Act 10 of 2009 as amended come into operation;...? (67kb)
 
Ministry
Reply to PQ 38 [NO488E] - Whether the National Treasury has a plan to restructure the SA Revenue Service; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (17kb)
Reply to PQ 45 [NW45E] - (1) Whether (a) he, (b) the Deputy Minister, (c) the director-general and/or (d) any officials from his department attended a certain political party (name furnished) Lekgotla which took place between 25-27 January 2016; if not,..? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 82 [NW82E] - Whether he has entered into a performance agreement with the President, Mr Jacob G Zuma, with regard to the implementation of the Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) 2014-2019; if not, why not; if so, (a) which key indicators and targets from the MTSF are reflected in the agreement,..? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 285 [NW292E] - (1) Did he instruct the SA Revenue Services (SARS) Commissioner to discontinue the restructuring of SARS operations; if so, what was the response from the SARS commissioner; if not,..? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 367 [NW379E] - With reference to President Jacob G Zuma’s undertaking in his State of the Nation Address delivered on 12 February 2015, that the Government will set aside 30% of appropriate categories of state procurement for purchasing from Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs), co-operatives, as well as..? (81kb)
Reply to PQ 563 [NW669E] - (1) Whether the SA Revenue Services (SARS) Advisory Board has (a) examined and commented on any policy and/or (b) investigated, evaluated and advised on any (i) practice and (ii) decision of the (aa) SARS or (bb) the SARS Commissioner, and/or (c) received a report on any matter from the SARS Commissioner; if not, why not, in each specified case; if so, what are the relevant details in each specified case;,..? (25kb)
Reply to PQ 661 [NW776E] - (1) Whether the (a) director-general and/or (b) any officials from his department attended meetings of the study groups of a certain political party (name furnished) in Parliament in the (i) 2014-15 and (ii) 2015-16 financial years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each specified case, (aa) what was the purpose of the meeting, (bb) what is the..? (11kb)
Reply to PQ 730 [NW846E] - (1) Whether his Deputy Minister, Mr Mcebisi H Jonas, met with any (a) member, (b) employee and/or (c) close associate of the Gupta family since being appointed as Deputy Minister; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each specified case, (i) what...? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 731 [NW847E] - (1) Whether he was briefed on the allegation that his Deputy Minister, Mr Mcebisi H Jonas, (a) met members of the Gupta family and/or (b) was offered any inducement(s) to accept the position of Minister of Finance on or about 27 November 2015; if so, in each specified case (i) when was he briefed, (ii) by whom and (iii) what action did he take, if any; (2) whether he will make a statement on the matter? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 783 [NW902E] - (1) (a) How many days has he spent overseas as Minister of Finance in the periods (i) 11 May 2009 to 23 May 2014 and (ii) 14 December 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available to gather useful information from other countries which could be applied to our own economy, (b) which countries did he visit and (c) what useful information did he gather on each such occasion;...? (72kb)
Reply to PQ 907 [NW1033E] - (1) Has he earned any additional income from businesses, in particular businesses doing work for the Government, since his appointment as Minister; if so, (a) when, (b) how much did he earn, (c) from which businesses and (d) for what work;
(2) whether his (a) spouse, (b) children and (c) close family earned income from..?
