16 September 2019 - NW733
De Villiers, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
Whether her department hosted any event and/or function related to its 2019 Budget Vote debate; if so, (a) where was each event held, (b) what was the total costs of each event and (c) what is the name of each person who was invited to attend each event as a guest; (2) Whether any gifts were distributed to the guests attending any of the events; if so, (a) what are the relevant details of the gifts and who sponsored the gifts? NW1778E
In response to the above-mentioned questions:
1. (a) The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) hosted a Stakeholder Engagement Session after the Minister’s Budget Vote on 16 July 2019 at Radisson Blue Le Vendome in Sea Point, Cape Town.
(b) The Stakeholder Engagement Session was sponsored by AFGRI, Fruit-SA, Distell, Poultry SA and Ocean Group Limited. The cost of the sponsorship is as follows:
Venue and entertainment–R225 768, 00
Branded corporate gifts–R136 102, 50
(c) Captains of the industry and stakeholders from the sector were invited to attend the Minister’s Budget Vote and the Stakeholder Engagement Session after the Budget Vote.
2. (a) Corporate gifts given to attendees were branded power banks, pens and diaries sponsored by Poultry South Africa.