Cost Implications for the South African
Government for Hosting the Pan-African Parliament at
Gallagher Estate in Midrand
FOR ORAL REPLY
QUESTION NO 12
(STANDING OVER FROM 8 SEPTEMBER 2004 - TRANSFER OF
WRITTEN PQ 388 - PUBLISHED IN THE INTERNAL QUESTION
PAPER NO 8 OF 13 AUGUST 2004MR WJ SEREMANE (DA) TO ASK
THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS:
(1) Whether the Government will enter into a lease
agreement with the owners of Gallagher Estate in Midrand
to use the estate to host the Pan-African Parliament
(PAP); if not, what is the nature of the agreement regarding
Gallagher Estate; if so, (a) who are the owners of the
estate, (b) what is the duration of the lease agreement
and (c) what is the total annual cost to the taxpayer
of this lease agreement;
(2) whether alterations are planned to the estate for
the PAP; if so, (a) what specified alterations, (b)
who are the (I) architects and (ii) building contractors
hired for this purpose and (c) what is the total estimated
cost of these alterations;
(3) whether the owners of the estate will be liable
for the costs of alterations; if not, why not; if so,
what are the relevant details;
(4) whether it is anticipated that Gallagher Estate
will become the permanent home of the PAP; if not, (a)
why not, (b) where will the permanent home be located
and (c) what is the estimated total cost of creating
a new permanent home for the PAP;
(5) whether all the member states will be required
to contribute towards the cost of constructing a permanent
home for the PAP; if not, (a) why not and (b) who will
pay for this; if so, (I) what total amount is (aa) each
member state and (bb) South Africa required to pay,
(ii) by what date is each state required to pay its
contribution towards these costs and (iii) what action
will be taken if any of these states fail to pay its
contribution by the deadline? N459E
(a) Johnnic Inc.
(b) Five years.
(c) R18 696.00 plus VAT (R2,617,440.00) increasing by
8% per annum.
(2) The lease signed with Gallagher Estate specifies
that they will provide:
(a) a purpose-built Chamber, offices and committee rooms.
This may require alterations to existing infrastructure.
(b) Gallagher Estate will appoint the necessary architects
and building contractors to do the alterations.
(c) The cost associated with these proposed renovations
is for the account of Gallagher Estate.