Questions and Replies

Filter by year

12 September 2019 - NW227

Profile picture: Masipa, Mr NP

Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What are the details of the institutional basis established by the formation of her department for a comprehensive approach to the economic development of the country’s rural areas, especially relating to the removal of constraints in accessing land, as declared by the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, on 26 June 2019?

Reply:

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

The President in the State of the Nation address indicated that government will immediately release State land for agricultural and human settlement in order to make a contribution towards acceleration of land reform to address the inequality in terms of ownership and use. Similarly, the President highlighted the need to urgently address issues of economy. As a strategic intervention on the delivery model, the President has indicated that government will adopt a district approach.

Land release

The departments of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development together with other departments have identified state land that is suitable for agriculture and human settlement. Such identification has taken into consideration who is the holder of the land in question amongst the various spheres of government. Secondly such profiling will indicate the appropriate use of such land and its potential and whether such land is encumbered or not. Thereafter necessary processes of State land disposal will take effect.

Public works has identifies about 100 parcels of land where Restitution of land will be a beneficiary given that some of these properties are areas where communities were forcibly removed in the past.

Agricultural land therefore will enable those communities to engage in agricultural activities and government will give necessary support through its programs such as CASP, Letsema and Land care. A range of farmer support services will be provided for some from provincial departments of agriculture.

The combination of the two departments and the alignment of their programs will go a long way in creating viable farmer support to farmers. Building on the Agriparks, the department will focus on 27 Farmer Production Support Units (FPSUs) which are like service centres to support farmers with mechanisation, extension, market information, production inputs such as seeds and vaccines.

Honourable member, these FPSUs are located in the districts consistent with the President’s statement. Key to the functionality of the FPSUs will be the mobilisation of farmers to ensure that production is activated. The second phase will be the construction of production hubs such as storage facilities, pack houses as well as mini processing plants. However, this will be guided by the commodities that will be produced in those localities.

The department will engage municipalities and districts to activate farmers markets so as to create a value chain pipeline in the various localities. It is our view that these interventions by our department will make a contribution towards the development of economic activities in our communities especially in rural economies.

12 September 2019 - NW549

Profile picture: Chetty, Mr M

Chetty, Mr M to ask the Minister of Transport

What total number of Manual Train Authorisations have been issued by the Railway Safety Regulator to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa in each month since August 2018?

Reply:

The total number of Manual Train Authorisations (MTA’s) issued by the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) since August 2018 are as follow:

MTA’s per province:

PROVINCE

NUMBER OF MTA’s

Eastern Cape

0

Gauteng

917 666

KwaZulu-Natal

322 885

Western Cape

248 783

Grand Total

1 489 334

MTA’s per province per month:

MONTH/ YEAR

GAUTENG

KZN

WC

TOTAL

August 2018

63,600

16,754

19,134

99,488

September 2018

67,063

22,111

19,715

108,889

October 2018

66,772

23,742

20,429

110,943

November 2018

84,358

26,589

17,873

128,820

December 2018

60,816

29,984

19,623

110,423

January 2019

92,046

32,424

27,574

152,044

February 2019

80,687

25,742

17,856

124,285

March 2019

87,279

28,297

32,929

148,505

April 2019

50,974

21,626

25,216

97,816

May 2019

90,215

24,621

16,184

131,020

June 2019

88,934

37,128

14,569

140,631

July 2019

84,922

33,867

17,681

136,470

TOTAL

917,666

322,885

248,783

1,489,334

12 September 2019 - NW446

Profile picture: Mulder, Mr FJ

Mulder, Mr FJ to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

(1) What (a) total amount has been set aside for the Nkomazi Special Economic Zone destined to improve the lives of the communities beyond the southern border of the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga and (b) are the relevant details of the individual projects that make up the specified amount; (2) What (a) will his department’s perceived total contribution towards the economic hub be and (b) time frames are envisaged for the project; (3) Whether his department is aware of the proposed mining project on 18 000 hectares of prime property, which is destined to interfere with his department’s plans; if so, what are his departments intentions in this regard; (4) Whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

Funding is allocated on approved applications received. In the case of the Nkomazi Special Economic Zone (SEZ), the Province of Mpumalanga is currently establishing an SEZ company to develop, plan and operate the Economic Zone. One of the responsibilities of the entity will be to develop an SEZ implementation plan with clear timelines. The Province has been given twelve (12) months to establish a fully functioning entity. Funding will be allocated on approved applications once this process has been completed.

I have requested the Department to obtain further details about the proposed mining project referred to in the question and will consider the matter once the information has been obtained.

-END-

12 September 2019 - NW526

Profile picture: Mabhena, Mr TB

Mabhena, Mr TB to ask the Minister of Transport

(1) What amount has his department (a) spent on the development of the Moloto Railway Corridor project to date and (b) transferred to the (i) Gauteng, (ii) Mpumalanga and (iii) Limpopo provincial governments to date? (2) Whether any feasibility and viability studies have been conducted yet; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details in each case and (b) will he furnish Mr T B Mabhena with copies of each study? (3)(a) Which consultants did his department employ in the development of the specified project, (b) what was the scope of each consultant’s contract and (c) did each consultant meet their contractual obligations?

Reply:

  1. (a) The Department of Transport spent R 10,199,673-88 in the 2013/14 and R7,680,457-17

in the 2014/15 financial year’s on undertaking a detailed feasibility study that was concluded in October 2014.

(b) (i) No funding was transferred by the Department of Transport to Gauteng Province for the development of the Moloto Railway Corridor project.

(ii) No funding was transferred by the Department of Transport to Mpumalanga Province for the development of the Moloto Railway Corridor project.

(iii) No funding was transferred by the Department of Transport to Limpopo Province for the development of the Moloto Railway Corridor project.

2. Please refer to the response in 1(a).

(a) The feasibility study on the Moloto Rail Corridor project was undertaken in terms of Treasury Regulation 16 of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 29 of 1999 (PFMA) and the Public Private Partnership Guidelines.

The feasibility considered the main axis of commuter movements in the study area along the R573 Moloto Road and R568 serving the numerous settlements located between Moloto village and the Siyabuswa area. The feasibility study came to the conclusion that the preferred solution is a 117 km Rapid Rail line on the line-haul section, a fleet of 226, 40-seater buses to provide the feeder and distribution services and 46 train sets to reduce the current 4 hours peak to 2 hours at operating speeds of a 120 km/h on a cape gauge network.

 

In October 2014, the feasibility report was endorsed by a Political Oversight Committee, with a directive that PRASA should submit a Treasury Approval 1 (TA 1) application to National Treasury for funding considerations. PRASA, subsequently submitted the TA 1 application to National Treasury on 30 October 2014.

(b) The Moloto Rail Corridor feasibility study has not been made available publicly. Access can be requested via the provision of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000.

3. (a)&(b) The Department appointed a consortium with SMEC as lead consultant and transportation

expert, Deloitte (Financial experts) and DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (Legal experts), assisted by sub-consultants SiVest (Environmental experts) and Demacon (Demographics, mapping and economics).

(c) The Consortium was appointed to undertake a detailed feasibility in terms of Treasury Regulation 16 of the PFMA and prepare a Treasury Approval 1 (TA1) application to National Treasury. The consortium met all the project contractual obligations, resulting in the feasibility and the TA1 application approved for submission to National Treasury in October 2014.

12 September 2019 - NW512

Profile picture: Masipa, Mr NP

Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

(a) What is the status of communication between her department and the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) regarding the clarification on the interpretation of announcement 122 made on 23 July 2019, (b) by what date is it expected that the situation will be resolved and (c) what are the details of all steps taken by her department to communicate the outcomes of all interactions with the GACC to wool industry role players to avoid unnecessary panic?

Reply:

 

 

Response to Parliamentary Question

 

QUESTION NO.:

512/NW1505E

TO:

MINISTER

FROM:

DIRECTOR-GENERAL

SUBJECT:

QUESTION 512/NW1505E FOR WRITTEN REPLY BY MR N P MASIPA (DA) TO THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

CLASSIFICATION:

CONFIDENTIAL

 

   
   
   

DAFF’S RESPONSE:

PQ.  512/NW1505E MR N P Masipa (DA) to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development:

(a) What is the status of communication between her department and the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) regarding the clarification on the interpretation of announcement 122 made on 23 July 2019, (b) by what date is it expected that the situation will be resolved and (c) what are the details of all steps taken by her department to communicate the outcomes of all interactions with the GACC to wool industry role players to avoid unnecessary panic? NW1505E

a) Letters seeking clarity on the wool exports and the health attestation were forwarded to the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC’s) General Administration of Customs of China by the department on the 12th of August 2019 and 19th of August 2019. A response to the letters was received through the South African Embassy in Beijing on the 22nd of August 2019. The interpretation of the response letter by the Embassy outlined that the Chinese government had replied with two main options for the South African government. The one option was to continue with the certificate as agreed upon before Announcement 122 of 23 July 2019. The second option was to propose a new health certificate. Pursuing the second option of proposing a new health certificate would have resulted in the suspension of trade on wool to PRC for the period of negotiation. The first option was the preferred option.

b) The situation is resolved. The industry has also accepted the option of South Africa continuing to certify according to the requirements as agreed before Announcement 122 of 23 July 2019. This option guarantees the clearing of the backlog created by the suspension of export of wool to China. However, the department, in line with Announcement 122 of 23 July 2019 is committed to continue engaging with the PRC on a new draft of the health certificate during a period where there would be minimal impact on wool exports to the PRC. The wool industry has affirmed this position and has requested that should discussions with the PRC commence, the industry should be consulted.

c) The Department held a meeting with representatives of Cape Wools and two wool buyer companies on the 15th of August 2019 to understand the challenges faced by industry. Subsequent to this meeting, a follow-up letter was forwarded to the PRC on the 9th August 2019. The Department also telephonically engaged the industry during the period when the response from the PRC was awaited. Upon receipt of a response from the PRC on 22nd August 2019, the industry was immediately informed telephonically and through an email. An official letter to this effect was also sent to the industry on 23rd August 2019. In its reply, the industry indicated that the existing health certificate will be utilized to address the backlog of wool exports in the stores.

12 September 2019 - NW527

Profile picture: Mabhena, Mr TB

Mabhena, Mr TB to ask the Minister of Transport

(1 ) Whether it is still his department’s position to develop the Moloto Rail Corridor project; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, by what date will the first (a) track be laid and (b) train be operational; 2. (a) What number of public participation engagements has his department conducted with the Siyabuswa, KwaMhlanga, Moloto and surrounding communities in relation to the specified project, (b) what amount did his department spend on these public engagements and (c) on what date was the last public participation engagement held?

Reply:

  1. The Department’s position is that rapid rail provides the most feasible long term solution to address the transport challenges being experienced in the Moloto corridor. For the Department to pursue the implementation of the Moloto Rail Corridor project, funding will have to be reprioritised within Government.

(a) The construction of the rail line can only be undertaken once the detailed design of the rail line has been concluded and the required funding has been secured for construction.

(b) See (a) above.

2. (a) Seven (7) public engagements in the form of Imbizos were conducted with the Siyabuswa, KwaMhlanga, Moloto and surrounding communities. These were conducted as part of providing progress on the planned Moloto Rail Project and the overall exposure of the service delivery by Government and the Department of Transport’s public entities.

(b) The Department did not spend any amount on the hosting of the public engagements. As per the last part of the response in 2 (a), The costs of the public engagements were covered by the entities of the Department namely SANRAL, the Road Accident Fund and PRASA.

(c) The last public engagement was held on 5 June 2017.

12 September 2019 - NW545

Profile picture: Bagraim, Mr M

Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Regarding the amendment of the Animal Improvement Act, Act 62 of 1998, which places more than 30 wild animals within the legal purview of agriculture and, essentially, farming, (a) what are the reasons this has been done, (b) was there a public consultation process and (c) what research was undertaken by scientists in planning the amendment; (2) Whether, in view of the Animal Improvement Act, Act 62 of 1998, allowing improvement of genetically superior animals to increase production and performance, permitting breeders to manipulate breeding outcomes and also allowing artificial insemination to be used, her department has considered the implications of the change for the 33 species of wild animals listed in the Amendment; if not, why not; if so, what are the implications?

Reply:

 

 

Response to Parliamentary Question

 

QUESTION NO.:

545/NW1541E

TO:

MINISTER

FROM:

DIRECTOR-GENERAL

SUBJECT:

QUESTION 545/NW1541E FOR WRITTEN REPLY BY MR M BAGRAIM (DA) TO THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

CLASSIFICATION:

CONFIDENTIAL

fety

DAFF’S RESPONSE:

PQ.  545/NW1541E Mr M Bagraim (DA) to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development:

  1. Regarding the amendment of the Animal Improvement Act, Act 62 of 1998, which places more than 30 wild animals within the legal purview of agriculture and, essentially, farming, (a) what are the reasons this has been done, (b) was there a public consultation process and (c) what research was undertaken by scientists in planning the amendment;
  2. whether, in view of the Animal Improvement Act, Act 62 of 1998, allowing improvement of genetically superior animals to increase production and performance, permitting breeders to manipulate breeding outcomes and also allowing artificial insemination to be used, her department has considered the implications of the change for the 33 species of wild animals listed in the Amendment; if not, why not; if so, what are the implications? NW1541E

1 (a)The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) received a request from the industry in a letter dated 15 January 2017 to have game animals declared in terms Animal Improvement Act, 1998 (Act 62 of 1998). DAFF added the wildlife species to the list of Game animals regulated to under Animal Improvement Act, 1998 (Act No. 62 of 1998) for game farming production. The species were then declared in the government gazette dated 17 May 2019. Industry is registered in terms of the Animal Improvement Act, Act 62 of 1998 to represent game breeders societies to ensure genetic purity and sustainable utilization; do research on feeding and nutrition; define and measure traits of economic importance; and study regulatory gaps on game for food production.

(b) The DAFF did not conduct public consultation on the declaration of these animals.

(c) No research was undertaken by scientists in planning to have the game animals

declared in terms Animal Improvement Act, 1998 (Act 62 of 1998). These animals are landraces (endemic) to South Africa, hence the declaration of landrace (a kind of animal indigenous to or developed in the Republic). However, research will be executed on the species based on research questions in areas such as genetic purity, feeding and nutrition.

2. The Animal Improvement Act, Act 62 of 1998, provides for improvement of genetically superior animals to increase production and performance. This act is progressive, and can therefore not be implemented to the detriment of animal (biological) genetic resources. Declaration of the animals is aimed at ensuring that these landraces are conserved. It is also important to indicate that, due to changing farming systems in South Africa, game animals are included as these are already part of farm animal production systems in the country.

12 September 2019 - NW294

Profile picture: Lees, Mr RA

Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) What are the details of the (a) financial and (b) in-kind assistance, including fuel, ground handling and so on, provided by the SA Airways (SAA) to SA Express (i) in the past two years and (ii) since 1 January 2019; (2) Whether the SAA passed board resolutions as required by section 46 of the Companies Act, Act 71 of 2008, before providing any financial and/or other assistance to SA Express; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (3) Whether the Board of the SAA performed (a) solvency and/or liquidity tests to satisfy the requirements of section 46 of the specified Act before providing any financial or other assistance to SA Express; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (4) Whether the relevant trade unions were informed of the financial and other assistance before it was provided to SA Express; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) What are the relevant details of the (a) assessments conducted relating to the SA Express’ ability to repay any financial or other assistance to the SAA and (b) the impact of the SA Express’ extended grounding of its aircraft in 2018 on its ability to repay financial and other assistance to the SAA?

Reply:

 

  1. SAA has not provided financial assistance to SA Express (i) in the past two years; (ii) since 1 January 2019
  2. Not applicable as no financial assistance was provided to SA Express.
  3. Not applicable as no financial assistance was provided to SA Express.
  4. Not applicable as no financial assistance was provided to SA Express.
  5. Not applicable as no financial assistance was provided to SA Express.

12 September 2019 - NW459

Profile picture: Terblanche, Mr OS

Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Police to question 335 on 14 August 2019, what (a) number of closed circuit television cameras are (i) installed and (ii) not in working order at each train station in each province and (b) are the reasons that the cameras are not working?

Reply:

a) (i) A total per region of installed CCTV cameras at PRASA managed railway stations is

highlighted in the table below:

Stations in provinces not listed in the table above are managed by Transnet.

(ii) As indicated in the table above in (a)(i), a total of 2 824 of the installed CCTV cameras

at PRASA managed railway stations are not in working order.

b). The reasons attributed to the non-functionality of CCTV cameras at PRASA managed railway stations can be categorized as follows:

  • Theft of electrical and telecommunication tables
  • Theft and vandalism of CCTV equipment
  • Delayed maintenance
  • CCTV project installation in progress / not completed yet

12 September 2019 - NW500

Profile picture: Krumbock, Mr GR

Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

What is the nature of the relationship amongst provinces to ensure that tourism targets are met in each province, (b) what communication mechanisms exist amongst provinces, (c) who is responsible for the (i) relationship and (ii) communication amongst provinces and (d) how are (i) performance and (ii) targets monitored?

Reply:

  1. - (d) The Matters raised in the question solely fall under the mandate of the provinces. The department is therefore not in the position to provide the required responses as they don’t fall under its areas of competency

12 September 2019 - NW494

Profile picture: Schreiber, Dr LA

Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

What (a) number of public service employees are currently employed in each (i) national government, (ii) provincial government, (iii) local government and (iv) state-owned entity and (b) number of the specified public service employees are appointed in the (i) senior and (ii) middle management levels?

Reply:

(a) The Department of Public Service and Administration can only provide information on employees who are appointed on PERSAL. The information provided in the tables below excludes the Defence Force and the State Security Agency that do not make use of the PERSAL system. Information pertaining to local government and state own entities should be sourced from the Department of Cooperative Governance and the relevant oversight Departments for the state owned entities. Information on the number of appointments in the National and Provincial spheres is provided in the tables below:

  1. (i) and (ii) Table 1: All appointments in National and Provincial spheres

Sphere

Number of appointments (Including periodic and abnormal)

National

375 662

Provincial

1 018 788

Total

1 394 450

  1. (i) and (ii) Table 2: Appointments in the MMS and SMS in National and Provincial spheres

Sphere

Number

 

MMS

SMS

National

9554

5643

Provincial

8322

4131

Total

17 876

9 774

12 September 2019 - NW513

Profile picture: Steyn, Ms A

Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What total number of agricultural export protocols are outstanding, (b) from which dates have the protocols been outstanding, (c) why is each protocol still outstanding and (d) by what date is each outstanding protocol expected to be finalized?

Reply:

 

 

Response to Parliamentary Question

 

QUESTION NO.:

513/NW1506E

TO:

MINISTER

FROM:

DIRECTOR-GENERAL

SUBJECT:

QUESTION 513/NW1506E FOR WRITTEN REPLY BY MRS A STEYN (DA) TO THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

CLASSIFICATION:

CONFIDENTIAL

An export protocol is located at the end stage of a continuum of activities aimed at securing market access. An export protocol can only be concluded once the trade negotiations are finalised. At any given stage there are trade negotiations with trading partners and these are invariably at different stages of advancement within the market access continuum. Some market access requests for some commodities are at questionnaire (initial) stage, others are at health certification (final) stage. However, there are requests where negotiations have stalled. Trade negotiations on sanitary and phytosanitary matters do not unfold in a straight-line trajectory as there is consistent exchange of notes on scientific and technical facets. Moreover, any projected or assumed pathway or timeframe may be impeded, interrupted or curtailed by a range of factors. The table provided responds to questions 1 (a) (b) (c).

The dates given in this response are dependent vary depending on the complexity of the matter, and therefore the time it takes for the importing country to complete its risk analysis processes. For example the request to export beef to the USA had been going through a “Rule Making Process” of the USA for almost 10 years and was not even concluded when South Africa reported its 2011 Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak in KZN; following this South Africa was told to start the process from beginning.

With negotiations, the department sends a reminder shortly after the initial communication, if there is no response from the trade partner. If after one (or two) reminders there is still no response, the file is closed unless there is an indication of interest from the local industry.

Export Protocols

Country

Commodity Protocol outstanding

From which dates have the protocols been outstanding

(application date)

Why is each protocol still outstanding

By what date is each outstanding protocol expected to be finalised?

QUESTIONNAIRES

Australia

Ruminant semen and embryos

April 2015

Submitted FMD questionnaire response 20 April 2015. Australia has informed us on 23 July 2015 that they will not be able to evaluate the information for the next year, as resources had already been allocated elsewhere. Awaiting a response from Australia

Unknown

Indonesia

Beef

January 2016

Submitted questionnaire response on 29 January 2016. VPH still to submit dossiers on the establishments. Waiting for a response from Indonesia.

Unknown

Israel

Beef

May 2010

Beef questionnaire sent to Israel in May 2010. On 28 October 2015 Israel informed us that information is too old and process will only be restarted if there is interest from Israeli importers. Waiting for confirmation from Israel that there is Israeli interest.

Unknown

Japan

Beef

December 2015

Received questionnaire for completion. However, during prioritisation workshop with industry it was decided that it is an unlikely market, so it is on hold unless re-prioritised.

Unknown

Philippines

Beef

June 2016

Questionnaire in process of being completed.

Unknown

Singapore

Beef

April 2015

Singapore has indicated that they cannot allow importation from a country without negligible risk status for BSE. In January 2019, Singapore sent updated import requirements for BSE undetermined risk status countries. Singapore has expressed an interest in an inspection visit. However, South Africa has lost its OIE recognised Foot and Mouth Disease status and therefore, South Africa cannot host Singapore for the export of beef until the FMD free status has been regained.

Unknown

 

Lamb

 

Questionnaire was received. Was not prioritised at workshop with industry.

Unknown

Sri Lanka

Beef

August 2015

Sri Lanka indicated that they cannot import from a country without BSE negligible risk.

Unknown

Taiwan

Beef

July 2014

Sent information to Taiwan regarding the South Africa BSE status to check whether they would consider importing beef. Awaiting a response.

Unknown

Thailand

Beef

July 2017

Sent information on the FMD and BSE status of South Africa on 27 July 2017. Still awaiting a response.

Unknown

Vietnam

Beef

March 2015

Completed questionnaire submitted on 7 June 2016. Further information was requested which was sent on 17 March 2017. Awaiting a response.

Unknown

INSPECTION VISITS

Russia

Beef and mutton

March 2015

Inspection visit took place in March 2015. Inspection report indicated many concerns. South Africa cannot comply with Russia’s import requirements.

Unknown

Saudi Arabia

Beef and mutton

July 2016

Questionnaire response was submitted on 15 July 2016. An amended format of the questionnaire was requested. This was completed in 2017. Inspection visit to be arranged. Proposed dates for March 2017. The inspection visit had to be delayed due to lack of human resources. Thereafter, South Africa lost its Foot and Mouth Disease free status

Unknown

VETERINARY HEALTH CERTIFICATE NEGOTIATIONS

Malaysia

Beef

September 2014

Inspection visit took place in October 2017. A VHC was prepared according to the requirements received from the Malaysia Veterinary Authority and is awaiting inputs from management. VHC must then be circulated to the Provincial Veterinary Services and can then be proposed to Malaysia for negotiation.

Unknown

Brazil

Bovine semen and embryos and ovine semen

June 2016

Proposed veterinary health certificates were submitted to Brazil for negotiation in 2017. A response requesting amendments was received on 22 March 2018. Preparing the amendments.

Expect to send amended VHCs to Brazil by the end of 2019.

Argentina

Bovine semen and embryos

March 2018

Proposed veterinary health certificates on 16 July 2018. Received a request for amendments on 2 August 2018. Preparing the amendments.

Expect to send amended VHCs to Argentina by the end of 2019.

MARKET ACCESS NEGOTIATIONS FOR PLANT AND PLANT PRODUCTS

China

Pears

2008

The draft Protocol was received from the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China on 26 July 2019 and is being evaluated; upon confirmation of the whether South Africa is in a position to comply with the protocol, it will be taken through a consultation process with Industry.

Unknown

China

Soyabean

14 February 2019

Additional information on certain pests of concern had been requested by China; South Africa is currently compiling the required additional technical information.

Unknown

Japan

Avocado

17 December 2014

The draft Protocol and annexes with comments from MAFF were received in April 2019; feedback is being finalised.

Possibly by the end of September 2019, depending on when the response is completed and sent , and on feedback from Japan

Mexico

Table grapes

February 2006

Research on pest surveillance still needs to be conducted as requested by Mexico for one of the quarantine pests which occurs in the Table grape production areas of SA.

Unknown

Philippines

Citrus

August 2008

Feedback on the draft Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) report, draft phytosanitary requirements and proposed mitigation treatment measures for citrus fruits was provided to the Philippines on 11 July 2019.

Unknown

Taiwan

Avocado

November 2015

Additional information on certain pests of concern had been requested by The Taiwanese National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) Bureau of Animal and Plant Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ); the relevant technical experts in SA are currently collating the information.

Unknown

Thailand

Apples

05 August 2016

Feedback on the pest list of Apples from South Africa to be exported to the Kingdom of Thailand had been communicated to Thailand on 24 May 2019.

Unknown

South Korea

Table grapes

September 2011

Additional information on specific risk management measures on listed quarantine pests of concern had been requested by the Republic of Korea in March 2019; research/ surveillance still need to be conducted in SA.

Unknown

USA

Avocado

23 July 2008

Mitigation measures for pests of concern were communicated in a letter of response to the USDA-APHIS on 28 June 2019.

Unknown

USA

Maize/ corn seed

12 June 2012

Additional information on specific risk management measures on listed quarantine pest of concern had been communicated on 17 May 2018; feedback is awaited from the USA.

Unknown

12 September 2019 - NW426

Profile picture: Clarke, Ms M

Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

Whether the Public Service Commission has received the financial disclosures from each Director-General of each Government department for the current financial year; if not, (a) which Director-General has not submitted a financial disclosure yet, (b) from which department and (c) what action has the Commission taken to ensure that the Directors-General comply with the Financial Disclosure Framework?NW1398E

Reply:

 

As at 31 May 2019, the PSC received 45 financial disclosures forms of the Directors-General (DGs) at national and provincial level. Selected posts of DG were vacant.

  1. and (b) The PSC did not receive the financial disclosure forms of 8 DGs at national level. Of these, 7 DGs complied with Regulation 18(2) by disclosing their registrable interests on or before 30 April 2019, but their EAs did not submit copies of the financial disclosure forms to the PSC by 31 May 2019 as required by Regulation 18 (6). The extent of non-disclosure with the requirements of Regulation 18(2) and (6) is illustrated in Table 1 below.

Table 1: The extent of non-compliance by Heads of Department and/or EAs with the requirement to submit financial disclosure forms in respect of the 2018/2019 financial year

No.

DEPARTMENT

DATE OF DISCLOSURE BY THE HoD

DATE SUBMITTED TO THE PSC BY THE EA

1.

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

29 April 2019

Complied

Not submitted to PSC

Not yet submitted to EA by Ethics Officer

2.

Communications

16 April 2019

Complied

Not submitted to PSC

Not yet submitted to EA by Ethics Officer

3.

Defence

26 April 2019

Complied

Not submitted to PSC

Submitted to EA by Ethics Officer on 03 May 2019

4.

Energy

15 April 2019

Complied

Not submitted to PSC

Submitted to EA by Ethics Officer on 31 May 2019

5.

Health

18 April 2019

Complied

Submitted to PSC by EA on 14 August 2019 (after due date)

6.

Public Enterprises

30 April 2019

Complied

Submitted to PSC by EA on 04 June 2019 (after due date)

7.

Public Service and Administration

26 April 2019

Complied

Not submitted to PSC

Submitted to EA by Ethics Officer on 14 May 2019

8.

State Security Agency

Citing security reasons

Not submitted to PSC

(C) The PSC is constant contact with the Ethics Officers reminding them to ensure that their respective departments comply with the Financial Disclosure Framework (FDF). Ethics Officers in departments have been assigned specific duties to assist the HoDs and EAs with the implementation of the FDF. The PSC continuously made follow-up with the Ethics Officers where the submission of financial disclosures was moving slowly. The Ethics Officers and SMS members are also sensitised on the importance of complying with the deadlines for the submission of the financial disclosures through workshops that are conducted in the departments.

12 September 2019 - NW289

Profile picture: Mpambo-Sibhukwana, Ms T

Mpambo-Sibhukwana, Ms T to ask the Minister of State Security:

What (a) total amount is budgeted for the private office for the 2019-2020 financial year and (b) was the (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level , job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in her private office since 1 May 2019?

Reply:

(a) The total amount budgeted for the Ministry for the 2019-2020 financial year is R 47 081 363.09.

(b) It should be observed that the SSA may be held accountable on such matters by the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence (JSCI), the Inspector-General and the Auditor-General.

Approved/Not Approved

Reply to the Parliamentary Question 289 to the Minister of State Security

12 September 2019 - NW509

Profile picture: Gondwe, Dr M

Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) What is the total number of BMW 3 Series vehicles purchased by his department in July 2019, (b) who authorised the purchase of the vehicles in each department, (c) what was the total purchase price of each vehicle and (d) for (i) what purpose and (ii) whom was each vehicle purchased? (2) Whether his department secured any discounted purchase prices for the specified vehicles; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case? (3) Whether he has found that the purchase of the specified vehicles complied with the National Treasury’s cost containment measures?

Reply:

(1) (a) None

(b) Not applicable

(c) Not applicable

(d)(i) Not applicable

(d)(ii) Not applicable

(2) Not applicable

(3) Not applicable

12 September 2019 - NW525

Profile picture: Mabhena, Mr TB

Mabhena, Mr TB to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) What (i) is the current status of the construction project of the Vereeniging taxi rank, (ii) amount has the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (PRASA) paid to contractors to date and (iii) is the scope of the work contracted and (b) when was payment last made by PRASA to any contractors; (2) Whether the contractors delivered the services agreed upon; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case? NW1519E

Reply:

  1. (a) (i) The work is currently suspended due to contractual disputes between

Gauteng Provincial Department of Roads and Transport and the contractor. In September 2018 progress was measured at 83%.

(ii) The amount spent to date by PRASA on the consultants is R13,508,685-00.

(iii) The scope of the work contracted is for designs and construction

supervision, as well as occupational health and safety monitoring for the intermodal facility.

(b) Payment was last made on 27 April 2017.

(2). The contractor did not complete the work and as such, the work were suspended pending the way forward by the Gauteng Provincial Department of Roads and Transport.

11 September 2019 - NO90

Profile picture: Adams, Ms R C

Adams, Ms R C to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

What strategic mechanisms has his department put in place to ensure that the critical analysis noted by the Eminent Persons Group Transformation Status Dashboard (details furnished) is conducted in order to inform the effective and efficient creation of an enabling environment for the thriving participation of women in sport?

Reply:

DSAC has prioritised the Code Specific training as approved by the International Federations and the National Federations for Women and the effects thereof will be visible as from 2020. As a result, rugby, football and cricket’s national women teams at an under 15 and under 17 levels have shown an increase in all provinces as did the number of women coaches and referees.

Following the 2017/18 EPG report in which women‘s position in sport was compared to that of men in 19 sports in Dashboard format, this indicate that funding continues to be a challenge in women sport, the EPG is in the process of compiling a dashboard on women’s position in the 19 sports codes on its own. This will bring sharper focus and a basis for comparison of women in sport annually.

The National Federations that are part of the Eminent Person Group Report (EPG) are required to outline the programmes aimed at addressing the key findings / shortcomings as identified in the EPG Report. These programmes form part of the Business Plans that are submitted for the release of annual funding.

In addition, the Federations sign the Agreements wherein they commit to the self-set targets (Barometer targets). These targets form the basis of continuous engagements on the performance of the identified National Federations.

11 September 2019 - NW499

Profile picture: Krumbock, Mr GR

Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What tourism categories exist in the Republic, (b) how was each category formulated and (c) what targets have been set for each category?

Reply:

(a)What Tourism categories exist in the Republic

South African Tourism aligns its tourism concepts and definitions to the UN standards and guidelines. As such, the broad categories of inbound tourism, domestic tourism and outbound tourism exists.

(b)How was each category formulated

South African Tourism adopts and follows the UN standards and definitions for tourism statistical concepts. This is a link to the International Recommendations on Tourism Statistics. https://unstats.un.org/unsd/publication/Seriesm/SeriesM_83rev1e.pdf

(c) What targets have been set for each category?

South African Tourism has set targets for inbound (international) tourism and domestic holiday tourism. The targets set for the financial year 2019/20 are as follows:

  • International tourism: 11,4 million (inbound tourism)
  • Domestic holiday tourism: 2,7 million (domestic)

11 September 2019 - NO68

Profile picture: Faber, Mr WF

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

Whether his department has developed any plans, in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education, to provide training to educators to implement physical training programmes in schools; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Ministers of both Sport and Recreation and Basic Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2018 committing to the provision of an integrated school sport programme. The MOU identifies various role players who are tasked with delivering physical education and sport in schools. Physical Education is a learning area within the Curriculum of Basic Education.

In line with the integrated strategic framework for Teacher Education and development that has been developed between the Department of Basic Education and Department of Higher Education, teachers are capacitated through Life Orientation subject committees. (national, provincial and district) focussing on Physical Education as a learning area. The Curriculum within the Department of Basic Education identifies training needs and submits to the teacher development unit to facilitate the training of teachers in Physical Education.

The Mass Participation and Sport Development Grant from the Department of Sport and Recreation that is allocated to Provinces makes provision for 38% of the grant to be allocated to the School Sport Programme, annually.

Of the allocated amount, 10% is ring-fenced for training of educators which includes training of coaches in specific codes of sport.

11 September 2019 - NO92

Profile picture: Manganye, Ms J

Manganye, Ms J to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

What steps is his department taking to ensure that physical activity and sports become a vehicle for social cohesion (details furnished)?

Reply:

The Outcome 14 sets out five long-term nation building goals for South Africa. For the sports sector, what is key is the promotion of social cohesion across society through increased interaction across race and class. Therefore, it is without question that the NDP and the sectoral National Sport and Recreation Plan (NSRP) that is aligned to (NDP) recognise sport as a way to foster nation building and social cohesion.

To give expression to the visions of these plans over the medium term, Department of Sports, Arts and Culture intends to:

  • continue broadening the participation base in sport,

The Department will therefore continue to work for transformation in the sports fraternity by ensuring equitable access, development and excellence at all levels of participation, thereby improving social cohesion, nation building and the improving quality of life of all South Africans.

The NSRP reminds us that “no country can expect to achieve and sustain success at the elite level without a strong participation base in the community, because that is the beginning for every champion”. It is therefore not by accident that the greater part of our budget is allocated to the Active Nation Programme. This Programme provides mass participation opportunities for participants from different walks of life.

Being a winning nation has very favourable spinoffs for nation building and social cohesion.

Therefore, the Department’s daily work contributes directly towards the achievement of Social Cohesion. This, because the work of the Department is about bringing people from different sectors, and demographic profiles, together to share common spaces and experiences. To ensure that physical activity and sports becomes a vehicle for social cohesion, the Department does among other things, the following (in no particular order):

  • Consult the sector during its strategic planning to ensure that its plans go beyond just playing.
  • Deliver the Youth Camps in all 9 provinces. The National Youth Camp provides a platform for the youth of our country to interact across race, class and social backgrounds. The youth Camp includes young learners from urban rural, the disabled sector and across race groups. The content of the Youth Camp includes, Leadership skills relating to Social cohesion and Nation building, Community Services, Sport and indigenous games and Entrepreneurial skills.
  • Encourage communities to organise sporting events, leagues and championships – by making available, the Mass Participation and Sport Development Grant to further facilitate the delivery of sport and recreation through partnerships with relevant delivery agents such as provinces.

11 September 2019 - NO91

Profile picture: Malomane, Ms VP

Malomane, Ms VP to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

What are the details of the sustainable and long-term solutions that will be implemented to ensure that the SA Broadcasting Corporation broadcasts the Premier Soccer League matches (details furnished)?

Reply:

The broadcast of sports events is regulated by the Sports Broadcast Service Regulations. In December 2018, The Independent Communications Authority (ICASA) published the draft Broadcast Services Regulations to amend Broadcast Services Regulations of 2010.

In order to ensure a long-term sustainable broadcast solution regarding sport broadcast rights, ICASA in consultation with Department of Communications and Digital Technologies conducted public hearings so that it can undertake amendments to the Sports Broadcast Service Regulations of 2010 and concluded the public hearings process in May 2019.

The process of further consultation, analysing and finalising the inputs is still in progress.

As provided by the Act, ICASA will communicate with the two Ministries Sports, Arts and Culture and Communications and Digital Technologies prior to publishing the final regulations.

11 September 2019 - NO67

Profile picture: van Wyk, Ms A

van Wyk, Ms A to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Whether his department is investigating alleged (a) irregularities that were identified during the verification of the National Arts Council’s (NAC) 2017-18 audit outcomes and misuse of public funds by certain officers of the NAC; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(a). The audit outcomes of the 2017/2018 financial year did not reflect irregularities for the National Arts Council. The entity was granted clean audit.

(b). My department instructed the Council of the National Arts Council to investigate the allegations against the CEO of the NAC. The investigation was conducted by Gobodo Forensic Investigative Authority that made findings which were concluded through a disciplinary hearing. The final outcome of the hearing received from the independent Chairperson of the hearing was received on 03 April 2019. The CEO was subsequently acquitted on all charges and reported for duty on the 12th April 2019.

11 September 2019 - NO93

Profile picture: Modise, Mr PMP

Modise, Mr PMP to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With reference to the strides made by his department over the past five years as a result of the initiative that addressed societal challenges through a more integrated approach and decisive interventions that included all three tiers of government, what impact will the national convention that is scheduled for this month have on community engagement, social cohesion and nation building?

Reply:

The rationale for the social compact convention comes upon the realisation that no single sector, including government, can single-handedly succeed in the goal of achieving a socially integrated and inclusive society. That is, for South Africa to become a socially integrated and inclusive society, the different sectors in society need to make commitments and hold each other to account.

At the national convention, a broad consensus would be obtained in terms of the letter and the spirit of the social contract on social cohesion and nation building. The social compact or social contract will be an agreement among the different sectors in society, including labour, business, traditional authorities, and the faith based sector, wherein they will collectively and individually commit to concrete and tangible deliverables, all in an effort towards meeting the goal of a socially integrated and inclusive society.

Currently, sector consultations are in progress and a desktop study on compacting is being concluded.

It must be noted here too that the social compact project is not meant to circumvent the broader programme of action of government on social cohesion and nation building i.e. the 5-year NDP Implementation Plan (Priority 5). Rather, the programme of action as it relates to Priority 5, is meant to give traction to the social compact project. In other words, government’s commitments, as a sector as they relate to the social compact project, will be extrapolated from government’s commitments in terms of the 5-year NDP Implementation Plan (Priority 5). That is, while the 5-year NDP Implementation Plan (priority 5) focuses on total effort by government on social cohesion and nation building, the social compact project focuses on total effort at the societal level that includes all sectors of society, not just government. In terms of impact, government is hopeful, since there have been numerous examples of compacting before that went reasonably well. The negotiated settlement and the Constitution of the Republic, for which there was much consensus, are examples of social compacts.

11 September 2019 - NW493

Profile picture: Schreiber, Dr LA

Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the MINISTER OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

With reference to his reply to question 126 on 18 July 2019, (a) what number of the 20 public service employees have been found to have conducted business with the State in contravention of section 8 of the Public Administration Management Act, Act 11 of 2014, in each calendar year since 1 January 2014, (b) how did his department identify the 20 employees and (c) what mechanisms have been put in place to detect public service employees who are conducting business with the State?

Reply:

(a) The number of the 20 public service employees found to have conducted business with the State is not known to the DPSA. The list with 20 names was handed to the South African Police Service (SAPS) on 24 June 2019 to conduct investigations and, based on their findings, to request the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to prosecute those in contravention of section 8 of the Public Administration Management Act, Act 11 of 2014. As section 8 of the Public Administration Management Act only came into effect on 1 April 2019, and conducting business with the State became an offence for public service employees only then, the name list submitted to the Police and NPA only contains employees who are in contravention of the Public Administration Management Act since 1 April 2019.

(b) This department identified the 20 public service employees as possibly conducting business with the State, based on information obtained from the Central Supplier Database, as provided by National Treasury. This database contains a register of all individuals registered to tender for business with the State and is maintained by National Treasury. The information obtained from this database is compared with information on the Personnel Salary System (PERSAL) which then identified the public service employees registered on the database.

(c) The following mechanisms have been put in place to detect public service employees who are conducting business with the State:

  • The DPSA affected changes to the Personnel Salary System (PERSAL) to allow departments to capture requests from employees to perform other remunerative work on it. This data captured on PERSAL is then analysed and compared with information on the eDisclosure system to detect possible cases of employees conducting business with the State. Departments’ management of other remunerative work (as captured on PERSAL) are monitored by the DPSA and a report is drafted annually, which is distributed to departments. The DPSA also annually drafts a report based on the information submitted to the eDisclosure system, which exposes those employees conducting private work without permission and promotes the detection of employees possibly conducting business with the State.
  • Information is extracted from the Central Supplier Database, which contains a register of all individuals registered to tender for business with the State and is maintained by National Treasury. This data is analysed and compared to data on PERSAL, so as to identify public service employees. These employees are then deregistered by National Treasury from the database. The DPSA draft a statistical report containing data from the Central Supplier Database on employees possibly conducting business with the State and submits it annually to Cabinet.
  • Based on the information received from the Central Supplier Database, the DPSA directs letters to departments to encourage them to confirm that the identified individuals were indeed conducting business with the State, were till in Government employ and to encourage them to take action where needed and to report the steps taken against culprits to the DPSA. This information is also included in the statistical report presented to Cabinet.
  • The DPSA also increased awareness on the detection of employees conducting business with the State among Ethics Officers of the various departments by means of hosting an annual National Ethics Officer Forum.

11 September 2019 - NW628

Profile picture: Siwisa, Ms AM

Siwisa, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

What (a) total amount has (i) her department and (ii) each of the entities reporting to her spent on (aa) cleaning, (bb) security and (cc) gardening services in the (aaa) 2017-18 and (bbb) 2018-19 financial years, (b) amount was paid to each service provider to provide each specified service and (c) total amount was paid to each of the service providers?”

Reply:

(a),(b)&(c)(i) The Department of Small Business Development (DSBD)

The DSBD has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Trade and Industry (thedti) who is the Landlord, the rental cost is inclusive of all facilities management services for the DTI Campus - Blocks A and G. During 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years, thedti has been responsible for all cleaning and hygiene services.

(a),(b)&(c)(ii) The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda)

 

No

Service Provider Name

Service Description

2017/18

2018/19

National Office

1

Affriboom

Cleaning

R694 775.88

 

 

2

Affriboom

Cleaning

 

R231 349.85

 

3

Staza

Cleaning

 

R454 558.16

 

4

Unitrade 1047 cc t/a Isidingo Security services

Security

R734 435.90

 

 

5

Unitrade 1047 cc t/a Isidingo Security services

Security

 

R510 367.61

 

6

Fidelity Security Services

Security

 

R350 178.44

 

7

Servent Office plant

Indoor plants

R136 397.58

 

 

8

Servent Office plant

Indoor plants

 

R74 942.53

 

9

Nomsa Ntentengi and Trading projects

Indoor Plants

 

R86 814.00

 

 

TOTAL

 

R1 565 609.36

R1 708 210.59

 

No

Service Provider Name

Service Description

2017/18

2018/19

Provincial Offices

10

Affriboom

Cleaning Services

 

R73,345.68

 

11

African Cleaning (CWL)

Cleaning Services

R91,343.34

 

 

12

Banewa Electrical & Trading

Cleaning Services

R105,489.96

 

 

13

Bekos

Cleaning Services

R11,300.00

 

 

14

Berco Hygiene

Cleaning Services

R17,842.76

R25,271.16

 

15

Bidvest

Cleaning Services

R83,347.20

R80,078.48

 

16

Bidvest

Cleaning Services

 

R43,938.90

 

17

Bidvest Managed Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Cleaning Services

R55,925.77

R61,632.36

 

18

Bidvest Prestige

Cleaning Services

R9,712.00

 

 

19

Bidvest Steiner

Cleaning Services

R58,482.00

R58,482.00

 

20

Bidvest Steiner Hygiene

Cleaning Services

R21,166.78

R16,631.66

 

21

Bokanya Hygiene

Cleaning Services

R82,279.00

R42,309.00

 

22

Bolacco Resources CC

Cleaning Services

R83,750.00

 

 

23

Boletshe Holdings

Cleaning Services

R36,503.00

 

 

24

Bollacco Resources

Cleaning Services

 

R57,000.00

 

25

Bubbly Agent

Cleaning Services

 

R49,980.00

 

26

Buhlebenkanyezi

Cleaning Services

 

R12,900.00

 

27

Burewa Trading

Cleaning Services

R65,800.00

 

 

28

Burewa Trading

Cleaning Services

 

R55,024.00

 

29

Carman Louw ( Oudtshoorn)

Cleaning Services

 

R23,837.00

 

30

Clean Pro

Cleaning Services

R44,756.00

R8,005.14

 

31

Connilicious

Cleaning Services

 

R34,700.00

 

32

Ditlhoho Trading

Cleaning Services

R81,870.00

R38,310.00

 

33

Divine Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

R72,265.00

R68,671.00

 

34

Duba and Associates

Cleaning Services

R65,328.00

R71,040.00

 

35

Foxi Graffin (Eden)

Cleaning Services

 

R10,943.48

 

36

George Maids (Eden)

Cleaning Services

R29,540.00

R43,200.00

 

37

Gladtidings

Cleaning Services

R80,064.00

 

 

38

Glencor Trading (VRB)

Cleaning Services

R22,500.00

R25,704.00

 

39

Immaculate Cleaning and Hygiene

Cleaning Services

R13,609.30

R22,480.04

 

40

IndustroServe

Cleaning Services

R63,788.80

 

 

41

J & M Cleaning (PMD)

Cleaning Services

R24,058.82

R16,632.31

 

42

Kamanga

Cleaning Services

R8,960.00

R53,760.00

 

43

Khoja Enterprise (Pty) Ltd

Cleaning Services

R80,434.00

 

 

44

Khoja Enterprises Pty Ltd

Cleaning Services

 

R96,528.00

 

45

Kidisa Cleaning

Cleaning Services

 

R42,500.00

 

46

Kolina

Cleaning Services

R65,328.00

R70,743.80

 

47

Kuyikhonke

Cleaning Services

R43,200.00

R53,100.00

 

48

Laguna Enterprise

Cleaning Services

R53,151.96

 

 

49

LIVCLEAN (Pty) Ltd

Cleaning Services

R79,549.20

 

 

50

Livclean Pty Ltd

Cleaning Services

 

R48,697.95

 

51

LM Nobavu Trading (Mossel Bay)

Cleaning Services

R13,312.50

R25,337.50

 

52

Lukhaya Trading

Cleaning Services

R57,000.00

 

 

53

M Gardens

Cleaning Services

 

R32,500.00

 

54

Mabaledi

Cleaning Services

 

R77,800.00

 

55

Mabobo Trading

Cleaning Services

 

R21,250.00

 

No

Service Provider Name

Service Description

2017/18

2018/19

Provincial Offiices

56

Makhegy Trading

Cleaning Services

 

R75,060.00

 

57

Makhegy Trading Enterprise

Cleaning Services

R96,680.00

 

 

58

Malukhanyo Trading

Cleaning Services

R53,900.00

R66,240.00

 

59

Mancencence

Cleaning Services

 

R25,200.00

 

60

Mantlole Trading

Cleaning Services

 

R39,000.00

 

61

Mathole ME G Trading

Cleaning Services

 

R5,680.00

 

62

Matlosa & Sons

Cleaning Services

R37,531.00

R18,300.00

 

63

Miranda Randy

Cleaning Services

R45,000.00

R54,000.00

 

64

MJJ Enterprises

Cleaning Services

 

R32,200.00

 

65

MM Williams (HER)

Cleaning Services

R35,116.63

R47,669.93

 

66

Mokganelwa Enterprise (Pty) Ltd

Cleaning Services

R175,045.04

 

 

67

Mokganelwa Enterprises

Cleaning Services

 

R58,854.25

 

68

Mvabane Trading (WORC)

Cleaning Services

R27,891.20

R38,520.62

 

69

Mzilikazi and Mfuxwana

Cleaning Services

R53,395.00

R51,035.00

 

70

Ngxito Trading

Cleaning Services

R88,000.00

R43,900.00

 

71

NIDICT

Cleaning Services

 

R40,032.00

 

72

Nonelela Cleaning Services (Pty) Ltd

Cleaning Services

R68,401.70

 

 

73

NPaul

Cleaning Services

R65,328.00

R71,040.00

 

74

Oatlegile

Cleaning Services

R59,988.00

 

 

75

Papu

Cleaning Services

R59,884.00

R65,328.00

 

76

Pray and Works

Cleaning Services

R50,435.00

R45,000.00

 

77

Quatro Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

R8,546.00

R108,419.00

 

78

Relekwa Cleaning

Cleaning Services

R16,595.20

R16,595.20

 

79

Relisec

Cleaning Services

 

R59,340.00

 

80

Rentokil Hygiene

Cleaning Services

R126,126.18

R137,425.93

 

81

Slyvia Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

 

R7,200.00

 

82

Sphokie Cleaning Services (CWL)

Cleaning Services

 

R16,350.00

 

83

SSG Cleaning (Pty) Ltd

Cleaning Services

R34,575.24

 

 

84

Super Care (PO)

Cleaning Services

 

R64,185.34

 

85

Taumasole Trading & Projects

Cleaning Services

R78,000.00

 

 

86

The Reeds

Cleaning Services

R46,200.00

R46,200.00

 

87

Thuthusani Co-Operative

Cleaning Services

R42,000.00

R7,000.00

 

88

Titus D

Cleaning Services

R58,333.00

R99,999.00

 

89

Top 2 Bottom Cleaning

Cleaning Services

 

R27,729.19

 

90

Walla Enterprises & Cleaning

Cleaning Services

 

R45,918.21

 

91

Yvonne Cleaning (CoCT)

Cleaning Services

R67,640.00

R69,600.00

 

92

Zanele Mary

Cleaning Services

 

R59,388.00

 

93

Zanikay

Cleaning Services

R53,760.00

R48,000.00

 

94

ZP Mjandana (PO)

Cleaning Services

R72,000.00

R12,000.00

 

95

Divine Cleaning Services

Garden Service

R31,095.00

R33,320.00

 

96

Mmotlana

Garden Service

 

R35,400.00

 

97

Thebi & Son

Garden Service

R34,900.00

 

 

98

Berco Indoor Gardens

Indoor Plants

R44,969.81

R48,113.26

 

No

Service Provider Name

Service Description

2017/18

2018/19

Provincial Offices

99

Bidvest

Indoor Plants

R2,790.72

R3,720.96

 

100

Bidvest Execuflora (Eden)

Indoor Plants

 

R15,121.68

 

101

Havenside Nurseries

Indoor Plants

R9,120.00

R9,120.00

 

102

Lindol Plants (CWL)

Indoor Plants

R12,667.20

R17,777.19

 

103

Lindol Plants (PO)

Indoor Plants

R17,127.91

R17,503.10

 

104

Roto Plant (Eden)

Indoor Plants

R23,540.00

R8,880.00

 

105

Tekwini Plants

Indoor Plants

R3,588.00

R3,588.00

 

106

ADT Security (Pty) Ltd

Security Services

R7,258.00

R7,708.00

 

107

ADT Security (Pty) Ltd

Security Services

R10,424.48

R13,327.39

 

108

ADT Security (Pty) Ltd

Security Services

R5,883.12

R11,338.18

 

109

ADT Security (Pty) Ltd

Security Services

R4,370.71

R6,739.07

 

110

ADT Security (Pty) Ltd

Security Services

R8,807.49

R3,862.28

 

111

ADT Security (Pty) Ltd

Security Services

R4,832.79

R4,706.52

 

112

Armed Response

Security Services

 

R6,110.00

 

113

Armed Response North

Security Services

R12,640.00

 

 

114

Astron Alarms - De Aar

Security Services

R5,313.13

R6,571.08

 

115

Autronica Security Services (Pty) Ltd

Security Services

R3,420.00

R3,277.50

 

116

Black Spider

Security Services

R1,120.00

 

 

117

CHUBB Security SA (Pty) Ltd

Security Services

R8,410.56

R9,432.00

 

118

CHUBB Security SA (Pty) Ltd

Security Services

R9,111.55

R10,115.60

 

119

CHUBB Security SA (Pty) Ltd

Security Services

R6,724.00

R4,925.00

 

120

CHUBB Security SA (Pty) Ltd

Security Services

R9,886.76

 

 

121

CSS

Security Services

R4,749.00

R5,139.00

 

122

Fidelity Security Services

Security Services

R7,942.08

R9,847.83

 

123

Fidelity Security Services

Security Services

R6,156.00

R7,496.81

 

124

Fidelity Security Services

Security Services

R6,087.60

R6,141.00

 

125

Fluobizz Security

Security Services

R195,624.00

R199,353.00

 

126

Gunmar Security

Security Services

R6,570.00

 

 

127

Gunmar Security - Security

Security Services

 

R10,640.00

 

128

Hartwig and Henderson

Security Services

R4,579.54

R4,674.79

 

129

Hi-Tech

Security Services

R4,200.00

R4,200.00

 

130

Loskop Alarms - Security

Security Services

R5,193.00

 

 

131

Loskop Alarms - Security

Security Services

 

R2,570.80

 

132

Mzanzi Fire and Security

Security Services

 

R4,113.00

 

133

National Security and Fire

Security Services

 

R43,628.39

 

134

National Security and Fire

Security Services

R36,294.67

R40,327.41

 

135

National Security and Fire

Security Services

R12,646.44

R5,274.35

 

136

National Security and Fire

Security Services

R9,490.70

R9,490.70

 

137

National Security and Fire

Security Services

R8,512.44

R9,418.30

 

138

National Security and Fire

Security Services

R7,264.20

R7,764.84

 

139

Northern Spark Trading

Security Services

R11,153.00

 

 

140

Northern Spark Trading

Security Services

 

R11,459.72

 

141

NST Alarms

Security Services

R3,641.00

R3,720.00

 

No

Service Provider Name

Service Description

2017/18

2018/19

Provincial Offices

142

Potties Alarm

Security Services

 

R425.00

 

143

Prestige Security

Security Services

R5,449.64

R7,996.41

 

144

Protek Security

Security Services

R8,705.00

R9,021.00

 

145

Ravens

Security Services

R2,800.00

R4,200.00

 

146

Red Alert

Security Services

R5,796.00

R6,509.00

 

147

Red Guard Security

Security Services

R9,277.00

R13,779.15

 

148

SGD Security

Security Services

R2,061.67

 

 

149

South Cape Security (Eden)

Security Services

R2,709.20

R6,517.45

 

150

Suricat Armed Response CC

Security Services

R5,181.00

 

 

151

Suricat Armed Response CC

Security Services

 

R3,634.00

 

152

The Suresh Mohanlal Valjee Family Trust

Security Services

 

R16,974.00

 

153

Thorburn Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Security Services

R4,446.00

R4,482.00

 

 

TOTAL

 

R3 796 558.99

R3 804 197.89

 

(a),(b)&(c)(ii) The Small Enterprise Finance Agency (sefa)

 

No

Service Provider Name

Service Description

2017/18

2018/19

Head Office

1

Bidvest Protea Coin

Security Service

R898 983,90

-

 

2

Lindokuhlemate Trading & Project

Cleaning Service

R400 000,00

R480 000,00

 

3

Amaloba Horticultural Service JHB (Pty) Ltd

Indoor Plants

R31 258,98

-

 

4

Monitor Net

Security Service

R3 646,00

R3 325,00

 

5

Madiali Security and Projects cc

Security Service

-

R372 312,00

 

 

TOTAL

 

R1 333 888,88

R855 637,00

Regional Offices

6

Bidvest Services (Pty) Ltd

Cleaning Services

R11 516,22

R58 086,20

 

7

Kamatsikaa Trading Enterprises cc

Cleaning Services

-

R42 390,00

 

8

SSG Cleaning (Pty) Ltd

Cleaning Services

R89 099,04

R122 048,88

 

9

Red Alert TSS (Pty) Ltd

Cleaning Services

R74 186,16

R80 977,68

 

10

Supercare Services Group (Pty) Ltd

Cleaning Service

R64 249,57

-

 

11

Kagiso Rekopnae

Cleaning Service

R96 000,00

-

 

12

Garrett Assemblies

Cleaning Service

R97 080,00

-

 

13

S and B Sales Cleaning Services

Cleaning Service

R63 826,49

-

 

14

Funaki Cleaning Services

Cleaning Service

R71 040,00

-

 

15

Gcinakahle (Pty) Ltd

Cleaning Service

R60 000,00

-

 

16

Jay Lesedi

Cleaning Service

R48 856,60

-

 

17

Mangaung t/a Nobuhle General Trading

Cleaning Service

R72 119,88

-

 

18

Sholoza Security Service cc

Security Service

-

R90 650,25

 

19

Trident Security Service

Security Service

-

R70 492,45

 

20

Ngethemba Trading (Pty) Ltd

Cleaning Services

-

R31 356,00

 

21

Fidelity Security

Security Service

R2 500,02

R45 229,79

 

22

Berco Indoors (Pty) Ltd

Indoor Plants

R5 266,80

R46 883,05

 

23

Rentokil (Pty) Ltd

Indoor Plants

R22 939,10

-

 

 

TOTAL

 

R778 679,88

R588 114,30

RESPONSE TO QUESTION 628

628. Ms A M Siwisa (EFF) to ask the Minister of Small Business Development:

What (a) total amount has (i) her department and (ii) each of the entities reporting to her spent on (aa) cleaning, (bb) security and (cc) gardening services in the (aaa) 2017-18 and (bbb) 2018-19 financial years, (b) amount was paid to each service provider to provide each specified service and (c) total amount was paid to each of the service providers?

NW1626E

11 September 2019 - NO66

Profile picture: Mhlongo, Mr TW

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

Whether he has found that the Mzansi Golden Economy programme of his department is achieving its targets; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant detail?

Reply:

The Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE) programme was established to make a strategic investment to optimize the economic benefit of the Cultural and Creative sector of South Africa. It was positioned as a valuable capital investment tool to economic growth and job creation.

Its main purpose was to stimulate demand, audience development and consumption, and human capital development, amongst others.

Targets (as can be traced in the ANNUAL REPORTS) were met consistently over the past 5 years. The current target in APP is to create 9000 job opportunities and all effort is made to ensure that this set target is achieved.

MGE has immensely made an impact throughout the country in the arts and culture sector. Through MGE funding a number of Provincial events have been sustained and these events have over the years showcased local talents, contributed in forming collaborations between arts practitioners, created platforms for skills development and increased levels of arts appreciation.

11 September 2019 - NO95

Profile picture: Dlulane, Ms BN

Dlulane, Ms BN to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(a) What were the key recommendations addressing socioeconomic transformation that came from the inaugural national film summit that was held earlier this year under the theme Transformation and innovation in the South African film/audio visual industry in the fourth industrial revolution; are we geared for change? and (b) what are the timeframes for implementing the recommendations?

Reply:

The following outlines the Key summary of instruments/ recommendation addressing socio-economic transformation that were identified at the Film/Audio-visual Summit:-

  1. Establishment of a Transformation Charter/Sector Codes & Bargaining Council: to encourage Ownership, preferential procurement, Supplier development, Enterprise development for impact on socio-economic development. The Bargaining Council: will address the status of contract worker, labour issues, social security and standards.
  2. Sign a work place Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Code of Good Practise pledge to encourage standard of good practice within film & audio-visual production companies.
  3. Policy, legislation review with attention to the Intellectual Property (IP) regime: to conduct a socio-economic impact study on the Copyright Amendment Bill.
  4. Mobile Economy opportunities: together with the partner department DOCT establishment and support of Innovation, Digital Content hubs; support the initiatives that will gear up South Africa for the 4th Industrial Revolution, in particular Animation training to stimulate content creation activities.
  5. Advocacy and Consultation: to support existing key industry organisations for strategic partnership in pursuing advocacy role, continuous consultation on issues affecting the industry through an Industry Reference Group.
  6. Establishment of Film/Audio-visual Fund: we will submit a motivation to SARS to collapse Sections 12 (o) and 12 (J) to encourage and stimulate private sector investment into the film/audio-visual industry,
  7. Private Sector investment stimulation: Submit a business case to National Treasury motivating for a budget increase – maybe the DTI Film Incentives budget can be managed by DSAC and the NFVF for the creation of the Film Production Fund that will support more African co-productions and Animation productions.
  8. Marketing & Distribution support: encourage preferential scheduling for local films and co-productions amongst local companies. Incentivise Sales agencies, subsidise marketing and distribution for theatrical releases.
  9. Skills & Infrastructure support: to engage TVET Colleges in creating centres of audio-visual specialisation in all the value chain. Support: Mentorship, film training initiatives, technical skills, film literacy and appreciation.

(b). the implementation of the Summit recommendations has been structured as follows:

Short Term: 2019/2020: Our Department is already addressing three (3) of the above recommendations

Short to Medium Term: 2019/2020–2020/2021-2021/2023

Long Term: 2021/2022 – 2023/2024

11 September 2019 - NO89

Profile picture: Dyantyi, Dr PP

Dyantyi, Dr PP to ask the Minister of Health

What are the details of the recommendations from the Health Compact that he has been able to implement since the compact was signed on 25 July 2019?

Reply:

The Health Compact recommendations were summarised into nine pillars relating to the key elements of the healthcare system:- human resources, medicine supply, infrastructure, private sector engagement, improvement in the quality of PHC services, public sector financial management, strengthening of governance and leadership, community engagement and development of information systems.

For each of these areas there are clear deliverables with targets which has been reflected in the Departments Annual Performance Plans either at National or Provincial level. The Department has started with the implementation of these plans.

A number of these areas are outlined below including:

  • A joint committee of the National Treasury and National Department of Health has been established to review the Equitable share and grants in the Health sector
  • A Ministerial Committee Task Team was established and the Human Resource for Health (HRH) Strategy is being finalized, which incorporates a number of human resources issues raised in the compact. Reorganisation of the Health Organogram and reprioritisation to shift resources for services delivery at the front end.
  • Estimates of the provincial pharmaceutical budget will be ring fenced.
  • A system to monitor key operations at a hospitals that influence health system quality.

Various interventions for Medico-Legal claims introduced:

(i) Quantification of the contingent liability: The current contingent liability as at June 2019 is R 100 822 486 781. 93. However, most of these claims as frivolous and vexatious. The Department is in the process of identifying the legitimate claims.

(ii) Mediation: The patient admission forms have been standardized across the Provinces to make the provision for mediation. There are already 18 officials from Provinces who have been trained for mediation. These include Legal and Medical officers. The Department will also train the officials to implement patient admission forms for mediation.

(iii) Provision of future medical treatment: Department has published Public Health facilities, in Government Gazette No 42687 of 5 September 2019, to provide for future medical services instead of advance payment of future medical expenses. This will address the future medical expenses that constitute over 80 percent of the quantum (amount) claimed. This will ensure that our facilities continue to function effectively and efficiently.

  • Training materials to train clinic committees and Hospital Boards has been developed, training has begun in three (3) provinces.
  • A draft proposal to fast track the infrastructure backlog has been developed.

Quality improvement plan has been developed and funded, training will resume in September.

The copy of the Health Compact is hereby attached as Annexure 1.

END.

11 September 2019 - NO94

Profile picture: Mamabolo, Mr JP

Mamabolo, Mr JP to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

How is his department, in partnership with the National House of Traditional Leaders, planning to deepen society’s understanding about cultural diversity and our heritage with particular reference to his department’s efforts to balance its focus between arts on the one hand and culture on the other hand?

Reply:

The Department of Sports, Arts and Culture and the Department of Traditional Affairs and the National House of Traditional Affairs concluded and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2018. The MOU includes amongst others the following areas

  • Rites of passage including Traditional Initiation
  • Harmful cultural practices
  • Oral history
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)
  • Promotion of Indigenous languages
  • Moral Regeneration
  • Resistance and Liberation Heritage
  • Social Cohesion

The two departments are presently developing an implementation protocol with activities and timeframes to be presented to the two Ministers. The Departments are already cooperating on projects such as the documentation and protection of indigenous knowledge through the documentation of the work of Living Human Treasures. Projects such as the restoration of the grave of Chief Maqoma, King Hintsa exhumation and reburial and the construction of the Sarah Bartmann Center of Remembrance and KhoiSan Museum are some of the projects that focus on and promote South Africa’s diverse culture and heritage.

These projects involve both the DTA and traditional leaders. The Department of Sports, Arts and culture is in the process of appointing a panel of experts who will assist with compiling a national register of our rich and diverse indigenous knowledge systems. The panel will also develop another register of IKS needing urgent safeguarding. The Department of Traditional Affairs and the National House of Traditional Leaders will be invited to second a representative to the panel of experts.

09 September 2019 - NW631

Profile picture: Moteka, Mr PG

Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Tourism

What (a) total amount has (i) her department and (ii) each of the entities reporting to her spent on (aa) cleaning, (bb) security and (cc) gardening services in the (aaa) 2017-18 and (bbb) 2018-19 financial years, (b) amount was paid to each service provider to provide each specified service and (c) total amount was paid to each of the service providers?

Reply:

  1. Department of Tourism

(a)  What total amount was spent on

 

(aa) Cleaning

(bb) Security

(cc)Gardening Service

(aaa) 2017-18

R196 192.59

R1 535 155.56

R0.00

(bbb) 2018-19

R104 180.24

R1 547 499.65

R0.00

(b) What amount was paid for each Service provider to provide each specific service

Service Provider(s)

(aa) Cleaning

(bb) Security

(cc) Gardening Service

2017-2018

Service Provider no 1

R159 233.87

R0.00

R0.00

Service Provider no 2

R15 273.72

R0.00

R0.00

Service Provider no 3

R21 685.00

R0.00

R0.00

Service Provider no 4

R0.00

R1 535 155.56

R0.00

2018-2019

Service Provider no 5:

R92 796.00

R0.00

R0.00

Service Provider no 2

R11 384.24

R0.00

R0.00

Service Provider no 4

R0.00

R1 547 499.65

R0.00

(c) Total amount that was paid to each Service provider

Service Provider(s)

Total Amount Paid

Service Provider no 1(Cleaning)

R 159 233.87

Service Provider no 4 (Security)

R3 082 655.21

Service Provider no 2 (Cleaning)

R 26 657.96

Service Provider no 3 (Cleaning)

R 21 685.00

Service Provider no 5 (Cleaning)

R 92 796.00

  1. South African Tourism

(a) What total amount was spent on

 

(aa) Cleaning

(bb) Security

(cc) gardening Service

(aaa) 2017-18

R 684 833.50

R 578 843.45

R 47 325

(bbb) 2018-19

R 699 799.54

R 624 846.04

R 95 400

 

(b) What amount was paid for each Service provider to provide each specific service

(c) Service Provider(s)

(aa) Cleaning

(bb) Security

(cc) gardening Service

2017-18

Service Provider No. 1

R 684 833.50

R0.00

R0.00

Service Provider No. 2

R0.00

R 578 843.45

R0.00

Service Provider No. 3

R0.00

R0.00

R 20 985

Service Provider No. 4

R0.00

R0.00

R 26 340

2018-19

Service Provider No.1

R 699 799.54

R0.00

R0.00

Service Provider No.2

R0.00

R 624 846.04

R0.00

Service Provider No.4

R0.00

R0.00

R 95 400

(d) Total amount that was paid to each Service provider

Service Provider(s)

Total Amount Paid

Service Provider No. 3 (Garden Service)

R 20 985

Service Provider No.4 (Garden Service)

R 121 740

Service provider No. 2 (Security)

R 1 203 689.49

Service Provider no 1 (Cleaning Services)

R 1 384 633.04

06 September 2019 - NW497

Profile picture: De Freitas, Mr MS

De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) On what date was a certain person (details furnished) suspended, (b) what are the reasons for the suspension, (c) on what date was the charge sheet issued to the specified person, (d) at what stage is the process, (e) on what date did the official hearings take place, (f) on what date is it anticipated that the matter will be finalised and (g) who is standing in for the person while the process is ongoing?

Reply:

(a) Date of precautionary suspension:

As per the report I received from the board. 01 April 2019

 

(b) What are the reasons for the precautionary suspension:

To investigate allegations of impropriety against the person, received through the SA Tourism whistle-blowing hotline and protected disclosure.

(c) Date of the charge sheet:

I’m informed the board served the charge sheet on 24 July 2019

(d) What stage is the process:

I’m informed that the disciplinary hearing has been scheduled for September 2019

(e) On what date did the official hearings take place:

The matter was originally set-down to be heard on 13-14 August 2019, but postponed

(f) When will the matter be finalised:

The hearing will be set-down for 5-10 days during September 2019.

(g) Who is standing in for the person:

The Chief Operations Officer.

06 September 2019 - NW737

Profile picture: Cachalia, Mr G K

Cachalia, Mr G K to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)Whether her department hosted any event and/or function related to its 2019 Budget Vote debate; if so, (a) where was each event held, (b) what was the total cost of each event and (c) what is the name of each person who was invited to attend each event as a guest; (2) whether any gifts were distributed to guests attending any of the events; if so, (a) what are the relevant details of the gifts distributed and (b) who sponsored the gifts?

Reply:

a) The department didn’t host any event related to the 2019 budget vote

b) No gifts were distributed.

06 September 2019 - NW590

Profile picture: Keetse, Mr PP

Keetse, Mr PP to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

What number of (a) nurses, (b) doctors and (c) dentists graduated in each of the past five years?

Reply:

The table below provides the number of nurses, doctors and dentists who graduated at public higher education institutions from 2013 to 2017.

Undergraduate Degree

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

MBCHB

1 346

1 170

1 454

1 496

1 574

Nurses

1 380

1 558

1 599

1 675

1 708

Dentists
excluding Dental Science and Dental Therapy

117

125

117

140

138

06 September 2019 - NW521

Profile picture: Graham, Ms SJ

Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)What (a) is the current status of the upgrades to the Lingcom Primary School in Graaff-Reinet and (b) are the details of the timeframes for the completion of the upgrades; (2) (a) what are the details of all outstanding amounts owed to the (i) main contractor and (ii) each other contractor or professional team and (b) by which date(s) will the outstanding amounts be settled; (3) what additional expenses has her department incurred for each month since the upgrade works were stopped?

Reply:

The information has been requested from the Eastern Cape Department of Education and the response will be provided as soon as it is received from the Province.

06 September 2019 - NW152

Profile picture: Ngcobo, Mr S

Ngcobo, Mr S to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)Whether her department has an instrument to measure the capacity and effectiveness of subject advisors whose job is to ensure that quality teaching and learning take place in schools; if not, what other mechanisms would help her department monitor effectiveness of what subject advisors do; if so, (a) are those instruments available across provinces and (b) are there consequences for non-compliance;

Reply:

The sector uses the instruments contained in the Education Management Service (EMS): Performance Management and Development System (PMDS) for office-based educators as contained in the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) Collective Agreement No. 3 of 2017; as well as the job description of subject advisors as contained in Collective Agreement No. 4 of 2017 to measure the performance and effectiveness of subject advisors.

(a) Yes. As a national ELRC collective agreement, it is available across all provinces and implementation is mandatory. Subject advisors enter into, and sign annual performance agreements with their immediate supervisor. The agreements contain among others, the following:

  1. Key Result Areas (KRAs), which describe what is expected from the subject advisor in terms of the job description; and
  2. Core Management Criteria (CMCs); which are elements and standards used to describe and assess performance, taking into consideration knowledge, skills and attributes.

The performance agreement serves as the cornerstone of performance management of subject advisors at the individual level, while a workplan describes what will be achieved within particular timeframes through clearly defined activities and performance indicators.

(b) There are consequences for non-compliance as determined by the Labour Relations Act and the Employment of Educators Act, which prescribe the processes to be followed during such misconduct.

(2) whether her department has ways to prevent provinces from appointing persons who are not capable and/or suitably qualified and were not achieving good results during their teaching careers; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1110E

Response

The process for the recruitment and selection of educators prescribed in relevant regulations, as stipulated in the Personnel Administrative Measures, Chapter B. The regulations prescribe educational requirements, statutory requirements, and experience required for appointment in education. The stipulated process includes the selection process, which involves formation of representative panels or Interview Committees that are responsible for the shortlisting a pool of suitable candidates and conducting interviews. It is the view of the department that the existing regulations and processes, are adequate to ensure that suitably qualified educators are appointed in every post.

06 September 2019 - NW444

Profile picture: King, Ms C

King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What is the total (a) number of schools that have been converted into inclusive schools and (b) monetary cost that has been incurred by her department in this regard?

Reply:

(a) The total number of schools that have been converted into inclusive schools is 832.

(b) The information is not readily available in the Department of Basic Education and it should be requested from the Provincial Education Departments.

06 September 2019 - NW454

Profile picture: King, Ms C

King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)Which schools in the Republic have been declared hotspots for crime and violence; (2) whether there are any interventions to curb crime and violence at the specified schools; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. See the attached list of schools declared as hotspots for the 2018/19 financial year.

Province

No of Schools

KwaZulu-Natal

202

Western Cape

147

Free State

90

Limpopo

22

Gauteng

251

Northern Cape

40

Eastern Cape

99

North West

80

Mpumalanga

414

TOTAL

2 345

2. The National School Safety Framework (NSSF) remains the Department of Basic Education (DBE) strategic response to school violence;

  1. It is a comprehensive approach that coordinates and consolidates all school safety interventions in the sector;
  2. It is based on a social ecological systems model which locates the school within its broader community;
  3. It relies on collaboration and partnership; and
  4. The INSPIRE framework provides further granularity to the NSSF focusing on seven (7) areas: Implementation and law enforcement; Norms and values; Safe environments; Parent and care-giver support; Income and economic strengthening; Response and support services; and Education and Life Skills.

The DBE also supports provinces to implement a number of interventions in response to crime and violence in schools; including for example:

  1. Strengthening the School Safety Committees through training to adequately respond to the challenges school face;
  2. Bullying prevention programmes roll-out in Eastern Cape
  3. Anti-gangsterism joint intervention programme with South African Police Service (SAPS) in the Northern Education Region – Port Elizabeth;
  4. In partnership with SAPS, searches and seizures are randomly held to seize dangerous weapons in school campuses;
  5. Moral rejuvenation seminars held in all North West Education districts in partnership with the QLTC in the Office of the Premier;
  6. District Safety Coordinators trained on Protocols on prevention of Corporal Punishment and Sexual Abuse and Harassment of leaners in schools;
  7. After the National Summit on School violence hosted by Minister in 2018, five provinces (Gauteng, North West, Free State, Western Cape and Eastern Cape) have convened provincial summits to roll-out the Declaration and implementation of the recommendations to enhance safe learning environments and instil a culture of respect and discipline among leaners and educators.

06 September 2019 - NW441

Profile picture: Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI

Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(a) What number of learners have received (i) tablets and/or (ii) laptops from the Government since 1 January 2019 and (b) from which budget(s) was or were the devices bought?

Reply:

a) (i) and (ii)

The Departments of Basic Education and Telecommunications and Postal Services in collaboration with ICASA provided 105 (North West=55, Mpumalanga=21 and Gauteng =29) schools with ICT equipment as part of the Universal Service and Access Obligations (USAO). Each school received the following ICT equipment:

  • 24 x Tablets for learners;
  • 1 x Server loaded with DBE electronic content;
  • 2 x Teacher laptops;
  • 2 x Wi-Fi Access Points;
  • 1 x data projector; and
  • 1 x Mobile charging trolley.

b) The budget for the rollout of USAO solution is part of the Network Operators Licence Obligations imposed by ICASA.

Further information about the procurement of tablets and laptops should be requested from the Provincial Education Departments. The PDEs are responsible for the rollout of tablets and laptops to teachers.

 

06 September 2019 - NW716

Profile picture: Mbhele, Mr ZN

Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

What measures and mechanisms did her department put in place and is implementing to enable, promote and expand small business access to equity financing?”

Reply:

Improving investment readiness is key to both debt and equity financing. The Department through its entities has a number of programmes that aimed at ensuring that SMMEs are enabled to access equity financing. We have incubation programmes that we are implementing through Seda where we provide structured training on both technical and soft skills to SMMEs. There is also a mentorship programme that is offered through Seda where we get skilled individuals to offer mentorship support to SMMEs. The agency also runs an investor pitching initiative called “Pitch & Perfect”, to close the large gap between what entrepreneurs present and what investors are looking for.

According to the Global Entrepreneurship Index, South Africa has higher innovation than the world average, but low risk capital and low start-up skills. Pitch & Perfect addresses these gaps, by providing annual seasons of both pitching masterclasses and pitching competitions at provincial and national level, to promote and enable investment readiness.

Through sefa, upon disbursement, if a client needs business support, sefa immediately assigns a mentor for a period of up to 12 months at sefa’s cost. In addition, sefa has an agreement with South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) to assist eligible sefa clients with management accounts at no cost to sefa clients.

_______________________________________________________________________________

06 September 2019 - NW627

Profile picture: Siwisa, Ms AM

Siwisa, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

What (a) total amount has (i) her department and (ii) each of the entities reporting to her spent on (aa) cleaning, (bb) security and (cc) gardening services in the (aaa) 2017-18 and (bbb) 2018-19 financial years, (b) amount was paid to each service provider to provide each specified service and (c) total amount was paid to each of the service providers?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(a) The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure has informed me as follows

(i) (aa) & (aaa) & (bbb) The Department has spent the following amounts for cleaning: R137 924 674.68 in 2017/2018 and R152 646 408.40 in 2018/2019;

(bb) & (aaa) & (bbb) The Department has spent on security an amount of

R 60 943 700.76 for 2017/2018 and R 78 892 407.32 for 2018/2019;

(cc) & (aaa) & (bbb) The Department has spent on gardening an amount of

R 103 312 968.54 for 2017/2018 and R 115 323 696.25 for 2018/2019.

(b) and (c) See Annexure A

(a) (ii) Response in respect of the Public Entities report to the Department of

Public Works and Infrastructure:

  • For Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB),) (aa), (bb), (aaa), (bbb), (b) and (c)

(aa) & (aaa) & (bbb) The three entities listed above have spent the following amounts for cleaning: R1 578 228.50 in 2017/2018 and R1 696 746.46 in 2018/2019;

(bb) & (aaa) & (bbb) The three entities listed above have spent on security an amount of R 244 667.91 for 2017/2018 and R 349 708.21 for 2018/2019;

(cc) & (aaa) & (bbb) The three entities listed above have spent on gardening an amount of R 0 for 2017/2018 and R 0 for 2018/2019.

(b) and (c) See Annexure B

  • Council of the Built Environment (CBE) and the Agrément South Africa (ASA)

The CBE and ASA did not have any expenditure on cleaning, gardening services or security during the 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years.-

(b) and (c) See Annexure B

  • For Independent Development Trust (IDT)

(aa) & (aaa) & (bbb) The IDT has spent the following amounts for cleaning: R1 578 228.50 in 2017/2018 and R1 696 746.46 in 2018/2019;

(bb) & (aaa) & (bbb) The IDT has spent on security an amount of R 244 667.91 for 2017/2018 and R 349 708.21 for 2018/2019;

(cc) & (aaa) & (bbb) The IDT has spent on gardening an amount of R 0 for 2017/2018 and R 0 for 2018/2019.

(b) and (c) - See Annexure C

06 September 2019 - NW110

Profile picture: Ngcobo, Mr S

Ngcobo, Mr S to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)Whether, in line with the Government policy of taking services to the people, she will commit to the development of nonviable schools within the communities where they are located, rather than closing them down and incurring huge costs for transporting learners to the well-developed schools; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether she would consider developing a policy on the special post provisioning norm for this category of schools, which usually have a very low student enrolment due to their historic deeply rural background; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. Rationalisation of schools cannot be implemented in a blanket approach, but on a case by case approach. In general, non-viable schools are a disadvantage to learners as they cannot be provided with resources and sufficient number of educators, to ensure quality education at par with other schools. However, where circumstances dictate that such schools be retained in communities where they are located, such a determination will be dictated by its peculiar circumstance. As such, it will not be prudent to commit that all non-viable schools will be retained where they are located.

2. The Department continuously monitors the effectiveness of the post provisioning norms including the provisioning to small schools. Once it is decided that it is viable to maintain or establish a small school after considering both educational effectiveness and cost efficiency, the post provisioning norms assists in determining the number of posts to be provided to such a school. The current Post Provisioning Norms are under review to ensure that small schools are adequately addressed. This is being done together with stakeholders in the Education Labour Relations Council.

 

06 September 2019 - NW715

Profile picture: Mbhele, Mr ZN

Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

What measures and mechanisms did her department put in place and is implementing to enable, promote and expand small business access to private sector credit from commercial banks, specifically by having the State acting as surety and/or providing debt financing as collateral for eligible small, medium and micro enterprises?

Reply:

As announced during our tabling of the Department's Annual Performance Plan (2019/2020, the Department has adopted a new operational model which includes Access to Finance as a full programme. This programme extends to risk cover and business rescue, SMME contracting models, SMME payments, Common Application Templates, Blended Funding, SMME Funding Policy, financial sustainability and innovative funding facilities. These Initiatives will progressively be rolled out throughout the next five years jointly with the private sector. Currently the credit guarantee scheme which is called Khula Credit Guarantee Scheme that is implemented through sefa is in partnership with the private sector. This scheme offers guarantee to lenders on behalf of SME borrowers who would otherwise have their access impeded by the lack of collateral required by various financiers. We intend to upscale this programme as part of expanding various funding options for SMEs.

 

06 September 2019 - NW453

Profile picture: van der Merwe, Ms LL

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

(1) With reference to the undocumented migrants who trade illegally within the borders of the Republic and her recent statements in this regard, what plans has her department put in place in order to identify all businesses run by undocumented migrants; (2) what is the annual contribution of the foreign-owned small businesses to the gross domestic product; (3) whether she has found reports that the Republic loses R7 billion annually in revenue due to foreign-owned tuck shops that have replaced the spaza shops run by South Africans are a true reflection of the facts; if not, why not; if so, what are the full relevant details?”

Reply:

1. The Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) is participating in the National Joint Operational and Intelligent Structure which comprise of Home Affairs, South Africa Police Service, Intelligent Unit, South African Revenue Service and National Prosecuting Authority, which is aimed at addressing issues relating to undocumented migrants trading in South Africa as well as the production and dealing of illicit goods, among others.

The above mentioned multi stakeholder Task Team is working together with various Local Business Chambers to identify and quantify all businesses that are operated by undocumented migrants. As I announced during my budget vote speech, we are in the process of developing a database / repository of all informal businesses that are operating in South Africa.

2. The contribution of foreign-owned small businesses to Gross Domestic Product is unknown as they are part of the undeclared/ informal economy. Additionally, most businesses in the informal sector are unregistered, unlicensed and do not make use of banking and financial institutions. As such, these businesses do not pay tax as well.

As recently witnessed in news reports, some of the goods traded are counterfeit and in the food retail sector; most of the goods sold are not certified by health and other relevant authorities. It is therefore difficult to quantify the contribution of foreign-owned businesses to the local economy.

3. Spaza Shops in the Township and Rural Areas have grown to be predominately run by foreign nationals. There has been a decline in the number of South African owned shops due to reasons such as the lack of government support, which we seek to address as the Department of Small Business Development.

06 September 2019 - NW584

Profile picture: Tshwaku, Mr M

Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(a) On what date was the contract to accommodate the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture with certain companies (details furnished) signed, (b) for what duration is the contract and (c) what (i) is the rate being charged in terms of the contract and (ii) total amount of money has been paid to date?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a)The lease agreement with Redefine Properties was signed on the 28th of May 2018 by DPWI and on the 14th of June 2018 by Redefine Properties. The lease agreements with Tiso Blackstar were signed on the 28th of May 2018 and on the 31st of July 2018 by Tiso Blackstar.

b) The lease agreements for Tiso Blackstar were signed for 12 months and have been extended for a further period of 7 months. The lease agreement with Redefine was signed for a period of 3 years.

c) Tiso Black Star lease for offices: monthly rental of R 72 846.52.

Tiso Black Star lease for auditorium: monthly rental R 796 950.00.

Redefine lease for offices: monthly rental R 374 900.61.

ii) The total amount paid to date is R 14 837 975.97.

06 September 2019 - NW592

Profile picture: Keetse, Mr PP

Keetse, Mr PP to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

What number of (a) plumbers, (b) electricians, (c) carpenters and (d) boilermakers graduated in each of the past five years?

Reply:

The numbers of qualified artisans in boiler making, carpentry, electrical and plumbing for the period 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2019 are tabulated below:

Trade

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

Total

Boilermaker

1 081

958

1 196

1 144

1 143

5 522

Carpenter

117

116

231

305

253

1 022

Electrician

3 000

3 261

4 679

5 737

5 245

21 922

Plumber

579

826

1 239

1 234

1 855

5 733

Total

4 777

5 161

7 345

8 420

8 496

34 199

06 September 2019 - NW752

Profile picture: Hoosen, Mr MH

Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

(1)Whether her department hosted any event and/or function related to its 2019 Budget Vote debate; if so, (a) where was each event held, (b) what was the total cost of each event and (c) what is the name of each person who was invited to attend each event as a guest; (2) whether any gifts were distributed to guests attending any of the events; if so, (a) what are the relevant details of the gifts distributed and (b) who sponsored the gifts?”

Reply:

1. Following the proceedings of the Budget vote held on 12 July 2019, the Minister hosted a brief Stakeholder engagement session.

(a) The Stakeholder engagement meeting was held in the Parliamentary precinct at Palm Court, Marks Building.

(b) The total cost spent was R17, 866.00.

(c) The Protection of Personal Information Act prohibits the sharing personal details of participants however, the invitees comprised of stakeholders from SMME Organisations and Cooperatives, Incubators, Corporate entities, members of the public and support staff.

(2) No gifts were distributed.

(a)&(b) Not applicable.

06 September 2019 - NW133

Profile picture: Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI

Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(a) What total number of educators that teach Grade 3 are currently employed by (i) her department and (ii) each provincial department of education and (b) what number of the specified educators (i) were tested for English language proficiency and (ii) passed the English language proficiency test in each province?

Reply:

(a) (i) The National Department of Basic Education does not employ teachers.

(ii) The Department does not routinely collect information on the actual number of educators by Grade as part of regular monitoring and reporting. The figures below are an estimation based on the number of Grade 3 classes.

PROVINCE

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF EDUCATORS

Eastern Cape

5 125

Free State

1 680

Gauteng Province

4 770

KwaZulu-Natal

6 528

Limpopo

3 510

Mpumalanga

2 306

Northern Cape

805

North West

1 911

Western Cape

3 071

Grand Total

29706

Source: Education Management Information System Data, 2018

(b) (i) 2018 Foundation Phase (FP) English First Additional Language (EFAL) teachers were tested nationwide on English with emphasis on reading.

(ii) 65% of these teachers did very well, while the remaining 35% is getting attention through the Primary School Reading Improvement Programme (PSRIP).

06 September 2019 - NW544

Profile picture: Bagraim, Mr M

Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

What (a) number of workers in the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) are currently employed in the Senqu Local Municipality, (b) is the duration of employment of the workers, (c) is the monthly stipend paid to each worker and (d) method is used to appoint the EPWP workers? NW1540E

Reply:

 

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(a) A total of 159 work opportunities were reported by the Senqu Local Municipality in quarter 1 of 2019/20 financial year. The work opportunities reported were from three projects in the Infrastructure, Environment and Social Sectors.

 

(b)The average duration of work opportunities that were created in the Municipality as reported in quarter 1 of 2019/20 is 53 days.

 

(c) The average daily wage paid to participants in the Municipality was R98 per day.

 

(d) The suitable method of recruitment is determined by the public body responsible for the implementation of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) Projects. However, Recruitment Guidelines have been developed by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure, which public bodies must follow to ensure fair, transparent and equitable recruitment of participants.

05 September 2019 - NW619

Profile picture: Msane, Ms TP

Msane, Ms TP to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

What (a) total amount has (i) her department and (ii) each of the entities reporting to her spent on (aa) cleaning, (bb) security and (cc) gardening services in the (aaa) 2017-18 and (bbb) 2018-19 financial years, (b) amount was paid to each service provider to provide each specified service and (c) total amount was paid to each of the service providers?

Reply:

a) (i) Dirco

Total Amount = R 6 793 492.69

b) (ii) ARF

Total Amount = R 0

Financial year 2017-18

(aa) Cleaning

Total amount paid: R 2 701 441.87

(bb) Security, None

(cc) Gardening, None

(bbb) Financial year 2018-19

(a) Cleaning

Total amount paid: R 2 639 082.47

(b) Security

Total amount paid: R 1 334 226.85

(c) Gardening

Total amount paid: R 118 741.50

05 September 2019 - NW655

Profile picture: Zungula, Mr V

Zungula, Mr V to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

Whether, in light of the Legacy Report of the Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development of the Fifth Parliament, wherein Recommendation 15.3 states that there is a lack of a national legislative framework to deal with the dominance of foreign nationals in the micro economy (details furnished), she has found that public hearings need to be held to engage South Africans on the specified issue; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?””

Reply:

The Department of Trade and Industry back in 2013 drafted a Business Licensing Bill which amongst other things was developed:

  • To provide for a simple and enabling framework for procedures for application of licensing of business by setting national norms and standards; to provide for framework for co-operative governance and harmonisation of standard procedures and minimum, requirements for application of business licence;
  • To provide for framework for support monitoring and standard setting by national government in order to build local government into an efficient, frontline agency capable of integrating the activities of all spheres of government for the overall social and economic upliftment of communities in harmony with their local natural environment;
  • To provide for the appointment of inspectors; to provide for framework of penalties and administrative fines for non-compliance; and
  • To repeal the Businesses Act, 1991 and all proclamations, notices, regulations promulgated under that law; and to provide for matters connected therewith.  

The Bill went through the stages of the legislation development processes including the tabling in Parliament in 2014. However, due to dissatisfaction from the business formations, the Bill was sent back to the dti in 2014 for further consultations. The dti spent a greater part of 2014 consulting with business formations and other relevant stakeholders. The process of retabling the Bill was not finalised given the transfer of the mandate of small business development to the newly formed Department of Small Business which did not adequate capacity to finalise the process.

Therefore whether it is regulations or legislation that is aimed at dealing with the issues around managing the economic activities in the microeconomy I am of the view that it will not be necessary to undertake consultations for the third time on the same issues.