Question NW2625 to the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

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14 December 2016 - NW2625

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)Have the supply chain management and procurement policies of her department been strictly adhered to at all times at the Youngsfield Military Base in Wetton, Cape Town; if not, why not; if so, what is the position in this regard; (2) has any (a) unauthorised, (b) irregular and/or (c) fruitless and wasteful expenditure been reported to have taken place at the specified military base (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2016; if so, what are the relevant details of the expenditures; (3) were any consequence management measures put in place; (4) (a) what are the challenges in disposing of military vehicles that are beyond economical repair and (b) how will the challenges be resolved?


1. Yes, the supply chain management and procurement policies are strictly adhered to and all required committees to approve acquisition are in place.

2. No, all acquisition matters are done through credible committees.

3. Measures are always in place as the unit follows the supply chain management prescript.

4. (a) Challenges:

(i) All the vehicles disposed of, must go through a process of eNaTIS and Microdotting. The vehicle must be cleared by SAPS.

(ii) The above-mentioned process is lengthy and time-consuming. Normally, vehicles that have been acquired recently have already gone through the above-mentioned processes. Therefore, during their disposal, they do not need to repeat the processes.

(iii) Vehicles that become BER (beyond repair) as a result of an accident cannot be disposed of immediately because of Board of Inquiry still needs to be convened and possible claims determined for claims for or against the state. Such vehicles will only be disposed of after the investigation is complete.


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