Questions and Replies

25 August 2015 - NW2764

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Mubu, Mr KS to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

(1)   Has South Africa ratified the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Model Law on Computer Crime and Cyber Crime; if not, why not; if so, on what date was it ratified; (2) Whether any provisions of the specified policy are included in any legislation (a) under review or (b) being developed in collaboration with entities in the security cluster; if so, what (i) laws and (ii) regulations will be amended and developed?

Reply:

  1. South Africa has not ratified the Southern African Development Community Model Law on Electronic -Transactions and Electronic-Commerce Model Law; Data Protection Model Law; and Cybercrime Model Law.

These SADC Model Laws were developed under the Harmonization of ICT Policies in the Sub-Sahara Africa (HIPSSA) project to assist and to build a comprehensive regional framework for the development of the information society and the knowledge economy in SADC; and to guide the SADC Member States to draft or update their corresponding national legislations.

The SADC Model Laws were adopted as framework, not as binding agreement. Ratification is not applicable.

2. The SADC Model Laws are included in the following:

   (a) None.

   (b) The National ICT Policy.

(i) To be determined on finalization of the National ICT Policy White Paper.

(ii) To be determined by the National ICT Policy White Paper.

25 August 2015 - NW2690

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

Whether (a) he, (b) his Deputy Minister and (c) any officials in his department travelled to China in the 2014-15 financial year; if so, what was the (i) purpose of each specified visit and (ii)(aa) total cost and (bb) breakdown of such costs of each specified visit?

Reply:

(a) No, and the rest of the questions fall off.

24 August 2015 - NW2778

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Beukman, Mr F to ask the Minister of Police

Whether any persons were arrested in Paarl Magisterial District in relation to public violence during protests in the period 1 April 2015 to 31 May 2015; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

On 2015-05-13, two male persons were arrested in Paarl East on charges of public violence (Paarl East CAS 223/05/2015). The matter is still appearing in the Paarl Magistrates Court.

 

 

Signed MAJOR GENERAL

ACTING DIVISIONAL COMMISSIONER: VISIBLE POLICING

S PIENAAR

Date: 31 July 2015

Reply to question NO3036E recommended

 

Signed LIEUTENANT GENERAL

DEPUTY NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: POLICING

KJ SITOLE (SOE)

Date: 3 August 2015

Agree with reply to question NO3036E

Signed GENERAL

NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

MV PHIYEGA

Date: 5 August 2015

Reply to question NO3036E approved/not approved

MINISTER OF POLICE

NPT NHLEKO, MP

Date:

24 August 2015 - NW2676

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to his reply to question 1826 on 8 June 2015, (a) why did he state that there is no record of any investigation relating to the Lesedi Biogas Project when there were two dockets opened with CAS Number 1242/09/2010 and CAS Number 63/03/2012 and (b) on what premise was the statement made?

Reply:

(a)  The initial question, question 1826, contained only the name Lesedi Biogas (Pty) Ltd, and no reference was made to any specific complainant and/or CAS Numbers, which made it impossible to detect information in this regard. The question was circulated to all the Commercial Crime Investigation Units, but due to the limited information supplied no positive feedback was received.

Mention is made of two (2) case numbers stated above, these reference numbers are incomplete as no station name is indicated where the applicable cases were allegedly registered. Therefore, the details cannot be verified.

(b)  The limited information supplied makes it impossible to establish if there are any registered cases in respect of Lesedi Biogas (Pty) Ltd.

 

24 August 2015 - NW2667

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) officer training and (b) operational procedures are in place for the protection of national key points?

Reply:

(a)  Members receive basic training and continuous in-service training through scheduled workshops with regard to National Key Points

(b)  Operational procedures are in place which pertains to:

  • Security advisory services in relation to the Minimum Physical Protection Standards for National Key Points and Strategic Installations
  • Functions and the functioning of the SAPS members within the contingency plans of all Joint Operational Committees at National Key Points.

24 August 2015 - NW2737

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Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the Minister of Police

(1)(a) How many operations targeting (i) drug dealers and/or (ii) manufacturing of drugs were carried out by the Chatsworth Police Station in the 2014-15 financial year and (b) on which dates; (2) (a) what is the total number of arrests that were made, (b) how many persons have been charged and (c) for which offences in each case; (3) how many convictions have been secured in respect of drug-related crimes?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i) & (ii) Daily operations were held by members of SAPS Chatsworth.

(1)(b)(i) & (ii) Daily operations were held between 1 April 2014 and 21 March 2015.

(2)(a) 3 082 arrests were made.

(2)(b) 3 082 suspects were charged.

(2)(c) Various cases of possession of drugs in contravention of the Dependence Producing Drugs legislation.

(3) 1 320 convictions.

24 August 2015 - NW2638

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Beukman, Mr F to ask the Minister of Police

Whether any schools falling within the jurisdiction of the Magistrates’ Court District of Paarl participate in the SA Police Service school safety programme; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The following schools, situated in the magistrate court district of Paarl, participate in the SAPS Safer School Programme:

  • Agter Groenberg Primary
  • Sittendal Primary
  • Wamakersvalley
  • Voor Groenberg Primary
  • Bergrivier Primer
  • Noorder Paarl Primer
  • Paarl School Of Skills
  • Groendal Primer
  • Newton Primary
  • Ihluumelo Primary
  • Desmund Tutu Primary
  • Iboniselo Primary
  • Mbekweni Higher
  • Langabuya Primary
  • Amstellhof Primary
  • Charleston Hill Primary
  • Dalveuda Primary
  • Groenheuwel Primary
  • Klein Nederburg Primary
  • LK Zeeman Primary
  • Magnolia Primary
  • Nederburg Secondary
  • New Orleans
  • Orleans Veil
  • Paulus Joubert Primary
  • Stellenbosch High
  • Stellenbosch Primary
  • AF Louw Primary
  • Stellenzicht High
  • Weber Gedenk Primary
  • Paul Roos Gimnasium
  • Bloemhof High
  • Rhenish High
  • Lynedoch Primary
  • Devon Valley Primary
  • Eikestad Primary
  • Rhenish Primary
  • Vlottenburg Primary
  • JJ Rhode Primary
  • St Pauls Primary
  • Kayamandi Primary
  • Kayamandi High
  • Makaphula High
  • Waldorf Private School

24 August 2015 - NW2730

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Maimane, Mr MA to ask the Minister of Police

(a) How many trips has the VIP Protection Service undertaken to transport President J G Zuma to and from his private residence in Nkandla in the (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12, (iv) 2012-13, (v) 2013-14 and (vi) 2014-2015 financial years and (b) what were the costs of the trips in each specified year?

Reply:

The information in question is confidential and cannot be provided.

24 August 2015 - NW2830

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Does his department have any programmes or measures in place to eliminate prejudice towards undocumented foreign nationals in the country’s police services; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of these measures; (2) (a) does his department currently have or (b) is planning to institute programmes within the SA Police Service to (i) educate and (ii) train police officers on the rights of undocumented foreign nationals while conducting (aa) raids and (bb) arrests; (3) did police officers undergo any type of special operational training before they participated in the Operation Fiela raids alongside the SA National Defence Force to prevent the violation and/or abuse of the human rights of foreign nationals and local citizens during the specified raids and arrests; if not, why not; if so, what type of training did they receive?

Reply:

  1. Yes. SAPS have, for example, measures in place to handle all persons in custody of the Service. The aforesaid is governed by various Standing Orders instructing the elimination of any type of prejudice towards all the categories of persons in police custody, including undocumented foreign nationals. Standing Order (G) 341 deals with the arrest and the treatment of an arrested person until such person is handed to the Community Service Centre Commander. The handling of persons in custody of the service from their arrival at the police station is outlined by Standing Order (G) 361 including that undocumented foreign Nationals are not allowed to be detained in the same cell with other persons in custody who committed other crimes.
  2. A booklet namely “Immigration and Policing Volume 4” was compiled and produced during 2011 by the SAPS Communication and Liaison Services and Division Visible Policing to sensitize and capacitate police officers regarding various contexts when police officers may interact with foreign nationals.

Senior management of SAPS has already received the booklets and will ensure the distribution thereof to all the members in due course.

3.   The Division Visible Policing has engaged with the Lawyers for Human Rights in order to capacitate the police officers in the policing of foreign nationals. It envisaged piloting the training and education to police officers in the problematic provinces first before rolling it out to the rest of the country.

24 August 2015 - NW2435

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

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

Reply:

(a) The Department of Small Business Development did not spend any amount on advertising in (i) Sowetan and (ii) Daily Sun since its inception.

(b) The Small Enterprise Finance Agency (sefa)

Sefa did not spend any amount on advertising in (i) Sowetan and (ii) Daily Sun in the (aa) 2012-13 financial year.

Sefa spent R45 280 and R48 963 on advertising in (i) Sowetan and (ii) Daily Sun in (bb) 2013-14 financial year respectively.

Sefa did not spend any amount on advertising in (i) Sowetan and (ii) Daily Sun in the (cc) 2014-15 financial year.

(b) The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda)

Seda spent R421 309.80 and R821 370 on advertising in (i) Sowetan and (ii) Daily Sun in the (aa) 2012-13 financial year respectively.

Seda spent R271 351.66 and R194 438.40 on advertising in (i) Sowetan and (ii) Daily Sun in the (bb) 2013-14 financial year respectively.

Seda spent R204 070.60 and R239 260.18 on advertising in (i) Sowetan and (ii) Daily Sun in the (cc) 2014-15 financial year respectively.

24 August 2015 - NW2337

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)Whether it is (a) fair and (b) reasonable for her department to have placed only 3,866 work seekers in registered employment opportunities, considering that there are over five million unemployed South Africans who are seeking employment; (2) Whether this exemplifies the failure of the current system?

Reply:

(1) I have no idea where the Honourable Member gets the figure that he is quoting as according to the records at my disposal, a total of 14 634 work seekers were placed as at the end of June 2015.

(2) Not relevant

24 August 2015 - NW2789

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, in keeping with section 206 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, he has fully and consistently engaged with provincial governments to allow each province to implement policies requisite to each province’s specific policing needs and priorities in order to enable each specified province to fight crime successfully and efficiently; if not, why not; if so, what are the (a) relevant details and (b) successful outcomes thereof?

Reply:

A consolidated report will follow soon as the information required is still being consolidated.

24 August 2015 - NW2582

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether, with reference to a Compensation Fund claim by a certain person (name and details furnished), (a) the specified claim has been processed and (b) compensation has been paid to the specified person; if not, why not in each case; if so, what are the relevant details of the compensation paid to the person?

Reply:

The claim has been processed and a total temporary disablement (TTD) of 75% amounting to R69 278.91 has been approved and authorised for payment. The Compensation Fund is busy capturing the permanent disablement (PD) pension of 60% which he will receive for the rest of his life. The client’s pension will be paid in arrears from the date of stabilisation.

In addition the Compensation Fund has accepted liability meaning all medical costs associated to this claim will be borne by the Fund.

24 August 2015 - NW2799

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Msimang, Prof CT to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What steps has his department taken to abolish the use of social networks by inmates which pose serious security risks in prisons?

Reply:

In order to provide a comprehensive response, the Department has maintained its policy of not allowing unauthorised communication devices which give the use primary access to such applications as Facebook, Twitter etc.

The Department continues to take various steps to prevent or reduce the use of unauthorized communication devices within Correctional Centres. These steps include the following:

  • The launching of a Back-2-Basics security campaign aimed at reasserting the importance of basic security measures and competencies such as searching of persons and goods.
  • The searching of inmate cells and belongings sporadically (at extraordinary times) to find and remove unauthorized communication devices that may have entered the Correctional facilities.
  • The installation of cell-phone detection systems in various Correctional Centres to assist officials in the identification and removal of unauthorized communication devices. Cell-phone detection systems are currently in the process of being installed at 39 Correctional Centres.
  • The Department is also in the process of installing 14 body scanners at 7 Correctional Centres to further assist officials.
  • The Department has initiated a process of engagement with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to explore various technical and/or legal solutions – including but not limited to cell-phone jamming.
  • The DCS is part of an inter-departmental process exploring technical counter-measures in part responding to gangs as a security threat group. This is a conscious effort to partner with other state law enforcement agencies in finding sustainable solutions to the holistic challenges (including integrity management of personnel).

24 August 2015 - NW2585

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

Does she intend to set up a forum involving her department, the Department of Basic Education, the Department of Higher Education and Training and the business community to address (a) the skills shortages experienced throughout the country and (b) the alleged failure of the education system to produce a suitably skilled labour force?

Reply:

I have no plans to set up a forum of the nature suggested by the Hon Member. Matters relating to supply of skilled labour in the country are dealt with in the National Skills Authority established in terms of the Skills Development Act and the Human Resources Development Council and chaired by the Deputy President.

24 August 2015 - NW2643

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Molebatsi, Ms MA to ask the Minister of Police

(a) How many persons who were previously enlisted in the SA Police Service (SAPS) will be recruited in the re-enlistment drive from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019, (b) how will this affect the approved personnel establishment of the SAPS and (c) why will the re-enlisted personnel be appointed only on the rank of lieutenant and below regardless of their previous rank?

Reply:

(a)   The National Commissioner approved a re-enlistment process of former members for the 2015/2016 financial year to address the service terminations experienced by the South African Police Service. This is an exercise specific for this financial year only and whether it goes on until 2019 cannot be determined at this stage. The posts for re-enlistment were externally advertised during June 2015 and a total of 3187 applications were received nationally. These applications are currently under consideration and as announced by the National Commissioner only former members with a consistent track record of good performance, disciplinary and attendance record will be re-enlisted. Furthermore former members must have no criminal record and/or criminal cases pending. The number that will be finally recruited/re-enlisted cannot be determined at this stage as they are being subjected to the different standards and criteria for re-enlistment.

(b)   The re-enlistment process of former members will be accommodated in vacant posts in terms of the approved funded fixed establishment of the South African Police Service.

(c)  Re-enlistments will only be considered on the rank of Lieutenant due to budgetary constraints and to allow for the progression of SAPS internal members to higher ranks who are due for promotion.

24 August 2015 - NW2738

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Kalyan, Ms SV to ask the Minister of Police

(1)(a) How many operations targeting (i) drug dealers and/or (ii) manufacturing of drugs were carried out by the Phoenix Police Station in the 2014-15 financial year and (b) on which dates; (2) (a) what is the total number of arrests that were made, (b) how many persons have been charged and (c) for which offences in each case; (3) how many convictions have been secured in respect of drug-related crimes?

Reply:

  1. The station has conducted one hundred and sixty one (161) operations targeting drug dealers in the 2014/15 financial year as per bellow dates:

2014-05-05, 2014-05-14, 2014-05-15, 2014-05-27, 2014-06-03, 2014-06-12, 2014-06-21, 2014-06-23, 2014-06-24, 2014-07-01, 2014-07-02, 2014-07-21, 2014-08-07, 2014-08-15, 2014-08-18, 2014-09-15, 2014-09-16, 2014-10-27, 2014-12-10, 2014-12-22, 2015-01-12, 2015-01-12, 2015-01-15, 2015-01-17, 2015-01-18, 2015-01-21, 2015-01-23, 2015-01-25, 2015-01-26, 2015-01-30, 2015-02-01, 2015-02-02, 2015-02-07, 2015-02-10, 2015-02-11, 2015-02-14, 2015-02-15, 2015-02-17, 2015-02-18, 2015-02-26, 2015-03-02, 2015-03-06, 2015-03-08, 2015-03-12, 2015-03-14, 2015-03-15, 2015-03-19, 2015-03-22

2.  During the operation there were two thousand one hundred and thirty eight (2138) arrests and one hundred and sixty three (163) persons charged for dealing with drugs.

3.   There were two thousand two hundred and sixty (2260) convictions secured during the operations in respect of drug related crimes.

 

 

24 August 2015 - NW2733

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)On what date was the tender contract for the supply of tablet computers across public schools in Gauteng awarded to two certain companies (names furnished); (2) were the funds for the tender award made available from the national budget or from Gauteng’s provincial education department budget; (3) will she provide a copy of the record of the decision made in awarding the tender contract?

Reply:

 

  1. The tender contract was awarded to Hauwei through the Gauteng Department of Finance.
  2. The funds were from the Gauteng Department of Finance.
  3. Please see the above response.

24 August 2015 - NW2641

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Beukman, Mr F to ask the Minister of Police

Whether his department envisages to appoint a permanent Station Commander for the Belhar Police Station in the foreseeable future; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The post of a Station Commander was advertised internally within SAPS for appointment/ promotion on 2015-02-13 which was later withdrawn due to not enough applicants received. The post was re-advertised on 2015-06-15 and the selection process is still conducted. Currently there is an acting incumbent in the post to ensure that service delivery is not hampered.

24 August 2015 - NW2923

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Basic Education

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

Reply:

  1. Department of Basic Education does not meet the full 2% employment equity target set by Government for persons with disabilities. The disability rate within the Department of Basic Education is currently 1.7%.

(2)(a) This is due to retirement and resignations in this category. It has also been found that in some instances officials with disabilities does not want to be categorised as such.

24 August 2015 - NW2829

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Does his department have any statistical information on how many (a) court cases and (b) resultant convictions were made in relation to the outbreak of violent xenophobic attacks in (i) 2008 and (ii) more recently in 2015? NW 3302 E

Reply:

(a) and (b) I wish to inform the Honourable Member that the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has limited statistical information in relation to the court cases and resultant convictions made in relation to the violent attacks against foreign nationals in 2008 and 2015. The reason for this is that there is no specific crime category prosecuted or recorded in official data bases relating to “violent xenophobic attacks”. Crimes committed in this regard are therefore normally crimes such as assaults or murders where the victims are foreign nationals. These cases are thus recorded as normal crimes in terms of the SAPS CAS system and the court registers. Limited manual recording of such incidents and cases were dealt with during 2008. During 2015 more detailed capturing of statistics are being done by the South African Police Service and the National Prosecution Authority under auspices of the Justice Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster and its NATJOINTS Sub-Committee, and this is reported through the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC: Migration) dealing with Migration issues..

(i) 2008 incidents:

With regard to the 2008 incidents relating to foreign nationals, the department recorded that arrests led to 597 such cases going to court from May 2008. To monitor what happened to these cases, an investigation at the end of October 2009, revealed that 218 of these cases were withdrawn (for various reasons, but in many instances because the witnesses became missing or left the country), 159 of these cases were finalised with a verdict (98 guilty, 61 not guilty), 9 cases were still partly-heard, 75 cases were still to be tried and in 77 cases, further investigation was still being finalised, whilst 27 warrants of arrest were also issued. These matters were part of the normal court rolls at that stage and no further specific monitoring records were kept in relation to these matters.

(ii) 2015 incidents:

According to an IMC press release in May 2015, it was indicated that there were eighty-seven (87) cases, eighty-three (83) of which were postponed for further investigation and four (4) that had been finalized. Of this, three cases resulted in convictions and one case was finalized through Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism (mediation).

As at the end of July 2015, the statistics changed as follows: there were a total of a hundred and ten (110) such cases, of which seven (7) had been withdrawn or struck off the roll, six (6) had been finalized and ninety-seven (97) had not yet been finalized. Of the six (6) cases finalized, there were four (4) convictions, one (1) nolle prosequi (decision not to prosecute) and one (1) finalized through Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism (mediation).

It can be noted that the IMC: Immigration on a regular basis briefs the country on these issues through media briefings. A further media briefing indicating progress in dealing with the issues relating to Foreign Nationals, including the cases finalized, will follow soon (on 22 August 2015).

Background information:

In terms of the breakdown of the 2008 incidents, the 597 cases can be disaggregated per crime category (charges) as follows:

Public Violence                 

112

Housebreaking 

107

Attempted robbery/robbery

96

Murder / attempted murder

62

Theft

58

Malicious Damage to Property

36

Assault/ GBH

31

Intimidation

22

Armed robbery

22

House robbery

11

Arson

9

Rape / attempted rape

8

Business robbery

6

Other crimes

17

Total

597

24 August 2015 - NW2779

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Beukman, Mr F to ask the Minister of Police

Whether any persons were arrested in Paarl Magisterial District in relation to xenophobic violence in the period 1 April 2015 to 31 May 2015; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

On Tuesday 2014-04-28 at about 12:45, at 346 Akkerlaan, Lanquedoc (ACE Shop) there was a fight between a member of the public known as Given Benans and a Somalian shop owner. Given stabbed the shop owner Ahmed Hussen Ahmed in his head where after the shop owner stabbed him back with his own knife.

After this incident, a group of ± 10 people broke the front door and windows and looting the shop and looted a large amount of groceries from the shop.

Given Benans was transported to Stellenbosch hospital by ambulance.

A case of Public Violence was opened as per Groot Drakenstein CAS 134/04/2015 and four suspects were arrested. One of which was later released.

Case was transferred to the Provincial Detectives for investigation and was remanded to 2015/07/30 at the Magistrates Court in Paarl. (Court case no FH269/15).

As far as can be established, this is the only case related to attacks on foreigners in this district.

 

 

 

Signed MAJOR GENERAL

ACTING DIVISIONAL COMMISSIONER: VISIBLE POLICING

S PIENAAR

Date: 31 July 2015

Reply to question NO3037E recommended

 

Signed LIEUTENANT GENERAL

DEPUTY NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: POLICING

KJ SITOLE (SOE)

Date: 3 August 2015

Agree with reply to question NO3037E

Signed GENERAL

NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

MV PHIYEGA

Date: 5 August 2015

Reply to question NO3037E approved/not approved

MINISTER OF POLICE

NPT NHLEKO, MP

Date:

24 August 2015 - NW2894

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Maluleke, Ms B to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What plans does she have in place to address the challenges that teachers face in public schools, particularly in rural areas and to ensure quality education?

Reply:

The provisioning of teachers to rural areas is a chronic challenge that the Department is continuously addressing. The difficulty to attract and retain teachers can be attributed to unfavourable living conditions in such areas which includes poor access to certain basic services, facilities and amenities. The challenge becomes more acute when considering scarce skill areas such as mathematics, physical science, and technology (MST).

Over the years, the Department has used various interventions which include the recruitment and retention incentives in the form of the policy on incentives for teachers; the recruitment of foreign educators qualified in MST areas; and to encourage provinces to appoint Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme graduates in posts at rural schools.

The Department is in the process of reviewing the policy on incentives for teachers to address some of the policy gaps that currently exist. The aim is to ensure that the policy begins to mitigate the unfavourable conditions that make it difficult to attract and retain teachers in rural areas. This will include, in addition to the existing monetary incentives, provisioning of accommodation; transport; and other non-monetary incentives including easier access to professional development opportunities.

24 August 2015 - NW2794

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Alberts, Adv A to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Whether any unit connected with the SA Police Service (SAPS) has conducted an investigation into the amounts received by (a) a certain person (name furnished) and (b) two officials of the Local Organising Committee for Fifa’s 2010 Soccer World Cup Tournament from (i) Fifa, (ii) the Government and/or (iii) any other person or persons connected to Fifa, which allegedly were not declared by the specified persons and on which no tax was paid; if so, as regards this investigation, (aa) when was it conducted, (bb) by whom was it led, (cc) when was it finalised and (dd) whether any recommendation was made to prosecute a person or persons in this regard; (2) whether, arising from the specified investigation by the Special Tax Unit of the National Prosecuting Authority, a decision has been taken to prosecute a person or persons; if not, who took the decision to institute actions; (3) whether (a) any steps were taken to prosecute a person or persons and (b) this action was followed through; if not, why not; if so, what was the end result of the case; (4) whether he will investigate such allegations?

Reply:

(1)(a) Yes, the Anti-Corruption Task Team (ACTT) is investigating this case.

(1)(b)(i) Yes.

(1)(b)(ii) Unknown at this stage.

(1)(b)(iii) Unknown at this stage.

(1)(aa) Unknown.

(1)(bb) Unknown.

(1)(cc) Unknown.

(1)(dd) Unknown.

(2) Not applicable

(2) Not applicable

(3) Not applicable

24 August 2015 - NW2644

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Ramatlakane, Mr L to ask the Minister of Police

(1)With reference to the Marikana Commission of Inquiry Report and the number of cases in which persons were murdered in the run-up to the Marikana massacre, what steps have been taken by his department to bring the offenders to book; (2) whether any progress has been made in these specified cases since the release of the specified report; if not, (a) why not and (b) what are the relevant details; if so, what (i) progress has been made with the investigation and (ii) departmental action is contemplated?

Reply:

  1. Six (6) cases of murder have been investigated prior to the Marikana incident. Three (3) of these cases were in court on 4 August 2015 and are remanded to 22 October 2015 for the parties to study the contents of the released report. One (1) other case will be in court on 6 August 2015 and will also be remanded to 22 October 2015. Two (2) other cases are with the Director for Public Prosecutions for decision on Prosecution. There was an agreement between the Investigation Team, the Chairperson of the Farlam Commission and the Evidence Leaders that the investigation of all six cases be placed on hold until the release of the report by the Commission. The investigation of these six cases has now resumed.
  2. Yes, progress has been made.

         (a) Not applicable

         (b) Not applicable

(i)  Four cases are on the court roll and two cases are with the Director of Public Prosecution of North West for a decision on prosecution.

(ii)  The investigations conducted thus far, has not produced any evidence of misconduct on the part of any SAPS member, and therefore no departmental action is contemplated at this stage.

24 August 2015 - NW2664

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Redelinghuys, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Whether, with reference to his reply to question 2320 on 19 June 2015, (a) he or (b) his department has had any engagement with affected (i) individuals or (ii) groups regarding the Bophuthatswana Pension Fund; if so, in each case, (aa) with whom, (bb) when did such engagement(s) take place and (cc) what issues were raised; (2) whether he intends to investigate the alleged irregularities; if not, why not?

Reply:

(1)(2) No. The Government Pensions Administration Agency has confirmed that there has been no alleged loss regarding Bophuthatswana Pension change since the last response on 19 June 2015. As such, there are no engagements or investigations that have taken place.

24 August 2015 - NW2679

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to his reply to question 2710 on 9 November 2010, (a) what was the outcome of the relevant court case and (b) who were the officers involved in the arrest?

Reply:

(a) Edenvale CAS 316/08/2010 – The case against the accused was withdrawn in court.

(b) Sergeant MS Selomane.

24 August 2015 - NW2639

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Beukman, Mr F to ask the Minister of Police

Whether any schools falling within the jurisdiction of the Magistrates’ Court District of Stellenbosch participate in the SA Police Service school safety programme; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The following schools in the Magistrates Court district of Stellenbosch participate in the SAPS Safer school Programme:

  • Stellenbosch High
  • Stellenbosch Primary
  • Stellenzicht High
  • Weber Gedenk Primary
  • Paul Roos Gimnasium
  • Bloemhof High
  • Rhenisch High
  • Lynedoch Primary
  • Eikestad Primary
  • Rhenisch Primary
  • Vlottenburg Primary
  • JJ Rhode Primary
  • ST Pauls Primary
  • Kayamandi High
  • Kayamandi Primary
  • Makaphula High
  • Waldorf Private School

24 August 2015 - NW2976

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Boshoff, Ms H to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)(a) How many Kha Ri Gude centres are registered with the provincial education departments, (b) what amount was budgeted for rental in the (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14 and (iii)2014-15 financial years in respect of each province and district and (c) what is the estimated rental for (i) 2015-16 and (ii) 2016-17 financial years in respect of each province and district; (2) (a) what was the stipend budget amount for registered educators or volunteers for the (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14 and (iii) 2014-15 financial years and (b) what are the estimated costs of stipends for the (i) 2015-16 and (ii) 2016-17 financial years in respect of each province and district?

Reply:

(1) The Kha Ri Gude Mass Literacy Campaign is managed nationally by the Department of Basic Education. Kha Ri Gude motto is: “Kha Ri Gude - wherever you are” Therefore learning sites are organized by volunteers and classes are therefore held in churches, schools, community halls, garages or homes of volunteers and learners etc. The Department does not pay rental for these venues and hence it is not possible to provide any figures. The budget is utilized mainly for the stipends and learner and volunteer materials and stationery.

(2) (a) (i) (ii) (iii)

The table below represents the actual stipends paid per province for the 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15 financial years. Unfortunately the information is not available per district as the project is managed nationally at the Department of Basic Education.

(b) (i) (ii)

The table below represents the estimated costs of stipends per province for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 financial years. Unfortunately the information is not available per district as the project is managed nationally at the Department of Basic Education.

24 August 2015 - NW2875

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

(1)How many residents were serviced by the Norkem Park Police station as at (a) 1 April 1994 and (b) 1 April 2015; (2) how many service patrol vehicles were available to patrol the service area as at (a) 1 April 1994 and (b) 1 April 2015; (3) what was the human resource allocation for each (a) section and/or (b) division as at (i) 1 April 1994 and (ii) 1 April 2015; (4) what was the finance budget allocation as at (a) 1 April 1994 and (b) 1 April 2015?

Reply:

(1)(a) The information is not available. It was previously dealt with and kept by the Area Commissioners’ offices.

(1)(b) 73 249

(2)(a) 4

(2)(b) 12

(3)(a)

VISPOL

DETECTIVES

SUPPORT

39

20

11

(3)(b)

VISPOL

DETECTIVES

SUPPORT

67

38

31

(4)(a) Not available. The Polfin System can only draw the information from 2003/2004.

(4)(b) R3 506 842

24 August 2015 - NW2642

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Ramatlakane, Mr L to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to his reply to oral question 18 on 5 March 2015, will the specified police co-operation agreement lead to a multilateral agreement between the specified countries; if not, (a) how will the police co-operation agreement receive sufficient resources to neutralise the rhino poaching threat, (b) will the governments of the specified countries sign a supporting Memorandum of Understanding for effective policing in the interim and (c) what will be done to facilitate the deployment of more resources; if so, (i) how long will it take to finalise the specified agreement and (ii) will the finalisation of the specified agreement enable the specified countries to deploy resources in the prevention and integrated strategy?

Reply:

(a)  As mentioned in my previous reply, there is already a multi-lateral police cooperation agreement in place which has been in existence for a number of years. Both Mozambique and Zimbabwe are, as pointed out previously, party to this agreement. Under the auspices of this agreement, the South African Police Service, the Mozambican Police and the South African National Parks meet frequently to discuss operational issues and to put in place operational plans in order to jointly combat rhino poaching. This type of cooperation and interaction is also possible, under the auspices of the multi-lateral agreement, with the relevant authorities in any of the countries in the region which are party to the agreement.

(b)  An interim Memorandum of Understanding is therefore not required, as cooperation is already taking place on the basis of the existing multi-lateral agreement and the frequent operational interaction referred to above.

