Questions and Replies

02 July 2018 - NW1562

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What is the (i) name and (ii) location of each hospital in the country that has experienced an electricity shortage in (aa) 2017 and (bb) 2018 and (b) on what date did the electricity shortage (i) start and (ii) come to an end in each case?

Reply:

All health facilities including hospitals and clinics in the country do have electricity supply system except for those that are listed in the attached Annexure 1. However, like any other services when there are interruptions from time to time for various reasons such as system breakdowns, etc. standby generator(s) of the facility kicks in and allow the operation of the facilities to continue. All hospitals do have backup generators and those Primary Health Care facilities that do not have backup generators are as reflected in Annexure 1. Since power interruptions are at operational level for a short span of time, it is not necessary to keep detailed recording of these activities at the National Department of Health.

END.

02 July 2018 - NW1563

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Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What is the (i) name and (ii) location of each clinic in the country that has experienced an electricity shortage in (aa) 2017 and (bb) 2018 and (b) on what date did the electricity shortage (i) start and (ii) come to an end in each case?

Reply:

All health facilities including hospitals and clinics in the country do have electricity supply system except for those that are listed in the attached Annexure 1. However, like any other services when there are interruptions from time to time for various reasons such as system breakdowns, etc. standby generator(s) of the facility kicks in and allow the operation of the facilities to continue. All hospitals do have backup generators and those Primary Health Care facilities that do not have backup generators are as reflected in Annexure 1. Since power interruptions are at operational level for a short span of time, it is not necessary to keep detailed recording of these activities at the National Department of Health.

END.

02 July 2018 - NW2185

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What is the current status of a certain person (name and details furnished) in his department, who was found guilty of rape, bribery and defeating the ends of justice?

Reply:

The official is on suspension. He was suspended on 08 June 2018, the disciplinary hearing is scheduled for 28-29 June 2018.

02 July 2018 - NW2165

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Mulaudzi, Mr TE to ask the Minister of Energy

Did certain persons (names furnished) declare that they were directors in certain companies (details furnished), all of which had their bids accepted as part of the most recently signed Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme agreements; if so, on what basis was this approved?

Reply:

Projects are not evaluated on the directorship of participating companies but rather on the shareholding of each project company to ensure that the bid criteria in respect of South African Entity and Black ownership participation are met. Thus the persons (names furnished) were not required to declare directorship.

All bidders are bound by rules against collusion which may result in disqualification. The commonality in directorship in the specified project companies refer to a group of companies with the same shareholding structure. Thus, collusion with another bidding group or developer is not relevant. The individual bids by the named project companies competed with multiple other bids in respect of the unique offering of each underlying project, in terms of a combination of factors that inform their pricing, for example location, size of plant and technology.

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister of Energy

Date:

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02 July 2018 - NW2056

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Alberts, Adv A to ask the Minister of Energy

1. Whether all members of the Senior Management Services (SMS) in his department had declared their financial interests for the past year as required by the Public Service Regulations; if not, (a) why not, (b) what number of the specified members did not declare their interest and (c) what are the (i) names and (ii) ranks of the specified non-compliant members of the SMS’ 2. Whether non-complaint SMS members have been charged; if not; why so, what are the relevant details; 3. What number (a) of employees in his department at each post level are currently suspended on full pay and (b) of the specified employees at each post level have been suspended for the specified number of days (details furnished); 4. What is the total amount of cost attached to the days of service lost as a result of the suspensions in each specified case

Reply:

All the SMS members have declared their financial interest for the year 2017/ 2018 as required by the Public Service Regulations, except for three (3) SMS officials (a) this was an oversight from the officials who missed the concession deadline of 31 May 2018 (b) Three (3) officials did not declare their financial interest (c) the names of officials who missed the concession deadline are (i) Mr LF Aphane, Mr P Musekwa and Mr L Phakati and their ranks are (ii) DDG: Energy Planning and Policy, Director and Parliamentary Officer;

The process is currently underway wherein non-complaint SMS members will be issued with written warnings for failure to declare their interests by the due date;

There are currently (a) Two (2) officials that are suspended on full salary both the employees are on post level 15 and (b) employee one was suspended on 19 May 2017 which is a total of 396 days; employee two was suspended on 27 July 2017 which is a total of 327 days.

The total amount of cost attached to the days of service lost as a result of the suspensions is (a) the first official’s total amount of cost attached to the days of service lost as a result of suspension on full pay is R1 453 379.62, the second official’s total amount of cost attached to the days of service lost as a result of suspension on full pay is R1 234 357.92

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister of Energy

Date:

02 July 2018 - NW2155

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Energy

Whether any government employees (a) have shares in and/or (b) own companies whose bids were approved in any of the bidding windows of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programmes?

Reply:

Government employees declare their financial interests in companies annually as required by the Public Service Regulations.

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister of Energy

Date:

02 July 2018 - NW2151

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Xalisa, Mr Z R to ask the Minister of Energy

(a) What is the cost of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programmes to the economy and (b) how was this determined?

Reply:

A) The impact of the REIPPPP on the South African economy is not about costs, but rather about benefits. The highly competitive procurement conditions of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPPP), combined with excellent domestic natural resource potential, policy support and technological progress has resulted in rapid cost reductions and competitiveness of renewable energy technologies.

The South African government established the REIPPPP in 2010 as an urgent intervention to support the transition to a low-carbon economy, enhance and diversify South Africa’s electrical power generation capacity and accelerate private-sector participation in the energy industry through a competitive bidding process. The programme design, implementation and operational requirements further makes significant contributions to broader national economic development objectives, such as job creation, social upliftment, enterprise development, increasing economic ownership opportunities for black people, foreign direct investment, technological progress, climate change mitigation, alleviating pressure on the fiscus and lower electricity costs.

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Mr J T Radebe,MP

Minister of Energy

Date:

02 July 2018 - NW1896

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Esterhuizen, Mr JA to ask the Minister of Economic Development

What (a) is the rationale behind Government’s imposition of import duties on imported steel and (b) has he found to be the impact of the import duties on the amount of steel that was imported in the (i) 2016-17 and (ii) 2017-18 financial years?

Reply:

a) The rationale behind Government’s imposition of import duties on imported steel was to protect local steel manufacturing capacity from the surge of imports resulting from the global oversupply of steel.

South Africa is the only African country with this manufacturing capability and the steel industry is strategic to the country, given its linkages with other sectors of the economy.

The extremely low-priced imports of primary steel products originating mainly from Asia were harming local steel producers, as demonstrated by declining market shares, reduction in sales and production volumes, low capacity utilisation, declining employment and investments. The local producers were in a deteriorating competitive position in part attributable to escalating costs. Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium Ltd, the sole domestic manufacturer of heavy structural steel, ceased manufacturing and filed for business rescue.  When industry applied to the State for assistance, Government considered the application and approved a request for increased import duties.

In the case of the largest steel producer, government placed a reciprocal commitment on the company to increase its level of capital spending in order to improve its overall competitiveness; and the company agreed to save jobs that would otherwise have been lost as a result of retrenchments.

b) The overall impact of duties on the amount of steel imported into the domestic industry has been positive between the 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial years. This is evident from the decline in import volumes of flat and long steel products over the periods mentioned (see below table). However, imports of certain coated flat steel (galvanised) products are showing an increasing trend. This may be due to the importation of niche products and ultra-thin galvanised flat products which are not locally manufactured or they may reflect in part a circumvention of duties by importers. ITAC has been requested to monitor this and to take appropriate steps where warranted.

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02 July 2018 - NW2142

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Energy

With reference to his statement on 1 June 2018 in which he stated that the two coal Independent Power Producers (IPPs) would give rise to at least 5 000 jobs during construction (details furnished), (a) where did he obtain this figure and (b) can he verify it, as the figures provided by the coal IPPs are different?

Reply:

In terms of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for coal IPPs, the preferred bidders bid the following in terms of job creation:

 

Project 1

Project 2

Total

Jobs during Construction (person years)*

7 943

2 377

10 320

Jobs during Operations (person years)

10 678

4 626

15 304

Total jobs in person years

18 621

7 003

25 624

*(Person years: 1 job = 12 person-months and 1 person-month = 160 working hours)

The quantification of job creation is calculated in terms of the above formula stipulated in the RFP. If one were to assume the Construction period to be 4 years with the Operations period being 30 years, the total direct jobs during Construction would be equivalent to having approximately 2 580 people working for 4 years during Construction and approximately 510 people working for 30 years during Operations. However, since jobs are provided in job years as per the RFP, the figures are likely to be understated given workers who are employed for less than one year, especially during the construction phase.

Furthermore, these job numbers directly associated with the coal IPP plants do not include the indirect jobs created as a result of the new mine which one of the Projects will be dependent on as well as the jobs created in relation to the discard coal supply which the other Project will be utilising. The job numbers further exclude indirect job creation in respect of factors such as manufacturing and limestone supply.

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister of Energy

Date:

02 July 2018 - NW1604

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(1)(a) Whether a certain person (name furnished) occupies any official position in the staff structure of the Waste Management Bureau; if not, why did the specified person make a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs on 13 March 2018; (2) (a) what official position is occupied by each person who handled the presentation to the committee on the specified date and (b) on what grounds did the Director-General of her Department state that the specified person is acting as Chief Executive Officer; and (3) with reference to the specified person’s statement during the presentation, (a) in whose name (i) were the processors, processing machinery and/or equipment bought, and (ii) was the processing machinery and/or equipment registered, (b) where was it bought and (c) was it locally produced; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a) The said person is appointed on the official position of Executive Programme Manager additional to the establishment.

2. (a). The second person reffered to is a Senior Executive Manager: Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), and the third person is an Executive Manager: Business Development and Knowledge Management, The fourth person is the Head: EPR General Waste.

(b) The Director-General of the Department did not state that the Executive Programme Manager is acting as Chief Executive Officer.

3. (a) (i) The processing machinery/equipment is in the name of the two awarded companies, thus Treecycle (Pty) Ltd and Mfangano Solutions (Pty) Ltd;

(ii) The registration of the processing machinery/equipment will be done upon delivery.

(b) The processing equipment is made in the United States of America;

(c) No, refer to 3b.

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02 July 2018 - NW2154

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Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Energy

Were there any conflicts of interest identified in any of the bids for all of the bidding windows of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme; if so, (a) on what bids and (b) what was the conflict of interest in each case?

Reply:

All bidders, evaluation teams, review teams as well as governance audit specialists are required to complete extensive declarations of conflicts of interest. Bidders are also required to declare that no collusion took place in the preparation of their bids and if found to have taken place the bids will be disqualified.

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister of Energy

Date:

02 July 2018 - NW1946

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Health

What number of paramedics employed by his department are stationed in each district municipality in Gauteng?

Reply:

The following table reflects the details in this regard, according to the Gauteng Provincial Department of Health

 

Filled Post – Paramedics (April 2018)

 

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 2

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 3

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 4

PARAMEDIC GRADE 1

PARAMEDIC GRADE 2

PARAMEDIC GRADE 3

PARAMEDIC GRADE 4

Grand Total

Gauteng

3

4

6

8

11

16

9

57

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

2

 

1

8

11

16

9

47

GAUTENG HEALTH

2

 

1

8

11

16

9

47

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

2

 

1

8

11

16

9

47

EMS SERV JHB

 

 

1

3

2

2

2

10

EMS SERV EKURHULENI

 

 

 

1

3

1

1

6

EMS SERV TSHWANE

 

 

 

2

3

3

4

12

EMS SERV WEST RAND

 

 

 

1

2

5

1

9

PPT SERV SEDIBENG

1

 

 

1

1

5

 

8

EMS SEDIBENG PROV

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

LEBONE COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY CARE

1

4

5

 

 

 

 

10

GAUTENG HEALTH

1

4

5

 

 

 

 

10

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

1

4

5

 

 

 

 

10

ACADEMIC SERVICES

1

4

5

 

 

 

 

10

Grand Total

3

4

6

8

11

16

9

57

END.

02 July 2018 - NW1879

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Xalisa, Mr Z R to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(1)What (a) is the total number of incidents of racism that were reported to the human resources offices in (i) her Department and (ii) entities reporting to her in (aa) 2016 and (bb) 2017 and (b) are the details of each incident that took place; and (2) Was each incident investigated; if not, why not in each case; if so, what were the outcomes of the investigation in each case?

Reply:

Department of Environmental Affairs

1. (a) (i) (aa) None

(bb) None

(b) Not applicable

(2) Not applicable

iSimangaliso

1. (a) (ii) (aa) None

(bb) None

(b) Not applicable

(2) Not applicable

SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY INSTITUTE

1. (a) (ii) (aa) None

(bb) None

(b) Not applicable

(2) Not applicable

SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL PARKS

1. (a) (ii) (aa) None

(bb) None

(b) Not applicable

(2) Not applicable

SOUTH AFRICAN WEATHER SERVICE

1. (a) (ii) (aa) None

(bb) None

(b) Not applicable

(2) Not applicable

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02 July 2018 - NW1943

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

What number of paramedics employed by his department are stationed in each district municipality in the Eastern Cape?

