2022-w2617 - 26 October 2022

John Henry Steenhuisen 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?

2022-w2511 - 26 October 2022

Washington Tseko Isaac Mafanya 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?

2022-w2505 - 26 October 2022

Vusumuzi Cyril Xaba 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?

2022-w2519 - 14 September 2022

Russel Nsikayezwe Cebekhulu 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?

Reply from the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans on 14 Sep 2022

(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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2022-w2504 - 14 September 2022

Vusumuzi Cyril Xaba 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?

2022-w2503 - 14 September 2022

Madipoane Refiloe Moremadi Mothapo 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?

2022-w2502 - 14 September 2022

Madipoane Refiloe Moremadi Mothapo 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?

2022-w2497 - 14 September 2022

Maliyakhe Lymon Shelembe 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?

2022-w2396 - 14 September 2022

Sarel Jacobus Francois Marais 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?

2022-w1943 - 15 August 2022

Michéle Odette Clarke 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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