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01 December 2015 - NW4009

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(1) (a) Since when has the payroll grading system for (i) her department and (ii) all entities reporting to her been used in each case and (b) what measurable have been put in place to ensure the integrity of such system; (2) whether there are any instances where such systems were not followed in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 financial years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the (a) details and (b) outcomes in each case respectively?

Reply:

DEPARTMENT

(1) (a) The Department of Transport has been using the EQUATE job evaluation system when it was introduced in 1998 by the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA). The system became compulsory from 1999 as prescribed by the Public Service Regulations. The DPSA reviewed this system and in April 2015 introduced the new web-based system called EVALUATE which is now used by all Departments.

(1)(b) There is a component that is charged with the responsibility of managing job evaluations in the Department. The Directorate: Organisational Development and Change Management consists of staff members who have been trained and certified as Job Analysts and Job Evaluation Panelists to use the job grading system. The Department has developed a Job Evaluation Policy and has a functional Job Evaluation Panel that sits regularly to moderate jobs. The Department also makes use of external Job Analysts and Job Evaluation Panel members when necessary to evaluate and moderate certain jobs to maintain the integrity of the system. Organized Labour is invited to sit in the Job Evaluation Panel meetings to ensure transparency and accountability. Both the EQUATE and EVALUATE systems have security features i.e passwords that keep them safe from unauthorized access and use. The Department further keeps records of all the jobs that have been graded and decisions thereof. The Department reports annually through its annual reports on the number of posts that have been evaluated.

 

(2)

Please refer to information as per the table below:

Question (2) (a) (b) and (c)

Question (2) what are the (a) details

Question (2) (b) outcomes in each case respectively

2012 – 13 - 16 employees were granted higher salaries than the salary grades of their posts

  1. Purchase offer (Ministerial appointment) – Part V C.3 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001, as amended.

Higher salary approved by the former Minister

Level of post Level 6 – R129 780pa, appointed on Level 7 - Level 7 - R149 742pa.

 
  1. Purchase offer (Ministerial appointment) – Part V C.3 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001, as amended.

Higher salary approved by the former Minister

Level of post Level 4 – R90 396pa, appointed on Level 5 - R118 983pa

 
  1. Counter offer – Part V C.3 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001, as amended.

Higher salary approved by the former Minister

Level of post Level 13 – R775 233pa, match offer from another institution on Level 14 – R1 042 839pa

 
  1. Purchase offer (Ministerial appointment) – Part V C.3 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001, as amended.

Higher salary approved by the former Minister

Level of post Level 13 – R860 388pa, appointed on Level 14 – R939 631pa

 
  1. Purchase offer (Ministerial appointment) – Part V C.3 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001, as amended.

Higher salary approved by the former Minister

Level of post Level 13 – R719 613pa, appointed on Level 14 – R1 012 251pa

 
  1. Purchase offer (Ministerial appointment) – Part V C.3 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001, as amended.

Higher salary approved by the former Minister

Level of post Level 12 – R550 992pa, appointed on Level 13 – R719 613pa

 
  1. Purchase offer (Ministerial appointment) – Part V C.3 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001, as amended.

Higher salary approved by the former Minister

Level of post Level 7 – R175 194pa, appointed on Level 11 – R464 919pa

 
  1. Purchase offer (Ministerial appointment) – Part V C.3 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001, as amended.

Higher salary approved by the former Minister

Level of post Level 8 – R198 975pa, appointed on Level 11 – R464 919pa

 
  1. Purchase offer (Ministerial appointment) – Part V C.3 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001, as amended.

Higher salary approved by the former Minister

Level of post Level 6 – R139 812pa, appointed on Level 9 – R236 532pa

 
  1. Purchase offer (Ministerial appointment) – Part V C.3 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001, as amended.

Higher salary approved by the former Minister

Level of post Level 3 – R81 312pa, appointed on Level 4 – R97 809pa

 
  1. Purchase offer (Ministerial appointment) – Part V C.3 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001, as amended.

Higher salary approved by the former Minister

Level of post Level 11 – R334 052pa, appointed on Level 12 – R407 745pa

 

12.Counter offer – Part V C.3 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001, as amended

Higher salary approved by the former Director-General, Level of post Level 8 – R204 990pa, appointed on Level 9 – R240 075pa

 

13.Retention purposes – Part V C.3 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001, as amended

Higher salary approved by the former Director-General, Level of post Level 13 – R798 663pa, offer on Level 14 – R872 214pa

 

14.Purchase offer – Part V C.3 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001, as amended

Higher salary approved by the former Director-General, Level of post Level 12 – R522 669pa, appointed on Level 13 – R719 613pa

 
  1. Purchase offer (Ministerial appointment) – Part V C.3 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001, as amended.

Higher salary approved by the former Minister

Level of post Level 7 – R160 224pa, appointed on Level 8 – R198 975pa

 
  1. Purchase offer (Ministerial appointment) – Part V C.3 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001, as amended.

Higher salary approved by the former Minister

Level of post Level 12 – R550 992pa, appointed on Level 13 – R719 613pa

2013 – 14 - 3 employees were appointed on higher salaries than the salary grades of their posts

  1. Retention purposes (Ministerial appointment) – Part V C.3 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001, as amended.

Higher salary approved by the former Minister

Level of post Level 4 – R96 363pa, offer on Level 5 – R116 937pa

 
  1. Purchase offer – (Ministerial appointment) – Part V C.3 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001, as amended.

Higher salary approved by the former Minister

Level of post Level 7 – R170 799pa, appointed on Level 8 – R212 106pa

 
  1. Purchase offer – (Ministerial appointment) – Part V C.3 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001, as amended.

Higher salary approved by the former Minister

Level of post Level 5 – R122 280pa, appointed on Level 8 – R212 106pa

2014 – 15 - 2 employees were appointed on higher than the salary grades of their posts

  1. Counter offer – Part V C.3 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001, as amended

Higher salary approved by the former Acting Director-General

Level of post Level 6 – R150 819pa, appointed on Level 7 – R188 985pa

 
  1. Counter offer – Part V C.3 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001, as amended

Higher salary approved by the former Acting Director-General

Level of post Level 6 – R150 819pa, appointed on Level 7 – R197 616pa

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

(1) (a) The payroll grading system was implemented in 2002 for (i) N/A (ii) the South African Civil Aviation Authority.

(b)The system has different access control levels wherein only the payroll manager has access to the payroll grading system. Amendments to the job grading system can only be processed on payroll on the directive by the Director of Civil Aviation (DCA).

(2) There were no instances where the abovementioned process was not followed during (a) 2012-13 (b) 2013-14 (c) 2014-15 financial years and therefore (a) N/A (b) N/A.

Air Traffic & Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS)

  1. (a) Since its formation, (ii) ATNS has been using a job grading system. At inception ATNS used the Hay Job Grading System, and migrated to the Peromnes Job Grading System.
  1. The application of job grading within ATNS is guided by a Job Grading Policy, which guides the link to remuneration, especially in relation to movement inside and outside the grading bands; the formation of the Job Grading Committee; the grading process; as well as an appeal process. All committee members are trained on the principles of job grading. Job grading for positions which form part of the Bargaining Unit, involves the inclusion of Shop Stewards as part of the process.

The grading of jobs is performed on an electronic system, which belongs to an independent service provider, of which ATNS has administration rights to perform the evaluations. The system has built-in measures to ensure the accuracy and consistency of the rules applied for the grading of positions, as highlighted in the internal policy.

  1. The Peromnes Job Grading system within ATNS has been consistently applied and there are no deviations to note in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 financial years.

Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited (ACSA)

  1. (a) (ii) ACSA has been using the Oracle system for payroll processing since 2008.

(b) The payroll system is designed according to the approved Remuneration and Benefits policies and procedures.

  1. There have not been any deviations to the Remuneration and Benefits policy and procedures in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 financial years.

Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA)

1. (a,ii) In terms of the Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA), the J-easy grading system has been in place internally since 2013 supported by an independent provider. Prior to that, external service providers were used for the grading of all positions.

(b) To ensure integrity of the system, different approval processes exist as follows:

  • The job profiles are developed and approved by relevant levels; and
  • The segregation of duties in relation to the capturing and the actual evaluation exist for grading purposes and the correlation and benchmarking by an independent external body are in place

2. (a) None (b) None (c) None

(a) and (b) Not applicable as the system is followed.

Road Accident Fund (RAF)

  1. (a)(ii) The Road Accident Fund’s (RAF) current payroll grading system has been in use since 1 September 2012, and (b) the following measurable controls have been put in place to ensure the integrity of the systems: (aa) a RAF Job Evaluation Policy is in place and enforced which policy provides that all positions in the RAF must be graded; grading must be linked to the salary structure; and, job gradings must be approved by the responsible divisional executive; (bb) job grades are verified annually during the annual salary adjustments for both the Human Capital HRIS system and Payroll SAP system; (cc) access to the Human Capital HRIS system and Payroll SAP system is password protected; (dd) access and user rights are approved by the Senior Management in Human Resources Shared Services and Financial Accounting, based on the function performed by the specific employee; and, (ee) the integrity of the Human Capital HRIS system and Payroll SAP systems are audited annually by RAF Internal Audit Division and the Auditor General - no material findings were reported during the audits;
  1. There were no instances where the payroll grading system was not followed in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 financial years.

Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA)

  1. (a) The SAGE Payroll system has been in used since 2013.

(ii) Road Traffic Infringement Agency – Entity

(b) Internal policies and procedures are in place as measure to ensure integrity. Statutory obligations and reporting also serve as a measure in such SAGE Payroll systems.

  1. 2012 – 13 : None, cause there was no Payroll system it was outsourced.
  2. 2013 – 14 : SAGE Payroll system followed
  3. 2014 – 15 : SAGE Payroll system followed
  1. 2012 – 13 : None, cause there was no Payroll system it was outsourced.
  2. 2013 – 14 : None
  3. 2014 – 15 : None

Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC)

  1. a)The RTMC has since its inception been using the equate job evaluation tool in September 2014, a resolution was taken by the Board to implement the Patterson model. The VIP payroll module was used since 2010 and before then the Corporation was using Persal.

b)There is segregation of duties in the VIP payroll system. The payroll manager is responsible for managing the access to the system. The VIP Payroll software reduces risk by giving visibility to transactions and providing an audit trail. There are established process and procedure to manage the payroll function.

  1. There were no such instances where systems were not followed.

South African National Road Agency (SANRAL)

1)a) Since 1998, SANRAL made use of the Permones grading system.

b) To ensure integrity of such a system, job evaluation exercises are conducted across all levels of jobs referred to as “roles” in our terminology. This is done to determine the relative worth of a role in relation to other jobs within the organisation. The current job grading system is broad banded and forms the basis of the pay scales. The design of the scales promotes a competitive market anchor specifically for senior and technical portfolios and is used as a strategy to attract, retain and motivate high performers and prospective new incumbents

2. The Permones grading system has been followed since inception in 1998, including the financial years provided above. SANRAL operates in terms of its founding legislation, The South African National Roads Agency Limited and National Roads Act (Act No. 7,1998), thus SANRAL employees are not civil servants.

Railway Safety Regulator (RSR)

Herewith our response below to the question in as far as it relates to the RSR:

1(a) The RSR utilizes the Paterson Job Evaluation system and the payroll grading system is based on this.

1(b) The RSR has both a Job Evaluation and Remuneration Policy which both ensure the integrity of the payroll grading system. Both policies have been approved by the Board of Directors.

2(a) The RSR payroll system has consistently conformed to the provisions of the Job Evaluation and Remuneration Policies between 2012/2013, 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.

Ports Regulator South Africa (PRSA)

  1. (ii) The Ports Regulator of South Africa utilizes the Patterson grading system, this was implemented in the 2014/15 financial year, and has been verified by REM Channel, the survey institute of Price Water house Coopers.
  1. The system was only implemented after a human resource review was conducted which included a revision to policies, procedures, and a salary benchmarking exercise. This process was initiated in 2013/2014 and conducted in 2014/2015.

South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)

  1. (a) (i) Since 2010 the Hay system and pay scales have been used fir staff and a Paterson grading system was used for Executive positions
  2. To ensure the integrity of the system, there have been no changes to the grades since 2010. All remuneration reviews are approved by the Board of Directors, in addition, 21 Century Pay Solutions benchmarked the salaries of Executives
  1. Since 2010 to date when grading scales were implemented, no job was regarded. There however annual salary reviews implemented after approval by the board directors.

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)

  1. (ii) PRASA uses the Paterson Grading System since June 2008; and

(b) All PRASA job evaluations have been validated by a third party to ensure and promote the integrity of the system.

  1. Since adopting Paterson there hasn’t been instances where any other job grading system has been followed.

01 December 2015 - NW4021

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Basson, Ms J to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether the Aviation Safety Investigation Board has been established; if not, (a) why not, (b) by what date will it be established and (c) what budget allocation has been made in this regard; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

Civil Aviation Branch

(a) The Aviation Safety Investigation Board has not been established. (b) Chapter 4 of the Civil Aviation Act, which provides for the establishment of the Aviation Safety Investigation Board has not been proclaimed. (c) No budgetary allocation has been made for the establishment of the Aviation Safety Investigation Board. The Department will make a proposal for the amendment of Chapter 4 of the Act to provide functional independence of the Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation without creating an entity, which might not be sustainable.

01 December 2015 - NW4076

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Has there been any developments in the promotion of the services of the Government Printing Works to other countries in Africa, or does increased domestic profitability make this less of a priority?

Reply:

Expanding the security printing services of Government Printing Works (GPW) to other African countries remains a priority for GPW. The Chief Director for Marketing and Stakeholder Relations is responsible for this work and actively seeks out and applies for tenders for security printing such as printing of ballot papers for other African countries. The only current contract the GPW has for such work is the printing of the African Union passport.

01 December 2015 - NW4075

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether, with reference to the draft State Printers Bill and Government Printing Works' transition to a state-owned company, there are any alternative procedures available to develop its facilities without depending on the Department of Public Works; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Government Printing Works (GPW) is a Government Component, and as such is obliged, according to the Government Immovable Asset Management Act No 19, of 2007, to use the Department of Public Works to purchase or lease buildings and to conduct improvements to State property.

01 December 2015 - NW4080

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) What has been done to address the lengthy payment times of creditors by the Government Printing Works (GPW) and (b) how does this impact on the GPW’s finances?

Reply:

  1. During the 2014/15 financial year, the Government Printing Works (GPW) took on average less than 25 calendar days to pay its creditors, including suppliers from abroad. There are no lengthy payment cycles.

2. The GPW pays its suppliers during the normal course of business and thus there is no negative effect on its finances.

01 December 2015 - NW4134

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Redelinghuys, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Police

(1)With reference to Verkykerskop CAS 01/03/2012, (a) what are the complaints contained in the docket and (b) what is the current status of the investigation; (2) whether a certain person (name furnished) was charged in this case; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what number of livestock were allegedly stolen; (4) were any of the allegedly stolen livestock recovered; if not, why not; if so, (a) how many and (b) who received the livestock; (5) whether the specified person has opened a counter case of stock theft; if not, why not; if so, (a) what is the CAS number and (b) the status of this investigation?

Reply:

(1)(a) Theft of livestock (1x head of cattle).

(1)(b) The case was closed after mediation on 2012-07-20 and filed.

(2) Boeana Ephraim Nhlanhla was arrested, charged and taken to court. The case was later withdrawn by the Public Prosecutor Warden/Harrismith after mediation was done.

(3)(a) 1x head of cattle

(4) Yes

(4)(i) 1x head of cattle

(4)(ii) The owner, Mr LM Malinga

(5) Mr Nhanlhla did not open a counter case. No reason can be given why Mr Nhanlhla did not open a counter case.

01 December 2015 - NW4045

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

What budget amounts did the SA Police Service allocate to (a) its national head office and (b) each province in the (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12, (iv) 2012-13, (v) 2013-14 and (vi) 2014-15 financial years and (vii) for the 2015-16 financial year?

Reply:

(a) & (b) (i) - (vii),

The following operational amounts were budgeted and allocated to provinces and national competencies (divisions) in the respected financial years:

 

2009/10

R’000

2010/11

R’000

2011/12

R’000

2012/13

R’000

2013/14

R’000

2014/15

R’000

2015/16

R’000

Western Cape

642 266

697 851

687 434

678 224

700 025

693 746

711 558

Northern Cape

223 803

256 498

247 262

255 099

263 351

264 520

271 461

Free State

386 323

420 504

412 994

399 285

412 103

412 679

423 227

Eastern Cape

672 776

742 339

714 700

717 259

740 608

739 460

759 026

KwaZulu-Natal

818 344

900 290

875 459

926 498

955 916

950 841

974 482

Mpumalanga

328 595

367 822

359 681

363 177

374 812

376 642

386 236

Limpopo

410 378

452 919

441 728

458 364

473 192

476 934

489 257

Gauteng

1 207 681

1 296 661

1 278 234

1 247 603

1 287 665

1 252 477

1 284 255

North West

383 672

421 325

410 963

416 125

429 835

431 092

442 773

National competencies

3 120 482

2 805 695

3 149 703

3 362 241

3 533 746

3 894 319

4 438 576

To provide a perspective on the amounts allocated to cost centres on national and provincial level as well as the different financial years, it is deemed appropriate to provide the following information:

  • National competencies (divisions) comprise inter alia of Forensic Services, Visible Policing, Operational Response Service, Protection and Security Services, Crime Intelligence, Human Resource Development, Human Resource Management, Facilities Management, Supply Chain Management, Legal Services, Financial Management, Technology Management Services, Inspectorate and functions reporting directly to the National Commissioner.
  • Some competencies performed in provinces report directly to divisions and their expenditure vests therefore with such a division. For example, Training Institutions, Crime Intelligence, Forensic Services, Protection and Security Services, National Intervention Units, Task Force, Internal Audit and SAPS garages.
  • The operational budget is apportioned between cost centres which include overtime and capital purchases such as vehicles.
  • Over and above the direct operational budgets of cost centres, some operational items/ aspects are separately funded by the Head Office divisions, i.e. uniform, ammunition, firearms, IT products and services, erection and purchase of new facilities, leasing of facilities and municipal services for all facilities.
  • A comparative interpretation of budget allocations per financial year therefore does not provide context as shifting of functions between provinces and national (divisions) in terms of the organizational structural changes are not discounted over the period.

01 December 2015 - NW4010

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What protection services in (i) the form of human resources and (ii) another form were provided to (aa) her department’s Director-General and (bb) each chief executive officer of each of the entities reporting to her in the (aaa) 2012-13, (bbb) 2013-14 and (ccc) 2014-15 financial years, (b) what was the (i) budget allocation and (ii) actual cost in each specified financial year and (c) what criteria were used to provide protection services in each specified case?

Reply:

Department

(a), (i), (ii), (aa), (aaa, )(bbb), (ccc), (b), (i), (ii) and (c)

No protection services were provided to the Director-General of the Department of Transport in the financial years 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Cross- Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA)

  1. There were no protection services (i) in the form of human resources or (ii) in another form that were provided to (bb) the Chief Executive Officer of the Cross Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA) in the aaa) 2012-13, (bbb) 2013-14 and (ccc) 2014-15 financial years. (b) (i), (ii) and (c) are not applicable to the C-BRTA as no protection services were provided.

Road Accident Fund (RAF)

(a) No protection services in (i) the form of human resources and (ii) another form were provided to (aa) the Chief Executive Officer of the Road Accident Fund in the (aaa) 2012-13, (bbb) 2013-14 and (ccc) 2014-15 financial years, the (b) (i) budget allocation was R 0-00 and (ii) actual cost in each specified financial year was R 0-00, and (c) no criteria were used to provide protection services as such services were not provided.

Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA)

  1. There has never been any protection services offered in anyway.

Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC)

  1. The security risk and threat analysis indicate that there is an ongoing penetration of crime syndicates in various forms throughout the Organization, to facilitate and further their aim to illegally profit from RTMC. The stringent steps led by the Chief Executive Officer to counter and eradicate these criminal elements from the business environment have positioned him as a prime target of these criminal elements and syndicates. These include steps to identify, prevent and stop collusion between service providers and employees who illegally profit from crime within RTMC, which have increased the threat to the life of the Chief Executive Officer.
  2. The Group Chief Executive Officer works extended hours both in office and attending external meetings and roadside law enforcement operations.

(aaa) In 2012-13 – there we no protection services offered.

(bbb) In 2013-14 personal security services were provided to the Acting CEO of Road Traffic Management Corporation on a 24 hour period. The cost of the services were One Hundred and Fifty Eight Thousand One Hundred and Eighteen Rands (R 158 118.00) per month.

(ccc) In 2014-15, the protection services for the Chief Executive Officer were provided by the National Traffic Police officials employed in the National Traffic Law Enforcement Unit. They are budgeted for in the National Law Enforcement personnel expenditure.

(b) The protection services for the Chief Executive Officer are provided by the National Traffic Police officials employed in the National Traffic Law Enforcement Unit. They are budgeted for in the National Law Enforcement personnel expenditure

South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL)

  1. SANRAL does not provide any kind of personal protection, nor has it ever done so, to its CEO. Therefore, the remainder of the question falls away."

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

  1. No protection services in (i) the form of human resources and (ii) another form were provided to (aa) N/A and (bb) the Director of Civil Aviation (Chief Executive Officer) of the South African Civil Aviation Authority in the (aaa) 2012-13, (bbb) 2013-14 and (ccc) 2014-15 financial years, (b) (i) N/A and (ii) N/A and (c) N/A.

Air Traffic & Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS)

  1. ATNS has not provided any protection services (i) in the form of human resources nor (ii) in any other form to (aa) the Department of Transports Director-General , (bb) nor the CEO of ATNS (aaa) in 2012 – 13 (bbb) 2013 – 14 or (ccc) 2014 -15 financial years.
  2. No money was (i) allocated in the budget and (ii) no actual money was spent in each of the specified financial years
  3. Therefor there was no criterion required to provide protection services in any of the specified cases.

Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited (ACSA)

ACSA does not provide protection services for (bb) the Chief Executive Officer.

Railway Safety Regulator (PSR)

The RSR has not provided any protection services in the form of human resources or any other form to its Chief Executive Officer in any of the financial years 2012-13; 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Ports Regulator of South Africa (PRSA)

The Ports Regulator did not provide protection services in the form of (i) human resources or (ii) in an

Other form to (aa) chairperson of the board (bb) other members/directors, in any of the specified years

(aaa),(bbb) and (ccc) and in terms (b), the budget allocation and actual costs were both zero in terms of (i)

and (ii).item © is therefore not applicable

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)

(aaa) PRASA provided security to the former GCEO for the 2012-13 financial year tabulated below:

 

(bbb) PRASA provided security to the former GCEO for the 2013-14 financial year tabulated below:

 

(ccc) PRASA provided security to the former GCEO for the 2014-15 financial year tabulated below:

 

(b) (i) The budget allocations are tabulated above for the respective financial years.

(b) (ii) The cost for each financial year are tabulated above for the respective financial years.

(c) The criteria were informed by the security risks that prevailed at the time. VIP Protection for the GCEO was based on a residual risk that emanated during his tenure as DDG of Public Transport in the Department of Transport.

South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)

No protection services in the form of human resources or any other form was provided for the SAMSA Chief Executive Officer for the respective years.

01 December 2015 - NW4079

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Grootboom, Mr GA to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Why, with regard to improved operating profit and reserves at the Government Printing Works (GPW), does the GPW not report any major interest earned?

Reply:

The Government Printing Works (GPW), as a government owned business, and a Government Component, must seek permission from National Treasury at the end of each financial year to retain surpluses generated from its operations during that financial year. Once permission is granted the GPW is compelled to bank that surplus in the Paymaster General’s Account, which does not generate interest. It then uses those surpluses in subsequent years to fund the renovation of its facilities, and the purchase of new printing equipment.

01 December 2015 - NW4078

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Grootboom, Mr GA to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Why has the total number of pages of printed Gazettes by the Government Printing Works not declined significantly since the introduction of the e-Gazette service in 2012?

Reply:

The electronic gazette (E-Gazette) services that the Government Printing Works has introduced focus on two elements of distributing government information. These are:

(i) Electronic processing of notices that the various government departments as well as other private advertiser submit for consolidation into published gazettes, through an E-Gazette system. The size of the gazette is determined by the number of submitted notices – and the increased number of pages in the published[1] gazettes indicates the growth in the notices submitted for publishing.

(ii) The electronic access of gazettes online enabling interested parties to download them from Government Printing Works’ website.

The Government Gazette statistics reported in the Annual Report are of the published editions vs printed copies.

The number of published gazettes’ pages has indeed not declined; and this is due to the increase in notices submitted.

 

 

 

 

  1. Published refers to the consolidated electronic gazette before it is printed into hard copies

01 December 2015 - NW4011

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What protection services in (i) the form of human resources and (ii) another form were provided to (aa) the chairpersons of boards of directors and (bb) any other members of the specified boards of directors of each of the entities reporting to her in the (aaa) 2012-13, (bbb) 2013-14 and (ccc) 2014-15 financial years, (b) what was the (i) budget allocation and (ii) actual cost in each specified financial year and (c) what criteria were used to provide protection services in each specified case?

Reply:

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

  1. No protection services in (i) the form of human resources and (ii) another form were provided to (aa) the Chairperson of the Board of Directors and (bb) any other member of the Board of Directors of the South African Civil Aviation Authority in the (aaa) 2012-13, (bbb) 2013-14 and (ccc) 2014-15 financial years, (b) (i) N/A and (ii) N/A and (c) N/A.

Air Traffic & Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS)

  1. ATNS has not provided any protection services (i) in the form of human resources nor (ii) in any other form to (aa) the Chairperson of the ATNS Board, (bb) nor any other member of the ATNS Board (aaa) in 2012 – 13 (bbb) 2013 – 14 or (ccc) 2014 -15 financial years.
  2. No money was (i) allocated in the budget and (ii) no actual money was spent in each of the specified financial years
  3. Therefore there was no criterion required to provide protection services in any of the specified cases.

Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited (ACSA)

ACSA does not provide protection services for (aa) The Chairperson of the Board of Directors and (bb) any other members of the Board of Directors.

Cross- Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA)

a) There were no protection services (i) in the form of human resources or (ii) in another form that were provided to (aa) the chairpersons of boards of directors and (bb) any other members of the specified boards of directors of the of the Cross Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA) in the aaa) 2012-13, (bbb) 2013-14 and (ccc) 2014-15 financial years. (b) (i), (ii) and (c) are not applicable to the C-BRTA as no protection services were provided.

Road Accident Fund (RAF)

(a) No protection services in (i) the form of human resources and (ii) another form were provided to (aa) the chairpersons of the RAF board and (bb) any other members of the RAF board in the (aaa) 2012-13, (bbb) 2013-14 and (ccc) 2014-15 financial years, the (b) (i) budget allocation was R 0-00 and (ii) actual cost in each specified financial year was R 0-00, and (c) no criteria were used to provide protection services as such services were not provided.

Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA)

(a) There has never been protection services offered in anyway.

Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC)

(a) The Human Resources is allocated on adhoc basis, depending on the threat analysis conducted from time to time

(aaa) In 2012-13 – there was no protection services offered.

(bbb) In 2013-14 there was no protection services offered

(ccc) In 2014-15, the protection services for the Chairperson is from time to time provided by the National Traffic Police officials employed in the National Traffic Law Enforcement Unit. They are budgeted for in the National Law Enforcement personnel expenditure.

(b) The security risk and threat analysis indicate that there is an ongoing penetration of crime syndicates in various forms throughout the Organization, to facilitate and further their aim to illegally profit from RTMC. The stringent steps led by the Board led by the Chairperson of the Board and the Chief Executive Officer to counter and eradicate these criminal elements from the business environment have positioned them as a prime targets of these criminal elements and syndicates. These include steps to identify, prevent and stop collusion between service providers and employees who illegally profit from crime within RTMC, which have increased the threat to the life of the Leadership.

South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL)

  1. SANRAL does not provide any kind of personal protection, nor has it done so, to any of its Board members. Therefore the rest of the question falls away."

Railway Safety Regulator (RSR)

  1. The RSR has not provided any protection services in the form of human resources or any other form to the Chairperson of the Board or any other members of the Board in any of the financial years 2012-13; 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Ports Regulator of South Africa (PRSA)

The Ports Regulator did not provide protection services in the form of (i) human resources or (ii) in any

other form to (aa) chairperson of the board (bb) other members/directors, in any of the specified years

(aaa), (bbb) and (ccc) and in terms (b), the budget allocation and actual costs were both zero in terms

of (i) and (ii). Item (c) is therefore not applicable.

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa: (PRASA)

(aaa) PRASA did not provide any security to the Chairperson or any of the Board of Directors for 2012-13 financial year.

(bbb) PRASA did not provide any security to the Chairperson or any of the Board of Directors for 2013-14 financial year.

(ccc) PRASA provides security to the Chairperson of the Board Directors for 2014-15 financial year. This is informed by the security challenges facing the Chairman emanating from threats directed at the Chairperson of the Board. The security was instituted during the 2014/15 financial year.

2014-15 FINANCIAL YEAR

#

Item

complement

Value Per Annum

1

Protection for Chairman

1

R370 811

(b) (i) The budget allocations are tabulated above for the respective financial years.

(b) (ii) The cost for each financial year are tabulated above for the respective financial years.

(c) The criteria is informed by the security risks that prevailed at the time and prevail. In the case of the Chairperson it was informed by threats that were made against him due to his duties as Chairperson of the PRASA Board.

South African Maritime Safe Authority (SAMSA)

No protection services in the form of human resources or any other form was provided for the Chairperson of the Board of Directors or any other Board member.

 

01 December 2015 - NW3745

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)What are the names of the secondary schools that currently offer (a) electrical technology, and/or (b) civil technology and/or (c) mechanical technology in each (i) province and (ii) district; (2) what are the relevant details of the technical curriculum subjects to be introduced in Grade 10 in 2016; (3) whether each of the technical schools at which the specified curriculum will be introduced has (a) appropriately trained teachers and (b) appropriate equipment to allow the introduction of the new curriculum; if not, what measures are being taken by her department to rectify the problem; (4) will all learners who follow a technical curriculum have a choice between technical mathematics and pure mathematics; if not, why not; (5) whether she is considering the use of aptitude tests in schools to determine the academic or technical skills of learners; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) (a)(b)(c)(i)(ii)

Names of the secondary schools that currently offer (a) Electrical Technology, and/or (b) Civil Technology and/or (c) Mechanical Technology in each (i) province and (ii) district;

Province: Eastern Cape

Schools Offering Technical Subjects per District Annual Survey 2015

 

Name of school

Civil Technology

Electrical Technology

Mechanical Technology

District

 

Blythswood High School

X

   

Butterworth

 

Blythswood High School

X

   

Butterworth

 

Blythswood High School

X

   

Butterworth

 

Nolita Comprehensive Tech High School

 

X

 

Butterworth

 

Nolita Comprehensive Tech High School

 

X

 

Butterworth

 

Nolita Comprehensive Tech High School

X

X

 

Butterworth

 

Vuli Valley Senior Secondary School

X

   

Butterworth

 

Vuli Valley Senior Secondary School

X

   

Butterworth

 

Vuli Valley Senior Secondary School

X

   

Butterworth

 

Tsomo Senior Secondary School

X

X

 

Cofimvaba

 

Tsomo Senior Secondary School

X

X

 

Cofimvaba

 

Tsomo Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Cofimvaba

 

Isikhoba Nombewu Tech Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Cofimvaba

 

Isikhoba Nombewu Tech Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Cofimvaba

 

Isikhoba Nombewu Tech Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Cofimvaba

 

Matthew Goniwe Comprehensive Secondary School

 

X

X

Cradock

 

Matthew Goniwe Comprehensive Secondary School

 

X

X

Cradock

 

Matthew Goniwe Comprehensive Secondary School

   

X

Cradock

 

Bashee Compreshensive High School

X

   

Dutywa

 

Bashee Compreshensive High School

X

   

Dutywa

 

Bashee Compreshensive High School

X

   

Dutywa

 

Enoch Mamba Senior Secondary & Tech Inst

X

 

X

Dutywa

 

Enoch Mamba Senior Secondary & Tech Inst

X

 

X

Dutywa

 

Enoch Mamba Senior Secondary & Tech Inst

X

 

X

Dutywa

 

Nomaka Mbeki Tech Senior Secondary School

X

X

 

Dutywa

 

Nomaka Mbeki Tech Senior Secondary School

X

X

 

Dutywa

 

Nomaka Mbeki Tech Senior Secondary School

X

X

 

Dutywa

 

Dumalisile Comprehensive High

X

X

 

Dutywa

 

Dumalisile Comprehensive High

X

X

 

Dutywa

 

Dumalisile Comprehensive High

X

X

 

Dutywa

 

Elliotdale Tech Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Dutywa

 

Elliotdale Tech Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Dutywa

 

Elliotdale Tech Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Dutywa

 

Alphendale Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

East London

 

Alphendale Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

East London

 

Alphendale Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

East London

 

Buchule Tech High School

X

X

X

East London

 

Buchule Tech High School

X

X

X

East London

 

Buchule Tech High School

X

X

X

East London

 

David Mama Senior Secondary School

X

X

 

East London

 

David Mama Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

East London

 

Kusile Comprehensive School

X

 

X

East London

 

Kusile Comprehensive School

X

 

X

East London

 

Kusile Comprehensive School

X

 

X

East London

 

Port Rex Tech High School

X

X

X

East London

 

Port Rex Tech High School

X

X

X

East London

 

Port Rex Tech High School

X

X

X

East London

 

Ulwazi Secondary School

X

X

X

East London

 

Ulwazi Secondary School

X

X

X

East London

 

Wongalethu High School

X

   

East London

 

Wongalethu High School

X

X

 

East London

 

Vulindlela Technical Centre

X

X

X

East London

 

Vulindlela Technical Centre

X

X

X

East London

 

Vulindlela Technical Centre

X

X

X

East London

 

Wings Aviation Academy

X

   

Fort Beaufort

 

Wings Aviation Academy

X

   

Fort Beaufort

 

Adelaide Gymnasium

X

X

X

Fort Beaufort

 

Adelaide Gymnasium

X

X

X

Fort Beaufort

 

Adelaide Gymnasium

X

X

X

Fort Beaufort

 

Nzululwazi Senior Secondary School

X

X

 

Fort Beaufort

 

Nzululwazi Senior Secondary School

X

X

 

Fort Beaufort

 

Richard Varha Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

King Williams Town

 

Richard Varha Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

King Williams Town

 

Richard Varha Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

King Williams Town

 

Phumlani Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Lady Frere

 

Phumlani Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Lady Frere

 

Phumlani Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Lady Frere

 

Gobinamba Tech And Comm Senior Secondary School

X

   

Libode

 

Gobinamba Tech And Comm Senior Secondary School

X

   

Libode

 

Majali Technical Senior Secondary School

X

   

Libode

 

Mhlanganisweni Comm & Tech Senior Secondary School

X

   

Libode

 

Mhlanganisweni Comm & Tech Senior Secondary School

X

   

Libode

 

Mhlanganisweni Comm & Tech Senior Secondary School

X

   

Libode

 

Smuts Ndamase Senior Secondary School

X

   

Libode

 

Smuts Ndamase Senior Secondary School

X

   

Libode

 

Smuts Ndamase Senior Secondary School

X

   

Libode

 

Vakele Technical Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Libode

 

Vakele Technical Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Libode

 

Vakele Technical Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Libode

 

Dalibunga Comp High School

X

   

Libode

 

Dalibunga Comp High School

X

   

Libode

 

Dalibunga Comp High School

X

   

Libode

 

Dimanda Senior Secondary School

X

   

Libode

 

Dimanda Senior Secondary School

X

   

Libode

 

Flagstaff Comp Ss School

X

X

X

Lusikisiki

 

Flagstaff Comp Ss School

X

X

X

Lusikisiki

 

Flagstaff Comp Ss School

X

X

X

Lusikisiki

 

Hillbrow Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Lusikisiki

 

Hillbrow Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Lusikisiki

 

Hillbrow Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Lusikisiki

 

Mqikela Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Lusikisiki

 

Mqikela Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Lusikisiki

 

Mqikela Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Lusikisiki

 

Moshesh Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Maluti

 

Moshesh Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Maluti

 

Moshesh Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Maluti

 

Mount Hargreaves Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Maluti

 

Phumelele Comp Tech Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Maluti

 

Phumelele Comp Tech Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Maluti

 

Phumelele Comp Tech Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Maluti

 

Oliver Tambo Tech High School

 

X

X

Mbizana

 

Oliver Tambo Tech High School

 

X

X

Mbizana

 

Oliver Tambo Tech High School

 

X

X

Mbizana

 

Thembalesizwe Comp Tech Senior Secondary School

X

   

Mbizana

 

Thembalesizwe Comp Tech Senior Secondary School

X

   

Mbizana

 

Thembalesizwe Comp Tech Senior Secondary School

X

   

Mbizana

 

Vulindlela Comprehensive Technical High School

X

X

X

Mbizana

 

Vulindlela Comprehensive Technical High School

X

X

X

Mbizana

 

Vulindlela Comprehensive Technical High School

X

X

X

Mbizana

 

Winnie Mandela Comp Tech Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Mbizana

 

Winnie Mandela Comp Tech Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Mbizana

 

Winnie Mandela Comp Tech Senior Secondary School

X

   

Mbizana

 

Cangci Comprehensive Technical High

X

X

X

Mbizana

 

Cangci Comprehensive Technical High

X

X

X

Mbizana

 

Cangci Comprehensive Technical High

X

X

X

Mbizana

 

Jamangile Senior Secondary School

   

X

Mt Fletcher

 

Jamangile Senior Secondary School

   

X

Mt Fletcher

 

Jamangile Senior Secondary School

   

X

Mt Fletcher

 

Sidinane Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Mt Fletcher

 

Sidinane Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Mt Fletcher

 

Sidinane Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Mt Fletcher

 

Tsitsana Comprehensive Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Mt Fletcher

 

Tsitsana Comprehensive Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Mt Fletcher

 

Tsitsana Comprehensive Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Mt Fletcher

 

Bonxa High School

 

X

 

Mt Frere

 

Bonxa High School

 

X

 

Mt Frere

 

Bonxa High School

 

X

 

Mt Frere

 

Mt Ayliff Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Mt Frere

 

Mt Ayliff Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Mt Frere

 

Mt Ayliff Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Mt Frere

 

St Marks Junior Secondary School

X

X

 

Mt Frere

 

St Marks Junior Secondary School

X

X

 

Mt Frere

 

St Marks Junior Secondary School

X

X

 

Mt Frere

 

Mfazwe Comp Tech High School

   

X

Mt Frere

 

Mfazwe Comp Tech High School

   

X

Mt Frere

 

Mfazwe Comp Tech High School

   

X

Mt Frere

 

Chief N Z Mtirara Senior Secondary School

X

   

Mthata

 

Mandela School Of Science And Technology

 

X

 

Mthata

 

Wilo Comprehensive Senior Secondary School

 

X

 

Mthata

 

Xolilizwe Sangoni Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Mthata

 

Xolilizwe Sangoni Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Mthata

 

Xolilizwe Sangoni Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Mthata

 

Jumba Senior Secondary School

X

   

Mthata

 

Jumba Senior Secondary School

X

   

Mthata

 

Jumba Senior Secondary School

X

   

Mthata

 

Jonguhlanga Junior Secondary School

X

X

X

Mthata

 

Jonguhlanga Junior Secondary School

X

X

X

Mthata

 

Jonguhlanga Junior Secondary School

X

X

X

Mthata

 

Umtata Technical High School

X

X

X

Mthata

 

Umtata Technical High School

X

X

X

Mthata

 

Umtata Technical High School

X

X

X

Mthata

 

Ikwezi Technical Skill Centre

X

X

X

Mthata

 

Ikwezi Technical Skill Centre

X

X

X

Mthata

 

Ikwezi Technical Skill Centre

X

X

X

Mthata

 

Nosimo Technical High School

X

X

 

Ngcobo

 

Nosimo Technical High School

X

X

 

Ngcobo

 

Nosimo Technical High School

X

X

 

Ngcobo

 

Bethelsdorp Comprehensive School

   

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Bethelsdorp Comprehensive School

   

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Bethelsdorp Comprehensive School

   

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Gelvandale Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Gelvandale Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Gelvandale Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Ithembelihle Comprehensive School

X

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Ithembelihle Comprehensive School

X

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Ithembelihle Comprehensive School

X

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Khwezi Lomso Comprehensive School

 

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Khwezi Lomso Comprehensive School

X

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Khwezi Lomso Comprehensive School

X

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Newton Tech High School

X

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Newton Tech High School

X

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Newton Tech High School

X

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Otto Du Plessis Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Otto Du Plessis Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Otto Du Plessis Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Kwakomani Secondary School

X

X

X

Queenstown

 

Kwakomani Secondary School

X

X

X

Queenstown

 

Kwakomani Secondary School

X

X

X

Queenstown

 

Bele-Zingcuka Tech Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Qumbu

 

Bele-Zingcuka Tech Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Qumbu

 

Bele-Zingcuka Tech Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Qumbu

 

Qumbu Tech Secondary School

X

X

X

Qumbu

 

Qumbu Tech Secondary School

X

X

X

Qumbu

 

Qumbu Tech Secondary School

X

X

X

Qumbu

 

Dweba Senior Secondary School

X

   

Qumbu

 

Dweba Senior Secondary School

X

   

Qumbu

 

Dweba Senior Secondary School

X

   

Qumbu

 

Sterkspruit Senior Secondary School

X

X

 

Sterkspruit

 

Sterkspruit Senior Secondary School

X

X

 

Sterkspruit

 

Sterkspruit Senior Secondary School

X

X

 

Sterkspruit

 

Mccarthy Comprehensive School

 

X

X

Uitenhage

 

Mccarthy Comprehensive School

 

X

X

Uitenhage

 

Mccarthy Comprehensive School

 

X

X

Uitenhage

 

V M Kwinana Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Uitenhage

 

V M Kwinana Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Uitenhage

 

V M Kwinana Senior Secondary School

   

X

Uitenhage

 

Daniel Pienaar Tech High School

X

X

X

Uitenhage

 

Daniel Pienaar Tech High School

X

X

X

Uitenhage

 

Daniel Pienaar Tech High School

X

X

X

Uitenhage

 

Hoërskool Paul Sauer

X

   

Uitenhage

 

Hoërskool Paul Sauer

X

   

Uitenhage

 

Hoërskool Paul Sauer

X

   

Uitenhage

Province: Limpopo

Schools Offering Technical Subjects per District Annual Survey 2015

 

Name of school

Technical Subject/s offered by the school

 
   

Civil Technology

Electrical Technology

Mechanical Technology

District

 

Mogale wa Bagale Technical High

x

x

x

Sekhukhune

 

Ngwaabe Comprehensive

x

x

x

Sekhukhune

 

OR Tambo Comprehensive

x

x

x

Sekhukhune

 

St. Joseph Comprehensive

x

x

x

Sekhukhune

 

Mashupje secondary

x

x

 

Sekhukhune

 

Kgahlanong secondary

 

x

 

Sekhukhune

 

Tjetje Technical High

 

x

x

Sekhukhune

 

George Tladi Technical High

x

x

x

Capricorn

 

SJ van der Merwe Technical High

x

x

x

Capricorn

 

Tom Naude Technical High

x

x

x

Capricorn

 

Kabela Secondary

x

x

x

Capricorn

 

Pax College

x

x

 

Capricorn

 

Mokomene High

 

x

 

Capricorn

 

Thohoyandou Technical High

x

x

x

Vhembe

 

Gumani Technical High

x

x

x

Vhembe

 

Miriyavhavha Technical High

x

x

x

Vhembe

 

Matavhela secondary

x

x

x

Vhembe

 

Mandela Barlow world

   

x

Mopani

 

Hudson Ntsanwisi secondary

 

x

x

Mopani

 

Frans Du toit High

x

 

x

Mopani

 

Merensky High

x

   

Mopani

 

Hoёrskool Frikkie Meyer

x

x

 

Waterberg

 

Mohlakamotala Secondary

x

 

x

Waterberg

 

Makhutjisha Secondary

x

   

Waterberg

 

Seshigo High

x

x

x

Capricorn

 

Mabalane Seleka Technical High

x

x

x

Waterberg

 

Ellisras High School

x

x

x

Waterberg

 

Tshebela High School

x

   

Capricorn

 

Matladi Project High

x

   

Capricorn

 

Kgagatlou secondary school

x

x

 

Capricorn

 

Ngwanamohube Secondary

x

x

 

Capricorn

 

Florapark Comphensive

x

x

 

Capricorn

 

Hoërskool Ben Viljoen

 

x

 

Sekhukhune

 

Mmutlane Secondary

x

   

Sekhukhune

 

Serokolo Secondary

 

x

 

Sekhukhune

 

Bopedi Bapedi Secondary

 

x

 

Sekhukhune

 

Ntwampe Secondary

x

x

 

Sekhukhune

 

Leolo High

 

x

 

Sekhukhune

 

Mphalaleni Secondary

x

x

 

Vhembe

 

Marude Secondary

x

   

Vhembe

 

Louis Trichardt Secondary

x

 

x

Vhembe

 

Hoërskool Eric Louw

   

x

Vhembe

 

Ratshisase Secondary

 

x

 

Vhembe

 

Seritarita Secondary

 

x

 

Waterberg

 

Hoërskool Hans Strijdom

x

x

x

Waterberg

 

Phaladingoe Technical High

x

x

 

Waterberg

 

Thekganang Technical

 

x

 

Waterberg

 

Kheodi Secondary

x

   

Mopani

 

Derek Kobe Secondary

x

x

 

Capricorn

 

Waterberg High

 

x

 

Waterberg

 

Hoёrskool Warmbad

x

   

Waterberg

 

Giyani High

x

 

x

Mopani

 

Lwenzhe Technical High

x

x

x

Vhembe

 

Sehlaku High

x

x

 

Sekhukhune

 

Hoёrskool Nylstroom

x

x

 

Waterberg

 

Capricorn High

x

   

Capricorn

 

Tshweni High School

x

   

Mopani

 

Vele Secondary

x

   

Vhembe

Province: Northern Cape

Schools Offering Technical Subjects per District Annual Survey 2015

 

Name Of School

Technical Subject Offered By School

 
 

 

Civil Technology

Electrical Technology

Mechanical Technology

District

 

Baitiredi

X

X

X

John Taole Gaetsewe

 

Duineveld

X

X

X

Z F Mgcawu

 

Emang Mmogo

 

X

X

France Baard

 

Floors High

X

X

X

France Baard

 

Katu

X

X

X

John Taole Gaetsewe

 

Kimberley Technical High

X

X

X

France Baard

 

Kp Toto

X

X

X

John Taole Gaetsewe

 

Namakwaland

 

X

X

Namaqua

 

Saul Damon

 

X

X

Z F Mgcawu

 

Veritas

 

X

X

Pixley Ka Seme

 

Elizabeth Conradie

 

X

 

France Baard

 

Homevale

 

X

 

France Baard

 

Hartswater

X

 

X

France Baard

Province: Western Cape

Schools Offering Technical Subjects Per District Annual Survey 2015

No.

Name Of School

Technical Subject Offered By The School

District

 

 

Civil Technology

Electrical Technology

Mechanical Technology

 

1

Bellville Ths

X

X

X

District North

2

Delft Ths

X

X

X

District South

3

Drostdy Ths

X

X

X

District Winelands

4

Esselen Park Ss

X

X

X

District Winelands

5

Groenberg Ss

X

X

X

District Overberg

6

Intshukumo High

X

X

X

District East

7

Joe Slovo Ss

X

X

X

District East

8

Kasselsvlei Ss

X

X

X

District North

9

Kuilsriver Ths

X

X

X

District North

10

Labori Hs

X

X

X

District North

11

Langenhoven Gymnasium

X

X

X

Eden Karroo

12

Môrester Ss

X

X

X

Eden Karroo

13

Northpine Ths

X

X

X

District East

14

Oude Molen Ths

X

X

X

District Central

15

Oval North Ss

X

X

X

District South

16

P.W. Botha College

X

X

X

Eden Karroo

17

Princeton Ss

X

X

X

District South

18

Proteus Ths

X

X

X

District North

19

Sizimesele Ss

X

X

X

District East

20

Spes Bona Ss

X

X

X

District Central

21

St Andrews Ss

X

X

X

District North

22

Weston Ss

X

X

X

District West Coast

Province: Gauteng

Schools Offering Technical Subjects per District Annual Survey 2015

 

School Name

Civil Technology

Electrical Technology

Mechanical Technology

District

1

Chippa Tabane Chs

X

X

X

Gauteng North

2

Ekangala Ss

 

X

X

Gauteng North

3

Erasmus Hs

X

X

X

Gauteng North

4

Cullinan Combined School

X

   

Gauteng North

5

Bastion Hs

X

X

X

Gauteng North

6

Carltonville Hs

X

   

Gauteng West

7

Fochville Hs

X

 

X

Gauteng West

9

Jan Viljoen Hs

X

X

X

Gauteng West

10

Madiba Chs

 

X

X

Gauteng West

11

Monument Hs

X

   

Gauteng West

12

N Diederichs Ths       

X

X

X

Gauteng West

13

Noordheuwel Hs

   

X

Gauteng West

14

Thuto-Kitso Ss

X

X

 

Gauteng West

15

Thuto-Lefa Ss

X

X

 

Gauteng West

16

Wedela Ths

 

X

 

Gauteng West

18

Gerrit Maritz Hs

X

X

 

Tshwane West

19

Hendrik Verwoerd Hs

X

   

Tshwane North

20

Hoërskool Hercules

X

   

Tshwane North

21

John Vorster  Ths    

X

X

X

Tshwane North

22

Montana Hs

X

X

 

Tshwane North

23

Oos-Moot

X

   

Tshwane North

24

Hoërskool Overkruin

   

X

Tshwane North

25

Wonderboom Hs

X

   

Tshwane North

26

Afrikaans Hoërskool Vir Seuns

X

   

Tshwane South

27

Bokgoni Ths

 

X

X

Tshwane South

28

Centurion Hs

 

X

 

Tshwane South

29

Die Wilgers Hs

   

X

Tshwane South

30

Edward Phutudi Ss

X

X

X

Tshwane South

31

F.H Odendaal Hs

X

   

Tshwane South

32

Garsfontein Hs

X

   

Tshwane South

33

Kgomotso Ss

X

X

X

Tshwane North

34

Menlopark H/S

   

X

Tshwane South

35

Modiri Ths           

 

X

 

Tshwane South

36

Phateng Ss

X

X

X

Tshwane South

37

Pretoria Boys' High School

X

   

Tshwane South

38

Pretoria Ths         

X

X

X

Tshwane South

39

Prosperitus Ss

X

X

 

Tshwane South

40

Silverton Hs

X

   

Tshwane South

41

Sutherland Hs

X

   

Tshwane South

42

Uitsig Hs

X

   

Tshwane South

43

Voortrekkerhoogte Hs

 

X

 

Tshwane South

44

Waterkloof Hs

X

X

 

Tshwane South

45

Zwartkop Hs

X

X

X

Tshwane South

46

Die Anker (Brakpan Ths)

X

X

X

Gauteng East

47

Dr Harry Gwala Ss

     

Gauteng East

48

Esibonelwesihle Secondary

X

   

Gauteng East

49

Hoërskool Huge

X

   

Gauteng East

50

John Vorster Hs

 

X

X

Gauteng East

51

Laban Mohlabi Chs

 

X

X

Gauteng East

52

Mamelong Ss

X

 

X

Gauteng East

53

Olympia Park School

   

X

Gauteng East

54

Protea

X

 

X

Gauteng East

55

Springs Boys Hs

   

X

Gauteng East

56

Springs Ths            

X

X

X

Gauteng East

57

Stoffberg Hs

X

   

Gauteng East

58

Willowmoore High School

 

X

X

Ekurhuleni North

59

Benoni High School

X

   

Ekurhuleni North

60

Dinnoto Ths

X

X

X

Ekurhuleni North

61

Hans Moore Hs

X

X

X

Ekurhuleni North

62

Hulwazi Secondary

X

   

Ekurhuleni North

63

Jeugland

 

X

X

Ekurhuleni North

64

Kempton Park Hs

X

   

Ekurhuleni North

65

Liverpool Secondary School

X

   

Ekurhuleni North

66

Masisebenze Chs

 

X

X

Ekurhuleni North

67

Primrose Hs

X

X

X

Ekurhuleni North

68

Rhodesfield Technical High School

X

X

X

Ekurhuleni North

69

Thuto-Ke Maatla Chs

 

X

X

Ekurhuleni North

70

Destinata

 

X

 

Sedibeng East

71

Dr Malan Hs

     

Sedibeng East

72

General Smuts Hs

 

X

X

Sedibeng East

73

Overvaal

X

X

 

Sedibeng East

74

Phoenix Hs

   

X

Sedibeng East

75

Thuto-Lore Chs

X

X

 

Sedibeng East

76

Vereeniging Gymnasium   

X

X

X

Sedibeng East

77

Volkskool Heidelberg

X

   

Sedibeng East

78

Carel De Wet  Ths   

X

X

X

Sedibeng West

79

Hoërskool Driehoek

X

   

Sedibeng West

80

Sizanani Thusanang Chs

 

X

X

Sedibeng West

81

Thuto-Tiro Chs

X

X

X

Sedibeng West

82

Hoërskool Transvalia

   

X

Sedibeng West

84

Hoërskool Vanderbijlpark

   

X

Sedibeng West

85

Highlands north Boys High School

X

   

Johannesburg East

86

Jeppe High School For Boys

X

   

Johannesburg East

87

Kwabhekilanga Secondary School

     

Johannesburg East

88

Malvern Hs

 

X

X

Johannesburg East

89

Umqhele Chs

X

X

X

Johannesburg East

90

Bona Hs

     

Johannesburg North

91

Delta Park Lsen School

   

X

Johannesburg East

92

Ferndale High School

   

X

Johannesburg North

93

Greenside Hs

 

X

 

Johannesburg North

94

Itirele-Zenzele Chs

     

Johannesburg North

95

Langlaagte Ths     

 

X

X

Johannesburg North

96

Linden

X

   

Johannesburg North

97

Musi Comprehensive High School

X

   

Johannesburg North

98

Progress Chs

X

X

 

Johannesburg North

99

Rand Park High School

X

   

Johannesburg North

100

Westbury Secondary School

   

X

Johannesburg North

101

Moses Maren Mission Technical Secondary School

X

 

X

Johannesburg South

102

Ennerdale Ss

 

X

X

Johannesburg South

103

John Orr Ths       

X

X

X

Johannesburg South

104

Allen Glen Hs

X

X

 

Johannesburg West

105

Anchor Chs

 

x

x

Johannesburg North

106

Die Burger Hs

 

X

 

Johannesburg West

107

Florida Hs

X

X

 

Johannesburg West

108

Jabulani Ths

X

X

X

Johannesburg central

109

Kelokitso Chs

X

X

X

Johannesburg West

110

Lantern Hs

X

   

Johannesburg West

111

Mokgome Ss

X

   

Johannesburg West

112

Princess Hs

 

X

 

Johannesburg West

113

Roodepoort

X

   

Johannesburg West

114

Sizwile School For The Deaf

   

X

Johannesburg West

115

Die Fakkel

X

 

X

Johannesburg central

117

Missouri Sec.School          

 

X

X

Johannesburg central

118

Mondeor High School

X

   

Johannesburg central

119

Tetelo Ss

X

X

X

Johannesburg central

120

Altmont Technical High School

X

   

Johannesburg centra

121

Akasia H/S

X

   

Tshwane West

122

Langenhoven Hs

   

X

Tshwane West

123

Mh Baloyi Ss

X

X

X

Tshwane West

124

Nick Mpshe Ss

X

X

 

Tshwane West

125

Pretoria- Noord

X

   

Tshwane West

126

Pretoria Tuine Ths

X

X

X

Tshwane West

127

Soshanguve Technical Ss

X

X

X

Tshwane South

128

Bracken Hs

X

X

 

Ekurhuleni South

129

Dinamika

 

X

 

Ekurhuleni South

130

Dr Eg Jansen

X

   

Ekurhuleni South

131

Elspark Hs      

X

X

X

Ekurhuleni South

132

Fumana Ss

 

X

X

Ekurhuleni South

133

Germiston Hs

   

X

Ekurhuleni South

134

Alberton Hs (Afr)

X

   

Sedibeng East

135

Katlehong Ths

X

X

X

Ekurhuleni South

136

Landulwazi Chs

 

X

 

Ekurhuleni South

137

Marais Viljoen  Hs         

X

X

X

Ekurhuleni South

138

Oosterlig

X

   

Ekurhuleni South

139

Sunward Park Hs

X

   

Ekurhuleni South

140

Vosloorus Chs

 

X

X

Ekurhuleni South

Province: North West

Schools Offering Technical Subjects Per District Annual Survey 2015

 

North West Technical High School List

 

Name of school

Civil Technology

Electrical Technology

Mechanical Technology

 

Bojanala District

     
 

Hartbeespoort

X

-

X

 

Bersig

X

-

 
 

Hebron

X

X

X

 

Mmankala

X

X

X

 

Brits High School

X

X

X

 

Wagpos

X

X

X

 

Pres. Mangope

X

X

X

 

Tlhabane

X

X

X

 

Rustenburg Ths

X

X

X

 

Dr Kenneth Kaunda District

     
 

Schoonspruit

X

X

X

 

Cocekani

X

X

X

 

Klerksdorp Ths

X

X

X

 

Vaal Reefs

X

X

X

 

Orkney

X

-

X

 

Botoka

X

X

X

 

Potchefstroom Ths

X

X

X

 

Volkskool

X

X

X

 

Wolmaransstad

X

X

X

 

Bloemhof Hs

X

   
 

Scheizerenek Hs

X

   
 

Dr Segomotsi Mompati District

     
 

Mankuroana

X

X

X

 

Pule Leeuw

X

X

X

 

Vryburg

X

X

X

 

Colinda High

X

   
 

Tong

X

X

X

 

Ngaka Modiri Molema District

     
 

Boitseanape

X

X

X

 

Fm Ramaboa

X

X

X

 

Coligny High

X

   
 

Koster High

X

   
 

Lichtenburg

X

X

X

 

Moedwil

X

X

X

 

Onkgopotso Tiro

X

X

X

 

Ramotshere

X

X

X

 

Ikageleng

X

X

 
 

Sewagodimo

X

X

 
 

Swartruggens Com

X

   
 

Zeerust Hs

X

 

X

Province: Free State

Schools Offering Technical Subjects per District Annual Survey 2015

 

Name of school

District

Civil Technology

Electrical Technology

Mechanical Technology

 

Academia Ss

Lejweleputswa

X

   
 

Afrikaans Krd

Fezile Dabi

X

   
 

Barnard Molokoane

Fezile Dabi

X

X

X

 

Bethlehem Comp.

Thabo Mofutsanyana

X

X

X

 

Bloemfontein High

Motheo

X

   
 

Bothaville Comb.

Lejweleputswa

X

   
 

Commtech

Motheo

X

X

X

 

Dr R Cingo

Fezile Dabi

X

X

X

 

Dr Viljoen Ss

Motheo

X

 

X

 

Fichardpark S.S

Motheo

X

X

X

 

Ficksburg Comp.

Thabo Mofutsanyana

X

X

X

 

Harrismith High

Thabo Mofutsanyana

X

X

 
 

Heatherdale

Motheo

X

X

X

 

Heilbron Comb.

Fezile Dabi

X

   
 

Hennenman

Lejweleputswa

X

   
 

Hentie Cilliers

Lejweleputswa

X

   
 

Hodisa

Motheo

X

X

X

 

Hoopstad Comb.

Lejweleputswa

X

   
 

Hts Louis Botha

Motheo

X

X

X

 

Hts Sasolburg

Fezile Dabi

X

X

X

 

Hts Welkom

Lejweleputswa

X

 

X

 

Iketsetseng

Fezile Dabi

X

X

X

 

Landboudal Agri

Xhariep

X

   
 

Jim Fouche Ss

Motheo

X

   
 

Kagisho

Motheo

X

X

X

 

Koffiefontein

Xhariep

X

X

 
 

Kroonstad Comp.

Fezile Dabi

X

X

X

 

Ladybrand

Motheo

X

   
 

Lenakeng

Lejweleputswa

X

 

X

 

Lenyora La Thuto

Motheo

X

X

X

 

Lerato U Thando

Thabo Mofutsanyana

X

X

X

 

Leseding

Lejweleputswa

X

 

X

 

Makabelane

Thabo Mofutsanyana

X

X

X

 

Martie Du Plessies

Motheo

   

X

 

Morena Mokopela

Thabo Mofutsanyana

 

X

 
 

Navalsig

Motheo

 

X

 
 

Olien Ss

Xhariep

X

   
 

Oziel Selele

Lejweleputswa

X

 

X

 

Panorama

Xhariep

X

   
 

Parys

Fezile Dabi

X

   
 

Paul Erasmus

Thabo Mofutsanyana

X

   
 

Reitz

Thabo Mofutsanyana

X

   
 

Retief Ss (Kestel)

Thabo Mofutsanyana

X

   
 

Riebeeckstad Ss

Lejweleputswa

X

   
 

Salomon Senekal

Fezile Dabi

X

   
 

Sand Du Plessis

Motheo

X

   
 

Sentraal

Motheo

X

   
 

Staatspres. Swart

Lejweleputswa

X

   
 

Thakameso

Fezle Dabi

X

X

X

 

Tikwana

Lejweleputswa

X

 

X

 

Vaalpark

Fezile Dabi

X

   
 

Villiers

Fezile Dabi

     
 

Voortrekker

Thabo Mofutsanyana

X

 

X

 

Vrede

Thabo Mofutsanyana

   

X

 

Welkom Gimnasium

Lejweleputswa

     
 

Welkom High

Lejweleputswa

X

   
 

Wessel Maree

Lejweleputswa

X

   
 

Wilgeriver Ss (Frankfort)

Fezile Dabi

X

   
 

Witteberg

Thabo Mofutsanyana

X

   
 

Zastron

Xhariep

X

   

Province: Mpumalanga

Schools Offering Technical Subjects per District

 

Name of School 

Civil Technology

Electrical Technology

Mechanical Technology

 District

 

Acek Academy PRIVATE

 

 

 

Ehlanzeni

 

Alpheus D Nkosi Secondary School

X

   

Gert Sibande

 

Bonginsimbi Comprehensive School

X

X

X

Nkangala

 

Botleng Secondary School

     

Nkangala

 

Dd Mabuza Comprehensive School

X

X

X

Ehlanzeni

 

Elukhanyisweni Secondary School

X

 

X

Nkangala

 

Eric Nxumalo High School

X

 

X

Bothlabela

 

Gekombineerde Skool Balfour

X

 

X

Gert Sibande

 

Gekombineerde Skool Hendrina

     

Nkangala

 

Hazyview Comprehensive School

X

X

X

Ehlanzeni

 

Highveld Park High School

     

Gert Sibande

 

Highveld Secondary School

X

X

X

Gert Sibande

 

Hoedspruit Independent College

     

Bothlabela

 

Hoërskool Barberton

     

Ehlanzeni

 

Hoërskool Bergvlam

X

X

X

Ehlanzeni

 

Hoërskool Delmas

X

   

Nkangala

 

Hoërskool Ermelo

X

   

Gert Sibande

 

Hoërskool Evander

     

Gert Sibande

 

Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog

     

Nkangala

 

Hoërskool Hoogenhout

X

   

Gert Sibande

 

Hoërskool Kanonkop

 

X

X

Nkangala

 

Hoërskool Kriel

X

   

Nkangala

 

Hoërskool Lydenburg

X

X

 

Bothlabela

 

Hoërskool Middelburg

     

Nkangala

 

Hoërskool Nelspruit

X

   

Ehlanzeni

 

Hoërskool Oosterland

X

X

X

Gert Sibande

 

Hoërskool Piet Retief

X

X

 

Gert Sibande

 

Hoërskool Rob Ferreira

X

X

X

Ehlanzeni

 

Hoërskool Secunda

X

 

X

Gert Sibande

 

Hoërskool Sybrand Van Niekerk

   

X

Bothlabela

 

Hts Middelburg

X

X

X

Nkangala

 

Hts Witbank

X

X

X

Nkangala

 

Ithafa Secondary School

X

 

X

Gert Sibande

 

Komatipoort Akademie

     

Ehlanzeni

 

Kusasalethu Secondary School

X

X

X

Gert Sibande

 

Lekete High School

X

X

X

Bothlabela

 

Ligbron Academy Of Technology

X

X

X

Gert Sibande

 

Mabande Comprehensive High School

X

X

X

Nkangala

 

Makuke Secondary School

X

X

 

Bothlabela

 

Maqhawuzela Combined School

 

X

 

Gert Sibande

 

Masizakhe Secondary School

X

   

Gert Sibande

 

Middelburg Combined

X

   

Nkangala

 

Morgenzon Landbou Akademie

 

X

X

Gert Sibande

 

Mphalali Secondary School

 

X

 

Nkangala

 

Mphanama Secondary School

X

X

X

Nkangala

 

Ramoshidi Secondary School

X

X

X

Nkangala

 

Samora Machel

 

X

 

Ehlanzeni

 

Sinethemba Secondary School

 

X

X

Gert Sibande

 

Zinikeleni Secondary School

X

X

X

Gert Sibande

 

Makause

   

X

Nkangala

Province: Kwa-Zulu Natal

Schools Offering Technical Subjects per District

 

Name Of School 

Civil Technology

Electrical Technology

Mechanical Technology

 District

 

Nomathiya S

X

X

X

Umkhanyakude

 

Igugu Lesizwe

X

   

Umkhanyakude

 

Justice Nxumalo Ss

X

 

X

Umkhanyakude

 

Moses Zikhali Ss

   

X

Umkhanyakude

 

Phumanyova Hs

   

X

Zululand

 

Khondlo Ss

X

   

Zululand

 

Isiphosethu Ss

 

X

 

Umkhanyakude

 

Babmbanani Hs

   

X

Zululand

 

Dundee Hs

   

X

Umzinyathi

 

Richards Bay Ss

   

X

Uthungulu

 

Empangeni Hs

     

Uthungulu

 

Richardsbaai Hs

X

 

X

Uthungulu

 

Lubhoko Comprehensive H

 

X

 

Umkhanyakude

 

Ezibukweni S

 

X

 

Umkhanyakude

 

Injula Combined

 

X

 

Umkhanyakude

 

Sinethezekile Combined

 

X

 

Umkhanyakude

 

Gudu S

 

X

 

Zululand

 

Ngali S

 

X

 

Zululand

 

Vryheid Comprehensive S

X

X

X

Zululand

 

Mahlabathini H

 

X

 

Zululand

 

Bambanani Hs

X

   

Zululand

 

Ekudubekeni Ss

X

   

Zululand

 

Masibumbane H

 

X

 

Zululand

 

Ndlovana H

 

X

 

Zululand

 

Falaza H

 

X

X

Zululand

 

Masibhekane H

 

X

 

Zululand

 

Mathangetshitshi H

 

X

 

Zululand

 

Langa Js

 

X

 

Zululand

 

Gqokinsimbi Js

X

X

X

Uthungulu

 

Phangifa Com-Tech

 

X

X

Uthungulu

 

Majiya S

X

X

X

Uthungulu

 

Muntonokudla S

 

X

 

Uthungulu

 

Qhakaza S

 

X

 

Uthungulu

 

Tisand Technical H

X

X

X

Uthungulu

 

Zenzeleni Mashamase S

 

X

 

Uthungulu

 

Velangaye H

X

X

 

Uthungulu

 

Emkhayideni Technical H

 

X

X

Uthungulu

 

Khombindlela H

 

X

 

Uthungulu

 

mthiyaqhwa Ss

X

   

Uthungulu

 

Lizwi S

 

X

 

Uthungulu

 

Bizimali Hs

X

   

Uthungulu

 

Ntongande H

 

X

 

Uthungulu

 

Tholokuhle S

 

X

 

Uthungulu

 

Tabhane S

X

X

 

Uthukela

 

Ubulinga S

 

X

 

Uthukela

 

Enkomokazini THS

X

   

Uthukela

 

Drakensberg Comprehensive H

 

X

X

Uthukela

 

Enkomokazini Technical H

 

X

X

Uthukela

 

Klipriver Hs

X

   

Uthukela

 

Ladysmith Ss

X

   

Uthukela

 

Sarel Cilliers S

 

X

X

Umzinyathi

 

Sihayo H

 

X

X

Umzinyathi

 

Buhlebuyeza S

 

X

 

Umzinyathi

 

Indonsa S

 

X

 

Amajuba

 

Ferrum H

 

X

X

Amajuba

 

Edendale Technical H

X

X

X

Umgungundlovu

 

Linpark H

X

X

X

Umgungundlovu

 

Voortrekker H

 

X

 

Umgungundlovu

 

Sukuma Comprehensive

 

X

X

Umgungundlovu

 

Emzamweni H

 

X

 

Umgungundlovu

 

Matatane Ss

   

X

Umgungundlovu

 

ML Sultan PMB Ss

X

 

X

Umgungundlovu

 

Isibani Academy

   

X

Umgungundlovu

 

Tridel Study and Education Centre

X

 

X

Umgungundlovu

 

Mthuli Ss

X

   

Umgungundlovu

 

Ikusaselihle Ss

X

   

Umgungundlovu

 

Zibukezulu Tech

X

   

Umgungundlovu

 

Inkosi U-Mdibaniso Comprehensive H

X

X

 

Ugu

 

Kwafica H

 

X

 

Ugu

 

Ingwemabala Comp Hs

X

   

Ugu

 

Suid - Natal

X

   

Ugu

 

Meadowlands S

X

X

 

Umlazi

 

Chesterville S

 

X

X

Umlazi

 

Fairvale S

X

X

X

Umlazi

 

George Campbell Technical H

X

X

X

Umlazi

 

Grosvenor Boys` H

 

X

 

Umlazi

 

Kwamakhutha Comprehensive H

 

X

X

Umlazi

 

Durban Academy Hs

   

X

Umlazi

 

Sibusisiwe Comprehensive Technical H

 

X

X

Umlazi

 

Risecliff Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Southlands Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Burnwood Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Werda Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Sea Cow Lake Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Newhaven Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Marklands Ss

   

X

Umlazi

 

Esizibeni sivananda Comp Hs

X

 

X

Umlazi

 

Merebank Ss

   

X

Umlazi

 

Centenary Ss

   

X

Umlazi

 

Rossburg Hs

   

X

Umlazi

 

Meadowlands THS

   

X

Umlazi

 

Siyabonga S

 

X

 

Umlazi

 

Clairwood S

X

X

X

Umlazi

 

Ogwini Comprehensive

X

X

X

Umlazi

 

Zwelibanzi Ss

X

 

X

Umlazi

 

Umlazi Comtech

X

X

X

Umlazi

 

Isipingo Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Lugobe Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Kwamakhutha Comp Hs

X

   

Umlazi

 

Strelitzia Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Kuswag Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

New West Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Arena Parks Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Zwelethu Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Makhumbuza Hs

X

   

Umlazi

 

Mziwamandla Hs

X

   

Umlazi

 

Crossmoor Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Ganges Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Siyabonga Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Asoka Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Chartsworth Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Wyebank S

X

X

X

Pinetown

 

Nilgiri Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Kwantebeni Comp

X

   

Pinetown

 

Amandlethu Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Mvaba Hs

X

   

Pinetown

 

Newlands East Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Avoca Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Brookdale Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Foresthaven Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Havenparks Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Northmeads Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Palmview Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Mountview Ss

   

X

Pinetown

 

Westham Ss

   

X

Pinetown

 

Intsikelelo Ss

X

 

X

Pinetown

 

Phoenix Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Rydalparks Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Sastri parks

X

   

Pinetown

 

Solvista Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Tongaat Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Trenance Manors

X

   

Pinetown

 

Trenace Parks Ss

   

X

Pinetown

 

Nqabakazulu H

X

X

X

Pinetown

 

Makahapha combined

   

X

Pinetown

 

Ndgengetho Hs

   

X

Umlazi

 

Phoenix Technical S

 

X

 

Pinetown

 

Sivananda Technical H

 

X

X

Pinetown

 

Inanda Newtown Comprehensive

X

X

X

Pinetown

 

Pinetown Boys High

   

X

Pinetown

 

Sithengile Ss

   

X

Pinetown

 

Phoenix THS

X

 

X

Pinetown

 

Sithabile Ss

   

X

Pinetown

 

Belverton Ss

   

X

Pinetown

 

Glenhaven Ss

X

 

X

Pinetown

 

Isinyabusi H

 

X

 

Ilembe

 

Glenhills Ss

   

X

Ilembe

 

Stanger Ml Sultan S

X

X

X

Ilembe

 

Stanger Ss

   

X

Ilembe

 

Chief Ngonyama S

X

X

X

Ilembe

 

Lihlithemba S

X

X

X

Ilembe

 

Nombika S

 

X

 

Ilembe

 

Isinyabusi Hs

X

   

Ilembe

 

Tshelenkosi Ss

X

   

Ilembe

 

Nombika Ss

X

   

Ilembe

 

Tugela Ss

   

X

Ilembe

 

Ixopo Hs

   

X

Sisonke

 

Dinyeka Hs

   

X

Sisonke

 

Singisi Comp H

   

X

Sisonke

 

Dingeka Hs

X

   

Sisonke

 

Sesiyabonga Hs

X

   

Amajuba

 

Dedangifunde Hs

X

   

Amajuba

2. Details of subject offering by learners taking Electrical Technology

Choice 1

Choice 2

Mathematics

Technical Mathematics

Physical Science

Technical Science

Electrical Technology

Electrical Technology

Engineering Graphics & Design Engineering Graphics & Design

Engineering Graphics & Design Engineering Graphics & Design

Engineering Graphics & Design Engineering Graphics & Design is compulsory for Choice 1 or Choice 2.

Additionally, a learner may opt to take an eighth and ninth subject with these above packages. Subjects that could be considered by learners as additional subjects that have a strong linkage with Electrical Technology are:

  • Information Technology
  • Computer Applications Technology

Details of subject offering by learners taking Mechanical Technology

Choice 1

Choice 2

Mathematics

Technical Mathematics

Physical Science

Technical Science

Mechanical Technology

Mechanical Technology

Engineering Graphics & Design Engineering Graphics & Design

Engineering Graphics & Design Engineering Graphics & Design

Engineering Graphics & Design Engineering Graphics & Design is compulsory for Choice 1 or Choice 2.

Additionally, a learner may opt to take an eighth and ninth subject with these above packages. Subjects that could be considered by learners as additional subjects that have a strong linkage with Mechanical Technology are:

  • Information Technology
  • Computer Applications Technology

Details of subject offering by learners taking Civil Technology

Choice 1

Choice 2

Mathematics

Technical Mathematics

Physical Science

Technical Science

Civil Technology

Civil Technology

Engineering Graphics & Design Engineering Graphics & Design

Engineering Graphics & Design Engineering Graphics & Design

Engineering Graphics & Design Engineering Graphics & Design is compulsory for Choice 1 or Choice 2.

Additionally, a learner may opt to take an eighth and ninth subject with these above packages. Subjects that could be considered by learners as additional subjects that have a strong linkage with Civil Technology are:

  • Information Technology
  • Computer Applications Technology

(3)(a) The Department of Basic Education (DBE) in conjunction with provinces has retrained one thousand and sixty (1660) teachers which were in the system and these teachers are skilled in the required specialisation areas. The teachers have been trained at Skills training centres in all the technology subjects, as follows;

Civil Technology, specialisation,

  • Construction
  • Woodworking
  • Civil services

Electrical Technology specialising on,

  • Power Systems
  • Digital electronics
  • Electronics

and Mechanical Technology specialising on,

  • Automotive
  • Fitting and Machining
  • Welding

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) in conjunction with provinces has also retrained one thousand and thirty (1030) teachers in Technical Mathematics and Technical Sciences.

(b) The schools that will be introducing the new curriculum have been within the recapitalisation programme and therefore been recapitalised with the required resources and teaching spaces. The schools that were not recapitalised are fully equipped and have functional workshops.

(4) Yes, learners will have a choice of offering a combination Technical Sciences and Technical Mathematics.

(5) Yes, the aptitude testing is being considered within the limits of legislation. The reason for this consideration is to determine the learner’s strengths, weaknesses and ability which would provide guidance for schools and educators in advising learners to choose the correct subjects. It will also determine learner’s career paths and could in turn have an impact on the grade 12 pass and failure rate. It would also have an impact on the quality of passes.

Schools could make use of the Educational Operational Services physiologist at district offices and physiologist at schools for learners with special needs.

01 December 2015 - NW3650

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) How many persons have been suspended with full pay within (i) her department and (ii) all entities reporting to her in the (aa) 2012-13, (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) 14-15 financial years and (b) in each specified case, what (i) is the value of these payments for each month by (aa) her department and (bb) all entities reporting to her, (ii) are the reasons for (aa) these suspensions and (bb) the delay in resolving these matters, (iii) is being done to resolve these matters and (iv) are the reasons to suspend persons with full pay?

Reply:

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)

(a) (i) see attached spreadsheet for number of employees suspended per financial year and per month

(b) see attached spreadsheet for value of payments per month in each financial year

( aa) the reasons are largely various misconduct cases that require intense investigations

(bb) The reasons for the delay in each of the 45 cases can be attributed to shortage of investigating staff, interference by Trade unions and availability of competent presiding officials within the business.

  1. (iii) to address the delays, PRASA is looking at contracting external resources to assist chair the hearings and workshops are ongoing with Trade unions to embrace the culture of discipline. With regards to investigations, engagements are ongoing since most of the complex investigations arise out of whistle-blowing.

(bb) (iv) The reason PRASA paid people whilst suspended is in compliance with Labour Legislation that suspensions should be with Full Pay until the case has been resolved.

01 December 2015 - NW3821

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

(1)With reference to her department’s Early Grade Reading Study project in 150 project schools and 80 control schools in North West, (a) how many (i) schools have been supplied with lesson plans and (ii) grade readers have been trained in the teaching and reading of Setswana, (b) what progress has been made in respect of (i) on-site support programmes to teachers from reading coaches, accompanied by scripted lesson plans and graded reading materials and (ii) packages designed to improve parental involvement in monitoring learning to read; (2) when will the specified programme be rolled out to other provinces?

Reply:

There are three separate interventions, each occurring in a group of 50 schools. Group 1 receives centralized teacher training (2 times 2-day workshops per year), lesson plans and graded readers. All 50 schools received the lesson plans and graded readers. Teacher attendance at the February training session was 60% and it was 84% in July. Group 2 receives the same package of lesson plans and graded readers but instead of centralized training, this group receives on-site coaching and afternoon cluster training sessions held by the coach together with teachers from a small number of nearby schools. All 50 schools have been given the lesson plans and graded readers and have received coaching visits to the school. Teacher attendance rates at the cluster sessions were 100% in Term 2, 82% in Term 3 and 93% in Term 4. The third group of 50 schools receives the parent involvement intervention. In these schools Community Reading Coaches (CRCs) have been recruited and trained to run weekly afternoon sessions open to all grade 1 parents. A total of 30 sessions is scheduled for each year covering a total of 10 topics per year. Each topic has 3 sessions where the topic is the same but the activities of the session differ. Thus a parent can attend roughly 1 in 3 sessions and still be exposed to all topics, while parents who attend more regularly can still enjoy fresh activities. Parent attendance has been a challenge in these schools with attendance rates dropping from 35% for the orientation sessions and Topic 1 to 18% for Topic 4. Creative ways to encourage greater attendance in 2016 will need to be considered.

(2) when will the specified programme be rolled out to the other provinces?NW4566E

After the impact evaluation of the Early Grade Reading Study interventions conclusions will be drawn about the cost-effectiveness of each intervention. The Research Team will then make specific recommendations based on the findings. The final evaluation will be concluded by mid-2017. If one (or perhaps two) of the interventions are found to be cost-effective ways to improve the acquisition of home language reading the DBE will then investigate ways to expand the most cost-effective programme or elements of it in 2018 and/or beyond. This will depend on resource availability, including at provincial education departments who will have to take primary responsibility for implementation.

01 December 2015 - NW4081

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What is the nature of the intangible assets for which inadequate financial records are being kept and which has been an audit qualification for his department since the 2013-14 financial year?

Reply:

The intangible assets for which inadequate financial records were found, as per the audit findings, are kept electronically in the form of the master register in line with the Electronic Communications and Transaction (ECT) Act 25 of 2002. This is in conformance with paragraph 17(1) under production of document or information which states that subject to section 28 where a law requires a person to produce a document or information, that requirement is met if the person produces, by means of data message, an electronic form of that document or information”.

The intangible assets refer to software applications acquired from external service provider(s), that evinced financial implications for the department during 2013-2014 financial year. The asset register submitted to the auditors excluded professional services and software licences, as the department deemed these to be expenses and therefore should not be capitalised. However the auditors advised otherwise as they regarded these as professional services and developmental costs that must be capitalised.

The qualification audit report is based on the inclusion of the professional services and software licences as per the advice of the Auditor General, whilst the department felt that it should have been excluded due to the irrelevancy in terms of them no longer being in use.

These inclusions meant that the closing balance will be adjusted to reflect the amendments.

01 December 2015 - NW3927

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What is the total number of uncollected new Smart ID Cards at his department in each province, since the introduction of the specified cards; (2) What steps are being taken to issue the specified cards before the local government election that is scheduled for 2016? NW4792E

Reply:

  1. The total number of uncollected Smart ID Cards at the department in each province as at 10 November 2015 is as follows :-

Free State : 12 832

Eastern Cape : 27 151

Kwazulu-Natal : 29 324

Western Cape : 20 027

Limpopo : 22 838

Gauteng : 43 476

Northern Cape : 7 071

North West : 13 456

Mpumalanga : 11 335

Gauteng (Banks ) : 289

Total : 187 799

2. In order to ensure that Smart ID Cards which have already been issued are collected, applicants are informed when their Smart ID Cards are ready for collection via the SMS system utilised by the Department. An SMS is forwarded to confirm receipt of the Smart ID Card at the office of application for collection by the applicant.

Two follow-up reminder SMSs are also forwarded should the Smart ID Card not be collected by the applicant.

During izimbizo and outreach campaigns, citizens are also reminded to collect their Smart ID Cards.

30 November 2015 - NW3730

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Mackay, Mr G to ask the Minister of Energy

With reference to her department’s 2014-15 Annual Report stating that R56,35 million was spent on Travel and Subsistence in the 2014-15 financial year, (a) what was the purpose of each trip, (b) which countries were visited, (c) what were the dates of each trip, (d) what are the (i) names and (ii) designations of each person that went on the trip and (e) what was the detailed cost of each trip?

Reply:

The information is available on the annual report tabled in Parliament.

30 November 2015 - NW4073

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Whether, with reference to his speech introducing the debate on the budget vote for the 2015-16 financial year for his department, the promised Technical Assistance Unit for Ethics, Integrity and Discipline Management (a) has been constituted and (b) is operational; if not, (i) why not and (ii) when the unit will be operational; if so, (aa) when was the unit launched, (bb) how is the unit constituted and (cc) what is the envisaged mandate of the unit; (2) whether, with reference to the specified speech, the promised Office of Standards and Compliance for Minimum Norms and Standards for Public Administration (a) has been constituted and (b) is operational; if not, (i) why not and (ii) when will the unit be operational; if so, (aa) when was the unit launched, (bb) how is the unit constituted and (cc) what is the envisaged mandate of the unit?

Reply:

(1) and (2) The establishment and functioning of the Regulatory Institutions such as Technical Assistance Unit for Ethics, Integrity and Discipline Management, forms part of the implementation of the Public Administration Management Act (PAMA), 2014 of which the Department of Public Service and Administration is currently putting mechanisms in place, such as the Regulations to operationalize.

Preparatory work towards the establishment of the Unit has started. Such work includes the appointment of an inter-disciplinary team, initiating a process to conduct a feasibility study which will include the development of a business model that provides for a service delivery model; funding arrangement for the Unit and the identification of relevant legislation that is likely to impact on the establishment of the Unit. All of this information will also inform the organisational form of the Unit. Once established, the Unit will perform amongst others, the following functions:

  • Provide technical assistance and support to institutions in all spheres of government regarding the management of ethics, integrity and disciplinary matters relating to misconduct in the public administration;
  • Develop the norms and standards on integrity, ethics, conduct and discipline in the public administration;
  • Build capacity within institutions to initiate and institute disciplinary proceedings into misconduct;
  • Strengthen government oversight of ethics, integrity and discipline, and where necessary, in cases where systemic weaknesses are identified, to intervene;
  • Promote and enhance good ethics and integrity within the public administration; and
  • Cooperate with other institutions and organs of state to fulfil its functions.

30 November 2015 - NW3975

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van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Whether his department (a) has done any studies or (b) is in possession of any studies comparing the morale levels of staff in the Public Service with that of staff in the private sector; if not, why not, in each case; if so, (i) what are the findings of the specified studies and (ii) are the specified studies and subsequent findings publicly available; (2) whether the specified findings have identified any shortcomings in the Public Service and in comparison to the private sector; if so, what steps has he taken to improve the morale of staff in the Public Service since the findings of the specified studies were revealed?

Reply:

(1) The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has not done studies comparing morale levels of staff in the public service with that of staff in the private sector.

However, the department is working with the Offices of the premier in all provinces and national departments in institutionalising the periodic assessments of employee morale/satisfaction in their respective provinces and sectors. The focus of the department currently is largely on building internal capacity within government departments by providing technical support, requisite tools and instruments for effective assessment of employee morale/satisfaction.

(2) Falls away.

30 November 2015 - NW3897

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van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1) When will the backlog of new appointees in the Public Service who have not been able to successfully complete the compulsory induction programme be eliminated; (2) How will his department make up for the failure to successfully implement the compulsory induction programme, which has affected public servants’ careers?

Reply:

  1. The National School of Government anticipates that the backlog will be eliminated in 2018.
  2. The National School of Government, in cooperation with the Department of Public Service and Administration and the National Treasury, ensured removal of PERSAL restriction to allow PERSAL controllers to confirm public servants’ probation should they successfully meet with their workplace requirements. New recruits who were appointed in July 2012 receive confirmation of their pay progression from 01 April 2016. Officials are therefore not negatively affected in terms of their careers. Professional development in line with personal development and work place skills plans of departments are actioned as normal.

30 November 2015 - NW3976

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Rabotapi, Mr MW to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any of the entities reporting to him have done any studies to compare the salaries of employees in the Public Service to those employees in the private sector; if not, why not; if so, (i) when last was such a study conducted, (ii) what were the findings in each case and (iii) are the specified studies publicly available?

Reply:

(a) Every five (5) years, the Department for Public Service and Administration conducts a Personnel Expenditure Review (PER) study to determine the status of remuneration matters in the Public Service.

(i) The last study was conducted in 2012.

(ii) The study found that employees on the lower salary levels, i.e. salary levels 1 to 10 compared favorably to the market median. However, employees remunerated on salary levels 11 to 16 compared below the acceptable range of the market median.

(iii) The Personnel Expenditure Review was distributed to all participatory stakeholders.

30 November 2015 - NW3727

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Terblanche, Ms JF to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)With reference to paragraph 51 of the Report of the Auditor-General on the North West Department of Health for the 2014-15 financial year, where it is stated that (a) the National Assembly has instructed the National Department of Health and the National Treasury to conduct an investigation on all capital projects of the North West Department of Health and (b) the detailed findings of this report were not submitted to the auditors, therefore the Auditor-General was unable to consider the impact of these findings on its report, (i) when was the specified investigation commissioned and (ii) who conducted the specified investigation; (2) was the specified investigation completed; if not, when will it be (a) completed and (b) tabled in Parliament; if so, (i) when was it tabled in Parliament and (ii) what was the total cost of the specified investigation?

Reply:

1 (a)

Yes, the National Department of Health requested National Treasury (NT) to investigate expenditure under the Hospital Revitalisation Grant in the North West Provincial Department of Health for the financial year 2011/12.

1 (b)

Yes, the NT completed its investigation, and provided detailed reports with findings and recommendations to the National Department of Health on 21 February 2014. Detailed copies of the reports were provided to National Department of Health, Office of the Premier in the North West Provincial Government and the MEC of the Department of Health in North West.

1 (b) (i)

The Investigation was commissioned on 18 January 2013 to the National Treasury by the National Department of Health.

1 (b) (ii)

The National Treasury’s Office of Accountant-General investigation team together with its co-sourced forensic investigation firm, JGL Forensic Services.

2 (a)

The Investigation was completed by the 21 February 2014.

2 (b) (i)

The National Department of Health is responsible for tabling the report, as NT executed the investigation at the request of National Department of Health.

2 (b) (ii)

The total forensic investigation costs were R4.4 Million.

30 November 2015 - NW3892

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

What (a) was the budget for the compensation of employees of each (i) national department, (ii) entity of any national department, (iii) organ of state and (iv) department of each of the provincial governments in the (aa) 2012-13, (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) 2014-15 financial years and (b) is the budget in each specified case for the 2015-16 financial year?

Reply:

(a)(b) The responsibility of budget for the compensation of employees of national departments, entities of national departments, organs of state and provincial departments rests with the National Treasury.

30 November 2015 - NW3880

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

(1)Whether any investigation is currently underway and/or was conducted into the non-compliance of municipalities with the Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act, Act 29 of 2014, in the 2014-15 financial year; if not, why not; if so, which municipalities (a) are being and/or (b) have been investigated; (2) (a) what is the current status of each of the specified investigations and (b) when is it anticipated that the investigations will be completed; (3) what has he found are the causes for the municipalities’ non-compliance with the specified Act; (4) whether he is taking any steps to ensure the compliance of the municipalities with the specified Act; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. In the 2014/15 financial year 40 municipalities were assessed regarding compliance with the rating aspects of the Municipal Property Rates Act (the Act). 29 of the 40 municipalities were found not to be compliant with certain provisions of the Act. These include the requirement for adopting and publishing in the Provincial Gazette the by-law to give effect to the implementation of the municipal rates policy as well as the resolution levying rates (section 6 and 14 of the Act).

The department wrote letters to the 29 of the 40 municipalities that were found to be non-compliant. The letters outlined issues of non-compliance and how those matters should be addressed. Monitoring of municipal progress towards resolution of those matters indicate that as of 9 October 2015, 15 of the 29 previously non-compliant municipalities are now in compliance. The department will continue monitoring municipal compliance with the Act with the objective of addressing non-compliant matters as part of the 2016/17 municipal budget preparation process.

2. Please refer to (1) above and (4) below.

3. From the monitoring and assessments conducted, some of the causes were lack of understanding that Council adopted documents (i.e by-laws to give effect to rates policies and resolution levying rates) must be published in the relevant Provincial Gazette as required by the law. After identifying these kinds of non-compliance, a Circular (with specimen by-law and resolution levying rates) was issued to all municipalities on 10 April 2015.

4. Yes. As already indicated in (1) and (3) above, the department is continuing to monitor municipal compliance with the critical provisions of the Act and where required it provides the necessary guidance. Whilst in the 2014-15 financial year only 40 municipalities were assessed for compliance, for the 2015/16 financial year the number is 152, and this is envisaged to increase to 193 in 2016/17 financial year, and thereafter all municipalities will be assessed on an annually basis. The objective is to institutionalise municipal compliance with critical provisions of the Act.

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30 November 2015 - NW3757

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Whether, in view of the enormous publicity given in print and on television regarding the 36 000 ghost workers on the payroll of North West, he has ascertained (a) how such an army of ghost workers remained undetected for years and (b) the resultant cost to the taxpayer; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether ghost workers are also drawing salaries and benefits in (a) other (i) provincial and (ii) national departments and (b) municipalities; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) why the Government has failed to (a) undertake annual audits of its employees and (b) run unannounced checks to verify figures; (4) what action has been taken against managers and recipients who have defrauded the state; (5) what measures the Government has in place to run departments efficiently, ethically and economically?

Reply:

  1. The Department of Public Service and Administration is aware of the pronouncements made in the media in relation to 36 000 ghost workers in the North West province. This matter is currently under investigation.
  2. The management and employment of public servants at national and provincial level is managed through a decentralized human resource management framework where Heads of Department and Executive Authorities are responsible for the employment and management of their own employees. Currently Municipal workers do not fall within the ambit of the Public Service’s human resource management framework. Departments’ employee numbers and payroll fall under the purview of the respective Executive Authorities and are audited by the Auditor-General.
  3. Mechanisms for annual audit and verification on the number of government employees are in place. A process of strengthening these mechanisms to mitigate the challenges of ghost employees, amongst others is currently underway, these process include the cleaning up of the PERSAL System.
  4. Fraud and non-compliance to the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 and the Treasury Regulations and other legal prescripts are dealt with through the disciplinary processes.
  5. The Public Finance Management Act, and the Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) Outcome 12 amongst others, outlines government’s endeavors to ensure that departments are run efficiently, effectively and economically. Furthermore, government has introduced the National School of Government, which provide training programme to the public servant in order to ensure that these public servants run government departments efficiently, effectively and economically.

30 November 2015 - NW3560

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Maynier, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

Whether the cost containment measures outlined in National Treasury Instruction 01 of 2013/2014 have been included as a prescription in the revised Ministerial Handbook; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The National Treasury Instruction paragraph 1.2 states that, “cost containment measures related to Executive Authorities will be prescribed in the Revised Ministerial Handbook. The process to review the Ministerial Handbook is at advance stages of completion. The Inter-Ministerial Committee established for this purpose met on 17 November 2015 to finalise its inputs. The matter will now be submitted to the Cabinet Secretariat for further processing to the Cabinet for approval

30 November 2015 - NW3898

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van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

Has the National School of Government developed any training programmes that are unique to the needs of the public service in the (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15 financial years; if not, why not; if so, (i) what are the relevant details of the specified training programmes and (ii) how many public servants have successfully completed the specified training programmes?

Reply:

Yes. The National School of Government has developed and reviewed 27 training programmes that are unique to the needs of the public service.

(i) Relevant details of the specified training programmes are as follows:

(a) 2013-14

  • Finance Management and Budgeting,
  • Mentoring Support for Supervisors
  • Support for the Transfer of Learning
  • Re-orientation Programme, and
  • Citizen Centred Service Delivery
  • Review of CIP Module 4

(b) 2014-15

  • Anti-corruption L4
  • Anti-corruption L5
  • Breaking Barriers to Entry into Public Service
  • Compulsory Induction Programme for Levels 13-14
  • Developing HRD Implementation Plans for the Public Service
  • Disability management for Public Service
  • Diversity Management
  • Ethics
  • Excellent Customer Care for Front Line Staff
  • Executive Development Programme
  • Gender Mainstreaming
  • Grievance and Disciplinary Action Procedures
  • Human Resource Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Induction to Human Resource Management in the Public Service
  • Investigating and presiding skills
  • Lead Facilitator Development Programme for Citizen Centred Service Delivery
  • Lead Facilitator Development Programme for Reorientation
  • PAJA
  • Recruitment and Selection in the Public Service Strategic HR Planning for the Achievement of Organisational Results.
  • SCOA
  • Training of Trainers Programme for the Public Service
  • Use of Human Resource Management Information

ii) Number of public servants who have successfully completed the specified training programmes is 30358 in the financial year 2013/14, whilst 38307 public servants have completed their specified training programmes in the financial year 2014/15.

30 November 2015 - NW3890

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)What (a) are the details of each of the investigations that the Public Service Commission will complete in the 2015-16 financial year and (b) investigations are planned for the (i) 2016-17, (ii) 2017-18 and (iii) 2018-19 financial years; (2) what process does the specified commission undertake to develop its schedule of investigations, in alignment with its constitutional mandate; (3) what steps will the specified commission take to ensure that negative findings arising from any of its investigations are appropriately addressed?

Reply:

(1)(a) The PSC’s workplan for the 2015-16 financial year contains the following own accord investigations:

  • Assess the effective, efficient and economic functioning of the Office of the State Attorney
  • Assess the effective, efficient and economic functioning of the Office of the Chief State Law Advisor
  • Skills and competency audit of human resource and financial management of senior managers in the Western Cape
  • An assessment of the effects of organisational restructuring on service delivery in Gauteng
  • An assessment of the management of service terminations and pension payouts in the Public Service
  • Factsheet on irregular appointments in the Public Service
  • Audit on the recruitment and selection processes in the Gauteng Department of Finance
  • An assessment of the handling of disciplinary cases in the Public Service
  • Report on the nature and extent of the protection of whistleblowers and investigators in the Public Service
  • Awarding of higher salaries on appointment and counteroffers in the National Departments of Transport and Labour

The completion date of “investigations conducted on receipt of any complaint lodged with the PSC”, is dependent on a number of factors including the time when the complaint is lodged, the number of allegations contained therein and the complexity of the investigations. The PSC aims to finalize investigations of the complaints lodged with it within ninety (90) days after the receipt of all necessary documentation.

(1)(b) Investigations to be conducted in the ensuing year are determined annually at the Public Service Commission Strategic Planning Session and compilation of a list of these investigations is still a work in progress.

(2) The process to develop a schedule of investigations is informed, amongst others by the Public Service Commission’s (i) legal mandate, (ii) vision and mission, (iii) strategic objectives, and include compilation of Workplans from the trends on the nature of complaints received, previous research conducted and an external environmental scan, this Workplan is presented annually at the Public Commission Strategic Session for consideration and adoption. Furthermore, the Public Service Commission Annual Performance Plan are tabled in Parliament annually

(3) Upon finalization of investigation, a provisional report with findings is forwarded to the relevant executive authority for comment, and should comments be provided, these comments are considered by the Public Service Commission in the issuance of a final report with recommendations. The executive authority is requested to indicate whether it accepts the Public Service Commission recommendations or not. In instances where the recommendations are not accepted, the executive authority should indicate reasons for not accepting the recommendations. The Public Service Commission’s report and findings are submitted to the National Assembly or to Provincial Legislature in line with section 196(6) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996.

30 November 2015 - NW3919

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Whether persons appointed for fixed periods by government departments and paid stipends for their services, such as those who man the various victim support centres, are considered employees of the respective departments; if not, (a) why not, (b) what is the status of the specified employees, (c) for what periods are the specified employees generally employed and (d) how are the stipends calculated; if so, why are the specified employees not paid salaries; (2) whether he has any plans in place to improve the conditions of service of the specified employees; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

(1) Where the employment is temporary in nature, the employee may be appointed under a special contract, on a casual basis or on a sessional basis.

In the Public Service, an employee is defined as a person contemplated in section 8 of the Public Service Act, 1994 (as amended). In terms of section 8(1) of the said Act, the Public Service shall consist of persons who are employed

(a) in posts on the establishment of departments; and

(b) additional to the establishment of departments.

Executive Authority (EA), in terms of section 9 of the Public Service Act, 1994, is vested with the powers to appoint any person in his or her Department in accordance with the Act and in such a manner and on such conditions as may be prescribed. In terms of the provisions of the Public Service Regulations 2001, an Executive Authority may appoint employees on a permanent or temporary basis, either full time or part time.

(a), (b) and (c) Persons appointed in terms of the aforesaid provisions of the Public Service Act, 1994 are employees irrespective of how their remuneration is structured.

It should be noted that the Public Service Act, 1994 is not the only legislative provision whereby departments can obtain the services of persons. In certain cases, other legislation also mandates departments to utilise/employ persons for specific needs, as may be prescribed. Whether persons not employed in terms of the Public Service Act, 1994 are employees or not will have to be derived from either the provisions of the specific legislation that mandates their employment or if no such specific legislation exists, from section 200A of the Labour Relations Act, 1995. (The latter contains general criteria whereby persons are to be deemed employees). Therefore individual departments will be best placed to answer the question pertaining to the utilisation/employment of a specific category of persons/employees in terms of the context outlined in this question.

(d) In terms of the provisions of the Public Service Regulations, an Executive Authority have the powers to determine the grade of a post and as far as possible the salary of a part-time, sessional or temporary employee should be set proportional to the salary of an equally graded full-time equivalent. Where the remuneration is determined on a basis other than job evaluation, the relevant department will be best placed to advise on the basis used to calculate the stipend.

(2) The Public Service Act, 1994, Chapter 2, section 3(5)(a) provides for departments to approach the Minister for a determination regarding the conditions of service of employees generally or categories of employees subject to the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and Collective Agreements.

30 November 2015 - NW3984

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)(a) In which year was her department’s Social Work Scholarship Programme for students pursuing studies in Social Work at universities launched and (b) how much has the specified programme cost her department (i) in each specified financial year and (ii) at each university enrolling such students since its inception; (2) whether her department has (a) tracked the number of graduates produced by the specified programme each year, (b) centred its planning on how many more students it would be able to sponsor through the specified programme in the next few financial years, (c) made provisions in terms of securing employment for the specified students with each of her provincial departments and (d) planned how many new first-year students it would sponsor in the 2016 academic year; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

The hounourable member should get this information from the Department’s annual report tabled in Parliament.

30 November 2015 - NW3552

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Rabotapi, Mr MW to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Whether his department approved the revised organisational organogram of the Northern Cape Department of Education that was submitted to his department for approval; if so, when; if not, (2) did the head of department at the specified education department have the necessary authority based on the revised organogram to (a) appoint an official at a deputy director-general level in 2013 and only advertise the position in 2014 and (b) make several further appointments; (3) what is the current national benchmark for the appointment of a secretary general in a provincial education department?

Reply:

(1) The Minister for Public Service and Administration (MPSA) does not approve organisational structures of departments. The role of the MPSA during the consultation process is to monitor compliance by departments to the relevant organisational design prescripts. The relevant Executive Authorities (EAs) have the authority to approve the organisational structures of their departments after consultation with the MPSA.

The Northern Cape Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Education, submitted a consultation request on the proposed organisational structure to the MPSA on 21 February 2013. The MPSA, on 24 April 2014, concurred with the proposed organizational structure and requested the Department to correctly grade all newly created posts using the Equate Job Evaluation System and to ensure that sufficient funds are available over the medium term prior to commencing with the recruitment process.

(2) The Head of Department derives the necessary authority to approve appointments in his or her department in terms of the approved Delegations from the relevant Executive Authority (EA) to the Head of Department. The Delegations are issued in terms of the Public Service Act and Regulations.

The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) supports departments in the development of their respective Delegations. However, for the period 2013 there was no obligation for departments to submit their approved set of Delegations to the DPSA, which maintain a register of departments’ Delegations.

(3) The Department of Public Service and Administration is not aware of the existence of the post of secretary general refer to in this question.

30 November 2015 - NW4158

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

Whether any feasibility studies for (a) the Technical Assistance Unit for Ethics, Integrity and Discipline Management and (b) the Office of Standards and Compliance for Minimum Norms and Standards for Public Administration were carried out in compliance with Regulation A of Chapter 6 of the Public Service Regulations 2001 as amended; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in terms of the requirements instituted by Regulations A1, A2 and A3 of Chapter 6?

Reply:

(a)(b) Preparatory work towards the establishment of the Unit has started. Such work includes the appointment of an inter-disciplinary team, initiating a process to conduct a feasibility study which will include the development of a business model that provides for a service delivery model; funding arrangement for the Unit and the identification of relevant legislation that is likely to impact on the establishment of the Unit. All of this information will also inform the organisational form of the Unit.

30 November 2015 - NW3828

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

What was the number of employees for each national and provincial department in the public service (a) as at the most recent date of capture on the Vulindlela website and (b) for each similar date in the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13, (iii) 2013-14 and (iv)2014-15 financial years?

Reply:

The number of employees for each national and provincial department in the Public Service, as at the end of each of the requested financial years (March), is provided in the table below. Please note that abnormal and periodical appointments are excluded. Where departments appear to be duplicated it is due to the restructuring of departments over the reporting period (2011/12 to 2014/15). Data was obtained from PERSAL as it is the source system for data published on Vulindlela. No data is directly captured on the Vulindlela website.

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES BY DEPARTMENT
MARCH 2011 TO MARCH 2015

National/Provincial Department

March

2011

March

2012

March

2013

March

2014

March

2015

Eastern Cape

Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism

611

627

605

600

578

 

Education

86 181

82 816

80 154

78 791

74 279

 

Health

40 818

41 186

39 577

38 655

39 470

 

Human Settlements

406

460

544

556

616

 

Local Government and Traditional Affairs

1 584

1 595

1 608

1 637

1 537

 

Office of the Premier

415

402

386

369

402

 

Provincial Planning and ,Treasury

512

545

565

540

480

 

Roads and Public works

3 433

3 601

3 715

3 699

4 163

 

Rural Development and Agrarian Reform

3 404

3 288

3 172

3 051

2 959

 

Safety and Liaison

117

120

121

128

129

 

Social Development and Special Programmes

3 443

4 101

3 929

4 415

4 690

 

Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture

1 198

1 161

1 144

1 205

1 229

 

Transport

1 631

1 668

1 694

1 602

1 602

 

Total

143 753

141 570

137 214

135 248

132 134

Free State

Agriculture

1 090

1 187

1 189

1 194

1 185

 

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs

651

437

378

374

393

 

Economic Development, Tourism and

Environmental Affairs

595

650

680

702

709

 

Education

31 113

31 885

32 013

31 368

30 382

 

Health

16 841

18 915

19 060

19 008

18 388

 

Human Settlements

121

126

206

287

308

 

Office of the Premier

345

348

616

620

612

 

Police, Roads and Transport

2 325

2 388

2 289

2 306

2 552

 

Provincial Treasury

390

402

427

373

398

 

Public Works

2 013

2 432

2 652

2 813

2 153

 

Rural Development

0

0

53

0

0

 

Social Development

1 602

2 003

2 015

2 007

1 999

 

Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation

664

713

694

729

790

 

Total

57 750

61 486

62 272

61 781

59 869

National/Provincial Department

March

2011

March

2012

March

2013

March

2014

March

2015

Gauteng

Agriculture and Rural Development

841

803

850

854

901

 

Community Safety

934

935

968

1 010

1 096

 

Economic Development

353

338

373

357

439

 

Education

79 554

82 134

82 318

83 794

84 353

 

Finance

1 734

1 673

1 197

1 147

1 053

 

Health

62 492

65 078

61 406

62 992

62 894

 

Housing

0

0

0

849

882

 

Infrastructure Development

1 444

1 809

1 987

1 947

1 930

 

Local Government and Traditional Affairs

1 666

1 586

1 582

638

675

 

Office of the Premier

232

235

233

243

271

 

Provincial Treasury

0

0

417

489

500

 

Roads and Transport

2 038

1 908

1 838

1 881

1 999

 

Social Development

0

0

3 469

3 541

4 190

 

Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation

383

392

391

464

473

 

Total

151 671

156 891

157 029

160 206

161 656

Kwazulu- Natal

Agriculture, Environmental Affairs and Rural Development

3 384

3 825

3 729

3 754

2 900

 

Arts and Culture

422

457

463

526

565

 

Community Safety and Liaison

105

105

106

141

165

 

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

1 216

1 331

1 461

1 658

1 633

 

Economic Development and Tourism

298

300

349

432

667

 

Education

106 689

108 058

106 732

108 024

106 715

 

Finance

280

359

462

491

517

 

Health

71 001

78 543

82 436

72 731

71 865

 

Human Settlements

796

733

743

789

763

 

Office of the Premier

319

366

430

447

461

 

Public Works

2 085

2 070

2 086

2 038

1 888

 

Social Development

2 880

3 425

6 005

4 357

3 862

 

Sport and Recreation

172

165

207

233

218

 

The Royal Household

141

143

138

120

108

 

Transport

4 289

4 153

4 022

3 873

4 015

 

Total

194 077

204 033

209 369

199 614

196 342

National/Provincial Department

March

2011

March

2012

March

2013

March

2014

March

2015

Limpopo

Agriculture

4 015

3 946

3 785

3 470

3 281

 

Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs

1 464

2 343

2 286

2 211

2 197

 

Economic Development, Environment and Tourism

1 591

1 595

1 443

1 390

1 390

 

Education

64 425

63 911

62 901

62 768

62 153

 

Health

36 472

38 112

37 094

36 650

37 203

 

Office of the Premier

626

508

486

456

469

 

Provincial Treasury

454

461

441

479

449

 

Public Works

3 403

3 305

2 618

2 764

4 237

 

Roads and Transport

4 560

4 316

4 061

4 101

2 403

 

Safety, Security and Liaison

112

107

104

96

108

 

Social Development

2 658

3 250

3 152

2 962

3 351

 

Sport, Arts and Culture

416

489

457

396

389

 

Total

120 196

122 343

118 828

117 743

117 630

Mpumalanga

Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Administration

1 621

1 718

1 731

1 767

1 602

 

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs

775

789

730

850

867

 

Community Safety, Security and Liaison

176

1 257

1 292

1 371

1 320

 

Culture, Sport and Recreation

312

311

324

482

501

 

Economic Development, Environment and Tourism

490

459

446

457

267

 

Finance

329

332

340

342

326

 

Health

18 026

18 485

18 269

19 225

19 446

 

Human Settlements

351

362

371

376

387

 

Office of the Premier

277

263

254

272

262

 

Public Works, Roads and Transport

5 307

4 109

3 900

3 787

3 643

 

Social Development

1 862

1 879

1 819

1 903

2 069

 

Total

29 526

29 964

29 476

30 832

30 690

National/Provincial Department

March

2011

March

2012

March

2013

March

2014

March

2015

National Departments

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

6 356

6 367

6 445

6 424

6 205

 

Arts and Culture

455

436

448

484

447

 

Basic Education

639

721

746

814

837

 

Civilian Secretariat for the Police Service

0

0

0

0

130

 

Communications

305

299

290

332

301

 

Cooperative Governance

450

486

566

558

475

 

Correctional Services

40 170

41 166

42 216

41 913

40 691

 

Defence

78 663

78 674

78 202

78 649

78 091

 

Economic Development

68

106

118

126

126

 

Energy

485

560

559

547

581

 

Environmental Affairs

941

1 439

1 571

1 762

1 941

 

Government

Communication and Information System

471

493

479

455

472

 

Health

1 276

1 450

1 913

1 893

2 071

 

Higher Education and Training

858

916

1 069

1 234

6 673

 

Home Affairs

9 782

9 655

9 786

10 248

10 251

 

Human Settlements

693

684

663

710

,

637

 

Independent Police Investigative Directorate

270

277

303

308

322

 

International Relations and Cooperation

2 383

2 465

2 439

2 364

2 323

 

Justice and Constitutional Development

22 543

23 248

23 726

23 960

24 851

 

Labour

7 408

7 623

7 708

7 746

8 149

 

Military Veterans

0

0

0

136

228

 

Mineral Resources

1 081

1 108

1 122

1 165

1 115

 

National School of Government

190

184

199

205

204

 

National Treasury

2 122

2 192

2 246

2 300

2 380

 

Office of the Public Service Commission

225

225

261

272

317

 

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

0

139

184

207

261

 

Police

194 293

199 610

198 175

195 182

194 269

 

Public Enterprises

158

168

185

215

225

 

Public Service and Administration

448

420

457

485

461

 

Public Works

5 010

5 851

5 624

5 714

5 783

 

Rural Development and Land Reform

4 565

4 855

4 837

5 596

5 871

 

Science and Technology

421

425

459

477

500

 

Social Development

714

757

748

802

917

National/Provincial Department

March

2011

March

2012

March

2013

March

2014

March

2015

 

Sport and Recreation South Africa

209

189

172

164

174

 

Statistics South Africa

5 429

4 797

3 356

3 577

3 969

 

The Presidency

708

635

677

678

666

 

Tourism

299

401

465

505

530

 

Trade and Industry

1 776

1 881

1 950

1 568

1 563

 

Traditional Affairs

0

0

0

0

79

 

Transport

543

530

592

623

691

 

Water and Sanitation

8 047

7 100

7 209

7 348

7 475

 

Women

44

126

126

137

113

 

Total

400 498

408 658

408 291

407 883

413 365

North West

Agriculture and Rural Development

1 556

1 569

1 525

1 468

1 641

 

Economic Development, Environment and Conservation

192

361

355

408

216

 

Education and Training

30 425

30 242

30 329

30 703

29 473

 

Finance

506

512

472

478

541

 

Health

17 290

17 613

18 256

19 305

18 955

 

Human Settlements

310

346

344

360

0

 

Local Government and Traditional Affairs

732

740

800

823

735

 

Office of the Premier

321

290

313

397

716

 

Public Works, Roads and Transport

3 551

3 469

3 536

3 521

3 089

 

Public safety and liaison

844

859

1 006

1 117

1 442

 

Social development, Woman, Children and Persons with Disabilities

1 803

1 983

2 030

2 099

2 183

 

Sport, Arts and Culture

590

649

682

701

671

 

Tourism

0

0

0

0

114

 

Total

58 120

58 633

59 648

61 380

59 776

National/Provincial Department

 

March

2011

 

March

2012

 

March

2013

 

March

2014

 

March

2015

Northern Cape

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

 

547

   

556

 

575

 

570

 

609

 

Co-operative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs

 

652

   

651

 

653

 

662

 

640

 

Economic Development and Tourism

 

167

   

167

 

166

 

178

 

177

 

Education

 

12 023

 

11

892

 

11 690

 

12 457

 

12 229

 

Environment and Nature Conservation

 

400

   

207

 

218

 

225

 

242

 

Health

 

6 176

 

6

372

 

6 474

 

6 713

 

6 781

 

Office of the Premier

 

228

   

225

 

231

 

247

 

250

 

Provincial Treasury

 

238

   

241

 

287

 

278

 

304

 

Roads and Public Works

 

575

   

780

 

827

 

845

 

827

 

Social Development

 

933

   

943

 

942

 

929

 

970

 

Sport, Arts and Culture

 

422

   

504

 

364

 

401

 

402

 

Transport, Safety and Liaison

 

341

   

320

 

347

 

351

 

347

 

Total

 

22 702

 

22

858

 

22 774

 

23 856

 

23 778

Western Cape

Agriculture

 

969

   

953

 

941

 

961

 

973 ,

 

Community Safety

 

830

   

871

 

898

 

947

 

343

 

Cultural Affairs and Sport

 

608

   

604

 

612

 

648

 

635

 

Economic Development and Tourism

 

198

   

229

 

236

 

252

 

242

 

Education

 

40 514

 

40

402

 

40 114

 

40 672

 

42 108

 

Environmental Affairs and Development Planning

 

313

   

337

 

359

 

390

 

380

 

Health

 

29 306

 

30

446

 

31 092

 

31 654

 

31 882

 

Human Settlements

 

392

   

432

 

434

 

482

 

461

 

Local Government

 

306

   

345

 

376

 

376

 

394

 

Premier

 

913

 

1

052

 

1 065

 

1 087

 

1 157

 

Provincial Treasury

 

248

   

240

 

279

 

321

 

317

 

Social Development

 

1 750

 

1

762

 

1 822

 

2 129

 

2 098

 

Transport and Public Works

 

1 730

 

1

676

 

1 887

 

1 913

 

2 472

 

Total

 

78 077

 

79

349

 

80 115

 

81 832

 

83 462

Total

1

256 370

1

285

785

1

285 016

1

280 375

1

278 702

* Please note that the new departments that were created during the National Macro Organisation of the State (NMOS) process are not reflected here as these only came onto effect after March 2015.

Excluding Abnormal and Periodical appointments

Where departments are duplicated it is due to the restructuring of departments over the reporting period

30 November 2015 - NW3893

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Whether, in relation to the Agreement on the Review and Impact of Existing Outsourcing and Agentisation Practices within the Public Service and Conducting an Independent Impact Study on the Principles of Decent Work signed on 10 February 2015, each (a) review set out in paragraph 5 of the specified agreement and (b) study set out in paragraph 6 of the specified agreement have been completed; if not, why has there been a delay in each case; if so, what are the results of the specified (i) reviews and (ii) studies; (2) whether the specified (a) reviews and (b) studies will be made available to the public; if not, why not; if so, when?

Reply:

(1) (a)(b) No. The Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) has therefore appointed a service provider to conduct the review on outsourcing and agentisation. The International Labour Organisation has agreed to assist the PSCBC with the development of the decent work agenda. Both proposals will be ready for engagement between parties at the PSCBC during 2016.

(2) The PSCBC parties will decide on whether the outcomes of the reviews should be made public or not

30 November 2015 - NW3926

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)Whether she is aware that the Huis Tekna Children’s Home for physically, mentally and sexually abused children in Bela-Bela in Limpopo, does not receive the specified children’s social grants on time; if not, why not; (2) will her department intervene immediately to assist the specified facility; if so, what (a) steps does her department intend to take with regard to the specified children and (b) are the further relevant details?

Reply:

  1. Huis Tekna is a registered Child and Youth Care Centre (CYCC) established in accordance with the Children’s Act 38 of 2005. CYCCs do not receive social grants but subsidies from the Department of Social Development.
  2. The Limpopo Provincial Department could not transfer funds to all assessed Non-Profit Organizations in the Waterberg district, in the 1st quarter: April-June 2015 as they were conducting investigations conducted in the district. This was a result of a complaint lodged by a concerned community member on how the assessment processes was conducted for the 2015/16 funding. During April 2015, 1096 business plans were audited and comprehensive report compiled. The result of this audit indicated that there were no discrepancies in the assessment process.

Subsequent to the audit, the first and second funding trench was paid out in August 2015 to all affected NPOs in the Waterberg district.

3. Transfers of funds to the non-profit organizations are done quarterly after the reconciliation and relevant organizations are receiving subsidies in line with the business plans and claims submitted to the Department. The Waterberg district office is in regular communication with the organizations to ensure meaningful and continuous working relationship.

 

30 November 2015 - NW3925

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether she is aware that Huis Talje Children’s Home for severely physically and mentally handicapped children in Bela-Bela, Limpopo, is owed more than R 600 000 by the provincial Department of Social Development; if not, (a) why not and (b) will her department intervene immediately to assist and expedite the payment of the specified amount?

Reply:

The Provincial Department of Social Development (Limpopo) has engaged Huis Talje Children’s Home (Children’s Home) after it was notified by the Children’s Home that there were funding discrepancies in terms of costing of services. It was noted that a means test was used to determine funding of services rendered by the Children’s Home, instead of applying for service package costing that focuses on the capacity of the Children’s Home. The Children’s Home is currently in possession of a funding letter from the district which indicates the correct funding determination. During the 2015/16 financial year the Children’s Home has already received R321 250 for both the first and second quarter.

The discrepancy has been brought to the attention of the Provincial Department’s finance section, and reconciliations are effected for transferring of funds in the third quarter and will be aligned to the capacity of the Children’s Home.

The funding of Child and Youth Care Centres are determined according to Section 195 of the Children’s Act 38 of 2005. Each provincial department determines its own unit cost provided that Children’s Home meets registration requirements.

The Limpopo Provincial Department had determined its unit cost per child at R2 500.00 per month and has a capacity of 66 children. Based on the above information provided, the Provincial Department’s Finance Section is busy with a reconciliation process to determine outstanding funding to be transferred in the third quarter.

 

30 November 2015 - NW4074

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Whether the review of the Ministerial Handbook has been completed; if not, (a) why not and (b) when will the review be completed; if so, (2) whether the Ministerial Handbook has been revised; if not, why not; if so, when will the revised handbook (a) be made public and (b) become applicable?

Reply:

(1) The process on the review of the Ministerial Handbook is at advance stages of completion. The Inter-Ministerial Committee established for this purpose met on 17 November 2015 to finalise its inputs. The matter will now be submitted to the Cabinet Secretariat for further processing to the Cabinet for approval.

(2) No. The review of the Ministerial Handbook is still a work in progress. The Revised Ministerial Handbook will be made public when approved by the Cabinet. The Cabinet will also decide with regard to when the Revised Ministerial Handbook will become applicable.

30 November 2015 - NW3606

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

With reference to her department’s Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) project for Grades 1 to 3 in at least 100 schools in each province, amounting to a total of 1 000 schools, presented in all 11 official languages, (a) which schools in each province have (i) been identified to benefit from the EGRA project and (ii) received their EGRA toolkits to date, (b) which teachers attended the training workshops in each province, (c) what grades are the specified teachers teaching, (d) what (i) dates and (ii) times of day did the specified training workshops take place in each province and (e) were teachers awarded any form of accreditation after completion of the specified workshops in each province?

Reply:

a. (i) The EGRA schools per province have been uploaded onto the Department of Basic Education website http://www.education.gov.za/tabid/914/Default.aspx

a. (ii) The project schools received their EGRA toolkits during the teacher training workshops as indicated by the provinces. Table 1 indicates the dates when the EGRA workshops were held where the toolkits were delivered by district officials to the project schools in each district.

TABLE 1: WORKSHOP DATES WHERE EGRA TOOLKITS WERE DELIVERED

Province

District

Date of delivery of EGRA Toolkits

Western Cape

Overberg

14 April 2015

 

West Coast

20 April 2015

 

North

14 April 2015

 

East

14 April 2015

 

Karoo

14 April 2015

 

Cape Winelands

14 April 2015

 

Central

14 April 2015

 

South

14 April 2015

KwaZulu-Natal

Amajuba

20-29 May 2015

 

Zululand

16-22 April 2015

Eastern Cape

Cradock

20-28 April 2015

 

Lusikisiki

29 April 2015 (43 schools); 8 May 2015 (12 schools)

 

Mount Fletcher

11 May 2015

 

Sterkspruit

28 April 2015 (Circuit 1); 4 May 2015( Circuit 2&3)

 

Maluti

29 April, 5 May 2015

Northern Cape

Francis Baard

19-28 May 2015

 

John Taole

26-28 May 2015

 

Pixley

26 May -2 June 2015

 

Namaqua

11 May 2015

 

ZFMgcawu

26-28 May 2015

Mpumalanga

Gert Sibande

29 April 2015

 

Bohlabela

5-8 May 2015; 18-19 May 2015

 

Nkangala

5-8 May 2015

 

Enhlanzeni

21-23 July 2015

North West

Dr Kenneth Kaunda: Tlokwe

21 April 2015

 

Dr Kenneth Kaunda: Matlosana

21 April 2015

 

Ngaka Modiri Molema: Disobotla

30 April 2015

 

Ngaka Modiri Molema: Kgetleng River

30 April 2015

 

Ngaka Modiri Molema: Mafikeng

30 April 2015

Gauteng

Gauteng East

2-18 June 2015

 

Gauteng North

5-7 May 2015

 

Gauteng West

26-27 May 2015

 

Johannesburg North

18-19 May 2015

 

Johannesburg East

19-21 May 2015

 

Johannesburg West

21 May2015

 

Johannesburg South

2&4 June 2015

 

Johannesburg Central

4-5 May 2015

 

Sedibeng West

25-26 May 2015

 

Sedibeng East

26 May 2015

 

Tshwane North

14-18 May 2015

 

Tshwane South

27 May 2015

 

Tshwane West

20 April& 8 May 2015

 

Ekurhuleni North

4-8 May 2015

 

Ekurhuleni South

1-2 June 2015

Limpopo

Mopani

10-11 June 2015

 

Capricorn

17-18 June 2015; 22-23 July 2015

Free State

Xhariep

12-17 August 2015

 

Motheo

23-24 April 2015

 

Lejweleputswa

22-30 July 2015

 

Thabo Mofutsanyana

12 to 17 August 2015

 

Fezile Dabe

5 May 2015

b. & c. The list of teachers for Grade 1 to 3 who attended the training workshops were drawn from the provincial EGRA workshop registers and is uploaded on the DBE website: http://www.education.gov.za/tabid/914/Default.aspx

d. i & (ii) The dates when the EGRA provincial workshops were held and the times of the day are indicated in Table 2.

TABLE 2: PROVINCIAL TEACHER TRAINING DATES AND WORKSHOP TRAINING TIMES

Province

District

Training dates

Workshop Training Times

Western Cape

Overberg

23 to 26 April 2015

14:00 to16:00 = 2 hours

 

West Coast

23 to 26 March 2015

14:30 to17:30 = 3 hours

 

North

18 April 2015

Saturday, 8:00 to 12:00 =5 hours

 

East

23 March 2015

13:00 to17:00 =4 hours

 

Karoo

23 to 26 March 2015

14:30 to 17:00= 2,5 hours

 

Cape Winelands

17 to 25 March 2015

14:30 to 17:00= 2,5 hours

 

Central

29 April 2015

14:00 to 17:30= 3,5 hours

 

South

24 April 2015

13:00 to17:00= 4 hours

KwaZulu-Natal

Amajuba

20 to 29 April 2015

9:00-14:00 = 12 hours (6 hours per day x2 days)

 

Zululand

16 to 22 April 2015

8:30-16:00 = 16 hours (8 hours per day x2 days)

Eastern Cape

Cradock

20 April to 28 April 2015

8:00 to 17:00 (2days per circuit)

 

Lusikisiki

27-28 May 2015

12:00-15:00= 3hours

 

Mount Fletcher

18 May 2015

8:30 to 15:00 =6,5 hours

 

Sterkspruit

28 April to 4 May 2015

9:00-15:00 = 12 hours (6 hours per day x2 days)

 

Maluti

17 April to 5 May 2015

9:00-15:00 = 12 hours (6 hours per day x2 days

Northern Cape

Francis Baard

25 to 28 May 2015

13:00 -16:00=3 hours

 

John Taole

26 May 2015

13:00 -16:00=3 hours

 

Pixley

27 May- 2 June 2015

13:00 -16:00=3 hours

 

Namaqua

28 May 2015

13:00 -17:00=4 hours

 

ZFMgcawu

26 to 28 May 2015

13:00 -16:00=3 hours

Mpumalanga

Gert Sibande

29 April 2014

8:00 -16:00 1full day

 

Bohlabela

5-7 May 2015, 18-19 May 2015

13:30 -16:30=3 hours

 

Nkangala

4-8 May 2015

12:30 -15:30=3 hours

 

Enhlanzeni

21-23 July 2015

13:30 -16:30=3 hours

North West

Dr Kenneth Kaunda: Tlokwe

21 to 30 April 2015

13:00-16:00= 3hours

 

Dr Kenneth Kaunda: Matlosana

23 to 30 April 2015

13:00-16:00= 3hours

 

Ngaka Modiri Molema: Disobotla

20 to 22 April 2015

12:00-15:00= 3hours

 

Ngaka Modiri Molema: Kgetleng River

28 to 30 April 2015

12:00-15:00= 3hours

 

Ngaka Modiri Molema: Mafikeng

4 May 2015

12:00-15:00= 3hours

Gauteng

Gauteng East

2-18 June 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Gauteng North

5-7 May 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Gauteng West

26-27 May 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Johannesburg North

2 June 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Johannesburg East

19-21 May 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Johannesburg West

21-26 May; 2 June 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Johannesburg South

2-4 June 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Johannesburg Central

4-5 May 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Sedibeng West

25-26 May 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Sedibeng East

26 May 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Tshwane North

14-18 May 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Tshwane South

27 May 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Tshwane West

15- 21 May 2015

13:00-16:00= 3 hours

 

Ekurhuleni North

18-19 May 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Ekurhuleni South

1-2 June 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

Limpopo

Mopani

10-11 June 2015

12:00-16:00=4 hours

 

Capricorn

17 to 18 June 2015; 22-23 July 2015

12:00-16:00=4 hours

Free State

Xhariep

12 to 17 August 2015

12:00 -16:00=4 hours

 

Motheo

22 to 30 July 2015

12:00 -16:00=4 hours

 

Lejweleputswa

22 to 30 July 2015

12:00 -16:00=4 hours

 

Thabo Mofutsanyana

12 to 17 August 2015

12:00 -16:00=4 hours

 

Fezile Dabe

12 to 17 August 2015

14:00 -17:00= 3 hours

e. No. The teachers were not awarded accreditation for the EGRA workshops attended.

20 November 2015 - NW3902

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether her department has concluded any contract with any companies in South Africa or abroad to turn acid mine water into potable water or, at least, into water that is suitable for use by industries and agriculture so that such water can be discharged into streams, and as compensation for that set a tariff to be earned by such contracting companies for each kilolitre of processed water; if not, why not; if so, what are the (a) names of the companies and (b) details of the agreement; (2) whether she will make a statement on the prospects of making acid mine water into a viable economic venture rather than the liability it is perceived to be at present?

Reply:

(1) No, my Department has not entered into a contract with any company for the specific purpose of directing acid mine drainage water (AMD) into potable, industrial or agricultural use. As an interim measure for AMD mitigation in the Witwatersrand gold fields, my Department’s entity, the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA), has appointed service providers to treat (neutralise) AMD for discharge into river systems. This intervention is necessary for water resource protection and averting other AMD- associated risks on the environment. For the service currently provided, no tariff is set and service providers are strictly reimbursed for the operation and maintenance cost incurred during AMD treatment.

(1)(a) The names of the companies appointed by the TCTA are Sibanye Gold and Proxa.

(1)(b) Sibanye Gold and Proxa, tasked with operation and maintenance of the Western Basin AMD Plant in Randfontein, Gauteng; and the Central Basin AMD Plant in Germiston, Gauteng, respectively, perform neutralisation of AMD for discharge into river systems, thus ensuring water resource and environmental protection.

(2) I am presently considering a host of information centered on inter alia, technical, legal, financial and institutional matters necessary for a long-term project that is capable of directing AMD into beneficial (economic) uses. I will pronounce my Department’s position thereto once the internal appraisal processes are concluded and all risks fully quantified and understood.

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20 November 2015 - NW3882

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Balindlela, Ms ZB to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)(a) When was the most recent pH level test conducted on the Olifants River and (b) what were the results; (2) what is the cause of the high acidity levels of the specified river; (3) whether she has taken any steps to remedy the situation; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a)The most recent pH level test conducted on the Olifants River was in September
2015.

(1)(b) The results range on average from 5.5 to 8.5.

(2) The cause of the high acidity levels of the specified river can generally be attributed to agricultural, mining and industrial activities.

(3) Yes, my Department is conducting routine and targeted compliance monitoring inspections and audits on a regular basis, and where a transgressor is found, enforcement actions are undertaken. The classification, determination of the Resource Quality Objectives (RQOs) and the reserve of the Olifants River is being determined.

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20 November 2015 - NW3810

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Balindlela, Ms ZB to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)(a) To which catchment management agencies has her department delegated the authority to issue water use licenses and (b) on what conditions; (2) what is the process according to which a water use license is issued by (a) a catchment management agency and (b) her department; (3) whether her department is considering to extend this authority to other entities; if not, why not; if so, (a) which entities and (b) on what conditions?

Reply:

(1)(a) Inkomati-Usuthu and Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agencies has been delegated to issue water use licenses.

(1)(b) The delegations are subject to conditions set out below:

  1. Access to the WARMS and any other system that might be required to support the functions hereunder and can readily interface with the Department’s systems;
  2. A protocol/an action plan to coordinate water user’s activities and foster cooperation between institutions;
  3. A Job descriptions of positions, that will be implementing the process contained in this delegation, are in place; and
  4. CMA, must ─
  5. submit quarterly reports to my Department; and
  6. report any change in the capacity and skills referred to in condition (a) above

(2)(a) If an applicant intends to apply for a water use license or has submitted application forms, the process for issuing water use application is as follows:

  • The applicant is to be consulted by a Technical Officer to ascertain the water uses and the activities that need authorization and to determine the extent of the activities.
  • A pre-application consultation meeting is conducted by the Water Use Licence Application (WULA), and the applicant is advised on the different water uses.
  • Applicant submits application to a Technical Officer, where after it is referred to a WULA assessor to check it for completeness and correctness. If the application is incomplete, it is returned to the applicant, if complete a reference number is generated, the application is acknowledged and registered on the licensing system.
  • A WULA Assessor assesses the application and prepares a draft Record of Recommendation (ROR).
  • A draft ROR and draft licence/decline letter is presented to the Provincial Water User Authorisation Assessment Advisory Committee (WUAAAC) for input. Comments are incorporated into the draft ROR and drance licence/decline letter. The key function of the Provincial WUAAC is to advise Assessors and will minimum meet twice per month.
  • A final ROR and licence/decline letter is drafted and referred to a Reviewer for quality control. The Reviewer checks the quality of the documentation and whether the Business process was followed as prescribed.
  • If approved the licence/decline letter is posted to the applicant by the Technical Officer and forwarded to the Water Authorisation Registration Management System (WARMS) for registration in the system.

(2)(b) The process for water use licensing for the CMA and the Department is the same process outlined in number 2a

(3)(a) Berg-Olifants, Pongola-Umzimkhulu, Vaal, Olifants, Limpopo-North West, Orange and Mzimvubu-Tsitsikamma Catchment Management Agencies.

(3)(b) Refer to (2)(a) above.

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20 November 2015 - NW3877

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Balindlela, Ms ZB to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether, with reference to her reply to question 356 on 1 April 2015, her department will proceed with the construction of the wastewater treatment plant in Thabazimbi, Limpopo; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) will (a) Anglo American and (b) Northam Platinum Ltd still fund the specified project; if not, (i) why not in each case and (ii) how will the specified project be funded; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) will the R21 million already spent on the specified project be recovered; if not, why not; if so, how; (4) whether the current structure will still be used, despite the corrosion of steal in the concrete structure that has occurred?

Reply:

(1) Yes, my Department will proceed with the construction of the wastewater treatment works. Feasibility study on what needs to be done on existing wastewater treatment works has been conducted. The Thabazimbi Municipality is finalising the appointment of a service provider which will be done on or before 30 November 2015.

(1)(a) The Anglo American Platinum will fund the entire project. The Anglo American Platinum is finalising an agreement with the Department of Local Government and Housing. The project will be funded through B.O.T (Build Operate Transfer) and the Thabazimbi Municipality will enter into a project agreement with Anglo American Platinum.

(1)(b) The Northam Platinum Ltd will not fund the project as the entire project funding will be funded by Anglo American Platinum.

(2) No, the R21 million already spent on the project will not be recovered because the funds were donated as part of the Social Labour Plan (SLP).

(3) The current structure will still be used as it is still in good condition. The corrosion will not affect the operation of the structure, as the municipality is continuing maintaining the structure.

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20 November 2015 - NW3914

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

With reference to the declaration of the province of KwaZulu-Natal as a disaster area on 30 October 2015, (a) what are the relevant details of the allocation of drought-relief assistance that will immediately be made available to provide drought relief to drought-stricken areas in the province and (b) what are the relevant details of any other departmental strategies that are in place to provide assistance to municipalities in the province which are struggling to provide relief because of a scarcity of resources?

Reply:

(a) In December 2014, my Department made an allocation of R354.2 million to assist with the mitigation of the impacts of the drought in KwaZulu-Natal. Additional funding has been made available (refer to the latest detailed Drought Intervention Budgets allocations attached as Appendix1).

(b) In November 2015, the Honourable Premier declared a Provincial State of Disaster due to the impacts of the drought in nine (9) of the ten (10) District Municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal. In terms of the Disaster Management Act, the Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) is responsible for the overall disaster management.

My Department’s strategy includes the following:

  • The implementation of drought operating rules for ten (10) water supply schemes in KwaZulu-Natal. Drought operating rules are scientific tools used as a guide to manage the water resource(s) to protect it from failure by restricting water used during low flows in order to ensure that the water supply for essential water users e.g. basic human consumption can always be met. My Department gazetted water restrictions on 3 July 2015 and is monitoring the success of the restrictions and assisting with the development of alternative augmentation options where necessary.
  • Ensuring System and District level Joint Operations Committees are established and regular meetings held in order to determine the necessary drought interventions and monitor the implementation thereof.
  • Assisting the Water Services Authorities and Water Boards in the provision of water through the reprioritisation of R502 million for drought intervention projects.
  • Assisting the Water Services Authorities with the provision of water through the supply and operation of 45 water tankers.
  • Assisting the Department of CoGTA with the evaluation of water services authority intervention plans for inclusion into a Provincial Business Plan for the application to the National Disaster Management Centre for additional support.

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Appendix 1: Drought Intervention Budgets see the link below:

http://www.pmg.org.za/files/RNW3914-151120.doc

 

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20 November 2015 - NW3883

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Baker, Ms TE to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)What is the (a) current risk status of the Kwena Dam in Mpumalanga and (b) reason for the specified risk; (2) (a) when was the most recent water quality test done at the specified dam and (b) what was the result of the specified test?

Reply:

(1)(a) The current risk is that, the Kwena Dam volume is dropping rapidly; on Monday 26 October 2015 the dam volume was 74% full.

(1)(b) Due to significantly below normal rainfall and the extreme high temperatures currently being experienced in the Inkomati Water Management Area, river flow levels in the Crocodile River are extremely low.

(2)(a) The most recent water quality test for the Kwena Dam was done in October 2015. It should be noted that water quality tests are done on monthly basis.

(2)(b) The water quality results for October 2015 have not been received yet from the laboratory that does the analysis. However, the water quality results for the month of September 2015 are indicated on the table 1 below:

Table 1

Variables

September results

   

Electrical conductivity

12.6 mS/m

pH

7.25 pH units

Iron

0.63 µg/l

Manganese

0.14 µg/l

Escherichia coli

4 counts/100ml

Ammonia Nitrogen

0.082 mg/l

Nitrate +Nitrite

0.27 mg/l

Orthophosphate

0.2 mg/l

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20 November 2015 - NW3884

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Baker, Ms TE to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

With regard to the amount of R352 million allocated to the drought-stricken municipalities of KwaZulu-Natal, (a) how was this amount determined and (b) what audit or study was used to determine the amount required to alleviate the effects of the drought?

Reply:

(a) Following the Premier’s declaration of a Provincial State of Disaster in selected Municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal, I as the Minister of Water and Sanitation issued a Directive to my Director-General on 20 December 2014 to provide R352.4 million for interventions to mitigate the impact of the drought. The amount was determined at a meeting between my Director-General, Head of Department of the Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) and the Water Services Authorities (WSAs) on
8 December 2014.

The Provincial Department of CoGTA collected, collated and co-ordinated the evaluation of the WSAs implementation plans. The provincial Drought Relief Implementation Plan dated 22 January 2015 highlighted that an estimated R669.7 million was required to alleviate the drought in the Province and an application for the balance of the funding was made to National Disaster Management Centre.

(b) The WSAs submitted their implementation plans to the CoGTA who then coordinated the evaluation of the plans.

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20 November 2015 - NW3962

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether, in view of the concession by the National Commissioner as reported in the Budgetary Review and Recommendation report of the Portfolio Committee on Correctional Services to the National Assembly that his department had often addressed one qualification at the risk of other risk areas resulting in new qualifications by the Auditor-General and a series of qualified reports, he has (a) taken any steps to ensure that his department’s disregard for the findings and recommendations will never occur again and (b) ordered disciplinary measures to be taken against all officials who had since 2014 been guilty of ignoring the findings and recommendations of the Auditor-General in order to show his resolve; if not, why not; if so, what are the details?

Reply:

Yes, the National Commissioner has taken steps to ensure that the Department of Correctional Services improves on its audit outcomes, in particular to resolve qualifications on its financial statements, eliminate non-compliance to laws and regulations as well as enhancing the system of internal controls. Since 2005/6 until 2013/14 financial years, the department had continually received qualification due to asset management. Internal controls on management of tangible movable assets were enhanced over time, resulting in resolution of this matter during the previous financial year, i.e. 2014/15.

In the same year (i.e. 2014/15), the basis of qualification was a new matter on contingent liabilities. The Auditor General was “unable to obtain sufficient appropriate audit evidence for claims against the department because it did not have adequate systems and processes to record and maintain a register for claims against the department”, 2014-15 Report of the Auditor General.

Steps that have already been taken to address emerging qualifications include capacitating the Legal services component. In this regard, a vacancy of Head of Legal Services has been filled during the year.

Operational action plan which seeks to address weaknesses in contingent liability registers is presented below:

Activities

Measure

Timeframes

Review and update of contingent liabilities register

Contingent liabilities register-

  • reflecting all current claims; and
  • corresponding source documents

1 August 2015 –

30 October 2015

Request State Attorneys’ preliminary verification of claims

All claims contained in the Register verified and confirmed by various state attorneys servicing DCS

30 November 2015

Internal auditing of contingent liabilities register

  • Internal Audit Report.
  • Findings of the internal audit addressed.

30 January 2016

Submission of register to AGSA for their preliminary auditing.

Findings of the AGSA’s preliminary audit addressed.

28 February 2016

Request final State Attorneys’ verification of claims

All claims contained in the Register verified and confirmed by various state attorneys servicing DCS.

31 March 2016

Submission of final disclosure note for inclusion in AFS

Complete and verified contingent liabilities submitted timeously.

15 April 2016

In order to improve the departmental system of internal controls, the inadequate capacity within assurance services has been identified as a key root cause to matters of non-compliance with laws and regulations. In this regard the following interventions are either underway or have been finalized:

  • The Internal Control and Compliance (ICC) component has been capacitated through the appointment of Head of ICC;
  • The establishment and capacitation of a risk management unit within ICC will be carried out during the current financial year;
  • Recruitment of additional internal auditors at regional / provincial level

The department has prioritized investigations into irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure as the first step towards effective consequence management. The Inspectorate directorate under ICC is currently investigating backlog of cases of non- compliance to SCM processes which include amongst others, non-disclosure of interest, irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure. The National Commissioner also appointed an Investigation Steering Committee to provide oversight on the process of investigation as well as making recommendations to National Commissioner on disciplinary steps to be taken against officials who have failed to comply with policies and procedures.

As at end 31 October 2015, the status of investigations is as follows:

Status of investigations

Total cases

Cases Finalized

Investigations in progress

Investigations not yet started

Total

649

476

41

132

20 November 2015 - NW3808

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Basson, Mr LJ to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)With regard to the Mokolo and Crocodile Water Augmentation Project for abstraction works and pump station in the west side of the Crocodile River near Thabazimbi and the pipeline to Steenbokpan and Lephalale, what is the (a) progress and (b) time frame for the completion of the (i) environmental impact assessment and (ii) engineering design of the specified (aa) project and (bb) pipeline; (2) how many million cubic metres of water will be required; (3) (a) when will construction start and (b) what is the (i) envisaged completion date and (ii) total cost of the specified project; (4) is Eskom making a contribution to the cost of the specified project; if not, why not; if so, (a) what amount and (b)(i) when and (ii) how will payment be made?

Reply:

(1) Mokolo and Crocodile Water Augmentation Project 2 is at the planning stage. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process started in July 2015 with the appointment of an EIA consultant. In parallel, DWS is finalising the Post Feasibility Bridging Study Report. This will be used as input to inform the design process. The EIA is planned for completion in January 2017. Engineering designs for both the project and the pipeline are expected to be completed in September 2016, if the design starts in November 2015.

(2) The provisional approved capacity is 75 million cubic meters per year.

(3) Construction is envisaged to start in September 2017.The envisaged completion date is September 2023, but the Water Delivery is envisaged for May 2022. The capital cost of the project is budgeted at R 12 000 million.

(4) Yes, the project is largely to be funded off-budget through loans raised by TCTA. Eskom is an off-taker whereby they commit in a water supply agreement to contribute to the cost of the project for their proportional off-take from the system through water tariffs. 

Furthermore, the Department of Energy is standing in for the future energy users to ensure that the infrastructure is sized appropriately to meet the demands of future users.

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20 November 2015 - NW3839

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)(a)(i) When was the clean break principle instituted that is applicable when a member of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) gets divorced and (ii) why the stated principle is applicable when a member of the GEPF gets divorced and (b) how many members of the GEPF have been affected by the specified principle to date; (2) (a) what is the legal basis on which the specified principle is founded, with specific reference to the relevant (i) legislation (ii) regulations and (iii) administration of justice and (b) why the specified principle is not a violation of the Pension Funds Amendment Act, Act 65 of 2001, and the National Credit Act, Act 34 of 2005; (3) (a) what has been the frequency of divorces in the GEPF since the application of the specified principle, (b) what is the estimate regarding divorces for the next five years and (c) regarding how many of the divorces the principle (i) has been applied and (ii) is projected to apply in the future?

Reply:

  1. (a) The ‘clean break principle’ in relation to the Government Employees Pension Law, 1996 (Proclamation No. 21 of 1996) (“the GEP Law”), which regulates the GEPF, was incorporated through the GEP Law Amendment Act, No. 19 of 2011, which came into effect on 14 December 2011. Section 24A was inserted into the GEP Law, to provide for the payment of pension interest upon divorce or dissolution of customary marriage.

It is important to note, that the GEPF is not regulated in terms of the Pension Funds Act, 1956 (Act No. 24 of 1956) (“the Pension Funds Act”), but is regulated in terms of the GEP Law. Section 24A of the GEP Law was modelled on and sought to align the GEP Law with section 37D of the Pension Funds Act, 1956 (Act No. 24 of 1956) in particular, to provide for the implementation of the ‘clean break principle’, by providing for the payment of a pension interest to a former spouse of a member on divorce or the dissolution of a customary marriage. Prior to the insertion of section 24A in the GEP Law, the GEP Law and the Rules of the GEPF did not allow a former spouse of a member to claim a portion of a member’s pension interest, in terms of a divorce order or an order for the dissolution of a customary, soon after the divorce order or the order for the dissolution of a customary marriage was granted. The former spouse could only receive a portion of the member’s interest after the exit of the member from the GEPF (on resignation or retirement). With the insertion of section 24A in the GEP Law and amendments to the Rules of the GEPF, a former spouse now can receive the proportion of a member’s pension benefit that is granted in terms of a court order for divorce or the dissolution of a customary marriage, soon after the order is granted.

In order to implement section 24A of the GEP Law, the Rules of the GEPF were amended, to include definitions of “divorce”, “divorce debt” and “divorce order”, and a new Rule 14.10 was inserted in the Rules of the GEPF with effect from 1 April 2012.

(b) GEPF and GPAA are still in the process of collating the statistics on members whose benefit has been reduced as a result of a divorce order settlement.

2. (a) The legal basis on which the ‘clean break principle’ is implemented is by virtue of section 24A of the GEP Law and Rule 14.10 of the Rules of the GEPF, as noted in the response to question 1(a) above. In relation to the administration of justice, a court issues a court order that includes an order for the distribution of pension benefits in terms of section 7(8) of the Divorce Act, 1979 (Act No. 70 of 1979). In terms of Rule 14.10 of the GEPF, the court order must then be provided to the GEPF, who then will implement the order in relation to the division of the pension fund benefits in accordance with the terms of the order and Rule 14.10.

(b) The implementation of the “clean break principle” for the GEPF is not in conflict with the Pension Funds Act (as amended by the Pension Funds Amendment Act, 2001 and subsequent amendments) as the GEPF does not fall under this Act. . Section 24A of the GEP Law gives effect to the ‘clean break’ principle for the GEPF.

It is not clear why the Honourable Member believes that the implementation of the “clean break principle” violates the National Credit Act. It is my understanding that the National Credit Act only applies in relation to “credit agreements” as defined in the National Credit Act. The “clean break principle” applies in relation to the implementation of a court order on divorce or the dissolution of a customary marriage, which is implemented in accordance with the GEP Law and the Rules of the GEPF. The court order does not constitute a “credit agreement” so the National Credit Act does not apply. Even if the court order was made in respect of a “settlement agreement”, it is an order of court, and cannot be construed as being a “credit agreement”.

3. The GEPF does not estimate the frequency of divorce. The GEPF will continue to honour divorce orders that are presented.

20 November 2015 - NW3784

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Majeke, Ms CN to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(1)Who is the owner, driver and implementer of the Working on Fire Programme; (2) who provides and owns the equipment that is being bought and used to roll out the specified programme; (3) whether any private companies were contracted to roll out the programme; if so, with regard to each specified company, (a) what are the details of the company, (b) what are the relevant terms of engagement with the company, (c) what is the annual value of the contract, (d) what is the life-span of the contract, (e) what are the demographics of the company, (f) what is the relationship between the company and the companies that were contracted at the time that the specified programme was part of the Department of Water Affairs and (g) what mechanisms are in place for monitoring and evaluating the specified contract in line with the objectives of the Expanded Public Works Programme as well as the job targets of the National Development Plan?

Reply:

(1) The owner is the Department of Environmental Affairs, the National Resource Management Cluster, and the Implementer (Implementing Agent) is Working on Fire (Pty) Ltd.

(2) All movable and immovable capital assets as well as equipment acquired or built with funds made available by the department to the implementing agent remain the property of the department. Fire fighting trucks and management vehicles – are provided on a full maintenance lease by FFA Assets (Pty) Ltd with ownership transfer to the Department of Environmental Affairs at the end of the lease period. Aviation resources – Turnkey solution, including aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance is contracted from Kishugu Aviation (Pty) Ltd.

(3) The implementing agent Working on Fire (Pty) Ltd was appointed by the Department of Environmental Affairs after a competitive request for proposals process was undertaken in terms of the Department’s Supply Chain Management Policy with the National Treasury providing oversight for the entire process.

a) FFA Operations (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of FFA Holdings (Pty) Ltd was appointed as the implementing agent. Subsequently, FFA Holdings (Pty) Ltd changed its name to Kishugu Holdings (Pty) Ltd and all of its subsidiaries were amended accordingly. FFA Operations (Pty) Ltd has recently been registered as Working on Fire (Pty) Ltd. It remains a subsidiary of Kishugu Holdings (Pty) Ltd;

b) the terms of engagement are that they have been appointed as an implementing agent in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of Environmental Affairs and Working on Fire (Pty) Ltd;

c) the value of the contract is determined annually in the budget vote allocation approved by Parliament, and dependent on the allocation of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF). The allocated budget for the current MTEF cycle is:

2014/15: R521 388 000,00

2015/16: R532 791 000,00

2016/17: R580 275 000,00

These allocations are inclusive of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) incentives grants (The funds paid to public bodies to incentivize work creation. The incentive is paid per quantum of employment created for the EPWP target group and can be measured in person-days of work or full time equivalent jobs) of:

2014/15: R58 114 000,00

2015/16: R44 019 000,00

2016/17: R46 352 000,00;

d) the Memorandum of Agreement is for a duration of seven years which commenced on 01 April 2014;

e) demographics:

Only South African ID holders are employed throughout the programme. This includes management staff and participants.

Management: African 63%, Coloured 10%, Indian 2% and White 25% R5, 414, 581 paid to management

Participants (previously referred to as beneficiaries): African 91%, Coloured 9%.

Female: 31%, Disabled 3% and Youth 95% of R19, 580, 675 has been paid to participants,

The Kishugu Shareholding Structure is also represented by all South Africans i.e. African, Coloured, Indian and White

  • Direct Cost Benefit (Wages, Management Salaries, UIF, Workmanship Compensation, Medicals and Personal Accident Policy) 43% till to date i.e.

R 19, 110, 321

  • Indirect Cost Benefit (Personal Protective Equipment, Training, OHS, Management Transport, Operational Transport Standing fees and Operational Transport variables) 41% till to date i.e. R18 286,508
  • Management fee : 9% which is R4,024, 649.00
  • Other (Operational variable cost, IT): 7 %

f) the same implementing agent Working on Fire (Pty) Ltd (at that stage it was FFA Operations (Pty) Ltd) was appointed by the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry after a competitive tender process (WP9191) undertaken in terms of the Department’s Supply Chain Management policy; and

g) there is a range of mechanisms in place for monitoring and evaluating the contract, and these include:

Department of Environmental Affairs National Resource Management Working on Fire Executive Committee (EXCO);

Department of Environmental Affairs National Resource Management Oversight Committee;

monthly and quarterly KPI Reporting to the Director-General; and

monthly and quarterly EPWP Reporting.

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20 November 2015 - NW3469

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) What total amount of the R300 million that was provided to KwaZulu-Natal for drought relief has been spent, (b) what amount was spent in each affected municipality and (c) what are the relevant details of the specific relief that was provided through the specified funds in respect of each municipality?

Reply:

(a) A total of R443.765 million has been allocated by my Department for drought interventions for KwaZulu-Natal Province. The amount of this R172.219 million has been spent as follows:

  • R66,9 million on the purchase of 45 water tankers;
  • R19,733 million payments being processed; and
  • R85,512 million already paid.

(c) A summary of the amounts spent in each Municipality is provided in Table 1 below. Refer to Table 2 for expenditure for each project type in each Water Services Authority.

Table 1: Drought relief funding see the link below:

http://www.pmg.org.za/files/RNW3469-151120.doc

(c) The drought relief interventions include the following different project types:

  • purchase of water tankers
  • installation of static water tanks
  • spring protection
  • refurbishment and upgrade of water supply systems
  • development of boreholes
  • water tanker rental
  • interim water tanker rental
  • programme management

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Table 2 below indicates the expenditure for each project type in each Water Services Authority.

Table 2: KwaZulu-Natal drought intervention budget and expenditure: see the link

http://www.pmg.org.za/files/RNW3469-151120.doc

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