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07 May 2021 - NW912

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What steps have been taken by her department to stabilise governance and financial management at the Rustenburg Local Municipality?

Reply:

The information to respond to this question was obtained from the North West Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

  1. Financial Management - The implementation of Municipal Property Rates Act (MPRA)
    1. The Rustenburg Local Municipality was behind with the processes to comply with compilation and implementation of the General Valuation Roll (GVR) to be implemented on 1st July 2020. The North West Provincial Department of COGTA intervened and advised the Municipality to request for the extension of the validity period of the GVR, which was complied with and granted. The MEC responsible for local government in the North West Provnice further initiated and advised that the process plan be adopted which the Municipality did and the Steering Committee was appointed by the Municipal Council.
    1. The Steering Committee meetings were held on a monthly basis from August 2020 with the support of the North West Provincial Department of COGTA discussing the progress in relation to the processes, procedures of the MPRA, including the importance of honouring the time-frames to ensure the smooth implemention of the new General Valuation roll with effect from 1 July 2021. Moreover, on the 28th of August 2020 a special council meeting was held regarding the determination on date of valuation as per section 31 of Municipal Property Rates Act no. 4 of 2006.
    1. The Rustenburg LM received their new valuation roll at the end of January 2021 for implementation on the 1st July 2021 as prescribed by the MPRA.
    1. On the 2 February 2021, the North West Provincial Department compiled Section 49 (1) (a) (b) and (c) letter to advising the Municipality on compliance thereof and the consequences of non-compliance as stipulated in terms of MPRA, which was subsequently followed by Sections 8, 9 and 20 letter on the 17 March 2021 advising on the categories of rates policy and limits on annual increase of rate to be properly aligned with the property categories.
  1. 2021/22 Intervention Measures:
    1. The North West Provincial Department to continue to monitor the process to ensure smooth implementation of the General Valuation Roll on the 1st July 2021.
    2. The North West Provincial Department will closely monitor the completeness of Section 49 of the MPRA process, which also includes Chapter 4 of the Municipal Systems Act, i.e. public participation.
    3. The North West Provincial Department to ensure that the inputs to the Rates Policy of the Municipality finds expression in line with the new valuation roll to be implemented on the 1st July 2021.
    4. There are continuous engagement session with Government Departments on debts owed to the Municipality for improved cash flow.
    5. The Rustenburg LM has been identified as one of the big city in the North West Province to be monitored and supported on the ‘Responsible Citizenry Campaign’ initiative by Government. To this end, the Municipality was engaged to start with the launch of the Campaign.
  1. Governance
    1. A Section 154 of the Constitution support package was developed for Rusternburg Municipality in 2018 when Section 100(1)(a) was invoked, currently the North West Provincial Department is in a process of reviewing the Section 154 support package that will be integrated into the draft DDM One Plan for the Bojanala District Municpality.
    2. The Provincial Department developed a dummy oversight report, together with the Municipality and provided guidance on the usage of the dummy oversight report.
    3. The Provincial Department monitored and supported the Municipality on the drafting and submission of the oversight report to the legislature, in compliance with Section 132 of the MFMA. The Municipality managed to develop the oversight report before the national lockdown. A meeting to table the report to council was scheduled for 31 March 2020, but the report only served in the council after the regulations for level 3 on Covid-19 were issued out, which lead to the Municipality submitting its oversight report as well as annual report on the 12th June 2020. Feedback on the assessment of the oversight report was issued to the Municipality.
    4. Training on how to address the Unathorised, Irregular, Fruitless and Wasteful (UIF&W) expenditure was conducted to support staff of the Municipality, as well as to the members of the MPAC, members of the Disciplinary Board and Finance Committees in collaboration with SALGA, National and Provincial Treasuries.

07 May 2021 - NW613

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

1) What (a) total number of land restitution settlements involve having the land claimants forming strategic partnerships with established commercial farmers and (b) are the names of the specified projects; (2) whether she has done any assessment on the functionality of the strategic partnerships; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

 

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

  1. (a) There are 09 Strategic Partnership that the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights (CRLR) is aware of, however we are unable to provide a comprehensive number as some partnership are facilitated directly by the claimants themselves without the involvement of the Commission.

(b)

CLAIMANTS/ BENEFICIARIES

STRATEGIC PARTNER

  1. Riemvasmaak Claim – BONO

Bono Trust

  1. Steinroof-hom – Establishment of the Schamboua CPA

Steinroof-Hom Partners

  1. Khutso Naketsi Agri

NHP Pretorius

  1. Nietverdiendt Game Farming Project involving four Bahurutshe Communities

Mike Engelzakis

  1. Ebenhaeser Land Claim

VINPRO; STELLAR CELLARS;

LUTZVILLE CELLARS; TYGER BRANDS;

S.A.D (PEPSICO)

  1. Emakhasaneni Community Trust

South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA) and Manzini Estate

  1. Ntembeni Community Trust

South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA)

  1. Ntembeni Royal House Community Trust

South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA)

  1. Isizwe sakwaDludla Community Trust

South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA)

(2) There has not been a unit within the department that does assessment of strategic partners. However, in developing a fit-for-purpose structure a unit dealing with post-settlement support will undertake this task.

END

07 May 2021 - NW39

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Mathulelwa, Ms B to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What are the reasons that her department has failed to deliver seeds and fertilisers to the smallholder farmers in Matatiele, as per the initial promise of her department?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

The community referred to herein is Ncanywa Grain Crop Cooperative based in the Matatiele Local Municipality. The reasons for non-delivery of seeds and fertiliser to the smallholder farmers are that Ncanywa Grain Crop Cooperative did not apply for support in the 2020/21 cropping season. A different project by the name of Qhobosheaneng Maize Project applied and was approved for the 2020/21 cropping season for 15 ha of inputs under food security.

Qhobosheaneng Maize Project entered into an agreement to exchange the inputs with Ncanywa Grain Crop Cooperative without informing the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform (EC DRDAR). It became a challenge to implement this exchange, because the EC DRDAR was already in the phase of distributing inputs to beneficiaries that were approved initially. Ncanywa Grain Crop Cooperative did not form part of the EC DRDAR approved plans for inputs support as they had not applied for the 2020/21 cropping season.

The Department had an agreement with Qobosheaneng and the inputs were given to Qhobosheaneng Maize Project that formed part of the initial departmental plan. Ncanywa Grain Crop Agricultural Cooperative has applied for support in August 2020 which is the application process for the 2021/22 cropping season. The application will undergo all the relevant processes for approval.

07 May 2021 - NW728

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Lorimer, Mr JR to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

1) What total number of prospecting rights holders had their rights cancelled for not having met their obligations in terms of their approved Environmental Management Programmes; 2) Whether any other steps have been taken against non-compliance by rights holders in this regard; if not, why not; if so, 3) Whether he will furnish Mr J R B Lorimer with (a) a list indicating instances when steps and/or action was taken against non-compliance by rights holders and (b) any further relevant details; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW849E

Reply:

  1. There is no prospecting right that has been cancelled for not having met their approved EMP.
  2. Section 31L of NEMA notices were issued to Right Holders, for non-compliance with the terms and conditions of the Environmental Authorisations as well as the provisions of the National Environmental Management Act (Act 107 of 1998), including but not limited to failure to submit environmental audit reports, annual financial provision assessment/review and excessive dust emission amongst others. In instances where there was a significant Environmental degradation or pollution directives were issued in terms of section 28 of NEMA.

(3)(a) Yes, please see the list for 2020/201 financial year

Seq No.

Reference Number

Actions taken

1

KZN10652PR

S31L (NOI): Financial Provision for a renewal

2

KZN10635PR

S31L (NOI): Financial Provision for a renewal

3

KZN544PR

S29(b): Closure Directive

4

KZN543PR

S29(b): Closure Directive

5

KZN495PR

S29(b): Closure Directive

6

KZN491PR

S29(b): Closure Directive

7

KZN10708PR

S31L (NOI): Financial Provision for a renewal

8

KZN196PR

S29(b): Closure Directive

9

KZN601PR

S29(b): Closure Directive

10

KZN204PR

S29(b): Closure Directive

11

KZN37PR

S31L (NOI): Financial Provision for a renewal

12

KZN10338PR

S31L (NOI): Financial Provision for a renewal

13

FS 10454 PR

Section 31L Pre-compliance notice was issued

14

FS 10453 PR

Section 31L Pre-compliance notice was issued

15

FS 10236 PR

Section 31L Pre-compliance notice was issued

16

FS 10235 PR

Section 31L Pre-compliance notice was issued

17

FS 10230 PR

Section 31L Pre-compliance notice was issued

18

FS 10205 PR

Section 31L Pre-compliance notice was issued

19

FS 10320 PR

Instruction in terms of section 93 was issued

20

FS 10433 PR

Instruction in terms of section 93 was issued

21

FS 10411 PR

Instruction in terms of section 93 was issued

22

FS 449 PR

Instruction in terms of section 93 was issued

23

NC 11703 PR

31L Notice of NEMA Act 1998

24

NC 11815 PR

31L Notice of NEMA Act 1998

25

NC 12787 PR

31L Notice of NEMA Act 1998

26

NC 11699 PR

31L Notice of NEMA Act 1998

27

LP 11828 PR

31L Notice of NEMA Act 1998

28

LP 13490 PR

31L Notice of NEMA Act 1998

29

LP 11844 PR

31L Notice of NEMA Act 1998

30

WC 10262PR

Sect 31L NEMA

31

WC 10261PR

Sect 31L NEMA

32

NW 12258 PR

Sect 31L NEMA

33

NW 12230 PR

Sect 31L NEMA

34

NW 12703 PR

Sect 31L NEMA

     

07 May 2021 - NW913

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) total number of state farms have been leased to mining companies that have mining rights on the specified farms and (b) are the (i) names and (ii) locations of the families who reside on the farms?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

  1. Thirty-one (31) “state” farms, which are located in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West are currently leased to mining companies.
  1. The context to the second part of the question is that:
    • The existing mining leases are generally a combination of old order mining rights that were known as Mineral Leases or Notarial Lease of Mineral Rights, and surface leases that have since April 1994 been concluded in terms of the State Land Disposal Act, 1961, read together with the Interim Protection of Informal Land Rights Act, 1996.
    • The Mineral Leases or Notarial Lease of Mineral Rights were concluded in circumstances where there was no statutory requirement for consultation of people who utilise the land in the event of such land being earmarked for mining. The details of the people who were utilising the land or were entitled to utilise the land were therefore never collected at the time of the conclusion of the leases.
    • On the post April 1994 surface leases, neither the State Land Disposal Act nor the Interim Protection of Informal Rights Act require that the names and locations of the people who reside on the farms that are leased to mining companies should be collected. The Interim Protection of Informal Land Rights Act requires the decision to make land available for mining or any other form of land development to be taken by the majority of the holders of rights who are present or represented in a meeting that has been convened to take a resolution on that matter. This requirement implies that the list of people who attended a land rights holders resolution meeting must at least be recorded. This is consequently the only list that generally gets recorded at the time the land rights holders resolve to make the land available for mining or any other land development purpose.
    • The leased land also tends to be a common asset of large numbers of people that are spread over many villages. The necessity for recording personal information of all the people who occupy some components of leased land has just never been considered hence such information has never been collected.

07 May 2021 - NW193

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether, with reference to her replies to questions, (a) 176, (b) 177, (c) 178 and (d) 179 on 19 March 2020, which pertain to Parliamentary questions from 2019, she has now received the requested information; if not, why not; if so, (2) whether she will furnish Mr D J Stubbe with copies of all correspondence between her office and the (a) the Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and/or (b) City of Ekurhuleni requesting the information; if not, why not; if so, what are the further relevant details? NW196E

Reply:

Honourable Stubbe, the requested information was finally obtained. Find below the reply to question 193, which is constituted of responses to previous four questions (176, 177, 178 and 179) with outstanding replies. Some of these questions, especially the electricity related questions, were comprehensively responded to at a Portfolio Committee meeting held in December 2019, when Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality was summoned to respond orally. Previous responses are attached as annexures A, B, C and D.

 

Background:

As indicated above the reply to PQ 193 is constituted of annexures A, B, C and D. With regards to the reply to PQ 176, answers for the question are contained in annexure A. In annexure B, PQ 177 is addressed. For the reply to PQ 178, answers are contained in annexure C. Finally, annexure D provides the response to PQ 179.

 

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MINISTRY FOR COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NUMBER 2020/176

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21 FEBRUARY 2020

Mr M Waters (DA) to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

Whether, with reference to her replies to questions (a) 185 on 22 March 2019, (b) 186 on 22 March 2019, (c) 187 on 25 March 2019 and (d) 598 on 22 March 2019, she will furnish Mr M Waters with copies of all (i) correspondence in which her department requested the said information and (ii) the responses from the City of Ekurhuleni; if not, why not? NW197E

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

Reply:

(i) Correspondence concerning PQ 185, PQ 186, PQ 187 and PQ 598 is attached.

(ii) Please see responses to PQ 185, PQ 186, PQ 187, and PQ 598 below.

The response to question PQ 185 is as follows:

  1. The City of Ekurhuleni’s Energy Department, implemented an approved Maintenance Plan guided by and aligned with the Department’s Maintenance Philosophy, Maintenance Strategy, NRS047, NRS048, NRS082, NRS089, Occupation Health and Safety Act and Regulations and NERSA license conditions.
  1. In terms of the above-mentioned Maintenance Plan, the Electricity Distribution Assets are inspected and maintained on a weekly, monthly, six monthly, yearly and two yearly basis.
  1. Please refer to (b) above.

(d) The Department utilizes a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) on which all maintenance activities are generated and maintained.

The response to question PQ 186 is as follows:

  1. The approved repairs and maintenance budget for Energy Department is as follows

2018/2019

Estimated Budget: Estimated Expenditure:

R840 million 100%

2017/2018

Estimated Budget Estimated Expenditure

R979 million 84%

2016/2017

Estimated Budget Estimated Expenditure

R943 million 92%

It should be noted that the vote number structure was changed during above mentioned financial years in order to comply with mSCOA requirements and hence the variations in the amounts indicated.

  1. The approved Operation Expenditure budget was not reduced but funding was transferred from one vote number to another in order to address specific requirements.

The response to question PQ 187 is as follows:

  1. There were two contracts in total that were awarded during 2017/18; 2018/19 and 2019/20 with winning bidders and the estimate values are specified below:

A-EE 11/2017

Appointment of a service providers for supply, delivery and off-loading of metal clad switchgear on an as when required basis for period from date of award until REDUCED period until 30 June 2018

9-Oct-17

Ampcor Khanyisa (Pty) Ltd

R 100,000,000.00

     

Stateway Switchboards (Pty) Ltd

R 100,000,000.00

     

Tgood Africa (Pty) Ltd

R 100,000,000.00

     

Edison Power Ltd

R 100,000,000.00

A-EE 07/2017

Supply, delivery, off-loading, sampling, analyzing, purification, regeneration, management and
disposal of insulating oil (uninhibited) for transformers, control gear and switchgear - as and
when - until 30 June 2019

19-Feb-18

Silver Solutions 435 CC

R 13,428,593.33

     

Jas Engineering CC

R 6,007,666.67

     

Only-J Electrical & Construction CC

R 4,195,666.67

     

Accolade Engineers (Pty) Ltd

R 4,901,926.67

     

Wegezi Power Holdings (Pty) Ltd

R 3,089,926.67

  1. Yes, contract number A-EE 07/2017 was reduced until 30 June 2018. The attached minutes of the BAC do not specify reasons for reduction of the period.

The names of the companies that benefited from these reductions are:

  • Ampcor Khanyisa (Pty) Ltd
  • Stateway Switchboards (Pty) Ltd
  • Tgood Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Edison Power Ltd

The response to question PQ 598 is as follows:

  1. 49 cases

(b) See table below

(c) See table below

Alleged Offence

SAPS Station

SAPS CAS number

Outcome

Assault

Edenvale

120/08/2017

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Corruption

Thokoza

42/09/2017

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Assault

Primrose

76/09/2017 and 56/09/2017

Both criminal matters withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

House breaking

Bedfordview

100/09/2017

Criminal matter in court

Culpable Homicide

Springs

105/09/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Tembisa

253/09/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Drunk and Driving

Loss of firearm

Springs

Springs

303/09/2017 and 304/09/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS Still under investigation by SAPS

Armed robbery, corruption and Defeating the ends of justice

Benoni

33/10/2017

Criminal matter in court

Corruption

Duduza

112/11/2017

Criminal matter in court

Unlicensed firearm

Emondle KZN

115/11/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Unlicensed firearm

Norkem Park

05/12/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Alberton

280/12/2017

Criminal matter in court

Drink and driving

Germiston

356/12/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Discharge of firearm

Tsakane

406/12/2017

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Corruption

Kempton Park

697/12/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Reckless driving

Thokoza

19/01/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Trespassing

Actonville

47/01/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Crimen Injuria

Katlehong

48/01/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Assault

Nigel

07/02/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Corruption

Mondeor

455/02/2018

Criminal matter in court

Discharge of firearm

Benoni

04/03/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Murder

Daveyton

18/03/2018

Matter finalised guilty – sentence imprisonment

Pointing of Firearm

Katlehong

238/03/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Murder

Tsakane

415/03/2018

Criminal matter in court

Trading in precious metals (Gold)

Springs

370/04/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Welbekend

42/05/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Katlehong North

62/05/2018

Criminal matter in court

Corruption

Vosloorus

420/05/2018

Criminal matter in court

Fraud and corruption

Mtubatuba KZN

26/07/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Brakpan

11/08/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Pointing of firearm

Springs

99/08/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption (Selling of Jobs)

Brakpan

156/08/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Assault

Vosloorus

06/10/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Use vehicle without permission

Primrose

142/10/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Assault

Etwatwa

183/10/2018

Still under investigation by IPID

Corruption

Tembisa

473/10/2018

Criminal matter in court

Assault

Alberton

201/11/2018

Still under investigation

Domestic Violence

Crystal Park

275/11/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Attempted murder

Tembisa

300/01/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Possession of stolen vehicle

Springs

453/02/2019

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Discharge firearm in residential area

Boksburg

43/03/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Attempted Murder

Springs

531/03/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Armed robbery

Kempton Park

685/03/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Pointing of firearm

Kempton Park

291/04/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Domestic violence

Springs

264/05/2019

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Loss of firearm

Vosloorus

30/07/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Tembisa

238/07/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Summary

Period 01 August 2017 to 31 August 2019 (2 years)

Type of criminal case Total number

Corruption 14

Assault 07

Discharge of firearm 03

Crimen injuria 01

Possession of unlicensed firearm 02

Pointing of firearm 03

Murder 02

Drunk driving 02

Attempted murder 02

Armed robbery 02

Domestic violence 02

Reckless and Negligence driving 01

Trading in precious metal (Gold) 01

Possession of stolen vehicle 01

Culpable homicide 01

House breaking 01

Loss of firearm 02

Trespassing 01

Use vehicle without owner permission 01

TOTAL 49

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MINISTRY FOR COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NUMBER 2020/177

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21 FEBRUARY 2019

Mrs A M Waters (DA) to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

Whether, with reference to her replies to questions (a) 604 on 22 March 2019, (b) 605 on 22 March 2019, (c) 607 on 22 March 2019, (d) 32 on 5 July 2019 and (e) 129 on 5 July 2019, she will furnish Mr M Waters with copies of all (i) correspondence in which her department requested the said information and (ii) the responses from the City of Ekurhuleni; if not, why not? NW198E

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

Reply:

(i) Correspondence concerning PQ 129, PQ 604, PQ 605 and PQ 607 is attached.

(ii) Please see responses to PQ 129, PQ 503, PQ 504 and PQ 505 below.

The response to question PQ 129 is as follows:

(1) (a) There is no legal prescript to conduct an audit on the armoury.  In terms of the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000 an annual stock register must be provided to the Central Firearm Registrar at the end of each year.

The South African Police Service (SAPS), Division FLASH (Firearms, Liquor & 2nd Goods) & CFR (Central Firearm Registry) conduct annual random inspections to confirm full compliance to the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000.

(b) Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department conducted the current audit. However, the SAPS also conduct formal random inspections every year. The last SAPS Inspection took place during September 2019.

(2) (a) The audit was conducted over a lengthy period to cater for officers on shifts, leave, study- & sick leave. After the audit was completed there were no officers that did not report for the audit.

(b) No action was needed.

(3) (a) The National Police Commissioner has been informed and a national subcommittee to resolve Official Institution Firearm related issues has been established and is meeting on a regular basis. The meeting is chaired by Brig Bopape, SAPS CFR and co-chaired by Brig Spies (EMPD) on behalf of all Metro Police Depts.

(b) No action was needed against individuals as it is a National SAPS CFR Official Institution Firearm register that needs to be updated and corrected by SAPS.

(4) The EMPD is currently updating and modernising its firearm policy in order to align with various legislative prescripts.

The response to question PQ 503 is as follows:

  1. What are the reasons that residents in the (a) Kempton Park and (b) Germiston areas within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality are experiencing constant sporadic and unreliable refuse collection services;
  • Waste management services are transport reliant and dependent largely on mechanical workshop for repairs and maintenance to ensure availability of vehicles when breakdowns are experienced. It is thus imperative to have maximum vehicle availability at all times in order to effect seamless service to the community, which unfortunately due to turnaround times to repairs, sometimes it becomes a challenge to be on schedule owing to shortage of trucks.
  1. (a) in what number of instances has the municipality transgressed the National Environmental Management Act, Act 107 of 1998, by failing to collect refuse once a week within seven days this calendar year,
  • Twice

(b) which areas were affected,

  • Kempton Park

(c) what are the reasons for each transgression

  • Shortage of vehicles due to breakdowns

(d) what steps is the municipality taking to ensure that it provides basic services to residents according to applicable legislation?

  • That it be mentioned that it is the endeavor of the department to ensure that residents receive at least one service per week in accordance with the National Domestic Waste Collection Standards. Whenever backlogs are created the City re-allocate resources within the next day or same week to deal with the existing backlogs. In such instances, residents are informed about the challenges experienced and when to take out their bins for collection.

The response to question PQ 504 is as follows:

(1) Please see the attached document for more information on the vehicles that were budgeted for and purchased. The number of refuse collection trucks that were budgeted for corresponds to the number of trucks that were actually purchased.

(2)  There were no variances between what was budgeted for and what was actually purchased.

The response to question PQ 505 is as follows:

  1. (a) Ten

(b) Where is each depot situated?

DEPOT

ADDRESS

CONTACT DETAILS

Alberton

Swartkoppies Complex, Swartkoppies Road, Randhart, Alberton

011 999 2598

Bedfordview

Cnr Van Vuuren and Skeen Boulevard, Bedfordview

011 999 0915

Benoni

4 Golden Drive, Morehill, Benoni

011 999 6827

Brakpan

C/o Lemmer and Denner Roads, Vulcania, Brakpan

011 999 7731

Boksburg

19 Reservoir Street, Boksburg South, Boksburg

011 999 5070

Edenvale

Cnr Lahla & Bahla rd, Sebenza, Edenvale

011 999 40/50

Germiston

Ostend Road (south of Jack Pienaar), Lower Germiston

011 999 5432

Kempton Park

Cnr H Lewis & Kelvin rd, Spartan , Kempton Park

011 999 4075

Nigel

Fred Wagener Street, Prosperitas, Nigel

011 999 9251

Springs

Stadium Road, Geduld Extention 4 Springs

011 999 8509

(c) Which geographical areas does each depot cover in relation to waste collection?

DEPOT

ADDRESS

CONTACT DETAILS

Alberton

Swartkoppies Complex, Swartkoppies Road, Randhart, Alberton

011 999 2598

Bedfordview

Cnr Van Vuuren and Skeen Boulevard, Bedfordview

011 999 0915

Benoni

4 Golden Drive, Morehill, Benoni

011 999 6827

Brakpan

C/o Lemmer and Denner Roads, Vulcania, Brakpan

011 999 7731

Boksburg

19 Reservoir Street, Boksburg South, Boksburg

011 999 5070

Edenvale

Cnr Lahla & Bahla rd, Sebenza, Edenvale

011 999 40/50

Germiston

Ostend Road (south of Jack Pienaar), Lower Germiston

011 999 5432

Kempton Park

Cnr H Lewis & Kelvin rd, Spartan , Kempton Park

011 999 4075

Nigel/ Duduza

Fred Wagener Street, Prosperitas, Nigel

011 999 9251

Springs/ Kwa-Thema

Stadium Road, Geduld Extention 4 Springs

011 999 8509

(d) What number of households and businesses are within the collection area of each depot?

The following areas are serviced by the City of Ekurhuleni internal staff:

DEPOT

SERVICE POINTS

Alberton

32307

Bedfordview

10659

Benoni

56561

Brakpan

23496

Boksburg

38823

Edenvale

18838

Germiston

50368

Kempton Park

59061

Nigel/ Duduza

30282

Springs/ Kwa-Thema

48177

 The following areas are serviced by the Service Providers:

AREA

SERVICE POINTS

Katlehong

54043

Thokoza

42759

Vosloorus/Boksburg South N17

57154

Tsakane/Langaville

46164

Daveyton/Etwatwa

56319

Tembisa 1 and Tembisa 2

74252

(2) 1:1000

(3)  

Vehicle Type

Depot

Mech. W/shop Responsible

Defect

Date of Breakdown

Days Out-standing

Workshop Remarks/Progress/ Comments

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Gears

2018/08/20

70

Department signed,DH signed documents were dropped off at CPO today 25.10.2018 for order number

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Control lever

2018/09/04

55

The report we received from the foreman was not correct, unfortunately he is on leave but we managed to get hold of the documents, compiled,signed and was sent to CPO for order number. 17.10.2018. Order outstanding

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Tail gate, lifter

2018/10/25

4

Qoutation outstanding

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Tailgate cover

2018/10/26

3

Booked in on 26 October 2018

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Service

2018/10/29

0

Booked in on 29 October 2018

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Gearbox

2018/08/31

59

Department signed,DH signed documents were dropped off at CPO today 25.10.2018 for order number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Overheating

2018/09/19

40

Strip & quote

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Packer blade cracked

2018/10/23

6

Awaiting official order

Lugger

Boksburg

Boksburg

Service & COF

2018/08/10

80

Awaiting official order

Lugger

Boksburg

Boksburg

Hydraulic Service

2018/08/15

75

14-4 signed by Manager to go to Fleet(At Keptonpark for signature)

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

PTO Pump burned

2018/08/10

80

Strip & quote

Lugger

Boksburg

Boksburg

Hydraulic Service

2018/08/10

80

Awaiting official order

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

COF & Service

2018/09/28

31

14-4 signed by Manager to go to Fleet

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Oil & Service

2018/07/23

98

Strip & quote

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Mian cylinder damaged

2018/06/14

137

Awaiting official order

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Damaged sweeper cylinder

2018/09/28

31

14-4 Initialed, must be signed by acting DH: Waste

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

COF & Service

2018/10/15

14

14-4 signed by Manager to go to Fleet(At Keptonpark for signature)

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Check Hydraulics

2018/10/19

10

14-4 signed by Manager to go to (At signature for signature)

Roll On

Boksburg

Boksburg

Clutch

2018/10/22

7

Awaiting official order

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

TRANSMISSION

2018/09/19

40

GERMISTON DEPOT

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

BIN LIFTERS

2018/10/25

4

GERMISTON DEPOT

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

SWITCH LINK BROKEN

2018/10/25

4

SWITCH LINK BROKEN

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

BIN LIFTERS

2018/02/05

266

BIN LIFTERS/AWAITING TENDER

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

CYLINDER MOUNTINGS

2018/06/14

137

CYLINDER MOUNTING

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

COMPACT SPEED SLOW

2018/10/12

17

COMPACT SPEED SLOW

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

OVERHEAT

2018/09/12

47

OVERHEAT/TRANSMISSION

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

SERVICE

2018/10/01

28

SERVICE

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

HYDRAULIC OIL LEAKS

2018/07/24

97

HYDRAULIC OIL LEAKS

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Hydrolic Pipe Leak

2018/07/13

108

papers for last signature/at DH Fleet

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Service & C.O.F

2018/10/01

28

order received/awaiting for spares

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Sweeper Blade Broken

2018/07/30

91

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

No Power

2018/04/23

189

 

D/Diff Lift On

Benoni

Benoni

Leaking from Gear Box

2018/08/06

84

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

P.T.O Pump Problem

2018/08/21

69

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Bin Lifters Broken

2018/10/02

27

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Hydrolic Oil Leak

2018/04/05

207

 

Lift-On

Benoni

Benoni

Overheating

2018/10/05

24

 

Compactor

Brakpan

Brakpan

COF

2018/09/19

40

VEHICLE CAME BACK FROM COF. WAS THEN REPORTED FOR GEARS. GEO ATTENDING TO PROBLEM AT PRESENT.

Load Lugger

Brakpan

Brakpan

Hydraulic pipe leaks on both Jack

2018/10/02

27

 

Compactor

Brakpan

Brakpan

Tail gate open half,head light and dash board,rear lights not working.

2018/10/10

19

 

Load Lugger

Brakpan

Brakpan

COF

2018/09/17

42

 

Skip

Springs

Springs

brake lights

2018/10/04

25

 

Compactor

Springs

Springs

Hydraulic leak

2018/10/26

3

Awaiting order

Compactor

Springs

Springs

Work in Kemptonpark

2018/10/08

21

 

Skip

Springs

Springs

Repair rediator

2018/10/22

7

Awaiting order

Lugger

Nigel

Nigel

Gearbox ,COF

2018/04/11

201

 

REL

Nigel

Nigel

Vehicle damaged by protesters

2018/07/09

112

Vehicle damaged during civil unrest

LDV

Nigel

Nigel

Oil seals

2018/08/20

70

Order submitted

REL

NIGEL

Nigel

Head gasket, radiator, turbo

2018/08/28

62

Awaitng order

Roro

Nigel

Nigel

Transmission problems

2018/10/23

6

 

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Hydraulics

2018/10/16

13

Busy with repairs

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Bin lifter arm broken

2018/10/03

26

Awaiting a quotation, Hydrapump sent vehicle back to Depo while waiting for quotation

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

COF

2018/10/03

26

Busy with repairs

SKIP

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Gearbox

2018/07/16

105

Busy with repairs

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Service

2018/07/16

105

Busy with service

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Hydraulic Pipe Burst

2018/10/18

11

Busy with repairs

ROLL ON

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Boom Arm Sensors

2018/10/16

13

Awaiting order

Mec-Benz

Edenvale

Kempton park

C.O.F and Service

2018/09/19

40

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Kempton park

Engine oil leak

2018/08/20

70

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Kempton park

Lifting boom cracked

2018/07/30

91

 

Isuzu

Edenvale

Kempton park

Clutch blade to be replaced

2018/10/05

24

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Mopedi

Air Leak and hydro oil pump

2018/10/24

5

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Panel Beater

Front Panel Gril

2018/10/29

0

 

Nissan

Edenvale

W/SHOP

C.O.F and Service

2018/10/29

15

 

Compactor

BEDFORD

KEMPTON

GEARBOX

2018/07/19

102

We received the quotation on the 16.08.2018

Skiploader

BEDFORD

KEMPTON

GEARBOX

2018/08/31

59

GEO ENGINEERING TO RE-INSPECT THE TRUCK

Compactor

BEDFORD

KEMPTON

GEARBOX OIL LEAK

2018/10/18

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MINISTRY FOR COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NUMBER 2020/178

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21 FEBRUARY 2019

Mrs A M Waters (DA) to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

Whether, with reference to her replies to questions (a) 130 on 5 July 2019, (b) 131 on 5 July 2019, (c) 187 on 5 July 2019 and (d) 239 on 1 August 2019, she will furnish Mr M Waters with copies of all (i) correspondence in which her department requested the said information and (ii) the responses from the City of Ekurhuleni; if not, why not? NW199E

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

Reply:

The response to question 178 consists of replies to the following questions, PQ 130, 131 and 187, which are attached for ease of reference.

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MINISTRY FOR COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NUMBER 2020/179

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21 FEBRUARY 2020

Dr A Lotriet (DA) to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

Whether, with reference to her replies to questions (a) 240 on 1 August 2019, (b) 503 on 16 September 2019, (c) 504 on 16 September 2019, (d) 505 on 16 September 2019 and (e) 506 on 16 September 2019, she will furnish Dr A Lotriet with copies of all (i) correspondence in which her department requested the said information and (ii) the responses from the City of Ekurhuleni; if not, why not? NW200E

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

Reply:

  1. Correspondence concerning PQ 240 is attached.
  2. Please see responses to PQ 240, PQ 503, PQ 504, PQ 505 and PQ 506 below.

The response to question PQ 240 is as follows:

(1) (a) Yes, the City has this facility, and (b) Yes, the mobile unit is fully functional.

(2) It was in use in another area.

(3) (a) N/A, (b) Our procurement process requires that we utilise the cheapest of a minimum of three quotations, and (C) The turn-around time.

(4) N/A

The response to question PQ 503 is as follows:

  1. Waste management services are transport reliant and dependent largely on mechanical workshop for repairs and maintenance to ensure availability of vehicles when breakdowns are experienced. It is thus imperative to have maximum vehicle availability at all times in order to effect seamless service to the community, which unfortunately due to turnaround times to repairs, sometimes it becomes a challenge to be on schedule owing to shortage of trucks.

(2) (a) Twice

(b) Kempton Park

(c) Shortage of vehicles due to breakdowns

(d) That it be mentioned that it is the endeavour of the department to ensure that residents receive at least one service per week in accordance with the National Domestic Waste Collection Standards. Whenever backlogs are created the City re-allocate resources within the next day or same week to deal with the existing backlogs. In such instances, residents are informed about the challenges experienced and when to take out their bins for collection.

 

The response to question PQ 504 is as follows:

  1. Please see the attached document for more information on the vehicles that were budgeted for and purchased. The number of refuse collection trucks that were budgeted for corresponds to the number of trucks that were actually purchased.
  1. There were no variances between what was budgeted for and what was actually purchased.

The response to question PQ 505 is as follows:

  1. (a) Ten

(b) Where is each depot situated?

DEPOT

ADDRESS

CONTACT DETAILS

Alberton

Swartkoppies Complex, Swartkoppies Road, Randhart, Alberton

011 999 2598

Bedfordview

Cnr Van Vuuren and Skeen Boulevard, Bedfordview

011 999 0915

Benoni

4 Golden Drive, Morehill, Benoni

011 999 6827

Brakpan

C/o Lemmer and Denner Roads, Vulcania, Brakpan

011 999 7731

Boksburg

19 Reservoir Street, Boksburg South, Boksburg

011 999 5070

Edenvale

Cnr Lahla & Bahla rd, Sebenza, Edenvale

011 999 40/50

Germiston

Ostend Road (south of Jack Pienaar), Lower Germiston

011 999 5432

Kempton Park

Cnr H Lewis & Kelvin rd, Spartan , Kempton Park

011 999 4075

Nigel

Fred Wagener Street, Prosperitas, Nigel

011 999 9251

Springs

Stadium Road, Geduld Extention 4 Springs

011 999 8509

(c) Which geographical areas does each depot cover in relation to waste collection?

DEPOT

ADDRESS

CONTACT DETAILS

Alberton

Swartkoppies Complex, Swartkoppies Road, Randhart, Alberton

011 999 2598

Bedfordview

Cnr Van Vuuren and Skeen Boulevard, Bedfordview

011 999 0915

Benoni

4 Golden Drive, Morehill, Benoni

011 999 6827

Brakpan

C/o Lemmer and Denner Roads, Vulcania, Brakpan

011 999 7731

Boksburg

19 Reservoir Street, Boksburg South, Boksburg

011 999 5070

Edenvale

Cnr Lahla & Bahla rd, Sebenza, Edenvale

011 999 40/50

Germiston

Ostend Road (south of Jack Pienaar), Lower Germiston

011 999 5432

Kempton Park

Cnr H Lewis & Kelvin rd, Spartan , Kempton Park

011 999 4075

Nigel/ Duduza

Fred Wagener Street, Prosperitas, Nigel

011 999 9251

Springs/ Kwa-Thema

Stadium Road, Geduld Extention 4 Springs

011 999 8509

(d) What number of households and businesses are within the collection area of each depot?

The following areas are serviced by the City of Ekurhuleni internal staff:

DEPOT

SERVICE POINTS

Alberton

32307

Bedfordview

10659

Benoni

56561

Brakpan

23496

Boksburg

38823

Edenvale

18838

Germiston

50368

Kempton Park

59061

Nigel/ Duduza

30282

Springs/ Kwa-Thema

48177

 The following areas are serviced by the Service Providers:

AREA

SERVICE POINTS

Katlehong

54043

Thokoza

42759

Vosloorus/Boksburg South N17

57154

Tsakane/Langaville

46164

Daveyton/Etwatwa

56319

Tembisa 1 and Tembisa 2

74252

(2) 1:1000

(3)

 Vehicle Type

Depot

Mech. W/shop Responsible

Defect

Date of Breakdown

Days Out-standing

Workshop Remarks/Progress/ Comments

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Gears

2018/08/20

70

Department signed,DH signed documents were dropped off at CPO today 25.10.2018 for order number

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Control lever

2018/09/04

55

The report we received from the foreman was not correct, unfortunately he is on leave but we managed to get hold of the documents, compiled,signed and was sent to CPO for order number. 17.10.2018. Order outstanding

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Tail gate, lifter

2018/10/25

4

Qoutation outstanding

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Tailgate cover

2018/10/26

3

Booked in on 26 October 2018

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Service

2018/10/29

0

Booked in on 29 October 2018

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Gearbox

2018/08/31

59

Department signed,DH signed documents were dropped off at CPO today 25.10.2018 for order number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Overheating

2018/09/19

40

Strip & quote

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Packer blade cracked

2018/10/23

6

Awaiting official order

Lugger

Boksburg

Boksburg

Service & COF

2018/08/10

80

Awaiting official order

Lugger

Boksburg

Boksburg

Hydraulic Service

2018/08/15

75

14-4 signed by Manager to go to Fleet(At Keptonpark for signature)

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

PTO Pump burned

2018/08/10

80

Strip & quote

Lugger

Boksburg

Boksburg

Hydraulic Service

2018/08/10

80

Awaiting official order

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

COF & Service

2018/09/28

31

14-4 signed by Manager to go to Fleet

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Oil & Service

2018/07/23

98

Strip & quote

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Mian cylinder damaged

2018/06/14

137

Awaiting official order

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Damaged sweeper cylinder

2018/09/28

31

14-4 Initialed, must be signed by acting DH: Waste

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

COF & Service

2018/10/15

14

14-4 signed by Manager to go to Fleet(At Keptonpark for signature)

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Check Hydraulics

2018/10/19

10

14-4 signed by Manager to go to (At signature for signature)

Roll On

Boksburg

Boksburg

Clutch

2018/10/22

7

Awaiting official order

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

TRANSMISSION

2018/09/19

40

GERMISTON DEPOT

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

BIN LIFTERS

2018/10/25

4

GERMISTON DEPOT

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

SWITCH LINK BROKEN

2018/10/25

4

SWITCH LINK BROKEN

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

BIN LIFTERS

2018/02/05

266

BIN LIFTERS/AWAITING TENDER

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

CYLINDER MOUNTINGS

2018/06/14

137

CYLINDER MOUNTING

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

COMPACT SPEED SLOW

2018/10/12

17

COMPACT SPEED SLOW

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

OVERHEAT

2018/09/12

47

OVERHEAT/TRANSMISSION

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

SERVICE

2018/10/01

28

SERVICE

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

HYDRAULIC OIL LEAKS

2018/07/24

97

HYDRAULIC OIL LEAKS

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Hydrolic Pipe Leak

2018/07/13

108

papers for last signature/at DH Fleet

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Service & C.O.F

2018/10/01

28

order received/awaiting for spares

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Sweeper Blade Broken

2018/07/30

91

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

No Power

2018/04/23

189

 

D/Diff Lift On

Benoni

Benoni

Leaking from Gear Box

2018/08/06

84

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

P.T.O Pump Problem

2018/08/21

69

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Bin Lifters Broken

2018/10/02

27

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Hydrolic Oil Leak

2018/04/05

207

 

Lift-On

Benoni

Benoni

Overheating

2018/10/05

24

 

Compactor

Brakpan

Brakpan

COF

2018/09/19

40

VEHICLE CAME BACK FROM COF. WAS THEN REPORTED FOR GEARS. GEO ATTENDING TO PROBLEM AT PRESENT.

Load Lugger

Brakpan

Brakpan

Hydraulic pipe leaks on both Jack

2018/10/02

27

 

Compactor

Brakpan

Brakpan

Tail gate open half,head light and dash board,rear lights not working.

2018/10/10

19

 

Load Lugger

Brakpan

Brakpan

COF

2018/09/17

42

 

Skip

Springs

Springs

brake lights

2018/10/04

25

 

Compactor

Springs

Springs

Hydraulic leak

2018/10/26

3

Awaiting order

Compactor

Springs

Springs

Work in Kemptonpark

2018/10/08

21

 

Skip

Springs

Springs

Repair radiator

2018/10/22

7

Awaiting order

Lugger

Nigel

Nigel

Gearbox ,COF

2018/04/11

201

 

REL

Nigel

Nigel

Vehicle damaged by protesters

2018/07/09

112

Vehicle damaged during civil unrest

LDV

Nigel

Nigel

Oil seals

2018/08/20

70

Order submitted

REL

NIGEL

Nigel

Head gasket, radiator, turbo

2018/08/28

62

Awaitng order

Roro

Nigel

Nigel

Transmission problems

2018/10/23

6

 

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Hydraulics

2018/10/16

13

Busy with repairs

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Bin lifter arm broken

2018/10/03

26

Awaiting a quotation, Hydrapump sent vehicle back to Depo while waiting for quotation

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

COF

2018/10/03

26

Busy with repairs

SKIP

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Gearbox

2018/07/16

105

Busy with repairs

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Service

2018/07/16

105

Busy with service

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Hydraulic Pipe Burst

2018/10/18

11

Busy with repairs

ROLL ON

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Boom Arm Sensors

2018/10/16

13

Awaiting order

Mec-Benz

Edenvale

Kempton park

C.O.F and Service

2018/09/19

40

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Kempton park

Engine oil leak

2018/08/20

70

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Kempton park

Lifting boom cracked

2018/07/30

91

 

Isuzu

Edenvale

Kempton park

Clutch blade to be replaced

2018/10/05

24

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Mopedi

Air Leak and hydro oil pump

2018/10/24

5

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Panel Beater

Front Panel Gril

2018/10/29

0

 

Nissan

Edenvale

W/SHOP

C.O.F and Service

2018/10/29

15

 

Compactor

BEDFORD

KEMPTON

GEARBOX

2018/07/19

102

We received the quotation on the 16.08.2018

Skiploader

BEDFORD

KEMPTON

GEARBOX

2018/08/31

59

GEO ENGINEERING TO RE-INSPECT THE TRUCK

Compactor

BEDFORD

KEMPTON

GEARBOX OIL LEAK

2018/10/18

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The response to question PQ 506 is as follows:

  1. 49 cases
  2. See the table below
  3. See the table below

Alleged Offence

SAPS Station

SAPS CAS number

Outcome

Assault

Edenvale

120/08/2017

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Corruption

Thokoza

42/09/2017

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Assault

Primrose

76/09/2017 and 56/09/2017

Both criminal matters withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

House breaking

Bedfordview

100/09/2017

Criminal matter in court

Culpable Homicide

Springs

105/09/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Tembisa

253/09/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Drunk and Driving

Loss of firearm

Springs

Springs

303/09/2017 and 304/09/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS Still under investigation by SAPS

Armed robbery, corruption and Defeating the ends of justice

Benoni

33/10/2017

Criminal matter in court

Corruption

Duduza

112/11/2017

Criminal matter in court

Unlicensed firearm

Emondle KZN

115/11/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Unlicensed firearm

Norkem Park

05/12/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Alberton

280/12/2017

Criminal matter in court

Drink and driving

Germiston

356/12/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Discharge of firearm

Tsakane

406/12/2017

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Corruption

Kempton Park

697/12/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Reckless driving

Thokoza

19/01/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Trespassing

Actonville

47/01/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Crimen Injuria

Katlehong

48/01/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Assault

Nigel

07/02/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Corruption

Mondeor

455/02/2018

Criminal matter in court

Discharge of firearm

Benoni

04/03/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Murder

Daveyton

18/03/2018

Matter finalised guilty – sentence imprisonment

Pointing of Firearm

Katlehong

238/03/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Murder

Tsakane

415/03/2018

Criminal matter in court

Trading in precious metals (Gold)

