Questions and Replies

11 March 2019 - NW51

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Mulaudzi, Mr TE to ask the Minister of Police

What number of police reservists (a) are currently employed by the SA Police Service and (b) have been employed full time since 1 January 2010?

Reply:

a) The South African Police Service (SAPS), currently, has a total of 10 379 police reservists. It needs to be mentioned that the SAPS does not employ reservists, as they serve on a voluntary basis.

b) Since 1 January 2010, a total of 8 306 reservists have been utilised on a full- time basis.

Reply to question 51 recommendad/

LE (SOEG)

Reply to question 51 approved/

MINIST OF POLICE BH CELE, MP

Date:

GENERAL TH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

11 March 2019 - NW108

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Health

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Environmental Affairs to question 3618 on 14 December 2018, (a) what plans are in place to ban microbeads in the country and (b) by what date will the ban come into effect?

Reply:

The regulations related to the labelling, advertising and cosmetics made in terms of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, 1972 (Act 54 of 9172) were published for comment. SAHPRA has reviewed the comments submitted by various stakeholders, including those made by the Department of Environmental Affairs, on the harms and banning of microbeads in cosmetics. The updated evidence and motivations provided on microbeads in rinse-off cosmetics and the stance of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the EU were reviewed and taken into account. The Authority has made a decision to ban the use of microbeads in rinse-off cosmetics, in line with global regulatory jurisdictions. The banning of microbeads in rinse-off cosmetics will follow a phased out approach, taking effect 18-24 months from the date of publication of the regulations.

END.

11 March 2019 - NW109

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Police

With regard to case number 553/12/2018 reported at the Boksburg North Police Station, (a) who is the investigating officer and (b) what progress has been made in the case?

Reply:

a) The particulars of the investigating officer cannot be divulged, to ensure that the case is investigated without fear or favour.

b) The suspect in this case, resigned from the company. The complainant was contacted and the suspect's address was obtained. The address was visited, but the suspect could not be found. All possible leads to trace the suspect, are being followed. The case is, therefore, still under investigation.

Reply to question 109 recommended/

TI

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GENERAL ER: TH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

Reply to question 109 approved/ o e

MI SI OF POLICE BH CELE, MP

Date:

11 March 2019 - NW11

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Health

(1)What (a) is the number of Medical Cannabis Licences that were issued to date and (b) are the names of the applicants and/or entities that were issued with licences; (2) what were the reasons for the delay to issue licences if none have been issued as applications have been opened since November of 2017 under the auspices of the Medicines Control Council, which is now the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority

Reply:

(1) (a) None;

(b) N/A

(2) Reasons for non issue of licences

Readiness of applicants – lack of Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs), lack of Quality Management Systems to be employed at their facilities, applicants do not have plans of where and to whom they are going to sell their produce, lack of basic security features. All these findings and other deficiencies of applications have been communicated to the applicants to address.

END.

11 March 2019 - NW118

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Police

What number of (i) cases relating to incidents of illegal mining have been investigated by the SA Police Service since 1 January 2014 and (ii) the specified cases resulted in a conviction and (b) on what statutory grounds was each conviction made?

Reply:

Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation

(a)(i) From 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) investigated a total of 364 incidents, regarding illegal mining.

(a)(ii) A total of 186 convictions were obtained, from 1 Jan“uary 2014 to 31 December 2018.

Division: Detective Service, South African Police Service

(a)(i) The number of cases, relating to incidents of illegal mining, investigated by the Division: Detective Service, South African Police Service (SAPS), from 1 January 2014 to date, is reflected in the table below:

Province

Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

             

Eastern Cape

0

0

0

0

0

0

Free State

321

180

201

256

299

32

Gauteng

0

0

0

0

0

0

KwaZulu-Natal

1

3

1

1

4

0

Limpopo

0

0

0

37

27

1

Mpumalanga

46

53

59

114

253

29

North West

2

0

2

5

2

0

Northern Cape

1

1

3

9

30

1

Western Cape

1

1

3

9

30

1

Total

372

238

269

431

645

64

(a)(ii) The number of cases, which resulted in a conviction, is as follows:

Year

Province

 
 

2014

2015

2016 2017

2018

2019

Eastern Cape

0

0

0

0

0

0

Free State

284

120

132

171

246

7

Gauteng

0

0

0

0

0

0

KwaZulu-Natal

0

0

0

0

0

0

Limpopo

0

0

0

10

2

0

Mpumalanga

18

24

34

42

81

0

North West

0

0

0

1

0

0

Northern Cape

0

0

3

1

0

0

Western Cape

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

302

144

169

225

329

7

 

(b) The statutory grounds for the convictions, were as follows:

  •  Trespassing, in terms of the Trespass Act, 1959 (Act No. 6 of 1959).
  • Unlawful possession of unwrought precious metal, in terms of the Precious Metals Act, 2005 (Act No. 37 of 2005).
  • Unlawful dealing in unwrought precious metal, in terms of the Precious Metals Act, 2005 (Act No. 37 of 2005).
  • Unlawful possession of unpolished/uncut diamonds, in terms of the Diamonds Act, 1986 (Act No. 56 of 1986).
  • Unlawful dealing in unpolished/uncut diamonds in terms of the Diamonds Act, 1986 (Act No. 56 of 1986).
  • Racketeering, in terms of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (Act No. 121 of 1998).
  • Money laundering, in terms of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, 1998 (Act No. 121 of 1998).
  • Illegal immigration, in terms of the Immigration Act, 2002 (Act No. 13 of 2002).
  • Illegal prospecting, in terms of the Mining Rights Act, 1967 (Act No. 20 of 1967).
  • Failing to lodge prospecting rights, in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (Act No. 28 of 2002).
  • Common law offences, such as theft, fraud, housebreaking and robbery.

 

Reply to question 118 recommended

LE (SOEG)

GENERAL ION OUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

Reply to question 118 approved/not approved

MINISTER OF POLICE BH CELE, MP

Date:

11 March 2019 - NW96

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)With reference to the reply to question 643 on 22 March 2018, what is the total (a) financial loss and (b) number of train coaches that were lost to (i) Metrorail and (ii) Shosholoza Meyl due to (aa) aging stock, (bb) vandalism, (cc) derailment and accidents and (dd) theft since 1 April 2018; (2) what is the total amount spent on the (a) maintenance of existing train coaches and (b) purchasing of new train coaches for Metrorail and Shosholoza Meyl since April 2018?

Reply:

1. With reference to the reply to question 643 on 22 March 2018, the total (a) financial loss and (b) number of train coaches that were lost to (i) Metrorail and (ii) Shosholoza Meyl due to (aa) aging stock, (bb) vandalism, (cc) derailment and accidents and (dd) theft since 1 April 2018 are as follow:

 

Metrorail (i)

Shosholoza Meyl (ii)

Total

(a) Total Financial Loss

R624,905,000

R11,624,296

R636,529,296

(b)

(aa) Total coaches/locomotives lost due aging rolling stock

0 Coaches

0 Locomotives

613 Coaches

0 Locomotives

613 Coaches

(bb) Total coaches/locomotives lost due vandalism including theft and exclude coaches/locomotives waiting for quotations

127 Coaches

5 Locomotives

24 Coaches

5 Locomotives

151 Coaches

(cc) Total coaches/locomotives lost due to derailments and accidents

262 Coaches

0 Locomotives

9 Coaches

0 Locomotives

271 Coaches

(dd) Theft

550 Coaches

0 Locomotives

0 Coaches

0 Locomotives

550 Coaches

2. The total amount spent on the (a) maintenance of existing train coaches and (b) purchasing of new train coaches for Metrorail and Shosholoza Meyl since April 2018, is:

 

Metrorail (i)

Shosholoza Meyl

Total

(a) maintenance of existing train coaches

R452,000,000

R273,733,363

R725,733,363

General Overhaul of existing coaches (heavy maintenance)

R1,102,000,000

R390,707,154

R1,492,707,154

(b) Purchase of new 6 car trains from Gibela

R220,280,535

R0

R220,280,535

11 March 2019 - NW44

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

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

Reply:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Approved by the Minister on

MINISTRY IN THE PRESIDENCY: WOMEN REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

11 March 2019 - NW102

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Shackleton, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Police

What number of (a) cases of (i) murder, (ii) rape, (iii) housebreaking, (iv) carjacking, (v) theft of motor vehicles, (vi) house robbery and (vii) drug-related crimes were reported at the Hammanskraal Police Station, (b) such cases were sent to court and (c) convictions were obtained for the specified cases in the past three financial years?

