Status on when will the South African Development Agency be established.

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QUESTION NO: 30

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 19 OF 06 OCTOBER 2009

Mr K Mubu (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation:

(a)       When will the South African Development Agency be established,
(b)       at what (i) cost and (ii) capital outlay and
(c)        what is the purpose of the agency and
(d)       who is intended to benefit from it?              
   
Reply:

  1. Planning around the establishment of the South African Development Partnership Agency (SADPA) is currently at the conceptual development stage. 
  2. The planning processes with respect to the costing and capital outlay for the agency will commence after Cabinet has approved the conceptual framework for the establishment of the Agency.
  3. The purpose of the Agency will be based on the principle of it being a tool to advance South Africa’s International Relations and Developmental Partnership agenda, specifically with respect to the objectives of the Consolidation of the African Agenda and in advancing South-South and North-South Cooperation. 
  4. The intended partnerships to benefit from the Agency will be determined by the conceptual framework for the Agency and informed by South Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation agenda. 

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