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18 May 2022 - NW1142

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) In view of the alarming use of legal firms in the public sector over the past few years and with Armscor being a state-owned entity and a custodian of taxpayers’ money and public funds, what total amount was paid by Armscor to legal firms in each of the financial years in the2011-12 to 2021-22 financial year; (2) what is the (a)(i) total amount and (ii) breakdown in each year for each firm that was used, (b) breakdown of the amount that was paid in each case in each specified financial year and (c) breakdown of the amount that was paid for (i) disciplinary cases, (ii) consultation, (iii) investigations, (iv) representations and (v) the use of chairpersons of hearings, to each firm in each year?

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18 May 2022 - NW1532

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

On average, what is the response time of SA Police Service to attend an accident which is 1.5km away from the police station after it has been reported?

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18 May 2022 - NW1670

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

(1).Whether a certain person (name furnished) did business with the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee before the specified person became a board member; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) services were provided by the person and (b) settlements were made; (2). whether he has found any conflict of interest as the person is part of the current board; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the further, relevant details?

Reply:

In terms of Section 13 (5) (b) (ii) of the National Sport and Recreation Act, the Minister is debarred from involvement in matters of administration in sport. Therefore, the Minister cannot pronounce on whether there is a conflict of interest because this is an administrative matter for SASCOC to manage.

18 May 2022 - NW1607

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister of Police

(1) With reference to the findings of the Office of the Auditor General that at least 5 812 public servants fraudulently applied for and received the R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant, what (a) informed the decision to investigate only 242 of the implicated public servants, (b) is the current status of the specified investigations and (c) date will the investigation be concluded; (2) whether the SA Police Service is providing updates to Department of Public Service and Administration on the progress of the investigations and their outcomes; if not, why not, if so; what are the relevant details?

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18 May 2022 - NW1621

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to criminal cases opened with the SA Police Service (SAPS) relating to the (a) Department of Tourism and (b) SA Tourism, (i) what number of cases have been laid in each month by the Department of Tourism and South African Tourism in the past three financial years and since 1 April 2022, (ii) on what date was each charge made in each instance, (iii) which officers have been allocated to each case in each instances, (iv) what are the officer’s contact details for each case in each instance, (v) what progress has been made in each case to date, (vi) what number of persons have been arrested and charged in each case, (vii0 on what date was each person charged in each instance and (viii) what were they charged for?

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18 May 2022 - NW937

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) (a) In which military bases were and/or will bakeries be established, (b) what are the reasons, criteria and/or motivations for establishing the bakeries, (c) how does the bakeries project correlate with the objectives of Project Koba Tlala to procure from local small, medium and micro enterprises and (d) what is the capital cost of each bakery including renovations, upgrades and construction; (2) whether the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, and the National Treasury regulations and requirements were fully complied with in the construction of each bakery; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, from which financial resources is the construction work financed; (3) (a) who are the persons working in each bakery, (b0 what is the monthly salary paid to each person, (c) what are their relations to the SA National Defence Force and its members if the persons are not soldiers and (d) who are the contractors used for the capital work of building each bakery?

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18 May 2022 - NW639

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Mafanya, Mr WTI to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) Whether Project Hoefyster has been cancelled; if not, (a)(i) why not and (ii) with what funding will Project Hoefyster be pursued and (b) what will be the (i) budget and (ii) time frame for delivery; if so, (2) whether the replacement of the Ratel Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) will still be pursued; if not, (a) why not and (b) will she procure a replacement from other capable SA Defence Industry (SADI) manufactures given that SADI manufactures are world-renowned for the best possible prime mission equipment; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what is the position of her department on the need to replace the Ratel IFV in order to support the SADI and Operation Phakisa, given that the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, and relevant Ministers have stated the importance of the SADI in growing the economy and creating jobs and emphasised the importance of Operation Phakisa?

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18 May 2022 - NW1566

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Komane, Ms RN to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) What are the reasons that his department has discontinued the working hours of his department’s office on a Saturday and (b) how has that decision affected the functioning of his department?

Reply:

a) The Department desperately want Home Affairs offices to open on Saturdays. The type of services rendered by Home Affairs offices fall in the same category as services rendered by Police Services and Clinics.

Unfortunately, the Unions took the matter to the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) and made it a subject of negotiations, it ended in a stalemate. We wanted Saturday work done through the shift system in the same way Police and Nurses do. However, the unions insist on deploying the same people who work during the week hours, but paying them overtime.

Should we agree, the Department will be forced into paying overtime for life/permanent overtime and this is untenable. The Department has submitted to Cabinet a Home Affairs Bill which will change the nature of Home Affairs Department into a security Department which is entitled to open on weekends.

b) It has affected it negatively, because we could reduce long queues through Saturday work. It is affecting clients in a bad way, especially clients who work during the week and have no time to visit Home Affairs because they are always at work. Ironically, I believe this affect members of unions the most.

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18 May 2022 - NW1755

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Police:

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 366 on 2 March 2022 that seven out of the 10 police vehicles were in operational order and three were awaiting services and/or repairs at the Gordon’s Bay Police Station situated in the Cape Town Metro, he can advise (a) for how long the three non-operational vehicles have been in for service and/or repairs and (b) what the turn-around time will be before they are operational again?

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18 May 2022 - NW1775

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

(1).In light of the fact that certain persons (names furnished) were appointed as ambassadors for the Silapha Wellness Intervention Programme, (a) criteria were used to select the ambassadors, (b) specific experience and/or qualifications do the specified persons have to be ambassadors in matters of gender-based violence, mental health, drug abuse and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and others matters, (c) work has each ambassador done and (d) total amount has each ambassador been paid; (2). how representative are the five ambassadors in terms of (a) race, (b) province, (c) language, (d) genre and (e) sexuality?

Reply:

1. a) The selection criteria was based on the relevance of the experience each ambassador endured that speaks to the mandate of the programme. Their social media following was also taken into consideration, to leverage on it to reach out to as many practitioners as possible.:

(b) & c)

Penny Lebyane - She spent most of her years struggling with the art industry challenges, openly discuss her mental illness struggle, she was in psychiatric ward for her mental illness. A committed activists for women’s rights in the arts, she's also an ambassador for other wellness programs  and  organizations and a Radio 2000 host, her show focuses on wellness. Social Media: Face Book - 201 000; Twitter - 244 000; Instagram - 172 000.

Portia Modise -  A champion for the LGBTQ+ community, An openly gay women, a committed community activist  with her foundation . Portia Modise Foundation that is helping young girls through challenges of life and developing their football skills. Soon to launch her Book "From Portia with Love" where she discusses all the women challenges in football and the LGBTQ+ Community. Social Media: Facebook - 26 084; Twitter - 3 185; Instagram - 4 441.

Dawn King - A champion for mental illness and GBV movement, a motivational speaker in her own right, as well as a spiritual healer. A GBV survivor and an activists. Host her own podcast show, dealing with Mental illness and the business of the arts. Social Media: Facebook - 1 194 809 Twitter - 261 000 Instagram - 1 900 000

Gigi Lamayne - She suffered with depression for many years and was once admitted in hospital because of it. She went on to say that her difficult upbringing had detrimental effect in her life and not having a mentor in life and as an artist. In one of the interviews she credited the help and counselling she received during the ordeal. Youth Activist that encourages artist to seek counselling if needed. Social Media: Facebook - 736 715; Twitter - 334 000; Instagram - 592 000

Jabu Mahlangu - Formerly Jabu Pule, a former great player, that has been and done it all from alcohol addiction to drug addiction. Currently an Ambassador for Super Sports, teaching young people about dangers of drugs and alcohol. A great motivational Speaker. Social Media: Facebook - 6 938; Twitter - 47 200; Instagram - 114 000

(d) Each ambassador was paid R35 000.00 for a period of 5 months= to R175 000.00 per ambassador

2. The selection criteria as per the TORs was not based on race, sexuality, language or province but rather on the relevance of the experience each ambassador endured that speaks to the mandate of the programme.

Ambassador

Race

Province

Language

Genre

Sexuality

Penny Lebyane

African

Originally MP but now in GP

Sepedi

TV/Radio presenter

Female

Portia Modise

African

GP- Soweto

Sotho

Athlete

Lesbian

Dawn King

African

Originally KZN but now in GP

IsiZulu

Actress

Female

Gigi Lamayne

African

Originally KZN but now in GP

IsiZulu

Artist

Female

Jabu Mahlangu 

African

Gp- Ekurhuleni

IsiNdebele

Athlete

Male

18 May 2022 - NW1545

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Mohlala, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

Whether his department has any industrialisation projects and/or initiatives in progress to address the high unemployment rate in the Republic; if not, why not; if so, where?

Reply:

The dtic has a number of industrialisation projects and initiatives in progress to address the need to expand industrial output, save jobs and increase the level of employment in South Africa. These are set out in more detail in the Annual Reports and parliamentary Portfolio Committee reports of among others:

These projects and initiatives include:

  1. Direct financial support through grants to firms in sectors where employment is a key concern
  2. Industrial loans to firms, through development finance institutions
  3. Equity in private companies
  4. Support to provincial Special Economic Zones and Industrial Parks
  5. Competition settlement agreements that protect jobs or require firms to increase the number of jobs as a result of mergers
  6. Industry partnerships through master plans that are directed at saving and growing jobs
  7. Export promotion and facilitation projects, including outward missions and exhibitions of SA-made products, as well as provision of export credit insurance
  8. Trade agreements at bilateral and multilateral levels, including negotiation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement
  9. Promotion of investment in job-creating activities, including through initiatives to address red tape and make it easier to start new businesses
  10. Initiatives to assist businesses with licenses, and to address challenges at local levels
  11. Protection of jobs through use of import tariffs and safeguard and anti-dumping duties; as well as import rebates that lowers the cost of key inputs
  12. Public procurement measures
  13. Localisation measures through working closely with firms, trade unions and sectors
  14. Competitiveness enhancing measures, including on technology
  15. Projects that promote beneficiation of raw materials locally
  16. Initiatives to support food and health-care security in SA, in particular covid-19 therapeutics, PPEs and vaccines
  17. Support to companies displaced or damaged by the July 2021 unrest in KZN and elsewhere
  18. Support for black industrialists and SMMEs.

In the 2020/21 financial year, the dtic, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) reported that R16.2 billion in financial support was provided to domestic firms to improve their overall competitiveness. It resulted in the creation of new jobs and the retention of large numbers of existing jobs. Firms that benefited from the dtic, IDC and NEF support are located in all nine Provinces.

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18 May 2022 - NW1736

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

(1). What (a) total amount did it cost Cricket SA to conduct the recent Social Justice and Nation Building hearing involving a certain person (name and details furnished) and (b) is the detailed breakdown of all the costs incurred; (2). what amount did Cricket SA incur for (a) legal and (b) any other costs incurred on behalf of the specified person? NW2063E

Reply:

Cricket SA has responded to the questions as follows:

The total cost of the entire process has not yet finalized, once that is done Cricket South Africa will furnish the Honourable with the relevant amounts.

18 May 2022 - NW1619

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) is the current usage of the mothballed SA Police Service (SAPS) station situated in Main Road in Somerset West in the Western Cape net to the old Magistrate’s Court, which is a national monument that carries heritage status and for which SAPS received an award from a civic group for its care of the building several years ago and (b) steps are being taken to maintain the integrity of the building?

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18 May 2022 - NW1611

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Police

Considering that the Crystal Park Police Station serves an extensive area of suburbs and sections (details furnished), what is the breakdown of the number of (a) cases of armed robbery, murder, attempted murder, vehicle theft, possession of illegal substance and narcotics and gender-based violence and (b) convictions for such cases that were reported and opened at the Crystal Park Police Station since 1 January 2020 up to the latest specified date for which information is available?

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18 May 2022 - NW1554

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Matumba, Mr A to ask the Minister of Sport Arts and Culture”

On what date will his department set in motion the renaming of the Hendrick Verwoerd tunnel which stands as a constant reminder of apartheid and its atrocities to the black population.

Reply:

The processes of renaming of geographical features in South Africa is set in motion by applicants who may be at local authorities like municipalities, government agencies and individual South Africans who wish to propose a geographical name change.

This process is provided for in terms of the South African Geographical Names Act 118 of 1998. Such individual, authority or entity may approach the municipality under which the feature proposed to be changed falls so that public consultations can be organized.

18 May 2022 - NW1402

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Mohlala, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Noting the snail-pace progress in eradicating pit latrines in schools, by what date is it envisaged that the pit latrines in rural schools will be completely eradicated?

Reply:

DBE plans to eradicate pit toilets on the original list of schools which were identified at inception of the SAFE initiative during the 2022/2023 financial year.

18 May 2022 - NW1735

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

What number of Social Justice and Nation Building hearings have been held by governing bodies of the various sporting codes in the Republic since 29 May 2019, (b) which governing bodies held the hearings, (c) on what dates were the specified hearings held, (d) what was (i) each hearing about and (ii) the outcome of each hearing and (e) what did it cost to conduct each hearing?

Reply:

The social justice and nation building SJN hearings were confined to Cricket South Africa only.

18 May 2022 - NW824

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

What measures and/or interventions has her department put in place to ensure that the Public Service recruits only ethical public servants with the highest degree of integrity?

Reply:

All individuals who wish to apply for a post in the Public Service, are required to complete the Z83 application for employment form. The form is designed to assist department to only recruit only ethical public servants with the highest degree of integrity as they are required to declare matters related to all pending disciplinary and criminal cases as well as matters related to doing business with the State amongst others.

The declaration of all pending disciplinary cases, discourages public servants from moving around within the Public Service without accounting for their actions. Any misrepresentation on the Z83 form is considered a misconduct which may result in the termination of an employee’s service. Lastly, as part of the recruitment process, all departments are required to conduct pre-employment screening activities to verify the information supplied by applicants including on their qualifications, citizenship and criminal records amongst others.

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18 May 2022 - NW1406

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Motsepe, Ms CCS to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

(1)What (a) are the reasons that the Reconstruction and Development Project which was initiated by her department in 2009-10 financial year at Tiyani and/or Magoro Village in the Collins Chabane Local Municipality has been abandoned and (b) total amount of the allocated budget was spent by her department?

Reply:

1. (a) The total number of units allocated to Tiyani/Magoro Village in Collins Chabane Local Municipality was 77. The number of units completed is 76 and the remaining one unit is at a wall plate level. The contractor is currently at a final stage for completion and the project is not abandoned.

(b) The total budget allocated was R 6,366,849.92. The total budget spent by the Department is R 6,317,529.47. The remaining amount of R49,320.45 will be paid after the completion of the outstanding unit.

18 May 2022 - NW1593

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

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) entities reporting to him concluded any commercial contracts with (i) the government of the Russian Federation and/or (ii) any other entity based in the Russian Federation since 1 April 2017; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, for each commercial contract, what are the (aa) relevant details, (bb) values, (cc) time frames, (dd) goods contracted and (ee) reasons why these goods could not be contracted in the Republic?

Reply:

My Department and the Entities reporting to me have not concluded any commercial contracts with the Russian Federation since 01 April 2017.

18 May 2022 - NW1701

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:

Whether she has taken any action in terms of speeding up the completion of the vehicle verification panel process of military veterans; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

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18 May 2022 - NW1672

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

With reference to the outreach events organized by SILAPHA, which provided him with an opportunity to address the sector, what role did SILAPHA play in mediation between him and the artists who had occupied the offices of the National Arts Council of South Africa?

Reply:

Silapha did not play any mediation role on the matter.

18 May 2022 - NW1587

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Police

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her concluded any commercial contracts with (i) the government of the Russian Federation and/or (ii) any other entity based in the Russian Federation Since 1 April 2017; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, for each commercial contract, what are the (aa) relevant details, (bb) values, (cc) time frames, (dd) goods contracted and (ee) reasons that the goods could not be contracted in the Republic?

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18 May 2022 - NW1662

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Nodada, Mr BB to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What (a) components of her department make up the Inclusive Basket of Results score for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations, (b) are the reasons that the particular components of the score were chosen, (c) are the reasons that the score is not announced at the same time as the pass rate at the beginning of the year and (d) are the Inclusive Basket scores for each (i) province and (ii) education district in the 2021 NSC results?

Reply:

(a) The nine criteria that constitute the reporting in terms of the Inclusive Basket framework, are as follows:

        (i)     Overall Achievement (%).

        (ii)    Mathematics Participation (%).

        (iii)    Mathematics Achievement (%).

        (iv)    Physical Science Achievement (%).

