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03 September 2019 - NW462

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What (a) is the total number of his department’s mobile units in the Republic, (b) number of these mobile units are in operation, (c) geographic areas do the functional mobile units cover, (d) geographic areas are the non-functional mobile units supposed to cover and (e) was the average turnaround time in the last annual reporting cycle to repair faulty mobile units and return them to operation?

Reply:

a) The total number of mobile units in the country is 155 (hundred and fifty five). The number is made up of both the old 114 (hundred and fourteen) mobile units procured between 2005 and 2007 and the new 41 (forty one) mobile units procured between 2017 and 2019 respectively.

b) The total number of functional mobile units in the department is 100 (one hundred). The one hundred comprises of the old 59 (fifty nine) and new 41 (forty one) units. A total of 55 (fifty five) old mobile units are mechanically and economically irreparable, and as such, are earmarked for disposal.

c) The department's mobile units are utilised to complement the existing footprint. The units cover the deep rural and hard to reach areas where the department does not have sufficient coverage in all nine provinces.

d) All mobile units are strategically deployed to cover all rural and hard to reach areas in all 9 (nine) provinces in the republic.

e) The department did not repair any of the mobile units with mechanical problems as those 55 (fifty five) units had reached their end of life term and were economically irreparable. The distribution plan for the 100 (one hundred) units is as follows:

Eastern Cape 14, Free State 9, Gauteng 9, Kwa Zulu Natal 14, Limpopo 12, Mpumalanga 10, Northern Cape 10, North West 9 and Western Cape 10, Special Projects 3.

END

03 September 2019 - NW234

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

With regard to tourist visas issued by his department in the past three years, (a) what number of visas have been issued in each month, (b) from where were the specified visas issued, (c) what is the average turnaround time for issuing a visa, (d) what is being done to improve the turnaround time, (e) what processes are in place to ensure that turnaround times are improved and (f) what are the time frames, timelines and deadlines in this regard?

Reply:

(a-b) From available information a total of 1 068 227 Visitors Visas were issued in South African Missions abroad from 2017 to June 2019 as follows.

Year

2017

2018

2019

Number of Visas

451 855

403 164

213 208

A breakdown of the number of Visitors Visas issued by each South African Mission abroad for the respective years is attached as Annexure A. The data for the following countries are being verified for correctness and accuracy hence it is not on the list attached:

Country

Mission

Algeria

Algiers

Burundi

Bujumbura

Fiji

Suva

Finland

Helsinki

Japan

Tokyo

Madagascar

Antanarivo

Country

Mission

Mauritius

Port Louis

Morocco

Rabat

Netherlands

The Hague

Singapore

Singapore

Spain

Madrid

Sri Lanka

Colombo

Sudan

Juba

Sudan

Khartoum

Switzerland

Berne

Thailand

Bangkok

Tunisia

Tunis

Ukraine

Kiev

Vietnam

Hanoi

(c) The general processing period for the Visitor’s Visas is five (5) Working days.

(d) Where the Mission experiences high volumes and staffing challenges the Department deploys additional staff to support on a short term basis subject to availability of funds.

(e) The turnaround times are maintained and the Department is currently introducing the eVisa which is at testing phase.

(f) The eVisa will be piloted in October 2019 and depending on the results of the pilot, the eVisa should be operational in the 2020/2021. financial year.

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03 September 2019 - NW352

Weber, Mr WL to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural DevelopmentQUESTION

What (a) number of official international trips is (i) she and (ii) her deputies planning to undertake in the 2019-22 medium term expenditure framework, (b) will the (i) destination, (ii) date, (iii) purpose and (iv) number of persons who will travel with the delegation be and (c) is the detailed breakdown of the expected cost of (i) flights, (ii) accommodation and (iii) any other expenses in each case?

Reply:

*All reflected costs are estimate amounts.

*This is not an exhaustive list as a number of Ministerial interventions may be proposed based on the market dynamics for agricultural products and Minister may also be invited by her counterparts on a bilateral issues and those of global governance. therefore, this will be updated regularly.

Date

Destination

Purpose of trip

Delegation

Flights

Accommodation

Other Expenses

31 July – 6 August 2019

Benin

FAO conference

Minister

Private PA

DG Mlengana

Act DG Sadiki

R111 000

R60 000

R10 000

August 29-30 2019

Denmark

World Food Summit

To be confirmed

R50 000

R20 000

R34000

September 2019.

(To be confirmed with Botswana)

Gaborone, Botswana

Resolve bilateral issues on trade in agricultural products.

To be confirmed

R27 000

R24 000

R7 000

25 to 26 September 2019

Brasilia

9th BRICS Ministers of Agriculture meeting

To be confirmed

R50 000

Minister +3 to be paid by the host country

R10 000

September 25 - 26

Brazil

Meeting of Ministers of Agriculture of BRICS, to be held in Brasilia

To be confirmed

R50 000

Host country provide accommodation for the (Minister + 3 )

R10 000

October 2019

Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA.

Attend the Specialized Technical Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment. Minister is the outgoing 2nd Vice Chairperson of the Bureau of this committee.

To be confirmed

 

R30 000

R20 000

R 13 000

November 2019 (To be confirmed by Presidency)

Windhoek, NAMIBIA.

Binational Commission (BNC) postponed from last year. Minister may be invited to the Joint Cooperation Commission (JCC) which precedes the BNC to accompany the DIRCO Minister.

To be confirmed

R26 000

R20 000

R7 000

22 November to 01 December 2019

Abidjan, COTE D’IVOIRE.

5th Agriculture and Animal Resource Fair

To be an effective international interlocutor for the agriculture of South Africa and effectively contribute towards the African Agenda

To be confirmed

R50 000

R20 000

R10 000

2020 venue and date not available yet

2021 venue and date not available yet

Russia

India

10th BRICS Ministers of Agriculture meeting

11th BRICS Ministers of Agriculture meeting

To be confirmed

R50 000

Minister +3 paid by the host country as per ToR

R10 000

2020 (date still to be confirmed

Zimbabwe

31st FAO Regional Conference

To be confirmed

R50 000

R15 000

R10 000

November

Date not confirmed yet

France

F’SAGRI Steering Committee meeting

Deputy Minister

To be confirmed

R50 000

R16000

R10 000

May 2020.

Saudi Arabia

G20 Ministers of Agriculture meeting

To be confirmed

R50 000

R20 000

R10 000

12 -16 July 2021

Italy, Rome

42nd session of the FAO Conference

To be confirmed

R50 000

R20 928

R6000

January 2020 (last week to be confirmed by the AU Commission)

Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA

African Union General Assembly

To be confirmed

R50 000

R20 000

R 10 000

2022 venue and date not available yet

China

12th BRICS Ministers of Agriculture meeting

To be confirmed

R50 000

Minister +7 paid by the host country as per ToR

R10 000

03 September 2019 - NW198

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

What (a) is the current total number of unemployed social work graduates nationally and (b) plans are in place to ensure that the social work graduates are employed without further delay?

Reply:

(a) The current number of unemployed social work graduates nationally is 7 583. This number is inclusive of graduates who were funded through the scholarship programme and those who paid their studies through varied other means.

(b) The department will utilize savings form the 2019 MTEF social work scholarshio training allocation to facilitate the appointment of 190 social work graduates by provincial department of social development. In addition, the department will, during the 2019/20 financial year finalise a strategy for the employment of social work graduates within the public and private sectors. This strategy will also be used to lobby the Department of Finance to allocate budget towards employment of social work graduates by various sector department.

03 September 2019 - NW350

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

(1)With regard to the announcement by the President, Mr M C Ramaphosa, that her department will receive R50 million from the Criminal Assets Recovery Account to strengthen civil society organisations working in the victim empowerment field, (a) which civil society organisations have been earmarked for the specified funding and (b) what amount in funding assistance will each specified organisation receive; (2) whether she intends to allocate any monetary amount towards the payment of social workers to ensure that no social worker working at a civil society organisation will earn less than the minimum wage?

Reply:

(1)(a) A call for proposals will be advertised for all Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the Victim Empowerment Sector and those that are eligible will be considered. (b) the total amount of R40 million is allocated for transfers to CSOs which render services to victims of crime in all nine provinces. The specific allocation to individual organisation will be determined by the proposals submitted. Furthermore, R5 million is allocated for mentoring and coaching for emerging CSOs in order to build capacity of the small emerging CSOs in under resourced areas such as townships and rural areas and R5 million is for victim empowerment awareness campaign.

(2) The minimum wage of social workers within the COS’s space does not fall within the CARA funding mandate.

02 September 2019 - NW541

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Julius, Mr J to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Whether he can provide Mr J W W Julius with a progress report regarding the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) Ministerial Recommendations; if not, why not, if so, (a) on what date and (b) what are the relevant details; and 2. Whether all of the recommendations of the Ministerial enquiry have been implemented; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) why was the original deadline of April 2019 to implement all recommendations not adhered to?

Reply:

The Task Team charged with the inquiry completed its task. In response to the recommendation made, the then Minister appointed Mr Mthobi Tyamzashe as the facilitator to SASCOC. On the weekly basis since then meets the SASCOC’s Organisational Development Task Team to map out and implementing the report.

Some of the recommendation depends on the amendment of the law which is before Parliament. The Parliamentary process will determine the pace of implementation.

Some of the issues will be dealt with at the SASCOC Annual General Meeting to be held in November of this year.

02 September 2019 - NW528

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) How does his department ensure that proper monitoring and evaluation is done on the allocation of the provincial budget towards Sports, Arts and Culture; (2) (a) what amount was allocated to each province to Sports, Arts and Culture for the past five years, (b) has any of the provinces underspent their budgets, (c) what total amount in each province was spent on (i) salaries and (ii) actual development of sports, arts and culture and (d)(i) what amount of the total amount was spent on soprts development in Namaqualand in the Northern Cape over the past five years and (ii) where was it spent; (3) Whether there is any allocation towards young developing cricket players in the Northern Cape, if not, why not?

Reply:

1.  – The Department coordinates quarterly meetings with all nine provinces to discuss the progress, challenges and the way forward in the implementation of the grant projects,

- Provinces also submit monthly financial, quarterly and annual evaluation reports for the department to monitor their spending and performance,

- Monitoring visits to projects are conducted and site meetings are attended regularly,

- The Department conducts an evaluation of the performance of the grant annually as required by the Division of Revenue Act.

- The Department allows provinces to use a maximum of 5 per cent of the total amount allocated to them for capacity building and provincial coordination of the grant. The Department advises provinces to utilise these funds for the purpose it is meant for and to improve project management skills and capacity.

- The Department continues to provide oversight over the implementation of the project through MINMEC and the TIC on a quarterly basis to ensure regular communication and reporting.

2. (a) what amount was allocated to each province to Sports, Arts and Culture for the past five years

past five years allocation

 

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

EC

109 418

143 694

149 320

156 105

160 584

FS

119 013

155 776

157 758

159 017

159 504

GP

125 608

155 693

163 339

172 428

168 530

KZN

122 754

157 696

163 162

173 093

174 397

LP

81 010

112 156

115 295

121 184

125 643

MP

114 781

150 325

155 289

162 777

162 479

NC

118 396

147 121

152 313

163 000

159 554

NW

98 883

130 096

136 494

141 092

136 369

WC

126 347

158 469

164 162

171 264

176 624

TOTAL

1 016 210

1 311 026

1 357 132

1 419 960

1 423 684

(b) has any of the provinces underspent their budgets?

Yes,

Underspending

 

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

EC

26 873

5 174

1 268

0

5 844

FS

5 566

459

1 528

14 805

17 650

GP

9 587

49 534

33 008

53 109

18 606

KZN

14 199

38 995

9 878

-68

-288

LP

37 439

15 502

408

7 041

14 200

MP

12 404

36 186

15 112

0

145

NC

18 549

23 976

18 703

30 714

3 754

NW

20 404

20 526

17 032

12 729

21 473

WC

0

464

0

0

0

TOTAL

145 021

190 816

96 937

118 330

81 384

(c) what total amount in each province was spent on

(i) salaries

budget spent on salaries

 

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

EC

34 303

39 707

46 635

52 886

57 697

FS

25 383

38 834

60 906

72 996

68 533

GP

15 322

37 866

40 000

53 600

59 698

KZN

4 245

4 789

7 344

10 398

10 018

LP

12 214

20 783

31 946

35 430

37 182

MP

22 904

26 079

30 250

42 341

42 343

NC

25 037

27 821

37 652

43 408

51 171

NW

27 083

32 973

39 082

43 821

48 398

WC

86 762

110 774

122 710

134 147

151 531

TOTAL

253 253

339 626

416 525

489 027

526 571

(c) what total amount in each province was spent on

(ii) actual development of sports, arts and culture,

budget spent towards development of sports, arts and culture

 

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

EC

75 115

103 987

102 685

103 219

102 887

FS

93 630

116 942

96 852

86 021

90 971

GP

110 286

117 827

123 339

118 828

108 832

KZN

118 509

152 907

155 818

162 695

164 379

LP

68 796

91 373

83 349

85 754

88 461

MP

91 877

124 246

125 039

120 436

120 136

NC

93 359

119 300

114 661

119 592

108 383

NW

71 800

97 123

97 412

97 271

87 971

WC

39 585

47 695

41 452

37 117

25 093

TOTAL

762 957

971 400

940 607

930 933

897 113

02 September 2019 - NW546

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Cachalia, Mr G K to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(a) What total (i) number of erven are registered in the name of the state in the Walter Sisulu Local Municipality and (ii) number of (aa) erven and (bb) hectares are registered as (aaa) private and (bbb) state-owned and (b) under which state department are the specified erven and hectares registered?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) Please refer to Annexure A for the total number of State land parcels presented in erven, hectares, client departments (occupation) and the registered owner for the Walter Sisulu Local Municipality.

The land parcels are either registered under National Government of the Republic of South Africa or the Republic of South Africa (RSA).

b) The National Department of Public Works and Infrastructure’s Immovable Asset Register (IAR) does not contain privately owned properties. The IAR comprises of State owned properties under the custodianship of NDPW&I.

ANNEXURE A

 

 

ERF & FARM

   

DESCRIPTION

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

ERF

55

795,4183

FARM

69

32457,65258

TOTAL

124

33 253,07

ERF PROPERTIES

   

USER DEPARTMENTS

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

1

85,65

DEFENCE & MILITARY VET

2

0,0204

JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

10

1,30

PUBLIC WORKS

4

0,60

SA POLICE SERVICES

33

4,38

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

1

0,08

VACANT STAND

1

0,03

WATER AFFAIRS

3

703,35

TOTAL

55

795,42

FARM PROPERTIES

   

USER DEPARTMENTS

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

DEFENCE & MILITARY VETERANS

2

0,02

SA POLICE SERVICES

1

0,3187

TOURISM

21

7289,7544

TRANSPORT

1

139,22

VACANT FARM

5

110,79

VACANT STAND

2

0,09

WATER AFFAIRS

37

24 917,48

TOTAL

69

32457,67298

OWNERSHIP

   

OWNER DETAILS

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

71

21 632,00

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

53

11 621,09

TOTAL

124

33253,09128

02 September 2019 - NW630

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture”

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

Reply:

The officials are busy collating data to make sure that the Hon. Member is given an accurate information. As soon as that process is done I will forward the Honourable Member the required information.

02 September 2019 - NW216

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Buthelezi, Ms P to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What is the total number of vacancies in (i) his department and (ii) each of the provincial departments reporting to him and (b) by what date will the vacancies be filled in each case?

Reply:

(a) What is the total number of vacancies in

(i) his department

32 vacancies

(ii) each provincial departments reporting to him; and

None

(b) by what date will the vacancies be filled in each case.

The post of Director General was advertised during July 2019. Critical posts been prioritised to be filled.

02 September 2019 - NW537

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

(1) Why did the Athletics South Africa (ASA) General Council refuse to answer the queries raised by KwaZulu-Natal Athletics (KZNA) at the ASA annual general meeting held on 27 October 2017; (2) (a) can she provide Mr T W Mhlongo with (i) a list of each source of income from which ASA has benefited in the past three years and (ii) a copy of ASA's annual budget and business plan for the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (cc)2018-19 financial years and (b) what percentage of ASA's total income is attributable to (i) fees/commission charged by ASA on road running events, (ii) sponsorship related to road running events and (iii) the issuing of ASA permanent licenses to road runners and/or road running clubs? NW2461E

Reply:

  1. KZNA submitted the questions after the deadline stipulated by the notice of the AGM.
  2. The ASA Board did have the answers on the KZNA questions ready, but the ASA Council instructed the Board not to answer, as KZNA did not follow constitutional protocol.
  3. Furthermore KZNA submitted Delegates for the AGM after the deadline. One of the 2 Delegates was not eligible as per ASA Constitution.
  4. The ASA Council ruled that the KZNA President must be allowed to be part of the Council Meeting but the ineligible member was not allowed to attend the ASA Council meeting.
  5. The KZNA President refused to be part of the ASA Council, and the ASA Council, with a quorum present, continued without the KZNA Delegation present.
  6. The ASA Council also reprimanded KZNA for submitting the financial statements to the media soon after ASA send the ASA Financial Statements to the ASA Members for scrutiny, but KZNA fail to submit the questions on the financial statements to the ASA Council in time.
  7. The ASA Council also mandated the ASA board to consult the KZNA regarding the manner the KZNA Delegation tried to intimidate and discredit the ASA Council.

(2) (a) can she provide Mr T W Mhlongo with

(i) a list of each source of income from which ASA has benefited in the past three years and

ASA income

2017

2016

2015

SABC

13 250 000.00

12 500 000.00

8 333 333.34

SASCOC

5 250 000.00

12 836 713.00

1 498 587.75

IAAF- Grant

374 943.00

3 425 967.00

 

Permanent licences

2 581 579.00

2 369 079.00

2 274 818.45

Rental Inc - Telkom tower

80 040.00

   

Grant - Lotto

14 260 400.00

36 884 800.00

2 500 000.00

SRSA Grant income

2 000 000.00

2 000 000.00

700 000.00

Rule book

84 296.00

168 290.00

27 350.00

Temporary licence

1 317 323.00

570 064.00

 

Old mutual

   

2 192 982.46

 

39,198,581.00

70,754,913.00

17,527,072.00

(ii) a copy of ASA's annual budget and business plan for the (a) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (cc)2018-19 financial years and

a) The ASA Business Plan was endorsed at the 2016 ASA AGM and is effective for the period 2016 – 2020, in other words for the 4 years from Olympic Games to Olympic Games.

b) The Business Plan and annual budgets are attached.

 

(b) what percentage of ASA's total income is attributable to:

a From 2014 to 2017, 100% of the ASA income was applied mainly due to the debt of more than R20 000 000.00 liabilities, inherited mainly from the previous Boards of 2010 & 2012, as well as projects according the ASA Business Plan.

b) Although some of the projects where scaled down during the period 2014 – 2017 to adhere to budget constraints, none of the ASA projects were cancelled and took place successfully.

(i) fees/commission charged by ASA on road running events,

a) ASA charged no commission or fees for any event including Road Races.

b) Provinces do charge levies on events, but ASA has no access to these resources as it is intended to finance the development of athletics at provincial and club level.

(ii) sponsorship related to road running events and

a) ASA did not have a Road Running Sponsor since 2010. National Road Running events are funded from levies from the sale of licenses.

b) The primary challenge is clubs called “Corporate Clubs” whom claim special treatment, yet contaminate the commercial space with their branding on clothing, in violation with IAAF advertising regulations.

c) All clubs are equal within ASA structures. The fact that some clubs are financially stronger does not give “Corporate Clubs” special rights within ASA.

d) “Corporate Clubs” whom claim to sponsor athletes, do not contribute towards the funding of races where their athletes must run, and fail to assist on expenses related to funding South African teams to international events.

e) “Corporate clubs” are using athletes as “running billboards” and very little of the commercial profits from such exposure is invested in developing athletics.

(iii) (iii) the issuing of ASA permanent licences to road runners and/or road running clubs? NW2461E

a) ASA obtain income annually on average R2 400 000.00 from the sale of licenses.

b) On average the cost of printing the licenses are R1 300 000.00.

c) The remaining income on license levies, on average R1 100 000.00, are used to subsidize the provinces who host the National Road Running Championships ( 10km; 21.1km; 42.2 km) and prize money for the road running category winners.

Expenses from Road Running often are more than the income obtained from licenses and have to be balanced from other income

 

02 September 2019 - NW486

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether the results of the integrity and lifestyle audits of senior officials in her department, as undertaken by her during the Debate on Vote No 11 – Public Works and Infrastructure, Appropriation Bill in the National Assembly on 10 June 2019, will be available to the public; if not, why not; if so, how will the information be made available?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

The decision to disclose the results of the integrity and lifestyle audits has not been made. I will apply my mind after consulting with Cabinet colleagues on the best way to deal with the outcome of the reports arising from lifestyle audits.

02 September 2019 - NW485

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1) Whether the integrity and lifestyle audits of senior officials in her department have commenced as she undertook during the Debate on Vote 11 - Public Works and Infrastructure Appropriation Bill in the National Assembly, on 10 June 2019; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date will the audits commence; if so, (i) what are the relevant details and (ii) by what date will the audits be completed; (2) what (a) are the terms of reference of the integrity and lifestyle audits and (b) aspects of the senior officers’ professional and personal lives will be audited; (3) whether integrity and lifestyle audits include declarations of conviction in cases of theft, criminal charges and pending prosecutions or convictions; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether the integrity and lifestyle audits are being conducted by an external service provider; if not, what are the relevant details; if so, (a) who is the service provider and (b) how was the service provider appointed; (5) whether the integrity and lifestyle audits are based on self-disclosure; if so, how is the personal information being verified?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

1. The integrity and lifestyle audits of senior officials within the Department have not as yet commenced. The SIU has been identified to conduct this work in Government Departments. This mandate will be effected through a Presidential Proclamation which is still under consideration. On the day of the Budget Vote, 10 July 2019, the Department formally advised the SIU of its readiness to subject the Minister, Deputy Minister, the Director General and the rest of senior management to integrity and lifestyle audits.

(a) See the response above

(b) We will be advised by the SIU as soon as a Proclamation (which will spell out the terms of reference of the audit) is issued by the Presidency.

(i) See the response in paragraph 1 above

(ii) See the response in paragraph 1 above

2. See response in paragraph 1 above

3. See response in paragraph 1 above

4. See response in paragraph 1 above

5. See response in paragraph 1 above

02 September 2019 - NW539

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

(a) Who was appointed as Team Leader for the South African team travelling to the (i) 2018 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia, (ii) 2018 Junior and Youth Championships in London and (iii) 2016 World 100 km Championships in Los Alcazares, (b) which ASA officials and/or representatives are required to travel with athletes selected to represent the Republic overseas, (c) in what circumstances would an ASA official and/or representative other than the Head of Delegation be authorised to travel separately from the athletes forming part of a South African team competing internationally and (d) what are the reasons for certain athletes forming part of the South African team which competed at the World Junior and Youth Championships in London being booked on a flight separate from the ASA officials and/or representatives tasked with managing the team? NW1534E

Reply:

The Honourable Member asked exactly the same question last year. It was question 2555 and it was responded too. The status remains the same.

02 September 2019 - NW491

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

(1)(a) Why was the deployment of troops only authorise for a two-month deployment instead of the several requests for a three-month deployment of soldiers in the Cape flats, Cape Town, (b) why were only about 400 soldiers deployed while the President authorised 1320 soldiers for deployment and (c) how will the R23 million authorised for the deployment be spent; (2) was the R23 million provided for in the existing budget of her department and the SA National Defence Force; if not, (a) how and (b) from where will the R23million be funded; if so, what will be the impact on the already underfunded budget?

