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14 September 2020 - NW1846

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Transport

(1) In view of his indication that plans for theformalisation of the taxi industry are at an advanced stage, what are the reevant details of the specified plan: (2)whether the plan includes (a) a subsidy for the ordinary taxi operator (b) minibus-taxis in the Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network of each town; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

1. formalisation in this context means that operators in the taxi industry would have to operate as registered businesses in the formal economy and comply with all regulatory requirements for operating a business. The Department is planning a National Taxi Lekgotlaat the end of October 2020, which will provide a platform to all stakeholders to start engaging on issues affecting the taxi industry includingformalisation. The Department launched a Public Discourse Platform on Thursday, 20th August 2020 where civil society is provided with an opportunity to make inputs on these matters.

(2) whether the plan includes

(a) a subsidy for the ordinary taxi operator

Subsidy is for the end user and therefore subsidy for the taxi industry would be looking assist the end user and not necessarily the taxi operator;

(b) minibus-taxis in the Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network of each town; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Public transport subsidisation is implemented in response to a wide range of transport objectives but mainly to make transport services affordable and accessible to the user. Direct operational subsidy applies exclusively to formalised public transport services through contracting. Therefore formalization is critical for the taxi industry to participate in the integrated public transport networks implemented in different cities, where each mode plays its role in terms of the IPTN plans including minibus taxis.

 

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14 September 2020 - NW1816

Mkhonto, Ms C N to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

What steps will his department take to (a) intervene and (b) save the livelihoods of the workers employed at Mthatha Motors in the Eastern Cape who have been instructed by their employer to take unpaid leave during the lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus?

Reply:

The labour inspector was dispatched to conduct an inspection to determine the level of non-compliance by the employer.

OUTCOME OF THE INSPECTION CONDUCTED

The BCEA and OHS inspection was conducted on the 13th of August 2020. During the inspection, it transpired that the employees are covered by MIBCO Bargaining Council. Employees were given two options by the employer during lockdown,

  1. to take unpaid leave and personally claim from UIF,
  2. another option was to take paid leave.

Some of the employees opted for paid annual leave while the rest of the employees were given paid leave while the employer also claimed for the COVID- 19 (Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme TERS) benefits.

The Department issued the Amended COVID-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme directive that was signed on the 16th of April 2020 (clause 5.4) which provides as follows: “ an employer who has required an employee to take annual leave during the period of lockdown in terms of section 22(1)(b) of the BCEA 1997(Act 75 of 1997) may set off an amount received from the UIF in respect of that employee’s COVID -19 benefit against the amount paid to the employee in respect of annual leave provided that the employee is credited proportionate entitlement to paid annual leave in the future”

Amendment to Directive

Clause 5.5 provides as follows : “ To speed payment of COVID 19 benefits to employees, employers are urged to pay employees based on clause 3.4 of the Directive and reimburse or set off such with COVID 19 benefits claim payments from UIF”

In the case of these employees, the employer did not deduct paid annual leave from the UIF COVID-19 TERS payments.

Proof of UIF COVID-19 TERS and annual leave payments will be provided by the employer.

The employer is in the process of closing the business due to lease agreement that is coming to an end with TOTAL. CCMA is facilitating the retrenchment process. (Case No EC EL3458/20)

It is therefore recommended that the employer deducts the paid annual leave from July COVID-19 TERS benefits to ensure that if the employees are retrenched they would be reimbursed for the annual leave credit.

14 September 2020 - NW1541

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Mey, Mr P to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether there have been any delays at South African ports with the unloading, processing and transport of imported goods out of the harbours during the Covid-19 lockdown period; if so, (a) what are the relevant details, (b) what are the reasons for such delays, (c) what is the estimated loss to the economy, (d) what measures are being put in place to address the delays and (e) how long does he envisage will the delays still occur;

Reply:

There were some delays at South African ports with the unloading processing and transportation of imported goods out of the harbours during the hard Covid–19 lockdown which would fall under Level 5 however it must be stressed out that only the Port of Durban that was heavily affected due to the type of cargo it handles and the role it playes not only in South Africa’s economy but also in landlock countries in the SADC region.

a) During the first two weeks of the lockdown it was only the essentiasl cargo that was allowed to leave the port terminals and this was only for container terminals as most of the cargo being handled in such terminals is largley for manufactured goods. It was immdedialy discovered that approach was counter productive because the terminal stacking capacity was getting fuller and it was difficult to pick and choose which cargo that should be prioritsed. As a principle of efficiency in terminal managment the terminal must always be kept 50% full so that flow of cargo in and out of the terminal is optimised. There was therefore a decision taken to allow non essential cargo to leave the container terminals as bonded cargo to Customs approved warehouses and also to Shipping Liner’s warehouses in an effort to decongest the container terminals and that proved to be the best decision

b) The delays were caused by the arrival of the non essential and essential cargo at the same time sometimes both essential and non essential goods would be in the same container which proved to be catastrophic in trying to separate the imported goods. Another challenge the number of employees that were operational during the hard lockdown was heavily reduced for example in the Port of Durban only two gangs (gang is the shift or a number of people on one shift) were operational at any given time compare to five gangs and only two berths thatt were allocated to the shipping lines.

c) What is the estimated loss to the economy, the question should not be looked at in isolation with overall economic impact that came with COVID-19. But Transnet National Ports Authority is projecting not less 20% of revenue loss due to COVID-19. It will however be important to do an indepth study on the impact of COVID-19 within the maritme value chain.

d) Transnet National Ports Authority as a landord of the South African port system is now providing all supporting services at full capacity to support the activities in the ports such as marine and pilotage services and Transnet Ports Terminal which is the main the terminal operator especially of containers sector and is still ramping up the operations especially in the Port of Cape Town where the latest most delays have been prevalent which is the indication that what is happening in this country on the number of COVID-19 infections has also affected the port employees

e) The recent delays have largely been in one port which is the Port of Cape Town and these delays have been in two folds:

  1. The port workers have heavily been affected by high infection rates particulary in Cape Town which affected the number of employees coming to work and subsequently the poor productivity
  2. The state of Transnet Ports Terminal equipments has been a major concern for the port users and Transnet has adviced that it is a matter that is given urgent attention. It is however advisable that Department of Public Enterprises is the right Department to present those plans and interventions.

(2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

The Ministry does not deem it necessary at this stage. The Minister is however amendable should the house deem it appropriate

14 September 2020 - NW1462

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Ngwezi, Mr X to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

What has he found are the biggest challenges that institutions such as (a) Harambe, (b) Youth Employment Service, (c) Youth Lab and (d) any other youth employment incubator initiatives are facing in view of the fact that the latest statistics from Statistics South Africa paints a bleak picture of the reality facing 20,6 million young South Africans between the ages of 15 to 34 years who are neither employed nor in any form of educational institution and/or training facility and that the numbers for black youth in the rural and peri-urban areas are exponentially worse where unemployment figures are in excess of 40%?

Reply:

 

I may not be familiar with every little challenge that the provided list of youth organisations faces on a daily basis as none of these entities fall under the Department of Employment and Labour whilst others are not even in government. Amongst the challenges that we have identified within government that continue to contribute to high unemployment rate amongst the youth are the following:

  • The structural nature of the South African economy, low economic growth levels compounded by Insufficient investments by the private and public sector in new ventures and infrastructure
  • socio economic challenges and the high poverty levels that remain amongst blacks and in some instances contributing to school drop outs especially in peri-urban and rural areas,
  • limited skill acquisition and resultant inadequate preparation of youth for entry into the world of work,
  • rapid changes in the labour market fuelled by digitization and automation.
  • The covid-19 pandemic has further added to the above challenges.

I am aware that despite challenges that these youth organisations continue to face on a daily basis, they have done a lot to assist government in addressing the plight of our young people. Within government, great strides have been made in improving employability of young people through interventions in the education system but more still needs to be done. Government has also implemented a number of interventions to address the youth unemployment problem. These includes:-

  • High level interventions to grow the economy within National Development Plan 2030, the Medium Term Strategic Framework and Agreements conclude by the President and the various Ministers.

Within the Department of Employment and Labour:

  • The Promulgation of the Employment Services Act 2014 was introduced to guide the Department in its free services to promote youth employment. These services include registration of work seekers and employment opportunities, the matching, counselling, placement offered through 126 Labour centres, satellite and visiting points; and vulnerable groups employment schemes through 13 Supported Employment Enterprises Factories and Subsidized organizations that employ people with disabilities.
  • Labour Activation programmes funded by the Unemployment Insurance Fund
  • Occupational death dependants Youth bursary scheme funded by the Compensation Fund.

Other departments have also initiated the following interventions that benefited millions of young people as part of their contribution:-

  • The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP)
  • Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) and Jobs Fund by National Treasury
  • The 2018 Jobs Summit Framework Agreement, as well as the establishment of the Job Fund
  • The Skills development system funded by the Skills levy, the Bursary Scheme funded under the NESFAS in the High Education and Science and Technology Department
  • More recently Government has developed the Presidential Youth Employment Interverntion which provided for the Presidential Youth Service, scaling the Youth Employment Service (YES) and the creation of a national pathway management network.

14 September 2020 - NW2011

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Seitlholo, Mr IS to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What amounts from the annual allocations of the Provincial Road Maintenance Grant were allocated to North West from the 2011-12 to 2019-20 financial years and (b) of the allocated funds for the above financial years, what amount (i) did the North West Department of Public Works and Roads use and (ii) of the funds was unspent and sent back to National Treasury?

Reply:

Since introduction of the Provincial Road Maintenance Grant (PRMG) in 2011, a total amount of R7 665 588 000.00 have been allocated to the province with the total expenditure of R5 843 912 000.00 between the financial years 2011/12 and 2019/20 as a supplementary grant to the equitable share allocation for the maintenance of the strategic secondary road network.

The detailed breakdown on the budget allocated, Expenditure and unspent amount is provided on the table below

PROVINCIAL ROADS MAINTENACE GRANT - BUDGET - 2011-2020

FINANCIAL YEARS

BUDGET

TOTAL EXPENDITURE (ACTUAL)

AMOUNT NOT SPENT

2011/2012

497 186 000.00

343 277 462.00

153 908 538.00

2012/2013

594 790 000.00

370 872 295.00

223 917 705.00

2013/2014

511 514 000.00

486 187 472.00

25 326 528.00

2014/2015

766 560 000.00

562 116 076.00

204 443 924.00

2015/2016

807 810 000.00

820 907 000.00

-13 097 000.00

2016/2017

867 524 000.00

619 401 000.00

248 123 000.00

2017/2018

932 884 000.00

908 168 000.00

24 716 000.00

2018/2019

1 341 407 887.00

678 492 243.00

662 915 644.00

2019/2020

1 345 917 000.00

1 054 491 893.00

291 425 107.00

TOTAL

7 665 588 000.00

5 843 912 000.00

1 821 681.000.00

14 September 2020 - NW1589

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Which of the entities reporting to him currently have (a)(i) filled and (ii) vacant positions on their Boards and (b) an acting (i) chief executive officer and (ii) chief financial officer; (2) what is the total (a) number of employees in each entity that are currently on any form of suspension, (b) number of months combined of suspended staff members in each entity and (c) cost to company expenditure in respect of all staff currently under suspension in each entity?

Reply:

Airport of South Africa (ACSA)

(1)(a)(i)

Name

Position

Appointment Date

Advocate SandileNogxina

Board Chairman

9 November 2018

Ms NosizweNokwe - Macamo

Non-executive Director and Lead Independent

01 September 2018

Ms KemiraEsterhuizen

Non-executive Director (PIC Nominee)

17 December 2019

Mr PascalisMokupo

Non-executive Director

01 September 2018

Ms PhydelisNtombifuthiZikalalaMvelase

Non-executive Director

01 September 2018

Ms NompumeleloMpofu

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

01 February 2020

Mr SiphamandlaMthethwa

Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer

01 May 2020

Mr YershenPillay

Non-executive Director

01 September 2018

Mr Nqobizitha Irvin Phenyane

Non-executive Director

01 September 2018

Mr Graeme Alvan Victor

Non-executive Director (PIC Nominee)

15 December 2019

(1)(a)(ii) The maximum number of Board members is twelve, including the CEO and CFO, and there are ten Board members, including the CEO and CFO.

(1)(b)(i) No, Ms N Mpofu assumed duties as ACSA Chief Executive Officer on 1 February 2020.

(1)(b)(ii) No, Mr S Mthethwa assumed duties as ACSA Chief Financial Officer on 1 May 2020.

a) number of employees in each entity that are currently on any form of suspension

12 employees

b) number of months combined of suspended staff members in each entity

84 (eighty-three) months

c) cost to company expenditure in respect of all staff currently under suspension

R1,386, 297

Air Traffic Navating Services (ATNS)

a) (i) All Board positions are filled except for the Chief Executive Officer, which is also a Director position.

(ii) Only the Chief Executive Officer position, is vacant

b) (i) There is a Delegated Chief Executive Officer

(ii) The position of a Chief Financial Officer is filled

(2) (a)Seven (7)

(b) 13 months. Six were suspended on 02 June 2019 and one was suspended on 24 May 2019

All cases are due for completion by the end of August 2020.

2 (c) As at end of June 2020, salaries to the value of R4 999 959, 44 have been paid to the suspended employees

Cross Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA)

(1) The Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA) has (a)(ii) 4 vacant positions in the Board and (b) an acting Chief Executive Officer and (ii) a full time Chief Financial Officer;

(2) (a) The C-BRTA has 2 employees on suspension (b) 23 (13 and 10 respectively) months combined of suspended staff members (c) The cost to company in respect of all staff currently under suspension for the C-BRTA is R 4 322 818,08

Road Accident Fund (RAF)

(1) The Road Accident Fund (RAF) currently has (a)(i) ten filled positions and (ii) three vacant positions on its Board and (b)(i) has an acting chief executive officer and (ii) acting chief financial officer;

(2) (a) The RAF currently has nine employees on suspension, (b) for a combined total of 40 months suspension and (c) for the total cost to company expenditure in respect of all staff currently under suspension of R1 942 648.99.

Road Transport Infringement Agency (RTIA)

1. (a) (i)None.

(ii)Board vacancies still exist and its appointment process underway and awaiting cabinet approval.

(b)(i) None;

(ii) None;

2. (a) 1 Employee: Mr MphoNtsana.

(b) Five (5) months.

(c) R 109 525,00

South African Maritime Safety Authority ( SAMSA)

1. (a) None

(ii) There are currently two vacancies at the Board

(b) (i) There is an appointed Acting CEO, awaiting Shareholder appointment of a permanent CEO.

(ii)There is a permanent CFO in place who is going on retirement in the next few months, a recruitment process was finalized and a new appointment (replacement) almost finalized.

2. (a) One

(b) 10 months by 26 July 2020

(c)R1, 136,799.34

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

1. (a)(i) The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) Board positions have all been filled. (ii)

There are no vacancies on the Board. (b) (i) The entity does not have an acting Chief Executive Officer (ii)The entity does not have an acting Chief Financial Officer. Both positions are filled.

2. (a) The SACAA currently has one (1) employee on suspension (b) the employee has been on suspension for a period of nine(9) months (c) at a cost to company of R 68 403.01 per month which is R 615627,09 for the nine months period. The employee is currently undergoing a disciplinary hearing which is in the final stages and should be concluded at the end of July 2020.

The hearing was delayed because of lockdown.

Ports Regulator of South Africa (PRSA)

  1. The Ports Regulator has (a)(i) filled the board positions effective 01 June 2020 for a 3-year term. (ii) N/A. (b)(i) The Ports Regulator does have a Chief Executive Officer in place, (ii) There is a Chief Financial Officer in Place as well.
  2. There are no employees who are (a) on suspension, (b) N/A, (c) N/A.

Railway Safety Regulations (RSR)

1. (a) (i) There’s currently one (1) vacancy on the RSR Board

(ii) Board Members are appointed on a month to month basis.

(b) (i) The RSR currently has an Acting Chief Executive Officer

2. The RSR currently has no employees on suspension

South African National Roads Limited (SANRAL)

(i) Filled positions:

Board of Directors’ Details

Occupational Level

Name & Surname

Job title

 

MrThembaMhambi

Independent Non-executive Board member (Chairperson)

Non-executive director

MrSkhumbuzoMacozoma

Executive Board member (CEO of SANRAL)

Executive director

Ms Avril Halstead

Non-executive Board member

Non-executive director

Mr Robert Haswell

Independent Non-executive Board member

Non-executive director

MsLungileMadlala

Independent Non-executive Board member

Non-executive director

MrThamsanqaMatosa

Independent Non-executive Board member

Non-executive director

Mr Alec Moemi

Non-executive Board member

Non-executive director

(ii) Vacant positions:

SANRAL has one vacant position for an independent, non-executive board member.

(b)Executive positions:

(i) Acting Chief Executive Officer:

(ii) Acting Chief Financial Officer:

The positions of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer are filled, there are no vacancies existing or acting personnel occupying the positions:

Executive’s details

Employment

Personnel Number

First Name

Last Name

Entry Date

Type of Appointment

Position

195

Inge

Mulder

4/1/2003

Permanent

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

637

Skhumbuzo Dennis

Macozoma

12/1/2016

Fixed Term Contract (5yr)

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

(2) what is the total (a) number of employees in each entity that are currently on any form of suspension, (b) number of months combined of suspended staff members in each entity and (c) cost to company expenditure in respect of all staff currently under suspension in each entity? NW1972E

SANRAL: Employees on suspension:

a) Employees on suspension

b) No. of months combined of suspended staff

c) Cost to company expenditure

0

0

0

There are currently no employees on suspension in SANRAL, therefore no cost associated with suspensions to report.

Passenger Rail of South Africa (PRASA)

(1) (a) (i) & (ii) Currently PRASA does not have a Board.

(b) (i) The Chief Executive Officer position is still vacant

(ii) The CFO vacancy is filled

(2) Suspensions

a) 49

b) 377

c) R2 884 260.86

Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC)

1. a) The RTMC Board currently has (i) nine filled positions and (ii) one vacant position

b) Not applicable

2. The total number of RTMC employees currently on suspension is

(a) Four

(b) The number of months they have been suspended is 11.

(c)  The cost to company expenditure in respect of all staff currently on suspension is R1 052 399.98.

14 September 2020 - NW2010

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Seitlholo, Mr IS to ask the Minister of Transport

What amount of the Provincial Road Maintenance Grant has his department allocated to the Department of Public Works and Roads in North West for the construction of (a) D210 from Cokonyane to Modimong and (b) D201 from Pampierstad to Matlapaneng roads respectively?

Reply:

As the Hounarable Member may be aware, the Provincial Road Maintenance Grant (PRMG) is a schedule 4 grant created to supplement the provincialinvestments for road infrastructuremaintenance(routine, periodic and special maintenance) and the repair of roads and bridges damaged by unforeseen incidents, including natural disasters. The grant does allow 25% of the total allocation to do improvements and upgrades from gravel to surface. All new facilities are to be funded from the provincial equitable share as published in the Division of Revenue Act (DoRA).

The construction of road D210 and D201 from gravel to tar cantherefore be addressed from the equitable share as well as the 25% of the grant allocation.

The Department of Public Works and Roads confirmed that the two roads are in their plan and will be constructed in accordance with the priorities made in 2012 by the communities of the Greater Taung Local Municipality. To that extent, priority 2 and 3 on the North West list of projects are underway and are towards completion. The Road D201 and D210 appear as priorities number 4 and number 5 on their list respectively therefore they will be constructed as per their priority program.

14 September 2020 - NW1484

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

With reference to the total number of Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) applications that his department has received to date, what total number of (a) TERS applications were received from (i) early childhood development centres and (ii) partial care facilities, (b) the specified applications in each case qualified for TERS funding and (c) the applications were rejected in each case;

Reply:

1.

  1. 293 applications were received from Early Childhood Development Centre
  2. UIF Database does not differentiate centres but register them as per the applicant.
  3. Total employees applied for is 4761
  4. 1940 applicants were rejected
  5. Below are various reasons for rejection.

Error types

Employees not declared

Bank Name not found

Shut-down From Date not found

Applicant already received TERS benefits from LAP - TERS

Account Number not found

ID No. is On Hold on the UIF Database

Account type not found

Leave Income is a Negative Amount

Branch Code not found

Monthly Salary is a negative amount

Duplicate ID

3.

    1. 2 821 employees were paid
    2. Total amount paid out is R 10 022 922.57
    3. The value still to be paid to 1940 employees not determined to date.

14 September 2020 - NW1953

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Komane, Ms RN to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

What total (a) amount has been disbursed by the Small Enterprise Finance Agencyand (b) number of businesses have been supported through the Covid-19 Emergency Relief Funds since the declaration of a national state of disaster?

Reply:

Programme

a)Amount Disbursed

b) Number of SMMEs/Spazas

SMMEs Debt Relief Fund

R306.7million

1 159

Spaza Shops Support Programme

R16.2 million

4 626

14 September 2020 - NW2002

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

With reference to her reply to question 1435 on 11 August 2020, what (a) number of parents have not fetched the learning materials for learners who suffer from comorbidities and (b) action has been taken in this regard?

Reply:

(a) and (b) DBE does not keep the information of learners with comorbidities and therefore we request Hon Member to forward the question to provincial legislatures.

14 September 2020 - NW1958

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)How far is the process of renaming the Cape Town International Airport and (b) what are the names that are being considered for renaming the airport; (2) whether he has found that renaming the specified airport as the Winnie Madikizela-Mandela International Airport would be supported; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW2403E

Reply:

1. The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) embarked on a project to rename the following airports: Cape Town International Airport, East London Airport, Port Elizabeth International Airport and Kimberley Airport. This is in line with the South African Geographical Names Council Act of 1998 (Act No. 118 of 1998) and is part of the Transformation of Heritage Landscape Government Programme. According to the Act, the Minister of Arts and Culture is responsible for the approval of geographical names after receiving recommendations from the South African Geographical Names Council (SAGNC). The SAGNC is only responsible for geographical features of national concern including, but not limited to, towns/cities, suburbs and any form of human settlement, post offices, stations, highways, airports and government dams. SAGNC is also responsible for natural landforms like mountains, hills, rivers, streams, bays, headlands and islands.

ACSA appointed an independent public participation consultant to facilitate a transparent public participation process. A report outlining the methodology undertaken in ensuring a transparent public participation process, as well as the outcome of proposals has been submitted to the Department of Transportand is being considered by the Department. The Report entails amongst others, the issuance of an advert in the print media and radio broadcasts to solicit name proposals, the public hearing event, how comments were collected and the results of the public input. The Report also include the process of renaming East London Airport, Port Elizabeth International Airport and Kimberley Airport, which is facilitated by Provinces and Municipalities.

2. A Report on the renaming of airports is being considered by the Department of Transport; including the outcome of public submissions with respect to the renaming of Cape Town International Airport.

11 September 2020 - NW2031

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

What are the terms and conditions for the provision of laptops to students who are recipients of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) grants;

Reply:

  1. University Students: The acquisition of digital learning devices for the 2020 NSFAS funded students registered at public higher education institutions shall be funded by the students’ learning materials allowance made available by NSFAS on a loan-to-buy basis.

Where a NSFAS funded student has the 2020 learning materials allowance available at the date of applying for the digital learning device, that learning materials allowance will be used by the institution to purchase the device on behalf of the student. Where the 2020 learning materials allowances has been used by the NSFAS funded student, the 2021 learning materials allowance shall be used to purchase the digital learning device. Should the student not return as a NSFAS funded student in future academic years, the student is liable to repay the amount due to the institution. Where applicable, the institution shall utilise its existing policies and procedures/guidelines to recover funds for the purchasing of the digital learning device from the student.

TVET Students: The acquisition of digital learning devices for the 2020 NSFAS funded students registered at public TVET colleges shall be as a once-off arrangement for the duration of their studies and a once-off 3-month data allowance in line with the negotiated deals between the Department and mobile network operators, with the exception of Trimester 1 and Semester 1 students who are already exiting the system. The digital learning device is a once-off allowance for the current 2020 academic year. Since this is an allowance, ownership of the digital learning device will vest with the student. Institutions must therefore ensure that only NSFAS funded students who are currently enrolled and registered with the TVET college receive this allowance and digital learning devices. Since Trimester 1 and Semester 1 are already at the end of the cycle, these students are not eligible to receive digital learning devices and shall be excluded from this once-off scheme.

  1. University Students: The institution shall issue a purchase order together with the NSFAS student details and at a minimum, the institution will maintain proper records of all digital learning devices distributed to NFSAS funded students. Rules on the return of devices to the institutions must be provided for in the asset management policy of the institution. The institution shall coordinate the logistical arrangements with the service provider(s) to ensure that the appropriate checks and balances are implemented and agreed upon to guarantee that the correct NSFAS funded students receives and accepts responsibility for the safekeeping and care of the digital learning devices.

TVET Students: The TVET college will maintain proper records of all digital learning devices distributed to NFSAS funded students. The digital learning devices will be delivered directly to NSFAS funded students. The TVET college shall coordinate the logistical arrangements with the service provider(s) to ensure that the appropriate checks and balances are implemented and agreed upon to guarantee that the correct NSFAS funded students receives and accepts responsibility for the safekeeping and care of the digital learning devices.

11 September 2020 - NW2038

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

With reference to his reply to question 555 on 25 May 2020, (a) what are the details of the progress achieved to date for each company and (b) how is the progress (i) monitored and (ii) reported in each case? [

Reply:

 

Eight (8) companies made commitments totalling R36.2 billion at the previous two South African Investment Conferences held in 2018 and 2019 respectively, as detailed in my reply to question 555.

These are private sectors investments and hence companies do not report progress publicly. However, feedback, monitoring and reporting on progress is facilitated through the project management function of InvestSA, who is in regular communication with the companies who have made investment commitments. InvestSA also facilitates inter-governmental cooperation to help unblock challenges which these projects may be experiencing.

While the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted progress on some of the investments in the tourism and hospitality sectors, I am advised that a number of projects are under construction.

Further progress will be reported at the 3rd South African Investment Conference, which is expected to be held later this year.

 

11 September 2020 - NW1950

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

Whether, in terms of the allocation of fishing rights to small-scale fishermen, her Department has an indication as b what number of the rights holder (a) are paper quota holders and (b) harvest their own quotas; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

Small-scale fishing rights are allocated to community-based legal entities in the form of co-operatives. These cooperatives as made up of verified and declared small-scale fishers in teas of the Marine Living Resources Act, 2014 (Act No. 5 of 2014). These fishers have met the relevant criteria and proved their historical involvement in fi9hing, as well as deriving a major part of their livelihood from traditional fishing operations. As such, there are no 'Paper Quota Holders' in the Small-scale Fishing Sector.

All fishes that form part of the small-scale fisheries cooperatives are involved in either one of the many fishing operations that include, amongst others, catching, processing and/or marketing of fish.

Regards

Ms BD CREECY, MP

MINISTER OF FORESTRY, FISHERIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
DATE: 11/09/2020

11 September 2020 - NW2039

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

What (a) plans does her Department have in place for providing preferential pricing structures for South Africans, as opposed B non-South Africans, which will provide access to South African National Parks (SANParks) properties, (b) research has been done in this regard and (c) are the (i) timeframes, (ii) milestones and (iii) deadlines regarding preferential pricing structures?

Reply:

 

  1. SANParks already implements a differential pricing and fee structure for South Africans and international guests. This differentials system was introduced in 2003, and the effect thereof is that South Africana receive preferential rates as compared to international guests. This was done to improve and expand access to National Parks by South Africans.
  2. Research had been conducted prior b the implementation of the preferential pricing system. SANParks embarked on a benchmarking exercise, comparing our fee structure with similar conservation authorities on the African continent.
  3. SANParks started implementing the Preferential Pricing mechanism in November 2003, and this pricing structure is being implemented currently

i Not applicable as the system is already being implemented

ii Not applicable as the system is already being implemented

iii. Not applicable as the system is already being implemented

Regards

MS BD CREECY, MP

MINISTER OF FORESTRY, FISHERIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
DATE: 11/09/2020

11 September 2020 - NW1963

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

What was the total number of live (a) black rhino and (b) white rhino in the Republic (i) in each of the past six financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2020 up to the latest specified date for which information is

Reply:

Rhino numbers are informed by a variety of sources, and complied in report submitted to institutions responsible for the implementation of conservation treaties such æ the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species(CITES). Specific complementary reports are the following:
Red List of Mammals of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland for bath white and black rhino;
the Non Detriment findings for both white and black chino;
a report from the IUCN Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC) African and Asian Rhino Specialist Groups; and
TRAFFIC to the CITES Secretariat pursuant to Resolution Conf. 9.14 (Rev. CoP17)

Ms BD CREECY, MP

MINISTER OF FORESTRY, FISHERIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
DATE:11/09/2020

11 September 2020 - NW1994

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Winkler, Ms HS to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

Whether an export quota for lion bone is being considered for 2020; if not, why not; Neo, what are the reasons?

Reply:

The judgment of National Council of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals v Minister of Environ mental Affairs and Others on the lion bone export quota determination process requested the Minister to give consideration to welfare issues relating to lions in captivity when determining the quota. The Department was, therefore, not able b determine the 2019 lion bone export quota and such determination process was thus deferred.

 

Regards

MS BD CREECY, MP
Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment:

Date: 11/09/2020

10 September 2020 - NW1843

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

By what date does her department intend to complete the Reconstruction and Development Programme houses that were left incomplete in 2016 at Mahwelereng and Makhado in Limpopo?

Reply:

 

To begin with Honourable member, it is important to note that the RDP houses were discontinued when Cabinet adopted the Comprehensive Plan for the Development of Sustainable Human Settlements in 2004 setting new standards for housing typologies for government houses referred to as BNG houses.

The total number of incomplete units in the Mogalakwena Local Municipality is 319 houses spread over a total of 14 villages. The Limpopo Provincial Department of Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements & Traditional Affairs has appointed Contractors in 2019/2020 to complete 210 units. It is expected that the units will be completed by the end of October 2020. The Provincial Department will appoint Contractors during the 2021/22 financial year to complete the remaining 109 units. The anticipated completion date is 31 March 2022.

The total number of incomplete units in the Makhado Local Municipality is 87 spread over a total of 11 villages. The Limpopo Provincial Department of Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements & Traditional Affairs will appoint Contractors in the 2021/2022 financial year to complete the 87 units. The anticipated completion date is 31 March 2022.

10 September 2020 - NW1893

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Ngwenya, Ms DB to ask the Minister of Police

Whether there are any plans to build more police stations in (a) Mohlakeng and (b) Toekomsrus townships in the Rand West City Local Municipality, Gauteng, seeing that there is a rapid increase in the population of the specified townships and an increase in the rate of crime?

Reply:

  1. A work study investigation, with regard to the upgrading of the Mohlakeng Satellite Police Station, to a fully-fledged police station, has been completed and is pending a decision by the South African Police Service (SAPS) Gauteng Provincial Management. The establishment of a fully-fledged police station, in Mohlakeng, will entail the division of the current Randfontein policing area, to establish separate poiicing areas for the two police stations.
  1. No, in the event that the work study investigation, which is referred to in paragraph (a) is approved, Toekomsrus will be policed by the proposed Mohlakeng Police Station.

Reply to question 1893 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/08/28

Reply to question 1893 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 09/09/2020

10 September 2020 - NW1808

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Sindane, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

What number of police stations(a) had to be closed since the first reported case of confirmed Covid-19 in the SA Police Service (SAPS), (b) have re-opened and (c) are yet to re-open;

Reply:

(1)(a) As at 6 August 2020, a total of 1 069 police stations have had to close, since the first reported, confirmed COVID-19 case, in the South African Police Service (SAPS).

(1)(b) All 1 069 police stations are fully functional.

(1)(c) A total of 78 police stations were operating in temporary structures. (2)(a) A total number of 2 228 police officers have been quarantined.

(2)(b) The posts occupied by police officers who are in isolation, are not deemed to be vacant and are, therefore, not filled through the permanent appointment of other police officers, in these posts.

The SAPS shift system, which is used for operational members at police stations, makes provision for contingency arrangements to be put in place when a member is not able to report for duty, including during self-isolation. This includes the following:

o Calling up SAPS members, who are on rest days.

2

0 Making use of police reservists.

0 Deployment of SAPS members, who are employed in support functions.

O Deployment of SAPS members, from cluster or district level, to assist on a

temporary basis.

V\/hen police stations or other service points are closed, the members, who were not exposed to the virus and not in self isolation, may be redeployed to assist at an alternative service office or to support operational duties.

Command groups have been established in every province and at national level, to ensure that the provision of policing services continue, despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, support, in respect of the prevention, management and response to COVID-19 infections in the SAPS, is provided by the COVID-19 Steering Committee, which is chaired at the level of a Deputy National Commissioner and includes all the relevant operational and support disciplines of the SAPS.

The SAPS has appropriate measures in place, at all levels, to ensure that services are rendered. However, it is important to recognise that these conditions do represent unusual challenges to the SAPS, as to all other frontline services. The cooperation and support of communities is valued and appreciated, during this time.

Reply to question 1808 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/08/28
Reply to question 1808 approved

GENERAL BH CELE, MP
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 09/09/2020

10 September 2020 - NW1876

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) are the reasons that the Edenvale Police Station removed the cameras in the charge office and cells and (b) was the cost of installing the specified cameras? NW2324E

Reply:

  1. The South African Police Service (SAPS) has no record of cameras that were installed or removed, at the Edenvale Police Station.
  2. Not applicable.

 

 

 

 

10 September 2020 - NW2149

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What (i) are the names of the persons who have been recently appointed onto the SA Tourism (SAT) Board, (ii) criteria were used in their appointment and (iii) expertise will each of the new members bring to SAT and (b) on what date (i) was each member officially appointed onto the Board and (ii) will their term of office come to an end in each case?

Reply:

(a)

(i) What are the names of the persons who have been recently appointed onto the SA Tourism (SAT)

Board.

(ii) What criteria that were used in their appointment.

(iii) What expertise will each of the new members bring to SAT.

1. Mr Siyabonga Dube

Board members are appointed on the basis of their knowledge, experience or qualifications

relating to the functions of the

Governance, public sector

finance and auditing

2. Advocate Monjakunyane

Gumbi

 

Legal and Leadership

2149 (NW2714E)

(i) What are the names of the persons who have been recently appointed onto the SA Tourism (SAT)

Board.

(ii) What criteria that were used in their appointment.

(iii) What expertise will each of the new members bring to SAT.

3. Ms. Gloria Serobe

Board. The combined individual skills and expertise contribute to the effective functioning of the Board as an entity, as decisions are taken collectively.

Leadership, Governance and

Finance

4. Mr. Mduduzi Zakwe

 

Audit and information

technology

5. Ms. Zola Baba Tshefu

 

Tourism and public sector

governance

(b)

(i) On what date was each member officially

appointed onto the Board.

(ii) On what date will their term of office come to

an end in each case?

1. Mr Siyabonga Dube

11 August 2019

31 May 2021

2. Advocate Monjakunyane Gumbi

29 April 2020

31 May 2021

3. Ms. Gloria Serobe

29 April 2020

31 May 2021

4. Mr. Mduduzi Zakwe

May 2020

31 May 2021

5. Ms. Zola Baba Tshefu

11 August 2019

31 May 2021

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10 September 2020 - NW1861

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) did his review of the deployment of the SA National Defence Force members to help fight crime in Cape Town find and (b) lessons have the SA Police Service learnt from this experience about fighting crime? NW2267E

Reply:

During Operation Lockdown, a multidisciplinary approach between the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), in a supportive role, to fight crime in identified hotspot policing precincts, within the Cape Town metropole, led to a significant reduction in contact crimes.

A multidisciplinary strategy, resulting in coordinated planning, optimal utilisation of resources, focused execution and joint review and assessment of operations, is critical to the enhancement of our crime combating efforts.

Reply to question 1861 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/08/28

Reply to question 1861 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, (MP)
Date: 09/09/2020

GENERAL H AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

10 September 2020 - NW1926

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Police

With regard to the recent illegal land invasions seen in Khayelisha, Cape Town during the lockdown, what (a) total number of persons have since been arrested for convening an illegal gathering as per the Disaster Management Act, Act 57 of 2002, (b) total number of persons have been arrested and charged for destruction of property and (c) steps has he taken to ensure that there are no illegal gatherings and/or illegal invasion of state and privately owned land? NW2441E

Reply:

  1. From 27 March 2020 to 21 August 2020, a total number of 466 persons have been arrested for convening an illegal gathering, as per the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002).
  2. From 27 March 2020 to 21 August 2020, a total number of 299 persons have been arrested and charged for the destruction of property.
  3. Regular planning meetings, are held with the various law enforcement agencies. The South African Police Service (SAPS) also has an early warning system, based on crime intelligence reports, which informs the coordinating committees.

Reply to question 1926 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/08/28

Reply to question 1926 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 09/09/2020

10 September 2020 - NW1074

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) is the total number of gender-based violence (GBV) cases which has been reported to the SA Police Service since the beginning of the lockdown on 26 March 2020 in each province and (b) number of the specified GBV cases have resulted in the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators in each case?

Reply:

(a) and (b)

The total number of gender-based violence (GBV) cases, which were reported to the South African Police Service (SAPS), since the beginning of the lockdown, on 26 March 2020, in each province and the number of the specified GBV cases, which resulted in the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators in each case, are reflected in the table below:

Province

(a)

Total reported

b

b

   

Total persons charged

Total persons convicted

Eastern Cape

243

488

8

Free State

189

373

18

Gauteng

743

1137

23

KwaZulu-Natal

230

375

4

Limpopo

97

253

31

Mpumalanga

88

151

7

North West

77

140

3

Northern Cape

37

122

1

Western Cape

530

1019

35

Total

2234

4 058

130

 

2

Reply to question 1074 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

Date:

Reply to question 1074 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE (MP)

Date: 09/09/2020

10 September 2020 - NW1830

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Police

Whether he has taken any steps against some government officials who violated lockdown regulations when they attended the funeral service of the late Mr A M Mlangeni; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the steps that have been taken?

Reply:

A criminal case was opened at the Orlando Police Station, on 30 July 2020, CAS 298/07/2020, for Contravention of the Disaster Management Act 2020, regulating the number of attendees to a funeral. The case was investigated and presented to the Senior State Prosecutor at the Orlando Magistrates Court, who declined to prosecute and remarked as follows: “The alleged event was spontaneous. The suspect did not invite the mourners and had no control over them."

10 September 2020 - NW1090

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Kohler-Barnard, Ms D to ask the Minister of Police

1. What(a) number of persons are currently employed in an (i) administrative and (ii) operational capacity in the Crime Intelligence Division of the SA Police Service (SAPS), (b) number of the specified persons have criminal records and (c) are the relevant details of the (i) offence(s) each person was convicted of and (ii) date on which each conviction was made; 2. why are the persons with criminal records employed in the SAPS Crime Intelligence Division?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i) A total number of 1 578 persons are currently employed in an administrative capacity in the Division: Crime Intelligence, of the South African Police Service (SAPS).

(1)(a)(ii) A total number of 5 501 persons are currently employed in an operational capacity in the Division: Crime Intelligence, of the SAPS.

(1)(b)(c)(i)(ii) There is no provision in the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2010 (Act No. 6 of 2010), that authorises the keeping of a separate fingerprint database for employees of the SAPS, which can be accessed to obtain specified persons (employees) criminal records. Criminal records are identified through fingerprint searches and can be accessed for a criminal investigation or a crime detection. A record of employees in the Crime Intelligence environment, identifying employees with criminal records, is not readily available. In order to establish which employees have criminal records, the fingerprints of 7 079 employees need to be taken and analysed.

The process to identify which members have criminal records is a continuous process. The Division: Crime Intelligence, is currently aware of 27 employees with criminal records.

(2) When a person is employed in the SAPS, including the Division: Crime Intelligence and it is found that the prospective employee has a criminal record, each case is dealt with on its own merits. The National Commissioner may waive the requirement that an employee should not ha\ie a previous criminal conviction, upon his or her appointment. Each individual case is considered, in terms of the nature and gravity of the criminal record. Where an employee was convicted of an offence while in the employ of the SAPS and is sentenced to a term of imprisonment without the option of a fine, he or she will be deemed to have been discharged from the SAPS, with effect from the date following the date of such sentence.

However, if the term of imprisonment is wholly suspended, the member concerned will not be deemed to have been discharged. In the event that the term of imprisonment is wholly suspended or where the employee was sentenced to a term of imprisonment with the option of a fine, he or she will be subjected to the disciplinary process, in terms of the SAPS Discipline Regulations and a Board of Inquiry, will be conducted to determine his or her fitness to remain an employee of the SAPS.

Reply to question 1090 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/08/28

Reply to question 1090 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 09/09/2020

09 September 2020 - NW1311

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Groenewald, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

1. Whether, with reference to the negative economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on communities at large, her department is considering to (a) implement measures to assist municipal ratepayers and/or recommending any prescripts for municipalities to this effect, (b) review the salary structures of some municipalities with excessively large salary expenditure, (c) abolish superfluous posts and (d) institute retrenchment processes where necessary; 2. whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

    1. (a) To assist the municipal pandemic response, R11 billion has been added to the local government equitable share. These funds will allow municipalities to maintain existing services despite a temporary decline in revenue collections. They will also cover some additional expenses incurred in responding to the pandemic, including providing temporary shelter for homeless people during the lockdown.

These additions have been factored into the basic services component by increasing the number of poor households by 13.9 per cent and increasing the community services component by 41.5 per cent. The increase in the basic services component amounts to R7.5 billion. As a result, an additional 1.4 million poor households can be provided with free basic services, up from 10.4 million households in the 2020 Budget, if they become indigent as a result of a loss of income during the pandemic. The community services component of the equitable share increases by R3.5 billion. The revenue adjustment factor that is applied to this component of the equitable share formula ensures that this increase will benefit poor and rural municipalities with little capacity to raise own revenue. The total allocation for the community services component increased by 32 per cent. This component funds a range of services that are part of the pandemic response, including municipal health services, and services to cemeteries and crematories. Details about the structure of the components of the local government equitable share formula can be found in Annexure W1 of the 2020 Budget Review.

  1. The department does not have information of municipalities with excessive large salary expenditure.
  2. The department currently does not have information of municipalities with superfluous posts.
  3. Retrenchments are determined by employer.
    1. No.

End.

09 September 2020 - NW1412

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

By what date will her department start the process of introducing amending legislation in Parliament to Chapter 12 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, including subsections (a) (211) (1) and (b) (212)(1) in light of the fact that the President, Mr M C Ramaphosa, signed the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act, Act 3 of 2019, in December 2019? NW1783E

Reply:

 

There has never before been enabling provisions for the statutory recognition of the Khoi- San communities and leaders or for the establishment of Khoi-San structures. It is for this reason that the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act, Act 3 of 2019 (hereinafter referred to as the TKLA) was enacted. The TKLA, amongst others, makes provision for the recognition of Khoi-San communities and leaders, provided they meet the criteria contained in the Act. The Department does not intend to introduce legislation in Parliament amending Chapter 12 of the Constitution. The TKLA contains comprehensive provisions relating to the Khoi-San and it is, in our view, not necessary to amend Chapter 12 of the Constitution.

End.

09 September 2020 - NW1892

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What qualifications do certain persons (names furnished) hold; (2) whether the qualifications of the specified persons were verified; if not, why not; if so, which institutions were used to verify their qualifications?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

(a) and (b)

The table below captures the details requested for each person.

Title

Initials and surname

Designation

Qualification

Verification by

Mr

A M

de Ruyter

Group Chief Executive

  • Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology - (University of Pretoria)
  • Bachelor of Civil Law - (University of Pretoria)
  • Bachelor of Law - (University of South Africa)
  • Master of Business Administration - (Nijenrode University - Netherlands)

Lexis RefCheck

Mr

C

Cassim

Chief Financial Officer

  • Bachelor of Commerce - (University of Natal)
  • Honours Bachelor of Accounting Science - (University of South Africa)
  • Masters in Business Leadership – (University of South Africa)
  • Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

Internal recruitment department - 2006

Title

Initials and surname

Designation

Qualification

Verification by

Mr

J A

Oberholzer

Chief Operating Officer

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering - (University of Pretoria)
  • Master of Business Leadership - (University of South Africa)
  • Executive Leadership Programme - (University of Michigan – USA)
  • Electrical Engineering Certificate of Competency (SA)

Internal recruitment department
Previously employed by Eskom since 1983

Mr

N

Harris

Senior Manager: Information Management

  • Bachelor of Commerce Education - (Rand Afrikaans University)
  • Diploma in Data Metrics - (University of South Africa)
  • Master of Business Leadership – Brunel University, UK – (Henley Management College)

Internal recruitment department.

Previously employed by Eskom since 1982

Mr

R

Vaughan

General Manager: Treasury

  • Bachelor of Commerce – (Rhodes University)
  • Higher Diploma in Accountancy - (Rhodes University)
  • Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

LexisNexis Risk Management

09 September 2020 - NW1300

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

On what statutory provisions does she rely when issuing regulations under the Disaster Management Act, Act 57 of 2002, regarded to (a) supersede any other provisions already codified in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, and/or any other existing legislation, including laws that have not been repealed and/or suspended and (b) limit the operation of any provisions already codified in the Constitution and/or any other existing legislation without explicitly making mention of the existing provisions and/or suspending the existing provisions? NW1668E

Reply:

 

(a) and (b) Section 36 of the Constitution states that certain rights in the Bill of Rights may be limited only in terms of a law. In this regard the Disaster Management Act, 2002 prescribes in Section 26(2)(b) that the national executive, in dealing with a national disaster where a state of disaster has been declared by the Minister in terms of Section 27(1), must deal with the disaster in terms of existing legislation and contingency arrangements as augmented by regulations or directives made in terms of Section 27(2) of the Act.

End.

09 September 2020 - NW1891

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether the Chief Executive Officer of Transnet intends to sell the assets of Transnet to the private sector; if not, what is the position in this regard, if so, (a) which assets will be sold, (b) what process is followed to decide which assets should be sold and (c) what are the reasons that Transnet is selling its assets?

Reply:

According to the information received from Transnet

No, Transnet is not planning to sell assets to the private sector. However, it is in the process of considering how its asset base is best positioned to deliver on the requirements of the business. We are however looking for opportunities to partner with the private sector. This is in order to promote economic transformation and to mobilise private sector capital for important projects.

(a) Not applicable

(b) Not applicable

(c) Not applicable

09 September 2020 - NW1204

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)(a) At what stage are the negotiations with the unions regarding the unbundling of Eskom into three separate subsidiaries, and (b) which unions are involved in the process?(2) How will (a) the outstanding debt of Eskom be accrued to each of the three potential subsidiaries, and (b) Eskom debit to creditors be secured prior to the unbundling process?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom:

(1)(a) In terms of the Collective Agreement, Eskom engages with organised labour at various

participative structures. National structures include - Strategic Forum, Central Consultative Forum and Central Bargaining Forum. There are also Group Structures and Business Unit Level. The purpose of these structures is for Eskom to engage (share information, consult and bargain) with organised labour on matters that have direct impact on the employee’s conditions of employment in line with legal prescripts.

Post the publication of the Eskom Roadmap in October 2019, Eskom has had two formal consultative meetings with the leadership of NUM, NUMSA and Solidarity where Eskom shared the Strategic Turnaround Plan and Operating Model, the latter detailing the divisionalisation plans in support of the Eskom Roadmap. The table below lists engagements that have taken place as well as those planned.

Eskom is also party to the NEDLAC process where only NUM is in attendance as prescribed by the NEDLAC regulations.

Consultative Forum

Dates of past meetings

Discussions

Organised labour representation

Planned meetings

Strategic Forum (SF)

26 May 2020

Eskom shared the Eskom Strategic Turnaround Plan and Operating Model.

NUM/NUMSA/Solidarity leadership.

The engagements are targeted at Secretary General level.

26 November 2020

 

21 July 2020

A follow up meeting to engage further on issues tabled at the meeting.

   

Central  Consultative Forum (CCF)

-

The Eskom Turnaround Plan as shared at the Strategic form meetings of 26 May and 21 July.

NUM/NUMSA/Solidarity

The engagements are targeted at local leadership.

The CCF meeting is scheduled to take place on 22 September 2020. With another meeting scheduled for 3 December 2020.

NEDLAC

15 October 2019

4 December 2019

11 February 2020

The Roadmap for Eskom in a reformed electricity supply industry 2019

As per NEDLAC’s prescribed regulations.

Dates and agenda is set by NEDLAC.

(1)(b)The recognised trade unions at Eskom are National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa

(NUMSA), National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Solidarity.

(2)(a)In line with the divisionalisation decision, proforma financial statements: income statement

and balance sheet, etc. have been formulated for each of the units to enable proper performance monitoring by the established divisional boards. However, the decision on the group debt remains an outstanding matter and a solution will be finalised before the debt is allocated to each division and prior to attainment of the legal separation.

(2)(b) The decision on a long term solution will include engaging and reaching agreement with

the creditors, after taking into account the regulatory methodology and the profitability of the proposed subsidiaries. It would be premature at this stage to provide a definitive decision on this matter, as the work has not been concluded.

09 September 2020 - NW1831

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What (a) total number of persons defaulted on paying their maintenance orders during the lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 and (b) steps has his department taken to ensure that maintenance orders are enforced, even during the lockdown

Reply:

(a)  Thus far 631 cases have been recorded for failure to comply with maintenance orders during the lockdown period, and these are based on requests made at courts by maintenance beneficiaries. These matters have been enrolled for hearing on different trial dates. It should be noted that these are not first or initial applications for maintenance. Only once a maintenance order is not honoured or defaulted upon, does the beneficiary come back to court.

The enforcement of maintenance court orders is provided for in the Maintenance Act, 1998 (Act No 99 of 1998) (“the Act”). In terms of section 26 of the Act, whenever a person against whom a maintenance order has been made fails to make a payment in accordance with the order, the order shall be enforceable by way of execution against property as contemplated in section 28, or by the attachment of any debt as contemplated in section 30. In terms of section 31 of the Act, any person who fails to make a particular payment in accordance with a maintenance order shall be guilty of an offence 

Therefore, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development only captures information regarding default payments in instances where an application for enforcement of the original court order has been made because of non- compliance with the court order by the defendant.

These 631 cases are therefore not necessarily the total number of defaulters during the lockdown period, as we anticipate that from Alert Level 2, many more maintenance beneficiaries will be approaching the courts to report non-compliance. The statistics thereof will be kept for analysis purposes. Furthermore, given the fact Covid-19 has caused many persons to lose their employment or face reduced incomes, we can anticipate that this will have an effect on default maintenance payments as well.

(b) Courts were sitting on a rotation basis during the different levels of the lockdown. The Department ensured that child maintenance functions were regarded as emergency work/essential services so as to ensure that courts continue to process maintenance complaints and applications. Courts therefore remained operational in respect of maintenance matters, with due adherences to the Covid-19 regulations and prescripts

09 September 2020 - NW1887

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Maotwe, Ms OMC to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What are the reasons that a certain person (name furnished) was appointed as the Chairperson of the Eskom Pension Fund when a letter of appointment for the same position was already drafted and sent to another person (name furnished)?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

The term of the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) Board, ofwhich Ms Mantuka Maisela was the Chairperson, expired on 31 May 2020. However, because the governance process was not in place on 31 May 2020 and Eskom did not want to be the cause of a non-constituted Board, which had been a finding of the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) against the EPPF previously, Ms Maisela and the other two trustees were appointed to avoid such an occurrence.

The appointment letters were drafted to appoint them for a full term because the rules of the Fund did not provide for temporary appointments, but for replacements, where Eskom had the right to replace an employer board member at any time on reasonable grounds.

In a letter dated 29 May 2020, Ms Maisela was informed that her appointment was subject to the finalisation of the governance process and that it was to be read in conjunction with rule 3.5(1) of the EPPF rules, which provides that an employer board member could be replaced by Eskom at any time on reasonable grounds.

Eskom followed an appointment process for the EPPF Chairperson position with the assistance of an executive search company. Shortlisted candidates were interviewed by an Eskom panel that consisted of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Senior Manager Human Resources, and Recruitment Manager, and all internal governance processes were adhered to. Ms Maisela was not part of the process because she was not shortlisted.

In its decision not to extend Ms Maisela’s appointment, Eskom also considered the fact that Ms Maisela had acted in various roles on the EPPF Board since 2004, which made a total of 16 years, for 12 of which she had been appointed by Eskom. This tenure considerably exceeded the recommended period for a non-executive director in terms of governance processes.

Eskom took the above into consideration and decided that it would not be in the interest of good governance for the EPPF and Eskom to reappoint Ms Maisela as the Chairperson of the EPPF Board.

The CFO recommended the successful candidate’s name to the Group Chief Executive (GCE), and the GCE, in consultation with the Chairman of the Board, recommended the appointment to the People and Governance Committee (P&G), a subcommittee of the Board, for approval. The P&G approved the submitted name and recommended approval of the appointment by the Minister. It must be noted that this is merely a formality as the Minister is not involved in the process identifying new members of the Board. There were delays in soliciting the P&G approval due to the lockdown. The P&G recommendation reached the Minister on 15 May 2020.The Minister approved the recommended candidate on 9 June 2020. Eskom appointed the Chairperson with effect from 1 July 2020, and the name was submitted to the EPPF Board for final approval.

The EPPF Board approved the appointment of Ms Caroline Henry on 15 July 2020, and therefore, Eskom did not have authority to extend Ms Maisela’s appointment beyond 30 June 2020.

It should be noted that Ms Maisela was not the only trustee who was replaced in terms of rule 3.5(1) of the EPPF rules on 30 June 2020, as she was replaced along with two other trustees.

09 September 2020 - NW1763

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

.Whether, with reference to the municipalities where the District Development Model (DDM) has been piloted since 2019, a report has been compiled about the successes and failures of the DDM in each specified municipality, if not (a) is a report of this nature in progress and (b) by what date will it be published; if so, what have been the most significant findings about each municipality and the DDM in general? NW2153E

Reply:

Cabinet approved the District Development Model on the 21 August 2019, to be firstly piloted in OR Tambo District Municipality, Ethekwini Metropolitan Municipality and Waterberg District Municipality. The first phase consisted of launches by the President in the following order, 17 September 2019, 18 October 2019 and 26 November 2019.

The establishment phase comprised mainly of five areas of work.

  • The development of profiles for the three pilots,
  • Soliciting government (national, province and local) and parastatal projects, programmes and expenditure in the three pilots,
  • Soliciting private sector investment where possible,
  • Hosting an event where the pilot is launched,
  • Intergovernmental engagement and hosting of business and community engagements;
  • Implementing post launch programmes such as, conducting a skills gap and institutional capacity analysis;

It is therefore still premature to identify successes and failures in the District pilot sites as per the question of the Honourable member.

End.

09 September 2020 - NW1592

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether she has been informed about the letter that was allegedly written by an official of the National Treasury to the SA Local Government Association (Salga) requesting Salga to apply on behalf of municipalities for exemption from annual salary increases for municipal officials in light of the adverse financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, whether (a) a certain person (name furnished) and/or (b) any other employee of her department was copied in the specified letter and/or substantially similar request to Salga; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; what is her department’s position on the National Treasury’s request that Salga applies on behalf of municipalities for exemption from annual salary increases for municipal officials in light of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic; whether any municipalities have applied to the SA Local Government Bargaining Council for such an exemption; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

 

    1. Yes, the contents of the letter were brought to my attention.
    1. (a) and (b) Yes, the then Acting Director-General of the Department was copied in the letter.
    1. The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is a registered employer organisation in the bargaining council designated for municipalities in terms of section 30 of the Labour Relations Act, 1995, representing municipalities that are affiliated to it in the South African Local Government Bargaining Council (SALGBC). As regards, the National Treasury’ request for SALGA to apply for exemption of municipal employees from the 2020/21 annual salary increases, the letter conform to the labour laws of the Republic. It is incumbent upon SALGA in its capacity as the employer representative to use its internal protocols to consult with the relevant municipalities or the mandating structures before embarking on the application referred to in National Treasury’ letter.

End.

    1. Clause 11 of the 2018 - 2021 Salary and Wage Collective Agreement concluded on 15 August 2018 read in conjunction with the Constitution of the SALGBC impose an obligation on municipalities applying for exemptions to lodge their applications with the General-Secretary of the Council and to forward copies to the national offices of the Independent Municipal Allied Workers Union (IMATU) and the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU), not the Minister.

08 September 2020 - NW1844

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether her department has employed the services of psychologists to assist teachers and learners who are facing anxieties as a result of being forced back to school, despite fears of the coronavirus; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant

Reply:

The DBE has partnered with the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) and UNICEF to mobilise psychosocial support for learners and educators. In this regard, UNICEF has contracted Childline to provide services to children through their call centre.

Provincial  Education Departments have historically employed psychologists and social workers to support learners and educators. However, there are severe shortages.  

Due to the expected impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of learners and educators, and the limited psychosocial support capacity within the sector, the DBE and PEDs collaborated with the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Social Development (DSD) as well as other psychosocial support NGOs and organisations. The DSD has availed social work interns in some Provinces. in addition, Provincial Departments have also increased the number of Learner Support Agents in schools.

07 September 2020 - NW1759

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(1) What (a) are the names of the security companies that the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has contracted with in each of the Metrorail corridors per station in each province in the past three financial years and (b) is the (i) start date, (ii) duration and (iii) current status of each specified contract; (2) (a) what number of security staff are employed by Prasa, (b) for what purpose and (c) where have the specified security staff been deployed?

Reply:

(a) (i), (ii) and (iii): See table below.

 

2. (a) The total number of security staff employed by PRASA is 2 420.(b) Seetable link below.

https://pmg.org.za/files/1/RNW1759Table1.pdf 
 

(c) See table linkbelow.

https://pmg.org.za/files/RNW1759Table2.pdf 

07 September 2020 - NW1906

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

(a) Which learning and other programmes currently funded by (i) sector education and training authorities and/or (ii) the National Skills Fund will be negatively affected by a loss in funding in the adjusted budget, (b) what number of (i) students and (ii) service providers are likely to be affected by the budget cuts and (c) what has he found to be the likelihood of the specified service providers going out of business due to the budget cuts?

Reply:

Reply is attached.

07 September 2020 - NW1781

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What total number of meetings has the SA Tourism Board held (i) in each month in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2020, (b) which board members attended meetings in each month respectively, (c) what was the duration of each meeting and (d) what total amount of hours did each member attend each meeting in each specified month?

Reply:

(a) What total number of meetings has the SA Tourism Board held

(i) in each month in each of the past three financial

2017-2018 The SAT Board had in total 5 meetings (Please refer to Page 65 of the 2017-2018 SA Tourism Annual Report for more detail ). Please refer to the following link for electronic copy:https://live.southafrica.net/media/234722/sat-annual-report-final.pdf?downloadId=275971

 

2018-2019The SAT Board had in total 11 meetings (Please refer to Page 86 of the 2018-2019 SA Tourism Annual Report). Please refer to the following link for electronic copy: https://live.southafrica.net/media/276590/sa-tourism-annual-report-v11_web.pdf

2019-2020

Month

(a) Total number of meetings

(b) Which board members attended meetings in each month respectively

(c) Duration of each meeting

(d) What total amount of hours did each member attend each meeting in each specified month

April

Two meetings were scheduled

10 April 2019 (Special Board meeting with Minister)

Attendees (seven members):

Ms. Pamela Yako, Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Ms. Michelle Constant, Mr. Enver Duminy, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac, Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu

Apologies (six members) :

Dr. Tanya Abrahamse,Ms.Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Mr. Mohammed Baba, Mr. David Frost, Ms. Dawn Robertson,Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar

Two hours

The seven board members present attended the full two hours of the board meeting

 

23 April 2019

Attendees (eight members):

Ms. Pamela Yako, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Ms. Michelle Constant, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac, Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu, Ms. Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Mr. Mohammed Baba, Mr. David Frost

Apologies (five members) :

Dr. Tanya Abrahamse, Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Enver Duminy, Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar, Ms. Dawn Robertson

Four hours

The eight board members present attended the full four hours of the board meeting

May

Two meetings were scheduled

3 May 2019 (Indaba)

Attendees (twelve members):

Ms. Pamela Yako, Dr. Tanya Abrahamse, Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng,Ms. Michelle Constant, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac, Ms.Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu, Mr. Mohammed Baba, Mr. David Frost, Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar, Ms. Dawn Robertson

Apologies (one member) :

Mr. Enver Duminy

Two hours

The twelve board members present attended the full two hours of the board meeting

 

30 May 2019

Attendees (nine members):

Ms. Pamela Yako, Dr. Tanya Abrahamse, Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng,Ms. Michelle Constant, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac, Ms. Michelle Constant, Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu

Apologies (four members):

Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar, Ms. Dawn Robertson, Mr. Mohammed Baba, Mr. David Frost

Five hours

The nine board members present attended the full five hours of the board meeting

June

One meeting scheduled

26 June 2019 (Special Board meeting with Minister)

Attendees (ten members)

Ms. Pamela Yako, Dr. Tanya Abrahamse, Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac, Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu, Mr. Mohammed Baba, Mr. David Frost, Ms. Dawn Robertson

Apologies (three members) :

Mr. Enver Duminy, Ms. Michelle Constant, Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar

Three hours

The ten board members present attended the full three hours of the board meeting

July

Two meetings were scheduled

3 July 2019 (Special Board meeting)

Attendees (eleven members):

Ms. Pamela Yako, Dr. Tanya Abrahamse, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng,

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Ms. Michelle Constant, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac, , Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu, Ms. Dawn Robertson, Mr. Enver Duminy, Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar

Apologies (one member):

Mr. David Frost

Resignation (one member) :

Mr. Mohammed Baba

Five hours

The eleven board members present attended the full five hours of the board meeting

 

30 July 2019 (Special Board meeting)

Attendees (nine members)

Ms. Pamela Yako, Dr. Tanya Abrahamse, Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Ms. Michelle Constant, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac, Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Ms. Dawn Robertson, Mr. Enver Duminy, Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar

Apologies (two members) :

Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu

Resignation (one member) : Mr. David Frost

Three hours

The nine board members present attended the full three hours of the board meeting

August

One meeting (two-day lekgotla) was scheduled

16-17 August 2019 (Board Lekgotla)

Attendees (twelve members)

Ms. Pamela Yako, Dr. Tanya Abrahamse, Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Ms. Michelle Constant, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac, Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu, Mr. Enver Duminy, Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Ms. Zola Tshefu

Apologies (one member) :

Ms. Dawn Robertson

New Appointments (two members):

Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Ms. Zola Tshefu

Two days

The nine board members present attended the full two days of the board lekgotla

September No meeting held

October

Two meetings were scheduled

4 October 2019

Attendees (ten members)

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Ms. Michelle Constant, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac, Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu, Mr. Enver Duminy, Ms. Dawn Robertson, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Ms. Ms. Zola Tshefu

Apologies (one member) :

Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar

Resignations (two members):

Ms. Pamela Yako, Dr. Tanya Abrahamse

Five hours

The ten board members present attended the full three hours of the board meeting

 

28 October 2019

Attendees (eleven members)

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Ms. Michelle Constant, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac, Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu, Mr. Enver Duminy, Ms. Dawn Robertson, Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Ms. Zola Tshefu

Apologies :

None

Five hours

The eleven board members present attended the full five hours of the board meeting

November

One meeting was scheduled

28 November 2019

Attendees (nine members)

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Ms. Michelle Constant, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac, Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu, Mr. Enver Duminy, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Ms. Zola Tshefu

Apologies (two members) :

Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar, Ms. Dawn Robertson

Five hours

The nine board members present attended the full five hours of the board meeting

December No meeting held

January

One meeting was scheduled

30 January 2020

Attendees (ten members):

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Ms. Michelle Constant, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac, Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu, Mr. Enver Duminy, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Ms. Zola Tshefu, Ms. Dawn Robertson

Apologies (one member) :

Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar

Six hours

The ten board members present attended the full six hours of the board meeting

February

Four meetings were scheduled

6 February 2020 (Special Board meeting)

Attendees (seven members):

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac, Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu, Mr. Enver Duminy, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Ms. Dawn Robertson

Apologies (four members):

Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar, Ms. Michelle Constant, Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Ms. Zola Tshefu

Three hours

The seven board members present attended the full three hours of the board meeting

The seven board members present attended the full six hours of the board meeting

 

18 February 2020 (Board Risk Assessment)

Attendees (seven members):

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac, Dr. Yacoob Abba OmarMr. Siyabonga Dube, Ms. Michelle Constant, Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Ms. Zola Tshefu

Apologies (four members):

Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Mr. Enver Duminy, Ms. Dawn Robertson

Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu

Six hours

 
 

27 February 2020 (Special Board meeting with Minister)

Attendees (four members)

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Ms. Michelle Constant, Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo,

Apologies (six members):

Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Mr. Enver Duminy, Ms. Dawn Robertson

Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu ,Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac, Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar, Ms. Zola Tshefu

Two hours

The four board members present attended the full two hours of the board meeting

 

28 February 2020 (Special Board)

Attendees (nine members):

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Ms. Michelle Constant, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Mr. Enver Duminy, Ms. Dawn Robertson, Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu ,Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac, Ms. Zola Tshefu

Apologies (two members) :

Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar, Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo

Four hours

The nine board members present attended the full four hours of the board meeting

March

Two meetings were scheduled

27 March 2020

Attendees (ten members):

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Ms. Michelle Constant, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Mr. Enver Duminy, Ms. Dawn Robertson, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac,Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar, Ms.Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Ms. Zola Tshefu

Apologies (one member):

Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu

Three hours

The ten board members present attended the full three hours of the board meeting

 

31 March 2020

Attendees (ten members):

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Ms. Michelle Constant, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Mr. Enver Duminy, Ms. Dawn Robertson, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac,Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar, Ms.Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Ms. Zola Tshefu

Apologies (one member):

Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu

One and half hour

The ten board members present attended the full three hours of the board meeting

(ii) And since 1 April 20202020-2021

Month

(a) Total number of meetings

(b) Which board members attended meetings in each month respectively

(c) Duration of each meeting

(d) What total amount of hours did each member attend each meeting in each specified month

April

Six meetings were scheduled

15 April 2020

Attendees (ten members):

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Ms. Michelle Constant, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Mr. Enver Duminy, Ms. Dawn Robertson, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac,Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar,Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Ms. Zola Tshefu

Apologies (one members):

Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu

Twohours

The ten board members present attended the full two hours of the board meeting

 

20 April 2020 (Special Board meeting)

Attendees (ten members):

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Ms. Michelle Constant, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Mr. Enver Duminy, Ms. Dawn Robertson, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac,Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar,Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Ms. Zola Tshefu

Apologies (one member):

Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu

Twohours

The ten board members present attended the full two hours of the board meeting

 

21 April 2020 (Special Board meeting with Minister)

Attendees (eleven members):

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Ms. Michelle Constant, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Mr. Enver Duminy, Ms. Dawn Robertson, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac,Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar, Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Ms. Zola Tshefu, Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu

Apologies :

None

One hour

The eleven board members present attended the full one hour of the board meeting

 

24 April 2020 (Special Board meeting)

Attendees (nine members):

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Ms. Michelle Constant, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Mr. Enver Duminy, Ms. Dawn Robertson, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac, Ms.Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Ms. Zola Tshefu

Apologies (two members):

Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu, Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar

Two hours

The nine board members present attended the full two hours of the board meeting

 

28 April 2020 (Special Board meeting)

Attendees (seven members):

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Ms. Dawn Robertson, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac,Ms.Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Ms. Zola Tshefu

Apologies (four members):

Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu, Ms. Michelle Constant, Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar, Mr. Enver Duminy

Two hours

The seven board members present attended the full two hours of the board meeting

 

30 April 2020

Attendees (ten members):

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng,Ms. Dawn Robertson, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac,Ms.Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Ms. Michelle Constant, Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar, Mr. Enver Duminy, Ms. Zola Tshefu

Apologies (one member):

Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu

Six hours

The ten board members present attended the full six hours of the board meeting

May

Five meetings were scheduled

5 May 2020

Attendees (eleven members):

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng,Ms. Dawn Robertson, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac,Ms.Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Mr. Enver Duminy , Ms. Michelle Constant, Ms. Zola Tshefu,Adv. Mojanku Gumbi, Ms. Gloria Serobe

Apologies (one member):

Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu

Resignation:

Dr. Yacoob Abba Omar

New Appointments:

Adv. Mojanku Gumbi and Ms. Gloria Serobe

Onehour

The eleven board members present attended the full one hour of the board meeting

 

7 May 2020

Attendees (ten members):

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Ms. Dawn Robertson, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac,Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Ms. Michelle Constant, Ms. Zola Tshefu,Adv. Mojanku Gumbi, Ms. Gloria Serobe

Apologies (two members) :

Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu, Mr. Enver Duminy

One hour

The ten board members present attended the full one hour of the board meeting

 

14 May 2020 (Special Board meeting with Minister

Attendees (eleven members):

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng,Ms. Dawn Robertson, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac,Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Ms. Michelle Constant, Mr. Enver Duminy, Adv. Mojanku Gumbi, Ms. Gloria Serobe, Ms. Zola Tshefu

Apologies :

Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu

Twohours

The eleven board members present attended the full two hour of the board meeting

 

18 May 2020 (Special Board meeting)

Attendees (nine members):

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Ms. Dawn Robertson, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac,Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, Mr. Enver Duminy, Adv. Mojanku Gumbi, Ms. Gloria Serobe, Ms. Zola Tshefu

Apologies (three members):

Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Ms. Michelle Constant

One hour

The nine board members present attended the full one hour of the board meeting

 

27 May 2020 (Special Board meeting)

Attendees (ten members):

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, ,Ms. Dawn Robertson, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac,Ms.Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo,Mr. Enver Duminy, Adv. Mojanku Gumbi, Ms. Gloria Serobe, Ms. Zola Tshefu, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Ms. Michelle Constant

Apologies :

Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu

One hour

The ten board members present attended the full one hour of the board meeting

June

One meeting scheduled

26 June 2020 (Board Induction)

Attendees (thirteen members):

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Ms. Dawn Robertson, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac,Ms.Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo,Mr. Enver Duminy, Adv. Mojanku Gumbi, Ms. Gloria Serobe, Ms. Zola Tshefu, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Ms. Michelle Constant,Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu, Mr.Mduduzi Zakwe

Apologies:

None

New Appointment (one member):

Mr. Mduduzi Zakwe

Six hours

The thirteen board members present attended the full six hours of the board meeting

July

Two meetings scheduled

8 July 2020 (Board meeting with Minister)

Attendees (twelve members):

Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Adv. Mojanku Gumbi, Mr. Ravi Nadasen,Ms. Dawn Robertson, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac,Ms. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo,Mr. Enver Duminy, Ms.Gloria Serobe, Ms. Zola Tshefu, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Ms. Michelle Constant,Mr.Mduduzi Zakwe

Apologies (one members):

Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu

One hour

The twelve board members present attended the full one hour of the board meeting

 

30 July 2020

Attendees (twelve members):

Mr. Ravi Nadasen, Mr. Siyabonga Dube, Ms. Dawn Robertson, Ms. Kate Rivett-Carnac,Ms.Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo,Mr. Enver Duminy, Adv. Mojanku Gumbi, Ms.Gloria Serobe, Ms. Zola Tshefu, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, Ms. Michelle Constant,Mduduzi Zakwe

Apologies (one member):

Ms. Nomzamo Bhengu

Six hours

The twelve board members present attended the full six hours of the board meeting

07 September 2020 - NW2052

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Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Whether any (a) internal and/or (b) external forensic reports pertaining to the National Youth Development Agency have been completed from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what is the (i) name, (ii) subject matter and (iii) date of conclusion of each of the specified forensic reports?

Reply:

Below is a comprehensive listing of all forensic reports undertaken by the National Youth Development Agency for the periods requested including their name, subject matter and conclusion. There is no current outstanding forensic report.

Consolidated list Internal & External Forensic Reports 01-01-2009 to 28-08-2020

  1. Financial Year ended 2010 - Investigation by the Public Protector to probe whether the hosting of the World festival of Youth and Students held in December 2010 was within the NYDA’s mandate, if the allocated funds were not misappropriated and whether the relevant supply chain management prescripts were followed. The investigation continued during this financial year. The initial scope of this investigation has been extended during the prior financial year to include queries regarding salary structures and travel and subsistence allowances as well as the execution of the legislative mandate by the NYDA, including objectives, duties and functions. At the time of issuing the audit report, a final report had not been released by the Public Protector.

To date, no final report was issued by the Public Protector.

SCHEDULE OF FORENSIC ASSIGNMENTS CONDCUTED BY EXTERNAL PROVIDER SEP 2013 TO SEP 2015-16

NO

DATE

SOURCE

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF TIP -OFF

STATUS

AUDIT COMMITTEE STATUS

       

1

11/10/2013

DELOITTES TIP OFF

EM: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MOONLIGHTING DURING OFFICE HOURS

REPORT ISSUED

REPORT TABLED/APPROVED. THE REPORT RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST EMPLOYEE – EMPLOYEE RESIGNED NO DISCIPLINARY ACTION TAKEN

       
                   
 

SUMMARY SCHEDULE OF ALLEGATIONS OTHER THEN TIP- OFF REPORTS RECEIVED

         
                   

NO

DATE

SOURCE

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF TIP -OFF

STATUS

DECISION /SANCTION APPLIED

       

1

26/12/2012

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

MISUSE OF NYDA FUNDS FOR YOUTH DAY CELEBRATIONS HELD IN JUNE 2012

REPORT ISSUED

REPORT CONCLUDED THAT NOT ALL ALLEGATIONS ARE SUBSTANTIATED – RECOMMENDED THAT IMPROVEMENT IN INTERNAL CONTROLS AROUND S&T - IMPLEMENTED BY MANAGEMENT

       

2

22/07/2013

EAST LONDON BRANCH

FRAUDULENT GROUP LOANS

REPORT ISSUED

REPORT CONCLUDED THAT DISPLINARY ACTION IS TAKEN AGAINST OFFENDING EMPLOYEE – ACTION TAKEN AND EMPLOYEE SANCTIONED AS PER APPROVED DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE –ALSO IMPROVEMENT IN THE MONITORING OF THE LOANS – CONTROLS INSTITUTED IN THIS REGARD – LEGAL ACTION TAKEN AGAINST TWO PERSONS WHO RECEIVED FRAUDULENT LOANS

       

3

03/10/2013

GAUTENG - JHB BRANCH

BRIBERY VOUCHER PROGRAMME

REPORT ISSUED

REPORT - BRIBERY NOT PROVEN – IMPROVEMENT IN INTERNAL CONTROLS – ACTIONED BY MANAGEMENT

       

4

17/10/2013

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

FRAUDULENT PAYMENTS: CREDITORS

REPORT ISSUED

REPORT TABLED/APPROVED. REPORT RECOMMENDED CRIMINAL CHARGES – EMPLOYEE DISMISSED CHARGED AND FOIND GUILTY – RECEIVED JAIL SENTENCE – ALL NYDA LOSSES RECOVERED BY NYDA FROM INSURANCE.

       

6

20/08/2014

CEO'S OFFICE

THUSANO FUND: VALUE FOR MONEY

REPORT ISSUED

REPORT RECOMMENDED THE SERVICE PROVIDER BE BLACKLISTED FROM SCM DATABASE – IMPROVEMENT IN CONTROLS OF SCM PROCESS AND WAS IMPLEMENTED BVY MANAGEMENT.

       

8

10/02/2015

CORPORATE SERVICES

BRANCH LOCK-OUTS

REPORT ISSUED

REPORT - RENT NOT PAID ON TIME – RESPONSIBLE EMPLOYEES SANCIONED IN TERMS OF APPROVED DISCIPLINARY PROCESS. IMPROVEMENT IN CONTRACT MANAGEMENT CONTROLS – IMPLEMENTED BY MANAGEMENT

       

9

12/03/2015

CEO'S OFFICE

PLACEMENT OF UNAUTHORISED DOCUMENTATION AT HEAD OFFICE

REPORT ISSUED

REPORT – UNABLE TO DETEMINE WHO HAD PLACED THE DOCUMENTATION AT H/O

       

10

11/06/2015

GAUTENG - JHB BRANCH

BRIBE SOLICITED FROM A CLIENT APPLYING FOR A GRANT AT BRANCH

REPORT ISSUED

REPORT – UNABLE TO PROVE THAT A BRIBE WAS SOLICITED BY THE IMPLICATED EMPLOYEE

       

11

26/06/2015

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

PROPER SCM PROCESS NOT FOLLOWED IN SOLICITING SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR CATERING SERVICES

REPORT ISSUED

REPORT – PROPER PROCESS NOT FOLLOWED – IMPLICATED EMPLOYEES SANCTIONED IN TERMS OF APPROVED DISCIPLINARY PROCESS

       

NYDA TIP-OFF DATABASE REPORT 2016-2017

No.

Nature of Allegation

Amount Involved

Identity of Perpetrator(s) known

Investigation Finding(s)

Decision / Sanction Applied

1.

Facebook Adverse Allegation

None

Yes

  • Report issued.
  • Letter of Apology received from the Complainant to close the case.
  • Case Closed.

2.

JHB Branch – Alleged Corruption / Bribery

None

Yes

  • Assessment results indicates that there is no case.
  • No Case.

3.

Alleged Tender Fraud (Dispute on Declined Voucher Programme Tender)

None

Yes

  • Assessment results indicates that there is no case.
  • No Case.

4.

Fraudulent transaction conducted with Conferencing Centre

None

Yes

  • Assessment results indicates that there is no case.
  • No Case.

5.

Alleged Unethical Behaviour for Declined Grant Application of S Maile

None

Yes

  • Report issued.
  • Case Closed.

NYDA FRAUD HOTLINE / TIP-OFF DATABASE REGISTER FROM 01/04/2017 TO 31/03/2018

No.

Name & Nature (subject matter) of Allegation

Date of Allegation

Amount Involved

Identity of Perpetrator(s)

Investigation Finding(s)

Decision / Sanction Applied

Conclusion of the Forensic Report or Assessment Report

1.

Irregularities and suspected corruption pertaining to the SEED (School Entrepreneurship Education Division) Programme being funded by NYDA, at Karabo Business Consortium, Karabo Training College, situated at 43 Ockers Street, 3rd Floor United Building, Krugersdorp.

REF: OBE40705207

25-May-2017

None

Not yet known

The Agency have no information regarding this query and service provider.

No Case

No Case.

2.

Suspected Corruption at JHB Branch Voucher Programme Service Provider

REF: OBB514092017

14 SEPTEMBER 2017

Not disclosed

Yes

Request for name change from Mendi to Digi Effect.

1.1 The request received for Mendi name change to Digi Effect nullified the existence of the agreement between the Agency and Mendi Consulting Services. The above statement is supported by reviewing the records of the new name company:

1.1.1 The new company, Digi Effect was registered in 2015, it is not a new company which can proof that only the Name Change was effected on the registration documents.

1.1.2 The company registration and Income Tax numbers are different.

1.1.3 Lumka is not part of the directors of Digi Effects.

1.1.4 The directors of Digi Effect are not in the Mendi Consulting company registration document.

Therefore, management should urgently liaise with Mendi Consulting in respect of intention to terminate the contract.

1.2 As the Agency is in a process of terminating Mendi Consulting Services contract, we recommend that all the clients that are allocated vouchers via Mendi Consulting Services be reassigned to the next Service Provider(s) to who they are currently contracted to the Agency and approved to deliver that specific type of voucher. The progress of young people businesses is delaying due to such long outstanding issue.

2.3 Furthermore, as the name change dispute continued and non-release of payments by the Agency. The client’s websites and emails were disconnected on 31 March 2017 due to unpaid vouchers by the Agency. Client were requested by Mendi if they would like to arrange a payment plan to keep their website and emails running to kindly contact Nicolus on 078 786 1318 or reply to his email address.

  • Contract with Mendi terminated.
  • Mendi’s clients reallocated to another approved Service Providers.  

3.

NYDA offices, situated in the Western Cape.

The caller reported Mr Steven Curry, who was believed to be the Branch Manager, for accepting bribes in return for securing grants for grant applicants.

REF: OBE121112017

07/11/2017

Not disclosed

Yes

We could not find substantive evidence that Mr Steven Curry, accept bribes in return for securing grants for grant applicants.

The caller seems to be one of the grant applicant that his/her grant was rejected. The Branch issue grant declined letters communication the reasons for such declined to each unsuccessful applicant for rectification of the application.

No Case

4.

Corruption taking place at the NYDA offices situated in Bloemfontein.

Due to the nature of the information provided; in which the whistle-blower’s anonymity could not be maintained, Whistle Blowers discussed the matter with the whistle-blower, where the whistle-blower indicated their willingness to deal directly with NYDA Investigators.

REF:

OBE341122017

15/12/2017

None

Yes – Bulelwa Case and she resigned.

Case open with SAPS and the lost amount recovered from the Insurance.

Case open with SAPS and the lost amount recovered from the Insurance

Case open with SAPS and the lost amount recovered from the Insurance. Same case as below.

NYDA FRAUD HOTLINE / TIP-OFF DATABASE REGISTER FROM 01/04/2018 TO 31/03/2019

No.

Name & Nature (subject matter) of Allegation

Date of Allegation

Amount Involved

Identity of Perpetrator(s)

Investigation Finding(s)

Decision / Sanction Applied

Conclusion of the Forensic Report or Assessment Report

1.

Report sent to selected recipient(s) by the Hot-line Service Provider as per contractual agreement.

REF: OBD215042018

12/04/2018

 

Not applicable

Not applicable

No Case

No Case

No Case.

2.

NYDA, situated in Woodmead, Johannesburg.

The caller reported irregularities at the aforementioned Branch, with regard to the 2017 projects that were not yet implemented

REF: OBE131052018

04/05/2018

Not disclosed

Yes – Bulelwa Case and she resigned.

Case open with SAPS and the lost amount recovered from the Insurance.

Case open with SAPS and the lost amount recovered from the Insurance

Case open with SAPS and the lost amount recovered from the Insurance. Same case as below.

3.

NYDA for a project in Mpumalanga.

The caller reported that a company known as Letlotlo, had been awarded funding of R1 million for a project to excavate tunnels in Mpumalanga. The caller stated that the funding had been paid to Letlotlo in December 2017; However, to date the project had not commenced.

REF: OBB488052018

17/05/2018

 

+ R1 million

Yes – Bulelwa Case and she resigned.

Case open with SAPS and the lost amount recovered from the Insurance

Case open with SAPS and the lost amount recovered from the Insurance

Case open with SAPS and the lost amount recovered from the Insurance. Same case as above.

4.

Feedback Request and Additional Information

The caller requested feedback and provided additional information to the report referenced

OBH903032018.

New REF:

OBH977072018

NYDA offices, situated in Secunda

Due to the nature of the information provided; in which the whistle-blower’s anonymity could not be maintained, Whistle Blowers discussed the matter with the whistle-blower, where the whistle-blower indicated their willingness to deal directly with NYDA Investigators.

REF:

OBC1440112017

30/07/2018

Not disclosed

Yes

Client complained due to dissatisfaction of service delivery.

The client was provided with a Grant of R49 900 (R1 900 for working capital & R48 000 for mobile kitchen). He also wanted a branding voucher for his mobile kitchen and there was moratorium on branding to date. They advised him to do the business plan voucher and it was approved. Suddenly, he changes his mind that he doesn’t want the business plan voucher and the Branch wrongly advise him for a mobile kitchen business as he wanted Polish Manufacturing. The Branch mentioned to him that they will only fund the polish business if its SABS approved for safety reasons.

No fraud – Matter with the CEO and Audit Committee directed the CEO to discuss and convey the message to the client on 05/03/2018.

  • The grant is already close to the limit of R50 000 as only R100 short to reach R50 000. It is not possible for the Branch to issue a second grant as his business is not operating successfully.
  • An exception for the Branch prerogative to do a second application for him in case of additional working capital would have been exercised as he only received R1 900 for the working capital to a maximum of R5 000 (R3 100.00 would have been approved if the ceiling of R50 000 grant was not yet reached).

5.

NYDA Office in Maponya Mall, Soweto.

Please note that this matter was treated as an on-going incident and the relevant recipients have been notified.

The caller reported irregularities at the aforementioned Branch.

REF: OBE556092018

18/09/2018

None

Yes

The Maponya Branch operating hours is 8:00 am to 5pm but the centre operating hours is 8:30 am to 16:30 which needed to abide with. The staff (team) arrive at 7:00 am and the last client leaves at 6pm.

Assistance is provided to applicants to complete one client on the system it takes about 20 minutes.  When assisting the one who forgot the system password can take 30 to an hour.

Service delivery issue and was referred to the Call Centre for conclusion and assistance thereof.

List of reported cases - from 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

No.

Complain Description

Date received

Reference no.

Investigation

Conclusion

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Tender fraud - lease building - Secunda

Alleged tender fraud involving the contractor, Tribugenix PTY (Ltd), to the National Youth Development Agency, situated in the Secunda.

13-May-19

OBE312052019

1. The successful bidder does not have a BBE certificate. However, the bidder submitted a letter which states the summary of the entity's contributions that is supported by the South Africa Police Services (SAPS) Affidavit dated 18 January 2018 from Garsfontein Station in Pretoria.
2. The request for Tender specification document did not request submission of references for clients and bank ratings for the tender process as purported by the Complainant.

There is no indication of tender irregularities. The submitted affidavit is acceptable by the laws of the Republic.

2

Tweeling District Office Recruitment Irregularities

Appointment of staff without following HR Recruitment & Selection policies. Appointment of that that is closed to prominent members of the ANC including the Premier and Councillor.

21-May-19

OBC520052019 & NYDAOBA242072019

1. During the time of the complaints, Ms Monaune was having a valid work contract with the Agency as a Frontline Consultant for a period of 5 months ending 30 September 2019.
2. John Mazibuko – 2nd Complainant (applied for both positions - Frontline Consultant & Center Administrator) written on the application for and his CV that he got BBA Degree in Project Management. However, there is no proof or evidence of such a degree in his application supporting documents.


1. Sufficient evidence exists to confirm that the recruitment and selection process for the positions was followed fair and transparent.

2. There is no evidence to demonstrate existence of any political interference during the selection and recruitment process / appointment process.

3

Irregularities and corruption – Mbombela Grant Programme

1. There are irregularities and corruption committed by the NYDA Mbombela Branch employee Ms Lucretia Ndlovu.
2. Ms Ndlovu has assisted the business owner Mr Anthony Sibuyi with the process of obtaining the funds to open an eatery and internet café business from NYDA, irrespective of Mr Anthony Sibiyi age which is currently 45 years of age at the time of the application of the fund.
3. Ms Ndlovu has assisted Mr Anthony Sibiyi to fraudulently utilise his younger brother by the name of Mr Sicelo Jeffrey (Patrick) Sibuyi as the face of Mahlakule Enterprises in order to qualify for the funding. (However, the Caller did not provide the age of Mr Sicelo Jeffrey (Patrick) Sibuyi but advised that he is within the prescribed age to meet the requirements of the Agency.
4. Ms Ndlovu has been involved in a in a romantic relationship with Mr Anthony Sibiyi since December 2017 and the community is aware.

04-Jun-19

OBD51062019 & OBD592062019

1. Sufficient evidence exists to confirm that the Client (Mr. Sicelo Jeffrey (Patrick) Sibiya) instructed the supplier whom the Agency initially paid to directly refund him the money. He did not collect any goods and services for which they had been paid for. It is established that fraud did take place, the Agency should institute the required sanctions as prescribed by Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) regulation on financial misconduct (i.e. commence civil recovery proceedings and criminal proceedings).



1. The matter should be immediately handed over to NYDA Legal team for further action as required by the Grant Policy section 26.3 that “the Grantee should be compel to repay the full grant, and section 26.3.1 that “the Grantee will not benefit from services of the Agency in future”.

2. Furthermore, the Agency’s employee Ms. Lucricia Ndhlovu is not directly involved or responsible for managing and administrating the grants. She is also no holding an influential role or senior role within the Branch to influence positive approval of the grant. There is no evidence that she could not have colluded with the client to defraud the Agency by fast tracking the payment of the grant.

4

Fraud and Corruption at Empangeni Branch

Mabika Clan (Pty) Ltd is a sewing and embroidery company operating at Esikhawini. The business applied for R50 000 grant at NYDA and when doing follow-up on the application Thwala and Nkululeko (Branch Manager) confirmed that they lost all my documents. I heard a rumor on my lecturer saying Mabika Clan was also on the list of beneficiaries on Sihle Zikalala presentation meeting. Then I went to NYDA in Durban they also confirmed that Mabika Clan is one of the beneficiaries at NYDA.

I hope my case will be taken seriously or I will try to find alternative ways to deal with the matter.

Jun 13 & 18, 2019

OBA170062019

1. Branch Manager respond - In response to this email. I know Mr Mabika he is our client as he came to our branch to do an assessment for a grant application.
2. As Empangeni branch we have not granted anyone by the surname Mabika we only did an assessment which was meant to be followed by a site visit.
3. Apologies for any confusions probably the Premier was referring to another Mabika from another Branch.

No case - only speculation

5

Madludlas Agricultural Enterprise

Supplier requesting the Agency to provide him with the contact details of the Agenys' former beneficiary. The beneficiary failed to paid the supplier for goods delivered or service rendered.

11-Jul-19

OBA139072019

1. There are no records of Madludlas Agricultural Enterprise (Pty) Ltd or & Madludlas Agricultural Enterprise.
2. Mbuso Nxumalo is in our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system under enquiries. He was captured in 2013. The contact details we have is 076 036 3010.



It is the Agency management prerogative to provide the Third Party with contact details of the Agency’s clients.

6

Nsfas ProblemQuery from our fraud hot-line regarding a student that applied for funding at our Branch and to date he did not receive feedback. Details are as follow:Name: Baleni SibusisoID: 000 212 567 108 7Bar Code: 152 674 43

22-Jul-19

OBA19062019 & NYDAOBA254072019

Email from Operations Unit - Working with NSFAS during application process , our mandate was to help them with applications only - Then send the applications to NSFAS for reviewing and awarding - NSFAS does not tell us who they have awarded or who they did not- We don’t get in anywhere in awarding of NSFAS students, that’s purely done by NSFAS only- Our role was just to assist with the applications only, and those applications were send to NSFAS- If this applicant has queries he must contact the NSFAS and again- Student applying for NSFAS does not automatically mean that the student will get the funding I have just checked now we don’t anyone by the name of Nyangiwe in the NYDA, and even those graduates that were hired to do NSFAS applications there is no Nyangiwe, maybe this Nyangiwe belongs to NSFAS because we used to have NSFAS people vising our branches as well during the application process.

Email was forwarded to NSFAS to check their records on 26 July 2019 and they have requested the Client to contact them directly of which he did upon our advice.

7

IRREGULARITIES - in Polokwane Branch. The Caller stated that the 5 Co-operatives had complained that they had not received everything as per the quotations they had provided to Ms Maepa and indicated that “the individual who was supposed to cut the bushes had arrived. However, had not cut the bushes and nothing had been done; they had received smaller size uniforms than requested and had only received a part of the fencing as well as only received part of the seedlings”. The Caller further mentioned that the 5 co-operatives had produced their own quotations; however believed that Ms Maepa had submitted entirely different quotations. The caller had been uncertain where the quotations could be obtained.

21-Aug-19

OBB585082019

1 Based on the preliminary investigation, there is evidence for a potential collusive relationship between the NYDA Official and the Suppliers.
2. The matter should be immediately handed over to NYDA Legal team to start the process of recovering money for outstanding items.
3. We have requested the Branch Coordinator to return to the Clients so that a full stock take is done for delivered items and quantity there off. Such a stock take will assist that the Coops initial grant is top-up so that they carry on with ploughing. The reason for top-up of the grant is because members of the Coops will start selling the items or using the items for their personal gain which will defeat the purpose for the approval of the grant.

1. There is evidence for a potential negligence of work by Ms Maepa towards assisting the clients to get all items from the Suppliers. The Suppliers did not deliver all the quoted items.
2. The matter was immediately handed over to NYDA Legal team on 22 January 2020 to start the process of recovering money for outstanding items.
3. We have also requested the Branch Manager that the Branch Coordinator should return to the Clients so that a full stock take is performed for delivered items and quantities there off. Such a stock take will assist that the Coops initial grant is may be top-up so that they carry on with ploughing. The reason for top-up of the grant is because members of the Coops will start selling the items or using the items for their personal gain which will defeat the purpose in which the grant was approved for.
4. Consequence Management should also be taken against Ms. Ms Maepa for neglecting her duties towards the Clients, by not ensuring that the Suppliers deliver all items as per quotations.

8

Online Report Received - OR2531092019 - Incentiv8 (Pty) Ltd Enterprise number K2017029322 www.incentiv8.co.za - A possible ponzi scheme is occuring. Incentiv8 is offering students a rate of return of up to 200%. This return is not payable earlier than 6 months. Students pay a monthly premium to the company and then upon graduating from their degree they receive a lump sum that totals more than their initial premiums. This lump sum offers returns from 40% up to 200%. Believed to be a ponzi scheme due to high rate of return and the fact that the company is using non-claiming students’ premiums to pay out lump sums to students that are gradating. This is unsustainable and many people will lose money.

11-Sep-19

OR2531092019

In terms of preliminary investigation, the matter is not within NYDA scope of work / duties as the organisation. Refer the matter to high education institutions, i.e. Department of Education and National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

In terms of preliminary investigation, the matter is not within NYDA scope of work / duties as the organisation. Refer the matter to high education institutions, i.e. Department of Education and National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

9

Re: Suspicious Activity at NYDA - INTERNAL REPORT - In February of 2019, I started the process of applying for a grant from the NYDA offices in Pretoria. Since then I have called in to the gentlemen and exchanged texts to which many things have been said. I was even sent through a proof of payment to my phone to let me know my supplier was paid then it was quickly retracted as I was told it was another company that had used the same supplier which had been paid out. I then asked how they knew and to which I received no response. I have also tried to contact other people from the branch who then emailed me the exact same Proof of payment i had received from the gentlemen, to which it was then said again that it was not my payment but that of another client that had been made.

11-Sep-19

OBA113092019

This is a customer service delivery complain and that PTA Grant Officials direct Clients to their preferred suppliers. Client are not provided with an opportunity to present their preferred supplier quotations. Client are also directed which to specific items they can buy on those suppliers.

Case closed. Internal Audit assisted a client that the grant is finally paid to her at the end of October 2019.

10

Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality and NYDA Internship Programme
. The Whistle-blower reported that irregularities are taking place within the Infrastructure Department, regarding Tshepiso (no surname provided), in charge of the NYDA Apprenticeship Programme, for unethical conduct regarding him displaying favouritism towards certain applicants based on ethnicity.
. The complainant is alleging that there are 19 students in the apprenticeship and all of them do not have Diesel Mechanic Qualifications.
. The complainant further state that all these 19 students paid a Lecture in Gauteng for N2 Certificates, and they only go to sign the attendance register.

11-Nov-19

OR2670112019






 

i. There is sufficient evidence that the Apprenticeship Beneficiaries have the required qualification in terms of the advert.
ii. The recruitment process was transparent to all involved Stakeholders, hence all the Stakeholders form part of the Panel that interviewed the Candidates.
iii. There is a greater amount of evidence to counter the allegation of the complaint. Therefore, the allegation in terms of the compliant are not true. It is an abuse of the available mechanism of reporting to settle internal score within the Municipality.
iv. There is no direct evidence linking any of NYDA Officials to have committed misconduct as far as this Apprenticeship programme is concern, including NYDA Official.
v. In terms of the statement acquired from Apprenticeship beneficiary they indicate that believe that they are a part of the this programme, hence they have all the required qualification in terms of the Advert.

Case closed, no further action need as per investigation report.

11

FRAUD - Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund
• The complainant indicated that Mr Vuyo Wallance submitted incorrect details of the Landlord information to the Interllimali System.
• The complainant indicated that Mr Vuyo Wallance used the details of his unknown relative as if it is his Landlord.
• The complainant/Caller indicated that the Landlord where Mr Vuyo Wallance is actual resides details were not submitted to the Interllimali system, and that they have not received any rental for the whole year 2019 hence Mr Vuyo Wallance indicated that he does not have a Bursary.

21-Jan-20

OBE1302101202

In process of Investigation as the case is new.

There is sufficient proof to substantiate the allegation that Vuyo Wallance colluded with her Sister Ms Nomfundo Mdluli to misrepresent the Agency that his Sister pose as a Landlord. This assertion is supported by the following:

1. Reason for Contract Termination 1 - Fraud committed - The evidence shows that the conduct of the Student amount to concealment of facts by submitting his Sister banking details – its Misrepresentation - which lead to broken trust between him and the Agency.

2. Reason for Contract Termination 2 – Period / duration of funding lapsed - The Scholarship Conditions as per Standard Scholarship Fund Agreement - Section A(1) states that “The Scholarship will be awarded for the duration of study only for full-time study and may in the sole discretion of NYDA be renewed for the subsequent year/s. The Agency funded the student for a period of 4 years and now it will be the 5th year for a 3 to 4-year Undergraduate Degree. Perpetual funding is prohibited by the conditions of the Scholarship. If the Agency fund him again, that is viewed as a perpetual funding.

07 September 2020 - NW1908

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)What mechanisms has his department put in place to curb any future disruptions in the road freight sector due to protests arising from unhappiness related to the employment of foreign nationals as truck drivers, as has been seen recently on or about 7 July 2020; (2) what number of (a) South African nationals and (b) foreign nationals are currently employed in the road freight industry in each province?NW2423E

Reply:

1. At national level, the Department of Transport led by the Department of Employment and Labouris a participant in a National Task Team (NTT) and Inter-Ministerial Task Team which have been constituted at address issues related to employment of foreign nationals, legislative and policy review.The NTT has recently been incorporated within the operational structures of the National Joint Operations Centre (NATJOC).In addition to the Department of Employment and Labour, the Department of Transport, the NTT is further made up of the Department of Home Affairs, the Bargaining Council and the SAPS. A comprehensive action plan with time frames and deliverables have been compiled and is currently been monitored at the NATJOC level. At a Provincial level, the Provincial Task Team was constituted to address operational issues within the KZN Province and is led by the office of the Premier of the KZN Province.

2. The information has been sourced from the National Bargaining Council and is listed in Table 1 and 2 below. It must be stated that the numbers below pertains only to those companies which are registered with Bargaining Council and fall within its scope

(a) South African nationals per Province

Province

Number of SA nationals

Gauteng

65952

Kwa Zulu Natal

16098

Western Cape

18768

Northern Cape

1269

Eastern Cape

5959

Northwest

2614

Mpumalanga

7910

Limpopo

1209

Free State

3654

Total

123433

b) Foreign Nationals Per Province

Province

Number of foreign nationals

Gauteng          

4512

Kwa -Zulu Natal                 

1759

Western Cape

1089

Northern Cape

104

Eastern Cape  

164

Northwest     

317

Mpumalanga

845

Limpopo           

108

Free State     

485

Total

9383

07 September 2020 - NW2222

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

Whether, the reference to the Foreign Service Act, Act 26 of 2019, in terms of which her department is compelled to render consular services in line with the Guidelines for the Provisions of Consular services, civic and immigration services are fully operational at all the South African missions; if not, (a) which missions do not currently have full operational services and (b) what are the reasons for not providing full operational services in each case?

Reply:

Yes, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and the Missions abroad have been rendering consular services and civic and immigration services to South African citizens abroad utilising the Consular Services Guidelines of the South African Government. While the Foreign Service Act (FSA), Act 26 of 2019, recognises, acknowledges and reinforces the consular services and civic and immigration services that the Deparment has been rendering to South African citizens abroad, however, the Act is not yet in force.

a) All South African Missions have full services at all times.

b) None.

07 September 2020 - NW1780

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to her reply to question 842 on 28 May 2020, what (a) are the names of the senior and middle management departmental officials who serve on the committee and what is each person’s department, directorate and designation, (b) are the roles and responsibilities of the committee and its members, (c) are the instances when applications are rejected and the reasons for rejecting the application in each case, (d) deadline has been set for the completion of adjudications, (e) are the deadlines for completion and submission of the adjudication report to the Accounting Officer and (f) is the date for the conclusion of the work of the committee and the Tourism Relief Fund?

Reply:

a) Department’s officials who served as members of the Committees were appointed from amongst the ranks of Senior Management Services in the following Chief Directorates within the Department:

  • Tourism Incentive Programme
  • Destination Planning and Investment Coordination
  • Strategy and Systems
  • Tourism Visitor Services

The Department will consider a request to reveal the names of the officials and any other information that may results in revealing their names, when such a request is made in accordance with the law that govern access to personal information.

b) The members of the Adjudication Committee considered evaluation recommendations and adjudicated applications based on the criteria and requirements set for funding.

c) Applications that did not meet the requirements and qualification criteria set. Some applicants could not benefit from the TRF because the available money was finished after paying 4000 businesses at R50,000 per business amounting to the Fund’s total of R200 million.

d) There was no date set for the completion of the adjudication process. The process was meant to be completed when adjudication responsibilities were concluded.

e) Adjudication outcome is final and report to Accounting Officer is for information. There was no date set for the completion and submission of the adjudication report to the Accounting Officer. Thereport was to be submitted to the Accounting Officer upon the conclusion of the adjudication process.

f) There was no date set for the conclusion of the work of the committees. The work of the committees/structures ended when their responsibilities were discharged.

07 September 2020 - NW2051

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Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What (a) is the current staff complement of the national office of the National Youth Development Agency and (b) are the full details of the organogram?

Reply:

a) The National (Head) Office staff complement is 143 as at 31 August 2020.

b) The table below indicates the full details of the organogram.

Positions

Number of Employees

Executive Management

5

Senior Management

5

Managers

25

Specialists

29

Officers

46

Administrators

19

Housekeepers (insourced)

5

Security officers (insourced)

9

TOTAL

143

07 September 2020 - NW1910

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

How much income has the economy lost due to truck protests and arson attacks in the past three financial years?

Reply:

1. Impact of strikes by truck drivers and arson attacks on the economy (income lost)

South Africa trades with the rest of Africa and is largely through road transportation. The unrests within the road freight transport are negatively affecting the movements of goods and services in the country and the entire continent.

The embarking of strikes by South African truck drivers can be traced back to at least 2017. On 1 March 2017, the disgruntled truck drivers from coal sector organised a march to Union Buildings, which was against the contracting of Independent Power Producers (IPPs) by Eskom. They thought the move by Eskom will affect coal transportation industry and many people would lose their jobs.

  • 1.1 Costs and Damages

The tensions between South African and foreign truck drivers have been ongoing for few years now. Most strikes that have happened in the country are against the employment of foreign truck drivers because, South Africans are concerned of the dominance of foreign nationals in not only the trucking industry, but also in other sectors given the high unemployment rate in the country.

The drivers from various truck unions (including All Truck Drivers Foundation) are calling for truck owners to refrain from employing foreign truck drivers in order to preserve jobs for South African. The All Truck Drivers Foundations (ATDF) argues that foreign drivers are being preferred when it comes to employment. It is unfortunate that most of the strikes turned violent.

These truck protests have a negative impact on trade in the country. The blockade of roads affects movements of other road users within the country. The motorists had to use alternative routes or be delayed on their business activities. As a result, two freight trucks were attacked and torched, which were carrying products bound for a grocery store; that led to the closure of the N1 highway near Paarl in Western Cape.

Some protests by truck drivers are over a wage dispute, which resulted in burning of trucks. This happed in April 2018 in Mooi River toll plaza, Kwa Zulu Natal.

According to Road Freight Association, the costs of attacks on trucks is about R1.2 billion with 1200 vehicles and cargo destroyed.

  • 1.2 Income contribution

According to Land Transport Survey, which was released by Statistics South Africa in 2018, 77.3% of freight categorised as land freight in South Africa is hauled on its roads, accounting for 73.8% of total land freight income. Figure 1 indicates year-on-year percentage in freight transportation (income at current prices) from Land Transport Survey (P7162), monthly statistical releases.

Figure 1: Percentage Change of Income from Road Freight Transportation

Data Source: Land Transport Survey (StatsSA)

Level of income in the road freight has been increasing in 2017 and 2018. According to StatsSA’s Land Transport Survey, income from road freight transportation has increased by 11.9% and 9.8% in 2017 and 2018, respectively. However, there was a decline of 0.7% in 2019.

As illustrated in Figure 1, income from road freight transportation recorded an increase in all months of 2017 despite a march organised by truck drivers to Union Buildings in Pretoria.

In 2018, there was an increase in income in all months, except only decrease of 3% that occurred in June. The decrease of income in June 2018 was due to truck drivers’ protest regarding a wage dispute and demanding that foreigners should not be permitted to drive trucks in the country.

In 2019, income from road freight transportation decreased from July until the end of the year. This was mainly due to continuous tensions between local and foreign truck drivers. The local drivers accused foreigners of stealing their jobs, while International Cross-Border Traders Association (ICTA) also threatened to prevent SA registered trucks and buses to travel outside borders of SA if the industrial action went ahead.

The effect of COVID-19 and lockdown was experienced in the road freight transport in 2020. The road freight industry recorded a highest drop in income of 40.2%, 21.3% and 18.3% in April, May and June, respectively, which are the highest decline over the past three years. The recent tension occurred in June 2020 and culminated in violence, with trucks being set alight in KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Western Cape.

07 September 2020 - NW2029

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

(1)(a) Who is the information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider to the Department of Science and Innovation, (b) why is the specified department’s homepage of such poor quality and (c) why is it more offline than online;

Reply:

1.a)  There is no one service provider contracted by the department for ICT services. Suppliers are contracted as an when required for goods and services through SITA and Supply Chain Management process.

b) The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) complies with the GCIS Policy Guidelines for South African Government websites. The guidelines require that all government websites look uniform and that webmasters follow best practices in terms of the website information architecture, that refers to composition of structure, functions and website navigation. The DSI website conforms, in that the home page can be differentiated from other pages in the website. It is organised, displays options and gives a clear overview of what information is available on the website.

The link to the guidelines are below: https://www.gcis.gov.za/sites/default/files/docs/resourcecentre/guidelines/Government_%20website_guidelines_version1_final121015_layout.pdf

The user interface needed improvements and the Content Management System was out of date and vulnerable to hacks. As a result, the website was re-designed and the new DST website was presented to OPCO, thereafter it was presented at the EXCO meeting of 20th February 2017. Thereafter, EXCO has approved rollout of the new website.

c) The website has been down due to the following reasons:

  1. In the last five years, the website has been down only once (1) for two (2) days due to maintenance problems that needed specialist support in order to resolve.
  2. The only other time when the website was down is when there are problems on the SITA side since the website depends on the SITA infrastructure. In this case, the downtime has been shorter than a day, limited by the resolution by SITA.
  3. From the above, it is evident that the website has been up more often up than down.

2. Yes, a breakdown of the history (over the last three years – 2017/18 to 2019/20) of the department’s main ICT contractors and their service level agreements are as follows:

Other relevant details are as follows:

i) The DSI procures goods and services using the departmental SCM procurement processes and also complies with the SITA Act and Regulations for the procurement of IT goods and services.

ii) For the SITA mandated services, the SLA is entered into between the DSI and SITA.

iii) Service level agreements (SLAs) are entered into between the DSI and respective service providers.

SLAs are annually reviewed by the Auditor General to ensure compliance with the required prescripts.

07 September 2020 - NW1911

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to her reply to question 423 on 30 April 2020, what is the set deadline for her to receive the final report on the SA Tourism Board Assessment Reviews?

Reply:

The South African Board Assessment Reviews were received on 13 May 2020.

 

07 September 2020 - NW1912

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1233 on 28 October 2019, any Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) has been signed with the relevant authorities in each province in the past three financial years; if so, (2) what are the details of (a) all the persons with whom each specified MOU and MOA was signed respectively and (b) the date on which each MOU and MOA was signed; (3) what are the details of the (a) procedures that have been put in place to ensure that the terms of the memoranda are adhered to and (b) timelines and deadlines that have been set for each memorandum?

Reply:

1. The Department of Tourism has signed Memoranda of Understanding and Agreements (MOU and MOA) with the relevantManagement Authorities of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in each province, to unlock the potential and competitiveness of tourism in these World Heritage Sites (WHSs). Between 2017/18to 2019/20 financial years the Department has signed MOUs and Agreements with Management Authorities of the following state institutions:Robben Island Museum (WC), Cradle of Humankind (GP), iSimangaliso Wetland Park (KZN), Maloti Drakensberg Transfrontier Park (KZN), Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape (LP), Khomani Cultural Landscape (Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - NC), Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains(MP), Richtersveld Cultural Landscape (NC), Cape Floral Region (WC & EC) and Vredefort Dome (FS).

(2) The signed MOUs and Agreements clearly outline delegation of authority and powers, roles and responsibilities of each party, governance and institutional arrangements, to support and guide project implementation. The MOUs are signed by the delegated authority in the respective institutions.

(3) (a) and (b) In line with the above response, the signed MOUs and Agreements delineate roles and responsibilities of each party including setting up Project Steering Committees (PSC) to oversee the management of the projects and adherence to contractual obligations including project duration and timeframes for delivery. Most importantly the the PSC provides consistent support and monitor progress throughout the implementation phases of the project/s.