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.

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QUESTION NO: 2599(NW3237E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 27-2014 OF 14 NOVEMBER 2014

MS SV KALYAN (DA) ASKED THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

  1. What amount her department has spent on promotional magazines in the (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14 financial years.

REPLY:

  1. 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.

    (a) During the 2011/12 financial year, Ubuntu Issue 1 (5000 copies) and Issue 2 (initial 5000 copies with an additional 2000 printed due to demand) were printed at a total cost of R305 006.61.

    (b) During the 2012/13 financial year, Ubuntu Issue 3 (6000 copies), Issue 4 (8000 copies) and Issue 5 (10 000 copies) were printed at a total cost of R479 365.65.

    (c) During the 2013/14 financial year, Ubuntu Issue 6 (8 000 copies) and Issue 7 (15 000 copies) were printed at a total cost of R517 667.00, while the projected cost of Issue 8 (15 000 copies) is R220 000.00.

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