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27 October 2022 - NO622

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Mmutle, Mr TN to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Considering that the SA Navy has consistently failed to achieve the target set for itself in terms of sea hours and often notes the lack of availability of naval platforms as the reason, what steps will she put in place to (a) increase the sea hours of the SA Navy and (b) ensure that the Republic’s territorial waters are regularly patrolled and efficiently controlled?

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27 October 2022 - NO645

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Mafanya, Mr WTI to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

What (a) is the backlog on maintenance of key SA National Defence Force equipment and (b0 are the full, relevant details of such backlogs?

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27 October 2022 - NO662

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

With reference to the recent findings of the Auditor-General and the Public Protector, that the Project Thusano contracts and the Supplementary agreements were concluded irregularly and in contravention of the supply chain management processes, what steps has her department taken to (a) cancel the specified irregular agreements and (b) recover any losses suffered as a result of the specified irregular agreements?

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27 October 2022 - NO620

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Xaba, Mr VC to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Given that the Auditor-General found during her audit of the Department of Defence (DoD) in the 2021-22 financial year, a lack of process in the implementation of the action plans to address audit findings in the DoD and a slow application of consequence management in areas identified, what short-term steps will she put in place to address the specified findings with regard to (a) lack of progress in the implementation of the action plan and (b) The slow application of consequence management?

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27 October 2022 - NO621

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Xaba, Mr VC to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Considering that over-expenditure on compensation of employees remains the largest contributor to irregular expenditure in her Department of Defence (DOD), and noting that the DOD previously indicated to Parliament that it intends to bring the specified expenditure under control by the 2024-25 financial year through a number of interventions, has she found that DOD (a) is on track with the implementation of the Mobility Exit Mechanism for 2022-23 financial year according to the agreement with National Treasury and (b) Will have over-expenditure on compensation of employees under control by the 2024-25 financial year?

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26 October 2022 - NW2511

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Mafanya, Mr WTI to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

What (a) are the details of the current status of the SA National Defence Force deployment to other parts of the continent and (b) total amount do the deployment cost the Republic annually?

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26 October 2022 - NW2617

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Whether the Armaments Corporation of South Africa sells arms and ammunition, propellant powder and/or explosives to the Russian Federation (1); if not, what is the position in this regard (2), if so, what are the relevant details?

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26 October 2022 - NW2505

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Xaba, Mr VC to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Whether, with regard to the SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) that had to outsource certain SERVICES to private service providers in recent years due to its declining capability, there are any efforts being undertaken to restore the required capability of the SAMHS to improve service provision in this regard; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

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14 September 2022 - NW2497

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Shelembe, Mr ML to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

What (a) total number of current applications for benefits of the military veterans have not received a notification from her department advising of the decision to grant or reject the application within the stipulated 30 working days and (b) action does she intend to take to ensure that her department complies with the 30-working day provision?

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14 September 2022 - NW2504

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Xaba, Mr VC to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

1. With reference to the matter between Lembede v Minister of Defence and Military Veterans and others, case number 9642/2020, in which the High Court Gauteng Division on 15 December 2021 held that the findings and recommendations of the Military Ombud made in terms of section 6(8) of the Military Ombud Act, Act 4 of 2012, were nothing but a mere recommendation with no binding effect, and in refusing to accept the invitation to find that the decisions of the Military Ombud stand until implemented or reviewed and/or set aside, what purpose has she found would be served by the Office of the Military Ombud when its proposed relief could simply be ignored; 2. Whether she intends to appeal the judgment and/or introduce amending legislation to give the Military Ombud more authority; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

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14 September 2022 - NW2503

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Mothapo, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) What challenges were faced by the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) in KwaZulu-Natal during Operation Chariot, whereby the SANDF provided support to the disaster management team? (2) Whether the SANDF suffered any casualties in the process; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

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14 September 2022 - NW2502

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Mothapo, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) In view of the fact that the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, recently deployed more soldiers to provide support in Mozambique to intensify Operation Vikela in Cabo Delgado, what progress has been made in bringing stability in Mozambique; (2) Whether the SA National Defence Force have suffered any casualties as a result of the operation; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what number of casualties?

