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29 June 2015 - NW2156

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Boshoff, Ms SH to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)Whether physical education forms part of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement curriculum; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of the (a) time allocated and (b) structure of the mandatory physical education sessions in public schools;

Reply:

  1. Yes, Physical Education forms part of the CAPS Life Skills / Life Orientation curriculum.
  2. (a)Physical education is mandatory for all learners in public ordinary schools.

(b) (i) Fixed time allocation is prescribed for Physical Education for each phase. The table below represents the time allocation per phase:

GRADES

TIME ALLOCATION PER WEEK

Gr R – 3

2 hours

Gr 4 – 6

1 hour

Gr 7 – 9

1 hour

Gr 10 - 12

  1. hour

(ii) The structure of Physical Education in each phase is as follows:

  • The CAPS Life Skills/Life Orientation clearly indicates that Physical Education is one of the core topics to be taught in all schools.
  • The sub-topics and content is specified for each grade.
  • The content for Physical Education across the phases relates to each other.
  • Each phase focuses on similar areas of skills, knowledge and values and prepares learners to continue with the subject in other grades – thus ensuring continuity.
  • All physical education periods will focus on practical physical and mass participation in movement activities for enjoyment and enrichment purposes.
  • The Physical Education Task (PET) is administered across all fours school terms in all grades.
  • Learner participation and movement performance in the PET will be assessed and reported at the end of each term. The focus of assessment falls into two broad categories viz: participation and movement.

The tables below highlight the topics/focus area for Physical Education in each of the grades/phases:

TABLE 1

FOUNDATION PHASE: Grades R - 3

Focus area:

  • Locomotion
  • Perceptual motor
  • Rhythm
  • Co-ordination
  • Balance
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Laterality
  • Sports and Games
  • Play, movement, games and sports contribute to developing positive attitudes and values.
  • This area focuses on perceptual and locomotor development, rhythm, balance and laterality.
  • The focus in the Foundation Phase is on games and some activities that will form the basis of participating in sports later on.

TABLE 2

INTERMEDIATE PHASE: Grades 4 – 6

The following are the focus in the intermediate phase

GR 4

GR 5

GR 6

Movement

Movement

Physical fitness

Invasion games

Target games

Striking and fielding games

Rhythmic movement

Rhythmic movement

Rhythmic patterns of movement

Basic field/track & swimming activities

Variety of field, track and swimming activities

Refined sequences through gymnastics or swimming activities

Safety issues

Safety issues

Safety issues

TABLE 3

SENIOR PHASE: Grades 7 – 9

The following are the focus in the intermediate phase:

GR 7

GR 8

GR 9

Fitness programme

Physical activities that promotes fitness

Improvement of physical wellness level

Indigenous games

Target games

Develop game plan for individual or team sports

Sequence to physical activities

Programme to improve movement techniques

Refines own and peer performance in movement

Outdoor recreational programmes

Outdoor recreational activity

Outdoor recreational activities

Safety issues

Safety issues

Safety issue

TABLE 4

FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING: Grades 10 - 12

The following are the focus in the intermediate phase:

GR 10

GR 11

GR 12

Physical fitness programme

Personal level of fitness and health

Personal fitness and health goals

Skills in playground / community or indigenous games

Umpiring / leadership skills

Long term engagement in traditional /non-traditional sports/indigenous games/recreational activities

Environmentally responsible - outdoor recreational group/individual activities

Leadership roles in recreational group activity

 

Skills in traditional / non- traditional sports

Umpiring and leadership skills in self-designed and modified sports

 
 

Safety issues

 
  1. Whether the School Sport Policy has been finalized; if not why not and when will the policy be finalized; if so (a) when the policy will be gazette and (b) what are the details of her plan to achieve implementation of the policy

REPLY

Yes, the School Sport Policy has been presented to and approved by the Council of Education Ministers (CEM).

(a) The process to have the Policy gazetted has been initiated and will be finalised within this current financial year.

(b) The plan to deliver the school sport programme as per policy is embedded in the Integrated School Sport programme and Sport and Recreation Plan. The three levels of the School Sport Programme, that is: intra- school, inter-school and local/circuit festivals are currently being implemented. These provide the platform for participation at the district and provincial levels, culminating at the national championships.

29 June 2015 - NW2216

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Dudley, Ms C to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether, with reference to her department’s consultation process on the policy on home-schooling, her department has (a) finalised and (b) gazetted the policy; if not, on what date does she expect the policy to be finalised; if so, (i) on what date was the relevant Government Gazette published and (ii) under what Government Gazette number?

Reply:

(a) The policy on home-schooling has not yet been finalised; and

(b) therefore not gazetted. It is envisaged that the policy will be completed by 31 March 2016.

29 June 2015 - NW2128

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

Whether her department has the delivery notes in respect of the delivery of (a) workbooks and (b) textbooks delivered to each province in the 2015 academic year; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(a)  Workbooks

Workbooks are delivered directly to each public school. The National Department of Basic Education is in possession of electronic copies of proof of delivery notes for all schools that received their workbook consignments for volume 1 and volume 2 for the 2015 academic year.

(b)  Textbooks

The National Department of Basic Education does not deliver textbooks to schools. The responsibility is that of Provincial Departments of Education who are in possession of the proof of deliveries.