(6kb)
Reply to PQ 932 [NW1060E] - Has he ever (a) met with any (i) member, (ii) employee and/or (iii) close associate of the Gupta family and/or (b) attended any meeting with the specified persons (i) at the Gupta’s Saxonwold Estate in Johannesburg or (ii) anywhere else since taking office; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each specified case, (aa) what are the..? (61kb)
Reply to PQ 991 [NW1121E] - Whether the Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Mcebisi Jonas, has provided him with any further particulars concerning the allegation that he, as Deputy Minister of Finance, was offered the position of Minister of Finance by members of the Gupta family as set out in the Deputy Minister’s official media statement dated 16 March 2016; if not, why not; if,..? (60kb)
Reply to PQ 992 [NW1122E] - (1) Whether any person in the National Treasury requested changes to the Standing Committee on Finance’s programme for (a) Tuesday, 15 March 2016 and/or (b) Wednesday, 16 March 2016; if not, why not; if so, (i) what is the name of the person and (ii) why were the changes requested;..? (62kb)
Reply to 1127 [NW1262E] - (1) Whether the Deputy Minister has ever (a) been present at a meeting and/or (b) conducted any communication with a certain person (name furnished); if so, what are the relevant details of each specified (i) meeting and (ii) communication; if not,(2) has the specified person..? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 1544 [NW1715E] - Whether (a) the National Treasury and (b) all entities reporting to him are running development programmes for (i) small businesses and (ii) co-operatives; if not, why not; if so, in each case, (aa) what are the relevant details, (bb) what amount has been (193kb)
Reply to PQ 1392 [NW1540E] - (a) What amount did (i) the National Treasury and (ii) each entity reporting to him spend on advertising in the 2015-16 financial year and (b) how much has (i) the National Treasury and (ii) each entity reporting to him budgeted for advertising in the 2016-17 financial year? (136kb)
Reply to PQ 1664 [NW1876E] - (1) Whether, in light of his interview on PowerFM on 26 June 2016, he and/or any other person from the National Treasury has met with representatives of Oakbay Investments (Pty) Ltd; if not, why not; if so, (a) what is the name(s) of the person(s) who represented..? (551kb)
Reply to PQ 1723 [NW2030E] -Whether the Deputy Minister of Finance (a) has met investigating officers and/or (b) provided a sworn statement in the form of an affidavit to investigating officers from the Hawks concerning the allegations that the Deputy Minister made in his press statement on 16 March 2016 (details furnished); if not, in each specified case, why not; if so, in each specified case, what are the relevant details? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 2090 [NW2401E] - What amount did (a) the National Treasury and (b) each entity reporting to him spend on advertising on the (i) Africa News Network 7 channel, (ii) SA Broadcasting Corporation (aa) television channels and (bb) radio stations, (iii) national commercial radio stations and (iv) community (aa) television and (bb) radio stations (aaa) in the 2015-16 financial year and (bbb) since 1 April 2016? (204kb)
Reply to PQ 2294 [NW2626E] - Whether any (a) internal and/or (b) external forensic reports pertaining to (i) the National Treasury and / or (ii) each entity reporting to him were completed from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what is the (aa) name, (bb) subject matter and (cc) date of conclusion of each of the specified forensic reports? (391kb)
 
Office of the Accountant-General
Reply to PQ 682 [NW797E] - (1) (a) What is the status of the investigation that is being conducted by the National Treasury into the procurement process of set-top boxes by the Universal Service and Access Agency of SA and (b) when will it be completed;..? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 1431 [NW1579E] - (1) Whether, with reference to his reply to question 2843 on 21 August 2015, the National Treasury has reconsidered to conduct an investigation into the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality; if not, why not; if so, (a) when will such an investigation begin and (b) what are the further relevant details? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 1662 [NW1874E] - WWhether there were any requests for deviations from the mandatory cost containment measures announced by National Treasury in each of the past three financial years up to and including the first quarter of 2016-17; if not, what is the National Treasury’s policy...? (199kb)
Reply to PQ 1663 [NW1875E] - With reference to the mandatory cost containment measures announced by the National Treasury, (a) by what amount did expenditure on (i) consultants, (ii) travel and subsistence, (iii) catering and events and (iv) any other relevant category change in each...? (209kb)
Reply to PQ 1725 [NW2032E] - (1) Whether the National Treasury’s specialised audit services conducted any forensic investigations and/or performance audits in the (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16 financial years; if not, why not; if so, in respect of each specified forensic investigation and/or performance audit completed, (i) what was the purpose of each specified...? (66kb)
ANNEXURE B Question 1725 -NW2032E Response (254kb)
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
Reply to PQ 146 [NW146E] - (1) Whether any progress has been made on the review of the Municipal Supply Chain Regulations, in particular section 32 of the specified regulations; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;..? (10kb)
Reply to PQ 220 [NW221E] - Has the National Treasury awarded any contracts to companies indirectly or directly owned by certain persons (names furnished) in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 financial years; if so, in each specified financial year, (i) how many times were such contracts awarded and (ii) for what amount? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 447 [NW501E] - Whether the National Treasury was ensuring that (a) all invoices for goods and services procured by all structures of government and public entities were being settled within thirty days without fail, (b) rapid disciplinary action was being taken against those failing to make payment on time every time,..? (70kb)
Reply to PQ 1246 [NW1394E] - (1) Whether a task team has been established to determine the reasonable costs of measures that do not relate to security upgrades at the President’s homestead in Nkandla; if not, why not; if so, what is the (a)(i) name and (ii) designation of the person heading the specified task team and (b)(i) name and (ii) designation of each person serving on the specified task team;,..? (62kb)
Reply to PQ 1720 [NW1970E] -Whether he will provide a breakdown and analysis reflecting exactly how the National Treasury arrived at a total figure of R7,8 million being the full amount due and owing by the President, Mr Jacob G Zuma, in respect of his contribution to costs for non-security..? (367kb)
Reply to PQ 1804 [NW2112E] - (1) Whether the National Treasury has reviewed any contracts with a value of more than R10 million; if not, why not; if so, (a) what is the name of each entity reviewed, (b) what is the scope of each review, (c) when did each review commence and (d) when will each review be completed; (2) Whether,..? (64kb)
Reply to PQ 1805 [NW2113E] - (1) Whether procuring entities submitted monthly procurement reports to the National Treasury as required from 1 April 2016; if not, why was the monthly procurement reports not submitted in respect of each procuring company that is in breach; if so,
(2) In respect..?
(64kb)
 
Office of the Director-General
Reply to PQ 1086 [NW1218E] - (a) Has any senior officials in the National Treasury met with certain persons (names furnished) during the period 1 January 2009 up to 31 December 2015 and (b) has any of the entities reporting to the National Treasury awarded any contracts to Sahara Holdings, Comair, Oakbay Investments, Islandsite Investments, Afripalm Horizons;..? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 1509 [NW1680E] - (1) Whether the National Treasury was approached by any political party for any form of funding (a) in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) whether the National Treasury provided any form of funding to any political party (a) in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case? (7kb)
 
PIC
Reply to PQ 44 [NW44E] - (1) Whether the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) (a) was consulted about any financial transaction, (b) entered into any financial transactions and/or (c) advised on any financial transaction in respect of (i) Tegeta Exploration and Resources,..? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 266 [NW270E] - (1) (a) What is the structural nature of the relationship between the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) and a certain company (name furnished) and (b) was the relationship between the PIC and the specified company established before or after a certain person (name furnished) left the PIC and was publicly reported as the chief executive officer of the specified company;..? (71kb)
Reply to PQ 1452 [NW1603E] - Whether the Public Investment Corporation holds any financial interest in certain companies (name furnished) in the form of (a) equity, (b) debt or (c) any other form; if not, why not; if so, what (i) was the initial value of the financial interest, (ii) was the date of the transaction, (iii) is the current value of the financial interest, (iv) is the..? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 1464 [NW1631E] - (1) Whether, in respect of the Gobodo Forensic Investigation into an investment of R75 million in SacOil by the Public Investment Corporation Limited (PIC), the draft report dated 7 August 2015 was ever finalised; if not, why not; if so, what are the final findings and recommendations;(2) whether the recommendations made..? (9kb)
Reply to PQ 1473 [NW1642E] - (1) What was the impact on the value of assets under the management of each of the portfolios of the clients of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) due to the so-called 9/12 events that started with the removal of the former Minister of Finance, Mr Nhlanhla M Nene (details furnished); (2) whether the PIC has since recovered any losses incurred as a result of the specified events; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (96kb)
