Thank you, Chairperson. Hon Motimele, the answer to this question is a very detailed one and I will give it over to you at the end of this session. However, within the time available to me, I would like to indicate that we do have plans to revitalise our ageing materiel and car fleet in order to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of the defence operations within the four services of the Defence Force.
Within the Army, for instance, a detailed Scamp - Strategic Capital Acquisition Master Plan - is in place, although only partially funded. As far as operational vehicles are concerned, there is a project in place to replace the ageing Casspir and Mamba fleets. For your own edification, Chairperson, Casspir is not the friendly ghost; it is an armoured vehicle.
Another major renewal programme addresses the supply support of the cargo vehicles' system and, as far as the light support vehicles - buses and bakkies - are concerned, last year we set aside R166,8 million for this, and in the current year we have set aside R74 million for this.
In the Air Force we are concentrating on a number of areas in which we would like to ensure that there is renewal. The first area is the very, very important person, VVIP, capacity; the second area is the light air transport system; the third area is maritime surveillance, seeing that we have adopted a maritime strategy; the fourth area is the air traffic control system in support of command control capability and the radar systems; and the last area is the ground support system, that is, the refuelling of vehicles, fire engines, rescue vehicles, etc.
We also have a detailed plan for the Navy, and this is available for you to peruse. We have another detailed plan which is in place for the SA Medical Service, the Sams. A number of issues need our attention and these have to do with the hospitals - which we have dealt with just now - and the facilities that support the hospitals. Thank you, Chairperson.