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13 November 2019 - NW1230

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Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Whether any performance rewards were paid in contravention of the remuneration policy of her Office in the 2018-19 financial year; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what was the amount?

Reply:

No performance rewards were paid in contravention with the departmental Performance Management and Development System (PMDS) policy. Formal procedures are following through the various stages of the process. Funds for the payment of rewards are included in the Compensation of Employees budget as prescribed.

 

13 November 2019 - NW1145

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Whether her Office has conducted any research to establish why (a) there seems to be an escalation in the incidences of men killing women in the Republic and (b) the prevalence is higher than in the rest of the world; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the (i) relevant details and (ii) details of the findings of any investigations conducted to date?

Reply:

a) The Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (PWYDP) has not conducted any research why there seems to be an escalation in the incidences of men killing women in South Africa.

b) The Department has not conducted any research to establish why the prevalence is higher than in the rest of the world. However, South Africa has various sources of Violence against Women administrative data that are used by the Department to inform policy making and programme implementation. These include household surveys e.g., District Health Surveys (DHS-StatsSA), The South African Police Service (SAPS) crime statistics collated from Sexual Offences Courts, Victim Empowerment Centres, Thuthuzela Care Centers, Hospitals, Shelters (state and NGO run) and Research institutions.

Sector specific administrative criteria and methodologies are applied in recording of administrative data. Recording is from different sectoral indicators perspective and programme areas. Data sources are focused on criminal judicial responses and emergency short term responses to violence against women.

The Department is currently facilitating a process of conducting a prevalence survey in the next financial year.

13 November 2019 - NW1232

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Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What (a) amount did a certain official of the National Youth Development Agency benefit after the specified official failed to disclose a conflict of interest and participated in the awarding of a quotation to a supplier in the 2018-19 financial year and (b) steps has her Office taken against the official?

Reply:

(a) A procurement transaction of R165 000 was detected by the Auditor-General which indicated a suspected conflict of interest between an employee and a service provider. It is at this stage not possible to determine how much the said employee may have benefited, if at all.

(b) The NYDA commissioned an internal audit investigation based on the suspected transaction and has suspended the employee and lodged formal disciplinary processes.

10 October 2019 - NW785

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Khawula, Mr M to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

(1)(a) What amount was spent on advertising by (i) her Office and (ii) state-owned entities reporting to her in the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (cc) 2018-19 financial years;

Reply:

1 (a) (i) Advertising spend:

2016 / 2017

R1 615 000.00

2017 / 2018

R1 319 000.00

2018 / 2019

R1 199 000.00

1 (a) (ii) Advertising spend:

2016 / 2017

R1 953 904.92

2017 / 2018

R1 536 147.72

2018 / 2019

R2 035 547.13

2 (a) (I) The department did not incur expenditure to black owned media companies in 2016/17 and 2018/19 financial year. The expenditure incurred for 2017/18 financial to black owned companies is reflected in the table below:

PO

Month

Company

Amount

2401720

30-01-2018

NDLAMBE Community Radio Station

44 500.00

2401715

31-01-2018

TISO BLACKSTAR GROUP

37 848.00

TOTAL SPEND ON ADS FOR 2017/2018

R424 348.00

The department did not incur outdoor advertising expenditure in 2018/19 financial year

2 (b) (I)

1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017

PO

Month

Company

Amount

POG00000000038287

12-08-2016

Tsalena Media cc

83 670.30

POG00000000038286

12-08-2016

Tsalena Media cc

27 360.00

POG00000000038372

18-08-2016

Mode Brand Studio

47 500.00

POG00000000038998

04-10-2016

Tsalena Media cc

1 084 463.82


POG00000000039799

13-12-2016

Mode Brand Studio

47 500.00

TOTAL SPEND ON ADS FOR 2016/2017

R1 290 494.12

1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

PO

Month

Company

Amount

POG00000000042885

23-08-2017

TISO BLACKSTAR GROUP

71 774.40

POG00000000045124

15-02-2018

TISO BLACKSTAR GROUP

43 023.60

TOTAL SPEND ON ADS FOR 2017/2018

R114 798.00

1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

PO

Month

Company

Amount

POG00000000048182

14-08-2018

RISE BROADCAST

100 000.00

POG00000000049577

05-11-2018

MEDIA MIX 360

504 869.42

POG00000000049918

22-11-2018

BARCODE MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS

9 000.00

POG00000000051116

13-02-2019

MEDIA MIX 360

51 343.71

TOTAL SPEND ON ADS FOR 2018/2019

R665 213.17

The NYDA did not spend any money on outdoor advertising

10 October 2019 - NW932

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Hill-Lewis, Mr GG to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What is the total amount in (a) remuneration and (b) reimbursement for expenses incurred that was paid to a certain person (name furnished) by the National Youth Development Agency (i) in the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (cc) 2018-19 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019?

Reply:

The person (name furnished) served as a non-executive member of the NYDA Board of Directors for the period 8 May 2017 to 22 May 2019. Remuneration was made up of board fees. The following amounts were received for remuneration and reimbursement of expenses for each financial year.

