Status on the purchase of 2010 Fifa World Cup Soccer tournament, clothing or other specified paraphernalia by the Department of International Relations an Cooperation

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QUESTION NO: 2263

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 23 OF 20 AUGUST 2010

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

Whether her department and/or any of its entities have purchased any 2010 Fifa World Cup Soccer tournament (a) clothing or (b) other specified paraphernalia; if not, what has been the position in each case; if so, in each case, (i) what are (aa) the details and (bb) the total cost of the items purchased, (ii) (aa) how many items have been purchased and (bb) why, (iii) (aa) to whom has each of these items been allocated and (bb) why have these items been allocated to these persons, (iv) (aa) on what basis was the decision taken to purchase each of these items and (bb) on whose authority was the decision taken to make these purchases?      

Reply

The Department of International Relations and Coordination and/or any of its entities did not purchase any of the following for the purposes of the Fifa 2010 Soccer World Cup Tournament:

(a) clothing

(b) other specified paraphernalia

The reason that no items were purchased was because a strategic decision was taken by Senior Management that the purchasing of clothing and paraphernalia (namely vuvuzela’s, etc.) would not be done by the Department.

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