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08 July 2022 - NW1900

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

(a) What remedial assistance will be provided to beneficiaries of the Breaking New Ground houses that were destroyed during the KwaZulu-Natal floods and (b) on what date is it envisaged that such assistance will be provided?

Reply:

In terms of the provisions of the Constitution, policy, and legislation, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Human Settlements (KZNDHS) is responsible for the planning and implementation of housing and human settlements programmes in the KwaZulu-Natal Province. This includes the Human Settlements Emergency Housing Programme. The Province has advised that they have commenced with the construction of Temporary Residential Units (TRUs) for households whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by the floods which occurred during the course of April 2022. The households are currently being accommodated and housed with neighbours and/or in halls and/or churches and/or tents.

The Department is planning in the immediate future to construct approximately one thousand eight hundred and ten (1810) temporary residential units. One hundred and eight (108) temporary residential units (TRUs) have been completed for families affected by floods in various District Municipalities including eThekwini Metro.

The target is to complete all the 1810 Temporary Residential Areas (TRAs) within a period of three months (May to July 2022), however, it should be noted that the set timeframes will depend on a number of operational and technical variables which include obtaining suitable land for displaced families, the necessary planning and environmental approvals, availability of materials to construct the temporary residential units (TRUs) and so on.

KwaZulu-Natal Department of Human Settlements in conjunction with eThekwini and the National Department of Human Settlements developed a long-term or permanent solution to assist flood victims. To date, a total of 199 Serviced Sites located within eThekwini Metro have been identified and a verification process, as well as site visits, have been completed. A total of 65 sites have been identified as developable and will be suitable for development as a permanent solution. The 65 sites vary in size, ranging from 300sqm-2800sqm, therefore more than one unit can be constructed. The Department also identified various land parcels to provide permanent accommodation.

 

08 July 2022 - NW700

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Breytenbach, Adv G to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

In light of the fact that several courts in Limpopo have been without functional court recording equipment since August 2021 and without closed-circuit television systems since March 2021, and in view of the fact that there are no service contracts in place for the equipment, what measures has he and/or his department put in place to address the untenable situation?

Reply:

A Service Provider has been appointed for a period of twelve (12) months whilst awaiting the finalisation of the procurement of a solution for Maintenance and Support Services thereof. The Maintenance and Support Services include support for both the Court Recording Technology (CRT) systems and SOS systems. The process of dealing with all backlogs technical repair, as logged, has commenced in February 2022. The biggest challenge in resolving logged calls was the replacement of the hardware (e.g. Microphones, etc.) which comprised about 80% of the calls. The hardware could only be obtained via a Service Provider accredited for the solution and the hardware. These calls are currently being dealt with as part of the twelve (12) months contract.

Concurrent to this, the Department has already started with the procurement process to appoint a service provider to deliver the support and maintenance for CRT and SOS systems over a period of three (3) years. At the date of responding to this question, this process has progressed quite significantly, with the procurement process expected to be finalised by the end of June 2022 (barring any delays in the process, i.e. Constitutional Court Judgement re procurement, etc.) Implementation of this process is being monitored on a weekly basis by the relevant senior manager, supported by a Task Team monitoring High Priority procurements.

The Department currently has 11 courts equipped with Security CCTV Systems in the Limpopo Province. The contract of the Service Provider appointed in December 2020 expired in January 2022 and a new Service Provider, Morobisi Technologies, was appointed in April 2022 to maintain, monitor and repair the CCTV Systems. Service Points (Courts) without Security CCTV Systems are physically monitored by the Outsourced Guardian Services as contracted by the Department.

08 July 2022 - NW1585

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Hinana, Mr N to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) entities reporting to him concluded any commercial contracts with (i) the government of the Russian Federation and/or (ii) any other entity based in the Russian Federation since 1 April 2017; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, for each commercial contract, what are the (aa) relevant details, (bb) values, (cc) time frames, (dd) goods contracted and (ee) reasons that the goods could not be contracted in the Republic?

Reply:

(a) and (b) (i) - (ii) The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, National Prosecuting Authority, Legal Aid South Africa and Special Investigating Unit have neither entered into nor concluded any commercial contracts with government of the Russian Federation and/or any entity based in the Russian Federation since 01 April 2017 to date. Neither, Department of Correctional Services and Office of the Chief Justice concluded with the Government of the Russian Federation from 1 April 2017 to date.

(aa), (bb), (cc), (dd) and (ee) Not applicable.

07 July 2022 - NW2138

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Horn, Mr W to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(a) On what date did the Department of Justice last produce an uptodate (i) report on the state of all court buildings and (ii) assessment on the maintenance needs of each and every one of the buildings and (b) what is his plan to ensure that maintenance work, which falls outside the scope of day to day maintenance, is scheduled and undertaken in respect of each of the buildings in a timely manner?

Reply:

a) The Government Immovable Asset Management Act (GIAMA) No. 19 of 2007 requires each User of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ&CD) to develop a User Asset Management Plan (UAMP). GIAMA entrenches a rigorous and planned approach to the provisioning of accommodation and maintenance requirements aligned to MTEF cycles. The UAMP is a systematic process which allows for the acquisition, refurbishment, maintenance and operation of immovable assets in a cost-effective manner. The UAMP is accompanied by a condition assessment report of all immovable assets. The condition assessment is valid for a period of five (5) years, and it further outlines the budget required to acquire new accommodation and maintain the existing assets. On an annual basis, the templates to the UAMP are updated and submitted to both the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) for implementation, and National Treasury for funding allocation. The DoJ&CD is due to commission a new UAMP in 2022/2023 that will be valid for the next five (5) years.

  1. In 2017, DoJ&CD commissioned a team of professional built environment consultants (engineers, architects and quantity surveyors) to develop the 2017/2018 UAMP. The Plan gives a state of each building and the cost required to maintain and keep the asset in habitable and acceptable standards to occupational health and safety.
  2. The UAMP has condition assessment report for each building which is captured in numerous templates and stipulate the maintenance needs and estimated costs.

b) The UAMP templates are submitted annually to the Custodian of government immovable assets, which is DPWI. A three (3) years planned maintenance plan is developed out of the UAMP, and this maintenance plan gets funded and executed by DPWI on behalf of the User. This is as per GIAMA. The projects are scheduled and prioritised according to their condition assessment ranking and the availability of budget. Through different forums (Ministerial meetings, Director-General’s meetings and Joint Task Team meetings), DPWI provide progress reports on each asset that has been prioritised for maintenance in that particular financial year. The Regional Offices of DoJ&CD assist with project management of these projects. Due to budget constraints and minimal technical capability within DPWI and DoJ&CD, some of the planned maintenance projects tend to lack behind and end up not being delivered in timeously. The Department is exploring different service delivery vehicles that will assist with the execution of planned maintenance backlog and not rely only on DPWI to execute the projects.

END

07 July 2022 - NW2125

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Breytenbach, Adv G to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

In light of the fact that the Waterval Magistrates’ Court in the Makhado Local Municipality in Limpopo has been non-functional since 2019 due to a complete lack of telephones, what measures have been put in place to rectify the situation?

Reply:

I have been informed by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ&CD) that the PABX-system was installed by ITEC through a Departmental contract on 2 November 2018. At the expiry of the contract, the license was not renewed, and it started malfunctioning in August 2019.

In April 2021, Brilliantel Communications was appointed to supply and install PABX systems (including 3 years’ maintenance and support) in all the DoJ&CD sites, including all the courts.

Calls were logged from April 2021, and subsequently Brilliantel Communications visited the site on 7 February 2022. The service provider advised that the system is dead and needs replacement. This is one of the sites affected by contract management issues, i.e. affected by lapsed contracts.

In addressing the problem, the site has been scheduled for the installation of new PABX-system by 6 June 2022. I have been informed that the PABX-system was installed at the relevant court on 2 June 2022.

Whilst the Department was waiting for the new PABX-system to be installed as scheduled, and to minimize the impact of non-functional phones onsite, the Head of Office and all Magistrates, Court Manager as well as the Domestic Violence/Harassment Clerks applied for cellphone allowance and were approved to participate in the cellphone allowance policy.

END

07 July 2022 - NW2307

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Breytenbach, Adv G to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Since April 2022, what steps has he taken to rectify the most egregious of the myriad of faults at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), such as a roof that has been leaking for years, an air-conditioning system that has been dysfunctional since 2014, an elevator that has been dysfunctional for four years or more, a very valuable library collection housed in an area that is not fireproof and an important court subjected to load-shedding, which were observed when the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services paid an oversight visit to the SCA on 22 April 2022?

Reply:

Leaking roof:

There is a plan to replace the leaking roof and the project is currently in the planning phase.

Air-conditioning

There is a terms contract in place with DPWI that covers for the repair and service of HVAC system which commenced on the 1st April 2021 and due to expire in April 2023.

However, due to the fact that the system is very old, the HVAC system has to a history of continuous breakdown with recommendations that the system be replaced due to lack of availability of spares as the system is too old. The system was repaired in numerous occasions without any lasting solutions. There is a plan to replace HVAC system and the project is currently in the planning phase.

On the 12 May 2022 the commissioned engineers conducted a conditional assessment of the HVAC system. Taking into consideration the planning and the procurement processes that are still to ensure, it is anticipated that the contractor for the replacement maintained through the existing term contract until it is replaced.

The Elevator

a) Both the elevator and the lift shaft are back in service since 28 April 2022.

b) The sump pumps in the lift shaft were fixed on 28 April 2022.

c) The supplier is currently finalising the fixing of the pipes under the basement parking areas and is scheduled to complete the repairs fully by 30 June 2022.

Fireproof in library

The possible risk of fire, the fire suppression gas system is operational and serviced. The fire extinguishers were serviced on the 20 April 2022.

Load shedding

The Office of the Chief Justice has received confirmation from the electricity service provider, Centlec that the Supreme Court of Appeal has been taken off the load shedding schedule during official working hours. The court has experienced load shedding on a few occasions during May 2022 and these were all after 17: 00. A generator is available and fully functional at the court.

END

06 July 2022 - NW2083

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

What (a) total amount in Rand has been spent every month on (i) catering (ii) entertainment (iii) accommodation (iv) domestic flights and (v) international flights for (aa) her (bb) the Deputy Minister and (cc) officials of her department in the (aaa) past three financial years and (bbb) since 1 April 2022 and (b) were the reasons for such expenditure in each case?