Year

Remuneration

(Board fees)

Reimbursement

2016 – 2017

R0

R0

2017 – 2018

R258 000

R0

2018 – 2019

R314 000

R15 000

1 April 2019 – 22 May 2019

R99 935

R0

10 October 2019 - NW901

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What number of (a) safe homes for abused women and children does her department have in the Republic, (b) the specified safe homes are operational and (c) referrals has her Office done in collaboration with the departments of police, health and social development?

Reply:

The Department does not provide safe homes or shelters for abused women and children. The Department of Social Development (DSD) provides funding to the shelters for victims of crime and violence. A shelter is a residential facility that accommodates all victims of crime and violence as well as their care. DSD has also established the Khuseleka One Stop Centre model to provide services by various stakeholders to the victims of crime and violence including domestic violence. It is a community-based center where victims of crime and violence receive services through a multi-disciplinary approach comprising teams of social workers, nurses, doctors, police officers, court preparation officers and prosecutors.

In addition, DSD sets up White Doors/Safe Spaces of Hope to provide temporary shelter and a safe space to victims of gender based violence, mainly, the most vulnerable groups such as women and children but not excluding men. The White Door is a 72 hours’ facility responding to the challenge of accessing available shelters for victims whose lives are in danger. This service serves as an emergency temporary intervention and in some cases overnight (24 hours), containment facilities offering accommodation and practical support to the victims. White Doors/ Safe Spaces are established to counteract gender-based violence and to encourage community participation whereby community members identify houses within their communities to be utilized as safe spaces for victims of violence for crisis interventions.

10 October 2019 - NW880

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Whether her Office has developed any programmes to skill the unacceptably high number of unemployed youth in the Republic in entrepreneurship skills in an effort to enable them to become self-employed: if not, why not: if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) run training courses which include Business Management Training and Cooperative Governance Training which reaches an estimated 20 000 young people per annum to train them with skills to start and manage their own businesses. Over the past five years, the NYDA has reached more than 100 000 young people through these training programmes.

10 October 2019 - NW877

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Masiko, Ms F to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What programmes does her department have in place to preserve, advance and promote women’s dignity and health, particularly during critical feminine cycles when indigent women and girls cannot access the much-needed products such as sanitary pads?

Reply:

The Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD) has developed an Implementation Framework on Sanitary Dignity in an effort to ensure that indigent girls and women are afforded the opportunity to manage menstruation in a knowledgeable, safe and dignified manner. This Framework was launched on 28 February 2019 and approved by Cabinet on 18 September, 2019. The DWYPD is responsible for the coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the Framework. The key objective of the Framework is to provide for an integrated and coordinated responsive Government programme aimed at the provision of sanitary products free of charge to indigent girls and women in order to achieve universal access to sanitary products to the most vulnerable women and girls. In South Africa, 26% of women aged 9-49 years live below the food poverty line. Therefore the priority persons who will benefit from the implementation of this Framework are indigent women and girls who have reached puberty, commenced menstruation and who:

  1. attend schools ranked at quintile 1, 2 and 3, special needs schools and farm schools. The option of expanding to quintiles 4 and 5 will be based on the results of a needs assessment and availability of resources;
  2. attend Post-School Education and Training institutions[1];
  3. live in child-headed households;
  4. have been admitted to any state-owned institutions, hospitals, orphanages, places of care, prisons and places of safety;
  5. vulnerable indigent women and girls not in State Institutions.
  6. have been identified by an Indigent Sanitary Management Committee (ISMC) or Provincial Sanitary Dignity Committee (PSDC), provided that the relevant ISMC or PSDC must submit a motivation to the Sanitary Dignity Oversight Committee (SDOC) for the inclusion of such persons as beneficiaries of this Framework and such persons may only be provided with sanitary products if so, approved by the SDOC.

DWYPD leads the implementation of the Framework with the support and guidance of the multi-sectoral government national task team. DWYPD has participated the following interventions:

  1. The implementation of the framework is a phased in approach and has started with girls in quintiles 1-3 schools. DWYPD submitted a request to National Treasury for the 19/20 financial year to pilot the sanitary dignity implementation framework in quintiles 1-3 schools. The National Treasury made an allocation of R157 million through provincial equitable share to either the Department of Education or the Department of Social Development. The provinces are currently implementing the programmes and DWYPD is responsible for coordinating, monitoring and evaluation. An additional request has been made to National Treasury for the 2020 MTEF and consultations are underway.

2. Submission made to the independent panel of experts for Zero VAT on sanitary products by the Department with many other stakeholders ensured that sanitary pads and panty liners have been zero VAT rated since 1 April, 2019. Currently, the Department is investigating whether the VAT is being implemented and how it has changed the lives of women and girls.

3. Development of Standards for Water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) March 2019. These standards were developed by the Water Research Commission and piloted in 10 schools in the Eastern Cape. The Department formed part of the team that developed the standards.

4. As part of advocacy and awareness raising, DWYPD held a National Launch of the Sanitary Dignity Programme in Mkhondo Local Municipality in Mpumalanga on 28 February 2019, as well as Provincial launches in Eastern Cape in Makana Local Municipality on 13 April 2019 and E-Thekwini Metro on 3 May 2019. During these events girls were provided with the sanitary towels.

5. The DWYPD has partnered with various government partners, development partners, private sector companies and non-profit organisations who have supplied sanitary pads, education sessions on menstrual health and WASH. These partnerships are continuous.

6. Development of standards for the reusable pads. The Department participates in the technical working group on norms and standards. The group is led by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS). The standards were published for public comments on 25 July 2019 and closed on 25 September, 2019.

. For example, Technical Vocation Education and Training Colleges as registered under the Continuing Education and Training Act, 2006 (Act No. 16 of 2006).

01 April 2019 - NW723

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

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

Reply:

The Department did not purchased any vehicle(s) for use by the Minister in the 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 financial years.

 

 

 

Minister on

01 April 2019 - NW517

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

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

Reply:

The Department of Women does not own any building and/or property. However, the Department has been renting a building at No. 36 Hamilton Street, Arcadia for oRice accommodation for the past 9 years and eleven months to date. The rental fee for the said building is R997 239.02 per month and the lease agreement with Delta expires in December 2020.

 

11 March 2019 - NW304

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

Whether she has complied with the Constitutional Court ruling in which the court had found her liable for not applying an executive supervising role particularly after the SA Social Security Agency failed to comply with previous orders and instructed her to pay a portion of the legal fees; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

As the member is aware, the legal matter referred to involved a number of legal teams representing different parties. It is through the lawyers that represented me as the then Minister of Social Development that the process will be finalised. I regularly communicate with the legal team that represents me. This far there is no correspondence on the legal fees that has been received from the other legal teams that represented the different parties.

 

 

 

 

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Date..!. 7.

25 February 2019 - NW274

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

What number c? (a) tender brisfings 'were !1cld in ?318 by (i) her Office and (ii) each of the entities reporting to her and (b) the specified briefings were compulsory?

Reply:

No tender briefings were held in 2018 by the department

16 November 2018 - NW3277

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

Whether (a) her Office and/or (b) entities reporting to her awarded any contracts and/or tenders to certain companies (names and details furnished) from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, in each case, (i) what service was provided, (ii) what was the (aa) value and (bb) length of the tender and/or contract, (iii) who approved the tender and/or contract and (iv) was the tender and/or contract in line with all National Treasury and departmental procurement guidelines?

Reply:

a) The department did not award any contracts and/or tenders to certain companies (names and details furnished) from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available.

    1. N/A
    2. (aa) (bb) N/A
    3. N/A
    4. N/A

b) The Commission Gender Equality is a Chapter 9 institution that reports to Parliament.

  1. N/A
  2. (aa) (bb) N/A
  3. N/A
  4. N/A

 

Ms BO Dlamini, MP

 

16 November 2018 - NW3256

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

What (a) amount did (i) her Office and (ii) each entity reporting to her borrow from any entity in the People’s Republic of China (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, (b) is the name of the lender of each loan, (c) conditions are attached to each loan and (d) are the repayment periods for each loan in each case?

Reply:

(i) The Department did not borrow any amount from any entity in the People's Republic of China.

(aa) N/A (bb) N/A

(ii) The Commission Gender Equality is a Chapter 9 institution that reports to Parliament.

(aa) N/A

(bb) N/A

b) N/A

c) N/A

d) N/A

 

 

Ms BO Dlamini, MP Minister in the Date:

Responsible for Women

 

18 September 2018 - NW2703

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

What (a) programmes to assist female victims of violence and abuse do her department and the entities reporting to her currently have in place and (b) is the purpose of each programme?

Reply:

The Department since 2016 has been rolling out National Dialogues on violence against women and children (VAWC) to better understand the lived experiences of various communities given the uniqueness of their context. So far, dialogues have been held in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, North West and Western Cape as part of the 365 Days of Activism programme. This is a programmatic approach to raising awareness on violence against women.

The Department of Women (DoW) has made concerted efforts to engage various stakeholders particularly men’s organisations to partner with the Department as advocates for no VAWC. During the month of August, the Department also hosted a series of dialogues with women across all sectors. These included women in business, women living in rural areas, women in academia and a dialogue with men and boys. On the 9th of August, the department launched the Gender Based violence Robot to heighten awareness on early warning signs of domestic violence. The Robot has contact details of services available for victims of violence.

The dialogues are implemented in partnership with Premiers offices and local civil society organisations (CSOs) to ensure continuity and sustainability of community based interventions developed dialogue events by the Province, municipalities and implementing partners.

DoW is also a member of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on the Root Causes of Violence against Women and Children which was established by the Cabinet in May 2012 to develop a comprehensive strategy to deal with this scourge. A Program of Action (POA) emanating from the work of this Committee, has been developed and is currently under review to close gaps identified though a diagnostic review process.

The Minister is in the process of reinstating the Gender Based Violence Council which will include government, NGOs, NPOs, and business so that we can have co-ordinated programs as per the CEDAW, AU and SADC protocol.

We are also trying to develop new indicators for reporting on crimes against women because presently crimes that are reported are those that are in the police systems.

A well-coordinated and reconfigured gender mainstreaming will help us to respond to all forms of violence and discrimination against women.

________________________

Ms BO Dlamini, MP

Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women

Date:

17 September 2018 - NW2483

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

(1)What is the total number of international trips that (a) she and (b) her department’s officials undertook since she took office on 26 February 2018; (2) what was the total costs of each international trip in terms of the airline used, class of travel, travel and subsistence budget and any other related cost; (3) what are the names and other relevant details of members of staff in her Office and other departmental officials who undertook each international trip; (4) what (a) was the purpose of each international trip, (b) were the expertise of the officials attending the international meetings or conferences, (c) value did the officials add to the conferences and (d) were the outcomes of each international trip undertaken; (5) will she provide Ms L L van der Merwe with a detailed report of each conference attended overseas? NW2634E

Reply:

a) The total number of international trips that were undertaken since the Minister took office on 26 February 2018 was five and the Minster attended one.

Refer to table below for response on bullet 2 & 3

No

Date

Destination

Purpose of trip

Officials

Air Travel

Accommodation

(all officials)

Travel and Subsistence

 

 

 

 

Name

Unit

Class

Cost

 

 

1

12 – 23 March 2018

New York

62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW62)

Minister BO Dlamini – (10-19 Mar 2018)

Ministry

Business

R91 351

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R1 138 445

R30 475

Thokozani Dlamini - (10-19 Mar 2018)

Adult family member as per the Ministerial Handbook Chapter 6, 3.1

Business

R91 351

R27 712

Ms WR Tshabalala

DDG: Social Transformation & Economic Empowerment

Business

R153 359

R22 075

Ms A Griessel

DDG: Policy, Stakeholder Coordination & Knowledge Management

Business

R153 359

R22 075

L Oliphant

Ministry – Stakeholder

Business

R70 381

R22 075

Ms M Mefolo - (10-19 Mar 2018)

Ministry – Parliamentary Liaison Officer

Business

R118 799

R22 075

Ms E Maluleke

CD: Governance Transformation, Justice & Security

Business

R153 359

R22 075

Ms T Khosa

Dir: International Relations

Business

R153 359

R22 075

2

3 – 4 May 2018

Mauritius

Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Women’s Economic Empowerment Preparatory Workshop

Mr P Maponyane

Assistant Director: Economic Empowerment & Participation

Economy

R13 788

 

 

R8 400

RR2 726

Ms N Shitlhango

Senior Admin Officer: International Relations

Economy

R13 788

R2 726

3

7 – 9 May 2018

Addis Ababa

3rd Specialised Technical Committee (STC) on Women Empowerment

Ms XV Mathobela

CD: Office of the Director-General

Economy

R32 839

 

R31 000

R4 427

Mr B Thompson

Assistant Director: Strategic Management

Economy

R32 839

R3 830

4

10 – 11 May 2018

Addis Ababa

3rd Specialised Technical Committee (STC) on Women Empowerment - Minister’s Meeting

Ms E Maluleke

CD: Governance Transformation, Justice & Security

Economy

R32 425

R15 500

R2 947

5

27 – 28 June 2018

Kenya

UN Regional Consultation on the Progress to Localize Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Ms A Griessel

DDG: Policy, Stakeholder Coordination & Knowledge Management

Economy

R68 345

 

 

R0

Ms ER Mailula

Senior Admin Officer: Office of the DDG – Social Transformation & Economic Empowerment

Economy

R10 974

R4 303

 

 

Refer to table for response on bullet 4

No

Date

Destination

A - Purpose of trip

Official

B - Expertise of official

C – Value add of official

D – Outcome of trip

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 – 23 March 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW62)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister BO Dlamini

Executive Authority

Provided strategic direction and leadership at the conference

A CSW report has been compiled and shared with relevant stakeholders, and currently being shared with all relevant government clusters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thokozani Dlamini

Adult family member as per the Ministerial Handbook Chapter 6, 3.1

Adult family member as per the Ministerial Handbook Chapter 6, 3.1

Ms WR Tshabalala

Strategist in gender issues and policy matters

Provided strategic and technical support to the Minister, Deputy Ministers and MECs who attended

Supervised officials on the work programme, and managed content development led the SA negotiation team

Ms A Griessel

Policy developer, analyst and M& E expertise

Provision of technical and content support to the Minister and part of the negotiation team

L Oliphant

Media expertise

Served as media liaison officer in collaboration with GCIS and DIRCO

Ms M Mefolo

Secretarial expertise

Ministerial Aid

D – Outcome of trip

Ms E Maluleke

Gender expert and strategist on mainstreaming

Provided technical support on content development including side events and participated during negotiations

A CSW report has been compiled and shared with relevant stakeholders, and currently being shared with all relevant government clusters

 

 

 

Ms T Khosa

International relations expertise

Provided International relations expertise and liaison with Embassy

2

3 – 4 May 2018

Mauritius

Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Women’s Economic Empowerment Preparatory Workshop

Mr P Maponyane

An economist

Provided technical support on economic analysis regarding opportunities within the IORA region for women

Ms N Shitlhango

Support staff

Provided administrative support to the assistant director

3

7 – 9 May 2018

Addis Ababa

3rd Specialised Technical Committee (STC) on Women Empowerment

Ms XV Mathobela

Ensure the issues negotiated upon and agreed upon find expression in the strategic plan(s) of the department

A strategic officer responsible for strategic planning in the department

Mr B Thompson

Strategic Planning Officer

An officer responsible for strategic planning in the department

4

10 – 11 May 2018

Addis Ababa

3rd Specialised Technical Committee (STC) on Women Empowerment - Minister’s Meeting

Ms E Maluleke

Gender expert and strategist on mainstreaming

Provided technical support on content development including side events and participated during negotiations

A CSW/62 report has been compiled and shared with relevant stakeholders, and currently being shared with all relevant government clusters

 

5

27 – 28 June 2018

Kenya

UN Regional Consultation on the Progress to Localize Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Ms A Griessel

Policy developer, analyst and M& E expertise

Provision of technical and content support to the Minister and part of the negotiation team

Ms ER Mailula

Support staff

Provided administrative support to the Deputy Director General

Apart from the CSW/62 session there are international resolutions agreed upon on all sessions attended and negotiated upon, and are found on the web site of each conference/session.

Reply

 

 

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Approved by the Minister on

Date………………………..

 

 

 

17 September 2018 - NW2582

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

(1)(a) What is the total number of (i) deputy directors-general and (ii) chief directors that are employed in (aa) an acting and (bb) a permanent capacity in her Office and (b) what is the total number of women in each case; (2) (a) what is the total number of (i) chief executive officers and (ii) directors of each entity reporting to her and (b) what is the total number of women in each case?

Reply:

1. (a)(i) There are two Deputy Directors – General (DDGs) in the Department.

(ii)There are six Chief Directors in the Department and two Chief Directors in the Ministry whose employment contracts are linked to the term of office of the Minister.

(aa) The two DDGs and six Chief Directors are all employed on permanent basis. One of the DDG is currently the Acting Director General.

(b) Two DDGs are women and six Chief Directors are women. Out of eight Chief Directors; two are currently on suspension. There is one Acting Chief Director in the position of the suspended Chief Director: Cooperate Management; and no one acting in the position of Chief Director: Stakeholder Coordination and Outreach. Subsequently; there no capacity in the Stakeholder Coordination and Outreach Unit particularly the coordination of dialogues which are facilitated by the office of the Minister.

2. There are no entities reporting to the Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women. The level of human resources head is Deputy Director and if there is a need he reports to the Minister.                                              

 

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Date………………………..

27 June 2018 - NW2054

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Wessels, Mr W to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

(1)Whether all members of the senior management service (SMS) in her Office had declared their interests for the past year as required by the Public Service Regulations; if not, (a) why not, (b) what number of the specified members did not declare their interests and (c) what are the (i) names and (ii) ranks of the specified noncompliant members of the SMS; (2) Whether noncompliant SMS members have been charged; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) What number (a) of employees in her Office at each post level are currently suspended on full salary and (b) of the specified employees at each post level have been suspended for the specified number of days (details furnished); (4) What is the total amount of cost attached to the days of service lost as a result of the suspensions in each specified case? NW2208E

Reply:

1.All SMS members declared their interests in the past year as required by the Public Service Regulations.

2. N/A

3. a). Number of suspended employees is four (4)

b).

Post Level

No. of suspension days

15

644

14

107

14

90

12

105

4. A total costs to the days is R 3 305 362

28 November 2017 - NW3598

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Stander, Ms T to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

Whether her department has put any mechanisms and/or programmes in place to combat the practices of (a) female gender mutilation, (b) forced marriages and (c) child marriages (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

a) The Department is unable to respond to section (b) of the main question as there is no phenomenon such as female gender mutilation.

b) Forced marriages are not allowed and it’s the same as kidnapping, abduction therefore we have a court ruling on the Jezile matter.

c) Child marriages are within the purview of the department of Home Affairs and the question should be directed to that department.

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28 November 2017 - NW3617

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

Whether (a) her Office and/or (b) any entity reporting to her own land; if so, in each case, (i) where is each plot of land located, (ii) what is the size of each specified plot and (iii) what is each plot currently being used for?

Reply:

Not applicable.

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28 November 2017 - NW3595

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

(a) What is the total number of supplier invoices that currently remain unpaid by (i) her Office and (ii) each entity reporting to her for more than (aa) 30 days, (bb) 60 days, (cc) 90 days and (dd) 120 days and (b) what is the total amount outstanding in each case?

Reply:

a) The number of invoices currently remaining unpaid by:

(i) The Department:

aa) 30 days - None

bb) 60 days - None

cc) 90 days - None

dd) 120 days - 1 Invoice for Department of Public Works

(ii) Entity - Not applicable

b) R2,812,015.89

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17 October 2017 - NW3026

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

(1)What is the (a) total amount that was paid out in bonuses to employees in her Office and (b) detailed breakdown of the bonus that was paid out to each employee in each salary level in the 2016-17 financial year; (2) what is the (a) total estimated amount that will be paid out in bonuses to employees in her Office and (b) detailed breakdown of the bonus that will be paid out to each employee in each salary level in the 2017-18 financial year?