Reply:

1. (a) The duration of the employment was decided upon following consultation with all relevant stakeholders.

(b) The Presidential Minute and the letters sent to Parliament indicated the employment of a total of 1320 soldiers, but for operational reasons the commanders can utilise the number of soldiers required at any given time during the operation.

(c) On allowances and operational support.

2. No

(a) and (b) through a reprioritisation with the existing budget allocation of the Department.

02 September 2019 - NW538

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

Whether he will provide Mr T W Mhlongo with a list of each development initiative funded by Athletics South Africa (ASA) in the past three years, including (a) the class or category of athletes who benefited, or who were intended to benefit, from each development initiative and (b) an indication of the amount spent by ASA on each development initiative; if so, what are the relevant details in each case? NW1533E

Reply:

  1. The ASA Board received a mandate from the ASA Council at the ASA QGM in 2016 to align the ASA Development Strategy, to achieve success at the Olympic Games, as its primary objectives.
  2. In this regard ASA has a National Development Strategy which is available on the ASA website http://www.athletics.org.za/centresofexcellence.
  3. Athletics is a labour intensive sport which requires substantial resources to engage large quantities of athletes, coaches, officials and administrators at all levels of participation.
  4. With the above in mind, the ASA Development Programme is an all-inclusive programme.
  5. Effectively, this means that ASA have to fund expenses related to international competitions, national competitions and skills development projects to level the playing field ensure that athletes from all communities has access to athletics.
  6. The strategy to fund all phases of development, are paying dividends for South Africa. The following is relevant:

6.1 To ensure that South African athletes are exposed to international competitions at youth, junior and senior level, ASA cover all expenses of all athletes in the team, e.g. clothing, travel, accommodation and per diems for the duration of the championships.

6.2 The ASA Youth Team is currently listed no.1 in the world on the medal tally

6.3 The ASA Junior Team is currently listed no.6 in the world on the medal tally

6.4 The ASA Senior Team is currently listed no.3 in the world on the medal tally

7. ASA is one of a few countries in the world that send representative teams to all IAAF World Championships, and CAA African Championships at youth, junior and senior level.

8. ASA cater for all disciplines of athletics, Track and Field, Road Running, Off-Road Running and ultra-distance. Most countries in the world cater for only some of the disciplines in athletics.

9. ASA Coaches serve as head coaches in countries such as Germany, India and many African Countries.

10. ASA National Coaches are used as facilitators/instructors in coaching courses by many countries in the world

11. ASA Technical Officials serve as Referees and Chief Judges in many international competitions.

12. ASA Leaders and Administrators are serving on many structures at African and IAAF level

13. Many countries in the world are now seeking guidance from ASA as to how to develop athletics in their countries

14. Many countries send their athletes to participate in South African events, and/or send them to training camps in South Africa to prepare for the Olympic Games

15. ASA have Squads of more than 300 athletes at senior, junior and youth level in preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games and 2024 Olympic Games

16. ASA expose annually, more than 2 000 000 athletes at the various levels of competitions to a network of more than 1500 IAAF/ASA certified competitions. Collectively, the ASA Development Programme is one of the largest, and one of the most effective programmes in the world.

ASA Development initiative

2017 -2019

Class or category

Summary of amount spent by ASA: 2017 – 2019

   

2017

2018

2019

Total

International events

Youth, junior and senior

3,035,364

5,548,643

2,887,882

11,471,889

National and provincial events

Youth, junior and senior

3,384,983

3,080,247

2,232,364

8,697,594

Skills development

National Symposiums/ Workshops for Athletes, Coaches, Officials, Administrators and educational material

2,303,293

2,393,780

2,056,780

6,753,853

Total

26,923,336

 

02 September 2019 - NW257

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether her department reserved a percentage of the department’s budget for the current financial year for disaster management; if not, why not, considering the risky nature of the agricultural sector; if so, what informed the percentage?

Reply:

The former Department of Rural Development and Land Reform established at national level, has sub-programme called Rural Disaster Mitigation Services which is aimed at coordinating departmental disaster management related functions in compliance with the Disaster Management Framework of 2005. As a result, the Department allocates within its budget, funds for capacity building and disaster risk reduction that are implemented annually. The sub-programme is allocated a total amount of R15.4 million.

During unforeseen disaster events, the Department, upon declaration of a disaster reprioritization or funding within existing budget for relief efforts in consultation with relevant stakeholders is made to cater for the disaster.

02 September 2019 - NW540

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Julius, Mr J to ask the Minister of Sports Arts and Culture

1. Whether his department has set aside a budget to embark on (a) Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA) district consultations and (b) CCIFSA provincial summits; if so, (i) what is the total budget, (ii) on what date is the conference and (iii) did his department consult with stakeholders; 2. whether the CCIFSA leadership was endorsed at the national conference; if not,why not;if so, will he provide Mr. J W W Julius with a list of the new leadership that was elected. In terms of the provisions of the Public Administration Management Act, 2014 (Act no. 11 of 2014), (a) how many employees of his department have been found to be directors and/or members of private companies that are doing business with the state from 1 February 2017 up to the latest specified date for which information is available and (b) what is the value of the business by such companies for the said period?

Reply:

1. A budget was allocated for;

(a) CCIFSA’s district consultations

i) The toatal budget for 54 district summits amounts to R5,000,000.00

(b) CCIFSA provincial summits and national conference

(i) The total budget for 9 Provincial summits and a National Conference amounts to R8 650 000.00

(ii) The dates for the conference were 24th and 25th August 2019.

(iii)The Department engaged with the relevant stakeholders including CCIFSA members and the Creative Industries Task Team (CITT) members who were part of the organizing team.

2. The new CCIFSA leadership was endorsed at the national conference. The list of the new leadership as below:

LIST OF NEWLY ELECTED CCIFSA NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

DESIGNATION

NAME AND SURNAME

PROVINCE

1

PRESIDENT

JOY MBEWANA

KZN

2

DEPUTY-PRESIDENT

JOHANNES MSOMI

MP

3

SECRETARY GENERAL

AYANDA RODA

FS

4

DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL

ANELE MAKI

WC

5

TREASURER

MANGALISO MTSHULA

NC

6

NATIONAL CO-ORDINATOR

LUZUKO KHOHLI

EC

LIST OF NEWLY ELECTED CCIFSA SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES

ITEM

SECTOR

NAME AND SURNAME

1

CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE SECTOR

HANS KHANYE

2

INDIGENOUS WISDOM

ZUKO NTONZIMA

3

VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS

MASEGO MOILOA

4

DESIGN AND CREATIVE

SIBUSISO MABUZA

5

ARTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE TECHNICAL SUPPORT

EDWIN STHEMBISO KHUMALO

6

PERFORMANCE AND CELEBRATION

VUYOKAZI MESILANE

7

LANGUAGE AND PUBLISHING

JAHROSE NTHABISENG JAFTA

8

AUDIO-VISUAL AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA

PINKI TUSWA

9

ARTS EDUCATION AND TRAINING

MAHLUBI NIXON KRAAI

02 September 2019 - NW530

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1)What (a) are the relevant details of his department’s budget allocation for travel and subsistence for the past five financial years for (i) local and (ii) international travel and (b) amount was spent in each case in each financial year; (2) what is the breakdown for trips abroad with reference to the (a) destination, (b) purpose and (c) persons undertaking the specified trip abroad; (3) what steps has his department taken to reduce spending on travel and subsistence?

Reply:

The National Treasury has issues instructions that contain cost cutting measures that applies across government. We comply with those prescripts.

02 September 2019 - NW520

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether any cases of sexual harassment emanating from her department have been referred to the Commission for Gender Equality since 1 January 2016; if not, why not; if so, what number of (a) cases were referred to the Commission, (b) the specified cases resulted in findings against the perpetrator and (c) the specified cases are still not finalised?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

Yes, there is a case of sexual harassment that was referred to the Commission for Gender Equality by the complainant.

  1. only one case was referred to the Commissioner for Gender Equality;
  2. the case is still pending disciplinary hearing;
  3. the case is still pending disciplinary hearing.

02 September 2019 - NW531

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

1. (a) Why is there a delay in processing the capital transfer payment for the Iziko Museum’s infrastructure project and (b) why is the capital processed on a recovery basis by the Department of Public Works 2. Whether the project was initially allocated to the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure ; if not, (a) to whom was it allocated initially, (b) what is the status of the project and (c) on what date did it commence 3. (a) what amount (i) was allocated for the project and (ii) has already been spent in this regard and (b) why is there a delay and /or lack of progress on the project; 4. Has there been any occurrence of fruitless and wasteful expenditure in this project; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1.(a). The payment on the court yard project was delayed due to delayed submission of reports from Department of Public Works.

(b). the recovery basis is purely to claim for work done and this has been the practiced by DPW for many years. DAC does not transfer funds to DPW in advance.

(2)(a). the project has from the onset been allocated to DPW.

(b). the project is on construction stage.

(c). the project contract commencement date was the 29th June 2012 and site hand over date was 14 January 2013

3.(a)(i). R 296 000 000 has been budgeted for this project

(ii). R 252 384 531

(b). The delays were due to:

  • During procurement stage, the site hand over was delayed because the Department of Public Works could not find a suitable off-site storage to relocate all collections from the museum therefore the site was never handed over totally to the contractor. The site hand over was therefore delayed by over a year.
  • It was then agreed that the museum collections and staff will be moved from floor to floor after completion of the works on those floors.
  • Most of the stored collection were stored in alcohol and other flammable liquids in big tanks that took a year to store in the basement. It has not been easy to work on the project that is occupied.
  • During construction, the only compliant appointed specialized subcontractor responsible for the installation of compactus storage facility went under liquidation. The liquidation process and the procurement of the new subcontractor took long to complete.

4. Occurrence of fruitless and wasteful expenditure has not been recorded or reported.

02 September 2019 - NW529

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(a) What amount does his department spend on funding and overseeing the five national playhouses, (b) (i) in what provinces do they function and (ii) with how many productions in each province and (c) what total amount is annually generated by the playhouses? (

Reply:

(a) Amount spent by the Department:

Name of playhouse

(a) Total amount

(b) (i) Which Province they function

(ii) the number of productions in each province

(c) amount of self generated income

Artscape

60 912

Western Cape

844

22100

KZN Playhouse

49632

Kwa Zulu-Natal

172

31880

South African State Theatre

55 453

Gauteng

170

34753

Market Theatre Foundation (Windy Brow)

46303

Gauteng

35

22336

PACOFS

45322

Free State

24

3599

02 September 2019 - NW283

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) Total amount budgeted for his private office for the 2019/20 financial year and (b) was the (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in his private office since May 2019?

Reply:

(a)

R20 717 000.00

(b)

(i)

R16 595 000.00

       
 

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

 

Salary Level

Job Title

Qualification

 

13

Private Secretary

  • Professional Receptionist and Personal Assistant Certificate,
  • IMM Marketing management Diploma,
  • Advanced Taxation Graduate Programme
 

9

Assistant Private Secretary

  • Diploma Secretarial,
  • Office Administration,
  • Advanced Certificate : Office Management
 

13

Senior Parliamentary and Cabinet Services

  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree
 

13

Head: Administration

  • Diploma in Human Resources Management
 

13

Media Liaison Officer

  • B. Tech Degree in Journalism
  • National Diploma in Journalism
 

12

Parliamentary and Cabinet Support Officer

  • Senior Certificate
 

9

Administrative Secretary

  • National Senior Certificate
 

8

Registry Clerk

  • Bachelor of Administration
 

7

Receptionist

  • Diploma in Office Administration
 

6

Driver/Messenger

  • National Senior Certificate
 

6

Driver/Messenger

  • National Senior Certificate
 

5

Food Service Aid

  • National Senior Certificate
 

(v)

Job Description of each employee appointed in his private office since May 2019. As per the DPSA benchmark job descriptions for Ministerial Support Staff.

02 September 2019 - NW547

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Cachalia, Mr G K to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(a) What total (i) number of erven that are registered in the name of the state in the Senqu Local Municipality and (ii) number of (aa) erven and (bb) hectares are registered as (aaa) private and (bbb) state-owned and (b) under which state department are the specified erven and hectares registered? NW1543E

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) Please refer to Annexure B for the total number of State land parcels presented in erven, hectares, client departments (occupation) and the registered owner for Senqu Local Municipality.

The land parcels are either registered under National Government of the Republic of South Africa / Republic of South Africa (RSA) or are Unregistered.

b) The National Department of Public Works and Infrastructure’s Immovable Asset Register (IAR) does not contain privately owned properties. The IAR comprises of State owned properties under the custodianship of NDPW&I.

ANNEXURE B

 

 

ERF & FARM

   

DESCRIPTION

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

ERF

38

12,4082

FARM

7

426,6159

Grand Total

45

439,02

ERF PROPERTIES

   

USER DEPARTMENTS

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

1

1,05

JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

6

1,9895

POST OFFICE

1

0,05

PUBLIC WORKS

6

0,25

SA POLICE SERVICES

22

8,96

VACANT STAND

2

0,11

TOTAL

38

12,41

FARM PROPERTIES

   

USER DEPARTMENTS

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

1

73,66

PUBLIC WORKS

1

57,0692

SA POLICE SERVICES

1

1,62

VACANT FARM

1

0,96

VACANT STAND

3

293,3091

TOTAL

7

426,6159

OWNERSHIP

   

OWNER DETAILS

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

5

68,95

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

32

368,9309

UNREGISTERED

8

1,15

Grand Total

45

439,0241

02 September 2019 - NW212

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Buthelezi, Ms P to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What is the total (a) number of employees in his department who are being paid whilst they are on undue and/or extended periods of sick leave and (b) cost to the Government in each case?

Reply:

(a) None

(b) None

 

30 August 2019 - NW221

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Mileham, Mr K to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

What (a) is the incidence level as a percentage of mineworkers of (i) pneumoconiosis and (ii) silicosis in South African mines, (b) steps is his department taking to reduce the incidence levels of these occupation related diseases and (c) is the trend of the specified diseases in the mining sector over the past 10 years?

Reply:

(a)(i) The incidence level as a percentage of mineworkers with pneumoconiosis is 0.01 % reported from the 2017 annual medical reports and 0,00% in 2018.

(a)(ii) silicosis is 0.13% in 2017 and 0.09% in 2018.

(b)The department has carried focused audits and inspections on airborne pollutants in all the regions. The department has reviewed the Guideline on Airborne Pollutants in 2017/2018 financial year which was popularised industry-wide during 2018/2019 financial year. The department is monitoring airborne pollutants overexposures through occupational hygiene statutory returns on a quarterly basis. During the 2014 OHS Summit the South African Mining Industry, (State, Employers and Organised Labour) committed to reduce the Occupational Exposure Levels (OEL) of airborne pollutants by 2024 to reduce occupational lung diseases. The mining sector is engaged at annual Occupational Health Dialogues and quarterly regional tripartite forums to deliberate on programmes initiatives to reduce the incidence of occupational lung diseases (OLD) at mines.


Find here: (c)Trends of specified occupational diseases in the mining sector over the past 10 years: (i) Coal worker's pneumoconiosis (CWP) cases reported from the annual medical reports

30 August 2019 - NW490

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

(1)With reference to the name changes of the Reserve Force Units, (a)(i) what was the costs related to the name change process to date and (ii) from which budget allocation was the process funded and (b)(i) what will the financial costs be related to the (aa) changing of names, (bb) new insignia including beret/cap badges and (cc) flashes as well as colours and (ii) from which budget allocation will this be funded; (2) is this a higher priority expense as compared to the expense to increase troops and resources deployed to our land borders and the replacement of essential SA National Defence Force equipment; if not, why is this expenses still prioritised over the essentially required expenses?

Reply:

1. a (i) No additional costs were incurred since the start of the name review process because information briefs and guidelines provided for the process, were issued during the normal scheduled meetings with SA Army Formations and Units. Furthermore, detailed instructions and guidelines were also issued as part of the normal processes in the SA Army.

(ii) The process was funded from the normal command and control budget without any additional costs allocated for the name review process.

b. It is estimated that the total cost to implement the approved Name Review Process will be Rm8. This includes new insignia beret/cap badges, colours as well as other requirements for example signage etc. This objective is currently one of the many lower priority unfunded objectives of the SA Army. The implementation of the Name Review Process will be phased in over a three-year period, as and when funds become available.

2. This is not a higher priority expense compared to the expense of increased troops and resources deployed to our land borders and the replacement of essential SANDF equipment. That is why this objective is currently indicated as unfunded. It will be phased in over a three-year period as and when funds become available.

This objective must be seen as a transformational imperative that is long outstanding. Although it cannot be phased in immediately due to budget constraints, just the mere fact that these new names have been approved in principle will contribute to unit cohesion and ensure that the rich and diverse military history of South Africa is now reflected in a balanced way. It was the aim of the name review process to address this omission in a sensible and innovative manner, without any additional costs, where in stakeholders were consulted over the past 5 years.

30 August 2019 - NW492

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

(1)Whether refunds from the United Nations are based on actual strength in the form of soldiers and equipment instead of the serviceability of deployed equipment as was reported to the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (details furnished); (2) whether she has found that the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo secured and/or ring-fenced a refund for her department or the SA National Defence Force; if so, what are the costs and comparable revenue amounts for the past five financial years?

Reply:

1. The United Nations reimbursement is based on actual strength of personnel on the ground and the serviceability of equipment deployed. If a vehicle is not serviceable during Contingent Own Equipment (COE) inspection, a penalty is levelled against the vehicle and the would be drivers and supporting staff of the vehicle also. (For example serviceability of the vehicle can be questioned as a result of a missing mirror or fire extinguisher).

2. To date claims made to the United Nations amount to RM840 that includes flying hours, manpower and amunitionThe following depicts the comparable re venue amounts for the past five financial years:

Ser No

Year

Paid

Refund

a

b

c

d

01.

2014

1 155 767 612

356 088 658

02.

2015

1 035 291 166

451 096 017

03.

2016

985 927 629

887 227 546

04.

2017

886 945 063

509 547 709

05.

2018

820 494 657

320 612 050

30 August 2019 - NW488

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Mileham, Mr K to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

(1) What is the status of the Thyspunt site, in the Kouga Local Municipality, which was intended to be the site of the nuclear build programme; (2) why are public participation processes around the specified site continuing; (3) what is the status of the nuclear build programme? NW1481E

Reply:

1. Thyspunt remains one of Eskom's suitable sites to host a nuclear power plant. It has undergone extensive environmental studies in the form of environmental impact assessment and nuclear site safety review by independent consultants. Eskom has submitted nuclear site installation license (N ISL) applications for Thyspunt in order to get the site ready for any South African future nuclear power plans.

2. Site approvals for nuclear power plants, the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and Nuclear Installation Site License (N ISL) from National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) are long-lead items. Consequently, the NNR is continuing with Eskom's application for NISL. The public hearings are an integral part of this NISL process.

Since receipt and acceptance of the Nuclear Installation Site Licence applications, the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has been seized with its internal technical review process of the Thyspunt site application, which is a lengthy and thorough process focusing on technical, scientific and onsite assessments amongst others.

The reason for holding NNR public hearings around the Thyspunt during this time is that NNR has completed its internal review process of the Thyspunt site application and is now embarking on an external consultation process to listen to health, safety and environmental concerns related to the application from interested and affected parties. The NNR embarks on this process to ensure that its regulatory decision making is independent, robust and transparent.

3. In terms of the Nuclear Energy Policy for 2008, the new nuclear build programme is still part of the energy mix. The Nuclear Energy Policy provides the government vision for developing extensive nuclear energy programme and to become self-sufficient in all aspects of the nuclear value chain for peaceful use of nuclear energy.

The nuclear build programme is informed by the Integrated Resources Plan (IRP). NEDLAC is in the process of finalizing IRP. In September 2019, the Integrated Resource Plan will be tabled in Cabinet for approval. The Integrated Resource Plan considers a diversified energy mix that include cleaner coal, nuclear, gas, hydro, renewables and battery storage. The outcomes of the revised IRP, will determine how the nuclear new build programme becomes phased in future. Government policy position is that South Africa will acquire nuclear at the price, pace and scale that the country can afford.

30 August 2019 - NW124

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Mileham, Mr K to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy:

Whether certain persons and certain companies (names and details furnished) played any role in the (a) negotiation, (b) facilitation and/or (c) finalisation of the South Sudan oil deal; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (i) was the role of each specified person and company in the deal, (ii) outcome was achieved by the involvement of each person and company and (iii) amount did each person and company receive in remuneration for services rendered? NW1085E

Reply:

(a) Njock Ajuk Eyong is the CEO of Centurion Law Goup.
(b) The "Joint working committee" from SFF and Nilepet thus constituted for the "Nile-Orange Energy Project" appointed Centurion Law Firm, South Africa:-

(a)(b) to perform the function of Legal Services Advisory in order to assist with the completion and submission of Exploration Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) after following due process.

(c) Centurion Law Firm was the only company contracted to SFF.

(i) Centurion Law Firm rendered Legal Advisory Services. The key factors considered for appointment of any law firm were knowledge and proven expertise in completing an Exploration Production Sharing Agreement in South Sudan post cessation from Sudan; Knowledge and proven expertise regarding South Sudan Upstream Legislation; Presence and local content in South Sudan and knowledge of South African laws; Easily approachable and quick turnaround time.

(ii) The Centurion Law firm appointed, delivered the set objectives, resulting in signing of Exploration production sharing agreement (EPSA) being signed on Q6th May 2019 at Juba.

(iii) Centurion Law Firm was the only company in this regard that was contracted to SFF and were paid according to the agreed contracted rates.

(c) Eric Prince did not play any role

(d) Blackwater America did not play any role

(e) Frontier Resource Group did not play any role
(f) Thiangrial Petroleum did not play any role

30 August 2019 - NW201

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Boshoff, Ms SH to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

(a) What is the combined generation capacity of rooftop solar installations in the Republic according to his department's estimate and (b) what number of hours of load-shedding was prevented by such installations? NW1157E

Reply:

a) There are no official rooftop solar 1nstaiied capacity numbers as most of these installations were considered "generation for own use" in line with the old Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) which exempted !hem from the requirement to be licensed or registered. Realising the impact these installations are likely to have on capacity planning, power systems operations and personal safety, in year 2017 the Department amended Schedule 2 of ERA therefore compelling these facilities to be registered or licensed with National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA). NERSA is in the process of finalising the registration processes and rules, which will enable formal collection and analysis of information and data or. distributed generation.
The South African Photovoltaic Association (SAPV!A) estimate installed rooftop solar capacity in the country to be about 280MW.

b) There are no official number of hours as the installed capacity of rooftop solar is not known.

30 August 2019 - NW320

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Mileham, Mr K to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

(1) With reference to his reply to question 26 on 8 July 2019, by what date will he table the forensic report in the National Assembly; (2) whether any disciplinary action will be taken against anyone found to be implicated; if not, in each case, why not; if so, (a) what is the name of each person found to be implicated and (b) by what date will disciplinary action be taken in each case; (3) whether any (a) criminal and/or (h) civil action is envisaged as a result of the conclusion of the investigation; if not, why not; if so, what is the (i) name of each person in this regard and (ii) current status of the criminal and/or civil action; (4) Whether the costs incurred as a result of (a) the sale of the strategic fuel reserves under investigation, (b) the resulting investigation and (c) all criminal and civil action taken and planned will be recovered from those persons found guilty; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case? NW1287

Reply:

(1) The forensic report will be tabled in Parliament once all the necessary internal governance processes are completed.

(2) Appropriate action and sanction will be taken against those found to be implicated in due course.

(a) Given that the civil litigation and parallel criminal investigation processes are at a sensitive and critical stage and we would not want to jeopardise the case it is thus that further details in relation to name of the implicated parties will be disclosed at an appropriate time.

(b) The timing of the disciplinary action will also be based on the outcomes of the parallel civil litigation and criminal investigation process currently under way.

(3) (a)(b) It is the intent of the organisation to fully pursue appropriate civil and criminal action without any fear or favour with the intentions of ensuring restoring good governance and curbing any harmful acts of dishonesty and associated activities in our State Owned Entities.

(i)(ii) Details pertaining to this process will be disclosed in due course given that the civil litigation and parallel criminal investigation is at sensitive stage.

(4) In line with legislation and best practice the entity intents to fully ensure that all costs incurred by the state in relation to this matter are recovered from those that are found to be implicated in the sale of the strategic reserves. This is to• end a very strong message that such behaviours cannot be tolerated and will be dealt with harshly

30 August 2019 - NW290

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Mpambo-Sibhukwana, Ms T to ask the Minister of Tourism

What (a) total amount is budgeted for her private office for the 2019-20 financial year and (b) was the (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in her private office since 1 May 2019?

Reply:

(a) The total amount that is budgeted for the Ministry is per Annual Performance plan approved by Parliament

(b) The proposed staff establishment of the Office of a Members Administrative staff is informed by the Guide for Members of the Executive as approved by the President with effect from 8 June 2019.

(b)The (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in her private office since 1 May 2019?

(i) Remuneration is in accordance to the level of the employee in public service

(b)

(ii) salary level

(iii) job title,

(iv) Qualification

(v)Job description

1

IV

Special Advisor

DPhil, Engineering

Dispensation for the appointment and Remuneration of persons (Special Advisers) appointed to executive Authorities on ground of policy Considerations in terms of section 12A (1) of the Public Service Act, 1994): Provides that Special Advisers may be appointed-

  • to advise the Executive Authority on the exercise or performance of the Executive Authority’s powers and duties;
  • to advise the Executive Authority on the development of policy that will promote the relevant department’s objectives; or
  • to perform such other tasks as may be appropriate in respect of the exercise or performance of the Executive Authority’s powers and duties.

2

IV

Special Advisor

D Phil, Economics

Dispensation for the appointment and Remuneration of persons (Special Advisers) appointed to executive Authorities on ground of policy Considerations in terms of section 12A (1) of the Public Service Act, 1994): Provides that Special Advisers may be appointed-

  • to advise the Executive Authority on the exercise or performance of the Executive Authority’s powers and duties;
  • to advise the Executive Authority on the development of policy that will promote the relevant department’s objectives; or
  • to perform such other tasks as may be appropriate in respect of the exercise or performance of the Executive Authority’s powers and duties.

3

14

Chief of Staff

Advance Certificate in Municipal Governance and Management

Current study: Advanced Diploma in Public Management

  • To manage the office of and render a support service to the executive authority (EA).
  • Manage and coordinate matters emanating from Parliament/ Cabinet / other legislative structures and community outreach.
  • Ensure that administrative support is rendered to the executing authority on Parliamentary/Legislature and Cabinet/ matters.
  • Ensure and manage the required administrative functions are performed within the office of the EA
  • Assist the EA with his/her constituency work.
  • Assist the EA with matters emanating from his/her portfolio and official matters emanating from other activities, e.g. participation in national and international forums and structures.
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof is understood properly.

4

13

Administrative Secretary

Bachelor of Administration Honours

Current study:

Masters Degree in Public Administration

  • To manage the administrative activities in the office of the EA.
  • Provide registry support services on the office of the EA.
  • Provide logistical support for meetings.
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof is understood properly

5

13

Media Liaison Officer

Baccalaureus Technologiae: Journalism

  • To provide media liaison services to the EA.
  • Monitor and analyse reporting in the media on the portfolio of the EA. And prepare responses as required
  • Prepare and coordinate responses on matters relating to the portfolio.
  • Participate in GCIS forums like the Communications Forum and the Media Liaison Forum, and in the collective planning of the communication and media issues of Government.
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof is understood properly.

6

13

Private Secretary

Advanced Diploma: Public Management

Current study:

Honours in Public Administration

  • Render an administrative support service to the EA
  • Provide support to the EA with regard to preparation for meetings.
  • Support the EA with private obligations.
  • Provide a secretarial/receptionist support service to the executive authority.
  • Assist the executive authority with constituency work.
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof is understood properly.

7

13

Parliamentary and Cabinet Support

Baccalaureus Legum LLB (Postgraduate)

  • To manage and coordinate matters emanating from Parliament/ Cabinet / other legislative structures and community outreach.
  • Monitor events in parliament to identify matters that have a bearing on the portfolio of the executive authority.
  • Monitor events in Cabinet/ to identify matters that have a bearing on the portfolio of the executive authority.
  • Co-ordinate activities between Pretoria and Cape Town Offices for Parliamentary sessions.
  • Support Provide assistance to the executing authority on matters that have a bearing on his/her portfolio.
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents to ensure that the application thereof is understood properly.

8

11

Cabinet and Parliamentary Officer

Diploma: Journalism

  • To manage and coordinate matters emanating from Parliament/ Cabinet / other legislative structures and community outreach.
  • Monitor events in parliament to identify matters that have a bearing on the portfolio of the executive authority.
  • Monitor events in Cabinet/ to identify matters that have a bearing on the portfolio of the executive authority.
  • Co-ordinate activities between Pretoria and Cape Town Offices for Parliamentary sessions.
  • Support Provide assistance to the executing authority on matters that have a bearing on his/her portfolio.
  • Render an efficient and effective parliamentary service.
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents to ensure that the application thereof is understood properly.

9

11

Community Outreach Officer

Matric

  • Provide assistance to the EA with community work.
  • Engage communities on services of the Portfolio.
  • Reach out to unblock service bottlenecks within the portfolio.
  • Address citizens’ complaints on the work of the portfolio.
  • Facilitate easy access to Public Services.
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof is understood properly

10

9

Assistant Appointment Secretary

Matric

  • Render an administrative support service to the executive authority.
  • Provide support to the EA with regard to preparation for meetings.
  • Support the EA with private obligations.
  • Provide a secretarial/receptionist support service to the executive authority.
  • Assist the appointments secretary with constituency work of the executive authority.
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof is understood properly

11

7

Registry Clerk

 

Baccalaureus Artium Cum Honoribus

  • Provide registry support services in the office of the EA
  • Ensure the smooth, efficient and effective flow of documents (receive and distribute) between the office of the executive authority, the department and other structures like cluster committees, external role players, etc.
  • File all documents in accordance with the relevant prescripts like the National Archives Act and the MIS prescripts.
  • Render a general support function in the office of the executive authority.
  • Control stock and stationary as chief user clerk for the executive authority’s office.
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof is understood properly.

12

7

Secretary / Receptionist

National Diploma: Internal Auditing

  • Provide a secretarial/receptionist support service to the office of the executive authority.
  • Provides a clerical /administrative support service to the office.
  • Remain up to date with regard to prescripts/policies and procedures applicable to her/his work terrain.

13

5

Messenger/Driver

Advanced Diploma: Small Business Management

  • Provide messenger and driver services in the office of the EA.
  • Collect and deliver documents.
  • Transport employees in the office of the executive authority and guests and special advisors of the executive authority.
  • Maintain knowledge on the policies and procedures that applies in the work environment.
  • Render a general support function in the office of the executive authority.

 

30 August 2019 - NW153

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Nxumalo, Mr MN to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

Whether he has a plan in place to ensure the safety of mine workers. Particularly when trade union members and workers decide to embark on a strike while they are underground; if not. why not: if so. what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The legislation compels all underground mines to ensure that all employees are brought to surface as soon as possible at the end of their shift, as per regulation 4.1.1 in force in terms of Schedule 4 of the Mine Health and Safety Act No 29 of 1996, as amended. The primary objective of this regulation is to prevent mine employees from being exposed to a dangerous environment for long periods of time unnecessarily. In this regard, the Department will encourage the mine employers to ensure compliance with the respective legal provisions.

Also, any dispute between the labour and employer must be resolved by using the established negotiation processes. The Commission of Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) can also be called to assist when there is an impasse between the two parties. Again, I want to stress that labour must refrain from underground sit-in and rather apply for a protected strike as enshrined in the Labour Relations Act


Chief Inspector Mine
Date: 09/07/2019

Recommended

Advocate T Mokoena
Director General: Department of Mineral Resources
10/07/2019

Approved/Not approved


Mr S.G Mantashe

Minister of Mineral Resource and Energy
…………./2019

30 August 2019 - NW375

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister of Tourism

What (a) number of official international trips is (i) she and (ii) her deputy planning to undertake in the 2019-22 medium term expenditure framework, (b) will the (i) destination, (ii) date, (iii) purpose and (iv) number of persons who will travel with the delegation be and (c) is the detailed breakdown of the expected cost of (i) flights, (ii) accommodation and (iii) any other expenses in each case?

Reply:

(a) Number of international trips planning to undertake in 2019-22

Government is currently in the process of concluding MTSF and MTEF 2020 -2025, once this is concluded the department will conclude its plans and budget.

  1. N/A
  2. N/A

(b) N/A

(c) N/A

29 August 2019 - NW440

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Breedt, Ms T to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

(1) What (a) progress has been made with conducting the State land audit and (b) are the timelines for completing the specified audit; (2) what (a) methodology is being applied in compiling the audit and (b) sources are being consulted for conducting the land audit; (3) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. (a) The final report of the audit of state land conducted by the department was published in 2013.

(b) The audit was carried out between 2010 and 2012.

(2) (a) The audit involved desktop analysis and field physical verification.

(b) Deeds ownership data and Cadastral Data.

(3) No.

29 August 2019 - NW301

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

What (a) number of hectares is currently sitting in the Agricultural Land Holding account and (b) is the annual income for the account?

Reply:

a) There are 85 325 total hectares currently sitting in the Agricultural Land Holding account for the financial year 2018/2019 and

b) The amount of R 15,038,040.58 is the annual income for the account in 2018/2019 financial year.

NB:

The hectares sitting in the Agricultural holding account refers to the total number of hectares acquired in the financial year 2018/2019 which is not related to the amount of annual income since not all farms/hectares acquired qualify for rental billing/collection

28 August 2019 - NW286

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Nodada, Mr BB to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

What (a) total amount is budgeted for her private office for the 2019-20 financial year and (b) was the (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in her private office since 1 May 2019?”

Reply:

The Guide for Members of the Executive give guidance on the appointment of the staff in the Private Office. It equally provides the recommended salary levels of each post. The salary levels are adjusted on an annual basis as prescribed in the Public Service Regulations.

The Office of the Minister has a staff complement as defined in the Guide for Members of the Executive. In line with the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPi) and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, I am unable to provide the members with such confidential information in the manner it is requested.

I however draw the honourable members to the Department’s Annual Report wherein the organogram of the Department provides the information required. Should it be insufficient, the Department will make the personal files of the officials available for further scrutiny by the Auditor General as prescribed by the Act.

a) Total amount budgeted for the private office for both the Minister and the Deputy Minister is

R 15, 844,624.00

b) (i) (ii) (iii) Ministry- the Minister’s office staff

  • One employee at salary level 14
  • Three employees at salary level 13
  • Two employees at salary level 11
  • One employees at salary level 7
  • Two employees at salary level 3
  • One employee at salary level 5

c) Deputy Minister’s office staff

• One employee at salary level 13

• One employee at salary level 12

• One employee at salary level 11

• One employees at salary level 11

One employee at salary level 3

 

_______________________________________________________________________________

28 August 2019 - NW371

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De Villiers, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

What (a) number of official international trips is (i) she and (ii) her deputy planning to undertake in the 2019-22 medium term expenditure framework, (b) will the (i) destination, (ii) date, (iii) purpose and (iv) number of persons who will travel with the delegation be and (c) is the detailed breakdown of the expected cost of (i) flights, (ii) accommodation and (iii) any other expenses in each case?”

Reply:

(a) The international trips for the Minister are based on the requests for support from the Presidency and other key stakeholders such as the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), for essential issues of national interest related to SME and Co-operatives development. However; the Departmental requests for international trips are based on the requirements of the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) Annual Performance Plan as well as fulfilling prior commitments in multilateral engagements such as the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) and the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) that have strong SME and Co-operatives development element.

(b) The size of the delegation to any Departmental international trip is governed by the DSBD Travel Policy and approved by the Director-General. The Delegation for Ministry is determined in line with the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and in line with the Ministerial Handbook.

(c) The (i) flights; (ii) accommodation costs and (iii) other expenses are as per National Treasury Guidelines for the applicable job levels.

 

28 August 2019 - NW377

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Gumbi, Mr HS to ask the Minister of Transport

What (a) number of official international trips is (i) he and (ii) his deputy planning to undertake in the 2019-22 medium term expenditure framework, (b) will the (i) destination, (ii) date, (iii) purpose and (iv) number of persons who will travel with the delegation be and (c) is the detailed breakdown of the expected cost of (i) flights, (ii) accommodation and (iii) any other expenses in each case?

Reply:

Financial Year: July 2019 / March 2020

  1.  

b) i) Destination

ii) Date

iii) Purpose

iv) No. of Delegates

c) i) Flights

ii) Accommodation

iii) Allowances

Minister

Colombia, Cartegena

15 -17 Sept

IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

Approximately R400 000, Three business class and two economy

Rates provided by the Mission *

USD 85 x 5persons x 5 days = USD 2125 = R32 445.80

 

Canada, Montreal

24 Sept - 4 October

ICAO Assembly

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

R 832 489.65 Five business class

Rates provided by the Mission *

C$174 x 5 persons x 5 days =C$ 4350 = R 50032.90

 

Tanzania

16-20 September

SADC Ministers Meeting

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

Approximately

R90 000. 00 Three business class and two economy

Rates provided by the Mission *

USD 117 x 5 persons x 5 days = USD 2925= R44 660.70

 

USA, New York

September

UN Climate Summit

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

Approximately

R 600 000.00 Five business class

Rates provided by the mission *

USD 153 x 5 persons x 5 days = USD 3825 =R 58 402.40

 

UAE, Abu Dhabi

6-10 October

26th World Road Congress

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

R 274 689.65 Three business class and two economy

Rates provided by the Mission *

UAE Dir 635 x 5 persons x 5 days = UAE Dir 5875.20 = R 24 416.80

 

Singapore, Singapore

21-10 October

26th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

Approximately R400 000, Three business class and two economy

Rates provided by the Mission *

Singapore $ 211 x 5 persons x 5 days = Singapore $ 5275 = R 58 043.90

 

Spain, Torremolinos

21-23 October

Ministerial Conference on Fishing Vessel Safety and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

Approximately R450 000, Three business class and two economy

Rates provided by the Mission *

Euro 102 x 5 persons x 5 days = Euro 2550 = R 43 164.10

 

Canada, Montreal

18-29 Nov

ICAO Council – Council Phase

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

Approximately

R 998 987.58 Five business class

Rates provided by the Mission *

C$ 174 x 5 persons x 5 days = C$ 4350 = R 50 032.90

 

United Kingdom, London

21-22 Nov

IMO Council- Extraordinary Session

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

Approximately

R 506 913.00 Four business class and one economy

Rates provided by the Mission *

GBP 104 x 5 persons x5 days = GBP 2600 = R 47 880.90

 

United Kingdom, London

25 Nov - 6 December

IMO Assembly

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

Approximately

R 608296.3 Four business class and one economy

Rates provided by the Mission *

GBP 104 x 5 persons x5 days = GBP 2600 = R 47 880.90

 

Switzerland

December

Geneva Convention and Conference on Road Traffic

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

Approximately R500 000 Three business class and two economy

Rates provided by the Mission *

Swiss Francs183 x 5 persons x 5 days = Swiss Francs 4575 = R 71 710.70

 

Sweden, Stockholm

19-20 February

3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

R 479 503.65 Three business class and two economy

Rates provided by the Mission *

Swedish Krona 1309 x 5 persons x 5 days = Swedish Krona 32725 = R 52 094.60

Financial Year: April 2020 – March 2021

a)

b) i) Destination

ii) Date

iii) Purpose

iv) No. of Delegates

c) i) Flights

ii)Accommodation

iii) Allowances

Minister

Canada, Montreal

April-May

ICAO Council Phase

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

Approximately R 900 000.00 Five business class

Rates provided by the Mission *

C$ 174 x 5 persons x 5 days = C$ 4350 = R 50 032.90

 

United Kingdom, London

July

IMO Council

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

Approximately R 875 946.00 Four business class and one economy

Rates provided by the Mission *

GBP 104 x 5 persons x5 days = GBP 2600 = R 47 880.90

 

Canada, Montreal

September

ICAO Assembly

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

Approximately R 900 000.00 Five business class

Rates provided by the Mission *

C$ 174 x 5 persons x 5 days = C$ 4350 = R 50 032.90

 

United Kingdom, London

November

IMO Council

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

Approximately R 875 946.00 Four business class and one economy

Rates provided by the Mission *

GBP 104 x 5 persons x5 days = GBP 2600 = R 47 880.90

 

United Kingdom, London

December

IMO Assembly

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

Approximately R 875 946.00 Four business class and one economy

Rates provided by the Mission *

GBP 104 x 5 persons x5 days = GBP 2600 = R 47 880.90

Financial Year: April 2021 – March 2022

a)

b) i) Destination

ii) Date

iii) Purpose

iv) No. of delegates

c) i) Flights

ii)Accommodation

iii) Allowances

Minister

Canada, Montreal

April-May

ICAO Council Phase

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

Approximately R 900 000.00 Five business class

Rates provided by the Mission *

C$ 174 x 5 persons x 5 days = C$ 4350 = R 50 032.90

 

United Kingdom, London

July

IMO Council

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

Approximately R 729 955.00 Four business class and one economy

Rates provided by the Mission *

GBP 104 x 5 persons x5 days = GBP 2600 = R 47 880.90

 

Iran, Bandar Abbas

September

World Maritime Day Parallel Event

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

Approximately R500 000 Four business class and one economy

Rates provided by the Mission *

USD 109 x 5 persons x 5 days = USD 2725 = R 41 607.00

 

Canada, Montreal

September

ICAO Assembly

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

Approximately R 900 000.00 Five business class

Rates provided by the Mission *

C$ 174 x 5 persons x 5 days = C$ 4350 = R 50032.90

 

United Kingdom, London

November

IMO Council

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

Approximately R 875 946.00 Four business class and one economy

Rates provided by the Mission *

GBP 104 x 5 persons x5 days = GBP 2600 = R 47880.90

 

United Kingdom, London

December

IMO Assembly

5 – Minister, Ministerial officials, IR and line function

Approximately R 875 946.00 Four business class and one economy

Rates provided by the Mission *

GBP 104 x 5 persons x5 days = GBP 2600 = R 47880.90

*The budget for foreign accommodation for the 2019/2020 financial year isR5million

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  1. Minister may be invited by the President to participate in Binational Commissions (BNCs), State Visits, High-Level meetings, conferences etc.
  2. Minister receives, from time to time, invitations from international organisations concerned with the transport sector (maritime, aviation, road and rail).
  3. DIRCO will most often advise of confirmed meetings closer to the date, making it difficult to plan well in advance for such meetings.
  4. Almost all of the invitations are directed to the Minister, who may delegate some of these engagements to the Deputy Minister. Currently there is no indication of which international meetings the Deputy Minister will attend.
  5. Daily Allowance will be amended as per the Financial Manual.
  6. Flight prices fluctuate on a daily basis, thus it is difficult to forecast accurately. The amounts provided are an estimation and are subject to change

28 August 2019 - NW385

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

(1) What (a) number of investigations undertaken by her department are currently underway and (b) are the reasons for each specified investigation; (2) whether she will make the reports of each investigation public; if not, why not; if so, by what date? NW1357E

Reply:

AGRICULTURE

1(a) Cabinet invoked Section 100 (1) of the Constitution of South Africa on the Provincial Administration of the North West Province in May 2019. President Ramaphosa then established an Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT), chaired by Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, to address matters relating to the administration in North West. The IMTT was supported by the Technical Task Team (TTT) comprising of Directors-General (DGs). The TTT recommended that a forensic audit and investigation be conducted into the appointment and operations of Agridelight, which was an implementing agent for North West Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ) projects.

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) engaged the National Treasury (NT) in September 2018 to conduct a forensic audit on the indicators of possible fraud, financial irregularity, financial mismanagement and corruption relating to the appointment of Agridelight. This audit and investigation had to delve into subsequent operations and activities of projects funded through Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme (CASP) in READ. The National Treasury began with the forensic audit and investigation in November 2018.

To date, satisfactory progress has been made on this forensic audit and investigation. The DAFF Audit Committee was briefed on the progress made relating to the process. The National Treasury will conclude its work in due course.

(b) This is the only forensic audit and investigation that is currently being conducted by the DAFF and the reason are outlined above.

2. All matters related to this forensic audit and investigation will be dealt with in terms of decisions by Cabinet which invoked Section 100 (1) of the Constitution of South Africa relating to Provincial administration of the North West Province.

RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM

(1) (a) There are 43 allegations scheduled for investigation on the rolling annual case management register. In addition, the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) was authorised to conduct investigations in terms of the following Presidential Proclamations:

Proclamation No. R. 53 of 2012 for Restitution matters;

Proclamation No. R. 7 of 2014 for State Information Technology Agency;

Proclamation No. R. 599 of 2015, and amendment to Proclamation No. R. 7 of 2014, to include Deeds matters; and

Proclamation No. R.24 of 27 for land reform matters.

(b) The Department has a duty to investigate allegations of irregularities, including fraud, corruption, financial mismanagement, financial irregularities and mismanagement, amongst others. The allegations investigated were received from the Anti-Corruption Hotline managed by the Office of the Public Service Commission, management, whistle-blowers, officials of the department and members of the public. Alleged offences based on these reports include amongst others fraud, corruption, financial mismanagement and maladministration. The investigations conducted by the SIU are carried out in terms of Proclamations by the President as provided in the Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act No 74 of 1996.

2. The investigation reports of the Department are confidential and are generally not shared with the public; however requests for access to the reports may be made in terms of the applicable law, namely the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000.

 

28 August 2019 - NW330

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Police

What number of licenced firearms are there in the Republic for every 100 persons?

Reply:

The total number of licensed firearms, on 31 July 2019, was 2 582 656.

The population estimate, published by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), for June 2019. Is. 58 775022. ·

There is a total of 4,39 licensed firearms, per 100 population, In the Republic of South Africa.


Reply for question 330 recommended
GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2019/08/23

Reply for question 330 approved

GENERAL BH CELE
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 26/08/2019
 

27 August 2019 - NW380

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What (a) number of asylum seekers have currently been awaiting an interview with a refugee status determination officer (RSDO) for more than (i) 30 days and (ii) 90 days and (b) is the average waiting time, in number of days, between the time that an application for an appointment with an RSDO is lodged until the interview takes place for all current asylum seeker applications?

Reply:

a) (i) The total number of asylum seekers registered on the Departmental system with an active section 22 permit waiting an interview with the RSDO for more than 30 days but less than 90 days is 516.

(ii) The total number of asylum seekers with an active section 22 permit awaiting an interview with the RSDO for more than 90 days is 2503.

b) The average waiting time for current asylum seeker applications is 30 days or less for an interview. It must be noted the Department can only provide accurate information on the average waiting period for cases registered on the National Immigration Information System (NISS) as from 1 January 2018 due to the enhancements done on the NIIS at that time.

 

END

26 August 2019 - NW280

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Sarupen, Mr AN to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What (a) total amount is budgeted for his private office for the 2019-20 financial year and (b) was the (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in his private office since 1 May 2019?

Reply:

a) The budget information for Minister’s private office is contained in the Annual Performance Plan.

b) Salary of staff range between level 5 and level 14, and staff component is tabulated below:

JOB TITLE

LEVEL

REMUNERATION

QUALIFICATION/S

JOB DESCRIPTION

Chief of Staff

14

R1 251 183.00

Snr Certificate, B Com Accounting and Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management.

  • Manage, create and maintain systems and procedures for tracking and following up on all correspondence related to the portfolio of the executing authority.
  • Co-ordinate and ensure the compliance with requests and instructions from the executing authority, including the elimination of unnecessary duplication of activities and serve as the main link between the office of the executing authority and the institutions falling under the portfolio of the executing authority.
  • Providing content support to the executing authority regarding Cabinet matters, meetings, conferences and documents received from the institutions falling under the portfolio of the executing authority. Ensure that the executing authority timeously receives the correct documentation and briefing notes for meetings.
  • Responsible for strategic planning, human resource and financial management in the office of the executing authority.
  • Ensure strategic leadership and co-ordination of communication with the media on activities pertaining to the portfolio of the executing authority.
  • Conduct research and manage special projects on request of the executing authority.
  • Follow and be guided by all instructions as prescribed in the ministerial handbook.
  • Oversee the management and maintenance of the executing authority’s official residence through liaison with Public Works.
  • Manage VIP Security through liaison with Commissioners at SAPS.

 

Administrative Secretary

13

R1 057 326.00

Snr Certificate, Public Management

  • Ensure timeous acknowledgement and appropriate referral of all EA’s correspondence.
  • Oversee administrative correspondence to assist the EA with her/his administration.
  • Assist the EA with the preparation of briefing notes, memoranda (confidential and highly confidential) and other documentation required by the EA, through inter alia:
  • Edit and comment where necessary on submissions prior to submitting to EA.
  • Provide content direction and input to enquiries made to the EA.
  • Facilitate, and ensure the distribution of Cabinet memoranda/ submissions to the Cabinet, the legislature and/or various standing/ portfolio committees to ensure that key issues are adhered to.
  • Liaise with heads of components in the Department, external and internal clients, service providers, other governments, and other Departments to co-ordinate the activities of the EA and its Office.
  • Manage all administrative activities in the office of the EA through inter alia-The management and maintaining of work flow systems in EA’s office, including tracking and monitoring of work.
  • Ensure that registry, filling and document management systems are maintained effectively.
  • Ensure that staff is able to operate administrative systems through continuous training.
  • Ensure maintenance of office equipment.
  • Manage all procurement and logistical support within the Office of the EA to ensure that an effective support service is rendered to the EA.
  • Brief the Chief of Staff on matters pertinent to the EAs portfolio on the agenda of the Cabinet to ensure that the EAs prepared regarding all issues affecting the department.

Parliamentary and Cabinet Support

13

R1 057 326.00

Snr Certificate, National Diploma Public Management

  • To monitor events in Parliament, as well as represent the Department in Parliament.
  • To monitor Parliamentary question papers (i.e. identifying questions addressed to the Minister, especially those that impact in his/her functional terrain, ensuring that the responses are done in a format prescribed by Parliament and tabling of the approved responses in Parliament).
  • To monitor the meetings of committees of houses of Parliament relevant to the Departmental portfolio.
  • To act as a link and/ or facilitate the movement of information between Parliament, the Department and the Ministry.
  • Conduct personal liaison with officers of the department, other departments, MPs, MEC’s, ministries and other organizations on departmental/functional matters.
  • Compile secret documents and cabinet memoranda and ask for comments from the department.
  • Handle draft acts, prepare documents, and keep a register thereof.
  • Make and receive telephone calls on general parliamentary and departmental matters.
  • Maintain the filing system of secret documents and cabinet memoranda and control the safekeeping thereof.
  • Control the overall packing and dispatching of official documents and equipment for the parliamentary session and the recess, and manage the movement of equipment and households to and from Cape Town.
  • Follow current affairs and bring relevant information to the attention of the Executing Authority.
  • Provide support to the department in respect of key parliamentary events, such as the budget vote.

Media Liaison Officer/Spokesperson

13

R1 057 326.00

Snr Certificate, B. Law

  • Develop, implement and manage an effective media liaison service.
  • Liaison with the media on subjects, conditions and events of the department through different mediums of communication to market the activities of the Executing Authority.
  • Liaison with the communication component of the department to ensure co-ordination and alignment with the political priorities and programs of the Executing Authority.
  • Monitor public attitudes in order to plan and execute actions to project a positive image of the office of the Executing Authority/department.
  • Monitor media reports to ensure that the Executing Authority is well informed on current affairs that impacts on the department.
  • Write speeches for the Executing Authority for all events.
  • Issue media statements and press releases for purposes of communicating departmental information to the public on behalf of the Executing Authority.

Parliamentary Officer

11

R733 257.00

Snr Certificate, National Diploma, B-Tech Public Management

  • To monitor events in Parliament, as well as represent the Department in Parliament.
  • To monitor Parliamentary question papers (i.e. identifying questions addressed to the Minister, especially those that impact in his/her functional terrain, ensuring that the responses are done in a format prescribed by Parliament and tabling of the approved responses in Parliament).
  • To monitor the meetings of committees of houses of Parliament relevant to the Departmental portfolio.
  • To act as a link and/ or facilitate the movement of information between Parliament, the Department and the Ministry.
  • Conduct personal liaison with officers of the department, other departments, MPs, MEC’s, ministries and other organizations on departmental/functional matters.
  • Compile secret documents and cabinet memoranda and ask for comments from the department.
  • Handle draft acts, prepare documents, and keep a register thereof.
  • Make and receive telephone calls on general parliamentary and departmental matters.
  • Maintain the filing system of secret documents and cabinet memoranda and control the safekeeping thereof.
  • Control the overall packing and dispatching of official documents and equipment for the parliamentary session and the recess, and manage the movement of equipment and households to and from Cape Town.
  • Follow current affairs and bring relevant information to the attention of the Executing Authority.
  • Provide support to the department in respect of key parliamentary events, such as the budget vote.

Appointments/Private Secretary

12

R869 007.00

N2 Business Studies, N4 Human Resource Management

  • Manage the diary of the Executing Authority, which include:
  • reception of visitors;
  • the arrangement of appointments, interviews and appearances; and
  • the compiling of programmes of appointments and journeys.
  • Assist the Executing Authority with logistical arrangements, which include:
  • handling of travel and accommodation arrangements;
  • provision and maintenance of office and living accommodation and furniture; and
  • making arrangements for movements to attend meetings.
  • Assist the Executing Authority with executive obligations, which include:
  • the requesting, receiving and checking of documents for meetings, draft replies, speeches and comments;
  • the arrangement for placement of items on the agendas of meetings, and circulation of accompanying memoranda including Cabinet memoranda to other ministries;
  • the monitoring of order-papers, lists of questions and minutes of the relevant executing authority;
  • the collection of replies to questions; and
  • accompanying the Executing Authority to official functions and on official journeys.
  • Assist the Executing Authority with representative obligations, which include:
  • the arrangement of absence from meetings;
  • taking care of enquiries and representations from members of the public;
  • making arrangements for the attendance of meetings and other gatherings;
  • taking care of accompanying correspondence and records; and
  • accompanying the Executing Authority on visits.
  • Assist the Executing Authority with constituency work, which include:
  • support with party political activities; and
  • liaise with constituency.
  • Assist the Executing Authority with diverse private obligations of a routine nature.
  • Liaise with Parliament, stakeholders and constituency.
  • Supervise Assistant Appointment Secretary (if there is any).

Assistant Appointments and Administrative Secretary

10

R758 537.50

Snr Certificate, B. Accounting

  • Assist the Appointments and/ or Administrative Secretary to manage the diary of the Executing Authority, which include:
  • the arrangement of interviews, appointments and appearances;
  • the reception of visitors;
  • the arrangement of admission to the Executing Authority;
  • the compiling of programs of appointments and journeys; and
  • taking care of accompanying correspondence.
  • Assist the Appointments and/ or Administrative Secretary with logistical matters, which include:
  • handling of travel and accommodation arrangements;
  • provision and maintenance of office and living accommodation and furniture;
  • making arrangements for movements to attend meetings; and
  • handle arrangements for meetings.
  • Maintain an efficient filling system.
  • Attend to correspondence in the office of the executing authority.
  • Liaise with Parliament, stakeholders and constituency in consultation with the Appointment Secretary.
  • Assist the Executing Authority with his/her personal matters to enable her/him to attend to her/his other duties.

Driver/Messenger

5

R237 973.10

Grade 10–

  • Collect mail and documents from and to the department.
  • Collect and deliver correspondence/parcels for the Executing Authority at various collection and distribution points.
  • Provide a transport service for the office of the Executing Authority.
  • Maintenance of the vehicle.

Registry

7

R368 909.50

Snr Certificate, B-Tech Public Management

  • Maintain the electronic correspondence management register.
  • Record keeping of all documentation (correspondence and submissions) processed and received in the office of the EA to ensure an efficient and effective flow of information.
  • Ensure the updating and safekeeping of the filing system to ensure easy access to information.
  • Ensure that all documents are filled in accordance to the prescripts of the National Archives Act and the Ministerial filling system.
  • Draft reply of acknowledgement to all letters received.
  • Assist with the distribution of Cabinet/Executive Council Memoranda.
  • Control stocks and stationary as chief user clerk for the EA’s office.

Department of Correctional Services

01 May 2019

No.

Job Title

Salary level

Remuneration

Qualification

1.

Special Projects and Stakeholder Relations

13

R1 183 932

  • National Senior Certificate
  • B comm

2.

National Council on Correctional Services (NCCS)

13

R 1 017 972.00

  • National Senior Certificate
  • BA
  • Bachelor of Laws

3.

Parliamentary Officer

11

R733 257

  • National Diploma : Public Management
  • B-Tech Public Management

4.

Personal Assistance

10

R470 040

  • National Senior Certificate

5.

Registry Clerk

07

R257 508

  • National Senior Certificate

6.

Driver

05

R173 703

  • National Senior Certificate

Office of the Deputy Minister

No.

Job Title

Salary level

Remuneration

Qualification

1.

Head of Office

13

R1 183 932

  • Certificate of exemption
  • Lower Diploma in Library and Information Science(UWC)
  • MA: International Studies (Stellenbosch University)
  • MA International Politics (University de Paris XI)

2.

Technical Specialist

13

R1 183 932

  • Matric
  • Master of Management
  • Diploma in Labour Law

3.

Private Secretary

12

R869 007

  • National Senior Certificate
  • BA in Philosophy
  • Post graduate dip in Personnel Management

4.

Parliamentary Cabinet Liaison

12

R869 007

  • National Senior Certificate
  • ND Public Management

5.

Community Outreach Officer

11

R733 257

  • National Senior Certificate
  • B Admin (University of Transkei)
  • Postgraduate Dip in Social Research Methods

6.

Secretary/ Receptionist

07

R303 339

  • National Senior Certificate
  • ND Administrative Management

7.

Registry Clerk

07

R257 508

  • National Senior Certificate

8.

Messenger Driver

05

R173 703

  • National Senior Certificate

9.

2X Domestic Workers

03

R122 595

  • No Matric

26 August 2019 - NW349

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What were the main reasons cited in the applications of a certain number of individuals (details furnished) from (a) Bangladesh, (b) Pakistan, (c) India, (d) Malawi, (e) Ghana, (f) Kenya, (g) Mozambique, (h) Tanzania, (i) Zambia and (j) Thailand that led to them being granted asylum in the Republic?

Reply:

The table below indicates the main reasons for cases granted asylum from the mentioned countries as recorded on the National Immigration Information System (NIIS): -

Country

Reasons for granting

A) Bangladesh

  • Political persecution. Conflict between the ruling party and the various political parties.

b) Pakistan

  • Political instability on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  • Religious grounds, Ahmadiyya group not recognised by the Pakistani Government.
  • Clashes between Sunni and Shia.
  • Tribal conflict between the Taliban and smaller Islamic groups.

 

 

c) India

  • Religious clashes between Hindu and Muslim.

d) Malawi

  • Political reasons, conflict between the ruling party MCP and the oppositional party UDF.

e) Ghana

  • Inter-tribal clashes.
  • Female genitalia mutilation.
  • Forced Marriages.

f) Kenya

  • Political Instability (aftermath of 2007/08 elections).
  • Persecution on grounds of sexual orientation (LGBTI).
  • Persecution of the banned Mungiki ethnic group.

g) Mozambique

  • Although these cases are reflected on NIIS, the claims could not be confirmed. One case has already been withdrawn by the Standing Committee for Refugee Affairs and the other two have been inactive since 2011 and 2012 respectively. Their claims will be related to the old refugee processes. The Department is currently in a process of closing these files.

 

h) Tanzania

  • Family joining with spouse (from a different nationality) who is already a recognized refugee.
  • Albino victimization.
  • Conflict between Zanzibar and Tanzania.

i) Zambia

  • Family joining with spouse (from a different nationality) who is already a recognized refugee.
  • Political Reasons.

 

j) Thailand

  • No applications were granted asylum.

Note: According to the NIIS only a total of 1 322 cases were granted asylum (Refugee Status) from the countries indicated above.

END

26 August 2019 - NW325

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to the Republic’s missions abroad, (a) what measures are put in place to use the missions in order to increase tourism, (b) what targets have been set for each mission, (c) what targets were achieved by each mission in the past three years, (d) how do the targets set compare to each mission, (e) how is the achievement of targets being monitored and (f) who is monitoring the achievement of targets?

Reply:

(a) Measures to use the Republic’s missions to increase tourism

Tourism development and promotion has become an important area of economic diplomacy and the Department of Tourism and South African Tourism (SA Tourism) work closely with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in this regard. SA Tourism supports missions abroad to promote South Africa as the entity responsible for this function.

In order to leverage on the network of South African Embassies in various countries, SA Tourism currently provides support to the Missions in the following ways:

  • Providing DIRCO staff with Tourism Training at all levels, including Heads of Missions
  • Provide SA Embassies with toolkits to promote tourism in various countries
  • Support Missions in country with understanding their consumer, tourism trade and media landscapes, and to identify opportunities to engage them.

(b) What targets have been set for each mission

We don’t set targets for Missions

(c ) – (f) Not Applicable

26 August 2019 - NW321

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)(a) What are the monthly statistics with reference to domestic tourism (i) in the past three years and (ii) since 1 January 2019, (b) where did the tourists travel to in each month, (c) what targets were set in this regard and (d) how did the set targets measure up to actual number of arrivals at domestic travel destinations in each month; (2) (a) what is being done to ensure that tourism targets set are met and (b) how are these targets measured; (3) (a) how is South African tourism marketed (i) in countries abroad and (ii) locally and (b) what budgets have been allocated in this regard for the next three years?

Reply:

(1)(a) (i) and (ii)

Total domestic trips see th link below:

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW321Total_domestic_trip.pdf

Note: Data reported in millions

Source: South African Tourism domestic surveys

Domestic holiday trips see th link below:

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW321Holiday_domestic_trip.pdf

Note: Data reported in millions

Source: South African Tourism domestic surveys

1. (b) Where did the tourist travel each month?

Provincial distribution cannot reliably be reported on at a monthly level. Data is provided at an annual level.

(c) What targets were set in this regard?

Targets on the number of total domestic trips per destination are set on an annual basis not on a Monthly basis

(d) How did the targets set, measure up to actual number of arrivals at domestic travel destinations each month?

Not Applicable. Refer to response (c)

(2) (a) what is being done to ensure the targets that were set are met?

Refer to response 1(c)

(b) How are these targets measured?

Refer to response 1(c)

(3)(a) How is SA tourism marketed

Marketing the South Africa a tourist destination is the responsibility of the Department of Tourism and this responsibility is shared between the department and its implementation entity South African Tourism. The latter devices programmes aimed at marketing the country with the support of the department. In addition, SAT has established stations in almost all the major regions of the world to implement marketing programmes tailored to suit each region and in some instances to suit countries within a region. South African Tourism’s marketing approach is two-pronged focussing on building a unified brand and marketing communications plan and leveraging synergistic partnerships

(i) Countries abroad

South African Tourism has a defined selection of prioritised markets that have been shortlisted for dedicated in-market marketing investments, based on their tourism potential and SA Tourism’s ability to win in these markets.

South African Tourism’s strategy is to market a unified brand in order to improve brand awareness and positivity by building brand appeal among first-time and repeat tourists, through the provision of information that shows South Africa as a value-for-money, safe and secure destination that offers unique and varied experiences.

This is achieved in the following ways:

  • Marketing South Africa in its different markets and segments using different channels that provide user-friendly and fit for purpose content to consumers as well as trade and partners that sell South Africa as a tourism destination;
  • Implementing an enhanced 360-degree global communications plan that conveys appealing messages to consumers, trade and media; and
  • Supporting Brand SA’s reputation management strategy.

Marketing campaigns in countries are localised based on the global brand campaign and target the following segments:

  • Wanderluster Segment who are older wealthier and experienced international travellers between the ages of 40 and 60
  • Next Stop South Africa (NSSAs) Segment who are younger singles or couples between the ages of 25 and 50 with considerable travel experience.
  • Niche Market Segments such as Millenials, LGBTQ+, African Americans and others.

Key Business drivers for international tourism marketing are:

  • Hostings
  • In-Country Roadshows
  • Domestic and International Trade Platforms
  • Trade Training and
  • Strategic Partnerships

(ii) Locally

The Domestic Tourism Marketing Strategy focusses on inspiring the targeted segments of travellers to take more trips by showcasing a variety of affordable, desired experiences in a clear and accessible manner using the Domestic Sho’t Left Campaign. The Campaign is executed through a mix of various channels such as social media, radio and television, out of home marketing as well as a number of various consumer and trade activations and partnerships.

For domestic tourism, target travel groups are identified based on the degree of holiday-taking culture, which can be differentially targeted according to the behaviour that underpins the segment. The focus segments targeted through domestic tourism marketing initiatives are:

  • The Build Segment has the appropriate socio-economic background and is not travelling and thus there is a need to build a culture of travel within this grouping.
  • The Convert Segment are people who travel for a number of reasons, but not necessarily and need to be converted to travel for a holiday.
  • The Defend Segment is mature in terms of holiday travel and there is therefore a need to defend this market and up-sell where possible.

SA Tourism also partners with and educates the distribution channel (traditional and non-traditional) to package and promote relevant deals supporting affordable, consumer-desired holiday and business events experiences, to encourage our prioritized segments to book and travel.

 

(b) What budgets have been allocated in this regard for the next three years

Name of the Programme

2020/21

2021/22

2022/23

 

 

 

 

 

Budget

Budget

Budget

 

(R’000)

(R’000)

(R’000)

1

Corporate Support

135 033

140 926

146 483

2

Business Enablement

90 743

94 704

98 438

3

Leisure Tourism Marketing

1 083 397

1 130 676

1 175 257

4

Business Events

135 029

140 922

146 479

5

Visitor Experience

69 494

72 526

75 386

Total

1 513 696

1 579 755

1 642 043

26 August 2019 - NW322

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)(a) What relationship does her department have with other government departments in order to meet its objectives, (b) what is the nature of the relationship in each instance and (c) how are these relationships monitored and measured in each instance; (2) (a) what relationship does her department have with the provinces in each instance in order to meet the objectives of her department, (b) what is the nature of the relationship in each instance and (c) how are these relationships monitored and measured in each instance?

Reply:

1. (a) The department’s relationship with other government departments:

(i). We work with other departments on a whole of government approach through the cluster systems as part of both the Economic Sector, Investment, Employment and Infrastructure Development Cluster (ESIEID) and International Cooperation, Trade and Security Cluster (ICTS). We also engage with individual departments on a case by case basis.

(b). What is the nature of the relationship in each instance?

(i). The relationship that exist is that of an intergovernmental relationship where government departments work with its counterpart on intergovernmental matters.

(c). How are these relationships monitored and measured in each instance?

(i). Through Cluster systems

2. (a). The department’s relationship with provinces

(i). The department works closely with provinces and SALGA through the Tourism MINMEC. We also engage with individual municipalities and provinces on a case by case basis.

(b). What is the nature of the relationship in each instance?

(i). The relationship that exist is that of an Intergovernmental relationship where the Department of Tourism meets with provincial departments and with municipalities through SALGA to discuss intergovernmental matters and solutions to tourism challenges at provincial, local and district level.

(c). How are these relationships monitored and measured in each instance?

(i). Through intergovernmental forums e.g. MINMEC

26 August 2019 - NW341

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

In light of the SA Revenue Service (Sars) Vat News No. 20, dated September 2002, which announced that tax invoices may be issued electronically instead of the paper format, why does the SABC (a) repeat claims department still insists on originally signed tax invoices and (b) not allow invoices via email in PDF format which are in accordance with SARS instructions?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows:

a) The SABC Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Repeat Fees still requires the original tax certificates. The SOP will, however, be updated.

b) The SABC accepts invoices via email in PDF format in accordance with SARS instructions.

MS. STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER

26 August 2019 - NW345

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 1606 on 12 July 2017 regarding the Constitutional Court ruling in 2011 that the practice of repossessing homes without having the claims tested by a judge is illegal, Legal Aid South Africa and Lungelo Letho Human Rights Foundation have been successful in ensuring that the illegal repossession of the house of Mr Ernest Mashaba does not take place; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

In July 2017, the Impact Litigation Unit of Legal Aid South Africa made contact with Lungelo Lethu Human Rights Foundations (LLHRF) who were assisting Mr Mashaba in order to start the process to apply for legal aid. We were informed that legal counsel, Advocate Douglas Shaw was already instructed to act on behalf of Mr Mashaba and 243 other persons in the same position as Mr Mashaba. Further, that counsel is considering a Class Action against 4 major banks and that Advocate Alexandra Benjamin is acting as amicus.

We further reiterated that should they require legal assistance herein they can contact Legal Aid South Africa. We have not received any further requests for assistance from Mr Mashaba or Lungelo Lethu Human Rights Foundations (LLHRF).

Legal Aid SA has in the past been involved in the litigation to protect the rights of the poor people who are set to lose their home due to foreclosure of the bond.

In the following two (2) cases Legal Aid SA was admitted as an amicus.

1. ABSA vs Mokebe

Firstly, Absa Bank Limited v Mokebe and Other Related Cases 2018 (6) SA 492 (GJ) is a landmark ruling in the protection of the Constitutional right to housing set out in section 26 of the Constitution. Legal Aid South Africa made a submission which was accepted by the full court that the monetary judgment, special execution order and the setting of a reserve price should be heard and adjudicated upon simultaneously to reduce litigation costs which may be incurred by the indigent and poor if those applications were to be heard separately in 2 or 3 separate applications. [para 26]. This court for the first time made a ruling that courts have a discretion when considering the monetary judgment and special execution order to set a reserve price in terms of the Rules of Court. This means that the risk of selling the repossessed house on auction for trifling amounts and at far less than the market value has been reduced tremendously as a result of this judgment. Any reduction in the reserve price would have to be motivated to the Court that set the original reserve price. This procedure has been documented in the Practice Directives of this Court.

2. Std. Bank vs Hendricks

Secondly, the matter of Standard Bank of South Africa v Hendricks and another and related matters 2019 (2) SA 620 (WCC). The matter dealt with seven Foreclosure matters where the Standard Bank and Absa Bank sought an order of execution against immovable property which was the primary resident of the judgement debtor. Legal Aid South Africa made important submissions where the proposed practice directive of Western Cape was developed to align with the Practice Directive in Gauteng to include the necessary factors for consideration in Foreclosure applications which was in line with Mokebe’s decision. The Full Court followed the Mokebe’s decision on the question of whether or not a reserve price should be set. The court further held setting a reserve price outweighs any prejudice that may arise and that only in exceptional circumstances that the court should exercise its discretion to not make such an order.