Questions and Replies

02 July 2018 - NW240

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What is the total number of items of medical equipment that each (i) hospital and (ii) clinic has, (b) what is the (i) category, (ii) date of purchase and (iii) purchase price of each item of medical equipment and (c) what is the total number of items of medical equipment that are not in use because they are dysfunctional or require to be serviced?

Reply:

Responses were received from the following Provinces. We are still waiting for responses from the remaining six Provinces and will submit such as soon as we get them.

1. GAUTENG PROVINCE

a) (i) The total number of items of medical equipment that each hospital has is 61 884 (sixty one thousand, eight hundred and eighty four); and

(ii) The total number of items of medical equipment that each clinic has is 10 151 (ten thousand, one hundred and fifty one).

The information is as at the 6th March 2018 per the consolidated departmental asset register.

(b) (i) These equipments fall under the category of medical and allied medical equipment;

(ii) The dates of the equipment for both hospitals and clinics range from 15 March 2000 to 27 February 2018; and

(iii) The total purchase price for the hospitals' equipment is R3 477 066 479.41 (three billion four hundred and seventy seven million, sixty six thousands and four hundred and seventy nine rand and forty one cents) and in respect of the clinics, the total purchase price is R264 962 790.54 (two hundred and sixty four million, nine hundred and sixty two thousands, seven hundred and ninety rand and fifty four cents).

(c) (i) The total number of the dysfunctional equipment and / or require service for the hospitals is 668 (six hundred and sixty eight); and

(ii) The total number of the dysfunctional equipment and / or require service for the clinics is 165 (one hundred and sixty five).

2. EASTERN CAPE

(a) (i) The total number of items of medical equipment that each hospital and

(ii) each clinic combined are 233 206 (two hundred and thirty three thousand two hundred and six).

(b) (i) These equipments fall under the category of medical and allied medical equipment ;

(ii) The dates of the equipment for both hospitals and clinics range from prior 2011/2012 to 2016/2017; and

(iii) The total purchase price is R1 834 734 38 (one billion eight hundred and thirty four million seven hundred and thirty four thousand three hundred and eighty eight).

(c) (i) (ii) The total number of the dysfunctional equipment and / or require service for the hospitals and clinics not indicated.

3. FREE STATE

a) (i) The total number of items of medical equipment that each hospital and

(ii) each clinic combined are 28 594 (twenty eight thousand five hundred and ninety four).

(b) (i) These equipments fall under the category of medical and allied medical equipment ;

(ii) The dates of the equipment for both hospitals and clinics are available

(iii) The total purchase price is R749 691 340 (seven hundred and forty nine million six hundred and ninety one thousand three hundred and forty).

(c) (i) (ii) The total number of the dysfunctional equipment and / or require service for the hospitals and clinics are 365.

END.

02 July 2018 - NW1042

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Did a certain company, namely Hernic Ferrochrome conclude an empowerment deal in 2007 that involved a certain persons company namely Colin Matjila’s Matlapeng Resources? NW1043E

Reply:

DPE RESPONSE

The Department is unable to respond to this question as the information required relates to contracts awarded by Hernic Ferrochrome which is a private company.

Responses are based on information received from the respective SOCs stated below:

ALEXKOR SOC LIMITED

Alexkor is not in a position to comment on Hernic Ferrochrome business and would like to refer the question directly to Hernic Ferrochrome.

DENEL SOC LIMITED

Based on the information made available to Chairperson Hlahla, Denel has never concluded any empowerment deal in 2007 with a company called Hernic Ferrochrome that involved a person called Colin Matjila’s Matlapeng Resources.

ESKOM SOC LIMITED

Eskom is not aware of a company called Henric, however we will respond regarding a company called Hernic Ferrochrome (Hernic).

Hernic is one of Eskom’s Key Industrial Customer since 1996, and subsequently participated in Eskom’s Demand Response (DR) programme where customers are incentivised by reducing their own power consumption on request from Eskom.

Although Eskom is not privy to the details regarding an empowerment deal in 2007, Eskom is aware that Matlapeng Resources and Matlapeng Chrome had a shareholding at Hernic Ferrochrome during Eskom financial years 2014 and 2015. Eskom is also aware that Collin Matjila was a Director at Matlapeng Chrome and a Non- Executive Director at Hernic Ferrochrome, during financial years 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Eskom’s records do not indicate any direct dealings with Matlapeng Resources.

SAFCOL SOC LIMITED

According to SAFCOL’s records, they have not concluded an empowerment deal with the company namely Hernic Ferrochrome nor with the person namely Colin Matjila’s Matlapeng Resources.

 

SAX SOC LIMITED

SA Express is not aware of any deal concluded with the said company or person.

TRANSET SOC LIMITED

Transnet is not aware of any empowerment deal that Hernic Ferrochrome and Colin Matjila Matlapeng Resources were involved in, in 2007.

   
       
       
         
       
       

02 July 2018 - NW1271

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What value has been gained by Alexcor after the entity’s corporate head office incurred an expenditure amounting to R225 406 938,00 in the period 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2017, as is reflected in the annual report?

Reply:

The response is based on information received from Alexkor SOC Limited.

The breakdown of the expenditure incurred for Alexkor’s Corporate Head Office amounting to R225 406 938.00 during the period 01 April 2012 to 31 March 2017 is detailed in the table below:

SPEND CATEGORY:

 AMOUNT

 

1.  Bursaries

R    1 687 360

The amounts include Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives as well as bursaries awarded to learners in the field of mining, geology and environmental management

2. Corporate Costs

R   47 442 391

Salaries of employees and head office operational costs

3. Mining Operations

R   14 846 968

Alexkor SOC Limited was mining in Alexander Bay prior to the PSJV being established, in terms of the Deed of Settlement. Hence the mining operations cost of R14.8m. Related revenue against the Mining operating cost was R27.4m

4. Town Maintenance

R   85 988 049

The DoS directed that once the township had been established, the municipal engineering services are to be upgraded and Alexkor is to hand over the municipal services to the Alexander Bay Municipality; however, that has not yet occurred. Alexkor has assumed the responsibilities to maintain the Township of Alexander Bay as if they are a municipality.

5. Discontinued Operations and Other

R     9 735 795

The discontinued operating cost of R9.7 million relates to the cost of transferring the farming operations to  the community.

6. Environmental Management

R   41 343 822

Implementation of Phase 1  of rehabilitation of historically disturbed areas

 

7. Directors Remuneration

R   24 362 554

Fees paid to directors serving on both Alexkor and Alexkor RMC PSJV boards

TOTAL

R 225 406 938

 

02 July 2018 - NW1305

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) Whether he has been informed of the 12 Transnet Employees at the Ngqura Container Terminal in Port Elizabeth (names furnished), who were unfairly dismissed after lodging grievances against their supervisor (name furnished), who had continuously victimised and abused them racially; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what has he done to ensure that (a) the 12 former employees get re-employed, (b) the grievances were investigated and (c) unfair dismissal investigated?

Reply:

This response is according to information received from Transnet:

(a) The 12 Employees who were dismissed were charged with insubordination, underwent formal disciplinary process, were found guilty and dismissed. At no point were victimization and racism cited during their disciplinary process. The matter followed proper employment law processes and has even been referred to the labour court.

(b) There is currently no suggestion that the employees were unfairly dismissed and at all appeal processed outside the Company, the Company decision has been upheld.

(c) At all material times, the employees have appealed for re-employment but at no time have they ever raised allegations of victimization or racial abuse as reason for dismissal.

02 July 2018 - NW1561

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What is the (i) name and (ii) location of each clinic in the country that has experienced a water shortage in (aa) 2017 and (bb) 2018 and (b) on what date did the water shortage (i) start and (ii) come to an end in each case?

Reply:

All health facilities including hospitals and clinics in the country do have water supply services. However, like any other services there might be interruptions from time to time for various reasons such as breakdowns, drought, etc. in such cases temporary supply services, i.e water cartage takes place to remedy the emergency situation. Depending on the geographical location of the facilities, local authorities like municipalities do assist in emergency cases. Since such activities are at operational level for a short span of time, it is not necessary to keep detailed recording of these activities at the National Department of Health.

END.

02 July 2018 - NW1332

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James, Ms LV to ask the Minister of Health

Whether he has put any mechanisms in place to address the rising number of medical legal claims?

Reply:

Yes.

Medico-legal Workshop

A Medico-legal Workshop was held in Pretoria on the 13th January 2015 to look at medico-legal claims. The workshop looked at the following issues:

  • Patient safety;
  • The impact of medico-legal litigation on the recruitment of specialists and on access to care in South Africa;
  • Management of claims; and
  • Ensuring access to justice for patients harmed.

This workshop culminated in the Medico-Legal Summit which was held on 09 -10 March 2015.

Medico-legal Summit

The Medico-Legal Summit was attended by various stakeholders which included medical and legal personnel (public and private sectors); private and public health establishments (hospitals) and the World Health Organisation among others. The Medico-Legal Summit came up with the Medico-Legal Declaration. The Declaration recommended interventions in 3 areas namely: medical (patient safety), administration and legal solutions.

1. Medical Solution (Patient Safety) - This is aimed at reducing the incidences of the negligence, medical malpractice or unethical behaviour and adverse events amongst others.

2. Administrative Solution - This strives to ensure proper record keeping that will minimize the loss or theft of medical records and proper communication with patients and members of the public.

3. Legal Solution - This looks at various legal interventions including but not limited to mediation; contingency fees; the common law rule of “once and for all”; the periodic or staggered payment instead of a lump sum payment.

Medical Solution (Patient Safety)

In implementing the Medical solution (Patient Safety), the following interventions are being implemented:

(a) Ensuring that there is a Patient Experience of Care;

(b) Ensuring that there is Patient Safety Incident and Reporting, Complaints and Compliments Guidelines;

(c) The Office of Health Standards Compliance and the Health Ombud are also critical role players on the compliance with norms and standards for the provision of health services in South Africa;

(d) Ensuring that there are also Committees on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal, Neonatal and Under 5 Deaths; and

Administration

In implementing the Administrative solution, the Department has started with the following interventions:

(a) Improvement of Filing and record systems (from manual record keeping to electronic filling and record keeping);

(b) Patient Record Management;

(c) Patient Registers; and

(d) Health Patient Registration System.

Legal

In implementing the Legal solution, the Department with the assistance of Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is currently busy with the following interventions:

(a) The South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) under Project 141 – Medico-Legal Claims has undertaken an investigation on various interventions such as mediation; contingency fees; the common law rule of “once and for all”; the periodic or staggered payment instead of a lump sum payment among others. These investigations will lead to legislative reform. In this regard, the SALRC had issued the Issue paper calling for public comments. The closing date was 30 September 2017.

(b) The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is also introducing the State Liability Amendment Bill, 2018 to introduce periodic or staggered payment of claims instead of a lump sum payment. The State Liability Amendment Bill, 2018 is to provide for the periodic payments instead of lump sum as it is currently and the treatment of Medico-Legal claimants to be provided for in the public sector facilities (Hospitals), free of charge.

The National Health Council (“MinMEC”) passed a resolution to standardize the patient admission forms across Provinces to also include language that allow for mediation as the first compulsory step for resolution of Medico-Legal disputes. This is done with the assistance of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (Judge Cassim Sardiwalla and the State Attorney).

END.

02 July 2018 - NW1560

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Hlonyana, Mrs NKF to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What is the (i) name and (ii) location of each hospital in the country that has experienced a water shortage in (aa) 2017 and (bb) 2018 and (b) on what date did the shortage (i) start and (ii) come to an end in each case?

Reply:

All health facilities including hospitals and clinics in the country do have water supply services. However, like any other services there might be interruptions from time to time for various reasons such as breakdowns, drought, etc. in such cases temporary supply services, i.e water cartage takes place to remedy the emergency situation. Depending on the geographical location of the facilities, local authorities like municipalities do assist in emergency cases. Since such activities are at operational level for a short span of time, it is not necessary to keep detailed recording of these activities at the National Department of Health.

END.

02 July 2018 - NW405

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Hlonyana, Mrs NKF to ask the Minister of Health

What is the total number of young doctors (a) who are obligated to complete their community service in 2018 and (b) who have been placed?

Reply:

A total of 1 291 South African medical practitioners who were eligible for community service were appointed. From month-to-month new interns complete and are accommodated as we become aware of them. To date an additional 37 have been allocated.

 

END.

02 July 2018 - NW1272

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)Whether her department has determined the extent of the recent leaking of information of Facebook users in South Africa to Cambridge Analytica; if not, will (a) her department and/or (b) the Government be investigating the leak; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether (a) her department and/or (b) the Government will take any action to address the issue; if so, (i) will the issue be treated as a cybercrime issue, (ii) will she ask the Portfolio Committee on Communications to investigate the issue, (iii) which other entities will be involved in the investigation and (iv) what will the punishment be to address the issue?

Reply:

Requesting the Honorable Member to refer the question to the Ministers of Police and State Security who will be in a better position to investigate issues relating to cybercrimes.

02 July 2018 - NW1461

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)Whether, with reference to the reply of the President, Mr C M Ramaphosa, to the debate on the State of the Nation Address on 22 February 2018 to implement lifestyle audits, (a) she, (b) senior management service members in her department and/or (c) any of the heads of entities reporting to her have undergone a lifestyle audit in the past three financial years; if not, have any plans been put in place to perform such audits; if so, in each case, what are the details of the (i) date of the lifestyle audit, (ii) name of the person undergoing the audit, (iii) name of the auditing firm conducting the audit and (iv) outcome of the audit; (2) Whether she will furnish Mr J Vos with copies of the lifestyle audit reports?

Reply:

The Department together with all the entities reporting to her has not conducted lifestyle audits.