(c)  Through the frequent interaction and consequential operational plans which arise therefrom, the resources required to address the scourge of rhino poaching are determined and sourced from the relevant entities mentioned in paragraph (a) above.

24 August 2015 - NW2699

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Baker, Ms TE to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether (a) he, (b) his Deputy Ministers and (c) any officials in his department travelled to China in the 2014-15 financial year; if so, what was the (i) purpose of each specified visit and (ii)(aa) total cost and (bb) breakdown of such costs of each specified visit?

Reply:

(a) Yes,

(b) No,

(c) Yes.

(i)  The purposes of the visits were to share experiences and international best practice in the functional areas of land reform and rural development, as well as skills development for youth in business.

(ii) (aa) Total: R4 019168.25

(bb)

  • Visit 1: To the People’s Republic of China from 27 October to 01 November 2014: R263 089.25
  • Visit 2 : ( 24 October – 02 November 2014) : 42 member deligation including 10 officials : R1 109 570
  • Visit 3 ( 22 March – 06 April 2014 ) 52 member deligation including 11 officials : R1 356 849
  • Visit 4 : ( 22 August—07 September 2014 ) 42 -member delegation including 11 officials: R1 289 660

24 August 2015 - NW2783

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Ramatlakane, Mr L to ask the Minister of Police

(1)With reference to his reply to question 2391 on 7 July 2015, what is the current progress that his department has made with regard to the Investigation Case Docket Management Systems; (2) whether (a) detective and (b) intelligence-led investigations produce the desired results with regard to the increase of (i) quality dockets and (ii) the conviction rate; if not, why not; if so, what (aa) training programme he intends to introduce and (bb) are the further relevant details?

Reply:

  1. The Investigation Case Docket Management System (ICDMS) functionality has been implemented at 711 police stations since inception. These figures reflect the status as on 2015-07-30.

The breakdown per Province is as follows:

PROVINCE

TOTAL

Eastern Cape

58

Free State

61

Gauteng

138

KwaZulu-Natal

102

Limpopo

58

Mpumalanga

76

North West

52

Northern Cape

43

Western Cape

123

TOTAL

711

(2)(a) & (b) (i) & (ii) Yes, detective- and intelligence-led investigations are producing the desired results with regard to the increase of quality dockets and the conviction rate.

(2)(aa) The detective-and intelligence-led training programmes introduced to increase the quality of dockets and the conviction rate for 2014/2015 financial year are:

COURSE

TRAINED MEMBERS

DETECTIVE COURSES

 

IDENTIFICATION OF EXPLOSIVES/EXPLOSIVE DEVICES

283

BASIC FINANCIAL INVESTIGATION PRACTICE

0

HARMFUL OCCULT RELATED CRIME LP

21

FIREARM INVESTIGATION COURSE

13

VEHICLE CRIME INVESTIGATORS COURSE

60

STOCK THEFT LEARNING PROGRAMME

79

PSYCHOLOGICALLY MOTIVATED CRIME REFRESHER WORKSHOP

22

FAMILY VIOLANCE SEXUAL OFFENCES AND CHILD PROTEC

194

INTRODUCTION TO FRAUD INVESTIGATIONS

51

FORENSIC SOCIAL WORK REPORT WRITING

57

RESOLVING OF CRIME SKILLS PROGRAMME 1

1485

STATEMENT TAKING FOR DETECTIVE

219

CYBER FORENSICS FIRST RESPONDER L/P

39

INTRODUCING THE CHILD WITNESS

32

PROCUREMENT FRAUD INVESTIGATIONS

0

COUNTER TERRORISM INVESTIGATORS COURSE

44

SERIOUS AND VIOLENT CRIMES INVESTIGATION

51

SEX OFFENDER IN CHILD ABUSE CASES

0

PSYCHOLOGICALLY MOTIVATED CRIME COURSE

0

EVALUATING THE EVIDENCE OF CHILDREN

0

COMMERCIAL CRIME FOR LEANING PROGRAMME

101

ORGANISED CRIME INVESTIGATORS

45

BASIC CRIME INVESTIGATIVE PRACTICE

841

BASIC FRAUD INVESTIGATORS COURSE

271

INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC RELATED CRIME SCENE LP

36

STATEMENT TAKING FROM A CHILD :FORENSIC SOCIAL WORKER

60

CIRCULATION SYSTEM

16

CAS COURSE(F): INVESTIGATION PERSONNEL

694

CAS COURSE(G): INVESTIGATION COMMAND PERSONNEL

54

CIRCULATION COURSE-VEHICLES-PERSONS-GOODS-STOCK

1853

CIRCULATION SYSTEM : ENQUIRY WANTED PERSONS

33

BASIC FORENSIC TOXIC0LOGY FOR INVESTIGATORS

80

NATIONAL PHOTO IMAGE SYSTEM

716

CIRCULATION SYSTEM:ENQUIRIES VEHICLES (CV-PROFILES

528

E-DOCKET

301

PREPARING CHILDREN FOR COURT

67

BASIC CRIME SCENE MANAGEMENT

353

INFORMERS HANDLING COURSE

443

INVESTIGATING INTERVIEWING

286

IDENTITY PARADE

379

POINTING OUT

206

BIODIVERSITY CRIME SPECIALISED TRAINING

30

SAPS 6 AND DOCKET PROGRESS SYSTEM LEARNING PROGRAM

95

SEXUAL OFFENCES COURSE FOR INVESTIGATING OFFICERS

952

DETECTIVE COMMADERS LEARNING PRIGRAMME

352

CRIME INTELLIGENCE COURSES

 

BASIC VETTING COURSE

15

CI : UNDERCOVER OPERATIONS COURSE

74

COUNTER INTELLIGENCE COURSE

16

TEXTCHART & CHART EXPLORER

10

INKWAZI SYSTEM LEARNING PROGRAMME

331

OPERATIONAL ANALYST COURSE

100

ADVANCE POLIGRAPHY TRAINING

0

BORDER SECURITY CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT - LAND

0

CAS COURSE(N): CRIME INTELLIGENCE OFFICE

0

COMPUTER SECURITY+

0

GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM

108

HIGH ANGLE COURSE 1 AND 2

0

IBM i2 IBASE USER TRAINING COURSE

0

INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS MANAGEMENT COURSE

0

IP GRANATE

0

MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS ASSOCIATE (MCSA)

0

MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SYSTEMS ENGINEER (MCSE)

0

RADIO ELECTRONIC TRAINING

0

RADIO INSTALLATION

0

STRATEGIC ANALYST COURSE

0

CIRCULATION COURSE

16

CIRCULATION COURSE-VEHICLE/PERSON/GOODS/STOCK

1853

N+ COMPUTER COURSE

0

A+ COMPUTER COURSE

0

CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORK ASSOCIATE (CCNA)

0

SECURITY RISK CRISIS MANAGEMENT

1

CRIME INFORMATION ANALYSIS LEARNING PROGRAM

108

CRIME INTELLIGENCE GATHERING COURSE

312

BASIC SURVEILIANCE ASSISTANT

0

ORGANISED CRIME THREAT ANAYSIS (OCTA)

0

HUMAN INTELLIGENCE TRADECRAFT LEARNING PROGRAMME

19

SURVEILLANCE COURSE

0

ANALYST NOTEBOOK

20

IBASE DATA CAPTURING

0

INTELLISHARE EXPLORER AND CAPTURE

0

ANACAPA

0

IBASE USER COURSE

0

(2)(bb) Comparing the 1st quarter of the 2015/2016 financial year with the 1st quarter of the 2014/2015 financial year, there is a decrease in the not guilty verdicts in court.

24 August 2015 - NW2807

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

Whether, given the large-scale exploitation of the Blacktip Shark, Bronze Whaler Shark and Dusky Shark in South Africa’s fishing waters and the lack of scientific research available on the sustainability of the specified species, she will consider granting protection in the interim through regulation that the specified species may not be caught or landed within all marine protected areas along the South African coastline?

Reply:

The Blacktip Shark, Bronze Whaler Shark and Dusky Shark are commercially exploited species in South Africa and are caught in a permitted shark fishery. The management of fishing effort and fishing quotas is a function of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), which undertakes research in support of shark fishery management. DAFF are best suited to provide additional detail on the management objectives for these species.

.

South Africa’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are currently used to provide additional protection to exploited fish species, including sharks, either by prohibiting all exploitation of marine resources or restricting some exploitation activities. MPAs cannot be regarded as a primary fishery management tool as the current network covers less than 1% of South Africa’s Exclusive Economic Zone and MPAs are unevenly distributed between the different eco-regions. Additional MPAs are currently being considered through the Operation Phakisa processes and these will contribute to overall increase in the protection of marine biodiversity.

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24 August 2015 - NW2691

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Police

Whether (a) he, (b) his Deputy Minister and (c) any officials in his department travelled to China in the 2014-15 financial year; if so, what was the (i) purpose of each specified visit and (ii)(aa) total cost and (bb) breakdown of such costs of each specified visit?

Reply:

(c)(i)(ii)(aa)(bb)

The information in respect of SAPS officials is attached.

24 August 2015 - NW2782

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Ramatlakane, Mr L to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with reference to the Portfolio Committee’s 2015-16 budget hearing and recommendation, his department has undertaken target reviews to adhere to the committee’s resolution on upwards adjustments; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The process of reviewing targets, particularly those highlighted by the Portfolio Committee on Police during the budget vote hearings, is currently underway and aligned to the planning processes and dictates that are outlined in the National Treasury Framework for Strategic Plans and Annual Performance Plans. The revised Annual Performance Plan and targets will be submitted to the Committee during the budget vote hearing process.

24 August 2015 - NW1985

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Chance, Mr R to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

(1)What interaction has (a) she and/or (b) her department had with a certain company (Simodisa) (2) what was the outcome of such interaction?

Reply:

(1) (a) The Minister has not formally met with the Simodisa Company. The Minister only met informally with the company on the margins of another engagement.

(b) The Department of Small Business Development has never had any interaction with the Simodisa Company.

24 August 2015 - NW2803

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Esterhuizen, Mr JA to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether, given the massive outcry and local and/or international indignation at the country’s continued support of the practice of canned lion hunting, the devastating effect of this practice on the country’s image as a sanctuary for the Big 5 of African wildlife and possible deleterious effects the specified practice can have on the country’s tourism, he intends to engage his counterparts in the Departments of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Environmental Affairs on passing legislation to ban this barbaric practice; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

South Africa does not support canned lion hunting. The prohibition is provided for through the National Environmental Management Act (Act No 10 of 2014), which is implemented by the Department of Environmental Affairs. We believe that responsible citizenship would also assist in preventing such occurrences. All known cases of canned lion hunting should therefore be reported to the law enforcement agencies. Discussions with the Ministers of Environmental Affairs and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have not taken place.

24 August 2015 - NW2797

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Msimang, Prof CT to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)Whether the paperless education system that was launched in Gauteng took into consideration the needs and challenges of blind students and students with poor vision; if not, (2) how will her department assist blind students and students with poor vision to adapt to the specified system?

Reply:

 

  1. Yes, the Department has taken into consideration the needs and challenges of blind learners and learners with poor vision by procuring the latest technology which is user-friendly and audible to support effective learning and teaching in special schools. In addition, the appropriate e-copies of Learning and Teaching Support Materials (LTSM) have also been procured to ensure adequate resources to support learners with special needs. Additional training has been provided to educators to be able to use the provided equipment to the optimal level.
  2. Please see the response above.

24 August 2015 - NW2891

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Ramatlakane, Mr L to ask the Minister of Police

Whether his department is planning to buy a fleet of vehicles which is appropriate and high-powered for the ever-fast and changing nature of syndicates and/or criminals that target rhinos in the Kruger National Park; if not, why not; if so, (a) when is the specified fleet going to be delivered, (b) will such delivery meet the planned requirements and (c) what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(a & b) With regard to the DPCI, Provincial and Component Heads are afforded the opportunity to make a choice as to procure a vehicle that will be most suitable for the specific environment including for declared priorities. DPCI has procured high end, high performance vehicles which will suit the specific high priority investigations.

The Division Detective Service, specifically the Stock Theft and Endangered Species unit, are the custodians of investigations on level one to three and it is necessary to have a suitable fleet and not necessarily a high powered fleet. It is important to be able to reach poaching scenes to start a proper investigation. The fleet of vehicles utilized currently fulfils the needs as it was identified with the input of all role-players. A fleet of the suitable vehicles have been delivered and is already being utilized in the Kruger National Park. The needs are monitored throughout and if the fleet needs to be increased it will be done. The current fleet does meet the planned requirements.

(c)  With regard to the DPCI, the following vehicles have been allocated to the Organised Crime environment, specifically Endangered Species.

 

ENDANGERD SPECIES

NO

SAP NO

REG NO

ENGINE NO

VEHICLE TYPE

1

BRR100B

YCC645 GP

AFX086006

VW CITI SPORTS

2

BSG263B

BF21SXGP

F9QP872C072674

RENAULT MEGANE 1.9 TDI

3

BSZ916B

CL23PLGP

KA24965533Z

NISSAN HARDBODY

4

BSF705B

BF21KPGP

F18D4116335KA

CHEVROLET CRUZE

5

BNT295B

RSK295GP

VG33707785X

NISSAN HARDBODY 3.3I

With regard to Detective Service, the relevant details are as follows:

VEHICLES

DK 54 RF GP

BTK 230 B

Nissan Hardbody d/cab

DL 95 CW GP

BTM 820 B

Toyota Landcruiser d/cab

DN 89 ZN GP

BTN 757 B

Toyota Landcruiser d/cab

DN 90 DN GP

BTN 752 B

Toyota Landcruiser d/cab

DGS 395 L

BTN 891 B

Toyota Landcruiser d/cab

Registering on 2015-07-31

BTM 928 B

Toyota Hilux d/cab 4x4

     

ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES

DGP 452 L

BTN 053 B

Linhai

FCP 239 EC

BRB 591 B

Yamaha Rhino

BRD 592 B

BRD 592 B

Yamaha Rhino

24 August 2015 - NW2717

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)In respect of each (a) province and (b) district, how many (i) Dinaledi schools existed in the 2014 academic year, (ii) non-substantive (aa) mathematics and (bb) physical science teaching posts funded by the Dinaledi grant existed in the Dinaledi schools and (iii) of such posts (aa) no longer exist or (bb) are funded via the maths, science and technology grant; (2) why she considered it acceptable that the posts funded by the Dinaledi grant could be forfeited; (3) what action has her department taken to maximise the number of teachers (a) who were employed in the Dinaledi posts and (b) whose services were terminated and have now been taken up in substantive posts?

Reply:

(1)(a)

Province

Number of Schools

EC

60

FS

36

GP

103

KZN

88

LP

51

MP

46

NC

17

NW

51

WC

48

TOTAL

500

 

(1)(b)

EASTERN CAPE

Butterworth

5

Cofimvaba

5

Dutywa

4

East London

2

King Williams Town

3

Lady Frere

2

Libode

5

Lusikisiki

8

Maluti

4

Mbizana

2

Mt Fletcher

4

Mt Frere

1

Mthatha

7

Ngcobo

3

Qumbu

3

Sterkspruit

1

Uitenhage

1

FREE STATE

 Motheo

1

Fezile Dabi

4

Harrismith

1

Lejweleputswa

5

Motheo

10

Sasolburg

1

Thabo Mafutsanyana

12

Welkom

1

Xhariep

1

GAUTENG

Ekurhuleni North

7

Ekurhuleni South

5

Ekurhuleni West

6

Gauteng East

5

Gauteng North

2

Gauteng West

7

Jhb Central

7

Jhb East

14

Jhb North

7

Jhb South

2

Jhb West

4

Johannesburg South

1

Johannesburg West

3

Sedibeng East

2

Sedibeng West

7

Tshwane North

8

Tshwane South

13

Tshwane West

3

KWAZULU - NATAL

Amajuba

13

Ilembe

3

Pinetown

10

Sisonke

5

Ugu

7

Umgungundlovu

6

Umkhanyakude

5

Umlazi

15

Umzinyathi

2

Uthukela

2

Uthungulu

10

Zululand

9

LIMPOPO

Capricorn

16

Greater Sekhukhune

6

Mopani

6

Vhembe

20

Waterberg

3

MPUMALANGA

Ehlanzeni

14

Gert Sibande

13

Nkangala

15

Bohlabela

4

NORTHERN CAPE

Francis Baard

6

Siyanda

2

Namaqua

2

Pixley Ka Seme

3

Kgalagadi

4

NORTH WEST

Bojanala

21

Dr. K.Kaunda

10

Dr. R. S. Mompati

9

Ngaka Modiri Molema

11

WESTERN CAPE

Cape Winelands

5

Central

8

East

7

Eden/Karoo

5

North

6

Overberg

2

South

8

West Coast

5

 

(1)(ii) (aa) (bb)

Since the financial year 2011/12, Provincial Departments of Education (PEDS) have not used the Dinaledi Conditional Grant to fund teacher posts. The employment of supernumerary teachers by Provincial Departments is at the discretion of the PEDs and no provinces have included this output in their business plans since 2011.

(1)(iii) (aa) (bb)

No teacher posts are currently funded by the Mathematics, Science and Technology Grant.

(2)

No teacher posts were funded by the Dinaledi Conditional Grant. Consequently, no posts have been forfeited.

(3)

No teacher posts were funded by the Dinaledi Conditional Grant.

24 August 2015 - NW2890

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Beukman, Mr F to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the police stations that fall under the Paarl Magistrates’ Court jurisdiction have functioning community police forums; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The stations that resort under the Paarl Magistrate`s Court jurisdiction do have functioning Community Policing Forum’s, please see below:

STATION__

COMMUNITY POLICING FORUM(CPF) EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Paarl

Chairperson: Muis Muller

Vice chairperson: Jaco Visser

Secretary: Em-Em Zaayman

Treasurer: Trevor Harris

 

  • Paarl East

Chairperson: James Pedro

Vice chairperson: Hendry Matthews

Secretary: Frenique Arendse

Treasurer: Mr Matthee

  • Mbekweni

Chairperson: Dumisani Mziki

Vicy chairperson: Phindile Maki

Secretary: Mpumi Lallie

Treasurer: Sindile Msebenzi

  • Wellington

Chairperson: Hester de Kock

Vice chairperson: Danny van Rooyen

Secretary: Robert Germishuys

Treasurer: Past Eric Bernardo

The Provincial Commissioner’s office in partnership with the Department of Community Safety facilitated the Station Annual General Meetings (AGM) and conducted the Police Needs and Priority Workshop in May 2015. Further, in June 2015, the Expanded Partnership Programme was convened to ensure fully functional Community Police Forums.

24 August 2015 - NW2900

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Boshoff, Ms H to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)Whether incidents of (a) violence, including sexual violence and (b) theft occurring in school hostels are documented; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant statistics; (2) what steps has she taken to protect the safety of learners living in hostels? NW3380E

Reply:

 

  1. The South African Schools Act of 1996 (Act No 84 of 1996) makes provision for all schools to document and report incidents of (a) violence, including sexual violence, and (b) theft occurring in both schools and school hostels.
  2. Guidelines for the provisioning of boarding facilities in public ordinary schools have been developed and distributed to all provinces. The principles underpinning the guidelines emanate from the National Policy on an Equitable Provisioning of an Enabling School Physical Teaching and Learning Environment. The management of boarding facilities is the responsibility of the School Governing Body (SGB). The Guidelines are clear in terms of taking care of the overall safety of learners.

24 August 2015 - NW2665

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

What steps have been taken by the SA Police Service to implement the National Development Plan's recommendation for the establishment of community safety centres, as part of promoting a holistic and whole-of-society approach to public safety?

Reply:

The policy framework for promoting a holistic and whole-of-society approach to public safety is set out in the 2015 Draft White Paper on Safety and Security. In this regard the objectives of the White Paper on Safety and Security are:

  • To provide an overarching policy for an integrated approach to safety and security, and
  • To facilitate the creation of a sustainable, well-resourced implementation and oversight mechanism, to co-ordinate, monitor, evaluate and report on implementation of crime prevention priorities across all sectors.

The 2015 Draft White Paper on Safety and Security clearly outlines the location, nature and role of community safety forums. The Civilian Secretariat for Police also works closely with Provinces and Municipalities so ensure that community safety forums are established and are effective. CSFs were established at varying degree across provinces. On average, CSF meetings are held quarterly. Various CSFs undertake different projects in line with mandate(s) of departments participating in CSFs. The Civilian Secretariat for Police is further engaging SALGA on incorporating CSFs into the Councilor Induction Programme.

24 August 2015 - NW2767

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

Whether he has taken all steps necessary to ensure that (a) section 205 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, was fully complied with in that the country had a patently clear police service without any trappings of the military and (b) the service received by the public from the SA Police Service is a service dedicated to investigating crime, maintaining public order, protecting and securing the inhabitants of the Republic and upholding and enforcing the law; if not, why not; if so, (i) when and (ii) what changes were made to achieve the constitutional injunction?

Reply:

The South African Police Service went through a process of demilitarisation shortly after its establishment in 1994. In the process the previous ranks, which were similar to that of the military had been replaced by demilitarised ranks. The issue about military ranks being reintroduced in the South African Police Service before the present Minister took office, raised concerns about a possible re-militarisation of the South African Police Service. It must be emphasized that the use of military ranks is not the only measure for a professional dedicated police service providing a quality service to members of the public as required by section 205 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. What is much more important is the measure of respect and dedication shown to members of the public through proper service delivery by the police service.

During the tenure of the present Minister of Police, it became clear, through various incidents of police behavior, the extent of civil litigation against the police service as well as findings of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, that the ideal of a demilitarised police service has not yet been attained. This ideal of such a demilitarised police service is also a clear aim of Government’s National Development Plan. The Department of Police is busy with a new White Paper on Policing and a Review of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act No. 68 of 1995), processes in which the central theme is improvement of service delivery by the police service, including a dedicated process of professionalising the police service. In the process we must ensure the strengthening of issues such as command and control and discipline which are elements of any professional police service in the world. The aim is to address, as a matter of urgency, these issues in order not to simply improve the image of the police, but to ensure the realisation for the police service of its constitutional mandate as set out in section 205, mentioned above. In the process a dedicated attitude of servicing the community and maintaining excellent relations with the community, demanding respect through service delivery and addressing corruption must be nurtured. This had been an ongoing process, which is receiving all the attention it requires.

It is also clear at this stage that our police members on the ground are profusely targeted by criminals and murdered, making it clear that policing also sometimes require the use of force to protect members of the public, and members of the police service. The police service remains a security service which can be expected to protect citizens, to uphold and enforce the laws of the land and to prevent and investigate crime, within the broader parameters of and with respect to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996.

24 August 2015 - NW2781

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Ramatlakane, Mr L to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Whether his department complies fully with the public service prescript that regulates the period in which officials who are charged with misconduct go through disciplinary hearing within a predetermined period of 60 days; if not, why not; if so, (a) how many (i) officials were charged and (ii) cases were finalised within 60 days, (b)(i) how many disciplinary cases exceeded 60 days and (ii) in each case, with how many (aa) days, (bb) months and (cc) years and (c) how many officials still received their salaries for the duration of the hearing; (2) (a) how many cases are outstanding, (b) what are the reasons that the cases are still outstanding, (c) at what cost and (d) what steps will he take in this regard?

Reply:

  1. Yes, SAPS is in compliance with its disciplinary code. South African Police Discipline Regulations, 2006 provides that a disciplinary hearing must as far as practically possible, be finalized within sixty (60) calendar days.

(1)(a)(i) A total of 1113 were charged for misconduct during 01 April 2015 to 30 June 2015;

 

(1)(a)(ii) 861 were finalized within 60 calendar days;

 

(1)(b)(i) 138 exceeded 60 calendar days

(1)(b)(ii)(aa) between 1 to 30 days = 93 cases

(1)(b)(ii)(bb) between 1 month to 12 months = 42 cases

(1)(b)(ii)(cc) between 1 year to 2 years = 3 cases

(1)(c) 1028 received salary

(2)(a) 196 were outstanding during the reporting period

(2)(b) The following reasons amongst others contribute the delay in finalising the cases:

  • Complexity of the case;
  • Unavailability of witnesses, legal representatives, etc

(2)(c) R303 687,25

(2)(d) The Department of Public Service and Administration has been engaged by the SAPS to assist to deal with the backlog of pending cases on precautionary suspensions. The Disciplinary Trial Units are being established to deal with backlog and complicated cases.

 

 

Signed LIEUTENANT GENERAL

DIVISIONAL COMMISSIONER: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

L NTSHIEA

Date: 4 August 2015

Reply to question NW3042E recommended

Signed LIEUTENANT GENERAL

DEPUTY NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: CORPORATE SERVICE MANAGEMENT

CN MBEKELA

Date: 4 August 2015

Reply to question NW3042E recommended

Signed GENERAL

NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

MV PHIYEGA

Date: 5 August 2015

Reply to question NW3042E approved/not approved

MINISTER OF POLICE

NPT NHLEKO, MP

Date:

24 August 2015 - NW2808

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

Whether scientific research is being undertaken by her department in order to set sustainable quotas that will ensure the conservation of the Blacktip Shark, Bronze Whaler Shark and Dusky Shark in South Africa’s fishing waters, as approximately 500 tonnes of the specified species are being caught annually without adequate scientific research supporting exploitation to such an extent; if not, why not; if so, what are the full relevant details?

Reply:

The Department of Environmental Affairs does not undertake research in order to set sustainable quotas for sharks but does undertake some research on specific aspects of shark ecology which includes tagging sharks to describe the extent of the distribution ranges.

The estimated annual catches of these species as documented by research of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries are given as: Blacktip 1-10 tons, Dusky 11-100 tons, Bronze Whaler 101-200 tons. The sum of the upper ranges of these estimates is 310 tons, short of 500 tons. The setting of fishing quotas is the function of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries which undertakes research in support of shark fishery management.

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24 August 2015 - NW2780

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Beukman, Mr F to ask the Minister of Police

Whether any awareness campaigns have been conducted by the SA Police Service with regard to the Domestic Violence Act, Act 116 of 1998, in the Paarl Magistrate’s Court jurisdiction areas from 1 January 2015 until May 2015; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The South African Police Service conducted the following awareness campaigns with regards to the Domestic Violence Act in the Paarl Magistrate`s Court jurisdiction areas from January 2015 – May 2015:

  • Information sessions
  • Door to door visits at complainants of domestic violence cases to give support to the families.
  • Visits to farms
  • Visits to schools

 

 

Signed MAJOR GENERAL

ACTING DIVISIONAL COMMISSIONER: VISIBLE POLICING

MM MOTLHALA

Date: 3 August 2015

Reply to question NW3040E recommended

 

Signed LIEUTENANT GENERAL

DEPUTY NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: POLICING

KJ SITOLE (SOE)

Date: 3 August 2015

Agree with reply to question NW3040E

Signed GENERAL

NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

MV PHIYEGA

Date: 5 August 2015

Reply to question NW3040E approved/not approved

MINISTER OF POLICE

NPT NHLEKO, MP

Date:

24 August 2015 - NW2666

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) is the (i) purpose and (ii) effectiveness as measured against the specified purpose of the television show When Duty Calls and (b) were the associated costs of the specified television show in the (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12, (iv) 2012-13, (v) 2013-14 and (vi) 2014-15 financial years?

Reply:

(a) (i)The television show is a communication platform between the SAPS and the communities. This platform has enabled the SAPS to engage, and most importantly, educate South Africans on the relevance of the SAPS in their day to day life, which will ultimately improve their understanding. Using this show, we are able to answer questions such as “what is the role of the SAPS in a democratic and developing state” and also in addressing the crime situation facing all South Africans. The programme produces crime awareness campaigns with the purpose of eliciting maximum response from the members of the general public, in order to assist the SAPS with its investigations of criminal activities. When Duty Calls gives visual support to the communication objectives of the police through the episodes produced on;

  • crime patterns,
  • serious and violent incidents crimes,
  • Crime prevention hints,
  • profiling the most wanted suspects and missing persons,
  • feedback to the public on current investigations, investigative successes,
  • as well as highlighting the various units and components of the SAPS- how they operate and how the general public can access their services.

(ii) Through the various segments within the programme, we have been able to communicate some much welcomed successes of the work done by ordinary members of the SAPS. The viewing audiences normally appreciate the feedback they receive each week when watching the programme. The police fight crime every minute, they are arresting suspects every day, and only a small fraction makes headline news. When Duty Calls serves as that additional platform to document the less talked about stories and arrests. Its effectiveness is also measured on the feedback we receive from the viewers (the general public) each week, on the arrests the Police make on a daily basis, but also on the citizens appreciating the often thankless job that the men and women in blue do each and every day. Through the When Duty Calls programme, we have also been able to get tip-off’s from the viewers on the whereabouts of the numerous wanted suspects, sometimes leading to the arrests and/or convictions of said individuals. Another way of measuring the programme’s effectiveness is the percentage share of the audience ratings that we continue to meet every week, based on the number of viewers watching TV during the time slot.

(b) When the television show was incepted in 2000, there was an agreement with the state broadcaster, SABC, that the South African Police Service shall provide the show’s content while the SABC will provide airtime at no cost to the SAPS.

The SAPS is not carrying any costs for the broadcasting of the show on SABC 2 but is responsible for the production of the show at its own studios.

Production costs are borne by the SAPS through the employment of permanent production staff consisting of professionals including an Executive Producer, Content Producers, Scriptwriters, Researchers, Video Editors as well as Camera Operators.

The SAPS supplies 48 programmes per year to the SABC.

The programme has repeats on Soweto TV, Bay TV, and KZN TV at no cost.

24 August 2015 - NW2805

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Esterhuizen, Mr JA to ask the Minister of Tourism

What steps is his department taking to include traditional leaders as interested parties in the domestic tourism market given that large numbers of international and domestic tourists travel to areas under the control of traditional leaders in order to further explore and admire the rich multi-cultured traditional heritage of our various communities?

Reply:

The Domestic Tourism Management Branch invites Traditional Councils and Leaders to participate in the Capacity Building Seminars of the Department. These seminars are aimed at ensuring that relevant stakeholders at local level have the capacity to contribute to the growth of tourism in their communities, as well as benefiting small businesses, Non-Profit Organisations and cooperatives. Traditional leaders from most of the 27 Rural Nodes have participated.

Some of the Social Responsibility Implementation Projects have targeted areas under the jurisdiction of traditional leaders, who play a vital role in facilitating community participation and beneficiation.