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13 December 2022 - NW3117

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

(1)With reference to her reply to question 2115 on 29 June 2022, what is the (a) detailed breakdown of the 204 leased farms in each province and/or district or region and (b) cost of the lease for each farm and collection methods for the payments; (2) whether she intends to provide title deeds to the farmers soon; if not, why not; if so, what are the conditions for the title deeds; (3) what (a) are the relevant details of partially leased farms and subsequent arrangements and (b) is the budget for each farm that has been partially leased; (4) with reference to the commodities and provinces where the farms are located, what are the relevant details regarding the (a) start-up support packages that have been developed, (b) implementation timelines, (c) names of farms that will be supported in the three provinces, (d) detailed budget approved for each project and (e) total amount spent on the training of farmers on business plans and entrepreneurship to date?

Reply:

1(a) Detailed breakdown of the 204 leased farms. Please refer to the table below.

a) Province and/or District or Region

Other Details

(See Annexure A)

Province

Local Municipality/Metropolitan

No of fully leased farms

Hectares

Eastern Cape

Matatiele Local Municipality

8

3,374

Eastern Cape

Mnquma Local Municipality

1

267

Eastern Cape

Ngqushwa Local Municipality

1

396

Eastern Cape

Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality

1

278

Free State

Maluti a Phofung Local Municipality

7

1,144

Gauteng

City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

2

929

Kwazulu-Natal

Dannhauser Local Municipality

1

165

Kwazulu-Natal

uMhlathuze Local Municipality

1

827

Limpopo

Bela-Bela Local Municipality

2

1,874

Limpopo

Blouberg Local Municipality

1

1,793

Limpopo

Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality

1

101

Limpopo

Modimolle/Mookgophong Local Municipality

9

6,039

Mpumalanga

Thembisile Local Municipality

13

2,385

North West

Kagisano-Molopo Local Municipality

81

106,977

North West

Kgetlengrivier Local Municipality

1

605

North West

Local Municipality of Madibeng

2

1,668

North West

Mafikeng Local Municipality

6

4,094

North West

Moses Kotane Local Municipality

14

12,270

North West

Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality

10

11,616

North West

Tswaing Local Municipality

2

962

Northern Cape

Dikgatlong Local Municipality

7

6,490

Northern Cape

Joe Morolong Local Municipality

33

45,921

Grand Total

 

204

210,175

(b) Cost of the lease for each farm and collection methods for the payments. Please refer to Annexure A.

2. No. The Lessees that have been allocated these 204 farms are Category 3 farmers who, in terms of the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development’s State Land Lease and Disposal Policy, can only obtain title deeds after purchasing the leased land at market value as required by the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 29 of 1999).

3. Details of the 72 partially leased farms:

a) Partially leased properties are farms which have land units, and not all units have been leased. There are 72 of these farms, consisting of 376 land units, of which 189 have active contracts.

Province

ACTIVE CONTRACTS - (PARTIALLY LEASED FARMS)

 

Properties

Total Land Units

Land Units with Active Contracts

Limpopo

3

18

4

Mpumalanga

18

46

19

North West

51

312

166

Grand Total

72

376

189

Further detailed breakdown of the 72 partially leased farms: Please refer to Annexure B.

b) There is no budget allocated for each farm that has been partially leased.

(4)

a) Start-up support packages are based on the various commodities, e.g. livestock, crops and etc. The packages take into consideration the critical success factors of each commodity. It should be noted that this intervention is not a comprehensive support and as such farmers could still later apply for further support.

b) The implementation of these is expected to take place throughout the current financial year.

c) The names of the farms that will be supported under the current fiscal year will be available once the approval process is concluded.

d) An amount of R150m has been put aside for support to these farms, across the country. The budget details for the farms in the the three provinces will be available once the final approval and allocation for each farm has been concluded.

e) The amount spent on the 165 farmers in 94 farms that were trained in Business and Entrepreneurship is R1 188 000. The distribution of farms and budget spent is outlined below:

  • Limpopo: 40 farms: 50 beneficiaries trained at total cost of R360 000;
  • Mpumalanga: 30 farms: 45 beneficiaries trained at a total cost of R324 000; and
  • Northwest: 24 farms: 70 beneficiaries trained at a total cost of R504 000.

13 December 2022 - NW2937

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)       What is the current allocation of milk for each child for each day in the feeding schemes in each province; (2) whether the amount has changed in the past five years; if not, why not; if so, (3) whether the allocation is different based on age; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) The NSNP budget is allocated per meal/per child/per day, and NOT per food item spend; with price expectations in line with economies of scale. The allocation is further outlined per weekly menu plan (i.e 5 days cycle) per serving, that constitute a protein, starch, fruit and/or vegetable.  This allocation is not apportioned to milk only, but is shared between all protein source foods (i.e soya mince, canned pilchards, sugar beans and lentils/split peas or canned chicken livers). 

In general, protein has the highest cost. Therefore, at least 50% is allocated towards protein foods. Milk is served once per week and the low cost protein food supplements the more expensive proteins like milk.

(2) The meal cost is adjusted annually by the National Treasury in line with the general inflation.

(3) The different allocation is based on the portion sizes for primary and secondary schools.  Secondary schools with larger portion sizes have a higher allocation than primary schools.

13 December 2022 - NW3242

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) is the total number of black farmers who have benefited from the commercialisation programme of her department since its introduction and (b) total number of farmers have benefited from the specified programme through the Industrial Development Corporation as the implementing agent?

Reply:

(a),(b) Please refer to the Annexure A below.

ANNEXURE A OF NA-QUES 3242 OF 2022

  1. Total number of black farmers who have benefitted from the commercialisation programme since induction:

BLENDED FINANCE (with Land Bank

AGRI BEE

NRMDP

National Red Meat Development Programme

Blended finance: with Industrial Development Finance (IDC)

There are currently 7 transactions that Land Bank approved for Blended Finance during the proof-of-concept phase in 2018 to a total funding of R163 million as shown in table below

10 Agribusinesses (black producers) as of 31 October

2022.

Total of 10 black producers who have benefitted.

  1. The Department entered into a strategic partnership with the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) to implement the National Red Meat Development Programme (NRMDP). The programme facilitated market access (formal and informal) for Black smallholder farmers who are most disadvantaged. The NRMDP was implemented in three (3) Provinces namely: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal and North West.

Eastern Cape (EC):

  • Animal intake= 571
  • Animals sold = 508
  • Farmers benefitted = 336
  • Income generated = R2 876 238

KwaZulu Natal (KZN):

  • Animal intake= 51
  • Animals sold = 790
  • Farmers benefitted = 384
  • Income generated: R 7 222 195

North West (Taung CFP):

  • Animal intake= 71
  • Animals sold = 84
  • Farmers benefitted = 33
  • Income generated: R464 000

Total of 753 farmers who have benefitted.

The NRMDP focuses on improving market access for smallholder farmers in order to facilitate participation in Agri-value chains. Project activities include construction of custom feeding centres, establishment of pasture fields as well as establishment of processing facilities for improved access to high value markets.

  1. Farmers were supported in terms of market information, compliance to Good Agricultural Practice (GAP), packaging, quality control, consistency, transportation and other logistic planning and business linkages with potential buyers. The market access facilitation programme enables the NAMC to contribute to making the agricultural sector more inclusive and viable as a contributor to economic growth and transformation.

During the 2021/22 financial year, the NAMC linked 141 black smallholder farmers into the market through its market access facilitation programme.

Received applications/ Evaluation: The Dalrrd has a signed agreement with the IDC committing R1 billion over 5 years. The IDC has received R400 million as at end June 2022 and has since evaluated 28 transactions requiring total funding of R1.5 billion at end June 2022

Approved:

13 Transactions to a combined value of R531 million of which R193 million is a grant have been approved for funding at end June 2022 and creating 295 jobs as shown in the table

DALRRD / LAND BANK PROOF OF CONCEPT STAGE (INITIATED IN 2018)

No.

Commodity

Province

Total project Value

Grant Amount

Loan Amount

Total Jobs

1.

Poultry

North West

R17 357 500,00

R13 857 500,00

R5 300 000,00

8

2.

Beef and Poultry

North West

R10 004 572,25

R2 504 572,25

R7 500 000,00

29

3.

Mixed Crop

North West

R55 000 000,00

R35 500 000,00

R19 500 000,00

5

4.

Sugarcane

KwaZulu Natal

R15 000 000,00

R7 000 000,00

R8 000 000,00

13

5.

Livestock

Northern Cape

R8 151 828,00

R4 000 000,00

R4 151 828,00

3

6.

Mixed Farming

Mpumalanga

R51 386 000,00

R33 826 000,00

R17 560 000,00

23

7.

Poultry

Gauteng

R6 852 544,00

R4 710 310,00

R2 142 234,00

7

 

 Total

R163 752 444,25

R101 398 382,25

R64 154 062,00

88

 

DALRRD AGRIBEE FUND

No.

Commodity

Province

Total project Value

Grant Amount

Own contribution

Total Jobs

1.

Fruit

Limpopo

R4 767 000,00

R4 290 300.00

R476 700,00

10

2.

Fruit

Western Cape

R5 431 970.00

R4 345 576,00

R1 086 394,00

20

3.

Vegetable

Limpopo

R8 196 184,00

R6 556 947,20

R1 639 236,80

40

4.

Timber

KwaZulu-Natal

R4 850 017,85

R4 365 016,07

R485 001,79

2

5.

Nuts and vegetables

Mpumalanga

R1 871 939,29

R1 684 745,36

R187 193,93

43

6.

Fruit

Western Cape

R4 998 991,20

R4 499 092,08

R499 899,12

10

7.

Livestock

Gauteng

R4 979 738.00

R4 481 764.20

R497 973,80

18

8.

Fruit

Western Cape

R4 999 999,39

R4 499 999,45

R499 999,94

20

9.

Vegetable

Western Cape

R15 691 157,34

R12 552 925,87

R3 138 231,47

25

10.

Fruit and vegetables

KwaZulu-Natal

R4 950 044,57

R4 455 040,11

R495 004,46

10

 

 Total

R60 737 041.65

R51 731 406,34

R9 005 635,31

198

 

  1. Total number of black farmers who have benefited from the specified programme through the Industrial Development Corporation as the implementing agent.

Received applications per subsector

Subsector

#Transactions

Total Fund

R’000

Grant

R’000

Loan

R’000

Estimated Jobs

Horticulture

7

764 000

183 000

581 000

860

Poultry

14

589 000

179 000

410 000

403

Piggery

3

60 000

22 000

38 000

20

Forestry

2

49 000

19 600

24 400

10

Sauces & Beverages

2

40 000

16 000

24 000

40

Total

28

1 502 000

419 600

1 077 000

1 333

Approved applications

No

Commodity

Province

Total project Value

AIF Grant Amount

Loan Amount

Total Jobs

1

Poultry

Free State

22 679 211,00

8 472 368,00

14 206 843,00

17

2

Poultry

North West

78 991 308,00

27 494 368,00

51 496 940,00

37

3

Poultry

Mpumalanga

66 096 356,00

22 607 428,00

43 488 928,00

24

4

Vegetable processing

Gauteng

10 000 000,00

4 000 000,00

6 000 000,00

32

5

Poultry

Limpopo

36 790 000,00

12 716 000,00

24 074 000,00

22

6

Poultry

Limpopo

43 726 000,00

19 076 000,00

24 650 000,00

40

7

Poultry

Gauteng

65 131 667,00

22 706 667,00

42 425 000,00

25

8

Poultry

Free State

49 826 000,00

19 300 000,00

30 526 000,00

13

9

Poultry

Mpumalanga

52 085 365,00

18 168 823,00

33 916 542,00

21

10

Poultry

Gauteng

68 342 000,00

23 510 000,00

44 832 000,00

16

11

Dairy Processing

Gauteng

7 200 000,00

2 800 000,00

4 400 000,00

12

12

Pastry agroprocessing

Western Cape

4 688 701,00

1 667 226,00

3 021 475,00

10

13

Forestry

KwaZulu Natal

25 000 000,00

10 000 000,00

15 000 000,00

26

     

530 556 608,00

192 518 880,00

338 037 728,00

295

13 December 2022 - NW2988

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

Whether he and/or his department submitted a policy review document and/or any other government policy document to structures outside of the Government, either to private and/or external structures or structures of any political affiliation during the past five years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) will he furnish Dr L A Schreiber with copies of all such documents and (b) what are the reasons that the Government documents were provided to each structure?

Reply:

There were no documents submitted to or shared with any structure outside of government unless the document is published for public consumption or public consultation in line with prescripts.

End

13 December 2022 - NW3738

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Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(a) What total number of schools in the West Rand district in Gauteng cater for learners with special needs such as autism, (b) where are such schools located and (c) how does her department assist parents in the application process?

Reply:

(a) There were 56 schools in the West Rand district in Gauteng that cater for learners with special needs.

(b) The response to question b is attached.

(c) Admissions for learners with disabilities who must be enrolled in a special school are managed and processed at the district office. In the district office, there is a dedicated section that assists parents with admissions.

13 December 2022 - NW3419

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

What methods of intervention have been taken in ensuring that provincial departments of education co-operate with the national office on issues of accountability?

Reply:

Financial Performance - The Department of Basic Education (DBE) conducts meetings with all nine (9) Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) in January/ February to assess the credibility of the PEDs’ budget allocations for the following financial year. The Annual Performance Plans (APPs), Estimated Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (EPRE) documents, In-Year Monitoring (IYM) and Annual Reports received from PEDs are key documents guiding the discussions.

During the financial year, the PEDs submit the monthly reports (Financial Reports) within 15 days after the end of the month.  These reports are analysed to check the utilisation of funds against the available budget. The DBE conducts bilateral meetings with all PEDs in July/August to discuss the financial performance and the impact on the service delivery.  The PEDs account on how the allocated funds were utilised in that specific financial year.

Compliance with National Norms and Standards for School Funding (NSSF) - The DBE conducts HEDCOM Sub-Committee on Finance Meetings on quarterly basis, where the PEDs are expected to provide information with regard to the compliance with NSSF.  The DBE also engages in telephonic survey with samples of schools in each Province to verify the information provided by the PED, and check the implementation of the policy at school level. If the gaps are identified in the implementation, the relevant PED will be approached to discuss and to resolve those matters.

12 December 2022 - NW3524

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

With reference to a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 21 September 2022 on the state of a section 139(7) intervention in the Manguang Metropolitan Municipality, in which her department indicated that national and provincial government departments and other organs of state owe the specified municipality about R1,3 billion in arrears, (a) what are the relevant details of each of the national and provincial departments and organs of state that owe payments to the municipality for more than 30 days as at 1 September 2022, (b)(i) what total amount is owed by each of the specified departments and organs of state and (ii) for what period of time based on an age analysis, (c) which of the debts are disputed by the relevant departments and organs of state and (d) what measures has she and/or her department taken to ensure that the maximum payment of the specified arrear debts are made as soon as possible?

Reply:

a) National Public Works

Provincial Public Works

Schools

National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

Free State Development Corporation

b)(i) The total amounts owed by each of the specified departments and organs of state is as follows:

Details

Debt Owed

Provincial Public Works

R 995 917 877

National Public Works

R 263 568 751

Schools

R 609 614 723

National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

R 2 825 912

Free State Development Corporation (FDC)

R 410 137 757

b)(ii) The detailed balances and age analysis for debt owed by national and provincial departments are as follows:

Mangaung Metro

Unallocated Credit

Previous

Current

30 Days

60 Days

90 Days

120 Days

120 Days +

Total Debt

Provincial Public Works

-87 307 544

33 110 974

0

29 701 878

29 306 915

27 575 747

27 385 429

663 879 362

723 652 761

Schools - Water only

0

4 539 092

0

4 520 159

4 573 581

8 844 803

4 437 027

147 018 746

173 933 407

FDC

-454 590

5 363 353

0

4 813 283

3 726 426

10 926 322

4 886 103

385 601 951

414 862 848

National Public Works

-48 899 229

11 073 354

0

8 329 633

7 479 261

7 672 007

6 843 384

271 070 341

263 568 751

National Department of Land & Rural Development

-983 161

298 324

0

289 987

219 046

211 729

209 958

2 580 030

2 825 912

Total

-137 644 524

54 385 097

0

47 654 940

45 305 228

55 230 608

43 761 901

1 470 150 429

1 578 843 680

                   

Entity Electricity - Centlec

Unallocated Credit

Previous

Current

30 Days

60 Days

90 Days

120 Days

120 Days +

Total Debt

Provincial Public Works

0

0

0

20 837 769

4 801 685

72 743 976

3 112 167

170 769 519

272 265 116

Schools - Water only

0

0

0

33 344 802

7 683 703

4 980 120

4 568 427

385 104 263

435 681 317

FDC

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

National Public Works

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

National Department of Land and Rural Development

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

-

-

-

54 182 571

12 485 388

77 724 096

7 680 594

555 873 783

707 946 432

c) National Public Works disputed an amount of approximately R 155 million.

d) Meetings have been conveed with debtors to facilitate payment of arrear debt to the Metro including the issuance of letters of demand reflecting amounts outstanding on their municipal accounts.

12 December 2022 - NW4384

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation

(a) Which institutions of higher learning had ombudsman and (b) what are the details of investigative reports were presented to the various university councils between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2021?

Reply:

No.

Institution/University

Ombuds Office

Response

Report of Ombuds office

1

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

No Ombuds

   

2

University of Cape Town

Has Ombuds office

The reports of the Ombud to Council have ordinarily been high-level reports on trends without detail that would compromise the confidentiality undertakings of the Ombud’s office. The terms of reference explicitly provide that the Office of the Ombud ‘shall not investigate, arbitrate, adjudicate or in any other way participate in any internal or external formal process or action… The mandate is that the ‘Office of the Ombud provides a neutral, informal, confidential and independent environment where members of the university community may raise complaints or concerns and may seek information and guidance about any alleged acts, omissions, rules or other matters relating to the functioning of the University. The Ombud’s report of 2019 (for the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019) deviated from the above terms of reference in that it included a compilation of untested and unproven allegations made by the Ombud in her personal capacity against the Vice Chancellor, the Executive in general and Deans. Council considered the matter on a confidential basis.

The Ombud’s report of 2019 (for the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019) was submitted. 

3

Central University of Technology

No Ombuds

   

4

Durban University of Technology

No Ombuds

   

5

University of Fort Hare

No Ombuds

   

6

University of the Free State.

No Ombuds

   

7

University of Johannesburg.

UJ currently does not have an Ombud

No forensic investigation reports served at the Council for the period January 2019 to December 2021. However, updates on significant litigation cases serve at the Audit and Risk Committee of Council and Council frequently

 

8

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Position has been vacant since March 2022

No investigative reports were presented to Council for the years in question.

 

9

University of Limpopo

No Ombuds

   

10

Mangosuthu University of Technology

No Ombuds

   

11

University of Mpumalanga

No Ombuds

   

12

Nelson Mandela University

External Ombuds

Nelson Mandela University had Ombuds during the period under review (i.e. 01 January 2019 – 31 December 2021). The Ombud is external to the University meaning not an employee of the University

The following report was reported to the University Council under the period under review: (i) Investigation into irregular conduct in the University Catering Services in 2019.

13

North-West University

No Ombuds

   

14

University of Pretoria

No Ombuds

   

15

Rhodes University

Has Ombuds office

 

The ombud has from 2021 submitted reports to the Audit and Risk Committee.

16

Sefako Makgatho University

No Ombuds

   

17

Sol Plaatje University

No Ombuds

   

18

University of South Africa

Has Ombuds office

UNISA indicated that they are still working on a response which will follow once received.

 

19

Stellenbosch University

Has Ombuds office

Ombuds Office engages with

1. Student matters: Issues and problems relating to academic matters, readmission, communication, bursaries, fees, supervisors, residences, disciplinary proceedings, and others.

2.Staff matters: Issues and problems relating to human resources, bullying, communication, benefits, leave, pension, salary, appointments, promotions, and others.

Not clear if the university has received a report from the Ombuds Office.

20

Tshwane University of Technology

Has students Ombuds office

The Tshwane University of Technology has an established office of the Student Ombudsman, participating in various internal structures of the University where matters that have a direct bearing to the welfare of students are being discussed, like the Student Services Council (SSC) and the Task Team for Student Academic Matters (TTSAM).

The scope and mandate of the Student Ombudsman is governed by the Policy on the Ombudsman for Student Academic Complaints. The Student Ombudsman only mediates and adjudicates on complaints that are of an academic nature. The Student Ombudsman strictly adheres to a set procedure that the students must follow in lodging complaints, set as follows:

1. The student has to first attempt to resolve the complaint with the Lecturer concerned.

2. If after lodging the complaint with the Lecturer, the student is still aggrieved, they are at liberty to escalate the matter to the Lecturer’s Line Manager, the Head of the Department.

3. In the event that the student still does not find any joy after the two steps above, they can then refer the matter to the Executive Dean of the concerned Faculty or the Campus Rector in the case of the Distant Campuses.

4. In the event that the three steps above still don’t yield any fruit for the student, the can then refer the matter to the Student Ombudsman, who will then initiate the investigative process.

The Student Ombudsman compiles reports on an annual basis and these reports serve at the institution’s SENATE, where all Deans of the seven faculties of the institution sit. Of particular importance in the report are the recommendations, which help the institution in averting possible reputational risk to the institution. Student Ombudsman Annual Reports are available for perusal should the need arise.

21

Vaal University of Technology

VUT established the office of the Ombud late last year

 

No reports by 31 December.

22

University of Venda

No Ombuds

   

23

Walter Sisulu University

No Ombuds

   

24

University of the Western Cape

No Ombuds

   

25

University of the Witwatersrand

No Ombuds

The University of the Witwatersrand does not have an Ombudsman; instead, we host an Integrity Hotline which allows for matters of concern related to fraud/whistleblowing to be reported. The Council Audit and Risk Committee are informed of any developments. No investigative reports were presented to Council during the period Jan 2019- 31 Dec 2021.

 

26

University of Zululand

No Ombuds

   

12 December 2022 - NW3839

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

With reference to a presentation on the 2021-22 audit outcomes to the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, wherein the AuditorGeneral made the finding that project management fees were paid under the Community Works Programme to implementing agents of the Contract Work Programme from April 2018 to March 2021, without evidence of goods and services having been received due to ineffective internal controls for approving and processing payments, what total amount was paid in irregular project management fees to the implementing agents; (2) whether any steps have been taken to recover the irregular payments; if not, why not; if so, what total amount has been recovered; if so, what total amount has been recovered; (3) whether any of the implementing agents were blacklisted from doing business with her department; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The balance of overpaid project management fees to two Non-Profit Oganisations (NPOs) was R1 820 519,18 as at 31 March 2022.

2. The amount has been offset against retained project management fees due to the NPOs, leaving a balance of R287 305,79 due by one (1) NPO to the Department. This NPO is no longer in business and the Department’s attorneys are currently tracing the former Directors of the NPO in order to commence litigation.

3. The Department has engaged the National Treasury through the Chief Procurement Officer on a number of Community Works Programme (CWP) related matters, including the possible blacklisting of NPOs found to be in breach of their Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The discussions with the National Treasury are ongoing.

12 December 2022 - NW4694

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation

Whether, considering his department’s reported concerns about matters of governance at the University of Cape Town (UCT), following widespread media reports about UCT's governance controversies, he will furnish Mr S S Zondo with an update and/or details on the (a) specified governance controversies and (b) expected report from the university’s Council; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister has received the Report from the University Council and it is under consideration by his Office. The Minister will after careful consideration, determine the action to take within the prescripts of the Higher Education Act.

12 December 2022 - NW3838

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

With reference to a presentation on the 2021-22 audit outcomes to the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, wherein the Auditor-General made the finding that payments were made in advance to implementing agents under the Community Works Programme, without evidence of goods and services having been received due to ineffective internal controls for approving and processing payments, what total amount was paid in irregular advance fees to the implementing agents; (2) whether any steps have been taken to recover the irregular payments; if not, why not; if so, what total amount has been recovered; (3) whether any of the implementing agents have been blacklisted from doing business with her department; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. As at 31 March 2022 the balance of uncleared advances made to eight (8) Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) was R26 252 990,01.

2. R20 822 071,84 of the total amount of R26 252 990,01 has been offset against retained project management fees due by the Department to NPOs, leaving a balance of R5 430 918,17 due by three NPOs to the Department. The Department is currently litigating against two NPOs to recover R4 498 778,40 and is still in discussions with one NPO to refund R932 139,76.  Disciplinary action was taken against three employees in the Department for making advance payments in breach of departmental policies.  One employee subsequently retired and the outcome of the disciplinary hearings for two employees have been completed and the Department is awaiting the outcomes of said hearings from the Independent Chairperson.

3. The Department has engaged the National Treasury through the Chief Procurement Officer on a number of Community Works Programme (CWP) related matters, including the possible blacklisting of NPOs found to be in breach of their Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The discussions with the National Treasury are ongoing.

12 December 2022 - NW2771

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION

Whether she has found that the latest annual report of the Auditor-General which reflects on poor service delivery performance of the majority of municipalities is a sign of a failed State; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details. (2) What plans will her departments introduce to improve the constitutional mandate of local government. (3) Whether the specified plans will include consequence management, if not, why not, if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. No.

2. The Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) has presented the reviewed State of Local Government Report and has facilitated the drafting of Municipal Support and Intervention Plans (MSIPs) in collaboration with key sector departments (Water and Sanitation, Human Settlements, Energy, Environment), the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), provincial COGTAs and municipalities. The DCoG through the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) continues to strengthen the capacity of municipalities by providing technical support on infrastructure development and service delivery through deploying 73 professionally registered built environment officials to municipalities across the country. Additional programmes implemented to support municipalities include Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for artisans, water and wastewater process controllers and other technical training courses, partnerships with institutions of higher learning to provide much needed skills at local government.

3. The prerogative to institute consequence management vests in the Municipal Councils. The following legal instruments have been put in place to enable municipal councils to fulfil their constitutional obligations:

1) Disciplinary Regulations for Senior Managers, 2011,

2) Municipal Regulations on Financial Misconduct Procedures and Criminal Proceedings, 2014 and

3) The Disciplinary Procedure Collective Agreement for staff below management echelon, 2018.

12 December 2022 - NW3837

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

With reference to a presentation on the 2021-22 audit outcomes for the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, wherein the Auditor-General made the finding that payments were made in the 2018-19 financial year under the Community Works Programme to non-qualifying government employees due to ineffective internal controls for approving and processing payments, what total amount was paid to the non-qualifying government employees; (2) whether any steps have been taken to recover the irregular payments; if not, why not; if so, what (a) total amount has been recovered and (b) disciplinary action has been taken against government employees who irregularly benefited from the CWP?

Reply:

1. The total unconfirmed (maximum) amount of Community Works Programme (CWP) stipends paid to possible non-qualifying government employees for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020 was R6 300 997,00. This unconfirmed amount involves about 534 government employees in 62 national and provincial departments.

2. The  Director-General of the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) in January 2022 wrote letters to the Directors-General and Heads of Department of all 62 departments to investigate the matter and to either confirm the allegations of double-dipping or to provide evidence to clear findings.  To date 25 departments responded to all findings and 37 departments have responded either partially or not at all.  Findings to the value of R369 640,50 have been cleared and findings to the value of R980 290,50 have been confirmed.  Of the confirmed findings, R769 226,00 is in the process of being recovered and R183 447,00 has been written off since the individuals have left government and are also no longer participating in the CWP. Litigation through the State Attorney is not economical as the individual amounts are small.

a) R12 090,00 has been recovered to date.

b) The Department cannot take disciplinary action directly against or recover funds from persons employed by other government departments.  It is the responsibility of the respective Accounting Officers to take disciplinary action and to recover funds.  The Auditor-General has been requested to also provide the details of findings to the audit managers of the 62 Departments to ensure that Accounting Officers take the necessary action.

12 December 2022 - NW4008

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

With reference to the Makana Local Municipality which is amongst the 64 municipalities that have been identified as dysfunctional in her department’s report to Cabinet and is said to have been deteriorating since the visit of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, with communities sighting the same issues of the lack of water and poor roads, what conclusive evidence and outcomes were drawn from the invocation of section 106 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, in the specified municipalities?

Reply:

It is the responsibility of the MEC for Local Government to invoke section 106 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000. The Department has been informed by the province that there has not been any invocation of section 106 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act at Makana Local Municipality.

12 December 2022 - NW3910

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Langa, Mr TM to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

In light of the fire that broke out in Ward 25 Pantas in the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, what number of houses will her department build for the members of the community who have now been rendered homeless?

Reply:

In light of the fire that occurred on the 31st of October 2022, destroying 28 informal structures in Pantas Hill Informal Settlement, the eThekwini Municipality intervened urgently and supplied building materials for the households to rebuild their informal structures.

As a long-term solution for permanent housing for the residents of Pantas, the eThekwini Municipality appointed professionals to undertake relevant feasibility studies on the possible upgrade of the existing portion of land. However, the result of the feasibility study revealed that the existing portion was not feasible for development.

The Municipality is currently in the process of identifying alternative suitable land close to the existing informal settlement, for the construction of new houses. The number of houses will be determined upon completion of the planning and design processes.

12 December 2022 - NW3644

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

(1)​Whether it is permitted for traditional leaders who are remunerated, including kings, chieftains and senior traditional leaders, to simultaneously serve as remunerated public servants; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) which specified remunerated traditional leaders are presently also appointed in remunerated positions in the Public Service?

Reply:

1. Traditional leaders who are remunerated are not permitted to simultaneously serve as remunerated public servants.

2. The Department of Traditional Affairs (DTA) does not have at its disposal, information on traditional leaders presently appointed in remunerated positions in the public service because such information is the competency of provincial departments of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

12 December 2022 - NW4319

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation

Whether, with reference to the recommendations made to the University of Stellenbosch in the Khampepe Report into allegations of racism at the specified university, his department has any plans in place to convert some of the specified recommendations into best practice guidelines for all universities; if not, why not; if so, how will the first-year welcoming programmes at universities be tailored to incorporate the considerations included in the specified report?

Reply:

The Department is studying the report of the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of Racism at Stellenbosch University (Khampepe Report) and its findings.   The report will have a significant impact on Stellenbosch University and may well offer significant lessons to other South African universities. However, the Department does not prescribe specific strategies to the universities. Universities in South Africa are autonomous but accountable to the Department of Higher Education and Training. In this regard, each university should study the Commission’s report, its findings and recommendations and consider lessons to learn for effective changes.

The circumstances and environments of our institutions of higher learning are unique to each individual institution. Their individual histories; cultures and circumstances are not the same. Therefore, there is no one solution to a problem that could be applied across the sector in this regard. Each university is encouraged to interpret the recommendations and make them relevant to its campuses where necessary. This also applies to ‘first-year welcoming programmes’ which are designed according to the various circumstances at each campus and, also, taking into consideration the specific needs of the university and its students. Therefore, there can be no single prescription made to all the universities.

The Department has its own programmes in place which seek to monitor the transformation of the system, working together with the Council on Higher Education. Reports from the monitoring unit provide an opportunity to reflect on transformation issues in the system and how transformation can better be monitored in the public university system.

Moreover, the Department is implementing the University Capacity Development Programme (UCDP), which is focused on advancing the transformation agenda in university education system in three critical areas: student development/success, staff development and programme/curriculum development. All universities are allocated an annual grant (the University Capacity Development Grant) and are required to use the grant to implement approved three-year project plans (2021–2023) which address the transformation imperatives of the UCDP in its three focus areas as identified above. Each university develops and implements projects and activities that are specific and unique to the University to address transformation needs. This is a resource that can be utilised by universities to support students holistically, through a range of student support initiatives that include academic support, psychosocial support and life skills. Universities will develop new UCDP plans to be implemented from 2024, the guidelines for the implementation of the UCDP (that come in the form of the Ministerial Statement on the Implementation of the University Capacity Development Programme) will endeavour to emphasise the guidelines.

12 December 2022 - NW4035

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

Whether her department and/or any entity reporting to her have budgeted for (a) financial donations and/or (b) sponsorships in the (i) 2018-19, (ii) 2019-20, (iii) 2020-21 and (iv) 2021-22 financial years; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what total amount was (aa) budgeted and (bb) spent in each specified financial year?

Reply:

The Departments of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) and Traditional Affairs (DTA) alongside the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) have not budgeted for financial donations and/or sponsorships in the (i) 2018-19, (ii) 2019-20, (iii) 2020-21 and (iv) 2021-22 financial years.

12 December 2022 - NW4551

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Msimang, Prof CT to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether she will furnish Prof C T Msimang with a skills audit report of employees of the uGu District Municipality who are skilled in (a) electrical infrastructure maintenance and (b) supply of electricity to local residents and businesses to meet the demand for free basic electricity; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

This information was obtained from the Ugu District Municipality (UDM). Accordingly, I have been advised as follows:

a) The Ugu District Municipality (UDM) does not supply electricity to residents and businesses. However, the UDM employs personnel skilled in electrical infrastructure maintenance for management of the electrical component of its water services infrastructure and general electrical maintenance within the municipality.

The qualifications, and years of experience of these employees are as follows:

No.

Position

Age

Qualification

Years of experience

1

Electrician

41

Electrical Trade Test NQF 6

20

2

Electrical Foreman

50

Electrical Trade Test NQF 6

20

3

Electrician

60

Electrical Trade Test NQF 6

16

4

General Worker

53

Electrical Trade Test NQF 6

13

5

Electrician

42

N4 Electrical Engineering Certificate

13

6

Electrical Foreman

47

Electrical Trade Test NQF 6

11

7

Electrician

50

N3 Electrical Engineering Certificate

11

8

Artisan Assistant

50

N5 Electrical Engineering Certificate

11

9

Electrician

38

Electrical Trade Test NQF 6

11

10

Electrician

31

Electrical Trade Test NQF 6

9

11

General Worker

33

Electrical Trade Test NQF 6

6

12

Electrician

37

Electrical Trade Test NQF 6

5

b) Not applicable.

 

12 December 2022 - NW4575

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

Following the discovery of the theft of firearms from the Norwood Police Station, (a) which operations have been conducted nationally to inspect police stations and (b) what were the finds?

Reply:

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12 December 2022 - NW4455

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether her department keeps record of the total number and cost to municipalities of indigent households that are registered in databases for free basic services in each municipality; if not, why not; if so, what (a) was the total number of indigent households in each specified municipality and (b) total amount has each municipality spent on free basic services in the (i) 2019-20 and (ii) 2020-21 financial years?

Reply:

Yes, the Department keeps a record of the total number of indigent households and their cost to each municipality.

a) There is a total number of 3 580 006 indigent households for the 2019/20 financial year. There is no published data for the total number of indigent households for 2020/21 financial year, as the information is currently being consolidated. The breakdown per municipality is attached as Annexure A.

b) (i) (ii) The Department is currently monitoring the expenditure on free basic services through the Municipal Standard Chart of Accounts (mSCoA) initiative led by the National Treasury. The reported total amount spent on free basic services in 2019/20 was R5 240 830 709 and in 2020/21 was R5 985 622 950. The breakdown per municipality is attached as Annexure A.

12 December 2022 - NW4704

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

Whether, in view of the projected retirement wave of teachers peaking in the next few years and the low retention of teachers currently, her department engaged with the Department of Employment and Labour on collaborative initiatives to counter this through the implementation of sustainable employment programmes outside of the Presidential Employment Stimulus to ensure a smooth transition between older and new teachers in schools and/or the education labour market; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The average overall attrition rate of teachers in public schools ranges between 3%-5% which is relatively low by international standards; and thus, suggests a high retention rate overall. The Department, through its internal analysis and collaborative research with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and partners, such as ReSEP-Stellenbosch University, has taken note of the high retirement wave in the next 10 or more years; and working closely with the latter! to address this concern.

The research into the retirement of South African teachers was also done by ReSEP-Stellenbosch University, which acknowledged that South Africa's universities appear prepared to deal with the retirement of teachers, and that university output is on a sound trajectory, and should be able to deal with a demand for a larger workforce.

In addition, and in anticipation of the injection of a high number of new entrants into the system, the Department will intensify the rollout of a comprehensive induction programme. In short, the programme provides holistic support to new teachers, covering not only personal development, but professional and social support. This induction programme will ensure a smooth assimilation of young teachers into the system.

12 December 2022 - NW4674

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Tito, Ms LF to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether he has been advised of numerous cases of family members who are sent from pillar to post due to the mistakes made by his department on death certificates, such as identifying a deceased person as divorced where the person was never married before; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

No, the Department has however issued a circular to all its local front offices directing them on the process and the email address to be used by offices to update or amend the marital status of individuals including the deceased on the National Population Register(NPR).

The relevant details should include the following:

  1. Affidavit from a family member confirming that the deceased person was never married.
  2. ID copy of the deceased person
  3. ID copy of the informant
  4. Copy of death certificate

The Department, if furnished with the details as alluded to above, will investigate and analyse the veracity of the information, and update the details on NPR accordingly.

END

12 December 2022 - NW4688

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Boshoff, Dr WJ to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)       Whether, with reference to her reply to question 4307 on 28 November 2022, she will furnish Dr W J Boshoff with a list of the stakeholders working on the Gender Responsive Pedagogy for Early Childhood Education (GRP4ECE) that have been consulted for the specified policy and/or programme; (2) on what date will the specified programme be rolled out?

Reply:

(1) Before commencement of the phased implementation of the Gender Responsive Pedagogy for Early Childhood Education (GRP4ECE) Toolkit, the following stakeholders were consulted:

  • National Consultative Forum (NCF) of School Governing Body (SGB) Associations;
  • Heads of Education Department Committee (HEDCOM);
  • Broad Management Meeting (BMM) of various units of the Department of Basic Education (DBE) implicated;
  • Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC);
  • South African Council for Educators (SACE);
  • Academic Institutions that provide training of ECD Practitioners;
  • Department of Social Development, the Government Lead on Children; 
  • ECD Training Institutes; and
  • Civil Society Organisations representing the Social Inclusion in Education Working Group (SIiEWG) - as per the detailed list previously provided to the Honourable Member.

(2) Following the pilot in KwaZulu-Natal, the current phased implementation is concluding in Free State, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and North West in December 2022. As per the reply to Question 4307 on 28 November 2022, there is no indication of further rollout, pending identification and allocation of new resources to support rollout. 

12 December 2022 - NW3974

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Khanyile, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Since the expiry of Zimbabwe Special Permits in December 2020, what (a) total number of the holders of the specified permits have applied to renew their permits to date, (b) is the breakdown of the total number of applications in terms of each visa category and (c) total number have been (i) successful and/or (ii) rejected in each visa category?

Reply:

a) Approximately 6000 by September 2022. More applications are streaming in a daily basis.

(b) The breakdown of the total number of applications at the moment in terms of each visa category is as follows, and list not exhaustive.

  • Critical skills – 1195
  • Business - 19
  • General work visas – 62
  • Relative visa – 1006
  • Study visa – 443
  • Retired visa – 19

( c) The information regarding applications that are successful and/or rejected cannot be disclosed at this stage due to the ongoing litigation. One of the disputes before court is on the potential success or otherwise of the application lodged by the affected Zimbabwean nationals.

(d) The Department of Home Affairs has appointed a Departmental Advisory Committee to advice on the visa applications – furthermore, I have approved a significant number of waiver applications lodged by the affected Zimbabwean nationals.

 

END

12 December 2022 - NW4087

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Mokgotho, Ms SM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

On what date will electricity be installed for residents of Extension 2 Boitekong in the Rustenburg Local Municipality?

Reply:

This information was obtained from the Rustenburg Local Municipality. Accordingly, I have been advised as follows:

All houses in formalised areas in Extension 2 Boitekong are electrified. The planned period for electricity provision to the new developments in Extension 2 Boitekong is during the 2024/25 financial year.

12 December 2022 - NW3554

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Groenewald, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1083 on 8 April 2022, any steps were taken by her department to ensure that the 203 municipalities that did not have any infrastructure maintenance plans in place, will develop and implement such plans as a matter of priority; if not, why not; if so, what steps; (2) what total number of the 18 municipalities that only partially implemented their infrastructure maintenance plans have now fully implemented their plans; (3) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. Yes, as at 1 July 2022, all Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) receiving municipalities were allowed and encouraged to utilise up to 5 per cent of their respective MIG allocations to fund activities related to the development of an Infrastructure Asset Management Plan (IAMP). Furthermore, municipalities that have non-compliance pre-directives or directives with the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) may spend up to 10 per cent of their allocations for the urgent repair and refurbishment of water and sanitation infrastructure to restore functionality. These MIG conditions were included in the Division of Revenue Bill (DORA) published in the Government Gazette No. 45903 of 11 February 2022. These reforms were implemented in an effort to ensure that municipalities do not only focus on capitalization, but also set aside funding and invest in maintenance (asset care) of infrastructure.

The Department of Corporate Governance (DCOG) through the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) continues to deploy professionally registered built environment practitioners (Civil and Electrical Engineers as well as Town and Regional Planners) to municipalities to provide technical support and advice on developing and implementing infrastructure maintenance plans. To date MISA, has deployed 73 professionally registered built environment practitioners to support municipalities in accordance with the District Development Model (DDM).

2. None of the 18 municipalities are reported to have fully implemented their infrastructure maintenance plans. The progress will be measured at the end of this financial year (2022/23) as the MIG reforms focusing on Asset Management, Repairs and Maintenance commenced on 1 July 2022. However, it is worth noting that there is paradigm shift towards prioritizing asset care and activities of repairs and maintenance of infrastructure by municipalities as assessed from the business plans being received for project prioritisation.

3. No.

12 December 2022 - NW4557

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Tambo, Mr S to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation

Whether the constant imposition of administrators at institutions of higher learning that are plagued by governance issues has assisted in the governance and operational functions of the affected institutions; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in what areas of governance has the improvement occurred?

Reply:

The Higher Education Act makes provision for the Minister to appoint a person as Administrator, if any of the following circumstances occur:

a) An audit of the financial records of a public higher education institution or the report by an independent assessor or any other report or information reveals financial or other maladministration of a serious nature or serious undermining of the effective functioning of the public higher education institution.

b) If the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that the council of the public higher education institution concerned has failed to comply with the directive within the stated period, or the steps taken fail to remedy the deficiency within a reasonable period.

c) the council of the public higher education institution requests such appointment; or

d) if the council of the public higher education institution is deemed to have resigned (i.e., 75 per cent or more of the members of the council of a public higher education institution resign at a meeting of council.

Three institutions were placed under administration since 2019, namely UFH, VUT and MUT. This is out of 26 public higher education institutions. 

UFH:  Several governance challenges arose at UFH.  Additional details can be found in the report of the Independent Assessor (gazette 42902, dated 13 December 2019). The University Council also found itself in a dilemma as it was unable to reach the required quorum at most of its meetings, which rendered the Council unable to make critical decisions. As a result, the University management was hampered by the inability of Council to meet and discharge its responsibilities.

The problems in the university and within Council continued through until April 2019 when the Minister intervened by appointing an Administrator to take over the functions of the Council. The Administration period came to an end in November 2020, and stability is evident in the Council. 

VUT: Within a decade of VUT being placed under administration, from June 2018 the Minister received correspondence from stakeholders and people from within the University community making allegations and counter-allegations of maladministration, governance, and management challenges. The correspondences revealed challenges relating to governance, management, financial management, the conflicts exacerbated by the existence of factions within Council and management. The circumstances led to the resignation of several members of Council during April 2019, which rendered Council unable to reach the required quorum at most of its meetings and ultimately prevented it and management from discharging their responsibilities.

The subsequent resignation of Council in August 2019 necessitated an intervention at the level of an administrator.  Since the departure of the Administrator in August 2021, VUT has started addressing some historical governance problems. The Department continues to engage with the University about its governance and post-administration work. 

MUT: MUT has a long history of governance challenges. Recurring themes across the various assessors’ findings include governance and management problems characterized by conflict and role confusion; human resources capacity issues; a weak policy environment; a weakly formulated academic project; and an institutional identity and culture that is not consistent with the understanding of what a university should be.

The various independent assessor reports provided recommendations which should have been implemented to enable the University to recover from its problems. On one occasion, the University was placed under administration. Yet, despite this intervention, its problems persisted. The 2018 Report recommended an administration, however after careful consideration of various factors and engagement with the Council, the Minister decided not to appoint an Administrator but rather to issue a directive.

Following the suspension of the VC in April 2020 and the subsequent events, the appointment of yet another Independent Assessor became necessary. Although the Independent Assessor report did not recommend the dissolution of the Council; the Minister considered the Report of the Independent Assessor, the response of the Council, other developments, the advice of the Council on Higher Education; the history of the University; and other recent developments at the University. 

The Administrator's quarterly reports assist the Minister to obtain better insight into the problems which are identified, and how they can be resolved. The above examples show that the appointment of administrators follow serious considerations of what best serves the interest of the academic enterprise. The circumstances in the various institutions necessitated that the mandate of the administrator includes specific tasks to ensure that specific governance-related challenges are addressed.

12 December 2022 - NW4432

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Motsepe, Ms CCS to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

On what date is it envisaged that adequate housing will be provided for residents of the Mzamo informal settlement in the Eastern Cape and (b) What are the further relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

My Department in conjunction with the Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Human Settlements are not able to establish where the Mzamo informal settlement is hence I am not able to adequately respond to the Question. I therefore wish to request the Honourable Member to provide further details such as the municipal area or town where the Mzamo informal settlement is situated as this information will allow me to provide an adequate Reply to the Honourable Member’s Question.

12 December 2022 - NW4184

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

Whether the Community Work Programme has recorded any cases of sexual harassment against participants over the past five years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) are the relevant details and (b) action was taken against the perpetrators?

Reply:

No, there are no recorded cases of sexual harassment against participants over the past five years in the Community Works Programme which have been brought to my attention.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

12 December 2022 - NW4368

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

What is the breakdown of municipalities in each province that use the executive (a) committee model and (b) mayor model?

Reply:

The table below provides a breakdown of the number of municipalities that utilises either the Collective Executive System or the Mayoral Executive System, per province:          

 

NO.

PROVINCE

TYPE OF MUNICIPALITY

   
  1. Collective Executive System
  1. Mayoral Executive System

1.

Eastern Cape

24

15

2.

Free State

12

11

3.

Gauteng

0

11

4.

KwaZulu-Natal

54

0

5.

Limpopo

21

6

6.

Mpumalanga

0

20

7.

Northern Cape

23

8

8.

North West

13

9

9.

Western Cape

0

30

TOTAL

147

110

 

12 December 2022 - NW4538

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether he will furnish Inkosi R N Cebekhulu with the details of (a) the processes of the monthly tribunal that is held to deliberate on applications for identity documents that do not have the required documentation for the normal Home Affairs procedures and (b) the time frame in which persons can expect to receive feedback from the processes of the tribunal; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

a) Yes, in terms of the Births and Death Act (Act 51 of 1992), all notices of birth of any South African that meets the requirements must be registered within thirty (30) days, and a computerised birth certificate is issued. South African citizens not possessing the documentation required to apply for identity documents follow the Late Registration of Birth(LRB) process. The LRB process is in place to accommodate South Africans who have not registered their children within the stipulated 30 days of birth and to ensure that qualifying applicant(s) are assisted with birth registration, where young persons are unable to obtain their identity documents (IDs) as a result of not having evidence of birth registration or proof of birth.

In respect of LRB applications for births above thirty-one (31) days to one (1) year the applicants are not subjected to interviews by the screening committee panelists, however a document verification process is done on the spot with the applicant, and the ID number will be generated by the office of application and as such the birth certificate is issued on the same day, if systems are operational.

However the LRB process for births of one (1) year up to fifteen (15) years and above has more stringent measures, as it is done only at designated local front offices in the province and is subjected to a screening committee which composes of a Chairperson at a District Manager: Operations(DMO) level, Office Manager, Immigration Officer and Secretariat and an additional member.

The steps in the application process and the requirements are as follows:

  • Complete DHA 24 (LRB), DHA 288 (LRB affidavit), and all other relevant forms.
  • Online verification of the informant’s fingerprints against HANIS (Home Affairs National Identification System); or a full set of manual fingerprints taken to be submitted for verification at Head Office, to be verified against HANIS.
  • After verification of fingerprints, they are taken back to office of application to continue with process of application.
  • Applicant(s) to provide Proof of Birth issued by Health Facility where child was born or school letter with copy of admission register from school or baptismal certificate (issued within 5 years of birth).
  • DHA office to conduct further background checks to authenticate the veracity of the information furnished, including information relating to the health facility / school records / church records, etc.
  • Separate interviews conducted for the applicant and informant(s) of the person whose birth is to be registered, through the LRB screening committee, as established by DHA.
  • If above approved by the LRB screening committee the File with all relevant information and supporting documents is sent to DHA Head Office (Pretoria) where the ID number will be generated, provided it complies with all requirements. If approval is not granted the matter is referred to Immigration Services for further investigation with the reasons provided.
  • Short message service (sms) is activated to inform the applicant of the successful application and to collect the birth certificate.
  • Birth Certificate to be collected at the office of application.
  • Applicant can apply for an ID as a result.

b) The turnaround time is one hundred and eighty (180) days, provided that the process above is followed and all requirements are met. However regular adjudication by the screening committee is often delayed by among others:

  • Non-availability of clients for scheduling of interviews as clients change contact details;
  • Insufficient supporting documents on the application and
  • Delays with fingerprint verification due to poor quality of fingerprints taken.

END

12 December 2022 - NW4232

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Buthelezi, Ms SA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, in light of the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) and the IUDF Implementation Plan that identify informal settlement upgrading as a targeted priority, her department will furnish Ms S A Buthelezi with the details on any particularly successful social compacts which have helped facilitate the upgrade of any informal settlements; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) did her department collaborate with other departments to help broker the specified social compacts and (b) what are the greatest (i) challenges and (ii) benefits that the compacts afford?

Reply:

No, the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) has not facilitated any social compacts under the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) for informal settlements.

 

12 December 2022 - NW4351

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Nodada, Mr BB to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What number of (a) schools and (b) learners are signed up for the Learner Unit Tracking System (i) nationally and (ii) in each province?

Reply:

(a)(b)(i)(ii)

Table 1: Number of schools and learners uploaded on the Learner Unit Record Information and Tracking System (LURITS) by province, in 2022

 

Province

Schools

Number of  Learners

Eastern Cape

5 343

1 717 684

Free State

1 052

762 885

Gauteng

3 174

2 425 339

KwaZulu Natal

6 119

2 366 550

Limpopo

3 890

1 744 803

Mpumalanga

1 801

1 091 246

North West

1 572

848 070

Northern Cape

596

302 589

Western Cape

1 887

1 261 054

National

25 434

12 520 220

 

Note: 

Due to the rigorous quality control measures embedded in the LURITS, the system can reject records e.g duplicated learners or learners without grade or subject allocations, to ensure better quality of learner data.

This however is mediated by a stringent process to identify, verify and quality assure the rejected learners and to ensure all learners are accurately accounted for in the Sector before finalising the annual statistics.

12 December 2022 - NW4442

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

With reference to a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 21 September 2022 on the state of a section 139(7) intervention in the Manguang Metropolitan Municipality, in which her department indicated that national and provincial government departments and other organs of state owe the specified municipality about R1,3 billion in arrears, (a) what are the relevant details of each of the national and provincial departments and organs of state that owe payments to the municipality for more than 30 days as at 1 September 2022, (b)(i) what total amount is owed by each of the specified departments and organs of state and (ii) for what period of time based on an age analysis, (c) which of the debts are disputed by the relevant departments and organs of state and (d) what measures has she and/or her department taken to ensure that the maximum payment of the specified arrear debts are made as soon as possible?

Reply:

a) National Public Works

Provincial Public Works

Schools

National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

Free State Development Corporation

b)(i) The total amounts owed by each of the specified departments and organs of state is as follows:

Details

Debt Owed

Provincial Public Works

R 995 917 877

National Public Works

R 263 568 751

Schools

R 609 614 723

National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

R 2 825 912

Free State Development Corporation (FDC)

R 410 137 757

b)(ii) The detailed balances and age analysis for debt owed by national and provincial departments are as follows:

Mangaung Metro

Unallocated Credit

Previous

Current

30 Days

60 Days

90 Days

120 Days

120 Days +

Total Debt

Provincial Public Works

-87 307 544

33 110 974

0

29 701 878

29 306 915

27 575 747

27 385 429

663 879 362

723 652 761

Schools - Water only

0

4 539 092

0

4 520 159

4 573 581

8 844 803

4 437 027

147 018 746

173 933 407

FDC

-454 590

5 363 353

0

4 813 283

3 726 426

10 926 322

4 886 103

385 601 951

414 862 848

National Public Works

-48 899 229

11 073 354

0

8 329 633

7 479 261

7 672 007

6 843 384

271 070 341

263 568 751

National Department of Land & Rural Development

-983 161

298 324

0

289 987

219 046

211 729

209 958

2 580 030

2 825 912

Total

-137 644 524

54 385 097

0

47 654 940

45 305 228

55 230 608

43 761 901

1 470 150 429

1 578 843 680

                   

Entity Electricity - Centlec

Unallocated Credit

Previous

Current

30 Days

60 Days

90 Days

120 Days

120 Days +

Total Debt

Provincial Public Works

0

0

0

20 837 769

4 801 685

72 743 976

3 112 167

170 769 519

272 265 116

Schools - Water only

0

0

0

33 344 802

7 683 703

4 980 120

4 568 427

385 104 263

435 681 317

FDC

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

National Public Works

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

National Department of Land and Rural Development

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

-

-

-

54 182 571

12 485 388

77 724 096

7 680 594

555 873 783

707 946 432

c) National Public Works disputed an amount of approximately R 155 million.

d) Meetings have been conveed with debtors to facilitate payment of arrear debt to the Metro including the issuance of letters of demand reflecting amounts outstanding on their municipal accounts.

12 December 2022 - NW4526

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Hlengwa, Mr M to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether, with reference to transactional agreements between individuals in exchange for marriages and identity documents which has caused a rise in identity theft and unknown illegal marriages that he alluded to, his department has taken any steps to also address the oversight and prevent the huge number of individuals who have also been recognised lawfully as married and have unknowingly had their identity stolen by others; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) how has he found it to be possible that his department is failing to adequately provide identity documents to some while individuals find themselves married without their consent?

Reply:

a) Yes, the Department has a procedure for dealing with reported fraudulent marriages and identity theft. To elaborate further,it must be highlighted that identity documents theft and fraud, in most cases, does not necessarily involve only the Departmental officials but also the public at large, contractors or service providers, etc., that very well form part of the corrupt activities.

The Department however assists victims of identity theft if the case is reported by the aggrieved or affected persons. Victims should immediately report identity theft through the Law enforcement agencies, mainly the South African Police Services(SAPS) and also the Departments’ Immigration Services Branch to assume investigations and to provide feedback on findings in this regard. Victims can also call the National Anti-Corruption Hotline to report cases of fraud and corruption. Where there is sufficient evidence provided and it can be proven without doubt that the marriage is fraudulent, the Department expunges such a marriage and provides feedback to the victims.

The Department due to the number of fraudulent marriages reported every year has implemented some measures that have largely contributed in reducing the number of fraudulent marriages, as follows:

  • Introduction of a new marriage register (DHA-30) which requires a photo and thumbprint of the couples for verification purposes.
  • The Department requires prospective couples to make an appointment with the nearest front office to verify the marital status and to subject themselves to brief interviews prior to registration of the marriage.
  • On the day of the marriage, a couple must present the following documents to the person officiating at the marriage ceremony:
  • Identity documents (for each person getting married).
  • If a foreign national is marrying a South African citizen, the non-citizen should present a valid passport as well as well as a completed BI-31 Form (Declaration for the Purpose of Marriage, Letter of no impediment to confirm that he/she is not married in country of origin).
  • If the marriage is for a minor (a person under the age of 18 years), written consent is needed in the form of DHA32 by both parents/ legal guardian or form DHA34 from the Commissioner of Child Welfare or a judge. In the case where the marriage is between minors under the ages of 18 for boys or 15 for girls, written consent from the Minister of Home Affairs will also be required.
  • If any of the persons who are getting married are divorced, the final decree of divorce should be furnished.
  • If any of the persons who are getting married are widowed, the deceased spouse’s death certificate must be submitted.

b) No, as indicated above in (a), the Department does not have challenges in providing identity documents to any individuals who found themselves married without their consent or due to identity theft. In terms of the Identification Act. (No. 68 of 1997) the Department provides identity documents to all citizens of the country provided that, their particulars are included in the population register and provided that they apply in the prescribed manner for an identity document.

