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21 May 2018 - NW1256

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister of Labour

What number of jobs have been (a) created and (b) saved through Productivity SA in the past three financial years?

Reply:

a)  Productivity SA’s mandate is not to create jobs. It is important to carefully note that Productivity SA’s mandate is to assist companies in distress through its programmes, such as Work Place Challenge and Turn Around Solutions to sustain and save jobs. Therefore, there are no jobs created by Productivity SA in the past 3 financial years.

b) In the past 3 financial years Productivity SA had a total of 1 797 (One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Seven) companies ranging from small to large corporates participated in the Workplace Challenge Programme and managed to assist in sustaining just over 143 429 (One Hundred and forty Three Thousand Four Hundred and Twenty Nine) jobs.

Furthermore during the period in question Productivity SA assisted just over 163 (One Hundred and Sixty Three) companies through the Turnaround Solutions Programme and managed to save a total of 20 251 (Twenty Thousand Two Hundred Fifty One) jobs.

21 May 2018 - NW1252

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Labour

What (a) number of grievances have been filed against her department due to irregular appointments and (b) amount has been paid in compensation for irregular/unfair appointments in the past three financial years?

Reply:

a) There were no grievances filed against the Department due to irregular appointments.

b) n/a.

21 May 2018 - NW1250

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether any disciplinary action was taken against a certain person (name and details furnished); if not, why not; if so, (a) what action was taken, (b) why was disciplinary action taken and (c) what was the outcome thereof?

Reply:

a) Disciplinary action was taken against Mr N Lubelwana.

b) Disciplinary action was taken due to a salary overpayment to an official that resigned with immediate effect.

c) The official was issued with a written warning.

21 May 2018 - NW1248

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)Why were certain officials (names and details furnished) removed from their positions in 2016; (2) were there any disciplinary steps taken against the specified individuals; if so, (a) why, (b) what steps were taken, (c) where are the specified individuals currently employed and (d) have their salaries decreased?

Reply:

(1) The officials were removed from their positions following disciplinary steps taken against them.

(2) (a) The officials were removed from their positions following an investigation and discplinary hearings that were convened.

(2) (b) Mr T Thejane was issued with a final written warning and suspended without pay for one (1) month. Ms A Bobani was issued with a final written warning, suspended without pay for one (1) month and demoted from the level of Deputy-Director to Assistant-Director.

(2) (c ) Mr T Thejane is currently employed as the Chief Director: Communications and Ms A Bobani is employed as the Assistant-Director: UIF.

(2) (d) The salary of Mr T Thejane did not decrease but the salary of Ms A Bobani decreased from the level of Deputy-Director to Assistant-Director.

15 May 2018 - NW1107

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Labour:

What (a) number of consulting firms or companies are currently contracted by (i) her Department and (ii) the entities reporting to her and (b) (i) is the name of each consultant, (ii) are the relevant details of the service provided in each case and (iii) is the (aa) start date, (bb) time period, (cc) monetary value in Rands of each contract and (dd) name and position of individual who signed off on each contract What (a) number of consulting firms or companies are currently contracted by (i) her Department and (ii) the entities reporting to her and (b) (i) is the name of each consultant, (ii) are the relevant details of the service provided in each case and (iii) is the (aa) start date, (bb) time period, (cc) monetary value in Rands of each contract and (dd) name and position of individual who signed off on each contract? NW1199E” Department of Labour (b)(i) (b)(ii) (b)(iii)(aa) (b)(iii)(bb) (b)(iii)(cc) (b)(iii)(dd) ERNST AND YOUNG ADVISORY SERVICES RESEARCH ON RME AGENDA PROJECTS 01/02/2018 1 year R 3 355 374.54 Ms Tendani Ramulongo - Director: Research, Policy and Planning Unit TRI DEV WORKS AFP RESEARCH ON RME AGENDA PROJECTS 01/02/2018 1 year R 1 346 112 Ms Tendani Ramulongo - Director: Research, Policy and Planning Unit DATACENTRIX Procurement of PL/SQL and Quality Assurance/Testing Resources and Services 01/06/2017 6 months R 4 156 771.97 Samuel Morotoba (Acting-Director-General) Dimension Data SAP Maintenance and Support 01/10/2014 4 years R 63 876 807.53 Thobile Lamati (Director-General) CCMA IE Communications Annual Report, Editing, Layout and Printing 01/07/2017 3 years 615 898.12 Cameron Morajane (Director) Tourvest Holdings (Pty) Ltd Travel Management Services 01/10/2017 3 years 1 019 242.08 Cameron Morajane (Director) Ebus-Tech Consulting Panel of Recruitment Agencies 01/01/2018 2 years As & when Service is rendered Cameron Morajane (Director) Human Commutations Panel of Recruitment Agencies 01/01/2018 1 year As & when Service is rendered Cameron Morajane (Director) Wozani Recruitment Agency Panel of Recruitment Agencies 01/10/2017 3 years As & when Service is rendered Cameron Morajane (Director) Kudsiya Cassim & Associates cc trading as the Renaissance Network Mid-Term Impact Assessment of the Organisational Strategy 01/11/2017 Once off Project 1 231 200.00 Cameron Morajane (Director) Careways Wellness (Pty) Ltd Psychologist/Employee Wellness 01/12/2017 1 year 384 708.28 Phetsile Magagula (CFO) Ngubane & Co (Johannesburg) Inc Corporate Governance Audit Services 03/01/2018 6 months 251 942.04 Phetsile Magagula (CFO) Continuity SA (Pty) Ltd Business Continuity Management Services 01/05/2018 7 months 474 958.00 Bridgette Mbolekwa (Acting CFO) UIF True South  Actuaries Actuarial Services 15/05/2017 3 years R2 485 529.00 Francois Hugo (Executive Manager) Nexus Lexus Forensic Investigation Services 09/06/2016 3 years R36 042 628.00 Mary-Anne Whittles (Director) IAC Investment Advisory Services 17/07/2017 3 years R2 784 974.00 Asim Gani (Managing Director) SizweNtsaluboGobodo Internal Audit Services 12/02/2018 3 years R 7 771 245.12 Patrick Ganesan (Director) SAB&T Grap Standards Services         29/05/2017 28/05/2020 R1 020 793.00   COMPENSATION FUND Skynet (RT5-2013) Courier Service 01/02/2016 01/06/2016 01/10/2016 4 months 3 months 3 years as per egreed tariffs Commissioner V Mafata Interfile Internet filling 01/03/2014 28/08/2017 3 years 1 year 29959590.00 46247914.45 Director General Delta Facilities Management Cleaning Services 01/01/2016 2 years 4 003 005.95 Commissioner V Mafata C-Track Mzansi Tracking of Funds vehicles 06/06/2016 3 years 184 529.52 Commissioner V Mafata Sysman Public Saftey System Remrad System 01/03/2017 01/03/2018 1 year 1 year 15408.24 16397.76 Commissioner V Mafata Phamacy Direct Distribution of chronic medication to COIDA patients 27/09/2016 3 years R17.20 medication charged at SEP & dispensing fee per line item Commissioner V Mafata Transunion Pre-screening system 12/10/2016 3 years 500 000.00 Commissioner V Mafata View Fron Solutions car wash 22/05/2017 1 year 42 820.00 Commissioner V Mafata Vodacom mobile commucation network services 01/05/2017 1 year 91 577 625.00 Commissioner V Mafata HAB flire & Security X-Ray machine 01/10/2017 3 years 80 850.35 Commissioner V Mafata HISSCO X-Ray machine 01/10/2017 3 years 644 392.36 Commissioner V Mafata Lothlorein Recyling Recyling of waste paper services 29/11/2017 2 years payment per kg Commissioner V Mafata Uni-life plumbing services 20/11/2017 4 months 90 135.66 Commissioner V Mafata Cardura Trading Enterprise Private security 08/12/2017 6 months 469 500.00 Commissioner V Mafata Travil with Flair travel and accommodation 11/01/2018 3 years 343 656.30 Commissioner V Mafata Medikredit nappi file 01/03/2017 3 years 1 491 735.90 Commissioner V Mafata Linhleko Marketing printing services 19/03/2018 3 years as per bill of quantity Commissioner V Mafata DPW RENTAL OF INCOME Bisho building 01/05/2014 4 years 5 276 199.32 Director General First Property Trust Taaljaartpark properties 01/10/2015 2 years 7 881 677.04 Commissioner V Mafata Vuani Property (JHI)(Kuperlengh property management Benstra lease 01/04/2014 01/04/2017 3 years 6 months 992 886.24 Commissioner V Mafata (Travalgar -new management   01/10/2017 1 year 1 155 078.84 Commissioner V Mafata Konika Minolta 6 photocopies 01/10/2015 3 years 1 990 237.10 Commissioner V Mafata Konika Minolta 12 photocopier Machines 03/10/2016 3 years 1 188 743.04 Commissioner V Mafata Konika Minolta 48 photocopier Machines 01/06/2017 3 years 5 027 433.12 Commissioner V Mafata Rand Mutual Assurance Support & maintenance of RMA Claim processing system 01/08/2014 01/08/2015 15/12/2016 1 year 15 months 1 year 11310750.00 11310750.00 90840874.50 Director General Delta Heights Leasing of Building 01/09/2017 3 years 2017104.60 ( @ escalation of 7.5 per year Director General Nashua Communications Install contract centre system and maintenance 01/06/2017 3 years 1 094 681.79 Commissioner V Mafata KPMG Services Fraud Prevention and Detection Services - RFQ 9 2015/16 23-Mar-16 8 months 1 282 849.00 Commisioner V Mafata Extention no 1 22-Oct-16 6 months Extention no 2 22-Apr-17 7 months Extention no 3 N/A N/A 45 600.00 Commisioner V Mafata Extention no 4 20-Nov-17 6 Months PWC / LIGWA Limited Forensic Investigation services - RFQ 15 2015/16 09-May-16 08-Sep-16 980 913.00       Commisioner V Mafata Extention no 1 09-Sep-16 07-Mar-17 Extention no 2 08-Mar-17 07-Aug-17 Extention no 3 08-Aug-17 07-Aug-18 Grant Thornton Advisory to provide Litigation support services 23-Jun-16 12 Months or completion of litigation 396 460.00 Commisioner V Mafata Kago Solutions Advisory Assist with year end process and financial statements - TCF 11 2015/16 20-Sep-16 1 year 20 458 029.60 Director-General Deloitte and Touche Enterprise wide risk management - TCF 2 2016/17 20-Feb-17 1 year 25 372 543.00 Director-General QED Actuaries and Consultants Actuarial services - TCF 04 2016/17 29-Mar-17 3 years 5 024 760.00 Commisioner V Mafata Consumer Profile Bureau Tracing of beneficiaries 01-Jun-17 1 year R19 per trace limited to R5000000 Commisioner V Mafata Nexus Forensic and UIF Forensic Services 29-May-17 1 year R4 947 212.24R742 081.83 Commisioner V Mafata Selekane Asset consultant Investment Advisory services - TCF 05 2016/17 12-Jun-17 3 years Not exceeding R7million Commisioner V Mafata Dimension Data (Participation of a DOL ICT Contract) SAP Service 18 November 2014 (original contract) 3 years 11 824 060.39 Director-General Additional SAP Service SAP Legal Case Management System 10 388 009.24 MSO and Bank Reconciliation   NEDLAC Phuthumani IT Solutions Support services for the Sage evolution system 01-Jan-18 2 years Rate based contract. Depending on usage (annual average = R75 000) Mododa Vilakazi: Executive Director Outsourced Risk and compliance Assessment (ORCA) Internal Audit Services 01-Apr-18 3 years 1 183 824.00 Mododa Vilakazi: Executive Director PRODUCTIVITY SA None None None None None None

Reply:

Department of Labour

(b)(i)

(b)(ii)

(b)(iii)(aa)

(b)(iii)(bb)

(b)(iii)(cc)

(b)(iii)(dd)

ERNST AND YOUNG ADVISORY SERVICES

RESEARCH ON RME AGENDA PROJECTS

01/02/2018

1 year

R 3 355 374.54

Ms Tendani Ramulongo - Director: Research, Policy and Planning Unit

TRI DEV WORKS AFP

RESEARCH ON RME AGENDA PROJECTS

01/02/2018

1 year

R 1 346 112

Ms Tendani Ramulongo - Director: Research, Policy and Planning Unit

DATACENTRIX

Procurement of PL/SQL and Quality Assurance/Testing Resources and Services

01/06/2017

6 months

R 4 156 771.97

Samuel Morotoba (Acting-Director-General)

Dimension Data

SAP Maintenance and Support

01/10/2014

4 years

R 63 876 807.53

Thobile Lamati (Director-General)

CCMA

IE Communications

Annual Report, Editing, Layout and Printing

01/07/2017

3 years

615 898.12

Cameron Morajane (Director)

Tourvest Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Travel Management Services

01/10/2017

3 years

1 019 242.08

Cameron Morajane (Director)

Ebus-Tech Consulting

Panel of Recruitment Agencies

01/01/2018

2 years

As & when Service is rendered

Cameron Morajane (Director)

Human Commutations

Panel of Recruitment Agencies

01/01/2018

1 year

As & when Service is rendered

Cameron Morajane (Director)

Wozani Recruitment Agency

Panel of Recruitment Agencies

01/10/2017

3 years

As & when Service is rendered

Cameron Morajane (Director)

Kudsiya Cassim & Associates cc trading as the Renaissance Network

Mid-Term Impact Assessment of the Organisational Strategy

01/11/2017

Once off Project

1 231 200.00

Cameron Morajane (Director)

Careways Wellness (Pty) Ltd

Psychologist/Employee Wellness

01/12/2017

1 year

384 708.28

Phetsile Magagula (CFO)

Ngubane & Co (Johannesburg) Inc

Corporate Governance Audit Services

03/01/2018

6 months

251 942.04

Phetsile Magagula (CFO)

Continuity SA (Pty) Ltd

Business Continuity Management Services

01/05/2018

7 months

474 958.00

Bridgette Mbolekwa (Acting CFO)

UIF

True South  Actuaries

Actuarial Services

15/05/2017

3 years

R2 485 529.00

Francois Hugo (Executive Manager)

Nexus Lexus

Forensic Investigation Services

09/06/2016

3 years

R36 042 628.00

Mary-Anne Whittles (Director)

IAC

Investment Advisory Services

17/07/2017

3 years

R2 784 974.00

Asim Gani (Managing Director)

SizweNtsaluboGobodo

Internal Audit Services

12/02/2018

3 years

R 7 771 245.12

Patrick Ganesan (Director)

SAB&T

Grap Standards Services        

29/05/2017

28/05/2020

R1 020 793.00

 

COMPENSATION FUND

Skynet (RT5-2013)

Courier Service

01/02/2016 01/06/2016 01/10/2016

4 months

3 months 3 years

as per egreed tariffs

Commissioner V Mafata

Interfile

Internet filling

01/03/2014 28/08/2017

3 years

1 year

29959590.00 46247914.45

Director General

Delta Facilities Management

Cleaning Services

01/01/2016

2 years

4 003 005.95

Commissioner V Mafata

C-Track Mzansi

Tracking of Funds vehicles

06/06/2016

3 years

184 529.52

Commissioner V Mafata

Sysman Public Saftey System

Remrad System

01/03/2017 01/03/2018

1 year

1 year

15408.24 16397.76

Commissioner V Mafata

Phamacy Direct

Distribution of chronic medication to COIDA patients

27/09/2016

3 years

R17.20 medication charged at SEP & dispensing fee per line item

Commissioner V Mafata

Transunion

Pre-screening system

12/10/2016

3 years

500 000.00

Commissioner V Mafata

View Fron Solutions

car wash

22/05/2017

1 year

42 820.00

Commissioner V Mafata

Vodacom

mobile commucation network services

01/05/2017

1 year

91 577 625.00

Commissioner V Mafata

HAB flire & Security

X-Ray machine

01/10/2017

3 years

80 850.35

Commissioner V Mafata

HISSCO

X-Ray machine

01/10/2017

3 years

644 392.36

Commissioner V Mafata

Lothlorein Recyling

Recyling of waste paper services

29/11/2017

2 years

payment per kg

Commissioner V Mafata

Uni-life

plumbing services

20/11/2017

4 months

90 135.66

Commissioner V Mafata

Cardura Trading Enterprise

Private security

08/12/2017

6 months

469 500.00

Commissioner V Mafata

Travil with Flair

travel and accommodation

11/01/2018

3 years

343 656.30

Commissioner V Mafata

Medikredit

nappi file

01/03/2017

3 years

1 491 735.90

Commissioner V Mafata

Linhleko Marketing

printing services

19/03/2018

3 years

as per bill of quantity

Commissioner V Mafata

DPW

RENTAL OF INCOME Bisho building

01/05/2014

4 years

5 276 199.32

Director General

First Property Trust

Taaljaartpark properties

01/10/2015

2 years

7 881 677.04

Commissioner V Mafata

Vuani Property (JHI)(Kuperlengh property management

Benstra lease

01/04/2014 01/04/2017

3 years

6 months

992 886.24

Commissioner V Mafata

(Travalgar -new management

 

01/10/2017

1 year

1 155 078.84

Commissioner V Mafata

Konika Minolta

6 photocopies

01/10/2015

3 years

1 990 237.10

Commissioner V Mafata

Konika Minolta

12 photocopier Machines

03/10/2016

3 years

1 188 743.04

Commissioner V Mafata

Konika Minolta

48 photocopier Machines

01/06/2017

3 years

5 027 433.12

Commissioner V Mafata

Rand Mutual Assurance

Support & maintenance of RMA Claim processing system

01/08/2014 01/08/2015 15/12/2016

1 year

15 months

1 year

11310750.00 11310750.00 90840874.50

Director General

Delta Heights

Leasing of Building

01/09/2017

3 years

2017104.60 ( @ escalation of 7.5 per year

Director General

Nashua Communications

Install contract centre system and maintenance

01/06/2017

3 years

1 094 681.79

Commissioner V Mafata

KPMG Services

Fraud Prevention and Detection Services - RFQ 9 2015/16

23-Mar-16

8 months

1 282 849.00

 

Commisioner V Mafata

 

Extention no 1

22-Oct-16

6 months

   
 

Extention no 2

22-Apr-17

7 months

   
 

Extention no 3

N/A

N/A

45 600.00

 

Commisioner V Mafata

 

Extention no 4

20-Nov-17

6 Months

   

PWC / LIGWA

Limited Forensic Investigation services - RFQ 15 2015/16

09-May-16

08-Sep-16

980 913.00

 

 

 

Commisioner V Mafata

 

Extention no 1

09-Sep-16

07-Mar-17

   
 

Extention no 2

08-Mar-17

07-Aug-17

   
 

Extention no 3

08-Aug-17

07-Aug-18

   

Grant Thornton

Advisory to provide Litigation support services

23-Jun-16

12 Months or completion of litigation

396 460.00

Commisioner V Mafata

Kago Solutions Advisory

Assist with year end process and financial statements - TCF 11 2015/16

20-Sep-16

1 year

20 458 029.60

Director-General

Deloitte and Touche

Enterprise wide risk management - TCF 2 2016/17

20-Feb-17

1 year

25 372 543.00

Director-General

QED Actuaries and Consultants

Actuarial services - TCF 04 2016/17

29-Mar-17

3 years

5 024 760.00

Commisioner V Mafata

Consumer Profile Bureau

Tracing of beneficiaries

01-Jun-17

1 year

R19 per trace limited to R5000000

Commisioner V Mafata

Nexus Forensic and UIF

Forensic Services

29-May-17

1 year

R4 947 212.24
R742 081.83

Commisioner V Mafata

Selekane Asset consultant

Investment Advisory services - TCF 05 2016/17

12-Jun-17

3 years

Not exceeding R7million

Commisioner V Mafata

Dimension Data (Participation of a DOL ICT Contract)

SAP Service

18 November 2014 (original contract)

3 years

11 824 060.39

Director-General

 

Additional SAP Service

       
 

SAP Legal Case Management System

   

10 388 009.24

 
 

MSO and Bank Reconciliation

   

 

 

NEDLAC

Phuthumani IT Solutions

Support services for the Sage evolution system

01-Jan-18

2 years

Rate based contract. Depending on usage (annual average = R75 000)

Mododa Vilakazi: Executive Director

Outsourced Risk and compliance Assessment (ORCA)

Internal Audit Services

01-Apr-18

3 years

1 183 824.00

Mododa Vilakazi: Executive Director

PRODUCTIVITY SA

None

None

None

None

None

None

15 May 2018 - NW1251

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) What (i) are the required qualifications for the post of Deputy Director: Risk and (ii) qualifications does a certain person (name furnished) have and (b) did the specified person meet the qualifications requirement; if not, why was the person appointed?

Reply:

(a)(i) The required qualification for the Deputy Director: Risk Management is a 3 year relevant Tertiary qualification in Risk Management/Financial Management or Equivalent qualification.

(a)(ii) The specified person has equivalent qualification and the requisite functional and management experience required as specified in the advertisement

(b) The person was appointed because he met the requirements of the position as specified in the advertisement

07 May 2018 - NW638

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) what (i) number and (ii) percentage of (aa) black, (bb) white (cc) coloured and (dd) Indian employees are employed in (aaa) the Public Service, (bbb) all state –owned enterprises in accordance with the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, and (ccc) semi-state institutions and (b) has she found that provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, have been met?

Reply:

The information on the employment percentages in the public services should ideally be sourced from the Department of Public Service and Administration. Public service employees are employed in terms of the public service act which does not reside within the department of Labour’s remit.

07 May 2018 - NW973

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Mr M Bagraim (DA) to ask the Minister of Labour

How much land does (a) her department and (b) the entities reporting to her (i) own, (ii) have exclusive rights to and/or (iii) lease from the State to (aa) use and/or (bb) occupy? NW1066E

Reply:

a) The Department does not own any land.

b) However the following entities do own land;

ENTITY

(i) LOCATION

(ii) SIZE

(iii) PURPOSE FOR WHICH IT IS USED

CF

  1. Corner Southspansberg & Hamilton street, Arcadia, Pretoria.
  1. ERF 252 Phalo street, Bisho
  1. 10584 square meters
  1. 801 square meters
  1. Compensation Fund Head Office
  1. The land is leased to Public works in order to build offices.

UIF

  1. ERF 895 Phalo Avenue, Bisho
  1. ERF 43 Corners Garden road & Post office street, Thohoyandou
  1. ERF 834, 20 Trevenna Street, Pretoria
  1. 826 square meters
  1. 1200 square meters
  1. 2519 square meters
  1. Undergoing refurbishment
  1. Undergoing refurbishment
  1. Undergoing refurbishment

 

ENTITY

(i) LOCATION

(ii) SIZE

(iii) PURPOSE FOR WHICH IT IS USED

 
  1. ERF 3384, 94 WF Nkomo Street, Pretoria
  1. 8454 square meters
  1. Undergoing refurbishment

NEDLAC

ERF 2015 Rosebank

1613 square meters

Nedlac Office

18 April 2018 - NW719

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Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)          Whether her department has a sexual harassment and assault policy in place; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date will her department have such a policy in place; if so, (i) how are reports investigated and (ii) what are the details of the consequence management and sanctions stipulated by the policy; (2) (a) what is the total number of incidents of sexual harassment and assault that have been reported in her department (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017, (b) what number of cases were (i) opened and concluded, (ii) withdrawn and (iii) remain open based on the incidents and (c) what sanctions were issued for each person who was found to have been guilty?

Reply:

1. The Department has a sexual harassment policy.

(b)(i) Investigating officers are appointed to investigate allegations of misconduct. Reports are submitted to the delegated authority.

(b)(ii) On the basis of the investigation report the official will be charged and subjected to a disciplinary hearing. Sanctions that can be issued are written warning, a final written warning, Suspension without pay ranging from one (1) to three (3) months, demotion and dismissal.

2. 3 cases

(a)(i) 2016/17 – 1 case, 2015/16 – 2 cases, and 2014/15 – 0 cases.

(ii) Nil.

(b)(i) 2 cases

(ii) one case

(iii) none

(c) Final written warning and two months’ suspension

17 April 2018 - NW739

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)Whether affirmative action is a policy exception of her department regarding the principle of equality in terms of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996; if not, (2) whether the programme of affirmative action is an integral policy indicator of the principle of equality that will never be abolished; if not, in what manner and on what legal principle the programme is a permanent aspect of South African society; if so, (a) in terms of which criteria and which time line will the programme be concluded, (b) what are the legal grounds on which her department depends and (c) what measures will she institute to oppose certain negative aspects of affirmative action (details furnished); (3) whether she considers the creation of more posts based on economic growth more important than the replacement of blacks with whites in existing posts; if not, whether the replacement of whites by blacks addresses the unemployment problem in all existing posts; if so, what measures can the Government institute to accellerate economic growth; (4) whether this is an objective of affirmative action given the fact that in many cases in both the Public Service and the private sector whites are instructed to train black workers to take over their posts; if not, what is the postion in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW816E]

Reply:

1. In South Africa, though, not only did gender limit opportunities, but so too did

race. Aligning itself with our Constitution, which guarantees non-discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, political opinion and religious beliefs, amongst other things, employment equity’s overarching aim is to ensure equal opportunity for all, and, in so doing, ensuring that the discriminatory approach and practices of the past aren’t continued or repeated in future. These ideals of non-discrimination and equal opportunity are encapsulated in the Employment Equity Act, No. 55 of 1998, and as further amended in the Employment Equity Amendment Act, No. 47 of 2013.

Affirmative action falls under the Employment Equity Act but, unlike employment equity which takes the long-term view, affirmative action can be described as a short-term labour policy which is aimed at redressing the inequalities of the past and, in so doing, achieving a transformed workplace which is representative of the greater South African population. In short, the Employment Equity Act provides a framework for implementing affirmative action.

(2)      Equality will always be an integral policy indicator with affirmative action being one of the key ingredients for its achievement, especially with the Equality Principle entrenched in our Constitution. Every policy is subject to periodic

Review, so is the Affirmative Action

(3)      None of the above

(4)      None of the above

 

17 April 2018 - NW578

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether the proposed 1 Million jobs to be created over the next three years will include jobs in the Expanded Public Works Programme?

Reply:

The call by the President to create 1 million jobs in three years will involve multi-faceted government strategies covering a range of initiatives such as, sector-specific interventions in sectors like agriculture, forestry, clothing, tourism and aquaculture as key growth sectors and programmes such as the recent Youth Employment Services.

The full time equivalent jobs to be created under the Expanded Public Works Programme and other initiatives across other Departments may very well be part of the equation.

 

17 April 2018 - NW576

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Labour

Has her department engaged the Minister of Health and the Minister of Social Development about establishing a minimum wage for community care givers and community health workers?

Reply:

Government was represented in all the engagements towards establishing the modalities of a national minimum wage and this by extension included all departments.

The intended coverage of the National Minimum Wage of R20 per hour is intended for all workers in South Africa with the exception of Farm, Forestry, Domestic and Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) workers.

If Community health workers/ community caregivers are not under the EPWP programme, then they are covered.

END

17 April 2018 - NW575

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) Why does the Government include the jobs created under the Expanded Public Works Programme in the number of jobs it has created while still paying a poverty wage, (b) is it her position that it is acceptable that the Government employs persons at R 11 an hour and (c) is the R 11 an hour rate in line with the Government's position of a living wage?

Reply:

a) The Expanded Public Works Programme is a programme that falls under the Department of Public Works’ remit therefore I would not be qualified to respond to this question.

b) Same as Above

c) Same as Above.

17 April 2018 - NW360

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Labour

What is the total amount that was (i) budgeted for and (ii) spent on her private office (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017 and (b) what was the (i) remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in her private office in each of the specified periods?

Reply:

a) 

 

Compensation

Goods & Services

   
 

Budget R’000

Expenditure R’000

Budget R’000

Expenditure R’000

   

(aa)2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

9 400

7 734

9 542

8 262

   
 

14 066

9 209

18 395

10 941

   
 

15 971

10 327

16 217

9 613

   

(bb)2017/2018

22 659

9 638

8 494

5 444

   

 

(b) The Ministerial Handbook provides guidelines on the appointment of the staff in the Private Office. It equally provides the recommended salary levels of each post. The salary levels are adjusted on an annual basis as prescribed in the Public Service Regulations.

The Office of the Minister has a staff complement of Nine (09) officials in line with the Ministerial Handbook. In line with the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPi) and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, I am unable to provide the members with such confidential information in the manner it is requested.

I however draw the honourable members to the department’s Annual Report wherein the organogram of the department provides the information required. Should it be insufficient, the department will make the personal files of the officials available for further scrutiny by the Auditor General as prescribed by the Act.

17 April 2018 - NW325

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Labour

What amount did (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her spend on the promotion or celebration of the Year of O R Tambo on the (i) Africa News Network 7 channel, (ii) SA Broadcasting Corporation (aa) television channels and (bb) radio stations, (iii) national commercial radio stations and (iv) community (aa) television and (bb) radio stations since 1 January 2017?

Reply:

What amount did (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her spent on the promotion or celebration of the Year of O R Tambo on the (i) Africa News Network 7 channel (ii) SA Broadcasting Corporation (aa) television channels and (bb) radio stations, (iii) national commercial radio stations and (iv) community (aa) television and (bb) radio stations since 1 January 2017? NW347E

Entity Name

(b)(i) Africa News Network 7 Channel

(b)(ii) SA Broadcasting Corporation

(aa) television channels

(bb) radio stations

(iii) national commercial radio stations

(iv)(aa) community television

(iv)(bb) community radio stations

DoL

NONE

NONE

N0NE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

CCMA

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

UIF

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

CF

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NEDLAC

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

SEE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

PSA

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

17 April 2018 - NW119

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Labour

With regard to her department’s offices vacating the Boulevard Building in Tzaneen, (a) for what time period during the rental period from 2000 to 2017 did the specified building not meet the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 181 of 1993, (b) why did they move to the municipality’s old traffic building which does not represent a conducive working environment (details furnished) and (c) by which date will the working conditions of the staff be improved for them to be able to provide services to the citizens?

Reply:

a) The building started not to be compliant during 2009 when the landlord started renovations in a building; attempts by the Department of Labour to the Department of Public Works to acquire alternative accommodation were not successful

b) Due to the service rendered by the Department and the clients the Department serves, the Department did not want to break the services to the community. This was solely for the purpose of business continuity.

c) The infrastructure is being attended to however a suitable building has been identified by the Department of Public Works and will be available in April 2018.

14 December 2017 - NW3871

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether her department intends to adjust the entry threshold for the payment of the skills development levy annually in accordance with the annual general salary increase rate; if not, (a) why, given the fact that small business owners have to pay higher increases and, therefore, salaries each year and (b) what are the legal grounds for justifying the stated policy position; if so, (i) what are the relevant details in this regard and (ii) what is the full exposition of the details of the proposed entry threshold increase?

Reply:

Skills development is no longer under the Minister of Labour’s remit, but that of the Department of Higher Education and Training.

14 December 2017 - NW3907

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether, with reference to the Minister of Mineral Resources’ reply to question 3396 on 14 November 2017, her department is aware of any salary scales used by the mining sector when it classifies paygrades; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details of the (a) salary band for each category and (b) number of persons employed as (i) permanent employees and (ii) outsourced contractors in the (aa) platinum group metals and (bb) gold sectors in each of the specified salary scales for each financial year since 1 April 2006?

Reply:

Pay grades in the mining sector are by and large the function of Collective bargaining processes either at sectoral level or enterprise level. As such the detailed information is in the public domain and these can either be accessed through the trade unions, the mining sector employer bodies and mining enterprises.

 

14 December 2017 - NW3876

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Labour

With reference to call centre agents who are employed in the country, (a) what number of persons are employed as call centre agents in each (i) city and (ii) province and (b) what is the name of each company at which each specified person is employed?

Reply:

Call centres are registered with the Department of Trade and Industry.

12 December 2017 - NW3623

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entity reporting to her own land; if so, in each case, (i) where is each plot of land located, (ii) what is the size of each specified plot and (iii) what is each plot currently being used for?

Reply:

a) The Department does not own any land.

b) However the following entities do own land;

ENTITY

(i) LOCATION

(ii) SIZE

(iii) PURPOSE FOR WHICH IT IS USED

CF

1. Corner Southspansberg & Hamilton street, Arcadia, Pretoria.

2. ERF 252 Phalo street, Bisho

1. 10584 square meters

2. 801 square meters

1. Compensation Fund Head Office

2. The land is leased to Public works in order to build offices.

UIF

1. ERF 895 Phalo Avenue, Bisho

2. ERF 43 Corners Garden road & Post office street, Thohoyandou

3. ERF 834, 20 Trevenna Street, Pretoria

1. 826 square meters

2. 1200 square meters

3. 2519 square meters

1. Undergoing refurbishment

2. Undergoing refurbishment

3. Undergoing refurbishment

 

ENTITY

(i) LOCATION

(ii) SIZE

(iii) PURPOSE FOR WHICH IT IS USED

 

4. ERF 3384, 94 WF Nkomo Street, Pretoria

4. 8454 square meters

4. Undergoing refurbishment

NEDLAC

ERF 2015 Rosebank

1613 square meters

Nedlac Office

04 December 2017 - NW3176

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) What are the details including the ranks of service providers and/or contractors from which (a) her department and (b) the entities reporting to her procured services in the past five years; (2) what (a) service was provided by each service provider and/or contractor and (b) amount was each service provider and/or contractor paid; (3) (a) how many of these service providers are black-owned entities, (b) what contract was each of the black-owned service providers awarded and (c) how much was each black-owned service provider paid?

Reply:

1. (a) All our service providers are listed on the National Treasury Data-Base, their details and rank.

(b) The details and rank of all service providers that provided services to the department are enlisted in the National Treasury data base.

2. (a) All Services that are provided by our service providers are operational in nature.

(b) Amounts paid to each service provider vary depending on the size and nature of services they provide.

3. (a) Substantial number of suppliers are Black Empowered and those who aren’t; empowerment becomes one of the conditionalities for being awarded the contract.

(b) The amounts paid to each black owned service provider is determined by the value of each contract.

 

04 December 2017 - NW3336

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Ms Ms N V Mente (EFF) to ask the Minister of Labour

a) Since 1 January 2012, what number of labour inspections has the department conducted in the (i) mining and (ii) manufacturing sector, (b) at which (i) mine and (ii) manufacturing plant did each inspection take place and (c) what number of the mines and manufacturing plants were not labour compliant in each case?

Reply:

Minister’s response:

The Department conducted inspections in each of the following sectors as follows;

Mining: 1190 Inspections were conducted in the sector for the period in question. The total of 77 were found to be non-compliant

Manufacturing: 32 Inspections were conducted in the sector for the period in question.

The Honourable Member is referred to the Annual Reports of the Department of Labour for further information.

04 December 2017 - NW3454

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)      How many officials and/or employees in her department were granted permission to have businesses and/or do business dealings in the past three financial years? (2) are any of the officials and/or employees that have permission to have businesses and/or do business dealings doing business with the Government; if so, (a) what was the purpose of each business transaction, (b) when did each business transaction occur and (c) what was the value of each business transaction?

Reply:

1. 

Cycle

No officials applied

Approved/Not Approved

2014/2015

100

Not approved

2015/2016

59

Approved

2016/2017

49

Approved

2. None were approved

 

04 December 2017 - NW3577

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) What is the total number of supplier invoices that currently remain unpaid by (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her for more than (aa) 30 days, (bb) 60 days, (cc) 90 days and (dd) 120 days and (b) what is the total amount outstanding in each case?

Reply:

Compensation Fund has only one outstanding invoice to the value of R76 402, 80

CCMA has two outstanding invoices to the value of R75 019.61

04 December 2017 - NW3748

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her procured services from a Travel with Flair (PTY) Ltd; if so, (i) what services were procured in each case and (ii) what is the total amount that was paid to the specified company in each case; (2) Whether the specified company provided services related to international travel to (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her; if so, (i) what is the name of each person who travelled, (ii) what was the travel route and (iii) what is the total amount that was paid for each person?

Reply:

 

Minister’s Response:

1. The Department procured travel related services through Travel with Flair (PTY) Ltd). These included, but not limited to;

 (i) Air Travel domestic and International

(ii) Air Travel Insurance

(iii) Car Hire

(iv) Accommodation

(v) Foreign exchange

(vi) Airport Connection Services

These are done within the well-defined treasury prescripts and within the confines of the current austerity measures.

2. The Department always opts for the most cost effective travel routes without compromising the need for officials’ state of readiness to participate and contribute meaningfully in the conferences, meetings for which the travel was intended.

All personal and officials that undertake travel are chosen on the strength of their capabilities and value addition.

Notwithstanding that the question is by and large open-ended in terms of defining the period for which the information is required, all officials who travel, do so within the limits of the budget.

16 November 2017 - NW3335

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) What is the total number of persons who are employed in call centres as call centre agents in each (i) province and (ii) city and (b) what is the name of the company in each province and city where the agents are employed?

Reply:

(a) The Department of Labour does not use call centre agents services

 (i) Not applicable

(ii) Not applicable

(b) none

16 November 2017 - NW3316

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) Whether the (a) chief executive officer and (b) chief financial officer of entities reporting to her are employed on a permanent basis; if not, (2) whether the specified officers are employed on a fixed term contract; if so, (a) what are the names of each of the officers and (b) when (i) was each officer employed and (ii) will each officer’s contract end?

Reply:

1. Minister of Labour to respond:

As the Department of Labour we have two CEO’s, two Commissioners and two Executive Directors.

Entity

(a) Chief Executive Officers, Commissioner’s and Executive Directors.

(b) Chief Financial Officer employment status

COMPENSATION FUND

Permanent (Commissioner)

Permanent

UIF

Permanent (Commissioner)

Permanent

NEDLAC

Fixed term contract (Executive Director)

Permanent

PRODUCTIVITY SA

Fixed term contract (CEO)

Permanent

SEE*

Fixed term contract (CEO)

Permanent

CCMA

Fixed term contract (Executive Director)

Permanent

  • *SEE is not listed as a public entity, operates as a trading entity within the Department of Labour2. 

2. Minister of Labour to respond:

Entity

(a) Names of each Officer

(b)(i) When was Officer employed?

(b)(ii) When will each Officer’s contract end?

COMPENSATION FUND

Mr. Vuyo Mafata(Commissioner)

Mr. Abraham J Modiba(CFO)

01 April 2016

16 September 2013

Permanent

Permanent

UIF

Mr. Teboho Maruping(Commissioner)

Ms Fezeka Puzi(CFO)

01 December 2016

01 April 2016

Permanent

Permanent

NEDLAC

Mr Madoda P Vilakazi(EX Director)

Mr Mfanufikile Daza(CFO)

01 April 2016

15 December 2014

31 March 2021

Permanent

PRODUCTIVITY SA

Mr Mothunye Mothiba(CEO)

Dr Sibusiso Sabela(CFO)

01 April 2016

01 August 2017

31 March 2020

Permanent

SEE*

Mr. Silumko Nondwangu(CEO)

Mr. Spheni Ngcongo(CFO)

31 August 2017

15 December 2015

31 August 2018

Permanent

CCMA

Mr. Cameron Morajane(Director)

Ms Phetsile Magagula(CFO)

01 April 2016

03 April 2017

31 March 2021

Permanent

  • * SEE is not listed as a public entity, operates as a trading entity within the Department of Labour

16 November 2017 - NW3337

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether labour brokers are registered with the Government; if so, what number of (a) labour brokers are registered with the Government, (b) government departments nationally and provincially make use of labour brokers and (c) persons are currently employed by the Government through labour brokers?

Reply:

The term labour broker does not exist in our current legislation. What we have is Temporary Employment Services and or Private Employment Agencies (PEAs/TES) that are registered with the Department of Labour in terms of Section 24(1) of the Skills Development Act, 1998 as Amended as part of our transitional process.

(a) A total of 492 private employment agencies/temporary employment services were registered with the Department of Labour as at 30 September 2017.

(b) Currently we do not have data as that will only become possible once PEAs/TES regulations are finalized and gazetted. The Department

of Labour will as soon as the regulations are finalised, keep records

on who uses PEAs/TES and statistics of people employed, placed or assisted across all sectors by these agencies.

(c) Covered above.

23 October 2017 - NW2917

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Meshoe, Rev KR to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether the Government has any plans to reduce damage caused by frequent strikes, which according to her department are harming the economy and the labour force and in view of her department’s latest report on industrial action in which it is stated that the labour economy lost approximately R161 million through work stoppages in 2016, which represents an increase from R116 million in 2015; if not, why not; if so, what plans? (

Reply:

1. In terms of section 23 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, every worker has the right to strike. The right to strike is regulated by the Labour Relations Act which sets out the procedures for orderly strike action as well as limitations on the right to strike. Therefore any steps taken by Government in relation to strike action must be cognisant of the constitutional and legal framework surrounding strikes.

2. In February 2017, after lengthy engagement in the National Economic Development and Labour Advisory Council (NEDLAC), Government, organised business, organised labour and the community constituency signed an agreement on labour market stability and wage inequality. One of the elements of the agreement is an Accord on Collective Bargaining and Industrial Action in which all social partners commit to taking steps to prevent violence, intimidation and damage to property and to improve the capacity of the social partners and other agencies to resolve disputes peacefully and expeditiously.

3. Another outcome of the NEDLAC engagements has been a number of proposed amendments to the Labour Relations Act. One of these amendments is a provision for advisory arbitration to endeavour to resolve strikes or lockouts that are intractable or may cause a local or national crisis. Once the amendments to the Labour Relations Act are promulgated, Government together with the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) will implement them to contribute to greater labour market stability.

4. Already the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration is implementing a CCMA-specific dispute and strike prevention programme and is already bearing the desired results.

END

16 October 2017 - NW2889

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the Minister of Labour

Which is the detailed (a) breakdown of and (b) valuation for current and non-current assets and investments held by her (i) department and (ii) each entity reporting to her according to (aa) listed assets (aaa) directly held and (bbb) indirectly held and (bb) unlisted investments (aaa) directly held and (bbb) indirectly held by each of the entities, in each case breaking the current assets and investments down by 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months and beyond 12 months?

Reply:

1. With respect to sub-questions (a), (b) the response is “NONE”.

2. With respect to the remaining sub-questions, kindly be advised that the information that the Honourable Member seeks is contained in much greater details in the 2016/17 Annual Reports of the Department and its entities. Accordingly I respectfully refer the member to the annual reports mentioned above. NW3196E

11 September 2017 - NW2500

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)What is the current balance of funds available in the Unemployment Insurance Fund; (2) what are the (a) projected monthly (i) contributions towards and (ii) claims against the Fund in the period from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018 and (b) details of the appropriate underlying assumptions for each projection, including the (i) expected unemployment rate and (ii) economic growth assumption where appropriate?

Reply:

1. R110 Billion Portfolio

2. (a)(i) R1,577,304

 (ii) R801,126

(b)(i)The assumption is based on the Fund’s annual actuarial valuation report as at 31 March 2017. Additional allowance for unemployment claims were made due to higher expected future unemployment rates. As per the quarterly labour force survey of 2017 Q1, unemployment increased by 1.2% over most recent quarter (from 26.5% to 27.7%). It is expected that this trend will persist for another 4 quarters so that the total increase in unemployment benefits is likely to be around 5%. As unemployment represent 80% of the total benefits paid by the Fund, we expect a 4% increase in benefit payments overall.

(ii) The estimation in (a) above is based on the Monetary Policy Committee’s economic growth forecast made on 25 May 2017 that growth of 1% is expected for 2017 after which it is expected to increase to 1.5% in 2018. It was also assumed that total salaries on which contributions are based will increase at inflation plus the economic growth forecast as set out above.

28 August 2017 - NW2081

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entities reporting to her are funding, including by way of discretionary funding, any institution of research and development (i) domestically and/or (ii) internationally; if so, (aa)(aaa) what are the names of the specified institutions and (bbb) what are their functions, (bb) from what date has her department or any entity reporting to her been funding them and (cc) what amount has her department contributed towards such funding

Reply:

1. The Department funds entities under its purview and the entities do commission research from time to time as part of their operational requirements.

2. The department does conduct research on various topics that relates to operational requirements more so when developing policies.

3. The details of research that the department and its entities conduct, will find expression in the annual reports.

 

21 July 2017 - NW1892

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her appointed transaction advisors for tenders in the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2016; if so, (i) who were the transaction advisors that were appointed for the tenders, (ii) for which tenders were they appointed, (iii) what was the pricing for the tenders in question and (iv) what amount were the transaction advisors paid?

Reply:

Only the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) appointed a transaction adviser for a tender in the period 01 January 2012 – 31 December 2012 and the details are as follows;

01 JANUARY 2012 – 31 DECEMBER 2012

 
   

Who were the transaction advisors that were appointed for the tenders?

(b)(ii) For which tenders were they appointed.

(b) (iii) What was the pricing for the tenders in question.

(b) (iv) What amounts were the transaction advisors paid?

Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA)

 

Grant Thornton THL Consulting (Pty)

Share Point installation and utilisation.

and

Business Continuity Model.

R3 434 952.00.

R2 724 372.00.

R74 856.96.

  • For the period 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2016, there were No Transaction advisors that were appointed in any of the entities.

21 July 2017 - NW1940

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) (a) What are the names of each trade union registered in the teaching or education sector, (b) how many members does each union have in terms of the latest membership audit and (c) when was the last membership audit conducted in each case; (2) whether any applications by trade unions for registration to the education sector are currently pending with the Registrar of Labour; if so, what are the names of each trade union whose application is still pending; (3) (a) which trade unions registered in the teaching or education sector have previously failed to submit annual audited financial reports to the Registrar of Labour as required by the Labour Relations Act, Act 66 of 1995, as amended, and (b) of those unions, how many annual audited financial reports are still outstanding; (4) have any trade unions registered in the teaching or education sector been declared insolvent, liquidated and placed under administration and/or business rescue and/or any other related intervention in the past five financial years; if so, (a) which trade unions and (b) what is the current status in each case?

Reply:

1. The Registrar does not ‘audit’ trade union membership figures but does verify them in cases where trade unions may be parties to a bargaining council in terms of section 49 of the Labour Relations Act. The following figures are therefore the figures submitted by the respective trade unions to the office of the Registrar.

 

No

Name of Union

Membership Figures

Year of Submission

1

Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (HOSPERSA)

1 462

2015

2

National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU)

19 910

2016

3

National Professional Teachers’ Associations of South Africa (NAPTOSA)

52 864

2016

4

National Public Service Workers Union (NPSWU)

9 757

2015

5

National Teachers Union (NATU)

30 979

2015

6

National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (NUPSAW)

2515

2016

7

Public and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (PAWUSA)

10 938

2015

8

Public Servants Association of South Africa (PSA)

8778

2016

9

South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU)

248 364

2016

10

Suid Afrikaanse Onderwysers Unie (SAOU)

36 422

2016

11

United National Public Service Association of South Africa and Allied Workers Union ( UNIPSAWU)

225

2016

12

Academic and Professional Staff of the University of South Africa (APSA-UNISA)

663

2015

13

Academic Staff Association of Wits University (ASAWU)

757

2016

14

The University of Cape Town Academics' Union (UCTAU)

616

2015

15

Administrative, Library and Technical Staff Association (ALTSA)

526

2016

16

University of Kwazulu-Natal Staff Union (UKSU)

1216

2016

17

University of Cape Town Employees Union

1128

2016

18

University of Pretoria Workers' Organisation (UPWO)

534

2016

19

Union of Personnel of the University of the Free State (UVPERSU))

1022

2016

20

University and Allied Workers Union (UAWU)

248

2016

21

University of the Western Cape Employees Union (UWCEU)

575

2016

22

Cape Peninsula University Employees Union

526

2016

23

United Herzlia Schools Teachers Association (UHSTA)

199

2016

24

Private Schools and Allied Workers Union (PRISAWU)

104

2015

25

South African Abet Educators Union (SAAEU)

950

2015

26

Professional Educators Union (P.E.U)

10408

2016

27

College Workers Union of South Africa

80

2016

 

TOTAL

441 766

 

2. There are no applications for registration is pending in the office of the Registrar.

3. The following trade unions, in the table below, have failed to submit annual audited financial statements for 2015.

No

Name of Union

Membership Figures

Year of Audit

1

Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (HOSPERSA)

1 462

2015

2

National Public Service Workers Union (NPSWU)

9 757

2015

3

National Teachers Union (NATU)

30 979

2015

4

Public and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (PAWUSA)

10 938

2015

5

Academic and Professional Staff of the University of South Africa (APSA-UNISA)

663

2015

6

The University of Cape Town Academics' Union (UCTAU)

616

2015

7

Private Schools and Allied Workers Union (PRISAWU)

104

2015

8

South African Abet Educators Union (SAAEU)

950

2015

4. There are no registered trade unions in the teaching or education sector that have been declared insolvent, placed under administration and/or under business rescue in the past five years. (b) These cases are being attended to by the Registrar.

19 July 2017 - NW1803

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) Which entities reporting to her (a) have a board in place and (b) do not have a board in place, (i) of those that have a board, (aa) when was each individual board member appointed and (bb) when is the term for each board lapsing and (ii) how many (aa) board members are there in each board and (bb) of those board members of each entity are female; (2) with reference to entities that do not have boards in place, (a) who is responsible for appointing the board and (b) when will a board be appointed?

Reply:

1) As the Department of Labour, we have Advisory Boards.

Entity

(aa)

when was each individual member appointed?

(bb)

when is term for each board member lapsing?

(ii) (aa)

how many board members are there in each board?

(ii)(bb)

How many of those board members of each entity are female?

COMPENSATION FUND

01/2014

12/2017

16

3

UIF

10/2014

Chairperson 02/2016

09/2017

Chairperson 01/2019

13

1

NEDLAC

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

PRODUCTIVITY SA

11/2014

Chairperson 02/2015

10/2019

Chairperson 01/2020

7

4

Employment services board

07/2016

06/2021

13

3

CCMA

10/2014- 7members

12/2015- 1 member

04/2016- 1 member

05/2017- chairperson

10/2017

Chairperson 04/2020

10

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2) (a) Advisory Boards are nominated through NEDLAC Constituencies and are appointed by the Minister.

22 June 2017 - NW1762

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Labour

Does (a) she, (b) her Deputy Minister or (c) any of the heads of entities or bodies reporting to her make use of security services paid for by the State for (i) him/herself, (ii) his/her immediate family members or (iii) any of their staff members; in each case (aa) what are the reasons for it, (bb) from which department or entity’s budget is the security services being paid, and (cc) what are the relevant details?

Reply:

 

Ministry of Labour

  1. (i)Yes

(ii)No

(iii)No

(aa) VIP protection

(bb) SAPS/DoL Ministry

(cc) SAPS: Compensation

DoL: Incidental costs

   

Deputy Ministry of Labour

  1. (i)Yes

(ii)No

(iii)No

(aa) VIP protection

(bb) SAPS/DoL Ministry

(cc) SAPS: Compensation

DoL: Incidental costs

   

Heads of Entities or bodies

(c) None

(aa) N/A

(bb) N/A

(cc) N/A

   

22 June 2017 - NW1727

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether any staff of (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her were awarded any contracts or agreements to conduct business with any state entity in the (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17 financial years; if so, what are the (aa) names and (bb) professional designations of the staff members and (cc) details of the contract(s) and/or agreement(s) awarded and (dd) amounts in each case?

Reply:

Entity

(aa) Names of staff members awarded contracts

(bb) Professional designation of the staff members awarded contracts

(cc) Details of the contract and/or agreements awarded

(dd) The total amount for each contract

2014/15 FINANCIAL YEAR

DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

COMPENSATION FUND

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

UIF

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

NEDLAC

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

PRODUCTIVITY SA

Neo Lekaowa

Senior Business Consultant

Detergent Manufacturing Business

R8660

SEE

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

CCMA

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

Minister of Labour to respond:

Entity

(aa) Names of staff members awarded contracts

(bb) Professional designation of the staff members awarded contracts

(cc) Details of the contract and/or agreements awarded

(dd) The total amount for each contract

2015/16 FINANCIAL YEAR

DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

COMPENSATION FUND

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

UIF

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

NEDLAC

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

PRODUCTIVITY SA

Neo Lekaowa

Senior Business Consultant

Detergent Manufacturing Business

R51 925

SEE

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

CCMA

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

Minister of Labour to respond:

Entity

(aa) Names of staff members awarded contracts

(bb) Professional designation of the staff members awarded contracts

(cc) Details of the contract and/or agreements awarded

(dd) The total amount for each contract

2016/17 FINANCIAL YEAR

DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

COMPENSATION FUND

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

UIF

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

NEDLAC

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

PRODUCTIVITY SA

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

SEE

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

CCMA

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

22 June 2017 - NW1595

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Labour

What number of jobs were lost due to automation in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

In the databases maintained by the Department of Labour the number of jobs lost specifically through automation is not indicated. However automation and digitisation, will certainly affect all workers in one way or the other, South Africa is no exception to this global trend.

19 June 2017 - NW1169

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether, following the outcry by the Director-General of the Compensation Fund that the pace and magnitude of outcry for improving service delivery in the Compensation Fund is racing ahead of the entity’s control, she has taken any steps to assist the Compensation Fund to drastically improve its service delivery in order to ensure that social security is provided in line with sections 26 and 27 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Steps taken to assist the Compensation Fund to improve its service delivery include, but not limited;

1. The Introduction of CF-Filing;

The objective of the project improve the turn-a-round time for an employer to register with the Compensation Fund, submit Return of Earnings online, process an immediate online payment and receive the Letter of Good Standing. The project is at an advanced stage and will be launched before the end of 2017.

2. The Introduction of Online Claims System;

The Fund implemented a new claims management system in 2014. This has resulted in visible improvements in the Fund’s service delivery. The system provides an online platform for employers and medical service providers to submit claims on line which facilitates speedy adjudication of claims. Plans are in place to continue to enhance the system with the objective of improving the claims turnaround time.

3. Improving the Call Centre system;

A new and improved call centre system is in the process of being implemented. The objective is to implement a system that will ensure that the service from the call centre to the back office is well managed in order to ensure that inquiries are responded to in the shortest time possible.

4. Realigning the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) to enhance benefits and service delivery;

The process of aligning COIDA so that it is in-line with the 21st century environment in order to ensure that is capable of responding to the service delivery needs, is at an advanced stage. We will soon be asking Cabinet to give us approval to publish the draft COIDA Amendment Bill for public comment.

05 June 2017 - NW1226

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her has (i) procured any services from and/or (ii) made any payments to the Decolonisation Foundation; if not, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (aa) services were procured, (bb) were the total costs, (cc) is the detailed breakdown of the costs, (dd) was the total amount paid, (ee) was the purpose of the payments and (ff) is the detailed breakdown of the payments in each case?

Reply:

1. (a) (i) No.

(a) (ii) No.

(aa) Not Applicable

(bb) Not Applicable

(cc) Not Applicable

(dd) Not Applicable

(ee) Not Applicable

(ff) Not Applicable

05 June 2017 - NW1297

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)      What factors did her department take into consideration when deciding to grant 6% increase to her department’s inspection and enforcement services for the 2017-18 financial year; (2) whether she has found that the 6% increase for the 2017-18 financial year is sufficient to ensure that the labour inspectors of her department are (a) properly resourced and (b) capacitated to ensure that all labour market policies are complied with on the front line; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case? NW1439E

Reply:

1.  The 6% increase to Inspection and Enforcement Services was granted by National Treasury and not by the Department.

(2) No; the 6% increase for 2017/18 financial year is not sufficient to ensure that the labour inspectors are properly resourced and capacitated to ensure all labour market policies are complied with.

05 June 2017 - NW1296

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) Whether her department (a) has undertaken or (b) intends to undertake studies to determine the viability of allocating more money directly to the Unemployment Insurance Fund instead of to her department’s employment standards programme; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what were the outcomes in each case; (2) whether her department has put any mechanisms in place to monitor the outcomes of her department’s employment standards programme; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what factors did her department take into consideration when deciding to grant a 79% increase to the employment standards programme for the 2017-18 financial year?

Reply:

1. The Department has not undertaken and/or intends to undertake studies to determine the viability of allocating more money directly to the Unemployment Insurance Fund because the Fund has always been self-funding and as such it does not require any form of funding from the Department.

2. Yes, the monitoring mechanisms are based on the current performance management system.

3. The Department took into consideration amongst other things the human resources required for the monitoring; and successful implementation of the National Minimum Wage agreement.

05 June 2017 - NW1295

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

With reference to the increase of 54% in the work seeker services budget of her department’s Public Employment Service programme for the 2017-18 financial year, how much did it cost on average for each job placement made through the specified programme in the (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17 financial years?

Reply:

Firstly it is important to correct the statement/perception that the increase for 2017/18 financial year for Public Employment Services is by 54%. The actual increase for is a mere 2%.

 a) R4, 438.00

 b) R3, 875.00

05 June 2017 - NW1273

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) What is the total number of employees of the Compensation Fund who are currently suspended, (b) what are the reasons for the suspension in each case and (c) what is the total number of the specified cases relating to fraud are currently under investigation?

Reply:

a) 30;

b) All 30 relate to allegations of fraud;

c) 89

01 June 2017 - NW1136

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)(a) What was the total expenditure of Supported Employment Enterprises in the 2016-2017 financial year, (b) what is the total staff compliment of Supported Employment Enterprises and (c) what was the total spend on marketing, advertising, and sales incentives by Supported Employment Enterprises; (2) What is the total (a) budget of Supported Employment Enterprises and (b) marketing-advertising budgets for the Supported Employment Enterprises in the 2017-18 financial year?

Reply:

1. (a) The information that the Honourable Member is seeking is currently going through an audit process in order to ensure its accuracy. However, we will gladly provide such information in the 2016/17 Annual report which will be tabled in Parliament in August 2017 as prescribed in the PFMA.

(2) (a) The total budget for Supported Enterprises is R141 million and

(b) Marketing-advertising budgets is R4.4 million

01 June 2017 - NW1137

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)What was the (a) total expenditure and (b) detailed breakdown of the expenditure of Productivity SA in the (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17 financial years; (2) what is the projected budget for Productivity SA for the 2017-18 financial year; (3) what was the staff complement of Productivity SA for the 2016-17 financial year

Reply:

(1) (a) The detailed breakdown of the 2014/15 and 2015/16 information can be gleaned in the Productivity South Africa’s Audited Financial statements and/or the Annual Reports that were tabled in Parliament in the periods in question.

(b) (i), (ii) & (iii) Detailed breakdown for 2016/17 is currently being audited and as such it will be premature and improper to provide such information at this stage. However the information will be provided in the Productivity South Africa/s Audited Financial Statements and/or in the 2016/17 Annual Report as prescribed.

(2) The projected budget for Productivity SA for 2017/18 Financial Year is in the region of R177 million.

(3) The staff complement of Productivity South Africa for the 2016/17 financial year is currently being audited and as such it will be premature to provide such information at this stage. However, the detailed information in this regard will be tabled in Parliament in August 2017 as prescribed.

01 June 2017 - NW1138

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

What was the total amount spent by the (a) National Economic Development and Labour Council, (b) Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, (c) Productivity SA, (d) Unemployment Insurance Fund, (e) Compensation Fund and (f) her department on total legal costs in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

(a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f); The information that the Honourable Member is seeking is currently going through an audit process in order to ensure its accuracy. However, the Entities and the Department will gladly provide such information in their respective 2016/17 Annual reports which will be tabled in Parliament in August 2017 as prescribed in the PFMA.

18 April 2017 - NW927

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Mackay, Mr G to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) Whether there is any position of (a) chief executive officer, (b) chief financial officer and/or (c) chief operating officer that is currently vacant in each entity reporting to her; if so, (i) how long has each specified position been vacant and (ii) what is the reason for each vacancy; (2) have the vacancies been advertised; if so, (a) were interviews done and (b) on what date will the vacancies be filled; (3) (a) what is the total number of persons who are currently employed in the specified positions in an acting capacity, (b) for what period has each person been acting in each position and (c) has any of the specified persons applied for the positions?

Reply:

Minister’s Responses in Matrix;

 

1) Whether there is any position of (a) chief executive officer, (b) chief financial officer and/or (c) chief operating officer that is currently vacant in each entity.

ENTITIES REPORTING TO THE MINISTER

  1. (a) – CEO.

(1)(b) – CFO.

(1)(c) – COO.

NEDLAC.

No current vacancy.

No current vacancy

No current vacancy

(1)(i).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

(1)(ii).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

(2)(a) & (b).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

(3) (a), (b) & (c).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

CCMA.

No current vacancy.

No current vacancy

No current vacancy

(1)(i).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

(1)(ii).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

(2)(a) & (b).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

(3) (a), (b) & (c).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

PRODUCTIVITY SA.

No current vacancy.

No current vacancy.

No current vacancy.

(1)(i).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

(1)(ii).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

(2)(a).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

(2)(b).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

(3)(a), (b) & (c).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

COMPENSATION FUND.

No current vacancy.

No current vacancy.

Currently vacant.

(1)(i).

N/a.

N/a.

6 months.

(1)(ii).

N/a.

N/a.

Resignation.

(2)(a).

N/a.

N/a.

Advertised & interviews done.

(2)(b).

N/a.

N/a.

01 June 2017.

(3) (a), (b) & (c).

N/a.

N/a.

No acting appointment.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUND.

No current vacancy.

No current vacancy.

Currently vacant.

(1)(i).

N/a.

N/a.

4 months.

(1)(ii).

N/a.

N/a.

Promotion.

(2)(a).

N/a.

N/a.

Advertised & Interviews – 04 May 2017.

(2)(b).

N/a.

N/a.

01 July 2017 – anticipated.

(3)(a).

N/a.

N/a.

01 person acting.

(3)(b).

N/a.

N/a.

04 months.

(3)(c).

N/a.

N/a.

Yes – person acting has applied for this post.

18 April 2017 - NW842

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) Whether she and/or her department is aware of the formation and operation of the Workers Association Union; if so, (a) who formed the specified trade union and (b) on what date was the specified trade union formed; (2) whether she requested an inquiry into the formation and operation of the specified trade union; if not, why not in each case; if so, (a) did she use State funding to conduct the investigation and (b) will she make the results of the inquiry available to Mr IM Ollis; (3) whether she has found that members of the Executive were involved in the formation and/or operation of the trade union; if so, (a) which members of the Executive are involved and (b) in what capacity in each case; (4) whether her department has requested to view the financial statements of the trade union; if not, why not; if so, what are the sources of funding of the trade union?

Reply:

1. I am advised that the Workers Association Union (WAU) has since been deregistered

2. Not that I am aware of;

3. Not that I am aware of;

4. Not that I am aware of;

03 April 2017 - NW694

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Grootboom, Mr GA to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)Did (a) her department or (b) any entity reporting to her participate in the Dialogue with the President: Unpacking of the SONA 2017 on Radical Economic Transformation Implementation event hosted at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, Durban, on 25 February 2017; if so, what amount was spent in each case; (2) did (a) her department or (b) any entity reporting to her participate in the auction of the (i) souvenirs or (ii) personal belongings of the President of the Republic, Mr Jacob G Zuma; if so, (aa) which items were purchased and (bb) at what cost, in each case?

Reply:

1. No

2. No