Reply:

(a)

Number of Cases Reported at the Hammanskraal Polica Station

                                               2016                                       2017             2018

(i) Murder                                  283                                         263              280

 

ii

Rape

10              

13

16

iii

Housebreakin

45

41

38

iv

Carjcking

357

270

283

(v)

Theft of motor vehicle

20

11

19

vi

House Robber

45

45

34

{vii)

Drug-related crimes

22

31

44

 

 

(b)

       
   

Number of Cases to Court

   
 

” ““”“

2016

2017 ”

2018

i

Murder

5

8

5

ii

Rape

0

0

0

lii

Housebreaking

31

31

29

lv

Carjacking

2

0

0

(v)

Theft of motor vehicle

0

0

0

(vi)

House robbery

7

0

0

(vii)

Drug relatedcrimes

720

745

628

Numher of Cases with Convictions

 

2016

2017

2048

(i) Murder

3

0

0

(ii) Rape

0

0

0

(iii) Housebreaking

3

3

2

 

(iv) Carjacking

0

0

0

 

(vg Theft of motor vehicle

0

0

0

(vi) House robbery

0

0

0

(vli) Drug-related crimes

170

101

49

Reply to question 102 recommended/

 

Reply to question 102 approved/n

MINISTER OF POLICE BH CELE, MP

Date: 6 @

GENERAL

UTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

11 March 2019 - NW45

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) is the number of vacancies in the SA Police Service in each province and (b) are the details of each vacant position in each province?

Reply:

The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), recently approved a rationalised organisational structure and is in the process of matching and placing employees, in terms of the structure. As a result, the (a) number of vacancies in the SA Police Service, in each province and (b) details of each vacant position in each province can only be determined after the matching and placing of the employees has been concluded.

Reply to question 45 recommended/

TIQ CO

LE (SOEG)

GENERAL

ER: TH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

Reply to question 45 approved/

MI R OF POLICE BH CELE, MP

Date:

11 March 2019 - NW23

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

What number of RDP houses has her department had to (a) repair and/or (b) rebuild

Reply:

According to information we have received from Provincial Departments of Human Settlements and Local Municipalities as at December 2018 we had repaired or re-built a total of 49 745 state subsidy (post-1994) houses.

The details of these interventions per province are:

PROVINCE

NUMBER OF HOUSES REPAIRED OR RE-BUILT

EASTERN CAPE

25 640

FREE STATE

2 513

GAUTENG

6 050

KWAZULU-NATAL

6 011

LIMPOPO

124

MPUMALANGA

605

NORTHERN CAPE

2 860

NORTH WEST

2 600

WESTERN CAPE

3 342

TOTAL

49 745

11 March 2019 - NW101

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Shackleton, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Police

What number of (a) cases of (i) murder, (ii) rape, (iii) housebreaking, (iv) carjacking, (v) theft of motor vehicles, (vi) house robbery and (vii) drug-related crimes were reported at the Temba Police Station, (b) such cases were sent to court and (c) convictions were obtained for the specified cases in the past three financial years?

Reply:

(a)

Number of Cases Reported at the Temba Police Station

 

2016

2017

2018

(i) Murder

62

55

73

(ii) Rape

203

182

156

(iii) Housebreaking

1 048

880

776

(iv) Carjackinh

134

98

107

(v) Theft of motor vehlcle

193

124

130

(vi) House robbery

122

134

4 33

(vii) Drug -related crimes

1 636

1 968

2 428

(b)

Number of Cases to Court

 

2016

2017

2018

(i) Murder

30

32

29

(ii) Rape

101

100

109

(iii) Housebreaking

159

110

106

(iv) Carjacking

10

5

5

(v) Theft of motor vehicle

16

5

9

(vii) (vi) House robbery

15

10

17

Drug-related crimes

1 645

1 968

2 430

(c)

Number of Cases wlth Convlctlone

 

2016

2017

2018

(i) Murder

15

23

11

(ii) Rape

17

23

18

(lii) Housebreaking

22

29

11

(iv) Carjacking

0

1

2

(v) Theft of motor vehicle

1

1

1

cvi) House robbery

1

5

4

(vii) Drug-related crimes

664

226

266

 

Reply to question 101 recommended/ d•

KJ SI (SOEG)

Date: t i› »- i ›

Reply to question 101 approved/

R OF POLICE BH CELE, MP

Date:

GENERAL AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

11 March 2019 - NW104

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether, with reference to his reply to question 353 for oral reply on 21 November 2018, he will furnish Mr M Waters with copies of the results of each water quality test conducted for each month during 2018 by the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality; (2) which of the specified water quality tests failed to meet minimum standards?

Reply:

1. The response provided on 21 November 2018 to question 353 by the Department was adequately responded to. The Department monitors the data that is uploaded on the Integrated Regulatory Information System (IRIS) by both the Water Services Authority and Water Services Provider. Refer to the tables below for the compliance results for 2018:

Microbiological: Acute Health

Months

Compliance

Failures

Samples

January

98.9%

4

378

February

99.7%

1

351

March

97.6%

9

369

April

98.3%

6

353

May

99.7%

1

379

June

>99.9%

0

398

July

99.5%

2

386

August

>99.9%

0

392

September

>99.9%

0

383

October

99.7%

1

392

November

99.7%

1

390

December

99.4%

2

343

Total

99.4%

27

4 514

Chemical: Acute Health

Months

Compliance

Failures

Samples

January

>99.9%

0

101

February

>99.9%

0

92

March

>99.9%

0

92

April

>99.9%

0

84

May

>99.9%

0

88

June

>99.9%

0

96

July

>99.9%

0

92

August

>99.9%

0

92

September

>99.9%

0

88

October

>99.9%

0

92

November

>99.9%

0

92

December

>99.9%

0

80

Total

>99.9%

0

1 089

Chemical: Chronic Health

Months

Compliance

Failures

Samples

January

>99.9%

1

1 068

February

>99.9%

0

981

March

>99.9%

0

1 016

April

>99.9%

0

960

May

>99.9%

0

1 026

June

>99.9%

0

1 087

July

>99.9%

0

1 053

August

>99.9%

0

1 064

September

>99.9%

0

1 032

October

>99.9%

0

1 063

November

>99.9%

1

1 062

December

>99.9%

0

934

Total

>99.9%

2

12 346

Chemical -Non Health: Aesthetic

Months

Compliance

Failures

Samples

January

99.5%

3

293

February

97.7%

12

286

March

95.8%

23

289

April

95.9%

21

274

May

96.0%

22

287

June

97.9%

12

297

July

99.8%

1

295

August

>99.9%

0

294

September

>99.9%

0

292

October

>99.9%

0

297

November

>99.9%

0

303

December

>99.9%

0

271

Total

98.6%

94

314

Operational

Months

Compliance

Failures

Samples

January

98.8%

19

1 524

February

99.1%

13

1 428

March

98.9%

16

1 487

April

99.2%

11

1 418

May

99.5%

8

1 531

June

99.7%

4

1 596

July

99.1%

14

1 569

August

99.9%

2

1 591

September

99.5%

7

1 553

October

99.4%

10

1 585

November

99.6%

7

1 581

December

99.4%

9

1 392

Total

99.3%

120

  1. 55

2. None, the water quality test as provided above proves that there were no tests that failed to meet minimum standards as they are well above 95% for each test conducted during 2018.

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11 March 2019 - NW53

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

NAAONALA&SEMBLY QUESMOMPORKWTENREPLY QUESTION NUMBER: S3 [NW58EI DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07 FEBRUARY 301f I) what number of informal settlements ate there in each province? 38Y3. Dr SS TBEBEIWAVO (££'P) to ask tbe J\EaIeter of Rumazi Settlezaeats. what number of informal settlements ate there in each province7 NW53E Number of infomial settlements in mch province are as follows: Eastern Cape: 305 Free Statn: 153 Gauteng: 710 Kwaztilu Natal: 248 Limpopo: 90 Mpumalanga: 268 Northeni Capa: II I North West: 172 Western Cape: 643 The datus is as at October 2017, based on information provided by Provinces and some Metropolitan municipalities, at well as information gathered by the Department during the informal settlement assessments, categorisatioll and development of the PBradin8 plm8

Reply:

(1) Number of infomial settlements in mch province are as follows:

a) Eastern Cape: 305

b) Limpopo: 90

c) Mpumalanga: 268

d) Kwaztilu Natal: 248

e) Gauteng: 710

f) Free Statn: 153

g) Northen Cape:111

h) North West: 172

h) Western Cape: 643

The datus is as at October 2017, based on information provided by Provinces and some Metropolitan municipalities, at well as information gathered by the Department during the informal settlement assessments, categorisation and development of the upgrading plans.

11 March 2019 - NW12

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What are the details of the guidelines that have been issued by the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority in respect of greenhouse requirements for the granting of a medical cannabis licence and (b) is there a limit on the amount of medicinal cannabis that can be (i) grown, (ii) cultivated and (iii) manufactured in terms of current licencing regulations?

Reply:

a) Granting of the cultivation license of cannabis for medicinal use in SA is not limited to greenhouse cultivation. Cultivation can take place in various settings either, indoor or outdoor. The applicant should meet the good agricultural practices as determined by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) for food producing plants intended for human consumption. Measures to be considered during cultivation include but are not limited to:

• Soil and fertilizer or alternative growth medium/ substrate

• The reliance on irrigation

• The appropriate use of approved herbicides and pesticides

The applicant should ensure that crop integrity is maintained. This will ensure the correct quality control and identification of specific marker compounds at pre-determined concentrations for the Cannabis species. The applicant should ensure that cross-pollination of outdoor crops or where an enclosed air filtration system is not present have appropriate minimisation strategies in place. Furthermore, volunteer plants or rogue plants should be eradicated to ensure that the permitted crop size is not contaminated.

Security arrangements deployed at the proposed site will form an integral part of the conditions to be considered prior to the SAHPRA licence being issued and the Department of Health permit being granted. In addition, manufacturing of the products must be done in line with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) applicable to medicines which are further described in the SAHPRA Guideline, Guide to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) for Medicines in South Africa. Applicants are invited to scrutinise specifically Annexure 7 which deals with the agricultural aspects relating to the production of starting materials derived from a plant.

(b) No limit has been determined yet. The applicant has to state in the application the size of the land to be cultivated which is linked to the off take agreement which have to be in place between the applicant and their customers. The customers will also be assessed for the suitability of handling the product.

The quantity required by the applicant as reflected in the off take agreements will then be used to determine the country requirements of medicinal cannabis which will eventually be used to feed into the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) quota. INCB is an international body responsible for the control of narcotics and psychotropic substances which are required for therapeutic and research purposes.

END.

11 March 2019 - NW63

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

(1)Whether he has been informed that he has been implicated in testimony made under oath and in written documents by Mr Agrizzi at the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to Inquire into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State, chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo; if so, were the allegations made by Mr Agrizzi in respect of him true; (2) whether he declared any financial or material gifts from Bosasa as required by the Executive Members’ Ethics Act, Act 82 of 1998; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. No, I was neither informed, nor did I ever see or hear anywhere where Agrizzi implicates me in any testimony made under oath. However I saw somewhere on social media a list said to have been released by Agrizzi, whereby it says I contacted Bosasa and made enquiries about some systems or services they offer.

The statement that I contacted Bosasa is in fact false. I never contacted Bosasa. What happened was that the former Mayor of Mogale City, Mr Mpho Nawa, contacted me in 2015 and informed me that he had been invited by a company in Mogale City where he is Mayor, to go and view Hospital Information Management systems. He said he told them that he understood nothing about health information systems and at any rate had no jurisdiction over hospitals.

The Mayor then invited me to visit that company. On arrival I discovered that the company was in fact Bosasa. I had thought that Bosasa was only a catering company. But I found out there when they then showed me the systems, that they do many other things, other than catering. However regardless of their systems I was definitely not interested in getting the Department of Health involved with them in any other way because I read lots of stories about their irregularities with the catering contract in Correctional Services.

2. No, I declared nothing because I received nothing in the form of a gift or financial benefit or any other way from Bosasa.

END.

08 March 2019 - NW18

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to his reply to question 2171 on 11 July 2018, what is the (a) rank and (b) number of police officers at each police station in each province?

Reply:

Detailed information (per station and per salary level/rank) as per annexure.

Salary levels relate to the following ranks:

SALARY LEVEL

RANK

Salary Level 13

Brigadier

Salary Level 12

Colonel

Salary Level 10

Lieutenant Colonel

Salary Level 8

Captain

Salary Level 7

Warrant Officer

Salary Level 6

Sergeant

Salary Level S

Constable

Salary Level 1-4

Student Constable

Summary of information requested below:

POLICE SERVICE ACT PERSONNEL AT STATIONS: JANUARY 2019 (PERSAP)

 

TOTAL POL ACT

WESTERN CAPE

13318

EASTERN CAPE

11497

NORTHERN CAPE

4390

FREE STATE

6823

KWAZULU-NATAL

15414

NORTH WEST

5330

MPUMALANGA

6199

LIMPOPO

6775

GAUTENG

22146

TOTAL:

91892

 

TOTAL PROV's:

TOTAL POL

ACT

15

0

14

0

13

119

12

584

11

0

10

2295

9

0

8

7514

7

17426

6

18333

5

44404

4

1

3

5

2

0

1

1211

TOTAL:

91892

KWAZULU-NATAL

TOTAL POL ACT

15

0

14

0

13

18

12

101

11

0

10

385

9

0

8

1289

7

3135

6

3182

5

6957

4

0

3

0

2

0

1

347

TOTAL:

15414

WESTERN CAPE

TOTAL POL ACT

15

0

14

0

13

18

12

82

11

0

10

349

9

0

8

1122

7

1909

6

3S71

5

6265

4

0

3

2

2

0

1

0

TOTAL:

13318

NORTH WEST

TOTAL POL

ACT

15

0

14

0

13

5

12

30

11

0

10

123

9

0

8

434

7

1158

6

995

5

2575

0

4

 

3

0

2

0

1

10

TOTAL:

5330

 

EASTERN CAPE

TOTAL POL

ACT

15

0

14

0

13

8

12

61

11

0

10

263

   

8

871

7

2560

6

2328

5

5393

4

0

3

2

2

0

1

11

TOTAL:

11497

MPUMALANGA

TOTAL POL ACT

15

0

14

0

13

7

12

36

11

0

10

132

   

8

461

7

846

6

1439

5

3152

4

0

3

0

2

0

1

126

TOTAL:

6199

NORTHERN CAPE

TOTAL POL ACT

15

0

14

0

13

4

12

17

11

0

10

68

9

0

8

244

7

608

6

1024

5

2218

4

0

3

1

2

0

1

206

TOTAL:

4390

LIMPOPO

TOTAL POL

ACT

15

0

14

0

13

6

12

38

11

0

10

156

9

0

8

645

7

1763

6

5

1231

 

2935

4

0

3

0

2

0

1

1

TOTAL:

6775

 

FREE STATE

TOTAL POL ACT

15

0

14

0

13

6

12

30

11

0

10

122

9

 

0

8

447

7

1693

6

949

 

5

3384

4

0

3

0

2

0

1

192

TOTAL:

6823

GAUTENG

TOTAL POL

ACT

15

0

14

0

13

47

12

189

11

0

10

697

9

0

8

2001

7

37S4

6

3614

5

11525

4

1

3

0

2

0

1

318

TOTAL:

22146

 

 

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08 March 2019 - NW421

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

What reasons informed the recall of a certain person (name and details furnished)?

