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
FOR WRITTEN REPLY
QUESTION NO: 1890 (NW2239E)
PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 24-2013 OF 2 AUGUST 2013
Mr D J Maynier (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation:
Whether the MTN Group (Pty) Ltd provided any (a) financial and/or (b) material benefits to any employees of (i) her department and/or (ii) South African embassies, (iii) high commissions or (iv) consulates in (aa) Botswana, (bb) Cameroon, (cc) Cote d’Ivoire, (dd) Nigeria, (ee) Republic of the Congo, (ff) Rwanda, (gg) Swaziland, (hh) Uganda, (ii) Zambia, (jj) Iran, (kk) Afghanistan, (ll) Benin, (mm) Cyprus, (nn) Ghana, (oo) Guinea Bissau, (pp) Guinea Republic, (qq) Liberia, (rr) Sudan, (ss) Syria, (tt) Yemen and (uu) Ethiopia; if so, in each specified case, (aaa) when was the benefit provided, (bbb) who received the benefit, (ccc) what kind of benefit was provided and (ddd) what was the value of the benefit?
According to DIRCO records, no financial and/or material benefits were provided by the MTN Group (Pty) Ltd. to any employees of DIRCO listed in the Parliamentary question nr NW2239E, for the 2012/13 financial year.