        (v)    Technical Mathematics Achievement (%)

        (vi)    Accounting Achievement (%)

        (vii)   Admission to Bachelor Studies (%)

        (viii)  Distinction Achievement (%)

        (ix)   Throughput rate (%) 

       

(b)    The rationale for the Inclusive Basket of Criteria, is to move away from a single determinant of the performance of the schooling system (i.e. Overall Pass Percentage) to a more comprehensive set of quality indicators that more accurately reflect the performance of the schooling system at the end of Grade 12. The specific subjects which include Mathematics, Physical Science, Technical Mathematics and Accounting, represents the priority subject fields that need to be promoted in the schooling system. Accounting has been added as a proxy subject for the Business, Commerce and Management subjects, and Technical Mathematics added as a proxy subject for the Technology stream. Admission to Bachelor Studies and the Distinction Achievement are strong indicators of the quality of the achievement and throughput rate reflects the efficiency of the system.

(c)  The Council of Education Ministers (CEM) made a decision that the Inclusive Basket of Criteria will be piloted for a few years so as to obtain feedback on the uptake of this new system of reporting and to ensure that the criteria are appropriately selected. Therefore, over the last three years the criteria have been amended based on feedback on what should be the priority drivers in the system and there has been a shift from aggregating the individual scores of the selected indicators to reporting on each of the criteria individually. The Inclusive Basket of Criteria has been used as the secondary mode of reporting, while overall pass percentage remained the primary reporting tool. This will be reviewed once again this year and a decision will be made as to how the Inclusive Basket of Criteria will be used in 2022 and beyond.

(d)  (i) Table representing the Performance of the Nine PEDs, in the 2021 NSC Examination, in terms of the Inclusive Basket of Criteria.

Province Name

% Achieved  

% Accounting Achieved

% Mathematics Achieved

% Physical Sciences Achieved 

% Technical Mathematics

% Maths Participation  

% Bachelors  

% Distinctions Achieved

% Throughput

EASTERN CAPE

73.0%

76.4%

46.6%

62.3%

50.7%

48.0%

34.3%

3.7%

66.2%

FREE STATE

85.7%

81.9%

66.6%

75.1%

73.5%

36.4%

39.9%

3.5%

58.7%

GAUTENG

82.8%

81.9%

68.2%

73.5%

63.4%

31.2%

43.8%

5.2%

70.4%

KWAZULU-NATAL

76.8%

70.1%

54.2%

71.2%

63.0%

36.9%

37.1%

5.0%

73.5%

LIMPOPO

66.7%

65.2%

54.5%

67.8%

53.6%

42.7%

26.7%

2.4%

70.1%

MPUMALANGA

73.6%

71.4%

54.0%

61.5%

78.0%

42.8%

31.5%

2.4%

77.3%

NORTH WEST

78.2%

79.6%

71.5%

77.5%

48.4%

23.9%

33.8%

2.8%

61.5%

NORTHERN CAPE

71.4%

80.8%

59.2%

65.2%

59.8%

21.1%

30.3%

2.1%

58.1%

WESTERN CAPE

81.2%

80.1%

73.4%

78.3%

63.2%

26.3%

45.3%

7.2%

73.4%

NATIONAL

76.4%

74.7%

57.6%

69.0%

60.1%

36.8%

36.4%

4.2%

69.8

(d) (ii)  Annexure A, Representing the Performance of the Seventy Five Education Districts in the 2021 NSC Examinations, in terms of the Inclusive Basket of Criteria.  

18 May 2022 - NW1392

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

What are the details of the (a) quantity of fertiliser the country has imported in the past five years, (b) top five countries from which the Republic imports fertiliser and (c) kinds of fertiliser that the Republic imports the most? [

Reply:

a) The quantity of all types of fertilisers imported under HS code Chapter 31 (H31: Fertilisers) over the last 5 years is given in the table below:

Fertiliser Imported

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Quantity (kg)

2 271 365 365

2 018 206 922

2 029 747 898

2 230 811 393

2 572 542 319

Value (R)

6 656 612 069

7 908 784 745

8 265 235 097

8 354 231 397

15 235 368 483

b) In 2021, the top five countries from which South Africa imported fertiliser from is given in the table below:

TOP 5 COUNTRIES SOUTH AFRICA IMPORTED FERTILISER FROM , BY VALUE, IN 2021

COUNTRY

VALUE (R)

QUANTITY (KG)

1. Saudi Arabia

3 078 674 393

346 948 554

2. Russia

2 249 902 035

306 099 894

3. Qatar

2 069 268 636

310 356 864

4. China

1 572 415 102

384 444 680

5. Germany

1 289 965 653

274 766 845

 

These listed countries have been the main sources of imports for South Africa (by value) over the last 5 years.

c) Chemical fertilisers are generally divided into three main nutrients: Nitrogen (N), Phosphate (P), and Potassium (K). Each fertiliser base has a separate primary function in spurring plant growth. In 2021, nitrogen based fertilisers were the most imported, followed by chemical fertilisers containing two or three of the fertilising elements nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium; followed by potassium based fertilisers and then phosphorous based fertilisers. The quantities and value of these are given in the table below:

TYPE OF FERTILISER IMPORTED IN 2021

QUANTITY (KG)

VALUE (R)

Mineral or chemical fertilisers, nitrogenous

8 949 665 815

1 636 219 538

Mineral or chemical fertilisers containing two or three of the fertilising elements nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium

3 601 768 964

392 324 029

Mineral or chemical fertilisers, potassic

2 483 240 713

515 006 507

Mineral or chemical fertilisers, phosphatic

130 932 227

22 934 366

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18 May 2022 - NW1637

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Bodlani, Ms T to ask the Minister of Police

(1) Whether the SA Police Service (SAPS) has considered the request of the community of Ward 38 for permanent buildings for the Brackendowns SAPS; if not, why not; if so, what steps have been taken to ensure the need is met; (2) whether, given that SAPS is leasing from the City of Ekurhuleni, he has found that it is of benefit to SAPS to keep renewing the lease with the City; if not, what has been done to acquire the property from the City; if so, what are the reasons that it is wise to do so?

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18 May 2022 - NW1596

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) entities reporting to him concluded any commercial contracts with (i) the government of the Russian Federation and/or (ii) any other entity based in the Russian Federation since 1 April 2017; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, for each commercial contract, what are the (aa) relevant details, (bb) values, (cc) time frames, (dd) goods contracted and (ee) reasons why these goods could not be contracted in the Republic?

Reply:

(a) (i) (ii) (aa) (bb) (cc) (dd) (ee)

The department advises that it, through DIRCO concluded a Tenancy Agreement for the dtic’s Foreign Economic Representative’s residential accommodation. The Tenancy Agreement came to an end on the 30th May 2020. The Department advises that the value since 1 April 2017 to 30 May 2020 was R6.2 million.

The department through the Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA) scheme entered into annual agreements for the rental of space during the annual World Food Moscow exhibition to showcase South African products. The total value for 1 April 2017 to February 2020 was R9.6 million.

(b)(i) (ii) (aa) (bb) (cc) (dd) (ee)

The Department advises that entities reporting to the dtic do not have commercial contracts with the government of the Russian Federation, nor with any entity based in the Russian Federation.

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18 May 2022 - NW1514

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

(1) In view of an official statement by the Police Service (SAPS) on 24 April 2022, that during March this year more than 300 undocumented persons were arrested and that the suspects are due to appear at the different magistrate courts from Monday, 25 April 2022, what are the relevant details of the process that the SAPS follows with regard to undocumented persons (2) whether any falsified documents were discovered; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, will there be further investigations to uncover the source of such documents

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18 May 2022 - NW1575

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her concluded any commercial contracts with (i) the government of the Russian Federation and/or (ii) any other entity based in the Russian Federation Since 1 April 2017; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, for each commercial contract, what are the (aa) relevant details, (bb) values, (cc) time frames, (dd) goods contracted and (ee) reasons that the goods could not be contracted in the Republic?

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18 May 2022 - NW1776

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

Whether, in light of the fact that the Silapha Wellness Intervention Programme hosted four social media interventions, which according to their report not a single intervention reached more than 150 persons, his department has considered that the programme has a low success threshold in social media interventions and a particularly low outreach to the arts sector?

