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07 November 2019 - NW796

Mokgotho, Ms SM to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(1)(a) What amount was spent on advertising by (i) her department and (ii) state-owned entities reporting to her in the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (cc) 2018-19 financial years; (2) what amount of the total expenditure incurred by (a) her department and (b) state-owned entities reporting to her went to (i) each specified black-owned media company and (ii) outdoor advertising in each specified financial year and (c) on outdoor advertising by her department and state-owned entities reporting to her went to each black-owned media company in each specified financial year? NW1911E

Reply:

In responding to the question asked by the Honourable Member, the Department of Water and Sanitation, the Department of Human Settlements and the entities reporting to me submitted the information in the tables below:

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SETTLEMENTS AND ITS ENTITIES:

Department of Human Settlements.

Financial Year

Total Advertising Spend

(aa) 2016 – 17

R13 500 490.81

(bb) 2017-18

R22 229 242.17

(cc) 2018-19

R18 787 220.64

TOTAL SPEND

R54 516 953.62

The amount of expenditure that went to a black-owned media company was R51 389 543.05.

Financial Year

Total went to by black-owned media company

(aa) 2016 - 17

R12 844 893.44

(bb) 2017-18

R21 547 846.08

(cc) 2018-19

R16 996 803.53

TOTAL SPEND

R51 389 543.05

The National Department of Human Settlements spent R4 440 617.47 on outdoor adverting during the financial years in question.

Financial Year

Total outdoor advertising

(aa) 2016 – 17

R1 286 770.88

(bb) 2017-18

R2 955 342.59

(cc) 2018-19

R198 504.00

TOTAL SPEND

R4 440 617.47

ENTITIES:

Estate Agency Affairs Board

Advertising expenditure for the three financial years:

Description

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Estate Agency Affairs Board

R56 295.53

R269 010.22

R153 091.96

Estate Agency Fidelity Fund

R0.00

R2 628 000.80

R4 393 318.49

Consolidated (Board and Fund)

R56 295.53

R2 897 011.02

R4 546 410.45

Advertising expenditure relating to Black owned media companies and outdoor advertising:

Description

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

(i) Black-owned media companies

  • Estate Agency Affairs Board
  • Estate Agency Fidelity Fund

R56 295.53

R0.00

R269 010.22

R2 628 000.80

R153 091.96

R4 393 318.49

(ii) Outdoor advertising

  • Estate Agency Affairs Board
  • Estate Agency Fidelity Fund

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

R858 240.10

Housing Development Agency (HDA)

1(ii) Advertising expenditure for the three financial years:

Financial year

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Amount

R1 553 969.32

R777 949.74

R1 544 003.50

Advertising spend on Black Owned Media Companies and outdoor advertising that went to Black Owned media companies in the 2016 – 2019 financial year:

Description

Financial year

 

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

  1. Black owned media companies

R1 533 647.44

R771 699.75

R1 517 950.94

  1. Outdoor advertising

None.

None.

None.

Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS)

Advertising expenditure for the three financial years:

Financial year

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Amount

R225 000.00

R2 151 000.00

R1 232 000.00

Advertising spend on Black Owned Media Companies 2016 – 2019:

Financial Year

Total went to by black-owned media company

(aa) 2016 - 17

R109 609.81

(bb) 2017-18

R1 127 778.48

(cc) 2018-19

R438 100.00

TOTAL SPEND

R1 675 488.29

Outdoor advertising by Black Owned Media Companies in each specified financial year. There was no outdoor advertising by Black Owned Media Companies in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial year:

Financial Year

Total outdoor advertising

(aa) 2016 – 17

R0.00

(bb) 2017-18

R0.00

(cc) 2018-19

R438 100.00

TOTAL SPEND

R438 100.00

National Housing Builders Registration Council (NHBRC)

Advertising expenditure for the three financial years:

Financial year

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Amount

R19 203 153.00

R2 308 006.00

R3 038 281.00

2(b)(i) Advertising spend on Black Owned Media Companies 2016 – 2019:

Financial Year

Total went to by black-owned media company

(aa) 2016 - 17

R16 237 742.00

(bb) 2017-18

R754 665.00

(cc) 2018-19

R1 668 809.00

TOTAL SPEND

R18 661 216.00

The NHBRC did not commission outdoor advertising during the 3 financial years in question.

National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC)

Advertising expenditure for the three financial years:

Financial year

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Amount

R347 875.22

R58 381.68

R648 322.93

2(b) (i) Advertising spend on Black Owned Media Companies 2016 – 2019:

Financial Year

Total went to by black-owned media company

(aa) 2016 - 17

R347 876.22

(bb) 2017-18

R58 321.68

(cc) 2018-19

R627 794.73

TOTAL SPEND

R1 033 992.63

NHFC did not commission outdoor advertising during the 3 financial years in question.

Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA)

Advertising expenditure for the three financial years

Advertising Expenditure

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Total

R69 220.96

R842 669.00

R718 542.40

Advertising spend on Black Owned Media Companies 2016 – 2019:

Financial Year

Total went to by black-owned media company

(aa) 2016 - 17

R0.00

(bb) 2017-18

R39 800.00

(cc) 2018-19

R0.00

TOTAL SPEND

R39 800.00

SHRA did not commission outdoor advertising during the 3 financial years in question.

DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION:

Amounts spent on advertising incurred by the Department of Water and Sanitation are as follows:

Financial Year

Amount

aa) 2016-17

R 18,348,924.25

bb) 2017-18

R 13, 573, 547.85

cc) 2018-19

R 44 747 917.23

ENTITIES:

  1. (ii)

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Amatola Water

R182 000

R230 000

R206 000

Bloem Water

R226 049.15

R118 900.07

R 0

Lepelle Northern Water

R200,179.61

R245,268.97

R215,422.40

Magalies Water

R1,294,354.14

R1,095,411.21

R1,380,925.41

Mhlathuze Water

R522 358,32

R757 974,74

R1 053 151,42

Overberg Water

R295 671,82

R286 206,85

R113 613,57

Rand Water

R919 984.00

R1 006, 738.82

R3 337 877.50

R1 050, 000.00

R3 094 403.80

R321 847.05

R988, 833.25

R2 020 972.01

Sedibeng Water

R1 703 990.20

R75 720.66

R78 384.00

R40 995.49

R0.00

R79 292.50

Umgeni Water

R1 020 927.33

R1 441 568.61

R1 542 251.31

TCTA

R0

R73 743.75

R99 774.

WRC

R440 879.38

R279 537.01

R99 661.92

(b)

(i)

(ii)

(c)

Amatola Water

None

Not applicable

Not applicable

Bloem Water

BEE STATUS – 51%

2016-17

R 142290.68

2017-18

R118 900.07

2018-19

R 0

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

BEE STATUS – 100%

2016-17

R 29369.67

   
 

BEE STATUS – 100%

2016-17

R 30386.4

   
 

BEE STATUS – 16.39%

2016-17

R 24002.4

   

Lepelle Northern Water

2016/17

  • R15,000.00
  • R18,176.40
  • R82,500.00

2017/18

  • R39,000.00

2018/19

  • R90,000.00

2016/17

  • R15,000.00
  • R18,176.40
  • R82,500.00

2017/18

  • R39,000.00

2018/19

  • R90,000.00

2016/17

  • R15,000.00
  • R18,176.40
  • R82,500.00

2017/18

  • R39,000.00

2018/19

  • R90,000.00

Magalies Water

BEE STATUS – LEVEL 6

BO- 45.10%

BWO -22.55%

2016-17

R 283,072.28

2017-18

R121,142.78

2018-19

R345,805.35

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

BEE STATUS –LEVEL 1

BO 53%

BWO 14%

2017-18

R 800,562.86

2018-19

R 987,118.60

   
 

BEE STATUS –LEVEL 2

BO 17%

BWO 6%

2016-17

R 90,870.94

2017-18

R130,545.17

2018-19

R48,001.46

   
 

BEE STATUS – LEVEL 3

BO 56.8%

BWO 17.79%

2016-17

R 920,410.92

2017-18

R43,160.40

   

Mhlathuze Water

R2 363 484, 48

2016/17

R522 358, 32

2017/18

R757 974, 74

2018/19

R1 053 151,42

None

2016/2017

R190 108.00 outdoor advertising

Overberg Water

BEE STATUS – LEVEL 3

2016-17

R 295 671,82

2017-18

R 286 206,85

2018-19

R 113 613,57

None

None

Rand Water

2016/2017

R3 902 501.50

2017/2018

R3 094 403.80

2018/2019

R2 112 707.20

None

None

Sedibeng Water

BEE STATUS - 50%

R1 978 382.85.

Out of the amount of R1 978 382.85, an amount of R1 782 374.20 was paid to community based radio stations.

R266 584.84: Was paid to a company which is 50% black owned.

Not applicable

Umgeni Water

2016/17

R768 286.43

2017/18

R894 323.80

2018/19

R906 561.41

None

None

TCTA

B-BBEE STATUS- Level 3

2017/2018

R 36 807.75

2018/2019

R 59 409.00

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

B-BBEE STATUS

Level 2 (2017-18)

Level 1 (2018-19)

2017/2018

R 36 936.00

2018/2019

R 40 365.00

   

WRC

2016/17

R189 415.58

None

None

 

07 November 2019 - NW645

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)What (a) is the current status of the upgrades to the Asherville Secondary School in Graaff-Reinet and (b) are the details of the time frames for the completion of the upgrades; (2) (a) what are the details of all outstanding amounts owed to (i) the main contractor and (ii) each other contractor or professional team and (b) by what date(s) will the outstanding amounts be settled; (3) what additional expenses has her department incurred in each month since the upgrade works were stopped?

