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21 November 2019 - NW1391

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Van Staden, Mr PA to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(1)What was the total amount of litres of water lost due to leaking reservoirs and pipes in the 2018-19 financial year in each municipality in the Republic; (2) does her department have strategies and action plans in place to ensure that municipalities keep their water infrastructure intact; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether her department will take action against a municipality that does not keep its water infrastructure intact; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(1) The latest report on water losses and Non-Revenue Water (NRW) in South Africa (Includes 2017/18 data) estimates the real losses at 1 150 079 000 m³/a refer to Annexure A. Real losses are defined as physical losses from a pressurised system, up to a point of measurement of customer use. This includes losses from reservoirs and pipe leakages. Refer to Annexure B for water losses per Water Services Authority (WSA). Monitoring and reporting on water losses is a mandate of a WSA as per Water Services Act, (Act No 106 of 1997), and hence the response refers to Water Services Authorities and not per municipality.

(2) The National Water and Sanitation Master Plan provides the schedule of interventions, programs, plans, and projects (including but not limited to infrastructure) that will be implemented to elevate the current situation in the sector to its desired future state. This schedule contains, for each action, specific deliverables, execution times, responsible parties and required budgets. The plan allocates responsibilities to the various tiers of government and other stakeholders for implementation to achieve efficiencies in investment planning, implementation of actions and evaluation of achievements.

Furthermore, the Department is in the process of implementing 5 (five) year water and sanitation reliability implementation plans that will ensure a pipeline of projects that will provide services that are sustainable and keep the municipal infrastructure functional. The Department is also conducting annual municipal business health checks which include the management of municipal infrastructure. Based on the outcome of the business health check the Department assists municipalities to develop 5 year municipal actions plans to address areas that require attention, including assets management, operation and maintenance of assets.

The Department is continuously monitoring and analysing the progress made with the implementation of Water Conservation and Water Demand Management and targets set during the updating of Reconciliation Strategies, at Water Services Authority level, within the eight large water supply systems. All the relevant stakeholders meet twice a year to report progress on the implementation of various strategies which will ensure the sustainability of water resources.

The No Drop Programme, which is an incentive based regulatory tool, entails a comprehensive assessment and audit of planning, finance, technical skills and performance criteria which gives an inclusive view of the Water Demand Management business of the Water Services Authority. The No Drop Programme enables the Department to measure the performance of Water Services Authority and subsequently to reward (or penalise) the institution based upon evidence of their excellence (or failures) according to the minimum standards or requirements that have been defined.

(3) The Department regulates the municipal performance on Water Conservation and Water Demand Management, which includes asset management (as key criteria) as part of the No Drop Programme. The results of the No Drop assessments will indicate whether the WSA should be penalised or rewarded for performance.

Through both the National Water Act (Act 36 of 1998) and Water Services Act (Act 106 of 1997), the Minister may issue Letters, Notices, Directives and enforcement letters for non-compliance to the set regulatory tools (e.g. water use authorizations and Regulations).

(4) The Department is continuously assessing Non-Revenue Water and water losses in South Africa. Therefore, The Minister, from time to time, at particular place, in any prevailing condition may make statement regarding Water Conservation and Water Demand Management in general.

21 November 2019 - NW1198

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(1)With regard to water supply to the town of Utrecht in KwaZulu-Natal, what are the details of the (a) reasons that there was no water available from 30 September 2019 to 8 October 2019, (b) action has been taken against officials who were responsible for the nonavailability of water, (c) action taken to prevent any further disruptions of water supply and (d) demands made by the Utrecht community; (2) whether all the demands of the community have been agreed to and met; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) The KwaZulu-Natal regional office of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is aware that there was a water supply interruption from 30 September to 8 October 2019 in the town of Utrecht. The interruptions were as result of a labour dispute between the Amajuba District Municipality and their employees, relating to benefits that were paid and later deducted from employees’ salaries. Following a settlement in the dispute, water supply was restored on 8 October 2019.

(2) It is suggested that the Honourable Member refer the question to the Minister of CoGTA and Traditional Affairs who will be in a better position to respond to additional questions regarding the matter.

21 November 2019 - NW1309

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

What is the physical location of each parcel of land acquired by her department for human settlement and housing purposes in each province (a) in each of the past three financial years and (b) since 1 April 2019?

Reply:

(a) & (b) Consistent with my reply to question 813, we have an obligation to protect the information sought and cannot publicise the physical location of each of the land parcel that we have acquired for the provision of human settlements and housing as requested by the Honourable Member. Doing so would escalate the risk of potential land invasions and have other unintended consequences.

 

21 November 2019 - NW1301

Weber, Mr WL to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether her department has taken or plans to take any steps to ensure that the mining by Hlelo Mining (Pty) Ltd on portion 24 of farm Boschmanspoort 159 IS in Mpumalanga, that is allegedly taking place illegally in a wetland area, does not pollute or poison the water that ultimately runs off into Middelburg’s main source of drinking water, the Rondebosch Dam; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Department of Water and Sanitation is aware of the mining activities on Portion 24 of the Farm Boschmanspoort 159 in Mpumalanga. A site inspection was conducted on 9th October 2019 and departmental officials discovered the following:

a) Lunathi Mining (Pty) Ltd is conducting mining activities in a wetland area, which forms part of a drainage area towards the unnamed stream that feeds into Klein Olifants River, and into the Middelburg Dam.

b) Lunathi Mining (Pty) Ltd does not have a Water Use License.

c) The mining rights belong to Hlelo Mining but the mine is being operated by Lunathi Mining (Pty) Ltd

In line with Section 3 of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, Act no 3 of 2000, a notice of Intention to issue a directive in terms of Section (19(1) and 53(1) was issued to Lunathi Mining (Pty) Ltd to afford the company an opportunity to make representation in writing to the Department within fourteen (14) working days. Should there be no response, a Directive will be issued compelling the mining company to:

(a) Cease the mining operations.

(b) Appoint an independent environmental consultant to compile and submit a Wetland Rehabilitation and Remedial Plans with clear timeframes for Departmental approval, in order to rectify the contraventions.

(c) The mine must appoint a water specialist to conduct water quality analysis of the unnamed stream at the confluence (where the unnamed stream and Klein Olifants river meet), Klein Olifants River and the Middleburg Dam. The finding of the water quality tests must be submitted to the department.

(d) Upon approval of the Plans, to implement all the recommendations contained in the Wetland Rehabilitation and Remedial Plans within thirty (30) working days of the departmental approval of the Plans.

 

20 November 2019 - NW1372

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De Villiers, Mr JN to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

Whether his department did business with certain (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (names and details furnished in each case) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) on what date(s) did his department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?

Reply:

The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has not done business with any of the persons, companies and or trusts as listed in any of the past five (5) financial years or since 1 April 2019.

20 November 2019 - NW354

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Communications

What (a) number of official international trips is (i) she and (ii) her deputy planning to undertake in the 2019-22 medium term expenditure framework, (b) will the (i) destination, (ii) date, (iii) purpose and (iv) number of persons who will travel with the delegation be and (c) is the detailed breakdown of the expected cost of (i) flights, (ii) accommodation and (iii) any other expenses in each case?

Reply:

I have been by the Department as follows:

Please see attached Annexure in response to the above-mentioned questions in relation to the 2019/20 period. For the periods from 2020/2021 period and beyond the Department is unable to provide the requested information. This is due to the fact that the Department is still in the process of reconfiguration and reviewing its policies and strategies, which includes reviewing all our existing international engagements.

MS STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS

MINISTER

20 November 2019 - NW1212

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

What (a) type of performance or incentive bonuses exist in the Public Sector excluding 13th salary cheque and (b) amount was budgeted for these performance or incentive bonuses (i) in the (aa) 2017-18 and (bb) 2018-19 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019?

Reply:

(a) The 2019 Incentive Policy Framework for employees in the general Public Service, provides for the payment of non-pensionable performance bonuses to employees appointed in terms of the Public Service Act, 1994.

The other sectors (e.g. Correctional Services, Police Service, Educators, Defence) have their own sectoral unique performance incentive schemes.

(b) My Department does not have information on the amount budgeted by departments on the payment of performance bonuses. However, the actual expenditure incurred in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years is as follows:

(i) (aa) and (bb)

2017/18

2018/19

R1.54 billion

R2.6 billion

Source: PERSAL

Excludes National Defence Force and State Security Agency

(ii) The actual expenditure to be incurred on payment of performance bonus in recognition of performance in the 2019/20 (current) financial year will only be available in the 2020/21 financial year.

19 November 2019 - NW1368

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Cachalia, Mr G K to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether his department did business with certain (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (names and details furnished in each case) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) on what date(s) did his department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?

Reply:

(i) The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development did not do business with the persons, companies and trusts listed.

(ii) The Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ) is not in a position to indicate whether it has done business with anyone of the listed individuals in the absence of more information regarding their identities such as identity numbers, Nationality, Occupations, ect.

(iii) The Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ) did not do business with any of the companies mentioned by the Honourable Member.

(iv) The Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ) did not do any business with any of the Trusts mentioned by the Honourable Member.

19 November 2019 - NW1389

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Boshoff, Dr WJ to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)Whether her department has commenced with a consultation process with parents and teachers regarding the implementation of comprehensive sexual education; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (2) whether a timeline for the roll-out of the learning material for comprehensive sexual education has been finalised; if not, why not; if so, (3) whether she unequivocally declares that comprehensive sexual education will not be implemented with the commencement of the 2020 academic year; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (4) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(1) Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) has been included in the curriculum since 2000. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) is thus not introducing a new curriculum. The DBE has just initiated a process to strengthen the teaching of CSE in Life Skills (LS) and Life Orientation (LO). In this regard, Scripted Lesson Plans (SLPs) were developed and tested in over 1 500 schools in 5 provinces. The testing process included the orientation of School Governing Bodies (SGBs) and School Management Teams (SMTs), the training of teachers as well as the sensitisation of parents.

Parents, communities of trust, scholars, NGOs and Christian-Based Organisations have raised their concerns about the explicit content and pictorial/ diagrammatic representations in some of the SLPs. The Department is hard at work to address all the concerns raised to the extent necessary.

(2) Timelines for the full implementation of the SLPs in all schools have not yet been finalised. Full implementation of the SLPs across all grades is only envisaged for 2021.

(3) As indicated, in response 1, CSE has been part of the curriculum since 2000. The implementation of CSE will thus continue.

(4) I, as the Minister of Basic Education, will make a public statement once all preparations for the full roll-out of the SLPs are finalised.

 

19 November 2019 - NW1396

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Basic Education

With reference to the post provisioning norms as set by her department, what number of vacancies still exist in schools?

Reply:

Number of vacancies in schools at the end of September 2019 as reported by the Provincial Education Departments. Although these are reported vacancies that need to be advertised, this does not translate to real vacancies at the schools affected as temporary teachers have been appointed in these posts until they are filled permanently.

PROVINCE

Number of vacancies as at the end of September 2019

EASTERN CAPE

3 281

FREE STATE

843

GAUTENG

2 301

KWAZULU-NATAL

2 729

LIMPOPO PROVINCE

5 101

MPUMALANGA

1 178

NORTHERN CAPE

296

NORTH WEST

319

WESTERN CAPE

1 445

NATIONAL

27 751

Source: Provincial Education Department (PED) Quarterly Reports to the DBE

 

19 November 2019 - NW1355

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Mabika, Mr M to ask the MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Whether her department did business with certain (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (names and details furnished in each case) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) on what date(s) did her department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?                        NW2568E

Reply:

No payments were made to the list of suppliers or individuals

19 November 2019 - NW1400

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Basic Educationof Basic Education

What number of (a)(i) Braille textbooks and (ii) other books for schools have been published during the period 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2019 and (b) schools for the blind and vision impaired are still experiencing shortages of such books? NW2614E

Reply:

a)(1) 494 Braille textbook materials have been produced.

(a)(ii) 68 books for Reading and Literature have been produced in braille and 266 books have been produced in large print for the 22 schools for the blind.

(b) Provincial Education Departments and schools have been procuring braille

Textbooks to ensure all learners are provided with textbooks for subjects offered at the respective schools and where master copies are available. The DBE has obtained approval for procurement and funding of braille materials. DBE is presently procuring all materials where master copies have been produced for all provinces and schools.

19 November 2019 - NW1470

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Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

1) What is the Government ‘s position on the economic sanctions placed on Zimbabwe by the United States of America and the Europian Union; (2) Whether the Government supporst a human rights – based foreign policy; if not, why not; if so, (3) Whether the government stands in solidarity with Government of Zimbabwe, despite Zimbabwe’s alleged human rights abuses; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. Our stance toward Zimbabwe’s economic sanctions is primarly guided by the position of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as well as the African Union (AU) position which calls for immediate lifting of the sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the United States of America and the European Union.
  2. South Africa’s foreign policy is premised on the observation and respect for human rights and this also guides our bilateral engagements.
  3. South Africa’s developmental aspirations and future are inextricably linked to that of the Southern African region, as such South Africa unequivocally stand in solidarity with all SADC member states including Zimbabwe. The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) remains the United Nation’s mandated body to promote and protect human rights globally, not unilateral state’s decisions.

 

 

19 November 2019 - NW873

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Horn, Mr W to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Has any of the fruitless and wasteful expenditure incurred by the Department of Correctional Services in the 2017-18 financial year been recovered from the relevant officials; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

A total of fifty six (56) cases of fruitless and wasteful expenditure were reported during 2017/18 financial year. The total value of the cases amounts to R41 233 748.00 and two (02) of the cases reported with a total amount of R9 701.00 were written off without any recoveries recommended because the expenditures were incurred in emergency service delivery. These 02 cases were due to:

(i) DCS team escorting offenders found that the accommodation which was booked was not safe for personnel and state vehicles and they moved to a more secured accommodation: R9 435.00.

(ii) Traffic offences by drivers led to the vehicle being impounded. The department had to pay R266.00 to release the vehicle for service delivery. The traffic fines were moved from the department proxy to the drivers to personally pay them:
R 266.00.

The department is in process of investigating all cases (except the two indicated above) and where applicable, recoveries and disciplinary process will be undertaken based on the outcomes of investigations.

END

18 November 2019 - NW1130

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What total number of Tourism Stakeholder Forums have been established (i) in each province and (ii) nationally, (b) on what date was each forum established in each case, (c) who are the members of each forum, (d) how were members selected in each case, (e) what are the main objectives in each case, (f) what mechanisms, processes and procedures are in place to monitor the attainment of objectives in each instance and (g) what objectives have been met in each instance?

Reply:

Total number of Tourism Stakeholder Forums been established in each province

According to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 - Schedule 4, Tourism is one of the functional areas of concurrent national and provincial legislative competence. The detailed information on the provincial tourism forums can be obtained from the respective provinces, as the structures are not reporting directly to the department.

(a) – (g) Not applicable.

(a) Total number of Tourism Stakeholder Forums been established nationally is 5 (It excludes MinMEC, MIPTECH and the respective working groups)

Forum Name

(b)On what date was each forum established in each case

(c) Who are the members of each Forum

(d)How were members selected in each case

  1. What are the main objectives in each case
  1. what mechanisms processes and procedures are in place to monitor attainment of objectives in each instance
  1. what objectives have been met in each instance

1. Tourism Leadership Forum

2017/18

  • Captains of Tourism Industry
  • Representative from Treasury

The NTSS identifies stakeholders that will be playing a leading and/or supporting role in its implementation, monitoring and reporting

  • To provide a platform to discuss and deliberate on tourism related matters in order to ensure that tourism grows and contribute to the overall socio-economic development.
  • To ensure that the policies set out by the industry are aligned with NTSS, and the Tourism Act no.3 of 2014.
  • Quarterly feedback meetings are held on progress made from actions allocated.
  • Sound discussions to ensure tourism growth and overall economic development.

2. National Tourism Stakeholders Forum (NTSF)

2011/12

  • Senior executives of organised private sector associations,
  • Captains of industry,
  • Senior government officials (from the relevant sector departments at national level)
  • Representatives of provincial departments and provincial marketing agencies,
  • Tourism heads / Managers in the metropolitan municipalities; and the South African Local Government Association; and
  • Relevant National government agencies e.g. South African Tourism, Brand SA, South, etc.

The NTSS identifies stakeholders that will be playing a leading and/or supporting role in its implementation, monitoring and reporting.

To provide a platform for multi-stakeholder engagements to:

  • Ensure alignment, monitoring and reporting on NTSS implementation
  • Identify challenges that may hamper effective implementation of the NTSS and jointly recommend solutions, policy and strategy changes that are necessary and critical for the successful implementation of the NTSS and other tourism strategies/ programmes.
  • NTSS implementation mechanisms that include Work Streams aligned to each pillar of the NTSS, namely, Effective Marketing, Facilitating ease of Access, Visitor Experience, Destination management and Broad-Based Benefits.
  • Alignment, monitoring and reporting on NTSS implementation
  • Clear identification of priorities and role players

3. Tourism Safety Forums (National)

2017/18

The Forum comprises of representatives from the Department, nine

(9) provincial Tourism Departments, South African Tourism (SAT), South African National Parks (SANParks), Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) and other tourism bodies, the South African Police Service (SAPS), industry representatives, and other relevant stakeholders as per invitation from the Forum.

Members are nominated by their respectively departments

  • The National Tourism Safety Forum is responsible for the coordination and integration of safety response mechanisms for tourists in distress. The Forum also establish safety protocols and clear messaging on matters related to tourist’s safety.
  • An MOU between SAPS and the departments of Tourism has been agreed to and will be signed in due course.
  • Development of National Tourism Safety Strategy.
  • Implementation of part of the strategy.
  • Tourism monitors programme in all province.

4. National Registrars Forum

Prior to 2000

Provincial Registrars

National Registrar

Registration Officials (both provincial and national)

Registrars are appointed in terms of the Tourism Act, 2014. They attend the quarterly engagements on the basis of their appointments as Registrars.

According to the Tourism Act, 2014, all Registrars of Tourist Guides (both provincial and national) are expected to report on the status of the tourist-guiding sector in their respective provinces as well as at a national level.

Quarterly workshops of Registrars provide a platform for exchanging views and experiences in the tourist-guiding sector and reporting on the achievements and challenges pertaining the tourist-guiding sector. Registrars are provided with templates which are to be populated on a monthly and quarterly basis. This is monitored regularly to ensure that provinces submit the required information by the stipulated deadlines.

Submission of monthly and quarterly statistics and databases.

Submission of quarterly reports on tourist guiding initiatives implemented

Annual report on guiding with statistical information and trends related to guiding.

(5) Tourism Service Excellence and Complaints Management Forum

2012

Composition:

Forum consisted of the department, tourism associations, South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), South Africa Police Service (SAPS), Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) and National Accommodation Association of South Africa (NAA-SA).

Selection:

Invitation for voluntary participation.

Objectives of the Forum:

  • Sharing information and expertise on Service Excellence Programme.
  • Support initiatives that are aimed at creating a culture of service excellence in the tourism sector.
  • Joint awareness creation sessions for tourism products and campaigns.
  • Discussions on Tourism Complaints.
  • Provided inputs on Tourism Complaints Management Documents.
  • Shared information on events and functions attended by respective members

Lead:

  • It is led by the department and convened quarterly meetings.

Achievements:

  • Terms of Reference Developed.
  • Quarterly meetings held
  • Joint awareness creation sessions.
  • Presentations at relevant events.
  • Support relevant pilot projects and events.

18 November 2019 - NW1421

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(a) What total number of sessional workers and other officials are housed at each of the parliamentary villages, (b) to which departments and/or Ministers are the specified persons assigned, (c) what number of days and/or nights do they spend at the parliamentary villages and (d) what additional perks do they receive, including (i) transport, (ii) school transport for their children; and (iii) any other perks?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1421 (a) The total number of sessional officials and other officials housed at each of the Parliamentary Villages, are as follows:

PARLIAMENTARY VILLAGE

NUMBER OF OFFICIALS HOUSED

Acacia Park

246

Pelican Park

38

Laboria Park

8

TOTAL

292

(b) The above mentioned officials are assigned to the following Minister / Departments:

  • Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development;
  • Basic Education;
  • Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs;
  • Communications;
  • Defence and Military Veterans;
  • Economic Development;
  • Employment and Labour;
  • Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries;
  • Finance;
  • Health;
  • Home Affairs;
  • Higher Education, Science and Technology;
  • Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation;
  • International Relations and Co-operation;
  • Justice and Correctional Services;
  • Mineral Resources and Energy;
  • Police;
  • Presidency;
  • Public Enterprises;
  • Public Service and Administration;
  • Public Works and Infrastructure;
  • Small Business Development;
  • Social Development;
  • Sports, Arts and Culture;
  • State Security;
  • Tourism;
  • Trade and Industry;
  • Transport; and
  • Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities; and
  • ANC Caucus (support staff to disabled MP’s).

(c) The official unit is allocated to officials for a Parliamentary year at a time.

(d) (i) Transport is provided for the official from the Parliamentary villages to and from the Parliamentary Precinct.

(ii) Scholar transport is provided for declared dependants (learners) of officials residing at the Parliamentary Villages.

(iii) None.

18 November 2019 - NW1427

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Komane, Ms RN to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether the tender in respect of the D520 road in the North West (details furnished) has been advertised; if not, why not; if so, (a) on what date was the tender awarded, (b) what is the name of the company that was awarded the tender, (c) what is the total amount of the tender and (d) on what date was it concluded?

Reply:

1. The road D520 from Makolokwe to Bethanie in the Bojanala District is not yet advertised due to budgetary constraints; however, it remains one of our priority project. It will therefore be advertised should the financial situation improve.

The Department appointed the design Engineers in August 2013 to design the road from gravel to surface standard, and to-date the design is completed and ready for implementation.

However, the implementation of the project require an Equitable Share funding that is limited. The provincial Equitable Share allocation to the Department is by far less than what is required (rand per rand match) with the grant and the current needs.

(a) (b) (c) (d) Please see above.

18 November 2019 - NW1379

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Hill-Lewis, Mr GG to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

Whether his department did business with certain (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (names and details furnished in each case) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) on what date(s) did his department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?

Reply:

I am informed by the Director-General that the department has not conducted business with any of the companies and trusts specified nor any of the specified persons in their personal capacity.

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18 November 2019 - NW1259

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

(1)What (a) is the current total cost of renovating the Credo Mutwa museum and library in Kuruman, Northern Cape and (b) amount was (i) allocated for the specific library, house and museum project by (aa) the Northern Cape government and (bb) his department and (ii) donated by the National Lotteries commission towards the construction of the Credo Mutwa museum; (2) (a) on what date was the museum and library renovation project supposed to be completed and (b) by what date will the project be completed; (3) whether any investigation was conducted regarding mismanagement and/or maladministration of the project; if not, why not; if so, (a) what is the status of the investigation, (b) will he furnish Mr T W Mhlongo with a progress report and (c) what is the case number allocated to the investigation? NW2471E

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows:

“(1) (a) Only NLC funded the project.

(b) (i) (aa) no funding from the Northern Cape Government (bb) no funding from the department and (ii) the NLC approved R19 Million for the following key items: construction of a new Library and Museum, operational cost (including free Wi-Fi to the public), appointment of the Librarian and a Curator. The project relating to the renovation of Mr Mutwa’s home was sanctioned by the Northern Cape Department of Sports, Arts and Culture and NLC did not play a role.

(2) (a) The construction of the Library and Museum commenced in December 2017 and was completed in September 2018. The project was launched/handed over to the community on the 15th April 2019.

(b) The project is fully completed in line with the budget allocated by the NLC, the project was handed over and since then it has been fully utilized by the community.

(3) No (a) Not applicable (b) Not applicable (c) None “

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18 November 2019 - NW1480

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) Whether his department will fund the participation of the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee in the (a) 2020 Region 5 and (b) 2020 All-Africa Games; if not, why not; if so, (2) whether his department intends on taking responsibility for the delivery of the teams to these games; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) Yes, the Department will fund the participation of the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee in the (a) 2020 Region 5 and (b) 2020 All-Africa Games. This would be in line with the amount allocated to SASCOC by the National Treasury and the breakdown of the amount per Business Plan from the Confederation.

(2) No. The Department does not intend taking responsibility of the delivery of teams. In terms of the National Sport and Recreation Act and the National Sport and Recreation Plan it is the high performance and team delivery is the domain of the Confederation.

18 November 2019 - NW1473

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Khanyile, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether the Lekwa Licence and Traffic Department is fully operational; (2) are officials employed at his department still receiving their full salaries while his department is not fully operational; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

At the outset, I must place it on record that the function of vehicle registration and licensing in terms of the Constitution resides with the respective Member of the Executive Council (MEC) in each province. The processes in terms of evaluation, registration and operation of Registering Authorities (RAs) Driving Licence Testing Centres (DLTCs) and Vehicle Testing Stations (VTSs) are further prescribed in the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act no 93 of 1996). Lekwa Licence and Traffic Department (it is assumed that the RA is being referred to) therefor resides under Mpumalanga province.

(1) The Lekwa Licence and Traffic Department (RA) responsible for inter alia motor vehicle registration and licensing is not fully operational.

(2) All officials employed are receiving their full salaries including six officials that are currently suspended due to alleged involvement in fraud and corruption. The further details cannot be disclosed as due legal processes are still underway or pending. The suspension of the officials rendered the RA not fully operational.

