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18 April 2019 - NW399

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

What number of loan applications have been approved by the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) for artificial intelligence and online companies since the establishment of Sefa?”

Reply:

The Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) has not funded applications for artificial intelligence and online companies since establishment.

18 April 2019 - NW62

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Dlamini, Ms L to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(1)Whether she has been informed that she has been implicated in testimony made under oath and in written documents by Mr Agrizzi at the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to Inquire into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State, chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo; if so, were the allegations made by Mr Agrizzi in respect of her true; (2) whether she declared any financial or material gifts from Bosasa as required by the Executive Members’ Ethics Act, Act 82 of 1998; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) The Honourable Member would be aware that the question he is asking is already in the public domain including the communication between my lawyers and the Judicial Commission of Inquiry c haired by Deputy Chief Justice Zondo. The Commission has also been on record to advise that the individuals who are somehow implicated by certain witnesses at the said inquiry would also be given an opportunity to testify and or to give their own account of events. The Honuorable Member is therefore advised to be patient until that particular opportunity surfaces.

(2) This particular question is also likely to form part of the evidence at the said inquiry.

 

 

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18 April 2019 - NW423

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

(1)With reference to her media statement issued on 15 February 2019 in which she stated that the Student Housing Infrastructure Programme is working on a range of partnerships to provide an additional 100 000 beds for accommodation of students of public technical and vocational education and training colleges over the next 10 years, what (a) progress has already been achieved in this regard and (b) number of additional beds will be made available at each of our public technical and vocational education and training colleges; (2) will this eventually lead to a bigger intake of students at our public technical and vocational education and training colleges; if so, (a) what growth in numbers is to be expected, (b) when is it envisaged that this growth will happen, (c) what amount should be budgeted for the growth in infrastructure for teaching and learning and (d) how will this be funded?

Reply:

1. (a) The Department is implementing the Student Housing Infrastructure Programme, which aims to provide 100 000 new beds for the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college sector over ten years. Three pilot projects are currently underway, and the following progress has been reported:

  • The Department has allocated funds from the TVET College Infrastructure Grant to provide bulk services on the Teko Campus of the King Hintsa TVET College. The intention is that the college will construct student residences with 800 beds once the bulk services have been completed as part of a Public Private Partnership;
  • A student housing project with 1 200 beds is planned at the Lephalale TVET College in Limpopo. The feasibility study for the project is being funded by the Infrastructure Investment Programme of South Africa, a joint initiative to fund infrastructure projects by the South African government and European Union; and
  • The Northlink TVET College plans to develop 1 500 new beds on its Tygerberg Campus following the completion of its campus master plan, which is currently in progress.

(b) These three pilot projects aim to construct 3 500 new beds as part of the initial phase. Subsequent phases over the remaining ten year period will work towards achieving the target of constructing 100 000 new beds on various TVET college campuses.

2. The investments made in student accommodation are not expected to expand enrolments within the short to medium term.

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18 April 2019 - NW428

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

What (a) number of residential properties under his department’s custodianship are leased out to private persons in each region, (b) is the name of each specified person and (c) amount in monthly rental does each person pay? NW491E

Reply:

a) The Department of Public Works currently has 346 residential properties that are leased out to private persons across all the 11 Regional Offices.

b) and (c) Please see attached Annexure A.

18 April 2019 - NW143

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Groenewald, Mr HB to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

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 department 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:

In line with the 2007 Ministerial Handbook, all travel privileges for former Members of Parliament are administered and paid for by Parliament. I am therefore not aware of any provision in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook which caters for Departments to incur travel expenditure for former Ministers and their spouses, Deputy Ministers and their spouses, Ministers’ widows or widowers and Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers.

18 April 2019 - NW342

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Finance

(a) Who paid for the Nugent Commission of Inquiry Into Tax Administration and Governance by SA Revenue Service (the Commission) and (b) are the details of the amount that was paid in Rand, including remuneration of individuals and employees and cost of consumables; (2) (a)(i) what total amount and at what rate per day was Justice Robert Nugent paid for the work of the Commission and (ii) for what number of days in total and (b) on what date was his last day of remunerated work; (3) has the commission completed its work; if not, on what legal provision is the commission relying for continuing to be active at SARS after completion of its work and the submission of its final report if so, when was the last official day?

Reply:

1. (a) The Nugent Commission was funded by the fiscus, which is the same as other Commissions.

   (b) A total amount of R7 985 726 was spent on the Commission.

2. (a) Judge Nugent was paid in accordance with the President’s determination on remuneration of the Chairperson of the Commission. He received a total amount R816 459 for the period 1 June to 31 December 2018.

  (b) The last day of the Commission was 31 December 2018.

3. The work of the Commission has been finalised and the report was submitted to the Office of the President.

18 April 2019 - NW127

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Bara, Mr M R to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

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 Department 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 01 April 2018?

Reply:

(a)(i) and (ii); (b)(i) and (ii); (c); and (d)(i) and (ii).

The total expenditure incurred by the Department, in terms of travel privileges by former Ministers and Deputy Ministers as well as their related family members, had always formed part of the audited Departmental Annual Reports that are submitted to Parliament at specific intervals after the close of each financial year. The same process, as outlined above, would be followed in terms of the current financial year.

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18 April 2019 - NW429

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

Whether any plans have been put in place to upgrade the Humansdorp Magistrate’s Court in the Eastern Cape to make it safer and more user-friendly; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Yes, the Department of Public Works (DPW) has put a plan in place to upgrade the Humansdorp Magistrate’s Court in the Eastern Cape.

The project is registered under the project name: Humansdorp Magistrate’s Office, construction of additional accommodation (Works Control System No. 044681) and it is currently in the design phase, i.e. Status 4.

The anticipated key dates for project execution are as follows:

  • By end of May 2019 the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (the client department) to provide the revised assessments and confirm availability of funding for the project.
  • By end of May 2019 the DPW to finalise designs and process the approval of the sketch plan.
  • By end of June 2019 the procurement process (i.e. appointment of the building contractor) to start.
  • Thereafter, the project is expected to be implemented over a period of two and half years. Meaning that by the end of 2021 the project should be reaching completion.

18 April 2019 - NW430

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) What number of heads of departments of his department completed performance assessments in the (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18 financial years? (2) What are the reasons for any heads of departments not completing performance assessments in each specified financial year?

Reply:

(1) It is assumed that the Honourable Member, when asking about heads of departments in the Department of Public Works that reference is actually made to the Director General, Deputy Directors-General and Chief Directors, who head various business units in the Department of Public Works. In this respect, the details are as follows:

(a) 2015-16 financial year: 34 heads of departments completed performance assessments.

(b) 2016-17 financial year: 30 heads of departments completed performance assessments.

(c) 2017-18 financial year: 34 heads of departments completed performance assessments.

(2) In a few cases wherein non-compliance occurred by managers in the respective financial years, the reasons have mainly centred around the submission of performance assessments after the stipulated deadlines. As a result, the Department has instituted action and excluded the affected officials from any performance incentives linked to their positions.

18 April 2019 - NW279

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Yako, Ms Y to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

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

Reply:

Department of Environmental Affairs

(a) (i) Number of tender briefings in:

2017/18 = Eighteen(18); and

2018/19 = Sixteen(16)

Total = Thirty-four (34)

(b) 2017/18 = Seveteen (17); and

     2018/19 = Seven (7)

     Total = 24

 

iSimangaliso

(a) (ii) Number of tender briefings in:

2017/18 = None (0); and

2018/19 = One (1)

Total = One (1)

(b) One (1)

 

South African National Biodiversity Institute

(a) (ii) Number of tender briefings in:

2017/18 = Twenty-seven (27); and

2018/19 = Thirty-four (34)

Total = Sixty-one (61)

(b) Sixty (60)

 

South African National Parks

(a) (ii) Number of tender briefings in:

2017/18 = Thirty-five (35); and

2018/19 = Nineteen (19)

Total = Fifty-four (54)

(b) Fifty-two (52)

 

South African Weather Service

(a) (ii) Number of tender briefings in:

2017/18 = Nine (9); and

2018/19 = Nine (9)

Total = 18

(b) Seventeen (17)

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18 April 2019 - NW322

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

What number of loan applications were (a) approved and (b) rejected by the Small Enterprise Finance Agency in each of the past five financial years”

Reply:

a) Approved loan applications:

Approvals – Loan Applications

FY2014

FY2015

FY2016

FY2017

FY2018

Grand Total

340

420

389

196

249

b) Rejected loan applications:

Rejected – Loan Applications

FY2014

FY2015

FY2016

FY2017

FY2018

Grand Total

79

91

139

221

184

18 April 2019 - NW194

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Kruger, Mr HC to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

What (a) number of international trips did (i) she and (ii) the Deputy Minister undertake (aa) in the (aaa) 2013-14 and (bbb) 2014-15 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2015, (b) was the (i) destination and (ii) purpose of each trip and (c) amount did each trip cost in terms of (i) flights, (ii) accommodation and (iii) any other related expenses?

Reply:

(a)(i)(aa) The Minister of Small Business Development’s official international travel are as follows:

(aa)(aaa) 2013 – 2014

Minister was only appointed to her current portfolio end of May 2014 on which falls under 2014 – 2015 financial year.

(aa)(bbb) 2014 – 2015

One trip was undertaken by the Minister during this financial year

(bb) 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016

Six trips were undertaken by the Minister during this financial year.

(bb) 1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017

(a)(i)(b) The destination and purpose of each trip is as follows:

(i) Destination

(ii) Purpose

Milan, Italy

15 – 18 March 2015

attend the Entrepreneurship Ministerial to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress

Zimbabwe, Bulawayo

29 April – 1 May 2015

To attend and participate in the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) and have bilateral talks with meet her counterpart, Minister Sithembiso Nyoni, Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development of the Republic of Zimbabwe.

Deauville, France

14 – 16 October 2015

To attend and address the 11th Edition of the Women’s Forum Global Meeting on the Economy and Society.

(i) Destination

(ii) Purpose

UK, London

16 – 20 October 2015

To attend and speak at the 11th South Africa – United Kingdom Bilateral Forum to enhance South Africa- UK Economic relations, upon the invitation of the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation.

Berlin, Germany

7 – 11 November 2015

To support President Zuma on his State visit to Germany and to address the Opening of the Youth Skills Development And Employment Symposium.

Switzerland, Geneva

11 – 13 November 2015

To meet with Executives of the UNCTAD, ILO AND WIPO on how these institutions can work with South Africa to implore interventions into the informal sector and enhance South Africa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

USA, New York

11 – 18 March 2016

To participate and lead round table discussion on gender economic empowerment as part of the South Africa’s delegation attending the 60th Session of The United Nation Commission on the Status of Women.

Maputo, Mozambique

20 – 21 March 2016

To attend and participate as well as accompany the SMME’s delegation to a programme Business Forum

New Delhi and Goa, India

11 – 18 October 2016

To attend the 8th BRICS Summit, BRICS Ministers of Trade and BRICS Trade Fair

(a)(i)(c) The costs of the trip were as follows:

Country

(i)Flights

(ii)Accommodation

(iii)Other expenses

Milan, Italy

R 90 000.00

R 15 000.00

R36 000.0

Zimbabwe, Bulawayo

R27 480.00

R 12 000.00

R13 500.00

Deauville, France and UK, London

R365 000.00

R91 259.00

R116 689.00

Berlin, Germany and Switzerland, Geneva

R142 000.00

R56 220.00

R56 628.00

USA, New York

R130 980.00

R80 778.00

R140 608.00

(a)(ii)(aa) The Deputy Minister undertook official international travel as follows:

(aa) (aaa) 2013-14

No DSBD related travel was undertaken by Deputy Minister as she was only appointed to her current portfolio at the end of May 2014.

(aa)(bbb) 2014-15

Five trips were undertaken by the Deputy Minister for this financial year.

 

(a)(ii)(b) The destination and purpose of each trip is as follows:

(i) Destination

(ii) Purpose

Switzerland, Zurich

Date:

15-17 September

Deputy Minister travelled to the International seminar on the essential role of women in business for economic sustainability in Zurich, Switzerland to deliver a lecture on the role of the Department in supporting and creating women led enterprises.

India, Dehli and Mumbai

Date:

14-27 November

To lead a delegation of 34 South African SMME crafters to the India International Trade Fair, as part of the Department’s access to market programme.

USA, New York

Date:

09-20 March

To participate at the 59th session of the United Nations Commission on the status of women, as part of the South African official national delegation and speak on the Department support for women led enterprises.

Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam

Date:

23-26 March

To lead a business delegation on an international trade mission organised by the PBF as part of its primary objective of creating a platform of dialogue between its business community, national and international businesses, amongst others.

Brazil, Sao Paulo

Date:

14-16 March

To lead a South African delegation of pre-dominantly South African women entrepreneurs to attend the Global Summit of Women, in a drive to ensure that women are exposed to international business trends, and for government leaders from around the world to exchange solutions in policies and programs that can accelerate women’s economic development

USA, Atlanta and Santa Fe

Date: 04-14 July

To lead a delegation of South African crafters and artists as part of the DSBD’s commitment to facilitating different interventions that are geared towards supporting the South African Creative Industries to access international markets. The trip was also aimed at promoting a healthy trading relationship between South Africa and the United States, as well as learning and sharing experiences that would contribute to the domestic growth and exports of South Africa’s Creative Industries.

(c) The costs of the trip were as follows:

Country

(i)Flights

(ii)Accommodation

(iii)Other expenses

Switzerland, Zurich

R147, 446.00

R27, 432.00

R58, 046.41

India, Dehli and Mumbai

R146537.56

R61, 403.04

R39, 574.04

USA, New York

R268, 103.16

R96, 709.14

R47, 357.16

Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam

R27, 714.78

R10, 995.60

R51, 234.48

Brazil, Sao Paulo

R179, 910.88

R75, 367.72

R54, 351.14

USA, Atlanta and Santa Fe

R519, 622.88

R110, 450.17

R108, 145.94

18 April 2019 - NW408

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Communications, Telecommunications and Postal Services

(1)Whether the Government will give any guarantees so that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) can implement its turnaround plan; if not, why not; if so, (a) on what date will it take place and (b) what is the monetary value of the guarantees; (2) how does the Government intend to ensure that the SABC remains functional without dismissing staff; (3) how will the Government protect the SABC board members against the consequences and personal liability in terms of the Companies Act, Act 71 of 2008, due to the SABC's threatening insolvency?NW471E]

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows:

1) The Department is currently engaged in ongoing discussions with the National Treasury for a Government Guarantee and / or financial bail-out in order for the SABC to implement a Turnaround Strategy that will be finalized before 30 September 2019. While the Government recognizes that the SABC requires urgent financial assistance, a final

decision on the type of assistance (Government Guarantee or bailout or a combination of both) as well as the exact amount has however not been reached at this stage.

2) Dismissal of staff members is the responsibility of the SABC management team wherein staff members found to have transgressed any of the SABC policies as applicable as and when required, due process will be followed by the SABC management.

3) The department of Communications and National Treasury’s GTAC are assisting the SABC in its application for both a Government Guarantee and financial bailout. These applications are meant to assist the SABC in its looming insolvency.

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

18 April 2019 - NW195

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Chance, Mr R to ask the Minister of Small Development

What was the (a) destination, (b) purpose, (c) detailed cost breakdown and (d) outcomes of her overseas trips conducted since 1 June 2017?”

Reply:

Date

Date: 13-16 June 2017

(a) Destination

Washington, Unites States of America

(b) Purpose

Attending the 11th Biennial United States-Africa Business Summit

(c) Detailed cost breakdown

Approximately Air travel: R133 038.23

Approximately Subsistence and Travel (S&T): R8 202.01

Approximately Accommodation: R 83 338.40

Approximately Ground transport: R 9 254.00

(d) Outcomes of the trip

Minister was requested by the State President, former President Jacob Zuma to represent South Africa at the 11th Biennial USA-Africa Business Summit wherein Minister would speak to South Africa and Africa’s economic strategies and partnership with the US Governments policies towards South Africa and Africa. This included the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and elements of the SA-US bilateral partnership. In addition, Minister provided the rationale for Africa’s developmental approach as implemented through regional integration and as premised on Agenda 2063: The Africa we want. Minister further provided a progress update on how Africa is making great strides to realising its regional integration aspirations through the implementation of the Tri-Partite Free-Trade Area (and other regional free trade areas) as well as the Continental Free Trade Area. Minister Zulu further met with the World Bank Group to discuss potential partnership with the Bank in so far as entrepreneurship is concerned. The Bank committed to work with DSBB through their regional office to render relevant assistance in entrepreneurship policy and support for emerging and high performing enterprises.

Date

Date: 21-24 June 2017

(a) Destination

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

(b) Purpose

Attending the 9th Conference of Ministers of the Coordination Committee for Development of African Handicraft (CODEPA)

(c) Detailed cost breakdown

Approximately Air Travel: R 21 564.69

Approximately S&T: R 8 571.00

Approximately Accommodation: R 12 200.00

Approximately Ground Transport: R 11 481.00

(d) Outcomes of the trip

The focus of the 9th Conference of Ministers of the Committee for Development of African (CODEPA) Handicraft was to engage on matters relating to the development and promotion of African handicrafts. The Conference also reflected on the 8th CODEPA Conference and held dialogues on ways to address obstacles in the handicrafts sector across the continent. The conference agreed on renewed efforts towards; investing additional resources in the sector for development purposes; the need to enhance support for infrastructure, skills and market access initiatives within the African continent and beyond and; the necessity for data-collection and analysis in the craft environment, amongst the key outcomes.

Minister Lindiwe Zulu was elected as the Second Vice President of the CODEPA. South Africa will assume the Presidency of and host the CODEPA Conference in 2019 given CODEPA’s succession system. Linked to this role, South Africa is to share with other member states the best practises on the development of and on the promotion of the craft sector. Furthermore, South Africa and Zimbabwe, agreed to work together in mobilising Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States to participate and collaborate on flagship projects in the craft sector through bilateral means as well as through CODEPA.

Date

01 – 7 September 2017

(a) Destination

Xiamen, China

(b) Purpose

To attend the 9th BRICS Summit which was held against the theme: BRICS A stronger partnership for a brighter Future? The Minister was requested by the President to support him in attendance particularly with matters relating to SMME Development.