Reply:

1. (a) Information received from the Eastern Cape Department of Education indicates that the current status of the upgrades to the Asherville Secondary School are at Stage 7 works and that the contract stalled due to consultants who have abandoned work.

(b) The time-frames are yet to be determined pending budget availability and reappointment of replacement consultants.

2. (a) professional fees and contractor claims;

(i) main contractor: R150,223.05, Fencing Contractor: R 83,087.92

(ii) Architect R1,021,811.26, Engineer R114,968, Quantity Surveyor R45,178.23.

(b) R563, 604.50 has been paid in September 2019 and the rest will be paid by November 2019.

3. The additional expenses are yet to be determined pending consultant analysis.                                                                      

07 November 2019 - NW534

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Basic Education

With regard to the sanitation audit undertaken by her department in 2018, (a) what are the reasons that the audit was necessary when sanitation already forms part of the National Education Infrastructure Management System (NEIMS) and (b) on what date will the NEIMS report for 2019 be released?

Reply:

1. The audit was necessary as the data in NEIMS is not real-time data, as there are schools that might have received intervention or are in the process of receiving intervention or their status might have deteriorated for one reason or another. Further:

(a) NEIMS get updated when the Provincial Education Department submit the NEIMS assessment forms for completed projects per quarter,

(b) Every five years the Provincial Education Department are required to conduct NEIMS condition assessment for the schools as stipulated in Government Immovable Asset Management Act.

2. National Education Infrastructure Management System report for 2019 will be released at the end of the second quarter of 2019/2020.

 

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DEPUTY MINISTER

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06 November 2019 - NW1107

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George, Dr DT to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether, with reference to the closure of the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe train, operating between George and Knysna, any progress has been made to restore the line and re-open it; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of (a) any progress made to date and (b) estimated date of re-opening?

Reply:

According to information received from Transnet SOC LTD:

No progress has been made to physically restore the line. Significant planning towards the restoration and re-opening is taking place. (a) A proposal from the private sector has been received and is currently in the final process of evaluation. The earliest time that the proposal can be fully supported and approved will be at the end of the first quarter of 2020. (b) The work towards the restoration will commence at the end of 2020 with initial operations, not on the full extent of the line, will be towards the end of 2021.

 

06 November 2019 - NW1367

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Cachalia, Mr G K to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

Whether her department did business with certain (a) persons , (b) companies and (c) trust( Tony Georgiades, David Ngobeni, Kojo Mills, Paul Ekon, Trevor Pikwane, Chistian Gouws, Eugene Clause Bezuidenhout, Gerhard Jo Van Niekerk, Casper Van Den Burg, Martyn John Churchouse,Lesiba Edmond Sekele, Florin Mircea Cozmuta, Cedric John Bredenkamp, Paul Anthony Mckay, Yi He, Maureen Ann Azvardel, David Rajah, Paul Staveley Howard, Frederick Johannes Wessels, Lawrence Delville Hood, Christopher David Thatcher, Gavin Treanor, Alan Menachemson, Richard Dan Hallam, Michael Casparis Maree, Lloyd Charles Jaffee, Andre Jeremias Esias Bezuidenhout, Mick davis, Eric Samson, Dr james Motlatsi (ii) Ria Tenda Trust, Linked Environmental Trust, Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation Trust, Free State Diamond Mines, Adsani Exploration, Reva Trading, CTL Management and Personnel Services)) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so , (aa) on what date(s) did her department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?

Reply:

(a) Persons

None

(b) Companies

None

(c) Trust

None

(i) The past five financial years

None

(ii) Since 1 April 2019

None

(aa) Dates, persons, companies and trusts

None

(bb) Nature

None

(bbb) Monetary value

Monetary value: R 0

06 November 2019 - NW1255

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Sarupen, Mr AN to ask the Minister of Finance

What was the average turnaround time of his department’s services, including immigration and customs, pertaining to the (a) import and (b) export of goods at each port of entry in the Western Cape (i) in each of the past three years and (ii) since 1 January 2019?

Reply:

SARS administers the Customs and Excise Act and does not perform immigration functions at places of entry or exit.

(a)(b)(i)(ii)

Processing times per location are not available as the customs declaration processing system is centralized. Import and export declarations are submitted electronically to customs, processed electronically and released electronically by customs.

The historic data is not readily available and involves an extensive process of data extraction due to the current system design. The average turnaround time consistently over the last several years is less than a minute.

For 2019, the average processing time for electronic import and export declarations on which there is no impediment to the release, i.e. detention for inspection purposes, was 39 seconds. In other words, service providers who submitted electronic declarations to Customs received an electronic release message from customs within 39 seconds of submission, on average.

It is to be noted that more than 70% of all cargo are cleared prior to arrival.

06 November 2019 - NW944

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Julius, Mr J to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether the Westonaria Agri-park in the Rand West City Local Municipality is operational and functional; if not, (a) why not and (b) what plans has her department put in place in order for the agri-park to be operational and functional; if so, (i) who are the beneficiaries and (ii) how did the beneficiaries benefit since the inception of the agri-park?

Reply:

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

Yes. In addition, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) has developed a detailed implementation plan for the Farmer Production Support Unit (FPSU) to be implemented by 31 March 2021 in order to further strengthen the services currently delivered from the FPSU. The plan is to provide additional production tunnels; upgrade the packhouse; and construct a new storage facility; security lighting; water reservoir and reticulation services; accommodation for FPSU Manager; mechanics workshop for local repairs and maintenance; and a shed for machinery and implements. The Gauteng Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) will also deploy crop and soil scientists.

(a),(b) Falls Away.

(i) 87 farmers in a 20km radius have been profiled to make use of the facility. In addition, four cooperatives are currently active in the FPSU. The Voice-Out-Deaf and Boo-Letsholo Cooperatives have been operating from the site for approximately two-years, whereas the Seeds of Change Cooperative (occupying a 6000 m² shade net structure) and City Harvest Cooperative occupying the Vertical Chamber farming structure have both taken occupation of the facility during October 2019 after an open tender process was concluded. The Voice-Out-Deaf harvest kale, lettuce and spinach. This group also won the Provincial and National Female Farmer Award on the category of disabled people in agriculture. Boo-Letsholo plant only spinach.

(ii) Several farmers have benefitted from bringing their produce for storage in the FPSU packhouse prior to sending the produce to the market. Veterinary and Extension Support Services are also available to all farmers in the FPSU catchment area. Mechanisation support is available to farmers, the tractors and implements are currently stored off site at a municipal facility, pending the completion of the warehouse. A farmer training facility is available at the FPSU.

06 November 2019 - NW1000

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What is the total number of international governments and private companies to whom Eskom provided electricity? (2) What; (a) is the total amount of outstanding payments to Eskom by the respective clients, (b) are the reasons for the outstanding cost and (c) type of disputes are delaying payment of the outstanding cost; (3) What are the implications of the outstanding payments to Eskom on its debt or the special appropriations that Eskom is requesting from the Government; (4) What type of supply and payment solutions will Eskom implement to international clients? NW2152E

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

1) As at 19 September 2019, the total number of international governments and private companies to whom Eskom provides electricity is 10.

(2)(a) As at 19 September 2019, the total amount of outstanding payments to Eskom by the respective clients is R632 million.

(2)(b) There are three clients who have outstanding payments to Eskom and the reasons for these are displayed in the table below.

 

Client

Outstanding Balance Rm

(2)(b) Reasons

1

ZESA

Zimbabwe

R322 million

Zimbabwe has economic challenges due to political challenges which have led to it being unable to honour its debt obligations. Eskom and ZESA currently have a payment plan agreement for the settlement of the debt and ZESA is paying off the debt as per the agreement.

2

Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM)

R221 million

Eskom supplies EDM with standby power. The utility has financial constraints due to their generation mix which includes IPP’s which are contracted on a take-or-pay basis.

3

ZESCO

Zambia

R89 million

ZESCO owes Eskom due to power supplied during the previous drought period. The country has economic challenges which have led to it being unable to honour its debt obligations. Eskom owes ZESCO for energy imbalance which arises out of managing the regional system. Eskom and ZESCO are currently concluding a payment plan agreement for the settlement of the debt.

(2)(c) All the monies owed to Eskom are not in dispute. Eskom’s clients acknowledge their debt and attribute economic challenges as well as financial constraints as the cause of their delays in settling the outstanding debt.

(3) These funds could assist minimally with Eskom’s cash flows.

(4) Eskom will ensure that future contracts are designed to avoid build-up of debt in future.

06 November 2019 - NW929

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

What steps does her departments intend to take to (a) immediately remedy the total lack of clean running water which is experienced by more than 108 villages in Limpopo (details furnished) and (b) ensure that clean, piped water is immediately made accessible to residents of all 100 villages for which the Lepelle Northern Water Board is responsible for water provision?

Reply:

The Department of Water and Sanitation working together with various municipalities that are Water Service Authorities (WSA) in the Limpopo Province have and continue to implement a number of projects to remedy the lack of clean running water in the Limpopo Province. The Honourable Member is referred to Annexure A, attached, which indicates the eight Regional Bulk Infrastructure projects which have either been completed or are being implemented.

