Questions and Replies

14 December 2018 - NW158

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What number of (a) charges have been laid against Eskom employees by the new Eskom Board of Directors and (b) the specified cases have been finalised? No 3365E

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

(a)

As at September 2018 there have been 1067 disciplinary cases initiated since the tenure of the new Eskom Board of Directors.

(b)

Of the 1067 disciplinary cases, 977 have been finalised.

The outcome of the finalised disciplinary cases is as follows: 64 Dismissals; 288 Suspension without pay; 233 Final warning; 321 written warning; 69 not guilty and 2 Counselling.

14 December 2018 - NW3559

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

Whether she has been informed that the Vhembe Municipality in Limpopo has used R29 million to develop a sports facility and that the facility has to date not been developed allegedly due to irregularities at the VBS Bank; if not, (a) why not and (b) what steps will she take to rectify the situation; if so, what steps has she taken in this regard?NW4135E

Reply:

The matter had come to the attention of the Minister via media reports. It has to be pointed out that there is no legal requirement for the municipality to inform the Minister in respect of expenditures incurred on municipal accounts. Nevertheless the Minister had tasked the relevant Departmental officials to liaise with the Municipality and the Provincial Department of Sports and Recreation in Limpopo province to establish the facts on this matter and to recommend the appropriate action(s) to take. The engagements with the municipality are ongoing.


MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE:

14 December 2018 - NW3515

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

(1)What is the reason that public technical and vocational education and training colleges that offer qualifications from Level 2 to 4 deny entry to learners who graduate at Level 2 from skills schools and who wish to improve their qualifications beyond this level; (2) whether her department will be exploring options for such learners to be able to improve their skills and formal qualifications at public institutions; if so, (a) what would be required of such an exploratory study and (b) by what date does she expect to report regarding her findings in this regard; (3) whether she will be engaging with both the Department of Basic Education and her department in order to create a learning pathway in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) what options are there currently for such learners to improve their formal qualifications on a full-time basis?

Reply:

1. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges cannot deny access to students based on the fact that they come from skills schools. All students who apply to colleges must meet the institution’s admission criteria. Some applicants might not meet the academic criteria for their vocational or occupational programme of choice, because the skills schools are essentially special schools focussing on practical skills and do not offer NQF level 2 qualifications.

2. Where students do not meet the academic criteria, 45 TVET colleges will from
January 2019 offer the Pre-vocational Learning Programme (PLP), which is designed to strengthen the learning foundations of students who wish to study further in the vocational qualifications offered by the chosen college. This is a one-year programme comprising of Foundational Language, Foundational Mathematics, Foundational Science and Life Skills (which includes basic computer literacy). Such students may then ideally articulate into occupational qualifications offered at NQF levels 1 - 2, or even the National Certificate (Vocational) [NC(V)] if the learner is in a position to and wishes to pursue a broader vocational pathway.

(a) The Department is currently in the process of configuring the suite of programmes to be offered in the Community Education and Training (CET) colleges so that other options will be available to learners from skills schools. There are 25 skills schools in Gauteng and 22 in the Western Cape, while the other provinces have between 1 to 5 such schools. The Department will be requesting its Regional Managers to engage with Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) to link these schools to TVET and CET colleges so that opportunities for these students can be mapped out as a collaborative initiative.

9b) The process is in its early stages and therefore data cannot be provided at this stage.

3. Engagements with the Department of Basic Education are already underway on a number of programmes and qualifications affecting the two Departments. The overall intention is to create a comprehensive and integrated public education system, which addresses issues of duplication, as well as gaps in learning pathways.

4. Depending on the competencies of the learners from the skills school, they may access the NC(V) qualifications (if they have the equivalent of a Grade 9 or the General Education and Training Certificate for Adults), N1 programmes or NQF level 2 occupational qualifications offered in TVET colleges. They may gain access either directly or through the PLP programme. Colleges are required to administer baseline tests in language and Mathematics to make this determination.

14 December 2018 - NW3426

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

(1) What amount is the total deal for the new T20 Mzansi Super League for broadcasting rights from both (a) the SA Broadcasting Corporation, (b) Super Sport and (c) any other broadcaster; (2) What amount was the settlement with the chief executive officer (name furnished)? NW2844E

Reply:

(1) Cricket South Africa signs Non-Disclosure Agreements with its partners and is therefore not at liberty to indicate the amount of the deal.

(2) CSA signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement with Mr Lorgat and thus cannot indicate the settlement amount. However Mr Lorgat may be approached by the individual, institution or organization seeking the information.


MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE:

14 December 2018 - NW3610

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Cardo, Dr MJ to ask the Minister of Economic Development

What (a) number of forensic service providers did the Competition Commission appoint to assist with dawn raids since 1 April 2015, (b) is the name of each forensic service provider, (c) number of dawn raids did each service provider conduct and (d) was the cost to the Competition Commission in each case?

Reply:

The Competition Act provides for the Competition Commission to enter and search premises of persons who may have information relating to an investigation in terms of the Act. These enter and search actions by the Commission are a vital part of the gathering of information on prohibited actions, including participation in cartel activities, price fixing and tender rigging and they constitute a highly specialised activity and hence trust in a service provider is essential.

The Commission therefore relies on proven expertise as the results of such actions in the form of the evidence gathered that are subject to challenge and scrutiny by the courts. I have been advised that the Commission has been trying to increase the number of potential providers and has been bringing in other service providers to ensure that there is adequate expertise.

Of the 12 enter and search actions that have been undertaken since 1 April 2015, three have been referred to the Tribunal for prosecution. Nine of the 12 are still under investigation by the Commission. In the case against the Furniture Removals Companies, 25 of the 30 respondents have already settled with the Commission for a total of R15 069 172.

Since 2008, enter and search actions have contributed to successful cartel investigations which have resulted in R463 million in settlements and penalties imposed by the Competition Tribunal.

Since 1 April 2015, there are five (5) forensic service providers that have been utilised, namely:

  1. Century Technical Solutions (Pty) Ltd,
  2. Exactech (Pty) Ltd,
  3. Matlama Consulting (Pty) Ltd,
  4. eCybersystems (Pty) Ltd, and
  5. Itsamaya Consulting.

Prior to 1 April 2015, the Commission had used the services of Exactech (Pty) Ltd, Matlama Consulting (Pty) Ltd, Cyanre, Computer LAB and Forensic Investigation Recovery Management (Pty) Ltd. Currently Century Technical and Exactect are still the preferred providers, given their expertise, but the other service providers are building their capacity.

A total of 12 enter and search actions have been undertaken since 1 April 2015.

Of these 12, each service provider participated in the following:

  1. Century Technical Solutions (Pty) Ltd - 12 of the 12 enter and search actions
  2. Exactech (Pty) Ltd - 11 of the 12 enter and search actions
  3. Matlama Consulting (Pty) Ltd - 4 of the 12 enter and search actions
  4. eCybersystems (Pty) Ltd - 3 of the 12 enter and search actions, and
  5. Itsamaya Consulting - 1 of the 12 enter and search actions.

(d) The costs per enter and search action are as follows:

No.

Enter and search actions

Date of action

Service Provider/s

Cost to CC

Total per Raid

1

CC v Human Communications and Others

23 September 2015

Century Technical Solutions (Pty) Ltd

R275 700,00

R275 700.00

           

2

CC v Furniture Removal Companies

30 September 2015

Century Technical Solutions (Pty) Ltd

R3 693 086,00

R5 131 767.04

     

Exactech (Pty) Ltd

R1 309 295,70

 
     

Matlama Consulting (Pty) Ltd

R129 385,44

 
           

3

CC v Totalgaz and Others

14 October 2015

Century Technical Solutions (Pty) Ltd

R397 176,00

R933 417.83

     

Exactech (Pty) Ltd

R10 486,83

 
     

Matlama Consulting (Pty) Ltd

R525 755,00

 
           

4

CC v Glassfit and Others

23 March 2016

Century Technical Solutions (Pty) Ltd

R2 690 273,01

R4 747 743.30

     

Exactech (Pty) Ltd

R1 016 679,60

 
     

Matlama Consulting (Pty) Ltd

R1 040 790,69

 
           

5

CC v PG Bison and Sonae

31 March 2016

Century Technical Solutions (Pty) Ltd

R2 225 250,00

R3 326 335.06

     

Exactech (Pty) Ltd

R1 101 085,60

 
           

6

CC v Mpact and Others

26 May 2016

Century Technical Solutions (Pty) Ltd

R1 005 700,00

R1 583 149.93

     

Exactech (Pty) Ltd

R341 114,20

 
     

Matlama Consulting (Pty) Ltd

R236 335,73

 
           

7

CC v Maersk and Others

28 September 2016

Century Technical Solutions (Pty) Ltd

R1 917 956,00

R4 130 992.54

     

Exactech (Pty) Ltd

R2 213 036,54

 
           

8

CC v Wilmar Continental Edible Oils and Fats (Pty) Ltd & Others

08 December 2016

Century Technical Solutions (Pty Ltd

R1 619 004,00

R3 017 837.08

     

Exactech (Pty) Ltd

R1 398 833,08

 
           

9

CC v Fresh Produce Market Agents

23 March 2017

Century Technical Solutions (Pty Ltd

R3 496 379,78

R8 966 439.38

     

Exactech (Pty) Ltd

R5 470 059,60

 
           

10

CC v Feedlots Association of South Africa and its Members

14 June 2017

Century Technical Solutions (Pty Ltd

R4 504 140,00

R11 574 533.60

     

Exactech (Pty) Ltd

R3 693 011,60

 
     

eCybersystems (Pty) Ltd

R3 377 382,00

 
           

11

CC v Automatic Sprinkler Inspection Bureau and its Members

03 August 2017

Century Technical Solutions (Pty Ltd

R5 487 504,00

R12 374 792.49

     

Exactech (Pty) Ltd

R1 975 524,00

 
     

eCybersystems (Pty) Ltd

R4 777 680,00

 
     

Itsamaya Consulting

R134 084,49

 
           

12

CC v Altech UEC South Africa (Pty) Ltd and Others

16 November 2017

Century Technical Solutions (Pty Ltd

R 659 893.96

R1 710 768.34

     

Exactech (Pty) Ltd

R 536 603,68

 
     

eCybersystems (Pty) Ltd

R514 270,70

 
 

Grant Total

R57 773 476.59

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14 December 2018 - NW3285

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Dlamini, Ms L to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) entities reporting to him awarded any contracts and/or tenders to certain companies (names and details furnished) from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, in each case, (i) what service was provided, (ii) what was the (aa) value and (bb) length of the tender and/or contract, (iii) who approved the tender and/or contract and (iv) was the tender and/or contract in line with all National Treasury and departmental procurement guidelines?

Reply:

DPE Response

The Department of Public Enterprises has not awarded any contracts to the mentioned companies.

According to the information received from Eskom

(b)

Of the list of companies provided, Eskom awarded contracts to DCD Group and Vox Telecommunications.

Eskom did not award contracts to Afrit; Elgin Brown and Hamer; Elgin Dock; Diesel and Turbo Service Centre; Afrit prop Co; Vox Holdings; Interpair Services; Siminglo (RF); Cancerian Investments; Hulisani Consortium and Phuma Finance

(b)(i)(ii)(aa)(bb)(iii)(iv)

Annexure A provides details of services provided, value of the contracts, and length of the contract, the committee that approved the contact and whether the contract is in line with National Treasury.

Although Eskom did not award contracts to Hulisani Consortium, there were dealings with Hulisani Consulting and 52 payments totaling to R4.4 million were made since 2016. All the payments to the supplier were made against once off purchase orders except for two payments valued at R18 000 which were condonation.

Alexkor, Denel, Safcol, SAA, SAX and Transnet responses not received.

14 December 2018 - NW3467

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Khanyile, Mr S to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

( 1 ) (a) On what date did her Office last conduct an audit of artwork owned by Government which is under the curatorship of her Office and (b) what are the details of each artwork under the curatorship of her Office according to the Generally Recognised Accounting Practice 103; (2) whether any artworks under the curatorship of her Office have gone missing (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; if so, what are the relevant details?

14 December 2018 - NW3520

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Kohler-Barnard, Ms D to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What is the total number of convictions secured in each province for the (a) possession, (b) sale, (c) manufacture and (d) use of drugs (i) in the (aa) 2014-15, (bb) 2015-16, (cc) 2016-17 and (dd) 2017-18 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development informed me that, according to the Integrated Case Management System (ICMS), the only reported matters are when a guilty verdict was imposed. The information is tabulated below according to each financial year.

A. 2014/15:

Region

Dealing with Drugs

Possession of Drugs

Total

Eastern Cape

932

5 709

6 641

Free State

368

1 983

2 351

Gauteng

978

7 216

8 194

Kwa-Zulu Natal

377

16 329

16 706

Limpopo

76

802

878

Mpumalanga

442

1 151

1 593

North West

123

450

573

Northern Cape

175

769

944

Western Cape

1 397

22 552

23 949

Grand Total

4 868

56 961

61 829

B. 2015/16:

Region

Allowing sale; use or possession of drugs on premises in contravention of any law

Dealing in Drugs

Possession or using a dependence-producing drug or plant

Possession/Use of Drugs

Total

Eastern Cape

30

654

8

5 169

5 861

Free State

1

179

3

2 204

2 387

Gauteng

4

540

 

5 546

6 090

Kwa-Zulu Natal

26

212

43

15 395

15 676

Limpopo

 

46

2

793

841

Mpumalanga

1

481

9

1 679

2 170

North West

2

72

2

440

516

Northern Cape

 

133

1

927

1 061

Western Cape

2

870

2

21 714

22 588

Grand Total

66

3 187

70

53 867

57 190

C. 2016/17:

Region

Dealing with Drugs

Possession or using a dependence-producing drug or plant

Possession/Use of Drugs

Total

Eastern Cape

287

1

3 092

3 380

Free State

201

 

1 040

1241

Gauteng

574

2

5 847

6 423

Kwa-Zulu Natal

526

9

11 018

11 553

Limpopo

67

1

786

854

Mpumalanga

442

1

1 568

2 011

North West

147

 

847

994

Northern Cape

118

 

386

504

Western Cape

530

7

13 406

13 943

Grand Total

2 892

21

37 990

40 903

D. 2017/18:

Region

Dealing in Drugs

Possession or Use of Drugs

Possession or using a dependence-producing drug or plant

Grand Total

Eastern Cape

395

3 952

8

4 355

Free State

235

1717

2

1 954

Gauteng

611

6 030

7

6 648

Kwa-Zulu Natal

515

13 067

54

13 636

Limpopo

45

721

1

767

Mpumalanga

522

1 558

3

2 083

North West

115

947

 

1 062

Northern Cape

141

737

 

878

Western Cape

567

16 954

31

17 552

Grand Total

3 146

45 683

106

48 935

E. 1 April 2018 – September 2018:

Region

Dealing with Drugs

Possession or Use of Drugs

Possession or using a dependence-producing drug or plant

Total

Eastern Cape

120

1 411

2

1 533

Free State

84

724

 

808

Gauteng

179

2 848

2

3 029

Kwa-Zulu Natal

92

4 924

46

5 062

Limpopo

21

216

 

237

Mpumalanga

164

560

1

725

North West

28

339

 

367

Northern Cape

33

295

1

329

Western Cape

209

5 970

28

6 207

Grand Total

930

17 287

80

18 297

14 December 2018 - NW3514

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Mulder, Dr CP to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(a) How many (i) public servants and (ii) Ministers have received legal and financial support from the state annually since 1 January 2014 during court cases arising from the execution of their duties and (b) what were the costs related to each specified case; (2) in how many cases have such civil servants and Ministers forfeited their administrative protection; (3) whether the financial expenses associated with such forfeited cases have been recouped from the said civil servants and Ministers; if not, why not; if so, what is the extent of the financial expenses recouped in each case; (4) whether he will make a statement about the matter?

Reply:

I have been informed by the Office of the Acting Chief Litigation Officer as follows:

(1)(a)(i) 526 public servants; and (ii) 4 Ministers; and (b) the statistics concerned regarding the costs, have not been kept separately, because they are managed in the normal processes and kept with all other files, which are allocated to a State Attorney if and when such an application is brought. The costs that could be sourced, are indicated in the tables below.

(2) None. In the normal processes in State Attorneys’ Offices, such statistics are not kept separately, but are kept with all other normal files and allocated to a State Attorney if and when such an application is brought. In respect of the Heads of Department, Chief Financial Officers and Members of the Executive Council who applied for State cover, no separate record or statistics of such matters, were kept.

(3) No, because I have been informed that it is mostly SAPS members who are faced with this situation; and SAPS recoup the money themselves. The SAPS members sign an undertaking to pay before the matter is referred to the State Attorneys’ Offices and SAPS executes it internally.

(4) No such statement is necessary.

Background information:

The tables below provide statistical information of the Offices of the State Attorneys and the Chief Directorate: Law Enforcement within the Office of the Chief Litigation Officer dealing with matters of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development:

1. STATE ATTORNEY: BLOEMFONTEIN

Year

No. of Public servants

No. of Ministers

Costs for public servants

Costs for Ministers

No. of cases where public servants forfeited their administrative protection

No. of cases where Ministers forfeited their administrative protection

2014

43

None

R267 431.74

None

None

None

2015

5

None

R50 015.47

None

None

None

2016

95

None

R700 828.03

None

None

None

2017

27

None

R289 980.35

None

None

None

2018

33

None

R304 75.30

None

None

None

2. STATE ATTORNEY: EAST LONDON

Year

No. of Public servants

No. of Ministers

Costs for public servants

Costs for Ministers

No. of cases where public servants forfeited their administrative protection

No. of cases where Ministers forfeited their administrative protection

2014

2

None

None

None

None

None

2015

2

None

None

None

None

None

2016

1

None

None

None

None

None

2017

3

None

R33 961.81

None

None

None

2018

None

None

None

None

None

None

3. STATE ATTORNEY: PRETORIA

Year

No. of Public servants

No. of Ministers

Costs for public servants

Costs for Ministers

No. of cases where public servants forfeited their administrative protection

No. of cases where Ministers forfeited their administrative protection

2014

None

None

None

None

None

None

2015

None

None

None

None

None

None

2016

None

None

None

None

None

None

2017

None

None

None

None

None

None

2018

9

4

None

None

None

None

4. STATE ATTORNEY: DURBAN

Year

No. of Public servants

No. of Ministers

Costs for public servants

Costs for Ministers

No. of cases where public servants forfeited their administrative protection

No. of cases where Ministers forfeited their administrative protection

2014

None

None

None

None

None

None

2015

None

None

None

None

None

None

2016

None

None

None

None

None

None

2017

None

None

None

None

None

None

2018

None

None

None

None

None

None

5. STATE ATTORNEY: MTHATHA

Year

No. of Public servants

No. of Ministers

Costs for public servants

Costs for Ministers

No. of cases where public servants forfeited their administrative protection

No. of cases where Ministers forfeited their administrative protection

2014

None

None

None

None

None

None

2015

None

None

None

None

None

None

2016

None

None

None

None

None

None

2017

None

None

None

None

None

None

2018

2

None

None

None

None

None

6. STATE ATTORNEY: KIMBERLEY

Year

No. of Public servants

No. of Ministers

Costs for public servants

Costs for Ministers

No. of cases where public servants forfeited their administrative protection

No. of cases where Ministers forfeited their administrative protection

2014

None

None

None

None

None

None

2015

None

None

None

None

None

None

2016

None

None

None

None

None

None

2017

None

None

None

None

None

None

2018

None

None

None

None

None

None

Regarding the Kimberley State Attorneys’ Office, it has been reported that no records were kept regarding public servants. Nor were records kept of Ministers who received legal representation in the scope of their duties.

7. STATE ATTORNEY: MAHIKENG

Year

No. of Public servants

No. of Ministers

Costs for public servants

Costs for Ministers

No. of cases where public servants forfeited their administrative protection

No. of cases where Ministers forfeited their administrative protection

2014

None

None

None

None

None

None

2015

None

None

None

None

None

None

2016

None

None

None

None

None

None

2017

None

None

None

None

None

None

2018

None

None

None

None

None

None

Regarding the Mahikeng State Attorneys’ Office, the information as received from the Office of the State Attorney, is that the State Attorneys have represented Ministers in all claims. This was however in the official (normal) capacity and not in their personal capacity. The State Attorney, Mahikeng is therefore not aware of any Minister who forfeited administrative protection. Therefore the Head of the Office informs me that there are no such cases.

The Office of the State Attorney has also represented individual officials in their official capacities who were cited as co-defendants with the relevant Minister. The State Attorney is not aware of any of those officials who forfeited their administrative protection. Therefore the Head of Office informs me that there are no such cases.

As the Office has not kept statistics of this nature before, it is not possible to provide a breakdown of the costs incurred in respect of all these cases. In this respect, I am informed that there are no costs to report on, as there were no such cases where the Minister, Member of the Executive Council (MEC) or Officials have applied for legal representation in their personal capacity.

8. STATE ATTORNEY: JOHANNESBURG

Year

No. of Public servants

No. of Ministers

Costs for public servants

Costs for Ministers

No. of cases where public servants forfeited their administrative protection

No. of cases where Ministers forfeited their administrative protection

2014

66

None

R1 188 735.00

None

None

None

2015

49

None

R1 462 626.00

None

None

None

2016

18

None

R395 845.00

None

None

None

2017

10

None

R222 566.00

None

None

None

2018

8

None

R22 292.00

None

None

None

9. STATE ATTORNEY: CAPE TOWN

Year

No. of Public servants

No. of Ministers

Costs for public servants

Costs for Ministers

No. of cases where public servants forfeited their administrative protection

No. of cases where Ministers forfeited their administrative protection

2014

None

None

None

None

None

None

2015

None

None

None

None

None

None

2016

None

None

None

None

None

None

2017

None

None

None

None

None

None

2018

135

None

None

None

None

None

10. STATE ATTORNEY: THOHOYANDOU

Year

No. of Public servants

No. of Ministers

Costs for public servants

Costs for Ministers

No. of cases where public servants forfeited their administrative protection

No. of cases where Ministers forfeited their administrative protection

2014

4

None

R36 559.00

None

None

None

2015

None

None

None

None

None

None

2016

None

None

None

None

None

None

2017

1

None

R4 305.00

None

None

None

2018

None

None

None

None

None

None

11. STATE ATTORNEY: PORT ELIZABETH

Year

No. of Public servants

No. of Ministers

Costs for public servants

Costs for Ministers

No. of cases where public servants forfeited their administrative protection

No. of cases where Ministers forfeited their administrative protection

2014

2

None

R31 468.00

None

None

None

2015

3

None

R138 372.00

None

None

None

2016

5

None

None

None

None

None

2017

None

None

None

None

None

None

2018

None

None

None

None

None

None

12. STATE ATTORNEY: POLOKWANE

Year

No. of Public servants

No. of Ministers

Costs for public servants

Costs for Ministers

No. of cases where public servants forfeited their administrative protection

No. of cases where Ministers forfeited their administrative protection

2014

None

None

None

None

None

None

2015

None

None

None

None

None

None

2016

None

None

None

None

None

None

2017

None

None

None

None

None

None

2018

None

None

None

None

None

None

Regarding the Polokwane State Attorneys’ Office, the Head of Office has reported that there are no such applications that have been submitted to their office. Hence the nil return on the table, above.

13. CHIEF DIRECTORATE: LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

Year

No. of Public servants

No. of Ministers

Costs for public servants

Costs for Ministers

No. of cases where public servants forfeited their administrative protection

No. of cases where Ministers forfeited their administrative protection

2014

None

None

None

None

None

None

2015

None

None

None

None

None

None

2016

None

None

None

None

None

None

2017

None

None

None

None

None

None

2018

3

None

None

None

None

None

14 December 2018 - NW3269

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

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her awarded any contracts and/or tenders to certain companies (names and details furnished) from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, in each case, (i) what service was provided, (ii) what was the (aa) value and (bb) length of the tender and/or contract, (iii) who approved the tender and/or contract and (iv) was the tender and/or contract in line with all National Treasury and departmental procurement guidelines?

Reply:

a) The Department has not awarded any contracts or tenders to Vox Telecommunication.

b) Based on the information submitted by public entities reporting to the Department, the following responses were provided:

Entity

Company awarded contracts and/or tenders (details furnished) from 1 January 2009 up to specified date

(i) Service provided

(ii)(aa) Value of the tender and/or contract

(bb) Length of the tender and/or contract

(iii) Official approved the tender and/or contract

(iv) Compliance with all National Treasury and departmental procurement guidelines

1. Education Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority

Vox Telecommunication

Support and maintenance of the financial system

R1 903 513.12

1 February 2011 to 31 March 2020

Chief Executive Officer

Yes

2. Mining Qualification Authority

Vox Telecommunication

Internet services

R6 770 219.68

  • Services Level Agreement 1: July 2011 to June 2014
  • Extension of contract (Addendum 1): July 2014 to March 2016
  • Extension of contract (Addendum 2): April 2016 to March 2018
  • Services Level Agreement 2: April 2018 to March 2020

Chief Executive Officer

Yes

3. Public Sector Education and Training Authority

Vox Telecommunication

Internet services

R493 197.32

3.5 years

Chief Executive Officer

Yes

4. Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority

Vox Telecommunication

Wide Area Network (WAN) services

R1 425 026.28

1 June 2014 to

31 May 2017

Chief Executive Officer

Yes

5. Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority

Vox Telecommunication

Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure services

R76 411.54 per month

The appointment was based on a monthly rental and a once off set up cost of R56 658.00

31 March 2016 to

31 March 2020

The appointment was for the period up to 31 March 2016 with an option to renew for another twelve months period.

The contract was extended to 31 March 2020 after permission obtained from National Treasury.

Administrator

Yes

6. Quality Council for Trades and Occupations

Vox Communication

IT infrastructure support

R5 444 515.13

1 March 2018 to

28 February 2021

Chief Executive Officer

Yes

7. Services Sector Education and Training Authority

Vox Telecommunication

Implementation of Voice over IP (VoIP) solution

R2 620 748.75

11 April 2016 to

30 November 2018

Accounting Authority

Yes

8. South African Qualifications Authority

Vox Telecommunication

Implementation of new data provision and VoIP

R231 876.00

December 2013 to November 2014

Chief Executive Officer

Yes

 

Vox Telecommunication

Renewal of data provision and VoIP contract

R398 855.88

1 March 2015 to

28 February 2017

Chief Executive Officer

Yes

 

Vox Telecommunication

Upgrading data provisioning from 5 Mbps to 20 Mbps

R147 159.06

Once-off for the upgrade and after that month-to-month for four months
(March to June 2017)

Chief Executive Officer

Yes

 

Vox Telecommunication

Expansion of the Vox telecom for data and VoIP services for six months

R325 776.62

6 Months (1 July to
31 December 2017)

Chief Executive Officer

Yes

 

Vox Telecommunication

Fibre and VoIP services

R165 302.73

3 months (1 March to
May 2018)

Chief Executive Officer

Yes

 

Vox Telecommunication

PABX Solution

Solution cost of

R4 407 757.27

Telephone call charges rate per minute is between R0.23 and R0.33 (local) depending on the network.

The rate for international calls is R0.92 per minute.

1 June 2018 to

31 May 2023

Finance Committee

Yes

COMPILER DETAILS

NAME AND SURNAME: MR CASPER BADENHORST AND MR OUPA MUTANDANYI

CONTACT: 012 312 5730/5111

RECOMMENDATION

It is recommended that the Minister signs Parliamentary Reply 3269.

MR GF QONDE

DIRECTOR–GENERAL: HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

DATE:

PARLIAMENTARY REPLY 3269 IS APPROVED / NOT APPROVED / AMENDED.

COMMENT/S

MRS GNM PANDOR, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

DATE:

14 December 2018 - NW3201

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Boshoff, Ms H to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)What number of mega farm schools (a) have been built in each province in the past three financial years and (b) are envisaged to be completed in the 2018-19 financial year; (2) what number of non-viable schools (a) have been closed in the past three financial years in each province and (b) are envisaged to be closed in the 2018-19 financial year; (3) what number of teachers were trained on pedagogical content knowledge and facilitation skills in mathematics and science in each province in the (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17 financial years; (4) what amount that was made available to improve mathematics, science and technology teaching in each province in the (a) 2015-16, and (b) 2016-17 financial years?

Reply:

(1) (a) The Sector has not built any Mega Farm Schools for the past three financial years but has a number of Non-Viable farm schools in lieu of two Boarding Schools in Mpumalanga Province which are Steve Tshwete Boarding School in Nkangala and Thaba Tshweu Boarding school in Ehlanzeni district.

(b) There are no Mega farm Schools envisaged to be completed in the 2018/2019 financial year.

(2) 2018-19 financial year:

Province

No. of schools closed to date

2018/19 projections

 

(a) @

(b)

EC

725

2 182*

FS

33

90

GP

521

14

KZN

248

1 405^

LP

1 783

61

MP

1 063

34

NC

142

8*

NW

948

0

WC

1 466

0

Source (a) National EMIS (b) PEDs

The above mentioned data indicate the number of schools closed to date except for the FS.

* Schools currently subjected to rationalisation but not necessarily to be effected in 2018/19

^ Schools rationalisation plan ranging from 2018 to 2023

(3) The number of teachers who were trained on Mathematics and Science content and pedagogy through DBE-led programmes are:

DBE TRAINING WORKSHOPS:

2015/16 YEAR

PROVINCE

TRAINED MST HODS 2015/16

Grade 8 & 9

 

MATHS

N.SC

TECHN

TOTAL

Free State

294

255

236

785

Gauteng

53

51

51

155

North West

415

439

642

1 496

Eastern Cape

1 520

1 636

1 536

4 674

Northern Cape

116

75

81

272

Limpopo

749

313

595

1 657

Mpumalanga

552

465

473

1 490

TOTAL

3 862

3 331

3 508

10 529

2016/17: NSC SUPPORT ON MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE

PROVINCE

MATHS

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

TOTAL

Eastern Cape

489

288

777

Free State

136

129

265

KwaZulu-Natal

520

417

937

Limpopo

535

606

1 141

Mpumalanga

234

199

433

Northern Cape

56

72

128

North West

232

196

428

TOTAL

2 202

1 907

4 109

(4)

  1. 2015-16 Budget available to Improve MST Teaching in each Province:

Total allocated budget for MST Conditional Grant in 2015/16 was R 347 185 million. R 104 156 million (30% of the total budget) was used for teaching in each province (15% - Training of Teachers and Subject Advisors in preparation for the implementation of CAPS for Technical Schools and 15% - Targeted Teacher Training in Pedagogic Content Knowledge for MST Subjects).

(SEE TABLE BELOW)

  1. 2016-17 Budget available to Improve MST Teaching in each Province:

Total allocated budget for MST Conditional Grant in 2016/17 was R 362 444 million. R 108 734 million (30% of total budget) was used for teaching in each province (15% - Training of Teachers and Subject Advisors in preparation for the Implementation of CAPS for Technical Schools and 15% - Targeted Teacher Training in Pedagogic Content Knowledge for MST Subjects).

(SEE TABLE BELOW)

MST CONDITIONAL ALLOCATION 2015/16

Province

Budget Allocation

ICT Resource to improve Teaching and Learning 20%

Technical School Workshop ,Equipment and Tools 15%

School Laboratories and Workshop Apparatus and Consumables 15%

Direct Learner Support 10%

Technical Schools Teachers and Subject Advisors Training and CAPS Orientation 15%

Targeted Teacher Training in Teaching Methodologies and Subject content 15%

Training and Support in ICT Integration for end-users 10%

Total

100%

 

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

EC

45 059

9 012

6 759

6 759

4 506

6 759

6 759

4 506

45 059

FS

32 145

6 429

4 822

4 822

3 215

4 822

4 822

3 215

32 145

GP

47 842

9 568

7 176

7 176

4 784

7 176

7 176

4 784

47 842

KZN

59 998

12 000

9 000

9 000

6 000

9 000

9 000

6 000

59 998

LP

40 979

8 196

6 147

6 147

4 098

6 147

6 147

4 098

40 979

MP

39 136

7 827

5 870

5 870

3 914

5 870

5 870

3 914

39 136

NC

22 113

4 423

3 317

3 317

2 211

3 317

3 317

2 211

22 113

NW

33 378

6 676

5 007

5 007

3 338

5 007

5 007

3 338

33 378

WC

26 535

5 307

3 980

3 980

2 654

3 980

3 980

2 654

26 535

Total

347 185

69 437

52 078

52 078

34 719

52 078

52 078

34 719

347 185

FINANCIAL EXPENDITURE AS AT 31 MARCH 2016

EXPENDITURE DURING THE 2015-16 FINANCIAL YEAR AS AT 31 MARCH 2016

Province

2015-16

Budget Allocation

Actual Funds Transferred at

31 March 16

Actual Expenditure against Allocation

Budget Available as at 31 March 2016

%

Spent Against Budget Allocation

 

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

%

EC

45 059

45 059

26 350

10 236

72,02%

FS

32 145

33 466

21 524

10 165

67,92%

GP

47 842

47 842

47 842

- 678

101,44%

KZN

59 998

59 998

59 259

739

98,77%

LP

40 979

40 979

35 673

- 6 649

122,91%

MP

39 136

39 136

42 408

- 10 923

134,69%

NC

22 113

22 113

23 466

- 1 783

108,22%

NW

33 378

33 378

32 225

553

98,31%

WC

26 535

26 535

27 668

- 1 133

104,27%

TOTAL

347 185

347 185

316 415

527

99, 83%

MST CONDITIONAL ALLOCATION 2016/17

MST CONDITIONAL ALLOCATION 2016/17

Province

Budget

Allocation

ICT Resource to improve Teaching and Learning 20%

Technical School Workshop ,Equipment and Tools 15%

School Laboratories and Workshop Apparatus and Consumables 15%

Direct Learner Support 10%

Technical Schools Teachers and Subject Advisors Training and CAPS Orientation 15%

Targeted Teacher Training in Teaching Methodologies and Subject content 15%

Training and Support in ICT Integration for end-users 10%

Total 100%

 

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

EC

46 898

9 380

7 035

7 035

4 690

7 035

7 035

4 690

46 898

FS

33 466

6 693

5 020

5 020

3 347

5 020

5 020

3 347

33 466

GP

49 810

9 962

7 472

7 472

4 981

7 472

7 472

4 981

49 810

KZN

62 453

12 491

9 368

9 368

6 245

9 368

9 368

6 245

62 453

LP

42 553

8 511

6 383

6 383

4 255

6 383

6 383

4 255

42 553

MP

41 639

8 328

6 246

6 246

4 164

6 246

6 246

4 164

41 639

NC

23 030

4 606

3 455

3 455

2 303

3 455

3 455

2 303

23 030

NW

34 754

6 951

5 213

5 213

3 475

5 213

5 213

3 475

34 754

WC

27 841

5 568

4 176

4 176

2 784

4 176

4 176

2 784

27 841

Total

362 444

72 489

54 367

54 367

36 244

54 367

54 367

36 244

362 444

FINANCIAL EXPENDITURE AS AT 31 MARCH 2017

EXPENDITURE DURING THE 2016/17 FINANCIAL YEAR

Province

2016-17

Budget Allocation

Actual Funds Transferred at

31 March 17

Actual Expenditure

Against Allocation

Budget Available as at

31 March 2017

%

Spent Against Budget Allocation

 

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

%

EC

46 898

46 898

58 241

-11 343

124%

FS

33 466

33 466

39 167

-5 701

117%

GP

49 810

49 810

49 810

0

100%

KZN

62 453

62 453

63 402

-949

102%

LP

42 553

42 553

34544

8 009

81%

MP

41 639

41 639

41 376

263

99%

NC

23 030

23 030

23 214

-184

101%

NW

34 754

34 754

36 176

-1 422

104%

WC

27 841

27 841

27 841

0

100%

TOTAL

362 444

362 444

373 771

-11 327

103%

14 December 2018 - NW3229

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

What (a) amount did (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her borrow from any entity in the People’s Republic of China (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, (b) is the name of the lender of each loan, (c) conditions are attached to each loan and (d) are the repayment periods for each loan in each case?

Reply:

There is no entity and/or department reporting to the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans that borrowed any amount from any entity in the People’s Republic of China

14 December 2018 - NW3557

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

(1 )With reference to her reply to question 2287 on 31 October 2018, did the Board of Athletics South Africa (ASA) follow a consultative process in issuing rule amendments to allow members of the Board to simultaneously serve as registered directors of the Nonprofit Company; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2)whether ASA issues notices inviting comments from stakeholders before initiating amendments to its rules; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) do clubs belonging to ASA allow objections raised by its members to be minuted and recorded; (4)what are the details of ASA's mediation process for disciplinary hearings; (5)has ASA held a disciplinary hearing around the legal and procedural irregularities pointed out by a certain organisation (name furnished); if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?NW4133E

Reply:

The question by the he member has been forwarded to Athletics South Africa (ASA) for its response as it deals with operational details and internal institutional procedures of ASA.


MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE:

14 December 2018 - NW3242

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) amount did (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him borrow from any entity in the People’s Republic of China (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, (b) is the name of the lender of each loan, (c) conditions are attached to each loan and (d) are the repayment periods for each loan in each case?

Reply:

DPE RESPONSE

The Department of Public Enterprises did not borrow any money from any entity in the People’s Republic of China in the past three financial years to date.

According to the information received from Eskom

(a)(i)

The Department of Public Enterprises did not borrow any money from any entity in the People’s Republic of China in the past three financial years to date.

(a)(ii)

Annexure A provides amount borrowed from China Development Loan (CDB) in each of the past three financial years and since 1 April 2018; the name of the lender of each loan, conditions attached to each loan and the repayment periods for each loan.

Eskom wishes not to disclose full terms and conditions of the loans as this information is commercially sensitive and would constitute breach of confidence.

Response is according to information received from South African Airways:

South African Airways has no loan agreements from any entity in the People’s Republic of China.

Response is according to information received from South African Express:

South African Express has not raised any loans with the People’s Republic of China in the past three years.

Alexkor, Denel, Safcol and Transnet responses not received.

12 December 2018 - NW3664

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Hlonyana, Mrs NKF to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What number of (a) programmers and (b) engineers have graduated from institutions of higher learning in each of the past five academic years?

Reply:

The table below reflects the number of programmers and engineers who graduated from public higher education institutions over the past five academic years.

Year

(a) Programmers

(b) Engineers

2013

1 001

13 284

2014

924

14 077

2015

843

14 648

2016

906

14 420

2017

1 098

15 043

12 December 2018 - NW3694

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What (a) will be the capacity of each faculty at each technical and vocational education and training (TVET) college for 2019 and (b) number of first year students will each specified TVET college be able to accept in 2019?

Reply:

a) Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges do not have faculties and are structured around programme offerings such as the Report 191 (NATED) programme sub-divided into Engineering Studies and Business and General Studies, the National Certificate (Vocational) with 19 programmes, and the Pre-vocational Learning Programme. In 2019, occupational qualifications will be implemented through the Centres of Specialisation project, which involves the contracting of apprentices by workplaces to complete their theoretical and practical training at selected colleges.

b) The table below provides the number of new students per programme for the 2019 academic year at each TVET college.

TVET College

*NC(V) L2

*N1

N4

*PLP

Total

Eastern Cape

         
  • Buffalo City TVET College

1 064

281

1 777

100

2 158

  • Eastcape Midlands TVET College

1 260

750

1 836

100

3 946

  • Ikhala TVET College

790

585

1 702

100

3 177

  • Ingwe TVET College

1 205

745

1 725

100

3 775

  • King Hintsa TVET College

830

250

875

100

2 055

  • King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College

2 314

975

2 540

150

5 979

  • Lovedale TVET College

550

200

1 509

100

2 359

  • Port Elizabeth TVET College

1 158

846

1 749

100

3 853

Free State

         
  • Flavius Mareka TVET College

770

700

3 120

0

4 590

  • Goldfields TVET College

758

540

1 900

100

3 298

  • Maluti TVET College

2 065

385

1 785

105

4 340

  • Motheo TVET College

305

2 102

6 001

100

8 508

Gauteng

         
  • Central Johannesburg TVET College

1 278

1 890

3 150

100

6 418

  • Ekurhuleni East TVET College

2 260

1 200

4 383

60

7 903

  • Ekurhuleni West TVET College

3 108

0

3 135

100

6 343

  • Sedibeng TVET College

3 353

2 065

5 054

0

10 472

  • South West Gauteng College

4 104

1 462

4 663

100

10 329

  • Tshwane North TVET College

1 549

2 176

4 632

150

8 507

  • Tshwane South TVET College

1 075

2 100

3 265

60

6 500

  • Western TVET College

154

3 129

7 542

100

10 925

KwaZulu-Natal

         
  • Coastal TVET College

2 130

0

2 176

100

4 406

  • Elangeni TVET College

2 300

740

1 540

95

4 675

  • Esayidi TVET College

1 196

665

2 437

100

4 398

  • Majuba TVET College

2 271

2 974

4 373

100

9 718

  • Mnambithi TVET College

935

60

2 390

100

3 485

  • Mthashana TVET College

740

395

1 045

100

2 280

  • Thekwini TVET College

960

495

1 673

100

3 228

  • Umfolozi TVET College

1 053

503

1 670

90

3 316

  • Umgungundlovu TVET College

885

795

1 463

100

3 243

Limpopo

         
  • Capricorn TVET College

1 762

1 520

4 495

100

7 877

  • Lephalale TVET College

290

320

422

30

1 062

  • Letaba TVET College

630

390

1 304

100

2 424

  • Mopani South East TVET College

1 279

0

570

100

1 949

  • Sekhukhune TVET College

617

647

1 028

100

2 392

  • Vhembe TVET College

1 750

2 474

3 453

100

7 777

  • Waterberg TVET College

954

198

62

105

1 319

Mpumalanga

         
  • Ehlanzeni TVET College

1 470

780

1 230

100

3 580

  • Gert Sibande TVET College

2 205

508

1 670

100

4 483

  • Nkangala TVET College

1 680

1 620

2 425

100

5 825

North West

         
  • Orbit TVET College

1 445

800

2 030

61

4 336

  • Taletso TVET College

750

450

1 080

100

2 380

  • Vuselela TVET College

1 150

565

1 570

100

3 385

Northern Cape

         
  • Northern Cape Rural TVET College

637

545

1 019

100

2 301

  • Northern Cape Urban TVET College

1 190

1 350

1 760

100

4 400

Western Cape

         
  • Boland TVET College

780

365

3 402

200

4 747

  • College of Cape Town for TVET

1 440

520

2 859

90

4 909

  • False Bay TVET College

704

1 134

2 011

60

3 909

  • Northlink TVET College

1 001

3 334

4 190

33

8 558

  • South Cape TVET College

655

390

2 242

119

3 406

  • West Coast TVET College

1 175

750

2 100

100

4 125

*PLP: Pre-vocational Learning Programme

*N: NATED/Report 191

*NC(V): National Certificate (Vocational)

12 December 2018 - NW3264

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

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her awarded any contracts and/or tenders to certain companies (names and details furnished) from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, in each case (i) what service was provided, (ii) what was the (aa) value and (bb) length of the tender and/or contract, (iii) who approved the tender and/or contract and (iv) was the tender and/or contract in line with all National Treasury and departmental procurement guidelines?

Reply:

(a) & (b) I have been informed by my Department that the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and the African Renaissance Fund (ARF) have not awarded any contracts or tenders to the companies listed in the Honourable Member’s question. However, this will be investigated and should any new information emerge, the Honourable Member will be furnished with that information.

12 December 2018 - NW2929

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What (i) is the total number of employees that have been outsourced from private companies and/or contractors by (aa) his department and (bb) each entity reporting to him (aaa) in the past three financial years and (bbb) since 1 April 2018 and (ii) is the name of each company or contractor and (b) what amount is each employee paid?

Reply:

DPE RESPONSE

(i) The total number of employees that have been outsourced from private companies and / or total number of employees that have been outsources from Private Companies.

Three Employees (excluding SOC’s employees)

(aa) Department of Public Enterprises

(bb) Each entity reporting to DPE

(aaa)

Financial year

Number of employees

2015/16

0

2016/17

0

2017/18

1

(bbb) Since April 2018

Department of Public Enterprises

Three Employees

(i) Name of each contractor

Financial year

Name of contractor

2015/16

None appointed

2016/17

None appointed

2017/18

Kelly Group

Since April 2018

  1. Kamo Placement
  1. Fempower

 

(b) What amount is each employee paid?

Payments were / are made directly to the company and the company is responsible for paying their own employees.

This response is according to information received from Transnet and South African Express:

Transnet:

(bb) (aaa) (bbb)

Transnet SOC Ltd 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018 per Operating Division

Transnet Freight Rail

Financial Year

Nature of the Outsourced Service

Name/s of service providers

Number of workers undertaking the outsourced service

2015/2016

Cleaning Services, security services; horticultural services, waiters

A number of different service providers were procured throughout TFR’s business units and depots. The names of the service providers are too numerous to list here but are available on request.

Cleaning services: 256

     

Security services : 4172

     

Horticultural services:25

     

Waiters: 20

2016/2017

Cleaning, security, waste management, horticultural services, occupational health, cafeteria services, cafeteria, transport, pest control

 

Cleaning services : 501

     

Security services : 4290

     

Horticultural services: 25

     

Waiters: 20

 

Cleaning Services, horticultural services, waiters

 

Cleaning services: 568

     

Security services : 4384

     

Horticultural services:25

     

Waiters: 20

Transnet Engineering

Financial Year

Nature of the Outsourced Service

Name/s of service providers

Number of workers undertaking the outsourced service

 

Cleaning, security, waste management, horticultural services, occupational health, cafeteria services,




A number of different service providers were procured throughout TE. The names of the service providers are too numerous to list here but are available on request.

Cleaning services: 256

     

Security services : 47

     

Waste Management: 23

     

Horticultural services:22

     

Waiters: 12

2016/2017

Cleaning Services, horticultural services, waiters

 

Cleaning services: 273

     

Security services : 47

     

Waste management: 29

     

Horticultural services: 53

     

Occupational health: 12

     

Transport: 11

     

Pest Control: 6

 

Cleaning, security, waste management, horticultural services, occupational health, cafeteria services, cafeteria, transport, pest control, rail line maintenance

 

Cleaning services: 406

     

Security services : 47

     

Waste management: 37

     

Horticultural services: 113

     

Occupational health: 12

     

Transport: 13

     

Pest Control: 21

Rail line maintenance: 4500

Transnet Port Terminals

Financial Year

Nature of the Outsourced Service

Name/s of service providers

Number of workers undertaking the outsourced service

2015/2016

Cleaning, security, waste management, occupational health, transportation of manganese and iron ore, transportation of employees; ICT, stevedoring, driving services, materials handling

A number of different service providers were procured throughout TFR’s business units and depots. The names of the service providers are too numerous to list here but are available on request.

Cleaning: 312

2016/2017

2017/2018

   

Security: 320

Occupational health: 40

ICT: 20

Materials Handling: 431

Employee transport: 37

Stevedoring: dependant on operational demand

Transportation of manganese and iron ore: dependant on operational demand

Transnet Pipelines, Group Capital, Property

Financial Year

Nature of the Outsourced Service

2015/2016

Cleaning, security, ground maintenance and gardening, Helicopter and aviation services; dredging, pest control, ground and garden maintenance, fire services, mobile crane services, driving services, steel work and general maintenance; occupational health

2016/2017

2017/2018

 

(b) Transnet SOC Ltd is accordingly not responsible for the remuneration and other conditions of service of the contractor. The fees for service rendered by the service provider is regulated by the applicable commercial agreement between Transnet and the service provider.

South African Express:

South African Express Airways has not outsourced employees from private companies and/or contractors.

Alexkor, Denel, Safcol, Eskom and SAA responses not received.

12 December 2018 - NW3454

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Lorimer, Mr JR to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)(a) On what date did his department last conduct an audit of artwork owned by Government which is under his department’s curatorship and (b) what are the details of each artwork under the curatorship of his department according to the Generally Recognised Accounting Practice 103; (2) whether any artworks under his department’s curatorship have gone missing (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Department does not have artwork assets.

 

 

12 December 2018 - NW3226

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Shackleton, Mr M S to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What (a) amount did (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her borrow from any entity in the People’s Republic of China (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, (b) is the name of the lender of each loan, (c) conditions are attached to each loan and (d) are the repayment periods for each loan in each case?

Reply:

(a) (i) The DBE does not and has not borrowed money from China.

(aa) Not applicable

(bb) Not applicable

(b) Not applicable

(c) Not applicable

(d) Not applicable

(i) ENTITIES:

(a) Umalusi has not borrowed from the People’s Republic of China in the past three financial years, including the year starting on 1 April 2018.

(aa) Not applicable

(bb) Not applicable

(b) Not applicable

(c) Not applicable

(d) Not applicable

(a) SACE has never borrowed any amount from any entity in the People’s Republic of China.

(aa) N/A

(bb) N/A

(b) N/A

(c) N/A

(d) N/A

12 December 2018 - NW2936

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Hlengwa, Mr M to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Whether she has officially or unofficially met with any member of the Gupta family at any time between 1 January 2009 to date; if so, (a) what was the nature of the specified meeting and (b) where was it held?

Reply:

I have attended events organised by the Hindu community to mark their Diwali, a Hindu Festival, wherein members of the Gupta family attend as part of the members of the Hindu society.

These invitations have always been extended to Ministers, Deputy Ministers, and the Business community long before I even assumed the responsibility of being the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans.

12 December 2018 - NW3647

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

(1)Whether there have been any instances in the past financial year where her department advertised one position but ended up hiring two persons for the one position or job category that was advertised; if so, why were both positions not advertised separately; (2) has she been informed of the matter; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant

Reply:

  1. No.
  2. Not applicable.

12 December 2018 - NW3662

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What number of (a) plumbers, (b) electricians, (c) carpenters, (d) civil engineers and (e) architects have graduated from institutions of higher learning in each of the past five academic years?

Reply:

The table below reflects the number of plumbers, electricians and carpenters who were trade tested at Indlela, and civil engineers and architects who graduated from universities over the past five academic years.

 

Trade Tested at Indlela

Graduated from Universities

Year

(a) Plumbers

(b) Electricians

(c) Carpenters

(d) Civil Engineers

(e) Architects

2013

219

1 912

48

2 713

933

2014

272

4 242

95

2 733

1 008

2015

213

2 407

87

2 962

1 007

2016

826

3 261

116

2 696

1 043

2017

1 239

4 679

231

2 862

1 089

12 December 2018 - NW2858

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Boshoff, Ms H to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What number of the 9 894 schools have been trained on the National School Safety Framework since her reply to question 890 on 3 May 2018?

Reply:

Since the reply to question 890 on 3 May, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) has supported provinces to train 139 additional schools on the National School Safety Framework.

12 December 2018 - NW3369

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Basic Education

With reference to her reply to question 1393 on 21 June 2018, what is the number of pupils in each (a) primary school and (b) high school in each province?

Reply:

For number of pupils in each (a) primary school and (b) high school in each province refer to the link https://www.education.gov.za/NA3369.aspx

12 December 2018 - NW3366

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Hlonyana, Mrs NKF to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)What is the (a) total number of pieces of artillery that the SA National Defence Force currently owns and (b) type of each piece of artillery; (2) whether each piece of artillery is functional; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details

Reply:

Due to security sensitivity on this question, the response thereto can only be disclosed in a Closed Session of the Joint Standing Committee on Defence

12 December 2018 - NW3289

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Mulaudzi, Mr TE to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her awarded any contracts and/or tenders to certain companies (names and details furnished) from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, in each case, (i) what service was provided, (ii) what was the (aa) value and (bb) length of the tender and/or contract, (iii) who approved the tender and/or contract and (iv) was the tender and/or contract in line with all National Treasury and departmental procurement guidelines?”

Reply:

1. The question above refers to the following companies as stipulated in the attached letter (Annexure A) from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF):

  • DCD Group
  • Afrit
  • Elgin Brown and Hamer
  • Hulisani Consortium (RF)
  • Elgin Dock
  • Diesel and Turbo Service Centre
  • Vox Telecommunications
  • Afrit Propco
  • Vox Holdings
  • Interpair Services
  • Simiglo (RF)
  • Cancerian Investments
  • Phuma Finance(a) The Department of Small Business Development (DSBD)

The DSBD did not award any contacts and/or tenders to any of the companies listed in paragraph 1 from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available.

(a)(i) Not applicable.

(a)(ii)(aa)-(bb) Not applicable.

(a)(iii) Not applicable.

(a)(iv) Not applicable.

(b) Entities:

The Small Enterprise Finance Agency (sefa)

None of the service providers listed in paragraph 1 above has been appointed to render services to sefa.

(b)(i) Not applicable.

(b)(ii)(aa)-(bb) Not applicable.

(b)(iii) Not applicable.

(b)(iv) Not applicable.

The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda)

Seda did not award contracts to the service providers in paragraph 1, except for Vox Telecommunications with the company registration 2011/000797/07. The following information is applicable to the contract with Vox Telecommunications:

(b)(i) Mimecast unified e-mail management enterprise solution services.

(b)(ii)(aa) The value of the contract is R1 997 088.

(b)(ii)(bb) The length of the contract is three (3) years (17 May 2017 to 16 May 2020).

(b)(iii) The contract was approved by the Chief Financial Officer of Seda.

(b)(iv) Yes, the companies were invited through SITA Transversal Contract RFB 1183 in line with all National Treasury and Seda’s Procurement guidelines.

_______________________________________________________________________________

DSBD PORTION OF THE RESPONSE SUPPORTED BY:

________________________

SEMPHETE OOSTERWYK

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

DATE:

12 December 2018 - NW3370

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

With reference to her reply to question 2607 on 27 September 2018, (a) what is the (i) total number of staff employed in each category and (ii) salary of staff in each category and (b) what is the (i) name of the company in instances where workers are outsourced, (ii) total number of outsourced workers and (iii) value of the contract in each case?

Reply:

The Department does not routinely collect information on the way in which services are sourced/managed at individual universities and the management thereof. The Department requested all universities to respond whether or not they have insourced cleaning, gardening, catering and security staff. The responses from universities are provided in the table below.

Institution

Cleaning

Gardening

Catering

Security staff

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

(a) (i) 349

(ii) From R86 580.00 up to
R180 636.00 per annum

(a) (i) 53

(ii) From R86 580.00 up to

R94 764 per annum

(a) (i) insourced

(a) (i) 543

(ii) From R105 456.00 up to
R117 012.00 per annum

University of Cape Town

(a) (i) 377

(ii) R136 455.00

(a) (i) 73

(a) (i) 267

(a) (i) 353

University of Johannesburg 

(a) (i) 651

(ii) From R96 745.45 to R202 034.47

(a) (i) 33

(ii) R96 745.45

Outsourced

(a) (i) 388

(ii) From R96 745.45 to R463 718.39

University of Kwazulu-Natal

(a) (i) 651

(ii) From R96 745.45 to R202 034.47

(a) (i) 33

(ii) R96 745.45

Outsourced

(b) (i) Isidingo

(ii) 161

(iii) R3 395 165.47 per month

University of Limpopo

(a) (i) 230

(ii) R4 800 per month

Kleentech Investment

R26 163 658.42

(a) (i) 81-gardening

(ii) R4 000.00

(b) (i) 12 (waste removal)

R4 300 per month;

(iii) Amaloba (Pty) Ltd (gardening)

R7 336 614.72; Ingwe Waste Removal R2 729 583.66

All companies are self-funded, and there is no university contribution

(a) (i) 347

(ii) R4 500.00

Mafoko Security Services

R34 182115.04

(includes special duties)

Mangosuthu University of Technology

(b) (i) Totalserve Facilities Management
(ii) 106

(iii) R7 789 413.18

(b) (i) Biza iAfrika Consulting Pty Ltd,

(ii) 12

(iii) R1 636 045.19

(b) (i) LamaMchunu Catering Services,

(ii) 23

(iii) Based on their sales

(b) (i) Sandile Security Services

(ii) 41

(iii) R1 257 320.00

(b) (i) Servest Security
(ii) 14
(iii) R510 110.00

University of 
Mpumalanga

(a)(i) 83

(ii) R81 585.00

Insourced

Outsourced (Insourcing will be done with effect from
1 January 2019)

Outsourced. University pays a subvention

University of Pretoria

(a) (i) 593

(ii) R10 000 (entry monthly salary level excluding employer benefits)

(a) (i) 243

(ii) R10 000 (entry monthly salary level excluding employer benefits)

(a) (i) 142

(ii) R10 000 (entry monthly salary level excluding employer benefits)

(a) (i) 580

(ii) R10 000 (Entry salary of staff is the gross basic monthly salary excluding employer contributions)

Sol Plaatje University

(a) (i) 83

(ii) R81 585.00

(a) (i) 13

(ii) R81 585.00

(b) (i) Chartwells / Compass Group

(ii) 74

(iii) Contract value is based on the number of meals served to students

(a) (i) 92

(ii) R92 328.00

University of  South Africa

(a) (i) 310

(ii) R30 051 970.69 per annum

(a) (i) 59

(ii) R4 651 205.00 per annum

(a) (i) 110 Catering: Empilweni Food Specialists

(ii) No cost to university

(a) (i) 544

(ii) R62 253 005.82 per annum

Stellenbosch University 

(b) (ii) Information not available, however tender prescribes entry salary level R5 618.00

(iii) Tsebo R45 238 167.00;

Supercare R54 606 148.00;

Bidvest R55 907 015.00;

Afriboom R1 634 929.00;

Cristal Solutions R420 948;

Metro Cleaning R6 352 659;

(b) (i) Servest (ii) Information not available, however tender prescribes entry salary level R5 618.00 (iii) R12 141 702.00

(b) (ii) Information not available, however tender prescribes entry salary level R5 618,00

(iii) Bidvest R23 640 343.00;

C3 Foods R24 752 527.00;

CSG Foods R20 625 588.00;

Fedics R12 360 045.00

(b) (ii) Information not available, however tender prescribes entry salary level R5 618.00

(iii) AC Security R999 853.00;

Pro Events R15 907 782.00

Tshwane University of Technology 

(a) (i) 329

(ii) R88 271.00 per annum

(a) (i) 197

(ii) R88 271.00 per annum

(a) (i) 300

(ii) R88 271.00 per annum

Outsourced

Vaal University of Technology 

(a) (i) 169

(ii) R885 130.00 per month

(a) (i) 40

(ii) R124 452.00 per month

(a) (i) 4

(ii) R86 482.00 per month

(b) (i) Phiripiri

(ii) 377

(iii) R51 652 420.20 per annum

University of Venda 

(a) (i) 139

(ii) R6 526.00 per month

(a) (i) 50

(ii) R6 526 per month

 

(a) (i) 150

(ii) R7 395.00 per month

Walter Sisulu University

(a) (i) 222

(a) (i) 78

Insourced only for staff on Mthatha campus

(a) (i) 389

University of the Witwatersrand

(a) (i) 654

(ii) R103 005.08 (general worker)

(a) (i) 147

(ii) R103 005.08 (general worker)

(a) (i) 184

(ii) R103 005.08 (general assistant)

(a) (i) 279

(ii) R133 228.00 (patrol officer)

R 154 656.35 (security officer)

12 December 2018 - NW2985

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)(a) What was the basis of the 23,1 % increase in the salaries of employees of the Armaments Corporation of South Africa (Armscor) in the 2017-18 financial year, (b) how were the specified salary increases justified against a lower budget and (c) why are there no correlations between internal targets of employees and the core function activities of Armscor; (2) whether Armscor utilised reserve funds to fund the increase in employee salaries; (3) what are the relevant details of the (a) salary increases of Armscor employees since 1 April 2018, including a detailed breakdown of (i) salary increases and bonuses for senior management service employees and (ii) any other benefits for employees such as free hunting trips and the Cape Town Jazz Festival, (b) basis for the increases and (c) source fund(s) from which the increases will be funded?

Reply:

1. (a) The basis of the increase can be summarised as follows:

(i) The redress of unjustifiable wage gaps between people doing the same job or work that is similar. This parity project was initiated as a result of the new Labour Law amendments on equal pay for same or similar work or work of equal value. In so doing Armscor followed the prescribed Gazetted Regulations.

(ii) It is also attributable to the internal promotions across the organisation in line with the corporate Promotion Practice.

(iii) There was also the filling of vacancies that were vacant in the previous financial year.

(iv) During the last six financial years the Discovery medical premiums increased at an average of 9.1% per annum.

(v) There was insourcing of contractors from across the organisation.

(vi) The annual increases of 7.5% contributed to the total amount.

(vii) Lastly Voluntary Severance Packages for about 30 employees were paid to those who opted to leave the organisation

1. (b) Salary increases were justified in the sense that Armscor needed to comply with legislation as well as ensuring that the organisation remains competitive and is able to attract and retain the highly sought after skills that are necessary in ensuring that it delivers work of superior quality.

These increases were projected and budgeted for. Armscor has also adopted a strict policy in filling vacancies that are critical to the operations of the organisation by optimising the utilisation of these resources hence deriving huge operational savings as depicted in the pie chart below. These savings amounted to R22,4m in total.

1. (c) Armscor is of the view that there is a correlation between the internal targets and core functions of the organisation. For example, acquisition targets relating to the turnaround times for placing orders formed part of the corporate score card.

QUESTION 2

(2) Whether Armscor utilised reserve funds to fund the increase in employee salaries;

RESPONSE

Armscor did not utilise reserves to fund salary increases; as stated these were projected and absorbed in the cost savings with the exception of voluntary severance packages which were provided for in the reserves.

QUESTION 3

(3) what are the relevant details of the (a) salary increases of Armscor employees since 1 April 2018, including a detailed breakdown of (i) salary increases and bonuses for senior management service employees and (ii) any other benefits for employees such as free hunting trips and the Cape Town Jazz Festival, (b) basis for the increases and (c) source fund(s) from which the increases will be funded? NW3299E

3 (a)

SUMMARY OF SALARY INCREASES

 

Category

2017/18

2018/19

Executives

7.5

6.2

Snr Management

7.5

6.5

Middle Management

7.5

7.75

Professionals

7.5

7.75

Skilled Workers

7.5

7.75

General Workers

7.5

7.75

SALARY BREAKDOWN

DIRECT PERSONNEL COSTS PER FINANCIAL YEAR 2017/18 TO 2018/19

Financial Year

2017/18

2018/19

Top Management

(EXCO Members) incl. CEO

16 637 652.88

17 667 041.01

EM/Head of Departments

24 625 317.08

26 067 719.19

Snr Management

75 873 769.26

76 396 300.53

Middle Management

397 773 481.19

420 516 743.11

Specialist

202 950 419.05

229 424 405.86

Semi Skilled

184 121 076.93

186 819 269.59

General Workers

41 472 291.72

45 671 529.3

Total

  1. 4 008.11

1 002 563 008.59

3 (a) (i) Group Executives received bonuses of 10% of annual package and the rest of employees received bonuses of 8% of total annual package which on average amounted to an equivalent of a month’s additional salary.

(ii) There were no additional benefits offered to employees.

3.(b) The increases were due to:

  1. Normal annual salary increments.
  2. Compliance with legislation.
  3. Escalation of medical aid costs.
  4. Compliance with internal policies.
  5. Financial sustainability initiative as approved by the Board (Voluntary Severance Package).

3 (c) The source of the funds for the salary increases were normal budget provisions.

12 December 2018 - NW3506

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What (a) number of institutions of higher learning offer coding and software development as courses and (b) is the total student capacity in each case?

Reply:

(a) - (b) Sixteen universities responded to the question posed and provided the following information:

University

(a) Coding

(b) Number of students

(a) Software development

(b) Number of students

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Programming 1

360

Application (App) Development Foundation 1

260

 

Data Structures

40

App Development Fundamentals 2

210

 

Functional Programming

20

App Development Practice 2

140

   

Multimedia technologies

30

   

Android App Development

40

   

Web Development with Angular

40

   

App Development Practice 3

80

   

Multimedia Technologies 3

30

   

Development Software 4

70

University of Cape Town

Information Systems I

803

The modules include aspects of both Coding and Software Development.

 

Commercial Programming

81

 
 

IT in Business

597

 
   

Business Intelligence and Analytics

126

   

Applying Database Principles

66

 

IT Architecture

50

 
 

Systems Design and Development

111

The modules include aspects of both Coding and Software Development.

 

Systems Development Project

43

 
 

IT Applications

80

 
 

Enterprise Systems and BPM

31

 
   

Information Systems CW

32

   

Business and Systems Analysis 

21

   

Application and Technical Development

45

 

Systems Development Project II

41

The modules include aspects of both Coding and Software Development.

 

Computer Science 1015

591

 
 

Computer Science 1016

475

 
 

Computer Science 2001

289

 
 

Computer Science 2002

260

 
 

Computer Science 3002

164

 
 

Computer Science 3003

147

 
 

Computer Science Honours

41

 
 

Computer Science Coursework

5

 
 

Computer Science 1010

76

 
 

Computer Science 1011

51

 
 

Independent Research in Computer Science

8

 
 

Three Dimensional and Distributed Games Design

75

 
 

Information Technology Honours

4

 
 

Computer Science Dissertation

30

 
 

Information Technology Minor Dissertation

27

 
 

Databases for Data Scientists

44

 
 

Data Visualisation

39

 
 

MIT: Computer Networks

16

 
 

MIT: Programming In Python

30

 
 

MIT: Human Computer Interaction

17

 
 

MIT: Database Systems

16

 
 

MIT: Cyberlaw and Ethics

15

 
 

MIT: Software Engineering

20

 
 

MIT: Web Programming

14

 
 

MIT: Research Methods

15

 
 

Computer Science Thesis

21

 

Central University of Technology

Diploma in Information Technology (70% of the content is coding)

300

BTech in Information Technology (Software development)

80

Durban University of Technology

Applications Development 1A/1B

673

Applications Development Project 1

450

 

Applications Development 2A/2B

381

Applications Development Project 2

274

 

Applications Development 3A/3B

188

Applications Development Project 3A/3B

198

 

Mobile Computing 2A/2B

364

Development Software 3

127

 

Development Software 4

160

 
 

Advanced Development Software 4

160

 
 

Computer Programming and IT

100

 

University of the Free State

Programming and Problem Solving: Part 1

158

The modules include aspects of both Coding and Software Development.

 

Programming and Problem Solving: Part 2

116

 
 

Web Page Development

93

 
 

Visual Basic for Applications (Visual Basic)

170

 
 

Data Structures and Advanced Programming

88

 
 

Databases (SQL): Part 1

103

 
 

Databases (SQL): Part 2

53

 
 

Software Design

75

The module includes aspects of both Coding and Software Development.

   

Software Engineering

54

 

Internet Programming

42

The modules include aspects of both Coding and Software Development.

 

Object-oriented programming for Engineers

54

 

University of Johannesburg

Computer Science 1A

510

Computer Science 2B

257

 

Computer Science 1B

425

Computer Science 3A

201

 

Computer Science 2A

249

Computer Science 3B

211

 

Informatics 1A

315

Informatics 2A

164

 

Informatics 1B

260

Informatics 2B

181

 

Informatics 100

461

Informatics 3A

184

   

Informatics 3B

227

University of Limpopo

C++ Programming for First Years

300

C++ Programming for First Years

300

 

JAVA Programming for Second Years

200

JAVA Programming for Second Years

200

   

Research Project to Third Years in Groups

50 groups

Mangosuthu

University of Technology

Computer Applications

40

Development Software 2

100

 

Introduction to Programming

40

Development Software 3

80

Nelson Mandela University

Technical Programming 1

140

Software Development 1

590

 

Technical Programming 2

150

Software Development 2

180

 

Internet Programming

130

Software Development 3

150

   

Software Development 4

115

 

Programming:

  • First year
  • Second year
  • Third year
  • Honours modules

240

  • Data Structures
  • Database design
  • Algorithmics
  • IS Project Management
  • Information Systems (systems analysis and design)
  • Web Systems development
  • Multi-Media development
  • Blockchain development
  • Artificial Intelligence

300

North-West University

First year:

  • Introduction to Computers and Programming
  • Structured Programming
  • User Interface Programming

420

 
 

Second year:

  • User Interface Programming
  • Programming
  • Data Structures and Algorithms

160

Second year

  • Systems Analysis and Design (ITRW213, ITRW225)

150

 

First year:

  • Structured Programming

77

Second year:

  • Software Engineering

117

 

Extended programme:

  • Structured Programming

96

 
 

Second year:

  • Data Structures and Algorithms,
  • Imperative and Object Oriented Programming

125

 
 

First year:

  • Introduction to Computing and Programming
  • Structured Programming

110

Second year:

Systems Analysis and Design (ITRW213 and (ITRW225)

140

 

Second year:

  • Systems Analysis and Design (ITRW211, 212, 222)

140

 

University of Pretoria

  • BCom: Informatics
  • BIT: Information Technology
  • BSc: Mathematical Statistics
  • BSc: Actuarial and Financial Mathematics
  • BEng: Computer Engineering
  • BEng: Electrical Engineering
  • BEng: Electronic Engineering
  • BIS: Multimedia
  • BIT: Information Technology
  • BSc: Information Technology: Information and Knowledge Systems
  • BSc: Information and Knowledge Systems
  • BSc (Computer Science): Computer Science

3 323

  • BCom: Informatics
  • BIT: Information Technology
  • BSc: Mathematical Statistics
  • BSc: Actuarial and Financial Mathematics
  • BEng: Computer Engineering
  • BEng: Electrical Engineering
  • BEng: Electronic Engineering
  • BIS: Multimedia
  • BIT: Information Technology
  • BSc: Information Technology: Information and Knowledge Systems
  • BSc: Information and Knowledge Systems
  • BSc (Computer Science): Computer Science

2 683

Rhodes University

 

Information Systems 201

264

   

Information Systems 202

163

   

Information Systems 301

107

   

Information Systems 302

110

   

Computer Science 112

343

   

Computer Science 101

90

   

Computer Science 102

79

   

Computer Science 201

64

   

Computer Science 202

62

   

Computer Science 301

35

   

Computer Science 302

41

   

Information Systems 201

264

   

Information Systems 202

163

   

Information Systems 203

136

   

Information Systems 301

107

   

Information Systems 302

110

   

Introduction to ICT (CS1)

85

   

Introduction to ICT (CS2)

65

   

Introduction to ICT (CS3)

34

   

Honours

15

University of South Africa

Formal Logic 2

360

Introduction to Programming 1

3 673

 

Computer Graphics

248

Introduction to Programming 2

1 000

 

Formal Logic 3

237

Advanced Programming

400

 

Digital Logic

535

Introduction to Interactive Programming

950

 

Formal Program Verification

50

Introduction to Web Design

954

   

Graphical User Interface Programming

714

   

Interactive Programming

674

   

Internet Programming

747

   

Object-Oriented Analysis

1 103

   

Information and Communication Technology Project

219

Stellenbosch University

Computer Programming modules in Science and Engineering

1412

The modules include aspects of both Coding and Software Development.

University of the Western Cape

Java and C#

30

BSc Computer Science: Honours

Computer Science: Masters

30

University of Zululand

Python and Java at First Year Level (SCPS111/112)

160

Software Development is offered at Second Year and Third Year levels (SCPS212/311)

60

12 December 2018 - NW3690

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Yako, Ms Y to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)(a) What is the total number of cases of corruption at technical and vocational education and training colleges in the country that have been reported to her department or which her department was made aware of by the SA Police Service in the 2017-18 financial year and (b) what are the details of the reported cases in each case; (2) was each case investigated by her department; if so, (a) what was the outcome of each investigation and (b) what is the name of each person who was implicated?

Reply:

1. (a) The were no reported cases of corruption received by the Department from Technical and Vocational Education and Training colleges or the South African Police Service in the 2017/18 financial year.

(b) Not applicable.

2. (a) Not applicable.

(b) Not applicable.

12 December 2018 - NW3654

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

(1)Whether all educators at the Sharp Edge Training and Consulting are qualified; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether all students at the institution have been paid their stipends; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether she has found that there is corruption taking place at the specified institution; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. Based on the information obtained from the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs), educators at Sharp Edge are qualified to facilitate training. Sharp Edge Training and Consulting is accredited by the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (MerSETA) and Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) to offer training in trades such as welder, automotive body repairer and spray painter trades, automotive machining and fitting, boiler making and turning. Availability of qualified facilitators is part of the accreditation criteria that an institution should meet before accreditation is granted.
  2. The learners and staff have not been paid stipends and salaries since September 2018. TETA disbursed funds to Sharp Edge; however, these funds were misused by the management of Sharp Edge for other projects. TETA will be taking over the project and redeploying the learners to other training providers for the completion of their training. This will take effect on 13 December 2018. The stipends will be paid to the learners for the remainder of the training period.
  3. Due to Sharp Edge misusing funds intended for the development of learners, the contract between TETA and Sharp Edge has been terminated. TETA will ensure that the learners in this project are assisted in completing their training programmes by redeploying them to another training provider.

11 December 2018 - NW3326

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Lesoma, Ms RMM to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

What (a) were some of the key discussions that featured during the Indian Ocean Conference that took place from 27 to 28 August 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam and (b) are the objectives and policy priorities of the South African chairmanship of the Indian Ocean Rim Association?

Reply:

(a) The third (3rd) Indian Ocean Conference took place in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam under the theme “Building Regional Architecture” from 27-28 August 2018. The event focused almost exclusively on the concept of the Indo-Pacific region, a new concept in international relations being espoused and advanced by the United States and India.

South Africa is encouraged by the focus that the Indian Ocean Region is receiving of late, with several international conferences highlighting the importance of the Indian Ocean Region as a leading region with the potential to contribute to global security, economic growth, and sustainable development.  South Africa’s view, as advanced at the conference in Vietnam, is that the future of the Indian Ocean Region must be centered on the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). South Africa views IORA as the pre-eminent regional organization linking Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australasia via the Indian Ocean, as encapsulated in our theme for our Chairship (2017-2019) of “IORA: Uniting the Peoples of Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Middle East through Enhanced Co-operation for Peace, Stability and Sustainable Development”.  This theme encompasses South Africa’s view that the Indian Ocean Region should be characterized as a region of peace, stability and development; and we view IORA as the primary regional organisation with which to pursue this ambitious goal. 

(b) Priorities for South Africa as Chair of IORA include the following:

  1. Realising Over-Arching consensus principles, i.e. commitment to sustainably advancing peace, stability and development by strengthening cooperation, partnership, and constructive dialogue to promote the welfare and livelihood for its people.
  2. Striving for Continuity of leadership;
  3. Strengthen the work programme of IORA;
  4. Consolidate IORA’s membership;
  5. Strengthen relations with IORA’s Dialogue Partners;
  6. Enhance partnership with international organisations;
  7. Support for the African Agenda;
  8. Strengthen IORA mechanisms;
  9. Improve the functional efficiency of the Chair; and
  10. Strengthening the capacity of the Secretariat

 

11 December 2018 - NW3448

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Majola, Mr F to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

(1)(a) On what date did her department last conduct an audit of artwork owned by Government which is under her department’s curatorship and (b) what are the details of each artwork under the curatorship of her department according to the Generally Recognised Accounting Practice 103; (2) whether any artworks under her department’s curatorship have gone missing (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3937E

Reply:

(1) (a) My Department advised me that it conducts an audit of all Departmental assets (including artwork) every six months at Head Office as well as offices in Missions abroad. During the period December 2016 – September 2017 the Department launched and finalised a project to identify Heritage Artwork on its Asset Register.

(b) Details of Heritage Artwork on Asset Register, as per the chapter on Capital Assets contained in the National Treasury’s Modified Cash Standard are indicated below:

    • Artwork assessed worldwide: 2600 (125 missions and its offices in South Africa)
      • Heritage works of art identified: 191 heritage artwork: valued at R157, 388, 760
      • Heritage Immovable item: 1 Statue: Value of R1, 810, 816

(2) (a) & (b) My Department indicated to me that no artworks have gone missing.

11 December 2018 - NW3442

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Energy

(a) on what date did his department last conduct an audit of artwork owned by Government which is under his department’s curatorship and (b) what are the details of each artwork under the curatorship of his department according to the Generally Recognised Accounting Practice 103; (2) Whether any artworks under his department’s curatorship have gone missing (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1April 2018; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Number

Question

Answer

(a) On what date did his department last conduct an audit of artwork owned by the Government which is under his department’s curatorship and

The last verification on artwork was on 3rd July 2017 to 15th August 2017.

 

(b) What are the details of each artwork under the curatorship of his department according to the Generally Recognised Accounting Practice 103;

The details of each artwork are on the attached Asset Register extracted from the main Departmental Asset Register, herein referenced as Annexure A.

2. 

(a) Whether any artworks under his department’s curatorship have gone missing in each of the past five financial years; if so, what are the details? and

There were no missing artworks. All artwork was physically verified in all the asset verifications conducted in the past five years.

 

(b) Whether any artworks under his department’s curatorship have gone missing since 1 April 2018; if so, what are the details?

No artwork was reported missing since 1 April 2018.

11 December 2018 - NW3449

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Majola, Mr F to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(a) On what date did his department last conduct an audit of artwork owned by Government which is under his department’s curatorship and (b) what are the details of each artwork under the curatorship of his department according to the Generally Recognised Accounting Practice 103; (2) whether any artworks under his department’s curatorship have gone missing (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a) The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ&CD) conducts a verification process of all its assets bi-annually, including the artwork on its asset registers and report accordingly in Interim and/or Annual Financial Statements.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) commissioned an audit of all its artwork at head office in 2014. The audit was conducted by an independent firm, Gilfilan Scott-Berning. The artwork collection was evaluated at R889 625.00.

Legal Aid SA conducts quarterly verification of all its assets, including the artwork on its asset registers, and consistently reports on its mid-year and Annual Financial Statements. Currently Legal Aid SA has no assets which are recognised as heritage assets as required by the Generally Recognised Accounting Practice 103.

(b) The detailed evaluation report of the NPA is attached as Annexure A. The artwork contained in the DoJ&CD asset register is listed below:

Asset

Office/Region

Number/Count

Purchase Price

Board White Magnetic

Western Cape

1

R574.28

Charter Service

Eastern Cape

2

R1 703.16

Coat of Arms

National Office

83

R663 360.08

Framed Pictures

Kwa-Zulu Natal

127

R180 061.41

Picture Framed

Gauteng

225

R252 186.26

Potrait Art

Mpumalanga

44

R21 266.80

Total

482

R1 119 151.99

(2) No artworks of the DoJ&CD, NPA and Legal Aid SA have gone missing in the past five (5) financial years including since 1 April 2018.

1.(a) The Office of the Chief Justice conducts a verification process of all its assets every six months, including the artwork on its asset register.

  1. (b) The artwork contained in the Office of the Chief Justice asset register are listed below:

ITEM

LOCATION

NUMBER

Statue

SCA

12

Statue

Bloemfontein

2

Statue

Pretoria High Court

5

Painting

Labour & Labour Appeals Court JHB

4

TOTAL

23

2. No artworks have gone missing in either the past 5 financial years or since 1 April 2018.

11 December 2018 - NW3669

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Wessels, Ms T to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

In view of the need to promote equal and efficient administration of justice and the legal and administrative processes administered by the High Courts of South Africa, what (a) are the reasons for the backlog that is currently being experienced in the office of the Master of the High Court in Pretoria and (b) exactly is the extent of the backlog in the specified office; (2) Whether his department is taking any steps to address the backlog; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) what is the envisaged date of the resolution of the backlog; (3) What is the average backlog in the offices of the Master of the High Court in the other six provincial divisions?

Reply:

1. (a) The Master of the High Court in Pretoria is making use of off-site storage for their  files which are not active files. During May 2017, the storage contract expired and was awarded to a new service provider. The transfer of the Pretoria Master’s files from the one service provider to another proved to be very challenging as there were disputes with regards to what should still be paid to the previous service provider, a matter which ended up in court.

There were also delays experienced with the transfer of the physical files as the previous service provider struggled to locate all the Pretoria Master’s files. Once the files were transferred  to the new service provider, challenges were experienced with regards to the way in which the files were stored, causing delays in the retrieval of the files.

During this period, the Master experienced delays in receiving files from off-site storage and thus could not deal with the amendments to be done on these files, causing a backlog.

(b) The Master has a backlog on Trust amendments, Trustee amendments and correspondence in older files. All new registrations and appointments are being dealt with as they are logged, as attending to these is not dependent on the receipt of files from off-site storage.

2. (a) The Master has implemented the following measures to address the challenges experienced and dealing with the backlog:

i) The Pretoria Master’s Office has started keeping all trust files as from 2016 in the office vaults instead of sending them back to off-site storage;

ii) Monthly meetings are being held between the Pretoria Master’s Office and the current service provider to ensure that all challenges are sorted out expediently;

iii) All requested files have now been received from the service provider and funds have been allocated and approved for 24 officials in the Pretoria Master’s Office to work overtime and weekends as from 15 November to 15 December 2018 in order to bring the backlog up to date.

(b) The backlog situation will be assessed again on 15 December 2018, but all indications are that the backlog will be cleared by 1 March 2019.

3. There are no backlogs in the other fifteen (15) Master’s Offices that needs special intervention.

11 December 2018 - NW3702

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

What is the total amount that the country pays to each international organisation of which it is a member?

Reply:

Membership of an international organisation means that while joining the body and enjoying the privileges and advantages of membership, this also comes with a financial obligation for the state joining. South Africa is a member of a number of international organisations. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation is responsible for administering South Africa’s relations with the principal mainstream multilateral and regional organisations, these being the United Nations, the African Union, the Southern African Development Community and the Commonwealth. The figures reflected below indicate the assessed membership contributions payable by South Africa for 2018. Other national departments are responsible for their membership payments for membership of international specialised agencies, funds and programmes (technical organisations). In this regard, specific questions should be directed to the respective departments.

 

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL ORGANISATION

ASSESSMENT AMOUNT IN FOREIGN CURRENCY

1.a.

United Nations (this includes assessments for the Regular Budget, Peacekeeping and criminal tribunals)

USD 13,053,515

1.b.

UN Development Programme (Government Local Office Costs)

USD 506,448

2.a.

African Union Membership

USD 30, 310, 983

2.b

New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)

USD 500,000

2.c

African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)

USD 200,000

2.d.

African Commission on Nuclear Energy (AFCONE)

USD 162,492

3.

The Southern African Development Community (SADC)

USD 8,456,000

4.

The Commonwealth

GBP 442, 138

11 December 2018 - NW1796

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Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

(a) What number of official (i) domestic and (ii) international flights has she undertaken since her appointment to this position on 27 February 2018 and (b) what was the (i) destination, (ii) date, (iii) purpose, (iv)(aa) name and (bb) professional designation of every person travelling with the delegation and (v) detailed breakdown of cost of (aa) flights and (bb) accommodation and (cc) any other expenses in each case?

Reply:

I wish to remind the Honourable Member that the provision of names when responding to Parliamentary Questions is not permissible according to practise applicable to parliamentary questions and guidelines contained in the document titled, “Guide to Parliamentary Questions in the National Assembly”. The document referred to prohibits Members of Parliament, including the Executive, from divulging names of persons, bodies when asking or responding to parliamentary questions. It states the following:

Questions are to be framed as concisely as possible. All unnecessary adjectives, references and quotations are omitted. Names of persons, bodies and, for example, newspapers are only used in questions if the facts surrounding the case have been proven. As the mere mention of such names could be construed as publicity for or against them, it should be clear that this practice is highly undesirable. If a question will be unintelligible without mentioning such names, the Departments concerned are notified of the name (-s) and this phrase is used: ".......a certain person (name furnished)”

Further, at the end of each financial year, we table annual reports with audited financial statements containing the information requested by the Honourable Member.

11 December 2018 - NW3024

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Steenkamp, Ms J to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

(1)Which (a) embassies and (b) high commissions are (i) currently allowing and (ii) not allowing South Africans living abroad to register to vote; (2) when will she issue a directive to all (a) embassies and (b) high commissions making them aware that South Africans living abroad can register to vote at any time according to the amendment to the Electoral Act, Act 73 of 1998; (3) whether she will ensure that South Africans living abroad who apply or collect documentation at (a) embassies and (b) high commissions are made aware and encouraged to register while they are at the specified places; if not, why not; if so, when will this be done and (b) how will it be advertised?

Reply:

(1) Honourable Member, none of our Missions abroad are not allowing South Africans to register to vote. This could never be because it would be unlawful to do so. Arrangements are being made to facilitate the registration process. In this regard, an agreement is being concluded with the IEC which would outline how my Department and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will cooperate with each other to facilitate the registration and voting process for South Africans abroad.

(2) The IEC and my Department issued a communique on 7th December 2018 indicating that Voter registration for South African citizens living abroad will take place at all South African foreign missions from 1 to 4 February 2019.

(3) The IEC is the appointed institution to administer and oversee the 2019 General Elections, both in South Africa and abroad, and as such, is the responsible institution to encourage South Africans to register and vote, both in South Africa and abroad. The Missions and Embassies will be available to assist to the extent required by the IEC.

Every party registered for the election has its own vested interest to encourage South Africans living abroad to exercise their right and vote. I hope your party is also playing its part in rallying South Africans to register and vote.

10 December 2018 - NW3440

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)(a) On what date did her department last conduct an audit of artwork owned by Government which is under her department’s curatorship and (b) what are the details of each artwork under the curatorship of her department according to the Generally Recognised Accounting Practice 103; (2) whether any artworks under her department’s curatorship have gone missing (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a) The department’s policy, in line with the Modified Cash Standards and Section 38(1)(d) of the PFMA, provides for the verification of assets at least once a year.

(b) An Asset register is available for audit purposes.

2. No losses have been recorded for the periods under question.

10 December 2018 - NW3456

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Lorimer, Mr JR to ask the MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM

(1) (a) On what date did her department last conduct an audit of artwork owned by Government which is under her department’s curatorship and (b) what are the details of each artwork under the curatorship of her department according to the Generally Recognised Accounting Practice 103; (2) whether any artworks under her department’s curatorship have gone missing (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a) None.

(b) Falls away

(2) No.

(a),(b) Falls away.

10 December 2018 - NW3330

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Filtane, Mr ML to ask the MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM

With regard to the current land grabs, which have now spread to rural areas like Zazulwana Village in Butterworth in the Eastern Cape, what steps will she take to prevent the illegal land grabs?

Reply:

While the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform is administratively regarded as the owner of the bulk of land in rural areas, the day to day management of such land, including land allocation, is mainly in the hands of communities that occupy such land. This impacts on the Minister’s ability to pass immediate judgment whether new occupation is lawful or not, unless members of such community or other interested parties bring the fact of unlawful occupation to the attention of the Minister.

Land grabs violate rights of owners, constitute an affront to land use laws and are criminal in nature. An effective response to land grabs in rural areas therefore requires collaboration with, amongst other stakeholders, local government, organised agriculture, traditional leadership and law enforcement agencies. The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has already commenced with bilateral discussions with each of the abovementioned sectors with a view to, amongst other things, develop prevention mechanisms as well as develop a monitoring system for land grabs, land invasions and land related criminal acts.

Whilst the engagements discussed above are happening, the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform routinely intervenes in clearly identified or reported cases of land grabs. Such interventions take the form of direct engagements with unlawful occupiers, advice to lawful occupants to report cases to the South African Police Service and direct litigation in those instances where it is in the interest of justice to seek the eviction of the unlawful occupiers.

10 December 2018 - NW3578

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the President of the Republic

Whether he intends to assent to the Political Party Funding Bill [B33 of 2017] in time for its implementation prior to the May 2019 Elections; if not why not?

Reply:

I wish to refer Honourable Member to the attached statement that was issued by the Presidency on 15 November 2018 on Bills passed by Parliament and referred to me for signing into law.

As per the statement, the Political Party Funding Bill is one of the Bills that I am currently considering. Due to the importance attached to legislation, I have a constitutional obligation of ensuring that, while expediting the process, a Bill that has been passed into law is not vulnerable to legal challenge and that it is constitutionally complaint. I can assure the Honourable Member that I am applying my mind with the urgency and thoroughness the Bill demands.

10 December 2018 - NW3656

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Whether her department and/or any of the entities reporting to her have contracts with certain companies (names furnished) for their services; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what is the (a) total monetary value and (b) duration of the contract in each case?

Reply:

2. Defence Intelligence does not have a contract with and does not employ the services of Eavesdropping Detection Solutions (EDS); Corporate Business Insight and Awareness (CBIA); Cell Detect; or Business Espionage Countermeasures South Africa (BECSA).

10 December 2018 - NW3342

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the President of the Republic

Whether he has taken any steps to investigate allegations relating to the alleged irregular and/or unlawful appointment of persons in the Ministry of Transport (details furnished); if not, why not; if so, (a) what progress has been made and (b) what was the conclusion reached?

Reply:

(a) – (b) The allegations referred to by the Honourable Member were made in the form of an anonymous letter circulated to various government entities, including the Presidency.

I am informed that the Public Service Commission, one of the recipients of the anonymous letter, determined after correspondence with the Department of Transport that it will not take action due to the fact that it would be difficult to obtain further and more detailed particulars from an anonymous complainant.

We would urge any individuals who have evidence of irregular or unlawful appointments to make use of the proper channels.

In this regard, it is worth mentioning that the Minister of Public Service and Administration did receive another letter from a former employee of the Department of Transport making similar allegations.

In line with the Public Service Act, the Minister of Public Service and Administration has begun a process to ascertain the veracity of the allegations.

The work to ascertain the veracity of the allegations has not yet been concluded. The Department of Public Service and Administration is in contact with the Department of Transport to ascertain whether the appointment of persons in the Ministry of Transport is compliant to the Public Service Act and other relevant prescripts.

Once the work has been concluded, a report will be submitted to the Minister of Public Service and Administration. Further enquiry on these allegations should be directed to the Minister of Public Service and Administration.

10 December 2018 - NW3683

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) What (a) is the status of the matter regarding the families that were evicted from the Marievale Military Base by the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and (b) informed the eviction of the families; (2) whether she has found that (a) the eviction was carried out legally and (b) her department complied with court orders in this matter; if not, why not in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (3) what (a) are the details of the oversight that her department exercised in the matter and (b) is the official policy position of her department with regard to the actions and inactions of the SANDF in this matter?

Reply:

This matter is subject to ongoing litigation and once resolved the questions posed can be responded to.

10 December 2018 - NW3751

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)(a) What was the purpose of the visit by a certain official (name and details furnished) to the Russian Federation in November 2018 and (b) how does the purpose of the trip align with the needs and mandate of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and Armscor; (2) whether the specified person opened a bank account for Armscor in the Russian Federation; if so, (a) what are the relevant details, (b) what are the reasons that the bank account was opened, (c) how does the opening of the bank account align with the objectives of the SANDF and Armscor and (d) what benefits will the SANDF and Armscor reap from opening the specified bank account?

Reply:

QUESTION 1

Armscor’s mandate is to meet the defence materiél requirements of the Department of Defence. Armscor is seeking to collaborate with various countries in the execution of its mandate and the visit was to discuss possible financial arrangements in support of Armscor’s functions and the purpose was therefore, directly aligned with Armscor’s mandate.

QUESTION 2

(2) Armscor did not open any bank account in the Russian Federation.

10 December 2018 - NW3576

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the President of the Republic

Whether he has been informed of the crisis playing out in the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries involving certain persons (details furnished); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what steps have been taken to resolve the crisis?

Reply:

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has apprised me on the allegations levelled against senior officials in his department. He further indicated that disciplinary proceedings for some of the implicated officials are currently underway, while for others, investigations are proceeding. These processes have not yet been concluded and I expect a report from the Minister once they are concluded.

The Minister has assured me that despite these allegations and related processes currently underway, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is effectively implementing the strategic programmes of the Department.

 

10 December 2018 - NW3641

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Shivambu, Mr F to ask the President of the Republic

(1)Whether, with reference to the additional information he provided in respect of oral question 19 on Friday, 16 November 2018, he received any donation in his official capacity from African Global Operations (Bosasa) since his term in the office of the Presidency; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) which account was used to pay the donation and (b) what was the donation for; (2) whether he declared all the money donated to him; if not, why not; if so; on what date was it declared? NW4212E

Reply:

1. I have not received any donation, either in my official or any other capacity, from African Global Operations. As I indicated in a letter to the Speaker of the National Asembly on 16 November 2018, the payment to which the Leader of the Opposition referred was made on behalf of Mr Gavin Watson into a trust account that was used to raise funds for a campaign established to support my candidature for the Presidency of the African National Congress.

The donation was sought and obtained without my knowledge, and I was not aware of the existence of the donation at the time that I answered the question in the National Assembly.

2. Since I did not receive any donation from African Global Operations no declaration was necessary.