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08 April 2021 - NW435

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

Whether, in view of the sit-in by two South African artists at the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) on 19 and 20 February 2021 to highlight the alleged thievery and mismanagement of the money of especially black South African musicians by unscrupulous collecting societies, his department has taken any steps to deal with the alleged theft of monies belonging to artists by SAMRO; if not, why not, if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The issue of mismanagement of royalties by collecting societies has been in the public domain for quite some time and recommendations were made for government to enact strong legislations that will compel all societies to properly account to their members and to government. The current situation is that only needle-time collecting societies are required to account not only to their members but also to the Companies & Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) on how they distribute royalties collected. Unfortunately, SAMRO does form part of these collecting societies, as it does not collect for needle time. The current process of amending the Copyright Act is aimed at, inter alia, providing a comprehensive approach towards addressing these issues. As a matter of facts, the proposed pieces of legislation (Copyright reformed legislation makes provision that all collecting societies are legally obliged to properly account to both their members and to the CIPC. We believe that the once the Bills which are currently in Parliament for further review are enacted, the situation will surely improve.

While the above process is unfolding, it is possible for members of the collecting societies to use other avenues such as the provisions that are in the Companies Act of 2008 to ensure that the Directors of these companies are held accountable for proper management of the company. Based on the provision of the Act, members can also submit their complaints to the CIPC on matters relating any alleged breach of fiduciary duties.

Despite all this, and noting the obligation that we have as a Department which demands that we protect our artists, the office of the DG has met with the management of all the collecting societies on 2 March 2021, this include SAMRO. There are a number of issues that were discussed, including the increase and usage of modern technology to management royalty collection and distribution; frequent distributions of royalties to ensure that artists access their income as soon as possible; commitment on the tracking and tracing system for unclaimed royalties - using various media platforms to reach out to those whom their royalties remained unclaimed. Of great importance, we have also agreed on the development and creation of government and corporate partnership programs to educate artists and the heirs about their works as managed by these collecting societies, this having noted that most of the artists are not aware of who exactly collects for what in all applicable musical rights. The actual plans surrounding the partnership programs will be unveiled as soon as the details become available.

08 April 2021 - NW425

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Hendricks, Mr MGE to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

Whether, in view of the concerns that the Garlandale Black River Heritage has raised, What (a) total number of mining plants were visited by health and safety labour inspectors during the period 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2020 and (b) were the overall findings about health and safety protocols on mines?

Reply:

I have not been informed of the concerns raised by the Garlande Black Heritage, I will therefore not be in a position to respond whether the mining plants were visited by the health and safety labour inspectors.

19 March 2021 - NW585

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

(1). Whether he will furnish Mr T W Mhlongo with the audited financial statements of Volleyball South Africa for the 2014-15 financial year; if not, why not; if so, (2). Whether his department has a stable relationship with Volleyball South Africa; if not, why not, if so, what are the relevant details of the relationship?

Reply:

Volleyball South Africa in its response provided us with the following;

1). Yes, the Audited Financial Statements for Volleyball South Africa for 2014 – 2015 financial year is attached.

2). Yes, the Department has a stable relationship with Volleyball South Africa. Through the support provided by the Department, Volleyball’s focus has been providing opportunities for participation in Volleyball in rural, local, district, provincial and national levels. The specific focus areas have been in the following:

a) Development of administrators, coaches and referees. (Indoor and Beach Volleyball)

b) Developing women’s’ participation at all levels of volleyball. (Indoor and Beach Volleyball)

c) Developing volleyball for people with disabilities.

d) Developing and encouraging youth participation.

19 March 2021 - NW523

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1).Whether any staff member in his department (a) performed work outside normal working hours in addition to the responsibilities related to his or her work in the past five financial years and (b) has been performing such work during the period 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, in each case, how is it determined whether such work is being performed or not; if so, in each case, (i) what number of staff members and (ii) in what job and/or work categories are the specified staff members employed; (2).whether approval for such work was obtained in each case; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what is the policy of his department in this regard, (b) by whom are such applications considered and approved, (c) what number of contraventions of this policy were brought to the attention of the National Treasury in the past five financial years and (d) what steps have been taken against the transgressors?

Reply:

1. (a). Yes, the Department had staff who undertook Remunerative Work Outside the Public Sector.

(b)(i) and (ii) Approval for Remunerative Work is valid for a period of 12 months; awareness is conducted that no work should be done without the approval of the Executive Authority, in line with the Public Service Code of Conduct, and Public Service Regulations of 2016. The CIPC database is checked to identify all companies aligned to officials via their identity number. The Central Database at National Treasury (CDNT) is checked for active companies aligned to officials.

(b)(i)

Financial Year

Total

2014-15

0

2015-16

1

2016-17

8

2017-18

15

2018-19

11

2019-20

19

(b)(ii)

Financial Year

Job Category

a) 2015-16[01 April 2015-30 March 2016]

Director: Heraldry

2015-16 Total [1]

a) 2016-17[01 April 2016-30 March 2017]

Admin Clerk

b) 2016-17[01 April 2016-30 March 2017]

Deputy Director: Design

c) 2016-17[01 April 2016-30 March 2017]

Deputy Director: Executive Liaison/ Support

d) 2016-17[01 April 2016-30 March 2017]

Deputy Director: Preservation

e) 2016-17[01 April 2016-30 March 2017]

Director: Cultural Development

f) 2016-17[01 April 2016-30 March 2017]

Director: Terminology Coordination

g) 2016-17[01 April 2016-30 March 2017]

ASD: EAP

h) 2016-17[01 April 2016-30 March 2017]

Deputy Director Touring Ventures-MGE

2016-17 Total [8]

a) 2017-18[01 April 2017 -31 March 2018]

Director- Heritage Promotion [ Ex-DAC employee]

b) 2017-18[01 April 2017 -31 March 2018]

Deputy Director Corp Service[DDG's Office] - [Ex-DAC]

c) 2017-18[01 April 2017 -31 March 2018]

Deputy Director Human Resource Development

d) 2017-18[01 April 2017 -31 March 2018]

Administration Officer

e) 2017-18[01 April 2017 -31 March 2018]

Deputy Director- Language Planning

f) 2017-18[01 April 2017 -31 March 2018]

Director - Language Planning

g) 2017-18[01 April 2017 -31 March 2018]

Deputy Director- Institutional Policy

h) 2017-18[01 April 2017 -31 March 2018]

Assist Director- Employee Wellness

i) 2017-18[01 April 2017 -31 March 2018]

Director - Finance Admin [ Ex-DAC]

j) 2017-18[01 April 2017 -31 March 2018]

Director: Terminology Coordination

k) 2017-18[01 April 2017 -31 March 2018]

Principal Archivist [ ASD]

l) 2017-18[01 April 2017 -31 March 2018]

Ambassador International Relations - EX- DAC

m) 2017-18[01 April 2017 -31 March 2018]

Registration Clerk

n) 2017-18[01 April 2017 -31 March 2018]

Ministry- Consultant [Ex-DAC]

o) 2017-18[01 April 2017 -31 March 2018]

Deputy Director - Cult Development

2017-18 Total [15]

a) 2018-19 [01 April 2018-30 March 2019]

Director: Bureau of Heraldry

b) 2018-19 [01 April 2018-30 March 2019]

Admin Officer

c) 2018-19 [01 April 2018-30 March 2019]

Director: Terminology Coordination

d) 2018-19 [01 April 2018-30 March 2019]

Registration Clerk

e) 2018-19 [01 April 2018-30 March 2019]

Director: Internal Audit

f) 2018-19 [01 April 2018-30 March 2019]

Deputy Director: Corporate Services Support

g) 2018-19 [01 April 2018-30 March 2019]

Deputy Director Human Resource Development

h) 2018-19 [01 April 2018-30 March 2019]

Director: Cultural Development

i) 2018-19 [01 April 2018-30 March 2019]

Principal Archivist

j) 2018-19 [01 April 2018-30 March 2019]

Deputy Director: ACPD

k) 2018-19 [01 April 2018-30 March 2019]

Director: Language Planning

2018-19 Total [11]

Financial Year

Job Category

a) 2019-20[01 April 2019-30 March 2020]

Chief Language Practitioner

b) 2019-20[01 April 2019-30 March 2020]

Chief Language Practitioner

c) 2019-20[01 April 2019-30 March 2020]

Admin Officer

d) 2019-20[01 April 2019-30 March 2020]

Principal Language Practitioner

e) 2019-20[01 April 2019-30 March 2020]

Principal Language Practitioner

f) 2019-20[01 April 2019-30 March 2020]

Deputy Director: Preservation

g) 2019-20[01 April 2019-30 March 2020]

Principal Language Practitioner

h) 2019-20[01 April 2019-30 March 2020]

Chief Language Practitioner

i) 2019-20[01 April 2019-30 March 2020]

Principal Language Practitioner

j) 2019-20[01 April 2019-30 March 2020]

Deputy Director : Craft

k) 2019-20[01 April 2019-30 March 2020]

Deputy Director Human Resource Development

l) 2019-20[01 April 2019-30 March 2020]

Principal Archivist

m) 2019-20[01 April 2019-30 March 2020]

Director : Language Planning

n) 2019-20[01 April 2019-30 March 2020]

Director: Terminology Coordination

o) 2019-20[01 April 2019-30 March 2020]

Assistant Director Employee wellness

p) 2019-20[01 April 2019-30 March 2020]

Director Cultural Development

q) 2019-20[01 April 2019-30 March 2020]

Deputy Director: Infrastructure Support

r) 2019-20[01 April 2019-30 March 2020]

Registration Clerk

s) 2019-20[01 April 2019-30 March 2020]

Deputy Director: Forensic Audit

2019-20 Total [19]

(2). Yes, approval was granted for all listed officials.

(a). The policy requires that written approval is granted by the Executive Authority.

(b). The immediate superior reviews and endorses the approval, the application is referred to the Ethics Committee, recommendation to approve are sent to the Accounting Officer, who then provides final recommendation to the Executive Authority.

(c). One, the matter was resolved.

(d). The official resigned as a Director of the company, after a letter to institute disciplinary action was issued to her.

19 March 2021 - NW465

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(a). On what date last has each building under the care of the Iziko Museums of South Africa been painted and (b) how regularly does the five-year plan suggest that the specified buildings should be painted?

Reply:

a) The exterior of the Iziko Koopmans de Wet Museum was painted in 2010, the Iziko Slave Lodge was painted in February 2020 and the façade of the Bo-Kaap Museum was painted in October 2020. The Custodian (DPWI) of state-owned buildings funded only the painting of the exterior of the Iziko Slave Lodge and did not fund the painting of any other buildings over the past ten years.

b) The Five-year Conservation and Maintenance Plan states that the paint and decorative finishes of the external walls require a complete repaint every five years. The external woodwork should be repainted every three to five years.

19 March 2021 - NW436

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

Whether he has taken any steps to deal with the alleged racism in South African cricket since the revelations by a certain person (name furnished) on the manner that he was treated while playing for the South African national team; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Yes, I have engaged Cricket South Africa on the alleged racism in South African cricket. To this end Cricket South Africa has indicated that it is taking restorative steps towards ensuring that all issues of discrimination brought up by former cricket players will indeed be attended to.

The Interim Board of Cricket South Africa has endorsed the rollout programme of the Social Justice and Nation Building Project and Mr. Makhaya Ntini remains an integral part of the rollout of this programme and the specific issues that he raised will be handled as part of the processes of the office of the ombudsperson.

Once ready, the Social Justice and Nation Building Project rollout process will begin with public hearings, which will culminate to a report and action plan by the Independent Cricket Ombudsman.

19 March 2021 - NW464

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(a). What total number of curatorial positions in the various collections are vacant at present at the Iziko Museums of South Africa and (b)(i) how long have the specified positions been vacant and (ii) what has he found to be the reason(s) for this?

Reply:

a) There are 20 curatorial positions. There are 5 vacancies

b) (i) One position since 2016 and four since 2020 to date

(ii) There have been retirements and resignations. The institution was in the process of filling some of these positions with the limited funding it had but the global pandemic struck and financial austerity measures were imposed by National Treasury. This has severely affected the recruitment of staff at the Iziko Museums of South Africa.

19 March 2021 - NW463

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

In light of the Annual Report of the Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko) wherein it was stated that R9,5 million was spent on plans from an architectural firm to provide Iziko with five-year plans, (a) on what date was the specified amount paid and (b) what annual amount was spent on the buildings under Iziko`s care since the specified date?

Reply:

a) Payments were made according to the project plan in the contract with the appointed Architectural firm from 2016/2017 financial year to date.

b) Since 2016/2017 the Iziko Museums of South Africa spent R2 004 651 on day to day maintenance. Iziko has spent R 7 996 395 on the Conservation Maintenance plan to date.

19 March 2021 - NW270

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

What (a) are the relevant details of his department’s plan for distributing the relief grant to artists and (b) have been the major stumbling blocks towards ensuring that the relief grant reaches as many artists as possible?

Reply:

A). The department had reprioritized funds and set aside R150 million towards relief efforts for arts practitioners. The disbursement of these funds was implemented through calls for applications. To date, three phases of call outs have been made, with the third one still in process. It is anticipated that no less than 9000 artists would have benefitted from the interventions.

b). The challenges experienced have mainly centred around verification of applicants by different state structures that are offering similar benefits in order to avoid double dipping to ensure the limited funds reach as many beneficiaries as possible.

19 March 2021 - NW297

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture”

(1). With reference to the Iziko Museum, (a) what are the relevant details of the Court Yard project, (b) on what date was the project approved, (c) what was the budget allocation, (d) what work needed to be done, (e) on what date was it supposed to be completed and (f) what is the total amount that has been spent; (2). whether the project (a) has been completed and (b) is currently in use; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1). (a).

Project Name : COURTYARD PROJECT

Public Entity : IZIKO SOUTH AFRICAN MUSEUM

Location : The Company Gardens, Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, Western Cape.

The Museum building complex is sited within the Company Gardens and comprises several interlinked buildings which range from the historically significant, main entrance building, (Block A), through the various infill additions and extensions to the early 1980’s, heavily serviced, late brutalist Courtyard Building, (Block C).

Work under this contract extends throughout this complex and involves specialised heritage work in the oldest building on the entrance side, incorporates work to some of the earlier interlinking buildings previously altered and extended, includes work to the high ceilinged Whale Well. The work focusses mainly on the mountain side Courtyard Building (Block C) which is extensively updated, upgraded, structurally strengthened and extended with construction of five floors on piled foundations within the internal courtyard carrying new sixth and seventh floors which cantilever over the original building.

Project Description, scope and objectives:

The project was undertaken to increase the research collections’ storage capacity, to update safety services and to expand the visitor experience.

Alterations and additions were undertaken to update, extend and complement existing museum facilities, including those for the receiving, preparation, research, safe keeping, conservation and select display of scientific natural history specimens. Considerable additional specialized protected storage has been provided, much with close climate control. Also provided are new education and conference facilities, laboratories and management facilities. All services within Blocks C and D have been updated and fire safety in particular has been significantly improved with the range of fire suppression systems implemented including water, foam and inert gas systems. Electronic access control, monitoring and low UV energy efficient lighting is provided.

Work comprised alterations and restoration of various areas within the historic buildings (comprising Blocks A and B) of the Museum Complex; installation of digital display lighting and construction of a new plant room at roof level within the Whale Well (Block B); stripping, alterations and extensive reconstruction of the 1980’s research and collection building, (Block C) and the construction within its courtyard of a new five storey infill structure on extensive piled foundations.

This infill structure supports the new sixth floor which cantilevers over the existing building and houses a multi-purpose, sub-divisible conference facility with breakaway and entertainment areas and a full catering kitchen. Above this the new top, seventh floor accommodates meeting rooms and the executive offices of the eleven national museums in Cape Town, Iziko Museums of South Africa.

Block D, (the building with its two courtyards, which link Block C and the Planetarium) is extensively reconfigured for education facilities and offices, with one light well repurposed as a usable, planted courtyard and the other courtyard roofed, provided with Amphitheatre style seating and integrated with the adjacent classrooms and meeting areas.

New fire protection services installed as part of the works include fail-safe pumped water storage, gas, foam and sprinkler fire suppression systems; energy efficient reverse-cycle heating, ventilation and air conditioning; interactive digital touch-screen displays, two new passenger lifts and a new goods lift; computerised bio-metric access control, digital security cameras, a stand by generator and new electrical, security and alarm infrastructure. Low energy consumption lighting with minimal damaging ultra-violet light output has been installed.

Facilities includes:

  • specialised storage and conservation facilities for specimens preserved in volatile, flammable and hazardous substances which make extensive use of mobile racking to maximise efficiency, and
  • specialised, separate safe marine mammal and terrestrial vertebrates wet dissection areas with purpose made tables incorporating down draft extraction for health and safety reasons, served by a travelling mono-rail crane which links to new cold and freezer rooms, the high hazard tank storage facility and vehicle loading docks,
  • the fossil specimen preparation laboratory,
  • taxidermy, maceration and specimen preparation areas,
  • workshop, display preparation, spray-room and associated design facilities,
  • conference facilities, breakaway rooms, catering facilities and support functions,
  • education facilities and classrooms, including roofing and internalising a courtyard for teaching purposes,
  • removal of redundant facilities and structure to provide additional display and teaching facilities in Blocks A and B,
  • the executive, finance and administration offices,
  • the research and special collections library,
  • the bio-diversity teaching and demonstration laboratory,
  • scanning electric microscope room and digital X-ray room.

Inert gas, foam or water fire suppression systems, appropriate to the various collections protect these areas and two on-site water storage tanks on piled foundations with autonomous pumps ensure adequate supply, independent of external power or water to separate fire hydrant, hose reel and sprinkler systems. Ground water has been tapped for reticulated for irrigation purposes.

(b). The project was approved on the 20th May 2005 (as per Procurement Instruction document)

(c). The budget allocated was R 339 303 043.19

(d). The work needed to be done was specialised storage and the other facilities noted above were required, obsolete infrastructure and services needed to be updated, fire and general safety and security improved and the structure of the building strengthened as this was showing stress cracks and signs of overloading before any new facilities were added. Some inappropriate modifications to the buildings needed to be removed, original spaces reinstated and their building fabric restored.

Inadequate fire suppression systems in Blocks C and D needed upgrading and replacement with energy efficient systems.

(e). The Original Practical Completion Date was 30 June 2014

Contract Commencement Date and duration: 29 June 2012. (24 months) Site Handover Date: 14 January 2013 (Award delayed due to adjudication process & non-availability of site).

(f). The total amount that has been spent including professional fees is R 319 403 705, 55

2.(a). The project/works reached the stage of practical completion in terms of the building contract on 14 August 2020 when the last few areas of the works were handed over to the User Department. The contractor is currently attending to snags prior to achievement of the contractual stage of Works Completion, anticipated to be achieved by end March 2021 with Final Completion early in July 2021.

(b). Yes, it is currently in use

19 March 2021 - NW298

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture”

With reference to the Iziko Museum, (a) how long has the Michaelis Collection been stored, (b) where is it stored and (c) what is it worth?

Reply:

(a). The Collection has been in storage since 31 December 2015.

(b). The Michaelis Collection is stored in the Iziko storerooms for security reasons.

(c). For security reasons, the Iziko Museums would not like to disclose the value of the said Collections.

19 March 2021 - NW299

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1). With reference to the Iziko Museum, on what date (a) will the electrical and other problems of the Old Town House be fixed and (b) will the building be reopened to the public; (2).(a). who is the person responsible for maintenance of the specified house and (b) what are the reasons that it has not been done; (3). whether there is a timeline to finish the upgrading; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a). The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) is the custodian in terms of section 4 of the Government Immovable Asset Management Act (GIAMA), 2007 (Act no. 19 of 2007 and in terms of the Day to Day Maintenance Guidelines must pay “for services which falls within the scope of the Day to Day Maintenance Services obliged for an amount exceeding R100 000”, this amount was previously R30 000.

In terms of GIAMA, the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) is the user and is required to fund day to day maintenance of R100 000 and less for buildings, including Iziko Old Townhouse (IOTH), occupied by Iziko Museums, one of its public entities. So when there were two electrical fires at IOTH that caused the closure of the building, Iziko Museums immediately attended to the repairs required which amounted to about R55 000.00 and due to the age of the building also commissioned an Architect to inspect and estimate the scope of work further electrical work required. The assessment was that the electrical wiring needed to be replaced as it was a fire hazard. DPWI was informed accordingly.

An Architect with heritage experience was appointed to manage the repair and maintenance project to address safety issues to ensure that the IOTH infrastructure is compliant with health and safety requirements.

(b). The building will be reopened to the public once the building has been declared compliant in terms of health and safety requirements.

2(a). As indicated in paragraph (1)(a) above, the Minister of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has been appointed as the custodian of the immovable assets which vest in the national sphere of government and is thus the caretaker of the state-owned building IOTH in terms of GIAMA. In terms of the Day to Day Maintenance Guidelines, DPWI is responsible for all work exceeding R100 000 and as the user, DSAC is responsible for all work costing R100 000 and the Department has delegated this responsibility to Iziko Museums.

(b). This work exceeds R100 000, so this question should be posed to the Minister of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) who is appointed as custodian of state-owned buildings and, in terms of GIAMA section 4(2), is the caretaker of state-owned buildings such as the IOTH and thus responsible for repairs and maintenance of R100 000 and more and specifically those projects related to health and safety.

(3). As indicated in paragraph (1)(a) above, the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture is not the custodian of state-owned buildings and as user is only required to fund repairs and maintenance projects of R100 000 and below, but DSAC has nevertheless previously allocated R9.51million to develop a five-year Conservation and Maintenance Plan for the nine state-owned buildings occupied by Iziko Museums so Architects developed the following documents for each of the nine buildings:

  • As-Built Drawings;
  • An Existing Building Condition Report;
  • A Conservation Management Plan; and
  • A five-year Conservation and Maintenance Plan.

In terms of the South African National Heritage Resources Act, 1999 (Act No. 25 of 1999), all heritage buildings must be managed in terms of a Conservation and Maintenance Plan (CMP) to protect the heritage resource. The CMP for the nine buildings submitted to the provincial authority Heritage Western Cape (HWC) for approval, but only eight were approved as the CMP for one building had been mislaid.

Although not required, DSAC also allocated R1 509 248, 00 for the repair and maintenance of buildings occupied by Iziko Museums. A Project Manager with architectural and heritage experience was appointed and applications for repair and renovation permits were submitted to HWC in terms of the South African National Heritage Resources Act, 1999 (Act No. 25 of 1999).

A project implementation plan was developed and the project brief for the tender to appoint a Contractor to carry out repair and renovation, including painting services, at IOTH and other buildings occupied by Iziko. The Contractor for the repair and renovation and painting services for buildings occupied by Iziko Museums, including IOTH, will be appointed by 30 April 2021.

As DPWI did not allocate funding for this health and safety project, DSAC also allocated the amount of R4 395 212 for the electrical wiring that must be replaced at IOTH as it was a fire hazard.

Although HWC had approved a permit for repair and maintenance as well as the CMP for IOTH, Iziko Museums was informed that a further permit application is required for the electrical repairs. The tender documentation to appoint a Contractor to do the electrical repairs has been prepared, but it cannot be advertised until the permit approval is received as there might be further stipulations from HWC that would need to be incorporated in the scope of work, as was the case with the permit applications for painting the buildings.

HWC issued permits for the repair and renovation of IOTH as well as other buildings occupied by Iziko more than a year after Iziko Museums had submitted the applications, so timelines are dependent on how long HWC will take to issue a permit for electrical work to be carried out at IOTH.

19 March 2021 - NW327

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Whether any (a) sports teams and/or (b) individuals participating in the Tokyo Olympic Games will have to pay fully and/or partially for the cost to participate in the games; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (i) to which teams and/or athletes does this pertain, (ii) what number of persons are affected, (iii) what are the reasons that the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee will not be covering the full cost for each team and/or individual to participate and (iv) what is the breakdown of the costs for each team and/or individual, including (aa) flights, (bb) accommodation and (cc) any other specified costs? NW331

Reply:

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee in its response indicated the following;

a). No, sports teams and/or individuals as members of Team South Africa participating in the Tokyo Olympic Games will not have to pay fully and/or partially for the cost to participate in the games.

(i)(ii).The position in this regard is that the SASCOC mandate is to deliver Team South Africa to multi-coded games and therefore funding must be sourced to cover the cost for Team delivery. SASCOC is working hard to secure the necessary funding to deliver the team to Tokyo.

(iii). However, if SASCOC is not successful in raising all the required funding to deliver the team to Tokyo the SASCOC General Assembly, at its AGM on 23 November 2019 resolved that should SASCOC not raise all the required funding, the participating National Federations will raise the necessary funding to assist SASCOC to deliver Team South Africa to Tokyo.

(iv). The budget is being reworked based on sponsors being signed and other potential funders so a cost per team member should be available mid-March 2021.

 

19 March 2021 - NW328

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1).Whether the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee intends to send any officials to the Tokyo Olympics; if not, why not; if so, what (a) total number of officials, (b) are their names and positions in each case and (c) will be the cost to send each specified official, including (i) flight costs, (ii) accommodation costs and (iii) any other specified costs; (2). Whether any of the specified athletes will be subsidising any official; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, which officials will be subsidised?

Reply:

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee in its response indicated the following;

1). As per the IOC/Tokyo accreditation guidelines, officials (management, coaches, mechanics, grooms, doctors, physiotherapists and administrators) form part of the overall team and are essential to ensure athlete performance.

(a). SASCOC will only know the final number of officials once all athletes and teams have qualified.

(b). The names and positions of the officials will only be known by mid-June 2021 at final team announcement.

(c). All countries receive a travel grant from Tokyo to cover all team members (athletes and officials). All team members stay at an Athlete Games Village at no cost. This includes full board and lodging.

2). Athletes will not be subsiding any official that is part of Team SA. Officials are part of Team South Africa as part of support to the athletes. As per IOC/IF Guidelines all teams, need support of management, coaches and medical to enable athletes to focus on their optimal performance.

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee provided the tables below illustrating the breakdown of athletes and officials.

 

19 March 2021 - NW686

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Chetty, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any entity reporting to him makes use of private security firms; if not; what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case what is the (i) name of each firm, (ii) purpose, (iii) value and (iv) duration of each specified contract? (NW804E)

Reply:

a) Yes my Department makes use of private security firms as outlined below:-

(i)Name

(ii)Purpose

(iii)Value

(iv)Duration

Pristo Response Trading

Provision of a twenty-four hour security service at four Departmental sites.

R43 071 939.83

Three years – 29 June 2018 – 30 May 2021.

       

Cardura Security

Provision of a twenty four hour security service at Regent Place.

R4 176 000.00

Three years –

1 March 2019 – 28 February 2022.

       

(b). Yes Entities under my Department makes use of private security firms as outlined below-:

i) ENTITY

ii) NAME OF FIRM

iii) PURPOSE OF CONTRACT

iv) VALUE

v) DURATION

Iziko Museums of South Africa

Fidelity Security Services

Guarding services at the various Museums.

R113 168.54 per month

Month to month basis

 

ADT

Alarm monitoring and response services at buildings occupied by Iziko Museums.

R15 371.86 per month

Month to month basis

A tender for the services has been concluded and an agreement will be signed between the preferred service provider and Iziko Museums.

Ditsong Museums of South Africa

Senegal Security CC.

To meet all requirements of DMSA in terms of physical security access control. The purpose

of access control is to prevent the unauthorized access and egress of persons/vehicles and

the bringing in of any dangerous objects onto DMSA premises in order to safeguard the

people, the property, assets and buildings.

R 49 185 196

Thirty-Six (36) Months with effective from 1 November 2019.

Afikaanse Taalmuseum en monument

Drakenstein Security Services and CCTV Room (Pty) Ltd

Security guards for the Taalmonument and Amphitheatre for night shift

R 1 985 688

3 years

Expired on 31 December 2020

 

Baruch Security Services

Security guards for the Taalmonument and Amphitheatre for night shift

R 1 336 209

3 years

Active from 1 January 2021

Freedom Park

Elihle/Titanium Security Services

General access control and guarding services

R 12 755 026.

3 years (effective from 01 December 2019 to 30 November 2022

Kwazulu Natal Museum

Delta Force Security

To provide security at the Old St Anne’s Hospital property. The property is the site earmarked for the new KZN Museum building. Outsourced security is required while the project is at the planning and design stage. Security arrangements will change as soon as the site is handed over to a building contractor.

R9 016.00 per month.

Month to month contract.

National Museum

National security

Provision of armed response, monitoring of emergency services and annual maintenance

R 392 462.34

5 years

1 August 2019 to 31 August 2024

 

Stallion

Guarding services for the museum

R 1 765 060.16

3 years

1 February 2021 to 31 January 2024

Nelson Mandela Museum

Tyeks Security Services

To provide security guard services in order to maintain security on site, and ensure access control in the museum

R 8 000 018.07

 

3 year fixed contract

uMsunduzi museum

Siyejabula Security Solution cc

To provide security guard services in order to maintain security on site, and ensure access control is in place

R 1 270 980.00

3 years

 

ADT

To provide Alarm monitoring and armed response.

  R69 386.37.

24 Months

 

Sizowakha Security and Cleaning Services cc

To provide security guard services in order to maintain security on site, and ensure access control is in place.

R1 113 133,41

3 years

War Museum of the Boer-Republic

Fidelity Security Services

To provide 24-hour guard on ground and guard in the museum when open

R 356 524.68

7 Months

William Humphreys Art Gallery

Gate to Door Security

To monitor the building

R 70 392.00

2 years

Luthuli Museum

Siyajabula Security Services

To provide security to the organisation

R 1,474,483.32

3 years

Robben Island Museum

G4S Security Services

Rendering of Security Services in safe guarding Robben Island Museum's properties and assets in Murray's Harbour, Nelson Mandela Gateway, Jetty 1 and Quay 501, including Cash Collection

R10 291 783.49

2 years

 

Khuselani Security & Risk Management

Rendering of Security Services in safe guarding Robben Island Museum's properties and assets in Murray's Harbour, Nelson Mandela Gateway, Jetty 1 and Quay 501.

R19 673 535.09

5 years

 

Prosec security services

Rendering of Security Services in safe guarding Robben Island Museum's properties and assets in Murray's Harbour, Nelson Mandela Gateway, Jetty 1 and Quay 501.

R19 673 535.09

2 years 9 months

 

City security cc

Rendering of Security Services in safe guarding Robben Island Museum's properties and assets in Murray's Harbour, Nelson Mandela Gateway, Jetty 1 and Quay 501.

R15 022 224.00

3 years

         

South African Heritage Resources Agency

ADT

Alarm installation, monitoring and armed response to Paarl office and buildings

R 3 030.00 p/m

Month to month

 

BC security solutions

Farm patrol

R 456 000.00

24 months

 

Security SA

On-site physical security for securing of vulnerable building structures

R504 576.00

12 months

 

Qamata Trading projects

Security services at Old Resi-dency in King Williams Town

R 414 000,00

24 months

 

Suidpunt Sekuriteit

Alarm installation and moni-toring of Struisbaai units

R 321.00/Per month

Month to month

 

Bokwe’s security services

Service Provider to provide physical security services at SAHRA Head Office

R778 073,76

36 months

South African Institute

for Drug Free Sport

No private security appointed

The South African Drug Free Sport Institution has no private security at its premises

N/A

N/A

Pansalb

No private security appointed

The language Board does not use private security the Landlord provide for the service

N/A

N/A

Boxing South Africa

No private security appointed

The Boxing South Africa has no private security at its premises

N/A

N/A

AMAZWI South

Museum of Literature

Hi-Tec Security

Monitoring of intruder security system, armed response and Monitoring of fire alarms

Approximately R50 000.00 per year.

Ongoing contract

NLSA

Eldna security services

Provision of security services at Pretoria campus

R 7 583,263.30

3 years

 

Eldna security services

Provision of services at Cape Town campus

R 5, 690,038.44

3 years

South African Library for the Blind

The Library do not have private security at its premises

N/A

N/A

N/A

National Arts Council

Khokhotiva General Services (Pty) Ltd

To provide 24 Hour Protection Service at the council

R398 600,00

12 Months

National Film video and Foundation

Satenga Security Services (Pty) Ltd

The company provides security services which include monitoring access control into the premises where the NFVF rents office space.

R321 540.00

12 Months

National Heritage

The Council do not have private security at its premises the landlord provide for that service

N/A

N/A

N/A

PACOFS

Ignite security

Provision of security services. 

R4 640 400 for a period of three (3) years

3 years

South African State Theatre

Cardura Trading Enterprise

Security provision

R13,634,348.13

36 months

The Playhouse Company

Excellerate Services (Pty) Ltd

To safeguard employees, patrons, service providers, movable assets and property at The Playhouse Company buildings.

R 9 926 139 for the 3 year contract

3 years

ARTSCAPE

Afri Guard (Pty) Ltd

To provide security at the premises

R 12 186 334.08

3 years

The Market Theatre Foundation

Rise Security

To provide general security for the premises

R6 312 017.66

3 years

 

Fidelity ADT

To provide with armed response to the premises

R81 900.00

3 years

19 March 2021 - NW650

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

NATIONAL ASSEMBL1. (a). How long has the Bertram House been closed, (b) what are the reasons for the closure and (c) on what date will it reopen; 2. on what date will the marks on the Koopmans De Wet House indicating water leaks since October 2020 be attended to; 3. whether there has been proper inspection to see if there are indeed leaks; if not, why not; if so, (a) who conducted the inspection and (b) on what date? QUESTION NO. 650-2021 FOR WRITTEN REPLY INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO.06- 2021: Date of publication – 05 March 2021 “Mrs V van Dyk (DA): to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture” (a). How long has the Bertram House been closed, (b) what are the reasons for the closure and (c) on what date will it reopen; on what date will the marks on the Koopmans De Wet House indicating water leaks since October 2020 be attended to; whether there has been proper inspection to see if there are indeed leaks; if not, why not; if so, (a) who conducted the inspection and (b) on what date? NW768E REPLY: (1).(a). Iziko Bertram House (IBH) has been closed since August 2015. (b). The closure was as a result of a health and safety hazard, where part of a ceiling dislodged making it unsafe for the public and staff. (c). It is scheduled to reopen Iziko Bertram House in April 2021. (2). The marks on the wall is as a result of a roof leak. In terms of the DPWI Guidelines for Day to Day Maintenance paragraph 5.2; repair work to roofs and waterproofing must be attended to by the DPWI. The DPWI conducted inspections and scheduled a Contractor for week of 15 March 2021 to attend to the leak. (3)(a). An inspection was conducted by Architects with heritage expertise. (b). On 7 and 21 October 2020 the Iziko Security Health and Safety Officer conducted the inspection and the Architects conducted inspections on 12 and 13 November 2020.

Reply:

(1).(a). Iziko Bertram House (IBH) has been closed since August 2015.

(b). The closure was as a result of a health and safety hazard, where part of a ceiling dislodged making it unsafe for the public and staff.

(c). It is scheduled to reopen Iziko Bertram House in April 2021.

(2). The marks on the wall is as a result of a roof leak. In terms of the DPWI Guidelines for Day to Day Maintenance paragraph 5.2; repair work to roofs and waterproofing must be attended to by the DPWI. The DPWI conducted inspections and scheduled a Contractor for week of 15 March 2021 to attend to the leak.

(3)(a). An inspection was conducted by Architects with heritage expertise.

(b). On 7 and 21 October 2020 the Iziko Security Health and Safety Officer conducted the inspection and the Architects conducted inspections on 12 and 13 November 2020.

19 March 2021 - NW648

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

1.(a). Who is supposed to maintain the Rust en Vreugd gardens and (b) how regularly is the maintenance done; 2. whether there are any window panes missing; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, on what date will the window panes be fixed? NW766E

Reply:

1.(a). Iziko Museums maintain the gardens

(b). Iziko’s Maintenance team attends to daily garden maintenance. A Service Provider specialising in tree felling is scheduled quarterly to cut the trees.

2. There is one window pane missing at a height of more than 4 metres at Iziko Rust en Vreugd (IR&V). In terms of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure Guidelines for Day to Day Maintenance paragraph 4.3, any infrastructural services/ work three metres above the ground cannot be executed by the User Department. A Contractor is being appointed to perform repair and maintenance of the exterior of IR&V, so the broken window pane will be repaired as part of the project. The Contractor will be appointed by the end April 2021.

19 March 2021 - NW639

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Denner, Ms H to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With reference to the name change process of Port Elizabeth, King William’s Town, Uitenhage and MaClear in the Eastern Cape, what is the total projected cost on (a) national, (b) provincial and (c) municipal level to implement the name changes to (i) Gqeberha, (ii) Qonce, (iii) Kariega and (iv) Nqanqarhu respectively; 2. whether provision has been made for the specified name changes in the respective budgets on the three levels of government; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; 3. whether any impact study was conducted on the cost of the name changes for local businesses; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(a). No cost is projected at the national level to implement the name changes to (i) Gqeberha (ii) Qonce, (iii) Kariega and (iv) Nqanqarhu, respectively. The Department has a national programme to transform South Africa’s heritage landscape through the transformation of colonial and apartheid symbolism reflected in statues, monuments and place names all over South Africa.

The cost of this national programme is budgeted for within the departmental allocations from the national fiscus. There are no extra funds allocated to any sphere of government to fund these name changes specifically.

(b). The provincial government in the Eastern Cape funds the programme of the transformation of its naming landscape from its share of the provincial treasury allocations, including implementing the name changes to (i) Gqeberha (ii)Qonce, (iii) Kariega and (iv) Nqanqarhu, respectively.

(c) Municipal authorities responsible for implementing the name changes to (i) Gqeberha (ii) Qonce, (iii) Kariega and (iv) Nqanqarhu, respectively will fund activities relating to the changed names from their existing budget allocations.

19 March 2021 - NW649

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

What is the total number of the Iziko Museum (a) board members who have actual knowledge and qualifications in arts and (b) buildings that have reopened after they were closed following the COVID-19 lockdown? NW767E

Reply:

a) nAdvocate Rod Solomons – Advocate focussing on constitutional; human rights; corporate governance and corporate matters. Previous Head of Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in the Western Cape that included being in charge of museums, he was instrumental in forming various public entities in the arts & culture sector; served on the National Film & Video Foundation council.

Advocate Judith Leshabane – Advocate focussing on labour relations, human rights issues, policy, contracts and refugees. Chairperson of the National Museum in Bloemfontein Council.

Mr Dumisani Dlamini – Chartered Accountant and previous CFO of the National Arts Council and current CFO of SANPARKS and appointed to the Accounting Standards Board. Expertise in governance, turnaround strategies, risk management, financial management, asset management and tourism.

Professor Pitika Ntuli – 2 Post Graduate Degrees in Fine Arts, he is an accomplished expert in the arts and culture arena and served on various bodies and structures in this field

Mr Krishna Govender – Chartered Accountant; he was previous a CFO of Supersport, expertise in strategy, business process improvement, financial modelling and policy reviews and process-engineering.

Ms Sijabulile Makhathini – Chartered Accountant; expertise in governance, risk management, financial management.

Ms Magdalene Moonsamy – Lawyer; Deputy Chairperson of the African Peer Review Mechanism and previous Chief Operations Officer of the National Youth Development Agency.

Mr Popo Masilo – Lawyer; Chairperson of the William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberly.

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19 March 2021 - NW638

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Denner, Ms H to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With reference to the name changes of Port Elizabeth to Gqeberha, King William’s Town to Qonce, Uitenhage to Kariega and MaClear Town to Nqanqarhu, what (a) total number of representations and/or comments were received by (i) the Geographical Name Change Committee tasked with the name change process and (ii) his Office following the advertisements of the name changes as required by legislation during the different stages of the process, (b) number of the specified comments were (i) in favour of and (ii) against the specified changes and (c) are the reasons that the comments against the name changes were not taken into account?

Reply:

(1) The Eastern Cape Provincial Geographical Names Committee conducted public hearings as followings:

  1. Raymond Mhlaba Sport Centre on 13 November 2018
  2. Port Elizabeth City Hall 14 November 2018
  3. Uitenhage Town Hall 20 November 2018
  4. Chatty Community Hall 21 November 2018
  5. Nangoza Jebe Hall 22 November 2018
  6. Maclear Town Hall 27 February 2019
  7. King Williamstown Town Hall 19 November 2019
  8. Berlin Town Hall 21 November 2019
  9. East London City Hall 26 November 2019.

During these public consultations the name Nelson Mandela and Bhayi were also proposed for Port Elizabeth. However, the name Bhayi was disqualified as it was argued that it was just a translation of the word Baai. The name Nelson Mandela was disqualified as it was argued that it was overused in South Africa and the President Mandela never resided in the city. The counting of objections was never carried out as the sessions were not treated as referenda.

(1 and 11) The department has received twelve objections at the time this reply was being written from the public following the gazetting of the name changes on the 22nd of February 2021.

(b) on the number of comments for and against the name change. Section 10 of the South African Geographical Names Act 118 of 1998 provides for objections to the gazetted names but not for those who support the name changes hence no details of those who support the name changes were collected.

(c) As stated above the reasons given for the disqualification of the name Nelson Mandela was that the name was overused in South Africa and that President Mandela never lived in Port Elizabeth. The name Bhayi was disqualified because it was argued that the name Bhayi is a translation of the Afrikaans word Baai referring to any bay.

 

05 March 2021 - NW202

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

With reference to his reply to question 2566 on 26 November 2020, regarding questions 954, 955, 956, 960, 1173, and 1175 on what date is it envisaged that he will furnish Mr. Krumbock with the requested information?

Reply:

Question 954, 955, 956, 960, and 1173 were responded to and feedback on question no.1175 from SASCOC is still pending and a reminder for urgent response has been sent.

National Assembly.

Recommended.

QUESTION No. 226-2021

FOR WRITTE REPLY

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO.1-2021, DATE OF PUBLICATION 11 FEBRUARY 2021:

Mr TW Mhlongo (DA): TO ASK THE MINISTER OF SPORT, ARTS AND CULTURE:

(1) Whether with reference to his department’s first phase and second phase relief funding; his department conducted an audit of the R150 million relief funding; if not why not; if so what are the relevant details,

(2) a) who was appointed to audit the relief fund books, (b) what was the reasons that his department did not appoint an independent audit company, (c) what total amount was given to the sports trust to administer on behalf of his department and (d) has he found the appointments of the sports trust to be fair;

(3) whether all the relevant procedures, processes and regulations in appointing the sports trust were followed; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so what are the terms of reference of the trust? NW 229E

REPLY

  1. So far, only the first phase has been audited. The rollout of the entire R150 million has not been concluded and it is expected that the next phases will also be audited when concluded.

2. (a) The Audit was conducted by both Internal Audit of DSAC and the Auditor General. Both audit outcome reports have been issued to the accounting officer of the department.

(b) The department was content with the Auditor General process, who is

independent from the Department.

(c). The total amount transferred to the Sport Trust for Relief Funding is R9.4m as per National Treasury approval.

(d). Yes, there has not been any indication that the appointment of the Sports Trust was in anyway unfair. The Sports Trust is a Non-Profit Organization that partners the Department on the delivery of sport and recreation initiatives and has proven to be efficient and effective.

3. Yes, the relevant procedures, processes and regulations were followed. Before appointing the Sports Trust to assist in managing payments to the beneficiaries, the Department obtained approval from the National Treasury.

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Recommended.

QUESTION No. 237-2021

FOR WRITTE REPLY

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO.1-2021, DATE OF PUBLICATION 11 FEBRUARY 2021:

“Inkosi B N Luthuli (IFP): to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture:

  1. Whether his Department has conducted a study to establish how the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the suffering of the arts sector; If not, why not; if so, what are the details of the extent of the suffering as identified by his department;

 

2. What are the full relevant details of the beneficiaries of his department’s relief fund to date? NW204E

REPLY

  1. Yes, The South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) undertook a study in the early stages of the lockdown, which was completed in May 2020, that include an online survey and an econometric analysis.

The Impact?

Approximately 600 completed surveys were received, and the survey distinguished between:

  1. formal (65%) and informal businesses (35%)
  2. employers (with employees) (38%) and freelancers (with no permanent employees)) 62%)
  3. those who operate mainly face-to-face (31%) and those who do not operate face-to-face (69%)

Survey Responses by Domain

Domain

Percentage

Cultural & Natural Heritage

3%

Performance & Celebration

28%

Visual Arts & Crafts

16%

Books and Press

5%

Audio-Visual & Interactive Media

31%

Design & Creative Services

10%

Support Activities

6%

Formal sector operators seem to have experienced a higher proportion of cancellations of scheduled work than freelancers, possibly because of their longer-term planning horizons. Similarly, employers were more likely to have had scheduled work cancelled than freelancers. While those operating in a mostly not face-to-face mode initially experienced more cancellations (68%) than those operating mostly face-to-face, there were a greater proportion of face-to-face operations that experienced cancellations in future months.

Some respondents indicated that they were using the time productively to invest in the future of their businesses, which included:

  • Moving business activities, such as meetings and production, online (35%)
  • Arranging for greater flexibility to work from home (26%)
  • Agreeing with clients to postpone (but not cancel) work until a future date (34%)
  • Working on aspects of production (such as archiving, administration, developing creative ideas) that could be done without face-to-face interaction (36.5%)
  • Building up a stock of the goods we produce, to be sold at a later date (7%)
  • Using the time to up-skill or train myself and/or my employees (32%).

Less sustainable strategies involved short-term access to finance, which included:

  • Using up reserves or savings (40%)
  • Applying for a new loan, or an extension of a current loan (13%)
  • Getting support (money or other services) from friends and family (20.5%).

Other strategies being used were:

  • Moving business activities online, including production, distribution and sales, investing in skills, equipment and software that allows them to do this: “working on my website to strengthen my market image and presence”. There is, however, acknowledgement that online work limits access to poorer and rural communities.
  • General cost-cutting and reducing overheads wherever possible: “downscaling our business”
  • Diversifying into new or additional areas of business and exploring new markets: “Looking for new customers, and pivoting my business to add another income stream”.
  • Working on proposals and pitching new work to existing and new clients: “Trying to pitch work to existing clients which can be done online”.

Using the information on the characteristics of each domain a vulnerability score, out of 10, was developed for each domain, where a higher number indicates greater vulnerability

Vulnerability Score by Domain

Domain

Freelance

Mostly F2F

Informal

Weighted vulnerability score out of 10 (ranking)

Cultural & Natural Heritage

35.0%

85.7%

10.5%

5.55 (4)

Performance & Celebration

67.5%

95.2%

36.9%

7.52 (1)

Visual Arts & Crafts

72.5%

50.0%

47.8%

5.63 (3)

Books and Press

56.7%

26.7%

33.1%

3.70(6)

Audio-Visual & Interactive Media

63.7%

71.7%

33.5%

6.17 (2)

Design & Creatives Services

56.9%

30.0%

34.5%

3.90(5)

TOTAL

62.4%

68.6%

34.9%

6.00

Using an input output table developed to include the CCIs the average impact of the Covid-19 shutdown per domain for 2020 (Gross Domestic Product in billions of rand and percentage impact on the sector itself):

  • Cultural & Natural Heritage -R1,156 (-44,8%)
  • Performance & Celebration -R2,806 (-55,6%)
  • Visual Arts & Crafts -R2,173 (-44,5%)
  • Books and Press -R8,262 (-36,1%)
  • Audio-Visual & Interactive Media -R10,394 (44,7%)
  • Design & Creatives Services -R18,523 (-35,1%)

Two domains: the book and press and the designing creative services domains had the least impact and many authors and designers could continue working during Covid lockdown. On the other hand, the Performance and Celebration domain is most vulnerable (because of the high proportion of freelance and face-to-face production).

What, if anything were the positives?

Generally, the sector was forced to become more innovative in order to survive. One of the positive outcomes of the lockdown has been the increased use of information and communication technology (ICT). This has been particularly useful for enterprises and freelancers that have the equipment and the skills necessary to exploit these technologies. Unfortunately, many creatives, particularly in rural areas, could not access or use ICTs. Nevertheless, the use of these technologies has speeded up the 4th Industrial Revolution and will have positive consequences in the long-term for the South African creative economy. Creative are using the time to up-skill and acquired new skills.

  1. The department have rolled out Covid 19 relief initiatives and invited practitioners to apply to date 4971arts practitioners have benefitted from these initiatives.

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Recommended.

QUESTION No. 378-2021

FOR WRITTE REPLY

378. Mr M Waters (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture:

Whether the SA Football Association (SAFA) received any monies, in the form of a loan and/or any other category, from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association 2010 Legacy Trust; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) is the total amount of money that was received by SAFA, (b) was the money used for and (c) total amount has been paid back? NW384E

REPLY

The South African Football Association (SAFA) in its response indicated that they are not in the office and would only be able to provide information on their return.

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Recommended.

QUESTION No. 379-2021

FOR WRITTE REPLY

Mr M Waters (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture:

Whether the SA Football Association has bought any properties; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what is the physical address of each property, (b) what is the total amount that was paid for each property, (c) in whose name is each property registered and (d) what is each property used for? NW385E

REPLY

The South African Football Association (SAFA) in its response indicated that they are not in the office and would only be able to provide information on their return.

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Recommended.

QUESTION No. 380-2021

FOR WRITTE REPLY

380. Mr M Waters (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture:

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 2223 on 30 October 2020, he will furnish Mr M Waters with the full audited reports since the inception of the FIFA 2010 World Cup Legacy; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW386E

REPLY

The South African Football Association (SAFA) in its response indicated that they are not in the office and would only be able to provide information on their return.

05 March 2021 - NW14

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Zungula, Mr V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1). Whether he has been informed that the current leadership of Basketball South Africa is unconstitutional as per the amended constitution ratified at the Annual General Meeting on 23 August 2014, due to a quorum not being achieved and elections not having taken place since 2016; if not, why not; if so, what steps will he take in this regard; (2). what are the reasons that his department is still approving funding for activities when reports from the provinces indicate that no activities are taking place, let alone the existence of governing structures within the broader Basketball South Africa spectrum; (3). what are the reasons that the financial statements have not been audited for the past five financial years, even though the submission of audited financial statements is one of the criteria for federations to receive funding; (4). whether he is in a position to give account with regard to (a) who compiled the financial statements and (b) who audited such statements prior to 2018; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1). The Minister has not been informed that the current leadership of Basketball SA is unconstitutional. However, the Minister is aware of the problems experienced by Basketball SA. The Minister in conjunction with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee is engaging Basketball SA to solve the problems bedevilling the sport in order to place in an acceptable administrative position.

2). The Department has not transferred any funds to Basketball SA since 2016. This recognizing that the organization was non-compliant with the minimum requirements for receiving Government Grant.

3). Basketball SA indicated that they were not receiving favourable cooperation from their previous Auditors, Sithole SS Chartered Accounts. They indicated that as a result they have had to change the Auditors.

4). (a) Basketball SA indicated that Bakgone Chartered Accounts compiled the financial statements.

(b) Basketball SA indicated that Sithole SS Chartered Accounts were the Auditors for the organization until 2019. However, did not complete the audits since 2016 / 2017 financial year hence Basketball SA had to change Auditors to Bakgone Chartered Accounts. Bagkone Chartered Accounts thereafter conducted Audits for the financial years since 2016 / 2017 to date 2019 /2020.

05 March 2021 - NW145

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture”

1. What is the total number of meetings of the Portfolio Committee on Sports, Arts and Culture which took place since 1 January 2020 and total number of the specified meetings did he attend; 2. what were the three main reasons why he did not attend the specified committee meetings; 3. whether he received any communication from the Chairperson of the committee regarding action to be taken to address the issue of his non-attendance; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what action has the Chairperson of the committee proposed?

Reply:

(1) (a) The Portfolio Committee on Sport, Arts and Culture, has got all the records of meetings that were held in 2020, (b) as well as the apologies that I tendered in my absence and there is no stage that I could not attend the meeting without a reason. The Member should appreciate the fact that I had always shown high regard for the Portfolio Committee whenever I am requested to appear before it. In most instances, where it was absolutely impossible for me to attend the committee meeting, I would request the Deputy Minister to lead the Department.

(2) Some of the reason are as follow;

- If I am presenting in the Cabinet Committee/Cabinet meeting

- Meetings on Coronavirus Command Council etc.

(3) I constantly communicate with the Chairperson on several issues regarding the Portfolio and all the apologies are directly forwarded to the Chairperson.

05 March 2021 - NW23

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(a). What are the reasons that cultural archives, museums and some libraries are still closed and (b) by what date will they open?

Reply:

(a). Archives, Museums and Libraries reporting to the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture are open to the public and are following strict COVID-19 protocols. All these Entities were opened according to the amendment of directions issued in terms of regulation 4(10) of the regulations made under section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002, dated 6 July 2020.

However, libraries in some districts that have been declared hotspots may still be closed. It must be noted that some libraries may be temporarily closed to comply with COVID-19 regulations issued under the Disaster Management Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

(b). The closed libraries will be opened upon the easing of COVID-19 regulations

05 March 2021 - NW24

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

Whether he had been informed of the break-in at the Museum Africa in Gauteng in November 2020 and the damage done to the music exhibition and art collection after water pipes were broken during the break-in; if not, why not, if so, (a) has he sent persons to assess the cost of the damage and are the plans in place to prevent the same thing from happening again?

Reply:

Unfortunately, I have not been informed of the break-in and the extent of the damage done to the Music exhibition and the art collection that took place at Museum Africa in Gauteng in November 2020. Museum Africa is managed by the City of Johannesburg and not one of our entities.

05 March 2021 - NW25

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture”

1. Given his decision to remove retired judge Zak Yacoob as Chairperson of the interim board of Cricket South Africa, what reasons motivated him to appoint Dr Stavros Nicolaou as his replacement; 2. what expertise has he found will Dr Nicolaou bring to his department, after he has been appointed for a third term by the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, to the board of Brand South Africa, and appointed by the Minister of Public Enterprises as Chairman of the Board of SA Express

Reply:

1. In appointing Dr Stavros Nicolaou as a replacement for Judge Zak Yacoob to chair the Cricket SA Interim Board, the Minister took the following facts into consideration, amongst others: -

  • A replacement coming from Interim Board, for continuity purposes
  • business acumen of the incumbent
  • interpersonal skills
  • his active supportive role when Judge Yacoob was still the Chairperson.
  • His acumen in Corporate governance issues was an added advantage.

2. Dr Stavros Nicolaou will be replacing Judge Yacoob for the balance of the Cricket SA Interim Board tenure, which is April 2021. Dr Nicolaou was considered for his business knowledge and experience gained in public entities like Brand SA, Public Enterprise and SA Express as the kind of skills the Interim Board would benefit from in discharging their public mandate. That has also assisted in ensuring that he hits the ground running as Interim Board Chairperson.

05 March 2021 - NW46

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

What total (a) number of artists has his Department managed to assist to deal with the restrictions introduced to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and (b) amount has his Department spent to date to assist the specified artist.

Reply:

At the moment we are busy with the third wave of assisting artists through this difficult period. I will be able to furnish the Honourable Member with concrete information once the process is completed.

05 March 2021 - NW146

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With reference to his reply to question 2480 on 30 October 2020, and in light of the fact that 128 out of 278 municipalities are in financial distress and are failing in service delivery, bill services and revenue collection according to the 2019 report by the Auditor-General, as well as the fact that his department’s budget has been adjusted and reduced by a billion rand because of the COVID-19 pandemic, (a) what budget allocation will be made available to the affected municipalities that are required to allocate an operational budget for the removal of statues, (b) where will the money actually come from to support the removal and management of (i) statues, (ii) symbols and (iii) geographical names?

Reply:

It is too early to know what budget allocation will be made available to relocate and curate statues, monuments and memorials that are not in line with the spirit and values of the South African Constitution. The first phase of the transformation project, which is the national physical audit of statues, monuments and memorials in all 52 districts of the country, will be completed in the first quarter of the next financial year. The due diligence exercise will result in a costed implementation plan on the basis of which informed decisions about budget allocations can be made.

a) The due diligence exercise referred to in (a) above will result in a costed implementation plan on the basis of which informed decisions about the budget source(s) as well as where the budget will come from to relocate and curate identified (i) Statues, (ii) Symbols and (iii) Geographical Names.

05 March 2021 - NW147

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture”

(1). What is the total amount of Iziko Museum budget that has been (a) allocated to upgrade and maintain infrastructure over the past five financial years and (b) actually spent on maintenance and infrastructure of each building under the care of Iziko; (2). What are details of (a) the persons who are responsible for maintenance and upgrading of all infrastructure and (b) maintenance and upgrading that has been done on each of the buildings under the care of Iziko?

Reply:

1.(a). In terms of Section 4 of the Government Immovable Asset Management Act (GIAMA), 2007 (Act No. 19 of 2007) as amended, the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC), the Executive Authority of Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko Museums), is the user of the following buildings that are occupied by Iziko Museums:

  • Bertram House and Bertram House Annexe, (early 19th century)
  • Bo-Kaap Museum (early 19th century)
  • Koopmans-de Wet House (18th century)
  • National Mutual Building (20th century) housing the Social History Centre
  • Old Town House (18th century) housing the Michaelis Collection
  • Rust en Vreugd Museum (late 18th century) and Rust en Vreugd Annexe
  • Slave Lodge (foundation was laid in 1679, but sections were added in 17th and 18th centuries)
  • SA Museum (late 19th century) and Planetarium (20th century)
  • SA National Gallery (20th century) and SA National Gallery Annexe

The Minister of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has been appointed as the custodian of immovable assets, which vest in the national sphere of government and is thus the caretaker of state-owned buildings in terms of GIAMA section 4(2) and will be able to provide the answer to this question.

In terms of paragraph 7 of the Guidelines for Day to Day Maintenance, DPWI as the custodian in terms of GIAMA section 4, will accept responsibility “for services which falls within the scope of the Day to Day Maintenance Services obliged for an amount exceeding R100 000”, previously this was an amount exceeding R30 000.

The subsidy received from DSAC includes funding for day-to-day maintenance services, so provision is made in the annual budget for the estimated expenditure in the annual budget.

The DSAC subsidy also includes funding to employ a Maintenance Coordinator to perform day-to-day repair and maintenance services.

The total estimated provision in the budget and the actual expenditure for day-to-day maintenance services for the past five years is indicated in the table below.

Repairs and Maintenance from 2016 to 2021

 

Budget

Actual

Day to day maintenance services

R 3 067 338

R 1 403 491

Total

R 3 067 338

R 1 403 491

It must be noted that the day to day projected budget for a financial year is an estimate so the fact that funding is not spent does not mean that Iziko has not been doing day to day maintenance, it means that it is simply not possible to accurately estimate what day to day maintenance would be needed at the nine sites occupied by Iziko so it is critical that sufficient funding is allocated.

(b). The table in paragraph (1) (a) includes the estimated expenditure allocated, as well as the actual expenditure in the past five years.

2.(a). The Minister of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has been appointed as the custodian of immovable assets, which vest in the national sphere of government and is thus the caretaker in terms of GIAMA section 4(2) of state-owned buildings.

The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture is the user, not the custodian, of buildings occupied by Iziko Museums as a public entity of DSAC in terms of Section 4(2) of GIAMA. DSAC has nevertheless allocated R9.51 million to Iziko Museums to appoint an Architect to develop a five-year Conservation and Maintenance Plan to assist with day to day maintenance services and to provide Iziko with an estimated cost of repair and renovation projects so that funding can be sought for projects as prioritised and costed in the Plan.

The following documents were developed for each of the nine buildings occupied by Iziko Museums:

  • As-Built Drawings;
  • An Existing Building Condition Report (EBCR);
  • A Conservation Management Plan (CMP); and
  • A five-year Conservation and Maintenance Plan.

The CMP for the nine buildings occupied by Iziko was submitted to Heritage Western Cape (HWC) for approval, but only eight were approved, as the CMP for Iziko SA National Gallery had been mislaid.

(b). Maintenance and Upgrade of Buildings by Custodian

The last time that the custodian of state-owned buildings allocated funding for major repairs and renovation of a building occupied by Iziko Museums was in 2005 for the Iziko SA Museum.

For many years, DPWI has been able to only fund health and safety related projects. The Halon Gas Fire Suppression System at the Iziko SA National Gallery was therefore replaced by DPWI.

DPWI will be able to provide the amount spent on the nine buildings occupied by Iziko Museums.

Maintenance and Upgrade of Buildings by User

DSAC and Iziko Museums have allocated funding for repair and maintenance projects, but it has been a challenge to spend the funding as Heritage Western Cape (HWC) has taken more than a year to issue permits and in some instances, additional documents such as plans are requested though construction is not planned.

DSAC has allocated funding for projects such as a the construction of an emergency escape, a fire suppression system, the painting of buildings, repair of a ceiling and the upgrade of the electricity supply at the Iziko Old Townhouse, which was the first building with electricity in Cape Town.

Iziko Museums has also managed to allocate some funds for repair and maintenance projects as indicated in the table below.

Repair and Maintenance Expenditure from 2016 to 2021

 

Actual

DSAC funded repair and maintenance projects

R 7 996 395

Iziko funded repair and maintenance projects

R 601 161

 

R 8 597 556

05 March 2021 - NW191

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1). Whether, with reference to his reply to oral question 642 on 25 November 2020, the 2010 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust has purchased any property since its establishment; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what is the physical address of the property, (b) on what date was each property purchased, (c) what was the cost of each property, (d) in whose name is property registered and (e) what was the reason for each purchase; (2). whether any of the above properties have been subsequently sold, if not, what is the position in this regard, if so, (a) to whom was each property sold, (b) for what amount was each property sold and (c) on what date was each property sold?

Reply:

(1) and (2). The 2010 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust indicated that the Trust did not buy any property and does not intend to buy any property.

05 March 2021 - NW200

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

On what date will he furnish Mr G R Krumboch with the information with regard to his replies to questions (a) 1530, (b) 1531 and (c) 1613 on 29 july 2020, which have not been answered?

Reply:

(a). Question No.1530 was responded

REPLY

1) According to the Audited Financial Statements for Durban 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid Project provided by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee the Operating Expenses amounted to R114,288,883.

2) (a) and (b) The following is the breakdown of Revenue as per the Audited Financial Statements provided by SASCOC;

CONTRIBUTING ENTITY

AMOUNT

SAA

1,546,284

Sport and Recreation SA

1,000,000

Kwa Zulu Natal Sport and Recreation

17,500,000

EThekwini Municipality

17,500,000

National Lotteries Commission

63,000,000

Gride Investments (dividend)

12,000,000

(b). QUESTION No. 1531

What is the (a) name of each athlete in the Operational Excellence Courses Programme of his department and (b) average monthly amount paid to an athlete for participating in the specified programme? NW1902E

REPLY

Question no. 1531 was responded to.

(c). QUESTION No. 1613

Whether (a) the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, (b) the SA Sports Trust and (c) any national federation pays any amounts to sponsorship consultants; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (i) are the names of the consultants, (ii) total amount is paid to each specified consultant each month, (iii) is the total amount paid to the consultant by each specified entity and (iv) is the monetary value of the sponsorship that each consultant has secured since their appointment(s)? NW1997E

REPLY

Question no. 1613 was responded to.

05 March 2021 - NW201

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

With regard to his reply to question 2639 on 26 November 2020, regarding questions (a) 2109, (b) 2112 and (c) 2113, on what date is it envisaged that he will furnish Mr G R Krumbock with the requested information?

Reply:

(a). QUESTION No. 2109

Question no.2109 was responded to on

(b). QUESTION No. 2112-2020

In response to this question the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) indicated that due to staff still working remotely, they will need more days to collate the information. They further indicated that they would only be able to retrieve information for the past 5 years.

We have contacted SASCOC to impress upon them to respond to this question we have not received any responses

(c). QUESTION No. 2113-2020

What (a) total amount has the SA Sports Trust spent on providing (i) sporting infrastructure, (ii) kit, (iii) equipment and (iv) programmes aimed at developing the young persons of the Republic in each financial year since its inception and (b) in each case, which sporting codes were the beneficiaries and/or recipients?

REPLY

Question no. 2113 was responded to.

05 March 2021 - NW226

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the MINISTER OF SPORT, ARTS AND CULTURE

(1) Whether with reference to his department’s first phase and second phase relief funding; his department conducted an audit of the R150 million relief funding; if not why not; if so what are the relevant details, (2) a) who was appointed to audit the relief fund books, (b) what was the reasons that his department did not appoint an independent audit company, (c) what total amount was given to the sports trust to administer on behalf of his department and (d) has he found the appointments of the sports trust to be fair; (3) whether all the relevant procedures, processes and regulations in appointing the sports trust were followed; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so what are the terms of reference of the trust?

Reply:

1. So far, only the first phase has been audited. The rollout of the entire R150 million has not been concluded and it is expected that the next phases will also be audited when concluded.

2. (a) The Audit was conducted by both Internal Audit of DSAC and the Auditor General. Both audit outcome reports have been issued to the accounting officer of the department.

(b)  The department was content with the Auditor General process, who is  

  independent from the Department.

(c). The total amount transferred to the Sport Trust for Relief Funding is R9.4m as per National Treasury approval.

(d).  Yes, there has not been any indication that the appointment of the Sports Trust was in anyway unfair. The Sports Trust is a Non-Profit Organization   that partners the Department on the delivery of sport and recreation initiatives and has proven to be efficient and effective.

3.        Yes, the relevant procedures, processes and regulations were followed.  Before appointing the Sports Trust to assist in managing payments to the beneficiaries, the Department obtained approval from the National Treasury.

05 March 2021 - NW237

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Luthuli, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture:

1. Whether his Department has conducted a study to establish how the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the suffering of the arts sector; If not, why not; if so, what are the details of the extent of the suffering as identified by his department; 2. What are the full relevant details of the beneficiaries of his department’s relief fund to date? NW204E

Reply:

  1. Yes, The South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) undertook a study in the early stages of the lockdown, which was completed in May 2020, that include an online survey and an econometric analysis.

The Impact?

Approximately 600 completed surveys were received, and the survey distinguished between:

  1. formal (65%) and informal businesses (35%)
  2. employers (with employees) (38%) and freelancers (with no permanent employees)) 62%)
  3. those who operate mainly face-to-face (31%) and those who do not operate face-to-face (69%)

Survey Responses by Domain

Domain

Percentage

Cultural & Natural Heritage

3%

Performance & Celebration

28%

Visual Arts & Crafts

16%

Books and Press

5%

Audio-Visual & Interactive Media

31%

Design & Creative Services

10%

Support Activities

6%

Formal sector operators seem to have experienced a higher proportion of cancellations of scheduled work than freelancers, possibly because of their longer-term planning horizons. Similarly, employers were more likely to have had scheduled work cancelled than freelancers. While those operating in a mostly not face-to-face mode initially experienced more cancellations (68%) than those operating mostly face-to-face, there were a greater proportion of face-to-face operations that experienced cancellations in future months.

Some respondents indicated that they were using the time productively to invest in the future of their businesses, which included:

  • Moving business activities, such as meetings and production, online (35%)
  • Arranging for greater flexibility to work from home (26%)
  • Agreeing with clients to postpone (but not cancel) work until a future date (34%)
  • Working on aspects of production (such as archiving, administration, developing creative ideas) that could be done without face-to-face interaction (36.5%)
  • Building up a stock of the goods we produce, to be sold at a later date (7%)
  • Using the time to up-skill or train myself and/or my employees (32%).

Less sustainable strategies involved short-term access to finance, which included:

  • Using up reserves or savings (40%)
  • Applying for a new loan, or an extension of a current loan (13%)
  • Getting support (money or other services) from friends and family (20.5%).

Other strategies being used were:

  • Moving business activities online, including production, distribution and sales, investing in skills, equipment and software that allows them to do this: “working on my website to strengthen my market image and presence”. There is, however, acknowledgement that online work limits access to poorer and rural communities.
  • General cost-cutting and reducing overheads wherever possible: “downscaling our business”
  • Diversifying into new or additional areas of business and exploring new markets: “Looking for new customers, and pivoting my business to add another income stream”.
  • Working on proposals and pitching new work to existing and new clients: “Trying to pitch work to existing clients which can be done online”.

Using the information on the characteristics of each domain a vulnerability score, out of 10, was developed for each domain, where a higher number indicates greater vulnerability

Vulnerability Score by Domain

Domain

Freelance

Mostly F2F

Informal

Weighted vulnerability score out of 10 (ranking)

Cultural & Natural Heritage

35.0%

85.7%

10.5%

5.55 (4)

Performance & Celebration

67.5%

95.2%

36.9%

7.52 (1)

Visual Arts & Crafts

72.5%

50.0%

47.8%

5.63 (3)

Books and Press

56.7%

26.7%

33.1%

3.70(6)

Audio-Visual & Interactive Media

63.7%

71.7%

33.5%

6.17 (2)

Design & Creatives Services

56.9%

30.0%

34.5%

3.90(5)

TOTAL

62.4%

68.6%

34.9%

6.00

Using an input output table developed to include the CCIs the average impact of the Covid-19 shutdown per domain for 2020 (Gross Domestic Product in billions of rand and percentage impact on the sector itself):

  • Cultural & Natural Heritage    -R1,156 (-44,8%)
  • Performance & Celebration   -R2,806 (-55,6%)
  • Visual Arts & Crafts               -R2,173 (-44,5%)
  • Books and Press                   -R8,262 (-36,1%)
  • Audio-Visual & Interactive Media  -R10,394 (44,7%)
  • Design & Creatives Services -R18,523 (-35,1%)

Two domains: the book and press and the designing creative services domains had the least impact and many authors and designers could continue working during Covid lockdown. On the other hand, the Performance and Celebration domain is most vulnerable (because of the high proportion of freelance and face-to-face production).

What, if anything were the positives?

Generally, the sector was forced to become more innovative in order to survive. One of the positive outcomes of the lockdown has been the increased use of information and communication technology (ICT). This has been particularly useful for enterprises and freelancers that have the equipment and the skills necessary to exploit these technologies. Unfortunately, many creatives, particularly in rural areas, could not access or use ICTs. Nevertheless, the use of these technologies has speeded up the 4th Industrial Revolution and will have positive consequences in the long-term for the South African creative economy. Creative are using the time to up-skill and acquired new skills.

2. The department have rolled out Covid 19 relief initiatives and invited practitioners to apply to date 4971arts practitioners have benefitted from these initiatives.

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05 March 2021 - NW378

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

Whether the SA Football Association (SAFA) received any monies, in the form of a loan and/or any other category, from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association 2010 Legacy Trust; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) is the total amount of money that was received by SAFA, (b) was the money used for and (c) total amount has been paid back?

Reply:

The South African Football Association (SAFA) in its response indicated that they are not in the office and would only be able to provide information on their return.

05 March 2021 - NW380

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 2223 on 30 October 2020, he will furnish Mr M Waters with the full audited reports since the inception of the FIFA 2010 World Cup Legacy; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The South African Football Association (SAFA) in its response indicated that they are not in the office and would only be able to provide information on their return.

11 December 2020 - NW2855

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Luthuli, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

1. Whether, with reference to the Republic’s women’s soccer team, Banyana-Banyana, which has once again made the Republic proud by winning the seventh Women’s Championship title of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations on 7 November 2020, and noting the worrying reports that the players were not paid throughout the tournament, he will confirm the veracity of the reports; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the details of the circumstances that led to the non-payment of players; 2. what (a) measures will his department put in place to ensure payment structures are fairer for the players in future and (b) initiatives has his department undertaken to deal with the lack of adequate sponsorship for Banyana-Banyana?

Reply:

1. My department has noted the concern of players not being paid throughout the COSAFA tournament, however, it should be understood that remuneration of players is an administrative matter, which falls within the ambit of the Federation.

Involvement in such administrative matters by the Ministry is provided for and guided by section 13 of the National Sport and Recreation Act. The South African Football Association (SAFA) has also indicated that the payment and contractual relationship with the Team is an internal matter they are seized with.

(2)(a). Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 13 of National Sport and Recreation Act, DSAC is in the process of developing a National Policy to address carious affecting Woman Sport in general, not only in football.

(b). The Department does not deal with code specific matters as this falls within the administrative ambit of the respective Federations. However, SAFA has indicated that the lack of financial support for Women Sport in South Africa is well known and documented. The National Policy developed by DSAC seeks to address such issues, including sponsorships for Women Sport.

11 December 2020 - NW3080

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

In light of the fact that before his death, the late legend of arts and culture, Mr M W Moteke of DikwenatseBotsetsaMatsepe was still busy building a cultural home for different cultures at Tafelkop next to Groblersdal in the Sekhukhune District, Limpopo and the place remains incomplete till today, how will he assist Dikwenatse Botsetsa Matsepe to complete the legacy of the great legend for the benefit of future generations?

Reply:

(a). My Department has not been informed about the Cultural village in question and there is no correspondence forwarded to the department to this effect.

The honorable member is advised to approach the Limpopo Department of Sport, Arts and Culture regarding the unfinished cultural village for assistance.

11 December 2020 - NW3091

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1). With reference to his reply to question 2223 on 30 October 2020, what are the detailsof all (a) income and (b) expenditure of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup and (c) assets of the legacy trust, including but not limited to (i) buses, (ii) laptops and/or c0+omputers, (iii) generators and (iv) speed fencing; (2). what is the cash bank balance of the 2010 Soccer World Cup Legacy Trust Fund? NW3921E

Reply:

The South African Football Association in its response indicated the following;

1. a) and b) That the revenue for the operation of the 2010 FIFA World Cup was in a form of a grant from FIFA where all expenditure and accounts were approved by FIFA. In addition, the 2010 FIFA World Cup LOC closed in 2011 having accounted to the funder and owners of the tournament, FIFA.

c) i) ii) iii) and iv) That the 2010 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust has no assets.

2. That the 2010 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust is a Trust established by FIFA. The Trustees include FIFA's CFO; Head of Development and Head of Sustainability. The Trust accounts to the Trustees therefore will revert after presenting its financial report to the trustees

11 December 2020 - NW3068

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(a). What are the relevant details of the measures and/or plans that he has put in place since he assumed office to nurture and support sport development in rural and township areas, to ensure that young persons from the specified communities will perform at the highest levels in the Republic and (b) how does he monitor the implementation of the specified measures and/or plans?

Reply:

a) My Department in its effort to nurture and support the development of athletes particularly from the disadvantaged communities has an Athlete Support Programme. Each athlete on the programme receives support towards coaching fees, tournament fees, medical and scientific support, attire and sport equipment. In addition, the Department has a Bursary Programme, which caters for athletes who are identified at the School Sport Championships. These athletes are placed at the Sport Focus Schools in their respective Provinces where they receive sport specific support. Through this programme, the athletes receive support towards tuition, coaching, equipment basic subsistence costs.

There is also a Mass Participation and Sports Development programmes, wherein Provinces receives conditional grant to implement this programme in partnership with other stakeholders. The main objective is to provide access and exposure to all school going children and members within those communities. Norms and standards in partnership with stakeholders have been set.

Again there is Active Recreation Programme were the youth from different races participate in National Youth Camps which include indigenous games tournaments. The Department has also identified the Club Development Programme that promotes participation in sport activities as well as the identification of talent at grass roots level through the formalisation of sporting communities. A platform for the identification of talent is therefore generated, with emphasis on marginalised communities, providing the necessary mechanisms to channel talented individuals into mainstream sporting opportunities. Local leagues are supported by providing clubs with equipment has and or attire and Club coordinators are remunerated.

In response to the needs of youth living in rural and township areas, DSAC lobbied Parliament to ring-fence 5% of the Sport Infrastructure in the Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) to ensure that local sport infrastructure is catered for by the local municipality. The purpose of this intervention was precisely to respond to the needs of young people living in rural and township with talents and aspiration that need to be supported and nurtured by providing adequate sport facilities.

(b). In line with its performance indicator on provision of technical and managerial support to municipalities, the Department has a dedicated Infrastructure Support Unit that provides support to municipalities during implementation of these sport infrastructure projects, including monitoring and ensuring compliance with applicable Norms and Standards.

11 December 2020 - NW2967

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

Whether he has obtained the requested information since his reply to question 1051 on 8 June 2020; if not, by what date is it envisaged that he will obtain the requested information; if so, what are the relevant details of the requested information?

Reply:

Efforts to get the responses from Netball SA regarding the said Parliamentary Question has been unsuccessful. The Department continues to follow up with Netball SA.

In November of 2020, I wrote a letter to SASCOC impressing upon them the importance to respond to all Parliamentary questions with honesty and on time. I will direct SASCOC to copy all sport federation this letter.

11 December 2020 - NW2926

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Luthuli, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With reference to his recent instruction that the SA Heritage Resources Agency should conduct the audit of all monuments and statues in the Republic, (a) what criteria will be used to make an assessment of the statues and monuments and (b) how will his department enable public participation in the process?

Reply:

(a). The criteria for assessment for individual monuments and memorials is necessary to establish their cultural significance and suitability to the current South African Context. SAHRA has created four broad categories of assessment namely: community desirability; historical, social and political value; artistic or aesthetic value; and environmental and spatial qualities.

Cultural significance, as based on the National Heritage Resources Act, 1999 (Act 25 of 1999.

(b). There is growing recognition that cultural heritage can benefit Nation Building and Social Cohesion, especially in the formation of personal or collective identities. Community participation then becomes an indispensable component of contemporary preservation practice.

The key focus beyond the materiality and desirability of the statue or memorial will be community participation. SAHRA will be following the legal prescripts as set out in the National Heritage Resources Act, 1999 (Act 25 of 1999) which ensures that meaningful participation take place during decision-making.

Furthermore, SAHRA will be making all decisions in consultation with the relevant Provincial Heritage Resources Authority, local authority and all interested parties.

11 December 2020 - NW2913

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1). Whether, with reference to his reply to question 2223 on 30 October 2020, he will furnish Mr M Waters with a breakdown of how the amount of R450, 726, 816 paid to the SA Football Association (SAFA) was arrived at; (2). what (a) was the total monetary value of the gate takings of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) World Cup 2010 tournament, (b) total amount was paid to SAFA and (c) was the monetary value of VAT on the sale of tickets; (3). whether any member of the Board of Directors of the FIFA World Cup 2010 served on the ticketing revenue committee; if not, why not; if so, who served on the ticketing committee?NW3738E

Reply:

1)(2) and (3) The South African Football Association (SAFA) in its response indicated that the 2010 FIFA World Cup was an event that was fully funded by FIFA.

SAFA indicated that they would send the honourable member’s questions to FIFA for a response. In addition, it indicated that the 2010 FIFA World Cup operations were closed 9 years ago in 2011.

11 December 2020 - NW2912

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1). With reference to the communication between the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) and the Government regarding the Republic’s undertaking to give the Caribbean $10 million and that FIFA should pay the amount on behalf of the SA Government, including the letter from Dr M Oliphant on 4 March 2008 (details furnished) and the confirmation of the payments by the former Minister, MrFikileMbalula, that the SA Football Association (SAFA) paid the $10 million (details furnished), who in SAFA authorised such a payment; (2). whether the payment was deducted from the proceeds from World Cup 2010; if not, why not; if so, (a) how was the specified amount calculated and (b) what are the further relevant details; (3). whether there are any documents that were signed by the recipient as documentary proof of receipt of payment from SAFA; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3737E

Reply:

1)(2) and (3) The Department is further consulting to get more information on this matter.

However, the South African Football Association (SAFA) when consulted indicated that the 2010 FIFA World Cup was an event that was fully funded by FIFA. SAFA indicated that they will send the questions to FIFA for a response.

In addition, they indicated that the 2010 FIFA World Cup operations were closed in 9 years ago in 2011.

 

26 November 2020 - NW2700

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1) Whether the National Arts Council (NAC) failed to pay 25% of funding due to its beneficiaries; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether any beneficiaries did not receive their monetary allocation as per contract agreement; if not, (a) why not and (b) what number of beneficiaries; if so, (3) whether this was a breach in terms of the contract; if not, why not; if so, will it result in legal action against the NAC; (4) whether he will furnish Mrs V van Dyk with the full, relevant details of the relevant contracts; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) whether, in cases where payment was not made, the NAC had engaged with the beneficiaries; if not, why not; if so, was there mutual agreement?NW3468E

Reply:

1. The NAC did not fail to pay the 25%. The National Arts Council pays the 25% based upon beneficiaries reporting for the first instalment and or second instalment disbursed. The disbursement is not automatic, it is subject to beneficiaries accounting and reporting for the funds already disbursed. The funds that have been disbursed already need to be accounted for by beneficiaries before the 25% can be paid. Some of the funding (representing 25% on the balance of their grant) has already been paid (R444 957) to 24 beneficiaries.

2. 61 Beneficiaries were originally earmarked for 25% calculated based on the balance remaining after claiming the first and or the second tranche. Some beneficiaries disputed 25% because of poor understanding and/ or lack of communication from either the part of the NAC or beneficiaries as to whether their project would be able to continue during lockdown. The funding has subsequently been approved to be disbursed to the affected beneficiaries. Beneficiaries are required to report on the first and/ or second tranches paid; and in addition, submit updated tax clearance certificates before grant funds can be paid out.

3. The NAC contract does not have a force majeur clause. The contract was not breached because the National Disaster Act took precedence over any contract where beneficiaries could not implement the work funded.

4. A sample on the NAC contract is attached to this response.

5. The NAC has engaged with the relevant beneficiaries. Beneficiaries, whose grant funds are due, will be fully reimbursed subject to them reporting on funds already disbursed and upon submitting valid tax clearance certificates.

26 November 2020 - NW2608

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

Whether, with reference to the lease of the Head Office of the Pan South African Language Board, the processes which were followed had complied with the regulations of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999; if not, why not; if so, (a) where was the tender advertised, (b) what total number of bids were received and (c) what (i) was the total lease amount and (ii) is the current lease amount?

Reply:

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture does not deal with lease agreements it is the purview of the department of Public Works and Infrastructure.

26 November 2020 - NW2638

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

Whether, with reference to his replies to questions 1530, 1531, 1613 and 1614 on 29 July 2020, and given the fact that employees of the SA Sports Trust have been working from their offices every Monday, Wednesday and Friday since the start of Level 4 of the lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 and that the employees of the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee have been going to work every other day, he has received the requested information; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Questions 1530, 1613 and 1614 were responded to, the status quo remains the same.

For the outstanding question 1561, I will write a letter to the President of SASCOC to impress upon them, their obligation to respond to questions posed by Members of Parliament.

26 November 2020 - NW2650

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

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 732 on 16 September 2019, he will furnish Mr T W Mhlongo with the copy of the audited financial statements of the Creative and Cultural Industries Federation of South Africa for the (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17 financial years; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. I have directed the Director General to get the audited financial statements and forward them to the honourable Member.

26 November 2020 - NW2652

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Luthuli, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts andCulture

With the festive period being one of the busiest times for the arts and culture industry and with the expected impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to result in significant reductions in income for the sector, what (a) are some of the practical measures that will be taken as part of the recently launched President’s Employment Stimulus Programme in order to assist with the retention and creation of jobs in the arts and culture sector and (b) specific measures can be expected for artists in KwaZulu-Natal which remains one of the prime arts and culture provinces in the Republic?

Reply:

The Department of Sport Arts and Culture recognises the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the livelihoods of the artists and creatives as a whole. It is this recognition that made us to continue working with the sector to come up with various measures and interventions to mitigate the negative impact to artists across the country, inclusive of the KwaZulu-Natal Province.

On 30 October 2020 the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture announced the opening of the call for the sector to apply through the National Arts Council (NAC) and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF). The call is aimed at soliciting proposals from the sector that demonstrate opportunities to create work in order to get income flowing and to get the sector moving as part of the reconstruction and recovery of the economy.

The closing dates for submissions to both entities are as follows:

NAC closing date for Stream 1: 20 November 2020

NAC closing date for Stream 2 is 27 November 2020

For NFVF the closing date is 30 November at 17:00

Entities will adjudicate applications as soon they are received them to expedite the turnaround time for disbursement. This will allow the National Arts Council to release the first results few days after the closing date by 30 November 2020.

The entities are expected to start processing the payment immediately after the announcement by the second and third week of December 2020.

We are continuing with the drive to mobilise prospective applicants to apply throughout the country and we are motivated by the numbers of applications thus far.

26 November 2020 - NW2701

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture”

(1) Whether he has been informed by the Office of the Public Protector that she is currently investigating the failure of the National Arts Council (NAC) to pay beneficiaries; if not, why not; if so, what are the reasons for the non-payment; (2) whether the recommendations of the former Public Protector, Adv. T N Madonsela, against the Chief Executive Officer of the NAC have been implemented; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The NAC has been informed by the office of the Public Protector for the non-payment of beneficiaries. Some beneficiaries had disputed 25% because of poor understanding and/ or lack of communication either the part of the NAC or beneficiaries as to whether their project would be able to continue during lockdown. The funding has subsequently been approved to be disbursed to the affected beneficiaries. Beneficiaries are required to report on the first and/ or second tranches paid; and in addition, submit updated tax clearance certificates before grant funds can be paid out. Therefore the funds are currently being disbursed to beneficiaries who have complied with the disbursement conditions.

2. There were no recommendations issued by the former Public Protector, Adv. T N Madonsela against the Chief Executive Officer of the NAC.