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16 April 2021 - NW318

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) What is the total number of bank accounts that the SA Post Office have and (b) will she furnish Mr C MacKenzie with the account balances as at (i) 31 March 2020, (ii) 30 June 2020, (iii) 30 September 2020 and (iv) 31 December 2020?

Reply:

I have been advised by the SAPO as follows:

a) SAPO has fourteen (14) bank accounts for different operational requirements.

b) The request for the bank account balances is noted. SAPO is however mindful that responses to parliamentary questions are public documents and given the sensitivities surrounding its finances, the bank account balances cannot be provided.

 

MS. STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

16 April 2021 - NW241

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Zungula, Mr V to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)      Whether, given the state of affairs at SA Airways (SAA), he can account as to the reason that the voluntary severance package (VSP) payments of more than 3480 former SAA employees have not been paid, despite promises by his department to effect the payment by 31 January 2021; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) What plan does his department have in place to ensure that the rest of the 1220 SAA employees who were not subjected to the section 189 retrenchment process do not encounter a similar payment issue; (3) Whether, in light of the recorded R10,5 billion bail-out for SAA that the Minister of Finance, Mr T T Mboweni, had set out, of which R2,2 billion had been set aside to fund retrenchment packages, the specified funds have been made available to the Ministry of Public Enterprises; if not, why not; if so, what are the reasons that the specified funds have not reached the intended recipients; and (4) By what date will his department process the VSPs of all affected employees as a matter of urgency?

Reply:

  1. The VSPs have since been paid with non-management and management employees paid on 12 and 19 February 2021 respectively. The payments could not be paid until the funds had been secured and this was achieved with the adjusted national budget on 28 October 2020. Immediately R3.5 billion of these funds were made available to start payment of employee related liabilities.
  2. The Department does not anticipate that payment related to further restructuring including section 189 retrenchments shall be delayed. Funds necessary for this purpose have been deposited with BRPs.
  3. All the funds for retrenchment packages for SAA employees have been transferred to SAA.
  4. See (1) and (2) above.
     
     
     
     
     

16 April 2021 - NW528

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What (a) are the details of the role his department plays in terms of the development of the new generation Rooivalk MK 11 and (b) budget has been provided for this purpose; (2) Whether Denel has been able to form partnerships (a) within the Republic and (b) internationally at this stage; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, with whom in each case?

Reply:

(1)(a) The Department is not playing a direct role in the development process of the new generation Rooivalk Combat Helicopter MK II. The discussions are still at a technical level between Denel and Armscor.

(1)(b) No budget provision has been made by the Department.

(2)(a) Domestic partnership is the Light Mobility (LMT) Holdings. Denel acquired the controlling stake in LMT in 2012. Denel owns 51% of LMT Holdings, PAMODZI 29% and the remainder is owned by the previous owners of LMT.

(b) Yes, Denel has in the past managed to enter into international partnerships. These are:

(i) With SAFRAN of France in 2002 to form Turbomeca Africa. SAFRAN owned 51% of Turbomeca Africa and Denel 49%. The company was based in South Africa. The joint venture was discontinued in 2017.

(ii) With SAAB of Sweden in 2007 to form Denel SAAB Aerostructures (DSA). Denel owned 80%  of DSA and SAAB 20%. The company was based in South Africa. SAAB sold back to Denel its 20% stake left the partnership in 2010. Denel Aerostructures was discontinued in 2019.

(iii) In Optronics with Carl Zeiss of Germany in 2007 to establish Carl Zeiss South Africa (now Hensoldt South Africa). Carl Zeiss owned (now Hensoldt) 70% of Carl Zeiss South Africa (Hensoldt South Africa) and Denel 30%. The company is based in South Africa

(iv) With Rheinmetall of Germany in 2008 to establish Rheinmetall Denel Munitions (RDM). Rheinmetall owns 51% and Denel 49%. The company is based in South Africa

(v) With Tawuzan of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2012 to establish Tawuzan Dynamic (now Barij Dynamics)s. Tawuzan owns 51% and Denel 49%. The entity is based in the UAE

(vi) With International Golden Group(IGG) PJSC of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2014 to establish Pioneer Land Systems LLC. Denel (through its subsidiary) own 49% of Pioneer Land Systems LLC and IGG 51%. The company is based in the UAE.    

                                               

16 April 2021 - NW608

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Maotwe, Ms OMC to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What: (a) Total amount did Eskom pay a certain law firm (name furnished) to investigate fraud and corruption at the Wilge Residential Development project and (b) Process was followed to appoint the specified law firm to conduct the specified

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

a) The Wilge Residential Development investigation under Bowmans’ mandate letter dated 14 May 2018 and further Phase 2 mandate letter dated 08 August 2018 cost Eskom approximately R2,819,376.00 up to May 2019.  

Bowmans’ further investigation and attendance to the disciplinary proceedings under their mandate letter dated 20 June 2019 has cost Eskom R 2,811,915.37 up to 28 February 2021.

b) Bowmans was on Eskom’s panel of approved legal service providers when they were originally appointed in May 2018 to investigate procurement irregularities at Eskom. In June 2018, and pending the appointment of a new panel of attorneys, National Treasury provided approval for the continuation of existing legal services until completion of the work. This was for continuity purposes.

16 April 2021 - NW545

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister in the Presidency

What (a) are the names of the companies contracted to provide (i) masks, (ii) sanitisers and (iii) disinfecting and/or fogging services at the (aa) Union Buildings, (bb) Office of the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, (cc) Brand South Africa offices both local and abroad and (dd) Statistics South Africa in the period 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021 and (b) is the value in rand of each contract?

Reply:

(aa) Union Buildings

The Presidency did not enter into a contract with any supplier for the above-mentioned items, however this items were sourced through once off procurement which was a combination of over the counter procurement and request for quotation through Central Supplier Database (CSD).

(bb) Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

See attached separate reply by DPME

(cc) Brand SA

a) Brand South Africa procured the following items for PPE to provide (i) masks, (ii) sanitisers and (iii) disinfecting and/or fogging services at the Brand South Africa Offices.

i) Masks

Period

Company Registration No

Service Provider

Commodity

Value in Rand

30-04-2020

2014/016785/07

Supra Latex (Pty) Ltd T/A Suprahealthcare

Mask - Surgical

R 216,315.00

09-07-2020

2012/210570/07

Kamageba Holdings

Face Shield

R 155.25

30-04-2020

2020/140895/07

Chima Lumumba (PTY) Ltd

PLASTIC FACIAL MASK

R 60.00

ii) Sanitisers

Period

Company Registration No

Service Provider

Commodity

Value in Rand

30-04-2020

2014/016785/07

Supra Latex (Pty) Ltd T/A Suprahealthcare

Hands Sanitizers (1l)

R 23,303.60

09-07-2020

2012/210570/07

Kamageba Holdings

Hand Sanitizer dispenser with sensor, wall mounted

R 5,520.00

09-07-2020

2012/210570/07

Kamageba Holdings

Sanitizer Gel Refill: 5L

R 1,610.00

30-04-2020

2020/140895/07

Chima Lumumba (PTY) Ltd

Wall Stand For The 500ml Sanitiser

R 4,153.00

iii) Disinfecting and/or fogging services

Period

Company Registration No

Service Provider

Commodity

Value in Rand

30-04-2020

2014/016785/07

Supra Latex (Pty) Ltd T/A Suprahealthcare

DISINFECTANT Sanitersers( 5L)

R 31,567.50

11-05-2020

2016/380292/07

The Dental Warehouse

5L Disinfectants

R 26,766.25

20-05-2020

2000/011511/07-2018/

(Organic Health CC)COVID-19 awareness collaboration with SA Taxi

25L Organic Fresh

R 261,463.65

(dd) Stats SA

See attached spreadsheet that reflects all COVID-19 Related Procurement for Stats SA for the above period as requested.

16 April 2021 - NW174

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Communications

What has she found to have been the impact of the closures that were as a result of late or non-payment for the monthly rental to owners of the buildings utilised by the SA Post Office on (a) SA Social Security Agency grants and the (b) renewal of motor vehicle licenses that took place at the specified Post Offices?

Reply:

(a) & (b) The closure of any SA Post Office as a result of late or non-payment for the monthly rental to owners of the buildings - or for whatever other reasons - is a concern and can be an inconvenience to all parties concerned.

The impact to both the SA Social Security Agency grant recipients and the renewal of motor vehicle licenses is that the customers often must incur additional costs as they are redirected to other branches.

The impact to SAPO staff members is that they often must attend to additional customers that are re-directed from the closed branches.

 

MS. STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

16 April 2021 - NW546

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister in the Presidency

What number of staff members in (a) The Presidency, (b) the Office of the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, (c) Brand South Africa Offices, both local and abroad, and (d) Statistics South Africa lost their lives due to (i) COVID-19 and (ii) COVID-19 related complications in the period 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021?

Reply:

a) Presidency

(i)The Presidency lost (01) female employee with a comorbidity (Disability) due to Covid 19

(ii) The Presidency lost (01) female employee due to Covid – 19 related complications in the period 01 March 2020 to 15 February 2021.

b) Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

DPME lost (02) staff members excluding the late Minister in the Presidency who lost his life due to Covid – 19 related complications.

c) Brand SA

No staff members, both local and abroad, lost their lives at Brand South Africa due to (i) COVID-19 and (ii) COVID-19 related complications in the period 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021.

d) Stats SA

Statistics SA unfortunately had a total of five (5) colleagues countrywide plus one (1) employee from the service provider managing the Head Office Building who succumbed to COVID-19 for the period 1 March 2020 until 28 February 2021.

The following offices were affected:

  • Head Office (Pretoria) – 3 (2 Stats SA employees plus the service provider employee mentioned above)
  • Bhisho District Office – 1
  • Zululand District Office – 1
  • De Aar District Office – 1

Stats SA does not have any employees stationed abroad.

Thank You.

16 April 2021 - NW518

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Hicklin, Ms MB to ask the Minister to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Whether any staff member in his department (a) performed work outside normal working hours in addition to the responsibilities related to his or her work 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 and/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 his 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. DPE has recorded staff members who, according to the Financial Disclosures System on the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) website, were noted to have performed remunerative work outside the Public Service dating back to April 2014.

(b)

These cases are reported on, on an annual basis through the DPSA’s financial disclosures system and is verified by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) system conducted by the Public Service Commission (PSC), by determining whether an employee is a Director of a registered company(ies). The available records are as follows:

2014/2015: eleven (11) staff members were detected through the financial disclosure and CIPC verification systems to have registered companies. During consultation with the officials, most companies were reported to be dormant, not trading, being a stokvel, staff members not actively involved, not generating an income, assisting on a voluntary basis, and staff member having resigned from the companies. Three (3) officials obtained formal approval to conduct Remunerative Work Outside the Public Service (RWOPS) and approval was confirmed.

2015/2016: twenty-one (21) staff members were detected through the financial disclosure and CIPC verification systems to have registered companies. During consultations held with the officials, most companies were reported to be dormant, not trading, being a stokvel, staff members not actively involved, not generating an income, assisting on a voluntary basis, and staff member having resigned from the company.

2016/2017: four (4) staff members were detected through the financial disclosure and CIPC verification systems to have been engaging on RWOPS. Three cases had no RWOPS approval.

2017/2018: six (6) staff members were detected to have been engaging in RWOPS through the financial disclosure and CIPC systems. RWOPS approval only confirmed for Three staff members.

(i) The number of staff members confirmed to have been involved in RWOPS are as follows:

• 2014/2015: a total of 11 staff members with registered companies,

• 2015/2016: a total of 21 staff members with registered companies,

• 2016/2017: a total of 4 staff members engaged on RWOPS, and

• 2017/2018: 6 staff members engaged on RWOPS.

(ii) Job categories of these staff members are as follows:

• 2014/2015: Directors-5 & Chief Director- 4 & Deputy Director-General-2.

• 2015/2016: Directors-13, Chief Director -5, Deputy Director-General-2, Director-General-1.

• 2016/2017 – Director – 2, Chief Director-1, & Deputy Director-General-1.

• 2017/2018: Director -3, Chief Director – 2, Deputy Director-General-1.

(2) RWOPS approvals verified were: 2014/2015 -3 approvals, 2016/2017 – 3 approvals, and 2017/2018 – 1 approval.

(a)

The Department does not have its own separate policy as this is a regulatory function prescribed in terms of Regulation 19 of the Public Service Regulations (PSR), 2016, which provides a list and details of financial interests which designated employees (SMS and Non-SMS) are required to disclose. This explanatory manual is issued by the DPSA to guide designated employees on the required information relating to financial disclosures. Details of interests to be disclosed include different categories, namely (1) Shares, loan accounts or any other form of equity in a registered private or public company and other corporate entities recognised by law, (2) Equity, (3) Loan accounts (4) other forms of financial interests from which he/she receives an income (4) Income generating assets; (5) Trusts, (6) Directorships and Partnerships, (7) Other Remunerative Work outside the employees’ department (RWOPS), (8) Retainers, (9) Gifts, (10) Sponsorship, (11) Immovable property and (12) Vehicles

Other remunerative work refers to any work which an employee performs and receives remuneration for, outside his or her official employment. This category covers other remunerative work not disclosed under directorship/partnership, consultancy/retainership, and trustee. All employees must obtain written approval to perform other remunerative work outside of their official duties before engaging in such other remunerative work. The certificate of approval must be uploaded on the eDisclosure system.

(b)

All employees must obtain written approval to perform other remunerative work outside of their official duties by the Minister (Executive Authority) before engaging in such other remunerative work.

(c)

None. In terms of the Public Service Regulations, transgressions are required to be reported to the PSC and the DPSA, and not to National Treasury.

(d)

The Department engaged all implicated staff members and obtained written reasons for non-compliance with RWOPS prescripts. Warning letters were issued where it was found that financial disclosures were submitted late. Officials who were conducting RWOPS without approval were required to cease with the activity. A workshop was also offered to assist staff members to comprehend the DPSA policy and regulations and its implications.

16 April 2021 - NW547

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister in the Presidency

What amount, in Rands has (a) The Presidency, (b) the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, (c) Brand South Africa Offices, both local and abroad, and (d) Statistics South Africa spent on (i) flowers (ii) cards and (iii) gifts to families of deceased staff members in each of the above offices in the period 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021?

Reply:

a) Presidency

(i)The Presidency has spent R10 539, 95 on flowers between the periods, 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021.

(ii)The Presidency has spent R130.00, on sympathy cards between the periods, 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021.

(iii)The Presidency has made the donation of R20 000.00 to two families of deceased staff members between the period, 1 March to 15 February 2021.

b) Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

With regard to (b) – The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation spent the following amounts during the period from 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021 on:

(i) R 4 816.90 on flowers to families of the deceased staff members

(ii) R 0.00 no cards were purchased and

(iii) R 0.00 no gifts were purchased for the families of the deceased staff members.

c) Brand SA

Brand South Africa has not incurred expenditure, both local and abroad, in the period of 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021 in respect of (i) flowers, (ii) cards and (iii) gifts to families of the deceased staff members.

Thank You.

16 April 2021 - NW175

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Communications

With reference to the branches of the SA Post Office that closed down, (a) what number of post offices have been shut down by the owners of the buildings and/or premises in 2020 due to non-payment of the monthly rental and (b) how does the SA Post Office intend to solve these closure problems that occur on a regular basis?

Reply:

I have been advised by the SAPO as follows:

a) Of the 1 110 premises that are leased only 43 have been closed. The closure is mainly as a result of under utilisation of the core business of the SA Post Office by the customers.

b) The SA Post Office is currently embarking on processes to re-purpose its business model to adapt to new technologies, including digitising the services.

 

MS. STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

16 April 2021 - NW317

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) What is the total number of retail post offices in the Republic, (b) of these post offices, what number is (i) SA Post Office (aa) owned and (bb) rented and (ii) postal agencies premises and (c) will she furnish Mr C MacKenzie with an aged analysis of all rentals due to landlords for each retail post office?

Reply:

I have been advised by the SAPO as follows:

(a) 1 414 Post Offices

(b)(i)

(aa) 458 owned Post Offices

(bb) 956 rented Post Offices

(b)(ii) 694 postal agencies

(c) Age analysis of rentals due as at January 2021 which includes 154 other rented

sites such as mail centres, depot’s box lobbies, etc. (A detailed list is attached hereto)

+30 days

+60 days

+90 days

+120 days

TOTAL

-24 514 125,63

-26 371 402,36

-26 803 607,04

-51 586 293,58

-129 275 428,61

MS. STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

15 April 2021 - NW919

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Mohlala, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Given that her department has just bought more than 20 water tankers worth R26 million for the Amathole District in the Eastern Cape, what are her long-term plans to resolve the water crisis in the specified district?

Reply:

The 20 water trucks (tankers) referred to by the Honourable Member were procured through Amatola Water as part of the Drought Intervention Programme for the entire Eastern Cape Province.

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is currently implementing a number of long-term projects that seek to resolve the water crisis in Amathole District Municipality that are funded through government conditional grants, including the Regional Bulk Infrastructure Grant (RBIG) as well as Water Services Infrastructure Grant (WSIG).

Projects that are funded under RBIG are:

  • The Xhora Bulk Water Supply Scheme which includes a number of components, namely; the raw water supply system (river weir, pump stations and off-channel dam), the Xhora water treatment plant, and the treated water supply system. To date, 21 500 people have access to water. An additional 12 500 residents should have access to clean water in the next 3 months when the next phase is commissioned.
  • The Ngqamakhwe Regional Water Supply Scheme Phase 5A, referred to as the Butterworth Emergency Water Supply Scheme, will transfer raw water from the Tsomo River to the upper reaches of the Xilinxa River Dam catchment to augment the water supply to Butterworth. The existing water treatment works (WTW) downstream of the Xilinxa Dam will be used to supply treated water to Butterworth. This project will then be integrated into the Ngqamakhwe Regional Water Supply Scheme (RWSS) and will be used to distribute potable water once the Tsomo WTW has been commissioned. The contractor has established the site and construction has commenced. The anticipated completion date is 23rd of September 2023

District Wide Refurbishment projects that include a variety of refurbishment work of water treatment works, waste water treatment works, sewer pump stations, boreholes and bulk infrastructure in the towns of Adelaide, Bedford, Butterworth and Idutywa are as follows:

  • Bedford & Adelaide Town - Refurbishment of Adelaide & Bedford WTW currently under construction. The project is 50% complete and the anticipated completion date is 30th June 2021
  • Butterworth Town - Augmentation of Butterworth Water supply from Teko Kona Boreholes currently under construction. The project is 90% complete and the anticipated completion date on the 30th of June 2021.
  • Idutywa Town - The Amathole District Municipality will be equipping boreholes for the Augmentation of water supply around iDutywa area. The projects are to commence in 2022/23
  • Water Conservation and Demand Management (WCDM) teams have been established to deal with the implementation of various WCDM strategies aimed at reducing non-revenue water within Amathole District Municipality. The Water Loss Reduction Programmes are being implemented in the Amahlathi, Great Kei, Mbashe, Mnquma, Ngqushwa and Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipalities. The projects include:
  • Monthly billing analysis,
  • Retrofitting of internal plumbing
  • Leak Detection and repairs
  • Reservoir repairs
  • Dam repairs
  • Meter Installations and replacements
  • Water Balance Reports, and
  • Pressure Management and Water Restrictions
  • District Wide Water Supply which entails the provision of bulk water supply and reticulation with standpipes and/or drilling and equipping of boreholes and refurbishment of existing infrastructure.
  • West Victoria East Water Supply phase 3 - The project is for the provision of water supply extension to all the local villages.
  • Rural Household Sanitation for Provision of basic sanitation services - 218 Ventilated Pit Latrines to be provided in order to address the sanitation backlog within the Municipal area of Mnquma ward 11 and 4. To date, 121 VIP structures have been constructed in the villages of Mnquma, Ward 11.
  • There are also Drought Intervention Projects which include projects for siting, drilling and testing of boreholes and ad-hoc emergency drought related works such as equipping of boreholes, refurbishing of pumps and generators throughout the District (Mnquma LM, Mbashe LM, Raymond Mhlaba, Adelaide, Bedford and Hogsback). Progress in this regard is as follows:
  • Equipping of Goshen Borehole = 100% complete
  • Construction of Butterworth Water Treatment Works Backwash recovery system = 70% complete
  • Equipping of Wartburg Borehole = 45% complete

The Projects that are funded under WSIG drought funding, rolled over from the 2018/19 financial year are:

  • Butterworth Water Supply - Water Treatment works backwash water recovery.
  • Butterworth Water Supply - Augmentation of bulk water to Ibika from Teko Kona boreholes.

The table below shows the breakdown of the allocations per programme for 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21 financial year allocation to ADM:

Programme

2018/19 Allocation

2019/20

Allocation

2020/21

Allocation

RBIG

R 66 500 000

R 99 694 000

R106 366 000

WSIG

R100 000 000

R102 000 000

R 80 000 000

WSIG Drought

R 64 000 000

R 64 000 000

-

Total

R230 500 000

R201 6294 000

R186 366 000

15 April 2021 - NW925

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) At what stage is the process of the rebranding of SA Tourism currently, (b) what changes are perceived for the final brand for SA Tourism, (c) how has SA Tourism communicated the current brand positioning exercise, (d) what (i) government and (ii) private sectors have been brought in to be part of the process in each sector and (e) what budgetary amount has been allocated for each line item for this purpose?

Reply:

(a) Government is currently undertaking a process to look at repositioning its public entities including South African Tourism (SA Tourism). Recommendations emanating from this process will be discussed and approved by Cabinet hence SA Tourism has not initiated rebranding of the entity.

(b)- (e) Not applicable

15 April 2021 - NW965

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1). Whether he will furnish Mr T W Mhlongo with a list of names of (a) all the persons who have been paid from the National Arts Council (NAC) relief funding on Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP) and (b) the amount that was paid for each first, second and third stream PESP; (2). whether stream 1 is now completed; if not, why not; if so, (a) who was paid and (b) what amount was paid in each case; (3). whether he will furnish Mr T W Mhlongo with a (a) list of names of persons who have been contracted on stream 2 and (b) full list of the persons who are (i) announced and (ii) not yet announced; if not, why not; if so, what are the further

Reply:

(1). Yes, the list has been attached with the above details as requested.

(2). Stream 1, is not yet completed as it was also affected by the guiding figure of R10 800 across the board. The list of beneficiaries that have been paid thus far is also attached. The value of Stream 1 is R 23 896 665, 76.

(3). Contracting process is in progress for stream 2 beneficiaries. The NAC continues to engage those that received addendum contracts to sign in order to finalise the payment processes. All the beneficiaries that are approved have received their grant notification letters. The process announcing approved applicants is finalised and all names of fully compliant applicants are published on the NAC website.

 

15 April 2021 - NW906

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

What steps has her department taken since May 2019 to ensure that there is sufficient housing for the residents of Marikana in the North West?

Reply:

The North West Provincial Department of Human Settlements indicated that it has purchased suitable land for human settlements development through the Housing Development Agency (HDA). Regrettably, after the HDA completed its valuations of some land parcels with a potential for human settlements development, some of the private landowners became be reluctant to sell, while others are charging exorbitant amounts for identified portions of land. It is for this reason that the Provincial Department has approved the expropriation process which is currently underway. The Provincial Department continue to engage with private landowners to persuade them to sell portions of their land to be incorporated into an integrated housing development within the Greater Marikana Area.

The process of township establishment is currently being undertaken for those portions of land acquired through the HDA. The target is to complete the planning phase for these land portions and the expropriation process by March 2022.

15 April 2021 - NW879

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With regard to the The Silapha Wellness Intervention Programme, (a) what total amount has been set aside for the total cost of the specified project, (b) which service providers were appointed, (c) what supply chain management processes were followed to make the appointments, (d) what are the details of how the artist will benefit, (e) what total amount was budgeted and/or was used for refreshment, transport, venue during the launch of the awareness programme, (f) who were the guest speakers, (g) what are the details of who was invited at the launch, including a list of invitees and the register of attendance and (h) what total number of artists attended the launch?

Reply:

1. The Department appointed Indingliz Advertising and Marketing for the service.

(b) It was appointed for a three year period to the total amount of R 14 912 901.00 vat inclusive.

(c) The supply chain management tender processes was followed.

(d) Artists will benefit through a platform for accessing assistance and professional

services for dealing with matters related to lifestyle management, financial management, mental health management, substance abuse management and legal advice. This in attempt to extend the strategies that the Department is continuously employing to provide a holistic conducive environment within which the arts and its practitioners must thrive.

(e) The amount used for refreshments, transport and venue during the launch is R60 592.50 as per the itemized billing from the appointed service provider. The Venue came at no cost.

(f) The guest speakers were 1. Ms Lilian Dube 2. Adv.Nakedi Ribane 3. Mr Jack Devnarain 4. Ms Gigi Lamayne 5. Mr Gaby Le Roux 6. Ms Joy Mbewana 7. Ms Mathapelo Voster 8. Ms Shudufhadzo Musida (pre recorded) 9. Advocate Steve Kekana.

(g) List of invitees to the lauch is as follows Media (provide detail) Panelist (as above) List of invitees attached.

(h) The attendance was controlled and confined to the covid-19 regulations for level 3 social gatherings as a result, reliance was on virtual viewing of the live stream. Physically, 73 people including artists attended the launch (lists and attendance register attached).

ILAPHA WELLNESS INTERVENTION PROGRAMME LAUNCH

NAME

SURNAME

MEDIA HOUSE

STAKEHOLDER

EMAIL

CONTACT NUMBER

SIGNATURE

Gabi

LeRoux

Panelist

       

Steve

Kekana

Panelist

       

Tshepiso

Mahlangu

Humbledrop productions

 

humbledrop@agmail.com

084 215 1742

 

Lilian

Dube

Panelist

       

Nozipho

Dlamini

Sisterhood

   

082 966 6500

 

Joy

Mbewana

Panelist

       

Natacia

Pakarnist

Interpreter

   

079 848 5281

 

Gigi

La Mayne

Panelist

   

078 129 7480

 

Natacia

Manni

     

067 125 6450

 

Nakedi

Ribane

     

082 789 2163

 

Dimakatso

       

084 324 3957

 

Mandla

Maeko

Seniorgroup

   

074 754 4477

 

Vuyi

Mothlabane

indingilizi

   

063 877 5697

 

Madimetja

Moleba

DSAC

   

066 301 4675

 

Jack

Devaeain

SAGA

   

082 467 8925

 

Mandla

Ntlatlane

NTLAKS

   

076 478 9972

 

Victor

Malaza

Indingilizi

       

Xenia

Malaza

Indingilizi

       

Cetshwayo

Ntuli

Indingillizi

       

Mavis

Chauke

Indingilizi

       

Dikeleli

Chabalala

Indingilizi

       

Tholakele

Temane

         

Frennie

Shivambu

Gallo images

       

Kgalalelo

`Tlhoaele

     

068 5842050

 

Joseph

Nkhumise

Steve Kekana Foundation

   

071 419 5743

 

Thulani

Mahlangu

Steve Kekana Foundation

   

082 081 2972

 

Bongane

Mkhatshwa

Breath of art

   

082 051 828

 

Thabo

Nkosi

Breath of Art

   

079 040 3702

 

Esau

Dlamini

Soweto TV

       

Sandile

Zikalala

Soweto TV

       

Dumsani

Mbatha

Soweto TV

       

IPELENG

MTWA

Ditshego Media

   

0115133244

 

Thuto

Ditshego

Ditshego media

   

0115133244

 

Zama

Mkhize

Gigi Lamaynes crew

   

072 496 1305

 

Tholakele

Temane

Indingilizi

       

Dikeledi

Ledwaba

Indingilizi

       

Lorraine

Mataboge

Magakwa Youth Developer

       

Joseph

Komani

Act café

   

067 794 8882

 

Mapule

Rafuthu

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Masike

Lesego

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Otshepeng

Mozima

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Lebogang

Basiretsi

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Boipelo

Dibopu

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Mogomotsi

Seabelo

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Lot

Modise

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Tebogo

Mahaba

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Tshegofatso

Mpete

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Tshegofatso

Kgosinkwe

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Victoria

Muelose

Makakwa Youth Dev

           

Kabelo

Mpete

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Paris

Manalo

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Stanley

Letebele

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Vincent

Stephen

PRIDA ART

       

Lesego

Mogole

Prida Art

       

SILAPHA WELLNESS INTERVENTION PROGRAMME LAUNCH

NAME

SURNAME

MEDIA HOUSE

STAKEHOLDER

EMAIL

CONTACT NUMBER

SIGNATURE

Gabi

LeRoux

Panelist

       

Steve

Kekana

Panelist

       

Tshepiso

Mahlangu

Humbledrop productions

 

humbledrop@agmail.com

084 215 1742

 

Lilian

Dube

Panelist

       

Nozipho

Dlamini

Sisterhood

   

082 966 6500

 

Joy

Mbewana

Panelist

       

Natacia

Pakarnist

Interpreter

   

079 848 5281

 

Gigi

La Mayne

Panelist

   

078 129 7480

 

Natacia

Manni

     

067 125 6450

 

Nakedi

Ribane

     

082 789 2163

 

Dimakatso

       

084 324 3957

 

Mandla

Maeko

Seniorgroup

   

074 754 4477

 

Vuyi

Mothlabane

indingilizi

   

063 877 5697

 

Madimetja

Moleba

DSAC

   

066 301 4675

 

Jack

Devaeain

SAGA

   

082 467 8925

 

Mandla

Ntlatlane

NTLAKS

   

076 478 9972

 

Victor

Malaza

Indingilizi

       

Xenia

Malaza

Indingilizi

       

Cetshwayo

Ntuli

Indingillizi

       

Mavis

Chauke

Indingilizi

       

Dikeleli

Chabalala

Indingilizi

       

Tholakele

Temane

         

Frennie

Shivambu

Gallo images

       

Kgalalelo

`Tlhoaele

     

068 5842050

 

Joseph

Nkhumise

Steve Kekana Foundation

   

071 419 5743

 

Thulani

Mahlangu

Steve Kekana Foundation

   

082 081 2972

 

Bongane

Mkhatshwa

Breath of art

   

082 051 828

 

Thabo

Nkosi

Breath of Art

   

079 040 3702

 

Esau

Dlamini

Soweto TV

       

Sandile

Zikalala

Soweto TV

       

Dumsani

Mbatha

Soweto TV

       

IPELENG

MTWA

Ditshego Media

   

0115133244

 

Thuto

Ditshego

Ditshego media

   

0115133244

 

Zama

Mkhize

Gigi Lamaynes crew

   

072 496 1305

 

Tholakele

Temane

Indingilizi

       

Dikeledi

Ledwaba

Indingilizi

       

Lorraine

Mataboge

Magakwa Youth Developer

       

Joseph

Komani

Act café

   

067 794 8882

 

Mapule

Rafuthu

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Masike

Lesego

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Otshepeng

Mozima

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Lebogang

Basiretsi

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Boipelo

Dibopu

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Mogomotsi

Seabelo

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Lot

Modise

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Tebogo

Mahaba

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Tshegofatso

Mpete

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Tshegofatso

Kgosinkwe

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Victoria

Muelose

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Kabelo

Mpete

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Paris

Manalo

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Stanley

Letebele

Makakwa Youth Dev

       

Vincent

Stephen

PRIDA ART

       

Lesego

Mogole

Prida Art

       

15 April 2021 - NW994

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With reference to his reply to question 1175 on 22 June 2020, what amount has the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee paid for each anniversary dinner and/or celebration in each of the past 10 financial years? NW1162

Reply:

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee indicated that there has been only one anniversary dinner in the past 10 years in 2014 that cost R631, 293.20

15 April 2021 - NW928

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

(a) What will happen to artists who apply for the R6 600 funding when their applications are not successful, (b) will they qualify for the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme which has a R350 million budget and (c) where can artists check to see if their applications were successful or not?

Reply:

(a). The R6 600 was applicable to the 2nd Wave of relief funding. Unsuccessful applicants get informed accordingly, however, there was subsequently a 3rd Wave relief funding cycle to which the same artists were not prohibited from applying.

(b). The Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme is focused on job creation opportunities as well as job retention as opposed to the individual requests that were applicable to the relief of R 6 600 of the second wave. Any artist’s formations and organisations were allowed, in accordance with the prescribed criteria, to apply for the (PESP)

(c). The 2nd Wave was administered through the NAC and BASA and each entity provided responses to the applicants and where there were enquiries for the R6 600, there was a contact person and details for BASA sipho@basa.co.za and 066 314 3374 whilst at NAC it was Dsacrelief@nac.org.za

15 April 2021 - NW986

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1)What total number of (a)(i) board members and (ii) staff members have been suspended from SA Basketball since 1 January 2016 and (b) the suspended board members and staff members are still receiving salaries and benefits respectively; (2) what is the total (a) amount and (b) breakdown of the amount that each suspended (i) board member and (ii) staff member received in each month and/or in each year since 1 January 2016?

Reply:

S.A. Basketball in its response indicated that:-

1)(a)(i) and (b) There were no Board Members suspended since 1 January 2016.

(ii) One staff member (National Administrator).

2) (a)(b)(ii) an amount of R78, 442, 29 was paid to the Administrator whilst on suspension.

15 April 2021 - NW996

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With reference to his reply to question 955 on 8 June 2020, what (a) total amount has the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) spent on legal fees over the past 10 years on each court case, (b) was the nature of each specified case, (c) total amount was budgeted for legal costs in each year and (d) amount did SASCOC overspend on their legal budget in each year?

Reply:

(a) and (b) The South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee provided the following response;

Norton Rose Fulbright

 

31/03/2017

7,226,093.95

Matters relating to dismissed employees as well as to another staff CCMA matter.

31/03/2018

2,385,177.49

 

31/03/2019

2,738,045.79

 

31/03/2020

323,762.39

 
 

12,673,079.62

 
     

TWB

 

31/03/2017

R1,036,194.93

Defending claims from athletes and dealing with Arbitration involving National Federations

31/03/2018

R655,686.76

 

31/03/2019

R2,862,178.05

 

31/03/2020

R693,300.55

 
 

R5,247,360.29

 
     

Spoor * Fisher

 

31/03/2011

R27,319.30

Trade mark copyright matters as per IOC requirements

31/03/2012

R21,904.42

 

31/03/2013

R831,048.43

 

31/03/2014

R403,891.87

 

31/03/2015

R175,941.16

 

31/03/2016

R810,837.92

 

31/03/2017

R165,364.68

 

31/03/2018

R23,367.61

 

31/03/2019

R215,674.74

 

31/03/2020

R83,541.94

 
 

R2,758,892.07

   

(c) and (d) SASCOC indicated that the organisation does not specifically budget for legal fees, as this is an unfunded mandate. Any legal fees incurred in normal operational and administrative matters are budgeted for within that specific cost centre.

15 April 2021 - NW977

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Health

(1)With reference to all the vaccines that have been procured by the Government, (a) what is the cost of each specified vaccine and (b) on what date will the (i) first and (ii) second phase roll-out of each vaccine (aa) begin and (bb) end; (2) whether transportation costs were charged for the delivery of each vaccine; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a) The agreements with manufacturers contain a confidentiality clause which precludes the sharing of contract terms. This includes the price of the vaccines. We have approached manufacturers to highlight the transparency requirements as enshrined in our constitution for the purposes of oversight. We hope that our representation would allow the Department to be released from the non-disclsoure clauses of the agreement.

(b) the first phase of the programme involves healthcare workers and commenced on the 17 February 2021 while the second phase is scheduled to start on the 17 May 2021. The groups targeted in each phase may be vaccinated in subsequent phases hence nobody will excluded from vaccination.

2. Transport costs are dependent on the Incoterms contained in the contract. In these contracts the manufacturers will be responsible for transportation of vaccines to South Africa. Once in the country, the Department of Health is responsible for warehousing and distribution costs of vaccines.

END.

15 April 2021 - NW979

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1)What is the current backlog on the issuing of birth certificates as at the latest specified date for which information is available; (2) What (a) total number of births have not been registered with his department to date, (b) number of the unregistered births are (i) South Africans and (ii) foreigners and (c) is the breakdown for each province?

Reply:

1. Birth certificates are issued on the spot therefore the Department does not have a backlog on the issuing of birth certificates.

2. (a), (b)(i)(ii) and (c)

The Department is mandated to do civil registration only and Statistics SA (StatsSA) as well as the Department of Health are mandated to produce official vital statistics from the civil registration system and to register birth occurrences at health facilities respectively.

END

15 April 2021 - NW987

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With reference to his reply to question 2112 on 12 October 2020, what total amount has the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee spent on High Performance of Sport, Preparation and Delivery of Team South Africa to multi-coded international events in each financial year since its inception to date?

Reply:

I have written to SASCOC impressing upon them their obligation to respond to questions posed by Members of Parliament and to respond on time. Still waiting for their response.

15 April 2021 - NW974

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1) With reference to his department’s war on queues, what total numbers of the officials of his department were allocated front offices, who are not on sick leave but are off work due to restrictions related to COVID-19 as at 11 March 2021; (2) Whether any of the specified officials will be allocated to manage queues outside of Home Affairs front offices; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) The total number of the officials of the department that were allocated to front offices, who are not on sick leave but are off work due to restrictions related to COVID-19 as at 11 March 2021 are 108.

(2) No, these officials all fall within the category of persons with one or more of the underlying commonly encountered chronic medical conditions that are not well controlled. Assigning such officials to manage queues may heighten exposure and place them at a higher risk of complications or death than other employees if infected with COVID 19, considering the environment and observation of physical distancing protocols in queues.

The Department however deploys other officials as well as Supervisors and Office Managers to assist with queue management. COVID-19 Compliance officers are appointed in writing to manage the queues as well as Immigration Officers who add to the capacity to manage the queues. Furthermore, strategies including utilisation of different channels have been developed by the Department to put measures in place to deal effectively with long queues in Home Affairs offices country wide. Officials are thereby deployed to health facilities, banks and mobile units to reduce long queues. Some offices are assisted by the municipalities with (Expanded Public Works Programme) EPWP staff to assist DHA in managing the queues.

END

 

15 April 2021 - NW917

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Mohlala, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

How does her department intend to resolve the issues of raw sewerage and pollution at the eMfuleni Local Municipality?

Reply:

The pollution of the Vaal River System is a consequence of poor maintenance of sanitation infrastructure by a number of municipalities located along the Vaal River including the Provinces of Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Free State and North West. The Emfuleni Local Municipality (LM) contributes a significant amount to this pollution. The water and sanitation infrastructure challenges in the Emfuleni LM which the provincial and national government interventions are focusing upon are as follows:

a) Operations and Maintenance

b) Refurbishment

c) Upgrade

The Honourable Member will be aware that the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) published its report titled “Final Report of the Gauteng Provincial Inquiry Into the Sewage Problem of the Vaal River” on 17 February 2021. Immediately thereafter we started consultations with the relevant stakeholders in accordance with the Water Services Act.

I have had meetings with my colleague, the Minister of Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs, the Premier of Gauteng and the Gauteng MEC of COGTA as well as the Emfuleni Local Municipality to solicit inputs that will be incorporated into the intervention plan. 

A task team comprising senior officials of the Department of Water and Sanitation, Water and Sanitation Advisory Panels, NRRTT and other technical experts have been established to manage the implementation of the intervention plan.

I shall be approaching Cabinet to brief it on the SAHRC Report and to present the intervention plan for support and approval as soon as the necessary consultations are completed.

15 April 2021 - NW849

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Health

(a) Whether he will furnish Ms H Ismail with a comprehensive plan for the actual rollout of vaccines broken down into (i) time frames and the (ii) number of vaccines to be administered on each day and (b) what is being done to address the challenges with Emergency Medical Services in each province?

Reply:

a) The vaccination programme is aims reduce the morbidity and mortality of Covid-19. Fundamentally, it is to ensure community survival and manage economic survival. It will do through two main objectives. In the short term it is to manage severity of disease and reduce mortality by vaccinating the most vulnerable (health care workers, elderly and those with co-morbilidies); and in the medium term to build herd immunity by vaccinating everyone else.

(i) Phase 1 of the programme is targeting health care workers. This phase will be completed by end April 2021. Phase 2 of the Programme will be completed by the end of quarter 2 of the 2021/22 financial year. Phase 3 of the Programme will be completed by the end of the 2021/22 financial year.

(ii) We are estimating that on average we would vaccinate 50,000 persons per day in quarter 1; progressively increasing to on average vaccinating 135,000 persons per day in quarter 4.

b) The National Department of Health promulgated the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Regulations in December 2017. These regulations make provision for a licensing and inspectorate processes and also stipulate the minimum requirements to become an EMS provider for both the public and private sectors. The process of accreditation of EMS providers in compliance with the EMS Regulations is ongoing at provincial level. Only those EMS providers and ambulance units that meet the requirements are issued license token and allowed to operate within the respective health districts.

In addition, the National Department of Health (NDOH) together with the Office of Health Standards and Compliance (OHSC), in consultation with the National Committee for EMS (Provincial EMS Managers) developed the draft Regulations relating to Standards for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to facilitate standardization and equitable services in the provision of public and private EMS countrywide by all accredited EMS providers – now published for public comment. The proposed regulation will not only maintain a standard of service delivery but will also improve the quality of service as well as maintaining a minimum standard of service delivery. It will enhance the EMS Regulation, by detailing the standards required in the provision of a high quality EMS. It will also assist in refining the licensing and inspection process of the EMS Regulations by the respective provincial Licensing and Inspectorate Authorities.

A 5 year quality improvement plan is embedded in the assessment tool – the Ideal EMS Framework – with systems in place for district, provincial and national monitoring which includes the Office of Health Standards Compliance when these regulations are promulgated.

EMS will also form an integral part of the Quality Learning Centres (QLCs) envisaged in the Presidential National Quality Improvement Plan to create centres of excellence in each province. These QLCs are the spearhead for improving service delivery in preparation for NHI.

END.

15 April 2021 - NW998

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With reference to his reply to question 960 on 8 June 2020, what amount in funding did each national sports federation receive from (a) the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, (b) the Department of Sport and Recreation, (c) the National Lottery, (d) the SA Sports Trust and (e) any other organisation in the (i) 2016-17, (ii) 2017-18 and (iii) 2018-19 financial years?

Reply:

(a)(b) (c) (i) (ii) and (iii) Breakdown is provided in the table below;

Federation Name

SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee

Department of Sports and Recreation

National Lottery

The Sport Trust

Other

 

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

Athletics SA

-

-

-

2,000,000

2,000,000

7,800,000

14,260,400

9,111,600.

             

Basketball South Africa

-

-

-

     

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Chess South Africa

-

-

-

1 800 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Cricket South Africa

-

-

-

2 000 000

4 000 000

5 000 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Jukskei South Africa

-

-

-

950 000

950 000

950 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Netball South Africa

-

-

-

3 800 000

4 000 000

7 833 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Softball South Africa

-

-

-

2 000 000

3 000 000

13 000 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Football Association

-

-

-

-

2 000 000

2 000 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Gymnastics Federation

-

-

-

2 000 000

2 000 000

2 000 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Hockey Association

-

-

93 272.94

12 840 000

4 000 000

4 000 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African National Amateur Boxing Organisation

-

-

-

1 200 000

1 200 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Rugby Union

359 425.43

109 865.70

197 087.47

3 000 000

6,000,000

5,000,000

     

130 000

40 000

       

South African Golf Association

-

-

-

1 200 000

1 200 000

1 200 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

SA Sports Association for the Physically Disabled

-

-

-

1 200 000

1 200 000

1 200 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Table Tennis Board

     

2 000 000

2 000 000

2 000 000

5 500 000

 

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Swimming South Africa

2 000 000

2 000 000

1 900 000

2 000 000

2 000 000

2 000 000

 

500 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Federation

SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Rand)

Department of Sports and Recreation (Rand)

National Lottery (Rand)

The Sport Trust (Rand)

Other (Rand)

 

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

Tennis South Africa

-

-

-

2 199 000

2 000 000

3 500 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Volleyball South Africa

-

-

-

2 000 000

13 000 000

4 000 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Bowls South Africa

-

-

-

500 000

750 000

525 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Cycling South Africa

-

-

-

600 000

750 000

525 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Federation of Dance Sport South Africa

-

-

-

500 000

750 000

525 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Judo South Africa

-

-

-

700 000

850 000

595 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Rowing South Africa

-

-

-

800 000

1 200 000

1 600 000

768 000

 

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

SA Association for the Intellectually Impaired (SAAII)

-

-

-

750 000

750 000

525 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Baseball Union

-

-

-

550 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

     

South African Deaf Sports Federation

795 000

   

750 000

750 000

525 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

257 500

150 000

694 000

South African Equestrian Council

-

-

-

-

550 000

385 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

     

Darts South Africa

-

-

-

400 000

450 000

270 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

     

South African National Archery Association

-

-

-

500 000

600 000

525 000

1 422 517

-

-

-

-

-

-

500 000

250 000

SA Shooting Sport Federation

-

-

-

550 000

600 000

420 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Sport Anglers & Casting Confederation

-

-

-

500 000

550 000

385 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Squash South Africa

-

-

-

600 000

650 000

455 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Transplant Sport Association

-

-

-

450 000

600 000

420 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Surfing South Africa

-

-

-

650 000

700 000

490 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Aero Club of South

Africa

-

-

-

450 000

-

300 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Federation

SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Rand)

Department of Sports and Recreation (Rand)

National Lottery (Rand)

The Sport Trust (Rand)

Other (Rand)

 

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

 

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

Badminton South Africa

-

-

-

500 000

550 000

330 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Canoeing South Africa

6 357

88 420

8 990

600 000

650 000

890 000

-

-

250 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

Karate South Africa

-

-

-

550 000

600 000

360 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Lifesaving South Africa

-

-

-

550 000

600 000

600 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Masters Sport South Africa

-

-

-

200 000

270 000

180 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Motorsport South Africa

-

-

-

550 000

600 000

360 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Ringball Association of South Africa

-

-

-

450 000

500 000

300 000

-

-

400 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

Roller Sport South Africa

-

-

-

500 000

600 000

600 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Snow Sports South Africa

-

-

-

400 000

450 000

270 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Amateur Fencing Association

-

-

-

450 000

500 000

300 000

500 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Confederation of Cue Sport

-

-

-

450 000

780 000

918 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Figure Skating Association

-

-

-

450 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

339 290.

296 376.

350 160

S A Fitness Sport Aerobics Federation

-

-

-

450 000

500 000

300 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Handball Federation

-

-

-

700 000

-

270 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Ice Hockey Association

-

-

-

400 000

450 000

270 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Korfball Federation

-

-

-

     

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

New Love Life

-

-

-

38 508 000

40 433 000

42 788 00

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Federation Name

SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Rand)

Department of Sports and Recreation

(Rand)

National Lottery (Rand)

The Sport Trust ( Rand)

Other (Rand)

 

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

 

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

 

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

South African Orienteering Federation

-

-

-

300 000

-

240 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Powerlifting Federation

-

-

-

400 000

450 000

270 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Body Building Federation

     

200 000

550 000

390 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Sailing

 

120 143.00

238 170

450 000

500 000

300 000

137 395.00

               

South African Taekwondo Federation

-

-

-

200 000

450 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Tug-of War Federation

-

-

-

400 000

450 000

270 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Water Ski Federation

-

-

-

400 000

450 000

270 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Weightlifting Federation

-

-

-

500 000

600 000

360 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Wrestling Federation

-

-

-

500 000

600 000

360 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Triathlon South Africa

-

-

-

450 000

600 000

-

-

3 500 000

-

-

-

       

Underwater Sport South Africa

-

-

-

450 000

500 000

300 000

-

 

-

-

-

       

University Sport South Africa

-

-

-

600 000

700 000

420 000

-

2 000 000

-

-

-

 

967 951

1 950 408

942 143

Mountain Club of South Africa

-

-

-

400 000

400 000

400 000

-

-

-

-

-

 

-

-

-

Sport for Social Change Network

-

-

-

1 100 000

1 610 000

4 200 000

-

-

-

-

-

10 000 000

-

-

-

Gary Kirsten Foundation

-

-

-

1 000 000

 

1 000 000

-

-

-

-

-

 

-

-

-

Sport Coaches Outreach

-

-

-

8 000 000

12 244 000

8 500 000

50 000

-

-

-

-

 

-

-

-

15 April 2021 - NW992

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With reference to his reply to question 2109 on 12 October 2020, (a) which travel agency qualified to run the Olympic hospitality programmes including selling packages to supporters for air tickets, event tickets and accommodation, (b) what are the criteria for selecting a qualifying agency, (c) on what date was the tender advertised and (d) what is the estimated monetary value of the contract in each financial year?NW1160

Reply:

a) Tourvest Destination Management a division of Tourvest Holdings (Pty) Ltd is the appointed authorised ticket reseller (ATR) for the 2020 Olympic Games.

b) Service providers apply directly for qualification to the IOC and enter directly with them as an ATR for the Olympic Games. The qualification criteria is managed by the IOC.

An ATR that has received clearance from the IOC then engages the NOC. In addition to Tourvest, SASCOC was also approached by Fly Now Travel Agency. Flynow eventually withdrew as an ATR for the 2020 Olympic Games. Tourvest has since been appointed.

b) Due to the qualification process, there was no tender put out by SASCOC. The IOC managed the process.

c) The value of the contract is based on the application by the ATR for tickets for onward selling.

This application is not guaranteed and the IOC reserves the right to allocate tickets on a country bases. ATR’s also have to provide a financial guarantee for any tickets allocated by the IOC. The value of the tickets applied for by Tourvest is R1m. This may change depending on the final allocation by the IOC.

15 April 2021 - NW966

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1).Whether he will furnish Mr T W Mhlongo with a full list of all 1 300 recipients of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme of the National Arts Council relief funding; if not, why not; if so, on what date; (2). on what date will (a) payments be finalised for all those who have signed their contracts, (b) payments and contracts be finalised for all those still waiting for contracts, (c) payments, contracts and letters be finalised for all those who are still under review and (d) those who have been rejected be notified; (3) what are the reason that there was no proper consultation from the sector; (4) what are the relevant (a) details and (b) reasons for the protest by creatives, who waited for answers for the whole day at the National Arts Council offices?

Reply:

(1). Yes, the list has been attached with the above details as requested.

(2). (a). The NAC has committed itself to resolve the process speedily.

(b). the entity has been hard at work to conclude the contracting process and paying the beneficiaries.

(c)(d). All applicants that have been approved are notified and no pending decision for the outstanding applicants except to send them decline letter which will be finalised soon.

(3). The NAC consulted with the sector as follows:

  • 23 February 2021, 5 March 2021, 12 March 2021, and on the 19 March 2021

4. (a)(b). The NAC Council took a decision to revise the guiding figures for stream and stream that saw the initial approved amount cut by over 56 per cent. Those that were affected by the decision challenged the decision that resulted in the sit in at the NAC.

The Department met with protesting artists and we are looking at various interventions to address the matter of the shortfall. We will make the necessary updates as we make progress on the matter.

15 April 2021 - NW982

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Health

(1)How will the element of corruption be addressed in respect of the (a) distribution of vaccines and (b) vaccination process; (2) in view of the statement by the President, Mr M C Ramaphosa, that Black Economic Empowerment opportunities will be available during the vaccine roll-out, how is the element of corruption envisaged to be (a) addressed and (b) eliminated in the process?

Reply:

1. The Department has put in place mechanisms to eradicate any element of corruption during the vaccine roll-out through the implementation of policies and legislative framework governing the distribution of medicines

a) The National Department of Health (NDoH) has been guided by National Treasury in the procurement for services related to the warehousing and distribution of vaccines. An open bidding process was followed to contract appropriate service providers for the warehousing and distribution of vaccines. Being a specialized supply chain, service providers were required to meet specific criteria aligned to the requirements in the Medicines and Related Substances Act.

b) All vaccination sites will be required to meet specific criteria, aligned to the requirements in the Medicines and Related Substances Act as well as the Pharmacy Act. In addition, where private sector service providers are contracted, the relevant requirements in terms of the procurement policies of the NDoH will be followed.

2. (a) The NDoH conforms to its policy and delegations on procurement of goods and services. The selection of service provider in the Central Supplier Database (CSD) albeit being done manually, a criterion for selection is enforced through various filtering fields in the system i.e. per province, district, local municipality, town/ city-based and BEE status.

Officials that are involved in the procurement process are made to complete all necessary declaration forms for confidentiality and business interests. This enables officials to disclose upfront if they have people they know who may lead to the procurement process being compromised. Officials who are found to be linked to any business interests are recused from the procurement process. The Department further ensures that segregation of duties and authority levels within the department are adhered to. The NDOH provides transparency in the entire procurement cycle in order to promote fair and equitable treatment of potential suppliers.

The Department further maximizes transparency in competitive tendering process and takes precautionary measures to enhance integrity and ensure accountability for public funds expenditure. The Department also strives to ensure that procurement officials meet high professional standards in knowledge, skills and integrity and establish responsibility along with control mechanisms in order to avoid any corrupt activity.

END.

15 April 2021 - NW934

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

Whether she will furnish Ms E L Powell with the (a) names of, (b) number of packages, (c) proof of receipt of all persons who are (i) councillors, (ii) government officials, (iii) National Rapid Response Task Team Members and (iv) Advisory Committee Members who were given packages of personal protective equipment that were purchased by a certain company (name furnished) which was awarded contracts by her department to distribute at the various events (details furnished); if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Honourable Member there were no packages of personal protective equipment given to (i) councillors, (ii) government officials, (iii) National Rapid Response Task Team Members and (iv) Advisory Committee Members at the community outreach events.

 

15 April 2021 - NW878

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With regard to COVID-19 relief funding, what total (a)(i) amount was allocated to beneficiaries in the first phase of the relief funding and (ii) number of beneficiaries received their funding during the first phase, (b)(i) amount was allocated to beneficiaries in the second phase of the relief funding and (ii) number of beneficiaries received their funding during the second phase and (c)(i) amount was allocated to beneficiaries in the third phase of the relief funding and (ii) number of beneficiaries received their funding during the third phase?

Reply:

PHASE ONE

a) (i) R80 044 284,14 was paid to beneficiaries

(ii) 4166 (including 319 from Sport sector) received funding

PHASE TWO

(i) R 5 543 800 was paid to beneficiaries including the partnership between

DSAC/DSBD.

(ii) 4110 (including 88 from Sport sector) beneficiaries received funding.

PHASE THREE

c) (i) No beneficiaries have been paid yet in the third phase.

(ii). Still to be determined

15 April 2021 - NW997

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With reference to his reply to question 956 on 8 June 2020, what are the reasons that the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee website is out of date?

Reply:

SASCOC indicated that the website is currently up to date. Further indicated that the organization went through a process of building a new website and it might have been during this transition phase from the old to the new that may have resulted in the website seemingly out of date

15 April 2021 - NW911

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Health

What (a) total (i) number of cases of medical negligence have been submitted to his department over the past five years and (ii) amount has it cost his department to settle the specified claims and (b) has he found are the root causes of the proliferation of the cases of medical negligence?

Reply:

In order to respond to this Question, information must be sourced from the provinces. The Department is still in the process of sourcing this information and as soon as all the information is received, the Minister will provide the response to the Question.

END.

15 April 2021 - NW926

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

(1)(a)(i). How does mentorship at the National Arts Council work and (ii) on what bases are they linked to funded projects and/or applications for funding, (b)(i) what procurement process was followed to appoint mentors and (ii) in cases where mentors were nominated, what does the process entail and how does it correlate with the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, (c)(i) what amount of the allocated funding that is applied for, do mentors receive and (ii) where does this reflect on the record and (d) what (i) total number of applicants completed their projects without assistance from their mentors and (ii) what happens to the money deducted and allocated towards mentors where they are not assisting the applicants; (2). whether the money goes to the applicant and/or to the Surplus Fund and then distributed via the Surplus Policy; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

According to NAC:

(1)(a)(i). In 2019, the National Arts Council initiated a mentorship programme for specific approved beneficiaries. However, the programme did not proceed as there was no policy developed for it.

(ii) The mentorship was proposed for projects in marginalised and rural areas that needed support in implementing projects. The amount was meant to be 25% of identified projects’ allocation.

(b)(i) There was no procurement process followed as the programme did not continue.

(ii) There were no mentors nominated

(c)(i) None as the programme did not proceed, mentorship fees were not allocated.

(ii) Nothing is reflected as there were no payments done to mentors

(d) Ten (10)

(ii) The money is still in the NAC’s account

(2). The money remaining will be allocated to funding of bursaries and projects through an open call for funding.

15 April 2021 - NW991

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With reference to his reply to question 1531 on 29 July 2020, what is the (a) name of each athlete in the Operational Excellence Courses Programme of his department and (b) average monthly amount paid to an athlete for participating in the specified programme?

Reply:

a) and b) The South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee provided the following information;

The OPEX programme ended in November 2019 after the last World Championships. Below is a list of the athletes that benefited for the 2019 season, the athlete allocations were between R75000-00 to R300000-00 for a 10 month period. We have not had an OPEX programme operating in 2020.

OLYMPIC OPEX ALLOCATION 2019

 

Athlete Name

Sport

Wayde van Niekerk

Athletics

Caster Semenya

Athletics

Luvo Manyonga

Athletics

Akani Simbine

Athletics

Ruswahl Samaai

Athletics

Chad le Clos

Swimming

Ashleigh Pasio

Cycling

Henri Schoeman

Triathlon

Richard Murray

Triathlon

Kirsten Mcann

Rowing

Alan Hatherly

Cycling

John Smith

Rowing

Lawrence Brittain

Rowing

David Hunt

Rowing

Jake Green

Rowing

Tatjana Schoenmaker

Swimming

Mona Pretorius

Weightlifting

Sunette Viljoen

Athletics

Lebogang Shange

Athletics

   

PARALYMPIC OPEX ALLOCATION 2019

 

Athlete Name

Sport

Anrune Liebenberg

Para Athletics

Charl du Toit

Para Athletics

Dyan Buis

Para Athletics

Jonathan Ntutu

Para Athletics

Reinhardt Hamman

Para Athletics

Tyrone Pillay

Para Athletics

Zanele Situ

Para Athletics

Hilton Langenhoven

Para Athletics

Louzanne Coetzee

Para Athletics

Nompumelelo Mhlongo

Para Athletics

Union Sekailwe

Para Athletics

Hendri Herbst

Para Swimmig

Khothatso Montjane

Wheelchair Tennis

Lucas Sithole

Wheelchair Tennis

Liezel Gouws

Para Athletics

Ernst van Dyk

Para Athletics

Johanna Pretorius

Para Athletics

Pieter du Preez

Para Cycling

Christiaan Sadie

Para Swimming

Hendrik van der Merwe

Para Swimming

Gert van Heerden

Para Swimming

Theo Cogill

Para Table Tennis

Goldy Fuchs

Para Cycling

15 April 2021 - NW848

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Health

What (a) is the percentage of posts currently vacant in State hospitals and (b) is the current recovery rate of COVID-19 patients with comorbidities in each province?

Reply:

(a)​  The overall percentage (%) rate for vacant posts in State Hospitals is 13%. The table below indicates the (%) rate of vacant posts in State Hospitals per Province as at end February 2021.

Province

% Vacant posts in Hospitals

Eastern Cape

13%

Free State

21%

Gauteng

11%

KwaZulu Natal

14%

Limpopo Province

7%

Mpumalanga

12%

North West

14%

Northern Cape

17%

Western Cape

15%

Overall Total

13%

(b) The recovery rate of COVID-19 patients without comorbidities reported as at 14 April 2021 is as below, please note that the comorbidities indicator is not covered as the current reporting classification does not include it:

 

PROVINCE

TOTAL RECOVERIES

 

14 April 2021

Eastern Cape

184,064

Free State

79,579

Gauteng

405,110

KwaZulu-Natal

319,830

Limpopo

60,970

Mpumalanga

74,225

North West

61,631

Northern Cape

33,215

Western Cape

268,249

Total

1,486,873

END

15 April 2021 - NW893

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Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister of Health

(1)Whether, with reference to the administration of the first batch of vaccines (details furnished), he has been engaging with the medical aid companies, particularly those whose apparent current stance is that they do not carry liability in law for side effects and adverse effects of medicine administration and this would apply to the vaccine on the same basis; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether members of medical aid schemes qualify for medical care for conditions that are a result of vaccine side-effects; if not, why not; if so, (3) what is his department’s position with regard to the no-fault compensation fund mentioned by the Finance Minister in his recent Budget Speech?

Reply:

1. The engagements with the medical schemes industry have been coordinated and managed by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), which is the body mandated with oversight of the industry as per the provisions of the Medical Schemes Act (No. 131 of 1998). One of the core provisions of the Act is the need for all medical schemes to cover Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs), except for those that have applied and qualified for specific exemptions. By definition, PMBs are a set of predefined conditions which, anyone who is part of a medical scheme, no matter what benefit option they are on, can receive treatment for 270 hospital-based and 25 chronic conditions, and the price of these will be covered in full. The aim of PMB cover is to ensure that the wellbeing and health of South African medical scheme members is safeguarded, and that private healthcare is more affordable. PMBs also cover any kind of emergency treatment and include certain out-of-hospital treatments.

To ensure that the population is adequately covered for COVID-19, the CMS included it as part of the PMB conditions in May 2020. Additionally, COVID-19 vaccines were also included as a benefit in December 2020. These two inclusions were done in concurrence between the Minister of Health and the Council for Medical Schemes in line with the provisions of the Act. This essentially implies that each medical scheme is compelled to cover the full costs of testing, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of COVID-19 related conditions. This also includes covering all clinical adverse events as well as any complications that may arise because of being inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine.

2. All medical schemes are legally obliged through the amendments that have been made to the PMB regulations to cover the full costs of any side effects that their members may experience due to having being inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine.

3. There are several requirements when governments and or international entities engage with manufacturers and suppliers of vaccines globally. In the engagements that we have been having regarding access to and supply of COVID-19 vaccines, some of the core requirements include the need for countries to make (a) upfront payments for vaccines prior to receiving delivery of their orders; (b) compliance with all contractual confidentiality clauses for a period of up to 10 years; (c) the establishment of No-Fault Compensation systems to indemnify manufacturers from any adverse events that may occur as a result of administering the vaccines; (d) the demand for Ministers to sign contracts and not DGs; and (e) the change in delivery terms without negotiating with the purchasing country and no penalties to be imposed in instances where that occurs.

The National Department of Health is in full support of the no-fault compensation fund mentioned by the Finance Minister in his recent Budget Speech. To this effect, the Department has initiated a few actions to support the expedited establishment of the no-fault compensation fund. We are proposing the establishment of a National Immunisation Safety Committee (NISEC) to be chaired by a Retired Judge. The NISEC would be charged with determining causality in terms of the adverse events. It would be supported by an Adjudication Committee which will look into the severity of the injury suffered by the claiming party and also determine the appropriate level of compensation. An Appeals Committee will also be created to handle all appeals and an Administrator would be in place to manage all matters pertaining to records keeping, communication with claimants, processing and payment of claims and all other relevant administration matters. The administration could be under an entity similar to SASRIA. Standard operating procedures would be in place to follow clear steps that ensure appropriate adjudication of claims, and also providing opportunity for claimants to accept or reject the recommended compensation.

END.

15 April 2021 - NW988

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With reference to his reply to question 2113 on 12 October 2020, (a) what total amount has the SA Sports Trust spent on providing (i) sporting infrastructure, (ii) kit, (iii) equipment and (iv) programmes aimed at developing the young persons of the Republic in each financial year since its inception and (b) in each case, which sporting codes were the beneficiaries and/or recipients?

Reply:

The table below outlines the total amount spent in the past five years (2015-2019) and the sporting codes that benefitted

Item

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Codes that benefited

i) Infrastructure

R24 488 888,72

R19 813 800,00

R8 680 520,26

R20 300 000,00

R8 696 310,00

Soccer, netball, tennis, volleyball, basketball, cricket, table tennis, tennis and general gym

ii) and (iii) Kit and equipment

R4 970 166,64

R680 100,00

R840 506,61

R648 976,50

R163 630,00

Various codes

iv) Programmes

R425 000,00

R350 000,00

R1 265 000,00

R550 150,00

R608 628,26

Soccer and cycling

TOTAL

R29 884 055,36

R20 843 900,00

R10 786 026,87

R21 499 126,50

R9 468 568,26

 

15 April 2021 - NW990

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

Whether, with regard to his reply to question 1613 on 29 July 2020, (a) the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee and (b) any national federation pays any amounts to sponsorship consultants; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (i) are the names of the consultants, (ii) total amount is paid to each specified consultant each month, (iii) is the total amount paid to the consultant by each specified entity and (iv) is the monetary value of the sponsorship that each consultant has secured since their appointment(s)?

Reply:

a) The South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) indicated that the organisation does not currently pay any amounts to any sponsorship consultants. SASCOC further indicated that;

i) During the period 23 August 2018 to 30 September 2019 SASCOC engaged the sponsorship services of Mr Qondisa Ngwenya.

(ii) The monthly retainer related to this sponsorship arrangement during this period was R45,000. (iii) The retainer was subsequently stopped with the sponsorship contract since being rescinded. (iv) There were no sponsorship raised during this period.

(b) The Sports Trust indicated that as a non-profit organisation, The Sports Trust does not employ or make use of the services of sponsorship agents/consultants to assist with the procurement of sponsorship properties. The in-house, full time employees approach corporates ongoing as part of our normal and daily operations

(c) Below is the a table with information Federations that responded;

Federation Name

(i) organisation pays any amounts to sponsorship consultants

(i) Name of consultants

(ii) total amount paid to each specified consultant each month

(ii) total amount paid to the consultant

(iv) the monetary value of the sponsorship that each consultant has secured since their appointment (s

South African Golf Association

Golf RSA (Women’s Golf South Africa and the South African Golf Association) does not have any contracts with any sponsorship consultants and as such have not paid any fees to consultants

       

Cycling South Africa

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

South African Baseball Union

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Surfing South Africa

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Canoeing South Africa

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

South African Amateur Fencing Association

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

South African Ice Hockey Association

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

South African Powerlifting Federation

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

15 April 2021 - NW981

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Health

(1)What (a) is the percentage of vacant posts currently in state hospitals in each province and (b) number of chief executive officers are still in an acting capacity; (2) whether he will furnish Ms H Ismail with a full report on the infrastructure upgrades of state hospitals in each province; if not, why not; if so, on what date?

Reply:

The following information is as received from the Provincial Departments of Health.

1. (a) The overall percentage (%) rate for vacant posts in state hospitals in each province is 13%. The table below indicates the percentage (%) of vacant posts in Government Hospitals per Province as at end February 2021.

Province

% Vacant posts in Hospitals

Eastern Cape

13%

Free State

21%

Gauteng

11%

KwaZulu Natal

14%

Limpopo Province

7%

Mpumalanga

12%

North West

14%

Northern Cape

17%

Western Cape

15%

Overall Total

13%

2. The total number of Chief Executive Officers in acting positions is 64. The table below illustrates numbers per Province.

Total acting CEOs per Province

Province

Acting CEO's

Eastern Cape

14

Free State

6

Gauteng

10

KwaZulu Natal

 -

Limpopo Province

11

Mpumalanga

7

North West

7

Northern Cape

7

Western Cape

2

Overall Total

64

The National Department of Health (NDoH) acknowledges the reported number of acting Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) as high. As a result, the Director-General has written letters to the Provincial Heads of Health Departments to prioritise the appointment of experienced eligible candidates permanently to the positions of CEOs at their earliest convenience to ensure stability and service delivery continuity in the affected Hospitals.

(2) A full report on the infrastructure upgrades of state hospitals in each province is herewith attached as Annexure 1.

END.

15 April 2021 - NW933

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

Whether she will furnish Ms E L Powell with the (a) nature and purpose, (b) full cost of each event, (c) total number of persons in attendance, including the attendance register, (d) all invoices for all the costs incurred, (e) photographs of distribution activities, (f) photographs of original events prior to distribution events, (g) agenda of each original event, (h) agenda of each distribution event, (i) name of the Master of Ceremonies of each original event and (j) list of speakers for events which took place as per the Procurement of Personal Protective Equipment from External Service Providers Presentation sent to Members of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation on 7 September 2020 after which personal protective equipment was distributed (details furnished); if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. Nature and purpose  of vents:

Honourable Member community outreach engagements are part of our work, each Member of Parliament is accountable to the public. These sessions are meant to raise awareness and afford us an opportunity to account directly to our communities. The Community Outreach drive is done in partnership with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to raise awareness on Informal Settlements Upgrading, Emergency Housing, and the COVID-19 pandemic and its implication on affected communities throughout the country.

 

 

 (b)       Full cost of the events:                         

Total Costs

R487 735.00

R431 710.00

R496 715.20

R272 005.00

R492 595.00

R199 105.00

 

(c)        Total number of persons in attendance, including the attendance register:

Based on a headcount by members of the South African Police Services (SAPS) and our Security Management, the number of community members gathered varied between 50 and 100.  The figures varied based on the number of people allowed as per the different Gazetted COVID-19 Lockdown Levels.

(d)       A copy of the report tabled at the Portfolio Committee has been attached.

(e) to (j) The information requested by the Honourable Member is available on the departmental website, and is public information. Further, alerts are sent out before events and media statements are issued afterwards. The Honourable Member is encouraged to join us to have first-hand information of the work we do. We also publicise our work, including events, in our Breaking New Ground (BNG) Journal.  

15 April 2021 - NW959

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

What are the details for (a) each (i) town and (ii) city that has had their name changed since 1994, (b) the timeframe taken for each name change and (c) the amount each name change cost?

Reply:

(a). (i)(ii). Attached is the list of all towns and cities whose names have been changed since 1994.

(b). The timeframes for names standardisation vary from province to province but is estimated at nine months for each name. This estimated period includes the consultation period by the Provincial Geographical Names Committees, the sitting of the South African Geographical Names Council, and the gazetting of the names by the Government Printers.

(c) The costs for geographical names standardisation are budgeted for both at the provincial and national Departments responsible for Sport, Arts and Culture.

 

NO

NEW NAMNEW NAME

PREVIOUS NAME OR STATUS CHANGE.

PROVINCE

FEATURE

DATE GAZETTED

 

Gqeberha

Change of name from Port Elizabeth

Eastern Cape

City

2021/02/22

 

Kariega

Change of name from Uitenhage

Eastern Cape

City

2021/02/22

 

Ntabozuko

Change of name from Berlin

Eastern Cape

Town

2021/02/22

 

Nqanqarhu

Change of name from MaClear Town

Eastern Cape

Town

2021/02/22

 

Makhanda

change of

name from

Grahamstown

Eastern

Cape.

Town

2018/06/29

 

eMthonjaneni

Change of

name Melomoth

KZN

Town

2017/12/15

 

Cacadu

Change of name from Lady Frere

Eastern Cape

Town

2016/02/09

 

Komani

change of name from Queenstown

Eastern Cape

Town

2016/02/09

 

Khowa

change of name from Elliot

Eastern Cape

Town

2016/02/09

 

KwaBhaca

change of name from Mount Frere

Eastern Cape

Town

2016/02/09

 

Dikeni

change of name from Alice

Eastern Cape

Town, Post Office and Railway Station

2016/06/17

 

Qumrhra

correction of spelling from Komga

Eastern Cape

Town

2015/05/15

 

Maletswai

Change of name from Aliwal North

Eastern Cape

Town

2015/09/11

 

James Calata

Change of name from Jamestown

Eastern Cape

Town

2015/09/11

 

Hlohlolwane

change of name from Clocolan

Free State

Town

2015/12/09

 

Makhado

change of name from Louis Trichardt

Limpopo

Town

2014/11/25

 

Nthorwane

change of name Greylingstad

Mpumalanga

Town

2013/03/28

 

Thaba-Kgwali

change of name from Grootvlei

Mpumalanga

Town

2013/03/28

 

Mbizana

Correction of spelling from Bhizana

Eastern Cape

Town, River and Post Office in the Mhlonto Municipality in the Eastern Cape

2013/08/08

 

eMuziwezinto

correction of spelling from Mzinto

KwaZulu-Natal

Town

2013/10/02

 

Mamafubedu

change of name from Petrus Steyn

Free State

Town

2012/11/02

 

Makhado

change of name from Louis Trichardt

Limpopo

Town

2011/10/14

 

eMkhuze

correction of spelling from Mkuze

KwaZulu-Natal

Town

2011/10/07

 

Nokakgolo

new name

Free State

Town

2011/10/07

 

eMdloti

correction of spelling from Town Umdloti

KwaZulu-Natal

Town

2010/10/01

 

eManzimtoti

correction of spelling Town

from Amanzimtotl

KwaZulu-Natal

Town

2010/10/01

 

KwaKhangela

correction of spelling from Congella

KwaZulu-Natal

Town

2010/10/01

 

Tshwane

registration of a Town in Gauteng

Municipal Council name as a

geographical feature

Gauteng

City

2010/01/29

 

eMkhondo

change of name from Town in Mpumalanga

Piet Ritief

Mpumalanga

Town

2010/01/29

 

eManzana

eManzana (Change of name

from

A town in Badplaas in Mpumalanga

8adplaas)

Change of name from A town in Badplaas in Mpumalanga

adplaas

Mpumalanga

Town

2009/09/18

 

Bhisho

Correction of spelling from Bisho

Eastern Cape

Town

2006/07/27

 

Boardwalk Meander

Registration of new settlement

Free State

Town

2006/07/27

 

Centane

Correction of spelling from Kantane

Eastern Cape

Town

2006/07/27

 

Dutywa

Correction of Spelling from Idutywa

Eastern Cape

Town

2006/07/27

 

Early Dawn

Registration of new settlement

North West

Town

2006/07/27

 

EMalahleni

Formerly Witbank

Mpumalanga

Town

2006/07/27

 

Emshinini

Formerly Lydenburg

Mpumalanga

Town

2006/07/27

 

Hammanskraal West

Registration of existing settlement

Free State

Town

2006/07/27

 

Khumula Estate

Registration of new settlement

Mpumalanga

Town

2005/05/01

 

KwaDukuza

change of name from Stanger

KwaZulu-Natal

Town

2006/07/27

 

Lakeside Estates

Registration of new settlement

Eastern Cape

Town

2006/07/27

 

Malalane

correction of spelling from Malelane

Mpumalanga

Town

2006/07/27

 

Midstream Estate

Correction of spelling

Gauteng

Town

2006/07/27

 

Modjadjiskloof

Change of name from

Duiwelskloof

Limpopo

Town

2006/07/27

 

Mookgophong

Former Naboomspruit

Limpopo

Town

2006/07/27

 

Mthatha

Correction of Spelling from Mtata

Eastern Cape

Town

2006/07/27

 

Mvane

Correction of Spelling from Imvani

Eastern Cape

Town

2006/07/27

 

Ngcobo

Correction of Spelling from Engcobo

Eastern Cape

Town

2006/07/27

 

Ngqamakhwe

Correction of Spelling from Nqamakwe

Eastern Cape

Town

2006/07/27

 

Orlando Ekhaya

Registration of existing settlement

Gauteng

Town

2006/06/30

 

Wigwam

Registration of existing settlement

North West

Town

2004/04/08

 

Magobe Extension 1

Registration of existing settlement

Northern Cape

Town

2005/02/25

 

Ntabankulu

Correction of Spelling from Tabankulu

Eastern Cape

Town

2005/02/25

 

Pirintsho

Correction of Spelling from Pirintsu

Eastern Cape

Town

2005/07/01

 

Riverside Township

Registration of new settlement

Gauteng

Town

2005/07/01

 

Summerfields

Change of name from Crystal Park Ext 17

Gauteng

Town

2005/05/27

 

Lethabong

Formerly Hartbeesfontein

North West

Town

2004/05/28

 

Thembani

Registration of existing settlement

Eastern Cape

Town

2004/10/01

 

Umhlanga Gateway

Not indicated on the gazette

KwaZulu-Natal

Town

2003/06/06

 

Lephalale

Ellisras

Limpopo

Town

2002/05/01

 

Modimolle

Formerly Nylstroom

Limpopo

Town

2002/05/01

 

Bela-Bela

Change of name from Warmbaths

Limpopo

Town

2002/06/14

 

Mogwadi

Dendron

Limpopo

Town

2002/10/01

 

Mokopane

Formerly Potgietersrus

Limpopo

Town

2002/05/01

 

Ormonde View

Registration of new settlement

Gauteng

Town

2002/11/08

 

Musina

Formerly Messina

Limpopo

Town

2002/05/01

 

Polokwane

Formerly Pietersburg

Limpopo

Town

2002/05/01

 

Boardwalk Manor

Registration of new settlement

Gauteng

Residential Town

2001/04/09

 

Boshoek

Registration of existing setllement

North West

Town

2001/04/09

 

Isisekelo

Registration of new settlement

Gauteng

Town

2001/10/29

 

N12 Highway Park

Registration of new settlement

Gauteng

Town

2001/02/16

 

Ditshoka

Registration of existing settlement

North West

Town

2001/11/16

 

Freedom Park

 

Registration of new settlement

North West

Town

2001/11/16

 

Reagile

Registration of existing settlement

North West

Town

2001/11/16

 

Nkaikela

Registration of existing settlement

North West

Town

2001/11/16

 

Mmaleupa

Registration of existing settlement

North West

Town

2001/11/16

 

Mantsie

Registration of existing settlement

North West

Town

2001/11/16

 

Kgosing

Registration of existing settlement

North West

Town

2001/11/16

 

Go-Nkwe

Registration of existing settlement

North West

Town

2001/11/16

 

Goedgevonden

Registration of existing settlement

North West

Town

2001/11/16

 

Ga-Seane

Registration of existing settlement

North West

Town

2001/11/16

 

Freedom Park

Registration of new settlement

North West

Town

2001/11/16

 

Chief A Luthuli Park

Registration of new settlement

Gauteng

Town

2000/09/22

15 April 2021 - NW973

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1) Given the continued closure of determination and retention of citizenship services in his department, what number of (a) determination applications and (b) retention of citizenship applications were processed before the lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 was declared in the 2019-20 financial year; (2) What number of staff who receive determination and retention of citizenship applications (a) have been working in front offices of his department as at 11 March 2021 and (b) are currently not sick but have been at home due to COVID 19 restrictions as at 11 March 2021; (3) Given that the number of determination and retention of citizenship requests are a fraction of other types of civic services, on what medical, scientific and/or COVID-risk evidence are these services remaining closed; (4) Whether determination and retention of citizenship services will only be opened after the lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 is over; if not, on what date will determination and retention of citizenship services be opened; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a) 35 795

(b) 1875

(2)(a) 120

(b) 0

(3) This is as a result of the observation by the Department of a high number of staff being affected in the wake of the second wave of the COVID-19 variant, followed by front offices being temporarily closed due to decontamination and sanitising thereof. This then necessitated and made it imperative for the Department to reduce some of its operational services as part of an attempt to reduce the number of clients who visit our offices who may further exacerbate the spread of Covid-19 among clients and staff.

The Department thereby made a determination to prioritise key services and to offer critical and mandatory enabling documents such as registration of births, death and identity documents. This strategy would not perpetuate high client volumes with the enduring queues, hence the COVID-19 administrative protocols applied as a containment measure to limit the further spread of the virus.

(4) The Department will from time to time conduct a review and consult with relevant structures including the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC). When the situation improves, a determination will then be made to resume pending services including determination and retention applications, in a phased approach and will then be pronounced, as a result.

END

15 April 2021 - NW967

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

1)(a) What is the total budget allocated to the established Ministerial Advisory Team (MAT) in the 2021-22 financial year and (b) where will the budget come from; (2) whether he consulted other sectors in the industry before appointing the MAT; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what was the reason (a) for establishing the Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA) and (b)(i) that there is no budget for the CCIFSA and (ii) the MAT was appointed to do what CCIFSA should be doing?

Reply:

(1)(a).The total budget allocated to the established Ministerial Advisory Team (MAT) amounts to three million (R3 million)

(b). The budget is sourced from the Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE) Goods and Services allocations.

(2). Yes, the sectors in the industry were consulted during several meeting at Freedom Park addressing the challenges faced by the sector.

(3) CCIFSA was established to address challenges of fragmentation in the arts and culture sector. The Department only provided the necessary support for the establishment. CCIFSA is therefore an industry body that was established to lead activism in cultural and creative policy development, and to guarantee coherent implementation of developmental programs. For this, CCIFSA is a structure that is independent from the DSAC and government.

(b)(i). The Department has provided financial support to CCIFSA in the past years, including in this financial year. Given our mandate, it is only reasonable to continue supporting CCIFSA for the benefit of the sector.

(ii) MAT was established not to replace CCIFSA but to assist with the current challenges faced by the sector as a result of COVID-19 impact on the sector. The new challenges warrant new or different approaches to ensure stability and sustainability in the sector; MAT will approach these challenges by employing five (5) work streams to ensure that practitioners are taken care of during the pandemic, as we are not sure as to when the world will return to the usual normal. CCIFSA is part of MAT, responsible for one of the five work streams, namely Wellness Programme working closely with DSAC and service providers to develop well-structured communication between practitioners and implementers of desired services.

15 April 2021 - NW993

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 1173 on 22 June 2020, any money was transferred as a loan from the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee to the Commonwealth Bid Committee; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what total amount was transferred, (b) on what date, (c) what was the purpose and conditions of the loan and (d) on what date was the money repaid?

Reply:

SASCOC indicated that no money was transferred from SASCOC to the Commonwealth Bid Committee. All expenses incurred in the bid process for the Commonwealth Games was paid directly by SASCOC.

15 April 2021 - NW927

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

(Given that his department donated funds for COVID-19 relief where applicants were promised to receive three payments of R2 200 over three months, totalling an amount of R6 600, what (a) total amount was made available for the COVID-19 Relief Fund by his department, (b)(i) were the dates for applications and (ii) number of applicants applied and (c) are the (i) names of the beneficiaries, (ii) dates of application for the funding and (iii) relevant details of the payments made in each case?

Reply:

The R6 600 was applicable in the 2ND Wave of Covid-19 Relief funding cycle and was never broken down over three months.

a) Total amount made available was R20 million split equally between BASA and NAC.

b) (i) The applications opened on 17 August 2020 and closed on 11th September 2020.

(ii) 2809 applications were received.

c) (i) See attached list

(ii) All applicants applied within the window period of 17 August 2020 to 11th September 2020.

(iii) So far, 582 approved applicants were each paid R6 600.

 

15 April 2021 - NW856

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Hicklin, Ms MB to ask the Minister of Health

(1)With reference to the imported KN95 masks that have been supplied to many of the healthcare professionals in the Republic to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic of which the majority were found to be below par in efficiency, what (a) number of the specified KN95 masks were imported for use and/or supply to SA healthcare workers and (b) was the total amount paid to the suppliers of these masks during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic;

Reply:

The following information has been received from the Provincial Departments of Health:

  1. The following table reflects the details in this regard:

PROVINCES

(a) number of the specified KN95 masks were imported for use and/or supply to SA healthcare workers

(b) total amount paid to the suppliers of these masks during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic

Eastern Cape

900,000

R38,270,000.00

Free State

450,000

R20,501,000.00

Gauteng

12,165,760

R114,863,550.03

KwaZulu-Natal

The only KN95 masks received were all donated stock.

R0.00

Limpopo

600,002

R16,500,025.00

Mpumalanga

450,000

R20,501,000.00

Northern Cape

280,000

R11,028,800.00

North West

165,000

R2,863,500.00

Western Cape

600,000

R28,715,000.00

(2) During the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic the only supplier contracted as part of the transversal contract was for Respirators that complied with the N95 (United States NIOSH-42CFR84) standard. The USA government during this period placed an embargo on the exportation of N95 respirators due to the demand for these in the USA. This situation impacted on the availability of N95 respirators in South Africa.

To manage the procurement of PPE, in this case respirators within the context of a global shortage, Treasury Notes 3 and 5 of 2020/21 made special provisions for the procurement of PPE in an emergency. National Treasury issued Treasury Note 3 of 2020/21 to allow for a central procurement mechanism which would have assisted provinces. However due to objections raised by stakeholders this note was repealed and replaced by Treasury Note 5 of 2020/21. Treasury Note 5 of 2020/218 then enabled local procurement of PPE within the framework of emergency procurement under the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), as amended, and up to a value of R30 million on a decentralised basis by provinces.

(3) The Infection Prevention and Control guidelines developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic recommends the use of respirators in environments where aerosol generating procedures are performed.

These respirators or filtering facepiece respirators (FFR), are subject to various regulatory standards around the world. These standards specify certain required physical properties and performance characteristics for respirators to claim compliance with the particular standard.

  • N95 (United States NIOSH-42CFR84)
  • FFP2 (Europe EN 149-2001)
  • KN95 (China GB2626-2006)

Noting that all of the above standards are comparable as per the below table.