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05 August 2020 - NW484

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

What are the relevant details of the (a) (i) names of all board members and (ii) list of executive appointments of all entities reporting to her, (b) total remuneration packages of the board members and executive appointments over the past financial year and (c) duration of the appointments respectively?

Reply:

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SETTLEMENTS:

A. Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS)

Details of the Board members

Name of Board member

Duration of appointment

1. Rev Dr C Mehana (Former Chairperson)

1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018

2. Adv. N Memani (Former Deputy Chairperson)

1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018

3. Mr T Holmes

1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018 and re-appointed from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021

4. Mr R Jock

1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018 and re-appointed from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021

5. Mr C Dlamini

1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018

6. Ms M Constas

1 March 2016 to 31 December 2018

Ms BN Dambuza

1 January 2016 to 9 November 2016

7. Ms T Sunduza

1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018

8. Mr M Tyamzashe (Current Chairperson)

1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021

9. Ms M Ramataboe (Current Deputy Chairperson)

1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021

10. Ms L Noge- Tungamirai

1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021

11. Ms B Zulu

1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021

Details of the CSOS executive appointments

Name of Executive

Duration of appointment

  1. Adv. S Letele – (Acting Chief Ombud)

1 April 2017 to 30 April 2019

  1. Mr T Mabuya (Chief Financial Officer)

1 April 2014 to 31 March April 2019

3. Adv. R Maruma (Company Secretary)

1 February 2015 to 31 January 2020

4. Ms N Rabuli (Executive: Governance, Compliance and Enforcement)

Permanent employee from 1 December 2017

5. Ms K Mlotha (Adjudication General)

1 December 2017 to 3 July 2018

6. Mr O Masogo (Chief Audit Executive)

Permanent employee from 1 December 2017

B. Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB)

Details of the Board members

Name of Board member

Duration of appointment

1. Mr N Biko (Chairperson)

6 July 2016 until the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority comes into effect.

2. Mr Y Patel (Deputy Chairperson)

6 July 2016 until the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority comes into effect.

3. Dr R Naidoo

20 September 2016 to 30 October 2018

4. Ms M H Phaleng-Podile

6 July 2016 until the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority comes into effect.

5. Mr C W Weilbach

6 July 2016 until the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority comes into effect.

6. Rev D G Mogomane

6 July 2016 until the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority comes into effect.

7. Mr J F Davel

6 July 2016 to 12 June 2018

8. Mr M Legodi

6 July 2016 until the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority comes into effect.

9. Ms T Profit-Mclean

6 July 2016 until the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority comes into effect.

10. Mr P P Mahosana

6 July 2016 until the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority comes into effect.

11. Adv. F J van der Westhuizen

6 July 2016 until the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority comes into effect.

12. Ms A Z Cuba

6 July 2016 until the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority comes into effect.

13. Ms J Corfield

6 July 2016 until the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority comes into effect.

14. Ms F X E Kula-Ameyaw

6 July 2016 until the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority comes into effect.

15. Ms T Semane

6 July 2016 until the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority comes into effect.

Details of the EAAB executive appointments

Name of Executive

Duration of appointment

1. Advocate M Mohlala-Mulaudzi (Chief Executive Officer)

5 year fixed term contract effective from 1 February 2019

2. Mr B Chaplog (Chief Executive Officer)

1 October 2013 to 30 September 2018

3. Mr N Sigaba (Chief Risk Officer)

1 June 2010 to 30 May 2019 (Resigned)

4. Ms P Soares (Acting Chief Financial Officer)

1 June 2018 – 31 January 2019

5. Mr C Ashpol (Executive Manager – Education and Training)

1 May 1983 to 31 August 2020

6. Mrs D L Mphahlele (Executive Manager – Inspections)

Permanent appointment from 1 February 2013

7. Mr J Baloyi (Executive Manager – Compliance)

1 February 2013 to 25 January 2020

8. Mr J Tladi (Legal Technical Analyst)

Permanent appointment from 1 August 2013

9. Mr A Arendse (Executive Manager – Operations)

1 October 2014 to 31 January 2019

10. Mr K Ngwenya (Executive Manager – Project and Implementation Specialist)

1 March 2015 to 28 February 2022

11. Mr S Peter (Company Secretary)

1 December 2017 to 28 January 2019

C. Housing Development Agency (HDA)

Details of the Board members

Name of Board member

Duration of appointment

1. Mr M Msimang (Chairperson)

4 November 2015 to 13 December 2018

2. Mr M E Mutheiwana

4 November 2015 to 13 December 2018

3. Ms T Songelwa

4 November 2015 to 13 December 2018

4. Mr T Botha

26 May 2017 to 13 December 2018

5. Mr M Mphahlwa

26 May 2017 to 13 December 2018

6. Mr P Singh

4 November 2015 to 13 December 2018

7. Mr L Jiyose

22 February 2018 to 13 December 2018

Details of the HDA executive appointments

Name of Executive

Duration of appointment

1. Mr P Moloi (Chief Executive Officer)

1 October 2015 to 20 January 2020

2. Mr T Botha

Acting CEO from 28 November 2018 – 13 December 2018

2. Ms P A Soares (Chief Financial Officer

1 April 2009 to 15 February 2019

3. Mr B Chaplog (Chief Financial Officer until 30 September 2018, seconded from EAAB)

Chief Financial Officer from 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018 (Secondment from EAAB)

4. Ms M Tshehla (Acting Chief Financial Officer from 01 October 2018 to 28 February 2019),

Acting Chief Financial Officer from 1 October 2018 to 28 February 2019

5. Ms P G Magagula (Acting - Chief Financial Officer from 01 March 2019)

Acting Chief Financial Officer from 1 March 2019 to 31 March 2019)

6. Mr W Steenkamp (Head: Strategic Initiatives)

1 May 2016 to 30 April 2021

7. Ms D Ngoasheng (Head: Programme Planning and Coordination)

1 July 2017 to 30 June 2022

8. Ms R Issel (Head: Corporate Support)

From 15 August 2011 – Permanent appointment

9. Mr J Minnie (Head: Spatial Information and Analysis)

From 1 April 2015 – Permanent appointment

10. Mr B Khoza (Regional Manager - Region A)

From 1 May 2010 - Permanent appointment

11. Mr L Rakgoale (Head: Land)

From 1 April 2010 -Permanent appointment

12. Ms N Mlotshwa (Regional Head - Region C)

1 September 2016 to 31 August 2021

13. Mr M D Mnisi (Head: Strategic Support)

1 March 2016 to 18 April 2019

14. Mr M B George (Head: Programme Management and Operations and Regional Manager: Gauteng)

1 September 2016 to 18 April 2019

15. Mr M J Mphahlele (Regional Manager: Free State and North West)

1 August 2016 to 20 March 2020

E. National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC)

Details of the Board members

Name of Board member

Duration of appointment

1. Dr J Bayat (Acting Chairperson)

1 August 2015 to 31 July 2018

2. Mr A Chikane

1 August 2015 to 31 July 2018

3. Ms X E Daku

1 August 2015 to 31 July 2018

4. Mr T T Dlamini

1 August 2015 to 31 July 2018

5. Ms H K Diepu

1 August 2015 to 31 July 2018

6. Mr P N S Makgathe

1 August 2015 to 31 July 2018

7. Ms B N Nzo

1 August 2015 to 31 July 2018

8. Ms E E A Watson

26 May 2017 to 31 July 2018

9. Ambassador S S Kotane

1 August 2015 to 31 July 2018

10. Mr A P Rapea

1 August 2015 to 31 July 2018

11. Mr E Godongwana

1 August 2018 to 13 November 2019

12. Ms M Kotsi

1 August 2018 to 31 July 2021

13. Mr M Jacobs

1 August 2018 to 31 July 2021

14. Ms B Dube

1 August 2018 to 31 July 2021

15. Mr M Choeu

1 August 2018 to 31 July 2021

16. Mr R Mnisi

1 August 2018 to 31 July 2021

17. Ms N Molao

1 August 2018 to 31 July 2021

18. Mr R Sonto

1 August 2018 to 31 July 2021

19. Ms N Tsenase

1 August 2018 to 31 July 2021

19. Mr G Myeza

1 August 2018 to 31 July 2021

20. Mr D Mapikitla

1 August 2018 to 31 July 2021 (Deceased December 2019)

21. Mr U N Hoyana

1 August 2018 to 31 July 2021

22. Mr G Manack (Treasury Representative)

1 August 2015 to 30 July 2018 and 1 August 2018 to 31 July 2021

23. Mr S Kumkani (DTI representative)

1 August 2018 to 31 July 2021 (Resigned June 2019)

Details of the NHBRC executive appointments

Name of Executive

Duration of appointment

1. Mr M Dlabantu (Chief Executive Officer)

1 October 2017 until 30 September 2023

2. Mr O Maseng (Chief Operations Officer)

1 March 2019 to 29 February 2024

3. Mr S Booi (Chief Financial Officer)

1 February 2019 to 31 January 2024

4. Ms P Motapola (Executive Manager: Legal, Compliance & Enforcements)

1 January 2012 to 30 June 2020

5. Ms I Gugu Mkhize(Executive Manager: Corporate Services)

1 October 2019 to 30 September 2024

E. National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC)

Details of the Board members

Name of Board member

Duration of appointment

1. Mr M Katz

November 2015 to July 2018

2. Mr S Tati (Chairperson)

November 2018 to November 2021

3. Ms S Ntsaluba

November 2017 to November 2020

4. Mr J Coetzee

November 2017 to November 2020

5. Ms P Ramarumo

November 2017 to November 2020

6. Ms A Houston

November 2017 to November 2020

7. Ms T Chiliza

November 2019 to November 2022

8. Mr K Shubane

November 2019 to November 2022

9. Mr A Harris

November 2018 to November 2021

10. Mr E Godongwana

November 2018 to November 2021 (resigned on 14 November 2019)

Details of the NHFC executive appointments

Name of Executive

Duration of appointment

1. Mr S Moraba (Chief Executive Officer)

From 4 January 1999. Permanent appointment

2. Mr L Lehabe (Acting Chief Operations Officer)

From 6 January 2003 – Permanent appointment

3. Mr Z Lupondwana (Acting Chief Financial Officer)

1 January 2012 - Permanent appointment

4. Mr A Higgs (Company Secretary)

1 August 2015 - Permanent employee

5. Ms M Mamatela (Executive – Strategy)

1 February 2002 - Permanent employee

6. Ms N Ntshingila (Executive – Human Resources)

1 September 2005 -Permanent employee

7. Mr S Mogane (Executive – Risk and Credit)

From 1 March 1999. Retired January 2019

8. J Fakazi (Executive – Incremental Housing)*

1 October 2018 –Permanent employee

9. Mr B Gordon (Executive – Incremental Housing)*

1 October 2018 –Permanent employee

10. Mr V Gqwetha (Executive – Strategic Partnerships)*

1 October 2018 – Permanent employee

11. Mr S Nxusani (Executive – Strategic Partnerships)*

1 October 2018 –Permanent employee

* Employees of the NHFC effective from 1 October 2018, following the conclusion of the consolidation of the Development Finance Institutions (DFIs).

F. Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA)

Details of the Board members

Name of Board member

Duration of appointment

1. Mr Z Ngcakani

18 March 2018 to 26 July 2019

2. Mr S Ganda

18 March 2018 to 26 July 2019

3. Ms N Ntshongwana

18 March 2018 to 26 July 2019

4. Mr I Kotsoane

18 March 2018 to 26 July 2019

5. Ms K Kwinana (Mteto)

18 March 2018 to 26 July 2019

6. Mr P Ximiya

18 March 2018 to 26 July 2019

7. Mr M Moroka

18 March 2018 to 26 July 2019

8. Mr I Higgins

18 March 2018 to 26 July 2019

9. Advocate M Mdludlu

18 March 2018 to 26 July 2019

10. Mr M Mxenge

18 March 2018 to 26 July 2019

11. Mr K Sebata

18 March 2018 to 26 July 2019

12. Ms R S Molokoane

18 March 2018 to 26 July 2019

13. Ms Z Z Ntlangula

18 March 2018 to 26 July 2019

14. Mr M M Chikane

18 March 2018 to 26 July 2019

 

Details of the SHRA executive appointments

Name of Executive

Duration of appointment

1. Mr R Gallocher

1 February 2016 to 31 January 2021

2. Ms A Puoane

1 September 2017 to 31 August 2022

3. Mr L Letsoalo

1 November 2017 to 31 October 2022

4. Mr D Koekemoer

1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021

5. Mr K Boqwana

1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021 (Resigned 26 July 2019)

The Department of Water and Sanitation:

Water Entity

Names of all Board Members

Duration of the appointments

Amatola Water (Interim Board)

Adv. Phumzile Songo (Interim Chairperson)

01 February 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Rev N Geja

01 February 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Mr S Gqobana

01 February 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Adv. N Kutta

01 February 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Mr H Makedama

01 February 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Mr S Sifo

01 February 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Mr L Tshangela

01 February 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Mr M Malotana

01 February 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Ms N Javu

01 February 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Ms T Wana

01 February 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Mr M Kondlo

01 February 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

     

Bloem Water

Mr TB Phitsane (Chairperson)

April 2019 – March 2023

 

Mr Z Mkiva

April 2019 – March 2023 (Resigned in September 2019 due to his appointment as an MP)

 

Adv TTD Segoe-Backward

April 2019 – March 2023

 

Mr JJ Price

April 2019 – March 2023

 

Ms T Sandlana –Thebe

April 2019 – March 2023

 

Ms D Manamela

April 2019 – March 2023

 

Mr L Ntoyi

April 2019 – March 2023

 

Mr T Manyoni

April 2019 – March 2023

 

Mr L Oudtshoorn

April 2019 – March 2023

 

Ms M A F Moja

April 2019 – March 2023

 

Ms P Matete

January 2020 – March 2023 (Replacement of Mr Mkiva)

     

Lepelle Northern Water (Interim Board)

Mr J Mathebula (Interim Chairperson)

29 May 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Ms YD Mbane

29 May 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Mr J Matlala

29 May 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Advocate MM Makgopa-Madisa

29 May 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Mr MC Twalo

29 May 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Ms M Mabi

29 May 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Mr B Gaorekwe

29 May 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Mr GP Ritshuri

29 May 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

     

Magalies Water

Adv. MM Petlane (Chairperson)

May 2019 – April 2023

 

Ms PN Nkwinika

May 2019 – April 2023

 

Ms N Mufamadi

May 2019 – April 2023

 

Mr FP Vilakazi

May 2019 – April 2023

 

Mr Kgosi SV Suping

May 2019 – April 2023

 

Dr L Zitha

May 2019 – April 2023

 

Ms KP Mokoena

May 2019 – April 2023

 

Ms YM Matolong

May 2019 – April 2023

 

Ms D Manamela

May 2019 – April 2023

 

Mr RM Le Roux

May 2019 – April 2023

     

Mhlathuze Water

Ms TA Shange (Chairperson)

December 2018 – November 2022

 

Mr SZ Hlophe

December 2018 – November 2022

 

Dr PS Reddy

December 2018 – November 2022

 

Ms NM Gevers

December 2018 – November 2022

 

Dr M Makgae

December 2018 – November 2022

 

Mr MM Xulu

December 2018 – November 2022

 

Mr PM Zikalala

December 2018 – November 2022

 

Mr BV Mshengu

December 2018 – November 2022

 

Ms GD Biyela

December 2018 – November 2022

 

Ms NN Mkhize

December 2018 – November 2022

 

Ms A Badul

December 2018 – November 2022

     

Overberg Water

Mr R Benjamin (Chairperson)

April 2019 – March 2023

 

Ms E Du Bryn

April 2019 – March 2023

 

Mr P Matyi

April 2019 – March 2023

 

Ms S Mayinga

April 2019 – March 2023

 

Ms N Madiba

April 2019 – March 2023

 

Ms L Seripe

April 2019 – March 2023

 

Mr GJ Davids

April 2019 – March 2023

 

Mr D Lefutso

April 2019 – March 2023

 

Ms S Nene

April 2019 – March 2023

     

Rand Water

Adv. FM Hashatse (Chairperson)

October 2018 – September 2022

 

Ms MKG Mbonambi

October 2018 – September 2022

 

Ms SN Maziya

October 2018 – September 2022

 

Ms S Molokoane-Machika

October 2018 – September 2022

 

Mr L Makibinyane

October 2018 – September 2022

 

Ms NG Mbileni

October 2018 – September 2022

 

Ms P Mbanjwa

October 2018 – September 2022

 

Mr A M Pandor

October 2018 – September 2022

 

Ms M Ntsaba

October 2018 – September 2022

 

Mr P T Phili

October 2018 – September 2022

 

Mr R J Monyokolo

October 2018 – September 2022

 

Ms. MM Kabi

October 2018 – September 2022

     

Sedibeng Water (Interim Board)

Dr Siphetho Siyengo (Interim Chairperson)

May 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Ms Hantsi Matseke

May 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Mr Mavela Dlamini

May 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Mr Simphiwe Dzengwa

May 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Dr Sizwe Mkhize

May 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Ms Karabo Siyila

May 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Ms Boitumelo Gwendolyn Mahuma

May 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

 

Mr Thobelo Mhlophe

May 2020 – Until a new Board is appointed

     

Umgeni Water

Ms Z Mathenjwa (Chairperson)

May 2019 – April 2023

 

Prof. T Mthembu

May 2019 – April 2023

 

Mr S Shabalala

May 2019 – April 2023

 

Mr M Eric Zakwe

May 2019 – April 2023

 

Mr V Reddy

May 2019 – April 2023

 

Mr W Mapena

May 2019 – April 2023

 

Mr T Nkhahle

May 2019 – April 2023

 

Ms L Ngcobo

May 2019 – April 2023

 

Ms B Zulu

May 2019 – April 2023

 

Mr S Badat

May 2019 – April 2023

 

Mrs MB Ndlovu

May 2019 – April 2023

 

Adv. S Chamane

May 2019 – April 2023

 

Ms N Beata- Chamane

May 2019 – April 2023

     

TCTA

Mr G Dumas (Chairperson)

May 2019 – April 2022

 

Ms M Ramataboe

May 2019 – April 2022

 

Mr S Roopa

May 2019 – April 2022

 

Mr SN Khondlo

May 2019 – April 2022

 

Mr N Baloyi

May 2019 – April 2022

 

Ms L Dlamini

May 2019 – April 2022

 

Ms MM Maponya

May 2019 – April 2022

 

Mr G White

May 2019 – April 2022

     

WRC

Dr Mjoli (Chairperson)

February 2016 – 31 July 2020

 

Prof Vil-Nkomo

February 2016 – 31 July 2020

 

Dr Makgae

February 2016 – 31 July 2020

 

Dr Nala

February 2016 – 31 July 2020

 

Ms Mbonambi

February 2016 – 31 July 2020

 

Ms Msezane

February 2016 – 31 July 2020

 

Prof Stroebel

February 2016 – 31 July 2020

 

Mr I Patel

February 2016 – 31 July 2020

     

IUCMA

Ms TP Nyakane-Maluka

April 2019-May 2023

 

Mr MS Mthembu

April 2019-May 2023

 

Ms SD Wiggins

April 2019-May 2023

 

Mr PA Tshabangu

April 2019-May 2023

 

Mr MB Shabangu

April 2019-May 2023

 

Dr TM Kelly

April 2019-May 2023

 

Ms LL Zulu

April 2019-May 2023

 

Ms LM Sikhakhane

April 2019-May 2023

 

Mr M Gangazhe

April 2019-May 2023

     

BGCMA

Mr BE Mnisi

Term extended until new Board is appointed

 

Mr TE Abrahams

Term extended until new Board is appointed

 

Mr AP Barnes

Term extended until new Board is appointed

 

Mr MJ Delport

Term extended until new Board is appointed

 

Mr CJU Swart

Term extended until new Board is appointed

 

Ms B Damane

Term extended until new Board is appointed

 

Mr HM Rossouw

Term extended until new Board is appointed

 

Ms EM Palmer

Term extended until new Board is appointed

 

Dr O Curtis-Scott

Term extended until new Board is appointed

 

Mr NH Hamman

Term extended until new Board is appointed

Water Entity

List of Executive appointments

Duration of the appointments

Amatola Water

Ms V Zitumane (Chief Executive)

Precautionary suspension

 Appointed on 2 April 2018

 

Ms D Hlatshwayo (Acting Chief Executive)

Appointed on 11 May 2020

 

Ms A Gidana

1 March 2015 – 31 May 2020

 

Mr L Fokazi

Appointed on 15 October 2018

 

Ms Y Roboji***

 Payment made to former Director: Corporate Services in accordance with a CCMA ruling.

 

Ms J Dalbock

Resigned on 12 June 2020

     

Bloem Water

Dr L Moorosi (CE)

01 April 2018 – 31 March 2023

 

Mr OJ Stadler (CFO)

Permanent

 

Mr MG Rapudungoane

Permanent

 

Mr TS Ngubeni

Permanent

 

Ms NP Silevu

Permanent

 

Ms SL Meyer

Permanent

 

Ms NM Motlhaolwa

Permanent

     

Lepelle Northern Water

Mr PK Legodi (CE) (Suspended)

31 December 2022

 

GD Manzini

Permanent

 

Mr N Nokeri

Permanent

 

MM Mashamaite

Permanent

 

RJ Mathebula

Permanent

 

EM Netshidaulu

30 June 2025

 

Ms SP Valoyi (CFO)

31 May 2025

 

RM Sebela

Permanent

     

Magalies Water

Mr S Mkhize (CE)

01 January 2018 – 31 December 2023

 

Mr M Mehlo

01 May 2018 – 30 April 2023

 

Mr PI Moseki (CFO)

21 May 2018 – 30 April 2023

(Resigned 30 June 2019)

 

Ms P Ratlabala

15 January 2018 - 14 January 2023

 

Ms T Zwane

01 May 2016 – 30 April 2021

 

Ms L Morake

01 February 2017 – 31 January 2022

 

Mr P Lebogo

01 January 2019 – 31 August 2019

 

Mr J Leburu

01 March 2019 – 28 February 2020

     

Mhlathuze Water

Mr M Duze (CE)

01 May 2019 - 30 April 2024

 

Mr M Myeni

Permanent

 

Ms B Mnyandu (CFO)

5 Year Contract - 11 April 2018

 

Mr BS Ntlhoro

Interim Appointment

(14 November 2017 – 31 December 2018)

 

Mr C.G. Cele

5 Year Contract - 1 January 2019

 

Ms S Mbatha (CS)

 02 December 2019

     

Overberg Water

Mr P Buthelezi (CE)

1 January 2018 -31 December 2022

 

Mr C Stewart

Permanent

 

N Madau (CFO)

16 October 2018 – October 2022

     

Rand Water

Mr S Mosai (CE)

1 April 2019 - 31 March 2024

 

Ms M Nyembe (CFO)

18 May 2009 - 17 May 2024

 

Dr FM Ngoatje

1 July 2008 – 30 June 2023

 

Ms NSN Sithole

1 September 2008 – 31 August 2023

 

Ms W Mohamed

20 April 2009 - 19 April 2024

 

Mr V Kubeka

1 July 2012 - 30 June 2022

 

Mr K Nxumalo

1 November 2018 – 29 February 2020

     

Sedibeng Water

Ms M Shasha (Acting CE)

n/a

 

Mr D.F. Traut

Permanent

 

Mr G.M. Dippenaar

Permanent

 

Mr I.M. Hasenjager

Permanent

 

Mr T.N. Molobye

Permanent

 

Mr N.A. Theys

Permanent

 

Mr N.E. Ratshitanga

Permanent

 

M.M. Lebitso

Permanent – Resigned on 18 June 2020

 

Mr O.M. Masia

Permanent

 

D. Khumalo

Permanent – On suspension

 

Mr T. Nteo

Permanent

 

TJ Busakwe

Permanent

 

Mr M Mokubung

Permanent

 

Adv. M. Dladla (CS)

Permanent

 

Ms. K.S. Sekonyela (Acting CFO)

Permanent

     

Umgeni Water

Mr T Hlongwa (CE)

01 July 2018 – 01 July 2023

 

Mr M Cele

03 Nov 2014 – 03 Nov 2019

 

Mr S Gillham

01 Feb 2012 – 31 Jan 2019

 

Ms M Moleko

01 Jan 2014- 31 Dec 2018

 

Mrs M Pillay

01 Dec 2018 – 01 Dec 2023

 

Mrs N Mkhize

05 Dec 2018 – 05 Dec 2023

 

Mr S Mjwara

01 Nov 2018 -01 Nov 2023

 

Dr S Manana

01 June 2019 -01 June 2024

     

TCTA

Mr P Sechemane (CE)

22 Oct 2018 – 21 Oct 2023

 

Ms H Nazeer (CFO)

01 Sep 2007 – 31 Aug 2019

 

Ms B Shongwe (CFO)

1 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2024

 

Mr O Busari

01 Dec 2019 – 30 Nov 2024

 

Mr J Claassens

01 Jul 2017 – 30 Jun 2022

 

Mr L Radzuma

01 Jul 2020 – 30 Jun 2025 (FTC expires on 30 June 2020, and has been renewed for another 5 years)

 

N Nkabinde

01 Sep 2020 – 31 Aug 2025 (FTC expires on 31 Aug 2020, and has been renewed)

 

L Gumede

01 Feb 2016 – 31 Dec 2019

 

H Botha

01 Feb 2016 – 31 Jan 2021

 

Ms W De Witt (CS)

01 Oct 2018 – 30 Sep 2023

     

WRC

Mr D Naidoo (CE)

30 September 2021

 

Mr Fazel Ismail (CFO)

Permanent

 

Ms Reshmili Lutchman

Permanent

 

Dr Mandla Msibi

Permanent

 

Dr Stanley Liphadzi

Permanent

 

Mr Jay Bhagwan

Permanent

 

Dr Shafick Adams

Permanent

 

Dr Valerie Naidoo

Permanent

 

Dr Sylvester Mpandeli

Permanent

 

Ms Khosi Jonas

Permanent

     

IUCMA

Dr T Gyedu-Obabio (CE)

January 2021

 

Ms T Mjaji-Mbatha (CFO)

Permanent

 

Dr J Molwantwa

Permanent

     

BGCMA

Mr J van Staden (Acting CE)

n/a

 

Ms Z Mngoma

Permanent

05 August 2020 - NW1396

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

(a) What number of Farmer Production Support Units did her department complete (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2020 and (b) what was the cost of each specified unit; (2) what are the full details of all projects (a) completed and (b) in the pipeline, indicating the (i) areas, (ii) type of infrastructure and (iii) amounts paid in each case

Reply:

(1)(a)(i) 2014-2015 to 2018-2019: No FPSUs were planned during this period.

2019-2020: No FPSUs were completed during this period.

(ii) 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020: No FPSUs were completed in this period. However, a total of 22 FPSUs were brought to initial working state with support in terms of the basic components: basic infrastructure, mechanisation and input support, ownership, human resources support and producers support (Farmers/Cooperatives registered at the FPSU that will receive services).

(b) Please refer to Annexure A. There were 0 FPSUs in Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Western Cape

(2)(a),(b)(i),(ii),(iii) Please refer to Annexure B.

ANNEXURE A TO NA QUESTION 1396 OF 2020

(1)(b)

FPSU

COST

Free State

Makholokoeng FPSU (FS)

R8 421082.59

Sediba FPSU (FS)

R17 585807.87

Odendaalsrus FPSU (FS)

R11 505488.95

Sediba FPSU (FS)

R10 931426.49

Zastron FPSU (FS)

R24 574536.90

Gauteng

Tarlton (GP):

R3 413 012.25

Bekkersdal (GP):

R10 617 662.50

KwaZulu-Natal

Ndumo (KZN)

R27 360 000.00

Buluwane (KZN)

R18 888 824.66

Jikijela (KZN)

R21 429 340.92

Horseshoe (KZN)

R4 296 648.76

Hlatikhulu (KZN)

R6 060 000.00

Bensdorp (KZN)

R3 005 000.00

Tugela Ferry (KZN)

R52 360 000.00

Nsuze (KZN)

R 91 360 000.00

St Paul (KZN

R91 360 000.00

North West

Jericho(NW)

R 2 204 524.74

Bedwang(NW)

R 1 786 084.74

Taung FPSU(NW)

R11 890803.00

Mooifontein (NW)

R 7 948465.93

Makweleng ( NW)

R8 456473.71

Northern Cape

Heuningvlei (NC)

R7 811 022.00

Eksteenskuil (NC)

R12 428 740.00

05 August 2020 - NW1152

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Breedt, Ms T to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)Whether her department purchased any goods and/or services below the amount of R500 000 connected to the Covid-19 pandemic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) is the name of each company from which the specified goods and/or services were purchased, (b) is the amount of each transaction and (c) was the service and/or product that each company rendered; hether there was any deviation from the standard supply chain management procedures in the specified transactions; if so, (a) why and (b) what are the relevant details in each case; (3) what were the reasons that the goods and/or services were purchased from the specified companies; (4) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. Whether her department purchased any goods and/or services below the amount of R500 000 connected to the Covid-19 pandemic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) is the name of each company from which the specified goods and/or services were purchased, (b) is the amount of each transaction and (c) was the service and/or product that each company rendered;

Yes, the Department did purchase goods and/or services below the amount of R500 000 connected to the Covid-19 pandemic.

(a)

(b)

(c)

Name of Company

Amount

Service/ Product rendered

EDS Projects

R 1,379.50

Hand sanitiser alcohol free for DSD officials

Time2go Transport and Logistics

R 116,000.00

Latex Powder Free disposable gloves for DSD officials

Time2go Transport and Logistics

R 196,000.00

Hand sanitiser 70% alcohol for DSD officials

Bioclin

R4,140.00

Surgical face masks

Lesole Facilities Management

R 299,700.00

30 000 Surgical face masks for daily visitors to DSD

302k Emporium

R 125,005.00

5000 cloth masks for DSD officials

Baltimore Media

R 38,822.85

Various items -Equipment for the COVID-19 isolation room

Democratic Cleaning Services

R 8,564.16

4 x sanitary refuse container - Medical waste removal

Amoka Solutions

R 478,818.60

Sanitising of the HSRC Building, Harlequins Office Park and GBV Centre on a monthly basis for three months

Sesla General Services

R33 474.00

Catering provided for training of social workers on COVID-19

Modifho-Fela

R34 960.00

Catering provided for training of Social Workers on COVID-19

Sizzling Catering

R15 870.00

Catering for training of social workers on COVID-19.

NICDAM

R313 030.00

Appointment of a facilitator for training of social workers on COVID-19.

Orion Hotels and Resorts

R182 183.00

Conference venue and facilities for the training of nurses and medical

practitioners in the 9 Provinces

Maribelo

R61 755.00

Catering service provided.

(2) Whether there was any deviation from the standard supply chain management procedures in the specified transactions; if so, (a) why and (b) what are the relevant details in each case;

 

(a)(b)

Name of Company

Why and what the relevant details in each case

EDS Projects

Deviation- due to urgency, only one quotation was received.

Time2go Transport and Logistics

Deviation- due to urgency, only one quotation was received.

Time2go Transport and Logistics

Deviation- due to urgency, only one quotation was received

Bioclin

Deviation- due to urgency, only one quotation was received

Amoka Solutions

Deviation- due to urgency, only one quotation was sourcedfrom the cleaning company.

NICDAM

Deviation- due to urgency and it was during lockdown.

Maribelo

Deviation- due to urgency and it was during lockdown.

Orion Hotels and Resorts

Deviation- only hotels with video conferencing which were prepared to avail themselves to assist the Department during lockdown.

Sizzling Catering

Deviation- due to urgency and it was during lockdown.

Sesla General Services

Deviation- due to urgency and it was during lockdown.

Modifho-Fela

Deviation- due to urgency and it was during lockdown.

(3)What were the reasons that the goods and/or services were purchased from the specified companies;

 

All good and services received were to ensure that DSD complies with Covid-19 Regulations and were procured to safeguard staff and to ensure conducive work environment for staff to return to work.

  • Sanitising of the HSRC Building, Harlequins Office Park and GBV Centre was an urgency as staff needed to return for duty.
  • Sanitisers, masks, gloves, hand sanitising machines, various items in the examination room were urgently required to adhere to the COVID-19 regulations.
  • Catering was provided for social workers during training and for war room and natjoint meetings held during lockdown.
  • Emergency procurement of the facilitator was done as social workers had to be trained onCOVID-19.

(4) Whether she will make a statement on the matter?

At the right time, and when such a need arises, yes.

04 August 2020 - NW1511

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

With regard to permission to deviate from the phased-in return to school in respect of specific Grades and dates, (a) what total number of (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in each province (aa) requested permission and (bb) were granted permission in each case for which Grades are in compliance with the conditions set for the re-opening and management of the schools being monitored and (b) who is the delegated person in each case

Reply:

The governance and management of schools is the competence of Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) and as such, my Department has requested the PEDs to provide necessary response to this question. I will therefore provide the reply as soon as the information has been received.

04 August 2020 - NW862

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Kruger, Mr HC to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

1) Whether her department will offer any form of Covid-19 financial or other relief to small businesses; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; 2) whether the Covid-19 financial or other relief will only be allocated to qualifying small businesses according to the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, Act 53 of 2003, as amended; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what statutory grounds and/or provisions does she or her department rely to allocate Covid-19 financial or other relief only to small businesses according to the specified Act and (b) what form of Covid-19 financial or other relief, if any, will be made available to other small businesses?

Reply:

1. No. The Department of Small Business Development is supporting small businesses through various COVID-19 Intervention schemes.

2. Falls away.

04 August 2020 - NW1025

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Social Development

What (a) measures does her department have in place to (i) identify homeless children and (ii) ensure that they go to school and (b) challenges has her department experienced in implementing the specified measures?

Reply:

(a)(i)According to the Department of Social Development’s prescripts homeless children are considered as street children. Therefore measures used to identify them are provided for in the Children’s Act 38/2005. For an example,section 191 (2)(k) makes provision for therapeutic intervention services for them.

Furthermore, section 150 (1) (c) makes room for street children to be found or identified as children in need of care and protection after the social worker has conducted the home investigation and recommended to Children’s Court that they be found children in need of care and protection.

(ii) Like any other child, street children are covered by section 28 of the Constitution of the Republic, 1996which guarantees right to education.

(b) Rendering services to street children is not easy because they have lived long on the street, have learnt street life and it may be difficult for them to live a normal life.

The department has developed Stabilization programme to assist the Child and Youth Care Centres to manage the behaviour of street children.

Furthermore the Department has developed Strategy and Guidelines on Drop in Centres to inform provision of services of Orphans and Vulnerable Children, which includes street children. The Department also developed a Strategy and Guidelines that inform various programmes for street children using the following levels of interventions: Prevention; Early Intervention; Statutory Services; Reunification and After Care.

At all levels, children are encouraged and motivated to attend school. It is compulsory for those who have been admitted in a child and youth care centre to attend school, therefore all of them do attend school once they are in a child and youth care centre.

The main challenge is that the street children are nomadic and most of the time they abscond from the intervention centres. They are used to uncontrolled environment.

04 August 2020 - NW1493

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

What (a) are the names of each person employed in an acting position in the National Geomatics and Management Services of her department (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2020, (b) position did each acting employee hold, (c) are the relevant details of the remuneration package received by each specified acting employee and (d) period of time did each employee act in the specified position?

Reply:

(a)(i),(ii),(b),(c),(d) Please refer to the table below.

2017 – 2018

Acting Employee

Acting position

(c) Acting

Remuneration

(d)

Acting Period

CLARKE DG

CHIEF SURVEYOR GENERAL

R0.00

10 MONTHS

NTOAGAE SM

CHIEF DIRECTOR: SERVICE DELIVERY COORDINATOR

R131 246.30

9 MONTHS

XALISA ZK

DIRECTOR: CADASTRAL SURVEY TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

R22 921.78

3 MONTHS

JANSE VAN RENSBURG ET

SURVEYOR-GENERAL

R48 664.66

5 MONTHS AND 16 DAYS

NAPOLEON MM

DIRECTOR: MAPPING SERVICES

R93461.60

6 MONTHS

SIKO X

OFFICE ASSISTANT

R2 294.12

1 MONTH

NEL DL

DEPUTY SURVEYOR GENERAL

R40 045.50

6 MONTHS

REYNECKE DA

DEPUTY SURVEYOR GENERAL: GAUTENG

R0.00

9 MONTHS

BALLANTYNE A

DEPUTY SURVEYOR GENERAL

R40 045.50

6 MONTHS

2018 – 2019

CLARKE DG

CHIEF SURVEYOR GENERAL

R0.00

4 MONTHS AND 16 DAYS

XALISA ZK

DIRECTOR: CADASTRAL SURVEY TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

R22 921.78

3 MONTHS

SIKO X

OFFICE ASSISTANT

R20 647.12

9 MONTHS

TSOTETSI P

SURVEYOR GENERAL

R53 053.00

6 MONTHS

DLUDLA IN

SURVEYOR GENERAL

R44 802.25

4 MONTHS

NAPOLEON MM

DIRECTOR: MAPPING SERVICES

R32 381.41

2 MONTHS

PETERS DG

DIRECTOR: SURVEY SERVICES

R49 411.98

2 MONTHS

SIHLANGU JA

CONTROL SURVEY TECHNICIAN

R95 120.24

4 MONTHS

HINDE GH

DEPUTY SURVEYOR GENERAL

R26 067.00

6 MONTHS

STEENKAMP BC

DEPUTY SURVEYOR-GENERAL

R7107.00

3 MONTHS

MDUBEKI R

CHIEF SURVEYOR-GENERAL

R0.00

7 MONTHS

REYNECKE DA

DEPUTY SURVEYOR GENERAL: GAUTENG

R0.00

12 MONTHS

2019 – 2020

GOGOBALA A

DIRECTOR: CADASTRAL SURVEY TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

R35 705.00

4 MONTHS

DLUDLA IN

SURVEYOR-GENERAL

R80 056.24

7 MONTHS, 15 DAYS

CELE B

DIRECTOR: CADASTRAL INFORMATION MAINTENANCE & SUPPLY SERVICES

R146.300.75

6 MONTHS

SHONGWE EV

DIRECTOR: CADASTRAL INFORMATION MAINTENANCE & SUPPLY SERVICES

R48 987.70

2 MONTHS

PARKER A

CHIEF DIRECTOR: NGI

R47 520.00

6 MONTHS

MDUBEKI R

CHIEF SURVEYOR-GENERAL

R0.00

12 MONTHS

REYNECKE DA

DEPUTY SURVEYOR GENERAL: GAUTENG

R0.00

12 MONTHS

(ii) April 2020 to 30 June 2020

SHONGWE EV

DIRECTOR: CADASTRAL INFORMATION MAINTENANCE & SUPPLY SERVICES

R48 987.70

2 MONTHS

GOGOBALA A

DIRECTOR: CADASTRAL SURVEY TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

R26 778.75

2 MONTHS

MDUBEKI R

CHIEF SURVEYOR-GENERAL

R0.00

3 MONTHS

04 August 2020 - NW351

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

Whether there are any (a) district directors, (b) managers and (c) institutional development and support officials in each specified district who have been appointed without the requisite levels of experience of running or managing schools; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (i) is the total number in each case and (ii) are the further relevant details; (2) what number of the (a)(i) directors and (ii) deputy directors are employed at (aa) the national head office of her department and (bb) each provincial head office and (b) specified officials were former principals at schools?

Reply:

1. The information requested is not available in the Department of Basic Education but rather in the respective Provincial Education Departments. In terms of Section 3(7)(a) of the Public Service Act, 1994 (Proclamation 103 of 1994) the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) in a province determines districts’ public service staff establishment and also determines the educator staff establishment in terms of Section 5(1) of the Employment of Educators Act, 1998 (Act 76 of 1998). The honourable member is requested to direct the question to the provinces

2(aa) (National Department)

2(a)(i) 49 (Directors)

2(a)(ii) 134 (Deputy Directors)

2(b) Former principals:

8 Directors

3 Deputy Directors

bb. This information is available at the national department and should be directed to the provinces.

04 August 2020 - NW1788

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

With reference to her reply to question 1266 on 13 July 2020, what is the breakdown of the total number of educators in each province who declared that they suffer from comorbidities?

Reply:

As at 27 July 2020, 30 163 educators had applied for the granting of a concession due co-morbidities of which 17 646 had been approved. Both applications and approval numbers will change as more applications are received and assessed.

PROVINCE

Total Number of Applications

Number Approved

Eastern Cape

5 435

2 230

Free State

1 818

1359

Gauteng

3 356

2 208

KwaZulu-Natal

5 970

4 809

Limpopo

2 077

1 914

Mpumalanga

4 000

1 201

Northern Cape 

1 998

1 040

North West

2 632

   563

Western Cape 

2 877

2 322

TOTAL

30 163

17 646

Source: Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) Reports.

04 August 2020 - NW1534

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

What (a) is the total number of teachers who have not returned to schools after she directed that schools reopened since the lockdown was instituted to curb the spread of Covid-19 and (b) is the breakdown of the total number in terms of each school in each province?

Reply:

(a) There are no reports of educators not returning to schools outside of the regulated absence which is either in terms of various leave provisions or as provided in terms of absence in line with the approved COVID-19 related absence. The latter would be educators at risk and those infected or affected.

(b) Refer to (a) above.

03 August 2020 - NW1698

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Julius, Mr J to ask the Minister of Basic Education  to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)       Whether all the asbestos school buildings in Gauteng will be replaced with suitable structures in the current financial year; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, on what date will the schools be replaced with suitable structures; (2) whether the asbestos buildings are safe for learners and teachers during the Covid-19 pandemic; if not, what unsafe school buildings will be replaced in the province in the current financial year; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The question has been referred to Gauteng Departments of Education for a response. The response will be forwarded as soon as it is received.

03 August 2020 - NW1556

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether her department has instructed schools not to close, despite having confirmed Covid-19 cases; if not, why was a certain school (name furnished) not closed, despite having two confirmed Covid-19 cases in July 2020 (details furnished)?

Reply:

No.  The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has developed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), which outline protocols that should be followed in the event that positive cases of COVID19 are identified among staff or learners in schools. Schools were encouraged to implement the SOPs appropriately.

03 August 2020 - NW1131

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Mafanya, Mr WTI to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to a certain person (name furnished), who is a victim of brutal gender-based violence, details furnished), (a) what is the reason behind the specified person not having been given a new court appearance date to date (b) how does his department co-ordinate informing plaintiffs of new court appearance dates during the lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 an (c) why is gender-based violence not a priority case during the lockdown when an increase in violence against women was said to be the case? NW1433E

Reply:

(a)(b)(c) According to the South African Police Service (SAPS) Crime Administration System (CAS), ther are four cases, where a person with the same name and surname, as provided in this question, is a victim or complainant. In order to respond accurately, more detail will be required, e.g the name of the police station, the case number, the nature of the charge that the complainant has opened and the victim’s identity number.

Reply to question 1131 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/06/25


Reply for question 1131 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
Date
: 02/07/2020

03 August 2020 - NW1597

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

Whether she contacted the elected representatives of the organised home-schooling community during her extensive consultation process relating to the Covid-19 pandemic; if not, why not; if so, (a)(i) who was consulted and (ii) on what date and (b) what were the outcomes in each case?

Reply:

Yes, the Minister contacted Home Education Associations during her extensive consultation process relating to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

(a)(i) The following representatives of Home Education Associations attended the meeting: Bouwer Van der Eems; Natasha Yazbek; Phillip Doubell; Ponnie Moodley; Shaun Green; Karim van Oostrum; Christopher Cordeiro; Uda de Wet; Peter Reynolds; Nunuki; Rebbeka Liebenberg; Debbie Lemmer; and Mrs Ueckermann.

(ii) 05 May 2020

(iii) The Department of Basic Education shared their plans to the associations. The parties agreed to collaborate and update each other regarding developments and implementation of the Policy on Home Education. 

03 August 2020 - NW1005

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

Whether his department has found a significant change in the crime pattern since the lockdown began on 26 March 2020; if so, what are the full relevant details of the statistics related to the number of arrests made since the lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 began?

Reply:

There is a significant decrease of 71,7 %, from 29 March 2019 to 21 May 2019, compared to 27 March 2020 to 19 May 2020, with regard to the number of contact crimes, which were reported to the South African Police Service (SAPS).

The relevant details of the statistics, with regard to the number of arrests made, are as follows:

Province

Number of Persons Arrested from 27

March 2020 to 19 May 2020

Eastern Cape

26 382

Free State

24 848

Gauteng

79 363

KwaZulu-Natal

41 175

Limpopo

22 209

Mpumalangs

15 868

North West

13 899

Northern Cape

11 873

Western Cape

48 407

Other

368

Total

264 392

Reply to question 1005 recommended

GENERAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREDVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEDG)
Date: 2020/06/25

Reply to question 1005 approved


GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 02/07/2020

03 August 2020 - NW1620

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

(1)       What total number of teachers have received psychological support (a) in each of the past five academic years and (b) since 1 January 2020; (2) what (a) criteria are used to determine who qualifies to receive the psychological support that her department provides and (b) total amount has been spent by her department for the provision of psychological support?

Reply:

(1) and (2) The National Department of Basic Education does not keep the requested data and the Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) under the Executive Authority of the Members of the Executive Councils (MECs)  are best suited to provide the requested data. 

03 August 2020 - NW1599

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Winkler, Ms HS to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

(1)What total amount in funding does eThekwini College in Durban, KwaZulu- Natal, receive from his department; (2) whether the specified college provides his department with a budget for funds received; if so, what is the proposed budget for each line item; (3) whether the college received Covid-19 relief funding from his department; if not, on what date will the college receive Covid-19 relief funding; if so, what (a) total amount of funding has been allocated to the college for Covid-19 relief funding and (b) is the breakdown of the specified funding?

Reply:

(1)    For the 2020/21 financial year, an amount of R198 734 325 was provided to eThekwini TVET College with regards to programme funding. This amount is the budget before the special budget adjustment announced by the National Treasury in June 2020. The new budget allocations will be issued to the TVET colleges as soon as it is approved.

(2)     The initial 2020/21 budget allocation of R198 734 325 consisted of the following economic categories:

            (a)       Compensation of Employees (PERSAL)        R 100 067 099

            (b)       Direct Transfers (subsidies)                             R 59 906 226

         (c) NSFAS Tuition Fees                                         R 38 761 000

(3)    Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges did not receive COVID-19 relief funding during the initial budget allocation (before the COVID-19 pandemic) and colleges were requested to reprioritise its budget to accommodate COVID-19 related expenditure. Based on the new special budget adjustment announced by the National Treasury in June 2020, an earmarked COVID-19 budget allocation has been made available to TVET colleges and will be issued to TVET colleges as soon as it is approved.

03 August 2020 - NW1586

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

(1)On what grounds are the examination of theses and other similar activities by academics at other institutions of higher education and training considered part of the collegial contribution of any academic while the examination of theses and other similar activities by academics not employed by the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), particularly by the Business School, are considered to be private work; (2) what (a) amount does an external academic who examines (i) Masters and (ii) Doctoral theses usually receive in remuneration and (b) form does the specified type of remuneration take; (3) what (a) number of other institutions of higher education and training consider the external examination of theses and other similar collegial activities to be private work and (b) are the financial implications for external academics who examine theses and perform collegial activities; (4) whether he has found that the UKZN Business School’s determination that the external examination of theses is private work has discouraged academics from doing their collegial duty; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has provided the following response to the questions posed: 

(1)   In general, the examination of theses by academics is considered as a collegial activity and part of academic citizenship. Some colleagues have declared the external examination of theses as part of the private work declaration as an indication of transparency for additional funds received. It is thus not a requirement, but an optional declaration that promotes transparency.

(2) The amounts paid to external academics who examine (i) Masters and (ii) Doctoral theses vary markedly between institutions, and the remuneration generally takes the form of a cash payment into the academic’s bank account.

(3) (a) Most, if not all, institutions would regard it as academic citizenship, as is the norm at UKZN.

 (b) There are no financial implications for external academics who perform collegial activities. Both internal and external academics such as Honorary Research Fellows are paid for examining theses.

(4) The requirement to declare external thesis examination as private work in UKZN's Graduate School of Business and Leadership, has resulted in contestation by some academics, but has not directly led to academics being discouraged from examining theses, as per academic citizenry. However, the previous instances of excessive external examination have subsided due to the transparency of the process.

03 August 2020 - NW810

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

(a) How will the SA Police Service manage cross-border offences in light of 875 such offences in Gauteng alone and (b) will he seek the cooperation of the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans to prevent illegal border crossing? NW1013E

Reply:

(a) The 875 Offences, which are mentioned in this question, refer to the movement between province metropolitan and district areas during lockdown, other than provided for in the Regulations of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No 57 of 2002). These offences are all detected due to police action. The high number of offences registered is indicative of the successful enforcement of the Regulation and a clear indication that the current plans, to deal with the enforcement of cross-border offences, are effective.

(b) The Border Policing Component, in the South African Police Service (SAPS), is responsible for the policing and security of identified Ports of entry. Section 13(6) of the Police Act, 1995 (Act No. 68 of 1995), mandates the SAPS to search people, premises and vehicle, without a warrant, within 10 kilometres or a reasonable distance from any border of the Republic of South Africa (RSA) and a foreign state. Members of the SAPS Border Policing Component, conduct as hoc patrols along the borderline. In conjunction with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). Through the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS), the SAPS also conduct specific joint operations with the SANDF.

Reply for question 810 recommended

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

Reply for question 810 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
Date: 02/07/2020

03 August 2020 - NW1536

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

(1)       (a) What number of teachers have been employed and/or deployed in each province to replace teachers who (i) have become ill with Covid-19 and (ii) are currently not working due to having comorbidities and (b)(i) on what date were the specified teachers employed or deployed and (ii) what are the details of the number of such replacement teachers in each province; (2) whether the specified teachers have been employed full time or on a part-time basis in schools; if so, what is the period of their employment in each case; (3) how long does the process take to replace a teacher from the date when a teacher tests positive for Covid-19 and is unable to continue to teach, to the date a replacement is found and occupies that vacancy; (4) what is the current vacancy rate in schools in each province?

Reply:

(1) (a) Given that only few Grades or a limited number of Grades have returned to schools, there is currently no need to replace educators that have become ill due to COVID-19 (ii) a total of 811 educators were appointed in schools to replace educators due to comorbidities as at 17 July 2020. It should be noted, however, that there is currently a limited need to provide substitute educators. Only in specific cases where there is no other educator qualified in the specialisation or in case of class teaching is the substitute provided. (b) (i) The details requested are currently not available and will be requested from provinces and will be provided once obtained. (ii) The details are as follows: KwaZulu-Natal (628); Mpumalanga (8); Northern Cape (78); and Western Cape (97).

(2) All educators employed are employed on a substitute basis on a fixed term contract that is renewable based on the continued need. The details on the employment periods of the appointed teachers are not available and will be requested from provinces and submitted when they are obtained. 

(3) It is expected that where the need is identified, the period should not exceed five (5) days.

(4) The following table shows the number of vacant posts per province as at the end of May 2020. The vacancies reported here are in terms of the approved post establishments. They do not include educators not at work due to comorbidities.

Province

Approved Post establishment

Number of Vacancies

Vacancy Rate

EC

52662

3418

6.5%

FS

20238

715

3.5%

GP

59080

2033

3.4%

KZN

95492

4568

4.8%

LP

56493

4948

8.8%

MP

33968

1867

5.5%

NC

9149

610

6.7%

NW

25863

838

3.2%

WC

28947

466

1.6%

Tot

381892

19463

5.1%

Source: Persal May 2020

03 August 2020 - NW1587

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

(1)What (a) number of African, indigenous and/or traditional medicines has each of the entities reporting to him develop to the point where it has undergone clinical testing, been shown scientifically to have beneficial effects and put into production, sale and prescription by qualified medical and traditional professionals (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2020, (b)(i) is the name of each of these medicines and (ii) diseases does each of the specified medicines treat and (c)(i) number of these medicines are currently under investigation, (ii) are the details of the reasons why each is under investigation and (iii) is the current status of each investigation; (2) what were the details of the cost to develop each of these medicines according to each stage of development as at the latest specified date?

Reply:

1. (a) There are eighteen (18) African natural medicines that have been through various levels of the value chain of medicines development, to the point of being prescribed by traditional health practitioners (i) of which fourteen (14) were in progress since 2015, and (ii) four (4) were since 1 April 2020.

(b) The (i) names and (ii) treatment purposes for each of these African natural medicines are listed in Table 1.

(c) (i) There are twelve (12 African natural medicines currently under further development, and Table 2 provides (ii) the reasons and (iii) the status of each investigation.

2. Table 3 illustrates the list of completed and ongoing African Natural Medicines studies, funded between 2015 and 01 April 2020

Table 1: List of African Natural Medicines and Types of Health Conditions each Treats

African Natural Medicine

Treatment

   

Phela

Immune-Modulator (HIV, Covid-19)

Medical Cannabis

Cancers, Diabetes, Pain, Alzheimer’s

Nkabinde

Anti-Viral

Marula

Diabetes, Health Food

Liv Green

Tuberculosis

Manay-Immune

Immune-Modulators

Four New Herbs

Covid-19 Anti-Virals, Immune-Modulators

Lenong

Wound Healing, Arthritis

Machaba

Immune -Booster (Infectious Diseases)

Prijap

Diabetes, Immune-Modulator

Umphetha

Immune -Booster (Infectious Diseases)

Aloe Path

Wound Healing

Moshumasekgwa

Immune-Modulator

BP6

Anti-Viral

BP05

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Swollen Prostate)

Table 2: List of African Natural Medicines, Reasons for Continuity and Progress

African Natural Medicine

Progress and Reason for Continuity

   

Phela

Positive Phase 1 clinical trial for immune-modulation

Medical Cannabis

Activity for cancers, diabetes, hypertension and pain

Nkabinde

Activity for Anti-HIV latency and ACE-2 inhibitors

Marula

Techno-economic for large-scale manufacturing

Liv Green

Good pre-clinical and anti-hepatotoxicity activity

Manay-Immune

Positive pre-clinical studies for immune-modulation

Prijap

Activity for diabetes and general immune-modulation

BP05

Activity against benign prostatic hyperplasia

Four New Herbs

Covid-19: Anti-virals and immune-modulation evidence

Lenong, Machaba, Umpetha, Aloe Path and Moshumasekgwa are complete and will be handed over to traditional health practitioners in September 2020 for upscaling and full commercialisation

Table 3: List of completed and ongoing studies, between 2015 and 01 April 2020

Completed Research Studies

 

Ongoing (New) Research Studies

Product

Investment

 

Product

Investment

Lenong

R1 000 000

 

Phela

R2 000 000

Machaba

R1 200 000

 

Medical Cannabis

R6 000 000

Prijap

R1400 000

 

Nkabinde

R10 000 000

Umphetha

R1 000 000

 

Marula

R2 000 000

Aloe Path

R1 100 000

 

Liv Green

R1 000 000

Moshumasekgwa

R1 000 000

 

Manay-Immune

R1 400 000

BP6

R1 200 000

 

Four New Herbs

R1 000 000

     

BP05

R9 996 908

Total

R7 900 000

 

Total

R33 396 908

03 August 2020 - NW1608

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

With reference to her reply to question 680 on 8 June 2020, (a)(i) on what date and (ii) how was the land in Winchester Hills Extention 3 obtained, (b) what was the total purchase price of the land, ( c) what other amounts were spent for related items on the land, (d) which department now owns the specified land, (e) what amount was budgeted for the temporary arrangement for each line item in the 2019-20 financial year and (f) what were the actual infrastructure upgrade expenses for each line item in the 2019-20 financial year?

Reply:

The question has been referred to the Gauteng Department of Education for a response. The response will be forwarded as soon as it is received.

03 August 2020 - NW1789

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

What number of (a) FunzaLushakabursary students are available to assist with substituting and/or assisting educators affected by Covid-19 and (b) the specified bursary students in each province are available as substitutes for educators with comorbidities or who are infected with Covid-19?

Reply:

1. There are 4776 Bachelor of Education and PGCE FunzaLushaka bursary students in their final year of study who may be available to assist with substituting and/or assisting educators affected by COVID-19. A further 5664 FunzaLushaka unplaced graduates are also available to assist with substituting and/or assisting educators affected by COVID-19. 

2. The number of Bachelor of Education and PGCE FunzaLushaka bursary students in their final year of study and unplaced graduates in each province potentially available as substitutes for educators with comorbidities or who are infected with COVID-19 are presented in the table below.

PROVINCE

4th YEAR BEd&PGCE

UNPLACED GRADUATES

TOTAL

Eastern Cape

640

793

1433

Free State

349

310

659

Gauteng

984

1267

1267

KwaZulu-Natal

976

1251

1251

Limpopo

413

190

190

Mpumalanga

444

438

438

North West

227

114

114

Northern Cape

90

92

92

Western Cape

653

1209

1209

Grand Total

4776

5664

10440

 

03 August 2020 - NW962

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with regard to certain actions by certain SA Police Service (SAPS) officers during the lockdown to curb the Covid-19 pandemic, he, the National Police Commissioner, the Provincial Police Commissioners or any other SAPS management official authorised, instructed or otherwise directed SAPS officers to (a) confiscate the goods or wares of businesses, traders and vendors and (b) destroy cooked and/or prepared food during the lockdown period; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (i) why and (ii) on what provision(s) in the lockdown regulations does he and SAPS commissioners and management rely to engage in such actions;

Reply:

(1)(a) No, guidelines were issued, in terms of the Disaster Management, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), relating to the respective offences, for enforcement of the Regulations of the Disaster Management Act.

(1)(b) No, guidelines were issued, in terms of the Disaster Management Act, relating to the respective offences, for enforcement of the Regulations of the Disaster Management.

(1)(b)(i) Certain goods may be confiscated, depending on the contravention of the Regulation, e.g. the sale or transportation of liquor or tobacco.

(1)(b)(ii) The Disaster Management Act, Regulation No. 318, issued on 18 March 2020, made no prohibition on the sale of œoked or prepared food.

The Disaster Management Act, Regulation No. 471, issued on 20 April 2020, made a provision for any food product, including non-alcoholic beverages, but excluding warm cooked food.

The Disaster Management Act, Regulation No. 480, issued on 29 April 2020, permitted the sale of warm cooked food, only for home delivery.

The National Core Command Group (NCCG) Supplementary Instruction, issued on 22 April 2020, provided guidance to members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) that any food product, excluding warm cooked food, may be sold or permitted, in terms of the Regulation No. 465, issued on 16 April 2020.

The NCCG Supplementary Instruction, issued on 1 May 2020, provided guidance to SAPS members that the sale of warm cooked food, for home delivery, was permitted, in terms of the Regulations.

(2)(a) No, guidelines were issued, in terms of the Disaster Management Act, relating to the respective offences, for enforcement of the Regulations of the Disaster Management Act.

(2)(b) No, guidelines were issued, in terms of the Disaster Management Act, relating to the respective offences, for enforcement of the Regulations of the Disaster Management Act.

(2)(b)(i) Grocery stores and wholesale produce markets, including spaza shops and informal food traders, were permitted to operate, with written permission from a municipal authority.

(2)(b)(ii) The South African Police Service (SAPS) has developed clear directives for members in the application of the amended Regulations to the Disaster Management Act .These directives are updates in accordance with periodic amendments to the aforementioned legislation. The circulation of these directives is effected via established internal communication platforms, to all levels.

The SAPS has deployed Senior Management Service (SMS) members at local level to enhance overall command and control and to guide and advise members on the application of lockdown directives.

The Minister of Police and the Deputy Minister of Police have undertaken numerous visits to deployed SAPS members, in conjunction with SAPS top management and have emphasized the correct and professional application of lockdown directives, by SAPS members.

The SAPS Disciplinary Regulation, 2016, are envoked in instancing where members have been found to have contravened the lockdown regulations. In instances where criminal offences, in terms of the lockdown regulations, have been committed by SAPS members, criminal cases are opened, in conjunction with departmental cases. The criminal cases are investigated by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).

The SAPS has also maintained the Complaints Management capability, with the Division: Inspectorate, which manages complaints against the SAPS, including those related to the application of COVID-19 directives.

Any spaza shop owner, who feels abused by members of the SAPS, may report such a member of members to the nearest police station.

Reply to question 962 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/06/25

Reply to question 962 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
Date: 02/07/2020

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03 August 2020 - NW1413

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

With regard to expenditure on personal protective equipment (PPE) for Covid-19 compliance in (a) her department and (b) each provincial department, what (i) was the total expenditure for preparing schools in each province (aa) before (aaa) teachers and (bbb) learners arrived and (bb) for the reopening of Grades (aaa) 7 and (bbb) 12, (ii) is the name of each service provider and/or contractor who supplied the PPEs in each province and (iii) procurement processes were followed to ensure deliveries?

Reply:

a) The total expenditure for PPE's and COVID-19 related equipment for the Department of Basic Education was R 710 605.85.

b) To be requested from the provinces

(i) N/A

(aa) N/A

(bb) N/A

(ii) N/A

(iii) N/A

03 August 2020 - NW1074

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) is the total number of gender-bases violence (GBV) cases which has been reported to the SA Police Service since the beginning of the lockdown on 26 March 2020 in each province and (b) number of the specified GBV cases have resulted in the arrested and conviction of the perpetrators in each case. NW1369E

Reply:

a) and (b)

The total number of gender-based violence (GBV) cases, which were reported to the South African Police Service (SAPS), since the beginning of the lockdown, on 26 March 2020, in each province and the number of the specified GBV cases, which resulted in the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators in each case, are reflected in the table below:

Province

 

(a)

(b)

 

Total reported

Total persons charged

Total persons convicted

Eastern Cape

243

488

8

Free State

189

373

18

Gauteng

743

1 137

23

KwaZulu-Natal

230

375

4

Limpopo

97

253

31

Mpumalanga

88

151

7

North West

77

140

3

Northern Cape

37

122

1

Western Cape

530

1 019

35

Total

2 234

4 058

130

Reply to question 1074 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE
Date
: 2020/08/28

Reply to question 1074 approved/

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date
: 09/09/2020

 

 

 

 

 

03 August 2020 - NW1584

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

Whether her department has a list of all the current legislation and ordinances that regulate land use in the Republic; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the legislation and ordinances that regulate land use in each province? NW1967E

Reply:

Yes.Please refer to the table below for a comprehensive schedule of legislation administered by the three spheres of Government, including Municipal Planning By-laws aligned to the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, 16 of 2013.

NATIONAL LAWS

NATIONAL ACTS, NATIONAL REGULATIONS, ASSIGNED NATIONAL ACTS AND REGULATIONS, ASSIGNED HOMELAND LEGISLATION AND NATIONAL BILLS

NATIONAL ACTS

Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, 2013 (Act No. 16 of 2013)

National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998)

National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, 2008 (Act No. 24 of 2008)

National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, 2003 (Act No. 57 of 2003)

Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act, 1970 (Act No. 70 of 1970)

NATIONAL REGULATIONS

Regulations for the Administration and Control of Townships in Black Areas, 1962 (Proclamation No. R293 of 1962) (Regulation 6A - not assigned)

ASSIGNED NATIONAL REGULATIONS

Regulations Relating to Township Establishment and Land Use, 1986 (Regulation No. R. 1897 of 1986)

Township Development Regulations for Towns, 1990 (Regulation No. R. 1886 of 1990)

Land Use and Planning Regulations, 1990 (Regulation No. R. 1888 of 1990)

Regulations for the Administration and Control of Townships in Black Areas, 1962 (Proclamation No. R293 of 1962)

Regulations for the Establishment and Development of Towns, 1983 (Regulation No. R. 154 of 1983)

Regulations Relating to the Imposition and Amendment for Town Planning Schemes for the Province of the Cape of Good Hope, 1989 (Provincial Notice No. 733 of 1989)

ASSIGNED HOMELAND LEGISLATION

Bophuthatswana Land Control Act, 1979 (Bophuthatswana Act No. 39 of 1979)

Ciskei Land Use Regulation Act, 1987 (Ciskei Act No. 15 of 1987)

KwaNdebele Town Planning Act, 1992 (KwaNdebele Act No. 10 of 1992)

KwaZulu Ingonyama Trust Act, 1994 (KwaZulu Act No. 3 of 1994)

Venda Land Affairs Proclamation, 1990 (Venda Proclamation No 45 of 1990)

PROVINCIAL LAWS

PROVINCIAL ACTS, ORDINANCES AND REGULATIONS

EASTERN CAPE

Cape Land Use Planning Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. 15 of 1985)

Cape Township Ordinance, 1934 (Ordinance No. 33 of 1934)

Natal Town Planning Ordinance, 1949 (Ordinance No. 27 of 1949)

FREE STATE

Orange Free State Townships Ordinance, 1969 (Ordinance No. 9 of 1969)

GAUTENG

Division of Land Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance No. 20 of 1986)

Public Resorts Ordinance, 1969 (Ordinance No. 18 of 1969)

Transvaal Board for the Development of Peri-Urban Areas Ordinance, 1943 (Ordinance No. 20 of 1943)

Transvaal Town Planning and Townships Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance No. 15 of 1986)

Municipal Ordinance, 1974 (Ordinance 20 of 1974),

KWAZULU-NATAL

KwaZulu-Natal Liquor Licensing Act, (Act No. 6 of 2010)

KwaZulu-Natal Planning and Development, 2008 (Act No. 6 of 2008)

Local Authorities Ordinance, 1974 (Ordinance No. 25 of 1974)

LIMPOPO

Division of Land Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance No. 20 of 1986)

Northern Province Land Administration Act, 1999 (Act No. 6 of 1999)

Public Resorts Ordinance, 1969 (Ordinance No. 18 of 1969)

Transvaal Board for the Development of Peri-Urban Areas Ordinance, 1943 (Ordinance No. 20 of 1943)

Transvaal Town Planning and Townships Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance No. 15 of 1986)

MPUMALANGA

Division of Land Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance No. 20 of 1986)

Public Resorts Ordinance, 1969 (Ordinance No. 18 of 1969)

Transvaal Board for the Development of Peri-Urban Areas Ordinance, 1943 (Ordinance No. 20 of 1943)

Transvaal Town Planning and Townships Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance No. 15 of 1986)

NORTHERN CAPE

Northern Cape Planning and Development Act, 1998 (Act No. 7 of 1998)

NORTH WEST

Division of Land Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance No. 20 of 1986)

Public Resorts Ordinance, 1969 (Ordinance No. 18 of 1969)

Transvaal Board for the Development of Peri-Urban Areas Ordinance, 1943 (Ordinance No. 20 of 1943)

Transvaal Town Planning and Townships Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance No. 15 of 1986)

WESTERN CAPE

 Western Cape Land Use Planning Act, 2014 (Act No.3 of 2014)

31 July 2020 - NW1348

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Health

What total number of healthcare workers have been lost to the (a) public and (b) private health sectors due to the Covid-19 pandemic in each province?

Reply:

We had requested provinces to provide us with a full breakdown of Health Care Workers who had acquired the Coronavirus. In addition the Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA) provided us with data from the private sector. We now share the data collated and verified as at 4 August 2020.

                                                   

The total number of 27,360 health care workers were reported. Of those, 6,027 (22%) were from the private sector and 21,333 (78%) were from the public sector. The overall infection rate amongst health care workers as compared to the total number of cases identified nationally is 5% which is well below the global average of 10%.

A total of 1,644 (6%) of these health care workers were doctors, 14,143 (52%) were nurses, 28 (less than 1%) were Port Health workers and 11,545 (42%) were from other categories of health workers.

Sadly, 240 of our health care workers have succumbed to COVID-19, 37 from the private sector and 203 from the public sector. We salute these fallen soldiers and pay tribute to them for their commitment to serving the people of South Africa right until the very end. We extend our condolences to all the family, friends and col-leagues of these valuable members of society.

The mortality rate amongst health care workers is 0,9%.

The number of health care workers reported to have recovered as at 4 August 2020 is 16,005, which translates to a 58% recovery rate amongst health care workers.

The Provincial Breakdown is as reflected in the following table.

 

Table 1

Province

Doctors

Nurses

Other categories combined

Mortality

Recoveries

Eastern Cape

182   

2,748

2,234

85

3,225

Free State

86

369

1,350

21

784

Gauteng

483

4,983

2,702

43

4,509

KwaZulu Natal

319

2,257

1,244

30

1,376

Limpopo

47

302

248

0

464

Mpumalanga

64

392

309

3

329

Northern Cape

17

84

132

4

73

North West

109

654

1,178

16

867

Western Cape

337

2,354

2,176

38

4,378

TOTAL

1,644

14,143

11,573

240

16,005

 

In addition, we have been provided with a snapshot of active cases amongst health care workers as at 7 August 2020. On this day we registered 7,500 active cases of which 751 (10%) were being hospitalized, 6,557 (87%) were in self isolation and 192 (3%) were being isolated in a facility.

 

We wish all health care workers currently battling COVID-19 a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming them back to the workforce when they are fully recovered.

 

 

END.

31 July 2020 - NW1231

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Motsepe, Ms CCS to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What requirements has her department put in place to ensure that all the construction work contracted by her department will commence without putting lives at risk as construction is resuming under alert level 3 of the lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

In relation to the requirements put in place by the department, regarding resumption of construction activities, the department requested Contractors to conduct a Risk Analysis in terms of lockdown regulations and Method Statements with risk mitigation plans to covid-19 prior to returning to sites.

The method statementsare required to ensure Contractors commit and comply with the key risk compliance areas in terms of the lockdown regulations. This includes thedisinfection of the workplace on regular intervals; ensure Security Staff have PPEs (masks, glove, sanitizers, etc.) and are wearing them all the time; thermal scanners to check temperature of all staff and visitors; register to be implemented for staff and visitors to site with identification criteria “ ID Number, Name, Age, Health Status and Contact details”;

Isolation room identified/constructed on site; ensure sanitizers and soap are available in locker rooms for  staff;ensure staff or visitors are wearing masks before entering; “touch-experience” must be limited as much as  possible; ensure Social distance on site and;

notification about the restriction of the number of people  allowed on site at one time;

31 July 2020 - NW1461

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Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister of Health

Whether the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted some critical vacancies in his department; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

No, COVID-19 has had little impact on the filling of vacancies within the National Department of Health due to the fact that we issued directions in terms of regulation 10(1)(a) of the regulations made under section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002, (Act 57 of 2002). Section 2(1) states that “the recruitment process in relation to critical COVID-19 related posts should be shortened by advertising a post and effecting appointments within a period of a week, on condition that an appointment may be set aside depending on the outcome of personnel suitability checks and verification processes…”

A total of 332 appointments have been made in the National Department of Health since the declaration of a COVID-19 disaster, 304 of which are critical posts.

END.

31 July 2020 - NW1325

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What is the total cost of the scooter ambulances purchased in the Eastern Cape and (b) to whom was the tender awarded?

Reply:

a) The cost of the 100 scooters is R10,148,750-00 inclusive of VAT.

b) The tender was awarded to Fabkompt (Pty) Ltd.

END.

31 July 2020 - NW1264

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)What number of (a) new and (b) existing beneficiaries of the SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) are currently on the waiting list to see a SASSA-contracted assessment doctor in George, Riversdale, Knysna, Mossel Bay and PlettenbergBay; (2) For what period are SASSA beneficiaries expected to wait before they can be seen by a SASSA-contracted assessment doctor in the specified areas; (3) What number of SASSA contracted assessment doctors are assigned to the specified areas; (4) What are the reasons that SASSA only use SASSA-contracted doctors and not doctors from the Department of Health to see clients in the specified areas; (5) What measures have (a) SASSA and (b) her department put in place in order to address the backlog of SASSA beneficiaries waiting to see SASSA-contracted doctors in the specified areas?

Reply:

1. All clients seeking to apply for disability related grants are booked at SASSA Local Offices using the Electronic Medical Assessment Statistical Template. Such clients are booked for an assessment to a particular assessment site on a particular date and there is no differentiation on new and existing beneficiaries. This booking is to assist the Agency to monitor service demands and the time clients have to wait before they are assessed. At this stage clients awaiting an assessment who have already been booked for the specified offices are as below:

  • George: 1 385; Knysna: 120; Riversdale: 31, Mossel Bay: 125 and Plettenberg Bay: 32

2. SASSA strives to ensure that all clients booked are assessed within 30 days and clients waiting for longer than 30 days are referred to as backlogs, and programme managers are required to come up with innovative measures to avoid the emergence of backlogs.

3. The South African Social Security Agency contracts doctors provincially so as to allow for the flexibility to deploy such resources to deal with service demands at specific time periods and to allow for rotation as a risk mitigation strategy. SASSA has directly contracted a total of 10 doctors in the Western Cape. The Western Cape SASSA has a contract with all Provincial Health Districts so that the Department of Health doctors can conduct assessments for SASSA clients and claim an assessment fee for each assessment undertaken.

4. SASSA utilises a hybrid model for medial assessment for social grant assessments. This model relies on doctors from both the Department of Healthin accordance with a contract entered into as well as privately contracted medical officers. As reported, SASSA has only 10 privately contracted medical officers in Western Cape. There was an open tender advertised for services, but there was a very low response rate to the process that was undertaken. The Health District in the George area is not coping with the social assistance demands which has resulted in the large number of backlog assessments.

5. The Electronic Medical Assessment Template, flags all clients scheduled more than 30 days for an assessment from the date of booking. In such situations programme managers are expected to either add a resource in the form of a doctor, an additional assessment day within that week or utilise doctors from other areas in the province. In urgent cases, SASSA will request assistances from doctors contracted in other provinces.

In response to the shortage of contracted doctors, SASSA in the Western Cape has on 5 May 2020 been granted approval for deviation from normal tender processes by the National Treasury to appoint doctors in the George and Boland areas through a closed bidding process. The process to be followed is to approach all doctors listed on the Health Professions Council of South Africato ensure that the process is fair and transparent.

31 July 2020 - NW1578

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Social Development

With regard to the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) for early childhood development centres (ECDs) and programmes by her department, (a) what are the details of the qualifying criteria for ECDs to receive the procured PPEs, (b) how will the procured PPEs be allocated to ECDs across the Republic and (c) by what date will ECDs receive the procured PPEs?

Reply:

a) The ECD programmes that qualify to receive PPEs are those both registered and unfunded; and unregistered ECD programmes that are located in poor communities and serve children from poor households

b) Funding has been repurposed from the existing conditional grant allocation and each provincial Department of Social Development will source from their local cooperatives and Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) for the procurement of PPEs

c) The procurement process will take 4-6 weeks and already started the process on 29 June 2020. Expected delivery is mid-August 2020.

31 July 2020 - NW626

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Ngwenya, Ms DB to ask the Minister of Social Development

What (a) number of permits did her department issue to parents who are co-parenting and need to travel as co-parents living separately and (b) measures did her department put in place to ensure that parents who receive permits to travel as co-parents living separately do not abuse the permits issued?

Reply:

(a)(b) I would like to inform the honourable member that the Department of Social Development does not issue permits. The Departments of Home Affairs is responsible for this permits.

National Assembly written Reply: 626 of 2020

31 July 2020 - NW1092

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

What (a) number of persons are currently employed in an (i) administrative and (ii) operational capacity in the State Security Agenc’s (aa) domestic and (bb) foreign intelligence Divisions, (b) number of the specified persons have criminal records in each case and (c) are the relevant details of the (i) offence(s) each person was convicted of and (ii) date on which each conviction was made; (2) Why are the persons with criminal records employed in each of the specified Intelligence Divisions?

Reply:

1 (a)

1. (aa) (i) Operational Capacity is: 1501 and

(ii) Administrative Capacity is: 147

1. (bb) (i) Operational Capacity is: 291 and

(ii) Administrative Capacity is: 22

1. (b) None

1. (c) (i) & (ii) Not applicable given 1(b).

2. Not applicable given 1(b).

31 July 2020 - NW1196

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)Whether her department conducted any feasibility study in respect of the employment of 1 809 Social Work graduates on a three-month contract; if not, why not; if so, (a) what was found to be the impact of the employment of the graduates in each province, (b)(i) on what date will the graduates commence employment in each province and (ii) where in each province will the graduates physically report for work on a daily basis and (c) who will be responsible for the screening and vetting of the graduates before they commence employment; ) whether all the 1 809 graduates have been trained in psychosocial support; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what (a) tools of trade will the graduates be provided with to perform their daily functions and (b) will be the duration of the training and induction process for the graduates once they report for duty; (4) what (a) is the current ratio of social work supervisor and social work manager to social worker in each province and (b) measurement tool will be used to measure the impact of the 1 809 graduates once their contract has ended?

Reply:

(1)(a) No, the Department did not conduct a formal feasibility study in respect of the employment of 1,809 Social Work graduates in view of the urgency to appoint and short duration of the contracts. The allocation of Social Work graduates was informed by the possible risk of the spread of the virus, the vastness and geographical spread of provinces, the population size and density of the province. It is too early to measure the impact.

(1)(b)(i) 1 June and 1 July 2020.

(1)(b)(ii) The Social Work graduates are reporting physically for work at respective district offices on a daily basis.

(1)(c) Social Work graduates have been employed on contract for 3 months additional to the post establishment of the Department. The screening and vetting is not conducted for short term contract appointments.

(2) Training in psychosocial support forms part of the studies towards obtaining the Social Work degree. Included in the study is the compulsory practical experience required to obtain the social work qualification.

(3)(a) The provinces are responsible for providing these social workers with tools of trade.

(3)(b) The induction will include amongst others the expectations, reporting lines and logistical arrangements. This would be done on the first day of assuming duty and would take approximately 2 to 3 hours.

(4)(a) Ratio of Social Work Supervisor to Social Workers

Province

Supervisor / SW Ratio

Eastern Cape

1: 14

Free State

1:9 & 1: 10

Gauteng

1:6 & 1: 10

Limpopo

1:8

Mpumalanga

1: 14

Northern Cape

1: 10

North West

1:13

KwaZulu-Natal

1:8

Western Cape

1 :6

(4)(b) The generic assessment tools available in government would be used.

31 July 2020 - NW1652

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Komane, Ms RN to ask the Minister of Social Development

In light of the reopening of early childhood development centres across the Republic, what is the role of her department in ensuring that the specified facilities comply with Covid-19 regulations?

Reply:

The Minister of Social Development is the principal custodian of the Children's Act 38 of 2005 and has a legal and political obligation to ensure that all early childhood development programmes and/or partial care facilities are regulated as provided for in this Act.

The Minister of Social Development has in terms of the Regulations published Directions issued in terms of Regulation 4 (5) and (10) of the Regulations made under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Measures to Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19: Phased Return of Children to Early Childhood Development Programmes and Partial Care Facilities issued published by Government Notice No. 762 in Government Gazette No. 43520 of 10 July 2020, that in particular apply to early childhood development programmes and partial care facilities as part her and the Department of Social Development’s responsibilities to ensure compliance with the measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 as set out in the Regulations.

Furthermore, the Department of Social Development has issued on 23 June 2020 detailed Standard operating procedures and guidelines for an early childhood development programme and/or partial care facility that provides an after-school service on measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19.

The department has further repurposed ECD infrastructure conditional grant allocation for 2020/21 which amounts to 61 million to support ECD programmes that operates in rural areas and townships; and serves poor children.

The Department of Social Development together with the provincial Departments of Social Development has a continued responsibility to monitor that early childhood development programmes and partial care facilities that have reopened continue to comply with the prescribed measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19. This includes providing guidance and advice, as well as ensuring, when needed, that the required steps are taken when any of these programmes do not comply with the prescribed measures.

31 July 2020 - NW1159

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of State Security

(1)With reference to her reply to question 934 on 8 June 2020, what was the amount of each transaction with each company mentioned in her reply; (2) whether her department purchased any goods and/or services below the amount of R500 000 connected to the Covid-19 pandemic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) is the name of each company from which the specified goods and/or services were purchased, (b) is the amount of each transaction and (c) was the service and/or product that each company rendered; (3) whether there was any deviation from the standard supply chain management procedures in the transactions; if so, (a) why and (b) what are the further relevant details in each case; (4) what were the reasons that the goods and/or services were purchased from the specified companies; (5) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

 

1. In theresponse to Parliamentary Question 934 on 8 June 2020, items, suppliers and amounts were tabulated and repeated below:

Hence to answer Parliamentary Question 1159 that asks about specifically companies and total amounts, transactions with Inhlanhla Ga Tshwarelo amounted to R61 700.00, those with Bidvest Steiner to R431 560.00, those with Lechoba Medical Technology to R477 369.80, and those with Ubuntu Technologies to R66 122.70.

(2) Regarding the purchasing of goods and/or services below the amount of R500 000 connected to the Covid-19 pandemic;

(a) goods and/or services were purchased from Ga Tshwarelo, Bidvest Steiner, Lechoba Medical Technology, and Ubuntu Technologies as indicated above.

(b) the transaction amounts are those mentioned in answer (1).

(c) Ga Tshwarelo supplied masks, gloves and disposable masks; Bidvest Steiner provided sanitisers and surface wipes; Lechoba Medical Technology supplied filtering masks, sanitisers and infrared thermometers, and Ubuntu Technologies supplied anti-virus software and licences to ensure secure, remote communication.

(3) SSA followed a deviation process

(a) to provide a Secure Video Conferencing Solution for Government on an urgent basis to allow work to continue while minimising the health risks posed by infectious Covid-19.

(b) The financial details are reflected in the table above.

(4) Goods and/or services were purchased/acquired adhering to National Treasury instructions 2020/2021 in relation to the Emergency Procedures in response to the National State of Disaster. Companies were selected that met National Treasury’s requirements and/or were among those identified and proposed by it.

The reason for choosing the said Information Technology supplier is that the Agency already had contracts with the two companies Nanoteq and TrueConf that provided infrastructure to the SSA on secure communications and video conferencing solutions respectively. Consequently, the SSA approached the two companies to increase the number of licences they were already providing to the SSA so that the need that came from Government could be satisfied.

(5) Whether the Minister makes a statement on the matter remains her prerogative.

31 July 2020 - NW1185

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(a) What number of (i) implementing agents does her department currently have and (ii) projects are currently assigned to each implementing agent, (b) why have all implementing agents been advised to finish their projects with no new projects assigned to them and (c) what (i) is the strategy of her department to implement projects going forward and (ii) interim measures are in place to ensure that there is no delay in project implementation pending the adoption and implementation of the specified strategy?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) (i)DPWI is working with (4) four implementing agents namely Coega Development Corporation (CDC), Independent Development Trust (IDT), Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA) and Government Technical Assistance Centre (GTAC).

(ii)In terms of the construction projects; CDC were allocated 65 projects from the Mthatha Region, IDT were allocated 41 projects from the all Regions, DBSA were allocated 71 projects from the all Regions and GTAC has 1 project. The projects are at various stages in the project life cycle; wherein there are projects in the planning stages (i.e. Town Planning and unfunded projects), design stages and construction.

b) The implementing Agents are required to focus on the current portfolio of projects and bring the projects to completion. The Department is holding the Implementing Agents accountable to complete projects. No decision was taken not to award new projects to the Implementing Agents.

c) (i)The Department will continue to use Implementing Agents to assist the Department in the implementation of infrastructure projects.

The Sustainable Infrastructure Development (SID) methodology aims at consolidating the infrastructure pipeline to address the fragmentation of infrastructure delivery. The methodology compliments and reinforces the requirements for infrastructure development in South Africa, as envisaged by the Infrastructure Development Act of 2014.

(ii)Through the governance structures, the DPWI isconducting oversight.

31 July 2020 - NW1630

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

Whether she appointed a certain person (name furnished) to a position within her department; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what were the processes followed in making the appointment, (b) what total number of other applications were received for the position, (c) what is the job title of the position and (d) does the specified person have the requisite skills and competencies for the position?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

Yes, Ms Melissa Whitehead is appointed in a position as an Adviser to the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure.

(a) Ms Whitehead was appointed in accordance with the Dispensation on the Appointment and Remuneration of persons (Special Advisers); appointed to Executive Authorities in terms of Section 12A of the Public Service Act, 1994 as amended by Act 30 of 2007.

(b) None. The appointment was made in terms of Section 12A of the Public Service Act, 1994 as amended by Act 30 of 2007

(c) Adviser to the Minister

(d) Yes.

31 July 2020 - NW1532

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister of State Security

(1)On what date will a permanent appointment be made for the position of Director-General of her department; (2) has the contract of a certain person (details furnished)- “Acting Director-General”) been extended after it expired at the end of March 2020; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) on what date will a permanent appointment be made for the position of Director: Foreign Branch; (4) (a) what number of positions for deputy director-general within the State Security Agency (SSA) are currently occupied in an acting capacity and (b) on what date will permanent appointments be made for the specified positions; (5) (a) what number of positions for General Manager within the SSA are currently occupied in an acting capacity and (b) on what date will permanent appointments be made for the specified positions?

Reply:

1. The matter on permanent appointment of the Director-General is a work in progress, details on the process including the date will be provided to the Parliament Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence.

2. Yes. The contract has been extended until 31 August 2020.

3. The permanent appointment for position of Director: Foreign Branch was made with commencement date of 1 July 2020

4 The number of Deputy Director-Generalpositions occupied in an acting capacity is four (4), permanent appointment to these positions is a workin progress.

5. The Number of General Manager positions occupied in an acting capacity is ten (10), permanent appointment to these positions is a work in progress.

 

31 July 2020 - NW1476

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Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Health

By what date will he (a) ensure that the seven vacancies in the maternity ward at the Mamelodi Hospital are filled to ease the burden on existing staff (details furnished) and (b) prioritise and address the national crisis of shortages of (i) midwifery, (ii) nurses and (iii) sisters in maternity wards in public hospitals?

Reply:

a) A total of 72 posts are attached to both the Maternity Ward and the Neo Natal Ward, allocated per category type as follows: There are 45 Professional Nurses (PNs) of which 27 are assigned to the Maternity ward, this number includes 2 PNs already issued with job offers and are expected to resume duty on the 1st of August 2020. There are also 17 Enrolled Nurses (ENs) and 8 Enrolled Nursing Assistants (ENAs), of which 8 ENs and 5 ENAs are allocated for the Maternity ward. Currently there are no vacant posts that exist in the maternity Ward.

The Hospital fills replacement /vacant posts within 30 days when they became vacant, especially in the Medical and Nursing(clinical) departments. The Hospital also utilises the service of a Nursing Agency to provide nursing personnel to alleviate pressure in critical areas.

However, it needs to be mentioned that the Hospital was a day hospital, that has since been upgraded recently to a Regional Hospital. A new Organisational Structure has been finalised and approved for the package of care for a Regional Hospital, and a phased-in approach for filling of the posts is being pursued dependent on the available budget. This has not been realised currently, and the Hospitalcontinues to operate with an inadequate structure for the level of care to which it is upgraded.

b) (i) (ii) (iii)

CORRECT DESCRIPTION OF NURSING CATEGORIES IN SOUTH AFRICA

There are three categories of nurses as follows:

  • Professional nurses /midwives (also called nursing sisters)
  • Enrolled Nurses
  • Enrolled Nurse Assistants

PRODUCTION OF NURSES

The training of midwives has been ongoing. Since 1986, all nurses doing the Bachelor degree programme in nursing, offered at universities, as well as the 4-year diploma programme in nursing, offered at nursing colleges, completed their training with a qualification as a midwife. The trend in output of both these nursing programmes, which produced professional nurses (with a midwifery qualification) is as follows:

  • 3 528 in 2016,
  • 3 322 in 2017 and,
  • 3 564 in 2018.

It is envisaged, that this trend will continue in the following years until the teach-out period is reached in 2024.

Additional numbers of professional nurses were produced through the 2-year Bridging programme. These nurses could go on to do the 1-year diploma in Midwifery, which was offered.

In addition, the Department of Health prioritised midwifery by accrediting five provincial nursing colleges to take an additional intake in the second half of 2019 in order to increase the production of 4-year Diploma programme nurses (who will have midwifery as a qualification) and prevent shortages during the transition to higher education in 2020.

Production of enrolled nursing auxiliaries and enrolled nurses were through the old legacy of both one year and two-year programme, respectively. An overproduction of these categories resulted in many of these nurses not being employed over the last ten years. According to a survey by the South African Nursing Council, up to 60% of these nurses were not employed after completion of their studies.

The abovementioned basic nursing programmes, will be phased out by 2024 and replaced by the new nursing programmes as follows:

  • Bachelors degree Nursing & Midwifery National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 8 started 2020
  • Advanced midwifery NQF level 7 which will be phased in from 2021
  • Diploma in Nursing NQF 6
  • Higher Certificate nursing NQF 5

The above information shows that the shortage of nurses is not due to a lack of production of nurses.

OFFSETING OF SHORTAGES

On an Annual basis, a minimum of 3500 Community Services Professional Nurses joins the Public Health Sector, distributed across Provinces, mainly in rural and underserved areas where it is difficult to recruit.

During the period, January 2020 to 30 June 2020, 7393 Nurses were added to the Public Health Sector, which reduces the vacancy rate in the Nursing field with 27%. This is a giant step taken by the Public Health Sector to reduce the number of unemployed nurses to assist in managing, amongst others the Covid-19 pandemic.

CHALLENGES

The challenges observed amongst others include:

The lengthy time span it takes to fill vacant posts.

The non-appointment of community service nurses post their community service training due to budget constraints.

RESPONSE TO ALLEVIATE THE CHALLENGES

The Minister of Health, Dr ZweliMkhize, issued a directive in April 2020, instructing that the recruitment process should be shortened by advertising a post and effecting appointments within a period of a week, on condition that an appointment may be set aside depending on the outcome of personnel suitability checks and verification processes.

Since 2019, Province are expected to develop their Annual Human Resources Plan that includes recruitment plans making provision for the continued appointment of community services nurses post their community service training period. Since Covid-19 surge, a National Data Base System has also been created at the National Department where all unemployed health professionals including nurses are capture. Province have been given rights to access the database when required.

END.

31 July 2020 - NW1431

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Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

(1)Whether a certain person (name furnished) and/or any company with which he is associated is part of the media and communications service provider database and/or panel of the National Lotteries Commission (NLC); (2) whether the specified person and/or any associated company of which he is a part has ever received any remuneration from the NLC in return for services rendered; if so, (a) on what date and (b) what was the value of the services rendered? NW1802E

Reply:

MsThabangMampane, Commissioner of the National Lotteries Commission furnished me with a reply to the question submitted, which is reproduced below.

Reply by the National Lotteries Commission, MsThabangMampane:

1. Mr. TebogoSithathu is not part of the media and communications service provider database and/or panel of the National Lotteries Commission. To the best of NLC records, no companies associated with Mr. TebogoSithathuare part of the media and communications service provider database and/or panel of the National Lotteries Commission.

2. Mr. TebogoSithathu has never received any remuneration from the NLC in return for services rendered. To the best of NLC records, no companies associated with Mr.TebogoSithathu have ever received any remuneration from the NLC in return for services rendered.

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31 July 2020 - NW1633

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

(1)   With regard to the establishment of the National Council on Gender- based Violence and Femicide, (a) on what date and (b) how will civil society be engaged meaningfully to participate in the process to establish the National Council on Gender Based Violence and Femicide; (2) Whether the R80 million funding sitting with the National Development Agency is still available for distribution to organisations working on gender-based violence and femicide; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, on what date will it be distributed; (3) Whether the South African Business Coalition on Health and Aids still manages the Gender-Based Violence Fund; if not, what is the current status of the Fund; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1.Cabinet established the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Gender Based Violence and Femicide which will play a key facilitation and political liaison role in the National Council for Gender Based Violence and Femicide (NCGBVF) processes; The National Council which will be tasked with the implementation of the National Strategic Plan (NSP); and take recommendations made at the 2018 Presidential Summit against GBVF forward; The Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD) recently met with civil society sector to engage and forge a roadmap for the establishment of the National Council; The Webinar resolved to extend the deadline for the establishment of the National Council to provide Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) the opportunity to consult extensively with their constituencies and communities on processes to be followed towards the establishment of the National Council – that includes discussions on the National Council terms of reference and selection criteria for the representatives. The parties agreed on a timeframe of 3 months following the Webinar.

2.The Department of Social Development (DSD) has appointed the National Development Agency (NDA) as an implementing partner for funding of CSOs from the Criminal Asset Recovery Account (CARA) Funds. The contract between DSD and NDA was signed for R95 million for funding of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) which render services to victims of crime and violence including victims of gender based violence as well as implementing mentoring programme for emerging CSOs. The NDA advertised the call for proposals in January 2020 and the total of 589 proposals were received by closing date. These proposals were evaluated by the inter-sectoral evaluating team comprised of representatives of NDA, DSD and the Interim Steering Committee on GBV and a total of 312 CSOs were recommended for funding. The process of verification for all the recommended CSOs has been conducted and the process of contracting as well transferring the funds to qualifying CSOs is underway.

3.In order to enforce accountability, coordination and leadership, the multi-sectoral GBVF Fund was established by the Interim Gender Based Violence and Femicide Steering Committee (IGBVF-SC) in order to urgently respond to the GBVF crisis and to support interventions rolled-out within the Emergency Response Action Plan (ERAP). Amongst others, the objectives of the a multi-sectoral GBVF Fund are to: a) provide a vehicle for the private sector to respond to the national emergency response on GBVF campaign in a coordinated and strategic manner; and b) provide a vehicle for the private sector to be able to effectively monitor and efficiently spend funds in this regard.

In order to facilitate this process, on 13 December 2019, the South African Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (SABCOHA) was approved by the Department of Women, Youth & Persons with Disabilities, through recommendation by the IGBVF-SC, as the agency to establish the multi-sectoral GBVF Fund in line with the terms of reference crafted by the IGBVF-SC. SABCOHA proceeded with getting approval to open a separate bank account in line with its internal and banking governance requirements. Once established, the NCGBVF will be the custodian of the multi-sectoral GBVF Fund; and will work together with CSOs to develop guidelines for management of the fund based on feminist principles.

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31 July 2020 - NW1450

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)What total number (a) of nonprofit organisations have commenced their Expanded Public Works Programme Non-State Sector activities through the Independent Development Trust for the current financial year, (b) of programmes are still waiting to commence and (c) have received their personal protective equipment (PPE) for this financial year; (2) whether she will furnish Ms S J Graham with a list of (a) those activities that have not commenced, including the reasons for the delay in commencement and (b) the reasons for the delay for those that are awaiting PPE; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. (a) The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has informed me that a total 189 NPOswhich were compliant to the central supplier database (CSD) requirements,were contracted by way of an addendum in this current financial year to implement the COVID-19 response project in support of the Department of Healthfor a period of 3 months. Of the 189 NPOs, 143 NPOs have commenced with the COVID-19 Response.

(b) Of the 189 appointed NPOs, 46have delayed implementation due to various challenges at a local level such as (i) late or non-confirmation of deployment sites due to limited capacity to utilise the participants(ii) change of scope of work by someprovincial Departments of Health, (iii) provinces and district municipalities querying participants’ recruitment strategiesand therefore not accepting placement, (iv)district municipalities and provinces not having the required tools for participants to deliver the Public Health Hygiene Strategy interventions at the implementation sites.

(c) So far 171 NPOs have received their personal protective equipment (PPE). The PPEs include hand sanitisers, masks and gloves. Eighteen (18) NPOs (1 in Mpumalanga and 17 in KZN) will receive their PPEsonce the sites have been identified,by municipalities and the provincial Departments of Health, for the deployment of the participants.

2. (a)In terms of the 46 NPOs awaiting commencement, this question is addressed inresponse 1 (b) above.

(b)This is addressed in response 1(c).

31 July 2020 - NW1382

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Breedt, Ms T to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)Whether, with reference to the recent High Court ruling that extended the Social Relief of Distress Grant to asylum seekers and special permit holders, her department has made any additional resources and/or funding available to assist with the growing number of applicants for the grant; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) additional (i) funding and (ii) other resources are available and (b) is the total amount paid out to beneficiaries to date; (2) whether her department has made amendments to the criteria on which applicants are approved; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether her department keeps statistics on approved beneficiaries; if not, why not; if so, (4) whether she will provide Ms T Breedt witha breakdown on approved beneficiaries relating to (a) nationality, (b) racial demographic and (c) age; (5) whether her department gives preference to applicants based on certain criteria; if not, what are the reasons for declining applicants; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The initial allocation for the special relief grant of R350 per month from May to October 2020 was R3 457 696 700. Motivation was done to National treasury to indicate that this would not be sufficient. In the special adjustment budget of 24 June 2020, an additional amount of approximately R6 billion was provided for this relief grant.

(a)(i) An additional amount of approximately R6 billion was made available in the special adjustment budget for this grant. However, this is intended to cater for all who qualify, not only the asylum seekers and special permit holders.

(ii) No additional resources other than the current internal resources being used to implement the special relief grant have been made available.

(b) A total of R949 537 750 has been paid out to approved beneficiaries as at 30 June 2020

2. The Department of Social Development has amended the Directions to accommodate asylum seekers and special permit holders from Angola, Lesotho and Zimbabwe, as directed by the court, and the revised Directions were published on 2 July 2020.

3. Yes, SASSA maintains statistics on all applications received, approved and declined.

4. Statistics are not maintained on racial demographics. The table below indicates the approved applications according to citizenship and age.

Age

SA Citizens

Permanent Residents

Refugees

Total

18

182 193

3 438

38

185 669

19

220 690

4 443

90

225 223

20

210 845

4 521

94

215 460

21

218 868

5 450

76

224 394

22

197 327

5 490

80

202 897

23

173 240

5 334

78

178 652

24

145 010

4 758

66

149 834

25

120 722

3 728

55

124 505

26

104 268

3 225

40

107 533

27

89 123

2 595

54

91 772

28

84 157

2 268

40

86 465

29

78 136

2 097

44

80 277

30

74 184

1 988

59

76 231

31

68 719

1 710

57

70 486

32

66 001

1 630

63

67 694

33

63 756

1 500

54

65 310

34

62 572

1 518

60

64 150

35

60 163

1 456

62

61 681

36

57 831

1 388

67

59 286

37

57 910

1 424

69

59 403

38

53 068

1 420

60

54 548

39

49 799

1 259

74

51 132

40

50 840

1 240

88

52 168

41

46 036

1 228

64

47 328

42

45 052

1 181

67

46 300

43

45 651

1 299

68

47 018

44

48 094

1 312

56

49 462

45

47 682

1 360

53

49 095

46

45 889

1 365

47

47 301

47

47 956

1 460

51

49 467

48

46 402

1 377

32

47 811

49

43 844

1 361

25

45 230

50

50 692

1 466

30

52 188

51

49 167

1 437

24

50 628

52

48 707

1 528

25

50 260

53

46 515

1 465

15

47 995

54

50 230

1 534

15

51 779

55

51 778

1 611

17

53 406

56

53 629

1 547

9

55 185

57

54 309

1 646

14

55 969

58

49 561

1 492

8

51 061

59

44 576

1 364

5

45 945

60

2 958

86

 

3 044

Grand Total

3 408 150

90 999

2 093

3 501 242

5. The qualification criteria for applicants to qualify for the Special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant is applied to all applicants. The gazetted criteria, including the recent amendment on 2 July 2020 is as follows:

A special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress of R350 per month may be provided for the period indicated herein to distressed individuals who are:

  • South African Citizens, Permanent Residents or Refugees registered on the Home Affairs database,and holders of special permits under the Special Angolan Dispensation, the Lesotho Exemption Permit dispensation and the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit Dispensation, and asylum seekers whose section 22 permits or visas are valid or were valid on 15 March 2020;
  • Residing within the borders of the Republic of South Africa;
  • Above the age of 18;
  • Unemployed;
  • Not receiving any social grant;
  • Not receiving unemployment insurance benefit and does not qualify to receive unemployment insurance benefit;
  • Not receiving a stipend from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme;
  • Not in receipt of any other government COVID-19 response support; and
  • Not a resident in a government funded or subsidised institution.

Applicants are declined if they do not meet any of the above criteria.

31 July 2020 - NW1522

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Health

(1)With reference to certain incidents that took place in Polokwane on 30 June 2020 (details furnished), what are the reasons that the members of the emergency medical services (EMS) team at the Polokwane Provincial Hospital have not yet been issued with masks after months of lockdown to prepare the health system for the Covid-19 pandemic; (2) what number of other (a) EMS teams and (b) hospitals in Limpopo are still not equipped with the appropriate personal protective equipment, despite assurances that the Limpopo Department of Health has prepared for the growing pandemic; (3) whether he intends to take any action to ensure optimal availability of personal protective equipment in the Limpopo health sector; if not, why not; if so, what action?

Reply:

1. All EMS personnel in Limpopo Province have been issued with personal protective equipment (PPE) from the onset of the lockdown. Limpopo Department of Health procured an additional 5000 three-layer cloth face masks and issued each employee with two face masks. EMS orders and collects PPE from the departmental pharmaceutical depot on a weekly basis to ensure that there is constant supply.

2. There are no EMS teams or hospitals that are not equipped with PPE. The Department has been supplying all the staff members with PPE since the start of the lockdown and the records of the department show no personnel without PPE.

3. In Limpopo, just like in other provinces, the department ensures that there is a constant supply of PPE that is available to issue to the staff hence there are no operational staff without PPE. The pharmaceutical depot orders the PPE which get supplied to various sections/institutions according to their needs.

END.

30 July 2020 - NW1632

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the MINISTER OF SPORT, ARTS AND CULTURE

(1). On what date (a) did the term of the Free State Provincial Arts and Culture Council end and (b) was the new council appointed; (2). whether the positions were advertised; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on which platform was the advertisement published, (b) what total number of applications were received and (c) on what date(s) were the interviews conducted; (3). whether all procedures were followed to adhere to legislation; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Kindly note that unfortunately, I will not be in a position to respond to this question as the term of the Free State Provincial Arts and Culture Council is the competency of the Provincial Department and not the National Department.

30 July 2020 - NW1626

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Hill-Lewis, Mr GG to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

What (a) are the relevant details and (b) is the total (i) number and (ii) amount of all disbursements made available to each province by (aa) her department and (bb) the SA National Defence Force in response to the Covid-19 pandemic?

Reply:

1. The Department of Defence (SANDF) is a national department that is centrally managed therefore does not disburse funds to provinces. The SANDF’s funds as allocated by the National Treasury (NT) are centralised within the Services and Divisions, therefore no funding is allocated separately to any province. All expenditure with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic management is processed and approved centrally in terms of ordered commitments and appreciated requirements.

30 July 2020 - NW1617

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)Whether the co-ordinated response of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to the insurgency in Mozambique will include the use of private military contractors; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) (a) what is the nature of the coordinated SADC regional political and military approach that has been recommended in response to the insurgency, (b) which countries were involved in the formulation and articulation of the approach and (c)(i) on what date will the plans for the approach be (i) finalised and (ii) made public?

Reply:

(1)  The coordinated response of SADC to the insurgency in Mozambique is a matter involving the member state and the Regional body. The details of that response can best be articulated by the Chair or the Secretariat of SADC.

2. (a) The nature of the coordinated SADC regional political and military approach in response to the insurgency is informed by the decisions of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Affairs.

     (b)  The organ is the determinant of the countries to be involved in such activities. 

(c)     The organ will also prescribe the time lines for the finalization and announcement of such plans to the public.