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05 March 2021 - NW23

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(a). What are the reasons that cultural archives, museums and some libraries are still closed and (b) by what date will they open?

Reply:

(a). Archives, Museums and Libraries reporting to the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture are open to the public and are following strict COVID-19 protocols. All these Entities were opened according to the amendment of directions issued in terms of regulation 4(10) of the regulations made under section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002, dated 6 July 2020.

However, libraries in some districts that have been declared hotspots may still be closed. It must be noted that some libraries may be temporarily closed to comply with COVID-19 regulations issued under the Disaster Management Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

(b). The closed libraries will be opened upon the easing of COVID-19 regulations

05 March 2021 - NW25

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture”

1. Given his decision to remove retired judge Zak Yacoob as Chairperson of the interim board of Cricket South Africa, what reasons motivated him to appoint Dr Stavros Nicolaou as his replacement; 2. what expertise has he found will Dr Nicolaou bring to his department, after he has been appointed for a third term by the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, to the board of Brand South Africa, and appointed by the Minister of Public Enterprises as Chairman of the Board of SA Express

Reply:

1. In appointing Dr Stavros Nicolaou as a replacement for Judge Zak Yacoob to chair the Cricket SA Interim Board, the Minister took the following facts into consideration, amongst others: -

  • A replacement coming from Interim Board, for continuity purposes
  • business acumen of the incumbent
  • interpersonal skills
  • his active supportive role when Judge Yacoob was still the Chairperson.
  • His acumen in Corporate governance issues was an added advantage.

2. Dr Stavros Nicolaou will be replacing Judge Yacoob for the balance of the Cricket SA Interim Board tenure, which is April 2021. Dr Nicolaou was considered for his business knowledge and experience gained in public entities like Brand SA, Public Enterprise and SA Express as the kind of skills the Interim Board would benefit from in discharging their public mandate. That has also assisted in ensuring that he hits the ground running as Interim Board Chairperson.

05 March 2021 - NW191

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1). Whether, with reference to his reply to oral question 642 on 25 November 2020, the 2010 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust has purchased any property since its establishment; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what is the physical address of the property, (b) on what date was each property purchased, (c) what was the cost of each property, (d) in whose name is property registered and (e) what was the reason for each purchase; (2). whether any of the above properties have been subsequently sold, if not, what is the position in this regard, if so, (a) to whom was each property sold, (b) for what amount was each property sold and (c) on what date was each property sold?

Reply:

(1) and (2). The 2010 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust indicated that the Trust did not buy any property and does not intend to buy any property.

05 March 2021 - NW46

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

What total (a) number of artists has his Department managed to assist to deal with the restrictions introduced to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and (b) amount has his Department spent to date to assist the specified artist.

Reply:

At the moment we are busy with the third wave of assisting artists through this difficult period. I will be able to furnish the Honourable Member with concrete information once the process is completed.

05 March 2021 - NW24

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

Whether he had been informed of the break-in at the Museum Africa in Gauteng in November 2020 and the damage done to the music exhibition and art collection after water pipes were broken during the break-in; if not, why not, if so, (a) has he sent persons to assess the cost of the damage and are the plans in place to prevent the same thing from happening again?

Reply:

Unfortunately, I have not been informed of the break-in and the extent of the damage done to the Music exhibition and the art collection that took place at Museum Africa in Gauteng in November 2020. Museum Africa is managed by the City of Johannesburg and not one of our entities.

05 March 2021 - NW14

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Zungula, Mr V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1). Whether he has been informed that the current leadership of Basketball South Africa is unconstitutional as per the amended constitution ratified at the Annual General Meeting on 23 August 2014, due to a quorum not being achieved and elections not having taken place since 2016; if not, why not; if so, what steps will he take in this regard; (2). what are the reasons that his department is still approving funding for activities when reports from the provinces indicate that no activities are taking place, let alone the existence of governing structures within the broader Basketball South Africa spectrum; (3). what are the reasons that the financial statements have not been audited for the past five financial years, even though the submission of audited financial statements is one of the criteria for federations to receive funding; (4). whether he is in a position to give account with regard to (a) who compiled the financial statements and (b) who audited such statements prior to 2018; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1). The Minister has not been informed that the current leadership of Basketball SA is unconstitutional. However, the Minister is aware of the problems experienced by Basketball SA. The Minister in conjunction with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee is engaging Basketball SA to solve the problems bedevilling the sport in order to place in an acceptable administrative position.

2). The Department has not transferred any funds to Basketball SA since 2016. This recognizing that the organization was non-compliant with the minimum requirements for receiving Government Grant.

3). Basketball SA indicated that they were not receiving favourable cooperation from their previous Auditors, Sithole SS Chartered Accounts. They indicated that as a result they have had to change the Auditors.

4). (a) Basketball SA indicated that Bakgone Chartered Accounts compiled the financial statements.

(b) Basketball SA indicated that Sithole SS Chartered Accounts were the Auditors for the organization until 2019. However, did not complete the audits since 2016 / 2017 financial year hence Basketball SA had to change Auditors to Bakgone Chartered Accounts. Bagkone Chartered Accounts thereafter conducted Audits for the financial years since 2016 / 2017 to date 2019 /2020.

05 March 2021 - NW200

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

On what date will he furnish Mr G R Krumboch with the information with regard to his replies to questions (a) 1530, (b) 1531 and (c) 1613 on 29 july 2020, which have not been answered?

Reply:

(a). Question No.1530 was responded

REPLY

1) According to the Audited Financial Statements for Durban 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid Project provided by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee the Operating Expenses amounted to R114,288,883.

2) (a) and (b) The following is the breakdown of Revenue as per the Audited Financial Statements provided by SASCOC;

CONTRIBUTING ENTITY

AMOUNT

SAA

1,546,284

Sport and Recreation SA

1,000,000

Kwa Zulu Natal Sport and Recreation

17,500,000

EThekwini Municipality

17,500,000

National Lotteries Commission

63,000,000

Gride Investments (dividend)

12,000,000

(b). QUESTION No. 1531

What is the (a) name of each athlete in the Operational Excellence Courses Programme of his department and (b) average monthly amount paid to an athlete for participating in the specified programme? NW1902E

REPLY

Question no. 1531 was responded to.

(c). QUESTION No. 1613

Whether (a) the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, (b) the SA Sports Trust and (c) any national federation pays any amounts to sponsorship consultants; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (i) are the names of the consultants, (ii) total amount is paid to each specified consultant each month, (iii) is the total amount paid to the consultant by each specified entity and (iv) is the monetary value of the sponsorship that each consultant has secured since their appointment(s)? NW1997E

REPLY

Question no. 1613 was responded to.

05 March 2021 - NW59

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Mokgotho, Ms SM to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether the water tank which was installed inside a resident stand in Ward 24 in the Moses Kotane Local Municipality was intended to serve residents of Ward 24; if not, why did the specified municipality install a water tank inside one resident stand only; if so, why was the water tank installed inside a private citizen stand?

Reply:

The Department of Water and Sanitation has advised that it did not install a water tank inside a resident’s stand in Ward 24 in the Moses Kotane Local Municipality.

The Honourable Member is therefore advised to address the question to my colleague, the Minister of Corporative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), as that Department is responsible for oversight over municipalities.

Honourable Member, it is important to distinguish the functions of various government departments and the different spheres of government when it comes to access to water and sanitation services.

  • The Department of Water and Sanitation is the custodian of water and in terms of the National Water Act is responsible for ensuring that water as a resource is allocated equitably and used beneficially in the public interest, while promoting environmental values.
  • Schedule 4B of the Constitution places the function of provision of water services to local government (municipalities).
  • Section 154 of the Constitution places a responsibility on national and provincial government to support and regulate local government in carrying out this mandate.
  • Section 3 of the Water Services Act outlines the right of access to basic water supply and sanitation which mandates that “everyone has a right of access to basic water supply and basic sanitation” and places the responsibility on Water Services Authorities to ensure that they develop a Water Services Development Plan (WSDP) to ensure the realisation of this right.
  • Section 4 of the Water Services Act sets conditions for the provision of water services.
  • Section 9 of the Water Services Act prescribes that the Minister may from time to time develop compulsory national norms and standards for water services which outline the exact levels of services that municipalities must provide.
  • Section 10 of the Water Services Act provides norms and standards for setting tariffs for the provision of water services.
  • Section 11 of the Water Services Act mandates that “every Water Services Authority has the duty to all consumers or potential consumers in its area of jurisdiction to progressively ensure efficient, affordable, economical and sustainable access to water services.”
  • Section 84(1) d of the Municipal Structures Act mandates that municipalities are responsible for the provision of potable water and domestic waste water disposal systems.

