Department of Foreign Affairs Budget for the Ten Years of Freedom Celebrations

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO 90

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 2 OF 2004 (28 MAY 2004)

MR LB LABUSCHAGNE TO ASK THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

(a) What total amount did her department and/or ministry (I) budget for and (ii) spend on (aa) advertising and (bb) other specified activities related to the celebration of 10 Years of Democracy from the date that the election date was gazetted up to and including the election day and (b) what specified media and/or publications were used to publicise the campaign around the celebration of 10 Years of Democracy? N92E

UNQUOTE

REPLY:

(a) (I) The Department of Foreign Affairs did not budget any money for the said purpose.

(ii) aa, bb, b:
(aa) As a matter of policy the Department of Foreign Affairs does not advertise, except in specific cases. Therefore in response to the first part of the question, no amount of money was utilised for advertising purposes from the 10 Year Celebrations budget.

(bb) No amount of money was spent on specified media and or publications from the 10 years of Democracy budget.

(b) No amount of money from the Department of Foreign Affairs was utilised for media and or publications.


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