Questions and Replies

14 September 2018 - NW2463

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Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture”

(1). What has been the cost of the #IAMTHEFLAG campaign; (2) Were the contracts put out on tender; if so, (a) who tendered and (b) who won each tender? NW2715E

Reply:

(1) The total cost was R2 859 013,56

(2) Yes, the Department requested its 14 Omnibus Events Management companies for quotations.

(a) Be-Sure Events Solutions and C Squared Consumer Connectedness responded to the call for quotations.

(b) Be-Sure Events Solutions was appointed.

14 September 2018 - NW2362

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Gardee, Mr GA to ask the Minister of Finance

What amount has the State spent on private security services in the past three financial years with regard to (a) national level, (b) provincial level and (c) state-owned entities?

Reply:

Security Services ________________________________

                                           Outcome___________________

R0’00

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

National Department

821 465

842 129

986 303

Provincial

3 981 127

4 437 223

5 087 146

State Owned Entities

1 272 116

1 430 840

1 573 610

Total

6 074 709

6 710 193

  1. 647 059
  1. these are general government unity not state owned operations
  2. 20% of this data is imputed

The table above shows the distribution of spending on private security services for the national and provincial spheres. Also included are state-owned entities, excluding the public corporations and other off-budget entities. On average national departments spent R0.9 billion over the last three years growing at an average of 9.6% per year, while provinces spent an average of R4.5 billion growing at 13% per year, and the public entities spent on average R1.4 billion growing at an average of 11.2% per year.

Total spent was R6.1 billion in 2015/16 rising to R7.65 billion in 2017/18. This is about 0.5% of total consolidated government spending.

14 September 2018 - NW2363

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Gardee, Mr GA to ask the Minister of Finance

What is the total amount that the Government spent on (a) cleaning and (b) gardening services (i) nationally, (ii) provincially and (iii) in the state-owned entities in the 2017-18 financial year?

Reply:

Cleaning and gardening services­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

                                                                                                Outcome

 

Cleaning Services

Gardening Services

R0’00

 2017/18

2017/18

National Department

Provincial

State Owned Entities

153 333

767 050

661 179

32 276

215 651

175 349

Total

1 581 762

423 277

  1. This include minor assets like shovels, mops etc.
  2. These are general government units not state owned
  3. 20% of this data is imputed

The table above shows the distribution of 2017/18 spending on cleaning and garden services for the national and provincial spheres. Also included are state-owned entities, excluding the public corporations and other off-budget entities. National departments spent R153.5 million on cleaning and R32.3 million on garden services, while provinces spent R767 million and R215.6 million, and the public entities R661.2 million and R175.3 million on these services respectively.

Total spent was R1.6 billion on cleaning and R423.3 million on garden services, which is about 0.1% and 0.03% of total consolidated government spending respectively.

14 September 2018 - NW2456

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Ketabahle, Ms V to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

What is the (a) name of each investing company that has invested on land owned by (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him and (b)(i) nature, (ii) value and (iii) length of each investment?

Reply:

I have been informed by the Department as follows:

DEPARTMENT:

Not applicable to the Department as the department does not own land.

ENTITIES:

Not applicable to all the entities.

Approved/ not approved

Dr Siyabonga Cwele, MP

Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

Date:

14 September 2018 - NW2680

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

(a) What (i) number of bilateral agreements with other governments is the Government engaged in, (ii) are the names of the partner countries in each agreement and (iii) is the purpose of each agreement and (b) on what date was each agreement signed?

Reply:

(a) & (b) Since 1994 the Government of the Republic of South Africa has signed 2029 bilateral agreements with other governments.

The names of the partner countries, purpose of the agreements and the dates that the agreements were signed are reflected in the texts of the agreements. This information is accessible on the DIRCO website, http://www.dirco.gov.za

14 September 2018 - NW2681

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

(a) What (i) number of multi-lateral agreements with other States is the Government engaged in, (ii) are the names of the countries involved in each agreement and (iii) is the purpose of each agreement and (b) on what date was each agreement signed?

Reply:

a) (i) Since 1994 the Government of the Republic of South Africa has signed, ratified or acceded to four hundred and sixteen (416) multilateral agreements.

(ii) & (iii) The information requested by the Honourable Member is available on the Department’s website, http://www.dirco.gov.za.

(b) Please see my response above.

 

14 September 2018 - NW2435

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Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

What is the (a) name of each investing company that has invested on land owned by (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him and (b)(i) nature, (ii) value and (iii) length of each investment? NW2687E

Reply:

(a)(i). My department does not own any land, (ii). the only entity reporting to me that owns land, is the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) and there is a company that invested on the said land:-

As I have indicated before in my response to question 1701 asked by the Honorable Member. The status quo has not changed.

14 September 2018 - NW2381

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether the Government intends to provide financial assistance or bail-outs to state-owned entities; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the details thereof?

Reply:

Government’s principle is that, as far as possible, any financial support to SOCs should be done in a deficit-neutral manner (i.e. not lead to a widening of the deficit). This can be done through a combination of the sale of non-core assets, reprioritisation of spending, or other revenue measures. Nevertheless – as noted in the 2018 Budget Review – the SOC sector represents a major risk to the fiscal framework, and reforms are required to put these companies on a more sustainable footing. Part of the reform process will involve costing of developmental mandates, to provide government with a better understanding of the level of support required for non-commercial activities. Another part of the reform will require understanding how to bolster their commercial activities, through a combination of efficiency improvements and private sector participation. The budget process is currently under way. Any decisions around financial support to SOCs will be considered as part of this broader process, and be published in the 2018 MTBPS.

14 September 2018 - NW2348

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Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Finance

Is the SA Reserve Bank Registrar currently investigating a certain bank (name furnished); if so, (a) what is the bank being investigated for and (b) when did the investigation begin?

Reply:

In line with the requirements of section 33 of the South African Reserve Bank Act, 1989 (Act No. 90 of 1989 ), it is not the policy of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to comment on, or provide any details of previous, current or potential investigations, to the extent that such information is not already in the public domain.

As recently stated in Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance (SCOF); by the SARB officials, name furnished continues to comply with all regulatory requirements set out in law and regulations determined by the SARB.

14 September 2018 - NW2464

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Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture”

Does the government owe any artists for work that they have done; if so, in each case, (a) to whom is the money owed, (b) what is owed and (c) since what date was the money owed? NW2716E

Reply:

The department owes some artists for the work done as detailed below:-

Artist / Beneficiary

(a)

Amount Owed

(b)

Reason for Owing

(c)

Keller Man Music

R2,000,000.00

Keller Man Music applied to the Department to cover the shortfall of an international tour celebrating the life and legacy of President Mandela. This tour was part of highlighting and celebrating the centenary of President Mandela. The Department agreed to support the tour. As a normal practise that a company will provide a narrative and financial report before a transfer is processed.

Boss Lady Trading

R150,000.00

At the time the beneficiary was approved the company compliancy documentation such as entity forms had expired and this required that a resubmission to National Treasury of the company documents.

Ms Keketso Semoko

R220,000.00

The Department was charged with the responsibility to host the cultural programme of both the Chinese State visit and the BRICS Summit. The initial productions contracted had limitations in the planned showcasing of South African diverse cultures. As a result the Chine state visit performances were cancelled and focus was placed on the BRICS performances. This arrangement meant that new arts practitioners, service providers and new script designed to ensure the showcasing of South African diverse cultures. As a consequence some contracts of artists had to be renegotiated accordingly and this affected almost all preforming contracts of artists and payment schedules.

Mr Gregory Maqoma

R120,000.00

 

Vuyani Dance company

R377,000.00

 

Ms Motlapula Makhate

R30,000.00

 

Ms Lebo Mashile

R50,000.00

 

Ms Mmabato Mogomotsi

R35,000.00

 

Mr Volley Ntshabeleng

R45,000.00

 

Ms Sibongile Notjila

R20,000.00

 

13 September 2018 - NW2221

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McLoughlin, Mr AR to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What are the (a) full details and (b) detailed breakdown of all expenses incurred by the Emfuleni Local Municipality in hosting the recent State of the Municipality Address (SOMA) in the Vereeniging Banquet Hall on 26 June 2018; and (2) what are the reasons for allowing such expenditure in hosting the SOMA when the specified municipality has been placed under administration in terms of section 139 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, for not being able to fund basic service delivery activities?

Reply:

1. The municipality spent an amount of R415 640.00 on decor, catering for 2000 people, entertainment and sign language interpreter for the State of the Municipal Address (SoMA).

(2) a) The Emfuleni Local Municipality has, in line with the executive and legislative authority, adopted the hosting of annual SoMA as part of the broader public participation programme aimed at developing and maintaining a culture of community participation. The Local Government Municipal Systems Act (Act 32 of 2000) Chapter 4, sections 16 and 17, enables the municipality to determine various mechanisms, processes and procedures for fostering participation by the local communities and to this effect use its resources and allocate funds as may be appropriate for this purpose.

b) The Municipal Manager, in the discharge of his fiduciary duties must take all reasonable steps to ensure that the resources of the municipality are used effectively, efficiently and economically.

c) Being conversant with the existing financial and service delivery challenges of the municipality, the imposition of parts of Section 139 of the Constitution of the RSA and at the same time the need to encourage active citizenry, it is for this reason that the financial implications of the SoMA were effectively reduced to an amount of R415, 640 from the originally planned expenditure.

d) The SoMA is an effective mechanism or model that continues to address Emfuleni's multi-stakeholders including citizens, business sector, NGO, Government Institutions, the Clergy and various other key stakeholders. Stakeholder engagement will further remain a critical component for the successful implementation of the Provincial Intervention Programmes and essential in promoting social cohesion. The various ongoing social innovation and economic development initiatives currently taking place in Emfuleni were extensively engaged on as part of the 2018 SoMA, and it has been an excellent platform for feedback and re-commitment to the Communities of Emfuleni amongst various others that continue to unfold.

13 September 2018 - NW2486

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the reply to question 3817 on 28 November 2017, (a) why are height restrictions of 4,3 m going to be re-introduced, (b) what economic impact analysis has been undertaken in relation to the country’s immediate neighbours, including the countries of the Southern African Development Community, internationally once the specified restrictions have been re-introduced and (c) what are the results of the analysis?

Reply:

(a) There is no re-introduction of the vehicle and load height restriction as provided for in terms of regulation 224 of the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000 under the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No.93 of 1996) (“the Act”). The height restriction has always been part of the Act. The special dispensation that was granted exempting the operation of motor vehicles transporting ISO Containers from complying with the provisions of regulation 224(b) is lapsing with effect from 1 January 2019. This special dispensation was granted to allow the industry to procure and/or source complaint trailers to transport high cube containers come 01 January 2019. The intention was not to exempt the industry indefinitely.