END

12 December 2022 - NW4507

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

In light of the fact that the SA Police Service returned an amount of R31 806 000 allocated for the development of new police stations and other essential infrastructure projects to the National Treasury due to the apparent inability of his department and (b)(i) how and (ii) by what date the projects be constructed?

Reply:

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12 December 2022 - NW3930

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Mohlala, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

What number of houses have been built by her department since July 2022, (b) where have the houses been built and (c) who is the service provider to whom her department awarded the contract to build the specified houses?

Reply:

a) The Department has built 11 971 units from July 2022 to November 2022

Province

Total Units (Jul - Oct 2022)

Eastern Cape

1 479

Free State

149

Gauteng

1 671

KwaZulu-Natal

3 908

Limpopo

1 029

Mpumalanga

455

Northern Cape

77

North West

1 257

Western Cape

1 946

 

11 971

b) The houses have been built in the following areas:

Province

District Municipality

Local Municipality

Town

Units Built (Jul - Oct 2022)

EASTERN CAPE

Alfred Nzo DM

Mbizana LM

Amabhanoyi

20

 

 

 

Xholobeni

25

 

 

Ntabankulu LM

Ntabankulu

78

 

 

Umzimvubu LM

Dundi

37

 

 

 

Lubhacweni

31

 

 

 

Nkungwini

19

 

Amathole DM

Amahlathi LM

Stutterheim

1

 

 

Great Kei LM

Komga

8

 

 

Raymond Mhlaba LM

Cwaru

58

 

Buffalo City Metro

Buffalo City Metro

Buffalo Flats Area P

2

 

 

 

East London

119

 

 

 

King William's Town

16

 

 

 

Madantsane

4

 

 

 

Newlands

12

 

 

 

Potsdam East

23

 

Chris Hani DM

Emalahleni LM (EC)

Indwe

15

 

 

Engcobo LM

Ngcobo 

90

 

 

Enoch Mgijima LM

Queenstown

21

 

 

Intsika Yethu LM

Cofimvaba

32

 

 

Sakhisizwe LM

Cala

218

 

Chris Hani DM

Intsika Yethu LM

Kwahala

20

 

Joe Gqabi DM

Elundini LM

Maclear

14

 

 

 

Mount Fletcher

1

 

 

Senqu LM

Sterkspruit (Transkei)

7

 

 

Walter Sisulu LM

Steynsburg

15

 

Nelson Mandela Bay Metro

Nelson Mandela Bay Metro

Port Elizabeth

155

 

 

 

Uitenhage

5

 

O.R.Tambo DM

Ingquza Hill LM

Flagstaff

59

 

 

King Sabata Dalindyebo LM

Libode

10

 

 

 

Lusikisiki

1

 

 

 

Mthatha

60

 

 

Mhlontlo LM

Qumbu

29

 

 

 

Tsolo

19

 

 

Nyandeni LM

Libode

60

 

 

 

Ngqeleni

47

 

 

Port St Johns LM

Port St Johns

115

 

Sarah Baartman DM

Dr Beyers Naudé LM

Graaff-Reinet

8

 

 

Ndlambe LM

Alexandria

8

 

 

 

Kenton-On-Sea

17

FREE STATE

Fezile Dabi DM

Moqhaka LM

Kroonstad

2

 

 

Ngwathe LM

Koppies

2

 

Lejweleputswa DM

Matjhabeng LM

Welkom

1

 

Mangaung Metro

Mangaung Metro

Botshabelo

21

 

 

 

Kwakwatsi

13

 

 

 

Mangaung Ext 20

4

 

 

 

Mangaung Ext 35

80

 

 

 

Rheederpark

9

 

 

 

Sasolburg

2

 

Xhariep DM

Kopanong LM

Bethulie

1

 

 

 

Fauresmith

6

 

 

 

Maphodi

2

 

 

Mohokare LM

Jagersfontein

1

 

 

 

Smithfield

5

GAUTENG

City of Ekurhuleni Metro

City of Ekurhuleni Metro

Etwatwa Ext 37

59

 

 

 

Nigel

80

 

 

 

Palm Ridge

19

 

 

 

Palm Ridge Ext 10 & 12

6

 

 

 

Palm Ridge Ext 18 & 19

87

 

 

 

Tsakane 22

1

 

City of Johannesburg Metro

City of Johannesburg Metro

Goudrand

226

 

 

 

Jabulani

104

 

City of Tshwane Metro

City of Tshwane Metro

Hammanskraal

186

 

 

 

Sokhulumi

3

 

 

 

Soshanguve

14

 

Sedibeng DM

Emfuleni LM

Meyerton

50

 

 

 

Sebokeng

70

 

 

Lesedi LM

Heidelberg

84

 

 

 

Impumelelo

394

 

 

Midvaal LM

Savanah City

13

 

West Rand DM

Merafong City LM

Khutsong

252

 

 

Mogale City LM

Munsieville

23

KWAZULU-NATAL

Amajuba DM

Dannhauser LM

Buhlebomzinyathi

61

 

 

Newcastle LM

Charlestown

16

 

 

 

Madadeni

25

 

eThekwini Metro

eThekwini Metro

Durban

170

 

 

 

Emalangeni

3

 

 

 

Embo

1

 

 

 

Etafuleni

28

 

 

 

Ethekwini

108

 

 

 

Kanku Road

98

 

 

 

Kennedy Road

34

 

 

 

Mhlangeni

10

 

 

 

Mqhawe

195

 

 

 

Nazareth

1

 

 

 

Ngcolosi

41

 

 

 

Ngonyanweni (1)

82

 

 

 

Nsukazi

14

 

 

 

Ntshaseni

41

 

 

 

Ntuzuma

23

 

 

 

Phumelelani

9

 

 

 

Sobonakona (1)

185

 

 

 

Tshelimnyama

41

 

 

 

Umbumbulu (1)

1

 

 

 

Vumengazi

29

 

Harry Gwala DM

Ubuhlebezwe LM

Hlokozi

18

 

 

 

Mfulonubi Informal

54

 

 

 

Sangcwaba

100

 

 

 

Ubuhlebethu

7

 

 

 

Ufafa

73

 

 

uMzimkhulu LM

Dumisa

14

 

Ilembe DM

E'ndondakusuka LM

Macambini Ext.2

271

 

 

 

Mnqobokazi

110

 

 

KwaDukuza LM

Kwadukuza/Stanger

17

 

 

 

Ntshawini

37

 

 

 

Sakhamkhanya

1

 

 

Mandeni LM

Isithebe

62

 

 

Maphumulo LM

Maqumbi

44

 

 

Ndwedwe LM

Ndwedwe

85

 

 

 

Nonoti

111

 

 

 

Qwabe

11

 

King Cetshwayo DM

Nkandla LM

Mangidini

61

 

 

 

Ngono

83

 

 

uMfolozi LM

Hlanzeni

32

 

 

uMlalazi LM

Mathonsini

11

 

Ugu DM

Ray Nkonyeni LM

Amhlongwa

2

 

 

 

Kwamavundla

3

 

 

 

Masinenge

116

 

 

 

Oshabeni

41

 

 

 

Shangase

159

 

 

Umdoni LM

Amahlongwa

53

 

 

 

Amandawe

36

 

 

Umuziwabantu LM

Kwamboto

67

 

 

 

Mazakhele

62

 

 

Umzumbe LM

Shangase

26

 

Umgungundlovu DM

Mkhambathini LM

Kwagcina

5

 

 

The Msunduzi LM

Azalea

34

 

 

 

Edendale S

19

 

 

uMshwathi LM

Trustfeed

49

 

Umkhanyakude DM

Big 5 Hlabisa LM

Makhasa

2

 

 

Jozini LM

Jozini

75

 

 

Mtubatuba LM

Nkondosi

19

 

 

uMhlabuyalingana LM

Kwambila

20

 

Umzinyathi DM

Endumeni LM

Dlamini

2

 

 

 

Manyongazane

4

 

 

Msinga LM

Msinga

107

 

 

Nquthu LM

Mbokodwe

31

 

 

 

Nquthu

1

 

 

Umvoti LM

Greytown

8

 

 

 

Mabomvini

6

 

 

 

Nhlosweni

23

 

 

 

Umvoti Nu

1

 

Uthukela DM

Indaka LM

Fitty Park

6

 

 

Inkosi Langalibalele LM

Mimosadale

134

 

 

 

Mnyangweni

4

 

 

 

Shayamoya (1)

16

 

 

Okhahlamba LM

Amazizi

73

 

 

 

Emmaus

81

 

 

 

Moyeni

13

 

Zululand DM

Abaqulusi LM

Emadresini

4

 

 

 

Nhlangwini

18

 

 

eDumbe LM

Opuzane

10

 

 

Nongoma LM

Nkalakuthaba

24

 

 

 

Ogedleni

3

 

 

Ulundi LM

Phenyane

27

 

 

uPhongolo LM

Kwalubisi

43

 

 

 

Mdiyane

44

 

 

 

Nyawoshane

19

LIMPOPO

Capricorn DM

Blouberg LM

Mashalane

36

 

 

Lepelle-Nkumpi LM

Blydrift

8

 

 

 

Ga-Mampa

37

 

 

 

Mahlatjane

1

 

 

 

Moletlane

4

 

 

Polokwane LM

Makgaung

23

 

 

 

Makoshala

42

 

 

 

Polokwane Ext 133

58

 

 

 

Polokwane Ext 134

17

 

 

 

Polokwane Ext 78

21

 

 

 

Sefene

27

 

 

 

Setateng

22

 

 

 

Thakgalang

6

 

Greater Sekhukhune DM

Elias Motsoaledi LM

Bapeding

44

 

 

 

Doroom

6

 

 

Ephraim Mogale LM

Kromdraai

20

 

 

 

Marble Hall

2

 

 

 

Matla-A-Ramoshebo

34

 

 

 

Regae

18

 

 

Fetakgomo-Greater Tubatse LM

Apel

33

 

 

 

Burgersfort

24

 

 

 

Haenertsburg

3

 

 

 

Mapareng

31

 

 

 

Nchabeleng

25

 

 

 

Phiring

34

 

 

 

Steelpoort

2

 

 

Fetakgomo-Tubatse LM

Mahlokwane

12

 

 

 

Modimole

29

 

 

Makhuduthamaga LM

Jane Furse

1

 

 

 

Mashegwane-Tswaledi

5

 

 

 

Phatantshwane

23

 

 

 

Pitsaneng

15

 

Mopani DM

Ba-Phalaborwa LM

Mapikiri

26

 

 

Greater Letaba LM

Mohokone

10

 

 

Greater Tzaneen LM

Lwandlamuni

10

 

 

 

Sape

6

 

Vhembe DM

Collins Chabane LM

Bevhula

31

 

 

 

Nwamatatani

6

 

 

 

Ribungwani

15

 

 

Makhado LM

Elim

19

 

 

Musina LM

Mutale A

31

 

 

 

Rangani

11

 

 

Thulamela LM

Gogogo

71

 

 

 

Muledzhi

9

 

 

 

Tshanzhe

16

 

 

 

Tshivhilidulu

2

 

Waterberg DM

Bela-Bela LM

Bela Bela Ext 25

22

 

 

Lephalale LM

Tshikota

11

 

 

Mogalakwena LM

Galelia

50

 

 

 

Preezberg

3

 

 

 

Rapadi

6

 

 

 

Rooibokfontein

11

MPUMALANGA

Ehlanzeni DM

Bushbuckridge LM

Alexandria

5

 

 

 

Clare "A"

8

 

 

 

Mandela Village

1

 

 

 

Marcia

8

 

 

 

Mkhuhlu-F

2

 

 

 

Thabakgolo Trust

2

 

 

City of Mbombela LM

Emjindini Ext 19

3

 

 

 

Kabokweni

2

 

 

 

Karino

4

 

 

 

Matsulu

13

 

 

 

Msogwaba

6

 

 

 

Umjindi Trust

15

 

 

Mbombela LM

Karino

5

 

 

Thaba Chweu LM

Lydenburg

4

 

Ehlanzeni DM

Bushbuckridge LM

Bushbuckridge 

7

 

Gert Sibande DM

Chief Albert Luthuli LM

Elukwatini

2

 

 

Dipaleseng LM

Balfour

100

 

 

Govan Mbeki LM

Bethal

5

 

 

Mkhondo LM

Mkhondo

101

 

 

 

Piet Retief

25

 

 

Msukaligwa LM

Breyten

37

 

 

 

Ermelo

1

 

Nkangala DM

Dr JS Moroka LM

Siyabuswa

6

 

 

Emakhazeni LM

Belfast

13

 

 

 

Waterval Boven

4

 

 

Emalahleni LM (MP)

Emalahleni

1

 

 

 

Witbank

14

 

 

Steve Tshwete LM

Middelburg - Mp

59

 

 

Thembisile Hani LM

Kwamhlanga

1

 

 

Victor Khanye LM

Delmas

1

NORTHERN CAPE

Frances Baard DM

Dikgatlong LM

Barkly West

10

 

 

Sol Plaatje LM

Kimberley

18

 

John Taolo Gaetsewe DM

Ga-Segonyana LM

Kuruman

14

 

 

Joe Morolong LM

Mothibistad

10

 

Pixley ka Seme DM

Siyathemba LM

Prieska

24

 

 

Umsobomvu LM

Colesberg

1

NORTHWEST

Bojanala DM

Kgetlengrivier LM

Derby

3

 

 

Madibeng LM

Brits

41

 

 

Moretele LM

Moretele

151

 

 

Moses Kotane LM

Mogwase

215

 

 

Rustenburg LM

Rustenburg

208

 

Dr Kenneth Kaunda DM

City of Matlosana LM

Klerksdorp

33

 

 

 

Orkney

21

 

 

JB Marks LM

Ventersdorp

19

 

 

Maquassi Hills LM

Leeudoringstad

30

 

 

 

Wolmaransstad

77

 

Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati DM

Lekwa-Teemane LM

Bloemhof

7

 

 

Naledi LM

Vryburg

119

 

Ngaka Modiri Molema DM

Ditsobotla LM

Lichtenburg

65

 

 

Mahikeng LM

Mafikeng

20

 

 

 

Mahikeng

72

 

 

Ratlou LM

Kraaipan

5

 

 

Tswaing LM

Delareyville

171

WESTERN CAPE

Cape Winelands DM

Breede Valley LM

Worcester

129

 

 

Langeberg LM

Robertson

112

 

 

Stellenbosch LM

Stellenbosch

98

 

City of Cape Town Metro

City of Cape Town Metro

Blue Downs

58

 

 

 

Cape Town

920

 

Garden Route DM (old Eden)

Bitou LM

Plettenberg Bay

66

 

 

George LM

Kleinkratz

2

 

 

 

Syfertontein

3

 

 

Knysna LM

Knysna

15

 

 

Mossel Bay LM

Mossel Bay

10

 

 

Oudtshoorn LM

Oudtshoorn

84

 

Overberg DM

Overstrand LM

Gans Bay

92

 

West Coast DM

Cederberg LM

Citrusdal

14

 

 

Matzikama LM

Vredendal North

162

 

 

Swartland LM

Malmesbury

181

TOTAL

     

11 971

c) The National Department does not award contracts to builders, Provinces award contracts to build houses. The service providers that were awarded contracts to build the houses are listed below:

No.

Province

Company Type

Company Name

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Amabhele T/A Petatron Cc Trading

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Bendolite Trading Pty Ltd

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Charlene Bodenstein Services (Pty) Ltd

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Chiware Civil Engineering Constr

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Dignify Construction

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Express Builders Cc

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Ezuluweni Construction

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Gaza Construction

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Gc Housing Cc

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Hydraform Sa (Pty) Ltd

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Ikubantu Trading Enterprise Cc

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Jade Africa Developments Pty

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Kantey & Templer Consulting Engineers

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Kentha Construction

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Kontinental Amigen Consortium

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

L & R Welding And Tool Supplies ( Pty) Ltd

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

M Mashibe General Trade Cc

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Mageba Projects Cc

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Mahiri Construction Jv

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Masakhane Project Managers & Qs

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Milwa Construction

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Mosegedi And Associates

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Mwendane Skills Providers

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Ngangalala Trading Cc

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Quantum Leap Investments 656 (Pty) Ltd

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Real Deal Investors (Pty )Ltd

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Sakhirhi Trading Cc Jv Prhurraz Building Civil

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Simply Do Construction (Pty) L T D

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Snethemba Tshiya Infrastructure Jv

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Stedone Developments

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Summerlane Trading 288cc T/A African Isolations

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Thamandla Cifu & Associates

 

Eastern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Ultramatix Forty Nine Cc

 

Eastern Cape

Developer

Buffalo City Metro Municipality

 

Eastern Cape

Developer

Housing Development Agency (Hda)

 

Eastern Cape

Developer

Ndlambe Municipality

 

Eastern Cape

Developer

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality

 

Eastern Cape

Developer

O.R.Tambo District Municipality

 

Free State

Contractor/Builder

3sixty Precast Concrete

 

Free State

Contractor/Builder

Distinctive Choice 712 Cc

 

Free State

Contractor/Builder

G2g Construction

 

Free State

Contractor/Builder

Iceburg

 

Free State

Contractor/Builder

Jsebaka Madikane Trading

 

Free State

Contractor/Builder

Kaykaysim Projects

 

Free State

Contractor/Builder

Lechesa Manaba Consulting And Projects

 

Free State

Contractor/Builder

Malapi Investment

 

Free State

Contractor/Builder

Mulaudzi's Development Projects

 

Free State

Contractor/Builder

Phethisang Merero General Trading

 

Free State

Contractor/Builder

Reananetse Trading

 

Free State

Contractor/Builder

Shirona

 

Free State

Contractor/Builder

Superb Home & Kitchen Manufacturers

 

Free State

Contractor/Builder

Switch Up Investment

 

Free State

Contractor/Builder

Tshwara Thebe Construction Cc

 

Free State

Contractor/Builder

Tswakeletsa

 

Free State

Contractor/Builder

Zimvo Trading Cc

 

Gauteng

Contractor/Builder

Makole Property Development

 

Gauteng

Contractor/Builder

Ntshiza Technical Services

 

Gauteng

Developer

Blue Print Housing (Pty) Ltd

 

Gauteng

Developer

Inkanyeli Development

 

Gauteng

Developer

Motheo Group

 

Gauteng

Developer

Nep Consulting Engineers

 

Gauteng

Developer

South African Women In Construction

 

Gauteng

Developer

Xanado Trade Ltd Mwalimu Holdings

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Contractor/Builder

Brocon/Miands Joint Venture

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Contractor/Builder

Busizwe Trade & Supplies

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Contractor/Builder

Fezeka Business Services Cc

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Contractor/Builder

Isiboniso Projects Management

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Contractor/Builder

Khazimula Investment Cc

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Contractor/Builder

Mabune Consulting

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Contractor/Builder

Motheo Construction Group (Pty) Ltd

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Contractor/Builder

Stedone Developments (Pty) Ltd

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Developer

Alfred Duma Local Municipality

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Developer

Basfour 170 Cc T/A Fairfield Developments

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Developer

Dannhauser Municipality

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Developer

Ethekwini Municipailty

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Developer

Habitat For Humanity-South Africa

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Developer

Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Developer

Kantey & Templer Pty Ltd

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Developer

Kwadukuza Municipality

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Developer

Msunduzi Housing Association

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Developer

Msunduzi Municipality

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Developer

Newcastle Municipality

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Developer

Ntuzuma H Block 1 And 6 Housing Project

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Developer

Ntuzuma Unit H Block 2 Trust

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Developer

Ray Nkonyeni Municipality

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Developer

Stedone Developments (Pty) Ltd

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Developer

Ubuhlebezwe Municipality

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Developer

Umdoni Municipality

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Developer

Umlalazi Municipality

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Developer

Umpheme Development (Pty) Ltd

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Developer

Umzumbe Municipality

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Developer

Uphongolo Municipality

 

Limpopo

Contractor/Builder

Sello Ramothwakla

 

Limpopo

Developer

Aventino Group

 

Limpopo

Developer

Carorox (Pty) Ltd

 

Limpopo

Developer

Ditlou Suppliers & Services Cc

 

Limpopo

Developer

Dot Africa

 

Limpopo

Developer

Estacol

 

Limpopo

Developer

Firm

 

Limpopo

Developer

Gpmvr

 

Limpopo

Developer

Khanaba Business Enterprise Cc

 

Limpopo

Developer

Koketji

 

Limpopo

Developer

Kwenabel Trading

 

Limpopo

Developer

Letsimane Trading & Projects 85 Cc

 

Limpopo

Developer

Linspire 139 Cc

 

Limpopo

Developer

Lupikopi

 

Limpopo

Developer

Malatsane Business Enterprise (Pty) Ltd

 

Limpopo

Developer

Mamondo Development & Construction Cc

 

Limpopo

Developer

Mangatlu Trading Enterprise

 

Limpopo

Developer

Mavestra Construction

 

Limpopo

Developer

Mdb Projects (Pty) Ltd

 

Limpopo

Developer

Mmamoloko Trading Enterprise Cc

 

Limpopo

Developer

Mmanyana-Anna Trading Enterprise Cc

 

Limpopo

Developer

Monala G/T

 

Limpopo

Developer

Mothikeni

 

Limpopo

Developer

Mzerewa Group (Pty) Ltd

 

Limpopo

Developer

Nax Most Construction

 

Limpopo

Developer

Ngwacon Developers

 

Limpopo

Developer

Nhlohlorhi Tilo Trading Cc T/A Telegenix 655

 

Limpopo

Developer

Prudev Trading

 

Limpopo

Developer

Ramkol Construction & Projects Cc

 

Limpopo

Developer

Rheiland Investment

 

Limpopo

Developer

Rurafo Trading Ent

 

Limpopo

Developer

Smtm Construction Cc

 

Limpopo

Developer

Thaba And Sons

 

Limpopo

Developer

Thale Civils

 

Limpopo

Developer

Thalema

 

Limpopo

Developer

Truminded Entrprises

 

Limpopo

Developer

Veeking

 

Limpopo

Developer

Zerbacraft Pty

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Amaphikankani Co-Operative Pty

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Balethavha Business Enterprise

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Crane Fly Trading Cc

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Deepspace Construction

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Delu Trading Cc

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Elsina Construction And Projects

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Gumza Technologies

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Inga Asavela Investment

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Kd Madonsela Trading & Projects

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Maphoyisa Construction

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Maroala Enterprise

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Matjoba Maria Trading

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Mazocha Business Enterprise

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Mbhene Trading

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Mnomo Maintenance And Costruction

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Mthwakazi Africa Investment

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Mtjopi Trading

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Na075 Trading

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Rospa Trading 49 Cc

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Sakhile And Sikhulile Trading Pty

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Sizampilo Projects Cc

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Sukuyimani Construction

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Superose Pty Ltd

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Tssn Carriers

 

Mpumalanga

Contractor/Builder

Ucebisile Umnotho (Pty) Ltd

 

Mpumalanga

Developer

Basadi Civil Construction

 

Mpumalanga

Developer

Infratech Projects

 

Mpumalanga

Developer

Prince Of Tides

 

Mpumalanga

Developer

Sizampilo Projects

 

Mpumalanga

Developer

Tiger Business Enterprise

 

Mpumalanga

Developer

Xjr Construction Cc

 

Northern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Gap Infrastructure Corporation (Gic)

 

Northern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Modiles Logistics

 

Northern Cape

Contractor/Builder

Neoking Trading Cc

 

Northern Cape

Contractor/Builder

V3 Consulting Engineers

 

Northern Cape

Developer

Moke Construction And Projects

 

Northern Cape

Developer

Settley Trading (Pty) Ltd

 

Northern Cape

Supplier

Biz Afrika985 (Pty)Ltd

 

North West

Developer

Agisanang Velakude Jv

 

North West

Developer

Andisa Consulting

 

North West

Developer

Baipati Civil And Electrical Contractor

 

North West

Developer

Ch Enterprises

 

North West

Developer

Dick'n Roll Construction

 

North West

Developer

Drop Dot

 

North West

Developer

Ezekiel Moeti Construction

 

North West

Developer

Leano 87 Solutions

 

North West

Developer

Leretletse-Lesedi

 

North West

Developer

Leungo Construction

 

North West

Developer

M P Construction

 

North West

Developer

Malapane Property Service & Development

 

North West

Developer

Marabe Projects (Pty) Ltd

 

North West

Developer

Masikhule Project Consultants

 

North West

Developer

Mercycon Construction And Projects

 

North West

Developer

Metroprojects Development

 

North West

Developer

Mhlava Civil Construction

 

North West

Developer

Nxm Construction

 

North West

Developer

Pace Setters Construction & Supply Of Goods

 

North West

Developer

Rauco Trading Enterprise Cc

 

North West

Developer

Renanao Construction (Pty) Ltd

 

North West

Developer

Renekhumo Developers (Pty)Ltd

 

North West

Developer

Ryxor

 

North West

Developer

Sdn Civils (Pty) Ltd

 

North West

Developer

Sechoaro Supply And Delivery Cc

 

North West

Developer

Sekoko Sam Matubetube T/A Vision Construction

 

North West

Developer

Sun Success Construction And Projects Cc

 

North West

Developer

Tigane Developers And Property Administrators Cc

 

North West

Developer

World Focus 2346

 

Western Cape

Developer

Cederberg Municipality

 

Western Cape

Developer

City Of Cape Town

 

Western Cape

Developer

Langeberg Municipality

 

Western Cape

Developer

Matzikama Municipality

 

Western Cape

Developer

Oudtshoorn Municipality

 

Western Cape

Developer

Stellenbosch Municipality

 

Western Cape

Developer

Swartland Municipality

 

Western Cape

Developer

Swellendam Mun

 

Western Cape

Developer

Western Cape Dept Of Human Settlements

12 December 2022 - NW4546

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

Whether his department has any plans in place to avail persons who can communicate in sign language at police stations to ensure that persons with hearing impairments are able to report crime; if not, what alternative solutions does the SA Police Service currently have in place to ensure equality of access to justice for persons with disabilities; if so, what are the relevant details?

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12 December 2022 - NW4545

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

What are the details of the number of cases of (a) assault on the elderly and (b) theft and/or embezzlement of SA Social Security Agency grant money of the elderly that were reported to the SA Police Service in 2021?

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12 December 2022 - NW4524

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Hlengwa, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

Whether he will furnish Mr M Hlengwa with a list of (a) all the satellite police stations that are not currently operational in KwaZulu-Natal and (b) the area that the specified satellite station serve; if not, why not; if so, what (i) are the relevant details and (ii) are the reasons that the satellite police stations are not operational ?

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09 December 2022 - NW4559

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Hlonyana, Ms NKF to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

Why has the drive to remove alien plants not been replaced with as afforestation drive in all the areas along the Mont-Aux-Source foothills?

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09 December 2022 - NW4504

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

(1) Whether, after almost six years, her department has any plan to ensure that all 90 students who received the bursary to study towards the Environmental Science Technician NQF Level 6 course will have the opportunity to complete their studies; if not, why not; if so, (a) what is the plan and (b) is there an adequate budget. (2) What is the envisaged date that her department will ensure that all specified students will complete the specified course?

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09 December 2022 - NW4521

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

(1) (a) What number of meetings have been held by the Mintech Working Group, which is chaired by the SA National Biodiversity Institute, (b) (i) on what date and (ii) where was each meeting held and (c) on what date will the next meeting be convened, (2) what (a) is the core mandate of the Mintech Working Group and (b) are the intended outcomes (3) what were the potential stumbling blocks that were identified for the smooth functioning of the work group?

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09 December 2022 - NW4510

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Kruger, Mr HC to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

What steps has she and her department taken to protect the wetlands in the Wakkerstroom area against illegal mining activities?

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09 December 2022 - NW4596

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

(1) With reference to Chapter 4 of the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, Act 24 of 2008, what (a) measures has her department taken to identify estuaries and (b) are the qualifying identification criteria that are used in each province ; (2) whether Estuary Management Plans (EMP) have been established for all the estuaries in each province; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) (a) what are the minimum requirements included in the EMP, (b) how does her department monitor compliance with the EMPs in each province and (c) what punitive measures have been taken against offending parties who have contravened EMPs in each province (i) in (aa) 2018, (bb) 2019 and (cc) 2020 and (ii) since 1 January 2021?

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08 December 2022 - NW4544

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What are the details of how his department has supported matriculants to obtain their identity documents to ensure that they can write their examinations?

Reply:

The Departments of Home Affairs and Basic Education entered into a Memorandum of understanding in 2010 regarding the mutual cooperation, support and sharing of information. This agreement assisted in facilitating access and visits to schools. Each and every year, the Department of Basic education provides list of learners without Identity documents to Home Affairs and the list is shared with the provinces.

Upon the receipt of the above list, provinces prepare schedules to visit schools using Mobile units, where learners who are 16 years and above including matriculants are assisted in applying and in obtaining their Identity documents as a result.

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08 December 2022 - NW4684

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Chabangu, Mr M to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

(a) What (i) steps of intervention has he taken recently to curb the rising youth unemployment rate and (ii) strategy is in place in this regard and (b) on what date is it envisaged that the numbers will begin to decrease?

Reply:

A 1. What steps of intervention has he taken recently to curb the rising youth unemployment rate?

The Department provides employment services through its 126 labour centres and 475 visiting points that are spread across the country and are located in both urban, townships and rural areas. We also have projects that we fund through the Unemployment Insurance Fund Labour Activation Program and the Compensation Fund Rehabilitation Labour Activation Program. We are also involved in partnership interventions with the Presidency, under the Presidential Youth Employment Stimulus Initiative, where in we have been assigned to coordinate these initiatives through a National Pathway Management working closely with GTAC.

During the period April 2022- September 2022, the Department registered more than 570,000 new work seekers on its ESSA database of which 364,110 were youth, Female= 215 427 and male= 148 683

More than 92000 work opportunities were registered by employers with the Department. More than 44000 work seekers were placed into employment opportunities. 30,472 were youth and Female= 17,292 and male=13,180.

A further 174403 work seekers were provided with life skills interventions and employment counselling interventions to help them transition to the labour market. 131,568 were youth and Female= 83,105 and male= 48,463.

A 2. What strategy is in place in this regard?

The Department through its entities also provides assistance to support employment and also job preservation, these includes:

  • (Transfer funding to Supported Employment Enterprises to provide special employment to People with Disabilities
  • Transfer funding to Designated National Organizations and Workshops for People with Disabilities), a total 1041 workers are being subsidised of which, 489 are youth.
  • Transfer funding to Productivity South Africa to promote Productivity and Competitiveness
  • Transfer funding to Compensation Fund for Occupational Injuries and Diseases incurred by Public Servants
  • Transfer funding to CCMA for job retention and job preservation activities.
  • There is also the Labour Activation Programs that is provided by the UIF and the Compensation Fund.
  • The Department is also developing a National Employment Policy that will be available soon for public comment that is anchored on 9 pillars.
  • The Department is also making it easier for youth to gain access to entry level employment by preventing displacement, by foreign workers, through the finalisation of a Labour migration policy and related amendments to the Employment Services Act, 2014.

b. On what date is it envisaged that the numbers will begin to decrease?

It is difficult to predict exactly when the numbers of unemployment will begin to decrease as this is dependent on a number of factors, the most important of which, is economic growth. The latest quarterly labour force survey from Statistics South Africa indicates that there were about 269,000 less people unemployed in Q3:2022 than in Q2:2022. South Africa’s unemployment rate decreased by 1,0 percentage point to 32,9% in Q3:2022 compared to Q2:2022. Expanded unemployment rate decreased by 1,0 percentage point to 43,1% in Q3:2022 compared to Q2:2022.

08 December 2022 - NW4548

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

Whether, in view of a recent presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs that indicates that the Republic is home to 15 million undocumented persons, he has found that the numbers point to (a) a complete failure by his department to implement its own immigration laws and (b) a safety and security threat to the nation; if not, why not in each case; if so, what steps will be taken to remedy the perceived illegal migration crisis in the Republic?

Reply:

a) Honourable member, firstly I want to iterate that the department does not believe that figure is accurate as we have not been provided scientific evidence that it is so. The most credible source the department is aware of is the figures given by the Statistician General Risenga Maluleke where a figure of 3.95 million foreign nationals are said to be in South Africa according to their mid-year population estimates in 2021.

Secondly, the Department is not failing to implement its own immigration laws as indicated in its annual reports, through various programmes, including the law enforcement operations in the security cluster to detect unlawful immigrants, prosecute and deport them or issue orders to leave.

To prevent re-offending, their details are captured on the Visa Entry and Stop List and the entry as well as departure of all travellers are recorded on the Movement Control System. This is one of the tools that Port Control utilises to prevent undesirable or prohibited persons from entering into the country.

The review of the systems of managing the issuing and extension of temporary residence visas and conferring of permanent residence permits is underway to improve the effectiveness of the policy, infrastructure and implementation.

b) The porousness of the country’s borders is well-documented, hence the establishment of the Border Management Authority to respond and manage the borderline under one strategic and implementation structure. The performance in the target areas will be reviewable within the 2023/24 financial year, with effect from 1 April 2023.

The department will continue with its enforcement activities within the country as well as the deployment of the newly formed Border Guard of the Border Management Authority.

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08 December 2022 - NW4585

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(a) What total number of former members of the Azanian People’s Liberation Army are still languishing in jail, (b) what offences did they commit and (c) how long has each member been in jail?

Reply:

The admission system utilised by the Department of Correctional Services does not provide for the capturing of political affiliation of inmates, the requested information is therefore unavailable.

END