Questions and Replies

03 December 2018 - NW3137

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

(a) What number of companies were contracted as part of the Giyani Water Project and (b)(i) on what basis was each company selected, (ii) what is the total amount owed to each contractor, (iii) what amount has been paid to each contractor and (iv) how far is each contract from being completed?

Reply:

(a) The department appointed Lepelle Northern Water to implement the Giyani Water Project. Lepelle Northern Water then appointed LTE Consulting as the Main Contractor. LTE Consulting appointed Khato Civils, South Zambezi, Ernst & Young and a number of Sub-Contractors and Sub- Consultants as part of a team to implement the Giyani Water Project (see list of Service Providers attached as Annexure A).

(b) (i) The Department of Water and Sanitation database was used by Lepelle Northern Water to appoint LTE Consulting. LTE Consulting used its own supply chain processes to appoint sub-contractors.

(ii) The Department of Water and Sanitation has paid all received invoices on work done to the Implementing Agent (Lepelle Northern Water). The latest invoice was paid on 26 October 2018.

(iii) The Department has paid an amount of R3.17 billion inclusive of IA fees and VAT to the Implementing Agent.

(iv) I am in the process of verifying information on this important question.

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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 - NW3223

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Lotriet, Dr A to ask the Minister of Health

(1)What was the (a) infant mortality rate, (b) child mortality rate and (c) maternal mortality rate at the (i) Edenvale Hospital, (ii) Tembisa Hospital, (iii) O R Tambo Memorial Hospital, (iv) Katlehong Hospital and (v) Germiston Hospital in the (aa) 2015-16, (bb) 2016-17 and (cc) 2017-18 financial years; (2) what was the national average and international benchmark for each specified mortality rate in each specified financial year?

Reply:

The following tables reflect the details in this regard

 

Infant Mortality Rate

 

Hospital

Financial Year

   

2015-16

2016/17

2017/18

 

(i) Edenval Hospital

7.4

10.3

9.8

 

(ii) Tembisa Hospital

7.1

8.4

9.5

 

(iii) Tambo Memorial Hospital

3.4

3.3

3.6

 

(iv) (Katlehong) Hospital not existing, substituted with

Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital

18.4

21.2

20.5

 

(v) Germiston) Hospital not existing, substituted with

Bertha Gxowa Hospital

9.1

12.9

9.4

Source: DHIS extracted 09 November 2018

 

Child Mortality Rate

 

Hospital

Financial Year

   

2015-16

2016/17

2017/18

 

(i) Edenval Hospital

5.1

8.9

8.9

 

(ii) Tembisa Hospital

5.2

6.5

7.7

 

(iii) Tambo Memorial Hospital

2.0

2.0

4.1

 

(iv) (Katlehong) Hospital not existing, substituted with

Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital

12.0

12.4

14.5

 

(v) Germiston) Hospital not existing, substituted with

Bertha Gxowa Hospital

6.4

9.0

5.7

Source: DHIS extracted 09 November 2018

 

Maternal Mortality Rate

 

Hospital

Financial Year

   

2015-16

2016/17

2017/18

 

(i) Edenval Hospital

24.9

152.6

95.1

 

(ii) Tembisa Hospital

173.4

185.2

127.1

 

(iii) Tambo Memorial Hospital

82.2

185.2

128.1

 

(iv) (Katlehong) Hospital not existing, substituted with

Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital

269.5

181.1

238.7

 

(v) Germiston) Hospital not existing, substituted with

Bertha Gxowa Hospital

82.5

90.5

32.9

Source: DHIS extracted 09 November 2018. Reported in form of ratio as it is reported in the DHIS

 

National average for each specified mortality rate in each specified financial year

Financial Year

   

2015-16

2016/17

2017/18

 

Infant Mortality

6.7

6.3

7.0

 

Child Mortality

4.8

4.4

4.7

 

Maternal Mortality

115.6

111.5

106.4

Source: DHIS extracted 09 November 2018

END.

03 December 2018 - NW3471

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

(1)(a) On what date was the information technology (IT) infrastructure of (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him last upgraded or updated, (b) what is the name of the company contracted to do the upgrades, (c) what was the monetary value of the contract and (d) what is the name of each IT system that was upgraded; (2) (a) what is the name of the company that is currently responsible for the maintenance of the IT systems of (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him and (b) what is the value of the contract?

Reply:

The Table below reflects the details in this regard

NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

1(a)On what date was the information technology (IT) infrastructure of (i) his department.

(b) what is the name of the company contracted to do the upgrade

(c) what was the monetary value of the contract

(d) what is the name of each IT system that was upgraded

2(a) What is the name of the company that is currently responsible for the maintenance of the IT system of(i) his department

(b) what is the value of the contract

 

01 April 2018

State Information Technology Agency (SITA)

R 990 738,56 per annum

Transversal Systems Hosting, Printing and Disaster Recovery

State Information Technology Agency (SITA)

R 990 738,56 per annum

 

01 April 2018

State Information Technology Agency (SITA)

R 180 000. 00 per annum

CAP Link to transversal Systems

State Information Technology Agency (SITA)

R 180 000. 00 per annum

 

22 December 2016

Microsoft

R 35, 000, 000.00 per annum

Microsoft Software License for Office Productivity, electronic mail and Network Directory Authentication Services.

National Department of Health ICT

R 35, 000, 000.00 per annum

 

15 May 2018

Micro Focus

R 827, 999.48 per annum

  1. Sentinel - Information and Communication Technology Security log management.
  1. Retain - E-mail Archiving.

Micro Focus

R 827, 999.48 per annum

 

05 May 2018

RD Group

R 80, 000.00 per annum

Spam Titan e-mail filter

RD Group

R 80, 000.00 per annum

 

January 2017

Dimension Data

R 560, 164.72

VxRail Server

Dimension Data

R 560, 164.72

 

11 September 2014

Vodacom

R 1 584, 000.00 per annum

Internet Facility

Vodacom

R 1 584, 000.00 per annum

 

31 August 2010

Telkom

R 900, 000.00 per annum

Internet Facility

Telkom

R 900, 000.00 per annum

 

31 August 2010

Telkom

R 2 6000, 000.00 per annum

Wide Area Network

Telkom

R 2 6000, 000.00 per annum

 

31 March 2018

Ubuntu

R 760 987,03

VxRail Server

National Department of Health ICT

R 760 987,03

 

25 October 2018

Ubuntu

R 975, 164.72

VxRail Server

National Department of Health ICT

R 975, 164.72

 

01 October 2018

Altech

R 10, 154.15 per annum

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Cyber Security Wild Card Certificate

Altech

R 10, 154.15 per annum

 

November 2018

Gijima

R 298, 264.00

Professional Services for Windows 10 Deployments to 500 Desktop Computers.

