Previous Parliamentary Questions and Replies: 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Parliament Questions and Replies for 2013

Date Title
2013/12/03 Funds received by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation for the Expanded Public Works Programme in the 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 Financial Years
2013/12/03 Revelations of Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters that placed South African political leaders and/or officials under surveillance at the 2009 G8/G20 Summits and hacked the department’s computer network; and meeting with the British High Commissioner to South Africa
2013/12/03 Discussions by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation with European and non-European countries to terminate bilateral investment treaties without automatic renewal clauses and their terminal dates
2013/12/03 Amount spent on Advertisements placed on the SABC 24 hour news channel by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and each of the entities reporting to it
2013/12/02 Amount of Notes or Letters of Diplomatic Protest has the Government sent to countries and the reason for each of this correspondence, since 9 May 2009
2013/12/02 Amount of Letters or Notes of Diplomatic Protest received by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation since 11 May 2009
2013/12/02 Hours per month spent by Deputy Minister Marius Fransman on departmental work in the 2012/13 Financial Year
2013/11/06 Performance Bonusses paid to employees from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation during the 2012-2013 Financial Year
2013/11/04 Amount spent by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and its reporting entities on advertisements on the Africa News Network 7 (ANN7) news channel
2013/11/04 Amount spent by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and its reporting entities on advertisement in The New Age newspaper and website between 01 December 2012 and 31 August 2013
2013/10/24 South African Government policy to deploy troops on peacekeeping missions through a variety of regional or bilateral arrangements, rather than restricting itself to United Nations’ deployments
2013/10/24 Provisions informing the Government’s foreign policy with regard to countries experiencing citizen unrest directed at incumbent leaders and the impact the Government’s standpoint has on international relations
2013/10/24 Amount  spent by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation  and each of the entities reporting to the Minister  on promotional events organised by The New Age newspaper between 1 September 2012 and 30 August 2013
2013/10/24 South African consular and diplomatic relationships with Syria
2013/10/24 Make model year date and/or dates financial cost and sum total of kilometres driven in respect of each vehicle hired for use by the Minister and the Deputy Ministers since 1 January 2012 and Annexure A
2013/10/23 Reasons for the establishment of the Ubuntu Radio Station by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
2013/10/23 Adaption of the traditional peacekeeping methods to produce more flexible and realistic solutions to emerging threats in Africa by the South Government’s foreign military and diplomatic involvement
2013/10/23 Short-term Emergency Recovery Plan (STERP) of Zimbabwe, with reference to reply to Question 1462 on 17 July 2013
2013/10/23 Targeted Zimbabwe sanctions and trade links between the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and South Africa to be revisited
2013/08/30 Establishment by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane whether Zimbabwe has an agreement with Iran to supply uranium to that country
2013/08/30 Quarterly interim financial statements prepared by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and consideration thereof by the Audit Committee
2013/08/26 Financial and/or material benefits by the MTN Group (Pty) Ltd to employees of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, South African embassies, high commissions or consulates in Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Iran, Afghanistan, Benin, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Liberia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and Ethiopia
2013/08/26 Consultants contracted and appointed by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation in the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 Financial Years and since 1 April 2013
