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08 April 2020 - NW140

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

With reference to her reply to question 1597 on 19 December 2019, (a) under what programme and (b) in what year was each farm bought; (2) what number of the 218 farms with lease agreements have 30-year lease agreements; (3) whether she will furnishMs T M Mbabamawith a list of the (a) names of the farms, (b) beneficiaries with GPS co-ordinates and (c) contact details for each farm with a lease agreement; if not, why not; if so, by what date; (4) whether she will furnishMsT M Mbabamawith (a) a list of the 609 farms with no lease agreement and (b) the number of farms in each category as stated in the reasons why it has no lease in place; if not, why not; if so, by what date; (5) whether she will furnishMsT M Mbabamawith a list of the farms where re-allocation is taking place, including the (a) names of the farms and beneficiaries, (b) GPS co-ordinates as well as contact details for each farm and (c) reason for re-allocation in each case; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

1(a) 217 of the 218 farms were bought under the Land Redistribution Programme and the other farm is a pre-1994 government property.

1(b)

Year of Acquisition

Number of Farms

2002

1

2006

1

2007

12

2008

2

2009

16

2010

17

2011

60

2012

6

2013

23

2014

9

2015

20

2016

37

2017

11

2019

2

Grand Total

217

2. 218.

3. (a) Yes. Please see the attached Excel spread sheet titled, NA – PQ No. 140.2020 (LP).

(b) and (c) No, since the Department has had no time to consult with the individual lessees on whether they consent to have their personal information publicly disclosed.

4. No, since the public disclosure of farms without leases could expose them to the possibility of land invasions.

5. No, since the public disclosure of farms that are being reallocated could expose them to the possibility of land invasions.

08 April 2020 - NW137

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

With reference to her reply to question 1594 on 19 December 2019, (a) under what programme and (b) in what year was each farm bought; (2) what number of the 472 farms with lease agreements have 30-year lease agreements; (3) whether she will furnishMrs A Steyn with a list of the (a) names of the farms, beneficiaries with GPS coordinates and (b) contact details for each farm with a lease agreement; if not, why not; if so, by what date; (4) whether she will furnishMrs A Steyn with a (a) list of the 432 farms with no lease agreement and (b) the number of farms in each category as stated in the reasons why it has no lease in place; if not, why not; if so, by what date; (5) whether she will furnishMrs A Steyn with a list of the farms where re-allocation is taking place, including the (a) names of the farms and beneficiaries, (b) GPS coordinates as well as contact details for each farm and (c) reason for re-allocation in each case; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

1(a) 457 of the 472 farms were bought under the Land Redistribution Programme, whilst the balance are pre-1994 government properties.

1(b)

Year of Acquisition

Number of Farms

2006

2

2007

10

2008

59

2009

16

2010

36

2011

106

2012

81

2013

30

2014

36

2015

53

2016

24

2017

2

2018

1

2019

1

2. 472.

3. (a) Yes. Please see the attached Excel spread sheet titled, NA – PQ No. 137.2020 (EC).

(b) and (c) No, since the Department has had no time to consult with the individual lessees on whether they consent to have their personal information publicly disclosed.

4. No, since the public disclosure of farms without leases could expose them to the possibility of land invasions.

5. No, since the public disclosure of farms that are being reallocated could expose them to the possibility of land invasions.

08 April 2020 - NW138

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

With reference to her reply to question 1595 on 19 December 2019, (a) under what programme and (b) in what year was each farm bought; (2) what number of the 410 farms with lease agreements have 30-year lease agreements; (3) whether she will furnishMrs A Steyn with a list of the (a) names of the farms, beneficiaries with GPS co-ordinates and (b) contact details for each farm with a lease agreement; if not, why not; if so, by what date; (4) whether she will furnishMrs A Steyn with a (a) list of the 233 farms with no lease agreement and (b) the number of farms in each category as stated in the reasons why it has no lease in place; if not, why not; if so, by what date; (5) whether she will furnishMrs A Steyn with a list of the farms where re-allocation is taking place, including the (a) names of the farms and beneficiaries, (b) GPS co-ordinates as well as contact details for each farm and (c) reason for re-allocation in each case; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

1(a) Land Redistribution Programme.

1(b)

Year of Acquisition

Number of Farms

2005

16

2007

28

2008

108

2009

32

2010

2

2011

72

2012

46

2013

16

2014

19

2015

35

2016

14

2017

11

2018

11

Grand Total

410

2. 410.

3. (a) Yes. Please see the attached Excel spread sheet titled, NA – PQ No. 138.2020 (FS).

(b) and (c) No, since the Department has had no time to consult with the individual lessees on whether they consent to have their personal information publicly disclosed.

4. No, since the public disclosure of farms without leases could expose them to the possibility of land invasions.

5. No, since the public disclosure of farms that are being reallocated could expose them to the possibility of land invasions.

08 April 2020 - NW136

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

With reference to her reply to question 1598 on 19 December 2019, (a) under what programme and (b) in what year was each farm bought; (2) what number of the 397 farms with lease agreements have 30-year lease agreements; (3) whether she will furnishMrs A Steyn with a list of the (a) names of the farms, (b) beneficiaries with GPS co-ordinates and (c) contact details for each farm with a lease agreement; if not, why not; if so, by what date; (4) whether she will furnishMrs A Steyn with (a) a list of the 529 farms with no lease agreement and (b) the number of farms in each category as stated in the reasons why it has no lease in place; if not, why not; if so, by what date; (5) whether she will furnishMrs A Steyn with a list of the farms where re-allocation is taking place, including the (a) names of the farms and beneficiaries, (b) GPS co-ordinates as well as contact details for each farm and (c) reason for re-allocation in each case; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

1(a) Land Redistribution Programme (Proactive Land Acquisition Strategy);

1(b)

Year of Acquisition

Number of Farms

2006

13

2007

46

2008

117

2009

28

2010

34

2011

65

2012

20

2013

30

2014

6

2015

13

2017

10

2018

10

2019

5

Grand Total

397

2. 397.

3. (a) Yes. Please see the attached Excel spread sheet titled, NA – PQ No. 136.2020 (MP).

(b) and (c) No, since the Department has had no time to consult with the individual lessees on whether they consent to have their personal information publicly disclosed.

4. No, since the public disclosure of farms without leases could expose them to the possibility of land invasions.

5. No, since the public disclosure of farms that are being reallocated could expose them to the possibility of land invasions.

08 April 2020 - NW141

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

With reference to her reply to question 1599 on 19 December 2019, (a) under what programme and (b) in what year was each farm bought; (2) what number of the 467 farms with lease agreements have 30-year lease agreements; (3) whether she will furnishMs T M Mbabamawith a list of the (a) names of the farms, (b) beneficiaries with GPS co-ordinates and (c) contact details for each farm with a lease agreement; if not, why not; if so, by what date; (4) whether she will furnishMsT M Mbabamawith (a) a list of the 251 farms with no lease agreement and (b) the number of farms in each category as stated in the reasons why it has no lease in place; if not, why not; if so, by what date; (5) whether she will furnishMsT M Mbabamawith a list of the farms where re-allocation is taking place, including the (a) names of the farms and beneficiaries, (b) GPS co-ordinates as well as contact details for each farm and (c) reason for re-allocation in each case; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

1(a) 416 of the 467 farms were bought under the Land Redistribution Programme, whilst the balance are pre-1994 government properties.

1(b)

Year of Acquisition

Number of Farms

2006

16

2007

5

2008

57

2009

11

2010

11

2011

74

2012

41

2013

58

2014

49

2015

54

2016

18

2017

4

2018

18

2. 467.

3. (a) Yes. Please see the attached Excel spread sheet titled, NA – PQ No. 141.2020 (NW).

(b) and (c) No, since the Department has had no time to consult with the individual lessees on whether they consent to have their personal information publicly disclosed.

4. No, since the public disclosure of farms without leases could expose them to the possibility of land invasions.

5. No, since the public disclosure of farms that are being reallocated could expose them to the possibility of land invasions.

08 April 2020 - NW139

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

With reference to her reply to question 1596 on 19 December 2019, (a) under what programme and (b) in what year was each farm bought; (2) what number of the 223 farms with lease agreements have 30-year lease agreements; (3) whether she will furnishMs T M Mbabamawith a list of the (a) names of the farms, (b) beneficiaries with GPS co-ordinates and (c) contact details for each farm with a lease agreement; if not, why not; if so, by what date; (4) whether she will furnishMsT M Mbabamawith (a) a list of the 227 farms with no lease agreement and (b) the number of farms in each category as stated in the reasons why it has no lease in place; if not, why not; if so, by what date; (5) whether she will furnishMsT M Mbabamawith a list of the farms where re-allocation is taking place, including the (a) names of the farms and beneficiaries, (b) GPS co-ordinates as well as contact details for each farm and (c) reason for re-allocation in each case; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

1(a) Land Redistribution Programme.

1(b)

Year of Acquisition

Number of Farms

2003

1

2006

6

2007

64

2008

20

2009

14

2010

8

2011

22

2012

10

2013

25

2014

4

2015

12

2016

6

2017

9

2018

21

2019

1

Grand Total

223

2. 223.

3. (a) Yes. Please see the attached Excel spread sheet titled, NA – PQ No. 139.2020 (GP).

(b) and (c) No, since the Department has had no time to consult with the individual lessees on whether they consent to have their personal information publicly disclosed.

4. No, since the public disclosure of farms without leases could expose them to the possibility of land invasions.

5. No, since the public disclosure of farms that are being reallocated could expose them to the possibility of land invasions.

08 April 2020 - NW36

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WRITTEN REPLY QUESTION 36 DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNSTIONAL QUESTION PAPER: 13 FEBRUARY 2020-04-17(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 1-2020) 36. Mr AG Whitfield (DA) to ask the Minister Police :(a) what number of (i) civilian firearms and (ii) civilian ammunition were reported as (aa) stolen and (bb) recovered (aaa) in each of the past 10 financial years and (bbb) since 1 April 2019 and (b) what are the relevant details, including the calibre of firearm and ammunition, in each specified case?REPLY(a)(i)(aa)(aaa) THE NUMBER OF FIREARMS REPORTED AS LOST /STOLEN : 2010/2011 TO 2018/2019 Financial Year 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 Total 6 542 6 122 6 475 5 824 5 869 6 735 8 884 7 836 7 655 (a)(i)(aa)(bbb)The total number of firearms, which was reported as lost/stolen, for the period 1 April 2019 to 17 February 2020, is 6 587(a)(ii)(aa)(aaa)(bbb)This information is not readily available on any South African Police Service (SAPS) System, in order to address the request, an extensive effort, from both administrative and operational personnel will need to be utilised over a long period of time. Case files will need to be recovered from archives and manually persued to identify any case that relate to this request. This will impede on current investigations and hamper service delivery.(b) The relevant details, with regards to the lost and stolen firearms, including the type and calibre, per financial year, are reflected in the tables below: LOST/STOLEN FIREARMS: 2010/2011 FIREARM TYPE CALIBRE DESCRIPTION TOTAL COMBINATION 22 LR/.410BR 5 .303/ 12GA 1 12 BR/16 BR/9.3 MM COMBINATION 1 COMBINATION TOTAL 7 PISTOL .22 LONG/ LR (PISTOL) 114 .22 SHORT 2 .25 ACP (6.35MM BROW) 4 RECOVERED FIREARMS: 1 APRIL 2019 TO 17 FEBRUARY 202 FIREARM TYPE CALIBRE DESCRIPTION TOTAL 6.5X55MM SWED MAUS 1 6MM 2 6MM MUSGRAVE 3 7.62 MM RIFLE 1 7.62X39MM 1 7.62X51MM 4 7.9X57MM J OR JS 1 7X57MM MAUS (7MM MAUS) 1 7X64MM BRENNEKE 1 8MM RIFLE 3 9MM RIFLE 1 RIFLE TOTAL 335 S/L: PIST CAL – RIFLR/CAB 9MM PAR (9X19MM) 4 S/L: RIFLE CAL – RIFLE/CARBINE .22 LONG RIFLE (LR) 1 .223 REM 10 5.56X45MM 1 7.62X51MM 1 S/L: RIFLE CAL – RIFLE/CARBINE TOTAL 13 SHOTGUN .410 B0RE 9 12 GA 227 20 GA 1 SHOTGUN TOTAL 237 GRAND TOTAL 5 531 Reply to question 36 recommendedGENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE KJ SITOLE (SOEG)|Date: 2020/03/31Reply to question 36 approvedMINISTER OF POLICEGENERAL BH CELE (MP)|Date: 07/04/2020

Reply:

(a)(i)(aa)(aaa)
 

THE NUMBER OF FIREARMS REPORTED AS LOST /STOLEN : 2010/2011 TO 2018/2019

Financial Year

2010/
2011

2011/
2012

2012/
2013

2013/
2014

2014/
2015

2015/
2016

2016/
2017

2017/
2018

2018/
2019

Total

6 542

6 122

6 475

5 824

5 869

6 735

8 884

7 836

7 655

 

(a)(i)(aa)(bbb)
The total number of firearms, which was reported as lost/stolen, for the period 1 April 2019 to 17 February 2020, is 6 587

(a)(ii)(aa)(aaa)(bbb)
This information is not readily available on any South African Police Service (SAPS) System, in order to address the request, an extensive effort, from both administrative and operational personnel will need to be utilised over a long period of time. Case files will need to be recovered from archives and manually persued to identify any case that relate to this request. This will impede on current investigations and hamper service delivery.

(b) The relevant details, with regards to the lost and stolen firearms, including the type and calibre, per financial year, are reflected in the tables below:

 

LOST/STOLEN FIREARMS: 2010/2011

FIREARM TYPE

CALIBRE DESCRIPTION

TOTAL

COMBINATION

22 LR/.410BR

5

.303/ 12GA

1

12 BR/16 BR/9.3 MM COMBINATION

1

COMBINATION TOTAL

7

PISTOL

.22 LONG/ LR (PISTOL)

114

.22 SHORT

2

.25 ACP (6.35MM BROW)

4

       

 

 

RECOVERED FIREARMS: 1 APRIL 2019 TO 17 FEBRUARY 202

FIREARM TYPE

CALIBRE DESCRIPTION

TOTAL

 

6.5X55MM SWED MAUS

1

6MM

2

6MM MUSGRAVE

3

7.62 MM RIFLE

1

7.62X39MM

1

7.62X51MM

4

7.9X57MM J OR JS

1

7X57MM MAUS (7MM MAUS)

1

7X64MM BRENNEKE

1

8MM RIFLE

3

9MM RIFLE

1

RIFLE TOTAL

335

S/L: PIST CAL – RIFLR/CAB

9MM PAR (9X19MM)

4

 

S/L: RIFLE CAL – RIFLE/CARBINE

.22 LONG RIFLE (LR)

1

.223 REM

10

5.56X45MM

1

7.62X51MM

1

S/L: RIFLE CAL – RIFLE/CARBINE TOTAL

13

 

SHOTGUN

.410 B0RE

9

12 GA

227

20 GA

1

SHOTGUN TOTAL

237

GRAND TOTAL

5 531

07 April 2020 - NW452

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) What is the breakdown of the amount spent by her department on any persons who accompanied (i) her, (ii) the Deputy Minister, (iii) the Director-General and/or (iv) any of her staff to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, including (aa) travel, (bb) accommodation, (cc) entertainment and (dd) any further costs and (b) in each case, what is the (i) relationship and (ii) reason for accompanying the relevant person?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows:

There is no amount that was spent by the Department in relation to attending the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

MS. STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER

06 April 2020 - NW475

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Nodada, Mr BB to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

(1)What number of students who were supported by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) in each faculty of each institution of higher learning in the 2018 academic year (a) were enrolled for each (i) degree and/or (ii) other qualification, (b) wrote (i) exams and (ii) supplementary exams in each (aa) degree, (bb) qualification and (cc) subject, (c) passed and (d) failed each exam and/or supplementary exam that they wrote; (2) what were the marks obtained in each subject in respect of which an exam and/or supplementary exam was written by NSFAS supported students?

Reply:

The Department and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will not be able to provide the information in the requested format, as this level of detail is only available at an institutional level, and would take considerable time to collate. There would also be limits to the level of detail that could practically be provided per institution.

In terms of the data exchange between NSFAS and institutions, institutions provide information to NSFAS on whether students meet the criteria for continuation. The level of detail requested in terms of examinations, supplementary examinations, subjects passed and failed, marks, etc. is not provided to NSFAS.

The Department's Higher Education Management Information System (HEMIS) collects information on enrolments and completion of qualifications. This enables cohort reporting to be done according to a breakdown of qualification types, i.e. 3-year degrees, 3-year diplomas and 4-year degrees. Specific cohort information is also collected on the MBChB programme, engineering programmes, life and physical sciences and teacher education. In addition, data is broken down according to population group and gender. This is in line with the requirement to focus on specific Medium Term Strategic Framework targets. It is possible to provide an overview of the breakdown according to fields of study, i.e. Science, Engineering and Technology; Business and Commerce; Education and the Humanities.

NSFAS recipient data is also brought into the cohort study to show the overall performance of NSFAS recipients, and the study is also able to look at students enrolled for foundation programmes. The attached cohort study was based on data up to the 2017 academic year and provides the throughput and dropout rates of NSFAS funded students.

It is only possible to provide a global picture of throughput rates for particular cohorts. Data provided to HEMIS is at a high level according to qualification registrations and by CESM (Classification of Educational Subject Material), and not by faculty. The names of qualifications reported from different institutions are not consistent, as they are reported according to their accredited names. HEMIS only reflects pass or fail results for the course completion at a full-time equivalent level to determine the overall success rates of the sector or by institution. This data is required at a high level for funding and planning purposes.

06 April 2020 - NW432

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development:

In view of the fact that only two of the nine export protocol targets were met, what are the details of the (a) targets that were (i) not met and (ii) met and (b) plan(s) to correct the situation and ensure that the targets are met?NW613E

Reply:

In terms of the quarterly performance targets in the 2019/20 Annual Performance Plan (APP), 9 export protocols were implemented during Quarter 1, but were reported to be still in progress pending validation of reported data at the regional offices (WC, KZN, PE) by the unit responsible for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). As at to date, validation of the 9 export protocols by both M&E and the Directorate Inspection Services(DIS) has been concluded and all 9 export protocols have been implemented.

7 export protocols were implemented during Quarter 2 of 2019/20, but were also reported to be still in progress pending validation.M&E is allowed 90 days after each Quarter to validate reported performance.

The implementation of the protocols is seasonal and sometimes overlaps to the next quarter. The table below shows in which quarters each export control is expected.

Export protocol

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Apples to China

X

X

X

X

Apples to Mexico

X

     

Apples to Taiwan

X

     

Citrus to China

X

X

   

Citrus to Japan

X

X

   

Citrus to S. Korea

X

X

   

Citrus to Thailand

X

X

   

Citrus to USA

X

X

   

Pears to USA

X

X

X

X

Table grapes to China

   

X

X

Table grapes to Israel

   

X

X

Table grapes to Thailand

   

X

X

Table grapes to USA

   

X

X

06 April 2020 - NW429

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Cardo, Dr MJ to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

(1)With regard to the Compensation Fund’s new electronic system, CompEasy (S4i) introduced in October 2019, what total amount (a) did the system cost and (b) of claims have been (i) lodged and (ii) paid since the new system was introduced; (2) whether the new system was parallel-tested with the old system; if not, why not?

Reply:

1. CompEasy (S4i) information:

(a) R 143 million

(b) Claims processed in the system since introduction of the new claim system:

i.Medical invoices processed 170 955

ii. Claims Registered 15 428

iii. Claims Paid:

  1. to medical service providers on CompEASY is R103 million
  2. to medical service providers on SAP ECC R 479 million
  3. to pensioners and beneficiaries R465 million

2. Adequate User Acceptance Testing and Quality Assurance was provided during the development of the new system prior to introducing the system. The gradual release of the functionalities in the system also assisted Users to test the system internally and give feedback before it is released to the public.

There is no legal or operational requirement to parallel test a system. Based on the control weaknesses in the old system, parallel testing would have continued to expose the Fund to fraudulent and invalid claims.

On the payment side the Fund continued to pay claims both on the new CompEasy system and on the old SAP ECC.

06 April 2020 - NW373

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

Whether the Compensation Fund has fixed errors and glitches of the recently introduced CompEasy payment system which led to the non-payment of beneficiaries and service providers; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what date was the system fixed and (b) what total amount has the Compensation Fund paid to beneficiaries and service providers since the system was fixed?

Reply:

The Compensation Fund has introduced the new CompEASY System in October 2019 and has progressively introduced new functionality and made improvements on some function based on feedback from users:

  • User Registration was introduced on 1 October 2019
  • Claims Registration was introduced on 14 October for internal users and 18 October 2019 for external users
  • Electronic Medical Claims batch submission and internal medical claims capturing on 1 November 2019
  • External Medical Claims and Pre Authorisation application released on 9 February 2020

Total amount paid since October 2019:

  • to medical service providers on CompEASY is R103 million
  • to medical service providers on SAP ECC R479 million
  • to pensioners and beneficiaries R465 million

06 April 2020 - NW474

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Nodada, Mr BB to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

(1)What number of students in each faculty of each institution of higher learning in the 2018 academic year, (a) were enrolled for each (i) degree and (ii) other qualification, (b) wrote (i) exams and (ii) supplementary exams in each (aa) degree, (bb) qualification and (cc) subject, (c) passed and (d) failed each exam and/or supplementary exam that they wrote; (2) what were the marks obtained in each subject in respect of which an exam and/or supplementary exam was written?