Reply:

Honourable Member, the official referred to in your question is amongst a number of officials from the Department of State Security whose expertise are required back home. The Minister of State Security requested me to release them and in the interests of our country, I acceded to her request.

08 March 2019 - NW383

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Telecommunications, Postal Services and Communications

(a) What digital projects are rolled out on community media, (b) on what date were the projects rolled out, (c) in which provinces were the projects rolled out and (d) at what cost were the projects rolled out?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department of Communications as follows:

The Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) has provided funds for websites for its print and broadcast projects through supporting the rollout of two digital news projects, as follows:

a) Name of digital project

b) Date project rolled out (funded)

c) Province in which project rolled out

d) Cost at which the projects were rolled out (MDDA funding)

Joburg Post Online

2016/2017

Gauteng

R 825,200.00

Kleva Nkeva Online www.clevankeva.co.za

2017/2018

Eastern Cape

R 935,979.00

_____________________________

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date: 08/03/2019

08 March 2019 - NW219

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minieter of Police

What number of (a) murders were reported at the Norkem Park Police Station in the (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (iii) 2017-18 financial years and (b) the specified murders resulted in a successful conviction; (2) what number of (a) women and (b) children were murder victims?

Reply:

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(1)(a) The number of murders, which were reported at the Norkem Park Police Station, is as follows:

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

8

11

9

(1)(b) The number of murders, which resulted in successful convictions, is as follows:

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

CAS

Number

Conviction

CAS

Number

Conviction

CAS

Number

Conviction

222/02/2015

Life imprisonment

158/05/2016

Found guilty

and declared a patient of the State.

None

Not applicable

2)(a)(b) The number of women and children, who were murder victims, is as follows:

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

Women

Children

Women

Children

Women

Children

3

0

2

0

4

0

 

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08 March 2019 - NW103

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Shackleton, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Police

What is the current status of the investigation into certain cases (details furnished) that were opened at the Temba Police Station in Gauteng; (2) whether any suspects have been (a) questioned and/or (b) arrested; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (3) what are the names of the investigating officer(s) that was or were assigned to investigate the charges; (4) whether each specified case has been finalised; if not, what is the envisaged date for the finalisation of each case; if so, what are the details of the outcome of each case?

Reply:

Temba, CAS 643/09/2015, theft of a motor vehicle.

(1) The case was closed as undetected.

(2)(a)(b) No suspect was questioned or arrested, The suspect is unknown.

(3) The particulars of the investigating officer cannot be divulged, to ensure that the case is investigated without fear or favour.

(4) The case was closed as undetected.

Temba, CAS 557/08/2017, business robbery.

(1) The case was closed as undetected.

(2)(a)(b) No suspect was questioned or arrested. The victim could not give a clear description of the suspect.

(3) The particulars of the investigating officer cannot be divulged, to ensure that the case is investigated without fear or favour.

(4) The case was closed as undetected.

Temba, CAS 270/06/2018, burglary at business premises.

(1) The case was closed as undetected.

(2)(a)(b) No suspect was questioned or arrested. The complainant could not provide a description of the suspect.

3. The particulars of the investigating officer cannot be divulged, to ensure that the case is investigated without fear or favour.

4. The case was closed as undetected.

Temba, CAS 448/09/2018, burglary at business premises.

(1) The case was closed as undetected.

(2)(a)(b) No suspect was questioned or arrested. The victim could not provide a description of the suspect.

(3) The particulars of the investigating officer cannot be divulged, to ensure that the case is investigated without fear or favour.

(4) The case was closed as undetected.

Temba, CAS 333/12/2018, burglary at business premises.

(1) The case was closed as undetected.

(2)(a)(b) No suspect was questioned or arrested. The complainant could not provide a description of the suspect.

3. The particulars of the investigating officer cannot be divulged, to ensure that the case is investigated without fear or favour.

4. The case was closed as undetected.

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QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN REPLY

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Internal Ref Number:

Submission Date:

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04.02.2019

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Question Asked By: Question Asked To:

Mr M S Shackleton

Minister of Police

Question:

  1. What is the current status of the investigation into (a) CAS 643/09/2015, (b) CAS 557/08/2017,

(c) CAS 270/06/2018, (d) CAS 448/09/2018 and (e) CAS 333/12/2018 opened at the Temba Police Station in Gauteng;

  1. whether any suspects have been (a) questioned and/or {b) arrested; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case,
  2. what are the names of the investigating off cer(s) that was or were assigned to Investigate tf›e charges;
  3. whether the case has been finalised; if not, what is the envlsaged date for the finalisation of the case; if so, what are the details o( the outcome of the case?

Itesearcher: Ruan van der Walt (3161 or ruanvdw@da.o )

08 March 2019 - NW419

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) the National Lotteries Commission investigated matters related to the National Lottery’s alleged fraudulent funding of a Denzhe Primary Care as reported by GroundUp in an article published on 22 November 2018 under the heading “How a Hijacked organisation scored million from the Lottery”; if not, why not; if so, what was the outcome of the investigation?

Reply:

The report was received by the department and is currently being reviewed.

Except as explicitly state herein the Ministry: Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) does not express an opinion in respect of any factual representations. The opinion /memo provided is limited to the matters stated in it and may not be relied on upon by any person outside the dti or used for any other purpose neither in its intent or existence. It must not be disclosed to any other person without prior written approval other than by law. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as limiting the rights of the dti to defend or oppose any claim or action against the dti."

It

08 March 2019 - NW130

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

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

Reply:

The Department of Higher Education and Training is not responsible for the payment of travel privileges as contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook regarding former political beneficiaries in terms of Chapter 10 of the Handbook (Annexure A) travel privileges are administered and paid for by Parliament and the Secretary of Parliament may accordingly be approached or contacted for the provision of relevant details and administration relevant to these privileges.

In terms of Chapter 9, Paragraph2.2.1 approved travel expenditure defined within the application parameters of “special privileges” for former Ministers, Deputy Ministers and their spouses respectively, are indicated as follows:

(a)(i)  Minister, Dr B Nzimande:2017/18 financial year – R92 328 – 00; and

         Minister, Prof HB Mkhize: 2017/18 financial year – R47 472 – 00

(a)(ii) None

(b)(i) None

(ii) None

©(i) None

(d)(i) None

(ii) None

08 March 2019 - NW98

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Transport to question 641 on 22 March 2018, what was the total number of SA Police Service members who were employed to secure Metrorail operations (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016 in each province?

Reply:

(a) The total number of South African Police Service (SAPS) members, who were employed to secure Metrorail operations, is as follows:

 

Gauteng

South 

Gauteng

North

” .

Western

Cape

Eastern

Cape

KwaZulu 

Natal

 

Total

                 

2013/2014

742

825

 

514

363

614

 

3 058

2014/2015

750

916

 

553

301

654

 

3 174 

 

2015/2016

722

955

524

307

640

 

3 148 

 

2016/2017

713

938

547

308

615

3 121

 

2017/2018

787

903

561

282

677

3 210

(b)

             
 

Gauteng South

Gauteng North

Western Cape

Eastern Capa

Kwazulu- Natal

Total

1 April 2018 to

11 February 2019

768

879

549

278

666

3 140

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08 March 2019 - NW371

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Telecommunications, Postal Services and Communications

(1)Whether, since the reply to question 90 on 12 March 2018, the new regulatory framework for community broadcasting has been finalised; if not, by what date will it be finalised; if so, (2) whether the moratorium on the issuing of new licences for community radio stations that has been in effect since 22 September 2015 has been lifted; if not, by what date will the moratorium be lifted; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows:

1. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (the Authority/ICASA) is in a process of finalizing the regulatory framework for Community Broadcasting. The regulations are currently undergoing quality check process within ICASA. It is expected that the regulations will be published by 22nd of March 2019.

2. No, the moratorium has not been lifted.

No date has been set for lifting of the moratorium.

