Question NW3162 to the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

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08 December 2017 - NW3162

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Ketabahle, Ms V to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

What are the details including the ranks of service providers and /or contractors from which (a) his department and (b) the entities reporting to him procured services in the past five years 2. What (a) service was provided by each service provider and /or contactor and (b) amount was service provider and / or contractor paid 3. (a) how many of these service providers are black-owned entities, (b) what was each of the black-owned service providers awarded and; (c) how much was each black-owned service provider paid?


I have been informed by the Department and entities as follows:


The question is broad and not specific requiring detailed information over a long period of time. Various services procured by the Department range from small to big procurement of goods and services.

(1)(a) The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services was established in May 2014. Since 2014 various services were rendered to the Department by various service providers. Therefore the answer to the question will only focus on the 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 financial years.

(2)(a) The list of service providers utilised during the abovementioned periods are too long to list.

(2)(b) The type of services that were rendered to the Department are as follows:-





Security Services

Cleaning Services

Pest Control

Hiring of a Mobile Theatre Stage

Hiring of Tents

Hiring of Furniture

Hiring of Public Address System

Hiring of Audio Visual Equipment

Hiring of Chemical Toilets

Repair and Service of Air Condition

Designing of Promotional Material

Design and Layout of Banners

Manufacturing and Installation of Blinds

Personnel Assessments

Data Capturing, Processing and Recovering

Branding and Marketing

Repair and Renovation of Building

Refuse Removal

Repair Access Control System

Competency Assessments

Furniture Removal

Transcription Services

Clothing with Logo Printing

Pluming Services

Electrician Services

Maintenance of Database

Burglar Proofing

Audit Services


System Development Services

Legal Services

Advisory Consulting Services

Delivery of News Papers

Translators: Brailing Of Documents

Computer Support Services

Repair and Install CCTV System

Verification of Qualifications

Advisory Consulting Services

Video Recording

Repairing of Camera

Hiring Of Photographer

Website Development

Repair and Install Networks

Rendering of Health Care


The total spent on services was R90 million for the period of 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 financial year.





9, million


6, million


14, million

(b) Entities

1. – 3, I refer the member to the Annual Reports and the Financial Statements of the entities



Dr Siyabonga Cwele, MP

Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services


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