 

06 November 2019 - NW1174

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether his department incurred any costs relating to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria n 25 May 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what costs were incurred and (ii) for what reason? Nw2335E

Reply:

(a) The Department did not incur any costs during the inauguration of the President on 25 May 2019.

(i) No costs were incurred;

(ii) Not applicable

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

(i) No costs were incurred;

(ii) Not applicable

06 November 2019 - NW795

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Motsepe, Ms CCS to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

(1) (a) What amount was spent on advertising by (i) her department and (ii) state-owned entities reporting to her in the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (cc) 2018-19 financial years; (2) what amount of the total expenditure incurred by (a) her department and (b) state-owned entities reporting to her went to (i) each specified black-owned media company and (ii) outdoor advertising in each specified financial year and (c) on outdoor advertising by her department and state-owned entities reporting to her went to each black-owned media company in each specified financial year?

Reply:

1. (a) (i)(aa),(bb)(cc) Please refer to the table below for details of advertising expenditure by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.

(a) (ii)(aa),(bb),(cc) Please refer to Annexure A for entities reporting to the Minister.

2. (a),(b(i),(ii),(c) Please refer to the table below and Annexure A for a breakdown of expenditure by the Department and entities.

No

(aa) 2016/17

(bb) 2017/18

(cc) 2018/19

(1)(a)(i)

DRDLR

5 534 999.71

4 452 087.95

5 638 759.39

(2)(a)(i)

DRDLR

206 842.00

Mediamark

NONE

920 777.20

Cut to Black

 

20 520.00

Radio Riverside

 

503 686.20

MSG Group

 

69 000.00

ZaFanZone

 

6 000.00

Heartbeat FM

       

6 000.00

Icora FM

 

553 128.00

Mahuhumelo Trading

 

6 000.00

Nongoma FM

 

 

 

6 000.00

Nqubeko Community Radio

     

6 000.00

Pheli FM

     

6 000.00

Pongola FM

     

6 000.00

Radio Zibonele

     

6 000.00

Eldos' FM

     

12 400.00

Moutse FM

     

102 500.00

Mohodi FM

     

123 317.09

Jacaranda FM

     

6 000.00

Rise Community Radio

(2)(a)(ii)

None

None

None

ANNEXURE A TO NA-QUES 795 of 2019

Deeds Registration Trading Account

(1) (ii)

(2) (b)

(2) (c)

(aa)

2016-17

(bb)

2017-18

(cc)

2018-19

  1. Amount to Black-owned Media Company

(ii) Total Amount Outdoor Advertising

Outdoor Advertising : Black-owned Company

       

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

R6,379.33

R464,909.21

R171,860.27

R 32,026.75

Government Printing Works – Government Entity

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

     

R 111,632.24

Ultimate Recruitment Solutions CC – 100% Black Owned

           
     

R 425,457.12

Mahuhumelo Trading Enterprise CC – 100% Black Owned

           
     

R 26,090.00

MacDuff Trading Enterprise T/A Mac Telecoms SA – 100% Black Owned

           
     

R 47,942.70

BQT Construction (Pty) Ltd – 100% Black Owned

           

Office of the Valuer-General

(1)(ii)

(2)(b)

(2) (c)

(aa)

2016-17

(bb)

2017-18

(cc)

2018-19

Amount to Black-owned Media Company

(ii) Total Amount Outdoor Advertising

Outdoor Advertising : Black-owned Company

       

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

R36,448.24

R99,977.93

R134,862.79

R 21,136.41

Government Printing Works – Government Entity

R 0.00

R 0.00

R 0.00

R 0.00

R 0.00

R 0.00

     

R 250,152.55

Ultimate Recruitment Solutions CC – 100% Black Owned

           

Ingonyama Trust Board

(1) (ii)

(1) (b) (i)

Amount to Specified Black-owned Media Company

(2)(b)(ii) Total Amount Outdoor Advertising

(2) (c) Outdoor Advertising : Black-owned Company

(aa)

2016-17

(bb)

2017-18

(cc)

2018-19

2016-2017

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

398 411.79

327 754.02

423 951.81

10 326.10

Government Printing Works

0

0

0

0

0

0

     

113 439.47

Illanga Newspapers

           
     

215 879.40

Independent Newspapers

           
     

51 054.66

Media 24

           
     

5 500.01

MHP Geospace

           
     

2017-2018

           
     

47 477.00

Illanga Newspapers

           
     

101 726.58

Independent Newspapers

           
     

16 899.30

Media 24

           
     

500.00

MHP Geospace

           
     

109 305.00

TBG Media

           
     

10 000.00

Tower Group

           
     

33 950.00

365 Digital Media

           
     

2018-2019

           
     

66 241.00

Illanga Newspapers

           
     

65 486.11

Independent Newspaper s

           
     

34 446.17

Media 24

           
     

5 000.00

MHP Geospace

           
     

242 706.91

TBG Media

           

DALRRD response to the above-mentioned questions:

1. (a) (i) During the 2016/17 financial year, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) spent a total amount of R2 538 495.06.The money was spent on advertising the following departmental programmes:

  • Bactocera Invadens Awareness (R249 933.60)
  • External Bursary Scheme (R75 103.20)
  • Female Entrepreneurial Awards (R359 350.80)
  • Internship Programme (R260 357.76)
  • LandCare (R620 638.86)
  • Assignee DAFF notice (R13 570.56)
  • World Food Day commemoration (R959 540.28)

(bb) During the 2017/2018 financial year, an amount of R 2 261 622.53 was spent. The money was spent on advertising the following departmental programmes:

  • Arbor Week Launch (R1 201 616.08)
  • World Food Day (R313 300.00)
  • #YAFF Awards nominations advert (R190 608.75)
  • #Youth Awards (R556 097.70)

(cc) During the 2018/2019 financial year an amount of R14 288 507.25 was spent. The money was spent on advertising the following departmental programmes:

  • Arbor Month (R1 436 210.38)
  • Bursary awards (R171 603.00)
  • Call for nominations for Advisory Council (R297 459.00)
  • Internship Programme (R278 428.80)
  • LandCare Programme (R853 229.16)
  • Nomination of Agricultural Producer Agents Council (R18 257.40)
  • Nomination of Veterinary Council (R18 257.40)
  • Protected Trees Awareness (R447 391.63)
  • YAFF Awards (R613 471,86)
  • Producer Farmers Register awareness campaign (R10 154 198.62)

2.(a) The department has been sourcing service providers for advertisements through the Government Communication and Information Services (GCIS) department in each specified financial year.

(i) 2016/2017 Financial Year - Black owned companies;

Kurara FM - R7000

Radio NFM - R7000

Radio Riverside - R7000

2017/2018 Financial Year – Black-owned companies – None

2018/2019 Financial Year – Black-owned companies – None

(ii) For the 2016/2017 Financial Year Outdoor Advertising - Alive Advertising company, not

Black-owned) - R110 010.00

2017/2018 Financial Year Outdoor Advertising – None

2018/2019 Financial Year – Outdoor Advertising – None

2. OBP response:

National Assembly Parliamentary question 795/NW1910E

(1)(a) What amount was spent on advertising by (i) her department - n/a and

(ii) state-owned entities reporting to her in the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (cc) 2018-19 financial years;

 

(aa) 2016/17

(bb) 2017/18

(cc)2018/19

Advertising spent

R252 336.47

R57 390.00

R59 286.50

(2) What amount of the total expenditure incurred by (a) n/a
her department and

(b) state-owned entities reporting to her went to (i) each specified black-owned media company and (ii) outdoor advertising in each specified financial year and (c) on outdoor advertising by her department and state-owned entities reporting to her went to each black-owned media company in each specified financial year

 

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

(i) Black media company

R39 600.00

R53 940.00

N/A

(ii)Outdoor advertising

N/A

N/A

N/A

(c)outdoor advertising to black media

N/A

N/A

N/A

3. PPECB’s response:

Question 1(a)(ii): The PPECB spent a total of R1,022,937 for the period consisting of F2017, F2018 and F2019 year, which was annually dispersed as follows:

Category

(aa)

(bb)

(cc)

 

2016-17
R

2017-18
R

2018-19
R

Total excluding VAT:

425,829

277,314

319,794

Question 2 (b)(i) & (ii): The PPECB spent a total of R232,650 (black-owned media companies) and R790,287 (other companies) for the period consisting of F2017, F2018 and F2019 year, which was annually dispersed as follows:

Category

Black owned?

% Black owned

 

 

 

     

2016-17
R

2017-18
R

2018-19
R

African Framers Association of SA

Yes

100%

-

-

7,500

Agri South Africa

Yes

51%

16,000

-

-

Dirang Bohle Trading

Yes

100%

28,950

-

-

Picasso Headline (Pty) Ltd

Yes

53%

32,000

8,000

30,900

Tusk Event Management

Yes

100%

72,700

17,600

19,000

(I) Advertising Expenditure: Black-Owned Companies

 

 

149,650

25,600

57,400

Category

Black owned?

% Black owned

 

 

 

     

2016-17
R

2017-18
R

2018-19
R

Agri Connect (Pty) Ltd

No

0%

64,500

22,500

67,500

Fresh Produce Exporters Forum

No

0%

-

-

-

Independent Newspapers (Pty) Ltd

No

0%

11,020

-

-

Interact Media Defined (Pty) Ltd

No

0%

13,200

14,000

14,500

Kaqala Media (Pty) Ltd T/A Cape Media

No

0%

-

13,800

17,205

Malnor (Pty) Ltd

No

0%

35,600

13,400

44,850

Market Intelligence

No

0%

50,610

63,231

38,293

Media 24 News

No

0%

-

13,800

-

Mediacom Ltd

No

0%

20,860

31,377

41,500

MES Online South Africa (Pty)Ltd T/A Agrifood SA

No

0%

32,566

12,466

38,546

Now Media (Pty) Ltd

No

0%

34,840

66,450

-

Sa Fruit Journal

No

0%

12,500

-

-

Zip Print (Pty) Ltd

No

0%

483

690

-

(ii) Advertising Expenditure: Other Companies

 

 

276,179

251,714

262,394

Total excluding VAT:

 

 

425,829

277,314

319,794

4. NAMC response:

Expenditure on Advertisement NAMC

 

 

 

Financial year

Description

Supplier

Amount

2016/17

Internal Audit services tender advertisement

Human Communication

32,872.49

2017/18

Internal Audit services tender advertisement

Human Communication

33,611.76

2018/19

Internal Audit services tender advertisement

Human Communication

-

Total

 

 

66,484.25

06 November 2019 - NW1229

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What number of (a) public service employees are currently employed in each entity reporting to him and (b) the specified public service employees are appointed in the (i) senior and (ii) middle management levels; (2) what is the average remuneration package of public service employees appointed at (a) senior management and (b) middle management levels in each entity; (3) what is the current total amount spent on salaries for senior and middle management managers in the entities reporting to him?

Reply:

(1) (a) None (b)(i) none (ii) none

(2) (a) Not applicable (b) not applicable

(3) Not applicable

06 November 2019 - NW1083

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether she will declare Mafikeng as a disaster-stricken area because of the water crisis facing communities, schools, clinics, libraries, and businesses in the area; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) form of relief package and intervention will be made available and (b) are the timeframes?

Reply:

Honourable Member, the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs is empowered under Section 3 of the Disaster Management, Act (No. 57 of 2002), to declare a national disaster in the provinces. Accordingly, this question should be referred to my colleague, the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

The Magoegoe, Khoi Khoi, Majemantsho, Makubung and Tsetse villages located in the outskirts of the Mafikeng Local Municipality jurisdiction are currently affected by drought. Funds have been made available through the Water Service infrastructure Grant (WSIG) in the 2018/2019 financial year to refurbish the existing operating boreholes to optimise them as part of the relief programme for the areas mentioned. Progress is at 90% to completion whilst awaiting the supply of electricity by Eskom.

The Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality is a Water Service Authority with a mandate to provide the provision of water and sanitation services within its jurisdiction. The Municipality has appointed Sedibeng Water Board as a Water Service Provider to some of its local municipalities including the Mafikeng Local Municipality. The conditional assessment was conducted by Sedibeng Water Board to optimize the waste water bulk infrastructures. The recommended action was to refurbish the Mmabatho Water Treatment Works (WTW) to bring it to its original capacity of 20Ml/d had deteriorated from 20 Ml/d to 15 Ml/d due to a lack of complying with the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) by the municipality. The project was completed in December 2015.

The Department of Water and Sanitation, through the Regional Bulk Infrastructure Grant (RBIG) has availed funds for the upgrade of Mafikeng’s water infrastructure. Interventions that have been implemented and those that are ongoing to ensure water supply in the Mafikeng area include:

a) The refurbishment of six boreholes situated at the Molopo eye and Grootfontein compartment, which is another source of water supply to the Mafikeng area.

b) The pipeline from Molopo eye to Mafikeng was upgraded by the Department of Water and Sanitation through infrastructure built to ensure that the supply is sufficient to cater for the current demand. The scheme is operated by DWS and Sedibeng Water Board as the Water Service Provider.

c) A further upgrade of the Mmabatho Water Works will bring an additional capacity of 10Ml/d, for a total of 30Ml/d. The project is currently at 89% to completion on the upgrade of water works, whilst the mechanical and electrical is at 45% to completion. The project is anticipated to be completed in early 2020.

d) Phase 3 is a construction of the Lokaleng reservoir and a 10 km bulk pipeline to connect to existing reticulation which will commence once phase 2 is completed. Completion of the entire project is anticipated in mid-2021.

05 November 2019 - NW953

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) What number of public service employees have been found to have criminal records (a) in each of the past five calendar years and (b) since 1 January 2019; (2) What mechanisms has his department put in place to conduct vetting of potential public service employees to ensure that those with criminal records are not employed as public servants?

Reply:

1. The personnel suitability checks as prescribed by the Minister for the Public Service and Administration emanate from the National Vetting Strategy that resides with the State Security Agency. Departments keep their own databases on criminal records and information is not captured on the PERSAL system. A similar question was posed to me, when it was asked in the NCOP in relation to the murder of a 19 year old student of the University of Cape Town. My response to the question entailed that the Department of Public Service and Administration will be embarking on a number of initiatives to address the matter which includes, but is not limited to, the creation of a database of employees who have criminal records with the assistance of other relevant departments.

5. In terms of the provisions of the Public Service Regulations an Executive Authority must subject an employee or a candidate for employment to personnel suitability checks as directed by the Minister for the Public Service and Administration. The personnel suitability checks contemplated in Regulation 57(1) (c) of the Public Service Regulations, 2016 shall consist of the following:

(i) Criminal record checks

(ii) Citizenship verification

(iii) Financial checks

(iv) Qualification/ Study verification

(v) Previous employment verification (Reference checks)

Should a verification confirm a criminal record, the department has to consider the relevance thereof to the person’s suitability for employment in a particular post on the following basis:

(a) The nature and severity of the negative finding.

(b) The relevance of the finding to the job duties and work environment in question.

(c) The amount of time that has passed since the negative incident and the applicant’s subsequent behaviour since then.

(d) The record of the applicant in respect of multiple incidents of misbehaviour and convictions.

A department’s decision to reject an application on the aforesaid grounds must, however, conform to the concept of a fair administrative action as provided for in the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000.

05 November 2019 - NW1159

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister of Basic Education

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

Reply:

a) No

b) No

(i) N/A

(ii) N/A

04 November 2019 - NW1228

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 494 on 12 September 2019, what number of (a) public service employees are currently employed in each local government and (b) the specified public service employees are appointed in the (i) senior and (ii) middle management levels; (2) what is the average remuneration package of public service employees appointed at (a) senior management and (b) middle management levels in the local government; (3) what is the current total amount spent on salaries for senior and middle management managers in local governments?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1242

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)(a) On what date were the electrical substations situated at (i) the corner of Elberfield Road and Van Riebeeck Road and (ii) Meppen Road in the City of Ekurhuleni last inspected, (b) what are the details of the maintenance plans for each substation, (c) how often should maintenance take place at each substation, (d)(i) what number of times and (ii) on what dates was each substation inspected in each of the past three years and (e) what are the details of planned maintenance to be performed on each substation until 31 October 2019; (2) whether she will furnish Mrs M O Clarke with copies of the maintenance plans for each substation; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1311

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(a) How good has she found the GovChat WhatsApp facility to be in dealing with the escalation process for unattended queries in municipalities and (b) do ordinary citizens get access to it; if not, why not; if so, how?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1338

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with reference to the reply by the former Minister to question 1996 on 25 July 2018 and to question 603 on 16 April 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has now provided the information; if not, what steps/action does she intend taking to ensure that the City of Ekurhuleni provides the requested information?

Reply:

May the Honourable Member state the actual question, noting that the questions that were not responded to in the last administration lapsed, therefore the Honourable Member is requested to ask the question than to refer to the number used in the fifth Parliament.

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1283

Ceza, Mr K to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What (a) is the breakdown of the financial assistance given by her department to each (i) province, (ii) district and (iii) local municipality in terms of the bulkwater system and (b) number of trucks are functional at present and able to deliver water in rural areas?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1078

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether the SA Revenue Service (SARS) contracted a certain company (details furnished) in the period 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2014; if so, what (a) goods and/or services was the specified company contracted for, (b) total amount was the company paid and (c) process was followed to appoint the company?

Reply:

(a)(b)(c) A certain company (details furnished) is not reflected on the SARS vendor masterrecord and therefore SARS has no record that this company has ever been contracted, including the period 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2014, by SARS.

04 November 2019 - NW1341

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 239 on 1 August 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has now provided the information; if not, what steps and/or action does she intend taking to ensure that the City of Ekurhuleni provides the requested information?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1324

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What is the number of persons who were employed in addition to the existing establishment in each local government (a) in each of the past 10 municipal financial years and (b) since 1 July 2019; (2) from which budget(s) are the salaries of the specified persons paid?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1215

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether any measures have been put in place to facilitate intergovernmental relations between national and provincial government departments and local governments to ensure that efforts to provide services to residents of municipalities are coordinated and not duplicated and that joint ventures are not missed due to misunderstandings; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) (a) what is the name of each person who serves on the intergovernmental forum of her department, (b) how regularly does the forum meet, (c) on what date did the forum last meet, (d) what are the relevant details of the matters discussed by the forum, and (e) what has the forum found to be the current state of intergovernmental relations in the Republic; (3) Whether her department conducted any assessments to review the effectiveness of the current intergovernmental relations systems in the Republic; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW242E

Reply:

1. The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs established a forum of Ministers and MECs responsible for local government called ‘MINMEC’. This Forum is established in terms of Section 9(1) of the Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) Framework Act, Act No 13 of 2005.