Reply:

a) (i) (aa) and (bb) Catering: Ministry

Month

(aaa) 2019-2020

financial year

(aaa) 2020-2021

financial year

(aaa) 2021-2022

financial year

(bbb) Since 1 April 2022 to date

 

(i) Catering

(i) Catering

(i) Catering

(i) Catering

April

10 403.08

-

To be audited

To be audited

May

-

7 355.00

   

June

49 061.46

-

   

July

-

-

   

August

1 640.00

-

   

September

-

-

   

October

-

9 652.55

   

November

-

-

   

December

-

1 000.00

   

January

-

-

   

February

7 152.15

21 992.50

   

March

3 485.00

42 974.86

   

Total

71 741.69

82 974.91

   

(a) (i)(cc) Catering: Officials in the department

Month

(aaa) 2019-2020

financial year

(aaa) 2020-2021

financial year

(aaa) 2021-2022

financial year

(bbb) Since 1 April 2022 to date

 

(i) Catering

(i) Catering

(i) Catering

(i) Catering

April

166 628.05

60 716.50

Still to be audited

Still to be audited

May

329 146.80

90 093.05

   

June

38 645.23

3 156.20

   

July

531 471.80

10 000.00

   

August

207 516.40

1 744.50

   

September

305 755.20

461 903.00

   

October

113 323.50

608 559.60

   

November

440 785.25

554 512.04

   

December

571 318.90

292 207.70

   

January

217 514.70

19 950.00

   

February

113 473.40

70 977.60

   

March

1 242 868.70

705 752.28

   

Total

4 278 447.93

2 879 572.47

   

a) (ii) (aa) and (bb) Entertainment: Ministry

Month

(aaa) 2019-2020

financial year

(aaa) 2020-2021

financial year

(aaa) 2021-2022

financial year

(bbb) Since 1 April 2022 to date

 

(ii) Entertainment

(ii) Entertainment

(ii) Entertainment

(ii) Entertainment

April

1 500.00

-

Still to be audited

Still to be audited

May

-

-

   

June

-

-

   

July

480.67

-

   

August

-

-

   

September

-

-

   

October

-

2 915.50

   

November

-

5 425.50

   

December

-

-

   

January

-

-

   

February

-

-

   

March

-

-

   

Total

2 030.67

18 298.50

   

(a) (ii)(cc) Entertainment: Officials in the department

Month

(aaa) 2019-2020

financial year

(aaa) 2020-2021

financial year

(aaa) 2021-2022

financial year

(bbb) Since 1 April 2022 to date

 

(ii) Entertainment:

(ii) Entertainment:

(ii) Entertainment:

(ii) Entertainment:

April

15 975.11

-

Still to be audited

Still to be audited

May

724.00

-

   

June

-

-

   

July

-

-

   

August

-

4 475.00

   

September

9 500.00

113 490.00

   

October

-

-

   

November

-

69 413.00

   

December

-

-

   

January

9 000.00

-

   

February

61 000.00

-

   

March

135 250.00

79 920.00

   

Total

232 349.11

267 298.00

   

a) (iii) (aa) and (bb) Accommodation: Ministry

Month

(aaa) 2019-2020

financial year

(aaa) 2020-2021

financial year

(aaa) 2021-2022

financial year

(bbb) Since 1 April 2022 to date

 

(iii) Accommodation

(iii) Accommodation

(iii) Accommodation

(iii) Accommodation

April

30 496.28

-

Still to be audited

Still to be audited

May

4 046.58

19 624.84

   

June

21 726.49

3 007.50

   

July

108 329.56

-

   

August

61 477.86

7592.50

   

September

99 843.71

1 592.50

   

October

109 581.67

-

   

November

8 295.18

27 723.70

   

December

21 949.88

12 207.50

   

January

89 948.01

-

   

February

76 976.65

-

   

March

179 212.91

13 234.50

   

Total

811 884.78

84 983.04

   

(a) (iii) (cc) Accommodation: Officials in the department

Month

(aaa) 2019-2020

financial year

(aaa) 2020-2021

financial year

(aaa) 2021-2022

financial year

(bbb) Since 1 April 2022 to date

 

(iii) Accommodation:

(iii) Accommodation

(iii) Accommodation

(iii) Accommodation

April

1 290 765.20

10 077.77

Still to be audited

Still to be audited

May

643 079.51

374 319.26

   

June

573 968.41

32 960.77

   

July

709 894.08

3 747.50

   

August

1 165 472.22

23 987.45

   

September

1 303 342.65

83 027.31

   

October

1 129 517.76

385 179.59

   

November

833 461.78

362 128.25

   

December

705 196.07

483 663.91

   

January

573 528.18

61 405.40

   

February

793 454.91

195 888.39

   

March

1 019 777.87

458 150.59

   

Total

10 741 458.64

2 474 536.19

   

a) (iv) (aa) and (bb) Domestic flights: Ministry

Month

(aaa) 2019-2020

financial year

(aaa) 2020-2021

financial year

(aaa) 2021-2022

financial year

(bbb) Since 1 April 2022 to date

 

(iv) Domestic flights

(iv) Domestic flights

(iv) Domestic flights

(iv) Domestic flights

April

126 761.27

-

Still to be audited

Still to be audited

May

70 736.28

80 286.92

   

June

63 177.10

74 939.45

   

July

163 780.20

12 212.92

   

August

109 375.16

-

   

September

88 203.84

-

   

October

117 854.14

-

   

November

121 741.23

28 116.34

   

December

137 332.22

5 163.21

   

January

111 676.23

-

   

February

50 346.40

45 795.97

   

March

63 599.40

27 658.09

   

Total

1 224 583.47

274 172.90

   

a) (iv)(cc) Domestic Flights: Officials

Month

(aaa) 2019-2020

financial year

(aaa) 2020-2021

financial year

(aaa) 2021-2022

financial year

(bbb) Since 1 April 2022 to date

 

(iv)Domestic Flights

(iv)Domestic Flights

(iv)Domestic Flights

(iv)Domestic Flights

April

117 6905.81

-

Still to be audited

Still to be audited

May

926 238.49

517 864.81

   

June

822 139.92

167 187.14

   

July

1 192 714.26

12 212.92

   

August

1 569 268.82

2 426.46

   

September

1 713 913.55

122 570.92

   

October

1 903 064.12

420 226.45

   

November

1 592 496.77

697 071.61

   

December

1 336 801.79

174 357.96

   

January

663 784.35

-

   

February

1 187 906.52

471 265.49

   

March

1 488 086.33

424 268.28

   

Total

15 573 320.73

3 009 452.04

   

(a) (v) (aa) (bb) International flights: Ministry

Month

(aaa) 2019-2020

financial year

(aaa) 2020-2021

financial year

(aaa) 2021-2022

financial year

(bbb) Since 1 April 2022 to date

 

(v) International flights

(v) International flights

(v) International flights

(v) International flights

April

192.67

-

To be audited

To be audited

May

-

-

   

June

-

-

   

July

-

-

   

August

68 279.93

-

   

September

150 035.79

-

   

October

-

-

   

November

132 723.86

-

   

December

61 484.93

-

   

January

218 689.65

-

   

February

70 610.43

-

   

March

197 574.79

-

   

Total

899592.05

-

   

a) (v) (cc) International Flights: Officials

Month

(aaa) 2019-2020

financial year

(aaa) 2020-2021

financial year

(aaa) 2021-2022

financial year

(bbb) Since 1 April 2022 to date

 

(v) International Flights

(v) International Flights

(v)International Flights

(v) International Flights

April

268 276.89

-

To be audited

To be audited

May

83 337.29

77 577.43

   

June

89 462.72

142 800.00

   

July

20 871.93

-

   

August

143 796.65

-

   

September

212 570.44

-

   

October

264 061.65

-

   

November

553 958.30

-

   

December

304 018.91

-

   

January

266 708.91

-

   

February

56 815.36

-

   

March

518 604.02

-

   

Total

2 782 483.07

220 377.43

   

b) All above expenses are related to the execution of official duties of the Minister, Deputy Minister and Officials of the Department.

06 July 2022 - NW2120

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Winkler, Ms HS to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What (i) projects are currently underway in terms of Programme 3: Destination Development, (ii) total amount is allocated to each project, (iii) is the nature of each project, (iv) are the timelines for each project and (v) are the names of the (aa) persons and (bb) contractors for each project and (b) how were the tenders for each project advertised?

Reply:

a) (i) (iii) (iv) The Honourable Member is referred to the presentations made to the Portfolio Committee on 1 March 2022 and 7 June 2022. These presentations contain a summary of all of the infrastructure projects that are currently underway in terms of Programme 3: Destination Development.

The Honorable Member is also referred to my response to Question 946 dated 18 March 2022 as asked by Honorable Mr. MSF de Freitas, which is included below for the Honourable Member’s convenience.

(ii) I am not able to reveal any amounts as this could jeopardize the current supply chain processes that are underway.

(a) (v) (aa and bb) I am unable to divulge the names of persons and contractors involved in the projects for two reasons:

  • In terms of the POPIA, the names of persons and contractors may not be provided without prior permission; and
  • According to established practise applicable to parliamentary questions and guidelines contained in the document titled, “Guide to Parliamentary Questions in the National Assembly”, Members of Parliament, including the Executive, are prohibited from divulging names of persons, bodies when asking or responding to parliamentary questions. The document referred to specifically states the following:

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

(b) How are tenders advertised?

All tenders are published on the relevant state organ’s website and on the etender website of National Treasury. http://www.etenders.gov.za

All suppliers must be registered on the Central Supplier Database of National Treasury in order to do business with government. http://www.csd.gov.za

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY:

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY:

Question Number: 946

Date of Publication: 18 March 2022

NA IQP Number: 11

Date of reply: Still to be tabled

Mr M S F de Freitas (DA) to ask the Minister of Tourism:

With reference to tourism infrastructure projects (a) in the past three financial years and (b) since 1 April 2021, (i) what total number of projects commenced, but were not completed in each specified month and/or period, (ii)(aa) what and (bb) where were the projects in each month and/or period, (iii)(aa) which projects did not have an environmental impact assessment undertaken and (bb) why not, in each case, and (iv) why were the projects not completed in each month and/or period? NW1189E

REPLY:

a) (1) 2018/19 Refer to Annual Performance Report 2018/19 page 46-51 https://www.tourism.gov.za/AboutNDT/Publications/Department%20of%20Tourism%20Annual%20Report%202018-2019.pdf

(2) 2019/20 Refer to Annual Performance Report 2019/20 page 47-54 https://www.tourism.gov.za/AboutNDT/Publications/Tourism%20Annual%20Report%202019-20.pdf

(3) 2020/21 refer to Annual Performance Report 2020/21 page 34-36

https://www.tourism.gov.za/AboutNDT/Publications/Tourism%20Annual%20Report%2020-21.pdf

b) Since April 2021 the following infrastructure projects are outlined in the Department’s 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan

1. Infrastructure maintenance programme implemented at 19 (nineteen) National Parks:

  1. EC Addo National Park
  2. EC Camdeboo
  3. EC Mountain Zebra
  4. WC Garden Route (Knysna, Wilderness)
  5. EC Tsitsikamma
  6. NC Karoo
  7. FS Golden Gate
  8. NW Marakele
  9. LP Mapungubwe
  10. NC Kgalagadi
  11. NC Augrabies
  12. NC Namakwa
  13. NC Richtersveld
  14. WC Agulhas
  15. WC Bontebok
  16. WC Table Mountain
  17. WC West Coast
  18. WC Tankwa-Karoo
  19. MP Kruger

2. Infrastructure maintenance programme implemented in one state owned asset in all nine Provinces.

Built Environment Professional Service Providers have been appointed and conditional assessments have been completed for sites recommended for inclusion in the provincial maintenance programme.

3. Support the Implementation of Thirty Community-based Tourism Projects:

  1. LP Matsila Lodge
  2. LP Phiphidi Waterfall
  3. LP The Oaks Lodge
  4. MP Mnisi Resort
  5. LP Ngove
  6. LP Tisane
  7. LP VhaTsonga
  8. FS QwaQwa Guest House
  9. FS Vredefort Dome
  10. FS Monotsha
  11. NW Manyane Lodge
  12. NW Lotlamoreng Dam
  13. NC Platfontein Lodge
  14. NC Kamiesburg
  15. KZN Muzi Pan
  16. EC Maluti Hiking Trail
  17. EC Mthonsi Lodge
  18. EC Qatywa Lodge
  19. EC Nyandeni Chalets
  20. EC Western Tembuland
  21. KZN Anton Lembede Museum eThekwini Municipality
  22. NC McGregor Museum
  23. KZN AmaHlubi Cultural Heritage
  24. NC & NW Sol Plaatjie Museum
  25. NW Lehurutshe Liberation Heritage Museum
  26. MP Numbi Gate
  27. LP Nandoni Dam
  28. LP Tshathogwe Game Farm
  29. LP Mtititi Game Farm
  30. LP Mapate Recreational Social Tourism Facility

(iii) (aa) and (bb) In 2021/22, built environment professionals were appointed for these projects and planning is being finalised, including the necessary planning approvals which would include EIA’s if and where applicable.

(iv) Final completions of projects can only be reported once the financial year has been concluded with an audit of all the project

06 July 2022 - NW2044

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Dyantyi, Mr QR to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(1)What total number of correctional centres in the Northern Cape provide education, skills and training to inmates; (2) How big are the classes, especially in larger correctional centres such as (a) Kimberley and (b) Upington; (3) What total number of juveniles (a) are attending and (b) are not attending such classes, particularly in Kimberley and Upington; (4) Whether he has found that there is adequate institutional support for such schools in terms of (a) classes, (b) stationery and (c) learning material; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) Whether there is a functional relationship between the schools and the Department of Basic Education in terms of support; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details

Reply:

  1. The following correctional centres in Northern Cape provide Education, Skills and Training to sentenced offenders:
  • Kimberley Correctional Centre female;
  • Tswelopele Correctional Centre;
  • Douglas Correctional Centre;
  • Upington Correctional Centre;
  • Kuruman Correctional Centre and
  • Colesburg Correctional Centre offering only skills training.

2. (a) Kimberley and (b) Upington;

The classes are big enough to accommodate the number of learners registered for skills training and also big enough to accommodate female offenders to be taught (4 Classes), AET Level 1-4.

Tswelopele Correctional Centre – There are 08 classes in total and are not sufficient to accommodate AET Level 1-4 and FET (Grades 10-12). Thus, the AET classes rotate eg. AET L3 and L4 go to school on certain days such as Monday and Tuesday and may not go to school on Wednesday and Thursday to make space for Grade 10 -12.

Douglas Correctional Centre – The Classes are extremely small, not big enough to accommodate the total number registered and the Centre is using the platoon system to cater for the needs of the learners.

Kuruman Correctional Centre - has 03 Classes - AET Level 1-3 & Senior Certificate.

Upington Correctional Centre – has 03 Classes - AET level: Pre-AET, Level 4 & Senior Certificate which can accommodate 05 leaners per class.

(3)(a &b)

Correctional Centre

  1. Number attending Formal Education Programmes
  1. Number not attending

Kimberley Correctional Centre

07

0

Douglas Correctional Centre

68

0

Upington Correctional Centre

All juveniles transferred to Douglas Correctional Centre

Kuruman Correctional Centre

10

0

(4)(a) Classes are insufficient at Tswelopele, Upington and Kuruman.

(4)(b & c) The Department is participating in contract RT17-2020 which includes the provision of Learner Teacher Support Material and the supply of School Stationery for the period 01 June 2021 to 31 May 2023. All material is purchased and distributed based on needs registered.

Funds for purchasing ICT equipment were made available to all full time schools (in 2020) and AET centres (in 2021) to advance e-learning.

(5) Yes, the Department has is a functional relationship with the Department of Basic Education and Department of Higher Education which can be outlined as follows:

  • There is an Implementation Protocol signed on 25 August 2020 between the Department of Higher Education and the Department of Correctional Services for matters that involve Adult Basic Education and Training and Technical Vocational Education and Training; and which remains in force for 3 years (till August 2023).
  • Further to this the DBE and DCS have a MOU that regulates the relationship with regard to DCS receiving Grade 12 results on an annual basis.
  • The DBE assists the DCS nationally with regard to providing training to Further Education and Training educators on invigilation, curriculum related intervention, school management system (SA-SAMS).
  • The DHET also assists with training of DCS educators on matters pertaining to the ABET curriculum and policy matters on the administration of examinations.
  • Tswelopele Secondary School - the Department of Basic Education in the Northern Cape provides support as follows:
  • In auditing the examination centres;
  • Providing relevant School Based Assessments
  • Monitoring of examinations;
  • Moderate educators portfolio’s and learners;
  • Provision of the necessary Curriculum to schools;
  • Provision of external examination question papers during exams;
  • Appointment of DCS Educators as markers, moderators etc;
  • Circuit Managers visit schools regularly to provide guidance and support;
  • DCS Educators attend District and Provincial Sessions on a quarterly basis.

END

06 July 2022 - NW2250

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Groenewald, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether, in light of the fact that in terms of section 24(1) of the Municipal Finance Management Act, Act 56 of 2003, municipal councils must consider approval of the annual budget at least 30 days before the start of the budget year, any municipalities failed to comply with the specified provision; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) which municipalities failed to comply and (b) what are the reasons for the non-compliance in each specified case;

Reply:

(a)(b) According to our records, 17 Municipalities have failed to table their 2022/23 MTREF budgets on time. They are listed below together with the explanation provided to the National Treasury.

a) Municipality

b) Reasons

Nelson Mandela Bay NMA

Council did not sit/non-compliance letter

Mangaung MAN

Council did not meet quorum

Kopanong FS162

Council did not sit/non-compliance letter

Dihlabeng FS192

Council did not sit/non-compliance letter

Nama Khoi NC062

Community Consultation was not concluded by 31 May

Khai-Ma NC067

Community Consultation was not concluded by 31 May

Namakwa DC6

Community Consultation was not concluded by 31 May

Ubuntu NC071

Financial System related challenges

Renosterberg NC075

Not having staff in the office due to non-payment

Thembelihle NC076

Community Consultation was not concluded by 31 May

Siyathemba NC077

Community Consultation was not concluded by 31 May

Siyancuma NC078

Financial System related challenges

Dawid Kruiper NC087

Financial System related challenges

Sol Plaatje NC091

Community Consultation was not concluded by 31 May due to late submission of the IDP

Phokwane NC094

Community Consultation was not concluded by 31 May

Bitou WC047

Bitou Municipality did not approve the budget process plan in August 2021. It was only approved in December 2021 and the strategic session was only held in March 2022 hence the request for extension to better align the budget with the IDP.

Laingsburg WC051

The Municipality failed to comply with the provisions of section 14(1) of the Municipal Budget and Reporting Regulations which states that an annual budget and supporting documentation tabled in a municipal council in terms of section 16(2) of the MFMA must be in a format in which it will eventually be approved by the Council. The reason for non-compliance with the submission of the budget in the prescribed format is because the financial system settings were not such that the budget schedules could be generated from the system.

The Honorable member will recall that the National Treasury as a routine, consolidate this information for all 257 Municipal, verify the information and formally table a consolidated report to this effect in Parliament annually. All the previous reports are hosted on the National Treasury’s website on the following link:

http://mfma.treasury.gov.za/Media_Releases/mbi/2020/2020MTREF/Pages/tablingdates2020.aspx

Once the formal process has been concluded for this cycle, the updated report will once again be tabled in Parliament.

Lastly, municipalities have until 30 June 2022 to formally adopt their 2022/23 MTREF budgets hence it may be premature for me to make a statement in this regard at this stage.

06 July 2022 - NW2330

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Finance

What is the current total amount of tax being levied annually for the sugar tax?

Reply:

In the revenue year 2021/22, the Health Promotion Levy (colloquially referred to as the sugar tax) contributed a total of R 2,259,832,000.00* in the revenue collections that were reported by the South African Revenue Service. The R 2,259,832,000.00* collected reflects R2, 182,323,000.00* in domestic levy and R77, 510,000.00* in an import levy. Overall the FY2021/22 collections represent a growth of 6.92% on the FY2020/21 collections of R2, 113,606,000.00 (R2, 046,177,000.00 domestic levy and R67, 429,000.00 in import levy).

* All figures for FY2021/22 are preliminary pending auditing processes.

06 July 2022 - NW1881

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Engelbrecht, Mr J to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What number of persons (a) were (i) released on parole since 01 March 2019 and (ii) in breach of parole conditions after being released since 01 March 2019 and (b) committed serious offences after being released on parole since 01 March 2019?

Reply:

(a)(i) The total number of parolees released on parole since 01 March 2019 is: 99 146

2019/2020

2020/2021

2021/2022

38 193

33 231

27 722

2019/2020

2020/2021

2021/2022

6 404

4 309

5 399

(ii) The total number of parolees in breach of parole conditions after being released since 01 March 2019 is: 16 112

This includes the actual numbers of all revocations such as reoffending, loss of support system, revocation of absconders, and violation of conditions.

(b) The total number of parolees who committed serious offences after being released on parole since 01 March 2019 is: 6 417

2019/2020

2020/2021

2021/2022

1 457

2 451

2 509

END.

06 July 2022 - NW863

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Gumbi, Mr HS to ask the Minister of Tourism

What total amount in Rand has been spent on (a) catering, (b) entertainment and (c) accommodation for (i) her, (ii) the Deputy Minister and (iii) officials of her department since 29 May 2019?

Reply:

What total amount in Rand has been spent on:

 

a|) Catering since 29 May 2019 – until 31 March 2021*

b) Entertainment since 29 May 2019-– until 31 March 2021*

c) Accommodation since 29 May 2019-– until 31 March 2021*

i) Minister

R 79 451.51

R 8 341.00

R 168 847.36

ii) Deputy Minister

R 98 984.71

R 10 438.17

R 597 072.93

iii) Officials in the department

R 6 681 088.58

R 482 948.00

R 11 020 937.57

*Spent from April 2021 -March 2022 is excluded as it is being audited and spent from April 202 until date still needs to be audited.

06 July 2022 - NW2436

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Wessels, Mr W to ask the Minister of Finance

Since the 1994-95 financial year up to the latest date for which information is available, what total (a) amounts were spent by the Government at national, provincial and local level on (i) general social grants, (ii) Social Relieve of Distress grants, (iii) school fee subsidies, (iv) tertiary support via the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, (v) subsidised and free electricity for those qualifying in terms of means test, (vi) subsidised and free water for those qualifying in terms of means test, (vii) other subsidised and free municipal services for those that qualify in terms of means test and (viii) subsidised and free housing and (b) number of individuals were reached and/or benefitted in each case?

Reply:

In the excel workbook attached, is the information requested. Kindly note that prior to 2015, classification of the social wage was at a high-level classification of Housing, Education, Health and Social Development. It is therefore not possible to provide the lower-level detail for the years prior.

In the workbook attached, the responses to Questions a, h and I are in the first tab, titled A, H and I. The responses to the rest of the questions are in the tabs titled B, C, D; and E, F, G (combined).

06 July 2022 - NW2426

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Mokgotho, Ms SM to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

On what date is it envisaged that the housing project of Phumelela in the Free State, will be completed by her department as they have been standing incomplete for a while without roofs and some with foundations only?

Reply:

The Free State Department of Human Settlements has completed the process of procuring a replacement contractor to complete the work in Thembelihle Ext 4 in Vrede. It is expected that the new contractor will be on site in or about July 2022.

06 July 2022 - NW2340

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to the South African pavilion at the Dubai World Expo that was held during the period 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, (a) what was the total (i) budget allocated and (ii) amount spent, (b) what were the objectives for the specified pavilion, (c)(i) what objectives were achieved and (ii) how were they measured and (d)(i) who were present and (ii) which departments were they from?

Reply:

The lead department for the South African Pavilion at the Dubai Expo was the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition. It is therefore suggested that the Honourable member redirect his question to the relevant Minister.

06 July 2022 - NW2119

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Winkler, Ms HS to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What total amount of funding was pledged from the Tourism Indaba held in KwaZulu Natal towards relief for floods, (b) who will administer the funds and (c) where will the funds be allocated?

Reply:

(a) The Minister is not aware of any funding pledge made at the Africa Travel Indaba. The Department stands ready to assist where possible as indicated by the Minister in support of tourism recovery efforts for both KZN and EC provinces regarding the recent floods. However, provinces will have to confirm the respective needs so as to avoid duplication of resources.

(b) Not applicable

(c) Not applicable

06 July 2022 - NW2437

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Wessels, Mr W to ask the Minister of Finance

Since the 1994-95 financial year up to the latest date for which information is available, what percentage of the total Governmental expenditure at national, provincial and local level was channeled to the (a) general social grants, (b) Social Relieve of Distress grants, (c) school fee subsidies, (d) tertiary support via the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, (e) subsidised and free electricity for those qualifying in terms of means test, (f) subsidised and free water for those qualifying in terms of means test, (g) other subsidised and free municipal services for those that qualify in terms of means test, (h) subsidised and free housing and (i) subsidised and free medical services?

Reply:

In the excel workbook attached as Annexure A, is the information requested. Kindly note that prior to 2015, classification of the social wage was at a high level classification of Housing, Education, Health and Social Development. It is therefore not possible to provide the lower level detail for the years prior.

In the workbook attached, the responses to Questions a, h and I are in the first tab, titled A, H and I. The responses to the rest of the questions are in the tabs titled B, C, D; and E, F, G (combined).

06 July 2022 - NW2045

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Dyantyi, Mr QR to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(1)Whether he has found that inmates in correctional centres in the Northern Cape who are pursuing higher education are getting the necessary support; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) Whether the skills development programmes for inmates are linked with the various technical, vocational education and training colleges and/or other learning institutions in the specified province; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) What total number of inmates have been given access to accredited skills programmes in the correctional centres in (a) Kimberley and (b) Upington; (4) Whether he has found that the specified correctional centres have enough sports and recreational facilities; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The Northern Cape consists of 13 Correctional Centres, support is provided to offenders who are pursuing higher education at the following centres:

  • Tswelopele Correctional Centre

Educators are assigned to register and assist students with the relevant institution in compliance with the approved DCS Formal Education policy including administrative assistance. Daily time slots are allocated to assist with queries relating to their studies.

Laptops are checked on a regular basis to ensure that students adhere to relevant guidelines. A total of forty (40) laptops are available at the Tswelopele Hub for students who pursue their studies.

All students in the Northern Cape with a need to use the laptops should thus be at Tswelopele Correctional Centre at Kimberley. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed with UNISA which guides interventions and services relating to education and related support. Data and a modem have been provided to students writing exams online.

  • Upington Correctional Centre:

DCS assists Offenders doing DHET Programmes with the following:

  1. All registration processes;
  2. Examination administration and arrangements;
  3. Submission of tasks, projects and assignments;
  4. Queries related to their studies; &
  5. Provision of tutorial letters and assignments.

2. Yes, all Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes are linked with the Department of Higher Education and Training. All TVET programmes are portable in that an offender can continue with their studies at any TVET College after release.

Skills development programs offered are linked to the funding requirements of the National Skills Fund (NSF) for service providers to give accredited training. Relationships exist between MERSETA and Northern Cape TVET College for accreditation for the Motor Mechanics workshop and to purchase the equipment in the Motor Mechanics workshop.

Tswelopele Correctional Centre is completely self-sufficient in terms of National Accredited Technical Education Diploma (NATED) programmes (N1-N6). There are lecturers and thus it is regarded as a TVET College. Northern Cape Urban TVET College assists Tswelopele Correctional Centre with examination support and moderation of learner portfolios.

In Upington, an MoU was signed with the Northern Cape Rural TVET College. The offenders benefit from this agreement as of February 2022, one Technical Educator is already available to provide support in this regard.

(3)(a) Kimberley Female Correctional

Accredited Program

No of female learners

NQF Level

Computer Repair

13

04

Nail Technology

08

04

Building & Plastering

08

03

(3)(a) Tswelopele Correctional Facility

Accredited Program

No of Learners

NQF Level

Electrical

15

02

Hairdressing

10

03

Building and plastering (8 female)

28

02

Assistant Chef

25

02

Bakery

20

02

Garment Making

25

02

Nail Technology (female)

25

02

Motor Mechanics

60

02

Computer Repair (female 13)

30

02

New Venture Creation

22

03

TOTAL

260

(3)(b) Upington Correctional Centre

Accredited Program

No of Learners

NQF Level

Cabinet Building

10

1

Computer Literacy

10

1

Building and plastering

10

1

Sewing

10

1

4. All offenders participate in various sporting activities. The provincial Department of Sports, Arts and Culture in the Northern Cape is offering programmes such as accredited soccer training in level 1 and 2 refereeing course, aerobics, arts, library training amongst others.

In addition, all offenders are encouraged to participate in the Funda Mzantsi programme.

Kimberley Correctional Centre:

The centre has a library and an active book club, accessible to all offenders. There is a gym with equipment for female offenders as well as netball, volley ball and a soccer ground to be utilised by female offenders. TVs are also available and other different indoor games are also provided.

Tswelopele Correctional Centre:

The Correctional Centre has three 03 well equipped gyms. Offenders participate in the Funda Mzantsi programme – reading, analysing books, debates and Spelling B. This is done in conjunction with Sol Plaatje University and the Northern Cape Department of Sports, William Humphrey Art Gallery presents art workshops and will host the Offender Art Exhibition on a date to be confirmed.

Kuruman Correctional Centre:

The Correctional Centre has a sports field for playing soccer and other outdoor activities, as well as a gym and a library.

Upington Correctional Centre:

Offenders are using courtyards for recreational activities such as painting, board and indigenous games as well as to play soccer. Gyms are also available. Furthermore, there is a library available in order to encourage and promote a culture of learning, reading and writing as well as to promote access to knowledge and information.

Douglas Correctional Centre:

Offenders participate in Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture (SRAC) programmes offered by DCS ( as per the Daily Structured Programme): Soccer, Cycling, Recreational activities (Courtyards): Indoor games: dominos, Cards, board games, Library programmes, Funda Mzantsi: Offenders have book clubs: reading, analysing books, debates and Spelling B.

END.

06 July 2022 - NW1844

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to the audit on ghost workers within (a) her department and (b) the SA Tourism, (i) on what date was such an audit undertaken, (ii) what was the result of the specified audit, (iii) what number of ghost workers or non-existent officials was identified, (iv) what have been the cost to her department and the SA Tourism in the past three financial years and the current financial year to date in this regard, (v) what investigations have been undertaken in this regard, (vi) what were the outcomes of the investigations in each case and (vii) what processes, procedures and mechanisms are being implemented to ensure that the type of fraud is not repeated in future?

Reply:

a) Department

(i) No formal audit has been undertaken however preventative and detective internal controls measures are implemented on the departmental post establishment.

(ii) Not applicable, based on the answer provided in (i).

(iii) Not applicable, based on the answer provided in (i).

iv) 

2019-2020 financial year

2020-2021 financial year

2021-2022 financial year

2022 to date

Not applicable, based on the answer provided in (i).

Not applicable, based on the answer provided in (i).

Not applicable, based on the answer provided in (i).

Not applicable, based on the answer provided in (i).

v) Not applicable, based on the answer provided in (i).

(vi) Not applicable, based on the answer provided in (i).

(viii) Not applicable, based on the answer provided in (i), however the Department has adequate internal control measure on the monthly review of the post establishment and certification of salary expenditure where Head of business units sign-off on the payroll certificates as confirmation that all the names listed therein are employees. Review, monitoring of the post establishment and signing of pay sheets is conducted monthly by the PERSAL manager and the Office of the Chief Financial Officer.

b) SA Tourism

(i) The audit is conducted annually by the Auditor General

(ii) No ghost employees were identified in the last audit

(iii) Not applicable

(iv) Not applicable

2019-2020 financial year

2020-2021 financial year

2021-2022 financial year

2022 to date

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

(v) Not applicable

(vi) Not applicable

(viii) The organisation conducts monthly head count report against payroll and the monthly alignment of the organogram against the head count.

 

05 July 2022 - NW2399

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

What are the details in respect of the (a) names, (b) salaries, (c) date of commencement of service, (d) terms of references and (e) performance outcomes of all members of the Human Settlements War Room that she announced during the delivery of her department’s 2022 Budget Vote?

Reply:

(a), (b) and (c) are reflected in the table below:

No:

(a) names

(b) salaries

(c) date of commencement of service?

Contract duration

 

Mr. Dan Metlana Gorbachev Mashitisho (Chairperson)

Qualifications:

  • BA Legal
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PDM)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law (PDL)
  • Master of Business Administration

Remunerated at R 5260 per day for a maximum period not exceeding 20 days per month

21 March 2022

12 months

 

Dr. Mmaphaka Ephraim Tau

Qualifications:

  • PhD in Development and Management
  • Magister in Disaster Management
  • Masters in Development Studies
  • Honours in Development Studies
  • Higher Education Diploma
  • Bachelor of Arts

Remunerated at R 4317 per day for a maximum period not exceeding 20 days per month

01 May 2022

12 months

 

Mr. Abongile Dyariwe

Qualifications:

  • MSc Degree (Built Environment (Project Management)
  • Advanced Programme in Sourcing and Supply Chain Management
  • Advanced Diploma (PM Ideas) Advanced Project Management
  • BTech Degree: (CPUT) Civil Engineering (Urban Engineering)
  • National Diploma: (CPUT) Civil Engineering

Remunerated at R 4317 per day for a maximum period not exceeding 20 days per month

01 May 2022

12 months

 

Mr. Job Katlego

Ditshego

Qualifications:

  • B-Tech: Civil Engineering (Transportation)
  • National Diploma: Civil Engineering

Remunerated at R 4317 per day for a maximum period not exceeding 20 days per month

01 May 2022

12 months

 

Mr. Kwena Maphoto

Qualifications:

  • National Higher Diploma (Civil Engineering)
  • Baccalareus Technologiae: Engineering (Civil)

Remunerated at R 4317 per day for a maximum period not exceeding 20 days per month

01 May 2022

12 months

 

Ms Patience Ntombifikile

Ndlovu

Qualifications:

  • B.Soc.Sc degree
  • BA (Hons)
  • Masters in Urban & Regional Planning
  • Specialist Project Management Programme NQF 6

Remunerated at R 4317 per day for a maximum period not exceeding 20 days per month

01 May 2022

12 months

(d) The terms of reference for the War Room provides for delivery objective on human settlements sector, aimed at improving inter-governmental relations across the human settlements sector, addressing service delivery challenges and fast-tracking the implementation of matters raised in provincial visits; as well as overall human settlements service delivery.

(e) The War Room was established in May 2022; the performance outcomes will be provided as the work continues in various strategic interventions.

05 July 2022 - NW2433

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Ngcobo, Mr S to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)       What is the reason behind the decision to discontinue the incentive given to teachers working in the rural areas; (2) whether her department consulted with any education stakeholders before reaching the decision; if not, why not; if so, what are the full relevant details; (3) whether there is a plan to address the issues that the incentive policy was initially instituted for; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The Minister took the decision to withdraw the policy on incentives for teachers after consideration of implementation challenges that Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) had been experiencing since the inception of the policy. These implementation challenges included the practicalities related to the identification of qualifying posts and the availability of funding to sustain and extend the policy have affected its effectiveness. These challenges, compounded by the current budget constraints that most PEDs are facing, has resulted in a decision to terminate the policy.

2. Although the policy was contained in a Ministerial determination as opposed to a collective agreement with teacher unions, the Department consulted with unions that are party to the Education Labour Relations Council. The consultation with teacher unions on the intention to withdraw the policy was finalised on 14 February 2022.

3.There is currently no specific plan. However, a number of developments have occurred since the determination of the policy in 2008 which are directly or indirectly addressing the supply challenges that the incentives policy aimed to address. There has been a rapid  growth in the supply of  teacher education graduates  from an annual output of about 7000 graduates in 2008 to about 30000 in 2022. In addition, as part of the implementation of the Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme, a portion of bursaries are reserved for the district-based allocation targeting rural districts. This is in addition to targeted recruitment in scarce skills subjects.

05 July 2022 - NW2175

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

Whether he and/or his department hosted a reception in connection with his recent Budget Speech; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what was the total cost of the specified reception?

Reply:

The Budget Vote speech for Vote 31: Employment and Labour took place via a virtual platform.

In this respect, no reception took place regarding the Budget Vote s peech, therefore no cost was incurred.

05 July 2022 - NW2244

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Luthuli, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Finance

With regard to making New Development Bank (NDB) policies accessible in the context of the Information Disclosure Policy that requires the provision of translations into local languages, and noting that the NDB Project information has remained inaccessible and not located on the website, what measures and/or plans has his department taken to facilitate information disclosure in general, especially to affected communities?

Reply:

Information on projects funded by the New Development Bank are listed on the Bank’s website. The Honourable Member and members of the public are encouraged to visit the New Development Bank website to obtain information on the work of the Bank https://www.ndb.int/projects/list-of-all-projects/.

The originator of any project that is funded by the Bank has to ensure that consultation occurs with the relevant stakeholders.

The National Treasury, in general, strongly supports the disclosure policies of information to institutions and entities in which it is a shareholder and has done so with the NDB.

05 July 2022 - NW2404

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Hicklin, Ms MB to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

With reference to the trenches that are up to 2m deep that have been left open for more than four years in Radio Uitkyk following either water and sanitation works or laying of cables, what steps will her department take in response to the repeated concerns raised by residents to ensure that (a) the current trenches are filled in and streets paved to prevent accidents happening, (b) once work is carried out by contractors of her department, wayleaves are restored immediately and not left for years to come and (c) contractors are monitored to ensure that work is carried out timeously and to a high standard?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

Background:

I have been informed that the department has an existing project, for upgrading of civil engineering services and sinkhole repairs in the vicinity of Radio Uitkyk. However this project is approximately One (1) kilometre away from Radio Uitkyk. The scope of work includes the upgrading of old subsurface piping to HDPE piping and rehabilitation of sinkholes as per the department’s specifications. The name of the contractor for this project is BhekuAngel Trading and Projects and the Consultant is IIifa Consulting Engineers.

a) The location of the site under this parliamentary question was not specific however, the department has the above mentioned project in the vicinity of Road Uitkyk. In this project, the trenches are opened and safely barricaded by the contractor to enable the contractor to carry out the scope of work. Upon completion of the scope of work, e.g. laying of HDPE piping, the trenches are subsequently closed. The trenches that were opened have been backfilled in the residential area in Tobias Street. The contractor is busy with the construction of ring beams, around the installed manholes and casting manhole covers for completion.

b) The department has appointed the Consulting Engineers and Occupational Health and Safety (“OHS”) Agent to restore all wayleaves immediately upon completion of the works. The detailed assessment of the status of the wayleaves is underway.

c) The appointed Consulting Engineers and OHS Agent are placed on-site to monitor the quality of work carried out by the contractor, under the supervision of the Project Manager. Any identified transgressions will be dealt with in terms of the provisions of the contract.

05 July 2022 - NW2333

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Van Staden, Mr PA to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1063 on 28 October 2019, she will indicate (a) what progress her department has since made to address the stated estimated maintenance backlog of R74 billion to the 81 575 buildings under the custodianship of her department and (b) what measures her department has put in place to (i) conduct condition surveys at all the specified buildings and (ii) execute maintenance on a regular basis in order to prevent further deterioration of the State’s fixed assets; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the relevant details, specifically with regard to (aa) structured maintenance plans for each individual property, (bb) sourcing sufficient funding to address the specified backlog and (cc) entering into the proposed public-private partnerships referred to in her specified reply; (2) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(1)

(a) I have been informed by the Department that based on the budgets allocated, a number of buildings have been prioritised in the Repairs and Maintenance Programme since 2019 that will contribute to addressing the maintenance backlog. Further, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance in various buildings is implemented via term contracts for preventative/corrective and corrective/reactive maintenance calls.

Table below indicates the expenditure that has been incurred on Repairs as well as Preventative and Corrective Maintenance:

YEAR

EXPENDITURE ON REPAIRS

EXPENDITURE ON PREVENTATIVE AND CORRECTIVE MAINTENANCE

2019/2020

R1 045 276 524

R 1 781 094 850

2020/2021

R 762 613 802

R 1 461 487 679

2021/2022

R 778 825 485

R 1 794 585 504

(b)

(i) The Department is focused on maintenance of existing immovable assets in pursuit of optimising the cost of service delivery and ensuring a dignified client experience are central to effective and efficient execution of maintenance. In line with the National Immovable Asset Maintenance Management Framework (NIAMM), maintenance is being prioritised first, with the implementation of preventative and condition-based maintenance for highly critical components with priority condition rating, proceeding to moderately and less critical components. Condition assessments have been institutionalised as part of the Strategic and Annual Performance Plans.

The Department has procured a Multi-disciplinary Technical Team to support with conducting condition assessments and development of maintenance plans. Aligned to this is the development of the condition assessments reporting templates and training of internal resources.

(ii) The Department has issued a term contract directive in 2021 with a minimum suite of contracts with a criticality criteria to ensure that there is a reduction in reactive maintenance and more corrective and preventative maintenance. The Department has rolled out the Total Facilities Management Contract in 2020 for three (3) pilot facilities. The Department has procured the DPWI TFM panel in 2021 and are anticipating rolling out 15 facilities for the 2022/2023 FY.

(aa) In line with the NIAMM Framework, maintenance is being prioritised first, with the implementation of preventative and condition-based maintenance for highly critical components with priority condition rating, proceeding to moderately and less critical components.

The budget availability and the client’s facility maintenance needs, allows the Department to offer the following:

  • Facility Condition and Critical Components Assessments for which the Department has completed 301;
  • Total Facilities Management Contract, comprising of hard and soft services;
  • Comprehensive Term Contract, comprising of hard services in a single facility;
  • Term Contract, comprising of maintenance of critical components in various facilities and;
  • Corrective maintenance and reactive maintenance

(bb) There is continuous engagement with National Treasury and User Departments to close the funding deficit that each client has on their portfolio. The deficit is the difference between the full cost recovery (including property rates, maintenance and allowance for refurbishment) and what the clients are paying as a result of the devolved budgets. Leveraging these funds will avail funds for covering the full asset life-cycle costs. The DPWI has also devolved maintenance to User Departments to the value of R1 million.

(cc) In pursuit of the long-term strategy in the management of government properties, DPWI is introducing a Refurbish, Operate and Transfer (ROT) Programme to be implemented for DPWI’s High Priority Facilities. The programme is planned to be out in two phases with the first phase being a pilot project on at least five strategic facilities for the Proof of Concept (PoC) and the second phase being the long term roll out of the ROT Programme to the reminder of additional High Priority Facilities. The plan is to collaborate and form partnerships with the private sector, wherein the private sector will invest their resources to refurbish these facilities, operate these facilities for a period of twenty (20) to twenty five (25) years, including maintenance, and handover the facilities back to government after this period. The government will repay the private investor for the duration of the lease through the User Accommodation Charges collected from the Client Departments.

The five strategic facilities prioritised for the Proof of Concept are all in the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality and they are:

  • Telkom Towers Complex (3 buildings within the complex)
  • Public Works House
  • Civitas Building

The plan of the Department supported by ISA, is to go to the market through the Request For Interests (RFI) before the end of the second quarter, 30 September 2022.

(2) There’s no need for a statement as the questions have been answered.

05 July 2022 - NW2245

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Luthuli, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)Whether, with the understanding from the New Development Bank (NDB) and the headquarters in Shanghai that South African NDB five-year country partnership plan will be adopted within six months of the finalisation of the NDB five-year strategic plan, there will be a multi-stakeholder engagement with the public and/or civil society on the Republic’s partnership plan; if not, why not; if so, (2) whether he will furnish Inkosi B N Luthuli with the first five-year South Africa country partnership Plan 2016-21, which has not been made available; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, was public multi-stakeholder engagement made?

Reply:

The work of the NDB is guided by its General Strategy. The first General Strategy was for the period 2017 to 2021. The Bank has recently approved its second General Strategy for the period 2022 to 2026. The National Treasury commented and contributed to the finalization of the Bank’s second General Strategy.

The Bank has not yet finalized its policy on member country partnership plans. This policy will set out the relationship between the Bank and its member countries.

The Honourable Member can access the Bank’s General Strategy on the Bank’s website (https://www.ndb.int/about-us/strategy/strategy/).

04 July 2022 - NW2422

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Siwisa, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Police

Whether he has been informed that residents of Mohlakeng Township in Rand West City Local Municipality do not have access to a local police station and instead have to travel to Randfontein if they require assistance; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) why is the police station in Mohlakeng closed and (b) on what date will it be operational again?

Reply:

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04 July 2022 - NW2263

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

What total number of detectives employed by the SA Police Service are employed (a) at each police station, (b) in each cluster and (c) in each province in the (i) 2019-20, (ii) 2020-21, (iii) 2021-22 and (iv) 2022-23 financial years

Reply:

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04 July 2022 - NW2086

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Social Development

What are the reasons that her department has not updated its guidelines for performance management and reporting since March 2012, as the report of the Auditor-General for the 2020-21 financial year indicates that it is more than a decade since its last update and (b) how has she found does this impact service delivery?

Reply:

The Revised Guideline was approved by Departmental Management Committee in May 2021 and has been implemented since the 2021/22 financial year. The Guidelines is attached as an Annexure to this reply.

The Guideline were not updated over the years because there were no major revisions to the legislation and framework which inform management of performance information in the Public Service. During the period of implementation of this Guideline, DSD complied with all the regulatory requirements for compilation and submission of performance reports to all relevant stakeholders. Among major achievements was the ability of the Department to obtain and maintain an Unqualified Audit Outcome from Auditor General of South Africa on the Usefulness and Reliability of its performance information reported in the annual performance reports for nine consecutive years.

In the 2019 Medium Term Expenditure period, there were several changes and improvements in the management of performance information throughout the Public Service. These changes resulted in DSD having to review their Guidelines between October 2020 to March 2021. Some of the key revisions were the following:

  • Expanding of the Chapter on Reporting Requires to elaborate of criteria for assessing performance information, the timelines for submission of performance reports as well as introduction of Departmental Performance Review Sessions.
  • Explanation of Reporting Lines (Channels) to various stakeholders.
  • Inclusion of a full Chapter on Results Framework to assist in familiarising managers with the various concepts and approaches to planning (setting baselines, targets and defining indicators)
  • Inclusion of an annexure on compilation of evidence to support reported performance information

b) How has she found does this impact service delivery?

The Guideline has no direct impact on service delivery as it guides compliance to the regulatory reporting requirements. It however, indirectly contributes to improved service delivery within the context of performance monitoring. The Guideline introduced quarterly Departmental Performance Review sessions, where progress is assessed to ensure that set targets in the Annual Performance Plan are achieved. Achievement of set targets in the Annual Performance Plan leads to attainment of service delivery objectives.

Background and context of the Guideline for Performance Monitoring and Reporting

The Department developed its Guideline for Performance Monitoring and Reporting in 2012 to ensure that it complies with all requisite legal prescripts and to improve systems and processes required to manage performance information. The Guideline has been used as a Standard Operating Procedure for managing performance information in the Department.

The purpose of the Guideline is to:

  • Set the standard for managing performance information in line with relevant legal prescripts and requirements;
  • Outline the roles and responsibilities of line managers and other management structures with regard to the generation and management of credible performance information;
  • Establish a common understanding of the role that Monitoring and Evaluation plays in managing and reporting performance information in line with the pieces of relevant policies and frameworks within the DSD; and,
  • Familiarise staff with the terminology used by different practitioners in various contexts regarding monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

The DSD Guidelines were informed by, among others, the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, the Public Finance Management Act, the National Treasury Regulations, Public Service Act, 1994 as amended and Public Service Regulations. In addition, the Guideline is further informed by regular Frameworks, Instruction Notes, Circulars and Guidelines issued National Treasury (NT) together with the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), which gives effect to the above legislation.

04 July 2022 - NW2337

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What steps will he take to handle firearm owners whose firearm licences have expired, in light of the judgement of the Constitutional Court that such owners remain the owners of the firearms and may apply for licences; (2) by what date will the specified steps be published in order for the relevant firearm owners to have certainty of the process that they may follow; (3) whether he will make a statement of the matter?

Reply:

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04 July 2022 - NW2366

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) total number of electric and/or hybrid vehicles has his department purchased since the 2011-12 financial year, (b) was the (i) make, (ii) model and (iii) price of each vehicle and (c) are the reasons that the SA Police Service purchased the vehicles instead of conventional petrol vehicles?

Reply:

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04 July 2022 - NW2431

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to a case opened by the family of Lebogang Petrus Marais from Taung Village on the North West, who was allegedly killed inside Pep Store in Taung following allegations that the deceased had stolen items from the store, what (a) is the cause of the delay in the (i) investigation of the case and (ii) referral for prosecution of person involved in the death of the deceased since his brutal death in 2017 and (b0 measures has he put in place to ensure that the police vigorously and expeditiously investigate these types of cases in which the police seem less interested to investigate?

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04 July 2022 - NW2081

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

By what date is it envisaged that asbestos houses will be eradicated in the communities of (a) Diplankeng village in the Greater Taung Local Municipality, Pampierstad in Northern cape and (b) Promosa in the JB Marks Local Municipality where residents have been staying in old apartheid houses with asbestos roofing, with some even having all asbestos structures which is a serious health hazard that has already claimed may lives?

Reply:

A) The Northern Cape Provincial Department of Human Settlements has advised that it conducted an asbestos use in houses assessment in 2015. The estimated cost of removal, at the time, highlighted that it would cost over one billion (R1bn) rands to remove and replace. The Province is currently updating the assessment report and packaging an asbestos removal plan including a project pipeline for implementation in the 2023/24 financial year. The asbestos houses in Pampierstad will be prioritized once the assessment report and plan have been completed, and implemented

B) The North West Provincial Department of Human Settlements will be requested to assess the existence of asbestos in homes Promosa in the Marks and Greater Taung Local Municipal jurisdiction. The North West Departmental Planning Unit is currently consulting with all the affected municipalities in the province to prepare a plan for eradication.

Upon conclusion of the consultations, a verification process will be undertaken to determine the exact numbers affected and the budget requirements thereof. Upon completing the processes, the budgeting in the business plan and development of an implementation plan for the balance of the MTSF 2022/23 period.

04 July 2022 - NW2338

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What progress has the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation made with the investigation into the diamond scheme of Mr Louis Liebengberg where investors invested approximately R100 million in the specified scheme; (2) (a) on what date did the specified investigation start and (b) by what date will the investigation be completed, as investors wish to claim back their money; (3) whether he will make a statement of the matter?

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04 July 2022 - NW2390

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

whether, at the time of the release of the 2019-20 SA Police Service Annual Report, he and/or the VIP protection unit were informed of the theft of a large sum of foreign currency at the farm of the President of the Republic. Mr M C Ramaphosa, in February 2020; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what is the reason that the security breach was not recorded as such in the annual report?

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04 July 2022 - NW2423

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Siwisa, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Police

Whether he has been informed that the Bekkersdal Police Station in West Rand City Local Municipality closes at 18:00; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

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04 July 2022 - NW2388

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Police

(1) With reference to the poachingof abalone and crayfish in the Overstrand region of the Western Cape that remains a serious challenge while there appears to be lack of any significant progress in the syndicates, what (a) quantity of abalone and crayfish has been confiscated in the Overstrand region over the past five years and (b) number of successful convictions have been obtained for crayfish and abalone poaching in the region over the past five financial years; (2) whether the confiscated abalone and crayfish poached in the area have been resold; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, to whom was it sold; (3) whether he has found that the large poaching syndicates in the area are well know to the local SAPS; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

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04 July 2022 - NW1978

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Shelembe, Mr ML to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:

Whether with reference to the letter sent to her on 5 April 2022, in which she was requested to intervene and investigate into Forestdale Housing Project in Endumeni Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal which is in a complete mess, she has attended to the problem; if not, what are the reasons that she undermined the importance of adequate housing provided for in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996; if so, (a) on what date and (b) what was the outcome?

Reply:

a) I only received the aforementioned letter on 21 June 2022. However the National Department of Human Settlements together with the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Department of Human Settlements have intervened after several concerns were raised in respect of the allocation of houses in Endumeni Municipality in 2017. A court application was lodged wherein the provincial department was cited as a respondent in the notice of a motion that was served on the 18th of March 2017. The Province has continued to monitor the project at Endumeni Municipality as per the directive of the court.

b) The Dlamini Forestdale Housing Project is progressing well, and it is set to yield two hundred and sixty-one (261) units in Endumeni Local Municipality. Two hundred and thirty-four (234) beneficiaries have already been allocated occupation of houses. Both water and bulk infrastructure services are in place and the Metropolitan Municipality is currently seized with the connection for electricity supply provision.

c) Occupying these houses. There are water and sewer services. The city is busy doing the connection of electricity.

04 July 2022 - NW1925

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Social Development

Given that the Republic has a shortage of social workers, as only 17 500 of them are providing these services currently whilst 70 000 are needed to implement the Children's Act, Act 38 of 2005, what is the breakdown of the total number of social workers needed to implement all other departmental programmes, such as the Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Abuse Act, Act 70 of 2008 and The Older Persons Programme?

Reply:

The need for social service professionals is identified in the National Development Plan and other key policy documents such as the HWSETA skills sector plan. According to the NDP, the ranks of social services professionals should be boosted to 55 000 to meet the demand for appropriate basic social welfare services. This is because social welfare services are becoming more development orientated, focusing on serving vulnerable people in families and in communities.

As a category of social service professionals, social workers are located across Provinces and District offices, where they render an integrated basket across the life stages of beneficiaries, which are prevention and promotion, early intervention, psychosocial care, and support, statutory and protection, re-integration and aftercare services.

Currently we have 17503 social service professionals who render a range of services.

For the Department to perform the integrated basket of services across the life stages, it will require the total number of social workers and social auxiliary workers, which are reflected in the below table:

Legislation & Policies

Social Workers

Social Auxiliary workers

Total

Children’s Act & Children’s Amendment Bill

6, 575

3, 113

9, 688

Older Persons Act

298

87

385

Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse

517

94

611

Probation Services Act

547

153

700

Victim Empowerment Bill (Act)

1040

58

1098

Policy for Disabilities

227

83

310

Prevention, Care and Support for HIV and Aids

502

112

614

White Paper for Families

951

309

1260

Total

10, 657

4, 009

14, 666

04 July 2022 - NW2163

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What total number of new police stations must still be built in the Republic in order to enable the SA Police Service to render an effective service to all South Africans, (b) at which centres in each province must the specified police stations be built in each province and (c) what is the total estimated cost for the project?

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04 July 2022 - NW2391

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

(1) Given that a large amount of foreign currency was stolen from the farm of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, in February 2020, what steps has the SA Police Service (SAPS) (a) taken and (b) still intends to take against the persons implicated in the theft; (2) whether any investigations have been opened to investigate the possible contraventions of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, Act 121 of 1998, and/or foreign exchange laws against the President and/or any juristic entity and/or trust in which he has a vested interest and which is responsible for the large amount of currency; if not, (3) whether such investigations will be opened; if not, why not; if so, (a) on what date and(b) what are the further relevant details in this regard?

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04 July 2022 - NW2261

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

(1) With reference tothe training of the SA Police Service (SAPS) reservists, what total number of reservists received training on the use of firearms in a police environment from (a) the SAPS and/or (b) any other institution accredited by the SA Qualifications Authority for each financial year since the 2011-12 financial year; (2) what total number of SAPS reservists are currently deployed without receiving the SAPS training on the forearms in a police environment?

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04 July 2022 - NW2317

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Siwisa, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 1540 on 30 May 2022, the Senior Public Prosecutor has taken a decision after receiving the inquest report; if not, (a) what are the reasons that no decision has been taken and (b) on what date is it envisaged that the decision will be taken; if so, what are the relevant details?

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04 July 2022 - NW2298

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1)What are the reasons for clients not receiving a confirmation of all documents submitted through the Visa Facilitation Services and that the documents are in order for the applications submitted; (2) Whether he intends to implement a requirement for clients to receive confirmation of all documents submitted and that these are in order; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) VFS only attends to the “non-judgemental” part of the application process (i.e. the administrative function). VFS is not permitted, by law, to give any advice or to take over the role of the DHA. Consequently, VFS are not permitted to validate the documents or provide any substantive confirmations to applicants. In order to assist applicants, the DHA has developed a checklist which VFS uses, from an administrative perspective, to cross check whether all the required documentation is present. If any document is missing, the applicant is informed at the point of submission. The applicant then has the option to, despite the missing documents, proceed to submit their application or return later with the missing documents. In the event that the applicant, despite being informed of the missing documents, wishes to proceed with their submission, they are required to sign the checklist acknowledging that he or she was informed about the missing document. All applicants are issued with a receipt which is an acknowledgement of submission of their application.

(2) In view of the fact that VFS has a process in place as indicated above, there is no need to implement any further measures.

END

04 July 2022 - NW2375

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

(1)What number of visa applications were (a) received for the Mining Indaba event from each country and (b) processed for each country; (2) what (a) number of visa application were rejected in each country and (b) were the reasons for each rejection?

Reply:

(1)(a) The Statistics for the Mining Indaba, 2022 as received from the Missions were consolidated and reflects in Annexure A attached hereto.

(1)(b) Annexure A also reflects the statistics for applications processed by each country.

(2)(a) The numbers rejected are contained in Annexure A as attached.

(2)(b) The reasons for rejection vary from case to case but in general is subject to what the findings are in the adjudication process.

 

See the link for Annexure A: https://pmg.org.za/files/RNW2375_-_Annexure_A.pdf

END

 

04 July 2022 - NW2311

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether, since the launch of the Integrated Security Plan in October 2020, and the deployment of security around the identified crime hotspots within the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) across the Republic, his department has recorded a significant reduction in the cases of vandalism and crime in general within Prasa; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the further, relevant details?

Reply:

The information below indicates that since the launch of Integrated Security Plan, PRASA has experienced a steady decrease in crime incidents and crime spots are beginning to stabilize. The phase-in approach of security intervention both in the form of physical guards and technology will ultimately bring about a total eradication of crime within PRASA environment and it points to a promising future of crime free situation.

 

01 July 2022 - NW2418

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Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Health

What total number of (a) hospitals and (b) clinics are currently being built by his department in each town and province of the Republic?

Reply:

According to information received from the Provincial Departments of Health through Project management information system, the table below provides a summary of the number of (a) hospitals and (b) clinics that are being built (newly built and upgrades). These facilities are all funded from the Health Facility Revitalisation Grant. It is also imperative to note that these include new and replaced facilities as well as upgrades and additions.

Province

District Municipality

Local Municipality

No of Hospitals being built

No of CHC’s and Clinics being built

Eastern Cape (EC)

Amatole (DC12)

Mbhashe (EC121)

1

0

Eastern Cape (EC)

Amatole (DC12)

Raymond Mhlaba (EC129)

2

1

Eastern Cape (EC)

Buffalo City (BUF)

Buffalo City (BUF)

2

0

Eastern Cape (EC)

Chris Hani (DC13)

Enoch Mgijima (EC139)

0

1

Eastern Cape (EC)

Joe Gqabi (DC14)

Elundini (EC141)

1

1

Eastern Cape (EC)

Joe Gqabi (DC14)

Senqu (EC142)

0

1

Eastern Cape (EC)

Sarah Baartman (DC10)

Makana (EC104)

0

1

Eastern Cape (EC)

O.R.Tambo (DC15)

Port St Johns (EC154)

1

0

Eastern Cape (EC)

Nelson Mandela Bay Metro (NMA)

Nelson Mandela Bay (NMA)

3

0

Eastern Cape (EC)

O.R.Tambo (DC15)

King Sabata Dalindyebo (EC157)

0

1

Eastern Cape (EC)

Alfred Nzo (DC44)

Umzimvubu (EC442)

0

2

Eastern Cape (EC)

Alfred Nzo (DC44)

Matatiele (EC441)

1

0

Eastern Cape (EC)

Alfred Nzo (DC44)

Ntabankulu (EC444)

1

0

Eastern Cape (EC)

Alfred Nzo (DC44)

Mbizana (EC443)

1

0

Eastern Cape (EC)

Chris Hani (DC13)

Engcobo (EC137)

1

0

Free State (FS)

Thabo Mofutsanyane (DC19)

Maluti a Phofung (FS194)

1

0

Free State (FS)

Thabo Mofutsanyane (DC19)

Dihlabeng (FS192)

0

2

Free State (FS)

Lejweleputswa (DC18)

Tswelopele (FS183)

0

1

Free State (FS)

Fezile Dabi (DC20)

Moqhaka (FS201)

1

2

Free State (FS)

Xhariep (DC16)

Kopanong (FS162)

0

1

Free State (FS)

Lejweleputswa (DC18)

Matjhabeng (FS184)

0

3

Free State (FS)

Mangaung (MAN)

Mangaung (MAN)

1

1

Free State (FS)

Fezile Dabi (DC20)

Mafube (FS205)

0

1

Gauteng (GT)

City of Johannesburg (JHB)

City of Johannesburg (JHB)

1

5

Gauteng (GT)

City of Ekurhuleni (EKU)

City of Ekurhuleni (EKU)

3

2

Gauteng (GT)

City of Tshwane (TSH)

City of Tshwane (TSH)

2

6

Gauteng (GT)

West Rand (DC48)

Mogale City (GT481)

0

4

Gauteng (GT)

West Rand (DC48)

Merafong City (GT484)

0

3

Gauteng (GT)

Sedibeng (DC42)

Emfuleni (GT421)

0

2

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Ugu (DC21)

Umdoni (KZN212)

1

1

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

eThekwini (ETH)

eThekwini (ETH)

11

4

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Ugu (DC21)

Ray Nkonyeni (KZN216)

2

0

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

iLembe (DC29)

KwaDukuza (KZN292)

1

1

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

King Cetshwayo (DC28)

uMlalazi (KZN284)

2

3

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

King Cetshwayo (DC28)

Nkandla (KZN286)

2

1

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Zululand (DC26)

Nongoma (KZN265)

1

1

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

King Cetshwayo (DC28)

uMhlathuze (KZN282)

2

2

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Zululand (DC26)

Ulundi (KZN266)

2

2

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Amajuba (DC25)

Newcastle (KZN252)

2

1

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Umgungundlovu (DC22)

The Msunduzi (KZN225)

4

2

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Harry Gwala (DC43)

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (KZN436)

1

1

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Amajuba (DC25)

Emadlangeni (KZN253)

2

0

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Harry Gwala (DC43)

Ubuhlebezwe (KZN434)

0

3

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

iLembe (DC29)

Maphumulo (KZN294)

2

2

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Umzinyathi (DC24)

Endumeni (KZN241)

1

0

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Uthukela (DC23)

Alfred Duma (KZN238)

1

2

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Harry Gwala (DC43)

Greater Kokstad (KZN433)

2

1

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Ugu (DC21)

Umzumbe (KZN213)

0

2

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Zululand (DC26)

eDumbe (KZN261)

0

2

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Umgungundlovu (DC22)

Richmond (KZN227)

0

1

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Harry Gwala (DC43)

Umzimkhulu (KZN435)

1

0

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Umkhanyakude (DC27)

Big Five Hlabisa (KZN276)

1

1

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Umgungundlovu (DC22)

Mpofana (KZN223)

0

1

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Umzinyathi (DC24)

Msinga (KZN244)

1

1

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Umzinyathi (DC24)

Nqutu (KZN242)

1

2

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Uthukela (DC23)

Inkosi Langalibalele (KZN237)

1

0

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Umgungundlovu (DC22)

uMngeni (KZN222)

1

0

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Uthukela (DC23)

Okhahlamba (KZN235)

1

1

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

King Cetshwayo (DC28)

Mthonjaneni (KZN285)

0

1

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Ugu (DC21)

UMuziwabantu (KZN214)

1

0

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Umkhanyakude (DC27)

Umhlabuyalingana (KZN271)

1

0

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

Umkhanyakude (DC27)

Jozini (KZN272)

1

0

Limpopo (LP)

Sekhukhune (DC47)

Elias Motsoaledi (LIM472)

1

0

Limpopo (LP)

Capricorn (DC35)

Polokwane (LIM354)

2

2

Limpopo (LP)

Capricorn (DC35)

Lepele-Nkumpi (LIM355)

2

0

Limpopo (LP)

Capricorn (DC35)

Blouberg (LIM351)

1

1

Limpopo (LP)

Mopani (DC33)

Ba-Phalaborwa (LIM334)

1

0

Limpopo (LP)

Waterberg (DC36)

Bela-Bela (LIM366)

0

1

Limpopo (LP)

Waterberg (DC36)

Thabazimbi (LIM361)

1

0

Limpopo (LP)

Waterberg (DC36)

Mogalakwena (LIM367)

2

1

Limpopo (LP)

Mopani (DC33)

Greater Tzaneen (LIM333)

3

0

Limpopo (LP)

Vhembe (DC34)

Thulamela (LIM343)

1

0

Limpopo (LP)

Sekhukhune (DC47)

Ephraim Mogale (LIM471)

1

0

Limpopo (LP)

Vhembe (DC34)

Makhado (LIM344)

2

0

Limpopo (LP)

Waterberg (DC36)

Modimolle/Mookgophong (LIM368)

1

2

Limpopo (LP)

Sekhukhune (DC47)

Greater Tubatse/Fetakgomo (LIM476)

2

0

Limpopo (LP)

Sekhukhune (DC47)

Makhuduthamaga (LIM473)

1

0

Limpopo (LP)

Mopani (DC33)

Greater Giyani (LIM331)

1

0

Limpopo (LP)

Vhembe (DC34)

Musina (LIM341)

1

0

Limpopo (LP)

Mopani (DC33)

Greater Letaba (LIM332)

0

1

Mpumalanga (MP)

Nkangala (DC31)

Dr JS Moroka (MP316)

0

1

Mpumalanga (MP)

Ehlanzeni (DC32)

Mbombela (MP326)

1

1

Mpumalanga (MP)

Gert Sibande (DC30)

Msukaligwa (MP302)

0

2

Mpumalanga (MP)

Nkangala (DC31)

Thembisile (MP315)

1

0

North West (NW)

Bojanala Platinum (DC37)

Moses Kotane (NW375)

0

1

North West (NW)

Dr Kenneth Kaunda (DC40)

Maquassi Hills (NW404)

0

1

North West (NW)

Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati (DC39)

Greater Taung (NW394)

1

2

North West (NW)

Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati (DC39)

Kagisano (NW397)

1

1

North West (NW)

Dr Kenneth Kaunda (DC40)

Ventersdorp/Tlokwe (NW405)

3

3

North West (NW)

Ngaka Modiri Molema (DC38)

Mafikeng (NW383)

3

1

North West (NW)

Bojanala Platinum (DC37)

Local Municipality of Madibeng (NW372)

0

1

North West (NW)

Ngaka Modiri Molema (DC38)

Ramotshere Moiloa (NW385)

0

2

North West (NW)

Bojanala Platinum (DC37)

Moretele (NW371)

0

1

North West (NW)

Ngaka Modiri Molema (DC38)

Ratlou (NW381)

0

2

North West (NW)

Ngaka Modiri Molema (DC38)

Tswaing (NW382)

0

3

North West (NW)

Ngaka Modiri Molema (DC38)

Ditsobotla (NW384)

1

0

North West (NW)

Bojanala Platinum (DC37)

Rustenburg (NW373)

1

0

North West (NW)

Dr Kenneth Kaunda (DC40)

City of Matlosana (NW403)

0

2

Northern Cape (NC)

John Taolo Gaetsewe (DC45)

Ga-Segonyana (NC452)

0

1

Northern Cape (NC)

John Taolo Gaetsewe (DC45)

Joe Morolong (NC451)

0

2

Northern Cape (NC)

Namakwa (DC06)

Richtersveld (NC061)

0

1

Northern Cape (NC)

ZF Mgcawu (DC08)

!Kheis (NC084)

0

1

Northern Cape (NC)

Namakwa (DC06)

Nama Khoi (NC062)

1

0

Western Cape (WC)

City of Cape Town (CPT)

City of Cape Town (CPT)

10

8

Western Cape (WC)

Overberg (DC03)

Theewaterskloof (WC031)

0

2

Western Cape (WC)

Cape Winelands (DC02)

Drakenstein (WC023)

1

3

Western Cape (WC)

Garden Route (DC04)

Kannaland (WC041)

0

1

Western Cape (WC)

Cape Winelands (DC02)

Breede Valley (WC025)

1

2

Western Cape (WC)

Cape Winelands (DC02)

Witzenberg (WC022)

1

0

Western Cape (WC)

Overberg (DC03)

Overstrand (WC032)

1

1

Western Cape (WC)

Garden Route (DC04)

Mossel Bay (WC043)

1

1

Western Cape (WC)

West Coast (DC01)

Saldanha Bay (WC014)

0

3

Western Cape (WC)

Garden Route (DC04)

Knysna (WC048)

0

1

Western Cape (WC)

Central Karoo (DC05)

Laingsburg (WC051)

0

1

Total

 

 

123

140

01 July 2022 - NW2434

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

In light of reports that Ryanair DAC instituted an Afrikaans language test, which they have since abandoned, for South Africans due to far too many persons believed to be in possession of fake South African passports, what measures has his department put in place to (a) assist with the identification of fake South African passports that are being used locally and abroad, (b) cancel and flag such documents as not being legitimate documents and (c) ensure that the credibility of the South African passport is restored?

Reply:

a)  The Department has done a lot with regards towards ensuring that fake passports are identifiable which include amongst others:

    • All passports have unique security features of which specimens were shared with all foreign governments present in South Africa for purposes of differentiating a fake passport from an authentic one.
    • During the production process of a passport a unique identifier is uploaded onto our Movement Control System which upon scanning at a port of entry is able to verify the authenticity of a passport, i.e. to check if such passport was issued by the Department.
  • Airlines have access to the Advanced Passenger Processing system which enables them to screen travellers before they depart. The Department also runs a 24-hour Operations Centre which airlines can use if they want to authenticate SA passports. Department also regularly communicates with all airlines to update them on how to validate South African passports, including the look and feel.

b) Passports issued under fraudulent circumstances are traced, flagged as fraudulent and removed from the records.

c) We have started following up and arresting Home Affairs Officials and Foreign Nationals involved in passport fraud.

END

 

01 July 2022 - NW2435

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

With regard to media reports in 2021, which claimed that Mr Shepherd Bushiri has captured Home Affairs, giving rise to the suspension of five Home Affairs officials, including Mr Ronney Marhule who had been dismissed with immediate effect over his recommendation to issue Mr Bushiri, his wife, Mary, and their two children with permanent residency permits in 2016, what (a) are the details of the case against Mr Ronney Marhule and (b) is the status of the disciplinary hearings against the other four officials; (2) Whether he referred the Marhule matter to the SA Police Service for criminal investigation; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a) Charges against Mr Ronney Marhule were as follows:

(i) Gross dishonesty;

(ii) Gross negligence; and

(iii) Non-compliance with the Immigration Act, Regulations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) in relation to granting of Permanent Residence.

(1)(b) The disciplinary hearings of the other officials were postponed due to preliminary points raised by the employee. However the hearings are now proceeding as planned.

2. The matter of Mr Ronney Marhule was reported to South African Police Services for criminal investigation at Pretoria Central and it is handled by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, DPCI.

END