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Parliament Questions and Replies for 2011

DateTitle
2011/12/14 Whether the department was approached by a certain political organisation (name furnished) to contribute to its centenary celebrations
2011/12/14 Responds regarding the purpose of the large, colour advertisements for  the upcoming 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
2011/12/14 How many overseas visits has the Minister undertaken since May 2009 and days has the Minister spent on foreign soil in her official capacity
2011/12/14 How many international and domestic hotels/guest houses were Minister and the Deputy Ministers accommodated during the period 1 April 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available
2011/12/14 Whether consideration was given to a certain person’s (name and details furnished) human rights record in the process of accepting his credentials and granting him access to South Africa
2011/12/13 In what new way is foreign policy being aligned with key domestic priorities and departmental contribution to promoting economic development
2011/12/12 How many international flights and domestic flights were undertaken by Minister and Deputy Ministers during the period 1 April 2010 up to the latest specified date for which information is available
2011/12/12 Whether the Minister will reply to all outstanding parliamentary questions and the points contained in each question before parliamentary questions lapse in accordance with Rule 316 of the National Assembly
2011/12/12 Whether any other person have driven Minister and Deputy Ministers’ official blue light fitted vehicles
2011/12/12 Responds regarding payment of all international accommodation for all government departments
2011/12/12 To what an extent is the department involved in securing the safe release of a couple who have been held captive by Somali pirates since October 2010
2011/12/12 Whether the Government’s foreign policy are regularly evaluated to ensure that its national interests are maximised
2011/12/12 Which Foreign Missions were routinely reviewed by the department in the 2008/09 and 2009/10 financial years and during the period of 01 April 2010 up to the latest specified date for which information is available
2011/12/12 Responds regarding double booking of the trip to South Africa by the President of Austria and President  Zuma’s trip to France for the G20 Summit
2011/12/12 Responds regarding the amount in orders has been placed, with each specified travel agency that has been contracted by the department
2011/12/12 Whether the department has made any progress with regard to drawing in partners from the international community in order to work together towards achieving development goals
2011/12/09 Whether the Government is proactively taking steps to lobby fellow African countries to avert a full scale civil war in Libya
2011/12/06 Responds regarding individual costs involved in printing of annual reports
2011/12/02

Measures by Government to pressure the Government of Swaziland into making Democratic Reforms, other than the Conditions stipulated in the Terms of the Bail-out Loan