Reply:

The hosted 4 social media interventions on spaces; in November and December 2021; were over and above other social media activities that help to drive traffic to the call centre during Covid-19 pandemic Lockdown. See below table on numbers as of end of April 2022:

Month

Call Centre

Telephone

Face to Face

Males

Females

Social Media

Road Shows

GBV Walk

Debriefing

Total

Mar 21

11

8

3

4

7

0

0

0

0

0

Apr 21

7

5

2

6

1

0

158

0

0

0

May 21

6

3

3

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

Jun 21

11

10

1

4

7

0

0

0

0

0

Jul 21

10

3

7

6

4

0

0

0

0

0

Aug 21

13

4

9

5

8

0

0

50

0

0

Sep 21

21

10

11

14

7

0

0

0

0

0

Oct 21

18

1

17

8

10

0

153

0

0

0

Nov 21

18

14

4

4

14

250

147

0

0

0

Dec 21

12

4

8

8

4

20

0

0

0

0

Jan 22

19

4

15

10

9

0

0

0

0

0

Feb 22

22

3

19

10

12

0

0

0

7

0

Mar 22

42

18

24

20

22

0

0

0

0

0

April 22

27

13

14

12

15

0

0

0

3

0

Total

237

       

270

458

50

10

1025

 

18 May 2022 - NW956

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

What informs the proposed extension of the tenure of heads of department from 5 to 10 years?

Reply:

The tenure of HoDs is still a matter being consulted as part of the Professionalization Framework for the Public Service and no final decision has been reached. The proposed extension is from 5 to 7 years and not 10 years. The following are some of the reasons that have been put forward for the consideration to increase the tenure of HODs:

  1. The National Development Plan; the 10 and 20 Year Review of Government; the Human Science Research Council, the Department of Public Service and Administration; and the National School of Government have highlighted that the short tenure of HODs has had a negative impact on the stability of government and its ability to provide services. Departments with long serving senior managers appear stable and effective;
  2. The management of the political-administrative interface can be improved through stability and longevity at the level of HoDs; and
  3. The 7 year tenure would allow for an integrated and properly processed handover system to the new administration following the 5 year term of office of governments.

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18 May 2022 - NW1636

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Bodlani, Ms T to ask the Minister of Police

(1) Whether, with regard to records and a case number CAS 226/04/2019 showing that a burnt down building, which was used by police reservists at the Brackendowns SA Police Service (SAPS), has not been investigated since the fire in 2019,a case of arson was investigated by the Brackendowns SAPS; if not, what are the reasons that the matter has not been investigated; if so, what was the outcome and/or status of the specified case; (2) whether SAPS has requested by the City of Ekurhuleni to restore the buildings; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the details of the outcome of the request made?

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18 May 2022 - NW1764

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Nodada, Mr BB to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What (a) are the criteria for (i) the admissions for the Funza Lushaka bursary scheme, (b) what are the criteria for (ii) a student wanting to change subjects when receiving the scholarship, (b) number of learners have (i) been accepted for mathematics and science, (ii) passed with mathematics and science in the past three academic years and (iii) dropped out of their studies before completion?

Reply:

a) What are the criteria for the admissions for the Funza Lushaka bursary scheme?

     (i) There are criteria for first time applicants who include the District and Community-based recruits and the returning or existing students who are already enrolled at an HEI. The              criteria are stipulated as follows:

A. For 1st time entrants to a Higher Education Institution

  • An exemption, endorsement, or ‘admission to bachelor degree studies’ pass at Grade 12 level.
  • At least a level 4 pass at Grade 12 level in the subject which leads on to the priority area/subject in which the applicant will specialize to teach.
  • For students who wish to specialize in the Foundation Phase, a pass in Mathematics or at least level 4 pass in Mathematical Literacy at Grade 12 level is required. In addition, a level 4 pass in the Home Language is required.
  • Students who wish to specialize in the teaching of Technology subjects, including CAT, and who do not have these subjects at matric level, must have at least a level 4 pass in Mathematics.
  • If the institution’s admission requirements are higher than the bursary requirement and vice versa then the higher requirement will apply.

 

  1. For existing bursars
  • The student must have passed at least two-thirds (66.6%) of all the subject modules studied in the last year of study at the university.
  • The student must have passed at least two-thirds (66.6%) of the priority subject area modules studied in the last year of study at the Higher Education Institution. This should include specific province-specific subjects of students selected through the District and Community Based teacher recruitment programme.
  • For the Foundation Phase, Language, Mathematics and Life Skills will form the priority subjects for purposes of the re-awarding of the bursary.
  • If a student is doing one priority subject, he/she must pass it to qualify for re-award.
  • The student must be progressing to the next level/year of study.
  • The students must achieve at least a 55% average across all subject modules.
  • Students who register and fail a module twice in a year, that module will be counted twice for purposes of determining the course load and the number of modules failed.
  • Students who fail to meet the above will have their bursaries temporarily withdrawn until they redeem themselves by meeting these requirements, where they will again be considered for funding.

B. What are the criteria for a student wanting to change subjects when receiving the scholarship?

            Students are not allowed to change subjects, once awarded they have to adhere to the subject until the qualification is completed.

        b. (i) The number of learners have that been accepted for mathematics and science,

  • For 2022, selections at HEIs are still being conducted and the data will be made available after the outcome of the selections have been concluded. However, the table below illustrates the number of Mathematics and Sciences students for the previous academic year (2021).

   

SUBJECTS/MODULES

Number of students

Mathematics

5958

Physical Science

1970

Source: FLIMS SUBMITTED Q4 LIST

 

       b. (ii)  The number of student passed with mathematics and science in the past three academic years is indicated in the table below:

       

Mathematics and Physical Science Pass Rate in the past three academic years

Subject

2019

2020

2021

Total

Mathematics

1500

2355

2408

6263

Physical Science

430

687

807

1924

 

      b. (iii) The number of drop out of their studies before completion?    

  • No drop-outs from the Funza Lushaka bursars, however, one (1) student was reported as deceased.                         

18 May 2022 - NW1612

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Police:

Are there any kiosks of the SA Police Service currently being used and/or allocated to assist with visible policing in the Benoni area; if no, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

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18 May 2022 - NW1505

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1) what total number of members in each respective stock theft unit in each province are currently 55 years or older; (2) whether he will make a statement on this matter?

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18 May 2022 - NW1725

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1) Whether air support was rendered by the SA Police Service during the floods in KwaZulu-Natal; if not, why not; if so, (a) what type of aircraft and/or helicopter was used, (b) on what date was each aircraft and/or helicopter used and (c) what was the nature of each specified application; (2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

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18 May 2022 - NW1635

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1).Whether his department provides prescribed targets and/or guidelines to its entities and federations for opportunities and participation for persons with disabilities; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2). whether the revised white paper of his department by Parliament in November 2019 and the legislative process relating to the amendment bill enhance the inclusion of persons with disabilities; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3). what percentage of the budget of his department was dedicated to programmes for persons with disabilities for the 2021-22 financial year; (4). whether persons with autism benefit from the programmes; if not, why not; if so, how? NW1962E

Reply:

(1). The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture provides prescribed targets and guidelines to employees as per the DPSA guidelines. The National Targets are at 2% and the Department is at 2.4% People with disabilities in DAC/ DSAC as from 2019 are as follows:

March 2019 – 2,64%

March 2020 – 2,40%

March 2021 – 2,35%

March 2022 – 2,42%

       

The need for 2% persons with disabilities remained constant.

17 May 2022 - NW1732

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Hlengwa, Mr M to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

Whether there were any new agreements that were signed by the Deputy Minister, Ms K C Mashego – Dlamini, and the Indian Minister of State External Affairs, Mr V Muraleedharan relating to trade, commercial engagement, foreign direct investment and partnerships between India and the Republic from 25 April 2022 to 27 April 2022 (details furnished); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the details?

Reply:

There were no new agreements signed between South Africa and India during the recent visit by Deputy Minister, Ms K C Mashego-Dlamini to New Delhi, India.

Deputy Minister K C Mashego-Dlamini represented the Minister of International Relations, Dr Pandor at the 7th edition of the Raisina Dialogue held from 25 – 27 April 2022 in New Delhi. The Minister, who had participated in the 2020 event, accepted the 2022 invitation but the event was postponed due to scheduling difficulties, hence the attendance by Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini.

The Raisina Dialogue is India’s premier conference on geopolitics and geo-economics focussed on addressing critical contemporary issues facing the global community and attended by leaders in politics, business, media and civil society. It is co-hosted by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in partnership with the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

Within the mentioned context, Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini paid a courtesy visit on the co-host of the Raisina Dialogue, i.e. the Indian Minister of State of External Affairs, Mr Vellamvelly Muraleedharan on 26 April 2022. Courtesy meetings in diplomacy are customary and provide an opportunity to, among others, verbally discuss e.g. issues of bilateral interest, especially in view of the Strategic Partnership status between South Africa and India.

 

17 May 2022 - NW1526

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1)In light of the report presented in the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on 26 May 2021, stating that the Government Printing Works has lost financial data required to conduct the 2020-21 audit, what is the reason that a backup system does not exist; (2) whether the Gauteng Printing Works has a disaster management plan in place; if not, why not; if so, what is the relevant documentation in this regard

Reply:

1. I am appealing to the Honourable Member to be a bit patient because these questions are a subject of a tribunal/investigation, which was introduced to the Portfolio Committee when it started its work last year.

2. The tribunal is about to report its findings to the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs

END

17 May 2022 - NW1513

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Hlengwa, Mr M to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

With reference to the Joint Communique’on the Occasion of the Fifth Session of the South Africa – Botswana Bi – National Commission, wherein the Heads of State, the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa and the President of the Republic of Botswana Dr M E K Masisi, noted in point 8 that 40 Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) have, over the years been signed `between the two countries and emphasised the need to fully implement all the signed agreements and MoUs, what are the (a) full, relevant details of the signed agreements and MoUs that have not been fully implemented, (b) reasons for the delays and (c) timelines for implementation?

Reply:

a) Full relevant details of the signed Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) that have not been fully implemented:

  • The Heads of State at the Bi-National Commission (BNC) noted that in the years between the convening of the 4th and the 5th BNCs, the MoU on Cooperation in Prosecution Matters and the MoU on Cooperation between the Agricultural Research Council and the Botswana Vaccine Institute were signed in February 2018 and November 2019 respectively. This brought the total number of signed Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding to 40 from 38.

Furthermore, the BNC was apprised about the completion of the pre-feasibility study in December 2021 on the 2017 MoU between Lesotho-Botswana and South Africa on Water Transfer Project, and the 2018 MoU on Water Course Commission which has not yet entered into force.

In this context and upon consideration of the 5th BNC decision to develop an Implementation Matrix, the Heads of State directed that all Agreements and MoUs be fully implemented.

b) Reasons for the delays; and

  • The full feasibility study on the MoU between Lesotho-Botswana and South Africa on Water Transfer Project, could not be conducted and/or completed on time by the African Development Bank due to the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic.

With regard to the MoU on Water Course Commission that has not yet entered into force, efforts are underway to finalise national processes in order for the MoU to enter into force.

c) Timelines for implementation.

  • The African Development Bank has set December 2023 as the envisaged date for the completion of the full feasibility study in regard to the MoU on Water Transfer Project.

The Parties have committed to finalise national processes for the entry into force of the MoU on Water Course Commission and report to the BNC Mid-Term Review Meeting in November 2022.

Progress report on the Implementation Matrix, as a tracking tool of all Agreements and MoUs, will also be provided during the BNC Mid-term review in November 2022.

 

 

17 May 2022 - NW1731

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Hlengwa, Mr M to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

What are the full relevant details of the progress made to date on the non – residential accreditation process of her department (details furnished), including the embassies that have been identified for the specified process and breakdown of the savings achieved through the cost – containment measures?NW2058

Reply:

1. The ten Missions identified for closure, and subsequently closed in 2021 included the following:

  1. SA Representative Office in Minsk (Belarus)
  2. SA Embassy in the Holy See (The Vatican)
  3. SA Embassy in Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)
  4. SA Embassy in Helsinki (Finland)
  5. SA Consulate-General in Milan (Italy)
  6. SA Embassy in Muscat (Oman)
  7. SA High Commission in Suva (Fiji)
  8. SA Embassy in Bucharest (Romania)
  9. SA Embassy in Lima (Peru)
  10. SA Consulate-General in Chicago (USA)

2. The process of closure of these diplomatic Missions included both political engagements with the host countries as well as official Diplomatic communication, and facilitation of the change of diplomatic and, civic, immigration and consular accreditation, to new non-resident countries.

3. Formal requests for non-residential accreditation and concurrence were submitted to 25 countries and organisations, which all have their own internal processes and procedures pertaining to accreditation. The finalisation of non-residential accreditation of seven countries is still in process.

4. The savings from the closure of these 10 Missions are reflected as follows:

(a) 2021/2022 Financial Year: Savings of ZAR 71 729 878 (following the deduction of costs related to the closure process).

(b) 2022/2023 Financial Year and beyond: anticiaped savings of ZAR 161 620 546 per annum.

 

17 May 2022 - NW1438

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

With reference to the Public Service Recruitment Scheme that is aimed at strengthening the talent pipeline within the Public Service, especially for scarce and critical positions, (a) how often does her department monitor the rollout of internship, learnership and apprenticeship programmes within the Public Service and (b) how does her department ensure that graduates with scarce and/or critical qualifications are recruited into internship, learnership and/or apprenticeship programmes?

Reply:

Minister for Public Service and Administration issued the Graduate Recruitment Scheme Framework for implementation across the Public Service.

One of the objectives of the Framework is to attract graduates to address skills shortages in scarce occupational areas of the service in line with the departmental Human Resource Plan. Therefore, the intention is to appoint these graduates on permanent basis, subject to successful completion of the programme.

a) The DPSA monitors implementation and compliance of the Graduate Recruitment Scheme Framework on annual basis. Government departments are required to submit reports on the implementation of the framework to the Director-General, as part of the Annual HRD Implementation Plans and Monitoring and Evaluation on 31 March of each year.

b) The DPSA encourage departments to dedicate 10% of the department`s vacant posts to recruit and retain graduates with potential, beyond the graduate development phase, into entry level positions. Recruitment should be in line with the department`s career Planning and Progression Strategy.

Each department is expected to regularly monitor its own needs for scarce occupations as well as the vacancy rate in those occupations then recruit accordingly.

End

17 May 2022 - NW1798

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

(1)Whether he has been informed that in spite of the Pooling and Sharing Joint Venture (PSJV) being issued with a directive from the Department of Fisheries, Forestry and the Environment to desist from building cofferdams without a dumping permit in terms of the Integrated Coastal Management Act, Act 24 of 2008, the PSJV continues to do so in spite of the terms and/or provisions of section 79(1)(d) of the specified Act that a person is guilty of a category one offence if that person dumps any waste at sea without a dumping permit; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) what steps does his department intend to take against a certain company (name furnished) that has been guilty of the specified offence continually since 2014, but now continues to commit the offence even after being issued with an official environmental directive from the Minister of the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment in order to stop the illegal activity? NW2064E

Reply:

The matter referred to in the question should be addressed to the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment.

 

17 May 2022 - NW1604

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

Whether, with reference to the Elandshoogte Gold Mine being very close to the Sudwala Caves in the Houtbosloop Valley, he will furnish Ms A M M Weber with the (a) rehabilitation plan and the (b) environmental impact assessment for the mine as the mine is operational again; if not, why not in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

Yes, Elandshoogte Gold mine is issued with the mining right and an approved EMP/ EA which contain rehabilitation plan.

17 May 2022 - NW1586

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) entities reporting to him concluded any commercial contracts with (i) the government of the Russian Federation and/or (ii) any other entity based in the Russian Federation since 1 April 2017; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, for each commercial contract, what are the (aa) relevant details, (bb) values, (cc) time frames, (dd) goods contracted and (ee) reasons that the goods could not be contracted in the Republic?

Reply:

a1 NRWDI

a) N/A

b) No commercial contract was concluded between the entity and Russian Federation

(i) No contract concluded

(ii) No contract concluded since 01 April 2017

(aa) N/A

(bb) N/A

(cc) N/A

(dd) N/A

(ee) N/A

2. SDT

a) N/A

b) No commercial contract was concluded between the entity and Russian Federation

(i) No contract concluded

(ii)No contract concluded since 01 April 2017

(aa) N/A

(bb) N/A

(cc) N/A

(dd) N/A

(ee) N/A

3. MHSC

a) N/A

b) No commercial contract was concluded between the entity and Russian Federation

(i) No contract concluded

(ii) No contract concluded since 01 April 2017

(aa) N/A

(bb) N/A

(cc) N/A

(dd) N/A

(ee) N/A

4. CEF

We can confirm that as CEF Group we have not concluded any commercial agreements with any Russian entities since 2017 to date. Following a tender by our subsidiary, PetroSA to sell non-core assets (i.e. Christmas Trees) through an open tender process, the Russian entity called Gazprom has shown interest to acquire these assets. We can also confirm that no agreement has been concluded in this regard.

a) N/A

b) No commercial contract was concluded between the entity and Russian Federation

(i) No contract concluded

(ii) No contract concluded since 01 April 2017

(aa) N/A

(bb) N/A

(cc) N/A

(dd) N/A

(ee) N/A

5. CGS

(a) N/A

(b) No commercial contract was concluded between the entity and Russian Federation

(i) No contract concluded

(ii) No contract concluded since 01 April 2017

(aa) N/A

(bb) N/A

(cc) N/A

(dd) N/A

(ee) N/A

6. MINTEK

Russian Federation entities involved: EVRAZ Holdings, PAO Severstal, Kutchatov Institute, Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC) (Uchalin and Gai Mines), A9 Systems, and Polyus Verinskoe.

Total value of projects: R7 751 547

​6.1 RAZ Holdings – Moscow Russia (East Metals AG Switzerland)

(aa) Relevant details

MINTEK has contracted with EVRAZ, based in Russian, for MINTEK to perform quality control (QA) evaluation work on grinding balls.

Date: 22 November 2021

(bb) Values

EVRAZ Holdings: R403 065

(cc) Time Frames

Complete by 31 May 2022

(dd) Goods Contracted

MINTEK will perform metallurgical characterisation test work on the grinding balls, including:

  • Chemical composition analysis
  • Metallurgical characterisation
  • Impact/drop tests
  • Ball mill abrasion wear testing
  • Pin abrasion testing
  • Dry rubber wheel abrasion testing

(ee) Reasons that the goods could not be contracted in the Republic?

EVRAZ Holdings sought the best available services and approached Mintek to execute the work on their behalf.

​6.2 PAO Severstal – Russia

(aa) Relevant details

MINTEK has contracted with PAO Severstal, based in Russian, for MINTEK to perform metallurgical characterisation test (i.e. Quality Control (QC) work on grinding balls).

Date: 22 October 2021

(bb) Values

PAO Severstal: R425 766

(cc) Time Frames

PAO Severstal: Work conducted over 30 October 2021 to 03 December 2021

(dd) Goods Contracted

MINTEK will perform metallurgical characterisation test work on the grinding balls, including:

  • Visual inspection and mass of the balls.
  • Chemical Analysis.
  • Microstructural Analysis.
  • Hardness Measurements.
  • Impact/Drop Testing (2000 drops) of three balls from each set.
  • Charpy Impact Strength Analysis
  • Ball mill abrasion wear test in the laboratory ball mill using the silica sand ore

(ee) Reasons that the goods could not be contracted in the Republic?

PAO Severstal sought the best available services and approached Mintek to do the work.

​6.3 Kutchatov Institute (KI), of the Russian Federation

(aa) Relevant details

SA-Russia Bilateral Agreement on Research & Development (R&D):

MINTEK, under the Joint Russia-South Africa Commission on Science & Technology (JCST) that was established in 2011 collaborated with the Kutchatov Institute (KI), of the Russian Federation, on Nanotechnology. The work centred on developing Smart Human and Animal Health Sensing using Nanotechnology.

(bb) Values

AMD (Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Group): South Africa Department of Science & Innovation (DSI)-funded programme at Mintek: R1 500 000

(cc) Time Frames

AMD (Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Group): South Africa Department of Science & Innovation (DSI)-funded programme at Mintek: Programme planned over 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17. Programme concluded in 2017/18.

(dd) Goods Contracted

MINTEK was tasked with the design, development and characterization of new nanotechnology biolabels (gold-based) and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) systems for the detection of diseases which are prevalent in South Africa. The Kutchatov Institute (KI) was responsible for advanced materials testing and validation of these technologies. The work developed gold (Au) and silver (Ag)-based SERS sensors for the detection of human (Malaria) and animal diseases (Rift Valley Fever (RVF), Rabies and Foot and Mouth).

(ee) Reasons that the goods could not be contracted in the Republic?

AMD – A collaboration between institutes in South Africa (MINTEK) and Russia (Kutchatov Institute (KI)) carried out under a bilateral agreement between SA and Russia.

​6.4 A9 Systems and Polyus Verinskoe

(aa) Relevant details

Mintek signed a contract with A9 Systems on behalf Polyus Verinskoe. A9 Systems is a third-party distributor in Russia.

(bb) Values

Measurement and Control Division (MCD): R4 611 036

(cc) Time Frames

17 April 2019 – 26 August 2022

(dd) Goods Contracted

Mining Efficiency Automated Measurement and Controls Systems/Products:

Carbon Activity Analyzer, Cynoprobes, Carbon Concentration Meters, LeachStar Control Systems and CyLas Instruments

(N.B. These are all trademarked products manufactured at Mintek).

(ee) Reasons that the goods could not be contracted in the Republic?

No other suppliers in the Russian Federation.

​6.5 Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC) – Uchalin Mine

(aa) Relevant details

The Division submitted a proposal for consultation work.  This are for consulting for Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC) – Uchalin Mine. The work involves reviewing their data on processing of tailings from Au/Sb deposits and advising on a test work program and interpretation of results. The proposal for Uchalin mine has been accepted.

(bb) Values

R202 920

(cc) Time Frames

Complete by 31 August 2022

(dd) Goods Contracted

The work involves reviewing their data on the processing of tailings from Au/Sb (Gold/Antimony) deposits and advising on a test work program and interpretation of results.

(ee) Reasons that the goods could not be contracted in the Republic?

Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC) – Uchalin Mine: No reason given.

​6.6 Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC) – Uchalin Mine

(aa) Relevant details

The Division submitted a proposal for consultation work.  This are for consulting for Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC) – Gai Mine. The work involves reviewing their data on processing of tailings from Au/Sb deposits and advising on a test work program and interpretation of results. The proposal for Gai Mine has yet to be accepted.

(bb) Values

R202 920

(cc) Time Frames

Complete by 31 December 2022 should the project be awarded.

(dd) Goods Contracted

The work involves reviewing their data on the processing of tailings from Au/Sb (Gold/Antimony) deposits and advising on a test work program and interpretation of results.

(ee) Reasons that the goods could not be contracted in the Republic?

Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC) – Gai Mine: No reason given

7. NECSA

(a) N/A.

(b) Yes,

(i) N/A

(ii) Necsa concluded two once-off commercial contracts with companies based in the Russian Federation within the period in question (since 01 April 2017).

​7.1 Contract One

(aa) Necsa concluded a once-off contract with Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant

(NCCP) in November 2018.

(bb) USD 1 058 015, 00

(cc) Once-off transaction that will conclude upon delivery of the order, possibly in the financial year 2022/23. At the moment the delivery of the order is delayed by the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

(dd) The goods procured are LTA fuel Elements and control rods for SAFARI-1.

(ee) The rods and the fuel elements are not available in the country.

7.2 Contract Two

(aa) Necsa’s subsidiary NTP Radioisotopes concluded a once-off contract with the Center for Molecular Research (CMR) in January 2018.

(bb) USD 7000

(cc) Once-off transaction that was concluded upon delivery of goods.

(dd) The product that was procured was Ytterbium - 176 (Raw Material used in the

production of Lutetium)

(ee) This isotope is only produced in Russia and is sometimes available through

distributors based in the USA but no such distributors are available in Africa.

8. SANEDI

a) N/A

b) No commercial contract was concluded between the entity and Russian Federation.

(i) No contract concluded

(ii No contract concluded since 01 April 2017

(aa) N/A

(bb) N/A

(cc) N/A

(dd) N/A

(ee) N/A

9. SADPMR

(a) N/A

(b) No

(i) No

(ii) No, the Entity is guided by the decision of the DMRE and Government

(aa) N/A

(bb) N/A

(cc) N/A

(dd) N/A

(ee) N/A

10. NERSA

a) N/A

b) No commercial contract was concluded between the entity and Russian Federation

(i)No contract concluded

(ii) No contract concluded since 01 April 2017

(aa) N/A

(bb) N/A

(cc) N/A

(dd) N/A

(ee) N/A

11. NNR

(a) N/A

(b) No

(i) N/A

(ii) No position

(aa) N/A

(bb) N/A

(cc) N/A

(dd) N/A

(ee) N/A

17 May 2022 - NW1750

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1)What number of days a week is the office of his department in the Dipaleseng Local Municipality open; (2) whether there are always staff members available to keep the office open when other staff members go on leave; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether the staff’s salaries have been changed to two days a week since the staff only works two days a week; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) (a) what does his department intend to do to ensure that the Dipaleseng office is fully resourced and open five days a week, (b) what are the reasons that the office only deals with birth and death certificates and not with identity documents (IDs) and (c) how will his department intervene to ensure that the residents do not travel to the nearest town to apply for their temporary or permanent IDs, as this is a very costly exercise?

Reply:

1. Balfour is a Small Office (Service Point), wherein DHA was allocated space in a Thusong centre by Dipaleseng Municipality to provide limited services. The office is open 5 days per week (Monday to Friday).

2. Balfour SP has 1 civic services employee and is attached to Secunda Office which has 7 civic services employees. During April 2022, Balfour office processed an average of 6 applications daily for birth registration and death registration, while Secunda office provided services to an average of (155) members of the public daily, during the same period. If the employee is on leave or off sick DHA is not able to allocate an employee to the SP due to capacity limitations, also considering that the demand for services at full service offices such as Secunda, Bethal, Ermelo, Standerton increases during peak season.

3. The employee’ s salary has not been changed as she is on duty 5 days per week.

(4) (a) The department is in the process to fill selected vacancies.

(b) The Small Office is not modernised and does not have the required number of staff to operate the modernised system.

(c) The Province has engaged the local Municipality and Department of Basic Education to identify mobile unit service points in Balfour and schools in the area, the mobile schedule allocation will start during the month of June 2022.

END

17 May 2022 - NW1444

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether, with reference to the conviction of former Lesedi Local Municipality Housing and Planning Manager of Springs, Mr Tshepo Malekane, for 78 counts of fraud by the Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court for the transfer of ownership of 78 properties belonging to the Lesedi Local Municipality, his department will provide the erf numbers of the properties in question; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The provisioning of the erf numbers by the Lesedi Local Municipality already took place during the criminal investigations on the matter, whereupon same were outlined on Schedule “A” of the charge sheet, as follows:

No.

Property description

Current title deed no.

Current owner details

Purchase date

Purchase price

Previous owner details

Previous title deed number

 

Erf 1810 Heidelberg extension 9

T56357/2018

Mashinini Florence with ID no. 8604130709083

10/02/2010

R150 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T24246/1975

 

Erf 3407 Heidelberg extension 16

T56350/2018

Mashinini Florence with ID no. 8604130709083

10/03/2010

R81 000. 00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3404 Heidelberg extension 16

T56344/2018

Mashinini Florence with ID no. 8604130709083

10/03/2010

R81 000. 00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 2033 Heidelberg extension 9

T56352/2018

Mashinini Florence with ID no. 8604130709083

10/03/2010

R179 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T24246/1975

 

Erf 3353 Heidelberg extension 9

T56355/2018

Mashinini Florence with ID no. 8604130709083

10/03/2010

R75 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T24246/1975

 

Erf 3108 Heidelberg extension 16

T56343/2018

Mashinini Florence with ID no. 8604130709083

10/03/2010

R85 000. 00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3405 Heidelberg extension 16

T56346/2018

Mashinini Florence with ID no. 860413 0709083

10/10/2010

R81 000. 00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 1817 Heidelberg extension 9

T57285/2018

Mashinini Florence with ID no. 8604130709083

10/02/2010

R180 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T24246/1975

 

Erf 3403 Heidelberg extension 16

T57286/2018

Mashinini Florence with ID no. 8604130709083

10/03/2010

R81 000. 00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 2151 Heidelberg extension 9

T57284/2018

Mashinini Florence with ID no. 8604130709083

10/02/2010

R220 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T24246/1975

 

Erf 1811 Heidelberg extension 9

T74471/2018

Mashinini Florence with ID no. 8604130709083

10/02/2010

R172 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T24246/1975

 

Erf 1816 Heidelberg extension 9

T74472/2018

Mashinini Florence with ID no. 8604130709083

10/02/2010

R162 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T24246/1975

 

Erf 1658 Heidelberg extension 9

T88175/2018

Mashinini Florence with ID no. 8604130709083

10/02/2010

R248 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T24246/1975

 

Erf 1579 Heidelberg extension 9

T89743/2018

Mashinini Florence with ID no. 8604130709083

10/02/2010

R240 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T24246/1975

 

Erf 3145 Heidelberg extension 16

T4829/2019

Nombembe Wandile Elvis with ID no. 9107106385085 and Nombembe Samukelisiwe Thandeka Felicity with identity nr 9012181057080

07/05/2009

R100 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3146 Heidelberg extension 16

T40964/2018

Peete Justice Malefetsane with identity no. 6905225627086 and Peete Matshidiso with ID no. 7401190271083

22/12/2010

R100 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3371 Heidelberg extension 16

T1869/2019

Msiza Themba Hope with ID no. 8603075344088

09/12/2018

R280 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3292 Heidelberg extension 16

T66475/2018

Ratanda Young Generation with registration no. 071-320-NPO

07/04/2009

R375 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 484 Jameson Park

T80274/2018

Oorvloed Eiendom Trust with registration no. 2116/2018

05/10/2018

R197 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T68847/2000

 

Erf 629 Jameson Park

T79939/2018

Buffels Kraai Kroning Trust with registration no. 2053/2018

05/10/2018

R172 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T57804/1999

 

Erf 6860 Heidelberg extension 25

T5087/2019

Kroonjuwele Eiendom Trust with registration no. 848/2018

05/10/2018

R850 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T86377/2010

 

Erf 3091 Heidelberg extension 16

T13731/2019

Oorvloed Eiendom Trust with registration no. 2116/2018

13/12/2018

R270 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3089 Heidelberg extension 16

T13732/2019

Oorvloed Eiendom Trust with registration no. 2116/2018

13/12/2018

R270 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 2307 Heidelberg extension 9

T2328/2019

Oorvloed Eiendom Trust with registration no. 2116/2018

22/11/2018

R175 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T24246/1975

 

Erf 2308 Heidelberg extension 9

T2610/2019

Oorvloed Eiendom Trust with registration no. 2116/2018

22/11/2018

R185 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T24246/1975

 

Erf 2306 Heidelberg extension 9

T2611/2019

Oorvloed Eiendom Trust with registration no. 2116/2018

22/11/2018

R180 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T24246/1975

 

Erf 3416 Heidelberg extension 16

T6629/2019

Oorvloed Eiendom Trust with registration no. 2116/2018

13/12/2018

R230 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 362 Jameson Park

T74445/2018

Oorvloed Eiendom Trust with registration no. 2116/2018

05/10/2018

R180 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T28780/1996

 

Erf 362 Rensburg

T7553/2019

Oorvloed Eiendom Trust with registration no. 2116/2018

05/10/2018

R156 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T70301/1989

 

Erf 2305 Heidelberg extension 9

T7991/2019

Oorvloed Eiendom Trust with registration no. 2116/2018

22/11/2018

R175, 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T24246/1975

 

Erf 816 Jameson Park

T79945/2018

Oorvloed Eiendom Trust with registration no. 2116/2018

05/10/2018

R180 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T148224/1999

 

Erf 3411 Heidelberg extension 16

T47435/2018

Radebe Buti Paulus with ID no. 6602155534081

03/02/2009

R85 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3381 Heidelberg extension 16

T47436/2018

Radebe Buti Paulus with ID no. 6602155534081

03/02/2009

R110 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3414 Heidelberg extension 16

T47889/2018

Radebe Buti Paulus with ID no. 6602155534081

03/02/2009

R85 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3412 Heidelberg extension 16

T47890/2018

Radebe Buti Paulus with ID no. 6602155534081

03/02/2009

R85 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3413 Heidelberg extension 16

T48041/2018

Radebe Buti Paulus with ID no. 6602155534081

03/02/2009

R85 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3377 Heidelberg extension 16

T47432/2018

Radebe Teboho Edward with ID no. 9004015377081

07/04/2009

R90 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3378 Heidelberg extension 16

T47433/2018

Radebe Teboho Edward with ID no. 9004015377081

07/04/2009

R100 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3376 Heidelberg extension 16

T47434/2018

Radebe Teboho Edward with ID no. 9004015377081

07/04/2009

R90 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3128 Heidelberg extension 16

T66474/2018

Radebe Teboho Edward with ID no. 9004015377081

07/04/2009

R100 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3129 Heidelberg extension 16

T66476/2018

Radebe Teboho Edward with ID no. 9004015377081

07/04/2009

R100 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3127 Heidelberg extension 16

T70825/2018

Radebe Teboho Edward with ID no. 9004015377081

06/04/2009

R100 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 385 Jameson Park

T2659/2019

Ambrosius Familie Trust

registration no. 2072/2018(G)

