View of the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry with
regard to the Relocation of the Africa Institute from the Department of Science
and Technology to the Department of Foreign Affairs
QUESTION NO: PQ135
PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION
PAPER NO 37 OF 1 NOVEMBER 2005
MR D J SITHOLE (ANC) TO ASK THE MINISTER
OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS :
(a) What is her department's and the Ministry's view
with regard to the relocation of the Africa Institute from the Department of Science
and Technology to her department and
(b) When is it anticipated that this
process will take place?
It is our understanding that
a number of research institutes are linked to the Department of Science and Technology
as they are funded through the S & T vote. The Department of Foreign Affairs
enjoys good relations and synergies with them, including the Africa Institute.
Of course we would welcome the relocation if it was done with mutual concent of
the two ministers - Science and Technology and Foreign Affairs.