Reply:

The following table reflects the details in this regard, according to the Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Health

 

Filled Post – Paramedics (April 2018)

 

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 1

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 2

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 3

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 4

PARAMEDIC GRADE 1

PARAMEDIC GRADE 2

PARAMEDIC GRADE 3

PARAMEDIC GRADE 4

Grand Total

Eastern Cape

1

1

3

1

9

6

16

5

42

BUFFALO CITY

 

 

 

 

3

2

4

1

10

EASTERN CAPE: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 

 

 

 

3

2

4

1

10

DISTRICT OFFICE:AMATOLE

 

 

 

 

3

2

3

1

9

SECTION:PARAMEDICS EMS AMATHOLE

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

 

4

SECTION:BUFFALO CITY STATION EMS AMATHOLE

 

 

 

 

3

 

1

1

5

DISTRICT OFFICE:NELSON MANDELA BAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

SECTION:PARAMEDICS NELSON MANDELA EMS MET

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

EMERGENCY RESCUE SERVICES

1

1

2

1

6

4

11

4

30

EASTERN CAPE: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

1

1

2

1

6

4

11

4

30

DISTRICT OFFICE:ALFRED NZO

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

2

SECTION:PARAMEDICS EMS ALFRED NZO

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

SECTION:MALUTI STATION EMS ALFRED NZO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

DISTRICT OFFICE:OR TAMBO

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

2

SECTION:PARAMEDICS EMS OR TAMBO

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

SECTION:KING SABATA DALINDYEBO STATION EM

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

DISTRICT OFFICE:AMATOLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

SECTION:PARAMEDICS EMS AMATHOLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

DISTRICT OFFICE:UKHAHLAMBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

SECTION:PARAMEDICS EMS UKHAHLAMBA METRO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

DISTRICT OFFICE:NELSON MANDELA BAY

1

1

2

1

4

3

8

2

22

SECTION:PARAMEDICS NELSON MANDELA EMS MET

 

 

 

 

1

1

5

1

8

SECTION:P.E STATION NELSON MANDELA

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 1

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 2

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 3

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 4

PARAMEDIC GRADE 1

PARAMEDIC GRADE 2

PARAMEDIC GRADE 3

PARAMEDIC GRADE 4

Grand Total

SECTION:DISPATCH STATION EMS NELSON MANDE

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

SECTION:MEDICAL EC EMERGENCY RESCUE

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

2

SECTION:RESCUE DRIVING EASTERN CAPE

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

3

SECTION:PARAMEDICS EMS CACADU METRO

 

 

 

 

 

2

3

1

6

SECTION:KOUGA STATION EMS CACADU METRO

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

DISTRICT OFFICE:CHRIS HANI

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

2

SECTION:PARAMEDICS EMS CHRIS HANI

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

2

EASTERN CAPE: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

2

EASTERN CAPE: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

2

DISTRICT OFFICE:NELSON MANDELA BAY

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

2

SECTION:MEDICAL EC EMERGENCY RESCUE

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

SECTION:PARAMEDICS EMS CACADU METRO

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

END.

02 July 2018 - NW2141

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Energy

What steps have been or will be taken to address the impact of coal Independent Power Producers (IPPs) on Eskom, in view of the fact that Eskom may have to close certain of its own coal plants early to meet the offtake requirements of the coal IPPs, and even earlier in a low greenhouse gas emission scenario, and will be faced with having to sell electricity at very high prices in circumstances where more and more electricity consumers are defecting from the grid?

Reply:

Eskom is not closing its own coal plants early as a result of offtake requirements of the coal IPPs. Eskom’s policy on the decommissioning of its fleet is informed by an optimal balance of cost efficiencies, reduced capacity and carbon emission considerations. Eskom’s planned decommissioning of the Arnot, Camden, Grootvlei, Hendrina, Komati coal-fired power stations was already projected in the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2010 which indicated that the decommissioned capacity would be replaced by approximately 8 800MW new Coal Generation capacity through Kusile and Medupi. The efficiency of Eskom’s older coal-fired power plants have deteriorated rapidly and these plants cost substantially more to operate, resulting in a spill-over into tariff increases.

Standard impact mitigation measures at a local and regional level can be planned on the basis of Paris Agreement and OECD just transition principles which are largely based on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) just transition guidelines.

Government’s energy policy is, among others, premised on a balanced energy mix recognizing our country’s natural endowment of energy carriers, including coal., Government’s policy also supports techno-economic solutions for power production from environmentally hazardous discard coal stock-piled over years above ground. Notably, one such solution is presented by one of the coal IPP projects as a first of kind in South Africa.

Government’s policy position to reduce carbon emissions as well as continue with the new build coal plants, contained in its 2015 submitted Nationally Determined Contributions, remains unchanged.

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister of Energy

Date:

02 July 2018 - NW1944

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Health

What number of paramedics employed by his department are stationed in each district municipality in KwaZulu-Natal?

Reply:

The following table reflects the details in this regard, according to the KwaZulu Natal Provincial Department of Health

 

Filled Post – Paramedics (April 2018)

 

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 1

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 2

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 4

PARAMEDIC GRADE 1

PARAMEDIC GRADE 2

PARAMEDIC GRADE 3

PARAMEDIC GRADE 4

Grand Total

KwaZulu-Natal

2

1

14

5

18

25

43

108

AMAJUBA DISTRICT

 

 

 

 

2

1

2

5

KWAZULU-NATAL: HEALTH

 

 

 

 

2

1

2

5

MINISTER: HEALTH

 

 

 

 

2

1

2

5

EMS AMAJUBA: MADADENI STATION

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

2

EMS AMAJUBA: NEWCASTLE STATION

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

3

ETHEKWINI DISTRICT

 

 

 

 

4

7

17

28

KWAZULU-NATAL: HEALTH

 

 

 

 

4

7

17

28

MINISTER: HEALTH

 

 

 

 

4

7

17

28

EMS ETHEKWINI: PLANNED PATIENT TRANSPORT

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

2

EMRS ETHEK:INTERIM STRUCTURE

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

EMS ETHEKWINI: ILLOVO STATION

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

EMS ETHEKWINI: WARWICK AVENUE STATION

 

 

 

 

 

3

4

7

EMS ETHEKWINI: PHOENIX STATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

3

EMS ETHEKWINI: WENTWORTH STATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

EMS ETHEKWINI: MARIANHILL STATION

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

4

EMS ETHEKWINI: UMLAZI STATION

 

 

 

 

1

 

3

4

EMS ETHEKWINI: KWAMASHU STATION

 

 

 

 

2

 

1

3

HARRY GWALA DISTRICT

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

2

KWAZULU-NATAL: HEALTH

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

2

MINISTER: HEALTH

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

2

EMS HARRY GWALA: UNDERBURG STATION

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 1

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 2

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 4

PARAMEDIC GRADE 1

PARAMEDIC GRADE 2

PARAMEDIC GRADE 3

PARAMEDIC GRADE 4

Grand Total

EMS HARRY GWALA: IXOPO STATION

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

HEALTH-HEAD OFFICE PMB

2

1

14

 

1

1

4

23

KWAZULU-NATAL: HEALTH

2

1

14

 

1

1

4

23

MINISTER: HEALTH

2

1

14

 

1

1

4

23

HO: EMS COLLEGE

2

1

14

 

 

 

1

18

HO: EMS AERO MEDICAL SERVICES

 

 

 

 

1

1

2

4

EMS ETHEKWINI: PHOENIX STATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

ILEMBE DISTRICT

 

 

 

 

1

1

6

8

KWAZULU-NATAL: HEALTH

 

 

 

 

1

1

6

8

MINISTER: HEALTH

 

 

 

 

1

1

6

8

ILEMBE EMRS:INTERIM STRUCTURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

EMS ILEMBE: ISITHEBE STATION

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

EMS ILEMBE: KWADUKUZA STATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

5

EMS ILEMBE: NDWEDWE STATION

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

KING CETSHWAYO DISTRICT

 

 

 

 

3

1

2

6

KWAZULU-NATAL: HEALTH

 

 

 

 

3

1

2

6

MINISTER: HEALTH

 

 

 

 

3

1

2

6

EMS KING CETSH:UMLALAZI STATION

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

2

EMS KING CETSH:MELMOTH STATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

EMS KING CETSH:UMFOLOZI STATION

 

 

 

 

2

1

 

3

UGU DISTRICT

 

 

 

 

3

4

3

10

KWAZULU-NATAL: HEALTH

 

 

 

 

3

4

3

10

MINISTER: HEALTH

 

 

 

 

3

4

3

10

EMS UGU: PORT SHEPSTONE STATION

 

 

 

 

2

1

 

3

EMS UGU: UMDONI STATION

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

EMS UGU: VULAMEHLO STATION

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

3

EMS UGU: UMZIWABANTU STATION

 

 

 

 

 

2

1

3

UMGUNGUNDLOVU DISTRICT

 

 

 

1

 

7

9

17

KWAZULU-NATAL: HEALTH

 

 

 

1

 

7

9

17

MINISTER: HEALTH

 

 

 

1

 

7

9

17

EMS UMGUNGUNDLOVU: APPELSBOSCH STATION

 

 

 

1

 

1

2

4

EMS UMGUNGUNDLOVU: IMBALI STATION

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

4

EMS UMGUNGUNDLOVU: PIETERMARITZBURG STATIO

 

 

 

 

 

1

3

4

EMS UMGUNGUNDLOVU: HOWICK STATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

HO: EMS OPERATIONS SERVICES

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

3

UMZINYATHI DISTRICT

 

 

 

2

1

1

 

4

KWAZULU-NATAL: HEALTH

 

 

 

2

1

1

 

4

MINISTER: HEALTH

 

 

 

2

1

1

 

4

EMS UMZINYATHI: NQUTHU STATION

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

2

 

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 1

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 2

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 4

PARAMEDIC GRADE 1

PARAMEDIC GRADE 2

PARAMEDIC GRADE 3

PARAMEDIC GRADE 4

Grand Total

EMS UMZINYATHI: UMVOTI GREYTOWN STATION

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

EMS UMZINYATHI: DUNDEE STATION

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

UTHUKELA DISTRICT

 

 

 

2

1

1

 

4

KWAZULU-NATAL: HEALTH

 

 

 

2

1

1

 

4

MINISTER: HEALTH

 

 

 

2

1

1

 

4

EMS UTHUKELA: ESTCOURT STATION

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

2

EMS UTHUKELA: BERGVILLE STATION

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

EMS UTHUKELA: LADYSMITH STATION

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

ZULULAND DISTRICT

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

KWAZULU-NATAL: HEALTH

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

MINISTER: HEALTH

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

EMS ZULULAND: ULUNDI STATION

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

Grand Total

2

1

14

5

18

25

43

108

END.

02 July 2018 - NW1917

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Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

(1). What (a) is a total number of incidents of sexual harassment that were reported to the human resources offices in (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him in (aa) 2016 and (bb) 2017 and (b) are the details of each incident that took place; (2) Was each incident investigated; if not, why not in each case; if so, what were the outcomes of the investigation in each case? NW2078E

Reply:

1. (a)(i). To date, no incident of sexual harassment was reported to the human resources offices of my department.

(ii). No incident of sexual harassment has been reported to the human resources offices of the department by any of the Entities reporting to my department.

 

02 July 2018 - NW1945

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Health

What number of paramedics employed by his department are stationed in each district municipality in the Free State?

Reply:

The following table reflects the details in this regard, according to the Free State Provincial Department of Health

 

Filled Post – Paramedics (April 2018)

 

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 3

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 4

PARAMEDIC GRADE 2

PARAMEDIC GRADE 4

Grand Total

Free State

10

3

1

2

16

FREE STATE: HEALTH

10

3

1

2

16

CONTROL SUBCOMPONENT

10

3

1

2

16

FREE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

10

3

1

2

16

ACADEMIC (COLLEGE OF EMS) HEALTH

10

3

 

 

13

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES: XHARIEP DISTR

 

 

1

 

1

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES: MANGAUNG DIST

 

 

 

1

1

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES: FEZILE DABI

 

 

 

1

1

Grand Total

10

3

1

2

16

END.

02 July 2018 - NW2156

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Ketabahle, Ms V to ask the Minister of Energy

Whether he has found that any of his relatives or relatives of any other Minister (a) have shares in and/or (b) own companies whose bids were approved in any of the bidding windows of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programmes?

Reply:

I have not found out if my relatives have shares in these companies. Ministers declare their financial interest annually through the appropriate platforms.

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister of Energy

Date:

02 July 2018 - NW1950

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Health

What number of paramedics employed by his department are stationed in each district municipality in the Western Cape?

Reply:

The following table reflects the details in this regard, according to the Western Cape Provincial Department of Health

 

Filled Post – Paramedics (April 2018)

 

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 1

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 2

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 3

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 4

PARAMEDIC GRADE 1

PARAMEDIC GRADE 2

PARAMEDIC GRADE 3

PARAMEDIC GRADE 4

Grand Total

Western Cape

1

1

5

11

41

26

35

37

157

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

1

1

5

11

41

26

35

37

157

DEPT OF HEALTH

1

1

5

11

41

26

35

37

157

CSP:DDG SPECIALISED AND EMERGENCY SERVICESTH & EMS

1

1

5

11

41

26

35

37

157

WESTERN DIVISION.