Gijima

R 298, 264.00

ENTITIES

Entity

1(a)(ii)On what date was the information technology (IT) infrastructure of (ii) entities reporting to him last upgraded or updates

(b) what is the name of the company contracted to do the upgrade

(c) what was the monetary value of the contract

(d) what is the name of each IT system that was upgraded

2(a) What is the name of the company that is currently responsible for the maintenance of the IT system of (ii) entities reporting to him

(b) what is the value of the contract

SOUTH AFRICAN MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

July 2017

Steltix South Africa

R 815 670

JDE – Finance System from version E900 to E920

Steltix South Africa – For support of the JDE system for a period of 60 Months

R 581 400

 

April 2018

Data World

R 1 854 096

  1. Software redevelopment of the Pan African Trials Registry (PACTR)
  1. Software redevelopment of the Food Finder application.

N/A

N/A

 

April 2018

Dimension Data

R 6 102 340

  1. Supply and installation of high-performance storage for the National Genome project.
  1. Upgrade of the storage and servers in PTA SAMRC officers.

Dimension Data – Managed services SLA for new equipment supplied for a period of 3 years.

R 315 172

 

August 2018

N/A

N/A

N/A

Secure Sphere Consulting – WAN monitoring and maintenance for a period of three years.

R 5 220 988

NATIONAL HEALTH LABORATORY SERVICES

June 2018

(IBM Netezza Data Warehouse Appliance)

BITanium

R 7 415 686,48

IBM Netezza Data Warehouse Appliance

BITanium

R1 134 299,52

 

July 2018

(Open Text ECM Content Server Software application)

Datacentrix

R 6 318 030.00

Open Text ECM Content Server Software Application

Datacentrix

R 8 436 006,30

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

Oracle ERP System

Appsolve

R 20 112 505,50

 

November 2018

(TrakCare Lab System)

Health Systems Technologies

R 6 776 638,54

TrakCare Lab System

Health Systems Technologies

R 206 000 000,00

 

February 2017

(HPE Blade Servers, Laptops and Desktops)

Blue Future

R 83 902 000,63

HPE Blade Servers

HPE

R 2 949 968,87

 

March 2018

(Microsoft Technologies)

EOH

R 3 395 120,00

Microsoft Technologies

EOH

R 2 315 000,00

 

April 2018

(Citrix Software)

EOH

R 2 908 295,87

Citrix Software

EOH

R 721 426,22

 

October 2017

(F5 Load Balancers)

EOH

R 5 943 985,74

F5 Load Balancers

EOH

R 3 012 318,73

 

November 2017

(Local Area Network Upgrade)

DV8

R 41 476 825,70

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

June 2018

(IBM Netezza Data Warehouse Appliance)

BITanium

R 7 415 686,48

IBM Netezza Data Warehouse Appliance

BITanium

R1 134 299,52

COUNCIL FOR MEDICAL SCHEMES

2016

Lesedi Corporate Technology

R2,057,242

Virtualised the Server Environment

In house maintenance.

Not applicable. In house maintenance.

OFFICE OF HEALTH STANDARDS COMPLIANCE

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

SOUTH AFRICAN HEALTH PRODUCTS REGULATORY AUTHORITY

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

END.

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 - NW3092

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) What number of meetings has the board of the SA Broadcasting Commission had since 1 January 2018, (b) on what date did each meeting take place, (c) who was in attendance at each meeting, (d) what was on the agenda of each meeting and (e) what resolutions were taken at each meeting; (2) (2) whether she was present at any of the meetings; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3456E

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

(1) SCHEDULE OF BOARD MEETINGS FOR THE FIRST 2018/19 QUARTER

No.

Date

Members Present

Apologies

Agenda/Decisions

 

5 April 2018

All present

None

Court Order, Media Frenzy of Platform Personality Changes, Funding Request.

 

26 April 2018

All Present

None

  • Approval of 4th Quarter Reports
  • Approval of Terms of Reference and Board Charter; Delegation of Authority Framework
  • Approval of Wage negotiations Mandate
  • Approval of Business Cases
  • Recruitment of GCEO and CFO
 

30 May 2018

All except for Mr D K Mohuba

Mr D K Mohuba

Approval to submit the AFS to the AG for auditing purposes

 

19 June 2018

All except Mr K T Kweyama

Ms K Kweyama

Meeting with the Minister

SCHEDULE OF BOARD MEETINGS FOR THE SECOND 2018/19 QUARTER

No.

Date

Members Present

Apologies

Agenda/Decisions

 

30 May 2018

Mr B Makhathini

Ms K Kweyama

Mr M Tsedu

Mr K Naidoo

Mr J Phalane

Mr J Matisonn

Mr M Markovitz

Mr V Rambau

Ms N Philiso

Ms T Dlamini

Mr C Maroleni

Mr D Mohuba

  • Special meeting to approve Submission of the Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2018 and the 2017/18 Predetermined
  • Submission of the 2017/18 Annual Report to the AGSA for Audit Purposes
  • Request to Condone Irregular Expenditure
  • Impairment of Assets Policy
  • Executive Directors Performance Contracts
  • Legal & SIU Costs
  • Feedback from the Minister on Memorandum of Incorporation

2

19 June 2018

Minister’s Bilateral meeting Board

Hon Minister

Mr B Makhathini

Mr M Tsedu

Mr K Naidoo

Mr J Phalane

Mr J Matisonn

Mr D Mohuba

Mr M Markovitz

Mr V Rambau

Ms N Philiso

Ms T Dlamini

Mr C Maroleni

Ms Kweyama

  • SABC’s contribution on Outcome 14
  • Quarter 4 performance
  • Union Issues
  • SABC Review and Turnaround
  • SABC DTT Strategy including the Content Acquisition Plan
  • Deepening democracy and citizens participation

3.

30 July 2018

Mr B Makhathini

Ms K Kweyama

Mr M Tsedu

Mr K Naidoo

Mr J Phalane

Mr J Matisonn

Mr M Markovitz

Mr D Mohuba

Mr V Rambau

Mr M Mxakwe

Ms Y van Biljon

Mr C Maroleni

None

  • Approval of AFS & Auditors’ Report 2017/18
  • Approval of 1st Quarter Reports
  • Approval of Wage negotiations Mandate
  • Approval of SABC’s Strategy Road Map
  • Approval of AGM Resolutions
  • Progress Report on Implementation of Ad Hoc Committee Report
  • State of SABC Finances

4.

