04 June 2021 - NW1334
Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture
Whether, with reference to his reply to question 327 on 19 March 2021, wherein he stated that the budget is being reworked based on sponsors being signed and other potential funders and that a cost per team member should be available mid-March 2021, he has now received the updated budget; if not, why not; if so, on what date is it envisaged that he will make the full budget public?
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) indicated that the budget has been updated to provide for only those costs that are essential for the delivery of Team SA to the Tokyo Games. Sponsors have been signed up and more sponsors are being engaged.
Additional costs due to the Covid-19 protocols with regards to the team travel, camp and medical services as prescribed in the Play Books published by the IOC and IPC Book has been considered and factored into the budget.
The original projected budget was R45, 000.000 but with the sponsorships, funding received and revisit to adjust for only those line items that are critical for games delivery, the budget is now well under R20, 000,000.