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01 August 2019 - NW331

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

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 188 on 25 March 2019, she has received the information from the City of Ekurhuleni; if not, by what date will the information be available; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

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

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW393

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

Which municipal officials involved in opening or maintaining accounts for their respective municipalities with the Venda Building Society Mutual Bank (a) are still employed in their respective municipalities, (b) are currently on precautionary suspension, (c) have resigned from their positions and/or (d) resigned from their positions but were subsequently appointed in another municipality?

Reply:

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

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW311

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(a) What action has she taken against municipalities who have received poor audit outcomes in the past financial year and (b) have any officials been suspended and/or had disciplinary action been taken against them as a result of the specified outcomes?

Reply:

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

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW240

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

(1)Whether (a) the City of Ekurhuleni has a mobile electricity substation and (b) the substation is operational; (2) what are the reasons the mobile substation was not used during the recent Glen Marais substation outage; (3) whether the City of Ekurhuleni tried to borrow and/or hire any mobile substations during the Glen Marais outage from any entity; if not, why not; if so, (a) who did the City of Ekurhuleni approach, (b) what is the cost of hiring such machinery and (c) what are the reasons the City of Ekurhuleni did not hire such machinery in order to alleviate the inconvenience of thousands of residents; (4) what number of batteries for substations has the City of Ekurhuleni purchased in the past five financial years?

Reply:

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

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW392

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

(1)Whether, with reference to the reply to question 2851 on 20 November 2018, the specified municipalities completed their investigations; if not, (a) which municipality’s investigation is still outstanding and (b) by what date will it be completed; if so, (2) whether the specified municipalities have tabled the reports in their respective Councils; if not, (a) which municipality has not yet tabled the report in the Council and (b) by what date will it be tabled; if so, what are the details of the recommendations contained in each case?

Reply:

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

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW355

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

What (a) number of official international trips is (i) she and (ii) her deputies planning to undertake in the 2019-22 medium term expenditure framework, (b) will the (i) destination, (ii) date, (iii) purpose and (iv) number of persons who will travel with the delegation be and (c) is the detailed breakdown of the expected cost of (i) flights, (ii) accommodation and (iii) any other expenses in each case?

Reply:

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

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW239

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

With regard to the recent fire at the Glen Marais substation, situated within the boundaries of the City of Ekurhuleni, (a) on which date was the substation last inspected and preventative maintenance conducted in order to ensure it met with the minimum safety standards as stipulated by the International Electrotechnical Commission, (b) whether he can provide Mr M Waters with all maintenance records signed by the responsible engineer, (c) when was the substation built and the switchgear installed, (d) was the battery trip unit in working order, (e)(i) when last were the batteries replaced and (ii) whether he can provide Mr M Waters with proof of inspection and maintenance records and (f) what are the reasons that the City of Ekurhuleni engineers initially failed to clean the substation after the fire to ensure that the new switchgear would not be contaminated with carbon and root?

Reply:

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

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW270

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Spies, Ms ERJ to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What (a) total amount is budgeted for her private office for the 2019-20 financial year and (b) was the (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in her private office since 1 May 2019?

Reply:

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

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW223

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

Whether any (a) financial, (b) logistical and/or (c) administrative assistance has been provided to the Makana Local Municipality to deal with its ongoing water crisis; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in each case, (i) what was the nature of the support provided, (ii) which service provider was appointed to provide support, (iii) what was the cost of rendering the support and (iv) what are the relevant details of the result of providing the assistance?

Reply:

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

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW390

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Sarupen, Mr AN to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether her department will provide any financial assistance to the Sedibeng District Municipality to compensate for a R25 million operational deficit in its 2019-20 budget; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether she has found that the specified district municipality’s financial recovery plan will be successful; if not, what is the position in this regard?

Reply:

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

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW347

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

What steps will her department institute in each of the 48 municipalities flagged by the Auditor-General as municipalities that need intervention in the 2017-18 Municipal Audit Outcomes?

Reply:

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

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW332

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

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 187 on 25 March 2019, she has received the information from the City of Ekurhuleni; if not, by what date will the information be available; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

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

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW226

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Maimane, Mr MA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether she intends to introduce amending legislation in the National Assembly to devolve powers to local governments on matters such as transport and rail, energy supply and safety, in order to contribute to the professionalisation of local government; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

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

Thank you

31 July 2019 - NW315

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Gumbi, Mr HS to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)(a) What number of persons were employed by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (i) in each of the past four years and (ii) since 1 January 2019 to conduct gradings, (b) where did and does each person conduct gradings and (c) what qualifications are required in order to perform on-site gradings; (2) whether each of the specified persons possessed the necessary qualifications to conduct on-site gradings; if not, (a) why not, in each case and (b) what number of the persons did not possess the necessary qualifications; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a) Number of persons employed by Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

1 January 2015

1 January 2016

1 January 2017

1 January 2018

1 January 2019

38

45

40

40

59

(b) Where did each person conduct gradings

The Assessors are located throughout the country and can conduct gradings within each province they can assess and have been allocated to.

(c) What qualifications are required in order to perform on –site gradings?

Comprehensive training is provided by the TGCSA to shortlisted candidates in order to assess tourism products effectively. All learners need to achieve an 80% pass mark in order to be accredited as Grading assessors. Furthermore, the successful candidate needs to possess the following:

  • A post-Matric qualification in Tourism and/or Quality Management;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the hospitality industry is strictly necessary with proven and demonstrable knowledge of domestic or international quality standards in accommodation and tourism products;
  • Previous quality grading experience in tourism and accommodation products would be an advantage;
  • Sales and / or marketing experience;
  • Tourist/guest experience in tourism products;
  • Previously Disadvantaged individuals will be given preference;
  • Excellent computer literacy; and
  • Proven ability to operate independently for extended periods, without close supervision.

2. Whether each of the specified persons possessed the necessary qualifications to conduct on-site gradings:

All candidates possessed the necessary qualifications.

(a) Not applicable

(b) Not applicable

31 July 2019 - NW9

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

What is the plan of his department regarding the regularity with which crime statistics will be released?

Reply:

The issue on the regularity of crime statistics release has been discussed at various meetings, in the Portfolio Committee on Police, in the previous financial years. However, Section 218 (f) of the Interim Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1993 (Act No. 200 of 1993) provides that, "subject to the directions of the Minister of Safety and Security, the National Commissioner will be responsible for the keeping and provision of crime intelligence data, criminal records and statistics".

The above section has been retained, in terms of item 24 of Schedule 6 to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996).

Hence, it is only the Minister who can pronounce on the matter.
 

Reply to question 9 recommended
GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2019-07-16

Reply to question 9 approved

GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 2019-07-24

31 July 2019 - NW88

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

Whether any information and technology systems of any government department and/or entity were hacked in the past five years; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

An extension is hereby requested, in order to ensure the thorough processing of the abovementioned question. The requested extension is necessary as The Head: Crime Registrar and the Division: Technology Management Services (TMS), have been engaged, in order to obtain accurate statistics, for the period 2014/2015 to 2018/2019. The statistics must be examined, in order to respond with the relevant details, per case. Feedback will be provided by 31 July 2019.


Reply to question 88 recommended


GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2019/07/16

Reply to question 88 approved/not approved

GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 2019/07/24

31 July 2019 - NW235

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

With regard to performance agreements for her and the Deputy Minister, what are the (a) key performance indicators, (b) measuring and monitoring mechanisms and (c) timelines, milestones and deadlines in this regard?

Reply:

Approval of the MTSF by Cabinet provides a basis for the Minister and Deputy Minister’s performance agreements. As such, the Minister and the Deputy Minister’s performance agreements for the current term will be finalised in line with the Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF), which is due to be approved by Cabinet in August 2019.

(a) Key Performance Indicators

Not applicable

(b) Measuring and Monitoring mechanisms

Not applicable

(c) Timelines, milestones and deadlines

Not applicable

31 July 2019 - NW238

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What are the monthly statistics of international tourist arrivals in the past three years and since 1 January 2019 to date, (b) where did these international tourists arrive in each month, (c) what targets were set, (d) how did the targets measure up to actual arrivals in each month and (e)(i) what is being done to ensure that targets set are met and (ii) how is this measured?

Reply:

a) Monthly statistics of international tourist arrivals in the past three years and since 1 January 2019 to date see the link below

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW238Monthly_Stats.pdf

Source: Statistics SA, P0351 Tourism & Migration Monthly reports

b) Where did these international tourists arrive in each month? see the link below for 2016:

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW238Internation_tourist_arrival_2016.pdf

Source: Statistics SA, P0351 Tourism & Migration Monthly reports

 see the link below for 2017: 

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW238Internation_tourist_arrival_2017.pdf

Source: Statistics SA, P0351 Tourism & Migration Monthly reports

 see the link below for 2018:

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW238Internation_tourist_arrival_2018.pdf

Source: Statistics SA, P0351 Tourism & Migration Monthly reports

 see the link below for 2019:

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW238Internation_tourist_arrival_2019.pdf

Source: Statistics SA, P0351 Tourism & Migration Monthly reports

c) What targets were set?

Targets are set on a quarterly basis and are detailed in the table below responding to question d).

d) How did the targets measure up to actual arrivals in each month?

Measured since the 5 in 5 strategy was implemented

Source: South African Tourism Annual Performance Plan 2019-20; Statistics SA, P0351 Tourism & Migration Monthly reports

e) (i) What is being done to ensure that targets set are met?

South African Tourism has developed a recovery plan to ensure we meet our targets. The plan looks at areas that require intensive focus to turn around the current performance. The areas of focus were determined through an analysis of markets that have not been performing as expected and has negatively impacted performance relative to targets. The analysis also identified markets that are showing opportunity for increased growth and these need to be exploited. The recovery plan identifies six points to focus on to achieve the aggressive growth needed to meet the targets. The 6-points are:

  1. Focus on prioritized markets and segments which includes India, China, Nigeria, USA, UK, Germany and Australia
  2. Craft a brand campaign to improve top of mind awareness
  3. Driving Conversion through partnerships with trade
  4. Enhanced focus on Domestic Tourism
  5. Industry partnerships
  6. Intergovernmental relationships

(ii) how is this measured?

Performance is measured through the tourist arrivals statistics as reported monthly by Statistics SA through the report P0351 Tourism & Migration.

31 July 2019 - NW30

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

With regard to case number 973/07/2011 reported at the Wierdaburg Police Station, (a) what progress has been made in investigating the murder, (b) who is the current investigating officer and (c) what number of arrests have been made?

Reply:

(a) The case docket was investigated and submitted to the Inquest Court for a decision. The Inquest Court found that there was no prima facie case against any person and a J56 was issued, in terms of the Inquests Act, 1959 (Act No. 58 of 1959). An offence of culpable homicide was registered and not murder.

(b) In the interest of cases being investigated without fear or favour, the particulars of the investigating officer cannot be divulged.

(c) No arrest was made, however, a warning statement was obtained from the other driver that was involved in the accident. A J56 was issued by the Inquest Court, on 15 January 2013. The docket was filed, on 17 April 2013.

Reply to question 30 recommended

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


Reply to question 30 approved

GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date
: 2019/07/24

 

 

31 July 2019 - NW228

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

Whether he intends to introduce amending legislation in the National Assembly to devolve police powers to provincial governments; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister does not intend to introduce amendments to any legislation in the National Assembly to devolve police powers to provincial governments. The devolving of police powers to provincial governments will be in contravention of Section 205(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 ("the Constitution") which states that the "national police service must be structured to function in the national, provincial and, where appropriate, local spheres of government".

Section 205(2) of the Constitution states that "National legislation must establish the powers and functions of the police service and must enable to discharge its responsibilities effectively, taking into account the requirement of the provinces". This has been effected by the promulgation of the South African Police Service Act, 1995.

Section 205(3) of the Constitution makes provision for the duties of the police as follows: "to prevent, combat and investigate crime, to maintain public order, to protect and secure the inhabitants of the Republic and their property, and to uphold and enforce the law".

Section 206(1) of the Constitution requires that the Minister must take into account "the policing needs and priorities of the province as determined by the provincial executive".

Section 206(3) state as follows:

"Each province is entitled-

( a) to monitor police conduct;

(b) to oversee the effectiveness and efficiency of the police service, including receiving reports on the police service;

(c) to promote good relations between the police and community;

(d) to assess the effectiveness of visible policing; and

(e) to liaise with the Cabinet member responsible for policing with respect to crime and policing in the Province."

Section 207(1) of the Constitution provides that the President appoints a National Commissioner of Police to control and manage the police service under the direction of the Minister of Police.

In terms of section 207(3) of the Constitution, the National Commissioner is then responsible for appointing a Provincial Commissioner of Police in each Province to manage and oversee policing in the Province. The Provincial Commissioner is expected to report to the Provincial Legislature and the MEC responsible for Policing.

Section 207(4) of the Constitution makes it clearer that Provincial Commissioners are responsible for policing in their provinces as prescribed by national legislation and subject to the power of the national commissioner to exercise control over and manage the police service.
The Constitution introduced the concept of cooperative government, structured in the national, provincial and local spheres, which is distinctive, interdependent and interrelated. This implies that all spheres of government must conduct their business within the spirit and principles of cooperative governance and intergovernmental relations.

While the Constitution makes it clear that policing is a national competency, Provinces have a huge role to play in the maintenance of law and order, reduction in crime as well as policing in general. As provided in section 207(5) of the Constitution, the Provincial Commissioner is required to account to the provincial legislature on an annual basis on the state of policing in the province.

ADV. DA BELL

Chief Director: Legislation

Date:

Reply to question 228 recommended/not recommended

MR. AP RAPEA
Secretary for Police Service
Date: 2019/07/23

Reply to question 228 recommended


GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 2019/07/24

31 July 2019 - NW326

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to each tourism site that has become dilapidated in the past three years, (a) why have the specified sites become dilapidated, (b) what is being done to restore the sites to optimal condition and (c)(i) what are the timelines and/or time frames and deadlines to restore each site, (ii) how is this being monitored and (iii) by whom in each case?

Reply:

(a)-(c)

The Department does not own or operate any tourism products, and can thus not account for the state of any tourism products. However, in the course of preparations for the Jobs Summit in 2018, the Department initiated a process to supplement a maintenance programme for major state owned products. This programme will train SMMEs with a focus on women, youth and cooperatives to undertake regular maintenance. In recognition of the tourism values of our National Parks, the three year programme is being piloted in National Parks, in collaboration with SANParks. Subsequent rollout of this programme will require a dedicated budget allocation, to prevent deterioration of products.

 

31 July 2019 - NW76

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Mafanya, Mr WTI to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What total number of members does the Anti-Gang Unit have and (b) where are they located?

Reply:

(a) and (b)

Province

(a) Total number of members

(b) Location

Eastern Cape

60 members

10111 Centre, Port Elizabeth

Free State

8 members (Task Team)

Provincial office, Bloemfontein

Gauteng

18 members

Provincial Detective ServiceOrganised Crime, Aeroton,

Johannesburg

KwaZulu-Natal

20 members (Task Team)

Provincial office, Durban

Limpopo

None

Not applicable

Mpumalanga

None

Not applicable

Northern Cape

None

Not applicable

North West

None

Not applicable

Western Cape

171 members

Faure, Western Cape


Reply to question 76 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2019/07/16


Reply to question 76 approved

GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 2019/07/24

31 July 2019 - NW316

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Gumbi, Mr HS to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)What are the relevant details of the (a) breakdown of the total remuneration package received by on-site graders employed by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) and (b)(i) various income brackets and (ii) criteria that need to be met in order to qualify for the various income brackets; (2) what (a) number of days does it take the TGCSA to grade a place of accommodation once an application is received and (b) is the average cost for receiving the grading; (3) what are the relevant details of the criteria that needs to be met in order to receive a star grading from the lowest to highest grading? NW1282E

Reply:

1. (a) Total remuneration package for on-site graders

  • The Grading Assessors are remunerated on a commission-only basis.
  • Accredited Assessors are not permanent staff and are contracted for 36months with specific deliverables and duties governed by Service Provider Agreements.

(b) (i) various income brackets

Should an assessor have between 0 – 100 properties in his/her portfolio, they will invoice the TGCSA 50% of the establishments’ grading fee. If they have more than 100 properties, they will invoice 55% of the grading fee. If more than 200 properties, they will receive 60% of the grading fee. Over 300 properties, the Assessor will be paid 65%. The commission is only paid out if the assessor has submitted properties to the Monthly Property Approvals EXCO Meeting.

The Assessors are required to cover the costs of transport and communication from the fee paid for the assessment.

(ii) Criteria to be met in order to qualify for various income brackets

  • Only individuals who hold a hospitality qualification and have suitable experience in the application of hospitality operating standards are considered for contracts.
  • An assessor needs to have undergone training and achieved an 80% pass rate before the TGCSA enters into a Service Provider Agreement. The Grading Assessor must also ensure that they are registered on the National Treasury’s Central Supplier Database (CSD);
  • If an assessor has a property portfolio of less than 200, they need to ensure that they grade a minimum of 24 new properties annually until they get to a minimum portfolio of 200.
  • Where an assessor has a portfolio of 200 or more properties, they need to ensure that they achieve a minimum of 95% of their establishments renewals.
  • To ensure that establishments are allocated to Assessors fairly, and to ensure that Assessors are not inundated with establishments to assess and to ensure service delivery standards are maintained, the assessor’s portfolio monitored carefully and may be limited in size.

(2) (a) Numbers of days to grade a accommodations once the applications is received

  • The assessment of an establishment after receiving the application thereof is reliant on a number of factors i.e. application process; Tourism Incentive Programme (TIP)funding; payment of outstanding invoice. The Establishment Assessment can only be done once an Establishment is assigned to an Assessor; the Assessor must then schedule assessment appointment and update Grading System:
    • The Assessment must be scheduled within 5 calendar days of assignment of Establishments to the Assessor;
    • The Assessor must conduct the grading assessment within the prescribed time frames:
      • For new applications – As soon as possible but not longer than 4 calendar months from the date of the invoice payment reflecting on Grading System;
      • For renewals – from the date of the invoice payment reflecting on Grading System and Establishment assigned to the Assessor but before the Monthly Property Approvals EXCO Meeting within the month of expiry;
      • If Assessors do not adhere to the stipulated times, the properties will be retrieved from their system and reallocated to other Assessors to ensure that business processes are followed.

(b) Average cost to grade

Grading fees are determined by three (3) variables, namely number of rooms, category of the establishment and the average room rate the said property charges its’ client. The average cost to grade a small accommodation establishment is approximately R3 500.00 should no discount be applied for by the property.

3. What is the detail of the criteria to be met to receive a star grading from the lowest to the highest grading

There is lengthy set of Core Requirements and Quality Standards that are utilised by the Assessors when conducting assessments. These Requirements and Standards cover specific areas of assessments which are clearly outlined in the published Grading Criteria. A copy can be provided but are also available on the TGCSA Website for reference.

Establishments are assessed according to the type of accommodation they provide. There are currently 7 category groupings of the 13 types of establishments:

1. Formal Accommodation

1.1 Hotel

1.2 Small Hotel

1.3 Boutique Hotel

1.4 Apartment Hotel

2. Guest Accommodation

2.1 Bed & Breakfast

2.2 Guest House

2.3 Country House

3. Self-Catering

3.1 Self- Catering Exclusive

3.2 Self- Catering Shared

4. Backpacker and Hostelling

5. Caravan and Camping

6. Venues

7. Game and Nature Lodges

Each of the above category has its core requirements and quality standards and the grading criteria to be met in order for an establishment to be successfully accredited.

STAR LEVELS

A brief description of what each star level represents is as follows:

NO. OF STARS

POINT ALLOCATION

OUTCOME

 

880 – 1000

Outstanding quality and luxurious accommodation matching the best international standards. 5 Star Premium is reserved for properties who far exceed core requirements and quality standards in the five star sector.

 

740 – 879

Excellent quality in the overall standard of facilities, furnishings, service and guest care.

 

580 – 739

Very good quality in the overall standard of facilities, furnishings, service and guest care.

 

440 – 579

Good quality in the overall standard of facilities, furnishings, service and guest care.

 

300 – 439

Acceptable basic quality in the overall standard of furnishings, service and guest care.

 

31 July 2019 - NW236

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

With regard to targets set for tourism for the next three years, what (a) targets have been set for (i) international tourism and (ii) local tourism, (b) steps have been taken to achieve the targets and (c) monitoring and measuring mechanisms exist to measure the targets?

Reply:

a) Tourism Targets for next 3 years for international and local tourism.

(i) International:

2019: - 11,4 million

2020: - 11,9 million

2021: - 12,3 million

(ii) Local tourism – Holiday trips

2019: - 2,7 million

2020: - 2,8 million

2021: - 2,9 million

b) Steps taken to achieve targets

South African Tourism has developed a recovery plan to ensure targets are met. The plan looks at areas that require intensive focus to turn around the current performance. The areas of focus were determined through an analysis of markets that have not been performing as expected and has negatively impacted performance relative to the targets. The analysis also identified markets that are showing opportunity for increased growth and these need to be exploited. The recovery plan identifies six points to focus on to achieve the aggressive growth needed to meet the targets. The 6-points are:

  1. Focus on prioritized markets and segments which includes India, China, Nigeria, USA, UK, Germany and Australia
  2. Craft a brand campaign to improve top of mind awareness
  3. Driving Conversion through partnerships with trade
  4. Enhanced focus on Domestic Tourism
  5. Industry partnerships
  6. Intergovernmental relationships

c) Monitoring and measuring mechanisms

SA Tourism has multiple platforms for monitoring performance of targets:

  • Monthly EXCO meetings where each executive provides a monthly update on the implementation of the APP;
  • Organisational Performance Reviews held quarterly chaired by the CEO;
  • Quarterly Performance Reports which show the performance of SA Tourism against its APP targets and are reviewed by Board and the Department of Tourism.

31 July 2019 - NW116

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What is the current status of case number CAS 1042/07/16 opened in Sandton;(2) have the relevant persons provided feedback to the complainant; if not why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) have the relevant persons provided feedback to the complainant; if not why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether the SA Police Service has made contact with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA); if not, why not; if so, what was the response of the HPCSA?

Reply:

(1)(2)(3) The requested information is not readily available, as it needs to be verified and obtained from the province. A request is, hereby, made for an extension of two weeks, in order to provide a verified and accurate response.

Reply to question 116 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2019/07/16

Reply to question 116 approved/not approved

GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 2019/07/24

31 July 2019 - NW179

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Police

By what date will (a) additional vehicles be supplied to the Mondeor Police Station in Johannesburg, (b) the staff vacancies that exist be filled and (c) additional bulletproof vests be provided at the specified police station?

Reply:

(a) One vehicle will be supplied to the Mondeor Police Station, by 30 July 2019.

(b) The station is overstaffed, by two personnel. The staff establishment for the Mondeor Police Station, is 189 and the current personnel strength, is 191.

(c) On 23 January 2019, a total of 27 bullet-proof vests were provided to the Mondeor Police Station.
 

Reply to question 179 recommended/not recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date
: 2019/07/22

Reply to question 179 approved/not approved

GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date
: 2019/07/24

31 July 2019 - NW237

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to targets set for tourism for the next three years, (a) what countries of origin are being focused on, (b)(i) why and (ii) how have the specified countries been selected in each case and (c) what is being done to market the country in these markets?

Reply:

a)  Countries of origin being focussed on

There are 44 countries that SA Tourism focusses on as identified through its Marketing Investment Framework.

Americas

Europe

Asia, Australasia and

Middle East

Africa

Argentina

Brazil

Canada

USA

Austria

Belgium

Denmark

Finland

France

Germany

Ireland

Italy

Netherlands

Norway

Portugal

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

UK

Australia

China

India

Japan

Malaysia

New Zealand

Singapore

Turkey

UAE

Angola

Botswana

DRC

Ethiopia

Ghana

Kenya

Lesotho

Malawi

Mozambique

Namibia

Nigeria

Eswatini

Tanzania

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

b) i) Why were these countries selected

These countries ranked highly in the South African Tourism’s Marketing Investment Framework. The Marketing Investment Framework brings together the elements of the target (i.e., the what?), markets (i.e., the where?) and investment (i.e., the how?), and has prioritised 44 countries where South African Tourism should invest.

ii) How were these countries selected

The selected countries were selected based on the attractiveness and South Africa’s ability to win. Market attractiveness is assessed on socio-economic indicators as well as the outbound tourism potential. South Africa’s ability to win is determined based on how easy it is for South Africa to operate and perform in each market. Here we consider our visa regime for each country, South Africa’s diplomatic centres in each country and air connectivity between the country and South Africa.

c) What is been done to market the country (SA) jn these markets?

SA Tourism’s major marketing activities covers brand building initiatives as well as strategic partnerships to drive sales. SA Tourism has developed and launched brand campaigns in the various markets, worked with trade partners to develop deal-driven campaigns and joint marketing campaigns, educated the trade to better sell South Africa, hosted trade and media on familiarisation trips. This work is supported by stakeholder engagements, PR campaigns to drive brand positivity, events and activations that raise the profile of South Africa as a tourism destination. Furthermore, South African Tourism conducts active training through targeted programmes across the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) network (embassies and consulates) to enable them to actively promote tourism to South Africa.

31 July 2019 - NW115

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What number of holding cells are there at (i) Crystal Park Police Station and (ii) Putfontein Police Station and (b) what is the (i) current condition of the holding cells and (ii) holding capacity for each cell at each specified police station?

Reply:

{a)(i)(ii) and (b)(i)(ii)

 

(a) Number of holding cells

(b)(i) Current condition of the holding cells

(b)(ii)

Holding capacity for each cell

(a)(i)

Crystal Park Police Station

Two holding cells

Closed. Not fit for human habitation.

10

 

One temporary holding cell.

The cell is in poor condition, however, it is currently utilised temporarily before holding cell. the suspects are transported to more suitable holding cells.

Five

(a)(ii)
Putfontein Police Station

None.

Not applicable

Not applicable


Reply to question 115 recommended
 

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2019/07/16


Reply to question 115 approved


GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 2019/08/06

30 July 2019 - NW197

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

With regard to the increase in the number of fraud cases reported by pensioners and recipients of the SA Social Security Agency grants in general, (a) what is the total number of cases that have been (i) reported and (ii) resolved in the past 12 months to date and (b) what amount has been recovered?

Reply:

(a)(i) As at 28 June, a total of 20 787 fraud cases had been registered with the South African Post Office

(ii) Of these, 12 432 social grant beneficiaries have been reimbursed for the losses they suffered, to the total value of R21 779 451, 47. None of the cases can be considered resolved, despite the beneficiaries having been reimbursed, as the criminal investigations are still underway.

(b) No amounts have been recovered, as this is dependent on the outcome of the criminal investigation.

 

Approved by the Minister on Date……………………….

30 July 2019 - NW276

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Seitlholo, Mr IS to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

What (a) total amount was budgeted for his private office for the 2019-20 financial year and (b) was the (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in his private office since 1 May 2019?

Reply:

1. (a) R14 941 573.00.

(b) (i) – (v) Please refer to the attached table.

30 July 2019 - NW140

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

With regard to the new instances of SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) card fraud which have been reported, what (a) is she and/or her department doing regarding reports that the elderly are being sent from pillar to post in order to lodge a single complaint without SASSA or the SA Post Office taking responsibility, (b) plan is in place to combat further corruption and stop fraudulent transactions from taking place on the SASSA cards of the grant recipients and (c) are the reasons for the delay in investigations that take up to six months before finalisation?

Reply:

(a) Any social grant beneficiary who experiences challenges with the receipt of the social grant should report to the nearest SASSA office or Post Office. The beneficiary will be required to complete a standardised affidavit, and submit this, together with a certified copy of both sides of the SASSA card in his/her possession, as well as a certified copy of his/her identity document to the officials. If these documents are submitted to SASSA, then they are submitted to the Post Office Fraud Unit. After a preliminary investigation, SAPO will refund the affected beneficiary with the amount lost. The full criminal investigation will continue and prosecutions will be made once all the facts are known.

The above processes have been made known to all of the local SASSA offices as well as the Post Office staff, in order to try an ensure that beneficiaries are not sent from pillar to post in trying to have these matters resolved.

(b) Both SASSA and SAPO are constantly endeavouring to improve the system controls, to prevent the continuation of this fraud. Issues which are being addressed by SASSA include:

  • Roll out of biometric registration for all users who access the Socpen system, which is used to register new beneficiaries and generate payments. This biometric information will then be required to access the system, ensuring that there is non-repudiation for all transactions processed on the system.
  • Implementation of a verification process for all changes to the method of payment elected by the beneficiary. This will mean that the change will not be implemented until verified by a second official, but that the initial method of payment will continue to remain in force until the change is verified, so as not to disrupt payments.
  • Implementation of a daily bank verification where the details of the beneficiary (name, surname and identity number) is confirmed by the banks as matching those of the bank account into which the social grant is paid prior to payment extraction. Any records where the information does not match, apart from the payments to beneficiaries who receive payments through registered institutions, will not be extracted until such time as the record has been corrected. This will prevent payment into a bank account which does not belong to the beneficiary.
  • Establishment of a working team, together with South African Reserve Bank, Bankserve, Banking Association of South Africa and South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) to identify trends and weaknesses in the administrative processes, which will inform additional measures which should be implemented.

SAPO has implemented an automated card management system, which enables them to track each and every SASSA card, from point of receipt at their Head Office, to issuing to individual beneficiaries. This will enable the immediate blocking of any lost or stolen cards so that these cannot be issued to unsuspecting beneficiaries.

(c) As a result of the extensive delays in the investigations, SAPO has agreed to refund beneficiaries within 14 days of the fraud having been reported and the relevant documents as outlined in point (a) above having been submitted. The criminal investigation will continue, but should not impact negatively on the beneficiary.

The delays in dealing with the initial number of cases reported was a result of the need to establish processes and ensure accountability for dealing with these matters, which were not foreseen when the service was initially implemented. The backlog is currently being worked down, so that the time frame of 14 days for reimbursement, as agreed to, will be met.

 

Approved by the Minister on Date……………………….

30 July 2019 - NW269

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Communications

What (a) total amount is budgeted for her private office for the 2019-20 financial year and (b) was the (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in her private office since 1 May 2019?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows:-

(a) R 16, 235 million

(b) See table below:-

(i) TOTAL REMUNERATION

(ii) SALARY

LEVEL

(iii) JOB TITLE

(iv) QUALIFICATION

(v) JOB DESCRIPTION

R 1,521,591 pa

15 -

Compensation level III

Special Advisor

National Senior Certificate

National Diploma: Electrical Engineering

Master of Arts: ICT Policy & Regulation

Special Advisor to Minister

R 1,251,183 pa

14

Chief of Staff

National Senior Certificate Bachelor of Arts

Higher Diploma in Education MA: Public Health

BA Hons: African Languages in Communications

Diploma in Media Management

Postgraduate Diploma: Monitoring

and Evaluation

Program in Monitoring and

Evaluation

Diploma in Project Management

Chief of Staff

R 1,073,202 pa

13

Parliamentary and Cabinet Support

National Senior Certificate

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Laws

Certificate in Money Laundering Control

Advanced Public Project Management

Parliamentary and Cabinet Support

R 1,057,326 pa

13

Media Liaison

National Senior Certificate

Media Liaison

   

Officer

                          BCOM: Marketing

                          BCOM Hons: Communications

Officer

R 733,257 pa

11

Cabinet and Parliamentary

Officer

                          National Senior Certificate

Cabinet and Parliamentary

Officer

R 755,418 pa

Acting allowance paid against first notch of SL 13

R 1,057,326

11

(acting in level 13 post and receives an acting allowance)

Acting PA to Minister

National Senior Certificate

BCOM: Human Resource

Management

Diploma in Transport Management

Personal Assistant to Minister

R 733,257 pa

11

Community Outreach Officer

National Senior Certificate Primary Teachers Diploma Certificate: Report Writing Certificate: Basic Fire Fighter

Certificate: Project Management

Community Outreach Officer

R 733,257 pa

11

Portfolio Co- ordinator

National Senior Certificate

BA: Corporate Communications

Portfolio Co- ordinator

R 376,596 pa

9

Assistant Appointment Secretary

National Senior Certificate Certificate Basic Fire Fighter Secretary Skills Course Certificate: Commercial Law Diploma in Business Management

Assistant Appointment Secretary

R 257,508 pa

7

Secretary/Rece ptionist

National Senior Certificate

BA: Environmental Management

Secretary/Receptio nist

R 257,508 pa

7

Registry Clerk

National Senior Certificate Certificate in HR

Registry Clerk

R 224,626 pa

3

Domestic Worker

Grade 11

Domestic Worker: Cape Town Residence

R 224,626 pa

3

Domestic Worker

Grade 11

Domestic Worker: Pretoria Residence

R 109, 534 pa +

37%

2

Food Aid

Grade 11 Auxiliary Nursing

Food Aid

MS STELLA NDABEBI-ABRAHAMS MINISTER

30 July 2019 - NW145

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Whether, with regard to the current and future plans to roll out a 5G network, a term used to reference the next generation of high-speed mobile networks, she has been informed of the potential risks to humans when the specified technology is turned into use for weapons; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether she has any plans in place to ensure that the technology will not be used against the Republic’s civilians; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the plans?

Reply:

  • S/No
  • 5G Network
  • Service Provider/s
  • Monetary Value
  • Remarks
 

a.

b.

c.

d.

1

The current and future plans to roll out a 5G Network, a terms used to reference the next generation of high- speed mobile networks. She has been informed of the potential risks to humans when the specified technology is turned into use of weapons; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details.

None

None

The Department of Defence (DOD) is not rolling out nor planning to roll out any cellular network technologies including 5G in the foreseeable future. Currently the DOD is only a user of the cellular systems and services through Telkom, Vodacom, MTN, and Cell C.

       

The custodian of the roll out of 5G network resides in the Department of Telecommunications & Postal Services and thus that department is responsible for the total scope of the threat assessment, risk management and related counter measures across the entire scope of the network sphere in the

entire country”.

2

Whether she has any plans in place to ensure that the technology will not be used against the Republic’s civilians; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the plans?

None

None

The DOD is aware of the identified dangers and risks pertaining to the 5G technology roll-out. It is the DOD policy to invest only on tested and matured

technologies that are safe in accordance to international best practices.

30 July 2019 - NW208

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

What is the total (a) number of government employees in her department who are being paid whilst on undue and/or extended periods of sick leave and (b) cost to the Government in each case?

Reply:

(a) According to the Department of Defence policies on Leave of Absence; (i.e. DODI/PERS/18/2000 Edition No: 3A and DODI/POL&PLAN/00036/2001 Edition No 2) a member has 36 working days normal sick leave in a three-year cycle where after a member is entitled to temporary and permanent incapacity leave. The previous sick leave cycle started on 01 January 2016 and ended on 31 December 2018. A total of 5 290 DOD officials were on extended periods of sick leave over the period 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

(b) The estimated cost of the extended sick leave for the reporting period is R123 110 000.

 

30 July 2019 - NW207

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

What is the total number of vacancies in (i) her department and (ii) each of the provincial departments reporting to her and (b) by what date will the vacancies be filled in each case?

Reply:

(a) (i) The strength for the FY2019/20 of the Department of Defence (DOD) is 74,901. The strength at 30 June 2019 was 74,053. The vacancy rate at 30 June 2019 was 848 (military and civilian).

(b) The military posts will be filled in January 2020 with the annual Military Skills Development Intake and the civilian posts are advertised and filled according the Department of Public Service and Administration processes.

 

30 July 2019 - NW59

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does her department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property, (c) for how long has each property been rented and (d) from whom is each property rented?

Reply:

1. (a) The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans has under her custodianship seven thousand one hundred and fifteen buildings, fifty eight properties (land portions) and one hundred and forty six facilities.

More work is being done to determine the value and the purpose for which each one is used.

 

29 July 2019 - NW23

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Gumbi, Mr HS to ask the Mr H S Gumbi (DA) to ask Minister of Employment and Labour

What number of (a) employees received compensation for permanent disablement as a result of the application of section 49(2)(c) of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, Act 130 of 1993, as amended, in each of the past 10 calendar years and (b) the specified employees were classified as not being able to work anymore due to the nature of the injury or disease contracted at work?

Reply:

I reply to both (a) and (b) based on information at our disposal currently. The current system that we use is making the attached information available to the Honourable Member.

29 July 2019 - NW183

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

(a) For what number of days was each ambassador at work in their respective embassies in the period from 1 January to the 30 June 2019 and (b) what are the full relevant details in this regard for the specified period of six months? NW 1141E

Reply:

The table below indicates Amabassadors according to regions, and number of days each Ambassador was at work.

A. Region: Global Governance and

Continental Agenda

Number Of Days At Work

1

118

2

110

3

120

4

85

B. Region: Americas & Europé

Number Of Days At Work

1

119

2

98

3

129

4

111

5

85

6

83

7

103

8

110

9

92

10

85

11

146

12

49

13

96

14

112

15

121

16

105

17

116

18

114

19

117

20

181

21

111

22

163

23

123

24

109

25

123

26

109

27

89

28

111

29

117

30

168

31

59

C. Region: Asia and Middle East

Number Of Days At Work

1

150

2

84

3

170

4

181

5

63

6

125

7

171

8

174

9

145

10

72

11

163

12

61

13

158

14

90

15

112

16

152

17

173

18

176

19

15

20

64

21

111

D. Region: Africa

Number Of Days At Work

1

162

2

81

3

146

4

23

5

155

s

124

7

174

29 July 2019 - NW28

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

What (a)(i) number of persons formed part of his department’s delegation to the 108th Session of the International Labour Organisation Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 10 to 21 June 2019 and (ii) was the (aa) name and (bb) professional designation of each person, (b) number of days did the delegation stay in Geneva and (c) are the details of the (i) total cost and (ii) breakdown of the costs incurred by his department in terms of accommodation, flights and daily allowances for each person in the delegation?

Reply:

1. Government delegates and social partners from 187 member states of the International Labour Organization (ILO) gathered for a historic session of the annual International Labour Conference as the Organisation celebrated 100 years (centenary) in Geneva from 10 – 21 June 2019. This very important session was also graced by 40 Heads of State and Government who came to not only congratulate the organization on this milestone but to also assist in providing direction and guidance for the future using as their base document the report of the Global Commission on the Future of Work.

2. H.E. President C.M Ramaphosa participated at this event as he formally submitted the report of the Global Commission on the Future of Work that he co-chaired with the Prime Minister of Sweden, H.E. Stephan Lofven to Conference.

3. The Minister of Employment and Labor, H.E. Thulas Nxesi, accompanied the President and also led the tripartite delegation that participated in different committees of the conference and plenary discussions that discussed the report of the ILO Director-General.

4. In accordance with Article 26(13.2) of the ILOs Constitution, Member States are obliged to cover the costs of participation of the Social Partners (Organised Business and Organised Labour) in annual Conferences. Due to the special nature of this International Labour Conference (ILC) (discussions on the future of work), the former Minister had agreed to also include representatives of the Community sector from NEDLAC as they participated in all national consultative meetings on the same. Furthermore, departmental entities also participate in the ILC sessions dependent on specific issues of interest.

5. It should be noted that payment of attendance costs for Social Partners is only related to the annual International Labour Conference (and not other ILO meetings) and includes flights, accommodation and subsistence allowances. The number of Social Partner delegates attending each ILC is determined by sitting Conference Committees at that particular year, that is, if there are four technical meetings, the Department is constitutionally obliged to cover the costs of 1 + four (Delegate and four advisors). Each advisor will then be dispatched to a specific committee.

6. Over the years and due to heightened interest on the importance of issues under discussion at the ILC, Social Partners have increased the number of participating delegates covering the full cost of such participation.

NB: It should be noted that the ILC also serves as a convenient platform for bilateral meetings as MOST Ministers and entities converge in Geneva during this period.

Response to A(i): 54 South African Delegates attended the 108th Session of the ILC. Dates of each delegates attendance is outlined in the excel spreadsheet annexed as A.

Response to A (II) (aa) and (bb): The South African delegation (names and designations) and committees attended are indicated hereunder:

 

DELEGATE

DESIGNATION

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

THEMATIC SESSION

HIGH-LEVEL SESSION

1.

NXESI

Thulas, HE

Minister of Employment and Labour

   

X

2.

LEWIS

Dr Jonathan

Advisor to the Minister

   

X

3.

BARLOW

Albertina T. Ms

Personal Assistant of the Minister.

   

X

4.

LAMATI

Thobile, Mr

Director-General, Labour.

 

X

X

5.

NDEBELE Sipho, Mr

Chief Director, International Relations

Rapporteur

Committee of the Whole

 

X

6.

SEAFIELD

Virgil, Mr

Deputy Director-General, Labour Policy & Industrial Relations

Committee of the Whole

 

X

7.

NTLEKI

Malixole, Adv.

Director, Office of Director-General.

Committee on the Application of Standards

 

X

8.

MOROTOBA

Sam, Mr.

Deputy Director-General, Public Employment Services

 

X

X

9.

MOILOA

Aggy, Ms

Deputy Director-General, Inspections and Enforcement Services

Committee on the Application of Standards

 

X

10.

SEWLAL Varsha, Ms

Chief Legal Officer

Committee on the Application of Standards

   

11.

BRONKHORST Martha, Ms

Chief Operating Officer

 

X

X

12.

MARUPING Teboho, Mr

Commissioner, Unemployment Insurance Fund

 

X

X

13.

DOUW-JACK Nomfundo, Ms

Chief Director Provincial Operations (CDPO)

Committee on Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

X

14.

MAMASHELA Ntsoaki, Mrs

Director, Employment Standards

Committee on Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

X

15.

PETERSON Georgina, Ms

Deputy Director, International Relations.

Committee on Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

X

16.

OLIVIER, Henrieta, Ms

DD Labour Market Information and Statistics (N. Cape)

Rapporteur

Committee of the Whole

 

X

17.

MONYANE Motselisi, Ms

DD Labour Market Information and Statistics (Free State)

Rapporteur

Committee of the Whole

 

X

18.

MAGAKWE Mishack, Mr

Provincial Communications Officer and Cameraman (Gauteng)

X

X

X

19.

CINDI

Sibusiso, Mr

Director, Communications

X

X

X

20.

MOLAPO

Batho, Mr

Assistant Director, Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

Committee on Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

X

 

COMMISSION FOR CONCILIATION, MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION

(OWN ACCOUNT)

21.

MORAJANE

Cameron, Mr

Director, CCMA

Committee on the Application of Standards

 

X

22.

VAN NIEKERK, Wilbur, Mr, CCMA.

Legal Researcher, CCMA Officer of the Director

Committee of the Whole

 

X

23.

LEDWABA, Makhulu, Mr,

Chairperson, CCMA Board

Committee on Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

X

 

PRODUCTIVITYSA

(OWN ACCOUNT)

24.

MOTHIBA Mothunye, Mr

CEO, ProductivitySA.

Committee on Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

x

25.

TSHIFULARO Justice, Mr

Executive Manager for the Turnaround Solutions, ProductivitySA.

Committee of the Whole

   
 

EMPLOYER DELEGATES

(BUSINESS UNITY SOUTH AFRICA)

26.

MDWABA Mthunzi, Mr

 

Overall Coordinator

   

27.

MOYANE Kaizer, Mr

 

Committee on the Application of Standards

   

28.

DE VILLERS

Jahni, Ms

 

Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

   

29.

MOABALOBELO Sinovuyo, Ms

 

Committee of the Whole

   

30.

JAMES

Cheryl, Ms

 

Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

   

31.

MANYONI

Tilson, Mr

 

Committee of the Whole

   

32.

SERRAO

Olivier, Mr

 

Committee on the Application of Standards

   
 

ORGANIZED LABOUR

33.

NTSHALINTSHALI Bheki, Mr

General Secretary, Congress of South Africa Trade Unions (COSATU).

Committee of the Whole

 

X

34.

LOSI

Zingiswa, Ms

President, COSATU.

Committee on the Application of Standards

 

X

35.

MULAISI Lebogang, Ms

COSATU

Committee of the Whole

 

X

36.

FAKUDE

Xolani, Mr

COSATU

   

X

37.

MTSHWENI, Getrude, Ms

COSATU

Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

X

38.

WITBOOI,

Myrtle, Ms

COSATU

Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

X

39.

MABIZELA, Nhlanhla, Ms

COSATU

Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

X

40.

LEKOTA,

Malesela Moses, Mr

COSATU

Committee of the Whole

 

X

41.

SOOBRAMONEY, Myan, Mr

COSATU

Committee of the Whole

 

X

42.

SELEMATSELA, Godfrey, Mr

President, Federation of Unions of South Africa

Committee on the Application of Standards

 

X

43.

MPHELA,

Pat, Mr

President, NACTU

Committee on the Application of Standards

 

X

44.

MODISE,

Brenda, Ms

FEDUSA

Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

X

45.

AJAM,

Riefdah, Ms

FEDUSA

Committee of the Whole

 

X

46.

NDHLOVU, Dorothy, Ms

Vice President, FEDUSA

Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

X

47.

KEYTER,

Martle, Ms

Vice President, FEDUSA

Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

X

48.

OLIVIER,

Ruby, Ms

FEDUSA

Committee on the Application of Standards

 

X

49.

FREDERICKS,

Ivan, Mr

Vice President, FEDUSA

Committee of the Whole

 

X

 

COMMUNITY CONSTITUENCY

50.

MATLAKALA, Conti, Ms

Woman's National Coalition

Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

X

X

51.

JOSOPU, Thembinkosi, Mr

South African Youth Council Principal

Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

X

X

52.

BALE,

Lawrence, Mr

South African National Apex Cooperation Principal

Committee of the Whole

X

X

53.

NZIMANDE, Mbuzi, Mr

Disability People of South Africa

Committee of the Whole

X

X

54

RADEBE,

Tebello, Mr

Financial Sector Coalition Campaign Principal

Committee of the Whole

X

X

OTHER ENGAGEMENTS:

45B AFRICAN REGIONAL LABOUR AND ADMINISTRATION COUNCIL (ARLAC)

  • Ms Georgina Petersen

BRICS Employment Working Group

  • Mr Thobile Lamati
  • Mr Sipho Ndebele

G20 Employment Working Group

  • Mr Sipho Ndebele
  • Mr Kgomotso Letoaba

Productivity SA

Held consultative meetings with key stakeholders, similar institutions alongside the side-lines of the ILC with a view to forming strategic partnerships and alliances to promote productivity and competitiveness, both in South Africa and in the African continent in collaboration with the Pan African Productivity Association (PAPA)

The institutions which were consulted included:

  • The ILO Team (Vick van Vuuren, Director: Enterprise Department and Cynthia Samuel-Olonjowun, Regional Director for Africa) reflecting on issues of full and productivity employment and decent work including support that can be provided to South Africa (Productivity SA as a conduit into providing support to Africa/PAPA) and the African Continent regarding the productivity movement and support to SMEs.
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) – Green Economy and SME divisions to reflect on possible collaboration on creating an eco-system for SMEs in South Africa in collaboration with the CSIR/NCPC and CIPC.
  • World Economic Forum (WEF) – The team participated in the WEF Round Table /Meeting of Labour Ministers reflecting on the Global Platform for Shaping the Future of Inclusive Economies and Societies, and held a meeting with the Experts at the Centre for the New Economy and Society reflecting on possible collaboration of enhancing the capacity of Productivity SA in particular to strategically develop models and standards to address issues identified in the WEF Competitiveness Index as well as advancing dialogues and cooperation between stakeholders in South Africa.
  • The Institute of Management Development (IMD) – The team met with the Researchers who are responsible for developing the IMD Competitiveness Report to reflect on possible collaboration and wide stakeholder engagement on the productivity and competitiveness issues as well as building our Research and Knowledge Management respond to these issues.

CCMA

 

  • The CCMA also engaged in bilateral discussions with various key departments and people within the ILO structures which will benefit the labour market in South Africa, Southern Africa and beyond.
  • The CCMA delegation also met with the Chairperson of the Freedom of Association Committee and the Chief of the Freedom of Association Department to discuss collaborative training possibilities to capacitate the labour market in South Africa and Southern Africa.
  • The CCMA delegation met with the Director of the International Labour Standards (ILS) Department of the ILO to discuss collaborative contribution of the CCMA to the broader work of the ILS Department in its global development and application of labour standards.”

NB: List of South Africans accredited (in the list) but did not travel to Geneva. These delegates accreditation was requested by their Constituencies who were to cover the cost of their attendance.

  • Mr Vuyo Mafata: Commissioner, Compensation Fund
  • Ms Brenda Madumise: President, Interim Gender Based Violence Steering Committee
  • Ms Nobuntu Sibisi, NEDLAC
  • Ms Thandeka Msibi, COSATU
  • Ms Patricia Snyman, COSATU
  • Mr Bones Skulu, COSATU
  • Mr Mike Tau, COSATU
  • Mr Lucus Ramathlodi, COSATU

Response to (b) number of days the delegation stayed in Geneva and (c) details of the (i) total cost and (ii) breakdown of the costs incurred by the department in terms of accommodation, flights and daily allowances for each person in the delegation are outlined in the excel spreadsheet.

  • NB: In line with Article 26(13.2) of the ILOs Constitution, the Department, over and above the departmental delegates, covered the cost of 5 Employer and 6 Worker delegates.
  • The new Minister of Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) has charged his department with the task of reviewing the current policy on the composition and costs of overseas delegations with a view to containing and cutting costs of future delegations, whilst ensuring the effective participation and engagement of South Africa in ILO fora.

 

29 July 2019 - NW84

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

(a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does his department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?

Reply:

(a) i Please refer to Annexure A&B

ii Please refer to the Annexure A&B

iii Please refer to the Annexure A&B

(aa) 36

(bb) 203

(b) i Please refer to Annexures A&B

ii Please refer to Annexures A&B

iii Please refer to Annexures A&B

(c) i Please refer to Annexures A&B

ii Please refer to Annexures A&B

iii Please refer to the attached spreadsheet

26 July 2019 - NW98

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether her department has devised a specific plan for the sole purpose of combating the scourge of violence in our schools; if not, why not; if so, how effective has she found the plan projected to be?

Reply:

The National School Safety Framework (NNSF) provides the Basic Education Department with an organising framework to coordinate all efforts in response to school related violence. This Framework provides evidence-informed approaches based on accurate and comprehensive data of the effectiveness of existing programmes.

A key pillar of the NSSF is collaboration and partnerships. School violence cannot be separated from the high levels of violence that are experienced in some of our communities. The Framework encourages partnerships with sister departments like the SAPS, civil society organisations, academic institutions and education stakeholders. The Minister convened a School Safety Summit in October 2018 and one of the recommendations of this summit was the establishment of a School Safety Steering Committee comprised of a wide spectrum of education stakeholders including SGB federations, learner formations and teacher unions.

The Department has provided a manual on how to address violence at school level to all schools. The provincial education departments continue to provide training and support to schools, particularly those schools in high crime areas, to effectively respond to school violence and bullying. These hotspot schools have also been linked to local police stations through a national partnership with the SAPS. The manual encourages all schools to establish school safety committees and provides evidence informed strategies to address bullying, homophobia, xenophobia and gangsterism.

In addition, through the Council of Education Ministers, the Department has made available two key protocols on how to address corporal punishment and sexual abuse in schools. The Department has provided training to all provinces and districts on how to utilise these protocols in schools.

The Department, in partnership with UNICEF and Save the Children, will be undertaking the third School Violence Survey in 2019 to continue to monitor the effectiveness of the implementation of the NSSF.

26 July 2019 - NW214

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

What (a) is the total number of employees in his department who are being paid whilst they are on suspension and (b) is the total cost to the Government in each case?

Reply:

(A)

Department

Fisheries

Forestry

None

None

None

(B)

Department

Fisheries

Forestry

None

None

None

 

 

Regards

Ms. Barbara Creecy

Minister - Environment, Forestry & Fisheries Date : . . . . .

26 July 2019 - NW215

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

What is the total (a) number of government employees in her department who are being paid whilst on undue and/or extended periods of sick leave and (b) cost to the Government in each case?

Reply:

Department

a) No employees are on undue sick leave. Five employees are on approved incapacity leave due to injuries or illness.

b) The total cost to the department is as follows:

Employee

Period of absence

Cost

1

November 2018 to July 2019

R342 214.98

2

September 2018 to July

2019

R814 071.95

3

February to July 2019

R154 125.00

4

February to July 2019

R240933.60

5

February to July 2019

R138 725.82

Total

 

R1690 071.35

Branch: Fisheries

a) None.

b) None.

 

Branch: Forestry

(a) There are three officials in the Eastern Cape and one in Limpopo who applied for extended sick leave/temporary incapacity leave and receiving payment.

(c) Of cials who applied for extended sick leave are paid as follows:

No.

Province

Type of leave

Amount

1.

Limpopo and Mpumalanga (from

November 2017 to date)

Temporary Incapacity

leave

R136 065.00

2.

Eastern Cape (from December 2018 to

date)

Extended sick leave

R217 850.55

3.

Eastern Cape (from December 2018 to

date)

Extended sick leave

R238 756.75

4.

Eastern Cape (from June 2018 to date)

Extended sick leave

R196 330.59

Total:

   

R789 002.89

Regards

IIIS B D CREECY, MP

MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

26 July 2019 - NW213

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(a) What is the total number of vacancies in (i) her department and (ii) each of the provincial departments reporting to her; and (b) by what date will the vacancies be filled?

Reply:

Due to the cost containment measures and after reaching a ceiling for compensation of employees, the Department of Environment embarked on a process to reprioritise positions and realignment of the organisational structure to enhance efficiency and eliminate duplication. The process has subsequently been concluded. The concurrence letter on realignment of the structure was issued by MPSA on 10 May 2019.

The department has commenced with the process of filling the vacancies within a year in line with the Public Service Regulations, 2016 and will continue to reduce the vacancy rate to a target of 8% by the end of the current financial year in line with the Annual Performance Plan.

(a) Department of Environment

  1. 211 vacancies
  2. None. There are no provincial departments reporting to me.

Branch: Fisheries

  1. 157 vacancies
  2. The Branch: Fisheries Management does not have provincial branches.

Branch: Forestry

  1. 13 vacant positions as of 01 July 2019.
  2. The Forestry Branch in the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has vacant positions in the following Provinces:

Province

Number of vacancies

Forestry Management: Eastern Cape

292

Forestry Management: KwaZulu-Natal

61

Forestry Management: Mpumalanga and Limpopo

117

Forestry Management: Other Regions (Free State,

Gauteng, Northern Cape, North West & Western Cape)

19

Woodlands and Indigenous Forest Management

(Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo and Mpumalanga)

84

Total in Provinces

573

(b) Department of Environment

The department fills in vacancies on a continuous basis in line with the Public Service Regulations, 2016.

 

Branch: Fisheries & Forestry

The National Macro Organisation of Government process is still underway, which will guide whether all these posts are required and whether there is budget to fill them.

 

 

Regards

MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

24 July 2019 - NW172

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McGluwa, Mr JJ to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1) Whether, with reference to the fines that are imposed on airlines for bringing illegal foreigners to the Republic, his department will provide a breakdown of what total amount is owed by each airline in unpaid fines; (2) (a) what amount in fines is owed (i) for each person and (ii) by each airline and (b) since what date has the specified amounts been outstanding; (3) whether his department has made any arrangements with regard to any airline that is in arrears; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether his department has taken any action against any airline that is in arrears; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) Yes, conveyance fines are issued to airlines where such contraventions occur.

(2)(a-b) The breakdown of the fines, from highest to lowest, is contained in the table below:

Conveyor

Value of fines issued 50(3) for 2017/18

Value of fines issued 2016/17

EMIRATES AIRLINE

6 960 000,00

2 670 000,00

SAA

4 440 000,00

2 160 000,00

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINE

4 095 000,00

1 665 000,00

KENYA AIRLINE

2 340 000,00

390 000

BRITISH AIRWAYS

1 350 000,00

975 000

QATAR AIRLINE

1 335 000,00

435 000

RWANDA AIRLINE

1 215 000,00

225 000

ETIHAD AIRLINE

825 000,00

285 000

Further detail in respect of the fines cannot be provided due to current challenges with the revenue management reconciliation mechanism. The Department is engaging the National Treasury with a view to implement improved measures, systems and revenue management (reconciliation) mechanism.

(3) No arrangements have been made with regards to the “arrears” as fines are not regarded as debt. National Treasury indicated in a letter dated 15 May 2018 that fines are not regarded as debt or revenue due to the Department since it is not money outstanding in respect of products or services rendered.

(4) No.

END

24 July 2019 - NW163

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Finance

(1) What are the relevant details of any funding paid by the National Treasury from the Government to the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019; (2) what are the relevant details of any envisaged payments by the Government to SABC from 1 July 2019 to 31 March 2020; (3) whether the National Treasury issued any letters of commitment in favour of SABC to assist SABC to raise loans from lenders from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) what are the details of any envisaged letters of commitment to be issued in favour of SABC for the purpose of obtaining loans from lenders from 1 July 2019 to 31 March 2020?

Reply:

1. R199 million has been allocated to the SABC for the 2019/2020 financial year. This is to specifically cater for public broadcasting obligations, community radio stations, Channel Africa and programme production. More detail can be found within the Estimates of National Expenditure.

2. In the 2019 Budget Speech, the Minister of Finance indicated the following:

On other state-owned enterprises, we are reviewing our framework for state-owned enterprise support. Government has revised the contingency reserve upwards to R13 billion for 2019/20 to respond to possible requests for financial support”

SABC is one of the entities that has applied for funding from the contingency reserve. The amount that the entity has applied for and the outcome of the funding request will only be determined after the normal budgetary and legislative processes have been finalised which is expected around August/September 2019.

3. In line with the 2019 Budget Speech, National Treasury has indicated to the SABC that government remains committed to supporting the entity and its funding requirements through the contingency reserve process which is currently underway.

4. None.

24 July 2019 - NW233

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1)How are the cruise ships that are docking on the South African shores being accommodated to ensure that the processing of passengers is efficiently, effectively and speedily handled with minimal inconvenience to passengers; (2) which ports (a) have and (b) do not have functioning Home Affairs offices for the purpose of processing passengers; (3) (a) how are passengers being processed in the cases where there are no Home Affairs offices, (b) what is being done to establish a Home Affairs presence at the specified ports and (c) what are the time frames and deadlines in this regard respectively?

Reply:

(1) Cruise liners that are visiting our shores are an important revenue generator and contributor to economy of the country in general and the relevant Provinces in particular. It is for this reason that the designated maritime ports that deals with passenger liners are well prepared to facilitate passengers. The facilitation of passengers commenced with a joint planning session way in advance as soon as notification or a schedule is received from shipping agents. The planning session comprises of all the relevant border law enforcement entities that include immigration; customs; policing; agricultural, plant and animal inspections as well as port health. The planning sessions culminate in a comprehensive operational plan that is discussed with the shipping agent to ensure that all movements are efficient and seamless. In the event where passenger liners arrive with large number of visitors, additional Immigration staff are deployed for the period of clearance in order to ensure that processing of travellers are speedily done. It should be noted that not all eight maritime ports are designated for passenger clearance.

(2) (a) The following maritime ports are designated to clear passengers:

i. Richardsbay Port of Entry

ii. Durban Port of Entry

iii. East London Port of Entry

iv. Port Elizabeth Port of Entry

v. Cape Town Harbour

(b) The remaining Maritime Ports of Entry do not provide passenger clearance services as it has been designated for either crew changes or bulk goods and include the following:

i. Mosselbay

ii. Port of Ngqura

iii. Saldanhabay

(3) (a) All ports designated for passenger clearance either have permanent staff or services are provided from ports or Home Affairs offices where permanent staff is based. Advanced planning and engagements are done when services are needed.

(b) Permanent staff will be appointed when funding becomes available for the filling of posts.

(c) The timeframes and deadlines are unknown considering the current austerity measures implemented by National Treasury.

END

24 July 2019 - NW308

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Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the President of the Republic

Whether he has established a task team to look into the shortcomings of the Copyright Amendment Bill [B13-2017] before assenting to it; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the terms of reference of the task team, (b) what is the name of each person on the task team and (c) by what date is the task team expected to complete its work?

Reply:

(a) - (c) The Presidency legal team has collated all submissions, petitions and investigated areas of concern regarding the Bill. The team is currently analysing these submissions with the purpose of fully appraising the President on the Bill. As such, there is no task team established to consider the Bill.

24 July 2019 - NW253

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McGluwa, Mr JJ to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether there is any (a) office or (b) mobile office service for the residents in Ward 79800043 in Gauteng; if not, why not; if so, (i) what are the relevant details and (ii) which office of the Department of Home Affairs in Gauteng is the closest to serve the people of the specified ward?

Reply:

Ward 79800043 in question is Meadowlands residential area, within the City of Johannesburg municipality district, Gauteng Province.

a) Yes, the Department has four (4) offices, namely the Dobsonville, Orlando, Roodepoort and Maponya Mall offices, which are all within a radius of 10 km of Ward 79800043 in Gauteng and are servicing the residents thereof. In line with the current geographical access norms, the travel distance to a Home Affairs office in Gauteng is 25km. The population in question is therefore covered in terms of the Department’s norms and standards.

b) No.

(i) Contact details of the offices are provided below for ease of reference:

Name of the Office

Adress

Office Manager

Services rendered

Contact Details

Soweto

11902 Kumalo Main Rd & Armitage St, Orlando West, Soweto, 1804

Pearl Poto

Smart Cards, Passports, Births, marriages and deaths

0119365666 072 610 0562

Dobsonville

Luthuli St, Dobsonville, Johannesburg, 1863

Pearl Poto

Births, marriages and deaths only.

0119365666 072 610 0562

Roodepoort

127 Albertina Sisulu Rd, Roodepoort, Johannesburg, 1724

Lingile Afrika

Smart Cards, Passports, Births, marriages and deaths

011 279 7300 072 611 7091

Maponya Mall

Shop 368,Chris Hani Road,Maponya Mall, SOWETO

Ruth Nthathe

Smart Cards, Passports, Births, marriages and deaths

072 919 9586

011 938 3296

(ii) The Orlando office is closest to serve residents of this ward as it is within a radius of 4 km and covers both the eastern and western side of Meadowlands. Dobsonville Home Affairs office is approximately 4 to 5km away and Maponya Mall office is approximately 7 Km away. The distance from Roodepoort Home Affairs office to the mentioned ward is at the most 10km.

END

24 July 2019 - NW162

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Finance

(1) What are the relevant details of any funding paid by the National Treasury from the Government to Eskom from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019; (2) what are the relevant details of any envisaged payments by the Government to Eskom from 1 July 2019 to 31 March 2020; (3) whether the National Treasury issued any letters of commitment in favour of Eskom to assist Eskom to raise loans from lenders from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) what are the details of any envisaged letters of commitment to be issued in favour of Eskom for the purpose of obtaining loans from lenders from 1 July 2019 to 31 March 2020?

Reply:

1. By 30 April 2019, National Treasury transferred a total of R13.5 billion to Eskom of the R17.652 billion that was approved by the Minister of Finance through invoking Section 16 of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA).

2. Government acknowledges that the R23 billion for 2019/2020 will not be sufficient and is thus tabling a Special Appropriation Bill to Parliament for urgent consideration and approval.

3. Given the strategic role that Eskom plays in pursuit of governments objectives, the Minister of Finance announced that government has committed to set aside R23 billion per year over the next 3 years to financially support Eskom. Moreover, beyond MTEF the current fiscal planning includes R23 billion per year to support Eskom over the next 10 years, with the total accumulated support amounting to R230 billion or R150 billion in net present value terms.

4. None.