Questions and Replies

04 December 2018 - NW3566

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

What number of (a) cases of (i) murder, (ii) rape, (iii) housebreaking, (iv) carjacking, (v) theft of motor vehicles, (vi) house robbery and (vii) drug-related crimes were (aa) reported at the Bedfordview Police Station, (b) such cases were sent to court and (c) convictions were obtained for the specified cases in the past three financial years?

04 December 2018 - NW3575

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

What number of (a) cases of (i) murder, (ii) rape, (iii) housebreaking, (iv) carjacking, (v) theft of motor vehicles, (vi) house robbery and (vii) drug-related crimes were (aa) reported at the Tembisa South Police Station, (b) such cases were sent to court and (c) convictions were obtained for the specified cases in the past three financial years? ·

04 December 2018 - NW3434

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Police

By what date will a new police station be built for the Boksburg North police precinct?

Reply:

The Construction of the Police station In Boksburg North; forms part of the Top 10 Priorities of the Gauteng Province.

The Department of Public Works has already identified a site and this office commenced with site clearance In June 2018.

The site clearance is scheduled to be finalised by 2020/2021.

The planning and design to be finalised by 202112022 whereafter the execution will Commence

LIEUTENANT GENERAL DIVISKJNAL COMMISSIONER: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT RJMOKWENA

DATE: 2018/11/15

Reply to question 3434 recommended

LIEUTENANT GENERAL DEPUTY NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: ASSET ANO LEGAL MANAGEMENT FNVUMA

DATE:2018/11/16

Reply to question 3434 recommended/not recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
DATE: 2018/11/16

Reply to question 3434 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
BH CELE, MP
DATE: 2018/11/30

03 December 2018 - NW3471

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

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

Reply:

The Table below reflects the details in this regard

NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

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

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

(c) what was the monetary value of the contract

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

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

(b) what is the value of the contract

 

01 April 2018

State Information Technology Agency (SITA)

R 990 738,56 per annum

Transversal Systems Hosting, Printing and Disaster Recovery

State Information Technology Agency (SITA)

R 990 738,56 per annum

 

01 April 2018

State Information Technology Agency (SITA)

R 180 000. 00 per annum

CAP Link to transversal Systems

State Information Technology Agency (SITA)

R 180 000. 00 per annum

 

22 December 2016

Microsoft

R 35, 000, 000.00 per annum

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

National Department of Health ICT

R 35, 000, 000.00 per annum

 

15 May 2018

Micro Focus

R 827, 999.48 per annum

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

Micro Focus

R 827, 999.48 per annum

 

05 May 2018

RD Group

R 80, 000.00 per annum

Spam Titan e-mail filter

RD Group

R 80, 000.00 per annum

 

January 2017

Dimension Data

R 560, 164.72

VxRail Server

Dimension Data

R 560, 164.72

 

11 September 2014

Vodacom

R 1 584, 000.00 per annum

Internet Facility

Vodacom

R 1 584, 000.00 per annum

 

31 August 2010

Telkom

R 900, 000.00 per annum

Internet Facility

Telkom

R 900, 000.00 per annum

 

31 August 2010

Telkom

R 2 6000, 000.00 per annum

Wide Area Network

Telkom

R 2 6000, 000.00 per annum

 

31 March 2018

Ubuntu

R 760 987,03

VxRail Server

National Department of Health ICT

R 760 987,03

 

25 October 2018

Ubuntu

R 975, 164.72

VxRail Server

National Department of Health ICT

R 975, 164.72

 

01 October 2018

Altech

R 10, 154.15 per annum

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Cyber Security Wild Card Certificate

Altech

R 10, 154.15 per annum

 

November 2018

Gijima

R 298, 264.00

Professional Services for Windows 10 Deployments to 500 Desktop Computers.

Gijima

R 298, 264.00

ENTITIES

Entity

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

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

(c) what was the monetary value of the contract

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

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

(b) what is the value of the contract

SOUTH AFRICAN MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

July 2017

Steltix South Africa

R 815 670

JDE – Finance System from version E900 to E920

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

R 581 400

 

April 2018

Data World

R 1 854 096

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

N/A

N/A

 

April 2018

Dimension Data

R 6 102 340

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

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

R 315 172

 

August 2018

N/A

N/A

N/A

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

R 5 220 988

NATIONAL HEALTH LABORATORY SERVICES

June 2018

(IBM Netezza Data Warehouse Appliance)

BITanium

R 7 415 686,48

IBM Netezza Data Warehouse Appliance

BITanium

R1 134 299,52

 

July 2018

(Open Text ECM Content Server Software application)

Datacentrix

R 6 318 030.00

Open Text ECM Content Server Software Application

Datacentrix

R 8 436 006,30

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

Oracle ERP System

Appsolve

R 20 112 505,50

 

November 2018

(TrakCare Lab System)

Health Systems Technologies

R 6 776 638,54

TrakCare Lab System

Health Systems Technologies

R 206 000 000,00

 

February 2017

(HPE Blade Servers, Laptops and Desktops)

Blue Future

R 83 902 000,63

HPE Blade Servers

HPE

R 2 949 968,87

 

March 2018

(Microsoft Technologies)

EOH

R 3 395 120,00

Microsoft Technologies

EOH

R 2 315 000,00

 

April 2018

(Citrix Software)

EOH

R 2 908 295,87

Citrix Software

EOH

R 721 426,22

 

October 2017

(F5 Load Balancers)

EOH

R 5 943 985,74

F5 Load Balancers

EOH

R 3 012 318,73

 

November 2017

(Local Area Network Upgrade)

DV8

R 41 476 825,70

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

June 2018

(IBM Netezza Data Warehouse Appliance)

BITanium

R 7 415 686,48

IBM Netezza Data Warehouse Appliance

BITanium

R1 134 299,52

COUNCIL FOR MEDICAL SCHEMES

2016

Lesedi Corporate Technology

R2,057,242

Virtualised the Server Environment

In house maintenance.

Not applicable. In house maintenance.

OFFICE OF HEALTH STANDARDS COMPLIANCE

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

SOUTH AFRICAN HEALTH PRODUCTS REGULATORY AUTHORITY

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

END.

03 December 2018 - NW3606

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Health

How is the Integrated School Health Programme dealing with teen pregnancy?

Reply:

The Integrated School Health Programme (ISHP) is dealing with teen pregnancy by delivering age appropriate health education on sexual and reproductive health services for learners in and out of schools, and at every contact or session they make with young people, aged 10-24 years.

The ISHP Task Team has developed a standard operating procedure (SOP) to complement the current onsite services provided in schools by including a basket of sexual reproductive health services in schools.

The package include:

  • Menstrual Health education
  • Sexual Transmitted Infection (STI) screening
  • Provision of condoms (male & female) to ensure dual protection to the sexually active learners
  • Oral contraceptives,
  • Injectables (2 months and 3 months),
  • Intra-uterine contraceptive devices (IUCD)
  • Sub-dermal contraceptive (Implanon)
  • choice on Termination of pregnancy (cTOP)
  • Pregnancy testing, early detection of pregnancy and appropriate referrals either for ante natal care services (ANC) or for choice termination of pregnancy
  • Continuous psycho-social support

END.

03 December 2018 - NW3609

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Health

By what date will the new nursing programme be rolled out in line with the National Qualifications Framework?

Reply:

The new nursing programmes will be rolled out in January 2020. All nursing colleges have prioritised the new 3-year diploma in General Nursing.

All other programmes will be rolled out in a phased approach.

END.

03 December 2018 - NW3092

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

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

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

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

No.

Date

Members Present

Apologies

Agenda/Decisions

 

5 April 2018

All present

None

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

 

26 April 2018

All Present

None

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

30 May 2018

All except for Mr D K Mohuba

Mr D K Mohuba

Approval to submit the AFS to the AG for auditing purposes

 

19 June 2018

All except Mr K T Kweyama

Ms K Kweyama

Meeting with the Minister

SCHEDULE OF BOARD MEETINGS FOR THE SECOND 2018/19 QUARTER

No.

