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20 August 2015 - NW2683

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Women in The Presidency

Whether (a) she and/or (b) any officials from her Ministry travelled to China in the 2014-15 financial year; if so, what was the (i) purpose of each specified visit and (ii)(aa) total cost and (bb) breakdown of such costs of each specified visit?

Reply:

Not applicable

 

Approved by the Minister on
Date: 18/08/2015

20 August 2015 - NW2658

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Women in The Presidency

(1) With regard to the science, technology, engineering and mathematics intervention in the revised strategic focus document of her department, how many students have been targeted for the (a) 2015 (b) 2016 and (c) 2017 academic years; (2) which faculty or faculties will be targeted in the (a) 201 5, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017 academic years; (3) are there specific (a) provinces and/or (b) universities targeted for the specified interventions; if so, which (i) provinces and/or (ii) universities?

Reply:

(1) For the financial years 2015, 2016 and 2017, a total of 2000 learners are targeted to participate in the STEM programme in all nine provinces.

(2) Students apply to all universities and when accepted they are in the faculties of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

(3) (a) & (b) Yes.

(i) & (ii) Applied to various universities.


 

Approved by the Minister
Date: 18/08/2015

20 August 2015 - NW2924

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Women in The Presidency:

Whether her department meets the Government 2% employment equity target for the employment of persons with disabilities that was set in 2005; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3427E

Reply:

The department has met and exceeded the 2% target, in that as at end of 2014/15 financial year the department was al 3.8% with regards to people with disabilities.

Approved by the Minister
Date: 18 /08/2015

20 August 2015 - NW2656

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

Whether, with reference to the revised strategic focus of her department which envisages that gender-based violence interventions should result in a decrease of 12% in each year over a period of five years, there has been a reduction in gender-based violence levels since the implementation of the revised strategic focus; if not, why not; if so, by how much?

Reply:

This target is being revised to align with the Cabinet-approved government plan of action on ehm1nat1on of violence against women and children "Integrated Programme of Action: Violence Against Women and Children'', led by the Department of Social Development, and no further work on the part of DoW on this target will be done. The Department's APP is being amended accordingly to focus on the actions that the Department of Women is responsible for.

08 July 2015 - NW2408

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister in The Presidency Women:

What amount did (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her spend on advertising in (i) Sowetan and (ii) Daily Sun in the (aa) 2012-13, (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) 2014-15 financial years? NW2774E

Reply:

Not applicable.

09 June 2015 - NW1866

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister in The Presidency: Women

Since 1 January 201 5, has her department installed generators at any of (a) its offices or (b) the offices of the entities reporting to her as a result of load shedding; if so, what is the total cost of the (i) installation and (ii) running of these generators? PRIVATE BAG x 1000, PRETORIA, 0001, Tel: 082 677 2593 Enquiries: danisile.sambamba@dwcpd.gov.za Memorandum from the Parliamentary Office Minister National Assembly question for Written Reply: Question 1866CS Date: Recommended I Not Recommended:Ms. Jenny Schreiner Director General: Department of Women………../…………./2015 MINISTRY IN THE PRESIDENCY: WOMEN REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA NATIONAL ASSEMBLY QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY QUESTION NUMBER: 1866 DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 22 May 2015 INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 15 - 2015 1866. Ms N I Tarabella - Marchesi (DA) to ask the Minister in The Presidency: WomenSince 1 January 201 5, has her department installed generators at any of (a) its offices or (b) the offices of the entities reporting to her as a result of load shedding; if so, what is the total cost of the (i) installation and (ii) running of these generators? NW2087EReplyNo.Approved by the Minister onDate: 2015/06/08

Reply:

No.

 

 

Approved by the Minister on
Date: 2015/06/08

09 June 2015 - NW1988

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister in the Presidency: Women

Does her department maintain an updated asset register; if not, why not; if so, what is the (a) total number and (b) value of all motor vehicles recorded on such register?

Reply:

Yes;

(a) Total number of motor vehicles is 12, 4 of which are ready for disposal.
(b) The value of all the motor vehicles is R4, 013 498.19


Approved by the Minister on
Date :2015/06/08
 

09 June 2015 - NW1901

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister in The Presidency: Women

(a) Who are the current chief financial officers of (i) her Office and (ii) the entities reporting to her and (b) what is the qualification of each chief financial officer? NW2122E

Reply:

a) Department of Women:
i) The current Chief Financial Officer is Ms Camagwini Ntshinga.

ii) Not applicable, no entity reporting to the Minister

b) Qualifications:
i) Diploma in Business Studies
Bachelor of Accounting Science
Articles of Clerkmanship

ii) Not applicable, no entity reporting to the Minister


Approved by the Minister on
Date: 2015/06/08

08 May 2015 - NW1450

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister in the Presidency: Women

(a) How many invoices from private contractors to her department currently remains unpaid for longer than 30 day and (b) in each case, what (i) are the details of the (aa) contractor and (bb) services provided and (ii) what is the (aa) date of the invoice and (bb) reason why the invoice was not paid within 30 days? NW1663E

Reply:

(a) The department does not have any invoices from private contractors currently unpaid for longer than 30 days.

(b) Not applicable.


 

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Date: 6/05/2015

08 May 2015 - NW1380

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister in The Presidency: Women

(a) What number of (i) financial, (ii) forensic and/or (iii) other investigations that were commissioned by her department have been completed since 1 April 2013 and (b) in each case, what are the relevant details on the (i) investigation including a synopsis of the facts and findings of each case, (ii) persons or third parties responsible for each investigation, (iii) total cast to date of each investigation and (iv) appropriate steps taken against officials and third parties implicated of wrongdoing in the findings of the investigations? NW1592E

Reply:

(a) Not applicable


Approved by the Minister on
Date: 2015/05/06

08 May 2015 - NW1081

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister in the Presidency: Women

What amount did (a) her department and (b) entities reporting to her spend on advertising in the New Age newspaper in the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years? NW1246E

Reply:

(a) The department spent the following amounts on advertising in The New Age newspaper:

(i) Not applicable
(ii) Not applicable
(iii) 2013-14 – no expenditure incurred.

 

Approved by the Minister on
Date: 6/05/2015
 

08 May 2015 - NW1116

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McGluwa, Mr JJ to ask the Minister in the Presidency: Women

(a) What amount did (i) her department and (ii) state entities reporting to her spend on each newspaper subscription in each month (aa) in the (aaa) 2011-12, (bbb) 2012-13 and (ccc) 2013-14 financial year and (bb) during the period 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified date for which information is available and (b) how many copies of each newspaper were ordered on each day of the week (i) in each specified financial year and (ii) during the period 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified date for which information is available?

Reply:

(a) (i) Not applicable
(ii) Not applicable

(aaa) Not applicable
(bbb) Not applicable

(bb) Not applicable

(b) Not applicable

(i) Not applicable
(ii) Not applicable

 

Approved by the Minister on
Date: 6/05/2015

08 May 2015 - NW1151

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister in the Presidency: Women

(a) How many sick leave days were taken by employees of her department in 2013-14 financial year and (b) what was the total cost thereof in rands ? NW1351E

Reply:

Refer to the Department’s Annual Report.


Approved by the Minister on
Date: 6/05/2015

04 May 2015 - NW1414

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McLoughlin, Mr AR to ask the Mr A R McLoughlin (DA) to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency:

Does her department have a Regulatory Burden Reduction strategy in place; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the strategy? NW1627E

Reply:

No, the department does not administer legislation that has a regulatory obligation and therefore, it has not developed a strategy to reduce a regulatory burden.


Approved by the Minister on
Date: 24/04/2015

19 March 2015 - NW530

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Mr S & Motau (DA) to ask the Minister of Women in The Presidency:

Whether any employees in her office have been on suspension with full salary since 1 January 2014; if so, (a) how many employees and (b) what IS the total cost thereof?

Reply:

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women only took office in the current administration.

(a) Not applicable
(b) Not applicable
 

27 February 2015 - NW165

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Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Mr S Mokgalapa (DA) to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

(1) With reference to the reply of the Minister of Communications to question 1031 on 27 November 2014, what was the total amount that (a) her department and (b) each of its entities (i) spent on and/or (ii) budgeted for advertising for each month between 1 January 2013 and 31 July 2014, excluding expenditure transferred through the Department of Communications for advertising; (2) does such figure for each month represent the (a) total value of advertising that appeared in the media in that month, (b) amount paid in that month for advertising that may have appeared previously or (c) amount paid in advance for advertising that appeared at a later date; (3) in each specified case, what amount did (a) her department and (b) each of its entities spend on advertising in (i) print, (ii) radio, (iii) television, (iv) online and (v) outdoor; (4) in each specified case, what is the breakdown of advertising by (a) her department and (b) each of its entities in terms of (i) name of and (ii) amount spent on each (aa) publication, (bb) radio station, (cc) television station, (dd) website and (ee) billboards location in each province?

Reply:

The Department of Women is a new department which has just been established. It is for this reason that the question is not applicable to it.

 

Approved by the Minister on
Date: 26/02/2015.

27 February 2015 - NW223

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Ntobongwana, Ms P to ask the Minister of Women in The Presidency:

Why does her office not have accurate and comprehensive data on gender-based violence that reveals the extent and magnitude of the problem while it could assist to reduce such violence against women in society?

Reply:

The Department of Women is still in the process of establishing its own systems and processes that will enable it to gather, capture, store and use such data as one of the tools to curb violence against women in our society.

 

 

Approved by the Minister on
Date: 24/02/2015

09 December 2014 - NW2962

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Robinson, Ms D to ask the Minister of Women in The Presidency:

Whether she intends to pay bonuses to staff in her department; if, (a) what criteria has been used to award bonuses, (b) how many members will be receiving bonuses,(c) what total amount will be spent on staff bonuses and (d) was this amount budgeted? NW3607E

Reply:

Chapter 4, clause 15.3 of the SMS Handbook guides the awarding of bonuses to SMS members while the DPSA Employee Performance Management and Development System Framework (for levels 12 and below) guides the awarding of bonuses to levels 12 and below. In terms of clause 9.5 of this framework, departments must not spend more than 1.5% of their remuneration budget for bonuses.

The information requested will be available in Annual Reports once these are tabled in Parliament.


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Date : 09/12/2014

09 December 2014 - NW2384

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Women in The Presidency:

(1) what are the details of the programmes that she will implement in the 2014-15 financial year to ensure that women are empowered economically; (2) what are the relevant targets and indicators?

Reply:

 (1) The department plays an oversight role and does not implement programs. However we will work closely with other government departments, agencies and the private sector to promote women's socio-economic empowerment in the country.

(2) Not applicable.

30 October 2014 - NW1954

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McGluwa, Mr JJ to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

Did she stay at Sun City Hotel in the North West during the Gupta wedding; if so, (a) who paid for the accommodation and (b) what was the cost?

Reply:

Not applicable.


 

Approved by the Minister on
Date: 28/10/2014