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

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO: 1960 (NW2343E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 19-2014 OF 17 OCTOBER 2014.

Mr GG Hill-Lewis (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation:

What are the respective (a) details and

(b) costs of all projects funded by the African Renaissance Fund in the (i) 2009/10, (ii) 2010/11,

(iii) 2011/12, (iv) 2012/13, and (v) 2014/15 financial years? NW2343E

REPLY:

For the periods under review, the Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, in consultation with the Minister of Finance as required by Section 5 (3) of the African Renaissance and International Cooperation Fund Act, 2000, (Act No.51 of 2000), approved the following projects:

(1) 2009/10 financial year

(a) South Africa’s participation in the AU Observer Mission to the Sudan general elections – R4 million.

(b) Cuban Medical Brigade in Sierra Leone – R24 million

(c) The establishment of the African Ombudsman Research Centre (AORC) – R3 million

(d) Zimbabwe Economic Recovery Programme - R300 million

(ii) 2010/11 financial year

(a) South Africa’s participation in the African Union (AU) Observer Mission to the Sudan general elections - R4 million

During the year under review the Advisory Committee recommended projects to the amount of R141 million for approval by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and concurrence by the Minister of Finance.

It must be noted that as at the end of the financial year, concurrence letters were awaited from the Minister of Finance for these projects. Therefore, in compliance with the principle of accrual accounting these projects were not recognised as expenditure against the Fund. The expenditure is only recognised once concurrence is granted by the Minister of Finance.

(iii) 2011/12 financial year

(a) Technical assistance to the mandate of the United Nations Independent Expert on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty of the UN Human Rights – R1, 2 million

(b) Improvement of veterinary laboratory capacities in South Saharan African countries – DIRCO: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) – R15 million

(c) South Africa’s International Diplomatic Training Programme – R13,6 million

(d) Cuba Economic Aid Package – R100 million

(e) Participation in African Union (AU)/Southern African Development Community (SADC) Observer Missions – R5 million

(f) Humanitarian assistance to Somalia – R10,636,420 .00

(g) Electoral assistance to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – R125,2 million

(iv) 2012/13 financial year

(a) Funding the Presidential Elections in Guinea-Bissau - €1 million

(b) DPSA DRC Public Census Project – R10 million

(c) Training of the DRC VIP Protection Unit by SAPS – R646, 979.00

(d) Funding the Project of the African Ombudsman Research Centre – R21,2 million

(e) Funding the African Capacity Building Foundation – R3,9 million

(f) Emergency Aid Relief to the Republic of Congo – R10,7 million

(g) DST African Very Long Baseline Interferometer Network – R120 million

(h) Funding the Food Security and Nutrition Project in Niger – R96 million

(i) Humanitarian assistance to the Sahel Region – R250 million

(j) South Africa’s assistance to Somalia – R22 million

(k) Assistance to Malawi to purchase fuel – US$35 million

(l) Barbs-Ramkem Consortium Poultry Farming Project – R13 million

(m) SA participation in the AU/SADC Election Observer Missions R5 million

(n) Funding the SADC Mission to Transport humanitarian assistance to Somalia – R17,9 million

(o) Humanitarian Support to Lesotho – R180 million

(v) 2013/14 Financial Year

(a) Budget Support to Seychelles - US$820, 000

(b) Electoral Support to Madagascar – R16, 585,690.00

(c) SA participation in the AU/SADC Election Observer Missions 2013/2014 – R17 million

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