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Publications - Other Documents - Parliamentary Questions - 2016 - National Council of Provinces (NCOP)

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


Asset and Liability Management
Reply to PQ 91 [CW141E] - How does South Africa’s financial borrowing power in 2016 compare to its counterparts in Brazil, Russia, India and China in view of the slow economic growth in the past five years? (93kb)
Reply to OPQ 208 [CO474E] - (1) Whether the National Treasury has developed any mechanisms to regulate the economic role and performance of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in overseeing (a) financial and economic viability and...? (38kb)
Reply to PQ 226 [CW353E] - (1) Whether the National Treasury has (a) put in place and (b) implemented any mechanisms to increase the revenue base of municipalities with financial constraints, especially those located in rural areas; if not, why not; if so, what mechanisms; (2) whether..? (89kb)
Reply to OPQ 226 [CO492E] - (1) Whether the Government is putting any long term plans in place to ensure that the national carrier strengthens its financial viability; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;(2) whether this includes...? (96kb)
Reply to OPQ 228 [CO494E] -(1) Whether the National Treasury conducts (a) assessments and/or (b) evaluation of the performance of the boards and board members of its entities; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) what was the basis on which the returning SA Airways board members were reappointed into their positions? (19kb)
 
Budget Office
Reply to PQ 97 [CW146E] - With reference to the reprioritisation of the R6.8 billion over the 2016 Medium Term Expenditure Framework, (a) which departments had a decrease in the compensation of the employees’ budget, taking into account the past recruitment performance and (b) to which areas of spending have these funds been reprioritised? (267kb)
 
Economic Policy
Reply to PQ 133 [CW186E] - What are the reasons for inflation rates disparities between the National Treasury and the SA Reserve Bank? (6kb)
Reply to OPQ 224 [CO490E] - What are the reasons for inflation rates disparities between the National Treasury and the SA Reserve Bank? (38kb)
Reply to OPQ 227 [CO493E] - (a) What is South Africa’s latest credit rating status with (i) Moody’s, (ii) R&I, (iii) Fitch and (iv) Standard & Poor’s rating agencies and (b) what is the reflection of this to the country’s ability to (i) attract investors and (ii) grow the economy?? (97kb)
 
Financial Intelligence Centre
Reply to OPQ 230 [CO496E] - (1) What is the country’s legal capacity to be able to curb the illicit financial flows which have become a huge problem in African states; (2) whether the closure of a certain company’s accounts (name furnished) in South Africa is associated with this problem; if not,..? (81kb)
 
Public Finance
Reply to PQ 107 [CW157E] - Whether any contingency plans are in place to safeguard social grants should the Gross Domestic Product growth decreases again; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (7kb)
Reply to OPQ 234 [CO501E] - Whether any department has requested an increase in its budget for the next financial year as a result of the weakened rand; if so, what are the relevant details? (6kb)
Reply to OPQ 242 [CO512E] - What is the estimated cost of the recently announced Nuclear Build Plan for South Africa? (18kb)
 
Intergovermental Relations
Reply to PQ 108 [CW158E] - (a) How will the National Treasury monitor funds that are provided for the transitional grant in order to assist municipalities and (b) what accountable structure will be in place to ensure strict use of funds related to demarcations? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 119 [CW159E] - (a) What is the (i) commencement and (ii) completion date of the review of the Provincial Equitable Share formula as indicated in the Fiscal Framework and (b) to what extent is the Government committed to the implementation of the review? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 132 [CW185E] - Whether any plans are in place to renegotiate the SA Customs Union’s agreement with our immediate neighbouring countries; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (64kb)
Reply to OPQ 205 [CO471E] - What measures are being implemented to ensure that the provision of infrastructure and services to needy communities is not compromised by weak local state spending capacity (details furnished)? (32kb)
Reply to OPQ 207 [CO473E] - Whether the development agencies in the provinces are effective in growing provincial economies, creating jobs and supporting small, medium and macro enterprises; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (24kb)
Reply to OPQ 233 [CO500E] - Whether the National Treasury has a plan to oversee the provincial strategies for economic growth in each city and town? (67kb)
 
Ministry
Reply to OPQ 243 [CO513E] - Whether any discussions have taken place with the President of the Republic in respect of the impact on the economy with regard to the use of state institutions to get rid of perceived enemies; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? (180kb)
 
SARS
Reply to PQ 79 [CW124E] - Whether the National Treasury has any plans to address the loss in tax revenue as a result of (a) tax evasion and (b) corruption within the SA Police Service; if not, why not; if so, what plans? (87kb)
 
Tax and Financial Sector Policy
Reply to PQ 80 [CW125E] - (1) Whether the National Treasury has any plans to address the delays in refunds of value added tax inputs for businesses; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;..? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 102 [CW151E] - (1) (a) How many pension funds were closed from 2010 to 2015, (b) how has the closing of pension funds affected the beneficiaries, (c) how long does it take for a financial institution to close a pension fund and (d) what methods are used to ensure that beneficiaries are found? (82kb)
Reply to PQ 106 [CW156E] - What is the expected financial impact of a higher fuel levy on the Treasury’s income? (63kb)
Reply to PQ 131 [CW184E] - Whether the National Treasury will reconsider the period of more than six months for the new off-shore amnesty to be introduced; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (7kb)







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