(c) Detailed cost breakdown

Approximately Air travel: R 188 677.38

Approximately S&T: R 28 766.00

Approximately Accommodation: R 102 349.00.

Approximately Ground transport: R 35 156.29

(d) Outcomes of the trip

The BRICS Summit adopted the BRICS Declaration which looked at progress on matters discussed in the previous BRICS Summit and determined ways and means to further enhance the partnership based on mutual and equal benefit for all members. The summit further prioritized putting in place mechanisms that enhance economic development and inclusion of all members particularly through the promotion of SMME Development. The meeting also discussed matters pertaining to the global economic situation and international economic governance, international and regional hotspot issues and national security and development, amongst others. The Summit also acknowledged the recent launch of the Africa Regional Centre of the New Development Bank (NDB), which was launched last month in Johannesburg. The BRICS Development Bank underlines BRIC’s commitment to the development of the African continent and emerging markets.

Date

Date: 07 – 13 October 2017

(a) Destination

Guangzhou, China

(b) Purpose

Attending 14th China International Small and Medium Enterprise Fair (CISMEF)

(c) Detailed cost breakdown

Approximately Air travel: R 180 838.29

Approximately S&T: R 32 683.00

Accommodation: Not applicable.

Ground transport: Not applicable.

(d) Outcomes of the trip

South Africa co-hosted the 14th CISMEF and this provided the Department with an opportunity to show-case the capabilities of local SME’s in South Africa with those at a global scale. The opportunity afforded our SME’s with a platform not only to access global markets for their products but, also to gain linkages to their Chinese counterparts.

The upshot of CISMEF was the conducting of Business to Business (B2B) match making engagements principally with clients from the Bank of China and other business associations. South African exhibitors have reported successful market linkages with Chinese counterparts. The process of engagement between South African and Chinese companies is ongoing which may translate into trade opportunities for participating enterprises, as well as possible new markets.

Date

Date: 17 – 23 November 2017

(a) Destination

Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland

(b) Purpose

Attending the 2017 Start-up Nations Summit

(c) Detailed cost breakdown

Approximately Air Travel: R 90520.00

Approximately S&T: R 28 443.00

Approximately Accommodation: R 8 490.00

Approximately Ground Transport: R 54 269.70

(d) Outcomes of the trip

The Minister represented South Africa in participation in the Start-up Nations Chapter in South Africa, the Start-up Nations Summit and Bilateral meetings in Finland was aimed to broaden economic relations between South Africa and Finland in the areas of Informal and Communication Technology; and Research and Development.

A series of bilateral engagements between the Minister of Small Business Development with counterparts in Finland took place. These engagements led to amongst other outcomes, to strategic partnership noted through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Minister of Small Business Development and the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Entrepreneurship Network to facilitate access to market for SMMES and start-ups, partnerships and navigating through government regulations in the respective countries.

Date

14 - 19 April 2018

(a) Destination

Istanbul, Turkey

(b) Purpose

To attend and participate at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC). South Africa through the department of Small Business Development is a member of the Global Entrepreneurship Network which is responsible for the GEC.

(c) Detailed cost breakdown

Approximately Air travel: R 135 841.93

Approximately S&T: R 25 388.00

Approximately Accommodation: R 24 881.00

Approximately Ground transport: R 22 186.00

(d) Outcomes of the trip

South Africa participated in the GEC as we previously hosted the 2017 Congress in Johannesburg and needed to take forward the matters discussed in that year. South Africa also serves as a Member of the Start-up Nations Steering Committee which directs the agenda for the Start-up Nations Summit. The Conference discussed ways of enhancing Entrepreneurship policy globally and success and failures experienced in various regions. South Africa also took a few of its high performing start-ups to experience the global developmental trends by other start-ups but also to share our own experience. South Africa also received 3 awards for its work in developing the South African and regional entrepreneurial ecosystem. These included: the GEN Country of the year award; the GEN Brand Champions award; and the GEN Research Champions awards. This acknowledgement is good for the country as it is seen as a catalyst in developing entrepreneurial policy and encouraging start-ups. South Africa further contributed to discussions on digital inclusion for entrepreneurship ecosystems, the role of entrepreneurship ecosystems and governing with dynamic growth-orientated business in mind.

Date

03 – 08 June 2018

(a) Destination

Brussels, Belgium

(b) Purpose

Attending and participating in the 12th European Development Days Conference

(c) Detailed cost breakdown

Approximately Air travel: R 226 165, 36

Approximately S&T: R34 763, 32

Approximately Accommodation: R 56 940, 00

Approximately Ground transport: R 12 000, 00

(d) Outcomes of the trip

Minister Zulu participated in the 12th EU Development Days representing South Africa upon the request of Minister of International Relations and Cooperation. The conference deliberated on “Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower and invest.” Minister delivered remarks at a Special Session dedicated to the Centenaries of the late President Mandela and Mama Alberatina Sisulu on their role in the Upliftment of women. The South Africa delegation also had meetings with the European Union division responsible for Entrepreneurship development and with the African and European Business Angels Network to forge stringer ties with South African entrepreneurs and possible partnerships on entrepreneurial policy. Minister Zulu also met with her Belgian counterpart to strengthen our bilateral partnership on the enhancement of SMME and Cooperatives development and consider relooking at agreements that have lapsed in this regard.

Date

09 – 13 July 2018

(a) Destination

Washington DC, USA

(b) Purpose

Attendance at the 17th AGOA Forum representing South Africa.

(c) Detailed cost breakdown

Approximately Air travel: R 196 995.00

Approximately S&T: R 18 122.80

Approximately Accommodation: R 25 000.00

Approximately Ground transport: R 3 000.00

(d) Outcomes of the trip

Minister Zulu together with Minister Davies represented South Africa participated in AGOA to further strengthen Africa’s position of the forum and to also highlight South Africa’s own priorities under the partnership in line with the theme Forging New Strategies for US-Africa Trade. South Africa also contributed to discussions on “facilitating US-Africa Small Business Trade through e-commerce and highlighted Africa’s experience in this regard. South Africa also engaged with the US Small Business Administration to enhance bilateral relations as it related to the promotion of Small Business and Cooperatives development.

Date

27-30 August 2018

(a) Destination

Balaclava, Mauritius

(b) Purpose

Attendance and participation at the Indian-Ocean Rim Association Ministerial Conference on Women economic Empowerment

(c) Detailed cost breakdown

Approximately Air travel: R29 544.68

Approximately S&T: R11 982.80

Approximately Accommodation: Not Applicable

Approximately Ground transport: R10499. 76

(d) Outcomes of the trip

Minister Zulu was invited to attend and Co-Chair this session by virtue of South Africa’s Chair-ship of IORA from 2017-2019. South Africa’s participation was against the premise that Uniting the peoples of Africa, Asia, Australasia, and the Middle East through enhanced cooperation for peace, stability and sustainable development, in line with our national interests as a country which are manifested in our policy frameworks and underpinned by the National Development Plan (NDP). Minister Zulu also met with her Mauritius counterpart to strengthen trade and investment relations ass driven by SMME’s and Cooperatives. South Africa’s participation also highlighted the work we are doing on building the Blue Economy, Infrastructure Development, Industrialisation and Manufacturing, ICT Development and Digital Technology, and Agriculture and Agro-processing, with emphasis on localization, enterprise supplier development programmes and procurement and skills development for SMMEs within these high end productive sectors, and incorporating women into these sectors.

Date

06 -10 November 2018

(a) Destination

London, United Kingdom

(b) Purpose

Attendance and Participation Women MPs of the World Conference and Visit to We Work London

(c) Detailed cost breakdown

Approximately Air travel: Not applicable

Approximately S&T: R 6882.84

Approximately Accommodation: Not applicable

Approximately Ground transport: Not applicable

(d) Outcomes of the trip

Minister Zulu attended the Women MPs of the World Conference which deliberated on women economic empowerment issues, ending violence against women and girls, championing access to voluntary family planning, and breaking barriers to girls’ education. Minister participation expressed ow South Africa has integrated women into all spheres of society including in parliament, and leadership positions including in business. Minister also visited and met with WeWork London and Flatron School with the aim of learning about their incubation model. We Work’s model provides for shared workspace for technology start-ups communities, and services for entrepreneurs, freelancers, start-ups, small businesses and large enterprises. South Africa has a similar model through which local SMEs can also access services to enhance their operations.

Date

23-24 February 2019

(a) Destination

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

(b) Purpose

Minister Zulu was requested by President Ramaphosa to attend the Presidential Inauguration of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s President elect Mr Felix Tshiskekedi on behalf of the Republic of South Africa.

(c) Detailed cost breakdown

Approximately Air travel: Not Applicable

Approximately S&T: Not Applicable

Approximately Accommodation: Not Applicable

Approximately Ground transport: Not Applicable

(d) Outcomes of the trip

Minister Zulu represented South Africa at the Presidential Inauguration of the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo to show South Africa’s cordial relations with the People of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Date

10-17 March 2019

(a) Destination

New York, United States of America

(b) Purpose

Attendance and Participation at the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women

(c) Detailed cost breakdown

Approximately Air travel: R100 298.68

Approximately S&T: R13 671.00

Approximately Accommodation: R58 400.00

Approximately Ground transport: R 8400.00

(d) Outcomes of the trip

Minister Zulu formed part of the South African delegation in attendance at this 63rd Commission on the Status of Women, and highlighted South Africa’s role in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and its Action Plan. In particular Minister Zulu focused on the South Africa’s advances in the inclusion of women into the economy through entrepreneurship, as well as South Africa’s role in promoting human rights, peace and security especially for women.

