19 April 2022 - NW1100
Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture
Whether his department has done a check on nongovernmental organisations, especially those organisations acting as conduits, to check whether persons who are applying are office bearers of other nonprofit organisations that have received funding from his department and/or have acted as a conduit; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
- My Department does not support the conduit organisations, but offers grant funding to beneficiaries that will implement their projects directly. This is to mitigate the risk of smaller developmental organisations not growing their capacity and becoming independent. The Department’s Funding policy and Mzansi Golden Economy guidelines are clear on individuals who are multiple directors in various organisations, as it is not allowed. The Department verifies all the directors of each organisation supported if they are not office bearers of other organizations through a tool provided by the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA).