2028-w477 - 29 March 2028

Deidre Carter to ask the President of the Republic

Whether, given that executive political office bearers of the State change from time to time, he would make a policy directive to end the practice of adorning government buildings with portraits of the President, Deputy President, Ministers and Deputy Ministers of the respective departments and that the Coat of Arms of the Republic is utilised instead?

Reply from the President of the Republic on 29 Mar 2028

The suggestion will certainly be given consideration. The views of various stakeholders will be sought.

Among others, this will include the Government Communications and Information System and State Protocol, who produces guidelines for the display of portraits of members of the executive in government buildings.

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2019-w1616 - 20 December 2019

Jan Adriaan Esterhuizen to ask the President of the Republic

What (a) is the name of each investor who pledged funds at the 2018 investment conference, (b) amount did each investor pledge, (c) project was each pledge invested in, (d) is the time frame of each project and (e) number of jobs did each project create; (2) whether each project was new or an existing project in each case; (3) what (a) is the name of each investor who pledged funds at the 2018 investment conference, but never invested the pledged funds, (b) amount did each investor pledge but not invest and (c) projects were never implemented as a result?

Reply from the President of the Republic on 20 Dec 2019

Seventy companies announced investments at the second South Africa Investment Conference, held in Johannesburg from 5-7 November 2019. The total value of these commitments was just over R363 billion.

Invest SA is working with the companies that made announcements to categorise and determine the level of implementation and to provide assistance to unblock and fast-track these investments where necessary.

ANNEXURE 2 contains the details ...

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2019-w1568 - 28 November 2019

Mmoba Solomon Malatsi to ask the President of the Republic

What are the specific roles of the envoys that he has appointed in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019, including their (i) targets, (ii) annual remunerations and (iii) other benefits; (2) how are each of the envoy’s responsibilities different from those of the Cabinet Ministers in their respective portfolios?

Reply from the President of the Republic on 28 Nov 2019

1. In April 2018, I appointed four Presidential Envoys on Investment – Mr Trevor Manuel, Mr Mcebisi Jonas, Ms Phumzile Langeni and Mr Jacko Maree – to engage with domestic and foreign investors on the opportunities for investment in South Africa, and to understand any impediments they experience in pursuing those opportunities.

The Envoys do not have specific targets. Instead, their activities support the investment mobilisation ...

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2019-w1059 - 28 October 2019

Kenneth Raselabe Joseph Meshoe to ask the President of the Republic

Whether Nigeria has followed through on their alleged demand for compensation for Nigerian citizens who suffered losses during the looting and violent attacks on foreign nationals in recent weeks; if not, why not; if so, how will the compensation be calculated?

Reply from the President of the Republic on 28 Oct 2019

Nigeria has not made a demand for compensation for Nigerian citizens who suffered losses during the looting and violent attacks on foreign nationals that took place in September.

During the State Visit of President Buhari on 3 October 2019, South Africa and Nigeria agreed to establish an Early Warning Mechanism, which is a joint structure that will serve as a preventative and proactive monitoring ...

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2019-w667 - 01 April 2019

Deidre Carter to ask the President of the Republic

Whether he intends to reprimand the Minister of Police as directed by the Public Protector for failing to ensure that protection was provided to two whistle-blowers in KwaZulu-Natal who were in danger of assassination; if not, why not; if so, what has delayed him to take action in the matter?

Reply from the President of the Republic on 1 Apr 2019

The Minister of Police is taking the Public Protector’s report on review.

The Presidency has applied to intervene in the review application instituted by the Minister of Police to ask the court to stay the implementation of the remedial action until the review is determined.

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2019-w617 - 19 March 2019

William Mothipa Madisha to ask the President of the Republic

Whether a certain person (name and details furnished) has the requisite security clearance; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the President of the Republic on 19 Mar 2019

The person in question was interviewed by the South African Police Service (SAPS) on or around 22 May 2018, before he was appointed to his current position.

The Presidency has been informed that the person’s security clearance is still being processed. We trust that the SAPS will conclude the matter urgently and make a final determination in this regard in accordance with applicable ...

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2019-w479 - 19 March 2019

Godrich Ahmed Gardee to ask the President of the Republic

(1)Whether the President of Rwanda, Mr Paul Kagame, is scheduled to visit the country in the near future; if so, why does the Government continue to maintain normal relations with the Rwandan government despite the alleged murder and attempted murder of Mr Patrick Karegeya and Mr Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa which are a clear violation of the Republic’s sovereignty and rule of law; (2) what measures and steps will he take in his future engagements with the President of Rwanda, Mr Paul Kagame, and the Rwandan government in response to the violation of South Africa’s sovereignty and rule of law which resulted from the alleged murder and attempted murder of the specified persons allegedly by the Rwandan government? NW543E

Reply from the President of the Republic on 19 Mar 2019

1. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda was one of the Heads of State and Government who attended Young Presidents’ Organisation conference in Cape Town from 6 to 7 March 2019, at the invitation of the organisers of the meeting.

Pursuant to the death of Col Karegeya who was found dead in his hotel room at Michelangelo Hotel on 31 March 2013 and the assassination ...

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2019-w478 - 19 March 2019

Godrich Ahmed Gardee to ask the President of the Republic

(1)Whether he has been informed of the alleged murder attempts on a Rwandan citizen, Mr Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa allegedly by the Rwandan government; if so, what measures and steps has the Government taken in response to the clear violation of the Republic’s sovereignty and rule of law by the Rwandan government; (2) whether he has discussed the matter with the Rwandan government; if so, what are the relevant details of the discussion? NW542E

Reply from the President of the Republic on 19 Mar 2019

(1) I am informed about the attempted assassination of General Nyamwasa. On 6 March 2014, following the attempted assassination of Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, our Government declared three Rwandan diplomats and one Burundian diplomat persona non grata and expelled them from South Africa, for illegal activities inconsistent with their diplomatic work which was in violation of Article 41 of the Vienna Convention and Article ...

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2019-w477 - 19 March 2019

Godrich Ahmed Gardee to ask the President of the Republic

(1)Whether he has been informed of the alleged murder of Col Patrick Karegeya by the Rwandan government; if so, what measures and steps has the South African Government taken in response to the violation of South Africa’s sovereignty and rule of law by the Rwandan government; (2) has he discussed the matter with the Rwandan government; if so, what are the relevant details of the discussion?

Reply from the President of the Republic on 19 Mar 2019

(1) Col Patrick Karegeya was found dead in his hotel room at the Michelangelo Hotel on 31 December 2013. The National Prosecuting Authority and the Hawks are handling the matter to the extent that the case was recently submitted to a Magistrate in Sandton for an inquest.

(2) The Government of South Africa and the Government of Rwanda have since 2014 engaged in discussions ...

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2019-w447 - 19 March 2019

Motshidi, Ms T to ask the President of the Republic

Whether he met with a group of female firefighters employed by the City of Ekurhuleni after they approached him around 23 August 2018 to highlight their grievances relating to alleged discrepancies in the payment of allowances; if not, on what date is it envisaged that the meeting will take place; if so, what (a) commitments came out of the specified meeting and (b) is the name of each woman who signed the memorandum handed over to him?

Reply from the President of the Republic on 19 Mar 2019

(a) I did not have a meeting with the female firefighters employed by the City of Ekurhuleni.

(b) The memorandum was received by a Presidency official on 23 August 2018. It was forwarded to the City of Ekurhuleni, which has been asked to address the concerns raised in the memorandum, working with the Department of Cooperative Governance.

Apart from the signatures, there are no ...

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