Hon Chair, the answer to this question is no. Although the need to enhance the transportation for the very, very important persons, VVIPs, by the SA Air Force remains urgent, a new procurement process has not yet been started by the Department of Defence and Military Veterans.
What is currently happening is that the SA Air Force is engaged in the process of requesting operational capability. Once that process is completed, the process of staff targeting will follow, where the requirement is being scoped according to the needs and costs. This process will take a period of three months. Once that has been done, the Chief of the SA National Defence Force will present a report to me as the Minister, so as to then approve whether we go ahead or not. Thank you.