29 October 2020 - NW2278
Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of Health
(a) Which company and/or companies is/are responsible for the Covid-19 App, (b) how was the contract awarded and (c) what (i) is the total value of the contract and (ii) total amount has the company and/or companies been paid to date?
a) Discovery Health supported the Department of Health to develop the CovidAlert App;
b) The Department has not awarded any procurement contract for the CovidAlert App. The Department received an offer of support from Discovery Health’s CEO. The Department in its press release/media statement on 1st September 2020 mentioned that: “COVID Alert SA was developed at no cost to the Department, through a partnership with world-class developers at Discovery Health, Apple and Google”;
c) (i) Total value of the contract is 0.
(ii) The Department has not paid any money for the CovidAlertApp.