Questions and Replies

19 February 2018 - NW79

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Esau, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

With reference to the businesses owned by 132 military veterans that registered with her department in the 2016-17 financial year, what is the (a) military formation that each military veteran who owns these businesses is part of, (b) nature of each such business and (c) the location of each business, including the (i) town and (ii) province?

Reply:

a) During the year of reporting the details for each of the formations was not captured as a key requirement. This detail has now started to be collected and will be availed in future reporting cycles as required.

b) The nature of businesses registered on the business register is varied. The attached list of companies on the Skills Development and Empowerment Business Support Unit Register shows what the nature of each of the businesses is.

c) The submitted reports have captured the Province of each business location but has not yet lifted the actual town in the province. It is important to show that most business submissions in the year of reporting have been from Gauteng province. This has arisen out of the proximity of the National office to access for military veterans in Gauteng. Going forward, the data set for collection will be expanded to give the details for the towns of business locations. Further, with the presence of provincial coordinators in provinces, it is envisaged that details for military veterans businesses in provinces other than Gauteng will also be submitted.

List of Military Veterans Businesses on DMV Business Register

Ser

Business Name

Economic Sector

Province

1

Mmaraba Maintenance Suppliers

(Security) Arms and Ammunitions

Gauteng

2

Machindira

Construction and Maintenance

Gauteng

3

Shikamo Trading and Properties

Building Construction

Gauteng

4

Khuphuka Kings Airways

Air Freight and Cargo

KwaZulu-Natal

5

Abasunguli Training Specialists (Pty) Ltd

Education and Training

Gauteng

6

Fasimba Primary Co-operative

Primary Agriculture

Eastern Cape

7

Boxfusion JV

Information and Communication Technologies

Gauteng

8

Siyakha Primary Co-operative

Mining

Northern Cape

9

Dataforce Construction and Projects

Built Infrastructure, Waste Management and Recycling, Security

Gauteng

10

MMKTS Co-operative

Fuel and Coal Supply, Safety Equipment and Consulting

Gauteng

11

Bomahlwa Co-operative

Agriculture (Pig and Poultry Farming)

Gauteng

12

Keemakae Enterprises

Manufacturing Sector for Security Services

Gauteng

13

WOMVASA Investment Holdings

Woman Military Veterans' Empowerment Initiatives

National

14

Kutulo Investment Holdings

General Service Provisioning

Gauteng

15

Lerumo Masoja

Agriculture

Gauteng

16

Newcastle Solar Power

Solar and Renewable Energy

Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal

17

Rampact Logistics

Security

Gauteng

18

Eyomama Business Initiative Co-operative

Waste Management, Construction

Eastern Cape

19

Konsortia

Oil, Gas and Fuel Supply and Distribution

Gauteng

20

Umkonto We Sizwe Veterans Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Broad Based Empowerment of Military Veterans

Gauteng

21

Ntsimbenyama (Pty) Ltd

Materials Recycling

Gauteng

22

K2014122595 (South Africa) Pty Ltd

Agrarian and Rural Development

Gauteng

23

Moncada Green Technologies

Green and Renewable Energy

Eastern Cape

24

Sha Ce Trading Enterprises

General Trading Enterprise

KwaZulu-Natal

25

Liger Security Services and Projects (Pty) Ltd

Security Management

Gauteng

26

Dumazi Projects and Plant Hire Ltd

Textiles and Manufacturing, Security, Construction

Gauteng

27

Mintiro Primary Co-operative Ltd

Construction, Manufacturing, Security, Transport Provision

Northern Cape

28

Tirela Industries (Pty) Ltd

Engineering Projects Design, Solar Energy

Gauteng

29

Lamarutla Trading and Projects

Agriculture - Livestock Production

Gauteng

30

Mophetibility Accommodation and Projects

Transport, Accommodation and Security Services

North West

31

Duvalia's General Trading

Poultry Farming

Gauteng

32

MKMV Mamelodi Branch Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Skills Training and Employment

Gauteng

33

Amulike Farmimg and Marketing (Pty) Ltd

Commercial Crop Farming

Gauteng

34

Mosemelelo Trading and Projects cc

Agriculture

Gauteng

35

Military Veteran Funeral Home (Pty) Ltd

Funeral Services

Gauteng

36

Skipper Property Holding (Pty) Ltd

Property Development and Investments

Gauteng

37

Vulisa Cleaning and Maintenance

Security Management, Cleaning Services, Maintenance

Western Cape

38

LabMab (Pty) Ltd

Maintenance of Highly Specialised Laboratory Equipment

Gauteng

39

African Pride Supply and Projects (Pty) Ltd

General Products and Service Supply

Gauteng

40

HRA Foxtrot Pty (Ltd0.

Construction

Gauteng

41

Ntandokayise Trading Enterprise Pty (Ltd)

Wheel alignment

Gauteng

42

Ezanoxolo Co-op

Cleaning Services

Gauteng

43

Suzmor Projects Pty (Ltd)

Catering

Gauteng

44

Mac Brite Security Pty (Ltd)

Security

Gauteng

45

Ninja Protection and Security Services

Security

Eastern Cape

46

Mawethu Co-op

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

47

Dizi Brothers Logistics Co-op

Logistics

Gauteng

48

La Muhler Co-op

Chicken Farming and Property Development

Gauteng

49

Kasebone Multipurpose Co-op

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

50

Maoka Transport & Projects Pty (Ltd)

Farming

Gauteng

51

Jamobo Development Solutions

Construction

Gauteng

52

Modiro Medical & Projects Pty (Ltd)

Medical Equipment Supplier

Gauteng

53

 Osmos Consulting Pty (Ltd)

Business Training Consultancy

Gauteng

54

Maphanga B & B Pty (Ltd)

Hospitality

Gauteng

55

Nkonjae Pty (Ltd)

Construction

Gauteng

56

MaRogers Projects

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

57

Mabhaka Electrical Projects

Electrical Services

Gauteng

58

Mkuki Wataifa Pty (Ltd)

Not determined

Gauteng

59

In-Laws Projects Pty (Ltd)

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

60

Baubaamonare Trading & Projects Pty (Ltd)

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

61

Lemolesemono Co-op

Clucth and Brake Refurbishing

Gauteng

62

Refihlile Agricultural Farming & Projects Co-op Ltd

Farming

Limpopo

63

Kopano e Khabane Pty (Ltd)

Agriculture

Gauteng

64

Ngatana Pig and Chicken Farming Co-operative

Chicken and Pig Farming

Gauteng

65

Nkarcia trading and projects

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

66

GMH Secure Logistics

Logistics

Eastern Cape

67

Msara Bed and Breakfast Pty(Ltd)

Hospitality

North West

68

Granite Patterns Trading Enterprise

Construction

Gauteng

69

Diamond Shine

Security

Gauteng

70

Zheys Catering

Catering

Gauteng

71

Zero Cockroaches Pty (Ltd)

Pest Control

Gauteng

72

Harmer and Circle Trading Enterprise

Hardware Trading

Gauteng

73

Kuretse Trading Enterprise

Not determined

Gauteng

74

Atap Maintenance and Construction

Construction

Free State

75

Masake Attorneys

Legal Services

Gauteng

76

Balise Sustainability Project

Not determined

Gauteng

77

Tshedza Protective Services

Security

Gauteng

78

Manthata Protection and Security

Security

Gauteng

79

L. Moitsepi Consulting

Services

Gauteng

80

Bakarner Trading and Projects

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

81

Yeti Trading Enterprise

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

82

Thekiso M Trading and Projects

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

83

Kwandilitha Trading and Projects

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

84

Treveor Properties cc

Property Development and Investments

Gauteng

85

Abba Father Construction

Construction

Western Cape

86

Siyaya Owethu

General

KwaZulu-Natal

87

Tyanini and Associates (Pty) Ltd

Debt Collection

Gauteng

88

Ray 5 Holdings

Construction (Civil and Maintenance)

Western Cape

89

Sankatane 76 Primary Co-operative

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

90

Dinote Commercial Trading cc

Construction

KwaZulu-Natal

91

Siyaya Owethu Pty (Ltd)

Clothing Manufacture

KwaZulu-Natal

92

Ninonke Business Enterprise cc

Construction

KwaZulu-Natal

93

Ntiyantiya Trading Enterprise Pty (Ltd)

Multi Purpose (General Trading, Construction, Transport)

KwaZulu-Natal

94

Megacity Property Investment 7

Property Development and Investments

KwaZulu-Natal

95

Osmoz

Hardware

Gauteng

96

Amazing Wining Trading and Project Pty (Ltd)

Multi Purpose

KwaZulu-Natal

97

Amabhubesikazi Business Solution

Multi Purpose

KwaZulu-Natal

98

Cas Nova Security Services

Security Services

KwaZulu-Natal

99

Siphiwe Ndlovu Investment Pty (Ltd)

Multi Purpose

KwaZulu-Natal

100

Wanda M Trading Enterprise Pty (Ltd)

Not Determined

KwaZulu-Natal

101

Mandlomkhoto Security and Enterprise

Multi Purpose

KwaZulu-Natal

102

BEETEE’S Cabs cc

Transport, Poultry Farming

KwaZulu-Natal

103

Manjeza Security Pty Ltd

Security

KwaZulu-Natal

104

Eric Ndimande Trading and Projects

Multi Purpose

KwaZulu-Natal

105

Logtrain international (Pty) Ltd

Technology

Western Cape

106

Fonto (Pty) Ltd

Multi Purpose

Northern Cape

107

Umusa Omuhle Event Venue (Pty) Ltd

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

108

Feo Siza (Pty) Ltd

Multi Purpose

Free State

109

Keetso Trading Enterprise

Training

Gauteng

110

Velizwe Trading and Projects

Gardening and Cleaning Projects

Gauteng

111

Ngingumtshinga Matheka Trading and Enterprise

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

112

 Old Town Investment 345cc

Mining

Durban

113

Montlelo Trading Enterprise

Life Coaching

Gauteng

114

Magaiva General Trading

Brick Making

Free State

115

Delumzimba Service Station and Bakery

Energy

KwaZulu-Natal

116

Phil and Phel General Dealer

Construction maintenance

Gauteng

117

Mangope Pty (Ltd)

Health (herbalist)

Gauteng

118

Princes and Angels Nursery School confirmed

Education (ECD)

Free State

119

Molotsi Trading and Project Development

Cattle farming

Gauteng

120

MKMVA Holding

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

121

Lindelani Unlimited Marketing

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

122

Basupatsela Civil Projects

Construction

Gauteng

123

Phithm Trading and Project

Laundry

Gauteng

124

Monkethe Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

125

7369 Holding

Multi Purpose

Limpopo

126

Sabaha April Commercial Co-operatives

Multipurpose

Limpopo

128

Value Chain Innovations (Pty) Ltd

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

129

Habasisa Enterprise

Farming

Free State

130

Who The Cap Fits Co-operative

Multi Purpose

KwaZulu-Natal

131

Sizabaphofu Primary Co-operative

Multi Purpose

KwaZulu-Natal

132

Nthonga Telecommunications and Communications

Telecommunications

Gauteng

19 February 2018 - NW9

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

What (a) are the actions, inactions and conduct of the SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) that formed the basis of the request by the Chief Executive Officer of the SA Post Office for the intervention of the Director-General (DG) of the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) into the process for the implementation of the payments of grants and (b) action has been taken to encourage SASSA’s cooperation?

Reply:

I have been informed by SA Post Office as follows:

a) There were some disagreements on the implementation of the Services Agreement that was signed on 08 December 2017. SAPO required sign-offs in line with the agreed Service Agreement timelines but they were being delayed by SASSA. This was flagged on numerous occasions but still there were no formal sign-offs provided. Only verbal commitments were made which somewhat compromised the governance protocol. In addition, SAPO learnt of the appointment of the work streams to provide technical advice to SASSA. The introduction of this team posed a risk in that the already agreed but not yet signed-off specifications could be changed and therefore delays the implementation process. It was on this basis that SAPO requested the intervention of the DPME DG raising early warning signals about the potential delays that are caused by factors outside of SAPO’s control.

b) The DG of the DPME mediated on the matter between both CEOs supported by the DG of the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) and contingencies were initiated by SAPO and agreed with SASSA to mitigate any possible delays. In addition, ongoing communications and regular meetings are held through steering committees and focus Area groups. SAPO has since assured that all issues that were outstanding have been adequately mitigated upon and the project is now on track.

 

Approved/ not approved

Dr Siyabonga Cwele, MP

Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

Date:

19 February 2018 - NW162

Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether the SA National Roads Agency has enough funds to finance the N2 Wild Coast toll road; if not, why has the work began; if so, (a) what is the total amount of funds that is available and (b) what are the relevant details of the sources of the specified funding?

Reply:

SANRAL already has a full allocation for the construction of the Mtentu and Msikaba mega-bridges, which are currently under construction and on tender respectively. SANRAL has also allocated sufficient funds for the construction of access roads, referred to as haul roads, to provide access to the bridge sites. SANRAL has over the past few years improved the brownfields section of the N2 between uMthatha and Port St Johns through its budget allocations. In addition, SANRAL has also allocated funds for community development projects that are intended to benefit communities along the N2 route alignment in the Wild Coast area.

Finally, as of 2017/18 Government has allocated funding for the construction of the greenfields section of the N2 from Port St Johns to Port Edward (see table below). This demonstrates Government’s commitment to the successful delivery of this important project in the Eastern Cape. The Minister of Transport will soon table the proposed toll model for the operations and maintenance of the N2 Wild Coast to Cabinet.

R’000

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

a) Allocated to projects

967 509

811 955

1 952 682

1 397 479

b) The source is government grants.

19 February 2018 - NW148

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1) What are the (a) details and (b) levels of service providers and/or contractors from which (i) her department and (ii) the entities reporting to her procured services in the past five financial years; (2) what (a) service was provided by each service provider and/or contractor and (b) amount was each service provider and/or contractor paid; (3) (a) what is the total number of service providers that are black-owned entities, (b) what contract was each of the black-owned entities awarded and (c) what amount was each black-owned entity paid? NW155E

Reply:

Reply: DSD

1. (a) In the past five years, the Department of Social Development procured goods and services, which were processed in thousands of transactions. The goods and services are classified according to Standard Chart of Account based on their nature as well their type and the expenditure for goods and services is disclosed in the Annual Financial Statements and Annual report tabled in Parliament every year.

Goods and services are procured using the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act and Regulations. The Regulations prescribe the preference points that can be claimed in accordance with the BEE status level of the supplier.

With effect from 1 April 2016, National Treasury implemented an online central supplier database (CSD) where all suppliers and service providers registered and captured their details including their BBBEE status level etc. It has made it compulsory for government entities to use only suppliers registered on this database. The CSD maintains data on expenditure categories and supplier information. All suppliers’ details can be found on National Treasury supplier database (CSD).

2. (a) The goods and services referred to office accommodation, security, cleaning services, stationery, furniture and office equipment, professional services, catering and promotional material etc.

(b) The amount paid to suppliers and service provider depend on the size, nature and type of goods and services procured.

3. (a) The Department of Social Development, has been sourcing goods and services in terms of PPPFA Act No 5 of 2000. The Act provides the Preferential scoring model where all suppliers and services providers who submit their bid proposals were scored and evaluated against the said prescripts, and the award is made to the bidder who scores high preferential points for BBBEE and price.

(b) The Department of Social Development procured goods and services in line with the requirements of PPPFA Act where the BBBEE status of every bidder is considered in the preferential scoring model and as such suppliers were awarded accordingly.

(c) The amounts paid to suppliers and service providers depend on the size, nature and type of goods and services procured.

Reply: SASSA

1. (b) The goods and services procured in the past five years, runs in thousands of transactions. The goods and services are classified according to Standard Chart of Account based on their nature and type. Such expenditure is disclosed in the Annual Financial Statements and Annual report tabled in Parliament every year. Before April 2016, the Agency utilised Historically Disadvantages Individual (HDI) which was the procurement requirements at the time in the application and compliance to PPPFA and BEE. From 01 April 2016, National Treasury established an online central supplier database (CSD) where all suppliers and service providers registered and captured their details including their BBBEE status level etc. SASSA sourced goods and services from suppliers and service providers registered on CSD. All suppliers’ details can be found on National Treasury supplier database (CSD).

2. (a) The goods and services referred in the above paragraph amongst others would be office accommodation, security, cleaning services, stationery, furniture and office equipment, professional services, etc.

(b) The amount paid to suppliers and service provider vary depending on the size, nature and type of goods and services procured.

3. (a) SASSA, like any other government institutions, has been sourcing goods and services in terms of PPPFA Act No 5 of 2000. The Act provides the Preferential scoring model where all suppliers and services providers who submit their bid proposals were scored and evaluated against the said prescripts, and the award is made to the bidder who scores high preferential points for BBBEE and price. Goods and services are procured using the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act and Regulations. The Regulations prescribe the preference points that can be claimed in accordance with the BEE status level of the supplier. This approach is a scorecard approach rather than purely an ownership approach.

(b) All the goods and services procured by the Agency are procured in line with the requirements of PPPFA Act where the BBBEE status of every bidder is considered in the preferential scoring model and as such suppliers were awarded accordingly. The contracts range from cleaning, security etc.

(c) The amount paid to suppliers and service provider vary depending on the size, nature and type of goods and services procured.

Reply: NDA

1. What are the details including the ranks of service providers and/or contractors from which?

(b) the entities reporting to her procured services in the past five years;

The NDA has procured a range of services from cooperatives, NPOs, micro enterprises, SMMEs and big business. During the 5 year period NDA has used 3 362 service providers.

2. what (a) service was provided by each service provider and/or contractor?

The services ranged from catering, plumbing, training and capacitating CSO, IT services and procurement of office space. A detailed list of services per service provider is attached

and (b) amount was each service provider and/or contractor paid;

The NDA over the period has paid services providers amounts ranging from R100.00 to R46 000 000.00 depending on the service requested and quoted by the service provider.

(3) (a) how many of these service providers are black-owned entities?

The majority of service providers, whom we contract for less than R500 000 are black owned entities and BBBEE compliant. All the service providers for catering, CSOs training and capacity building, accommodation for training are black owned.

(b) what contract was each of the black-owned service providers awarded?

The total value of contracts given by the NDA to the different services providers over the five-year period is R848 452 586.19. The majority of these contracts have been given to black owned service providers.

(c) how much was each black-owned service provider paid?

The total value of these contracts ranged from R100.00 to R1 500 000.00 depending on the scope of work, the period and technical complexities of the services procured by the NDA. A list is attached for each contract given and paid.

19 February 2018 - NW4

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Transport

In view of the proposed 71,43% increase of the vehicle licensing transaction fee determined in terms of the Road Traffic Management Corporation Act, Act 20 of 1999, read with its Regulations, (a) what has he found to be the rationale for the unacceptable increase and (b) is he prepared to review this determination in light of the public outcry and representations that have been directed to him?

Reply:

a) The transaction fees were introduced in 2007 by the Minister of Finance concurring with a proposal by the Minister of Transport. The Minister of Finance approved and or indicated a fee structure that provided for a 5-year period ending March 2012 which was to be implemented as follows:

  • for the years 2007/08 the transaction fee would have been R30.00,
  • for the years 2008/09 -2009/10 R36.00; and
  • for the financial years 2010/11 – 2011/12 R42.00.

In 2009, the fee amount, as per the provisions of Section 48 of the Road Traffic Management Corporation Act, 1999 (Act No: 20 of 1999) (the “Act”) read with the Regulations was increased to a fee of R36.00 and brought into effect by publication by the First Amendment of the Regulations in the Government Gazette No. R. 930 on 23 September 2009. The significance of the regulation amendment, was that the Regulations was amended to provide that the Minister of Transport, may henceforth, increase the Transaction Fee amount annually by Notice in the Government Gazette.

Due to various operational and administrative reasons, the transaction fees were not increased in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. In February 2016 the fee amount was increased by R6 to R42, the same amount it should have been in 2010.

Therefore, over a period the Transactions Fees have not been optimally increased to keep abreast with the ever-rising costs associated with operations and personnel. The R30 increase in 2018, which brings the fees R72, is thus mainly informed by the already approved R6 per annum increase and in fact is less than what it would have been if the increase of R6 per annum was diligently implemented. If the increases had been diligently implemented annually, the fees would have been R96 in 2018

(b) There were no public representation received.

15 February 2018 - NW120

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Jooste, Ms K to ask the Minister of Public Works

Whether, with regard to the proposed offices of the Department of Labour in Tzaneen, Limpopo, the Department of Labour will be accommodated in the previous Land Bank building in Kew Street, Tzaneen; if not, (a) why not and (b) what other office options are available; if so, by which date?

Reply:

Yes, the Department of Labour in Tzaneen, Limpopo, will be accommodated in the previous Land Bank Building, in Kew Street, Tzaneen. It is anticipated that the property will be available for occupation on the first (01st) April 2018.

14 February 2018 - NW62

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What (a) qualifications does a police station commander of the SA Police Service need to be in possession of and (b) mandatory on-the-job training is offered to station commanders; (2) what number of new station commanders (a) were appointed in each province in each of the past three financial years, (b) failed to successfully complete any on-the-job training course provided to assist them in their duties, (c) were allowed to repeat the relevant training and (d) were dismissed from their position for failure to successfully complete the training?

Reply:

1a) The requirements for an appointment or promotion in the South African Police Service (SAPS) are uniform and are contained in Policies or National Instructions. No other specific educational qualifications are prescribed for an appointment as a station commander. In respect of the levels below the Senior Management Service, the requirements are, inter alia; at least a National Qualifications Framework (NQF) 4 (level of Grade 12) qualification, with four years service in a particular rank or a NQF 6 (Degree/Diploma) qualification with two years service in a particular rank. In respect of the Senior Management Service, the requirements are, inter alia; a NQF 6 qualification (Degree/Diploma) with at least three years experience in a particular rank.

1b) With regard to the mandatory on-the-job training which is offered to station commanders, there are mandatory station lectures that are to be conducted in the station environment, which are monitored at station, cluster and provincial level. In the Human Resource Development environment, as part of formal training, the Station Management Learning Programme is offered to station commanders, which is a formal station management training programme presented at SAPS Academy, Paarl. As part of this learning programme, learners also conduct practical service delivery inspections at selected stations, on which they are evaluated.

2a) The number of new Station Commanders appointed in each province for the past three financial years are as follows:

2014/2015 Financial Year

Eastern Cape: 2

Gauteng: 1

Limpopo: 3

Mpumalanga: 4

North West: 4

Northern Cape: 10

Western Cape: 5

KwaZulu-Natal: 10

Total: 39

2015/2016 Financial Year

Eastern Cape: 17

Free State: 13

Gauteng: 4

Limpopo: 1

Mpumalanga: 1

North West: 5

Western Cape: 3

KwaZulu-Natal: 8

Total: 52

2016/2017

Eastern Cape: 3

Free State: 4

Gauteng: 10

Limpopo: 2

Mpumalanga: 6

Northern Cape: 4

Western Cape: 7

KwaZulu-Natal: 1

Total: 37

2b) The table below contains the statistics, per year, of personnel declared competent and not yet competent, on the Station Management Learning Programme:

Year

Number declared competent

Number declared not yet competent

2014/2015

99

4

2015/2016

70

2

2016/2017

62

0

2017/2018

0

0

TOTAL

231

6

2c) No remedial training was presented for the six learners that were declared not yet competent, due to the fact that the learning programme was placed under review. The new Station Commissioners Learning Programme will be rolled out within the next six months and personnel who attended the former Station Management Learning Programme and were declared not yet competent will be called up, as a matter of priority to attend the new programme.

2d) The new Station Commanders were not dismissed from his or her position for failing to complete the Station Management Learning Programme.

 

14 February 2018 - NW61

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Police

What is the total cost related to the relocation of (a) staff members and (b)(i) samples and (ii) equipment from the Forensic Science Laboratory in Amanzimtoti to laboratories in other provinces due to flood damage?

Reply:

a) The Forensic Science Laboratory, in Amanzimtoti, which hosts the Biology and Chemistry Sections, was flooded on 10 October 2017. This resulted in damage to the property and the evacuation of staff. A total of 89 staff members have been affected and need to be relocated to other laboratories in the country. The cost relating to this incident, will depend on the actual cost and time taken to repair and refurbish the damaged laboratory, including the relocation costs to temporary facilities and the relocation of the services and staff members.

It is estimated that the monthly cost will be R1 428 000,00, if 50 analysts, excluding support members, are temporarily relocated to other forensic laboratories outside the province.

b) A total of 2 173 cases, with samples, will also have to be relocated for analysis at other laboratories, in other provinces. The estimated transport costs are R2 000,00.

c) No equipment will be relocated whilst the repair and refurbishment is done. There will be no cost incurred, in this regard.

 

14 February 2018 - NW69

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Rabotapi, Mr MW to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What number of disciplinary proceedings for noncompliance with the Domestic Violence Act, Act 116 of 1998, were instituted by the SA Police Service against its members (i) in the (aa) 2014-15, (bb) 2015-16 and (cc) 2016-17 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017 and (b) in each case, what was the (i) nature of the noncompliance and (ii) sanction imposed?

Reply:

(i)(aa)Reporting Period 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015

(a)Number of Disciplinary Proceedings Instituted

(b) (i)Nature of noncompliance

(b) (ii) Sanctions imposed

1473

During this period, there was no reporting on administrative and service noncompliance. It was only introduced during the period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.

Remedial after interview = 1 315

Verbal warning = 108

Written warning = 35

Finalised investigation = 5

  • Verbal warning = 1
  • Written waring = 1
  • Withdrawn = 3

Guilty = 2

Not guilty = 8

(i)(bb) Reporting Period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016

(a)Number of Disciplinary Proceedings instituted

(b)(i) Nature of noncompliance

(b)(ii)Sanctions imposed

932

During this period, there was no reporting on administrative and service noncompliance. It was only introduced during the period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.

Remedial after interview = 488

Verbal warning = 105

Written warning = 21

Finalised Investigation = 318

  • Corrective counselling = 153
  • Verbal warning = 32
  • Final written warning = 6
  • Withdrawn = 59
  • Exepmtion granted = 30
  • Not quilty = 4

(i)(cc) Reporting Period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017

(a) Number of Disciplinary Proceedings instituted

(b)(i) Nature of noncompliance

(b)(ii) Sanctions imposed

436

Administrative noncompliance = 419

Service noncompliance = 17

Remedial after interview = 193

Verbal Warning = 57

Written warning = 29

Finalised investigation = 118

  • Corrective counselling = 73
  • Final written warning = 3
  • Withdrawn = 7
  • Exepmtion granted = 34

Still under investigation = 1

Not quilty = 1

Application for exemption = 34

(ii) Reporting Period 1 April 2017 to 31 September 2017

(a)Number of Disciplinary Proceedings instituted

(b)(i) Nature of noncompliance

(b)(ii)Sanctions imposed

143

Administrative noncompliance =119

Service noncompliance =24

Remedial after interview = 164

Verbal warning = 29

Written warning = 15

Under investigation = 27

Not quilty = 1

Exemption = 3

Application for exemption = 2

Regulation 8 report = 1

14 February 2018 - NW115

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Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

Whether the acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications has received or is set to receive a performance bonus for 2017; if so, what (a) are the details of the bonus and (b) criteria is such a bonus measured against?

Reply:

The Acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications has not received a bonus for 2017. The 2017 financial year concludes in March 2018 and the Acting CEO’s annual assessment will determine whether he qualifies for a bonus or not.

14 February 2018 - NW63

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

What is the total number of detectives who were employed by the SA Police Service (a) in each province and (b) in the past five financial years?

Reply:

The number of detectives employed by the South African Police Service (SAPS), is as follows:

 

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

Eastern Cape

3 023

3 100

3 035

2 971

2 911

Free State

1 559

1 612

1 641

1 625

1 639

Gauteng

6 722

6 660

6 487

6 324

6 284

KwaZulu-Natal

4 430

4 341

4 127

3 964

3 875

Limpopo

1 593

1 639

1 571

1 532

1 521

Mpumalanga

1 634

1 624

1 578

1 574

1 570

North West

1 436

1 437

1 390

1 329

1 302

Northern Cape

902

879

896

870

878

Western Cape

3 525

3 402

3 255

3 226

3 233

TOTAL

24 824

24 694

23 980

23 415

23 213

14 February 2018 - NW206

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Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

(1)(a) What are the names of the heritage festivals that have received Lottery funding, (b) did they apply for such funding directly or via a conduit, (c) in which year were the grants awarded and (d) what was the amount of the grant in each case; (2) (a) which heritage festivals have received multiple grants, (b) in which year were the grants awarded and (c) what was the amount of each grant; (3) is a check done on nongovernmental organisations, especially those acting as conduits, to check whether people applying are office bearers of other nonprofit organisations that have received Lottery funding or have acted as a conduit?NW214E

Reply:

According to the information received from National Lotteries Commission:

1 (a) The Board had identified specific Flagship projects (below) to promote social cohesion in different provinces. This was done in line with the Department of Arts & Culture Priorities.

  • Cape Town Jazz Concert – Western Cape
  • MACUFE – Free State
  • Diamonds and Dorings – Northern Cape
  • Buyelekhaya / Grahamstown Arts Festival – Eastern Cape
  • Mapungubwe / Marula Festival - Limpopo
  • Joyous Celebration / Cohesion Project - Gauteng
  • Shaka Musical / SATMAS – Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • Trooper – Mpumalanga
  • Kgalakgadi / Kalahari – North West

(b) Yes, the projects applied directly for funding except the project below:

Mapungubwe – The assisting organization (conduit) was Matsila Community Development Trust.

(c) Refer to Annexure A

(d) Refer to Annexure A

2 (a) Refer to Annexure A

(b) Refer to Annexure A

(c) Refer to Annexure A

3 The NLC verifies the NPO registration of the applicant.

see the link for Annexure A:  http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW206-AnnexureA.pdf

14 February 2018 - NW66

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Groenewald, Mr HB to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What are the names of the stations that have been excluded from the proposed Firearm Amnesty, (b) in which provinces are the specified stations and (c) why were the stations excluded?

Reply:

(a) The following three police stations are excluded from the proposed firearms amnesty.

  • Isipingo.
  • Bellville South.
  • Kanyamazane.

(b) These police stations are situated in the following provinces respectively:

  • Isipingo KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Bellville South Western Cape.
  • Kanyamazane Mpumalanga.

(c) These police stations have been selected, based on the following reasons:

Firstly, the following number of firearms have been reported lost/stolen from the Exhibit Management Stores (SAPS 13 Stores) of the respective police stations, during the period 1 April 2016 to 31 October 2017:

Isipingo Police Station - 31firearms.

Bellville South Police Station - 18 firearms.

Kanyamazane Police Station - three firearms.

The reported losses/theft of firearms from the SAPS 13 Stores at these police stations have been tabled as a high risk.

Secondly, the criminal investigations pertaining to the losses/theft of firearms at these SAPS 13 Stores, are still pending and the conclusion thereof needs to be examined, in order to implement preventative measures.

Thirdly, it is in the interest of the firearms amnesty that there must not be any doubt with persons, who wish to participate in the surrendering of firearms during the amnesty period, that such firearms will not be safely kept in the SAPS 13 Stores at police stations.

Fourthly, allowing firearms to be surrendered at the above identified three police stations, may negatively influence the firearms amnesty, which may have a detrimental effect on the success of the amnesty.

It is still the ultimate view and wish of the South African Police Service that the above three police stations must not be excluded from the firearms amnesty but that additional safety measures be implemented at these police stations by the respective provincial commissioners and that an extreme tightened monitoring and auditing system be adopted at these police stations such as daily inspections from the office of the Cluster Commander.

14 February 2018 - NW68

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Esau, Mr S to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What number of murder cases were reported (i) in the (aa) 2014-15, (bb) 2015-16 and (cc) 2016-17 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017, (b) what are the latest statistics of female victims to date and (c) in how many of these cases did the murder occur at the hand of an intimate partner?

Reply:

(a)(i)(aa),(bb),(cc) and (ii),(b)

The following table reflects the total number of murder cases per financial year, involving female victims:

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

1 384

1 757

1 746

1 412

(c) The total number of cases, where the murder occurred at the hand of an intimate partner, is as follows:

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

436

608

534

291

14 February 2018 - NW65

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Selfe, Mr J to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the investigation into CAS 793/09/2014, which was handed over to a certain person (name and details furnished) in 2014 after receipt of a forensic report in terms of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Act 12 of 2004, has been completed; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date will it be completed; if so, on what date was the docket submitted to the National Prosecuting Authority for prosecution?

Reply:

(a)(b) The Honourable Member has, unfortunately, not provided sufficient information for this question to be answered. The Honourable Member is, therefore, requested to provide the name of the police station at which the case docket was registered.

14 February 2018 - NW64

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

(1)With reference to his reply to question 2180 on 11 October 2017, from which police station was each firearm (a) missing, (b) stolen and/or (c) lost; (2) (a) what number of SA Police Service (SAPS) members were (i) dismissed and/or (ii) otherwise disciplined for the loss of a firearm and (b) at which police stations were the SAPS members stationed (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017?

Reply:

(1) Attached as per Annexure A.

(2) Information for each of the past three financial years, is as follows:

(aa) and (bb): As per Annexure B.

2014/2015 financial year:

  1. Number of SA Police Service (SAPS) members dismissed: 6
  2. Number of SA Police Service (SAPS) members otherwise disciplined for the loss of firearm: 70.

2015/2016 financial year:

  1. Number of SA Police Service (SAPS) members dismissed: 0
  2. Number of SA Police Service (SAPS) members otherwise disciplined for the loss of firearm: 43.

2016/2017 financial year:

(i) Number of SA Police Service (SAPS) members dismissed: 2

(ii) Number of SA Police Service (SAPS) members otherwise disciplined for the loss of firearm: 72.

2017/2018 financial year:

(i) Number of SA Police Service (SAPS) members dismissed: 1

(ii) Number of SA Police Service (SAPS) members otherwise disciplined for the loss of firearm: 52.

*Please note that one member may have more than one sanction, therefore, the total number of outcomes will not always correspond with the total number of disciplinary hearings finalised.

Response to question 64 recommended/not recommended

 

Original signed GENERAL

NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

KJ SITOLE (SOEG)

Date: 10 January 2018

Response to question 64 approved/not approved

MINISTER OF POLICE

FA MBALULA, MP

Date:

QUESTION 3904

ANNEXURE B

(aa) and (bb) Financial

year

2014/2015 FINANCIAL YEAR

(b) POLICE

STATION

(a)(i)

(a)(ii)

 

Dismissed

Written warning

Final

Written

warning

Suspended

Sanction

Suspended

dismissal

Suspended

Without

salary

Counselling

Fine

Not guilty

Service

termination

Withdrawn

EASTERN CAPE

PE POPS

       

1

 

1

       

Ntabankulu

               

1

   

Vulindlela

       

1

   

2

     

Bell

       

1

           

East London

               

1

   

KwaZakele

       

1

           

Tabankulu

             

1

1

   

Maluti

               

1

   

ENgcobo

               

3

   

Bethelsdorp

               

1

   

New Brighton

               

1

   

Humewood

             

1

     

Fort Beaufort

1

                   

Swartkops

       

1

           

Sterkstroom

         

1

         

FREE STATE

Clarens

       

1

           

GAUTENG

Tokoza

             

1

     

Dube

1

                   

Germiston

       

2

   

1

     

Rabie Ridge

       

1

           

Tembisa

1

                   

Alexandra

       

1

           

KWAZULU-NATAL

KwaDabeka

               

2

   

Point

       

1

   

1

     

Amanzimtoti

       

1

   

1

     

Nzuze

                   

1

Malmesbury

 

1

                 

Umkomaas

       

1

   

1

     

Ladysmith

                   

1

Msinsini

       

1

   

1

     

WESTERN CAPE

Kraaifontein

               

1

   

Khayelitsha

                   

1

Mfuleni

1

                   

Mmalmesbury

               

1

   

Maitlands

               

1

   

Harare

               

1

   

Lingelethu West

       

1

   

1

     

Claremont

               

1

   

lwandle

   

1

               

KwaNonqaba

             

1

     

Atlantis

       

1

           

Woodstock

       

1

           

Table View

               

2

   

Mowbray

   

1

               

Lentegeur

                   

1

Bellville

   

1

               

MPUMALANGA

Leslie

 

1

         

1

     

Sabie

               

1

   

NORTH WEST

Skilpadhek Border Post

             

1

     

NORTHERN CAPE

Hanover

       

1

           

Campbell

       

1

           

HEAD OFFICE

PHQ - HRD

             

1

     

DPCI

   

1

 

2

   

1

     

PSS

     

1

4

   

1

     

VISPOL

   

1

       

1

     

CR & FSS

1

                   

CRIME INTEL

1

     

2

   

2

1

   

Grand Total

6

2

5

1

27

1

1

20

20

0

4

QUESTION 3904

ANNEXURE B

(aa) and (bb)

Financial

year

2015/2016 FINANCIAL YEAR

(b) POLICE

STATION

(a)(i)

(a)(ii)

 

Dismissed

Written warning

Final

Written

warning

Suspended

Sanction

Suspended

dismissal

Suspended

Without

salary

Counselling

Fine

Not guilty

Service

termination

Withdrawn

EASTERN CAPE

Alice Detectives

       

1

           

Cradock

   

1

               

Dalisile

             

1

     

Eliot

       

1

           

Eliotdale

               

1

   

Maclear

   

1

         

1

   

New Brighton

       

1

 

1

1

     

Tsolo

       

1

   

1

     

Bethelsdorp

               

2

   

KWAZULU-NATAL

KwaDukuza

       

1

   

1

     

Pinetown

                   

1

Bhekithemba

                   

1

Maphumulo

       

1

           

POPS

   

1

               

WESTERN CAPE

Bishop Lavis

 

1

   

1

           

MPUMALANGA

Komatipoort SAPS

             

1

     

Tweefontein SAPS

             

1

     

NORTH WEST

PC Crime Preven-tion

               

1

   

Ottosdal

       

1

           

Bloemhof

               

1

   

Sannieshof

                   

1

Wolmaransstad

       

1

           

Atamelang

       

1

           

NORTHERN CAPE

Kimberley

   

1

 

1

           

Pella

             

1

     

HEAD OFFICE

DPCI

             

1

     

Forensic Services

   

1

 

3

           

Crime Intelligence

       

1

           

PSS

       

4

   

2

   

1

ORS

               

1

   

Grand Total

0

1

5

0

19

0

1

10

7

0

4

QUESTION 3904

ANNEXURE B

(aa) and (bb) Financial

year

2016/2017 FINANCIAL YEAR

(b) POLICE

STATION

(a)(i)

(a)(ii)

 

Dismissed

Written warning

Final

Written

warning

Suspended

Sanction

Suspended

dismissal

Suspended

Without

salary

Counselling

Fine

Not guilty

Service

termination

Withdrawn

EASTERN CAPE

Msobomvu

1

                   

Sterkspruit

 

1

                 

Mqanduli

       

2

     

2

   

Matatiele

               

1

   

Kwaaiman

             

1

     

Komga

 

1

                 

Flagstaff

                 

1

 

Nemato

   

1

               

Macleantown

             

1

     

Buffalo Flats

   

1

         

2

   

Thornhill (Ciskei)

     

1

             

Bethelsdorp

   

1

 

2

   

1

     

KwaNobuhle

             

1

     

Port Elizabeth Sea Port

             

1

     

BityI

             

1

     

Centane

       

1

     

1

   

Mdantsane

       

1

           

Barkley East

               

1

   

Zele

               

2

   

Mount Fletcher

               

1

   

FREE STATE

Tierpoort

 

1

                 

Paul Roux

               

1

   

LIMPOPO

Giyani

               

1

   

KWAZULU-NATAL

Margate

   

1

       

1

     

Pinetown

       

1

   

1

2

   

Creighton

         

1

         

Msinsini

   

1

       

1

     

WESTERN CAPE

Bellville

               

1

   

Lwandle

       

1

           

Gugulethu

       

1

           

MPUMALANGA

Kanyamazane SAPS

             

1

     

Tonga

 

1

                 

Delmas

   

1

       

1

     

Vosman

   

1

       

1

     

Acornhoek SAPS

             

1

     

Standerton SAPS

       

1

           

NORTH WEST

Zeerust

       

1

           

Bray

       

2

           

Orkney

       

1

           

Klerksdorp

       

1

   

1

     

Lehurutshe

1

                   

Vosterhoop

       

1

           

NORTHERN CAPE

Springbok

             

1

     

HEAD OFFICE

VISPOL

               

1

   

CI

       

1

 

1

1

2

   

FSS

       

1

   

1

     

DPCI

             

1

     

PSS

   

3

 

3

   

1

     

SCM

 

3

                 

PM

   

1

       

1

     

Grand Total

2

7

11

1

21

1

1

20

18

1

0

QUESTION 3904

ANNEXURE B

(aa) and (bb) Financial

year

2017/2018 FINANCIAL YEAR

(b) POLICE

STATION

(a)(i)

(a)(ii)

 

Dismissed

Verbal warning

Final

Written

warning

No steps taken

Suspended

dismissal

Suspended

Without

salary

Withdrawn

Fine

Not guilty

Service

termination

Pending

EASTERN CAPE

Mount Road (TRT)

                   

1

Bethelsdorp

                   

1

Elliot (K-9)

                   

1

Mqanduli

                   

1

Cambridge

                   

1

FREE STATE

POP Bloemfontein

     

1

   

1

       

GAUTENG

Norkem Park

                   

3

Lenasia South

             

1

     

Jeppe

   

1

               

JHB POPS

1

                   

Sebokeng

                   

1

Randburg

                   

2

KWAZULU-NATAL

Dannhauser

                   

2

New Castle

         

1

         

Durban POPS

               

1

   

WESTERN CAPE

Kuilsriver

         

1

         

MPUMALANGA

Witbank

     

1

           

1

Kabokweni

                 

1

 

Vosman

         

1

         

Pienaar TERT

                   

1

NORTH WEST

Rustenburg

 

1

                 

Marikana

     

1

             

NORTHERN CAPE

Jan Kempdorp

                   

1

HEAD OFFICE

ORS

                   

3

PM

                   

1

SCM

                   

1

PSS

                   

1

VISPOL

     

1

         

1

2

Grand Total

1

1

1

4

1

3

1

1

1

2

39

14 February 2018 - NW60

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Whether his department purchased the land on which the forensic services facility in Pinetown is to be built; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what date and (b) at what cost; (2) (a) on what date will the (i) planning and (ii) building of the specified facility in Pinetown begin and (b) what is the projected date of completion?

Reply:

(1)(a)(b) The land belongs to the State.

(2)(a)(i) Planning will commence in the 2018019 financial year and takes approximately 18 months.

(2)(a)(ii) The construction will commence in the second half of the 2019/2020, financial year.

(2)(b) Only once the planning phase (design, specifications, etc.) of such a specialised facility is concluded, will a projected date of completion be known.

 

14 February 2018 - NW59

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Kohler-Barnard, Ms D to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What total number of SA Police Service members were retained after retirement age in terms of section 45(6) of the SA Police Service Act, Act 68 of 1995, in each of the past five financial years and (b) what was the (i) name, (ii) rank, (iii) date of retirement (iv) date of early retirement and (v) reason given in each case?

Reply:

(a)(b)(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)

No National Commissioners or Provincial Commissioners were retained in terms of section 45(6) of the SAPS Act, Act 68 of 1995, in each of the past five financial years.

 

14 February 2018 - NW116

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Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

(a)(i) What are the names of all organisations that acted as a conduit since the amendment in 2015 to the Lotteries Act, Act 57 of 1997, (ii) in what year did the organisations act as a conduit and (iii) what was the size of the grant, (b) what was their fee for acting as a conduit, (c) what are the names of the organisations that received the grants, (d) when were they awarded the grants and (e) for what purpose was the grant intended?

Reply:

Refer to Annexure A.

14 February 2018 - NW70

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Rabotapi, Mr MW to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What number of domestic violence incidents did the SA Police Service attend to in each province (i) in the (aa) 2014-15, (bb) 2015-16 and (cc) 2016-17 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017 and (b) in each case, in what number of instances were (i) protection order applications opened and/or (ii) arrests made?

Reply:

(i)(aa) Reporting Period April 2014 to March 2015

Province

(a)

Number of incidents

(b)(i) Protection order applications opened

(b) (ii) Arrests

Eastern Cape

18213

SAPS does not have record of Applications for Protection Orders. Applications are done at the Court

1254

Free State

21377

 

645

Gauteng

18098

 

1590

KwaZulu-Natal

16735

 

1408

Limpopo

12549

 

503

Mpumalanga

8460

 

237

North West

9362

 

493

Northern Cape

1130

 

208

Western Cape

77661

 

3703

Total

183585

 

10041

(i)(bb) Reporting Period April 2015 to March 2016

Province

(a) Number of incidents

(b)(i) Protection order applications opened

(b)(ii) Arrests

Eastern Cape

22652

SAPS does not have record of Applications for Protection Orders. Applications are done at the Court

1792

Free State

24162

 

1021

Gauteng

52919

 

2010

KwaZulu-Natal

18673

 

1956

Limpopo

6687

 

599

Mpumalanga

9757

 

304

North West

9986

 

654

Northern Cape

1877

 

364

Western Cape

70004

 

4435

Total

216717

 

13135

(i)(cc) Reporting Period April 2016 to March 2017

Province

(a) Number of incidents

(b)(i) Protection order applications opened

(b)(ii) Arrests

Eastern Cape

25954

SAPS does not have record of Applications for Protection Orders. Applications are done at the Court

1852

Free State

21850

 

1040

Gauteng

55740

 

2127

KwaZulu-Natal

17523

 

1672

Limpopo

10721

 

848

Mpumalanga

4928

 

360

North West

9772

 

798

Northern Cape

2355

 

489

Western Cape

65844

 

5478

Total

214687

 

14664

(ii) Reporting Period 1 April 2017 to 31 December 2017

Province

(a) Number of incidents

(b)(i) Protection order applications opened

(b)(ii) Arrests

Eastern Cape

13729

SAPS does not have record of Applications for Protection Orders. Applications are done at the Court

483

Free State

14004

 

197

Gauteng

37907

 

600

KwaZulu-Natal

14010

 

375

Limpopo

10601

 

202

Mpumalanga

3229

 

87

North West

5605

 

171

Northern Cape

1893

 

101

Western Cape

35044

 

1376

Total

136022

 

3492

09 February 2018 - NW154

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entity reporting to her own land; if so, in each case, (i) where is each plot of land located, (ii) what is the size of each specified plot and (iii) what is each plot currently being used for?

Reply:

1. The Department of Defence is the custodian of the Defence Endowment Property Portfolio with the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans appointed as the trustee with ultimate ownership responsibility for all endowment property. The Department of Defence report on and disclose this portfolio in the Annual Financial Statements. Questions regarding land are responded by means of Immovable Asset Register (attached [3 pages])

08 February 2018 - NW41

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether a certain company (Irabha Umbhilo Ltd) has been paid within 30 days after it had delivered the supplies; if not, what are the reasons that payment has not been made within 30 days; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

National Treasury requires the following detailed information in respect of the alleged company:

a) The name of the state organ that procures the services or goods from the company.

b) The nature of services or goods procured from the company

c) The timeframes that these goods/ services were procured.

d) The evidence that the goods/ services were received by the state.

02 January 2018 - NW3047

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether, with reference to her reply to oral question 164 on 9 September 2017, her department has followed up on the promised 7 000 full-time jobs; if not, why not; if so, (a) have the 7 000 permanent jobs been created and (b) where have the specified jobs been created?

Reply:

Yes, follow-up has been made with the Department of Labour, which is the custodian of data on the number of jobs created, as such, this Department is in a better position to provide details on the number of jobs been created.

02 January 2018 - NW3798

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) What were the reasons for suspending a certain official (details furnished) in her department, (b) what is the total cost of legal fees related to the suspension and (c) who is liable for the payment of the legal fees?

Reply:

(a) I have no knowledge of the reasons for the suspension of the relevant official in the Department, as I was not involved in the matter. (b) audited figures are still being awaited to date, (c) The matter was work related, as such, relevant department has shouldered the legal fees

02 January 2018 - NW3991

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Kalyan, Ms SV to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) Which of the 52 countries of the Commonwealth require South Africans to apply for a visa on entry, (b) what are the reasons of a lack of visa reciprocity, if any and (c) what actions are being taken to address this?

Reply:

a) Out of 52 Commonwealth countries, 22 countries require of South African diplomatic and official passport holders to apply for visas. These countries are: Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Canada, Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago, Cyprus, Malta, Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. In so far as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is concerned, diplomatic passport holders do not require visas, but official passport holders do require visas.

Ordinary South African passport holders require visas to travel to the following Commonwealth countries: Cameroon, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Canada, Cyprus, Malta, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu.

b) In respect of all the countries which require of South African passport holders to be in possession of visas, South Africa reciprocates by requiring visas from their citizens as well, with the exception of Australia, Canada and ordinary passport holders of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. All Australian and Canadian passport holders are exempt from visa requirements, but diplomatic and official passport holders of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland require visas to enter South Africa. Australian, Canadian and United Kingdom passport holders were granted exemption from visa requirements by means of a Cabinet decision dated 4 February 1993. When the authorities of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland imposed visa requirements on all South African passport holders, South Africa reciprocated by imposing visa requirements on that country’s diplomatic and official passport holders. South Africa was later granted a visa exemption for diplomatic passport holders. However, South Africa did not reciprocate by granting the same privileges to British diplomatic passport holders.

c) Former Home Affairs Minister, Mr M K N Gigba, MP, established an inter-departmental task team, with the Department of Home Affairs as the lead department, to review all visa agreements, with a reciprocity approach to be the main objective.

02 January 2018 - NW3795

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What specifically was irregular about the expenditure of R146 million on her department’s security contract?

Reply:

The security contract (DHA07-2014) was held to be irregular because of the following:

1. Non-adherence to the Supply Chain Management (SCM) administrative procedures

  • The tender was advertised for a period shorter (18 days) than the prescribed period without a clear approval to deviate from the SCM policy.
  • Bidders were disqualified for non-submission of bid requirements which are deemed to be administrative in nature e.g. non- submission of a valid tax clearance certificate.
  • There were inconsistencies in the verification of compliance with bid requirements.

2. Bid Evaluation process

  • One of the bid evaluation criteria was a site inspection to determine the adequacy of the infrastructure and resources. However, the Bid Evaluation Committee (BEC) changed the criterion and evaluated on the bid documents submitted by the bidders.
  • The introduction of the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PRISA) requirements which were not communicated to bidders and resulted in the disqualification of some bidders unfairly prejudiced other bidders.
  • The BEC was not consistent during the evaluation specifically on the site inspection in that not all BEC members visited the sites. However, all members scored the bidders on the site visits based on the outcomes of those members who conducted the site visit.
  • The functional evaluation score sheets were apparently discussed and agreed upon contrary to the National Treasury SCM Guide for Accounting Officers that requires individual assessment without discussing any aspect of the bid with any of the other members prior to the award of an individual score.
  • Scoresheets and B-BBEE score were not captured correctly as they differed to what was captured on the BEC report.

3. Bid Adjudication process

  • There is no evidence to substantiate that a quorum of 60% was met before the Bid Adjudication Committee convened to adjudicate the bid.

02 January 2018 - NW4016

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether a representative of Alexkor Pooling and Sharing Joint Venture in the Rictersveld is permitted at diamond sales; if not, why not; (2) what is the reason that the specified company does not provide the original brokers note to contractors when diamond sales occur? NW4562E

Reply:

(1)

a) Alexkor / Richtersveld Mining Company Joint Venture (RMC JV) are represented at each sale by a member of management and also the appointed authorized representative as required by law. We have on several occasions taken representatives of the contractors to the Tender House.

During 2014 the following contractors were invited to Tender House:

(i) Joseph Klaase - IMJV Mining;

(ii) George Nikolaai - IMJV Mining;

(iii) Jaco van Niekerk - Astrostone; and

(iv) Gielie Lamprecht – Ambicor.

During 2017 the following Contractors were invited to Tender House:

(i) Anita Panizza – Abutti;

(ii) Kobus Kriel – Nxanthathu;

(iii) Josepf Klaasse – Rabsol;

(iv) Jaco van Niekerk - Ambicor;

(v) Wayne Cooke - Malakaza Diamonds;

(vi) Auburm Malakaza – Malakaza Diamonds;

(vii) Elsa Kriel – Nxanthatu ;

(viii) Willie Vries – Community Elected Director/RMC;

(ix) Ryno Thomas – Community Elected Director/RMC;

(x) Brian Koopman/Community Elected Director/RMC;

(xi) Dennis Farmer – Community Elected Director/RMC;

(xii) Henning Louw / Richtersveld Mining Company – Liani Investments; and

(xiii) Shauwn Uys – Richtersveld Mining Company/ North Bound Diamonds.

(xiv) The community elective representatives of the RMC and of the Richtersveld Mining Contractors had also been at the Tender House.

(2)

(a) The After Sales Reports are sent to the Alexkor / RMC JV which is the basis for compiling the Broker notes for each individual contractor based on their respective production that was sold.

(b) These Broker Notes are given to each contractor and all information relating to the diamond sales, proceeds from the sales if of a confidential nature relating to the specific contract holder only.

 

   

Remarks:

   

Reply: Approved / Not Approved

       

Mr Mogokare Richard Seleke

   

Ms Lynne Brown, MP

   

Director-General

   

Minister of Public Enterprises

Date:

   

Date:

02 January 2018 - NW4014

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) are the details of the obligations of Alexkor Pooling and Sharing Joint Venture towards rehabilitation in the Richtersveld region in the Northern Cape, (b) amount has Alexkor Pooling and Sharing Joint Venture set aside for the rehabilitation of the mining area and (c) rehabilitation has Alexkor Pooling and Sharing Joint Venture completed to date including (i) maps with markings and (ii) costs of the rehabilitation done in each case?

Reply:

(a)

The need for rehabilitation derives from both the legal framework calling for rehabilitation as well as the need to protect natural resources with acknowledgement of this need contained in the undertaking.

 

(ii) Concurrent Rehabilitation: The PSJV is responsible to rehabilitate disturbances stemming from their mining / prospecting activities. When the mining moves to a new block they must have rehabilitated the mined-out block or make provisions for the block to be rehabilitated whilst preparing the new block to be mined.

(iii) Current mining activities go hand in hand with historically mined out areas therefore whilst mining, the operations do concurrent rehabilitation.

 

 

(b)

(i) Land Mining:

An existing financial guarantee (Guarantee number: G0657/523079/GLO) sits with First Rand Bank. The guarantee amount has increased during the financial year 2017/18 from R1 935 524.00 to R2 704 759.00

 

 

(ii) Marine Mining:

DMR requested that the marine mining rights quantum be recalculated. The PSJV completed the task and submitted the recalculation to the DMR. Feedback from the DMR is pending.

 

 

(c)

(i) maps with markings

 

See the link:

 

 

(ii)

 

 

Alexkor RMC JV: Rehabilitation status

Mining Area

Rehabilitation Cost

Rehabilitation Completed

Port Nolloth Reserve

N/A

Done

Port Nolloth Reserve

N/A

Done

Port Nolloth Reserve

R 57 674

Still in progress

Muisvlak

N/A

Done

Muisvlak

N/A

Done

Muisvlak

N/A

Done

Langpan

N/A

Done

Langpan

N/A

Done

Langpan

N/A

Done

Langpan

N/A

Done

Cliffs / Perdevlei

N/A

Done

Holgat South

R 15 271

Still in progress

Gifkop

N/A

Done

Peacock Bay

N/A

Done

Cape Voltas

N/A

Done

Cape Voltas

N/A

Done

Alexander Bay

N/A

Done

Alexander Bay

N/A

Done

Witvoorkop

N/A

Done

     

Note:

   

N/A = Concurrent rehabilitation implemented

Still in progress = Rehabilitation being conducted

     

 

 

   

 

 

 

Remarks:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reply: Approved / Not Approved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Mogokare Richard Seleke

 

Ms Lynne Brown, MP

 

 

Director-General

 

 

Minister of Public Enterprises

 

Date:

 

 

Date:

               

 

02 January 2018 - NW3581

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What is the total number of supplier invoices that currently remain unpaid by (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her for more than (aa) 30 days, (bb) 60 days, (cc) 90 days and (dd) 120 days and (b) what is the total amount outstanding in each case?

Reply:

DPE RESPONSE

(a)(i) The Department does not have supplier invoices which currently remain unpaid for more than:

(aa) 30 days

(bb) 60 days

(cc) 90 days

(dd) 120 days

b) Not applicable

ALEXKOR SOC LIMITED

(a)

(i)

Not applicable

 

(ii)

 

QTY:

AMOUNT:

   

(aa) 30 days

7

R 529 429

   

(bb) 60 days

5

R 206 612

   

(cc) 90 days

5

R 113 390

   

(dd) 120 days

5

R 147 946

(b)

T O T A L :

22

R 997 376

DENEL SOC LIMITED

(a)

(i)

Not applicable

 

(ii)

 

QTY:

AMOUNT:

   

(aa) 30 days

718

R 266 000 000

   

(bb) 60 days

427

R 86 000 000

   

(cc) 90 days

246

R 185 000 000

   

(dd) 120 days

166

R 151 000 000

(b)

T O T A L :

1557

R 688 000 000

Please note that -

  • At least 30% (THIRTY PERCENTILE) of creditors are common throughout the Group; and
  • The same supplier may be listed for each category of ageing as they deliver at different stages.

ESKOM SOC LIMITED

a) As at 30 September 2017, the total number of supplier invoices that remain update at Eskom is 1337.

(aa)

183

(bb)

120

(cc)

21

(dd)

1 013

(b)

The total amount outstanding is R102 305 436.72

30 Days: R81 545 467.01
60 Days: R8 284 987.34
90 Days: R4 289 571.61
120 Days: R8 185 410.76

SAFCOL SOC LIMITED

(a)

(i)

Not applicable

 

(ii)

The South African Forestry Company Limited is not in a position to provide a calculation of the number of invoices as the ERP system does not allow for information to be extrapolated in the requested format. Information relating to all outstanding supplier amounts as per the audited financial statements for the financial year ended 31 March 2017 is provided below:

     

QTY:

AMOUNT:

   

(aa) 30 days

n/a

R 875 683.93

   

(bb) 60 days

n/a

R 646 851.46

   

(cc) 90 days

n/a

R 464 605.88

   

(dd) 120 days

n/a

R 2 356 445.35

(b)

T O T A L :

 

R 4 343 586.62

 

SAX SOC LIMITED

TRANSNET SOC LIMITED

   

Reply (with reference to Transnet):

As at 5 November 2017

 

30 days

60 days

90 days

>120 days

Total unpaid invoices including current

           

No. of supplier invoices

54 891

751

180

2 325

58 347

Amount outstanding

R658 025 238

R15 399 168

R10 811 135

R44 023 340

R728 258 882

Note:

  • Payments are made without unnecessary delays in line with Transnet’s procurement Procedures Manual. To this end Transnet must pay suppliers within 30 days of submission of an undisputed invoice.
  • Where a supplier is providing goods or serviced for an extended period of time, it is agreed that payments will be effected within 30 days of submission of a supplier statement.
  • Invoices more than 30 days relate to invoices to be paid within the 30 days of supplier statement date, but after the 30 days of the date on the invoice.
   

Remarks:

   

Reply: Approved / Not Approved

       

Mr Mogokare Richard Seleke

 

Ms Lynne Brown, MP

   

Director-General

   

Minister of Public Enterprises

Date:

   

Date:

02 January 2018 - NW4015

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

On what date was a certain company, namely Scarlet Skye Investment appointed by Alexkor Pooling and Sharing Joint Venture in the Richtersveld; (2) was a tender process followed; if not, (a) why not and (b) what are the conditions of the appointment? NW4561E

Reply:

(1)

Scarlet Skye Investment (SSI) was appointed on 01 March 2015

(2)

Yes

 

(a)

Not applicable

 

(b)

Scarlet Skye Investment (SSI) were appointed with the following conditions:

i) To conduct tender of diamonds over 8 (EIGHT) sales cycle per annum;

ii) Marketing of diamonds;

iii) Valuation of diamonds s;

iv) Agree on reserve price of diamonds with the Pooling and Sharing Joint Venture (PSJV) once the Diamonds are Valued;

v) Prepare supply of diamonds for obligatory 10% (TEN PERCENT) sample for the State Diamond Trader and oversee the process of such sale with the authorized representative of the PSJV; Beneficiate 5% (FIVE PERCENT) by value of the diamonds s;

vi) Prepare the remaining 85% (EIGHTY FIVE PERCENT) of diamonds supply for Sale on Tender; and

vii) 1.5% (ONE POINT FIVE PERCENT) Commission is paid to SSI.

 

   

Remarks:

   

Reply: Approved / Not Approved

       

Mr Mogokare Richard Seleke

 

Ms Lynne Brown, MP

   

Director-General

   

Minister of Public Enterprises

Date:

   

Date:

02 January 2018 - NW3352

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether (a) she or (b) her Deputy Minister made use of a chartered private jet during the period 1 January 2013 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, what (i) were the reasons for using a chartered private jet, (ii) was the travel route in each case and (iii) did the use of the jet cost the department in each case?

Reply:

(a) Yes, details thereof have been covered in the Annual Report of the Department of Home Affairs tabled in Parliament. (b) No. The Deputy Minister has not made use of a chartered private jet

02 January 2018 - NW3683

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether (a) Transnet and/or (b) Denel SOC Ltd (i) concluded any contracts with and/or (ii) made any payments to certain companies (names furnished) since 1 April 2009; if so, in each case, what are the details of the (aa) contracts conclude and/or payments made, (bb) amounts of each contract and/or payment and (cc) authorizing person(s)?

Reply:

DENEL SOC LIMITED

(a)

Not applicable

(bb)

(i) and (ii)

 

DETAILS OF THE CONTRACTS CONCLUDED and/or

PAYMENTS MADE

(aaa)

AMOUNTS OF EACH CONTRACT and/or PAYMENT

(bbb)

AUTHORISING PERSON(S)

(ccc)

 

Appointment of Regiments Capital as capital raising advisors in 2012

  1. Contract Amount:

R 300 000 000

  1. Capital Raised:

R 290 000 000

  1. Fees Paid:

R 2 900 000

Mr Riaz Saloojee as Group CEO

 

Appointment of Regiments Capital as facilitators of African Trade in 2013

2% would be charged for any acceptable finance or funding solution on Africa transactions. No payments have been made.

Mr Zwelakhe Ntshepe as Group Executive: Business Development

 

Conclusion of a Fund Raising Contract with Regiments in 2015

  1. Contract Amount:

R1 000 000 000

  1. Capital Raised:

R 400 000 000

  1. Fees Paid:

R 4 000 000

Mr Zwelakhe Ntshepe as Acting Group CEO

TRANSNET SOC LIMITED

Reply (with reference to Transnet):

PQ 3683 reference

 

(aa)

(bb)

 

Trillian Capital Partners

Regiments Capital

(1) (a) (i)

Whether we concluded any contracts with?

No

Yes

(1) (a) (ii)

Made any payments to?

Yes

Yes

(aaa)

What are the details of the contracts concluded and/or payments made?

Ceeded Contracts

  • General Freight Business


By way of a letter issued by Regiments to Transnet on 15 March 2106, Regiments authorised Trillian to execute the work and services relating to this contract on its behalf w.e.f. 1 March 2016.

Direct Contracts

  • General Freight Business -
    Contracted Regiments Capital for the Provision of Professional Services to support Transnet SOC Ltd in increasing General Freight Business with a breakthrough to reach planned volumes for financial years 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 for R375 million

    Contract period was from May 2015 to May 2017 but was terminated early in November 2016 by the Board of Directors.

Ceeded Contracts

  • Transaction Advisory Servises

Cession from McKinsey Inc with effect from April- 2014. Cession between McKinsey Inc and Regiments Capital whereby McKinsey handed over all rights, obligations and deliverables over to Regiments, now recognising Regiments as the principal lead for the contract in its entirety.

Subcontractor to a Transnet supplier

  • Regiments was a sub-contractor to Mckinsey and a number of contracts that Transnet had with Mckinsey

PQ 3683 reference

 

(aa)

(bb)

 

Trillian Capital Partners

Regiments Capital

(bbb)

Amounts of each contract and/or payment

R67m

R55984m

(ccc)

Authorising person(s)?

The transactions were approved following the approved Transnet policies and processes and in terms of the Transnet approved Delegation of Authority.

Depending on the Delegation of Authority:

  1. Acquisition Disposal Committee or
  1. Group Chief Executive

 

   

Remarks:

   

Reply: Approved / Not Approved

       

Mr Mogokare Richard Seleke

 

Ms Lynne Brown, MP

   

Director-General

   

Minister of Public Enterprises

Date:

   

Date:

02 January 2018 - NW3883

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van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)(a) What percentage of the annual budget allocated to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has been transferred by her department to the specified entity as at 30 September 2017, (b) what is the total amount that NSFAS committed to pay to each technical vocational education and training (TVET) college for the 2017 academic year, (c) what amount has been transferred from NSFAS to each specified TVET college during the period 1 January 2017 to 31 October 2017 and (d) what amounts were still due to the TVET colleges for the 2017 academic year as at the latest specified date for which information is available; (2) Whether her department has any plan in place to improve the transfer of funds from NSFAS to TVET colleges in the future; if so, (a) at what stage of the academic year can TVET colleges expect to receive the full amounts due to them in the future and (b) what funding options are available to TVET colleges to assist poor students during the interim period until the funds due to them have been transferred?

Reply:

1. (a) and (b) The total amount transferred to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) amounted to R12.5 billion including administration fees that represents 100% of the funds budgeted to NSFAS.

(c) and (d) Amounts transferred to TVET colleges and balances remaining as 28 November 2017 are reflected below:

Institution

2017 Commitment

2017 Paid up to October 2017

2017 Balance remaining

1. Boland College

R 37 886 000

R 18 606 294

R 19 279 706

2. Buffalo City College

R 35 041 000

R 26 241 784

R 8 799 216

3. Capricorn College

R 79 211 000

R 58 985 122

R 20 225 878

4. Central Johannesburg College

R 56 809 000

R 17 265 929

R 39 543 071

5. Coastal KZN

R 85 901 000

R 58 192 667

R 27 708 333

6. College of Cape Town

R 50 324 000

R 22 835 461

R 27 488 539

7. Eastcape Midlands College

R 39 303 000

R 17 853 781

R 21 449 219

8. Ehlanzeni College

R 41 150 000

R 18 658 753

R 22 491 247

9. Ekurhuleni East College

R 57 383 000

R 37 518 758

R 19 864 242

10. Ekurhuleni West College

R 80 076 000

R 43 276 018

R 36 799 982

11. Elangeni College

R 62 893 000

R 33 792 149

R 29 100 851

12. Esayidi College

R 59 735 000

R 32 380 987

R 27 354 013

13. False Bay College

R 34 619 000

R 20 107 445

R 14 511 555

14. Flavius Mareka College

R 22 341 000

R 9 386 075

R 12 954 925

15. Gert Sibande College

R 55 566 000

R 38 860 100

R 16 705 900

16. Goldfields College

R 26 821 000

R 8 138 318

R 18 682 682

17. Ikhala College

R 24 597 000

R 11 153 074

R 13 443 926

18. Ingwe College

R 38 844 000

R 34 344 848

R 4 499 152

19. King Hintsa College

R 22 870 000

R 15 157 108

R 7 712 892

20. King Sabata Dalindyebo College

R 40 238 000

R 23 886 430

R 16 351 570

21. Lephalale College

R 16 016 000

R 4 859 924

R 11 156 076

22. Letaba College

R 32 395 000

R 16 248 024

R 16 146 976

23. Lovedale College

R 21 511 000

R 9 753 808

R 11 757 192

24. Majuba College

R 96 293 000

R 47 792 588

R 48 500 412

25. Maluti College

R 43 511 000

R 31 553 239

R 11 957 761

26. Mnambithi College

R 39 398 000

R 19 877 833

R 19 520 167

27. Mopani South East College

R 40 305 000

R 25 832 364

R 14 472 636

28. Motheo College

R 78 388 000

R 47 445 403

R 30 942 597

29. Mthashana College

R 31 778 000

R 14 769 095

R 17 008 905

30. Nkangala College

R 52 712 000

R 36 035 538

R 16 676 462

31. Northern Cape Rural College

R 24 120 000

R 16 608 150

R 7 511 850

32. Northern Cape Urban College

R 25 851 000

R 15 388 270

R 10 462 730

33. Northlink College

R 68 888 000

R 58 901 100

R 9 986 900

34. Orbit College

R 78 177 000

R 29 775 647

R 48 401 353

35. Port Elizabeth College

R 40 803 000

R 26 560 223

R 14 242 777

36. Sedibeng College

R 56 611 000

R 27 305 234

R 29 305 766

37. Sekhukhune College

R 31 457 000

R 15 573 012

R 15 883 988

38. South Cape College

R 29 935 000

R 19 281 734

R 10 653 266

39. South West Gauteng College

R 89 312 000

R 47 054 950

R 42 257 050

40. Taletso College

R 37 722 000

R 11 446 024

R 26 275 976

41. Thekwini College

R 40 039 000

R 22 627 176

R 17 411 824

42. Tshwane North College

R 80 718 000

R 24 492 375

R 56 225 625

43. Tshwane South College

R 66 739 000

R 21 512 091

R 45 226 909

44. Umfolozi College

R 67 621 000

R 55 443 757

R 12 177 243

45. Umgungundlovu College

R 33 827 000

R 10 313 202

R 23 513 798

46. Vhembe College

R 95 343 000

R 62 331 255

R 33 011 745

47. Vuselela College

R 40 785 000

R 17 994 264

R 22 790 736

48. Waterberg College

R 31 122 000

R 21 344 003

R 9 777 997

49. West Coast College

R 41 777 000

R 24 842 423

R 16 934 577

50. Western College

R 52 858 000

R 23 980 282

R 28 877 718

Total

R 2 437 620 000

R 1 353 584 088

R 1 084 035 912

2. (a) The Department is committed to improving the disbursement of bursary funds to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in 2018. TVET colleges have three academic cycles per academic year. NSFAS plans to disburse all funds to TVET colleges by 30 November 2018. It should be noted that the amount reflected under commitment is an indicative amount not to be exceeded. Some of the commitments will not be fully claimed as payments by NSFAS depends on actual students qualifying and being admitted to colleges. After all the claims have been finalised, the remainder of the amount will then be utilized for the colleges who had more than expected NSFAS qualifying students. The indicative allocation and any remaining funds will be rolled over to the new allocation for the next financial year.

(b) The core challenge experienced by the TVET college sector, which leads to the low disbursement of funds, is that very few students are committed to signing the Schedule of Particulars (SoPs). The Department has agreed that NSFAS should consider an alternative option where registration data is used, signed off by the Accounting Officer (College Principal), to substitute the SoP requirement. This will lead to improved disbursement of funds to several institutions. NSFAS has over the last few weeks deployed officials to TVET colleges to expedite the disbursement process and as such, payments have been made weekly to institutions to ensure that they receive funds owed to them. Colleges have been trying to manage the funding of poor students in the interim through their own reserves or seeking advances on their subsidies from the Department. In some cases students had to find funding for themselves which is an untenable situation.

COMPILER DETAILS

NAME AND SURNAME: MR KEEGAN KAYSER.

CONTACT: 012 312 5248

RECOMMENDATION

It is recommended that the Minister signs Parliamentary Question 3883.

MR GF QONDE

DIRECTOR–GENERAL: HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

DATE:

PARLIAMENTARY QUESTION 3883 IS APPROVED / NOT APPROVED / AMENDED.

COMMENTS

PROF HB MKHIZE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

DATE:

02 January 2018 - NW3317

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Mbatha, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Whether the (a) Chief Executive Officer and (b) Chief Financial Officer of entities reporting to her are employed on a permanent basis; if not, (2) Whether the specified officers are employed on a fixed term contract; if so, (a) what are the names of each of the officers and (b) when (i) was each officer employed and (ii) will each officer’s contract end?

Reply:

1. (a) In terms of the regulations for the conditions of service and appointment of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) published on 4 November 2011, SETA CEOs are not appointed on a permanent basis. SETA CEOs are appointed for a term of office that correspond with the term of office of the members of the Accounting Authority and may stay in office for a period of six months if the SETA in question has been re-established.

(b) The appointment of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and other officials within the SETA are not regulated by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Entity

Name of CEO

Appointment period (MM/YY)

Name of CFO

Appointment period (MM/YY)

   

Started

End

 

Started

End

QCTO

Mr VD Naidoo

06/17

05/22

Ms N Madilonga-Khondowe

10/12

Permanent

BANKSETA

Vacant

   

Mrs B Dziruni

09/14

Permanent

PSETA

Vacant

   

Mr F Shamsoodeen

09/17

31/20

SASSETA

Ms M Moroka

04/13

03/18

Vacant

   

LGSETA

Ms G Dlamini

03/15

03/18

Mr L Kuse

08/16

03/20

INSETA

Ms S Dunn

10/09

03/18

Mr D Molapo

03/16

Permanent

TETA

Ms MA Frempong

04/08

Permanent

Mr S Ndukwana

04/12

Permanent

CATHSSETA

Vacant

   

Vacant

   

HWSETA

Vacant

   

Vacant

   

AGRISETA

Vacant

   

CFO function is outsourced

   

FP&M SETA

Ms F Yende

05/13

03/18

Mr R Marule

08/16

03/18

FOODBEV SETA

Vacant

   

Ms N Selamolela

02/13

Permanent

W&RSETA

Vacant

   

Ms S Molefe

11/16

12/17

ETDP SETA

Ms N Nxesi

08/04

03/18

Ms N Mashilo

11/17

07/18

FASSET

Vacant

   

Mr Z Koyana

10/17

03/20

EWSETA

Mr ER Gradwell

09/12

03/18

Ms M Mookapele

12/16

Permanent

MICT SETA

Mr OF Mopaki

04/16

03/18

CFO function is outsourced

   

MQA

Vacant

   

Mr M Mdingi

12/16

03/18

CETA

Ms S Pilusa

13/13

31/18

Ms V Ndlovu

06/15

Permanent

CHIETA

Vacant

   

Mr F Motala

03/02

Permanent

MERSETA

Dr Patel

10/06

03/18

Ms D Mjikeliso

05/17

03/20

SERVICES SETA

Mr A Nongogo

05/16

03/18

Mr T Matsebe

03/17

Permanent

COMPILER DETAILS

NAME AND SURNAME: MS SERURUBELE MUTINHIMA

CONTACT: 012 312 5646

RECOMMENDATION

It is recommended that the Minister signs Parliamentary Question 3317.

MR GF QONDE

DIRECTOR–GENERAL: HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

DATE:

PARLIAMENTARY QUESTION 3317 IS APPROVED / NOT APPROVED / AMENDED.

COMMENTS

PROF HB MKHIZE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

DATE:

02 January 2018 - NW3169

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1)What are the details including the ranks of service providers and/or contractors from which (a) her department and (b) the entities reporting to her procured services in the past five years; (2) what (a) service was provided by each service provider and/or contractor and (b) amount was each service provider and/or contractor paid; (3) (a) how many of these service providers are black-owned entities, (b) what contract was each of the black-owned service providers awarded and (c) how much was each black-owned service provider paid?

Reply:

1. The Department contracts daily with numerous service providers and contractors after following the prescribed procurement processes. The details of these service providers are set out on the enclosed CD in EXCEL format, per financial year. To print the detail response to this question will require 4 790 pages. The summary table below sets out the cumulative totals from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2017 (the past five financial years). Please note that the Department does procure services from other departments and State-owned entities such as the Department of Public Works, SITA, and the Government Printing Works. Procurement from other departments and State-owned entities are excluded from this report.

NUMBER OF SUPPLIERS

B-BBEE LEVELS

PERCENTAGE

AMOUNT

671

1

14.85

R 485 089 646.42

119

2

38.60

R 1 261 249 793.79

116

3

27.31

R 892 196 425.65

105

4

13.40

R 437 669 354.11

13

5

1.99

R 64 999 390.19

7

6

0.13

R 4 358 788.49

4

7

0.10

R 3 365 154.32

4

8

0.03

R 851 643.26

7

Non Compliant

3.59

R 117 396 813.88

1046

 

100

R 3 267 177 010.11

       

TOTAL AMOUNT OF ALL TRANSACTIONS

R 3 267 177 010.11

2. The details of the services provided by each service provider and or contractor are likewise set out on the enclosed CD in EXCEL format. To print the detail response to this question will require 378 pages.

3. Seven hundred and ninety out of one thousand forty-six (790/1046) or 75, 5% of the service providers used by the Department of Home Affairs the last five financial years are BEE level 1 and 2 contributors. The details of the contracts awarded and the amounts paid to these Black-owned entities are also set out on the enclosed CD in EXCEL format. Suffice to say that the Department of Home Affairs is committed to Black empowerment and the development of SMME’s. To print the detail response to this question will require 494 pages.

02 January 2018 - NW3486

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1) Whether her department formally granted approval to a certain company (name furnished) to have customs and immigration services rendered from its VVIP facility for private jets at O R Tambo International Airport; if so, what has she found to be the reason for the attempt to subsequently renege upon the granted approval; (2) Whether her department was in any way influenced by a certain family (name furnished) and/or their associates to attempt to withdraw the granted approval?

Reply:

(1) No

(2) No

02 January 2018 - NW3572

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) What is the total number of supplier invoices that currently remain unpaid by (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her for more than (aa) 30 days, (bb) 60 days, (cc) 90 days and (dd) 120 days and (b) what is the total amount outstanding in each case?

Reply:

a) (i) No payments to suppliers are outstanding as at 7 November 2017.

b) There are no amounts outstanding for the Department.

In accordance with the information received from Public Entities, relevant details are provided as follows:

Entity

(a) (ii) Total number of supplier invoices that currently remain unpaid

(aa) more than 30 days

(bb) more than 60 days

(cc) more than 90 days

(dd) more
than 120 days

(b) Total amount outstanding in each case

1. AGRISETA

59

3

1

1

54

(aa) R72 571.31

(bb) R100 464

(cc) R94 329

(dd) R1 659 985.62

2. CATHSSETA

38

30

4

1

3

(aa) R2 452 473.88

(bb) R228 580.56

(cc) R37 578.18

(dd) R57 222.83

3. ETDP SETA

14

13

0

1

0

(aa) R7 932 769

(cc) R23 290

4. HWSETA

12

5

1

0

6

(aa) R163 365.49

(bb) R1 774.45

(dd) R168 774.65

5. INSETA

2

0

0

2

0

(cc) R21 760

6. LGSETA

47

13

18

16

0

(aa) R2 624 800

(bb) R34 651 800

(cc) R8 585 200

7. MQA

6

0

0

1

5

(cc) R1 640.01

(dd) R722 940.26

8. NSF

2

2

0

0

0

(aa) R4 145 224.82

9. NSFAS

48

12

3

7

26

(aa) R805 203.44

(bb) R57 193.80

(cc) R111 006.07

(dd) R499 135.35

10. PSETA

36

6

13

3

14

(aa) R1 502 400

(bb) R2 140 118.20

(cc) R1 160 000

(dd) R1 580 400

11. QCTO

6

2

2

0

2

(aa) R40 855.03

(bb) R27 283.86

(dd) R22 777.20

12. SAQA

189

17

7

7

158

(aa) R57 978.48

(bb) R10 067

(cc) R2 843

(dd) R119 251.50

  1. SASSETA

114

27

12

75

0

(aa) R602 863.18

(bb) R391 332.37

(cc) R251 075.67

13. SERVICES SETA

394

133

140

54

67

(aa) R7 490 891.16

(bb) R5 309 333.17

(cc) R3 486 408.30

(dd) 23 912 187.70

14. W&RSETA

931

148

51

32

700

(aa) R24 400 294.39

(bb) R1 732 204.50

(cc) R29 686.17

(dd) R7 077 136.34

COMPILER DETAILS

NAME AND SURNAME: MR THEUNS TREDOUX

CONTACT: 012 312 5357/5079

RECOMMENDATION

It is recommended that the Minister signs Parliamentary Question 3572.

MR GF QONDE

DIRECTOR–GENERAL: HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

DATE:

PARLIAMENTARY QUESTION 3572 IS APPROVED / NOT APPROVED / AMENDED.

COMMENTS

PROF HB MKHIZE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

DATE:

02 January 2018 - NW3806

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Mr M Hoosen (DA) ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Does she intend to recover the legal costs incurred by her department from the former Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Hlengiwe Mkhize, given that the court upheld the application?

Reply:

No, because the Court did not order former Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Hlengiwe Mkhize to be personally liable to pay the legal cost

27 December 2017 - NW1590

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What were the circumstances that resulted in the Gupta-owned company allegedly paying for the accommodation of a certain person, (b) what were the reasons surrounding the specified person’s one-day visit to Dubai and (c) what actions does (i) she and (ii) the Board of Eskom intend to take in this matter?

Reply:

(a)

Eskom is not aware of any travels undertaken by Mr Koko at the time of this enquiry as he was on leave at the time. Further, Eskom’s courtesy register does not reflect any courtesies by Mr Koko following his return in the office from leave. We attach Mr Koko’s leave and delegation of authority for this period.

The disciplinary hearing against Mr Koko will be completed in due course and Eskom will be better positioned to provide a response to the question in Jan 2018.

(b)

See (a) above.

(c)(i)

As the Minister, I do not have oversight of the Executive Managers of the State Owned Companies (SOCs). The Board and Chief Executive are entrusted, through the SOC Delegation of Authority (DOA) Framework, to exercise oversight and supervision of the Executive Managers. I await the feedback into the investigation mentioned to the response in part (a) of this question.

(c)(ii)

See (a) above

Remarks: Reply: Approved / Not Approved

Mr. Mogokare Richard Seleke Ms. Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

27 December 2017 - NW3931

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) Whether the Government or Denel engaged with any (a) countries and/or (b) companies regarding selling stakes in Denel; if so, (i) who was engaged and (ii) on what dates were they engaged in each case; (2) whether the Government intends to sell its stakes in Denel; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)

(a)

Denel has an order book with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Qatar for possible future business prospects.

 

(b)

Denel has not engaged with any companies regarding selling stakes in Denel.

   

(i)

Not applicable

   

(ii)

Not applicable

(2)

The Government has no plans at this stage to dispose of any equity stake in Denel. However, in reviewing and optimizing Denel’s capital structure, such a decision cannot be ruled out.

 

 

 

Remarks:

   

Reply: Approved / Not Approved

       

Mr Mogokare Richard Seleke

 

Ms Lynne Brown, MP

   

Director-General

   

Minister of Public Enterprises

Date:

   

Date:

27 December 2017 - NW3569

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(a) What is the total number of supplier invoices that currently remain unpaid by (i) her Department and (ii) each entity reporting to her for more than (aa) 30 days, (bb) 60 days, (cc) 90 days and (dd) 120 days; and (b) what is the total amount outstanding in each case?

Reply:

i) DEPARTMENT

(aa) > 30 days

(bb) >60 days

(cc) > 90 days

(dd) 120 days

a) Total number of invoices

0

0

0

0

b) Total amount

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

ii) SAWS

(aa) > 30 days

(bb) >60 days

(cc) > 90 days

(dd) 120 days

a) Total number of invoices

1

1

1

2

b) Total amount

R247

R500

R870

R171,526

Invoices >120 days

Two invoices totalling R171 526 are over 120 days and SAWS has requested credit notes from the service providers to write off the invoices or either the supplier should provide proof that work was performed. We are still awaiting response from the suppliers and the credit status will be updated in January 2018.

Invoices > 90 days

Only one invoice is outstanding over 90 days which amounts to R870 and is being queried with the supplier and SAWS is awaiting feedback. The status of this invoice will be updated in January 2018 upon receipt of the response from the supplier.

Invoices > 60 days

Only one invoice is outstanding over 60 days which amounts to R500 and is being queried with the supplier and SAWS is awaiting feedback. The status of this invoice will be updated in January 2018 upon receipt of the response from the supplier.

Invoices > 30 days

Only one invoice is outstanding over 30 days which amounts to R247 and is being queried with the supplier and SAWS is awaiting feedback. The status of this invoice will be updated in January 2018 upon receipt of the response from the supplier.

ii) SANPARKS

(aa) > 30 days

(bb) >60 days

(cc) > 90 days

(dd) 120 days

a) Total number of invoices

0

12

4

200

b) Total amount

R0.00

R 245, 941

R 3, 908

R 333, 261

Invoices >120 days

The reported amounts on 120 days plus are due to disputes (168 invoices) with certain suppliers and legal processes are conducted. A number of invoices relate to e-toll charges (16) where the supplier cannot provide information for SANParks to enable payment. Other oustanding amounts (16) are due to incorrect banking details and correct information have not been received from the service provider yet.

Invoices >90 days

The 4 invoices for 90 days are due to 2 from e-toll and 2 where the correct banking details are awaited.

Invoices > 60 days

The 12 invoices for 60 days are due to 5 where correct banking details are awaited, 2 are for e-toll and the other 5 will be paid by with the next payment run.

ii) ISIMANGALISO

(aa) > 30 days

(bb) >60 days

(cc) > 90 days

(dd) 120 days

a) Total number of invoices

0

0

0

0

b) Total amount

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

ii) SANBI

(aa) > 30 days

(bb) >60 days

(cc) > 90 days

(dd) 120 days

a) Total number of invoices

0

0

0

0

b) Total amount

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

The total number of supplier invoices that currently remain unpaid by SANBI within 30 days are 218 as at 07 November 2017. The total amount outstanding is R1 482 045.

