Questions and Replies

19 March 2019 - NW447

Motshidi, Ms T to ask the President of the Republic

Whether he met with a group of female firefighters employed by the City of Ekurhuleni after they approached him around 23 August 2018 to highlight their grievances relating to alleged discrepancies in the payment of allowances; if not, on what date is it envisaged that the meeting will take place; if so, what (a) commitments came out of the specified meeting and (b) is the name of each woman who signed the memorandum handed over to him?

Reply:

(a) I did not have a meeting with the female firefighters employed by the City of Ekurhuleni.

(b) The memorandum was received by a Presidency official on 23 August 2018. It was forwarded to the City of Ekurhuleni, which has been asked to address the concerns raised in the memorandum, working with the Department of Cooperative Governance.

Apart from the signatures, there are no names specified in the memorandum that was submitted to the Presidency.

19 March 2019 - NW424

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the President of the Republic

(1) (a) On what date did he receive proposed amendments to the Ministerial Handbook, (b) which sections will be amended and (c) what are the details of any financial benefits emanating from proposed amendments to the Handbook; (2) by what date will he (a) sign off on the revised Ministerial Handbook and (b) make the revised handbook public? NW487E

Reply:

(1) (a) The proposed amendments to the Ministerial Handbook were submitted to the Presidency in June 2018.

(b) The proposed amendments are, in the main, in the following areas:

(i) Staffing for offices of Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Premiers and MECs;

(ii) Provisions for Members with special needs due to disability;

(iii) Procurement of official vehicles and the use of hired vehicles;

(iv) Domestic and international travel;

(v) Provision, maintenance and furnishing of official residences; and,

(vi) The period within which former members are required to vacate state owned residences and relinquish official motor vehicles.

(c) It is envisaged that cost savings will be achieved through the transversal contract administered by National Treasury in terms of vehicles purchased, reductions in the cost of flights and a reduction in administrative support and accommodation costs when Members travel abroad.

(2) Following discussion between the President and the Minister of Public Service and Administration, the amended Handbook has been returned to the Department of Public Service and Adminstration. The Department has been asked to ensure that the amended Handbook takes account of the work currently underway on the macro-configuration of government and the amendment of Regulation 66 of Public Service Regulations on the staff establishment for offices of the President, Deputy President, Ministers, Premiers and MECs.

19 March 2019 - NW363

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister in the Presidency

What proportion of the population is living below R2 per day?

Reply:

According to the Living Conditions Survey (LCS) conducted in 2014/15 the number of people living below R2 per day, (which translates to about R62 per capita, per month) amounted to 34 700 (in 2015). This translates to 0,1% of the total population in 2015, please see Table 1 below.

Table 1: Number and proportion of the population by poverty status - 2015

2015

Poverty line of R2 per day (R62 per month)

No. of people

%

Non poor

54 732 727

99,9

Poor

34 700

0,1

Total

54 767 427

100,00

Source: Living Conditions Survey 2014/15

The LCS is a survey specifically designed to measure poverty and inequality levels as well as living conditions in South Africa. Since the last LCS conducted in 2014/15 there has not been another survey of this nature conducted due to lack of funding.

Risenga Maluleke

Statistician-General

Date:

   

Approved

Not

Approved

Approved

as amended

   

Comment:

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency: lanning Monitoring and Evaluation

   

Date:

   

19 March 2019 - NW467

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications, Telecommunications and Postal Services

Whether any (a) executives and/or (b) staff of the SA Broadcasting Corporation undertook any international trips since 1 October 2017; if so, what (i) is the name of each person who undertook each international trip, (ii) was the (aa) purpose and (bb) destination of each trip and (iii) was the (aa) total cost and (bb) detailed breakdown of the costs of each trip?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows:

a) Yes

b) Yes

c) i, ii, iii – see attached spreadsheet

_____________________________

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

19 March 2019 - NW137

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister in the Presidency

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by her Office relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b)(i) Deputy Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (c) Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

(a)(i) The Department did not incur expenditure relating to travel for the former Ministers nor (ii) their spouses (b) (i) former Deputy Ministers (ii) their spouses, (c) former Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) former Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers for the period in the question.

19 March 2019 - NW384

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Telecommunications, Postal Services and Communications

(1)What radio stations in each province benefited from Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) procurement of airtime on behalf of government departments (a) in the (i) 2016-17 and (ii) 2017-18 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; (2) what amount has the GCIS spent on each specified radio station in each specified financial year and period; (3) what comprehensive plan does the Government have to ensure that departments advertise in community media; (4) (a) does the Government have a database of all community media, (b) does community media have to register on the Government’s database and (c) how does the Government ensure that all community media has a fair opportunity to benefit from government advertisement spending?NW408E

Reply:

I have been advised by the GCIS as follows:

1. The radio stations listed below were appointed to provide airtime during the stipulated periods:

(a) (i) 2016/2017

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

Alfred Nzo Community Radio

Koepel Stereo

Alex FM

Forte community radio

Mosupatsela FM

City Youth FM

Inkonjane FM

Motheo FM

Cosmo Fm

Kouga Fm

Naledi community radio

Eastwave FM

Mdantsane FM

Setsotso FM stereo

EK FM

Nkqubela community radio

 

Ekasi community radio

Nqubela FM

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Eldo's FM

Takalani community radio

Good News Community Radio

Emfuleni community radio

University of Fort Hare

Imbokodo

Impact Radio

Khanya community radio

Inanda FM

Jozi FM

Vukani community Radio

Izwi Lomzansi

Kasie FM

 

Maputaland community Radio

Kathorus FM

Limpopo

Newcastle Community Radio

Kofifi FM

Botlokwa community radio

Nqubeko Community Radio

Lekoa FM

Energy FM

Radio Khwezi

Rainbow FM

Greater Tzaneen

Rise community radio

Sedibeng FM

Lephalale FM

Rise FM

Soshanguve community radio

Makhado FM

Siyathuthuka FM

The Vaal's Hit Station

Mohodi community radio

Ugu Youth Radio, KZN

Tshwane University of Technology

Mokopane community radio

Umgungundlovu FM

90.6 FM stereo,

Moletsi community radio

Vibe FM

TUKS FM,

Ninafon

 

Vaal University of Technology

Phalaborwa community radio

Northern Cape

Westbury Community Radio

Radio Turf

Kurara FM

Westside FM

SK fm

Radio Kaboesna

 

Tubatse community radio

Radio NFM

North West

Univen Radio

Radio Riverside

Aganang community radio

Zebediela community radio

Revival FM,

Kopanong FM

   

Lethabile Community Radio

Mpumalanga

Western Cape

Life FM

Barberton community Radio

Bush Radio

Mafikeng fM

Emalahleni FM

Eden FM

Mahikeng FM

Kanyamazane radio

Radio Atlantis

Mmabatho FM

Mash FM

Radio Cape Pulpit

Modiri FM

Moutse community radio

Radio Gamkaland

Moretele Community Radio

Radio Alpha,

Radio Helderberg

North-West University

Radio Bushbuckridge

Radio KC

Ratlou FM

Radio Kragbron

Radio Namakwaland

Star FM

Radio Laeveld

Radio Overberg

Vaaltar fM

Witbank FM,

Radio West Coast

Village fM

 

Radio Zibonele

 
 

RWC Community 92.3 FM

 
 

The Voice of the Cape

 
 

Valley FM

 
 

Whale Coast FM

 

(ii) 2017/2018

Eastern Cape

Free State

Limpopo

Alfred Nzo community radio

Masupatsela community radio

Botlokwa community radio

Forte community radio

Mosupatsela FM

Energy FM

Khanya community radio

Motheo FM

Giyani FM

Link FM

Mozolo FM

Greater Lebowakgomo

LukhanjiFM

Myeza Network

Greater Tzaneen

Nqubela FM

Qwa-qwa radio

Kanyamazane radio

Pheli FM

Radio Alpha

Makhado FM

Rhodes Music Radio

 

Malamulele community radio

Sajonisi Youth Radio

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mohodi community radio

Takalani community radio

Divine Touch Radio

Mohodi FM

The Voice of the Cape

Good News community radio

Moletsi community radio

University of Fort Hare

Icora FM

Ninafon

Vukani community radio

Inanda FM

Radio Turf

 

Indonsakusa community radio

Sekhukhune community radio

Gauteng

Itheku FM

SK FM

Cosmo FM

Maputaland community radio

Tshepho ya Setshaba community radio

Eastwave FM

Mgungundlovu community radio

Tubatse community radio

EK FM

Newcastle community radio

Univen radio

Eldo's FM

Nguna FM

Zebediela community radio

Emfuleni community radio

Nkqubela community radio

 

Impact radio

Nongoma FM

North West

Jozi FM

North Coast radio

Aganang community radio

Lekoa FM

Nqubeko community radio

Bokone Bophirima

North West FM

Pongola FM

Bokone Bophirima FM

Rainbow FM

Radio Atlantis

Lethabile Community radio

Sedibeng FM

Radio Khwezi

Life fm

The Vaal's Hit Station

Siyathuthuka FM

Madibogo community radio

90.6 FM stereo

Theku FM

Mafikeng fm

Thetha FM

Ugu Youth Radio

Mmabatho Fm

Tshwane University of Technology

Ulundi Christiaan Community Radio Station

Modiri fm

Vaal University of Technology

Umgungundlovu FM

Moretele community radio

Voice of Tembisa

Vibe FM

North-West University

Westbury Community Radio

Zululand FM

Radio Mafisa

Westside FM

Rise community radio

Ratlou fm

   

Vaaltar FM

Mpumalanga

Northern Cape

Village FM

Barberton community radio

Kurara fm

 

Emalahleni FM

Radio Kaboesna

Western Cape

Ermelo Community Radio

Radio NFM

Eden fm

Mash Fm

Radio Riverside

Radio 786

Moutse community radio

Revival fm

Radio Gamkaland

Radio Bushbuckridge

 

Radio Helderberg

Witbank fm

 

Radio KC

   

Radio Namakwaland

   

Radio Overberg

   

Radio West Coast

   

Radio Zibonele

   

Whale Coast FM

   

Worcester FM

  1. 1st April 2018 to 28 February 2019

Eastern Cape

Gauteng

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Alfred Nzo Community Radio

City Youth Media

Good News Community Radio

Inkonjane FM

Eastwave

Icora FM

Isajonisi Radio

Eldo's FM

Indonsakusa

Izwi Lethemba

Impact radio

Intokozo FM

Kumkani FM

Inanda FM

Itheku FM

Link FM

Lekoa FM

Maputaland community radio

Lukhanji FM

Myeza Network

Nongoma FM

Nkqubela

Pheli FM

North Coast Radio

Nkqubela community radio

Rainbow FM

Nqubeko Community Radio

Rhodes Music Radio

Sound Fusion

Radio 786

Sajonisi Youth Radio

The Vaal's hit station

Rise community radio

Siyathuthuka FM

Thetha FM

Ugu Youth Radio

Takalani Community Radio

Tshwane University of Technology

Ulundi Christiaan Community Radio Station

Vukani Community Radio

90.6 FM stereo

Umgungundlovu FM

 

Vaal Community

Vibe FM

Free State

Vaal University of Technology

 

Mosupatsela FM

Westbury Community Radio

Northern Cape

Motheo FM

 

Radio Riverside

 

Mpumalanga

Revival FM

Limpopo

Energy FM

 

Energy FM

Greater Lebowakgomo Community Radio

North West

Greater Lebowakgomo Community Radio

Hlanganani FM

Aganang Community Radio

Hlanganani FM

Makhado FM

Bodumedi FM

Makhado FM

Mala FM

Bojanala FM

Mala FM

Mohodi Community Radio

Bokone Bophirima FM

Mohodi Community Radio

Mokopane community radio

Life FM

Mokopane community radio

Moletsi community radio

Madibogo

Moletsi community radio

Radio Turf

Madibogo community radio

Radio Turf

SK FM

Mafikeng FM

SK FM

Tshepho ya Setshaba community radio

Mahikeng FM

Tshepho ya Setshaba community radio

Tubatse community radio

Mmabatho FM

Tubatse community radio

Univen radio

Modiri FM

Univen radio

Zebediela Community Radio

Moretele Community Radio

Zebediela Community Radio

Energy FM

Radio Mafisa

   

Ratlou FM

Western Cape

 

Star FM

Eden FM

 

Vaaltar FM

Elgin FM

 

Village FM

MFM

   

Muslim Broadcasting

   

Radio Helderberg

   

Radio KC

   

Radio Overberg

   

Radio Pulpit

   

Radio Pulpit kansel

   

Radio West Coast

   

Radio Zibonele

   

The Voice of the Cape

   

The Voice of the community

   

Whale Coast FM

   

Worcester FM

   

 

  1. As per tables below:

2016/2017 Financial Year

Supplier

Order Amount

Eastern Cape

 

Alfred Nzo Community Radio

R 369 750,00

Forte community radio

R 190 000,00

Inkonjane FM

R 324 750,00

Kouga Fm

R 206 000,00

Mdantsane FM

R 251 500,00

Nkqubela community radio

R 297 000,00

Nqubela FM

R 174 000,00

Takalani community radio

R 220 000,00

University of Fort Hare

R 152 750,00

Khanya community radio

R 285 750,00

Vukani community Radio

R 257 750,00

Alfred Nzo Community Radio

R 369 750,00

2016/2017 Financial Year

Supplier

Order Amount

Free State

 

Koepel Stereo

R 240 000,00

Mosupatsela FM

R 366 750,00

Motheo Fm

R 243 750,00

Naledi community radio

R 214 000,00

Setsotso FM stereo

R 62 750,00

2016/2017 Financial Year

Supplier

Order Amount

Gauteng

 

Alex FM

R 36 000,00

City Youth fm

R 162 000,00

Cosmo Fm

R 86 000,00

Eastwave fm

R 116 000,00

EK FM

R 51 900,00

Ekasi community radio

R 6 000,00

Eldo's FM

R 327 000,00

Emfuleni community radio

R 18 000,00

Impact Radio

R 296 750,00

Jozi fm

R 172 640,00

Kasie FM

R 71 300,00

Kathorus Fm

R 156 000,00

Kofifi FM

R 4 000,00

Lekoa FM

R 74 000,00

Rainbow fm

R 196 000,00

Sedibeng FM

R 42 000,00

Soshanguve community radio

R 210 000,00

The Vaal's Hit Station

R 43 000,00

Tshwane University of Technology

R 316 750,00

90.6 FM stereo,

R 145 750,00

TUKS Fm,

R 16 000,00

Vaal University of Technology

R 28 000,00

Westbury Community Radio

R 158 750,00

Westside FM

R 23 750,00

 

2016/2017 Financial Year

Supplier

Order Amount

Kwa-Zulu Natal

 

Good News Community Radio

R 376 750,00

Imbokodo

R 107 750,00

Inanda Fm

R 366 750,00

Izwi Lomzansi

R 10 000,00

Maputaland community Radio

R 204 000,00

Newcastle Community Radio

R 321 750,00

Nqubeko Community Radio

R 42 000,00

Radio Khwezi

R 321 000,00

Rise community radio

R 41 000,00

Rise FM

R 6 000,00

Siyathuthuka FM

R 260 000,00

Ugu Youth Radio, KZN

R 208 000,00

Umgungundlovu FM

R 80 000,00

Vibe Fm

R 12 000,00

2016/2017 Financial Year

Supplier

Order Amount

Limpopo

 

Botlokwa community radio

R 334 000,00

Energy FM

R 105 000,00

Greater Tzaneen

R 25 000,00

Lephalale Fm

R 168 000,00

Makhado Fm

R 162 750,00

Mohodi community radio

R 274 000,00

Mokopane community radio

R 186 000,00

Moletsi community radio

R 339 000,00

Ninafon

R 218 000,00

Phalaborwa community radio

R 279 000,00

Radio Turf

R 220 000,00

SK fm

R 94 750,00

Tubatse community radio

R 112 750,00

Univen Radio

R 196 000,00

Zebediela community radio

R 16 000,00

2016/2017 Financial Year

Supplier

Order Amount

Mpumalanga

 

Barberton community Radio

R 366 750,00

Emalahleni FM

R 16 000,00

Kanyamazane radio

R 374 750,00

Mash Fm

R 366 750,00

Moutse community radio

R 348 750,00

Radio Alpha,

R 311 000,00

Radio Bushbuckridge

R 232 000,00

Radio Kragbron

R 129 000,00

Radio Laeveld

R 160 000,00

Witbank FM,

R 162 000,00

2016/2017 Financial Year

Supplier

Order Amount

Northern Cape

 

Kurara FM

R 393 750,00

Radio Kaboesna

R 125 000,00

Radio NFM

R 362 750,00

Radio Riverside

R 237 520,00

Revival FM,

R 142 000,00

2016/2017 Financial Year

Supplier

Order Amount

North West

 

Aganang community radio

R 250 000,00

Kopanong FM

R 31 000,00

Lethabile Community Radio

R 242 000,00

Life FM

R 222 000,00

Mafikeng fM

R 18 000,00

Mahikeng FM

R 41 750,00

Mmabatho FM

R 260 750,00

Modiri FM

R 182 000,00

Moretele Community Radio

R 369 000,00

North-West University

R 277 000,00

Ratlou FM

R 65 750,00

Star FM

R 287 000,00

Vaaltar fM

R 11 000,00

Village fM

R 108 000,00

2016/2017 Financial Year

Supplier

Order Amount

Western Cape

 

Bush Radio

R 212 000,00

Eden FM

R 347 967,65

Radio Atlantis

R 198 000,00

Radio Cape Pulpit

R 6 000,00

Radio Gamkaland

R 262 840,00

Radio Helderberg

R 294 750,00

Radio KC

R 4 000,00

Radio Namakwaland

R 60 000,00

Radio Overberg

R 323 000,00

Radio West Coast

R 256 000,00

Radio Zibonele

R 434 924,60

RWC Community 92.3 FM

R 6 000,00

The Voice of the Cape

R 58 000,00

Valley FM

R 28 000,00

Whale Coast fM

R 200 750,00

 

TOTAL

R 20 486 842,25

2017/2018 Financial Year

Supplier

Order Amount

Eastern Cape

 

Alfred Nzo community radio

R 245 500,00

Forte community radio

R 224 000,00

Khanya community radio

R 66 500,00

Link fm

R 292 500,00

Lukhanji fm

R 18 000,00

Nqubela FM

R 24 000,00

Pheli fm

R 504 000,00

Rhodes Music Radio

R 16 000,00

Sajonisi Youth Radio

R 18 000,00

Takalani community radio

R 353 500,00

The Voice of the Cape

R 192 000,00

University of Fort Hare

R 241 850,00

Vukani community radio

R 520 569,61

2017/2018 Financial Year

Supplier

Order Amount

Free State

 

Masupatsela community radio

R 4 000,00

Mosupatsela fm

R 342 000,00

Motheo fm

R 243 500,00

Mozolo fm

R 12 000,00

Myeza Network

R 28 000,00

Qwa-qwa radio

R 8 000,00

Radio Alpha

R 286 000,00

2017/2018 Financial Year

Supplier

Order Amount

Gauteng

 

Cosmo fm

R 475 000,00

Eastwave fm

R 328 000,00

EK FM

R 4 000,00

Eldo's FM

R 465 500,00

Emfuleni community radio

R 197 000,00

Impact radio

R 536 500,00

Jozi fm

R 157 300,32

Lekoa fm

R 469 000,00

North West FM

R 39 000,00

Rainbow fm

R 470 500,00

Sedibeng FM

R 40 000,00

The Vaal's Hit Station

R 271 500,00

90.6 FM stereo

R 174 000,00

Thetha fm

R 138 000,00

Tshwane University of Technology

R 518 000,00

Vaal University of Technology

R 261 000,00

Voice of Tembisa

R 6 000,00

Westbury Community Radio

R 431 500,00

Westside FM

R 29 000,00

2017/2018 Financial Year

Supplier

Order Amount

Northern Cape

 

Kurara fm

R 213 500,00

Radio Kaboesna

R 245 000,00

Radio NFM

R 42 500,00

Radio Riverside

R 65 240,00

Revival fm

R 78 000,00

2017/2018 Financial Year

Supplier

Order Amount

Kwa-Zulu Natal

 