1. (a) No

(b) Not Applicable

(c) (i) Not Applicable

(ii) Not Applicable

(iii) Not Applicable

(iv) Not Applicable

(2) Not applicable

02 July 2018 - NW436

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

(a) What is the current amount that is outstanding in terms of rental income for each Ministerial residence, (b) which Ministers are in arrears, (c) what is the (i) location and (ii) description of each residence with outstanding rental income, (d) what is the cost of monthly rental of each of the specified residences and (e) what processes have been followed to collect outstanding debt?

Reply:

I appreciate this question from the Honourable Member, as it has brought to my attention a crucial matter regarding the payment of rental costs for Ministerial houses. The officials of the Department of Public Works are currently in the process of verifying the debt owed to the Department with the relevant Ministries. Thus, it would be premature of me to release unverified figures at this stage.

Nevertheless, what is apparent is that there may have been a systemic lapse in terms of the collection of rent from Members of the National Executive, because some amounts are beyond what would be regarded as normal debt (i.e. under 3 months of rental owed).

To this effect I have asked the Departmental officials to reconcile the debt and verify all the amounts owed to the Department of Public Works in respect of Ministerial houses. I have also sought assurance that measures have been undertaken to ensure that rent for Ministerial houses is collected on a monthly basis from all the Ministers and Deputy Ministers who are supposed to be paying that rent.

I can assure the Honourable Member that the Members of the Executive are fully committed to paying their rental costs. What we must ensure is that we address the systemic gap that has caused the debt to escalate for certain Ministerial houses.

02 July 2018 - NW1330

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Basson, Mr LJ to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)With reference to the reply to question 475 on 31 March 2016, (a) by what date will the first phase of the Madibeng Water Purification Plant be completed and (b) at what cost; (2) (a) by what date will construction on the second module of 20 megalitres of the specified plant begin and (b) (i) by what date will construction be completed and (ii) at what cost; (3) whether any plans have been put in place to build additional reservoirs in Madibeng; if not, why not; if so, (a) by what date, (b) where and (c) at what cost; (4) Whether any new pipelines will be built to carry water to existing reservoirs in Madibeng; (5) by what date will the pipeline from the pump station at the Crocodile River to the plant be built?

Reply:

(1)(a) The first phase of the Madibeng Water Purification Plant is projected to be completed by 31 March 2019 provided that an additional R100 million is made available in the current financial year for electrical and mechanical works of the plant.

(1)(b) The estimated cost for completion of the first phase of the Madibeng Water Purification Plant is R528 million.

(2)(a) The construction of additional 20 megalitres (second module) will commence in the financial year 2022/23.

(2)(b)(i) The construction is projected to be completed by the end of 2025/26 financial year.

(2)(b)(ii) The estimated cost of R701 million for the second module of 20 megalitres of the specified plant.

(3) There are no plans to build additional reservoirs in Madibeng; there are currently enough existing reservoirs in Letlhabile, Sonop, Maboloka, Mothutlung, Ouskral, Madidi, Mmakau, Jericho, and Majakaneng.

(3)(a) Falls away.

(3)(b) Falls away.

(3)(c) Falls away.

(4) Yes, construction of new pipelines to carry water to existing reservoirs is projected to commence in 2019/20 financial year.

(5) The pipeline from the pump station at the Crocodile River to the plant to be completed by the end of 2018/19 financial year.

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02 July 2018 - NW561

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What is the (i) name, (ii) location and (iii) patient capacity of each (aa) clinic, (bb) hospital and (cc) other public health facility that does not have electricity and (b) what is the reason for this in each case?

Reply:

The response is as follows, according to the Provincial Departments of Health:

Eastern Cape (110 facilities)

The table below indicates the facilities that do not have electricity:

Facility Name

Facility Type (Clinic/CHC/Hospital)

District Municipality Name

Mnceba clinic

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Mngungu clinic

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Qobo clinic

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Amantshangase Clinic

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Hlamandana clinic

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Ntlenzi clinic

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Meje clinic

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Zulu clinic

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Qaqa clinic

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Matubeni clinic

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Mwaca clinic

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Tela clinic

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Lugangeni clinic

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Ntlabeni clinic

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Mzongwana clinic

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Qasa

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Ntlola clinic

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Cancele

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Machibini

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Umtumase

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Baleni clinic

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Ndela clinic

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Mpetsheni Clinic

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Sigidi

Clinic

Mzimvubu (Alfred Nzo)

Shepard’s hope clinic

Clinic

Maluti (Alfred Nzo)

Likhetlane clinic

Clinic

Maluti (Alfred Nzo)

Queen’s Mercy clinic

Clinic

Maluti (Alfred Nzo)

Paballong clinic

Clinic

Maluti (Alfred Nzo)

Rolweni clinic

Clinic

Maluti (Alfred Nzo)

Magadla clinic

Clinic

Maluti (Alfred Nzo)

Madlangala

Clinic

Maluti (Alfred Nzo)

Mpharane

Clinic

Maluti (Alfred Nzo)

Makwantini

Clinic

Maluti (Alfred Nzo)

Mount Hargreaves

Clinic

Maluti (Alfred Nzo)

Dundee

Clinic

Maluti (Alfred Nzo)

Daliwe

Clinic

Amahlathi

Cumakala 1

Clinic

Amahlathi

Cumakala 2

Clinic

Amahlathi

Stutterheim Town

Clinic

Amahlathi

Nqabarha

Clinic

Mbhashe

Qwaninga

Clinic

Mbhashe

Keti

Clinic

Mbhashe

Mpozolo

Clinic

Mbhashe

Mahasana

Clinic

Mbhashe

Guba Clinic

Clinic

Emalahleni

Mhlanga Clinic

Clinic

Emalahleni

Tsembeyi Clinic

Clinic

Emalahleni

Xonxa Clinic

Clinic

Emalahleni

Rodana Clinic

Clinic

Emalahleni

Rwantsana Clinic

Clinic

Emalahleni

Lanti Clinic

Clinic

Emalahleni

Sinqumeni Clinic

Clinic

Ngcobo

Eluhewini

Clinic

Ngcobo

Tylenol Clinic

Clinic

Lukhanji

Fransbury Clinic

Clinic

Lukhanji

Braakloof Satellities

Clinic

Lukhanji

Enoch Mgijima Clinic

Clinic

Lukhanji

Sada Clinic

Clinic

Lukhanji

Ncedolwethu Clinic

Clinic

Sakhisizwe

Thembalethu Clinic

Clinic

Sakhisizwe

Mhlwazi Clinic

Clinic

Sakhisizwe

Nieu Bethesda Clinic

Clinic

Camdeboo

Willowmore Clinic

Clinic

Camdeboo

Baviaans Clinic

Clinic

Camdeboo

Rietbron Clinic

Clinic

Camdeboo

Kwanonqubela Clinic

Clinic

Makana

Marselle Clinic

Clinic

Makana

Kenton on Sea Clinic

Clinic

Makana

Nolukhanyo Clinic

Clinic

Makana

Kwanonzwakazi Clinic

Clinic

Makana

Misgund Clinic

Clinic

Kouga

Imizamo Yethu Clinic

Clinic

Kouga

Masakhane Clinic

Clinic

Kouga

St Francis Clinic

Clinic

Kouga

Lukhanyiso Clinic

Clinic

Kouga

Woodlands Clinic

Clinic

Kouga

Loerie Clinic

Clinic

Kouga

Mtambalala Clinic

Clinic

Nyandeni

Ngcoya Clinic

Clinic

Nyandeni

Lutshaya Clinic

Clinic

Nyandeni

Qandu

Clinic

Nyandeni

Kanyayo Clinic

Clinic

Qaukeni

Bala Clinic

Clinic

Qaukeni

Xopozo Clinic

Clinic

Qaukeni

Lubala Health Post Clinic

Clinic

Qaukeni

Nxotwe Clinic

Clinic

Mhlontlo

Shawburry Clinic

Clinic

Mhlontlo

Mdyobe

Clinic

Mhlontlo

Maxhwele Clinic

Clinic

KSD

SOS Clinic

Clinic

KSD

Sonwabile Clinic

Clinic

Elundini

Mangoloaneng Clinic

Clinic

Elundini

Tsitsana Clinic

Clinic

Elundini

Mqokolweni Clinic

Clinic

Elundini

Seqhobong

Clinic

Elundini

Bethania

Clinic

Elundini

Ulundi

Clinic

Elundini

Isikhoba Clinic

Clinic - Paid

Chris Hani

Meje

CHC -Paid

Alfred Nzo

Nkwenkwana Clinic

Clinic - Paid

Chris Hani

Sipetu Hospital

Hospital _ Paid

 

Magwa

Clinic - Paid

OR Tambo

Ntshentshe

Clinic - Paid

OR Tambo

Sulenkama Hospital

Hospital

 

Gengqe Clinic

Clinic - Paid

OR Tambo

Mahlubini

Clinic

Chris Hani

Zabasa

Clinic

Chris Hani

Qebe

Clinic

Chris Hani

Nyaniso

CHC

 

Flagstaff

CHC

 

Free State (One facility)

Only one facility does not have electricity, but does have a generator on-site.

Facility Name

Facility Type (Clinic/CHC/Hospital)

District Municipality Name

Memel Clinic

Clinic

Thabo Mafutsanyana

Gauteng (One facility)

Only one facility was identified as having no electricity.

Facility Name

Facility Type (Clinic/CHC/Hospital)

District Municipality Name

Thusanong 2

Clinic

West Rand

KwaZulu Natal

All health facilities have electricity.

Limpopo

All health facilities have electricity.

Mpumalanga

All health facilities have electricity.

North-West

All health facilities have electricity.

Northern Cape

All health facilities have electricity.

Western Cape

All health facilities have electricity.

END.

02 July 2018 - NW991

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

How much land does (a) his department and (b) entities reporting to him (i) own, (ii) have exclusive rights to and/or (iii) lease from the state to (aa) use and/or (bb) occupy?

Reply:

DPE response

Response is based on information received from DPE Corporate Management

(a)The Department of Public Enterprises does not own land.

(b) None applicable.

(i) None applicable; (ii) None applicable; (iii) None applicable.

(aa) None applicable; (bb) None applicable

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

South African Express Airways does not own any land.

The response is according to information supplied by Alexkor, Denel and Safcol.

ALEXKOR SOC LIMITED

(b)

Town

Size (m2)

(i)

(ii)

(iii) lease from the state to

     

Own

Exclusive rights

(aa) use

(bb) occupy

1

Port Nolloth

8088

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

2

Port Nolloth

451

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

3

Port Nolloth

862

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

4

Port Nolloth

14975

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

5

Port Nolloth

746

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

6

Port Nolloth

670

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

7

Bitterfontein

907

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

8

Bitterfontein

1502

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

9

Bitterfontein

495

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

10

Springbok

629

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

11

Alexander Bay

257

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

12

Alexander Bay

114

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

13

Alexander Bay

114

Own

N/A

N/A

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14

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114

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15

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208

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N/A

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218

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N/A

N/A

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17

Alexander Bay

230

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N/A

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18

Alexander Bay

185

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N/A

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19

Alexander Bay

237

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N/A

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20

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

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21

Alexander Bay

162

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N/A

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22

Alexander Bay

211

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N/A

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23

Alexander Bay

140

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N/A

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24

Alexander Bay

140

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N/A

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Alexander Bay

140

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N/A

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26

Alexander Bay

140

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N/A

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27

Alexander Bay

155

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N/A

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28

Alexander Bay

140

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N/A

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29

Alexander Bay

157

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N/A

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30

Alexander Bay

135

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N/A

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200

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N/A

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Alexander Bay

200

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N/A

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33

Alexander Bay

214

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N/A

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34

Alexander Bay

303

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N/A

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35

Alexander Bay

250

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N/A

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36

Alexander Bay

184

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N/A

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37

Alexander Bay

232

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N/A

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38

Alexander Bay

206

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N/A

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39

Alexander Bay

162

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N/A

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40

Alexander Bay

164

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N/A

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41

Alexander Bay

163

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42

Alexander Bay

162

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N/A

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43

Alexander Bay

163

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N/A

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44

Alexander Bay

174

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N/A

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45

Alexander Bay

209

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N/A

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46

Alexander Bay

249

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N/A

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47

Alexander Bay

165

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N/A

N/A

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48

Alexander Bay

165

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N/A

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49

Alexander Bay

88

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N/A

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50

Alexander Bay

90

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N/A

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51

Alexander Bay

88

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N/A

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52

Alexander Bay

98

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N/A

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53

Alexander Bay

88

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N/A

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54

Alexander Bay

88

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N/A

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55

Alexander Bay

98

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N/A

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56

Alexander Bay

90

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N/A

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57

Alexander Bay

88

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N/A

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58

Alexander Bay

117

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N/A

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59

Alexander Bay

112

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N/A

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60

Alexander Bay

90

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N/A

N/A

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61

Alexander Bay

90

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N/A

N/A

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62

Alexander Bay

98

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N/A

N/A

N/A

63

Alexander Bay

87

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N/A

N/A

N/A

64

Alexander Bay

103

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N/A

N/A

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65

Alexander Bay

88

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N/A

N/A

N/A

66

Alexander Bay

120

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N/A

N/A

N/A

67

Alexander Bay

83

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N/A

N/A

N/A

68

Alexander Bay

143

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N/A

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N/A

69

Alexander Bay

106

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N/A

N/A

N/A

70

Alexander Bay

99

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N/A

N/A

N/A

71

Alexander Bay

118

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N/A

N/A

N/A

72

Alexander Bay

88

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N/A

N/A

N/A

73

Alexander Bay

99

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N/A

N/A

N/A

74

Alexander Bay

132

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N/A

N/A

N/A

75

Alexander Bay

132

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N/A

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76

Alexander Bay

142

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N/A

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77

Alexander Bay

132

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N/A

N/A

N/A

78

Alexander Bay

132

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N/A

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79

Alexander Bay

121

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N/A

N/A

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80

Alexander Bay

143

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N/A

N/A

N/A

81

Alexander Bay

103

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N/A

N/A

N/A

82

Alexander Bay

105

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N/A

N/A

N/A

83

Alexander Bay

105

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N/A

N/A

N/A

84

Alexander Bay

94

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N/A

N/A

N/A

85

Alexander Bay

107

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N/A

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N/A

86

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

87

Alexander Bay

117

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N/A

N/A

N/A

88

Alexander Bay

95

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N/A

N/A

N/A

89

Alexander Bay

102

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N/A

N/A

N/A

90

Alexander Bay

107

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N/A

N/A

N/A

91

Alexander Bay

89

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N/A

N/A

N/A

92

Alexander Bay

99

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N/A

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93

Alexander Bay

107

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N/A

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94

Alexander Bay

99

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N/A

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95

Alexander Bay

107

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N/A

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96

Alexander Bay

99

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N/A

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N/A

97

Alexander Bay

107

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N/A

N/A

N/A

98

Alexander Bay

138

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N/A

N/A

N/A

99

Alexander Bay

154

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N/A

N/A

N/A

100

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

101

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

102

Alexander Bay

160

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N/A

N/A

N/A

103

Alexander Bay

147

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N/A

N/A

N/A

104

Alexander Bay

110

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N/A

N/A

N/A

105

Alexander Bay

88

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N/A

N/A

N/A

106

Alexander Bay

107

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N/A

N/A

N/A

107

Alexander Bay

104

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N/A

N/A

N/A

108

Alexander Bay

85

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N/A

N/A

N/A

109

Alexander Bay

96

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N/A

N/A

N/A

110

Alexander Bay

96

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N/A

N/A

N/A

111

Alexander Bay

95

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

112

Alexander Bay

85

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N/A

N/A

N/A

113

Alexander Bay

96

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

114

Alexander Bay

96

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N/A

N/A

N/A

115

Alexander Bay

191

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N/A

N/A

N/A

116

Alexander Bay

90

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N/A

N/A

N/A

117

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

118

Alexander Bay

110

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N/A

N/A

N/A

119

Alexander Bay

154

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N/A

N/A

N/A

120

Alexander Bay

121

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N/A

N/A

N/A

121

Alexander Bay

132

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N/A

N/A

N/A

122

Alexander Bay

136

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N/A

N/A

N/A

123

Alexander Bay

98

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N/A

N/A

N/A

124

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

N/A

125

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

N/A

126

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

N/A

127

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

N/A

128

Alexander Bay

357

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N/A

N/A

N/A

129

Alexander Bay

206

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N/A

N/A

N/A

130

Alexander Bay

206

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N/A

N/A

N/A

131

Alexander Bay

206

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N/A

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N/A

132

Alexander Bay

206

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N/A

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N/A

133

Alexander Bay

206

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N/A

N/A

N/A

134

Alexander Bay

206

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N/A

N/A

N/A

135

Alexander Bay

206

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N/A

N/A

N/A

136

Alexander Bay

266

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N/A

N/A

N/A

137

Alexander Bay

204

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N/A

N/A

N/A

138

Alexander Bay

204

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N/A

N/A

N/A

139

Alexander Bay

204

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N/A

N/A

N/A

140

Alexander Bay

204

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N/A

N/A

N/A

141

Alexander Bay

204

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

142

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

143

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

144

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

145

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

146

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

147

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

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148

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

149

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

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150

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

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151

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

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N/A

152

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

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N/A

153

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

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154

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

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155

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

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N/A

156

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

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157

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

158

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

159

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

160

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

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161

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

162

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

163

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

164

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

165

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

166

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

167

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

168

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

169

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

170

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

171

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

172

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

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173

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

174

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

175

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

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N/A

176

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

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177

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

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178

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

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179

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

N/A

180

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

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181

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

N/A

182

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

N/A

183

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

N/A

184

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

N/A

185

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

N/A

186

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

N/A

187

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

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188

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

N/A

189

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

N/A

190

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

N/A

191

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

N/A

192

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

N/A

193

Alexander Bay

270

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

194

Alexander Bay

270

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

195

Alexander Bay

200

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N/A

N/A

N/A

196

Alexander Bay

200

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

197

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

N/A

198

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

199

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

200

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

N/A

201

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

N/A

202

Alexander Bay

170

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N/A

N/A

N/A

203

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

204

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

205

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

206

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

207

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

208

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

209

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

210

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

211

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

212

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

213

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

214

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

215

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

216

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

217

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

218

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

219

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

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220

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

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221

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

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N/A

222

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

223

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

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224

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

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225

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

226

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

227

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

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228

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

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229

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

230

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

231

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

232

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

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233

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

234

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

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235

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

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N/A

236

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

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237

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

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N/A

238

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

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239

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

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240

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

241

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

242

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

243

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

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244

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

245

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

246

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

247

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

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248

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

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249

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

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250

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

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251

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

252

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

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253

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

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254

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

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255

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

256

Alexander Bay

144

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N/A

N/A

N/A

257

Alexander Bay

144

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N/A

N/A

N/A

258

Alexander Bay

144

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N/A

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N/A

259

Alexander Bay

144

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N/A

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260

Alexander Bay

144

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N/A

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N/A

261

Alexander Bay

115

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N/A

N/A

N/A

262

Alexander Bay

115

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

263

Alexander Bay

115

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

264

Alexander Bay

115

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N/A

N/A

N/A

265

Alexander Bay

115

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N/A

N/A

N/A

266

Alexander Bay

115

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

267

Alexander Bay

102

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

268

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

269

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

270

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

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271

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

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272

Alexander Bay

90

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N/A

N/A

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273

Alexander Bay

90

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N/A

N/A

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274

Alexander Bay

90

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N/A

N/A

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275

Alexander Bay

90

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N/A

N/A

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276

Alexander Bay

90

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N/A

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277

Alexander Bay

90

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N/A

N/A

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278

Alexander Bay

90

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N/A

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279

Alexander Bay

91

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N/A

N/A

N/A

280

Alexander Bay

91

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N/A

N/A

N/A

281

Alexander Bay

98

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

282

Alexander Bay

98

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

283

Alexander Bay

91

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

284

Alexander Bay

91

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

285

Alexander Bay

98

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

286

Alexander Bay

98

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

287

Alexander Bay

91

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

288

Alexander Bay

91

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

289

Alexander Bay

98

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

290

Alexander Bay

98

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

291

Alexander Bay

99

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

292

Alexander Bay

117

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

293

Alexander Bay

99

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

294

Alexander Bay

99

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

295

Alexander Bay

117

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

296

Alexander Bay

99

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

297

Alexander Bay

117

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

298

Alexander Bay

99

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

299

Alexander Bay

99

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

300

Alexander Bay

117

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

301

Alexander Bay

99

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

302

Alexander Bay

117

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

303

Alexander Bay

117

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

304

Alexander Bay

130

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

305

Alexander Bay

55

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

306

Alexander Bay

153

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

307

Alexander Bay

153

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

308

Alexander Bay

153

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

309

Alexander Bay

153

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

310

Alexander Bay

153

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

311

Alexander Bay

153

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

312

Alexander Bay

153

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

313

Alexander Bay

85

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

314

Alexander Bay

85

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

315

Alexander Bay

103

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

316

Alexander Bay

85

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

317

Alexander Bay

125

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

318

Alexander Bay

102

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

319

Alexander Bay

125

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

320

Alexander Bay

102

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

321

Alexander Bay

125

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

322

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

323

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

324

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

325

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

326

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

327

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

328

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

329

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

330

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

331

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

332

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

333

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

334

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

335

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

336

Alexander Bay

114

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

337

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

338

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

339

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

340

Alexander Bay

102

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

341

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

342

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

343

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

344

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

345

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

346

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

347

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

348

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

349

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

350

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

351

Alexander Bay

84

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

352

Alexander Bay

120

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

353

Alexander Bay

118

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

354

Alexander Bay

118

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

355

Alexander Bay

91

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

356

Alexander Bay

124

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

357

Alexander Bay

98

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

358

Alexander Bay

146

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

359

Alexander Bay

99

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

360

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

361

Alexander Bay

88

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

362

Alexander Bay

96

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

363

Alexander Bay

105

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

364

Alexander Bay

105

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

365

Alexander Bay

96

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

366

Alexander Bay

105

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

367

Alexander Bay

100

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

368

Alexander Bay

105

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

369

Alexander Bay

96

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

370

Alexander Bay

85

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

371

Alexander Bay

100

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

372

Alexander Bay

120

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

373

Alexander Bay

96

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

374

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

375

Alexander Bay

85

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

376

Alexander Bay

125

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

377

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

378

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

379

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

380

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

381

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

382

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

383

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

384

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

385

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

386

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

387

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

388

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

389

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

390

Alexander Bay

98

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

391

Alexander Bay

117

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

392

Alexander Bay

117

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

393

Alexander Bay

88

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

394

Alexander Bay

97

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

395

Alexander Bay

87

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

396

Alexander Bay

87

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

397

Alexander Bay

88

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

398

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

399

Alexander Bay

98

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

400

Alexander Bay

50

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

401

Alexander Bay

50

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

402

Alexander Bay

84

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

403

Alexander Bay

50

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

404

Alexander Bay

64

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

405

Alexander Bay

84

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

DENEL SOC LIMITED

(b)

Town

Size (ha)

(i)

(ii)

(iii) lease from the state to

     

Own

Exclusive rights

(aa) use

(bb) occupy

 

WF Nkomo Street - Pretoria

481

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Pelindaba - Pretoria

5

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Lyttelton - Centurion

40.43

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Irene - Centurion

53.6

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Somerset West – Cape Town

474.6

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Wellington – Cape Town

3,182

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Boskop - Potchefstroom

1,365

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Boksburg - Johannesburg

2

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Grabouw – Western Cape

114

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Kempton Park - Johannesburg

242

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Benoni - Johannesburg

7.5

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Alberton - Johannesburg

3.2

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

SAFCOL SOC LIMITED

(b)

(Nearest Town)/Town

Size

(ha)

(i)

(ii)

(iii) lease from the state to

     

Own (Ha)

Exclusive rights

(aa) use (ha)

(bb) occupy (ha)

SAFCOL OWNED PROPERTY

 

(Nongoma)/Part of Ngome Plantation

2312

2312

Ownership

N/A

N/A

 

(Mtubatuba)

127

127

Ownership

N/A

N/A

 

Belfast

0,571

0,571

Ownership

N/A

N/A

 

Amsterdam

0,8565

0,8565

Ownership

N/A

N/A

(b)

(Nearest Town)/Town

Size

(ha)

(i)

(ii)

(iii) lease from the state to

     

Own (Ha)

Exclusive rights

(aa) use (ha)

(bb) occupy (ha)

PROPERTY LEASED BY SAFCOL

 

Belfast Plantation – (Belfast)

6,245

N/A

Lease

6,245

6,245

 

Berlin Plantation – (Mbombela)

13,583

N/A

Lease

13,583

13,583

 

Jessievale Plantation – (Warburton)

18,722

N/A

Lease

18,722

18,722

 

Ngome Plantation – (Vryheid)

3,700

N/A

Lease

3,700

3,700

 

Uitsoek Plantation – (Mbombela)

9,912

N/A

Lease

9,912

9,912

 

Nelshoogte Plantation – (Barberton)

11,704

N/A

Lease

11,704

11,704

 

Witklip Plantation – (Whiteriver)

9,884

N/A

Lease

9,884

9,884

 

Roburnia Plantation – (Amsterdam)

15,208

N/A

Lease

15,208

15,208

 

Bergvliet Plantation – (Sabie)

17,907

N/A

Lease

17,907

17,907

 

Blyde Plantation - (Graskop)

12,924

N/A

Lease

12,924

12,924

 

Brooklands Plantation – (Sabie/Whiteriver)

12,780

N/A

Lease

12,780

12,780

 

Tweefontein Plantation – (Sabie)

18,968

N/A

Lease

18,968

18,968

(b)

(Nearest Town)/Town

Size

(ha)

(i)

(ii)

(iii) lease from the state to

     

Own (Ha)

Exclusive rights

(aa) use (ha)

(bb) occupy (ha)

 

Wilgeboom Plantation – (Hazyview)

9,339

N/A

Lease

9,339

9,339

 

Woodbush Plantation – (Tzaneen)

9,446

N/A

Lease

9,446

9,446

 

Entabeni Plantation – (Louis Trichardt)

16,998

N/A

Lease

16,998

16,998

   
       
       
         
       
       

Responses are according to the information received from Eskom and Transnet.

ESKOM SOC Limited

(b)(i)

Eskom owns 6 465 land parcels as provided in Annexure A. We are in the process of conducting an extensive verification of our fixed assets including land. Our verification exercise will provide more up to date information.

(b)(ii)

Eskom does not have exclusive rights. However, over and above the land parcels owned by Eskom, we have 56 361 servitude rights (right of way across landowners’ properties), as provided in Annexure B.

(b)(iii)

Eskom does not lease any land from the State

(b)(iii)(aa)

Not applicable

(b)(iii)(bb)

Not applicable

TRANSNET SOC Limited

(b)(i)(ii)(iii)

The following table sets out information on Transnet’s property as at 20 March 2018. More information is also attached.

Transnet Properties

Operating Division

Provinces and types of Property

Total Area in Hectares

Total No. of Properties

 

 

Registered

Un-Registered

Registered

Un-Registered

Transnet Freight Rail

All provinces. Mostly where railway infrastructure is situated

64 869

28 726

19 338

11 486

Transnet Engineering

Salt River, Uitenhage, Bloemfontein, Durban, Germiston, Koedoespoort, Kilner Park & other Ex TFR properties

785

0

143

0

Transnet Property

All provinces. Includes 7 200 houses and vacant stands. 17 Hostels and lodges.

8 328

844

6 547

471

Transnet National Ports Authority

Ports:- Cape Town, Durban, East London, Mossel Bay, Port Nolloth, Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay and Saldanha

5 709

68 223

273

52

Transnet Pipelines

Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Gauteng & KwaZulu-Natal

115

1

80

4

 

 

79 806

97 794

26 381

12 013

Registered = Property held by Title

 

 

 

 

Un-Registered = Property held by Act or Expropriation

 

 

 

 

29 June 2018 - NW1938

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Ketabahle, Ms V to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

(1)What (a) is the total number of incidents of sexual harassment that were reported to the human resources offices of (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him in (aa) 2016 and (bb) 2017 and (b) are the details of each incident that took place; (2) Was each incident investigated; if not, why not in each case; if so, what were the outcomes of the investigation in each case?

Reply:

I have been informed by the Department and Entities as follows:

Department:

(1) None

USAASA

(1) None

SENTECH

(1) None

.ZADNA

(1) None

BBI

(1) None

NEMISA

(1) None

SITA

(1) One in 2017 who was charged and dismissed.

SAPO

  1. Three in 2016, who were all found not guilty.
  2. Four in 2017, two were found not guilty and two were dismissed.

Approved/ not approved

_______________

Dr SC Cwele, MP

Minister

DATE:

29 June 2018 - NW1904

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Alberts, Adv A to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Whether all members of the senior management service (SMS) in her department had declared their interests for the past year as required by the Public Service Regulations; if not, (a) why not, (b) how many of the specified members did not declare their interests and (c) what are the (i) names and (ii) ranks of the specified noncompliant members of the SMS; (2) whether noncompliant SMS members have been charged; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what number (a) of employees in her department at each post level are currently suspended on full salary and (b) of the specified employees at each post level have been suspended for the specified number of days (details furnished); (4) what is the total amount of cost attached to the days of service lost as a result of the suspensions in each specified case?

Reply:

1. All 160 Senior Management Service members had declared their financial interests by 31 May 2017 in terms of Regulation 18 of the Public Service Regulations 2016. The Department is currently processing the Public Service Commission verification report.

2. None.

(3)-(4) The table below provides a breakdown of officials on suspension and the cost attached to the days of service lost.

(a) Number of employees that are currently suspended on full salary

Salary level

(b) Number of days

(4) Cost attached to the days of service lost

1

13

43

R82 991.39

1

10

76

R90 912.65

1

6

69

R34 700.00

2

5

266

R118 232.99

1

3

120

R37 112.54

Total

R363 949.57

29 June 2018 - NW1645

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(a) What number of cases relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Act 12 of 2004, as amended, have been referred to the (i) SA Police Service (SAPS) and (ii) Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) by (aa) her department and (bb) each entity reporting to her for further investigation since the Act was assented to and (b) what number of the specified cases have (i) been investigated by SAPS and DPCI, (ii) been followed up by the respective accounting officers and (iii) resulted in a conviction in each specified financial year since 2004?

Reply:

ARMSCOR

Armscor has not had any cases relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Act 12 of 2004.

QUESTION 2

None, as per above.

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

(a) No cases relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act have been referred to the South African Police Services and Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation by the Military Police Division since financial year 2004. The Military Police Division is currently investigating all reported corruption cases within the Department of Defence.

(b) No cases relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act have been referred to the South African Police Services and Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation by the Military Police Division since financial year 2004. The Military Police Division is currently investigating all reported corruption cases within the DoD.

DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY VETERANS

a) Two cases have been reported by the DMV to the SAPS relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act 12 of 2004, as amended

b) Both the above cases are being investigated by the SAPS

MILOMBUD

There was one (1) case relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act 12 of 2004 reported to the SAPS, but investigated internally, however, the outcome from SAPS investigation is still awaited

CASTLE CONTROL BOARD

No case has been made or pursued in terms of the specified Act.

DEFENCE FORCE SERVICE COMMISSION

No cases have been referred by the Defence Force Service Commission

29 June 2018 - NW1799

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(1)What is the status of the ambient air quality in the South Durban eThekwini Municipality area? (2) has there been any recent health impact study undertaken by her department in the area; if not, why not; if so, what were the findings thereof; (3) what (a) are the details of the strategy that has been put in place to (i) address the findings of the specified study and (ii) improve the air quality in the area and (b) is the role played by the licensing authority in addressing the cumulative impact of air pollution in the area; (4) whether she will provide Mr T Z Hadebe with the (a) minutes of the Air Quality Officers forum, (b) air quality management plan and (c) allocated budget for air quality management; and (5) whether her department is considering an intervention on account of health risks posed; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)

Ambient air quality has been monitored at 14 stations in the EThekwini Municipality for 12 years to date. A range of pollutants are measured. Two stations, Southern Works and Wentworth are located in the South Durban Basin. Since 2008, particulate matter concentrations at these stations have come down and are now in compliance with South Africa national ambient air quality standards. Ganges ambient monitoring station, which falls outside the basin, is however in non-compliance with particulate matter ambient standards, and this is mostly due to the vehicle emissions from the busy Southern Freeway close to this station.

In terms of sulphur dioxide, the three stations in the basin, namely, Settlers, Southern Works and Wentworth have also reported significant decreases in the sulphur dioxide annually over the years. The reduction in pollution seen in most stations since 2008 to 2010 over eThekwini are as a result of regulatory interventions such as the Scheduled Trade Permitting system and Atmospheric Emission Licensing programs implemented by the city, to target industrial emissions within the South Durban Basin.

(2) Health studies require special scarce skills and are relatively expensive to undertake. In the recent years, the Department of Environmental Affairs has spent over 8 Million Rands on health studies. Unfortunately, for financial reasons, the department has to prioritise study areas to focus on at a given time. To date, the Department has completed a health study in the Vaal Triangle Priority area. The department is currently conducting a health study in the Highveld Priority Area (HPA). In addition to being costly, these studies also takes time to complete. The current HPA health study will only be completed in late 2019, and only after then can the Department consider other priority areas. In the meantime, provinces and municipalities are encouraged to conduct local health studies.

A South Durban Health study was conducted in 2007 to determine the health status of the Durban South residents with specific focus on respiratory diseases and to determine an association between these diseases and environmental pollution. The study also assessed the range of ambient air pollutants to determine the potential risk they pose on the health of the Durban South community. The study revealed that moderate ambient concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), nitric oxide (NO) sulphur dioxide (SO2) and PM10 were strongly and significantly associated with decrements in lung function among children with persistent asthma and/or polymorphism associated with the ability to respond to oxidative stress. Children attending school in the south of Durban as compared to the north, were significantly associated with the increased risk of persistent asthma and for marked airways hyper reactivity. For adults, residing in the south was significantly associated with hayfever and marginal associated with chronic bronchitis, wheeze, shortness of breath and hypertension.

In addition, a joint Health study was completed in the early 2000’s. This study included National, Provincial, and the Local sphere of government as well as academia, industry and international partners. The primary intervention post the study was to reduce the levels of SO2 in the area as this pollutant is a known trigger for asthma. Significant reductions for this pollutant have been achieved. The eThekwini Municipalities AQMP which has a five year life span has included a further Health study in the financial year 20/21. This will need to include multiple stakeholders as the municipality could not fund a study of this nature in isolation.

(3)(a) Since the study, a number of interventions have been deployed at national, provincial and municipal level. Below are just a few.

  • A tightening of controls on large industrial emitters with specific reference to SO2, Benzene, NOx and PM.
  • The Department of Environments Affairs developed Minimum Emission Standards to control industrial emissions. The notice in this regard was published in 2010 and finalised in 2013. There were no previous standards in this regard and this promulgation and this allows for far tighter regulation of industries. Regulatory air quality management including the assessment of all new developments by means of Specialist Studies together with the Licensing of all Listed Activities as defined in NEM; AQA (39 of 2004) have resulted in an improvement in the air quality in the area.
  • Enforcement inspections are being conducted to ensure compliance with the legislation and that conditions of the atmospheric emission licenses are adhered to.
  • Continuous monitoring of criteria pollutants to determine if the national ambient air standards are not exceeded. Since then there has been some improvements as shown below:

(b) is the role played by the licensing authority in addressing the cumulative impact of air pollution in the area:

  • The licensing authority continue to monitor the industry to ensure that they adhere to conditions of the atmospheric emissions licenses.
  • Cumulative impacts are generally considered during the approval of new developments. This is often approached by the introduction of specialist studies conducted during the EIA process

(4) The minutes of the AQO forum can be obtained from the Provincial Air Quality Officer at the provincial department responsible for environmental affairs.

(5) The intervention for addressing air pollution and therefore reducing the health risks posed are stipulated in the eThekwini Metro’s air quality management plan (AQMP). According to the said AQMP, the eThekwini Municipality Health Study is planned for 20/21. The National Department will support this process.

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29 June 2018 - NW1961

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Bozzoli, Dr B to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) What is the status of her department’s court application to take the Public Protector’s report on maladministration at the Tshwane South Technical and Vocational Education and Training College on review and (b) on what date is the case expected to be finalised?

Reply:

a) The Department has filed its supplementary affidavit, and the Office of the Public Protector is yet to file its answering affidavit. The attorneys for the Public Protector intend filing a condonation application for the late filing of its answering affidavit, where after the Office of the State Attorney will set the matter down for hearing.

b) As the Clerk of the Court determines the court dates, the Department is unable to indicate when the case will be finalised.

29 June 2018 - NW2111

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

(a) What is the level of medical stock in the pharmacy at 1 Military Hospital, (b) why has this very important indicator been removed by her department and (c) what is the direct impact of the medical stock level on soldiers and military veterans?

Reply:

(1)(a) What is the level of medical stock in the pharmacy at 1 Military Hospital,

Pharmaceuticals and medical consumables for emergencies and life-threatening situations are fully stocked and available at 1 Military Hospital. The medical stock levels at the 1 Military Hospital pharmacy stands at 75%. The stock levels should improve to 85% by the first week in July when more deliveries of stock are expected. Some challenges are experienced with the suppliers of pharmaceuticals at a national level.

(b) Why has this very important indicator been removed by her department and

The performance indicator that refers to the stock levels of pharmaceuticals and medical consumables has not been removed by the department. A decision was made to register the performance indicator as classified as stock levels are regarded as sensitive strategic information.

(c) What is the direct impact of the medical stock level on soldiers and military veterans?

The impact of medical stock levels is minimised by alternative arrangements such as the buying-out of medication that is not available in the SA Military Health Service. There is thus no direct impact on soldiers and military veterans, except the increased cost to the Department of Defence of the buy-out from private pharmacies.

29 June 2018 - NW2135

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the statistics generated during the Easter period in 2018, (a) what road campaigns took place (i) leading up to, (ii) during and (iii) after the specified period, (b) what were the objectives of each campaign in each province, (c) were the objectives met, (d) how was this measured, (e) where did each campaign take place, (f) to whom were the campaigns targeted and (g) what amount was spent on each campaign in each province?

Reply:

a) (i)      The following campaigns were undertaken leading up to Easter :

Driver workshops – road safety education workshop was conducted among drivers of major bus companies that were scheduled to transport people to different places of pilgrimageThe emphasis of the workshop was on fatigue management, pre-trip inspections, safe vehicles, impaired driving as well as reckless driving. Drivers were exposed to public transport accident scene that took place during the 2017 Easter Period. The Department of Health and the Road Accident Fund provided information on issues related to health fitness and wellbeing.

 

Road Awareness at institutions - road safety awareness activities were undertaken at churches, Taxi Ranks, Schools, places of entertainment, as well as filling stations along the major routes.  The purpose of the awareness activities was to increase knowledge and skills among travellers in relation to vehicle safety, overloading of passengers and goods, as well as substance abuse. Road safety officials were deployed at various transport public hubs which were known to be congested during Easter period as a result of travellers to raise awareness about safety on the roads.

Pedestrian Awareness - heightened pedestrian awareness activities were undertaken in areas, which are identified as hazardous locations. The focuses of the pedestrian activity were primarily on visibility, the safe crossing of roads, impaired walking as well as jay-walking.

 Youth road safety - Young people are largest group involved in reckless and negligent driving due to their attitudes towards safe road usage.  Road safety education campaigns were undertaken leading up to Easter at institutions of higher learning and the focus was on impaired walking and driving, dangerous walking and pedestrian visibility.

  

The activities were supported by a strong media campaign that included interviews and social media activations.

 (ii)     The following campaigns were undertaken during the Easter period:

  • Intensified law enforcement operations by national, provincial and local traffic authorities took place during the Easter period focussing inter alia on speed management, drunken driving, reckless and negligent driving, overloading, vehicle roadworthiness and cross-border operations.
  • Road safety education activities were staged on all routes that were identified.
  • Radio and television interviews were conducted on local, regional and national stations throughout the period to sustain the messages on safe Easter travel. Social media interactions were also intensified to reach young travellers.

(iii)   The following campaigns were undertaken after the Easter period:

Media interactions continued after the Easter period on all the platforms including TV and road interviews and social media platforms. The campaigns continued over the Worker’s day (May 1)  long weekend.

(b)     The objectives of the campaigns were to reduce fatalities on the identified hazardous routes and improve road user behaviour.

(c)       There was a reduction in crashes on identified hazardous routes however new hazardous routes emerged in other areas. The number of passenger fatalities were reduced although pedestrian fatalities increased suggesting that more work is still required.

(d)    This was measured by analyzing crashes and fatalities and comparing the outcome to the similar period in the previous years.

(e)    The campaigns took place at churches, institutions of higher learning, taxi ranks, halfway station along major routes, premises of major bus operators, on the roads in the form of roadblocks and on various media platforms.

(f)     The campaigns were targeted at drivers of public transport vehicles, passengers, pedestrians, the youth and faith-based organisations.

(g)   The campaigns were undertaken with approved operational budgets of provincial departments and municipalities.

 

29 June 2018 - NW1960

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Khawula, Mr M to ask the Minister of Economic Development

Whether the Competition Commission is investigating collusion, price fixing and/or uncompetitive behaviour by fuel suppliers (details furnished); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

The Competition Commission is investigating a number of cases of collusion and other uncompetitive behaviour in different sectors. However, as a matter of policy, the Competition Commission does not disclose which sectors it is currently investigating nor which sectors it is not investigating, unless such disclosure is warranted and in the public interest. Disclosing such detail may risk compromising any current or potential future investigation if prematurely released.

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29 June 2018 - NW2020

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)What are the details of the (a) number of accidents that vehicles owned by her department were involved (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018, (b) cost for repairs in each case and (c)(i) number of and (ii) reasons for vehicles being written off in each case; (2) whether all vehicles owned by her department have tracking devices installed?

Reply:

(a) (i) In the 2015/16 financial year, one vehicle was involved in a major accident and written off.

In the 2016/17 financial year, one vehicle was involved in a major accident and written off.

In the 2017/18 financial year, five vehicles were involved in minor accidents.

(ii) No accidents have been reported since 1 April 2018 to date.

(b) The table below shows the total repair costs for each of the five vehicles involved in minor accidents in the 2017/18 financial year.

Vehicle Make

Registration

Cost for Repairs

1. Toyota Condor

RYJ 186 GP

R 18 129.25

2. Toyota Corolla

FXN 411 EC

R 16 210. 00

3. BMW 335 GT

FF 18 RB GP

R 51 235.69

4. Mercedes Benz E 200

BB 36 GR GP

R 7 008.25

5. Toyota Corolla

BV 60 ZZ GP

R 4 111.82

Total

R 96 695.01

(c) (i) Two vehicles, i.e. VW Polo models with registration numbers DN 35 DP GP and DN 35 DL GP, were written off respectively in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 financial years.

(ii) The vehicles were damaged beyond repairs.

2. The Director-General has approved the installation of tracking devices, and the process is at the implementation phase.

29 June 2018 - NW2084

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Ngwenya, Ms W to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)With regard to the N2 Wild Coast Toll Road being constructed by the SA National Roads Agency, on what envisaged date will the (a) seven largest bridges be completed and (b) construction of the actual road itself begin; (2) whether any contracts have been signed for the construction of the specified road; if not, on what date(s) will the contracts be signed; (3) what obstacles has he found remain to the commencement of the construction of the road; (4) (a) on what date will the specified road be completed and (b) which section of the road will be completed (i) first and (ii) last?

Reply:

1. (a) The planned completion date of the seven largest bridges across the rivers are summarised in table below.

River name

Approx. Completion Date

Mzimvubu

August 2022

Msikaba

March 2022

Mtentu

November 2021

Mnyamani

June 2022

Kulumbe

June 2022

Mphlane

November 2021

Mzamba

May 2022

b. The planned N2 Wild Coast Road (N2WCR) extends from East London via Mthatha, Port St Johns and Lusikisiki to the Mtanvuna River on the border between the Eastern Cape and Kwa Zulu Natal.

i. The construction of brownfields portions of the N2WCR between East London and Mthatha and between Mthatha and Port St Johns began in 2011.

ii. Within the greenfields portion of the N2WCR between Port St Johns and Port Edward via Lusikisiki construction of Haul roads within the proclaimed road reserve to access the Msikaba and Mtentu bridge sites began in November 2016.

iii. The construction of the first of several greenfield road projects is planned to start approximately in April 2019.

2. To date the following contracts have been signed for the following N2 Wild Coast Road Projects:

Ref #

District Municipality

Local Municipality

Project Description

Project Number

Type of Work

Phase

Completion

1

Buffalo City Metro

Buffalo City Metro

N2 – Gonubie I/C to Brakfontein I/C

N.002-160-2015/1

Strengthening

Complete

2013

2

OR Tambo District Municipality

King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality

N2 – Sitebe Komkulu to Viedgesville

N.002-180-2003/1

Upgrade

Complete

2014

3

OR Tambo District Municipality

King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality/ Nyandeni Municipality

R61 – Mthatha to Ngqeleni (Dualling)

R.061-080-2011/1

Upgrade

Complete

2017

4

OR Tambo District Municipality

Port St Johns Local Municipality

R61 – TOMBO Intersection (Dual Carriageway)

R.061-080-2012/2

Improvement

Complete

2015

5

OR Tambo District Municipality

Ngquza Hill Local Municipality

R61 – Ntafufu River to Lusikisiki

R.061-080-2013/1

Special Maintenance

Complete

2013

6

Amathole

Mnquma

N2 - Toleni to Ibika

N.002-170-2015/1

Special Maintenance

Construction

2016

7

OR Tambo

King Sabata Dalindyebo

N2 – Tetyana to Sitebe Komkulu

N.002-180-2010/1

Upgrade

Construction

2016

8

OR Tambo

Nyandeni

R61 - Ngqeleni to Libode

R.061-080-2012/4

Upgrade

Construction

2014

9

OR Tambo

Nyandeni

R61 - Misty Mount to Mafini

R.061-080-2012/1

Upgrade

Construction

2016

10

OR Tambo

Port St Johns

R61 - Majola Tea to Tombo

R.061-080-2012/3

Upgrade

Construction

2014

11

OR Tambo

Ingquza Hill

N2WCR - Construction Haul Road to Msikaba bridge site south

N.002-200-2016/2S

Construction haul road & relocations

Construction

2016

12

OR Tambo

Ingquza Hill

N2WCR - Construction Haul Road to Msikaba bridge site north

N.002-200-2016/2N

Construction haul road & relocations

Construction

2016

13

OR Tambo District Municipality

Ingquza Hill

N2WCR - Construction Haul Road to Mtentu bridge site south

N.002-201-2016/1S

Construction haul road & relocations

Construction

2016

14

Alfred Nzo District Municipality/OR Tambo District Municipality

Mbizana Local Municipality/Ingquza Hill Local Municipality

N2 - Mtentu Bridge

N.002-201-2016/1

New Bridge

Construction

2018

15

Alfred Nzo District Municipality

Mbizana Local Municipality

N2WCR - Construction Haul Road to Mtentu bridge site north

N.002-201-2016/1N

Construction haul road & relocations

Construction

2016

3. After agreeing the final funding model with National Treasury in 2017, none.

4. (a) As seen from above table the first brownfields portions on the N2 was completed in 2013. The greenfield portion of the N2 Wild Coast Road between Port Edward and the Mtanvuna River is expected to be finished and open to traffic by late 2022/early 2023.

(b) (i) Within the greenfield portion the sub-sections of Lingeni to Msikaba and Msikaba to Mtentu are expected to be finished first.

(ii) Within the greenfield portion the sub-sections between Ndwalane and Ntafufu, which includes the Mzimvubu river bridge is expected to be finished last.

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29 June 2018 - NW1655

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Schmidt, Adv H to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(a) What number of cases relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Act 12 of 2004, as amended, have been referred to the (i) SA Police Service (SAPS) and (ii) Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) by (aa) his department and (bb) each entity reporting to him for further investigation since the Act was assented to and (b) what number of the specified cases have (i) been investigated by SAPS and DPCI, (ii) been followed up by the respective accounting officers and (iii) resulted in a conviction in each specified financial year since 2004?

Reply:

(aa) According to information kept by the Forensic Audit Unit (FAU), the statistics being provided are from 2005 until 2018. However, only few records for the years 2005 – 2009 could be retrieved and provided. The statistics for the year 2007 and 2010 could not be retrieved at all.

The FAU then provided the statistics for the years 2011 – 2018 with the exception of those cases that were referred to the South African Police Service (SAPS) and those that were referred to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI). All the statistics for the years 2005 - 2009 were largely stated as only being referred to the SAPS.

The presentation of the statistics was done in four categories to indicate (i) successful prosecution (ii) Withdrawn and closed by either the SAPS or DPCI (iii) Feedback not being provided by (in most cases the SAPS) despite several efforts trying to contact them and (iv) Investigation is still in progress and further update was never provided.

It must be noted that there has been and still is a problem as far as the communication between the SAPS and those directorates in the Department of Justice & Constitutional Development to obtain the feedback on all the matters/cases referred to the SAPS. It appeared to be a bit effective between the DPCI and the directorates of the Department to provide feedback on the matters/cases referred to the DPCI.

The table representing the statistics of the cases referred to either the SAPS or DPCI (or both) for the years 2005 until 2018 (excluding 2007 and 2010):

Financial Year

Number of cases reported to SAPS/DPCI

South African Police Service (SAPS)

Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI)

2005

5

(i) Three (3) successful prosecution

(ii) Two (2) feedback never provided

0

2006

6

(iii) Six (6) feedback never provided

0

2008

4

0

  1. Four (4) closed by the commercial crime

2009

5

(i) One (1) successful prosecution

(iii) Four (4) feedback never provided

0

2011

3

(iv) One (1) still being investigated

  1. Two (2) further update was never provided.

2012

3

(i) One (1) successful prosecution

(ii) One (1) withdrawn

(iii) One (1) feedback never provided

0

2013

8

(i) One (1) successful prosecution

(iv) Five (5) investigation still in progress

  1. Two (2) investigation still in progress

2014

15

(i) Four (4) successful prosecution

(ii) One (1) withdrawn

(iii) Three (3) feedback never provided

(iv) One (1) investigation still in progress

  1. Two (2) successful prosecution
  1. Two (2)withdrawn
  1. Two (2) investigation still in progress

2015

27

(i) Three (3) successful prosecution

(ii) Five (5) withdrawn

(iii) Seven (7) feedback never provided

(iv) Ten (10) investigation still in progress

  1. Two (2) investigation still in progress

2016

13

(i) Four (4) successful prosecution

(iii) Three (3) feedback never provided

(iv) Six (6) investigation still in progress

0

2017

25

(i) One (1) successful prosecution

(ii) Five (5) withdrawn

(iii) Two (2) feedback never provided

(iv) Seven (7) investigation still in progress

  1. One (1) successful prosecution
  1. Three (3) withdrawn
  1. Six (6) investigation still in progress

2018

16

(i) One (1) successful prosecution

(ii) Two (2) withdrawn

(iv) Eleven (11) investigation still in progress

  1. Two (2) investigation still in progress

The Honourable Member should kindly note that all the category of cases that are being reflected as “investigation still in progress” on the above table, is due to unavailability of case dockets in certain instances and also the fact that the key officers could not be located within the Law Enforcement Agencies. These cases are still kept open even though they are more than three (3) years old, due to the fact that the Law Enforcement Agencies are of the view that evidence may still come to light.

(bb) The entities reporting to me have reported as follows:

A. National Prosecuting Authority: Questions (a)(i); (ii); and (b)(i) are not applicable to the NPA.

(b)(ii) The table below indicates the number of cases investigated by the Integrity Management Unit within the NPA which were referred to diferrent Agencies within the Justice Cluster since 2012.

Agency

No. of cases

SAPS

12

SCCU

1

DPP offices

3

Hawks

4

ACTT

1

IPID

1

Magistrates Commission

1

The table below indicates the number of matters referred to the Labour Unit within the NPA involving officials for dishonesty/corruption, the number of officials dismissed as well as matters that were referred by the Unit to the SAPS since 2012.

Number of disciplinary actions

Number of Officials Dismissed

Number of matters referred to the SAPS

28

20

26

(b)(iii) The table below indicates the number of officials convicted from the various Departments within the Justice Cluster. The corruption was measured only since 2011 and no data is available to include before the 2011/2012 financial years.

Financial Year

Total Convicted

DoJ&CD Cluster

DoJ&CD

JUDICIARY

LASA

NPA

2011/12

9

5

1

1

2

2012/13

18

16

0

0

2

2013/14

17

16

0

0

1

2014/15

11

8

0

0

3

Grand Total

55

45

1

1

8

Since the financial year 2015/16 the reporting template of the NPA was altered without differentiating between specific Departments. Apart from NPA, information pertaining to other Departments was not measured separately. The only information that is available consists of the number of officials from the NPA convicted of corruption since 2015/16 as indicated on the table below:

FINANCIAL YEAR

NPA

2015/16

0

2016/17

3

2017/18

4

Grand Total

7

B. Legal Aid South Africa: Legal Aid SA has not referred any cases relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Act 12 of 2004, as amended to the (i) SA Police Service (SAPS) and (ii) Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) for further investigation since the Act was assented to.

C. Special Investigating Unit: The table below provides details of the SIU’s response:

ACHIEVEMENTS FROM INCEPTION TO DATE

 

2005/6

2006/7

2007/8

2008/9

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Total

Total Cases Referred

632

2 675

4 204

3 930

3 797

2 809

2 213

865

170

-

21 295

Convictions

355

2 215

3 625

3 605

3 345

2 477

2 258

855

-

-

18 735

29 June 2018 - NW1972

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Steenkamp, Ms J to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

On what date (a) was a certain report (details furnished) given to her, and (b) will the report be made public?

Reply:

a) The report was received on 09 April 2018.

b) The report will be released as soon as the process of developing a policy response to key policy messages as contained in the report has been finalised. Such requires consultation with affected sector departments, provincial conservation authorities and relevant stakeholders. However, there is a special publication on the African Biodiversity and Conservation Journal (open access) titled “Contributions to the National Status Report on Biological Invasions in South Africa” consisting of various scientific papers that informed the development of the status report.

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29 June 2018 - NW1751

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Bozzoli, Dr B to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

With regard to the policy on the Minimum Norms and Standards for Student Housing at Public Universities published in the Government Gazette Notice: R.897 on 29 September 2015, did any council of a public university (a) fail to submit approved plans and strategies for the phasing in of the minimum norms and standards in terms of its existing stock to her department by June 2016 as per section 12(a), and (b) fail to report the level of compliance with student housing minimum norms and standards in the annual report of the specified university as per section 11(c)?

Reply:

a) Only the University of Johannesburg submitted an approved plan and strategy for the phasing in of the minimum norms and standards by June 2016. The Department is developing a process to monitor compliance as part of its implementation of the new Macro Infrastructure Framework (MIF). Universities will be required to upload relevant policy documents, plans and reports on the MIF.

b) 14 Universities reported on their level of compliance with the norms and standards on student housing and 11 universities reported on their student housing target achievements but did not specify their compliance to the norms and standards on student housing. The University of South Africa was not required to report on student housing as it is a distance education institution.

29 June 2018 - NW1800

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

What (a) number of air quality monitoring stations (i) exist in Ethekwini Municipality and (ii) are fully operational, (b) steps have been taken to date to ensure the full functionality of all the stations and (c) plans are in place going forward to address the functionality of all the stations?

Reply:

(a) (i) EThekwini Municipality has a total number of:

  • fourteen (14) continuous ambient air quality monitoring stations;
  • ten (10) non-continuous “bubbler SO2” stations; and
  • six (6) Dust Fallout Monitors.

(ii) The non-continuous and dust fallout network are working optimally. However, the continuous monitoring network is ageing and requiring more attention from both an Operational and Capital perspective.

(b) Of the fourteen (14) continuous ambient air quality monitoring stations, nine (9) are fully operational, one (1) has an electricity supply problem at the moment whilst four (4) stations have problems with the NOx analysers. A service provider has recently been appointed to repair, service and calibration of these analysers. In addition, a service provider was awarded the contract to upgrade the Data Acquisition System and ensure that the stations are communicating reporting information online. Capital Funding has been made available in the 2018/2019 financial year to commence the replacement process.

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has initiated a project of establishing the new South African National Air Quality Indicator (NAQI) stations across the country. In this program, four (4) stations from eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality located at City Hall, Ganges, Settlers and Southern Works were identified as suitable stations to be utilised for the reporting of the NAQI. DEA has appointed a service provider to assist with implementation of this project over a period of five (5) years of which the four (4) stations listed above form part of this project. Some of the activities to be undertaken by the service is to carry out activities relating to this project which include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Installation and commissioning of new PM10, PM2.5 and SO2 instruments;
  • The assessment of the NAQI stations;
  • Development of an Air Quality Monitoring Plan;
  • NAQI stations data management and reporting; and
  • Capacity building for handover to network owners.

(c) The Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP) was approved by council during May 2018 together with a Capital and Operational Budget over a five (5) year period commencing on 01 July 2018. This includes a five year capital recommendation to refurbish the entire network over the period of the AQMP.

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29 June 2018 - NW2015

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Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the MINISTER OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

1) What are the details of the (a) number of accidents that vehicles owned by his department were involved (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018, (b) cost for repairs in each case and (c)(i) number of and (ii) reasons for vehicles being written off in each case; 2) Whether all vehicles owned by his department have tracking devices installed?

Reply:

Details of vehicle accidents/incidents owned by the Department over the three financial years are as follows:

  • 2015/16 - Four (4), three incidents involved chips/cracks on windscreens, and the 4th vehicle was written off. Total cost of repairs in 2015/16 amounted to R20 876.13
  • 2016/17 - 2 (Two) - one vehicle was involved in a pile-up accident, and the other one involved a windscreen replacement. No vehicle was written off. Total cost of repairs for 2016/17 amounted to R36 534.03
  • 2017/18 - 3 (Three) - one vehicle had bumper repair, and the second vehicle a fog light and bottom bumper grill had to be repaired. The third incident involved repair of rear light glass. No vehicle was written off. Total cost of repairs for 2017/18 amounted to R12 918.00
  • Since 1 April 2018 - No accidents have occurred.

Details on tracking devices are not made publicly available.

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29 June 2018 - NW1340

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Cardo, Dr MJ to ask the Minister in the Presidency

In terms of The Presidency’s Socio-Economic Impact Assessment System, which policies, laws and regulations have been (a) scrutinised and (b) found to have a negative socio-economic impact since 1 September 2015?

Reply:

a) During the period of June 2015 to end of 2017-18 Financial Year, DPME received 404 SEIAS reports with proposals from Departments of which 375 were analysed and related feedback was provided to departments for improvements. It should be noted that the above figures exclude re-submissions of updated reports and proposals. The table below provides a summary of proposals per each financial year:

Period

Total SEIAS reports Received by DPME from Departments

Proposals that were subjected to the Socio-Economic Impact Assessment System (SEIAS) by Departments and analysed by DPME per stated period.

Total Processed by DPME

   

Bills

Regulations

Policies

Frameworks

Strategies

Others[1]

 

01 June 2015 to

31 March 2016

117

58

14

21

1

1

4

99 (85%)

01 April 2016 to

31 March 2017

135

39

24

29

1

11

23

127 (94%)

01 April 2017 to

31 March 2018

152

44

37

31

5

13

19

149 (98%)

Total

404

141

75

81

7

25

46

375 (93%)

Others refers to High Impact and cross sectoral Plans, Programmes, Rules, Norms and Standards, Concept Notes, Research Reports and Business Cases 

(b) Which ones were found to have a negative socio-economic impact since 1 September 2015?  

It should be noted that DPME does not reject proposals. Proposals that were found to have potential negative socio-economic impact were sent back to departments for improvements. Cabinet would not approve any proposal that contradicts the Constitution and the National Development Plan. Examples of key ones in the public domain which were referred back by DPME for further processing and improvements particularly on mitigation of identified risks (possible unintended consequences) are the Regulations of Agricultural Land Holding Bill which still need to be processed by Parliament and the Mining Charter which is being currently being revised.

DPME working together with custodian departments encourages stakeholders to participate and provide factual comments to the Liquor Amendment and the proposed Tobacco Products and Electronic Systems Bills which have been perceived as having unintended consequences by various groupings.

Other common challenges where DPME referred back or intervened on departments’s SEIAS reports and proposals included the following:

  • Lack of evidence based policy making including use of evaluations, research and other references to inform amendments or development of new proposals.
  • This became evident with challenges around problem identification and choice of policy options to address such problems (articulation on Theory of Change);
  • Limited consultation with affected stakeholders both internally within departments and across;
  • Inability to quantify costs related to the implementation of the proposals; and
  • Poor mitigation strategies to minimise associated costs and identified risks.

 

   

Approved

Not

Approved

Approved

as amended

   

Comment:

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

   

Date:

   

 

29 June 2018 - NW1801

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(a)Will she undertake an investigation into the neglect of Clivia plants by Customs officials at the OR Tambo International Airport due to their large value, (b) what immediate steps can be taken to ensure that (i) clearance procedures for these Clivia plants can be expedited and (ii) due diligence is practiced when these plants are being held in Customs to ensure their wellbeing, (c) can she give any assurance to breeders attending the International Conference of Clivia Breeders taking place in South Africa in September 2018, that their Clivia plants will be treated with the necessary care in Customs and (d) what recourse do plant breeders have when an entire consignment is lost due to neglect at Customs?

Reply:

a) Environmental Management Inspectors (EMIs) of the Department of Environmental Affairs investigates non-compliance with Regulations under the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act and the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act such as the Threatened or Protected Species Regulations (ToPS) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The department has not been informed of the neglect of Clivia plants by Customs officials at OR Tambo International Airport. Please note that only one Clivia species, namely Clivia mirabilis or "Oorlogskloof" Bush Lily is listed on ToPS as protected. If the plants which were neglected by Customs at OR Tambo International have been identified as Clivia mirabilis then the departmental EMIs can investigate what has transpired and why the plants were neglected.

b) As indicated above, the Department of Environmental Affairs is responsible for the regulation of restricted activities relating to species listed under, among others, ToPS and CITES. The South African Revenue Service (SARS) Customs and Excise is the only body which can clear goods being imported into the country. You will thus need to request SARS Customs and Excise to assist with (i) clearance procedures for these Clivia plants and to ensure that (ii) due diligence is practised to ensure their well-being when these plants are being held in the Customs area.

c) It is not possible for the department to give any assurance to breeders attending the International Conference of Clivia Breeders taking place in South Africa in September 2018, that their Clivia plants will be treated with the necessary care by Customs. This request needs to be made to SARS Customs and the Department of Finance.

d) Similarly, the question would need to be referred to SARS Customs and the Department of Finance in relation to any recourse that plant breeders may have if an entire consignment is lost due to neglect at Customs.

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29 June 2018 - NW2110

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

(a) How is the loss of scarce skills being addressed at 1 Military Hospital, (b) why is the appointment of medical doctors delayed while the hospital is experiencing a high vacancy rate, (c) has the occupational specific dispensation been implemented fully at the hospital and (d) how does SA Military Health Services plan to minimise outsourcing the ostensibly expensive medical services that can cause a significant over-expenditure at the expense of other medical services?

Reply:

(1)(a) How is the loss of scarce skills being addressed at 1 Military Hospital,

The loss of scarce skills has decreased dramatically over the past three years. In the past 24 months, 24 medical doctors have been appointed, three of these being specialists. However, the total number of health care practitioner (HCP) posts available for all the hospitals (specifically with regard to medical doctors, specialised nurses, technicians in the laboratory, radiology and technologists to undertake the repair and maintenance of equipment) will be reviewed to ensure that the SA Military Health Service takes full advantage of the results of the refurbishment and medical equipment procurement.

(b) Why is the appointment of medical doctors delayed while the hospital is experiencing a high vacancy rate,

As stated in the response to the first part of the question, the personnel acquisition process has improved dramatically and no delays are currently experienced in the appointment of HCPs. Hence the appointment of 24 health care practitioners in the past 24 months.

(c) Has the occupational-specific dispensation been implemented fully at the hospital, and

The occupational-specific dispensation has been implemented fully with respect to medical doctors. Some challenges are being experienced in the application of the occupational-specific dispensation with regard to nursing personnel.

(d) How does the SA Military Health Service plan to minimise outsourcing the ostensibly expensive medical services that can cause a significant over-expenditure at the expense of other medical services?

The SA Military Health Service has put management interventions and measures in place to minimise the cost of outsourcing whilst awaiting the completion of the refurbishment project. The management interventions include the case management (or concept of “managed health care”) of all patients who are outsourced in order to control and manage the level of care and ‘hospital stay’ as ‘hospital stays’ are a major cost driver. The managed health care concept furthermore ensures that each patient receives the level of health interventions and care as approved. In the event that any additional health interventions or care is required, further approval within the managed health care concept takes place.

Further management interventions include negotiated and preferred agreed tariffs with particular health providers. Also, in cases where particular specialist interventions are required that could be performed at the military hospitals, the specialist is encouraged to perform the procedure in the military hospital. As the sustainment of stock levels for pharmaceuticals and medical consumables is also critical in minimising cost, the matter has been registered as a standing agenda point on the weekly SA Military Health Service Command Council meetings.

29 June 2018 - NW1929

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Ntlangwini, Ms EN to ask the Minister of Economic Development

What (a) is the total number of incidents of sexual harassment that were reported to the human resources offices of entities reporting to him in (i) 2016 and (ii) 2017 and (b) are the details of each incident that took place; (2) Was each incident investigated; if not, why not in each case; if so, what were the outcomes of the investigation in each case?

Reply:

I am informed that the Economic Development Department and its entities: the IDC, ITAC, Competition Commission and Competition Tribunal, do not have sexual harassment cases reported during the 2016 and 2017 financial years.

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29 June 2018 - NW1902

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Mulder, Dr CP to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

(1)      Whether all members of the senior management service (SMS) in his department had declared their interests for the past year as required by the Public Service Regulations; if not, (a) why not, (b) how many of the specified members did not declare their interests and (c) what are the (i) names and (ii) ranks of the specified noncompliant members of the SMS; (2) Whether non-compliant SMS members have been charged; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) What number (a) of employees in his department at each post level are currently suspended on full salary and (b) of the specified employees at each post level have been suspended for the specified number of days (details furnished); (4) What is the total amount of costs attached to the days of service lost as a result of the suspensions in each specified case?

Reply:

(1)– (2) All senior management service (SMS) members have declared their interests.

(3) – (4) Nil

Approved/ not approved

__________________

Dr SC Cwele, MP

Minister

DATE:

29 June 2018 - NW1915

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

What (a) is the total number of incidents of sexual harassment that were reported to the human resources offices of entities reporting to him in (i) 2016 and (ii) 2017 and (b) are the details of each incident that took place; (2) was each incident investigated; if not, why not in each case; if so, what were the outcomes of the investigation in each case?

Reply:

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

1. (a) The total number of incidents of sexual harassment that have been reported in the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, are as follows:

(i) In each of the past two financial years:

(aa) 2016/17                   :       Two (2) cases were reported; and

(bb) 2017/18                   :       Three (3) cases were reported.

(b) The details of each incident that took place are as follows:

(i) Regarding the two (2) cases reported in 2016/17: In one case, the incident involved negative sexual comments and in the second case, the incident involved gestures deemed as unwanted sexual advances.

(ii) Regarding the three (3) cases reported in 2017/2018: In one case, the incident involved negative sexual description of a female colleague, in the second case, the incident involved gestures deemed as unwanted sexual advances and the last case involved statements deemed sexually negative to a colleague.

2. Regarding the investigation and outcomes of each incident, I have been informed as follows:

(a) Regarding the two (2) cases which were reported in 2016/17 financial year, the two (2) cases were investigated and disciplinary hearings were conducted. In the one case, the employee was found guilty and a sanction of suspension without pay was imposed. In the other case, the matter was withdrawn by the Department as there was insufficient evidence.

(b) Regarding the three cases which were reported in 2017/18 financial year, the three (3) cases were investigated. Two cases were withdrawn, with a bilateral settlement relating to one case; the second matter was withdrawn by the Department as there was insufficient evidence and the last case is still pending finalization (not concluded).

(ii) The entities have reported as follows:

A. Legal Aid South Africa:

1. (a) Total number of sexual harassment incidents reported at Legal Aid SA is as follows:

(aa) 2016: zero (0) incidents reported to Human Resources (HR); and

(bb) 2017: one (1) incident reported to HR.

(b) The details regarding the one (1) incident reported in 2017/18 are that the incident involved gestures deemed as unwanted sexual advances.

(2) Regarding the investigation and outcomes of each incident, I have been informed as follows:

Regarding the one case which was reported in 2017/18 financial year, the grievance was thoroughly investigated. The outcome of the investigation confirmed the complaint and that there were sufficient grounds for a formal disciplinary hearing. The employee was afforded an opportunity to make representations as to why he should not be suspended, pending a disciplinary hearing. In response, the employee resigned with immediate effect from the employment of Legal Aid SA. This matter was thus closed internally.

B. National Prosecuting Authority:

1. (aa) 2016: One (1) incident of sexual harassment was reported. However, in paragraph (2) below, the NPA reported on an outcome made in 2016 of an incident that occured in a prior year (2014).

(bb) 2017: One (1) incident was reported.

2. In October 2016, an official from the Office for Witness Protection (OWP) was dismissed for sexual harassment.  While the incident took place in 2014 and was investigated and the disciplinary hearing commenced in 2015,  the appeal process was finalised in September 2016. 

Additional information for 2016:

Allegations of sexual harassment against a prosecutor were reported to Employee Relations in June 2016. The allegations were investigated and it was found that the prosecutor had a case to answer. Formal disciplinary action was recommended, however the NPA did not proceed with formal disciplinary action as the complainant formally withdrew the allegation of sexual harassment against the prosecutor on 7 October 2016. The NPA was informed by her attorney that the allegation has been formally withdrawn and a copy of the formal withdrawal of the allegation was sent to the NPA. The NPA responded to the complainant’s attorney on 14 October 2016 that in light of the formal withdrawal of the allegation against the prosecutor, the NPA will not proceed with disciplinary action against the official. 

 

2017:

The incident of sexual harassment in the Director of Public Prosecutions: Free State region was reported to Labour Relations in October 2017. The matter was investigated and it was found that a District Court Prosecutor made himself guilty of sexual harassment. The complainant reported the matter, however did not want to participate as a witness in a disciplinary hearing. Due to the fact that the complainant was unwilling to testify in the disciplinary hearing, progressive disciplinary action was taken against the offending official. He was served with a Final Written Warning on 31 January 2018. He appealed the Final Written Warning. The Appeal Authority dismissed the appeal  and the matter was finalised on 23 February 2018. 

 

C. Special Investigating Unit:

No incidents of sexual harassment were reported in the SIU in 2016 and 2017.

 

Office of the Chief Justice

1. (a) No incidents of Sexual Harassment were reported to the Human Resource office of the (i) Office of the Chief Justice, (ii) (aa) in 2016 and (bb) 2017.   

2. Not applicable.

 

Department of Correctional Services

3. (a) (i) (ii) (aa) (bb)

REGION

Incidents

2016/2017

2017/2018

Total number of cases reported

4

10

Total  number of cases concluded

1

6

Withdrawn

0

2

 

(1) (b)

2016/2017

REGION

INCIDENT 

SUMMARY OF DETAILON EACH INCIDENT

Free State & Northern Cape

Sexual Harassment

(2016/2017) Nil

Eastern Cape (EC)

Sexual Harrassment East London Maximum

Alleged perpertrator sent a nude picture of an elderly couple by cell-phone to the Area Commissioner during working hours.

Matter was investigated and the decision on 2016-11-14 was to charge the official with sexual harassment. The hearing was concluded on 2016.12.15 and he was sanctioned to suspension without pay for one month.

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN)

Sexual Harassment

Nil

Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern West (LMN)

Sexual Harassment

Barberton

Two female officials alleged that the “ perpetrator” touched them inappropriately. One complainant withdrew the matter in 2017. The case was reported on 12 September 2016 and after two disciplinary sittings case was withdrawn on 28 April 2017. The other allegation was investigated and alleged perpetrator was acquitted in 2017. 

Gauteng

Sexual Harassment

Nil

Western Cape

Sexual Harassment

Southern Cape

An allegation of sexual harassment against an offender was reported. The investigation did not recommended a disciplinary hearing.

 

2017/2018

REGION

INCIDENT

SUMMARY OF DETAIL ON EACH INCIDENT

FC & NC

Sexual Harassment

The alleged perpetrator touched the private parts of an offender. The matter was investigated and the official was formally charge with misconduct. Disciplinary hearing is to follow

EC

Sexual Harassment

Nil

KZN

Sexual Harassment

Durban Westville

Medium A

 

Area Commissioner`s Office

The complainant submitted a statement withdrawing the matter formlly without prejudice. The matter was then regarded a finalized in April 2018

 

Complainant made an allegation of unwelcome verbal advances against the perpetrator in January 2018. Final written warning was recommended but alleged perpetrator refused to accept the sanction. The official will undergo a discipline hearing in June 2018 

LMN

Sexual Harassment

The official (Social worker ) alleged that the alleged perpetrator touched her inappropriately. The matter has not been concluded yet. Mediation has nont been finalized. 

 

 

Gauteng

Sexual Harassment

Nil

WC

 

Sexual Harassment

 

Drakenstein, Goodwood, South Cape

Three from Drakenstein. Breakdown as follows:

One- unwelcome touch and two unwelcome remarks.

 

Goodwood: one unwelcome remarks, touch and lies about sexual life of the complainant.

 

4. Yes, all the incidents were investigated. Outcomes/ sanctions are depicted in the table below:

Incident

201/2017

2017/2018

Sanctions

1

5

Corrective Counselling

0

2

Final Written Warning

0

0

Suspension Without Salary

1

1

Dismissal

0

1

Acquittal

0

1

Other

3 (pending)

Carried over to 2017

3 (pending)

2 disciplinary hearing and 1 mediation to be concluded

29 June 2018 - NW1906

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Alberts, Adv A to ask the Minister of Economic Development

Whether all members of the Senior Management Services (SMS) in the department had declared their interests for the past year as required by the Public Service Regulations; if not, (a) why not, (b) how many of the specified members did not declare their interests and (c) what are the (i) names and (ii) ranks of the specified non-compliant members of the SMS; 2) Whether non-compliant SMS members have been charged; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; 3) What number (a) of employees in his department at each post level are currently suspended on full salary and (b) of the specified employees at each post level have been suspended for the specific number of days (details furnished; and 4) What is the total amount of cost attached to the days of service lost as a result of the suspensions in each specified case?

Reply:

1) I am informed that the department had a total of thirty-six (36) SMS members for the 2017/18 financial year.

Of these 36, 28 SMS members submitted by 30 April 2018 – the DPSA due date. The DPSA granted an extension for the 8 non-compliant SMS members to submit. On 31 May 2018, 7 of the 8 SMS members submitted. The 1 outstanding SMS member who has not submitted is on suspension since 9 March 2018. Of the 7 who subsequently submitted by 31 May 2018, official non-compliance letters were sent to =6 of them to provide reasons. A letter was not sent to the seventh official as the department is aware of her maternity leave.

Names (i) and ranks (ii) of the affected 8 SMS members are listed below:

NO

NAMES (i)

RANK (ii)

Letter Sent

1

Mr MP Kepadisa

Director

Yes

2

Ms MK Kopeledi

Chief Director

Yes

3

Ms W Mapira

Chief Director

Yes

4

Mr LL Maqekoane

Chief Director

On suspension

5

Ms S Shoba

Director

Maternity leave

6

Dr KM Sikhitha

Chief Director

Yes

7

Ms T Van Meelis

Chief Director

Yes

8

Mr B Zondo

Director

Yes

2) I am further advised that non-compliant SMS members have not been charged as yet and a submission/ report is currently being prepared by the Human Resource section to the Head of Department, with reasons from affected officials and recommendations from the Ethics Officer (EOs). The HOD must assess reasons provided, make a final decision, implement sanctions/corrective measures and to report back to the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) by 30 August 2018.

3&4) Regarding officials suspended on full salary, one (1) official is currently suspended on full salary. Details of the suspension are indicated below

FINANCIAL YEAR

POST LEVEL

TYPE OF SUSPENSION

AMOUNT

NO OF DAYS (CALENDAR)

2018/19

14

Precautionary Suspension (Full pay)

R 198 733.36

72

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29 June 2018 - NW1999

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Robinson, Ms D to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(1)Whether her Department conducted any water quality tests of any water bodies in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 01 April 2018; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the details of the findings in each case; (2) Will she furnish Mrs D Robinson with copies of each report?

Reply:

1. (a) and (b)

The Parliamentary question should be answered by the Department of Water and Sanitation as it does not fall within the mandate of Environmental Affairs.

2. The Parliamentary question should be answered by the Department of Water and Sanitation as it does not fall within the mandate of Environmental Affairs.

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29 June 2018 - NW2055

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Alberts, Adv A to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether he has found, in light of the rule that a registered motor vehicle owner may appoint an agent to administer and pay road traffic fines and also formally granted such powers in terms of the National Road Traffic Act, Act 93 of 1996, the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offenses Act (AARTO), Act 46 of 1998, and the Electronic National Administration Traffic Information System (eNatis), that external road traffic service providers acting on behalf of local governments can also depend on such law prescripts to forward fines and relevant notices to the owners instead of these legally appointed agents; if not, (3) whether he will create legal certainty so that motor vehicle owners can rely on their legally appointed agents to do the necessary administration and payments with regard to road traffic fines; if so, (4) whether he will act against service providers who are constantly in breach in this regard; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The provisions of the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 or the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act, 1998, do not give any local government the authority for external service providers to forward fines and notices on their behalf.

(3) The National Road Traffic Act, 1996 provides for the appointment of a proxy that must deal with the affairs of the motor vehicle owner particularly in a case where the owner is not a natural person.

(4) There is no need for an action against service providers since there seem to be no transgression of the National Road Traffic Act, 1996.

29 June 2018 - NW2011

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Purdon, Mr RK to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)What are the details of the (a) number of accidents that vehicles owned by her department were involved (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018, (b) cost for repairs in each case and (c)(i) number of and (ii) reasons for vehicles being written off in each case; (2) whether all vehicles owned by her department have tracking devices installed?

Reply:

1. (a)

Vehicles owned by the Department

Vehicle registration

Number of accidents vehicles were involved in the last 3 financial years and 1 April 2018 to date

   

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

1 April 2018 to date

Toyota Corolla

BW16JG GP

None

None

None

1

  1. (b)

Vehicles owned by the Department

Vehicle registration

Cost for repairs in each case

   

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

1 April 2018 to date

Toyota Corolla

BW16JG GP

Nil

Nil

Nil

R 9 614.07

1(c) (i) and (ii)
No vehicle was written off.

2. Yes, vehicles owned by the Department have tracking devices.

29 June 2018 - NW1918

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)What (a) is the total number of incidents of sexual harassment that were reported to the human resources offices of (i) her department and (ii) entities reporting to her in (aa) 2016 and (bb) 2017 and (b) are the details of each incident that took place; (2) was each incident investigated; if not, why not in each case; if so, what were the outcomes of the investigation in each case?

Reply:

1. (a) (i) (aa) There were no sexual harassment incidents reported to the Human Resource office of the Department of Basic Education in 2016.

(a)(i) (bb) There were no sexual harassment incidents reported to the Human Resource office of the Department of Basic Education in 2017.

(a)(ii) (aa) There were no sexual harassment incidents reported to the Human Resource office of the Department of Basic Education by entities in 2016.

(a) (ii) (bb) There were no sexual harassment incidents reported to the Human Resource office of the Department of Basic Education by entities in 2017.

(b) Not applicable

2. Not applicable

 

29 June 2018 - NW1792

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Purdon, Mr RK to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(1) (a) What number of black rhino have been translocated to the Republic of Chad (i) in each of the five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018 and (b) to which parks or facilities were they. (2) whether the government of Chad purchased the rhino; if so, what amount was paid for the rhino; if not, were they a donation from the Government of South Africa; if so, (3) whether the Government paid for the transportation costs; if so, what amount was paid to translocate the rhino?

Reply:

(1) (a)

(i) No rhinos were translocated by South Africa to the Republic of Chad in the past five financial years.

(ii) Six black rhinos were translocated on 03 May 2018.

(b)

To the Zakouma National Park in the Republic of Chad.

(2) The six black rhinos were part of the Custodianship Programme with the Republic of Chad for the purpose of reintroducing black rhinos in the Republic of Chad following the loss of their native subspecies 46 years ago. Secondly, the reintroduction of six black rhinos in the Republic of Chad is also aimed at growing the continental meta-population of black rhinos and to contribute to the conservation of black rhinos on the African continent. This is in line with the African Range States African Rhino Conservation Plan aimed at re-establishing rhino populations in former range states.

The Custodianship Agreement was part of the other two Co-operative Agreements, namely:

  • Memorandum of Understanding on Biodiversity Conservation and Management; and
  • Memorandum of Understanding on the Reintroduction of Black Rhinoceros in the Republic of Chad.

Key to the Custodian Agreement are the following arrangements:

  • South Africa will continue to own the black rhino while their offspring will be owned by the Republic of Chad.
  • Chad (in case of a dire need for re-introduction of black rhinos to South Africa in the future) will make available the progeny/offspring of the black rhinos, either to supplement or re-establish South Africa’s black rhino population.

(3) The Government of the Republic of Chad paid for the transportation costs in line with the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Governments of South Africa and Chad.

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29 June 2018 - NW2112

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

What is the current status of the intensive care unit at 2 Military Hospital?

Reply:

The Intensive Care Unit at 2 Military Hospital is at present functional and the admission of patients has been re-established.

29 June 2018 - NW2108

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

As part of the required sea hours, what number of days did each vessel of her department spend (a) in False Bay and (b) beyond False Bay in the (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14, (iii) 2014-15, (iv) 2015-16 and (v) 2016-17 financial years?

Reply:

  1. The response to this question contains classified information and can only be disclosed in a closed session of the Joint Standing Committee on Defence.

29 June 2018 - NW1603

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Steenkamp, Ms J to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(1)With regard to how her Department measures the targets from the Waste Management Bureau, (a) how are the units of measurement for the specified targets determined, and (b) what formula is used to calculate the diversion rate; (2) (a) how did her Department determine pay scales for the Waste Management Bureau employees, and (b) against what did her Department benchmark the pay scales; and (3) whether she will furnish Ms J Steenkamp with copies of the detailed (a) salary scales of the appointed staff of the waste bureau and (b) amounts that are paid to advisers and consultants?

Reply:

1. (a) and (b) The formula used for the diversion rate is informed by the estimated waste tyres arising, taking into account the availability of financial resources.

Indicator title

Percentage increase in waste diverted from landfill

Short definition

Measure the amount/increase in waste which has been diverted (i.e. waste re-used, recycled and recovered)

Purpose/importance

To reduce the amount of waste going to landfill sites and protect the environment by ensuring that set targets on management of waste, as per approved industry waste management plans, are achieved and that the intended objectives are realized

Source/collection of data

Monthly operational reports from WB operations

Method of calculation

[(Waste tonnages re-used, recycled and used for energy recovery)/waste arising per annum)*100]

Waste tonnages re-used, recycled and used for energy recovery = waste tyres pyrolysed, crumbed and TDF

Waste arising = total tonnages of tyres introduced into the market

Q1: March&April&May

Q2: June&July&August

Q3: September&October&November

Q4: December&January&February

Type of indicator

Output

Calculation type

Cumulative

Reporting cycle

Annually (linked to the Year Plan, i.e. Dec – Nov)

New indicator

No

Desired performance

Achieve planned targets

Indicator responsibility

DDG: Chemicals and Waste Management

2. (a) The Waste Bureau salaries were determined based on a market research study, in comparison to the pay scales of the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) public entities (iSimangaliso, SANParks, SANBI and SA Weather Service).

(b) The pay scales were benchmarked against all DEA public entities based on the inputs from market research study.

3. (a) Pay scales are attached.

(b) Advisors and Consultants are paid in accordance with the Department of Public Service’s approved rates.

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29 June 2018 - NW2005

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

(1)With reference to the statement in his speech on the Budget Vote of his department on 15 May 2018 that only 7% of the country’s municipalities are considered to be functioning well, which (a) municipalities constitute the 7% of well-functioning municipalities and (b) criteria did the specified municipalities fulfil, which other municipalities did not, in order to be considered well-functioning; (2) whether his department has put any measures in place to encourage other municipalities to fulfil the criteria that the well-functioning municipalities have met; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1(a) The following list of municipalities constitute the 7% well performing municipalities:

     

Audit opinion

Municipality

Province

District

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

Senqu

EC

Joe Gqabi

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Midvaal

GP

Sedibeng

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

King Cetshwayo District

KZN

uThungulu

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

uMhlathuze

KZN

uThungulu

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Umzumbe

KZN

Ugu

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Ehlanzeni District

MP

Ehlanzeni

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

ZF Mgcawu District

NC

ZF Mgcawu District

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Breede Valley

WC

Cape Winelands

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Cape Agulhas

WC

Overberg

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Cape Winelands District

WC

Cape Winelands

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Drakenstein

WC

Cape Winelands

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

George

WC

Eden

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Hessequa

WC

Eden

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Langeberg

WC

Cape Winelands

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Mossel Bay

WC

Eden

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Overstrand

WC

Overberg

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Swartland

WC

West Coast

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Theewaterskloof

WC

Overberg

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

West Coast District

WC

West Coast

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Witzenberg

WC

Cape Winelands

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

Unqualified with no findings

All of these municipalities obtained an unqualified audit report with no findings for at least the past 4 years.

(b) Over the past few years it has become clear that there could be three root causes for distress in local government:

(i) A municipality that finds itself in distress due to failures in governance, financial management and administration (i.e. The institutional performance context), and

(ii) A municipality that finds itself in distress because it spatially and socio-economically was and always will be a financially non-viable entity (i.e. the socio-economic context);

(iii) A municipality that finds itself in distress as a result of systemic issues around powers and functions, fast growth in urbanization with expansion of capital infrastructure to fulfil increasing demand and an inability to grow operational revenue concurrent to ensure sufficient maintenance and operation of the infrastructure.

The manifestation of these root causes is however complex and often difficult to pinpoint. Distress could be a result of all three root causes or a combination of any two.

Whilst the above list focuses on sound financial management practices, it happened that a municipality such as Langeberg, for example, finds itself in the well-performing list with regard to financial management practices (audit outcomes), but simultaneously reflected on the distressed list of 87 because the Municipal Infrastructure Agent identified it as part of the 55 municipalities that are struggling to spend its Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG).

2) Yes, the Department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Treasury. Municipalities will be monitored continually and receive joint support from the National Treasury in the form of:

(i) Financial Recovery Plans - the Municipal Financial Recovery Service (MFRS) was established in 2007 as a Directorate in the National Treasury within the Office of the Accountant- General, Chief Directorate MFMA implementation in line with section 157 of the MFMA. In terms of section 158, the functions of the unit include:

  • Preparation of financial recovery plans;
  • Monitoring the implementation of the recovery plan;
  • Assisting municipalities to identify the causes of and potential solutions to the financial problems;
  • Information is collected on municipal financial problems and on best practices in resolving such problems.

Assistance is based on requests received from the municipality or the province and provided in a collaborative and coordinated way with other national or provincial departments. In order to support municipalities with financial recovery, National and Provincial Treasuries use the Financial Management Capability Maturity Model (FMCMM)

(ii) The Financial Management Capability Maturity model (FMCMM) is a tool (comprising 21 modules) to drive improvements in the financial, institutional and capacity disciplines in municipalities. The objective is to ensure that support is directed to areas most in need, with changes resulting in progressive maturity assessment improvements.

The project involves NT working in conjunction with Provincial Treasuries to promote actions to support, monitor and report on FM issues in specific municipalities. Actual reviews/ reassessments will be conducted through the Provincial Treasuries, who will ensure the preparation and implementation of action plans to address remaining areas of weakness. (FMCMM support is included in the MFIP Technical Advisors activities.) Assistance, where required and requested, will be provided by NT in the re-assessment process to support the development of appropriate action plans and to monitor progress within established timelines.

(iii) DCoG has identified a strategic intervention aimed at enhancing the municipal revenue management and debt collection system in local government. The intervention comprises the following stages:

  • Implementation planning and conducting an “As Is’’ assessment
  • Development of an improvement plan (municipal-specific simplified revenue plan)
  • Implementation of the municipal-specific simplified revenue plan

(iv) The Department of Cooperative Governance’s Provincial coordinators will provide support in the form of coordination of the technical task teams that work with municipalities to address the challenges identified.

29 June 2018 - NW2086

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Ngwenya, Ms W to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether any other high-speed rail systems other than the extensions to the Gautrain and the Moloto Rail Corridor are envisaged for the country over the next 30 years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, for which routes are the high-speed rail systems envisaged; (2) are any such new high or higher speed train routes envisaged between Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether any such systems are envisaged for the Western Cape or the City of Cape Town; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. In terms of the National Transport Master Plan (NATMAP) 2050 approved by Cabinet in October 2016, there are proposed high speed rail passenger systems for the following routes :

a) Johannesburg-Durban ; and

b) Pretoria –Polokwane.

2. The proposed high speed rail between Gauteng and Kwazulu Natal is a recommendation of NATMAP 2050 and nothing in a form of pre-feasibility study or commitment from any authority has been done.

3. There is no recommendations of high speed rail in Western Cape or City of Cape Town.

29 June 2018 - NW1601

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Steenkamp, Ms J to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(1)What are the reasons for the drastic decline in performance with regard to the Waste Tyre Diversion target vs performance for the 2016-17 financial year; (2) whether the Waste Bureau target to divert 50% of all tyres from landfills in the 2018-19 financial year includes off-the-road (OTR) tyres; if not, (a) how does the Waste Bureau plan to commence with OTR tyre collections, and (b) what is the time-line in this regard; if so, how will the specified target be incorporated into the industry once the plan is approved; (3) whether, in light of the fact that the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa could not reach the target of diverting 50% of all tyres from landfills with a budget of R520 million, she has found that the Waste Bureau can achieve the specified target with the available budget of R320 million; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details of how the Waste Bureau will reach the target; and (4) what is the Waste Bureau’s current options to enable collections and recycling of OTR tyres nationally?

Reply:

1. According to reports received from REDISA, the 2016 volumes were impacted by shortage of depot storage space and slow uptake in demand. The figures also excluded the OTR tyres, and the reporting in the late 2016/17 excluded waste tyre exportation; and when we include the figures for export, the performance exceeds the target.

2. Yes, OTR tyres are included in the target.

(a) Refer to a response in 2 above.

(b) The OTR tyre collections is already taking place, although at the slow pace. The new equipment for pre-processing of OTR tyres has been procured and is expected to be delivered in a month or two. This, together with Waste Bureau actions, will improve waste tyre processing capacity in the near future; and will also enable the organisation to improve OTR collections and processing capacity.

3. The budget will not be sufficient and, in this regard, National Treasury is being engaged.

4. The collection and recycling of OTR is currently taking place, but at a small scale. When the new equipment arrives (referred to in 2b above), then the Waste Bureau will be able to increase the OTR collection and pre-processing rate. The current initiatives by the Waste Bureau to increase the processing capacity (including going out on tender) will lead to an improved OTR recycling rate.

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29 June 2018 - NW1927

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

(1) What (a) is the total number of incidents of sexual harassment that were reported to the human resources offices of entities reporting to him in (i) 2016 and (ii) 2017 and (b) are the details of each incident that took place; (2) was each incident investigated; if not, why not in each case; if so, what were the outcomes of the investigation in each case?

Reply:

(1) a) There were no cases of sexual harassment reported in the past three years. However, there is one case of assault which has been reported and is still pending.

(ii) There were no cases of sexual harassment opened since 2017

(b) (i) There were no cases opened and concluded

(ii) There were no cases that were withdrawn

(iii) There are no cases which remains open

(c) There were no sanctions issued

(b) The Department does have a Sexual Harassment Policy. Cases of assault are dealt with in terms of the PSCBC Resolution 1 of 2003 (Disciplinary Code and Procedures). Allegations of sexual harassment are reported through the Sexual Harassment Adviser who with consent of the victim assists in bringing allegations to finality. The perpetrators of sexual harassment are subjected to formal disciplinary proceedings should grounds for misconduct be established after an investigation. An appropriate sanction for such an offence is dismissal as contained in paragraph 4 of PSCBC Resolution 1 of 2003.

2) Not applicable.

29 June 2018 - NW1463

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)Whether, with reference to the reply of the President, Mr C M Ramaphosa, to the debate on the State of the Nation Address on 22 February 2018 to implement lifestyle audits, (a) she, (b) senior management service members in her department and/or (c) any of the heads of entities reporting to her have undergone a lifestyle audit in the past three financial years; if not, have any plans been put in place to perform such audits; if so, in each case, what are the details of the (i) date of the lifestyle audit, (ii) name of the person undergoing the audit, (iii) name of the auditing firm conducting the audit and (iv) outcome of the audit; (2) whether she will furnish Mr J Vos with copies of the lifestyle audit reports?

Reply:

ARMSCOR

Armscor has not undertaken any lifestyle audit in the past three financial years. Lifestyle audits are being considered by management and the process of planning will be undertaken as part of the new financial year audit process after all necessary considerations such as the legislative and resources requirements. Considerations, include, the use of the service provider in the approved panel of service providers, the basis for the lifestyle audits being management request, special assignment and the whistleblowing system and direct reports, as well as the cost benefit analysis. To date no request has been made for a lifestyle audit.

DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY VETERANS

Lifestyle audit has not been conducted in the Department of Military Veterans. There’s no plan in place.

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

The Department of Defence has not conducted any lifestyle audit during the past three years.

MILOMBUD

The office of the Military Ombud to date has not exposed the head of the institution, nor senior management service members to a lifestyle audit over the past three financial years.

CASTLE CONTROL BOARD

None of the CCB's Management Team has undergone life style audits during the past five years. 

DEFENCE FORCE SERVICE COMMISSION

No lifestyle audit was conducted in the DFSC in the past three financial years.  

29 June 2018 - NW2113

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

(a) What steps has the Surgeon-General taken to address the long delays in procurement of needed medical equipment for military hospitals and (b) what are the reasons that the procurement of a computed tomography scanner at 2 Military Hospital took eight months?

Reply:

(1)(a) What steps has the Surgeon General taken to address the long delays in procurement of needed medical equipment for military hospitals and

The SA Military Health Service is not a single role player in the tender-procurement process and is largely dependent on the placing of authorised procurement on external entities. The SA Military Health Services has streamlined internal logistics processes and aligned these processes to respond speedily to concerns from the Central Procurement Services Centre. Furthermore additional funding from National Treasury are being utilised to procure medical equipment. Monitoring of these processes are addressed in the weekly Command Council of the SA Military Health Service.

(b) what are the reasons that the procurement of a computed tomography scanner at 2 Military Hospital took eight months?

The procurement of the computerised tomography (CT) scanner took place in 2009. The delay was not linked to the initial procurement process, but to the procurement process in the repair of the CT scanner. The procurement process for repair was above the SAMHS delegation and was therefore referred to the Central Procurement Service Centre. The Central Procurement Service Centre referred the initial procurement request back with questions regarding the preferred supplier. This resulted in a delay of the repair of the equipment.