Questions and Replies

03 December 2018 - NW2916

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Hlonyana, Mrs NKF to ask the Minister of Health

What is the total number of (a) premature babies who died at Dr Mukhari Academic Hospital in Pretoria, Gauteng, in each year since 1 January 2015 and (b) nurses in each shift who take care of premature babies at the hospital?

Reply:

(a) The rate of premature babies who died at Dr Mukhari Academic Hospital in Pretoria, Gauteng in each year Since 01 January 2015 to 2018.

Year

Rate

2015

6.5%

2016

7.0%

2017

5.9%

2018

6.8%

(b) Nurses in each shift who take care of premature babies at the hospital

 

Professional Nurses

Enrolled Nurses

Enrolled Nursing Assistants

Day Shift

12

8

4

Night Shift

11

5

2

END.

03 December 2018 - NW2480

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Hugo, Mr RT to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

How much water is being saved across the country each month due to his department’s War on Leaks programme?

Reply:

The consolidated water balance for the first 9 months of the 2017/18 within the eight large water supply systems based on the data as at Dec 2017 indicates a savings achievements of 25,2 million m3/a which translates to a savings of 12,6%.

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03 December 2018 - NW2903

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Health

(1)What number of (a) psychiatrists are employed at Mbizweni Psychiatric Hospital in Umzimkulu, KwaZulu-Natal and (b) patients are admitted at the hospital; (2) (a) are all sanitation facilities at the hospital fully functional and (b) on what date were the facilities last inspected?

Reply:

1. (a) There is one sessional Psychiatrist covering two days a week starting on 01 November 2018. It has been very difficult to attract full-time specialists to this rural hospital;

(b) The Hospital is a 320-bedded facility and currently has 219 in-patients;

2. (a) Yes, sanitation facilities in the Hospital are fully functional. However, frequent interruption of water supply from the municipality is experienced for a day or two, twice a week;

(b) Inspection and testing of the water, both running and in reservoir tanks is done on a quarterly basis, the last one having been done in August 2018

END.

03 December 2018 - NW2890

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What number of incidents of (i) racism and (ii) sexual harassment have occurred at public healthcare institutions to (aa) staff and (bb) patients and (b) in each case, what is the (i) name and (ii) location of each institution where each incident happened?

Reply:

The following table reflects the information in this regard.

Province

(a)number of incident

 

(aa) staff

(bb) patients

(b)

 
 

(i)racism

(ii) sexual harassment

   

(i) Name of institution

(ii) Location of institution

Eastern Cape

No case reported

1

Staff

No case reported

Emergency medical services

Sarah Baartman district(port Elizabeth)

 

No case reported

1

Staff

No case reported

Head office

Bhisho

Free state

No case reported

No case reported

No case reported

No case reported

No case reported

No case reported

Western Cape

No case reported

1

staff

No case reported

Cape Medical Depot

Cape Town CBD

 

No case reported

1

staff

No case reported

Karl Bremer Hospital

Bellville

 

No case reported

1

No case reported

Patient

Du Noon CHC

Milnerton

 

No case reported

1

staff

No case reported

New Somerset Hospital

Green Point

Northern Cape

No case reported

1

Staff (1)

No case reported

Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital Complex

James Xum Admin Building

Limpopo

No cases reported

No cases reported

No cases reported

No cases reported

No cases reported

No cases reported

The following Provinces are yet to submit their inputs to the question:

Gauteng

           

KwaZulu Natal

           

Mpumalanga

           

North west

           

END.

03 December 2018 - NW2887

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

What is the (a)(i) total number of staff and (ii) designation of each staff member in each (aa) shift, (bb) public healthcare facility and (cc) province and (b)(i) name and (ii) location of each public healthcare facility?

Reply:

a) (i) Total number of staff is 304,330 (a)(ii) not available (aa) not available (bb) public health and (cc) provided below:

Row Labels

Filled

Eastern Cape

40,922

Free State

17,711

Gauteng

64,593

KwaZulu Natal

67,073

Limpopo Province

34,183

Mpumalanga

20,403

National Departments

1,833

North West

17,994

Northern Cape

6,885

Western Cape

32,733

Grand Total

304,330

b) (i) and (ii) To get details of all facilities, please visit the following website: https://dd.dhis.dhmis.org

END.

03 December 2018 - NW2924

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Hlonyana, Mrs NKF to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

With reference to her reply to question 1952 on 17 September 2018, (a) who are the 37 evictees that have been identified for assistance and (b) how have they been assisted?

Reply:

(a) A list is attached hereto marked "Annexure A", which contains the names of households against whom the social housing institution obtained court orders for evictions due to none payment of rental. These households have been identified in conjunction with the provincial department and City of Cape Town, to be investigated and analysed against relevant databases to ascertain where or not they can be assisted with alternative accommodation and or relocation into fully subsidised units.

(b) The households as per "Annexure A" form part of the initial group against whom eviction orders where obtained and alternative accommodation will be provided subject to the following:

b.1 the households must meet the qualifying criteria for allocation into fully subsided housing

c) The provincial department is currently processing the applications and has identified possible areas of relocation should the households qualify. All households who earn in excess of R3 500 per month will be processed in terms of the finance link individual subsidy programme.

Please find here: Respondent Names

03 December 2018 - NW2963

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Mulaudzi, Mr TE to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

With reference to his reply to question 2470 on 8 October 2018, (a) who are the contractors constructing each dam, (b) what is the value of each specified contract and (c) on what date was each contract signed?

Reply:

Refer to the table below for the list of constructors constructing dams in all provinces:

ITEM

DAM INFORMATION

Name of Dam

Clanwilliam Dam

Hazelmere Dam

Tzaneen Dam

GPS Location

32°11'5.1"S 18°52'28.5"E

29°35'55"S 32°2'36"E

23°47'57"S 30°09'58"E

Province

Western Cape

KwaZulu Natal

Limpopo

River/ Watercourse

Olifants

Mdloti

Letaba

Size/ Capacity (Million Cubic Meters)

125Mm³ (existing)

344Mm³ (raised)

23.9 Mm³ (existing)

43.6Mm³ (raised)

158Mm³ (existing)

193 Mm³ (raised)

Purpose

Irrigation & Domestic

Use

Irrigation & Domestic Use

Domestic

Commercial

Estimated Construction Cost

R 2.2 Billion (Raising of existing Dam Only)

R 600 Million (total project costs, including professional fees, implementing Agent fees, Project Management office on site)

R367.4 Million (Estimate cost including VAT)

R322 Million (Estimate cost excluding VAT)

Contractors constructing each dam

DWS Construction Unit

Group Five

DWS Construction Unit to be appointed

The value of each specified contract

R 3 726 735 402 (inclusive of all project components excluding escalation and VAT

R498 157 000.00 dam only at tender stage

R367.4 Million (Estimate cost including VAT, Contingencies & Contract Price Adjustment)

R322 Million (Engineer’s Estimate in August 2018 excluding the above costs.

Date on which each contract was signed

10 October 2018 (Temporary access granted to DWS Construction)

01 June 2015

Not yet signed (Currently in Evaluation prior to Award)

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03 December 2018 - NW2993

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether reports that a certain person (names and details furnished) allegedly falsified his thesis have been investigated by her department; if not, why not; if so, what were the findings of the investigation?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

The SABC has not conducted an investigation into the allegations. We are aware that the person in question has indeed instituted an investigation and thus did not see the need to do the same. We await the outcome of the investigation.

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Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW2446

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Communications

What is the (a) name of each investing company that has invested on land owned by (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her and (b) (i) nature, (ii) value and (iii) length of each investment?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows:

Both the departments and entities reporting to the Minister have not invested on land.

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW2854

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)With regard to the appointment of certain persons (names and details furnished), (a) on what date was each post advertised, (b) what is the name of each candidate who applied, (c) What is the name of each candidate who was (i) shortlisted and/or (ii) interviewed and (d) What is the name of each member of the (i) selection and (ii) interviewing panel; (2) What was the annual salary package that was (a) offered by the SA Broadcasting Corporation and (b) the final salary offer that each manager accepted? NW3159E

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

(1) (a) GCEO – Advertised 14 May 2017 (no successful candidate) and again on 21 January 2018.

COO – Advertised 14 May 2017.

CFO – Advertised 14 January 2018.

(b) The names of each candidate that applied cannot be divulged as individuals apply in confidence for positions.

(c) (i) & (ii) Several candidates were shortlisted for each of the positions. Names can, however, not be divulged as this is confidential information.

(d)The selection panel for each of the positions consisted of SABC Board members under the guidance of the Chairperson of the Board as well as a representative of the recruitment agency.

2. (a) & (b) The annual remuneration packages for each of the current Executive Directors of the SABC are as follows:

  • Group Chief Executive Officer - R 5,133,378
  • Chief Operations Officer – R 4,035,732
  • Chief Financial Officer – R 3,000,000

These packages are significantly lower than those of the previous Executive Directors and amount to 1.1% of the current salary bill.

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW2705

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

What (a) number of deadlines has her department missed in respect of the migration to digital broadcasting and (b) is the current deadline for migration?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

a) Gazette No 3600 of 14 December 2012, Digital Migration Regulations, Paragraph 3 (1) states that “the date for the commencement of dual illumination period as well as the date for the final switch-off of the analogue signal will be published by the Minister in the Gazette”. The Minister is yet to set the deadline based on the revised delivery model and plan.

b) The Department has revised the delivery model which has since been approved by Cabinet. Although Cabinet has approved July 2020 as the date for analogue switch off, the Minister will monitor progress and after consultation with the Cabinet, gazette the date based on the progress made.

In line with the digital migration regulations, Minister will announce final switch off of the analogue signal in the Gazette.

 

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW2846

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Kohler-Barnard, Ms D to ask the Minister of Public Works

(a) What number of buildings in each province does his department rent from a certain person (name furnished), (b) what are the names of the departments for which the buildings are rented in each province, (c) what is the rental cost of each specified building for each specified department in each province and (d) what number of buildings in each province has his department bought through or from the specified person?

Reply:

The Department of Public Works, in line with Government prescripts procures leases from individuals or companies in accordance with their registered trading name or company registration.

According to the Departmental records/ data sources, the Department does not have a supplier which is registered as Roux Shabangu, therefore the Department does not lease any property from a supplier, as registered in the supplier database, called Roux Shabangu. Perhaps the Honourable Member is aware of the trading name, we can then check in our databases in order to provide the information that is required.

03 December 2018 - NW2833

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitaiton

Whether his department (a) issued any new water rights and/or (b) transferred any water rights in the Vhembe District in Limpopo in the past three financial years; if so, (i) what are the relevant details of each affected farm, including its GPS location, (ii) who were the beneficiaries, (iii) from whom were the water rights transferred, (iv) for what purposes were (aa) new water rights issued and (bb) existing water rights transferred and (v) what are the relevant details of any other relevant information?

Reply:

(a) Yes, the Department has issued new water use entitlement.

(b) Yes, the Department has transferred water rights in the Vhembe District in Limpopo in the past three financial years.

(b)(i) See Table 1 and 2 attached.

(b)(ii) Baobab Mining and Exploration: Makhado Colliery Project.

(b)(iii) See Table 2 attached.

(b)(iv)(aa) See Table 1, column titled sector.

(b)(iv)(bb) The existing water rights were transferred for Coal Mining.

(b)(v) See Table 1 and 2 attached.

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Table 1: List of authorizations granted during financial years 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 to date

NO.

APPLICANT

FILE/ REGISTER/ LICENSE NUMBER

SECTOR

PURPOSE

PROPERTY DETAILS

EQUITY STATUS

APPLICA-TION DATE

FINALISA-TION DATE

QUATER-NARY

1

African Caribean Aloe Product (PTY)LTD

27/2/1/A72B/427MS

Agriculture

Irrigation

Remainder of Wintersveld

BBBEE

12 September 2013

18 December 2015

A72B

2

Baobab Mining and Exploration: Makhado Colliery Project

16/2/7/A480/1/4

Mining

Coal

Fripp 645 MS and others

BBBEE

10 December 2012

24 December 2015

A80F

3

Brother and sisters fresh vegetables Cop LTD

27/2/1/A91J

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tshivhilwi

B:BBBEE

09-May-17

02-Oct-17

A91G

4

Chatleka Communal Property Association

27/2/1/A71D/LS434/0

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dassieshoek 432 LS /3, Ontevreden 358LS/0, Ontevreden 358LS/0

HDI

21 September 2011

30 August 2015

A71D

5

COGHSTA

27/2/2/A171/9/4

LG &Devt

Construction of drainage channel

Doornkraal 680 LS

LG/Govt

27 September 2013

18 December 2015

A71A

6

Davhana F

27/2/1/A91C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Elim village

HDI

04 April 2014

21 October 2015

A91C

7

Dr. JJ Uys

27/2/1/A1171/5/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tovey 154 MS

HAI

20 July 2014

10 February 2016

A71K

8

Dream World Investments 170

27/2/2/A171

LG &Devt

river crossings

portion 51 of Doornkraal 680 LS

HAI

04 December 2014

17 July 2015

A71A

9

Dzevhe S.

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

10

Fletcher W A

27/2/1/A71B

Agriculture

Irrigation

Portion 1 of Songloed 857LS

HAI

13 May 2014

28 March 2015

A71B

11

Gemeli M.

21/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

12

Goba G.J

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

HalishibaDzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

16 June 2015

A80C

13

Godzwana I.S

27/2/1/A380/9/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

17 July 2015

A80C

14

House on the Mountain Farming Co-Operative Ltd

27/2/1/A691/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Hasani Dakari Village

HDI

06-Julu-15

18 December 2015

A91F

15

IkagengBalemibaMankweng

27/2/1/A71B

Agriculture

Irrigation

Mankweng

HDI

12 November 2014

18 December 2015

A71B

16

Jika Farm

27/2/A791/10/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Xigalo

B:BBBEE

19-May-17

15-Sep-17

A91F

17

Khaloshe NT

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

18

Khalushi MP

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

16 June 2015

A80C

19

Khangala ND

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

16 June 2015

A80C

20

Khangale KT

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

21

Khomola NC

27/2/1/A891/18/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tshaulu-Dopeni

HDI

03 May 2013

20 October 2015

A91H

22

Khuba TG

27/2/1/A591/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tsianda Village

HDI

23 June 2015

21 October 2015

A91E

23

Khunwana T.G

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

24

Khwashaba AI

27/2/1/B582/2/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Ngovhela-Maembeni

HDI

20/02/2015

04 October 2015

A91G

25

Kotihle Trust

27/2/1/A71A

Agriculture

Irrigation

Doornbuilt 624LS

HDI

30 July 2014

20 October 2015

A71A

26

Kwinda M

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

16 June 2015

A80C

27

Kwinda NJ

27/2/1/A380/35/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

17 July 2015

A80C

28

Limpopo Coal Company: Vele colliery Mine

16/2/7/A1171/c1/1

Mining

industry

Erfrust 123MS,Bergen op zoom 124 MS,onvervlakte 125 MS

BBBEE

24 September 2014

18 December 2015

A71L

29

Limpopo Coal Company: Vele Colliery: River Diversion

27/2/2/A171/1/4

Mining

Mining

Overvlakte 125 MS portions 3,4 & 5 AND Bergen Op Zoom 124 MS

W:BBBEE

19-Dec-16

16-Jan-18

A71L

30

Lishiba M.

27/2/1/A380/28/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

17 July 2015

A80C

31

LushuthaAgric Co-Operation

27/2/1/A292/10/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Vhurivhuri

HDI

12 June 2015

21 October 2015

A92B

32

Luvhani RP

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

33

M.J. Munyai

27/2/1/A791/27/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Khubvi Village

HDI

29 August 2011

17 July 2015

A91G

34

Mac Group of Companies/ Mactransco railway siding

16/2/7/A71K/B102/3

Industry

Industry

Portion 68 of Messina 4 MT

HAI

01 October 2011

12 January 2015

A71K

35

Magadani M.A

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

16 June 2015

A80C

36

Magwayini Agricultural

27/2/1/A691/37/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Shigalo-Ndlhazini village

HDI

05 June 2013

30 August 2015

A91F

37

Maitakhole RC

27/2/1/A591/27/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tsianda Village

HDI

23 June 2015

20 October 2015

A91E

38

Maluta ME

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

39

Mamabolo MC

27/2/1/A71B

Agriculture

Irrigation

Portion 218 of Kalkfontein 1001LS

HDI

24 February 2014

28 March 2015

A71B

40

Mamadi H.J

27/2/1/A380/39/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

17 July 2015

A80C

41

Mami group Pty ltd

27/2/2/A591/6/1

Development

Development

CHIBASE 312 MT

B:BBBEE

12 May 2017

13-Nov-17

A91E

42

MamphodoMushasha CPA

27/2/1/A91B

Agriculture

Irrigation

Melkhoutkopjes 314 LS

HDI

03 July 2014

02-Oct-17

A91B

43

Manenzhe M.

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

44

Maroroma Agricultural Primary Co-operative

27/2/1/A691/43/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Hasani Dakari Village

HDI

15 June 2015

19 November 2015

A91F

45

Masindi I.M

27/2/1/A891/1/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Lambani village

HDI

19 January 2015

04 October 2015

A91H

46

MatambaLungisani

27/2/1/A591/23/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzwerani village

HDI

21 February 2013

20 October 2015

A91E

47

Mathala I

27/2/1/A380/29/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

17 July 2015

A80C

48

Mathala RL

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

49

Mathivha TS

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tshitwi Village

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

50

Matidza TS

27/2/1/A380/36/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

17 July 2015

A80C

51

Matshavha M.D

27/1/1/A71H

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sinthumule 291 LS/1

HDI

13 May 2013

30 August 2015

A71H

52

Mavhetha N.P

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

16 June 2015

A80C

53

Mavhungu M

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 April 2015

A80C

54

Mavhungu R.S

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

16 June 2015

A80C

55

Messina Border Properties (PTY)LTD

27/2/1/A71A/LS634/0

Agriculture

Irrigation

Newgate 802MS/0

HDI

05 December 2012

20 October 2015

A80E

56

Mfana Farming

27/2/1/A72A

Agriculture

Irrigation

Overdyke CPA

HDI

12 November 2014

19 April 2015

A72A

57

Mokobi T.M

21/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

16 June 2015

A80C

58

Moletjie Farming

27/2/1/A671/3/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Ga-Maleka

HDI

19/06/2015

04 October 2015

A71F

59

Mopani District Munipality: Nandoni

27/2/2/A691/1

LG &Devt

Gov

Nandoni

LG/Govt

03 March 2014

16 August 2015

A91F

60

Motlokwa T.S

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

61

Mpfuni A.A

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

62

Mpfuni KJ

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tshitwi-Nzhelele village

HDI

09 November 2012

16 June 2015

A80C

63

Mphohoni I K

27/2/1/A80F

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

16 June 2015

A80C

64

Mposi MR

27/2/1/A691/49/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Ha-Mangilasi

HDI

10-Feb-17

13-Jun-17

A91F

65

Mudau N.E

27/2/1/A380/60/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

17 July 2015

A80C

66

Mudau NG

27/2/1/A591/26/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tsianda Village

HDI

23 June 2015

20 October 2015

A91E

67

Mudau SM

27/2/1/A580/3/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Mamvuka Village

HDI

26 September 2014

18 December 2015

A80E

68

Mudzunga Aquaculture Agricultural primary cooperative LTD

27/2/1/A91G

Agriculture

Irrigation

Makwarela

HDI

13 March 2014

17 March 2016

A91G

69

Mulaudzi M.N

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Maranikwe village

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

70

Mungomeni A.E

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Maranikwe village

HDI

09 November 2012

16 June 2015

A80C

71

Munyai MM

27/2/1/A380/37/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

17 July 2015

A80C

72

Munyai MW

27/2/1/A591/1/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Ha-Mutsa village

HDI

13 March 2014

10 February 2016

A91E

73

Musandiwa AP

27/2/1/A180/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Khalavha village

HDI

09 May 2014

13 March 2016

A80A

74

Musekwa M.N

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

75

Muvhango R.P.

27/2/1/A192/20/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Mbahela Abstraction

HDI

13 March 2015

20 October 2015

A92A

76

Muvhulawa MW

27/2/1/A871/7/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Remaining extent of the Farm Spruithoek 249 LS

HDI

12 June 2015

18 December 2015

A71H

77

Ndizwenezwo Business Enterprise

27/2/1/A91F

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tshitomboni village

HDI

15 June 2015

17 March 2016

A91F

78

Ndwamato MA

27/2/1/A91F

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dovheni village

HDI

23 September 2013

17 July 2015

A91F

79

Nedambane TA

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 April 2015

A80C

80

Nefale K.J.

27/2/1/A180/9/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dopeni Village(Ndzhelele)

HDI

15 June 2015

17 March 2016

A80A

81

Nefolovhodwe AS

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

82

Nekuvule M.S

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

83

Neluheni MO

27/2/1/A591/31/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Manamani village

HDI

24/03/2015

24 December 2015

A91E

84

Nemaangani P.A

27/2/1/A80B

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80B

85

Nemadandila TS

27/2/1/A891/19/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tshifudi-Dimani village

HDI

09 June 2015

20 October 2015

A91H

86

Nemangwele KJ

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

87

Nemangwele T.L

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

88

Nengovhela T.S.

27/2/1/A580/7/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Portion3 of the farm Nooitgedacht 72/MS

HDI

12 June 2015

17 March 2016

A80E

89

Nenzhelele M.A

27/2/1/A380/18/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

17 July 2015

A80C

90

Nesane MS

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

91

Nesani T.W

27/2/1/A380/58/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

17 July 2015

A80C

92

Netshifhefhe ND

27/2/1/A691/40/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Gunyula

HDI

21 October 2013

19 November 2015

A91F

93

Netshitanini NG

27/2/1/A591/33/1

Development

Brickyard

Site no.2429 Muledane

HDI

18-Jul-16

13-Jun-17

A91E

94

Nevondo T.G

27/2/1/A791/44/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Vondo Village

HDI

12 June 2015

18 December 2015

A91G

95

Ngwana ME

27/2/1/A380/10/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

17 July 2015

A80C

96

Nthangeni AC

27/2/1/A591/24/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Muledane

HDI

07 May 2015

20 October 2015

A91E

97

Nwabubha Agricultural Primary Co-Operative

27/2/1/A691/47/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Vuwani

HDI

15 June 2015

17 March 2016

A91F

98

Octane Dew 106 cc

27/2/A171/7/1

Industry

filling station

portion 42 of Rondebosch 287 LS

HAI

13 November 2014

18 December 2015

A71H

99

Palm Tree Agricultural Cooperative Limited

27/2/1/A161/49/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Portion 48, 49 & 50 of the farm Kalkfontein 1001LS

B:BBBEE

22-Feb-17

13-Jun-17

A71B

100

Panlemn Agricultural Cooperative LTD

27/2/1/A92B

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tshitavha

B:BBBEE

24-Feb-17

02-Oct-17

A91G

101

PEB Properties (PolokwaneEsternBouleved)

27/2/2/A171/6/4

LG &Devt

Construction of stormwater

Krugersberg 993 LS

BBBEE

31 July 2013

17 July 2015

A71A

102

PH Storm

27/2/1/A971/2/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Barron 622

HAI

25 September 2014

21 October 2015

A71J

103

Phalandwa T.E

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

104

PMC(PolokwaneMeturlargical Complex)Anglo Platinum

16/2/7/A700/C01/3

Industry

Industry

ReboileCommunuty Trust

BBBEE

01 November 2012

25 August 2015

A700

105

Radana TS

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

106

Raedani N.S

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

107

Ramaano AE

27/2/1/A691/38/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzwerani village

HDI

04 November 2013

17 July 2015

A91F

108

Ramannzi LM

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

109

Ramatamela N.P

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

110

Ramatshimbila H

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

111

Ramatshimbila SM

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 April 2015

A80C

112

Ramuthaga MT

27/2/1/A192/19/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Matangari-Tshiombo

HDI

04 November 2013

18 December 2015

A92A

113

Razwinani JN

27/2/1/A192/21/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Matangari

HDI

08 October 2014

20 October 2015

A92A

114

RembanderAgri Business Primary Copr LTD

27/2/1/A591/30/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Reubander 21 LT

HDI

14 July 2015

18 December 2018

A91E

115

Rothodzani Agricultural Co-operative Limited

27/2/1/A292/9/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Mangaya village

HDI

23 September 2014

17 July 2015

A92B

116

Sazm Trading & Projects (Pty) Ltd

27/2/1/A691/50/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Shigalo Village

B:BBBEE

09-Feb-17

13-Jun-17

A91F

117

Shovhas Valley cooperative

27/2/1/A391/1/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Mashau Village

HDI

17 April 2015

20 October 2015

A91C

118

Silicon smelters

27/2/2/A171/8/1

Industry

Smelter

Weltevreden 746 LS

BBBEE

22 July 2013

04 February 2017

A71A

119

Silicon smelters

27/2/2/A191/8/1

Industry

Smelting process

Weltevreden 746 LS

W:BBBEE

17 January 2017

08-Dec-17

A71A

120

Simba RZ

27/2/1/B891/20/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Buluni Village(Farmer 263MT)

HDI

10 June 2015

20 October 2015

A91H

121

Singo MF

27/2/1/A591/28/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tsianda Village

HDI

22 June 2015

18 December 2015

A91E

122

Splendid Sunset Investment

27/2/1/A600

Agriculture

Irrigation

Portion268 Farm Avon LS

HDI

19 June 2015

20 October 2015

A71H

123

Steady Rain Farming

27/2/1/A71F

Agriculture

Irrigation

Ga- Mokibelo

HDI

19/06/2015

20 October 2015

A71F

124

ThabaChueu Mining (Pty) LTD-Silicon Smelters

27/2/1/A71A/LS852/13

Mining

Mining

Fort Klipdam

HDI

18 December 2012

20 October 2015

A71A

125

Thulamela Municipality: Dzwerani Bridge

27/2/1/A591/1

LG &Devt

Construction of bridge

Dzwerani village

LG/Govt

10 July 2015

17 March 2016

A91E

126

Timeti NA

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 April 2015

A80C

127

Tseisi N.S

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

128

Tshibalo NA

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

129

TshidawofaraAgr. Primary Cooperative

27/2/1/A791/43/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Mbilwi village

HDI

23/01/2015

04 October 2015

A91G

130

TshihulimathemaAgr. Primary cooperative

27/2/1/A691/1/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Mphego village

HDI

20/02/2015

17 March 2016

A91F

131

Tshirema T

27/2/1/A591/22/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Lwamondo

HDI

04 November 2013

20 October 2015

A91E

132

Tshirundu AJ

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

133

Tshirundu MJ

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

134

Tshirundu RA

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

135

Tshirundu S

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

136

Tshisikule NP

27/2/1/A691/42/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tshififi village

HDI

13 March 2014

04 October 2015

A91F

137

Tshitangoni M

27/2/1/A380/13/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

17 July 2015

A80C

138

Tshotheli MD

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

139

Tsiligi P

27/2/1/A380/14/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

17 July 2015

A80C

140

Twin City Development

27/2/1/A91C/1

LG &Devt

Development

Elim Mall

BBBEE

09 November 2014

18 December 2015

A91C

141

VersamelBoerdery (Pty) Ltd

27/2/1/A71H/A/2980

Agriculture

Irrigation

Nebo

HDI

03 July 2014

28 March 2015

A71H

142

Vhembe District Municipality

27/1/2/A92B

LG &Devt

Development

Tshikundamalemavilage

LG/Govt

06/02/2015

20 October 2015

A92B

143

Vhugala River Queen Agricultural Hospitality

27/2/1/A871/4/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Farm Rondebosch 287 LS Portion 10

HDI

12 June 2015

04 October 2015

A71H

144

Vhumatshelo Crop Farming Co-operative Ltd

27/2/1/A91C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Elim village

HDI

28 July 2014

18 December 2015

A91C

145

Vica Investments and Trading Eighteen

27/2/1/A191/7/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Vreemdeling 236 MT Portion 4 HDI

HAI

20 July 2015

21 October 2015

A91C

146

Willy Maseka's Farming & Projects

27/2/1/A871/3/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Machaba village

HDI

12 December 2013

16 July 2015

A71D

147

Makuya Traditional Healers Organization

27/2/1/A91J

Agriculture

Irrigation

MakuyaMusanda Village

B:BBBEE

26 March 2012

06-Sep-18

A91J

148

Vhembe Municipality: Makhado waste water treatment

27/2/2/A871/1/9

Government

WWTW

PORTION 1 OF FARM RIETVLY 276 LS

Govemenrt

01 May 2013

06-Apr-18

A700

149

Rolivhuwa Farming and Multi-Purpose Co-operative Limited

 

Agriculture

Irrigation

Mphego village(vhembe district)

HDI

18-Jul-16

04-Apr-18

A91F

150

Mhangwane MM

27/2/2/A491/1/2

Agriculture

Irrigation

ELIM

HDI

30-Jun-17

04-Apr-18

A91C

151

Oor Die MuurBoerdery CC

27/2/1/A191/3/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Remainder of the farm Geluk no 240 MT portion 3 and portion 2 of the Farm KleinPlaats 241 MT

W:BBBEE

25-Jul-17

05-Jul-18

A91A

152

Mr NetshandamaDivhani

27/2/A791/55/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Vondwe Village

HDI

09-Oct-17

24-May-18

A91G

153

Mr Netshandama TG

27/2/1/A791/54/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Vondwe Village

HDI

09-Oct-17

05-Jul-18

A91G

154

Mphathele Farming and Projects

27/2/1/A292/7/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Thengwes 255 MT Portion 0

HDI

06-Feb-18

02-Aug-18

A92B

Table 2: List of Properties that surrendered water in favour of to Baobab Mining and Exploration: Makhado Colliery Project

No

Customer Name

Farm name

1

MaswiriBoerdery (Pty) Ltd

Schuitdrift 179

 

 

Skullpoint 132

 

 

Lotsieus

 

 

Kranspoort

2

Jan Fourie Trust

Naus Ptn2

 

 

Naus Ptn3

 

 

Tshipise Ptn14

3

Johan Nell Trust

Tshipise Ptn31

 

 

Hardevlakte

4

Mount Stuart Boerdery

Mount Stuart

 

 

Mount Stuart Ptn 2

5

Xmas Boerdery Trust

Meteor

 

 

Xmas

6

Alicedale Estates (Pty) Ltd

Alicedale

 

 

Beckmans

 

 

TshipisePtn 1

 

 

TshipisePtn 2

 

 

TshipisePtn 3

 

 

TshipisePtn 4

 

 

TshipisePtn 5

7

Ronelle & Bennie Nicholson

TshipisePtn 6

 

 

TshipisePtn 7

 

 

TshipisePtn 8

8

A P Cronje

TshipisePtn 15

9

Kumbelo Trading 102 CC

Hope Ptn 1

10

Nzhelele Valley Estate (Pty) Ltd

Hope

11

Peter Knott Investment Trust

Doreen

 

 

KroomdraaiPtn 1

12

H B Knott

Howard

13

Maremani Nature Reserve (Pty) Ltd

Bosbokpoort

 

 

Solitude

 

 

Stoffel

14

Gordonia Estates Trust

Tshipise Ptn9

 

 

Tshipise Ptn13

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03 December 2018 - NW2960

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) Which of the recommendations of the report of the Public Service Commission, titled Investigation into the Irregularity of the Appointment of DDGs at the Department of Water and Sanitation (i) were and (ii) were not implemented and (b) in each instance that the recommendation was not implemented, why was it not implemented?

Reply:

(a) (i) None

(ii) All

(b) The matter is still under consideration by Parliamentary committees.

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03 December 2018 - NW2927

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

How many kilometres of water and sanitation piping were laid (a) in 2017 and (b) since 1 January 2018, in each province?

Reply:

(a) Kilometers of water and sanitation piping laid in 2017. The table below illustrates the kilometers of water and sanitation per province.

Table 1:

NO

Province

No. Kilometres (KM)

1

Gauteng

65, 56

2

Eastern Cape

216,939

3

Limpopo

247,9

4

Mpumalanga

60

5

Northern Cape

7.8

6

Kwa Zulu Natal

638

7

North West

46

8

Free State

43.1

9

Western Cape

18,2

(b) Kilometers of water and sanitation piping laid since 1 January 2018, in each province? The table below illustrates the kilometres of water and sanitation per province.

Table 2:

NO

Province

No. Kilometres (KM)

1

Gauteng

19

2

Eastern Cape

31,828

3

Limpopo

72,29

4

Mpumalanga

6

5

Northern Cape

2.5

6

Kwa Zulu Natal

260

7

North West

0

8

Free State

20,29

9

Western Cape

0

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03 December 2018 - NW2959

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

Whether certain persons (names furnished) are employees of his department?

Reply:

Yes, Ms DG Mochotlhi, Mr AB Singh, Ms ZY Makhathini, Ms ONV Fundakubi and Mr JD Mahlangu are still employees of the Department. Mr MJ Mofokeng resigned from the Department.

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03 December 2018 - NW2584

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Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)(a) what is the total number of (i) chief executive officers and (ii) directors of each entity reporting to her and (b) what is the total number of women in each case?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

1(a)(i) No. of Deputy Director General

(ii) No. of Chief Directors

aa) Acting

bb) Permanent

b)Total no. of women in each case

0

7

0

7

4

GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GCIS)

1(a)(i) No. of Deputy Director General

(ii) No. of Chief Directors

aa) Acting

bb) Permanent

b)Total no. of women in each case

3

12

03

DDGs: 2

CD: 1

12

1 DDG

11 CDs

3

DDG: 1

CDs: 2

(2) (a) what is the total number of (i) chief executive officers and (ii) directors of each entity reporting to her and (b) what is the total number of women in each case?

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA

(2) a) i) Total Number of CEO’s

ii) Directors

b) Total No. of women in each case

1

4

2

FILM AND PUBLICATION BOARD (FPB)

(2) a) i)Total Number of CEO’s

ii)Directors

b)Total No. of women in each case

1

4

5

MEDIA DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSITY AGENCY

(2) a) i)Total Number of CEO’s

ii)Directors

b)Total No. of women in each case

1

2

1

INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY OF SOUTH AFRICA

(2) a) i)Total Number of CEO’s

ii)Directors

b)Total No. of women in each case

1

0

0

SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

(2) a) (i)Total Number of CEO’s

ii)Directors

b)Total No. of women in each case

1

3

1

 

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW2322

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

(1)(a) What number of labour disputes are currently being faced by (i) his department and (ii) the entities reporting to him, (b) what is the cause of each dispute, (c) what is the nature of each dispute and (d) on what date was each dispute (i) reported and (ii) resolved; (2) (a)(i) what number of employees have been dismissed by his department in the past five years and (ii) for what reason was each employee dismissed and (b)(i) what number of the specified employees were paid severance packages and (ii) what was the monetary value of each severance package?

Reply:

Refer to the tables below for the number of labour disputes and the number of employees dismissed by the Department and the entities reporting to me for the past five years.

  1. Refer to the table below for the number of labour disputes:

Department / Entity

(1)(a)(ii) What number of labour disputes are currently being faced

(1)(b) what is the cause of each dispute

(1)(c) what is the nature of each dispute

(1)(d)(i) on what date was each dispute reported

(1)(d)(ii) on what date was each dispute resolved

The Department

A total of 244

Employee dismissed for Fraud

Unfair dismissal

31 March 2015

18 March 2016

   

Employee dismissed for fraud

Unfair dismissal

25 February 2014

25 June 2015

   

The department did absorb the employee to Higher OSD position

Unfair labour practice: Promotion

09 February 2016

09 February 2018

   

Failure by the department to upgrade employees(56 x1)

Unfair labour practice: benefits

09 June 2017

10 January 2018

   

Employee dismissed for being involved in a serious accident with a state vehicle without permission

Unfair dismissal

3 April 2018

28 June 2018

   

Employee dismissed for sexual harassment

Unfair dismissal

11 April 2016

25 April 2016

   

Failure by the department to upgrade employees to salary level 10 & 12 ( 46X1)

Interpretation of the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council: Clause 18.1: Resolution no 1 of 2012

4 December 2017

30 May 2018

   

Unfair discrimination (41X1)

Equal pay for equal value ( One Senior Messenger upgraded to salary 4 in 2010 whereas the others upgraded in 2016

22 May 2018

18 September 2018

   

Unfair labour Practice: Benefits: Failure by the department to job evaluate the applicants (15X1)

Unfair labour Practice: Benefits: Failure by the department to job evaluate the applicants

4 June 2018

23 July 2018

   

Withdrawal of maximum engine category of 3000cc on official vehicle kilometers claims (2x1)

Unfair labour practice benefits

3 April 2018

28 June 2018

Amatola Water

Illegal strike by 28% of workforce

Over wages in respect of 2017/18 and 2018/19.

Illegal strike

Dispute declared via deadlock on wages effective 23 October 2017 and illegal strike from 2 August 2018

Not as yet resolved

Bloem Water

3 current disputes

Matter referred back from labour appeal court to be heard on the merits.

Alleged Unfair dismissal

29 June 2017

Pending

   

Resolved at arbitration; dismissal confirmed as fair. Matter taken on review.

Review Application

20 October 2016

Pending

   

Employee resigned and later claimed constructive dismissal.

Alleged constructive dismissal. Late submission: arbitration in favor of employer. Review application

March 2018

Pending

Lepelle Northern Water

Four (4) current disputes

The employee is undergoing a disciplinary enquiry for violating the disciplinary code, the case is at the CCMA: MM Masipa.

Misconduct

December 2015

Pending

   

The employee is undergoing a disciplinary enquiry for violating the disciplinary code: T Monnathebe.

Misconduct

April 2018

Pending

   

The employee is undergoing a disciplinary enquiry for violating the disciplinary code: K Kganane.

Misconduct

July 2018

Pending

   

The dispute is about non-renewal of fixed term contract: M Phokanoka.

Unfair labour practice

July 2018

Pending

Magalies Water

Seven (7) labour disputes

Salary disparity.

Unfair labour practice related to benefits

30 August 2018

Pending

   

Suspension of employee for disrupting interviews.

Unfair Suspension

14 March 2018

Resolved

   

Suspension of employee for leaking of confidential information.

Unfair Suspension

29 November 2017

Resolved

   

Failure by employer to shortlist employee for a higher advertised position.

Unfair labour practice related to promotion

27 July 2018

Resolved

   

Failure by employer to shortlist employee for a higher advertised position.

Unfair labour practice related to promotion

6 April 2018

Resolved

   

Theft of scrap material from the plant.

Unfair dismissal

17 March 2015

Resolved

   

Failure by employee to follow instructions from line manager.

Unfair dismissal

4 April 2015

Resolved

Mhlathuze Water

Two (2) labour disputes

Chief Executive Officer is on suspension pending a disciplinary enquiry. The employee made an application for an interdict against the disciplinary action, the matter is awaiting a court date at the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Unfair suspension

20 November 2015

Both matters are not yet resolved.

   

K Kruger - CCMA referral - Conciliation – Unfair Dismissal arising out of misconduct.

Unfair dismissal

31 July 2018

 

Overberg Water

Three (3) registered labour disputes at Overberg Water

The causes are mainly administrative processes.

Former employee filed a dispute on the 7th March 2017 after being dismissed on 16 January 2017 and stated the nature of the dispute as “Reasons for dismissal not known”. The dispute was resolved at the CCMA arbitration on 24 July 2017.

7th March 2017

Resolved

     

Another former employee filed a dispute on 9 March 2018 after being dismissed on 07 February 2018 and stated the nature of dispute as “Dismissal related to unfair discrimination”. The dispute was resolved at the CCMA Arbitration on 4 June 2018.

