Questions and Replies

21 November 2018 - NW2829

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van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) How the National Qualification Forum (NQF) is constituted, (b) who is the chairperson of the forum and (c) what (i) is the role of the forum, (ii) are the topics that the forum has dealt with since its inception, (iii) advice or recommendations have emanated from the forum since its inception and (iv) are the reasons the NQF has not met since 1 January 2012?

Reply:

(a} The National Qualification Forum (NQF} is formally constituted through the NQF Implementation Plan 2011-2015 and the System of Collaboration which guides the mutual relations of the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA} and Quality Councils (QCs} as per the National Qualifications Framework Act, sections 13(1 }(f}(i} and 33. Members of the NQF Forum are the Chairpersons and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs} of the Councils/Boards of SAQA and QCs, the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Director-General of Higher Education and Training, and the Chairperson and secretariat of the Inter-Departmental NQF Steering Committee.

(b} The Chairperson of the NQF Forum is the Director-General of Higher Education and Training with SAQA performing the secretariat function.

(c}(i} The role of the NQF Forum is to provide opportunities for the Minister at a strategic level to raise concerns, plans and requests for research and information with SAQA and the QCs. The NQF Forum also provides an opportunity for the Minister to hear the views of the Chairpersons and CE Os of SAQA and the QCs, as well as their challenges and priorities.

(ii}- (iii) Since its inception, the NQF Forum has dealt with and provided recommendations, among others, on the following topics:

- Inter-Departmental NQF Steering Committee: It recommended that an InterDepartmental NQF Steering Committee be established to deal with all matters related to the NQF development and implementation, concerns and questions about the NQF, as well as matters referred to it.

- NQF Forum and related matters: It recommended that the NQF Forum be the vehicle through which complex issues are discussed collaboratively, promote common understanding and ensure the efficient development and implementation of the NQF.

- Determine policy on NQF matters: It recommended that the Minister should publish policies to "drive" the implementation of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL} and ensure that articulation happened across the NQF system.

- Publish guidelines: It recommended that guidelines which set out government's strategy and priorities for the NQF be published providing a strategic remit including those for SAQA and the QCs.

- NQF Implementation Framework: It recommended the development of the NQF Implementation Framework.

- Determine a dispute resolution process: It recommended that a regulation be published by the Minister to ensure there is a mechanism in place to resolve disputes between the QCs and SAQA.

- Legislation and related matters: It recommended the setting up of the QCTO needed to be fast-tracked and receive funding from the fiscus.

- Private colleges and quality assurance: It recommended the consideration of the registration of skills development providers with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT): It recommended that dedicated task groups research CAT and RPL be set up, and the research consider credit transfer within the sub-frameworks.

- Level descriptors: It recommended that the existing level descriptors be submitted for public comment by SAQA by the end of July 201 O and this was subsequently published in 2012.

- Role of Umalusi: It recommended:

o Umalusi's funding model needs to be changed from a reliance on certification fees to quality assurance levies taken from Provincial education budgets.

o Memorandum of Understanding or Service Level Agreement between Umalusi, Departments of Basic Education, and Higher Education and Training was required;

o Umalusi should not be restricted to Level 4, and the delegated responsibility from the Council on Higher Education be considered.

- Policy strategies for coherence and integration: It recommended that the variety of policy strategies required for integration be referred to the NQF Steering Committee for its consideration and recommendations, and issues of nomenclature and terminology be addressed.

- Standard setting models of the three sub-frameworks: It recommended that SAQA should publish policy and criteria for the registration of qualifications and part qualifications.

Research across the NQF: It recommended that research must underpin policy developments and the further development and implementation of the NQF.

- Transfer of the Education and Training Quality Assurance functions from Sector Education and Training Authorities to the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations: It recommended that short-term delegations be implemented to maintain the status quo during the transitional period.

{iv) The NQF Forum took a decision that meetings would only be convened if there were NQF matters that required their attention. The NQF Forum convened on 14 June 2018 and 26 September 2018.

20 November 2018 - NW3215

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister in The Presidency.

(a) Which posts are vacant within Statistics South Africa, (b) which of these vacant posts are considered critical, (c) for what length of time has each of the posts been vacant and (d) which statistical reports are at risk as a result of vacant posts?

Reply:

a)  Kindly refer to Annexure A

b) Kindly refer to Annexure B

c) Kindly refer to Annexure C

d) The following Statistical report are at the risk: Health and Vital Statistics Birthand Dearth Statistics; Labour Statistics; Environmental Economic Statistics; GDP; CPI; Povertyand Inequality Statistics Short-Term Industry Stats; Gender Statistics; Crime Statistics, Social Stats, Private Sector Financial Statistics Structural Industry Stats

 

   

Approved

Not

Approved

Approved

as amended

   

Comment:

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

   

Date:

   

20 November 2018 - NW3240

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Ngwenya, Ms G to ask the Minister in the Presidency

What (a) amount did (i) her Office and (ii) each entity reporting to her borrow from any entity in the People’s Republic of China (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, (b) is the name of the lender of each loan, (c) conditions are attached to each loan and (d) are the repayment periods for each loan in each case?

Reply:

The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation has not borrowed any funds since its inception in 2010.

The National Youth Development Agency has never borrowed funds from any entity in the People’s Republic of China.

Statistics SA has never borrowed funds from any entity in the People’s Republic of China.

   

Approved

Not

Approved

Approved

as amended

   

Comment:

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

   

Date:

   

20 November 2018 - NW3345

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

What (a) is the quantum of irregular, unlawful and wasteful expenditure incurred by (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him in the past three financial years and (b) percentage of the total budget of (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him does it constitute?

Reply:

DAFF

(a)(i) 2015/16: R 829 000

2016/17: R2 806 000

2017/18: R5 479 000

(b)(i) 2015/16: Total budget: R6 408 750 - percentage: 0.01%

2016/17: Total budget: R6 514 965 - percentage: 0.04%

2017/18: Total budget: R6 847 034 - percentage: 0.08%

NAMC

No Irregular expenditure, unlawful and wasteful expenditure were incurred by NAMC for the past three years.

MLRF

Financial year

Fruitless and Wasteful

Irregular

Budget

% Fruitless & Wasteful

% Irregular

 

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

           

2015/16

225

12 772

537 276

0.04%

2.38%

2015/17

1 274

103 400

511 280

0.25%

20.22%

2015/18

2 336

172 281

558 841

0.42%

30.83%

PPECB

Wasteful expenditure

FY 2018

FY 2017

FY 2016

Changes in travel arrangements (cancellations, rescheduling)

              9,112

              4,278

            16,000

Charges for late payments to suppliers

                    55

              3,341

                    77

Inaccurate supplier and employee payments

            64,134

                     -  

                     -  

Unapproved expenditure

 

                     -  

              2,864

 

            73,301

              7,619

            18,941

% of expenditure budget

0.021%

0.002%

0.006%

       
       

Irregular expenditure

FY 2018

FY 2017

FY 2016

Deviation from 3-quote process, prior CEO approval not obtained

            32,250

            10,226

            37,206

Procurement of items on expired contract, prior CEO approval not obtained

                     -  

            73,457

                     -  

Deviation on minimum threshold for local content

         512,402

                     -  

                     -  

 

         544,652

            83,683

            37,206

% of expenditure budget

0.156%

0.026%

0.013%

  OBP

Irregular expenditure as per the audited annual financial statement

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

 

R190,636

None

None

       

Percentage of the total budget constituted

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

 

0.16%

0%

0%

ARC

   

2015/16

R’000

2016/17

R’000

2017/18

R’000

Total

R’000

 

Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure

265

129

199

593

 

Irregular Expenditure

205,177

199,263

106,294

510,734

a

 

205,443

199,392

106,493

511,327

           
 

Total Operational Budget

1,091,069

1,103,000

1,368,991

3,563,060

 

Total Capital Budget

82,610

86,988

91,338

260,936

 

Total Budget

1,173,679

1,189,988

1,460,329

3,823,996

b

 

17.5%

16.8%

7.3%

13.4%

20 November 2018 - NW3016

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Police

What number of(a) murders were reported at the Primrose Police Station in the (i)2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (iii) 2017-18 financial years and (b) of the specified murders resulted in a successful conviction; (2) what number of (a) women and (b) children were murder victims?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i)(ii)(iii) The number of murders, which were reported at the Primrose Police Station, is as follows:

 

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

35

45

45

(1)(b) The number of murders, which resulted in successful con\fictions, is as follows:

(i) 2015/2016

(ii) 2016/2017

(iii) 2017/2018

Cas Number

Conviction

Cas Number

Conviction

Cas Number

Conviction

306/08/2014

10 years imprisonment

257/07/2012

15 years imprisonment

271/07/2016

10 years imprisonment

 

156/09/2014

10 years imprisonment

447/02/2015

8  years imprisonment

71/03/2015

13 years imprisonment

 

(2)(a)(b) The number of women and children, who were murder Victims, is as follows:

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018 

Women

Children

Women

Children

Women

Children

2

0

3

0

3

0

 

 

Reply to question 3016 recommended/

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GENERAL UTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

Date: 18 11 t

Reply to question 3016 approved/

BH CELE, MP

20 November 2018 - NW3364

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Xalisa, Mr Z R to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) What is the (a) total number of aircraft that the SA National Defence Force currently owns, (b) type of each aircraft and (c) purpose of each aircraft; (2) whether each aircraft is functional; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The response to this Parliamentary question can only be disclosed in a closed session of Joint Standing Committee on Defence as it relates to strategic sensitive security capabilities of the SANDF.

20 November 2018 - NW3015

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Police

What number of (a) murders were reported at the Bedfordview Police Station in the (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (iii) 2017-18 financial years and (b) the specified murders resulted in a successful conviction; (2) what number of (a) women and (b) children were murder victims?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i)(ii)(iii) The number of murders, which were reported at the Bedfordview Police Station, is as follows:

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

7

7

1

(1)(b) The number of murders, which resulted in successful convictions, is as follows:

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

CAS Number

Conviction

CAS

Number

Conviction

CAS

Number

Conviction

205/11/2015

10 Years

Imprisonment

None

Not applicable

None

Not applicable

91/01/2016

18 Years

Imprisonment

       

(2)(a)(b) The number of women and children, who were murder victims, is as follows:

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

Women

Children

Women

Children

Women

Children

1

0

1

0

1

0

 

 

GENERAL TH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

Date: ) i8-1)’ j§

Reply to question 3015 approved/

MINIS F POLICE BH CEO, M

Date:

20 November 2018 - NW2979

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Kohler-Barnard, Ms D to ask the Minister of Police

Whether buccal sample swabs are conducted on each new SA Police Service officer in line with the Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Act, Act 37 of 2013?

Reply:

Forensic Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) profiles, derived from buccal samples, have been taken from 43 604 South African Police Service (SAPS) members to date and loaded onto the National Forensic DNA Database.

On 11 October 2018, a directive was sent to all Commanders, by the Deputy National Commissioner: Crime Detection, to ensure that buccal samples are taken from SAPS members, appointed, since 27 January 2015.

Reply to question 2979 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
DATE: 2018/11/15


Reply to question 2979 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
BH CELE, MP
DATE: 2018/11/17

20 November 2018 - NW3149

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Xalisa, Mr Z R to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(a) In what number of instances did his department spend funds on disaster management in the 2017-18 financial year and (b) in each instance where assistance was given for disaster management, (i) what are the details of each disaster in question, (ii) what number of people were affected, (iii) where did the disaster take place and (iv) what total amount was spent?

Reply:

REPLY

a) The funds spent with regard to disaster management are for normal operations and the responsibilities for the 2017/2018 financial year within my department.

b) For the 2017/2018 financial year, my department facilitated the approval of and the transfer of disaster funding to the affected organs of state that were unable to cope with the effects of the disaster, by only using their own resources in line with the provisions of the Disaster Management Act (2002). The DCOG through the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) transferred a total amount of R449 786 000 (R449.8 million) from the Disaster Grants, for the implementation of various intervention measures by the affected organs of state. Of the total amount transferred to various organs of state, R26 147 000 (R26.1 million) was made to the Merafong City Local Municipality in Gauteng Province to address the sinkhole conditions. An amount of R341 300 000 (R341.3 million), was further transferred to address the drought conditions in the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and the Western Cape Provinces.

A breakdown of the transferred funds for the 2017/18 financial year from the Disaster Grants is as follows:

MUNICIPAL DISASTER RELIEF GRANT

Name of the municipality

Amount allocated

Amount transferred

Reported Expenditure and Remarks

TRANSFER DATE

28 March 2018

TYPE OF DISASTER

DROUGHT

PURPOSE OF ALLOCATION

Water infrastructure projects within the affected municipalities

EASTERN CAPE

 

R'000

R'000

R'000

Dr Beyers Naude Local Municipality (LM)

468

468 

467

Koukamma Local Municipality

770

770

770

Kouga LM

1 090

1090

1090

Sundays River LM

2 090

2 090

0*

  • The indication by the municipality is that the delays were due to SCM processes.

Makana LM

810

810

743

Blue Crane Route LM

180

180

180

Ndlambe LM

950

950

31

Amathole District Municipality -

Mbashe Local M

1 380

1 380

469

Nelson Mandela Bay Metro

97 000

97 000

1628

Total EC

104 738

104 738 

5 378

NORTHERN CAPE

Kareeberg Local Municipality

4 626

4 626 

1 441

Richtersveld Local Municipality

15 196

15 196

14 439

Namakhoi Local Municipality

4 542

4 542

411

Hantam Local Municipality

8 500

8 500

8 500

Kamiesberg Local Municipality

3 968

3 968

3 362

Total NC

36 833

36 833

28 153

WESTERN CAPE

     

Cederberg Local Municipality

7 962

7 962

4 983

Matzikama Local Municipality

7 627

7 627

897

Drakenstein Local Municipality

26 845

26 845

7 932

City of Cape Town

122 507

122 507

85 368

Total WC

164 936

164 936

99 180

PROVINCIAL DISASTER RELIEF GRANT

NAME OF PROVINCE AND DEPARTMENT

AMOUNT ALLOCATED

Amount transferred

Reported Expenditure

TRANSFER DATE

28 March 2018

 

TYPE OF DISASTER

DROUGHT

NORTHERN CAPE

PROVISION AND TRANSPORTATION OF LIVESTOCK

 

R'000

R'000

R'000

Provincial Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

42 339

42 339

42 339

Total NC

42 339 

42 339

42 339

MUNICIPAL DISASTER RECOVERY GRANT

NAME OF PROVINCE AND MUNICIPALITY

Amount Allocated

Amount transferred

Reported Expenditure

RECEIVING PROVINCIAL DISASTER RELIEF GRANT

 

TRANSFER DATE

07 March 2018

 

TYPE OF DISASTER

SINKHOLE FORMATIONS

PURPOSE OF ALLOCATION

RECONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION WORK

GAUTENG PROVINCE

 

R'000

R'000

R'000

Merafong City Local Municipality

26 147

26 147

2 230

Total

 

26 147

26 147

 

2 230

PROVINCIAL DISASTER RELIEF GRANT

NAME OF DEPARTMENT

AMOUNT ALLOCATED

Amount transferred

Reported Expenditure

RECEIVING PROVINCIAL DISASTER RELIEF GRANT

 

TRANSFER DATE

31 August 2017

 

TYPE OF DISASTER

DROUGHT

PURPOSE OF ALLOCATION

Provision and transportation of livestock

feed

WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE

 

R'000

R'000

R'000

Provincial Department of Agriculture

40 000

40 000

40 000

Total

40 000

40 000

40 000

MUNICIPAL DISASTER RELIEF GRANT

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

Amount Allocated

Amount transferred

Reported Expenditure

TRANSFER DATE

21 August 2017

TYPE OF DISASTER

DROUGHT

PURPOSE OF ALLOCATION

Water infrastructure projects within the affected municipalities

WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE

 

R'000

R'000

R'000

Bitou Local Municipality

10 920

10 920

10 920

Theewaterskloof Local Municipality

3 134

3 134

2 864

City of Cape Town

20 812

20 812

20 812

Total

34 866  

34 866  

34 596

20 November 2018 - NW3017

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Van Dalen, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

What number of (a) murders were reported at the Germiston Police Station in the (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (iii) 2017-18 financial years and (b) of the specified murders resulted in a successful conviction; (2) what number of (a) women and (b) children were murder victims?

Reply:

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(1)(a)(i)(ii)(iii) The number of murders, which were reported at the Germiston Police Station, is as follows:

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

48

45

55

(1)(b) The number of murders, which resulted in successful convictions, is as

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2 18

CAS

Number

Conviction

CAS

Number

Conviction

CAS

Number

Conviction

648/05/2015

15 years

imprisonmen t

650/05/2016

3 years

imprisonmen t

None

Not applicable

571/06/2015

3 years

imprisonmen t

160/08/2016

Life

imprisonmen t

   

454/01/2016

15 years

imprisonmen

t

753/12/2016

15 years

imprisonmen

t

   

(2)(a)(b) The number of women and children, who were murder victims, is as follows:

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018 

Women

Children

Women

Children

Women

Children

8

4

5

4

5

0

 

 

 

Reply to question 3017 recommended

KJ (SOEG)

Date: ytI18 *»* › ›

Reply to question 3017 approved/n

MINISTER OF POLICE BH CELE, MP

Date: [[

GENERAL AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

20 November 2018 - NW3014

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Police

What number of (a) murders were reported at the Elsburg Police Station in the (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (iii) 2017-18 financial years and (b) the specified murders resulted in a successful conviction; (2) what number of(a) women and (b) children were murder victims?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i)(ii)(iii) The number of murders, which were reported at the Elsburg Police Station, is as follows:

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

8

18

12

(1)(b) The number of murders, which resulted in successful convictions, is as follows:

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

CAS Number

Conviction

CAS

Number

Conviction

CAS

Number

Conviction

281/09/2015

Three Years

Imprisonment

None

Not applicable

None

Not applicable

215/12/2015

Life

Imprisonment

       

(2)(a)(b) The number of women and children, who were murder victims, is as follows:

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

Women

Children

Women

Children

Women

Children

1

0

0

0

1

0

 

 

Reply to question 3014 recommended d

GENERAL

AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

Reply to question 3014 approved/

OF POLICE BH CELE, MP

20 November 2018 - NW2939

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to his answer to question 2719 on 2 October 2018, (a) what kind of explosive substances did the SA Police Service find on the Russian ship and (b) what amount of each kind of explosive substance was found on board of the specified ship?

Reply:

The information cannot be provided, as the security of the countries and the vessel will be compromised, if a public statement is made to this effect.

 

 

Reply to question 2939 recommended/

GENERAL AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

Date: f018 -)T- 15

Reply to question 2939 approved/n

MINIS OF POLICE BH CELE, gP

 

20 November 2018 - NW2743

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) How many kilometres (i) of (aa) water and (bb) sanitation pipes are there in each province and (ii) of the specified pipes would be needed for each household to have running water and (b) how much would this cost in each case?

Reply:

(a)(i) Refer to the table below for the kilometers of (aa) water and (bb) sanitation pipes are in each province.

Province

Water pipeline(km)

Sanitation pipeline(km)

Eastern Cape

26 092

15 980

Free State

15 195

12 240

Gauteng

66 306

73 770

KwaZulu-Natal

39 306

25 450

Limpopo

28 293

6 840

Mpumalanga

18 112

10 460

North West

17 620

11 420

Northern Cape

10 368

4 440

Western Cape

29 224

32 480

Grand Total

250 517

193 080

(a)(ii) Refer to the table for the kilometers of (aa) water and (bb) sanitation pipes that are needed to give all households access to house connections with waterborne sanitation.

Province

Water pipeline(km)

Sanitation pipeline(km)

Eastern Cape

21 810

21 432

Free State

3 337

6 082

Gauteng

6 100

12 734

KwaZulu-Natal

19 583

31 504

Limpopo

13 684

24 726

Mpumalanga

8 113

13 599

North West

6 416

14 287

Northern Cape

2 272

2 327

Western Cape

2 707

3 834

Grand Total

84 021

130 526

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(b) Refer to the table below on how much would it cost to provide full house connections to all households (includes additional pipes, treatment works, reservoirs and water resources).

Province

Cost of full water house connection to All

R’000,000

Cost of full waterborne sanitation to All

R’000,000

Eastern Cape

R 80 921

R38 575

Free State

R 9 075

R10 863

Gauteng

R 15 640

R22 845

KwaZulu-Natal

R 58 299

R55 941

Limpopo

R 52 065

R44 416

Mpumalanga

R 31 382

R24 223

North West

R 19 999

R23 243

Northern Cape

R 7 974

R4 111

Western Cape

R 7 667

R6 834

Grand Total

R283 020

R231 051

Additional costs to repair and renew existing house connections to achieve sustainable water and sanitation services for all households.

Province

Cost to repair and renew aged water house connections

R’000,000

Cost to repair and renew aged waterborne sanitation

R’000,000

Eastern Cape

R20 874

R8 931

Free State

R10 825

R6 804

Gauteng

R48 930

R41 135

KwaZulu-Natal

R19 916

R14 090

Limpopo

R27 587

R3 818

Mpumalanga

R19 213

R5 804

North West

R12 927

R5 939

Northern Cape

R8 744

R2 449

Western Cape

R14 983

R18 029

Grand Total

R184 000

R107 000

20 November 2018 - NW2700

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

How many litres of water were lost through leaks (a) nationally and (b) in each (i) province and (ii) municipality in the 2017-18 financial year?

Reply:

 

The Department does not have the water loss data for the 2017-2018 Financial Year at the moment because the information is drawn based on the municipal financial year. The last comprehensive analysis on water loss and non-revenue water (NRW) in South Africa (inclusive of Provincial and Water ServicesAuthorities) was based on the 2016-17 Financial Year.

For the development of the annual municipal water balance, the Department is reliant on water use and water loss information submitted by the Water Services Authorities, which requires both technical and financial inputs. The Department gives allowance of two months after the end of the municipal financial year for the municipalities to do financial corrections before starting of collecting the water balances to enable the national analysis and reporting.

20 November 2018 - NW3375

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Xalisa, Mr Z R to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether his department awarded any contract to Werksmans Attorneys in the period 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2016; if so, (a) what was the (i) duration, (ii) value and (iii) purpose of each specified contract and (b) was the contract approved by the relevant Minister in the specified period?

Reply:

The Department did not award any contract to Werksmans Attorney in the period of 01 January 2014 to 31 December 2016.

20 November 2018 - NW3422

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Van Dalen, Mr P to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

1. Did any foreign–flagged fishing vessels participate in joint venture agreements with fishing quota holders in South Africa’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in any of the past three financial years for which information is available; if not , how was this conclusion reached; if so, ( a) on which (i) provision and (ii) Act did the holders of fish quotas rely in each case,( b) which fishing quota holders were involved in each case, (c) what number of foreign vessels were engaged in this activity and (d) since what date have these joint venture agreements been taking place; 2. Whether licence to enter the EEZ were issued to reach of the foreign vessels in terms of section 39 of the Marine Living Resource Act, Act 18 of 1998; if not, how did the ships obtain permission to enter the EEZ in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

  1. Yes

a) Section 7.2 (e) of the Policy for the Allocation and Management of Fishing Rights in the Large Pelagic Longline Sector: 2015. This provision stipulates that because of a lack of suitable South African vessels and South Africa’s limited experience in tuna longlining, joint ventures with non – South Africans may be a necessity; In additi.on, South Africa is a Contracting Member of the International Commission for Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOCT) and is bound to adhere to respective Recommendations and Resolutions of the respective tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (tRFMOs). One of those is ‘’Vessel Chartering “which allows for fishing vessels to be chartered between Contracting Parties.

b) Combined Fishing Enterprises CC, Ferro Fishing ( Pty) Ltd and Impala Fishing ( Pty) Ltd

c) Three (3)

d) 2005

2. Yes

In accordance with section 39 of the Marine Living Resources Act, 1998 (Act No.18 of 1998) (“the MLRA’’), a foreign vessel license is issued to the vessels before any fishing activity can take place. In addition and in accordance with section 13 of the MLRA, a Permit to Undertake Commercial Fishing of Large Pelagic Longline is issued to the Right Holder, permitting the vessel to harvest the Large Pelagic species allocated to the Right Holder. Lastly, a Fish Processing Establishment permit is issued to the vessels as they process fish on board. The vessels are subjected to the applicable domestic legislation and permit conditions, including a Vessel Monitoring System and additionally, foreign fishing vessels are required to have 100% Observer coverage.

Noting South Africa’s obligations to the ICCAT and IOCT, all the catch and observer data accrues to South Africa.

20 November 2018 - NW2851

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

Whether any of the municipalities which deposited funds with VBS Mutual Bank have initiated internal investigations into the matter; if not, in each case, (a) why not and (b) by what date will each municipality launch internal investigations; if so, in each case, (i) on what date did the investigation commence, (ii) what is the current status thereof and (iii) by what date does each municipality anticipate it will complete the investigation?

Reply:

The response below was provided by the municipalities:

NO

MUNICIPALITY

RESPONSE

Gauteng

1

Merafong City LM

The municipality did not initiate internal investigations on the matter.

  1. The municipality requested Gauteng Treasury to initiate an independent external investigation on the matter.
  1. Not applicable.
  1. May 2018.
  1. Under investigation.
  1. The Gauteng Provincial Government hopes to conclude the investigation by end of November 2018.

2

West Rand District

Same as above.

North West

3

Moretele LM

The municipality initiated internal investigations on the matter.

  1. Not applicable.
  1. Investigation was instituted after 30 July 2018, following the Minister’s advice.

(i) Same as the above.

(ii) Internal investigations completed, awaiting consolidation of reports by the Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC) and the Financial Disciplinary Board (FDB).

(iii) 31 October 2018.

4

Madibeng LM

The municipality initiated internal investigations on the matter.

  1. Not applicable.

(b) 27 June 2018

(i) Same as the above

(ii) Current Status:

  • Disciplinary processes instituted against the three affected officials.
  • The office of the Speaker initiated the process of convening the Rules of Order and Ethics committee to institute disciplinary processes against the alleged MMC.
  • A criminal case was opened at Brits SAPS.

(iii) 28 August 2018.

5

Mahikeng LM

The municipality initiated internal investigations.

  1. Not applicable.
  1. 3 September 2018

(i) Same as the above.

(ii) Investigation finalized, disciplinary action and litigation pending.

(iii) Same as the above.

6

Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District

The municipality initiated internal investigations.

(a) Not applicable.

(b) Internal investigations launched on 31 May 2018.

(i) 31 May 2018.

(ii) Current status:

  • A Preliminary report was tabled before Council on 12 September 2018;
  • Final report expected to be tabled before Council on 08 November 2018.

(iii) Same as the above.

Limpopo

7

Makhado LM

Awaiting response from the province.

8

Greater Giyani LM

Awaiting response from the province.

9

Collins Chabane LM

Awaiting response from the province.

10

Elias Motswaledi LM
(Interest)

Awaiting response from the province.

11

Vhembe District

Awaiting response from the province.

12

Ephraim Mogale LM

Awaiting response from the province.

13

Tubatse Fetakgomo LM

Awaiting response from the province.

14

Lepelle Nkumpi LM

Awaiting response from the province.

The affected Provincial Departments instituted forensic investigations in their respective municipalities, in accordance with section 106 of Municipal Systems Act and the investigations are still in progress.

The Limpopo Province held introductory meetings with the affected municipalities on 28 August 2018 and the investigation is expected to be finalised within 3 months. The Northwest Province commenced with the investigation in July 2018 and the investigation report was finalised on the 18th of October 2018. The investigation in Gauteng is expected to be finalised on the 30th of November 2018.

The affected Provinces appointed the following service providers:

  • Limpopo Province- Grant Thornton PS Advisory (Pty) Ltd
  • North West – Sekelaxabiso
  • Gauteng – Deloitte

The forensic investigations supplemented by the Investigator’s report on VBS, will assist government to establish the extent of transgression, identify the perpetrators and pave way to disciplinary processes and possible recovery deposits.

20 November 2018 - NW2701

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Xalisa, Mr Z R to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(a) What number of municipalities are leasing land to operators and/or owners of golf courses and (b) in each case, (i) what is the name of the municipality, (ii) where is the golf course located, (iii) what is the size of the golf course, (iv) what is the value of the lease per annum and (v) on what date was the lease signed?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. However, the Department has sent letters to eight Provincial Departments responsible for Local Government, to engage municipalities to provide the relevant information. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available.

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20 November 2018 - NW2788

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Environmental Affairs to question 1999 on 29 June 2018, has his department conducted any water quality tests of any water bodies in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (i) what are the details of the findings in each case and (ii) will he furnish Mr M Waters with copies of each report?

Reply:

 

a) Yes, the Department has conducted water quality tests in the catchment of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality as part of national monitoring programmes for the past five financial years. The national monitoring programmes are:

  • National Eutrophication Monitoring Programme (NEMP)
  • National Microbial Monitoring Programme (NMMP)
  • National Chemical Monitoring Programme (NCMP)

The catchment of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has five (5) sites that are monitored for National Eutrophication Monitoring Programme, two (sites) for National Microbial Monitoring Programme and one (1) sites for National Chemical Monitoring Programme (NCMP).

The eutrophication sampling points are in the Civic Lake, Homestead Lake, Kleinfontein Lake, Blaaupan Lake and Victoria Lake. The microbial sampling points are in Blesbokspruit and Kaalspruit rivers. The chemical sampling point is in Leeuspruit River.

(b)(i) Since 01 April 2018, the position is as follows:

NEMP: Currently, in relation to eutrophication status; water quality has deteriorated to poor quality due to increasing nutrient levels. Victoria, Blaaupan and Homestead Lakes have an oligotrophic status denoting a system that is low in nutrients and not productive in terms of aquatic animal and plant life. The water quality is suitable for full contact recreation.

Kleinfontein Lake: has hypertrophic status which is a system with serious water quality problems due to high nutrient levels. The quality in Civic Lake has declined from mesotrophic to eutrophic status which is a very productive system with increasing signs of water quality problems.

The water in both lakes may pose severe nuisance conditions when used for full contact recreation due to algal scum. The composition and health of the fish population may be affected by these high algal numbers.

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The increasing nutrient levels (phosphates and nitrates) observed at Blaaupan, Homestead, Civic and Kleinfontein Lakes has the potential to further deteriorate water quality. The sources of pollution within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM) include industrial effluents, sewage treatment works, agriculture, storm water runoffs and mining operations

NMMP: The microbial data collected indicates that the resource water in the Blesbokspruit and Kaalspruit River are not suitable for consumption without limited treatment and posed a high risk of infections when consumed untreated. The water showed low to medium risk when used for irrigating crops and full contact water sport.

NCMP: The suitability of the water for Domestic (Health) Use at site Leeuspruit River applies. The water quality attributes available for the period: pH; NO3+NO2-N; Na; Cl; and EC.The statistical results for each variable are: Minimum; 50th percentile (a measure of the average); and the Maximum.

According to pH there is no health effects expected. The NO3+NO2 (nitrate), Chloride and Sodium is an insignificant risk - meaning no health risk. The Electrical Conductivity (EC) is consistent with this.

At Leeuspruit River, there is no indication of cause for concern from a health perspective should the water be used for domestic use from the available data.

i) Yes, the Department can furnish the copies of each report; however, it should be noted that these reports are available on the DWS RQIS website for public perusal.

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20 November 2018 - NW3305

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Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Police

(a) On what date was the information technology (IT) Infrastructure of his (i) department and (ii) entities reporting to him last upgraded or updated, (b) what is the name of the company contracted to do the upgrades, (c) what was the monetary value of the contract and (d) what is the name of each IT system that was upgraded; (2) (a) what is the name of the company that is currently responsible for the maintenance of the IT systems of (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him and (b) what is the value of the contract?

Reply:

See the link for REPLY: 

 

 

20 November 2018 - NW3214

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister in The Presidency.

What form of political oversight is being exercised over the National Youth Development Agency in the absence of a Deputy Minister in her Office?

Reply:

a) The NYDA Act identifies the President as the NYDA’s political head, the President has then delegated the oversight functions to the Minister in the Presidency. The Minister receives technical support from the Department.

   

Approved

Not

Approved

Approved

as amended

   

Comment:

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

   

Date:

   

20 November 2018 - NW3057

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McLoughlin, Mr AR to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether his department has any plans to repair and maintain the broken and ineffective water treatment equipment that serves the Boiketlong community in the Emfuleni District Municipality; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) by what date will the (i) equipment be fully operational and (ii) community have access to clean piped water?

Reply:

(a) What are the relevant details?

There is no water treatment facility in Boiketlong. Part of the Sedibeng Regional Sanitation Scheme is to upgrade the Sebokeng Waste Water Treatment Works, Rietspruit Waste water treatment Works and Leeuwkuil Waste Water Treatment Works. The project is funded by the Department of Water and Sanitation and Rand Water is the Implementing Agent.

Leeuwkuil WWTW Upgrade

A detailed design for Leeuwkuil WWTW is underway and currently at 90% completion.

Upgrade to pumpstation 2 conveyance and pumpstation 4 inlet works: preliminary design is complete and approved. The scope entails the gravity main from pumpstation 10 to pumpstation 2 and the rising main from pumpstation 2 to Leeuwkuil WWTW and the upgrade of pumpstation 4 inlet works.

Basic Assessment Report (BAR): 98% progres, the Environmental Authorisation (EA) was issued and will be advertised.

Waste Licence (WL): 68% Draft scoping report was on public review (05 September – 08 October 2018). Final Scoping report submitted on 12 October 2018.

Water Use Licence: 0% can only commence once approval has been granted for the BAR and WL.

Documentation: 80% in progress

Procurement: 0%. It can only commence upon budget approval.

Geotechnical Investigations: 100%. Report submitted for approval.

Leeuwkuil Catchment: Pipelines and Pumpstations

Preliminary design: 100%. Report submitted and approved.

Way leave requirements for the route and WWTW: 0%. Way leave applications to be lodged for gravity main to pumpstation 2, rising main to the Waste Water Treatment Works.

By what date will the

Equipment be fully operational. The Sedibeng Regional Sanitation Scheme (SRSS) programme has been divided into the following three implementation phases: Short term (2015-2020). Medium Term (2020-2025). Long Term (2025-2035). Leeuwkuil WWTW falls under Short term and medium terms implementation phases.

Short Term:

15 LM upgrade to Leeuwkuil WWTW

WCWDM Leeukuil Catchment

Leeuwkuil Pumpstation repairs

Medium Term:

Leeuwkuil pipe replacement and pumpstation repairs.

(b) By what date will the

ii) Community have access to clean piped water?

The community already has access to clean piped water through communal standpipes, supplied by the Quuagafontein reservior.

Emfuleni is not a district, but a local municipality under Sedibeng District Municipality. Boiketlong is an informal settlement located within the Emfuleni Local Municipality between Sebokeng Zone 10 and Sonland park (Vereeningng). The community has access to water through communal standpipes, supplied by the Quuagfontein reservoir.

Metsi-A-Lekoa, the water services department of Emfuleni, is responsibile for the provision of water and sanitation services, to operate and maintain the infrastructure. Leeuwkuil Waste Water Treatment Works receives sewer inflow from the leeuwkuil catchment which includes Boiketlong. The plant is designed to treat at the capacity of 36 ML/day (Mega Litres per day). Currently the plant operates over the capacity of 56 ML/day when the pumpstations pumping to the works are fully operational.

“Plans to repair and maintain the broken and ineffective water treatment equipment that serves the Boiketlong community”

There is no water treatment facility that serves Boiketlong for portable water,

as indicated that they receive water through communal standpipes. The only water treatment facility for portable water is Vaaloewer Water Treatment Plant which only serves the Vaaloewer community.

In light of the above, the only treatment works in the area is the Leeuwkuil Waste Water Treatment Works which deals with the treatment of sewer.The Leeuwkuil Waste Water Treatment Works requires upgrades in order to accommodate the current capacity requirements. Part of the plant upgrade includes repairs of the equipment.

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20 November 2018 - NW3276

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Gardee, Mr GA to ask the Minister in the Presidency

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her awarded any contracts and/or tenders to certain companies (names and details furnished) from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, in each case, (i) what service was provided, (ii) what was the (aa) value and (bb) length of the tender and/or contract, (iii) who approved the tender and/or contract and (iv) was the tender and/or contract in line with all National Treasury and departmental procurement guidelines?

Reply:

  1. The Department conducted business with one of the companies (Vox Telecommunications) listed in the request.

Financial year

Contracts awarded to VOX telecommunications for

Amount

2014/15

Supply, installation and maintenance of audio-visual and video conferencing systems

R1 848 455.47

2016/17

Supply, deployment, support and maintenance of Firewall

R1 282 933.50

a) Both contracts were awarded through open tender processes.

b) On the list of companies listed in annexure to the inquiry letter, the NYDA has only transacted with VOX Telecommunications. VOX Telecommunications were awarded the contract for support services on the Great Plains accounting system. They were awarded the contract for a value of R422, 471.60. The contract was awarded through a procurement process consistent with the requirements of the Public Finance Management Act.