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04 November 2021 - NW1849

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister in the Presidency

Whether the commissioners in his Office signed performance agreements; if not, (a) what are the reasons that they did not sign performance agreements and (b) how is their performance assessed and/or measured; if so, (i) how often are the performance agreements signed and (ii) with whom do they sign the performance agreements?

Reply:

a) The National Planning Commission (NPC) functions as an independent think tank and an advisory body to the Presidency. It is administratively supported through the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evalaution (DPME), and the Minister in the Presidency responsible for DPME acts as the Chairperson of the NPC, and signs a performance agreement with the President which includes the Commission’s deliverables. As such, the Commission is not a government department or component, and Commissioners serve on a part time basis, and do not each sign an individual performance agreement.

b) The performance of the NPC is planned and reported as part of DPME’s strategic plan and annual performance plan. In this regard, the NPC submits quarterly and annual reports to DPME in line with applicable prescripts. For the Commission’s 5-year term of office 2015-2020 the NPC has submitted a Handover Report to the President. The process to appoint successor Commissioners of the NPC will be concluded in due course. The reports of the NPC can be found at www.nationalplanningcommission.org.za/publications_reports

Thank You.

28 October 2021 - NW1980

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister in the Presidency

Whether he will furnish Ms EL Powell with (a) copies of the contracts of all Public – Private Partnerships concluded, (b) details of any service providers contracted by the Government and (c) time frames for the completion of the 50 Startegic intergrated projects and 12 special projects that were gazetted in July 2020 that have been prioritized for the immediate implementation with all regulatory processes fast-tracked and enabling over R 340 billion in new investment which the President, Mr MC Ramaphosa, announced when he addressed Parliament on 15 October 2020?

Reply:

Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) are an important delivery mechanism to accelerate infrastructure investments into the country. As such, the National Treasury has the core responsibility to regulate PPPs in the country. The central legislation governing the PPPs for National and Provincial Government is Treasury Regulation 16 to the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (PFMA).

Treasury Regulation 16.3.1 (a) is clear in its guidance that once a project is identified by an institution to be implemented as a PPP, the project has to be registered with the relevant Treasury. Thus, any infrastructure project registered with the Infrastructure and Investment Office, remains under the ownership or sponsorship of the relevant Department or Implementing Agent and not with the Presidency. SANRAL for example, is the Implementing Agent for all South Africa’s proclaimed National Road Network from National to Provincial and some selected regional routes, as applicable. SANRAL will thus be responsible for the necessary registration of possible PPP projects with National Treasury and the Department of Transport and will be responsible for the contractual arrangements as well.

Line function Departments, SOEs, Public Entities, Provincial Government Departments and Municipalities are responsible for managing procurement processes in line with the Public Finance and Management Act and Municipal Finance Management Act. The Presidency is not the custodian of information relating to the contracting of Service Providers for the infrastructure projects including Strategic Intergrated Projects.

With regard to the timeframes of the gazette projects of 24 July 2020 by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure, it should be noted that all of these projects are at various stages within the infrastructure value chain of delivery. For example, a number a number of the Transport projects are completed, whilst a number of the Water and Sanitation projects, under SIP 19, are still in preparation stages. It is envisaged that projects in the preparation stages can take up to 36 months to reach conclusion of the relevant studies.

Great strides are being made with the SIP 20a, the Emergency/Risk Mitigation Power Purchase Procurement Programme (2000MW) where the preferred bidders are appointed and projects to be operational by mid-2022. While the DBSA only recently launched a Call for Proposals for SIP 20b, the Embedded Generation Investment Programme (EGIP), which opened on the 4th of August 2021 and will close 31st September 2021.

It is envisaged that the projects under the Social Housing Programme can be fully in construction within the next 18 months with 2 projects already reaching a completion rate of 65% to 70%, one social housing project completely refurbished and others to reach financial close within 12 months

The acceleration of those projects Gazetted on the 24th of July 2020 is being implemented in accordance with the Infrastructure Development Act, No. 23 of 2014 as amended where the Investment and Infrastructure office works closely with the relevant Departments in implementing Schedule 7 of the Act.

Thank you.

20 October 2021 - NW2017

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McGluwa, Mr JJ to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1)What are the details of the (a) commitments made by stakeholders during a meeting held with the Security Cluster pertaining to the reports of racial tensions in areas such as Phoenix in Durban during the unrest in July 2021 and (b) stakeholders who have attended the specified meeting to resolve racial tensions; (2) whether there is any intention to have a follow-up meeting; if not, why not; if so, on what date?

Reply:

(1)(a) It is unknown which Security Cluster Meeting is being referred to in this parliamentary question given that many meetings were held pertaining to the reports of racial tensions in areas such as Phoenix in Durban during the unrest in July 2021.

However, government is determined to address racial tension and concrete steps taken include the following:

  • A task team has been established to fast track investigations into the killings, cases are currently being heard at the Verulam Magistrates’ Court. Investigations into the killings are ongoing. The South African Police Service is a lead department in this regard.
  • Provincial Government took a decision to establish committees to facilitate dialogue between affected communities. The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education has also been roped in as schools are been affected by the racial tensions.
  • Community dialogues are being facilitated by the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government, KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Social Cohesion and Regeneration Council.

(1)(b) Given that the meeting being referred to in this parliamentary question is unknown, details of the stakeholders who attended the meeting cannot be stated with accuracy.

(2) Since the meeting referred to in this Parliamentary Question is unknown, intention on follow-up meeting cannot be state with accuracy.

Thank You.

 

 

06 July 2021 - NW1481

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Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Acting Minister in The Presidency

(1)Whether her Office has concluded any work exchange and/or employment agreements with any entity of the Republic of Cuba from the 2010-11 financial year up to the 2020-21 financial year; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) total number of Cuban nationals (i) have been employed in each of the specified financial years and/or (ii) are due to be employed in the 2021-23 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework period, (b) are the details of the work that each of the specified Cuban nationals was and/or will be employed to perform, (c) are the details of the specific skills sets that each of the specified Cuban nationals possessed and/or will possess that South African nationals did or will not possess and (d) are the details of the total cost of employing each of the specified Cuban nationals in each case; (2) whether her Office took any steps to ensure that the specific skills set of the specified Cuban nationals were and/or will not be available in the Republic amongst South African citizens; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the (a) steps taken and (b) outcomes of the steps taken in this regard?

Reply:

  • Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation has not concluded any work exchange and/or employment agreements with any entity of the Republic of Cuba and/or Cuban National from 2010 – 2011 financial year up to the 2020 – 2021 financial year.
  • The Presidency has not concluded any work exchange and/or employment agreements with any entity of the Republic of Cuba and/or Cuban National from 2010 – 2011 financial year up to the 2020 – 2021 financial year.

Thank You.

25 June 2021 - NW885

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Acting Minister in The Presidency

(a) What is the breakdown of paid-for interviews on community radio stations by her Office and/or the Government Communication and Information System, for the period commencing 1 January 2020 to 1 March 2021 in the Western Cape, (b) which community radio stations were paid by government for interviews, (c) on what date was each interview done, (d) what was the total Rand value for each interview at each of the radio stations and (e) which individual(s) appeared on each of the interviews?

Reply:

 

Number of paid for Radio interviews

Date of the Radio programme

Name of the Community Radio

Name of the Messenger and Theme

Cost

 

4 Interviews

16 Live reads

29 September 2020

30 September 2020

1 October 2020

6 October 2020

14-30 September 2020

WRFM –Witzenberg Radio

Mr P Titus

Mr Maynier

-Tourism Month

Mr P Titus

– Domestic Violence

Mr P Titus

– Gender Base Violence

R 15000.00

 

3 Interviews

16 live reads

29 September 2020

30 September 2020

30 September 2020

Heartbeat FM

Heritage Day – Jethro Grootboom RCC

Mr D Saur

Mr J Grootboom

R 15000.00

 

3 Interviews

16 Live reads

14 September 2020

18 September 2020

27 September 2020

Eden FM

Office of the Consumer Protector - Public Service Month

Tourism Month - Mr J Grootboom

Thusong Manager form Waboomskraal Thusong Centre

R 15000.00

 

4 Live reads

20 Live reads

22 September 2020

30 September 2020

12 October 2020

15 October 2020

Radio Helderberg

Radio Helderberg

Mr L Labantu

Legal Officer Commission for Gender Equality

Mr Z Badroodien

Mr L Macakati

MrsS Britz

R 15000.00

 

5 Interviews

24 Live reads

2 October 2020

4 October 2020

6 October 2020

7 October 2020

9/10/2020

Whale Coast FM

Dr N Louw

Mayor of the Overberg

Sgt Jooste

L Van Staden Badisa

Brig D Heilbron

Dr R van Renburg Surgeon

Dr M Grobbelaar

R 24000.00

 

5 Interviews

24 Live Reads

2 October 2020

9 October 2020

16 October 2020

23 October 2020

30 October 2020

Radio Namakwaland

Social Development

Matzikama Municipality

Disaster Management

Disaster Management and Office of the Mayor - COVID-19

Cederberg Municipality – COVID-19

R 24000.00

 

4 Live reads

24 Live reads

11 & 20 September 2020

12& 17 October 2020

Heartbeat FM

Mr J Grootboom - COVID-19

Mr Pat SAPS - GBV

R 24000.00

 

5 Interviews

24 Live reads

30 September 2020

7 October 2020

14 October 2020

21 October 2020

28 October 2020

RWC - Radio West Coast

Disaster Management – COVID-19

Social Development–GBV

Saldanha Bay Municipality – COVID-19

Disaster Management – COVID-19

Berg Rivier Municipality – COVID-19

R 24000.00

 

24 Live reads

3 Interviews

18 September 2020

22 September 2020

29 September 2020

Radio Gamkaland

S Phiffers – COVID-19

Srg Louw SAPS – GBV

H Jacobs – COVID-19

R 24000.00

 

3 Interviews

24 live reads

14 September 2020

9 September 2020

22 September 2020

Eden FM

L Mcakathi CGE – GBV

J Grootboom– Covid 19

Social Auxiliary Worker – GBV

R 24000.00

 

2 Interviews

8 Live reads

12 February 2021

25 February 2021

Whale Coast FM

E Maloy - Post Sona

E Maloy and Dep Mayor Overstrand – Post Sona

R 9426.00

 

2 Interviews

8 Live reads

23 February 2021

25 February 2021

Radio Helderberg

M Mnqosela – Post Sona

K Sayed

Cllr Mfecane – Post Sona

R 7000.00

 

2 Interviews

8 Live reads

24 February 2021

25 February 2021

Heartbeat FM

T Wolmarans

J Grootboom – Post Sona

R 7500.00

 

2 Interviews

8 Live Reads

17 February 2021

18 February 2021

Radio KC

P Titus -Post Sona

P Titus – Post Sona

R 10494.00

 

2 Interviews

8 Live reads

24 February 2021

25 February 2021

Radio Overberg

E Maloy & P Titus –Post Sona

R 8720.00

 

2 Interviews

8 Live reads

22 February 2021

24 February 2021

WRFM – Witzenberg FM

P Titus –Post Sona

P Titus – Post Sona

R 8400.00

 

2 Interviews

8 Live reads

23 February 2021

27 February 2021

Radio 786

Nkodlo –Post Sona

C Dagmore – Post Sona

R 9600.00

 

2 Interviews

8 Reads

18 February 2021

12 February 2021

Eden FM

L van Rhenen – Post Sona

Dr N Benjamin -Sona

R 8800.00

 

2 Interviews

8 Live reads

22 February 2021

24 February 2021

Radio Namakwaland

E Mckay - Post Sona

E Mckay - Post Sona

R 5040.00

 

2 Interviews

8 Live reads

24 February 2021

Paarl FM

P Titus – Post Sona

R 8720.00

TOTAL

59 radio interviews implemented with 292 Live reads where implemented

R 287 700.00

Thank You.

25 June 2021 - NW590

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister in the Presidency

Whether she has been informed of a high-level operation in which powerful politicians are using state organs in an attempt to harm Independent Media and its major shareholder, Sekunjalo Investment Holdings, thereby posing a threat to media freedom (details furnished); if not, why not; if so, what is her department’s position on the matter? NW646E.

Reply:

The GCIS is not aware of any operation to harm the Independent Media Group and its major shareholder Sekunjalo Investment Holdings. The department is obliged in terms of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa to treat all media fairly.

Thank You.

25 June 2021 - NW679

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Basson, Mr LJ to ask the Minister in the Presidency

Whether (a) her Office and/or (b) any entity reporting to her makes use of private security firms; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, what is the (i) name of each firm, (ii) purpose, (iii) value and (iv) duration of each specified contract?

Reply:

  • None of the two Entities (Brand SA and MDDA) use private security.

Thank you.

25 June 2021 - NW1278

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1)Whether, with respect to the moratorium placed on filling vacancies pending the reconfiguration of Brand SA, SA Tourism and Invest South Africa, the moratorium was placed on all three entities or only on Brand SA; if the moratorium was placed only on Brand SA, what were the reasons; (2) whether there are plans in place to lift the moratorium in order to allow for the filling of critical posts at an executive level in the specified entities; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. I can only be able to respond on the Brand SA which is under my authority. The temporary moratorium was put in place, whilst the work assigned towards establishing an effective and streamlined entity out of the three mentioned entities. The mentioned entities will drive an international marketing programme of the country.

2. Whether there are plans in place to lift the moratorium in order to allow for the filling of critical posts at an executive level in the specified entities; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  • In December 2020 my predecessor lifted the moratorium on critical posts, to be filled on a contract basis whilst this work continues.
  • I have also met with the Board of the Brand SA to discuss their Annual Performance Plan (APP) for 2021/22. These discussions are continuing with the Director General of the GCIS to guide me on the posts that might need to be filled urgently whilst the work of rationalizing these entities continue.

Thank You.

25 June 2021 - NW1075

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Acting Minister in The Presidency

With reference to the performance agreements concluded with Directors-General (DGs) and/or Heads of Department (HoDs), what (a) measures will be put in place to ensure that DGs and/or HoDs submit their performance agreements within the stipulated time frame, (b) action will be taken against DGs and/or HoDs who fail to submit their performance agreements within the stipulated time frame and (c) action, consequence management or otherwise, will be taken against DGs and/or HoDs who perform poorly in terms of their performance agreements?

Reply:

a) The Director – Generals and /or Heads of Departments are most Senior officials in Government and are expected to be exemplary by submitting on time. However, Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation sends reminders of the submission deadlines. In addition, the conclusion of Performance Agreements of Director-Generals and Heads of Departments are part of Performance Agreements of Ministers.

b) Section 7.2 of the Directive on Performance Management for Heads of Department state that the DG/HoD will forfeit their performance incentives (bonus and pay progression) if they do not comply with the submission date of their performance agreements. As stated above Ministers will also be assessed on this.

c) The Senior Management Service policy for the management of poor performance is also applicable to the HoDs. Annexure I to the PMDS for HoDs outlines the process to be followed in cases of poor performance. The process entails that if it is the first occurance then the reasons for non-performance will be explored and a performance improvement plan should be developed and implemented. If the non-performance is not the first time then the process of warnings and disciplinary hearings must be instituted which could result in sanctions, extension of notice period, demotion, transfer or dismissal.

Thank You.

25 June 2021 - NW940

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1)Whether, in view of the performance agreements that the President, Mr M C Ramaphosa, signed and concluded with the various Ministers, a framework has been developed to manage the performance of the Ministers; if not, why not; if so, was the framework approved by Cabinet; (2) how often will the President review and assess the performance of the various Ministers; (3) whether her Office will upload the performance reviews and assessments on its website, in an effort to promote accountability and transparency on the part of the Executive; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) (a) how will the Deputy Ministers be reviewed and assessed and (b) will the President conclude performance agreements with the Deputy Ministers as well?

Reply:

(1) Yes, a framework was developed.

(2) The President will perform reviews annually considering performance score cards developed by DPME. DPME will also submit Mid-Year reports concerning progress in the implementation of the Annual Performance Plans (APP’s) of Departments. This will serve as early warning systems to identify areas that are lagging behind against the targets set in the APP.

(3) The Mid-Year performance reviews on the APP’s are published on the website after approval by Cabinet.

(4)(a) The performance agreements signed by the Ministers have included the delegated functions to Deputy Ministers.

Thank You.

 

21 June 2021 - NW714

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1) What are the details of the number of paid-for interviews the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) aired on community radio stations in each province since 1 January 2020; (2) what was the (a) date of the interview, (b) name of the community radio station the interview was aired, (c) name of the person(s) who appeared on the interview and (d) cost of airing the interview in each case; (3) whether the GCIS (a) paid for and/or (b) promoted interviews conducted with any person who is not an employee of any national, provincial or local government department or entity in the specified period; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the full relevant details in each case?

Reply:

1. Community Radio remains one of the most effective mediums made use of by the GCIS Provincial and District offices for conveying messages and information, especially in very remote and deep rural areas. These platforms are enjoying a good listenership from their respective communities.

GCIS implemented 296 paid for radio interviews or talk shows during the period under review to unpack government communication and programmes and to create an awareness around government programmes.  The total expenditure for the interviews is R1 627 515.77. The table below provides a broad spread of the interview per province.

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PROVINCE

RADIO INTERVIEWS

TOTAL COST

 

Free State

12 paid for Radio interview implemented

R60 000.00

 

Eastern Cape

24 paid for Radio interviews

R168 115.00

 

Northern Cape

07 paid for Radio interviews

R44 795.60

 

Gauteng

15 paid for Radio interviews

R119 215.75

 

North West

24 paid for Radio interviews implemented

R258 288.00

 

Mpumalanga

40 Radio programmes implemented. 30 were paid for radio interviews and 10 were done as valued add.

R110 300,00

 

Western Cape

59 paid for Radio interviews implemented.

R287 700.00

 

Limpopo

11 Radio programmes implemented through engagements with Community Radio Stations bearing no cost.

R0.00

 

KwaZulu-Natal

104 paid for Radio interviews implemented

R579 101.42

TOTAL

296 paid for radio interviews

R1 627 515.77

2. The GCIS uses councillors/ community-based leaders, mayors, traditional leaders, community-based leaders and government spokes persons or subject matters specialists at local or district level.

Thank You.

16 April 2021 - NW546

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister in the Presidency

What number of staff members in (a) The Presidency, (b) the Office of the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, (c) Brand South Africa Offices, both local and abroad, and (d) Statistics South Africa lost their lives due to (i) COVID-19 and (ii) COVID-19 related complications in the period 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021?

Reply:

a) Presidency

(i)The Presidency lost (01) female employee with a comorbidity (Disability) due to Covid 19

(ii) The Presidency lost (01) female employee due to Covid – 19 related complications in the period 01 March 2020 to 15 February 2021.

b) Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

DPME lost (02) staff members excluding the late Minister in the Presidency who lost his life due to Covid – 19 related complications.

c) Brand SA

No staff members, both local and abroad, lost their lives at Brand South Africa due to (i) COVID-19 and (ii) COVID-19 related complications in the period 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021.

d) Stats SA

Statistics SA unfortunately had a total of five (5) colleagues countrywide plus one (1) employee from the service provider managing the Head Office Building who succumbed to COVID-19 for the period 1 March 2020 until 28 February 2021.

The following offices were affected:

  • Head Office (Pretoria) – 3 (2 Stats SA employees plus the service provider employee mentioned above)
  • Bhisho District Office – 1
  • Zululand District Office – 1
  • De Aar District Office – 1

Stats SA does not have any employees stationed abroad.

Thank You.

16 April 2021 - NW547

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister in the Presidency

What amount, in Rands has (a) The Presidency, (b) the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, (c) Brand South Africa Offices, both local and abroad, and (d) Statistics South Africa spent on (i) flowers (ii) cards and (iii) gifts to families of deceased staff members in each of the above offices in the period 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021?

Reply:

a) Presidency

(i)The Presidency has spent R10 539, 95 on flowers between the periods, 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021.

(ii)The Presidency has spent R130.00, on sympathy cards between the periods, 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021.

(iii)The Presidency has made the donation of R20 000.00 to two families of deceased staff members between the period, 1 March to 15 February 2021.

b) Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

With regard to (b) – The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation spent the following amounts during the period from 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021 on:

(i) R 4 816.90 on flowers to families of the deceased staff members

(ii) R 0.00 no cards were purchased and

(iii) R 0.00 no gifts were purchased for the families of the deceased staff members.

c) Brand SA

Brand South Africa has not incurred expenditure, both local and abroad, in the period of 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021 in respect of (i) flowers, (ii) cards and (iii) gifts to families of the deceased staff members.

Thank You.

16 April 2021 - NW545

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister in the Presidency

What (a) are the names of the companies contracted to provide (i) masks, (ii) sanitisers and (iii) disinfecting and/or fogging services at the (aa) Union Buildings, (bb) Office of the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, (cc) Brand South Africa offices both local and abroad and (dd) Statistics South Africa in the period 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021 and (b) is the value in rand of each contract?

Reply:

(aa) Union Buildings

The Presidency did not enter into a contract with any supplier for the above-mentioned items, however this items were sourced through once off procurement which was a combination of over the counter procurement and request for quotation through Central Supplier Database (CSD).

(bb) Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

See attached separate reply by DPME

(cc) Brand SA

a) Brand South Africa procured the following items for PPE to provide (i) masks, (ii) sanitisers and (iii) disinfecting and/or fogging services at the Brand South Africa Offices.

i) Masks

Period

Company Registration No

Service Provider

Commodity

Value in Rand

30-04-2020

2014/016785/07

Supra Latex (Pty) Ltd T/A Suprahealthcare

Mask - Surgical

R 216,315.00

09-07-2020

2012/210570/07

Kamageba Holdings

Face Shield

R 155.25

30-04-2020

2020/140895/07

Chima Lumumba (PTY) Ltd

PLASTIC FACIAL MASK

R 60.00

ii) Sanitisers

Period

Company Registration No

Service Provider

Commodity

Value in Rand

30-04-2020

2014/016785/07

Supra Latex (Pty) Ltd T/A Suprahealthcare

Hands Sanitizers (1l)

R 23,303.60

09-07-2020

2012/210570/07

Kamageba Holdings

Hand Sanitizer dispenser with sensor, wall mounted

R 5,520.00

09-07-2020

2012/210570/07

Kamageba Holdings

Sanitizer Gel Refill: 5L

R 1,610.00

30-04-2020

2020/140895/07

Chima Lumumba (PTY) Ltd

Wall Stand For The 500ml Sanitiser

R 4,153.00

iii) Disinfecting and/or fogging services

Period

Company Registration No

Service Provider

Commodity

Value in Rand

30-04-2020

2014/016785/07

Supra Latex (Pty) Ltd T/A Suprahealthcare

DISINFECTANT Sanitersers( 5L)

R 31,567.50

11-05-2020

2016/380292/07

The Dental Warehouse

5L Disinfectants

R 26,766.25

20-05-2020

2000/011511/07-2018/

(Organic Health CC)COVID-19 awareness collaboration with SA Taxi

25L Organic Fresh

R 261,463.65

(dd) Stats SA

See attached spreadsheet that reflects all COVID-19 Related Procurement for Stats SA for the above period as requested.

16 April 2021 - NW971

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister in the Presidency

With reference to (a) each of the past seven financial years and (b) the 2021-22 financial year, what (i) are the names of the brand agencies contracted to Brand South Africa, (ii) was the total value of each contract in respect of each project and (iii) was the (aa) name and (bb) duration of each project?

Reply:

  1. The spreadsheet is herewith attached detailing the requested information.

Thank you.

12 April 2021 - NW209

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McGluwa, Mr JJ to ask the Minister in the Presidency

Whether, with reference to the expansion of the State’s capacity to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, which gave cause for the Level 5 lockdown under the regulations, will her Office furnish Mr J J McGluwa with the full details of all state funded initiatives for the expansion of the response capacity to the COVID-19 pandemic in each province and the costs thereof since 25 March 2020; if not, why not; if so, (a) who has a final say in respect of the contents of the COVID-19 regulations, (b) what methodology is employed to decide on the contents of the regulations, (c) what is the nature of the evidence that is considered to formulate the regulations, (d) how is the credibility and scientific or other expert evidence determined and (e) what quality control measures have been put in place; (2) what measures are in place to ensure (a) transparency in execution of the functions mentioned above and (b) that citizens are able to exercise their rights as provided for terms of section 34 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996?

Reply:

1. Yes, the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) allocated funding from existing grants within the department in support of service delivery programmes as well as to augment the resources made available by affected organs of state from their own resources on the efforts to combat the spread of covid-19 pandemic. The details of the disaster management funded initiatives for the augmentation of the response capacity to the COVID-19 pandemic in each province and the costs thereof since 25 March 2021 are as follows:

An amount of R466 392 000 (R466.4 million) from the Provincial Disaster Relief Grant was transferred in March 2020 to the Departments of Health in all provinces primarily for the procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Ventilators.

Table 1: funding allocation to Provincial Departments of Health for Covid-19 response measures: Provincial Disaster Relief Grant- 2019/2020 FY

No.

Province

Amounts allocated to Provincial Departments of Health

 

Eastern Cape

R 44 551 000

 

Free State

R 12 429 000

 

Gauteng

R115 996 000

 

KwaZulu-Natal

R138 918 000

 

Limpopo

R 42 449 000

 

Mpumalanga

R 33 993 000

 

Northern Cape

R 6 224 000

 

North West

R 18 540 000

 

Western Cape

R 53 292 000

 

Total

R466 392 000

An amount of R150 970 000 (R151 million) from the Municipal Disaster Relief Grant was transferred in May 2020 to 246 municipalities in all provinces primarily for Covid-19 response measures. The priority areas for allocated funding were (i) Sanitation, (ii) Waste Management, (iii) Decontamination of specific selected public spaces, (iv) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and (v) Hygiene packs.

Table 2: funding allocation to 246 municipalities in all provinces for Covid-19 response measures: Municipal Disaster Relief Grant- 2020/2021 FY

No.

Province

No. of municipalities funded

Amounts allocated to local municipalities within respective provinces

 

Eastern Cape

37

R42 787 000

 

Free State

22

R 8 610 000

 

Gauteng

8

R 5 276 000

 

KwaZulu-Natal

53

R47 499 000

 

Mpumalanga

17

R 9 596 000

 

Limpopo

27

R14 579 000

 

Northern Cape

31

R 3 137 000

 

North West

22

R11 559 000

 

Western Cape

29

R 7 927 000

 

Total

246

R150 970 000

In May 2020, The National Treasury has given the Department of Cooperative Governance approval for municipalities to reprioritise their 2019/20 Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) allocations, for urgent repairs to water and sanitation infrastructure, to improve their functionality in reliable delivery of basic services. A total of 335 projects were reprioritised to the value of R1.6 billion, with 187 projects under construction and 51 completed to date (See attached document for provincial details).

The reprioritisation by municipalities in 2020/21 financial year has been very low, with only 109 projects registered for implementation. The approval granted by the National Treasury in July 2020 indicated that of municipal MIG allocations can be reprioritised for urgent repairs to water and sanitation infrastructure to improve functionality of infrastructure, and a further 10% for sanitisation of public transport facilities, which includes repairs to municipal owned quarantine sites. The total value of these projects, as per municipal

applications, is R474, 595,236. A total of 50 projects are currently under implementation and 9 are completed to date (See table below for provincial details).

 

 

In terms of sub-question:

a) Cabinet.

b) The National Corona-Virus Command Council (NCCC) receives reports from the NATJOINTS and the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MACs). It considers the reports and deliberates on the required regulations and formulates a recommendation to Cabinet.

c) The following factors, amongst others, play a key role in the determination of the regulations:

(i) the extent of the rate of infection (e.g. number of active cases per 100 000 population, rate of increase / decrease of active cases etc).

(ii) the readiness of the health system to cope with the number of infections (e.g. availability of hospital beds, number of health care workers infected etc.);

(iii) the advice and analysis of the Minster of Health’s Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC), made up of a wide range of science and health experts and the NATJOINTS, made up of the Directors-General of the respective national sector departments.

d) The scientific evidence is quality assured by the MAC against peer reviewed publications of research conducted, where such publication is available.

e) The decisions of Cabinet on the content of the regulations are drafted in the correct layout by legislative drafters, which are legally vetted by the Office of the Chief State Law Adviser, before it is signed by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs for publication in the Gazette to give it the force of law.

(2)(a) All approved regulations are published in the Government Gazette. Before the publication in the Gazette, where major changes to regulations are to come into effect, often the President addresses the nation on those changes. After the publication in the Gazette, the Minister of COGTA leads media briefings involving other relevant ministers on the contents of Regulations.

(b) Section 34 of the Constitution guarantees the right of access to courts. The courts have remained operational during the declaration of the national state of disaster. To manage the spread of the virus, directions were issued by the

Minister of Justice and Correctional services and directives were issues by Heads of Courts.

Thank you.

12 April 2021 - NW225

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister in the Presidency

What are the reasons that The Presidency has not fired a certain person (name and details furnished) for failure to submit financial disclosures and embarrassing The Presidency through the person’s involvement in the contract (details furnished), given the President’s stated mission to fight corruption?

Reply:

In the course of the investigation into the affairs of the Gauteng Department of Health concerning irregularities in the appointment of a service provider to supply Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) informed The Presidency that a senior Presidency official may have committed misconduct in violation of the Public Service Act, 1994.

The SIU consequently recommended the instituting of disciplinary proceedings against the official. In terms of possible misconduct identified by the SIU, the official has been placed on precautionary suspension in accordance with paragraph 2.7 (2), Chapter 7 of the SMS Handbook, pending an internal investigation into the official’s alleged misconduct. The outcome of the internal investigation will determine the cause of action to be taken by The Presidency in compliance with the law.

Thank You.

12 April 2021 - NW970

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister in the Presidency

What total amount was spent on public service announcements at (a) eNCA, (b) SABC 2, (c) SABC 3 and (d)(i) print and (ii) digital media platforms for COVID-19 awareness campaigns in the period 1 March 2020 and 1 March 2021?

Reply:

The GCIS did not spend any funds for the flighting of PSA’s. The Public Service Announcements were flighted by all major media houses free of charge both on TV and on Radio.

a) ENCA flighted 11 spots and the total value of the PSA’s was R125 250.00

b) SABC 1, 2 & 3 flighted a total of 14 spots and the value of the PSA’s was R300 750.00. The cost breakdown per station is not available.

c) Same as above.

d) (i) No PSA’s were placed

(ii) Digital media platforms

The GCIS received ad grants from Facebook, Twitter as well as Google for use in COVID-19 awareness campaigns. This was a global campaign from the platform owners to assist Governments across the world in sharing COVID-19 information

Facebook: 4 ad grants totalling US$ 88 031 or roughly R1,3 million to use on GovernmentZA page. Spent to date: R680 000

Twitter: received ad grants from Twitter totalling R381 000 - Spent to date: R381 000

Google: Initial grant for the search campaign totalled US$5,5 million that was set to expire on 31 December 2020. This was extended until 31 December 2021. An addition grant of US$2,5 million was received in March 2021. Total grant: US$7,5 million or roughly R115 million. Spent to date: R77 000 000

Thank you.

12 April 2021 - NW224

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1)What total number of (a) staff members and (b) political appointees in (i) senior management and (ii) middle management in (aa) The Presidency and (bb) his Office have submitted their financial disclosures by 21 January 2021; (2) what (a) total number of employees including their (i) names and (ii) positions failed to submit their disclosures and (b) actions has been taken in respect of each individual who failed to submit financial disclosures by 21 January 2021?

Reply:

The 2019/20 Financial Disclosure Period:

1. By 31 August 2020, The Presidency had a [1]100 % compliance level in terms of all staff members submitting their financial disclosures.

The Breakdown is per financial disclosure category:

a) Members of the Senior Management Service - All 58 submitted their financial disclosures by 30 May 2020.

b) Members in the Middle Management category (MMS12) – all [2]27 submitted their financial disclosures by 31 July 2020.

c) Members in the Middle Management category (MMS11) – all 51 submitted their financial disclosures by [3]30 August 2020.

d) Members in the OSD12/Higher category – All 12 submitted their financial disclosures by 31 July 2020.

2. All designated employees submitted their financial disclosures. Please note that the report is on employees’ compliance to the timelines of the Financial Disclosure Framework and not the content/Financial information that was disclosed.

Thank you.

  1. The 100% compliance level pertains to all employees who were employed by The Presidency during the official disclosure period and not employees who joined The Presidency after the disclosure period. All employees who submitted their financial disclosures are employed in terms of the Public Service Act, thus, in all categories there is no definition of a ‘political appointee’.

  2. A member who joined The Presidency in July 2020, submitted his disclosure in August 2020. So in total all 28 MMS12 members submitted their financial disclosures.

  3. Please Note that the Financial Disclosure Framework indicates that a newly appointed designated employee should disclose his/her financial interest 30 days after assumption of duty. An employee became part of MMS11 in October 2020, meaning that currently The Presidency has 52 MMS11 members. The Ethics Office could not register the employee on the Financial Disclosure System in 2020 due to intermittent problems with the system and not due to failure by the employee to disclose his financial interest.

12 April 2021 - NW223

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1)What is the duration of the suspension of a certain person (name and details furnished); (2) whether the specified person has been transferred and/or seconded to another position in The Presidency; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what is the position which the person currently holds and (b) for how long will the person be in the specified position; (3) whether the person has retained all the previously allocated privileges and benefits such as salary, security detail, electronic equipment such as a cell phone and a laptop; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) are the reasons for this and (b) total amount has the person been paid in salaries since the suspension?

Reply:

(1)  Ms Khusela Sangoni has been placed on precautionary suspension with effect from 02 February 2021 pending an investigation. The investigation is mandated to be completed within 60 days from date of inception.
 
(2) As stated in 1 above, Ms Khusela Sangoni has been placed on precautionary suspension until the finalisation of the investigation. She has not been transferred or seconded to any other department.
 
(3) Ms Khusela Sangoni has retained all her allocated privileges since the precautionary suspension

a) Her suspension is in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2.7(2) of Chapter 7 of the SMS Handbook, with full pay. The precautionary suspension does not constitute a punishment.

b) She receives her salary at the end of the month, where she will be paid her salary in full.

Thank you.

12 April 2021 - NW210

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McGluwa, Mr JJ to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1)With reference to the Government’s formulation of the risk adjusted strategy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, (a) what measures are in place to ensure that the regulations meet the requirements of section 36 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, in particular the effect of the regulations that suspend and/or limit any of the fundamental rights in Chapter 2 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, and (b)(i) where and (ii) how can the resources upon which the contents of the regulations have been premised be accessed by members of the public; (2) whether minutes and/or any other resolutions passed that gave effect to the regulations are kept by the secretariat of the COVID-19 Command Council; if not, why not; if so, (a) how and (b) on what date will the minutes and/or resolutions be made public?

Reply:

1. (a) National Corona Virus Command Council (NCCC), amongst its responsibilities, ensures that the regulations required to address, prevent

and combat the spread of COVID-19 are reasonable and justifiable. In addition, the measures introduced were necessary to save lives.

(b) (i) The records of the NCCC meetings are kept by the Cabinet Secretariat;

(ii) The records, by virtue of it being a Cabinet structure, is secret and is not as accessible to members of the public.

2. The records of the NCCC meetings are kept by the Cabinet Secretariat

a) The records are kept electronically;

b) The records, by virtue of it being a Cabinet structure, is secret and is not as accessible to members of the public.

Thank you.

12 March 2021 - NW57

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Mente, Ms NV to ask the Minister in The Presidency

What (a) are the relevant details of the communications expenditure on COVID19,

Reply:

The Government Communication and Information Systems (GCIS) implemented a multimedia communication campaign in respect of COVID-19 aimed at informing citizens and creating awareness about the Pandemic. Various Media Platforms were utilized in order to ensure that all segments of the population are reached. To date the ad spend summary is as per the below table:

GCIS COVID 19 AD SPEND SUMMARY (Media Buying)

PUBLICATION

APPROVED ORDERS (COMMITTED AMOUNT)

INVOICES RECEIVED

COMMITMENTS BALANCE

TV

R22 818 029,00

R18 399 325,50

R4 418 703,50

Radio

R16 893 447,51

R15 090 006,14

R1 803 441,37

Production/Creative Agencies

R 6 000 000,00

R5 915 799,38

R84 200,62

Outdoor

R13 303 730.21

R7 905 850,75

R4 400 879,46

TOTAL

R59 015 206.72

R47 310 981,77

R10 707 224,95

(b) proportion of black-owned advertisement agencies and/or companies were used

  • Molibiz - 100% Black owned and 75% black woman owned.
  • Cut-2-Black – B-BBEE Status level 1 of contributor.

(c) proportion of the budget that went to black-owned media for

(i) radio

  1. Of the R16 893 447.51 spent on Radio, R2 746 592.37 which translates to 17.5% of the total radio budget was spent on black owned media owners/stations.
  2. Of the total budget R10 996 477,80 was spent on SABC and on 60 community stations translating to 65% of the total radio budget.

Please see the below table for reference.

RADIO AD SPEND

SUPPLIER

ORDER AMOUNT

 % SHARE

BEE STATUS

Mediamark (Igagasi FM, Kaya FM,

R1 268 185,38

7.5%

All 3 stations are 100% black owned

Motswako Media

R457 988,00

3%

100% black owned

MSG Group Sales

R620 572,61

4%

100% black owned

YFM

R399 846,38

3%

 

Total black owned media owners/stations

R2 746 592.37

17.5%

 

SABC Radio

R10 036 477,80

63%

Public Broadcaster

Community Radio (60 stations)

R960 000.00

5.6%

 

Total SABC & Community

R10 996 477,80

65%

 

Other commercial radio Media owners / stations

R3 150 577.34

17.5%

 

Total Radio Adspend

R 16 893 447.51

 

(ii) television broadcasters

Of the R22 818 029.00 spent on television broadcasters, R9 580 374.00 was spent on black media owners as per the below table which translates to 41% of the total television budget. Furthermore, R12 499 355.00 of the R22 818 029.00 was spent on free to air and public broadcasters which translates to 54% of the television budget. The distribution of the budget is as follows:

SUPPLIER

 Total cost

BLACK OWNED

SABC TV

R 12 499 355,00

Public Broadcaster

     

ETV/ ENCA

R 8 453 374.00

Free to Air / Black owned

MVM Multimedia

R 828 000,00

Black owned (Soweto TV)

Zallywood

R 299 000,00

Black owned (Tshwane & Gau TV )

(iii) outdoor

Of the total R13 303 730.21 which was spent on Outdoor Media for this campaign, R10 413 674.17 was spent on 22 Black Media owners for the procurement of Billboards, Wall Murals and in taxi television. This translates to 78% of the total budget and the table below depicts the distribution of the budget amongst the approved suppliers:

BLACK OWNED OUTDOOR MEDIA OWNERS

Global Touch

R 997 000,00

Black owned

Huffing Post

R 733 643,65

Black female owned

Esona Communications

R 518 693,00

Black female owned

Luvuno Media

R 45 670,00

Black owned

Owakhe Media

R 422 050,00

Black owned

Platinum Outdoor Media

R 195 000,00

Black owned

Kemvest

R 217 494,90

Black owned

Bahn Media

R 128 620,00

Black owned

Rivoni Advertising

R 572 284,00

Black owned

Kwame Media

R 304 750,00

Black owned

The Guyz Media

R 282 900,00

Black owned

BLK Mercury

R 106 925,00

Black owned

Outsmart Outdoor Media

R 619 655,12

Black female owned

Hluma Media

R 213 854,00

Black owned

Sumep Media

R 1 132 119,00

Black owned

Kena Media

R 2 052 074,95

Black owned

Placement Media

R 314 709.00

Black owned

Tswalanang

R 308 200.00

Black owned

Keys Communications

R 525 992.17

Black owned

Indaba Billboards

R 140 061.00

Black owned

Tema Media

R 245 732.00

Black female owned

Sondlo & Knopp

R 336 246,89

Black owned

Total AD Spent on Black Outdoor Billboard Owners R10 413 674.17

 

(d) Total amount was spent in production of video adverts for both television and social media?

A total amount of R3 562 544,46 was spent on the production of video adverts for TV and Social Media.

Thank You.

06 January 2021 - NW2314

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1)Whether each national department employs an accounting officer; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) (a) what number of accounting officers are employed in an acting capacity and (b) does each specified officer have the necessary qualifications required for the position; if not, what is the position in this regard?

Reply:

According to the Public Service Act 103 of 1994, as amended, any information relating to the norms and standards of the Public Service functions, organizational, and governance arrangements, conditions of service and employment practices as well as information Management is the responsibility of the Minister of Public Service and Administration.

Therefore, my colleague, Minister Senzo Mchunu is at the apex of government information on Human Resource employment practices in the Public Service as well as monitoring thereof. I would suggest that this Parliamentary question be re-directed to the relevant institution.

Thank you.

06 January 2021 - NW2313

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1)What (a) total number of directors-general (DGs) in the national departments are currently acting in their positions, (b) is the name of each department in which each specified DG is currently employed; (2) whether the DGs who are in acting positions have the correct qualifications; if not, in each case (a) what are their names and (b) in what departments are they currently employed; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

According to the Public Service Act 103 of 1994, as amended, any information relating to the norms and standards of the Public Service functions, organizational, and governance arrangements, conditions of service and employment practices as well as information Management is the responsibility of the Minister of Public Service and Administration.

Therefore, my colleague, Minister Senzo Mchunu is at the apex of government information on Human Resource employment practices in the Public Service as well as monitoring thereof. I would suggest that this Parliamentary question be re-directed to the relevant institution.

Thank you.

 

24 November 2020 - NW2154

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister in the Presidency

What (a) role has his Office played in respect of its officials that have been found to have behaved unethically in terms of Covid-19 tenders and (b) disciplinary actions have been taken against such officials?

Reply:

a) Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and the Auditor – General did not identify any cases where officials behaved unethically in terms of Covid – 19 tenders.

b) None

Thank you.

24 November 2020 - NW2153

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister in the Presidency

What (a) are the details of the processes that his Office put in place to ensure that all tenders related to Covid-19 are monitored and (b) have been the findings in this regard?

Reply:

a) The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) only procured PPE’s and related equipment for internal use by staff. By 31st of August 2020, 15 Contracts to a total value of R 202, 064.14 had been awarded. All procurement was monitored in terms of the DPME Supply Chain Management Procedures.

b) None.

Thank You.

25 August 2020 - NW1684

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister in the Presidency

What are the names of the (a) Ministers and/or (b) Deputy Ministers who have been deployed to the district municipalities in each province according to the announcement made by the President, Mr M C Ramaphosa; 2. whether the deployment plans will be submitted to Parliament for oversight purposes according to section 42(3) of the Constitution of the Republic, 1996; if not, why not; if so, by what date will the plans be submitted; 3. what are the specific (a) mandates and (b) outcomes the deployed Ministers and/or Deputy Ministers must achieve in the district municipalities; 4. whether the (a) SA Local Government Association, (b) trade unions and (c) civil society will be consulted during the deployment process; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; 5. how will section 154 of the Constitution of the Republic, 1996, be affected?

Reply:

All Ministers and Deputy Ministers, refer to the list below.

WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE

District

Champion

Title

1

Central Karoo

Pam Tshwete

Deputy Minister

2

West Coast

Barbara Creecy

Minister

3

Overberg

Patricia De Lille

Minister

4

Garden Route

Alvin Botes

Deputy Minister

5

Cape Town

Naledi Pandor

Minister

   

Bheki Cele

Minister

6

Cape Winelands

Ebrahim Patel

Minister

KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCE

District

Champion

Title

7

Amajuba

Thulas Nxesi

Minister

   

Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu

Deputy Minister

8

eThekwini

Nocawe Mafu

Deputy Minister

 

 

John Jeffery

Deputy Minister

9

Harry Gwala

Jackson Mthembu

Minister

10

iLembe

David Masondo

Deputy Minister

11

King Cetshwayo

Fikile Mbalula

Minister

12

Ugu

Buti Manamela

Deputy Minister

13

uMgungundlovu

Sindisiwe Chikunga

Deputy Minister

14

uMkhanyakude

Lindiwe Sisulu

Minister

15

uMzinyathi

Nathi Mthethwa

Minister

16

uThukela

Joe Phaahla

Deputy Minister

17

Zululand

Blade Nzimande

Minister

MPUMALANGA PROVINCE

District

Champion

Title

18

Ehlanzeni

Mcebisi Skwatsha

Deputy Minister

19

Gert Sibande

Thabang Makwetla

Deputy Minister

20

Nkangala

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

Minister

EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE

District

Champion

Title

21

Alfred Nzo

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

Minister

22

Amathole

Hlengiwe Mkhize

Deputy Minister

   

Inkosi Phathekile Holomisa

Deputy Minister

23

Chris Hani

Ronald Lamola

Minister

24

Joe Gqabi

Parks Tau

Deputy Minister

25

OR Tambo

Senzo Mchunu

Minister

26

Nelson Mandela Bay

Aaron Motsoaledi

Minister

27

Sarah Baartman

Zoleka Capa

Deputy Minister

28

Buffalo City

Cassel Mathale

Deputy Minister

   

Pinky Moloi

Deputy Minister

FREE STATE PROVINCE

District

Champion

Title

29

Fezile Dabi

Pinky Kekana

Deputy Minister

30

Lejweleputswa

Lindiwe Zulu

Minister

31

Mangaung

David Mahlobo

Deputy Minister

   

Dikeledi Magadzi

Deputy Minister

32

Thabo Mofutsanyana

Sdumo Dlamini

Deputy Minister

33

Xhariep

Phumulo Masualle

Deputy Minister

NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE

District

Champion

Title

34

Frances Baard

Noxolo Kiviet

Deputy Minister

35

JT Gaetsewe

Regina Mhaule

Deputy Minister

36

Namakwa

Nomalungelo Gina

Deputy Minister

37

Pixley ka Seme

Ayanda Dlodlo

Minister

38

ZF Mgcawu

Fish Mahlalela

Deputy Minister

GAUTENG PROVINCE

District

Champion

Title

39

Ekurhuleni

Zizi Kodwa

Deputy Minister

40

Johannesburg

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula

Minister

41

Sedibeng

Angie Motshekga

Minister

42

Tshwane

Pravin Gordhan

Minister

43

West Rand

Fikile Slovo Majola

Deputy Minister

LIMPOPO PROVINCE

District

Champion

Title

44

Mopani

Thoko Didiza

Minister

45

Capricorn

Tito Mboweni

Minister

46

Sekhukhune

Thembi Siweya

Deputy Minister

47

Vhembe

Candith Mashego-Dlamini

Deputy Minister

48

Waterberg

Khumbudzo Ntshavheni

Minister

NORTH WEST PROVINCE

District

Champion

Title

49

Bojanala

Gwede Mantashe

Minister

50

Kenneth Kaunda

Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane

Minister

51

Modiri Molema

Obed Bapela

Deputy Minister

52

Ruth Mompati

Maggie Sotyu

Deputy Minister

   

Njabulo Nzuza

Deputy Minister

 

2. The Champions will be working with the Districts, Provinces and the Local Government to implement Plans that are developed through the ordinary Planning Processes of Government.

 

3. The Champions will be working on strengthening responses to COVID – 19 and the Gender Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF).

In summary the roles and responsibilities of the Political Champions who include Ministers and Deputy Ministers are:

  • To provide strategic guidance for the development and implementation of the One Plan
  • To contribute towards the institutional stabilisation of the allocated district and the reprioritisation process that seek to respond to urgent institutional and governance gaps, and urgent development priorities outlined in the specific district profile.
  • To facilitate the District wide adoption of the One Plan through the various Inter Governmental Relations Structures (IGR), including its sign off and implementation.
  • To work in collaboration with line Ministries and provide support to unblock and bring to the surface any issues that may hinder progress in the implementation of the District Development Model.
  • To collaborate with other champions and districts to maximise impact.

4. .The Champions will work with all Stakeholders in a District.

 

5.The District Development Model (DDM) provides the framework through which Section 154 of the Constitution of the Republic, 1996, will be implemented where the District Development Model brings the whole of government in a spatially targeted way to address developmental needs and opportunities of the 52 district spaces, including providing targeted support in building institutional capacity and capability of local government to perform its constitutional responsibilities.

The District Development Model – One Plan cannot and does not replace any existing prescribed Development, Departmental Strategic and Annual Performance Plans, IDP’s of Municipalities and Sate Entities. It is rather an expression of Integrated Investments Plans and clear Socio – Economic Programmes for changing the living conditions our people in the Spatially Targeted District space.

NW2074E

25 August 2020 - NW1499

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister in The Presidency

Whether he has held any discussions regarding potential candidates to be considered for appointment to the Board of the Media Development and Diversity Agency; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) with whom and (b) what are the relevant details of each discussion he has held?

Reply:

No, the Minister in the Presidency has not held any discussions regarding the potential candidates to be considered for appointment to the Board of the Media Development and Diversity Agency.

                                                                                                                                                                        

                  

04 June 2020 - NW687

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Samka, Ms P to ask the Minister in The PresidencyWhat total amount has the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) spent on advertising in the past two financial years on (a) community radio stations, (b) community print media entities, (c) community television stations and (d) small commercial publicationsIn the past 2 years the GCIS has been in charge of implementing advertising campaigns for 41 client departments and entities. The GCIS has spent the below listed amounts on behalf of these clients

Total Community Ad spend 2018/2019 & 2019/2020

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN QUSSYION FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NUMBER:

DATE OF PUBLICATIONS: 24 April 2020

687. Ms PT van Damme (DA) to ask the Minister in The Presidency:

  1. What total amount has the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) spent on advertising in the past two financial years on (a) community radio stations, (b) community print media entities, (c) community television stations and (d) small commercial publications:

In the past 2 years the GCIS has been in charge of implementing advertising campaigns for 41 client departments and entities. The GCIS has spent the below listed amounts on behalf of these clients.

Total Community Ad spend 2018/2019 & 2019/2020

  1. Community Print

R 8 220 052,13

  1. Community Radio

R 24 742 178.81

  1. Community TV

R 6 299 219.02

  1. Small Commercial Publications

R 137 747.00

(2) what Individual amounts were spent on each specified (a) community radio station, (b) community print media entity, (c) community televi6ion station and (d) small commercial publication;

  1. The list of the stations is attached as annexure A
  2. It needs to be noted that GCIS has put in place a panel of agencies which represent community publications. This panel was put in place to ensure that the sector is supported and that publications are not left out due to compliance related matters as was the case previously .The below agencies were appointed by the respective publications and GCIS constituted the panel through a tender process. The 6 agencies represent over 200 community newspapers across the country.

COMMUNITY PRINT ENTITIES

R 3 218 500.00

Channelled Energy

R 923 037,34

CNI

R 814 000.00

Eastern Province Community Print Media

R 740 748,00

Gauteng News

R 195 872,16

Mambo

R 1 685 345.00

Spark Media

C) GCIS also books campaign on television stations through intermediaries which the stations have appointed. Below Is the list of the agents.

 

COMMUNITY TV

Mediamark (Cape Town TV)

R 823 408.73

Zallywood (Tshwane and Gau TV)

R 1 455 000.00

Tiso Blackstar (1KZN & Soweto TV)

R 3 920 810.29

Bay TV

R 100 000.00

 

d)

SMALL COMMECIAL PUBLICATIONA

Highbury Safika

R 137 747.00

TOTAL

R 137 747.00

 

(3) On what dates were the specified adverts placed;

The dates for the various placements are attached as annexure B.

(4) What percentage of the GClS’s advertising budget is spent on

(a) Community media – 13% ( R40 399 196.96)

(b) Commercial media – 87% (R399 647 699.76)

DRAFTER OF THE REPLY

Name: Ace Mlisa
Designation: Director: Media Buying
Contacts: 012 473 0287 / 074 8177 927 ace@gcis.gov.za

Recommended / Not recommended

Ms Phumla Williams
Acting Director-General (GCIS)
Date: 21/05/20

Approved/not approved

Hon Jackson Mthembu, MP
Minister in the Presidency
Date: 26/05/2020

25 November 2019 - NW1124

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(a) What is the name of each (i) Director-General and (ii) Head of Department who failed to submit mid-term reviews by 31 September 2019 as agreed to in the performance monitoring system for the 2018-19 financial year and (b) in which (i) national and (ii) provincial government department is each specified Director-General and Head of Department employed?

Reply:

Non-submission of 2018/19 DGs/HoDs midterm review

No.

National/

Provincial

 

Department

 

Name of HoD

 

Half-yearly

Review 18/19

1

 

Eastern Cape

 

Econ Affairs, Env &

Tourism

 

Mr B Gxilishe

 

Not submitted

2

)

Eastern Cape

)

Health

 

)

DrT Mbengashe

)

Not submitted

3

 

Eastern Cape

 

Local Gov

Affairs

& Traditional

 

Ms G. Gumbi- ”

Masilela

 

Not submitted

  1. Eastern Cape Roads & Public Works
  2. Eastern Cape Rural Development &

Agrarian Reform

Mr J Mlawu Mr L Ngada

Not submitted Not submitted

6

Eastern Cape

Sport, Recreation, Arts

& Culture

Mr M Matutu

Not submitted

7

Eastern Cape

Transport

Ms Irene

Mpolweni

Not submitted

8

Free State

Office of the Premier

Mr KF

Ralikontsane

Not submitted

9

Gauteng

Agric & Rural

Development

Mr. Nhlakanipho

Nkontwana

Not submitted

10

Gauteng

Community Safety

Ms. Yoliswa

Makhasi

Not submitted

11

Gauteng

E-Government

Mr B Ngobeni

Not submitted

12

Gauteng

Health

Prof. Mkhululi

Lukhele

Not submitted

13

Gauteng

Human Settlements

Ms Mathilda

Gasela

Not submitted

14

Gauteng

Infrastructure

Development

Mr 8

Netshiswinzhe

Not submitted

15

Gauteng

Cooperative

Governance & Traditional Affairs

Ms. Thandeka

Mbassa-Sigabi

Not submitted

16

Gauteng

Office of the Premier

Ms Baleni

Not submitted

17

Gauteng

Social Development

Mr M.Mampuru

Not submitted

18

Gauteng

Sport, Arts, Culture &

Recreation

Ms. Monica

Newton

Not submitted

19

Gauteng

Treasury

Ms. Nomfundo

Tshabalala

Not submitted

20

KwaZuIu-

Natal

Econ Dev, Tourism &

Env Affairs

Ms P Ncapayi

Not submitted

21

Limpopo

Econ Dev, Environment

& Tourism

Mr Solly

Kgopong

Not submitted

22

Limpopo

Cooperative

Governance, Human Settlements & Traditional Affairs

Ms NR Dumalisile

Not submitted

23

National

Agric, Forestry &

Fisheries

Mr MM

Mlengana

Not submitted

24

National

Co-operative

Governance

Mr DM

Mashitisho

Not submitted

25

National

Correctional Services

Mr Arthur Fraser

Not submitted

26

National

Defence (Secretary for

Dr Sam Gulube

Not submitted

   

Defence)

   

27

National

Environmental Affairs

Ms N Ngcaba

Not submitted

38

National

Health

Ms P Matsoso

Not submitted

29

National

Higher Education &

Training

Mr G Qonde

Not submitted

30

National

Home Affairs

Mr M Apleni

Not submitted

31

National

Independent Police

Investigative Directorate

Mr R McBride

Not submitted

32

National

Justice and

Constitutional

Development

Mr V Madonsela

Not submitted

33

National

Labour

Mr TM Lamati

Not submitted

34

National

National Treasury

Mr D Mogajane

Not submitted

35

National

Office of the Chief

Justice

Ms M

Sejosengwe

Not submitted

36

National

Sport and Recreation SA

Mr EM Moemi

Not submitted

37

National

Government Pensions

Administration Agency

Mr K G Sukdev

Not submitted

38

Mpumalanga

Community Safety,

Security& Liaison

Mr Mthombothi

Not submitted

39

Mpumalanga

Education

Mrs MOC

Mhlabane

Not submitted

40

Mpumalanga

Treasury

Ms NZ Nkamba

Not submitted

41

Mpumalanga

Health

Dr S. Mohangi

Not submitted

42

Mpumalanga

Human Settlements

Mr Masange

Not submitted

43

Mpumalanga

Public Works, Roads &

Transport

Ms SP Xulu

Not submitted

44

Mpumalanga

Social Development

Mr MV Mahlalela

Not submitted

45

North West

Community Safety &

Transport Management

Ms BA Mofokeng

Not submitted

46

North West

Culture, Arts &

Traditional Affairs

Mrs SR Bapela

Not submitted

47

North West

Economy & Enterprise

Development

LG Tshikovhi

Not submitted

48

North West

Education & Sport

Development

SM Semaswe

Not submitted

49

North West

Health

Dr AT Lekalakala

Not submitted

50

North West

Local Govt & Human

Settlements

Mr PE Motoko

Not submitted

   

Office of the Premier

Dr Keneilwe L

Not submitted

     

Sebego

 

52

North West

Public Works & Roads

Mr P Mothupi

Not submitted

53

North West

Rural, Environment & Agricultural Development

Dr Mokaila

Not submitted

54

North West

Social Development

Ms PD Mothobi

Not submitted

55

North West

Tourism

Adv Hope Fiona

Neo Sephoti

Not submitted

56

Northern

Cape

Agriculture, Land

Reform & Rural Development

Mr WVD Mothibi

Not submitted

57

Northern

Cape

Cooperative Gov,

Human Settlement & Trad Affairs

Mr B Lenkoe

Not submitted

58

Northern

Cape

Health

Mr S Jonkers

Not submitted

59

Northern

Cape

Sports, Arts & Culture

Ms R Palm

Not submitted

60

Northern

Cape

Transport, Safety &

Liaison

Mr MP Dichaba

Not submitted

DRAFTER OF THE REPLY

Name:

Designation:

Contacts:

Recommended / Not recommended

Director-General (DPME) Date:

Approved / Not approved

Minister in The Presidency

Date: ,’

MINISTER IN THE PRESIDENCY: REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

Private Bag X1000, Pretoria, 0001, Union Buildings, Government Avenue, PRETORIA Tel: (012) 300 5200, Website: www.theDresidency.oov.za

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY QUESTION NUMBER: 1325

DATE OF PUBLICATIONS: 25 October 2019

1325. Dr L A Schreiber (DA) to ask the Minister in The Presidency:

With reference to his reply to question 834 on 2 October 2019, what is the detailed breakdown of the amounts spent on each former principal and spouse since 1 April 2016 in terms of (a) hotel accommodation, (b) private accommodation, (c) alcohol, (d) catering, (e) entertainment, (I)(i) commercial and (ii) military flights, (g) vehicle transport and (h) security?

NW2537E

Response

Benefits applicable to Former Presidents and Former Deputy Presidents are prescribed in the Policy on the Benefits of Executive Office, dated March 2009. Benefits that are paid for from The Presidency budget in respect of Former Presidents and a Former Deputy Presidents include the following:-

    • Accommodation
    • Commercial flights
    • Vehicle transport

The travel and accommodation are paid in accordance with the policy, as former Presidents and Deputy Presidents support government programmes inside and outside the borders of the Republic of South Africa. The benefits are irrespective of whether or not the former Presidents and Deputy Presidents are on official or private duties as they are de facto ambassadors of the people of South Africa.

Military flights and Security services are paid for by the South African National Defence Force and South African Police Service respectively.

The policy is in line with what obtains in comparable countries the world over.

Please find attached breakdown of the amounts spent on each former principal and spouse since 2016

DRAFTER OF THE REPLY

Name: K Mashapha

Designation: Director Financial Administration

Contacts: 012 300 5998

Recommended

Director-General — The Presidency Date: /J //

Ap roved / NQ

n. Jackson Mthembu, MP Minister in Th Pre 'dency Date: g/ /

Question

Total

FY2016-17

{

FYZ01&19

Former

President de Klerk

Spouses

Former

President de Klerk

Spouse

Former

President de Klerk

Spouse

President de Klerk

Former

President de Klerk

Spouse

                   

R R R R R R R

R

130987.32

R R R R R R R R

R

66437.12

R R R R R R R

R

46985.14

R R R R R R R R

R

12643.30

R R R R R R R R

R

16S64.92

R R R R R R R R

R

R R R R R

R 50 768.32

R R

R

R -

R -

R -

R -

R -

R 37 538.88

R -

R -

R -

R R R R R

R 16 248.94

R R

R

R R R R R

R 16 254.94

R R

R

  1. For the period 01 April Z016to date, what is the detailed breakdown of amounts spent on each Former Principal and Spouse, in terms of
    1. Hotel accomodation
    2. Private accomodation
    3. Alcohol
    4. Catering
    5. Entertainment I)(i) Commercial flights f(i)(i) Military flights
  1. Vehicle transport
  2. Security

  1. For the period 01 April 2O16to date, what is the detailed breakdown of amounts spent on each Former Principal and Spouse, in terms of

Total

FY2016-17

FY2018-19

FY201S-20

Former President Mbekl

Spouses

Former President Mbekl

Spouse

Former President Mbeki

Spouse

Former President Mbekl

Spouse

Former President Mbekl

Spouse

    1. Hotel accomodation

R

628 994.67

R

62 727.62

R

233 750.66

R

41 422.96

R

228 855.87

R

-

R

116 017.34

R

21 304.66

R

50 370.80

R

 

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

176 875.99

R

266 754.60

R

38 723.86

R

102 559.04

R

19 661.68

R

48 915.81

R

11 615.72

R

64 438.18

R

106 874.73

R

50 841.57

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

468 777.42

R

117 848.19

R

106 112.02

R

35 961.32

R

110 539.17

R

387.77

R

56 851.50

R

62 509.96

R

195 274.73

R

18 989.14

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 
    1. Private accomodation
    2. Alcohol
    3. Catering
    4. Entertainment I)(i) Commercial flighU f(i)(i) Military fiighU
  1. Vehicle transpon
  2. Security

Question

Total

 

FY2017-18

FY2018-19

FY2019-20

Former

President

Motlanthe

Spouses

Former

President Motlanthe

Spouse

Former

President Motlanthe

Spouse

Presldent Motlanthe

Spouse

President Motlanthe

Sgouse

                   

R

392 370.98

R

 

R

24 329.7S

R

 

R

120 170.43

R

 

R

106 245.00

R

 

R

141 625.80

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

573 708.01

R

548 609.31

R

288 092.85

R

159 063.64

R

134 79S.04

R

126 602.50

R

7s szg.s6

R

183 794.95

R

71 490.26

R

79 148.22

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

2 074 516.35

R

341 007.94

R

203 380.47

R

 

R

804 646.26

R

 

R

691 775.20

R

341 007.94

R

374 714.42

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

For the period 01 Aprll 2016 to date, what is the detailed breakdown of amounts spent on each Former Principal and Spouse, in terms of

  1. Hotel accomodation
  2. Private accomodation
  3. Alcohol
  4. Catering
  5. Entertainment

I)(i) Commercial flights f(i)(i) Military flights

  1. Vehicle transpon
  2. Security

Question

Total

FYZ016-17

FY2017-18

FY2019-20

President Zuma

Spouses

Former President Zuma

President Zuma

Spouse

Former President Zuma

Spouse

Former President Zuma

                   

R

32299.75

R

 

R

R

R

 

R

R

32 299.75

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

R

R

 

R

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

R

R

 

R

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

R

R

 

R

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

R

 

R

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

285001.39

R

122248.47

R

R

R

20717.34

R

R

174839.55

R

43 305.55

R

89 444.50

R

78 942.92

R

 

R

 

R

R

R

 

R

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

15052.27

R

 

R

R

R

14780.27

R

R

 

R

-

R

272.00

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

R

R

 

R

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

For the period 01 April Z016 to date, what is the detailed breakdown of amounts spent on each Former Prindpal and Spouse, in terms of

  1. Hotel accomodation
  2. Private accomodation
  3. Alcohol
  4. Catering
  5. Entertainment

f)(i) Commercial flights f(i)(i) Military flights

  1. Vehicle transpon
  2. Security

For the period 01 April 2016 to date, what is the detailed breakdown of amounts spent on each Former Principal and Spouse, in terms of

         

Former DP Mlambo- Ngcuka

Spouses

Former DP Mlambo- Ngcuka

Spouse

Former DP Mlambo- Ngcuka

Spouse

Former DP Mlambo- Ngcuka

Spouse

Former DP Mlambo- Ngcuka

Spouse

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

249 163.84

R

66 114.89

R

55 311.22

R

23 055.67

R

50 891.93

R

674.95

R

103 653.84

R

21 445.08

R

39 306.85

R

20 939.19

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

524.00

R

 

R

 

R

-

R

524.00

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

-

R

 

R

 

R

 
  1. Hotel accomodation
  2. Private accomodation
  3. Alcohol
  4. Catering
  5. Entertainment I)(i) Commercial flights I(i)(i) Military flights
  6. Vehicle transport
  7. Security

Quenlon

FY2016-17

FY2017-18

FY2018-19

FY2019-20

fiormer DP

Mbete

spouses

Former DP

Mbete

Spouse

Former DP Mbete

Spouse

Former DP Mbete

Spouse

Former DP Mbete

Spouse

                   

R

R R R R R R R

R

R

R R R R R R R R

R

R R R R R R R R

R

R R R R R R R R

R R R R R R R R

R R R

R R R R

R

R R R R R R R R

R

R

 

R

           

R

R

 

R

Q

           

R

R

R

R

 

R

R

           

R

R R

R

 

R R

R

           

R

R R

  1. For the period 01 April 2016 to date, what is the detailed breakdown of amounts spent on each fiormer Principal and Spouse, in terms of
    1. Hotel accomodation
    2. Private accomodation
    3. Alcohol
    4. Catering
    5. Entertainment I)(i) Commercial flights I(i)(i) Military flights
  1. Vehicle transpon
  2. Security

28 October 2019 - NW1059

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Meshoe, Rev KR to ask the President of the Republic

Whether Nigeria has followed through on their alleged demand for compensation for Nigerian citizens who suffered losses during the looting and violent attacks on foreign nationals in recent weeks; if not, why not; if so, how will the compensation be calculated?

Reply:

Nigeria has not made a demand for compensation for Nigerian citizens who suffered losses during the looting and violent attacks on foreign nationals that took place in September.

During the State Visit of President Buhari on 3 October 2019, South Africa and Nigeria agreed to establish an Early Warning Mechanism, which is a joint structure that will serve as a preventative and proactive monitoring body.

As the two Heads of State, we instructed four national departments to expeditiously finalise the Terms of Reference of this Mechanism within three months. The four departments are International Relations and Cooperation, State Security, Police and Home Affairs. The Early Warning Mechanism will also consider issues related to trafficking of drugs and human trafficking.

28 October 2019 - NW1023

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister in The Presidency

(1) With reference to each BrandSA Country Head, (a) what is the name of each Country Head, (b) how long has each Country Head been in the position in each case, ( c) what is the annual salary of each Country Head, ( d) what are the (i) other perks and/or benefits such as accommodation and living expenses and (ii) costs in each case; (2) (a) what bank accow1ts does each international BrandSA office have in each case, (b) how often are the bank accounts audited in each case and ( c) who audits the bank accounts in each case?

Reply:

(1) (a) (i) Mr Mudunwazi Baloyi based in USA

(ii) Ms Pamela Salela based in the UK

(iii) China - Vacant

(b) (i) Mr M Baloyi - Commenced on 01 December 2014 and contract ending 30 November 2019.

(ii) Ms P Selela - Commenced on 01 February 2015 and contract ending 31 January 2020.

(c) Both appointed officials are on Paterson 04 Salary Level

(d) The benefits and the perks on accommodation and living expenses are in line with Brand South Africa remuneration policy (Section 10: FOREIGN SERVICE DISPENSATION) and its objective being to allow Brand SA transferred employees to maintain, through the payment of a monthly foreign allowance, a standard of living equal to that of a similar managerial position in the same country.

2) (a) International Brand SA offices do not have bank accounts

(b) Not Applicable

c) Not Applicable


 

DRAFTER OF THE REPLY

Name: Kgomotso Seripe

Designation: Acting Chief Financial Officer

Contacts: kgomotso@brandsouthafrica.com

Recommended

Acting CEO BrandSA
Date: 22/10/2019

Approved

Hon Jackson Mthembu, mp
Minister in the Presidency
Date: 24/10/2019

28 October 2019 - NW1022

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister in The Presidency

(1) (a) What was BrandSA's annual budget in each country in the past three financial years, (b) what budget was spent in each year and ( c) how is budget expenditure monitored: (2) (a) what activities have been hosted in each month in each county by Brand SA in the past three financial years, (b)(i) how are activities decided upon and (ii) by whom, (c) what were the objectives for each activity in each case, (d) what objectives were (i) met and (ii) not met in each case and (e) what amount was spent for each activity in each case? NW2176E

Reply:

1) (a) As per the published respective Annual Reports already tabled in Parliament, the Annual Budget in each financial year were:

Financial Years

UK

USA

CHINA

2018-2019

R 5, 625,164

R 5, 835,028

R 5, 572,199

2017-2018

R 3, 995,456

R 6, 290,479

R 4, 618,137

2016- 2017

R 10 355,000

R 8, 318,400

R 9, 561,702

Find here: {b) Budget spent on each year is as follows:

05 September 2019 - NW470

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister in The Presidency

(1) What were the main reasons behind the recent reconfiguration of government departments; (2) whether the reconfiguration of government departments will result in the implementation of any cost-containment measures; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) from which financial year will the savings of the cost-containment measures be calculated and (b) what is the predicted resultant savings for the Government in each case? NWJ462E

Reply:

(1) The President pronounced in his State of the Nation Address on 16 February 2018 that "Growth, development and transformation depend on a strong and capable state. It is critical that the structure and size of the state is optimally suited to meet the needs of the people and ensure the most efficient allocation of public resources. We will therefore initiate a process to review the configuration, number and size of national government departments."

The Presidency is leading the 2019 National Macro Organisation of Government (NMOG), which must be finalised by 31 March 2020 with the assistance of centre of government and affected departments.

These changes are necessary for the following reasons.

a) The National Development Plan articulates the vision of a developmental state that requires building state capacity as an important step to achieve a developmental state.

b) The clustering of homogeneous or related functions to ensure that functional areas of responsibility are clearly demarcated to avoid ambiguity, overlapping

or duplication of functions.

c) To promote synergy within ministerial portfolios and institutions which will be responsible for broad policy outcomes to realize value for citizens.

d) To promote accountability for delivery of outcomes.

e) Promote coherence, better coordination and optimizing the use of resources for efficient and effective administration.

f) Government remains committed to ensure minimal disruptions to service delivery within the public service.

(2) The NMOG is focussed on the reorganisation of specific functions within the current budget baselines of departments. There is a reallocation of particular functions and concomitant resources (budgets and staff) between departments and no government function has been abolished so as to realise cost savings in that regard.

(a) Affected departments are concluding on their start-up organisational structures to determine the required posts. Affected employees will transfer between departments during the latter half of 2019 followed by the matching and placing of staff, which will be determined by a collective agreement with organised Labour. Any excess staff will be redeployed and reskilled to functional areas where there are shortages of staff.

Cost-containment measures or possible savings will only be realised after the NMOG process through improved service delivery models, collaboration and coordination of outcomes of departments.

(b) Cost-containment measures or savings will be calculated post the 2019 NMOG process as part of budget allocations through the 2020 -2023 MTEF period.

(c) The amount of possible savings can be known the finalisation of the 2020 -2023 MTEF budget cycle.

 

 

 

DRAFTER OF THE REPLY

Name:

Designation:

Contacts:

Recommended

Director-General and Secretary of the Cabinet: In The Presidency

Date: 04/09/2019

Recommended/ Not recommended

Hon. Thembi Siweya, MP

Deputy Minister in The Presidency

Date: 04/09/2019

Approved

Hon. Jackson Mthembu, MP
Minister in the Presidency
Date: 04/09/2019

23 August 2019 - NW378

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Gumbi, Mr HS to ask the Minister in The Presidency

What (a) number of official international trips is (i) he and (ii) his 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? NW1350E

Reply:


Minister Jackson Mthembu, MP

Below is a few known and planned international trips and there could be additional as per invitations and mandated by the President.

Month

Destination

Trip Purpose

Number of Persons

Estimated Costs

2020/2022

(yearly programme)

Addis Ababa,

Ethiopia

Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the

Estimated 5 persons

Not known
rates of the flights and accommodation


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23 August 2019 - NW418

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1) Whether, with reference to the reply by the former Minister in The Presidency to question 3866 on 7 January 2019, he will furnish Dr LA Schreiber with a copy of the Policy on the Benefits of Executive Office; if not, why not; (2) what is the (a) name and (b) designation of each person who currently qualifies for benefits contained in the specified policy?

Reply:

(1) We are unfortunately, unable to avail the Policy on the Benefits of the Executive Office as it contains sensitive information about security and private residences of former principals;

(2) The benefits in the policy apply to the following former principals and their respective spouses, as indicated below: -

a. Former President De Klerk and spouse;

b. Former President Mbeki and spouse;
c. Former President Motlanthe and spouse;

d. Former President Zuma and spouse/s;

e. Former Deputy President Mlambo Ngcuka and spouse; and

f. Former Deputy President Mbete and spouse.



DRAFTER OF THE REPLY

Name: Ms Linese Pillay
Designation: Administrative Manager: Former Principals Unit
Contacts: (012) 300 5581

Recommended

Director-General and Secretary to the Cabinet
Date: 22/08/2019

Recommended

Hon. Thembi Siweya, MP

Deputy Minister in The Presidency

Date:

Approved

Hon. Jackson Mthembu, MP

Minister in The Presidency

Date: 22/08/2019

02 August 2019 - NW293

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Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Minister in the Presidency:

(1) What (a) total amount is budgeted for his private office for the 2019-20 financial year and (b) was the (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in his private office since 1 May 2019?

Reply:

(a) Total amount budgeted for 2019-20: R30.5 million

(i) Total remuneration: R12, 152,230

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16 April 2019 - NW709

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) her and/or the former minister and (ii) the former deputy minister (aa) in the (aaa) 2016-17 and (bbb) 2017-18 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

 

(a) Make

(b) model

(c) price

(d) date

Minister NC Dlamini-Zuma1

BMW

530i

R 838 045.00

2018/08/14

Minister J Radebe2

None

     

Deputy Minister B Manamela3

AUDI

Q7 3.O TDI

R 971 432.76

2016/06/10

REPLY

1Minister in The Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation since 27 February 2018

2Minister in The Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation until 26 February 2018

3Deputy Minister in The Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation until February 2017

 

   

Approved

Not

Approved

Approved

as amended

   

Comment:

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

   

Date:

   

16 April 2019 - NW613

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

(1)Whether (a) her Office and/or (b) any entity reporting to her contracted the services of a certain company (name and details furnished) in each of the past 10 financial years; if so, what (i) number of contracts were signed, (ii) was the date on which each contract was signed, (iii) was the duration of each contract, (iv) services did the company render and (v) was the monetary value of each contract in each case; (2) whether any irregular expenditure relating to the contracts was recorded and/or condoned in each case; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. The Office of the Minister, and all of the entities reporting to her have not contracted any services from the company in question, and in the period in question.
  2. Not Applicable

 

   

Approved

Not

Approved

Approved

as amended

   

Comment:

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

   

Date:

   

16 April 2019 - NW515

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Mente, Ms NV to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

(a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does her Office currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?

Reply:

a) 

 

(i) Buildings

(ii) Properties

(iii) Facilities

(aa) Own

None

None

None

(bb) Rent

2

None

None

b)(ii) the values of the buildings are unknown. The two properties accommodate DPME staff.

 

(i) how long

(ii) from whom

(iii) monthly rent

330 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield, Pretoria

1 December 2014 to 30 November 2019

Department of Public Works

(AnchorProps 162 Pty Ltd)

R588,685.68

535 Johannes Ramokhoase Street, Arcadia, Pretoria

1 March 2018 to 31 March 2020

Department of Public Works

(Erf 1214 Arcadia CC)

R436,074.25

 

 

   

Approved

Not

Approved

Approved

as amended

   

Comment:

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

   

Date:

   

16 April 2019 - NW272

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Mente, Ms NV to ask the Minister in the Presidency

What number of (a) tender briefings were held in 2018 by (i) her Office and (ii) each of the entities reporting to her and (b) the specified briefings were compulsory?

Reply:

(i) DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, MONITORING & EVALUATION
Held the following tender briefings:

Tender Ref

Tender briefing date & time

Venue

DPME 11/2018-2019

Implementation evaluation of corporate governance in South Africa’s State Owned Enterprises

22 November 2018

10:00 am

Department of Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation, 330 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, Flexi Room

DPME 06-2018/19

Implementation Evaluation of the South African Police Service Detective Service: Crime Investigation Service (CIS)

09 November 2018 

10:00 am

Department of Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation, 330 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, Flexi Room

DPME 09-2018/19

Appointment of service provider to provide technical support for 25 year review

31 August 2018

10:00am

Department of Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation, 330 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, G01B Room

DP ME 04-2018/19

Implementation of the EPWP within the Environment and Culture Sector

23 August 2018

10:00am

Department of Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation, 330 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, Flexi Room

DPME 03-2018/19

Synthesis Evaluation of the relationship between government and Not for Profit Sector

13 August 2018

10:00am

Department of Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation, 330 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, Flexi Room

DPME 01-2018/19

Appointment of a Travel Management Agency for the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation for a period of Thirty-Six (36) Months.

06 July 2018

10:00am

Department of Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation, 330 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, Flexi Room

DPME 02-2018/19

Provision of Cleaning and Hygiene services for the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation for a period of 36 months.

11 May 2018

10:00am

Department of Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation, 330 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, Flexi Room

(ii_a) STATISTICS SOUTH AFRICA
Held the following tender briefings:

BID NUMBER

DESCRIPTION

COMPULSORY BRIEFING SESSION DATE

1. Stats SA 002/18

appointment of service provider/s to draft the 2019 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reports, Thematic Reports and Country Report

07 September 2018

2. Stats SA 003/18

Appointment of service provider/s to provide physical security guarding services for North West provincial office, Vryburg, Klerksdorp, Rustenburg and Mabopane district offices for a period of twenty-four (24) months

03 December 2018

3. Stats SA 004/18

Appointment of service provider/s to provide physical security guarding services for Free State Provincial Office, Mangaung, Welkom, Kroonstad, Trompsburg and Bethlehem District Offices for a period of twenty-four (24) months

06 December 2018

4. Stats SA 005/18

Appointment of service provider/s to provide physical security guarding services for KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Office, Ethekwini, Ilembe, Uthungulu, Umkhanyakude, Umzinyathi, Zululand, Amajuba, Uthukela, Umgungundlovu, Harry Gwala and Ugu District Offices for a period of twenty-four (24) months

04 December 2018

5. Stats SA 006/18

Appointment of service provider/s to provide physical security guarding services for Mpumalanga Witbank and Siyabuswa District Offices for a period of twenty-four (24) months

06 December 2018

6. Stats SA 007/18

Appointment of service provider/s to provide physical security guarding services for Eastern Cape Provincial Office, Butterworth, Kokstad, Queenstown, Aliwal North, Bisho, Nelson Mandela District Offices for a period of twenty-four (24) months

04 December 2018

7. Stats SA 008/18

Appointment of service provider/s to provide physical security guarding services for Western Cape Provincial Office, Piketberg, Caledon, Metro 1 and Metro 2 District Offices for a period of twenty-four (24) months

05 December 2018

8. Stats SA 009/18

Appointment of service provider/s to provide physical security guarding services for Northern Cape Provincial Office, Kimberley, Kuruman, De Aar, Springbok, Calvinia and Upington District Offices for a period of twenty-four (24) months

05 December 2018

9. Stats SA 010/18

Appointment of service provider/s to provide physical security guarding services for Gauteng Provincial Office, Johannesburg, Sedibeng, Ekurhuleni & Westrand District Offices for a period of twenty-four (24) months

07 December 2018

(ii_b) NATIONAL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Held the following briefings

Tender Number

Tender Description

NYDA 2018/05/PDD

Tender for Appointment of a panel for general preventative maintenance of NYDA Branches and District offices for a period of thirty-six (36) Months

NYDA2018/02/NYS

Request for Proposals for Institutions to deliver the National Youth Services Programme NQF Aligned short Skills Projects

NYDA2018/01/NYS

Request for Proposals for Institutions to deliver the National Youth Services Volunteer Programme.

NYDA2018/01/FAC-Cape Town

Tender for lease of corporate office space for Cape Town NYDA Branch over a period of five years

NYDA2018/02/ICT

SUPPLY AND SUPPORT NYDA ICT SERVICES FOR 40 NEW
NYDA BRANCHES FOR THIRTY-SIX MONTHS (36)

NYDA2018/01/FAC-Kimberley

Tender for lease of corporate office space for Kimberley
NYDA Branch over a period of five years

NYDA 2018/02/ICT

Appointment of service provider for provision of the
telecommunication services and maintenance to the NYDA for a period of Sixty (60) Months:

(iii) Yes, the tender briefings were all compulsory.

   

Approved

Not

Approved

Approved

as amended

   

Comment:

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

   

Date:

   

26 March 2019 - NW116

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Chance, Mr R to ask the Minister in the Presidency

Whether, with reference to the reply of the Minister of Finance to question 3424 on 18 December 2018, accounting officers of government departments faced (a) criminal and/or (b) disciplinary actions related to the late payments of suppliers (i) in the (aa) 2016-17 and/or (bb) 2017-18 financial years and/or (ii) since 1 April 2018; if not, why not; if so, what are the (aaa) relevant details and (bbb) outcomes of any disciplinary action or criminal prosecution taken in each case?

Reply:

With regard to Accounting Officers of government departments who are facing, (a) Criminal and/or (b) Disciplinary actions in relation to the late payments of suppliers (i) in the (aa) 2016-17 and/or (bb) 2017-18 financial years and/or (ii) since 1 April 2018, the DPME unfortunately do not collect such information and are not able to report on this. The National Treasury would be the appropriate department to answer this question.

 

 

 

   

Approved

Not

Approved

Approved

as amended

   

Comment:

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

   

Date:

   

26 March 2019 - NW236

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Mente, Ms NV to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1)Did her Office cancel the Management Performance Assessment Tool (MPAT); if so, why; (2) (a) what amount has been spent on the MPAT and (b) can this spending be considered wasteful expenditure; (3) has she found that the MPAT has produced the desired results since its implementation; if not why not; if so, what were the specified results?

Reply:

(1) No, my office did not cancel the Management Performance Assessment Tool.

(2)(a)

Year

Cost

2012

561 742,13

2013

633 305,13

2014

790 075,57

2015

470 142,25

2016

325 136,77

Grand Total

2 780 401,85

(2)(b) No, this cannot be considered as wasteful expenditure.

(3) Indeed the tool has achieved its objectives, management practices have improved across the public service. Through 40 case studies documented, departments have the opportunity to draw key lessons and improve their working environment. This maturity and institutionalisation is at a strong basis with which MPAT can move forward to measure capabilities and performance.

 

 

   

Approved

Not

Approved

Approved

as amended

   

Comment:

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

   

Date:

   

19 March 2019 - NW363

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister in the Presidency

What proportion of the population is living below R2 per day?

Reply:

According to the Living Conditions Survey (LCS) conducted in 2014/15 the number of people living below R2 per day, (which translates to about R62 per capita, per month) amounted to 34 700 (in 2015). This translates to 0,1% of the total population in 2015, please see Table 1 below.

Table 1: Number and proportion of the population by poverty status - 2015

2015

Poverty line of R2 per day (R62 per month)

No. of people

%

Non poor

54 732 727

99,9

Poor

34 700

0,1

Total

54 767 427

100,00

Source: Living Conditions Survey 2014/15

The LCS is a survey specifically designed to measure poverty and inequality levels as well as living conditions in South Africa. Since the last LCS conducted in 2014/15 there has not been another survey of this nature conducted due to lack of funding.

Risenga Maluleke

Statistician-General

Date:

   

Approved

Not

Approved

Approved

as amended

   

Comment:

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency: lanning Monitoring and Evaluation

   

Date:

   

19 March 2019 - NW137

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister in the Presidency

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by her Office relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b)(i) Deputy Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (c) Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

(a)(i) The Department did not incur expenditure relating to travel for the former Ministers nor (ii) their spouses (b) (i) former Deputy Ministers (ii) their spouses, (c) former Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) former Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers for the period in the question.

11 March 2019 - NW151

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Hugo, Mr RT to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by her Office relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b)(i) Deputy Ministers and and (ii) their spouses, (c) Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?NW156E

Reply:

Parliamentary scheme

1.1 The travel privileges, administered and paid for by Parliament, of former Ministers/Deputy Ministers and their spouse come to into ePect on the first day following the date on which they relinquish their oFice, excluding the journeys made when vacating State-owned residences to the places where they intend to settle. (The Secretary of Parliament can be contacted for the details and administration relating to these privileges).

1.2 The costs of using VIP rooms at airports and any restaurants or bar services, as well as telephone calls, are payable by former Minister/ Deputy Minister themselves.

1.3 The Travel Privileges include:

1.3.1 Flights (Air Transport Tickets)

(a) Former Minister: Forty-eight (48) single domestic flights (business class) per annum.

(b) Former Deputy Ministers: Thirty six (36) single domestic flights (business class) per annum.

Of Spouses

a) Former Ministers: Twenty-four (24) single domestic flights (business class) per annum.

b) Former Deputy Ministers: Eighteen (18) single domestic flights ( business class)

c) Widow/Widower of former Minister’s/Deputy Minister: Twelve (12) single domestic flights per annum (business class).

Approved by the Minist on

Date...I .I...”.....@.....'... ....

11 March 2019 - NW44

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Khawula, Mr M to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

Whether, in light of the e€orts to combat gender-based violence, her department intends to (a) introduce amendments to existing legislation and/or (b) propose any new legislation in order to curb the scourge of gender-based violence; if not, what is the position in this regard, if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Government needs to adopt a transformative approach to programming for women’s access to justice. This includes developing interventions to challenge underlying socio-cultural norms and contexts of inequality that perpetuate discrimination against women, enable and normalise Gender Based Violence (GBV) as we have recently seen with the Omotoso trial.

During the trial, the Department of Women (DOW) made a commitment to revisit the Sexual Offences Act, the Domestic Violence Act and the Criminal Procedures Act. This will be done in conjunction with the relevant lead department(s), in an e€ort to strengthen these laws in order to protect women.

