Mamelani Tat'uNdlovu, ndithe kaloku ukhona umahluko phakathi kwe ... [Listen, Mr Ndlovu, I said that it is important to note the difference regarding the ...]
... National Youth Service, which is run from our facilities, not that it is the programme of the SA National Defence Force.
Uphinde ube nala nto ngoku ekuthiwa yi ... [There is also what is now called the ...]
... Military Skills Development System, which is run for two years, where people receive training for two years. After that, we either absorb them into the Defence Force...
... okanye bahambe baye kujoyina ireserve force iminyaka emihlanu. [... or they go to join the reserve force for five years.] Now, when I mentioned the dialogues ...
... kungoku bendisithi kuwe ... [... I indicated that the ...]
... young people who participated in this National Youth Service are people who were selected from the dialogues which are conducted by the departments concerned. For instance ...
... le siza kubanayo ngoDisemba eBloemfontein ... [...what we are going to have in December in Bloemfontein ...]
... is a camp that is organised by the Department of Social Development, and all we are providing as the Defence Force are facilities. The same applies to the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform; we don't make that selection. They make their selection, and all we do is to make facilities available for that training. Thank you. [Applause.]
New procurement process for VVIP aircraft
412. Mr D J Maynier (DA) asked the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:
Whether her department has embarked on a new procurement process to acquire VVIP aircraft for, inter alia, the President of the Republic; if not, why not; if so, (a) when did the process commence, (b) which stakeholders (i) have been consulted and (ii) will be consulted, (c) what is the total budget and (d) what is the schedule for the acquisition process? NO3831E