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14 September 2022 - NW2519

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) What number of the total number of members of the SA National Defence Force who are on extended leave and/or suspension, are included in the exit of approximately 3 048 members through the Mobility Exit Mechanism?

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(1) There are no members of the South African National Defence Force who are on extended leave and/or suspension who have been offered the Mobility Exit Mechanism (MEM).


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14 September 2022 - NW2396

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) Whether, with reference to the findings by the Ministerial Task Team (MTT) into thee irregular procurement of the Cuban drug Herberon recombinant interferon alpha-2b, the final decision to irregularly procure the unregistered drug to use as a treatment against Covid-19 infections in the Republic was taken by the Surgeon General, regardless of who signed it off; (2) what was the role logistic in the process, with specific reference to the role of the Chief of Logistics and Major General Tyhalisi, specifically with regard to (a) receiving the drugs 9b) dealing with the declaration to the SA Revenue Services and the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) and (c) the illegal importation of the drug at air force base Waterkloof and OR Tambo international airport; (3) whether, based on the findings and recommendations by the MTT and the Auditor General of South Africa, and her promise that heads must roll as a consequence , anyone has been held accountable before a disciplinary committee and/or the National Prosecuting Authority, if not, 9a) why not and (b) what will the consequences be if nobody is held to account, if so, what are the case number and relevant details; (4) whether all the drugs were sent back to Cuba, if not, why not, if so, have the Cubans accepted everything back and agreed not to hold South Africa accountable for only the 10 vials approved by SAHPRA; (5) (a) what is the final value of the drugs returned and (b) has the Cuban government and/or TECHNOIMPORT Enterprise returned the R33m that was irregularly paid to the Cuban government; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

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31 August 2022 - NO304

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:

(1) )a) What portion of the proposed budget of her department is used to service inoperative members and (b) Total number of members off the SA National Defence Force are on extended leave and/or suspension and considered as being inoperative?

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31 August 2022 - NO360

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Mafanya, Mr WTI to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

What (a) is the current state of defence capabilities of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), following reports that the SANDF is not in a position to defend the sovereignty of the Republic should there be a need and (b) steps is she taking to address the cause of the decline?

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31 August 2022 - NO334

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Basopu, Mr M to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

What has been the progress with regard to the finalization of the database of military veterans?

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31 August 2022 - NO310

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

By what date can each of the 815 military Veterans and former SA National Defence Force members who were called up to the Umzimvubu at SA Infantry to assist with Operation Prosper expect to receive full remuneration?

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31 August 2022 - NO333

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Basopu, Mr M to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(a) Whether there are plans within her Department of Military Veterans to forge partnerships with municipalities in the implementation of the projects of the military veterans given that the projects are implemented in municipalities; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

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31 August 2022 - NO332

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Mmutle, Mr TN to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

On what date does her department intends to dispose of the scrap metals at the depot in Walmansdal, which is at the risk of both fire and theft, in order to generate some income out of the scrap and mitigate the chances of possible fires breaking out again?

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31 August 2022 - NO331

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Mmutle, Mr TN to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(a) On what date did her department contract the suppliers of essential services, like rations and fuel supplies, and (b) what is the status of the specified contract?

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31 August 2022 - NO329

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Legwase, Ms TI to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

What (a) are the reasons for the slow progress in Armscor sweating its assets such as Gerotek and others and (b) plans she have in place in order to capacitate Armscor to speed up the process to sweat its assets and generate income?