Reply to PQ 1169 [NW1309E] - (1) What is the (a) company name, (b) financial service provider (FSP) licence number and (c) FSP licence category of each brokerage firm used by the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) in the (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13, (iv) 2013-14 (v) 2014-15 and (vi) 2015-16 financial years;..? (67kb)
Reply to PQ 1454 [NW1605E] -(1) With regard to direct loans made by the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), referred to on page 98 of the GEPF’s 2014-15 Annual Report, in each case (a) what is the recipient companys’ (i) registered name, (ii) registration number and (iii) board members’ names and (b) with regard to the terms of each loan, (i) what was..? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 1968 [NW2279E] - Whether the VBS Mutual Bank has ever defaulted on its payment of dividends to the Public Investment Corporation; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what dates, (b) what was the value of each dividend pay-out defaulted on and (c) what are the further relevant details? (68kb)
Reply to PQ 1967 [NW2278E] - (a) When did the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) make the first purchase of shares in the VBS Mutual Bank and (b) what is the current monetary value in Rands of the PIC’s 25,26% stake in the specified bank? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 2215 [NW2543E] - With regard to the current conjecture and speculation on the future of businesses linked to a certain family (name furnished), (a) what is the extent of exposure of the (i) Public Investment Corporation and (ii) Industrial Development Corporation to companies linked to the specified...? (6kb)
 
Public Finance
Reply to PQ 330 [NW340E] - (1) Does he intend using Sector Education and Training Authorities’ (SETAs) surpluses to cover expenses indicated in the 2016 Medium Term Expenditure Framework pertaining to (a) the contribution from the fiscus for the zero per cent increase in university fees,..? (65kb)
Reply to PQ 498 [NW 552E] - Whether the National Treasury plays any oversight role in the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s tariff determinations to ensure the long term financial viability of Eskom; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (140kb)
Reply to PQ 741 [NW859E] - Whether the Government has (a) curtailed its consumption spending which in the 2014-15 financial year accounted for 56% of consolidated non-interest expenditure in order to create fiscal space to sustain investment in infrastructure and to reduce the country’s reliance on foreign savings and (b) created a large number of significant partnerships that have drawn substantial...? (264kb)
Reply to PQ 1893 [NW2203E] - (1) Whether the National Treasury has evaluated the (a) feasibility, (b) affordability and (c) procurement process of the nuclear build programme that the Government is proposing; if not, in each specified case, why not; if so, in each specified case, what are the relevant details; (2) whether...? (140kb)
Reply to PQ 2010 [NW2321E] - Has he been approached regarding the financing of the leasing of an intercontinental VVIP aircraft for the SA Air Force by (a) the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans and/or (b) any other government (i) entity and/or (ii) official; if so; what are the relevant details in each case? (7kb)
 
SAA
Reply to PQ 869 [NW984E] - (1) Whether the SA Airways still allows firearms handed in by passengers to be flown to their destination; if not, (a) when was the practice discontinued and (b) what is the reason for this;..? (116kb)
Reply to PQ 872 [NW994E] - (1) Whether South African Airways (SAA) allocated any sponsorship in the financial years (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16; if so, (i) to whom, (ii) for what amount, (iii) for which period and (iv) what the activity was in each case in respect of each financial year;..? (161kb)
Reply to PQ 1439 [NW1588E] -(a) Why is the SA Airways (SAA) sponsoring three Members of Parliament with tickets to attend the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil, when SAA is making billions of rands in losses in each year..? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 1481 [NW1650E] -Whether a certain person (name furnished) (a) was and/or (b) still is on the SA Airways no-fly list; if so, what are the relevant details? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 1487 [NW1656E] - (a) What are the detailed reasons for the suspension of a certain official of the SA Airways (name and details furnished) and (b) on what statutory grounds was the specified person suspended in May 2016? (65kb)
Reply to PQ 1573 [NW1743E] - (a) How many (i) Chief Executive Officers and (ii) Chief Financial Officers has the SA Airways (SAA) had since 1 January 2005, (b) who are the persons in each case, (c) what is the date on which each specified person (i) assumed duty and (ii) left duty,..? (86kb)
Reply to PQ 1665 [NW1877E] - (a) What was the (i) total expenditure and (ii) breakdown of such expenditure on SA Airways’ (SAA) inflight magazine, Sawubona, in the 2015-16 financial year, (b) how many copies of the specified magazine were pulped in the specified financial year and (c) what value does..? (66kb)
Reply to PQ 1690 [NW1903E] - Whether a certain person (name furnished) whose name was added to a list of potential new jet fuel suppliers for SA Airways in 2015, is related in any way to the President of the Republic, Mr Jacob G Zuma; if so, what is the nature of their relationship? (65kb)
Reply to PQ 1886 [NW2186E] - (1) Whether the Chairperson of the SA Airways (SAA) Board is entitled to a security detail; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, how many (a) security minders are on duty to protect the incumbent at any given time and (b) hours of the day are the specified minders present with the specified person; (2) whether..? (65kb)
Reply to PQ 1887 [NW2197E] - (1) Whether any additional vehicles form part of the security detail of the current Chair of the SA Airways Board, Ms Dudu Myeni, when she travels; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details of the vehicles with regard to the (a)(i) make and (ii) model and (b) costs of (i) purchasing and/or (ii) leasing, (iii) maintaining and (iv)..? (63kb)
Reply to PQ 1888 [NW2198E] - (1) With reference to his reply to oral question 163 on 7 September 2016, what are the functions and tasks to be carried out by the specified advisors appointed to assist in exploring a merger between the SA Airways and SA Express and the possible introduction of a strategic equity partner; (2) whether...? (74kb)
Reply to PQ 2739 [NW3227E] - (1) What are the (a) titles, (b) scopes and (c) values of each contract being investigated under two enquiries launched into procurement and finance irregularities, as contained in a letter from the Chairperson of the SA Airways Board;
(2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?
(74kb)
Reply to PQ 2741 [NW3229E] - (1) Whether with reference to his reply to question 1804 on 30 November 2016, the SA Airways (SAA) (a) chairperson and/or (b) board granted the National Treasury permission to commence the specified review; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) what are the (a) names, (b) scope and (c) value of each SAA contract that the...? (93kb)
 
SARS
Reply to PQ 46 [NW46E] - (1) On what date did (a) he, (b) the SA Revenue Services (SARS) Commissioner and (c) SARS Advisory Board receive the (i) preliminary and (ii) final report of KPMG into the SARS alleged “covert intelligence unit”; (2) whether the SARS Commissioner consulted (a) him and/or (b) the SARS Advisory Board..? (71kb)
Reply to PQ 47 [NW47E] - (1) Whether the VAT refund due to a certain taxpayer (name and details furnished) has been paid to the specified taxpayer; if not, (a) what are the detailed reasons for the non-payment of the specified refund and..? (84kb)
Reply to PQ 348 [NW358E] - (1) Whether consulting firm(s) were employed to investigate allegations surrounding the so-called covert intelligence unit of the South African Revenue Service (SARS); if so, (a) what was/were the name(s) of the consulting firm(s) and (b) what was the (i) total cost and (ii) the breakdown of the costs of employing the consulting firm(s);..? (77kb)
Reply to PQ 465 [NW519E] - (1) Whether consultants were employed to advise on the restructuring of the SA Revenue Service (SARS); if so, what was the (a) name of the consulting firm and (b)(i) total cost and (ii) breakdown of the cost of employing the specified firm;..? (56kb)
Reply to PQ 466 [NW520E] - Whether any applications for the interception of communication in terms of the (a) Interception and Monitoring Prohibition Act, Act 127 of 1992 and/or (b) Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-related Information Act, Act 70 of 2002, were made.. ? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 562 [NW668E] - (1) Whether the SA Revenue Service (SARS) conducts (a) enforcement investigations and/or (b) criminal investigations; if not, why not; if so, (i) what is the (aa) name and (bb) designation of the person(s) responsible for (aaa) enforcement investigation and (bbb) criminal investigations, ..? (10kb)
Reply to PQ 609 [NW772E] - (1) What was the cost incurred by the SA Revenue Services of paying the many lawyers in particular a certain law firm and a certain company, contracted to work on a certain person’s tax matter;..? (101kb)
Reply to PQ 610 [NW723E] - (1) What is the cost incurred by the SA Revenue Services for employing the services of a certain company as at the latest specified date for which information is available; (2) was an open tender system followed in appointing the specified company; if not, why not in each specified case? (111kb)
Reply to PQ 611 [NW724E] (1) What was the cost incurred by the SA Revenue Service (SARS) for the services of a certain company in their investigations into (a) a certain person and (b) other former employees of SARS; (2) was there an open tender process for the appointment of the specified company; if not, why not; if so, what were the terms of reference? (115kb)
Reply to PQ 612 [NW725E] - (1) What was the cost incurred in employing the services of a certain company for the SA Revenue Services Transformation or Operating Model Review;
(2) Was there an open tender process for the appointment of the specified company; if not, why not; if so, what were the terms of reference?
