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Parliament Questions and Replies for 2015

Date Title
2015/12/21 Funding provided by Government to various foreign embassies or diplomatic missions located in the country.
2015/12/21 South Africa and Zimbabwe does not retroactively make provision for the protection of the property rights of SA citizens against confiscation and/or illegal occupation before the treaty entered into force, the minister had any discussions with the Zimbabwean Government to discuss compensation for the group of South Africans whose property was taken from them unlawfully and which is not protected by the protection of investment treaty
2015/12/21 Countries invited to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and confirmed their attendance at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Summit held on 4 and 5 December 2015.
2015/12/21 South African Government would continue to ensure the safety and security of all its citizens, their property as well as South African-owned companies operating in foreign countries.
2015/12/21 Specific interventions or systems implemented to identify and reduce red tape in the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and entities reporting to the department.
2015/12/21

South Africa voted in the vote taken on 30 October 2015 in respect of the resolution to accept, among other states, the State of Israel as a member of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space Affairs

2015/12/21 Investigation and indictment by the United States of America into allegations of corruption in respect of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Soccer tournament.
2015/12/01

Role of the South African Government on its own, or through the African Union or with other partners to help advance negotiations between the Palestinian Authority and Israel to encourage both parties to participate in negotiations that will allow them to overcome their current political impasse

2015/12/01

Acceptance by South Africa of Syrian refugees who are living in the most horrendous conditions and aggravated by the refusal of some countries to allow them entry

2015/11/20

Information on the South African Association of Former Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Chief Representatives which was launched on 16 July 2015

2015/11/03

Adherence of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to the two % Employment Equity target for the employment of persons with disabilities that was set by the South African Government in 2005

2015/11/03 South African Government discussions with the Islamic Republic of Iran, at a diplomatic level, regarding the issue of religious freedom in Iran
2015/11/03

Total amount spent by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation on travel costs and accommodation costs for the Minister and the Deputy Ministers between Gauteng and Cape Town in the 2014-15 financial year

2015/11/03

Hotels and conference venues used by the visiting delegations from African and other countries during the African Union Summit held in Johannesburg in June 2015

2015/11/02

Exact geographical areas declared to be African Union (AU) area under the Gazette notice of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation with regard to the diplomatic immunities and privileges awarded to delegates, attending the African Union (AU) Summit in Johannesburg in June 2015

2015/10/30

South Africa’s motion for economic and infrastructure development, including development of the road and rail network, and the impact on the economy, with reference to the 37th SADC Parliamentary Forum, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 23 to 24 September 2014

2015/10/30

South African Government position with regard to the constitutional amendments and re-interpretation of the presidential terms in Burundi

2015/10/30

South Africa to use its privileged position with the SA Development Community region and the African Union in the interest of peace and stability and lobby all African countries to promote globally acceptable tenets of constitutionalism such as limited presidential terms

2015/10/30

Outcomes from recent discussions at the United Nations on the restructuring of the Security Council

2015/10/30

Response from the African Union to the migration of thousands of African persons from the continent to Europe and does the African Union envisage what can be done to stem such migration

2015/10/30

Official Visits from the People’s Republic of China to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation in the 2014-2015 financial year

2015/10/30

Total amount spent and breakdown of the specified expenditure for the South African embassies, high commissions, consulates and any other specified formations in the 2014-15 financial year

2015/09/23

Invitation extended by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to the President of Sudan, Mr Omar al-Bashir, to attend the Sixth Ministerial Meeting of the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation to be hosted in South Africa on 4 and 5 December 2015

2015/09/22

Total amount spent by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation on air travel between Gauteng and Cape Town for employees who attended Parliament business in the 2014-15 financial year

2015/09/18

Members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on BRICS and their mandate

2015/09/18

Names and designations of each of the nine South African representatives abroad representing the country in various international organisations

2015/09/10

Amount spent by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and state entities reporting to it on newspaper subscriptions in each month in the 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years, and since 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified date (pdf)

2015/09/02

Steps taken by the South African Government to ensure that its national interests in the fields of the local beneficiation of resources, labour practices and job creation are secured and strengthened through the BRICS partnership

2015/08/28

South Africans currently incarcerated abroad in corrections centres as sentenced offenders, remand detainees and detainees awaiting deportation; and the services that the Department of International Relations and Cooperation provide to these citizens

2015/08/28

South African Government plan to deal with the fall out resulting from the disputed election of the President of the Republic of Burundi, Mr Pierre Nkurunziza

2015/08/28

South African Government position on the removal of cultural artefacts during the occupation of a territory by a foreign state

2015/08/14 Time frame for the drafting and implementation of the Foreign Service Bill by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
2015/08/14

Amount that the Department of International Relations and Cooperation currently pays to host the Pan-African Parliament in the office and confidence space within the Gallagher Estate complex in Johannesburg

2015/08/14

South African Government position on the Burundi elections, given that the African Union will not be observing the specified elections

2015/08/14

Progress made regarding the New Development Bank and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement since the BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil and the steps taken to enhance trade cooperation between BRICS countries, particularly in the context of the export credit agencies of BRICS

2015/08/14

Ways that South Africa has utilised its position as the Chair of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union in the month of July 2015 towards building peace in Africa, for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Charter since it was adopted in 1955

2015/08/14

Amount spent by South Africa on facilitating the peace process in Lesotho, specifically with regard to police deployment and the transportation of Lesotho’s political leaders to and from Maseru for talks

2015/08/13

Steps taken by the South African Government to encourage the United Nations Security Council to address the plight of people affected by the Islamic State incursion

