I have been advised by the Department that:
No, the full cost of hosting the International Telecommunication Union’s Telecom World Exhibition and Forum was not entirely covered by sponsorship.
a) The amount not covered by sponsorship was R 11, 5 Million (estimated pending receipt of one outstanding invoice)
b) The shortfall was paid by the Department to:
c) The shortfall was paid from the International Affairs and Trade budget through virement from other programs and through appropriation during the AENE process.
Approved / not approved
Ms S Ndabeni - Abrahams
MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS