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Malusi Gigaba Quotes calling for policies on private terminals

(Last Updated On: November 8, 2018)

Legal policy needs to be developed surrounding the operation of a private VVIP terminal, which may be run by Fireblade Aviation, at O.R Tambo International Airport claims SA’s Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba.

Below are some of Malusi Gigaba’s quotes on the matter.

“As we indicated in the meeting in May, there is still no policy on private VVIP terminals – this being the first one of its kind, which has been arrived at in this manner.” – Malusi Gigaba, IOL, 6 November 2018

“There is, therefore, no policy. It means the policy has to now be developed so that it can provide a framework for how such issues are dealt with going forward.” – Malusi Gigaba, IOL, 6 November 2018

“Certainly, we will be consulting with our Cabinet colleagues because the other question that arises is who [is the custodian of] …this? Airports are the responsibility of the Airports Company of South Africa, under the Department of Transport? Under whom do VVIP terminals fall?” – Malusi Gigaba, South African Government News Agency, 6 November 2018

“The Department of Home Affairs only renders a service… We may be the coordinating agency of border management services but we are only one of the services rendered at the port of entry.” – Malusi Gigaba, IOL, 6 November 2018

“Does this decision therefore unwittingly now mean that VVIP terminals have been rendered the responsibility of the Department of Home Affairs?” – Malusi Gigaba, South African Government News Agency, 6 November 2018

“Should we, therefore, lead the process of formulating a policy framework or should it be the Department of Transport that should be a lead agency? That is the discussion that must be undertaken.” – Malusi Gigaba, South African Government News Agency, 6 November 2018

“Given the precedent now set, what is the procurement process for such VVIP terminals? Will it still go through the PFMA [Public Finance Management Act] process? Is it going to be a supply chain management process? Is the Cooperative Governance Act still relevant?” – Malusi Gigaba, South African Government News Agency, 6 November 2018

“All these processes, the entire governance process of awarding contracts and tenders in government, needs to be clarified.” – Malusi Gigaba, South African Government News Agency, 6 November 2018

“What we are saying is that we are going to take to Cabinet a discussion, which is going to take into consideration the implications that have arisen as a result of this decision so that we get guidance about a long-term, sustainable policy framework going forward.” – Malusi Gigaba, South African Government News Agency, 6 November 2018