2015/08/13

Status of the reunification Agreement signed by the various factions of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement and the key tenets of the specified agreement

2015/08/06

Funds spent by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and each entity reporting to it, on advertising in The Sowetan and The Daily Sun in the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 financial years

2015/08/06

Total amount that the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and each of its entities spent on or budgeted for advertising for each month between 1 January 2013 and 31 July 2014, excluding expenditure transferred though the Department of Communications for advertising

2015/08/05

Status on steps taken by the South African Government for the release of Stephen McGowan, a South African citizen, who has been held hostage in Mali since November 2011

2015/08/05

Status on Zindzi Mandela currently serving as an ambassador, high commissioner or consul-general in South Africa's Foreign Service in a country abroad

2015/07/06

Date and venue of the meeting, for the representatives from the Republic of South Africa and Commission of the African Union on the Material and Technical Organisation of the Meetings of the 30th Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee, to arrange for the granting of diplomatic immunities and privileges and other logistical and/or technical aspects of the African Union Summit

2015/07/06

Department of international Relations and Cooperation authorisation of the payment of the annual membership and other fees to the African Union

2015/07/06

Amount contributed by South Africa to the African Union in membership and other fees for the 2012-13, 2013‑14 and 2014‑15 financial years, and the planned contribution in the 2015‑16 financial year

2015/07/06

Suspension of employees from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation with full salary since 01 January 2014

2015/07/06

Reasons for abstaining from the vote on Palestinian statehood at the United Nations (UN) Security Council Session by Nigeria on 31 December 2014

2015/06/26

Payment of the remainder of any employee's contract before the contractually stipulated date of termination of their contracts since the 2008-09 financial year by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and entities reporting to it

2015/06/26

Amount spent on advertising in the New Age newspaper for the last three financial years by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and state entities reporting to it

2015/06/23

Involvement of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation in a work exchange and / or employment agreement with the Republic of Cuba

2015/06/23

Functionality of the South African High Commission in Delhi, India

2015/06/23

Maintenance of an updated asset register of the total number and value of all motor vehicles recorded in the register by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation

2015/06/23

Death of a staff member of the South African Mission in Tehran, Iran, the investigation into his death, and the requirement for the compromise of diplomacy in the Middle East in these situations

2015/06/23

Names of the current chief financial officers of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and the entities reporting to the Minister, and the qualification of each chief financial officer

2015/06/23

Name of the envoy to Burundi appointed by President, Mr Jacob G Zuma, the mandate the envoy has been given in terms of deployment, and the relevant details of the envoy’s deployment to Burundi

2015/06/23

Total number of ambassadors, high commissioners and consul-generals currently deployed across all of South Africa’s foreign missions, the criteria for their appointments, the consideration of their academic qualifications, and the academic or practical diplomatic training for consul-generals

2015/06/03

Installation of generators as result of load shedding by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation at its offices or the offices of the entities reporting to it, since 1 January 2015

2015/06/03

Nature of the meeting between President, Mr Jacob G Zuma and President, Mr Hage Geingob of the Republic of Namibia on 6 May 2015

2015/06/01

International agreements signed by South Africa, as a member of the BRICS bloc, from 1 January 2010 to aid any of the countries in the grouping with military personnel, military equipment and/or intelligence services should any of the countries enter into an armed conflict

2015/06/01 Regulatory Burden Reduction Strategy of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
2015/05/26

Financial, forensic and/or other investigations commissioned by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation completed since 1 April 2013

2015/05/26

Trade Deals signed between South Africa and Angola in the past five years

2015/05/25 Agreement concluded with the Government of Cuba in terms of which Cubans will come to South Africa to work in certain professions
2015/05/22

Will the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and/or the Government send any representatives to the Republic of Burundi to participate in election observer missions

2015/05/22

Monitoring the situation in the Republic of Burundi by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation ahead of that country’s national general elections later this year

2015/05/22

Amount of sick leave days taken by employees in the Department of International Relations and Cooperation in the 2013-14 financial year and the total cost thereof in rand

2015/05/20

Invoices from private contractors to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation which currently remain unpaid for longer than 30 days and the details of these contractors and services provided

2015/05/20 Details of the methods used by South African foreign missions to carry post, documentation and other communications between missions as well as from foreign missions to South Africa and vice versa
2015/05/13 Amount spent by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and the state entities reporting to it on tickets and sponsorships on The New Age Breakfast Briefings for the last three financial years
2015/05/13

Provision of sponsorships by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and the entities reporting to it

2015/03/11 Total budget and listing of resources and infrastructure for Lesotho in order to facilitate a free and fair national election on 28 February 2015
2015/03/11

Prison transfer agreements signed by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation in collaboration with the Department of Justice and Correctional Services with which countries and with which countries is the department currently in negotiations with in this regard

2015/03/11 Support by the South African Government to the people of Palestine by any means to force the Israelis to free the people of Palestine, including supplying the people of Palestine with weapons and funds
2015/03/11 Prospects for peace-building, peace enforcement and stability on the African continent since the establishment of the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC) on 5 November 2013 and have the negative forces, that prohibit its development on the continent, been put on the back foot
2015/03/11 Agreements signed by the South African Government during the state visit of President Jacob Zuma to the People’s Republic of China at the invitation of President Xi
2015/02/27 Actions taken by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to enhance improved diplomatic relations between South Africa and Nigeria
2015/02/27 Foreign Policy based on the guiding principle of a belief in universal human rights
   
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