Date

Members Present

Apologies

Agenda/Decisions

 

30 May 2018

Mr B Makhathini

Ms K Kweyama

Mr M Tsedu

Mr K Naidoo

Mr J Phalane

Mr J Matisonn

Mr M Markovitz

Mr V Rambau

Ms N Philiso

Ms T Dlamini

Mr C Maroleni

Mr D Mohuba

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

2

19 June 2018

Minister’s Bilateral meeting Board

Hon Minister

Mr B Makhathini

Mr M Tsedu

Mr K Naidoo

Mr J Phalane

Mr J Matisonn

Mr D Mohuba

Mr M Markovitz

Mr V Rambau

Ms N Philiso

Ms T Dlamini

Mr C Maroleni

Ms Kweyama

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

3.

30 July 2018

Mr B Makhathini

Ms K Kweyama

Mr M Tsedu

Mr K Naidoo

Mr J Phalane

Mr J Matisonn

Mr M Markovitz

Mr D Mohuba

Mr V Rambau

Mr M Mxakwe

Ms Y van Biljon

Mr C Maroleni

None

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

4.

6 August 2018

Meeting with Ministers of DOC, Sport, and PSL

Hon Min Mokonyane

Hon H Maxegwana

Hon Min Xasa Sport

Mr B Makhathini

Mr K Naidoo

Mr J Phalane

Mr J Matisonn

Mr M Markovitz

Mr V Rambau

Mr M Mxakwe

Ms Y van Biljon

Mr C Maroleni

Mr M Tsedu

Ms Kweyama

Mr K Naidoo

  • PSL & Sports Rights
 

17 August 2018

Mr B Makhathini

Mr M Tsedu

Mr K Naidoo

Mr J Phalane

Mr J Matisonn

Mr M Markovitz

Mr V Rambau

Mr M Mxakwe

Ms Y van Biljon

Mr C Maroleni

Mr D K Mohuba

Ms K Kweyama

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

 

AGM

27 August 2018

Hon Min Mokonyane

Mr B Makhathini

Ms K Kweyama

Mr J Phalane

Mr D Mohuba

Mr J Matisonn

Mr M Tsedu

Mr V Rambau

Mr M Mxakwe

Ms Y van Biljon

Mr C Maroleni

Mr K Naidoo

Mr M Markovitz

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

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

 

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW3548

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

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

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Approved / not approved

Ms S Ndabeni - Abrahams

MINISTER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS & POSTAL SERVICES

DATE: 03/12/2018

03 December 2018 - NW3255

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

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

Reply:

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

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03 December 2018 - NW3091

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

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

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows

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

 

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW3198

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

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

Reply:

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

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

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

*

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

03 December 2018 - NW3582

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

With reference to his reply to question 238 on 23 April 2018, what is the total number of (a) hospitals and (b) clinics in each province?

Reply:

The following table reflects the details in this regard.

Table 1.

PROVINCE

HOSPITALS

CLINICS

Eastern Cape

85

768

Free State

32

223

Gauteng

37

370

KwaZulu Natal

72

600

Limpopo

43

479

Mpumalanga

32

287

North West

23

308

Northern Cape

14

163

Western Cape

54

265

END.

03 December 2018 - NW3603

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James, Ms LV to ask the Minister of Health

Is there a cancer control policy in the country; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Breast Cancer Prevention and Control and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control policies are available, signed off by the Minister of Health in June 2017. In addition the following documents were also approved:

  • The National Cancer Strategic Framework 2017 - 2022, (October 2017); and
  • National Policy Framework and Strategy on Palliative Care 2017 - 2022 (April 2017).

Both policy documents were disseminated to all the nine Provinces by the end of December 2017.

END.

03 December 2018 - NW3409

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

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

Reply:

Yes, the Department does lease from private lessors.

(a) and (b)

BUILDING

TOWN

USER DEPARTMENT

LEASE RENTAL AMOUNT (Annual) 2018 /19

LANDLORD NAME

SALU BUILDING

PRETORIA

JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELPMENT

82 148 379,98

REBOSIS PROPERTY FUND LIMITED

THIBAULT NAVARRE COMPLEX

PRETORIA

SA POLICE SERVICES

80 930 320,99

SKG AFRICA (PTY) LTD

FORUM BUILDING

PRETORIA

TRANSPORT

78 725 185,56

DELTA PROPERTIES

TULBAGH PARK BUILDING

PRETORIA

SA POLICE SERVICES

50 483 127,84

TACORA INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD

LIBERTY LIFE BUILDING

PRETORIA

DEFENCE

38 937 457,94

REBOSIS PROPERTY FUND LIMITED

03 December 2018 - NW3604

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Health

Do all provinces have plans to deal with malnutrition; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

All nine Provinces have plans to deal with malnutrition, specifically to address prevention and management of acute malnutrition in young children. Four provinces (Eastern Cape, Free State, Mpumalanga and North West) have malnutrition plans which have been approved by the relevant Head of Health. The other provinces have draft plans that are in the process of being approved.

The aim of the plan is to reduce the incidence and mortality due to moderate and severe acute malnutrition among children below 5 years of age. The plan addresses the following key areas:

  • prevention strategies: (breastfeeding promotion and support,promotion of appropriate complementary feeding, routine growth monitoring at all Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities using the Road to Health Booklet, provision of nutritional supplements, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and ensuring that all children are immunised)
  • case detection: (routine growth monitoring, nutritional assessment of all children under 5 years who are admitted to hospital (irrespective of diagnosis))
  • inpatient case management:(standard protocols for the management of severe acute malnutrition, provision of therapeutic foods, Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment (ETAT),
  • linkages with communities for follow-up care after discharge from inpatient care: (follow-up care at PHC facilities)
  • data recording and reporting systems.

END.

03 December 2018 - NW3133

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

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

Reply:

(a) No.

(b) Not to my knowledge.

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03 December 2018 - NW3482

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Filtane, Mr ML to ask the Minister of Communications

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

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. S. Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW3410

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

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

Reply:

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

03 December 2018 - NW3199

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

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

Reply:

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

(1)(b) I do not know.

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

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

(2) Falls away.

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03 December 2018 - NW3138

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

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

Reply:

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

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

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03 December 2018 - NW3686

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

With reference to his reply to question 2700 on 20 November 2018, what number of litres of water were lost through leaks (a) nationally and (b) in each (i) province and (ii) municipality in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

It should be noted by the Hounorable Member that the response provided in the reply to question 2700 published on 7 September 2018 was adequately responded to.

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03 December 2018 - NW3553

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Shackleton, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Health

Whether there are any plans in place to improve health services at the Jubilee Hospital in Hammanskraal; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the details of the plans and (b) by what date will they be implemented?

Reply:

a) There is a proposal to build a new hospital and upgrade the existing one to a Regional Hospital. This will come with an appropriate staff establishment, equipment and all resources needed to provide the envisaged hospital package.

b) The implementation date is subject to availability of land and funds.

END.

03 December 2018 - NW3546

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

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

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department that:

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

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

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

(2) No.

(3) No.

Approved / not approved

 

Ms S Ndabeni - Abrahams

MINISTER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS & POSTAL SERVICES

DATE: 03/12/2018

03 December 2018 - NW3480

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

How much water is being saved across the country each month due to his department’s War on Leaks programme?

Reply:

The consolidated water balance for the first 9 months of the 2017/18 within the eight large water supply systems based on the data as at Dec 2017 indicates a savings achievements of 25,2 million m3/a which translates to a savings of 12,6%.

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03 December 2018 - NW3136

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

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

Reply:

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

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

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

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03 December 2018 - NW3600

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

(1)(a) What is the (i) name and (ii) current safety status of each dam under the control of his department, (b) when last did the dam safety office of his department conduct safety inspections on each dam and (c) what was the outcome of the inspection in each case; (2) what mechanisms has his department put in place to deal with dams that pose safety risks?

Reply:

(1) Refer to Annexure A for the details on current safety status of each dam. In Part (1). Table 1 of the annexure explains the condition rating of the dam based on the most recent Dam Safety Evaluation (DSE) report by an Approved Professional Person (APP). Table 2 contains a list of category 2 and 3 dams which must be subjected to a five yearly DSE (category 1 dams are excluded). Condition rating system based on the outcome of a Dam Safety Evaluation (DSE) was implemented in 2016, which explains why only 72 dams on the list have a condition rating indicating their safety status as reviewed by the Dam Safety Office. Table 2 also indicates the dams that have been rehabilitated to improve their safety and will only be evaluated at least 5 years after construction completion as well as 41 dams that are currently been evaluated by APP’s.

(2) The outcomes of dam safety evaluations determine the type of intervention/mechanism required to address the safety risk. These interventions/mechanisms could either be maintenance related or capital intensive where dam rehabilitation is required. For maintenance related issues the Cluster or Operation Managers are usually tasked to address these as part of routine maintenance as prescribed in the operations and maintenance manuals. For capital intensive safety risks are addressed through Dam Safety Rehabilitation Programme (DSRP).

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Annexure A

Table 1: Dam Safety: Proposed Score Card for the Condition of a Dam

Symbol

/Score

Analysis of condition from the Recommendations and Findings of a Dam Safety Evaluation Report by an APP

A

Dam in good condition and routine maintenance are acceptably up to date. An evaluation interval of longer than 5 years can be recommended (if the owner request it or for farmers/ smaller municipalities.)

B

Dam in reasonable condition but not complying to modern standards. Only routine maintenance and routine inspections recommended. An evaluation interval of longer than 5 years cannot be recommended.

C

Significant outstanding maintenance by the normal operation and maintenance staff recommended restoring dam to a functional state. Elementary monitoring systems like settlement beacons and flow monitoring included here.

D

Significant rehabilitation recommended to restore dam components to its original state for example repair major erosion or cavitation’s, repair slope protection, reinstate crest level, refurbish outlet works or gates. Work is considered significant rehabilitation if it is outside the capacity of the normal operation and maintenance staff and the appointment of a contractor is necessary and the work should be done under guidance of an APP. Drafting of an Operation and Maintenance Manual and or Emergency Preparedness Plan and install sophisticated monitoring instruments under guidance of an APP also included here.

E

Upgrading recommended for example increase spillway capacity, increase freeboard, provide buttress / thicken dam to improve stability or install stress cables, install slope protection, install additional drainage or grouting or water seals to reduce leakage. A licence to alter and the services of an APP will be required.

F

Dam unsafe. Restrictions on operation recommended, for example water level may not exceed a specified level.

Table 2: List of DWS owned dams (Category II and III only)

No.

Name of dam

Size Class

Hazard Rating

Category

Date Last DSE

Condition / Status

1

RAMAH CANAL BALANCING NO 1

Small

Significant

2

1-Jan-91

 

2

BISSETSDRIFT CROSSING DAM

Small

Significant

2

1-Jun-96

 

3

JAN TSHATSHU DAM

Small

Significant

2

24-Aug-99

Rehab

4

WOBURN 3 DAM

Small

Significant

2

25-Oct-05

 

5

LIMIETSKLOOF DAM

Medium

Significant

2

3-Dec-99

 

6

ELANDSDRIFT STUDAM

Medium

High

3

28-May-01

 

7

MAJOLA DAM

Medium

Low

2

31-May-01

 

8

MAGWA DAM

Medium

Significant

2

31-May-01

 

9

GCUWA DAM

Medium

High

3

1-Jun-01

 

10

NSAMI DAM

Medium

High

3

1-Sep-02

Rehab

11

RUST DE WINTER DAM

Large

High

3

29-Jan-03

Rehab

12

TAUNG DAM

Large

High

3

11-Aug-03

Rehab

13

PONGOLAPOORT DAM

Large

High

3

3-Oct-03

DSE In progress

14

HAMMARSDALE DAM

Small

High

2

21-Jan-04

Rehab

15

DIMBAZA DAM

Small

Significant

2

10-Sep-04

DSE In progress

16

BOSPOORT DAM

Medium

High

3

10-Dec-04

Rehab

17

NKADIMENG DAM

Medium

Significant

2

24-Jan-05

Rehab

18

CATA DAM

Large

High

3

1-Feb-05

Rehab

19

THABINA DAM

Large

High

3

16-Feb-05

 

20

DONNY BROOK 1 DAM

Medium

Low

2

6-Aug-05

 

21

GLENBROCK DAM

Medium

High

3

19-Aug-05

 

22

KLEIN MARICOPOORT DAM

Medium

High

3

4-Oct-05

DSE In progress

23

MNYAMENI DAM

Large

High

3

25-Oct-05

 

24

WOBURN 2 DAM

Small

Significant

2

25-Oct-05

 

25

RIETSPRUIT DAM

Medium

Significant

2

1-Feb-06

 

27

SINGIZI DAM

Medium

Significant

2

22-Aug-06

 

28

DAMANI DAM

Medium

High

3

28-Sep-06

 

29

GRASSRIDGE DAM

Medium

High

3

21-Nov-06

 

30

ROXENI DAM

Medium

Significant

2

24-Nov-06

DSE In progress

31

SHESHEGU DAM

Medium

Low

2

24-Nov-06

DSE In progress

32

DABI DAM

Medium

Low

2

27-Nov-06

DSE In progress

33

NQWELO

Medium

Significant

2

27-Nov-06

DSE In progress

34

RURA DAM

Medium

Significant

2

27-Nov-06

DSE In progress

35

METSIMATSHO (SWARTWATER)

Medium

Significant

2

10-Jan-07

DSE In progress

36

NQADU DAM

Medium

Significant

2

26-Jan-07

 

37

NOOITGEDACHT DAM

Small

Significant

2

30-Jan-07

DSE In progress

38

JAGERSRUST DAM

Small

Significant

2

28-May-07

DSE In progress

39

KASTEEL DAM

Medium

Significant

2

18-Aug-07

 

40

INJAKA DAM

Large

High

3

18-Sep-07

 

41

BELFORT DAM

Medium

Significant

2

26-Sep-07

DSE In progress

42

NTENETYANA DAM

Medium

Significant

2

26-Sep-07

 

43

CAMDEN RESERVOIR NO.3

Small

Significant

2

31-Oct-07

DSE In progress

44

STOMPDRIFT DAM

Large

High

3

15-Nov-07

Rehab

45

BALANSEERDAM S2 ORANJE RIET KANAAL

Small

Significant

2

10-Dec-07

 

46

KRUGERSDRIFT DAM

Medium

High

3

9-Jan-08

 

47

ROOIFONTEIN DAM

Small

Significant

2

27-Jan-08

 

48

RAMAH CANAL BALANCING NO 2

Small

Significant

2

10-Apr-08

DSE In progress

49

BOEGOEBERG DAM

Medium

Low

2

24-Jun-08

DSE In progress

50

WELTEVREDE DAM

Small

Significant

2

29-Sep-08

 

51

VAALKOP NO.II DAM

Small

High

2

20-Oct-08

Rehab

52

NZHELELE DAM

Large

High

3

21-Oct-08

 

53

SEDIBA DAM

Small

Significant

2

27-Oct-08

 

54

FELOANA DAM

Small

Significant

2

27-Oct-08

 

55

WOODBRIDGE DAM

Small

Significant

2

27-Oct-08

 