18 November 2019 - NW1293

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

With reference to his reply to question 802 on 14 October 2019, wherein he indicated that the first phase of the Ekandustria Revitalisation Programme was completed on 27 March 2019, what (a) are the deliverables for the second phase of the programme, (b) is the progress of the second phase as at the latest specified date for which information is available, (c) is the envisaged completion date of the second phase and (d) amount has been budgeted or allocated to the second phase in the 2019-20 financial year? NW2504E

Reply:

The revitalization of Ekandustria Industrial Park for Phase 2 has been scoped and the application has been submitted for funding but not yet processed. I am advised that part of the scope includes the following:

  1. Refurbishment of fire hydrants
  2. Refurbishment of Buildings and roofs
  3. Solid Landfill refurbishment and compliance
  4. Storm water refurbishment
  5. Electrical Reticulations and refurbishment of high mast lights
  6. Construction of Pre -Treatment Plant
  7. Completion of fencing.

b) The second phase has not been initiated as yet pending funding approval.

c) The completion date will be determined following the initiation of the project.

d) The budgeted allocation for the second phase is dependant on budgetary approval.

-END-

18 November 2019 - NW1366

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether her department did business with certain (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (names and details furnished in each case) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) on what date(s) did her department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?

Reply:

The Department of Human Settlements and the Department of Water and Sanitation have advised me that they have not done business with the companies referred to by the Honourable Member in the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019 to date.

18 November 2019 - NW1332

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Gumbi, Mr HS to ask the Minister of Tourism

What (a) steps is her department taking to eliminate delays in the implementation of the Working for Tourism projects and (b) are the deadlines, milestones and timelines of each specified project?

Reply:

(a) What steps is her department taking to eliminate delays in the implementation of the Working for Tourism projects

The Working for Tourism Programme supports both skills and infrastructure development projects. There are different reasons for delays in these two types of projects.

  • Skills development projects are typically delayed as a result of not being able to find suitable service providers, due mainly to non-responsiveness of the bids received. The Department now conducts compulsory briefing sessions for open bids in order to clarify the requirements of the terms of reference as an attempt to address this challenge.

A panel of service providers was appointed for various skills programmes to fast track the appointment of implementers

  • The Infrastructure Projects have been deliberately delayed through a management decision to halt all infrastructure projects while and extensive review process was undertaken. This review process was conducted in 2016/17 on behalf of the Department by the Government Technical Advisory. Committee (GTAC), an agency of National Treasury, of both individual projects as well as the entire implementation system. The review was necessary as there had been challenges in the implementation of the infrastructure projects which needed to be fully understood. As it would have been noted, the infrastructure project remains a challenge for the department and currently reviewing all past projects so that decisions can be taken about them individually. The intention is to ensure we recover the lost resources through law enforcement agencies so that we can conclude some of the projects.

(b) What are the deadlines, Milestones and timelines of each specified project

  • The skills training programme that was delayed is the food safety programme. The procurement of the service providers will be in place by the end of January 2020.
  • The AG report highlighted substantial challenges and as a result, the infrastructure projects that were deliberately delayed have not yet re-commenced. Once evaluation process has been concluded we will report to parliament with Wayforward

18 November 2019 - NW1491

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Keetse, Mr PP to ask the Minister of Transport

What is his department’s immediate plan to intervene in the ongoing disputes regarding routes between Über and meter taxis that continue to put passengers at risk?

Reply:

The National Land Transport Act, 05 of 2009 (the Act) provides that anyone who transport passengers for reward must have an operating license. Currently the Provincial Regulatory Entities are issuing operating license for both meter taxi and E-hailing services.

The Department held meetings with both E-hailling and metered taxi operators where it was agreed that all operators must obtain an operating license in order to operate a public transport service. Furthermore, both operators were encouraged to pick up passenger in areas where they have authority to do so.

The Act also creates an offence to anyone who provides a public transport services without the necessary operating licence. If found to be providing public transport without the licence, the relevant vehicle must be impounded and a determined fine must be paid before the vehicle is released by law enforcement. The fine varies from Province to Province since this power rests with the MECs and it goes up on a second and third offence.

18 November 2019 - NW1249

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Hinana, Mr N to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

(1)Whether he has found that the proposed economic recovery plan of the Minister of Finance, Mr T T Mboweni, will support his department’s objective of creating employment opportunities in the Republic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (2) whether his department has submitted any strategic policy positions to support the proposed economic recovery plan; (3) whether his department has put any programmes in place to create employment opportunities to assist in the economic recovery plans of the Republic and the eradication of the high unemployment rate; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. Creating jobs and reducing unemployment are key socio-economic imperatives to promote South African inclusive growth and economic transformation. Among others, this will be achieved through transformation of labour market. Positive relationship between employers and employees lead to alleviation of poverty and inequality thereby producing economic growth. Since the inception of Employment Equity Act (EEA) 21 years ago, employers that employ 50 or more employees and those that employ between 0-49 employees but their annual turnover threshold is equal or above the prescribed one in Schedule 4 of the EEA, always had regulated powers to self-regulate their Employee Equity targets and EE Numerical Goals in their EE Plans in relation to how they wish to implement Affirmative Action in their workplaces.

The Labour Relations Act (LRA) is also premised on regulated flexibility. The bargaining council formation is a voluntary system which is decided upon by parties for their specific sector. They determine the conditions of employment and wages which are appropriate for their sector without any government intervention. The LRA requires that before bargaining councils could require the Minister to extend their collective agreements to non-parties within their sector, they should be sufficiently representative of that sector. There is no collective agreement that can be extended by the Minister of Employment and Labour if such a collective agreement does not take into consideration the affairs of small business within the sector, this is stipulated in our Labour Laws. Non-parties can apply to the council to be exempted from a collective agreement and if not happy about the decision of the bargaining council, they appeal to the exemption independent appeal body.

All what one is trying to demonstrate above without exhausting the list is that what is contained in the proposed economic recovery plan of Minister of Finance, Mr T T Mboweni in relation to employment and labour is mostly already found in our labour laws, regulations and policies and not only that, it is practiced, reviewed, amended as and when the need for that arises.

2. Yes, the Department of Employment and Labour has submitted inputs through our internal government coordination structures at Directors General Cluster and Ministerial Cluster Cabinet Committee levels.

3. The Department of Employment and Labour has a number of programmes that are creating employment opportunities and assisting our country’s economic recovery plans. These programmes are being reviewed to maximise their impact, improve efficiency and to take them to scale. The Department of Employment and Labour’s programmes have as their central theme, employment and they complement each other in both creation and preservation of employment. These programmes and interventions include the following:-

  1. Public Employment Services Branch provision of free employment services to the public i.e. work seekers and employers in areas of registration, work opportunities registration, counselling services and placement in registered opportunities
  2. Unemployment Insurance Fund / Compensation Fund investments in State Owned Enterprises through the Public Investment Cooperation and the Independent Development Cooperation
  3. UIF/CF/PES Labour Activation Programme and Employment Schemes that are placing people in employment.
  4. DEL Entities interventions such as Productivity SA: Assistance to companies to Turn Around their situations, establishment of workplace forums to improve productivity and to withstand competition,
  5. NEDLAC initiatives aimed at broadening social dialogue and consultation on a range of matters to maintain peace and stability in their labour market.
  6. CCMA dispute resolutions interventions to maintain work place peace and prevention of loss of production.
  7. Promotion of employment of people with disabilities though Employment equity enforcement, subsidies to 13 Supported Employment Enterprises factories that we own and other 10 other organisations that employ new people with disabilities.
  8. Inspection and Enforcement interventions that are aimed at ensuring that minimum standards are maintained in the work places and to prevent occupational injuries and deceases.
  9. UIF and CF Payments that are made to beneficiaries to provide income replacement in instances of loss of employment or occupational injuries and deceases

18 November 2019 - NW1430

Ceza, Mr K to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Whether there are any plans to build recreation centres in any wards in the Nkangala District Municipality in Mpumalanga; if not, why not; if so, on what date will they be built?

Reply:

Identification of the priority sport and recreation facilities for the community is done by municipalities in consultation with their communities, normally as part of the integrated development planning processes.

Based on these needs and development priorities, municipalities submit requests to the Department for funding of sport and recreation facilities, and subject to an allocation process followed by the Department, allocation will be made to a municipality accordingly.

Between 2017 and 2019, the following local municipalities in the District have been allocated a sum total of R31 800 000 for various sport and recreation facility projects:

  • Emakhazeni (MIG allocation)
  • Dr.J.S. Moroka (Outdoor gym/ children play-park allocation)
  • Emalahleni (MIG allocation)
  • Thembisile Hani (MIG allocation)
  • Victor Khanye ( MIG allocation)

This means, of the 6 local municipalities in the District, a total of 5 have been allocated and in future the remaining municipality (i.e. Steve Tshwete) will be also be considered.

18 November 2019 - NW1307

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

(a) Which international trips that were undertaken by officials of his department since 1 April 2014 were (i) related to the (aa) SA Copyright law and (bb) International Copyright law and (ii) sponsored by international corporations and (b) what is the name of each international corporation that sponsored each trip?

Reply:

The Director-General of the Department of Trade and Industry, Mr L October, has advised as follows:

  • In 2013/14 a dti official attended the Intellectual Property Conference in Brazil representing the former Minister Dr Rob Davies.
  • The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), together with the dti officials in April 2019 attended the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in particular the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). SCCR is an expert committee of WIPO responsible for global norm setting in the area of copyright. the dti officials also attended the WIPO General Assembly meeting in 2018 and 2019.
  • In November 2015 a dti official attended the African Ministerial Conference on Intellectual Property in Senegal.
  • In March 2018, a dti official attended the Africa Internet Academy in Mauritius.
  • In October 2018, a dti official attended the Advanced International Certificate on Intellectual Property in South Korea.
  • In 2019, the CIPC attended a Regional Conference on Copyright in Kenya, Nairobi.

The African Ministerial Conference on Intellectual Property in Senegal was sponsored by World Intellectual Property Organization. The Africa Internet Academy in Mauritius was sponsored by the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) at Strathmore University and Google. The Intellectual Property training in South Korea was sponsored by the World Intellectual Property Organization. The Regional Conference on Copyright in Kenya was sponsored by the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Costs incurred for the above-mentioned trips were budgeted for and paid for by the department.

-END-

18 November 2019 - NW685

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to the Tourism Grading Council, (a) what (i) targets were set (aa) for the past three years, (bb) since 1 January 2019 and (cc) for the next three years, (ii) targets have been reached (aa) in the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 January 2019, (iii) research has been undertaken into the grading council, (iv) changes are required within the modern environment and (v) are the results of these studies and (b) how will the research results be implemented?

Reply:

Historical Performance 3 years

 Year

Graded Establishments

Graded Rooms

 

(i) Annual Target

(ii) Actual Total at year end

(i) Annual Target

(ii) Actual Total at year end

2016/17

5 650

5 354

122 686

118 869

2017/18

5 932

5 058

128 821

118 497

2018/19

6 229

5 147

135 262

125 411

         

Future Targets and year to date Actual Performance 3 years

 Year

Graded Establishments

Graded Rooms

 

(i) Target

(ii) Actual

(i) Target

(ii) Actual

2019/20

5 500

 5 201 (as at 30 September 2019)

133 140

 124 268 (as at 30 September 2019)

2020/21

5 800

 

139 767

 

2021/22

6 100

 

146 789

 

(iii) Research has been undertaken into the grading council

In 2017 the TGCSA undertook a Perception Study research project. The main aim of this study was to determine the overall perception of the tourism sector on the value and the importance that grading has in South Africa, while understanding the difference between graded and non-graded establishments.

Methodology - Data used in the analysis was gathered over two months in cooperation with role players in the tourism sector by means of an online questionnaire and telephonic interviews. Questions asked in the questionnaires were developed by the client prior to the study with the aim of measuring the target samples perceptions of graded and non-graded establishments in South Africa. Seven questionnaires were developed for each of the specified target samples

See recommendations below (v).

Results of the study: The following core recommendations need to be incorporated and focused on by the TGCSA as part of the Perception Study(Results):

  • Restructuring the current grading system:

Funding- Grading should be offered free of charge to establishments, with the National Department of Tourism, SA Tourism and Government picking up the costs for grading.

Assessors- Recommendations included employing assessors full-time and that grading be made compulsory throughout the Tourism Sector in South Africa.

Provincial spread of assessors- It was recommended that TGCSA needs to have an office in each province with the following core functions:

  • The staff answer all calls and queries for that particular province;

Process all payments for the office;

  • Monitor assessors in that particular province;
  • Ensure that there is no illegal use of star insignia within their province, and market grading and available benefits associated with being graded within the province;
  • Each office will therefore be in charge to ensure that targets are reached and that assessors are following correct procedures;
  • Build a relationship with service-providers in provinces;
  • Communicate on quality management systems required.
  • Credible and reliable assessors- TGCSA needs to develop an anonymous report line, which accommodation establishments can call in order to report processes which they do not deem as correct. Assessors need to be qualified , experienced, credible and highly trained professionals.

Value chain implementation:

  • Attractions and heritage facilities- Heritage sites need to be graded, as not all heritage sites and attractions are on par with international standards. Government owned and operated attractions and facilities need to be a priority as this has an influence on the tourists’ holistic experience and perception of South Africa.
  • Other tourism products: The TGCSA should also quality assure other elements of the tourism experience which includes transportation such as shuttles and restaurants.

Incorporation of review portals:

  • It is recommended that the TGCSA introduce an intangible element into the grading criteria (which currently only measures tangible elements) incorporating live-time reviews from travel consumers who visit graded establishments.

Roadshows and workshops:

  • It is recommended that TGCSA incorporate a roadshow (similar to the previous Power of One Roadshow) into their annual planning, during which each province is visited and receive the same standardised training and information.

Marketing and awareness campaigns:

  • Improve effectiveness of the TGCSA website- Value can be created through the creation of a one stop shop for all graded establishments. Where potential guests can not only view the accommodation establishment, it’s rating and description but they can also make bookings, as well as write review
  • TGCSA Mobile App- The above mentioned one-stop platform can then also be expanded to a mobile app, where people can make bookings while on the go. This platform can also be used to promote shot-left campaigns and promotions offered by graded establishments.

(b) How will the research results be implemented?

Funding

In a number of cases, the above recommendations have been either implemented or partially implemented. There are however a number of recommendations outlined above that require notable financial funding and human resources in order to execute. In these cases, due to the limited head count and financial resources available, TGCSA is unable to implement these recommendations. The implementation of the grading standards and certification for attractions, experiences and facilities such as heritage facilities, has not commenced as these activities require additional resouces such as headcount which are not currently available. There are also a number of these recommendations that require policy amendments and these discussions are ongoing with respect to the cost benefit comparison associated.

Costs of Grading

TGCSA in collaboration with the National Department of Tourism automated the introduction of the Grading Support Program funding in 2017. This funding allows for properties to access up to 90% off their grading fees annually. To date, over 4000 properties to the tune of R13mil have been assisted with funding to address affordability of fees.

Full Time Assessors vs the Current outsourced model

The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Quality Assurance Officer undertook a detailed feasibility study into recommendations of employing assessors on a full-time basis in 2017. The total employee cost that would be incurred was an additional R35 247 728, 20 annually. Lack of Head count approval makes implementation on a full-time basis a challenge and had to revisit and strengthen the Service Provider Agreements for Assessors.

Provincial spread of Assessors

The TGCSA has in the last twelve months relocated some of its permanent staff, the six Provincial Quality Assurance Specialists, to the provincial Tourism Agency offices. SAT currently have staff based in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, East London and Polokwane. This is proving to be a positive decision and regional integration is improving.

The TGCSA also currently has 62 Accredited Assessors operating accross the country:

Eastern Cape – 7 resident assessors

Free State – 5 resident assessors

Gauteng – 10 resident assessors

KZN – 9 resident assessors

Limpopo – 4 resident assessors

Mpumalanga – 5 resident assessors

North West – 4 resident assessors

Northern Cape – 5 resident assessors

Western Cape – 13 resident assessors

Incorporation of Review Portals

To ensure relevance and intergration with online review portals, the team at the TGCSA are also currently working on greater integration with platforms in order to display the grading status of listings. At present we interface with a number of local and online platforms using and automated plug in (API) link which is governed by the relevant legal structures.

Roadshows and workshops

The Grading System enhancement process was completed in November 2018 and the new grading system, criteria and benefits was introduced on 01 April 2019. This process involved widespread industry consultation and global benchmarking and concluded with the Ministers approval in November 2018. This also included a national roadshow, in all nine provinces, in response to the feedback from the survey. The team in the provinces are regularly engaging our stakeholders at a myriad of workshops and meetings held across the country and the presence of TGCSA personnel in the regions has aided accessibility and support for graded establishments.

Marketing and awareness campaigns

TGCSA Integrated Marketing Campaign for both Trade and Consumer has been finalised. This campaign which focusses on the new benefits and system accolade enhancements which aide product differentiation should drive renewals and attract new leads. In addition, the Provincial teams are working closely with their Provincial Stakeholders and are participating in a number of events to drive awareness and new applications. The TGCSA will hold its Annual Assessor Conference in Quarter 2 of 2019/20 and this will be an opportunity to re-energise the team and focus them on sales drive.

The TGCSA, after receiving the counsel of the marketing and digital team at SA Tourism in 2017, chose not to create and launch a Mobile Application to share information due to the additional management that an Application platform would create. Instead, a decision to use our current, mobile supported website was made. This enables real-time updates and integration with SA Tourism and other online platforms. The TGCSA website is also undergoing a review and greater integration into the SA Tourism digital offering.

18 November 2019 - NW1422

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1) (a) What number of Ministers from the Fifth Parliament are currently in arrears with their rental payments on their Ministerial houses, (b) what is being done to collect the outstanding monies and (c) what (i) is the quantum outstanding by each department and (ii) total amount is outstanding; (2) (a) what number of Ministers from the Sixth Parliament are in arrears with their rental payments on their Ministerial houses, (b) what is being done to collect the outstanding monies and (c) what (i) is the quantum outstanding by each department and (ii) total amount is outstanding?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. (a) The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure has informed me there are 43 Ministers, who are past and returning members of who are currently in arrears with their payments.

(b) Letters for payment arrangements with statements were sent to them. Some have instituted stop order payment and we are following up on others. If arrangements are not made and payments have not been received the account will be handed over to the State attorney for debt collection.

(c) (i) and (ii) See the attached ANNEXURE A

2. (a) A new Guide for Executive Members came to effective on 8 June 2019 and are currently under review by the President. Once the new guide for executive members is approved by the President it will be implemented.

(b) Not applicable

(c) (i) and (ii) Not applicable

Annexure A

RENTALS FOR STATE-OWNED RESIDENCES

OCCUPANT

AMOUNT

AMOUNT

 

OWING

PAID SINCE

Former Minister

R64 272,37

R0,00

Former Minister

R5 042,42

R0,00

Former Minister

R2 108,35

R0,00

Former Minister

R66 564,35

R0,00

Former Minister

R7 709,58

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R3 134,47

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R595,92

R0,00

Former Minister

R51 273,73

R0,00

Former Minister

R17 457,45

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R145,94

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R505,62

R0,00

Former Minister

R805,71

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R839,37

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R1 685,68

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R4 990,06

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R5 089,05

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R11 427,21

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R22 891,79

R0,00

Former Minister

R41 505,31

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R69 365,92

R0,00

Former Minister

R73 503,58

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R74 323,99

R0,00

Former Minister

R144 165,92

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R34 753,13

R0,00

Deputy Minister

R63 329,07

R0,00

Former Minister

R61 396,00

R0,00

Deputy Minister

R14 444,62

R0,00

Deputy Minister

R9 994,77

R3 000,00

Minister

R9 348,03

R3 602,46

Deputy Minister

R412,83

R0,00

Deputy Minister

R47 054,24

R0,00

Minister

R16 105,43

R0,00

Deputy Minister

R40 834,20

R0,00

Minister

R16 768,52

R0,00

Deputy Minister

R48 823,62

R2 966,70

Deputy Minister

R21 031,69

R0,00

Deputy Minister

R21 776,63

R2 732,37

Minister

R15 028,30

R0,00

Minister

R58 949,45

R3 602,46

Deputy Minister

R38 058,24

R0,00

Deputy Minister

R65 475,93

R0,00

Minister

R39 043,01

R0,00

Minister

R12 163,63

R0,00

TOTAL

R1 304 195,11

 

18 November 2019 - NW1306

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

What are the details of all international trips that were undertaken by officials of his department since 2014, in each case, including the (a) date of the trip, (b) destination, (c) duration of the trip, (d) name of each official on the trip, (e) job title of each official on the trip, (f) purpose of the trip, (g) name of the conference or event attended and (h) name of each sponsor of the (i) trip and (ii) conference/event attended?

Reply:

The Director-General of the Department of Trade and Industry, Mr L October, has advised me of the following:

“The department was able to obtain limited information from the travel agents for the last two years as reflected in the table below.

Information in respect of sponsorships is contained in the department’s Annual Reports for the respective financial years.”

Date of Trip

Destination

Job Title

20171003

New York

Chief Director

20171003

New York

Chief Operating Officer

20171006

Morocco

Chief Director

20171007

Geneva

Director

20171007

Germany

Director

20171007

Germany

Chief Director

20171009

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20171011

Morocco

Deputy Director

20171012

New York

Deputy Director

20171012

New York

Director

20171012

New York

Deputy Director

20171013

Cuba

Deputy Director

20171013

Cuba

Director

20171013

Cuba

Deputy Director

20171014

Brussels

Deputy Director

20171014

Brussels

Director

20171014

Germany

Deputy Director

20171014

Germany

Director

20171014

Ireland

Director

20171014

Ireland

Chief Director

20171015

Indonesia

Chief Director

20171015

Indonesia

Director

20171016

Brussels

Chief Director

20171016

Brussels

Chief Director

20171019

Amsterdam

Director

20171021

Geneva

Assistant Director

20171021

Geneva

Deputy Director

20171021

Germany

Deputy Director

20171022

Denmark

Director

20171022

Moscow

Deputy Director

20171022

Moscow

Director

20171022

Moscow

Deputy Director

20171022

Moscow

Deputy Director

20171022

Moscow

Chief Operating Officer

20171022

Moscow

Director

20171022

Moscow

Assistant Director

20171022

Austria

Chief Director

20171027

Cuba

Director

20171027

Cuba

Assistant Director

20171027

Cuba

Trade and Industry Advisor

20171027

Cuba

Advanced Team Assistant

20171027

Miami

Deputy Director

20171028

Cuba

None Employee

20171029

Germany

Director

20171029

Munich

Chief Operating Officer

20171030

California

Deputy Director

20171031

France

Director

20171104

Germany

Deputy Director

20171104

Germany

Deputy Director

20171104

Ireland

Deputy Director

20171104

Ireland

Project & Office Manager

20171105

Geneva

Director

20171105

Geneva

Director

20171105

Geneva

Assistant Director

20171105

Philippines

Deputy Director

20171105

Philippines

Assistant Director

20171105

Philippines

Director

20171107

Pakistan

Deputy Director

20171111

Ireland

Director

20171111

Ireland

Trade and Industry Advisor

20171111

Istanbul

Assistant Director

20171111

Sydney

Assistant Director

20171111

Sydney

Deputy Director

20171111

Austria

Director

20171112

Germany

Personal Assistant

20171113

Brussels

Chief Director

20171113

Cuba

Assistant Director

20171115

New York

Chief Director

20171118

London

Trade and Industry Advisor

20171118

London

Senior Administration Clerk

20171119

Korea

Deputy Director

20171119

Korea

Advanced Team Assistant

20171119

Korea

Chief Director

20171119

Saudi Arabia

Deputy Director

20171119

Saudi Arabia

Director

20171120

Geneva

Deputy Director

20171121

China

Chief Director

20171121

China

Director

20171121

China

Deputy Director

20171121

China

Director

20171123

Munich

Advanced Team Assistant

20171123

Munich

Director

20171125

Amsterdam

Trade and Industry Advisor

20171125

Dubai

Assistant Director

20171125

India

Deputy Director

20171125

India

Chief Director

20171125

India

Chief Director

20171125

India

Director

20171125

London

Director

20171125

Sweden

Director

20171130

Austria

Director

20171202

Athens

Director

20171202

Athens

Deputy Director

20171202

Brazil

Deputy Director

20171202

Brazil

Chief Director

20171202

Brazil

Deputy Director

20171202

Istanbul

Deputy Director

20171202

Sao Paolo

Assistant Director

20171202

Sri Lanka

Deputy Director

20171205

London

Assistant Director

20171206

Argentina

Deputy Director

20171206

Sao Paulo

Secretary

20171206

Shanghai

Deputy Director

20171206

Shanghai

Director

20171209

Geneva

Director

20171214

Argentina

Deputy Director

20171214

Argentina

Assistant Director

20171214

Argentina

Chief Director

20171214

Argentina

Advanced Team Assistant

20171214

Argentina

Director

20171214

Argentina

Chief Operating Officer

20180107

Atlanta

Chief Operating Officer

20180107

Atlanta

Divisional Financial Advisor

20180107

Atlanta

Project Manager

20180107

Atlanta

Chief Operating Officer

20180120

Shanghai

Director

20180120

Singapore

Director

20180120

Zurich

Chief Of Staff

20180121

Zurich

Chief Director

20180122

London

Assistant Director

20180124

Italy

Assistant Director

20180126

Dubai

Personal Assistant

20180126

Dubai

Assistant Director

20180126

Austria

Chief Director

20180127

Dubai

Chief Director

20180127

Geneva

Chief Director

20180127

Geneva

Deputy Director

20180128

Comoro

Deputy Director

20180128

Comoro

Deputy Director

20180128

Comoro

Chief Director

20180128

Geneva

Director

20180128

Geneva

Deputy Director

20180129

Geneva

Director

20180203

Moscow

Assistant Director

20180204

Germany

Assistant Director

20180204

Germany

Director

20180204

Germany

Deputy Director

20180204

Germany

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180206

Argentina

Deputy Director

20180206

Argentina

Assistant Director

20180209

Istanbul

Director

20180209

Las Vegas

Deputy Director

20180209

Las Vegas

Director

20180210

Las Vegas

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180210

Austria

Deputy Director

20180210

Austria

Deputy Director

20180210

Austria

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180213

Germany

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180213

Germany

Deputy Director

20180214

Brussels

Assistant Director

20180214

Brussels

Director

20180214

Brussels

Deputy Director

20180214

Germany

Chief Director

20180214

Germany

Senior Administration Clerk

20180215

Brussels

Director

20180215

Dubai

Assistant Director

20180215

Dubai

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180215

Dubai

Assistant Director

20180215

Dubai

Director

20180215

Dubai

Director

20180215

Dubai

Assistant Director

20180217

Brussels

Chief Director

20180217

Brussels

Director

20180217

India

Chief Director

20180217

India

Deputy Director

20180217

India

Director

20180218

New York

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180218

New York

Deputy Director

20180218

New York

Chief Director

20180219

Brussels

Deputy Director

20180220

India

Director

20180221

Brussels

Director

20180225

London

Deputy Director General

20180225

London

Director

20180227

Saudi Arabia

Deputy Director

20180227

Saudi Arabia

Assistant Director

20180301

Canada

Assistant Director

20180301

Canada

Senior Communication Officer

20180301

Canada

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180302

Canada

Deputy Director

20180302

Canada

Director

20180302

Canada

Assistant Director

20180302

Tokyo

Director

20180302

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20180302

Tokyo

Communication Officer

20180303

Bahrain

Assistant Director

20180303

London

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180303

London

Assistant Director

20180303

London

Assistant Director

20180304

France

Assistant Director

20180310

France

Assistant Director

20180310

New Delhi

Deputy Director

20180310

New Delhi

Deputy Director

20180311

Vietnam

Deputy Director

20180311

Vietnam

Assistant Director

20180314

Germany

Deputy Director

20180314

Germany

Deputy Director

20180315

Los Angeles

Assistant Director

20180315

New York

Deputy Director

20180317

Colombia

Deputy Director

20180317

Colombia

Deputy Director

20180317

Colombia

Deputy Director

20180317

Colombia

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180317

Columbia

Deputy Director

20180317

Germany

Director

20180317

Germany

Chief Director

20180317

Los Angeles

Chief Director

20180317

New Delhi

Deputy Director

20180318

Geneva

Director

20180318

Geneva

Assistant Director

20180318

New Delhi

Chief Director

20180320

France

Director

20180320

Los Angeles

Assistant Director

20180321

Los Angeles

Deputy Director

20180323

Colombia

Director

20180324

Chengdu

Director

20180324

China

Director

20180324

France

Assistant Director

20180324

France

Director

20180324

Shanghai

Assistant Director

20180324

Shanghai

Assistant Director

20180325

Brazil

Deputy Director

20180326

Geneva

Director

20180328

Brazil

Assistant Director

20180330

Brazil

Deputy Director

20180402

New Delhi

Director

20180404

London

Director

20180404

London

Director

20180407

Dubai

Chief Director

20180407

Austria

Deputy Director

20180407

Austria

Director

20180407

Austria

Deputy Director

20180407

Austria

Chief Director

20180413

France

Chief Director

20180413

Germany

Deputy Director

20180413

Germany

Call Centre Manager

20180413

Germany

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180413

Malaysia

Deputy Director

20180413

Malaysia

Assistant Director

20180413

Malaysia

Assistant Director

20180414

Indonesia

Director

20180414

Ireland

Assistant Director

20180414

London

Director

20180414

London

Chief Director

20180414

London

Chief Director

20180414

London

Deputy Director

20180414

London

Director

20180415

Geneva

Deputy Director

20180415

London

Chief Director

20180415

London

Deputy Director

20180416

London

Director

20180416

London

Director

20180416

London

Director

20180420

Chile

Assistant Director

20180420

Chile

Assistant Director

20180420

Chile

Deputy Director

20180420

New York

Deputy Director

20180421

Geneva

Deputy Director

20180421

Geneva

Deputy Director

20180421

Geneva

Assistant Director

20180421

Germany

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180421

Indonesia

Deputy Director

20180421

New York

Director

20180422

Istanbul

Assistant Director

20180422

Istanbul

Assistant Director

20180424

Munich

Assistant Director

20180424

Munich

Director

20180424

New Delhi

Chief Operating Officer

20180424

Sydney

Deputy Director

20180424

Sydney

Deputy Director

20180424

Sydney

Chief Director

20180424

Sydney

Deputy Director

20180424

Sydney

Deputy Director

20180424

Sydney

Chief Director

20180424

Sydney

Director

20180425

New York

Deputy Director

20180425

New York

Director

20180427

Texas

Director

20180427

Texas

Assistant Director

20180427

Texas

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180428

London

Deputy Director

20180428

London

Director

20180502

Argentina

Deputy Director

20180502

Brussel

Director

20180503

Portugal

Chief Director

20180503

Portugal

Director

20180504

Argentina

Assistant Director

20180504

Dubai

Deputy Director

20180504

Dubai

Chief audit Executive

20180504

France

Advanced Team Assistant

20180504

France

Deputy Director

20180505

Argentina

Chief Director

20180505

Canada

Deputy Director

20180505

Greece

Assistant Director

20180505

Greece

Assistant Director

20180505

Greece

Deputy Director

20180508

Qatar

Assistant Director

20180513

Shanghai

Assistant Director

20180513

Shanghai

Assistant Director

20180513

Shanghai

Assistant Director

20180513

Shanghai

Deputy Director

20180517

China

Chief Economist

20180521

France

Director

20180521

France

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180521

Indonesia

Assistant Director

20180521

Indonesia

Director

20180522

Amsterdam

Chief Director

20180522

France

Director

20180522

France

Chief Director

20180522

Munich

Chief Operating Officer

20180522

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20180523

Indonesia

Deputy Director

20180523

Indonesia

Deputy Director

20180523

Indonesia

Assistant Director

20180523

Indonesia

Chief Director

20180523

Indonesia

Deputy Director

20180523

Indonesia

Chief Director

20180525

Texas

Chief Director

20180526

Amsterdam

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180526

Shanghai

Director

20180529

Las Vegas

Deputy Director

20180529

Las Vegas

Chief Director

20180601

Hong Kong

Deputy Director

20180601

Sydney

Deputy Director

20180601

Sydney

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180602

Athens

Director

20180602

Athens

Chief Director

20180602

Boston

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180602

Boston

Chief Director

20180602

Boston

Director

20180602

Boston

Director

20180602

Moscow

Deputy Director

20180603

Argentina

Director

20180603

Argentina

Director

20180604

Canada

Director

20180605

Canada

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180605

Canada

Assistant Director

20180609

Latvia

Director

20180609

Latvia

Chief Director

20180609

Paris

Director

20180609

Paris

Assistant Director

20180615

Austria

Director

20180615

Austria

Chief Director

20180616

Latvia

Director

20180617

Geneva

Assistant Director

20180617

Geneva

Director

20180617

New York

Deputy Director

20180617

New York

Director

20180617

Austria

Director

20180617

Austria

Senior Communication Officer

20180618

Paris

Chief Director

20180622

China

Deputy Director

20180622

China

Deputy Director

20180622

China

Assistant Director

20180622

New Delhi

Chief Director

20180622

Austria

Assistant Director

20180623

Dubai

Director

20180623

India

Director

20180623

Philippines

Assistant Director

20180623

Philippines

Deputy Director

20180626

London

Chief Director

20180626

London

Director

20180630

Milan

Deputy Director

20180630

Milan

Deputy Director

20180630

Shanghai

Chief Director

20180630

Shanghai

Assistant Director

20180707

Malaysia

Assistant Director

20180707

Washington

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180707

Washington

Assistant Director

20180707

Washington

Director

20180707

Washington

Advanced Team Assistant

20180707

Washington

Deputy Director

20180709

Atlanta

Project Manager

20180710

Abu Dhabi

Director

20180710

Atlanta

Chief Operating Officer

20180710

Atlanta

Deputy Director

20180710

Dubai

Chief Director

20180710

Saudi Arabia

Chief Director

20180710

Saudi Arabia

Chief Financial Officer

20180711

Brazil

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180711

Brazil

Deputy Director

20180717

Xiamen

Deputy Director

20180717

Xiamen

Intern

20180720

London

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180721

Seoul

Assistant Director

20180804

London

Director

20180805

Geneva

Assistant Director

20180821

Argentina

Deputy Director

20180823

France

Advanced Team Assistant

20180823

France

Deputy Director

20180824

Austria

Director

20180826

Oslo

Deputy Director

20180826

Australia

Deputy Director

20180826

Singapore

Director

20180826

Singapore

Director

20180827

Australia

Director

20180829

Beijing

Assistant Director

20180829

China

Chief Operating Officer

20180829

China

Deputy Director

20180829

China

Assistant Director

20180830

Bangkok

Director

20180830

Bangkok

Assistant Director

20180830

Beijing

Chief Director

20180830

Beijing

Deputy Director

20180830

China

Director

20180830

Indonesia

Chief Director

20180830

Peru

Director

20180830

Peru

Director

20180830

Peru

Assistant Director

20180830

Peru

Deputy Director

20180901

China

Assistant Director

20180901

China

Assistant Director

20180901

China

Deputy Director

20180904

Canada

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180904

Canada

Assistant Director

20180904

China

Director

20180904

China

Deputy Director

20180904

Austria

Chief Risk & Compliance Officer

20180906

Hong Kong

Chief Director

20180910

Argentina

Director

20180911

Argentina

Chief Director

20180911

Argentina

Deputy Director

20180913

Dubai

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180913

Dubai

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180914

Moscow

Call Centre Manager

20180914

Moscow

Communication Officer

20180914

Moscow

Assistant Director

20180914

Paris

Assistant Director

20180914

Paris

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180914

Sao Paulo

Deputy Director

20180915

Denmark

Director

20180915

France

Deputy Director

20180915

France

Chief Audit Executive

20180915

Paris

Assistant Director

20180915

Tokyo

Senior Communication Officer

20180915

Tokyo

Director

20180915

Tokyo

Director

20180916

Germany

Deputy Director

20180916

Tokyo

Chief Director

20180917

France

Chief Director

20180917

France

Executive Assistant

20180917

France

Director

20180917

France

Director General

20180917

France

Chief Director

20180920

New York

Deputy Director

20180920

New York

Assistant Director

20180920

New York

Deputy Director

20180920

New York

Advanced Team Assistant

20180921

Saudi Arabia

Chief Director

20180922

Poland

Director

20180923

Geneva

Deputy Director

20180923

Geneva

Deputy Director

20180923

Thailand

Assistant Director

20180924

Canada

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180924

Italy

Deputy Director

20180924

Italy

Assistant Director

20180925

Colombia

Director

20180926

Dubai

Director

20180927

Saudi Arabia

Chief Director

20180928

Dubai

Deputy Director

20180928

Miami

Advanced Team Assistant

20180929

Belgium

Chief Director

20180929

Belgium

Deputy Director

20180930

Houston

Deputy Director

20180930

Houston

Deputy Director

20181001

London

Chief Director

20181004

Dubai

Chief Director

20181004

Tokyo

Assistant Director

20181004

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20181004

Tokyo

Assistant Director

20181007

Geneva

Director

20181009

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20181010

Florida

Deputy Director

20181013

Florida

Chief Operating Officer

20181014

Canada

Trade and Industry Advisor

20181014

London

Trade and Industry Advisor

20181014

Oslo, Norway

Assistant Director

20181014

Oslo, Norway

Deputy Director

20181014

Sri Lanka

Deputy Director

20181015

China

Communication Officer

20181016

China

Advanced Team Assistant

20181016

London

Trade and Industry Advisor

20181016

Miami

Personal Assistant

20181016

Zurich

Director

20181017

France

Deputy Director

20181018

France

Deputy Director

20181018

France

Assistant Director

20181019

Canada

Deputy Director

20181019

Cuba

Chief Financial Officer

20181020

France

Director

20181020

Geneva

Director

20181020

Geneva

Deputy Director

20181022

Brussels

Chief Of Staff

20181022

Brussels

Chief Director

20181022

Brussels

Personal Assistant

20181022

Mexico

Assistant Director

20181022

Mexico

Director

20181022

Mexico

Chief Director

20181026

Cuba

Assistant Director

20181026

Dubai

Director

20181026

Dubai

Assistant Director

20181027

California

Deputy Director

20181027

California

Chief Operating Officer

20181027

Cuba

Deputy Director

20181028

California

Director

20181028

California

Deputy Director

20181028

California

Trade and Industry Advisor

20181029

Shanghai

Assistant Director

20181031

California

Chief Of Staff

20181031

Shanghai

Chief Director

20181031

Shanghai

Assistant Director

20181101

China

Deputy Director

20181101

Oslo, Norway

Chief Director

20181103

Cuba

Assistant Director

20181103

Shanghai

Chief Director

20181104

Amsterdam

Chief Director

20181106

Geneva

Chief Economist

20181110

Los Angeles

Trade and Industry Advisor

20181110

Sweden

Trade and Industry Advisor

20181111

Geneva

Assistant Director

20181111

Istanbul

Chief Director

20181117

Amsterdam

Assistant Director

20181117

Geneva

Director

20181118

Moscow

Personal Assistant

20181122

Moscow

Personal Assistant

20181124

Italy

Deputy Director

20181125

London

Deputy Director

20181126

Atlanta

Chief Director

20181126

Atlanta

Chief Operating Officer

20181129

Bangkok

Deputy Director

20181201

Geneva

Assistant Director

20181201

Geneva

Deputy Director

20181202

Bangkok

Chief Director

20181202

Bangkok

Director

20181202

Geneva

Deputy Director

20181208

Dubai

Administrative Officer

20181208

Dubai

Assistant Director

20181208

Dubai

Deputy Director

20181209

Guangzhou

Deputy Director

20181209

London

Deputy Director

20181210

Dubai

Assistant Director

20181212

London

Deputy Director

20181212

London

Director

20190112

Shanghai

Chief Of Staff

20190112

Shanghai

Deputy Director

20190112

Shanghai

Deputy Director

20190112

Tokyo

Chief Director

20190112

Tokyo

Director

20190112

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20190115

New Delhi

Director

20190115

New Delhi

Chief Director

20190119

New Delhi

Deputy Director

20190119

New Delhi

Assistant Director

20190121

New Delhi

Deputy Director

20190121

New Delhi

Chief Director

20190121

New Delhi

Assistant Director

20190122

New Delhi

Deputy Director

20190122

New Delhi

Chief Director

20190122

Zurich

Chief Director

20190123

New Delhi

Deputy Director

20190125

Germany

Chief Director

20190126

Dubai

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190127

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20190131

New York

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190131

New York

Deputy Director

20190202

Germany

Assistant Director

20190202

Germany

Director

20190202

Germany

Call Centre Manager

20190202

Germany

Assistant Director

20190202

Germany

Assistant Director

20190210

Brazil

Deputy Director

20190210

Brazil

Chief Director

20190210

Geneva

Legal Officer

20190210

Geneva

Director

20190210

Germany

Intern

20190210

Germany

Deputy Director

20190213

Abu Dhabi

Deputy Director

20190213

Abu Dhabi

Assistant Director

20190213

Abu Dhabi

Assistant Director

20190214

Dubai

Assistant Director

20190214

Dubai

Senior Communication Officer

20190215

Dubai

Deputy Director

20190215

Dubai

Personal Assistant

20190215

Dubai

Director

20190215

Dubai

Assistant Director

20190215

India

Chief Director

20190215

India

Deputy Director

20190217

Dubai

Deputy Director

20190217

Dubai

Assistant Director

20190217

Mumbai

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190217

Mumbai

Director

20190217

Mumbai

Director

20190217

Mumbai

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190218

New York

Assistant Director

20190218

New York

Chief Director

20190220

Sydney

Team Assistant

20190222

Sydney

Chief Director

20190223

Brisbane

Deputy Director

20190223

Brisbane

Deputy Director

20190223

Brisbane

Director

20190223

Australia

Deputy Director

20190223

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190223

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190223

Mumbai

Chief Director

20190224

Colombia

Director

20190224

Colombia

Deputy Director

20190226

Colombia

Chief Director

20190228

Canada

Assistant Director

20190301

Canada

Director

20190301

Canada

Deputy Director

20190301

France

Director

20190301

France

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190301

Tokyo

Intern

20190301

Tokyo

Assistant Director

20190301

Tokyo

Assistant Director

20190301

Tokyo

Senior Communication

20190301

Tokyo

Assistant Director

20190302

France

Communication Officer

20190303

Geneva

Director

20190303

Geneva

Assistant Director

20190306

Texas

Assistant Director

20190308

Brazil

Intern

20190308

Brazil

Chief Director

20190308

Brazil

Deputy Director

20190309

France

Deputy Director

20190311

Italy

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190311

Italy

Call Centre Manager

20190311

Italy

Director

20190313

Malaysia

Assistant Director

20190314

Germany

Intern

20190316

Dubai

Assistant Director

20190316

Dubai

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190316

Hong Kong

Deputy Director

20190316

Hong Kong

Director

20190319

Geneva

Director

20190319

Geneva

Legal Officer

20190319

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190319

Germany

Director

20190319

Germany

Deputy Director

20190319

Germany

Deputy Director

20190319

Germany

Chief Director

20190323

Argentina

Assistant Director

20190323

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190323

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190324

France

Director

20190324

France

Chief Director

20190324

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20190324

Austria

Director

20190324

Austria

Chief Director

20190326

Morocco

Intern

20190326

Morocco

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190326

Tokyo

Director

20190326

Tokyo

Chief Director

20190329

Brazil

Deputy Director

20190329

Brazil

Assistant Director

20190329

Brazil

Deputy Director

20190330

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190330

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190331

Nepal

Director

20190331

Nepal

Chief Director

20190403

Miami

Deputy Director

20190403

Miami

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190405

Dubai

Director

20190405

Dubai

Chief Director

20190405

Dubai

Deputy Director

20190407

Tokyo

Director

20190409

Colombia

Chief Director

20190412

Moscow

Director

20190412

Russia

Chief Director

20190412

Russia

Deputy Director

20190414

Saudi Arabia

Deputy Director

20190414

Saudi Arabia

Chief Director

20190414

Saudi Arabia

Chief Director

20190414

Saudi Arabia

Deputy Director

20190417

Moscow

Chief Director

20190421

Moscow

Advanced Team Assistant

20190421

Moscow

Deputy Director

20190423

Canada

Deputy Director

20190423

China

Chief Director

20190423

China

Deputy Director

20190423

China

Director

20190424

Istanbul

Deputy Director

20190424

Istanbul

Chief Director

20190427

Canada

Deputy Director

20190427

Canada

Deputy Director

20190427

Geneva

Director

20190427

Geneva

Assistant Director

20190427

Morocco

Chief Director

20190502

Texas

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190502

Texas

Director

20190502

Texas

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190503

Texas

Communication Officer

20190503

Texas

Senior Communication Officer

20190503

Washington

Deputy Director

20190504

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190504

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190504

Portugal

Chief Director

20190504

Portugal

Director

20190504

Texas

Deputy Director

20190506

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20190506

Tokyo

Assistant Director

20190511

New Delhi

Chief Director

20190511

New Delhi

Chief Director

20190511

New Delhi

Deputy Director

20190511

New Delhi

Deputy Director

20190513

France

Deputy Director

20190513

France

Director

20190513

France

Chief Director

20190513

Tokyo

Director

20190518

Geneva

Director

20190518

Tokyo

Chief Director

20190519

China

Assistant Director

20190519

Korea

Assistant Director

20190519

Korea

Assistant Director

20190521

Amsterdam

Chief Director

20190521

France

Deputy Director

20190525

Germany

Director

20190525

Germany

Chief Director

20190527

Brazil

Director

20190527

Denmark

Chief Director

20190527

Denmark

Director

20190527

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190527

Indonesia

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190527

Indonesia

Director

20190528

Portugal

Chief Director

20190528

Portugal

Director

20190530

Sudan

Deputy Director

20190601

Pennsylvania

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190602

Oslo

Deputy Director

20190603

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20190603

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20190603

Tokyo

Chief Director

20190604

Geneva

Director

20190604

Geneva

Legal Officer

20190604

St Petersburg

Director

20190604

St Petersburg

Chief Director

20190604

St Petersburg

Deputy Director

20190606

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20190608

Brazil

Director

20190608

Brazil

Chief Director

20190608

Dubai

Deputy Director

20190608

Dubai

Assistant Director

20190608

Dubai

Assistant Director

20190608

Dubai

Media Liaison Officer

20190608

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190608

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190608

Geneva

Director

20190608

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190608

Geneva

Chief Director

20190608

London

Advanced Team Assistant

20190608

London

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190608

London

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190609

Washington

Chief Director

20190609

Washington

Deputy Director

20190610

Edinburgh

Senior Specialist

20190610

Geneva

Director

20190610

Manchester

Director

20190610

Vienna, Austria

Chief Director

20190613

Germany

Director

20190614

France

Advanced Team Assistant

20190614

France

Director

20190614

New York

Chief Director

20190615

Malaysia

Personal Assistant

20190615

Malaysia

Deputy Director

20190615

Moscow

Assistant Director

20190615

Moscow

Assistant Director

20190615

Moscow

Deputy Director

20190615

Munich

Director

20190615

Munich

Deputy Director

20190615

Munich

Deputy Director

20190615

Munich

Deputy Director

20190615

New York

Assistant Director

20190615

New York

Deputy Director

20190616

Finland

Deputy Director

20190616

Finland

Non dti Official

20190616

Geneva

Assistant Director

20190616

London

Director

20190618

Istanbul

Deputy Director

20190618

Istanbul

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190622

Kazakhstan

Director

20190622

Kazakhstan

Deputy Director

20190622

Kazakhstan

Chief Director

20190623

Geneva

Legal Officer

20190624

Korea

Director

20190624

Osaka, Japan

Director

20190624

Osaka, Japan

Deputy Director

20190624

Osaka, Japan

Deputy Director

20190624

Osaka, Japan

Assistant Director

20190624

Osaka, Japan

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190625

New York

Assistant Director

20190625

New York

Deputy Director

20190625

New York

Chief Director

20190625

New York

Director

20190626

Germany

Assistant Director

20190626

New Delhi

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190626

New Delhi

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190626

New Delhi

Director

20190626

New Delhi

Director

20190626

Osaka, Japan

Chief Director

20190627

Geneva

Director

20190627

Geneva

Director

20190627

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190627

London

Deputy Director

20190628

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190630

Geneva

Chief Director

20190702

Switzerland

Chief Director

20190702

Switzerland

Deputy Director

20190702

Switzerland

Assistant Director

20190702

Switzerland

Deputy Director

20190702

Zurich

Director

20190702

Zurich

Director

20190705

Los Angeles

Chief Audit Executive

20190705

Los Angeles

Assistant Director

20190705

Zurich

Deputy Director

20190706

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190709

London

Deputy Director

20190710

New Delhi

Deputy Director

20190710

New Delhi

Director

20190712

New York

Assistant Director

20190713

Brussels

Assistant Director

20190713

Australia

Director

20190713

Australia

Deputy Director

20190715

Seychelles

Director

20190717

India

Assistant Director

20190717

New Delhi

Assistant Director

20190717

New Delhi

Assistant Director

20190718

London

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190718

London

Deputy Director

20190722

London

Director

20190727

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190727

Geneva

Chief Director

20190727

Geneva

Assistant Director

20190729

Abu Dhabi

Director

20190729

Las Vegas

Assistant Director

20190729

Las Vegas

Deputy Director

20190729

Tokyo

Chief Operating Officer

20190808

New York

Intern

20190808

New York

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190809

New York

Personal Assistant

20190824

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20190824

Tokyo

Chief Director

20190824

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20190824

Tokyo

Assistant Director

20190825

Brazil

Deputy Director

20190825

Tokyo

Chief Director

20190826

Brazil

Deputy Director

20190826

Japan

Deputy Director

20190826

Japan

Assistant Director

20190826

London

Chief Director

20190826

Shanghai

Chief Director

20190829

Tokyo

Director

20190829

Tokyo

Director

20190829

United Kingdom

Assistant Director

20190829

United Kingdom

Deputy Director

20190831

China

Intern

20190831

China

Assistant Director

20190831

China

Deputy Director

20190831

Australia

Director

20190901

Chengdu

Assistant Director

20190901

Chengdu

Director

20190901

Chengdu

Advanced Team Assistant

20190901

Chengdu

Assistant Director

20190901

China

Assistant Director

20190901

Australia

Assistant Director

20190903

Canada

Director

20190903

Chengdu

Deputy Director

20190903

Chengdu

Private Secretary

20190903

Chengdu

Technical Assistant

20190903

Chengdu

Deputy Director

20190905

London

Director

20190905

London

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190905

London

Assistant Director

20190906

Canada

Director

20190906

Canada

Director

20190907

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190907

Geneva

Director

20190912

Brazil

Chief Director

20190914

Brazil

Director

20190914

Brazil

Chief Director

20190914

Kuwait

Deputy Director

20190914

Kuwait

Assistant Director

20190915

Pennsylvania

Deputy Director

20190915

Pennsylvania

Deputy Director

20190915

Turkey

Deputy Director

20190915

Turkey

Chief Director

20190915

Turkey

Assistant Director

20190918

Brazil

Deputy Director

20190918

Brazil

Deputy Director

20190918

Peru

Deputy Director

20190920

Moscow

Assistant Director

20190920

Moscow

Assistant Director

20190920

Moscow

Call Centre Manager

20190921

Moscow

Director

20190921

Moscow

Assistant Director

20190925

Atlanta

Chief Operating Officer

20190925

Atlanta

Chief Director

20190928

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190928

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190929

Philippines

Deputy Director

20190929

Philippines

Assistant Director

20190930

Philippines

Communication Officer

20191002

Prague

Deputy Director

20191002

Prague

Private Secretary

20191002

Prague

Intern

20191002

Prague

Deputy Director

20191005

London

Deputy Director

20191005

London

Deputy Director

20191009

California

Assistant Director

20191009

California

Trade and Industry Advisor

-END-

18 November 2019 - NW1131

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) On what date was the Tourism Economic Framework finalised, (b) what are the main drivers of the framework, (c)(i) how is the framework communicated and (ii) to whom and (d) how is the execution of the framework (i) monitored and (ii) evaluated?

Reply:

The Department of tourism does not have a Tourism Economic Framework.

a) – (d) Not applicable

18 November 2019 - NW1208

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

What (a) has been the basic salary of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Empowerment Fund in each of the past three financial years, (b) benefits has the CEO been entitled to and (c) bonus has been paid to the CEO in each financial year?

Reply:

The NEF remunerates employees on a total cost to company basis and publishes the CEO’s remuneration annually in the Integrated Report.

The total cost to company salary of the CEO of the NEF over the last 3 years can be found in the Integrated Reports 2017, 2018, 2019 which have been tabled to Parliament. In the 2019 Integrated Report, the disclosure may be found in pages 147 and 148.

-END-

18 November 2019 - NW498

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What are the details of the flight strategy that is mooted to boost tourism, (b) how was the conclusion regarding the flight strategy reached, (c) on what date was the flight strategy concluded, (d) what is the name of each stakeholder who was involved in drawing up the strategy and (e) what are the (i) mechanisms, (ii) milestones and (iii) timelines linked to the strategy?

Reply:

This question will have relevancies in as far as the National Corridor- SAA is concerned. As SAA is currently an entity of the Department of Public Enterprise, this question will be better to answered by the Minister of Public Enterprise.

The policy approach of the Department of Transport remains one of the opening up of air space for flights to promote the movement of people and good whilst promoting trade, investment and tourism through the principles of reciprocity by engaging in bilateral Air Services Agreements.

15 November 2019 - NW1390

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Van Staden, Mr PA to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1) Whether her department is involved with the proposed mega-city development plan across the Republic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) how will the challenges of effectively maintaining the infrastructure and management of the mega-cities be overcome and (b) what will the proposed mega-city developments cost the taxpayer; (2) do the mega-city developments in Gauteng include (a) schools, (b) clinics, (c) hospitals and (d) police stations; if not, why not; (3) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. The Mega Cities Programme is an initiative of the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG). The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) supports the GPG in its vision to address the need for affordable housing, which shifts away from sporadic and uncoordinated developments that are self-sufficient in providing for the housing, economic and social needs of communities.

a) It is the responsibility of municipalities to maintain and manage infrastructure.

b) DPWI will not be funding the mega-cities - this will be responsibility of the GPG and relevant municipalities.

2. (a), (b), (c) and (d)

Yes, depending on the scale and locality of the individual Mega City, national government services should also be provided in accordance with the National Spatial Social Service Provisioning Model (Social Service Wheel), which is included in the National Special Development Framework. As stated also by the GPG, the Mega Cities Programme will provide for integrated human settlements, which include residential units, commercial, health and recreational facilities, educational and retail. Therefore, the mega-city development in Gauteng should also include these services.

(3) No.

15 November 2019 - NW1373

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether her department did business with certain (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (names and details furnished in each case) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) on what date(s) did her department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has informed me that DPWI has not done any business with (a) persons (b) companies and (c) trusts, whose names and details were furnished for (i) the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019.

(aa), (bb), (aaa), (bbb) falls away.

15 November 2019 - NW1392

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Van Staden, Mr PA to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1) Whether she has been informed of the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card for South Africa issued by the SA Institution of Civil Engineering, which awarded the public infrastructure of the Republic an overall grade of D+, which implies that such infrastructure is at risk of failure; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) are the reasons for the current poor state of maintenance and repair and (b) strategies and action plans with time frames are in place to rectify the situation; (2) Whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. (a) Yes, the National Department of Public Works and Infrastructure is aware of the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card as issued by the SA Institute for Civil Engineering (SAICE). The report provide for condition assessment for various civil engineering sectors, which include but not limited to water supply service, roads, airports commercial ports, rail and built environment infrastructure in general.

It must be noted that the report in question acknowledges the high quality of built environment infrastructure produced in the built environment sector (Private and Public Sectors).

Public sector infrastructure is divided, established and implemented in accordance with the mandate of the three (3) spheres of government. At national level, our department is responsible for provision of accommodations (offices and residential) for presidency, parliament, security cluster department and land ports of entries etc.

The DPWI as the custodian of built environment sector is providing guidance to both public and private sectors about the standards and regulations of the industry in order to maintain quality and for ease of maintenance.

(b) DPWI is mindful of the need for continuous maintenance of public infrastructure within our mandate hence we have Repair and Maintenance Programme included in the budget allocated for DPWI Capital projects and Planned Maintenance Programme. The entire population of 81 575 buildings under the custodianship of the DPWI have maintenance backlog at varying degrees. The maintenance backlog is estimated at R74 billion.

The DPWI annual allocation for refurbishments, rehabilitation, upgrades and maintenance programme and still perform current maintenance. To date we have 389 projects on implementation phase (construction) phase with an allocation exceeding R2 billion in the current financial year for maintenance (refurbishments, rehabilitation and upgrades). The balance is expended through day-to-day maintenance as an ongoing programme.

15 November 2019 - NW724

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McGluwa, Mr JJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

In view of the fact that Transnet awarded a five-year outsourcing contract to a certain company (name and details furnished) in 2018 and in light of the huge sum of money paid in settlement by the Department of Home Affairs to the specified company (details furnished), why are the services of the company being used by his department?

Reply:

According to the information received from Transnet:

Transnet embarked on a five year tender for IT Data Services concluded in 2017 where Gijima was identified as the preferred bidder through an open tender process.

The Transnet Board at the time, decided to award the business to the second ranked bidder, however, after a court process, Transnet received a declaratory order in December 2018 to change its decision and award as per the outcome of the process to Gijima.

Following the declaratory order, Transnet has since engaged with Gijima to transition the contract. As part of the contractual process, the services are currently transitioning from T-Systems to Gijima as of the 1st of September 2019. The transition process has been without any interruptions to Transnet business. Currently Transnet is consuming services from Gijima with very minimal issues.

Transnet cannot comment on the statement regarding the 2011 payment as that transaction relates to the “Who am I Online” project under Department of Home Affairs.

15 November 2019 - NW1328

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Hicklin, Ms MB to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1) With reference to Agrément South Africa’s approval of a number of innovative building methods and materials, how are relatively more affordable and innovative building technologies incorporated into the construction industry when only traditional bricks and mortar structures have been approved by the National Home Building Regulations of the National Home Builders Registration Council and the SA Bureau of Standards; (2) what steps is her department taking to assist young entrepreneurs, developers and other professionals to get their innovative products and ideas to the build environment market?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

  1. The National Building Regulations recognise at least one of three methods of satisfying compliance to the Building Regulations. Those are:
  • Rational Design, as designed by a Professional Engineer,
  • Compliance to “deem-to-satisfy” rules as set out in the South African National Standards (SANS) 10400 series, or
  • Agrément South Africa certification.

The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC), in its mandate to protect the interests of housing consumers and ensure that builders comply with the prescribed building industry standards, assesses the quality of construction of homes, subsidised and non-subsidised, based on their satisfaction of at least one of the three requirements indicated above.

The NHBRC provides general guidance on the implementation of Innovative Building Technologies (IBTs) and condition of IBTs (by means of a published database). However, it does not provide assurance of the IBTs’ fitness-for-purpose; and Agrément South Africa does so.

In simple terms, the National Building Regulations do not only consider the conventional “brick-and-mortar” method of construction as the only solution, but recognises three methods, including innovative technologies.

The choice of an IBT to use, lies with the owner(s) of the product, or in a case of public infrastructure projects, with the specifiers (at planning and design phase).

The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), through its Standards Division, develops, publishes and maintains the South African National Standards (such as SANS 10400), which are referenced in legislation, as one of the three methods of satisfying compliance to National Building Regulations. The SABS also develops standards for the so-called “conventional methods”, and not the innovative solutions.

(2) In terms of the objects of the Agrément South Africa Act, 2015 (Act No 11 of 2015), Section 4 (b) and (c), ASA is empowered to:

- “support and promote the process of integrated socio-economic development in the Republic as it relates to the construction industry”; and also to

  • “support and promote the introduction and use of certified non-standardised construction related products or systems in the local or international market.

This speaks to the issue raised by the Honourable Member relating to assisting South Africans to be entrepreneurs and to get their innovative products into the market.

This has been done with some relative success. Many non-standardised products certified by ASA have found their way into the market, but also we realise that we have not made the strides that we would like to. In this vein, we have engaged with ASA to come up with proposals as to how to further assist young entrepreneurs and to expand the footprint of the use of Innovative Building Technologies.

To this effect, ASA has established in the current financial year the Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) which will serve to promote to the industry the use of innovative building technologies. We expect ASA to come up with proposals on how best to assist young entrepreneurs by, among other things, forming strategic partnerships with funding agencies, in order to promote socio-economic development by having more innovative products in the markets and also ensure the uptake thereof, which will ensure the viability of businesses.

15 November 2019 - NW1364

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

Whether his department did business with certain (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (names and details furnished in each case) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) on what date(s) did his department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?

Reply:

DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

The Department did not do business with any of the said companies in the last five financial years. With regards to the listed names, the Department is not in a position to establish such, as the Department does not have the names of individuals serving on boards or companies on its database.

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION:

As depicted below the Department of Science and Innovation has not done business with the persons, companies and trusts in the question.

Name of institution

(a) Persons

(b) Companies

(c) Trusts

 

(i) Past 5 Years

(ii) Since April 2019

(i) Past 5 Years

(ii) Since April 2019

(i) Past 5 Years

(ii) Since April 2019

Department of Science and Innovation (DSI)

None

None

None

None

None

None

14 November 2019 - NW1374

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

Whether her department did business with certain (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (names and details furnished in each case) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) on what date(s) did her department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?”

Reply:

The Department of Small Business Development has never done business with (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts as per the details furnished in each case); therefore

(i) Not applicable; and

(ii) Not applicable,

(aa) Not applicable.

(bb) Not applicable.

(aaa) Not applicable.

(bbb) Not applicable.

14 November 2019 - NW1095

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)What total number of public operating permits (a) does a certain company (name furnished) currently hold and (b) were utilised by the specified company (i) in the 2018-19 financial year and (ii) since 1 January 2019 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; (2) whether any of the specified permits have been transferred in any way to other passenger bus services; if not, what relationship agreements exist between certain companies (details furnished); if so; (a) to whom and (b) for what reason and purpose and (c) what were the terms and conditions?

Reply:

(1)(a) The total number of uplifted operating licenses for AUTOPAX PASSENGER SERVICES is 962.

(1)(b) See (a) above

(1)(i) See (a) above

(1)(ii) See (a) above

(2) No operating licenses were transferred.

(2)(a)(b)(c) Not Applicable

14 November 2019 - NW1177

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Hinana, Mr N to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

Whether her department incurred any costs related to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019 and (b) State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what costs were incurred and (ii) for what reason?”

Reply:

a) The Department of Small Business and Development (DSBD) did not incur any costs in relation to the inauguration of the President of the Republic held on 25 May 2019.

b) In terms of the State of Nation Address held on 20 June 2019, only travel and accommodation costs were incurred by the DSBD as follows:

Attendee

(b)(i) Travel and accommodation costs

(b)(ii) Reason

Minister of Small Business Development

1. Flight, R10 800.17

(18-21 June 2019)

2. Accommodation, 9 356.72

(18-21 June 2019)

R 20 156.89

Attending Special Cabinet Meeting, Presidential Youth Dialogue, meeting with Vodacom and attending the State of the Nation Address

Deputy Minister of Small Business Development

1. Flight, R13 409.78

(3 way flights)

R13 409.78

Attending the State of the Nation Address

Guest of the Minister of Small Business Development

1. Guest flight, R8 216.17

(20-21 June 2019)

2. Guest shuttle in PTA, R1731.13 (20-21 June 2019)

R 9 947.30

Accompanying the Minister to the State of the Nation Address

TOTAL

R43 513 97

 

14 November 2019 - NW1031

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether his department has been informed that the City of Ekurhuleni is launching a smart travel card for its bus rapid transit system; if not, why not; if so, (a) did his department approve the introduction of the smart travel card and (b) what is the cost of implementing such a system?

Reply:

a) City’s implementing the BRT are required on a determined period to report to the National Department of Transport in either written format, meetings and bilaterals. Such reporting illustrates the project status quo, progress made and future plans. The City of Ekurhuleni, has, throughout these engagements, reported on the various planned mixture of components required to ramp up its BRT operations. Such included among others, the Euro Master Visa (EMV) card which was launched on 01st August 2019 as stipulated in the City’s milestones which were submitted and approved by NDoT.

b) The EMV card is packaged within the design, build, operate and maintain Automated Fare Contract (AFC) and therefore the cost is inclusive in the priced scope. A once-off charge of R35 per card is levied when a commuter purchases the card.

The AFC contract which is on a design, build, operate and maintenance contracting strategy and includes a ticketing system, was awarded for 12 years, starting from 15/12/2015 and ending 15/12/2027. It is valued at R348,157,596.38 excl. VAT; with a total of R132,257,691.60 excl. VAT being paid to date.

 

14 November 2019 - NW772

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Msimang, Prof CT to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

Whether her department has taken any steps to facilitate the development of information technology (IT) infrastructure, as economic growth relating to the promotion of small, medium and micro enterprises depend largely on the advanced development of IT, which is severely lacking in townships and rural areas; if not, why not; if so, (a) what steps and (b) what are the relevant details?”

Reply:

The Department is working on the establishment of ICT/ Start-up Hubs in townships and rural area, and they will be to ensure linked with the main ecosystems hubs or “Focal Points”. The ICT Hubs are also linked to the program of the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies to extend connectivity to rural and township areas. The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) invested in 8 ICT incubators and ensured access to high speed connectivity and some have MakerSpaces and developed a model for ensuring upscaling of these to focus on industry 4.0 technologies as well.

(a) To give effect to the President’s pronouncement during SONA, an incubation ecosystem mapping project has been concluded. Through Seda, we have started the process of rolling out a network of 100 digital hubs prioritising townships and rural areas. Starting in this current financial year, 2019/20 we are prioritising provinces that have the highest unemployment rate amongst the young people and are rural in nature which are: North West, Limpopo, Free State, Northern Cape, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape.

(b) Details of the current IT supported incubators are:

CENTRE

SECTOR

LOCATION

CONTACT NUMBER

INVOTECH

Mixed high-tech

Durban, KwaZulu Natal

031 373 6405

iHUB Incubator

ICT

Port Elizabeth, EC

041 702 8200

SoftstartBTI (SBTI)

ICT

Midrand, Gauteng

011 695 4800

Smartxchange

ICT

Durban, KZN

031 307 1998

Smartxchange

ICT

Ugu, KZN

039 682 0631

French South Africa Tech Labs

ICT

Cape Town, WC

021 551 8183

TUKSNOVATION

High Tech Innovation Engineering and ICT

Tshwane, Gauteng

 012 420 3003

Incubation 4.0

Digital technologies

Gauteng, Sandton

010 612 6505

  • Currently, we are in the establishment phase of digital hubs in Mangaung District, Enhlanzeni, Waterberg and Bojanala district Municipalities.
  • A new digital hub in Kwa-Mashu has been completed and almost ready to be operational.

14 November 2019 - NW1030

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Transport

(1) What (a) number of hi-tech buses has the City of Ekurhuleni ordered for its bus rapid transit system and (b) is the total cost of the buses; (2) on what date (a) was the order placed and (b) were the buses supposed to be delivered; (3) whether all the buses were delivered; if not, (a) what number of buses have been delivered and (b) what are the reasons for the non-delivery of the outstanding number of buses?

Reply:

(1)(a) It must be noted that the City of Ekurhuleni does not directly order high-tech buses meant for the BRT system. The bus fleet is ordered and procured by the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) and later, the VOC after its formation. This is as per a Mayoral committee resolution on item A-RT (03-2015) at its meeting held on 24 June 2015 and the Joint Finance and Roads & Transport Oversight Committees meeting held on 23 September 2015 when considering the same item A-RT (03-2015).

(1) (b) The City only oversees the process to ensure that buses procured are per the stipulated standards & specifications and are funded within the prescribed financial parameters as outlined in item A-RT (03-2015).

(2)(a)(b)In view of best practices, an order would be placed subject to funding acquisition for the procurement of buses as outlined in the Grant conditions. The SPV is yet in the process of securing such funding. However, 10 buses were leased by the Special Purpose Vehicle from the supplier and were delivered in January 2019 so as to align and comply with operational requirements as projected in the staged roll-out plan of the BRT operations.

(3)(a)(b)The SPV could only lease buses as provided for in the financial model. The SPV is at an advanced stage of bus funding and procurement. Therefore, no buses have been delivered.

Currently operations are running with 8 city owned buses and 10 buses leased by the SPV. It is anticipated that the SPV will finalize the purchase of 32 buses (including the 10) it leases in October 2019. Adding these 32 to the 8 city owned buses the SPV is leasing will entail a fleet of 40 by the end of October 2019.

It is anticipated an additional 40 buses will be procured for operations in early 2021 for a total fleet of 80.

14 November 2019 - NW940

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Seitlholo, Mr IS to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) What is the total budget allocation for the Shova Kalula Bicycle Programme for (i) the 2019-20 financial year and (ii) each financial year since the inception of the programme, (b) what is the total number of bicycles that have been distributed to date, (c) which schools in each province have benefited from the programme thus far and (d) what is the reason that the programme is not included in his department’s Annual Performance Plan; (2) what (a) are the names of the suppliers and/or service providers for the bicycles, (b) procurement processes were undertaken to determine the specified suppliers and/or service providers, (c) is the current state of the bicycles that had already been distributed since the inception of the programme and (d) who carries the costs for repairs on said bicycles?

Reply:

(1) (a)(ii) the budget allocation of the programme is outlined below:

Financial Year

Budget Allocation

2007/08

R30,000,000.00

2008/09

R30,000,000.00 (Rollover)

2009/10

R21,000,000.00

2010/11

R1,900,000.00

2011/12

R1,517,100.00

2012/13

R0.00

2013/14

R2,000,000.00

2014/15

R2,000,000.00

2015/16

R2,006,000,00

2016/17

R5,000,000.00

2017/18

R11,762,000.00

2018/19

R20,304,000.00

2019/20

R21,421,000.00

(1)(b) The total number of bicycles distributed to date by the Department of Transport is seventy seven thousand three hundred and fifty one (77 351).

(1)(c) The Department started to procure the bicycles centrally from the financial year 2007/08. The names of schools dating back to 2002, when the project was initially launched, will be submitted to Parliament soon after it has been verified with the provinces. The programme was meant to be implemented by provinces following the demonstration phase by the Department. However, most provinces did not proceed to implement the project. As a result, the Department has re-launched the programme in the past few years.

(1)(d) Not all the projects of the Department are in the Annual Performance Plan (APP). The project is in the Department Operational Plan and the Procurement Plan. The programme will be in the 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan.

(2)(a) The names of the service providers/suppliers of the bicycles are:

NO

NAME OF THE SERVICE PROVIDER

PERIOD

PROCUREMENT PROCESS

1

Afri Bike

2007/08

Open Tender

2

Qhubeka

2008/09

Open Tender

3

Thokomala Mobility Services CC/Ratile Ventures CC

2010/11

Open Tender

4

Abroo Style Trading

2014/15

Open Tender

5

Foziyus Trading

2015/16

Open Tender

6

Fly Brother SA

2016/17

Open Tender

7

Kizashi Group Ltd

2016/17

Quotation

8

Fly Brother

2018/19

Quotation

8

Abroo Style Trading

2019-2021

Open Tender

(2)(b) The service providers were appointed through quotations and open tender processes. All potential bidders were given an opportunity to bid post the pilot phase.

(2)(c) A normal lifespan of a bicycle is five (5) years. This takes into account the conditions where bicycles are being used which is predominantly in rural areas. However, the Department is currently undertaking an assessment of the 3000 bicycles which were distributed in four (4) provinces, namely Kwazulu Natal, Limpopo, Eastern Cape and North West in 2017. A preliminary assessment report indicates that, 76% of the bicycles needed repairs.

(2)(d) The Department provides each school with a basic maintenance kit that should be used by the learners to fix the bicycles. The learners carry any additional costs of repairs.

 

14 November 2019 - NW1183

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Khanyile, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether his department incurred any costs related to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019 and (b) State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what costs were incurred and (ii) for what reason?

Reply:

a) The Department of Transport incurred costs related to the inauguration of the President of the Republic.

(i) The Department incurred costs of R4,251,007.89, which was within the budget provided by the Presidency and which will be claimed back from the Presidency.

(ii) The expenditure was incurred for the provision of transport for the inauguration.

b) The Department did not incur costs related to the State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019.

(i) Not applicable.

(ii) Not applicable.

14 November 2019 - NW1029

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) What (i) amount of money was paid by the City of Ekurhuleni to a certain company (name furnished) in relation to its bus rapid transit system and (ii) was the money paid for, (b) on what date(s) was money paid and (c) what are the names of the directors of the specified company; (2) whether the City of Ekurhuleni has received any audited statements regarding the specified payments; if not, on what basis is money continuing to be paid over to the specified company?

Reply:

1(a)(i) A total of R215,434,940.43 was paid to date to the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the current BRT operations.

(ii) A total of R6,200,000 was paid as a lump sum interim compensation to the Ekurhuleni Taxi Industry (ETI) trust.

A total of R4,477,840.00 in revenue collected was paid to the Ekurhuleni Taxi Industry (ETI) trust. This is based on the signed interim compensation agreement between the City and ETI.

1(b) The money was paid on the following dates

Payment description

Dates/months paid

Current BRT operations (from 2017 to date)

  • 2017/02/14 to
  • 2019/08/08

Lump sum interim compensation

  • 2017/11/08
  • 2018/04/06

A portion of revenue collected

  • 2017/12/11 to
  • 2019/08/07

1(c) The following are the SPV directors

  1. MK Mtshali (Chairman)
  2. A Sithole
  3. BJ Mahlangu
  4. NZJ Nhlapo
  5. TD Foster
  6. GP Linda
  7. KS Matabane
  8. VC Tshishonga

(2) Audited statements for KTVR are submitted to the City as stipulated in the section 67 agreement.

14 November 2019 - NW955

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether he will furnish Mrs M O Clarke with copies of the maintenance records of the bridge on Heidelberg Road in Ward 40 in the City of Ekurhuleni; (2) what are the details of all repairs conducted on the specified bridge; (3) whether his department conducted a site inspection to evaluate the damage of the bridge; if so, what are the details of the findings; (4) what (a) budget has been put in place to deal with the structural damage of the bridge and (b) are the timelines in this regard; (5) what temporary measures will be put in place to deal with the safety risks associated with the dilapidated state of the bridge?

Reply:

1. SANRAL can confirm that based on the locality description, the only SANRAL bridges in the locality is where N3 crossed Heidelberg Road. These SANRAL bridges are in excellent condition based on most surveys performed by independent professional registered engineers.

Based on SANRAL investigation the bridges in question fall outside of SANRAL jurisdiction, and are rail bridges crossing Heidelberg Road that fall under shared jurisdiction of Transnet/PRASA and Gauteng Provincial Government. As such SANRAL has no access the maintenance records of these bridges.

2. As these are not SANRAL bridges, we have no details on repairs conducted.

3. As these are not SANRAL bridges, we have no details on-site inspections performed to evaluate the damage and associated risks.

4. As these are not SANRAL bridges no budget provisions has been made by SANRAL.

5. As these are not SANRAL bridges, we have no details on temporary measures that will be put in place.