05 March 2021 - NW111

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

How much (a) State-owned land and (b) land identified for land reform will be transferred to (i) the National Department of Human Settlements and (ii) the Provincial Departments of Human Settlements for the provision of serviced sites for human settlement developments?

Reply:

(a) State-owned land in the extent of 14 018 hectares held nationally by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure has been identified and approved by Cabinet for release in order to advance the development of human settlements.

(b) The identified land parcels will be released by way of Power of Attorney in favour of the Housing Development Agency (HDA) to enable immediate joint development planning in conjunction with the various Provincial Human Settlements Departments and the respective municipalities. The identified land also addresses urban land reform through human settlements development.

05 March 2021 - NW113

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Will she furnish Ms E L Powell with the full details of every temporary residential unit project of her department across the Republic that commenced between 1 March 2020 and 1 October 2020, which (a) exceeded R70 000 per unit cost including civil works and infrastructure costs and (b) did not comply with National Norms and Standards as per the National Housing Code: Volume 4: Part 3: Emergency Housing Programme?

Reply:

Honourable Member, in Region A (Western Cape, Eastern Cape and the North Cape Provinces):

(a) All the TRUs under implementation do not exceed R70 000 per unit.

(b) The Mdantsane/Duncan Village project yield is 1174, of which 276 units have been completed. The TRUs do not comply with the National Norms and Standards (SANS 517) according to the assessment conducted by the NHBRC. A rational design was carried out by an independent Structural Engineer to ensure that the minimum norms and standards as outlined in the National Housing Code Volume 4 are met and exceeded in some circumstances.

In Region B (Gauteng, Limpopo and the North West Provinces):

(a) All the TRUS under implementation do not exceed R70 000 per unit.

(b) There are 40 units in Limpopo Province (Talana Project located in Tzaneen) which, according to the assessment done by the NHBRC do not comply with the national norms and standards e.g SANS 517.

However, having taken cognisance of the NHBRC report, the Housing Development Agency (HDA) has since appointed independent Engineers to oversee the corrective measures that are currently being implemented and in progress.

05 March 2021 - NW112

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

What legislation informs the (a) provincial departments’ legal right to (i) determine its own housing plans in line with allocated budgets and (ii) determine, advertise and award its own contracts related to the provision of those planned human settlement developments and (b) National Department of Human Settlements’ legal and legislative right to request that all contracts referred to in (ii) above must first be approved by an accounting and/or procurement officer employed in the national department?

Reply:

(a)(i) Section 7 of the Housing Act, 1997 (Act no 107 of 1997), requires that every provincial government must, after consultation with provincial organisations representing municipalities, as contemplated in section 163(a) of the Constitution, do everything in its power to promote and facilitate the provision of adequate housing in its province within the framework of national housing policy.

Furthermore, in subsection 2 (d) provincial governments are required to co-ordinate housing development in the province; and (g) prepare and maintain a multi-year plan in respect of the execution in the province of every national housing programme and every provincial housing programme, which is consistent with national housing policy and in accordance with the guidelines that the Minister approves for the financing of such a plan.

(ii) Section 17 of the Division of Revenue Act, 2020 (Act no 4 of 2020) provides that:

(1) Despite any other legislation to the contrary, an allocation referred to in Schedules 4 to 7 may only be used for the purpose stipulated in the Schedule concerned and in accordance with the applicable framework.

(2) (a) A framework may provide for components within a conditional allocation that are subject to specific conditions.

(b) A transferring officer may shift funds from one component to another—

(i) after consulting the relevant receiving officer;

(ii) with the approval of the National Treasury; and

(iii) in accordance with the applicable appropriation legislation.

(b) Section 10 (1) (a) of the Division of Revenue Act, 2020 (Act no 4 of 2020) provides that the transferring officer of a Schedule 5 or 6 allocation must—

(a) not later than 14 days after this Act takes effect, certify to the National Treasury that—

(i) any monitoring or system that is used, is compatible and integrated with and does not duplicate other relevant national, provincial and local systems; and

(ii) any plans required in terms of the framework of a Schedule 5 allocation regarding the use of the allocation by— (aa) a province, have been approved before the start of the financial year

 

The Act further provides in Section 10 (1) (b) of the Division of Revenue Act, 2020 (Act no 4 of 2020), that the transferring officer of a Schedule 5 or 6 allocation must (b) in respect of Schedule 5 allocations—

(i) transfer funds only after receipt of all information required to be submitted by the receiving officer in terms of this Act and after submission of all relevant information to the National Treasury;

(ii) transfer funds in accordance with the payment schedule determined in terms of section 23, unless allocations are withheld or stopped in terms of section 18 or 19; and

(iii) deposit funds only into the primary bank account of the relevant province or municipality; and

(c) comply with the applicable framework.

05 March 2021 - NW147

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

(1). What is the total amount of Iziko Museum budget that has been (a) allocated to upgrade and maintain infrastructure over the past five financial years and (b) actually spent on maintenance and infrastructure of each building under the care of Iziko; (2). What are details of (a) the persons who are responsible for maintenance and upgrading of all infrastructure and (b) maintenance and upgrading that has been done on each of the buildings under the care of Iziko?

Reply:

1.(a). In terms of Section 4 of the Government Immovable Asset Management Act (GIAMA), 2007 (Act No. 19 of 2007) as amended, the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC), the Executive Authority of Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko Museums), is the user of the following buildings that are occupied by Iziko Museums:

  • Bertram House and Bertram House Annexe, (early 19th century)
  • Bo-Kaap Museum (early 19th century)
  • Koopmans-de Wet House (18th century)
  • National Mutual Building (20th century) housing the Social History Centre
  • Old Town House (18th century) housing the Michaelis Collection
  • Rust en Vreugd Museum (late 18th century) and Rust en Vreugd Annexe
  • Slave Lodge (foundation was laid in 1679, but sections were added in 17th and 18th centuries)
  • SA Museum (late 19th century) and Planetarium (20th century)
  • SA National Gallery (20th century) and SA National Gallery Annexe

The Minister of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has been appointed as the custodian of immovable assets, which vest in the national sphere of government and is thus the caretaker of state-owned buildings in terms of GIAMA section 4(2) and will be able to provide the answer to this question.

In terms of paragraph 7 of the Guidelines for Day to Day Maintenance, DPWI as the custodian in terms of GIAMA section 4, will accept responsibility “for services which falls within the scope of the Day to Day Maintenance Services obliged for an amount exceeding R100 000”, previously this was an amount exceeding R30 000.

The subsidy received from DSAC includes funding for day-to-day maintenance services, so provision is made in the annual budget for the estimated expenditure in the annual budget.

The DSAC subsidy also includes funding to employ a Maintenance Coordinator to perform day-to-day repair and maintenance services.

The total estimated provision in the budget and the actual expenditure for day-to-day maintenance services for the past five years is indicated in the table below.

Repairs and Maintenance from 2016 to 2021

 

Budget

Actual

Day to day maintenance services

R 3 067 338

R 1 403 491

Total

R 3 067 338

R 1 403 491

It must be noted that the day to day projected budget for a financial year is an estimate so the fact that funding is not spent does not mean that Iziko has not been doing day to day maintenance, it means that it is simply not possible to accurately estimate what day to day maintenance would be needed at the nine sites occupied by Iziko so it is critical that sufficient funding is allocated.

(b). The table in paragraph (1) (a) includes the estimated expenditure allocated, as well as the actual expenditure in the past five years.

2.(a). The Minister of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has been appointed as the custodian of immovable assets, which vest in the national sphere of government and is thus the caretaker in terms of GIAMA section 4(2) of state-owned buildings.

The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture is the user, not the custodian, of buildings occupied by Iziko Museums as a public entity of DSAC in terms of Section 4(2) of GIAMA. DSAC has nevertheless allocated R9.51 million to Iziko Museums to appoint an Architect to develop a five-year Conservation and Maintenance Plan to assist with day to day maintenance services and to provide Iziko with an estimated cost of repair and renovation projects so that funding can be sought for projects as prioritised and costed in the Plan.

The following documents were developed for each of the nine buildings occupied by Iziko Museums:

  • As-Built Drawings;
  • An Existing Building Condition Report (EBCR);
  • A Conservation Management Plan (CMP); and
  • A five-year Conservation and Maintenance Plan.

The CMP for the nine buildings occupied by Iziko was submitted to Heritage Western Cape (HWC) for approval, but only eight were approved, as the CMP for Iziko SA National Gallery had been mislaid.

(b). Maintenance and Upgrade of Buildings by Custodian

The last time that the custodian of state-owned buildings allocated funding for major repairs and renovation of a building occupied by Iziko Museums was in 2005 for the Iziko SA Museum.

For many years, DPWI has been able to only fund health and safety related projects. The Halon Gas Fire Suppression System at the Iziko SA National Gallery was therefore replaced by DPWI.

DPWI will be able to provide the amount spent on the nine buildings occupied by Iziko Museums.

Maintenance and Upgrade of Buildings by User

DSAC and Iziko Museums have allocated funding for repair and maintenance projects, but it has been a challenge to spend the funding as Heritage Western Cape (HWC) has taken more than a year to issue permits and in some instances, additional documents such as plans are requested though construction is not planned.

DSAC has allocated funding for projects such as a the construction of an emergency escape, a fire suppression system, the painting of buildings, repair of a ceiling and the upgrade of the electricity supply at the Iziko Old Townhouse, which was the first building with electricity in Cape Town.

Iziko Museums has also managed to allocate some funds for repair and maintenance projects as indicated in the table below.

Repair and Maintenance Expenditure from 2016 to 2021

 

Actual

DSAC funded repair and maintenance projects

R 7 996 395

Iziko funded repair and maintenance projects

R 601 161

 

R 8 597 556

05 March 2021 - NW60

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Langa, Mr TM to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether her department has been informed of the cause of the water crisis in the uMhlathuze Local Municipality; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is aware of water shortages in the Umhlathuze Local Municipality. The Umhlathuze Local Municipality (LM) abstracts and treats water from Lake Cubhu at the Esikhaleni Water Treatment works for supply to the Esikhaleni area. However, the water demand in the area exceeds the available supply, necessitating the rotational supply of water to ensure all residents have access to some water.

The Mhlathuze Water Board is currently working with the Umhlathuze LM to install a 15 Ml/day package treatment plant to augment supplies to the area. The municipality has reported that this project is in the final design stage and construction should begin in May 2021. It is envisaged that the project will be completed within 12 months. In the longer term, a pipeline is planned to supply water from the Nsezi Water Treatment Works to the Forest Hill Reservoirs.

Honourable Member, it is important to distinguish the functions of various government departments and the different spheres of government when it comes to access to water and sanitation services.

  • The Department of Water and Sanitation is the custodian of water and in terms of the National Water Act is responsible for ensuring that water as a resource is allocated equitably and used beneficially in the public interest, while promoting environmental values.
  • Schedule 4B of the Constitution places the function of provision of water services to local government (municipalities).
  • Section 154 of the Constitution places a responsibility on national and provincial government to support and regulate local government in carrying out this mandate.
  • Section 3 of the Water Services Act outlines the right of access to basic water supply and sanitation which mandates that “everyone has a right of access to basic water supply and basic sanitation” and places the responsibility on Water Services Authorities to ensure that they develop a Water Services Development Plan (WSDP) to ensure the realisation of this right.
  • Section 4 of the Water Services Act sets conditions for the provision of water services.
  • Section 9 of the Water Services Act prescribes that the Minister may from time to time develop compulsory national norms and standards for water services which outline the exact levels of services that municipalities must provide.
  • Section 10 of the Water Services Act provides norms and standards for setting tariffs for the provision of water services.
  • Section 11 of the Water Services Act mandates that “every Water Services Authority has the duty to all consumers or potential consumers in its area of jurisdiction to progressively ensure efficient, affordable, economical and sustainable access to water services.”
  • Section 84(1) d of the Municipal Structures Act mandates that municipalities are responsible for the provision of potable water and domestic waste water disposal systems.

05 March 2021 - NW145

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

1. What is the total number of meetings of the Portfolio Committee on Sports, Arts and Culture which took place since 1 January 2020 and total number of the specified meetings did he attend; 2. what were the three main reasons why he did not attend the specified committee meetings; 3. whether he received any communication from the Chairperson of the committee regarding action to be taken to address the issue of his non-attendance; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what action has the Chairperson of the committee proposed?

Reply:

(1) (a) The Portfolio Committee on Sport, Arts and Culture, has got all the records of meetings that were held in 2020, (b) as well as the apologies that I tendered in my absence and there is no stage that I could not attend the meeting without a reason. The Member should appreciate the fact that I had always shown high regard for the Portfolio Committee whenever I am requested to appear before it. In most instances, where it was absolutely impossible for me to attend the committee meeting, I would request the Deputy Minister to lead the Department.

(2) Some of the reason are as follow;

- If I am presenting in the Cabinet Committee/Cabinet meeting

- Meetings on Coronavirus Command Council etc.

(3) I constantly communicate with the Chairperson on several issues regarding the Portfolio and all the apologies are directly forwarded to the Chairperson.

05 March 2021 - NW146

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

With reference to his reply to question 2480 on 30 October 2020, and in light of the fact that 128 out of 278 municipalities are in financial distress and are failing in service delivery, bill services and revenue collection according to the 2019 report by the Auditor-General, as well as the fact that his department’s budget has been adjusted and reduced by a billion rand because of the COVID-19 pandemic, (a) what budget allocation will be made available to the affected municipalities that are required to allocate an operational budget for the removal of statues, (b) where will the money actually come from to support the removal and management of (i) statues, (ii) symbols and (iii) geographical names?

Reply:

It is too early to know what budget allocation will be made available to relocate and curate statues, monuments and memorials that are not in line with the spirit and values of the South African Constitution. The first phase of the transformation project, which is the national physical audit of statues, monuments and memorials in all 52 districts of the country, will be completed in the first quarter of the next financial year. The due diligence exercise will result in a costed implementation plan on the basis of which informed decisions about budget allocations can be made.

a) The due diligence exercise referred to in (a) above will result in a costed implementation plan on the basis of which informed decisions about the budget source(s) as well as where the budget will come from to relocate and curate identified (i) Statues, (ii) Symbols and (iii) Geographical Names.

04 March 2021 - NW53

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Tafeni, Ms N to ask the Minister of Police

What plans does his department have in place to deal decisively with the problem of livestock theft in the Eastern Cape, primarily in areas such as (a) Ngcobo, (b) Tsomo,

Reply:

  1. Engcobo:
    • A Stock Theft Satellite Office has been identified in Dalasile, which is not far from Engcobo and will be established, in 2021/2022, to curb and investigate all stock theft and related matters.
  1. Tsomo:
    • In Tsomo, all the stock theft cases and related matters are being dealt with by the Butterworth Stock Theft Unit and the theft of livestock has been decreased, by up to 5%, in this financial year.
    • Stock Theft operations are conducted monthly.
    • An education drive on how to look after and brand livestock, is being conducted by the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Department of Agriculture.
  1. Matatiele:
    • A contingency plan is being developed to deploy SAPS members along the border of South Africa and Lesotho, who will work closely with members of the South African Defence Force (SANDF) members to curb the theft of livestock, as well as address illegal border crossings. It is envisaged that this contingency plan will be implemented, in 2021/2022.
    • Stock Theft operations are conducted monthly.
    • An education drive, on how to look after and brand livestock, is being conducted by the SAPS and the Department of Agriculture.
    • A fully-fledged Stock Theft Unit will be established, in Matatiele, in 2021/2022 and will be commanded by a Captain, with 12 members.
  1. Qumbu:
    • A total of 16 SAPS members have been allocated to the Qumbu Stock Theft Unit, to beef up the investigations, perform waylay duties and conduct patrols to curb the theft of livestock in that area.
    • A Stock Theft Satellite Office, with six SAPS members, has been established in Sulenkama, to investigate all stock theft and related matters, perform waylay duties and conduct patrols to curb the theft of livestock.
    • Stock Theft operations are conducted monthly.
    • An education drive on how to take care of and brand livestock, is being conducted by the SAPS and the Department of Agriculture.