Reply:

1) (a) Not all universities structure their faculties in the same way as some have colleges or schools. They determine within those faculties/colleges/schools their departments as deemed appropriate by each university. Data provided to the Department’s Higher Education Management Information System (HEMIS) is at a high-level according to qualification registrations and by CESM (Classification of Educational Subject Material), and not by faculty.

The Department is able to provide high-level enrolment and graduate data per CESM level. Enrolment data per university is provided in Table 1 (Annexure A) by qualification type and major field of study. In addition, data is provided per university by qualification type in Table 2 (Annexure A).

(b) HEMIS data only reflects a pass or fail result for the course completion at a full-time equivalent level to determine the overall success rate of the sector or by institution. Data on supplementary examinations are not collected. Table 3 (Annexure A) gives the success rates of students across all public universities by attendance mode (contact/distance) and by demographic population group.

(2) Marks are specific to a particular student and held by universities. This information would be subject to the universities’ confidentiality agreements with their students. The Department does not collect this level of detailed information per student, and is unable to provide it.

06 April 2020 - NW243

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

Whether the Onderstepoort laboratory is accredited to conduct the testing for Foot-and-mouth disease; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The ARC-OVR-Transboundary Animal Diseases (TAD) Facility includes a high security facility for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine production, and Research and Diagnostics of FMD, African Swine Fever (ASF), and other exotic diseases. TAD houses an OIE Regional Reference Laboratory for ASF and FMD and is the FAO Reference Centre for both FMD and ASF for the entire African continent.

The TAD Diagnostic Laboratory applied for SANAS (South African National Accreditation System) accreditation of its FMD Serological methods to standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005, in December 2015. The SANAS assessment was conducted from 29-30 March 2016, and a certificate of accreditation was obtained on 20 June 2016, which is valid for five years. The 6 months follow up assessment tookplace on 24 January 2017and continued accreditation was granted. The twelve months’ follow-up assessment by SANAS took place on 31 January 2018 and continued accreditation was again granted.

TAD Diagnostic Laboratory facility further applied for accreditation according to the new ISO 17025:2017 standard, this was approved by the SANAS Approval Committee meeting on 21 August 2019. “Unconditional Accreditation” in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2017, Accreditation number V0034 was granted. The ARC-OVR-TAD Laboratory was the first laboratory at ARC-OVR to be assessed to the new ISO standard.

03 April 2020 - NW347

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

Whether police officers enforce the law relating to liquor licences and the conduct of patrons on and around the premises (details furnished); if not, why not; whether the SA Police Service closes an establishment that transgresses its liquor licence conditions?

Reply:

Yes, members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) do enforce compliance to provincial liquor legislation, in support of Provincial Liquor Board Inspectors, appointed in terms of the applicable provincial liquor legislation. The following number of liquor law enforcement actions were executed at licensed liquor premises, in 2018/2019:

Province

Number of

liquor compliance inspections conducted

Number of J534's issued for liquor compliance contraventions by

licensed liquor premises

Number of of J534’s Issued for drinking in public places

Number of J534’s issued for being drunk in public places

Eastern Cape

85 113

21 395

827

9 696

Free State

01432

33 453

2 098

8 265

Gauteng

136 200

22 624

6 787

2 441

KwaZulu-Natal

80 531

10 308

2 162

2 728

Limpopo

113 114

31 313

10 346

8 161

Mpumalanga

37 723

2 249

1 437

140

North West

31 289

9 169

12 933

1 373

Northern Cape

33 367

5 153

351

14 138

Western Cape

58 812

9 998

1 645

44 761

Total

677 581

145 002

39 516

87 733


2. No, the SAPS does not have the mandate to close an establishment that transgresses its liquor licence conditions. Only the respective Provincial Liquor Boards have the mandate to close an establishment that transgresses its liquor licence conditions.

Reply to question 347 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/03/23

Reply to question 347 approved

GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLCE
Date: 01/04/2020

31 March 2020 - NW512

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

(1) What number of overseas trips have the (a) President of Netball South Africa (NSA) and (b) Chief Executive Officer of NSA undertaken in their official capacity in the (i) 2018-19 and (ii) 2019-20 financial years; (2) (a) what was the reason for each trip and (b) who paid for the trips; (3) (a) were the flights on Business class, First class or economy class and (b) what were the expenses in each case?

Reply:

I think that this is a personal question, I therefore suggest that the Honourable Member ask Netball South Africa directly.

31 March 2020 - NW445

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

1. Whether the Oude Stadshuis in Cape Town, managed by Iziko Museums of South Africa, is closed to the public; if so, (a)(i) since what date has it been closed and (ii) what is the reason for the closure, (b) by what date will Oude Stadshuis be reopened to the public and (c) what amount in revenue has been lost in each year that it has been closed; 2. (a) what happened to the Michaelis collection of art works, (b) what does the specified collection consist of, (c) does the collection include international work and work of the old Dutch masters and (d) what is the monetary value of the art work; 3. whether any technical problems have been detected in the Oude Stadshuis; if so, (a) on what date was each problem detected and (b) what steps has his department taken to resolve the problems? NW627E

Reply:

(1).     Currently the Oude Stadshuisis closed to the public.

(a)(i). It was closed to the public on 31 December 2015.

(ii). Two serious electrical-related incidents – a fire in the wall and burning in the ceiling – transpired at the Oude Stadshuis. Assessment of the incident by The Department of Public Works and Occupational Health and Safety team determined that the impact of the incidence made it unsafe for the public, staff and irreplaceable artworks housed therein.

(b). The reopening of the Oude Stadshuis is dependent on a series of factors. Some of the processes of upgrading and maintaining the museum are beyond the locus of Iziko’s control. Iziko is engaging with all stakeholders at national, provincial and local levels, and have followed all required processes. Iziko is committed to ensuring the protection and safety of the building, the collection formerly housed therein, and the public – whom our museums serve.  The impact of the recent occupation by the refugees of the veranda of the Oude Stadshuisand the surrounding building, has further impacted the implementation timelines. Currently, a project manager has been appointed to manage the implementation. Procurement of goods and services are planned for the upcoming fiscal and Supply Chain has been engaged in the processes. Project implementation that is both outside of the scope and control of Iziko Museums of South Africa, include approvals by provincial heritage authority committees.

31 March 2020 - CW64

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Labuschagne, Ms C to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

What was the number of registered jobseekers compared to job vacancies that were advertised in the (a) 2016/17, (b) 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years?

Reply:

a) The total number of work seekers registered during 2016/17 financial year on the national Employment Services System South Africa (ESSA) of the Department was 650 593 and the total opportunities that the various employers advertised was 70 908.

b) Work seekers registered during 2017/18 was 872 746 and opportunities were 131 994.

c) Work seekers registered during 2018/19 was 888 547 and opportunities were 172 814.

31 March 2020 - NW513

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

(1) Is SuperSport a sponsor of Netball South Africa (NSA); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) is SuperSport paying for the legal costs of the President of NSA against Afriforum; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW699E

Reply:

I think that this is a personal question, I therefore suggest that the Honourable Member ask Netball South Africa directly.

31 March 2020 - NW276

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What number of K78 roadblocks were conducted in each municipality in the Western Cape from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 and (b) on what date was each roadblock conducted?

Reply:

  1. The number of K78 roadblocks, which were conducted in each municipality in the Western Cape, from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019, is reflected in If\e table below:

Municipality

Number of roadblocks

Bergrivier

22

8reede Rivier

44

Cape Agulhas

47

City of Cape Town (Metropole)

202

Drakenstein

5

George

30

Hessequa

20

Kannaland

2

Knysna

14

Laingsburg

13

Langeberq

41

IVlatzikama

23

Mossel Bay

20

Oudtshoorn

4

Overstrand

68

Prins Albert

37

Saldanha

27

Swartland

21

Swetlendam

4

Theewaterskloof

54

Witzenberg

33

  1. The dates on which the roadblocks were conducted, are reflected in the table

below:

Municipality

Date of roadblocks

Berqrivier

2019-01-25

 

2019-02-22

 

2019-03-29

 

2019-04-18

 

2019-08-17

Municipality

Date of roadblocks

 

2019-12-10

 

2019-04-22

 

2019-12-23

 

2019-12-24

 

2019-01-04

 

2019-01-18

 

2019-02-08

 

2019-02-15

 

2019-03-01

 

2019-03-20

 

2019-04-06

 

” 2019-04-22

 

20J 9-05-18

 

2019-08-10

 

2019-08-24

 

2019-10-05

 

2019-10-19

Breede Rivier

2019-02-04

 

2019-04-20

 

2019-05-11

 

2019-06-01

 

2019-08-10

 

2019-08-24

 

2019-09-07

 

2019-09-28

 

2019-10-12

 

2019-10-26

 

2019-11-02

 

2019- J 1-23

 

2019-12-07

 

2019-12-14

 

2019-12-21

 

2019-12-28

 

2019-04-18

 

2019-10-15

 

2019-12-13

 

2019-12-20

 

2019-01-07

 

2019-01-14

 

2019-01-21

 

2019-04-09

 

2019-04-IN

 

2019-04-18 "

 

2019-05-16

 

2019-05-28

 

2019-11-06

 

2019-06-J 2

 

2019-07-03

 

2019-07-16

 

2019-08-01

 

2019-08-08

 

2019-08-15

 

2019-J 0-17

 

2019-10-31

 

2019-1 J -01

 

2019-11-15

 

2019-11-08

Municipality

Date of roadblocks

 

2019-12-12

 

2019-12-22

 

2019-12-24

 

2019-12-30

Cape Agulhas

2019-01-02

 

2019-01-24

 

2019-02-21

 

2019-02-10

 

2019-02-16

 

2019-02-17

 

2019-02-15

 

2019-03-22

 

2019-02-10

 

2019-02-06

 

2019-OF-03

 

2019-08-20

 

2019-12-02

 

2019-12-21

 

2019-04-18

 

2019-08-22

 

2019-10-15

 

2019-11-08

 

2019-11-29

 

2019-12-13

 

201902-22

 

2019-06-21

 

2019-06-28

 

2019-11-29

 

2019-01-11

 

2019-01-24

 

2019-02-13

 

2019-02-26

 

2019-03-01

 

2019-04-18

 

2019-05-14

 

2019-05-24

 

2019-06-20

 

2019-07-10

 

2019-07-26

 

2019-08-16

 

2019-08-22

 

2019-09-10

 

2019-09-17

 

2019-10-17

 

2019-10-24

 

2019-11-08

 

2019-12-04

 

2019-12-06

 

2019-12-12

 

2019-12-13

 

2019-12-23

City of Cape Town (Metropole)

2019-02-24

 

2019-04-21

 

2019-06-16

 

2019-01-25

 

2019-01-31

 

” 2019-07-16

Municipality

Date of roadblocks

 

2019-11-04

 

2019-01-18

 

2019-07-11

 

2019-08- J 6

 

2019-10-23

 

2019-11-22

 

2019-11-23

 

2019-12-14

 

2019-12-30

 

2019-01-0 1

 

2019-08-08

 

2019-01-04

 

2019-01-11

 

2019-01-18

 

2019-01-18

 

2019-01-25

 

2019-02-01

 

2019-02-08

 

2019-02-15

 

2019-02-22

 

2019-03-0 1

 

2019-03-08

 

2019-03-15

 

2019-03-29

 

2019-03-22

 

2019-04-05

 

2019-04-12

 

20J 9-04-18

 

2019-04-25

 

2019-04-26

 

2019-05-03

 

2019-05-10

 

2019-05-17

 

2019-05-24

 

2019-05-3 1

 

2019-06-07

 

2019-06-12

 

2019-06-14

 

2019-06-21

 

2019-06-28

 

2019-07-05

 

2019-07-12

 

2019-07-19

 

2019-07-26

 

2019-08-02

 

2019-08-16

 

2019-08-23

 

2019-08-30

 

2019-09-13

 

2019-09-20

 

2019-09-27

 

2019-10-04

 

2019-10-11

 

2019-10-11

 

2019-10- J 8

 

2019-10-25

 

2019-11-08

5

Municipality

Date of roadblocks

 

2019-11-15

 

2019-11-15

 

2019-11-22

 

2o1e-11-22

 

2019-11-23

 

2019-11-24

 

2019-11-29

2019-11-01

 

2019-12-06

 

2019-12-06

 

2019-12-11

 

2019-12-13

 

2019-12-20

 

2019-12-27

 

2019-12-27

 

2019-12-31

 

2019-01-31

 

2019-03-16

 

2019-04-19

 

2019-05-24

 

2019-06-25

 

2019-07-12

 

2019-07-26

 

2019-08-02

 

2019-08-10

 

2019-08-24

 

 

2019-08-31

 

 

2019-09-07

 

 

2019-09-14

 

 

2019-09-20

 

2019-09-27

 

2019-09-28

 

2019-10-05

 

2019-10-19

 

2019-10-26

 

2019-11-01

 

2019-11-15

 

2019-11-25

 

2018-12-10

 

2019-12-22

 

2019-12-26

 

2019-12-31

 

2019-11-28

 

2019-12-04

 

2019-02-10

 

2019-02-16

 

2019-03-01

 

2019-03-10

 

2019-03-11

 

2019-03-14

 

2019-03-22

 

2019-04-04

 

2019-04-07

 

2019-04-11

 

2019-04-12

 

2019-04-13

 

2019-04-19

Municipality

 

Date of roadblocks

 

2019-04-21

 

2019-04-27

 

2019-05-13

 

2019-05-14

 

2019-05-24

 

2019-05-31

 

2019-06-0 1

 

2019-06-14

 

201g-06-z4

 

2019-06-29

 

2019-07-05

 

2019-07-12

 

2019-07-19

 

2019-07-26

 

2019-08-04

 

2019-08-16

 

2019-09-13

 

20J 9-09-20

 

2019-10-04

 

20J 9-10-05

 

2019-10-11

 

2019-10-18

 

20J 9-10-25

 

2019-11-15

 

2019-12-20

 

2019-09-22

 

2019-02-22

 

2019-04-01

 

2019-06-26

 

2019-07-17

 

2019-08-02

 

2019-08-07

 

2019-11-01

 

2019-01-20

 

20J 9-05-19

 

2019-06-16

 

20J 9-10-05

 

20J 9-10-13

 

2019-11-03

 

2019-03-09

 

2019-03-25

 

20J 9-06-13

 

2019-08-02

 

2019-08-02

 

2019-12-27

 

2019-04-30

 

2019-04-21

 

2019-04-21

 

2019-05-26

 

2019-06-16

 

2019-01-05

 

2019-01-12

 

2019-01-26

 

2019-02-02

 

2019-02-09

 

2019-02-16

 

2019-02-23

Municipality

Date of roadblocks

 

2019-07-20

 

2019-08-03

 

2019-08-10

 

2019-08-17

 

2019-08-24

 

2019-08-31

 

2019-10-05

 

2019-10-12

 

2019-10-19

 

2019-10-26

 

2019-11-23

 

2019-11-30

 

2019-12-16

 

2019-09-02

 

2019-01-25

 

2019-02-22

 

2019-03-29

 

2019-04-18

 

2019-04-27

 

2019-11-20

 

2019-11-26

 

2019-07-27

 

2019-08-31

 

2019-10-11

 

2019-12-31

Drakenstein

2019-01-27

 

2019-06-13

 

2019-06-22

 

2019-11-18

 

2019-12-04

Geor9e

2019-03-16

 

2019-04-18

 

2019-06-14

 

2019-08-21

 

2019-01-01

 

2019-01-04

 

2019-01-05

 

2019-02-23

 

2019-03-30

 

2019-04-10

 

” 2019-04-13

 

2019-04-22

 

2019-06-28

 

2019-06-30

 

2019-08-28

 

2019-00-29

 

2019-09-03

 

2019-11-29

 

2019-12-20

 

2019-12-26

 

2019-12-31

 

2019-06-24

 

2019-09-25

 

2019-09-26

 

2019-12-05

 

2019-12-06

 

2019-02-06

Date of roadblocks

 

2019-12-07

 

2019-12-07

 

2019-12-07

Hessequa

2019-02-19

 

2019-03-15

 

2019-04-19

 

2016-05-10

 

2019-05-18

 

2019-05-31

 

2019-06-14

 

2019-08-10

 

2019-09-21

 

2019-10-04

 

2019-12-07

 

2019-02-28

 

2019-07-08

 

2019-12-03

 

2019-01-24

 

2019-05-25

 

2019-06-24

 

2019-09-11

 

2019-11-0 1

 

2019-12-20

Kannaland

2019- 1-01

 

2019-12-20

Knysna

2019-01-18

 

2019-02-15

 

2019-03-23

 

2019-04-20

 

2019-04-26

 

2019-06-15

 

2019-06-21

 

2019-07-27

 

2019-08-24

 

2019-09-21

 

2019-10-25

 

2019-11-27

 

2019-12-09

 

2019-12-19

Laingsburg

2019-01-10

 

2019-01-29

 

2019-02-28

 

2019-03-20

 

20J 9-04-18

 

2019-04-20

 

2019-07-12

 

2019-09-13

 

2019-10-18

 

2019-11-23

 

2019-11-29

 

2019-12-21

 

2019-12-27

Langeberg

2019-02-03

 

2019-03-17

 

2019-04-13

 

2019-05-25

 

2019-06-08

9

Municipality

Date of roadblocks

 

2019-07-09

 

2019-07-21

 

2019-08-03

 

2019-09-22

 

2019-10-04

 

2019-11-09

 

2019-12-21

 

2019-01-02

 

2019-01-01

 

2019-01-02

 

” 2019-01-01

 

2019-01-12

 

2019-01-30

 

2019-02-01

 

2019-02-16

 

2019-03-23

 

2019-04-13

 

2019-05-04

 

2019-07-20

 

2019-07-27

 

2019-08-31

 

2019-09-05

 

2016-11-08

 

2019-11-16

 

2019-11-22

 

2010-12-07

 

2019-01-09

 

2019-01-25

 

2019-03-22

 

2019-04-24

 

2019-06-12

 

2019-08-02

 

2019-08-13

 

2019-12-24

 

2019-12-30

 

2019-12-31

Matzikama

2019-01-01

 

2019-01-02

 

2019-02-02

 

20J 9-02-04

 

2019-03-01

 

2019-03-03

 

2019-04-04

 

2019-05-06

 

2019-02-07

 

2019-06-02

 

2019-06-03

 

2019-07-02

 

2019-07-03

 

2019-08-01

 

2019-08-03

 

2019-08-06

 

2019-09-01

 

2019-09-04

 

2019-10-01

 

2019-10-04

 

2019-11-01

Municipality

Date of roadblocks

 

2019-12-D1

 

2019-12-04

Mossel Bay

2019-03-02

 

2019-05-11

 

2019-05-24

 

2019-05-25

 

2019-07-05

 

2019-08-02

 

2019-09-14

 

2010-09-27

 

2019-09-28

 

2019-10- J 1

 

2019-10-12

 

2019-10-25

 

2019-10-26

 

2019-11-08

 

2019-11-22

 

2019-11-23

 

2019-12-06

 

2019-12-07

 

2019-12-20

 

2019-12-21

Oudtshoorn

2019-03-18

 

2019-09-06

 

2019-12-21

 

2019-12-27 ”

Overstrand

2019-01-24

 

2019-02-22

 

2019-03-09

 

2019-04-18

 

2019-04-29

 

2019-06-28

 

2019-09-23

 

2019-10-18

 

2019-01-19

 

2019-01-25

 

2019-01-30

 

2019-01-31

 

2019-02-02

 

2019-02-07

 

2019-02-16

 

2019-02-28

 

2019-03-02

 

2019-03-15

 

2019-03-15

 

2019-03-16

 

2019-03-22

 

2019-03-27

 

2019-03-29

 

2019-03-30

 

2019-04-12

 

2019-04-18

 

2019-04-21

 

2019-04-25

 

2019-05-04

 

2019-05-11

 

2019-05-18

Municipality

Date of roadblocks

 

2019-05-25

 

2019-06-06

 

2019-06-08

 

2019-06-11

 

2019-06-29

 

2019-07-04

 

2019-07-13

 

2019-07-17

 

2019-07-20

 

2019-07-27

 

2019-08-03

 

2019-08-08

 

2019-08-17

 

2019-08-24

 

2019-08-31

 

2019-09-14

 

2019-09-17

 

2019-09-28

 

2019-09-28

 

2019-10-11

 

2019-10-12

 

2019-11-02

 

2019-11-15

 

2019-11-22

 

2019-11-29

 

2019-12-07

 

2019-12-14

 

2019-12-19

 

2019-12-21

 

2019-12-31

 

2019-04-10

 

2019-04-18

 

2019-04-21

 

2019-12-27

 

2019-02-04

 

2019-07-17

 

2019-12-13

Prins Albert

2019-12-05

 

2019-12-08

 

2019-01-08

 

2019-01-05

 

2019-03-22

 

2019-03-18

 

2019-03-07

 

2019-03-22

 

2019-03-18

 

2019-05-29

 

2019-05-22

 

2019-05-29

 

2019-05-22

 

2019-06-10

 

2019-06-24

 

2019-06-25

 

2019-06-26

 

2019-06-26

 

2019-06-27

 

2019-06-28

Municipality

Date of roadblocks

 

2019-06-29

 

2019-07-15

 

2019-07-11

 

2019-0B-20

 

2019-09-26

 

2019-09-26

 

20J 9-10-18

 

2019-12-05

 

2019-12-05

 

2019-12-06

 

2019-12-07

 

2019-12-07

 

2019-12-08

 

2019-01-05

 

2019-01-06

 

2019-02-02

 

2019-03-02 "

Saldanha

20 9-12-Z0

 

2019-01-25

 

2019-02-21

 

2019-03-03

 

2019-04-19

 

2019-01-18

 

2019-02-18

 

2019-03-10

 

2019-04-11

 

2019-06-12

 

2019-07-27

 

2019-08-30

 

2019-09-06

 

20J 9-09-21

 

2019-10-19

 

2019-11-23

 

20J 9-12-06

 

2019- J2-28

 

2019-02-01

 

2019-03-08

 

2019-03-30

 

2019-04-21

 

204 9-04-27

 

2019-11-15

 

2019-12-13

 

2019-12-17

 

2019-12-27

Swartland

2o1g-o4-18

 

2019-12-06

 

2019-12-13

 

2019-01-10

 

2019-01-17

 

2019-01-24

 

2019-02-12

 

2019-02-14

 

2019-03-08

 

2019-03-21

 

2019-04-1 J

 

2019-04-22

 

2019-06-29

Municipality

Date of roadblocks

 

2019-07-16

 

2019-08-22

 

2019-08-29

 

2o‹e-o9-22

 

2019-10-10

2019-12-11 “

 

2019-12-26

 

2019-12-29

Swellendam

2019-02-08

 

2019-04-28

 

2019-07-12

 

2019-11-15

Theewaterskloof

2019-01-01

 

2019-01-04

 

2019-01-07

 

2019-01-23

 

2019-01-23

 

2019-02-09

 

2019-02-12

 

2019-02-22

 

2019-03-02

 

2019-03-26

 

2019-03-02

 

2019-03-26

 

2019-03-02

 

2019-03-26

 

2019-04-05

 

2019-04-20

 

2019-04-26

 

2019-05-04

 

2010-05-18

 

2019-05-31

 

2019-06-08

 

2019-06-16

 

2010-06-08

 

2019-06-16

 

2019-07-15

 

2016-07-28

 

2019-08-10

 

2019-08-31

 

2019-09-01

 

2019-09-27

 

2019-12-01

 

2019-12-13

 

2019-12-26

 

2019-01-26

 

2019-03-03

 

2019-09-22

 

2019-04-21

 

2019-05-03

 

2019-05-10

 

2019-05-24

 

2019-05-31

 

2019-06-07

 

2019-06-21

 

2019-07-05

 

2019-07-26

Municipality

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2019-03-29

 

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2019-12-24

Reply to question 276 recommended/not recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date:

Reply to question 276 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE
DATE: 4/04/2020

31 March 2020 - NW511

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

(1) Whether the President of Netball South Africa (NSA) is employed by any municipality in the Republic; if so, (a)(i) by which municipality and (ii) in which province and (b)(i) in what capacity is she employed and (ii) for what time period thus far; (2) what total amount does the specified person earn in the relevant municipal position; (3) (a) what number of working days has the person attended to NSA work in the (i) 2018-19 and (ii) 2019-20 financial years and (b) has the relevant Municipal Manager signed off for the leave days that the person was engaged in NSA work; (4) whether he will furnish Mrs V van Dyk with the signed leave documents; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

I think that this is a personal question, I therefore suggest that the Honourable Member ask Netball South Africa directly.

31 March 2020 - NW444

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

1) With reference to his reply to question 107 on 21 February 2020, what are the relevant details of the second asset verification which was to be finalised by 28 February 2020; (2) (a) with reference to his reply to question 1644 on 9 December 2019, who are the directors of the company that is running the restaurant facility at Freedom Park, (b) what are the details of the tender that was (i) advertised and (ii) awarded to the specified company, including the costs, (c) where was the tender advertised and (d) what number of bids were received?

Reply:

1. The second asset verification is completed, the report on the asset verification is currently going through the internal review processes and will also be reviewed the external auditors during the interim audit. As I indicated in my response to question 107 in February, I will furnish the Honourable Member with details when the process is done.

2(a). The Director: Ms ShanduNontutuko Constance

(b)(i).Details includes: Appointment of service provider to operate retail spaces (restaurant, coffee shop & canteen) in //hapo building and catering (as and when required) at Freedom Park for 3 years period.

(ii). Tender was awarded to bidder DANDOZEST including lists of food as per specifications.

(c). Tender was advertised on the tender bulletin No. 2993 dated 01 December 2017

(d). Number of bidders received were 14

31 March 2020 - CW62

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Boshoff, Ms SH to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

(1) Of the 500 000 jobs to be created per annum, how many were created in the (a) 2017/18 and (b) 2018/19 financial years; (2) with reference to the National Development Plan that 11 million jobs are targeted to be created by 2030, what is the current position regarding the jobs that have been created thus far; (3) whether such a target will be reached; if not, why not; if so, (a) how and (b) what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

1. Section 10(1) of the Employment Services Act, No 4 of 2014 does not put an obligation to any employer in either the private or public sector to report on any vacancy or jobs created. We therefore do not have an accurate record of all jobs created across the country including those in the small business sector or cooperatives during 2017/18 and 2018/19. The registration of opportunities is voluntary and advertisement and placement in those opportunities are done free of charge. The number of opportunities registered with the Department during the 2017/18 and 2018/19 was 131 994 and 172 814 respectively.

We also know that at the end of Quarter 3 there were 16.4 million people that are employed and we also maintain records of registered work seekers that we place in the labour market. We do know that within government, the opportunities that were created by public works projects in 2017/18 and 2018/19 were 1 406 736 and 1 455 840 respectively.

The Public Employment Services Branch of the Department of Employment and Labour placed in employment during 2017/18 and 2018/19 a total of 131 994 and 172 814 persons respectively.

2. The National Development Plan projections of 11 million jobs to be created by 2030 were based on certain assumptions at a particular point in time. In panning for the next five years, our government took into consideration the prevailing economic conditions both locally and internationally and made adjustments accordingly in the Medium Term Strategic Framework 2020/21 to 2023/24.

3. (a & b) The current situation regarding jobs and whether the target will be achieved or not is as outlined in point 1 above.

30 March 2020 - NW246

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

What are the relevant details of the steps she intends to take to ensure that officials within her department submit reports to the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation at least three days in advance of committee sittings, thereby giving committee members sufficient time to adequately prepare for meetings, as per their repeated requests (details furnished)?

Reply:

Honourable Member, both my Departments are familiar with the standard practice requirements and comply with this, unless there are delays beyond any official’s control.

30 March 2020 - NW440

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

What measures does her Department have in place to ensure that (a) proper and accurate records of participants are kept in the Expanded Public Works Programme, (b) regular audits are done on the participants’ lists, (c) there are no ghost workers, (d) implementers are working within the budgeted allocations for the registered number of participants and (e) steps are taken to address non-compliance?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The following measures have been put in place to ensure the following:

(a) In terms of the Section 12(2) of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) Ministerial Determination, every employer must keep all the records of each participant for at least three years after the completion of the EPWP project. In the current reporting procedures for theEPWP, public bodies are expected to scana certified Identity Document (ID) copy for every participant reported. This is to ensure that each ID numbers of the participants captured in the system are cross-referenced with the Home Affairs Database to safeguard that only valid ID numbers are reported. However, to address the audit findings issued by Audit General of South Africa which indicates that public bodies do not keep all records as per the requirements of the Ministerial Determination, the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) is upgrading the current EPWP reporting system to ensure all requisite documents are uploaded by public bodies when reporting on work opportunities created. In the interim, through public body visits which are conducted by the DPWI to verify information reported into the EPWP Reporting System, verification of records kept by public bodies as per the Ministerial Determination is done.In instances where there are gapsidentified on records kept by public bodies, these cases are recorded in an intervention registermaintained by the DPWI. Where there are persistent non-compliance which could not be resolved from interventions provided, such cases areescalatedto the Accounting Officers of public bodies for their attention and resolution.

(b)Through public body visits and site visits carried out by the Department, regular audits are done on participants lists on EPWP projects.In addition, the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure also undertakes audits through its internal audit unit.

(c)The EPWP Reporting System is linked to the National Population Register of the Department of Home Affairs with the ability to do real-time validations of participants ID Numbers. Furthermore, actual site visits are conducted by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure to verify project and participants information.

(d) In the EPWP Reporting System, there are validity checks that exist which compare the budget captured against expenditure on projects. Should there be any discrepancies such as when the expenditure on a project exceeds the budget, the discrepancy is flagged and shared with the public body for verification.

(e) In order to address non-compliance, various steps are taken by the Department. For projects funded through the Incentive Grant, withholding of the Incentive Grant is effected in the cases of non-compliance with the Division of Revenue Act (DoRA) conditions. Whilst for any other non-compliance picked during site visits and public body visits, Accounting Officers of public bodies are informed of such non-compliance and intervention is sought to remedy the matter.Where written escalation proves to be in-effective, face-to-face engagements are conducted with the Accounting Officers of non-compliant public bodies. If solutions cannot be reached at an administrative level, such cases are escalated to political principals for their intervention.

30 March 2020 - NW508

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

(1) With reference to her statement during the Debate on Vote No 11 - Public Works and Infrastructure on 10 July 2019, what (a) are the criteria for the selection of the schools that will participate in the Mathematics and Science Programme, (b) is the duration of support for each school, (c) are the reasons that only 15 schools have been identified versus the 33 in the previous period and (d) number of learners from the participating schools have attended university and/or other higher educational institutions which can be attributed to the intervention of her department; (2) whether there is a standardised period for participation; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what criteria would extend or shorten the period of support?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. (a)The criteria for the selection of the schools that will participate in the Mathematics and Science Programme are as follows:

  • Schools from disadvantaged communities (townships, farms, rural and informal settlements)
  • Good academic performance in schools (with learner achievement of 60% and above in Mathematics and Physical Science).
  • Schools with a potential to expand the provision of high quality Mathematics and Physical Science (teaching and learning).
  • Schools displaying a commitment to succeed and can-do attitude.

(b)The duration of support for each school is five (5) years.

(c)The reasons that only 15 schools have been identified versus the 33 in the previous period (2013-2019)is that thedepartment has not yet finalised the process to adopt new schools in 2020. The 15 schools are continuing from previous years. Adoption of new schools is concluded by 30 April every year. Target over the 2020-2024 MTSF is 44 schools.

(d) The number of learners from the participating schools has attended university and/or other higher education institutions which can be attributed to the DPWI intervention is 234.

2. Yes, there is a standardised period of participation, which is five (5) years. The period can be shortened due to lack of commitment of the schools, dysfunctional structures which lead to non-achievement of Schools Programme annual targets.

30 March 2020 - NW421

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Hicklin, Ms MB to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(1) (a) What number of houses are currently on the asset register of her Department, (b) where is each house located and (c) in which province is each house located; (2) who is (a) currently occupying each house and (b) responsible for allocating the houses; (3) whether the houses are habitable; if not, (a) what plans has her Department put in place to ensure that the houses are rendered habitable and (b) by what date does she envisage that the houses will be rendered habitable; if so, who is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the houses?NW601E

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. (a) The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) informed me there are32 621 residential houses on the Department’s asset register.

(b),(c) The houses are located in the following provinces:

PROVINCE

NUMBER

EASTERN CAPE

2698

FREE STATE

2976

GAUTENG

4447

KWAZULU NATAL

4367

LIMPOPO

3777

MPUMALANGA

4631

NORTH WEST

2204

NORTHERN CAPE

2760

WESTERN CAPE

4761

TOTAL

32621

2. (a) These houses are used by various national user departments.

(b) The DPWI Regional Managers are responsible for allocating the houses.

3) (a) The status of the houses are as follows :

CONDITION

NUMBER

100% EXCELLENT (NO APPARENT DEFECTS / AS NEW)

241

80% GOOD (MINOR DEFECTS. SUPERFICIAL WEAR)

11530

60% FAIR (AVERAGE CONDITION. SURFACE DETERIORATION)

17553

40% POOR (SERIOUS STRUCTURAL DEFECTS)

2693

20% VERY POOR (UNFIT FOR OCCUPANCY)

604

TOTAL

32621

(b) Maintenance of the houses are carried out through a mixture of strategies

guided by a lease agreement, type of tenant and use of the property. A property identified by a government department is maintained utilising funding by the user department and DPWI for renovations, refurbishments and rehabilitation and day to day maintenance is carried out by DPWI. In instances where the houses are unoccupied, the maintenance is carried out to the external grounds and providing security for the properties. Houses being donated to other state institutions or NGOs are made habitable prior to donation.The houses are being made habitable on a need to need basis.

26 March 2020 - NW273

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

What mechanisms does his department have in place to (a) track and monitor public servants under investigation for corruption and fraud in each government department, (b) record the outcomes of the investigations into corruption and fraud, (c) notify all departments that an individual has been found guilty of corruption but not imprisoned, to ensure that the individual is not employed in any other department and (d) notify all departments of the allegations against an individual who resigns from a position before the finalisation of an investigation to ensure that the individual is not employed in any other department while not cleared of the allegations?

Reply:

The DPSA recognises the seriousness of public service employees involved in fraud and corruption and is putting the necessary processes in place. In doing so, it must be kept in mind that corruption and fraud investigations are the sole mandate of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and that of discipline management the mandate of the respective heads of department. As such, discipline management is inherently a decentralised process.

In terms of section 15 of the Public Administration Management Act, 2014 (PAMA), misconduct emanating from criminal investigations is a DPSA responsibility. It is therefore envisaged that the newly established Public Administration Ethics, Integrity and Disciplinary Technical Assistance Unit will establish a central disciplinary database to monitor, track and record public servants under investigation for misconduct which may include corruption and fraud.

As such, the Unit will play an important role (as contemplated in section 15(4)(f) of the PAMA) to coordinate the involvement of the two identified stakeholders in a decentralised process, so as to able to paint a holistic picture regarding the involvement of public service employees in fraud and corruption.

25 March 2020 - NW205

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Tinto, Ms B to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What has his department done to resolve the impasse of African immigrants who have been mistreated and stuffed in churches in the central business district of Cape Town because of their fear of xenophobic attacks?

Reply:

We are not aware of any African migrants who have been mistreated and stuffed in churches in the central business district of Cape Town because of their fear of xenophobic attacks.

However, if you are referring to the Protesters in and around the Central Methodist Church and the Green Market Square, I wish to report the matter was taken to court by the City of Cape Town and I hereby enclose the Judgement for your attention.

END

24 March 2020 - NW289

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether her department is planning to build a school in Gert Sibande District Municipality region for children living with autism: if not; what is the position in this regard; if so what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Department has no plans to build a school for learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Gert Sibande District Municipality. The establishment of a school is based on a wide range of criteria including the number of learners identified to attend the school. Currently; there are 42 learners with autism that are admitted in Special Schools. The Department has Units in the Special Schools for Severe Intellectual Disability (SID) to accommodate learners with autism. Through the implementation of inclusive practices learners with autism are able to access required professional specialists appointed at SID schools because they are learners who require moderate to high levels of support. However; some learners referred and recommended for placement are not yet placed as the parents have a right to choose a school; unfortunately, in some instances preferred schools are full to capacity. It has to be noted that there is a plan in place to open a Unit for learners with autism at the proposed school for hearing and visually impaired which is currently under planning and design in Barberton.

24 March 2020 - NW365

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Sukers, Ms ME to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)       Whether, with reference to her department’s meeting on 24 January 2020 with internal stakeholders (details furnished), she can confirm that the Scripted Lesson Plans (SLPs) in the Educator Guides and learner workbooks are not compulsory sources that teachers and/or schools could use to achieve the mandatory minimum outcomes set by the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) curriculum for the Life Skills and Life Orientation subjects; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether, given that section 6A of the South African Schools Act, Act 84 of 1996, empowers only the Minister to determine the minimum outcomes as set forth in the national curriculum statement and not to dictate the sources teachers and/or schools are to use to achieve such minimum outcomes, her department intends to make the SLPs in the Educator Guides and learner workbooks mandatory and the only source for achieving minimum outcomes set by the CAPS curriculum for the Life Skills and Life Orientation subjects; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The Scripted Lesson Plans (SLPs) are not the only source that teachers and/or schools can use to achieve the mandatory minimum outcomes set by the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) curriculum for the Life Skills and Life Orientation subjects. Since sexuality education has been offered since 2000, teachers have been using different sources to develop lesson plans. The SLPs are being piloted in a select number of schools at the moment. 

2.It is not my intention to make the SLPs mandatory in schools.

24 March 2020 - NW400

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What number of children with physical and intellectual disabilities are still on school waiting lists in each province?

Reply:

The information is not readily available at the Department of Basic Education. Such  information resides with, and must be requested from the Provincial Education Departments; and the Department of Basic Education only keeps aggregated data. 

23 March 2020 - NW287

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether his department has any plans in place to employ more staff at the Bethal Home Affairs office in Mpumalanga to curb the crisis of staff shortage; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, by what date is it envisaged that the required staff will be employed?

Reply:

At this stage, considering the Department's shortfall under its Compensation of Employees budgetary allocation, the employment of additional staff within the Bethal Office as a critical priority, is not envisaged. Staffing levels will be monitored, and supplemented through other interventions, such as the temporary deployment of serving officials, amongst others, as deemed necessary.

 

END

23 March 2020 - NW300

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

What was the (a) the financial contribution of the Electoral Commission (IEC) to the IEC/United Nations Development Programme conference on Safeguarding Electoral Integrity in the Digital Age that was held at the International Convention Centre in Cape Town from 2 to 5 March 2020 and (b) breakdown of costs for the (i) travel, (ii) accommodation of delegates and (iii) conference itself?

Reply:

(a) No fiscal allocations were utilised to cover the Electoral Commission’s contribution towards the conference. The contribution of the Electoral Commission to the conference was raised through the following sources:

  1. Advertising exposure amounting to R5 million at the Result Operating Centre as well as live streaming of the conference.
  2. Standard Bank of South Africa made a direct contribution of R 150 000.
  3. Facebook contributed conference bags, note books and pens.
  4. The UNDP made an additional contribution of R1 035 000 towards the event.

(b)(i) Travel costs R 1 452 592.97

(b)(ii) Accommodation of delegates R 1 854 923.95

(b)(iii) Conference costs R 1 455 116.68

END

23 March 2020 - NW396

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Nodada, Mr BB to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

With reference to his declaration that he will appoint a Ministerial Task Team to review the business processes and functionality of the National Student Financial Aid Schemeto ensure that the bursary scheme functions optimally, (a) on what date will the task team be appointed, (b) who will serve on the task team, (c) what are the terms of reference for the task team and (d) what is the timeline for the task team to complete the work?

Reply:

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology is currently appraising the draft Terms of Reference and composition of the Ministerial Committee of Inquiry to conduct a formal independent review of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. Once approved, a notice will be published in the Government Gazette outlining the date of appointment, committee members, scope and timelines for the inquiry.

23 March 2020 - NW395

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

Whether any amount was paid over to the Community Property Association and Trust as part of the land claims on behalf of the Ebenhaezer, Vaalplaas and Beeswater Communities in the Western Cape; if so, (a) will any further amounts be paid over and (b) what (i) amount(s) and (ii) dates are envisaged for this transfer; (2) has her department found that (a) previous payments were utilised by the trustees in line with the goals set for land reform and (b) the necessary checks and balances are in place to ensure that future transfers will also adhere to the goals set; (3) what (a) are the details of the checks and balances that are in place to ensure that the land and/or money is used in accordance with the aims of land reform and (b) steps has her department taken to ensure that the checks and balances are indeed functional?

Reply:

1. An amount of R19,914,060.00 (Nineteen Million Nine Hundred Fourteen Thousand and Sixty Rand) was paid over to the Ebenhaeser Trust as the business arm of the CPA in terms of section 42C of the Restitution of Land Rights Act,22 of 194 as amended and in pursuance of the Settlement Agreement entered between the Minister, Ebenhaeser CPA and the Commission on Restitution. No amounts have been paid over to the Vaalplaas and Beeswater communities.

(a) yes a further amount or tranche will be paid over to the Ebenhaeser Trust and

(b) (i) an amount of R45,366,940.00 (Forty Five Million Three Hundred Sixty Six Thousand Nine Hundred Forty Rand will be paid (ii)and will be transferred.

2. (a) Yes, previous payments were utilised by trustees in line with the goals set for land reform and (b) yes the necessary check and balances are in place to ensure that future transfers will adhere to goals set;

3. (a) A Service Level Agreement (SLA) was signed between the Department and the Ebenhaeser Trust confirming the terms of engagement regarding the financial management, administration, and disbursement of funds allocated for post settlement and business support of the Ebenhaeser land claim;

A Budget for a specific financial year is submitted to the Provincial department of Agriculture for a due diligence analysis;

A Business Plan is drafted by an external service provider and this must meet the approval of the multi-stakeholder Joint Co-ordinating Committee;

The Trust has a procurement policy in place and there is a Trust Deed registered at the Master of the HIGH Court setting forth the principles for governance. The Trust Deed, allows for both the Department and Provincial Agriculture to nominate external trustees with the necessary experience and expertise in the operations of trusts and business to assure that Trust operate in an accountable manner;

There are multiple-signatories (four) on the Trust Account held at a financial institution, where authorization for expenditure is required. These include the respective chairpersons of the CPA and Trust, the accountant and;

A Memorandum of Agreement was entered into between the CPA (as land holding entity and representative of the claimant community) and the Ebenhaeser Trust, and MOA sets out the roles and responsibilities, the regulation of the relationship, and also conflict resolution mechanism between these entities.

Audited Annual Financial Reports are compiled by an external auditor.

(b)The Department established a multi-stakeholder Joint Co-ordinating Committee (JCC) constituted as an oversight body over of processes and procedures adopted in the implementation of the Community Development and Land Acquisition Plan andthe Settlement Agreement of 2015.

The terms of Reference was concluded between the parties / members which are the following:

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights; Matzikama local municipality; Provincial department of Agriculture; National Department of Water and Sanitation; The Ebenhaeser CPA; Ebenhaeser Trust.

The Department has entered ito an agreement with VINPRO (the commodity organization in the wine industry. VINPRO has a direct involvement with the Ebenhaeser Trust and CPA in the form of mentoring and guidance.

The JCC sits bi-monthly and members report on issues under their respective watch and their mandates.

END

20 March 2020 - NW119

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Basic Education

QUESTION 1:Whether the department has any plans in place to renovate Sapebuso Primary School in Soweto, Orlando West, Gauteng?

Reply:

 

ANSWER:

The school is not on the Department’s current Estimate of Capital Expenditure (ECE) and not listed as an immediate priority. However, the Department will be sending a Works Inspector to the school to assess if there is an immediate need for renovations at the school before the end of March 2020. The outcome of this assessment will inform the Department’s next course of action, subject to the availability of budget.

It must be noted that the Department has renovated the school recently as follows:

Electrical Work for R274,854.60 in August-September 2016.

Palisade Fence for R406,400.00 in October-November 2018.

It must also be noted that:

- The South African Schools Act, 84 of 1996 as amended, provides that the School Governing Body is responsible to maintain and improve the school's property, buildings and grounds occupied by the school, including school hostels, if applicable. Therefore, the School Principals and School Governing Bodies are responsible for the day to day maintenance and minor repairs of the school.


- The Schools are provided a subsidy allocation, linked to learner enrolment figures and 12% of the subsidy is ring fenced to deal with the basic day to day maintenance and minor repairs of facilities. These works include minor maintenance that includes but is not limited to replacing window panes, door handles, paintings and replacing plumbing fixtures.


- The Provincial Department is responsible for complex work and additional infrastructure, like major rehabilitation of buildings, major civil works for the storm water management system, cracks in a wall of more than 5 mm wide, etc.

Kind Regards,

MR ANDREK (PANYAZ) LESUFI, MPL
MEMBER OF EXECUTIVE COUNCIL: EDUCATION
DATE: 2020/03/16

20 March 2020 - NW224

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Arries, Ms LH to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether her department has been informed that learners in Conville Primary School in George Local Municipality are learning in classrooms with cracked walls that can collapse at any time; if so, what steps has she taken in this regard?

Reply:

Yes, the WCED has been informed of the condition of infrastructure at Conville PS.

The condition of the existing facility has been assessed by structural engineers.  No risk of imminent collapse was found. The risks that were identified that require immediate reaction shall be addressed as soon as possible. We are engaging DTPW towards timelines for execution.

20 March 2020 - NW378

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

(a) What (i) number of municipalities have vacant positions of chief financial officers and (ii) is the name of each specified municipality, (b) on what date did each specified position become vacant and (c) what was the reason for each such vacancy?

Reply:

According to information provided by the Provincial Departments of Local Government, there are fifty-three (53) municipalities that have vacant positions of Chief Financial Officers. The details regarding the names of each of the specified municipality, and the date on which each of the specified positions became vacant as well as the reasons thereof are provided in the table below as follows:

PROVINCE

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

DATE ON WHICH THE POSITION BECAME VACANT

REASONS FOR VACANCY

KwaZulu-Natal (9)

Ugu District Municipality

31 August 2019

Resigned

 

Ray NkonyenI Local Municipality

14 February 2020

Resigned

 

Umngungundlovu District Municipality

30 September 2018

Resigned

 

Mpofana Local Municipality

April 2015

Deceased

 

Umngeni Local Municipality

31 December 2019

Contract of employment terminated

 

MkhambathinI Local Municipality

1 January 2020

Resigned

 

Newcastle Local Municipality

31 August 2018

Resigned

 

Edumbe Local Municipality

31 January 2019

Resigned

Limpopo (8)

Vhembe District Municipality

1 April 2019

Resigned

 

Mopani District Municipality

1 March 2020

Resigned

 

Maruleng Local Municipality

1 July 2018

Fixed-term contract ended

 

Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality

1 August 2019

Resigned

 

Lephalale Local Municipality

19 May 2019

Dismissal.

 

Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality

1 January 2020

Resigned

 

Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality

1 December 2018

Resigned

 

Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality

1 December2019

Resigned

Free State (7)

Kopanong Local Municipality

1 October 2018

Resigned

 

Masilonyana Local Municipality

31 October 2018

Resigned

 

Tokologo Local Municipality

30 April 2017

Fixed-term contract ended

 

Setsoto Local Municipality

28 March 2019

Appointment found invalid, the municipal council rescinded the appointment

 

Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality

1 February 2019

Fixed-term contract ended

 

Fezile Dabi District Municipality

15 June 2018

Resigned

 

Metsimaholo Local Municipality

31 August 2019

Resigned

Northern Cape (6)

Frances Baard District Municipality

1 March 2020

Resigned

 

Phokwane Local Municipality

30 March 2015

Contract Expired

 

Richtersveld Local Municipality

31 May 2019

Medically board

 

Namakhoi Local Municipality

16 November 2010

Employment contract expired

 

Renosterberg Local Municipality

31 September 2011

Political Intervention

 

Gamagara Local Municipality

20 February 2020

Resigned

Western Cape (6)

Matzikama Local Municipality

February 2020

Resigned

 

Cederberg Local Municipality

February 2020

Resigned

 

George Local Municipality

1 July 2019

Dismissal

 

Beaufort West Municipality

1 March 2020

Resigned

 

Mossel Bay Municipality

16 March 2020

Employment contract expired

 

Witzenberg Municipality

30 June 2018

Employment contract expired

North West (6)

Madibeng Local Municipality

1/01/2019

Resigned

 

Rustenburg Local Municipality

2018

Resigned

 

Ratlou Local Municipality

2017 December 31

Fixed-term contract ended

 

Naledi Local Municipality

27 September 2019

Resigned

 

Greater Taung Local Municipality

08 March 2019

Fixed-term contract ended

 

Dr Ruth Mompati District Municipality

30 April 2018 resigned

Fixed-term contract ended

Eastern Cape (5)

Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality

-

Employment contract expired

 

Emalahleni Local Municipality

-

Employment contract expired

 

Kouga Local Municipality

-

Resigned

 

Port St. Johns Local Municipality

-

Resigned

 

Ingquza Hill Local Municipality

-

Resigned

Gauteng (4)

Sedibeng District Municipality

5 December 2019

Resigned

 

Lesedi Local Municipality

26 September 2018

Dismissed

 

Midvaal Local Municipality

30 June 2019

Resigned

 

Merafong City Local Municipality

1 January 2020

Resigned

END.

20 March 2020 - NW441

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(a) What total number of (i) municipal/city managers and (ii) managers directly accountable to municipal manager are in acting positions in municipalities, (iii) the specified managers have been acting for (aa) less than 3 months, (bb) less than 6 months and (ccc) more than 6 months and (iv) managers are fit and proper to hold the acting positions and (b) in which municipalities are the acting managers in each province?

Reply:

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

Thank you

19 March 2020 - NW180

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

Whether, with reference to her replies to questions (a) 507 on 16 September 2019 and (b) 508 on 16 September 2019, she will furnish Dr A Lotriet with copies of all (i) correspondence in which her department requested the said information and (ii) the responses from the City of Ekurhuleni; if not, why not?

Reply:

The information used to respond to this question was provided by the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

(i) Below please find the full responses to the Parliamentary Questions 2019/507 and 2019/508 provided by the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance

(ii) The response to question PQ 507 is as follows:

  1. The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department firearm audit is still being finalized in conjunction with the SAPS – Central Firearms Registrar and the Department, therefore this information cannot be provided until such time this audit has been concluded.
  2. Firearms are inspected by Shift Commanders/Supervisors daily and records thereof are kept at the various Units/Sections and Divisions.

The response to question PQ 508 is as follows:  

  1. (a) All members issued with a firearm have an obligation to report all firearm-related incidents, as well as their respective supervisors if they are informed, (b) 01 June 2019, however, was only reported to the Department on 01 July 2019 – Theft of Firearm – Vosloorus CAS no. 30/07/2019, (c) (i) The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department Firearm Audit is still being finalized in conjunction with the SAPS – Central Firearms Registrar and the Department. Such information will only be communicated once the audit is concluded.
  2. The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department firearm audit is still being finalized.
  3. No firearms have been issued to other Departments. The only Division issued with firearms was the Licensing Division, which has since been absorbed into the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department, which ensures compliance in this regard.

19 March 2020 - NW312

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What (a) were the circumstances leading to the termination of the contract of a certain person (name and details furnished), (b) was the total amount of any severance package and/or settlement agreement paid, (c) amount was paid in lieu of the specified person serving the balance of the employment agreement and (d) was the total amount of any performance rewards paid to the specified person since the person’s employment with her department?

Reply:

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

Thank you

19 March 2020 - NW341

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Hicklin, Ms MB to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)In view of the statement in the progress report for the Council for the Built Environment (CBE) dated 26 February 2020 that registration with the SA Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) is not mandatory, which resulted in many graduates seeing no value in registration, what measures is she and/or her department taking to elevate the image of SACAP and make registration compulsory; (2) what (a) measures is she and/or her department taking to encourage government departments and institutions responsible for infrastructure to assist graduates with vocational training to enable them to progress to professional registration and (b) is being done to increase access to vocational training opportunities within her department; (3) whether graduates are able to attain professional registration without having attained mentorship and vocational training; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether she has found that it is permissible that government departments responsible for infrastructure are employing architectural graduates who are not SACAP registered; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) what incentives exist for graduates to comply with the request to register with the CBE if her department flouts its own recommendations and hires unregistered graduates?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(1) The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) informed me the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) wrote to all government departments responsible for infrastructure in South Africa in order to promote the benefits of using registered professionals in all their projects. SACAP is undertaking public awareness campaigns to all local Municipalities to ensure that only registered persons submit building plan applications for approval. SACAP also has planned workshops to promote the architectural profession to the public.

SACAP intends to access funding, mainly from the Construction Sector Education and Training Authority (CETA) to run a mentorship programme. A meeting has been arranged with CETA and the Council for the Built Environment (CBE) to deal with funding for the mentorship programme. This will assist graduates that do not have mentors to access mentors and progress to professional registration.

(2) In ensuring that all Provincial Public Works departments are implementing the Skills Pipeline Strategy; DPWI has established the Public Works Sector Capacity Building Forum. This forum was established based on a research study that was undertaken by the National Department of Public Works to examine the causes underlying technical capacity constraints within the Public Works Family. The establishment of the forum was primarily to have a structured approach to accelerate the production of professionals by Public Works through the Built Environment Skills Pipeline Strategy. It is further aimed at fostering cooperation with other institutions in order to strengthen the efforts of building technical capacity for the state and impact on job creation. The forum meets on a quarterly basis.

Through this structure the department not only monitors and reports on the implementation of the Skills Pipeline Strategy; but also provides strategic support and guidance to the Provincial Public Works and other partners on implementing, evaluating and mobilising funding from Sector Education Training Authorities (SETAs), Department of Higher Education, National Skills Fund (NSF) and other funders to help execute the Skills Pipeline strategy.

To ensure that there is massive vocational training, the DPWI is partnering with Technical Vocational Training Colleges to implement the Centre of Specialisation (Dual Apprenticeship program), and Work Integrated Learning (WIL). The aim is to ensure that trainees are able to complete their full qualification and obtain “trade test” (in the artisanal and or apprenticeship program) in different trades. The piloting of the Centre of Specialisation (Dual Apprenticeship program), will be extended to the Provincial Public Works in the incoming 2020/2021 financial year. Further to this, the department will be embarking on an exercise to adopt the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Standard for Developing Skills through Infrastructure Contracts as a policy. This standard puts a percentage (between 0.25 to 0.5%) of the contract value being set aside for developmental goals.

(3) Without Mentorship and Vocational Training trainees are unable to register as professionals. Mentorship is a critical component in the professionalisation process. The department executes different types of mentorship strategies i.e.

i) Internal mentorship:-mentors appointed solely for mentoring and existing employees who are qualified as professionals are experienced and passionate about the development of young people in this country;

ii) By forging collaborations with the Industry, through among others, entering into a memoranda of understanding with the private sector. The parties commit to training, development and mentorship by accommodating trainees for practical work exposure in their respective fields of study. These companies further expose departmental trainees in their private sector work, which also includes International assignments where applicable.

(4) Yes, it is permissible for Infrastructure Departments to appoint graduates for developmental purposes, namely, as former bursary holders who are appointed to serve back the bursary scheme obligation. Secondly, graduates are appointed as part of the Graduate Recruitment programme and offered Internship or Candidacy opportunities in the departments. Once in the Internship Programme, graduates are assisted to register as Candidates with SACAP to prepare them for the structured Candidacy Programme. In DPWI’s Architectural Services Unit all employees and trainees are registered with SACAP as Candidates or Professionals.

(5) The department employs unregistered graduates as per point 4 above for training purposes and seeing out the obligations as per the bursary contract. Posts that require professional registration have stringent requirements as per Occupational Specific Dispensation. The incentive to register for graduates is that Infrastructure implementing departments have high vacancy rates on professional posts. Professionalised graduates improve their chances of employability as professional skills remain scarce in the country.

19 March 2020 - NW356

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

What (a) is the total number of (i) residential properties, (ii) business erven, (iii) government buildings and (iv) agricultural properties that are owned by her department in the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality that are (aa) vacant, (bb) occupied and (cc) earmarked for disposal and (b) amount does her department owe the municipality in outstanding rates and services?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has informed me that the total number of properties owned by the Department in the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality per category are as follows:

(i) Residential properties (1160)

(ii) Business erven (0)

(iii) Government buildings (1247)

(iv) Agricultural properties (5)

aa) Vacant (58)

bb) Occupied (2354)

cc) There are fifteen (15) properties earmarked for disposal for human settlements and one (1) property for restitution purposes within eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality.

b) DPWI owes the Municipality a total amount of R25 335 927,20, of which R23 387 788,12 relates to 293 properties. R338 139,07 is the current (less than 30 days) that is owed to the Municipality. The Department has disputed debt of R1 610 000,00 on one of the accounts with Municipality, and the Municipality is still investigating the dispute. DPWI informed me the confirmed amount will be settled as soon as the investigation has been concluded and both the Department and Municipality have agreed on the rate to be levied.

19 March 2020 - NW212

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

Whether her department intends to assist and strengthen the Steve Tshwete Municipality in Mpumalanga in accordance with section 154 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, to ensure that water is available to the L D Moetanalo Secondary School in Ward 28; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

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

Thank you

19 March 2020 - NW304

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)With reference to the submission she made to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts that her department has an overdraft account with the SA Reserve Bank, (a) what are the relevant details of the account, (b) what is the name of the account holder, (c) on what date was the account opened and (d) who are the mandated signatories to the account; (2) what were the balances on the account at the end of each (a) financial year since the account was opened and (b) month in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 financial years up to the end of February 2020; (3) on what legal basis (a) was the account opened and (b) does it continue to operate; (4) what are the relevant details on what the funds from the account have been used for thus far; (5) whether any disciplinary action has been taken against the accounting officer for illegally operating the account; if not, (a) why not and (b) why has the account not been closed?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(1)(a)South African Reserve Bank (SARB), Paymaster General (PMG) Account, Type of account: Current Account, Account number: 8033-298-6, Branch code: 910145, Pretoria

(b) Property Management Trading Entity (PMTE)

(c) The request to open the bank account was made to National Treasury on the 26 February 2006 and approval was granted to operate the PMG account with the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) on 7 March 2006. The account was operationalised from April 2006.

(d) Chief Financial Officer, Mr Mandla Sithole; the Chief Director: Financial Planning and Budgets, Ms Juanita Prinsloo; and Director: Financial Accounting, Mr Kolobe Thomas Emmanuel Seletela.

(2)(a)

Date

Bank Balance

3/31/2007

( 851,374,703.46 )

3/31/2008

( 1,046,964,266.82 )

3/31/2009

( 1,499,519,234.86 )

3/31/2010

( 1,656,528,184.27 )

3/31/2011

( 1,291,797,347.89 )

3/31/2012

( 1,223,206,905.21 )

3/31/2013

( 1,401,077,845.82 )

3/31/2014

( 337,171,429.04 )

3/31/2015

( 660,557,325.79 )

3/31/2016

( 1,431,308,703.19 )

3/31/2017

( 1,124,206,307.37 )

(b)

Date 2018-19

Bank Balance

3/31/2018

(2,332,531,844.37)

4/30/2018

(1,454,496,012.66)

5/31/2018

(2,016,165,869.79)

6/30/2018

(2,328,239,436.22)

7/31/2018

(1,449,676,065.93)

8/31/2018

(1,994,489,779.03)

9/30/2018

(2,743,898,683.41)

10/31/2018

(2,195,767,094.81)

11/30/2018

(2,926,761,374.58)

12/31/2018

(3,524,851,312.39)

1/31/2019

(2,579,849,913.31)

2/28/2019

(2,831,643,872.82)

3/31/2019

(2,670,098,629.47)

Date 2019-20

Bank Balance

4/30/2019

( 1,290,128,154.71 )

5/31/2019

( 2,216,845,663.05 )

6/30/2019

( 2,108,231,745.36 )

7/31/2019

( 1,364,333,693.65 )

8/31/2019

( 1,706,096,148.11 )

9/30/2019

( 2,153,836,651.75 )

10/31/2019

( 1,337,075,183.16 )

11/30/2019

( 2,200,897,712.27 )

12/31/2019

( 3,820,937,183.91 )

1/31/2020

( 2,380,489,441.26 )

2/29/2020

( 2,816,940,398.38 )

(3)(a) The Paymaster General’s bank account was opened in terms of the approval granted by National Treasury on 14 March 2006 as one of the conditions for the establishment of the PMTE. The approval to establish the PMTE was granted by National Treasury in terms of Section 1 of the PFMA read with Treasury Regulations 19.

(b) It continues to operate as approved by National Treasury. The Paymaster General’s bank account is held with the South African Reserve Bank and is only used by PMTE to transact with client departments to make payments for claims that PMTE issue every month.

(4) The operating business model as approved by National Treasury was that PMTE incurs expenditure on daily basis rendering services on behalf of client departments after which it claims the said expenditure from those client departments. Claims to client departments are consolidated and issued every month. The expenditure that PMTE incurs on behalf of client departments includes infrastructure, maintenance and leasing, as part of the mandate of PMTE.

(5) (a) No disciplinary action was taken has been taken against the accounting officer since there is a legal basis to do so. It is incorrect that the accounting officer is “illegally operating the account” since the operating of the account, the business model to incur expenditure on behalf of client departments and claim after was approved by National Treasury. Furthermore, PMTE is required to submit monthly bank reconciliations to National Treasury and has been complying with this request.

(b) The account has not been closed since the account was opened and operated in line with the approvals of National Treasury. It must be noted that only client departments are allowed and permitted to make deposit for claims submitted by PMTE. PMTE also has a commercial bank account that was approved by National Treasury, and this account always has a positive bank balance. This account is used by other parties such as debtors to make a direct deposit to PMTE.

19 March 2020 - NW309

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

With reference to the fact that municipalities will be constantly monitored and evaluated on their ability to carry out various functions including the oversight of their oversight structures, Section 79 Committees, audit committees and district intergovernmental relations forums, what steps has her department taken to deal with the various oversight structures and committees in the (a) Joe Morolong and (b) Phokwane Local Municipalities in the Northern Cape that have failed to prevent adverse audit findings?

Reply:

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

Thank you

19 March 2020 - NW355

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

(1)Whether her department has a valid lease agreement with the SA Police Service (SAPS) for Excelsior Court, 97 Peter Mokaba Drive, Berea; if not, by what date will her department start with (a) evictions and (b) the renovations of the property; if so, (i) what steps is her department going to take to ensure that the SAPS meets its obligations in terms of evicting all tenants, rehousing the SAPS personnel and allowing her department to start renovating according to the decision taken in 2010-11 and (ii) on what date is it envisaged that the SAPS will meet the specified obligations; (2) does the SAPS pay rent to her department; if so, what is the (a) rental amount and (b) total amount that the SAPS owes in arrears?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) informed me that DPWI has no lease agreement with South African Police Services (SAPS) for Excelsior Court, 97 Peter Mokaba Drive, Berea. However, the relationship is managed through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the entire state-owned asset portfolio which is allocated to SAPS. The MOU was duly signed by the Accounting Officers of both departments on 31 January 2006.

(a) SAPS, as an end-user, is responsible for the eviction and has reported to have initiated the eviction process.

(b) The renovations of the property is still pending the finalisation of the eviction process by SAPS and property being handed back to DPWI to commence with renovations. (i) There has been continuous high-level engagements between DPWI and SAPS which resulted in SAPS commencing with the evictions process. (ii) The finalisation of the eviction process is depended on the conclusion of the litigation process.

2. SAPS pays accommodation charges for the entire portfolio as per the 2006 devolution with an annual amount of R1 397 874 000.00 in the 2019/20 financial year. SAPS does not owe the DPWI on accommodation charges.

19 March 2020 - NW308

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Has she been informed of the actions that have been taken in the Northern Cape and in particular with regard to Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality, in terms of the extended mandate of the Auditor-General which came into effect on 1 April 2019, to ensure that the Auditor-General can take certain specific actions that would result in increased accountability for financial officers and institutions, as part of phase one of the roll-out of action; if so, what plans has the Auditor-General put in place to institute action in terms of this mandate going forward?

Reply:

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

Thank you

19 March 2020 - NW178

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

Whether, with reference to her replies to questions (a) 130 on 5 July 2019, (b) 131 on 5 July 2019, (c) 187 on 5 July 2019 and (d) 239 on 1 August 2019, she will furnish Mr M Waters with copies of all (i) correspondence in which her department requested the said information and (ii) the responses from the City of Ekurhuleni; if not, why not?

Reply:

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

Thank you