(115kb)
Reply to PQ 627 [NW740E] - What number of senior managers have (a) terminated their employment at the SA Revenue Service (Sars) due to (i) voluntary resignation, (ii) suspension that led to termination of employment, (iii) early retirement or (iv) other reasons since 1 September 2014 and (b) been (i) employed by Sars and (ii) appointed to what positions since 1 September 2014? (80kb)
Reply to PQ 989 [NW1119E] - (1) Whether any investigation(s) into allegations surrounding the alleged covert intelligence unit in the SA Revenue Service (Sars) have been conducted; if not, why not; if so, (a) what were the terms of reference of each investigation and (b) what was the (i) total cost and (ii) breakdown of such costs of the investigation(s); (2) whether the investigation(s) produced any reports; if not, why not; if so, in respect...? (11kb)
Reply to PQ 1724 [NW2031E] - (1) Whether a forensic investigation has been launched into the SA Revenue Service’s Modernisation and Technology Programme; if not, why not; if so, (a) who authorised the investigation, (b) who is conducting the investigation (c) what is the purpose of the investigation, (d)(i) when did the investigation begin and (ii) when will the investigation be...? (62kb)
Reply to PQ 1894 [NW2204E] - 1) Whether the SA Revenue Service received a report concerning alleged suspicious and unusual payments to a certain person (Jonas Makwakwa), if not, why not; if so (a) which organ of state produced the specified report and (b) when was the specified report received;
2) whether the specified report was referred for further investigation;..?
(74kb)
Reply to PQ 1976 [NW2287E] - (1) Whether the South African Revenue Service (SARS) followed all reasonable steps in suspending a certain person (name and details furnished); if not, why not; if so, (a) what steps were followed and (b) what was the sequence of events: (2) Whether SARS;..? (94kb)
Reply to PQ 1998 [NW2309E] - What is the current status of the investigation into an incident of possible fraud reported to the SA Revenue Service (details furnished)? (327kb)
Reply to PQ 2139 [NW2456E] - Whether there are any specialised units within the SA Revenue Service (SARS), like the SARS High Risk Investigation Unit; if not, (a) why not and (b) what is the position in this regard; if so, (i) what are the (aa) names and (bb) functions of each of the specified units, (ii) how many persons are employed by each of the specified units, (iii) what is the 2016-17 budget for each of the specified units and (iv) when was each of the specified units established? (124kb)
Reply to PQ 2220 [NW2549E] - What is the total approved budget for the takeover of the payment of grants by the SA Social Security Agency from Net1 for the (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17, (c) 2017-18 and (d) 2018-19 financial years? (349kb)
Reply to PQ 2223 [NW2553E] - (1) Whether, with reference to his replies to questions 1894 on 12 October 2016 and 1975 on 12 October 2016, the SA Revenue Service (SARS) had any (a) meetings and/or (b) communication with (i) him, (ii) the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) and/or (iii) any other (aa) organ of state and/or (bb) entity; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in each case, what was the (aaa) date and (bbb) purpose of each meeting and/or communication;...? (80kb)
Reply to PQ 2224 [NW2554E] - (1) Whether the SA Revenue Services’ (SARS) advisory committee advised (a) him and/or (b) the SARS Commissioner on its review of the allegations relating to the unlawful establishment of an intelligence unit in the SARS; if not, why not; if so, in each case, (i) when did the specified committee provide advice and (ii) what advice was provided; (2) whether the specified..? (67kb)
Reply to PQ 2389 [NW2771E] - Whether the Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr M H Jonas, submitted an affidavit concerning his alleged meeting with members of a certain family (name furnished) for the purpose of offering him the position of Finance Minister on or about 23 October 2015 to the (a) Public Protector and/or (b) SA Police Service; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in each case, what are the relevant details? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 2513 [NW2927E] - Whether the Commissioner of the SA Revenue Service, Mr Tom Moyane, has any bodyguards; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what is the purpose of the bodyguards, (b) why are the bodyguards necessary, (c) how many bodyguards are utilised in..? (192kb)
