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29 June 2020 - NW1213

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

(1)       What number of applications by (a) educators and (b) non-educators are still awaiting processing for (i) incapacity leave and (ii) ill-health retirement in each province; (2) in respect of each province (a) what are the reasons that each backlog exists, (b) what is being done to address the backlog and (c) by what date will each backlog be cleared; (3) whether she has informed her colleague, the Minister of Public Service and Administration, about the backlog in each province; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a)(b); (2)(a)(b)(c);(3). The  information requested is not kept by the Department of Basic Education. The request for information will be sent to Provincial Education Departments and the response will be provided as soon as the information is received.

29 June 2020 - NW979

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

What are the reasons that her department has not published a Government Gazette regarding the reopening of schools for (a) senior management teams, (b) education support personnel and (c) teachers regarding (i) the processes and/or procedures pertaining to the resumption of school attendance by learners, (ii) disinfecting the schools, (iii) the delivery of personal protective equipment and (iv) ensuring social distancing at schools in compliance with Covid-19 regulations?

Reply:

The Directions in respect of the phased return to school, which are an amendment of the earlier versions, have since been published on 23 June 2020 in Government Gazette (GG No 43465).

The Directions are attached for ease of reference.

29 June 2020 - NW1157

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Mulder, Dr CP to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether her department purchased any goods and/or services below the amount of R 500 000 connected to the Covid-19 pandemic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) is the name of each company from which the specified goods and/or services were purchased, (b) is the amount of each transaction and (c) was the service and/or product that each company rendered; (2) Whether there was any deviation from the standard supply chain management procedures in the specified transactions; if so, (a) why and (b) what are the relevant details in each case; (3) What were the reasons that the goods and/or services were purchased from the specified companies; (4) Whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follow: -

1. Yes.

 

Name of supplier 1(a)

Amount 1(b)

Goods/Services provided 1(c)

1

Meze Trading

R430 000.00

Defogging and deep cleaning

2

Mahika Trading

R166 248.00

Themometers, hand saniters and mask

3

Samson Cleaning and hygiene services

R356 946.50

Defogging and deep cleaning

2. There was no deviation from standard supply chain management procedures in procuring the goods/services.

(a) Not applicable

(b)  Not applicable

3. The goods/services were procured to comply with the COVID-19 Regulations as issued by the DPSA. The companies were appointed through competition and awarded based on compliance with specifications, price and Black Economic Empowerment (BEE).

4. No

 

MS. STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

26 June 2020 - NW1147

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Denner, Ms H to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

(1)Whether his department purchased any goods and/or services below the amount of R500 000 connected to the Covid-19 pandemic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) is the name of each company from which the specified goods and/or services were purchased, (b) is the amount of each transaction and (c) was the service and/or product that each company rendered; (2) whether there was any deviation from the standard supply chain management procedures in the specified transactions; if so, (a) why and (b) what are the relevant details in each case; (3) what were the reasons that the goods and/or services were purchased from the specified companies; (4) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. Goods and services purchased with a value below R500 000.

(a) Names of Suppliers (b) Amounts awarded (c) Product supplied

 

(a) Names of Suppliers

(b) Amounts awarded

(c) Product supplied

HEAD OFFICE

DA Elite SV

R 3850.00

Waterless hand sanitizer

Sivesethu Waste Management and Projects

R 107 500.00

Waterless hand sanitizer

Quantum Life Projects

R 175 000.00

Waterless hand sanitizer

Yalt General Trading

R 15 050.00

Latex gloves

Zans African Medical

R 255 178.56

PPE Medical kits and N95 masks

Kravisize Technologies

R 107 500.00

Face shields

Mpilonde Technologies

R 171 913.50

Protective body suits/medical gowns for inspectors

(2). All procurement stated above were done through the emergency procurement procedures as communicated by National Treasury, to avert the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and as such were reported to the National Treasury.

(a) Inspectors, essential and frontline staff dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic had to be geared and protected through the necessary PPE.

(b) Due to shortness of PPE stock at the beginning of the lockdown, all procurement had to happen quickly to ensure the spread of the virus is averted, hence the use of the emergency procedures. In most of the cases more than one quotation was sourced, but this was also mandated by National Treasury Instruction notes to assist Departments with this process.

(3) Although availability of stock was one of the deciding factors, all suppliers were sourced through the CSD and the prices were equal or lower than that on the list of suppliers provided by National Treasury.

(4) At the moment no.

26 June 2020 - NW386

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Social Development

(a) With reference to her reply to question 1394 on 7 January 2020, what is the total number of social workers who have been trained by the State that are unemployed since 1 March 2020 and (b) of the specified number, what number is unemployed in each province?

Reply:

a) The total number of number of social workers who have been trained by the State that are unemployed since 1 March 2020 is 5 372.

b) The number of unemployed in each province:

PROVINCE

UNEMPLOYED GRADUATES

Eastern Cape

1164

Kwa-Zulu Natal

1301

Mpumalanga

350

Limpopo

1159

Gauteng

374

North West

241

Western Cape

440

Northern Cape

78

Free State

265

Total

5 372

26 June 2020 - NW800

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Wessels, Mr W to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)What (a) is the total number of persons who received (i) SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) grants and (ii) other social grants administered by her department and (b) was the total amount paid out on SASSA and other social grants in the (aa) 2015-16, (bb) 2016-17, (cc) 2017-18, (dd) 2018-19, (ee) 2019-20 financial years; (2) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i) The total number of grants paid by SASSA is 18,258,883

(ii) There are no social grants directly administered by the Department. All social grants are administered by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) on behalf of the Department of Social Development in line with the provisions of the Social Assistance Act no. 13 of 2004.

(b) The total amounts paid for social grants by SASSA in each of the financial years is:

(aa) 2015-16: R127,225,718,470.00

(bb) 2016-17: R137,752,469,100.00

(cc) 2017-18: R149,958,272,080.00

(dd) 2018-19: R161,678,879,150.00

(ee) 2019-20: R170,894,670,350.00

2. Minister can and does make a statement whenever necessary.

26 June 2020 - NW1073

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Social Development

What is the total number of (a) old age homes and (b) frail-care facilities; (2) What is the total number of Covid-19 infections in each specified (a) old age home and (b) frail-care facility to date in each province, despite being on strict lockdown; (3) What are the respective numbers of (a) active, (b) recovered and (c) fatal cases of Covid-19 infections in the specified facilities in each province; (4) How does her department intend to isolate the infected persons and prevent any further infections in the old age homes and frail-care facilities?

Reply:

1. (a) There are currently 418 Residential facilities (old age homes) spread nationally as follows:

NAME OF THE PROVINCE

NO. OF FACILITIES

North West

28

Gauteng

76

Limpopo

8

Free State

49

Western Cape

120

Mpumalanga

21

KZN

41

Northern Cape

26

Eastern Cape

49

Total

418

(1) (b) Frail- care facilities:

In terms of the Older Persons Act No. 13 of 2006, Old Age Homes are Frail-Care Facilities. The name used is “residential facility”. The Older Persons Act, 2006 mandates that Older Persons should remain in their communities within their families for as long as possible. Institutional care should be the last resort or the last stage of Social Work intervention, i.e. the continuum of care. For an Older Person to be accommodated in a residential facility, (old age home or frail-care facility), one of the assessments done is one’s ability to perform their activities of daily living, a process which measures the Older Person’s need for assistance or frailty.

2. The total number of COVID-19 infections in (a) Old Age Homes and (b) Frail Care Facilities are as follows:

PROVINCE

NAME OF RESIDENTIAL FACILITY

AREA

NUMBER OF CURRENT INFECTIONS

     

Residents

Staff

Kwa Zulu-Natal

Bill Buchanan Old Age Home

No 1 Goodwin Drive, Morningside

EThekwini North District Municipality

3

19 tested negative

Eastern Cape

Gelvan Park Frail Aged Home

Gelvan Park

Elizabeth

Nelson Mandela Metro District

1

1

Eastern Cape

ACVV Huis Genot

Algoa Park

Port Elizabeth

Nelson Mandela Metro District

1

4

Eastern Cape

Lorraine Frail Care – Life Esidemeni facility

Lorraine Suburb

Port Elizabeth

Nelson Mandela Metro District

7 Older Persons

10 Staff Members

Mpumalanga

Mayibuyimpilo Residential Facility

Kwa-Mhlanga

1

 

Western Cape

House of Nazareth

1 Derry Street, Vredehoek 8001

Cape Town

1

5

Western Cape

Sencit Resthaven,

Boradlands Road, Strand

16

1

Western Cape

ACVV Huis Marie Louw

Metro East

18 Fagan Street, Somerset West

1

2

Western Cape

CPOA Lilyhaven

Privet Road, Bonteheuwel

2

1

Western Cape

CPOA Erica Place

Overton Road, Silvertown, Athlone

1

 

Western Cape

CPOA Oakhaven

Metro South

Zuurberg Road, Heideveld

1

2

Western Cape

CPOA Lotus River

Metro South

5 Buck Road, Lotus River

9

 

Western Cape

CPOA Anchusa

Howard Drive, Meadowridge

1

 

Western Cape

CPOA Fairmead

College Road, Rondebosch

4

 

Western Cape

CPOA Seapoint Place

183 Beach Road, Three Anchor Bay

10

2

Western Cape

CPOA The Manor

183 Beach Road, Three Anchor Bay

2

1

Western Cape

CPOA Trianon

Birmingham Road, Diep River

1

1

Western Cape

Highlands House

MetroNorth

234 Upper Buitenkant Street, Cape Town

12

26

Western Cape

Brown & Annie Lawrence Home

Private Facility

Metro North

7 Broad Walk, Pinelands

 

1

Western Cape

Bay CPOA Kronendal Village & Annex

Private facility

Metro South

Victoria Road, Hout Bay

6

13

Western Cape

The Villa (Alzheimer’s & Dementia)

Private facility

Metro North 1 Derry Street, Vredehoek

2

13

Western Cape

Ladies' Christian Home

20 Vrede Street, Garden, Cape Town

5

6

Western Cape

Ons Tuiste ACVV Dienstak

Dreyer Street, Kemperville,

 

1

Western Cape

Rusthof Tehuis

24 Bauhunia Street, Klein Nederburg, Paarl

9

1

Western Cape

Zonnebloem ACVV-dienstak

61 Caledon Street, Cape Town

 

1

Western Cape

CPOA SAWAS HOUSE - Independent Living Facility (Private)

Pinelands

 

2

Western Cape

CPOA Sea Point Place & Annex

Private facility

183 Beach Road, Three Anchor Bay

6

 

Western Cape

Libertas Retirement Centre

Private facility

Libertas Retirement Centre

 

1

Western Cape

Magnolia Tehuis

Private Facility

4 Baxter Street, Bellville

1

1

Western Cape

Oasis Care Centre

Private Facility

Century Way, Century City, Milnerton

7

27

Western Cape

Othello Frail Care Centre

Private Facility

Amelia Street 18, Protea Heights

8

 

Western Cape

Panorama Palms Retirement Village

Private Facility

66 Uys Krige Drive, Panorama

 

30

Western Cape

Brenton Lodge (Brenthurst Residence)

Private Facility

7, 9, 11 Brent Road, Plumstead

1

 

Western Cape

St. Johannes Heim

Private Facility

155 Frans Conradie Drive, Parow

1

 

Western Cape

CPOA Kronendal Village & Annex

Victoria Road, Hout Bay

4

4

Western Cape

ACVV Jan Swart

Lourensriver Road, Strand

1

 

Western Cape

Huis Ebenheaser

C/O Valentine & Pool Street, Cloetesville, Stellenbosch

4

2

Western Cape

ACVV Rusoord

4 Devine Street, Paarl

 

1

Western Cape

Huis Luckhof – Badisa

42 Alma Road, Rosebank

10

1

Western Cape

Huis Nuweland – BADISA

22 Sylvia Road, Claremont

1

2

Western Cape

Auberge – Private facility

20 Upper Bebington Road, Bishops Court

5

3

Western Cape

Van Niekerk/Benadehof – ACVV Private

3030 Neethling Street, Strand

2

 

Western Cape

Evergreen Retirement Village

Private facility

302 Sunrise boulevard, Muizenberg

2

11

Western Cape

Ametis – Strand Naastediens

Private facility

4 Gordons bay Road, Strand

5

4

Western Cape

Carlisle Lodge

Private facility

116 Kommetjie Road, Fish Hoek

   

TOTAL

151

221

2. (c) There are 27 fatal cases for Older Persons

PROVINCE

NAME OF RESIDENTIAL FACILITY

AREA

NUMBER OF DEATHS/ FATALITIES

       

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Bill Buchanan Old Age Home

No 1 Goodwin Drive, Morningside

EThekwini North District Municipality

1

Western Cape

House of Nazareth

1 Derry Street, Vredehoek 8001

Cape Town

1

Western Cape

Carlisle Lodge

Private facility

116 Kommetjie Road, Fish Hoek

1

Western Cape

Sencit Resthaven,

(media enquiry)

Boradlands Road, Strand

3

Western Cape

CPOA Kronendal Village & Annex

Victoria Road, Hout Bay

2

Western Cape

Highlands House

Metro North

234 Upper Buitenkant Street, Cape Town

1

Western Cape

Huis Luckhof – Badisa

42 Alma Road, Rosebank

2

Western Cape

Huis Nuweland - BADISA

22 Sylvia Road, Claremont

1

Western Cape

Auberge – Private facility

20 Upper Bebington Road, Bishops Court

1

Western Cape

Huis Luckhof – Badisa

42 Alma Road, Rosebank

2

Western Cape

The Villa (Alzheimer’s & Dementia)

Private facility; Registered

Metro North 1 Derry Street, Vredehoek

2

Western Cape

ACVV Jan Swart

Lourensriver Road, Strand

2

Western Cape

Nazareth House - Cape Town

Metro North

1

Western Cape

Sen-Cit Resthaven

Merto East

3

Western Cape

Oasis Care Centre

Century Way, Century City, Milnerton

1

Western Cape

The Villa (Alzheimer’s & Dementia)

1 Derry Street, Vredehoek

2

Eastern Cape

ACVV Huis Genot

Algoa Park

Port Elizabeth

Nelson Mandela Metro District

1

Eastern Cape

     

TOTAL DEATHS

27

(3) In response to this section, it should be noted that the numbers provided are relevant as at the time of submission as the number of infections, the number of recoveries, as well as the number of deaths across these Residential Care Facilities for Older Persons are not static.

(3)(a) There are 151 Older Persons and 221 staff members who are currently infected.

(3)(b) The respective numbers of recovered cases of Covid-19 infections in the specified facilities in each province is not available at the disposal of the Department of Social Development. However, engagements in sourcing the required data from the Department of Health was facilitated. Unfortunately, although the data on recoveries nationally is available, the data has not been disaggregated according to neither age nor specified facilities, including those providing care to Older Persons.

Kindly refer to Annexure (A), where the total number of recoveries in the country as received from the Department of Health are reflected.

(3)(c) A total of 27 deaths of Older Persons in residential care facilities has been reported.

4. According to the South African Policy for Older Persons Services, each residential facility should keep an emergency bed. Some Provinces identify facilities either at District or Provincial level that will keep these beds. During this period of the COVID-19 epidemic, these beds are utilized to quarantine Older Persons during observation.

The national plan of isolating the COVID-19 infected South African citizens will also accommodate Older Persons from residential facilities. South Africa practises a non-discrimination policy. Thus Older Persons will not be discriminated against when the national plan is implemented.

ANNEXURE (A)

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26 June 2020 - NW1167

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

With reference to the Kruger National Park and tourist camp sites, what (a) renovation and maintenance plans are in place for each camp for the current financial year, (b) are the timelines, deadlines and timeframes for each camp in this regard, and (c) budget has been allocated for each camp site in each case?

Reply:

 

1167. THE MINISTER OF FORESTRY, FISHERIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT REPLIES:

(a, b & c) On 24 June 2020 the Honourable Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, delivered a Supplementary Budget in the National Assembly. Accordingly, all Departments and Entities are required to re-submit their Annual Performance Plans (APP’s).

Once the revised APP of SANParks is submitted to the National Assembly, further information on the maintenance budgets and projects will be available.

Regards

MS B D CREECY, MP

MINISTER OF FORESTRY, FISHERIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT DATE: 25 JUNE 2020

26 June 2020 - NW705

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Social Development

What number of (a) nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) have been selected to partner with her department to provide services during the national state of disaster and lockdown period and (b) the specified NGOs are (i) established NGOs and (ii) less than three months old?

Reply:

(a) There are 8 nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) also referred to as Provincial Implementing Agents that were selected to partner with the Department to provide services during the national state of disaster and lockdown period as listed in the table below.

The 8 Organisations (NPOs) were working with a network of 235 Organisations (NPOs) that operate Community Nutrition and Development Centres (CNDCs) in communities across the nine provinces.

One national organisation Kirinox was working with the shelters across the country.

Province

Provincial Implementing Agents (PIAs)

NPO Number

Year of registration

Eastern Cape

Adventist Development & Relief Agency (ADRA)

002-076

2000

Free State

Adventist Development & Relief Agency (ADRA)

002-076

2000

Gauteng

Kagisano

117-036

2013

KwaZulu Natal

South African Food Security Development Agency (SAFSDA)

011-280

2001

Limpopo

Makotse Womens Club

009-730

2002

Mpumalanga

Kago Yabana Foundation

128-095

2013

Northern Cape

Motswedi Wa Sechaba

146-183

2014

North West

Motswedi Wa Sechaba

146-183

2014

Western Cape

Ilitha Labantu

030-804

2003

National

Kirinox

124-809

2013

(b) The specified NGOs were (i) established NGOs in the years reflected on the last column.

We are not aware of an Organisation (ii) less than three months old. All these Organisations have worked with DSD for at-least more than one year.

26 June 2020 - NW1021

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Given the financial losses that the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has been experiencing, (a) has a final agreement been reached regarding the number of jobs the agency needs to cut in order to survive financially, (b) what is the breakdown of the job cuts and (c) what number of employees will be affected by the planned job cuts; (2) whether there have been any voluntary retirements in the 2019-20 financial year; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) will he furnish Mr C H H Hunsinger with a breakdown of the number of employees who retired voluntarily and (b) the amount paid out to date?

Reply:

(1) (a) No final agreement has been reached on the reduction of the headcount at PRASA and PRASA is still in consultation with Organised Labour.

(b) Please refer to (a)

(c) Please refer to (a)

(2) (a) Early retirements are considered as retiring before the age of 63, PRASA had 67 early retirements for 2019/2020 financial year.

Table1 –Early Retirements during 2019/2020 financial year

Early Retiredments

2019/2020

Division/ Subsidiary

No of employees

Autopax (Pty) Ltd

3

Metrorail

55

PRASA Technical Division

1

Shosholoza Meyl

8

Total

67

(b) The amount paid out to date for early retirements in the 2019/2020 financial year is R5 730 356.17.

26 June 2020 - NW1008

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Social Development

What are the details of the joint phasing-in plan by her department and the Department of Basic Education for the reopening of early childhood development centres (ECDs) under level 3 of the risk adjusted approach to Covid-19 within the Republic in terms of (a) on what date will ECDs be allowed to open under level 3, (b) will ECDs be allowed to open in provinces which remain on level 4, (c) will ECDs be provided with personal protective equipment (PPE) from the Government, (d) the total number of children that will be permitted in each ECD facility, (e) who will be enforcing social distancing and PPE regulations within ECDs and (f) what training ECD facilitators and/or practitioners will receive in preparation to receive learners?

Reply:

Early Childhood Development services registered in terms of Children’s Act 38 of 2005 remain closed under level 3 of risk adjusted approach to Covid-19 within the Republic:

(a) Currently the department is working with civil society, private and International organisations such as UNICEF and Nelson Mandela Foundation to prepare readiness for re-opening. The task team will lead readiness assessment; the outcome of the assessment will determine the date for re-opening.

(b) The opening and closure of ECD services in provinces that remain on level 4 will be determined by the national risk restrictive measures attached to that level. If national risk measures require ECD services to remain closed during that level, ECD services will remain closed

(c) It should be noted that unlike Education there are no public ECD services, ECD services are provided through NPOs. There is therefore no budget specifically allocated to ECD services to provide PPEs except the subsidy to increase access to children whose families are in distress and cannot afford ECD fees. However, the department has requested provinces to use the savings from subsidy for the first quarter to procure PPEs and ensure readiness and compliance with COVID19. Furthermore, the conditional grant makes provision for infrastructure which is minimal.

The department therefore engaged National Treasury to re-purpose the infrastructure grant towards provision of support to ECD services that are basically serving children in disadvantaged communities. The funding thereof is limited and strict criteria will be developed to ensure that support is directed where there is dire need.

(d) The established task team referred to in (a) is in a process of finalising the protocols that will guide the reopening of ECD services, the number of children will be within the protocols guided by risk measures as per the national regulations and Directives. (e) The established team has developed mechanisms for monitoring compliances which places responsibility on the department working in collaboration with the ECD structures. The department will take measures to those ECD services that do not adhere to COVID 19 compliance measures. Such ECD services may face closure as they will be endangering the health and lives of children. (f) It is the responsibility of each ECD operator to ensure that ECD practitioners and all categories of workforce are capacitated on COVID 19 measures and are ready to receive children. The department will work in collaboration with DoH to do spot checks for opening readiness.

26 June 2020 - NW1036

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Cardo, Dr MJ to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

What (a) amount has the Unemployment Insurance Fund paid to a certain social enterprise (name furnished) since 26 March 2020 and (b) services has the specified enterprise rendered?

Reply:

(a) No amount was paid to the enterprise

(b) Call Centre Services

25 June 2020 - NW1251

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Shelembe, Mr ML to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Whether, in view of her department’s obligation to ensure that military veterans have access to health facilities, and that this can easily be accessed in provinces through military hospitals of which there are only three in the Republic, there is any programme in the pipeline regarding what is being done with regard to the provinces that do have military hospitals in order to ensure that military veterans have access to health care and information; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Military Veterans have access to health care through the South African Military Health Services (SAMHS) across all nine Provinces. The process has been designed such that military veterans consult at their nearest sick bay, if there is need for referral, they are either referred to Military hospitals or nearest Public or Private health care facility especially in Provinces where there are no military Hospitals.

24 June 2020 - NW1212

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

(1)       What total number of schools were (a) built and (b) renovated in each province in (i) 2014, (ii) 2015, (iii) 2016, (iv) 2017, (v) 2018, (vi) 2019 and (vii) since 1 January 2020; (2) what is the total cost in each specified year in each province?

Reply:

The parliamentary question has been submitted to the Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) for response and once the response has been received, then it will be forwarded.

24 June 2020 - NW1211

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

(1)       What are the details of the school furniture requirements in terms of desks and chairs that (a) were supplied by her department in each province in the (i) 2019 and (ii) 2020 academic years and (b) will be supplied by her department in each province in the 2021 academic year; (2) whether school furniture is funded by her department; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what steps has her department taken to ensure that all learners have desks and chairs that enable them to achieve the outcomes as set out in the curriculum?

Reply:

1. Reports received from the Provincial Education Departments indicate that school furniture has been planned and delivered as follows;

PED

2018/2019

2019/2020

2020/2021

 

 

Furniture
 Delivered

Number of Schools

Furniture
 Delivered

Number of Schools

Furniture
 Planned

Number of Schools

 

EC

220099

1415

237250

1415

56 829

241

 

FS

43035

244

42560

185

82 102

245

 

GP

168829

447

175260

763

414 997

1031

 

KZN

48643

657

7023

64

248 129

1334

 

LP

43593

175

120

1

211 640

1141

 

MP

17448

100

25312

732

80 446

732

 

NC

4899

362

731

111

78 437

459

 

NW

27154

196

82309

384

181 097

544

 

WC

184160

527

77396

642

81 182

645

 

Total

757860

4123

647961

4297

1434859

6372

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* The 3 Year School Furniture Tender in Limpopo for the 2019/20 Financial Year was advertised, Service Providers appointed but had to be cancelled and withdrawn due to legal challenges. The new 3 year tender was advertised and closed in March 2020.

    2. School furniture is not funded by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) but by the Provincial Education Department’s Equitable Share. Newly built and replacement schools’ furniture is funded through the Education Infrastructure Grant (EIG) whilst  ASIDI Schools’ furniture is funded by the Schools Infrastructure Backlogs Grant (SIGB).

   3. The Department of Basic Education has entered into the Memorandums of Agreements with the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) as well as the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) for the  manufacture, delivery, maintenance and repair of school furniture in an effort to ensure that all learners have desks and chairs. The DEFF has just donated 54 000 wooden components of learner desks during covid19 to assist the sector to deal with school furniture backlogs. The DBE is also constantly in partnership with the private sector which saw the Embassy of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) purchasing and donating learner furniture to 12 needy schools in Gauteng province in 2019/20 financial year.

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24 June 2020 - NW1144

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Boshoff, Dr WJ to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

(1)With reference to his reply to question 927 on 2 June 2020, what (a) is the name of each company from which the specified goods and/or services were purchased, (b) is the amount of each transaction and (c) was the service and/or product that each company rendered; (2) whether there was any deviation from the standard supply chain management procedures in the specified transactions; if so, (a) why and (b) what are the relevant details in each case; (3) what were the reasons that the goods and/or services were purchased from the specified companies; (4) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Attached is the response in respect of PQ 1144.

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION:

1.

(a) the name of the company from which the specified goods and/or service were purchased

(b) the amount of each transaction

(c) the service and/or product that each company rendered

 

1

XL Nexus Travel

R42 500,00

Shuttle Services

 

2

Dischem

R949,50

Surgical Gloves

 

3

Dischem

R61,90

Sanitizer

 

4

Lynnwood Road Pharmacy

R398,00

Surgical Gloves

 

5

Lynnwood Road Pharmacy

R1 561,00

Face Masks

 

6

Serene Pharmacy

R699,90

Surgical Gloves

 

7

Serene Pharmacy

R629,80

Sanitizer

 

8

Pharma Value Pharmacy

R2 638,68

Face Masks

 

9

Barclay Square Pharmacy

R1 881,30

Sanitizer

 

10

Masana Hygiene

R20 412,50

25 Sanitizer Dispensers

 

11

Masana Hygiene

R20 829,38

Sanitizer refill for dispensers (3 Months)

 

12

Maanda Nes Investment

R67 212,60

Once-Off spray deep cleaning of offices

 

13

Us-pects Trading Enterprise

R40 500,00

Face Mask

 

14

Us-pects Trading Enterprise

R8 450,00

Surgical Gloves

 

15

Supra Healthcare

R4 312,50

Face Masks

 

16

Supra Healthcare

R5 637,30

Surgical Gloves

 

17

Maanda Nes Investment

R63 000,00

Once-Off Decontamination Spray

     

R281 674,36

 

2(a) There was one deviation from normal supply chain management process for the appointment of Masana Hygiene to provide sanitiser dispensers and sanitiser refills for a period of three months at an amount of R41 241,88.

The deviation was sought and approved in accordance with the provisions of National Treasury Instruction No. 05 of 2020/21, which permits emergency procurement in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Covid-19 has been classified as a global threat to human life. Thus, eminent steps had to be taken to proactively minimise its spread in the Departmental premises. The immediate procurement of sanitisers enabled the Department to ensure that the risk of infection is minimised.

2(b)

The name of the company

The amount of each transaction

The service and/or product that each company rendered

 

Masana Hygiene

R20 412,50

25 Sanitizer Dispensers

 

Masana Hygiene

R20 829,38

Sanitizer refill for dispensers (3 Months)

   

R41 241.88

 

3.

The name of the company from which the specified goods and/or service were purchased

reasons that the goods and/or services were purchased from the specified companies

 

1

XL Nexus Travel

The Department has a contract for travel and accommodation with the company. Moreover, the contract was established through an open tender process.

 

2

Dischem

Petty cash was used to procure from these companies. They are retailers and they were randomly selected for procurement based on the availability of stock.

 

3

Dischem

 
 

4

Lynnwood Road Pharmacy

 
 

5

Lynnwood Road Pharmacy

 
 

6

Serene Pharmacy

 
 

7

Serene Pharmacy

 
 

8

PharmaValue Pharmacy

 
 

9

Barclay Square Pharmacy

 
 

10

Masana Hygiene

The Department has a contract for cleaning and Hygiene services with the company. Thus, it was more cost-effective to utilise them.

 

11

Masana Hygiene

 
 

12

Maanda Nes Investment

An open and fair request for quotations process was followed to appoint these companies. These companies won the bids on the basis that they scored the highest number of points on the 80/20 preference point system and also complied with the bidding requirements.

 

13

Uspects Trading Enterprise

 
 

14

Uspects Trading Enterprise

 
 

17

Maanda Nes Investment

 
 

15

Supra Healthcare

An open and fair request for verbal quotations process was followed to appoint this company. The company won because it quoted the lowest price and complied with the bidding requirements.

 

16

Supra Healthcare

 

4. The Minister’s office will advise if the Minister has to make a statement in this regard.

24 June 2020 - NW642

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

Whether he will take any action against the Mayor of Cape Town and the Member of the Mayoral Council Mr. J P Smith for the violation of the Disaster management Regulations after the court declared their eviction of the residents of Empolweni illegal during lockdown; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW844E

Reply:

A case docket was opened and the criminal investigation has been finalised. The case docket will be presented to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for a decision.

24 June 2020 - NW532

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Police

Whether there .are any plans. in place to open a police station or satellite police station in Derby and/or Redirile in the North West where there is currently no police station; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details

Reply:

Yes, there are plans to construct a satellite police station in the Derby/Redirile area, as confirmed by the assessment, which was conducted. The satellite police station is prioritised for execution, in 2021/2022.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) is considering the placement of or erection of temporary prefabricated or modular structures, in 2021/2022. The communities of Derby /Redirile are currently policed by the Koster Police Station, which is 20 kilometers from the area.

24 June 2020 - NW1201

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

(1)Whether the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has entered into an agreement with the SA Revenue Service to obtain data on the tax status of students and/or their families; if not, (2) whether NSFAS is planning on entering into such an agreement; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, at what stage are the plans; (3) on what legal provisions will NSFAS rely when seeking to obtain knowledge of the tax status of a third party

Reply:

(1) The National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and the SA Revenue Service (SARS) concluded an agreement on 5 December 2019. The agreement did not seek to govern the provision of personal tax status information by SARS to NSFAS. The primary purpose of the agreement was to permit NSFAS to obtain additional information from SARS relating to the gross annual income of NSFAS applicants, or their parents and/or guardians by enhancing the scope of section 70(2)(b) of the Tax Administration Act, Act No. 28 of 2011 and section 24 of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act No. 56 of 1999, which governs the provision of SARS information to NSFAS. Prior to the conclusion of the agreement, NSFAS could only request and SARS was only obliged to provide NSFAS with information, which related to the name and address of the employer of a person to whom a loan or bursary has been granted under that scheme.

(2) Not Applicable.

(3) Not Applicable.

24 June 2020 - NW809

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FOR WRITTEN REPLY QUESTION 809 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY 36/1/4/1(202000103) DATE OF PUBLICAYION IN INTERNAL QUEsn o n PAPER: 15 MAY 2020 INTERNAL UESTION PAPER NO 15-2020 9S Z Majoré) IO ask the Ministeyp¡ge, With regard tO a report that SA Police Service (SAPs) Park Police Station in Durban North were confirmed two weeks ago and the fact that the the coronavirus offïcers at the Green positive of the coronavirus at four, what number of police s Number of confirmed cases is nOw sitting since the pandemic spread tations have been affected by to the Republic; whether there are any intementions in place to assist affected stations; if not, why not; if sO, what are the full With policing at relevant details† the REPLY: (*)Â tOta of 161 bUÏldings, which iFlClude 121 police stations and 40 were decontaminated and closed for NW1012E SUpport units police stations and 48 hours, as at 19 May 2020. All of thèse SU)gp Ft Uflits have since been reopened functioning. (2)During the process of decontamination, aiternative ensure continuous service and are places were sourced to deliver e g mobile commun’ity service centres and alternative buildings were utilised. The decontamination process b7 one of the following: The De was rendered Managemen partment of Health, Municipa lity Disaster t, the South African Police Service (SAPS) Explosives Unit a[ ]d y service providers. externalb 2 Repíy quesúon 809 recommended/ E (SOEG) Date: gø•0<n czs” 3-1 Reply to question 809 approved/ f‘’ GENERAL TH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE GENE BH CELE (MP) MINISTER OF POȘICÈ

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24 June 2020 - NW1295

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

With regard to the migration of Early Childhood Development (ECD) to her department, what is the current number of (a) registered and (b) unregistered ECD centers in each province?

Reply:

(a) and (b) 

In preparing for the function shift, it has emerged that limited accurate information on Early Childhood Development (ECD) delivery currently exists. It is therefore, not possible to provide the number of registered and unregistered ECD programmes per province. 

Many actors in the sector have realised this, and various projects are underway to address this need:

Department of Social Development (DSD) database:  Starting in 2016, the DSD, in collaboration with Ilifa Labantwana, undertook to collate all the information on registered ECD programmes that existed at a district level.  This database contains information on about 18 500 ECD programmes.  However, using General Household Survey data, it is estimated that there could be about 40 000 – 60 000 ECD programmes that exist nationally; suggesting that the 18 500 is still a gross undercount.

Vangasali:  On 02 June 2020, the DSD in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, launched the Vangasali campaign, as part of Child Protection Week.  The purpose of the campaign is to crowd-source information on how many ECD programmes there are, and where the ECD programmes are located.  Although this campaign strives to find all registered and unregistered programmes, the data is self-reported; and the data collection process does not entail comprehensive verification of all the information received.

ECD census, including ECD in the Education Management Information System (EMIS):  Building on both these projects, the DBE, with funding from the LEGO Foundation, is planning to do a census of all registered and unregistered ECD programmes in 2021.  Using both the Ilifa database and the Vangasali database, the census will entail fieldworkers physically validating the existence of the ECD programmes in these databases, as well as all other programmes that they can find, to check the registration requirements of the programmes; and enter the programme into a database, which will serve as the baseline ECD EMIS database.  This should then allow the DBE to provide accurate information on the number of registered and unregistered ECD programme in each province.

24 June 2020 - NW503

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(a) To whom did her department allocate the houses and sites at Mqhaka Northleigh Farm commonly known as Marikana, (b) what was the tender allocation procedure followed to build houses in Northleigh Farm, (c) was there a Council resolution that her department relied on to build houses at Northleigh Farm, (d) who made the decision that the land should be sold, given the fact that no land could be sold according to a council decision, (e) for what total amount was each piece of land sold to the community and the veterans and (f) was there a certificate of occupation furnished before the occupation of the houses?

Reply:

(a) Honourable Member, in accordance with the established practise applicable to parliamentary questions contained in the document titled, “Guide to Parliamentary Questions in the National Assembly”, I will not be able to provide names of people who were allocated houses and sites as requested. The document referred to prohibits Members of Parliament, including the Executive, from divulging names of persons, bodies when asking or responding to parliamentary questions. It specifically states the following:

Questions are to be framed as concisely as possible. All unnecessary adjectives, references and quotations are omitted. Names of persons, bodies and, for example, newspapers are only used in questions if the facts surrounding the case have been proven. As the mere mention of such names could be construed as publicity for or against them, it should be clear that this practice is highly undesirable. If a question will be unintelligible without mentioning such names, the Departments concerned are notified of the name (-s) and this phrase is used: ".......a certain person (name furnished)”

(b) In terms of section 7(3) (a) of the Housing Act, 107 of 1997, the MEC is empowered to approve a project and determine the funding to be allocated for it.

(c) There was no Council resolution for the construction of the houses at Northleigh Farm. However, during 2010, the Free State Provincial Department of Human Settlements had entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Moqhaka Local Municipality for the construction of infrastructure installation for 2900 erven in Northleigh Farm.

(d) I have been informed that the Moqhaka Local Municipality did not sell any land for the development of the housing project.

(e) Falls away.

(f) Occupation Certificates (also known as happy letters) were issued and signed by beneficiaries before they took occupation of the houses.

24 June 2020 - NW1181

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)       Given that social distancing requires classrooms to be split, what plans are in place to ensure that there are enough teachers to teach all the split classrooms of the different grades; (2) whether more teachers will be appointed across the Republic to teach all the split classrooms of the different grades; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) will teachers be paid overtime for the increased workload resulting from the split classrooms; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) will her department maintain the decreased ratio of learners to teachers after the lifting of the lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. It is not expected that the demand for additional teachers due to social distancing will be significant, as the main constraint is the availability of classroom space.  Schools will use  various models to accommodate learners; all of them including alternate times / days / weeks attendance, depending on the context of a particular school.  Therefore, the same number of teachers will be used to teach in terms of the trimmed curriculum and reworked timetables. 

2. As indicated above, there will be a few cases where schools will require additional classroom space to accommodate learners.  On the whole, there will be no need to appoint additional educators in large numbers to accommodate social distancing.

3. The plan currently, is to maintain the workload of teachers in line with the current regulations and in terms of their conditions of service, as stipulated in the Personnel Administrative Measures (PAM), Government Notice No, 222 of 1999, published in Government Gazette No. 19767 dated 18 February 1999 as amended.  This will be possible within the context of trimmed curricula and reworked timetables, to accommodate social distancing.  Where educators will be required to work additional hours, it will be within reasonable limits, also taking into account that all extra-curricula activities have been suspended.

4. Yes.  The details thereof, will depend on the health, safety and social distancing protocols on COVID-19, intended to curb the spread of the virus, that may have to be observed beyond the national lockdown, as they relate to social distancing.

24 June 2020 - NW103

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Police

What is the progress on the procurement and installation of the telephone and Information and communications Technology (ICT) system in the new building in Aberdeen, Eastern Cape, that was completed and occupied in mid-2016 and which only houses one SA Police Service official due to the lack of ICT and telephone infrastructure? NW115E

Reply:

Procurement and installation of Telephone System:
Only one direct telephone line is currently installed, in the office of the Station commander, Aberdeen Police Station. Telkom is busy finalising the planning for the installation of the new Private Automatic Branch Exchange (PABX) switchboard, with seven extensions, by 31 March 2020.

Procurement and installation of Information and Communications Technology (ICT):
The cabling Infrastructure was installed, in 2018/2019. The State information Technology Agency (SITA) is busy with the tender for the procurement of network equipment, which is scheduled to be installed, in the first quarter of 2020/2021. An application for a data line, has been submitted to Telkom.


 

24 June 2020 - NW521

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

Whether it is a policy of his department that determines when a member of the SA Police Service has applied and qualified for a post, that when it comes to occupying the. posit the member w! ill be placed in a position that s/he has not applied for; if not, why e it happening; it' so, what (a) steps does he intend taking to rectify the specified actions and (b), are the further relevant details. NW708E

Reply:

No, there is no policy In the. South African Police Service (SAPS) that determines that once a member has qualified and applied for a specific post, he/she is placed in another post that he/she” has‘ not applied for. ’

(a) and (b) The administration of promotions in the SAPS is regulated by, inter alia, National Instruction, 3 of 2015 (Promotion and Grade Progression of Employees of the SAPS, from Post Level 1  to Post Level 12 and from Constable up to Colonel). This National Instruction requires employees to physically assume a post that he/she was promoted to and function in that post, for a minimum period of two years. This National Instruction provides for a process of withdrawing a promotion, should such requirements not be complied with. However, the National Instruction makes provision for ther National Commissioner, a Divisional Commissioner or a Provincial Commissioner to transfer an employee, from th new higher post to another vacant post, at the same level, in the interest of enhancing service delivery.

Reply to question 521 recommended


 

24 June 2020 - NW1203

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

(1)(a) What number of times, (b) on what dates and (c) why was the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) sector education and training authority placed under administration in each year since its inception; (2) (a) what number of clean audits has CETA had since its inception and (b) by what amount has it underspent its income in each case; (3) what number of artisans has it trained to the point of qualification; (4) what number of instances of corruption have been uncovered?

Reply:

(1) (a) The Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) was placed twice under administration.

(b) 25 March 2011 and 3 February 2020.

(c) In 2011, CETA was placed under administration due to allegations of financial mismanagement and in 2020, due to allegations of corruption and financial mismanagement.

(2) (a) CETA received four clean audits in the 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years.

(b) The total amounts of underspending are as follows:

Year

Amount

2015/16

R 315 136 800.80

2016/17

R 255 673 499.26

2017/18

R 236 761 241.45

Total

R 807 571 541.51

(3) Based on information obtained from CETA and the National Artisan Moderation Body, CETA has trained a total of 25 362 artisans to the point of qualification.

(4) No instances of corruption have been uncovered to date. The independent investigation commissioned is currently under way looking into the allegations of corruption and financial mismanagement.

24 June 2020 - NW920

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

1) Whether his department awarded any tenders connected to the Covid-19 pandemic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) are the names of the businesses to whom these tenders were awarded, (b) are the amounts of each tender awarded and (c) was the service and/or product to be supplied by each business; (2) whether there was any deviation from the standard supply chain management procedures in the awarding of the tenders; if so, (a) why and (b) what are the relevant details in each case; (3) what was the reason for which each specified business was awarded the specified tender? (4) whether he will make a statement on the matter? NW1209E

Reply:

(1) Tenders which were connected to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, were not advertised or awarded by the South African Police Service (SAPS). The procurement of personal protection equipment, to protect SAPS members from the COVID-19, were done on a quotation basis and are from the existing National Treasury Transversal Contract (RT76-2020).

(1)(a) (1)(a) The names of the 45 suppliers, to whom quotations were awarded, are as follows:

Find here: Names of the Suppliers

 

24 June 2020 - NW1202

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

(a) For how long did his department engage with a certain company (name furnished) regarding the introduction of a comprehensive innovation plan in the townships of the Republic, (b) on what grounds was this engagement pursued, (c) on what date did the engagement come to an end and (d) what were the specific reasons for ending the engagement, given that significant European Union and British potential investment was at stake?

Reply:

(a) South Africa has a bilateral science and innovation partnership with the United Kingdom as part of the Newton Fund initiative, which is operational in 17 other countries. The UK-South Africa Newton Fund is administered by the South Africa’s Department for Science and Technology and the UK’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

The Newton Fund is part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment. As such, the partnership is required to subscribe to development cooperation principles which include country ownership, a focus on results and accountability, inclusive partnerships, and transparency and mutual accountability.

Matter Innovation is a private sector consultancy domiciled in the United Kingdom. The company was selected, appointed, and contracted by the UK’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. United Kingdom (UK) government to implement a specific Newton Fund initiative known as the Global Innovation Partners Programme in South Africa.

The DSI engaged with Matter Innovation within the framework of the Newton Fund cooperation in 2018 and 2019.

(b) The engagement was pursued at the request of the United Kingdom Government because Matter Innovation was appointed under the SA-UK Newton Fund bilateral partnership and the intended purpose of the initiative was in line with the mandate of the DSI to strengthen science, technology, and innovation in South Africa.

(c) The engagement ended in 2019 when the contract between Matter Innovation and the UK Government’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills ended. At this stage there was no mandate or enabling institutional framework to continue the cooperation. Matter Innovation was funded by the UK government to engage in this cooperation.

(d) As highlighted above, the engagement between the DSI and Matter Innovation arose as a result of a Newton Fund supported contract between the UK’s Department of Business, Innovation, and Skills and Matter Innovation. As such, there was no basis for the DSI to continue engagement with Matter Innovation independently. The DSI continues to implement multiple partnerships with the UK Government strengthening science and innovation capacities in South Africa, none of which has been impacted by the discontinuing of the engagement with Matter Innovation. There has never been any link from the Department’s perspective between the engagement with Matter Innovation and cooperation with the EU. The latter continues to flourish.

24 June 2020 - NW714

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Tito, Ms LF to ask the Minister of Police

What measures has he put in place to protect migrant women from gender-based violence in their domestic spaces during the lockdown period to curb the spread of COVID- 19 NW918E

Reply:

The measures that are in place to protect all women in South Africa, from gender- based violence, are also applicable to migrant women. This applied, prior to the COVID-19 epidemic and still applies during the lockdown period. Over and above the existing measures, the following has also been put in place.

 

An additional referral list was issued, known as the 'pathways data base”, to all police stations. It depicts the contact numbers of government departments and non-governmental organisations (NGO’s), which can be contacted, to assist victims with:

  • Psycho-social support services.
  • Justice and human rights services.
  • Basic needs services.
  • Thutuzela care centres.
  • Shelter and housing services.
  • Civil society organisations.

 

4 Packaged awareness raising material, in the form of a leaflet, sharing information with communities, on:

  • Gender-based violence-related risks during lockdown.
  • What the public can do about gender-based violence.
  • Crime reporting numbers, for example, the 10111 emergency numt›er, the crime stop tip-off line - 08600 10111, crime line sms - 32211, the Gender-based Violence (GBV) command centre line - 0800 428 428, the children toll free line- 0800 055 555, human rights and trafficking hotline - 0800 222 777 and My SAPS App.
  • How to lodge service delivery complaints (natonal service complaint centre line - 0800 333 177.

 

24 June 2020 - NW754

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the SA Police Service has taken any steps in response to complaints regarding persons who are destroying the protected milkwood bushes in the area of Hermanus in order to stop the destruction of the bushes; if not, why not if so, what steps; whether he will make a statement on the matter NW958E

Reply:

Yes, members of the Hermanus Police Station are continuously policing the area. Regular joint operations, including other law enforcement agencies are also conducted in the area. The South African Police Service (SAPS) recruits informers to identify and trace the perpetrators.

The Minister will decide whether he will make a statement, in this regard.

23 June 2020 - NW1086

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether any research has been conducted to look at an alternative curriculum to be incorporated into schools; if not, why not; if so, what were the outcomes?

Reply:

Yes: The Department is constantly working towards aligning the curriculum to the demands of the 4th Industrial Revolution hence Robotics and Coding are being introduced. Marine Sciences and the Occupational stream for schools of skill, special schools and mainstream are being finalised. School communities where robotics and coding are currently piloted have welcomed the Department's direction, which is towards improving skills.

Since 1998, there have been several waves of curriculum reform in South Africa as we moved from the old curriculum inherited in 1994 to Curriculum 2005, to the National Curriculum Statement, which in turn has been revised several times. Throughout this time, curriculum reforms have been based on substantial research and the work of a wide range of curriculum experts.

For example, in July 2009, a Ministerial Task Team, consisting of researchers and academics, was appointed to investigate the challenges experienced with the school curriculum. Following the Task Team’s wide-ranging recommendations, a re-packaged curriculum, the National Curriculum Statement Grades R-12 (NCS), supported by the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) for the various subjects and phases, was launched in schools, commencing in 2012.

It is therefore fair to say that as a matter of historical fact, South Africa has experienced many years of research into alternative curriculum and this research has had the outcome of curriculum reforms that were subsequently implemented in schools. This continues to be the case.

Much of the curriculum research being done by scholars across the country, some of which is in collaboration with the DBE, is focused on specific subjects, phases or even topics and pedagogical approaches in the curriculum. It is important to understand curriculum research in this way, as focused in its application on specific subjects, phases and topics, rather than in the first place being seen as an overall government system or policy. The challenges experienced in mathematics in the FET phase may, for instance, be very different from those experienced in Foundation Phase Home language literacy, and may therefore require a completely different type of curriculum revision. This work done by external researchers, done through work commissioned by the DBE or done by entities like Umalusi, continues to feed into curriculum revisions.

Another relatively recent curriculum research project which is worth describing is the 2017 implementation evaluation of the National Curriculum Statement that was jointly commissioned by the DBE and the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. This evaluation concluded that the NCS and CAPS documents themselves were broadly supported, even if further improvements were still possible, but that the larger challenges were around factors affecting how the curriculum is implemented in classrooms. Factors such as lost teaching time, weak content- or pedagogical knowledge amongst teachers, and gaps in instructional leadership at schools were identified as common challenges to effective curriculum implementation. This evaluation is available on the DPME website:

https://evaluations.dpme.gov.za/evaluations/601

Although much research is needed on how to achieve better delivery of the curriculum, there is also research into alternative approaches to parts of the existing curriculum. For example, the department is closely following the “Mother Tongue Based Bilingual Education pilot” being run by the Eastern Cape Department of Education. This project is piloting the use of mother-tongue instruction (isiXhosa in this case) beyond the Foundation Phase. Based on the experience with this pilot the department is eager to explore the possibility of encouraging mother-tongue instruction in grades beyond the Foundation Phase. Although such an approach would not really be in conflict with the existing curriculum, it is not a widespread practice in our schools and a supportive environment would need to be created to facilitate the widespread adoption of this approach. The Incremental Introduction of African Languages Policy is another example of a new policy, which is being introduced while informed by research, so as to reform the curriculum.

Another study that investigated a type of alternative approach to what is prescribed in CAPS was the 2014 impact evaluation of a Reading Catch Up Programme (RCUP). This programme, which was first administered as part of the Gauteng Primary Literacy and Mathematics Strategy (GPLMS), was based on a recognition that many grade 4 learners whose first language is not English do not reach grade 4 having sufficiently mastered all the learning intended to be achieved through the Foundation Phase curriculum for English as a First Additional Language (EFAL). The RCUP programme therefore spends one term of grade 4 going over topics and vocabulary that is actually covered in the Foundation Phase curriculum in order to help children catch up to the level required for grade 4. Unfortunately, the results of the impact evaluation were that this programme did not significantly improve English reading outcomes compared to grade 4 schooling as usual (Fleisch et al, 2017). Nevertheless, this study does present an example of the sort of research into alternative curricular approaches that the department is eager to engage with and would encourage researchers to pursue.

The DBE website has a research repository which includes a special theme on curriculum research, although this merely includes a selection of reports commissioned by DBE or done internally, and is by no means representative of all curriculum research that has been done. The research repository is available here: https://www.education.gov.za/ResearchRepository.aspx.

 

Bibliography

Fleisch, B., Taylor, S., Schöer, V., & Mabogoane, T. (2017). Failing to catch up in reading in the middle years: The findings of the impact evaluation of the Reading Catch-Up Programme in South Africa. International Journal of educational Development, 53, 36-47.

23 June 2020 - NW558

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

What number of government officials have not submitted their financial disclosures for the current financial year; (2) what number of government officials have been found in breach with regard to (a)(i) doing business outside the prescripts of the State and (ii) conflict of interest and (b) potential conflict of interest?

Reply:

1. For the current financial year only SMS members have been required to disclose their financial interests. In terms of regulation 18(1) and (2) of the Public Service Regulations, 2016, SMS members are required to disclose their financial interests annually by 30 April. Out of 10 011 SMS members in the Public Service, 309 failed to disclose their financial interests by 30 April 2020 (243 in national departments, 14 in national government components and 52 in provincial departments).

2. a) Doing business outside the prescripts of the State: At the end of February 2020, 1544 public service employees were identified to be possibly conducting business with the State. Of these 1544 public service employees, 1111 were from Provincial Departments and 433 from National Departments. Letters were sent to relevant departments to take action against identified employees and to report investigation and disciplinary outcomes to the DPSA. The DPSA committed to present quarterly reports to the Forum of South African Director-Generals (FOSAD) and Ministers and Members of Executive Councils Meeting (MINMEC) to monitor implementation progress. As it is a criminal offence for Public Service employees to conduct business with the State, the DPSA had interaction with the South African Police Service to investigate confirmed cases with the aim of prosecuting offenders.

 

A

B

 

Provincial Departments

Number of Public Servants listed on CSD conducting business with an organ of state as at end of Feb 2020

1

KwaZulu-Natal

357

2

Gauteng

117

3

North West

40

4

Eastern Cape

118

5

Limpopo

138

6

Mpumalanga

104

7

Free State

93

8

Northern Cape

101

9

Western Cape

43

 

Total Provincial Departments

1111

 

Total National Departments

433

 

Grand Total

1544

(ii) Conflict of interest and (b) potential conflict of interest: In terms of regulation 18(5) of the Public Service Regulations, 2016, the Head of Department and the Executive Authority are required to submit the disclosed financial interests to the Public Service Commission (PSC) by 31 May 2020. It will only be thereafter that the PSC can determine if there is potential or actual conflict of interest regarding the disclosed financial interests, as per their mandate.

23 June 2020 - NW1064

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)What (a) total number of cases of misconduct by SA National Defence Force (SANDF) members where civilians have fallen victim has she identified since the beginning of the lockdown on 26 March 2020 and (b) are the full relevant details in this regard; (2) whether any disciplinary action has been taken against the specified SANDF members; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(1)(a) There are three (3) reported cases involving members of the SANDF where civilians are involved:

I) Alleged assault case in Alexander involving Mr Khosa who later passed on. (CAS no 353/04/20 (Sv Khosa). An internal investigation in a form of a Board of Inquiry was conducted and finalised. The members allegedly involved were placed on special leave to allow the SAPS investigation to run smoothly and be finalised as well. Allowing SAPS process to proceed will also assist to determine what the cause of death is. It must also be mentioned that another parallel investigation by the Military Ombud would be done as directed by the Minister.

II) SANDF members were captured on social media assaulting a young man in Sebokeng. Those members have since appeared on negative office orders where they were duly reprimanded and warned against such behaviour. An assault case has also been opened under Sebokeng SAPS CAS Number 130/04/20 and is still under investigation thereof. No internal investigation was convened since the matter was handled through the Officer Commanding office orders process.

III) Alleged Common Law Assault in Cato Manor, KZN. This came to the SANDF’s attention when the SAPS investigating officer contacted the Company Commander with a view to interview our members. No internal investigation has been done as this was not reported to us. SAPS is investigating under CAS number 45/04/20.

IV) Alleged Common Law Assault in North West, Ikageng (SAPS CAS 62/05/2020). This incident was reported to us as an altercation between two SANDF members. We will then allow SAPS to carry on with its own investigation on the matter. This will also help determine if there are other people involved or not.

(2) All these cases are still under SAPS investigation, however internal Departmental Board of Enquiries have not been convened, but we understand that the Military Ombud and/or Human Rights Commission are also investigating some of these incidents.

23 June 2020 - NW1179

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Basic Education

With social distancing being practised inside the classrooms of schools, what (a) plans does her department have in place and/or has directed to provinces to accommodate the remaining learners from other grades who will be phased back into attending school and (b) are the alternatives to dealing with the increased need for more classrooms and/or teaching spaces?

Reply:

(a) (b) In order to address social distancing protocols during the phasing in and full opening of school, provinces are providing mobile classrooms for additional spaces as well  identifying additional spaces inside the school campuses and or around the school  to address any additional needs for space. Provinces are also considering non-infrastructure solutions, which include 3 schooling models to cater for social distancing, These are:

  • Platoon / shift arrangements
  • Alternate days;
  • Alternate weeks

23 June 2020 - NW1003

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Hlengwa, Mr M to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

1.(a) What total number of persons were repatriated from other African countries during the period of lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 and (b)(i) at which quarantine sites were the specified persons placed and (ii) why were they placed at the specified quarantined sites; 2.Whether there were any persons that her department had identified, but was unable to repatriate; if so, (a) what total number of persons, (b) from which countries and (c) what were the reasons for her department’s decision not to repatriate such persons

Reply:

1. (a) The total number of persons repatriated from other African countries during the period of lockdown by air is 1966, and those through land borders can be best provided by the Department of Home Affairs.

(b) The Department of International Relations and Cooperation is not responsible for allocating quarantine sites. The Department of the Public Works may be in a better position to respond to questions related to quarantine sites.

2. No

a) Not applicable

b) Not applicable

c) Not applicable

22 June 2020 - NW1112

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

Whether he will furnish Mr T W Mhlongo with a copy of the report of the benchmarking and fact-finding visit to the United Kingdom by officials of his department in 2019; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

REPORT ON THE BENCHMARKING VISIT TO THE UK UNDERTAKEN BY DAC AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN ROADIES ASSOCIATION ON TECHNICAL SERVICES FROM 24 FEBRUARY TO 01 MARCH 2019

DISCUSSION

The Minister approved that the DG lead a South African delegation on a benchmarking exercise on technical services to the United Kingdom (UK) from 24 February to 01 March 2019. Please find the report on benchmarking study below:

  1. The SA delegation was led by the Director General, Mr Vusumuzi Mkhize, and he was accompanied by the Director: International Relations, Mr John Mogashoa, and Deputy Director: Stakeholder Management in the DG’s Office and President of South Africa Roadies Association, Mr Freddie Nyathela.

Meeting with the British Council

2. The delegation met with the British Council to understand their mandate and work. The meeting was also to introduce the DG to the leadership of the British Council in the UK so as to encourage more collaborative work between the DAC and the British Council and solicit their support where necessary.

3. The Creative Cultural Industries (CCIs) is one of the key focus areas of the British Council. The Council view the CCIs as very critical in promoting economic opportunities and economic growth. The CCIs also addresses the unemployment of young people and promote entrepreneurship.

4. The delegation was informed that the British Council offices wherever they are based their focus on technical skills, mentoring, coaching and partnership. The SA delegation informed the British Council that SA is in the initial stages of planning to build an academy for the arts to train young people in particular in creative skills. The DAC and British Council agreed to continue to work together for possible partnership. The British Council also advised the SA delegation to engage closely with the British Council offices in SA and share areas of common interests for mutual support and partnership.

Meeting with the SA Embassy in the UK

5. The DG outlined the objective of the visit. The Embassy also appraised the DG on the status of relationship between SA and the UK in general and some of the work that is taking place in arts and culture.

6. Some of the issues that the Embassy is currently working on in partnership with the DAC and other partners in the UK are: the statue of O.R Tambo as part of the Heritage Liberation Route project and Edinburgh Festival. The O.R Tambo statue project is at various levels of development as it also involves the rehabilitation of a part of the city where it is installed.

7. The difficulty in finalising the OR Tambo statue is mainly due to the lack of funds to complete the project. The DG promised to look into the project and assist where possible to ensure completion. The Embassy also informed the DG that one of the key events in the UK is the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe Festival that takes place annually between July and August. The DAC involvement in the Festival has somewhat dwindled over the years. There is a need to find a creative way to maintain SA presence at the festival. Some of the ways are to have a stand at the festival to profile and support those South Africa artists who do find their own way to the festival in order to attract relevant decision makers to their event by way of hosting dinner and media engagements.

Meeting with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

8. The festival is the longest running festival in the world having been established in 1947. The festival is only second to the FIFA World Cup in global audience and participation. It receives some of its funding from the British Council and the UK government.

9. One of the most important aspects of the Fringe Festival is the Marketplace where people buy works of art, various programming of the festival takes place and new artists are profiled. The Festival also indicated to the delegation that a programme called “Stage for Life” is available for mentorship and training for technical services in the areas of stage management and technical skills. However the trainee must be partnered with a senior technical person from the festival. Most of this training happens on the lead up to the fringe festival as it offers on the job training in various aspect of the technical services.

10. The Fringe Festival has invited DG to visit the Fringe Festival this year. In return, the festival will develop a programme for the DG that would allow him to meet with the decision makers and to learn how the festival is put together and to understand further the “Stage of Life” training programme.

Meeting with the National Skills Academy

11. The National Skills Academy was set up the by City Council as the voice of the employers for skills and creative industry. The National Skills Academy also focuses on research skills gaps mostly in the backstage as a result of industry not linking with the education institutions. The academy also focuses on apprenticeship, apprenticeship standards and framework. Skills diversity and inclusion and working with EFT colleges and creative cultural industries. The academy also offers courses not only in backstage but offstage as well such as administration. The academy is employer/industry run. Employers form the Board of the academy, are active in course design in terms of their need, help in dealing with marketing and publicity and serve as brokers as well. It is an ever expanding network as more employers are getting more involved in the creative and technical skills training. The focus of the training is also self-employment as most of the jobs are not long term.

12. The National Skills Academy has committed to support and engage South Africa going forward in the development of SA Cultural and Creative Technical Skill Academy.

Meeting with the Backstage Academy

13. The Backstage Academy is nestled in the middle of the creative and technical services industry. The Backstage Academy is a privately funded institution that bridges the gap between industry and education, working closely with the various institutions, practitioners, professions and other partners. Industry partnership is an integral part of what Backstage Academy is all about. There are three core companies to the Backstage Academy, namely: Brilliant, Backstage Academy and Light Structure that makes up the Production Park which is the campus on which Backstage is based or built. The Backstage live events production is made up of Design, Event Management and Sound Engineering and the other aspect to Backstage Academy is Production Futures which is about the future of the industry.

14. The Backstage Academy has a target of 14-18 years old. Each year about 100 students graduate in various fields, study and roles. Key critical success factors or model strategies for Backstage Academy are content development, funding strategies and industry partnerships. Some of the entry requirements to study at Backstage Academy is not related to the academic achievements of students, but issues of attitude and love for the industry, willingness of students to work in local communities and volunteerism are attributes that are required.

Backstage has agreed to partner with South Africa for the development of the SA Cultural and Creative Skills Academy

22 June 2020 - NW1190

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) Whether the National Library of South Africa will provide Mrs V van Dyk with a list of all persons who have acted in any positions since 1 January 2017; if not, why not; if so, by what date; (2) what (a) was the total cost of the acting allowances paid (i) in the specified period and (ii) to each person and (b) were the requirements for the jobs that each person acted in versus their own qualifications and experience; (3) what (a) number of persons have been sitting at home because of pending disciplinary hearings and are still receiving full salaries since 1 January 2017, (b) is the status of their hearings and (c) number of the specified positions have a person in an acting capacity? NW1495E

Reply:

(1) Due to lock down, the requested information will be available after June 2020.

(2) Due to lockdown the requested information will be provided after June 2020.

(3) (a) There are no persons sitting at home because of pending disciplinary hearings. (b) and (c) falls off as there are no disciplinary hearings.

22 June 2020 - NW1119

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) Whether, with reference to the findings of the Attorney-General of the United States of America on the alleged US$ 10 million bribe paid to the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) officials to vote for South Africa to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the identities of (a) co-conspirator 15 and (b) co-conspirator 16 is known; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the names of each co-conspirator; (2) whether he will launch an investigation into the alleged bribe paid through the Diaspora Legacy Fund which was covered up as a Government directive by the former Minister of Sports and Recreation, Mr F A Mbalula; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) will he investigate the report on irregularities raised in the report of the SA Football Association Chief Executive Officer, Mr Dennis Mumble, on certain persons (details furnished)? NW1415E

Reply:

  1. No. The identities of the alleged conspirators and co-conspirators are unknown to the Department and the Ministry.
  2. The Minister has not been presented with the evidence to launch an investigation into the alleged bribe paid to the Diaspora legacy Fund.
  3. The Minister has not been presented with a report on the irregularities raised in the report of the South African Football Association Chief Executive Officer, Mr Dennis Mumble.

22 June 2020 - NW1113

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) What were the salaries of certain persons (details furnished) in the (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16, (c) 2016-17, (d) 2017-18 and (e) 2018-19 financial years; (2) what is the variance in staff costs between the senior management salary band and top management band in the (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16, (c) 2016-17, (d) 2017-18 and (e) 2018-19 financial years?

Reply:

1. The salaries for the specified individuals were as follows:

Name

2014/15

(a)

2015/16

(b)

2016/17

(c)

2017/2019

(d)

2019/20

(e)

CEO- Rosemary Mangope

1,296,226

1,556,926

1,771,453

1,725,888

1,820,812

Interim CEO - Zolani Mkiva (25 September 2018 to 31 January 2019)

 

     

460,720

CFO- Dumisani Dlamini(1 April to 30 November 2017)

753,769

1,475,781

1,661,388

1,374,843

 

CFO- Thami Kubheka

190,838

       

CFO(Appointed 24 January 2018)- Karen Son

 

 

 

227,688

1,365,016

Executive Salaries Total

3,032,707

3,432,841

2,240,833

3,328,419

3,646,548

2. The variance in staff costs between the senior management salary band and top management band were as follows:

 

2014/15

(a)

2015/16

(b)

2016/17

(c)

2017/2019

(d)

2019/20

(e)

Arts Development Manager- Julie Diphofa

902,841

906,945

1,050,838

1,235,678

1,219,273

Finance Manager- Dakalo Mandiwana

504,402

892,415

949,956

941,776

 

Finance Manager- Reshma Bhoola

       

955,376

IT Manager- Krishna Perumal

705,509

       

IT Manager- Itumeleng Sikhosana

 

463,667

750,858

802,988

851,167

Communications & Marketing Specialist- Carol Maluleke

472,914

       

Communications & Marketing Specialist- Janet Molekwa

 

567,467

731,514

808,881

800,253

Council Secretary- Mary-Anne Makgoka

675,326

692,804

747,811

806,961

252,614

Project Manager in CEO's Office- Rosie Katz

 

616,917

160,000

   

Project Manager in CEO's Office- Denzil Jones

 

50,000

600,000

377,296

 

HR Manager (1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018)- Total Matsepa

     

463,477

 

HR Manager (Appointed 24 January 2018)- Thabiso Selai

     

149,223

900,244

Senior management salaries

3,260,991

4,190,215

4,990,977

5,586,280

4,978,927

Variance

(1,020,157.88)

(1,157,508.00)

(1,558,136.00)

(2,257,861.00)

(1,332,379.00)

22 June 2020 - NW1175

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

What amount has the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee paid for each anniversary dinner and/or celebration in each of the past 10 financial years?

Reply:

May the Hon. Member note that SASCOC has not re-opened due to the lockdown, therefore for now the information is inaccessible.

 

22 June 2020 - NW1127

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

In light of the fact that one of the requirements for the unemployed to receive the social relief grant of R350 during the lockdown period to curb the spread of Covid-19 is to have a bank account and in view of the fact that this aspect alienated many who truly need the R350, more so in rural areas like Mpumalanga where traveling to and from town can cost up to R200, (a) in what way has his department made alternative means of ensuring persons can register for the grant even when they don’t meet the whole criteria and (b) how are beneficiaries of this particular grant being assisted in cases of not having (i) an identity document and/or (ii) proof of residence for the homeless?

Reply:

(a) It is not a requirement for any applicant for the special relief grant of R350 per month to have a bank account. The various methods of payment which are available in order to ensure that all citizens are accommodated are:

  • Direct deposits into bank accounts, where the applicant has a bank account and provides that information to SASSA on request;
  • Money transfers into cell phones for those clients who have a cell phone and elect to receive the payment through this channel. The money transfer is then cashed out at one of four participating bank ATMs or at the retail outlets contracted to those banks;
  • Payment through the South African Post Office. This channel is available for all citizens who do not have a bank account, or a mobile phone. Payment is made over the counter on production of an identity document and the SMS notification of payment.

(b) (i) One of the requirements contained in the signed Directions is that the applicant must be a South African citizen, permanent resident or refugee as registered on the Department of Home Affairs database. This implies that applicants without identity documents cannot be accepted. The identity number is one of the very few control measures to ensure that the grant does go to the right person, and for purposes of auditability and accountability cannot be compromised.

(ii) Proof of residence is not a requirement. The only requirement is for the applicant to provide an address on the application – this address could even just be the name of the town in which he/she resides.

22 June 2020 - NW1189

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) Whether the new Chief Executive Officer of the National Library of South Africa (NLSA) appointed a certain person (details furnished) while the NLSA was closed during the lockdown to curb the Covid-19 pandemic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, will the specified person be earning an acting allowance during lockdown;

Reply:

(1) Yes, the specified person was appointed and will be earning an acting allowance during the lockdown in line with the NLSA’s Acting Policy.

(2) (a) The salary scale for Directors on level 12 is from R933 995 to R1 0600.

(b) As per the NLSA’s Acting Policy, an acting allowance is the difference between the current package and the minimum of the position the person is acting on. The salary bracket for the position of Executive Director starts at R1.2 million.

(3) (a) Yes, the position was advertised from 4 to 21 February 2020.

(b) NQF Level 9 qualification in Business Administration/Human Resources Management/Legal or an equivalent qualification coupled with six to ten years of senior management experience in the public service.

(c) Total number of applications received were 44.

(d) The Selection Panel was comprised of the following members:

  • Mr Lufuno Nematshwerani, Chairperson: HR & REMCo
  • Mr Jimmy Morakile, Chairperson: Information Communications Technology Board Sub-Committee
  • Dr Buhle Mbambo-Thata, Chairperson: Research and Knowledge Management Board Sub-Committee
  • Mr Kepi Madumo, National Librarian and CEO
  • Ms Matuma Masipa, Director: Human Resources Management (Custodian People Processes)

(e) Unfortunately, no decision can be shared at this stage, the recruitment process is still in progress.

(4) Yes, in the acting role the incumbent fulfills their own duties as well as those of the position they are acting in. Qualifications include a Master’s in Business Administration degree, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Diploma in Public Relations Management.

22 June 2020 - NW1108

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Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 259 on 25 May 2020, he will furnish Mr M J Cuthbert with a detailed list of the (a) names and (b) job titles of each employee of his department who incurred expenditure on business class flights?

Reply:

In my previous response I advised that all travel in the department has been considered in line with internal policies of the department as well as National Treasury’s Instruction Note No. 04 of 2017/2018 on cost containment related to travel and subsistence.

National Treasury’s Instruction Note No. 04 of 2017/2018 allows for the following air travel arrangements for departments and constitutional institutions:

“5.7.3.2 For flights that are five (5) hours or less, business class tickets may only be purchased for:

  1. Director- Generals or persons holding equivalent ranks in departments;
  2. Persons appointed on grounds of policy considerations in terms of Section 12A of the Public Service Act, 1994 (i.e. advisors to exceutive authorities); and
  3. Accounting officers of constiutional institutions

5.7.3.3 For flights exceeding five (5) hours, business class tickets may only be purchased for:

  1. Directors- General or persons holding equivalent ranks in departments;
  2. Deputy Directors-General and Chief Directors or persons holding equivalent ranks in the department;
  3. persons appointed on grounds of policy considerations in terms of Section 12A of the Public Service Act, 1994 (i.e. advisors to exceutive authorities);
  4. accounting officers of constitutional institutions;
  5. employees at the level of management that report directly to the accounting officer of a constitutional institution;
  6. employees at the level of management that report directly to the officials referred to in paragraph (e) above and
  7. non-executive members serving on any governance committee of a department or constitutional institution.
  8. any other employee to whom authority was granted as indicated in 5.3.7.1.

5.7.3.4 Notwithstanding the provisions of 5.3.7.1, 5.3.7.2 and 5.3.7.3 above, accounting officers or delegated officials of departments and constiutional institutions may approve the purchse of business class tickets:

  1. for employees with disabilities,
  2. for employees with special needs,
  3. in cases where economy class flights are not available, or
  4. where the business class ticket is the same price or cheaper than the economy class ticket to the same destination.

In line with the above provisions, the Director-General, Deputy Directors-General, Chief Directors and officials with disabilities and special needs have travelled business class. The names of persons below the level of DDG who travelled business class, as provided by the Department, is submitted below:

Passenger

Job Title

Moosa Ebrahim

Chief Director

Molefane Maoto

Chief Director

Kruger Niki

Chief Director

Jensma Stieneke

Chief Director

Medupe Moloantoa Sidwell

Chief Director

Le Roux Adriaan

Chief Director

Mene Wamkele

Chief Director

Osman Shareen

Chief Director

Hudson Daryl

Director

Xulu Noziphozandile

Director

Mogashoa Ephraim

Deputy Director

Padayachy Meshendri

Deputy Director

Skosana Vusumuzi Jeffrey

Deputy Director

Ndikandika Nangamso

Executive Assistant

Mkhwebane Precious Nthabeleng

Personal Assistant

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22 June 2020 - NW1224

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

What (a) number of applications has his department received for the Covid-19 relief fund to date, (b) number of these applications have been paid out, (c) is the name of each person who has been paid, (d) number of applications were unsuccessful and (e) are the reasons they were unsuccessful? NW1531E

Reply:

  1. The total number of applications received is 3 919 (470 Sport and 3449 for Arts and Culture applications)
  2. The total number of applications paid is 1 163 (307 Sport and 856 Arts and Culture)
  3. List of (Names) of persons who have been paid is attached.
  4. The total number of applications that were declined is 1 505 (163 Sport and 1 342 Arts and Culture). Noteworthy is that the adjudication process has not yet been completed.
  5. The reasons for unsuccessful applications vary from applicant to applicant.  These include:
  • Applications received after closing date ( 06/04/2020),
  • Applications that did not adhere to the Sport, Arts and Culture Relief Fund criteria,
  • Applications that were not related to the Sports and Creatives sector,
  • Applicants who have sources of income, employed, have a business,
  • Applicants who cannot be confirmed as national athletes, coaches or technical personnel (more appropriate for Provincial Relief),
  • No indication of cancelled or postponed events.

 

List of Beneficiaries - COVID-19 Relief Fund (Sport beneficiaries)

 

 

FEDERATION

APPLICANT

APPROVED

EQUESTRIAN

Chad Cunningham

Approved

EQUESTRIAN

Nicola Mohr

Approved

NETBALL

Ine Maree Venter

Approved

NETBALL

Khanyisa Chawane

Approved

NETBALL

Pumza Maweni

Approved

NETBALL

Rome Dreyer

Approved

NETBALL

Sigrid Burger

Approved

NETBALL

Shadine Van Der Merwe

Approved

NETBALL

Karla Pretorius

Approved

NETBALL

Zanele Vimbela

Approved

SURFING

Tanika Hoffman

Approved

SURFING

Shuan Solomons

Approved

SURFING

Tasha Mentasti

Approved

SURFING

Kai Linder

Approved

SURFING

Johnathan Hutchison

Approved

FENCING

Andrei Mikhailovich

Approved

FENCING

Mkhatshwa Hawkins

Approved

FENCING

Joseph Maluleke

Approved

FENCING

Galukhin Mikhail

Approved

FENCING

Pavel Tychler

Approved

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Hilton Langenhoven

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Hamman Reindhardt

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Nel, Andre

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Norris, Shaun

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Petersen, Derick

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Roets, Jason

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Roos, Jake

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Rowe, Lyle

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Samu, Ivana

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Smith, Jason

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Thimba, Toto

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Van den berg, Ulrich

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Van den Heever, Divan

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Van der Merwe, Petrus

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Van der Spuy, Rourke

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Vljoen, MJ

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Williamson, Andrew

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Wilsnach, Quintin

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Myeki Zethu

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Duma Siviwe

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Duma Yolanda

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Caitlin Rooskrantz

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Naveen Daries

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Mona Pretorius

Approved

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Alwande Skhosana

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Amos Magagula

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Wian Sullwald

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Henrie Michael Schoeman

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Gillian Sanders

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22 June 2020 - NW1173

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Whether any money was transferred as a loan from the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee to the Commonwealth Bid Committee; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what total amount was transferred, (b) on what date, (c) what was the purpose and conditions of the loan and (d) on what date was the money repaid? NW1478E

Reply:

The Hon. Member may please note SASCOC has not re-opened due to the lockdown.

22 June 2020 - NW1107

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Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

(1)Whether, with reference to his reply to question 259 on 25 May 2020, he will furnish Mr M.J Cuthbert with the (a) names and (b) job titles of each employee of his department who has been on sabbatical leave since 1 January 2019; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) whether any of the specified employees have subsequently applied for an additional period of sabbatical leave; if so, what are the relevant details of the additional period of leave (a) requested and (b) granted in each case? [NW1403E]

Reply:

I have requested the additional information and am advised as follows:

1. The names and the job titles of the relevant employees as per question 259 on 25 May 2020 who have taken sabbatical leave since 1 January 2019 and the details are as follows:

No

(a)

Name of employee

(b)

Job title

Details

     

Period

Duration

Details

1.

Ms Z Kobue

Deputy Director: Technology Architecture

1 March 2019 to 30 November 2019

9 months

Research and writing a dissertation towards an MBA

2.

Ms J.K.M

Maifadi

Assistant Director: MCEP

1 April 2019 to 30 November 2019

8 months

Research and writing a dissertation towards an MBA

3.

Mr M.M

Mahlangu

Administrative Assistant

1 October 2019 to 31 August 2020

10 months

Research and writing a dissertation towards a Masters in Business Management

4.

Ms A.T

Mashimbyi

Assistant Director: SACU

1 May 2019 to 30 November 2019

7 months

Research and writing a dissertation towards an MBA

5.

Mr N.S.C Nkuna

Director: Communication and Marketing

26 July 2019 to 25 January 2020

6 months

Research and writing a dissertation towards an MBA

6.

Ms R Raluthaga

Trade and Industry Advisor

1 August 2019 to 31 October 2019

3 months

Research and writing a dissertation towards a Masters in Public Management

7.

Ms R Ramdhani

Deputy Director: Chemicals and Allied Industries

16 August 2019 to 15 November 2019

3 months

Research and writing a dissertation towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation

8

Ms B.P

Phatlane

Trade and Industry Advisor

16 January 2019 to 31 March 2019

2½ months

Research and writing a dissertation towards a Masters in Public Administration

9.

Mr D.M Ndhlela

Deputy Director: Regional Industrial Development

1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

12 months

Research and writing a dissertation towards a PhD

10.

Ms A.T.V

Lebuso

Director: Organisational Development and Transformation

1 February 2018 to 31 January 2019

12 months

Research and writing a dissertation towards a Masters in Industrial/

Organisational Psychology

11.

Ms A.A Ontong

Director: Human Resource Development

3 April 2018 to 3 April 2019

12 months

Research and writing a dissertation towards a PhD

12.

Mr S.J Melodi

Investigator

1 September 2019 to 31 December 2019

4 months

Research and writing a dissertation towards a Masters in Law

13.

Mr A.N

Makhuvela

Deputy Director: Capital Equipment and Allied Industries

1 October 2019 to 28 February 2020

5 months

Research and writing a dissertation towards a Masters in Management (Public Policy)

14.

Ms J Scholtz

Chief Operating Officer

9 February 2018 to 8 February 2019

12 months

Attendance of classes towards an MBA

15.

Ms J.R Vass

Chief Director: Skills for the Economy

1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

12 months

Research and writing a dissertation towards a PhD

16.

Ms P.Q Myeki

Deputy Director: Industrial Climate Change Response

1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

12 months

Research and writing a dissertation towards a Doctorate in Business Administration

(2) None of the employees have subsequently applied for an additional period of sabbatical leave.

-END-

22 June 2020 - NW1054

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

On which provisions in the Lockdown Regulations did he rely to declare that an essential service certificate issued by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission is a compulsory requirement for businesses to operate during the Lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19? [

Reply:

The essential service certificates issued by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) were not a compulsory requirement for businesses to operate during the Lockdown.

The CIPC provided a service to businesses, registered under the Companies Act, to register as essential service providers.

The status of the CIPC certificate was made clear in a statement issued by the Department on 26 March 2020. It was stated that possession of a CIPC certificate did not constitute permission to operate during the Lockdown and that companies should be guided by the Regulations as to whether they were permitted to operate.

The information on the number of companies which operated as essential (and later, ‘permitted’ services) enabled government to keep a record of the number of workers who were employed at such companies This information was important when considering the level of movement of workers outside their homes during the early phases of the lockdown; and the appropriate transport directions and regulations. It provided law enforcement officers with proof that a company’s senior management certified that it was an essential service.

Almost 500 000 companies registered on the CIPC’s Bizportal website, as essential service providers and, later, as permitted service providers under Alert Level 4.

I decided not to issue Directions that would have required companies to register, even though I was advised that the Lockdown Regulations would have permitted me to issue such Directions. I took the view that it was preferable to allow companies to determine whether their business fell within the definition of essential services in terms of the Lockdown Regulations.

With effect from 1 June 2020, and the start of Alert Level 3, the concepts of essential and permitted services no longer apply. The CIPC has therefore stopped issuing the certificates.

-- END --

 

22 June 2020 - NW1109

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

(1)What (a) are the names of the top 50 organisations in the past 10 financial years that received the highest amount of funding from the National Lottery and (b) was the value of funding in each case in each specified financial year; (2) Whether the National Lottery has conducted audits on the specified organisations to ensure that the money allocated in the specified financial years was indeed spent on what was stated; if so, (a) which organisations and/or entities were audited, (b) in which year and (c) what were the adverse findings? NW1405E

Reply:

Following an initial reply from the NLC setting out the reasons why they will not be able to provide the requested information within the available time before the Parliamentary Reply was due and requesting additional time, kindly find the supplementary reply submitted by Ms Thabang Mampane, Commissioner of the National Lotteries Commission, which is reproduced below.

“The names of top 50 funded organisations and the amounts are highlighted on the attached list (See Annexure A). The NLC has a fully-fledged Monitoring and Evaluation Department that monitors implementation and outcomes of funded projects. All funded organisations signs a Grant Agreement with the NLC with terms and conditions relating to how the grants are to be used. The NLC follows up on these conditions and applies its internal policies in cases on non-compliance. The NLC has sourced the services of a panel of engineers responsible to assist in providing NLC with quality assurance reviews on funded infrastructure projects. The Office of the Auditor General South Africa (AGSA) also conducts in-depth audit into NLC’s funding process. In recent years, the NLC received a negative media coverage from an on-line media publication (GroudUp) alleging a wide range of corruption in relation to certain projects that were funded by the organisation. The NLC Board appointed an audit firm, Sekela Xabiso to investigate the alleged corruption and the investigation is on-going. In addition to that, the Honorable Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition has also appointed an audit firm, Nexia, SAB&T to investigate the same allegations and the investigation is on-going as well. All findings from the relevant assurance bodies (audit/investigation) are/will be analysed and reviewed in order to ensure that proper remedial actions are implemented.”

22 June 2020 - NW1225

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

What is the position of his department with regard to paying back the entrance fees paid by local Comrades Marathon entrants given that their applications will not be deferred to 2021 as is the case with international entrants?

Reply:

The Comrades Marathon like other sport events which have been cancelled or postponed, remain the responsibility of the organisers.  This includes all related liabilities and benefits accrued; be it entrance fees or any other obligations and or transactions between the organisers, the entrants (participants) as well as any other interested party.  Naturally, the terms and conditions of engagement between the parties (organisers and entrants) would guide the management and resolution of these matters.

22 June 2020 - NW1174

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) (a) What is the total number of colours that were awarded by the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee in contravention of the National Sports Colours Regulations and/or their own regulations, (b) which sporting codes do they pertain to, (c) who awarded them in each case, (d) what is the status of each illegally awarded colour and (e) were all the colours awarded illegally; (2) (a) on what date was the former National Colours Board last functional, (b) what are the reasons that it became dysfunctional, (c) who had the responsibility to ensure that a new National Colours Board was established and (d) what are the reasons they failed to do so?

Reply:

1). The Hon. Member may please note SASCOC has not re-opened due to the lockdown.

2(a) The National Colours Board was last functional when the South African Sports Commission Act was repealed.

(b) and (c) It became dysfunctional due to the lack of enabling provisions in the National Sport and Recreation Act, 2007. This lack of empowering provision from the Act, made it difficult for the Minister to pass the Regulations to give effect to the establishment of the National Colours Board.

(d) the Department has been making efforts to amend the Act to give effect to enabling provisions required to promulgate the Regulations.