2. (a) The membership of the MINMEC forum comprises of the following:

(i) Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs as the Chairperson of the Forum;

(ii) Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs;

(iii) Executives of the South African Local Government Association;

(iv) Chairpersons of the Select Committee and Portfolio Committee of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs; and

(v) Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders.

(b) The MINMEC meets quarterly.

(c) This year the forum met on 22 February 2019, 19 June 2019 and 16 August 2019.

(d) The objectives of this Forum are as follows:

(i) To raise matters pertaining to the core mandate of COGTA affecting Cooperative Governance, provinces, local government and traditional leadership;

(ii) To discuss initiatives and facilitate inputs from provinces and organised local government to improve and align the coordination of planning efforts across the three spheres of government;

(iii) To consult provincial governments, organised local government, sector departments and the institution of traditional leadership on:

  • The development and implementation of national programmes, policy and legislation impacting on local government and ensure that they are responsive to municipal and community needs and that resources for implementation are identified; and
  • Measures to improve performance of local government.

(iv) To coordinate and monitor the implementation of strategies to accelerate service delivery to detect failures and to initiate preventive or corrective action when necessary and

(v) To discuss the developmental role of the institution of Traditional Leadership especially in relation to rural development and ensure acceleration of the work of the Commission on Traditional Leadership Disputes and Claims.

(e) The forum concurs that vertical and horizontal IGR challenges be addressed and that the review of the IGRFA of 2005 be used as a starting point in addressing some of the persisting governance challenges.

3. The Department conducted an IGR status quo analysis study in the 2014/2015 financial year. The primary objective of this study was to ascertain the true state of affairs (what are the critical challenges but also what is working) relating to IGR at all three spheres of government.

In a summary, the study found that a plethora of IGR platforms and structures exist vertically and horizontally across all three spheres of government, but for example, proper agenda setting for service delivery orientated and outcomes based planning, budgeting and implementation remain a challenge. Furthermore the study found that a mandate and role confusion still persists amongst these different platforms and structures which lead to inter alia duplication of mandates and reporting challenges, etc.

The study recommended that these and other governance related matters should be addressed through the review of the IGRFA of 2005, which will be undertaken in the 2019/20 financial year, but also the implementation of certain empowering provisions as specified under section 47(1) of the IGRFA. Regulations relating to section 47(1)(c) of the IGRFA will be Gazetted in the 2019/20 financial year that will frame the implementation of the District Development Model that will not only contribute to strengthening intergovernmental planning, budgeting and implementation but to start making IGR more outcome orientated.

Ends.

04 November 2019 - NW1248

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with reference to the reply of the former Minister to question 598 on 22 March 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has provided the information; if not, what steps/action does she intend taking to ensure that the City of Ekurhuleni provides the requested information?

Reply:

The Honourable Member may note that questions that were not responded to in the fifth Parliament lapsed, therefore the honourable member is advised to ask the question in full but not to refer to the number so as to get full response.

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1073

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Shivambu, Mr F to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether the SA Revenue Service (SARS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State Security Agency (SSA) whereby the SSA would pay a portion of tax owed on source payments; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) who from SARS signed the MoU and (b) on what date was it signed?

Reply:

All employers, including the SSA, are required to deduct pay-as-you-earn from remuneration paid to employees in accordance with the Fourth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962; and SARS has issued a Guide which is publicly available to assist employers.

(a)(b) SARS is statutorily unable to disclose details of any arrangement made with or about any person who is a taxpayer.

04 November 2019 - NW1340

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)With reference to the reply of the former Minister to question 2211 on 30 October 2017, (a) what progress has been made with regard to the building of a new water tower adjacent to that of the current Windsor Water Tower and (b) by what date is construction expected to start and be completed? (2) whether any further structural inspections of the existing water tower have taken place since the last one was conducted during the 2016-17 financial year; if not, why not; if so, what were the findings?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1244

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 332 on 1 August 2019, which is a reply to a follow-up question in respect of her reply to question 187 on 25 March 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has provided the information; if not, what steps and/or action does she intend taking to ensure that City of Ekurhuleni provides the requested information?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1076

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether the SA Revenue Service (SARS) rented any offices in the Waterfall Park Area, Gauteng, in the period 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2014; if so, (a) what was the purpose of the offices, (b) what amount did SARS pay anually to rent the offices and (c) what number of people were accommodated in the specified offices?

Reply:

(a)(b)(c) According to SARS available records, SARS did not lease any offices in Waterfall Park during the period 1 January 2009 until 31 December 2014.

04 November 2019 - NW1245

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 604 on 22 March 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has provided the information; if not, what steps and/or action does she intend taking to ensure the metropolitan municipality provides the requested information? NW2456E

Reply:

The information was provided by the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

(1)(a)Ten (10) waste management depots in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.

(b) The depots are situated in the following areas:

DEPOT

ADDRESS

CONTACT DETAILS

Alberton

Swartkoppies Complex, Swartkoppies Road, Randhart, Alberton

011 999 2598

Bedfordview

Cnr Van Vuuren and Skeen Boulevard, Bedfordview

011 999 0915

Benoni

4 Golden Drive, Morehill, Benoni

011 999 6827

Brakpan

C/o Lemmer and Denner Roads, Vulcania, Brakpan

011 999 7731

Boksburg

19 Reservoir Street, Boksburg South, Boksburg

011 999 5070

Edenvale

Cnr Lahla & Bahla rd, Sebenza, Edenvale

011 999 40/50

Germiston

Ostend Road (south of Jack Pienaar), Lower Germiston

011 999 5432

Kempton Park

Cnr H Lewis & Kelvin rd, Spartan , Kempton Park

011 999 4075

Nigel

Fred Wagener Street, Prosperitas, Nigel

011 999 9251

Springs

Stadium Road, Geduld Extention 4 Springs

011 999 8509

(c) Geographical areas the depots covers

DEPOT

ADDRESS

CONTACT DETAILS

Alberton

Swartkoppies Complex, Swartkoppies Road, Randhart, Alberton

011 999 2598

Bedfordview

Cnr Van Vuuren and Skeen Boulevard, Bedfordview

011 999 0915

Benoni

4 Golden Drive, Morehill, Benoni

011 999 6827

Brakpan

C/o Lemmer and Denner Roads, Vulcania, Brakpan

011 999 7731

Boksburg

19 Reservoir Street, Boksburg South, Boksburg

011 999 5070

Edenvale

Cnr Lahla & Bahla rd, Sebenza, Edenvale

011 999 40/50

Germiston

Ostend Road (south of Jack Pienaar), Lower Germiston

011 999 5432

Kempton Park

Cnr H Lewis & Kelvin rd, Spartan , Kempton Park

011 999 4075

Nigel/ Duduza

Fred Wagener Street, Prosperitas, Nigel

011 999 9251

Springs/ Kwa-Thema

Stadium Road, Geduld Extention 4 Springs

011 999 8509

(d) The number of households and businesses within the collection area of each depot and the following areas are serviced by CoE internal staff:

DEPOT

SERVICE POINTS

Alberton

32307

Bedfordview

10659

Benoni

56561

Brakpan

23496

Boksburg

38823

Edenvale

18838

Germiston

50368

Kempton Park

59061

Nigel/ Duduza

30282

Springs/ Kwa-Thema

48177

 The following areas are serviced by the Service Providers:

AREA

SERVICE POINTS

Katlehong

54043

Thokoza

42759

Vosloorus/Boksburg South N17

57154

Tsakane/Langaville

46164

Daveyton/Etwatwa

56319

Tembisa 1 and Tembisa 2

74252

(2) The ratio is 1:1000

 

(3)

Vehicle Type

Depot

Mech. W/shop Responsible

Defect

Date of Breakdown

Days Out-standing

Workshop Remarks/Progress/ Comments

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Gears

2018/08/20

70

Department signed,DH signed documents were dropped off at CPO today 25.10.2018 for order number

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Control lever

2018/09/04

55

The report we received from the foreman was not correct, unfortunately he is on leave but we managed to get hold of the documents, compiled,signed and was sent to CPO for order number. 17.10.2018. Order outstanding

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Tail gate, lifter

2018/10/25

4

Qoutation outstanding

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Tailgate cover

2018/10/26

3

Booked in on 26 October 2018

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Service

2018/10/29

0

Booked in on 29 October 2018

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Gearbox

2018/08/31

59

Department signed,DH signed documents were dropped off at CPO today 25.10.2018 for order number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Overheating

2018/09/19

40

Strip & quote

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Packer blade cracked

2018/10/23

6

Awaiting official order

Lugger

Boksburg

Boksburg

Service & COF

2018/08/10

80

Awaiting official order

Lugger

Boksburg

Boksburg

Hydraulic Service

2018/08/15

75

14-4 signed by Manager to go to Fleet(At Keptonpark for signature)

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

PTO Pump burned

2018/08/10

80

Strip & quote

Lugger

Boksburg

Boksburg

Hydraulic Service

2018/08/10

80

Awaiting official order

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

COF & Service

2018/09/28

31

14-4 signed by Manager to go to Fleet

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Oil & Service

2018/07/23

98

Strip & quote

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Mian cylinder damaged

2018/06/14

137

Awaiting official order

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Damaged sweeper cylinder

2018/09/28

31

14-4 Initialed, must be signed by acting DH: Waste

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

COF & Service

2018/10/15

14

14-4 signed by Manager to go to Fleet(At Keptonpark for signature)

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Check Hydraulics

2018/10/19

10

14-4 signed by Manager to go to (At signature for signature)

Roll On

Boksburg

Boksburg

Clutch

2018/10/22

7

Awaiting official order

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

TRANSMISSION

2018/09/19

40

GERMISTON DEPOT

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

BIN LIFTERS

2018/10/25

4

GERMISTON DEPOT

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

SWITCH LINK BROKEN

2018/10/25

4

SWITCH LINK BROKEN

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

BIN LIFTERS

2018/02/05

266

BIN LIFTERS/AWAITING TENDER

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

CYLINDER MOUNTINGS

2018/06/14

137

CYLINDER MOUNTING

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

COMPACT SPEED SLOW

2018/10/12

17

COMPACT SPEED SLOW

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

OVERHEAT

2018/09/12

47

OVERHEAT/TRANSMISSION

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

SERVICE

2018/10/01

28

SERVICE

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

HYDRAULIC OIL LEAKS

2018/07/24

97

HYDRAULIC OIL LEAKS

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Hydrolic Pipe Leak

2018/07/13

108

papers for last signature/at DH Fleet

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Service & C.O.F

2018/10/01

28

order received/awaiting for spares

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Sweeper Blade Broken

2018/07/30

91

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

No Power

2018/04/23

189

 

D/Diff Lift On

Benoni

Benoni

Leaking from Gear Box

2018/08/06

84

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

P.T.O Pump Problem

2018/08/21

69

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Bin Lifters Broken

2018/10/02

27

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Hydrolic Oil Leak

2018/04/05

207

 

Lift-On

Benoni

Benoni

Overheating

2018/10/05

24

 

Compactor

Brakpan

Brakpan

COF

2018/09/19

40

VEHICLE CAME BACK FROM COF. WAS THEN REPORTED FOR GEARS. GEO ATTENDING TO PROBLEM AT PRESENT.

Load Lugger

Brakpan

Brakpan

Hydraulic pipe leaks on both Jack

2018/10/02

27

 

Compactor

Brakpan

Brakpan

Tail gate open half,head light and dash board,rear lights not working.

2018/10/10

19

 

Load Lugger

Brakpan

Brakpan

COF

2018/09/17

42

 

Skip

Springs

Springs

brake lights

2018/10/04

25

 

Compactor

Springs

Springs

Hydraulic leak

2018/10/26

3

Awaiting order

Compactor

Springs

Springs

Work in Kemptonpark

2018/10/08

21

 

Skip

Springs

Springs

Repair rediator

2018/10/22

7

Awaiting order

Lugger

Nigel

Nigel

Gearbox ,COF

2018/04/11

201

 

REL

Nigel

Nigel

Vehicle damaged by protesters

2018/07/09

112

Vehicle damaged during civil unrest

LDV

Nigel

Nigel

Oil seals

2018/08/20

70

Order submitted

REL

NIGEL

Nigel

Head gasket, radiator, turbo

2018/08/28

62

Awaitng order

Roro

Nigel

Nigel

Transmission problems

2018/10/23

6

 

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Hydraulics

2018/10/16

13

Busy with repairs

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Bin lifter arm broken

2018/10/03

26

Awaiting a quotation, Hydrapump sent vehicle back to Depo while waiting for quotation

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

COF

2018/10/03

26

Busy with repairs

SKIP

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Gearbox

2018/07/16

105

Busy with repairs

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Service

2018/07/16

105

Busy with service

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Hydraulic Pipe Burst

2018/10/18

11

Busy with repairs

ROLL ON

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Boom Arm Sensors

2018/10/16

13

Awaiting order

Mec-Benz

Edenvale

Kempton park

C.O.F and Service

2018/09/19

40

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Kempton park

Engine oil leak

2018/08/20

70

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Kempton park

Lifting boom cracked

2018/07/30

91

 

Isuzu

Edenvale

Kempton park

Clutch blade to be replaced

2018/10/05

24

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Mopedi

Air Leak and hydro oil pump

2018/10/24

5

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Panel Beater

Front Panel Gril

2018/10/29

0

 

Nissan

Edenvale

W/SHOP

C.O.F and Service

2018/10/29

15

 

Compactor

BEDFORD

KEMPTON

GEARBOX

2018/07/19

102

We received the quotation on the 16.08.2018

Skiploader

BEDFORD

KEMPTON

GEARBOX

2018/08/31

59

GEO ENGINEERING TO RE-INSPECT THE TRUCK

Compactor

BEDFORD

KEMPTON

GEARBOX OIL LEAK

2018/10/18

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

43402

 

Ends.

04 November 2019 - NW1074

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Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)Whether any employee of the SA Revenue Service (SARS) was in an in-depth interview with a certain newspaper (name furnished) with regard to its investigation into the illicit tobacco economy between 1 January 2014 and 31 March 2014; if so, on what date was the interview conducted; if not, (2) whether the SARS communication section responded to questions sent to them by the specified newspaper with regard to the illicit tobacco economy; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) how did SARS respond to the questions and (b) on what date were the questions responded to?

Reply:

1. The current administration has no knowledge that any SARS employee held an in-depth interview with a certain newspaper. SARS employees are prohibited from disclosing any taxpayer information contrary to the provisions of Chapter 6 of the Tax Administration Act, 2011. This is an offence in terms of section 236 of that Act.

2. (a)(b) As at the date of providing this response SARS cannot locate a reply to a media inquiry to a certain newspaper during 1 January 2014 and 31 March 2014. It is however noted that in an article published by a certain newspaper on 20 March 2014 it is reported that “Sars provided amaBhungane with general details of the work it has done to combat non-compliance in the tobacco industry, but did not comment on the specific incidents referred to in this article.”

04 November 2019 - NW1358

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

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

Reply:

The Honourable Member is requested to note that the Department of Traditional Affairs did not do business with any of the specified (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) fall away (bb) fall away (aaa) fall away (bbb) fall away.

Ends

04 November 2019 - NW1378

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister of Tourism

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

Reply:

Whether the department did busines with

The department has not appointed any of the (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts as listed ,in the (i) in each of the past five financial years nor (ii) since 1 April 2019.

.

(aa) – (bb) and (aaa) – (bbb) Not applicable

04 November 2019 - NW1077

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether the SA Revenue Service (SARS) approached a certain person (name furnished) with a financial offer in April 2014; if so, what (a)(i) was the purpose of the financial offer and (ii) was the amount offered to the specified person and (b) is the name of the SARS official who approached the person?

Reply:

(a)(i)(ii)(b) SARS has no record that a certain person was approached with a financial offer in April 2014 and no amount was ever paid by way of settlement to the person concerned.

04 November 2019 - NW1280

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What are the relevant details regarding her department’s failure to install water infrastructure for the communities of Magolaneng and Ga Seepe in the Sekhukune District Municipality in Limpopo; 2) on what date does she intend to have (a) boreholes drilled as a solution in the short term and (b) water taps installed as a solution in the longer term?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1295

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether, with reference to the Deloitte Forensic Investigation report, commissioned by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Local Government and Traditional Affairs, into Allegations of Bribery, Fraud and Corruption – Newcastle Municipality dated April 2006, as well as the subsequent Special Investigative Unit investigation into the same allegations, any steps were taken against individuals, councillors and officials who the investigation reports indicated had been guilty of malfeasance; if not, why not; if so, what (a) are the details of municipal and provincial officials who were found to have been involved in any sort of malfeasance and (b) steps were taken in each case; (2) whether any penalties were imposed on individuals, councillors and officials who were found to have been guilty of any offence; if not, why not; if so, what penalties were imposed in each case?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1246

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with reference to the reply of the former Minister to question 605 on 22 March 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has provided the information; if not, what steps/action does she intend taking to ensure that the City of Ekurhuleni provides the requested information?

Reply:

The information was provided by the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

1. Please see the attached document for more information on the vehicles that were budgeted for and purchased. The number of refuse collection trucks that were budgeted for corresponds to the number of trucks that were actually purchased.

2. There were no variances between what was budgeted for and what was actually purchased.

04 November 2019 - NW1072

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Shivambu, Mr F to ask the Minister of Finance

With reference to the statement by the Commissioner of the SA Revenue Service (SARS), Mr E Kieswetter, in a meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance held on 17 September 2019, wherein he said that SARS had 4 000 recording devices in offices around the country, what is the total (a) number of recording devices that were imported and (b) monetary value of each device?

Reply:

a) SARS cannot identify listening devices imported into the country by SARS.

b) Not applicable.

04 November 2019 - NW1144

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)Whether her department collects statistics on the number and origin of learners and educators who (a) migrate between provinces and/or (b) are foreign nationals; if not, in each case, why not; if so, (i) what number of (aa) learners and (bb) educators (aaa) have migrated from another province and (bbb) are foreign nationals, (ii) where did each educator and learner come from and (iii) what is the nationality of each foreign educator and learner; (2) whether her department issued any circulars or guidelines in any of the provinces or nationally to districts or schools on foreign nationals or internal migrants; if so, will she furnish Mrs N I Tarabella Marchesi with copies of each of the circulars;

Reply:

(1)(a) Information on State-paid educators is captured on the PERSAL system and their origin can be traced. However, the Department does not necessarily monitor interprovincial migration of educators as it is not a priority at this stage.

(b) Similarly, information including the nationality of foreign educators that are employed and paid by the State is captured on the PERSAL system.

(i) (bb) (aaa) As indicated above, information is currently not available as the Department does not analyse information on educator interprovincial migration.

