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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR ORAL REPLY

QUESTION NO: 768

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 16 OF 27 MAY 2005

Mr D H M Gibson (DA) to ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs:

(I) What total amount in respect of advertising has her Department and/or Ministry (a) budgeted for in the current financial year and (b) spent as at the latest specified date for which information is available;
(2) what total number of advertisements (a) appeared in the print media, (b) was broadcast on
(ii) television in respect of (aa) vacant posts, (bb) notices or announcements of tenders and (cc) other purposes;
(3) what was the purpose of the advertisements placed in the category "other purposes" in each case;
(4) whether any of the advertisements placed in the print media to date included a photograph of her, her Deputy Minister, Director-General or any of the Deputy Director-General; if so, in each case, (a) what was the purpose of the advertisement and (b) (i) in which publication and (ii) on what date did the advertisement appear;
(5) whether she or any of her departmental officials received any instructions from the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) to increase her department's rate of advertising between now and December 2005; if not, with whom were Ministry's and/or department's advertising plans for the current financial year discussed; if so (a) when was the instruction received, (b) what are the details of the instruction and (c) why did her Ministry and /or department comply with the instruction?
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REPLY:

(1) (a) Recruitment R1,130,000.00
Tenders R 44,900.49
Total: R1,174,900.49

(b) An amount of R36,887.00 has been spent in the current financial year by 31 May 2005.

(2) (a)(aa) 7 advertisements appeared in print media i.r.o. vacant posts.
(bb) 2 advertisements appeared in the print media i.r.o. tenders, viz. DFA9-04/05 and DFA17 -04/05.
(cc) No advertisements were placed in the print media for any other purposes.

(b)(aa) None.
(bb) None.
(cc) None.

(3) Not applicable.

(4) No.
(a) Not applicable.
(b) (i) Not applicable.
(ii) Not applicable.

(5) No.

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