Provision of sponsorships by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and the entities reporting to it
FOR A WRITTEN RESPONSE
QUESTION NO: 872 (NW1021E) AS PUBLISHED IN IQP NO. 8-2015 OF 20 MARCH 2015.
Ms S V Kalyan (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation:
(1) Whether her department or the entities reporting to her provides any type of sponsorships; if not, what is her department’s position in this regard; if so, (a) what are the details of each sponsorship, (b) what is the value of each sponsorship, (c) when were each of these sponsorship deals undertaken and (d) when will each of the sponsorship deals end;
(2) whether her department or any of the entities reporting to her intends to enter into any type of sponsorship deal or contract in the (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17 financial years; if not, why not; if so, (i) with whom will each sponsorship deal or contract be made, (ii) what will the terms of each of the sponsorship deals or contracts be, (iii) when will each of the sponsorship deals or contracts (aa) commence and (bb) end and (iv) what is the value of each of the sponsorship deals or contracts?
(1) The department of International Relations and Cooperation does not provide any type of sponsorships.
The Department’s position is that, sponsorships are currently beyond our budget.
(2) No, the department is currently undergoing cost saving measures and as such has no intentions of entering into any type of sponsorship deals or contract in the year (a) 2015-16 (b) 2016-17.