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30 September 2022 - NW2628

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

What total number of (a) black, (b) coloured, (c) white and (d) Indian students were enrolled at each of the 26 public universities in the (i) 2018, (ii) 2019, (iii) 2020, (iv) 2021 and (v) 2022 academic years?

Reply:

The table below provides a breakdown of enrolments based on the audit data received from public universities for the 2018 to 2020 academic years. The Department is currently verifying the audited 2021 enrolment data and this information will be available in October 2022. Similarly, information on the 2022 academic year will be available in October 2023.

30 September 2022 - NW1999

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister in the Presidency

What (a) has he found to be the reasons that departments are failing to adhere to the 30-day payment policy when trading with small and medium businesses and (b) is being done to ensure that the failure does not persist?

Reply:

(a) According to the National Treasury’s Annual Report on Non-compliance with Payments of Suppliers Invoices Within 30 Days – FY2021/22, the most common reasons that are cited by departments for late or non-payment of suppliers include the following:

• Misfiled, misplaced or unrecorded invoices
• Inadequate budget and/or cash flow management problems
• Inadequate internal capacity
• IT Systems
• Standard Chart of Accounts (SCoA) related system problems
• Unresolved invoice discrapancies
• Incomplete supporting documents

(b) The National Treasury has established a central email address to resolve queries from suppliers. This involves following up with transgressing departments to ensure speedy resolution of queries. The DPME has prioritised Payment of Suppliers as one of the areas that is being monitored through its monitoring frameworks. In addition, the department continues to escalate queries of non-payment that are being logged through the Presidential Hotline.

The department has also initiated a project to engage the health sector, which is responsible for over 60% of the unpaid invoices, to address the challenges of non-payment. This initiative will involve the creation of a platform to facilitate the sharing of best practice, replication of measures that have been successful in other departments and to minimize the impact of medico-legal claims on non-payment of invoices.


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30 September 2022 - NW2627

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

In what way is the process to establish (a) technical and vocational education and training centres and (b) new colleges or college campuses the same as the process to establish universities?

Reply:

The process to establish Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College is outlined on Chapter 2 of the Continuing Education and Training Act, Act 16 of 2006 which says the Minister, after consultation with the institution, may, by notice in the Gazette and from money appropriated for this purpose, establish a public-

(a) Technical and Vocational Education and Training College; or

(b) Community Education and Training College.

The notice in the Gazette must set out -

(a) The date of the establishment of the College:

(b) Whether the college is a technical and vocational education and training college or the college is a community education and training college;

(c) The name of the College; and 

(d) The physical location and address of the college.

The University is established in terms of Higher Education Act 101 of 1997 which says on chapter 3 the Minister may after consulting Council on Higher Education, by notice in the Gazette and from money appropriated for this purpose by Parliament, establish a university. 

b) new colleges or college campuses the same as the process to establish universities?

The process of establishing a new university is the responsibility of the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation.  It should be noted that the cost of developing a new university is very high and will require Cabinet approval and the appropriation of funds through the National Treasury process. At this time in South Africa’s development trajectory, there are many competing needs and given the current fiscal constraints, funding for new universities is limited and will require more feasibility studies to ascertain the probabilities of establishing new institutions in the future, more so in remote areas to limit the influx and movement of students into cities. 

Cabinet has approved the establishment of new universities in Ekurhuleni and Hammanskraal. A feasibility study is underway in this regard, and this will advise on the size and shape of these two institutions.

In respect to the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges, the process of establishing new colleges or college campuses is exactly the same as that set out for Universities.

At present the Department is implementing new infrastructure for TVET Colleges as follows:

Msinga Campus   of UMgungundlovu TVET College at Cwaka 

Greytown Campus of Umgungundlovu TVET College at Greytown

Umzimkhulu Campus of Esayidi TVET College at Umzimkhulu 

Bhambanana Campus of Umfolozi TVET College at Bhambanana

Nkandla A Campus of Umfolozi TVET College at Nkandla Town

Nkandla B Campus of Umfolozi TVET College at Nkumgamathe

Vryheid Engineering Campus of Mthashana TVET College at Vryheid

Nongoma Campus of Mthashana TVET College at Nongoma

Kwagqikasi Campus of Mthashana TVET College at Nongoma

Giyani Campus of Letaba TVET College at Giyani

Balfour Campus of Gert Sibande TVET College at Balfour

Aliwal North Campus of Ikhala TVET College at Aliwal North

Sterkspruit Campus TVET College of Ikhala at Sterkspruit

Ngqungqushe Campus of Ingwe TVET College at Lusikisiki

Graaff Reneitt Campus of East Cape Midlands at Graaff Reneitt

Thabazimbi Campus of Waterberg TVET College at Thabazimbi.

At present there are no further funds to construct new campuses or colleges.

30 September 2022 - NW2561

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)Whether a decision has been taken to sell the building which houses the offices of the Independent Development Trust (IDT) Head Office and the Gauteng IDT branch in Tshwane; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are reasons that the decision was taken; (2) whether a tender has been advertised; if not, why not; if so, (3) whether the tender has been adjudicated on; if so, (a) what are the details of the (i) sale and (ii) purchase price and (b) at what stage is the process; (4) whether a new building has been identified to house the staff from the Head Office and the Gauteng office; if not, what progress has been made in this regard; if so, what is the (a) monthly rental, (b) cost per square metre and (c) date of relocation to the new offices?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

1. I was informed that the Board of Trustees of the Independent Development Trust (IDT) resolved to sell the National Head Office building during a meeting that was held on 23 February 2022. The Board resolved to sell the building as there are office space challenges, plus structural and electrical issues affecting the building. The building is unsafe to be occupied by employees as it does not comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The building also has high maintenance costs.

2. The sale of the building has not been advertised as yet. To do that, the IDT still needs to secure a Certificate of Compliance.

3. As stated in (2) above, the tender has not been advertised and has not been adjudicated. As such, (3), (a) (i) and (ii), and (b) fall away.

4. No, a new building has not been identified to house the staff from the Head Office and the Gauteng office; the advertisement for the lease of a new building was issued on 12 August 2022, and the procurement process is in progress.

(a) IDT does not have monthly leasing costs at this stage.

(b) As the procurement process is still underway, there is no cost attached to square metres at this stage.

(c) The date for relocation to the new building will be determined once the procurement process is finalised.

30 September 2022 - NW2711

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

Considering the addition of specialised medical occupations such as chemists, specialist nurse educators, anaesthesiologists and dentists to the critical skills list, in addition to the Republic’s shortage of doctors and nurses, what is the reason that he is not prioritising the establishment of colleges to absorb more medical students?

Reply:

In 2011, the Minister of Health appointed a Ministerial Task Team on Nursing Education and Training following the National Nursing Summit of April 2011. The Ministerial Task Team report, which was finalised in August 2012, made several recommendations, including that nursing colleges be declared as higher education institutions in compliance with the Constitution and provisions of the Higher Education Act (101 of 1997, as amended). The Ministerial Task Team also recommended that while nursing education and training should be regarded as a national competence, it should account to the Director-General of Health, rather than Higher Education and Training.

The priority at the time was to align the nursing qualifications to the Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework.

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation has designated that the 10 public Nursing Colleges and 9 public Emergency Medical Services Colleges can offer qualifications on the Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework leading to Certificates, Diplomas and Bachelor’s degrees until such time as they are declared an institutional type contemplated in the Higher Education Act. These qualifications must be accredited by the Council on Higher Education and registered by the South African Qualifications Authority on the National Qualifications Framework.

30 September 2022 - NW2633

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Mileham, Mr K to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

With reference to one of the interventions announced by the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, in his Energy Response Plan, which is the assistance that would be given to 80 projects that represent over 6 000MW of new generation capacity, to obtain the remaining approvals as quickly as possible, (a) what number of the projects have been assisted to obtain the requisite approvals to date and (b) by what date is the Government expecting to have all the 80 projects approved?

Reply:

The 80 projects being referred to are developed by private parties and the DMRE has no visibility on the progress. Since the lifting of the licensing threshold, many people seem to be developing energy projects and have no obligation to apprise the department. NERSA has registered projects totalling 688 MW to date.

30 September 2022 - NW2619

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

In view of the recent spate of mass shootings at taverns across the country, a mass shooting being defined as three or more people being shot in the same incident, what are the relevant details of the number (a) mass shootings at taverns, (b) persons murdered in the specified mass shooting and (c) persons injured in the shootings (i) in the period (aa) 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020 and (bb) 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021?

Reply:

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30 September 2022 - NW2749

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

How often does her department audit the occupancy of the houses allocated to sessional workers at the parliamentary villages; (2) what is the period of occupation for sessional workers; (3) whether she is aware of the allegations that sessional workers are not residing in their allocated houses, but are renting them out instead; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether her Department intends to do a full audit to confirm that houses allocated to Members, staff and sessional workers are primarily occupied by the individuals to whom they have been allocated; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1) The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure has informed me that it conducts an annual occupancy audit of the Parliamentary Villages, usually after all Client Departments have confirmed their Sessional Officials for the Parliamentary year.

(2) Sessional Officials are designated as Sessional for one Parliamentary year at a time.

(3) No, the Department informed me that it is not aware of such allegations, as no specific allegations have been brought to the Department’s attention. However, details of such allegations would be appreciated to ensure that they are investigated accordingly.

(4) The Department commenced the annual occupancy audit in mid-August 2022, and the process is expected to take three (3) months to complete. The biggest challenge experienced thus far is that tenants are not always in Cape Town all the time and that the exercise is completed primarily after hours as the primary tenant needs to confirm the occupant declared. There is the Parliamentary Programme, which also determines the Members’ availability at the residence.

 

30 September 2022 - NW2626

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

(1)(a) On what date did the practical studies on (i) the new university of science and innovation in Ekurhuleni and (ii) the new crime detection university in Hammanskraal commence and (b) what is the timeline for completion of the studies; (2) whether the universities will be classified as university colleges or full universities; if so, what (a)(i) is the reason for the classification in each case and (ii) are the further relevant details and (b) is the estimated cost to establish the universities?

Reply:

1. The process of establishing the two new higher education institutions commenced in April 2021 with the appointment of a Project Steering Committee constituted by stakeholder representatives from various organisations and sectors.

The two feasibility studies are expected to be completed and submitted to the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation by 31 October 2022.

2. The classification of these two new higher education institutions as university colleges or universities will only be known once the feasibility studies have been completed.

30 September 2022 - NW540

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister in the Presidency

​What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) year of manufacture, (d) price and (e) purchase date of each vehicle purchased for use by (i) him and (ii) the Deputy Minister since 29 May 2019? NW606E

Reply:

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30 September 2022 - NW2824

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

(1)With reference to the service provider who was appointed by the Independent Development Trust (IDT) in 2017 to assist in driving the Organisational Development (OD) process, for which the service provider was contracted for around R4,2 million for the entire OD job, with payments to be staggered according to the project progress milestones, and in view of the fact that the appointment of the service provider was found by the Internal Audit report and the Interim Board in 2018 to be highly irregular as the service provider hurriedly left the OD job incomplete, but was paid the full contract amount, what are details of the findings of the Internal Audit Unit into the procurement of the OD service provider, in view of the fact that the IDT has again advertised an OD tender with exactly the same terms of reference as the one in question, who was found to be responsible for the irregular payment of the OD service provider; (2) whether consequence management action was meted out to the specified person in terms of Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what (a) is the reason that the IDT is advertising another OD tender with the same TORs as the previous one, (b) is this new OD tender intending to do that was not covered in the previous OD and (c) number of IDT officials were targeted for retrenchment in terms of the previous incomplete OD process; (4) whether all of the officials were retrenched as planned; if not, (a) why not and (b) how does this impact on the officials who were already retrenched; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) was there any litigation action filed against the IDT, challenging the OD-related retrenchment; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the latest relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1) The Independent Development Trust (IDT) informed me that its Internal Audit did an audit on the Supply Chain Management process regarding this appointment; however, it was not substantive. There was no one found responsible. The report identified general weaknesses in the Supply Chain Management Processes.

(2) No consequences management was recommended, as no one was held liable. The report was inconclusive, and the Board at the time only noted the report and did not recommend any further action.

(3) The IDT advertised another tender, but it was withdrawn because the reconfiguration process needed to be approved first by Cabinet.

b) The reconfiguration process will result in a different organisational redesign, which will be dealt with once Cabinet approves.

c) 50 Officials were retrenched as an outcome of the then OD process.

(4)

a) All employees who participated in the Voluntary Severance Process were retrenched.

b) There is no discernible impact on the officials who left.

5. Yes, there is one case at Labour Court. IDT defended the matter and is awaiting court judgement.

30 September 2022 - NW2518

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Boshoff, Dr WJ to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

(1) (a) What (i) total number of employees of his department are currently working from home, (ii) number of such employees have special permission to work from home and (iii) are the reasons for granting such special permission and (b) on what date will such workers return to their respective offices; (2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. (a) (i) A total of (7) employees in DMRE are currently working from home;

(ii) These 7 employees have special permission to work from home; and

(iii) One employee has an injury, while two were pregnant ladies with a comorbidity who are currently on maternity leave and other four officials are sick: and

(b) The injured employee is expected to return to the office on 19 September 2022 while the ladies who are on maternity leave will come back respectively on 29 November 2022 and 02 January 2023.

(2) whether he will make a statement on the matter? Not necessary as such statistics are always available as and when required/requested.

29 September 2022 - NW3100

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Breedt, Ms T to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

With reference to the current Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) pandemic, what are the reasons for the large Disease Management Areas (DMAs) declared in the Free State, while the DMAs in provinces such as Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga, where the FMD outbreak has not been brought under control yet, are still relatively small; (2) what are the reasons that (a) the restriction on the movement of cattle have been extended to include sheep and goats and (b) pigs have not been included in the restriction; (3) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. The boundaries of all Disease Management Areas (DMAs) for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) were determined using a risk-based approach taking into account evidence of recent spread, in an effort to limit the negative effects of the disease as much as possible.

(2)(a) Cattle were mostly affected in the recent outbreaks and the movement of live cattle clearly poses the highest risk. The initial movement ban was thus limited to cattle in order to limit the negative effects on other sectors of the livestock industry. Since sheep were involved in some recent outbreaks, sheep and goats have now been included in the Gazette Notice of 8 September 2022.

(b) Pigs continue to be excluded in order to limit the economic impact on an industry that so far has not been affected by the outbreaks.

(3) No. The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development will continue to update everyone if there is new information.

29 September 2022 - NW2602

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

Whether her department has taken any action to support persons living on farms who are not working on the farms they live on to supply them with electricity and/or provide them with alternative energy arrangements to ensure that they are able to do basic cooking; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Yes. DALRRD has approved subsidies of R58,588 million in the financial year 2021/2022 in terms of section 4 of the Extension of Security of Tenure Act, 2018 (Act No. 2 of 2018) ESTA and sections 26 and 27 of the Labour Tenants Act, 1996 (Act No.3 of 1996) for installation of electricity as well as installation of solar panels. The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) is also providing mediation services and Legal Aid South Africa provides legal representation under the Land Rights Management Facility to farm dwellers in circumstances where landowners are refusing to consent to the Municipality and or Eskom to provide electricity.

Furthermore, the courts have ordered that it is the responsibility of Local Government through municipalities to provide all basic services to the people living, staying and working on the farms.

29 September 2022 - NW2481

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Breedt, Ms T to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

(a) What (i) total number of employees of her department are currently working from home, (ii) number of such employees have special permission to work from home and (iii) are the reasons for granting such special permission and (b) on what date will such workers return to their respective offices; whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. (a)(i) None. On the announcement by the Minister in the Presidency on 23 June 2022 the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) issued a Departmental Circular reiterating the aspect of 100% return to work was announced. All personnel inclusive of personnel with comorbidities had to return to work with a 100% of the workforce back at their workstations. As of 23 June 2022, all comorbidities related to Covid-19 were/will be managed in accordance with the “Determination and directive on leave of absence in the public service”: issued in August 2021.

(ii) Falls away.

(iii) Falls away.

(b) Falls away.

(2) No.

29 September 2022 - NW3402

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Herron, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether, considering the July 2016 Constitutional Court judgment relating to new order claims which found the Amendment to the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act, Act 15 of 2014, unlawful, many land claims made in the period 1 July 2014 to 31 July 2016 were declared validly lodged, but interdicted from processing and finalising, and noting that all claims made within the specified period have now fallen in the unresolved category, and given that after the ruling, no new claims have been lodged and/or processed, with her department being unable to provide clarity and/or time frames as to when it will address the legitimate land claims, any progress has been made in drafting new legislation in accordance with the July 2016 Constitutional Court judgment, so that all legitimate land claims can be resolved; if not, (a) why not and (b) how does she intend to resolve the long outstanding issue; if so, at what stage is the Bill; (2) (a) what total number of claims have been received in the period that are now classified as unresolved and (b) by what date does the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights envisage to re-open the claims?

Reply:

1. (a)(b) A Private Members Bill was introduced by the African National Congress on 16 August 2017 during the Fifth Parliament and lapsed when Parliament rose at the end of their term. The Commission on Restitution of Land Rights (the Commission) is currently dealing with old order claims lodged before 31 December 1998 and is not in a position to process new claims as there is no legislation nor budget allocated to do so. The Commission reports to the Land Claims Court every six months on progress of outstanding Old order claims in line with LAMOSA 2 order, the last report was submitted on 30 June 2022.

2. (a) 163 383 new order claims

(b) When Parliament enacts new legislation to allow the processing of these New Order claims or the Commission settles all the outstanding old order claims lodged by 1998 as ordered by the LAMOSA Constitution Court judgment in 2018.

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29 September 2022 - NW2513

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Hendricks, Mr MGE to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether Botswana and Namibia have closed their borders to imports of certain fruits from the Republic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (2) whether the action by the two countries is a unilateral act against the trade agreement with the Republic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether she will intervene on the matter; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the details of the steps she intends to take in this regard?

Reply:

1. Yes, the Department received reports from the industry and official media releases that Botswana and Namibia are imposing import restrictions (border closures) as an instrument to protect domestic producers from import competition. These border closures impact largely on the vegetable products exported by South Africa to these countries. The Department is working with the industry and the Departments of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) (lead department) and International Relations & Cooperation to address this challenge.

(2) Yes, border closures are being imposed as a unilateral act. Botswana and Namibia claim the measure is provided for in the South African Cultural Union (SACU) Agreement.

(3) Yes, The Minister received a submission from the industry regarding the challenges of persistent border closures in Botswana and Namibia. She will be engaging with the industry on the matter before addressing it with her counterparts in the two countries. Furthermore, the Department is working with the DTIC, National Treasury, South African Revenue Service (SARS) and International Administration Commission (ITAC) to investigate a permanent long-term solution to all trade challenges in the SACU. The Agricultural Trade Industry is regularly consulted and engaged through the Agricultural Trade Forum (ATF).

29 September 2022 - NW3254

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

With reference to her reply to question 2206 on 21 June 2022, what (a) progress has been made to date to finalise the settlement of the Lower Zingcuka land claim and (b) is the anticipated date of settlement?

Reply:

a) Verification for Lower Ngqumeya and Lower Zingcuka has been finalized. The Claimant Committee is to adopt final verification lists by 30 September 2022

b) Phase 1 of claim consisting of Lower Ngqumeya and Lower Zingcuka is projected to be settled in Quarter 3 of 2022/23 Financial Year, on condition that the Commission receives full co-operation from the community.

29 September 2022 - NW2899

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Ceza, Mr K to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

With reference to the land claim of the Hoxani Traditional Community of Phabheni, reference number: No. KRP912, what has hindered her department from completing the claim within the envisaged financial year?

Reply:

The Commission on Restitution of Land Rights does not have a record of a land claim lodged by Hoxani Traditional Council nor a record of claim with reference number KRP 912.

28 September 2022 - NW2999

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

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

Reply:

a) The Department of Home Affairs has in the past five years developed five policy papers, namely:

  • The 2017 White Paper on International Migration,
  • The White Paper on Repositioning DHA,
  • The Official Identity Management Policy,
  • The One-Stop Border Post Policy as well as the
  • White Paper on Marriages in South Africa.

These policies are available on the departmental website – www.dha.gov.za

b) The South African Constitution makes it pertinent that in any form of decision-making, public participation must be conducted in order for such decision or policy to pass the test of legality and rationality.

The Constitution makes provision for public involvement in law-making, oversight and other processes of Parliament. South Africa’s democratic system not only provides for citizens to elect their representatives, but also allows citizens to have a say in matters that affect them.

The Department has held consultations with different structures outside government. In this regard, the department held consultations with various stakeholders including non-governmental organisations, academics, private sector, religious groupings, traditional leaders and members of the public. Further, the National Economic Development and labour Council (NEDLAC) was engaged on policies that have an impact on the economy such as the One-Stop Border Post Policy.

 

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28 September 2022 - NW2982

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

Regarding his department requesting information about Theatre and Dance Policy Consultative Conference that was scheduled on 2 to 3 September 2022, what has he found to be the reason that a certain person (name) furnished publicized inaccurate information on social media about who the presenter of the conference will be since it is clear from the latest poster that the conference is an event of his department not an event of the specified person’s organisation; 2. what is the reason that his department put its poster so late and only after the specified person had been exposed for publicizing information?

Reply:

  1. The relationship with the specified person is that of a service provider who has been appointed to project manage the process of the development of the Theatre & Dance Policy. The DSAC cannot comment further on why he may or may not have lied as posed in your question.

28 September 2022 - NW2793

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McGluwa, Mr JJ to ask the Minister of Health

What resources are available within his department to protect whistle blowers?

Reply:

No, there is no dedicated resources allocated to Whistle-blowers protection programme in the Department of Health.

Nevertheless, the Department rely on the measures that are in place for the protection of whistle blowers in government at large, the first being based on the existing measures dependent on the Department’s relationship with the South African Police Services (SAPS).

Secondly, the department in collaboration with the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), has approved concept by UNODC to develop and establish a whistle blowing protection and risk assessment and mitigation in the procurement system within the health sector which is due to be launched soon, details will be provided upon finalisation of the concepts by the department of Health.

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28 September 2022 - NW3162

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1)Whether, with reference to the congress of the SA Football Association (SAFA), there is any litigation as at the latest date and/or envisaged in order to stop the congress; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what is SAFA doing about mediation in respect of the issues to stop any pending or envisaged court action. (2) (a) what amount has been budgeted for the elective congress, (b) who will be presiding at the elective congress and (c) who are the members running for election? NW3874E

Reply:

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has in their response indicated that they are unable to respond to this question as they state it may result in third party interference which they indicate is forbidden by FIFA and has dire consequences to the National Federation. See attached letter received from SAFA in this regard.

28 September 2022 - NW2983

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With regards to his department requesting information about Theatre and Dance Policy Conference scheduled to take place on 2 to 3 September 2022, which is presented in partnership with The Market Theatre Foundation, a cultural entity to his department against whom Mr. T W Mhlongo invoked and won in 2018 a Protected Disclosures Act, Act 26 of 2000, case in which he exposed corruption in the governance of its council, what role is The Market Theatre Foundation playing in this conference beyond being a service provider for the conference?

Reply:

There was no other role played by Market Theatre Foundation other than providing a venue for the said policy conference.

28 September 2022 - NW2861

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Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Health

What (a) total number (i) of adverse effects caused by COVID-19 vaccines have been reported to the Government, (ii) of those have been investigated and (iii) have been found to be related to the specified vaccine and (b) has been the response of Government in instances where adverse effects caused by COVID-19 vaccines have been reported?

Reply:

An adverse event (not effect) following immunisation (AEFI) is any untoward medical occurrence which follows immunisation and which does not necessarily have a causal relationship with the usage of the vaccine. The adverse event may be any unfavourable or unintended physical sign, abnormal laboratory finding, symptom or disease.

i) From 17 May 2021 to the 8 August 2022 a total number of 6561 AEFIs (total minor and severe) following the use of either the Pfizer (Comirnaty) or J&J (COVID-19 vaccine Janssen) were reported to the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA).

ii) Only severe and serious AEFIs are investigated. A total of 2771 clinical investigations are either concluded or under way.

iii) Following investigation, the case files are sent to the National Immunisation Safety Expert Committee (NISEC) for assessment.  For assessments completed up to the 2 September 2022:

  • 81 AEFIs have been linked to the use of a COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer 52 and J&J 29)
  • these events include immunisation stress related reactions (fear of vaccination) and vaccine product related reaction or were related to the immunisation programme

The causality assessment outcomes are shared with the provincial health departments to provide feedback to the vaccine injured parties, regardless of the outcome.

The purpose of causality assessment is to ensure that high levels of vaccine confidence are maintained in the immunisation programme, and it is therefore essential to identify if an AEFI was causally linked to the use of the vaccine or whether the AEFI was coincidental to vaccination.

Accurate communication about AEFI is essential to prevent misinformation circulating in the community.

END.

28 September 2022 - NW2839

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Tourism

What total amount of tourism revenue has been lost to date due to Durban beaches being closed due to bad sewerage spills and E. coli contamination?

Reply:

The management of Durban Beaches is the responsibility of the eThekwini Municipality as the relevant Local Authority. In the event that the Honourable member wishes to obtain information on such matters, it would only be prudent for the member to directly engage with the relevant Local Authority.

 

28 September 2022 - NW3211

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

(1) (a) How has his department prepared for the Netball World Cup in 2023 that will be hosted by the Republic in 2023 and (b) what are the financial implications of the plans and preparations for his department. (2) whether his department has offered any (a) financial and/or (b) other assistance to Team South Africa; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details. (3) whether there are any measures in place to encourage sports tourism leading up to the event; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details. (4) what steps is his department taking to promote local cultural events for an international audience. (5) whether his department has any partnerships with the Department of Tourism to promote local cultural events for international audiences and tourism; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) (a) There is significant progress being made regarding the preparations. The following is progress on key delivery areas.

  1. The venue and seating layout plans have been finalized.
  2. Training venues have been identified
  3. Accommodation plans for teams have been finalized
  4. Accreditation and security plans are progressing well with the assistance of State Security Agency and SAPS.
  5. The Travel agency has been appointed.
  6. Transport plans for teams will be finalized once the announcement has been made of qualified teams that will participate in the Netball World Cup 2023.
  7. A Marketing agency has been appointed and is finalizing the following plans:
    1. A. International
    2. B. Domestic and
    3. C. Public Relations plans
  8. The official ball has been revealed and named (Kganya).
  9. Official Mascot (Letsatsi) was launched at the Africa Regional Qualifiers in Pretoria.
  10. The Timing, Scoring and Result system has been procured and evaluated including the umpire alert system.
  11. The title and first tier sponsors have been secured.
  12. First phase of ticket sales will go on sale at the end of October 2022 which will be the hospitality and tour packages.
  13. The draw will take place in November 2022 after the conclusion of Regional Qualifiers.
  14. On the 25 May 2023 we will receive the Trophy in KZN and begin the trophy tour in all Provinces.

(1) (b) The following are the financial implications of plans and preparations

Projected income:

  1. R196,673,798 which is made up of Public Funding, Sponsorship, Ticketing, Broadcast, Merchandising, Accommodation and Other Income.
  2. Projected Expenditure:
  3. R189,867,110 which is made up of Business Operations, Tournament Operations, Workforce costs, Legacy costs and Hosting Fees to World Netball.

Profit / Deficit:

(i) Currently NWC23 projects a profit of R7,414,017 against an original deficit budget of (R30,245,756)

2)(a) Yes, the Department is offering financial assistance to Netball South Africa. As part of the annual grant Netball Ball identifies areas that require support. (b) As part of growing netball and making the national team competitive the Department is implementing the legacy programme. Key element of the legacy programme is the roll-out of the netball courts in schools.

(3) Various netball specific and sport specific events are being used to promote the 2023 Netball World Cup. These include but are not limited to the Quad series which involves Australia, England, and New Zealand to encourage sports tourism which will be held in Cape Town. The Spar Diamond challenge which will be held in Durban involving Scotland and Zimbabwe will also be used to promote Sport Tourism.

The Trophy tour will take place in all provinces therefore generating domestic interest and domestic tourism. The broadcasting plan involves a thirty second tourism video, which will be played at the beginning of each live broadcast at various build up competitions. There is strong collaboration with Tourism South Africa to effectively encourage sports tourism.

The broadcast partners have committed to give the Host City / Country a sixty second video at the start of each match during the World Cup2023 which will be broadcasted to the global audience to promote tourism to the country beyond the World Cup.

(4). A sustainability village will be set up by South African Tourism at the venue which will promote local crafters. Cultural performances will be included throughout the event commencing with the showcasing of South African Arts Culture during the Opening and the Closing ceremonies. The Western Cape Province has also translated the Netball Rule book to IsiXhosa. This contributes to social inclusion, promotes indigenous language and access to the sport in the first language.

(5) The Department of Tourism is one of the Departments that are part of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on NWC2023 as approved by Cabinet. The Department of Tourism through Tourism SA are key in amplifying and promoting the World Cup in all missions abroad. South African Tourism will assist the appointed ticketing agency with the promotion and marketing of travel packages for the NWC 2023 and quality assure the packages for teams and visitors.

28 September 2022 - NW3094

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

Considering that the Information Regulator has issued summons to the SA Police Service (SAPS) regarding details relating to the alleged release of personal information of the Krugersdorp rape victims by SAPS, what (a) protocol are in place for the safe keeping of victims personal information, (b) are the (i) tools used to capture data on crime scenes and (ii) detailed overview of how the data capturing tools are safeguard and (c) are the various penalties that SAPS have implemented for breaching information protocols related to the Protection of Personal Information Act, Act 4 of 2013 ?

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28 September 2022 - NW3156

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the SA Police Service (SAPS) paid for an/or continues to pay for any legal assistance to any of the SAPS members who are implicated in the CAS 988/06/2017 opened at the Hillbrow Police Station; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

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28 September 2022 - NW3232

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Ceza, Mr K to ask the Minister of Police

On what date will he appoint a station commander on full-time basis in the Amangwe traditional community and Estcourt in KwaZulu-Natal?

Reply:

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28 September 2022 - NW2766

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Winkler, Ms HS to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) What plans has his department put in place in order to combat fraudulent South African passports, (b) what are the (i) deadlines, (ii) timelines, (iii) time frames and (iv) milestones in this regard, (c) what number of fraudulent passports have been identified in the (aa) past three financial years and (bb) since 1 January 2022, (d) how were the fraudulent passports identified in each case and (e) what number of charges were laid in each case?

Reply:

(a) & (b),(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)

The Honourable Member is referred to the Statement made by Minister on 11th August 2022 in this respect, wherein Minister announced the first of three steps to be taken by the Department to secure the integrity of the South African passport, and make it foolproof against fraudulent acquisition. The Department thus has plans in place to combat fraudulent passports by intensifying the security measures in the South African passport and these plans will be implemented in phases. The following measures have been implemented:

  • A passport can only be collected strictly from office where it was applied for, whereas previously you could collect from any office in the country.
  • Only the person who applied for that passport can come and collect it by activating it through a fingerprint.
  • For minor children, their parents or guardians who helped them to apply for that passport will be the only ones allowed to come and collect it and activate using their own fingerprints.
  • The Director-General of the Department of Home Affairs has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Interpol on 29 July 2022 on reporting lost and stolen passports.
  • South Africa is a signatory to the Convention on International Civil Aviation Origination (ICAO) and is subjected to regular audits including on how it handles including on lost and stolen passports.
  • The Department has also revised its Standard Operating Procedures, Manuals and Policies regarding lost and stolen passports, and these are being implemented.

Further measures are also underway at our Government Printing Works facility to continue to secure our passports. The Department will make a determination and will make further announcements on the implementation of the further plans to be implemented in due course, when the ABIS programme has been completed.

(c)(aa) In the past three financial years, 500 passports were identified as fraudulent. Each time an investigation uncovered a fraudulently issued passport, they were referred for blocking of the passport numbers on the National Population Register so that the holders thereof cannot be able to use them. These were also referred for V-listing on the Movement Control System, which means that should the holders thereof attempt to use them at a Port of Entry, an Immigration Officer will be alerted.

(c)(bb) Since January 2022, 185 passports were investigated and the passport numbers were blocked on the National Population Register and also placed on the Movement Control Systems’ V-Stoplist.

(d) Whistle-blowers reported allegations pertaining to fraudulent passports. The Department then conducted investigations on those allegations and also profiled the User IDs of the implicated officials which uncovered that more passports were issued fraudulently.

(e) Twelve (12) officials were charged with misconduct with eight (8) dismissals and the remainder are still pending disciplinary hearings. The officials and members of the public involved have also been charged criminally for fraud, corruption, money laundering, racketeering and contravention of the Immigration Act with the cases still pending in court.

END

28 September 2022 - NW3119

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1).Whether his department funded the indoor heating pool project at the Retreat Swimming Pool in Cape Town; if not, who did; if so, on what date (a) did the specified project start and (b) was it completed. (2). what (a) was the initial project scope and Memorandum of Understanding between Aquatics Swimming Clubs and Swimming South Africa and (b) is the reason that the indoor heating swimming pool is still operating with cold water. (3). what planning and budget are being considered to ensure that the new indoor swimming pool complies with competition and/or gala standards. (4). what are the reasons that the (a) showers are not accessible to swimmers, (b) cloakrooms are used for storage space and (c) steel seating structures in the cloakrooms are not covered with wood and/or plastic material. (5). what are the reasons that the complaints which were submitted to the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee have not been attended to?

Reply:

The provision and maintenance of Sport and recreation facilities is the constitutional responsibility of Local Government through the Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) and the Metropolitan Municipalities through the Urban Settlement Development Grant (USDG).

My department is in contact with the Provincial Department and the City of Cape Town to get more details in terms of the project.

28 September 2022 - NW3165

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George, Dr DT to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether the National Treasury is involved in the administration of the Makana Local Municipality; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of the involvement of the National Treasury?

Reply:

Yes. The Minister of Finance is responsible for administering the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) in all the 257 municipalities in the country. The National Treasury in collaboration with the Eastern Cape Provincial Treasury continue to perform the monitoring and oversight role to Makana Local Municipality in terms of the MFMA.

In addition, the municipality is currently placed under intervention in terms of Section 139 (1) and (5) of the Constitution because of a crisis in its financial and service delivery affairs. This is a mandatory intervention by the Eastern Cape Provincial Executive; however, the Municipal Finance Recovery Services unit in the National Treasury has drafted the Financial Recovery Plan for this intervention as is required in all mandatory interventions.

The financial recovery plan was prepared in July 2021 and handed to the municipality for implementation. The recovery plan is monitored by the National Treasury and the Eastern Cape Provincial Treasury.

28 September 2022 - NW2747

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Health

(1)Whether, with regard to South African medical students studying outside the Republic, he will furnish Ms H Ismail with details of what total number of such students (a) are currently studying and/or (b) have completed their studies outside of the Republic; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the relevant details, including the (i) gender of the specified students and (ii) countries in which they studied in each case; (2) (a) what total number of South African medical students who have studied outside the Republic have been allocated to serve their community service duties in the past seven years and (b) to which hospitals have they been allocated to complete their community service; (3) what (a) total number of community service positions are reserved for female and male doctors and (b) are the requirements for each job reservation for female and male doctors

Reply:

1. (a) The only data available records for South African medical students studying outside the Republic is limited to those students studying under government to government agreements

(b) The completed and eligible data of recorded South African medical students studying outside the Republic are provided in 2 below (i) with gender per specified students .

(2) The data as recorded in the Internship and Community Service Program (ICSP) online System, is available from 2018 and the data can therefore be provided for the past five (5) years:

a)  total number of South African medical students who have studied outside the Republic have been allocated to serve their community service duties in the past five (5) years is 323

Year

Citizen

Gender

Total

2018

 

Male

1

 

SA

Female

39

 

 

Male

20

 

Grand Total

 

60

       
 

Citizen

Gender

Total

 

SA

Female

35

Year

 

Male

26

2019

Grand Total

 

61

       
 

Citizenship

Gender

Total

 

SA

Female

4

 

 

Male

16

 

Grand Total

 

20

Year

     

2020

Citizenship

Gender

Total

 

SA

Female

25

 

 

Male

28

 

Grand Total

 

53

Year

     

2021

Citizenship

Gender

Total

 

SA

Female

62

 

 

Male

47

 

Grand Total

 

109

       

b) The following table reflects the details in this regard.

Medical Community Service Studied Abroad Allocations past 5 years per facility

Facility names

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

Grand Total

 

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

 

ec Humansdorp Hospital

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

4

ec Khotsong TB Hospital

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

ec Laetitia Bam CHC

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

ec Madwaleni Hospital

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

ec Mhlakulo CHC

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

ec Mjanyana Hospital

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

ec Sipetu Hospital

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

ec Victoria Hospital

 

2

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

3

fs Boitumelo Hospital

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

fs Diamond (Diamant) Hospital

 

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

fs Dr JS Moroka Hospital

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

2

fs Elizabeth Ross Hospital

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

2

fs Embekweni Hospital

 

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

fs Fezi Ngumbentombi Hospital

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

fs Itemoheng Hospital

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

fs Katleho Hospital

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

fs PAX CHC

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

fs Phuthuloha Hospital

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

fs Senorita Ntlabathi Hospital

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

fs Winburg Hospital

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

gp Bronkhorstspruit Hospital

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

gp Charlotte Maxeke Hospital

2

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

gp Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

3

gp City of Johannesburg District Office

2

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

gp Edenvale Hospital

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

Medical Community Service Studied Abroad Allocations past 5 years per facility

Facility names

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

Grand Total

 

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

 

gp Far East Rand Hospital

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

gp Helen Joseph Hospital

2

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

3

gp Mamelodi Hospital

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

gp Sebokeng Hospital

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

gp Sedibeng District Office

2

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

gp South Rand Hospital

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

gp Tembisa Hospital

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

2

gp West Rand District Office

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

kz Church of Scotland Hospital

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

kz East/Boom CHC

1

 

1

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

4

kz Hlabisa Hospital

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

kz Hlengisizwe CHC

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

kz Inanda C CHC

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

kz Ladysmith Hospital

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

kz Madadeni Hospital

1

1

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

4

kz Ndwedwe CHC

1

 

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

3

kz Phoenix CHC

 

2

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

kz Pholela CHC

 

1

 

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

3

kz Pomeroy CHC

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

kz St Chads CHC

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

kz St Mary's Hospital (Mariannhill)

1

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

lp Dr CN Phatudi Hospital

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

lp Mankweng Hospital

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

lp Pietersburg Hospital

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

lp Tshilidzini Hospital

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Medical Community Service Studied Abroad Allocations past 5 years per facility

Facility names

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

Grand Total

 

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

 

mp Bethal Hospital

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

mp Elsie Ballot Hospital

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

mp Evander Hospital

2

1

1

 

 

 

6

1

 

1

12

mp Lydenburg Hospital

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

mp Matikwana Hospital

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

mp Middelburg Hospital

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

mp Piet Retief Hospital

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

4

mp Rob Ferreira Hospital

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

mp Shongwe Hospital

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

mp Standerton Hospital

2

 

 

 

 

 

2

1

1

 

6

mp Tonga Hospital

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

3

mp Witbank Hospital

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

nc Dr Harry Surtie Hospital

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

nc Port Nolloth CHC

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

nc Postmasburg Hospital

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

nw Joe Morolong Memorial Hospital

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

1

4

nw Kgetlengrivier sub-District Office

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

nw Klerksdorp-Tshepong Tertiary Hospital

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

nw Koster Hospital

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

nw Moses Kotane Hospital

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

nw Moses Kotane sub-District Office

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

nw Potchefstroom Hospital

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

nw Rustenburg sub-District Office

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

4

wc Alexandra Hospital

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

wc Citrusdal Hospital

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Medical Community Service Studied Abroad Allocations past 5 years per facility

Facility names

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

Grand Total

 

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

 

wc Eerste River Hospital

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

wc False Bay Hospital

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

wc George Hospital

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

wc Helderberg Hospital

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

3

wc Mowbray Maternity Hospital

1

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

3

wc Paarl Hospital

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

4

wc SAMHS 2 Military Hospital

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

wc Stellenbosch Hospital

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

wc Swartland Hospital

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

wc Victoria Hospital

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

wc Worcester CDC

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

wc Worcester Hospital

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

nw Witrand Psychiatric Hospital

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

kz Newtown A CHC

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

nw Ganyesa Hospital

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

2

kz St Margaret's TB MDR Hospital

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

kz Mahatma Gandhi Hospital

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

lp Philadelphia Hospital

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

2

kz St Andrew's Hospital

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

kz SAMHS AFB Durban Military Medical Clinic

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

nw Itsoseng CHC

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

fs Mofumahadi Manapo Mopeli Hospital

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

3

nc Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

3

fs SAMHS Bloemfontein Military Medical Clinic

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

gp Dr George Mukhari Hospital

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Medical Community Service Studied Abroad Allocations past 5 years per facility

Facility names

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

Grand Total

 

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

 

kz King Dinuzulu Hospital

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

nc Northern Cape Province Placeholder

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

nw Tigane CHC

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

fs Mangaung District Office

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

nw Ganyesa CHC

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

kz Tongaat CHC

 

 

1

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

3

kz St Apollinaris Hospital

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

2

wc Caledon Hospital

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

fs Thabo Mofutsanyana District Office

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

wc Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

gp Tambo Memorial Hospital

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

kz Northdale Hospital

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

kz KwaZulu Natal Province Placeholder

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

nc SAMHS Midlands Sickbay

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

gp Ekurhuleni District Office

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

2

mp Carolina Hospital

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

nw Madibeng sub-District Office

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

kz Clairwood Hospital

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

fs Stoffel Coetzee Hospital

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

kz General Justice Gizenga Mpanza Hospital

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

kz Charles Johnson Memorial Hospital

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

2

 

4

kz Wentworth Hospital

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

kz Vryheid Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

kz Itshelejuba Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

fs Tokollo Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

1

3

Medical Community Service Studied Abroad Allocations past 5 years per facility

Facility names

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

Grand Total

 

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

 

nw SAMHS Potchefstroom Military Base Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

kz Appelsbosch Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

2

gp Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

nw Mahikeng Provincial Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

 

2

lp Kgapane Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

2

ec Amathole District Office

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

kz Catherine Booth Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

ec Canzibe Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

ec Tayler Bequest Hospital (Matatiele)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

kz Osindisweni Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

kz Dundee Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

gp City of Tshwane District Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

1

 

3

nc Springbok (Dr Van Niekerk) Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

2

nc SAMHS Lohatla Military Base Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

mp Ermelo Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

 

3

nc SAMHS Upington Sickbay

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

kz Umphumulo Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

2

kz Montebello Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

mp Barberton Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

1

3

mp Embhuleni Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

2

nw SAMHS Molopo Sickbay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

ec Willowmore Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

ec St Patrick's Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

gp Leratong Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

kz Untunjambili Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

Medical Community Service Studied Abroad Allocations past 5 years per facility

Facility names

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

Grand Total

 

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

 

nw Bophelong Psychiatric Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

mp Ehlanzeni District Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

fs Xhariep District Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

 

3

mp Matibidi Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

nw Job Shimankana Tabane Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

lp Letaba Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

kz uMgungundlovu District Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

kz GJ Crooke's Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

kz Harry Gwala District Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

kz Impilwenhle Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

fs Lejweleputswa District Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

nc SAMHS Kimberley Sickbay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

nw Ventersdorp Sub-District Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

lp SAMHS Ba-Phalaborwa Sickbay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

gp Steve Biko Academic Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

ec Wilhelm Stahl (Middelburg) Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

ec Tower Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

fs SAMHS Kroonstad Sickbay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

fs Botshabelo Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

kz Benedictine Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

ec St Elizabeth's Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

2

lp Seshego Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

ec Empilweni Gompo CHC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

gp Carletonville Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

nc John Taolo Gaetsewe District Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

Medical Community Service Studied Abroad Allocations past 5 years per facility

Facility names

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

Grand Total

 

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

 

wc Elsies River CHC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

wc Kraaifontein CHC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

wc Khayelitsha (Site B) CHC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

kz Rietvlei Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

wc Beaufort West Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

mp KwaMhlanga Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

ec Dora Nginza Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

ec Empilisweni Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

mp Themba Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

lp Malamulele Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

wc Breede Valley sub-District Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

lp Helene Franz Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

ec Bambisana Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

kz Nkandla Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

lp Siloam Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

ec Settlers Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

kz eThekwini District Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

kz Christ the King Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

gp Jubilee Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

gp Pholosong Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

Grand Total

67

48

26

32

4

16

37

29

43

21

323

(3) (a) The number of community service positions reserved for female and male doctors are 1 897;

(b) requirements for each job is complying with registration requirements to register as a community service doctor as set by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

END.

28 September 2022 - NW2782

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George, Dr DT to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether, with regard to his recent trip to Washington DC to meet the (a) International Monetary Fund and (b) World Bank, any loan requests were (i) made and (ii) granted; if not, why not; if so, (aa) what request(s) were made, (bb) what amount was granted and (cc) on what terms and conditions?

Reply:

No, there were no loan requests made or granted at the recent International Monetary Fund / World Bank Spring Meetings held in Washington DC. Loan requests are typically not discussed at the Spring Meetings.

28 September 2022 - NW2792

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McGluwa, Mr JJ to ask the Minister of Health

(1)Whether he has received any communication from the Office of the Premier of Gauteng, Mr D Makhura, pertaining to the case of Babita Deokoran which is under investigation; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether he has been informed of any disciplinary procedure pertaining to Babita Deokaran's investigation case; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The Minister received a briefing from the MEC of Health in Gauteng on issue pertaining Babita Deokoran, Thembisa Hospital and precautionary suspension of two senior officials related to the matter.

2. The Minister will await the outcome of the disciplinary process from the Provincial department

END.

28 September 2022 - NW2860

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Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Health

What total number of COVID-19 vaccines (a) have (i) been discarded and (ii) had their expiration date extended and/or adjusted further and (b) is the Republic still in the process of purchasing?

Reply:

a) (i) No doses that were stored at the vaccine distributors have expired.

(ii) There have been three shelf-life extensions of the Pfizer Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine. The shelf-life extensions were effective on the following dates, and the stock on hand at the vaccine distributors at the time of the extension is reflected below:

  • 1 October 2021 - three-month shelf-life extension. Stock on hand at the time of extension = 9,145,590 doses.
  • 14 December 2021 - three-month shelf-life extension. Stock on hand at the time of extension = 9,209,880 doses.
  • 12 May 2022 - three-month shelf-life extension. Stock on hand at the time of extension = 10,449,150 doses.

(b) The Republic is not in the process of purchasing more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

END.

28 September 2022 - NW2858

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Ceza, Mr K to ask the Minister of Health

(1)Whether payment was made for the 12 Community Healthcare Workers of Maredi and Madras who were put onto the Persal System and made to sign contracts for screening COVID-19; if not, (2) whether he has found that his department inadvertently misled the Public Protector when they committed to correcting the specified issue; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. Payment was made to 24 Community Health Workers in Mariti (16) and Madras (8).

2. In terms of the information received from Mpumalanga Department of Health, all Community Health Workers had received their stipend by the end of August 2022.

END.

28 September 2022 - NW3236

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Msane, Ms TP to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(What total number of Europeans in the Republic have (a) migrant statuses, (b) refugee statuses and (c) work permits?

Reply:

a) The Department does not maintain migration data disaggregated by nationality on other types of visa except in respect of critical skills, business and general work visa.

b) There are currently 26 European nationals with active section 24 permits (Refugee Status).

c) The total number of Europeans in the Republic with work visas is 2 770 with effect from 04 January 2016 (this is from the period when the Department introduced an Online Visa Adjudication System).

END

28 September 2022 - NW3163

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With regards to his department requesting information about the Theatre and Dance Policy Consultative Conference that was scheduled from 2 to 3 September 2022, what (a) number of submissions did his department receive in response to its call for submissions on the Draft National Theatre and Dance Policy document, (b) were the contents of the submissions that were received,(c) are the reasons that the submissions were not published by the department to ensure that the process was transparent,(d) number of persons and/or organizations that have been included and/or excluded from the conference, (e) are the reasons that the invitation was sent out to Mr. T W Mhlongo only at 19:21, and (f) are the reasons that invitations were not sent out by his department while it is now evident the conference is presented by his department?

Reply:

(a). 27 written submissions were received by the Department.

(b). Various submissions were received, some were just acknowledging and appreciating the invitation to be part of the policy development process. Whilst others were talking directly to policy focus areas such as education and training, research and information, 4th Industrial Revolution in Arts, funding, artists’ rights, social benefits, bursaries, networking, companies and career paths, awards, and recognition. These submissions are being consolidated into policy documents for ease reference.

(c). Submissions are currently being analysed, aligned, and consolidated into the final draft policy.

(d). Invitations were done through the Provincial Task Team members representing the sector. In addition, independent practitioners and institutions were invited from within different theatre and dance structures, including State theatre, Playhouse, Market theatre, PACOFS, Arts Cape, the Nelson Mandela Bay Theatre Complex, ASSITEJ, TADA, SAID, SADAF, SACCYF, CCIFSA

Over and above the specified structures, invitations were also issued to various role players across the value chain of the theatre and dance sector. A virtual link was also shared for a wider reach to ensure that all those who wish to participate, can. We are not aware of anyone, or any structures being deliberately excluded from the Policy Conference

(e). We are not aware of the invitation that was sent out to Mr TW Mhlongo at 19h21.

(f). A service provider was appointed to project manage the policy development process inclusive of the policy conference on behalf of the Department.

28 September 2022 - NW3231

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Ceza, Mr K to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1). Which recent measures have been taken in building quality recreational facilities which would cater for aspiring (a) karate, (b) judo and (c) boxing athletes in the Republic. (2). whether his department has set any time frames for the development of the specified facilities; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) (a), (b) and (c)

While provision of sport and recreation facilities are, in terms of Schedule 5B of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, a mandate of local government/ municipalities, the department has been able to ensure that such mandate is fulfilled through ring-fencing and allocation of a portion of 5% earmarked for sport facilities in the Municipal Infrastructure Grant. Through this ring-fenced Grant, department has among others allocated the following facilities that caters for karate, judo, and boxing:

28 September 2022 - NW2831

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Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister of Health

With reference to his reply to question 271 on 17 March 2022 in which he gave a breakdown of the number of nurse vacancies in the provinces with KwaZulu-Natal having the highest number of vacant posts for nurses, (a) what progress has been made to address the vacancies, (b)(i) how was the budget adjusted to employ more nurses in the provinces and (ii) what is the breakdown of how funds were shifted to provide for the budget adjustment and (c) what (i) is the total number of vacancies still vacant in each of the provinces respectively and (ii) measures were put in place to further decrease the numbers?

Reply:

According to the information received from the Kwazulu-Natal Provincial Department of Health-

a) There has been no further allocation towards compensation of employees (COE) for us to address actual vacancies of nurses in the Province, However, to ensure that there are minimal disruption of services, the Provincial Department has introduced several interventions to address the shortage of health workers in health facilities and this amongst others includes –

  • Increased hours of work for health workers those that are working part-time to full time and approved overtime for permanent serving staff,
  • Continues to engage with the Provincial Treasury for approval to fill posts in the current financial year
  • Appointed 671 community service professional nurses to underserved and rural areas
  • Redistribution of personnel to areas where the vacancy rate is higher to balance the equation, .

(b) (i) There were no budget adjustment instead the Department is experiencing further budget cuts.

(ii) As mentioned above on b(i), no budget adjustments were made.

(c) (i) The total number of nurses vacancies in KwaZulu-Natal is currently 6 435 details as per the table below:

SPECIFIED RANKS

TOTAL

Nursing Assistants

1011

Professional Nurses

3086

Staff Nurses

2338

Grand Total

6435

(ii) Measures put in place by the KwaZulu Natal Provincial Department of Health .

END.

28 September 2022 - NW3074

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts, and Culture

What (a) procedures were followed in the appointment of Bongani Tembe, who is currently working as both councillor and Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the KwaZulu Natal and Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestras and (b) is the policy provisions he relies on for the working for one entity while at the same time being contracted to another

Reply:

The recruitment policy or appointment of Mr Tembe by the orchestras is an internal matter of the boards of those orchestras.

These orchestras are not entities of the Department, so they do not report to us. The Honourable Member can contact the orchestras themselves for clarity on the matter.

28 September 2022 - NW2879

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Health

(1)With reference to investigations into deaths in all state mortuaries, in what total number of the deaths (a) in the (i) 2018-19, (ii) 2019-20, (iii) 2020-21 and (iv) 2021-22 financial years and (b) from 1 April 2022 up to the latest specified date for which information is available, the specified death occurred due to (aa) firearms, (bb) blunt objects and (cc) knives and/or other sharp objects; (2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

  1. The table indicates total number of deaths by Province 

Province  

(a)((i) 2018/19 

(a)((ii) 2019/20 

(a)((iii) 2021/22 

(a)((iv) 2022/23 

(a)01 April 2023 to date  

Eastern Cape 

outstanding 

outstanding 

outstanding 

outstanding 

outstanding 

Free State 

outstanding 

outstanding 

outstanding 

outstanding 

outstanding 

Gauteng 

17940  

18324 

16243 

20221 

9392 

KwaZulu- Natal 

outstanding 

outstanding 

outstanding 

outstanding 

outstanding 

Limpopo 

4658 

5008 

4406 

5416 

2439 

Mpumalanga 

4892 

4949 

4994 

5098 

2246 

Northern Cape 

outstanding 

outstanding 

outstanding 

outstanding 

outstanding 

Northwest 

1256 

1225 

1194 

1423 to date   

 

Western Cape 

5666 

5824 

5362 

5965 

2416 

 

Province  

(aa) Motor vehicle 

(bb) drownings 

Eastern Cape 

outstanding 

outstanding 

Free State 

outstanding 

outstanding 

Gauteng 

  602  

102 

KwaZulu- Natal 

outstanding 

outstanding 

Limpopo 

701 

45 

Mpumalanga 

10108 

1201 

Northern Cape 

outstanding 

outstanding 

Northwest 

2045 

318 

Western Cape 

  1. 917 
 

2. No.

END.

28 September 2022 - NW2862

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Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What are the reasons that medical students who were sent by his department to study in Russia are no longer receiving stipends, (b) on what date is it envisaged that the crisis will be resolved and (c) who has been held responsible for the negligence?

Reply:

The Provincial Departments of Health have provided the following information regarding the payment status of South African Citizen students who pursuing medical studies in Russia:

Name Provinces

Student sent to Russia

Yes/No

Stipends being paid

Yes/No

When will the crisis be solved

Who has been held accountable

Eastern Cape

No

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Free State

Yes

All active students in Russia are receiving stipends as authorization was given for the whole financial year 2022/23.

No crisis.

Not applicable

Gauteng

No

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

KwaZulu-Natal

No

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Limpopo

No

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Mpumalanga

Yes

229

32 of the 229 students not paid. Reason for delayed payments is due to the fact that these students have technical glitches with their banking details and they are already in Russia and the Province is exploring ways to process payments

Students were advised to open Digital banking accounts through e.g. Tymes bank in order to be able to send the bank confirmation letter for payment through BAS(Basic Accounting System). Once bank confirmations are received, the stipends will be paid accordingly for the 32 students.

No one as the challenge was not caused by employees.

Northern Cape

No

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

North West

No

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Western Cape

No

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

END.

28 September 2022 - NW3016

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

(1). whether his department, in collaboration with the SA Police Service has conducted a full investigation into the events surrounding the death of Mr. Simiso Buthelezi after a boxing match in Durban on 5Jjune 2022; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2). whether (a)the Boxing South Africa Board and/or (b) his department will introduce additional safety regulations for boxing in relation to the events surrounding the specified person’s death; if not, why not; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

1. Yes, the board instructed the Medical Advisory Committee of Boxing South Africa (MABBSA) to conduct the full investigation in this matter. The investigation is led by Dr Selepe who is the Chairperson of Boxing South Africa Medical Advisory Committee.

The committee has released a draft report which is yet to be discussed with the family and then be shared with oversight committees. There is a current police inquest being led by the Greyville Police Station and that process is currently ongoing.

Boxing South Africa is the regulator of safety standards in boxing. As the Minister, I will await the current investigation and recommendations thereof. Thereafter, I will in consultation with BSA determine if there is a need to update the existing safety protocols. While the death of an athlete may suggest that there is such a need, the technicalities of the required changes will be advanced by Boxing South Africa.

28 September 2022 - NW3212

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

(2) whether (a) his department and (b) the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee have given the medalists bonuses; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (2) whether (a) his department and (b) the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee have given the medalists bonuses; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. My department and the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) have long committed that as a norm medallist at major multi-coded international events shall be awarded and given prize money as incentives. The date for ceremony to present the Awards and Prize money to Commonwealth Games Medallists is yet to be determined.

We trying to finalise a common date that will suite everyone involved to award the Commonwealth Games Medallists their dues.

28 September 2022 - NW3018

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Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether the heightened focus on immigration management by his department reflects the development, security and fulfilment of the department’s international obligations in accordance with its formal mandate; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) how and (b) what benefits does the practice offer South African citizens?

Reply:

a) The mandate of the Department of Home Affairs is to manage international migration. In discharging its mandate, the Department of Home Affairs ensures compliance with South Africa’s international obligations as they relate to migrants and their rights. This includes the United Nations 1951 Convention and the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) Convention of 1969. In addition, South Africa is a signatory to the United Nations Protocol against Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air; the United Nations Protocol against Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children; and the relevant Convention on International Civil Aviation regulating international travel.

Furthermore, the Global Compact for Migration requires that international migration should be safe, orderly and regular. Therefore, South Africa is duty bound to address irregular migration, as the Immigration Act already provides legal pathways through a number of Visas which migrants can apply for, enter and reside in South Africa. Enforcement against irregular migration is therefore not unique to South Africa, but an international practice of sovereign States.

In providing for the regulation of admission of foreigners to and their residence in the Republic of South Africa, the Immigration Act, 2002 (Act No 13 of 2002), inter alia, aims to promote economic growth through the employment of needed foreign labour which does not adversely impact on existing labour standards, rights and expectations of South African workers.

b) Adherence to the legislative prescripts ensures orderly migration and national security. It is critical that the DHA deals with illegal migration which is a criminal offence in terms of the Immigration Act. Any violation of laws undermines national security, territorial integrity and social cohesion.

END

28 September 2022 - NW2615

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Seitlholo, Mr IS to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1) (a) What portion of her department's Social Responsibility Implementation Programme was allocated to North West for the upgrading of Manyane Game Lodge in Mahikeng, (b) from which budget line item were the funds sourced and (c) which contractor was responsible for the upgrade; (2) whether she will furnish Mr I S Seitlholo with the tender details and all relevant documents relating to the appointment of the specified contractor; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether the handover of the project was done; if not, why not; if so, on what date; (4) what action did her department take to deal with the wasteful expenditure incurred as the lodge is now dilapidated?

Reply:

1. (a) A total of R 47 884 114 was spent on this project. Of this, R 36 184 114 was spent on construction and R 11 700 00 was spent on creating employment opportunities through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) and transport of EPWP workers.

(b) From the EPWP budget allocation

(c) The Honourable Member is advised to make a request in line with the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA), Act No. 2 of 2000.

(2) Yes. The project was advertised in 2011 and Implementing Agent appointed in the same year.

(3) The handover of the project was not done because the project was not completed.

(4) A case has been opened with SAPS, State Attorney was instructed to recover the loses and implicated officials were charged.

 

 

28 September 2022 - NW2951

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

What are the (a) names and (b) locations and/or areas of the (i) total 64 softball clubs and (ii) four softball diamonds with a 1000-seats capacity in the (aa) Cape Town Region and (bb) Western Cape Districts. (2) What (a) is the total building cost of the 3 500 –seater softball stadium in Polokwane and (b) is the time frame of his department for the project?

Reply:

1(a)(b)(i). The document with the names and locations of softball clubs is attached.

(ii). The following are the four softball diamonds in (aa) Cape Town region and (bb) Western Cape Districts:

Softball Diamond

Capacity

Turf Hall Stadium Athlone

3500

Lavender Hill

500

Beaufort West

500

Malmesbury

1500

(2)(a). The total building cost of the 3 500 –seater softball stadium in Polokwane is R90,960,827.34.

(b). The projected time frame for the completion of the project is 28 February 2023.