Springs

370/04/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Welbekend

42/05/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Katlehong North

62/05/2018

Criminal matter in court

Corruption

Vosloorus

420/05/2018

Criminal matter in court

Fraud and corruption

Mtubatuba KZN

26/07/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Brakpan

11/08/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Pointing of firearm

Springs

99/08/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption (Selling of Jobs)

Brakpan

156/08/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Assault

Vosloorus

06/10/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Use vehicle without permission

Primrose

142/10/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Assault

Etwatwa

183/10/2018

Still under investigation by IPID

Corruption

Tembisa

473/10/2018

Criminal matter in court

Assault

Alberton

201/11/2018

Still under investigation

Domestic Violence

Crystal Park

275/11/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Attempted murder

Tembisa

300/01/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Possession of stolen vehicle

Springs

453/02/2019

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Discharge firearm in residential area

Boksburg

43/03/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Attempted Murder

Springs

531/03/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Armed robbery

Kempton Park

685/03/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Pointing of firearm

Kempton Park

291/04/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Domestic violence

Springs

264/05/2019

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Loss of firearm

Vosloorus

30/07/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Tembisa

238/07/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

SUMMARY

Period from 1 August 2017 to 31 August 2019 (2 years)

Type of criminal case Total number

Corruption 14

Assault 07

Discharge of firearm 03

Crimen injuria 01

Possession of unlicensed firearm 02

Pointing of firearm 03

Murder 02

Drunk driving 02

Attempted murder 02

Armed robbery 02

Domestic violence 02

Reckless and Negligence driving 01

Trading in precious metal (Gold) 01

Possession of stolen vehicle 01

Culpable homicide 01

House breaking 01

Loss of firearm 02

Trespassing 01

Use vehicle without owner permission 01

TOTAL 49

07 May 2021 - NW961

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Lorimer, Mr JR to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

Whether his department is taking any steps to reverse the decline of the Republic’s share of the global exploration investment, which is currently standing at 1% and decreasing; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1128E

Reply:

The Department is currently developing an Exploration Implementation Plan to enhance exploration attractiveness and will position the country to at least 3% share of the global exploration expenditure in the next 3 to 5 years.

07 May 2021 - NW764

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

1) What is the (a) annual income for the department derived from rental of the state land lease programme, (b) total number of lessees in each province and (c) name of the account where the leases are being paid into; (2) whether the (a) land reform account is being administered by the Department of Land Reform and (b) income is being ring-fenced and used for maintenance on the farms; if not, why not in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

  1. (a) R 9 640 943
  1. Please refer to the table below:

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

KwaZulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Northern Cape

Western Cape

Total

187

249

180

120

139

260

143

268

59

1 605

  1. The Proactive land Acquisition Strategy bank account.
  1. (a) Yes, the Agricultural Land Holding Account is administered by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development.
  1. No, in terms of clause 16, of the State Land Lease and Disposal policy. maintenance is a lessee responsibility

06 May 2021 - NW541

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to section 64 (c)(2)(g) of the South African Police Service Act, Act 6 of 1995, whereby each Metro Police service is supposed to submit an annual plan, in which years, since its inception, did the Ekurhulenl Metro Police Service submit such plans?

Reply:

The Office of the Provincial Commissioner of Gauteng has record that the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Service submitted their annual plans, for the following financial years: 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 201s 2o1e, 2o19 2020 and 2020/2021.

Reply to question 541 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date
: 2021-03-09

Reply to question 541 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE
: 05/05/2021

06 May 2021 - NW261

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Arries, Ms LH to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether her department has conducted any study to find out what total number of children have been left orphaned as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; if not, why not; if so, what interventions has she made to ensure that the specified children are not left destitute?

Reply:

No, the Department has not conducted such study. However, in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders, the Department developed an Emergency Response Plan to address the needs of vulnerable children who have been affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The plan complements other services to orphans and vulnerable children which include psychosocial support services and social assistance in a form of social grants.

It is important to point out to the Honourable Member that the Department renders services to orphans and vulnerable irrespective of the cause of orphanhood as guided by the provisions of the Children’s Act (Act No. 38 of 2005). This is to avoid stigma and discrimination.

The department further implements Community Based Prevention and Early intervention programme to ensure early identification of orphans and vulnerable children. Others include training and deployment of Child and Youth Care Workers at a community level who work in a space of a child and support and empower children who are vulnerable and those orphaned with life skills, home works and household chores. They refer and link these children with other resources where necessary.

06 May 2021 - NW543

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the City of Ekurhuleni Metro Police training academy meets alt national standards as far as training facilities are concerned as set by the National Police Commissioner in accordance with section 64 (L)(1) of the South African Police Service Act, Act 6 of 1995; if not, (a) which aspects fail to meet the minimum national standards, (b) on what date was the last inspection of the training academy conducted and (c) what were the findings of the inspection?

Reply:

(a)(b)(c)

The training academies of the Municipal Police Services are regulated by the South African Qualifications Authority Act, 1995 (Act No. 58 of 1995) and do not resort under the responsibility or control of the South African Police Service (SAPS).

Reply to question 543 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date
: 2021-03-09

Reply to question 543 approved

 

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE
: 05/05/2021

 

 

06 May 2021 - NW905

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What are the relevant details of the training that has to be taken by members of the SA Police Service involved in public order policing; (2) whether there has been any change in the specified training from 1 January 1994 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) The relevant details of the training, which has to be taken by members sf the South African Police Service (SAPS), involved in Public Order Policing (POP), is reflected below.

  • Crowd Management for Platoon Commanders Learning Programme.
  • Crowd Management for Platoon Members Learning Programme.
  • Crowd Management on Section Level.
  • RG-12 Nyala Operators Course.
  • Video Operators Course.
  • First Line Operational Manager Course, Module 2.
  • Crowd Management Refresher Course.
  • Crowd Conflict Management.
  • First Responder to Crowd Gathering Workshop.
  • Dangerous Weapons Act, 2013 (Act No. 15 of 2013).
  • Water Cannon Operators Course.
  • Crowd Conflict Management.

(2) Yes, all the training material, with regard to POP, has been revised. The details are reflected below:

06 May 2021 - NW721

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Social Development

(a) What extra-territorial jurisdiction does she rely on in the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act, Act 7 of 2013, or powers given to her by the courts to monitor adoptive South African children living in foreign countries and (b) what mechanisms are in place to prevent human trafficking of children in foreign countries, taking into account the more than 1500 inter-country adoptions in the past 10 years?

Reply:

a) The South African courts have extra-territorial jurisdiction to prosecute acts of trafficking committed outside its borders as per section 12 (1) of the said Act.

If a person adopt a child in South Africa for the purposes of exploitation of child in a foreign country, such person is guilty of an offence as stipulated in section 4 (2) (a) of the said Act. The person can be prosecuted in South Africa regardless of whether or not the acts (trafficking) constitute an offence in the country where they were committed.

b) The South African Central Authority have put measures in place to prevent trafficking of children adopted in foreign countries by entering into inter-country adoption working agreements with those countries. These measures include post adoption services that are expected to be rendered by the accredited foreign adoption agencies for a period of five years to the children and adoptive families.

The foreign accredited adoption agencies are expected to compile post adoption reports twice in the first year then annually which are forwarded to the SA child protection organisations and the SA Central Authority. Engagements on progress are in place on the wellbeing, adjustment and functioning of children and their families.

The Central Authority and the accredited child protection organisations do visit the foreign adoption agencies, Central Authorities and adoptive families to ensure compliance to post adoption measures. During the financial year 2019/2020, some of the officials from the Central Authority and accredited CPO visited Belgium and Denmark to monitor children who were adopted.

06 May 2021 - NW415

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Mohlala, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What are the reasons that the SA Police Service (SAPS) used water cannons to dispeme the elderly and the disabled at the SA Social Security Agency offices in Bellville, Cape Town, on 15 January 2021; (2) whether any steps will be taken against the SAPS officers who gave orders for the use of water cannons on the elderly and the disabled?

Reply:

(1) The South African Police Service (SAPS) is not in a position to respond at this stage, as the matter is currently under investigation by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).
(2) In the event that the IPID recommends that steps be taken, the SAPS will consider implementing the recommendations.

Reply to question 415 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date
: 2021-03-04

Reply to question 415 approved

 

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE
: 05/05/2021

06 May 2021 - NW277

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Police

(1) (a) What total amount has been budgeted for the operation of the Air Wing and (b) has he found the amount to be sufficient to keep it operational; (2) whether maintenance on all aircraft is done in accordance to applicable regulations; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the (a) aircraft and (b) maintenance plan for each?

Reply:

(1)(a) A total of R86 743 000,00 has been budgeted for the operation of the South African Police Service (SAPS) Air Wing .

(1)(b) Yes, the amount is sufficient to keep it operational.

  1. Yes, the aircraft are maintained in accordance to applicable regulations. (2)(a) The relevant details of the aircraft, are as follows:
    • 13 x AS350B3 (H125) helicopters
    • 1 x BK 117 helicopter

a    1 x Beechcraft King Air 90

  • 1 x Cessna Sovereign Citation 680
  • 6 x Robinson R44 helicopters
  • 2 x MD 500 helicopters
  • 9 x Pilatus PC 6
  • 1 x Pilatus PC 12

(2)(b) The relevant details of the maintenance plan for each aircraft, are as follows: o           13 x AS350B3 (H125) helicopters are maintained by SOFOMAR.

  • 1 x BK 117 helicopter is maintained by Airbus Helicopter, Southern Africa.
  • 1 x Beechcraft King Air 90 is maintained by Absolute Aviation.
  • 1 x Cessna Sovereign Citation 680 is maintained by Absolute Aviation.
  • 6 x Robinson R44 helicopters- currently no maintenance contract (Maintenance is done through a quotation process. The SAPS is in a process of putting a maintenance contract in place).
  • 2 x MD 500 helicopters- currently no maintenance contract (Maintenance is done through a quotation process. The SAPS is in a process of putting a maintenance contract in place).

a 9 x Pilatus PC 6’s- currently no maintenance contract (Maintenance is done through a quotation process. The SAPS is in a process of putting a maintenance contract in place).

  • 1 x Pilatus PC 12- currently no maintenance contract (Maintenance is done through a quotation process. The SAPS is in a process of putting a maintenance contract in place).

 

Reply to question 277 recommended/

 

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date
: 2021-03-04

Reply to question 277 approved

 

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE
: 05/05/2021

05 May 2021 - NW734

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)       Whether, with regard to the court order obtained in August 2020 that Denel must pay all salaries in arrears, the salaries have now been paid; if not, what are the (a) reasons that Denel failed to comply with the specified court order and (b) consequences of being in contempt of court for Denel; if so, (2) Whether the salaries have been paid in full; if not, (a) why not, (b) which salaries have not been paid as yet and (c) what are the amounts of the outstanding salaries; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

According to the information received from Denel

1. The employees’ salaries for the period May to July 2020 have not been paid in full. Even though the quantum of the outstanding payments has reduced, there is still an outstanding portion:

a) The reason for Denel’s failure to comply with the Court Order is that Denel does not have the money to comply with the outstanding financial obligations in terms of the court order.

b) The consequence of Denel being in contempt of court is that if it were to be found to be guilty of contempt, the court may impose a fine or imprisonment and/or both. The court has since given its judgement (dated 8 March 2021) and Denel and its directors have for now not been found to be in contempt of court.

c) The court has, however, not dismissed the application and has postponed these proceedings and to require Denel to file an affidavit on a date prior to the reconvened hearing to report further progress towards full compliance with the court order.

2. The salaries have not been paid in full.

a) The salaries have not been paid in full due to Denel’s financial inability to effect payment.

b) Please refer to the attached Spreadsheet marked Annexure A.

  • The spreadsheet addresses outstanding salary payments and third party payments (money deducted to pay 3rd party beneficiaries) in respect of Solidarity and UASA’s members, for whom the court order applies and for the rest of employees excepted by the court order.

c) nRefer to point (b) above.

d) Solidarity and UASA have since obtained warrants of execution totaling an amount of R12,7 Million and for which Denel in proposing a stay of execution while the parties engage in finding an amicable solution.

There are constructive engagements taking place between the Board and management of Denel and the trades unions, with a view to obtaining consensus on resolving the crises faced by Denel due to state capture and to ensure the wellbeing of employees.

                                             

05 May 2021 - NW681

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De Villiers, Mr JN to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any entity reporting to him makes use of private security firms; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, what is the (i) name of each firm, (ii) purpose, (iii) value and (iv) duration of each specified contract?

Reply:

Departmental information

a) Department of Public Enterprise is using a Private Security Firm

(a)(i) GMP Security Services

(a)(ii) To render security guarding service of office premises

(a)(iii) R 499 100

(a)(iv) 5 months

According to the information received from Alexkor

(i) Name of each firm

Revert Security

Matek Security

(ii) Purpose

Revert Security – Day to day security services for mine operations.

Matek Security – Specialised Task Team service to protect the mina against illegal miners

(iii) Value

Revert Security – R 1 245 350, 83 per month

Matek Security – R270, 749.85 per month

(iv) Duration of each specified contract?

Revert Security 5 years, extended with 2 years, start Feb 2018 end date Feb 2025

Matek Security 6 months, start 13 November 2020, end date 15 May 2021

According to the information received from Denel

a) Not applicable

b) Yes, Denel SOC Ltd makes use of private security firms. Some divisions (OTR and PMP) have security guards in their employ. Denel Dynamics is partially insourced (inner perimeter).

(b)

(i) name of each firm

(ii) purpose

(iii) value

(iv) duration

Mafoko Security

Provision of security services for NKP and non-NKP for Denel Campuses (Kempton Park)

R32,105,706.12

3 Years

Omega Wise JV

Physical Guarding and Patrol of NKP sites (DLS Centurion)

R24,986,000.00

3 Years

Omega Wise JV

Physical Guarding and Patrol of NKP sites (DVS Benoni & Alrode)

R14,828,354.28

3 Years

Wise Business and Risk Solution

Provision of physical security service on the Denel Dynamics (Irene Campus) premises-National Key Point( NKP)

R7,893,656,65

3 Years

According to the information received from Eskom

  1. Not applicable
  2. Yes, Eskom Security makes use of private security companies for physical guarding services rendered at NKP and other Eskom sites.

The physical security guarding services are procured as an outsourced service to supplement the in-house security capability. Services are procured on fixed, rates based contracts and contracts are awarded only to compliant and accredited private security companies.

  1. (ii) and (iii) The name of each firm, purpose and the value of each contract are as set out in Annexure A.

(iv) The duration of the current security guarding contracts is 18 months, set to expire on 31 March 2021.

According to the information received from SAFCOL

(b) Yes, SAFCOL uses Private Security Firms as depicted in the table below:

According to the information received from South African Airways

a) Not applicable.

(b)(i)(ii) SAA is procuring security services from a service provider called Reshebile Aviation and Protection Service for securing the premises and access there to.

(b)(iii) The value is current about R1m a month.

(b)(iv) This contract expired on 31 March 2020. It is currently being extended on a month to month basis.

According to the information received from South African Express response:

Not relevant as the entity is under liquidation.

According to the information received from Transnet response:

a) Not applicable

b) Transnet does make use of private security firms which are listed as Annexure A.

(b)(iii) The total contract value on active Security firms is R 1, 864,952,665.99.

Remarks: Reply: Approved / Not Approved

Kgathatso Tlhakudi Pravin Gordhan, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

05 May 2021 - NW841

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)With reference to Eskom’s De Wilge Residential Development Project in respect of which the costs ballooned from R160 million to R840 million, what (a) Are names of the service providers who were contracted to build the flats and (b) Is the breakdown of the amount that was paid to each of them; (2) Whether anyone has been held accountable for the wasteful expenditure; if not, why not; if so, (a) Who and (b) What action was taken against them? NW1002E

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom:

  1. (a) and (b)

The Wilge Residential Development contract was awarded at R 260.46 million for the completion of 336 unit-flats by December2013. Liviero Wilge Joint Venture (LWJV) was contracted to build the flats.

The cost incurred to date is R 632.64 million on the development of the flats paid to Liviero Wilge Joint Venture (LWJV) and an additional R 209.23 million on common infrastructure and related work paid to other service providers as set out in Table 1 below. The total amount that was paid to service providers was R 841.87 million.

Table 1: Other service providers for services and supporting infrastructure work

Service provider (a)

Contracted service

Total value (b)

BKS-PALACE CONSORTIUM

Engineering services

R   55 968 777.66

Emalahleni Planning

Municipality planning

R          28 377.72

ENSafrica

Legal services

R 7 248 484.67

Eskom Rotek Industries (ERI)

Kitchen and electrical network

R 16 935 475.64

Fabricated Steel Manufacturing Company

Kitchen building

R     4 525 945.94

Huntrex 116

Security

R     2 434 485.77

Liviero Wilge Accommodation

Accommodation during construction

R   40 632 852.63

Service Provider (a)

Contracted Service

Total Value (b)

Mbanga Trading Enterprise

Kitchen equipment

R     3 558 621.64

Moremantsa

Furniture

R 17 224 340.00

MRMS

Pump station and water/sewer pipelines

R 15 530 657.37

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Background checks

R 30 168.00

Sphilasethu Security Services

Security

R     1 719 999.60

Thabelo Personnel

Labour broker resources

R 3 826 293.96

Themba Consultants

Engineering services and labour broker resources

R   24 781 473.44

Thusanang Cast

Kitchen

R   11 572 419.18

Ukwazi

Electrical repairs to 22kV supply

R          58 495.29

Unyokane Trading Enterprise

Security

R     2 342 900.00

Zitholele Consulting

Water use licence for pipelines

R 808 042.80

Total

 

R 209 227 811.31

2 (a) and (b)

In 2019, Eskom instituted disciplinary action against the General Manager of Facilities of which the Wilge Project is part. The disciplinary process was concluded in January 2020 and the General Manager was found guilty and subsequently, Eskom terminated his employment.

Eskom has initiated a legal process recovering moneys from the General Manager concerned.

Eskom is currently concluding disciplinary process on an additional implicated employee, this process is at an advance stage

05 May 2021 - NW938

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) financial bearing has Denel received from their export partners in the past two financial years, (b) does Denel expect in the coming financial year, (c) new business opportunities are expected to be executed in the coming financial year, (d) is the financial outcome of the specified opportunities, (e) contracts has Denel got with the United Nations and (f) is the monetary value of each contract?

Reply:

According to the information received from Denel:

a)Denel does not have export partners.

b) Not applicable

c) This is commercially sensitive information. However, as part of the restructuring and transformation of Denel, the Board and management are making every effort to both improve marketing and production. This will take time to accomplish. The loss of Intellectual property, skilled staff to foreign interests and general negligence of previous boards have had a severe impact on Denel.

d) This is commercially sensitive information.

e) None

f) None

05 May 2021 - NW922

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

How does he intend to recoup wasted and fruitless expenditure running into millions of Rands from the failed accommodation block that was constructed for workers at the Kusile Power Station?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

Eskom is in the process of quantifying the losses incurred and the parties against whom legal actions should be taken. Counsel has been engaged to advise on the merits of intended action.

05 May 2021 - NW707

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)  What are the details of the crew of the SA Airways (SAA) aircraft that departed on 24 February 2021 to the Kingdom of Belgium to collect another batch of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, including but not limited to (a) number of crew members, (b) the role of each crew member, (c) the names of each crew member, (d) the length of service in the roles that each specified crew member carried out and (e) details of regulatory training of the flight crew; (2) What are the details of the procurement process followed in order to select the SAA air services to fetch the vaccines from Belgium; (3) Were all aviation regulations and requirements for the aircraft and pilots adhered to; if not, (a) what exemptions were issued, (b) by whom were exemptions issued and (c) what facility was used for the flight deck crew training? NW826E

Reply:

(1) The Department is unable to provide this information due to the industrially charged environment at SAA and the risk that such a disclosure could pose to employees concerned. However, DPE can confirm that the flight was operated by an experienced Captain, First officer, and Flight engineer.

(2) SAA has been utilized, as a 100% government-owned entity, at the request of government, on numerous occasions, in supporting the pandemic related efforts: repatriation of citizens, collection of PPEs etc. SAA has also assisted international organisations such as the World Food Program to distribute its aid to neighbouring countries in the continent.

(3) SAA complied with SAA requirements to operate the flight. The exemptions obtained were in relation to crew re-currency in the following areas:

    • External training facility.
    • External instructor qualification to conduct training for SAA pilots.
    • Pilots regaining recency.
    • Recurrent training:

05 May 2021 - NW824

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether, with phase one of the vaccine roll-out process targeting frontline healthcare workers, entities that fall under his department have devised any vaccine roll-out strategies for their employees; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

According to the information received from ALEXKOR

a) The four (4) frontline healthcare workers, employees at the Alexkor Occupational health Department, have been registered on the National Department of Health Electronic Vaccine Data System. Currently all vaccines are being coordinated and supplied by the NDOH.

Dr Vaughan was contacted on 13 March 2021 to inform him that the vaccination roll-out will start with the general practitioners in the district.

Dr Vic Vaughan

Occupational Medical Practitioner

Have been registered under Nababeep Clinic, Namaqua District.

George Richards

Occupational Health Nursing Practitioner

Have been registered under Alexanderbaai Clinic, Namaqua District.

SMS confirmation 02 March 2021

Karl Adams

Emergency Care Technician

Have been registered under Alexanderbaai Clinic, Namaqua District.

SMS confirmation 02 March 2021

Teschwill Matthys

Basic Ambulance Assistant

Have been registered under Alexanderbaai Clinic, Namaqua District.

SMS confirmation 02 March 2021

According to the information received from DENEL

Denel’s workers are not classified as frontline workers therefore, the SOC does not have a vaccine roll-out plan for this category of workers.

According to the information received from ESKOM

Eskom has a COVID-19 Vaccine strategy and roll-out plan that is aligned to the national vaccine strategy. As part of phase 1, Eskom frontline health care workers have registered on the Electronic Vaccine Data System (EVDS) and await to be vaccinated.

Attached is the Eskom COVID-19 vaccine strategy and roll-out plan. It outlines the process to vaccinate employees and contract workers.

According to the information received from SAFCOL

SAFCOL has 3 517 employees (including permanent employees, fixed term employees and contractors) as at February 2021. SAFCOL employees are not frontline workers and are therefore not affected in phase one of the national vaccine rollout process.

Subject to resolution of challenges, relating to financing of vaccines and medical skills constraints at the two clinics owned by SAFCOL, SAFCOL’s vaccine rollout plan is cognisant of the fact that Government will source, distribute and oversee the rollout of the vaccine. Furthermore, that Government, as the sole purchaser of vaccines, will distribute it to provincial governments and the private sector. Consequently, SAFCOL’s roll-out plan will be aligned to the Government roll-out plan as and when the relevant phases are announced. SAFCOL will implement the vaccination programme following a phased approach as detailed in the roll-out plan below.

Phase 1 - Rollout for SAFCOL.

(Phase one for SAFCOL will be implemented when the Government implement its phase two. SAFCOL will include the following employees)

Phase 2 - Rollout for SAFCOL

(Phase two for SAFCOL. For SAFCOL will be implemented when the Government implement its phase three. SAFCOL will include the following employees)

Every employee over 60 years and those over 18 years with co-morbidities.

Every employee older than 18 years, who were not covered during Phase 1, targeting the entire workforce.

Production workers and employees who cannot work from home.

 

Change and Stakeholder Management

  • SAFCOL employees are educated on the vaccine and are encouraged to be vaccinated to ensure the success of the programme.
  • SAFCOL’s existing COVID-19 communications and wellness programmes have commenced with communications around vaccine rollout to the limited extent possible at this point in time. Clear communication will continuously emphasise the fact that all employees’ personal wishes to receive the vaccine (or not), will be respected with no adverse impacts in terms of the employment relationship.
  • Onsite consultation with union and contractors will be encouraged.

Risk Management Strategy

  • The rollout plan will start gradually with small groups of employees, to manage implementation risk.
  • Employee consent/participation forms will be implemented through the clinics to keep accurate records that will inform evaluation on the impact of the vaccine rollout programme and any improvement decisions required over time.

According to the information from SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS

South African Airways does not have a roll-out strategy.

According to the information received from SOUTH AFRICAN EXPRESS

Not applicable. The SOC is under provisional liquidation.

According to the information received from TRANSNET

1. Transnet does not have any healthcare workers who are classified as 1a frontline health care workers as per Government’s classification and roll-out phases. However, Transnet does have healthcare workers who are classified as category 1b and has ensured that this category of employees are registered on the EVDS (Electronic Vaccine Data System) in preparation for their round of vaccinations.

2. Transnet does have an approach to ensure the roll-out of vaccinations for its employees and has segmented its employee’s according to Government’s Three (3) Phase roll-out plan. The Transnet Occupational Health Clinics are also being equipped for vaccinations to be administered to all Transnet employees.

05 May 2021 - NW946

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Ms B M van Minnen (DA) to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises: (a) What are the reasons that a certain person at Eskom (details furnished) has been suspended as the Standing Committee on Public Accounts has been informed and (b) for what allegations is he being investigated?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

(a) and (b)

The CPO, Solly Tshitangano, is suspended pending the finalisation of a disciplinary hearing. Broadly speaking, the CPO is facing the following charges:

  • gross misconduct in the form of gross dereliction of duty and/or a failure to exercise due care;
  • gross misconduct in the form of gross dishonesty;
  • gross negligence in the performance of his duties;
  • failure to carry out instructions;
  • breaching the conditions of his suspension;
  • distributing confidential Eskom documents to a third party;
  • making any false statement or representation that relates to, or ensues from, his duties;
  • disclosing confidential information obtained in the course of his duties to third parties;
  • breaching Eskom’s procurement and supply chain management procedure; and
  • breaching his fiduciary and statutory duties as set out in the Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999.

05 May 2021 - NW937

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)     What (a) has Denel currently got on its order book and (b) does it amount to? (2) Whether Denel has formed equity partners; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, who are the partners? (3)(a) Who are the current export partners of Denel and (b) what percentage do they have within their market? NW1104E

Reply:

According to the information received from Denel:

(1)(a) Export and domestic contract for various product lines

(1)(b) Over R11 billion

(2) Denel has not entered into any strategic equity partnership in recent time. The last strategic equity partnership that Denel established was 9 years ago when it entered into strategic joint venture with Tawazun Dynamics of the United Arab Emirates. The Board is in the process of reviewing Denel overall strategy, which includes the position on strategic equity partnerships.

(3)(a) Denel does not have export partners. The entity exports according to its contractual obligations it has to its customers.

(3)(b) Not applicable.

 

05 May 2021 - NW626

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Komane, Ms RN to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)(a) Which state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have been identified as financially unviable by his department and (b) what steps will he take with regard to the specified SOEs?

Reply:

(a) The viability of the companies within the DPE portfolio would need to be assessed against a wider criterion of repurposing and rationalization of the SOE to make them fit for purpose. Once this exercise is completed then a definite answer can be provided which not only looks purely at financial viability but takes into account operational, strategic and national importance as well as responding to the economic reconstruction and recovery plan.

This work is currently being undertaken by the Presidential State-Owned Enterprises Council (“PSEC”) workstream on consolidation and rationalization.

(b) At an appropriate time, and once all the governance processes have been followed then appropriate steps will be communicated.

05 May 2021 - NW939

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Whether, with reference to the accommodation building that was built at the Kusile Power Station by a certain company (name furnished) with an estimated contract worth R160 million, an (a) official quote was submitted and (b) agreement was entered into with the specified company for the construction of the units; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether an addendum was added to the agreement in terms of additional work that was required; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3)(a) what was the total monetary value of the contract, (b) who was responsible for managing the contract and (c) was there a time frame put in place in terms of penalties imposed if the time frames were not met; (4) whether the (a) plans, engineering compliances and bill of quantities submitted and approved by the local authority and (b) final inspections and electrical compliances were carried out by local authorities; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details (5) whether the project was inspected and a certificate issued by the National Home Builders Registration Council in terms of inspection; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom:

(1)(a)

An open tender process was followed and twenty-four (24) companies submitted tenders.

(1)(b)

On 3 July 2012, Eskom Holdings SOC Limited awarded a contract (4600046997) to Liviero Wilge Joint Venture (LWJV) for the construction of 336 units on erf 165 Wilge Township (enquiry number PS(K)2011/UR/01). The duration of the contract was 18 months and the accepted contract price was R226 485 875.455 excluding value-added tax (VAT) and cost price adjustment (CPA).

(2)

The following modifications were approved by the relevant delegated authorities:

 

Modification No.

Approval Date

Approved Contract Value

Reasons for Change

Approval Authority

0

3 May 2012

R226 485 875

Initial approval

R300m Procurement Tender Committee (PTC)

1

8 May 2013

R264 795 470

Inclusion of project labour agreement

R300m PTC

2

10 December 2013

R264 795 470

Labour and design issues

Extension of time, no cost

R50m – R300m PTC

3

25 July 2014

R264 795 470

Legal dispute, time extension, no cost

R50m – R300m PTC

4

25 March 2015

R388 249 150

First addendum condonation

Exco Procurement Sub-Committee (PSC)

5

28 June 2016

R447 749 277

Memorandum of understanding

Exco PSC

6

4 August 2017

R608 879 139

Termination cost

Board tender committee

Final

9 May 2018

R600 480 000 (excl. cost price adjustment)

Adjudication outcome

 

(3)(a)

Initially, the total contract monetary value was R226,5 million and the final monetary value at

adjudication was R600,48 million (excluding cost price adjustment).

(3)(b)

Mr. Reuben Mamorare, General Manager for Group Capital Division Facilities.

(3)(c)

Delay damages for sectional completion were included in the contract at 0.04% per day, calculated as a percentage of the prices at the date of contract award. The deadline for Section 1 that included blocks C, D, E and F was 30 September 2013 and the deadline for Section 2 that included blocks A, B, G, H and I was 13 December 2012. However, no penalties were imposed on the contractor.

(4)(a)

The required documents for the rezoning, and building permission was submitted to the Local authorities and approved.

(4)(b)

Final inspection for occupation certificates and electrical compliance by the local authority Was not completed due to termination of the contract.

(5)

The development was enrolled with the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) and certificates were issued. The development was suspended before final inspections for relevant certifications were done.

05 May 2021 - NW529

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether Denel specifically investigated a collaboration with (a) the SA Air Force and (b) Armscor in terms of the development of the new generation Rooivalk MK 11; if not, why not; if so, what (i) budget has been provided for this purpose in each case and (ii) are the further relevant details?

Reply:

According to the information received from Denel:

a) Denel SOC Ltd is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of the Rooivalk Attack Helicopter (AH). The SOC has investigated with the South African Air Force (SAAF) through Armscor the potential to upgrade and or replacement of the current baseline.

b)Denel was commissioned by Armscor in 2015/16 financial year to develop a weapons and avionics obsolescence study of the Rooivalk AH. This study would form the basis for a Project Definition (PD) by the Department of Defence (DOD) which would map a path to reach an upgraded Rooivalk AH.

  1. R10 million was allocated for the study by the DOD.
  2. This study was completed in 2016 with an expectation of a further tasking for other major systems of the aircraft.

05 May 2021 - NW945

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What are the latest steps that he and/or his department is taking to recoup the R28 billion municipal debt currently owed to Eskom as revealed by the latest annual report?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

Eskom continues with its debt management processes which included the issuing of debt summons, attachment of assets and bank accounts if required. Eskom is also pursuing the dispute mechanisms as defined in the Intergovernmental Relations Framework Act and creates awareness of the role of various government departments in the resolution of the arrear debt. Eskom also engages stakeholders via the Eskom Political Task Team and Multi-disciplinary Revenue Committee in seeking resolution to the Municipal debt problem.

Eskom is also embarking on a municipal active partnering programme whereby services are offered to struggling municipalities to assist with electricity reticulation, distribution and revenue collection with the purpose of sustainably improving the electricity value chain, thereby securing payment for the electricity supplied to end consumers of the municipality. A focused intergovernmental approach is also being followed with special intervention in Maluti a Phofung by the Deputy President who has established a task team to track progress on the implementation of these initiatives in the municipality.

04 May 2021 - NW642

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

1) Following her statements in September 2019, that the Government intends to regulate the participation of foreign nationals in some sectors of the economy, (a) what total number of small businesses are owned by foreign nationals and (b) is she confident that they comply with all South African laws and regulations; (2) what (a) progress has been made since her pronouncements in September 2019 that legislation will be piloted to protect locals in sectors such as the small business space and (b) are the envisaged time frames for such plans to be implemented?” NW760E

Reply:

(1)(a) The Department of Home Affairs is responsible for the admissions of persons in the Republic and granting business visas for foreign migrants.

  1. Majority of the municipalities do not maintain database of businesses who are permit holders. Since the President re-assigned the administration of the Businesses Act to the Department of Small Business Development, the Department is working to support municipalities to establish the traceable database. These databases will be compared to the Home Affairs database.

(2)(a) In December 2019, the President has transferred the administration of the Businesses Act, no. 71 of 1991, from the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition to the Minister for Small Business Development. The Department has started the process of amending this Act to also include provisions of how municipalities should regulate the issuing of business licenses and permits to non-South African citizens.

(b) The Department has included in its 2021/2022 legislative programme, the amendment of the Businesses Act no.71 of 1991. The processing of the amendments by Parliament will depend on the parliamentary programme of the Portfolio and Select Committees.

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RESPONSE RECOMMENDED BY:

_______________________

MR LINDOKUHLE MKHUMANE

ACTING DIRECTOR GENERAL: DEPARTMENT OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

DATE:

______________________________________________________________________________

RESPONSE RECOMMENDED BY:

________________________

MS ROSEMARY CAPA, MP

DEPUTY MINISTER OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

DATE:

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RESPONSE APPROVED BY:

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MS KHUMBUDZO NTSHAVHENI, MP

MINISTER OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

DATE:

04 May 2021 - NW617

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Mathulelwa, Ms B to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

Whether her department considers the taxi industry as part of small businesses that need government assistance; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what steps has she taken to make it easy for aspirant taxi business owners to enter and grow in that form of business?”

Reply:

The taxi industry is part of the small business sector. The industry is not only critical as a provider of transport but it also enables other small businesses throughout its value chain, for example informal traders, motor mechanics, panel beaters, auto spares and fitment centres. In 2019, the Minister interacted with the leadership of SANTACO on mechanisms to support the industry and the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) also supported the Department of Transport towards the Taxi Indaba.

Given the mandate and programmes of the Department of Transport, the DSBD can only play a supporting role to those programmes agreed at the Taxi Indaba to avoid duplication of efforts by government. However, the DSBD is implementing programmes to support businesses in the taxi industry value chain to be geared to support a modernised taxi industry such as the Motor mechanics, panel beaters, auto spares and fitment centres.

______________________________________________________________________________

RESPONSE RECOMMENDED BY:

_______________________

MR LINDOKUHLE MKHUMANE

ACTING DIRECTOR GENERAL: DEPARTMENT OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

DATE:

______________________________________________________________________________

RESPONSE RECOMMENDED BY:

________________________

MS ROSEMARY CAPA, MP

DEPUTY MINISTER OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

DATE:

_______________________________________________________________________________

RESPONSE APPROVED BY:

_________________________

MS KHUMBUDZO NTSHAVHENI, MP

MINISTER OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

DATE:

04 May 2021 - NW684

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entity reporting to her makes use of private security firms; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, what is the (i) name of each firm, (ii) purpose, (iii) value and (iv) duration of each specified contract?”

Reply:

The Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) currently leases accommodation from the Department of Trade Industry and Competition (the dtic). All security services are provided by the dtic and the landlord, therefore the Department does not make use of such services directly and also does not have party to appointment of such.

The following is information relating to security firms utilised by the agencies reporting the DSBD:

Agency

  1. Name of firm
  1. Purpose
  1. Value
  1. Duration

(All are active contracts)

Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda)

Fidelity Guarding Security Services

Guarding and Security Services

R1 139 061.00

1 year contract, where after, if needed it will continue on a month-to-month basis for a maximum period of 12 months

 

Kerberg Services (PTY) LTD

Maintenance on existing system

R 430 836.00

1 year

Small Enterprise Finance Agency (sefa)

Bamogale Enterprise (Pty) Ltd

Security Service

R 1 686 217.68

2 years

 

Bamogale Enterprise (Pty) Ltd

Security Service

R 153 146.88

1 year

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RESPONSE RECOMMENDED BY:

_______________________

MR LINDOKUHLE MKHUMANE

ACTING DIRECTOR GENERAL: DEPARTMENT OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

DATE:

______________________________________________________________________________

RESPONSE RECOMMENDED BY:

________________________

MS ROSEMARY CAPA, MP

DEPUTY MINISTER OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

DATE:

_______________________________________________________________________________

RESPONSE APPROVED BY:

_________________________

MS KHUMBUDZO NTSHAVHENI, MP

MINISTER OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

DATE:

04 May 2021 - NW1004

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De Villiers, Mr JN to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

(1)In light of confirmation on Wednesday, 10 March 2021, by the Director-General of the Department of Public Service and Administration of endemic post vacancies within various government departments, (a) what (i) total number of posts in her department are currently vacant and not occupied and (ii) are the relevant details of each specified post and (b) for how long has each post been vacant; (2) (a) what total number of vacant posts in her department are occupied on an acting basis and (b) for how long has each specified post been vacant?” NW1172E

Reply:

1(a)(i) As on 25 March 2021, the department had 24 vacancies.

(ii) Relevant details of vacant posts and vacant since:

  1. Details
  1. Duration

No

Post Job Title Description

Post Salary Level

Recruitment Status

Vacant since

 

1.

Director-General

16

Pending decision from Cabinet

2018-10-01

2 Years,5 Months

2.

Deputy Director-General: Enterprise Competitiveness Support

15

Advertisement Process

2018-08-01

2 Years, 7 Months

3.

Deputy Director-General: Integrated Cooperatives Development

15

Delayed – Pending Structure Consultation

2017-04-01

3 Years, 11 Months

4.

Chief Director: Blended Finance

14

To be re-Advertised

2018-09-20

2 Years,5 Months

5.

Media Liaison Officer

13

Pending decision from Minister

2021-02-05

1 Month

6.

Director: Blended Finance

13

Screening and reference checks

2020-04-01

11 Months

7.

MR6 Legal Administration Officer Senior

12

Candidate declined offer - Alternative recruitment methods proposed:

Head-hunting

2020-12-01

3 Months

8.

Deputy Director: Blended Finance

11

Screening and reference checks

2019-11-01

1 Year,4 Months

9.

Deputy Director: Supplier Development

11

Competency assessment, screening and reference checks

2020-11-01

4 Months

10.

Assistant Director: Entrepreneurship Prog Development and Design

9

To be advertised

2021-01-01

2 Months

11.

Assistant Administrative Secretary

9

To be advertised

2019-0-701

1 Year, 8 Months

12.

Executive Assistant

9

Delayed – Pending consultation with MPSA

2016-11-01

4 Years, 4 Months

13.

Assistant Director: Human Resource Administration

9

Delayed – Pending consultation with MPSA

2019-06-01

1 Year, 9 Months

14.

Assistant Director: Enterprise and Supplier Development

9

Screening and reference checks

2019-03-01

2 Years

15.

Assistant Director: Local Economic Development and Informal Business

9

To be advertised

2021-03-25

1 day

16.

Business Development Officer

8

Advertised

2020-09-01

6 Months

17.

Business Development Officer

8

Advertised

2019-07--12

1 Year, 7 Months

18.

Enterprise & Supplier Development Officer

8

Screening and reference checks

2019-10-01

1 Year, 5 Months

19.

Logistics Officer

7

Screening and reference checks

2020-02-01

1 Year, 1 Month

20.

Human Resources Practitioner

7

Offer Made – Candidate will assume duty on 25 March

2019-01-01

2 Years, 2 Months

21.

Senior Personnel Officer

6

Screening and reference checks

2020-01-01

1 Year, 2 Months

22.

Administrator

6

Screening and reference checks

2019-10-01

1 Year, 5 Months

23.

Administrator

6

Screening and reference checks

2019-10-01

1 Year, 5 Months

24.

Domestic Worker

3

To assume duty 29 March

2021-02-23

23 Days

2.(a) Three (3) employees have been appointed in acting positions as follows:

(a) Details

(b) Time

No

Post Job Title Description

Post Salary Level

Recruitment Status

Vacant Since

Acting Period

 

1.

Director-General

16

Pending decision from Cabinet

2018-10-01

2018-10-01

2 Years, 5 Months

2.

Deputy Director-General: Enterprise Competitiveness Support

15

Advertisement Process

2018-08-01

2018-08-01

2 Years, 7 Months

3.

Director: Blended Finance

13

Screening and reference checks

2020-04-01

2020-04-01

11 Months

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Response Recommended By:

_______________________

MR LINDOKUHLE MKHUMANE

ACTING DIRECTOR GENERAL: DEPARTMENT OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

DATE:

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

RESPONSE RECOMMENDED BY:

________________________

MS ROSEMARY CAPA, MP

DEPUTY MINISTER OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

DATE:

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

RESPONSE APPROVED BY:

_________________________

MS KHUMBUDZO NTSHAVHENI, MP

MINISTER OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

DATE:

04 May 2021 - NW778

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

With reference to the establishment of the Land and Agrarian Reform Agency to which the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, referred in his State of the Nation Address on 11 February 2021, (a) what (i) are the timelines for the establishment of the specified entity and (ii) will be its functions and (b) how will the new entity work together with existing entities, such as the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

(a)(i) The timelines for the establishment of the specified entity is within the next financial year, 2021/2022.

  1. The entity will focus on assisting the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) in planning, financing and implementation of the projects such as land acquisition and allocation. The agency will also focus on the agricultural development and partnering with relevant public and private institutions.

 

  1. This will be a co-ordinating agency for land and agricultural development and will therefore work with the department and all entities reporting to the department and all stakeholders playing a role in the sector.

04 May 2021 - NW612

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

By what date does she intend to finalise and settle the land claim lodged by the community of Morokweng village in the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality, who submitted their claim under the Barolong boo Maiketso Community Property Association?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

Barolong Boo Maiketso lodged a land claim on the 11th December 1998, on 7 (seven) farms with a total of 87175.8062 hectares. To date the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights has settled a total of 45984.3105 hectares (which is inclusive of 2569.2962 hectares settled with financial compensation in lieu as of the land which was not restorable) to Barolong Boo Maiketso.
 
The acquisition of additional land towards settlement of this land claim is dependent on some of the landowners who are not disputing validity of the claim for acquisition of those specific farms.

Secondly, there are landowners who are disputing the validity of the land claim.
 
Therefore, the Land claim is being referred to the Land Claims Court for adjudication, and as such the Commission is unable to determine when the entire claim will be settled as this is dependent on the court processes.
 

 

END

04 May 2021 - NW1007

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

(1)With regard to the letter from the Banking Association of South Africa dated 10 October 2020 (details furnished), what (a) total number of small-, medium-, and micro-enterprises have been successfully assisted (i) with payment breaks on credit agreements and (ii) under the loan guarantee scheme since 27 September 2020 and (b) are the relevant details of the total assistance provided; (2) what (a) total number of requests by small-, medium-, and micro-enterprises for payment breaks on credit agreements have been denied since 27 September 2020 and (b) are the relevant details of the total assistance denied; (3) what (a) total number of requests by small-, medium-, and micro-enterprises for assistance under the loan guarantee scheme have been denied since 27 September 2020 and (b) are the relevant details of the total assistance denied; (4) what measures has her department put in place to ensure that more small-, medium-, and micro enterprises receive appropriate and sufficient financial assistance?

Reply:

(1)– (4): The Department of Small Business Development does not have the information requested as the scheme is jointly managed by National Treasury and the South African Reserve Bank. We will therefore request that this question be redirected to National Treasury.

_______________________________________________________________________________

RESPONSE RECOMMENDED BY:

_______________________

MR LINDOKUHLE MKHUMANE

ACTING DIRECTOR GENERAL: DEPARTMENT OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

DATE:

______________________________________________________________________________

RESPONSE RECOMMENDED BY:

________________________

MS ROSEMARY CAPA, MP

DEPUTY MINISTER OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

DATE:

_______________________________________________________________________________

RESPONSE APPROVED BY:

_________________________

MS KHUMBUDZO NTSHAVHENI, MP

MINISTER OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

DATE:

04 May 2021 - NW910

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether her department has conducted any studies to assess the displacement of rural persons from their land by traditional leaders who have struck deals with certain companies to use the land that rural persons have been settling on; if not, why not; if so, how widespread is the phenomenon?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

No. Whilst the change of land-use has in some instances resulted in the relocation of communal residents to alternative areas, such occurrences have not been largely attributed to the unilateral actions of traditional leaders and also have not been at such a scale as to warrant a study.

03 May 2021 - NW400

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Social Development

In light of the fact that her department did away with the issuing of food parcels when it became riddled with corruption and a voucher system was introduced (details furnished), what is the current status with regard to these food vouchers?

Reply:

The Social Development Sector has not stopped the provision of food parcels as a form of relief completely. A number of the Provincial Departments of Social development still provide food parcels as an immediate form of relief for citizens facing severe challenges and food insecurity.

The sector has agreed to implement a hybrid model for the provision of assistance. This will entail a combination of food parcels, cash and food vouchers, depending on circumstances, and availability of service providers.

The interim decision not to continue issuing food parcels as the main form of social relief of distress by National Department of Social Development and SASSA was informed by a number of factors, including the costs, extensive logistics for the receipt, storage and issuing of food parcels as well as the lack of dignity for the citizens who receive the food parcels.

A decision was then made to explore alternative options for the provision of support for citizens who find themselves in situations of distress. The options considered include the provision of social relief in the form of cash as well as vouchers. Manual vouchers are already being utilised by SASSA and some provincial Departments of Social Development, such as KwaZulu-Natal, North West, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Gauteng.

Initially the intention was to go on an open tender for an e-voucher solution as another option to be considered. However, given that some organisations, including the Solidarity Fund were piloting an e-voucher solution, it was agreed that the tender would rather be converted to a Request for Information (RFI) to determine what innovations exist in the market, and to have the opportunity to learn from the pilot implemented by the Solidarity Fund.

The RFI has been drafted and will be advertised in the new year. It will cover the entire social development sector, not only SASSA. This will then ensure that the hybrid model of support is implemented fully.

National Assembly Written Reply: 400 of 2021

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03 May 2021 - NW562

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Social Development

What (a) total number of social workers of the SA Council for Social Service Professions have been capacitated in the Northern Cape and (b) was the overall cost of the special training of the 230 social workers to handle adoption services?

Reply:

(a) Five (5) Senior Social Workers were trained on the rendering of adoption services - one per District. These officials have also registered with the SACSSP as such. Due to the relatively low number of adoption applications received annually (25 to 30), and the fact that Child Welfare South Africa is also accredited to provide these services in the Northern-Cape, there is no need for more social workers to specialize in this field at the moment.

b) The overall costs of the special training of the 230 social workers to handle adoption services was R 779 200.00 which was paid for by the National Department

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30 April 2021 - NW807

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Nodada, Mr BB to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(a) What number of public schools in each province (i) are currently in operation, (ii) meet the minimum norms and standards found within the SA Schools Act, Act 84 of 1996, and (iii) do not meet the minimum norms and standards and (b) of those schools that do not meet the minimum norms and standards, what are the reasons in each case?

Reply:

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 12/03/2021

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 08/2021

                  

Response

The information as per reports received from provinces as a sphere of government responsible for school infrastructure.

      1. Table below shows that there are 23 259 public ordinary schools currently operational,
      2. The minimum standards relate to Basic Services (Water, Electricity, Sanitation and schools built entirely of inappropriate material), as well as fencing and classroom provision. See table below:

PED

Total number public ordinary school                

Total number(%) of Schools provided with Water Supply        

Total number(%) of schools provided with Electricity supply        

Total number(%) of schools with sanitation        

Total number of Schools built of inappropriate structures

Schools using pit latrines ONLY

Total number of school without adequate Fencing

EC

5290

100%

100%

100%

*96

944

5 227

FS

1084

100%

100%

100%

*2

47

339

GP

2073

100%

100%

100%

0

0

146

KZN

5803

100%

100%

100%

0

901

198

LP

3833

100%

100%

100%

0

219

138

MP

1713

100%

100%

100%

0

1

1101

NW

1469

100%

100%

100%

0

18

0

NC

545

100%

100%

100%

0

0

88

WC

1449

100%

100%

100%

0

0

0

Total

23 259

100%

100%

100%

*98

2 111

7 237

*These schools are subjected to the process of rationalisation and realignment.

  

(b)

  • Unavailability of adequate budget;
  • Learner migration - learners move from one province to another, and also move in the same province from one district to another, which makes the classroom and sanitation backlog a moving target;
  • Rationalisation, were learner enrolment is low, or the school must be closed because it is not a viable school anymore;
  • Movement of learners from one school to another, were the schools that had sufficient infrastructure end up falling with backlog of insufficient facilities;
  • Drought were boreholes run dry, and waterborne toilets are not used anymore because of lack of water;
  • Deterioration of infrastructure, when the facilities are dilapidated that the facility can’t be used anymore; and
  • Vandalism and theft of infrastructure assets.

30 April 2021 - NW873

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Winkler, Ms HS to ask the Minister of Tourism

What (a) total number of project targets were missed in the first, second and third quarter of the 2020-21 financial year due to failure to appoint third party service providers, (b) are the details of the specified projects and (c) is the time frame for appointment of the third party service providers to ensure that delayed targets are met?

Reply:

a) The department presented the reports for Quarters 1, 2 and 3 of the 2020/21 financial year on the following dates respectively, 06 October 2020 and 02 March 2021. The reports contained details on areas of achievements, areas where quarterly targets were missed, reasons for non-achievement and the corrective measures.

b) The Honorable member is referred to the reports as previously submitted to the Portfolio Committee on Tourism.

c) The final information on the achievement of targets has not been verified/confirmed through audit processes as yet. The member will be furnished with the final details once the Annual Performance Report is tabled after the audit processes.

30 April 2021 - NW955

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What (a) is the current staff shortage for (i) Grade R and (ii) learners with special educational needs in each province and (b) immediate steps has her department taken to deal with the specified staff shortage in each case?

Reply:

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 19/03/2021

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 09/2021

     

           

Response

(a) (i) Grade R is currently not part of compulsory education. And as such, allocation of educator posts in schools that offer Grade R classes is not done in terms of the post provisioning norms. The majority of educators appointed in Grade R posts are paid a monthly stipend as opposed to a salary. In schools where Grade R classes are offered, all posts are always filled. The is, therefore, no shortage of Grade R educators at schools, quantitatively. However, when considering the level of qualifications of Grade R teachers/practitioners appointed at schools there is an indication of qualitative shortage. The qualification of Grade R teachers/ practitioners currently employed at schools ranges from below Matric to a fully appropriate educator qualification. The latter category makes only about 34% of the 21 700 Grade R educators appointed at schools. It should, however, be noted that the sector will always find it difficult to attract fully qualified educators into Grade R teaching posts given the current conditions of service of Grade R educators.

(ii) The post provisioning norms are used to allocate posts of educators teaching learners with special educational needs. The allocated posts are filled with appropriately qualified educators.

(b) The Department runs ongoing targeted programmes that ensure the supply of educators in areas of need. Grade R and special needs education are part of the priority areas. With regards to improving Grade R qualifications, provinces are financially supporting Grade R educators currently employed in schools to upgrade their qualifications, either to the level of Grade R Diploma or the Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase. About 2 700 such educators are currently being supported. As part of the Funza Lushaka Bursary scheme, the Department prioritises, in addition to African Languages, bursaries for studying towards a Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase with specialisation neurodevelopmental needs, Braille, and South African Sign Language.                               

28 April 2021 - NW227

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Kohler-Barnard, Ms D to ask the Minister of State Security

(1) Whether the State Security Agency launched and/or finalised a full investigation into allegations made during testimony at the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State that certain persons (names furnished) were involved in the looting of R9 billion from the State while each was employed in her department; if not, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the details of the (a) investigation and (b) recommendations of the investigation in each case; (2) whether any criminal charges have been brought against any of the specified persons regarding the allegations; if not, in each case, (a) why not and (b) by what date is it envisaged that the criminal charges will be brought against each of the specified persons; if so, what are the (i) relevant details and (ii) CAS numbers of each case?

Reply:

Reply to this Parliamentary Question has been logged with the Parliament Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence

28 April 2021 - NW521

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De Villiers, Mr JN to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

Whether any staff member in her department (a) performed work in addition to the responsibilities related to his or her work, outside normal working hours, in the past five financial years and (b) has been performing such work during the period 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, in each case, how is it determined whether such work is being performed or not; if so, in each case, (i) what number of staff members and (ii) in what job or work categories are the specified staff members employed; (2) whether approval for such work was obtained in each case; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what is the policy of her department in this regard, (b) by whom are such applications considered and approved, (c) what number of contraventions of this policy were brought to the attention of the National Treasury in the past five financial years and (d) what steps have been taken against the transgressors?”

Reply:

1(a) Yes, 12 staff members applied to performed remunerative work outside public service in the past five years and they were all granted permission.

1(b)(i) – (ii) The 12 staff members that were granted permission, between 1 April 2014 to date, to perform remunerative work outside the Public Service, guided by the Public Service prescripts and Departmental Policy directives, were or are employed in these work categories within DSBD: Co-operatives, BBSDP, Human Resource Management, Supply Chain Management, Financial Management and Office of the Director-General.

(2)(a) The Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) has an approved Ethics Management Policy and Remunerative Work Outside Public Service (RWOPS) Policy as guided by the Public Service Regulation 2016 and the circulars from the DPSA, guiding the management of the RWOPS. The RWOPS Policy allows the applicant to perform work after office hours and not more than 40 hours per month. The Policy further indicates that applicants are not allowed to use the state resources, including the time of the department, to perform their remunerative work.

(b) The appointed Ethics Officer is responsible for processing the applications and approval is granted by the Director-General.

(c) Zero.

(d) Not applicable.

_______________________________________________________________________________

RESPONSE RECOMMENDED BY:

_______________________

MR LINDOKUHLE MKHUMANE

ACTING DIRECTOR-GENERAL: DEPARTMENT OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

DATE:

______________________________________________________________________________

RESPONSE RECOMMENDED BY:

________________________

MS ROSEMARY CAPA, MP

DEPUTY MINISTER OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

DATE:

_______________________________________________________________________________

RESPONSE APPROVED BY:

_________________________

MS KHUMBUDZO NTSHAVHENI, MP

MINISTER OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

DATE:

28 April 2021 - NW335

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Sarupen, Mr AN to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

(1) Whether any staff member in her department (a) performed work in addition to the responsibilities related to his or her work, outside normal working hours, in the past five financial years and (b) has been performing such work during the period 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, in each case, how is it determined whether such work is being performed or not; if so, in each case, (i) what number of staff members and (ii) in what job or work categories are the specified staff members employed; (2) whether approval for such work was obtained in each case; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what is the policy of her department in this regard, (b) by whom are such applications considered and approved, (c) what number of contraventions of this policy were brought to the attention of the National Treasury in the past five financial years and (d) what steps have been taken against the transgressors?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMLY

WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION 335

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 02-2021 SIXTH PARLIAMENT]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19 FEBRUARY 2020

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

(1)(a) Yes.

(1)(b) It should be noted that remunerated work outside of Public Service (RWOPS) are verified against the Central Supplier Database and PERSAL System. These are also audited by Auditor General as part of its regular audit process. The tables below depict the information on RWOPS from 1 April 2014 to date.

1 April 2014 – 31 March 2015 (former DRDLR)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

63

Management and general support

8

Administration related

71

 

1 April 2014 – 31 March 2015 (former DAFF)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

1

Financial Related

1

Management and general support

2

 

1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016 (former DRDLR)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

63

Management and general support

8

Administration related

3

Social Science related

74

 

1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016 (former DAFF)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

3

Management support

2

Financial and related

1

Agricultural and support

6

 

1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017 (former DRDLR)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

60

Management and general support

8

Administration related

3

Social Science related

1

Community Development related

72

 

1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017 (former DAFF)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

1

Manage and support

1

Agricultural support

2

 

1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018 (former DRDLR)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

53

Management and general support

3

Administration related

1

Economic advisory

3

Cartographic Surveying and Related Technicians

60

 

1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018 (former DAFF)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

4

Administration Related

10

Management support

17

Public Health Related

5

Financial and Related

13

Natural Sciences Related

19

Agricultural and support

2

Economic Advisory Support

1

Info Tech and related

1

Horticulturists Fore Agriculture

1

Comm and Info

2

Artisan Foreman

75

 

1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019 (former DRDLR)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

37

Management and general support

3

Administration related

1

Economic advisory

3

Cartographic Surveying and Related Technicians

44

 

1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019 (former DAFF)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

14

Administration Related

6

Management and support

11

Agriculture and support

1

Economic Advisory

7

ORG 17 DEFF

1

Line function support and Admin

3

Financial and Related

3

Public Health Related

10

Natural Sciences Related

56

 

1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020 (former DRDLR)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

3

Health Sciences

8

Management and general support

3

Computer systems

6

Administration related

3

Financial related

2

Natural sciences

3

Finance & Economic

1

Deeds

29

 

1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020 (former DAFF)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

8

Manage and Support

45

Agriculture and Support

1

Horticulturists Fore Agriculture and Support

   

54

 

1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021 (DALLRD)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

22

Management and General Support

12

Financial and Related

6

Deeds

14

Agricultural production related

21

Administration related

6

Natural Sciences Related

3

Economic Development related

1

Material - Recording

1

Community Development

1

Social Sciences related

1

Health sciences related

88

 

(2) Applications were processed with either approval or disapproval outcome. In an instance an employee was suspected to be in contravention of the Directive such case would be investigated and when found guilty, appropriate actions would be taken.

(2)(a) The Department applies the DPSA Directive on Other Remunerative Work Outside Public Service as contemplated in Section 30 of the Public Service Act, 1994.

(2)(b) Approval is obtained from the Director-General for salary levels 1 – 12 and Minister for salary levels 13 – 16.

(2)(c) There were 5 (2 former DAFF and 3 former DRDLR) instances of contravention of the legislation. However, these were not reported to the National Treasury as this is not a requirement.

(2)(d) Appropriate and corrective actions were taken against the employees that were found to have contravened the law.

28 April 2021 - NW403

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Breedt, Ms T to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

(1) Whether, with reference to the minimum wage increase for farm workers as recommended by the National Minimum Wage Commission and announced by the Minister of Labour, she and/or her department considered that the 16,1% wage increase may amount to major job losses and retrenchments in the agricultural sector due to unaffordable wages in the midst of dire economic circumstances; if not, why not, if so, what is her department’s plan to assist employers in the agricultural sector to mitigate job losses; (2) did she and/or her department (a) consult with all relevant stakeholders, (b) participate in the process of determining the 16,1% increase, (c) make formal recommendations and/or (d) object to the relevant increases; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (3) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION 403

 

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

 

  1. The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) is aware of the possible inadvertent impact that the 16,1% wage increase will have on the agricultural sector given the dire economic predicament the country is experiencing. Correspondingly, the Department is also mindful of the escalating living expenses which is the major driver necessitating annual adjustments in the minimum wage, considering low wage levels of ordinary South African workers, including farmworkers. However, Government cannot turn a blind eye to the dire effect the current economic situation has had on businesses. To this effect, Chapter four of the National Minimum Wage Act has made provision for a state where an employer or an employers’ organisation registered in terms of section 96 of the Labour Relations Act, or any other law, acting on behalf of a member, may, in the prescribed form and manner, apply for an exemption from paying the national minimum wage.
  1. (a) No - The process of consultations was made by the Department of Labour and Employment.
  1. No.
  1. No.
  2. No.

(3) No. However, the Minister will be consulting the relevant and affected structures in the endeavour to devise on intervention(s) to mitigate job losses within the agricultural sector.

28 April 2021 - NW663

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Sarupen, Mr AN to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entity reporting to her makes use of private security firms; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, what is the (i) name of each firm, (ii) purpose, (iii) value and (iv) duration of each specified contract?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION 663

 

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 6-2021 SIXTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05 MARCH 2021

663. Mr A N Sarupen (DA) to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development:

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entity reporting to her makes use of private security firms; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, what is the (i) name of each firm, (ii) purpose, (iii) value and (iv) duration of each specified contract? NW781E

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD)

(a)(i),(ii),(iii),(iv) Yes. Please refer to the table below.

(i) Name of Security Service Provider

(ii) Purpose

(iii) Value

(iv) Duration

Long term Security Contracts (2 – 3 Years)

Pristo Trading Response

To safeguard and protect departmental assets, information and staff against any risk exposure to theft and damages on a 24/7 basis. The main and focal purpose and objective is to deny access to unauthorized personnel (including attackers or accidental intruders) from physically accessing a building, departmental facilities and safe keeping of resources

 

R 55 110 734.98

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2022

Prosecure Security

 

R 19 072 012.00

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2022

Bulcof Security

 

R 13 357 567.40

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2022

Siyejabula Security

 

R 37 713 478.12

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2022

Bamogale Security (EC)

 

R 22 870 556.00

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2022

Bamogale Security (WC)

 

R 25 286 303.50

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2022

Bamogale Security (MP)

 

R 37 488 528.00

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2022

Bamogale Security (FS)

 

R 39 870 757.60

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2022

Bamogale Security (NW)

 

R 20 978 346.00

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2022

Whisper Security

 

R 1 767 903.84

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2022

Lekagang Security

 

R 2 229 050.88

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2022

Octaves Security

 

R 3 966 583.80

07/04/2019 – 07/04/2022

Octaves Security

 

R 3 403 618.68

04/04/2019 – 04/04/2022

Octaves Security

 

R 2 914 008.72

04/04/2019 – 04/04/2022

No Name Security

 

R 3 404 073.48

03/04/2019 – 03/04/2022

Tsangoane Security

 

R 1 286 650.56

01/03/2020 – 28/02/2022

Raite Security

 

R 3 164 902.68

07/04/2019 – 07/04/2022

Modise Security

 

R 3 075 625.76

09/04/2019 – 09/04/2022

Short term security contracts (3 x months)

Vhunene Security

 

R 27951.11

15/12/2020 – 15/03/2021

Reliance Security

 

R 399 811.89

15/12/2020 – 15/03/2021

Pristo Trading Response

 

R 275 746.64

10/01/2021 – 10/04/2021

Makjus Security

 

R 254 092.50

15/01/2021 – 15/04/2021

Black Excellence Forensic and Security

 

R 222 250.00

15/01/2021 – 15/04/2021

Black Protectors Security

 

R 267 375.00

15/01/2021 – 15/04/2021

Raite Security

 

R 261 091.95

16/01/2021 – 16/04/2021

Siyefana Security

 

R 209 643.76

24/01/2021 – 24/04/2021

George B Security

 

R 243 501.59

25/01/2021 – 25/04/2021

Rise Security

 

R 198 532.50

28/04/2021 – 28/04/2021

(b)(i),(ii),(iii),(iv) Entities reporting to the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Agricultural Research Council (ARC)

  1. Name of each firm
  1. Purpose
  1. Value
  1. Duration
  1. Nceda Cleaning and Security

The purpose of using out-sourced security guarding services is to maintain the integrity and availability of research material and information, protection of assets, control of access in terms of the control of Access to Public Premises Act 53 of 1985 and all other relevant legislation

  1. Nceda Cleaning and Security: R41 779 641,00

The contract supra are for three years (36 months) commencing in /March 2020 and ending in February 2023

  1. Rise Security Services
 
  1. Rise Security Services: R30 284 011,68
 

(c) Eldna Security Services

 
  1. Eldna Security Services: R17 301 311,23
 

National Agricultural Marketing Council NAMC)

No. The National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) is renting office accommodation form the Landlord, namely Columbia Fall Properties 80 (PTY) LTD, who is responsible for the security of the building

Onderstepoort Biological Products (OBP)

Yes. Please refer to the information below:

  1. Firm: Ezingeni Security and Cleaning (Pty) Ltd
  2. Purpose: Physical Security
  3. Value: R3506 580,00
  4. Duration: 12 Months (ends July 2021)

Ingonyama Trust Board (ITB)

Yes. Please refer to the information below:

  1. Firm: Fidelity Security (PTY) LTD
  2. Purpose: Provision of security services (guarding) at the ITB offices.
  3. Value: R89 996,80 monthly
  4. Duration: Month to month (the 3-year bid is at the evaluation stage)

Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB)

(i) Name of each firm

(iii) Value

(iv) Duration

(ii) Purpose

ADT Security (Pty) Limited (Cape Town)

R 837

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

ADT Security (Pty) Limited (Nelspruit)

R 763

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

ADT Security (Pty) Limited (Paarl)

R 743

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

ADT Security (Pty) Limited (Port Elizabeth)

R 608

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

B & S Alarms

R 195

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

Blue Security

R 696

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

Ceres Alarms

R 832

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

DRS Musina

R 550

Two-Years (Feb 23)

Monitoring & Armed Response

Hexvallei Security

R 389

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

Hi-Tech Monitoring CC (Malelani)

R 450

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

Hi-Tech Monitoring CC (Robertson)

R 350

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

Letaba Alarms

R 579

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

National Security & Fire (Pty) Limited (Cape Town)

R 653

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

National Security & Fire (Pty) Limited (Pretoria)

R 808

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

Specialised Agri Protection Services

R 490

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

Test Lek Security CC

R 400

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

Valley Security

R 240

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

 

R 9,583

 

 

28 April 2021 - NW391

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

In light of the fact that Parliament’s Ad Hoc Committee to Initiate and Introduce Legislation Amending Section 25 of the Constitution. to explicitly allow for land expropriation without compensation met on Friday, 12 February 2021, for the first time this year (details furnished), what are the reasons for the apparent rush to amend the Constitution which is taking precedence over a constitutional imperative that could very well see the amendment challenged in court should the process even appear to have been expedited?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION 391

 

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

The Ad Hoc Committee to Amend Section 25 of the Constitution, a Committee of Parliament, determined its programme on the amendment of section 25 of the Constitution without involving the Executive, as it is usually the case. The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development is therefore not privy to the reasons for determining the programme in the manner that it is said it has been done by Parliament.

28 April 2021 - NW674

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Hinana, Mr N to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entity reporting to her makes use of private security firms; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, what is the (i) name of each firm, (ii) purpose, (iii) value and (iv) duration of each specified contract?

Reply:

THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION

(a) The Department of Water and Sanitation utilises security services to safeguard the offices and assets at the Head Office and in the nine provincial offices. In some cases the security services are utilised to safeguard infrastructure that is vulnerable to vandalism. The details of security services utilised by the department, including the value and duration of each contract are as indicated in the table below.

DWS OFFICES

DURATION

OVERALL TOTAL AMOUNT

Gauteng

3 years

R 51 343 490.67

Limpopo

3 years

R 107 445 391.45

North West

3 years

R 103 590 139.20

Northern Cape

3 years

R 42 975 919.99

Mpumalanga

3 years

R 126 243 166.10

Eastern Cape

3 years

R 35 941 560.09

Western Cape

3 years

R 28 108 990.50

Free State

3 years

R 28 224 645.84

Kwazulu Natal

3 years

R 73 029 989.30

Limpopo

3 years

R 49 002 318.79

Limpopo

3 years

R 86 248 327.02

Limpopo

3 years

R 74 959 628.90

Gauteng (Vaal River intervention Security Services)

6 months

R14 000 000.00

TOTAL

R 821 113 567.85

(b) The entities utilise security services to safeguard the offices and assets as well as to safeguard infrastructure that is vulnerable to vandalism. The details of security services utilised by the entities of the DWS, including the value and duration of each contract are as indicated below.

Name of the Entity

The value

The duration

Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency (BGCMA)

R354.25 monthly

1 year (expiry date: 31 October 2021)

Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA)

R1,128,966.84

36 months (ending 31 July 2021)

Amatola Water

R5,003,846.82

The contract started on the 16th October 2020, for a duration of 3 years.

Bloem Water

N/A

N/A

Lepelle Northern Water

R16,635,920.64

3 year contract - April 2020 to March 2023

 

R23,084,192.88

3 year contract - April 2020 to March 2023

Magalies Water

R21,033,179.07

Three (3) years

2018 - 2021

Mhlathuze Water

R8,634,793.20

Three (3) years – 2019 to 2022

Overberg Water

N/A

N/A

Rand Water

R158,120,783.85

Thirty Six (36) Months (March 2020 to 28 February 2023)

Sedibeng Water

R20,908,079.54

Thirty-six months

 

R6,318,000.00

Thirty-six months

 

R20,850,000.00

Thirty-six months

 

R5,994,927.00

Thirty-six months

 

R8,576,214.80

Thirty-six months

 

R13,206,609.61

Thirty-six months

 

R17,438,493.77

Thirty-six months

 

R13,081,266.05

Thirty-six months

 

R22,641,378.55

Thirty-six months

Umgeni Water

R345,318,429.60

Five (5) years

Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority

R6.1 mil

3 years

From 01 June 2019 to

31 May 2022

Water Research Commission

R1,152,638.10

Two (02) years - November 2019 to 31 October 2021

Honourable Member, I am constrained and prohibited by the document titled “Guide to Parliamentary Questions in the National Assembly” from providing names of security firms as requested. The document referred to states that:

Questions are to be framed as concisely as possible. All unnecessary adjectives, references and quotations are omitted. Names of persons, bodies and, for example, newspapers are only used in questions if the facts surrounding the case have been proven. As the mere mention of such names could be construed as publicity for or against them, it should be clear that this practice is highly undesirable. If a question will be unintelligible without mentioning such names, the Departments concerned are notified of the name (-s) and this phrase is used: ".......a certain person (name furnished)”

(a) DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SETTLMENTS (DHS) AND ITS ENTITIES:

Department

(ii)Purpose

(iii)Value

(iv)Duration of specified contract

Human Settlements

To render guarding services

R9 199 080.00

01 June 2018 to 31 May 2021

(b) HUMAN SETTLEMENT ENTITIES

Entity

(ii) Purpose

(iii) Value

(iv) Duration of each specified contract

Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB)

Provision of security services at the EAAB office (63 Wierda Road Sandton)

R2 759 704.65 (?)

01 November 2016 to

31 October 2021

National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC)

Alarm and Armed response for 22 NHBRC offices

R155 728.00

01 January 2021 to

30 April 2021

 

Physical Guarding Security and installation of security systems

R1 072 235.00

01 February 2021 to

01 February 2022

 

Physical Guarding security services for office in Gqebertha

R259 191. 18

01 January 2021 to

01 January 2023

 

Physical Guarding Security Service

R12 771 759.60

10 December 2020 to

10 January 2023

 

Filed Risk Assessment

R453 800.00

01 October 2020 to

31 December 2021

Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA)

Security officers to safe guard the property 24 hours

R695 669.00

January 2020 to June 2021

 

Security Guard

R1 490 500.00

January 2020 to December 2020

Housing Development Agency (HDA)

Antiland invasion – property guarding

R328 440.00

1 March 2020 to 30 April 2021

 

Antiland invasion – property guarding

R2 196 684.00

1 September 2020 to 31 August 2022

 

Antiland invasion – property guarding

R324 161.17

1 March 2020 to 30 April 2021

 

Antiland invasion – property guarding

R401 579.17

1 May 2020 to 30 April 2021

 

Antiland invasion – property guarding

R336 029.17

1 May 2020 to 30 April 2021

 

Antiland invasion – property guarding

R398 898.66

1 March 2021 to 31 February 2022

 

Antiland invasion – property guarding

R431 231.23

1 June 2020 – 31 May 2021

 

Antiland invasion – property guarding

R366 252.00

1 August 2020 – 31 July 2021

 

Office security services performed by two (2) security officers

R544 536.09

1 February 2021 – 31 October 2022

 

Alarm system and armed response

R450.00

Month to month contract

 

Alarm system and armed response

R 412.00

Month to month contract

 

26 April 2021 - NW749

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Gumbi, Mr HS to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

With reference to the Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu areas in eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal, what total number of (a)(i) government-sponsored houses have been built and (ii) title deeds for houses have been given to residents in each of the above areas from 1 October 2019 to date, (b)(i) houses were built and/or given to persons with disabilities in each year since October 2019, (ii) title deeds were given to persons living with disabilities to date and (c)(i) houses were built for child-headed households and (ii) title deeds were given to child-headed households from 1 October 2019 to date?

Reply:

(a)(i) The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Department of Human Settlements indicated that the total number of government-sponsored houses, commonly referred to as Breaking New Ground (BNG) Houses that have been built in the Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu areas is 622.

(ii) 126 Title Deeds have been handed over to the residents in Inanda, 83 Title Deeds have been handed over to residents in Ntuzuma and 39 Title Deeds have been hand over to residents in KwaMashu from 1 October 2019 to date.

(b) 2 Houses were built and handed over to persons with disabilities in July and August 2020.

(c) No houses were built for child-headed households since October 2019.

 

 

26 April 2021 - NW790

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Mkhonto, Ms C N to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

With reference to the approximately 1 050 houses at Kanyamazane in the Mbombela Local Municipality in Mpumalanga which was damaged by a hailstorm in May 2018, and noting that most of the specified houses had asbestos roofing, what steps did her department take since then to repair the damaged houses and remove the asbestos roofing?

Reply:

Honourable Member, I have been informed by the Mpumalanga Department of Human Settlements that the roofs of 2 433 houses damaged by a hail storm have been replaced in the areas of Kanyamazane, Entokozweni and Tekwane South in Mbombela Local Municipality under the Provincial Emergency Housing Programme.

Most of the damaged houses were part of the pre-1994 housing stock and were roofed with asbestos fiber roofing sheet. The roofs of these houses has since been replaced with more durable and environmentally friendly roofing sheets i.e., roofing tiles.