Reply to PQ 2683 [NW3174E] - (1) Whether a certain person (name furnished) was authorised by the SA Revenue Services to send a letter to the Business Day, which was published on 28 November 2016, entitled Gangster Ratings Agencies; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether any disciplinary action will be taken against the...? (73kb)
 
Tax and Financial Sector Policy
Reply to PQ 9 [NO457E] - How does the National Treasury intend to address the non-payment of taxes by many (a) South Africans and (b) foreigners, especially those in self-employment, which is aggravated by the millions of rand that foreigners send to their families in their respective countries? (18kb)
Reply to PQ 454 [NW508E] - 1) (a) What percentage of South Africa's bank notes are printed in foreign countries, (b) where precisely are such banknotes printed in each case, (c) at what exact and precise cost per note and (d) why are South Africa's bank notes not all printed in South Africa; 2) (a)..? (73kb)
Reply to PQ 621 [NW734E] - (1) With reference to his announcement of a special voluntary disclosure programme to give opportunity to noncompliant taxpayers to voluntarily disclose offshore assets and income during the presentation of the Budget on 24 February 2016, how much has SA Revenue Service collected in revenue in all previous voluntary disclosure programmes since 2012,..? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 874 [NW996E] - Whether the National Treasury has held discussions with the banking sector to discuss measures to prevent criminals who snatch or swop credit cards from withdrawing substantial amounts in quick succession from different ATMs in a given area; if not, why not; if so, what were the outcomes of the discussions? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 1170 [NW1309E] - Whether the South African Reserve Bank (a) has conducted or (b) is conducting an investigation into whether certain banks, who had business relationships with a certain family...? (66kb)
Reply to PQ 1453 [NW1604E] - Whether the SA Reserve Bank (a) has taken steps and/or (b) will take steps to mitigate the effects of a possible sovereign ratings downgrade on the stability of the financial system; if not, why not, in each specified case; if so, what are the relevant details, in each specified case? (11kb)
Reply to PQ 1581 [NW1751E] - a) What (i) was the total cost of implementing the Employment Tax Incentive (ETI), as introduced by the Employment Tax Incentive Act, Act 26 of 2013, (aa) in the (aaa) 2014 and (bbb) 2015 calendar years and (bb) since 1 January 2016 and (ii) is the estimated budget for the 2016 calendar year, b)...? (12kb)
Reply to PQ 1698 [NW1944E] - (1) Whether the SA Reserve Bank (SARB) endorsed the appointment of a certain person (name and details furnished); if not, why not; if so, (a) what was the name of the person(s) who (i) evaluated and (ii) approved the endorsement of the specified person for the specified position and (b) on what date was the endorsement approved; (2) whether...? (69kb)
Reply to PQ 1699 [NW1945E] - (1) Whether the SA Reserve Bank provided persons mentioned in the final report of the investigation conducted by Advocate John Myburgh into the collapse of African Bank, entitled African Bank Limited: Investigation in terms of s69A of the Banks Act, 94 of 1990, with an opportunity to review the specified report prior to the report (a) ceasing to be...? (77kb)
Reply to PQ 2745 [NW3233E] - (1) What is the (a) nature and (b) legal basis for the protection that deposit-taking banks give their clients against fraud (i) inside and outside the banks and also (ii) as a result of online scams to protect their clients’ money; (2) whether banks are obliged to take out insurance for these risks;e...? (128kb)








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