Reply to question 53 recommended


GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-25

Reply to question 53 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

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04 March 2021 - NW116

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

What are the details of the steps that he is actively taking to address the alarmingly high number of complaints lodged by members of the public against the SA Police Service members for police brutality, assault and heavy-handedness during the national lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19?

Reply:

On 15 March 2020, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, designated under Section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), declared a national state of disaster and promulga1ed Regulations, in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) issued a circular, with reference 1/1/4/1 over 3/34/1, dated 19 May 2020, signed by the National Commissioner, to address the use of force and torture and provide guidelines on the implementation and enforcement of Regulations and directives issued, in terms of Section 27 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002, on the containment and management of COVID-19. This circular was issued in response to the court order issued in the Khoza judgment. A Code of Conduct for law enforcement officers during the State of Disaster was also issued jointly, by the SAPS and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), in response to the court order issued in the Khoza judgement. The Code of Conduct provides for complaint mechanisms to be used by persons, who are aggrieved by the conduct of SAPS or SANDF members.

Guidelines are issued, every time when there is an amendment to the Disaster Management Act Regulations, to ensure that members of the SAPS have a common understanding. These directives are updated, in accordance with the periodic amendments to the aforementioned legislation. The circulation of these directives is effected, via established internal communication platforms, to all levels in the SAPS.

The SAPS members are reminded of the SAPS Code of Conduct, during daily on and off duty parades. The SAPS deploys Senior Management Service (SMS) members at local level, to enhance the overall command and control and to guide and advise members on the application of lockdown directives.

The Minister and Deputy Minister of Police, in conjunction with the SAPS Top Management, have undertaken several visits to SAPS members who are deployed, to emphasise the correct and professional application of the lockdown directives.

The SAPS conducts thorough investigation of all complaints against its members, including those related to the implementation of the aforementioned Regulations.

Reply to question 116 recommended
 

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 116 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW69

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) number of police stations were robbed in the Republic in 2020, (b) has the SA Police Service identified to be the root cause of the robberies and (c) steps does he intend to take to prevent the robberies in future?

Reply:

  1. A total of three police stations were robbed, in 2020. The Moyeni Police Station in the Eastern Cape was robbed, on 19 December 2020. The Badplaas and the Bushbuckridge police stations, in Mpumalanga were robbed, on 12 September 2020 and 22 June 2020, respectively.
  1. Based on the incident reports, the root cause of the robberies was to obtain firearms. This was tha motive in all the above mentioned robberies.
  1. Preventative measures, with regard to access control and safeguarding of

firearms, are in place. The South African Police Service (SAPS), Police Safety Strategy, Pillar 2, Proactive Interventions, deals with the development and implementation of identified safety measures at police stations. A National Directive, with reference 18/3/2, dated 22 August 2018, was issued regarding the safekeeping of state owned firearms in the Community Service Centres

(CSC) safes. It aims to mitigate the risk of attacks and robberies at police “ stations and requires the movable firearm safes to be removed from the CSC

to a safe room, in order to prevent the theft/loss of firearms. Pillar 3: Safety of Police Stations, Building and Infrastructure deals with the South African National Standards (SANS), which is prescribed for the storage of firearms, in terms of the Firearm Control Act, 2000 (Act No. 60 of 2000).

Reply to question 69 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 69 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 02/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW330

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

What are the reasons that she failed to have the new Advisory Council on Military Veterans appointed by 1 October 2020?

Reply:

The Minister is in the process of filling 10 vacancies on the Advisory Council as prescribed by the Act.  There is currently no Association in place, those three vacancies will be filled as, and when an Association has been elected.

04 March 2021 - NW6

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Van Staden, Mr PA to ask the Minister of Police

Whether any actions will be taken against the organisers and participants of the Economic Freedom Fighters’ recent mass gathering on 20 November 2020 at the Brackenfell High School, where the numbers, firstly, exceeded the number allowed by a court order that approved the march and secondly clearly far exceeded the limit of 500 persons allowed in terms of the Disaster Management Act, Act 57 of 2002, and Regulations relating to COVID-19 and, secondly, where the participants clearly also did not adhere to the minimum social distancing and wearing of masks as required; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

Reply:

Yes, a case docket was opened and is being investigated. The case relates to the various contraventions of the Regulations of Gathering Act, 1993 (Act No. 205 of 1993). These contraventions include the failure to comply with conditions imposed, in respect of the gathering, as well as failures to comply with instructions and orders of the South African Police Service (SAPS).

A total of eight persons were arrested for public violence, in respect of incidents of violence that occurred on that day.

With regard to the failure to comply with the Regulations, in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), it is important to note that at the time of the march the Regulations, applicable to Alert Level 1 had to be complied with, in terms of Regulation 69, read with Regulation 80. The failure to comply with the provisions relating to gatherings were not criminalised and the failure to comply with the provisions, relating to the wearing of masks and social distancing were not criminal offences for which police could have arrested the perpetrators. The only obligation on law enforcement officers that applied at the time, was to disperse gatherings that took place in contravention of the Regulations. The SAPS did disperse the gathering.

(2) A case docket, Brackenfell CAS 237/11/2020, was opened, in terms of Section 18(2)(b) of the Riotous Assemblies Act, 1956 (Act No. 17 of 1956). This case relates to one of the persons, who incited violence on the day of the march. No case docket, in terms of the latter Section was opened against the organisers of the gathering and the reason for this is the fact that the conduct of the conveners are already the subject of an investigation, in terms of Brackenfell CAS 236/11/2020. The incidents of violence is also the subject of the public violence case dockets, which are being investigated.

(3)The Minister will decide whether he will make a statement on the matter.

Reply to question 6 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-19

Reply to question 6 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW177

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to his reply to question 2335 on 9 November 2020 regarding farm attacks in Gauteng during the period 1 June to 31 September, in which certain farm murders were not listed (details furnished), for each of these cases, why was each of the specified murders not listed; whether an investigation into each of the murders is underway; if not, why not; if so, on what date is the investigation expected to be completed; whether any arrests have been made; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what is the status of criminal prosecution against the perpetrator(s)? NW180E

Reply:

 

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04 March 2021 - NW54

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Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of Police

Whether there has been any progress in the case, reference number CAS 232/1/2021 , which was registered on 2021-01-11 at the Sunnyside Police Station; if not, why not; if so, what is the status of the specified investigation?

Reply:

The investigation of the case, with reference number CAS 232/01/2021 , which was registered, on 11 January 2021, at the Sunnyside Police Station, was referred to the Investigating Directorate, National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), by the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS). A copy of the letter, with reference 26/3/8, dated 13 January 2021, is attached.

Reply to question 54 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 54 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 02/03/2021

X 94 Pretoria, 0001

26/3/8

General KI Sitole 012 400 6934

A.THE HEAD: INVESTIGATING DIRECTORATE P/Bag X762
Pretoria
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B.THE DEPUTY NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: CRIME DETECTION

C.THE ACTING DIVISIONAL COMMISSIONER: DETECTIVE SERVICE

TRANSFER OF INVESTIGATION FROM THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE (SAPS) TO THG INVESTIOATING DIRECTORATE: SUNNYSIDE CAS 232/01/2021

Case number 232/01/2021 opened at Sunnyside Police Station on 11!^ January 2021 by the Economic Freedom Fighters political party, against the Minister of Police for which that SAPS Is functionally accountable to, has a bearing on this communication.