Divine Touch Radio

R 36 000,00

Good News community radio

R 352 000,00

Icora fm

R 317 000,00

Inanda fm

R 365 500,00

Indonsakusa community radio

R 64 000,00

Itheku FM

R 52 000,00

Maputaland community radio

R 182 500,00

Mgungundlovu community radio

R 4 000,00

Newcastle community radio

R 61 000,00

Nguna fm

R 18 000,00

Nkqubela community radio

R 409 000,00

Nongoma fm

R 21 000,00

North Coast radio

R 400 500,00

Nqubeko community radio

R 341 500,00

Pongola Fm

R 113 500,00

Radio Atlantis

R 276 000,00

Radio Khwezi

R 197 500,00

Siyathuthuka fm

R 400 000,00

Theku fm

R 21 000,00

Ugu Youth Radio

R 237 500,00

Ulundi Christiaan Community Radio Station

R 33 000,00

Umgungundlovu FM

R 270 000,00

Vibe fm

R 6 000,00

Zululand fm

R 278 500,00

Rise community radio

R 385 000,00

2017/2018 Financial Year

Supplier

Order Amount

Mpumalanga

 

Barberton community radio

R 322 000,00

Emalahleni FM

R 99 500,00

Ermelo Community Radio

R 4 000,00

Mash Fm

R 225 000,00

Moutse community radio

R 118 800,00

Radio Bushbuckridge

R 16 000,00

Witbank fm

R 18 000,00

2017/2018 Financial Year

Supplier

Order Amount

Limpopo

 

Botlokwa community radio

R 4 000,00

Energy FM

R 12 000,00

Giyani FM

R 6 000,00

Greater Lebowakgomo

R 24 000,00

Greater Tzaneen

R 6 000,00

Kanyamazane radio

R 358 500,00

Makhado fm

R 158 000,00

Malamulele community radio

R 201 000,00

Mohodi community radio

R 313 000,00

Moletsi community radio

R 348 500,00

Ninafon

R 76 000,00

Radio Turf

R 247 500,00

Sekhukhune community radio

R 12 000,00

SK FM

R 187 000,00

Tshepho ya Setshaba community radio

R 213 000,00

Tubatse community radio

R 166 500,00

Univen radio

R 400 000,00

Zebediela community radio

R 360 500,00

2017/2018 Financial Year

Supplier

Order Amount

Western Cape

 

Eden fm

R 386 500,00

Radio 786

R 313 500,00

Radio Gamkaland

R 288 000,00

Radio Helderberg

R 308 500,00

Radio KC

R 283 000,00

Radio Namakwaland

R 207 500,00

Radio Overberg

R 370 500,00

Radio West Coast

R 18 500,00

Radio Zibonele

R 347 765,99

Whale Coast fm

R 348 500,00

Worcester FM

R 64 000,00

2017/2018 Financial Year

Supplier

Order Amount

North West

 

Aganang community radio

R 308 500,00

Bokone Bophirima

R 12 000,00

Bokone Bophirima FM

R 6 000,00

Lethabile Community radio

R 211 000,00

Life fm

R 310 000,00

Madibogo community radio

R 24 000,00

Mafikeng fm

R 12 000,00

Mmabatho Fm

R 304 500,00

Modiri fm

R 169 000,00

Moretele community radio

R 501 500,00

North-West University

R 76 840,00

Radio Mafisa

R 147 500,00

Ratlou fm

R 288 000,00

Vaaltar FM

R 12 000,00

Village FM

R 100 500,00

01 APRIL - 29 NOVEMBER 2018

Supplier

Order Amount

Eastern Cape

 

Alfred Nzo Community Radio

R 41 000,00

Inkonjane FM

R 52 000,00

Isajonisi Radio

R 6 000,00

Izwi Lethemba

R 6 000,00

Kumkani FM

R 6 000,00

Link FM

R 172 000,00

Lukhanji FM

R 30 000,00

Nkqubela

R 6 000,00

Nkqubela community radio

R 16 000,00

Rhodes Music Radio

R 142 000,00

Sajonisi Youth Radio

R 182 000,00

Siyathuthuka FM

R 188 000,00

Takalani Community Radio

R 114 000,00

Vukani Community Radio

R 256 827,47

01 APRIL - 29 NOVEMBER 2018

Supplier

Order Amount

Gauteng

 

City Youth Media

R 108 000,00

Eastwave

R 6 000,00

Eldo's FM

R 194 000,00

Impact radio

R 188 000,00

Inanda FM

R 188 000,00

Lekoa FM

R 136 000,00

Myeza Network

R 88 920,00

Pheli fm

R 200 000,00

Rainbow FM

R 138 000,00

Sound Fusion

R 6 840,00

The Vaal's hit station

R 16 000,00

Thetha FM

R 130 000,00

Tshwane University of Technology

R 161 800,00

90.6 FM stereo

R 114 000,00

Vaal Community

R 6 000,00

Vaal University of Technology

R 68 000,00

Westbury Community Radio

R 172 000,00

 

01 APRIL - 29 NOVEMBER 2018

Supplier

Order Amount

Kwa-Zulu

 

Good News Community Radio

R 28 000,00

Icora FM

R 85 000,00

Indonsakusa

R 6 000,00

Intokozo FM

R 188 000,00

Itheku FM

R 16 000,00

Maputaland community radio

R 18 000,00

Nongoma FM

R 120 000,00

North Coast Radio

R 217 000,00

Nqubeko Community Radio

R 188 000,00

Radio 786

R 196 000,00

Rise community radio

R 172 000,00

Ugu Youth Radio

R 192 000,00

Ulundi Christiaan Community Radio Station

R 6 000,00

Umgungundlovu FM

R 130 000,00

Vibe FM

R 184 000,00

01 APRIL - 29 NOVEMBER 2018

Supplier

Order Amount

Free State

 

Mosupatsela FM

R 200 000,00

Motheo FM

R 36 000,00

01 APRIL - 29 NOVEMBER 2018

Supplier

Order Amount

Gauteng

 

City Youth Media

R 108 000,00

Eastwave

R 6 000,00

Eldo's FM

R 194 000,00

Impact radio

R 188 000,00

Inanda FM

R 188 000,00

Lekoa FM

R 136 000,00

Myeza Network

R 88 920,00

Pheli fm

R 200 000,00

Rainbow FM

R 138 000,00

Sound Fusion

R 6 840,00

The Vaal's hit station

R 16 000,00

Thetha FM

R 130 000,00

Tshwane University of Technology

R 161 800,00

90.6 FM stereo

R 114 000,00

Vaal Community

R 6 000,00

Vaal University of Technology

R 68 000,00

Westbury Community Radio

R 172 000,00

01 APRIL - 29 NOVEMBER 2018

Supplier

Order Amount

Limpopo

 

Energy FM

R 10 000,00

Greater Lebowakgomo Community Radio

R 124 000,00

Hlanganani FM

R 150 000,00

Makhado FM

R 178 000,00

Mala FM

R 6 000,00

Mohodi Community Radio

R 178 000,00

Mokopane community radio

R 4 000,00

Moletsi community radio

R 200 000,00

Radio Turf

R 188 000,00

SK FM

R 112 000,00

Tshepho ya Setshaba community radio

R 130 000,00

Tubatse community radio

R 22 000,00

Univen radio

R 64 000,00

Zebediela Community Radio

R 182 000,00

01 APRIL - 29 NOVEMBER 2018

Supplier

Order Amount

Mpumalanga

 

Bushbuckridge Community Radio

R 6 000,00

Bushbuckridge Radio

R 30 000,00

Emalahleni FM

R 192 000,00

Ermelo Voice of Community

R 6 000,00

Kanyamazane radio

R 182 000,00

Mash fm

R 12 000,00

Mkhondo FM

R 144 000,00

Moutse community radio

R 194 000,00

Mozolo fm

R 16 000,00

Nkomazi FM

R 6 000,00

Radio Bushbuckridge

R 124 000,00

Voice of Hope fm

R 148 000,00

Voice of the Community FM

R 157 000,00

Bushbuckridge Community Radio

R 6 000,00

01 APRIL - 29 NOVEMBER 2018

Supplier

Order Amount

Northern Cape

 

Radio Riverside

R 167 800,00

Revival fm

R 126 000,00

01 APRIL - 29 NOVEMBER 2018

Supplier

Order Amount

North West

 

Aganang Community Radio

R 188 000,00

Bodumedi fm

R 6 000,00

Bojanala FM

R 42 000,00

Bokone Bophirima FM

R 188 000,00

Life FM

R 178 000,00

Madibogo

R 6 000,00

Madibogo community radio

R 16 000,00

Mafikeng fm

R 154 000,00

Mahikeng FM

R 30 000,00

Mmabatho fm

R 182 000,00

Modiri FM

R 194 000,00

Moretele Community Radio

R 178 000,00

Radio Mafisa

R 52 000,00

Ratlou FM

R 132 000,00

Star FM

R 166 000,00

Vaaltar FM

R 52 000,00

Village FM

R 28 000,00

01 APRIL - 29 NOVEMBER 2018

Supplier

Order Amount

Western Cape

 

Eden FM

R 205 134,25

Elgin FM

R 218 000,00

MFM

R 10 000,00

Muslim Broadcasting

R 6 000,00

Radio Helderberg

R 16 000,00

Radio KC

R 52 000,00

Radio Overberg

R 68 000,00

Radio Pulpit

R 20 000,00

Radio Pulpit kansel

R 36 000,00

Radio West Coast

R 22 000,00

Radio Zibonele

R 265 721,66

The Voice of the Cape

R 172 000,00

The Voice of the community

R 6 000,00

Whale Coast FM

R 130 000,00

Worcester FM

R 142 000,00

 

TOTAL

R 11 341 043,38

3. GCIS regularly holds meetings with various government departments to impress upon them on the importance of using community media. However, it should be noted that government departments have a final discretion to determine how they spend their allocated budget for advertisements.

4. (a) Government uses the Central Supplier Database (CSD) as hosted by Treasury which includes community media.

(b) All suppliers including community media are required to register on the CSD database.

(c) The GCIS invites quotations from all complying community media. The first to submit their

quotations are chosen.

_____________________________

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

19 March 2019 - NW468

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Samka, Ms P to ask the Minister of Communications, Telecommunications and Postal Services

What (a) is the total amount that the SA Broadcasting Corporation has spent on consultants since 1 October 2017, (b) is the name of each consultant, (c) was the purpose of consulting and (d) was the detailed breakdown of the costs of services rendered?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows:

The attached table contains the detailed information.

_____________________________

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

19 March 2019 - NW466

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications, Telecommunications and Postal Services

Whether the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has awarded any sponsorships to any (a) events, (b) organisations and/or (c) other activities since 1 October 2017; if so, (i) which events, organisations and/or other activities were sponsored by the SABC, (ii) what was the total amount of each sponsorship in each case and (iii) what benefit did the SABC receive in each case?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows:

(a) (b) and (c), The SABC has not awarded any sponsorship to any events or organisations. (i)(ii)(iii) Not Applicable

_____________________________

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

18 March 2019 - NW549

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van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

(1) What are the details of the amounts (a) paid to, (b) recovered by and (c) lost by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), formerly known as the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office (CIPRO), due to the irregular tender awarded to Valor IT in 2010 for the development of content management software; (2) what monetary value did CIPRO derive from the specified tender; (3) were any charges of fraud and/or theft laid and followed-up with the SA Police Service regarding the tender; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) were disciplinary charges ever formulated and served on any employees of his department or CIPRO; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) (a)(i) what type of software and (ii) at what cost has software been developed for and implemented by the CIPC to meet the content management needs of the CIPC as envisaged in the 2010 tender

Reply:

1(a) An amount of: R97 948 634.00 was paid by CIPRO to Valor IT.

1(b) No amount was recovered from Valor IT as the litigation is still pending.

1(c) Amount lost by CIPRO: R97 948 634.

(2)      There was no monetary value derived from the contract.

(3)       Consultations regarding the investigation and institution of charges of fraud took place with the Special Investigations Unit of the South African Police Services. To the best of my knowledge these investigations never resulted in criminal prosecution being instituted.

(4)        Suspension notices were served on the then CEO of CIPRO Mr Keith Sendwe and the CIO of CIPRO Mr Micheal Twum Darko.

Mr Sendwe passed away during the course of the investigation and Mr Twum Darko’s contract expired prior to any disciplinary processes being completed.

(5)       Since 2010, content management requirements of the CIPC were addressed by innovating and developing extensions to the existing legacy systems using internal resources. This has been limited to specific and identified development using digital image file extensions and the use of email to replicate workflow processes. This is served by an eServices portal, self service terminals, USSD and mobility applications that permit customer interfacing and identified biometric/DHA authentication in a digital/dematerialised format. CIPC also recently concluded a number of tenders that provide the base software and data components that will enable procurement, development and deployment of the CIPC ECM requirements.

“Except as explicitly state herein the Ministry: Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) does not express an opinion in respect of any factual representations. The opinion /memo provided is limited to the matters stated in it and may not be relied on upon by any person outside the dti or used for any other purpose neither in its intent or existence. It must not be disclosed to any other person without prior written approval other than by law. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as limiting the rights of the dti to defend or oppose any claim or action against the dti."

15 March 2019 - NW368

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Energy

What (a) is the name of each independent power producer (IPP) that holds a contract with his department’s IPP Office, (b) amount of energy that each IPP is contracted for, (c) price that each IPP is contracted for, (d) type of energy does each IPP provide, (e) are the details of the (i) ownership structure and (ii) directors of each IPP, (f) is the length of each IPP’s contract and (g) date did each contract commence?

Reply:

a) Below is a list of IPPs, separated according to Bid Windows, that hold a contract with the IPP Office:

Bid Window 1

Total number of projects: 28

Company

Project Name

Contracted capacity as per PPA (MW)

Technology

Letsatsi Power Company

Letsatsi Solar Photovoltaic Park

64

Photovoltaic Crystalline Fixed

Lesedi Power Company

Lesedi Solar Photovoltaic Park

64

Photovoltaic Crystalline Fixed

Core Energy (Pty) Ltd

Witkop Solar Park

30

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Single Axis

Coria (PKF) Investments 28 (Pty) Ltd

Nobelsfontein Phase 1

75

Onshore Wind

CPV Power Plant No. 1 (Pty) Ltd

Touwsrivier Solar Park

36

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Dual Axis

Dorper Wind Farm (RF) (Pty) Ltd

Dorper Wind Farm

97.53

Onshore Wind

Erika Energy (RF) Pty Ltd

Soutpan Solar Park

28

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Single Axis

Mulilo Renewable Energy Solar PV De Aar (RF) (Pty) Ltd

Mulilo Solar PV De Aar

10

Photovoltaic Crystalline Fixed

Mulilo Renewable Energy Solar PV Prieska (RF) (Pty) Ltd

Mulilo Solar PV Prieska

20

Photovoltaic Crystalline Fixed

KaXu Solar One (RF) (Pty) Ltd

Kaxu Solar One

100

Concentrated Solar Power with storage (min 3 hrs per day)

Klipheuwel-Dassiefontein Wind Energy Facility (RF) Proprietary Limited

Dassieklip Wind Energy Facility

27

Onshore Wind

Limarco 77 (Pty) Ltd

Konkoonsies Solar Energy Facility

9.65

Photovoltaic Crystalline Fixed

Rubicept (RF) (Pty) Ltd

Metrowind Van Stadens Wind Farm

27

Onshore Wind

Kouga Wind Farm (RF) (Pty) Ltd

Kouga Wind Farm

80

Onshore Wind

RustMo1 Solar Farm (RF) (Pty) Ltd

RustMo1 Solar Farm

6.93

Photovoltaic Crystalline Fixed

Scatec Solar Kalkbult (RF) (Pty) Ltd

Kalkbult

72.5

Photovoltaic Crystalline Fixed

Sevenstones 159 (Pty) Ltd

Aries Solar Energy Facility

9.65

Photovoltaic Crystalline Fixed

Slimsun (RF) (Pty) Limited

Slimsun Swartland Solar Park

5

Photovoltaic Crystalline Fixed

South Africa Mainstream Renewable Power De Aar PV (Pty) Ltd

South African Mainstream Renewable Power De Aar PV RF (Pty) Ltd

45.6

Photovoltaic Crystalline Fixed

South Africa Mainstream Renewable Power Jeffreys Bay (RF) Pty Ltd

Jeffreys Bay

138

Onshore Wind

Umoya Energy (RF) (Pty) Ltd

Hopefield Wind Farm

65.4

Onshore Wind

Renewables Cookhouse Wind Farm 1 (RF) (Pty) Ltd

Cookhouse Wind Farm

138.6

Onshore Wind

AE-AMD Independent Power Producer 1 (Pty) Ltd

Greefspan PV Power Plant

9.9

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Single Axis

Renewable Energy Investments SA (RF) (Pty) Ltd

Kathu Solar Plant

75

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Single Axis

Solar Capital De Aar (RF) (Pty) Ltd

Solar Capital De Aar

75

Photovoltaic Thin Film Fixed

South Africa Mainstream Renewable Power Droogfontein (RF) (Pty) Ltd

South African Mainstream Renewable Power Droogfontein (RF) (Pty) Ltd

45.6

Photovoltaic Crystalline Fixed

AE-AMD Independent Power Producer 3 (RF) (Pty) Ltd

Herbert PV Power Plant

19.98

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Single Axis

Khi Solar One (RF) (Pty) Ltd

Khi Solar One

50

Concentrated Solar Power with storage (min 3 hrs per day)

Bid Window 2

Total number of projects: 19

Company

Project Name

Contracted capacity as per PPA (MW)

Technology

ACWA

Bokpoort CSP project

50

Concentrated Solar Power with storage (min 3 hrs per day)

Blue Falcon

Gouda Wind Project

135.5

Onshore Wind

Solar Capital

Solar Capital De Aar 3

75

Photovoltaic Thin Film Fixed

Windfall

Sishen Solar Facility

74

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Single Axis

Cennergi (Pty) Ltd

Amakhala Wind Project

133.7

Onshore Wind

Cennergi

Tsitsikamma Community Wind Farm

94.8

Onshore Wind

Aurora Wind Power

Wind Farm West Coast 1

90.82

Onshore Wind

InnoWind (PTY) LTD

Waainek Wind Power

23.28

Onshore Wind

Grassridge

Grassridge Onshore Wind Project

59.8

Onshore Wind

InnoWind (PTY) LTD

Chaba Wind Power

21

Onshore Wind

Solairedirect

Aurora-Rietvlei Solar Power

9

Photovoltaic Crystalline Fixed

Solairedirect

Vredendal Solar Park

8.82

Photovoltaic Crystalline Fixed

Stortemelk

Stortemelk Power Plant

4.4

Small Hydro

Simacel

Linde

36.8

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Single Axis

Scatec

Dreunberg

69.6

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Single Axis

Solar Reserve - Jasper

Jasper Power Company

75

Photovoltaic Crystalline Fixed

Sun Edison

Boshoff Solar Park

60

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Single Axis

ACSA

Upington Airport

8.9

Photovoltaic Thin Film Fixed

Kakamas

Neusberg Hydro Electrical Project

10

Small Hydro

Bid Window 3

Total number of projects: 17

Company

Project Name

Contracted capacity as per PPA (MW)

Technology

Navosync (Pty) Ltd

Mkuze

16.5

Biomass

Karoshoek Solar One (RF) Proprietary Limited

Ilanga CSP 1 / Karoshoek Solar One

100

Concentrated Solar Power with storage (min 3 hrs per day)

XiNa Solar One (RF) Proprietary Limited

!XiNa Solar One

100

Concentrated Solar Power with storage (min 3 hrs per day)

ENER-G Systems Joburg (Pty) Ltd

Joburg Landfill Gas to Electricity

13

Landfill Gas

Longyuan Mulilo Green Energy De Aar 2 North (RF) Proprietary Limited

Longyuan Mulilo Green Energy De Aar 2 North Wind Energy Facility

138.96

Onshore Wind

Longyuan Mulilo De Aar Wind Power (RF) Proprietary Limited

Longyuan Mulilo De Aar Maanhaarberg Wind Energy Facility

96.48

Onshore Wind

Nojoli Wind Farm (RF) Proprietary Limited

Nojoli Wind Farm

86.6

Onshore Wind

South Africa Mainstream Renewable Power Loeriesfontein 2 (RF) Proprietary Limited

Loeriesfontein 2

138.23

Onshore Wind

South Africa Mainstream Renewable Power Noupoort (RF) Proprietary Limited

Noupoort

79.05

Onshore Wind

South Africa Mainstream Renewable Power Khobab Wind (RF) Proprietary Limited

Khobab Wind

137.74

Onshore Wind

Gibson Bay Wind Farm (RF) Proprietary Limited

Red Cap - Gibson Bay

110

Onshore wind

Adams Solar PV Project Two (Pty) Ltd

Adams Solar PV 2

75

Photovoltaic Crystalline Fixed

Electra Capital (RF) Proprietary Limited

Electra Capital (Pty) Ltd

75

Photovoltaic Crystalline Fixed

Mulilo Sonnedix Prieska PV (RF) Proprietary Limited

Mulilo Sonnedix Prieska PV

75

Photovoltaic Crystalline Fixed

Mulilo Prieska PV (RF) Proprietary Limited

Mulilo Prieska PV

75

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Single Axis

Tobivox (RF) Proprietary Limited

Tom Burke Solar Park

60

Photovoltaic Thin Film Fixed

Pulida Energy (RF) Proprietary Limited

Pulida Solar Park

75

Photovoltaic Thin Film Fixed

Bid Window 3.5

Total number of projects: 2

Company

Project Name

Contracted capacity as per PPA (MW)

Technology

Kathu Solar Park Consortium

Kathu Solar Park

100

Concentrated Solar Power with storage (min 3 hrs per day)

Redstone Solar Thermal Power Project Consortium

Redstone Solar Thermal Power Project

100

Concentrated Solar Power with storage (min 3 hrs per day)

Bid Window 4

Total number of projects: 26

Company

Project Name

Contracted capacity as per PPA (MW)

Technology

Ngodwana Energy (RF) (Pty) Ltd

Ngodwana Energy Project

25

Biomass

Roggeveld Wind Power (Pty) Ltd

Roggeveld Wind Farm

140

Onshore Wind

ACED Renewables Hidden Valley (Pty) Ltd

The Karusa Wind Farm

139.8

Onshore Wind

Nxuba Wind Farm (RF) (Pty) Ltd

The Nxuba Wind Farm

138.9

Onshore Wind

Amstilite (Pty) Ltd

Golden Valley Wind

117.72

Onshore Wind

Oyster Bay Wind Farm (Pty) Ltd

Oyster Bay Wind Farm

140

Onshore Wind

Sirius Solar PV Project One (Pty) Ltd

Sirius Solar PV Project One

75

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Single Axis

Droogfontein 2 Solar (Pty) Ltd

Droogfontein 2 Solar

75

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Single Axis

RE Capital 3 (Pty) Ltd

Dyason's Klip 1

75

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Single Axis

RE Capital 3B (Pty) Ltd

Dyason's Klip 2

75

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Single Axis

Ramizone (Pty) Ltd

Konkoonsies II Solar Facility

75

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Single Axis

Main Street 957 (Pty) Ltd

Aggeneys Solar Project

40

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Single Axis

Zevobuzz (Pty) Ltd

Kruisvallei Hydro

4.7

Small Hydro

Soetwater Wind Farm (Pty) Ltd

The Soetwater Wind Farm

139.4

Onshore Wind

South Africa Mainstream Renewable Power Kangnas (Pty) Ltd

Kangnas

136.7

Onshore Wind

South Africa Mainstream Renewable Power Perdekraal East (Pty) Ltd

Perdekraal East

107.76

Onshore Wind

Amstilinx (Pty) Ltd

Excelsior Wind Energy Facility

31.9

Onshore Wind

Innowind (Pty) Ltd, Telagystix (Pty) Ltd, Riverbank Winds of Change BBBEE Co (RF) (Pty) Ltd, Uncedo Lwethu Winds of Change (Pty) Ltd

Wesley-Ciskei

32.7

Onshore Wind

Copperton Wind Farm Consortium

Copperton Windfarm

102

Onshore Wind

Garob Wind Farm (Pty) Ltd

Garob Wind Farm

135.93

Onshore Wind

Consortium comprising of Solar Capital (Pty) Ltd, JA Solar Investment (Hongkong) Ltd, Solar Capital Orange Community Trust, Phakwe Power (Pty) Ltd

Solar Capital Orange

75

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Single Axis

Zolograph Investments (RF) (Pty) Ltd

De Wildt

50

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Single Axis

Bokamoso Energy (RF) (Pty) Ltd

Bokamoso

67.9

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Single Axis

Re Capital 2 (Pty) Ltd

Zeerust

75

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Single Axis

Greefspan PV Power Plant No. 2 (RF) (Pty) Ltd

Greefspan PV Power Plant No. 2 Solar Park

55

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Single Axis

DP S79 Solar Energy (RF) (Pty) Ltd

Waterloo Solar Park

75

Photovoltaic Crystalline- Single Axis

b) Please refer to (a) above

c) The IPP Programme is a continuous bidding process and disclosure of commercial information has a potential to cause harm or disadvantage to the seller, as this information could be used by other competitors in the succeeding bid windows. Additionally, the department has a confidentiality undertaking under the Implementation Agreement, which prohibits the disclosure of commercial information without the written consent of the sellers. This information can only be disclosed if the necessary process is followed in accordance with the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (PAIA).

d) Please refer to (a) above

e) Please refer to (c) above

f) The term of each contract between the IPP and IPP Office is 20 years.

14 March 2019 - NW526

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM

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

Reply:

(a)

(i) Buildings

(ii) Properties

(iii) Facilities

(aa) Owned

15 allocated by Department of Public Works (DPW)

(Annexure A)

4846 farms under the PLAS / ALHA Programme (Annexure B)

0

(bb) Rented

70 buildings rented through DPW

(Annexure C)

0

0

(b)

(i) Owned

(ii0 Rented

 

Value

Purpose

Value

Purpose

DEPARTMENT

Unknown Value

Office Accommodation

R14,861,681,64

Office Accommodation and parking facilities

PLAS / ALHA

R11,359,770,478,10

Agricultural Land

Annexure B

Annexure B

 

(c) (i),(ii),(iii) Refer to Annexure B.

14 March 2019 - NW327

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesQUESTION

What was the Rand value of the agricultural yield for (a) maize, (b) wheat, (c) dairy products, (d) vegetables, (e) poultry and (f) cattle in 2018 in each province?

Reply:

Herewith, the Rand value of (a) maize and (b) wheat, per province for 2018.

(a) MAIZE

 

Rand

Western Cape

R62 679 000

Northern Cape

R1 236 880 000

Free State

R9 773 097 000

Eastern Cape

R713 983 000

KwaZulu-Natal

R1 450 696 000

Mpumalanga

R5 337 885 000

Limpopo

R565 176 000

Gauteng

R1 172 772 000

North West

R3 903 267 000

Total

R24 216 435 000

(b) WHEAT

 
 

Rand

Western Cape

R3 260 363 800

Northern Cape

R1 097 972 700

Free State

R1 267 608 600

Eastern Cape

R39 985 600

KwaZulu-Natal

R161 806 500

Mpumalanga

R81 555 700

Limpopo

R454 847 800

Gauteng

R29 080 500

North West

R313 173 800

Total

R6 706 395 000

   
   

Agricultural statistics is only collected on national level for the following commodities:

 

Rand

c) Dairy products

16 301 000 000

d) Vegetables

23 099 000 000

e) Poultry

47 964 000 000

f) Cattle

35 967 000 000

 

14 March 2019 - NW343

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesQUESTION

(1) (a) What number of applications for the rezoning of agricultural land has been rejected because of the high potential agricultural value of the specified land since 1 January 1998, (b) what area in hectares was at issue and (c) what was the location of the land in each case; (2) What number of spatial development frameworks has been (a) prepared and (b) adopted since the specified date at national, provincial and local government level; (3) In which (a) provinces and (b) municipalities have the spatial development frameworks already been implemented?

Reply:

1. The Department rejected approximately 1760 applications applied for change in land use rights in an attempt to retain agricultural land for food security. Among others legislations, the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries administers the Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act, Act 70 of 1970 to protect agricultural land for food security. The Act is applicable nationwide on privately own land and the area in hectares that was at issue are indicated in the table below.

 

Province

Area in hectares

EC

24991.7

FS

50998.6

GP

9840.2

KZN

51223.0

LP

19588.4

MP

28559.1

NW

44654.8

NC

102806.1

WC

32522.5

Total 362304.4

Table 1: Amount of hectares at issue per province

QUESTION

2. What number of spatial development frameworks has been (a) prepared and (b) adopted since the specified date at national, provincial and local government level;

REPLY

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is not the competent authority of the spatial development frameworks.

QUESTION

(3) In which (a) provinces and (b) municipalities have the spatial development frameworks already been implemented?

REPLY

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is not the competent authority of the spatial development frameworks.

14 March 2019 - NW521

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Xalisa, Mr Z R to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

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

Reply:

(a)(i)(ii)(iii) (aa) None.

(bb) Twenty three (23).

(b) (i) None.

(ii) Refer to the table below.

(c)(i)(ii)(iii) Refer to the able below.

 

DEA LEASED PROPERTIES

         

(b)(ii)

(c)(i)

(c)(ii)

(c)(iii)

 

PROVINCE

TOWN

STREET ADDRESS

FACILITY

PURPOSE OF ACCOMMODATION

TERM FOR RENTAL

FACILITY RENTED FROM

MONTHLY RENTAL

1

Gauteng

Pretoria

473 Steve Biko Road, Arcadia

Environment House Building

Office Accommodation

25 years -

(Public Private Partnership Agreement)

Imvelo Concession Company ( RF) (PTY) LTD as the Private Party

R12 623 754.21

2

Gauteng

Kempton Park

OR Tambo International Airport

OR Tambo International Airport

Office Accommodation

5 years

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA)

R29 984.85

3

Mpumalanga

Nelspruit

31 Brown Street

Standard Bank Building

Office Accommodation

5 years

Delta Property Fund

R57 152.32

4

Free State

Bloemfontein

49 Charlotte Maxeke Street

Fedsure Building

Office Accommodation

5 years

Mendo Properties

R53 964.11

5

Limpopo

Polokwane

15 Landros Mare Street

15 Landros Mare

Office Accommodation

5 years

Wallstreet Trust

R88 683.26

6

Limpopo

Modimolle

35 Tamsan Street

5 Tamsan Street

Office Accommodation

5 years

Emerald Sky Trading 223 PTY Ltd

R13 240.34

7

North West

Mafikeng

15 First Street,

Mmabatho

Office Accommodation

5 years

Abdul Kader Kharbai

R17 285.76

8

North West

Potchefstroom

41 Nelson Mandela Drive

Santam Trust Building

Office Accommodation

5 years

Nomdimba and Tutuse Road Construction

R15 529.67

9

North West

Brits

27 Tom Street

Priminda Building

Office Accommodation

5 years

Tayob

R61 609.19

10

Kwazulu-Natal

Durban

85 On Field Street

Durban

Office Accommodation

3 years

West South House cc

R19 382.08

11

Port Elizabeth

East London

4 Muir Street

East London

Office Accommodation

5 years

Cedar Falls Properties 228

Pty Ltd

R35 702.61

12

Port Elizabeth

East London

2nd Floor, SKG building, Beacon Bay

Waverly

Office Accommodation

5 years

Hemipac Investment Pty Ltd

R55 068.11

13

uMthata

Umthatha

Broadcast House

Broadcast House

Office Accommodation

5 years

JHI Properties

R20 025.85

14

Western Cape

Rondebosch

Stonefontein

Stone House

Office Accommodation

5 years

Stonefountain Properties Pty Ltd

R15 468.94

15

Western Cape

Cape Town

East Pier Building, V&A Waterfront

East Pier Building

Office Accommodation

9 years 11 months

V and A Waterfront Holdings

R2 429 336.72

16

Western Cape

Cape Town

14 Loop Street

14 Loop Street

Office Accommodation

5 years

Kuper-Legh Property Management

R644 851.87

17

Western Cape

Cape Town

Island Centre

Island Centre

Stores

5 years

Inospace Pty Ltd

R146 141.92

18

Western Cape

Cape Town

80 Strand Street

80 Strand Street

Parking

5 years

Eris Property Group

R8 735.86

19

Western Cape

 Cape Town

63 Strand street, Nedbank Building

Nedbank building

Office accommodation

5 years

Rennie Property Management….

R478 648.36

20

Western Cape

Cape Town

PARKALOT

PARKALOT

Parking

5 years

Rabie Property Administrators

R22 210.16

21

Western Cape

Cape Town

Foretrust Building

Foretrust Building

Office Accommodation

5 years

Kuper-Legh Property Management

R19 647.52

22

Northern Cape

Kimberley

Assuranje Building

Assuranje Building

Office Accommodation

5 years

ZYCADEK Eiendomme (EDMS) BPK

R 8 736.97

23

Northern Cape

Springbok

Hopley Centre

Hopley Centre

Office Accommodation

5 years

Hopley Sentrum 4 CC

R39 696.79

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14 March 2019 - NW328

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesQUESTION

What was the fishing yield of each of the top 10 fishing companies in the country in 2018?

Reply:

(a) The question in its state is not clear as to what the ‘fishing yield’ is referring to. If the term fishing yield is referring to catch, the reported estimated catches are computed below in Table 1.

The reported catches are estimates extracted from the Landing Declarations per right holder for 2018. In the case where landed fish is processed, conversion factors have been applied as per gazetted Conversion Rates.

NO

Right Holder Name

Total

Hake Deep Sea Trawl

Hake Inshore Trawl

Hake Longline

Horse Mackerel

Large Pelagics

Small Pelagics

Squid

1

Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd

46663.362

44940.858

   

1722.504

     

2

Pioneer Fishing (West Coast) Limited

36171.585

         

36171.585

 

3

Amawandle Pelagic (Pty) Ltd

35863.722

         

35863.722

 

4

Irvin & Johnson Ltd

34711.057

33766.243

   

918.959

   

25.855

5

West Point Fishing Corporation (Pty) Ltd

33211.780

         

33211.780

 

6

Lucky Star Limited

28989.890

         

28989.890

 

7

Premier Fishing SA (Pty) Ltd

12088.932

647.789

 

45.166

291.656

15.572

10979.330

109.419

8

Eyethu Fishing (Pty) Ltd

10633.152

4403.661

305.816

57.393

804.813

 

5061.469

 

9

Gansbaai Marine (Pty) Ltd

10487.943

         

1087.943

 

10

Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd

9272.860

5723.556

   

3549.304

     

14 March 2019 - NW79

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Maynier, Mr D to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether he has appointed a special advisor since his appointment on 9 October 2018; if not, why not; if so, what (a) is the name of each special advisor and (b) are the details of the major outputs of each special advisor to date; (2) whether the special advisor(s) is or are being remunerated; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

  1. No
  2. Not applicable.

13 March 2019 - NW492

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether a State pension was paid into the bank account of a certain person (Name furnished) from 1992 to 2018; if not, why not; if so, (a) into which bank account(s) were the payments made and (b) was the specified person or her children able to access the payments?

Reply:

This pensioners (Name furnished) monthly pension was paid from January 1993 to March 2018 to the following bank account number:

ABSA (Volkskas)

Branch: Adelaide

Account no: XXXXXXXXX

She was a member of the TEPF when she retired and a widow when she died, the monthly pension stopped with her death.

There is no further pension payable to anyone.

13 March 2019 - NW300

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Wessels, Mr W to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)With reference to his reply to question 1578 on 4 July 2018 regarding the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) and the Government Employees Pension Fund’s approval of a loan of R5 billion to Eskom, what are the due diligence criteria for PIC when a short-term loan is considered; (2) (a) are the specified due diligence criteria an acceptable process which has been approved by the PIC board and (b) does the process correspond with industry acceptable investment criteria; (3) was a proper due diligence conducted in terms of the specified criteria on the R5 billion loan to Eskom; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (4) whether he will furnish Mr W W Wessels with the supporting documents regarding the loan?

Reply:

(1) All transactions entered into by the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has to adhere to the mandate requirements of its clients. The money market mandate of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) allows for investments up to a 12 month tenure, whereas the capital market mandate allows for investments for a longer tenure. Both of the mandates for these asset classes explicitly state the credit rating of the issuer and/or the instrument being the main criteria for such investment. The Eskom loan in question was done on the explicit condition that the loan should be government guaranteed , which implies that it has the highest credit quality in the domestic ZAR denominated market.

(2) The GEPF’s mandate requirements for money market and capital market transactions are in line with acceptable industry norms and standards. The GEPF’s mandate was approved by the GEPF’s Board of Trustees. The mandates of all the clients of the PIC are also approved by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA).

(3) The PIC’s Research and Project Development Team has conducted detailed research (“deep dive”) into Eskom.

(4) Due to the confidentiality of the information pertaining to the Eskom loan of R5 billion, the supporting documents cannot be made available. It should, however, be stated that this loan was granted on 1 February 2018 and repaid in full, with interest, on 1 March 2018.

13 March 2019 - NW36

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the Minister of Finance

What amount is a certain person (name furnished) being paid?

Reply:

As advised by the Prudential Authority at the SA Reserve Bank, there were no payments made by the Prudential Authority (which managed the VBS curatorship) to certain person (name furnished), but were made to the curator SizweNtsalubaGobodo Advisory Services (Pty) Limited (SNG). A certain person (name furnished) acts as the representative for the curator. The total cost of curatorship for the period 12 March 2018 to 12 November 2018 amounted to R21,6 million, excluding VAT. VBS was placed in liquidation on 13 November 2018, so the curatorship ended on 12 November 2018.

The Prudential Authority of the South African Reserve Bank (which took over the role of regulator from the Registrar on 1 April 2018) implemented various governance arrangements pertaining to the cost of curatorship at the commencement of the curatorship assignment. The governance arrangements include, inter alia, an agreement on charge-out rates, instituting a limit pertaining to the total curatorship fees for the initial 12-month period of the curatorship, as well as the management of potential conflict of interest that may arise from using other service providers.

13 March 2019 - NW339

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 3485 on 19 December 2018, the qualifications of a certain person (name furnished) were ever verified; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

According to the SARS records the person has a grade 12 qualification. At the time of his appointment to SARS it was not the practice to verify the qualifications. His qualifications have therefore not been verified by SARS.

13 March 2019 - NW438

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Shackleton, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether any plans have been put in place to increase the child support grant either in line with or above the poverty line; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Although the Treasury would like to increase the child support grant (CSG) closer to or ideally to or above the food poverty line, progress on this is being constrained by the macro-economic environment and other factors driving grant expenditure.

Increasing the value of the CSG to the food poverty line would significantly assist poor households and by definition reduce the proportion of the population defined as poor. The 2018 budget included above inflation increases to the Child Support Grant (CSG), to compensate for the VAT increase. The CSG increased from R380 in 2017/18 to an average of R405 (R400 from April to September 2018 and R410 from October 2018 to March 2019) in 2018/19. This was an annual increase of 6.6% against estimated CPI of 4.9%.

However, in the 2019 budget, because of fiscal pressures and increasing beneficiary numbers, social grant values will increase in line with long term inflation. The CSG increases from an average of R405 in 2018/19 to R425 in 2019/20 (4.9%). Despite this, the budget for social grants increases by 7.5 per cent to R175.2 billion (of which R65 billion is for CSG) in 2019/20 and exceeds R200 billion (of which R76 billion is for CSG) by 2021/22. Factored into the budget is also an increase in beneficiary coverage. In particular:

  • The demographic aging of the SA population by >3% per annum or 120,000 elderly persons per annum costs an additional R2.5 billion rising to R2.8 billion per annum over the MTEF.
  • The number of CSG beneficiaries continues to rise by around 190,000 per annum costing an additional R1 billion per annum.
  • The budget for social grants over the 2019 MTEF period also includes an allocation for a new policy proposal for a top-up CSG for double orphans, at a rate of 150% of the CSG (i.e. R615). Implementation is anticipated in 2020/21 with an initial budget of R344 million and growing to R1 billion in 2021/22.

Nevertheless, government would like in the long term to bring the CSG much closer to the food poverty line of R547 (StatsSA, 2018). Given the current 12.5 million beneficiaries, estimated to grow by about 190k per annum, raising CSG to the food poverty line will require additional allocations of R21 billion rising to R25 billion per annum. This is unfortunately not affordable at present.

13 March 2019 - NW433

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

What (a) are the reasons that the tenure of a certain official (name furnished) was extended earlier in 2019 and (b) was his response to legal action in this regard?

Reply:

a) The ACSA CEO was appointed with effect from 15 May 2013 for a period of five (5) years. His term of office lapsed on 14 May 2018, and it was extended with a six (6) months period ending on the 30th of November 2018. The Acting CEO was appointed with effect from 1 December 2018, for a period not exceeding six months or pending the finalization of the recruitment process of the new Managing Director or whichever comes first. Therefore, there is no extension granted to the CEO in 2019.

b) Not Applicable

13 March 2019 - NW69

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Finance

(1) With reference to the reply to question 2762 on 9 January 2019, what are the relevant details of the reasons why the Public Investment Corporation Social and Ethics Committee considered the matter of a R7,81 million home loan by VBS Mutual Bank (VBS) to the former President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Jacob G Zuma; (2) whether the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) granted a loan of R7,81 million to the VBS specifically for VBS to lend these funds to Mr Jacob G Zuma; if so, (a) what are the relevant details of the conditions attached by the PIC to the loan and (b) which PIC client made these funds available; (3) whether VBS has met all conditions of the loan, including making all required interest and capital repayments; if not, what (a) are the relevant details of the VBS defaults and (b) action has been taken to recover the loan and interest from VBS; (4) has Mr Jacob G Zuma paid all required interest and capital payments on the loan?

Reply:

(1) The PIC’s Social and Ethics Committee (SEC) has never considered the home loan that VBS Mutual Bank (VBS) granted to former President Zuma. According to media reports, VBS advanced a loan to Mr Zuma in September 2016. The PIC had no knowledge of, nor was it party to, that transaction. In August 2017, the transaction referred to in the reply to Parliamentary Question 2762, was referred to the SEC due to the negative media coverage that followed after VBS granted the home loan to Mr Zuma. The SEC had to assess the reputational risk for the PIC when investing in VBS.

(2) The PIC did not grant any loan to VBS to be used to lend money to former President Zuma.

The rest of the questions fall away.

13 March 2019 - NW169

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)With reference to the report of the Standing Committee on Finance on the Venda Pension Fund published in the Announcements, Tablings and Committee Reports 172-2017 on 23 November 2017, has the plan submitted by his predecessor which sets clear timeframes for the implementation of the recommendations of the Public Protector been implemented in full; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date will the plan be implemented; if so, what are the details of the implementation; (2) whether the report of his predecessor to the National Assembly on the outcomes of the action plan that was due on 15 December 2017 was submitted; if not, what are the reasons that the report was not submitted; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The National Treasury confirms that a full investigation was conducted in keeping with the Public Protector remedial action and a comprehensive report finalised on the privatisation of the Venda Pension Funds. The comprehensive report provides detail on the historical background, the process followed during the investigation in line with the Implementation Plan and findings thereof. The Implementation Plan was agreed by National Treasury and the Public Protector; and submitted to the Speaker of the National Assembly for monitoring.

2. The Minister of Finance submitted the final comprehensive report on behalf of the State to Parliament and Public Protector on the 4th December 2018. The National Treasury awaits further communication and guidance from the Speaker of the National Assembly and Public Protector on this matter.

13 March 2019 - NW39

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether the Public Affairs Research Institute has had any working relationship with the (a) National Treasury and/or (b) SA Revenue Service since 1 January 2010; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

a) No

b) SA Revenue Service contracted the services of the Public Affairs Research Institute in 2011. This followed a request for quotation, RFQ 39/2010 for purposes of conducting a SARS Corruption Study on a national basis. This was awarded on the 02 February 2011 to the value of R799,755.00.

13 March 2019 - NW68

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)       What (a) is the estimated loss of tax revenue due to the illicit trade in tobacco products in the (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (iii) 2017-18 financial years and (b) are the relevant details of all action taken by the SA Revenue Service (Sars) in order to ensure that all taxes on the trade in tobacco products in South Africa are paid; (2) Whether Sars has done any research into the actual prices that tobacco products are being sold for; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the (a) research conducted and (b) results of the research conducted?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i)   The estimated loss of tax revenue due to the illicit trade in tobacco products for the 2015/16 financial year was R6 billion compared to the estimated loss of R 4.1 billion for the 2014/15 financial year.

(ii)(iii) The estimated loss of tax revenue due to the illicit trade in tobacco products for the 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial year has not been concluded as yet.

(b) Steps taken by SARS to ensure that all taxes on the trade in tobacco products in South Africa are paid are:

  • SARS conducted Integrated Audits on the Tobacco industry for years up until 2015.
  • Amending section 113 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, (the Act) with effect from 19 January 2017 to prohibit the importation of cigarettes with a mass of more than 1.2 kilogram per 1 000 cigarettes, and the manufacture of cigarettes of which the mass of the tobacco content exceeds 0.9 kilogram per 1 000 cigarettes.
  • SARS is finalising a draft rule amendment to the Act that will be published for public comment shortly to require functional tamper-proof product counters on all the tobacco manufacturing equipment used by the industry at any licensed tobacco excise manufacturing warehouse in the country.
  • SARS is in the process of modernising its current fiscal marker and implement technology that will provide information to SARS to enable SARS to track and trace cigarettes that are manufactured throughout the value chain.
  • SARS has an integrated Audit team that was established to audit traders across multiple taxes.

There is an increased focus on illicit tobacco and cigarette trade using a multi-pronged approach that includes:

  • Establishment of the Illicit Economy Unit with a multi-disciplinary team investigating allegations of non-compliance in the tobacco industry.
  • Integrated audits are performed by the Excise team.
  • Reviews of the existing licences are conducted in line with the new measure that is under consideration for implementation.
  • Targeted port risk alerts driven interventions on raw tobacco in order to follow the trail from foreign exporter to the consignee who is either the manufacturer of the importer who supplies the manufacturer, to ensure that we can align any thread of imported raw tobacco to the volumes of production per manufacturer.
  • Audit and inspections are being conducted on cigarette manufacturing machines to ensure that SARS has sight of manufacturing equipment and its production capacity.
  • Policy review is being envisaged to enforce the cigarette manufacturing machines counters usage, with possible withdrawal of licences should the counter be found not to be operational.
  • Increased inspections at targeted areas identified as being high risk regarding suspected illicit cigarettes sold.
  • Deployment of Customs inspectors at the manufacturing sites to inspect, monitor, record and develop an understanding of the entire manufacturing value chain from raw materials that form the inputs into production and the final products in relation to the excise account declared.

(2)(a)(b)  SARS does research on a regular basis aligned to its strategic approach and focus.

In line with this approach SARS is in the process of conducting research into the tobacco industry.

13 March 2019 - NW158

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Finance

(a) What steps have been taken to give effect to the recommendations of the Nugent Commission of Inquiry into Taxation and Governance by SARS and (b) what is the current status of the specified steps?

Reply:

a) While SARS has taken some strides towards implementing the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry and is in engagement concerning others, there are certain recommendations that require Presidential approval and collaboration with National Treasury. However, from the time that the erstwhile Commissioner was suspended and the Acting Commissioner was appointed, SARS sought to repair and improve the administration of tax. The proceedings of the Nugent Commission of Inquiry ran concurrently with these endeavours taken by the Acting Commissioner and some of the recommendations made by the Commission of Inquiry echo some of the initiatives started by the Acting Commissioner.  This includes re-establishing a healthy reporting relationship between the Minister of Finance and SARS and the formation of the Illicit Economy Unit, the Unit focusing on Large Business, and more recently, a Unit to assess and analyze taxpayer compliance levels.

b) The function to plan, facilitate and monitor implementation of the Commission’s recommendations will be assigned to a small unit that continues with this work, and which will report their progress to the permanent Commissioner.

13 March 2019 - NW411

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Mulder, Dr CP to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether he, with reference to the replies to question 2271 on 31 August 2017 and question 3332 on 22 November 2018, is now in a position to indicate whether a provincial member of the Executive Council has the authority to delegate the issuing of permits to permit offices and officials; if not, what steps will he take to correct the alleged malpractice; if so, on what legal basis does such a member of the Executive Council depend to implement the specified delegation of competencies?

Reply:

Yes, the provincial MECs have the authority in terms of section 91(2) to authority delegate to any other person any power conferred upon him or her by or under the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act 93 of 1996). For the sake of ease of reference, I hereby quote section 91(2), which provides as follows

“91. Delegation by Minister and MEC

“(2) The MEC concerned may –

(a) delegate to any other person any power conferred upon him or her by or under this Act; and

(b) authorise any other person to perform any duty assigned to the MEC by or under this Act, and may effect such delegation or grant such authorisation subject to such conditions as he or she may deem fit.”

I am not aware of any alleged malpractices but should there be such, the measures to deal with those malpractices I would like to believe will be provided for in the aforesaid delegations.

13 March 2019 - NW280

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Finance

What number of (a) tender briefings were held in 2018 by (i) the National Treasury and (ii) each of the entities reporting to him and (b) the specified briefings were compulsory?

Reply:

NATIONAL TREASURY

(a) 10 Non-compulsory briefing sessions were held in 2018.

(b) Nil

ASB

The Accounting Standards Board held no tender briefings in 2018, as none of the goods and services procured meet the requirements for issuing tenders.

CBDA

In the 2018/19 financial year the Co-operative Banks Development Agency (CBDA) did not have any tender briefings.

The only tender briefing held by the CBDA was in the 2017/18 financial year, with tender number: NT 013-1-2017 and it was a non-compulsory briefing session.

FAIS OMBUD

The Office of the Ombud for Financial Services Providers (FAIS Ombud) would like to confirm that o tender briefings were held for the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

FIC

(a) The FIC held 3 tender briefing sessions.

(b) All three (3) briefing sessions were compulsory

FSCA

(a) Eleven (11) briefing sessions were held.

(b) Seven (7) thereof were compulsory.

GEPF

(a) The GEPF held the following compulsory tender briefing meeting from 1 January 2018 – 31 December 2018:

  • Strategic Investment Advisory Service
  • Legal Services
  • External Auditors

(b) The tender briefings were compulsory

GPAA

The Government Pensions Administration Agency had eleven compulsory briefing sessions in 2018.

IRBA

  1. One tender briefing session was held in 2018;
  2. The session was compulsory.

LAND BANK

Land Bank had 17 compulsory briefing sessions in 2018

PFA

The Office of the Pension Funds Adjudicator had 3 tender briefings for 2018 and were all not compulsory for prospective bidders to attend. The tenders relate to the procurement of Information Technology Infrastructure and Public Relations consultancy services.

PIC

(a) The PIC had 15 tender briefing sessions in 2018:

  • Open Tenders – 14 briefing sessions; and
  • Closed Bids – 1 briefing session.

(b) All of the briefing sessions stated above were compulsory.

SARS

(a)(i) NT to respond

(ii) SARS issued 31 tenders for the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

(b) Out of the 31 tenders, 22 had tender briefings with 9 being compulsory and 13 being non-

compulsory.

SASRIA

Sasria SOC Ltd has not had any tender briefings during the period 01 April 2017 up to 31 March 2018.

TAX OMBUD

a) Only one (1) tender briefing was held in the year 2017/18 financial year and none in 2018/2019 financial year.

b) Yes, the tender briefing in 2017/2018 was compulsory.

13 March 2019 - NW435

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What measures have been put in place to deal with vandalism and destruction of rail infrastructure in each province, (b) on what date were the measures put in place in each case, (c)(i) what processes, procedures and mechanisms are in place to ensure that the measures are effective and (ii) how is this measured in each case and (d)(i) what is being planned in future in this regard and (ii) what are the time frames in this regard?

Reply:

a) In each region, security personnel are deployed to combat theft and vandalism.

In the four regions a total compliment of 3,060 protective service personnel have been deployed, supported by 3,578 external security service providers. In Cape Town, further reinforcement in the form of drones and forensic support have been added as part of a pilot project. This has proven successful and plans are afoot to roll out this project to Gauteng in the next financial year. Furthermore, in Cape Town, PRASA and the City of Cape Town have entered into a partnership to provide an additional 100 security personnel which is deployed in high risk areas. This is proving very effective. The initiative is funded by the City and PRASA.

b) The deployment of security personnel (in house and external) has been in place for a long time. The internal PRASA security and external service providers have been in place for over ten years. Security deployments are reviewed and re-assigned on a case by basis and all deployments are informed by security risks as they arise.

c) (i) All security deployments are reviewed monthly to evaluate effectiveness and the required changes effected to combat crime.

(ii) The measures are dependent on the security risks associated with the specific area.

d) (i) Security fencing, CCTV, alarms, fire detection and intrusion detection for all substations, relay rooms and high sites are being planned. Other projects include the corridor fencing and corridor monitoring that will significantly enhance the protection of assets.

(ii) Some projects, such as corridor fencing, are being rolled out already, the rest will be roll out during the 2019/20 to 2021/22 MTEF period.

13 March 2019 - NW296

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)What are the full relevant details of the way in which the trustees of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) have fulfilled their fiduciary obligations with regard to the transactions entered into by the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) on behalf of the GEPF with the (a) investments in Steinhoff and the eventual write-off of the investment, (b) the investments in Ayo Technology Solutions Ltd, (c) the fruitless investment in Sagarmatha Technologies, (d) the investments in and loans to Sekunjalo and Independent Media and the eventual write-off of the investment(s) and loan(s) and (e) the investments in VBS Mutual Bank; (2) in each case, what amount was (a) invested, (b) loaned and (c) finally written off; (3) (a) what communication took place in each case between the GEPF and the PIC, (b) whether the trustees of the GEPF were fully informed about the nature of the investments and write-offs and (c) what were the responses of the GEPF trustees in each case?

Reply:

(1) The GEPF has already provided a detailed response to a similar question in broad terms which applies to detailed investment monitoring, refer to the response provided to Question Number: 1220 [NW1316E] dated 2 May 2018.

The GEPF and PIC have entered into a formal arrangement stipulating the terms under which the PIC is authorised to manage the assets of the GEPF. The Trustees have implemented variouis the monitoring and compliance measures to enable them to effectively discharge their fiduciary duty of investment monitoring. The Board has constituted permanent committees and sub-committeees to give effect to its strategic functions, including investment monitoring. All the committees have formal terms of reference that clearly set out the mandate and duties of the each committee. These are briefly described below.

Board Committees:

1. The Investment Committee is a committee of the Board whose duty includes monitoring the Investment Managers’ investments, including the PIC. Part of the investment committee’s duty is to consider various factors including any changes in the Fund’s liabilities as reported by the Fund’s Valuator, and any changes in the expected return on the Fund’s assets, the likely volatility of the value of the Fund’s assets and any implications those changes may have on the funding level of the Fund, contribution requirements, or benefits of the Fund, including but not limited to:

    • Monitoring and reviewing the performance of Investment Manager(s) primarily the PIC, to assure compliance with policy, procedures, risk and return objectives as set out in their mandate(s);
  • Monitoring investment performance. The investment committee ensures that an independent review and evaluation of the performance of the investment portfolio is conducted at least quarterly.
  • Reviewing quarterly investment reports and reporting where appropriate to the Board on issues that are considered important or relevant for Board deliberation.

2. Valuations Sub-Committee: The Valuations sub-committee is a sub-committee of the Finance and Audit Committee and reports into the Finance and Audit Committee of the Board and the Investment Committee. The Valuations sub-committee has been established to advise the Fund on the relatively complex matter of the valuation of the unlisted investments of the Fund managed by the PIC.

Management Committees:

1. The GEPF/ PIC Investment Liaison Committee: The purpose of the Investment Liaison Committee is to bridge the gap between the PIC and GEPF’s Investment Committees with the implementation of the GEPF’s reporting requirements, resolution of queries and implementation of the investment strategy as set out in the investment mandate of the GEPF. The Investment Liaison Committee also facilitates smooth investment processes and ease the flow of information and communication between the GEPF, PIC, Government Pensions Administration Agency and any third party service providers of the GEPF on investment matters.There are monthly meetings that are augmented by more regular interaction as necessary.

2. The GEPF/ PIC Exco to Exco committee: The GEPF/PIC Exco-to-Exco was established to, subject to the direction of the Board of Directors, of both GEPF and PIC, exercise the powers and perform the duties conferred or imposed upon it by the Government Employees Pension Law. Part of the duties include oversight responsibilities in relation to the implementation of the GEPF Investment Management Agreement. There are monthly meetings that are augmented by more regular interaction as necessary.

3. ESG Working Committtee; The purpose of the ESG working committee is to address the environmental, social and governance matters within the PIC and GEPF Investment Committees in order to implement the Responsible Investment strategy as set out in the investment mandate and investment beliefs of the GEPF quartely.

(1) (a) The GEPF has not written-off its investment in Steinhoff and this is reflected at its current market value

(1) (b) The GEPF’s investment in Ayo Technologies is reflected at its current market value and has not been written-off.

(1) (c) The GEPF has not invested in Sagamartha.  

(1) (d) The Fund’s investment in Independent Media and VBS have been impaired and this is fully disclosed in the  GEPF’s 2017/18 Annual Report with their respective impairment amounts of R1058320000 and R374700000.

(2) Refer to the reply above.

(3) The PIC does not have to inform the GEPF of the investment that it makes provided that it’s within the mandate. Monitoring and reporting takes place as detailed above (answer to question 1).

13 March 2019 - NW178

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to his reply to question 1635 on 12 June 2018, what (a) amount was paid out by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) to victims of train crashes since 1 June 2018, (b) number of persons were (i) killed and (ii) injured in Prasa-related crashes in the specified time period and (c)(i) has he found to be the main causes of accidental deaths and injuries on the Prasa network, (ii) steps has his department taken to rectify the situation and (iii) are the deadlines, milestones, time frames and time lines in this regard?

Reply:

(a) R435,600-00 was paid out by PRASA to victims of train crashes since 1 June 2018.

(b) Train Crashes since 1 June 2018 to date (Open Line Collisions and Collisions with Motor Vehicles)

Open Line Collision

Date

  1. Injuries

(ii) Fatalities

June 2018

0

0

July 2018

0

0

August 2018

0

0

September 2018

112

0

October 2018

320

0

November 2018

0

0

December 2018

0

0

January 2019

817

3

TOTAL

1,249

3

(c) (i) Main causes of accidental deaths and injuries are collisions due to:

  • Human error
  • Signal failures because of theft and malicious damage to property
  • Poor supervision due to shortage of Section Managers

(ii) See table below for steps taken to rectify the situation.

(iii) See table below for deadlines, milestones, time frames and timelines.

 

(ii)

Safety Interventions

(iii)

Time Frames

Progress

1

Effective management of Human Factors.

On-going

The Recruitment of a Human Factors Specialist is in progress. The position was advertised in December 2018.

2

Filling of Safety Critical vacancies

On-going (Vacancies)

The process of filling the safety critical position is well underway and progressing very well in all the Regions. An amount of R33 million was set aside for this purpose.

3

Training of staff on Abnormal Working Conditions.

Annually

The initial training was completed in September 2018. The training is incorporated in the Refresher training manual for Safety Critical personnel within the Train Operations environment

4

Implementation of alternative method of train working only authorized by Section Managers.

Implemented in March 2018 and on going

Internal Functional Audits were conducted in all regions to monitor compliances and address identified gaps.

5

Allocation of additional security resources in identified hotspots for theft and vandalism.

On-going

Due to escalating theft and vandalism, Safety Patrollers and Safety Marshalls are deployed in some high incidents corridors.

7

Safety Awareness Campaigns

Monthly

Regional Campaigns are conducted monthly

8

Implementation of Board of Inquiry (BOI) Recommendations

As and when a BOI is instituted.

A complete assessment for recommendations of all previous incidents dating back to 2015 is in progress

13 March 2019 - NW439

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Shackleton, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether the Government’s reprioritisation of R33,4 billion over the 2019-2022 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework for service delivery and infrastructure development will take into account areas that have never had running water, such as Wards 8, 13, 14, 49 and 95 in Hammanskraal in Gauteng; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Water supply infrastructure is funded through various grants, including the Regional Bulk Infrastructure Grant, the Water Services Infrastructure Grant and the Municipal Infrastructure Grant. In metropolitan municipalities like the City of Tshwane, where these wards are located, the Urban Settlements Development Grant is a supplementary grant for municipal infrastructure services. The grant allocations are based on household backlogs and poverty weighted data.

The choice of which projects are funded from the Urban Settlements Development Grant is determined by metropolitan municipalities. Projects must be identified in the municipality’s Integrated Development Plan and then included in their Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan.

13 March 2019 - NW99

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the reply to question 2426 on 13 September 2018, (a) what number of (i) trains, (ii) coaches and (iii) locomotives have been vandalised (aa) in each month since 1 October 2018, (b) on what date did each incident take place and (c) what are the relevant details of the investigations that followed each incident, particularly with regard to the (i) outcomes and (ii) recommendations of each specified investigation?

Reply:

METRORAIL

(a) (i) 24 trains

(ii) The Metrorail fleet is made up of coaches that are not permanently coupled, the new fleet will have permanently coupled coaches and the system will thus record train sets.

The matrix’s below reflects Metrorail coaches vandalised. (Train set configuration = 10 to 12 coaches per train)

(aa) & (b) The data below reflects the date of the incident details for Metrorail Coaches