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04 November 2020 - NW2133

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What; (a) Is the current municipal debt outstanding to Eskom by each municipality and (b) Attempts have been made to collect the outstanding specified municipal debt to Eskom? NW2696E

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

a) The total debt owed by municipalities as at 31 July 2020 is R46.1 billion, of which R31 billion is overdue debt. The details of the age analysis of the total debt owed by each municipality to Eskom, as at 31 July 2020 are set out in Annexure A.

b) Eskom has implemented several interventions to collect the outstanding debt owed as set out in Table 1 below:

Table 1: Interventions by Eskom to collect outstanding debt

Interventions by Eskom

Implemented concessions as agreed with SALGA

  • Eskom increased the payment days from 15 to 30 days for all non-metropolitan municipalities, reduced the interest rate on arrears, and applies payments to capital first before interest.
  • Eskom offers payment plans as a means to make the payment of the arrear debt more affordable over a period of time.

Interventions by Eskom

Focus on enhancing and enforcing current revenue management processes

  • This includes direct engagement with defaulting municipalities, issuing contract breach notices with the intention of encouraging a remedy of the breach, interruption of supply, and also litigating by issuing summons for payment.
  • Legal pursuance of debt owed also extends to the attachment of assets and bank accounts of certain municipalities.

Partnering with government

  • Eskom fully participates in intergovernmental structures such as the Eskom Political Task Team and the Multi-disciplinary Revenue Committee that is convened by the Office of the Deputy President.
  • Eskom offers its services and expertise in the form of active partnering with stakeholders to improve revenue collection within municipalities.
  • Eskom works closely with National Treasury, which provides municipal financial oversight, thereby ensuring municipal budgets are funded and payment obligations to Eskom are met.

ANNEXURE A - PQ2133

REPORTING MONTH :

2020/07/31

Name of Municipality

(a) Age

Total debt is made up of

 

Current

16 - 30 days

31 - 60 days

61 - 90 days

90 days+

Total

(b)(i) Total Capital

Total VAT

(b)(ii) Total Interest

 

EASTERN CAPE

1 045 309 406

2 530 451

82 838 040

54 125 462

1 094 964 881

2 279 768 239

1 795 121 602

268 812 797

215 833 839

1

ALFRED NZO DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

-206 089

247 583

38 373

9 043

92 140

181 051

153 815

19 010

8 225

2

AMAHLATHI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

5 173 481

10 224

4 674 349

1 760 031

16 357 033

27 975 119

22 424 224

3 363 616

2 187 279

3

AMATHOLE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

1 274 342

1 087 143

1 210 463

981 709

1 092 622

5 646 278

4 836 768

727 414

82 097

4

BLUE CRANE ROUTE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

14 094 374

0

0

0

0

14 094 374

12 255 977

1 838 397

0

5

BUFFALO CITY METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

237 804 629

0

36 963

1

0

237 841 592

206 746 921

31 094 356

315

6

CHRIS HANI DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

-723 145

101 341

4 198 860

221 205

432 114

4 230 375

3 786 403

389 371

54 601

7

DR BEYERS NAUDE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

12 712 692

69 099

8 824 386

7 206 803

85 385 606

114 198 585

87 592 369

13 119 997

13 486 219

8

ELUNDINI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

152 619

0

0

0

0

152 619

134 562

18 057

0

9

EMALAHLENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

2 019 976

0

5 877

0

0

2 025 852

1 756 485

263 473

5 895

10

ENGCOBO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

0

0

0

0

0

0

0,05

0,01

0

11

ENOCH MGIJIMA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

42 663 040

15 051

31 083 743

20 638 507

298 112 955

392 513 295

305 419 072

45 776 831

41 317 392

12

GREAT KEI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

1 562 521

0

484 587

10 368

3 802 232

5 859 708

4 665 931

699 858

493 919

13

INGQUZA HILL LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

250 676

34 647

257 909

0

0

543 232

469 595

70 439

3 198

14

INTSIKA YETHU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

527 757

0

0

0

0

527 757

458 919

68 838

0

15

INXUBA YETHEMBA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

12 308 862

0

8 968 063

5 983 581

140 121 530

167 382 037

119 397 835

17 741 834

30 242 368

16

JOE GQABI DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

11 361

134 482

109 492

1 496 472

0

1 751 808

1 500 303

225 045

26 459

17

KING SABATA DALINDYEBO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

101 419 957

31 501

424 314

1 441 991

112 009 461

215 327 225

180 089 083

27 617 009

7 621 133

18

KOUGA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

31 699 079

0

798

0

0

31 699 876

27 563 600

4 134 540

1 737

19

KOU-KAMMA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

704 582

0

308 878

0

0

1 013 460

877 925

131 689

3 847

20

MAKANA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

17 097 721

0

0

0

36 749 083

53 846 804

45 909 235

6 829 881

1 107 688

21

MATATIELE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

6 988 990

0

0

0

0

6 988 990

6 077 383

911 607

0

22

MBASHE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

1 827

0

219

333

0

2 378

1 992

299

87

23

MBIZANA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

93 301

0

0

0

1

93 302

80 413

12 067

822

Name of Municipality

(a) Age

Total debt is made up of

 

Current

16 - 30 days

Current

16 - 30 days

Current

16 - 30 days

(b)(i) Total Capital

Total VAT

(b)(ii) Total Interest

24

MHLONTLO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

199 361

45 970

34 821

0

0

280 152

242 800

36 420

932

25

MNQUMA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

26

NDLAMBE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

7 573 353

0

0

0

0

7 573 353

6 518 988

1 054 365

0

27

NELSON MANDELA BAY METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

513 455 879

527 935

0

0

0

513 983 814

446 942 072

67 041 372

370

28

NGQUSHWA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

29

NTHABANKULU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

30 151

0

276

0

0

30 427

26 458

3 969

0

30

NYANDENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY FBE

107 342

0

0

0

0

107 342

93 341

14 001

0

31

O R TAMBO DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

-468 490

225 060

222 275

174 269

193 240

346 355

263 672

64 209

18 474

32

PORT ST JOHNS LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

303 262

0

0

0

0

303 262

263 706

39 556

0

33

RAYMOND MHLABA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

9 715 887

0

7 687 542

4 832 117

166 402 968

188 638 514

122 480 855

17 928 459

48 229 201

34

SAKHISIZWE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

1 995 628

12

0

0

0

1 995 640

1 720 822

258 121

16 698

35

SENQU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

5 340 493

0

0

0

0

5 340 493

4 643 910

696 582

0

36

SUNDAYS RIVER VALLEY LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

3 538 619

0

2 510 673

1 583 566

0

7 632 858

6 176 658

926 499

529 701

37

UMZIMVUBU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

44 043

403

0

0

0

44 446

38 649

5 797

0

38

WALTER SISULU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

15 841 324

0

11 755 177

7 785 466

234 213 897

269 595 865

173 510 863

25 689 820

70 395 182

 

FREE STATE

558 515 003

247 880 311

275 222 401

206 877 352

11 474 620 510

12 763 115 577

8 663 638 405

1 258 736 678

2 840 740 494

39

CENTLEC MUNICIPALITY

3 430 414

0

0

0

0

3 430 414

2 971 169

445 675

13 570

40

DIHLABENG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

26 792 920

0

18 576 125

13 342 424

347 465 405

406 176 873

296 860 680

43 919 008

65 397 185

41

KOPANONG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

5 331 508

0

10 065

15 155

1 226 544

6 583 272

5 556 785

825 596

200 892

42

LETSEMENG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

4 981 926

0

4 272 604

2 347 114

46 973 170

58 574 813

45 544 488

6 840 068

6 190 257

43

MAFUBE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

13 032 629

0

12 416 681

15 357 066

98 532 534

139 338 910

101 708 119

14 920 993

22 709 798

44

MALUTI A PHOFUNG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

103 018 183

662 361

89 820 631

72 908 612

5 140 907 401

5 407 317 188

3 416 686 863

493 591 612

1 497 038 713

45

MANGAUNG METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

4 952 986

247 171 599

12 040 567

0

13 886 892

278 052 045

241 698 211

36 254 997

98 836

46

MANTSOPA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

8 029 084

0

14 084 839

7 374 869

192 387 328

221 876 119

144 565 922

21 065 830

56 244 367

47

MASILONYANA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

6 792 694

0

5 811 351

2 434 505

60 087 494

75 126 044

60 368 482

8 906 425

5 851 137

48

MATJHABENG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

178 222 967

7 893

49 033 516

44 390 457

3 129 712 117

3 401 366 950

2 277 416 556

329 785 275

794 165 118

49

METSIMAHOLO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

44 243 387

0

0

0

13 500 000

57 743 387

49 953 693

7 493 054

296 640

Name of Municipality

(a) Age

Total debt is made up of

 

Current

16 - 30 days

Current

16 - 30 days

Current

16 - 30 days

(b)(i) Total Capital

Total VAT

(b)(ii) Total Interest

50

MOHOKARE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

67 803

0

66 300

65 412

192 350

391 865

334 842

50 226

6 796

51

MOQHAKA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

40 234 333

0

15 742 628

0

298 357 452

354 334 414

274 732 913

40 968 278

38 633 222

52

NALA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

25 440 184

0

2 973 884

17 704 568

346 273 371

392 392 006

298 390 489

43 565 352

50 436 165

53

NGWATHE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

37 416 763

0

31 989 813

18 228 528

1 221 468 050

1 309 103 154

986 444 975

142 542 453

180 115 726

54

NKETOANA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

20 562 888

0

5 750 543

5 557 075

321 984 368

353 854 874

239 246 224

34 691 455

79 917 195

55

PHUMELELA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

8 037 971

26 578

2 314 024

2 213 297

124 528 836

137 120 705

99 794 356

14 859 853

22 466 496

56

SETSOTO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

11 717 024

11 879

210 852

0

0

11 939 755

10 275 707

1 541 356

122 692

57

TOKOLOGO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

5 006 543

0

4 049 180

2 839 483

93 121 829

105 017 035

78 046 722

11 542 190

15 428 123

58

TSWELOPELE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

11 202 797

0

6 058 799

2 098 788

24 015 370

43 375 754

33 041 210

4 926 979

5 407 565

 

GAUTENG

6 262 789 360

707 633 991

259 734 441

182 966 557

2 405 224 960

9 818 349 309

7 967 389 189

1 194 170 609

656 789 511

59

CITY OF EKURHULENI METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

1 841 503 839

703 358 185

14 068 423

331 637

0

2 559 262 084

2 226 904 328

334 200 566

-1 842 810

60

CITY OF JOHANNESBURG METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

1 670 743 142

85 603

3 778 616

0

2 275

1 674 609 637

1 456 122 030

218 418 546

69 062

61

CITY OF TSHWANE METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

1 508 561 807

724 170

384 906

0

0

1 509 670 884

1 312 835 323

196 828 012

7 548

62

EMFULENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

626 500 695

3 386 573

158 757 750

110 805 767

1 833 220 909

2 732 671 694

1 968 807 647

294 487 852

469 376 196

63

LESEDI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

39 965 438

0

0

0

0

39 965 438

34 753 416

5 212 022

0

64

MERAFONG CITY LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

106 995 000

79 460

30 161 686

26 536 973

363 916 132

527 689 250

382 220 081

57 162 147

88 307 021

65

MIDVAAL LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

43 316 862

0

0

0

0

43 316 862

37 666 837

5 650 026

0

66

MOGALE CITY LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

226 714 381

0

168 198

0

0

226 882 579

170 075 997

25 511 623

31 294 960

67

RAND WEST CITY LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

198 488 196

0

52 414 862

45 292 180

208 006 073

504 201 310

377 934 338

56 689 438

69 577 534

68

SEDIBENG DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

0

0

0

0

79 570

79 570

69 192

10 379

0

 

KWAZULU NATAL

2 640 303 110

5 626 740

38 055 628

32 493 098

482 404 486

3 198 883 061

2 686 612 419

403 032 475

109 238 166

69

ABAQULUSI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

52 536 257

12 584

0

0

17 281 243

69 830 084

56 131 678

8 421 628

5 276 778

70

ALFRED DUMA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

42 465 418

0

0

0

0

42 465 418

36 926 450

5 538 968

0

71

AMAJUBA DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

365 343

0

243 797

16 239

41 156

666 535

577 233

86 800

2 502

72

BIG 5 HLABISA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

-2

0

0

0

0

-2

-2

0

0

73

CITY OF UMHLATHUZE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

135 633 196

1 230 235

153 317

148 200

0

137 164 948

119 267 789

17 893 124

4 036

74

DANNHAUSER LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Name of Municipality

(a) Age

Total debt is made up of

 

Current

16 - 30 days

Current

16 - 30 days

Current

16 - 30 days

(b)(i) Total Capital

Total VAT

(b)(ii) Total Interest

75

DR NKOSAZANA DLAMINI ZUMA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

18 415

0

2 545

0

0

20 960

18 208

2 731

21

76

EDUMBE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

5 118 208

0

0

0

0

5 118 208

4 450 616

667 592

0

77

EMADLANGENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

2 020 573

0

0

0

0

2 020 573

1 757 020

263 553

0

78

ENDUMENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

18 996 139

0

0

0

0

18 996 139

16 519 983

2 476 156

0

79

ETHEKWINI METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

1 512 335 557

0

5 185

0

0

1 512 340 742

1 315 078 890

197 261 841

11

80

GREATER KOKSTAD LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

-1 633

0

0

0

0

-1 633

-1 633

0

0

81

HARRY GWALA DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

-584 999

161 024

0

0

0

-423 975

-427 098

1 947

1 175

82

ILEMBE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

819 821

780 852

1 013

0

0

1 601 686

1 392 771

208 916

0

83

IMPENDLE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

84

INKOSI LANGALIBALELE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

51 163 261

0

0

0

25 207 105

76 370 366

59 246 542

8 886 539

8 237 286

85

JOZINI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

32 710

0

0

0

0

32 710

28 443

4 266

0

86

KING CETSHWAYO DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

156 948

166 379

0

0

0

323 328

279 853

43 474

0

87

KWADUKUZA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

104 639 975

0

0

0

0

104 639 975

90 991 283

13 648 692

0

88

MANDENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

89

MAPHUMULO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

1 839

0

0

0

0

1 839

1 599

240

0

90

MKHAMBATHINI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

91

MPOFANA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

7 921 418

0

5 957 353

3 952 182

168 480 033

186 310 986

137 797 506

20 384 739

28 128 740

92

MSINGA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

-3 304

0

0

0

0

-3 304

-2 782

-522

0

93

MSUNDUZI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

480 468 091

0

45 104

24 039

1 592 529

482 129 763

415 304 937

62 535 103

4 289 724

94

MTHONJANENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

2 547 629

0

0

0

3 571 696

6 119 325

5 203 446

781 578

134 301

95

MTUBATUBA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

11 550

9 548

0

0

0

21 098

17 917

2 688

493

96

NDWEDWE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

97

NEWCASTLE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

125 363 929

0

30 242 547

21 597 294

166 566 605

343 770 375

262 288 394

39 461 437

42 020 544

98

NKANDLA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

4 021 175

0

0

0

0

4 021 175

3 484 208

522 631

14 336

99

NONGOMA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

25 992

0

26 194

0

0

52 186

45 379

6 807

0

100

NQUTHU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

3 574 987

0

0

0

0

3 574 987

3 108 684

466 303

0

101

OKHAHLAMBA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

1 455

0

0

0

0

1 455

1 265

190

0

Name of Municipality

(a) Age

Total debt is made up of

 

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

(b)(i) Total Capital

Total VAT

(b)(ii) Total Interest

102

RAY NKONYENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

14 348 518

0

0

0

0

14 348 518

12 476 972

1 871 546

0

103

RICHMOND LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

104

UBUHLEBEZWE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

35 627

42 770

33 220

0

0

111 617

96 508

14 569

540

105

UGU DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

305 961

1 673 529

0

0

0

1 979 491

1 721 959

257 037

494

106

ULUNDI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

22 836 934

0

8 111

6 586 606

99 612 854

129 044 505

93 943 656

13 991 774

21 109 076

107

UMDONI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

-57 247

70 103

0

0

0

12 856

10 655

2 201

0

108

UMFOLOZI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

99 443

19 360

0

0

0

118 803

103 307

15 496

0

109

UMGUNGUNDLOVU DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

8 567

0

0

0

0

8 567

7 449

1 117

0

110

UMHLABUYALINGANA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

-1 000

0

0

0

0

-1 000

-870

-130

0

111

UMKHANYAKUDE DISTRICT MUNIC

3 832 673

0

79 841

0

0

3 912 513

3 409 374

502 361

779

112

UMLALAZI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

7 920 573

0

0

0

0

7 920 573

6 887 455

1 033 118

0

113

UMNGENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

20 381 396

0

0

0

0

20 381 396

17 722 952

2 658 443

0

114

UMSHWATHI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

-2

0

0

0

0

-2

-2

0

0

115

UMUZIWABANTU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

116

UMVOTI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

10 353 066

0

0

0

0

10 353 066

9 002 666

1 350 400

0

117

UMZIMKULU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

118

UMZINYATHI DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

897 411

221 356

710 537

148 451

51 264

2 029 019

1 758 677

267 133

3 209

119

UMZUMBE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

171 762

0

0

0

0

171 762

148 285

22 243

1 234

120

UPHONGOLA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

3 736 084

0

0

0

0

3 736 084

3 248 768

487 315

0

121

UTHUKELA DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

4 311 747

199 515

181 736

16 056

0

4 709 054

4 094 838

614 217

0

122

ZULULAND DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

1 471 651

1 039 484

365 126

4 032

0

2 880 292

2 491 189

376 216

12 887

 

LIMPOPO

365 644 212

83 934

36 521 267

19 461 882

799 096 597

1 220 807 892

917 389 531

136 409 206

167 009 155

123

BA-PHALABORWA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

10 296 929

0

0

0

0

10 296 929

8 953 852

1 343 078

0

124

BELA-BELA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

12 529 223

0

16 264 129

6 505 124

534 614

35 833 091

22 204 295

3 349 128

10 279 668

125

BLOUBERG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

5 796 357

0

68 663

0

0

5 865 021

5 100 018

765 003

0

126

CAPRICORN DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

231 179

0

108 572

0

0

339 751

293 593

44 456

1 701

127

COLLINS CHABANE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

442 394

0

0

0

0

442 394

344 466

97 928

0

128

ELIAS MOTSOALEDI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

10 791 749

0

0

0

0

10 791 749

9 366 960

1 405 044

19 744

Name of Municipality

(a) Age

Total debt is made up of

 

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

(b)(i) Total Capital

Total VAT

(b)(ii) Total Interest

129

EPHRAIM MOGALE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

5 984 035

0

0

0

0

5 984 035

5 203 508

780 526

0

130

FETAKGOMO - GREATER TUBATSE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

695 238

0

0

0

0

695 238

604 571

90 668

0

131

GREATER GIYANI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

94 137

0

0

0

0

94 137

81 859

12 279

0

132

GREATER LETABA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

2 276 535

0

0

0

0

2 276 535

1 979 595

296 939

0

133

GREATER TZANEEN LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

62 478 617

0

0

0

0

62 478 617

54 097 570

8 114 634

266 412

134

LEPELLE NKUMPI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

333 195

0

0

0

0

333 195

289 735

43 460

0

135

LEPHALALE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

12 968 872

0

83 097

0

0

13 051 969

11 340 038

1 702 157

9 774

136

MAKHADO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

40 837 585

0

0

0

0

40 837 585

35 510 944

5 326 642

0

137

MAKHUDUTHAMAGA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

36 690

0

0

0

0

36 690

31 904

4 786

0

138

MARULENG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

27 376

0

0

0

0

27 376

23 805

3 571

0

139

MODIMOLLE-MOOKGOPHONG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

24 901 644

0

19 975 470

12 956 758

541 353 824

599 187 696

430 035 176

63 881 053

105 271 466

140

MOGALAKWENA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

28 617 694

68 719

21 335

0

0

28 707 749

24 643 089

3 696 463

368 196

141

MOLEMOLE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

369 567

0

0

0

0

369 567

321 362

48 204

0

142

MOPANI DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

2 782 672

0

0

0

0

2 782 672

2 342 185

440 487

0

143

MUSINA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

14 281 246

0

0

0

62 547 185

76 828 431

52 507 211

7 863 053

16 458 168

145

POLOKWANE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

110 045 238

0

0

0

0

110 045 238

95 690 601

14 354 637

0

146

SEKHUKHUNE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

2 727 234

0

0

0

0

2 727 234

2 424 021

303 213

0

147

THABAZIMBI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

9 035 505

0

0

0

194 660 974

203 696 479

147 869 991

21 522 136

34 304 352

148

THULAMELA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

941 719

0

0

0

0

941 719

818 886

122 833

0

149

VHEMBE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

6 121 581

15 215

1

0

0

6 136 796

5 310 296

796 827

29 673

 

MPUMALANGA

907 660 119

7 516 615

437 595 269

295 614 172

8 067 142 378

9 715 528 552

6 871 695 575

1 013 313 981

1 830 518 996

150

BUSHBUCKRIDGE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

8 592 270

9 556

41 218

47 295

2 795 848

11 486 187

9 591 898

1 438 956

455 332

151

CHIEF ALBERT LUTHULI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

11 152 692

0

12 654 701

44 644

3 064 943

26 916 980

18 370 903

2 755 567

5 790 510

152

CITY OF MBOMBELA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

233 332 697

7 506 989

59 540 611

50 613 658

119 353 057

470 347 013

347 286 841

52 077 008

70 983 163

153

DIPALESENG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

10 767 510

0

3 135 474

28 792

40 966 490

54 898 267

36 562 627

5 480 622

12 855 018

154

DR J S MOROKA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

45 430

0

46 800

0

0

92 230

149 401

-58 126

955

155

DR PIXLEY KA ISAKA SEME LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

11 194 699

0

0

0

0

11 194 699

9 734 521

1 460 178

0

Name of Municipality

(a) Age

Total debt is made up of

 

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

(b)(i) Total Capital

Total VAT

(b)(ii) Total Interest

156

EMAKHAZENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

9 110 334

0

7 624 258

4 727 831

14 106 323

35 568 745

19 644 348

2 945 752

12 978 645

157

EMALAHLENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

202 206 778

0

184 122 466

105 468 608

3 765 940 297

4 257 738 149

2 980 551 539

438 233 357

838 953 253

158

GOVAN MBEKI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

118 537 253

70

75 977 923

56 430 543

1 845 400 427

2 096 346 216

1 491 685 244

220 881 471

383 779 501

159

LEKWA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

51 751 210

0

35 985 637

27 920 218

1 061 620 169

1 177 277 234

771 943 754

113 585 356

291 748 124

160

MKHONDO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

23 505 497

0

19 843 787

10 989 345

140 688 284

195 026 912

143 033 710

21 658 341

30 334 861

161

MSUKALIGWA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

40 017 013

0

25 819 186

16 502 497

98 578 799

180 917 495

129 653 393

19 441 736

31 822 366

162

NKANGALA DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

38 741

0

0

0

0

38 741

33 549

5 032

159

163

NKOMAZI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

18 159 927

0

19 840

0

0

18 179 768

15 801 662

2 370 249

7 857

164

STEVE TSHWETE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

79 812 695

0

38 668

0

10 023

79 861 386

69 443 904

10 416 429

1 053

165

THABA CHWEU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

53 638 796

0

9 123 742

8 066 497

731 152 976

801 982 010

607 390 361

87 677 266

106 914 383

166

THEMBISILE HANI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

273 419

0

0

0

0

273 419

237 756

35 663

0

167

VICTOR KHANYE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

35 523 158

0

3 620 958

14 774 245

243 464 742

297 383 103

220 580 164

32 909 122

43 893 817

 

NORTH WEST

841 754 173

2 233 012

257 373 301

114 059 427

1 616 955 797

2 832 375 711

2 045 584 616

303 446 819

483 344 276

168

CITY OF MATLOSANA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

245 873 306

686 256

57 731 377

49 476 792

295 308 522

649 076 254

498 853 779

74 629 652

75 592 823

169

DITSOBOTLA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

19 888 630

9 034

15 811 342

10 967 219

580 419 857

627 096 083

403 251 980

58 948 453

164 895 650

170

DR RUTH SEGOMOTSI MOMPATI DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

76 928

0

43 745

0

0

120 673

104 973

15 700

0

171

GREATER TAUNG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

1 736 478

0

0

0

0

1 736 478

1 510 345

226 133

0

172

JB MARKS LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

127 779 494

0

22 790 470

0

0

150 569 964

130 832 609

19 624 891

112 464

173

KAGISANO-MOLOPO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

338 156

0

218 868

0

0

557 024

484 492

72 532

0

174

KGETLENGRIVIER LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

8 221 795

22 347

3 127 140

2 967 531

128 124 786

142 463 600

102 472 991

15 057 349

24 933 259

175

LEKWA-TEEMANE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

16 374 286

11 979

5 295 415

4 105 005

28 438 977

54 225 662

45 013 631

6 752 309

2 459 722

176

MADIBENG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

61 889 822

112 129

46 638 872

27 191 585

49 111 665

184 944 072

146 411 142

21 880 992

16 651 938

177

MAHIKENG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

434 909

46 888

82 618

99 498

4 887 425

5 551 338

4 299 862

616 684

634 793

179

MAMUSA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

5 765 300

230 076

4 542 741

2 651 415

84 228 354

97 417 888

64 355 570

9 487 426

23 574 891

180

MAQUASSI HILLS LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

17 729 506

1 037 353

4 969 338

5 017 932

10 719 534

39 473 662

29 198 825

4 354 983

5 919 854

181

MORETELE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

822 572

0

0

0

0

822 572

705 339

105 799

11 434

182

MOSES KOTANE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

548 174

0

0

0

0

548 174

476 087

72 087

0

183

NALEDI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

28 783 257

0

7 755 111

7 018 725

325 325 325

368 882 419

248 644 382

36 372 825

83 865 212

Name of Municipality

(a) Age

Total debt is made up of

 

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

(b)(i) Total Capital

(b)(i) Total Capital

(b)(i) Total Capital

184

NGAKA MODIRI MOLEMA DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

-295 536

0

0

0

0

-295 536

-215 388

-80 148

0

185

RAMOTSHERE MOILOA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

9 014 105

76 950

6 463 760

4 232 882

45 036 315

64 824 013

49 482 277

7 418 730

7 923 006

186

RATLOU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

946 515

0

0

0

0

946 515

823 499

123 015

0

187

RUSTENBURG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

281 951 757

0

81 890 831

318 076

470 551

364 631 215

270 476 067

40 580 472

53 574 676

 

NORTHERN CAPE

344 185 847

491 368

72 340 140

33 725 145

1 657 186 468

2 107 928 968

1 459 764 851

215 637 494

432 526 623

188

!KHEIS LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

48 605

69 735

0

0

0

118 339

101 008

15 151

2 181

189

DAWID KRUIPER LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

28 287 216

0

0

0

0

28 287 216

23 958 504

3 593 776

734 936

190

DIKGATLONG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

4 921 723

0

11 199 072

2 405 857

114 259 861

132 786 514

89 544 028

13 103 909

30 138 577

191

EMTHANJENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

11 133 067

0

8 300 662

4 886 344

71 524 133

95 844 205

70 079 616

10 497 178

15 267 411

192

GAMAGARA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

40 057 404

0

10 154 304

10 199

229 882 298

280 104 206

204 883 347

30 542 311

44 678 547

193

GA-SEGONYANA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

16 881 579

0

0

0

0

16 881 579

11 686 218

1 752 933

3 442 428

194

HANTAM LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

2 883 373

0

0

0

0

2 883 373

2 507 281

376 092

0

195

JOE MOROLONG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

1 412 277

0

707 836

0

0

2 120 114

1 740 990

261 101

118 023

196

KAI !GARIB LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

9 161 264

0

6 550 145

4 832 837

318 372 016

338 916 262

233 828 207

34 086 755

71 001 300

197

KAMIESBERG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

823 637

353 168

1 213 979

997 020

19 450 858

22 838 661

17 337 681

2 589 369

2 911 612

198

KAREEBERG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

-270

0

0

0

0

-270

-512

242

0

199

KAROO HOOGLAND LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

30 511

0

0

0

0

30 511

26 531

3 980

0

200

KGATELOPELE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

3 289 068

0

0

0

0

3 289 068

2 211 400

331 710

745 958

201

KHAI-MA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

1 231 326

64 307

906 888

633 133

17 567 862

20 403 516

13 323 309

1 977 493

5 102 715

202

MAGARENG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

2 931 296

0

2 357 735

1 645 332

58 243 830

65 178 194

42 469 756

6 244 447

16 463 991

203

NAMA KHOI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

10 417 488

0

8 818 618

6 424 048

110 568 882

136 229 036

90 015 279

13 537 080

32 676 677

204

PHOKWANE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

19 782 404

0

5 952 228

5 309 723

116 395 538

147 439 893

105 562 316

15 735 134

26 142 443

205

RENOSTERBERG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

1 477 358

0

1 185 868

989 069

88 517 636

92 169 930

55 603 383

8 014 615

28 551 933

206

RICHTERSVELD LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

1 962 553

4 158

1 434 466

1 146 780

8 269 265

12 817 222

9 932 841

1 489 888

1 394 493

207

SIYANCUMA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

12 218 530

0

3 488 128

0

150 826 726

166 533 384

104 722 521

15 334 349

46 476 514

208

SIYATHEMBA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

3 388 979

0

2 709 253

1 774 437

63 576 385

71 449 053

50 090 782

7 391 879

13 966 392

209

SOL PLAATJE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

145 089 302

0

9 043

7 744

0

145 106 089

120 503 185

18 075 478

6 527 427

210

THEMBELIHLE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

1 990 003

0

1 654 177

1 227 199

77 900 543

82 771 921

49 523 127

7 197 184

26 051 609

Name of Municipality

(a) Age

Total debt is made up of

 

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

(b)(i) Total Capital

(b)(i) Total Capital

(b)(i) Total Capital

211

TSANTSABANE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

13 003 441

0

3 368 820

60 023

147 252 789

163 685 073

106 538 739

15 626 285

41 520 049

212

UBUNTU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

2 621 811

0

2 131 961

1 375 400

64 577 847

70 707 019

45 485 525

6 645 686

18 575 807

213

UMSOBOMVU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

9 141 904

0

196 956

0

0

9 338 860

8 089 790

1 213 469

35 601

 

WESTERN CAPE

2 128 610 643

468 097

13 559 252

8 907 022

4 955 170

2 156 500 183

1 871 098 781

280 628 568

4 772 834

214

BEAUFORT WEST LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

16 618 073

2

1 350 357

0

0

17 968 433

15 290 788

2 293 692

383 953

215

BERGRIVIER LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

13 025 659

0

0

0

0

13 025 659

11 326 660

1 698 999

0

216

BITOU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

14 779 187

367

0

0

0

14 779 554

12 851 778

1 927 776

0

217

BREEDE VALLEY LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

46 785 107

0

0

0

0

46 785 107

40 682 700

6 102 407

0

218

CAPE AGULHAS LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

12 318 050

0

0

0

0

12 318 050

10 711 347

1 606 702

0

219

CEDERBERG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

11 422 826

129 097

9 243 198

6 468 139

3 421 849

30 685 109

25 517 245

3 827 587

1 340 277

220

CITY OF CAPE TOWN METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

1 344 766 378

203 828

52 964

13 250

89 301

1 345 125 721

1 169 720 089

175 397 831

7 801

221

DRAKENSTEIN LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

209 005 120

0

0

0

0

209 005 120

181 253 161

27 210 855

541 104

222

EDEN DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

66 031

0

0

0

0

66 031

57 192

8 579

260

223

GEORGE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

71 141 484

0

0

0

0

71 141 484

61 862 160

9 279 324

0

224

HESSEQUA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

4 483 848

0

0

0

0

4 483 848

3 898 092

585 757

0

225

KANNALAND LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

4 738 693

0

2 901 594

2 425 633

1 444 020

11 509 940

8 530 103

1 279 516

1 700 321

226

KNYSNA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

27 494 603

15

1 431

0

0

27 496 048

23 908 113

3 586 217

1 718

227

LAINGSBURG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

469 439

0

0

0

0

469 439

407 232

60 963

1 244

228

LANGEBERG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

42 248 052

0

0

0

0

42 248 052

36 737 436

5 510 615

0

229

MATZIKAMA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

14 285 691

0

0

0

0

14 285 691

11 833 676

1 775 051

676 964

230

MOSSEL BAY LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

50 700 673

0

0

0

0

50 700 673

43 985 167

6 597 775

117 731

231

OUDTSHOORN LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

23 009 623

0

0

0

0

23 009 623

20 008 367

3 001 255

0

232

OVERSTRAND LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

40 485 198

0

0

0

0

40 485 198

35 204 520

5 280 678

0

233

PRINS ALBERT LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

1 646 075

0

52

0

0

1 646 126

1 431 369

214 705

52

234

SALDANHA BAY LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

40 339 866

96 939

0

0

0

40 436 804

35 161 624

5 274 246

935

235

STELLENBOSCH LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

52 626 589

37 845

9 337

0

0

52 673 770

45 803 178

6 870 478

115

236

SWARTLAND LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

33 945 087

0

320

0

0

33 945 407

29 517 468

4 427 614

325

237

SWELLENDAM LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

9 975 014

0

0

0

0

9 975 014

8 673 880

1 301 134

0

Name of Municipality

(a) Age

Total debt is made up of

 

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

(b)(i) Total Capital

(b)(i) Total Capital

(b)(i) Total Capital

238

THEEWATERSKLOOF LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

9 787 132

0

0

0

0

9 787 132

8 510 552

1 276 579

0

239

WEST COAST DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

1 194 027

0

0

0

0

1 194 027

1 038 255

155 738

34

240

WITZENBERG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

31 253 122

3

0

0

0

31 253 124

27 176 630

4 076 494

0

04 November 2020 - NW1890

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What are the reasons that (a) he has not taken any action against a certain company (name furnished) amidst the allegations of corruption and money laundering and (b) the contract of the specified company was extended by Transnet; (2) Whether he has found that a certain person (name and details furnished) received a donation of R300 000 from the specified company through a foundation?

Reply:

According to the information received from Transnet:

(1)(a) According to MNS the allegations of bribery and kickbacks as published in the City Press were malicious and defamatory. As a result, MNS lodged a complaint against City Press with the Press Council.

The Press Council rejected the City Press allegations of bribery and kickbacks and directed City Press to publish an apology to MNS and to Mr Ndlovu for:

1.1.1 Unjustifiably reflecting in its reportage, both in the headlines and in the text of the article, that MNS had been implicated in kickbacks, alleged acts of corruption and bribery; and

1.1.2Unnecessarily tarnishing their reputation.

(1)(b) MNS was appointed onto Transnet’s legal panel through a fair, just and equitable procurement process during 2017. The panel was appointed for a period of 3 years.

(2) The allegations of Dr Molefe receiving R300 000 from MNS have been peddled since June 2019 and despite the facts being put on the table on numerous occasions, the allegations are repeated by the EFF.

MNS received a request from the Popo Molefe Foundation Charitable Trust to make a sponsorship/donation to the Charitable Trust to provide bursaries to previously disadvantaged students who cannot afford the costs of tertiary education. MNS was not the only recipient of this request. A number of companies and individuals were approached with a similar request. A copy of the request letter is attached hereto as Annexure “A”.

The Charitable Trust organized a Golf Day and Gala Dinner on 31 May 2019 as part of its fund raising programme. All potential donors/sponsors could contribute to advance the educational aspirations of previously disadvantaged students. In this regard MNS contributed an amount of R350 000 to the Charitable Trust, which entitled MNS and other sponsors/donors to inter alia be recognized and listed on the various branding platforms that the Charitable Trust employed. This included amongst others, being publicly mentioned at the Gala Dinner and listed on Charitable Trust’s website for the contribution made to the Charitable Trust in the 2019 fund raising programme.

There was no direct or indirect benefit to either Dr Molefe or any of his family members arising from the funds donated to the Charitable Trust. The sole beneficiaries of the Charitable Trust are disadvantaged students benefitting from the Charitable Trust through bursaries to pay for their tertiary fees. Save for the donation referred to above, MNS has not, either directly or indirectly advanced any donation/loan/payment to Dr Molefe or any of his associated entities.

04 November 2020 - NW1986

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) Total volume of coal that Eskom purchased at (i) Above average and (ii) Acceptable pricing since 2007 was found to be unsuitable and was therefore unused for power generation and (b) Is the name of each company that the unsuitable coal was purchased from in each year?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

(a)(i) and (ii) All coal at Eskom’s coal stockyards will be used for power generation.

The request to disclose the prices and names of associated suppliers is commercially sensitive. The utility is currently progressing coal supply negotiations with existing and potentially new coal suppliers. By disclosing the requested information to parliament and to the public, suppliers could potentially use this information to erode Eskom’s bargaining power.

(b) Not applicable.

04 November 2020 - NW2196

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(1)With regard to the Seraleng Housing Project situated along the Z543 Meriting, Rustenburg, GPS co-ordinates -25.592018, 27.254960, (a) what is the total amount her department paid for the specified project, (b) what is the name of the person into whose bank account her department paid the money and (c) will she provide the bank statement of the account; (2) whether her department owes any outstanding amount to the contractor; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, where is that money currently

Reply:

Honourable Member, please be advised that my Department did not appoint the contractor for the Seraleng Housing Project and therefore did not pay any money towards the project.

04 November 2020 - NW2195

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(1)With regard to the Seraleng Housing Project situated along the Z543 Meriting, Rustenburg, GPS co-ordinates -25.592018, 27.254960, what is the (a) name of the company to whom her department awarded the tender to build the houses, (b) total number of houses that were planned for the specified project and (c) total amount of the tender that was awarded; (2) on what date did the (a) building of the houses commence and (b) project grind to a halt?

Reply:

(1)(a) The tender for the Seraleng Housing Project was not awarded by my Department but by the North West Provincial Department of Human Settlements. With regards to the request for name of a contractor involved in the housing project referred to in this question, I am constrained and prohibited by the document titled “Guide to Parliamentary Questions in the National Assembly” from providing the Honourable Member with the name of the contractor. The document referred to states that:

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

(b) I am informed that the total number of houses to be built was 557.

(c) The total amount of the tender was R89 146 104.11

(2)(a) I am further advised that the building of houses commenced in October 2015 and

(b) the project was halted in 2018.

04 November 2020 - NW982

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Cachalia, Mr G K to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)      With reference to the ongoing business rescue process at the SA Airways and following the statement he made to the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on 6 May 2020 (details furnished), (a) how is the Government planning to keep the airline running without any further financial support from the fiscus; (2) Whether he will furnish Mr G K Y Cachalia with a copy of the business rescue plan with proposals on the alternative transition process that he presented to the business rescue practitioners; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) (a) The Department and National Treasury have been tasked by Cabinet to consider alternative sources of funding for SAA to ensure that a restructured airline emerges from the Business Rescue process. Government will have to consider various sources of Funding including Strategic Equity Partnerships.

(2) Yes, a copy of the business rescue plan with proposals on the alternative transition process that he presented to the business rescue practitioners will be provided accordingly. (Kindly note the attached copy of the BR Plan for consideration).

04 November 2020 - NW2102

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What are the details of the (a) sources of the funds and (b) progress made to obtain the funding required for the implementation of the business rescue plan of the SA Airways (SAA) that was approved by the SAA creditors on 14 July 2020?

Reply:

a) Various sources of funding are being considered including the strategic equity partner, application for funding from Government through the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework process, approaching Development Financial Institutions and Commercial Banks.

b|) The process has reached an advanced stage, which we will be able to announce in due course. Due to the sensitive nature of these negotiations we are unable to pronounce at this stage.

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What is the (a) Daily electrical megawatt savings achieved through load shedding (i) In each province and (ii) In each metro over the past 60 days of load shedding and (b) Total amount of accumulated man-hours which have been load shed (i) In each province and (ii) In each metro over the past 60 days? NW2695E

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

(a)(i) The estimated daily megawatts load shed in each Eskom operating unit (OU) is as set out in Annexure A.

Most of Eskom OUs are aligned to the provincial boundaries with the following exceptions:

  1. Gauteng OU also includes most North West province
  2. Limpopo OU includes the Rustenburg region of the North West province
  3. Western Cape OU includes the Kalahari region of the Northern Cape province
  4. Free State OU includes the Kimberley region of the Northern Cape province

(a)(ii) Daily megawatts load shed in each metro is to be sought from the metros.

(b) Eskom does not have a measurement of man-hours which have been load shed. On the assumption that the intention was to request information on the megawatt- hours (MWh) that have been load shed.

(b)(i) The estimated daily megawatt-hours load shed in each province is as set out in Annexure B.

(b)(ii) The estimated daily megawatt-hours load shed is to be sought from the metros.

Annexure A

Estimated megawatts load shed per Eskom Operating UnitPeriod: 1 July to 3 September 2020

 

10-Jul-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08:00-10:00

10:00-12:00

12:00-14:00

14:00-16:00

16:00-18:00

18:00-20:00

20:00-22:00

22:00-00:00

Western Cape

N/A

N/A

203

133

198

210

138

0

Gauteng

N/A

N/A

378

316

255

287

402

0

KwaZulu Natal

N/A

N/A

134

126

125

208

140

0

Free State

N/A

N/A

180

118

38

93

241

0

Limpopo

N/A

161

162

172

121

176

148

0

Eastern Cape

N/A

70

65

60

68

78

74

0

Mpumalanga

N/A

182

196

143

178

173

196

0

 Total

N/A

412.29

1317

1069

982

1225

1338

0

 

11-Jul-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08:00-10:00

10:00-12:00

12:00-14:00

14:00-16:00

16:00-18:00

18:00-20:00

20:00-22:00

22:00 - 00:00

Western Cape

152

110

210

109

206

138

188

N/A

Gauteng

314

339

429

343

354

346

488

N/A

KwaZulu Natal

127

116

168

103

123

153

147

N/A

Free State

122

210

86

175

68

149

191

N/A

Limpopo

N/A

164

153

129

162

168

158

95

Eastern Cape

N/A

59

67

53

40

56

57

60

Mpumalanga

N/A

158

156

181

207

154

182

196

Total

715

1156

1268

1093

1160

1163

1411

350

 

12-Jul-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08:00-10:00

10:00-12:00

12:00-14:00

14:00-16:00

16:00-18:00

18:00 - 20:00

20:00-22:00

22:00-00:00

Western Cape

102

185

239

344

109

122

249

N/A

Gauteng

298

337

396

298

376

405

293

N/A

KwaZulu Natal

215

138

176

147

218

138

100

N/A

Free State

63

160

101

154

89

238

52

N/A

Limpopo

98

114

159

151

131

169

130

63

Eastern Cape

56

72

74

64

37

55

67

30

Mpumalanga

N/A

182

147

181

189

158

156

181

Total

832

1187

1291

1339

1149

1284

1047

274

 

13-Jul-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08:00-10:00

10:00-12:00

12:00-14:00

14:00-16:00

16:00-18:00

18:00-20:00

20:00-22:00

22:00-00:00

Western Cape

131

118

162

134

90

110

175

N/A

Gauteng

274

347

349

353

350

332

324

327

KwaZulu Natal

120

113

108

129

86

145

128

N/A

Free State

88

236

142

75

161

152

180

N/A

 

13-Jul-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08:00-10:00

10:00-12:00

12:00-14:00

14:00-16:00

16:00-18:00

18:00-20:00

20:00-22:00

22:00-00:00

Limpopo

N/A

164

148

152

120

159

117

140

Eastern Cape

N/A

84

88

60

49

78

84

37

Mpumalanga

N/A

173

196

126

182

147

181

189

Total

613

1235

1191

1028

1039

1122

1189

694

 

14-Jul-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08:00-10:00

10:00-12:00

12:00-14:00

14:00-16:00

16:00-18:00

18:00-20:00

20:00-22:00

22:00-00:00

Western Cape

130

185

123

203

208

177

172

N/A

Gauteng

375

441

571

490

314

387

285

216

KwaZulu Natal

107

128

112

121

144

142

165

N/A

Free State

151

205

140

56

100

260

147

N/A

Limpopo

N/A

158

162

161

121

176

148

152

Eastern Cape

N/A

70

82

64

74

98

97

50

Mpumalanga

N/A

182

196

143

178

173

196

126

Total

763

1368

1386

1237

1138

1413

1210

543

 

15-Jul-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08:00-10:00

10:00-12:00

12:00-14:00

14:00-16:00

16:00-18:00

18:00-20:00

20:00-22:00

22:00-00:00

Western Cape

37

96

78

226

132

215

115

N/A

Gauteng

421

495

312

208

309

395

306

336

KwaZulu Natal

41

66

54

134

158

206

152

N/A

Free State

117

36

40

50

161

225

120

N/A

Limpopo

N/A

78

63

161

166

158

162

172

Eastern Cape

N/A

38

19

45

65

80

89

56

Mpumalanga

N/A

162

187

213

154

182

196

143

Total

617

971

753

1037

1145

1460

1141

708

 

16-Jul-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08:00-10:00

10:00-12:00

12:00-14:00

14:00-16:00

16:00-18:00

18:00-20:00

20:00-22:00

22:00-00:00

Western Cape

102

107

64

167

92

273

138

N/A

Gauteng

0

163

233

204

120

391

204

363

KwaZulu Natal

93

97

62

144

106

212

N/A

N/A

Free State

0

85

134

80

231

108

154

N/A

Limpopo

N/A

78

64

141

158

153

71

N/A

Eastern Cape

N/A

42

43

37

52

78

62

N/A

Mpumalanga

N/A

147

181

189

158

156

181

N/A

Total

195

718

781

960

917

1369

809

363

 

13-Aug-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08:00-10:00

10:00-12:00

12:00-14:00

14:00-16:00

16:00-18:00

18:00-20:00

20:00-22:00

22:00-00:00

Western Cape

165

160

189

140

92

222

143

N/A

Gauteng

287

289

327

335

351

361

459

N/A

KwaZulu Natal

126

110

110

138

83

102

112

N/A

Free State

77

223

136

105

149

141

175

N/A

Limpopo

122

176

148

143

114

159

151

141

Eastern Cape

76

87

95

65

67

65

88

38

Mpumalanga

N/A

173

196

126

182

147

181

189

Total

852

1217

1201

1052

1037

1197

1310

368

 

14-Aug-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08:00-10:00

10:00-12:00

12:00-14:00

14:00-16:00

16:00-18:00

18:00-20:00

20:00-22:00

22:00 - 00:00

Western Cape

165

160

113

157

113

63

76

N/A

Gauteng

354

363

488

492

327

347

191

N/A

KwaZulu Natal

128

127

135

106

180

79

N/A

N/A

Free State

124

185

103

37

83

150

7

N/A

Limpopo

173

158

162

158

122

83

89

N/A

Eastern Cape

76

87

95

65

67

65

88

38

Mpumalanga

154

182

196

143

178

173

196

126

 

1174

1261

1291

1159

1070

960

646

164

 

18-Aug-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08:00-10:00

10:00-12:00

12:00-14:00

14:00-16:00

16:00-18:00

18:00 - 20:00

20:00-22:00

22:00-00:00

Western Cape

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

136

204

132

N/A

Gauteng

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

402

477

312

N/A

KwaZulu Natal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

166

169

139

N/A

Free State

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

221

147

98

N/A

Limpopo

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

169

148

152

120

Eastern Cape

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

91

111

84

60

Mpumalanga

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

173

196

126

182

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1358

1452

1042

362

 

19-Aug-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08:00-10:00

10:00-12:00

12:00-14:00

14:00-16:00

16:00-18:00

18:00-20:00

20:00-22:00

22:00-00:00

Western Cape

189

66

158

93

187

133

164

N/A

Gauteng

306

383

374

355

494

571

309

N/A

KwaZulu Natal

111

79

119

112

141

157

178

N/A

Free State

81

169

70

142

192

148

54

N/A

Limpopo

N/A

158

161

173

150

157

172

122

Eastern Cape

N/A

47

51

63

68

83

98

63

Mpumalanga

156

181

207

154

182

196

143

178

 

843

1082

1139

1091

1413

1444

1119

362

 

20-Aug-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08:00-10:00

10:00-12:00

12:00-14:00

14:00-16:00

16:00-18:00

18:00-20:00

20:00-22:00

22:00-00:00

Western Cape

163

195

192.4

101

228

149

249

N/A

Gauteng

405

305

396

421

224

138

300

N/A

KwaZulu Natal

97

89

130

96

152

115

151

N/A

Free State

115

173

116

211

106

175

77

N/A

Limpopo

N/A

131

141

172

153

158

161

173

Eastern Cape

N/A

65

39

60

70

44

63

61

Mpumalanga

147

181

189

164

156

181

207

154

Total

927

1139

1204

1226

1088

959

1207

388

 

01-Sep-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08:00-10:00

10:00-12:00

12:00-14:00

14:00-16:00

16:00-18:00

18:00-20:00

20:00-22:00

22:00-00:00

Western Cape

101

182.6

204

234

311

413

373

N/A

Gauteng

292

292

309

309

941

941

817

N/A

KwaZulu Natal

166

133

168

171

334

299

394

N/A

Free State

89

79

186

280

355

335

328

N/A

Limpopo

153

158

133

173

317

296

309

280

Eastern Cape

66

44

30

67

112

132

122

114

Mpumalanga

161.55

187

213

160

346

394

350

360

 

1028

1076

1241

1393

2716

2810

2693

754

 

02-Sep-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08:00-10:00

10:00-12:00

12:00-14:00

14:00-16:00

16:00-18:00

18:00 - 20:00

20:00-22:00

22:00-00:00

Western Cape

101

183

204

234

311

413

373

N/A

Gauteng

292

292

309

309

941

941

817

N/A

KwaZulu Natal

166

133

168

171

334

299

394

N/A

Free State

89

79

186

280

355

335

328

N/A

Limpopo

153

158

133

173

317

296

309

280

Eastern Cape

66

44

30

67

112

132

122

114

Mpumalanga

162

187

213

160

346

394

350

360

Total

1028

1076

1241

1393

2716

2810

2693

754

 

03-Sep-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08:00-10:00

10:00-12:00

12:00-14:00

14:00-16:00

16:00-18:00

18:00-20:00

20:00-22:00

22:00-00:00

Western Cape

332

355

389

203

359

458

351

N/A

Gauteng

864

981

871

857

607

724

688

N/A

KwaZulu Natal

293

266

344

326

254

256

271

N/A

Free State

302

287

262

343

328

271

292

N/A

Limpopo

290

248

269

283

297

253

283

283

Eastern Cape

107

133

99

120

110

139

N/A

N/A

Mpumalanga

346

394

350

360

347

394

350

354

Total

2534

2664

2583

2491

2302

2495

2235

636

Annexure B

Estimated megawatt-hours per Eskom Operating UnitPeriod: 1 July to 3 September 2020

Date

Western Cape

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Free State

Limpopo

Eastern Cape

Mpumalanga

TOTAL

Stages

                   

Fri 10-Jul-2020

1764

3275

1466

1341

830

830

2134

11 639

Stage 2

Sat 11-Jul-2020

2226

5225

1875

2000

2058

783

2465

16 633

Stage 2

Sun 12-Jul-2020

2700

4805

2264

1714

2026

911

2388

16 808

Stage 2

Mon 13-Jul-2020

1840

5312

1658

2068

1998

959

2387

16 222

Stage 2

Tue 14-Jul-2020

2396

6158

1834

2118

2153

1069

2385

18 114

Stage 2

Wed 15-Jul-2020

1798

5564

1624

1499

1921

786

2471

15 663

Stage 1/2

Thu 16-Jul-2020

1886

3356

1427

1580

1327

626

2024

12 227

Stage 1/2

Thu 13-Aug-2020

2222

4818

1562

2014

2304

1161

2387

16 468

Stage 2

Fri 14-Aug-2020

1694

5128

1508

1377

1888

1161

2692

15 448

Stage 2

Tue 18-Aug-2020

944

2383

948

933

1176

691

2749

9 825

Stage 2

Wed 19-Aug-2020

1980

5585

1791

1712

2186

943

2790

16 988

Stage 2

Thu 20-Aug-2020

2555

4377

1657

1947

2178

804

2757

16 275

Stage 2

Tue 01-Sep-2020

1884

2962

1337

1180

1665

809

2066

11 903

Stage 2

Wed 02-Sep-2020

3636

7802

3330

3304

3637

1372

4344

27 425

Stage 2/4

Thu 03-Sep-2020

4894

11183

4020

4170

4408

1414

5791

35 880

Stage 4

Additional Information

An overview of the days were load shedding was implemented and the corresponding stages between 1 July to 3 September 2020 is as set out in the table below.

Date

Load shedding Stage

Date

Load shedding Stage

10-Jul-20

Stage 2

14-Aug-20

Stage 2

11-Jul-20

Stage 2

18-Aug-20

Stage 2

12-Jul-20

Stage 2

19-Aug-20

Stage 2

13-Jul-20

Stage 2

20-Aug-20

Stage 2

14-Jul-20

Stage 2

01-Sep-20

Stage 2

15-Jul-20

Stage 1 / 2

02-Sep-20

Stage 2 /4

16-Jul-20

Stage 1 / 2

03-Sep-20

Stage 4

13-Aug-20

Stage 2

   

04 November 2020 - NW1985

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) total amount did Eskom pay for coal that was above the annual average price for coal purchases in each year since 2007, (b) is the name of each company that the coal was purchased from and (c) were the coal volumes purchased from each specified company?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

(a)(b) and (c)

The request to disclose the prices and names of associated suppliers is commercially sensitive. The utility is currently progressing coal supply negotiations with existing and potentially new coal suppliers. By disclosing the requested information to parliament and to the public, suppliers could potentially use this information to erode Eskom’s bargaining power.

04 November 2020 - NW2134

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)(a)What financial payments that were requested have been paid to Eskom since 1 January 2020, (b) On what exact dates were the payments made and (c) What amounts were paid; (2) What is the; (a) Total cost in each month of transporting diesel from Cape Town to the gas turbine power plants in the Republic over the past 12 months and (b) Cost per litre of diesel in each month for the past 12 months for the gas turbine power plants; (3) Whether the report of the Medupi Conveyor Belt accident has been completed; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (4) Whether he will furnish Mrs B M van Minnen with a copy of the report; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

(1)(a)(b)(c) Since the question regarding financial payments is not specific, Eskom assumes it refers to payments received in line with the Government Appropriations.

Since January 2020, Eskom received the amounts set out in Table 1 below, as part of the Appropriations and Special Appropriations Act of 2019.

Table 1: Payments received by Eskom in line with Government Appropriations

Financial Year

(b) Date

(c) Amount paid, R'm

2020

03-Feb-20

4 000

2020

11-Feb-20

4 000

2020

28-Feb-20

5 000

2020

31-Mar-20

9 500

2021

29 May 20

1 000

2021

11 Aug 20

5 000

Total for the 2020 Calendar year

28 500

(2)(a) The cost of transport is included in the diesel price. Transport of diesel to Ankerlig and Port Rex is via truck, while transport is via pipeline for Gourikwa and Acacia.

(2)(b) The cost of diesel per litre in each month over the past 12 months for the gas turbine power plants is as set out in Table 2 below. Eskom received an average discount of 35c/l over this period.

Table 2 Cost of diesel per litre in each month for the gas turbine power plants

Month

Wholesale Price (R/l)

Average Discount

Nett Price

(R/l)

04-09-19

14.05

0.35

13.70

02-10-19

14.30

0.35

13.95

06-11-19

14.14

0.35

13.79

04-12-19

13.99

0.35

13.64

01-01-20

14.08

0.35

13.73

05-02-20

14.03

0.35

13.68

03-03-20

13.49

0.35

13.14

01-04-20

12.09

0.35

11.74

06-05-20

10.48

0.35

10.13

03-06-20

10.70

0.35

10.35

01-07-20

12.43

0.35

12.08

05-08-20

12.88

0.35

12.53

(3) The report of the Medupi conveyor belt accident has been completed.

(4) The report is a product of an internal investigation that was commissioned in accordance with Eskom’s established integrated risk management processes. The report is therefore an internal report for consumption by the relevant Eskom senior executives and cannot be made public. However, Eskom endeavours to provide a summary of key findings from the report once internal governance processes are finalised.

03 November 2020 - NW2383

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Msane, Ms TP to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

What multilateral programmes do the Southern African Development Community bloc and other African regional blocs have in addressing human trafficking on the continent?

Reply:

Most Member States in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and African Union (AU) have acceded to the first universal instrument dealing exclusively with human trafficking namely the United Nations (UN) Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children which serves as a supplement the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (2000) known as the Palermo Protocol. This instrument provides the basis for cooperation and sharing of good practices among UN Member States to address human trafficking which is by nature a cross border phenomenon.

At the continental level the African Union adopted the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights in 1981, which prohibits slavery and human trafficking. The Charter is further complemented by the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, which make specific provisions for the protection of women and children against slavery.

Furthermore, the Ouagadougou Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings, Especially Women and Children, adopted by the African Union in 2006, reaffirmed the provisions provided for in the continental instrument on human trafficking and encouraged African States to adopt legislation and institutional measures to combat trafficking in human beings. It aims at developing co-operation, best practices and mechanisms to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings. The Action Plan takes a holistic human rights approach and includes measures to protect the victims and prosecute the traffickers.

SADC adopted a Regional Strategy to Combat Illegal Migration, Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking in Persons. This Strategy includes capacity building and training, revision of the legal frameworks, public education, awareness raising and victim support. Complementary Strategies to this Regional Strategy are the Revised Strategic Plan of Action on Combatting Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, and the SADC-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Programme. Progress from these programmes was noted, amongst others, in the following areas: enactment of legislation criminalising Trafficking in Persons; the development of National Action Plans, Victim Identification Guidelines; Implementing Regulations, Standard Operating Procedures and referral mechanisms; and the establishment of the Regional Database on Trafficking in Persons. As the Regional Strategy to Combat Illegal Migration, Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking in Persons is due to lapse in 2023, the SADC Secretariat, in conjunction with Member States, are reviewing the Regional Strategy.

Member States of the East African Community (EAC), namely; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania, are all party to the United Nations (UN) Convention Against Transactional Organized Crime and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. Article 124 of the EAC Treaty read together with Article 12 of the Protocol on Peace and Security, requires Member States to undertake joint operations in controlling and preventing transnational and cross-border crimes including human trafficking. EAC Member States have specific laws on counter-trafficking in persons which are in line with the above UN Convention and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children. However, the penalties for offences under the laws of Member States differ from one jurisdiction to another.

In 2016, the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) passed the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Bill. The object of the Bill is to provide for a legal framework for the prevention of trafficking in persons, prosecution of perpetrators of trafficking in persons, provision of protection mechanisms and services for victims of trafficking in persons and development of partnerships for co-operation to counter trafficking in persons in the Community.

03 November 2020 - NW2490

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Hlengwa, Mr M to ask the Minister of international relations

(1) In light of recent reports that have allegedly linked an employee of her department to the murder of two women in Sudan (a) what steps has her department taken to co-operate with the Sudanese government in resolving the matter (b) how does her department ensure that diplomatic immunity is not used to cover up crimes and misconduct by employees posted abroad?

Reply:

1. (a) South Africa and Sudan share cordial bilateral relations and the former is co-operating with the Sudanese authorities with regard to investigating the allegations levelled against the partner of the departmental employee. Communication was received through diplomatic channels and subsequently conveyed to the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ&CD) for their guidance.

(b) The Department has no intention of abusing diplomatic immunity nor covering a crime allegedly committed by any employee. The Department has referred the matter to the relevant departments dealing with allegations of this nature.

02 November 2020 - NW2272

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Motsepe, Ms CCS to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What (a) total number of schools in the Republic still use pit toilets as at the latest specified date for which information is available and (b) is the provincial breakdown of the specified schools?

Reply:

a. The site assessment and scoping report recently completed (09/10/2020) revealed that, about 719 Schools require new sanitation facilities as they still make use of the pit toilets. All the other schools which were declared as part of the 3898 have been actioned (allocated to Implementing Agent, who have commenced with planning, or are under construction, or have reached final completion; while some small unviable schools have been merged with other such schools)

b.

PROVINCE

NUMBER OF SCHOOLS

Eastern Cape

561

Kwa-Zulu Natal

89

Limpopo

69

TOTAL

719

02 November 2020 - NW2321

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Mabhena, Mr TB to ask the Minister of Transport

What has the SACivil Aviation Authority done, except to attend a meeting on 27 June 2019 and issue an instruction almost a year later, to ensure that a certain company (name furnished) meets the conditions of their operating licence?

Reply:

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

The SACAA maintains oversight over its license holders through annual inspections and, if required, additional surveillance. The SACAA has therefore conducted oversight audits on this operator as per the mandate of the Regulator.

The licence holder is currently in compliance with the conditions for which the operating certificate was issued, as contemplated inPart 139 of the Civil Aviation Regulations.

02 November 2020 - NW2270

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Transport

With regard to the Public Protector’s report on the illegal conversion of the panel vans into Toyota Quantum 16-seater passenger minibus taxis, which confirmed the allegations levelled against his department and other organs of the State, on what date will he take action against the SA Bureau of Standards, National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications, Management Information Base, Toyota South Africa and all the financial institutions involved in this corruption?

Reply:

In the report on “Illegal Conversion of Toyota Quantum Panel Vans into Minibus Taxis” (Report No 37 of 2018/19), the Public Protector issued remedial action that must be implemented by the Minister of Transport. In terms of the report, the appropriate steps that the Minister is instructed to take urgently is to engage all affected stakeholders to ensure that these vehicles are removed from the roads. There is no suggestion or directive in the PP Report for the Minister to act against any of the entities mentioned above. However, the Minister is forging ahead engaging these stakeholders as directed in the PP Report to find a permanent solution.

02 November 2020 - NW2307

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)What (a) was the reason that the Road Accident Fund (RAF) decided to disband their panel of 103 attorneys that was set up in 2014 and (b) is the new litigious model that the RAF will be following; (2) what total number of (a) in-house lawyers does the RAF currently have, (b) vacancies exist and (c) lawyers does the RAF intend to hire in the 2020-21 financial year?

Reply:

1. (a) The reason the Road Accident Fund (RAF) decided to disband its panel of attorneys is because the Road Accident Fund Act, 1996 (the Act) provides that the RAF must pay compensation to road accident victims in accordance with the Act, which allows the RAF a period of 120 days from the date on which the claim is lodged to investigate its liability and to settle the claim. It is only in exceptional cases that litigation is contemplated, and it is not anticipated that the RAF would outsource its investigation of claims to an external panel of attorneys, as has been done. It is important to mention that a study conducted by Professor Hennie Klopper on the RAF matters set down on the court roll in the Gauteng Division of the High Court, Pretoria revealed that 99.56 % of the matters are settled at the doorstep of court and less than 1% (0.45%) proceed to trial. This study was done in the Pretoria High Court which has the highest number of litigated matters countrywide. Although the research focused on Pretoria, the RAFs observation is that this is reflective of the general trend in all the courts in South Africa. RAF matters get settled by both parties and the settlement agreements are then made orders of court. Moreover, the panel of attorneys and the RAF are regularly criticized for the manner in which they manage these outsourced claims. In a recent Judgment in Mpumalanga High Court in the matter of Mncube v RAF, Legodi JP said the following

“More than 90% of matters on our trial roll are the Road Accident Fund which is funded through public purse. One would have thought the parties and or legal practitioners in dealing with these matters, will be more expedient and professional. However, the contrary appears to be the case. This is despite continuous financial woes the Fund finds itself in.”

In the unreported judgment of Daniels and Others v Road Accident Fund and Others, Binns-Ward J, after reviewing 17 cases where the RAF was rebuked by various judges for their handling of claims and litigation, said the following:

A depressing feature of all of the aforementioned judgments is that they instance examples of cases in which the Fund must have incurred substantial legal expenses in taking to trial, or on appeal, claims which it had no basis to responsibly contest. In the context of the evidence before us that legal expenses constitute a very significant component of the Fund's overall expenditure, this is an aspect of the Fund's conduct which is demanding of conscientious attention by the responsible authorities…”.

Currently, the RAF owes claimants many billions of Rand in settled claims. It is however unable to pay these claimants and yet spends R10.6 billion on legal costs annually. By getting rid of the current operating model, with unaffordable panel of attorneys, and by adopting the new operating model the RAF could save substantial amounts in legal fees.

The RAF 2020-2025 Strategic Plan targets a 75% saving on legal costs over the five-year period, which will assist the RAF to pay claimants promptly from the anticipated saving. In addition, this new operating model will lead to very few RAF matters coming before courts, which will lessen the workload of the overworked judgesand (b) the new litigious model that the RAF is following seeks to capacitate its operations for Claim Handlers to investigate and settle claims, as opposed to outsourcing claims to a costly panel of attorneys, and by pursuing voluntary mediation, as opposed to expensive and protracted litigation, and where litigation cannot be avoided, referral of the matter to a salaried state attorney, as opposed to a private attorney;

(2) (a) the RAF currently has a total number of 62 attorneys to be seconded to the Office of the State Attorney to deal exclusively with RAF matters, (b) the further recruitment of additional attorneys will be informed by an analysis still be done on the ability of the current attorneys to deal efficiently with the current number of litigated matters, where triable disputes exists, and (c) the RAF aims to further recruit on an ongoing basis such additional attorneys informed by the number of litigated matters which requires representation in Court. The number of attorneys to be recruited in the 2020 – 21 financial year is unknown at this stage.

02 November 2020 - NW2338

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

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1266 on 13 July 2020, teachers who have been diagnosed with co-morbidities have returned to school; if not, why not; if so, what number of the specified teachers have returned to schools?

Reply:

As at the end of COVID-19 Alert Levels 2, a total of 22 392 educators had been granted concession to work from home or remotely in terms of Collective Agreement 1 of 2020. These educators were expected to return to work commencing on 21 September 2020 upon the inception of Alert Level 1, and the expiry of the concession granted in terms of Collective Agreement 1 of 2020. As at 09 October 2020 all affected educators had returned to work as expected, except those who had applied for and granted various types of leave in terms of the normal leave dispensation. In total 3 975 educators had not returned to work by 09 October 2020; and of these edu8cators, only 475 had not been granted leave in terms of the applicable leave dispensation.

02 November 2020 - NW2254

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Mabhena, Mr TB to ask the Minister of Transport

Of the R30 million adjusted budget for the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPEs) to support taxi ranks, (a) what amount of that budget was paid to the service providers and (b)(i) what are the relevant details of exactly what items were bought, (ii) how was it distributed, (iii) which taxi ranks received the PPEs and (iv) is there an acknowledgement of receipt?

Reply:

a) What amount of the budget was paid to the service providers, and

An amount of R30 055 626, 16

b) (i) What are the relevant details of exactly what items were bought,

Procurement of PPE’s for Public Transport Industry – Type of PPE’s and Cost

GOODS

ITEMS

AMOUNT

Public Transport: Activation at Taxi Ranks

Mask Surgical, Gloves - Surgical, Sanitisers, Disinfectants, SanitiserRefils, Disinfectant Wipes, Non-contact Infrared Temperature Scanners

R141 940,00

Public Transport: Round 1 - DOT assistance to the taxi industry and commuters

Mask Surgical, Gloves - Surgical, Sanitisers empty refillable bottles, Disinfectants,SanitiserRefils, Disinfectant refill, Disposable Protective Wear, Fogging Machines

R12 142 082,38

Public Transport: Round 2 - DOT assistance to the taxi industry and commuters (Multiple Award)

Sanitisers empty refillable bottles, Disinfectant refill, Disposable Protective Wear, Fogging Machines, Mask Surgical, Disinfectant Spray, SanitiserRefils

R12 589 210.03

PT: Assistance to DBE by providing Sanitisers and Disinfectant to Scholar Transport

Disinfectant refillable bottle, Disinfectant Refils, Gloves-Surgical, Sanitiser refillable bottle, SanitiserRefils

R5 182 393.75

 

TOTAL EXPENDITURE ON PPE

R30 055 626,16

 

TOTAL EXPENDITURE ON PPE – TRANSPORT SECTOR

R30 055 626,16

(ii) How was it distributed?

The PPEs were distributed proportionally among provinces based on the number of taxi vehicles registered and issued with valid Operating License in each province. See attached tables A and B.

TABLE A: TAXI INDUSTRY

Note: Deliveries Round 1 completed - 20/04/2020 Deliveries Round 2 completed - 19/05/2020

ITEM

UNIT OF MEASURE

PROVINCIAL DISTRIBUTION

TOTAL QUANTITY DELIVERED

 

GP

KZN

WC

MP

L

FS

NW

EC

NC

 

PENDO-FOG machine to disinfect surfaces and taxis

per item

3

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

19

Taxi Disinfectant Spray Bottle

2 units per taxi rank x 300

170

167

161

109

117

117

117

117

117

1192

Disinfectant refill for taxis

2 x 20 litres per rank x 300

173

169

163

111

119

119

119

119

119

1211

Sanitizers 1 litre bottles for each taxi for use by driver and passengers

per item

16247

15750

24210

16650

16650

15900

16650

16900

14300

153257

Sanitisers 20 litre refill

20 litre

451

302

336

253

253

252

253

286

223

2609

PPE suits for Marshalls

per item

130

126

126

100

106

103

106

106

96

999

Masks

per item

98000

78890

78840

54940

54940

58890

54940

55700

44900

580040

Gloves

box of 100

1060

851

60

928

928

815

828

860

760

7090

TABLE B: SCHOLAR TRANSPORT

Note: Deliveries completed by 05/06/2020

ITEM

UNIT OF MEASURE

PROVINCIAL DISTRIBUTION

TOTAL QUANTITY DELIVERED

 

GP

KZN

WC

MP

L

FS

NW

EC

NC

 

Sanitizers 1 litre bottles for use by driver and passengers

per item

500

133

209

153

180

310

137

757

121

2500

Sanitisers 10 litre refill

10 litre refill

757

85

500

133

180

153

137

121

209

2275

Disinfectant litre bottle for Transport

per item

500

133

209

153

180

79

137

757

121

2269

Disinfectant 20 litre refill

20 litre refill

500

133

209

153

180

79

137

757

121

2269

Gloves for drivers

box of 100

757

90

500

133

180

153

137

121

209

2280

(iii) Which taxi ranks received the PPEs, and

The PPEs were received by the Provincial Representatives who then distributed them in the different taxi ranks within the Provinces.

(iv) Is there an acknowledgement of receipt?

The Provincial Representatives received and acknowledged receipt of the PPEs.

02 November 2020 - NW2393

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Transport

What criteria will he use in appointing the next board of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa to prevent what was experienced with the previous board?

Reply:

The composition of the Board of control of PRASA is provided in Section 24 of the Legal Succession to the South African Transport Services Act, 1989 (Act No. 9 of 1989). Section 24(1) empowers the Minister to appointment a Board of Control of eleven (11) Members.

The criteria for appointing the Board of Control is as follows:

a) Publication of an advert in the Media calling for nomination of persons to serve as Members of the Board of Control of PRASA.

b) Shortlisting of nominated persons.

c) Recommendation for appointment of suitable candidates.

d) Request Cabinet approval for appointment of recommended candidates.

e) Once Cabinet approves/supports the recommendations, the Minister will appoint the approved candidates.

f) The candidates will be given appointment letters and will be inducted and resume their duties.

02 November 2020 - NW2394

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)What amount did his department budget for the maintenance of the roads from Maphumulo in the iLembe region in KwaZulu-Natal joining Glendale, Jimu, and Mvozane to Tongaat and Mazibuko, to the Mvoti pedestrian bridge, which has been under construction for six years, and which gets flooded during the winter season, making the roads dangerous and difficult to use; (2) (a) why has the construction of the specified roads taken so long and (b) on what date is it envisaged that the construction of the roads will be completed?

Reply:

It was assumed that the following projects are the one that they are refering to as they are the only two projects that have challenges on site with stoppages by poor perfomance of the same contractor which is Tekeweni Civils,

1. Backround information on P711 (Upgrade Project)

Main Road 711 is situated within the Ilembe District in KZN and commences at km 0,000 at the intersection with P104 and ends at km 33.49 at the intersection with P20/1 (R74). The last 4.11 kilometres of the road has a blacktop surface while the remainder of the road is gravel. The route closely follows the existing alignment in a north to south direction intersecting with a number of district and local access roads. In addition, the route also serves a large population, approximately nine secondary and primary schools, three crèches, two health facilities including the Mtandeni Hospital, four places of worship (viz. churches) as well as agricultural lands. The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport has elected to upgrade the entire gravel section of Main Road 711 to a blacktop standard together with seven major structures in order to enable safer and greater travel between the towns of Maphumulo, Stanger, the King Shaka International Airport and the Dube Tradeport.

Projeced budget Expenditure & Output

Financial Year

Budget Required on Construction

Budget Required on Design

Km Outputs

Major Structures

Persons days

Jobs created

Training

               

2020/21

R 37 259 436.00

R6 227 491.50

5

3

2440

18

10

2021/22

R 65 620 951.20

R7 599 328.80

5

3

5640

30

10

2022/23

R 44 982 268.20

R4 432 941.80

4.08

1

3670

23

10

Sub Total

R 147 862 655.00

R18 259 762.10

5

7

11750

71

10

Grand Total

R 331 987 483.90

R112 441 022.83

29.08

8

65674

1433

10

The general project information is as follows:

GENERAL PROJECT INFORMATION

Extent of Project (Region)

Mtandeni to Maphumulo– (King Shaka)

Project Description (Technical, Social, Developmental)

To upgrade the corridor between Maphumulo and Stanger/ Tongaat and the DubeTradeport. To facilitate the development in the area

Latest Total Project Budget Estimate

R 444 428 506.73

Total No of kms of Project

29.080 kms

Start Date (Design year)

October 2010

Start Date (Construction year)

July 2011

Anticipated construction completion

July 2022

( 1) Backround information on P100 (Upgrade Projects)

P100 will be designed from km 15+400 to the end at km 45+192, at the uMzinyathi River Bridge. The existing portion of the route requiring upgrading extends from the Mdloti River Bridge in the north to the uMzinyathi River Bridge in the south. The proposed alignment closely follows the existing alignment, with both horizontal and vertical realignments proposed to meet the minimum geometric standards required. The road has been classified as a Secondary Road (SR), catering for medium to long distance movements between primary roads, towns and agricultural areas. The design and construction of uMzinyathi River Bridge will include the realignment of the bridge, use of the existing structure as a temporary deviation, construction of a new bridge and the removal of the existing bridge.

Projected budget expenditure & output

Financial Year

Budget Required on Construction

Budget Required on Design

Km Outputs

Major Structures

Persons days

Jobs created

 

             

Training

2020/21

R64 570 445.25

R6 410 593.35

3.78

2

2960

22

10

2021/22

R16 267 597.85

R4 273 728.90

0.412

1

990

45

10

Sub Total

R80 838 043.10

R10 684 322.25

4.192

3

3950

67

0

Grand Total

R473 451 595.16

R97 583 990.24

34.42

12

164 567

3673

10

The general project information is as follows:

GENERAL PROJECT INFORMATION

Extent of Project (Region)

Ndwedwe to Inanda

Project Description (Technical, Social, Developmental)

Type 3: Secondary Road. 6.5m wide, 2-lane, black-topped surfaced road, traversing generally mountainous terrain with climbing and passing lanes due to percentage of heavies. Highly urbanized for a portion, catalyst for development due to proximity to Inanda, Ntuzuma&KwaMashu, Development potential for opening agricultural areas and access to schools, clinics and housing.

Latest Total Project Budget Estimate

R 571 035 585.41

Total Length of Project

29.72 km

Start Date (Design year)

2001

Start Date (Construction year)

April 2003

Anticipated Construction Completion Date

March 2022

(2) (a) why has the construction of the specified roads taken so long and

The construction of this road takes so long due to the following challenges:

Challenges

Remedial Measures

The contractor’s slow rate of progress

The contractor was issued with two contractual notifications highlighting slow rate progress. The contractor has not increased productivity therefore, this contract is currently following the termination process within the department. The annual contract ZNT4198 has been planned and submitted to the department for approval, should the current contract be terminated, in order to complete the remaining works on P711 between Km 9.080 to Km 14.080.

The unmarked grave sites within the road reserve

Ongoing consultation with local community members

The relocation of ilembe water main affects approximately 1,2km of the existing road.

The contractor has been instructed to provide a programme of works in order to complete the relocation.

Community Protests due to non-payment to sub-contractors by the main contractor

Ongoing engagement with the main contractor and community at PLC and special meetings.

(2) (a) why has the construction of the specified roads taken so long?

The construction of this road takes so long due to the following challenges:

Challenges

Remedial Measures

The contractor’s slow rate of progress

The Contractor was issued with two contractual notifications highlighting slow rate progress. The contractor has not increased productivity therefore, this contract is currently following the Termination process within the Department. The annual contract ZNT4198 has been planned and submitted to the Department for approval, should the current contract be Terminated, in order to complete the remaining works on P100.

The relocation of external services within the road reserve

Ongoing consultation with external service providers

Community Protests due to non-payment to sub-contractors by the main contractor

Ongoing engagement with the main contractor and community at PLC and special meetings.

The maximisation of CPG opportunities in a contract that does not have a CPG allocation due to the tender being advertised in 2015 and engagement with the respective local business forums

This is being addressed through PLC meetings and ongoing discussions with the contractor.

02 November 2020 - NW2320

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Mabhena, Mr TB to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether, in light of the fact that a certain company (name furnished) failed to establish the Environmental Consultative Committee as directed and has contravened section 139.02.11 (1) of the Civil Aviation Regulations (details furnished), sanctions have been imposed on the specified company for the contravention of the regulation; if not, why not, if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

The establishment of an Environmental Consultative Committee (ECC) is not a default regulatory requirement and only becomes a legal requirement when the Director of Civil Aviation (DCA) issues an instruction to that effect. The license holder was therefore not in contravention with the regulation before the issuance of such an instruction, on 04 June 2020. Such an instruction by the DCA, is issued when environmental matters at an aerodrome does not get resolved through other means and it becomes necessary for the license holder to establish a formal consultative structure with interested parties in the area to resolve environmental matters.

02 November 2020 - NW2308

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)What (a) are the reasons that the Road Accident Fund (RAF) ignored the court order by Judge Wendy Hughes on 1 June 2020 to retain the lawyers for six more months and (b) plans are in place to assist with clients’ claims during the specified time period; (2) (a) how does the RAF intend to source more state attorneys, (b) what are the timelines and (c) why has the RAF chosen to take the specified route and move away from the previous approach; (3) whether the specified change that the RAF has embarked on will be more cost-effective for the specified entity; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the (a) details of the costing and (b) further relevant details; (4) what has been the total cost to the RAF to have the panel of 103 attorneys disbanded?

Reply:

1. (a) The reasons that the Road Accident Fund (RAF) ignored the court order by Judge Wendy Hughes on 1 June 2020 to retain the lawyers for six more months was that the RAF launched an appeal against the order, which appeal has the legal effect of suspending the operation of the order. However, the Applicants then brought an application in terms of section 18(3) of the Superior Courts Act, 2013 for the order to be implemented pending the outcome of the petition to the Supreme Court of Appeal, which application was granted by the Judge, but was subsequently set aside by a full bench of the Court,following an appeal by the RAF in terms of section 18(4) of the Act; and (b) the RAF has put plans in place, as required by section 4(1)(b)of the RAF Act, to assist with clients’ claims by investigating and settling the matters returned by its former panel of attorneys and inviting plaintiff attorneys to block settlement meetings, where the RAF purposefully pursues the settlement of matters that are capable of settlement, and by referring disputes for voluntary mediation through a pilot project. Majority of these matters were litigated unnecessary as they are capable of settlement. This approach is beneficial to the claimants as they no longer need to wait for future trial dates in order to have their claims settled but rather settled earlier;

2. (a) the RAF intends to source more state attorneysthrough its usual recruitment processes and this will be informed by the volume of work (number of litigated matters where there are triable disputes) versus the reasonable number of attorneys required to attend to such matter efficiently; (b) with a timeline for the initial targeted number set for the end of the current financial year and (c) the RAF has chosen the specified route to move away from the previous approach because the Road Accident Fund Act, 1996 (the Act) provides that the RAF must pay compensation to road accident victims in accordance with the Act, which allows the RAF a period of 120 days from the date on which the claim is lodged to investigate its liability and to settle the claim. It is only in exceptional cases that litigation is contemplated, and it is not anticipated that the RAF would outsource its investigation of claims to an external panel of attorneys, as has been done. It is important to mention that a study conducted by Professor Hennie Klopper on the RAF matters set down on the court roll in the Gauteng Division of the High Court, Pretoria revealed that 99.56 % of the matters are settled at the doorstep of court and less than 1% (0.45%) proceed to trial. This study was done in the Pretoria High Court which has the highest number of litigated matters countrywide. Although the research focused on Pretoria, the RAFs observation is that this is reflective of the general trend in all the courts in South Africa. RAF matters get settled by both parties and the settlement agreements are then made orders of court. Moreover, the panel of attorneys and the RAF are regularly criticized for the manner in which they manage these outsourced claims. In a recent Judgment in Mpumalanga High Court in the matter of Mncube v RAF, Legodi JP said the following

“More than 90% of matters on our trial roll are the Road Accident Fund which is funded through public purse. One would have thought the parties and or legal practitioners in dealing with these matters, will be more expedient and professional. However, the contrary appears to be the case. This is despite continuous financial woes the Fund finds itself in.”

In the unreported judgment of Daniels and Others v Road Accident Fund and Others, Binns-Ward J, after reviewing 17 cases where the RAF was rebuked by various judges for their handling of claims and litigation, said the following:

“A depressing feature of all of the aforementioned judgments is that they instance examples of cases in which the Fund must have incurred substantial legal expenses in taking to trial, or on appeal, claims which it had no basis to responsibly contest. In the context of the evidence before us that legal expenses constitute a very significant component of the Fund's overall expenditure, this is an aspect of the Fund's conduct which is demanding of conscientious attention by the responsible authorities…”.

Currently, the RAF owes claimants many billions of Rand in settled claims. It is however unable to pay these claimants and yet spends R10.6 billion on legal costs annually. By getting rid of the current operating model, with unaffordable panel of attorneys, and by adopting the new operating model the RAF could save substantial amounts in legal fees. The RAF 2020-2025 Strategic Plan targets a 75% saving on legal costs over the five-year period, which will assist the RAF to pay claimants promptly from the anticipated saving. In addition, this new operating model will lead to very few RAF matters coming before courts, which will lessen the workload of the overworked judges;

(3) it is foreseen that the change will be substantially more cost-effective for the RAF (a) by reverting to an operating model which gives effect to section 4(1)(b) of the RAF Act, where the RAF capacitates its Operations (claims) Department for Claim Handlers to investigate and settle claims, as opposed to outsourcing claims to a costlypanel of attorneys, and by pursuing voluntary mediation, as opposed to expensive and protracted litigation, through which significant savings in legal cost can be achieved and (b) where litigation cannot be avoided, referral of the matter to a salaried state attorney, as opposed to a private attorney, will achieve further savings. In terms of the previous model, any attendance by an attorney on a particular litigated matter resulted in a charge of approximately R 292,50 per quarter of an hour and with RAF litigation being handled by the office of the State Attorneys, such attendances will no longer attract any fees;

(4) the service level agreements concluded between the RAF and its former panel of attorneys expired due to effluxion of time on 31 May 2020 following amendments which were made to the Service Level Agreement which was due to expire in November 2019. Of significance with the amendment is that a provision which allowed for making copies on handover of files was amended. The provision of copying costs was going to result in legal costs of R 1, 3 Billion at any time when the RAF changes the panel of attorneys. The total cost to the RAF to have the panel of attorneys disbanded is unknown, as it is a function of the difference between the R 3.6 billion approximately spent by the RAF annually on its former panel of attorneys, and the cost of the implementation of the new operating model, which is expected to achieve substantial savings on legal cost, as alluded to in the earlier response to the prior question.

30 October 2020 - NW2376

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

In light of the fact that eight environment ministry officials have been suspended in relation to a R2 billion tender fraud (details furnished), and her department's undertaking that it would, in due course, implement system recommendations that were outlined in the forensic investigation report, what(a) are the recommendations and (b) is the expected timeline for the implementation of the recommendations?

Reply:

A The forensic investigation report made the following recommendations with regard to improvement to supply chain management processes:

  1. The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) should revise its functionality criteria for tenders such that these is compliance with the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000: Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017.
  2. The DEFF should revise its practice of appointing the same officials to serve on the Bid Specification Committee (BSC) and Bid Evaluation Committee (BEC). The functions of bid specification and evaluation should be segregated in order b minimise the risk of allusion between officials.
  3. The DEFF should implement a system whereby all BSC, BEC and Bid Adjudication Committee (BAC) meetings are mechanically bearded. Such recordings should be filed for reference.
  4. The Supply Chain Management (SCM) Directorate should ensue that all minutes of BSC, BEC and BAC meetings are prepared within a reasonable period and filed. Such minutes should be signed by the relevant officials present at such meetings.
  5. The DEFF should cancel all contracts and/or negotiations with bidders who did not meet the mandakry and functional requirement of the bid.

B The following recommendations have been implemented to date:

    1. Criteria far evaluation of tenders have been amended b ensure objectivity and transparency. All Terms of Reference are reviewed by a quality assurer and are approved by the BAC.
    2. BAC meetings are recorded and minutes are prepared timeously. The BAC will only consider tenders for adjudication of the BSC and BEC minutes are included in submission.

The following recommendations will be implemented in due course:

iii. Amendments to the SCM with regard B the BSC and BEC composition

lv. Contracts as currently being reviewed by Counsel to consider any legal risks and to advise regarding the due process that must be followed when contracts are cancelled.

Regards

MS B D CREECY, MP
MINISTER OF FORESTRY, FISIJERIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
DATE:
27/10/2020

30 October 2020 - NW2485

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

Whether he will provide Mrs C Phillips with a list of any companies that (a) he and (b) his immediate family members are shareholders in and/or benefit from financially, that have applied for prospecting and/or mining rights; if not, why not; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister makes annual declarations to Parliament through the Parliamentary Ethics Committee. The Member can, if she is interested, make a request of the Ministers Declaration of Financial Interests from the Committee.

 

30 October 2020 - NW2482

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

With reference to naming of streets to acknowledge persons and promote heritage transformation, (a) what (i) total number of streets in each province have been earmarked for this purpose and (ii) is the reason that some streets remain unnamed and (b) how does the Government intend to address the issue of unnamed streets? NW3090E

Reply:

(a). (i) – (ii) The naming and renaming of streets remains the mandate of the local municipalities and does not fall within the mandate of the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture.

(b) The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture is responsible for the naming and renaming of national features as per the South African Geographical Names Council Act, (Act No 118 of 1998).

30 October 2020 - NW2353

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Winkler, Ms HS to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

On what data will her Department set up a meeting to discuss shark fishing quotas, considering that shark numbers are dwindling and that catch-and-release has shown B cause slow and painful death by drowning according to studies?

Reply:

There has been no date set by this Department to specifically discuss 6hark quotas or allocations as yet. Previously, rights in the Demersal Shark Longline sector were allocated by the then Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fi9henes in 2013 and will be expiring at the end of 2020. A Total Applied Effort(TAE) of 5 vessels was allocated in the sector previously.

In May 2020, the Minister appointed an Expert Panel to formally review South Africa's National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks (NPOA-Sharks). The Panel was mandated to, among other things, focus on alignment with the International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks (lPOA-Sharks) of the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), as well as to advise regarding progress on the current plan. The Expert Panel must also make recommendations on the plan generally with a view to improving it and ensuring its proper implementation so as to ensure the Department’s commitment to the long-term sustainable consumptive and non-consumptive use of the species. The Panel is expected to provide the Minister with a report by mid-November 2020

Regards

MS B D CREECY, MP

MINISTER 0F FORESTRY, FISHERIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

DATE: 30/10/2020

 

30 October 2020 - NW2299

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether she will explain why the National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) who is mandated in terms of the Animals Protection Act, Act 71 of 1962, to support the SA Police Service in enforcing legislation that protects and prevents cruelty to animals, is not funded directly by the Government, but has to rely on funding from the National Lottery and private organisations; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the full relevant details; (2) whether her department is considering a more direct budget-related funding model so as to ensure that the NSPCA can fulfil its lawfully mandated tasks; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the full relevant details? NW2871E

Reply:

1. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1993 [No. 169 of 1993] which is the founding legislation which covers the National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) provides for control of societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals, and for matters connected therewith. These societies are non-profit organizations and through this Act are enabled to collect contributions or raise funds country-wide in any lawful manner; and may receive financial grants from public funds and accept donations and bequests from any person or estatesubject to the provisions of, and as contemplated in, the Fundraising Act, 1978 (Act No. 107 of 1978). The NSPCA has been sustaining itself through revenue streams which are provided for within the Act.

2. No.The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development is not considering direct budget allocations to the NSPCA. The Department is currently working on legislation that will also empower government officials to enforce the Act.

30 October 2020 - NW2298

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

Whether she will explain why South Africa has not yet signed the Leaders' Pledge for Nature, which has already been signed by 70 countries, and which will commit South Africa B implement immediately actionable policy in order to ‹averse biodiversity loss over the next decade; if not, why not; if so, what are the full, relevant details?

Reply:

The Leaders' Pledge for Nature deals with a number of issues that are currently the subject of multilateral negotiations within the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), amongst others.

Given the fact that this Leaders' Pledge for Nature is not a multilaterally agreed document, nor did not form part of any multilateral negotiations and that it contains element which are the subject of ongoing negotiations as well as its requirements for a commitment to act and take accountability, it is prudent for any responsible Government to study the actions required and it implications on the country, prior to committing. The Leaders' Pledge for Nature is still open for endorsement and therefore, South Africa may still sign it after careful study of its content and the implications thereof on its biodiversity policy.

Our country remains committed to the implementation of its goals and objectives, and are committed to working towards an adoption of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework at the COP15 of the CBD in Kunming, China next year.

Regards

MS B D CREECY, MP
MINISTER OF F0RE8TRY, FISHERES AND THE ENVIRONNENT

DATE: 30/10/2020

30 October 2020 - NW2286

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether she will furnish Mr K P Sithole with an update regarding her statement dated 30 May 2020, entitled Covid-19 alert level 3 risk adjusted strategy tourism sector response measures and directions, and in particular advice on the progress of the R30 million financial relief package that was set aside for tour guides as there are many registered tour guides who are yet to receive financial relief; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. Following the Minister’s address earlier this year, a budget of R30million was set aside to provide financial assistance to the tourist guiding sector, particularly to tourist guides that operate as freelancers. To be eligible to access the fund, the following minimum requirements had to be met:

  • Be a registered tourist guide with the relevant Provincial Registrar; and
  • Be a freelance tourist guide (i.e. not registered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) as an employee)

2. The Department implemented a “no application’’ process. As the custodians of the information pertaining to registered tourist guides, Provincial Registrars (from all nine (9) provinces) provided the Department with their respective databases of registered tourist guides whose details (including cellphone numbers) had been verified and updated.

3. Based on the information that was received by the respective Provincial Registrars, further verifications were conducted with UIF. Based on the outcome of the UIF verification process, payments to a total of 4415 tourist guides have been processed to date. The 4415 tourist guides that were processed for payment met the criteria that is outlined above. As per the UIF data, 4778 tourist guides did not qualify for the funding.During the verification process it was found that 260 were duplications or their information was incomplete or incorrect.The breakdown of the number of guides submitted by the respective provinces and the payments that have been processed per province is outlined in the table below:

Province

Number of guides submitted by province

Number of guides that met the criteria for payment

% of guides received funding

1. Eastern Cape

505

 

179

35%

2. Free State

38

 

24

63%

3. Gauteng

1167

 

963

83%

4. KwaZulu-Natal

745

 

410

55%

5. Limpopo

418

 

145

35%

6. Mpumalanga

1197

 

434

36%

7. Northern Cape

109

 

105

96%

8. North West

242

 

116

48%

9. Western Cape

5032

 

2039

41%

Totals

9453

4415

47%

4. A total of R19 867 500.00 has been committed for the payment to 4415 tourist guides. By end of October 2020, all 4415 tourist guides will have received a total payment of R4500 (R1500per guide X 3 months).

30 October 2020 - NW2370

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

(1)Whether, in relation to the recommendations of the High-level Review Panel into the State Security Agency, there has been an investigation into and a report produced on the involvement of members of the Executive in intelligence operations and measures to prevent this; if so, (a) which members of the national Executive exceeded their mandate in this regard and (b) what consequences have they faced; (2) whether, in relation to the recommendations of the High-level Review Panel into the State Security Agency, there has been an investigation into and a report produced on the policy framework including legislation that governs operational activities conducted by members of the national Executive; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether, in relation to the recommendations of the High-level Review Panel into the State Security Agency, there has been an investigation into and a report produced on the development of guidelines that will enable members to report a manifestly illegal order as envisaged in section 199(6) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996; if not, why not, if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether, in relation to the recommendations of the High-level Review Panel into the State Security Agency, there has been an investigation into and a report produced on the effectiveness of (a) Training and Development Programmes in capacitating members of the Agency and (b) intelligence and counter-intelligence coordination within the Agency and between the agency and other South African intelligence entities and the capacity and role of the National Intelligence Coordinating Committee in this regard; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) whether, in relation to the recommendations of the High-level Review Panel into the State Security Agency, there has been an investigation into and a report produced on the effectiveness and appropriateness of the existing oversight mechanisms in ensuring accountability and transparency; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

(1) Yes. Investigations have been instituted. These investigations are on going.

(2) The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa prohibts involvement of the Members of the Executive into the intelligence operations of the State Security Agency (SSA). Furthermore, the existing National Strategic Intelligence Act (Act 39 of 1994) and Operational Directives of the SSA also prohits involvement of the Members of the Executive into the intelligence operations.

Both the National Strategic Intelligence Act (Act 39 of 1994) and the Intelligence Services Act (Act 65 of 2002) are under review for amendment as part of the intelligence reforms recommended by the High-level Review Panel.

(3) Review of Operational Directives and Standard Operational Procedure is a work in progress. The review seeks to amongst others enable SSA Members to report manifestly illegal order. Furthermore, a process on Amendments to Regulations is currently underway, the Regulations will strengthen accountability and good governance of the Members.

(4) The Intelligence Academy is in a process of reviewing its training programmes with a view to adequately capacitate Members of the intelligence community. Furthermore, the intelligence amendments currently underway seeks to improve coordination of intellligence and counter intelligence.

(5) The Reports are instrumental in the reform and the legislative amendments, aimed at strengthen the oversight structures. The legislative amendments will be submitted to Parliament for consideration, inputs and processing.

30 October 2020 - NW2302

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

2. What are the reasons that the money from Relief Fund was reduced from R20,000.00 to R2,200.00 (b) why did some artists receive R53,000.00; 3. whether he stated on 3 August 2020 that the rationale of expanded public works rate structure is used to determine the R2, 200, 00; (b) if not, what is the position in this regard, if so, why is the allocated amount R2, 200.00 and not at least R3, 000.00- R3, 500.00 per month when the government self-stipulated that the minimum wage is the bare minimum living wage of R3, 500.00.

Reply:

(1).     a) There was a difference in approach between the first wave and the second wave of the Covid-19 Relief Funding. In the first wave the amounts were based on loss of confirmed income by art practitioners and this was capped at R20 000, 00 per application to accommodate the demand. The second wave approach was open to all arts practitioners regardless of whether they had confirmed gigs or not. The intention was to reach as many art practitioners as possible in an attempt to respond to the outcry from the sector that, many did not have the opportunity in the first wave due to the indicated criteria.

b) The first wave Relief Fund had two categories, first was for loss of income and the second was for new digital solutions projects. The loss of income category was capped at R20,000.00 and the new Digital Solutions projects at R75 000,00 per application. In administering all approved Digital Solutions applications the disbursement of funds was divided into two tranches. All applicants awarded the maximum of R75 000,00 grant received R53,000,00 as the first tranche and R22,000,00 as second tranche. This accounts for the figure in question.

(2).    Yes.  The EPWP guidelines for wages were used with slight adjustments. That is, R100 per day on a 22-day month period. It is to be noted that this was not remuneration as no work or services were performed by the applicants. In this case, the Department’s intention was to, within the available resources, provide relief to as many practitioners as was anticipated due to the relaxation of criteria. 

30 October 2020 - NW2351

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Winkler, Ms HS to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

(1) (a) What is the reasoning behind the Kruger National Park dropping fences to areas bordering members of the Associated Private Nature Reserves (ANPRs) B allow movement of animals that are meant to be safeguarded in protected areas, allowing for trophy hunting of these protected animals, (b) what are the reasons that the decision to drop the fences to surrounding APNRs was not bought before the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries when it undermines the purpo9e of protecting wildlife in national parks, and (c) whether she will furnish Ms H S Winkler with the concept document for the dropping of fences to the APNRs; (2) what are the terms of the agreement on trophy hunting with the APNRs and (b) who provide oversight; and (3) whether she has been informed of the hunting of a young bull elephant that was shot 18 times in a Kruger National Park APNR in December 2016 in an unethical hunt in front of tourists; if not, chat is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) what steps has she taken to hold those responsible for the unethical hunt accountable?

Reply:

 

1. (a) The western boundary fence was dropped alongside fourteen (14) Private, Community and State managed conservation areas and was not limited B the Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR). The reason this include, but are not limited to, support for integrated ecological management, with ecosystem processes, e.g. catchment processes, ecological corridor, climate change processes, natural species migration routes, following a west-east landscape gradient(from the mountain catchment west of the KNP).

The fence dropping is also in fulfillment of the international Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Treaty (GLTFCA, 2002), promoting integrated land use approaches, including the inclusion of Private, Community and State conservation areas into the open conservation estate within South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. This promotes ecological and socio- economic outcomes, as per Treaty objectives. In addition, the inclusion of these areas is also aligned to South Africa's international commitment to expand the conservation estate in the country.

The fence dropping with Private, Community and State area look place in the late 1990s and early 2000s, as per the above explanation. The GLTFCA Cooperative Agreement (2018), its objectives, associated legislative requirements and workplan were presented to the Portfolio Committee during 2019.

The GLTFCA Cooperative Agreement is the first Agreement that provides a consistent framework for the regularisation of all 14 reserves open to KNP, as guided by the legal framework. The Agreement provides a uniform and consistent management framework based on the protected area and associated legislation. Please find attached a copy of the Agreement(Addendum 1c1-2).

2. (a) Approved protocols need to be formalised within reserves that conduct hunting, as per legislative requirements (NEMPA, NEMBA). Please refer attached Addendum 2 for requirement that need to be met.

(b) The Provincial Conservation authorities; Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) and the Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET) are responsible for the regulation of the hunting within these reserves, together with the management structures of such reserves overseeing the management plans and associated practices, such as hunting, in the reserves (NEMPAA Act, 2003{Act No. 57 of 2003)).

3. (a) and (b) SANParks does not allow hunting within the Kruger National Park.

According to information at my disposal, the said elephant bull was hunted in a reserve within the APNR, in accordance with the relevant statutory requirements and the APNR Hunting protocol. Such hunts are overseen by the management structures of the reserves, together with the Provincial Conservation Authorities, they being the regulatory authorities tasked with monitoring compliance with the Protocol. I am advised that during the particular hunt being referred to, no "tourist' besides the hunting party were witness to the hunt. I am also advised that the LEDET provided the documentation to substantiate that the permit were legally issued and that no laws were contravened.

According to information at my disposal, the hunt was legal and took place in accordance with the APNR Hunting Protocol. The APNR off-take committee furthermore reviewed the incident and provided a ruling that the hunt was in accordance with the Protocol. The provincial environmental authority (LEDET) conducted a full investigation into this matter.

Regards

MS BD CREECY, MP

MINISTER 0F FORESTRY, FISHERIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
DATE: 30/10/2020

30 October 2020 - NW2359

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

Whether she will furnish Ms A M M Weber with the (a) hunting offtakes recommended by SA National Packs (SANParks) for the individual private nature reserves that form part of the Associated Private Nature Reserves for 2020, (b) latest census information on which the decision was based and (c) copies of the letters of recommendation from SANParks to (i) Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, (ii) Balule Nature Reserve, (iii) Umbabat Nature Reserve and (iv) Klaserie Private Nature Reserve regarding 2020 hunting offtakes, noting that the previous Managing Executive of SANParks promised to make the hunting offtake figures public; if not, in each case, why not; if so, chat are the further relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(a) SANParks does not recommend hunting off-takes to the Private, Community and State managed reserves open to Kruger National Park (KNP). SANParks comment on the scientific- based animal off-take reque9B reC9ÏVed from such entities, in 00n9Ultation with the provincial regulatory authorities overseeing the allocation of such quotas; namely Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) and Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environment (LEDET).

(b) Census and scientific reports are submitted by the neighbouring Private, Community and State managed areas, which inform and support the off-take requests. The reports are then considered, and if supported, they are approved by the MTPA and LEDET, as the regulatory authorities. The MTPA and LEDET are the custodians of the Census information.

© SANParks comment on the hunting off-take request (See Addendum 1). The allocation of quotas is approved by the MTPA and LEDET, as the regulatory authorities. Approved quotas can be obtained Atom the aforementioned provincial regulatory authorities. However, some of the reserves publish the off-takes quotas on their websites and within their annual reports.

MS B D CREECY, MP
MINISTER OF FORESTRY, FISHERIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
DATE
: 30/10/2020

30 October 2020 - NW2227

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

Whether she has been informed of any officials in her department who are still doing business with her department since 3 August 2020; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (2) whether she will furnish Mr N P Masipa witha list of all the officials who are still doing business with her department; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) are the relevant details and (b) is the value of each contract?

Reply:

1. Yes, I havebeen informed that the Auditor-General South Africa identified three officials during its preliminary audit processes. This audit has not yet been finalised. Once the audit has been finalised, normal government processes will be applied in dealing with the alleged contravention of the law.

2. Yes, the details will be shared once the audit has been finalised by the Auditor General of South Africa.

(a),(b) Falls away.

 

30 October 2020 - NW2306

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

What total number of athletes from each sporting code represented the Republic at the past three (a) Olympic Games and (b) Paralympic Games?

Reply:

The following is the information provided by the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee,

a) Olympic Summer Games

Venue

Year

Female

Male

Total

Beijing

2008

57

79

136

London

2012

58

67

125

Rio

2016

45

93

138

         

b)  Paralympic Summer Games

Venue

Year

Female

Male

Total

Beijing

2008

17

38

55

London

2012

17

45

62

Rio

2016

17

29

46

30 October 2020 - NW2303

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

(1) With reference to his department’s partnership with the Department of Small Business Development, (a) what are the reasons that the amount of R22 million was ring-fenced before the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) had been determined and (b) by what date will the MOA be submitted to Parliament for referral to the Portfolio Committee (PC) on Sport, Arts and Culture. (2) How was the amount of R22 million established? (3) Whether he will advise if the specified PC will receive a copy of the Cultural and Creative Industries of South Africa’s (CCIFSA) problem statement; if so, why does the CCIFSA need more money, since they, like all entities , receive a budget allocation from his department; (4) Whether, given that the PC needs clarity because the ring-fencing of money for the specified entity was not discussed within the PC, he has found that the entity has managed its finances well; if not, will the proposed allocation be additional to their budget allocation?

Reply:

1.(a) Processes to obtain National Treasury approval for the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture to contribute an equal amount to what the Department of Small Business Development had set aside for this partnership, and the signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) were undertaken in parallel to each other.

1.(b) The Director General of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture and the Acting Director General of the Department of Small Business Development signed the MoA between the two departments on 07 October 2020, prior to the call for applications going out. The MoA is ready and available to be shared with the Portfolio Committee.

2.The total amount of R22 282 000. was solely based on what both departments had available for the COVID-19 Relief funding; and took into account the size of the sub-sectors that needed to be supported.

3.This Relief Funding is being managed by both DSAC and DSBD; with Provincial Implementing Agents that will be doing the end-to-end administration of application, to whom funding will be transferred for processing to successful applicants. This funding is not being routed through CCIFSA

4.This Relief Funding was not routed through CCIFSA; neither is it being managed by them. See response above.

30 October 2020 - NW2401

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Hendricks, Mr MGE to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1) Given that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Department of Basic Education and Sport and Recreation South Africa regarding an Integrated School Sport Framework that provides for clarity on roles and responsibilities for all stakeholders in school sport was signed on 30 May 2018 in Cape Town, which currently is not being followed, what steps will he take to reclaim full autonomy over school sport by stopping federations from discarding the well-organised school sport bodies to start their own sport bodies; (2) whether his department has been informed of the division and confusion the discarding of the specified MoU is causing amongst schools, as they do not know which school sport body they need to affiliate to; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether his department has been informed of the extent to which the specified problems are disadvantaging learners; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether he will intervene to stabilise the situation so that learners can once again enjoy school sport; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The former Department of Sport and Recreation and the present Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) continues to implement its responsibilities as indicated in the MOU signed on 30 May 2018.

This is illustrated by the fact that DSAC has aligned its Mass Participation and Sport Development Conditional Grant funding on School Sport, to ensure that the outcomes as it relates to its roles and responsibilities in the MOU are effected. It should be noted that DBE is responsible for levels 1-3 of the MoU and DSAC is responsible for levels 4-6. and to this effect from the Conditional Grant funding, School Sport has a ring-fenced 40% allocation, which is further allocated as follows:

Provinces MUSTring fence R10 million to provide transport, attire and delivery of provincial teams to the National School Sport Championships. An allocation to a province will include all funds that are necessary for the hosting of the National Schools Championships and will include accommodation, breakfast and dinner for the provinces that will be hosting the 4 segments of the National Schools Championships a year, (Autumn, Winter, IG Festival and Summer).

The remaining School Sport allocation is further allocated as follows:

  • 10 % for training of people to deliver school sport;
  • 20% to purchase equipment and or attire for schools below quintal 1- 3 identified through participation in leagues;
  • 40% to deliver district and provincial competitions;
  • 15% to remunerate co-ordinators who co-ordinate, support, monitor and evaluate school sport at district and local level; and
  • 15 % to support school sport structures.

School Sport is a joint co-operation between the Department of Sport , Arts and Culture and Department of Basic Education and thus each has a responsibility to ensure that School Sport is fully implemented as indicated in the MoU. National Sports Federations are recognized in terms of the Recognition of Sports Bodies Regulations and are custodians of the code of sport. School Sport is a critical pipeline for the honing of skills talent identification and it forms the foundation of the athlete development pathway. No School Sport structure can function on its own, without the support of the Federations. Federations are the custodians of their codes and must take ownership to ensure that there are school sport structures and School Sport has representation within the Structures of the Federation.

There is no intention to close school sport structures, however all school sport structures must adhere to the guidelines for the establishment of school sport structures, must be recognized and an affiliate of the Sports Federations and must be representative of educators for the purpose of accountability and safeguarding. The Department provides dedicated, ringfenced funding to the priority codes for School Sport. There is an allocation of funding within the Conditional Grant allocated to provinces for the establishment of School Sport structures.

2. The stakeholders meet regularly on a quarterly basis as an Extended Joint National Task Team comprising Federations, National Departments of Sport and Education, Provincial Departments of Sport and Education, Teacher unions and School Governing Bodies Associations to discuss programmes and policy matters related to the MoU. Progress reports from all stakeholders are shared.

To date there has not been any indication of confusion about structures. The only matter that has been a challenge is with regard to Athletics SA and their affiliate School Athletics. All School Sport structure know that they must account to the Federation, as the custodians of the code and also report quarterly to the extended JNTT.

Schools Athletics had sought to operate outside the mother body with disregard to resolutions taken at a Council meeting. They were subsequently suspended by the Federation. All our operations regarding sporting codes is done through Sport Federations and not School Sport structures.

3. Indeed, the challenges in School Sport have far reaching implications for the learners. We are guided by the National Sport and Recreation Act which empowers the Minister to recognise one sporting body per code. There is also the Recognition of Sport and Recreation Bodies Regulations, which gives effect to that act. Resources are provided to Federations to implement school sport and work through them to ensure that school sport structures are accountable. We also acknowledge that the active teachers play a central role in the structures and their participation in the programme is important. The resistance of some of the School Sport structures to adhere to this principle creates a challenge that ultimately leads to other undesirable effects. In an effort to sustain such autonomous structures, learners / parents are expected to pay for participation. This, then creates a wide gap between those who have and those who have not. The far-reaching consequence is that athletes participating outside the Federations jurisdiction do not gain official recognition for achievements, setting new records and the awarding of National colours which falls within the jurisdiction of the National Federations.

4. The department stands ready at all times to intervene in resolving these matters and we have intervened previously where there has been misunderstanding between structures and federations. As indicated above, the Department convened a meeting with Athletics SA, the Department of Basic Education and the Teacher Union to resolve the impasse around the Schools Athletics Championship that was disrupted by COVID-19 Lockdown.

30 October 2020 - NW2369

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

Whether, in relation to the recommendations of the High-level Review Panel into the State Security Agency, there has been an investigation into and a report on the (a) impact on the work of the civilian intelligence agencies of the amalgamation of the previous services into one agency and the appropriateness of the change, (b) appropriateness of the current structure of the agency to its core mandates and to effective command, control and accountability, (c) mandate and capacity of the State Security Agency (SSA) and to examine the compatibility of its structure in relation to this mandate, (d) effectiveness of controls to ensure accountability and (e) institutional culture, morale, systems and capacity to deliver on the mandate; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

All the matters raised above by the Honourable Member of Parliament have extensively been dealt with in the Findings and Recommendations of the High-Level Review Panel, particularly as outlined in Chapters 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 and 13 of the High-Level Review Panel’s Report. These matters therefore do not require additional investigation as doing so would duplicate the work done by the Panel. The Honourable Member is also reminded that the President of the Republic, HE President MC Ramaphosa, accepted the High-Level Review Panel report with all its findings and recommendations.

Processes such as drafting of a new legislative framework and the review of internal departmental regulatory processes have been initiated to address the implementation of the recommendations and these are at various degrees of development and implementation. Some of the recommendations in relation to capacity, etc., are however dependent on the finalisation of a new legislative framework.

30 October 2020 - NW2231

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

(1) What are the details of how the money of the relief funding will be distributed between the (a) sports sector and the (b) arts and culture sector; (2) what are the reasons that practitioners from the arts and heritage sector only allocated R12 million while practitioners from the sports sector were allocated R65 million; (3) (a) whether R11 million has been ring-fenced, therefore leaving R66 million and what are the details of how the money is split?

Reply:

(1). The Department regards all sectors under it as of equal importance; and as per the presentation made to the Portfolio Committee in September 2020; the projections were based on the total balance of budget, to cater for sport, arts and heritage practitioners, there was never a distinction for distribution of funds for either Sports or Arts and Culture. The department approached National Treasury to get approval to utilise the balance, to cater overall for Sport, Arts and Culture.

(2). Initially the available balance of the Budget was for Sport; but after approval from National Treasury; the department was then able to redirect its existing conditional grants toward responding to the outcry due to the pandemic to cater for all practitioners serviced by the department.

(3). Yes, R11 million has been ring-fenced and committed to enable entering into a partnership with the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) to cater for audio-visual, crafts, visual arts and design sector which were not catered for in the second wave. The rest of what remains of the budget was aimed at responding to applications received from both sports and all other cultural domains within the arts, culture and heritage for the second wave of relief funding.  

30 October 2020 - NW2491

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Hlengwa, Mr M to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

In light of the fact that the Nigerian government is currently experiencing widespread protests against police brutality and its governance structures, what (a) is the Government’s position on the current situation in Nigeria and (b) agreements are in place between the South African and Nigerian governments that can allow for a sharing of experiences and assistance in police reform and better governance in Nigeria?

Reply:

(a) South Africa supports the statement issued by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat, on 21 October 2020, strongly condemning the violence that erupted on 20 October 2020 during protests in Lagos, Nigeria that has resulted in multiple deaths and injuries. The Chairperson reiterated the African Union's commitment to continue to accompany the government and people of Nigeria in support of a peaceful solution, and encouraged the Nigerian authorities to conduct an investigation to ensure the perpetrators of acts of violence are held to account

South Africa stands ready to assist should such a request come through the competent authorities of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

(b) The Agreement between the Republic of South Africa and the Federal Republic of Nigeria in respect of Police Cooperation was signed on 14 March 2001 during the 3rd Session of the Bi-National Commission between South Africa and Nigeria. The Agreement came into force on 27 July 2005 and makes provision for the exchange of working experience, as well as training of personnel. Cooperation within the framework of the agreement is on the basis of a request received from the interested competent authority.

30 October 2020 - NW2225

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister of State Security

(1)Whether her department commissioned the recent lifestyle audits of the (a) Members of the Executive Councils of (i) the Eastern Cape, (ii) Gauteng and (iii) KwaZulu-Natal and (b) senior officials in each specified province; if so, (2) Whether she will make the findings of the lifestyle audits available to the public; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. Yes, the State Security Agency was approached by the aforesaid provincial governments to conduct lifestyle audits of the members of the respective Executive Councils.

2. Reports of the lifestyle audits will be submitted to the respective provincial government, which will decide whether or not to make them available to the public.

30 October 2020 - NW2365

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

What total number of farmers received loans with the backing of the R200billion guarantee scheme announced by the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, to fight the effects of Covid-19?

Reply:

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development does not grant loans to farmers and is therefore unaware which farmers received loans from the said amount.

30 October 2020 - NW2486

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

Whether he will provide Mrs C Phillips with a list of any companies that provide mining companies with goods and/or services that (a) he and (b) his immediate family are shareholders in or benefit from financially; if not, why not; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister makes annual declaration of Financial Interest to Parliament through Parliamentary Ethics Committee. The Member can, if she is interested, make a request to access such declaration from the Committee.

30 October 2020 - NW2489

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Luthuli, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1) With regard to the recent media reports, wherein it is alleged that he has written to the International Cricket Council (ICC) about his intention to intervene in the running and management of Cricket South Africa (CSA), what contingency plans does he have in place to (a) ensure that the ICC does not ban the CSA from international cricket as a result of his intervention and (b) safeguard the livelihood of players when the ICC bans the CSA from international cricket; (2) Whether he will furnish Inkosi B N Luthuli with the strategic document on how he plans to intervene, stating the envisioned outcome of his intervention; if not, why not; if so, what are the full, relevant details?

Reply:

1.(a) The Minister is empowered by the National Sport and Recreation Act, 1998 (Act No. 110 of 1998) to intervene in any dispute, alleged mismanagement, or any other related matter in sport or recreation that is likely to bring a sport or recreation activity into disrepute. Furthermore, the International Cricket Council (ICC) notice dated 11 November 2011 sent to all members headed in relation to “Regulations relating to the Independence of Member Board” provides that Naturally, a government (or any office thereof) would also not be prevented from investigating the affairs of a Member Board in order to ascertain whether any criminal offences have been committed, including fraud, dereliction of directors’ duties (including fiduciary duties) or contravention of any relevant legislation. Similarly, there may be circumstances where a government rightfully seeks to intervene in the event that a Member Board is dysfunctional. The ICC Governance Review Committee believes that this is a question of accountability, not interference.”

(b) There is a difference between intervention and interference. Hence, the Minister is not seeking to interfere in matters relating to the selection of teams, the administration of the game and the appointment of, or termination of the service of, the Executive Members of cricket.

The word “intervene” has, according to its dictionary meaning, a positive connotation of attempting to come between disputing parties, to intercede, to mediate, and to prevent further damage or harm from occurring.

To “interfere” has a negative connotation according to dictionary meanings, and generally people are resentful of attempts to “interfere” because it has connotations of meddling in other people’s business, to interpose in a way that hinders or impedes or that involves colliding with or coming into opposition with another party. It normally is associated with having a damaging or negative effect.

2. The Sport and Recreation Act is the strategic instrument and it will be premature to disclose the modus operandi related to any action as outlined in the Act. By disclosing the envisaged outcome will really compromise the process. As this is a developing story, updated information will be provided at the appropriate time.

30 October 2020 - NW2352

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Winkler, Ms HS to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

What(a) pollutants require mandatory monitoring and reporting in all air quality monitoring stations, (b) are acceptable levels of the specified pollutants and (c) steps are taken once a station reports on excessive levels of pollution at a station of the SA Air Quality Information Systems or a municipal station?

Reply:

 

  1. In terms of Section 9 of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act 20 of 2014 (NEMAQA), the Minister is empowered to identify ambient air pollutants which present a threat to human health and well-being of the environment, and to establish National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for the identified pollutants. In this regard, the Minister established national ambient air quality standards for particulate matter (PM10. articles with an aerodynamic diameter of less than 10 micrometres (10-6 m) and PM2.5, particles with an aerodynamic diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres), sulphur dioxide (SO2). nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO), lead (Pb), ozone (O3) and benzene (CsH6). The NAAQS include averaging periods, limit values or concentrations, permitted frequency of exceedance per year, and compliance dates.
  2. The table below shows the ambient standards for the criteria pollutant.
  3. Where excessive levels of pollution at a station are reported by the South African Air Quality Information System or a municipal station, the information is shared with the public to empower them about the possible impacts their human health, as well as to guide them on how to carry out their daily activities to minimise the effects. In addition, tailor-made interventions are designed in air quality management plans or other strategic government programs to identify sources contributing to the pollution levels, and to implement necessary emission reduction measures. Within the regulated pollution sources such as industries, these interventions include enhanced compliance monitoring and enforcements through the atmospheric emission licencing command and control regime. For non-regulated pollution sources, air quality management interventions are designed to target those pollutants with reported excessive levels, towards progressive realisation of air that is not harmful to the health and wellbeing of the public.

Regards

MS B D CREECY, MP
MINISTER OF FORESTRY, FISHERIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

DATE: 30/10/2020

30 October 2020 - NW2304

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Ms V Van Dyk (DA) to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) With reference to his department’s partnership with the Department of Small Business Development and the established panel to distribute funding, (a) what reasons has he found deemed it necessary to appoint yet another panel and (b) at what cost total cost will the additional panel be appointed; (2) What are the names of the companies that will benefit from the R22 million that will be ring-fenced; (3) Whether he will furnish the Portfolio Committee on Sport, Arts and culture with (a) a list of all specified successful companies and (b) the criteria applicable to ascertain why the ring-fencing of the R22 million was done before the Memorandum of Understanding had been reached; if not why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(1.a) Both Departments went through a consultation process with sector organisations and to provide them with the opportunity to nominate panel members specifically for the targeted sub-sectors. The Department of Small Business Development and the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, working with each of the nine provinces, have set up adjudication panels comprising of representatives from the following entities/organizations in each province:-

    • A representative from the province’s craft hub or development agency
    • A representative from the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA)
    • A representative from the South African Screen Federation (SASFED)
    • A representative from the Creative & Cultural Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA)

The Department of Small Business Development and the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, together with the provincial Departments’ of Art and Culture, as well as Economic Development will provide over-sight and support to the above Provincial based adjudication panel.

1. (b) The Department uses Treasury Guidelines for remuneration of committees, which is R327.00 per hour for committee members and R570 for chairpersons of committees. In this case the total amount to be spent will depend of actual number of committee members and the number of hours they spend adjudicating received applications/requests.

2. The names of the companies that will benefit from the R22 282 000.will be known once the adjudication panels in each of the Provinces have sat to evaluate received application/requests.

3. (a) Yes; upon request.

3(b) Processes related to approval of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture contribution to the R 22 282 000. from National Treasury and the signing of the MoA were done parallel to each other.

30 October 2020 - NW2480

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

(1) Whether the mandate of the task team on the removal of statues, symbols and monuments that do not reflect the constitutional values of a post-colonial and post-apartheid democratic order to theme parks has ended; if not; what is the position in this regard; if so, on what date; (2) (a) what total number of persons were on the task team and on what date were they appointed, (b) how was the selection made and what was the criteria, (c) how and by whom will future audits on the statues, monuments and symbols be done, (d) what budget allocation will be made available, (e) what total number of heritage sites in the Republic can sustain themselves and (f) who decided to use the name theme parks; (3) On what date will the final report be made available to the committee and the public and has the final report been made available to task team members; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) Whether the final report has been made available to task team members; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The mandate of the task team was to conduct public hearings in all nine provinces on the transformation of South Africa’s Heritage Landscape. The Task Team was specifically asked to consult the public on the fate of statues, symbols and geographical names that commemorated figures and the heritage of both colonial and apartheid figures and cultures. The Task Team was also requested to consult on the fate of statues, symbols and monuments that do not reflect the constitutional values of a post-colonial and post-apartheid democratic order.

2. (a)The total number of task team members was thirteen (13), they were nominated on 17 April 2015 at Freedom Park during the National Consultation workshop on the Transformation of the Heritage Landscape. I signed the letters of appointing task team members on 04 May 2015.

(b) The Task Team members were nominated during the National consultation workshop at Freedom Park. Members nominated are Heritage Practitioners, Academics specialising in history and heritage and persons representing stakeholder institutions and interest groups within the South African Society to assist the department to implement the 20 resolutions taken during the national consultative workshop. Prof M Ndletyane, Dr D Webb, Ms L Callinicos and Dr S Fikeni are historians and academics. Mr J Mohlala was chairperson on the South African Geographical Names Council, Dr A Bailey represented Afriforum, Mr E Fereira represented the Afrikaans KultuurTaalVereeneging, Mr C Le Fleur represented the National Khoisan Council and Mr C Maxwele represented the Rhodes Must Fall youth movement, Advocate S Mancotywa and Advocate T Ramagoma represented the National Heritage Council, MrDumisaniSibayi represented the South African Heritage Resources Agency and Mr V Ndima represented the then Department of Arts and Culture.

(c)  The South African Heritage Resources Agency will do the national audit of all statues in South Africa and after public consultations a determination will be made where there is a need for the removal and repositioning of some of the symbols and statues, the process will be guided by SAHRA’s removal and relocation guidelines as per South Africa Heritage Resources Act no 25 of 1999.

(d) The affected municipalities will be required to allocate operational budget.

(e) Heritage sites in South Africa are funded by the government.

(f) The public consultation process will inform decisions on the location of theTheme Parks.

4. The final report on the Transformation of South Africa’s Heritage Landscape was published on 23 February 2018.

30 October 2020 - NW2305

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

(a). What is the current financial status of (i) the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, (ii) the SA Sports Trust and (ii) all national federations and (b) which of the specified entities are not currently financially viable?

Reply:

(a)(i)&(b). SASCOC indicated that the Audited Annual Financial Statements for the year-end 31 March 2020 will be presented for adoption at the Annual General Meeting scheduled to be held on the 7 November 2020. These financials contain independently audited financial reporting that provides information on the financial viability and going concern concept for SASCOC. Once the Audited Annual Financial Statements has been adopted by the membership on the 7 November 2020 it will be available for circulation/public consumption.

(a)(ii). The Sports Trust indicated that based on the analysis done regarding financial status of The Sports Trust is moderately healthy. The current ratio (current assets/current liabilities) determines that The Sports Trust will be able to honour its operational expenses for the next 12 months 1.57:1.The business cash flow is also in a moderately healthy position to honour the day – to – day operations of The Sports Trust.

(ii)(b). The Sports Trust further indicated that with the current economic situation, The Sports Trust as an NGO is mainly reliant on collaborations and partnerships with government and the private sector companies for donations and grants. The Sports Trust has also been affected by the current Covid-19 pandemic and is pleased to announce that we managed to secure a few partnerships and collaborations during this time of uncertainty.

The financial viability of The Sports Trust can therefore be defined as moderately healthy and place us in a position to deliver on our mandate, our day-to- day operations and some of the contractual agreements that we have in place.

Another lifeline of The Sports Trust is the interest that we receive from our investments due to our Seed Capital solution.

(a)(iii)&(b). The following federations provided responses / information regarding their financial status and viability:-

See information below:

Federations

Responses

Jukskei South Africa (JSA)

(a) Current financial status

Jukskei indicated that they have sufficient resources to continue as a going concern in the medium to long term. However, the Pandemic may have a temporary impact on their Revenue in the 2021 Financial year.

(b) Financially viability?

Indicated that they are viable and have two streams of revenue.

Affiliation fees, these fees were due and payable by mid-July. We have received 8 of the 9 Provinces affiliation fees and are in contact with the last Province to pay their fees.

Registration fees, fees for athletes to be registered at JSA. JSA has implemented a Covid operational plan for jukskei activities to continue under Level 3, 2 and 1. Based on the current lockdown regulations the federation is able to host events without spectators and therefore athletes will need to be registered in order to participate.

In terms of expenses, the federation has cut down operational budgets to ensure reduced revenue is sufficient to cover all expenses.

Indicated that they were able to cut expenses for operational activities, however will not be able to run any of the development projects including high performance programme, development programme on grassroots level (schools and rural areas) and support to national teams in respect of national tours.

Softball South Africa (SSA)

a) Current financial status

Federation indicated that the organization is stable

b) Financially viability

Indicated that they are viable for an amateur sport

South African Hockey Association (SAHA)

a) Current Financial status

The federation indicated the following;

The SA Hockey Association has the following annual funding streams:

Provincial Affiliation Fees – this is a nominal amount that Provinces pay to SA Hockey annually to Affiliate as a Province or Affiliate Member.

Member Affiliation Fees – this fee relates to amounts paid annually by all registered hockey players. These fees are set based on our National Office Operational Costs and charges to affiliated members

Sponsorship Revenue – this revenue covers specific projects such as the respective 6 National Teams per Gender

Coaching Education Fees – these fees are generated from hosting courses

Broadcast Rights Fees – these fees are generated from broadcast rights annually for specific projects such as the Premier Hockey League

Project Partner Fees – these fees are generated from specific projects such as the Modified Hockey Programme where funders can partner on CSI projects

DSAC Grants – these grants have a set portion to assist with operational costs - 10% of the grant and the balance to deliver programmes to grow the game

Player Payments – these fees paid by players relate to events that players participate it – leagues, provincial interprovincial tournaments, national camps and events that national teams participate in

b) Financially viability

The federation indicated that this is a very broad question for the current financial year and can confirm the following regarding the above.

As at to date only line item no. 1 has been collected in the current financial year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We continue to receive line item no. 4 as these are offered online

Funds related to projects, events, national teams etc. have not been received and all events for the hockey season were cancelled. Hockey is a Winter Sport and as such the entire competition season of 2020 was impacted by the National State of Disaster from Levels 5 to Level 1

South African Table Tennis Board (SATTB)

a) Current Financial status

The federation indicated that the South African Table Tennis Board (SATTB)’s financial status is sound.

b) Financially viability

Indicated that the federation is financially viable

Swimming South Africa (Swimming SA)

(a) Current financial

Indicated that the organization was only just solvent at the last financial year end 30 April 2020

(b) Financially viability

Indicated that normally the organization is viable but due to the lockdown it is in need of financial assistance

South African Equestrian Council (SAEC)

a) Current financial status

Indicated that due to Covid-19, memberships stagnated from March to the end of July. In order to get memberships

Kick-started we implemented a 50% reduction of membership fees. The SAEF is currently is still in a positive position but expect an impact on memberships moving forward.

b) Financially viability

Indicated that the SAEF runs a tight ship and are financially viable.

Darts South Africa (DSA)

Indicated that Darts South Africa confirms that despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the organisation is financially viable.

South African National Archery Association (SANAA)

a) Current financial status

Indicated that currently the federation’s financial status is sound

b) Financially viability

Indicated that at the moment the federation is viable, however expect membership income to drop drastically in 2021 due to financial strains on members. This means that clubs could also suffer.

Badminton South Africa (Badminton SA)

Indicated that the Federation is in a) a financially status and (b) financially viable position

Ringball Association of South Africa (RASA)

Federation indicated that a) it is non-profitable national sport federation b) only viable when receiving membership fees however not viable without receiving membership fees

Snow Sports South Africa (SSSA)

Indicates that the federation is a) financially sound and b) financially viable

South African Confederation of Cue Sport (SACCS)

(a) Current financial status

The federation indicated that;

SACCS is a National Composite Confederation with autonomous membership that includes full members of South African Blackball Federation (SABF) established in 2008, Pool South Africa (PSA) established in 1995 and Snooker and Billiards South Africa (SABSA) established in 1920, also have an associate member called Pool 4 Change established in 2019.

The members of these organisations form the Executive Committee on the SACCS Board. These organisations are self-sufficient and generate their income from their members to run their operations. SACCS and their members SABF, PSA and SABSA administrative costs are derived from DSAC funding, and if DSAC funding is reduced in a given year then the administrative contributions to SABF, PSA and SABSA are reduced accordingly.

The main purpose of SACCS is to establish itself as a member of good standing with SASCOC and thus get recognition from DSAC. SACCS is funded by DSAC in meeting their goals of mass participation and thus more than 50% of DSAC funding allocations are geared towards projects for our people in the previously disadvantaged communities.

SACCS through the years has built up contingency funds of approximately R100,000 to fund the operating costs through the year until our administrative funding is released by DSAC. SACCS is very much a DSAC project driven operation as all National Tournaments are the responsibility of our autonomous members.

SACCS is therefore financially stable and can only engage in projects that are DSAC approved.

(b) Financially viability

Indicated that SACCS is financially viable and a well-managed organisation that does not operate on any loans or bank overdrafts. The SACCS Board’s Treasurer publishes monthly management accounts that are distributed to the Board’s members monthly. SACCS is also managed strictly by an approved budget.

South African Body Building Federation

(a) Current Financial status

The Federation indicated that Bodybuilding South Africa current financial status is solvent as its realizable value of its assets is greater than its liabilities. Its cash flow statement, contains 3 sections: cash from operations, cash from grants and sponsors and cash from investing

(b) Financially viability

Indicated that Bodybuilding South Africa has employed sound financial management practices to remain financially viable over the last 3 decades.

 

30 October 2020 - NW2380

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Ngwenya, Ms DB to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

In view of the announcement by his department in May 2019 that a new contractor had been appointed to complete the process of converting the house of Ms Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in Brandfort into a museum and that a budget of R2 million had been allocated towards the specified project of which the construction was to be completed by November 2019, (a) what caused delays in completing the project, (b) by what date does he envisage will it be completed and (c) what actions has he taken against those persons responsible for the specified delays?            NW2955

Reply:

The Minister in May 2019 announced that a new contractor had been appointed to complete the process of converting the Ms Winnie Madikizela-Mandela house in Brandfort into a museum and that a budget of R2 million had been allocated towards the specified project of which the construction was to be completed by November 2019.

a) The construction of the project was not delayed.

b) The construction was completed on 19 November 2019.

c) No action is necessary as the project was completed within the planned time.

30 October 2020 - NW2267

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Msane, Ms TP to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

What (a) role does his department have in the process of accrediting basketball coaches, (b) is the Basketball Association of South Africa doing to develop and accredit basketball coaches in the Republic and (c)(i) total number of black coaches are currently accredited and/or are affiliated with the Basketball Association of South Africa and (ii) areas are the basketball coaches from?

Reply:

(a). The Department supports the Federation by providing Basketball South Africa with Financial Support for capacity building programs towards training of coaches programs across the country through our Provincial Associations working with Provincial Departments.

(b). Basketball SA indicated that the Federation has National and Provincial Accredited Facilitators from Basketball's world governing body, Federation of International Basketball (FIBA) to train and accredit coaches who are ready for all Level 1 up to an International coaching license. Basketball South Africa through its National Coaching Commission trains coaches at district and provincial levels with the assistance of Provincial Department of Sport Arts and Culture. During the Lockdown, FIBA organised virtual coaching sessions and at least 50 of the coaches both Men and Women had an opportunity to participate in these sessions. In this capacity building program of coaches, schoolsport coaches are also provided with an opportunity to be trained.

c)(i) Basketball SA further indicated that there are 350 trained black coaches currently involved in active coaching of clubs, schools and universities. (ii) The coaches are situated in all nine provinces including previously disadvantaged communities, coaching clubs, schools and universities.