29 June 2015 - NW2129

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

(a) What amount was spent on school furniture in respect of each province under Goods and Services (i) in the (aa) 2013-14 and (bb) 2014-15 financial years and (ii) from 1 April 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available, (b) to which schools was the school furniture delivered, (c) what was the inventory delivered and (d) when was the furniture delivered to each school?

Reply:

The responses below were sourced from the provincial education departments.

  1. (i) (aa) (bb) (ii)

PROVINCES

Spend 2013/14

Spend 2014/15

 

R'000

R'000

Eastern Cape

51 900 000

18 209 835

Free State

3 307 000

51 469 000

Gauteng

30 391 214

43 000 000

KwaZulu-Natal

47 455 000

88 990 716

Limpopo

30 002 000

297000

Mpumalanga

35 015 000

28 717 000

Northern Cape

1 389 000

16 367 000

North West

19 511 000

18 365 000

Western Cape

35 170 086

31 914 362

TOTAL

254 140 300

297 329 913

Information for 2015/16 has been requested from the province and will be made available once received.

  1. (c) (d)

 

2013/14 Financial year

2014/15 Financial year

PROVINCES

No of schools that received furniture in 2013/14

Total quantities delivered 2013/14

No of schools that received furniture in 2014/15

Total quantities delivered 2014/15

Eastern Cape

580

116083

1012

388 675

Free State

 

 

 

 

Gauteng

417

93354

380

53 162

KwaZulu-Natal

6

505

1631

151 215

Limpopo

320

41899

486

13 733

Mpumalanga

487

64201

449

74 749

Northern Cape

7

1368

7

93

North West

10

884

343

33 381

Western Cape

761

151192

814

75 602

TOTAL

2588

469486

5122

790610

NB: In KwaZulu-Natal and Northern Cape Provinces schools procure furniture using the Norms and Standard for school funding allocations. Outstanding information from the Free State Province has been requested and will be made available once received.

Quantities delivered include, combination desks, learners tables, chairs and teachers furniture.

09 June 2015 - NW1901

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

(a) Who are the current chief financial officers of (i) her Office and (ii) the entities reporting to her and (b) what is the qualification of each chief financial officer? NW2122E

Reply:

a) Department of Women:
i) The current Chief Financial Officer is Ms Camagwini Ntshinga.

ii) Not applicable, no entity reporting to the Minister

b) Qualifications:
i) Diploma in Business Studies
Bachelor of Accounting Science
Articles of Clerkmanship

ii) Not applicable, no entity reporting to the Minister


Approved by the Minister on
Date: 2015/06/08

09 June 2015 - NW1988

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister in the Presidency: Women

Does her department maintain an updated asset register; if not, why not; if so, what is the (a) total number and (b) value of all motor vehicles recorded on such register?

Reply:

Yes;

(a) Total number of motor vehicles is 12, 4 of which are ready for disposal.
(b) The value of all the motor vehicles is R4, 013 498.19


Approved by the Minister on
Date :2015/06/08
 

09 June 2015 - NW1866

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

Since 1 January 201 5, has her department installed generators at any of (a) its offices or (b) the offices of the entities reporting to her as a result of load shedding; if so, what is the total cost of the (i) installation and (ii) running of these generators? PRIVATE BAG x 1000, PRETORIA, 0001, Tel: 082 677 2593 Enquiries: danisile.sambamba@dwcpd.gov.za Memorandum from the Parliamentary Office Minister National Assembly question for Written Reply: Question 1866CS Date: Recommended I Not Recommended:Ms. Jenny Schreiner Director General: Department of Women………../…………./2015 MINISTRY IN THE PRESIDENCY: WOMEN REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA NATIONAL ASSEMBLY QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY QUESTION NUMBER: 1866 DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 22 May 2015 INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 15 - 2015 1866. Ms N I Tarabella - Marchesi (DA) to ask the Minister in The Presidency: WomenSince 1 January 201 5, has her department installed generators at any of (a) its offices or (b) the offices of the entities reporting to her as a result of load shedding; if so, what is the total cost of the (i) installation and (ii) running of these generators? NW2087EReplyNo.Approved by the Minister onDate: 2015/06/08

Reply:

No.

 

 

Approved by the Minister on
Date: 2015/06/08

05 June 2015 - NW1706

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Boshoff, Ms SH to ask the Minister of Basic Education:

1) With reference to her reply to question 78 on 19 March 2015, in each province and each district, how many (a) educators who are teaching at public ordinary schools are employed by school governing bodies (SGBs) and (b) of the teachers so employed are (i) unqualified and (ii) underqualified to teach; (2) whether professional registration with the SA Council for Educators (SACE) is a prerequisite for employment as a teacher by an SGB; if not, why not; if so, how will she enforce such registration; (3) in respect of each province and each district, how many (a) educators are employed by independent schools and (b) of the teachers so employed are (i) unqualified and (ii) underqualified to teach; (4) whether professional registration with the SACE is a prerequisite for employment as a teacher by an independent school; if not, why not; if so, how will she enforce such registration? NW1891E

Reply:

(1) With reference to her reply to question 78 on 19 March 2015, in each province and each district, how many (a) educators who are teaching at public ordinary schools are employed by school governing bodies (SGBs) and (b) of the teachers so employed are (i) unqualified and (ii) underqualified to teach;

(a) and (b)(i) and (ii) Information on SGB appointees for 2015 is currently not available. It is being collated in the Provincial Education Departments (PEDs), as it was collected as part of the survey conducted on the 10th school day. It will be forwarded once it is available.

(2) whether professional registration with the SA Council for Educators (SACE) is a prerequisite for employment as a teacher by an SGB; if not, why not; if so, how will she enforce such registration;

In terms of the SACE Act, registration with the South African Council of Educators (SACE) is a pre-requisite for every person in order to be employed as a teacher in schools regardless of the sector. The School Governing Bodies cannot appoint a teacher without SACE certification.

(3) in respect of each province and each district, how many (a) educators are employed by independent schools and (b) of the teachers so employed are (i) unqualified and (ii) underqualified to teach;

(a) and (b)(i) and (ii) Information on SGB appointees for 2015 is currently not available. It is being collated in the Provincial Education Departments (PEDs), as it was collected as part of the survey conducted on the 10th school day. It will be forwarded once it is available.

(4) whether professional registration with the SACE is a prerequisite for employment as a teacher by an independent school; if not, why not; if so, how will she enforce such registration?

In terms of the SACE Act, registration with the South African Council of Educators (SACE) is a pre-requisite for every person in order to be employed as a teacher in schools regardless of the sector. Independent schools cannot appoint a teacher without SACE certification.

RESPONSE TO NATIONAL ASSEMBLY QUESTION 1706
 

 

COMPLIED BY:


MS  S GEYER (X3740)
CD/TH
DATE:


MT T KOJANA
DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GRENERAL: TEACHER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
DATE: 2015/05/20

 

05 June 2015 - NW1591

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Shaik Emam, Mr AM to ask the Mr A M Shaik Emam (NFP) to ask the Minister of Basic Education:

With reference to her reply to question 1748 on 10 October 2014 and in view of new schools countrywide that have just been completed and other schools that are in the process of completion, where no provision has been made for sport to form part of the school curriculum (details furnished), (a) why has her department not taken the necessary steps to (i) ensure that sport is included in the school curriculum and (ii) provide the necessary sporting facilities and (b) what steps will she take to rectify the relevant issues? NW1801E

Reply:

(a) (i) The provinces have been provided with the list of the new schools and have engaged with the schools to assist them in drawing up the sport programme as part of the school plan. The schools have been registered in the 2014 School league programme and are participating in the cluster competitions. The codes and federations are providing coach training to educators and special attention is paid to these new schools.

(a) (ii). The Regulations Relating to Minimum Uniform Norms and Standards for Public School Infrastructure, regulates the provision of sporting facilities, as with all other spaces that constitute a school. However, in some instances, due to topography or lack of sufficient space, it is not possible to provide such facilities.

(b) In such instances, schools make arrangements to use community facilities or to share with neighbouring schools that have such facilities.

 

 

COMPILER: MR R MAFOKO
EXT: X 4217

MR SG PADAYACHEE
DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL: PLANNING , INFORMATION AND ASSESSMENT
DATE: 2015/05/11


MR SG PADAYACHEE
ACTING DIRECTOR-GENERAL
DATE: 2015/05/11

QUESTION NO. 591 APPROVED / NOT APPROVED

MR ME SURTY, MP
DEPUTY MINISTER
DATE 2015/06/01

MRS AM MOTSHEKGA, MP
MINISTER
DATE: 2015/06/04

05 June 2015 - NW1739

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Grootboom, Mr GA to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1) Whether the officials from the Northern Cape Education Department that were implicated in ghost guest payments at Ous Meisies Lodge, Kimberley, have been suspended; if not, what action has she taken with regard to these officials; (2) what measures will she take to prevent a recurrence of such fraud in the future? NW1957E

Reply:

1. The Northern Cape Department of Education reported that they are awaiting the outcome of the investigation from the South African Police Services (SAPS) in order to make an informed decision regarding sanctions for those officials found to be liable of misconduct. Investigation by the SAPS is still in progress.

2. Numerous internal controls have been introduced in Supply Chain Management in the past few years to ensure that the possibility of fraud and corruption is kept to a minimum; if it does take place it becomes clearly detectable. The details of the actual transgressions have, however, not yet been shared by the SAPS.

 

QUESTION 1739
Compiled by:

Northern Cape: Education Department


MR SG PADAYACHEE
ACTING DIRECTOR-GENERAL
DATE: 2015/08/25

28 May 2015 - NW1616

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

Will his department contribute towards the establishment of Agri-parks, if so (a) what are the relevant details and (b) how much will his department contribute financially?

26 May 2015 - NW1463

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Walters, Mr TC to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(a) How many invoices from private contractors to her department currently remain unpaid for longer than 30 days and (b) in each case, what (i) are the details of the (aa) contractor and (bb) services provided and (ii) what is the (aa) date of the invoice and (bb) reason why the invoice was not paid within 30 days? NW1676E(a) One invoice from a private contractor was unpaid for longer than 30 days, please refer to the attached list as Annexure A.(b) (i) (aa) Mediro Belay Management Services.(bb) The Department bought computer hardware systems and Laptops.(ii) (aa) 17 March 201 5.(bb) The invoice was not paid within 30 days because there were discrepancies on the invoice regarding the delivered items.Find here: Annexure

Reply:

(a) One invoice from a private contractor was unpaid for longer than 30 days, please refer to the attached list as Annexure A.

(b) (i) (aa) Mediro Belay Management Services.

(bb) The Department bought computer hardware systems and Laptops.

(ii) (aa) 17 March 201 5.

(bb) The invoice was not paid within 30 days because there were discrepancies on the invoice regarding the delivered items.



Find here: Annexure

26 May 2015 - NW1130

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What amount did (i) his department and (ii) state entities reporting to him spend on each newspaper subscription in each month (aa) in the (aaa) 2011-12, (bbb) 2012-13 and (ccc) 2013-14 financial years and (bb) during the period 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified date for which information is available and; (b) how many copies of each newspaper were ordered on each day of the week (i) in each specified financial year and (ii) during the period 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified date for which information is available?

Reply:

Attached find here: (a) (i) The Department

26 May 2015 - NW1747

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

Will she make the Road Accident Fund Board meeting minutes for the (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14 financial years available? NW1965E

Reply:

The (a) (b) (c) minutes of the Road Accident Fund Board are "records" as defined in the Promotion of Access to Information Act, No. 2 of 2000 (PAIA), which Act regulates access to records of both public and private bodies. PAIA requires that a request for access to records must be made to the information officer of the public body concerned, in the present instance the Road Accident Fund.
Consequently, neither the Minister nor the Department of Transport are in a position to make the minutes of the Road Accident Fund Board available.

26 May 2015 - NW1744

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport:

What is the status of driving licence tenders? Question Number: 1744 Mr M S F de Freitas (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:What is the status of driving licence tenders? NW1962EQuestion Answer:The Department does not have any driving licence tenders.

Reply:

The Department does not have any driving licence tenders.

26 May 2015 - NW1748

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport:

(a) Which (i) properties and (ii) buildings does the Road Accident Fund own and (b) in each case, (i) when were the (aa) properties and (bb) buildings acquired and (ii) what (aa) was the total purchase cost and (bb) were the total associated costs?

Reply:

(a) The Road Accident Fund (RAF) does not own (title deeds registered in the name of the RAF) any properties (erven). Note that ownership of improvements (such as buildings) on properties is associated with the ownership of the property, and therefore the RAF does not own any buildings. The RAF has purchased the property on which its Menlyn office is situated, but the transfer of ownership has not yet occurred.

26 May 2015 - NW1745

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) Has the enquiry set up by her department into the train crash that occurred in Denver, Johannesburg on 28 April 2015, been concluded; if so, what were the (a) findings of the enquiry and (b) costs associated with the damage arising from this incident; (2) have any of the recommendations arising from the enquiry been implemented to date? NW1963E

Reply:

(1) (a) The Board of Inquiry has just commenced, it is expected that a report will be available in the next three months.

(b) The determination of the costs associated with the accident will be part of the Board of Inquiry.

(2) The Inquiry is still underway; once the recommendations are available the Rail Safety Regulator will ensure compliance.

26 May 2015 - NW1743

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Masango, Mr SJ to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) With regard to the R1.1 billion allocated to the Moloto Corridor, what amount is allocated to (a) the upgrade of the R573 and (b) the Moloto railway project; (2) will both projects start simultaneously; if not, when will the (a) upgrade of the R573 and (b) railway project (i) start and (ii) be completed in each case; (3) has an environmental impact assessment been conducted with respect to the railway project? NW1961E

Reply:

(1) (a) The full amount of R1.1 billion has been allocated over the next three years towards the upgrading of the R 573.

(b) No funding has been provided for the Moloto Rail Development Corridor.

(2) The upgrade of the R573 will commence before the railway project.

(a) (I) The upgrade of the R 573 will commence in the 2015/16 financial year.
(ii) The upgrade is planned to be concluded by 2017/18.

(b) (i) The Rail Project is a registered Public Private Partnership initiative that is currently in Treasury Approval 1 stage.

(ii) Should funding be approved, two years to finalise the detailed design and five years for the construction of the rail project.

(3) An Environmental due diligence has been undertaken as part of the Treasury Approval 1 feasibility process and no environmental fatal flaws has been found related to the railway project. A detailed Environmental Impact Assessment will be commissioned following Treasury Approval 1. approval, by National Treasury.

26 May 2015 - NW1749

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Mr C H H Hunsinger (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(a) Which (i) properties and (ii) buildings are leased by the Road Accident Fund and (b) in each case, (i) who are they leased from, (ii) on what date did the lease commence and (iii) what is the total monthly (aa) costs and (bb) associated costs? NW1967E

Reply:

(a) The Road Accident Fund leases office space in respect of the (i) properties on which the (ii) following buildings are situated:
 

 

(b)(i) from the following persons

b)(ii) with lease commencement date being:

(b) (iii) (aa) with the total monthly costs (rental):

and (b)(iii)(bb) with associated monthly operating costs (which is a variable cost), per the last invoice received:

Metropolitan life building

Drury Lane Properties (Pty) Ltd

1 April 2014

R529 773.05

R186 738.01

Embassy building

Delta Property Fund

1 April 2014

R698 170.12

R176 443.65

Marble Towers

Joburg Skyscrapers (Pty) Ltd

1 April 2014

R894 536.05

R208 026.67

Eco Square

M&T Commercial Fund

1 Nov 2012

R45 731 .00

R10 119.48

Thibault Square

The Truzen 6 Trust

1 April 2012

R607 339.69

R313 102.73


Attached please find here: Response Continued

26 May 2015 - NW1746

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) How many immediate on-the-spot payments were made to road accident victims, via the Road Accident Fund's On the Road Campaign in each province in the (i) 201 1-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years and (b) in each case (i) to whom were the payments made, (ii) what amount did each person get paid, (iii) who administered the payouts and (iv) who made the decision on what amount should be paid out?NW1964EReplyThe Road Accident Fund (RAF) (a) did not make any immediate on-the-spot payments to road accident victims, via the Road Accident Fund's On the Road Campaign in any of the provinces in (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years and (b) (i) no such payments were made to any person, (ii) no amount was paid to any person, (iii) no payouts were administered because none were made, and (iv) no decisions on what amount should be paid were taken as no such payments were made.

Reply:

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) (a) did not make any immediate on-the-spot payments to road accident victims, via the Road Accident Fund's On the Road Campaign in any of the provinces in (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years and (b) (i) no such payments were made to any person, (ii) no amount was paid to any person, (iii) no payouts were administered because none were made, and (iv) no decisions on what amount should be paid were taken as no such payments were made.

26 May 2015 - NW1750

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Masango, Mr SJ to ask the Minister of Transport:

(a) What total amount was given to the SA Taxi Council (i) in the (aa) 2012-13. (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) 2014-15 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2015 and (b) what were these funds used for in each case?

Reply:

(a) (i) Payments to SANTACO are as follows:

(aa) 2012-13 financial year R16 460 000.00

(bb) 2013-14 financial year R17 365 00

(cc) 2014-15 financial year R18 407 000.00

(ii) The process of concluding an MOA with SANTACO for the 2015/16 year is still underway, therefore no payment has been made since April 2015

(b) These amounts are allocated to SANTACO every financial year based on the recommendations of the 1996 National Taxi Task Team (NTTT) that comprised of members from Provincial Departments, the National Department and the Taxi Industry. Key recommendations of the National Taxi Task Team were:

Formalization of the Taxi industry

▪ Regulation and Control
▪ Training and Capacity Building
▪ Safety and Law Enforcement
▪ Economic Empowerment

Government committed to funding the establishment of SANTACO to support the formalisation of the Industry as well as to implement the key recommendations of the National Taxi Task Team.

25 May 2015 - NW1626

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Bhanga, Mr BM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1) What (a) is the entire budget and (b) amount was spent thus far on the renovation of the palaces of Mpumalanga's (i) King Makhosoke II and (ii) King Mabhoko; (2) what is the budget for the building of four new Traditional Council offices; (3) what (a) benefits did the royal households of Mpumalanga receive from the Government in the 2014-15 financial year and (b) is the rand values of these benefits? NW 1843E

Reply:

(1) (a) The entire budget for the refurbishment was R 2 million.

(1) (b) An amount of R 2 million was spent on the renovations.

(i) For King MakhosokeII an amount of R 1 million was spent.

(ii) For King Mabhoko Ill an amount of R 1 million was spent.

(2) The budget for the construction of the Traditional Council offices was R10 million.

(3) The Honourable Member is requested to note that the Department does not provide any benefits to the royal households. The Provincial government budgets for administrative grants for traditional councils/king's council as well as funding for cultural events.

25 May 2015 - NW1672

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Ms N I Tarabella Marches1 (DA) to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

(1) With reference to his replies to question 939 on 14 April 2015 and question 953 on 14 April 2015, how does he reconcile the requirements of section 24 and 25 of the Municipal Demarcation Act, Act 27 of 1998, with his conclusion that the lkwezi Local Municipality should be merged with the Baviaans and Camdeboo municipalities?

Reply:

(1) The response to question 953 clearly states that the request that was made to the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) was done after consultation with the Eastern Cape Province.

Subsequent to receiving the request from the Minister, it is the prerogative of the MDB to apply the provisions of sections 24 and 25 of the Municipal Demarcation Act when determining or redetermining municipal boundaries.

The final assessment and decision on any determination or redetermination of municipal boundaries rests with the MDB, and neither the Ministry nor the Department has any legislative authority to make any decision in this regard.

20 May 2015 - NW1553

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Basic Education

( 1 ) What number of Grade 11 learners in each district (a) progressed to Grade 12 in terms of the fail-once-per-phase policy at the end of the (i) 2013 and (ii) 2014 academic years and (b) who progressed to Grade 12 failed (i) 2 subjects. (ii) 3 subjects, (iii) 4 subjects. (iv) 5 subjects and (v) more than 5 subjects at the end of the (aa) 2013 and (bb) 2014 academic years: (2) what number of Grade 11 learners in each district who progressed to Grade 12 at the end of the 2013 academic year passed the National Senior Certificate examinations (a) at the end of2014 (3) whether any province arranged (a) Easter camps and/or (b) other targeted interventions aimed specifically at learners who have been progressed to Grade 12: if so. (i) which (aa) provinces and/or (bb) districts. (ii) what is the nature of the interventions that (aa) have taken and (bb) will still take place. (iii) what is the cost of each intervention which has been planned and (iv) how will the impact of such interventions be measured: (4) (a) what total number of submissions were received in response to the call for written submissions from stakeholder bodies and members of the public on the Draft Amendment Regulations Pertaining to the National Curriculum Statement Grades R-12. published in the Government Gazette 38225 on 19 November 2014. (b) from whom have the submissions emanated. (c) what portion of the submissions made reference to promotion requirements and (d)(i) what steps will she take with respect to these submissions and (ii) when will she lake these steps? NW1764E

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20 May 2015 - NW1673

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

(1) What (a) educator training centers exist in each (i) province and (ii) district, (b) are the details of all training courses offered at each specified centre, including the (i) target market, (ii) duration and (iii) frequency of each specified course and (c) are the details, including qualifications, of the trainers or facilitators employed or contracted at each training center to conduct courses; (2) Whether the operation of all training centers resides under the provincial departments of education. (3) (a) Which (i) training centers and (ii) training programmes are accredited by the South African Council for Educators (SACE) and (b)(i) why are some training centers and programmes not accredited by SACE and (ii) what does she intend to do to rectify this situation; (4) How does she ensure that training programmes offered by each training center are appropriate, based on departmental priorities and the specific needs of educators served by the center; (5) (a) How does she ensure that each educator (i) attends the requisite amount of hours of training aimed at professional development, (ii) attends appropriate training, based on what the educator teaches and what the educator's development needs are, (b) how does she measure the effectiveness of each training intervention and (c) what action is taken when it is determined that any training intervention is (i) entirely or largely ineffective, or (ii) particularly effective, in improving learner outcomes?

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20 May 2015 - NW1603

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1) Whether, with reference to her reply to question 309 on 4 March 2014. All teacher vacancies in Eastern Cape schools have been filled as she envisaged they would be by the end of the first school quarter; if not, (a) why not and (b) as at the start of the second quarter in respect of each district. how many vacancies existed at the level of (i) principal. (ii) deputy principal, (iii) head of department and (iv) post level I teachers; (2) in respect of each district since 4 February 2015. how many (a) vacancies have been filled through the utilisation of (i) teachers previously in excess of the establishment. (ii) Funza Lushaka bursars, (iii) temporary teachers. (iv) new graduates who were not Funza Lushaka bursars and/or (v) other sources: (3) (a) what are the relevant details of the shortage of(i) Afrikaans teachers and (ii) SeSotho teachers. identified for each educator level in respect of each district and (b) what measures are implemented to address the identified shortages; (4) (a) how many Funza Lushaka bursars assigned to the Eastern Cape in 2014 were not placed in 2014. (b) why were the specified bursars not placed and (c) whether these bursars are now free of their contractual obligations: (5) (a) how many (i) Funza Lushaka bursars have been assigned to the Eastern Cape in 2015, including any allocation rolled over from 2014 and (ii) have been placed in substantive posts and (b) what strategy exists to ensure the placement of the entire allocation? NW1820E

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19 May 2015 - NW1600

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Dudley, Ms C to ask the Minister of Transport

(1) What arrangement does her department have with certain companies (names furnished) with regard to the decryption key for the barcode on driving licences; (2) do the specified companies own the decryption keys; if not, who owns the keys; (3) can other entities acquire a similar arrangement as the specified companies and get access to the decryption key; if so, what are the relevant details? W1816E

Reply:

(1) To our knowledge, there is no agreement(s) which the Department has with any Security Company regarding the decryption key for the barcode on driving licences;

(2) The decryption keys are the property of the state under Department of Transport.

(3) So far as we are aware, the Department of Transport does not have any arrangements security companies

19 May 2015 - NW1703

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Transport

(1) What is the revenue that was generated in each month by the e-tolling system since the day it was switched on until the latest specified date for which information is available; (2) what is the monthly revenue required to run the e-tolling system at a profit; (3) what are the respective monthly expenses that have to be paid by the monthly revenue from the day the e-tolling system was switched on until the latest specified date for which information is available; (4) how many e-tags were registered in each month since the day the system was switched on until the latest specified date for which information is available; (5) how many e-tags were deregistered in each month since the day the system was switched on until the latest specified date for which information is available? NW1924E AssemblyQuestion Number: 1703Adv A de W Alberts (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Transport:(1) What is the revenue that was generated in each month by the e-tolling system since the day it was switched on until the latest specified date for which information is available;(2) what is the monthly revenue required to run the e-tolling system at a profit;(3) what are the respective monthly expenses that have to be paid by the monthly revenue from the day the e-tolling system was switched on until the latest specified date for which information is available;(4) how many e-tags were registered in each month since the day the system was switched on until the latest specified date for which information is available;(5) how many e-tags were deregistered in each month since the day the system was switched on until the latest specified date for which information is available? NW1924EREPLY: (1) The following graphs indicate the actual cash received (1) as well as the expected I forecasted revenue (2) per month.Attached find here: GFIP Toll Receipts Actual vs Forecast Rmillion

Reply:

(1) The following graphs indicate the actual cash received (1) as well as the expected I forecasted revenue (2) per month.

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18 May 2015 - NW1675

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

With reference to the Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Development Initiative school building project in Lephalale, (a) when was the Sedibeng School for Children with Special Educational Needs projected to be completed, (b) what are the reasons for delaying the opening, (c) when will this school open for learners, (d) what was the contract value for this project and (e) who was the contractor of the project?

Reply:

a) The completion of Sedibeng School for Children with Special Education Needs was planned for I0 December 2014. However, practical completion was achieved on 10 December 2011. The school was ready for occupation for the new school year.
b) The completion of a new school always brings a surge of interest and on post construction the school advised that enrolment was likely to increase. The Principal, on advice of the Circuit Manager. was unwilling to move into the Sedibeng School for Children with Special Education Needs with what he considered to be insufficient furniture. in anticipation of the increased enrolment. This necessitated the generation of a variation order to procure additional furniture and other sundry items for the hostels.

Furniture had been procured and delivered according to the enrolment figures at project inception. In light of this. the Department decided to provide the additional furniture and sundry items as per the school's request. The expected delivery of the additional furniture and the items requested is expected to be concluded by the end of May 2015.

c) The school is ready for learners. As soon as the additional furniture and sundry items requested are delivered, the principal can take occupation.

d) The contract value was R39.487 092.00.
e) The contractor appointed was Marnolda Building and Civil Contractors.

18 May 2015 - NW1676

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

(1) How many (a) departmental employees and (b) family members of departmental employees received tender awards and/or contracts from the province or municipality during the period that the Limpopo Department of Education was placed under section 100(1)(b) administration from December 2011 until 2015; (2) (a) how many of these employees were (i) teachers and (ii) principals and (b) in each case, (i) under which supplier name did these employees do business with the state, (ii) what was the amount of each tender award and/or contract and (iii) what actions were taken against these employees?

Reply:

The Limpopo Education Department has been requested to provide information, once this is received it will be provided.

15 May 2015 - NW1606

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Boshoff, Ms SH to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1) Whether she is aware of a report of the assault on two learners by a teacher at a secondary school in Tembisa on the East Rand, which went viral on social media in the week of 13 to 17 April 2015: if so. (2) what (a) are the details of' the assault. (b) action was taken by (i) officials of the Gauteng provincial department of education and (ii) other organs of state subsequent to the assault and (c) is the current status of the assault allegation? NWIS23E

Reply:

(1) Whether she is aware of a report of the assault on two learners by a teacher at a secondary school in Tembisa on the East Rand. which went viral on social media in the week of 13 to 17 .April 2015; if so,

(1) (a) Yes. the Gauteng Department of' Education is aware of the report.

(2) what (a) are the details of' the assault. (b) action was taken by (i) officials of the Gauteng provincial department of education and (ii) other organs of state subsequent to the assault and (c) is the current status of the assault allegation?

(2) (a) An educator assaulted the learner and used vulgar language against the learner.

(b)(i) The educator has been placed on precautionary transfer, pending the disciplinary proceedings: and

(ii) It is currently not clear whether other organs of state have taken any action against the educator.

(c) Yes. the investigation has been completed and the educator will be served with charges regarding the alleged assault and the use of vulgar language

08 May 2015 - NW1081

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

What amount did (a) her department and (b) entities reporting to her spend on advertising in the New Age newspaper in the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years? NW1246E

Reply:

(a) The department spent the following amounts on advertising in The New Age newspaper:

(i) Not applicable
(ii) Not applicable
(iii) 2013-14 – no expenditure incurred.

 

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Date: 6/05/2015
 

08 May 2015 - NW1380

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister in The Presidency: Women

(a) What number of (i) financial, (ii) forensic and/or (iii) other investigations that were commissioned by her department have been completed since 1 April 2013 and (b) in each case, what are the relevant details on the (i) investigation including a synopsis of the facts and findings of each case, (ii) persons or third parties responsible for each investigation, (iii) total cast to date of each investigation and (iv) appropriate steps taken against officials and third parties implicated of wrongdoing in the findings of the investigations? NW1592E

Reply:

(a) Not applicable


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08 May 2015 - NW1116

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McGluwa, Mr JJ to ask the Minister in the Presidency: Women

(a) What amount did (i) her department and (ii) state entities reporting to her spend on each newspaper subscription in each month (aa) in the (aaa) 2011-12, (bbb) 2012-13 and (ccc) 2013-14 financial year and (bb) during the period 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified date for which information is available and (b) how many copies of each newspaper were ordered on each day of the week (i) in each specified financial year and (ii) during the period 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified date for which information is available?

Reply:

(a) (i) Not applicable
(ii) Not applicable

(aaa) Not applicable
(bbb) Not applicable

(bb) Not applicable

(b) Not applicable

(i) Not applicable
(ii) Not applicable

 

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Date: 6/05/2015

08 May 2015 - NW1450

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister in the Presidency: Women

(a) How many invoices from private contractors to her department currently remains unpaid for longer than 30 day and (b) in each case, what (i) are the details of the (aa) contractor and (bb) services provided and (ii) what is the (aa) date of the invoice and (bb) reason why the invoice was not paid within 30 days? NW1663E

Reply:

(a) The department does not have any invoices from private contractors currently unpaid for longer than 30 days.

(b) Not applicable.


 

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Date: 6/05/2015

08 May 2015 - NW1151

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister in the Presidency: Women

(a) How many sick leave days were taken by employees of her department in 2013-14 financial year and (b) what was the total cost thereof in rands ? NW1351E

Reply:

Refer to the Department’s Annual Report.


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Date: 6/05/2015

04 May 2015 - NW1414

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McLoughlin, Mr AR to ask the Mr A R McLoughlin (DA) to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency:

Does her department have a Regulatory Burden Reduction strategy in place; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the strategy? NW1627E

Reply:

No, the department does not administer legislation that has a regulatory obligation and therefore, it has not developed a strategy to reduce a regulatory burden.


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Date: 24/04/2015

14 April 2015 - NW977

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Health

(a) How many government hospitals in, (i) Namaqualand and (ii) Kleinzee were closed in the past five financial years, and in each case, what is the (aa) name, (bb) location and (cc) reason for the closure of each specified hospital?

Reply:

(i) In Namakwa there are 2 district hospitals; Dr van Niekerk Hosp in Springbok and Abraham Esau Hosp in Calvinia. No public hospital was closed in the Namakwa District during the past 10 or more years.

(ii) Kleinzee Hospital is a private facility owned by De Beers Mining Company and was closed due to the down scaling of the mining activities in Kleinzee.

(aa) - (bb) The Department has no record of any Government Hospitals that have closed in Namaqualand nor in Kleinzee.

(cc) The only Hospital in Namakwa or in Kleinzee that closed in the past 5 years is the Private Hospital which is still owned by De Beers. In this regard there is an engagement process for the facility to be donated to the Northern Cape Department of Health.

The facility was closed due to De Beers scaling down their operations and moving their staff to other business units across SA and Southern Africa.

14 April 2015 - NW711

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Atkinson, Mr P to ask the Minister of Health:

Does his department have any plans in place to convert the Lenasia South Community Centre into a 24-hour hospital; if not, are there any other plans in place for a 24-hour health facility in Lenasia; if so, when is such conversion set to take place?

Reply:

Yes.

There are plans to upgrade the Lenasia South Community Health Centre into a 250 bedded district hospital. These plans are still in the design phase.

In the mean time there are plans to have seventy six (76) step down beds activated in the Community Health Center and a 24 hour casualty and an emergency service.

The project for the step down beds is at an advanced stage and it is planned that the patients will be admitted by 01 June 2015.

Minor renovations are currently underway in the casualty and emergency area.

It is envisaged that provision of 24 hour emergency services will thus commence on 01 October 2015.

END.

14 April 2015 - NW617

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James, Ms LV to ask the Minister of Health:

Whether he has a plan to address the quality of dental care offered to the poor; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Yes.

1. The Department is currently providing school primary preventive oral health programmes to Quintile 1 and 2 schools in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education, as part of the Integrated School Health Programme (ISHP). The services consist of:

a. Dental screening;
b. Oral health education;
c. Tooth brushing sessions;
d. Tooth fissure sealant applications; and
e. Basic treatment services.

2. The Department has purchased Mobile Dental Clinics, equipped with dental equipment and instruments, for the NHI pilot districts, to provide oral health services to children at schools and areas that are difficult to reach. This serves to improve access to services to communities that are poor.

3. The Department conducts quarterly visits to facilities in districts and provinces to assess the quality of oral health services that are used by the poor. Reports with recommendations are then sent to relevant provinces to take remedial action where necessary. Such exercises help to improve quality of oral health services.

4. The Ideal Clinic initiative aims to include and improve oral health services at Primary Health Care Level by ensuring availability of appropriate infrastructure, equipment and human resources to render quality oral health services.

5. Placement of Community Service Dentists in rural areas and also to areas where there were no oral health services have increased and therefore the access to oral services has increased to poor communities.

END.

12 April 2015 - NW714

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Kohler-Barnard, Ms D to ask the Ms D Kohler (DA) asked the Minister of Public Works:

(1) Of all the different properties leased to his department, (a) which top ten (i) companies and/or (ii) persons lease the specified properties to his department and (b) where are each of the specified properties situated; (2) for each of the specified properties, (a) which department(s) is currently occupying the properties, (b) what is the rental price per square meter and (c) what is the total size of each property?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works

(1) (a) (i) and (ii) below is a list of the top 10 landlords that the Department of Public Works is leasing property from. The landlords are classified as being in the top 10 in terms of cost to the Department and the number of properties leased (see Annexure A).

The landlords are as follows:

    1. Delta Property Fund
    2. Redefine Properties Limited
    3. Rebosis Property Fund Limited
    4. Encha Properties Trust (PTY) Ltd.
    5. JHI Properties (PTY) Ltd.
    6. Tacora Investments (PTY) Ltd.
    7. Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc.
    8. Summermania Seven (PTY) Ltd.
    9. Mergence Africa Property Investments
    10. Premium Properties Ltd.

(1) (b) Please refer to the attached Annexure (B).

(2) (a), (b) and (c) Please refer to the attached Annexure (A and B).

09 April 2015 - NW945

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Boshoff, Ms SH to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1) How many learners in each province are current repeating (a) Grade 9, (b) Grade 10 and (c) Grade 11; (2) what remedial assistance has her department developed to assist learners who with progress to (a) Grade 10, (b) Grade 11 and (c) Grade 12 without having met the promotion requirements? NW1103

Reply:

1. (a) (b) (c) The sector is currently finalizing the data for the repeating learners with will be available by April 2015. For the 2015 academic year, provinces are are expecting to submit by the end of October 2015, according to Government Gazette 29757. However, the sector is able to provide the requested data for 2012 and 2013.
 

2012 REPEATING LEARNERS

 

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

EASTERN CAPE

17 675

33 931

33 267

FREE STATE

18 019

20 063

11 616

GAUTENG

23 133

45 120

22 942

KWAZULU-NATAL

5 858

9 286

8 022

LIMPOPO

50 514

61 641

38 903

MPUMALANGA

16 076

26 310

19 776

NORTHERN CAPE

4 518

6 017

4 220

NORTH WEST

11 054

17 548

9 325

WESTERN CAPE

14 832

12 587

6 944

Source: EMIS 2013

2013 REPEATING LEARNERS

 

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

EASTERN CAPE

18 675

36 264

31 191


Attached please find here: 2013 REPEATING LEARNERS continued