2013/08/26 Make, model, year and purchase price of each vehicle for official use by the Minister and the Deputy Ministers of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation since 1 January 2012
2013/08/22 Critical Undertakings of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Summit at Yokohama in June 2013 that will strengthen this strategic partnership to the mutual benefit of all relevant parties
2013/08/22 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) boosted bilateral trade between the United States of America and South Africa, and the impact of the Act on the country’s balance of trade
2013/08/22 South Africa’s membership of BRICS strengthened the country’s influence in endeavours to reform structures of global governance and render global structures equitable and representative
2013/08/22 South Africa’s military presence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) influenced the Government’s diplomatic, political and policy direction in its international relations with the people of the DRC
2013/08/22 Reputation of SA Development Community (SADC) affected by the utterances of the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe that it was a voluntary organisation and that its member states were not obliged to adhere to its decisions
2013/08/22 Official View of the South African Government on the African Union’s report on the Zimbabwean election process
2013/08/22 Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane advocates for the SA Development Community (SADC) Tribunal to be reinstated
2013/08/22 South Africa's position on the new regime in Egypt
2013/08/19 Buildings classified as national key points under the administration of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation or entities reporting to the Minister
2013/08/19 Total amount spent by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and each specified entity reporting to the Minister on conferences in the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 Financial Years
2013/08/06 South African Government still considers itself bound to all the Bilateral Treaties it has with the Arab Republic of Egypt considering the recent change of government in the Arab Republic of Egypt
2013/08/06 Criteria for the issuance of Diplomatic Passports and the validity period of these passports, with reference to the reply to Question 1308 on 19 June 2013
2013/07/30 Request by the South African Government to the Government of the Republic of India to open an investigation into the involvement of the Indian High Commission in the landing of a chartered commercial aircraft at Air Force Base Waterkloof
2013/07/30 Summons of the Indian High Commissioner to answer questions regarding the landing of a chartered commercial aircraft at Air Force Base Waterkloof
2013/07/30 Foreign politicians or diplomats on board of the private aircraft which landed at Waterkloof Air Force Base on 30 April 2013, their details and grounds for entry into South Africa
2013/07/18 Declaration of a person as persona non grata at the Indian High Commission for the involvement in the landing of a chartered commercial aircraft at the Air Force Base Waterkloof
2013/07/18 Funds donated by South Africa to Zimbabwe since 2000 and the various provisions attached to each donation
2013/07/18 Note of Diplomatic Protest by South Africa to the Republic of India concerning their High Commissioner's role in the landing of a chartered commercial aircraft at the Air Force Base Waterkloof
2013/07/18 Government or official credit cards issued to the Minister, Deputy Ministers, and other officials within the Department International Relations during the 2011/12 and 2012/13 financial years and since 1 April 2013
2013/07/18 Relations affected between South Africa-United Kingdom (UK) due to spy reports, which emanated from the 2009 G20 Meeting on South African delegates
2013/07/09 Report on whether Zimbabwe will be allowed to express its national sovereignty by running its own elections withou the interference of SADC or South Africa.
2013/07/09 Report on whether South africa is governed by regional and international convetions on military involvement in other countries.
2013/07/09 Status on why has South Africa made a declaration under Article 36(2) of the Statute of the International Court of Justice with reference reply to question 1210 on June 2013.
2013/07/08 Status of the investigation whether SADC has put measures in place to pre-empt violence and killing of opposition leader.
2013/07/08 Status on the SADC Elections scheduled for 29 June 2013.
2013/06/20 Amount spend by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation on promotional items and cocktail receptions for the 2013 Budget Vote Debate
2013/06/20 Status of the investigation into an Ambassador, with reference to the reply to Questions 1024 on 10 July 2012 and 2451 on 17 October 2012 by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
2013/06/11 Development and promulgation of updated Protocol Regulations and Guidelines for implementation by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation due to the illegal landing of a private passenger plane recently at Waterkloof Air Force Base
2013/06/10 Amount spent by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation on catering and entertainment during the 2012-13 Financial Year; and since 1 April 2013
2013/06/10 Communication by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, the Deputy Ministers and the Director-General concerning any aspect of the Gupta family wedding
2013/06/10 Current status of our international relations with the Republic of India
2013/05/31 Amount of Applications received under the Promotion of Access to Information Act, Act 2 of 2000, by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and entities reporting to the Minister; since 1 January 2011
2013/05/16 Government Policy: Deployment of the SA National Defence Force soldiers to the Central African Republic (CAR) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
2013/04/15 Claims instituted against the Department of International Relations and Cooperation in the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 Financial Years, and during the period 1 April 2012 up to the latest specified date
2013/04/15 Total vacancies currently in total and on each rank level the Department of International Relations and Corporation in South Africa, and in each of the 126 Missions abroad
2013/04/15 Members of Parliament, Government officials or officials of specified Government departments invited by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York in December 2012
2013/04/15 Commitment by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to increase the salaries of Locally Recruited Personnel at the country’s foreign missions, and the total cost to the fiscus
2013/04/15 Official position of the Government of South Africa towards the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF)
2013/04/15 Achievement of the goals of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation in bringing the two opposing parties in the political situation together for the election process in Zimbabwe
2013/04/15 Imprisonment of a person for eight years in Republic of Iran violating the fundamental freedom of religion
2013/04/15 Report by the South African Government to the United Nations on an annual basis regarding its treatment of minorities on the basis of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Persons belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities; and to which Government was a signatory
2013/04/15 Reasons for the postponement of the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership (NAASP) until 2015
2013/04/15 Detainment of South African medical students in Cuba; was a request received by the South African Embassy in Havana for assistance from these students, and what assistance was rendered to them
2013/03/12 Logistical or Financial Support by the South African Government to assist Zimbabwe towards free and fair elections
2013/03/11 Lessons learnt by South Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region regarding continuing rebel wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
2013/03/08 Plans by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to address the concerns raised by the Auditor-General (AG) in his Audit Report and implementation of appropriate measures to ensure that the problems which were highlighted by the AG do not recur
2013/03/07 Strategy by the South African Government to break the deadlock regarding the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic’s quest for freedom and dignity
2013/03/07

Engagement by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane with the Southern African Development Community for the formation of a regional mechanism to fight illegal drug trafficking in the region

2013/03/07 South African Government strategy with other progressive governments to ensure the transformation of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) into a platform for fair and just protection of the vulnerable people of the world
2013/03/07 Intention of the African Union and South African Government to address the aftermath of the conflicts in Libya and Mali and ensure the rebuilding of the countries after the recent conflicts
2013/03/07 Plans of encouragement to the largest greenhouse gas emitters to commit to high reduction levels in emissions and the South African Government’s intention to facilitate the sheltering of the vulnerable of the continent and world from the harsh consequences of global warming
2013/03/07 Advantages of South Africa’s membership of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) group of countries; roll out of public education on South Africa’s participation in BRICS; and the objectives of and progress made towards the Fifth BRICS Summit, 26 to 27 March 2013 in Durban
2013/03/07 South African Government call upon the authorities in Abu Dhabi return Professor Karabus to South Africa
2013/03/07 Conflict in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, investigation and assessed findings of the report by the United Nations regarding the alleged support by Rwanda and Uganda of the rebels
2013/03/01 Progress made with the preparations for the hosting of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa Summit in Durban in March 2013
2013/03/01 Strategies to address the low percentage of women at Senior Management Level within the Department of International Relations
2013/03/01 Link between South Africa’s global engagements, national interest and domestic priorities; and the plans and strategies of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
2013/03/01 South Africa’s success in the achievement of its objectives as a member of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa alliance; and the South African Governments plans and strategies in this regard
2013/03/01 Co-existence of both fora for the trilateral strategic alliance between India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) and the strategic alliance between Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS)
2013/03/01 Progress made with the establishment of the SA Development Partnership Agency; South Africa’s role; partner countries; objectives; role of each partner; scope of the development assistance that South Africa will provide through the Agency
2013/02/26 Legal Matters dealt with by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation in the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 Financial Years; and during the period 1 April 2012 up to the latest date
2013/02/26 Bonuses paid to Senior Officials in December 2012 by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to entities where Performance Agreements were signed with the officials and regular Performance Assessments were conducted
2013/02/26 Tickets purchased by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and other entities to attend business breakfasts hosted by a newspaper during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 Financial Years, and during the period 1 April 2012 up to the latest date; and the total cost
   
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