 

 

 

 

10

2

6

6

24

SOUTHERN DIVISION

 

 

 

 

4

7

3

2

16

EASTERN DIVISION

 

 

 

 

4

5

6

 

15

NORTHERN DIVISION

 

 

 

 

5

6

5

3

19

METRO MEDICAL RESCUE SERVICES

 

 

 

 

1

 

3

4

8

OUDTSHOORN EMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

MOSSEL BAY EMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

2

GEORGE EMS

 

 

 

 

1

1

1

1

4

KNYSNA EMS

 

 

 

 

2

 

1

 

3

UNIONDALE EMS

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

HERMANUS EMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

2

SWELLENDAM EMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

CALEDON EMS

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

MEDICAL RESCUE SERVICES OVERBERG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

GRABOUW EMS

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

2

RIVIERSONDEREND EMS

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 1

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 2

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 3

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 4

PARAMEDIC GRADE 1

PARAMEDIC GRADE 2

PARAMEDIC GRADE 3

PARAMEDIC GRADE 4

Grand Total

VREDENDAL EMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

2

CLANWILLIAM EMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

VREDENBURG EMS

 

 

 

 

2

1

 

1

4

MALMESBURY EMS

 

 

 

 

2

 

1

2

5

MEDICAL RESCUE SERVICES WEST COAST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

LAINGSBURG EMS

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES BEAUFORT WEST

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

LEEU GAMKA EMS

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

2

EMS CERES HOSPITAL

 

 

 

 

2

 

1

 

3

ROBERTSON EMS

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

WORCESTER EMS

 

 

 

 

2

 

2

2

6

PAARL EMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

STELLENBOSCH EMS

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

2

4

EMS QUALITY ASSURANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

3

OCCUP & HEALTH SAFETY EMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

ILS TRAINING

 

1

 

2

 

 

 

 

3

ALS TRAINING

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

2

ECT TRAINING

 

 

2

4

 

 

 

 

6

DISTRICT TRAINING

1

 

1

5

 

 

 

 

7

Grand Total

1

1

5

11

41

26

35

37

157

END.

02 July 2018 - NW2159

Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Energy

Whether any relatives of Ministers (a) have shares in and/or (b) own companies that are Independent Power Producers?

Reply:

I am not privy to the required information.

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister of Energy

Date:

02 July 2018 - NW1955

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Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Economic Development

What has he found to be the impact of petrol price increases on the economy?

Reply:

Changes in the prices of petrol, diesel and other fuels are published by the Central Energy Fund on their website: http://www.cefgroup.co.za/petrol-price/.

As of 6 June 2018, the price of both grades of Petrol (i.e. unleaded and lead replacement) has increased by 82 cents per litre.

The change in the price of petrol is typically a function of both changes in international exchange rates (particularly the US Dollar-Rand exchange rate) and the change in international product prices (particularly crude oil).

For June 2018, the depreciation of the rand contributed roughly 30 cents of the increase in the price of petrol, while changes in the price of international product contributed roughly 52 cents to the increase. As an oil importing country, South Africa is unavoidably vulnerable to changes in international markets.

According to Stats SA, the price of fuel for consumers increased by 3.6% between April and May 2018, and 9.4% over the 12 months to May 2018. This is in line with petrol price inflation over the period since 2010.

This is expected to have both a short-term direct impact on inflation, and a long-term indirect impact on inflation. A study by the South African Reserve Bank, published in the Journal of Energy in Southern Africa in February 2017, found that a 10% year-on-year increase in the price of petrol resulted in a 1.2 percentage point increase in headline inflation across the economy over the long-run.

The cost of fuel has an important impact on overall inflation in the economy. These effects are both direct and indirect. Higher petrol prices directly impact the consumer in terms of higher fuel costs and higher public transportation costs. Higher petrol prices indirectly impact consumers, as an input cost, which will ultimately increase the cost for goods and services rendered.

Fuel prices also impact on the cost of production. The impact varies by sector. In a reply provided to parliament to a similar question, my colleague the Minister of Trade and Industry, discusses the direct and indirect impact on the manufacturing sector and current efforts to diversify sources of energy.

Fuel price inflation is challenging to manage, given that South Africa imports the bulk of its fuel and is therefore subject to changes in international market prices.

Fuel levies are applied to the price of fuel, and are used to raise funding for transport infrastructure. This investment in transport infrastructure reduces transport costs in the economy, which in turn enables more economic participation by businesses as well as households and in turn can moderate overall inflation.

Finally, it should be noted that according to an independent tracking service (www.globalpetrolprices.com), the price of petrol in South Africa at the pump is in line with the global average, and amongst the lowest when compared to non-oil-producing countries.

-END-

02 July 2018 - NW2160

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Energy

With reference to his reply to question 1363 on 23 May 2018, what percentage of shares in Main Street (RF) (Pty) Ltd, Ramizone (RF) (Pty) Ltd, Amstilinx (RF) (Pty) Ltd, Amstilite (RF) (Pty) Ltd are owned by BTSA Netherlands Cooperatie U.A, Ramizest and Friedshelf 1294 respectively?

Reply:

The shareholding of BTSA Netherlands Cooperatie U.A, Ramizest and Friedshelf 1294 are the same across all four projects. Refer to table below for detail per shareholder.

 

Company

Shareholders

Shareholding

Main Street (RF) (Pty) Ltd

BTSA

60%

 

Ramizest (on behalf of the Letsatsi Trust)

37.5%

 

Friedshelf 1294 (on behalf of the relevant Local Community Trust)

2.5%

Ramizone (RF) (Pty) Ltd

BTSA

60%

 

Ramizest (on behalf of the Letsatsi Trust)

37.5%

 

Friedshelf 1294 (on behalf of the relevant Local Community Trust)

2.5%

Amstilinx (RF) (Pty) Ltd

BTSA

60%

 

Ramizest (on behalf of the Letsatsi Trust)

37.5%

 

Friedshelf 1294 (on behalf of the relevant Local Community Trust)

2.5%

Amstilite (RF) (Pty) Ltd

BTSA

60%

 

Ramizest (on behalf of the Letsatsi Trust)

37.5%

 

Friedshelf 1294 (on behalf of the relevant Local Community Trust)

2.5%

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister of Energy

Date:

02 July 2018 - NW2158

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Energy

Whether any relatives of Ministers (a) have shares in and/or (b) own companies that provided financing for the companies that won bids, in any bidding windows of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programmes?

Reply:

I am not privy to the required information.

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister of Energy

Date

02 July 2018 - NW2157

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the Minister of Energy

Whether any government employees (a) have shares in and/or (b) own companies that provided financing for the companies that won bids in any bidding windows of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programmes?

Reply:

Government employees declare their financial interest in companies annually as required by the Public Service Regulations.

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister of Energy

Date:

02 July 2018 - NW1561

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What is the (i) name and (ii) location of each clinic in the country that has experienced a water shortage in (aa) 2017 and (bb) 2018 and (b) on what date did the water shortage (i) start and (ii) come to an end in each case?

Reply:

All health facilities including hospitals and clinics in the country do have water supply services. However, like any other services there might be interruptions from time to time for various reasons such as breakdowns, drought, etc. in such cases temporary supply services, i.e water cartage takes place to remedy the emergency situation. Depending on the geographical location of the facilities, local authorities like municipalities do assist in emergency cases. Since such activities are at operational level for a short span of time, it is not necessary to keep detailed recording of these activities at the National Department of Health.

END.

02 July 2018 - NW2166

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Mulaudzi, Mr TE to ask the Minister of Energy

Did certain persons (names furnished) declare that they were directors in certain companies (details furnished), all of which had their bids accepted as part of the most recently signed Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme agreements; if so, on what basis was this approved?

Reply:

Projects are not evaluated on the directorship of participating companies but rather on the shareholding of each project company to ensure that the bid criteria in respect of South African Entity and Black ownership participation are met. Thus the persons (names furnished) were not required to declare directorship.

All bidders are bound by rules against collusion which may result in disqualification. The commonality in directorship in the specified project companies refer to a group of companies with the same shareholding structure. Thus, collusion with another bidding group or developer is not relevant. The individual bids by the named project companies competed with multiple other bids in respect of the unique offering of each underlying project, in terms of a combination of factors that inform their pricing, for example location, size of plant and technology.

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister of Energy

Date:

.

02 July 2018 - NW2149

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Energy

Whether any studies regarding (a) costs and (b) feasibility were conducted before signing any of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP) deals; if not, (i) why not and (ii) on what grounds and basis were the REIPPPs pursued; if so, (aa) was each study published, (bb) who conducted each study, (cc) was a tender issued to conduct each study, (dd) what was the cost of conducting each study, (ee) what is the title of each study and (ff) where are the copies of the studies available?

Reply:

Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) projects are procured and contracted pursuant to Ministerial Determinations issued by the Minister of Energy, in consultation with the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) in terms of Section 34 of the Electricity Regulation Act, No 4 of 2006. Considerations include issues of carbon emission reduction commitments, new technology uncertainties such as costs, operability and lead time to build, water usage, localisation and job creation as well as regional development and integration and security of supply.

Each Independent Power Producer (IPP) participating in the tender process is responsible to undertaking a feasibility of its own project before bid submission to ensure the bankability of the project. At bid submission the IPPs have to comply with various qualification criteria which can only be complied with if they did undertake feasibility studies.

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister of Energy

Date:

02 July 2018 - NW1560

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Hlonyana, Mrs NKF to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What is the (i) name and (ii) location of each hospital in the country that has experienced a water shortage in (aa) 2017 and (bb) 2018 and (b) on what date did the shortage (i) start and (ii) come to an end in each case?

Reply:

All health facilities including hospitals and clinics in the country do have water supply services. However, like any other services there might be interruptions from time to time for various reasons such as breakdowns, drought, etc. in such cases temporary supply services, i.e water cartage takes place to remedy the emergency situation. Depending on the geographical location of the facilities, local authorities like municipalities do assist in emergency cases. Since such activities are at operational level for a short span of time, it is not necessary to keep detailed recording of these activities at the National Department of Health.

END.

02 July 2018 - NW1732

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Wessels, Mr W to ask the Minister of Health

(1)Whether all members of the senior management service (SMS) in his department had declared their interests for the past year as required by the Public Service Regulations; if not, (a) why not, (b) how many of the specified members did not declare their interests and (c) what are the (i) names and (ii) ranks of the specified noncompliant members of the SMS; (2) whether noncompliant SMS members have been charged; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what number (a) of employees in his department at each post level are currently suspended on full salary and (b) of the specified employees at each post level have been suspended for the specified number of days (details furnished); (4) what is the total amount of cost attached to the days of service lost as a result of the suspensions in each specified case?

Reply:

(1) Not all SMS members declared their financial interests;

(a) The SMS member submitted the form day after the system closure (30 April 2018);

(b) Only one SMS member did not declare his financial interest for past year (2017/2018).

(i) Mr. Kgereshi Mokwenal

(ii) Interim Registrar: Interim Traditional Health Practitioners Council of South Africa

(2) The process of instituting disciplinary action against the member is currently underway;

(3) (a) One official currently suspended on full salary;

(b) Longer than 120 days;

(4) R191 115.76

END.

02 July 2018 - NW2152

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Ketabahle, Ms V to ask the Minister of Energy

How much less electricity will Eskom be required to produce because of the approval of the bids of Independent Power Producers by his department?

Reply:

Eskom is not required to produce less electricity as a consequence of Independent Power Producers. Eskom’s policy on the decommissioning of its fleet is informed by an optimal balance of cost efficiencies, reduced capacity and carbon emission considerations. Eskom’s planned decommissioning of the Arnot, Camden, Grootvlei, Hendrina, Komati coal-fired power stations was already projected in the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2010 which indicated that the decommissioned capacity would be replaced by approximately 8 800MW new Coal Generation capacity through Kusile and Medupi. The Wind and Solar Photovoltaic technologies introduced through the renewable energy programme do not displace coal-fired power stations as these technologies do not provide base load capacity.

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister of Energy

Date:

02 July 2018 - NW1948

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Health

What number of paramedics employed by his department are stationed in each district municipality in the Northern Cape?

Reply:

The following table reflects the details in this regards, according to the Northern Cape Provincial Department of Health

 

Filled Post – Paramedics (April 2018)

Row Labels

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 3

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 4

PARAMEDIC GRADE 2

Grand Total

Northern Cape

2

1

1

4

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HEAD OFFICE

1

1

1

3

NORTHERN CAPE:HEALTH

1

1

1

3

PIXLEY KA SEME

1

 

 

1

NORTHERN CAPE:HEALTH

1

 

 

1

Grand Total

2

1

1

4

END.

02 July 2018 - NW1900

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Wessels, Mr W to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

(1). Whether all members of the senior management services (SMS) in his department had declared their interest for the past year as required by the Public Service Regulations; if no, (a) why not, (b) how many of the specified members did not declare their interests and (c) what are the (i) names and (ii) ranks of the specified noncompliant members of the SMS; (2). Whether noncompliant SMS members have been charged; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3). What number (a) of employees in his department at each post level are currently suspended on full salary and (b) of the specified employees at each level have been suspended for the specified number of days (details furnished); (4). What is the total amount of cost attached the days of service lost as a result of the suspension in each specified case?

Reply:

(1). All forty nine [49] senior managers employed by the Department of Arts and Culture as at 30th April 2017 disclosed their financial interests for the 2016/17 financial year. [See attached document as Annexure B]

(2). Falls off as all SMS complied.

(3)(a).

(b).

(4).

02 July 2018 - NW1461

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)Whether, with reference to the reply of the President, Mr C M Ramaphosa, to the debate on the State of the Nation Address on 22 February 2018 to implement lifestyle audits, (a) she, (b) senior management service members in her department and/or (c) any of the heads of entities reporting to her have undergone a lifestyle audit in the past three financial years; if not, have any plans been put in place to perform such audits; if so, in each case, what are the details of the (i) date of the lifestyle audit, (ii) name of the person undergoing the audit, (iii) name of the auditing firm conducting the audit and (iv) outcome of the audit; (2) Whether she will furnish Mr J Vos with copies of the lifestyle audit reports?

Reply:

The Department together with all the entities reporting to her has not conducted lifestyle audits.

1. (a) No

(b) Not Applicable

(c) (i) Not Applicable

(ii) Not Applicable

(iii) Not Applicable

(iv) Not Applicable

(2) Not applicable

02 July 2018 - NW1589

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether her department prescribes minimum standards with regard to (a) the number of social workers employed in every area serviced by her department, (b) the number of cases that each social worker is permitted to handle, (c) office space per employee, (d) vehicles per office, (e) office equipment, (f) playrooms for children, (g) interviewing and/or statement rooms and (h) any other specified minimum standards; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

There is no one comprehensive document that addresses all the elements mentioned in this question. However, almost all of them are addressed in the following documents: National Norms and Standards for Social Infrastructure Delivery; Blue Print on Office Accommodation for Social Workers; Gazetted Public Works Space Norms; Integrated Social Services Delivery Model; Social Work Indaba Action Plan 2017 etc.

________________________

Approved by the Minister on

Date…………………………….

02 July 2018 - NW2167

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Energy

Did certain persons (names furnished) declare that they were directors in certain companies (details furnished), all of which had their bids accepted as part of the most recently signed Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme agreements; if so, on what basis was this approved?

Reply:

Projects are not evaluated on the directorship of participating companies but rather on the shareholding of each project company to ensure that the bid criteria in respect of South African Entity and Black ownership participation are met. Thus the persons (names furnished) were not required to declare directorship.

All bidders are bound by rules against collusion which may result in disqualification. The commonality in directorship in the specified project companies refer to a group of companies with the same shareholding structure. Thus, collusion with another bidding group or developer is not relevant. The individual bids by the named project companies competed with multiple other bids in respect of the unique offering of each underlying project, in terms of a combination of factors that inform their pricing, for example location, size of plant and technology.

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister of Energy

Date:

.

02 July 2018 - NW2169

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Energy

What steps have been taken to prevent collusion with respect to the formula used to determine the price score for compliant bids in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme; (2) whether any collusion with respect to awarding bids has been found; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

To prevent collusion, bidders declare that in submitting a Bid Response that each of its members, its Lenders, the Contractors and all other participants in any Bid Response certifies that there has not been communication with a competitor or potential competitor that would amount to collusive bidding.

If the Department becomes aware of or is of the opinion that any of the collusive activities have been undertaken by any Bidder or any of its Members, Lenders, Contractors or Advisors, the Department shall be entitled to disqualify such Bidder, its Members, Lenders, Contractors or their Advisors and to bar any or all of them from participating further in the Renewable Energy Power Producers Procurement Programme. No collusion has been found.

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister of Energy

Date:

02 July 2018 - NW1859

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Health

What is the (a) number of medical machines that have been broken and/or dysfunctional at each hospital in the country since 1 April 2017, (b)(i) name and (ii) location of each such hospital and (c) name and/or type of each such medical machine?

Reply:

I am not clear as to what the Honourable Member means by a medical machine. Perhaps if the Honourable Member is specific then I would be able to help.

END.

02 July 2018 - NW1271

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What value has been gained by Alexcor after the entity’s corporate head office incurred an expenditure amounting to R225 406 938,00 in the period 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2017, as is reflected in the annual report?

Reply:

The response is based on information received from Alexkor SOC Limited.

The breakdown of the expenditure incurred for Alexkor’s Corporate Head Office amounting to R225 406 938.00 during the period 01 April 2012 to 31 March 2017 is detailed in the table below:

SPEND CATEGORY:

 AMOUNT

 

1.  Bursaries

R    1 687 360

The amounts include Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives as well as bursaries awarded to learners in the field of mining, geology and environmental management

2. Corporate Costs

R   47 442 391

Salaries of employees and head office operational costs

3. Mining Operations

R   14 846 968

Alexkor SOC Limited was mining in Alexander Bay prior to the PSJV being established, in terms of the Deed of Settlement. Hence the mining operations cost of R14.8m. Related revenue against the Mining operating cost was R27.4m

4. Town Maintenance

R   85 988 049

The DoS directed that once the township had been established, the municipal engineering services are to be upgraded and Alexkor is to hand over the municipal services to the Alexander Bay Municipality; however, that has not yet occurred. Alexkor has assumed the responsibilities to maintain the Township of Alexander Bay as if they are a municipality.

5. Discontinued Operations and Other

R     9 735 795

The discontinued operating cost of R9.7 million relates to the cost of transferring the farming operations to  the community.

6. Environmental Management

R   41 343 822

Implementation of Phase 1  of rehabilitation of historically disturbed areas

 

7. Directors Remuneration

R   24 362 554

Fees paid to directors serving on both Alexkor and Alexkor RMC PSJV boards

TOTAL

R 225 406 938

 

02 July 2018 - NW2164

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Mulaudzi, Mr TE to ask the Minister of Energy

Did certain persons (names furnished) declare that they were directors in certain companies (details furnished), all of which had their bids accepted as part of the most recently signed Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme agreements; if so, on what basis was this approved?

Reply:

Projects are not evaluated on the directorship of participating companies but rather on the shareholding of each project company to ensure that the bid criteria in respect of South African Entity and Black ownership participation are met. Thus the persons (names furnished) were not required to declare directorship.

All bidders are bound by rules against collusion which may result in disqualification. The commonality in directorship in the specified project companies refer to a group of companies with the same shareholding structure. Thus, collusion with another bidding group or developer is not relevant. The individual bids by the named project companies competed with multiple other bids in respect of the unique offering of each underlying project, in terms of a combination of factors that inform their pricing, for example location, size of plant and technology.

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister of Energy

Date:

.

02 July 2018 - NW2150

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Energy

What are the (a) Government and (b) relevant entities projected to spend both directly and indirectly on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programmes; (2) has he found that the Government and the entities can afford the cost; if so, what are the details of how this was determined?

Reply:

There is no direct or indirect spend by Government or relevant entities exclusively attributable to the Electricity Regulation Act, 2006, Section 34 sanctioned Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPPP). Regulation 10 of the New Generation Regulations enable Eskom, as the single buyer, to recover all costs in respect of the Section 34 Ministerial Determinations and includes payments for the purchase of electricity from Independent Power Producers (IPP) in terms of a power purchase agreement. Eskom only pays for actual electricity evacuated into the grid at a predetermined fixed price that can only escalate by CPI annually.

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister of Energy

Date:

02 July 2018 - NW2168

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Energy

Did certain persons (names furnished) declare that they were directors in certain companies (details furnished), all of which had their bids accepted as part of the most recently signed Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme agreements; if so, on what basis was this approved?

Reply:

Projects are not evaluated on the directorship of participating companies but rather on the shareholding of each project company to ensure that the bid criteria in respect of South African Entity and Black ownership participation are met. Thus the persons (names furnished) were not required to declare directorship.

All bidders are bound by rules against collusion which may result in disqualification. The commonality in directorship in the specified project companies refer to a group of companies with the same shareholding structure. Thus, collusion with another bidding group or developer is not relevant. The individual bids by the named project companies competed with multiple other bids in respect of the unique offering of each underlying project, in terms of a combination of factors that inform their pricing, for example location, size of plant and technology.

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister of Energy

Date:

.

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02 July 2018 - NW2143

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Energy

Whether he is aware of the development fee to be paid by Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to the National Treasury and to his department in order to set up the Project Development Fund for Baseload Coal Energy (details furnished); if so, what is the (a) total amount in Rand of the development fee and (b) breakdown of all costs that (i) have been incurred and (ii) will be incurred by his department for the procurement of energy from IPPs?

Reply:

(A) The development fee of the Baseload Coal Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme has been set in the Request for Proposals (RFP) (December 2015) at 1.75% of the Total Project Value. The development fee is utilised as a cost recovery mechanism for costs incurred in the design, development, procurement and implementation over a 30-year contract term. The exact Rand value of the Development Fee can only be calculated once all the preferred bidders have reached Financial Close.

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister of Energy

Date:

02 July 2018 - NW1272

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)Whether her department has determined the extent of the recent leaking of information of Facebook users in South Africa to Cambridge Analytica; if not, will (a) her department and/or (b) the Government be investigating the leak; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether (a) her department and/or (b) the Government will take any action to address the issue; if so, (i) will the issue be treated as a cybercrime issue, (ii) will she ask the Portfolio Committee on Communications to investigate the issue, (iii) which other entities will be involved in the investigation and (iv) what will the punishment be to address the issue?

Reply:

Requesting the Honorable Member to refer the question to the Ministers of Police and State Security who will be in a better position to investigate issues relating to cybercrimes.

02 July 2018 - NW1947

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Health

What number of paramedics employed by his department are stationed in each district municipality in Limpopo?

Reply:

The following table reflects the details in this regard, according to the Limpopo Provincial Department of Health

 

Filled Post – Paramedics (April 2018)

 

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 2

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC) GRADE 3

PARAMEDIC GRADE 1

PARAMEDIC GRADE 2

PARAMEDIC GRADE 3

PARAMEDIC GRADE 4

Grand Total

Limpopo Province

1

2

2

5

1

14

25

VERTICAL PROGRAMMES: HEALTH

1

2

2

5

1

14

25

CONTROL SUB-COMPONENT: HEALTH

1

2

2

5

1

14

25

MEC HEALTH

1

2

2

5

1

14

25

POLOKWANE (L) EMS

         

1

1

W.F. KNOBEL (S) EMS

         

1

1

MASHASHANE (NEW STATION) EMS

     

1

   

1

MANKWENG (M) EMS

         

1

1

MAKHADO (L) EMS

     

1

   

1

THOHOYANDOU (L) EMS

         

2

2

GIYANI (L) EMS

     

1

   

1

SEKORORO (M) EMS

         

1

1

TZANEEN (L) EMS

         

1

1

MECKLENBERG (NEW STATION) EMS

     

1

   

1

DILOKONG (M) EMS

         

2

2

MOKOPANE (L) EMS

         

2

2

MODIMOLLE (M) EMS

         

1

1

THABAZIMBI (S) EMS

       

1

 

1

MOOKGOPHONG (S) EMS

         

1

1

BELA-BELA (S) EMS

   

2

     

2

LEPHALALE (S) EMS

     

1

 

1

2

AUXILLIARY TRAINING: SUBSECTION

1

2

       

3

Grand Total

1

2

2

5

1

14

25

END.

02 July 2018 - NW2097

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Cardo, Dr MJ to ask the Minister of Economic Development

(a) What number of law firms has the Competition Commission briefed regarding cartel cases since 1 January 2017, (b) what is the name of each firm, (c) with regard to what number of cases has each specified firm been briefed and (d) what was the cost to the Competition Commission in each instance?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Competition Commission that since 1 January 2017, nine law firms have been briefed on cartel cases, at a cost to date of R16 600 363. Details on law firms and number of cases can be found below.

Law firms briefed

Number of cases

Amount paid per law firm

1. Ndzabandzaba Attorneys

7 cases

R 10 519 266

2. Ndobela Lamola Incorporated

4 cases

R 567 736

3. KBK Attorneys

1 case

R 114 244

4. Mokwana Attorneys

3 cases

R 1 062 232

5. Mogaswa Incorporated Attorneys

3 cases

R 1 266 873

6. Tiyani Vukeya Attorneys

1 case

R 83 215

7. Morare Thobejane Incorporated

5 cases

R 1 074 747

8. Le Roux & Du Plessis Attorneys Inc.

1 case

R 1 650 734

9. Madlanga & Partners Inc.

1 case

R 261 316

-END-

02 July 2018 - NW1605

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

With reference to the presentation made to the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs on 13 March 2018, which was clear on where depots, transporters, micro collectors and processors fit into the waste bureau, and her statements on numerous occasions previously that the waste pickers are a priority, (a) where do the waste pickers fit in and (b) why were they not mentioned in the presentation?

Reply:

(a) The Department refers to the Waste Pickers as Micro-Collectors.

(b) refer to (a)

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02 July 2018 - NW2047

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Esterhuizen, Mr JA to ask the Minister of Energy

With reference to the cost of (a) Medupi that stands at R86.5 billion from R49.8 billion and (b) Kusile that stands at R83 billion from R57 billion but neither of which are near completion, what are the reasons that Eskom’s finance cost for the current financial year has increased with 82% whereas the specified amount excludes all the capitalised finance cost for work construction, like Medupi, Kusile and all other projects that are still under construction?

Reply:

I wish to inform the Member that it is not part of the mandate of the Department of Energy to build power stations such as Medupi and Kusile.

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister of Energy

Date:

02 July 2018 - NW2010

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Purdon, Mr RK to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

(1). What are the details of the (a) number of accidents that vehicles owned by his department were involved (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018, (b) cost for repairs in each case and (c)(i) number of and (ii) reasons for vehicles being written off in each case; (2). Whether all vehicles owned by his department have tracking devices installed?.

Reply:

1(a). Two (2) vehicles, namely BMW 520i 2016 Model and ML 400 MERC 2014 Model

(i) 2016/17 and 2017/18

(ii) None

(b). R39,339.87 and R7,656.05

(c)(i) None

(ii) None

2. Yes, all vehicles owned by my department have tracking devices installed in them.

02 July 2018 - NW2050

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Ntlangwini, Ms EN to ask the Minister of Energy

What (a) variables were taken into consideration when deciding on petrol price increases and (b) steps is the Government taking to ensure that the price of petrol does not become unaffordable?

Reply:

The Member may be aware that key contributing factors to the local fuel price is the performance of the rand versus leading currencies, as well as the international cost of petroleum. We have advised motorists to avoid unnecessary journeys, make use of car-pooling, and practice economical driving techniques.

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister of Energy

Date: