Questions and Replies

06 September 2017 - NW2442

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Mulaudzi, Mr TE to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the annexure to his reply to question 1875 on 3 July 2017 regarding transaction advisers, what was the monetary value of the Braamfontein and Long Lead tender HO-SCM-TECH/411/03/2016 for which the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa used a certain transaction adviser (name furnished)?

Reply:

Gibb’s appointment was for R4, 272, 082.03 incl VAT.

06 September 2017 - NW2249

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Purdon, Mr RK to ask the Minister of Basic Education

How many deaf learners were registered in each grade from Grade 1 to Grade 12 at each (a) full-service school and (b) school for the deaf in each province in the (i) 2015, (ii) 2016 and (iii) 2017 academic years?

Reply:

The response to the number of deaf learners that were registered in each grade from Grade 1 to Grade 12 at each (a) full-service school and (b) school for the deaf in each province are represented in the attached detailed spreadsheet and totals are indicated below:

YEAR

TYPE OF SCHOOL

TOTAL

2017

SPECIAL NEED SCHOOL

5325

 

PUBLIC ORDINARY

440

2016

SPECIAL NEED SCHOOL

4171

 

PUBLIC ORDINARY

513

2015

SPECIAL NEED SCHOOL

4407

 

PUBLIC ORDINARY

376

 

(a)(b)(i) for 2015

Refer annexure C

(a)(b)(ii) for 2016

Refer annexure B

(a)(b)(iii) for 2017

Refer annexure C

06 September 2017 - NW2246

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)Whether Katlehong Technical Secondary School benefits from the National School Nutrition Programme; if not, (a) why not and (b) who funds nutritional programmes at the specified school; (2) whether her department has taken any steps to implement the specified programme at the school in future?

Reply:

1. No, the school is not participating on the programme;

 (a) The school is ranked as a quintile 4 school. In terms of the Grant Framework the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) prioritises quintile 1-3 schools. Consideration is also made to the most deserving learners in quintile 4 & 5, however, this depends on availability of funds as provided by National Treasury.

 (b) The Department is not funding the nutrition programmes in the specified school.

2. The Gauteng Provincial Department has taken steps to feed some learners beyond the priority quintiles but is constrained within the current budget limitation. The availability of funds will determine if the school will benefit in the future.

06 September 2017 - NW2245

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Has her department developed any joint plans with the Department of Social Development and/or the SA Police Service to assist learners who are engaged in substance abuse; if not, why not; if so, (a) what do the plans entail and (b) is there a specific budget allocated (i) nationally and/or (ii) to each province for the implementation of these plans?

Reply:

The DBE has a partnership protocol with the South African Police Services (SAPS) and a close collaboration with the Department of Social Development in providing referral services for learners who are engaged in substance abuse.

(a) what do the plans entail

  • Linking of schools to local police stations
  • Conducting searches and seizures in line with the South African School’s Act, 1996 (SASA)
  • Facilitating the signing of Provincial Partnership Protocols
  • Combatting alcohol and drug use amongst learners in schools
  • Closure of taverns/shebeens in close proximity of schools
  • Searches and seizures in schools upon reasonable suspicion of the carrying of/or trading in illegal substances or weapons
  • Addressing gangsterism in schools and communities
  • Crime prevention programmes in schools

(b) is there a specific budget allocated

(i) nationally and/or

  • The national department has a budget to train and monitor the implementation of programmes by provinces.

(ii) to each province for the implementation of these plans?

  • Provinces budget for implementation of their own programmes.

06 September 2017 - NW2244

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(a) Has her department investigated the cause of the high rate of learner pregnancies at (i) Tipfuxeni Secondary School and (ii) Masiqhakaze Secondary School; if not, in each case why not; if so, (aa) has specific support been directed to the specified schools to reduce the rate of pregnancy and (bb) what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(a) (i). According to data extracted from the Education Management Information System (EMIS), there were five pregnancies reported by Tipfuweni Secondary School in 2016.

(ii). Masiqhakaze Secondary School reported 34 pregnancies in 2016 through EMIS. This represents 4% of the girl leaners enrolled in the school.

(aa). Yes

(bb). The community within which the school is located in Ekurhuleni is plagued by a host of social ills. The programmes implemented in the school include the following:

  • ADAPT programme with the non-governmental organisation People Opposed to Women Abuse (POWA) focusing on health education, prevention of learner pregnancy and sexual violence;
  • Peer Education programme with eleven trained peer educators in each grade. Youth camps are also held with the peer educators;
  • The Centre for Positive Care facilitates workshops for vulnerable girls;
  • The Department has placed a Learner Support Agent (child care coordinator) in the school to support learners to access various services;
  • Nurses and social workers form the Departments of Health and Social Development respectively, assist the school with services as required.

 

06 September 2017 - NW2241

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Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Minister of Basic Education

How many schools are equipped with (a) functioning kitchens and (b) all necessary utensils in each school district in each province?

Reply:

Currently the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) has no database of schools with functioning kitchens and necessary utensils. The NSNP has planned to conduct an audit on infrastructure and equipment in 2017/18 Financial Year. The information will be available at the end of the financial year.

06 September 2017 - NW2239

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether the Draft Framework of the Development of the Rural Education Policy which was presented to teacher unions for their input between 11 October and 1 November 2016 has been finalised; if not, why not; if so, when will it be tabled to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education?

Reply:

The Draft Framework for the development of Rural Education Policy was completed in March 2017. Subsequently, a process was set for the development of the policy. A draft has been completed and is en-route to the Minister for consideration to publish it for comments from stakeholder bodies and members of the public. Once the Minister approves the draft policy, it will be ready to be presented to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education upon request from the Committee.

06 September 2017 - NW2233

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What is the total number of learners who are part of the National School Nutrition Programme in each (a) school and (b) district?

Reply:

(a) Due to the size of the document, the list of schools and learners is attached on Ms excel.

(b) Number of learners per district

EASTERN CAPE

DISTRICT

LEARNERS

BUTTERWORTH

69232

COFIMVABA

45410

CRADOCK

21865

DUTYWA

89416

EAST LONDON

100128

FORT BEAUFORT

34678

GRAAFF-REINET

24192

GRAHAMSTOWN

24983

KING WILLIAMS TOWN

90511

LADY FRERE

38037

LIBODE

164003

LUSIKISIKI

111916

MALUTI

63003

MBIZANA

105568

MT FLETCHER

40345

MT FRERE

107698

MTHATHA

123201

NGCOBO

67845

PORT ELIZABETH

135774

QUEENSTOWN

49540

QUMBU

59695

STERKSPRUIT

54258

UITENHAGE

71560

Grand Total

1692858

FREE STATE

DISTRICT

LEARNERS

FEZILE DABI

102296

LEJWELEPUTSWA

126979

MOTHEO

145325

THABO MOF

169968

GAUTENG

DISTRICT

LEARNERS

Ekurhuleni North

64971

Ekurhuleni South

114896

Gauteng East

103299

Gauteng North

32357

Gauteng West

88993

Johannesburg Central

67692

Johannesburg East

73529

Johannesburg North

75396

Johannesburg South

67035

Johannesburg West

62843

Sedibeng East

28112

Sedibeng West

90583

Tshwane North

82770

Tshwane South

61225

Tshwane West

82437

KWAZULU-NATAL

DISTRICT

LEARNERS

AMAJUBA

102977

HARY GWALA

144385

ILEMBE

156482

PINETOWN

242245

UGU

179305

UMGUNGUNDLOVU

181604

UMKHANYAKUDE

231629

UMLAZI

136421

UMZINYATHI

174398

UTHUKELA

186387

UTHUNGULU

245858

ZULULAND

264619

LIMPOPO

DISTRICT

LEARNERS

LEBOWAKGOMO

71264

MOGALAKWENA

70308

MOPANI

181770

POLOKWANE

221136

RIBA CROSS

73888

SEKHUKHUNE

212312

TSHIPISE-SAGOLE

59928

TZANEEN

74490

VHEMBE

276760

WATERBERG

53060

MPUMALANGA

DISTRICT

LEARNERS

Bohlabela

204190

Enhlanzeni

242657

Gert Sibande

222420

Nkangala

237353

NORTH WEST

DISTRICT

LEARNERS

BOJANALA

243459

DR KENNETH KAUNDA

133460

DR RUTH S MOMPATI

169243

NGAKA MODIRI MOLEMA

164857

NORTHERN CAPE

DISTRICT

LEARNERS

FRANCES BAARD

79293

JOHN TAOLO GAETSEWE

67315

NAMAQUA

20256

PIXLEY-KA-SEME

43576

WESTERN CAPE

DISTRICT

LEARNERS

CAPE WINELANDS

85414

CENTRAL

39771

EAST

100316

EDEN KAROO

83697

NORTH

50582

OVERBERG

21278

SOUTH

66182

WEST COAST

27992

06 September 2017 - NW2218

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Boshoff, Ms H to ask the Minister of Basic Education

With reference to the non-delivery of the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) meals to some schools in KwaZulu-Natal at the start of the third school term, (a) how many schools did not receive meals, (b) how many children were affected, (c) what was the reason for the non-delivery at each affected school and (d) what action has her national department taken to ensure that the situation is rectified by the provincial education department?

Reply:

(a) Four (4) schools did not receive meals.

(b) 3108 Learners were affected.

(c) The reason for non-feeding was the delays in the finalisation of the NSNP BID process. The PED also delayed to issue appointment letters to the contracted service providers resulting in non-delivery of food items to schools.

(d) Officials from the Department of Basic Education visited a sample of schools in five districts viz: Umlazi, Ugu, Umgugundlovu, UMkhanyakude, Ilembe to assess the status of feeding and support NSNP implementation. A meeting was also held with senior management at the Provincial office to discuss a contingency plan to resume feeding in affected schools.

06 September 2017 - NW1498

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)    Whether (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her procured any services from and/or made any payments to (i) a certain company namely Bell Pottinger or (ii) any other public relations firms; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in each case, what (aa) services were procured, (bb) was the total cost, (cc) is the detailed breakdown of such costs, (dd) was the total amount paid, (ee) was the purpose of the payments and (ff) is the detailed breakdown of such payments?

Reply:

DEPARTMENT

(1)

(a)

Not applicable

 

(b)

No

   

(i)

No

   

(ii)

No

     

(aa)

None

     

(bb)

R NIL

     

(cc)

Not applicable

     

(dd)

R NIL

     

(ee)

Not applicable

     

(ff)

Not applicable

ALEXKOR SOC LIMITED:

(1)

(a)

Not applicable

 

(b)

No

   

(i)

No

   

(ii)

No

     

(aa)

None

     

(bb)

R NIL

     

(cc)

Not applicable

     

(dd)

R NIL

     

(ee)

Not applicable

     

(ff)

Not applicable

DENELSOC LIMITED:

(1)

(a)

Not applicable

 

(b)

No

   

(i)

No

   

(ii)

No

     

(aa)

None

     

(bb)

R NIL

     

(cc)

Not applicable

     

(dd)

R NIL

     

(ee)

Not applicable

     

(ff)

Not applicable

ESKOM SOC LTD

(a) For Department of Public Enterprises

(b)(i) No services were procured by Eskom from Bell Pottinger. Eskom has not raised

a need that would require Commercial to procure any services from the Bell Pottinger.

(b)(ii) Eskom procured public relations services and made payments to these four (4)

Public relations firms, namely Global Interface; Grounded Media, Zen One and Edelman.

(b)(ii)(aa) The services procured from Global Interface for each of the three campaigns

were:

  • Account management,
  • PR strategy,
  • Media Relations,
  • PR collateral/ content development,
  • Social and web based PR,
  • Activations and experimental campaigns.

The services procured from Grounded Media for each of the three campaigns were:

  • Account management,
  • PR strategy, Media Relations,
  • PR collateral / content development,
  • Social and web based PR,
  • Activations and experimental campaigns.

The services procured from Zen One for one campaign was:

  • Account management,
  • PR strategy, Media Relations,
  • PR collateral / content development,
  • Social and web based PR,
  • Activations and experimental campaigns.

The services procured from Edelman were:

  • Account management,
  • PR strategy,
  • Media Relations,
  • PR collateral / content development,
  • Social and web based PR,
  • Activations and experimental campaigns,
  • Reputation Management,
  • Stakeholder Management,
  • Issues/crisis management,
  • Media training,
  • Strategic council and advice to board and EXCO,
  • Investor relations

(b)(ii)(bb)

The table below shows total budgeted costs per public relation firm for financial year 2016/2017:

Global Interface

Grounded Media

Zen One

Edelman

R 24 583 753.67

R 18 103 032.45

R 8 256 412.91

R 82 992.00

(b)(ii)(cc)

The detailed breakdown of costs per public relation firm per campaign for financial year 2016/2017:

  • Global Interface
    • Eskom Brand Campaign - R7 081 402.27
    • Operation Khanyisa – R9 107 796.25
    • EOESLIP (Soweto, Midrand and Sandton smart split metering) – R8 394 555.15
  • Grounded Media
    • Eskom Development Foundation (CSI) – R12 422 887.37
    • Public Safety campaign – R2 913 701.08
    • All other campaigns – R2 766 444.00
  • Zen One
    • Integrated Demand Management Campaign (including power alert) – R8 256 412.91
  • Edelman
    • Speech writing – R82 992.00

(dd)(ii)

The total amounts paid to each public relation firms is as per (bb) above.

(ee)(ii)

The payments were processed in order to reimburse the agencies for the services rendered as described in (b)(ii)(aa) above.

(ff)(ii)

The breakdown of payments is as per (b)(ii)(cc) above.

SAFCOL SOC LIMITED:

(1)

(a)

Not applicable

 

(b)

No

   

(i)

No

   

(ii)

No

     

(aa)

None

     

(bb)

R NIL

     

(cc)

Not applicable

     

(dd)

R NIL

     

(ee)

Not applicable

     

(ff)

Not applicable

SAX SOC LTD

SAX Express has never procured the services of Bell Pottinger and no payments were made thereof. SAX has never required the services of this company.

(b)

No

 

(i)

No

 

(ii)

No

   

(aa)

None

   

(bb)

R NIL

   

(cc)

Not applicable

   

(dd)

R NIL

   

(ee)

Not applicable

   

(ff)

Not applicable

TRANSNET SOC LTD

(1)(b)(i) Transnet has not made any payment to Bell Pottinger. The company is not on the list of Transnet’s service providers.

(1)(b)(ii) Refer to “Annexure A” for further information on other public relations firms utilized by Transnet. The information provided is for the last three financial years.

Remarks:

   

Reply: Approved / Not Approved

       

Mr Mogokare Richard Seleke

   

Ms Lynne Brown, MP

 

Director-General

   

Minister of Public Enterprises

Date:

   

Date:

06 September 2017 - NW2103

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Hlophe, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesQUESTION

What are the details of the content of input supply packages of the farmer support programmes in terms of fertilisers, seeds, type of crops and agrochemicals?

Reply:

The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) guides that the input support program must be needs-driven, flexible and easy to access, and should provide resources based on the quality of the project or farm proposals. As a result, there is no one size fits all input support package that is provided, but the farmer receives the inputs based on the technical assessment reports and needs identified. E.g. one farmer may receive seeds, fertilizer, chemicals and diesel and the other farmer may need only seeds and fertilizer.

The production inputs includes seed, fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides and fuel for crop production and animal fodder including licks, animal medicine and vaccines, and insecticides (dips) for animal production.

The crops that are supported are guided by the prioritised commodities in the Agriculture Policy Action Plan implemented through the Revitalization of the Agriculture and Agro-processing Value Chains. The crops prioritized are the following:

a) Grains (Maize, wheat, beans, sorghum)

b) Sunflower

c) Vegetables

d) Fruits

e) Sugarcane

f) Macadamia nuts

g) Rooibos tea

06 September 2017 - NW2531

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) Which Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) have been signed by (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him in the past three financial years, (b) with whom have they been signed, (c) what are the reasons for MOU in each instance, (d) what processes, procedures and mechanisms exists to ensure that the MOUs are met , (e)(i) which MOUs have not been adhered to, (ii) what are the reasons for this and (iii) what has been done to ensure that it is not repeated and (f) what are the financial implications of each MOU in each instance?

Reply:

List of International Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) signed by the Department of Transport from 1 January 2014 to 2017

Date signed

Country

Title of agreement

Entry into force:

       

2012-08- 29

DRC: Aeronautical Authority SA

Aeronautical Authority

Memorandum of Understanding on Air Transport Agreement between Aeronautical Authority (South Africa) and Aeronautical Authority (Democratic Republic of Congo)

2012-08-29

2014- 02/ 21

Sri Lanka

Bilateral Air Services Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

2014-12-17

2014-07-07

Botswana

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Republic of Botswana regarding the Road and Bridge Infrastructure Development Initiative

2014-07-07

2015-06-18

France

Agreement in the Area of Transport between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the French Republic

Not in force

2015-06-22

USA

Memorandum of Cooperation between the Department of Transport of the Republic of South Africa and the Department of Transportation of the United States of America on Cooperation in the Field of Transportation

2015-06-22

2015-07-03

Benin

Agreement for the Cooperation in Transport Related Matters between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Republic of Benin

2015-07-03

2015-07-03

Benin

Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Republic of Benin in Respect of the Project of Construction and Development of the International Airport of Glo-Djigbe

2015-07-03

2015-08-25

South Sudan

Bilateral Air Services Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Republic of South Sudan

Not in force

2015-10-16

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Bilateral Air Services Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Not in force

2016-03-30

Uganda

Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Republic of Uganda on Cooperation in the Transport Related Matters

 

2016-03-30

2016-10-13

Namibia

Bilateral Air Services Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Republic of Namibia

Not in force

2016-11-03

Zimbabwe

Bilateral Air Services Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe

Not in force

2017-01-20

Chad

Bilateral Air Services Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Republic of Chad

Not in force

2017-05-11

Tanzania

Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania on Cooperation in Transport Related Matters

2017-05-11

2016-10-11

Kenya

Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Republic of Kenya concerning the Development and Implementation of Lapsset Corridor Projects in the Republic of Kenya

2016-10-11

Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited (ACSA)

See attached

Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS)

 

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDINGS ENTERED BY ATNS IN THE LAST THREE YEARS

Item

Contracting Parties

Nature of contract

Contract summary

Commencement date

1.

Thashani Trading Enterprises (Pty) Ltd

MOU

To request the chief finance officer to approve the appointment of Thashani Trading Enterprise as a Service Provider.

28-Feb-15

2.

Info Guardian (Pty) Ltd

MOU

Contract for trend Antivirus support.

29-Jul-15

3.

Giftbucks (Pty) Ltd

MOU

Designing and implementing a recognition scheme for ATNS.

01-Sep-15

4.

The HR Touch (Pty) Ltd

MOU

For assisting ATNS with the recruitment of its Executive staff.

01-Oct-15

5.

Knowledge Integrated Dynamics (Pty) Ltd

MOU

For facilitating the business intelligence workshop for ATNS.

13-Oct-15

6.

The International Civil Aviation Organization

MOU

Regional Training Centres of Excellence.

19-Oct-15

7.

International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)

MOU

For the recognition of ATNS as an ICAO Regional Training Centre of Excellence (RTCE).

19-Oct-15

8.

Road Refurbishment (Pty) Ltd

MOU

Maintenance contract for the Belzberg radar site access road.

01-Nov-15

9.

Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana

MOU

For the provision of developing a mutually beneficial business relationship.

10-Nov-15

10.

International Civil Aviation Organization African Regional Monitoring Agency (ARMA)

MOU

For the provision to establish the ICAO AFI Region Monitoring Agency.

26-Jun-17

11.

Interim South African Development Community Aviation Safety Organisation (ISASO)

MOU

For the provision of resources for training purposes for ATNS.

15-Mar-17

12.

Aew Solutions (Pty) Ltd

MOU

Collecting and disposing of electronic waste for ATNS.

01-Feb-16

13.

TO70 Consultancy

MOU

For Co-operation in ATM related projects in Africa.

10-Feb-16

14.

SITE (State Information Technology Agency Engagement Contract)

MOU

Providing ATNS with IT infrastructure and services.

8-Mar-16

15.

South African Space Agency (SANSA)

MOU

To ensure that south Africa aligns itself with global initiatives.

20-May-16

16.

Zambia Airports Corporation Limited

MOU

Aimed at developing a fruitful co-operation in the area of air navigation services.

13-Oct-16

17.

Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL)

MOU

For the development of a fruitful co-operation in air navigation services.

03-Feb-17

18.

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

MOU

For the discussions relating to a possible collaboration in research.

9-May-17

19.

Department of Transport

MOU

For the provision of the Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR).

2-Jun-17

20.

Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA)

MOU

For the co-operation of air traffic navigation services including aeronautical world geodetic surveys, billing and collection services

15-Jun-17

21.

Department of Transport (SASAR)

MOU

For the provision of aeronautical and maritime search and rescue (AMSAR) Services.

28-Jun-17

22.

Thusani Foundation (NPO)

MOU

For the empowerment of under privileged youth to realise their full potential in the area of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

8-Aug-17

Ports Regulator of South Africa (PRSA)

(ii) The Ports Regulator of South Africa has signed 2 MOUs within the past 3 years

(b) The MOUs were with the Competition Commission as well as the National Transport Forum (NTF).

(c) The MOU with the Competition Commission is a requirement of the National Ports Act (12 of 2005), s30(2)(b), and is required to co-ordinate and harmonise the exercise of jurisdiction over competition matters, and to ensure consistent application of the principles of the National Ports Act. The MOU with the NTF was a request from the DOT, in order to harmonise cooperation between its stakeholders in delivering on the department’s mandate and to create a discussion platform to address transport issues facing South Africa in general.

(d) Each MOU outlines processes, procedures, and mechanisms to ensure that MOUs are met.

(e) All MOUs have been adhered to.

(f) There are no direct financial implications in the 2 Ports Regulator MOUs except the costs of occasional meetings and interactions and associated travel costs, which are not known until they are required.

Cross-Border Road Transport Agency

  1. (ii) The MOUs that have been signed in the past three financial years are listed in table below:
  1. Stakeholder

Date signed

  1. Mpumalanga Department of Roads & Transport

July 2014

  1. Limpopo Department of Roads & Transport

August 2014

  1. DHA

March 2016

  1. Ekurhuleni Municipality

May 2014

  1. RAF

June 2014

 

  1. Reasons for the signing of the MOUs are exchange of information sharing, collaboration, training, sharing of resources.
  2. The MoUs are implemented through forums e.g. municipal forums; joint law enforcement operations, Border Management Authority structures and through information sharing.
  3. Not Applicable
  4. All the above MOUs have no financial implications.

Road Accident Fund

(a)(ii) The following MOUs[1] have been signed by the Road Accident Fund (RAF) in the past three financial years,

(b) with the following:

(c) in each instance the reason for the MOU is,

(d) the following processes, procedures and mechanisms exist to ensure that the MOUs are met,

North West Department of Human Settlement, Public Safety and Liaison

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on road safety initiatives

Operationalisation Plans are put in place with specific deliverables. If there is non-compliance with the terms of the MOU the respective relationship managers of the parties to the MOU may engage each other in an effort to address any non-compliance with the terms of the MOU. Where efforts to address non-compliance are unsuccessful the matter can be escalated to an appropriate level in an effort to resolve the non-compliance,

Limpopo Department of Roads and Transport (LDRT)

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on road safety initiatives

 

Eastern Cape Department of Transport

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on road safety initiatives

 

Northern Cape Department of Transport and Community Safety

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on road safety initiatives

 

Gauteng Department of Community Safety

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on road safety initiatives

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal Department of Transport

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on road safety initiatives

 

Western Cape Department of Transport

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on road safety initiatives

 

Free State Department of Road and Transport

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on road safety initiatives

 

Mpumalanga Department of Health

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on prevention of fraud and corruption

 

Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on road safety initiatives

 

Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD)

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on road safety initiatives

 

Hibiscus Municipality

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on road safety initiatives

 

South African Social Security Agency (SASSA)

information sharing and collaboration on claim processing

 

Road Transport Management Cooperation (RTMC)

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on road safety initiatives

 

Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA)

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on road safety initiatives

 

Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA)

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on road safety initiatives

 

Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS)

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on initiatives of mutual interest

 

Railway Safety Regulator (RSR)

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on road safety initiatives

 

Transnet

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on activities on mutual benefit

 

Compensation Fund (CF)

information sharing and collaboration on fraud and corruption initiatives

 

South Africa Local Government Association (SALGA)

promotion of RAF services and collaboration on activities of mutual benefit

 

Autopax

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on road safety initiatives

 

Financial Services Board (FSB)

collaboration on financial education to claimants

 

Special Investigation Union (SIU)

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on fraud and corruption initiatives

 

KZN Department of Health

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on prevention of fraud and corruption

 

South African Revenue Services (SARS)

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on prevention of fraud and corruption.

 

Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on road safety initiatives

 

Emfuleni Local Municipality

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on road safety initiatives

 

Eastern Cape Department of Health

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on prevention of fraud and corruption

 

Free State Department of Health

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on prevention of fraud and corruption

 

Gauteng Department of Health

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on prevention of fraud and corruption

 

National Youth Development Agency (NYDA)

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on road safety initiatives

 

Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF)

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on prevention of fraud and corruption

 

South African Insurance Crime Bureau (SAICB)

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on fraud and corruption initiatives

 

Quadriplegic Association of South Africa (QASA)

information sharing and collaboration on road safety and other initiatives of mutual interest

 

Maponya 911 Ambulance

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on road safety initiatives

 

National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA)

information sharing and collaboration on activities of mutual interest

 

SA Taxi

collaboration on road safety promotion initiatives

 

AmaWheelies

collaboration on road safety promotion initiatives

 

South African Road Freight Association

collaboration on road safety promotion initiatives.

 

Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP)

collaboration on road safety promotion initiatives

 

Road Safety Awareness Africa (RSAA)

collaboration on road safety promotion initiatives

 

1Life Cycling Academy

collaboration on road safety promotion initiatives

 

N3 Toll

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on road safety initiatives.

 

Bakwena N1 & N12 Toll

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on road safety initiatives

 

BusaMed

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on prevention of fraud and corruption

 

Life Group Hospitals

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on prevention of fraud and corruption.

 

South African Youth Council (SAYC)

collaboration on road safety promotion initiatives

 

Road Safety Awareness, SA

collaboration on road safety promotion initiatives

 

KwaZulu Natal Law Society

information sharing in support of claim processing and collaboration on prevention of fraud and corruption

 

(e)(i) all MOUs have been adhered to, consequently questions (ii) and (iii) are not applicable, and (f) there are no financial implications in respect of the MOUs.

Road Traffic Infringement Agency

  1. (ii) Road Traffic Infringement Agency an Entity of the Department of Transport.
  1. With whom have they been signed?
  2. Department of Small Business Development,
  3. Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA),
  4. Monash University, and
  5. NICSA.
  1. What are the reasons for MoU in each instance?
  2. Department of Small Business Development,
  • Purpose: Financial leverage for the implementation of the Enterprise Development Programme
  1. Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA),
  • Purpose: Financial leverage for the implementation of the driving simulators programme.
  1. Monash University, and
  • Purpose: Knowledge transfer programme for RTIA and other Transport Entities’ employees
  1. NICSA.
  • Purpose: Educate members of the public about road safety and their responsibilities as road users; Provide spiritual and moral support to victims of road accidents; and to establish road safety ambassadors.
  1. What processes, procedures and mechanisms exist to ensure that the MoUs are met?
  • Steering Committees and Inter-Agency structures have been established to oversee implementation of these MoUs
  1. (i) Which MoUs have not been adhered to?
  • None

(ii) What are the reasons for this?

  • N/A in all four MoUs.

(iii) What has been done to ensure that it is not repeated?

  • N/A in all four MoUs.
  1. What are the financial implications of each MoU in each instance?
  2. Department of Small Business Development,
  • R180m (joint contribution by RTIA and DSBD)

ii. Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA),

  • R10m allocated

iii. Monash University, and

  • N/A

iv. NICSA.

  • N/A

Road Traffic Management Corporation

(a)(i) RTMC has an MoU with the (b) CSIR (c) for collaborations on Research projects, (d) The processes in the MOU that ensure adherence and control include:

  1. Appointment of accountable Project Managers
  2. Escalation Clause
  3. Agreement on a project by project basis which would entail the Service Level Agreement
  4. Project proposals are taken through a Bid Adjudication Process to ensure adherence to the PFMA

(f) R906 000 was paid to CSIR during 2015/16 financial year in this regard

South African National Roads Agency Limited

For the financial Year 2014/2015

  1. EThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  1. Cost sharing for upgraded interchange on N3 at Hammarsdale
  2. Clause 10 – Breach

Clause 14 – Dispute resolution (Inter-governmental dispute resolution mechanism, failing which by adjudication

  1. (i) None

(ii) Refer to answer provided in (e) (i) above

(iii) Refer to answer provided in (e) (i) above

  1. R 93,5 million (ninety three and a half million) EThekwini has made financial contribution in tranches in terms of this Agreement.

For the financial year 2015/2016

  1. Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA)
  1. To promote a coherent and effective quality assurance system for education and training in the transport sector
  2. (-) Development of standard operating procedures for implementing this memorandum;

(-) Holding of regular meetings to monitor implementation of the MOU

  1. (i) None

(ii) Refer to reply provided in (e) (i) above

(iii) Refer to reply provided in (e) (i) above

  1. Not specified, however parties recognised that they are responsible for financing their own quality assurance functions and activities with respect to their constituent training providers.
  1. Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency
  1. Condition of Environmental Authorization for N2 Wild Coast Toll Road requires a Biodiversity Offset Agreement to be signed before commencement of construction of the Greenfield section of the N2.
  2. The Agreement provides for monitoring through regular progress reports, expenditure and budgeting plans by ECPTA.
  3. (i) None

(ii) Refer to reply provided in (e) (i) above

(iii) Refer to reply provided in (e) (i) above

  1. R370 (three hundred and seventy) million rands over 10 years

For the financial year 2016/2017

  1. Human Development Agency (HDA)
  1. A portion of the Greenfield N2 Road alignment was illegally occupied. The HDA committed to the management and the subsequent relocation of the occupants of the unbuilt N2 road reserve to a permanent or alternative accommodation upon securing funds for land acquisition and the subsequent development thereof. The HDA shall liaise with the Department of Human Settlements in order to secure for the acquisition and the subsequent development of land for the resettlement of the occupants.
  2. The implementation of this Agreement is overseen and monitored by a working group that meets monthly.
  3. (i) None

(ii) Refer to reply provided in (e) (i) above

(iii) Refer to reply provided in (e) (i) above

  1. In consideration for the fulfilment by the HDA of its obligations in terms of this agreement, SANRAL has paid the HDA a total amount of R409 402.35 from August 2016 to July 2017.
  1. Maluti a Phofung Local Municipality (MAP)
  1. Reconstruction of the single lane Wilge River bridge providing two way traffic linking the new N5 interchange to the Harrismith CBD. MAP to contribute 50% of cost of new bridge
  2. (-) Clause 10 – Breach

(-)Clause 14 – Dispute resolution (Inter-governmental dispute resolution mechanism, failing which by adjudication). Payments are split over three financial years. Thus far MAP have not contributed. Project is due for completion in March 2018.

  1. (i) None

(ii) Refer to reply provided in (e) (i) above

(iii) Refer to reply provided in (e) (i) above

  1. R8,151 (eight million one hundred and fifty one thousand rands)
  1. Mpofana Municipality
  1. Overload control enforcement at the Mooi River Traffic Control Centre
  2. (-) Clause 13 – Breach

(-) Clause 18 – Dispute resolution (Inter-governmental dispute resolution mechanism, failing which by adjudication)

  1. (i) None

(ii) Refer to reply provided in (e) (i) above

(iii) Refer to reply provided in (e) (i) above

  1. R0, 35 million/month over three years. SANRAL makes payments monthly over three financial years.

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

  1. (i), Not applicable. Details pertaining to (ii), (b), (c), (d), (e) (i), (ii), (iii), and (f), are covered in the table below:

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)

(a)(ii) / (b) / (c) / (d)

  1. Memorandum of Action (MOA) signed between PRASA and the City of Cape Town, May 2015:
    1. The MOA is the outcome of ongoing deliberations between the parties to build a strong implementation oriented partnership to address service delivery imperatives. The objective being to facilitate the delivery of priority projects, programmes and interventions relating to:
      1. Infrastructure Investment
      2. Operations Management
      3. Strategic Investment Interventions
    2. The Land Transport Advisory Board (LTAB) and Intermodal Planning Committee (IPC) have been established in the City in terms of the National Land Transport Act. These multi-stakeholder structures are used as an ideal conduit to for PRASA and the City to work together in implementing the MOA. These formal structure with supporting working groups are scheduled to meet on a regular basis where progress is monitored.
    3. The financial implications of the MOA is linked to agreed priority projects, programmes and interventions.
  1. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between PRASA and the China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC), September 2016:
    1. The purpose of the MOU is to assist in establishing and developing cooperation between the parties in their respective capacities as state-owned entities in order to explore the possible funding and / or implementation of new projects in the rail transport sector in South Africa. The Moloto Rail Corridor Development is one such initiative where possible areas of cooperation is being explored.
    2. A Steering Committee has been established comprising, PRASA, CCCC, National Department of Transport, Treasury and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to:
      1. Oversee and manage the cooperation of the parties under this MOU.
      2. Ensure that the relationship between the parties is conducted within the prescripts of applicable legislation.
    3. Funding / implementation models is being explored, guided by relevant South African laws and regulation. Each party is responsible for their own costs associated with tasks emanating from the MOU / Steering Committee.
  1. Memorandum of Understanding signed between PRASA and SNCF, March 2017
    1. The purpose of the MOU is to assist in establishing and developing cooperation between the parties in their respective capacities as state-owned entities in the rail sector. SNCF is France's national state-owned railway company that operates and maintains the French national rail network.
    2. The focus of the cooperation, during the rail renewal and modernisation phase, will be on key areas including managing organisational risks, safety management, compatibility between the new rolling stock and existing and new infrastructure, maintenance approach, life cycle optimisation, support infrastructure, training, change management and communications.
    3. The MOU makes provision for the establishment of a Steering Committee to:
      1. Oversee and manage the cooperation of the parties under this MOU.
      2. Ensure that the relationship between the parties is conducted within the prescripts of applicable legislation.
    4. Each party is responsible for their own costs associated with tasks emanating from the MOU / Steering Committee.
  1. Memorandum of Action signed between PRASA and the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, April 2017
    1. The purpose of the MOU is to restructure and formalise the liaison between the parties relating to passenger rail matters in line with legal provisions and agreed liaison protocols.
    2. The formalisation of the Rail Steering Committee and Sub committees with clear terms of reference is aimed at enhancing cooperation and coordination of transport activities in Ekurhuleni.
    3. The costs associated with the involvement of officials in these structures are borne by the respective parties.

Railway Safety Regulator (RSR)

(ii) To date the following MOUs have been signed by the RSR with Organs of State:

(b) Department of Labour;

  • National Department of Safety and Security;
  • National Nuclear Regulator;
  • Department of Mineral Resources;
  • Department of Environmental Affairs;
  • Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs;
  • Road Traffic Management Co-operation;
  • Transportation Education and Training Authority; and
  • Road Rail Association;
  • Chemical and Allied Industry Association; and
  • Heritage Rail Association of South Africa.
  • South African National Accreditation System.

(c)

  • Department of Environmental Affairs:

To collaborate on environmental issues within the railway space;

  • South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) :

To support the RSR with regards to the introduction of the regulations to monitor the suppliers of the safety critical equipment and services to the railway industry;

  • Department of Labour (DoL);

To establish a formal working relationship between DoL and the RSR on areas of common or mutual interest and where parties have concurrent jurisdiction to ensure occupational health and safety and operational safety within the Railway environment.

  • National Nuclear Regulator (NNR);

To provide for a working relationship between NNR and the RSR with regards to rail transportation of radioactive materials.

  • National Department of Safety and Security;

To give effect to the principles of co-operative governance and intergovernmental relations contemplated in the constitution of the republic of South Africa, 1996, in particular cooperation between organs of state on which functions in respect of railway safety, security and policing are conferred.

  • Department of Mineral Resources (DMR);

To establish a formal working relationship between DMR and the RSR on areas of common or mutual interest and where parties have concurrent jurisdiction and where there is overlap between surface railway (operational safety) and occupational health and safety with the mining environment.

  • Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA);

To formalize the relationship between the RSR and the COGTA on issues of disaster management and municipal rail infrastructure as it relates to safe railway operations.

  • Road Traffic Management Co-operation (RTMC);

To formalize the relationship between the RSR and the RTMC on issues of training, level crossings and road/ rail interface.

  • Transportation Education and Training Authority (TETA);

To establish a formal working relationship between the RSR and TETA regarding rail related training including; safety related work, skills development, critical and scarce skills, and rail related qualification(s).

  • Road Rail Association (RRA);

To formalize the relationship between the RSR and the RRA regarding the development of Industry and National STANDARDS. .

  • Chemical and Allied Industry Association (CAIA);

Certain Railway Operators as well as Consignees and Consignors of dangerous goods are members of CAIA and this MoU provides for a formal relationship between the RSR and CAIA regarding the safe transportation and handling of dangerous goods by rail.

  • Heritage Rail Association of South Africa (HRSA).

To establish a formal working relationship between HRSA and the RSR on areas of common or mutual interest.

  • Operation Lifesaver

The purpose of this agreement is to support the institutional growth and sustainability of the RSR mainly, in the area of education and awareness. Through this agreement, the RSR aims to resolve the five focus areas which are derailments, people struck by trains, collisions, level crossing incidents and platform train interface and train surfing. OLI will assist towards the achievement of the RSR’s mandate in as far as the education and awareness is concerned.

This agreement will allow the RSR as the OLI’s member country to extend its network to railway operators and associations in the SADC and the rest of Africa.

  • The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) / Business Sweden (the Swedish Trade and Invest Council)

Establish attractive investor markets by providing innovative railway safety assurance services and products; and to

Gain a better understanding of the opportunities for Private Public Partnerships with industry. The scope of the collaboration will combine the following resources: market intelligence, networks within the SADC region with RSR’s technical expertise, Swedish and South African networks to conduct technical assessments in specific markets to gain understandings of opportunities in the fields of common interest.

(d)

  • Specific responsibilities of the signatories to the MoU’s and the areas of collaboration have been specified within the MOUs.
  • Regular meetings are held between the RSR and its MoU partners to execute collaboration activities, monitor progress on the collaboration initiatives and to discuss areas of further collaboration

 

 

(e)(i)

None. The RSR enjoys co-operation from its MOU partners and this plays an important role to ensure safe railway operations. Officials from the Department of Labour and the Department of Safety and Security have also been appointed to serve on the RSR Board of Directors, the thereby giving strategic inputs to the RSR in the areas of Occupational Health and Safety and the Organizational and Personal Safety.

(ii)

Refer to (e) (i) above.

(iii)

Refer to (e) (i) above.

(F)

There are no negative financial implications. The MOU partners collaborate on activities of mutual interest, which are part of the deliverables of each individual partner. The MOU in each case assist through leveraging on each other’s existing resources/strength for mutual benefit. This results in efficiencies and cost savings.

South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)

(a,(i); b, c, d, e (I, ii, iii) and f)

(a) Which Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) have been signed by

SAMSA- Management of the Fisheries Vessels

(i) SAMSA

(b) With whom have they been signed, Department of Agriculture forestry and fisheries

(c) What are the reasons for MOU in each instance, at the request of DAFF, Market failure imminent due to the vessels not being operational, No suitable management company sourced by the DAFF.

(d) What processes, procedures and mechanisms exists to ensure that the MOUs are met, Signed SLA

(e) None

(i) Which MOUs have not been adhered to, none

(ii) What are the reasons for this and not applicable

(iii) What has been done to ensure that it is not repeated not applicable and

(f) What are the financial implications of each MOU in each instance? No negative financial implication- User Pays model

05 September 2017 - NW1955

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

How many drug-related cases from the Norkem Park Police Station in Gauteng (a) went to court and (b) ended in successful convictions in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

(a) 177 drug-related cases went to court, from the Norkem Park Police Station, in Gauteng.

(b) 22 drug-related cases ended in successful convictions, in the 2016/2017 financial year.

05 September 2017 - NW2023

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Police

(1)(a) In how many Integrated Community Registration Outreach Programme events did his department participate in the 2016-17 financial year, (b) on what date did each event take place and (c) in which (i) province, (ii) municipality and (iii) ward did each event take place; (2) whether his department incurred any costs to participate in the specified events; if so, what was the total amount incurred in respect of each event

Reply:

(1)(a)(b)(c)(i)(ii)(iii) and (2)

(1)(a) NUMBER

(1)(b)

DATE

(1)(c)(i) PROVINCE

(1)(c)(ii) MUNICIPALITY

(1)(c)(iii) WARD

(2)

BUDGET

3

2016-04-12

Eastern Cape

Ngqushwa

Ward 6

*R493 170,50

 

2016-07-19

 

Mbizana

Ward 25

*R467 481,04

 

2016-11-18

 

King Sabata Dutywa

Ward 31

*R4 543 693,00

2

2016-04-01

Free State

Mathjabeng

Ward 22

*R222 228,00

 

2016-08-12

 

Maluti A Phofung

Ward 6

*R476 564,80

0

-

Gauteng

-

-

No cost

1

2016-09-29

KwaZulu-Natal

Ethekwini

Ward 2

*R750 000,00

1

2016-11-05

Limpopo

Belabela

Ward 3

*R462 550,00

2

 

2016-06-24

Mpumalanga

Emalahleni Local Municipality

Ward 30

R500 000,00

 

2016-11-14

 

Thembisile Hani Municipality

Ward 01

*R1 208 624,79

4

2016-11-30

North West

Ratlou Local Municipality

Ward 2

*R53 600,00

 

2017-01-27

 

Rusternburg Local Municipality

Ward 44

*R1 320 500,00

 

2017-03-17

 

Madibeng Local Municipality

Ward 12

*R371 490,00

 

2016-12-02

 

Ratlou Local Municipality

Ward 10

*R354 875,00

7

2016-05-11

Northern Cape

Sol Plattjie

Ward 14

*R30 000,00

 

2016-05-12

 

Dikgatlong

Ward 2

*R21 000,00

 

2016-06-23

 

Kail Garip

Ward 01

*R480 163,27

 

2016-08-31

 

Sol Plaatjie

Ward 11

*R43 000,00

 

2016-09-21

 

Sol Plaatjie

Ward 16

*R4 800,00

 

2016-11-15

 

Emthanjeni

Ward 3

*R337 015,00

 

2017-03-24

 

Kai Garip

Ward 4

*R499 000,00

(1)(a) NUMBER

(1)(b)

DATE

(1)(c)(i) PROVINCE

(1)(c)(ii) MUNICIPALITY

(1)(c)(iii) WARD

(2)

BUDGET

8

2016-04-18

Western Cape

Nyanga Browns farm

Ward 34

*R230 513,00

 

2016-05-27

 

Khayelitsha Site C

Ward 18

*R490 038,00

**R315 514,00

 

2016-10-05

 

Nyanga Browns Farm

Ward 80

*R1 575,00

 

2016-11-02

 

Oudtshoorn Bongolethu

Ward 4 & 8

*R406,570,00

 

2016-11-09

 

Nyanga ( Browns farm )

Ward 37

*R7 050,00

 

2016-12-08

 

Belhar

Ward 22

*R159 976,00

 

2016-12-09

 

Delft

Ward 13

*R496 370,00

**R164 890,00

 

2017-03-25

 

Dysselsdorp

Ward 10

*R442 120,00

PROVINCIAL

**R480 404,00

NATIONAL

*R14 873 967,40

TOTAL

R15 354 371,40

* National Budget

**Provincial Budget

05 September 2017 - NW2086

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any entities reporting to him are funding, including by way of discretionary funding, any institution of research and development (i) domestically and/or (ii) internationally; if so, (aa)(aaa) what are the names of the specified institutions and (bbb) what are their functions, (bb) from what date has his department or any entity reporting to him been funding them and (cc) what amount has his department contributed towards such funding?

Reply:

(a)(i)(ii)(aa)(aaa)(bbb)(bb)(cc) The South African Police Service (SAPS), is not currently funding any institution of research and development, domestically and/or internationally.

It is, however, of importance to note the existence of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), which was concluded on 18 February 2014, between the SAPS and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The MOA was realised, as a result of the need by the SAPS to access scientific and engineering expertise. This was to support both the operational and strategic components, in responding to the strategic objectives and priorities of the SAPS, which includes the modernisation of various aspects of policing. This is based on a quotation basis for a specific service, when requested.

(b) For a reply by the entities reporting to the Minister of Police.

05 September 2017 - NW2179

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What amounts has (a) his department and/or (b) any of the entities reporting to him spent on legal fees on behalf of the former National Police Commissioner, Ms Riah Phiyega, in her review application against the findings of the Farlam Commission; (2) what is the basis on which the legal fees for the said review application was paid on behalf of the specified person?

Reply:

(1)(a)(b) The amount to be paid by the State Attorney, is R599 277,50.

(2) Legal fees were paid, since the findings made by the Farlam Commission were as a result of the position that former General Phiyega held. Due to her position as National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), it was decided to provide legal representation at State cost for her review proceedings.

05 September 2017 - NW2181

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

Has a certain person (name and details furnished) undergone any security clearance assessments; if not, why not; if so, in each case, (a) what was the date of the security clearance assessment and (b) what was the outcome?

Reply:

(a) and (b) Major General P M Mokushane’s application for Security Clearance was presented before the Security Vetting Panel (SVP) on 1 April 2015. Consideration whether to issue, deny or downgrade the clearance level applied for was presented. The panel established that there were outstanding results of a counter intelligence investigation, as per the SVP request of 26 May 2014. Furthermore, his personal documents, as prescribed by the National Strategic Intelligence Act 2002 (Act No 67 of 2002), had also not been received. As a consequence thereof, the SVP decided to issue a “NO CLEARANCE”.

On 9 February 2016 the application of the Major General was placed under review, at which stage the counter intelligence investigation results had been received to the effect that, the investigation against him had been “serious and sensitive”, and further that, no additional information could be exposed, with regard to the investigation. The outstanding personal documents, which included matric and tertiary qualifications, had still not been made available, rendering the SVP unable to form an objective opinion, with regard to his security competency. It was then agreed to issue a “NO CLEARANCE”.

05 September 2017 - NW2479

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Lotriet, Dr A to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(1) A preliminary investigation to establish the veracity of the allegations made in a protected disclosure has been instituted by the Minister of Science and Technology and the CSIR Board. The investigation is still underway and is expected to be concluded on or before December 2017.

Reply:

(a) The preliminary investigation is still underway and there are no outcomes;

(b) A preliminary investigation to establish the veracity of the allegations made in a protected disclosure has been instituted by the Minister of Science and Technology and CSIR Board.

05 September 2017 - NW2468

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Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

Why was an RDP house not built for a certain person (name and details) living in Umlazi, South of Durban was after his shack was demolished, while houses were built on the sites next to the site that was allocated to him?

Reply:

Honourable Member, the Department could not find any information using the ID number provided and efforts to gain more information from your office failed.

I am therefore requesting that you provide me with further details so that we can make the necessary intervention and assist to resolve the matter.

Further, cases such as these should concern all of us as public representatives and our first instinct should be to assist. I hope the Honourable Member has, beyond asking the question, provided some assistance and advice on what the person referred to should do while this matter is being investigated.

05 September 2017 - NW511

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Kruger, Mr HC to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

(1) Whether there are any vacancies in her department; if so, (a) which vacancies are key positions and (b) what effect do the vacancies in the specified key positions have on the execution of her department’s mandate; (2) whether there are any small business industrial parks and/or small business incubators in the (a) Dr J S Moroka Local Municipality and (b) Thembisile Hani Local Municipality; if so, what is the (a) status, (b) location and (c) number of small businesses that are assisted by her department in the specified municipalities; (3) (a) what is the total number of regulatory measures (Red Tape) that were removed or adjusted to ease the environment for small businesses in municipalities because of her department’s roll out of the red tape strategy for municipalities and (b) what are the further relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

(1) The structure of the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) currently shows 20 vacancies. Following the review of the first draft of the Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan submitted on 30 August 2016, the DSBD received feedback on 22 November 2016 from the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) and the National Treasury which required a fundamental review of the DSBD Strategy. The DSBD could not fill the Line Function posts due toj the methodology of “structure follows strategy”. The proposed structure (prepared for consultation with the DPSA) developed during 2016 had to be discarded. A business case for the new structure (in alignment with the revised strategy) will be prepared during the 2017/2018 financial year.

(a) The current structure shows the following funded vacant key positions:

(i) Deputy Director General (DDG): Enterprise Development & Entrepreneurship.

(ii) Deputy Director General: Co-operatives Development and Enterprise Competitiveness Support.

Kindly note that the designation of the two (2) funded DDG’s is likely to change.

(b) The Minister has appointed two Senior Managers to act in the above mentioned vacant DDG posts. The vacancies have, therefore, not severely impacted the functioning of the Department in terms of the execution of its mandate.

(2)(a)&(b) The pilot phase of the Enterprise Incubation Programme (EIP) ending 31 March 2017 has not received submissions from small business incubators in Dr J S Moroka Local Municipality and the Thembisile Hani Local Municipality. The has been no incubation from the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) nor any industrial park through the Department of Trade and Industry (thedti) in Dr J S Moroka Local Municipality and the Thembisile Hani Local Municipality

(c) The Informal and Micro Enterprise Development Proramme (IMEDP) has supported 43 businesses in Dr JS Moroka and 30 in the Thembisile Hani, to a total of 73 informal businesses in these two municipalities combined.

(3) (a) The DSBD is currently conducting the Red Tape Reduction programme in partnership with the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) as well as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) focusing on red tape reduction as experienced by small, micro and medium enterprises (SMMEs) and Co-operatives within the different municipalities. The regulatory and administrative burdens which are being addressed and removed are linked to the following seven indicators and associated legislation and regulations:

(i) Effectiveness of the complaints notification system as governed by the Municipal Systems Act;

(ii) Communication of relevant business information by municipalities to SMMEs and Co-operatives as governed by the Promotion of Access to Information Act;

(iii) Municipal building plan approval processes as governed by the National Building Standards Act, Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act as well as Municipal Services Charter;

(iv) Lengthy and inefficient supply chain management processes (which ultimately affects the 30-day payment system) relevant legislation would be the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA), Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) and Preferential Procurement Regulations;

(v) Municipal business registration and permits relevant legislation includes: Business Act, National Health Act, National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act including various by-laws that are relevant to the business licensing process, e.g. municipal by-law on food or tourism regulations;

(vi) Development and enforcement of municipal by-laws that promote business development, some of the relevant legislation include the Municipal Systems Act and Local Government Transition Act; and

(vii) Assessment of percentage spent in procurement from SMMEs and Co-operatives aligned to the PPPFA and MFMA and preferential procurement regulations.

Each of the above mentioned indicators has a specific number of legislation and regulations of which each municipality is responsible for assessing and ultimately removing as per specific municipal context and action plan.

(b) The DSBD is also conducting a national study on legislative and regulatory protocols impeding on SMMEs and Co-operatives, and the key focus areas of the study are: (i) registration and reporting under tax, company registration and labour laws; (ii) state procurement; (iii) construction; and (iv) broad-based black economic empowerment. The draft report will be finalised by the end March 2017.

05 September 2017 - NW1421

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Edwards, Ms J to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

(a) What number of cases of (i) fruitless, (ii) wasteful and (iii) irregular expenditure in her department were identified by the Auditor-General in the (aa) 2014-15, (bb) 2015-16 and (cc) 2016-17 financial years, (b) what was the amount in each case and (c) how much of the specified amount has been recovered in each case?

Reply:

Description

aa. 2014/2015

bb. 2015/2016

cc. 2016/2017

a. What number of cases of

     

(i) Fruitless

-

-

 

(ii) Wasteful

-

-

 

(iii) Irregular

-

1

 

b. What was the amount of each case?

     

(i) Fruitless

-

None

-

(ii) Wasteful

-

None

-

(iii) Irregular

-

R1 834 000*

-

c. How much of the specified amount has been recovered in each case?

     

(i) Fruitless

-

None

-

(ii) Wasteful

-

None

-

(iii) Irregular

-

None

*Related to the B'avumile training. The department did not comply with paragraph 3.4 of PN 8 of 2007/2008 which requires that for transactions with a value of and above R500 000.00 a competitive bidding process should be followed. An investigation into the matter was conducted and no official was found to have personally benefited and it was confirmed that the department derived value in the form of training provided to beneficiaries.

05 September 2017 - NW1594

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

Whether his department investigated the claims that were internationally reported by Al Jazeera, that a certain person (name and details furnished) is involved in rhino poaching; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Yes, the matter was investigated by Serious Organised Crime, per Enquiry No. 19/11/2016.

There is no evidence linking the person (name and details furnished) to rhino poaching activities.

05 September 2017 - NW2463

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

How much is currently owed to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme by students who have (a) graduated and (b) dropped out?

Reply:

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has provided the following information with respect to current debt. It must be noted that student debt is only repayable once the graduate or dropout is employed and earning in excess of R30 000 per annum.

Category

Amount Outstanding

  1. Graduates

R6.148 billion

  1. Drop outs

R4.002 billion

Total

R10.150 billion

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2463 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

05 September 2017 - NW2574

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Mokause, Ms M O to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

When are the application dates (a) opening and (b) closing for the board positions of all entities and councils reporting to her?

Reply:

I responded to a similar question from the Honourable Member on 30 June 2017 and indicated the terms of the Boards and Councils reporting to me. Please find enclosed a copy of the reply for ease of reference.

Currently, there are no new advertisements out for filling of any positions in Boards and Councils in my portfolio.

05 September 2017 - NW2060

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What is her department doing to stop the (a) contamination of our water supply such as rivers by municipalities and (b) flow of old motor oil from the notorious pavement mechanics into our water supply?

Reply:

 

(a) After communicating the Green Drop Progress Report Results of 2014, my Department prioritized 260 systems that are put under regulatory surveillance to monitor progress and reduction of risks identified in the report. Our Compliance team has audited 17 treatment works during this year (2017). Treatment works that do not comply are dealt with through Administrative Enforcement. This year, the Department of Water and Sanitation as well as the Department of Environmental Affairs will be conducting joint operations for certain priority treatment works.

(b) This specific form of pollution falls under the mandate of the National Department of Water and Sanitation, the Provincial Department of Environment (Waste and Pollution) as well as Local Government (Pollution and Storm Water Management). The Department's Directorate: Water Services Sector Development regularly updates model by-laws and shared with the Water Services Authorities to fine tune according to their municipal set up and industries/activities applicable in their area of operation and promulgated by respective council for implementation. Due to possible overlapping of mandates, my Department has not to date had an operation/project to raise awareness to address this matter. It will be tabled at Outcome 10 working group IV where the relevant parties can deliberate and bring a pragmatic plan of action to the table.

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05 September 2017 - NW2303

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)(a) What are the names of the deputy Directors-General in her department who are currently under suspension, (b) what are the reasons for their suspension and (c) what measures have been put in place to ensure that their directorates continue to function smoothly; (2) with reference to the undertaking made by her department in the portfolio committee meeting on 10 May 2017, will her department be able to deliver on its deadline for the publication of the Draft National Water and Sanitation Bill in August 2017?

Reply:

(1)(a) Currently the Deputy Director General under suspension is Mr Anil Singh.

(1)(b) Following allegations of misconduct by the Deputy Director-General, the Director-General decided to apply a precautionary suspension in terms of Chapter 7 of the SMS Handbook of the manager concerned pending an investigation into such allegations.

(1)(c) Arising from the suspension, the Director-General appointed a senior manager in an acting capacity as Deputy Director-General: Regulation whose responsibility it is to perform all the functions, duties and delegations pertaining to the post.

 

(2) No, the date for the publication of the Draft National Water and Sanitation Bill in August 2017 cannot be met due to the following:

The Bill was presented to the ESEID cluster on 19 July 2017, requesting approval for submission to Cabinet for Cabinet to approve the publication of the Bill in the government gazette for public comment.

The cluster recommended further consultation with all other government departments being members of both the ESEID and SPCHD clusters. The further consultation took place on 10 August 2017 and the Bill will be resubmitted to the cluster at the date to be specified. Only after Cabinet has approved, the Bill will be gazetted for public comments.

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05 September 2017 - NW2304

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Other than the recognition of the importance and value of South Africa’s strategic water source areas in the National Water Resources Strategy 2, what is her department doing to ensure that the water source areas are given effective legal protection through the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998?

Reply:

Chapter 3 of the National Water Act, 1998 makes provision for the protection of water resources. As part of protecting the water resources, the Minister is required to determine water resource classes and Resource Quality Objectives. The water source areas will therefore be protected by ensuring that they are prioritized for protection when determining the water resource classes and resource quality objectives. Once the class of a water resource and the resource quality objectives have been determined they are binding on all authorities and institutions when exercising any power or performing any duty under the National Water Act, 1998. The Department has regulatory measures in place, which include monthly water quality monitoring programmes in order to ensure that the levels of protection are maintained and any transgressors are dealt with accordingly.

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05 September 2017 - NW2348

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Baker, Ms TE to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Whether Magalies Water is paying for any courses or further studies of its (a) Chief Operating Officer and/or (b) Chief Executive Officer; if so, in each case, (i) what are the relevant details, (ii) at which institutions, (iii) what are the costs of the courses and/or studies and (iv) for what period of time?

Reply:

Yes, Magalies Water is paying for courses or further studies for the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Executive Officer for a Senior Executive Program-Africa: Harvard Business School in collaboration with Gordon Institute of Business Science. The total cost of the courses is R326 542.50 each (US$25,000/person) for the period 31/07/2017 to 01/12/2017. Below are further details regarding the courses as follows:

The Senior Executive Program-Africa is aimed at building exceptional leaders in the African continent. Harvard Business School Executive Education offers the Senior Executive Program - Africa, in partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) of Pretoria University in South Africa. It is designed to strengthen the leadership skills and build insight into local, regional, and global markets, the program explores the proven approaches of successful leaders in Africa and around the globe, preparing participants to compete effectively, seize the region's many growth opportunities, and sustain success for one’sorganisation.

The 2017 offering comprises a module in Kigali from 13 August to 18 August 2017; an independent work module from August 2017 to November 2017; and a module on the Harvard Business School campus in Boston from 26 November to 01 December 2017. It is intended to help participants build the knowledge, perspective, and confidence needed to lead more effectively and accelerate the company's growth. Participants also have the opportunity to share insights and learn from other senior leaders across Africa.

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05 September 2017 - NW1897

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

Whether (a) his department and (b) each entity reporting to him appointed transaction advisors for tenders in the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2016; if so, (i) who were the transaction advisors that were appointed for the tenders, (ii) for which tenders were they appointed, (iii) what was the pricing for the tenders in question and (iv) what amount were the transaction advisors paid?

Reply:

a) The South African Police Service (SAPS) did not appoint any transaction advisors for tenders during the period, 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2016.

b) For a reply by other entities who report to the Minister.

(i)(ii)(iii) and (iv) Not applicable.

05 September 2017 - NW1952

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Since his reply to question 1139 on 7 June 2017, what progress has been made in respect of CAS 567/03/2017 opened at Midrand; 2) have any of the computers stolen from the Office of the Chief Justice’s offices on 18 March 2017 been recovered; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) has the suspect which was arrested and subsequently remanded for further investigation been criminally charged; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) has (a) the Gauteng Provincial Investigation Unit and/or (b) any other unit in the SA Police Service made any further arrests; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) The case has been remanded in court. No further suspects could at this stage be linked to the case. Concerted efforts are being made to locate the stolen computers.

(2) None of the stolen computers have been recovered, thus far.

(3) Yes, the arrested suspect has been criminally charged and the case has been remanded to, 17 July 2017.

(4)(a)(b) Gauteng Provincial Investigation Unit has not made any further arrests. Currently, there is no evidence that links any other person to the case.

05 September 2017 - NW2184

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Police

(1)(a) How many operators are (i) employed to answer the 10111 emergency line and (ii) are on duty at any given time and (b) (i) what is the total number of vacancies that exist for operators answering the 10111 emergency line and (ii) what is the breakdown of that number (aa) nationally and (bb) in each province; (2) what is the average (a) waiting period for calls placed to the 10111 emergency line to be answered, (b) amount of times a call is transferred before a local police unit is dispatched and (c) time duration of a call placed to the 10111 emergency line from the time a call is placed to the time a police unit is dispatched?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i)(ii)(b)(i)(ii)(aa)(bb)

(1)(b)(ii)(aa)(bb) Province

(1)(a)(i)

Operators Employed

(1)(a)(ii)

Per Shift (12 hour shifts)

(1)(b)(i)

Vacancies

Gauteng

247

54

69

KwaZulu-Natal

113

18

21

Free State

50

11

0

Mpumalanga

43

12

0

Limpopo

49

10

7

North West

8

2

8

Northern Cape

29

5

64

Western Cape

76

11

9

Eastern Cape

139

31

106

Total

754

154

284

(2)

Province

(2)(a)

Average time

(2)(b)

Calls transferred

(2)(c)

Time duration

Gauteng

11 seconds

1 time

4 minutes

KwaZulu-Natal

7 seconds

1 time

3 minutes

Free State

7 seconds

1 time

4 minutes

Mpumalanga

7 seconds

1 time

4 minutes

Limpopo

19 seconds

1 time

5 minutes

North West

7 seconds

1 time

4 minutes

Northern Cape

7 seconds

1 time

5 minutes

Western Cape

7 seconds

1 time

5 minutes

Eastern Cape

7 seconds

1 time

5 minutes

05 September 2017 - NW2185

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to his reply to question 1042 on 13 June 2017, (a) what are the relevant details of (i) the incident(s) for which 18 members were suspended on 11 September 2012, and (ii) the incident(s) for which three members were suspended on 30 August 2012, (b) in each case, what is the current status of the disciplinary matter against the specified member(s)?

Reply:

(a) The Kwamaphumulo (KTA) and Stanger Taxi Associations (STA), in Kwazulu-Natal, have been embroiled in conflict that has claimed many casualties, amongst others, the killing of Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Chonco and Inkosi Mbongezi Zondi, an ex-member of the Cato Manor Organised Crime Unit.

Lt Col Chonco was appointed as the Provincial Co-ordinator and was tasked to investigate the taxi violence between the KTA and the STA.

On 27 August 2008, Lt Col Chonco was killed, whilst transporting accused persons to court. The KTA was suspected of being involved in the killing of the officer.

It is alleged that the killing of Lt Col Chonco had triggered the Cato Manor South African Police Service (SAPS) members’ elimination of all the persons suspected in the involvement of the death of Lt Col Chonco.

The 18 members who were suspended on 11 September 2012 and the three members who were suspended on 30 August 2012, respectively, are members of the Cato Manor SAPS, who were allegedly involved in the elimination of the suspects who were involved in the killing of Lt Col Chonco and Inkosi Mbongezi Zondi.

The disciplinary cases against the members, involve allegations of tampering with the murder scenes in Esikhaweni: CAS 103/04/2010, Durban Central: CAS 185/02/2009, Tongaat: CAS 190/03/2009, Durban North: CAS 69/07/2011 and Melmoth: CAS 142/11/2008.

(a)(i)(ii)The incidents relate to allegations that Cato Manor SAPS members shot and killed members of the community, who according to them, were suspects in the cases that they were investigating.

N.B. The three members attached to the National Intervention Unit (NIU), based in Durban, were involved in the same offences with the Cato Manor Organised Crime Unit. However, the NIU is a component reporting to the Division: Operational Response Services, while the 18 members are reporting to the Head: Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI).

(b) Melmoth CAS, 142/11/2008.

All the employees charged, were acquitted of the alleged misconduct.

Esikhawini, CAS 103/04/2010.

The disciplinary hearing was postponed indefinitely.

Tongaat, CAS 190/03/2009.

All employees have appeared before the Chairperson. The matter is postponed indefinitely for closing arguments.

Durban Central, CAS 185/02/2009.

All the witnesses have testified and the matter is still in progress.

Durban North, CAS 69/07/2011 and Durban North, CAS 71/07/2011.

The matter has not yet been placed on the court roll.

05 September 2017 - NW2186

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the Minister of Police

(a) How many instances of missing dockets have been reported 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, what are the relevant details pertaining to the (i) type of case, (ii) police station, (iii) circumstances under which the docket went missing, (iv) status of investigation into the loss of the docket and (v) consequences for the prosecution of the matter concerned?

Reply:

(a)(i)(aa)(bb)(cc)(ii)(b)(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v) The information is not readily available, as each case must be perused and verified. A request is hereby made for an extension, in order for the correct information to be provided.

05 September 2017 - NW2191

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Grootboom, Mr GA to ask the Minister of Police

What is the shortage of (a) public order policing vehicles and (b) trained public order policing unit members in the (i) Empangeni, (ii) Richard’s Bay, (iii) Melmoth, (iv) Esikhawini, (v) Eshowe and (vi) Mtunzini Police Stations?

Reply:

(a) Public Order Policing (POP) vehicles:

(i) Empangeni – Shortage of eight vehicles at POP Unit.

(ii) Richard’s Bay – No POP Unit.

(iii) Melmoth – No POP Unit.

(iv) Esikhawini – No POP Unit.

(v) Eshowe – No POP Unit.

(vi) Mtunzini – No POP Unit.

(b) Trained Public Order Policing unit members:

(i) Empangeni – No shortage of trained POP members.

(ii) Richard’s Bay – No POP Unit.

(iii) Melmoth – No POP Unit.

(iv) Esikhawini – No POP Unit.

(v) Eshowe – No POP Unit.

(vi) Mtunzini – No POP Unit.

The following Police Stations; (i) Empangeni, (ii) Richard’s Bay, (iii) Melmoth, (iv) Esikhawini, (v) Eshowe and (vi) Mtunzini, are serviced by the Empangeni POP Unit.

The shortage of vehicles at the Empangeni POP Unit, is eight vehicles, which are in the process of being boarded. There are 34 vehicles allocated to the unit, which is sufficient. However, the boarding of the eight vehicles causes a shortage, in terms of vehicles allocated, versus actual.

In terms of the Fixed Establishment (FE), there is no shortage of trained POP members, at the Empangeni POP Unit.

05 September 2017 - NW2657

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

Whether any official from his department attended a certain political party’s (name furnished) Study Group on Trade and Industry in 2017, if so, what (a) was the reason and (b) costs were incurred for attending each meeting?

Reply:

As mentioned previously the dti officials, including role-playing staff in the Ministry have attended study group meetings of the African National Congress. The participation of officials from the dti were limited to responding to technical queries e.g related to legislation. Upon invitation, officials only attended when they were in Cape Town for other purposes.

 

04 September 2017 - NW1572

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) is the average time period that police vehicles spend waiting for repairs and maintenance at Government garages in each province, (b) are the main reasons for the delays experienced and (c) plans have been put in place to reduce the delays in each case?

Reply:

(a) Performance benchmarks were implemented at all SAPS Garages, in order to ensure the timeous turnaround of SAPS vehicles, to ensure that adequate vehicles are available at all stations and units.

The following benchmarks were implemented and are monitored on a monthly basis:

(i) Opening and closing of job cards per garage within specific timeframes for the following types of repairs and services:

  • Accidents – 30 days;
  • Damages – 15 days;
  • Repairs – five days; and
  • Services – one day.

(ii) The set production standard of individual artisans per Garage is set at 90%.

(iii) The vehicle availability percentage is set at 86% for the entire SAPS.

(b) The supervision of the various processes at the SAPS Garages, including, inter alia, the allocation of work, the performance of artisans and the various administrative processes, must be improved.

(c) An Improvement Plan has been implemented at all the SAPS Garages, to improve service delivery at the garages.

04 September 2017 - NW1567

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What (a) progress has been made in the investigation into the (i) murder of a certain person (details furnished) and (ii) vicious attack on her husband and (b) is the docket number(s) of the case(s) opened; (2) whether any suspects have been arrested to date; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether any (a) suspects and/or (b) witnesses have been interviewed; if not, why not; if so, (i) on what date were they interviewed and (ii) what are the further relevant details; (4) by what date does he expect the investigation to be finalised?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i)(ii) Statements have been obtained from witnesses in the investigation of the murder of the specified person and of the vicious attack on her husband.

(1)(b) Norkem Park, CAS 100/05/2017.

(2) No suspects have been arrested, thus far. The investigating officer is still following up on leads.

(3)(a) No suspects had been interviewed at this stage.

(3)(b) Witnesses have been interviewed and statements were obtained.

(3)(b)(i) The witnesses were interviewed on 8 May 2017 and 9 May 2017.

(3)(b)(ii) Statements have been obtained from the witnesses.

(4) It is not possible to commit to a specific date. The case will only be finalised once all the exhibits have been analysed and all the leads have been followed up.

04 September 2017 - NW1566

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What (a) progress has been made in the investigation into the murder of a certain person (name furnished) who was killed during a restaurant robbery in Edenglen on Harris Road in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality on 7 May 2017 and (b) is the docket number of the case that was opened; (2) whether any suspects have been arrested to date; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether any (a) suspects and/or (b) witnesses have been interviewed; if not, why not; if so, (i) on what date and (ii) what are the further relevant details in each case; (4) by what date does he expect the investigation to be finalised?

Reply:

(1)(a) The case docket is still under investigation.

(1)(b) Edenvale, CAS 84/05/2017, murder and business robbery.

(2) No arrests had been made to date. The investigating officer is still following up on leads.

(3)(a) No suspects have been interviewed to date.

(3)(b) Seven witnesses were interviewed.

(3)(b)(i) The witnesses were interviewed, on 7 May 2017.

(3)(b)(ii) Four statements were made by the witnesses.

(4) It is not possible to commit to a specific date. The case will be finalised once all the exhibits have been analysed and all leads followed up.

04 September 2017 - NW1497

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Police

Whether (a) his department and (b) each entity reporting to him procured any services from and/or made any payments to (i) a certain company (name furnished) or (ii) any other public relations firms; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in each case, what (aa) services were procured, (bb) was the total cost, (cc) is the detailed breakdown of such costs, (dd) was the total amount paid, (ee) was the purpose of the payments and (ff) is the detailed breakdown of such payments?

Reply:

(a)(i)(ii)(aa) to (ff) The South African Police Service (SAPS) did not find any indication that any services were procured or payments made to the mentioned company.

(b) To be replied to by other entities which report to the Minister of Police.

04 September 2017 - NW1366

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Police

What total number of convictions have been secured for the (a) possession, (b) sale, (c) manufacture and (d) use of drugs in the (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09, (iii) 2009-10, (iv) 2010-11 and (v) 2011-12 financial years?

Reply:

a), (b), (c) & (d)

The Investigation Case Docket Management System (ICDMS) does not make provision for separate statistics on the possession, sale, manufacturing and use of drugs. All are categorised under drug-related offences. The total number of convictions secured, is as follows:

(i) 2007/2008 financial year = 62 019;

(ii) 2008/2009 financial year = 68 330;

(iii) 2009/2010 financial year = 77 213;

(iv) 2010/2011 financial year = 85 700; and

(v) 2011/2012 financial year = 97 373.

04 September 2017 - NW1365

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Whether, with regard to the death of a 17-year-old community member on 2 February 2017 (details furnished), there is currently an investigation ongoing; if not, why not; if so, what is the current status of the investigation; (2) has a suspect been identified; if not, why not; if so, (a) when and (b) where will the suspect be brought before the court?

Reply:

(1) The death of a 17-year-old community member, as reported in The New Age of 2 February 2017, is currently being investigated by the Gauteng Provincial Investigation Unit under Temba CAS 724/01/2017, Murder. The investigation in the case docket is ongoing.

(2) No suspect has been identified thus far.

(2)(a)&(b) Not applicable.

04 September 2017 - NW2556

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)In light of the current e-toll collections contract that will expire in the next 18 months, (a) does the Government intend to continue with the e-toll project; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) does the Government intend to renew the current contract; if not, will the collection contract go out on tender; if so, (a) why and (b) what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1). The e-toll scheme is official government policy and shall continue to be implemented subject to a decision to the contrary from Cabinet.

(2). The current e-toll operations contract comes to an end in December 2019 and has an option to be extended for a further 2 years. Government will review its options and the performance of the current contractor before making a decision whether to extend the contract for such an extension or retender.

04 September 2017 - NW2555

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)With respect to the e-toll collection contract, what (a) is the monthly collection budget, (b) are the monthly costs for collection, (c) are the actual monthly costs and (d) are the actual monthly amounts collected for the period 1 April 2014 to date; (2) will he provide Ms D Carter with a copy of the monthly figures?

Reply:

1. (a) Please see the graph below: (please turn to the next page for more visible graph)

(b) The average monthly cost of toll collection amounts to R53,8 million.

(c) See (b) above.

(d) See (a) above.

(2) The honorable member is invited to view the information at the offices of SANRAL.

04 September 2017 - NW2551

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Transport

What were the circumstances that resulted in the grounding of (a) the Air Zimbabwe flight at O R Tambo International Airport on 18 August 2017 and (b) the SA Airways flight in Harare, Zimbabwe, on 19 August 2017?

Reply:

(a) As part of its mandate to uphold aviation safety and security, the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) routinely conducts ramp inspections on aircraft operating into and within the South African air space.

On the evening of Friday, 18 August 2017, one of the aircraft inspected was a Boeing 767-200 operated by Air Zimbabwe. The inspection conducted by SACAA personnel discovered that the operator, Air Zimbabwe, was not complaint with both international civil aviation standards, and Part 129 of the South African civil aviation regulations. Part 129, among others, requires an operator to be in possession of a Foreign Operator’s Permit in order to conduct operations into South Africa. A copy of the Foreign Operator’s Permit, together with other documents, must be on-board an aircraft at all times, and made available for inspection on request by the relevant authorities.

As a result of the inability of the Air Zimbabwe flight crew to produce a copy of the Foreign Operator’s Permit, the SACAA instructed the crew not to take off until such time that there is full compliance with Part 129 of the South African civil aviation regulations.

The airline resumed operations as soon as they were issued with a Foreign Operator’s Permit.

(b) The SACAA was informed by South African Airways (SAA) that its operations were affected on 19 August 2017 when the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) instructed the SAA flight crew not to take off until such time that there was full compliance with the applicable Zimbabwean civil aviation regulations. It was established that, SAA, just like Air Zimbabwe was not in possession of a Foreign Operator’s Permit that would allow them to operate commercially in the Zimbabwe airspace.

Both airlines resumed operations as soon as they were respectively issued with Foreign Operator’s Permits.

04 September 2017 - NW2532

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What criteria must be met for a driving school to be qualified to offer driving lessons for vehicles of all description and (b) what is the purpose of a drivers licence test?

Reply:

(a) There are no criteria for Driving Schools in force in Road Traffic Legislation at present. Provinces and Local Authorities apply Regulation 250 of the ROAD TRAFFIC ACT NO. 29 OF 1989 to register only Driving School Instructors.

The following should be noted in regard to the DRAFT Driving School Legislative Framework which is not yet in force, as published in Government Gazette, No. 38142 dated 31 October 2014 and 28 January 2015 No. Gazette 38429. This draft legislation addresses numerous of the current shortcomings in the driver training system of the country. The following is a list of the most important areas which will be addressed by the draft driving school legislative framework should the Department put this legislation in force:

Legislation

Area which legislation will regulate once in force

Section 28

Instructor to be registered

Section 28A

Application for registration as instructor

Section 28B

Registration and grading of instructors

Section 28C

Suspension and cancellation of registration of instructor

Reg 114A

Application for registration as instructor

Reg114B

Examination and test to determine competence to act as instructor

Reg 114C

Registration of instructor

Reg 114D

Cancellation or suspension of registration of instructors

Reg 114E

Application for Grades of instructors amendment of registration of instructor

Reg 114F

Grades of instructors

Reg 114G

Manner of application for registration of driving school

Regulation 114H

Consideration of suitability of driving school and person or body of persons to operate a driving school

Reg 114I

Requirements to be met for registration of a driving school

Reg 114K

Manner of registration of a driving school

Reg 114L

Notification of change of particulars of a driving school

Reg 114M

Approval for appointment of an instructor prior to appointment by a registered driving school

Reg 114N

Grades of driving schools

Reg 114O

Manner of suspension or cancellation of registration of a driving school

Reg 114P

Duties of a driving school

Reg 114Q

Powers and duties of inspectorate of driving schools

(b) The the purpose of a driving licence test is to test the competency of applicants when operating a motor vehicle on a public road whilst obeying all road rules and signs. The Driving Test is prescribed in the applicable K53 Manuals for the various categories of vehicles.

04 September 2017 - NW2069

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(1) Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entities reporting to her are funding, including by way of discretionary funding, any institution of research and development (i) domestically and/or (ii) internationally; if so, (aa)(aaa) what are the names of the specified institutions and (bbb) what are their functions, (bb) from what date has her department or any entity reporting to her been funding them and (cc) what amount has her department contributed towards such funding?

Reply:

(a) and (b) No, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) nor the entity, the African Renaissance and International Cooperation fund (ARF) reporting to her are not funding any institution of research and development.

(i) None

(aa)(aaa) None

(bbb) Not applicable

(ii) None

(bb) None

(cc) None

04 September 2017 - NW2529

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Brauteseth, Mr TJ to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)With reference to all the persons arrested during the 2016-17 festive season, how many of the evidential blood test results were positive for ethyl alcohol; (2) broken down by (a) age group and (b) gender, how many of these blood test results showed (i) an ethyl alcohol level of (aa) between 0,05g per 100ml and 0,08g per 100ml of blood sampled, (bb) between 0,09g per 100ml and 0,14g per 100ml of blood sampled and (cc) 0,15g per 100ml or greater of blood sampled and (ii) the presence of drugs having a narcotic effect; (3) how many convictions have arisen therefrom to date; (4) what has been the average turnaround time in the return of ante mortem evidential blood test results?

Reply:

1. Evidential blood test results are handled by forensic laboratories and handed directly to the SAPS for processing in court.

2. This information is contained in the SAPS docket and the RTMC does not keep this data.

3. This matter is handled by the SAPS and the justice department.

4. This information is kept by the SAPS as the authority that processes the cases for court.

04 September 2017 - NW2525

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(a)(i) Why has there been underexpenditure with regard to the development of the White Paper on Rail Transport, (ii) what steps has his department taken to turn this around and (iii) how is this being monitored and (b)(i) why were (aa) deliverables, (bb) timelines, (cc) timeframes and (dd) deadlines not met and (ii) what steps has his department taken to turn each situation around?

Reply:

(a)(i) The Department has appointed a service provider to assist with the development of the White Paper National Rail Policy. Payments of invoices are aligned to project deliverables/milestones. The Department only process payment once it is satisfied with the deliverables and any delay in the deliverables subsequently leads to under expenditure for that period.

(ii) The project team had regular engagements with the service provider in order to fast-track the deliverables.

(iii) This is monitored through constant engagement and technical discussions in finalizing the policy positions.

(b)(i) (aa)(bb)(cc)(dd)

During the finalization of the draft White Paper process it became apparent that some policy proposals needed further research to consider implementation challenges. This was done in order to balance the views of different stakeholder’s that emerged during consultation.

(ii) The draft White Paper of Rail Policy has been finalised and payments have been processed on those deliverables achieved. The consultations with provinces is underway.

04 September 2017 - NW2478

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Topham , Mr B to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) Why has the R600 road between Winterton and the Drakensberg mountains in the Okhahlamba Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal not been maintained, resulting in severe deterioration, (b) what are the full relevant details of (i) maintenance and/or (ii) rebuilding plans that are planned for the specified road, (c) on what date will the maintenance and/or rebuilding plans be implemented, (d) what amount will it cost to rehabilitate the road and (e) which contractors will be contracted to rehabilitate the road?

Reply:

(a) R600 is Main Road P212 which is 34km under Okhahlamba Local Municipality; the

bi) Departmental has been maintaining the road by means of the following activities:

  • Verge Maintenance is being done on regular basis;
  • Pothole Patching has been done by the Departmental internal team when it is required; and
  • During the 2016/17 financial year seal rejuvenation has been done on the road between km 0.5 to km 13.

b) Main Road P212 is due for Heavy Rehabilitation and design is schedule to commence in the first quarter of 2018/19 financial year in order to start Phase1 Construction in the third quarter of the 2018/19 financial year.

c) The Rehabilitation of Phase 1 is anticipated to commence in the third quarter of 2018/19 financial year.

d) The project cost estimate is R 161.8 million for Rehabilitation of 34kilometres in three financial year.

e) The Department will advertise the contract through open tender to get contractor to rehabilitate the road.

04 September 2017 - NW2366

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Groenewald, Mr PJ to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

(1) What is the Government’s policy regarding South African citizens who are taken hostage (a) inside the country and (b) abroad; (2) Whether the Government has to date paid any ransom directly or indirectly for the release of South African citizens; if so, (a) in which cases, (b) what was the ransom in each case and (c)(i) to whom was the payment made and (ii) who made the payment; (3) whether she has been informed of any ransom that has been paid to date by any other entity and/or persons for the release of South African citizens; if so, (a) in which cases (b) what was the ransom in each case and (c)(i) to whom was the payment made and (ii) who made the payment; 4) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. The position of the Government of the Republic of South Africa is that no ransom is paid for South African citizens taken hostage.

2. No, the Government has to date not paid any ransom directly or indirectly for the release of South African citizens.

3. No, the Minister has not been informed of any ransom that has been paid to date by any other entity and/or persons for the release of South African citizens.

4. The Minister will have no objection to making a statement on the matter.