Questions and Replies

25 March 2019 - NW626

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

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

Reply:

I have been informed by the Electoral Commission as follows:

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

25 March 2019 - NW639

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

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

Reply:

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

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25 March 2019 - NW574

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

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

25 March 2019 - NW463

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

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

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW642

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

This response is according to information received from the SOC:

 

SAA Fleet

Aircraft Type (Model)

Number of Aircraft

Capacity of Aircraft

Ownership Status

A319

7

120 seats

7 Leased

A320

10

138 seats

10 Leased

A330-200

6

222 seats

6 Leased

A330-300

5

249 seats

5 Leased

A340-300

8

253 seats

3 Leased and 5 owned

A340-600

7

317 seats

3 Leased and 4 owned

B737-300 Freighters

3

Cargo aircraft

3 Leased

 

 

Mango Fleet

Aircraft Type (Model)

Number of Aircraft

Capacity of Aircraft

Ownership Status

B737-800

14

186 seats

14 Leased

 

25 March 2019 - NW641

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

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

25 March 2019 - NW413

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Mulder, Dr CP to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

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

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

(1)  (a) (b)

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

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

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

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

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

25 March 2019 - NW541

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

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

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW396

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Finance

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

Reply:

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

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

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

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

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

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

25 March 2019 - NW349

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)What number of (a) employees are currently on suspension pending disciplinary action in each (i) national and (ii) provincial department and (b) the specified employees have been on suspension for (i) more than six months but less than one year, (ii) more than one year but less than two years and (iii) two years or more; (2) what amount has been paid to employees who are on suspension pending disciplinary action in each (a) national and (b) provincial department (i) in the 2017-18 financial year and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

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

 

 

25 March 2019 - NW575

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

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

25 March 2019 - NW615

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

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

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW530

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Health

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

Reply:

(1)

Springbok Region

Station

2-Person Crew

1-Person Crew

Comments

Springbok

Yes

   

Komagas

Yes

   

Port Nolloth

Yes

   

Steinkopf

 

Yes

One person crew when personnel on vacation or sick leave

Pofadder

Yes

   

Garies

Yes

   

Alexander Bay

 

Yes

One person crew when personnel on vacation or sick leave

Hantam Region

Calvinia

Yes

   

Sutherland

Yes

   

Brandvlei

Yes

   

Williston

Yes

   

Loeriesfontein

Yes

   

Niewoudsville

Yes

   

Fraserburg

Yes

   

(2) 14 Stations

(3) (a) Yes

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

      Calvinia Control centre covers The Hantam District municipality

(4)

Control Centre

Permanent Staff

Volunteer Staff

Training

Springbok

4

2

None

Calvinia

2

4

None

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

(b) 2016

END.

25 March 2019 - NW377

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

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

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW650

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

What is the (a) location and (b) completion date of each clinic that is being built in each province?

Reply:

The following tables reflect the details in this regar

LOCATION

COMPLETION DATE

Province

District Municipality

Facility Name

Project Name

Estimated Project End  Date

Eastern Cape (EC)

Alfred Nzo (DC44)

Meje CHC

Meje CHC Phase 2: Construction of CHC, site works & services

2021/08/16

Eastern Cape (EC)

Alfred Nzo (DC44)

Nyaniso CHC

Nyaniso CHC Phase 2: Construction of CHC and External Services.

2020/11/19

Eastern Cape (EC)

Amatole (DC12)

Hamburg Clinic Replacement, Alexandria (Amathole DM)

Construction of a new clinic, staff accommodation, guard house, fencing, parking and walkways.

2019/09/25

Eastern Cape (EC)

Chris Hani (DC13)

Isikhoba Satellite Clinic

Isikhoba Clinic in Ngcobo Replacement of existing Clinic

2019/06/26

Eastern Cape (EC)

Chris Hani (DC13)

Nkwenkwana Clinic

Nkwenkwana Clinic - Replacement of existing clinic

2019/11/01

Eastern Cape (EC)

Chris Hani (DC13)

Qebe Clinic

Qebe Clinic in Ngcobo : Replacement of existing Clinic

2019/06/26

Eastern Cape (EC)

O.R.Tambo (DC15)

Bumbane Clinic

Bumbane Clinic - New Clinic and Nurses Residential Houses

2019/12/15

Eastern Cape (EC)

O.R.Tambo (DC15)

Flagstaff Clinic

Construction of new Community Health Centre building, including associated site works and bulk services.

2021/09/30

Eastern Cape (EC)

O.R.Tambo (DC15)

Kambi Clinic

Khambi Clinic - New Replacement Clinic and Staff Accommodation

2019/06/28

Free State (FS)

Xhariep (DC16)

Rouxville Clinic

Construction of New Rouxville Clinic

2024/04/05

Gauteng (GT)

City of Tshwane (TSH)

Boikhutsong CHC

Boikhutsong CDC- Conversion of CHC into new CDC

2021/05/29

Gauteng (GT)

City of Tshwane (TSH)

Dewagensdrift Clinic

Dewagensdrift New Clinic Construction of new Clinic- ID

2019/07/31

Gauteng (GT)

City of Tshwane (TSH)

Kekanastad Clinic

Kekanastad Clinic Construction of new clinic

2020/12/31

Gauteng (GT)

City of Tshwane (TSH)

Mandisa Shiceka Clinic

Mandisa Shiceka Clinic - Convert to CDC - ID

2019/12/14

Gauteng (GT)

Sedibeng (DC42)

Tshepiso Clinic

Tshepiso Ext 6 Clinic - Construction of New Clinic

2019/12/31

Gauteng (GT)

West Rand (DC48)

Greenspark Clinic

Greenspark Clinic-Construction of new Clinic-ID

2019/10/31

Gauteng (GT)

West Rand (DC48)

Khutsong South Clinic

Khutsong South Ext2 Clinic-Construction of new Clinic-ID

2019/12/13

Gauteng (GT)

West Rand (DC48)

Randfontein CHC

Randfontein (Mohlakeng) CHC-Construction of new CHC-ID

2021/03/31

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

iLembe (DC29)

Groutville Clinic

Groutville Clinic - Replacement of existing clinic with XL Clinic and Provision of PMTCT Unit

2020/05/15

Limpopo (LP)

Vhembe (DC34)

Magwedzha Clinic

Magwedzha Clinic Replacement

2019/06/28

Limpopo (LP)

Vhembe (DC34)

Makonde Clinic

Makonde Clinic Replacement

2020/06/30

Limpopo (LP)

Vhembe (DC34)

Mulenzhe Clinic

Mulenzhe Clinic Replacement

2019/10/31

Limpopo (LP)

Vhembe (DC34)

Thengwe Clinic

Thengwe Clinic Replacement

2020/06/30

Mpumalanga (MP)

Ehlanzeni (DC32)

Oakley Clinic

Oakley Clinic: Construction of Clinic, 2 x 2 staff accommodation units, guard house, fence, water

2019/03/29

Mpumalanga (MP)

Gert Sibande (DC30)

Nhlazatse 12 Hour Clinic

Nhlazatshe 12 hour Clinic replacement (Phase 1)

2019/11/30

Mpumalanga (MP)

Gert Sibande (DC30)

Vukuzakhe Clinic

Vukuzakhe 12 hour Clinic replacement (Phase 1)

2019/08/30

Mpumalanga (MP)

Nkangala (DC31)

Pankop Clinic

Pankop Clinic: Construction of new Clinic and accommodation units including associated external work

2019/11/14

North West (NW)

Bojanala Platinum (DC37)

Madikwe Clinic

Madikwe Clinic (New)

2019/08/30

North West (NW)

Bojanala Platinum (DC37)

Mathibestadt CHC

Mathibestadt CHC (New)

2020/12/15

North West (NW)

Bojanala Platinum (DC37)

Mmakaunyane Clinic

Mmakaunyane Clinic (New)

2019/08/13

North West (NW)

Dr Kenneth Kaunda (DC40)

Jouberton Ext 19 CHC

Jouberton Ext 19 CHC (New)

2019/07/31

North West (NW)

Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati (DC39)

Sekhing CHC

Sekhing CHC (New Facility)

2019/08/31

Northern Cape (NC)

John Taolo Gaetsewe (DC45)

Bankhara/Bodulong Clinic

Facility Replacements: Bankhara Bodulong Clinic

2019/06/28

Northern Cape (NC)

John Taolo Gaetsewe (DC45)

Heuningvlei Clinic

Replacement of Heuningvlei Clinic

2019/10/03

Northern Cape (NC)

Namakwa (DC06)

Port Nolloth CHC

Construction of New Port Nolloth CHC ( Phase 2)

2019/07/31

Northern Cape (NC)

ZF Mgcawu (DC08)

Boegoeberg (Brandboom) Clinic

Facility Replacements: Boegoeberg Clinic

2019/07/31

Western Cape (WC)

Cape Winelands (DC02)

Wolseley Clinic

Wolseley Clinic - Replacement

2020/03/31

Western Cape (WC)

Garden Route (DC04)

Asla Park Clinic

Asla Park Clinic: New Clinic

2019/05/31

Western Cape (WC)

West Coast (DC01)

Abbotsdale Satellite Clinic (Replacement)

Abbotsdale Satellite Clinic - Replacement

2021/06/01

 

END.

25 March 2019 - NW516

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

(a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does her department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?

Reply:

(a) The number of:

(i) buildings: 2

(aa) own: 0

(bb) rent: 2

(ii) properties: 0

(iii) facilities: 0

(b) The value and purpose of each:

(i) owned: n/a

(ii) rented property:

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

(iii) Value of the properties unknown

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

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

(ii) from whom is each property rented:

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

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

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

25 March 2019 - NW485

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

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

25 March 2019 - NW649

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

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

Reply:

The following table reflects the details in this regard.

LOCATION

TYPE

Facility Name

Project Name

Completion

Estimated Project End

Province

District Municipality

       

Eastern Cape (EC)

Alfred Nzo (DC44)

District Hospital

Khotsong Hospital

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

2019/10/31

Eastern Cape (EC)

Alfred Nzo (DC44)

District Hospital

Sipetu Hospital

Sipetu Hospital: Construction of Main Hospital

2020/10/02

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

eThekwini (ETH)

Regional Hospital

Dr Pixley ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital

Dr Pixley ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital : New Regional Hospital

2020/09/30

Mpumalanga (MP)

Nkangala (DC31)

District Hospital

Middelburg Hospital

Middelburg Regional Hospital: Construction of a New Hospital

2020/04/01

END.

25 March 2019 - NW451

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Jooste, Ms K to ask the Minister of Health

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

Reply:

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

(bb) R1030

(cc) R845

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

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

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

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

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

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

END.

25 March 2019 - NW663

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

What is the Government’s stance regarding the action taken by the Ingonyama Trust Board to cancel existing permission to occupy and to replace them with lease agreements?

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW378

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

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

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW450

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Health

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

Reply:

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

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

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

(2) (a) 5

(b) 29

(3)

 

MUNICIPALITY

NUMBER OF MINIBUSES

LOCATION

(i) Nama Khoi,

2

Springbok

Steinkopf

(ii) Richtersveld

1

Port Nolloth

(iii) Khai-ma

0

-

(iv) Kamiesberg

1

Garies

(v) Hantam

1

Calvinia

(vi) Karoo Hoogland

1

Fraserburg

(4)

YEAR

NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS

REASON

2016

5

Wild animals

2017

9

Wild animals and human error/fatigue

2018

3

Wild animals

(5) 120

END.

25 March 2019 - NW392

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

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

Reply:

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

25 March 2019 - NW462

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

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

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW674

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

With reference to the number of Senior Management Service members in the national departments who received gifts and/or sponsorships to the value of R5 103 874,26 as contained in the Public Service Commission Report released in February 2019, (a) which (i) directors-general, (ii) heads of departments, (iii) deputy directors-general, (iv) chief directors and (v) directors are implicated in each case and (b) what (i) was the value of each individual gift and/or sponsorship in each case and (ii) are the details of the sponsorship?

Reply:

Regulation 18 of the Public Service Regulations (PSR) require each Head of Department (HoD) to submit their disclosure forms including disclosure forms of officials in their department to the relevant Executive Authority (EA) of their Department, the EA and Head of Department to submit copies of these disclosures forms to the Public Service Commission. Therefore, each department is in a better position to provide details of these gifts and or sponsorship.

25 March 2019 - NW372

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

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

Reply:

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

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25 March 2019 - NW524

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does his department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?

Reply:

a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does his department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?                                                                                            

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25 March 2019 - NW634

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

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

Reply:

The table below provides details of Capital Projects under Construction:

PROVINCE

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

PROJECT AMOUNT

TIMEFRAMES

Limpopo

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

Original contract amount was

R447 383 961.96

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

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

Mpumalanga

2. Mpumalanga High Court: Construction of a new building

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

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

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

R 36 998 712.88

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

Gauteng

4. Booysens Magistrate’s Court

R242 545 707.17

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

5. The Palace of Justice: Security Measures Upgrade

R29 856 526.00

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

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

R94 742 592.85

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

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

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

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

Eastern Cape

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

R102 000 000.00

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

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

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

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

10. Bityi Magistrate’s Court

R67 534 574.00

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

Western Cape

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

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

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

Kwa-Zulu Natal

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

R 285 523 818.60

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

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

R 167 176 880.00.

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

14. Pietermaritzburg NPA: Rehabilitation of old DPW workshop.

R 206 736 589.86

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

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

R 19 529 511.00

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

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

R 33 504 000.00

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

Northern Cape

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

R 21 454 313.00

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

25 March 2019 - NW542

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Tleane, Mr SA to ask the Minister of Economic Development

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

Reply:

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

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

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

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

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25 March 2019 - NW426

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

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

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW656

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What has his department done so far to realise the rights contained in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for the benefit of the indigenous peoples in South Africa, with specific reference to the Khoi and San peoples; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) (a) to what extent the findings of the Human Rights Commission's report on the rights of the Khoi and San have been taken into account, (b) what findings have indeed been implemented and (c) what are outstanding?

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW620

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

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

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW646

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

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

Reply:

Find here: Reply

25 March 2019 - NW552

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

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

Reply:

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

Past 10 Financial years

Number of contracts

Date which contract was signed

Duration of contract

Description of service Services

Value of the contract

2018/2019

1

23 September 2015 (SBD 7.2)

36 months

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

R373 709 412.00

2017/2018

         

2016/2017

         

2015/2016

         

2014/2015

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2013/2014

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2012/2013

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2011/2012

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2010/2011

1

15 July 2009

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

Integrated security infrastructure for Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

R 601 863 308.80

2009/2010

         

2008/2009

         

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

25 March 2019 - NW481

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

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

Reply:

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

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

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

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

25 March 2019 - NW638

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

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

Reply:

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

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25 March 2019 - NW557

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

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

Reply:

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

(a) Falls away.

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

25 March 2019 - NW417

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

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

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW618

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

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

25 March 2019 - NW520

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Hlonyana, Ms NKF to ask the Minister of Economic Development

(a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does his department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?

Reply:

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

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

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

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25 March 2019 - NW539

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

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

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW553

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

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

Reply:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25 March 2019 - NW324

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

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

Reply:

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

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

Period

Persons Convicted

Persons Acquitted

Percentage of Persons Convicted

January

10

0

100.0%

February

21

3

87.5%

March

28

3

90.3%

April

19

1

95.0%

May

30

0

100.0%

June

39

1

97.5%

July

25

0

100.0%

August

35

1

97.2%

September

36

0

100.0%

October

34

0

100.0%

November

40

0

100.0%

December

15

1

93.8%

Grand Total

332

10

97.1%

25 March 2019 - NW420

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

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

Reply:

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

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW668

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture”

1. What budgeted amount, differentiated into capital and operational, was allocated to (a) the National Archives and (b) each provincial branch of the National Archives in each for the past 10 years; 2. What budgeted amount, differentiated in capital and operatonal, has been allocated to (a) the National Archives and (b) to each provincial branch of the National Archives for each financial year in the 2019/22 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework; 3. In what ways will the budget allocations for the 2019/22 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework assist the archives in (a) employing more highly trained and qualified staff members, (b) organising documents, (c) digitizing documents, (d) upgrading infrastructure and (e) dealing with the backlog of stolen, lost and incorrectly stored documents?

Reply:

1. (a) The budget allocation for the National Archives for the 10 financial years is as follows:

(b) The National Archives and Records Service of South Africa does not have Provincial Branches. In terms of Schedule 5 Part A of the Constitution, Provincial Archives are a competency of each Provincial Government. Therefore, those nine Provincial Archives report exclusively to their respective legislatures and receive their allocations from their respective Provincial Treasuries through their Provincial Members of the Executive(MECs).

2. (a) .The total National Archives budget allocations for the 2019-22 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework is captured in the table below.

 

Medium-term expenditure estimates

 

2019/20

2020/21

2020/22

 

R'000

R'000

R'000

Compensation of employees

37 119

40 891

44 114

Goods and services

11 651

12 291

13 010

Total Operational budget

48 770

53 182

57 124

 

 

 

 

Capital budget

15 000

65 000

80 000

(b) The response to 1b applies as well.

3. (a) The department has appointed GTAC to undertake a workstudy exercise for the whole department including the National Archives. The National Archives is a Chief Directorate of the department. The workstudy is a review exercise intended to determine the organizational structure, human capacity, systems and procedures needed for the department to achieve its objectives. It aims to examine the overall functioning of the DAC including aspects such as the organisational structure, systems, operational processes, and employee morale for the purposes of improving service delivery. Also to ensure that the Department stays within the allocated compensation budget ceiling. It is after the results of this workstudy exercise whereby the issue of employing highly skilled and qualified staff will be looked at. It is my commitment to resource the National Archives with skilled staff in order to take the National Archives into the stage of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

(b) In order to make records available for access by the citizens of South Africa it is necessary to arrange and describe the records after they have been transferred to the National Archives Repository. This means that they are sorted in terms of a file system used by the creating office, after which they are listed and a finding aid compiled. This finding aid is then available for researchers to use to identify the records that they are interested in. A new system called AtoM (Access to Memory) has been implemented by the NARSSA to assist the Arrangement and Description Archivists to ensure that the work that they do is available quicker to researchers, not only in the NARSSA Reading Room, but also online.

(c) The NARSSA acknowledges digitisation as strategy for preservation and access. During the period preceeding your question, the NARSSA developed its own Digitisation Strategy which was approved in 2013. The purpose of this strategy was to guide the process of digitising archival material. The first digitisation project implemented by the NARSSA was the Rivonia Trial Records (commonly known as Percy Yutar Papers). The total cost of the project was R161 040.00 The Nelson Mandela Foundation contributed R100 000, while the NARSSA paid R61 040. The project digitised 12 000 pages of records.

The National Automated Archival Information Retrival System (NAAIRS) was revamped from 2014 to 2017 in AtoM. 'AtoM' is an acronym for 'Access to Memory'. AtoM is a web-based archival description software that is based on International Council on Archives (ICA) standards viz. Encoded Archival Description, to make it easy for archival institutions to put their archival holdings online. The total amount for this upgrade was R10, 088, 232.37. Currently the public have access to the digitised Rivonia Trial Dictabelts on the NARSSA Website which is a result of the Revamping of the NAAIRS Project.

(d) The NARSSA has been allocated R160 M for the 2019-22 Medium Term Expenditure Framework for the construction of the new archival building. The allocation received by NARSSA will be utilised for the construction of a new modern and technologically advanced archival building, on the same and adjacent site of the existing Hamilton Street building; and the refurbishment of the existing facilities. Consideration will be given to combining the needs of an Offices of Record, National Film, Video and Sound Archives, Presidential Archives and a Records Centre together with those of the National Archives on the same site that are physically linked together in addition to off-site storage facilities for specialised collections.

(e) The NARSSA is not aware of any stolen or lost records. NARSSA has the following measures in place to ensure the safekeepeing of records.

  • No researchers are allowed in the strongrooms where records are kept
  • No visitors to the building are allowed in the offices of officials
  • No bags are allowed in the Reading Room
  • All strongrooms are locked and only designated officals can access the strongrooms, they are required to sign a register whenever access is needed.
  • Researchers only have access to records in the reading room where they are under constant supervision by staff
  • The Reading Room and other areas in the building are also monitored by CCTV cameras
  • Client Offices (Government Departments) are required to complete a removal permit for records that they take from NARSSA. Client offices can only remove records that they have created themselves.

Over the many years that the NARSSA has operated, some records were misplaced. This is due to various factors including misplacement in incorrect boxes after use by researchers, and audits that are not conducted regularly due to staff shortages. The holdings of the National Archives Repository stretch over 66 000 linear kilometres, it is almost impossible to locate misplaced records, as was shown when six (later 5) interns were appointed to try and locate misplaced records identified by the Public Protector after they received a complaint from a researcher. The interns worked for one year and although they were able to locate a number of misplaced files, one is still outstanding. They were however able to find a number of misplaced files that were not previously known, including records related to Land Restitution e.g. file NA/15/6 parts 1 and 3 created by the magistrate Mapulaneng (Bosbkorand). The contract period for the interns lapsed on 4 March 2019, the work has slowed down considerably due to a lack of capacity.

To rectify the situation the NARSSA will have to invest in an Electronic Archival Tracking System, such as RFID, whereby each file will have to be coded and the system will automatically track the file in the NARSSA (A similar system was introduced in the UNISA Library a number of years ago). This system is also connected to the security system of the building and would alert officials if a file is removed from the building without permission.

It is without a doubt that the NARSSA is keeping its records safe, regardless of all the challenges experienced.

 

 

25 March 2019 - NW484

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

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

25 March 2019 - NW675

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

With regard to the 3 655 officials that were found guilty of misconduct related to corrupt activities reported through the National Anti-Corruption Hotline and the recovery of R420 million from perpetrators in the period 1 September 2004 to 31 March 2018 as stated in the Public Service Commission Report tabled in February 2019 for the (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16, (c) 2016-17 and (d) 2017-18 financial years, (i) which departments were affected, (ii) what total amounts were involved before recovery in each department, (iii) what total amounts were recovered in respect of each department and (iv) what total number of officials is still in the Public Service in each affected department?

Reply:

Each government department is in a better position to provide Parliament with total amounts recovered in their respective departments

25 March 2019 - NW568

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

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

Reply:

I have been informed by the Electoral Commission as follows:

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

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

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

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

Canada; Toronto [267]

Cuba; Havana [395]

Democratic Republic of Congo; Lubumbashi [11]

Spain; Madrid [78]

25 March 2019 - NW449

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Health

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

Reply:

(1) (a) (i) 14

(ii) 75

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

(2)

MUNICIPALITY

TOWN

NUMBER OF AMBULANCES

(i) Nama Khoi,

Springbok

Komaggas

Vioolsdrift

Steinkopf

1

1

0

1

(ii) Richtersveld

Port Nolloth

Alexanderbay

Kuboes

1

0

0

(iii) Khai-ma

Pofadder

Pella

1

0

(iv) Kamiesberg

Garies

Hondeklipbaai

1

0

(v) Hantam

Calvinia

Brandvlei

Nieuwoudtville

Loeriesfontein

2

1

1

1

(vi) Karoo Hoogland

Williston

Fraserburg

Sutherland

1

1

1

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

(b) All vehicles have COF and Roadworthy certificates.

END.

25 March 2019 - NW487

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

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