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15 August 2022 - NW2291

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Defence and Military Veterans

(1) Whether, with reference to the findings and recommendations by the Auditor General of South Africa on all the contracts under Project Thusano, more specifically the irregular, illegal and fraudulent procurement and importation of the Cuban drug Heberon Alfa R (Heberon), any implicated and/or involved official of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and/or her department, at the time of the alleged transgressions in 2020, has been subjected to any disciplinary charges and hearings; if not, why not; if so, (a( on why date, (b) what are the names of the officials and (c) what were the outcomes of the disciplinary charges and/or hearings; (2) whether any criminal case has been opened with the SA Police Service and/or the National Prosecuting Authority against any implicated and/or involved official of the SANDF and her department, at the time of the transgressions in 2020; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date such charges be instituted; if so, what are the relevant details, including the progress of any such investigation?

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15 August 2022 - NW1890

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) Given that the Auditor-General South Africa (AGSA) highlighted two material irregularities on property payments and asset management contracts and her reporting on expenses on unplanned and new leases, what were the processes followed fort hr lease on the St Georges Hotel in Tshwane atR5 million per month; (2) (a) on what sections of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, and other relevant legislative and regulated processes did her department rely before considering and entering into the lease and (b) who 9i) signed off on the lease and (ii) will take responsibility for the irregular lease; (3) whether she will confirm that her department and the Government have no other properties and/or facilities which can be used for the same purpose: if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the further, relevant details?

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15 August 2022 - NW1943

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) (a) Which company was award the for the 1 Military Hospital at Thaba Tshwane in Pretoria, (a) what total amount in funds were paid to the specified company and (c) has the company been blacklisted from doing business with the State; (2) Whether she will furnish Mrs M O Clarke with the contract agreement, if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant the relevant details?

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15 August 2022 - NW1991

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) With reference to Project Thusano with the two main contracts being (a) TI 17-001 SUDAFRICA, that is meant to provide for collaboration on professional and technical service and (b) TI 17-002 SUDAFRICA, that is meant to provide for collaboration on vocational training services, what (i) number of subcontracts have been entered into between her department and/or the SA National Defence Force and the Cuban government under each of the two main contracts, (ii) is the nature of each subcontract and how do they relate to each of the main contracts and (iii) amount of money was (aa0 spent and (bb) actually paid to the Cubans on the Project Thusano since its inception to date; (2) (a) what are the current remaining terms of the two main contracts and each of the sub-contracts and (b) is the monetary value of the contracts from the date of inception until its maturity dates; (3) whether, given that Auditor-General South Africa has declared the two main contracts and all its subcontracts irregular and wasteful expenditures, and that it will certainly lead to audit qualifications, and their recommendation to suspend and end all the said contracts immediately, any consideration has been given to end all contracts and/or relations with the Cubans under the specified contracts; if not, why not; if so what are the details and dates to end the contracts?

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15 August 2022 - NW1992

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Defence and Military Veterans

(1) With reference to 1 Military Repair and Maintenance Project and the obligatory consequence management, on what date will the finding and recommendation of the Board of Inquiry subsequent to the findings and recommendations contained in the forensic Report be made available to the Portfolio Committee of Defence and the Joint Standing Committee on Defence; (2) whether any disciplinary action were taken against any staff who were implicated directly and/or indirectly; if not, why not; if so, what is the progress in each case, as it was done by the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure report in December 2021; (3) what (a) was the value of the newly procured equipments as reported, specifically the one CT scanner, two X-ray machines and one mammogram machine that became outdated and obsolete years before it could be used, and (b) are the numbers of equipment and value of the equipment that were sold and had to be written off; (4) whether anyone has been held responsible and accountable for the fruitless and wasteful expenditure; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) whether the organisation and businesses mentioned and or implicated in the forensic report, specifically Tectura as mentioned on page 39 and 41 of the forensic presentation, have been barred from rendering further service to her department and or the South African National Defence Force; if not, why not; if so, what steps have her department and or SANDF in various projects?

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15 August 2022 - NW2055

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Mafanya, Mr WTI to ask the Defence and Military Veterans

(1) With reference to Operation Koba-Tlala, what total number of parcels are earmarked for agricultural produce under the SA National Defence Force; (2) Whether the quality of the soil has been assessed to ascertain suitability for agricultural production; if not, why not, if so; what are the relevant details?

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15 August 2022 - NW2329

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Defence and Military Veterans

(1) With reference to the continuous reliance on Reserve Force members for every authorized operation of the SA National Defence Force, (a) on what date will the new Chief of the SA Reserve Force be appointed after the termination of the term of the previous Chief on 31 May 2021 and (b) what are the reasons that the Chief of the SA Reserve Force has not been appointed for a full year; (2) (2) whether, with the term of the Reserve Force Council (RFC) members that ended towards the end of 2021, she has met with the previous RFC members; if not, why not; if so, on what date will the new members of the RFC appointed; (3) (3) What are the (a) reasons that the new members of the RFC have not been appointed and (b) consequences of not appointing the members ?

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15 August 2022 - NW2397

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) With reference to Project Thusano with the two main contracts being (a) TI 17-001 SUDAFRICA, that is meant to provide for collaboration on professional and technical services and (b0 TI 17-002 SUDAFRICA, that is meant to provide for collaboration on vocational training services, what (i) number of subcontracts have been entered into between her department and/or the SA National Defence Force and the Cuban government under each of the two main contracts and (iii) amount of money was (aa) spent and (bb) actually paid to the Cuban on Project Thusano since its inception to date; (2) (a) what are the current remaining terms of the two main contracts and each of the sub-contracts and (b) is the monetary value of the contracts from the date of inception until its maturity dates; (3) whether, given that the Auditor-General South Africa has declared the two main contracts and all its subcontracts irregular and wasteful expenditures, and that it will certainly lead to audit qualifications, and their recommendation to suspend and end all the said contracts immediately, any consideration has been given to end all contracts and/or relations with the Cuban under the specified contracts; if not, why not; if so what are the details and dates to end the contracts?

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29 June 2022 - NW2000

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:

Whether the SA National Defence Force has made any recent findings on any breaches in border security, given that hijackings persist and vehicles and other stolen goods continue to cross the borders of the Republic between KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique and Swaziland as well as Zimbabwe; if not, why not; if so, what are the full relevant details?

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29 June 2022 - NW2212

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Mafanya, Mr WTI to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

1) Whether the SA National Defence Force conducts competency assessments of its members, so as to allow deserving soldiers to be promoted to senior positions based on merit; if not, why not; if so, how often is the exercise conducted?

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29 June 2022 - NW2213

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Mafanya, Mr WTI to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) Following her announcement that the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is planning to downsize the number of its members and/or personnel what (a) are the full details of the reasoning behind the downsizing, (b) number of SANDF personnel will be affected and (c) has she found what will be the impact of the downsizing on the ability of SANDF to defend the territorial integrity of the Republic?

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30 May 2022 - NW767

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Mafanya, Mr WTI to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

What steps have been taken by her department to rebuild the defence and military veterans division, as there is currently no existing clear plan to bring in new recruits?

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30 May 2022 - NW777

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) Whether with reference to the budget pressure on the SA National Defence Force and the immediate need to address the threat of implosion of the strategic prime mission equipment capabilities, what steps (a) has she and.-/or her department taken and (b) will be implemented immediately to drastically reduce the cost of employees as a percentage of the approved annual budget ? (2) Whether given that earlier this year the Secretary of Defence reported an expected Compensation of Employee (COE) overspending of around R3 billion for which no plans were in place to address the issue (details furnished), she has found it sufficient for the Republic to have only an air wing instead of an air force and water wing instead of a navy to protect the Republic, but overextended on COE; if not, what is the position in this regard, if so, what are the relevant details.