(b) There is no obligation on my Department to conduct an economic impact analysis because there is no intention to amend Regulation 224 of the National Road Traffic Act. It would go against the established legislative drafting conventions for my Department to conduct an economic impact analysis or research whilst the legislation is in effect. Simply put, research informs legislative drafting not the other way around.

(c) Refer to (b) above.

13 September 2018 - NW2283

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Bara, Mr M R to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What are the qualifications of the (a) Chief Executive Officer, (b) Chief Financial Officer and (c) Head of the Ethics Department of the SA Council for Educators?

Reply:

SACE RESPONSE:

a) The Chief Executive Officer of SACE has the following qualifications:

  • Matric
  • BPrim Ed
  • BEd Honours
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education(PGDE)
  • Human Resource Management and Development Diploma
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
  • Certificate in Financial Accounting principles for public entities
  • Masters of Management in Public Policy (Currrent)

b) The Chief Financial Officer of SACE has the following qualifications:

  • Matric
  • National Diploma in State accounts and Finance
  • Certificate in Fraud Risk Management
  • Certificate in Financial Accounting principles for public entities
  • Certificate in Service Delivery ; Performance & Reporting
  • Certificate in Asset Management in Public Sector

c) Currently the position of Head Registration & Ethics has been vacant since June 2017.

13 September 2018 - NW2500

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Ntombela, Mr MLD to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Has the Local Government Management Improved Model and Assessment Tool been effective in measuring the quality of service delivery that takes place within local government and (b) Has there been improvement in the overall management of local government with the specified tool as a contributing factor?

Reply:

(a) 1. The Local Government Management Improved Model (LGMIM) is under the custodianship of the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) and the information provided here was sourced from the DPME. The rollout of the LGMIM is currently in its fifth (5th) year since its inception and pilot. To date, one hundred and forty six (146) municipalities comprising of metropolitan, district and local municipalities participated in the programme. Of the total, twelve (12) were assessed during the 2013/14 financial year in the pilot phase, thirty (30) municipalities were assessed in the 2014/15 and 2015/16 financial years respectively, forty-one (41) municipalities were assessed during the 2016/17 financial year and thirtythree (33) municipalities during the 2017/18 financial year.

2. The logic of the Local Government Management Improvement Model (LGMIM) is that institutions matter and for service delivery and productivity to improve, the quality of institutions is important. To this end the LGMIM is aimed at facilitating the development of an in-depth understanding of the operating environment and quality of management and work place practices of municipalities that are key for improving service delivery.

3. As such the LGMIM does not measure the quality of service delivery per se, but rather the management practices and work place capabilties that are the necessary pre-conditions (or enbaling conditions) for improving service delivery in municipalities. It does this by identifying institutional problems, thereby positioning the senior leadership of municipalities to meet the minimum norms and standards of good institutional performance to deliver on their developmental outcomes. LGMIM does not include an assessment of actual deliverables against planned deliverables.

4. What differentiates LGMIM from other monitoring processes is that it provides an integrated and holistic view of a municipality’s performance across several critical key performance areas, thus making it easier to prioritise areas that are in need of significant improvement and potential support. It may also highlight issues that impact on service delivery in relation to areas of general non-compliance to legislative, regulatory and/or best practice prescripts. For example, it may highlight whether a participating municipality is adhering to a specific management practice or norm such as making adequate provision for refurbishment and maintenance of assets or whether it is producing audit action plans to address the findings from the Audit outcomes.

(b) 1. The LGMIM is one of several initiatives (albeit specialised and focused on the internal operating environment of municipalities) utilized within the local government sphere in an attempt to support and improve the performance of municipalities such as Back2Basics and the the Auditor General’s performance audits, and therefore it is difficult to attribute service delivery improvement solely to LGMIM.

2. The LGMIM is a management information tool intended to assist the municipal leadership to analyse how the organisation works and how it approaches key operational tasks in 6 key performance areas and which performance gaps need to be addressed to ensure the delivery of quality services and improve productivity.

3. The LGMIM is utilised by departments specifically mandated with a support function, such as the Department of Cooperative Governance, sector departments and provincial departments responsible for local government as an additional data source to inform the development and tailoring of support plans and initiatives to facilitate improved service delivery.

4. There is a close relationship between the DPME and provincial departments responsible for local government in conducting the assessments so as to ensure that these departments have direct and real-time access to the assessment results to inform their support initiatives to the various participating municipalities.

 

13 September 2018 - NW2558

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)What progress has been made regarding the ratification with other African countries of the Yamoussoukro Decision regarding the Open Skies for Africa policy; (2) what is the Government’s position on the specified decision; (3) in what manner have the delays in implementing the decision affected the air services market in South Africa, with regard to packaging the Southern African Development Community region amongst international arrivals?

Reply:

1. Yamoussoukro Decision is not a treaty to be ratified but an African Civil Aviation Policy for the integration and the establishment of a Single African Air Transport Market to enhance African Intra-Trade and Tourism. In terms of Section 35 of the International Air Services Act 60 of 1993, the Minister may, exercise the delegated authority by the State President to enter into any air transport services agreement with the government or other appropriate authority of another State or Territory regarding the control over and regulation of any class or type of International air services operated or to be operated between the Republic and that State or Territory. In the absence of a continental multilateral institutions to fully regularise air transport, South Africa has concluded thirty-eight (38) Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASA’s) with willing and able states in line with the principle of Yamoussoukro Decision (YD) awaiting the institutionalisation of a multilateral framework to fully regulate the continental civil aviation. South Africa has further integrated the principles of YD in the National Civil Aviation Policy that has since been approved by Cabinet on the 15th of February 2017.

2. Government is in full support of the integration and establishment of the Single African Air market. South Africa has to date signed the Declaration for Solemn Commitment to the implementation of YD towards the establishment of Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). The former President, His Excellency Mr. Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, witnessed the launch of SAATM during the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union, in January 2018.

3. Implementation of YD has been slow and limited. The delay has caused South African and rest of the continent to miss out on substantial economic benefits. Some air transport markets between Africa and countries outside of Africa have been liberalized to a significant extent. But most intra-African aviation markets remain closed and regulated through bilateral agreements which limit the growth and development of air services.

Air services arrangements with the South African Development Community (SADC) have been restricted, limiting airline participation in the market. However, of recent, some SADC states are slowly embracing the principles of YD and are progressively liberalizing key elements of the Bilateral Air Services Agreements. Restrictions on designation of airlines on specific routes and limited capacity still exist in air services arrangements with Namibia, Angola, Mauritius, Tanzania, Madagascar and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Reluctance of these states to embrace YD has negatively affected South African airlines desiring to either introduce new services or expanding existing markets. The Government, however, continues to engage these States bilaterally and multilaterally to encourage them to be part of the African Union initiative of creating a single air transport market for Africa.

13 September 2018 - NW2597

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Transport

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

Reply:

1. (a) (i) Total number of Deputy Directors-General posts in the Department are 9.

(ii) Chief Director posts in the Department are 36.

(aa) Total number of Deputy Directors-General appointed in acting capacity are 6.

Total number of Chief Directors appointed in acting capacity are 6

(bb) Total number of Deputy Directors-General appointed permanently are 3.

Total number of Chief Directors appointed permanently are 26.

(b) Total number of women acting in posts of Deputy Directors-General are 2.

Total number of women permanently employed as Deputy Directors-General is 0.

Total number of women acting in posts of Chief Director are 2.

Total number of women permanently employed as Chief Director are 6.

13 September 2018 - NW2519

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Maimane, Mr MA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What are the details of the interest rates on all outstanding Eskom loans that are being repaid?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

Details of the interest rates on all outstanding Eskom loans that are being repaid are published on pages 82 and 83 of the 2017/18 Annual Financial Statements.

Annexure A is an extract of pages 82 and 83 of the 2017/18 Annual Financial Statements.

13 September 2018 - NW2426

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What number of (i) trains, (ii) coaches and (iii) locomotives have been vandalised (aa) in each month and (bb) in the past three financial years, (b) where did each incident take place and (c) what are the relevant details of the investigations that followed each incident, particularly with regard to the (i) outcomes and (ii) recommendations of each specified investigation?

Reply:

A Metrorail train consist of several motor coaches (electrical powered units) and a number of plain trailers - coaches. Normally a full train set (train) consist of 12 coaches (3 motor coaches and 9 plain trailers). The response reflects the coaches and the equivalent 12-coach Metrorail train sets (trains). Metrorail does not utilize locomotives. Locomotives are used in MLPS and in freight at Transnet.

a) Details of the incidents on vandalism of Rolling Stock has only been kept by Protection Services since December 2016 when vandalism became an endemic problem. The information is kept on the fleet maintenance side as well but is not readily available.

b) File attached.

c) (i) File attached.

(ii) As can be seen from the numbers involved, investigations internally are not done for each and every case. Cases are opened with SAPS with the available information and the results of SAPS investigations is included in (c)(i). The Prasa Rescue plan includes actions to address the protection of assets in the Metrorail environment.

13 September 2018 - NW2601

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(a) What is the total number of matric results at Mashiyamahle High School that have not been released by (i) the school and (ii) her department in the (aa) 2014, (bb) 2015, (cc) 2016 and (dd) 2017 academic years, (b) what are the reasons that the results have not been released and (c) on what date will her department release the results?

Reply:

a) Mashiyamahle High School was implicated in group copying in 2014 and the examination protocol in terms of results that are compromised due to an irregularity is to withhold the results in subjects that are irregular and conduct a full investigation and a hearing so that a decision can be made on culpability. Hence, in the case of:

(aa) 2014: 106 candidates did not receive their complete results

(bb) 2015: All candidates received their results

(cc) 2016: All candidates received their results

(dd) 2017: 12 candidates were found to be guilty of an irregularity in Mathematical Literacy and their results in Mathematical Literacy were nullified, but the results in the other subjects were released.

b) In the case of 2014 candidates, on 9 June 2015, an investigative team comprising officials from the Provincial Education Department (PED), Department of Basic Education (DBE) and Umalusi arrived at the school to conduct the investigations, after having notified the school. The officials were taken hostage by the parents and learners and this later became violent and resulted in officials’ cars being stoned and their valuables stolen. Departmental officials had to escape from the school, through a hole in the fence and were escorted out of the area by the Police. Subsequently, repeated attempts were made to serve notices on the implicated candidates, inviting them to a hearing and there has been no response. The school engaged the services of a lawyer and this has also contributed to the delay. The Department, approached two local Radio Stations and a local newspaper to publicise a request for the learners implicated in the 2014 examination irregularity at the Mashiyamahle school, to report to the school principal, to facilitate the hearings. The principal subsequently responded that there were no responses.

c) The DBE and Umalusi met with a group of parents and learners from the school on Friday, 24 August 2018, and it was agreed that the learners continued refusal to participate in the hearings has delayed the finalisation of this matter, and given that the learners have in a sense self-imposed a sanction on themselves for the four year period, the results of those candidates that wrote the supplementary examination in 2015, in the subjects that they were implicated, will have these results combined with the uncompromised results of 2014 and released to the candidates on 31 August 2018. Unfortunately, this arrangement to provide the combined, uncompromised results to the candidates was disrupted by a group of candidates that insisted on being provided with their full results of the 2014 NSC examination. The Department has subsequently agreed to have the results made available at the Illembe district office and those candidates who wish to collect the results can do so. The availability of the results at the Illembe district will be published in the local newspapers and the local radio stations.

13 September 2018 - NW2465

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Has her department revised the deadlines of the National Minimum Uniform Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure; if so, what are the new revised deadlines?

Reply:

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has not revised the deadlines for the National Minimum Uniform Norms and Standards for Public School Infrastructure.

13 September 2018 - NW2499

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Mthethwa, Mr EM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

In light of the fact that the future of the country depends on the investment in its youth, what (a) programmes has his department put in place to promote youth development and empowerment and (b) funding has been set aside for these programmes?

Reply:

(a) Below is the list of programmes that the department has put in place to promote youth development and empowerment

MISA’s Capacity Building Programme

1. The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) has a capacity-building programme that provides opportunities for young people who qualified from TVETs, Technical Colleges and Universities with a civil, electrical, town planning or other related studies, required for infrastructure development and maintenance in municipalities.

2. Since 2012, MISA’s Programme coverage has been of a national magnitude. The biggest component of this Programme has always been the artisan development (Apprenticeship) sub-programme for the purposes of building capacity to operate and maintain existing infrastructure. Between 2014/15 and 2015/16, this sub-programme registered over 400 apprentices. Two hundred and fifty-nine participants qualified as artisans between 2013/14 and 2014/15. The intake for 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years stood at 303 and 230, respectively. In this regard, work opportunities have been offered by MISA to 100 young people in eight (08) targeted municipalities across the Northern Cape, Free State, Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces as Artisans and Water Process Controllers.

3. Experiential Learners referred to the group of candidates pursuing studies to be technicians, yet requiring practice and workplace experience to continue with their academic training. Forty-two of these groups have been registered from March 2014 to March 2016 for experiential learning at qualifying municipalities. They have since completed their required experiential training and have gone back to complete their academic studies. The intake for 2017/18 and 2018/19 experiential learners stands at 90 and 100, respectively.

4. In as far as the Bursary Scheme is concerned, one hundred and eighty-six candidates were registered from 2014, whilst in 2016, one hundred and sixty-four (164) young people have been awarded bursaries for technical infrastructure-related studies. For the current financial year 2018/19, MISA plans to award bursaries to 150 disadvantaged students studying towards town planning, civil and electrical engineering qualifications.

The table below provides a breakdown of the various sub-programme in-takes:

MISA PROGRAMMES

2017/18 FY

2018/19 FY

1.

Experiential Learners

 

90

100

2.

Young Graduates

 

70

150

3.

Apprentices

 

303

258

4.

Artisan Placement Programme

 

100

101

Table 1: MISA’s Capacity Building Programme 2017/18 and 2018/19

The Disaster Management Bursary Programme

1. The Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) introduced a Disaster Management Bursary Programme under the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC). The overall objective of the bursary programme is to contribute towards building capacity and skills enhancement in disaster risk management, through advanced education, training, public awareness and research services.

2. In the 2017 academic year, the NDMC successfully awarded 39 bursaries to qualifying students. Out of the 39 students, 33 completed their studies in the 2017 academic year and 5 are still continuing with their studies in the 2018 academic year. In the 2018 academic year, the NDMC successfully awarded 41 bursaries to new applicants and 30 of the recipients were young people. Applications for the Disaster Management Bursary Programme are published annually through print media and the NDMC’s website.

The Community Works Programme (CWP)

1. In addition, the Department is also implementing the Community Work Programme (CWP), as part of the government-wide Expanded Public Works Programme. The CWP’s youth participation rate for the 2017/18 financial year is broken down in the table below:

Total Participation Rate

Total Youth Participants

Youth Female Participants and Percentage

Youth Male Participants and Percentage

264909

 

98954

76950

22004

 

37.35%

29.05%

8.31%

Table 1: Youth Participation in CWP 2017/18 FY

2. The Department is forming partnerships with institutions of higher learning to ensure the up-skilling of participants. Sixteen (16) CWP participants have graduated with a 3 year Grade R Diploma from the North West University. On 8 June 2018, 55 participants in Mahikeng obtained NQF Level 2 qualification in Environmental Practice through training provided by LGSETA. Young participants are also being supported to establish their own cooperatives through training provided in partnership with the Reggio Emilia municipality in Italy. The Department has further partnered with the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) and GIZ to train young participants on crime prevention in Orange Farm, Ivory Park and Khayelitsha; as a result of this, crimes against women and children have been reduced in the pilot sites in these areas.

(b) Funding for the programmes:

(1) Below are the allocations for MISA’s Capacity Building Programmes for the 2018/19 financial year.

Programme Name

Numbers

Budget

Apprentices

258

R 5million

Young Graduates

150

R 30million

Experiential Learners

100

R 5million

Artisans and Process Controllers

101

R 21million

Total

609

R 61million

3. The annual budget for the Disaster Management Bursary Programme is R2million.

4. Young people benefit equally from the CWP budget with other vulnerable groups from poor communities.

13 September 2018 - NW2552

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Have there been any land claims on the Pilanesburg airport or its runways; if so, have any discussions been undertaken with the land claimants; (2) was an offer made to the claimants; if so, (a) why did the land owner not accept the offer and (b) has the issue of expropriation of that land been considered?

Reply:

  1. Yes, there is land claim on part of the airport. Half of the runway is on the claimed land, but the other portion has not yet experienced any claim.
  2. Discussions and negotiation have commenced between the Department of Public Works and Road and Community Safety and Transport Management and the Claimant.

13 September 2018 - NW2551

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) What are the details of (i) the passenger throughput and (ii) aircraft movements at the Pilanesburg Airport since 1 January 2010, (b) does the Airports Company South Africa still own and operate the airport and (c) is the airport a national key point; (2) is the airport formally closed; if so, (a) what factors led to its closure, (b) has an economic impact assessment been conducted on the closure of the airport and (c) what is the likely impact of this closure on tourism and the platinum mining sector in the North West?

Reply:

1. (a) (i) There has been an increase in passenger movements, both domestic and international.

(ii) Aircraft movements increased, both domestic and international.

(b) No, the airport is owned and managed by the North West Provincial Government.

(c) Yes.

(2) Yes.

(a) The airport is temporarily closed due to maintenance requirements on runway pavement and security perimeter fence, warthogs are gaining access into the airside causing many runway incursions and accident.

(b) Not yet but certainly will be temporarily negatively affected.

(c) Certainly, negative impact envisaged.

13 September 2018 - NW2526

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)What (a) is the vacancy rate of principals at secondary schools in each province, (b) are the reasons for the vacancies and (c) period have the positions been vacant; (2) what (a) number of disputes in respect of appointments of principals have been declared in each province, (b) are the main reasons for the disputes and (c) is the envisaged time frame for the resolution of the disputes?

Reply:

  1. (a) The table below shows the vacancy rate for principals at secondary schools in each province

PROVINCE

NUMBER OF VACANCIES AS AT THE END OF JULY 2018

NUMBER OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS

VACANCY RATE

EASTERN CAPE

81

847

10%

FREE STATE

14

244

6%

GAUTENG

49

621

8%

KWAZULU-NATAL

172

1 604

11%

LIMPOPO

127

1 352

9%

MPUMALANGA

41

430

10%

NORTH CAPE

9

111

8%

NORTH WEST

24

341

7%

WESTERN CAPE

55

339

16%

NATIONAL

572

5 889

10%

Source: PERSAL, July 2018

(b) Vacancies occur at schools throughout the year mainly as a result of natural attrition with key drivers being resignations, retirements and to a lesser extent deaths. Also to note is that Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) advertise and fill promotional posts, at most, twice a year. Acting appointments are made in promotional posts as soon as the post becomes vacant. In order to address workload challenges, PEDs make temporary appointment against vacant promotional posts where necessary.

(c) About 44% of the posts as at the end of July 2018 were six (6) months or less vacant; 24% vacant of 7-12 months, 9 % up to 24 months and 23% longer than 24 months. Of the posts that were vacant for more than 12 months, about 45% were those in small schools of between one (1) and three (3) teachers some of them on the verge of being closed due to decreasing or consistently low enrolment.

2. The question is more relevant to the provincial administration because it is the responsibility of the Employer, who in terms of section 3(1)(b) of the Employment of Educators Act is the Head of the Provincial Education Department, to ensure that vacancies are filled and to attend to any dispute that arises at the provincial level.

The question should therefore be forwarded to the relevant Employers for details and response.

13 September 2018 - NW2297

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Transport

With regard to the proposed high-speed train that will go through Kempton Park, has the bridge near Birchleigh station that goes over Elgin Road been tested for structural stability and strength; if not, when will such a test be conducted; if so, (a) when was the test conducted and (b) what were the results of the test?

Reply:

It is understood that the high-speed train refers to the new generation Electric Multiple Units to be rolled out by PRASA over the next 10 years in the commuter rail network. The bridge near Birchleigh Station that goes over Elgin Road, has not been tested for these trains.

a) The bridge was inspected in December 2017 and February 2018. The inspection conducted indicates that the bridge is structurally sound for the current traffic. Tests will be conducted in November 2018 which will take the high-speed traffic design into consideration.

b) The results of the inspection were as follows:

  • Structural damage to the bottom flange of the beams near the middle of the beam span.
  • Damage to the warning sign on the bottom flange of the northern outer bridge beam by the vehicles exceeding height restriction.
  • Corrosion of the deck soffit structural steel components was found in most cases.
  • Drainage of the bridge road pavement was ineffective or non-existent.
  • “No advance allowable vehicle height warning structures” mounted on either approach of the bridge.

The bridge is part of the planned bridges to be rehabilitated by PRASA in the 2018/2019 financial year.

13 September 2018 - NW2249

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Schmidt, Adv H to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether the Emfuleni Local Municipality defended any cases that were (a) heard and (b) finalised in the SA Local Government Bargaining Council since 1 January 2015; if not, in each case, why not; if so, (i) who represented the municipality in each case and (ii) what amount did the specified municipality incur in (aa) legal and (bb) any other costs in each case in terms of (aaa) money paid to legal representatives representing the specified municipality and (bbb) any money paid to legal representatives representing the other parties?

Reply:

The response to this question is attached as Annexure.

13 September 2018 - NW2254

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

Whether he will furnish Mr K P Robertson with all reports commissioned in relation to CAS 99/07/2016 opened at the Carolina Police Station for the pollution of water resources in the Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality in Mpumalanga; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

The Honourable Member is requesting information residing with a municipality. Requests for such information is done through the Promotion of Access to Information Act, no. 2 of 2000 (PAIA). The Member is requesting for records in the form of reports commissioned, and PAIA is used by the public to access records of government. Each sphere of government will have an information officer. For National Government departments the Information Officer is the Director-General. At provincial level it is the Head of Department and at municipal level the Information Officer is the Municipal Manager.  

13 September 2018 - NW2323

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)(a) What number of labour disputes are currently being faced by (i) his department and (ii) the entities reporting to him, (b) what is the cause of each dispute, (c) what is the nature of each dispute and (d) on what date was each dispute (i) reported and (ii) resolved; (2) (a)(i) what number of employees have been dismissed by his department in the past five years and (ii) for what reason was each employee dismissed and (b)(i) what number of the specified employees were paid severance packages and (ii) what was the monetary value of each severance package?

Reply:

Department of Traditional Affairs:

1. (a)The Department does not have any labour disputes.

2. (a)(i) No employees were dismissed in the department in the past five years (ii) falls away (b) (i) No severance packages were paid to employees (ii) falls away.

 

Entity: Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission)

(1)(a) The CRL Rights Commission has currently two labour disputes and the details are as follows:

One official is objecting the results of the Performance Management and Development System (PMDS). The case was registered in January 2018 and is not yet finalized.

One official took the CRL Rights Commission to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) after dismissal. The case was registered with the CCMA in March 2018 and is not yet finalized.

(2)(a)(i) Two officials were dismissed by the CRL Rights Commission on the following account:

First official: The official’s conduct put the CRL Rights Commission into disrepute; and

Second official: The official’s conduct put the CRL Rights Commission into disrepute and she breached the terms of her suspension. (b)(i)No severance package was paid to any employee (ii) falls away.

13 September 2018 - NW1899

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Wessels, Mr W to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesQUESTION

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

Reply:

No. 1

Number of SMS members at the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Number of SMS members at the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Disclosed their financial interests for 2017/18

Number of SMS members at the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries who did not disclose their financial interests for 2017/18

1.

112

112

0

Reply (Q2)

None, according to the records.

Reply (Q3 & 4)

No.

Salary level

Q(3)(a): Number of employees suspended at each salary

Q(3)(b): Number of days suspended

Reason for continued suspension beyond 60 days (if applicable)

Q(4): Total amount of cost of suspension

 

Salary level 1 to 6

None (0)

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Salary level 7

Nine (9)

38 days (x 9 employees)

N/A

R249590.56

           
   

One (1)

340 days

Necessitated by nature of misconduct (assault)

R245085.4

 

Salary level 8 to 12

None (0)

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Salary level 13

One (1)

20 days

N/A

R55898.79

   

One (1)

45 days

N/A

R123911.87

 

Salary level 14

None (0)

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Salary level 15

One (1)

74 days

Chairperson of disciplinary hearing granted extension of the suspension.

R265081.26

 

Salary level 16 to 17

None (0)

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Total

Thirteen (13)

776 combined total number of days suspended for all employees.

 

R 939567.88

               

13 September 2018 - NW2280

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Boshoff, Ms H to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(a) What is the vetting process followed by the SA Council for Educators when an individual applies for a teaching certificate and (b) are any certificates issued on the spot without (i) vetting or (ii) verification of qualifications?

Reply:

(a) What is the Vetting Process Followed by the SA Council for Educators when an Individual applies for a Teaching Certificate?

SACE RESPONSE

Firstly, all registration applicants are required to declare their fitness-to-practice status when they apply as follows:

I declare that all information provided (including copies) is complete and correct. I also hereby give SACE permission to check if there are no previous convictions against me by any tribunal. I understand that any false information supplied could lead to my application being disqualified or my de-registration from the roll, and I subscribe to the Code of Conduct of Professional Ethics”.

Where an applicant has disclosed any misconduct case or criminal record, the Fit-to-Teach Hearings are held prior to any processing of the application form.

Secondly, currently the fitness-to-teach process is assessed against the submission of the Police Clearance Certificate by the foreign educators. The authenticity of the police clearance is verified against the SAPS online portal available on its website.

Finally, as indicated previously, the process for the submission of the Police Clearance by all South African applicants, will commence on 1 January 2019 onwards as prioritised by Council.

(b) are any certificates issued on the spot without (i) vetting or (ii) verification of qualifications?

Certificates of registration are issued in line with the current Council’s Fitness-to-Practice measures as outlined above.

All these measures in (a) and (b) will be enhanced further, once the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development’s register of sexual offenders is available and the necessary systems and logistical arrangements are in place to facilitate the registration turn-around time process.

13 September 2018 - NW2427

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What rail safety plans are in place in each province, (b) how are the specified plans executed, (c) at what stage is the execution in each province, (d) what monitoring mechanisms are in place in each province, (e) what are the allocated budgets for each province for the current financial year, (f) what budgets were allocated for each province in the past three financial years and (g) what was actual expenditure in each province in the past three financial years?

Reply:

As mandated by the National Railway Safety Regulator Act, No 16 0f 2002, each operator is responsible and accountable for ensuring the safety of railway operations, while the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) is accountable for providing adequate and appropriate oversight of the safety of railway operations.

a) Railway Operators submit annual Safety Management System Reports (SMSR) to the RSR and at the core of the SMSR is the Annual Safety Improvement Plan. The Annual Safety Improvement Plan contains the operator’s annual railway operational improvement plans that demonstrate how the operator has resourced themselves to mitigate the risks that they identify in their railway operations. The SANS 3000 standards guide the operators on the content of the plans.

Operators throughout the nine provinces have Safety Management Systems as mandated by the SANS 3000 series of standards. The Annual Safety Improvement Plan contains the Operator Risk Assessment, the Controls to reduce or mitigate the risks and the Targets aimed at reducing the incidents. The Action Plans are also found in the Annual Safety Improvement Plan of the operators.

b) The plan would, among measures, indicate how the operator plans to reduce level crossing incidents, people struck by train incidents (PSBT), collisions, derailments, theft and vandalism incidents, etc.

To mitigate the risks identified in each rail operator’s Risk Registers, the operators approve and execute COPEX and CAPEX Projects. For example, the Platform Projects by PRASA are aimed at mitigating the Platform Train Interface (PTI) incidents, the Walling Project at reducing the PSBT incidents, Re-signalling Projects at reducing collisions, etc.

c) Most of the key projects are at construction stages while some are at commissioning stages. The RSR conducts reviews on these projects through all project life cycle phases to ensure that the new works do not introduce new risks to the railway system and where these cannot be eliminated, that necessary mitigation measures are implemented.

d) The SANS 3000-1 standard specifies that incidents must be reported to the RSR. It states which incidents must be reported within 15 minutes, daily, etc. All reported incidents find their way into the Annual State of Safety Report. The RSR conducts Audits and Inspections on the operators to oversee their compliance towards their safety management systems and plans.

e) Not applicable

f) Not applicable

g) Not applicable

13 September 2018 - NW2525

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Kalyan, Ms SV to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)What (a) is the vacancy rate for principals at primary schools in each province, (b) are the reasons for the vacancies and (c) period have the positions been vacant; (2) what (a) number of disputes in respect of appointments of principals have been declared in each province, (b) are the main reasons for the disputes and (c) is the envisaged time frame for resolution of the disputes?

Reply:

  1. (a) The table below shows the vacancy rate for principals at primary schools in each province

PROVINCE

NUMBER OF VACANCIES AS AT THE END OF JULY 2018

NUMBER OF PRIMARY SCHOOLS

VACANCY RATE

EASTERN CAPE

370

2 559

14%

FREE STATE

19

644

3%

GAUTENG

76

1 377

6%

KWAZULU-NATAL

356

3 787

9%

LIMPOPO

252

2 407

10%

MPUMALANGA

77

1 013

8%

NORTH CAPE

33

305

11%

NORTH WEST

71

943

8%

WESTERN CAPE

147

983

15%

NATIONAL

1 401

14 018

10%

Source: PERSAL, July 2018

(b) Vacancies occur at schools throughout the year mainly as a result of natural attrition with key drivers being resignations, retirements and to a lesser extent deaths. Also to note is that Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) advertise and fill promotional posts, at most, twice a year. Acting appointments are made in promotional posts as soon as the post becomes vacant. In order to address workload challenges, PEDs make temporary appointment against vacant promotional posts where necessary.

(c) About 41% of the posts, as at the end of July 2018, were six (6) months or less vacant; 19% vacant of 7-12 months, 7% up to 24 months and 33% longer than 24 months. Of the posts that were vacant for more than 12 months, about 65% were those in small schools of between one (1) and three (3) teachers some of them on the verge of being closed due to decreasing or consistently low enrolment.

2. The question is more relevant to the provincial administration because it is the responsibility of the Employer, who in terms of section 3(1)(b) of the Employment of Educators Act is the Head of the Provincial Education Department, to ensure that vacancies are filled and to attend to any dispute that arises at the provincial level.

The question should therefore be forwarded to the relevant Employers for details and response.

13 September 2018 - NW2459

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Transport

What is the (a) name of each investing company that has invested on land owned by (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him and (b)(i) nature, (ii) value and (iii) length of each investment?

Reply:

Department

(a)(i) The Department of Transport has not invested in any land.

(b)(i)(ii)(ii) Not applicable

Cross-Border Road Transport Agencies

a) (ii) No investing company has invested on land owned by the entity as the Cross-Border Road Transport Agency itself does not own any land.

b) (i), (ii) and (iii) - Not applicable

Road Accident Fund

a) (ii) No investing company has invested on land owned by the entity as the Road Accident Fund itself does not own any land.

b) (i), (ii) and (iii) - Not applicable

Road Traffic Management Corporation

a) (ii) No investing company has invested on land owned by the entity as the Road Traffic Management Corporation itself does not own any land.

b) (i), (ii) and (iii) - Not applicable

Road Traffic Infringement Agency

a) (ii) No investing company has invested on land owned by the entity as the Road Traffic Infringement Agency itself does not own any land.

b) (i), (ii) and (iii) - Not applicable

South African National Road Agency Limited

A table is provided below showing the developments that have taken place on land we have leased to various organisations

SANRAL

a) Name of Investor

b(i) Nature of Investment (all leases of land)

b(ii) Monthly/Annual Rental

b(ii) Estimated Value of Improvements

b(iii) Commencement Date

b(iii) Termination Date

Taylor Burke Projects Pty (Ltd)

Service Station

R46 301.43 PM

R18 Mil

1/08/2015

31/07/2049

Marburg Interchange Development CC

Service Station/Truck Stop

R12 714.05 PM

R12 Mil

01/07/1994

31/03/2024

BKZ Investments

Warehousing

R6 848.47 PM

R5 Mil

01/09/2014

31/08/2031

Engen Petroleum Ltd

Service Station

R373 248.00 PM

R18 Mil

01/10/2015

30/09/2018

Toll Road Concessionaire Pty LTD

Service Station N&S Bound

R17 690.67 PA

R25 Mil

01/01/2004

31/12/2019

LIZALOR Investment CC

Service Station N&S Bound

0.5% of gross turnover generated by sales of Petroleum Products & 1% of gross turnover generated by all other businesses

R25 Mil

27/03/2013

26/02/2053

Petroleum and Retail Properties Midrand Pty LTD (New Road Filling Station)

Service Station and Restaurant

0.5% of gross turnover generated by sales of Petroleum Products & 1% of gross turnover generated by all other businesses

Proposed New Improvements R100 Mil

01/11/1997

01/10/2017 (Option to renew for a further 30 years)

BP Southern Africa Pty LTD (BP Oasis)

Service Station and Restaurant N&S Bound

0.5% of gross turnover generated by sales of Petroleum Products & 1% of gross turnover generated by all other businesses

R25 Mil

29/07/1998

28/07/2018 (Option to renew for a further 30 years)

Vodacom (Pty) Ltd

Cellular infrastructure

R3 161.94 PM

R300 000.00 Minimal Infrastructure

01/06/2014

31/05/2019

Mobile Telephone Networks (Pty) Ltd

Cellular infrastructure

R10 709.89PM

R300 000.00 Minimal Infrastructure

01/03/2018

28/02/2021

Vodacom (Pty) Ltd

Cellular infrastructure

R5 000.00 PM

R300 000.00 Minimal Infrastructure

01/03/2018

28/02/2021

ATC South Africa Wireless

Cellular infrastructure

R10 975.00 PM

R300 000.00 Minimal Infrastructure

01/03/2018

28/02/2021

ATC South Africa Wireless

Cellular infrastructure

R13 157.83 PM

R300 000.00 Minimal Infrastructure

01/03/2018

28/02/2021

Vodacom (Pty) Ltd

Cellular infrastructure

R6 273.37 PM

R300 000.00 Minimal Infrastructure

01/05/2014

30/04/2019

Mobile Telephone Networks (Pty) Ltd

Cellular infrastructure

R11 230.00 PM

R300 000.00 Minimal Infrastructure

01/11/2015

31/10/2020

Cell C (Pty) Ltd

Cellular infrastructure

R8 350.00 PM

R300 000.00 Minimal Infrastructure

01/12/2015

30/11/2020

ATC South Africa Wireless

Cellular infrastructure

R13 789.41 PM

R300 000.00 Minimal Infrastructure

01/03/2018

28/02/2021

Vodacom (Pty) Ltd

Cellular infrastructure

R10 304.10 PM

R300 000.00 Minimal Infrastructure

01/12/2017

30/11/2022

Vodacom (Pty) Ltd

Cellular infrastructure

R35 650.78 PA

R300 000.00 Minimal Infrastructure

01/12/2017

30/11/2020

ATC South Africa Wireless

Cellular infrastructure

R10 136.46 PM

R300 000.00 Minimal Infrastructure

01/03/2018

28/02/2021

ATC South Africa Wireless

Cellular infrastructure

R12 683.25 PM

R300 000.00 Minimal Infrastructure

01/03/2018

28/02/2021

ATC South Africa Wireless

Cellular infrastructure

R12 683.25 PM

R300 000.00 Minimal Infrastructure

01/03/2018

28/02/2021

ATC South Africa Wireless

Cellular infrastructure

R17 251.39 PM

R300 000.00 Minimal Infrastructure

01/03/2018

28/02/2021

ATC South Africa Wireless

Cellular infrastructure

R9 966.45 PM

R300 000.00 Minimal Infrastructure

01/03/2018

28/02/2021

Mobile Telephone Networks (Pty) Ltd

Cellular infrastructure

R10 109.25 PM

R300 000.00 Minimal Infrastructure

01/08/2017

31/07/2020

Mobile Telephone Networks (Pty) Ltd

Cellular infrastructure

R13 367.23PM

R300 000.00 Minimal Infrastructure

01/03/2018

28/02/2021

Vodacom (Pty) Ltd

Cellular infrastructure

R1 712.93 PM

R250 000.00 Infrastructure on roof of existing building

01/02/2016

31/01/2019

Mobile Telephone Networks (Pty) Ltd

Cellular infrastructure

R2 383.00 PM

R300 000.00 Minimal Infrastructure

01/01/2018

31/12/2020

Railway Safety Regulator (RSR)

  1. (ii) None.
  2. (i) – (iii) Not applicable

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)

Development lease: Un-serviced or excess land or space made available to developer or investor to develop the property on a long terms lease basis where after the property will revert to PRASA. Rental is based on land value. The value reflects the total Market Value.

(a)

Investor / Tenant Name

(b)(ii)

Value Rand

(b)(i)

Nature

(b)(iii)

Length

Metropolitan Life

R70,500,000

Retail development on Denneboom station development lease in Gauteng

50 years

Burnfields

R63,800,000

Office development at Rissik street Station development lease in Gauteng

50 years

Jonny Prop (Pty) Ltd

R19,800,000

Offices and filling station Rissik Station development lease in Gauteng

45 years

Erf 620 Hatfield (Pty) Ltd

R6,700,000

Offices at Rissik Station development lease in Gauteng

50 years

LYTTLETON COMMERCIAL PARK CC

R10,480,000

Industrial Park Centurion Station development lease in Gauteng

50 years

Redefine Properties (Pty) Ltd

R52,300,000

Shopping Centre- Acornhoek station development lease in Gauteng

40 years

Raeco

R12,200,000

Shop Fitting and Woodwork Related Business development lease in Western Cape

40 years

Nu-way Housing Development (Pty) Ltd

R31,700,000

Shopping Centre development lease in Western Cape

45 years

The Bells Trust

R27,300,000

Industrial / Retail development lease in Western Cape

90 years

Momentum Group Limited (Fairvest) / Nyanga Juction (002063)

R15,000,000

Retail Shopping Centre development lease in Western Cape

50 years

Observatory Business Park (Pty) Ltd

R387,500,000

Office Park and Parking development lease in Western Cape

45 years

Campwell Property Holdings CC

R15,100,000

Retail / Office development lease in Western Cape

45 years

Strand Junction Retail (Proprietary) Limited

R6,000,000

Convenience Shopping Centre development lease in Western Cape

45 years

Conlands Properties (PTY) Ltd (Namakwari Trust)

R5,000,000

Industrial development lease in Western Cape

39 years

The Haven Property Trust

R19,000,000

Warehouse/Factory with Office development lease in KZN

50 years

20 Intersite Avenue Pty Ltd

R10,100,000

Warehouse/Factory with Office development lease in KZN

50 years

BIDVEST Properties (Pty) Ltd

R16,400,000

Warehouse/Factory with Office development lease in KZN

50 years

Christopher Lee Investments CC

R8,350,000

Offices and Warehouse development lease in KZN

50 years

Corpclo 486 CC LTD/Lot 422 Umgeni Park CC

R10,000,000

Offices and Warehouse development lease in KZN

50 years

Dawn Projects & Properties c.c

R10,180,000

Offices and Warehouse development lease in KZN

50 years

GEOSURE - PROP AF was ceded to GEOSURE

R8,860,000

Warehouse development lease in KZN

50 years

Glenridge Station Trust

R15,270,000

Church/conference centre development lease in KZN

23 years

Gold Lemon Investments CC

R6,000,000

Offices development lease in KZN

50 years

Haloworx Investments (Pty) Ltd

R33,800,000

Warehouse/Factory with Office development lease in KZN

50 years

Henque 2129 CC-ceded to 126 Intersite Avenue

R12,100,000

Entertainment Hall development lease in KZN

50 years

Hirt & Carter Property Trust

R98,300,000

Warehouse/Factory with Office development lease in KZN

50 years

Imperilog Holdings (Pty) Ltd

R7,030,000

Warehouse/Factory with Office development lease in KZN

50 years

Iraco Family Trust

R4,370,000

Showroom and Workshop development lease in KZN

50 years

Iraco Family Trust

R4,900,000

Warehouse/Factory with Office development lease in KZN

50 years

Iraco Family Trust

R7,820,000

Warehouse/Factory with Office development lease in KZN

50 years

Iraco Family Trust

R9,160,000

Warehouse/Factory with Office development lease in KZN

50 years

Keenland Investment125 (Pty) Ltd

R17,300,000

Warehouse/Factory with Office development lease in KZN

50 years

KwaMnyandu Shopping Centre

R280,000,000

Retail development lease in KZN

17 years

MEGAPHASE ceded from SRITU FAMILY TRUST

R8,230,000

Offices and Warehouse development lease in KZN

50 years

MJ & JL Investments (Pty) Ltd

R4,600,000

Warehouse/Factory with Office development lease in KZN

50 years

New-Spot Investments (Pty) Ltd( Remainder of Erf 251 Springfield)

R37,020,000

Offices and factory development lease in KZN

50 years

Noriprop 2 (Pty) Ltd. (Erven 412, 413, 414, 415, and 416)

R48,700,000

mini storage facility development lease in KZN

50 years

Quick Leap Investments 346 (Pty) Ltd

R46,900,000

Offices/Retail development lease in KZN

30 years

Rosetree Investments (Pty) Ltd

R11,400,000

Mini – Factory development lease in KZN

50 years

SA Corporate Real Estate Fund

R18,820,000

Warehouse/Factory with Office development lease in KZN

50 years

Shaik Iqbal Mustapha Essop

R9.090.000

Offices and Warehouse development lease in KZN

50 years

Shave Paint Centre (Pty) Ltd

R8.700.000

Offices and Warehouse development lease in KZN

50 years

Sipan 1 (Pty) Ltd

R32,300,000

Warehouse/Factory with Office development lease in KZN

50 years

The A & M Hirsch Family Trust

R27,400000

Showroom/Workshop/Offices development lease in KZN

48 years

The Emira Property Fund

R11,200,000

Offices and Warehouse development lease in KZN

50 years

The Emira Property Fund

R13,500,000

Warehouse development lease in KZN

50 years

The Emira Property Fund

R6,190,000

Mini – Factory development lease in KZN

50 years

The Emira Property Fund

R40,300,000

Warehouse/Factory with Office development lease in KZN

50 years

The Haven Property Trust

R19,000,000

Warehouse/Factory with Office development lease in KZN

50 years

The Vallabh Property Trust

R590,000

Offices development lease in KZN

50 years

Townston Properties (Pty) Ltd

R11,500,000

Offices and Filling station development lease in KZN

25 years

UMGENI JUNCTION 2 (PTY) LTD

R14,200,000

Retail development lease in KZN

50 years

Whirlprops 25 (Pty) Ltd

R118,000,000

Warehouse/Factory with Office development lease in KZN

50 years

Arnold Properties (Pty) Ltd.

R237,600,000

Retail development lease in KZN

50 years

Kwazulu FInance & Investment

R76,100,000

Mini - Factory Complex development lease in KZN

50 years

Mergence Africa Property Investment Trust

R22,600,000

Retail development lease in KZN

50 years

UMGENI JUNCTION 1 (PTY) LTD

R69,900,000

Retail development lease in KZN

50 years

Hotel Formula 1 (Pty) Ltd

R530,000

Hotel development lease in KZN

50 years

The Acorn Trust

R5,600,000

Retail/Service Station development lease in KZN

50 years

Lenz Station Mall cc

R21,100000

Mall development at Lenazia station development lease in Gauteng

35 years

Rasbora Investments cc.

R 6 500 000

Retail & workshops development lease in Gauteng

50 years

Mergance Africa Property Investment Trust ceded from Taxi prop Development (Pty) Ltd

R60,300,000

Randfontein Mall development lease in Gauteng

50 years

Discus House (Pty) Ltd

R104,400,000

Retail at Kempton Park station development lease in Gauteng

40 years

Vidual Investments (Pty) Ltd

R7,000,000

Hotel Formula 1 development lease in Gauteng

50 years

Kwamyandu shopping centre Pty Ltd

R250,000,000

22 000m2 of Retail development in KZN. Currently Trading

25 years with 10 year option to renew

Nuway Holdings Pty (Ltd)

R55,000,000

Long term lease: 4 500m2 of retail development at Langa Junction in Western Cape. Currently Trading

45 years

Eris-Accessio JV

R1,5 billion for both phases over a period of 5 years

Long term lease - Development consisting of two phases of approximately 67 000m2 retail and light industrial warehouse units at Umgeni Business Park (KZN) in Construction

40 years with an option to renew for a further 10 years

Mandulo Property Partners

R180,000,000

Long term lease - Retail development of approximately 11 100m2 at Umlazi KZN in Pre-construction

25 years with an option to renew for a further 10 years

South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)

(a)(i) (ii) Does not invest to any land

  1. (i) – (iii) Not applicable

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

Not Applicable to SACAA as it does not own any land.

(b) (i) – (iii) Not applicable

Air Traffic Navigation Services (ATNS)

(a) Not Applicable to SACAA as it does not own any land.

(b) (i) – (iii) Not applicable

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA)

For ACSA’s portfolio under land leases with third party investors, the following developments refer:

OR Tambo International Airport

  1. RMB Properties (Pty) Ltd
  2. (i) land lease

(b)(ii) Upfront lease premium of R21m; from 14th to 25th anniversary, 15% of Adjusted Net Operating Income; and from 25th anniversary to Termination date, 20% of Adjusted Net Operating Income

(b)(iii) Commenced in 2006 for 40 years

Cape Town International Airport

  1. DHL
  2. (i) land lease

(b)(ii) Upfront lease premium of R6,3m, turnover rental 15% of gross rentals after 12 years (Currently R169,000 pm)

(b) (iii) Commenced in June 2005 for 40 years

  1. Massmart
  2. (i) land lease

(b)(ii) Upfront lease premium of R7,8m, turnover rental 25% of net rentals after 13 years of sub-lease

(b)(iii) Commenced in June 2008 for 40 years

(a) City Lodge

(b) (i) land lease

(b)(ii) The greater of the monthly rental of R13,000 (Currently R54,000 pm) escalating with 10% annually or turnover rental equal to 3% of annual sales when occupancy is less than 85% / 5% when occupancy is more than 85%

(b)(iii) Commenced in March 2002 for 20 years with a 10-year renewal option

Ports Regulator of South Africa (PRSA)

  1. (ii) The Ports Regulator does not own any land, nor has it owned any land in the past. There are no plans either to acquire any land in the future.
  2. (b) (i) – (iii) Not applicable

13 September 2018 - NW513

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What (a) number of (i) councillors and (ii) municipal officials of the (aa) Ba-Phalaborwa, (bb) Maruleng, (cc) Tzaneen and (dd) Greater Letaba Local Municipalities in Limpopo are in arrears with their municipal accounts, (b) is the total amount in outstanding debt in each case, (c) is the name of each councillor and municipal official who is in arrears for more than two months and (d) action, if any, has been taken to recover the amounts in each case?

Reply:

According to the information provided by the municipalities through the Limpopo Provincial CoGHSTA, Ba-Phalaborwa, Tzaneen, Maruleng and Greater Letaba local municipalities have a number of municipal councillors and officials on arrears for municipal rates and services for a period of more than two months. Breakdown in terms of each municipality is specified on the tables below.

(aa) BA-PHALABORWA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Number of councillors and municipal officials in arrears on municipal accounts

Total outstanding debt

Name of councillor/s and officials in arrears for (2) months or more

Any action, if any, has been taken to recover the amounts in each case?

A total of 124 which consists of 113 municipal officials and 11 councillors

R2, 879 735.76

List attached as an Annexure A to the reply

Deductions are effected every month for the outstanding debt

(bb) MARULENG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Number of councillors and municipal officials in arrears on municipal accounts

Total outstanding debt

Name of councillor/s and officials in arrears for (2) months or more

Any action, if any, has been taken to recover the amounts in each case?

Six (6) officials

R27,490.68

Sithole K.V, Maponya B, Mohlasedi A, Mphela S.K,

Mokonyane M.L Thompson S.

Issuing of a monthly statement and no arrangement has been made to date

(cc) GREATER TZANEEN LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Number of councillors and municipal officials in arrears on municipal accounts

Total outstanding debt

Name of councillor/s and officials in arrears for (2) months or more

Any action, if any, has been taken to recover the amounts in each case?

Four (4) which consists of 3 municipal officials and one councillor

R131, 830.10

Ramatseba JM owing R3 041.91

Payment agreement have been signed with officials and honoured on monthly basis

   

Maholovela TC owing R41 638.84

Payment agreement have been signed with officials and honoured on monthly basis

   

Ledwaba SA and NP owing R13 842.50

Payment agreement have been signed with officials and honoured on monthly basis

   

Councillor Makhubela MJ owing R73 306.85

Payment agreement have been signed with officials and honoured on monthly basis

(dd) GREATER LETABA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Number of councillors and municipal officials in arrears on municipal accounts

Total outstanding debt

Name of councillor/s and officials in arrears for (2) months or more

Any action, if any, has been taken to recover the amounts in each case?

Two officials and one councillor

R41 666. 85

Moshobane TMP

owing R 7 994.50

Entered into a payment arrangement of R2000.00 per month

   

Malatji SS

owing R 27 813.45

The councillor did not make any payment arrangements. The municipality will inform the councillor about deductions to be made from her salary.

   

Malatji Mathaba wing R5, 858.90

Entered into payment arrangement of R3,800 per month

Section 96(a) of the MSA, states that municipalities must collect all monies due and payable to it, while Section 96(b) empowers a municipality to undertake this debt collection in terms of adopting a credit control and debt collection policy. Even though that legislative provision is very clear, municipalities are in general still encountering challenges on collection of outstanding debt and amongst its debtors are the municipal councillors and municipal officials who are in arrears for municipal rates and services. It is evident that non- payment of municipal debtors is mostly due to the weaknesses on the municipal systems in implementing relevant sections of the legislations and the implementation of their credit control and debt collection policies.

In respect of debt owed by municipal officials, it has been evident that municipalities in most instances does not make an effort to uphold Section 103 of the Municipal Systems Act, No. 32 of 2000 that makes a provision for employers to have agreements. This further gives a permission that a municipality may with consent of a person liable for payment of rates and services enter into agreements with that person’s employer to deduct from the salaries or wages of other persons-

  • any outstanding amounts due by the person to the municipality; or
  • regular monthly amounts as may be agreed;
  • and provide special incentive for employer’s to enter into such agreements and for employees to consent such agreements

Furthermore, Schedule 2 of the MSA also specifies a Code of Conduct for Municipal Staff Members that makes provision for the municipality to deduct amounts outstanding for more than three months from employees’ salaries.

Councillllors are also not immune in terms of having arrear debt even though, the MSA’s Schedule 1: Code of Conduct for Councillors, Section 12A, states that a Councillor should not be in arrears with the municipality for a period longer than three months.

13 September 2018 - NW2443

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What is the (a) name of each investing company that has invested on land owned by (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him and (b)(i) nature, (ii) value and (iii) length of each investment?

Reply:

1. CoGTA does not own land; its head office is accommodated in five (5) leased buildings acquired through the Department of Public Works.

Land owned by CoGTA.

a) None

(i) Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

b) (i) Not applicable

(ii) R0.00

(iii) 0 hectares

2. SOUTH AFRICAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SALGA)

(a)(ii) Not applicable

(b) Not applicable

3. MUNICIPAL DEMARCATION BOARD (MDB)

(a)(ii). None, MDB does not own any land nor invested in any land.

(b)None.

4. SOUTH AFRICAN CITIES NETWORK (SACN)

(a)(ii)South African Cities Network is a non-profit organization and has not invested in land.

(b) Not applicable as there are no investments in land.

13 September 2018 - NW2316

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1) (a) What number of labour disputes are currently being faced by (i) her department and (ii) the entities reporting to her, (b) what is the cause of each dispute, (c) what is the nature of each dispute and (d) on what date was each dispute (i) reported and (ii) resolved; (2) (a)(i) what number of employees have been dismissed by her department in the past five years and (ii) for what reason was each employee dismissed and (b)(i) what number of the specified employees were paid severance packages and (ii) what was the monetary value of each severance package? NW2493E

Reply:

1 (a) (i) Number of labour disputes faced by the Department

(b)Cause of the dispute

(c) Nature of dispute

(d)

     

Date Reported

Date Resolved

Four

Non-renewal of fixed term contract (NEEDU)

Unfair Dismissal -S186 (i)(b)

17/12/2014

31/07/2018

 

Non- renewal of fixed term contracts (NEEDU)

Unfair Dismissal -S186 (i)(b)

22/07/2017

12/02/2018

 

Non- renewal of fixed term contracts (IQMS)

Unfair Dismissal -S186 (i)(b)

26/07/2018

Still awaiting award. Set down on 12/07/2018

 

Non-renewal of Internship contract

Unfair Dismissal -S186 (i)(b)

28/02/2018

Set down on 20/08/2018. Award pending

REPLY BY UMALUSI

(1) (a) (ii) Umalusi is currently facing no labour disputes.

(b) N/A

(c) N/A

(d) (i) N/A

(ii) N/A

 

(2) Umalusi is a public entity reporting to the Minister of Basic Education, and not part of the Department of Basic Education.

(a) (i) N/A

(ii) N/A

(b) (i) N/A

(ii) N/A

REPLY BY SACE

(1) (a) (ii) One

(b) A new union demanding recognition by SACE.

(c) Refusal to bargain with the non-recognized labour union.

(d) (ii) Not yet resolved (CCMA hearing date not yet communicated to SACE)

(2)(a)(i) One

(ii) Misconduct

(b)(i) None

(ii)N/A

13 September 2018 - NW2222

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McLoughlin, Mr AR to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether he will furnish Mr A R McLoughlin with (a) a full breakdown of all expenditure incurred by the Emfuleni Local Municipality in the upgrading of the KwaMazisa hostel complex from 1 January 2010, (b) copies of all contracts entered into between the municipality and the various contractors who have carried out work on the complex, including all annexures and schedules of each contract, (c) full reasons, with documentary evidence, of the reasons why the upgrading of the complex has come to a halt without being completed and (d) a prognosis of (i) on what date and (ii) at what cost the upgrades of the complex will be completed?

Reply:

The project of upgrading Kwa Masiza Hostel was done by the Provincial Department of Housing and not Emfuleni Local Municipality. Emfuleni Local Municipality is not undertaking any capital projects relating to upgrading of Kwa-Masiza hostel. No project was done within the precinct since 2010.

13 September 2018 - NW2545

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

With regard to fire fighters at the fire stations at (a) Edenvale, (b) Kempton Park, (c) Tembisa, (d) OR Tambo International Airport and (e) Boksburg (i) what is the (aa) optimal and (bb) actual number of full-time fire fighters, (ii) what number of the full-time fire fighters have passed the final examinations of the SA Emergency Services Institute, including the written examination and the full set of practical evaluations and (iii) What total number of reservists does each specified fire station currently have? NW2834E

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member was provided by the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) from the City of Ekurhuleni (CoE) and the OR Tambo International Airport. Table 1 below outlines the relevant details:

Optimal and actual number of firefighters per station

Name of the Fire Station

(i) (aa) optimal

(bb) Actual number of full-time fire Fighters

(ii) Number of fulltime firefighters who passed final examination of SAESI

(ii) Practical Components completed

(iii) Total Number of Reservists

a) Edenvale

37

28

All completed Fire Fighter 1 & 2

Firefighting components: Hazmat Awareness & Operational

3

b) Kempton Park

37

41

All completed Fire Fighter 1 & 2

Firefighting components: Hazmat Awareness & Operational

12

c) Tembisa

37

36

All completed Fire Fighter 1 & 2

Firefighting components: Hazmat Awareness & Operational

14

d) OR Tambo International Airport (Firefighters are employed by the OR Tambo International Airport)

56

76

All completed Fire Fighter 1 & 2

Firefighting components: Hazmat Awareness & Operational

None

e) Boksburg Leon Ferreira

37

32

All completed Fire Fighter 1 & 2

Firefighting components: Hazmat Awareness & Operational

None

  1.  

1.1 Firefighting is a profession which is one of the most stressful, physically demanding and hazardous occupation. Thus, Firefighters must master a complex mix of three core competencies being foundational knowledge, physical skill and work experience to be successful in their occupation.

1.2 The nature of work carried out by firefighters requires not only adequate training when entering the profession but also continuous professional development to ensure that firefighters stay abreast with the constant technological changes in their working environment.

1.3  It is important to note that training of firefighters must be benchmarked against globally accepted standards. Within the South African context, the Southern African Emergency Services Institute (SAESI) is accredited to provide occupational training for firefighters by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) which is based in the United States of America (USA).

1.4 IFSAC is a non-profit, peer-driven, self-governing system of both fire service certifying entities and higher education fire-related degree programs. IFSAC's mission is to plan and administer a high-quality, uniformly delivered accreditation system with an international scope.

1.5 Thus, IFSAC courses which are provided by SAESI such as Firefighter I and II, Hazmat Awareness and Operational are utilised by fire services in South Africa to recruit entry-level firefighters. These courses are based on the American National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards and are utilised both in the USA and several other countries for the basic training of firefighters.

1.6 The Local Government Sector Education and Training (LGSETA) has also developed a qualification known as the Fire and Rescue Operations, Level 4 in terms of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) based on the same NFPA Standards. Firefighters must obtain formal qualifications in order to progress in their careers within the fire services. Qualifications in Fire Technology are currently provided by the Tshwane University of Technology (TuT) and includes a National Diploma, BTECH Degree and Master’s Degree. These are the qualifications that are also utilised by fire services to recruit senior fire officers in the country.

1.7 The NDMC is finalising the review of the Fire Brigade Services Act, 1987 and as part of the revised legislation and policy framework, a national fire services education and training strategy will be developed to guide the provision of training in the fire service.

13 September 2018 - NW2393

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Dudley, Ms C to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)Will she consider delaying the promulgation of the Policy on Home Education until the misunderstanding between her department and home education stakeholders has been clarified; (2) what is the projected cost of publishing the specified policy in the Government Gazette?

Reply:

 

1. Unfortunately at this stage the Policy on Home Education may not be delayed in this regard as it was presented at the Council of Education Ministers (CEM) on 19 July 2018, and it was approved for promulgation.

2. The projected cost of publishing the Policy on Home Education is R1 008.80.

13 September 2018 - NW2231

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesQUESTION

What amount has his department spent on the (a) Magwa tea project and (b) Majola tea estate since 1 April 2011?

Reply:

a) Majola tea estate received funding to the tune of R 28 953 209, 00 since 2011 to date from equitable share.

b) Magwa tea estate received funding to the tune of R 115 625 289.56 since 2011 to date from equitable share.

  • It should be noted that funding for the two enterprises was not sourced from the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) conditional grants;
  • The response was provided by the Eastern Cape Department of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR);
  • The DRDAR appointed their State Owned Entity the Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency (ECRDA) to manage the turnaround strategy of these tea plantations and;
  • A report as submitted by ECRDA on activities and financial break down is attached.

13 September 2018 - NW2342

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Xalisa, Mr Z R to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

With reference to the reply to question 1569 on 15 June 2018 by the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, for what purpose is each (a) bonded and (b) non-bonded property used in each (i) province and (ii) metropolitan municipality?

Reply:

The Minister for CoGTA will not be in a position to respond to question posed by the Honourable Member. Section 24 of Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (SPLUMA) gives the responsibility for land management use to municipalities. SPLUMA is administered by the Minister for Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR), who would be in a better position to provide a response to questions of this nature.

12 September 2018 - NW2387

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Carter, Ms D to ask the President of the Republic

(a) By which date he intends to sign the Public Audit Amendment Bill into law and (b) what have been the reasons for the delay so far?

Reply:

The President has a constitutional obligation to satisfy him or herself, independently, that any legislation brought to him or her for assent is constitutional. This necessarily requires, among other things, a review of all relevant documentation, consideration of any submissions and the sourcing of legal opinion.

I am currently considering the Public Audit Amendment Bill, together with other Bills received from Parliament, to satisfy myself that it indeed passes the test of constitutionality.

12 September 2018 - NW2382

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether his department or Eskom has launched any investigations into the incidents of violence and intimidation, the destruction of property and acts of outright sabotage during the current Eskom wage dispute; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are (a) the outcomes of the investigations and (b) the further relevant details?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

Yes, Eskom has launched investigations into the incidents of violence and intimidation, the destruction of property and acts of outright sabotage during the current Eskom wage dispute.

(a)

The investigations are in progress.

(b)

Eskom has undertaken to ensure that all matters of a disciplinary and criminal nature are duly subjected to investigations as necessary. Identification of all the employees, through video footage and information from victims, who participated in acts of intimidation has commenced.

Table 1 provides criminal cases on Eskom’s records to date that have been reported to the South African Police Services (SAPS) for further investigation.

Table 1: Details of criminal cases that have been reported to the SAPS for further investigation

Site

SAPS station and Case No.

Nature of crime

Status

KZN region – Distribution sites

Richmond SAPS CAS V72/06/2018

Wartburg SAPS CAS 2069/06/2018

Umkomaas SAPS CAS 290/06/2018

Margate SAPS CAS 216/06/2018

Housebreaking with intent to damage equipment

Sabotage x 4

In progress

 

Alexandra Road SAPS

CAS 403/7/2018

Bomb Threat

In progress

 

Empangeni SAPS CAS 27/08/2018

Bomb Threat

In progress

Generation division – Mpumalanga

Matla PS

Kriel SAPS CAS 108/07/2018

Theft

In progress

Generation division – Mpumalanga

Matla PS

Kriel SAPS CAS 134/08/2018

Sabotage

In progress

Generation division

Hendrina PS

Hendrina SAPS CAS 01/08/2018

Malicious damage to property

In progress

Generation Division- Mpumalanga

Duvha PS

Witbank SAPS CAS 21/08/2018

Witbank SAPS

Enquiry no. 01/08/2018

Bomb threat

In progress

Generation Division- Mpumalanga

Tutuka PS

Standerton SAPS CAS 17/08/2018

Malicious damage to critical infrastructure

In progress

Generation Division- Mpumalanga

Kusile PS

Phola SAPS CAS 50/08/2018

Arson

In progress

Generation Division- Mpumalanga

Grootvlei PS

Balfour SAPS CAS 02/08/2018

Public Violence

In progress

Generation Division- Mpumalanga

Arnot PS

Details TBC by complainant

Intimidation and malicious damage to property

In progress

Generation Division- Mpumalanga

Arnot PS

Victim refused to prefer criminal charges

Intimidation and malicious damage to property

Closed

12 September 2018 - NW2509

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Khanyile, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Social Development

Why (a) is her department failing to pay non-profit organisations on time and (b) has her department’s funding to non-profit organisations been reduced while her department underspent on its budget in the first quarter of the current financial year?

Reply:

a) In the 2018/19 financial year National Department has introduced a new approach for funding NPOs over a period of three (3) years. A call for proposals for multi-year funding (2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21) was issued by the National Department of Social Development in order to solicit services of suitable NPOs to assist the Department in the implementation of various programmes in line with the core mandate of the Department.

This new approach resulted in delays as funding templates and internal processes had to be amended to accommodate the three year funding approach. This approach is expected to result in improved timing in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 financial years and payments will be made on existing contracts and the processes for call for proposals, shortlisting, contracting will not be repeated.

In addition, delays in transfers to NPOs was due to the National Treasury Circular 21 on classification of expenditure as either transfer payments, goods and services or capital assets, the Department has to review its transfer payments budget as some of the planned transactions with NPOs should be classified as goods and services rather than transfer payments. This may result in shifting of funds from Transfer Payments to Goods and services. The Department is still in discussions with National Treasury for the way forward to resolve these challenges.

However, the delays in the transfers for HIV/AIDS organisations amounting to R62, 560 million has been proposed to be shifted to goods and services. The process is underway for National Treasury to effect such changes.

b) The Department’s transfer payment budget has not been reduced. The budget has increased from R132, 614 million in the 2017/18 financial year to R154,191 million in the 2018/19 financial year.

________________________

Approved by the Minister on

Date……………………….

12 September 2018 - NW2715

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

What number of South Africans are employed in each Special Economic Zone as at the latest specified date for which information is available?

Reply:

The reported employment data provided for the 6 (six) SEZs (Coega, East London, Dube Trade Port, Richards Bay, Maluti-A-Phofung and Atlantis) that have operational investments, indicates an aggregate cumulative number of direct jobs created by investors to be at 13 722, as of the end of Q1 of the 2018/19FY. The employment contribution per zone is as follows:

  1. Coega – 7243
  2. East London – 3435
  3. Dube Trade Port - 2655
  4. Atlantis – 312
  5. Richards Bay – 63
  6. Maluti-A-Phofung – 14

The available employment data that is currently provided by the companies located in each operational SEZs does not classify employees along countries of origin or nationalities.

12 September 2018 - NW2707

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Energy

Whether any consultants were contracted for the drafting of the Integrated Resource Plan; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what is the (a) name of each consulting company, (b) name of each director of each specified company and (c) value of the contract that was awarded?

Reply:

Yes, the details of the consultants are illustrated below:

Name

Directors

Contract Value

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Role:

For the compilation of the technology costs used in assumptions

EPRI is an independent, nonprofit organization for public interest energy and environmental research, focusing on electricity generation, delivery, and use.

www.epri.com

R0.00

Eskom is a member

CSIR

Role:

For the development of the electricity demand forecast

www.csir.co.za

R0.00

Used existing agreement with Eskom

Africa Power Ventures (Pty) Ltd

Role:

For the development of the electricity price path for the scenarios tested by the DoE during IRP update.

Maree Roos, Karl Lawrenz and Marc Goldstein

www.afripow.co.za

R224 440

Formeset

Role:

For language editing of Draft IRP report compiled by the DoE

www.formeset.co.za

R29 445

12 September 2018 - NW2576

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)(a) What is the total number of (i) deputy directors-general and (ii) chief directors that are employed in (aa) an acting and (bb) a permanent capacity in her department and (b) what is the total number of women in each case; (2) (a) what is the total number of (i) chief executive officers and (ii) directors of each entity reporting to her and (b) what is the total number of women in each case? NW2866E

Reply:

(1)(a)(i)(aa) The total number of deputy directors-general employed in an acting capacity is one (1).

(1)(a)(ii)(aa) There are no chief directors appointed in an acting capacity.

(1)(a)(i)(bb) The total number of deputy directors-general employed in a permanent capacity is six (6).

(1)(a)(ii)(bb) The total number of chief directors employed in a permanent capacity is twenty-six (26).

(1)(b) The total number women employed in a permanent capacity as deputy directors-general is three (3) and as chief directors fourteen (14).

REPLY: NDA

(2)(a)(i) The total number of chief executive officers in NDA is one (1)

(2)(a)(ii) The total number of Directors is ten (10)

(2)(b) Chief Executive officer is One (1)

Directors who are women is seven (7)

REPLY: SASSA

(2)(a)(i) The total number of chief executive officers is one (1)

(2)(a)(ii) Not applicable

(2)(b) Chief Executive Officers is zero (0)

Not applicable (0)

________________________

Approved by the Minister on

Date……………………….

12 September 2018 - NW2482

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)With reference to the appointment of the Chief Operations Officer (COO) at SA Social Security Agency (Sassa), what number of candidates were shortlisted for the position of COO at Sassa; (2) will she provide a (a) comprehensive report on the appointment procedure and processes followed and (b) a list of names and details of the scoring panel members who participated in the appointment of the new COO of Sassa; (3) if no panel existed, did she seek advice before making the appointment; (4) what rule in the Ministerial Handbook did she use to appoint her advisor to act as COO at Sassa, if no proper recruitment processes were followed; (5) whether she has been informed of any wrongdoing by the current COO of SASSA in previous positions in Government; if not, why not, if so, what are the further relevant details? NW2633E

Reply:

Not applicable

________________________

Approved by the Minister on

Date……………………….

11 September 2018 - NW2622

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Mulder, Dr PW to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

With reference to his reply to question 2397 on 28 August 2018, which 23 products have been designated for local production in terms of the 2017 Preferential Procurement Regulations; (2) By what date(a) does he expect his department’s guidelines for the local procurement of non-designated products to be finalized and (b) put into effect; (3) Whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. The table below provides a list of products that have been designated for local production with minimum local content thresholds. The table also provides commencement dates in which the National Treasury circulated instruction notes which regulate the environment within which government departments and public entities may advertise, evaluate, adjudicate and procure designated products.

 

Designated Products

LC Threshold

Date

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

13.

14.

15.

16.

17.

18.

19.

20.

21.

22.

23.

Railing Stock

Power Pylons and Substation Structures

Bus Bodies

Canned/ Processed Vegetables

Textiles, Clothing, Leather & Footwear Sector

Certain Pharmaceutical Products

Set-top Boxes

Furniture Products

Electrical and Telecom Cables

Valve Products and Actuators

Working Vessels (Boats)

Residential Electricity Meters

Steel Conveyance Pipes

Transformers and Shunt Reactors (class 04)

Two Way Radio Terminals

Solar PV (components)

Rail Signaling System

Wheelie Bins

Solar Water Heaters

Fire Fighting Vehicles

Steel Products and Components for Construction

Rail Per way (Track) Infrastructure

Pumps & Medium Voltage Motors

65%

100%

80%

80%

100%

Per tender

30%

85-100%

90%

70%

60%

90%

80-100%

10-90%

60%

15-90%

65%

100%

70%

30%

100%

90%

70%

16-07-2012

16-07-2012

16-07-2012

16-07-2012

16-07-2012

07-12-2011

26-09-2012

15-11-2012

08-05-2013

06-02-2014

01-08-2014

01-08-2014

28-09-2015

28-09-2015

30-06-2016

30-06-2016

30-06-2016

18-08-2016

19-07-2012

21-11-2016

13-01-2017

13-11-2017

12-12-2017

2. Both the dti and National Treasury’s teams have worked together in finalising the draft guidelines the local procurement of non-designated products. The guidelines were approved by the Minister of Trade & Industry for onward transmission to the Minister of Finance in March 2018. The National Treasury, as the custodian of supply chain policy in government is vested with the powers to circulate the guidelines to the organs of state.

11 September 2018 - NW2590

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) (a) What is the total number of (i) deputy directors-general and (ii) chief directors that are employed in (aa) an acting and (bb) a permanent capacity in his department and (b) what is the total number of women in each case; (2) (a) what is the total number of (i) chief executive officers and (ii) directors of each entity reporting to him and (b) what is the total number of women in each case? NW2881E

Reply:

(1)(a)(i)(ii)(aa)(bb)

DPE

TOTAL No.

Permanent

Acting DDGs

Acting CDs

WOMEN

DDG

3

1 male

2 females

3

1 male

2 females

4

4 males

0 females

0

2 (67%)

0 Acting

CD

31

31

0

1

1 female

5 (16%)

1 female acting

TOTAL

3 DDGs

31 CDs

3 DDGs

31 CDs

4 male acting DDGs

0 female DDGs acting

1 female

Acting CD

2 female DDGs

6 females CDs

(2)(a) (i) (b): The details of the total number of Directors on the State Owned Company (SOC) Boards of the DPE portfolio, namely Alexkor, Denel, Eskom, Transnet, SA Express and SA Airways are listed on the table below. Note that the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the entity is a member of each Board. Hence, the total number of Directors on each Board includes Non-Executive Directors (NEDs), the CEO and CFO, with the exception of SAA, where the Interim CFO is not a member of the Board. In addition, the composition of the SAFCOL and Alexkor Boards are under review. The vacancies listed in the column for Directors refers only to NED vacancies.

SOC

BOARD

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

(CFO)

DIRECTORS

WOMEN

ALEXKOR

1 male

1 female

7

(3 vacancies)

3 (42%)

DENEL

1 male

(Interim)

1 male (interim)

16

(no vacancies)

6 (37.5%)

ESKOM

1 male

1 male

(Interim)

14

(1 vacancy)

6 (43%)

SAFCOL

1 male

1 male

(Interim)

10

(2 vacancies)

3 (30%

SA EXPRESS

1 Female (Interim)

1 male

(Interim)

12

(no vacancies)

5 (42%)

SA AIRWAYS (SAA)

1 male

vacant

10

(4 vacancies)

2 (20%)

TRANSNET

1 male

1 male

(Interim)

14

(no vacancies

6 (43%)

TOTAL

6 Males and 1 Female

6 males and 1 female

83

(10 vacancies, 12%)

31 (37%)