6 August 2018

Meeting with Ministers of DOC, Sport, and PSL

Hon Min Mokonyane

Hon H Maxegwana

Hon Min Xasa Sport

Mr B Makhathini

Mr K Naidoo

Mr J Phalane

Mr J Matisonn

Mr M Markovitz

Mr V Rambau

Mr M Mxakwe

Ms Y van Biljon

Mr C Maroleni

Mr M Tsedu

Ms Kweyama

Mr K Naidoo

  • PSL & Sports Rights
 

17 August 2018

Mr B Makhathini

Mr M Tsedu

Mr K Naidoo

Mr J Phalane

Mr J Matisonn

Mr M Markovitz

Mr V Rambau

Mr M Mxakwe

Ms Y van Biljon

Mr C Maroleni

Mr D K Mohuba

Ms K Kweyama

To approve 2017/18 AFS and Auditors Report for submission to the AGM for adoption

 

AGM

27 August 2018

Hon Min Mokonyane

Mr B Makhathini

Ms K Kweyama

Mr J Phalane

Mr D Mohuba

Mr J Matisonn

Mr M Tsedu

Mr V Rambau

Mr M Mxakwe

Ms Y van Biljon

Mr C Maroleni

Mr K Naidoo

Mr M Markovitz

To adopt the 2017/18 AFS and Auditors Report for submission to the AGM for adoption

2 The Minister was present at 3 meetings (refer above table for details).

 

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW3548

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

With reference to his reply to question 685 on 27 March 2018, what is the current status of the dispute between his department and the Department of Communications relating to the payment of Media Corner; (2) What is the current status of the disciplinary proceedings instituted against the employees who served as members of the Departmental Bid Evaluation Committee and the Departmental Bid Adjudictaion Committee; (3) Whether any criminal charges have been laid agains any employee or consultant involved in the Media Corner matter since 27 March 2018; if not, why not, if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows:

1) Judgement was obtained against Media Corner on 20 September 2016. The High Court held that the decision of the Department, taken on 14 August 2012 and 22 October 2012 to award the tender to Media Corner, is reviewed and set aside, further ordering that the two remaining prayers, namely:

(i) to have the contract declared null and void ab initio; and

(ii) repayment of retainer fees, in the amount of R12 783 368.00 were not granted but postponed for further argument sine die

The matter resumed on 17 October 2017 for the remaining prayers to be heard. The High Court declared the agreement concluded between the Department and Media Corner invalid and null and void ab initio. The court further ordered that the Minister and SIU, deliver a declaration setting out the relief sought associated with the two remaining prayers, reformulated as may be advised, within 30 days of the order, where after the normal rules applicable relating to action proceedings will apply. On 18 October 2017, whilst the matter was in court, the State Attorney was informed that Media Corner was placed in voluntary liquidation.

Pursuant to the judgement, Media Corner was placed in liquidation. The department is currently assessing whether it will be able to recover the judgement amount through the liquidation procedures.

2. The disciplinary hearing relating to the DBEC members was finalised. The Department is awaiting the outcome from the chairperson.

The Director-General made a decision to withdraw legal representation dealing with the hearing of the DBAC members and requested the DPSA to provide an employee to continue with the hearing. This was in line with the recommendation of the Public Service Commission (PSC) and accepted by the Minister. The PSC report stated that the Department cannot use legal representation against employees without legal qualifications. The Department received the nomination from the DPSA and is in the process of appointing an employee within the Public Service to represent the employer at the disciplinary hearing. As soon as the employee is appointed the disciplinary hearing will be scheduled to continue.

3. No criminal charges have been laid against any of the employees who were implicated in the Media Corner matter as the hearings have not been finalised. The charges levelled by the Department does not relate to criminal action.

 

Approved / not approved

Ms S Ndabeni - Abrahams

MINISTER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS & POSTAL SERVICES

DATE: 03/12/2018

03 December 2018 - NW3255

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What (a) amount did (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him borrow from any entity in the People’s Republic of China (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, (b) is the name of the lender of each loan, (c) conditions are attached to each loan and (d) are the repayment periods for each loan in each case?

Reply:

Neither the Department nor Entities reporting to the Minister of Water and Sanitation borrowed any monies from the People’s Republic of China.

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03 December 2018 - NW3091

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

(1) Who were the key individuals involved in crafting the turnaround strategy of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC); (2) were all board members of the SABC consulted on the turnaround strategy; if so, (3) whether it was a unanimous decision that the turnaround

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows

  1. The Executive crafted the turnaround strategy.
  2. All Board members were present at the meeting of 30 July 2018 where it was tabled; and
  3. Unanimously approved it for implementation.

 

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW3198

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What (a) number of public comments did her department receive relating to the draft Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill, (b) is the breakdown of (i) objections and (ii) support in respect of the specified draft Bill and (c) is the current progress of reviewing the public comments thereon?

Reply:

a) The Department received more than 6 000 reactions to the call for comments. The vast majority were emails, but there were also a number of faxed and couriered documents. Many of the reactions do not contain substantive comments, but are merely requests for extension of the deadline or for information of some kind, and indications of opposition to the Bill. There were unfortunately also quite a number of repetitions – emails sent twice (and even up to five times), whether by accident or on purpose, and whether identical or with changes. The Department also received many petitions signed by interested parties. To date, 122 petitions containing 188 648 names and/or signatures have been registered. Owing to the practical difficulties alluded to above, the Department will be able to give details of how many comments were received only after all the comments have been evaluated.

b) The Minister appointed a task team consisting of officials from the Department and from three of the provincial education departments to evaluate the comments. The task team still needs to consider approximately 1 800 comments and can therefore not at this stage give an accurate breakdown of how many commentators are against or in support of the Bill. However, the majority of the commentators are opposed to the provisions in the Bill that, as they put it, restrict the powers of school governing bodies (SGBs). It should be mentioned that there were a few comments in favour of the restriction of the powers of SGBs. These commentators feel that SGBs do not have the necessary knowledge, or are corrupt, or use their powers to keep certain groups of children out of their schools. There has also been strong opposition to the provisions relating to home education. Centralised procurement, the declaration of educators' personal finances and those of their spouses, the provisions relating to alcoholic liquor, and the provisions relating to leases and loans are a few of the other matters that have drawn criticism.

c) To date, the task team has had 11 meetings, stretching over 23 days, at which approximately 3 000 reactions have been considered. These include the comments of 32* of the main organisations directly involved in education. This does not represent a complete list of education stakeholder organisations because, as the sorting of the reactions continues, the comments of more organisations are coming to light. Task team members have also spent countless hours outside of meetings, working on the Bill. During the course of the work described above, changes have been made to the Bill in line with decisions that the task team took at its meetings. Currently, the fourth draft of the Bill is the version on which the task team is working.

*

  1. Centre for Child Law
  2. Equal Education & EE Law Centre
  3. Section27
  4. Legal Resources Centre
  5. AfriForum
  6. FEDSAS
  7. Governors’ Alliance
  8. NAISA
  9. Solidarity
  10. Solidarity Helping Hand’s Schools Support Centre
  11. KZNED
  12. SADTU
  13. SAOU
  14. WCED
  15. Centre for Constitutional Rights
  16. FOR SA
  17. The Governing Body Foundation
  18. ISASA
  19. FEDUSA
  20. Progressive Principals’ Association
  21. Grahamstown Residents Association
  22. Concerned Teachers’ Group
  23. ADvTECH Group
  24. OGOD
  25. WCED
  26. GED
  27. Corruption Watch
  28. IEB
  29. DeafSA
  30. PACSEN
  31. NASGB
  32. (The Pestalozzi Trust submitted two comments, which the task team decided not to discuss at that time, because one of the task team members was given the responsibility of reevaluating the whole matter of home education for an in-depth discussion at a later stage.)