(bbb) As at August 2019, there were 1 348 foreign educators on PERSAL, excluding those that have since obtained permanent residence.

(iii) The following table shows the nationality of foreign educators currently employed in State-paid posts, excluding those that have since obtained permanent residence.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

NUMBER OF EDUCATORS

BOTSWANA

3

BURUNDI

2

CAMEROON

11

COTE D'LVOIRE

1

CUBA

1

EGYPT

1

ETHIOPIA

2

GERMANY

2

GHANA

128

INDIA

16

LESOTHO

19

MALAWI

7

NAMIBIA

19

NIGER

1

NIGERIA

42

PERU

4

REPUBLIC OF CONGO

4

ROMANIA

1

SWAZILAND

10

UGANDA

14

ZAMBIA

10

ZIMBABWE

1 050

Grand Total

1348

(2) Yes. The Department issued guidelines on the appointment of foreign educators. The copy is attached.

04 November 2019 - NW1304

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What number of the newly purchased vehicles of the white and yellow fleet of the Rustenburg Local Municipality are registered in the name of a certain company (name furnished) that had been contracted to manage the fleet; (2) what number of the specified vehicles cannot be used by the specified municipality to deliver services to the residents, as the contract is now in dispute; (3) whether she has found that a certain person (name and details furnished) is in any way involved with a certain contractor (name furnished) appointed to remove waste in Rustenburg; (4) what number of waste trucks does the specified contractor own; (5) why is the municipality outsourcing the work, instead of using the new waste trucks that they purchased?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1201

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)On which statutory grounds does each province rely to give effect to section 4(2)(b) of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, Act 41 of 2003, which requires that provincial legislation must regulate the performance of functions by a traditional council by requiring the auditing of its financial statements; (2) whether any mechanisms have been put in place by her department to monitor the implementation of the requirement that traditional councils’ financial statements need to be audited; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what steps has her department taken to ensure compliance with the requirement that traditional council financial statements be audited?

Reply:

(1) The information which was received from the Provincial Departments of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs is contained in the table below.

REPLY: PQ 1201 (1)

NORTHERN CAPE

Provincial legislation is aligned with the provisions of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, Act 41 of 2003. Section 9 of the Northern Cape Traditional Leadership, Governance and Houses of Traditional Leaders Act, 2001 deals with the function of a traditional Council which determines “(1) The traditional council of any traditional community, must subject to the provisions of the Constitution , the Framework Act, this Act and any other law:

(m) keep proper records of its activities and accounts as audited;

(n) have its financial statements audited.”

It also makes provision in Section 27 (1)-(4) for the auditing of the books and accounts of traditional councils by the Auditor-General.

In addition, because of the high costs involved with auditing of books, most of the councils are not in a financial position to have their books audited. As an intervention, the Head of Department (HoD) of the Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Setllements and Traditional Affairs (CoGHSTA) approved the auditing of the accounts of Traditional Councils in 2016, however the actual audit was not actioned.

The Department has been checking the books of the traditional councils on a monthly basis. It is then processed and captured on an online system Softline Pastel. To date all bank statements are reconciled and provisional financial statements are compiled and provided to the traditional councils.

GAUTENG

The Gauteng Provincial Government is empowered by Section 7(1) and 28(a)-(b) of the Gauteng Traditional Leadership and Governance Act, 2010 (Act No4 of 2010). Section 7 (1) states that “the books and accounts of every traditional council must be audited by the Auditor-General”. Section 28(a)(b) states thatA traditional council must-

(a)keep proper records of all its activities and income and expenditure; and

(b)make the records referred to in paragraph (a) available to be audited by the Auditor-General”.

NORTH WEST

Section 31(1) of the North West Traditional Leadership and Governance Act, 2005 (Act No. 2 of 2005) provides that:-

“The books and accounts of every traditional community, recognized in terms of section 3 must be audited by the Auditor-General”.

LIMPOPO

The Limpopo Province has through the Traditional Leadership and Institutions Act, Act 6 of 2005, gave effect to section 4(2)(b) of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, by legislating it into law.

Section 29(2) of Limpopo Traditional Leadership and Institution Act, Act No 6 of 2005 states as follows:

“A traditional council must make the records referred in sub section (1) available to be audited by the Auditor General.”

KWA-ZULU NATAL

Section 8 (2) (b) of The KwaZulu-Natal Traditional Leadership and Governance Act No. 5 of 2005 states that;

“A traditional council must have its financial statements audited by the Auditor-General”

FREE STATE

Section 26F (2)(b) of the Free State Traditional Leadership and Governance Amendment Act, Act No. 4 of 2018 states as follows:

“A principal traditional council must- (b) have its financial statements audited by the Auditor-General and submit such audited statements to the Premier within one month from the date of receipt thereof”

MPUMALANGA

The Mpumalanga Traditional Leadership and Governance Act, No. 3 of 2005 under Section 9 (4) makes the following provision “the books of account of the traditional council must be audited as prescribed”.

EASTERN CAPE

The Eastern Cape Traditional Leadership and Governance Act, No. 1 of 2017 under Section 17 (2) (b) makes the following provision, “A principal traditional council is required to have its financial statements audited”.

(2) whether any mechanisms have been put in place by her department to monitor the implementation of the requirement that traditional councils’ financial statements need to be audited; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

Currently the Department does not have a formal mechanism to monitor the auditing of financial statements in traditional councils. Engagements with Provinces and the Auditor General revealed challenges of the possible costs of auditing the accounts of traditional councils given that most councils manage fairly small amounts of money. In addition, a concern was raised about a lack of a clear Accounting Convention Framework for traditional councils.

(3) what steps has her department taken to ensure compliance with the requirement that traditional council financial statements be audited?

The Department has introduced a quarterly reporting system at which Provincial Departments of Traditional Affairs are required to report quarterly on traditional affairs matters. A formal structure called the Traditional Affairs Technical Governance Forum (TATGoF) has been established and meets regularly to process the reports referred to. The reporting framework will be revised to include the auditing of accounts of traditional councils.

In addition, the Department of Traditional Affairs is investigating the feasibility of developing an Accounting Convention Framework for structures of traditional leadership and once this exercise is complete, it would provide a guide on how to proceed with this matter.

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04 November 2019 - NW1327

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Hicklin, Ms MB to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with reference to her department’s role in formulating norms and standards for the provision of water and sanitation services in urban areas, her department plans to formulate similar norms and standards for the provision of water and sanitation services in informal settlements so that the specified task is not left to local governments and services are aligned to those used in urban areas; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the (a) relevant details and (b) timeframes for the formulation of the specified norms and standards?

Reply:

The Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation is the most relevant department for the information requested by the Honourable Member.

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1337

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 188 by the former Minister on 25 March 2019 and her reply to question 331 on 1 August 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has now provided the information; if not, what steps/action does she intend taking to ensure that the City of Ekurhuleni provides the requested information?

Reply:

May the Honourable Member state the actual question, noting that the questions that were not responded to in the last administration lapsed, therefor the Honourable Member is requested to ask the question than to refer to the number used in the fifth Parliament.

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1383

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Which 14 municipalities in the Northern Cape received assistance with the alignment of social labour plans with their Integrated Development Plans?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1342

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 240 on 1 August 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has now provided the information; if not, what steps and/or action does she intend to take in order to ensure that the specified municipality provides the information?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1202

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with reference to section 4(2)(b) of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, Act 41 of 2003, which requires that provincial legislation must regulate the performance of functions by a traditional council by requiring the auditing of its financial statements, any province requires the Auditor-General to audit traditional councils’ financial statements; if not, (a) why not, (b) who is responsible for auditing the financial statements of traditional councils and (c) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by a person other than the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect; if so, (i) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect, (ii) on what date was each audit conducted and (iii) what is the frequency of audits conducted on the financial statements of traditional councils?

Reply:

The information contained in the tables below was received from the Provincial Departments of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCIAL COGTA

REPLY: PQ 1202

Whether, with reference to section 4(2)(b) of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, Act 41 of 2003, which requires that provincial legislation must regulate the performance of functions by a traditional council by requiring the auditing of its financial statements, any province requires the Auditor-General to audit traditional councils’ financial statements; if not, (a) why not,

(a) No, because of the high costs involved with auditing of books, most of the traditional councils are not in a financial position to have their books audited by the Auditor-General.

(b) who is responsible for auditing the financial statements of traditional councils; and

(b) The unit within the Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs has been checking the books of traditional councils.

(c) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by a person other than the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect; if so, (i) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect,

(c) (i) No traditional council in the Northern Cape had its financial statements audited by a particular person or the Auditor-General because of lack of funds.

(ii) on what date was each audit conducted and (iii) what is the frequency of audits conducted on the financial statements of traditional councils? NW2412E

The books of the traditional councils are checked on a monthly basis. The information is then processed and captured on an online system Softline Pastel.

GAUTENG PROVINCIAL COGTA

REPLY: PQ 1202

Whether, with reference to section 4(2)(b) of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, Act 41 of 2003, which requires that provincial legislation must regulate the performance of functions by a traditional council by requiring the auditing of its financial statements, any province requires the Auditor-General to audit traditional councils’ financial statements; if not, (a) why not,

The Gauteng Provincial Government is empowered by Section 7(1) and 28(a)-(b) of the Gauteng Traditional Leadership and Governance Act, 2010 (Act No4 of 2010). Section 7 (1) states that “the books and accounts of every traditional council must be audited by the Auditor-General” Section 28(a)(b) states that “ A traditional council must-

(a)keep proper records of all its activities and income and expenditure; and

(b)make the records referred to in paragraph (a) available to be audited by the Auditor-General.

(b) who is responsible for auditing the financial statements of traditional councils; and

(b) The Auditor-General is responsible for auditing the financial statements of the traditional councils and the audits forms part of the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affair’s annual audit.

(c) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by a person other than the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect; if so, (i) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect,

(c) Not applicable.

(i) The two traditional councils in Gauteng, namely the Amandebele ba Lebelo and Amandebele Ndzundza Sokhulumi traditional councils.

(ii) on what date was each audit conducted and (iii) what is the frequency of audits conducted on the financial statements of traditional councils? NW2412E

(ii)(iii)The audits are conducted annually as part of the Department’s audit.

NORTH-WEST PROVINCIAL COGTA

REPLY: PQ 1202

Whether, with reference to section 4(2)(b) of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, Act 41 of 2003, which requires that provincial legislation must regulate the performance of functions by a traditional council by requiring the auditing of its financial statements, any province requires the Auditor-General to audit traditional councils’ financial statements; if not, (a) why not,

Section 31(1) of the North West Traditional Leadership and Governance Act, 2005 (Act No. 2 of 2005) provides that:-

“The books and accounts of every traditional community, recognized in terms of section 3 must be audited by the Auditor-General”.

(b) who is responsible for auditing the financial statements of traditional councils; and

(b)The Auditor-General, but due to a lack of an accounting framework the financial statements of traditional councils were not submitted for auditing.

(c) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by a person other than the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect; if so, (i) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect,

(c) None of the traditional councils’ financial books and accounts were audited by the Auditor General since the inception of Act No. 2 of 2005.

(i) None

(ii) on what date was each audit conducted and (iii) what is the frequency of audits conducted on the financial statements of traditional councils? NW2412E

(ii) No audits were conducted

(iii)No audits are conducted

MPUMALANGA PROVINCIAL COGTA

REPLY: PQ 1202

Whether, with reference to section 4(2)(b) of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, Act 41 of 2003, which requires that provincial legislation must regulate the performance of functions by a traditional council by requiring the auditing of its financial statements, any province requires the Auditor-General to audit traditional councils’ financial statements; if not, (a) why not,

The Mpumalanga Traditional Leadership and Governance Act, No. 3 of 2005 under Section 9 (4) makes the following provision “The books of account of the traditional council must be audited as prescribed”

(b) who is responsible for auditing the financial statements of traditional councils and

(b)The Internal Audit and the Risk and Compliance Unit of the Department are responsible for auditing the financial statements and issue opinions for management to attend to.

(c) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by a person other than the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect; if so, (i) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect,

(c) All the Traditional councils are audited by the Internal Audit and the Risk and Compliance Unit of the Department.

(i) As alluded above, financial statement are not audited by the AG directly

(ii) on what date was each audit conducted and (iii) what is the frequency of audits conducted on the financial statements of traditional councils? NW2412E

(ii)As indicated there are no specific dates that the Auditor General conducted the audits.

(iii)The internal audit conducts the audit of financial statement through the year. The risk and compliance unit conducts quarterly audit of the Traditional council, the Traditional council coordinators visits all Traditional council every week to check the financial books of the traditional councils

LIMPOPO PROVINCIAL COGTA

REPLY: PQ 1202

Whether, with reference to section 4(2)(b) of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, Act 41 of 2003, which requires that provincial legislation must regulate the performance of functions by a traditional council by requiring the auditing of its financial statements, any province requires the Auditor-General to audit traditional councils’ financial statements; if not, (a) why not,

Section 29(2) of Limpopo Traditional Leadership and Institution Act, Act No 6 of 2005 states as follows:

“A traditional council must make the records referred in sub section (1) available to be audited by the Auditor General.”

(b) who is responsible for auditing the financial statements of traditional councils; and

(b)The Auditor-General is supposed to conduct the audits in respect of the financial statements of traditional councils in line with Section 29(2) of Limpopo Traditional Leadership and Institutions Act, Act No 6 of 2005.

Attempts were made by the Provincial Treasury to request the Auditor-General to audit financial statements of traditional councils. The response by the Auditor-General regarding this matter dated 06 November 2017 indicated to the effect that the request by the Provincial Treasury cannot be implemented as traditional councils do not have accounting standards.

(c) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by a person other than the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect; if so, (i) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect,

(c)None. The Department assists Traditional Councils by reconciling their financial records.

(i) None

(ii) on what date was each audit conducted and (iii) what is the frequency of audits conducted on the financial statements of traditional councils? NW2412E

(ii) No audits were done

(iii)Traditional Councils are supposed to be audited annually, in terms of Limpopo Traditional Leadership and Institution Act No 6 of 2005.

FREE STATE PROVINCIAL COGTA

REPLY: PQ 1202

Whether, with reference to section 4(2)(b) of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, Act 41 of 2003, which requires that provincial legislation must regulate the performance of functions by a traditional council by requiring the auditing of its financial statements, any province requires the Auditor-General to audit traditional councils’ financial statements; if not, (a) why not,

Section 26F (2)(b) of the Free State Traditional Leadership and Governance Amendment Act, No. 4 of 2018 states as follows:

“ A principal traditional council must- (b) have its financial statements audited by the Auditor-General and submit such audited statements to the Premier within one month from the date of receipt thereof”

(b) who is responsible for auditing the financial statements of traditional councils; and

(b) The Free State Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) has only provided an opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls governing the bank and cash management process to enhance financial record keeping and ensure consistency across the traditional councils.

(c) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by a person other than the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect; if so, (i) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect,

(c) The Free State CoGTA has only provided an opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls governing the bank and cash management process

(i) None, The traditional councils do not compile financial statements due to lack of capacity/expertise to compile the said statements for auditing purposes.

(ii) on what date was each audit conducted and (iii) what is the frequency of audits conducted on the financial statements of traditional councils? NW2412E

Information not received from the Free State CoGTA

KWA-ZULU NATAL PROVINCIAL COGTA

REPLY: PQ 1202

Whether, with reference to section 4(2)(b) of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, Act 41 of 2003, which requires that provincial legislation must regulate the performance of functions by a traditional council by requiring the auditing of its financial statements, any province requires the Auditor-General to audit traditional councils’ financial statements; if not, (a) why not,

Section 8 (2) (b) of The KwaZulu-Natal Traditional Leadership and Governance Act No. 5 of 2005 states that

“ A traditional council must have its financial statements audited by the Auditor-General”

(b) who is responsible for auditing the financial statements of traditional councils; and

(b)In KwaZulu-Natal the financial statements of the 289 Traditional Councils are audited by the Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA).

(c) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by a person other than the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect; if so, (i) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect,

(c) None

(i) 289 Traditional Councils had their financial statements audited by the Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA). (Names not furnished)

(ii) on what date was each audit conducted and (iii) what is the frequency of audits conducted on the financial statements of traditional councils? NW2412E

(ii) The AGSA starts the audit process by conducting a status of records review in December of each year which is then followed by the main audit of the annual financial statements and legislation in May of each year The AGSA conducts this audit on an annual basis with the last audit outcome of financial year ended 31 March 2019 receiving a clean audit opinion.

EASTERN CAPE PROVINCIAL COGTA

REPLY: PQ 1202

Whether, with reference to section 4(2)(b) of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, Act 41 of 2003, which requires that provincial legislation must regulate the performance of functions by a traditional council by requiring the auditing of its financial statements, any province requires the Auditor-General to audit traditional councils’ financial statements; if not, (a) why not,

The Eastern Cape Traditional Leadership and Governance Act, No. 1 of 2017 under Section 17 (2) (b) makes the following provision “ A principal traditional council is required to have its financial statements audited”

(b) who is responsible for auditing the financial statements of traditional councils; and

Information not received from Eastern Cape Provincial Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

(c) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by a person other than the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect; if so, (i) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect,

Information not received from Eastern Cape Provincial Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

(ii) on what date was each audit conducted and (iii) what is the frequency of audits conducted on the financial statements of traditional councils? NW2412E

Information not received from Eastern Cape Provincial Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

Ends.

04 November 2019 - NW1315

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)With regard to grants provided to the City of Ekurhuleni Municipality by the Government, what number of grants have been returned because they were not spent in the past five financial years; (2) what are the details of each grant amount that was not utilised; (3) whether there were any reasons provided for the nonutilisation of the grants; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of the reasons?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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04 November 2019 - NW1312

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)In view of the huge challenges that the Municipal Demarcation Board is facing (details furnished), what plans are in place for the preparation of (a) draft wards that must be tabled this year and (b) the boundary redetermination policy that must be reviewed before the end of March next year; (2) in view of the huge challenges resulting from the categorisation of municipalities (details furnished), what are the amalgamation possibilities for wall to wall category B plenary municipalities in the Northern Cape; (3) in view of the fact that small municipalities in the Northern Cape cannot retain or attract skilled senior staff, as remuneration for Municipal Managers and Senior Managers are not competitive (details furnished), what steps can the SA Local Government Association take to address the situation?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1284

Ceza, Mr K to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What (a) number of companies were appointed to install boreholes during the recent drought period in the Western Cape, (b)(i) are the names of the specified companies and (ii) is the value of the respective contracts and (c) procedures were followed in appointing the companies?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1384

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What are the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent criteria on which bursaries are awarded for further studies in the technical profession?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you