29 July 2020 - NW1614
Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture
Whether any consultants take a percentage from the National Lottery money before the remainder is sent to (a) the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, (b) the SA Sports Trust and (c) any national federation; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (i) what is the name of each consultant, (ii)(aa) on what date was the money paid by the National Lottery and (bb) what was the total amount, (iii) what was the amount of commission in each case and (iv) what sports entity was the National Lottery donation allocated to?
a) nThe South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC has not been able to access information due to national lockdown restrictions.
b) The Sport Trust provided the following response;
c) As a non-profit organisation, The Sports Trust does not employ or make use of the services of consultants to assist with the procurement of National Lottery Funding. The Trust has never employed a consultant to help with securing of funding to keep the operations going. This will reduce the funds which are earmarked for projects and initiatives, which are already under pressure. The in-house, full time employees approach funders as part of our normal and daily operations. This is despite the challenges and the budget cuts, which are prevalent in the market, currently.
d) No information has been received from the National Federations