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27 December 2017 - NW3859

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Edwards, Ms J to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

With reference to the four work streams of Operation Phakisa: Waste Economy, how will her department package (a) waste and (b) e-waste differently from the way it is currently packaged?

Reply:

(a) One of the work streams within Operation Phakisa was the Hazardous Waste. One initiative from this work stream related to ash waste. The officials have developed draft regulations for the exclusion of waste or portions of waste from the definition of waste. These proposed regulations will provide for the beneficiation of certain waste streams whilst not having to adhere to the relevant waste legislation (licence requirements). This is after a rigorous process has been followed to obtain the exclusion which includes various risk assessments and waste classification. The waste streams initially include boiler ash, metalurgical slag, biomass and gypsum. These regulations will be published for public comments in due course.

The following twenty (20) initiatives developed within the 4 work streams, aim to maximise diversion of waste from landfill sites and also increase South Africa’s competitiveness in the chemicals industry and create a positive enabling business environment for Small Medium Micro Enterprises to foster inclusive growth. These include amongst others:

Industrial work stream

Initiative 1 - Increase ash uptake for alternate building materials

Initiative 2 - Accelerate innovation and commercialize existing Research & Development (R&D)

Initiative 2a - Use ash as soil ameliorant; and

Initiative 2b - Use ash to treat acid mine drainage and backfill mines.

Initiative 3 - Export ash and ash products.

Initiative 4 - Zero sewage sludge to landfill.

Initiative 4a - Anaerobic Digester Biogas to Energy; and

Initiative 4b - Fluidised Bed Reactor Thermal Treatment.

Initiative 5 - Towards zero meat production waste to landfill by 2023.

Municipal Solid Waste work stream

Initiative 6 - Introduction of an e-waste levy to increase collection rate

Initiative 7 - Unlocking government Information Communication Technology legacy volumes

Initiative 8 - Achieving a minimum of 50% of households separating at source by 2023

Initiative 9 - Introduction of materials recovery facilities and pelletisation plants to increase plastic recycling rates

Initiative 10 - Produce building aggregates and construction inputs from rubble and glass.

Waste Minimisation and Product Design

Initiative 11 - Developing capacity through a specialised programme which upskills agri-stakeholders to minimize food loss

Initiative 12 - Consumer awareness campaign to use and consume ugly food

Initiative 13 - Compilation/update of packaging design guidelines

Initiative 14 - Formalising the packaging industry producer responsibility plans

Initiative 15 - Establish refuse-derived fuel plants across South Africa.

Chemicals work stream

Initiative 16 - Establish a refrigerant reclamation and reusable cylinder industry;

Initiative 17 - Ban import of harmful chemicals (e.g. leaded paint/paint pigments);

Initiative 18 - Collect and dispose of stockpiles of harmful substances

Initiative 18a Mercury; and

Initiative 18b Asbestos

Cross-cutting initiatives

Initiative 19 - Coordinate SMME development opportunities across initiatives

Initiative 20 - Roll out national awareness campaigns

Technical support, in the form of technical skills development, is integrated into initiatives’ 3 feet plans as relevant.

(b) Post Operation Phakisa Chemicals and Waste Economy, on 6 December 2017 I have published a final section 28 Notice calling on the Electrical and Electronic industry to develop an Industry Waste Management Plan and submit to me for approval. It is anticipated that this Notice will increase the collection and recycling rates of ewaste and result in the diversion of waste away from landfilling to reuse, recycling and recovery, e-waste is part of initiatives 6 and 7.

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22 December 2017 - NW3712

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Bara, Mr M R to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

Whether she has taken measures to ensure that consequence management steps are taken against the officials who have been found guilty of flouting supply chain management processes as recommended by the Auditor-General in the audit of her department’s 2016-17 annual financial statements if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details

Reply:

Yes. I have instructed the Director-General to undertake investigations on matters raised by the Auditor-General. Where officials are found to have contravened supply chain management processes, they will be held accountable through disciplinary hearing process. The disciplinary process will determine appropriate sanctions where official/s are found guilty of flounting supply chain management processes.

Unquote

22 December 2017 - NW3006

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Kalyan, Ms SV to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

1. What is the (a) total amount that was paid out in bonuses to the employees in her Department and (b) detailed breakdown of the bonus that was paid to each employee in each salary level in the 2016/2017 Financial year? 2. What is the (a) total estimated amount that .will be paid out in bonuses to employees in her Department and the (b) detailed breakdown of the bonus that will be paid out to each employee in each salary level in the 2017 /2018 financial year? NW3325E

Reply:

1.
(a) The total amount to be paid out in bonuses to employees is not yet determined.
(b) The detailed breakdown of the bonus will be made only after they have been determined.
2. 
(a) The total amount that will be paid out in bonuses to employees in the 2017/2018 financial year will be determined during the 2018/2019 financial year.
(b) The detailed breakdown of the bonus is not yet determined but will be considered by 2018/2019 financial year.


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22 December 2017 - NW3485

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Ketabahle, Ms V to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

What is the total (a) number and (b) monetary value of e-commerce transactions that took place in the (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14, (iii) 2014-15, (iv) 2015-16 and (v) 2016-17 financial years?

Reply:

a) None

b) None

Approved/ not approved

Dr Siyabonga Cwele, MP

Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

Date:

22 December 2017 - NW3908

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) Does his department have a bank overdraft; if so, what is the (a) reason for the overdraft and (b) amount of the overdraft; (2) has the overdraft increased in the 2016-17 financial year; if so, what are the reasons for the increase?

Reply:

1. The Property Management Trading Entity (PMTE) had a bank overdraft, whereas the Main Account had a favourable bank balance at end of October 2017.

(1)(a) The reason for the PMTE overdraft is mainly due to its operating model. The entity spends on leasehold, construction projects and municipal services and subsequently recovers amounts from client departments. On average, the entity spends R800 million per month which is then recovered over 90 days. This time lag in recovering the amounts due has an impact of approximately R2.4 billion which is slightly off-set by the augmentation received; that is received quarterly in advance.

Outstanding debtors’ balances at the end of October amounted to R4.4 billion of which R1.4 billion relates to the previous financial year which is 99% of the bank overdraft.

(1)(b) The amount of the PMTE overdraft was R1.4 billion, whereas, the Main Account had a favorable balance of R 105 million at the end of October 2017;

2. The PMTE’s overdraft increased in the 2016/17 financial year to R1.9 billion from the previous year (R1.4 billion - 31 March 2016), as well as the Main Account which increased to R753 million from the previous year (R649 million - 31 March 2016). However, as at 31 October 2017, the PMTE’s overdraft has decreased to R1.4 billion and the main account had a favourable bank balance of R105 million.

The main reason for the increase in the bank overdraft of the PMTE for the 2016/17 financial year was payment of backlog rates to municipalities that had not been recovered from client departments. The reason for the decrease as at 31 October 2017 was as a result of the transfer of funds (augmentation) received for the third quarter.

The main reason for the increase in the bank overdraft for the main account was due to an outstanding payment from the PMTE to the DPW which was not cleared at 31 March 2017. The reason for the favourable balance as at 31 October 2017 was due to the voted funds received for the third quarter.

21 December 2017 - NW3810

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Maimane, Mr MA to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

With reference to the reply of the President of the Republic, Mr Jacob G Zuma, to question 3262 on 10 November 2017, what was the (a) total cost and (b) detailed breakdown of the costs of logistical arrangements of the 10 international trips that the President undertook during the period 6 April 2016 to 10 February 2017, as indicated in the Presidency’s 2016-17 Annual Report? The proposed answer to the questions is contained in the annexure and it is recommended that the attached draft reply be approved.

Reply:

The Question is not specific as to which 10 trips are being referred to as the President undertook more than 10 international trips during the period in question

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21 December 2017 - NW3234

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Maynier, Mr D to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) Whether she was consulted by the Minister of Finance, Mr K M Gigaba, in line with the provisions of the Ministerial Handbook on the organizational structure of his private office; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what date she provide guidance to him and (b) what are the details of the guidance provided; (2) Whether the organizational structure of the office of the Minister of Finance complies with the relevant public service regulations as they are set out in the Ministerial Handbook; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1.(a) and (b) There was consultation about the organizational structure.

2. Should there be anything contrary to the information referred in paragraph 1 above, report will be issued regarding compliance audit.

20 December 2017 - NW3303

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Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of State Security

1. Whether the (a) chief executive officer and (b) chief financial officer of entities reporting to him are employed on a permanent basis; if not, 2. Whether the specified officers are employed on a fixed term contract; if so, (a) what are the names of each of the officers and (b) when (i) was each officer employed and (ii) will each officer’s contract end?

Reply:

The employment details relating to members of the State Security Agency (SSA) would entail information that forms part of the broader operational strategy of the SSA and therefore remains classified and privileged. It should however be observed that the SSA is held accountable on such matters by the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence (JSCI).

19 December 2017 - NW3964

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

(1) Whether any of the Deputy Ministers of her department accompanied the President of the Republic, Mr Jacob G Zuma, to meet the President of the Russian Federation, Mr Vladimir Putin, in August 2014 in Novo-Ogariovo; if so, (a) was nuclear energy discussed at the meeting and (b) was the meeting related to the intergovernmental agreement with Russia that was signed a month later? NW4510E

Reply:

1. Yes. Deputy Minister Mfeketo.

a) No, the nuclear energy issue was not discussed.

b) According to the official statement that was issued by the Presidency following the meeting, no reference was made to a specific intergovernmental agreement.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please see the attached official statement on the bilateral meeting issued by the Presidency following the said meeting of the Presidents.

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Both Presidents committed themselves to working together and with each in strengthening bilateral relations of both countries and further cementing the existing warm relations between the two countries for the economic and social development of their peoples.

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Issued by: The Presidency

Pretoria

Statement on the Bilateral Meeting between President Zuma and President Putin, at the Novo-Ogarevo Presidential Residence, Moscow, Russia

28 August 2014

The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Mr Jacob Zuma met with his counterpart the President of the Russian Federation, His Excellency Mr Vladimir Putin, in a bilateral meeting at Novo-Ogarevo Presidential Residence just outside Moscow in Russia. 

The two presidents deliberated around a host of issues that affect the two countries, and discussed how they could further strengthen and consolidate the good bilateral relations that exist between the two countries. The two leaders also discussed ways to strengthen the existing bilateral agreements and mutual cooperation. 

President Putin welcomed the visit by President Zuma to Russia, and praised the good bilateral relations and cooperation that exist between South Africa and Russia. He further encouraged both countries to work together in implementing the decisions that were taken last year during the state visit of South Africa to Russia. He emphasized the need for Russian and South African Ministers to work together in taking forward the bilateral agreements.

President Putin further commended the work that has been done by the joint Russia-South Africa Business Council which saw a rise in trade between South Africa and Russia which grew by 13 percent in 2013 which represents a significant growth in trade between the two countries. He commended this growth saying that investment from Russia to South Africa now stands at over a billion US dollars a year. 

President Putin reaffirmed his commitment and that of his country to work together with South Africa on a number of issues that face the globe including participation in peace-making and peace-keeping efforts spearheaded by South Africa in the continent. He briefed President Zuma on the situation in the Ukraine and underlined his commitment to finding a peaceful solution to the crisis. 

The Russian President further sought the assistance and support of South Africa when Russia takes over the leadership of BRICS next year. He further appealed for the strengthening of tourism, cultural exchanges and people to people relationships between our two countries and committed his country to further working with South Africa on educational exchanges. 

The two Presidents also discussed issues around the developments in the Middle East, in particular around the resolution of the Israeli-Palestine conflict through peaceful means. Both countries committed themselves to finding a lasting peaceful solution. President Zuma, also apprised President Putin around the role of South Africa and its work around this matter through sending its two special envoys. The security situation of the African continent was also discussed and assistance sought on peaceful missions that South Africa is involved in, including request for support of the African Capacity to Respond to Immediate Crisis (ACIRIC) process. 

President Zuma, also apprised President Putin around the developments in South Africa which has recently came out of elections with a clear mandate from the population of implementing programmes of job creation, eradicating poverty, unemployment and inequality, he sought support from Russia on the implementation of the new government’s priorities around the delivery of basic services like water, sanitation, energy, education, agriculture and tourism. 

President Zuma also raised the matter of the repatriation of South African fallen heroes who are buried in Russia, including Ivor David Jones, J.B. Marks and Moses Kotane. He thanked the government of Russia for taking care of the heroes who are buried in Moscow and he indicated that there are discussions and arrangements that are ongoing between Russia and South Africa about how the repatriation process should be handled.