South African companies operating in the Ebola-affected West African countries, the countries in which they are situated, and the number of persons employed

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QUESTION NO: 1739 (NW2080E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 18-2014 OF 26 SEPTEMBER 2014

DR WG JAMES (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION:

(1) (a) What are the names of the South African companies currently operating in the Ebola-affected West African countries; (b) in which countries are they situated and (c) how many persons do they employ;

(2) Have any of the employees of the specified companies been stricken ill by the Ebola; if so, (a) how many and (b) has any support been provided; 

(3) Have any of the specified employees died of Ebola; if so (a) what was done with the body in each case and (b) what help was provided to the grieving family in South Africa? NW2080E

REPLY: Please note that this question has been answered per country below.

Liberia:

(1) (a) MTN; Group 5; Balmoral Aviation
(b) Liberia
(c) MTN: 320 (3 South Africans); Group 5: 192 (20 South Africans); Balmoral Aviation: 9 (5 South Africans)

(2) No.
(a) Not applicable.
(b) Not applicable.

(3) No.
(a) Not applicable.
(b) Not applicable.

Guinea (Conakry):

(1) (a) Anglo Gold Ashanti; WBHO; MTN; Alufer; Mossmart; Africa Lottery Company; Global Outdoor Systems
(b) Guinea (Conakry)
(c) Anglo Gold Ashanti: 25 South Africans; WBHO: Currently no South African citizens; MTN: Currently 1 South African citizen; Alufer: Currently no South African citizens; Mossmart: Currently no South African citizens; Africa Lottery Company: Currently no South African citizens; Global Outdoor Systems: Currently no South African citizens.

(2) No.
(a) Not applicable.
(b) Not applicable.

(3) No.
(a) Not applicable.
(b) Not applicable.

Sierra Leone:

(1) (a) South Africa does not have permanent representation in Sierra Leone. The South African Embassy in Ghana is accredited to Sierra Leone. There are no records of South African companies based in Sierra Leone.
(b) Not applicable.
(c) Not applicable.

(2) No.
(a) Not applicable.
(b) Not applicable.

(3) No.
(a) Not applicable.
(b) Not applicable.

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