03 December 2018 - NW2997

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Communications

(1) With regard to each appointment of new (a) radio and (b) television anchors at the SA Broadcasting Corporation since 1 January 2018, (i) was each specified post advertised, (ii) did other candidates apply, (iii) who were the other candidates shortlisted and/or interviewed and (iv) who was on the selection panel;

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows: 

1. (i and ii) The SABC appoints radio and television anchors on an independent contractor basis. Candidates are selected based on the skills required for each position. The Television channels, in certain instances, conduct auditions to select presenters. Formal recruitment processes are not followed in the appointment of independent contractors.

2. (a&b)Each anchor’s salary is different based on the skills and experience possessed by the anchor and the nature of the job between the individual and management.

 

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW3409

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

Whether his department leases any properties from private lessors; if so, (a) what are the details of the highest value leases and (b) who are the lessors?

Reply:

Yes, the Department does lease from private lessors.

(a) and (b)

BUILDING

TOWN

USER DEPARTMENT

LEASE RENTAL AMOUNT (Annual) 2018 /19

LANDLORD NAME

SALU BUILDING

PRETORIA

JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELPMENT

82 148 379,98

REBOSIS PROPERTY FUND LIMITED

THIBAULT NAVARRE COMPLEX

PRETORIA

SA POLICE SERVICES

80 930 320,99

SKG AFRICA (PTY) LTD

FORUM BUILDING

PRETORIA

TRANSPORT

78 725 185,56

DELTA PROPERTIES

TULBAGH PARK BUILDING

PRETORIA

SA POLICE SERVICES

50 483 127,84

TACORA INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD

LIBERTY LIFE BUILDING

PRETORIA

DEFENCE

38 937 457,94

REBOSIS PROPERTY FUND LIMITED

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 - NW3133

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Lotriet, Dr A to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Whether, since he served in Cabinet, he (a)(i) was ever influenced by any person and/or (ii) influenced any of his department’s employees to take any official administrative action on behalf of any (aa) member, (bb) employee and/or (cc) close associate of the Gupta family and/or (b) attended any meeting where any of the specified persons were present; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(a) No.

(b) Not to my knowledge.

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03 December 2018 - NW3076

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) Of the 90 000 buildings reportedly under the custodianship of his department, what is the total number of buildings that are (a) used by his department, (b) leased to government departments and their associated entities, (c) leased to provinces or provincial departments or entities, (d) leased to municipalities or municipal entities, (e) leased to private entities, (f) leased to private individuals, (g) vacant and (h) illegally occupied; (2) with reference to the specified leased properties, what is the total number of lease agreements that have been signed or renewed subsequent to the enactment of the Government Immovable Asset Management Act, Act 19 of 2007? NW3440E

Reply:

(1) (a) Department of Public Works uses 9 517 buildings,

(b) 78 173 buildings are leased to Government departments and their associated entities,

(c) 13 properties are leased to provinces or provincial departments or entities,

(d) 107 properties are leased to municipalities or municipal entities,

(e) 122 buildings are leased to private entities and (f) private individuals,

(g) 400 buildings are vacant or the occupation status is still to be confirmed and

(h) 1 287 properties, including undeveloped land parcels, are illegally occupied.

(2) 1 100 leases commenced after the enactment of the Government Immovable Asset Management Act, 2007 (Act No. 19 of 2007). However, after conducting an analysis of the leased out property portfolio, the Department found that some lease documentation was either incorrect or incomplete. In this regard, the Department is in the process of reviewing all leased out contracts and signing a lease agreement for all properties under the custodianship of the Department.

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 - NW3482

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Filtane, Mr ML to ask the Minister of Communications

(1) Whether (a) the Head Office of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is being moved from Sandton to Centurion and (b) a lease agreement has been signed to that effect; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) whether there was any official procurement process followed in acquiring the new premises or lease thereof; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the procurement process; (3) whether the new premises has any implications for the storage capacity of ICASA’s documents and office equipment; (4) whether the relocation to the new offices was subjected to a formal procurement process to assist with the moving of furniture, boxes and other items; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) whether there are staff who are or have been assisting with this moving process at their own cost with limited reimbursement; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW4032E

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows: 

1). (a) Yes, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (the Authority) has moved its Head Office to new premises situated in Eco-park (Centurion) Pretoria, after its lease agreement with Growth-Point Properties (Sandton) came to an end on 31 October 2018. Prior to the move, the Authority embarked on an open tender process in line with Public Finance Management Act No. 1 of 1999 as amended (the PFMA), the associated National Treasury Regulations (NT Regulations) and ICASAs Supply Chain Management Policy in order to appoint a provider for its head office premises.

(b). A lease agreement has been entered into with the new landlord to provide ICASA with office accommodation for a period of 9 years and 11 months with effect from 1 November 2018.

(2)The Authority is governed by the Public Finance Management Act No. 1 of 1999 as amended (the PFMA), and the associated National Treasury Regulations (NT Regulations). To this end (as stated above), the Authority embarked on an open tender process in line with the PFMA, the NT Regulations and ICASA’s Supply Chain Management Policy to procure the new office premises.

(3)The new premises have sufficient storage capacity for office equipment and documents.

(4)The Authority is a participant of National Treasury Traversal Contract – Transportation of Cargo and Furniture Relocation Services for the State for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020 (RT8-2017). Services for the relocation of furniture, boxes and other items were procured utilizing the traversal contract. This is in line with the PFMA, the NT Regulations and ICASA’s Supply Chain Management Policy.

(5) Given the amount of work required to complete the relocation process, it was necessary for some members of staff of work overt-time to successfully complete the relocation. The staff members who qualify for overtime were paid for the overtime worked in line with the organisation’s policies. For those staff members who do not qualify for overtime pay,

arrangements were made with respective line managers to get time off in exchange for overtime worked. There are no staff members who were required to assist with the relocation at their own cost.

Ms. S. Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW3410

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

Whether his department intends to repair the damage to a fence on Plot 135 Allan Road, Glen Austin, Midrand that belongs to his department; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

The State property on Plot 135 Allan Road, Glen Austin, in Midrand, is enclosed (boundary) with palisade walls. The Department conducted a site inspection of Plot 135 Allan Road on the 13th of November 2018 and during the inspection there were no signs of damages to the palisade walls.

03 December 2018 - NW3199

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

(a) What is the current status of the official vehicle that was purchased for his predecessor, Ms N P Mokonyane, (b) where is the specified vehicle being housed, (c) what is the cost of the vehicle and (d) on what date was it purchased; (2) Whether the vehicle is currently in use; if so, (a) who is using the vehicle and (b) for what purpose?

Reply:

(1)(a) The Vehicle was transferred to the Department of Communications.

(1)(b) I do not know.

(1)(c) The cost of the vehicle was R 910 714, 90.

(1)(d) The vehicle was procured in January 2018.

(2) Falls away.

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03 December 2018 - NW3138

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What contingency measures are currently in place or are being planned for the citizens affected by the incompletion of the Giyani Water Project?

Reply:

The Interim measure includes refurbishment of the boreholes with treatment package plants, several communities are already benefiting from the boreholes. The construction of the bulk pipeline is underway and it is anticipated that that 55 communities with 46 607 households will benefit from the project once it is completed.

A Recovery Plan has been designed; and will be taken to the Community and Municipal Leaders for concurrence in the next few days.

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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 - NW3055

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Groenewald, Mr PJ to ask the Minister of Health

(1)With reference to investigations into deaths in all state mortuaries, in which number of deaths (a) in the financial year (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (iii) 2017-18 and (b) since 1 April 2018 until the latest specified date for which information is available, the death was the result of (aa) the use of a firearm, (bb) the use of blunt objects, (cc) the use of knives and other sharp objects and (dd) asphyxiation; (2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. Table 1 below is a total of investigations from 4 Provinces, Gauteng, Limpopo and Western Cape. Still awaiting response from 5 Provinces

Table 1: Total of investigations

 

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

1 April to September 2018

Use of firearm

3682

3815

4536

2774

use of blunt objects

2146

2134

2470

1260

use of knives and other sharp objects

3470

3886

3893

1692

Asphyxiation

779

778

771

292

2. No, there is no need to make a statement. The Minister of Police makes statements on these issues frequently.

END.

03 December 2018 - NW3546

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

(1)    What (a) is the detailed breakdown of the (i) R 1 398 000 spent on goods and services to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World Conference 2018, as stated in the Programme 2 virements, (ii) R 6 778 000 virement from Programme 3 and (iii) R 1 267 000 virement from Programme 4 of his department’s 2018-19 Adjusted Estimates of Expenditure and (b) impact have these virements had on the service delivery mandates of the affected programmes; (2) Has South Africa’s membership of any international organisation been affected by the Programme 2 virements; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) Whether any funds from the virements were sent to (a) the ITU and/or (b) any person or organisation not based in South Africa; if so, in each case, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department that:

(1)(a)(i) R 1,398,000 under Programme 2 spent on goods and services was for the travel and accommodation expenses of the ITU officials to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World 2018 event.

(ii) - (iii) R 6, 778, 000 virement from Programme 3 and R 1,267,000 virement from Programme 4 were utilised for the payment of the venue for ITU Telecom World 2018 event.

(b) There is no impact on service delivery plans of the affected programmes because some of the Sponsorship valued at R26 000 000.00 was paid directly into the Department’s bank account. When the money was appropriated during the AENE process, the affected programmes were reimbursed.

(2) No.

(3) No.

Approved / not approved

 

Ms S Ndabeni - Abrahams

MINISTER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS & POSTAL SERVICES

DATE: 03/12/2018

03 December 2018 - NW3480

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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 - NW3136

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

(a) To what number of households and communities did the Giyani Water Project intend to supply water in the original plan, (b) at what cost and (c) what was the envisaged date for completion?

Reply:

(a) The Giyani water and sanitation emergency project is intended to benefit 55 villages in Giyani. The project intends to benefit 46 607 households (Stats SA 2015)

(b) The project cost is R3.36 billion inclusive of Implementing Agent fees and VAT.

(c) The project commenced in 2014 with the project plan of 5 years. The project anticipated completion date is July 2019.

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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 - NW3493

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Groenewald, Mr PJ to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)How many private consultants had been appointed in each separate government department in the financial year (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14, (c) 2014-15, (d) 2015-16, (e) 2016-17 and (f) 2017-18; (2) what is the cost associated with each listed consultant's contract in each specified financial year; (3) whether she will make a statement about the matter?

Reply:

(1) Each separate government department is in a better position to provide response on consultant, which each government department has appointed.

(2) Refer to afore-mentioned response in paragraph (1)

(3) Not at this stage

03 December 2018 - NW3547

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

(1)    Whether, with reference to his reply to question 1529 on 4 June 2018, any of his department’s (a) Directors-General and/or (b) senior staff members were involved in organising the International Telecommunication Union, Telecom World Conference 2018, held in Durban on 10 to 13 September 2018; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) (a) which service providers were contracted to render services in respect of the event, (b) what services did each service provider render and (c) how was the quality of services rendered monitored; (3) Whether any measures were put in place to ensure that the specified employees do not benefit financially from contracting the service providers; if not, (a) why not and (b) what steps have been taken to investigate whether any employees benefitted financially from contracting any of the service providers; if so, (i) were the measures implemented and (ii) what are the details of the results?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department that:

1. The Director-General and senior managers were involved in the organization of the ITU Telecom World 2018.

The details are as follows:

Name

Designation

Role

Mr. Robert Nkuna

Director-General

Project Sponsor

Ms. Nonkqubela Jordan-Dyani

Deputy Director General

Project Manager

Ms. Thulisile Manzini

Deputy Director General

Stream Head: Media, Marketing and Communications

Mr. Omega Shelembe

Deputy Director General

Stream Head: Logistics

Mr Tinyiko Ngobeni

Deputy Director General

Legacy Project

Ms Mameetse Masemola

Acting Deputy Director General

Stream Head: Content

Ms Jeanette Morwane

Acting Deputy Director General

Legacy Project

Ms Sybil Lyons-Grootboom

Chief Director: Legal

Lead Negotiator: Host Country Agreement

Mr Luyanda Ndlovu

Chief Information Officer

Coordinator IT Services

Mr Jim Paterson

Director

Project Management team

Ms Pam Mallela

Director

Project Management Team

Mr Thulani Ngubane

Director

Communications Team

Rebolang Soldaat

Director

Budget and Finance Oversight

Charles Mabuza

Director

SMME Programme Coordinator

2. (a) (b) and (c)

(a) Service Provider

(b) Type of Service

(c) Evaluation

TWF

(DTPS appointed service provider for travel, accommodation and conferencing)

Venue Procurement and Professional Conference Organiser

(iNkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre)

Contract signed with ICC. Evaluation and monitoring done via contractual obligations

Tsogo Sun

(appointed by sponsor)

Accommodation

Contract signed between Tsogo Sun and Sponsor. Evaluation and monitoring done via contractual obligations.

Flash Marketing (appointed by sponsor)

Branding

DTPS and Sponsor Team evaluated service for quality assurance

Riverbed Marketing,

Flash Marketing

(appointed by sponsor) (appointed by sponsor)

Media and Marketing

DTPS and Sponsor Team evaluated service for quality assurance

Osum

(appointed by sponsor)

Videography

DTPS and Sponsor Team evaluated service for quality assurance

Exhibitionist

(appointed by sponsor)

Exhibition Stand Build

DTPS and Sponsor Team evaluated service for quality assurance

Exhibitionist

(appointed by sponsor)

Media Centre

DTPS and Sponsor Team evaluated service for quality assurance

Marketing 2the Max

(appointed by sponsor)

Leader Space Build

DTPS and Sponsor Team evaluated service for quality assurance

GL-Events

(appointed by sponsor)

Registration Space Build

DTPS and Sponsor Team evaluated service for quality assurance

Avis

(appointed by sponsors)

Ministerial & VIP Transport

Evaluation and monitoring done via contractual obligations.

Syavaya

(appointed by sponsors)

Delegate Transport

DTPS and Sponsor Team evaluated service for quality assurance

SAPS (partner department for provision of security)

Security

Evaluation and monitoring done via contractual obligations.

Gearhouse

(appointed by sponsor)

Audio Visual

DTPS and Sponsor Team evaluated service for quality assurance

SITA appointed service providers

IT Services

IT Team evaluated service for quality assurance

Honey Comb, Fun and Class Relations

(appointed services by DTPS)

SMME Support

DTPS Team evaluated service for quality assurance

Misoso Trading Enterprise

(appointed by sponsor)

Uniform

Evaluation and monitoring done via contractual obligations.

SABC

(appointed by sponsor)

Broadcasting and Video-on-Demand

Contract signed with SABC. Evaluation and monitoring done via contractual obligations.

Sithelo Events, BGD Consulting

(appointed by sponsor)

Recruitment of Local Staff and Ushers

Evaluation and monitoring done via contractual obligations.

SkyNet

(DTPS appointed service provider through the Government Transactional contract)

Freight Services for ITU shipment

DTPS Team evaluated services as per contractual obligations.

3. The following measures have been implemented to ensure that employees do not benefit financially from the service providers contracted for the ITU Telecom World 2018 event:

  • Department entered into Sponsorship Agreements with the different Sponsors. Sponsors were requested to appoint and pay to the service providers from their database directly. This was to mitigate the risks of employees being involved with the selection and payments of service providers for personal benefits. For those sponsors who paid their sponsorship to the Department, the Department followed Government Supply Chain (SCM) processes in the appointment of service providers.
  • A circular was issued to all staff involved in organising the ITU Telecom World 2018 reminding them of the regulations on declaration, approval, acceptance and registration of gifts and hospitality.
  • Declaration forms were issued before the event for employees to declare any gifts and/or hospitality they would have received during the course of performing their duties for the ITU Telecom World 2018.

(a) N/A

(b) N/A

(i) The measures above were implemented.

(ii) The Department has undertaken a reconciliation process, assessing all the sponsorship committed and received, and is finalising a report. All sponsorship, and financial declarations will be disclosed in the Annual Financial Statement of the Department, in line with Treasury Regulation 21.2.4.

 

Approve/Not Approved

Ms S Ndabeni - Abrahams

MINISTER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS & POSTAL SERVICES

DATE: 03/12/2018

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 - NW3545

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Shinn, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

(1)   With reference to his reply to question 1528 on 4 June 2018, what (a) total costs did his department incur and (b) is the detailed breakdown of the total costs incurred in covering the travel expenses of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) delegation for its attendance at (i) pre-event missions and (ii) the Telecom World Conference in Durban in September 2018, including accommodation and any other relevant expenses; (2) What are the (a) names and (b) official positions of each person for whom costs were incurred; (3) Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any other government department covered the travel expenses of any spouses accompanying any of the ITU delegates; if so, what are the full details in each case?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department that:

1. (a) The total cost incurred by the Department was R 11.5 million (estimated pending receipts)

(b) The detailed breakdown of costs incurred in covering the travel expenses of the ITU delegation for its attendance at

(i) Pre-event Missions:

3 team member visited South Africa from the 11-13 December 2017(No expenditure incurred by the Department)

3 team member visited South Africa from the 7-10 May 2018 (R23 940 as the expense incurred by the Department for accommodation)

(ii) During the Telecom World Conference in Durban, the Department incurred R 1,713,046

The amounts for the Daily Allowances and Hotel Accommodation for the ITU were paid directly by sponsors.

2. (a) and (b) The names and official positions of the ITU delegation for pre-event Missions and the actual event are tabulated below:

Pre-event Missions:

 

NAME

POSITION

 

Mr Drew Donovan

Head, Safety and Security Division, ITU

 

Mr Julien Smith

Event Technical Production Manager, ITU Telecom

 

Mr Shahid Merchant

Systems Analyst, ITU

The Telecom World event in Durban:

 

NAME

POSITION

1

Mr Houlin ZHAO

Secretary- General

2

Mr Malcolm JOHNSON

Deputy Secretary-General

3

Mr Francois RANCY

Director, ITU Radiocommunication Bureau

4

Mr Brahima SANOU

Director, ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau

5

Mr Chaesub LEE

Director, ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

6

Mr Feibo XIE

Special Adviser to the Secretary-General

7

Ms Morag SALE

Administrative Officer to SG

8

Ms Sophie GUERRAZ

Administrative Assistant to DSG

9

Ms Sonia PANOUSSOPOULOS

Administrative Assistant (to BR Director)

10

Ms Mairéad MAGUIRE

Senior Administrative Assistant (to BDT Director)

11

Ms Lia JENKINS

Administrative Assistant (to TSB Director)

12

Mr Xin LIU

Executive Manager, ITU Telecom

13

Ms Yong LI

Administrative Assistant

14

Ms Jane RATCLIFFE

Head, Planning and Strategic Relationships Service

15

Ms Negar TAKESH

Head, Marketing Communications Service

16

Mr Theo TUNGA

Head, Operations Service

17

Mr Jose Maria DIAZ BATANERO

Strategy and Policy Coordinator

18

Mr Attila HORVATH

Programme Officer

19

Ms Enrica FERRARO

Programme Officer

20

Mr Miroslav SUZARA

SME Pogramme Officer

21

Ms Jeoung-Hee KIM

ICT Analyst

22

Ms Alessandra CICCOLELLA

Intern

23

Ms Maria Clea ANTONELLI

Interpretation Coordinator

24

Ms Patricia BENOIT-GUYOT

Head, Protocol & Special Events Division

25

Mr Drew DONOVAN

Head, Security and Safety Division

26

Mr Evenor VALDIVIA ZELAYA

Senior Data Analyst

27

Ms Deboleena MAMJUMDAR

Registration Services Officer

28

Mr Nagui COLTA

Registration Services Support

29

Mr Florent COMMENOZ

Programme Officer

30

Ms Robin ZURCHER

Junior Programme Officer

31

Mr Naroumba KOUROUMA

Conference and Meeting Room Assistant

32

Ms Ledia ARIZA

Programme Officer

33

Ms Lise MONTVERNAY

Graphic Designer

34

Ms Kathryn CARRARA

Content Creator

35

Ms Sarah MAUNDER

Programme Services Officer

36

Mr Jie HUANG

Web & Data Officer

37

Mr Gil VANDERKLUYSEN

Web Developer

38

Mr Chee Kong CHONG

Operation Manager

39

Mr Julien SMITH

Event Technical Production Manager

40

Ms Isabelle LUCAS

Conference Coordinator

41

Mr Baptiste PROST

Programme Assistant

42

Mr Cyrille ROUSSEL

Assistant Conferences Organization

43

Ms Jennifer CHALK

Programme Services Officer

44

Ms Tutu ISMAYILOVA

Programme Officer

45

Ms Chen ZHU

Junior Programme Officer

46

Mr Sangwon LEE

Programme Officer

47

Mr Rahul JHA

Junior Programme Officer

48

Mr Ahmed RIAD

Programme Officer

49

Ms Ilaha RZAYEVA

Junior Programme Officer

50

Mr Maximili JACOBSON-GONZALEZ

Senior Communications Officer

51

Mr Daniel WOLDU

Official ITU Photographer

52

Mr Fernando NEDA CASTRO

Media Relations Assistant

53

Ms Winnie NICOLAS-JOMARD

Finance Coordinator

54

Mr Jean-Claude DUFOUR

Accounting Assistant

55

Mr Shahid MERCHANT

Applications Systems Analyst

56

Mr Ranil BANDARANAYAKE

Supervisor Conference IT Service

57

Mr Maxim ALIU

Network/Server Engineer

58

Mr Olivier TROLLIET

Security, Data Protection and Compliance Officer

59

Mr Tounssi HADJRI

CRM Business Analyst

3. (a)+(b) No.

 

Approved / not approved

Ms S Ndabeni - Abrahams

MINISTER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS & POSTAL SERVICES

DATE: 03/12/2018

03 December 2018 - NW3469

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What (i) pre-operation and (ii) post-operation support is his department offering to the patients who have their limbs amputated and (b) do the patients who lose their legs receive wheelchairs?

Reply:

(a) (i) Pre-operative support includes assessing the patient's physical condition as well the condition and quality of skin. The patient is also given pre-operative counselling to ensure that they are mentally ready to lose a limb. Counselling is also extended to the family;

(ii) Post operative support includes counselling, wound and skin care. Rehabilitation of patients includes peer support and family integration.

(b) Yes, the policy is that people with amputations have access to wheelchairs, unless instructed otherwise by a relevant specialist.

END.

03 December 2018 - NW3536

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Dr M J Figg (DA) asked the Minister of Public Works

(1) Whether his department is paying R340,000 per month for the rent of the Kabega Park Police Station; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) what (a) was the monthly rental for the specified police station (i) in the (aa) 2015-16, (bb) 2016-17 and (cc) 2017-18 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018 and (b) is the annual increased rate of rental; (3) (a) what is the square meterage of the property, (b) what is included in the monthly rental costs for the property for the specified financial years as at the latest specified date for which information is available, (c) what number of police stations in the Eastern Cape province are operating from rented accommodation and (d) what is the total annual amount paid in this regard?

Reply:

(1) No, the Department of Public Works is not paying R340 000 per month for the rental of Kabega Park Police Station. The correct amount is R344 846.22 per month.

(2)(a)(i)

(aa) R310 689.89,

(bb) R327 777.82,

(cc) R327 826.85,

(ii) R344 846.22.

(b) Annual Increase/ rental escalation for the 2015/16 financial year: 5.5%,

Annual Increase/ rental escalation for the 2016/17 financial year: 5.5%,

Annual Increase/ rental escalation for the 2017/18 financial year: 6%, and

Annual Increase/ rental escalation for the 2018/19 financial year: 6%.

(3) (a) 1547m² and 30 parking bays,

(b) The rental paid is for:

1340m² : Office Space,

207m² : Holding Cells, and

30 parking bays.

(a) There are nine Police stations operating from leased accommodation in the Eastern Cape Province.

(b) The total annual rental amount paid is R6 910 933.20.

03 December 2018 - NW3085

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

(a) To which water boards does his department owe money, (b) what amount is owed in each case and (c) by what date will the specified debts be settled in each case?

Reply:

 

a) Water Board

b) Amount owed

c) Settlement date

Lepelle Northern Water

56 524 077.57

The invoices still on the verification stage will be processed once the verification is finalized

Sedibeng Water

47 480 793.52

R7, 3 million will be processed by the 30th November 2018 and the balance still on the verification stage and supporting documents will be processed once the verification is finalized.

Magalies Water

1 596 839.49

The payment will be processed by the 23 November 2018

Amatola Water

34 005 782.83

R1.9 million under dispute, the balance will be processed once the verification is finalized

Rand Water

3 334 379.19

The payment will be processed by the 30 November 2018

Bloem Water

90 379 827.38

R4 million will be processed by the 30 November 2018 and the balance still on the verification stage will be processed once the verification is finalized

Total

233 321 699.98

 

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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 - NW3543

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Shinn, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

With reference to his reply to question 679 on 23 April 2018, (a) what is the current status of the legal case in the matter between .ZA Domain Name Authority and the ZA Central Registry, (b) what attempts at mediation of the issue have been held since the Deputy Minister withdrew her participation after 7 June 2017, (c)(i) who conducted the specified mediation between the parties, (ii) on what date and (iii) what was the outcome of the mediation attempts and (d)(i) what did the attempts cost the .ZA Domain Name Authority and (ii) who is paying the costs?

Reply:

I have been informed by. zaDNA as follows:

(a) What is the current status of the legal case in the matter between .ZA Domain Name Authority and the ZA Central Registry?

The Arbitrator ruled in ZADNA’s favour on 7 August 2018. ZADNA has since applied for the award to be made an order of court, however ZACR is opposing the court order application. ZACR is also intending to review the arbitrator’s decision.

(b)- (d) What attempts at mediation of the issue have been held since the Deputy Minister withdrew her participation after 7 June, who conducted the specified mediation between the parties, on what date, what was the outcome of the mediation attempts, what did the attempts cost the .ZA Domain Name Authority and who is paying the costs?

The mediation process is still ongoing and is conducted on a “without prejudice” basis and, therefore, cannot be disclosed at this stage.

Approved/ not approved

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MS. S NDABENI - ABRAHAMS

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE: 03/12/2018

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 - NW3077

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Works

(a) What number of exemptions have been gazetted in terms of section 15 of the Government Immovable Asset Management Act, Act 19 of 2007, as at 30 September 2018, and (b) what is the (i) date and (ii) number of each specified Government Gazette?

Reply:

Section 15 of the Government Immovable Asset Management Act, 2007 (Act No. 19 of 2007) [GIAMA in short form) gives Minister of Public Works the power to “exempt any organ of State or part thereof to which this Act applies from any provision of this Act for a period determined in the notice”.

As at 30 September 2018, there has not been any exemptions gazetted in terms of section 15 of GIAMA, 2007.