2011/11/23 Whether the department was approached by a certain political organisation to contribute to its birthday celebrations
2011/11/23 Responds regarding South Africa abstain from voting on the resolution tabled in the United Nations Security Council
2011/11/23 Responds regarding payments of Minister and Deputy Ministers for subsistence and travel in each month in the 2010/11 financial year
2011/11/21 Whether the Minister has been informed of the presence of South African private security personnel in Libya
2011/11/15 Whether any senior officials of the department intend to visit New Zealand during the 2011 Rugby World Cup Tournament
2011/11/15 Whether the department has placed any companies or persons on the List of Restricted Suppliers
2011/11/15 Responds regarding whether officials have been issued with a government or official credit card
2011/11/15 Responds regarding International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban as the venue for the COP17 climate change conference
2011/11/15 Responds regarding preferred service provider used by department for the hiring of vehicles
2011/11/15 Status on the awarding of tenders and the conclusion of contracts and financial transactions with certain companies in each specified financial year since 2005/6 and the relevant details of each tender.
2011/11/07 Responds regarding whether the government intends to institute disciplinary action against Mr Jon Qwelane, South African High Commissioner to the Republic of Uganda
2011/10/27 Responds regarding handbag incident of Minister of International Relations and Cooperation at the Oslo Airport
2011/10/27 Responds regarding visa application of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama of Tibet
2011/10/27 Responds regarding notifications from the People’s Republic of China not to grant a visa to His Holiness, the Dalai Lama of Tibet
2011/10/27 Government provides assistance on rehabilitation; counselling and reintegration into society, of former fighters of Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND)
2011/10/27 Status on implementation of resolutions against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance
2011/10/27 Status on improvement of situation in Cote d’Ivoire, South Sudan and Guinea
2011/10/24 Status on the redeployment of a certain ambassador after she had been relieved of her duties because of allegations of fraud and corruption
2011/10/24 Government cooperation with the Chinese government in an effort to stem the illicit trade in rhino horn between the two countries
2011/10/24 Government continues to ensure the safety and security, protect the property rights and business interest of citizens abroad
2011/10/24 The decision of the Department of international Relations and Cooperation on the implementation of energy-saving practices
2011/10/24 The responds regarding the attacks against Israel since the death of eight Israelis on the Eilat Highway on 18 August 2011 and the attack on teenagers at a back-to-school party on 28 August 2011
2011/09/29 South African Government assistance Package to Burundi and the Congo and the alignment with its National Interest and the African Renaissance
2011/09/29 Status on the position of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation with regard to President Muammar Gaddafi after he rejected the African Union solutions and the solution to the conflict between President Muammar Gaddafi and the NATO Forces
2011/09/29 Progress made at the recent Africa-India Summit in Ethiopia during the period 24 to 26 May 2011 in terms of future development in South Africa
2011/09/01 Status on the action taken by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to locate and return the remains of a South African citizen from Libya
2011/08/31 Status on the employment, duties, post level, salary level, employment contract and necessity of a Ministerial Special Advisor within the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
2011/08/31 Status on the removal of Zimbabwe from the SADC Ministerial Troika Agenda
2011/08/31 Total Cost in Rand to the South African Government paid and to be paid from the National Budget of accommodating Mr Jean Bertrand Aristide, his family and entourage as Residential Guest since their arrival in 2004 until their departure for Haiti on 17 March 2011
2011/08/31 Status of a positive contribution that South Africa’s membership to Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa (BRICSA) would have on the rest of Africa, and the benefits that South Africa receives for being a member of BRICSA
2011/08/24 Status on the cooperation between the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and the Libyan Government regarding the search mission for a South African Citizen
2011/08/24 Status on the Resolution of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) 2007, which recommends that the PAP takes the initiative to achieve the establishment of a consultative United Nations Parliamentary Assembly within the UN
2011/08/16 Plans by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to accommodate the influx of Delegates to the 17th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17) in December 2011
2011/08/16 Status on Shortcomings that hampered South Africa’s Performance during its previous Tenure in 2007-08 as a Non-Permanent Member within the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
2011/08/11 Status on the presence of Chinese Nationals who receive Diplomatic Immunity in South Africa
2011/07/29 Whether South Africa’s Vote in Favour of a No-fly Zone over Libya had to be explained to its partners, Russia, India and China (BRICS)
2011/07/29 Status on Agencies or Institutions which receive Budget from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to perform the Duties set out in the Minimum Information and Security Standards (MISS) that were adopted by Cabinet on 4 December 1996 or any subsequent version of the MISS
2011/07/28 Detailed Expenditure Breakdown for the Ministry of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation Sub-Programme under Programme 1: Administration in the 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11 Financial Years
2011/07/28 Status on the current Travel Agents / Travel Service Providers used by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
2011/07/27 Status on the hiring of vehicles for various occasions for the Minister and Deputy Ministers of International Relations and Cooperation since 1 March 2010
2011/07/27 Status on the funding of Southern African Development Community delegates by the SADC Secretariat and the guidelines in place to monitor the funding.
2011/07/27 Status on the appointment of Dr Pallo Jordan to the position of ambassador to the United Nations and his current responsibilities in the position.
2011/07/27 Status on the reasons for South Africa voting in the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly for the removal of a reference to sexual orientation from a resolution on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.
2011/07/27 Number of African, Coloured, Indian and White employees in the public institution that reports to the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation in terms of Schedules 1 to 3D of the PMFA, Act 1 of 1999.
2011/07/27 Status on the planned free trade zone from Cape Town to Cairo identified by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation.
2011/06/22 Status on the Issue of the Criminalisation of Homosexuality throughout Africa raised by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation
2011/06/07 Status on communications channel with current military government in Egypt and the position the government takes towards Egypt during the next six months before the election.
2011/06/07 Purpose Trips of the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation to Sudan and Guinea; and Mauritania and Abidjan
2011/05/31 Status on South African citizens currently serving Sentences of Imprisonment in foreign countries
2011/05/31 Status on the Diplomatic Officials being recalled, suspended or employment contracts being terminated due to misconduct; during the past Five Financial Years by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
2011/05/31 Status on the purchase of Tickets for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
2011/05/31 Status on the steps taken by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation regarding the Piracy in the Mozambican Channel which will affect South Africa’s relations with the rest of the world in terms of Trade and Cooperation
2011/05/31 Status on the representation of South Africa on the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) and the application made by the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) for recognition
2011/05/09 Status on the assistance that the Department of International Relations and Cooperation is rendering to the four South Africans who have been arrested in Zimbabwe
2011/04/14 Protest Notes issued by the South African Government to Libya and Bahrain for using force against peaceful demonstrators
2011/04/14 Status on the establishment of the SA Development Agency
2011/04/13 The Department of International Relations and Cooperation strategy to ensure that South Africa is an effective participant in BRICSA
2011/04/12 Status on Government to establish full diplomatic relations with the new state of Sudan and maintain diplomatic relations with Khartoum
2011/04/12 Status on the employment offered by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
2011/04/12 Classification of documents by the Ministry, department, any institution, agency or embassy which receives transfers from the departmental budget
2011/04/11 South African Government Foreign Policy and Decisions at the United Nations and influence by the new Membership of the BRICSA Group of Countries
2011/03/24 Status on the List Bank Accounts, Fixed Property and Investments registered in the name of Muammar Gaddafi, any family member of Muammar Gaddafi and, any other high level government official of Libya
2011/03/24 South African Government status on the Results of the Presidential Elections in Cote d’Ivoire
2011/03/24 South African Government commitment to Human Rights and Democracy with its failure to publicly call for the Resignation of Mr Mubarak of Egypt before 11 February 2011
2011/03/15 South African Government commitment to Human Rights and Democracy with its failure to publicly call for the Resignation of President Muhammad Hosni Sayyid Mubarak of Egypt
2011/03/15 South African Government commitment to Human Rights and Democracy with the disrespect to the Election Results in the Ivory Coast
2011/03/15

South African Government commitment to Human Rights and Democracy with the continued killing of Libyan Citizens by the Government of President Ghaddafi

2011/03/01 Statutory Provisions, Regulations, Policy Instruments and Practices regarding the classification, protection against the release or access, protection, preservation, and the release upon request for access to documented information and undocumented information held by the Department or any other entities who receive Budgetary Transfers from the Department
2011/03/01 Training and Support provided by the South African Army (SANDF) to the Army of the Central African Republic (CAR)
2011/03/01 South African Government position with regard to President Mugabe’s call for an early Election in Zimbabwe
2011/03/01 South African Government recognision of the Government of Somaliland
2011/03/01 Official Review of the South African Foreign Missions by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation
2011/03/01 South African Government intention to negotiate or conclude Prisoner Transfer Agreements with any Countries
   
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