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24 May 2022 - NW1891

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) Whether, given the budget constraints and the current cost of employees to reach 79% of the approved budget for the 2022-23 financial year, she has considered the total freeze and salary increase similar to what was announced by the Commissioner of the SA Revenue (SARS) with regard to remuneration increase of SARS employees, even a cost of living increase; if not, why not; if so, what (a) remuneration increases have been agreed to, (b) are the merits and justification of the increases and (c) are the gross financial implications of the increases; (2) (a) from which allocated and approved budget expenses will the reported R3 billion shortfall of cost of employees be funded, (b) what will the practical consequences of the increase be to the state regarding the Republic’s defence capabilities and readiness and (c) how does she justify the increase?

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24 May 2022 - NW1889

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

In light of the fact that it was reported that her department is retaining 44 Defence Attache missions abroad, (a) in which (i) countries and (ii) missions are they based, (b) what are the total costs for each mission, (c) what are the strategic and other benefits of the Defence Attache missions in the specified countries and (d) given the reduced defence budget and increased strategic and military demand for financial resources, (i) what are the reasons she values the Defence Attache presence and costs as a higher priority than Goal 1 and Goal 2 of her department’s Annual Performance Plan and (ii) how does she justify the costs?

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20 May 2022 - NW629

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Mafanya, Mr WTI to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Whether the SA national Defence Force has the (a) capacity and (b) military intelligence to (i) detect and (ii) prevent the exploitation of the oceans of the Republic by multinational companies who come to fish illegally in the ocean spaces of the Republic; in not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

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20 May 2022 - NW936

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Defence and Military Veterans

(1) Whether, with reference to the published official opening of the A-Mess in Thabatashwane, now known as the Albertina Sisulu Mess (details furnished), a certain person (name furnished) received all the relevant approvals and acted fully in compliance of the austerity measures and prescribed financial processes and procedures; if not, why not, if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether the total costs for the renovations, upgrades and refurbishing amounted to R500 million; if not, not, what was the total cost of the work; if so, how does she justify the amount spent on the facility while the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) does not have enough funds to maintain existing and/or procure new essential prime mission equipment; (3) whether all the requirements of the Public Finance Management Act , Act 1 of 1999, were fully complied with and that no irregular, wasteful and/or unauthorised expenditure as a result of the project will be declared by the Auditor-General of South Africa; if not, what disciplinary action will she institute to hold the members of the SANDF accountable, including the specified person; if so, what are the relevant details?

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18 May 2022 - NW639

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Mafanya, Mr WTI to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) Whether Project Hoefyster has been cancelled; if not, (a)(i) why not and (ii) with what funding will Project Hoefyster be pursued and (b) what will be the (i) budget and (ii) time frame for delivery; if so, (2) whether the replacement of the Ratel Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) will still be pursued; if not, (a) why not and (b) will she procure a replacement from other capable SA Defence Industry (SADI) manufactures given that SADI manufactures are world-renowned for the best possible prime mission equipment; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what is the position of her department on the need to replace the Ratel IFV in order to support the SADI and Operation Phakisa, given that the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, and relevant Ministers have stated the importance of the SADI in growing the economy and creating jobs and emphasised the importance of Operation Phakisa?

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18 May 2022 - NW1143

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) In view of the alarming use of legal firms in the public sector over the past few year and with Armscor being a state-owned entity and a custodian of taxpayers’ money and public funds, what total amount was paid by Armscor to legal firms in each of the financial years in th 2011-12 to 2021-22 financial years; (2) what is the (a)(i) total amount and (ii) breakdown in each year for each firm that was used (b) breakdown of the amount that was paid in each case in each specified financial year and (c) breakdown of the amount that was paid for (i) disciplinary cases, (ii) consultations, (iii) investigations, (iv) representations and (v) the use of chairpersons for hearings, to each firm in each year?

