06 July 2015 - NW2049
Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications
(1)Whether there is a shortfall of funds between the amount made available by the Universal Service and Access Fund and the projected costs of the production of the set-top boxes; if so, what does this shortfall amount to; (2) whether negotiations are underway with the National Treasury in order to secure additional funding to cover the shortfall; if so, at what stage are these negotiations? NW2312E
- The available budget allocated for the provision of free set-top-boxes to five (5) million poor television household is R2, 523,642, 000. Shortfall to be established once the costing of the STBs has been determined.
- Negotiations with National Treasury will be initiated once a shortfall figure, if any, has been identified.
MR NDIVHUHO MUNZHELELE
[ACTING] DIRECTOR GENERAL
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
MS AF MUTHAMBI, MP
MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS