Questions and Replies

25 March 2019 - NW626

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What number of voters are registered at each voting station in the Republic?

Reply:

I have been informed by the Electoral Commission as follows:

There are 26, 774 102 million voters registered in 22 924 (twenty two thousand nine hundred and twenty four) voting stations in the Republic. The details are set out in the attachment marked as annexure A.

25 March 2019 - NW639

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What is the (a) location and (b) capacity of each privately owned dam in the country?

Reply:

Refer to Annexure A for the dams with location and capacity where the information was supplied in full.

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25 March 2019 - NW574

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What (a) total number of trucks are currently being used to deliver coal to Eskom’s coal power stations and (b) number of trucks deliver coal to each coal power station that receives coal delivery by road; (2) how long does it take to (a) pick up, (b) transport and (c) deliver coal by truck for each specified coal power station; (3) what is the (a) total cost of transporting coal per tonne by road and (b) cost of transporting coal per tonne by road to each coal power station?

Reply:

The Parliamentary question has been forward to the State Owned Enterprise and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

25 March 2019 - NW463

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)(a) What number of boreholes were drilled by Mopani District Municipality in Ward 3, Tzaneen in the (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (iii) 2017-18 financial years, (b) what number of boreholes were drilled in each village of the specified ward, (c) who was the contractor in each case, (d) what was the total monetary value of each contract and (e) what was the success rate of each borehole; (2) whether communities are now receiving water in each case; if not, why not; if so; what are the relevant details?

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW642

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What (a) number of aircraft are in the SA Airways fleet and (b)(i) is the model and (ii) capacity of each aircraft; (2) whether any aircraft in the SA Airways fleet is rented; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW768E

Reply:

This response is according to information received from the SOC:

 

SAA Fleet

Aircraft Type (Model)

Number of Aircraft

Capacity of Aircraft

Ownership Status

A319

7

120 seats

7 Leased

A320

10

138 seats

10 Leased

A330-200

6

222 seats

6 Leased

A330-300

5

249 seats

5 Leased

A340-300

8

253 seats

3 Leased and 5 owned

A340-600

7

317 seats

3 Leased and 4 owned

B737-300 Freighters

3

Cargo aircraft

3 Leased

 

 

Mango Fleet

Aircraft Type (Model)

Number of Aircraft

Capacity of Aircraft

Ownership Status

B737-800

14

186 seats

14 Leased

 

25 March 2019 - NW641

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether Eskom has any capacity to extract oil or natural gas; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Parliamentary question has been forward to the State Owned Enterprise and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

25 March 2019 - NW413

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Mulder, Dr CP to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Whether, with reference to the reply by the Minister of Energy to question 3590 on 9 January 2019, there were any incidents at the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station during the period 1 January 2014 to date that could have led to or did lead to leakage or spillage of radioactive waste into the environment; if so, what are the (a) relevant details of each incident and (b) reasons it occurred in the first place; (2) were the surrounding residential areas warned or advised of such leakage or spillage; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what measures (a) were taken to address such events and (b) have been put in place to prevent any such events from recurring?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

(1) Yes, there has been three (3) incidents where negligible amounts of radioactivity were, or were assumed to have been released to the environment through an unmonitored pathway since 1 January 2014; May 24, October 2015 and November 2015

Releases to the environment are closely monitored and have to respect regulatory limits.Any release that is unmonitored is taken seriously and would be treated as a leak or spillage of radioactive waste.

(1)  (a) (b)

  • All these incidents were reported to the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) in the quarterly Radio Waste and Effluent Report;
  • The normal radio activity levels of what was released were of such levels that there was no impact to staff, members of the public or the environment.

(2)     Assessments have conducted that the maximum amounts of radioactivity that could have been released were well below any regulatory limit and did not require a response or notification of the public.

(3)     Each incident is reportable to the regulator and is thoroughly reviewed by Koeberg to identify the causes, and to determine the appropriate corrective actions.

The following actions were taken and fully implemented in order to prevent human error from happening again when these activities are performed:

  • Malfunctioning equipment was repaired as priority.  The instruction sequence for changing over between Reactor Building ventilation when connected to the plant ventilation system was improved.  Cautions and limitations were added for changing over between modes while performing Reactor Building ventilation system filter efficiency tests during outages before or after reloading fuel into the reactor core.
  • A plant modification to route the water to the Nuclear Island Vents and Drains System in the event of a tank overflow was done in the next Refuelling Shutdown in 2015.
  • The controlling procedure to include a description on the removal and refitting of caps and blanks (outage and non-outage periods) has been updated on any system that is being drained or vented.

25 March 2019 - NW541

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether, with reference to the reply to question 2435 on 13 November 2017 and the reply to question 1224 on 30 July 2018, his department has received the information; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date will the information be available; if so, (i) what number of tribal chiefs are currently recognised by the Government as traditional leaders, (ii) what is the name of each tribal chief and (iii) over which tribe does each specified tribal chief rule; (2) what amount has each tribal chief received in remuneration in each year since 1 January 2012; (3) what (a)(i) movable and (ii) immovable benefits did each tribal chief receive in each specified year and (b) did the costs amount to in each case; (4) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW396

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Finance

(a)(i) what total amount and at what rate per day was Mr (details furnished) paid for the work of the Nugent Commission of Inquiry into Tax Administration and Governance by the South African Revenue Service (the Commission) and (ii) for what number of days in total and (b) on what date was his last day of remunerated work; (2) (a)(i) what total amount and at what rate per day was Advocate (details furnished) paid for the work of the Commission and (ii) for what number of days in total and (b) on what date was his last day of remunerated work; (3) (a)(i) what total amount and at what rate per day was Mr (details furnished) paid for the work of the Commission and (ii) for what number of days in total and (b) on what date was his last day of remunerated work?

Reply:

1. (a) Mr (details provided) provided his services for free to the Nugent Commission of Inquiry and was therefore not paid for the work that he performed for the duration of the Commission.