The amendments will seek to invest in strengthening justice systems to investigate and prosecute Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) cases effectively; as well as invest in strengthening data collection systems, so that there is clarity on the extent and depth of the problem.

Domestic violence is currently not recorded by the police as a specific crime category; when cases of domestic violence are reported to the police, they are recorded under a range of diFerent categories such as assault, assault Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH), malicious damage to property, pointing a firearm, murder etc. In 2017/18 women were victims of the following:

  • Murder 2930
  • Total sexual offences 36 731
  • Attempted murder 3554
  • Assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm 53 263
  • Common assault 81 142

However, merely knowing the number of contact crimes perpetrated against women and/or children does not give us enough intormaGonto understandtheextentandcomplexiGesot domestic violence in South Africa. Even though the 2018 SAPS report indicates a list of domestic violence statistics, this is not the true reflection of the magnitude of domestic violence as most police stations still do not indicate a domestic relationship when cases of assault are reported. It has been estimated that abused woman stay in an abusive relationship for an average period of 10.5 years before seeking outside assistance.

Although the Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998 requires police stations to record incidents of domestic violence in a register, compliance is minimal: the last compliance audit conducted by the Civilian Secretariat for Police (CSP) in 2014 found that only two of the 145 police stations under audit were fully compliant to the Act, a mere 1.40/ of the sample size.

South Africa played a historical role in pushing for the promotion and protection of the human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and intersex, queer, asexual and other (LGBTIQA+) community. It is the first African country to recognise same sex marriages.

However, the LGBTIQA+ community in South Africa continue to experience widespread discrimination, harassment and violence, despite the Constitution guaranteeing their rights to safety; and regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Lesbians and gay men are raped to 'make them straight’ or to 'correct’ their sexual orientation. Although there are no accurate statistics for these hate-crimes, it is estimated that more than ten lesbians are raped or gang-raped weekly and at least 500 lesbians become victims of corrective rape annually. Once again, crimes of violence against LGBTIQA+ people are oXen under reported due to fear of secondary victimisation by the police and other service providers because of their sexual orientation. The government established a task team in 2011 to develop a legal framework to end violence and discrimination against LGBTIQA+ people. However, there is a lack of information regarding progress made by the task team and its programme and strategies to end this violence.

In trying to address Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), we need more detailed recording, analysis and dissemination of disaggregated statistics on sexual and domestic violence, so that SGBV can be tracked methodically and responded to e€ectively. There should also be a shift in focus from the reduction of sexual and domestic violence crimes reported to the police, to encouraging prevention, protection and reporting; and providing quality services to all victims of these crimes. This will necessitate a change in how police performance is measured.

The amendment of the above legislations to institute these changes is therefore necessary. Coupled with this, strategies to improve enforcement and to change social norms and attitudes need to be strengthened if we are to see effective improvement in the management of gender based violence.

Approved by the Minister on

MINISTRY IN THE PRESIDENCY: WOMEN REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

26 February 2019 - NW67

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister in the Presidency

Whether, since she came into office in 2018, any persons or companies that donated to her ANC presidential campaign received government contracts; if so, (a) what are their names and (b)(i) which contracts were they awarded, (ii) when and (iii) what was the value of each government contract?

Reply:

Not to my knowledge.

  1. Not Applicable
  2. Not Applicable
   

Approved

Not

Approved

Approved

as amended

   

Comment:

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

   

Date:

   

25 February 2019 - NW153

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

Whether she instituted an investigation of allegations made against a certain person (name and details furnished); if not, why not; if so, what was the outcome of the investigation?

Reply:

In terms of section 181 of the Constitution the Commission for Gender Equality is an independent institution, subject only to the Constitution and the law; and is accountable to the National Assembly.

The Minister may not interfere with the functioning of the CGE.

C Cartei 1c osk the /v\iinis1ei of Women in \loe

ti esidei“1cy

Hove (1) you investigated allegotions made agaiDSt the Chairperson of the Commission fcr Gender Equality as report by the City Press in off article entitled Eagping gender boss is a hui8non ‘wrecking ball" dated :?018. I 2.11: (2) if so, what is the outcome thereof: and (3) if not why not?

0 5 FEB 20t9

Rapping gender boss is a human ‘wrecking ball’

Staff and sources say a volatile Nare has cultivated a culture of fear, intimidation and brtllying, but the commission says she is encouraging dialogue

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGEj is under siege — by its oa'n boss

So say complaints to Clty Press from more than a dozen Drdinary stall members who have had enough and claim that chairperson Lulama Nare is

il ‹jel° is a cryir‹ti St‹ai•,c

”a human wrecking ball" who has tried RQO)O DO?*?B? gUSP0nded as u1Or? to "hljacl'.“ the commission's work and '°'""" "'" " '!'"" " '

has been ' waging a wai with the chief + U*flEf I Ttavc cre ated ways ta mo 'e

executive since becoming chain in C’ I bIact‹ PanlhEi err t1a‹›ai Gu'«a

October last year

The staff also claim that Nare has created a "climate of fear” and is relentlessly meddJing in operational matters.

However, the commission strongly denies the allegations. sayinq Nare acknowledges that she is not pelect and no one is".

”She has never bullied or in1imidated a sTaW member She has a very good, healthy relationship with ccmmissioners management and Staff All sne did •'as try and establish an environment a'here people csn engage with her office openly accessibly and freely "

B‘TCHES BE HUMBLE

Nare achieved a certain level of WhatsApp fame in the gender justice sector after a CGE strategic planning meeting at the Protea Hotel Parktonian All-Suite in Braamfontein in May, where she quoted rappef Kendrick Lan1a‹ when dressing down staff.

The meeting was to be between chief executive officer (CEO) KeHetso Maema and her top managers. and included an external facilitator

6uI. sources claim, Nare a ‹t'ved near lunchtime under we pretext of coming to greet staff and proceeded to take over addressing management for almost two hours with a ’ rambling. chao\ie" speech

She used the speech. sources claim, to "publicly humiliate' senior manager? by getting middle managers to raise compiainls against them

City Press obtained a recording of part of the speech

In response to issues raised around increases and staff skills growth. Nave says nobody is happy with their pay ‘I am actually now worth R800 000 in (his ins1›tullon [bul] ) am petting R300 000 "

VVhen one manager addresses s staff issue. she shuts him down with the line. ' Get to your pcint 'cos you're maktng me fall asleep ’”

Nare also asked those present if they knew Lamar

”'So be humble Just take a step back sit ciown with them ' she said, quoting fram his hit I-fumble, saying b”tches be fumble’ bul replacing the b-a'ord with la la la' and hand gestures. witnesses said

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lr response ltte coin uvss to ners iol:; Ciiy Press 7 tie cha irpe ison does no: allen3 any s\efi «°eet'nc excepl prr invitation cf the CEC 1’es the cl\airpe•son lcve? r6p and trep n\usic Before ttie chairperson u!lereo thr v.'ord? of the song .•t\s did put a diEclaimed to set' lFiera iE scng of Kendrick 1. en›a/ that I love So«\e paid?

cf me eong are i! • !• 9 but he humble and si! dc.vn humility v. as goino to help 011 ef us Ie v.ori‹ loget°.e- That wEs the basis of I›e‹ oio? ldc fierm •'a?

mended fx'o one aiseci their oisseti?fact‹or\ CLIMATE OF FEAR

7 r›e\' claim T'Jere demands tc be greeted but refuses to greel cenain siaft < angry abcul tfi6n› ?lEggering theit lu° cf\ ftouf> tut loroids IhEm from S\fling in grouPs at I‹.n.F. repeatedly' ?iler.ces others in rdactings arid dces all ll›e talk irg. '›icti uses slaf! who speak in meetings. thre atc iJ s shall mcnlbers vzi!fi disciplinary action creatr? an eIn1osphE e •'hele her word met' not br questicnca, anti creates a cut: c›f personality arcunct herself

Staff say' they fea- her L›ecause she is ”erratic’ ano claim she has iEpeatedl;' called staff ”useless cr ?tupid and habitually comes late for meeiingc•, but »'on j aIIo\\' tl1eili to st an aithcul her.

\'7nen ycu ?peak up ›n e n1eelino \'ou know there a'ill be Irof›bJe afIer'vards said one siafl memGei

OnE sei ef correspondence speaks of a staff toe aflew ie stand up to feel "Isa\'Ge we are \•zaiIi• s fo‹ something more drastic and dehumar‹ising to happen for ttne chaiiperson to Irognsaich the CEO and manage is. naked and in broad day tight eul cf the building in hem of toutisI• in the atrium '

I.part from rejecting. in deiail, an issue cl the alleged ill treatment oi • iea lady' the commissioner responden to each ctatm. saying ’VVe have nex'er ‹ecei»eo ary complaint regarding lies matter from and' staff member 7 hers are inlernal grtex'ancc procooure? and we Encourage any ?1aff member that feels aggrieved to follow. them or repor to tf1e CEO. And in case that staff member is the CEO herself. she can lodgE flue complaint to us through the chairperson of the HR committee A.nd ccfnplainl lodgnd will be thoroughly' investigated without fea‹ or favcur '

Co.mrnissicrieis dii missed allegations that flare split the council foregrounded favourites and silenced her deptJly cl1a ii's comments as "blatant Iles"

IINTERFERENCE AND ABUSE

City' Press heatd many claims of FJare involving l'ierself in operations and ednJ‹nistrati 'v n›atle•s. in cont‹avenlio•n of lf›e con mission’s act end its Policies

?oH ces saio fvaie approaches staff oirectI\' denJanoing minutes inlorniatioii a ‹U rcport?. and ciescribes herself as ’executive cf›aifpeison

Scme claim that hare lefts ?taff tf›e\' are not uri!i:led to accepi invitalicne front

sIakel›clderE or atlenn meetings s'i!h bodies such us the Uh

Several alleged hat hare tried to lake o 'ei operations cornple1ely. uncierm ning eIn›osi e›'ery oerislon taken by !hc CEO

They ailege she often trie? to teke doc.'n’ swung v.omen in the o ganisatioi› especially' f?aEn1e. who flare accuses o! trying to embarrass me '

Tfiere are also cla!ms that f'4arE has been cook ing up’ aIJegaIio'-s against k4aen›a and dEnlanciing a fcrEnsic audit iiJlo n alaomini?tration el the CEE

Repeated atterr.Pts io reech ldaema were unsuccessful

The commissioners denlect the c)ainJ? and tJrgEd staff to lay grievances

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f£a:hrs deme to a head at the end of last men(h when flare received a Ielte‹

confusing thai her five-yeai term we:nd exoire cn December 31

Sne serveo on like con›r»ission ior four years before being made chair

Sources cTatrn mete had a "n etldovvn’ anO travelled ie Pretoria to a meeHng a'ilh k'‹nisler of v•'omen in the Presidency 8athabile Dlamini

After the meEtirg t'Jare told CGE colleagues she voulo remain until March

City Press has seen both a Presidential Minute and correspondence from thE department of women v‹nich confirms her tefm expires at month-end

The commissioners responded sa›'ing ‘The presidency ana Parliament are well placed to respond to that maiie '

FURTHER RESPONSES

Thandi IV'.emeIa. chair of the parliamentary portfolio comr»tttee on women said

she was unaware of the problems and needed ' mo‹e lime to look into the matter'

Department of women spokesperson Shale‹› Gajadhai said the depanmenl "trusts Iha1 the CSE has effective internal n›eclJan‹sms and structures to respond to g‹ievanccs that may arise internally

fdinister Dlamini may not 'investigate allegations of staff unf\appiness as this is tantamount to political interference a\ a Chapter 9 institution ’

Inkatha Freedom Party MP and portfoli0 COlTimitlee membe‹ Liezl van del Menve

said shc had known about 1he complain1s for months

She said her party believed the CGE had improved its performance under Maema's stewardship and it was ”of grave concern that a culture of fear, inli.n1idalion and bullying now exisis, which has the real possibility of talking the CGE bact‹ ie the days of it being ineffective and ineffectual’

- Additional reporting Rhodé Marshall

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Women in ThePresidency

(1) Whether (a) her Office and/or (b) any entity reporting to her contracted the services of a certain company (name and details furnished), in each of the past 10 financial years; if so, what (i) number of contracts were signed, (ii) was the date on which each contract was signed, (iii) was the duration of each contract, (iv) services did the company render and (v) was the monetary value of each contract in each case; (2) whether any irregular expenditure relating to the contracts was recorded and/or condoned in each case; if so, what are the relevant details?