9 March 2018

Resolved

     

The last one the current employee has filed a dispute on 4th July 2018 after his request for transfer from one scheme to another scheme was rejected about a year ago and stated that the nature of dispute as “Unfair conduct-Promotion/Probation/Training/Benefits”. The dispute has been referred for arbitration on 29 August 2018.

4th July 2018

In progress

Sedibeng Water

Total number 16

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

21 February 2017

Resolved on 21 February 2017

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

30 January 2017

Resolved on 28 March 2017

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

02 March 2018

Resolved on 09 March 2017

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

29 June 2017

Resolved on 07 August 2017

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

10 February 2016

Resolved on 10 February 2016

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

13 March 2016

Resolved on 13 March 2016

   

Dismissal on the basis of ill-health.

Incapacity

N/A

Resolved on 15 March 2018

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

13 March 2016

Resolved on 09 May 2017

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

12 June 2017

Resolved on 26 September 2017

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

19 May 2017

Resolved on 03 November 2017

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

30 November 2015

Resolved on 30 November 2015

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

07 August 2015

Resolved on 16 October 2015

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

14 September 2015

Resolved on Resolved on 04 November 2015

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

26 December 2015

Resolved on 24 February 2016

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

03 February 2016

Resolved on 13 April 2016

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Interpretation of the Collective Agreement

The matter is scheduled to be heard on the 28 August 2018 at the CCMA.

In progress

Rand Water

Total number of labour Dispute: 25

Grievance (1).

Volume of work should be equal to the rate of pay

28 Aug 2017

Pending

   

Grievance (1).

Disallowed to use company provided utensils

8 Nov 2017

11 Dec 2017

   

Dismissal (1).

Found in possession of the company property without permission

14 Mar 2018

28 Jun 2018

   

Dismissal (1).

Leaving the workplace without permission

16 Jun 2018

Pending

   

Grievance (1).

Unfair treatment by the supervisor

16 May 2018

28 May 2018

   

Grievance (1).

To be paid back the difference between

current rate after adjustment and the previous rate

19 Jun 2018

Pending

   

Unfair Discrimination (1).

Transfer from one site to the other

10 Mar 2016

Matter is pending at the Labour Court

   

Unfair Labour Practice (1).

Written warning issued

28 Aug 2017

2 Feb 2018

   

Unfair Dismissal (1)

None Renewal of fixed term contract

3 Feb 2016

10 Mar 2016

   

Dismissal (1)

Misconduct

16 Apr 2018

Arbitration ongoing

   

Dismissal (1)

Misconduct

 

Pending set down

   

Remuneration (1)

Pay discrimination

 

Conciliation failed

   

Misconduct (1)

Conflict of interest

Feb 2018

On-going

   

Misconduct (1)

Gross negligence – over payment to supplier

May 2018

On-going

   

Misconduct (1)

Gross negligence

Jun 2018

On-going

   

Misconduct (1)

•Gross insubordination and

•Insolence towards Line Manager for refusing to carry out instructions

 

09 Sept 2015

   

Misconduct (1)

Committed deliberate act which causes potential prejudice for failing to take appropriate disciplinary Action against subordinates for fraudulent activities

Apri2016

27 Jun 2016

   

Misconduct (1)

Gross Negligence and violation of procurement policies resulting in overpayment to supplier

 

Nov 2017

   

Grievances (7)

Employees requesting for Hay band and position upgrade

15 Mar 2018

Resolved on the 12 Apr 2018

     

Query regarding overtime pay for an employee who is above the threshold.

8 Jul 2017

26 Jan 2018 the matter was settled in employers favour after the employee went to the CCMA

     

Unfair treatment by the line manager

17 Jan 2017

16 Feb 2017 resolved at the next level of management

Umgeni Water

None

None

None

None

None

TCTA

Two (2) cases at Labour court stage and four (4) at CCMA stage

Labour court cases:

TCTA//C Bleeker -Unfair labour practice

TCTA// J Nhlapo -Unfair labour practice

Labour court cases:

TCTA//C Bleeker -Non-renewal of five-year fixed term contract and non-payment of incentive bonus

TCTA//J Nhlapo - Unlawful reinstatement

Labour court cases:

TCTA//C Bleeker -CCMA referral November 2015, and awarded in May 2016. Labour Court review of award heard May 2018 and ruling issued August 2018.

TCTA// J Nhlapo - April 2018

In progress

   

CCMA cases:

TCTA// H. Mhlongo - Unfair labour practice

TCTA// N. Nkosi -Unfair labour practice

TCTA// N. Mageza - Unfair labour practice

TCTA// C. Mageda - Unfair labour practice

CCMA cases:

TCTA// H. Mhlongo - Unfair dismissal based on the inconsistent application of internal policies

TCTA// N. Nkosi - Non-renewal of fixed term contract

TCTA// N. Mageza - Non-payment of variable pay

TCTA// C. Mageda -Non-payment of goodwill gesture (equivalent of one months’ salary)

CCMA cases:

TCTA// H. Mhlongo - May 2018

TCTA// N. Nkosi -March 2018

TCTA// N. Mageza - June 2018

TCTA// C. Mageda - July 2017 and June 2018

In progress

WRC

Two (2) disputes

The dispute relates to a dismissal subsequent to misconduct of an employee

The dispute has been referred to the CCMA and subsequently to the Labour Court for review.

The dispute was reported to the CCMA on 28 July 2017

The dispute has not been resolved yet as it has been referred to the Labour Court for review.

Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency

None

None

None

None

None

Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency

None

None

None

None

None

2. Refer to the table below for the number of employees dismissed:

Department / Entity

(2)(a)(i) what number of employees have been dismissed

(2)(a)(ii) for what reason was each employee dismissed

(2)(b)(i) what number of the specified employees were paid severance packages

(2)(b)(ii) what was the monetary value of each severance package

The Department

18 employees were dismissed

3 were due to Fraud & Dishonesty

None

None

   

5 were due to Theft

   
   

1 was due to Assault

   
   

3 were due to Mismanagement and embezzlement of state funds

   
   

1 was due to Fraudulent qualification

   
   

1 was due to Sexual harassment

   
   

2 were due to Gross dishonesty

   
   

1 was due to Absenteeism

   
   

1 was due to Irregular appointment in the recruitment processes

   

Amatola Water

11 employees were dismissed

10 were due to misconduct and 1 was due to incapacity

No severance packages were offered by Amatola Water

None

Bloem Water

2 Employees were dismissed

Misconduct relating to abuse of sick leave/dishonesty and Abscondment.

No severance packages were paid by Bloem Water

None

Lepelle Northern Water

Six (6) employees

  1. Theft and dishonesty: M Ramalobela.
  1. Theft and dishonesty: R Ralehlaka.
  1. Tender irregularities: MJ Letsoalo.
  1. Gross Insubordination: A Lamola.
  1. Gross Insubordination: M Kabe.
  1. Gross Insubordination: L Langa.

None

None

Mhlathuze Water

Nine (9) employees

8 were due to Misconduct and 1 was due to Incapacity.

None

None

Sedibeng Water

15 Employees were dismissed

14 due to Misconduct and 1 due to incapacity (ill-health)

No, payment in lieu of notice

None

Rand Water

Total number of dismissed employees in the past 5 years is 57

2018/19

falsifying documents (1)

Misconduct (1)

No Employees were retrenched, hence no severance payments made.

None

   

2017/18

Found in possession of the company property without permission (1)

Leaving the workplace without permission (1)

Bribery (1)

Misconduct: one relating acts of witchcraft and the other assault (2)

Wilfully leaving a place of work without permission (2)

Assault (1)

Gross negligence (2)

Giving untrue info (2)

AWOP (4)

Employee found guilty as charged for AWOL for a substantial number of days and was subsequently dismissed in absentia (1)

   
   

2016/17

Found in possession of the company property without permission (1)

Unauthorized possession for all (3) dismissals

Wilfully leaving a place of work without permission (1)

Employees were found guilty as charged for AWOL for a substantial number of days and was subsequently dismissed in absentia (2)

Misconduct (1)

   
   

2015/16

Found in possession of another employee’s property without permission (1)

Gross negligence (1)

Absent without official leave (1)

Absenteeism forming a trend (1)

AWOL (1)

Committed Sexual Harassment against 3 female employees. (1)

Absent without official leave (1)

   
   

2014/15

Found in possession of the company property without permission(1)

Absent without official leave (1)

Reporting on duty being under the influence of alcohol(1)

Absenteeism forming a trend (1)

Bribery (1)

Wilfully leaving a place of work without permission (5)

Being in possession of RW property(1)

Three dismissed for being absent without official leave (3)

Six Charges of gross negligence and mismanagement of the Project resulting in procedural and unauthorized payment of invoices amounting to R 31m (1)

Employee was charged for incompatibility for causing disharmony in the workplace (1)

Failure to comply with procurement policies and failure to comply with recruitment policy-employment of next of kin (1)

   
   

2013/14

Found in possession of another employee’s property without permission(1)

Driving RW vehicle without authority(1)

Wilfully leaving a place of work without permission (2)

Falsifying documents (1)

Insubordination(1)

   

Umgeni Water

Fifteen (15) employees

Gross Negligence in appointing a candidate who did not meet the minimum requirements.

Three (3) employees

  1. R135 000.00
  1. R45 000.00
  1. R34 501.98
   

Insubordination, Absence without leave or permission and Dereliction of duty.

   
   

Unauthorized removal and or possession of company property without proper authorization. Gross negligence and or dishonesty. Misrepresentation of facts and or falsifying of information.

   
   

Unlawful possession of company property which culminates to theft. Misrepresentation of facts in that the employee said he picked up the flanges in Umlaas Road Chamber whereas he took them from stores which culminate to gross dishonesty.

   
   

Unlawful possession of company property which culminates to theft. Misrepresentation of facts in that the employee said he picked up the flanges in Umlaas Road Chamber whereas he took them from stores which culminate to gross dishonesty.

   
   

Stored and/or caused to be stored photographs depicting nudity of himself and another person on an Umgeni Water property. Accessing confidential information without proper authorization. Deleted his administrative account which was linked to a senior official’s mailbox account in order to deliberately disguise/mask your access to that person’s mailbox account which amounts to gross dishonesty. Failure to follow or adhere to Umgeni Water’s prevailing ICT practice. Failure and/or omitted and/or neglected to register each of the following Umgeni Water assets in your possession or control contrary to the reasonable expectations.

   
   

Gross insubordination/disobeying a lawful and reasonable instruction and gross insolence.

   
   

Gross Negligence in that you failed to follow an acceptable due diligence process when you realized that the page that declares CPG was understated. Gross Dishonesty in that you misrepresented facts in order to influence the evaluation process by submitting a report confirming that all is order.

   
   

Abusive, derogatory insulting language/conduct and/or harassment. Assault/Attempted Assault/Violence.

   
   

Abusive, derogatory insulting language/conduct and/or harassment unlawfully, intentionally or negligently failed to comply with prescribed procedures, rules and/or instructions.

   
   

Absence without leave for 7 consecutive days (Dismissal without notice after the employee had failed to report for duty after one month suspension without pay for similar offence).

   
   

Negligent and reckless driving which resulted into an accident. Absconded from the accident scene before the arrival of the police.

   
   

Negligence driving which resulted into an accident. Gross dishonesty and or using UW vehicle without authorization. Gross misconduct by leaving the accident scene before the Traffic Police, emergency and SAPS services could arrive. Bringing Umgeni Water’s name into disrepute by controversially disappearing from the accident scene.

   
   

Usage of UW vehicle without authorization. Failure to comply with ISO procedures. Falsely declaring information on vehicle log sheet checklist.

   
   

Unauthorized use of Umgeni Water vehicle for private reasons. Negligent driving which resulted into an accident.

   

WRC

None

None

None

None

Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency

Two (2) employees were dismissed

The employees were dismissed for dishonesty, fraud and non-disclosure

None

None

Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency

None

None

None

None

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03 December 2018 - NW2994

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

What (a) is the total amount that the SA Broadcasting Corporation has spent on broadcasting events of national importance and (b) are the details of all (i) events and (ii) cost of each event (aa) for the past four financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

The response is attached as annexure A.

 

_____________________________

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

 

03 December 2018 - NW2784

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

(a) Why has his department not furnished the National Treasury with the required paperwork to approve the appointment of a certain law firm (name furnished) to conduct the forensic investigation into allegations of corruption and maladministration in his department, (b) who is responsible for providing such paperwork to the National Treasury and (c) by what date will the specified paperwork be sent to the National Treasury?

Reply:

(a) The Honorable member is advised to note that the process for the appointment of Werksman was handled by the former employee, who was the then Acting Director-General, Mr Sifiso Mkhize alone. The Legal Services advised against the manner in which Werksman was appointed and for that reason could not participate in the appointment process. Since there is no handover report of Mr Mkhize on this matter, it will be difficult for the current Acting Director-General to provide the required responses.

(b) As indicated above, Mr Mkhize as the then Acting Director-General was expected to request the approval of any deviation from or report the financial irregularity to the National Treasury.

(c) Falls away.

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30 November 2018 - NW2301

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1) Whether the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has conducted an audit of all armoury of the Metro Police Department that has gone missing; if not, why not; if so, (a) what armoury has gone missing and (b) in which year was it reported missing; (2) will he furnish Ms T Gqada with a copy of the armoury audit report?

Reply:

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

1. A comprehensive audit assessment of all Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department’s firearms is conducted by the Ekurhuleni directorate, responsible for priority crimes.

2. Once the audit is completed, a copy of the firearms audit report will be made available.

30 November 2018 - NW3184

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

(1) Whether the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality in Mpumalanga followed the necessary supply chain management processes in designating land for use by a certain company (name furnished); if not, why not; (2) whether the specified municipality complied with all applicable environmental impact legislation before designating land for the use of the specified company; if not, why not; (3) whether the specified municipality rezoned the designated land for agricultural, commercial and residential purposes; if not, by what date will the municipality rezone the land; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) how did the municipality rezone the designated land; (4) will he furnish Mr K P Robertson with a copy of the municipality’s by-law adopted regarding the alienation of municipal and state-owned land and property; (5) (a) for what period is the specified company scheduled to invest in the municipality, (b) what land usage has the municipality designated for the initial stages of the project, (c) what does the municipality envisage to be the final usage of the land and (d) by when does the municipality envisage the land usage to be at maximum usage?NW3613E

Reply:

(1) During 2016, the municipality was approached by Africa Sino Projects, which is the Chinese Investment Group for different investment projects within the municipality including, inter alia, the Rice Planting Project, Agro-Processing Hub and property development projects. Emanating from this initiative, the Council of the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality took a Resolution in support of this initiative.

The proposed sites are registered in the name of the Government of South Africa, which the Minister of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) is the custodian. There are procedures to be followed to aquire the land owned by this Department. Thus the Council of Bushbuckridge Local Municipality under resolution (f) in Annexure A, resolved that DRDLR be engaged for the state land release.

The Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, no 56 of 2003 (MFMA) and the Supply Chain Management Policy of Bushbuckridge Local Municipality, deal with the disposal of capital assets of the Municipality which is not the case in this matter. As stated earlier, the sites identified for these projects, though falling within the jurisdiction of the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality, are not owned by the Municipality; hence, the need to engage with DRDLR to avail the land in question.

The affected land has not been transfered to Africa Sino Projects and all the neccesary processes and procedures to aquire these parcels of land from the registered owner in terms of the relevant legislative framework will be followed.

(2) The municipality has in 2014 adopted/approved the Bushbuckridge Land Use Management By-Law, which deals with the proceses and procedures to follow all land use and land development matters within the municipality. In terms of this by-law, prior to any development in the municipality, owners are required to submit town planning applications to the municipality for approval. This process include, inter alia, the Environmental Impact Studies, Traffic Impact Studies, Geotechnical Studies and Engineering Services Reports and approvals or recommendations by relevant departments. For Environmental Impact Assessment approvals (EIA), the Provincial Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land Reform and Environmental Affairs (DARDLEA) is the responsible authority in this regard.

Once the land in question has been made available by DRDLR, the application will be subjected to the provisions mentioned above which include Environmental Impact Studies if required.

(3) If the land is made available and there is a need to rezone the affected sites to allow for the proposed use, the said by-law provides procedures and processes for rezoning of the sites. At the moment the land is not yet aquired from the relevant Department and, therefore, the developer or the municiplaty does not have a loca-standi to submit such an application. There is a need to aquire the land from DRDLR prior to the rezoning process.

(4) The Municipality is guided by legislation: Municipal Finance Management Act, no 56 of 2003 (MFMA) and the Supply Chain Management Policy of Bushbuckridge Local Municipality for disposal of capital assets of the Municipality. State land properties, which is the case in this matter, would follow processes and procedures of DRDLR in terms of the disposal. Thus the Council of Bushbuckridge Local Municipality has granted its support for the initiative as required in terms of such procedures, and it was resolved that the DRDLR be engaged for the release of the land in question.

(5) (a)The project is still on a feasibility study stage. Questions (a) to (d) will be responded to after the feasibility study has been concluded; no tangible timeframes have been set yet.

Thank you

30 November 2018 - NW3491

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Groenewald, Mr PJ to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether his department, in collaboration with the National Prosecuting Authority, intends prosecuting cases referred by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for further investigation and possible prosecution; if so, (a) how many cases, (b) on which dates will the specified cases begin and (c) who are the accused in each case; (2) if such prosecutions fully comply with the provisions of section 9 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996; (3) whether he will make a statement about the matter?

Reply:

The investigation of cases emanating from the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is the responsibility of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) of the South African Police Service (SAPS). The DPCI has been conducting such investigations since 2011. The investigations are guided by the Priority Crimes Litigation Unit (PCLU) of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). When investigations in individual cases are concluded, the PCLU is requested to make a decision whether or not to prosecute. It is neither the policy of the DPCI nor the NPA to comment on ongoing investigations and consequently information regarding cases under investigation cannot be supplied before decisions whether or not to prosecute are made.

The NPA, however, can confirm that a decision has been taken to prosecute four former Security Branch members for the murder of the deceased cases in 1983 and another former Security Branch member for the murder of Ahmed Timol in 1971. Both the DPCI and the NPA are under a constitutional obligation to perform their powers without fear, favour or prejudice. Decisions to prosecute are informed by the NPA Policy, which has been issued in terms of section 179 of the Constitution. These mechanisms ensure that there are no selective prosecutions. If an individual accused is aggrieved by a decision to prosecute him/her, he/she may approach a High Court for relief.

30 November 2018 - NW3521

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Breytenbach, Adv G to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What number of gang-related cases (a) went to court and (b) ended in a successful conviction in each province (i) in the (aa) 2014-15, (bb) 2015-16, (cc) 2016-17 and (dd) 2017-18 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has informed me that the NPA does not keep statistics per crime type. However, to the extent that particular crimes were attributable to gang activity, the NPA keeps statistical information regarding the implementation of the crimes reported under the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (POCA) since the inception of dedicated organised crime prosecution components in Deputy Public Prosecutions (DPP) divisions. Section 9 of POCA creates specific offences for gang related crimes. However, certain offences such as drug trafficking, murder, attempted murder, intimidation, assault, and robbery are directly related to gang activities and gang membership. The statistics provided therefore include such cases, where it was identified that they were gang related.

The information tabulated below is therefore provided per province and financial year where such cases existed/were recorded. The rest of the provinces do not have such cases.

a) KwaZulu-Natal

Item

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018 to date

No. of cases prosecuted

4

0

1

3

1

No. of cases convicted

4

0

1

3

Pending

B) Free State

Item

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018 to date

No. of cases prosecuted

2

1

1

3

6

No. of cases convicted

2

1

1

3

1 (5 pending)

C) Western Cape

Item

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018 to date

No. of cases prosecuted

5

18

9

7

11

No. of cases convicted

5

16

8

6

11 (30 cases pending on the roll)

D) Gauteng – South Gauteng Division

Item

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018 to date

No. of cases prosecuted

0

0

0

0

9 Pending on court roll

No. of cases convicted

0

0

0

0

0

E) Eastern Cape - Grahamstown

Item

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018 to date

No. of cases prosecuted

15

23

32

63

46

No. of cases convicted

15

23

32

63

46

F) Limpopo (became an independent DPP office from January 2016)

Item

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018 to date

No. of cases prosecuted

0

0

0

0

1

No. of cases convicted

0

0

0

0

1

30 November 2018 - NW3011

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

Whether he will call for an enquiry into the alleged incompetence of the Edenvale Fire Department while responding to a fire at a factory, including but not limited to (a) why firefighters were waiting outside the premises while the fire raged and spread to other factories, (b) the reasons why one fire engine did not have any water in its tank while it took excessive time for the crew of the second fire engine to find a fire hydrant, (c) why it took the fire crew 20 minutes to set up their equipment once they arrived on the premises and (d) why only one hose was used to extinguish the fire; if not, why not; (1.2) Whether any norms and standards were transgressed while responding to the fire; if so, which norms and standards? NW3325E

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member was obtained from the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) in the City of Ekurhuleni (CoE). The response to the question and its sub-components by the CoE is outlined below.

a) Why firefighters were waiting outside the premises while the fire raged and spread to other factories?

On arrival, Firefighters conducted a scene size-up and realised that the gates were locked hence forcible entry tools had to be gathered. Prior to utilizing forcible entry tools, Firefighters further realised that the perimeter fence was electrified and the current was still alive. In terms of section 8 of the Fire Brigade Services Act, 1987 (Act No 99 of 1987) (FBSA), a member of a service of a controlling authority, including a Chief Fire Officer, may, whenever he/she regards it necessary or expedient to perform his/her functions (i) Close any road or street and (ii) Enter or break and enter any premises and (iii) Damage, destroy or pull down any property. Thus, while Firefighters are empowered to forcible enter any premises, in this case, they had to engage the Security Officer / Guard to alert an Electrician to come and isolate the power supply. It is important to note that in many incidents of this nature globally, many lives of Firefighters are lost due to inadequate consideration of safety factors such as dealing with electrified perimeter fences. Firefighters are trained to save lives but this should be done in a manner that does not comprise their safety. Thus, Firefighters had to wait for the safety signal from an Electrician before firefighting operations could start safely.

b) The reasons why one fire engine did not have any water in its tank while it took excessive time for the crew of the second fire engine to find a fire hydrant?

It is important to note that upon arrival, a defensive attack mode was initiated immediately with the water from the engine tank. No industrial or rescue fire engines respond to the scene without water. The standard operational procedure is that, for each shift change, the on-coming shift checks the resources for operational readiness. Fire engines and water tanks are regularly topped up to their maximum. Fire engines differ in sizes as per the manufacturing specifications. Typically, they range from about 800 litres capacity to about 15 000 litres depending on the individual size. The rescue tenders and major industrial fire pumpers that were mainly used on the day, ranges from 2 200 litres and 3 500 litres respectively and those are the primary responding pumps to the scene. The scene was complemented by backup pumps/fire engines/ water tankers from the surrounding stations. As per local operational preparedness and standards, Bedfordview and Primrose fire stations, operating in the same district as Edenvale fire station, both arrived on the scene with major pumpers to re-enforce firefighters from numbers and equipment`s perspective.

Water tank capacity of the major industrial pumper as per American National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, which are globally accepted standards utilised by Fire Services, dictate that it (industrial pumper) (Pictures 1 and 3) should carry about 3500 litres of water in transit. Discharge pressure of about eight to ten (8-10) bars through a single orifice of 64 mm diameter means that the tanks will be empty in less than five minutes and if two discharge hoses are connected, it means that the tank will be empty in less than three minutes. This is the reason why members of the public think that fire engines always arrive on scene with empty tanks, which is not the case. The municipality, for illustrative purposes, has attached pictures of the industrial fire pumper and the hydraulic platform that were utilised in this incident as outlined below:

Picture 1: Industrial Fire Pumper