18 April 2019 - NW33

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Whether she has been informed of allegations that persons are being recruited and promised employment in the SA Navy without it materialising; if not, will she institute an investigation into the allegations; if so, what steps has she taken to address the allegations?

Reply:

No. We would be in a position to conduct an investigation upon receipt of a formal complaint.

18 April 2019 - NW381

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Telecommunications, Postal Services and Communications

(1)       (a)(i) What types and level of information and communications technology (ICT) are being used in the informal sector in the Northern Cape and (ii) what is their impact in this regard, (b) what method is used to measure the impact and (c)(i) which subsectors are using ICT in the informal sector in the Northern Cape and (ii) what is their impact; (2) what (a) are the problems or challenges that block the awareness and use of ICT in the informal sector in the Northern Cape and each other province, (b) is the role of the Government in creating the necessary infrastructure for the use of ICT in the informal sector in the Northern Cape and each other province, (c) has been done so far, (d) strategies, suggestions and recommendations can be made towards the use of ICT in the informal sector in the Northern Cape and each other province and (e) model can be used to map ICT access, use and impact in the informal sector in the Northern Cape and each other province?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Departments as follows:

The Departments have not conducted any ICT-related research in the informal sector of the Northern Cape.

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

18 April 2019 - NW418

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(a) What are the reasons that informed the decision of the Department of Military Veterans to withdraw participation and financial support to an SAS Mendi memorial service in Cape Town by the Gunners Association and (b) what is her official position regarding this decision and the reasons advanced for the withdrawal of support?

Reply:

a) The Department of Military Veterans supports all military veterans associations as represented in the South African National Military Veterans Association (SANMVA). The Gunners Association is represented by the Council of Military Veterans Organisation (CMVO) which is part of SANMVA, and therefore has not withdrawn any support.

b) The Ministry of Defence and Military Veteran has not withdrawn any support and therefore there are no reasons to specify.

16 April 2019 - NW613

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

(1)Whether (a) her Office and/or (b) any entity reporting to her contracted the services of a certain company (name and details furnished) in each of the past 10 financial years; if so, what (i) number of contracts were signed, (ii) was the date on which each contract was signed, (iii) was the duration of each contract, (iv) services did the company render and (v) was the monetary value of each contract in each case; (2) whether any irregular expenditure relating to the contracts was recorded and/or condoned in each case; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. The Office of the Minister, and all of the entities reporting to her have not contracted any services from the company in question, and in the period in question.
  2. Not Applicable

 

   

Approved

Not

Approved

Approved

as amended

   

Comment:

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

   

Date:

   

16 April 2019 - NW796

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)What is the total number of mines with a water licence in each province that (a) meet the licensing requirements and (b) do not comply with the licensing requirements; (2) what (a) is the name of each mine with a water licence that does not comply with the licensing requirements, (b) is the area and province in which each mine is located, (c) are the reasons why the mines do not comply with the water licensing requirements and (d) steps does he intend to take to address the deficiencies; (3) with reference to operational mines in each province that are not in possession of water licences, what are the full relevant details of the (a) name of each mine, (b) area and province in which each mine is located, (c) reasons why the mines are operational without water licenses having been awarded to them and (d) steps he intends to take to address these deficiencies?

Reply:

(1)(a) The total number of mines with a water use licence in each province authorized to use water are 712.

(1)(b) Refer to Annexure A for the total number of mines authorized but non- compliance.

(2) Refer to Annexure A for the action taken to address the deficiencies by authorized non-compliant mines and Annexure B for the technical and administrative conditions of a licence in terms of the National Water Act, 1998 (Act No 36 0f 1998) (NWA).

(3)(a) A total number of mines operating without authorisation in each province are 115.

(3)(b) The table below reflects the number and province in which each of those mines are located. Refer to Annexure C for list of mines operating without authorisation in each province.

Province

Number of mines

Steps to be taken to address

Gauteng

13

Administrative enforcement action

Limpopo

3

Administrative enforcement action

Mpumalanga

30

Administrative and criminal enforcement action

Kwa Zulu Natal

37

Administrative enforcement action

Free State

5

Administrative enforcement action

Northern Cape

25

Administrative enforcement action

Eastern Cape

1

Administrative enforcement action

North West

1

Administrative enforcement action

Total

115

(3)(c) It is not clear why transgressors resort to operation of mines without the requisite authorisation however; the Department continues to intensify activities to protect the water resource as mandated by the National Water Act, (Act No. 36 of 1998).

(3)(d) The Department investigates identified as well as reported non- compliances regularly. These non-compliances are dealt with in accordance with administrative, criminal and civil enforcement tools as prescribed by the National Water Act, (Act No. 36 of 1998).The Department also collaborates with other law enforcement agencies such as the South African Police Services and the National Prosecuting Authority in respect of non-compliance matters which require further criminal enforcement action.

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16 April 2019 - NW536

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

(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:

The Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) does not own any buildings, properties and facilities, therefore:

(a)(i)(ii)&(iii) Not applicable.

(a)(aa) Not applicable.

(a)(bb) Two (2)

(b)(i) Not applicable.

(b)(ii) The DSBD is currently leasing office space in two buildings at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) Campus.

(c)(i) The Department has occupied the two buildings since April 2016 (3 years).

(c)(ii) Block A forms part of the dti’s Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and Block G is owned by Delta Property Fund which is leased through the dti as the Landlord inclusive of services.

(c)(iii) The Ministry occupies 529 m² which costs an amount of R204 188.71 at Block A, the Department occupies 3966 m² which costs an amount of R1 324 655.12 at Block G. The total space is 4495 m² at R1 528 843.83, monthly.

16 April 2019 - NW722

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) him and/or the former minister and (ii) his deputy and/or the former deputy minister (aa) in the (aaa) 2016-17 and (bbb) 2017-18 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

 

a) Make of vehicle purchased for use

b) Model of vehicle purchased for use

c) Price of each vehicle purchased for use

d) (aaa) Date on which each vehicle was purchased for use in the 2016/17 FY

e) (bbb) Date on which each vehicle was purchased for use in the 2017/18 FY

Minister, Nkwinti G came with his vehicle from Rural Development

Audi

Q7

R1 039 872.66

January 2017

None

The former Minister, Mokonyane N moved with her vehicle to Environmental Affairs

Audi

Q7

R910 714.90

None

January 2018

The Deputy Minister, Tshwete P

Audi

Q7

R951 713.04

None

May 2017

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16 April 2019 - NW740

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Xalisa, Mr Z R to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What total number of (a) municipal wards in the country currently have households that are not connected to running water and (b) households are not connected to running water in each specified ward?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. However, the Department has written a letter to the Provincial Department responsible for Local Government in Gauteng to obtain the relevant information from Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Ends

16 April 2019 - NW181

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) What is the total number of arrests that were made by the Rail Enforcement Unit of the City of Cape Town (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018 and (b) for what crime was each individual arrested; (2) will this rail safety model be rolled out to other provinces; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a) (i) The Rail Enforcement unit was launched on the 27th October 2018 and has made 104 arrests since then till 31 March 2019.

(ii) See (i) above.

(b) Please refer to Annexure attached from Safety and Security Law Enforcement Services of the City of Cape Town for what crime was each individual arrested.

2. The rail enforcement unit is a jointly established and funded law enforcement pilot project for a period of 1 year between PRASA, Western Cape Department of Transport and the City of Cape Town. The agreement between the parties and the performance oversight is managed by the Rail Management Transport Task Team (RMTTT). This structure is constituted by core members that includes parties (PRASA, Western Cape Department of Transport and the City of Cape Town) to the collaborative agreement and the National Department of Transport. The RMTTT is chaired by the MEC for the Western Cape Department of Transport.

The success and effectiveness of the project will be evaluated by the RMTTT and a final decision to continue with the project will be made at the end of the 3rd quarter performance review and based on the funding availability and agreement by all three parties.

The decision to roll out of the project to other provinces is a decision that will be evaluated between PRASA and the respective local transport authorities and the provincial transport authorities based on the lessons learnt from Cape Town.

16 April 2019 - NW713

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Ngwenya, Ms G to ask the MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) her and/or the former minister and (ii) her deputy and/or the former deputy minister (aa) in the (aaa) 2016-17 and (bbb) 2017-18 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

(a),(b),(c),(d)(i),(ii),(aa),(aaa),(bbb),(bb) Please refer to the table below.

(a) Make

(b) Model

(c) Price

(d) Date purchased

(i) Minister/ Former Minister

(ii) Deputy or Former Deputy Minister

(aa),(aaa),

(bbb),(bb)

Financial

Year

Audi

2017

R1,039,872.66

19/01/2017

former Minister G Nkwinti

-

2016-2017

Mercedes Benz

2018

R1,293,000.01

13/03/2018

-

Deputy Minister: C Mashego-Dlamini

2017-2018

Mercedes Benz

2019

R1,209,955.10

11/02/2019

-

Deputy Minister M Skwatsha

Since April 2018

2 x Audi

2018

R1,211,995.98

and

R1,087,173.25

(Pretoria and Cape Town)

23/05/2018 & 25/05/2018

Minister M Nkoana- Mashabane

-

Since April 2018

16 April 2019 - NW603

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 1996 on 25 July 2018, the information has been submitted by the municipality; if so, will he furnish Mr T R Majola with full copies of each quality test?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. However, the Department has written a letter to the Provincial Department responsible for Local Government in Gauteng to obtain the relevant information from Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Ends

16 April 2019 - NW739

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Xalisa, Mr Z R to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What total number of (a) municipal wards in the country currently have households that are, not connected to electricity and (b) households are not connected to electricity in each specified ward?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. However, the Department has written a letter to the Provincial Department responsible for Local Government in Gauteng to obtain the relevant information from Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Ends

16 April 2019 - NW272

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister in the Presidency

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

Reply:

(i) DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, MONITORING & EVALUATION
Held the following tender briefings:

Tender Ref

Tender briefing date & time

Venue

DPME 11/2018-2019

Implementation evaluation of corporate governance in South Africa’s State Owned Enterprises

22 November 2018

10:00 am

Department of Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation, 330 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, Flexi Room

DPME 06-2018/19

Implementation Evaluation of the South African Police Service Detective Service: Crime Investigation Service (CIS)

09 November 2018 

10:00 am

Department of Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation, 330 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, Flexi Room

DPME 09-2018/19

Appointment of service provider to provide technical support for 25 year review

31 August 2018

10:00am

Department of Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation, 330 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, G01B Room

DP ME 04-2018/19

Implementation of the EPWP within the Environment and Culture Sector

23 August 2018

10:00am

Department of Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation, 330 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, Flexi Room

DPME 03-2018/19

Synthesis Evaluation of the relationship between government and Not for Profit Sector

13 August 2018

10:00am

Department of Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation, 330 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, Flexi Room

DPME 01-2018/19

Appointment of a Travel Management Agency for the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation for a period of Thirty-Six (36) Months.

06 July 2018

10:00am

Department of Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation, 330 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, Flexi Room

DPME 02-2018/19

Provision of Cleaning and Hygiene services for the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation for a period of 36 months.

11 May 2018

10:00am

Department of Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation, 330 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, Flexi Room

(ii_a) STATISTICS SOUTH AFRICA
Held the following tender briefings:

BID NUMBER

DESCRIPTION

COMPULSORY BRIEFING SESSION DATE

1. Stats SA 002/18

appointment of service provider/s to draft the 2019 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reports, Thematic Reports and Country Report

07 September 2018

2. Stats SA 003/18

Appointment of service provider/s to provide physical security guarding services for North West provincial office, Vryburg, Klerksdorp, Rustenburg and Mabopane district offices for a period of twenty-four (24) months

03 December 2018

3. Stats SA 004/18

Appointment of service provider/s to provide physical security guarding services for Free State Provincial Office, Mangaung, Welkom, Kroonstad, Trompsburg and Bethlehem District Offices for a period of twenty-four (24) months

06 December 2018

4. Stats SA 005/18

Appointment of service provider/s to provide physical security guarding services for KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Office, Ethekwini, Ilembe, Uthungulu, Umkhanyakude, Umzinyathi, Zululand, Amajuba, Uthukela, Umgungundlovu, Harry Gwala and Ugu District Offices for a period of twenty-four (24) months

04 December 2018

5. Stats SA 006/18

Appointment of service provider/s to provide physical security guarding services for Mpumalanga Witbank and Siyabuswa District Offices for a period of twenty-four (24) months

06 December 2018

6. Stats SA 007/18

Appointment of service provider/s to provide physical security guarding services for Eastern Cape Provincial Office, Butterworth, Kokstad, Queenstown, Aliwal North, Bisho, Nelson Mandela District Offices for a period of twenty-four (24) months

04 December 2018

7. Stats SA 008/18

Appointment of service provider/s to provide physical security guarding services for Western Cape Provincial Office, Piketberg, Caledon, Metro 1 and Metro 2 District Offices for a period of twenty-four (24) months

05 December 2018

8. Stats SA 009/18

Appointment of service provider/s to provide physical security guarding services for Northern Cape Provincial Office, Kimberley, Kuruman, De Aar, Springbok, Calvinia and Upington District Offices for a period of twenty-four (24) months

05 December 2018

9. Stats SA 010/18

Appointment of service provider/s to provide physical security guarding services for Gauteng Provincial Office, Johannesburg, Sedibeng, Ekurhuleni & Westrand District Offices for a period of twenty-four (24) months

07 December 2018

(ii_b) NATIONAL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Held the following briefings

Tender Number

Tender Description

NYDA 2018/05/PDD

Tender for Appointment of a panel for general preventative maintenance of NYDA Branches and District offices for a period of thirty-six (36) Months

NYDA2018/02/NYS

Request for Proposals for Institutions to deliver the National Youth Services Programme NQF Aligned short Skills Projects

NYDA2018/01/NYS

Request for Proposals for Institutions to deliver the National Youth Services Volunteer Programme.

NYDA2018/01/FAC-Cape Town

Tender for lease of corporate office space for Cape Town NYDA Branch over a period of five years

NYDA2018/02/ICT

SUPPLY AND SUPPORT NYDA ICT SERVICES FOR 40 NEW
NYDA BRANCHES FOR THIRTY-SIX MONTHS (36)

NYDA2018/01/FAC-Kimberley

Tender for lease of corporate office space for Kimberley
NYDA Branch over a period of five years

NYDA 2018/02/ICT

Appointment of service provider for provision of the
telecommunication services and maintenance to the NYDA for a period of Sixty (60) Months:

(iii) Yes, the tender briefings were all compulsory.

   

Approved

Not

Approved

Approved

as amended

   

Comment:

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

   

Date:

   

16 April 2019 - NW752

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

(a) What is the total number of water treatment facilities that are there in each province, (b) what number of the specified facilities are (i) functional and (ii) dysfunctional and (c) for how long have the facilities been dysfunctional?

Reply:

Requesting the Hounorable Member to note that water treatment facilities are the responsibility of the Department of Corporative Governance and Traditional Affairs and that the Department of Water and Sanitation only monitors compliance of the facilities.

Refer to the table below for the total number of water treatment facilities that were monitored by the Department in each province.

Province

Number of water treatment works per Province

(b)(i)

Number of treatment works functional

(b)(ii)

Number of treatment works dysfunctional

For how long have these been dysfunctional

Eastern Cape

224

224

0

N/A

Free State

87

83

4

One (1) Water Treatment Works has been dysfunctional for 3 years due to no raw water from the Lovedale Dam.

One (1) Water Treatment Works has been dysfunctional for 3 years due to refurbishment of raw water pump station but is now complete. The Municipality is trying to fill up the Balancing dam with raw water in order to start operating the plant.

One (1) Water Treatment Works has been dysfunctional for 6 years due to lack of raw water.

One (1) Water Treatment Works has been dysfunctional for 4 years due to lack of raw water.

Gauteng

17

17

0

N/A

KwaZulu Natal

243

196

47

Thirty nine (39) Water Treatment Works has been dysfunctional for 2 years.

Eight (8) Water Treatment Works has been dysfunctional for 4 years.

Limpopo

89

82

7

One (1) Water Treatment Works has been dysfunctional for 10 years.

Two (2) Water Treatment Works has been dysfunctional for 11 years.

Three (3) Water Treatment Works has been dysfunctional for 5 years.

One (1) Water Treatment Works has been dysfunctional for 1 year.

Mpumalanga

105

98

7

Seven (7) Water Treatment Works has been dysfunctional for 1 year.

Northern Cape

166

165

1

One (1) Water Treatment Works has been dysfunctional for 2 years.

North West

126

126

0

N/A

Western Cape

136

132

4

One (1) Water Treatment Works has been dysfunctional for 5 years.

One (1) Water Treatment Works has been dysfunctional for 2 years.

Two (2) Water Treatment Works has been dysfunctional for 1 year.

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16 April 2019 - NW709

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) her and/or the former minister and (ii) the former deputy minister (aa) in the (aaa) 2016-17 and (bbb) 2017-18 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

 

(a) Make

(b) model

(c) price

(d) date

Minister NC Dlamini-Zuma1

BMW

530i

R 838 045.00

2018/08/14

Minister J Radebe2

None

     

Deputy Minister B Manamela3

AUDI

Q7 3.O TDI

R 971 432.76

2016/06/10

REPLY

1Minister in The Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation since 27 February 2018

2Minister in The Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation until 26 February 2018

3Deputy Minister in The Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation until February 2017

 

   

Approved

Not

Approved

Approved

as amended

   

Comment:

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

   

Date:

   

16 April 2019 - NW515

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

(a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does her Office 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) Own

None

None

None

(bb) Rent

2

None

None

b)(ii) the values of the buildings are unknown. The two properties accommodate DPME staff.

 

(i) how long

(ii) from whom

(iii) monthly rent

330 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield, Pretoria

1 December 2014 to 30 November 2019

Department of Public Works

(AnchorProps 162 Pty Ltd)

R588,685.68

535 Johannes Ramokhoase Street, Arcadia, Pretoria

1 March 2018 to 31 March 2020

Department of Public Works

(Erf 1214 Arcadia CC)

R436,074.25

 

 

   

Approved

Not

Approved

Approved

as amended

   

Comment:

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

   

Date:

   

16 April 2019 - NW606

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What number of vacant funded posts are in the waste management department within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, (b) what are the grading levels of the posts and (c) how long has each position been vacant?

Reply:

a) Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has a total of eight hundred and nine (809) vacant funded posts in the Waste Management Department.

b) The Grade Levels of the positions range from Classic Scale 3 to Classic Scale 14.

c) All positions have been vacant since the approval of the organisational structure of the municipality in 2015.

1.1 A parliamentary question was received requesting the following:

(a) What number of vacant funded posts are in the waste management department within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality?

(b) What are the grading levels of the posts?

(c) How long has each position been vacant?

1.2 Section 66 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 32 (Act No.32 of 2000) (“Systems Act”) provides that:

  1. A municipal manager, within a policy framework determined by the municipal council and subject to any applicable legislation, must develop a staff establishment for the municipality and submit to the municipal council for approval.
  2. No person may be employed in a municipality unless the post to which he or she is appointed, is provided for in the staff establishment of that municipality.
  3. A decision to employ a person in a municipality, and any contract concluded between the municipality and that person in a municipality and that person in consequence of the decision, is null and void if the appointment was made in contravention of subsection (3).

1.3 The Regulations on Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers, 2014 provides that:

(1) ”A municipal manager must, within 180 days of the promulgation of these regulations, review the municipality’s staff establishment having regard to the principles set out in these regulations, the functions and powers listed in Part B of Schedule 4, Part B of Schedule 5 to the Constitution, Chapter 5 of the Municipal Structures Act, and based on―

  • (a) a municipality’s strategic objectives; and
  • (b) a municipality’s core and support functions

(2) Notwithstanding subregulation (1), a municipality must at least provide for the following departments on the staff establishment to—

(a) provide development and town planning services;

(b) provide public works and basic services to communities;

(c) provide community services;

(d) manage the finances of a municipality; and

(e) render corporate support services.

(3) The municipal manager must review the municipality’s staff establishment within 180 days in any of the following instances:

(a) The election of a new municipal council;

(b) the adoption of the integrated development plan of the municipality as contemplated in section 25 of the Act;

(c) material changes to the functions of the municipality; or

(d) the determination of new municipal boundaries.

(4) The staff establishment must provide for―

(a) permanent posts; and

(b) fixed term posts.

(5) In the case of fixed term posts, the municipal manager must have due regard to the following:

(a) The financial implications of such post to the municipality;

(b) any existing contractual obligations of the incumbent manager and the financial implications thereof on the budget of the municipality;

(c) the need of the municipality to retain institutional memory and scarce skills, and to promote stability and continuity within the municipality; and

(d) the sustainability of the municipality.

(6) The municipal manager must, within 14 days of finalising the staff establishment, submit the staff establishment, a detailed report and recommendations on the draft staff establishment to the municipal council for approval.

(7) The report contemplated in subregulation (6) must outline the process followed in developing the staff establishment, which must include

a) a summary of the mandate and service delivery priorities of the municipality and how the proposed staff establishment addresses thes

b) a summary of the proposed posts that are envisaged to―

  1. materially change;
  2. change to a limited or non-material degree;
  3. be abolished; and
  4. not be affected by the changes;

(c) a motivation of the proposed changes, including an analysis of the strengths, weaknesses and limitations of the current staff establishment;

(d) job descriptions, duties, functions, competency requirements and responsibilities according to which one or more posts of the same grade are established, including the grading or relative size and value of a job;

(e) details of the financial implications of the changes including, but not limited to, the outcomes of job evaluation processes, remuneration costs for senior managers, costs for relocation, new facilities and equipment, if any;

(f) non-financial implications of the changes, including the impact on existing staff, key stakeholders and other processes within the municipality;

(g) a project plan that specifies the timeframes within which the implementation is envisaged take place; and

(h) the stakeholders and change management requirements.

(8) The municipal council must at its next meeting following receipt of the staff establishment, approve the staff establishment, with or without amendments, as proposed by the municipal manager”.

1.4 The following response was received from Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality:

(a) Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has a total of eight hundred and nine (809) vacant funded posts in the Waste Management Department.

(b) The Grade Levels of the positions range from Classic Scale 3 to Classic Scale 14.

(c) All positions have been vacant since the approval of the organisational structure of the municipality in 2015.

Ends…

16 April 2019 - NW633

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

What (a) total amount has the State spent on supporting farmers in each year since 1994 and (b) is the breakdown of each specified amount in each specified year?

Reply:

(a),(b) Farmers’ development commenced in 2009 not 1994. The table below provides the total amount per annum since 2009.

Year

Total Amount

R“000

2009/2010

30 421

2010/2011

334 540

2011/2012

630 418

2012/2013

1 151 028

2013/2014

1 081 828

2014/2015

517 559

2015/2016

836 612

2016/2017

713 569

2017/2018

394 848

2018/2019 (Current)

162 525

16 April 2019 - NW513

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

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

Reply:

(a)(i) The total number of building rented by the Department is 33 buildings and a total number of buildings owed by the Department are 4948 refer to the table below.

Row Labels

No. of Assets

Cost

Accumulative Depreciation

Book Value

Buildings

4889

2,173,677,966.77

(1,281,645,620.50)

892,032,346.27

Buildings Auxiliary

59

19,368,099.92

(9,456,665.67)

9,911,434.25

Grand Total

4948

2,193,046,066.69

(1,291,102,286.17)

901,943,780.52

NB Auxiliary Buildings relates to Boat Houses

(a)(ii) The Minister owns, manages and controls a total of 320 state own dams (government waterworks) country wide and a total of 1175 properties refer to the table below.

Row Labels

No. of Assets

Cost

Accumulative Impairment

Book Value

Land

1174

7,791,050,104.60

(245,160,780.58)

7,545,889,324.02

Grand Total

1174

7,791,050,104.60

(245,160,780.58)

7,545,889,324.02

 

In addition the following should be noted:

In terms of Section 1(1) (x) of the National Water Act, 1998 (Act no. 36 of 1998) (NWA) the Minister owns the land on which a government waterwork is situated. The extent of the land required is determined scientifically up to the dam boundary line of each dam which includes the full supply level, the 1:100 year flood line and a buffer line. In terms of Government Immovable Asset Management ACT No 19 of 2007 (GIAMA), the disposal policies of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and the National Department of Public Works (NDPW) all excess land must be transferred to NDPW. The Minister only acquires the minimum land required for the government waterwork in order to manage, operate and maintain the dams. In relation to ownership, the

Minister has exclusive rights on the land within the government waterworks and the water source is regarded as national assets which must be protected in terms of the NWA.

(a)(iii) Refer to (a)(i) above.

(b)(i) The Hounorable Member is requested to note the following. The Value of each property owned by the Minister of Water and Sanitation which falls within a Government Waterwork must be determined by a Professional Registered Valuer. The Department is not in a financial position to determine the value of each property as yet and will need to seek the assistance of the Office of the Valuer-General to assist with the determination of the market related value of each property. The purpose of each property falling within a dam boundary line is to store bulk raw water. Refer to Annexure A for the value and purpose of each owed property.

(b)(ii) The Department is renting a total of 33 buildings. Refer to the table below (c) for the value and purpose of the rented properties.

(c) Refer to the table below for the rented properties:

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

(c)(ii) from whom is each property rented and

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

SPECTRUM HOUSE 1   8 years

Grey Jade Trade and Invest 85 (PTY) LTD

R 1 232 050.68

SPECTRUM HOUSE 2 5 years

Ascession Properties LTD

R 71 968.37

SIGMA HOUSE   9 years

Cape Horizon Properties (PTY) LTD

R 852 773.71

INTERPARK 5 years

Interpark

R 7 410.00

9&11 HIGH STREET  28 years

Quenprop Investment PTY LTD

R 17 345.33

9&11 HIGH STREET    28 years

Quenprop Investment PTY LTD

R 26 146.70

LIONN ROARS OFFICE PARK 9 years

Kuper Legh Property Management (PTY) LTD

R 229 751.86

SANPORT 23 years

Africorp International Properties (PTY) LTD

R 69 398.44

44 SPRIGG STREET 30 years

M.J Lombard

R 15 900.46

PARK HOMES 14 years

M. Projects CC

R 18 700.56

PRD2 19 years

Colliers RMS (PTY) LTD

R 351 581.37

2 HARGREAVES 16 years

Arrowhead Properties LTD

R 435 084.24

PROROM 26 years

Ascession Properties LTD

R 669 760.87

26 CENTRAL ROAD KIMBARLEY

8 years

Albasync (PTY) LTD

R 420 538.47

PRAETOR 11 years

Centpret Properties (PTY) LTD

R 284 095.98

SANLAM PLAZA EAST 18 years

Superbia Four (PTY) LTD

R 742 486.10

22 ROOTH STREET CANELLE BLDG

15 years

Ascession Properties LTD

R 42 690.16

TALANA 13 years

BASFOUR 3072 (PTY) LTD

R 54 240.38

SOUTHREN LIFE 19 years

Delta Property Fund (LTD)

R 674 900.55

SANLAM PLAZA 31 years

Gensec Property services Limited t/a JHB

R 313 964.06

MEGACITY WEST GALARY 4 years

Combia Falls Properties

R 712 317.29

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

(c)(ii) from whom is each property rented and

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

FACTORY 40-12 15 years

Limpopo Economic Development Agency

R 42 643.70

OLD SABC 14 years

South African Broadcasting Corporation Coc limited

R 152 479.39

LEBOWAKGOMO GOV. COMPLEX

14 years

Department of Public Works

R 7 508.55

AZMO PLACE 23 years

Delta Properties Fund LTD

R 676 362.18

LIBRARY GARDENS 18 years

Changing Tides 132 (PTY) LTD

R 82 539.52

38-42 HOOGE STREET 18 years

Omtay Property Holding Trust

R 91 835.69

SEDIBENG 37 years

Summermania Seven (PTY) LTD

R 3 735 404.30

EMANZINI 40 years

Redefine Properties

R 1 200 273.83

ZWAMADAKA 40 years

Summermania Seven (PTY) LTD

R 1 695 729.48

WATERBRON 10 years

Dreamfair Properties (PTY) LTD

R 3 444 465.10

FINPARK 17 years

Servest (Finpark)

R 110 712.91

NDINAYE 2 3 years

Supperble Four (PTY) LTD

R 751 451.30

CORPORATE 66 7 years

Faerie Glen Waterpark (PTY) LTD

R 129 650.93

NDINAYE 1 4 years

Supperble Four (PTY) LTD

R 474 345.04

CONTINENTAL 11 years

Redefine Properties

R 490 173.29

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16 April 2019 - NW779

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the compensation of rail crash victims and their families (a) in the past three financial years and (b) since 1 January 2019, (i) what amount in compensation has been paid to rail crash victims and their families in each month of the specified period and (ii) how are the compensation amounts calculated?

Reply:

A) Rail crash victims:

Date

Description

Injuries

Fatalities

2016/2017

2016/06/23

Merebank Head On Collision

165

0

2016/10/29

Kaalfontein Head On Collision

242

1

2017/02/20

Lynross Head On Collision

214

0

Total

 

621

1

2017/2018

2017/06/01

Elandsfontein Side Collision

152

1

201/01/09

Geldenhuys Rear End Collision

226

0

Total

 

378

1

2018/2019

2018/09/04

Booysens Head On Collision

112

0

2018/10/04

Van Riebeck Rear End Collision

320

0

2019/01/08

Mountain View Rear End Collision

817

3

Total

 

1,249

4

B) See table in (a).

(i) Compensation paid to crash victims and their families:

(II) The primary goal of the courts in enforcing commuters’ common law claims for damages caused, once liability of the rail agency has been established, is to compensate the person who has suffered harm. The courts function under this delictual action is to restore the claimants’ position, as far as is possible, to the position that they would have occupied had the wrongful act not been committed.

Money is considered the most appropriate form of compensation, for both patrimonial loss (including medical costs, loss of income, cost of repairs, which fall under the heading of special damages) or non-patrimonial loss (including pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of amenities and injury to personality, which fall under the heading of general damages).

The quantification of the exact compensation to be made to a claimant is determined by the production of sufficient evidence to make an accurate assessment. The courts will not make arbitrary awards if sufficient evidence is not led as to how the quantification of the claimants’ damages were exactly computed.

The process of compensation is determined by medico-legal evaluation of the Plaintiff. The purpose of medico-legal evaluation is to determine the following:

  1. The exact nature of the claimant’s injuries;
  2. The extent and severity of the claimant’s injuries;
  3. The sequelae and/or consequences that flow from the claimant’s injuries.

The medico-legal evaluations are carried out by medical professionals that specifically specialise in the field of personal injury litigation.

In personal injury matters against the rail agency litigants claim mainly the following heads of damages:

  1. Past Medical Expenses;
  2. Future medical expenses;
  3. Loss of Earnings and/or Earning Capacity;
  4. General damages.

A due diligence exercise on matters settled above R150,000-00 between 2006 and 2016 revealed that a sizeable amount of expenses are paid towards future medical expenses.

Once the medico-legal evaluation of the claimant has been completed, and the impact of the injuries on him has been assessed, the determination of the exact compensation due to him must be made.

In the case of past medical expenses specified medical vouchers delineating the exact nature of the medical treatment received, as well as showing that such medical treatment is accident related, must be provided.

Due to the once and for all rule in our common law of delict, all damages including potential future damages, sustained by the claimant must be calculated at the time the matter is settled. The future medical treatment required by the claimant as well as his loss of earnings and/or earning capacity must be calculated. This calculation is done by actuarial scientists who take into consideration factors such as medical inflation, earnings inflation, other applicable contingency deductions, life expectancy tables, etc.

General damages awards are awards made for the pain and suffering, loss of amenities, etc. that the claimant has suffered. These awards are made on the precedents set by awards handed down by the courts in previous cases. The courts make their award in the matter before them based on facts and circumstances that are considered analogous to the previous cases. All of the above is available for guidance and direction in the annually published Robert J Kock Quantum Year Book that is widely accepted as the general guide in claims settlement by the legal fraternity including the courts.

16 April 2019 - NW715

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) her and (ii) her deputy (aa) in the (aaa) 2016-17 and (bbb) 2017-18 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018?”

Reply:

aaa. Details of the vehicles purchased for use by the Minister and Deputy Minister for 2016/2017

NO

ITEM

(i) MINISTER

(ii)DEPUTY MINISTER

a.

Make

Lexus

Volvo

b.

Model

GS350

XC90

c.

Price

R538 048.08

R659 728.51

d.

Date of purchase

17 September 2014

27 September 2011

NO

ITEM

(i) MINISTER

(ii)DEPUTY MINISTER

a.

Make

Lexus

Volvo

b.

Model

GS350

XC90

c.

Price

R542 458.74

R855 696.36

d.

Date of purchase

02 December 2014

24 January 2014

bbb. Details of the vehicles purchased for use by the Minister and Deputy Minister for 2017/2018

NO

ITEM

(i) MINISTER

(ii)DEPUTY MINISTER

a.

Make

BMW

BMW

b.

Model

540i

540i

c.

Price

R944 376.80

R874 876.80

d.

Date of purchase

20 December 2017

20 December 2017

bb. No vehicles were purchased for the Minister and Deputy Minister during the 2018/2019 financial

15 April 2019 - NW697

Motshidi, Ms T to ask the Minister of Economic Development

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) him and (ii) his deputy (aa) in the (aaa) 2016-17 and (bbb) 2017-18 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

No vehicles were purchased for the Minister or the Deputy Minister during the years 2016-17, 2017-18 and since 1 April 2018.

-END-

15 April 2019 - NW788

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Cardo, Dr MJ to ask the Minister of Economic Development

Whether the contract of a certain official (details furnished) of the Competition Commission has been renewed; if not, (a) why not and (b) who has been appointed to succeed the specified person?

Reply:

I am advised by the Competition Commissioner that the contract of the former CFO, Mr Molathlegi Kgauwe came to an end on 14 March 2019 and has not been renewed. The Competition Commission recruitment process is underway and the Commission will employ a new CFO in due course.

-END-

15 April 2019 - NW164

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1) (a) What number of schools in Gauteng comply with or do not comply with the legally prescribed infrastructure standards of her department or any other relevant department and (b) what requirements are complied with or not complied with, in each case; (2) whether infrastructure inspections are conducted at schools; if not, why not; if so, (a) what is the nature of the inspections and what are the intervals between inspections, (b) at which schools were inspections conducted within the correct timeframe and at which schools were they not conducted, (c) at which schools were no inspections conducted despite requests by the school concerned, (d)(i) at which schools have inspections never been conducted and (ii) what is the reason in each case and (e) what action will be taken to conduct inspections at schools where it is overdue or has never been conducted?

Reply:

Infomation has been requested from the Gauteng Department of Education and the response will be provided as soon as it is received.

15 April 2019 - NW440

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Health

What proportion of the population has he found to be obese?

Reply:

Adults: Women – 41%

Men – 11%

Children: 2 to 14 years – Girls – 7.1%

2 to 14 years – Boys – 4.7%

END.

15 April 2019 - NW446

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Basic Education

With reference to the Edleen Primary School, situated in the City of Ekurhuleni, (a) why is the school in such a state of disrepair, (b) when last was maintenance conducted at the school, (c) on what date will all repairs be completed at the school and (d) on what date will the five asbestos classrooms be replaced?

Reply:

Infomation has been requested from the Gauteng Department of Education and the response will be provided as soon as it is received.

15 April 2019 - NW789

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Cardo, Dr MJ to ask the Minister of Economic Development

What (a) total amount has the Competition Commission paid to a certain company (Mokwana Incorporated Attorneys) since the specified company first started doing work for the Commission and (b) are the details of the (i) scope and (ii) nature of this work?

Reply:

I am advised by the Competition Commission that the total amount paid to Mokwana Incorporated Attorneys is R 3 644 724,90 for the period from January 2015 to December 2018.

The scope and nature of the work is investigation and litigation.

Eight cases were involved, covering litigation (six cases); review of electronic data (one case) and work connected to a raid on the premises of an entity (one matter).

-END-

15 April 2019 - NW510

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

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

Reply:

The National Department of Health does not own any properties or buildings. All properties and buildings used or occupied by the National Department of Health are either:

  • State Owned and managed by the Department of Public Works as custodian, or;
  • State Owned and rented directly from the Department concerned where the Department of Public Works is not the custodian, or;
  • Rented from the private sector, using the Department of Public Works as procurement agent.

For this reason, records are not available within National Department of Health to respond directly to the Honorable Member’s question of 1 March 2019. All contract data is held by Department of Public Works, who invoice the Department of Health for payment as follows:

  • Quarterly in advance for State Owned buildings, or;
  • Monthly in arrears for privately owned properties leased by DPW on behalf of National Department of Health.

It is suggested that the question be referred to the Minister of Public Works for a comprehensive response.

END.

15 April 2019 - NW121

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Basic Education

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 department 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)(ii) (b)(i)(ii) (c) (d) (i) (ii)

Chapter 10 of the Ministerial Handbook, Handbook for Members of the Executive and Presiding Officers indicates that the Minister and Deputy Minister are considered former “on the first day following the date on which they relinquished their office”

The political leadership of the Department of Basic Education (DBE) has been constant in the past five financial years and since 1 April 2018 and therefore there is neither a former Minister nor Deputy Minister.

15 April 2019 - NW294

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Dudley, Ms C to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)Whether any audits of infrastructure shortcomings and needs have been conducted at Pinedene Primary School in Parow in the Western Cape (details furnished); if not, why not; if so, (a) on what date(s) were such audits conducted and (b) what were the findings in each case; (2) whether any infrastructural parts of the school are considered to be unsafe; if not, how was this conclusion reached; if so, (3) whether any plans have been put in place to effect infrastructural (a) repairs and/or (b) improvements at the specified school; if not, (i) why not and (ii) by what date is it expected that the specified plans will be put in place; if so, what (aa) are the full relevant details of the infrastructural aspects that will be addressed, (bb) total amount will the planned work cost and (cc) are the relevant details of the time line covering the period from commencement to the completion of the planned infrastructural upgrades; (4) whether any budget allocations have been made to cover the envisaged costs of infrastructural repairs and/or improvements; if not, how will the specified repairs and/or improvements be funded; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The information has been requested from the Western Cape Education Department and will be provided as soon as it is received.

15 April 2019 - NW763

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Ntlangwini, Ms EN to ask the Minister of Health

With reference to his reply to question 317 on 11 March 2019, what (a) is the total number of public healthcare facilities that were nonoperational in each province as at 1 February 2019 and (b) type of facility is each?

Reply:

The following table reflects the details in this regard

Province

No of facilities

Type of facility

Comments

Eastern Cape

4

  1. Gengqe clinic
  1. Rosedale clinic (12-20) February 2019
  1. Gqeberha clinic

The clinic was under construction for the duration of 2018/19. It was just handed over in March 2019. It will be opened for services in the first quarter of 2019/20

Rosedale clinic was closed for few days by the community.

Gqeberha was closed for few days and was later reopened community protest.

Hellenvale clinic closed due to gangsterism in the area. The safety of the staff and the patients was taken into consideration

Gauteng

7

  1. Orchards Clinic
  1. Florida Clinic
  1. 4th Avenue Clinic
  1. Jeppe Street Clinic
  1. 80th Albert Street Clinic
  1. Joubert Park Clinic
  1. Claremont Clinic

All these clinics in the City of Johannesburg are undergoing major renovations.

Free State

NIL

N/A

 

KwaZulu- Natal

NIL

N/A

 

Limpopo

2

  1. Mogalakwena/Potgietersrus clinic
  1. Naboomspruit clinic

Both these clinics were operating from the houses that were offered by the Municipality. The services were discontinued when the Municipality took their houses back.

The Department had to build Manyoga clinic to continue with the services in Mogalakwena/ Potgietersrus

Mpumalanga

NIL

N/A

 

Northern Cape

2

  1. Olifant’s Hoek Community Health Centre
  1. Wrenchville Clinic

Olifant’s hoek CHC is under major renovation.

Wrenchville clinic was burnt by the community during protests. The contractor is on site for repairs.

North West

5

  1. Boitekong Community Health Centre
  1. Jouberton Community Health Centre
  1. Sun Rise Park clinic
  1. Ramokokastad clinic
  1. Tshiretso clinic
  • Boitekong is undergoing construction. It is due to be opened during the first quarter of 2019/20
  • Jouberton CHC is an old facility which is being replaced with a brand new CHC will be opened during the course of this year.
  • Both Sunrise Park and Ramokoka were burned down during community protest respectively.
  • Tshireletso clinic was closed by the Department of Labour in 2015 and since not been replaced or upgraded.

Western Cape

0

Still waiting for response

N/A

Total

20

   

END.

15 April 2019 - NW741

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What is the total number of schools which were connected to the internet in the 2018-19 financial year in each province?

Reply:

As education is a concurrent function, the requested information must be sought from the provinces.

 

15 April 2019 - NW755

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

What number of (a) persons were diagnosed with HIV/Aids in each province (i) in 2018 and (ii) since 1 January 2019 and (b) the specified persons are on anti-retroviral treatment?

Reply:

A) The following table reflects the details in this regard

 

January-December 2018

January 2019

Province

HIV test positives

HIV test positives

Eastern Cape

92,939

9,043

Free State

41,489

3,914

Gauteng

234,043

21,137

KwaZulu Natal

230,525

21,267

Limpopo

56,160

5,307

Mpumalanga

76,007

6,562

North West

47,602

4,278

Northern Cape

11,301

1,026

Western Cape

48,546

4,484

National

838,612

77,018

b) The following table reflects the details in this regard

Province

December 2018

January 2019

Eastern Cape

483,691

486,365

Free State

265,232

267,148

Gauteng

1,000,503

1,011,319

KwaZulu Natal

1,353,561

1,351,281

Limpopo

349,340

351,281

Mpumalanga

448,098

453,876

North West

268,465

262,985

Northern Cape

59,698

59,612

Western Cape

265,014

268,086

National

4,493,602

4,512,378

END.

15 April 2019 - NW811

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

What number of staff strikes has his department experienced in each province since 1 January 2018?

Reply:

The following table reflects the details in this regard.

Table 1.

NO.

PROVINCE

NUMBER OF STAFF STRIKES

1.

Eastern Cape Province

02 (two) staff strikes

2.

Free State Province

04 (four) staff strikes

3.

Gauteng Province

38 (thirty-eight) staff strikes

4.

KwaZulu- Natal Province

04 (four) staff strikes

5.

Limpopo Province

01 (one) staff strike

6.

Mpumalanga Province

04 (four) staff strikes

7.

Northern Cape Province

02 (two) staff strikes

8.

North West Province

29 (Twenty-nine) staff strikes

9.

Western Cape Province

0 (No staff strikes)

 

END.

15 April 2019 - NW750

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What is the lifespan of each of Eskom’s coal mines?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

Eskom directly owns one mine, called Kilbarchan Colliery[1]. Indirectly, the utility owns some equity[2] in the cost-plus mines as a result of ownership of a portion of the mine assets through the cost-plus coal supply agreements (CSA).

Mining houses have the statutory right to mine the coal, and the statutory obligation to rehabilitate the mine. Eskom, through the CSA has the financial obligation to pay for these costs. The reserves dedicated to Eskom, can only be sold to Eskom. In a case where the mining house intends to transfer its rights and obligations, Eskom would have to provide consent. It should be noted that the CSAs do not include BEE ownership requirements as the last cost-plus agreement was signed prior to Eskom’s current BEE Policy.

Eskom does not disclose the lifespan of the cost-plus mines due to the following reasons:

  • Production at some of the cost-plus mines will end before the CSA end date.
  • As part of the life-extension projects, ongoing efforts to recapitalize some of the cost-plus mines will result in the stated life of the mine changing
  • Some reserves in the cost-plus mine complex are not dedicated to Eskom.
  1. Kilbarchan Colliery is recorded in Eskom’s balance sheet under the subsidiary Natal Navigation Colliery. It is recorded at R1, while the associated rehabilitation liability has been fully raised in Eskom’s financial statements.

  2. Eskom’s balance sheet does not include the cost-plus mines because the direct ownership rests with the mining houses and their balance sheets.

12 April 2019 - NW422

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the Government intends to continue with its non-statutory forces project; if so, (a) what criteria is being applied to determine the promotions to be effected in terms of the programme and (b) how will (i) these promotions be effected in a fair, meritorious and transparent manner given the rights and aspirations of other members of the SA Police Service and (ii) this programme assist in advancing the need to boost the professionalism and capacity of the organisation?

Reply:

(1) The continuation of the South African Police Service Non Statutory Forces (SAPS NSF) project is currently the subject of a review application which was brought against the South African Police Service by the Solidarity Union in the Gauteng North High Court. An interdict prohibits the South African Police Service to continue with the SAPS NSF project pending the outcome of Solidarity Union’s review application. Once the review application is finalised, a clear Judicial directive will be issued as a court order in this regard.

 

 

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