Reply:

 

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17 October 2017 - NW2907

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister in the Presidency

What is the detailed (a) breakdown of and (b) valuation for current and non-current assets and investments held by (i) her Office and (ii) each entity reporting to her according to (aa) listed assets (aaa) directly held and (bbb) indirectly held and (bb) unlisted investments (aaa) directly held and (bbb) indirectly held by each of the entities, in each case breaking the current assets and investments down by 0-3 months,3-6 months, 6-12 months and beyond 12 months?

Reply:

 

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28 June 2017 - NW1886

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

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

Reply:

Not applicable

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19 June 2017 - NW1797

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

(1)Which entities reporting to her (a) have a board in place and (b) do not have a board in place, (i) of those that have a board, (aa) when was each individual board member appointed and (bb) when is the term for each board lapsing and (ii) how many (aa) board members are there in each board and (bb) of those board members of each entity are female; (2) with reference to entities that do not have boards in place, (a) who is responsible for appointing the board and (b) when will a board be appointed? NW2005E

Reply:

Not applicable.

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19 June 2017 - NW1745

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

Whether any staff of (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her were awarded any contracts or agreements to conduct business with any state entity in the (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17 financial years; if so, what are the (aa)(aaa) names and (bbb) professional designations of the staff members and (bb)(aaa) details of the contract(s) and/or agreement(s) awarded and (bbb) amounts in each case?

Reply:

Not applicable.

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19 June 2017 - NW1780

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

Does (a) she, (b) her Deputy Minister or (c) any of the heads of entities or bodies reporting to her make use of security services paid for by the State for (i) him/herself, (ii) his/her immediate family members or (iii) any of their staff  members; in each case (aa) what are the reasons for it, (bb) from which department or entity’s budget is the security services being paid, and (cc) what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. Please refer to Ministerial Handbook.
  2. and (c) not applicable.

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01 June 2017 - NW1512

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Rabotapi, Mr MW to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

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

Reply:

(a)(b) Not applicable.

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29 May 2017 - NW1243

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

Whether (a) her Office and (b) each entity reporting to her has (i) procured any services from and/or (ii) made any payments to the Decolonisation Foundation; if not, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (aa) services were procured, (bb) were the total costs, (cc) is the detailed breakdown of the costs, (dd) was the total amount paid, (ee) was the purpose of the payments and (ff) is the detailed breakdown of the payments in each case?

Reply:

(a), (b) Not applicable

 

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16 March 2017 - NW476

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James, Ms LV to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

Whether her office procured any services from and/or made any payments to (a) Mr MzwaneleManyi, (b) the Progressive Professionals Forum, (c) the Decolonisation Fund and/or (d) the Black Business Council; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what (i) services were procured, (ii) was the total cost, (iii) is the detailed breakdown of such costs, (iv) was the total amount paid, (v) was the purpose of the payments and (vi) is the detailed breakdown of such payments in each case?

Reply:

 

(a), (b), (c), and (d), No services were procured and/or payments made.

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14 March 2017 - NW380

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Purdon, Mr RK to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) her and (ii) her deputy (aa) in the (aaa) 2014-15 and (bbb) 2015-16 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2016?

Reply:

The Department of Women procured an official vehicle for the Minister as follows:

 

(i)(aa)(aaa)

(ii)(aa)(aaa)

 (i)(aa)(bbb) and (ii)(aa)(bbb) and (bb)

(a)

BMW

N/A

No official vehicle was procured during the 2015/ 16 FY and since 1 April 2016

(b)

GT 550

N/A

 

(c)

R926 007.61

N/A

 

(d)

06-Feb-15

N/A

 

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14 October 2016 - NW2114

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McLoughlin, Mr AR to ask the Minister in The Presidency: Women

What amount did (a) her Office and (b) each entity reporting to her spend on advertising on the (i) Africa News Network 7 channel, (ii) SA Broadcasting Corporation (aa) television channels and (bb) radio stations, (iii) national commercial radio stations and (iv) community (aa) television and (bb) radio stations (aaa) in the 2015-16 financial year and (bbb) since 1 April 2016?

Reply:

Not applicable.

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04 October 2016 - NW2044

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister in The Presidency: Women

What formal qualifications does each of her department’s (a)(i) Chief Financial Officers and/or (ii) acting Chief Financial Officers and (b)(i) Directors-General and/or (ii) acting Directors-General possess?

Reply:

(a)(i) B. Compt. (transferred to another Department at the end of September 2016)

(b)(i) Master of Arts (Sociology) and Masters in Security Studies.

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04 October 2016 - NW2079

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Kalyan, Ms SV to ask the Minister in The Presidency: Women

(1)Whether each Head of Department (HOD) of her department signed a performance agreement since their appointment; if not, (a) what is the total number of HODs who have not signed performance agreements, (b) what is the reason in each case, (c) what action has she taken to rectify the situation and (d) what consequences will the specified HOD face for failing to sign the performance agreements; if so, (i) when was the last performance assessment of each HOD conducted and (ii) what were the results in each case; (2) whether any of the HODs who failed to sign a performance agreement received a performance bonus since their appointment; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) at what rate and (b) what criteria were used to determine the specified rate; (3) whether any of the HODs who signed a performance agreement received a performance bonus since their appointment; if so, (a) at what rate and (b) what criteria were used to determine the rate?

Reply:

  1. Yes
  2. Not applicable.
  3. Not applicable

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01 June 2016 - NW1534

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Jooste, Ms K to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1)Whether her department was approached by any political party for any form of funding (a) in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016; if so, what are the relevant details in each case;

Reply:

  1. Not applicable.
  2. Not applicable.

 

 

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01 June 2016 - NW1569

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(a) What amount did (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her spend on advertising in the 2015-16 financial year and (b) how much has (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her budgeted for advertising in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

(a) (i) The department spent R4, 477,235 on advertising in the 2015-16 financial year.

(ii) Not applicable

(b) (i) The department has budgeted R1, 603,000 for advertising in the 2016-17 financial year.

(ii) Not applicable

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20 May 2016 - NW1417

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister in The Presidency: Women

Whether (a) her department and (b) all entities reporting to her are running development programmes for (i) small businesses and (ii) co-operatives; if not, why not; if so, in each case, (aa) what are the relevant details, (bb) what amount has been budgeted and (cc) how many jobs will be created through the specified development programmes in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

a). No, it is not our mandate
b). No, it is not CGE's mandate

 

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21 April 2016 - NW908

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister in the Presidency: Women

(1) Has she earned any additional income from businesses, in particular businesses doing work for the Government, since her appointment as Minister; if so, (a) when, (b) how much did she earn, (c) from which businesses and (d) for what work; (2) whether her (a) spouse, (b) children and (c) close family earned income from businesses, in particular businesses doing work for the Government, through her appointment as Minister; if so, in respect of each case, (i) when, (ii) how much did each earn, (iii) from which businesses and (iv) for what work?

Reply:

(1) I wish to refer the Honourable Member to the Office of the Registrar of Member's Interest which I have made submissions to ever since being appointed as Minister.

(2) Not applicable.

 

Ms. Susan Shabangu, PM
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Date: 20/04/2016

24 February 2016 - NW391

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Mackay, Mr G to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

With reference to President Jacob G Zuma’s undertaking in his State of the Nation Address delivered on 12 February 2015, that the Government will set aside 30% of appropriate categories of state procurement for purchasing from Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs), co-operatives, as well as township and rural enterprises, what percentage of the total procurement of (a) her office and (b) every entity reporting to her went to (i) SMMEs and (ii) co-operatives from 1 April 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available?

Reply:

The Department of Women procured goods & services from 1 April 2015 up to 31 January 2016 as follows:

a) Department of Women

(i) SMME’s – 69.38%

(ii) Co-operatives – 0.00%

b) Not Applicable

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24 February 2016 - NW37

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister in the Presidency

Whether her Ministry has any frozen vacant positions; if so, (a) how many of the specified positions are vacant, (b) what are the designations of the specified positions and (c) for how long have the specified positions been vacant?

Reply:

 

Not applicable.

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03 December 2015 - NW4025

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1) Whether her department, in line with its responsibility to oversee issues affecting women, compiled any statistics of incidents of human trafficking involving women across the border with the Kingdom of Lesotho in the Smithfield district in the Free State; if so, how many incidents of the trafficking of women took place in the specified area in the (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14 and (e) 2014-15 financial years; (2) whether her department has provided any form of assistance in the fight against human trafficking; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in terms of the assistance provided to (a) the SA Police Service and (b) women who are victims of human trafficking in the specified area in this regard

Reply:

The Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act 7 of 2013 (TIP Act), comprehensively and holistically addresses the scourge of trafficking in persons. It came into operation on the 9th August 2015.

The TIP Act allocates the responsibility to compile data on incidents of human trafficking involving women to the following Departments:

  • Justice and Constitutional Development
  • South African Police Services
  • Social Development
  • Health

I would recommend to the Honourable Ms. Marchesi to redirect her questions to the relevant departments for further information.

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03 December 2015 - NW4027

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1)Why has the Government not ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention; (2) what steps will he take to ensure that the specified convention is ratified soon? NW4895E

Reply:

South Africa is not in Europe. I suggest that the Honourable Member familiarise herself with Istanbul Convention.

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09 October 2015 - NW3605

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

Has her department, together with the Departments of (a) Social Development and (b) Basic Education, undertaken any (i) studies and/or (ii) interventions to address female learners’ inadequate access to (aa) sanitary towels and (bb) proper sanitation facilities in schools, including sanitary bins in bathrooms; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Department of Women has not undertaken studies or interventions on the issue of sanitary towels and/or sanitation facilities in schools.

However, the Departments of Social Development and Basic Education are engaged in this matter.

In addition, there are a number of initiatives on this matter, emanating from the private sector and the non-profit sector.

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22 September 2015 - NW3270

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister in The Presidency: Women

(1) What (a) total amount did her department spend on air travel between Gauteng and Cape Town for employees attending Parliament business in the 2014-15 financial year and (b) is the total number of trips that were undertaken; (2) What is the total amount that her department spent on (a) accommodation and (b) car rental in Cape Town for employees attending Parliament business in the specified financial year?

Reply:

(1) a) The total amount that the department spent on air travel between Gauteng and Cape Town for employees attending Parliament business in the 2014-15 financial year is R1, 442,598.01.

(b) The total number of return trips that were undertaken was 68.

(2) (a) The total amount spent by the department on accommodation in Cape Town for employees attending Parliament business in the 2014-15 financial year is R257, 626.03.

(b) The total amount spent by the department on car rental in Cape Town for employees attending Parliament business in the 2014-15 financial year is R107, 251.02.

 

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22 September 2015 - NW3330

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

(a)(i) What total amount did her department spend on her travel costs between Gauteng and Cape Town in the 2014-15 financial year and (ii) how many trips did she undertake between Gauteng and Cape Town in the specified financial year and (b) what total amount did her department spend on (i) hotel and (ii) residential or other accommodation for her in (aa) Cape Town and (bb) Pretoria in the 2014-15 financial year?

Reply:

(a) (i) The department spent R275, 905 on travel costs between Gauteng and Cape Town in the 2014-15 financial year for the Minister.

(ii) The Minister undertook 27 trips between Gauteng and Cape Town in the 2014-15 financial year

(b) (i) (aa) Not applicable.
(ii) (aa) Not applicable.

(i) (bb) Not applicable.

(ii) (bb) Not applicable

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08 September 2015 - NW3150

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister in the Presidency: Presidency

Is her department, in co-operation with the Minister of Police, working on (a) policy documents and/or (b) strategic plans to address the issues of (i) domestic violence, (ii) gender-based violence, (iii) crimes against members of the National Intervention Strategy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex community, particularly women living in urban informal settlements and (iv) femicide; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the specified policy documents and/or strategic plans?

Reply:

Government has adopted a multi-sectoral approach to addressing Gender based violence which includes the department as well as the Justice Crime Prevention and Security cluster departments under the leadership of the Department of Social Development. This multi-sectoral approach takes into account existing policies, strategic plans, relevant legislation and is focused on implementation of the Integrated Program of Action on Violence Against Women.

The government has also established an Inter-Ministerial Committee on Gender Based Violence which takes into account violence against all women and children regardless of their sexual orientation and geographic location. The government Programme of Action on Violence against women and children requires that communities are engaged which would be in urban, peri-urban as well as rural area.

 

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08 September 2015 - NW3154

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1)What (a) projects, (b) legal cases and (c) investigations of complaints is the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) currently pursuing; (2) How many (a)(i) full-time and (ii) part-time positions does the CGE currently have filled and (b) vacancies does the CGE have; (3) What (a) long-term projects is the CGE currently undertaking and (b) is each project’s projected date of completion; (4) Has the CGE conducted an audit of all national legislation pertaining to (a) women and (b) the promotion of gender equality with the goal of (i) streamlining these various pieces of legislation and (ii) preventing overlap and/or gaps in legislation; if not, does the CGE intend to conduct the specified audit?

Reply:

The Commission for Gender Equality is a Chapter 9 institution which reports to parliament. The questions should therefore be directed to the CGE.

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08 September 2015 - NW2657

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

(1) With regard to the science, technology, engineering and mathematics intervention outlined in the revised strategic focus document of her department which states that, 2 000 women in each year are to be inducted and trained in the specified fields, what (a) funding sources have been identified for this intervention and (b) projected funding figures have been detailed for the (i) current and (ii) any other financial years already planned for; (2) What plans are in place to ensure that the women who receive their qualifications through this intervention are eventually employed afterwards?

Reply:

  1. The department’s Annual Performance Plan of 2015/16 indicates that, in this financial year, the Department will develop intervention plans for girls’ and young women’s access to STEM fields, and that from 2016/17, the target is to enable 2000 girls and young women to access STEM fields per year.

      (a) Funding sources for this intervention will be the private sector, NSFAS and various partners.

      (b) There are no projected funding figures as the project depends on sponsorships from the private sector, and partners.   

    2.  As we are aware that these students are sponsored mainly by the private sector, getting employment is guaranteed by the sponsor.

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08 September 2015 - NW2654

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1) In light of the strategic plan of her Ministry that was presented in July 2014, which included ensuring that 60% of women occupy senior management positions, producing four quarterly reports and running four anti-corruption initiatives during the year, has she achieved all the specified targets; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) (a) what is the rationale for running four anti-corruption initiatives in her Ministry and (b) could this suggest that corruption in her Ministry is so rampant to an extent that four anti-corruption units should be established?

Reply:

  1. According to the revised Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan of the department the target of women who occupy senior management positions was set at 50%. As at 31st March 2015, the actual performance against this target was 85.8%.
  2. (a) In terms of a 2003 Cabinet decision, all departments are required to have minimum anti-corruption capacity (MACC) requirements in place. It is therefore a government policy and not any suggestion of a rampant corruption in the department.

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08 September 2015 - NW3052

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(a) How does (i) her office and (ii) entities reporting to her define red tape and (b) what (i) specific interventions and/or (ii) systems have been implemented to (aa) identify and (bb) reduce red tape in (aaa) her office and (bbb) the entities reporting to her?

Reply:

Not applicable.

 

 

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