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07 December 2015 - NW4141

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

What are the details of the infrastructure maintenance plans for the next 10 to 15 years to ensure a reduction in non-revenue water for (a) Makana in the Eastern Cape, (b) Ndwedwe in KwaZulu-Natal, (c) Letsemeng in the Free State, (d) Knysna in the Western Cape, (e) Nama Khoi in the Northern Cape, (f) Moses Kotane in the North West, (g) Emfuleni in Gauteng, (h) Polokwane in Limpopo and (i) Emalahleni in Mpumalanga local municipalities?

Reply:

Requesting the Honorable Member to refer the question to the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) who is in a better position to respond to the infrastructure maintenance plans for the next 10 to 15 years to ensure a reduction in non-revenue water for the nine provinces.

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07 December 2015 - NW4044

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Rabotapi, Mr MW to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture”

With regard to Government’s continued disagreements with the labour brokers; (a) why has his department outsourced the management of the Artists in Schools Programme which forms part of the Legacy Project and (b) why are people with no background or training in art employed to teach arts in the schools?

Reply:

(a). The Department of Arts and Culture has not outsourced the management of the Artist in School programme. The programme is implemented in partnership with organizations that specialize in arts, culture and heritage matters, such as community arts organisations, to

  • Recruit and provide regular training of the contracted arts practitioners;
  • Partake in identifying and negotiations’ processes with relevant officials at school Principals, Teachers, creative arts subject advisors and Provincial Department of basic Education and Departments of Sports Recreation, Arts and Culture level before any placement of arts practitioners can take place;
  • Lesson planning and teaching of the subject (genres);
  • Monitoring the individual arts practitioners to ensure that they execute their functions in a very desirable way and in line with the policy prescript of DBE
  • Hosting of the Provincial Schools Festivals;
  • Project Management (stipend allowances, conflict resolutions, report writing and all the relevant logistical arrangements that enables the successful implementation of the Project;

(b). The Department of Arts and Culture is not aware of any of the Department’s supported Artists in Schools programme that employs people with no background or training to teach arts in the Schools. Recruitment of the Artists in Schools take place at a local level through the identified arts, culture and heritage organisations to ensure that artists with the necessary skills and experience are appointed, and are placed in consultation with relevant stakeholders. It would be appreciated if any such individual or individuals could be reported to the Department.

07 December 2015 - NW3971

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Grootboom, Mr GA to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

With reference to the recent widespread destruction of our respective cultural heritages, (a) what has Government done thus far to protect our cultural heritages, with specific reference to the Botshabelo Mission in Fort Merensky near Middleburg in Mpumalanga and (b) what punitive measures are in place to deal with the defacing of statues in this regard?

Reply:

(a). On Friday, the 17 April 2015, I convened a National Consultative Meeting to deal with the challenges facing the transformation of the heritage sector with a focus on statues, place names and symbols that define our public spaces. Amongst the decisions of this meeting was the creation of a special purpose task team to assist with conceptualization, implementation and monitoring as well as impact assessment of a rapid process of transformation of the heritage landscape towards nation-building. The above-mentioned Task Team has been appointed and has conducted consultation workshops in all nine provinces.

 

Botshabelo Mission is a Provincial heritage site which was first protected on the 26th of February 1965. After successful land claim, the site was for some time managed with the assistance of the Steve Tshwete Local Municipality until it was completely transferred to the Botshabelo Community Development Trust which was appointed by the Botshabelo Community to run the affairs of the site as both a heritage site and a tourist attraction. The Mpumalanga Provincial Department of Arts and Culture established a Task Team that will put together a report and recommendations in terms of ensuring the salvaging of the site from total collapse.

This Task Team includes members of the Botshabelo Community, the Department and both Local and District Municipalities. The Task Team has since removed valuable artifacts from the site to a place of safety. The Task Team also recommended the services of a Conservation Architect to evaluate the state of structures/ buildings and the probable costs to repair. Furthermore, the Provincial Department of Arts and Culture has since 2008 assisted the Botshabelo Community Development Trust to solicit funding from the National Lottery. The funding was frozen amid disagreements and infighting among members of the Botshabelo Community.

The Department is now in the process of ensuring the establishment of a legitimate and stable board so that those funds can be released for the restoration and management of the site.

(b). In accordance with the National Heritage Resources Act, a person may be found guilty or liable to pay a fine or imprisonment for defacing a statue.

04 December 2015 - NW3614

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

(1)(a) What are the relevant details of each toll-free helpline and/or hotline for the public service and (b) how can the public access the specified details; (2) are there any plans to consolidate any of the specified hotlines; if not, why not; if so, (a) why and (b) who will be responsible for the specified initiative; (3) is anything hampering the specified initiative; if so, what are the further relevant details; (4) does his department track the number of queries that are referred to other helplines; if not, why not; if so, (a) what is the percentage of queries that are referred to other helplines and (b) how many queries that were made through the specified hotlines were (i) referred to other helplines and (ii) marked as satisfactorily resolved despite only being referred to other hotlines in the 2014-15 financial year; (5) does his department have any plans in place to modernise the support services offered through hotlines, particularly by making use of mobile phones and/or smart phones; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) (a) Refer to attached Annexure 1 for details of the toll-free helpline and or hotline.

The following provinces indicated that they have call centres and/or hotlines; Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Western Cape. The other three (3) provinces (i.e. Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and North West) indicated that they do not have call centres or hotlines.

The following key service delivery oriented national government department indicated that they have call centres; Social Development, Labour, Human Settlements, Health, Home Affairs, Department of Public Service and Administration, Public Service Commission, Government Employees Medical Scheme, South African Police Services and the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.

(b) The public can access the details in many ways including from the website of the relevant departments and government telephone directory

(2) Discussions on rationalising the hotlines are in progress. The final decisions will be communicated as soon as they are concluded. The Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation, the Department of Public Service and Administration, the Public Service Commission and the National Treasury are the initiators of such discussions.

(3) Nothing is hampering discussions towards rationalisation of the hotlines/ call centres.

(4) No.

(5) The Department of Public Service and administration has developed a national framework to guide complaints and compliments in the public service. It is currently supporting departments and provinces to align their complaints and compliments systems to the national framework.

04 December 2015 - NW3767

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

With reference to her reply to question 1579 on 18 May 2015, (a) how many RDP houses have been structurally rectified by the National Home Builders Registration Council as a result of poor workmanship in (i) Gauteng, (ii) Limpopo, (iii) North West, (iv) Eastern Cape, (v) Western Cape and (vi) Northern Cape and (b) what is the total cost of these rectifications in each specified province as at the latest specified date for which information is available?

Reply:

I wish to re-iterate that the Department of Human Settlements is no longer undertaking any new rectification projects using funds which form part of budget vote of the Department. The management of the process to remedy structural defects is now the mandate and responsibility of the NHBRC. The NHBRC has been empowered with required legislation and processes to ensure that remedial measures are effected in conjunction with the contractors who built the houses and where necessary, contractors may be sued where contractual terms were not satisfied.

All rectification proposed to be funded by our budget is being phased out while taking cognisance of the contractual obligations in respect of approved projects. The primary focus of our funding remains the provision of new housing opportunities consistent with the Medium Term Strategic Framework.

I have been informed by the NHBRC that it has itself not incurred expenditure on structurally rectifying subsidy houses. The NHBRC has conducted assessments and the findings on poor workmanship have had consequences for the responsible contractors.

04 December 2015 - NW3848

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Khubisa, Mr NM to ask the Minister of Health

(1)In light of the recent incidents where paramedics, doctors and nurses have been harassed or killed whilst in the course of duty (details furnished), what measures is he implementing to ensure that his department works with the SA Police Service and other stakeholders to solve the specified problem; (2) whether there are specific incidents where (a) medical officers and (b) paramedics were victims of the specified incidents whilst in the course of duty in the 2014-15 financial year; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) The Department of Health has worked and continues to work with the SAPS, State Security Agency (SSA), South African National Defence Force, PSIRA and various stakeholders when such incidents occur. These interventions include, entering highly volatile areas with SAPS escorts, having safe pick-up points for members of the public and engaging with the applicable communities through their community leaders advising on the role of Emergency Management Services (EMS) and the need for their safety while serving the community. EMS personnel are taught and advised to withdraw immediately if there are any signs of danger. In this regard, there are safety and security coordinators (senior police officers) in all Provinces at Cluster level, Police Stations and at Sector level to coordinate safety and security related challenges in the public health sector

Emergency Medical Services Management has also engaged with ward councillors and the communities in an attempt to address attacks on EMS personnel.

A Security Services Ministerial Task Team was established in 2011 after first reported incident which works with the departmental heads of security for the nine provincial departments. The Ministerial Task Team will continue working with the national security cluster in ensuring that the occurrence of such incidences are minimised.

(2) Details of specific incidents where (a) medical officers and (b) paramedics were victims of the specified incidents whilst in the course of duty in the 2014 - 15 financial year are as follows:

KWA ZULU-NATAL PROVINCE

DATE

AREA

DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT

26/10/2014

KwaMakutha

Ethekwini

13h45 PPT Unit was hijacked whilst undertaking a transfer from KwaMakutha clinic to Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital. The driver escaped while the ambulance assistant together with the 2 patients and one escort was abducted. The vehicle was abandoned 30 minutes later and the patients, the attendant and escort was not harmed however the vehicle keys were taken by the hijackers.

25/03/2015

Eshowe

Mbongolwane

Uthungulu District

During the labour unrest in EMS 2 calls were logged at the call centre and ambulances were dispatched to two different locations which were Eshowe and Mbongolwane – Uthungulu District. The staffs from both ambulances were met by the so called guides and were led away. They later realised that they were being hijacked. The perpetrators removed the personal belonging and released the staff unharmed. Both ambulances were burnt completely.

WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE (CAPE TOWN)

DATE

DISTRICT

DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT

3/4/2014

Tafelsig Southern Div

While loading a patient into the ambulance a member of the community opened the passenger door, and stole a cell phone of the crew member, the man had a long knife.

4/5/2014

Mannenberg Southern Div

While the crew were inside the house treating the patient, members of the community broke into the ambulance and stole medical equipment.

05/5/2014

MPDH Southern Div

While collecting a patient at the day hospital, the father of the patient became verbally abusive to the crew when they explained that a minor cannot be transported without adult supervision.

14/8/2015

Khayelitsha Eastern Div

A crew responded to a call in Khayelitsha and upon arrival, the crew were ambushed by a group of men. Both staff members were robbed of their personal belongings, were physically assaulted and sustained head injuries.

15/8/2014

Khayelitsha Eastern DIV

While attending to a child on scene, 4 males entered the back of the ambulance and produced various weapons (guns and knives) and robbed the staff of their belongings

14/9/2014

Tafelsig Southern Div

While treating a patient on scene in Tafelsig Mitchells Plain the crew member was stabbed in the back by one of the gang members. Mr Labuschagne had a bullet proof vest on at the time of the incident and did not sustain any injuries.

14/9/2014

Mannenberg Southern Div

While the crew were waiting for the escort to show them where the patient was, two men approached the crew exposing their firearms to the crew. Before the men could gain entry to the vehicle, the driver managed to drive away.

30/9/2014

R300

While the crew were returning from the AMS base they drove into a group of people on the R300 who were throwing stones - vehicle damaged

23/9/2014

Heideveld Southern Div

A crew had loaded a patient into the ambulance, and as they drove off two gunmen approached the ambulance and held a gun to the drivers head and tried to force the ambulance door open. No one was injured during the incident

5/10/2014

Browns Farm - Western Div

While attending to a call, the vehicle was stoned, sudden violence broke out and police drew their firearms and began chasing an unknown male.

21/10/2014

Langa Western Div

While driving to a call, a group of people started throwing stones and bricks at the ambulance. The brick entered through the driver's side window and struck the driver above the right eye.

3/3/2015

Tafelsig Southern Div

Staff were held at gunpoint and robbed of personal possessions ie wallets and GPS.

7/3/2015

Macassar Eastern Division

Staff member was physically assaulted.

28/3/2015

Du Noon Western Div

Staff were threatened by a large crowd of people. SAPS assistance was requested but none arrived.

31/3/2015

Capricorn Western Div

Staff member was robbed of her bag while attending to a patient.

NORTH WEST PROVINCE:

DATE

DISTRICT

DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT

1/10/2014

Matlosana klerksdorp DKK

Two ambulances were dispatched to a call. When the ambulances arrived the crews were assaulted

1/10/2015

Matlosana klerksdorp

DKK

Staff assaulted. As above

EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE: (PORT ELIZABETH)

DATE

DISTRICT

DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT

3/2/2014

PE

Ambulance was stoned

5/2/2014

PE

Ambulance was stoned

6/2/2014

PE

Ambulance was stoned

15/2/2014

PE

Ambulance tyres slashed

12/4/2014

PE

Crew threatened and robbed

7/10/2014

PE

Ambulance was stoned

17/10/2014

PE

Ambulance side mirror damaged

26/10/2014

PE

Ambulance was stoned

11/1/2015

PE

Attempted high jacking of ambulance

12/4/2015

PE

The crew were threatened and assailants threatened to burn the ambulance

Provinces with no incidences:

Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Northern Cape Province

END.

04 December 2015 - NW3842

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Nkomo, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Health

What is the (a) current status of the renovations in the dental department at the Mamelodi Hospital in Pretoria and (b) envisaged time frame for the completion of the specified renovations?

Reply:

According to the Gauteng Provincial Department of Health -

(a) Specifications have been completed;

(b) The scope and project plan is still to be finalised. This will provide the specifics with regard to the envisaged time-frames to complete the renovations. It is however, expected that it will be completed before the end of this financial year.

END.

04 December 2015 - NW3876

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Basson, Ms J to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

(1)With reference to her reply to question 690 on 13 April 2015, what was the outcome of negotiations that took place with the community involved in order to ensure that the community vacate the specified land with minimum friction and resistance; (2) whether the Madibeng Local Municipality has found an alternative land; if not, why is the specified municipality not moving the community to the municipal property next to Oukasie, which the specified municipality owns and has zoned for housing; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) My Department has instituted a number of stakeholder meetings to resolve the matter, - the meetings resolved that;

  • The National Department of Public Works should transfer the land in question to the Madibeng Local Municipality in order to assist those that have already occupied the land.
  • The Housing Development Agency should assist the Municipality to develop the Developmental Layout Plan in order to conclude on the transfer of the land. The Housing Development Agency has already developed the Developmental Layout Plan.
  • The Municipality should conduct a social survey to determine the exact number of illegal households already occupying the land in question so as to mitigate for further illegal occupations. The Municipality reported to have not yet started to conduct the social survey.
  • The National Department of Human Settlements through the Province assist with the provision of the necessary housing instruments.

(2) Honourable member, the North West Provincial Department of Housing, Madibeng Local Municipality and the Department of Public Works are seized with this matter in order to ensure that a lasting solution is arrived at. This means that the eviction order will not be executed until solutions are found.

 

04 December 2015 - NW4042

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

(a) What is the accumulated cost of the Co-operative Incentive Scheme to the State since the specified scheme’s (i) introduction by the Department of Trade and Industry and (ii) transfer to her department and (b) how many (i) co-operatives have been funded, (ii) of these funded co-operatives are still operative and (iii) jobs have been created in each case? NW4910E

Reply:

The Accumulated cost of the Co-Operative Incentive Scheme to the State are as follows:

(i) Since introduction by the Department of Trade and Industry:

Refer to Table 1 below. This depicts thedti CIS program data:

CO-OPERATIVE INCENTIVE SCHEME

Department

YEAR

NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS APPROVED

VALUE OF APPLICATIONS APPROVED

ESTIMATED NO OF JOB CREATED

VALUE OF DISBURSEMENT

Trade and Industry

2008-9

93

R 14 634 075

744

R 9 330 000

Trade and Industry

2009-10

224

R 47 345 447

1792

R 34 523 371

Trade and Industry

2010-11

235

R 55 228 903

1880

R 44 170 626

Trade and Industry

2011-12

182

R 47 824 520

1456

R 52 555 674

Trade and Industry

2012-13

314

R 85 323 599

2512

R 64 979 000

Trade and Industry

2013-14

243

R 62 331 729

1944

R 75 479 830

 

Total A

1291

R 312 688 273

10328

R 281 038 501

Total Costs = R 281 038 501

(ii) Since its transfer to the department and (b) how many (i) co-operatives have been funded,

Refer to Table 2 below. The table depicts DSBD CIS program data

 

CO-OPERATIVE INCENTIVE SCHEME

 

Department

YEAR

NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS APPROVED

VALUE OF APPLICATIONS APPROVED

Estimated No of Job Created

VALUE OF DISBURSEMENT

 

Small Business Development

2014-15

207

R 56 103 695

1656

R 64 965 564

 

Small Business Development

2015-16 YTD

104

R 31 878 000

832

R 16 576 000

   

Total B

311

R 87 981 695

2488

R 81 541 564

Grand Total

Total A + B

1602

R 400 669 968

12 816

R 362 580 065

(ii) How many of these funded co-operatives are still operative?

  • Not all the funded projects have been visited after implementation of the interventions. Post investment support done on a sampling basis.

(iii) How many jobs have been created in each case?

The total estimate number of jobs created is illustrated in both table 1 & 2 above, The grand total is 12 816 .

04 December 2015 - NW4237

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Horn, Mr W to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(a) How many applications for the granting of Senior Consultus status did he receive from each of the Bar Associations in South Africa for each quarter since his appointment on 25 May 2014 and (b) how many of the specified applications did he approve respectively?

Reply:

(a) I wish to inform the Honorable member that I received 64 applications for the granting of Senior Consultus status for each quarter since my appointment on 25 May 2014, which are explained in details as follows:

QUARTER 1 2014

Total Applications received in First Quarter 2014= 0

BAR COUNCIL

NUMBER AND NAME OF APPLICANTS

DATE RECEIVED

STATUS

Backlog Applications received in 2013 and Jan-May 2014: 0.

 

QUARTER 2 2014

Total Applications received in Second Quarter 2014= 2

BAR COUNCIL

NUMBER AND NAME OF APPLICANTS

DATE RECEIVED

STATUS

KwaZulu-Natal Bar

  1. Adv G R Thatcher

3 June 2014

Application approved

Free State Society of Advocates

  1. Adv L Le Roux Pohl

18 June 2014

Application approved

QUARTER 3 2014

Total Applications received in Third Quarter 2014= 12

BAR COUNCIL

NUMBER AND NAME OF APPLICANTS

DATE RECEIVED

STATUS

National Bar Council (formerly the Independent Association of Advocates of South Africa)

  1. Adv DM Abbey
  1. Adv Jan Bekker
  1. Adv J A De Freitus
  1. Adv C Fouche
  1. Adv MAJ Hassim
  1. Adv MA Hawyes
  1. Adv M Klein
  1. Adv J T Marishane
  1. Adv BVL Momoti
  1. Adv T L Mosikatsana
  1. Adv M W Mvune
  1. Adv AH Davey

22 September 2014

Referred back to National Bar Council of South Africa for further information.

QUARTER 4 2014

Total Applications received in Fourth Quarter 2014= 4

BAR COUNCIL

NUMBER AND NAME OF APPLICANTS

DATE RECEIVED

STATUS

Free State Society of Advocates

  1. Adv N. Snellenburg

20 October 2014

Application approved

KZN Society of Advocates

  1. Adv J Nxusani
  1. Adv M W Collins
  1. Adv T G Madonsela

27 November 2014

Application approved

 

QUARTER 1 2015

Total Applications received in First Quarter 2015= 21

BAR COUNCIL

NUMBER AND NAME OF APPLICANTS

DATE RECEIVED

STATUS

Pretoria Society of Advocates

  1. Adv J G Naudé
  1. Adv T P Krüger
  1. Adv H F Oosthuizen
  1. Adv A J South
  1. Adv T W G Bester
  1. Adv H K Kooverjie
  1. Adv J A Motepe

10 February 2015

Application approved

Gauteng Society of Advocates

  1. Adv J J Hattingh

05 March 2015

Application approved

JHB Bar Council

  1. Adv J J Roestorf
  1. Adv P van der Berg
  1. Adv R M Robinson
  1. Adv D J Joubert
  1. Adv N Konstantinides
  1. Adv F A Boda
  1. Adv L Gcabashe
  1. Adv S Stein
  1. Adv J Wilson
  1. Adv FM Sikhakhane

13 March 2015

Application approved

KZN Society of Advocates

  1. Adv S M Khan
  1. dv G D Goddard
  1. Adv R G Mossop

23 March 2015

Processing Application November 2015.

QUARTER 2 2015

Total Applications received in Second Quarter 2015= 16

BAR COUNCIL

NUMBER AND NAME OF APPLICANTS

DATE RECEIVED

STATUS

Eastern Cape Society of Advocates

  1. Adv A G Dugmore
  1. Adv P Kroon
  1. Adv T M Euijen
  1. Adv O Ronaasen
  1. Adv N Mullins

18 June 2015

Processing Applications

National Bar Council (formerly the Independent Association of Advocates of South Africa)

  1. Adv Elizabeth Crouse

18 June 2015

Processing Application

Johannesburg Society of Advocates

  1. Adv Pincus
  1. Adv M T Ohannessian
  1. Adv A M de Kok
  1. Adv H J Smith
  1. Adv C F Van der Merwe
  1. Adv G B Rome
  1. Adv Q G Leech
  1. Adv DL Wood
  1. Adv P G Seleka
  1. Adv A L Platt

25 June 2015

Processing Applications

QUARTER 3 2015

Total Applications received in Third Quarter 2015= 5

BAR COUNCIL

NUMBER AND NAME OF APPLICANTS

DATE RECEIVED

STATUS

KZN Society of Advocates

  1. Adv P J Blomkamp
  1. Adv J E Hoowse

2 September 2015

Processing Applications

Church Square Association of Advocates

  1. Adv W F Pienaar
  1. Adv S J J Van Rensburg
  1. Adv W F Nel

8 September 2015

Processing Applications

QUARTER 4 2015

Total Applications received in Fourth Quarter 2015= 4

BAR COUNCIL

NUMBER AND NAME OF APPLICANTS

DATE RECEIVED

STATUS

Bhisho Society of Advocates

  1. Adv PG Beningfield
  1. Adv TM Ntsaluba

22 October 2015

Processing Application

Free State Society of Advocates

  1. Adv J Nel

3 November 2015

Processing Application

Eastern Cape Society of Advocates

  1. Adv B C Dyke

13 November 2015

Processing Application

(b) How many of the specified applications did I approve respectively?

I wish to inform the Honorable member that I recommend applications for Senior Consultus status to the Honorable President for consideration.

As indicated in the table in paragraph (a) above, I have recommended 40 of the mentioned applications to the Hon President for approval, except for 24 applications received from the National Bar Council, which did not have the full information required.

04 December 2015 - NW4176

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Whether any plans will be put in place by the Land Bank to assist farmers with soft loans in order to help with funding for the next season; if not, why not; if so, what are the criteria to qualify for the specified soft loans? NW5052E The Land Bank reports to the Minister of Finance. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has referred the questions to the Land Bank and their response is below.

Reply:

As a Development Finance Institution, we certainly share the view that the farmers are in a difficult position. The prevailing drought has aggravated this season’s conditions following an equally challenging 2014 season.

The Land Bank has been closely monitoring the distress signals of our farmers in an attempt to proactively intervene and support. We are of the view that as the prevailing weather conditions continue, it is likely that more farmers will show early signs of distress.

Farmers genuinely need more state support right now. Land Bank has been proactive in preparing itself to be in a position to assist it clients by reviewing the loans of affected clients through Drought Relief intervention initiatives.

The above is targeted to all droughts declared areas and other affected areas will be confirmed by Land Bank Agricultural Economist Specialists (AES) report and supported by evidence of losses.

 PURPOSE OF DROUGH RELIEF INTERVENTION

  • Carry-over  of debt to next session
  • Restructuring, of existing facility
  • Deferring of payment
  • Payment holiday, where applicable
  • Interest write-back for Retail Emerging Markets,

 

ELIGIBLE CLIENTS

 

  • Existing Land Bank client’s drought relief loans intervention will be based on own merits.
  • New clients will be assessed according to the existing credit criteria as set out in the Retail Emerging Markets and Retail Commercial Banking Credit Policies.
  • Distressed accounts due to other reasons other than drought are excluded from this initiative, but may apply on the normal criteria.

 

CREDIT CRITERIA

All loans must comply with current Land Bank loan guidelines with respect to repayment ability, security and approved Credit Policy, exceptions will be considered on own merit.

INTEREST RATE

 Interest rate or pricing will be based on client’s risk grade or determined by the appropriate approving committee.

 

RECOMMENDED OPTIONS AT THE DESCRETION OF THE LENDING COMMITTEE

Implementation of drought relief initiative will consider options as follows on a case by case:

  1. To advance 2nd season production loans without full settlements of the previous season production facility.
  2. Extend repayment period for the remaining term of the mortgage and medium term loan.
  3. Granting repayment holiday to a maximum of 24 months depending on commodity and cash flow projections.
  4. Interest accrued write back for Retail Emerging Markets clients with inputs for the 2014/2015 production season that did not plant.
  5. Adjust loan to value from 60% to 75% (fully collateralized) where business cash supports increased borrowing.
  6. Subordination of existing loan where applicable to prevent reckless lending and over-indebtedness.
  7. Evaluation for assistance will be based on client’s business case merit.
  8. All applications approved under this initiative will require progress reporting every 6 months.

We hope that the above comprehensive account of the Land Bank Drought Relief intervention initiative responds fully to the requirements of the question

04 December 2015 - NW4238

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James, Dr WG to ask the Minister of Health

Whether he has passed regulations on the brining of meat; if not, (a) why not and (b) when will this be done; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

No.

(a) The brining of poultry meat is being dealt with under amendments to the Regulations regarding control of the sale of Poultry Meat by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).

(b) The final amendments to the Regulations have not been published as yet. The date of publication will be determined by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

END.

04 December 2015 - NW4147

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James, Dr WG to ask the Minister of Health

(1)With regard to the forensic chemistry laboratories in (a) Cape Town, (b) Pretoria, (c) Johannesburg and (d) Durban, (i) what amount of (aa) postmortem and (bb) premortem drunk driving blood alcohol samples were unprocessed as at 31 December 2014 and (ii) how many of the specified samples have since been processed; (2) (a) how many new samples were received in 2015 in each of the specified forensic chemistry laboratories and (b) how many of the specified new samples have been processed to date?

Reply:

  1. (a) Cape Town

(aa) The unprocessed post-mortem blood alcohol samples at 31 December 2014 were 13280.

(bb) The unprocessed ante-mortem blood alcohol samples at 31 December 2014 were 1169.

All the post-mortem and ante- mortem blood alcohol samples that were received as at 31 December 2014 have been processed.

(b) Pretoria

(aa) The unprocessed post-mortem blood alcohol samples at 31 December 2014 were 3730.

(bb) The unprocessed ante-mortem blood alcohol samples at 31 December 2014 were 19683.

All the post-mortem blood alcohol samples that were received as at 31 December 2014 have been processed. Of the 19683 ante- mortem samples that were received as at 31 December 2014, 17080 (87%) samples have been processed.

(c) Johannesburg

(aa) The unprocessed post-mortem blood alcohol samples at 31 December 2014 were 3031.

(bb) The unprocessed ante-mortem blood alcohol samples at 31 December 2014 were 27767.

All the post-mortem blood alcohol samples that were received as at 31 December 2014 have been processed. Of the 27767 ante-mortem samples that were received as at 31 December 2014, 11401 samples have been processed. However, it should be noted that, in Johannesburg, in addition to the 11401 samples processed, all the backlog samples of 2011, 2012 and 2013 have all been completed.

(d) Durban

The question does not apply to Durban since the laboratory was not yet opened during this period in question.

2. Cape Town

a) The new blood alcohol samples received in 2015 are 19447;

b) The number of new blood alcohol samples that were received in 2015 which has been processed are 17866(92%)

Pretoria

a) The new blood alcohol samples received in 2015 are 14255;

b) The number of new blood alcohol samples that were received in 2015 which have been processed are 3835. The total number of samples, including the backlog, which has been processed in 2015, are 24645. Therefore, there were 10390 more samples processed in 2015 than the number specimens received in 2015.

Johannesburg

a) The new blood alcohol samples received in 2015 are 27860;

b) The number of new blood alcohol samples that were received in 2015 that have been processed are 5487. However, the total number of samples processed in 2015, including the backlog, is 19919(71%). However, it should be noted that, in Johannesburg, all the backlog samples of 2011, 2012 and 2013 have all been completed.

Durban

a) The new blood alcohol samples received in 2015 are 13184;

b) The number of new blood alcohol samples that were received in 2015 that have been processed are 12507(95%).

END.

04 December 2015 - NW4024

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Health

(1)Why, with regard to the reply by the Member of the Executive Council of Health in Gauteng (details furnished), was a total of R53 724 384,15 million spent on renovating the Sizwe Tropical Disease Hospital in recent years while, with reference to his reply to question 2600 on 5 August 2015, the specified hospital will now be relocated to a site opposite Edenvale Hospital; (2) whether he has considered that the money spent on the specified hospital which is to be relocated can be found to be wasteful and fruitless expenditure; if not, why not; if so, what steps does he intend taking in this regard?

Reply:

1. The ongoing maintenance and renovations of Sizwe Hospital was essential to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety legislative requirements, the National Core Standards of the Office of Health Standards Compliance as well as Quality Improvement Standards.

At any rate the Department of Health never had it in mind that the Hospital should be relocated. It is another government department which took that decision and promised that the Company that needs that space will relocate at their own expenses, meaning that whatever has been spent cannot be lost.

2. How so? The relocation is done at the expense of whoever needs to take over that space. The Department of Health or the government is going to pay nothing.

END.

04 December 2015 - NW3613

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

(1)(a) When did the lease agreement for the previous office accommodation for the National Office of the Public Service Commission lapse, (b) has the process to find new accommodation for the Office of the Public Service Commission commenced and (c) when is it expected that the staff of the Office of the Public Service Commission will be moving to the new office accommodation; (2) is his department giving any (a) financial and/or (b) other support to the Office of the Public Service Commission in respect of the commission’s repeated relocation; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) why is the Office of the Public Service Commission currently making use of temporary office accommodation?

Reply:

(1) (a) The lease agreement for the previous office accommodation for the National Office of the Public Service Commission (PSC) (Commission House) expired on 31 January 2012.

(b) Yes, the initial request forwarded to the Department of Public Works (DPW) on 29 October 2010 was that the lease agreement should be extended for a period of five (5) years as the building was still suitable and met the requirements of the Public Service Commission (PSC). The PSC experienced challenges with the renewal process.

Seeing that there were delays with the renewal of the lease as well as the fact that the PSC had reached the optimal occupancy of the building, the PSC requested the DPW to procure alternative office accommodation in July 2012.

In order to allow the DPW to commence with the procurement process of the alternative accommodation, the PSC agreed that the lease agreement be renewed for a further period of eighteen (18) months to ensure that PSC relocate into the new alternative office building on 1 April 2014.

DPW then commenced with the procurement process and a building was identified as a suitable alternative accommodation for the PSC and a lease agreement was signed. However, during tenant installation process there were concerns raised by the PSC e.g. additional costs to be borne by the PSC relating to tenant installation. This resulted in the process being suspended by the DPW. Due to the dispute, the PSC did not take occupation of the building.

Furthermore, the PSC forwarded another request to DPW in June 2015, after receiving notice to vacate Commission House, to commence with sourcing the alternative accommodation. To date, the PSC has not received an update from DPW on this matter. The PSC has requested the Minister for Public Works to intervene.

(c) The lease agreement for the interim accommodation is for a period of 18 months, with an exit clause in the event a new building is procured before the expiry date of 18 months.

(2) (a) The PSC has not received any financial support from the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) as the request for additional funding was forwarded to National Treasury.

(b) The PSC has not received any other support from the DPSA as the PSC is interacting directly with DPW and National Treasury.

(3) The National Office of the PSC moved to ABSA Towers in July 2015, as an interim arrangement between PSC and DPW until such time that suitable permanent office accommodation has been sourced. The contract for the previous building (Commission House) was on a month to month basis and the landlord gave the PSC notice to vacate the premises as the landlord wanted to refurbish the building.

04 December 2015 - NW4070

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

(1)What is (a) her department’s advertising budget for the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality in the Eastern Cape and (b) the cost of her department’s current radio advertisements in the specified municipality for each radio station; (2) (a) for how long will the current advertising campaign in the specified municipality continue and (b) what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

(1) (a) The budget for adverting is R 1, 946, 058.28.

(b) R161, 040.00 for six one-hour radio phone in programmes in three Nelson Mandela Bay Community Radio Stations. These are Nkqubela, Kingfisher and Bay FM.

- R274, 140.00 for Umhlobo Wenene

- R272, 970.00 for Algoa FM

(2) (a) Government communicates with its citizen daily.

(b) The Minister is leading a Cabinet sanctioned intervention to support the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (NMBM) to implement the Human Settlements Programmes. Key to the intervention is to improve service delivery and address all concerns regarding service providers. Communication is central in informing citizens about their rights and responsibilities to ensure participation in the implementation processes.

03 December 2015 - NW3661

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)What are the details of her rationale in deciding to postpone the 2014 Annual National Assessments; (2) what are the (a)(i) names, (ii) organisational and institutional affiliation and (iii) relevant expertise of the persons who will be part of the task team to decide on the way forward with respect to numeracy and literacy testing, (b) terms of reference of the task team and (c) time frames that will apply to the work of the task team; (3) will she prescribe any aspects of numeracy and literacy testing; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) will she propose the Western Cape model of annual systemic testing of numeracy and literacy during the talks; if not, why not?

Reply:

 

  1. The 2015 Annual National Assessments were postponed from the original date of 15-18 September 2015, following the cellphone message (sms) that South African Democratic Teacher’s Union (SADTU) sent to Ministry, which prompted Ministry to invite all Teacher Unions to a meeting. Teacher unions raised concerns around the design of the assessment, including the scope and frequency of testing. Incidentally, these were not new issues to the Department of Basic Education. Actually, the Department had already gone ahead to invite public comments on a policy that will regulate the conduct and administration of the assessments, including matters of how frequently the assessments should be conducted, how the Departments can best utilise the results to improve the quality of learning and teaching in the system, and other relevant matters. The rationale and agreement from engaging with teacher unions is to establish a common understanding on a national assessment model that will help the Department achieve the important objective of monitoring the levels and quality of educational outcomes in basic education.

 

2. (a)(i) Representatives of the teacher unions and officials of the DBE have had an initial meeting and discussed the terms of reference for the Task Team. There are no names submitted yet on who will be on the Task Team, (ii) There are no names yet (iii) There are no names yet, (b) the terms of reference of the task team include developing and recommending to the Department a model of national assessments that will generate useful information for monitoring the levels and quality of basic education at regular intervals, and (c) the Task Team needs to complete its proposals within 90 days.

3. The Minister will shall await the recommendations of the Task Team and then decide on an appropriate course of action; including the appointment of a technical task team.

4. The Minister will await the recommendations of the Task Team and then decide on an appropriate course of action; including the appointment of a technical task team.

03 December 2015 - NW4189

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

(1)Whether the office building that is being used by the Vaalwater Circuit of the Limpopo Department of Education has been leased; if so, (a) what is the monthly rental amount, (b) for how long has the building been leased and (c) how many offices are (i) leased and (ii) in use by officials; (2) whether the specified building that is being used by the Vaalwater Circuit of the Limpopo Department of Education has been bought by her department; if so, (a) on what date was the building bought and (b) for how much; (3) whether any of the offices in the building are being rented out by the Limpopo Department of Education; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case (a) how many offices are rented out, (b) to whom are they rented out and (c) what is the rental amount; (4) whether any of the offices are being rented out to a Member of Parliament; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what are the relevant details in terms of the monthly rental amount and (b) who authorised the specified member to make use of the department’s furniture?NW5065E

Reply:

The response was provided by the Limpopo Department of Education

  1. Yes, it is true that the building used by the Vaalwater Circuit of the Limpopo Department of Education is leased; (a) the current monthly rental amount is R83 291.06; (b) the building has been leased since 05 November 2009 to date; (c) (i) with 11 offices; (ii) occupied by 10 officials.
  2. The building was not bought.
  3. No offices are rented out by the Limpopo Department of Education. All offices are occupied by circuit/Departmental officials only.
  4. No offices are rented out to a Member of Parliament. All offices are occupied by circuit/Departmental officials only.

03 December 2015 - NW4109

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

Whether the State owns the farm known as Du Toit’s Kraal in the vicinity of Marken in the Waterberg area in Limpopo; if so, (a)(i) on what basis and (ii) for what purpose was the farm purchased, (b) when did the State take ownership of the farm and (c) how much did the State pay for the farm; (2) whether the specified farm has been leased to a third party; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) to whom has the farm been leased and (b) what are the further terms of the lease in terms of the (i)(aa) starting and (bb) termination dates and (ii) monthly rental amount; (3) (a) how many other properties acquired by the State for land restitution purposes are leased to third parties, (b) to whom is each specified property leased, (c) what is the monthly rental of each of the specified properties and (d) what is the extent of each specified property?

Reply:

(1) No.

(a)(i)(ii)(b)(c) Falls away.

(2) Falls away.

(3) There is no departmental policy in this regard. However, at time , circumstances may arise necessitating such action, for example in instances of conflict within claimant communities while the claim is being finalised, the land owner may be requested to act as a caretaker on the land, pending finalisation of the claim.

03 December 2015 - NW3918

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

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) the Public Service Commission carried out any analysis of the Public Service to determine any duplication of services or functions that took place during the period (i) 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2014 or (ii) 1 January 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, (aa) why not and (bb) when will such an analysis be carried out; if so, what (aaa) are the relevant details in each case, including the findings and (bbb) step(s) has he taken as a result of the findings?

Reply:

The (a) department and/or (b) the Public Service Commission have not conducted a systematic analysis of the Public Service to determine any duplication of services or functions. However, there is work that is being conducted in this area.

In terms of the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) obligations under Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) Outcome 12 various projects were initiated, such as the development of Generic Organisational Structures. The Government’s Outcomes Based Programme identified key service delivery outcomes which necessitate collaboration across government Departments.

As part of the implementation of the Outcome 12 initiatives, the Governance and Administration (G&A) Cluster tasked the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) to support departments with the development of sector specific generic functional structures, with a view to improve the quality of organisational structures in the public service. The aim is to ensure consistency and common understanding with regard to what constitutes departmental core and support functions, to ensure alignment of organisational structures to the mandate and strategic objectives of such departments, as well as to achieve appropriate grouping of national and provincial functions to clearly define roles and responsibility in order to do away with duplications and overlap of functions.

Furthermore, the DPSA conducts analysis of proposed organisational structures submitted to the Minister for Public Service and Administration (MPSA) for consultation in terms of the 2015 Directive on the Changes to the Organisational Structures by the Departments in terms of the Public Service Regulations 1/III/B.2, which provides that Executive Authorities (EAs) shall, based on the strategic plan of his/her department, determine, after consultation with the MPSA, the department’s organisational structure. The consultation requests submitted to the MPSA by the EAs are in relation to all changes to the organisational structure affecting all units or posts from salary level 9 to level 16 (PSA posts and equivalent grades in OSD posts) with regard to creation of units, posts and functional reorganisation within the key programmes.

The analysis of the proposed organisational structures also ensures alignment of organisational structures and functions to the strategic objectives and mandates of departments to ensures the elimination of functional duplications and overlaps. The findings of the analysis are provided to specific EAs to be addressed before the proposed organisational structures are approved for implementation.

03 December 2015 - NW3996

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)What are (a) the full names of (i) all staff members and (ii) special advisors employed in her office, (b) their job titles, (c) the details of their annual salaries and allowances and (d) their highest qualifications obtained; (2) what are (a) the full names of (i) all staff members and (ii) special advisors employed in the office of her Deputy Minister, (b) their job titles, (c) the details of their annual salaries and allowances and (d) their highest qualifications obtained? NW4864E

Reply:

Response:1(a)(i):

1(a)(ii):

1 (b):

1(c):

1(d):

FULL NAME

SPECIAL ADVISORS

JOB TITLE

SALARY PA

ALLOWANCES PM

HIGHEST QUALIFICATION

Phophi Peggy Mphigalale

NONE

SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST

R 171 273.00

PNPA SECRETARY: 1240.00

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE

Jeanette Ntombizodwa Skwatsha

NONE

SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST MINISTERIAL TYPIST

R 221 106.00

PNPA REG CLERK: R1240.00

GRADE 12 & CERTIFICATE IN INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING

Rakgopa Steve Mabua

NONE

PRIVATE SECRETARY/ APPOINTMENTS SECRETARY

R727 149.00 (ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE)

PNPA ROLE PLAYING: R5555.00

DIPLOMA OFFICE ADMINISTRATION, DIPLOMA SECRETARIAL SKILLS AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE

Walter Mncube

NONE

MEDIA LIAISON OFFICER

R864 177.00 (ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE)

PNPA ROLE PLAYING: R5090.00

BACHELORS DEGREE IN TECHNOLOGY JOURNALISM, NATIONAL DIPLOMA JOURNALISM

Troy Airon Martens

NONE

MINISTERIAL SPOKESPERSON

R795090.00 (ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE)

NONE

NATIONAL DIPLOMA: JOURNALISM

Randall Paul Zachari Van Den Heever

NONE

PARLIAMENTARY OFFICER

R917 220.00 (ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE)

PNPA ROLE PLAYING: R5090.01

BA EDUCATION, BACHELOR OF ADMINISTRATION, BACHELOR OF ADMINISTRATION HONOURS

Sello Paulos Sehlabelo

NONE

CHIEF OF STAFF (CD)

R1 04 2500.00 (ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE)

PNPA ROLE PLAYING: R3980.00

BA BACCALAUREUS ARTIUM, UNIVERSITY EDUCATION DIPLOMA,

Christopher Kgale Phahlamohlaka

NONE

SENIOR SECURITY OFFICER

R 202 215.00

NONE

GRADE 12 MATRIC

Raymond Khala

NONE

ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY

R864 177.00 (ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE)

NONE

HIGHER SECONDARY TEACHERS DIPLOMA, BA, BA HONOURS IN AFRICAN LITERATURE AND ENGLISH, MA IN ENGLISH & LINGUISTICS

           

2(a)(i):

2(a)(ii):

2(b):

2(c):

2(d):

SURNAME

 

JOB TITLE

SALARY PA

ALLOWANCES

HIGHEST QUALIFICATION

CHRISTEL DE BEER

NONE

ACTING HEAD (DIRECTOR)

R695 379.00 (ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE)

(Acting Allowance R14 066.50 pm)

PNPA ROLE PLAYING: R5090.00

BACHELOR OF ARTS: HUMAN AND SOCIAL STUDIES

CARMEN CHARMAINE VAN WYK

NONE

MEDIA LIAISON OFFICER/PARLIAMENTARY OFFICE

R695 379.00 (ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE)

PNPA ROLE PLAYING: R5090.00

GRADE 12 MATRIC

IPILENG PRUDENCE KGARI

NONE

ACTING PRIVATE SECRETARY/ APPOINTMENTS SECRETARY

R 168 741.00

(Acting Allowance R16 076.50 pm)

PNPA SECRETARY: 1240.00

GRADE 12 MATRIC

CURRENTLY STUDYING TO ATTAIN

NATIONAL DIPLOMA: PUBLIC

RELATIONS MANAGEMENT

NEO TUMELO MOLAI

NONE

ACTING CHIEF REGISTRY CLERK

R 163 791.00

(Acting Allowance R2 707.25 pm)

PNPA REG CLERK: R1240.00

GRADE 12 MATRIC

CURRENTLY STUDYING TO ATTAIN

NATIONAL DIPLOMA: INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY

ONGOPOTSE MASOTE

NONE

AIDE OR DRIVER /MESSENGER

R 132 399.00

PNPA REG CLERK: R1240.00

CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS GRADE 12

CURRENTLY STUDYING TO ATTAIN BACHELOR OF COMMERCE: MARKETING & MANAGEMENT

03 December 2015 - NW4267

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)What part of the R5,75 billion granted by the fiscus to her department and the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) in 2012 to reduce the debt of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) was actually used to pay off the mortgage loans; (2) what (a) was the initial debt burden of the GEPF in January 2012 and (b) is the current outstanding balance of the GEPF mortgage loans as at the latest specified date for which information is available; (3) (a) what amounts were used by (i) her department and (ii) Sanral for (aa) advertisements, (bb) public relations and (cc) related costs for the e-tolling project during the 2014-15 financial year and (b) in each separate case, what amount of the specified funds is from (i) revenue from the e-tolling project, (ii) Government subsidies and (iii) extras?

Reply:

  1. I am informed that, apart from the 14% VAT, which was paid over to SARS, the full remainder was utilised for the funding of the SANRAL Toll portfolio. At the time, SANRAL was not able to go to bond auctions for funding, because investors were not comfortable with the risk: credit ratings downgrade, delay in toll commencement on GFIP, legal processes, etc. SANRAL does not use “mortgage loans” for funding, but issue various capital market bonds, listed on the JSE, with varying maturities and coupon rates.
  2. The Initial Construction Cost of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) was about R20 billion. However, construction was completed in 2010 and tolling only commenced in December 2013, therefore compounded interest accumulated from 2008, start of construction, to toll commencement. SANRAL’s Weighted Average Cost of Borrowing is published in SANRAL’s Annual Report. Apart from servicing the debt, the continuous maintenance and operations of the roads, such as emergency services, were also funded from this portfolio.
  3. (a)(i) No amounts was used by the Department of Transport

(ii) aa) Toll Advertising spend total amount to R32 656 856 (b) spend from the Advertising Toll budget.

bb) Public Relations are not separated into different portfolios. This exercise is carried out to inform the road user of the significance of the national road network that comprises 21451 km. The spent totalled hours worked amounted to R13 184 474.82 (spent from the Non-toll budget)

cc) related costs for e-tolling were R 20 526 160.85 which covers events, publications and brochures and promotional items

 

(b)(i) spent from the Advertising Toll Budget.

(ii) Tolls are not funded from the Government subsidies

(iii) No extras.

03 December 2015 - NW3985

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Social Development

With reference to her reply to question 2230 on 23 June 2015, (a) what progress has been made with the co-ordination between her department and the Departments of Finance and Higher Education and Training, (b) what are the details of the specified co-ordination in each case, (c) how many times have (i)(aa) the Minister and/or (bb) officials from her department met with (ii) the (aa) specified Ministers and/or (bb) officials from either of the specified departments in connection with this issue and (d) what agreements have been reached with each of the specified departments on this issue?

Reply:

(a) The progress made with the co-ordination the Departments of Finance and Higher Education and Training

  • The Department of Education has engaged HWSETA and funding was made for the appointment of some of the social work graduates in Limpopo, KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape, and Mpumalanga Provinces.
  • A budget Bid has been submitted to National Treasury by the National Department of Social Development whereby the employment of social work graduates was prioritised. The outcome is still awaited from National Treasury;
  • In coordination with Treasury, the Department was advised to undertake

a process of re-costing of the funding of the scholarship programme. This is with an aim of determining how many social work graduates can be employed by reducing the number of intake of students for the MTSF period and also by utilising the savings from the scholarship funding due to drop outs and cancellations by students.

(b) The details of the specified co-ordination in each case:

  • The specified coordination with the Department of Education has been that they make funding available to appoint social graduates as interns whilst a through HWSETA whilst a permanent solution is sought;
  • To prepare and submit a budget Bid has to National Treasury by the National which will include the tools of trade;
  • Re-costing of the funding of the scholarship programme with an aim of determining how many social work graduates can be employed by reducing the number of intake of students for the MTSF period and also by utilising the savings from the scholarship funding due to drop outs and cancellations by students.

(c) The number of times

(i)(aa) the Minister met with the specified Ministers from either of the

specified departments in connection with the matters indicated above

six (6) times. These meetings include one on one with the Ministers of

Education and Finance discussions and discussions of the matter in

the Social Cluster meetings where applicable;

(bb) officials from her department met with the officials from either of

the specified departments in connection with the matters indicated

above is eleven (11) times. These meetings include instances where

general budget matters are discussed with Treasury and also Social

Cluster meetings.

(d) Agreements reached with each of the specified departments on this issue:

  • The Department of Education has agreed to continue to make funding available for the appointment of some of the social work graduates as interns in the provinces whilst a permanent solution is sought. This is based on the availability of funding.
  • National Treasury agreed that the Department of Social Development submit a budget bid prioritising the employment of social work graduates;
  • The Department and Treasury agreed on a process of re-costing of the funding of the scholarship programme as a possible way of making funding available to fund social work graduates.

 

03 December 2015 - NW3977

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

(1)Since 1 April 1994, what are the details of all the groups and/or teams of departments and/or individuals that were formed as part of the fight against corruption in the public sector in which his department participated in terms of the (a) name given to each group, (b)(i) participating and (ii) lead departments in each case, (c) mandate of the specified group, (d) life-span of each group and (e) achievements of each group; (2) (a) what is his department’s estimation of the amount of money lost as a result of public sector corruption (i) for the (aa) 2010-11, (bb) 2011-12, (cc) 2012-13, (dd) 2013-14 and (ee) 2014-15 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2015 and (b) how is this loss measured; (3) whether the loss to corruption in the public sector is calculated for each national and provincial department; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details for each specified financial year in this regard?

Reply:

(1) The Department of Public Service and Administration participates in the following groups and or teams of Departments namely; Anti-Corruption Inter-Ministerial Committee (ACIMC), Anti-Corruption Task Team (ACTT) and National Anti-Corruption Forum (NACF)

ANTI-CORRUPTION INTER-MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE (ACIMC)

(a) Anti-Corruption Inter-Ministerial Committee (ACIMC) is chaired by the Minister in the Presidency: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.

(b) (i) Minister of Justice and Correctional Services,

Minister of State Security,

Minister of Police,

Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs,

Minister for Public Service and Administration,

Minister of Finance,

Minister of Home Affairs,

Minister of Social Development and

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.

(ii) Presidency: Lead Department,

Department of Public Service and Administration,

Department of Social Development,

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development,

Department of Home Affairs,

National Treasury,

State Security,

South African Police Service,

(c) Mandate of the Anti-Corruption Inter-Ministerial Committee (ACIMC) is to coordinate and oversee the work of state organs aimed at fighting and combating the scourge of corruption in the public and private sectors.

(d) Chairperson of the Anti-Corruption Inter-Ministerial Committee is in a better position to respond to this part of the parliamentary question.

(e) Achievements of the Anti-Corruption Inter-Ministerial Committee include the following:

  • Coordinated approach for the implementing of government Agenda on the preventing and combating of corruption, as stipulated in the National Development Plan.
  • Coordinated reporting on identified international anti-corruption obligations.

ANTI-CORRUPTION TASK TEAM (ACTT)

(a) Anti-Corruption Task Team (ACTT) is at an operational level and works under the oversight of the Anti-Corruption Inter-Ministerial Committee (ACIMC), the ACTT has been established as the central body to implement government’s anti-corruption strategy.

(b) (i)(ii) Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI): Lead Department

National Prosecuting Authority

Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA)

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

Special Investigating Unit (SIU)

National Intelligence Coordinating Committee (NICOC)

Financial Intelligence Centre

South African Revenue Service (SARS)

National Treasury

State Security Agency

Government Communications and Information Services

(c) Mandate of the Anti-Corruption Task Team (ACTT) is to fast-track high-priority and high-profile corruption cases. The ACTT works with government departments to strengthen governance systems, reduce risks and prevent corruption.

(d) The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) as Lead is in a better position to respond to this part of the parliamentary question.

(e) Achievements Anti-Corruption Task Team (ACTT) includes the following:

  • Developed several inter-related programmes aimed at ensuring a structured, consolidated and coordinated governmental and societal approach to fight corruption
  • Leads departments and institutions to the periodic reporting to the Executive Committee of the ACTT on progress made in their areas of responsibility.

NATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION FORUM (NACF)

(a) National Anti-Corruption Forum (NACF) contribute to the establishment of a national consensus through the co-ordination of sectoral strategies against corruption

(b) (i)(ii) Public Service Commission (as Secretariat)

Business representative

Civil society presentative

Public Sector represented by the Department of Public Service and Administration

(c) Mandate of the National Anti-Corruption Forum (NACF) is to:

  • contribute towards the establishment of a national consensus through the co-ordination of sectoral strategies against corruption;
  • advise Government on national initiatives on the implementation of strategies to combat corruption;
  • share information and best practice on sectoral anti-corruption work; and
  • advise sectors on the improvement of sectoral anti-corruption strategies.

(d) There is no sunset clause on the National Anti-Corruption Forum.

(e) Achievements of the National Anti-Corruption Forum include the following:

The NACF held conferences of which resolutions were adopted leading to a anti-corruption programme. This Forum provides a platform for government, business and civil society organisations to work together in the prevention and combating of corruption.

(2) Corruption, given its definition by the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, 2004 involves offering and acceptance of gratification whether for one’s benefit or for the benefit of another person. It is by its nature a crime committed behind closed doors by parties who will do their utmost not to be detected.

In most cases understanding of the public on what is corruption differs from what is prescribed in the Act, as a result, there has been a fair amount of speculation as to how much money is lost as a result of public sector corruption. The figures are sometimes based on the total value of irregular expenditure, fruitless expenditure, wasteful expenditure and unauthorized expenditure. This measure is inaccurate, as the definitions of such expenditure clearly show that they refer to something different to corruption.

(3) There is currently no measure applied in the public sector to estimate financial losses as a result of corruption. The value of such actions over the last few years would, therefore, be very difficult to calculate or estimate, at a national or provincial department level.

03 December 2015 - NW4040

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

(1)(a) Who is currently the strategic partner for the Umsinga Vegetables Producers Co-operative at Tugela Ferry in KwaZulu-Natal and (b) what (i) are the details of the process that was followed by his department to appoint the current strategic partner and (ii) amount of money has been paid over to the specified strategic partner to date; (2) whether this amount which was paid over to the current strategic partner was budgeted for; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether the project is currently operational; if not, (a) why not and (b) what is the state of completion of the current project as per the original tender specifications; if so, when did it become operational; (4) what was the (a) actual cost of the construction of the ablution block in the project and (b) original quote as per the original tender?

Reply:

 

  1. This project is currently being re-evaluated by thDRDLR and will be re-designed in line with the Agri-Parks model. Once this process has been completed, the DRDLR will supply project related information.
  2. , (3) and (4) Falls away.

 

03 December 2015 - NW3997

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(a) What total amount did her department spend on consultants in the (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14 and (iii) 2014-15 financial years and (b) in each case, what (i) are the names of the consultants, (ii) work were they conducting for her department, (iii) was the duration of each contract and (iv) amount was paid to each consultant in each of the specified financial years?

Reply:

(a)(i) R876 990.80

(a)(ii) R2 451 487.11

(a)(iii)R2 813 059.88

(b)(i) MA Gustafsson, LP Kriel, Adv TD Rudman and KA Finlayson

(ii) work were they conducted for her department

  • MA Gustafsson is assisting the Department with the implementation and maintenance of the Education Sector Plan.
  • LP Kriel assisted with National Assessment and Public Examinations.
  • Adv TD Rudman is responsible for legal assistance in the Limpopo and Eastern Cape Departments of Education.
  • KA Finlayson provided technical support to the Accelerated School Infrastructure Delivery Initiative (ASIDI).

(iii) duration of each contract; and

  • MA Gustafsson – appointed for one year during 2010 and his contract was renewed for each following year.
  • LP Kriel – appointed for a period of one year during 2012 and his contract was renewed periodically for each following year.
  • TD Rudman - appointed for a period of one year during 2013 and his contract was renewed for each following year.
  • KA Finlayson - appointed for a period of one year during 2014 and his contract ended on 31 October 2015.

(iv) amount was paid to each consultant

  • MA Gustafsson: 2012/13 - R623 040.00

2013/14 - R 729 696.00

2014/15 - R 778 112.00

  • LP Kriel: 2012/13 - R 166 142.30

2013/14 - R 571 393.11

2014/15 - R 630 736.88

  • TD Rudman: 2012/13 – R87 808.50

2013/14 - R1 150 398.00

2014/15 – R1 071 198.00

  • KA Finlayson: 2014/15 – R333 013.00

03 December 2015 - NW4038

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Walters, Mr TC to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

With reference to the agro-processing project of the Umsinga Vegetables Producers Co-operative at Tugela Ferry in KwaZulu-Natal, (a) what were the specifics of the tender that was awarded to a certain company (name furnished) in respect of its involvement in the specified project and (b) who drafted the specifics of the specified tender; (2) whether the specified company provided any required research in terms of the awarding of the specified tender; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether any of the tender specifics were altered in any way; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether the awarding of the specified tender was approved by the local beneficiaries; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) whether the awarding of the specified tender was approved by his department; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

 

(1) (a) This project is currently being re-evaluated by the DRDLR and will be re-designed in line with the Agri-Parks model. Once this process has been completed, the DRDLR will supply project related information.

(b) Falls away.,

(2) (3),(4) and (5) Falls away.

03 December 2015 - NW4039

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Walters, Mr TC to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether, with reference to the agro-processing project of the Umsinga Vegetables Producers Co-operative at Tugela Ferry in KwaZulu-Natal, his department budgeted for the tender with a certain company (name furnished); if not, why not; if so, (a) when was the budgeting process completed, (b) what amount was budgeted by his department to compensate the specified company and (c) what total amount was eventually paid out to the specified company; (2) whether any consulting was done by the specified company; if so, what was the consulting fee; (3) what are the specific details of the (a) services that the specified company provided in terms of the specified budget and (b) terms of construction to be done by the specified company; (4) whether any designing was done by the specified company; if so, was the specified company compensated in this regard; (5) whether the specified company was paid for all the services that were provided as per the approved budget; if not, what are the relevant reasons for such non-payment; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) This project is currently being re-evaluated by the DRDLR and will be re-designed in line with the Agri-Parks model. Once this process has been completed, the DRDLR will supply project related information.

(2),(3), (4) and (5) falls away

03 December 2015 - NW4027

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1)Why has the Government not ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention; (2) what steps will he take to ensure that the specified convention is ratified soon? NW4895E

Reply:

South Africa is not in Europe. I suggest that the Honourable Member familiarise herself with Istanbul Convention.

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Approved by the Minister on

Date………………………..

03 December 2015 - NW4043

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

What are the reasons for the delay in tabling the Extension of Security of Tenure Amendment Bill [B24 of 2015] in Parliament in 2015, after it was initially tabled in 2013; (2) what are the financial implications of finalising the specified Bill; (3) why does the specified Bill only apply to commercial farms and not all farms; (4) what steps is his department taking to ensure that the provisions of the specified Bill will be implemented once signed into law by the President?

Reply:

(1) The Bill is currently before Parliament.

(2), (3) and (4) Falls away

 

03 December 2015 - NW4244

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Redelinghuys, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

(1)Whether his department maintains a list of exporters; if not, why not; if so, (2) Whether this list is accessible to the public; if not, why not; if so, where can it be accessed?

Reply:

The Department can confirm that they maintain a list of exporters and regularly update it. The Department is in the process of developing an integrated database of exporters which will incorporate plethora of exporters but not limiting it to Customs and Excise data, our extended network through export councils exporting members, as well as the Regional Network of Trade Provincial Organisations and the dti’s trade lead bulletin subscribers database which is an integral part of the trade lead management system.

(2) Whether this list is accessible to the public; if not, why not; if so, where can it be accessed?

Reply:

The list is accessible to the public but distribution is limited to ensure that confidentiality of the exporters on the database is upheld. The list could be accessed through the Department’s Export Help Desk.

The contact persons are Ms Zanele Mkhize and Mr Jacob Moatshe who could be reached at (012) 394 5909 and (012) 394 3024; ZMkhize@thedti.gov,za; JMoatshe@thedti.gov.za respectively.

03 December 2015 - NW4037

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Walters, Mr TC to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether, with reference to the agro-processing project of the Umsinga Vegetables Producers Co-operative at Tugela Ferry in KwaZulu-Natal, a certain company (name furnished) was a strategic partner of the specified project at any stage; if not, what exactly was the nature of the relationship between the specified project and the specified company; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether the specified company was removed as a strategic partner in the specified project; if so, on what basis was the specified company removed?

Reply:

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

  1. This project is currently being re-evaluated by thDRDLR and will be re-designed in line with the Agri-Parks model. Once this process has been completed, the DRDLR will supply project related information.
  2. Falls away.

03 December 2015 - NW4235

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

In light of the fact that King Goodwill Zwelithini does not have legislative powers to execute his own foreign policy, (a) what does his department intend to do with regard to the King’s proposals earlier this year regarding the processes that should be followed when foreign nationals want to settle in areas over which traditional leaders have oversight (details furnished) and (b) what is his department’s policy in respect of foreign nationals who want to settle in the specified areas?

Reply:

(a),(b) This matter does not fall within the mandate of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. It is therefore requested that the question be redirected to the relevant Portfolio.

03 December 2015 - NW3991

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Grootboom, Mr GA to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)Whether her department complied with the regulations for the provision of sanitation to the Mmagobana Combined School in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga, as stipulated in Annexure G in the Regulations Relating to Minimum Uniform Norms and Standards for Public School Infrastructure contained in the South African Schools Act, Act 84 of 1996; if not, (a) why not and (b) when will her department comply in this regard; if so, (i) what are the conditions of the (aa) girls’ (aaa) toilets and (bbb) basins, (bb) boys’ (aaa) urinals and (bbb) basins and (cc) unisex disabled (aaa) toilets and (bbb) basins at the specified school; (2) whether her department will ensure that the specified facilities are in a suitable condition to be used by the learners; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

 

  1. (b), (i), (aa), (bb), (cc), According to the Mpumalanga Department of Education (DoE), the school has a total of 29 toilets seats serving 656 Learners. However, there are no basins, urinals and unisex disabled toilets and the condition of the toilets is not of good standard, though still usable. On the basis of that, the sanitation infrastructure at Mmagobana Combined School partially complies with the Regulations Relating to Minimum Uniform Norms and Standards for Public School Infrastructure, as contained in the SA Schools Act, Act 84 of 1996. To address the situation at this school, the Mpumalanga DoE has engaged private companies for assistance in this regard. Eskom has agreed to assist the school through its Community School Improvement (CSI) Project and plans are at an advanced stage to revamp the sanitation facilities and replace the old sanitation system.
  2. The implementation targets are clearly outlined in the National Minimum Uniform Norms and Standards to address all the infrastructure challenges. The Mpumalanga DoE has also developed its own implementation plans towards meeting the requirements of the National Minimum Uniform Norms and Standards and their implementation is monitored by the Department on a regular basis. To this effect, the Mpumalanga Department of Education has allocated an amount of R241 million in the current financial year to address basic services and a total of 178 schools will benefit. An amount of R659 million has been allocated in the 2016/17 financial year to finally address all basic services backlog in the Province.

03 December 2015 - NW3992

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Grootboom, Mr GA to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether her department complied with the regulations in respect of the provision of sanitation to the Vuma Combined School in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga, as stipulated in Annexure G in the Regulations Relating to Minimum Uniform Norms and Standards for Public School Infrastructure contained in the SA Schools Act, Act 84 of 1996; if not, (a) why not and (b) when will her department comply in this regard; if so, (i) what are the conditions of (aa) girls’ (aaa) toilets and (bbb) basins, (bb) boys’ (aaa) urinals and (bbb) basins and (cc) unisex disabled (aaa) toilets and (bbb) basins at the specified school and (ii) will her department ensure that the specified facilities are in a suitable condition to be used by the learners?

Reply:

(a), (b) (i), (aa), (bb), (cc) According to the Mpumalanga Department of Education, the school has a total of forty two (42) toilets seats, serving seven hundred and seven (707) learners. On the basis of that, the sanitation infrastructure at Vuma Combined School does comply with the Regulations Relating to Minimum Uniform Norms and Standards for Public School Infrastructure as contained in the SA Schools Act, Act 84 of 1996. However, it should be noted that, out of the 42 toilet seats provided, twenty two (22) toilets and washbasins are broken and damaged due to theft and vandalism, experienced by the school. Further, plumbing pipes connected to basins and taps are constantly being stolen and vandalised. Twenty (20) toilet seats are in good condition and facilities for disabled learners have been provided.

(b), (ii). The implementation targets are clearly outlined in the National Minimum Uniform Norms and Standard to address all the infrastructure challenges. The Mpumalanga Department of Education has also developed its own implementation plans towards meeting the requirements of the Norms and Standards and their implementation is monitored by the Department on a regular basis. To this effect, the Mpumalanga Department of Education has allocated an amount of R241 million in the current financial year to address basic services and a total of one hundred and seventy eight (178) schools will benefit. An amount of R659 million has been allocated in the 2016/17 financial year to finally address all basic services backlog in the Province.

03 December 2015 - NW3999

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)How many learners were enrolled in (a) quintile 1, (b) quintile 2, (c) quintile 3, (d) quintile 4 and (e) quintile 5 public schools in each case in the (i) 2013, (ii) 2014 and (iii) 2015 academic years; (2) (a) how many learners were enrolled in independent schools in the (i) 2013, (ii) 2014 and (iii) 2015 academic years and (b) how many of the specified learners received a (i) 60% subsidy, (ii) 40% subsidy, (iii) 25% subsidy and (iv) 15% subsidy during the specified academic years?

Reply:

1 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (i) (ii) (iii)

Enrolment of learners in public ordinary schools

Quintile

2013

2014

2015

(a) Q1

2,986,455

3,154,456

3,194,248

(b) Q2

2,749,382

2,943,880

2,979,589

(c) Q3

3,056,279

3,094,272

3,220,862

(d) Q4

1,726,671

1,467,462

1,392,776

(e) Q5

1,389,597

1,408,286

1,424,855

Total:

11,943,137

12,082,858

12,224,654

Source: EMIS

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

Enrolment of learners in independent schools

(i) 2013

513,804

(ii) 2014

538,421

(iii) 2015

566,194

Source: School Realities 2013-2015

(b) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

No of learners enrolled in subsidized independent schools per subsidy category

% Subsidy

(i) 2013

(ii) 2014

(iii) 2015

60%

103,715

108,097

93,005

40%

114,519

90,221

96,492

25%

40,115

33,484

25,899

15%

32,331

32,015

27,244

Source: Information provided by Provincial Education Departments

03 December 2015 - NW4025

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1) Whether her department, in line with its responsibility to oversee issues affecting women, compiled any statistics of incidents of human trafficking involving women across the border with the Kingdom of Lesotho in the Smithfield district in the Free State; if so, how many incidents of the trafficking of women took place in the specified area in the (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14 and (e) 2014-15 financial years; (2) whether her department has provided any form of assistance in the fight against human trafficking; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in terms of the assistance provided to (a) the SA Police Service and (b) women who are victims of human trafficking in the specified area in this regard

Reply:

The Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act 7 of 2013 (TIP Act), comprehensively and holistically addresses the scourge of trafficking in persons. It came into operation on the 9th August 2015.

The TIP Act allocates the responsibility to compile data on incidents of human trafficking involving women to the following Departments:

  • Justice and Constitutional Development
  • South African Police Services
  • Social Development
  • Health

I would recommend to the Honourable Ms. Marchesi to redirect her questions to the relevant departments for further information.

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Date………………………..

03 December 2015 - NW3994

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Davis, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)What amount did her department spend on hotel stays for her in the past three financial years, in each case indicating the (a)(i) name, (ii) location and (iii) star grading of the specified hotel, (b) cost of each stay, (c) duration of each stay and (d) purpose of the visit which necessitated the use of the specified hotel; (2) what amount did her department spend on hotel stays for the Deputy Minister in the past three financial years, in each case indicating the (a)(i) name, (ii) location and (iii) star grading of the specified hotel, (b) cost of each stay, (c) duration of each stay and (d) purpose of the visit which necessitated the use of the specified hotel?

Reply:

The Minister of Basic Education did spend as follows on hotel stays for her and her Deputy Minister:

(1) The Minister spent R594 999.54 on hotel stays in the past 3 financial years:

 

   

 

       

Date

(a)(i) Name

(ii) Location

(iii) Star grading

(b) Cost

(c) Duration (nights)

(d) Purpose

2012/13

           

14/03/2012

Fusion Boutique Hotel

Polokwane

5

R4918.99

1

Intervention

24/04/2012

Premier Hotel ELICC

East London

4

R8988.98

3

Intervention

05/07/02012

Garden Court Mthatha

Mthatha

3

R5280.89

2

Intervention

15/07/2012

Protea Hotel Mafikeng

Mafikeng

4

R1392.99

1

Official meeting

17/07/2012

Garden Court Mthatha

Mthatha

3

R2399.94

2

Intervention

24/07/2012

Fusion Boutique Hotel

Polokwane

5

R3487.14

1

Intervention

04/08/2012

Tsogo Sun Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein

4

R2887.99

1

Official meeting

14/08/2012

Fusion Boutique Hotel

Polokwane

5

R8195.99

2

Intervention

12/09/2012

Fusion Boutique Hotel

Polokwane

5

R4316.99

1

Intervention

17/09/2011

Pd in 2012

Protea Hotel Mafikeng

Mafikeng

4

R3350.89

2

Official meeting

20/09/2012

Hilton Durban

Durban

5

R3086.99

1

Official meeting

26/09/2012

Premier Hotel ELICC

East London

4

R4915.99

2

Intervention

01/10/2012

Garden Court Mthatha

Mthatha

3

R9169.99

3

Intervention

25/11/2012

Irene Country Lodge (African pride)

Centurion

5

R13441.71

1

Meeting Stakeholders

14/12/2012

Tsogo Sun Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein

4

R44175.36

7

Official meetings

11/01/2013

Hilton Durban

Durban

5

R4997.99

1

Official meeting

       

R125008.82

   

2013/14

           

19/03/2013

Garden Court East London

East London

3

R3777.03

1

Intervention

26/03/2013

Riverdell B&B

Hillcrest

4

R1162.28

1

BRICS Conference

29/03/2015

Fairview River Lodge

Tzaneen

4

R3057.28

2

SGB Meetings

02/04/2013

Garden Court Mthatha

Mthatha

3

R7935.11

3

Stakeholder Meetings and School Visits

12/04/2013

Premier Hotel ELICC

East London

4

R2192.28

1

Intervention

15/04/2013

26 on Chamberlain Guest House

Queenstown

4

R1258.28

1

Attend intervention meetings

20/05/2013

Fusion Boutique Hotel

Polokwane

5

R5636.28

1

Meeting with LDOE officials

21/05/2013

Garden Court Mthatha

Mthatha

3

R2710.13

1

Opening of a school

25/05/2013

Irene Country Lodge (African pride)

Centurion

5

R12340.56

2

Meeting stakeholders

27/05/2013

Tsogo Sun Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein

4

R4333.63

1

Official meeting

01/06/2013

Fusion Boutique Hotel

Polokwane

5

R4348.28

1

Intervention

19/06/2013

Zimbali Lodge

Umhlali

-

R14395.28

2

Official meeting

06/07/2013

Oyster Box Hotel

Umhlanga Rocks

5

R6609.03

1

Official meeting

16/07/2013

Garden Court Mthatha

Mthatha

3

R5357.98

2

Intervention

24/07/2013

Fusion Boutique Hotel

Polokwane

5

R7162.28

1

Intervention

26/07/2013

Irene Country Lodge (African pride)

Centurion

5

R6304.28

1

Official meeting

08/08/2013

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

KNP

4

R2041.05

1

Official meeting

21/08/2013

Protea Hotel Clarens

Clarens

4

R2304.23

1

Opening of a School in QwaQwa

12/09/2013

Hotel De Convencoes De Talatona

Luanda

5

R34880.00

2

Attending a Women’s Workshop

24/09/2013

Garden Court Mthatha

Mthatha

3

R2811.08

1

Intervention

26/09/2013

Premier Hotel ELICC

East London

4

R2332.28

1

Intervention meetings

05/10/2013

Irene Country Lodge (African pride)

Centurion

5

R4887.28

1

Official meeting

10/10/2013

Fusion Boutique Hotel

Polokwane

5

R7054.28

1

Intervention

1/11/2013

Hyatt Paris Madeleine

Paris

5

R63693.98

7

Official visit to Paris via DIRCO

23/11/2013

Premier Hotel ELICC

East London

4

R3677.28

2

Intervention

29/11/2013

Irene Country Lodge (African pride)

Centurion

5

R8975.28

2

Attending meetings

13/12/2013

Garden Court East London

East London

3

R14417.68

4

Intervention meetings

30/12/2013

Royal Hotel Durban

Durban

4

R2476.99

1

Official meetings

10/01/2014

The Cycad Lodge

Nelspruit

-

R2042.28

1

Minister’s Mpumalanga deployment

16/01/2014

Garden Court Mthatha

Mthatha

3

R2917.08

1

Intervention

07/03/2014

Boschdal Guest House

Rustenburg

-

R1717.28

1

Attending meetings

10/03/2014

Imperani Guest House

Ficksburg

-

R1407.28

2

Attending meetings in Bloemfontein

15/03/2014

Protea Hotel Clarens

Clarens

4

R1805.68

1

Attending meetings

       

R248021.00

   
             

2014/15

           

18/01/2014

The Royal Horseguards

London

5

R71895.99

5

Official visit to London via DIRCO

01/04/2014

Garden Court Kimberley

Kimberley

3

R2996.08

1

Minister to attend meetings in Kuruman

02/04/2014

Jubilee Guest House

Upington

-

R1187.28

1

Minister to attend meetings in Kuruman

07/04/2014

Hilton Durban

Durban

5

R14558.28

2

Attending meetings

09/04/2014

Oyengweni Guest House

Ladysmith

-

R4097.26

3

Attending meetings

14/04/2014

Southern Sun Emnotweni Hotel

Nelspruit

4

R11840.48

2

Attending meetings in Nelspruit

22/04/2014

Fusion Boutique Hotel

Polokwane

5

R19926.28

4

Ministerial duties

28/04/2014

Radisson Blu Hotel

Port Elizabeth

5

R3265.18

1

Ministerial duties

30/04/2014

Premier Hotel Cascades

East London

4

R20599.28

3

Ministerial duties

30/05/2014

Irene Country Lodge (African pride)

Centurion

5

R7540.70

1

Ministerial responsibility

20/06/2014

Irene Country Lodge (African pride)

Centurion

5

R7013.28

2

Minister attending meetings

01/08/2014

Zimbali Lodge

Umhlali

-

R7968.78

2

Minister to attend meetings

03/08/2014

Irene Country Lodge (African pride)

Centurion

5

R4392.03

1

Official meeting

30/08/2014

Southern Sun Hemmingways

East London

5

R9926.56

2

Ministerial duties

25/09/2014

Fusion Boutique Hotel

Polokwane

5

R5157.28

1

Ministerial duty

20/10/2014

Fusion Boutique Hotel

Polokwane

5

R4819.28

1

Intervention

22/11/2014

Irene Country Lodge (African pride)

Centurion

5

R2936.42

1

Ministerial duties

30/11/2014

Southern Sun Elangeni and Maharani

Durban

4

R5830.28

1

Ministerial duties

06/12/2014

Pheasant Hill

Doornkloof East

-

R887.28

1

Attending meetings

11/12/2014

Birchwood Hotel

Boksburg

4

R4671.28

4

Ministerial duties

02/01/2015

Protea Hotel Kimberley

Kimberley

4

R2559.88

1

Ministerial duties

16/01/2015

Fusion Boutique Hotel

Polokwane

5

R6733.28

1

Intervention

19/02/2015

Pheasant Hill

Doornkloof East

-

R1167.28

1

Attending meetings

       

R221969.72

   
             
             
  1. The Deputy Minister spent R313 360.20 on hotel stays in the past 3 financial years:
               

DOT

(a)(i) Name

(ii) Location

(iii) Star grading

(b) Cost

(c) Duration

(d) Purpose

2012/13

           

10/01/2012

Pd in ’12fy

Cremorne Estate

Port St Johns

-

R864.99

1

School visits in Mthatha

27/03/2012

Pd in ‘12fy

Hemmingways Hotel

East London

4

R5063.94

1

ECD Conference

24/04/2012

Premier Hotel ELICC

East London

4

R2206.99

1

Official duties

08/05/2012

Tsogo sun Elangeni

Durban

4

R5426.99

1

Official duties

26/05/2012

Garden Court Marine Parade

Durban

3

R2678.99

1

Official duties

09/07/2012

Premier Hotel ELICC

East London

4

R4021.49

1

Official duties

15/07/2012

Protea Hotel Nelspruit

Nelspruit

4

R1395.74

1

Official duties

20/08/2012

Premier Hotel ELICC

East London

4

R1820.99

1

Official duties

26/08/2012

Kob Inn Guest House

East London

-

R856.99

1

Official duties

26/09/2012

Premier Hotel ELICC

East London

4

R5331.99

2

Official duties

19/11/2012

Premier Hotel ELICC

East London

4

R2224.69

1

Official duties

02/12/2012

26 On Chamberlain Guest House

Queenstown

-

R1841.99

2

Official duties

14/12/2012

Senzeni Event Management

Johannesburg

-

R44961.98

8

Official duties

09/01/2013

Mont D’or Hotel & Conference centre

Clarens

3

R1818.99

1

Official duties

11/01/2013

Southern Sun Elangeni

Durban

4

R4331.69

2

Official duties

16/01/2013

Margate Hotel

Margate

3

R1331.99

1

School visits

02/02/2013

Tsogo Sun North Beach

Durban

4

R4869.99

1

Official duties

       

R91050.42

   

2013/14

           

12/03/2013

NH Barbizon Palace

Amsterdam

5

R12450.00

3

Attending the 3rd International Summit on the teaching profession

18/04/2013

Walmont At Graceland

Secunda

-

R2192.28

1

Official duties

25/04/2013

Protea Hotel Montrose

Harrismith

3

R1804.28

1

Official duties to Phuthaditjhaba

19/06/2013

Zimbali Lodge

Umhlali

-

R15021.86

2

CEM meeting

21/07/2013

Garden Court Mthatha

Mthatha

3

R2893.13

1

Ceremonial handover of Ndlovayiphathwa Primary School

22/08/2013

Garden Court Mthatha

Mthatha

3

R11475.08

1

Opening of Mqokolweni Primary School

19/09/2013

Southern Sun Elangeni

Durban

4

R5906.23

1

Attending Sastri College Alumni Colloquium Dinner

20/09/2013

Radisson Blu Hotel

Maputo

5

R8687.32

4

Official visit to Maputo via DIRCO

04/10/2013

Hilton Durban

Durban

5

R6297.28

1

Attending ELRC Teachers Day celebration

1/11/2013

Hyatt Paris Madeleine

Paris

5

R63693.98

7

Official visit to Paris via DIRCO

11/10/2013

Garden Court Mthatha

Mthatha

3

R3040.08

1

Handing over of ASIDI school

21/11/2013

Garden Court Mthatha

Mthatha

3

R3017.08

1

ASIDI school opening

12/12/2013

Garden Court East London

East London

3

R7994.08

4

Attending the funeral of Late Former President Nelson Mandela

29/01/2014

Premier Hotel ELICC

East London

4

R1972.28

1

Visit to the ECDOE

30/01/2014

Cosy Posy Guest House

Lusikisiki

3

R1329.24

1

Visit to the ECDOE

       

R147774.20

   

2014/15

           

06/03/2014

Birchwood Hotel

Boksburg

4

R1882.88

1

Attending the National Teaching Awards and Addressing the Discipline

08/03/2014

Out of Africa Carnavon

Northern Cape

-

R1412.28

1

Addressing the launch of the Women’s Legacy services publication and participating in the door-to-door campaign

22/03/2014

Annie’s House

Cradock

-

R737.28

1

Door-to-door campaign

23/03/2014

Raddisson Blu Hotel

Port Elizabeth

4

R3036.93

1

Door-to-door campaign

24/04/2014

Arcadia Guest House

Kroonstad

-

R887.28

1

Attending Kagiso Shanduka Trust Project Launch

24/06/2014

Hotel Nikko Tokyo

Tokyo

5

R29775.44

4

Official visit to Tokyo via DIRCO

16/07/2014

Southern Sun Elangeni

Durban

4

R2406.38

1

Addressing the South African Schools Choral Eisteddfod

17/07/2014

Garden Court Mthatha

Mthatha

3

R3695.03

1

Handover of ASIDI school

24/08/2014

Ruby Stone Boutique Hotel

Polokwane

4

R1837.28

1

Attending Limpopo Education Dialogue

23/09/2014

Premier Hotel ELICC

East London

4

R6108.78

2

Official duties

24/09/2014

Protea Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay

Richards Bay

3

R13125.58

2

National Advocacy Programme

02/12/2014

Garden Court East London

East London

3

R4148.03

1

Addressing the DBE World AIDS Day event and visit the ECDOE

09/12/2014

Southern Sun Elangeni

Durban

4

R2481.38

1

Attending and addressing the SANZAF event

14/01/2015

Garden Court Polokwane

Polokwane

3

R3001.03

1

School visit to Limpopo

       

R74535.58

   
             

03 December 2015 - NW3913

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

How many (a) neglected and (b) attended farms have benefited from the current Proactive Land Acquisition Strategy programme in each of the provinces; (2) whether his department has any programmes in place to fast-track land reform; if not; why not, if so; what are the relevant details?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION 3913

 

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 48-2015 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION:  6 NOVEMBER 2015

3913. Inkosi R N Cebekhulu (IFP) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

  1. How many (a) neglected and (b) attended farms have benefited from the current Proactive Land Acquisition Strategy programme in each of the provinces;
  2. whether his department has any programmes in place to fast-track land reform; if not; why not, if so; what are the relevant details? NW4770E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1)

Province

  1. Neglected Farms
  1. Attended Farms

(Farms Acquired through PLAS)

Eastern Cape

An assessment of all PLAS farms has been conducted to determine their status. The Department will report on productive and non-productive farms resulting from issues such as lack of Strategic Partners, lease agreements, etc. in due course.

232

Free State

 

229

Gauteng

 

182

KwaZulu-Natal

 

229

Limpopo

 

97

Mpumalanga

 

268

Northern Cape

 

96

North West

 

185

Western Cape

 

54

(2) Yes. Apart from the Proactive Land Acquisition Strategy (PLAS) that is currently in place, the Office of the Valuer-General (OVG) was established in terms of the Property Valuation Act, 2014 and aims to address factors such as inconsistencies with land valuations, and the determination of compensation as provided in section 25(3) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. The OVG will provide a compulsory valuation service in respect of property identified for land reform, amongst others, and a regulatory service which will entail setting criteria and procedures for valuation as well as monitoring valuations for compliance. The Department is also in the process of implementing the Policy on Strengthening Relative Rights Of People Working the Land (50/50 Policy Framework). Other programmes include the Recapitalisation and Development Programme, various tenure related reform programmes and the One Household One Hactare Progrmme. Furthermore the Department has established District Land Reform Committees (DLRCs) in all forty four (44) district municipalities. The DLRCs are composed of role players with specific skills to expedite land reform processes.

02 December 2015 - NW3565

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

Whether his department engaged the services of a certain company (name and details furnished) (a) in the (i) 2013-14 and (ii) 2014-15 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2015; if not, why not, in each specified case; if so, in each specified case, (aa) why were the specified services engaged, (bb) when did the specified services (aaa) begin and (bbb) end and (cc) what was the (aaa) total amount and (bbb) breakdown of the specified amount spent by his department for the specified services?

Reply:

The department has not engaged the services of Foresight Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd during the (i) 2013-14 and (ii) 2014-15 financial years as well as since 01 April 2015.

02 December 2015 - NW3950

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Redelinghuys, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with reference to the filling of the vacancy for the Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, he will provide (a) the list of the shortlisted candidates and (b) copies of curricula vitae of the specified candidates; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

The relevant recruitment and selection prescripts were followed when the position of the Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation was filled. The Minister will provide both the list of the shortlisted candidates and copies of their CV’s when parliament resumes in 2016.

02 December 2015 - NW3420

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

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

Reply:

As at end of June 2015, the department had 11 employees with disabilities, out of a total of 437 staff complement, the representation of people with disabilities is standing at 2.52%. The demographics of this total is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

Occupational Level

     

 

A

C

I

W

A

C

I

W

   

SMS

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

1

2

MMS

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

2

1

L2-10

 

1

1

 

1

1

 

 

1

3

2

Total

3

1

 

2

2

 

 

3

6

5

02 December 2015 - NW4026

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Police

Whether any incidents of human trafficking across the border of the Kingdom of Lesotho have been reported in the Smithfield district in the Free State; if so, (a) how many incidents of the trafficking of (i) women, (ii) children and (iii) men have been reported in the specified area in the (aa) 2010-11, (bb) 2011-12, (cc) 2012-13, (dd) 2013-14 and (ee) 2014-15 financial years, (b) how many suspects have been arrested in this regard and (c) how many of the arrested suspects were successfully prosecuted?

Reply:

No incidents of human trafficking across the border with the Kingdom of Lesotho have been reported in the Smithfield district in the Free State.

02 December 2015 - NW3827

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

(1)What challenges has his department experienced with regard to the appointment of a service provider to process and adjudicate on applications for incapacity leave and ill-health retirement within the public service; (2) whether a service provider has now been appointed; if not, (a) why not and (b) when is it anticipated that an appointment will be made; if so, (i) who has been appointed, (ii) when was the appointment made and (iii) how was the service provider identified; (3) what is the backlog of applications for (a) incapacity leave and (b) ill-health retirement measured in (i) the number of applications in each case and (ii) years outstanding in respect of each national and provincial department forming part of the public service; (4) what (a) are the full details of the matter referred to as Mahaye v Department of Education, case number PSCB450-10/11, in his department’s Strategic Plan 2015/20, (b) is the progress in respect of the specified case in the Durban Labour Court and (c) are the implications of the matter on the management of the Policy on Incapacity Leave and Ill-Health Retirement?

Reply:

(1) No challenges were experienced with regard to the appointment of the Panel of Accredited Health Risk Managers.

(2) Yes. Panel, not a single service provider, of Accredited Health Risk Managers has been appointed. The five Health Risk Managers on the current Panel of Accredited Health Risk Managers were appointed during 2012 to assume duty with effect from 1 January 2013, which was the date of commencement of the three year sick cycle that ends on 31 December 2015. Since the Department of Public Service and Administration was interdicted from commencing with the service by a disaffected Health Risk Manager, which was unsuccessful during the bid process, the service only resume on 1 November 2013

The following table depicts the names of the service providers and the implementation areas within which they are contracted:

Health Risk Manager

Implementation Area

Alexander Forbes Health

Cluster 1 of National Departments

Cluster 2 of National Departments

Provincial Administration of the Western Cape

Pro Active Health Solutions

Provincial Administration of Gauteng

Provincial Administration of Limpopo

Provincial Administration of the Northern Cape

Metropolitan Health Risk Management

Dormant member, but has been contracted to dispense of the stockpiled applications for the public service.

Soma Initiative

Cluster 3 of National Departments

Cluster 4 of National Departments

Provincial Administration of the Eastern Cape

Provincial Administration of Mpumalanga

Provincial Administration of North West

Thandile Health Risk Management

Provincial Administration of the Free State

Provincial Administration of Kwazulu-Natal

(3) The Policy and Procedure on Incapacity Leave and Ill-health retirement and contracts entered into with the Health Risk Managers does not provide a definition of a concept such as a “backlog application”.

However, during the period of the Northern Gauteng High Court interdict from 31 December 2012 to 30 October 2013, at which the implementation of PILIR was suspended, incapacity leave and ill-health retirement applications begun to stockpile.

A summary of the stockpiled applications as recorded on the special codes created on PERSAL for this purpose are depicted in the table below. As indicated earlier, Metropolitan Health Risk Management has been contracted to assess the stockpiled applications and it is anticipated that this process will be completed by 31 March 2016.

Implementation Area

Department

Incapacity Leave

Ill-health Retirement

North West Provincial Administration

     
 

NORTH WEST OFFICE OF THE PREMIER

3

 
 

NORTH WEST PUBLIC WORKS ROADS AND TRANSPORT

167

6

 

NORTH WEST AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

65

 
 

NORTH WEST HEALTH

555

1

 

NORTH WEST SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

7

 
 

NORTH WEST SPORT ARTS AND CULTURE

18

 
 

NORTH WEST PUBLIC SAFETY

77

 
 

NORTH WEST EDUCATION

311

 
 

NORTH WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIR

28

 
 

Total

1231

7

Gauteng Provincial Administration

GAUTENG INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

1

 
 

GAUTENG SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

49

1

 

GAUTENG COMMUNITY SAFETY

3

 
 

GAUTENG DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

699

2

 

GAUTENG DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

7

 
 

GAUTENG EDUCATION

1295

 
 

DEEDS REGISTRATION TRADING ACCOUNT

14

 
 

Total

2068

3

National Departments Cluster 1

 

   
 

NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

1219

1

 

Total

1219

1

National Departments Cluster 2

NAT DEPT JUSTICE CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

1066

9

 

OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

3

 
 

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

65

 
 

NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR

152

 
 

GOVERNMENT PENSIONS ADMINISTRATION AGENCY

47

 
 

PERFORMANCE MONITORING AND EVALUATION

2

 
 

NATIONAL DEPT OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

5

 
 

NATIONAL DEPARTMENT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

25

 
 

INDEPENDENT POLICE INVESTIGATIVE DIRECTORATE

1

 
 

PUBLIC ADMIN LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT ACADEMY

4

 
 

Total

1370

9

National Departments Cluster 3

NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY

32

 
 

NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF WATER AFFAIRS

34

 
 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

5

 
 

STATISTICS SOUTH AFRICA

52

 
 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

11

 
 

NATIONAL DEPARTMENT ARTS AND CULTURE

2

 
 

Total

136

0

National Departments Cluster 4

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

9

 
 

NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

5

 
 

NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS

309

 
 

NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

23

3

 

DEPT GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS AND INFO SYSTEMS

18

 
 

RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM

40

 
 

DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

15

 
 

DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION

46

 
 

NATIONAL DEPT OF SPORT AND RECREATION SOUTH AFRICA

7

 
 

NATIONAL TREASURY

8

 
 

NATIONAL PROSECUTING AUTHORITY

230

 
 

THE PRESIDENCY

9

 
 

Total

719

3

Mpumalanga Provincial Administration

MPUMALANGA DEPT OF PUBLIC WORKS ROADS AND TRANSPOR

46

 
 

MPUMALANGA AGRICULTURE RURAL DEV AND LAND ADMIN

5

 
 

MPUMALANGA EDUCATION

190

 
 

MPUMALANGA HEALTH

276

3

 

Total

517

3

Limpopo Provincial Administration

LIMPOPO PROVINCE PROVINCIAL TREASURY

10

 
 

LIMPOPO PROVINCE SPORT ARTS AND CULTURE

14

 
 

LIMPOPO PROVINCE OFFICE OF THE PREMIER

11

 
 

LIMPOPO PROV ECONOMIC DEVELOP ENVIRONMENT TOURISM

24

 
 

LIMPOPO PROVINCE HEALTH

9

 
 

LIMPOPO PROVINCE DEPARTMENT OF ROADS AND TRANSPORT

136

2

 

LIMPOPO PROVINCE PUBLIC WORKS

99

 
 

LIMPOPO PROVINCE EDUCATION

553

 
 

LIMPOPO PROVINCE AGRICULTURE

114

4

 

LIMPOPO SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

44

 
 

Total

810

6

Free State Provincial Administration

FREE STATE OFFICE OF THE PREMIER

9

 
 

FREE STATE ECONOMIC DEV TOURISM AND ENVIRON AFF

25

 
 

FREE STATE DEPARTMENT OF PROVINCIAL TREASURY

17

 
 

FREE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

720

 
 

FREE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

729

 
 

FREE STATE DEPART OF POLICE ROADS AND TRANSPORT

10

2

 

FREE STATE SPORT ARTS CULTURE AND RECREATION

14

 
 

FREE STATE GOVERNMENT MOTOR TRANSPORT TRADING ACC

1

 
 

FREE STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

25

 
 

Total

1550

2

Kwazulu-Natal Provincial Administration

KZN PROV GOV AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT AFF RURAL DEV

110

 
 

KZN PROV GOV EDUCATION

939

 
 

KZN PROV GOV: HEALTH

3962

3

 

KZN PROV GOV ARTS AND CULTURE

25

 
 

KZN PROV GOV SPORT AND RECREATION

4

 
 

KZN PROV GOV HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

42

 
 

KZN PROV GOV: TRANSPORT

79

 
 

KZN PROV GOV SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

85

 
 

KZN PROV GOV PUBLIC WORKS

158

 
 

KZN PROV GOV PREMIER

9

 
 

KZN PROV GOV PROVINCIAL TREASURY

13

 
 

KZN PROV GOV ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM

2

 
 

Total

5428

3

Western Cape Provincial Administration

WC Education

854

2

 

DEPT OF TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS

29

 
 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

402

 
 

DEPARTMENT:LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND HOUSING

14

 
 

PROVINCIAL TREASURY: WESTERN CAPE

7

 
 

WESTERN CAPE SOCIAL SERVICES: HEAD OFFICE

51

 
 

DPT ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING

7

 
 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY SAFETY

52

 
 

Office of the Premier

16

 
 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE: WESTERN CAPE

14

 
 

DEPARTMENT CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND SPORT

11

 

Northern Cape Provincial Administration

Total

1457

2

 

NORTHERN CAPE: FINANCE

3

1

 

NORTHERN CAPE: PREMIER

2

 
 

NORTHERN CAPE: Education

182

 
 

NORTHERN CAPE: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

17

 
 

NORTHERN CAPE: SPORT ARTS AND CULTURE

8

 
 

NORTHERN CAPE: Health

19

3

 

NORTHERN CAPE: DEP OF SOCIAL SERVICES & POPULATION

17

 
 

NORTHERN CAPE TOURISM ENVIRONMENTAL AND CONSERVATI

2

 
 

Total

250

4

Eastern Cape Provincial Administration

OFFICE OF THE PREMIER

32

 
 

Health

16

 
 

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

1

 
 

ROADS AND PUBLIC WORKS

71

 
 

EDUCATION

790

 
 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS

22

 
 

RURAL DEV. AND AGRARIAN REFORM

29

 
 

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

22

2

 

TRANSPORT

69

 
 

DEPT OF FINANCE AND PROV EXPENDITURE

2

 
 

SAFETY AND LIAISON

5

 
 

Total

1059

2

 

Grand Total

17814

45

Source: Cases recorded by departments on special register created on PERSAL for stockpiled applications.

(4) The matter of Mahaye v Department of Education (case number PSCB450-10/11) is sub judice since applications for review was brought before the Labour Appeal Court. Therefore details on the matter cannot be disclosed at this point.

02 December 2015 - NW4077

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Why were some (a) vacant and (b) advertised management positions at the Government Printing Works put on hold in order to be re-advertised?

Reply:

(a-b) There were no vacant management posts that were advertised and put on hold in order to be re-advertised. The Director: Security Services was advertised and as no suitable candidate was identified, the post was re-advertised. The General Manager: Strategic Management position was advertised and as some of the shortlisted candidates were no longer available, the post will be re-advertised. Advertised management posts will only be put on hold in the event of changes in functions and/or re-advertised in the event a suitable candidate was not identified.

02 December 2015 - NW3875

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Basson, Mr LJ to ask the Minister of Public Works:

(1) Whether, with reference to his reply to question 692 on 10 April 2015, his department concluded its decision on the optimum use of the land by 30 June 2015 as informed by the consultative processes; if not, why not; if so, what does his department’s decision entail; (2) whether his department will formalise the informal settlement of Farm Kameeldrift; if not; for what other purpose will the specified land be used; if so, why?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works

(1) Yes, the National Department of Public Works (NDPW) has concluded its decision on the optimum use of Portions 454 and 455 of the farm Kameeldrift 211 JQ. The decision was informed by the consultative processes undertaken with the Madibeng Local Municipality, the Department of Human Settlements and the Housing Development Agency.

The NDPW’s decision entails that, once the Department has received all the required documentation from the Madibeng Local Municipality, Ministerial approval will be sought to release Portion 455 of Farm Kameeldrift 211 JQ to the Madibeng Local Municipality for human settlement development purposes. Portion 454 will remain in the custody of the NDPW, as it is not required by the Madibeng Local Municipality.

(2) It is envisaged that the Madibeng Local Municipality will formalise the informal settlement on Portion 455 of Farm Kameeldrift 211 JQ once the property is transferred. The Municipality will do so in collaboration with the Department of Human Settlements and the Housing Development Agency.

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02 December 2015 - NW3924

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)How much Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) funding was granted to the Thabazimbi Local Municipality in Limpopo in the (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13, (c) 2013-14, (d) 2014-15 and (e) 2015-16 financial years, respectively; (2) whether any of the specified MIG funds (a) were underspent, (b) rolled over and/or (c) returned to the National Treasury in each of the specified financial years; if not, what is the National Treasury’s position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (3) whether the National Treasury is currently providing any form of assistance to the Thabazimbi Local Municipality; if not, why not; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

  1. During the 2011/12 and 2012/13 financial years, Thabazimbi Local Municipality was allocated an amount of R34.8 million and R42.2 million respectively, against the Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG). The municipality, however, received a reduced allocation of R27.3 million and R13.2 million in the 2013/14 and 2014/15 financial years respectively, due to underspending against the programme. The current year’s MIG allocation in terms of the 2015/16 Division of Revenue Act is R27.2 million. Details of the allocations and spending are provided in Annex A.
  2. The expenditure against MIG was R22.1 million (63.5%); R42.2 million (100%); R6.3 million (23.1%); R5.3 million (40.1%) and R0, respectively, from 2011/12 to 2015/16 financial years. There was no roll-over request for the first two years 2011/12 and 2012/13.

In 2013/14, the municipality requested a roll-over of R18.6 million and only R4.2 million was approved due to the municipality having insufficient funds in their bank account. About R14.4 million was not cash-backed by the municipality and hence the reduced approval of the rollover.

During the 2014/15 financial year, the unspent amount was R7.8 million as disclosed in the pre-audit annual financial statements. From this amount, only R5.8 million was requested to be rolled over. Due to the municipality’s inability to again fully cash-back their unspent conditional grants, only an amount of R3.3 million was approved as this was the balance in their bank account. The inability by the municipality to back up their rollover request with sufficient cash in the bank is an indication of a possible misuse of the conditional grants.

(3) The National Treasury is currently providing support through the Provincial Treasury due to Thabazimbi being a delegated municipality to the province. In the past year, the National Treasury engaged the municipality on numerous occasions regarding their poor performance on the MIG. The National Treasury approved a request by the municipality to repay their unspent 2013/14 MIG in four instalments.

Currently, the National Treasury in consultation with Provincial government and the National department of Cooperative Governance, are in a process of moving the MIG funds to their district (Waterberg District Municipality) due to poor performance. The district will assist the municipality to fast track the implementation and payments of projects that are on the ground.

With regard to the unspent 2014/15 MIG allocation of R4.5 million which has to be paid back to the National Revenue Fund, the National Treasury is considering assisting the municipality in spreading the unspent funds to be paid over a foreseeable period of time. This will be the second consecutive occasion that the municipality would be allowed to pay the unspent grant funds in instalments.

 

Annex A

Thabazimbi Local Municipality: Municipal Infrastructure Grant

MIG

Allocation

Adjustment

Revised allocation

Expenditure

Roll over request

 

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

 R'000

2011/2012

34 750

 

34 750

22 085

No roll over request

2012/2013

42 153

 

42 153

42 153

No roll over request(full expenditure)

2013/2014

40 019

-12 758

27 261

6 321

R18 639 requested: only R4169 approved because of insufficient funds in the bank

2014/2015

32 926

-19 756

13 170

5 290

R5,888m requested, only R3,300 approved due to insufficient funds.

2015/2016

27 172

 

27 172

0

 

02 December 2015 - NW3615

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

(1)Why did the Public Service Commission’s branch for Leadership and Management Practices choose the Western Cape for an audit to establish a benchmark for appropriate human resource and financial management skills for senior managers; (2) (a) did the specified audit include both provincial and national senior managers and (b) what were the findings of the specified audit; (3) have any benchmarks been developed from the findings of the specified audit; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) was the specified audit followed by similar studies in other provinces; if so, what were the findings; (5) were any conclusions and/or recommendations made based on the comparison made between the specified provinces; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. The Public Service Commission (PSC) on an annual basis identifies key areas to be investigated, monitored and evaluated both at national and provincial level. Due to financial and human resource capacity constraints, the scope of projects does not comprise the entire Public Service. Provincially Based Commissioners identify projects to be undertaken in each Province, which is the case with regard to the skills and competency audit of human resource and financial management of senior managers in the Western Cape.

(2) (a) The audit included senior managers (levels 13 and above) from the Western Cape Provincial Administration.

(b) The findings indicated that senior HR managers have improved their components in terms of competence, teamwork, morale and most notably increased efficiencies, compliance and service delivery through streamlined processes. The areas of development identified include the need to enhance on knowledge management within the HR function and strategic capability and leadership.

Finance managers were highly regarded in terms of attention to detail, continuous scoping and analysis of the policy environment, as well as the manner in which most help staff improve competence add value within their context. Developmental areas identified for this group include enhanced interpersonal competencies, especially those that allow them to thrive when managing larger and more diverse teams, contribution towards service delivery innovation and managing change.

(3) The instruments developed and methodology used as part of this project can be refined and adapted for use in departments and other provinces. The project was designed to highlight the required critical skills and knowledge from Human Resource Management and Financial Management portfolios in order to assure high performance.

(4) The audit was not conducted in any other province.

(5) See point 4 above.

02 December 2015 - NW3334

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Public Works:

(1) Whether any company was awarded any contract to build and/or renovate flats in the Acacia Park Parliamentary Village during the period 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2013; if so, (a) what was the (i) scope of work, (ii) tender amount and (iii) name of the entity contracted to perform the work, including details of the (aa) ownership and (bb) directorship of the entity and (b) did the specified entity receive any payment up-front regardless of whether the work had been completed; (2) was the contract successfully completed; if not, (3) whether his department suffered any financial loss as a consequence thereof; if so, what steps have been taken to recover the amount; (4) whether any other entity has been awarded any contract for building or renovations to the same flats at Acacia Park in the intervening periods up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, (a) what is the (i) scope of work, (ii) tender amount and (iii) name of such entity contracted to perform the work including details of the (aa) ownership and (bb) directorship of such an entity; (5) whether such transaction was concluded in compliance with the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, supply chain management regulations and his department’s policy in this regard?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works

  1. Yes, a company was awarded a contract to renovate flats at the Acacia Park Parliamentary village during the period 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2013.

(a)(i) Refurbishment of residences of sessional officials in the three Parliamentary villages.

(ii) The tender amount for the contract was R68 435 000.00.

(iii) The entity contracted to perform the work was Vusela Construction (Pty) Ltd.

(aa) and (bb) According to the records of the Department of Public Works (DPW), Mr Aldridge Fisher was the sole owner and director of Vusela Construction (Pty) Ltd.

(b) No upfront payments were received by the company in question.

(2) No, the contract was not successfully completed.

(3) At this stage the Department has not quantified the total financial losses suffered. However, the Department has recovered an amount of R6.8 million from the construction guarantee. The total financial loss will only be known once the second contract is completed and the Final Account has been finalised.

(4) Yes, a contract has been awarded by the DPW for construction work / renovations to the same flats at Acacia Park.

(a)(i) The scope of work involves the completion of partially completed renovation work to a part double storey and part triple storey building (Protea flats) and the rectification of defective work.

The scope of work at the Mopane flats (triple storey building) involves the stripping of internal and external walls and replacing them with new.

(ii) The tender amount is R54 786 000.00.

(iii) The name of the company contracted to perform the work is Nolitha Construction (Pty) Ltd.

(aa) Ownership of the entity is as follows: Amina Pillay 20%, Faizal Pillay 10%, Fierdouz Pillay 20%, Stephen Faizal Pillay 40% and Waseem Pillay 10%.

(bb) Directorship of the entity is as follows: Amina Pillay 20%, Faizal Pillay 10%, Fierdouz Pillay 20%, Stephen Faizal Pillay 40% and Waseem Pillay 10%.

(5) Yes, the transaction was concluded in compliance with the Public Finance Management Act, (Act No. 1 of 1999), supply chain management regulations and the applicable Departmental policies.

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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.