_____________________________

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

08 March 2019 - NW6

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What capital crimes have occurred in the Benoni area in each year during the period 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018; (2)(a) what number of (i) cases were successfully resolved and (ii) convictions were obtained in each year during the specified period and (b) what was the jail sentence and/or sanction in each specified case; (3) whether any specific actions are planned to combat the major problems of drug abuse and prostitution, especially in the Western Extension area in Benoni; (4) what is (a) the current vacancy rate at the Benoni Police Station and (b) being done to fill the vacancies; (5) (a) by what date will a public liaison officer be appointed at the specified police station and (b) will he consider having an existing staff member at the police station be designated to act as an interim public liaison officer?

Reply:

(1) There is no crime in South Africa punishable by death.

2. Since there are no capital crimes in South Africa, the table below contains the information with regard to contact crimes.

(a)(i)

Number of Cases Successfully Resolved

(a)(ii)

Convictions Obtained In each Year

(b)

Jail Sentence and or Sanction in

each Specific Caae

2014: Six caaes

Six convictions

 

Murder

Guilty

15 years imprisonment

Murder

Guiltv

20 years imprisonment

Possession of unlicensed firearm

Guilty

15 years imprisonment

Armed robbery

Guilty

25 years imprisonment

Car hijacking

Guilty

15 years imprisonment

Attempted murder

Guilty

25 years imprlsonment

2015: 10 caaea

16 convictions

 

Business robbery

Guilty (four suspects)

20 years imprisonment each

Robbery aggravating

Guilty

10 years imprisonment

Murder

Guilty

15 years imprisonment

Robbery aggravating

Guilty

15 years imprisonment

Robbery

Guilty

15 years imprisonment

Business robbery

Guilty

15 years imprisonment

(a)(i)

Number of Cases Successfully

Resolved

(a)(ii)

Convictions Obtained

in each Year

(b}

Jail Sentence and or Sanction In each Specific Caee

Murder

Guilty

10 years imprisonment

Hijacking

Guilty

26 years imprisonment

Business robbery

Guilty (four suspects)

20 years imprleonment Each

House robbery and rape

Guilty

15 years imprisonment

2016: J4 cases

18 convictions

 

Murder

Guilty (two suspects)

The first suspect was sentenced to

10 years impnsonment and the second suspect was sentenced to three years imprisonment, suspended for five years.

Robbery

Guiltj/ (two suspects)

Five years imprisonment each

Robbery

Guilty

15 years imprisonment

Robbery

Guilty

15 years imprisonment

Attempted murder

Guilty

15 years imprisonment

H)acking and murder

Guilty

Life sentence and 25 years

imprisonment

Armed Robbery

Guilty

4O years imprisonment

Armed robbery

Guilty

Seven years imprisonment

Robbery aggravating

Gvilty

25 years imprisonment

Robbery aggravating

Guilty

18 years imprisonment

Robbery aggravating

Guilty

15 years Imprisonment

Possession of unlicensed firearm

Guilty

14 years imprisonment

Armed robbery

Guilty

15 years imprisonment

Armed robbery

Guilty

15 years imprisonment

2017: 12 cases

13 convictions

 

Business robbery

Guilty

53 years imprisonment

Armed robbery

Gullty

14 years imprisonment

Armed robbery

Guilty

15 years imprisonment

Murder

Guilty

15 years imprisonment

Armed robbery

Guilty

15 years impn"sonment

Robbery

Guilty

15 years imprisonment

Murder

Guilty

Eiqht years imprisonment

Armed robbery

Guilty

13 years imprisonment

Armed robbery

Guilty

15 years imprisonment

Murder

Gullty

Five years imprisonment

Murder

Guilty

Life imprisonment

Robbery aggravating

Guilty (two suspects)

15 years imprisonment each

2018: Three caees

Thrae convictions

 

Murder

Guilty

10 years imprisonment

Murder

Guilty

Eioht years imprisonment

Murder

Guilty

15 years imprisonment

Priority Crimes

Key Actions

Performance Indicator

Drug related

crimes

Increased stop and search actions.

Weekly operations held at identified

hotspots.

Prostitution

Increased visible patrols in identlfied

hot spot areas.

Number of operations held:

  • Stop and search
  • Patrols

(3) Cluster interventions focus on the following:

  • Illegal mining operations in Benoni, due to the high number of mining-related murders.
  • Inner city operations, focusing on second-hand goods outlets, to prevent the receiving of stolen goods.

(4)(a) The Benoni Police Station is currently overstaffed with five members (101.52%).

(4)(b) Posts are advertised for promotion purposes and allocations are determined by the National Commissioner.

(5)(a) Captain Sekele was appointed as the Corporate Communication Officer, on 1 February 2012.

(5)(b) The post is not vacant and the duties are performed by the incumbent.

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08 March 2019 - NW13

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What number of radio towers linking the number 10111 with police stations are currently out of order in each province; (2) (a) what is the reason for each tower being out of order in each case and (b) when it will be repaired?

Reply:

(1) The 10111 number is not linked via South African Police Service (SAPS) Radio Towers to police stations. The 10111 number is connected to the Telkom infrastructure and there are currently no reported incidents of disruptions affecting Telkom’s infrastrucure.

(2)(a) Not applicable.

(2)(b) Not applicable.

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30/1/4/1(201900025)

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FOR WRITTEN REPLY QUESTION 246

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 15 FEBRUARY 2019 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 2•2019)

246. Mr S P Mhlongo (EFF) to ask the Minister of Police:

Whether there has been any arrests by the SA Police Service with regard to currency manipulatlon of the Rand that has been uncovered by the Competition Commission investigation; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

NW257E

REPLY:

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) is not investigating any matter in relation to the currency manipulation of the Rand.

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08 March 2019 - NW246

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

Whether there has been any arrests by the SA Police Service with regard to currency manipulation of the Rand that has been uncovered by the Competition Commission investigation; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) is not investigating any matter in relation to the currency manipulation of the Rand.

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Date: @

08 March 2019 - NW389

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Telecommunications, Postal Services and Communications

What (a) amount did (i) her department 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?

Reply:

The departments and entities have advised me as follows:

The departments of Communications and Telecommunications and Postal Services as well as entities that report to me have not borrowed any money from the People’s Republic of China.

_____________________________

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

08 March 2019 - NW480

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

(1)Whether her department has been kept informed of the investigation of the murder and attempted murder of Mr Patrick Karegeya and Mr Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa in Gauteng allegedly at the hands of the Rwandan government in clear violation of the Republic’s sovereignty and rule of law; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether her department is (a) aware of the individuals who were involved in the specified murder and attempted murder and (b) working on declaring the persons involved persona non grata in the event that they are diplomats; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) Yes, Honourable Member, we have been kept informed of the investigation on the death of Col Patrick Karegeya who was found dead in a hotel room at Michelangelo Towers in Sandton on 31 December 2013. The National Prosecuting Authority and the Hawks are handling the matter to the extent that the case was recently submitted to the magistrate for an inquest.

(2) The Honourable Member would recall that on 6 March 2014 following the attempted assassination of Gen. Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, our Government declared three Rwandan diplomats and one Burundian diplomat persona non grata and expelled them from South Africa, for illegal activities inconsistent with their diplomatic work which was in violation of Article 41 of the Vienna Convention and Article 9 of the Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act. Our Government took that decision based on evidence from our security agencies pointing to the involvement of these diplomats in illegal activities.

07 March 2019 - NW349

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) What number of (a) employees are currently on suspension pending disciplinary action in each (i) national and (ii) provincial department and (b) the specified employees have been on suspension for (i) more than six months but less than one year, (ii) more than one year but less than two years and (iii) two years or more; (2) what amount has been paid to employees who are on suspension pending disciplinary action in each (a) national and (b) provincial department (i) in the 2017-18 financial year and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

REPLY ORIGINATOR:

Name:

Designation:

Contacts:

E-Mail:

Recommended / Not recommended

__________________

Prof. Richard Levin

Director General: Public Service and Administration

Date: _____________

Recommend / Not Recommend

_______________________

Dr Chane Pilane-Majake, MP

Deputy Minister for the Public Service and Administration

Date:

Approved/ Not approved

__________________

Ms Ayanda Dlodlo, MP

Minister for the Public Service and Administration

Date:

07 March 2019 - NW284

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the Minister of Public Works

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

Reply:

(a) (i) In respect of the Department of Public Works, 513 tender were held in 2018 and (b) 449 of the tender briefings were compulsory.

In respect of the Entities reporting to the Department of Public Works the information is as follows:

Name of Public Entity

(a) Number of tender briefings held in 2018

(b) Number of compulsory tender briefings in 2018

Agrément SA

4

4

Council for the Built Environment

None

Not Applicable

Independent Development Trust

97

97

Construction Industry Development Board

None

Not applicable

07 March 2019 - NW332

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What number of qualified teachers have graduated from the country’s higher education system in each year since 1 January 1996?

Reply:

The Higher Education Management Information System (HEMIS) was introduced by the Department of Education in 2000 and started capturing information from the 1999 academic year onwards. Data for 1997 and 1998 has been sourced from archived documents, and the numbers include all graduates in teacher education.

Year

University and Technikons

Colleges of Education

1998

32 526

20 474

1997

16 148

20 578

1996

19 060

Not available

The data for 1999 to 2017 is only for initial teacher education. Teachers who have upgraded their qualifications are excluded.

Year

Initial Teacher Education Graduation Totals

2017

25 212

2016

22 150

2015

20 698

2014

19 124

2013

16 808

2012

13 740

2011

10 518

2010

7 863

2009

6 856

2008

5 939

2007

6 746

2006

5 909

2005

4 765

2004

4 994

2003

3 744

2002

5 416

2001

4 137

2000

3 783

1999

2 581

07 March 2019 - NW507

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Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of State Security

(a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does her department 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 rental fee for each property NW572E

Reply:

Buildings, properties and facilities of the SSA are acquired for purposes of operational requirements. Out of necessity, the operations of SSA are mostly and mainly covert in nature. It is therefore illegal to disclose the asset base of the SSA to non-members.

The SSA also operates on the basis of need to know that essentially dictates that any disclosure of classified information should only be for purposes of achieving operational objectives.
 

07 March 2019 - NW486

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Ntlangwini, Ms EN to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

(a)What is the status of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission’s investigation into the dispute between a certain person (name furnished) and a certain company (name and details furnished), (b) on what date was the case first brought to the commission and (c) on what date will the (i) investigation be completed and (ii) findings be released?

Reply:

According to the B-BBEE Commission:

(a) The matter has been investigated and the parties agreed to consider alternative dispute resolution in terms of regulation 15 (11) of the BBBEE Regulations. The draft alternative dispute resolution agreement was sent to the parties following a round-table meeting on 4 December 2018 and the B-BBEE Commission still has not received input on the draft alternative dispute resolution agreement from the complainant.

(b) The B-BBEE Commission received the complaint on 31 July 2017 from Mr. Aobakwe Tabe on behalf of his ailing mother Ms Ida Tabe.

(c) During the investigation, Hotazel Motors (Pty) Ltd requested the B-BBEE Commission to facilitate the resolution of this through regulation 15(11) of the B-BBEE Regulations. The complainant was consulted, both parties agreed to consider alternative dispute resolution, and it was made clear that in the event that this process fails to resolve the matter, the B-BBEE Commission will proceed to finalise the investigation and issue its findings, with or without recommendations. A round-table was held with all the parties, and the draft alternative dispute resolution agreement was drafted by the B-BBEE Commission as agreed and sent to all parties for their input and response on 4 December 2018. The alternative dispute resolution agreement was signed by Hotazel Motors (Pty) Ltd on 12 December 2018, however, Mr Aobakwe Tabe requested several additional documents which were duly furnished to him. The B-BBEE Commission still awaits feedback from Mr Aobakwe Tabe despite numerous follow-ups to date. If the B-BBEE Commission concludes that Mr Aobakwe Tabe has been afforded sufficient opportunity to respond but has not done so, the B-BBEE Commission will have no choice but to declare the alternative dispute resolution process unsuccessful and proceed to make its findings, with or without recommendations, on the matter as required in the B-BBEE Regulations and the B-BBEE Act.

(c)(i) The B-BBEE Commission will make its findings any time after the alternative dispute resolution process is declared unsuccessful. Meanwhile, the B-BBEE Commission has been affording indulgence to Mr Aobakwe Tabe to provide his input and response to the alternative dispute resolution agreement.

(c)(ii) The B-BBEE Commission is required to afford the respondent thirty (30) days to respond to the findings in terms of regulation 15 (13) of the B-BBEE Regulations prior to issuing its final findings, and thereafter it may publish its findings. The B-BBEE Commission is, however, not permitted to publish its findings if the respondent institutes a judicial review or if the period allowed for such process has not lapsed.

“Except as explicitly state herein the Ministry: Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) does not express an opinion in respect of any factual representations. The opinion /memo provided is limited to the matters stated in it and may not be relied on upon by any person outside the dti or used for any other purpose neither in its intent or existence. It must not be disclosed to any other person without prior written approval other than by law. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as limiting the rights of the dti to defend or oppose any claim or action against the dti."

07 March 2019 - NW464

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Mileham, Mr K to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether the SA Reserve Bank served the Venda Building Society (VBS) Mutual Bank with any (a) notice, (b) directive and/or (c) other correspondence in terms of section 5 of the Mutual Banks Act, Act 124 of 1993, in the period 1 January 2016 to 31 March 2018; if so, (i) on what date was the correspondence sent, (ii) what was the nature of the correspondence and (iii) what was the response of the VBS Mutual Bank?

Reply:

The Prudential Authority of the South African Reserve Bank has indicated to the National Treasury that the South African Reserve Bank did not serve VBS Mutual Bank with any (a) notice, (b) directive and/or (c) other correspondence in terms of section 5 of the Mutual Banks Act, Act 124 of 1993, in the period 1 January 2016 to 31 March 2018.

Section 5 of the Mutual Banks Act, 1993 (Act No. 124 of 1993) deals with the furnishing of information by mutual banks to the South African Reserve Bank (to the Prudential Authority or before 1 April 2018, the Registrar of Banks). It empowers the Prudential Authority (or previously, the Registrar) to direct a mutual bank or the holder of any interest in a mutual bank to provide it with information specified in a notice given to the mutual bank or the holder of the interest in the mutual bank, that the Prudential Authority (or previously, the Registrar) may reasonably require for the performance of the Prudential Authority’s (or previously, the Registrar’s) functions under the Mutual Banks Act.

The Prudential Authority (or previously the Registrar) may also direct a mutual bank or the holder of any interest in a mutual bank to provide it with a report by a public accountant as defined in section 1 of the Public Accountants’ and Auditors’ Act, 1991 (Act No. 80 of 1991), or by any other person with appropriate professional skill, on any relevant matter, to provide it with such information.

07 March 2019 - NW344

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van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)With reference to her reply to question 3389 on 5 December 2018, on what date (a) was the responsibility for adult basic education transferred to her department, (b) date did the negotiations regarding the post-provisioning model for community education and training (CET) colleges commence and (c) on what date does she expect to issue the post-provisioning model for the CET colleges; (2) whether she has found that the (a) work on the finalisation of the post-provisioning model for CET colleges was approached with the necessary urgency and (b) delays of more than a year were unavoidable and in the best interests of the learners and the country; if so, how was the conclusion reached in each case?

Reply:

1. (a) The function of Adult Education and Training (AET) was transferred to the Department of Higher Education and Training on 1 April 2015.

(b) The Post Provisioning Norms Task Team was established in April 2016.

(c) The finalisation of the post-provisioning model is subject to an extensive consultative process with stakeholders and bargaining councils scheduled to be completed by 30 September 2019 for implementation on 1 April 2020.

2. (a) The work was approached with urgency as the Task Team was set up within a year of the function shift.

(b) Immediately after the function shift, the Department undertook a process of understanding the challenges within the Adult Education and Training system. The scope of work for the task team is extensive given that Provincial Education Departments had varied approaches to the following matters:

  • Application of the minimum requirements for appointment
  • Nature of appointment
  • Salaries and types of payment
  • Working Hours
  • Leave
  • Performance management
  • Allowances

07 March 2019 - NW495

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Ntlangwini, Ms EN to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

On what date is it envisaged that the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission’s investigation into G4S will be completed?

Reply:

The B-BBEE Commission received the complaint on 16 July 2018 and expects to finalise its investigation by 31 May 2019.

“Except as explicitly state herein the Ministry: Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) does not express an opinion in respect of any factual representations. The opinion /memo provided is limited to the matters stated in it and may not be relied on upon by any person outside the dti or used for any other purpose neither in its intent or existence. It must not be disclosed to any other person without prior written approval other than by law. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as limiting the rights of the dti to defend or oppose any claim or action against the dti."

07 March 2019 - NW140

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the Minister of Public Works

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

Reply:

In accordance with Chapter 10 of the Ministerial Handbook, 2007: Travel Privileges of Former Ministers/Deputy Ministers and their Spouses, no expenditure was incurred by the Department of Public Works, as such expenditure is covered by Parliament. Therefore, the Secretary to Parliament is better placed to provide details in that regard.

07 March 2019 - NW87

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) What is the current status of the investigation into Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Claim G/1072893/3/006601820; (2) what are the names of the investigating officer(s) who was and/or were assigned to investigate the charges; (3) whether the case has been finalised; if not, what is the envisaged date for the finalisation of the case; if so, what are the details of the outcome of the case?

Reply:

Parliamentary question 87

 

87(1)

The incident was an explosion at Wilmar SA PTY LTD. The following individuals suffered injuries as follows:

NAME

INJURIES SUSTAINED

STATUS OF CLAIM

PROGRESS

Brandon Hylen

Fatal

Liability accepted.

Partial dependency documents requested, last dated request 2018.11.02.

Documents still not submitted by beneficiary.

R.T.P Berry

Smoke inhalation and soft tissue injury of back

Liability accepted

Final medical report requested Resumption report requested 09.07 2017. Documents requested still not submitted. No payment can be done without the requested documents.

Danie van Graan

Multiple superficial injuries sustained

Liability accepted

Final medical report and resumption report requested 09.07.2017. Documents still outstanding. No payment can be done without the requested documents.

Izelad van Graan

Foreign body in eye, ear and lung injuries.

Liability was accepted.

Final medical report and resumption report requested 09.07.2017. Documents still outstanding. Payment cannot be done until submission of the requested information.

Final medical report received without date fit for duty and no indication of any PD.

Thabo C. Lephale

Smoke inhalation , bronchospasm and lower back muscle

Liability accepted

Final medical report and resumption report were requested on the 09.07.2017.

Final medical report was submitted with no date of fit for duty and any permanent impairment indicated.

Edward K Mokotsi

Smoke and inhalation, soft tissue of the back.

Liability accepted.

Final medical report and resumption report requested on the 09.07.2017

Documents are still outstanding. .

07 March 2019 - NW345

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van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

With reference to each technical vocational and training college, what (a) is the total number of students who have been approved for financing by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme to date and (b) number of students received (i) their standard allowance of R1 950 on or before 8 February 2019 as presented to Parliament on 13 February 2019 and (ii) cash on or before 21 February 2019?

Reply:

a) The total number of students who have been approved for funding in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college sector is 382 888.

b) (i) The total number of students who received the standard upfront allowance of R1 950 on or before the 08 February 2019, based on registration confirmations, was 186 199.

(ii) The number of students who received allowance payments by 21 February 2019 was 23 238. This was due to administrative delays on the part of colleges.

The detailed breakdown per institution is reflected in the table below:

TVET College

Approved for funding

Upfront allowance payments by 8 Feb 2019

Allowance payments by

21 Feb 2019

1. Boland

7 424

4 140

57

2. Buffalo City

5 858

2 491

135

3. Capricorn

13 091

6 458

159

4. Central Johannesburg

5 557

3 534

104

5. Coastal KZN

11 997

5 855

1 122

6. College of cape town

7 852

3 237

701

7. Eastcape Midlands

6 796

3 924

194

8. Ehlanzeni

8 063

402

3 325

9. Ekurhuleni East

8 979

1 127

3 680

10. Ekurhuleni West

14 779

7 970

414

11. Elangeni

10 030

5 781

151

12. Esayidi

6 128

3 488

100

13. False Bay

5 073

2 625

160

14. Flavius Mareka

4 092

2 469

111

15. Gert Sibande

11 692

5 844

380

16. Goldfields

3 523

2 366

93

17. Ikhala

5 289

2 588

313

18. Ingwe

5 460

3 128

201

19. King Hintsa

3 459

1 788

201

19. King Sabata Dalindyebo

7 765

3 627

833

20. Lephalale

2 485

1 592

138

21. Letaba

5 991

3 167

88

22. Lovedale

4 378

0

0

23. Majuba

16 353

9 103

27

24. Maluti

8 983

4 746

254

25. Mnambithi

4 393

2 429

178

26. Mopani South East

6 582

3 791

205

27. Motheo

9 026

2 409

46

28. Mthashana

4 720

2 574

98

29. Nkangala

8 867

4 570

161

30. Northern Cape Rural

3 025

1 858

-

31. Northern Cape Urban

5 863

3 829

531

32. Northlink

12 629

6 627

371

33. Orbit

8 780

4 115

233

34. Port Elizabeth

5 900

3 469

100

35. Sedibeng

12 070

6 553

299

36. Sekhukhune

4 677

2 688

92

37. South Cape

5 107

2 755

143

38. South West Gauteng

15 616

8 035

602

39. Taletso

3 014

1 500

192

40. Thekwini

6 503

2 680

815

41. Tshwane North

11 725

5 920

389

42. Tshwane South

5 579

3 521

-

43. Umfolozi

8 239

4 238

248

44. Umgungundlovu

6 718

2 302

88

45. Vhembe

13 277

6 217

772

46. Vuselela

4 992

2 747

61

47. Waterberg

5 926

2 874

-

48. West Coast

7 256

-

4 305

49. Western

11 307

7 048

368

Total

382 888

186 199

23 238

It must be noted that the number of students “approved for funding” means provisionally funded. NSFAS is still waiting for registration data from colleges to confirm their final funding status. The upfront allowance was only paid to students whose registrations have been verified. Due to administrative difficulties experienced at colleges, some students were paid after 8 February 2019.

07 March 2019 - NW308

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Buthelezi, Mr EM to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) (a) What was the total cost of the activities and exercises relating to Armed Forces Day, (b) what number of active members of the SA National Defence Force were deployed to the City of Cape Town for this project and (c) who authorised the activities and exercises; (2) whether an environmental impact study was conducted before commencing with the exercises; if not, why not; if so what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) The total costs relating to the activities and exercises of the 2019 Armed Forces Day cannot be disclosed currently as the Department is busy with reconciliation of all the expenses related to the Armed Forces Day.

(2) Environmental studies are conducted by our environmental division and environmental officials of the local authorities where the event will take place, and we always abide by the stringent bi-laws of each given municipality on environmental matters.

07 March 2019 - NW43

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Whether her department has ever done an audit to determine the number of former SA Defence Force members who are currently serving in the SA National Defence Force; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of the audit findings?

Reply:

The SANDF is the result of the successful integration of statutory and non-statutory forces during the 1990’s.  It is one of the best examples of integration in South Africa following our liberation struggle and those who integrated undertook to defend the country and sacrifice their lives in the ultimate confirmation of patriotism.  I will therefore not provide a response that seeks to break the SANDF down into individual components, whereas the SANDF represents a unified force and a unified South Africa. 

07 March 2019 - NW348

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

What number of Public Service employees were employed in each provincial department of (a) education and (b) health (i) on the last day of the (aa) 2015-16, (bb) 2016-17 and (cc) 2017-18 financial years and (ii) on 28 February 2019?

Reply:

REPLY ORIGINATOR:

Name:

Designation:

Contacts:

E-Mail:

Recommended / Not recommended

__________________

Prof. Richard Levin

Director General: Public Service and Administration

Date: _____________

Recommend / Not Recommend

_______________________

Dr Chane Pilane-Majake, MP

Deputy Minister for the Public Service and Administration

Date:

Approved/ Not approved

__________________

Ms Ayanda Dlodlo, MP

Minister for the Public Service and Administration

Date:

07 March 2019 - NW38

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) Why is a certain person paid a monthly salary instead of a lump sum since he has been employed; (2) whether the director-general has considered the specified persons request; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

 

(1) In terms of the manner of calculation of benefits as per the Compensation for Occupational Injuries & Diseases Act (Act), pensions are paid to all persons with a disability of 31% - 100% permanent disablement. The person in question was assessed to have a permanent disablement of 45% and qualified for a monthly pension paid to permanently disabled beneficiaries.

(2) In terms of the Act, the Director General prescribes the maximum amount that can be paid in lieu of a portion of the pension.

The current prescribed maximum is R 800.00 paid in lieu of the of the pension amount per month, which is referred to as commutation of the pension. This means that a portion of the monthly pension is paid as an advance, and future pensions are paid less the advanced amount.

The person applied for commutations as part of his monthly pension and it was approved on

(i) 04 August 2018 the person was paid an amount R74 718. An amount R400.00 was set off against his monthly pension

(ii) 02 August 2010 the person was paid an amount of R72 366. Further amount of R400.00 was set off against his monthly pension. A total amount of R800 was deducted from his monthly pension and currently receiving a monthly pension R 1764.08.

 

 

07 March 2019 - NW347

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

With reference to the undertaking of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, on 21 September 2018 to drop the requirement for certain countries to hold visas in order to enter the country, (a) what are the names of the countries and (b) by what date will citizens of these countries be able to travel to the country without holding a visa?

Reply:

(a) On 25 September 2018, the Department of Home Affairs announced that discussions were taking place to conclude Visa Waiver Agreements with the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Sao Tome & Principe, Tunisia, Saharawi, Ghana, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Palestine, Iran, Lebanon, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Belarus, Georgia & Cuba.

(b) Negotiations are being finalised to conclude Visa Waiver Agreements by April 2019. An Official announcement will be made in this regard once the relevant countries have been notified through Diplomatic Channels.

07 March 2019 - NW416

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(a) What SA National Defence Force (i) equipment and (ii) manpower were utilised in the 2019 Armed Forces Day, (b) from where was the specified equipment and manpower deployed, (c) what was the total cost of the 2019 event and (d) how is this cost justified against the objectives and intended outcomes of the event?

Reply:

(a) All SANDF capabilities were utilised.

(b) From various units of the SANDF in the country

(c) The total costs relating to the activities and exercises of the 2019 Armed Forces Day cannot be disclosed currently as the Department is busy with reconciliation of all the expenses related to the Armed Forces Day.

(d) In 2012, the former President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency JG Zuma declared the 21 February of every year as Armed Forces Day which coincide with the sinking of the SS Mendi 101 years ago.

The proclamation has since seen the defence force holding this celebration of Armed Forces Day and commemoration of the tragic sinking of the SS Mendi.

In addition, this event is also used to test the ability of the SANDF to mobilise and move equipment and manpower to defend the country from any position in accordance to the doctrine.

07 March 2019 - NW397

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van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)(a) What measures are being applied to calculate the (i) number of learners and (ii) cost-effectiveness of the community education and training (CET) college sector and (b) how do the various colleges rank in this respect; (2) for each CET college and for each level, what was the number of (a) subject entries, (b) learners who actually wrote external examinations and (c) learners that passed their external examinations or assessments in (i) 2016, (ii) 2017 and (iii) 2018?

Reply:

(1) The Community Education and Training (CET) colleges continue to be funded as they were before migration from the Provincial Education Departments. At the moment there are no measures applied to calculate both the number of students and cost allocation. The CET system continues to rely on headcount enrolments, as there has not been a determination of full-time equivalents. The Department is in the process of developing funding norms, which will inform the calculations, cost-effectiveness and the ranking colleges in terms of funding.

(2) Verified data for the 2018 exam cycle is not yet available.

2016 Academic Year

CET College

Number of Candidates

Wrote

Passed

Completion Rate (%)

Eastern Cape

11 155

6 937

2 720

39.2

Free State

4 216

3 682

1 205

32.7

Gauteng

14 392

10 792

3 381

31.3

KwaZulu-Natal

24 057

16 934

6 845

40.4

Limpopo

22 103

19 485

7 213

37.0

Mpumalanga

10 101

7 882

2 696

34.2

Northern Cape

2 165

1 856

519

28.0

North-West

9 226

8 116

2 502

30.8

Western Cape

3 075

2 421

943

39.0

Total

100 490

78 105

28 024

35.9

2017 Academic Year

CET College

Number of Candidates

Wrote

Passed

Completion Rate (%)

Eastern Cape

12 695

8 970

3 945

44.0

Free State

4 214

3 556

1 538

43.3

Gauteng

14 437

10 810

4 202

38.9

KwaZulu-Natal

21 560

15 013

6 296

41.9

Limpopo

9 121

8 783

1 968

22.4

Mpumalanga

10 436

7 949

3 113

39.2

Northern Cape

2 178

1 616

498

30.8

North-West

7 992

6 968

2 495

35.8

Western Cape

2 503

1 560

702

45.0

Total

85 136

65 225

24757

38.0

06 March 2019 - NW370

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

With reference to her reply to question 3558 on 7 December 2018, what was the total amount of the cost to her department of the Committee of Inquiry into the Governance Affairs of the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee?

Reply:

In total, an amount of R978 550.19 was spent for the Committee of Inquiry into the Governance Affairs of the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee which is broken down as follows:

Stenography and transcription services:      R171 450.00

Catering:                                                   R  37 500.00

Venue:                                                       R  61 560.00

Fees of Committee Members:                      R580 254.99

Public Relations Branding:                           R  70 338.00

Witness costs:                                            R  57 447.20

TOTAL COSTS:                                            R978 550.19

 

 

 

MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE: 06/03/19

 

06 March 2019 - NW366

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether Eskom has put any measures in place to address nonpayment of electricity connections by municipalities; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

Yes, Eskom has measures in place to address non-payment of electricity by municipalities.

Eskom has an electricity supply agreement (ESA) with each of the municipalities that it supplies electricity to in bulk. This agreement specifies the terms and conditions and obligations of the parties. On 01 July 2017 Eskom implemented a concession to the municipalities that allows them to pay their Bulk electricity account in 30 days from the date that it becomes due and no longer 15 days as per the original agreement (except for Metro’s). This was done in an attempt to allow the municipalities more time to collect their revenue from their customers before they have to pay Eskom.

Should the municipality not pay their account on time Eskom implements credit control measures that could end up in the municipality’s electricity supply been disconnected. The Eskom process also makes provision for negotiations to enter into a repayment plan over a period of time.

Should the municipalities fail to enter into such an agreement and/or fail to honour the terms of such agreement Eskom initiates an administrative process in line with the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act (PAJA) before the supply to the municipality can be terminated.

In terms of the ESA Eskom may disconnect the supply to the municipality completely however due to the impact to the customers and the economy Eskom opted to interrupt supply for limited hours of the day only.

Unfortunately, municipal customers, customer groupings, business chambers or even the municipality are getting interdicts against Eskom that prevents Eskom from interrupting the supply and thus from implementing its credit control measures. An escalation of the debt is very noticeable when this happens as the municipalities seem to take a payment holiday as soon as the interdict application is successful.

Notwithstanding the above, government continuous, through the Inter-Ministerial Task Team, Chaired by Minister Mkhize, developing and implementing plans to increase the capacity of municipalities to collect revenue.

06 March 2019 - NW528

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Tourism

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

Reply:

(a) (i) –(iii) (aa) The department does not own any buildings, properties or facilities.

(bb) The Department of Tourism has a rental agreement with the Department of Public Works.

(b) What is the value and purpose of each

  1. Not applicable as the department does not own a building.
  2. As the department rents the property from the Department of Public Works the value of the property is not known.

(c ) (i) The department has rented the building since June 2011.

     (ii) The building has been rented from the Department of Public Works.

     (iii) The Department of Tourism pays the Department of Public Works a monthly rental fee of R 3 414 078.96