(b) worked up to 30 November 2018 without remuneration.

2. (a) Advocate was paid a total amount of R1 869 300.00 at a rate of R18 000.00 per day for the work of the Commission and for 104 days.

(b) Advocate last day of remunerated work paid was 30 October 2018, and must still submit an invoice for work performed in November 2018.

3. (a) has not been remunerated to date, however he has submitted invoices in January 2019 for the amount of R842 292.00

(ii) has performed remunerated worked until 11 December 2018.

25 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:

Auditing process on the amount and number of employees currently on suspension since 1 April 2018 has not been completed

 

 

25 March 2019 - NW575

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What was the (a) total cost of transporting coal per tonne by rail to Eskom’s coal power stations (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018 and (b) cost of transporting coal per tonne by rail to each coal power station in each specified financial year?

Reply:

The Parliamentary question has been forward to the State Owned Enterprise and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

25 March 2019 - NW615

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

(1)With reference to the more than 280 title deeds that were handed to the Tswelopele Local Municipality by attorneys in May 2017 in the names of various beneficiaries, (a) what is the number of title deeds that have thus far been handed out to beneficiaries, (b) what happened to the other outstanding title deeds, (c) why has the process taken so long, (d) by what date can this process be envisaged to be completed and (e) why did 30 residents have to protest before receiving their title deeds in Ward 7; (2) do the specified 30 title deeds form part of the title deeds that were received in May 2017; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW530

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Health

(1)Whether there are at least two staff members for each ambulance serving Namaqualand as prescribed by the National Health Act, Act 61 of 2003; if not, what are the relevant details; (2) what number of ambulance stations is there for the entire Namaqualand area; (3) (a) whether the radio control room of Namaqualand is in working order and (b) how large is the coverage provided by the radio control service room; (4) whether there are trained personnel working in the control room to send out ambulance officers for emergency calls; if so, what number of permanent staff; (5) (a) how often are uniforms issued to staff and (b) when last were uniforms supplied to ambulance staff in Namaqualand?

Reply:

(1)

Springbok Region

Station

2-Person Crew

1-Person Crew

Comments

Springbok

Yes

   

Komagas

Yes

   

Port Nolloth

Yes

   

Steinkopf

 

Yes

One person crew when personnel on vacation or sick leave

Pofadder

Yes

   

Garies

Yes

   

Alexander Bay

 

Yes

One person crew when personnel on vacation or sick leave

Hantam Region

Calvinia

Yes

   

Sutherland

Yes

   

Brandvlei

Yes

   

Williston

Yes

   

Loeriesfontein

Yes

   

Niewoudsville

Yes

   

Fraserburg

Yes

   

(2) 14 Stations

(3) (a) Yes

(b) Springbok Control Centre covers the Nama Khoi District Municipality

      Calvinia Control centre covers The Hantam District municipality

(4)

Control Centre

Permanent Staff

Volunteer Staff

Training

Springbok

4

2

None

Calvinia

2

4

None

(5) (a) Staff receive new uniform according to policy every 2 years.

(b) 2016

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25 March 2019 - NW377

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Jooste, Ms K to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether the appointment of the Acting Municipal Manager of !Kheis Local Municipality on a month-to-month basis following the conclusion of a three-month appointment in the same position relied on section 54A of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000; if not, (a) why does the appointment not rely on the legislation and (b) what action will he take to rectify the appointment; (2) whether the specified municipality has embarked on a process to appoint a permanent municipal manager; if not, by what date will the municipality start the process of appointing a permanent municipal manager; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) by what date is a permanent appointment expected; (3) whether he will consider to urgently intervene in the specified municipality in terms of section 139 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, by what date does he intend to intervene?

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW516

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(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 monthly rental fee for each property?

Reply:

(a) The number of:

(i) buildings: 2

(aa) own: 0

(bb) rent: 2

(ii) properties: 0

(iii) facilities: 0

(b) The value and purpose of each:

(i) owned: n/a

(ii) rented property:

  • Maponya Mall: Office Accomodation
  • Batho Pele House Office Accomodation

(iii) Value of the properties unknown

(c) (i) for how long has each property been rented,

  • Maponya Mall: February 2010
  • Batho Pele House December 2015

(ii) from whom is each property rented:

  • Maponya Mall: Department of Public Works
  • Batho Pele House Department of Public Works

(iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?

  • Maponya Mall: R510 889.88
  • Batho Pele House R3 227 378.00

25 March 2019 - NW485

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What number of qualified engineers have left Eskom in each of the past 10 years in terms of the highest qualification level, date of employment, gender and race, (b) what number of consultants or external advisers are currently contracted by Eskom to provide technical services related to engineering and (c) in each instance, (i) through which company are they contracted, (ii) what amount are they being paid, (iii) are the specified persons former employees of Eskom and (iv) what is the highest qualification level, gender and race of each person?

Reply:

The Parliamentary question has been forward to the State Owned Enterprise and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

25 March 2019 - NW649

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

What is the (a) location, (b) type and (c) completion date of each hospital that is being built in each province?

Reply:

The following table reflects the details in this regard.

LOCATION

TYPE

Facility Name

Project Name

Completion

Estimated Project End

Province

District Municipality

       

Eastern Cape (EC)

Alfred Nzo (DC44)

District Hospital

Khotsong Hospital

Khotsong Hospital Phase 3 : The construction of the main hospital buildings and staff housing

2019/10/31

Eastern Cape (EC)

Alfred Nzo (DC44)

District Hospital

Sipetu Hospital

Sipetu Hospital: Construction of Main Hospital

2020/10/02

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

eThekwini (ETH)

Regional Hospital

Dr Pixley ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital

Dr Pixley ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital : New Regional Hospital

2020/09/30

Mpumalanga (MP)

Nkangala (DC31)

District Hospital

Middelburg Hospital

Middelburg Regional Hospital: Construction of a New Hospital

2020/04/01

END.

25 March 2019 - NW451

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Jooste, Ms K to ask the Minister of Health

(1) (a) What fees are paid by (i) ambulance staff such as (aa) paramedics, (bb) ambulance emergency assistants and (cc) basic ambulance attendants and (ii) nursing staff to the Health Professions Council of South Africa and (b) why he found that there is such a large monetary difference between, for example, ambulance emergency assistants and nursing staff; (2) by what date will the Okiep Clinic in the Northern Cape be upgraded after the fire damage; (3) whether his department would consider keeping the specified clinic open 24 hours to relieve the pressure experienced at Springbok Hospital?

Reply:

(1) (a) (i) (aa) R1030

(bb) R1030

(cc) R845

(ii) Fees for nursing staff are regulated by South African Nursing Council and not Health Professions Council of South Africa. The fees for nurses are as follow:

  • Registered Nurses and Midwives: R640
  • Enrolled Nurses and Midwives: R380
  • Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries: R270

(b) Fees are determined by the respective regulatory bodies annually after due consideration of annual budgeting processes. Income received for these regulatory bodies is solely from member fees.

2. (a) Okiep is a fixed Primary Health Care clinic which is currently operational. The clinic did not burn. It operates from 7:30 till 16:00 from Monday to Friday and provides a one-day-a-week satellite Health Care Services to Rooiwinkel and Bulletrap.

(b) The PHC facility that burnt is Steinkop Fixed Clinic and with operational hours from 07:30 to 16:00 from Monday to Friday. No afterhours services are available due to shortage of staff. The services have been moved to a temporary accommodation while waiting for the clinic to be fixed.

3. Springbok Hospital is surrounded by three clinics that reduces patient load on the hospital. These are Springbok Clinic within Springbok, Bergsig Clinic approximately 2km away and Matjieskloof Clinic about 5km away from the hospital.

END.

25 March 2019 - NW378

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

(1)What are the details of the processes followed by the Maruleng Local Municipality in Limpopo to appoint (a) the municipal manager and (b) each manager in terms of section 57 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000; (2) whether he has found that each of the specified appointments complied with the provisions of the specified Act and related legislation; if not, what are the relevant details; (3) whether he has found that the specified municipal officials possess the minimum competencies, as required by the Municipal Regulations on Minimum Competency Levels; if not, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW450

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Health

(1)(a) What is the reason that the Health and Other Services Personnel Trade Union of South Africa recently prevented ambulance staff from continuing to provide further services in Namaqualand, (b) what impact it had on the industry and (c) whether it has already been settled; (2) whether there are any rescue vehicles serving Namaqualand; if so, what number of (a) rescue vehicles provide a service to Namaqualand and (b) trained personnel was appointed for the entire area; (3) whether Namaqualand has any minibuses that transport outpatients; if so, (a) what is the number of minibuses that transport outpatients in each of the four municipalities in Namaqualand and (b) where is each assigned; (4) (a) what number of ambulances have been involved in accidents in Namaqualand over the past three years and (b) what were the reasons for these accidents; (5) what number of ambulance staff work in Namaqualand?

Reply:

(1) (a) Dispute from HOSPERSA was regarding unpaid overtime and one-person crews being used.

(b) There was a limited provision of service resulting in prolonged response times.

(c) The overtime issue has been settled, however the issues regarding the staff shortages has not been resolved.

(2) (a) 5

(b) 29

(3)

 

MUNICIPALITY

NUMBER OF MINIBUSES

LOCATION

(i) Nama Khoi,

2

Springbok

Steinkopf

(ii) Richtersveld

1

Port Nolloth

(iii) Khai-ma

0

-

(iv) Kamiesberg

1

Garies

(v) Hantam

1

Calvinia

(vi) Karoo Hoogland

1

Fraserburg

(4)

YEAR

NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS

REASON

2016

5

Wild animals

2017

9

Wild animals and human error/fatigue

2018

3

Wild animals

(5) 120

END.

25 March 2019 - NW392

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What the costs of the SA Police Service (SAPS) amounted to regarding court cases dealing with firearms during the period 1 January 2008 up to the most recent specified date for which information is available; (2) (a) in which year each of the specified court cases took place, (b) what were the legal costs of the SAPS legal representatives, (c) whether the SAPS won or lost the case in each case and (d) what the legal costs to the State amounted to regarding the legal representatives of the other parties; (3) whether he will make a statement about the matter?

Reply:

  1. I have been informed by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development that the Offices of the State Attorneys do not categorise cases that are dealt with and their cost thereof, and do not keep such information separately. Additionally, the South African Police Service could be the relevant Department to provide the Honourable Member with the requested information.
  2. Falls away
  3. Falls away
  4. No.

25 March 2019 - NW462

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What (a) number of boreholes were drilled by the Mopani District Municipality in Joppie Village, Tzaneen, Limpopo in the (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (iii) 2017-18 financial years, (b) was the total cost of each borehole, (c) number of boreholes were drilled in the backyards of residents, (d) was the reason for drilling in citizens’ backyards, (e) number of boreholes produced water and turned out to be unused and (f) number of boreholes were drilled on the property of traditional leaders and/or headmen; (2) were all unused boreholes covered for the safety of the community; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) will action be taken against alleged negligent officials and contractors after the death of a minor child (details furnished) in an unused uncovered borehole on 5 November 2018; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW372

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What (a) are the details of the processes followed by the Uthukela District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal in awarding contracts for the transport and supply of water by road tanker transport to consumers from 1 January 2014, (b) are the (i) names, (ii) identity or company registration numbers and (iii) physical and postal addresses of each person and/or company contracted to deliver water to consumers, (c) is the (i) duration, (ii) value and scope of each contract and (iii) total amount paid in each case and (d) is the number of loads delivered and distances travelled by each contractor?

Reply:

The Hounorable Member is requested to refer the question to the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs who will be in better position to respond to the awarding contracts for the transport and supply of water by road tanker to consumers by the Uthukela District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal.

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25 March 2019 - NW524

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(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) 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?                                                                                            

(a) (i) The Department of Public Enterprises does not own any building

(ii) The Department of Public Enterprises does not own property 

(iii) The Department of Public Enterprise does not own any facility

(b) (i) Department of Public Enterprise is renting a building for monthly rental of R 902 928. The purpose of the lease is office accommodation for the Department

(c) (ii)The storage facilities is leased for monthly rental of R 12 550, the purpose     of the storage is to store excess and old furniture

(d) For how long has each property been rented and from who?

(i) The building Office Accommodation is rented through DPW for a duration of 36 Months from Delta Property Fund and Storage Facility is rented through MIJA Investment for 6 months.

This company, Delta Property Fund, has been hopelessly incompetent in providing a properly refurbished office block. Thus far, responses from the company have been less than adequate.

25 March 2019 - NW634

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Mulaudzi, Adv TE to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(a) What number of courts are currently under construction in each province, (b) by what date is each construction project expected to be completed, (c) on what date did the planning begin and (d) what will each construction project cost?

Reply:

The table below provides details of Capital Projects under Construction:

PROVINCE

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

PROJECT AMOUNT

TIMEFRAMES

Limpopo

1. Limpopo High Court: Construction of a new building including additional parking

Original contract amount was

R447 383 961.96

The amount has increased to R602 094 608.08 due to variation orders submitted.

  1. Project start date: August 2013
  1. Contractual end date: August 2015
  1. Original contract period: 20 months
  1. Expected completion date: March 2019.

Mpumalanga

2. Mpumalanga High Court: Construction of a new building

The original contract amount was R613 023 401.37 but has increased to R776 198 203.32 due to variations orders.

  1. Project start date: August 2013
  1. Contractual end date: August 2015
  1. Original contract period: 20 months
  1. Expected completion date: March 2019.
 

3. Evander Magistrate’s Court: Refurbishment and additional accommodation for the Director of Public Prosecutions, Judiciary and Administration

R 36 998 712.88

  1. Start date: October 2016
  1. Original Completion date: October 2018
  1. Contract period: 24 months
  1. Anticipated completion date: May 2019

Gauteng

4. Booysens Magistrate’s Court

R242 545 707.17

  1. Start date: June 2016
  1. Original Completion date: December 2017
  1. Contract period: 19 months
  1. Project was handed over on 13 February 2019
 

5. The Palace of Justice: Security Measures Upgrade

R29 856 526.00

  1. Project start date: July 2014
  1. Contractual end date: January 2016
  1. Original contract period: 18 months
  1. Practical completion to be confirmed as the new contractor still needs to be appointed by the Department of Public Works (DPW)
 

6. Mamelodi Magistrate’s Office: Construction of a new building

R94 742 592.85

  1. Start date: June 2014
  1. Original Completion date: May 2015
  1. Contract period: 18 months.
  1. Expected completion date is April 2020.
 

7. Pretoria Magistrate’s Court: Refurbishment of Burned Building (DPW funded)

Original contract amount was R118 217 794.14 but was revised to R135 870 516.60 due to removal of the black mould and extension of time.

  1. Start date: February 2015
  1. Original Completion date: August 2016
  1. Contract Period: 18 months
  1. Anticipated practical completion: To be confirmed as the new contractor still needs to be appointed.

Eastern Cape

8. Mthata High Court: Additional Accommodation & Repairs and Renovations

R102 000 000.00

  1. Project start date: July 2017
  1. Contractual end date: July 2019
  1. Original contract period: 24 months
  1. Practical completion is expected in August 2019.
 

9. Dimbaza Magistrate’s Court: Construction of a new building

The original contract amount was R81 749 948.40, and but was revised to R97 682 551.11 due to variations issued.

  1. Start date: December 2014
  1. Original Completion date: December 2016
  1. Contract period: 24 months
  1. Expected completion date is April 2019.
 

10. Bityi Magistrate’s Court

R67 534 574.00

  1. Start date: July 2016
  1. Original Completion date: January 2018
  1. Contract period: 20 months
  1. Expected completion date is April 2019.

Western Cape

11. Plettenberg Bay Magistrate’s Office: Construction of a New Building

The original contract amount was R226 338 588.12 but has increased to R248 898 211.53 due to variation orders.

  1. Start date: October 2015
  1. Original Completion date: July 2017
  1. Contract period: 20 months
  1. Expected date of completion is April 2019

Kwa-Zulu Natal

12. Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Office: Construction of a new building

R 285 523 818.60

  1. Start date: September 2014
  1. Original Completion date: September 2016
  1. Contract period: 24 months
  1. Anticipated completion date: October 2019.
 

13. Chatsworth Magistrate’s Office: Additional Accommodation including repairs

R 167 176 880.00.

  1. Start date: June 2016
  1. Original Completion date: Dec 2018
  1. Contract period: 30 months
  1. Anticipated completion date is September 2019
 

14. Pietermaritzburg NPA: Rehabilitation of old DPW workshop.

R 206 736 589.86

  1. Start date: January 2017
  1. Original Completion date: July 2019
  1. Contract period: 30 months
  1. Anticipated completion date: September 2019
 

15. Vulamehlo Magistrate’s Court: Repairs and Renovations to office buildings

R 19 529 511.00

  1. Start date: March 2015
  1. Original Completion date: March 2017
  1. Contract period: 24 months
  1. Anticipated completion date: December 2019
 

16. Umbumbulu Magistrate's Office: Additional accommodation and alterations

R 33 504 000.00

  1. Start date: December 2013
  1. Original Completion date: June 2015
  1. Contract period: 18 months
  1. Anticipated completion date: March 2019

Northern Cape

17. Fraserburg Magistrate’s Court: Construction of additional accommodation

R 21 454 313.00

  1. Start date: October 2016
  1. Original Completion date: April 2018
  1. Contract period: 18 months
  1. Anticipated completion date: Extension of time is still under adjudication by the Principal Agent.

25 March 2019 - NW242

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) What is the total amount of drought relief that was allocated to each province in (i) 2016, (ii) 2017 and (iii) 2018, (b) what amount has been spent by each province to date and (c) what have been the most common items on which the money has been spent?

Reply:

Refer to the table below for Main Account Allocated Budget for Drought Relief:

   

(a)

(b)

(c)

Financial Year

Province

Adjusted Budget

R’000

YTD Expenditure

R’000

Expenditure Items

2015/16

Kwa-Zulu Natal

50 500

50 500

Transfers & Subsidies: Water Services Operating Subsidy (WSOS) 5B grant reprioritised for Drought Relief Intervention

   

106 270

111 836

Payments for capital assets: Buildings and other fixed structures

Total

156 770

162 336

 

2016/17

Eastern Cape

5 883

5 725

Goods & Services: Contractors – Water tankering

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

290 700

301 168

Payments for capital assets: Buildings and other fixed structure

 

Free State

21 100

20 363

Goods & Services: Contractors – Water tankering

 

North West

24 512

24 512

Goods & Services: Contractors – Water tankering

Total

342 195

351 768

 

2017/18

Eastern Cape

17 548

17 548

Goods & Services: Contractors, Water Tanks and Travel & Subsistence – Water tankering

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

10 432

10 432

Goods & Services: Contractors, Water Tanks and Travel & Subsistence – Water tankering

 

Free State

11 498

11 498

Goods & Services: Contractors, Water Tanks and Travel & Subsistence – Water tankering

 

North West

545

545

Goods & Services: Contractors and Travel & Subsistence – Water tankering

 

Mpumalanga

1 093

10 93

Goods & Services: Contractors and Water Tanks– Water tankering

Total

41 116

41 116

 

2018/19

Eastern Cape

647 214

49 021

Payments for capital assets: Buildings and other fixed structures, Transfers & Subsidies

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

122 366

-

Payments for capital assets: Buildings and other fixed structures

 

Limpopo

97 475

-

Payments for capital assets: Buildings and other fixed structures

 

Mpumalanga

56 800

56 800

Buildings and other fixed structures, Transfers & Subsidies

 

Northern Cape

9 788

-

Payments for capital assets: Buildings and other fixed structures

 

North West

309 649

10 000

Payments for capital assets: Buildings and other fixed structures, Transfers & Subsidies

 

Western Cape

58 919

-

Payments for capital assets: Buildings and other fixed structures

Total

1 302 211

115 821

 

Grand Total

1 815 292

671 041

 

Refer to the table below for Water Trading Entity (WTE) Allocated Budget for Drought Relief:

   

(a)

(b)

(c)

Financial Year

Province

Adjusted Budget

R’000

YTD Expenditure

R’000

Expenditure Items

2016

Kwa-Zulu Natal

306 278

302 910

Boreholes, Water Tanker Rental and Programme Management

2017

Kwa-Zulu Natal

2 961

2 597

Boreholes, Water Tanker Rental and Programme Management

2018

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Nil or no budget was allocated

   

Total

309 239

305 507

 

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25 March 2019 - NW542

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Tleane, Mr SA to ask the Minister of Economic Development

In view of the fact that the Competition Commission has the responsibility to recommend to the Competition Tribunal to decline or approve mergers and acquisitions, how will mergers and acquisitions with regard to employment and economic growth considerations (a) further contribute to economic growth and (b) create more employment?

Reply:

The Competition Act sets out a clear ‘public interest’ set of criteria that the competition authorities are expected to apply when considering an application for approval of a merger or acquisition. These criteria include the impact of employment. In addition, other criteria include the impact of a merger on industries and regions, as well as small business and the export performance of South Africa.

When considering a merger, the authorities are also expected to consider the impact the transaction will have on competition in a sector, which may serve as a proxy under certain circumstances, for economic growth.

In undertaking the assessment of mergers and acquisitions, the Commission considers among others, public interest issues such as the impact on smaller businesses and envisaged jobs losses. Where there is a possibility of employment losses from a merger or acquisition, the Commission will typically look to prevent that. In this way, mergers that simply aim to generate efficiencies from shedding labour can be prevented from doing so through conditions aimed at preventing retrenchments. Similarly, mergers and acquisitions may enhance employment by requiring that merging parties create enterprise development funds.  

The new Competition Amendment Act, 2018, strengthens the public interest provisions of the legislation that impact employment and economic growth considerations. This is inter alia through the new provisions on economic concentration and market structure; the improved role for the executive on public interest matters; and changes to the prohibited-practices regime that can help to open up markets to new entrants and young entrepreneurs.

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25 March 2019 - NW426

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

(1)What are the details of the process followed to (a) call for nominations of Commissioners of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Commission) and (b) shortlist the candidates to appear before the selection panel for the CRL Commission; (2) (a) what is the name of each person serving on the selection panel, (b) what criteria were used to appoint the specified persons to serve on the selection panel and (c) on what date will the selection panel meet to interview candidate Commissioners; (3) on what date will the interviews for the CRL Commissioners take place?

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW271

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

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) A total of four (4) tender briefings were held in 2018 by the Department.

(a)(ii) A total of 187 tender briefing were held in 2018 by the entities reporting to me.

(b) All four (4) tender briefings held by the Department were compulsory and a total of 186 tender briefings were compulsory and only one (1) briefing was non-compulsory for the entities reporting to me.

 

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25 March 2019 - NW620

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

What steps does his department or the Government intend to take in order to arrest the collapse of the Msunduzi Local Municipality?

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW646

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

What work does her department and the entitles reporting to her do with state-owned enterprises?" NW776E

Reply:

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25 March 2019 - NW552

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Selfe, Mr J to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any entity reporting to him contracted the services of certain companies (names and details furnished) in each of the past 10 financial years; if so, what (i) number of contracts were signed, (ii) was the date on which each contract was signed, (iii) was the duration of each contract, (iv) services did each company render and (v) was the monetary value of each contract?

Reply:

a) The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development did not contract the services of Diambu and Phezulu companies in the past ten (10) financial years. However, the DoJ&CD entered into a contract with Sondolo Information Technology (Pty) Ltd, and the detailed information is tabulated below:

Past 10 Financial years

Number of contracts

Date which contract was signed

Duration of contract

Description of service Services

Value of the contract

2018/2019

1

23 September 2015 (SBD 7.2)

36 months

Provision of corrective and preventative maintenance as per RFB 2008 15 to Department of Justice and Constitutional Development for period of 36 months

R373 709 412.00

2017/2018

         

2016/2017

         

2015/2016

         

2014/2015

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2013/2014

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2012/2013

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2011/2012

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2010/2011

1

15 July 2009

The Service Level Agreement does not have a duration period. It makes reference to project definition report. It further states that maintenance will endure for a period of 36 months after warrantee period expires.

Integrated security infrastructure for Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

R 601 863 308.80

2009/2010

         

2008/2009

         

b) I have been informed by the Legal Aid South Africa, National Prosecuting Authority and Special Investigating Unit that they did not enter into any contract with Diambu, Phezulu and Sondolo Information Technology during the past ten (10) financial years.

25 March 2019 - NW232

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Ngwezi, Mr X to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with reference to the investigation conducted by the KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs department in 2012 on request by the former Mayor of Umhlathuze, Mr Elphias Mbatha, where allegations of corruption, maladministration and nepotism were made, and in light of the fact that the Auditor-General keeps on highlighting that the report has not been tabled in council nor given to the public, any plans are in place to resolve the matter?

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW481

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

What measures is her department putting in place to ensure that persons from the diplomatic corps do not abuse diplomatic immunity in order to avoid the killing of persons in the Republic and in so doing undermine the sovereignty of the Republic as it were in the case of the alleged murder and attempted murder of Mr Patrick Karegeya and Mr Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa respectively?

Reply:

The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961 and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963 read in conjunction with applicable local legislation, in South Africa's case the Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act, 2001 (Act 37 of 2001), are the definitive legal instruments that regulate the standing of Diplomats and Consular Agents globally.

Article 41.1 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961 and Article 55.1 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963 state as follows: “Without prejudice to their privileges and immunities, it is the duty of all persons enjoying such privileges and immunities to respect the laws and regulations of the receiving State. They also have a duty not to interfere in the internal affairs of that State.”

In accordance with the stipulations of the Act, as well as the Vienna Conventions, having force of law in the Republic, no diplomatic immunity shall exempt a diplomatic or consular agent from the consequences of the commission of any crime in the Republic of South Africa.

I wish to point out that the case referred to by the Honourable Member does not belong in the category of persons who enjoy diplomatic immunity. Further enquiries into this matter should be referred to the Minister of Police and/or the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development.

25 March 2019 - NW638

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)What (a) total amount of drought relief funding was allocated to each province (i) in the 2017-18 and (ii) for the 2018-19 financial years and (b) amount of the funding has been spent; (2) are any of the funds unaccounted for; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Hounorable Member is requested to note that the response provided in NA 242 of 15 February 2019 on drought relief to each province from 2017-2019 was adequately responded to.

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25 March 2019 - NW557

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

Whether any plans have been approved to rebuild and/or renovate the Cleveland Police Station in Johannesburg in the near future; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date will the specified police station be rebuilt and/or renovated; if so, what (i) are the relevant details and (ii) budget will be allocated?

Reply:

Yes, there is an approved plan to renovate the Cleveland Police Station, in Johannesburg.

(a) Falls away.

(b) The anticipated date for the release of the tender advert is May 2019 and the site handover should take place before the start of October 2019. The budget earmarked for the project is R106 million.

25 March 2019 - NW417

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with regard to the Presidential Proclamation of 2014 that provided that izinduna should be paid a salary, funds have been budgeted and allocated for the remuneration of izinduna; if not, why not; if so, what amount?

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW618

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) is the estimated cost to Eskom of coal (i) theft, (ii) skimming and (iii) switching and (b) steps are being taken to curb this scourge?

Reply:

The Parliamentary question has been forward to the State Owned Enterprise and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

25 March 2019 - NW520

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Hlonyana, Ms NKF to ask the Minister of Economic Development

(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:

The Department does not own any buildings, properties or facilities. Since 2009, the department has been accommodated in the dti Campus together with 3 of its 4 entities.

The dti campus is an ideal location which hosts 3 of the Economic Cluster Government Ministers, departments and their entities in close proximity making it an ideal economic campus.

The value of the rental is R1 006 539 per month and the purpose is for office accommodation, parking and storage.

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25 March 2019 - NW312

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Mulaudzi, Adv TE to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What was the conviction rate for (a) rape and (b) sexual assault in each province in each of the past two financial years?

Reply:

The National Prosecuting Authority has informed me that 5 419 sexual offences cases were finalized with a verdict during 2018/19 financial, i.e. during the period April 2018 – January 2019. Convictions were obtained in 4 034 of these cases, representing a conviction rate of 74.4%.

A break down in respect of each province for the 2017/18 financial year and current 2018/19 financial year (up to the end of January 2019) is provided in the table below:

Sexual Offences (SO) conviction rates per province for the past two (2) financial years

Province

Financial Year

 

SO

Convicted

Cases

SO Acquitted Cases

Total SO Finalised

Sum of SO Conviction Rate

Eastern Cape

2017/2018

 

798

214

1 012

78,9%

 

2018/2019

 

742

192

934

79,4%

Free State

2017/2018

 

697

238

935

74,5%

 

2018/2019

 

504

161

665

75,8%

Gauteng

2017/2018

 

725

301

1 026

70,7%

 

2018/2019

 

531

184

715

74,3%

KZN

2017/2018

 

899

393

1 292

69,6%

 

2018/2019

 

660

262

922

71,6%

Limpopo

2017/2018

 

298

162

460

64,8%

 

2018/2019

 

232

148

380

61,1%

Mpumalanga

2017/2018

 

367

123

490

74,9%

 

2018/2019

 

309

72

381

81,1%

North West

2017/2018

 

327

126

453

72,2%

 

2018/2019

 

263

87

350

75,1%

Northern Cape

2017/2018

 

171

70

241

71,0%

 

2018/2019

 

181

70

251

72,1%

Western Cape

2017/2018

 

722

248

970

74,4%

 

2018/2019

 

612

209

821

74,5%

NB: Definition of Sexual Offences

Any case involving offences committed in terms of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 32 of 2007, and may include common law rape or indecent assault. Statistics reported in this response are in terms of this definition.

25 March 2019 - NW539

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether, with reference to the reply to question 2436 on 13 November 2017 and the reply to question 1223 on 30 July 2018, his department has received the information; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date will the information be available; if so, (i) what number of senior traditional leaders are currently recognised by the Government as traditional leaders, (ii) what is the name of each senior traditional leader and (iii) over which tribe does each specified senior traditional leader rule; (2) what amount has each senior traditional leader received in remuneration in each year since 1 January 2012; (3) what (a)(i) movable and (ii) immovable benefits did each senior traditional leader receive in each specified year and (b) did the costs amount to in each case; (4) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW553

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McGluwa, Mr H to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether his department has engaged with the Department of Public Works at any time during the past five financial years up to the latest specified date for which information is available with regard to the severe lack of maintenance at the Klerksdorp Magistrates Court which is housed at the PC Pelser Building in the Matlosana Local Municipality; if not, why not; if so, for each engagement with Public Works, (a) what issues were brought to the attention of the Department of Public Works, (b) what undertakings were made, (c) what actions followed and (d) what is the current status of each issue identified; (2) what is the annual rent payable to the Department of Public Works for the tenancy of the Klerksdorp Magistrates Court for the past five financial years up to the latest specified date for which information is available; (3) whether he has been informed of the dilapidated, unhygienic and unsafe status of the PC Pelser Building; if not, will he investigate the matter; if so, what steps will he take to ensure that the building adheres to the stipulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993, in order to ensure an environment conducive to the administration of justice?

Reply:

1. The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ&CD) has indeed engaged with the Department of Public Works (DPW) on various occasions, during the past five (5) financial years, in respect to the severe lack of maintenance at the Klerksdorp Magistrates Court housed at the PC Pelser Building.

(a) Major challenges relate to malfunctioning lifts, aircons (HVAC, heating, ventilation and cooling system), constant tripping of power and plumbing.

(b) The Mafikeng Regional office of the Department of Public Works will, after receiving the call log, appoint contractors to attend to the incidents at the court. With regards to the HVAC and electricity challenges, DPW undertook to appoint a contractor for major repairs and refurbishments of both services. DPW further undertook to replace the lifts.

(c) In June 2014, the Mafikeng Regional office of Department of Public Works appointed Sebushi Somo Construction and Projects to execute a repair electrical reticulation and mechanical installation project to the value of R39 500 000. This project was for the rewiring and upgrading of the electricity, and for the installation and reticulation of new HVAC system.

Regarding the lifts, there was a project that was on site from 14 September 2016 to 02 October 2017, this was a maintenance project of lifts in the North West. DPW Regional Office used this short term contract to service the lifts of the Court. Since its expiry, it has been a challenge for the lifts to be serviced to a point where the Department of Labour has now issued a contravention notice. The internal Engineers of DPW have recommended that all lifts be replaced since they have reached their life span. Given that the processes of replacing the lifts will take longer, DPW opted to run two processes where a service provider will be appointed to, in the interim, fix the lifts and also appoint Engineers to start with the planning for the major project of replacing the lifts.

A plumbing project will be registered by DPW to attend to all challenges of blocked sewerage pipes and toilets, as well as leaking reticulation pipes.

(d) The contractor for the electrical reticulation and mechanical installation is still on site working on the electricity and HVAC systems.

A service provider has since been appointed by DPW to repair lifts in the short term whilst a project to replace all lifts is being registered as a long term solution. An advert has been placed by DPW for the appointment of the Engineers for the long term solution of replacing the lifts. These Engineers will then start with the planning and design of the project in the 2019/20 financial year.

A separate project, relating to all the plumbing challenges at the Court including the basement water spring, is being registered by DPW for planning in the 2019/20 financial year.

2. The PC Pelser Building is a state owned building, and therefore the DoJ&CD pays what is referred to as accommodation charges from the devolved budget. The DoJ&CD is paying DPW accommodation charges on quarterly basis an amount in the tune of approximately R92 million without any breakdown per property from DPW as per Devolution of Budget Framework of 2006. National Treasury has given DPW an exemption to invoice client departments on accommodation charges without supporting documents because DPW has not yet finalised government immovable asset register. The quarterly amount mentioned above is for the entire state owned portfolio currently occupied or utilised by the DoJ&CD, and not per individual building. This payment is meant to pay for property rates, maintenance and rehabilitation/refurbishment, and for the provision of professional services provided by the DPW.

3. The DoJ&CD is aware of the conditions at PC Pelser Building as this project is on the portfolio of the Department. The Regional Office of DoJ&CD together with the National Office have been attending site meetings at the Court to resolve the maintenance challenges. After the Department of Labour issued the contravention notice regarding the lifts, the matter was escalated to the Deputy Directors-General and professionals within DPW. This led to numerous visits to the Court by the DoJ&CD’s Chief Director: Facilities Management and the professional team from DPW National Office. The visits were between June and November 2018 where it was agreed that a service provider be appointed in the interim whilst a major project for the replacement of the lifts is being planned.

I will further engage the Minister of Public Works on our bilateral meetings to ensure that the projects regarding lifts and plumbing works at this Court are expedited.

25 March 2019 - NW224

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Maimane, Mr MA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, since he served in Cabinet, he (a)(i) was ever influenced by any person and/or (ii) influenced any of his department’s employees to take any official administrative action on behalf of any (aa) member, (bb) employee and/or (cc) close associate of the Gupta family and/or (b) attended any meeting where any of the specified persons were present; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW324

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What was the conviction rate for corruption in the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018?

Reply:

According to the Head of the National Prosecutions Service, although the National Prosecuting Authority does not keep data according to specific crime typologies due to lack of electronic systems, it does record information related to corruption in respect to persons who have been convicted or acquitted. Unlike the normal calculation of conviction rates based on cases, the conviction rate is measured on the number of persons. 

Therefore, the 2018 convictions, acquittals and percentages are indicated in the table below:

Period

Persons Convicted

Persons Acquitted

Percentage of Persons Convicted

January

10

0

100.0%

February

21

3

87.5%

March

28

3

90.3%

April

19

1

95.0%

May

30

0

100.0%

June

39

1

97.5%

July

25

0

100.0%

August

35

1

97.2%

September

36

0

100.0%

October

34

0

100.0%

November

40

0

100.0%

December

15

1

93.8%

Grand Total

332

10

97.1%

25 March 2019 - NW420

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

Whether any remedial action has been taken following a report by the Auditor-General that in KwaZulu-Natal a total amount of R368 709 in salaries had been paid to 29 dead izinduna, that R6 million had been paid to izinduna who are full-time employees of Government and that some R2 million had been lost as a result of paying 37 izinduna more than the stipulated salary; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW484

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What number of qualified (i) engineers and (ii) artisans are currently employed at Eskom and (b) what is the (i) highest qualification level, (ii) date of employment, (iii) gender and (iv) race of each qualified engineer and artisan in each case?

Reply:

The Parliamentary question has been forward to the State Owned Enterprise and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

25 March 2019 - NW311

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Mulaudzi, Adv TE to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What was the conviction rate for gang-related offences in each province in each of the past two financial years?

Reply:

I am informed by the National Prosecuting Authority that the regions only started to track and report on what is called gang-related offences during the 2018/19 financial year. It is important to note that there is no such crime or charge in our law. Therefore, statistics in this regard are not automatically tracked and recorded in the system.

Gang related offences are mostly prevalent in the Western and Eastern Cape Divisions.

During this financial year (April 2018 – February 2019), these two regions indicated that 87 verdict cases were finalised, obtaining 65 convictions. This therefore represents a conviction rate of 74.7%.  

25 March 2019 - NW568

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What (a) are the reasons that the votes cast by South Africans living in Canada in the 2014 national election were not counted and included in the final result and (b) steps is his department taking to ensure that this does not reoccur; (2) what total number of other countries where South Africans voted were not counted in the 2014 national election; (3) What number of votes were cast by South Africans at each specified overseas voting station in the 2014 national election?

Reply:

I have been informed by the Electoral Commission as follows:

(1)(a) The ballots cast at the Toronto mission in Canada arrived in the Republic after counting of votes had been concluded and the determination of the election results finalised. The late arrival arose, in part, as a result of the delays encountered with ballot packages being cleared at the Canadian customs. In addition, the impact of the International Workers Day holiday on 1 May on the operations of courier companies caused additional delays.

(1)(b) The date for South Africans to vote by special votes abroad has been determined for 27 April 2019 in the election timetable. This means that voting abroad will take place ten (10) days before voting in the Republic and no longer seven (7) days as was the case in 2014 elections. The additional three (3) days will ensure that the cast ballots arrive in time for counting and will avoid the impact of the International Workers Day holiday. Secondly, the Electoral Commission has agreed with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) on the use of diplomatic channels to transport the cast ballots. This will obviate delays related to custom clearances.

(2) Three (3) other missions out of a total of hundred and twenty one (121) missions.

(3) The ballots were not counted. For this reason the votes cast have not been determined. The numbers of approved special votes in each mission are instead provided (this does not necessarily equate to votes cast).

Canada; Toronto [267]

Cuba; Havana [395]

Democratic Republic of Congo; Lubumbashi [11]

Spain; Madrid [78]

25 March 2019 - NW449

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Health

(1)(a) What number of ambulances is currently used in (i) Namaqualand and (ii) the Northern Cape and (b) how large is the radius that each ambulance in Namaqualand covers; (2) what number of (a) ambulances provide a service to the local municipalities (i) Nama Khoi, (ii) Richtersveld, (iii) Khaima and (iv) Kamiesberg and (b) towns is covered by each ambulance; (3) whether any (a) licences and/or (b) safety certificates of ambulances that service both Namaqualand and Northern Cape have lapsed; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) (a) (i) 14

(ii) 75

(b) Ambulances in Northern Cape is not bound by district borders and may be deployed anywhere within the Province when needed. However, the average coverage radius of ambulances is in the range of 100 to 150km depending on location of the town.

(2)

MUNICIPALITY

TOWN

NUMBER OF AMBULANCES

(i) Nama Khoi,

Springbok

Komaggas

Vioolsdrift

Steinkopf

1

1

0

1

(ii) Richtersveld

Port Nolloth

Alexanderbay

Kuboes

1

0

0

(iii) Khai-ma

Pofadder

Pella

1

0

(iv) Kamiesberg

Garies

Hondeklipbaai

1

0

(v) Hantam

Calvinia

Brandvlei

Nieuwoudtville

Loeriesfontein

2

1

1

1

(vi) Karoo Hoogland

Williston

Fraserburg

Sutherland

1

1

1

(3) (a) 19 ambulances, 6 in Namaqualand and 13 for Northern Cape

(b) All vehicles have COF and Roadworthy certificates.

END.

25 March 2019 - NW487

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether Eskom has any contracts with certain companies (names furnished); if so, (a) on what date was each specified contract agreed to and (b) what is the (i) duration and (ii) total monetary value of each contract?

Reply:

The Parliamentary question has been forward to the State Owned Enterprise and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.