05/10/2018

R186 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T64708/1999

 

Erf 298 Jameson Park

T3342/2019

Ambrosius Familie Trust

registration no.2072/2018(G)

05/10/2018

R186 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T9535/2000

 

Erf 150 Jameson Park

T79947/2018

Ambrosius Familie Trust

registration no. 2072/2018

05/10/2018

R187 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T117586/1999

 

Erf 656 Jameson Park

T88643/2018

Ambrosius Familie Trust

registration no. 2072/2018

05/10/2018

R186 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T87586/1996

 

Erf 2357 Heidelberg extension 9

T3373/2019

Muizenberg Familie Trust

registration no. 2063/2018

22/11/2018

R195 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T24246/1975

 

Erf 541 Jameson Park

T75945/2018

Muizenberg Familie Trust

registration no. 2063/2018

05/10/2018

R183 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T77618/1997

 

Erf 682 Jameson Park

T79943/2018

Muizenberg Familie Trust

registration no. 2063/2018

05/10/2018

R191 500.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T72955/1988

 

Erf 146 Jameson Park

T80272/2018

Bedenhorst Familie Trust registration no. 2073/2018(G)

05/10/2018

R186 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T64296/1999

 

Erf 251 Jameson Park

T84465/2018

Bedenhorst Familie Trust registration no. 2073/2018(G)

05/10/2018

R200 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T14163/2000

 

Erf 75 Jameson Park

T84470/2018

Bedenhorst Familie Trust registration no. 2073/2018(G)

05/10/2018

R195 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T4426/1996

 

Erf 467 Jameson Park

T79951/2018

Bedenhorst Familie Trust registration no. 2073/2018

05/10/2018

R195 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T20040/1972

 

Erf 545 Jameson Park

T79949/2018

Bedenhorst Familie Trust registration no. 2073/2018

05/10/2018

R197 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T62741/1999

 

Erf 3081 Heidelberg extension 16

T88174/2018

Makgoale Jacqueline Matete Mokgohloe with ID no. 9808090135085

21/02/2009

R110 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3099 Heidelberg extension 16

T1868/2019

Bordewijk Familie Trust registration no. 2074/2018

05/10/2018

R180 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3125 Heidelberg extension 16

T1639/2018

Mabunda Popo Brian

with ID no. 7804175340080 and Fumo Vincent

with ID no. 0311265255084

19/02/2010

R80 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 4601 Heidelberg extension 23

T22665/2019

Mabunda Popo Brian

with ID no. 7804175340080

17/01/2014

R296 960.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T25132/2002

 

Erf 3120 Heidelberg extension 16

T32281/2017

Mabunda Popo Brian

with ID no. 7804175340080

07/04/2009

R80 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3389 Heidelberg extension 16

T89657/2018

Mabunda Popo Brian

with ID no. 7804175340080 and Fumo Vincent

with ID no. 0311265255084

29/01/2010

R89 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3167 Heidelberg extension 16

T16915/2018

Mokoena Siphiwe Ephraim with ID no. 7607035653083 and Mokoena Ntombikayise

with ID no. 7507040720085

27/03/2009

R100 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3292 Heidelberg extension 16

T66475/2018

Ratanda Young Generation

07/04/2009

R375 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3293 Heidelberg extension 16

T2329/2019

Mfene Popie Maria with ID no. 5607020714082

15/10/2018

R145 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3384 Heidelberg extension 16

T85819/2018

Mangoato Piet Phuti

with ID no. 7009215993084

15/10/2018

R97 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3322 Heidelberg extension 16

T85818/2018

Mangoato Piet Phuti

with ID no. 7009215993084

15/10/2018

R130 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3371 Heidelberg extension 16

T1869/2019

Msiza Themba Hope with ID no. 8603075344088

09/12/2018

R280 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3373 Heidelberg extension 16

T13730/2019

Legodi David Malesela with ID no. 7210285296081

13/11/2018

R170 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3375 Heidelberg extension 16

T15908/2019

Legodi David Malesela with ID no. 7210285296081

13/11/2018

R170 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3374 Heidelberg extension 16

T18815/2019

Legodi David Malesela with ID no. 7210285296081

13/11/2018

R170 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3382 Heidelberg extension 16

T6631/2019

Legodi David Malesela with ID no. 7210285296081

13/11/2018

R170 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 3402 Heidelberg extension 16

T56354/2018

Motsoeneng Teboho Moses with ID no. 8812055399083

15/01/2010

R85 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 8 Jameson Park

T79941/2018

Sadomba Andrew with ID no. 7012145206080

05/06/2018

R120 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T15395/2000

 

Erf 3417 Heidelberg extension 16

T81767/2018

Sebiloane Teboho Joseph with ID no. 8402055916084

10/02/2009

R85 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T30258/1989

 

Erf 245 Jameson Park

T2259/2019

Miya Sebolai Joseph

with ID no. 7212075417083 and Miya Sebolelo Maria with ID no. 8103080543089

5/05/2018

04/10/2018

R120 000.00

R250 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

Pule Vincent Motaung

with ID no. 790323 5645 080

T142397/2000

T74097/2018

 

Erf 1630 Heidelberg extension 9

T6630/2019

Elzinkhorst Familie Trust

with registration nr 2071/2018

05/10/2018

R200 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T24246/1975

 

Erf 1962 Heidelberg extension 9

T56353/2018

Mmusi Project Management CC with registration no. 200910105023

10/01/2010

R170 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T24246/1975

 

Erf 1814 Heidelberg extension 9

T56356/2018

Mmusi Project Management CC with registration no. 200910105023

10/01/2010

R170 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T24246/1975

 

Erf 1815 Heidelberg extension 9

T56345/2018

Tlaka Matubatse Victor

10/01/2010

R158 000.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

T24246/1975

END.

17 May 2022 - NW1522

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Msimang, Prof CT to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

(1)Whether, with reference to his comments at the recent 2022 Platinum Group Metals Industry Day on 6 April 2022, regarding the urgent need for a mineral rights cadastre (details furnished), it is his responsibility to establish and/or initiate a cadastral system for managing mineral rights; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) what are the full, relevant details of the steps that have been taken by his department to establish a mining cadastre for the Republic; (3) whether the urgent establishment of a mining cadastre has been included in the annual budget; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. Yes, it is the responsibility of the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy to establish a Cadastral system.
  2. The Department engaged SITA to initiative the procurement of the system and the evaluation of the proposal was concluded in October 2021. To date the Department is awaiting the recommendation letter from SITA in order to appoint the successful bidder.
  3. The budget for the system has been included in the Departmental Budget.

 

17 May 2022 - NW1397

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

In light of the 5-year jail sentence handed to a certain person (name and details furnished), for spending monies erroneously deposited into her account, what charges were brought by his department against the incompetent officials who made the deposit and then realised after 76 days that they had deposited R14 million to the specified person’s account by mistake?

Reply:

For the sake of clarity, the accused was sentenced to five (5) years’ imprisonment in terms of the provisions of section 276(1)(i) of the Criminal Procedure Act No. 51 of 1977. Thus, after serving a sixth of the sentence (10 months), she may be placed under correctional supervision. The 5-year term was therefore not accurately reported by the media.

The Department of Education and INTELLIMALI commissioned two (2) forensic investigations (Ernst & Young being one of the two companies) and the findings from both companies cleared the officials of any involvement or human error. The final findings were that the deposit was due to a computer glitch or hacking. The police investigations also did not reveal any evidence of wrong-doing on the part of the officials, either from the Department or INTELLIMALI. 

In light of the above, no grounds of acting against any official could be found. Any further enquiries in this regard should be addressed to the Department of Higher Education or South African Police Service.

END.

17 May 2022 - NW1414

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Msimang, Prof CT to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

What (a) is the position of his department regarding the recently released 2021 Annual Survey of Mining and Exploration Companies by the Fraser Institute, which, out of 84 jurisdictions that were assessed, ranks the Republic in the bottom 10 (details furnished) and (b) are the details of the plans that his department has put place to (i) counteract the results and (ii) improve the standing of the Republic?

Reply:

a) The department has recently gazetted the Exploration Strategy to address this. There are logistical (rail and freight), regulatory (water and environmental licensing) and security challenges which fall outside the mandate of the DMRE.

b) Key areas have been identified in the Exploration Strategy that government and social partners will address to improve the country’s investment attractiveness in the next five years.