03 December 2018 - NW2995

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

What measures has the SA Broadcasting Corporation put in place to be responsive to the needs of the (a) deaf and (b) blind community?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

The SABC has ensured reasonable accommodation of deaf and blind employees. For deaf employees the SABC arranges interpreters during meetings and employee communication sessions. Sign language training is also provided to employees.

For blind employees the SABC has installed special software on their personal computers that translates written information into audio.

To cater for this target audience, SABC broadcasts a tailor-made programme aimed at the deaf community in the form of “Deaf TV”. This is a weekly show that broadcast on Saturdays. This programme is currently on repeat, due to the production company not wanting to continue with any further seasons. A new RFP for another programme to broadcast on SABC 2 has been released and will be for the deaf and blind communities. Daily Thetha, on SABC 1 also has sign language.

SABC News also accommodates viewers with hearing impairments by providing on-screen sign language interpretation on a number of News Bulletins in Prime Time.

The wall- to-wall subtitling is covered on the following local content genres on all channels:

  • Children’s
  • Local Dramas, Sitcoms and Soaps - All the local prime time soaps have wall to wall subtitling
  • Most Local Documentaries
  • Most Educational programming
  • A selection of Entertainment and Religious programming (including daily devotions)

 Programmes that incorporate studio audiences and contestants with disabilities:

  • Authentiek (where the co-presenter is the paraplegic South African singer Mathys Roets)
  • YoTV
  • Noot vir Noot
  • Musiek Roulette
  • Motswako
  • Hectic Nine-9
  • It’s Gospel Time
  • Gospel Classics
  • Daily Thetha
  • Dtv

In the SABC’s Strategic Content Plans, the Corporation strives to pay very specific attention to the issues raised by the disabled communities, possible solutions and how we can best embrace these in creating programming that will empower this marginalized sector of our population.

 

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW3400

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

With reference to the findings of the Section 106 Investigation into allegations of fraud, corruption, maladministration, financial misconduct and malpractice at the Sol Plaatje Local Municipality, (a) by what date will his department settle its debt amounting to R591 375 032 million with the specified municipality for the 2017-18 municipal financial year, (b) what are the reasons for the non-payment of his department’s services account and (c) will any disciplinary action be instituted against any officials responsible for the non-payment of the account?

Reply:

(a) Through the engagement with the Sol Plaatje municipality, it was indicated that the National Department of Public Works (NDPW) only owed R69,455,161.45 of the total owed to the municipality. The NDPW, through a discount of 10% by the municipality, managed to settle its outstanding debt which came to R62,509,645.33 and the amount was paid on 29 October 2018.

(b) The Department was in the process of verifying the debt it owed to the Municipality.

(c) At this stage it has not been found that non-payment is as a result of a deliberate act or omission on the part of any official department.

 

03 December 2018 - NW3438

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister of Communications

(1) (a) On what date did her department last conduct an audit of artwork owned by Government which is under the curatorship of her department according to the Generally Recognised (2) Whether any artworks under the department’s curatorship have gone missing (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3927E

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

  1. (a and b) Both DoC and the GCIS do not have any artwork.
  2. (a and b) Not applicable.

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Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

 

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 - 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 - 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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03 December 2018 - NW3090

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

With regard to the deal between Cricket South Africa and the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) which will give the SABC rights to broadcast live this year's T20 Cricket League matches, (a) how will the SABC broadcast games of the allegedly defunct T20 Global League, (b) does the SABC have the necessary equipment to broadcast the games and (c) what was the total cost of the deal?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows: 

a) The SABC will be broadcasting the T20, 32 matches on SABC 3 between 16 November 2018 and 16 December 2018 with day games starting at 13:00 and evening games starting at 19:00. The T20 is a limited over series thus SABC will provide its mandated content. SABC and Cricket South Africa will be issuing the broadcast and game schedule during the week of 5 November 2018.

b) The SABC is not responsible for the technical aspects of the T20, but will make its services available at a cost to any entity who chooses to hire SABC equipment. It must be noted that the SABC broadcasts in-bound cricket and football matches which share similar technical requirements.

c) The SABC had no cash outlay for the season. The SABC will provide Cricket South Africa with promotional support for the T20 using its reach, platforms and available inventory.

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

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 - NW3208

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Communications

(1) What steps has the Government taken since 2014 to lower the cost of communication; (2) have any regulations been implemented; if not, why not; if so, (a) what has been done, (b) on what date was it implemented, (c) what entity implemented the steps and/or regulations and (d) what effect has the implementation of the steps or regulations had on the public?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

1. The Authority introduced amendments to the End User Subscriber Charter Regulations during 2018 in order to address the concerns regarding unfair data expiry and Out of Bundle business rules.

2. No, (a, b, c and d) the implementation of the Regulations were taken for review (launched in April 2018) by some of the operators. This was settled on13 November 2018, to the extent that the Regulations will come into force with effect from 28 February 2019.

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

 

03 December 2018 - NW3544

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Shinn, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 1529 on 4 June 2018, the full costs of hosting the International Telecommunications Union’s Telecom World Conference in Durban in September 2018 was covered by sponsorships received; if not, (a) what amount of the total cost was not covered by sponsorships, (b) to whom was the shortfall paid and (c) from which budget allocation of his department was the shortfall paid; if so, what (i) is the name of each sponsor who paid money over to his department and (ii) was the value of each sponsorship?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department that:

No, the full cost of hosting the International Telecommunication Union’s Telecom World Exhibition and Forum was not entirely covered by sponsorship.

a) The amount not covered by sponsorship was R 11, 5 Million (estimated pending receipt of one outstanding invoice)

b) The shortfall was paid by the Department to:

  • the contracted Travel Agent of the Department(TWF) for ITU Staff flights R1 713 046.00
  • South African Police Services for Safety and Security Services R4 800 000.00
  • South African Police Services for Accommodation R2 595 810.00
  • Skynet Courier services R701 110.00
  • Skynet Customs and VAT R170 253.00
  • SABC for Broadcasting R1 375 177.00 and
  • Kwazulu-Natal Health Department. R173 219.00

c) The shortfall was paid from the International Affairs and Trade budget through virement from other programs and through appropriation during the AENE process.

 

Approved / not approved

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Ms S Ndabeni - Abrahams

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE: 03/12/2018

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

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03 December 2018 - NW3307

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)(a) On what date was the information technology (IT) infrastructure of (i) her department and (ii) entities reporting to her last upgraded or updated, (b) what is the name of the company contracted to do the upgrades, (c) what was the monetary value of the contract and (d) what is the name of each IT system that was upgraded; (2) (a) what is the name of the company that is currently responsible for the maintenance of the IT systems of (i) her department and (ii) entities reporting to her and (b) what is the value of the contract?

Reply:

Annual Reports of the (i) Department of Public Service and Administration and (ii) its entities tabled in Parliament recently include their Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure.