Question NW11 to the President of the Republic

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18 May 2020 - NW11

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Malema, Mr J to ask the President of the Republic

(1)(a) What number of inter-ministerial committees (IMC) does the Government have, (b) on what date was each IMC established and (c) how many times has each IMC met since it was established; (2) whether any IMC has established a panel; if so, (a) what is the name of each member of the panel and (b) how many times has each panel met; (3) whether any IMC has appointed (a) consultants and/or (b) contractors; if so, (i) on what date was each consultant and/or contractor appointed, (ii) what amount was paid to each consultant and/or contractor and (iii) what were the reasons for each appointment; (4) what amount has the Government spent on each (a) IMC and (b) related panel?


1 (a)-(c)

Inter-Ministerial Committee

Date established

Meetings 2018-19

South African National AIDS Council



Land and Agricultural Reform

June 2018


North West Intervention

(changed to Inter Ministerial Task Team)

April 2018


Municipal Elections 2021

June 2019

Not met

Khawuleza District Development Model

August 2019


South African Airways

March 2020


State Funerals



* Since establishment in 2014

As part of a rationalisation process to improve coordination and functionality, 12 IMCs were abolished in 2018 and 39 IMCs were abolished in 2019.

2 (a)-(b)

The Land and Agricultural Reform Advisory Panel was established by the President to advise the Land and Agricultural Reform IMC. The members of the panel are:

  1. Dr Vuyo Mahlati
  2. Prof Ruth Hall
  3. Dr Wandile Sihlobo
  4. Bulelwa Mabasa
  5. Thato Moagi
  6. Prof Mohammed Karaan
  7. Daniel Kriek
  8. Adv Tembeka Ngcukaitobi
  9. Dr Thandi Ngcobo
  10. Nick Serfontein


The Land and Agricultural Reform Advisory Panel has met 14 times.

3 (a)

No IMCs have appointed consultants.

3 (b)

I am advised that the following payments were made in respect of the following IMCs:


(b) Contractors

(i) Date Appointed

(ii) Amount

(iii) Reason for Appointment

Land Panel

Birchwood Hotel

December 2018


Venue hire, sound equipment and catering for consultative work in the form of the two national Colloquia, 11 roundtables and consultations with the National House of Traditional Leaders

Design, Layout and Editing of the Final Report


St Georges Hotel

February 2019



Sheraton Hotel

December 2019



Black Moon Design and Advertising

March 2019



Government Printing Works

June 2019


Printing and publishing final report

North West Intervention


July 2018


The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to provide capacity for the coordination and technical support for the first six months of the intervention.

4 (a)

Generally IMCs are coordinating structures. They do not require extra funding beyond the normal operations of coordinating structures.

North West Intervention IMTT/IMC: The cost to the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation for convening the IMTT for the North West Province is estimated to be R525,000. This calculation excludes costs related to the actual intervention in the North West province.

4 (b)

Land and Agricultural Reform Advisory Panel:

  • Remuneration: R270,274
  • Travel and accommodation: R324,595
  • Catering for meetings and workshops: R26,044

Advisory Panel members were remunerated in accordance with the 2018 Service Benefit Packages for Office Bearers of certain Statutory and Other Institutions (National Treasury). Some Members of the Advisory Panel declined remuneration.

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