The South African Police Service National Commissioner General KJ Sitole therefore, In the promotion of ties, fair and objective administration of justice, hereby requests the Head: Investigating Directorate, Advocate H Cronja to investigate the above mentioned case against the Minister.


Enquiries regarding the docket or any cooperation needed from the SAPS, the Advocate is humbly requested to contact the Deputy National Commissioner: Crime Detection Lieutenant General SC Mfazi at Mfazis@sars.gov.za

B - C: Copy for information

 

04 March 2021 - NW100

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with reference to his reply to questions 1783 on 27 August 2020 and 2568 on 13 November 2020, he will now furnish Mr M Waters with a copy of the latest complete armoury report; if not, why not, if so, on what date?

Reply:

An extension of two weeks is requested, in order to facilitate the ratification and approval of the final armourty report, before submission.

Reply to question 100 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 100 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW386

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether, with reference to the recent statement of the President, Mr M C Ramaphosa, that the Tourism Recovery Plan entails three strategic themes, namely reigniting demand, rejuvenating supply and strengthening enabling capability, she will break the strategies down into practical examples of how her department will ensure the success of the plan; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the (a) full relevant details and (b) timelines attached to the plan?

Reply:

The Tourism Sector Recovery Plan’s interventions shall be contained in the plan which will be publicly available upon completion of Cabinet approval processes in this regard. The plan will also be integrated into the Annual Performance Plans of both the Department of Tourism and South African Tourism starting 2021/22 financial year to ensure implementation thereof. Furthermore, the plan also takes into account a whole of government approach in its implementation.

(a) – ( b) Not applicable

04 March 2021 - NW70

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

What number of (a) rape kits have been procured and (b) police stations have been equipped with the necessary equipment to assist with cases of gender- based violence;

Reply:

Introduction

The term ”rape kits” is used in the public dOmafn, to refer ta the collection kits, which are used to collect evidence from victims of sexual assault and rape. However, the South African Police Service (SAPS), makes use of 1d different types of crime kits to collect various samples at crime scenes. These include the two types of evidence collection kits, namely; the Adult Sexual Assault Collection Kit (D1) and the Paediatric Sexual Assault Collection Kit (D7), which are used to collect evidence from victims of sexual assault and rape. The deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) Reference Buccal Sample Kits (DB), are used to take buccal samples from persons, who are arrested and charged, for schedule eight offences (this includes serial murderers and serial rapists), as required by the DNA Act.

(1)(a) The table below reflects the rape kits that have been procured for the 2020/2021 financial year, up to 12 February 2021.

Order date Item description

Quantity

ordered

2020-05-13 D1: Kit, Collection, Adult, Sexual Assault

2020-05-13 D7: Kit, Collection, Paediatric, Sexual Assault

39 829

 

17 323

(1)(b) A total number of 1 155 police stations have been provided with the necessary equipment to assist with cases of gender-based violence. The collection kits are distributed, from the Division: Supply Chain Management (SCM), to the Provincial SCM, who then distribute the collection kits to police stations, in accordance with their requirements, as informed by the prevailing crime statistics. All provinces are required to confirm the availability of collection kits to the Divisional Commissioner: SCM, on a weekly basis and replenishment is done, as requested.

(2) The contract number 19/1/9/1/140TD(18), is in place for a period of three years. There is currently a delay in the delivery of the D7 Kits, because the supplier is waiting for the laboratory test results, before the evidence kits can be provided to the SAPS.

Response to question 70 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-19

Reply to question 70 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW105

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with reference to the application of a certain political party (name furnished) for the right to march on the Brackenfell High School on Friday, 20 November 2020, there were any identified organisations and/or groups who did not apply to participate in the march; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, how did the SA Police Service manage to avoid potential conflict?

Reply:

Yes, the operational commander addressed the group and warned them to disperse. The group dispersed, without any incident.

Reply to question 105 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 105 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN REPLY

Internal Ref Number: 0018 2021

Submission Date: Question Asked By: Question Asked To:

08.02.2021

Mr Denis Joseph Minister of Police

Question:

1.In relation to the application made by the Economic Freedom Fighters for Friday 20 November 2020 where they marched to Brackenfell High School, will he advise (a) whether there were any organizations or groups identified who did not apply to participate in the march, if so, (b) how did the police mange avoiding potential conflict?

Contact: Asanda Sotenjwa (2960 or asandas@da.org.za)

04 March 2021 - NW263

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Komane, Ms RN to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

What are the reasons for her department’s continued harassment of the residents of the Marievale Military Base in Ekurhuleni in Gauteng, despite the court ruling that found that her department’s insistence at evicting

Reply:

I am advised that the SANDF is not harassing anyone resident at the said Military Base.

04 March 2021 - NW178

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 2336 on 9 November 2020, he will (a) provide Mr A C Roos with an updated list the number of vehicles (i) allocated to each station to (aa) support services, (bb) visible policing, (cc) rural safety and (dd) detectives and (ii) boarded in total for each police station in Gauteng as at 31 December 2020 and (b) for each of these categories indicate how many are (i) operational and (ii) out of service;

04 March 2021 - NW58

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Mokgotho, Ms SM to ask the Minister of Police

What are the reasons that the Sun City Satellite Police Station in Moses Kotane Local Municipality is closed?

Reply:

The number of South African Police Service (SAPS) members at the Sun City Police Station, was reduced by seven members during the last year, influencing the availability of members to operate the Satellite Police Station, on a full-time basis.

The premises, which was used for the Sun City Police Station, was a small office, which was lent to the SAP6 by the tribal council of Mabeskraal. With the outbreak of COVID-19 the office did not meet the standards of the COVID-19 protocols, e.g. social distancing, etc. for the protection of the community and SAPS members.

As a result of the abovementioned situation, the Sun City Police Station now makes use of a mobile Community Service Centre that visits the affected community, two to three times a week, to ensure that the services rendered by the previous “Satellite Office" are maintained.

A new Police Station for Mabeskraal is currently in the final stages of completion, after which the community will be able to receive permanent police services.

Reply to question 58 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-19

Reply to question 58 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

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04 March 2021 - NW4

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

What progress has been made with the charge of ordinary theft, CAS 18/07/2020, that a certain person (name furnished) laid against four members of the SA Police Service (SAPS) at the Khuma Police Station;whether, in light of the serious charge of theft, any steps have been taken against the four SAPS members (names and details furnished); if not, why not; if so, what steps;whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

Disciplinary steps have been instituted against the four SAPS members and the progress is as follows:

The Disciplinary Investigating Officer was appointed, on 6 August 2020.

The departmental investigation was completed, on 4 September 2020.

The departmental case was placed on the roll for the departmental hearing, on 8 October 2020.

The outcome of the departmental hearing was, on 15 October 2020 and the members were given written warnings.

The departmental file was placed on review by the Integrity Management Officer and was referred for a legal opinion.


The departmental file is currently with the Provincial Head: Legal Services for the finalisation of the review application process.


Reply to question 4 recommended


GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 4 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 02/03/2021

 

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What progress has been made with the charge of ordinary theft, CAS 18/07/2020, that Mr. M. Zuahar laid against four members of the SA Police Service (SAPS) at the Khuma Police Station;

whether, in light of the serious charge of theft, any steps have been taken against the four SAPS members (WO IT Msindo, Sgt TJ Njephe, Sgt TD Sebotso and Const SL Molete); if not, why not; if so, what steps;

whether he will make a statement on the matter; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

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04 March 2021 - NW2

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) total number of firearms were handed in at the SA Police Service during the amnesty period from 1 August 2020 until 31 January 2021 and (b) number, of the total number, are firearms (i) of which the licences have expired and (ii) which are still licenced and were handed in voluntarily;

Reply:

(1)(a)(b)(i)(ii), (2)(a)(b), (3) and (4)(a)(b)

An extension of two weeks is requested, because the information needs to be drawn from a live system, in order to provide the response to this question.

Reply to question 2 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 2 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE,MP
Date: 008/03/2021

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04 March 2021 - NW239

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Kohler-Barnard, Ms D to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) is the status of the investigation into criminal charges laid against certain persons (names and details furnished) on 9 April 2009 at the Durban Central Police Station and (b) are the details of the (i) investigation(s) and (ii) outcome(s) to date;

Reply:

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 239 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

Internal Ref Number: 0141 2021
Submission Date: 08.02.2021

Question Asked By: Ms D Kohler

Question Asked To: Minister of Police

Question:

1.What (a) is the status of the investigation into criminal charges laid against (i) Mr A J P Fraser, a former employee of the Department of State Security and (ii) Mr M Hulley, a former attorney of former President J G Zuma on 9 April 2009 at the Durban Central Police Station and (b) are the details of the (i) investigation(s) and (ii) outcome(s) to date;

Whether the SA Police Service transferred the investigation into the specified criminal charges of any of the specified persons to the State Security Agency; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what date was the investigation transferred to the State Security Agency, (d) why was the investigation transferred to the State Security Agency and (c) what are the further relevant details in this regard?

Contact: Asanda Sotenjwa (073 478 4738 or as and cla,org.za)

 

04 March 2021 - NW470

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

a) What is being done to develop internal capacity within the national Department of Tourism, (b) what are the (i) time frames, (ii) timelines and (iii) deadlines in this regard and (c) on what areas will such capacity development focus?

Reply:

a) Branch managers are tasked to identify strategic training and development priorities. Training needs are furthermore identified through Personal Development Plans signed off annually between employees and supervisors. The skills gap is further identified through the outcomes of Performance management processes and the audit reports. After identifying the transversal training needs, the department develops and implements an annual Workplace Skills Plan. Technical and individual skills gaps are identified and addressed outside of the Workplace Skills Plan, and referred to as ‘ad-hoc’ training. Capacity is also developed through the awarding of bursaries to employees. The approved Learning and Development policy promotes educational development that supports the strategic objectives of the department and of government as a whole.

b) (i) - (iii) The Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) is developed and submitted annually by end of May. Training programmes for transversal skills are scheduled throughout the training year and must be finalised by the end of the financial year. Bursaries are awarded annually, in preparation for the Academic Year, starting in January.

c) In the current financial year focus has been on the following transversal skills:

  1. Digital Transformation
  2. Project Management
  3. Contract Management
  4. Disability Management
  5. SMME development and support
  6. Tourism Analytics
  7. Leadership during crisis
  8. Public Service Senior Management Service Pre-entry programme

Other skills development programmes directed at the internship programme, included Breaking Barriers to Entry into the Public Service as well as Emotional Intelligence.

 

04 March 2021 - NW125

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Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Police

Whether he has found it to be acceptable for a senior member of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) to be in charge of a nonprofit organisation which solicits funding from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details;

Reply:

  1. There is nothing prohibiting a senior member of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) to be in charge of a nonprofit organisation (NPO).
  1. It would not be acceptable for a senior member of the DPCI to (a) solicit and/or

(b) receive funding from the National Lotteries Commission (NCL) at the time when the DPCI are investigating alleged corruption involving lottery funding.

The funds were not received by the senior member of the DPCI, in his capacity as a member of the DPCI. The funds in question is a matter between the National Lotteries Commission (NCL) and the nonprofit organisation (NPO), which has nothing to do with the DPCI.

  1. The person, whose name is mentioned, did not need permission as a serving member of the DPCI, to set up a foundation. He, therefore, did not seek permission from the employer.
  1. No, the person, whose name is mentioned, was not obliged to declare the funding, which was received from the NLC, for the NPO.
  1. No, the person, whose name is mentioned, did not declare that the NPO had received funding from the NLC. If the member had received any other type of funding, which was not meant for the NPO, he would have had to declare it. He was not obliged to declare the funding received from the NLC, for the NPO.

Reply to question 125 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-19

Reply to question 125 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

Find here: Internal ref number 1795 2020

Internal Ref Number: Subrrdssion Date: Question Asked By:

Question Asked To:

Question:

1795 - 2020

03.11.2020

Mr MJ Cuthbert Minister of Police

  1. Whether (a) he believes it is acceptable for a senior member of the Hawks to be in charge of an NPO which solicits funding;
    1. it is acceptable for a senior member of the Hawks to solicit and receive funding from the NLC at a time when the Hawks are investigating corruption involving Lottery funding;
    1. Brigadier Mulaudzi needed permission as a serving officer to set up a foundation in his name, if so, (i) was he granted permission;
    1. he was aware of him being considered for NLC funding prior to his acceptance of the funding itself and
    1. Brigadier Mulaudzi did declare that he had received Lottery funding to him?

Internal Ref Number: Submission Date: Question Asked By: Question Asked To:

Question:

0038 - 2021

08.02.2021

Mr MJ Cuthbert Minister of Police

1. Whether it is acceptable for a senior member of the Hawks to be in charge of a nonprofit organisation which solicits funding from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether it is acceptable for a senior member of the Hawks to (a) solicit and (b) receive funding from the NLC at a time when the Hawks are investigating corruption involving Lottery funding; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether a certain person (name furnished) needed permission as a serving officer to set up a foundation in the specified person’s name; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) was the person granted permission; (4)

whether he was aware of the person being considered for NLC funding prior to his acceptance of the funding itself; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) whether the person declared to him that he had received funding from the NLC; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

04 March 2021 - NW382

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to the focus on tourism from African countries, (a) which countries in particular will be prioritised, (b) what (i) criteria and (ii) data was used for such prioritisation, (c) what will be done to develop and grow the markets and (d) what are the (i) focus market segments, (ii) timelines, milestones and deadlines per market segment and (iii) budgets per market segment?

Reply:

a) Markets of key focus in 2021/22 fiscal are: Nigeria; Kenya; Zambia; Malawi; Mozambique; Zimbabwe; eSwatini; Lesotho; Botswana and Namibia.

b) (i) and (ii) An in-depth analysis to determine priority markets for marketing investment in the next 3-5 years was undertaken in mid-2020 and concluded by the end of 2020. The process considers data availability for the decision-making, size of travel market, attractiveness characteristics, and ability to attract it to travel to the destination.

c) Key focus in the continent in the upcoming financial year will be on driving brand positivity messaging through the new regional campaign and also to capacitate both the source market trade and South African Product Owners.

(d) (i) –( iii) Detailed plans for the financial year 2021/22 shall be based on Annual Performance Plan that is still to be tabled.

04 March 2021 - NW28

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Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Health

What (a) was the outcome of the investigation by his department with regard to the use of Ivermectin for COVID-19 patients in the Eastern Cape and (b) steps have been taken to hold accountable those who have been giving animal medication to human beings without approval from the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority?

Reply:

a) SAHPRA was informed of an alleged dispensing of Ivermectin tablets at Tayler Bequest Hospital. The Times newspaper issued an article dated 12 January 2021 that the Eastern Cape Department of Health will investigate a prescription for Ivermectin after it was allegedly signed at Tayler Bequest Hospital in Matatiele. It was also indicated that it carried the hospital stamp. SAHPRA was able to obtain information from the pharmacist at the Hospital on 03 March 2021. It was confirmed that one of the doctors had written a prescription for Ivermectin, however, it could not be dispensed by the hospital pharmacy as the pharmacy did not have stock. The patient left with the prescription. Management was not available to provide full information on what they were doing about this concerning matter, and it was requested to revert to SAHPRA with further action taken and progress. The response will inform the next step required.

b) There has been one case investigated where it was confirmed that Ivermectin was administered to humans for the purposes of prevention of COVID-19. SAHPRA inspectors conducted an inspection and halted further administration of the Ivermectin. The initial priority was the safety of the recipients, therefore SAHPRA requested the medical evaluation of the recipients. The medical reports received show no impact to the recipients. No case has been opened, however, SAHPRA will be making a follow-up visit to ensure that all commitments made have been met and will be requesting SAPS assistance in the follow up visit.

Cases involving illegal import of Ivermectin by persons into South Africa and illegal selling by South African persons or companies does involve SAPS and arrests were made. SAHPRA continues to investigate any tip-offs and information received.

END.

04 March 2021 - NW119

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the SA Police Service (SAPS) has put any plans in place to minimise the high numbers of its vehicles that are taken out of service at any given time due to maintenance and repairs, in order to ensure that the SAPS can continue to fulfil its mandate; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-19

Reply to question 119 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW383

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to the opening of international borders, what (a) are the plans to engage National Treasury to obtain more of the budget and (b) would be the main requirements for the budget?

Reply:

The Department of Tourism, as is the case with all other organs of state at a national level, make budget requirements and motivation submissions to the National Treasury within the medium term expenditure framework (MTEF) cycle which concludes with the budget speech prior to the finalisation of the Annual Performance Plans (APPs). Thus the Department and its entity, South African Tourism ensures that the APPs are within the financial means available in terms of the MTEF allocations.

a) and (b) Not applicable

04 March 2021 - NW118

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the SA Police Service’s forensic science laboratories are experiencing any shortages in the consumables needed to process DNA samples within 30 days; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

 

The South African Police Service (SAPS), Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) experienced a shortage of consumables, in 2019/2020, due to financial constraints. However, in July 2020, an additional R250 million, was allocated to the Division Forensic Services. Funding certificates have since been signed and submitted to the Division: Supply Chain Management (SCM), to activate the procurement process for consumables, which are needed to process deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) samples.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and the subsequent lockdown Regulations, in terms of the Disaster Management Act, had a negative effect on the procuremant of consumables, due to the restrictions on economic activities. The FSL is serviced by suppliers, who acquire certain consumables from abroad. As a prerequisite, potential responsive bidders/suppliers are expected to do a site visit and consumables must be validated and tested by FSL technicians, to ascertain the compatibility and efficiency of proposed consumables. This process was prohibited during certain stages of the lockdown.

Find here: The following contracts were awarded, in 2020:

04 March 2021 - NW114

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

What is the total number of cases of(a) police brutality and (b) members of the public killed by members of the SA Police Service has been reported in each province during the national lockdown period during 27 March 2020 up to 30 April 2020 to prevent the spread of COVJO-16;

Reply:

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04 March 2021 - NW329

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

(1)Whether the Advisory Council on Military Veterans submitted its Annual Report to the National Assembly during their term of five years in office as required in terms of section 10 of the Military Veterans Act, Act 18 of 2011; if not, what are the reasons that she allowed the noncompliance to continue until the Council’s term of office came to an end on 1 October 2020; if so, (2) whether she will furnish Mr M L Shelembe with copies of the specified Annual Reports; if not, why not; if so, on what date?

Reply:

1.  The Advisory Council did not submit its reports to me to enable tabling in the National Assembly.  I did engage on the matter and even issued a Ministerial Directive in 2019 on the interpretation and application of the mandate of the Advisory Council with specific reference to, amongst others, this provision in the Act.

2. It cannot be furnished as same has not been submitted to my Office.

04 March 2021 - NW115

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

What extraordinary measures have been taken by the SA Police Service to withdraw police officials who are alleged to have abused their authority in enforcing the lockdown regulations with regard to the declaration of a national disaster?

Reply:

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 115 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW472

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What is being done to reduce outsourced functions and services within the national Department of Tourism, (b) what are the (i) time frames, (ii) timelines and (iii) deadlines in this regard, (c) what functions and services will be prioritised and (d) how will this be (i) monitored and (ii) measured?

Reply:

a) What is being done to reduce outsourced functions and services within the department.

At this stage the department has no plan to reduce outsourced functions and services within the department, due to the nature of these services and limited compensation budget. However, the department enters into negotiations with winning bidders for different services to ensure efficiency in the use of limited fiscal resources.

b) (i)-(iii) Not applicable

c) Not applicable

d) (i) – (ii) Not applicable.

04 March 2021 - NW126

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Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Police

With reference his reply to question 2477 on 13 No\/ember 2020, what are the (a) reasons that the forensic investigator(s) assigned to the specified case failed to collect DNA evidence from the crime scene and (b) further relevant details?

Reply:

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 126 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

Find here: Question 2477

 

04 March 2021 - NW173

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) What total number of buildings and/or premises are currently utilised by the SA Post Office under lease agreements and (b) at what total cost?

Reply:

I have been advised by the SAPO as follows:

a) SAPO is currently renting 1 110 premises from landlords and is currently considering ownership option in some areas and releasing some where they are under-utilised.

b) Currently, the total rental bill is approximately R30 million per month.

MS. STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

04 March 2021 - NW306

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)What are the consequence management procedures that are put in place to deal with incidents of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) deployees abusing their authority in the implementation of the regulations of the lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19; (2) what measures are in place to ensure that the SANDF deployees are regularly updated with their COVID-19 health status given their mass deployment and the risks associated with their exposure to communities where civil interaction is inevitable; (3) what (a) number of SANDF deployees have been placed in self-quarantine following the announcement of the impending lockdown and (b) measures have been institutionalised to reintegrate the specified individuals back into the operations of the presidential assignment during the lockdown period; (4) what (a) number of recorded incidents are there of live ammunition being utilised by SANDF members during the lockdown period and (b) accountability mechanisms are in place to ensure that no unjustifiable incidents occurred during this period?

Reply:

1. All SANDF members, even while deployed, fall under the Military Disciplinary Code (MDC) which is a regulatory framework that provides for the application of justice to all members that contravene DOD regulations, policies, orders and instructions as well as for misconduct and ill-discipline in the conduct of their duties.

2. SANDF deployed members, when on or off duty, follow and apply the same laid down COVID-19 health protocols applicable to everyone (public) in the RSA (scanning, screening, testing, sanitizing, hand washing, social distancing). They are regularly provided with the necessary PPE’s required, regular information and awareness is conducted.

3. (a) No members of the SANDF, deployed during the lockdown period, were placed under self-quarantine, however, members follow and apply the same COVID-19 health protocols applicable to everyone (public) in the RSA wrt self-quarantine/isolation measures applicable for contact, exposure to virus infection situations or infection; to wit; re-testing and declaration of status before reintegration.

(b) On completion of the required quarantine/self-quarantine or mandatory isolation period the members return to their work activities.

4. (a) Since the commencement of lockdown (March 2020 to date) there were 4 incidents recorded.

(b) Members received continuous in-post training on the correct handling and usage of weapons as well as the Code of Conduct and the Rules of Conduct and Engagement (ROCE). Operational Law Training, which also includes the rules guiding the opening of fire (shooting) is conducted regularly during operational deployments

 

04 March 2021 - NW353

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the F'residential Protection Services (PPS) unit(s) assigned to the Former President, Mr J G Zuma, incurred any expenses on and/or around 5 February 2021 to accommodate the hosting by Mr J G Zuma at his Nkandla homestead of the leaders of the Economic Freedom Fighters and the African National Congress, Mr J S Malema, Mr N F Shivambu, Mr V Pambo, Mr D Mpofu, Mr M Masina and Mr T Yengeni; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details of the expenses incurred in terms of (a) transporting (i) Mr J G Zuma, (ii) his spouse(s) and (iii) guests,

Reply:

(a)(i)(ii)(iii) The South African Police Service (SAPS), Presidential Protection Services (PPS), did not incur any expenses for the transportation of the Former President, Mr JG Zuma, his spouses and his guests, on/or around 5 February 2021.

(b) The employment of additional members of the SAPS, PPS is related to the security of the Very Important Person (VIP), which cannot be disclosed, for security reasons.

© The PPS in KwaZulu-Natal is obliged to abide by the approved and sanctioned Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). There were no additional deployments nor expenditure incurred, by the SAPS PPS, on and/or around 5 February 2021.