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18 May 2022 - NW1779

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 638 on 22 April 2022, the house (a) previously occupied by Gen (rent) Shoke belongs to her department and (b0 appears on the asset register of her department and/or the SA National Defence Force (SANDF); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (i) what rental amount has been determined for the Chief of the SANDF to occupy the specified house, (ii) on what date did Gen (ret) Shoke vacate the house, (iii) what rental amount did Gen (ret) Shoke pay for the period he occupied the house after he left the service of the SANDF at the end of May 2021 and (iv) what were the cost details to clean and prepare the house for the current Chief of the SANDF after Gen (ret) Shoke vacated the house?

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18 May 2022 - NW1701

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:

Whether she has taken any action in terms of speeding up the completion of the vehicle verification panel process of military veterans; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

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18 May 2022 - NW1575

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her concluded any commercial contracts with (i) the government of the Russian Federation and/or (ii) any other entity based in the Russian Federation Since 1 April 2017; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, for each commercial contract, what are the (aa) relevant details, (bb) values, (cc) time frames, (dd) goods contracted and (ee) reasons that the goods could not be contracted in the Republic?

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18 May 2022 - NW1142

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) In view of the alarming use of legal firms in the public sector over the past few years and with Armscor being a state-owned entity and a custodian of taxpayers’ money and public funds, what total amount was paid by Armscor to legal firms in each of the financial years in the2011-12 to 2021-22 financial year; (2) what is the (a)(i) total amount and (ii) breakdown in each year for each firm that was used, (b) breakdown of the amount that was paid in each case in each specified financial year and (c) breakdown of the amount that was paid for (i) disciplinary cases, (ii) consultation, (iii) investigations, (iv) representations and (v) the use of chairpersons of hearings, to each firm in each year?

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18 May 2022 - NW937

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) (a) In which military bases were and/or will bakeries be established, (b) what are the reasons, criteria and/or motivations for establishing the bakeries, (c) how does the bakeries project correlate with the objectives of Project Koba Tlala to procure from local small, medium and micro enterprises and (d) what is the capital cost of each bakery including renovations, upgrades and construction; (2) whether the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, and the National Treasury regulations and requirements were fully complied with in the construction of each bakery; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, from which financial resources is the construction work financed; (3) (a) who are the persons working in each bakery, (b0 what is the monthly salary paid to each person, (c) what are their relations to the SA National Defence Force and its members if the persons are not soldiers and (d) who are the contractors used for the capital work of building each bakery?

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11 May 2022 - NW1509

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Hendricks, Mr MGE to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) whether, with reference to a recent report on the situation in Mozambique (details furnished) wherein the Chief of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), General Rudzani Maphwanya, refers to rebels in the region as jihadists and Islamic insurgents, which is simplistic and offensive to Muslim citizen in the Republic and in other parts of the world, it is her position that by the SA National Defence Force using such simplistic terms which emanate from a unidimensional construct of terrorist violence is intended by the SANDF to stereotype Muslims in a similar way that 70% of US security policies after 9/11 targeted Arabs and Muslims as they were seen to be associated with adherents of extremist movements; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) Whether she will consider a ruling by House Chairperson of the National Assembly, Ms M G Boroto (details furnished), calling for wisdom and not to be hurtful in referring to persons and implement for all media spokespersons of the SANDF to avoid using hurtful and offensive terms such as jihadists and Islamic insurgents which engenders negative stereotypes towards particular groups of religious persons among the public and policymakers, when in fact the persons are terrorists; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

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11 May 2022 - NW724

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

what measures has her department put in place to ensure that members of the SA National Defence Force, from corrupt border officials to those who are members of the organised criminal syndicates are brought to book?

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11 May 2022 - NW723

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) what are the details of the Government’s position with regard to the Ukrainian call for foreigners to join its fight against the Russian Federation by joining the International Legion of Territorial Defence of Ukraine? (2) whether the Government will support South African Citizens wishing to apply for such international military service; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

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11 May 2022 - NW1542

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Mafanya, Mr WTI to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) (a) What is the reason that inappropriate and substandard uniforms are procured for the Special Forces, whereas the Armaments Corporation of South Africa produces quality uniforms which are combat-reliant?

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