Question NW2606 to the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

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26 November 2020 - NW2606

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1).What is the term of each board member of the Pan South African Language Board; (2). whether the board has received any working tools such as an interactive personal application device (iPad); if not, why not; if so, (a) does this comply with the public finance management act, act 1 of 1999, (b) who approved the procurement of the working tools and (c) what was the total expenditure


1. The term of the Board of PanSALB is 5 years.

2. The Board members received working tools in the form of iPads and a Laptop. 11 members received iPads and one (1) member received a laptop.

a) The Public Finance Management Act does not make provision for working tools and therefore the working tools were procured with the Board resolution, which the Board has signed and gave to Supply Chain Management to procure the working tools.

b) The former Chairperson, Dr David Maahlamela, who was Acting CEO at the time, approved the procurement of the working tools.

c) The iPads were an outright purchase at a total cost of R118 704 excluding data that is billed monthly per usage. The total amount paid included iPads for the CEO, CFO and Acting Executive Head: Languages. The price of the laptop was R33 016.

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