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Post Office Appropriation Act, 1997 [No. 2 of 1997] - G 17839


Post Office Appropriation Act [No. 2 of 1997]

Government Gazette, Vol. 381, No. 17839, 7 March 1997


ACT

To appropriate a sum of money for the requirements of the Department of Communications in respect of the financial year ending 31 March 1998.

BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:

Appropriation of money for requirements of Department

  1. Subject to the provisions of the Post Office Act, 1958 (Act No. 44 of 1958), and the Telecommunications Act, 1996 (Act No. 103 of 1996), there are hereby appropriated, as a charge to the Post Office Fund, for the requirements of the Department of Communications, the South African Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and the Universal Service Agency, in respect of the financial year ending 31 March 1998, the sums of money set forth in the Schedule.

Purposes to which money shall be applied

  1. The money appropriated by section 1 shall be applied to the purposes set forth in the Schedule and more particularly specified in the Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure of the Department of Communications (R.P. 15-1997), as submitted to and approved by Parliament.

Limitation on exceeding of certain appropriated amount

  1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 12F(3) and (4) of the Post Office Act, 1958 (Act No. 44 of 1958), an amount appropriated by this Act to provide for personal entertainment may not be exceeded otherwise than in accordance with an authority granted under section 12F(5)(a) of the Post Office Act, 1958.

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Short title

  1. This Act shall be called the Post Office Appropriation Act, 1997.

Sub-Head No.

Description

Amount

Total

 

 

Department

SATRA

USA

 

 

 

R

R

R

R

1.0

Operating expenditure

 

 

 

 

1.1

Staff expenses

41 274 000

15 572 000

2 601 000

59 447 000

1.2

Material and services

748 000

4 015 000

244 000

5 007 000

1.3

Accommodation

6 135 000

2 813 000

480 000

9 248 000

1.4

Transport

1 244 000

2 109 000

192 000

3 545 000

1.5

International commitments

3 750 000

-

-

3 750 000

1.6

Services rendered by other departments of State, successor companies, consultants and agents

6 312 000

5 972 000

767 000

13 051 000

1.7

Losses

49 000

912 000

62 000

1 023 000

1.8

Depreciation of assets

8 042 000

-

-

8 042 000

1.9

Financing costs

-

1 000

-

1 000

1.10

Miscellaneous

232 000

52 000

22 000

306 000

2.0

Capital expenditure

 

 

 

 

2.1

Electronic support equipment for control of radio activities

-

10 353 000

-

10 353 000

2.2

Vehicles

50 000

226 000

310 000

586 000

2.3

Office equipment and labour saving devices

233 000

353 000

410 000

996 000

2.4

Private automatic branch exchange

-

350 000

260 000

610 000

3.0

Withdrawal from the Post Office Fund of amounts to be
appropriated from the operating surplus

 

 

 

 

3.1

Transfer to National Revenue Fund for a purpose determined by Cabinet

55 560 000

-

-

55 560 000

3.2

Africa Telecom '98

1 300 000

-

-

1 300 000

3.3

Establishment of SATRA

42 728 000

-

-

42 728 000

3.4

Establishment of USA

5 348 000

-

-

5 348 000

3.5

Human Resource Fund contribution

3 000 000

-

-

3 000 000

3.6

Universal Service Fund contribution

3 000 000

-

-

3 000 000

3.7

Transfer to IBA

33 000 000

-

-

33 000 000

3.8

Transfer to SABC

111 292 000

-

-

111 292 000

5.0

Withdrawal from the Universal Service Fund

 

 

 

 

5.1

Universal Service Fund contribution

-

-

3 000 000

3 000 000

Total

 

323 297 000

42 728 000

8 348 000

374 373 000

DEPARTMENT: Department of Communications

SATRA: South African Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

USA: Universal Service Agency .