Reply to question 353 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 353 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

03 March 2021 - NW218

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)What total (a) number of qualifying government employees are currently benefitting from the Government Employees Housing Scheme (GEHS) in each (i) province, (ii) department and (iii) salary level and (b) amount is currently being saved in the Individual-Linked Savings Facility for qualifying government employees who do not currently own homes; (2) Whether the department attempted to establish why only a low number of qualifying government employees are benefiting from the GEHS; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1(a) As at 31 January 2021, the number of government employees receiving the housing allowance was 958 705. The breakdown is as follows: 710 173 employees are for home ownership, 240 194 employees are tenants and 8338 are employees still receiving the old housing allowance.

1(a)(i) The table hereunder provides aggregate information, as at 31st January 2021, on employees that are receiving the housing allowance per province and in national departments.

Province and National

Number of employees

Eastern Cape

95 040

Free State

41 006

Gauteng

122 960

KwaZulu Natal

145 358

Limpopo

86 588

Mpumalanga

59 428

North West

45 060

Northern Cape

16 250

Western Cape

49 009

All Provinces (Sub Total)

660 699

National

298 006

Grand Total

958705

1(a)(ii) Information on employees receiving the housing allowance per department (National and provincial departments) is reflected on Annexure A.

1(a)(iii) Information on employees, per salary level 1 to 10 including 11 to 12 for the Occupational Special Dispensation (OSD), is reflected on Annexure B. Employees who are not owning nor renting any accommodation do not receive the housing allowance. Employees who are on middle management (MMS) and senior management service (SMS) levels (11 – 16) respectively and are on Total Cost to Employer salary packages do not receive a separate housing allowance. However, they are able to access other services of the Scheme, such as education and counselling, housing loans and housing stock facilitation, and enrolment.

1(b) As at 31st December 2020, the amount currently saved in the Individual-Linked Savings Facility (ILSF) is R 9.6 billion.

2. The DPSA has established that eligible public service employees are accessing the housing allowance benefit and that this has improved since inception of the GEHS benefits. This is demonstrated by the fact that the qualifying number of employees has almost doubled from 352 103 in July 2015 when the GEHS benefits were implemented to 710 173 employees as at 31 January 2021., A further improvement is on the reduction of the number of employees who were eligible for the historical housing allowance from 44530 in July 2015, to 8 338 employees, as at 31 January 2021.

At an employee/individual level factors, ranging from poor financial health, decisions on appropriate home locations, respective housing stock supply and affordability price ranges affect the ability of employees to obtain finance for housing loans or where to purchase, within their affordability criteria.

The access to and provision of decent housing is a national imperative and the DPSA is acutely aware of its role in acting as a catalyst for disrupting the status quo.

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03 March 2021 - NW217

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)(a) What total number of (i) employees applied for the Early Retirement Incentive of 2019 in each (aa) national and (bb) provincial government department, (ii) applications were approved and (iii) applications were not processed, (b) who took the decision to not process the applications and (c) was this decision taken in consultation with National Treasury; (2) Whether there are any plans to re-introduce the Early Retirement Incentive in the 2021-22 financial cycle; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether consideration has been given to simplify the process around the Early Retirement Incentive by removing the early retirement provisions for employees aged 55 to 60 across the board and simply incentivising the exit of older less productive employees; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Introduction:

The Centralised Early Retirement initiative in 2019 was considered in response to managing the wage bill as well as a need identified for employees wishing to exit the Public Service before the official retirement age. Eligible employees must have turned 55 but not yet 60 years of age, during the financial years 2019 to 2021. National Treasury was to be approached by departments for the provision of additional funding, in cases where departments could not pay the liability attached to early retirement, on behalf of eligible employees. This meant that an employee taking early retirement would be treated as if he/she would be retiring normally. As National Treasury was providing funding for this initiative, the response to the question is based on the information supplied by National Treasury.

(1)(a)(i) The number of applications, for early retirement, received by National Treasury for processing by December 2020 from both national and provincial departments was 5 289.

(1)(a)(i)(aa) The available information is not disaggregated by departments or specific provinces. From the total number of applications for early retirement, 3 332 applications were from National Departments, and

(1)(a)(i)(bb) 1957 applications were from the Provinces.

(1)(a)(ii) 2 964 applications were recommended for funding and communicated to the respective national departments. Approval for early retirement vests with the relevant Executive Authority. The Technical Committee on Finance (TCF) decided that all applications from provincial departments be referred to the provincial Treasuries to process. The Applications from Provincial Departments were therefore processed and financed through the relevant provincial treasury.

(1)(a)(iii) all eligible applications submitted for central funding were processed and feedback provided to the relevant national departments. Each Provincial Treasury processed applications for the respective province and has such information.

(1)(b) no decision was taken not to process any eligible application made at the national level.

(1)(c) refer to (1)(b) above.

(2) Various measures are considered to better manage personnel expenditure in the Public Service. At this point in time there are no plans to re-introduce a centrally funded Early Retirement Incentive, similar to the incentive that applied in 2019. Early Retirement is regulated and is vested with the relevant Executive Authority. Nothing prohibits departments from encouraging their employees to take early retirement in terms of the current provisions. In August 2020, National Treasury issued Guidelines for Costing and Budgeting for Compensation of Employees for the preparation of estimates of expenditure for the 2021 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF). The Guidelines encouraged departments to implement compensation containment measures, such as Early Retirement without penalisation, among others.

(3) There is no evidence that older employees are necessarily less productive than younger employees or vice versa. Experience, institutional memory and maturity are highly valued by employers. Incentivising exits, is therefore not a mutually exclusive process from considerations such as service delivery continuity, human resource planning, recruitment, utilization, development and retention.

The process of applying for early retirement is the same as applying for normal retirement with the additional consideration of penalties for early retirement. The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) applies the same formula to both normal and early retirement. Any changes to the process may affect the Government Employees Pension Law and Rules as there is an adjustment factor applicable to early retirement.

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03 March 2021 - NW381

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the President of the Republic

With reference to the second South Africa Investment Conference, wherein companies made investment commitments of R364 billion in industries including tourism and hospitality, (a)(i) what is the total amount that has been invested to date, (ii) by what number of companies and (iii) on what dates were these investments made, (b) what is the nature of such investments in each case and (c) how has the investments contributed to the economy to date?

Reply:

a) (i) Of the R364.4 billion in investment commitments announced by 71 companies at the 2019 SA Investment Conference, R69 billion (18.9% of the total value of announcements) has flowed into the economy as per reports received from companies.

(ii) 60 of the 71 companies are responsible for the flows of R69 billion.

(iii) This figure is based on quarterly updates received directly from the companies and reflect the status quo as at 31 January 2021.

b)

Sector

Number of Investments

Nature of investments

Advanced Manufacturing

4

New manufacturing facilities

   

Factory upgrades and expansions

Agro-processing 

 

 

7

Factory upgrades and expansions

   

New manufacturing facilities

   

Various new and expansion activities under poultry sector Master Plan

Automotive 

 

10

Factory upgrades and expansions

   

New manufacturing facilities

Infrastructure

6

Investment in upgraded and new infrastructure

Manufacturing 

 

 

 

11

Factory upgrades and expansions

   

New manufacturing facilities

   

Expansion of productive capacity across different operations

   

Various new and expansion activities under the Retail, Clothing, Textile, Leather and Footwear Master Plan

Mineral Beneficiation

 

 

11

Expansion and upgrading of existing mining operations

   

New mines

   

Investment in new and expansion of mineral processing capacity

Services

 

 

6

Investment in new datacentres

   

Investment in new and upgrading of broadband infrastructure and services

   

Investment in financial services

   

Expansion and upgrading of existing facilities

Oceans Economy

1

New cruise terminal infrastructure

Oil and Gas

2

Investment in new and upgrading of oil & gas projects

Renewable Energy

 

2

Investment in small scale renewable energy projects

Tourism and Hospitality 

8

Property development

   

New tourism and hospitality projects

Funds

2

Investment in project financing

Collective Announcement

1

Investment in various types of activities

c) The 2019 investment announcements are at different stages of progress and implementation and include site clearances, installation of bulk infrastructure, commissioning of plant equipment, and factory launches. These activities are contributing to the creation of jobs and economic development across provinces.