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Parliament Questions and Replies for 2014

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2014/12/15

Details of the recent singed nuclear agreement with Russia.

2014/12/15 The Department of International Relations and Cooperation owe money to the Gauteng Municipalities.
2014/12/15 Invitation to the wedding of Vega Gupta and Aakash Jahajgarhia.
2014/12/15 The discussion between the minister of International Relations and Cooperation with Nigerian officials on the 11 and 14 November, on the inquest into the death of the worshippers on the precincts of T B Joshua’s church in Lagos.
2014/12/15 Amount of work days has the Department of International Relations and Cooperation lost to sick leave and strike action in the 2011-2012, 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial year
2014/12/15 The total remuneration of board members, nonexecutive directors and executive directors of each entity reporting to the minister of International Relations and Cooperartion in the 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years.
2014/12/15 Progress on the Grand Inga Hydro-Power Project subsequent to the signing of the memorandum of understanding between Government and the DRC.
2014/12/15

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation produces a quarterly stakeholder publication, Ubuntu Magazine. The magazine, launched in August 2012 with a print-run of 5 000, has grown to a print-run of 15 000. It is distributed free of charge to research institutions, universities, libraries, South African embassies abroad, the diplomatic community and all VIP and business lounges at the major airports.

2014/12/15 The criteria used to award performance bonus is twofold in that the performance appraisals or assessments concluded between the employees and their respective supervisors are moderated by moderating committees appointed by the Director-General.
2014/12/15 Discussions between officials from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and representatives of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama during the period 1 May 2014 up to the last specified date for which information is available
2014/12/12 Implementation by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation of the Use of Official Language Policy Act, Act 12 of 2012 and since the reply of the Minister of Arts and Culture to Question 990 on 6 June 2013
2014/12/12 Number of South Africans in foreign prisons and support given to the prisoners and their families in South Africa by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
2014/12/12 Exact amounts of the African Renaissance Fund allocated to the Zimbabwe Economic Recovery Programme in the 2009-10 financial year, Cuba Economic Aid Package, electoral assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 2011-12 financial year, funding of the presidential election in Guinea-Bissau, assistance to Malawi to purchase fuel; and humanitarian support to Lesotho in the 2012-13 financial year
2014/12/12 Support and assistance by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation for the civil claim by family members of at least eight South African citizens killed in the collapse of the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria on 12 September 2014
2014/12/03 Details of all flowers purchased by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation for each year as from 1 April 2009 up to the latest specified date
2014/11/26 South African companies operating in the Ebola-affected West African countries, the countries in which they are situated, and the number of persons employed
2014/11/13 Quantum of funds spent by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation on all advertising for each financial year between 1 April 2010 up to the latest specified date for which information is available
2014/11/12 Amount of copies of the annual report for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation for the financial years of 2012/13 and 2013/14 produced, cost thereof and circulation of these reports
2014/11/12 Details and costs of all projects funded by the African Renaissance Fund in the 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, and 2014/15 financial years
2014/11/12 Vacant posts within the Department of International Relations and Cooperation in the highly skilled, highly skilled supervision and senior and top management levels; and in each case, the duration of the vacancy
2014/11/11 Appointment of a Risk Management Committee, with an external Chair and Deputy Chair, enabled the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to strengthen its ethical governance capacity and reduce financial risk
2014/11/07 Statement in the National Assembly by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on the country's post-2015 Millennium Developments Goals in view of the several related debates and discussions attended by South African representatives and delegates in recent months
2014/11/07 Actions by the South African Government to assist with the investigation into the collapse of the church building in Nigeria that killed 80 South Africans
2014/11/07 Visa application submission by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to any of the foreign missions to enter the country in the past 18 months and the reasons for these applications not being processed by officials of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation in each case
2014/11/07 Measures by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation at the SA High Commission in Abuja and the Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria to ensure that the on-going inquest and any further investigations into the church building collapse on 12 September 2014 will be conducted without fear, favour or interference
2014/11/07 Status of the New Development Bank which was launched according to an agreement in Fortaleza, Brazil on 15 July 2014 by the member states of BRICS
2014/11/07 Developmental and economic benefits that will accrue to Africa after the United States-Africa Leadership Summit, which was held in Washington DC on 4 to 6 August 2014 and status on the American initiative with regard to Africa
2014/11/07 Effectiveness of the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises on the African continent with regard to African solutions to African problems
2014/11/04 Travel agents used by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation during the period 1 April 2012 up to the latest specified date for which information is available, and the quantum of funds spent with each of the specified travel agents
2014/10/08 Purpose of the African Renaissance Fund and which of the goals set out have already been achieved
2014/10/07 Sponsorship by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and /or any entities reporting to it of political advertisements, events and/or paraphernalia in the 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-2014 financial years
2014/10/07 International and domestic hotel bookings for the Minister of International Relations, her predecessors and departmental officials for the attendance of workshops, seminars, oversight visits or any other relevant meetings of the Portfolio Committee in Parliament from 1 April 2013 up to the latest specified date
2014/10/07 Details of all expenditure that was found to have been irregular and wasteful in the Department of International Relations and Cooperation for each year from 1 April 2009 up to the latest specified date
2014/09/17 Monthly rental costs for the PAP and the detailed breakdown of these costs
2014/09/17 Ministerial Special Advisors appointed for the Ministers and the Deputy Ministers within the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
2014/09/17 Cost of the maintenance of the pot plants in the office and official residence of the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation in the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 Financial Years, and since 1 April 2014
2014/09/17 South African Government position with regard to the alleged establishment of a military base in Botswana by the US African Command
2014/09/01 Interaction by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane with her Nigerian Counterpart regarding the abduction of schoolgirls by Boko Haram
2014/08/29 Investigation launched and findings thereof into the conduct of the High Commissioner to Ghana, Ms J E Ndhlovu
2014/08/29 Support by the South African Government for peaceful negotiations in the current conflict between Israel and Palestine
2014/08/29 Obstacles in the realisation of the Government’s call for negotiations towards a permanent solution to the conflict between Palestine and Israel in the form of two states existing side by side and in peace within mutually agreed and internationally recognised borders
2014/08/29 Progress made towards fulfilling commitment and enhancing the capacity of the PAP by vesting it with legislative powers during the opening ceremony of the 7th Ordinary Session of the Second Pan African Parliament (PAP)
2014/08/29 Purpose of the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC)
2014/08/29 South African overnment continuance to do business and maintenance of diplomatic relations with Israel in spite of the daily human tragedy that has resulted in the death of more than 1 800 civilians in Gaza and the illegal occupation of Palestine territory
2014/08/29 South African Government assessment of the situation in Iraq where attacks by the growing terrorist group ISIS (Islamic State) include the beheading of children and adults and the live burial of persons
2014/08/29 Number of South African Citizens in distress internationally during 2013, reasons therefor, assistance by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, and the cost thereof
2014/08/29 Interaction between Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and her counterpart in Uganda regarding the legislation imposing life sentences for being gay
2014/08/20 Role of the South African Government in resolving the conflict in the Central African Republic and encouragement of the engagement of the African Union
2014/08/20 Role of the South African Government in the South Sudanese Peace Talks
2014/08/15 Status on the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, the Deputy Ministers, the Director-General or any of her staff who attended, accepted an invitation and/or received tickets to the 2014 Soccer World Cup in their official capacity
2014/08/05

Judgements and Court Orders made against the Department of International Relations and Cooperation during the 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Financial Years

2014/08/05

Information regarding the South African Delegates who attended the 23rd African Union Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea from 20 – 27 June 2014

2014/08/05

Information regarding the activities of credit card use by officials issued therewith within the Department of International Relations and Cooperation

2014/07/14 Details of the office furniture ordered and or purchased for the use by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and/or her staff since 1 May 2014
2014/07/14 Details of the motor vehicles ordered and/or purchased for use by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation since May 2014
2014/07/01

Amount of international and domestic flights undertaken by the Minister of International  Relations and Cooperation and her predecessors using aircraft operated by the military, aircraft chartered by the military or commercial aircraft during the period 1 April 2013 up to the latest specified date - (A breakdown of costs for International and Domestic Flights undertaken by Minister M E Nkoana-Mashabane in the period 1 April 2013 to 31 May 2014) (.pdf)

2014/07/01 Position of the South African Government with regard to the death sentence imposed on the eight months pregnant Sudanese Christian woman, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, who was convicted of apostasy and adultery on 11 May 2014 (.pdf)
2014/04/07

Diplomatic stand-off between South Africa and Rwanda to spill over to the African Union (AU) and South Africa’s security standing within the AU

2014/03/25

Amount spent by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation on advertising, communication and marketing between 1 January 2014 and 30 April 2014

2014/03/17

African Charter on Human and People’s Rights as the key instrument in the Western Sahara Conflict

2014/03/12 Progress made by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation in addressing and resolving the lack of experienced, qualified and skilled staff within the department
2014/03/12 Strategies and / or programmes developed and implemented by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to achieve its strategic objective to enhance the African Agenda and sustainable development
2014/03/12 Whether the Department of International Relations and Cooperation has taken any steps to secure the release of South African citizens held at prisons in the United Arab Emirates who have been lured and duped
2014/03/12 Progress made by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to comply with Minimum Information Security Standards (MISS) by providing security for personnel, building, assets and classified information against risks in all areas
2014/03/12 Progress made by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation in achieving its commitment to consolidate and strengthen bilateral political and social relations through utilising structured bilateral mechanisms and high level engagements to pursue national priorities
2014/03/12 Steps taken by the South African Government regarding the incarceration of a South African citizen towards communicating with the government of Equatorial Guinea
2014/03/04 Dominance of former liberation movements in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) influences the participation of independant voices and opposition parties
2014/03/04 Role of the South African Government in the Peace Talks in South Sudan
2014/03/04 Exploration licences issued by Morocco for two companies to hunt oil in Atlantic waters off Western Sahara
   
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