2019-w787 - 18 April 2019

Michael John Cardo to ask the Minister of Economic Development

1. What are the reasons for each incident of irregular expenditure incurred by the Competition Commission (a) in each of the past three financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; 2.whether the Commission has put in place a financial management strategy to control expenditure; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; 3. whether the Commission has taken any measures to recover irregular expenditure from the officials responsible for incurring it; if not, why not; if so, what (a) are the relevant details and (b) disciplinary steps have been taken against the official in each case.

Reply from the Minister of Economic Development on 18 Apr 2019

1. What are the reasons for each incident of irregular expenditure incurred by the Competition Commission (a) in each of the past three financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; 2.whether the Commission has put in place a financial management strategy to control expenditure; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; 3. whether the Commission has taken any ...

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2019-w697 - 15 April 2019

Motshidi, Ms T to ask the Minister of Economic Development

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) him and (ii) his deputy (aa) in the (aaa) 2016-17 and (bbb) 2017-18 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018?

Reply from the Minister of Economic Development on 15 Apr 2019

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) him and (ii) his deputy (aa) in the (aaa) 2016-17 and (bbb) 2017-18 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018?

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2019-w789 - 15 April 2019

Michael John Cardo to ask the Minister of Economic Development

What (a) total amount has the Competition Commission paid to a certain company (Mokwana Incorporated Attorneys) since the specified company first started doing work for the Commission and (b) are the details of the (i) scope and (ii) nature of this work?

Reply from the Minister of Economic Development on 15 Apr 2019

I am advised by the Competition Commission that the total amount paid to Mokwana Incorporated Attorneys is R 3 644 724,90 for the period from January 2015 to December 2018.

The scope and nature of the work is investigation and litigation.

Eight cases were involved, covering litigation (six cases); review of electronic data (one case) and work connected to a raid on the ...

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2019-w788 - 15 April 2019

Michael John Cardo to ask the Minister of Economic Development

Whether the contract of a certain official (details furnished) of the Competition Commission has been renewed; if not, (a) why not and (b) who has been appointed to succeed the specified person?

Reply from the Minister of Economic Development on 15 Apr 2019

Whether the contract of a certain official (details furnished) of the Competition Commission has been renewed; if not, (a) why not and (b) who has been appointed to succeed the specified person?

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2019-w542 - 25 March 2019

Sello Albert Tleane to ask the Minister of Economic Development

In view of the fact that the Competition Commission has the responsibility to recommend to the Competition Tribunal to decline or approve mergers and acquisitions, how will mergers and acquisitions with regard to employment and economic growth considerations (a) further contribute to economic growth and (b) create more employment?

Reply from the Minister of Economic Development on 25 Mar 2019

The Competition Act sets out a clear ‘public interest’ set of criteria that the competition authorities are expected to apply when considering an application for approval of a merger or acquisition. These criteria include the impact of employment. In addition, other criteria include the impact of a merger on industries and regions, as well as small business and the export performance of South Africa ...

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2019-w520 - 25 March 2019

Ntokozo Khonziwe Fortunate Hlonyana to ask the Minister of Economic Development

(a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does his department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?

Reply from the Minister of Economic Development on 25 Mar 2019

(a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does his department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?

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2019-w326 - 11 March 2019

Hlengiwe Octavia Mkhaliphi to ask the Minister of Economic Development

(a) What amount of steel has the country (i) exported and (ii) imported in each of the past 10 years and (b) which trading country was steel (i) imported to and (ii) exported from in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Economic Development on 11 Mar 2019

(a) What amount of steel has the country (i) exported and (ii) imported in each of the past 10 years and (b) which trading country was steel (i) imported to and (ii) exported from in each case?

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2019-w277 - 11 March 2019

Ntokozo Khonziwe Fortunate Hlonyana to ask the Minister of Economic Development

What number of (a) tender briefings were held in 2018 by (i) her department and (ii) each of the entities reporting to his and (b) specified briefings were compulsory?

Reply from the Minister of Economic Development on 11 Mar 2019

What number of (a) tender briefings were held in 2018 by (i) her department and (ii) each of the entities reporting to his and (b) specified briefings were compulsory?

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2018-w3728 - 14 December 2018

Ntokozo Khonziwe Fortunate Hlonyana to ask the Minister of Economic Development

Whether, his department subsidises any industries in the country; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) which industries, (b) where is each industry located, (c) what does each industry produce and (d) what is the monetary value of each subsidy?

Reply from the Minister of Economic Development on 14 Dec 2018

No, the budget of the Economic Development Department is not used to subsidise any industries in the country.

The Industrial Development Corporation (“IDC”) does provide concessional funding to a number of industries and sectors, including its Black Industrialist Programme and Gro-E Youth Programme, to encourage youth entrepreneurship. This support is provided across the country. Further details of IDC programmes may be found in the ...

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2018-w3612 - 14 December 2018

Michael John Cardo to ask the Minister of Economic Development

Whether the Competition Commission purchased any motor vehicles since 1 April 2015; if so, what is the (a) make, (b), model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased?

Reply from the Minister of Economic Development on 14 Dec 2018

Motor vehicles purchased since 1 April 2015

Yes, the Competition Commission purchased motor vehicles in each financial year since 1 April 2015. Expenditure has been disclosed in the relevant annual financial statements.

Details of the purchases are as follows:

2015/16 Financial year

  • One Toyota Corolla was procured at a purchase price of R 271 566.
  • One Audi A4 was procured, at a purchase ...
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