56

SEROALO DAM

Small

Significant

2

27-Oct-08

 

57

AMABELE DAM

Small

Significant

2

27-Oct-08

DSE In progress

58

MADIKWE DAM

Medium

Significant

2

3-Nov-08

DSE In progress

59

BULSHOEK DAM

Small

Significant

2

2-Dec-08

DSE In progress

60

KLEINPLAAS DAM

Medium

High

3

3-Dec-08

DSE In progress

61

THEEWATERSKLOOF DAM

Large

High

3

3-Dec-08

 

62

LINDLEYSPOORT DAM

Large

High

3

4-Dec-08

 

63

BARTELSFONTEIN RESERVOIR

Small

Significant

2

5-Dec-08

 

64

GROOTDRAAI DAM

Large

High

3

26-Jan-09

 

65

DRIEKLOOF DAM

Large

High

3

27-Jan-09

DSE In progress

66

STERKFONTEIN

Large

High

3

28-Jan-09

 

67

BLOEMHOF DAM

Large

High

3

9-Feb-09

 

68

WATERDOWN DAM

Large

High

3

13-Apr-09

 

69

CAPES THORNE DAM

Medium

Significant

2

18-Jun-09

DSE In progress

70

ROOIKRANS DAM

Medium

High

3

8-Jul-09

 

71

WRIGGLESWADE DAM

Large

High

3

9-Jul-09

DSE In progress

72

DRIEL BARRAGE

Medium

High

3

26-Aug-09

 

73

QEDUSIZI DAM

Large

High

3

27-Aug-09

 

74

RIETFONTEIN WEIR

Small

Significant

2

10-Sep-09

DSE In progress

75

ONVERWACHT RESERVOIRS NO.1,2 & 3

Small

Significant

2

10-Sep-09

 

76

ROODEPOORT DAM

Small

Significant

2

29-Sep-09

 

78

WELTEVREDEN WEIR

Small

Significant

2

19-Nov-09

DSE In progress

79

ROOIKRAAL DAM

Medium

Significant

2

19-Nov-09

DSE In progress

80

VAAL DAM

Large

High

3

21-Dec-09

 

81

BOSKOP DAM

Medium

High

3

23-Dec-09

 

82

KOUGA DAM

Large

High

3

14-Jan-10

 

83

DARLINGTON DAM

Large

High

3

14-Jan-10

 

84

IMPOFU

Large

High

3

15-Jan-10

 

85

HLUHLUWE DAM

Large

High

3

1-Feb-10

DSE In progress

86

GOEDERTROUW DAM

Large

High

3

3-Feb-10

 

87

XONXA DAM

Large

High

3

12-Apr-10

 

88

MACUBENI DAM

Medium

High

3

12-Apr-10

DSE In progress

89

BUSHMANSKRANTZ DAM

Large

High

3

13-Apr-10

 

90

SHILOH DAM

Medium

High

3

13-Apr-10

 

91

OXKRAAL DAM

Large

High

3

13-Apr-10

 

92

SANDILE DAM

Large

High

3

14-Apr-10

 

93

DEBE DAM

Large

High

3

14-Apr-10

DSE In progress

94

OUKLOOF DAM

Large

High

3

4-Jun-10

DSE In progress

95

GLEN MELVILLE DAM

Large

High

3

20-Jul-10

DSE In progress

96

GLEN BOYD BALANCING DAM

Medium

Significant

2

22-Jul-10

 

97

DER BROCHEN DAM

Large

High

3

27-Jul-10

DSE In progress

98

NANDONI DAM

Large

High

3

10-Aug-10

 

99

ROODEFONTEIN DAM

Medium

High

3

16-Aug-10

 

100

KLIPFONTEIN DAM (W4)

Medium

High

3

16-Aug-10

 

101

BRONKHORSTSPRUIT DAM

Large

High

3

17-Aug-10

DSE In progress

102

INANDA DAM

Large

High

3

31-Aug-10

 

103

HAZELMERE DAM

Large

High

3

31-Aug-10

 

104

POORTJIESKLOOF DAM

Large

High

3

7-Sep-10

 

105

CLANWILLIAM DAM

Large

High

3

8-Sep-10

Raising

106

MTATA DAM

Large

High

3

1-Oct-10

 

107

MHLANGA DAM

Large

High

3

1-Oct-10

 

108

NTSHINGWAYO DAM

Medium

High

3

1-Jan-11

 

109

VAALKOP DAM

Large

High

3

26-Jan-11

Rehab

110

KALKFONTEIN DAM

Large

High

3

2-Feb-11

Rehab

111

MANKWE DAM

Medium

Significant

2

3-Feb-11

 

112

MARICO-BOSVELD DAM

Medium

High

3

3-Feb-11

 

113

ROODEKOPJES DAM

Medium

High

3

9-Feb-11

 

114

GROOTHOEK DAM (MOUTLOATSI SETLOGELO) DAM

Medium

High

3

15-Feb-11

 

115

ROODE ELSBERG DAM

Large

High

3

18-Apr-11

 

116

BEN ETIVE DAM

Medium

Significant

2

19-Apr-11

 

117

FLORISKRAAL DAM

Medium

High

3

19-Apr-11

DSE In progress

118

LEEU-GAMKA DAM

Medium

High

3

20-Apr-11

DSE In progress

119

KLIPBERG DAM

Medium

High

3

20-Jun-11

 

120

BUFFELJAGS DAM

Medium

High

3

20-Jun-11

 

121

KAMMANASSIE DAM

Large

High

3

20-Jun-11

DSE In progress

122

KLIPHEUWEL DAM

Medium

High

3

21-Jun-11

 

123

MIERTJIESKRAAL DAM

Medium

High

3

22-Jun-11

 

124

MAKOTSWANE DAM

Medium

Significant

2

12-Jul-11

 

125

DISANENG DAM

Medium

Significant

2

3-Aug-11

 

126

BEVENSON DAM

Medium

Significant

2

10-Aug-11

DSE In progress

127

BUFFELSPOORT DAM

Large

High

3

15-Aug-11

 

128

ROODEPLAAT DAM

Large

High

3

15-Aug-11

 

129

DORINGRIVIER DAM

Medium

High

3

15-Aug-11

 

130

LUBISI DAM

Large

High

3

15-Aug-11

 

131

KWENA DAM

Large

High

3

30-Aug-11

 

132

MIDDEL LETABA DAM

Large

High

3

31-Aug-11

 

133

NCORA DAM

Large

High

3

1-Sep-11

 

134

CRAIGIE BURN

Large

High

3

7-Sep-11

 

135

KLIPDRIFT DAM

Small

Significant

2

16-Sep-11

 

136

ALLEMANSKRAAL DAM

Large

High

3

16-Sep-11

 

137

NAHOON DAM

Large

High

3

19-Sep-11

 

138

XILINXA DAM

Medium

High

3

19-Sep-11

 

139

LOERIE DAM

Medium

High

3

20-Sep-11

 

140

BEERVLEI DAM

Large

High

3

22-Sep-11

 

141

TZANEEN

Large

High

3

28-Sep-11

Raising

142

VERGELEGEN DAM

Medium

Significant

2

28-Sep-11

 

143

BOSSIESPRUIT DAM

Medium

High

2

12-Oct-11

 

144

DREISELEN DAM

Medium

Significant

2

25-Oct-11

 

145

LEPELLANE DAM

Medium

Significant

2

25-Oct-11

 

146

MOLATEDI DAM

Medium

High

3

31-Jan-12

 

147

LOTLAMORENG DAM

Small

Significant

2

1-Apr-12

 

148

LAKENVALLEI DAM

Large

High

3

1-Apr-12

 

149

GXETU DAM

Medium

Significant

2

14-May-12

 

150

GUBU DAM

Large

High

3

15-May-12

 

151

KROMELLENBOOG DAM

Medium

High

3

1-Aug-12

Rehab

152

GAMKAPOORT DAM

Large

High

3

18-Oct-12

 

153

GAMKA DAM

Large

High

3

19-Oct-12

 

154

CROSS DAM

Medium

Significant

2

30-Oct-12

 

155

LUPHEPHE DAM

Large

High

3

30-Oct-12

 

156

NWANEDZI

Large

High

3

30-Oct-12

 

157

RUSTFONTEIN DAM

Large

High

3

26-Nov-12

 

158

KNELLPOORT DAM

Large

High

3

26-Nov-12

 

159

ERFENIS DAM

Large

High

3

27-Nov-12

 

160

KOPPIES DAM

Medium

High

3

27-Nov-12

 

161

DOORNDRAAI DAM

Medium

High

3

23-Jan-13

 

162

GLEN ALPINE DAM

Medium

High

3

23-Jan-13

 

163

KLERKSKRAAL DAM

Medium

High

3

25-Jan-13

 

164

TRICHARDTSFONTEIN DAM

Medium

High

3

2-Feb-13

 

165

RHENOSTERKOP DAM

Large

High

3

7-Feb-13

 

166

WOODSTOCK DAM

Large

High

3

20-Feb-13

 

167

KILBURN DAM

Large

High

3

20-Feb-13

DSE In progress

168

WITKLIP DAM

Medium

High

3

27-Feb-13

 

169

VLUGKRAAL DAM

Medium

Significant

2

14-May-13

DSE In progress

170

TONTELDOOS DAM

Medium

Significant

2

14-May-13

 

171

SESHEGO DAM

Medium

Significant

2

20-Jun-13

 

172

KORENTEPOORT DAM

Large

High

3

28-Aug-13

 

173

CALIFORNIA DAM

Medium

Significant

2

30-Sep-13

 

174

BLYDERIVIERSPOORT DAM

Large

High

3

13-Jan-14

 

175

MAGOEBASKLOOF DAM

Large

Significant

3

14-Jan-14

 

176

VONDO DAM

Large

High

3

15-Jan-14

 

177

PIETERSFONTEIN DAM

Medium

High

3

21-Jan-14

 

178

FIKA-PATSO DAM

Large

High

3

10-Mar-14

 

179

KILBURN-OMGEWINGS NO.3DAM

Medium

Significant

2

11-Mar-14

 

180

VLAKBULT DAM

Small

Significant

2

11-Mar-14

 

181

TOURS DAM

Medium

Significant

2

19-Mar-14

 

182

HARTBEESKUIL DAM

Medium

High

3

19-Mar-14

 

183

EBENEZER DAM

Large

High

3

24-Mar-14

 

184

KATRIVIER DAM

Large

High

3

24-Mar-14

 

185

HARTBEESPOORT DAM

Large

High

3

26-Mar-14

 

186

ALBASINI DAM

Large

High

3

26-Mar-14

 

187

VYGEBOOM DAM

Large

High

3

26-Mar-14

 

188

KLASERIE

Medium

High

3

28-Mar-14

 

189

BERGRIVIER DAM

Large

High

3

28-Mar-14

 

190

OHRIGSTAD DAM

Large

High

3

29-Mar-14

 

191

LAING DAM

Large

High

3

29-Mar-14

 

192

KWAGGASKLOOF DAM-PART OF GROTER BRANDVLEI 12/2/H100/08

Medium

High

3

14-May-14

D

193

EGMONT DAM

Medium

High

3

22-May-14

 

194

ARMENIA DAM

Medium

High

3

23-May-14

 

195

MOKOLO

Large

High

3

4-Jul-14

D

196

VOELVLEI DAM

Small

High

2

19-Aug-14

 

197

TIERKLOOF DAM

Medium

Significant

2

16-Sep-14

D

198

NGWEKAZI DAM

Medium

Significant

2

12-Nov-14

D

199

GEMSBOKHOEK

Medium

Low

2

25-Nov-14

B

200

VERGELEGEN DAM

Medium

Significant

2

30-Jan-15

D

201

BALURADAM

Medium

Low

2

7-Feb-15

C

202

KLIPVOOR DAM

Medium

High

3

25-Feb-15

 

203

TURFLOOP DAM

Medium

Significant

2

27-Feb-15

E

204

DOUGLAS WEIR

Small

Significant

2

1-Mar-15

 

205

ROCKVIEW DAM

Large

High

3

1-Mar-15

E

206

BRANDVLEI DAM & GROTER BRANDVLEI RESERVOIR

Medium

High

3

1-Mar-15

D

207

BIZANA DAM

Medium

Significant

2

11-Mar-15

C

208

VAALHARTS-STUWAL

Small

High

2

13-Mar-15

D

209

WENTZEL DAM

Small

High

2

16-Mar-15

D

210

BONNIEBROOK DAM

Medium

Significant

2

18-Mar-15

C

211

PIETGOUWS DAM-LEBOWA

Medium

Significant

2

20-Mar-15

D

26

NONDWENI STUWAL

Medium

Significant

2

24-Mar-15

 

212

ELANDSKUIL DAM

Small

High

2

29-Mar-15

D

213

TENTERGATE

Small

Significant

2

30-Mar-15

C

214

BUFFELSKLOOF DAM

Large

Significant

3

31-Mar-15

B

215

LAKESIDE DAM

Small

High

2

31-Mar-15

 

216

WELBEDACHT DAM

Large

High

3

1-Apr-15

C

217

GARIEP DAM

Large

High

3

1-Apr-15

C

218

KOGELBERG DAM

Large

High

3

1-Apr-15

C

219

ELANDSKLOOF DAM

Large

High

3

1-Apr-15

C

220

TSOJANA DAM

Medium

Significant

2

1-Apr-15

E

221

CORANA

Medium

Significant

2

1-Apr-15

D

222

ALBERT FALLS DAM

Large

High

3

1-Apr-15

C

223

SPIOENKOP DAM

Small

High

3

1-Apr-15

C

224

KOSTER DAM

Medium

High

3

29-May-15

 

225

HOUTRIVIER DAM

Medium

Significant

2

31-May-15

C

226

MITFORD DAM

Small

Significant

2

6-Jul-15

E

227

LOSKOP DAM

Large

High

3

30-Jul-15

C

228

NOOITGEDACHT DAM

Large

High

3

30-Jul-15

B

229

WESTOE DAM

Medium

High

3

1-Nov-15

C

230

JOZANASHOEK DAM

Large

High

3

2-Nov-15

C

231

KOMMANDODRIFT DAM

Large

High

3

2-Nov-15

A

232

DE MISTKRAAL

Medium

High

3

21-Jan-16

C

233

JERICHO DAM

Medium

High

3

30-Jan-16

C

234

PATENSIE BALANCING DAM

Medium

Significant

2

29-Feb-16

C

235

SCHEEPERSVLAKTE DAM

Medium

High

3

7-Mar-16

A

236

THRIFT DAM (MOUNTHOPE)

Medium

Significant

2

7-Mar-16

E

237

ZAAIHOEK DAM

Large

High

3

7-Mar-16

A

238

MUTSHEDZI DAM

Medium

Significant

2

14-Mar-16

C

239

WOLWEDANS DAM

Large

High

3

15-Mar-16

C

240

SCHEEPERS DAM

Small

Significant

2

15-Mar-16

C

241

MIDMAR DAM

Large

High

3

25-Mar-16

C

242

XIKUNDU STUWAL

Medium

Significant

2

29-Mar-16

C

243

DUTHUNI DAM

Small

Significant

2

29-Mar-16

B

244

PHIPHIDI

Medium

Significant

2

29-Mar-16

C

245

MODJADJI DAM

Medium

High

3

29-Mar-16

C

246

SPITSKOP DAM

Medium

High

3

29-Mar-16

C

247

D-DAM

Medium

Significant

2

29-Mar-16

C

248

MANKAZANA DAM

Medium

Significant

2

29-Mar-16

A

249

BINFIELD PARK DAM

Large

High

3

29-Mar-16

C

250

TOLENI DAM

Small

Significant

2

29-Mar-16

A

251

MEARNS WEIR-OU

Small

Significant

2

29-Mar-16

C

252

KUDUBE DAM (LEEUKRAAL DAM)

Small

Significant

2

30-Mar-16

E

253

TSHAKHUMA DAM

Large

High

3

30-Mar-16

 

254

BOTLOKWA DAM

Small

Significant

2

30-Mar-16

C

255

SETUMO DAM

Medium

Significant

2

30-Mar-16

B

256

BLUECRANE DAM

Small

Significant

2

30-Mar-16

C

257

WAGENDRIFT DAM

Large

High

3

30-Mar-16

C

258

HEYSHOPE DAM

Medium

High

3

30-Mar-16

C

259

MORGENSTOND DAM

Large

Significant

3

30-Mar-16

D

260

SPITSKOPKRAAL DAM

Medium

Significant

2

31-Mar-16

D

261

VANDERKLOOF DAM

Large

High

3

31-Mar-16

C

77

FLAG BOSHIELO

Large

High

3

3-May-16

 

262

BOTTERKLOOF DAM

Medium

Significant

2

30-Mar-17

B

263

MOLEPO DAM

Medium

Significant

2

31-Mar-17

D

264

PELLA DAM

Medium

High

3

19-Jun-17

C

265

MAHLANGU DAM

Medium

Significant

2

6-Jul-17

D

266

MIDDELKRAAL DAM

Small

Significant

2

7-Jul-17

 

267

MASHASHANE DAM

Medium

Significant

2

12-Jul-17

 

268

THAPANA DAM

Medium

Significant

2

27-Jul-17

 

269

NEUSBERG WEIR

Medium

Low

2

8-Sep-17

B

270

DUIVENHOKS DAM

Large

High

3

18-Sep-17

C

271

PLEASANTVIEW DAM

Medium

Significant

2

20-Sep-17

B

272

SINQUMENI DAM

Medium

Low

2

22-Sep-17

D

273

MABELENI DAM

Medium

Significant

2

26-Sep-17

C

274

NGOTWANE DAM

Medium

Significant

2

23-Oct-17

 

275

ACORNHOEK DAM

Medium

Low

2

31-Oct-17

D

276

MISVERSTAND-STUWAL

Medium

Significant

2

18-Jan-18

 

277

CHUNIESPOORT DAM

Medium

Significant

2

11-May-18

 

278

SEHUJWANE DAM

Medium

Significant

2

24-May-18

 

279

EDINBURGH DAM

Medium

High

3

8-Aug-18

 

280

LOLA MONTES DAM

Medium

Significant

2

27-Aug-18

 

281

DE HOOP DAM

Large

High

3

 

DSE In progress

282

HK BALANCING DAM

Small

Significant

2

 

 

283

KORHAANSDRIFT WEIR

Small

Significant

2

 

 

284

LUDEKE DAM

Large

High

3

 

DSE In progress

285

SPRING GROVE DAM

Large

High

3

 

 

286

MUNDTS CONCESSION DAM

Medium

High

3

 

 

03 December 2018 - NW3493

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

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

Reply:

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

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

(3) Not at this stage

03 December 2018 - NW3550

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

(a) What is the budget allocation for the Cyber Security Hub over the 2018-19 to 2020-21 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework and (b) how will the budget be spent?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows: 

(a)

(i) The budget for the 2018-2019 financial year is R 12 125 000.

(ii) The budget for the 2019-2020 financial year is R 9 000 000.

(iii) The budget for the 2020-2021 financial year is R 9 435 000.

(b) The budget is spent in pursuit of the mandate of the Cybersecurity Hub as detailed in the National Cybersecurity Policy Framework (NCPF) of 2015 as follows:

  • Increase collaboration through public-private partnerships and the establishment of sector Cyber Security Incident Response Team capacity; and the ability to coordinate responses to threats at a national level.
  • Information dissemination and the development of best practice guidelines and standardization.
  • Initiating Cybersecurity awareness campaigns.

 

Approved / not approved

Ms S Ndabeni - Abrahams

MINISTER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS & POSTAL SERVICES

DATE: 03/12/2018

03 December 2018 - NW3605

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Health

On what date will regulations on electronic or e-cigarette be passed?

Reply:

The regulations on e-cigarette will be drafted after the draft Bill on the Control of Tobacco Products and the Electronic Delivery Systems has been passed by Parliament. Therefore, the exact date cannot be established at this stage.

END.

03 December 2018 - NW3547

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

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

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department that:

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

The details are as follows:

Name

Designation

Role

Mr. Robert Nkuna

Director-General

Project Sponsor

Ms. Nonkqubela Jordan-Dyani

Deputy Director General

Project Manager

Ms. Thulisile Manzini

Deputy Director General

Stream Head: Media, Marketing and Communications

Mr. Omega Shelembe

Deputy Director General

Stream Head: Logistics

Mr Tinyiko Ngobeni

Deputy Director General

Legacy Project

Ms Mameetse Masemola

Acting Deputy Director General

Stream Head: Content

Ms Jeanette Morwane

Acting Deputy Director General

Legacy Project

Ms Sybil Lyons-Grootboom

Chief Director: Legal

Lead Negotiator: Host Country Agreement

Mr Luyanda Ndlovu

Chief Information Officer

Coordinator IT Services

Mr Jim Paterson

Director

Project Management team

Ms Pam Mallela

Director

Project Management Team

Mr Thulani Ngubane

Director

Communications Team

Rebolang Soldaat

Director

Budget and Finance Oversight

Charles Mabuza

Director

SMME Programme Coordinator

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

(a) Service Provider

(b) Type of Service

(c) Evaluation

TWF

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

Venue Procurement and Professional Conference Organiser

(iNkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre)

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

Tsogo Sun

(appointed by sponsor)

Accommodation

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

Flash Marketing (appointed by sponsor)

Branding

DTPS and Sponsor Team evaluated service for quality assurance

Riverbed Marketing,

Flash Marketing

(appointed by sponsor) (appointed by sponsor)

Media and Marketing

DTPS and Sponsor Team evaluated service for quality assurance

Osum

(appointed by sponsor)

Videography

DTPS and Sponsor Team evaluated service for quality assurance

Exhibitionist

(appointed by sponsor)

Exhibition Stand Build

DTPS and Sponsor Team evaluated service for quality assurance

Exhibitionist

(appointed by sponsor)

Media Centre

DTPS and Sponsor Team evaluated service for quality assurance

Marketing 2the Max

(appointed by sponsor)

Leader Space Build

DTPS and Sponsor Team evaluated service for quality assurance

GL-Events

(appointed by sponsor)

Registration Space Build

DTPS and Sponsor Team evaluated service for quality assurance

Avis

(appointed by sponsors)

Ministerial & VIP Transport

Evaluation and monitoring done via contractual obligations.

Syavaya

(appointed by sponsors)

Delegate Transport

DTPS and Sponsor Team evaluated service for quality assurance

SAPS (partner department for provision of security)

Security

Evaluation and monitoring done via contractual obligations.

Gearhouse

(appointed by sponsor)

Audio Visual

DTPS and Sponsor Team evaluated service for quality assurance

SITA appointed service providers

IT Services

IT Team evaluated service for quality assurance

Honey Comb, Fun and Class Relations

(appointed services by DTPS)

SMME Support

DTPS Team evaluated service for quality assurance

Misoso Trading Enterprise

(appointed by sponsor)

Uniform

Evaluation and monitoring done via contractual obligations.

SABC

(appointed by sponsor)

Broadcasting and Video-on-Demand

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

Sithelo Events, BGD Consulting

(appointed by sponsor)

Recruitment of Local Staff and Ushers

Evaluation and monitoring done via contractual obligations.

SkyNet

(DTPS appointed service provider through the Government Transactional contract)

Freight Services for ITU shipment

DTPS Team evaluated services as per contractual obligations.

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

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

(a) N/A

(b) N/A

(i) The measures above were implemented.

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

 

Approve/Not Approved

Ms S Ndabeni - Abrahams

MINISTER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS & POSTAL SERVICES

DATE: 03/12/2018

03 December 2018 - NW3545

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

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

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department that:

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

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

(i) Pre-event Missions:

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

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

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

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

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

Pre-event Missions:

 

NAME

POSITION

 

Mr Drew Donovan

Head, Safety and Security Division, ITU

 

Mr Julien Smith

Event Technical Production Manager, ITU Telecom

 

Mr Shahid Merchant

Systems Analyst, ITU

The Telecom World event in Durban:

 

NAME

POSITION

1

Mr Houlin ZHAO

Secretary- General

2

Mr Malcolm JOHNSON

Deputy Secretary-General

3

Mr Francois RANCY

Director, ITU Radiocommunication Bureau

4

Mr Brahima SANOU

Director, ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau

5

Mr Chaesub LEE

Director, ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

6

Mr Feibo XIE

Special Adviser to the Secretary-General

7

Ms Morag SALE

Administrative Officer to SG

8

Ms Sophie GUERRAZ

Administrative Assistant to DSG

9

Ms Sonia PANOUSSOPOULOS

Administrative Assistant (to BR Director)

10

Ms Mairéad MAGUIRE

Senior Administrative Assistant (to BDT Director)

11

Ms Lia JENKINS

Administrative Assistant (to TSB Director)

12

Mr Xin LIU

Executive Manager, ITU Telecom

13

Ms Yong LI

Administrative Assistant

14

Ms Jane RATCLIFFE

Head, Planning and Strategic Relationships Service

15

Ms Negar TAKESH

Head, Marketing Communications Service

16

Mr Theo TUNGA

Head, Operations Service

17

Mr Jose Maria DIAZ BATANERO

Strategy and Policy Coordinator

18

Mr Attila HORVATH

Programme Officer

19

Ms Enrica FERRARO

Programme Officer

20

Mr Miroslav SUZARA

SME Pogramme Officer

21

Ms Jeoung-Hee KIM

ICT Analyst

22

Ms Alessandra CICCOLELLA

Intern

23

Ms Maria Clea ANTONELLI

Interpretation Coordinator

24

Ms Patricia BENOIT-GUYOT

Head, Protocol & Special Events Division

25

Mr Drew DONOVAN

Head, Security and Safety Division

26

Mr Evenor VALDIVIA ZELAYA

Senior Data Analyst

27

Ms Deboleena MAMJUMDAR

Registration Services Officer

28

Mr Nagui COLTA

Registration Services Support

29

Mr Florent COMMENOZ

Programme Officer

30

Ms Robin ZURCHER

Junior Programme Officer

31

Mr Naroumba KOUROUMA

Conference and Meeting Room Assistant

32

Ms Ledia ARIZA

Programme Officer

33

Ms Lise MONTVERNAY

Graphic Designer

34

Ms Kathryn CARRARA

Content Creator

35

Ms Sarah MAUNDER

Programme Services Officer

36

Mr Jie HUANG

Web & Data Officer

37

Mr Gil VANDERKLUYSEN

Web Developer

38

Mr Chee Kong CHONG

Operation Manager

39

Mr Julien SMITH

Event Technical Production Manager

40

Ms Isabelle LUCAS

Conference Coordinator

41

Mr Baptiste PROST

Programme Assistant

42

Mr Cyrille ROUSSEL

Assistant Conferences Organization

43

Ms Jennifer CHALK

Programme Services Officer

44

Ms Tutu ISMAYILOVA

Programme Officer

45

Ms Chen ZHU

Junior Programme Officer

46

Mr Sangwon LEE

Programme Officer

47

Mr Rahul JHA

Junior Programme Officer

48

Mr Ahmed RIAD

Programme Officer

49

Ms Ilaha RZAYEVA

Junior Programme Officer

50

Mr Maximili JACOBSON-GONZALEZ

Senior Communications Officer

51

Mr Daniel WOLDU

Official ITU Photographer

52

Mr Fernando NEDA CASTRO

Media Relations Assistant

53

Ms Winnie NICOLAS-JOMARD

Finance Coordinator

54

Mr Jean-Claude DUFOUR

Accounting Assistant

55

Mr Shahid MERCHANT

Applications Systems Analyst

56

Mr Ranil BANDARANAYAKE

Supervisor Conference IT Service

57

Mr Maxim ALIU

Network/Server Engineer

58

Mr Olivier TROLLIET

Security, Data Protection and Compliance Officer

59

Mr Tounssi HADJRI

CRM Business Analyst

3. (a)+(b) No.

 

Approved / not approved

Ms S Ndabeni - Abrahams

MINISTER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS & POSTAL SERVICES

DATE: 03/12/2018

03 December 2018 - NW3703

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

What (a) number of (i) embassies (ii) high commissions and (iii) consulates does the Government have, (b) is the (i) location of (ii) staff contingent of and (iii) latest annual budget for each embassy, high commission and consulate?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is provided in my reply to question 875. The reply referred to is attached for ease of reference.

 

03 December 2018 - NW3469

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

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

Reply:

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

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

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

END.

03 December 2018 - NW3536

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

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

Reply:

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

(2)(a)(i)

(aa) R310 689.89,

(bb) R327 777.82,

(cc) R327 826.85,

(ii) R344 846.22.

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

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

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

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

(3) (a) 1547m² and 30 parking bays,

(b) The rental paid is for:

1340m² : Office Space,

207m² : Holding Cells, and

30 parking bays.

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

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

03 December 2018 - NW3085

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

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

Reply:

 

a) Water Board

b) Amount owed

c) Settlement date

Lepelle Northern Water

56 524 077.57

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

Sedibeng Water

47 480 793.52

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

Magalies Water

1 596 839.49

The payment will be processed by the 23 November 2018

Amatola Water

34 005 782.83

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

Rand Water

3 334 379.19

The payment will be processed by the 30 November 2018

Bloem Water

90 379 827.38

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

Total

233 321 699.98

 

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03 December 2018 - NW3552

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McGluwa, Mr H to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

(a)What number of meetings did each chapter of the national information and communication technology forum have since 1 September 2016, (b) on what date was each meeting held, (c) what was the agenda of each meeting and (d) did each meeting quorate?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows:

(a) The number of meetings held by each chapter of the National Information and Technology Forum since 1 September 2016 are as follows:

Social Chamber – Two (2)

Economic Chamber – One (1)

Governance and Security Chamber – three (3)

ICTs and Disability Chamber – One (1)

b) The meetings were held on the following dates

Social Chamber – 9 September 2016 and on 23 March 2017.

Economic Chamber – 27 February 2017.

Governance and Security Chamber – 11 November 2016, 7 April 2017 and 12 December 2017.

ICTs and Disability Chamber – 22 November 2017

c) The agenda of each meeting is outlined below:

Social Chamber

09 September 2016 – Update by the Policy Head of the chamber

The Visual Networking Index Country Readiness Report

Report from e-Health Working Group

Report from e-Education Working Group

Report from the e-Agriculture Working group

Report form the e-Justice Working Group

23 March 2017 – Report from e-Education Working Group

Report from the e-Health Working Group

National e-Government Strategy and Road Map

Report from the e-Justice Working Group

Economic Chamber

27 February 2017 – Five Year Plan for ICT SMME Working Group

Five Year Plan for the ICT Skills Working Group

Five Year Plan for the Industrialization Working Group

Five Year Plan for the ICT and Postal Services Working

Group

Governance and Security Chamber

11 November 2016 – Feedback from Cybersecurity Working Group

Feedback from Internet Governance Working Group

Feedback from e-Commerce Working Group

07 April 2017 – Feedback from the National ICT Forum

Feedback from the e-Commerce Working Group

Feedback from the Cybersecurity Working Group

Feedback from the Internet Security Working Group

12 December 2017 – Review of 2017 Activities from the Working Groups

Strategy for 2018 and beyond

ICTs and Disability Chamber

22 November 2017 – Feedback from the National ICT Forum

Input into the ICT White Paper Policy

Report from the Education Sub-committee

Report from the Procurement Sub-Committee

Nomination of Deputy Chairperson of the chamber

d) Yes, the meetings did quorate.

 

Approved / not approved

 

Ms S Ndabeni - Abrahams

MINISTER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS & POSTAL SERVICES

DATE: 03/12/2018

03 December 2018 - NW3543

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

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

Reply:

I have been informed by. zaDNA as follows:

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

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

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

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

Approved/ not approved

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MS. S NDABENI - ABRAHAMS

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE: 03/12/2018

03 December 2018 - NW3657

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)With reference to her reply to question 2961 on 16 November 2018, what are the details of the response received on 26 June 2017; (2) will she provide Mr M Tshwaku with a copy of the response; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, on what date will she provide the copy?

Reply:

Correspondence on the response referred to in this parliamentary Question was received from the Executive Authority of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS). Therefore, the DWS Executive Authority is in a better position to prove a copy of this correspondence to the Honourable Member.

03 December 2018 - NW3077

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Works

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

Reply:

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

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

03 December 2018 - NW3400

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

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

Reply:

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

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

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

 

03 December 2018 - NW3438

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister of Communications

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

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

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

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Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

 

03 December 2018 - NW3090

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

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

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows: 

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

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

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

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW3208

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Communications

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

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

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

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

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

 

03 December 2018 - NW3544

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

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

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department that:

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

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

b) The shortfall was paid by the Department to:

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

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

 

Approved / not approved

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Ms S Ndabeni - Abrahams

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE: 03/12/2018

03 December 2018 - NW3307

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

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

Reply:

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

03 December 2018 - NW3551

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

What are the details of (a) the employee who received the R18,940,000.00 arbitration award as a virement in Programme 5, (b) the programme that the specified employee is employed in, (c) the grounds on which the arbitration award was made and (d) the reasons the award was made from the Universal Service Access Fund?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows:

(a) No employee of the Department received an arbitration award of R18,940,000.00 or of any sort.

(b) – (d) Not applicable.

 

Approved / not approved

Ms S Ndabeni - Abrahams

MINISTER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS & POSTAL SERVICES

DATE: 03/12/2018

03 December 2018 - NW3137

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

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

Reply:

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

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

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

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

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

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03 December 2018 - NW3617

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) What strategy is in place to rehabilitate the (i) Vaal Dam and (ii) Vaal River, (b) what will be the cost of rehabilitation in each case and (c) by what date is the rehabilitation envisaged to be completed in each case?

Reply:

a) Currently the Department does not have a river rehabilitation programme for the Vaal Dam and the Vaal River; however we have the following programmes that are aimed at managing the quality of water as follows:

  • River ecosystatus monitoring programme to determine the status of the river health with the following objectives:
  • Measure, assess and report on the ecological state of aquatic ecosystems (river health data);
  • Detect and report on spatial and temporal trends;
  • Identify and report on emerging problems regarding aquatic ecosystems;
  • Ensure that reports provide scientifically and managerially relevant information.
  • Six (6) rivers are monitored in the Upper Vaal
  • Six (6) rivers also monitored in the Middle Vaal Water Management Area; namely the Vaal, Renoster, Vals, Vet and Sand Rivers. This monitoring is done on a quarterly basis.
  • Two (2) rivers (Harts and Lower Vaal) are monitored in the Lower Vaal.
  • Surface water monitoring programme to determine the quality of surface water. The programme analyses chemical and microbiological variables. 28 surface monitoring points monitored in the Middle Vaal Water Management Area, of which six (6) points are on the Vaal River mainstream, four (4) on the Renoster River, three (3) on the Vals River, five (5) on the Schoonspruit, five (5) on the Sand and five (5) on the Vet Rivers.
  • Resource Quality Objectives (RQOs) are used to determine compliance.
  • Surface water quality samples taken are analyzed at an internal laboratory which is not accredited, therefore the results cannot be used for prosecution purposes but only for audit purposes.
  • This sampling is taking place twice a year.
  • Water use license authorisation process to ensure that water users comply with the water quality standards.
  • Routine inspections on various water users (agriculture, industries, mines, local government) and implementation of enforcement action to ensure compliance with water use license conditions
  • Infrastructure development, operation and maintenance with the following objectives:
  • Minimise the pollution of water resources;
  • Improve operation and maintenance of the waste water infrastructure;
  • Reduce sewage spillages;
  • Improve the capacity and quality of the waste water infrastructure.

b) Falls away.

c) Falls away.

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03 December 2018 - NW3549

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

With reference to his reply to question 678 on 27 March 2018, what is the (a) status of the legal challenge lodged by former Deputy DG, Mr Gift Buthelezi, against his dismissal and (b) total amount spent by his department in defence of the challenge to date.

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows:

a) Mr Buthelezi lost his case with the arbitration process at the GPSSBC and is now challenging the outcome of the arbitration in the Labour Court. Legal counsel was appointed to defend the case of the Department.

b) Total amount paid toward legal cost is R791,283.90

 

Approved / not approved

Ms S Ndabeni - Abrahams

MINISTER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS & POSTAL SERVICES

DATE: 03/12/2018

03 December 2018 - NW3223

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Lotriet, Dr A to ask the Minister of Health

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

Reply:

The following tables reflect the details in this regard

 

Infant Mortality Rate

 

Hospital

Financial Year

   

2015-16

2016/17

2017/18

 

(i) Edenval Hospital

7.4

10.3

9.8

 

(ii) Tembisa Hospital

7.1

8.4

9.5

 

(iii) Tambo Memorial Hospital

3.4

3.3

3.6

 

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

Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital

18.4

21.2

20.5

 

(v) Germiston) Hospital not existing, substituted with

Bertha Gxowa Hospital

9.1

12.9

9.4

Source: DHIS extracted 09 November 2018

 

Child Mortality Rate

 

Hospital

Financial Year

   

2015-16

2016/17

2017/18

 

(i) Edenval Hospital

5.1

8.9

8.9

 

(ii) Tembisa Hospital

5.2

6.5

7.7

 

(iii) Tambo Memorial Hospital

2.0

2.0

4.1

 

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

Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital

12.0

12.4

14.5

 

(v) Germiston) Hospital not existing, substituted with

Bertha Gxowa Hospital

6.4

9.0

5.7

Source: DHIS extracted 09 November 2018

 

Maternal Mortality Rate

 

Hospital

Financial Year

   

2015-16

2016/17

2017/18

 

(i) Edenval Hospital

24.9

152.6

95.1

 

(ii) Tembisa Hospital

173.4

185.2

127.1

 

(iii) Tambo Memorial Hospital

82.2

185.2

128.1

 

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

Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital

269.5

181.1

238.7

 

(v) Germiston) Hospital not existing, substituted with

Bertha Gxowa Hospital

82.5

90.5

32.9

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

 

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

Financial Year

   

2015-16

2016/17

2017/18

 

Infant Mortality

6.7

6.3

7.0

 

Child Mortality

4.8

4.4

4.7

 

Maternal Mortality

115.6

111.5

106.4

Source: DHIS extracted 09 November 2018

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