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09 December 2020 - NW2899

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Madokwe, Ms P to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

(a) What are the reasons that his department has not ensured that when municipalities, especially in poor and rural municipalities, enter into contracts with independent power producers, one of the requirements is to provide free electricity for the indigent, (b) how will his department ensure that service providers provide free electricity for the indigent and (c) by what date will this be remedied?

Reply:

a) It is government policy to provide free basic electricity to the indigent through licensed electricity distributors (Eskom and Municipalities). The free basic electricity provision is independent of the source of generation of the electricity (Eskom or IPPs).

b) See response to (a.) above.

c) See response to (a.) above.

 

09 December 2020 - NW2717

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Nodada, Mr BB to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

(1)With reference to the 20 000 students who were affected by the hand of god during the 2019 application process for assistance by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, what is the total (a) number of students who have not been paid due to technical reasons in 2020, (b) amount that the errors amounted to and (c) number of students who dropped out of tertiary institutions because of the technical malfunction; (2) whether any measures have been put in place to assist the specified students; if not, why not, if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) This matter relates to 28 552 records that were withdrawn by the errant code in question. These applications were linked to 11 572 applicants during the 2020 application cycle, as the system allowed the applicant to submit more than one application.

(a) Not applicable.

(b) Not applicable.

(c) Currently of these 11 572 applicants, 10 461 applicants have a funded status and 1 111 applicants have not been funded due to the application not having met requirements during filtering, validation or evaluation.

It should be noted that the errant piece of code had no impact on the disbursement processing of these records. Once the issue had been identified by NSFAS and corrective action had been taken, processing of these records commenced as per normal. Furthermore, it should be noted that the issue was detected as early as November 2019 and the correction of all records impacted by the issue had been corrected byMarch 2020.

(2)  Given that NSFAS identified the issue in November 2019 and corrected these records in a proactive manner, no further assistance was provided to these students.

09 December 2020 - NW2699

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION:

What is the salary level difference between a level 11 post and a level 13 post?

Reply:

The difference between salary level 11 and 13 is R324 069.

End

09 December 2020 - NW2719

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Nodada, Mr BB to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

What is the (a) latest staff headcount of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), (b) total amount of approved positions in 2020, (c) number of clients that NSFAS has and (d) staff-to-client ratio that is taken into consideration when increasing staff?

Reply:

(a) The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) headcount as at 31 October 2020 is 448 employees.

(b) In 2020, there are 448 approved positions in the NSFAS organogram. 89 Vacancies were approved for filling. These included critical technical and specialist vacancies, including appointments to vacant positions arising out of resignations and other staff exits.

(c) TVET Colleges: 270 048 students

University: 497 822 students

(d) The staff complement is adjusted with short-term seasonal contract workers during the application and registration cycle. Approximately 60 part-time individuals are hired for this. With regards to staff increases, technical and specialist skills are substituted for non-core and management resignations and vacancies where possible. NSFAS is required to stay within its allocated budget for administration and cost of employees.

09 December 2020 - NW2872

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Msane, Ms TP to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

Whether, given that her department has not fulfilled the agreement on the permanent housing of the Pan – African Parliament, she has considered the implications of not treating the specified matter with the respect and importance it deserves, as it may convey a message that the Republic is not in support of the African united agenda; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Yes, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has treated the matter of providing permanent housing to the Pan-African Parliament with the respect and importance it deserves.

South Africa has hosted the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) since 2004. In terms of the Host Country Agreement between the Republic of South Africa and the African Union Commission on the Seat of the Pan-African Parliament, the Government of South Africa is indeed obliged to provide permanent headquarters for the Pan-African Parliament. The Pan-African Parliament is currently based at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg until the process to build a permanent headquarters for the Pan-African Parliament is finalised.

The identified site in Midrand for the construction of the PAP headquarters was found to be a wetland by environmental experts leading the project. It was therefore, decided that the project on the site would be closed and could not continue as the Department of Environmental Affairs had determined that any activities on that land are and would always remain illegal.

The matter has been referred to the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI), as the mandated line-function Department to satisfy the duty of providing the Pan-African Parliament with permanent headquarters. The DPWI has indicated that pending some internal investigations, on the original site, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) will be advised accordingly. In this regard, the DPWI has further informed the DIRCO of their application for an urgent interdict to stop construction on the original site until the aforementioned issues have been resolved.

It is envisaged that the forensic investigation may constitute further delays to the fulfilment of the Republic of South Africa’s longstanding commitment to provide permanent headquarters for the Pan-African Parliament. Therefore, the DIRCO has requested the DPWI to assist in expeditiously identifying and procuring an alternative site.

To obviate the impression that the Republic of South Africa is not in support of the African united agenda, in 2019, the Department facilitated the process for the successful signing of the Protocol to the Constitutive Act of the African Union Relating to the Pan-African Parliament of 2014. Moreover, the process for obtaining Cabinet approval for the ratification of the aforementioned instrument is advanced and the Parliamentary processes are being finalised.

In addition, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation continues to unwaveringly fulfil its obligations towards the African Union on the seat of the Pan-African Parliament to the best of its ability.

09 December 2020 - NW2898

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Madokwe, Ms P to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

What (a) proportion of persons employed by his department fall under the category of (i) women, (ii) youth and (iii) persons with disabilities, (b) provisions are made by his department to ensure employment equity, especially of persons with disabilities and (c) is the name of each entity reporting to him that has not complied with the provisions of employment equity with regard to the employment of persons with disabilities?

Reply:

(a) (i) 55.23% women,

(ii) 20.11% youth,

(iii) 0.94% persons with disabilities,

(b) The Department has made the following provisions to ensure employment equity, especially of persons with disabilities:

  • Employed a dedicated focal point responsible for Gender, Disability Transformation and one for Youth,
  • In the process of appointing the Employment Equity Committee for the newly established Department of Mineral Resources and Energy,
  • In the process of appointing an Employment Equity Manager for the Department
  • Responsibility for EE will be incorporated in the Performance Agreements of Branch Heads,
  • Drafted an EE Policy and Plan.

(c) The name of each entity reporting to the Minister who has not complied with the provisions of employment equity with regard to the employment of persons with disabilities:

Entity

(a)(i)

(a)(ii)

(a)(iii)

(b)

(c)

CGS

214

153

7

N/A

N/A

MINTEK

268

228

12

N/A

N/A

MHSC

40%

21%

2%

N/A

N/A

NERSA

57%

26%

1.3%

N/A

N/A

NNR

50%

18.3%

2.7%

N/A

N/A

NRWDI

62.5%

21.9%

6.25%

N/A

N/A

SDT

10

7

3

N/A

N/A

SANEDI

23

11

0

N/A

SANEDI currently has no employees who are persons of disabilities

SADPMR

68

20

1 male

N/A

N/A

CEF Group and its subsidiaries

Entity

(a)(i) % of Women

(a)(ii) % of youth

(a)(iii) % of People living with Disabilities

(b) Provisions or strategy per entity to ensure employment equity, especially of persons with disabilities is achieved

PetroSA

30%

 19%

1.7%

  • The business continues to look at the optimisation of resources with minimal recruitment processes until the implementation of the new Corporate Plan and business model. When the organisation does have opportunities for movement in the future, the placement of women and people with disabilities will be given priority in filling afore-mentioned positions.

AEMFC

26%

 55%

 0.22%

  •  AEMFC is setting targets for the achievement of its targets for people living with disabilities and women. This will be in the updated EE plan for 2021

PASA

31%

 27%

 2%

  •  EE Committee monitoring quarterly barriers to ensure representation

SFF

31.2%

 28%

 Current exercise underway internally to establish number of persons with disability

  • Employment Equity Terms of Reference currently being reviewed and new committee will be established in 2021.   2020/2021 Strategy includes an assessment of persons with disability internally and recruitment with persons with disability.  
  • SFF advised that they are working with the university to bring in youth with disability.

CEF SOC

45%

40%

 2%

  •  Women representation has improved and exceeded the 30% target. Similarly, youth target of 30% has also been exceeded.

CEF Group

31%

28%

1%

  •  The Group gender representation is 69% male vs 31% female.
  • The gender representation at Group Top Management has increased from 25% Female representation in Q1 to 33.3% in Q2 2020/21.
  • Youth representation is below 30% target while the organisation has regressed in terms of representation of people living with disabilities

 

Necsa and its subsidiaries

Necsa

(a) (i) Proportion of person employed by the institution who are women is 673, which represent 37.7%

(ii) Persons who are youth, herewith defined as employees who are not older than 35 years of age - 461

(iii) Persons with the disabilities – 25

NTP

(a) What proportion of persons employed by NTP fall under the category of:

(i) Women: 41%

(ii) Youth: 32%

(iii) Persons with disabilities: 0.26%

Pelchem

(a) What proportion of persons employed by NTP fall under the category of:

(i) Women: 30

(ii) Youth: 0; permitted 10 students

(iii) Persons with disabilities: 1

 

09 December 2020 - NW2548

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and EnergyMr

(1) (a) What (i) total number of mining permits in heritage sites has his department granted in the Republic since 1994 and (ii) is the name of each heritage site, (b) where is the site located in each province and (c) what is the name of the person who received the mining rights in each case; (2) whether any impact studies and/or public consultation processes were undertaken; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (3) whether she will furnish Mrs V van Dyk witha copy of each impact study and/or public consultation; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i) The Department‘s records reveal that no mining permit or mining right has ever been issued over an area that constitutes a proclaimed heritage site. The records however shows that only one prospecting right was erroneously issued within the core of the Mapungubwe World Heritage site, but there is no evidence of any activities having been undertaken.

(ii)The Department‘s records reveal that no mining permit or mining right has ever been issued over an area that constitutes a proclaimed heritage site. The records however shows that only one prospecting right was erroneously issued within the core of the Mapungubwe World Heritage site, but there is no evidence of any activities having been undertaken.

(b)The Department‘s records reveal that no mining permit or mining right has ever been issued over an area that constitutes a proclaimed heritage site. The records however shows that only one prospecting right was erroneously issued within the core of the Mapungubwe World Heritage site, but there is no evidence of any activities having been undertaken.

(c)The Department‘s records reveal that no mining permit or mining right has ever been issued over an area that constitutes a proclaimed heritage site. The records however shows that only one prospecting right was erroneously issued within the core of the Mapungubwe World Heritage site, but there is no evidence of any activities having been undertaken.

(2)As indicated above, other than the prospecting permit that was issued erroneously, no mining permits were issued within a heritage site.

(3)As there were no permits within the heritage sites, there are no studies for mining within heritage sites.

 

09 December 2020 - NW2757

Mkhonto, Ms C N to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

With reference to the oversight visit of the Portfolio Committee on Employment and Labour to the Unemployment Insurance Fund headquarters on 30 October 2020, wherein it came to light that some employees are abusing the overtime system, what (a) consequence management actions is his department taking against the specified employees and (b) measures will be put in place to prevent the occurrence of such in the future?

Reply:

Officials that abuse overtime by submitting claims that are not valid are not paid for such claims and progressive discipline is taken to correct the transgression.

All overtime worked by officials in the UIF is strictly managed and controlled according to the Department of Employment and Labour’s overtime policy, the relevant DPSA and NT prescripts and prior approval must be granted for such overtime. It is a requirement that an overtime plan is developed. The overtime plan must then have clear deliverables. It then gets submitted. It has to be reported upon before further approvals are granted.

08 December 2020 - NW2917

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 459 for oral reply on 4 November 2020, she will indicate what (a) total number of farmers who were affected by fire were assisted, (b) was the total amount of financial support that was provided to each affected farmer, (c) was the cost of damage caused by fire and (d) are the details of how her department is assisting specifically those farmers with loans from Land Bank who cannot access the input costs to rebuild their herd and their farms?

Reply:

a) The report submitted by Northern Cape Province indicate a total number of 145 verified farmers affected by veld fires and they were assisted with livestock feed. A total of 82 tons from the provincial fodder banks which is R3000 per ton were provided. Extension services gave all affected farmers notices to collect the fodder from Fodder Bank at Vaalharts Research Station as calculated on listed Large Stock Unit’s per farmer. Free State department agriculture declared a state of fire disaster and requested R15 million from their equitable share to assist 117 farmers and still awaits the disbursement of that amount.

b) No direct financial support has been provided to farmers as yet by both provinces while Free State awaits the disbursement from the provincial department to support the affected farmers.

c) A total number of 44060 hectares (110 for Free State and 43 950 for Northern Cape) have been damaged by fires.

d) According to the preliminary reports submitted by both Northern Cape and Free State, there is no indication of any farmers who need loans to rebuild their farming.

In the meantime, the disaster management act requires that the provinces must reprioritize their budgets to address the immediate needs of affected farmers and then approach National Disaster Management Centre for additional funding.

08 December 2020 - NW2728

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Social Development

What (a) number of personnel of the SA Social Security Agency have been assigned and solely dedicated to the special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant appeal process and (b) are their (i) daily functions and (ii) workload?

Reply:

a) SASSA has no dedicated staff assigned to the special COVID-19 social relief of distress appeal process. There is a core team of approximately 10 people who are driving the appeals process, in addition to the other responsibilities they have. An additional 24 staff members have also been assigned to assist with the capturing and registering of appeals, while a minimum of two staff members per regions have been trained to assist, taking the total to approximately 52. The appeals, as with the applications, are systematically dealt with.

b) (i) The staff are drawn mainly from the grants administration environment at head office, while staff in the customer care environment in the provinces are assisting.

(ii) A total of approximately 60 000 appeal emails have been received, which need to be attended to by these staff, in order to register these, so that they can be reconsidered. To date, more than 37 000 have been registered.

08 December 2020 - NW2312

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)What total annual amount is spent by the State on the payment of salaries, bonuses, housing allowances and medical allowances of (a) full-time shop stewards and (b) national office bearers elected by labour unions; (2) What total number of (a) full-time shop stewards and (b) national office bearers elected by labour unions currently serve in managerial positions throughout the Public Service?

Reply:

1. 

a) The total annual amount spent by the State on the payment of salaries, bonuses, housing allowances and medical allowances of full-time shop for the month ending 30 September 2020 is R 11 812 808.00

b) The total annual amount spent by the State on the payment of salaries, bonuses, housing allowances and medical allowances of national office bearers for the month ending 30 September 2020 is R 2 502 558,00.

2. Based on the information received, there are no senior managers elected by labour unions as office bearers or full time shop stewards in the public service.

End

08 December 2020 - NW2615

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to the tourism Toolkits supplied to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation for use by the missions abroad, (a) what do the specified Toolkits comprise, (b) what training linked to the Toolkits is provided and (c) how is the (i) efficiency and (ii) impact of the Toolkits measured?

Reply:

a) What do the specified Toolkits comprise

  • Digital marketing collateral including TVC (Brand Videos), Tourism films, images, posters, banners, tourism brochures, maps and destination presentations that are all in our digital asset library
  • Press kits, newsletters, digital and social media content to use on their platforms
  • Limited hardcopy brochures, maps, USB sticks with digital marketing collateral and promotional items (mostly based on agreed activations and projects)
  • Pull-up banners and posters

b) What training is linked to the Toolkits is provided.

  • Accessing the digital asset library
  • Destination Presentation
  • Use of the digital and social media content

(c)(i) and (ii) Efficiency and the impact of the toolkits are not measured as a standalone as they are a tool used in a suite of others to achieve broader project or market objectives.

08 December 2020 - NW2443

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

(1) What steps has his department taken to ensure that the (a) Departments of (i) Justice, (ii) Military Veterans, (iii) Small Business Development, (iv) Rural Development and Land Reform and (v) Women and (b) Statistics South Africa submit their misconduct cases for the fourth quarter of the 2019-20 financial year?

Reply:

Non-compliance letters were issued to all of the above-mentioned departments (a) (i) (ii) (iii)(iv) (v) and (b) for failing to submit misconduct cases for the fourth quarter of the 2019-2020 financial year. Departments were given up to 30 October 2020 to provide the information to the Office of the Director-General for the Department of Public Service and Administration, including reasons for failing to comply. Only Military Veterans responded (on 18 August 2020) and indicated that the document was delayed due to a technical glitch. To address non-compliance, letters will be directed before the end of November 2020 to the indicated Heads of Department to express dissatisfaction regarding the matter, to request that steps be taken to prevent a repeat of the situation, and to request disciplinary action to be taken against those responsible for the delay. The Minister of Public Service and Administration will also direct similar letters to the relevant Executive Authorities.

End

08 December 2020 - NW2818

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1785 on 29 September 2020, she provided the farmers who are affected by drought in (a) Northern Cape, (b) Eastern Cape and (c) Western Cape with any funding to alleviate the effects of the drought; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of the drought adaptation and mitigation strategies and programmes her department rolled out in the specified provinces; (2) whether she will furnish Mr N P Masipa with the relevant details of the drought adaptation and mitigation strategies and programmes that farmers received from her department in collaboration with the Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. Yes, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has facilitated the allocation of drought relief funding through the National Disaster Management Centre and an amount of R138 489 000 was approved under provincial disaster grant allocation. These funds were made available following the declaration of the drought as a national state of disaster in February 2020.

Seven provinces benefitted from this allocation, including Northern Cape (received R35.689 million), Western Cape (received R25 090 million) and Eastern Cape (received R35 million). The implementation of the interventions is still in progress as the funds were transferred in July 2020.The Department further disseminates the National Agrometeorological Committee Advisories which have seasonal forecasts and suggested measures to mitigate and adapt to impacts of drought amongst other hazards. Some measures recommended in the advisories include keeping livestock in balance with the available grazing, selection of drought tolerant cultivars and provision of additional feed to livestock.

The table below depicts the detail of the provincial allocations (Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape):

WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE

District

Funding allocated

Purpose

Central Karoo

R11 000 000

Fodder

Cape Winelands

R420 000

Fodder

West Coast

R8 620 000

Fodder

Garden Route

R4 840 000

Fodder

Overberg

R210 000

Fodder

TOTAL BUDGET

R25 090 000

 

EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE

Municipality/
Region

Boreholes

Fodder Production (Lucerne)

TOTAL BUDGET

 

Number

Budget

Area (ha)

Budget

 

Alfred Nzo

08

R4 032 000

-

-

R4 032 000

Amathole

08

R4 032 000

417

R5 000 000

R9 032 000

Chris Hani

08

R4 032 000

250

R3 000 000

R7 032 000

Joe Gqabi

08

R4 032 000

-

-

R4 032 000

OR Tambo

11

R6 048 000

-

-

R6 048 000

Sarah Baartman

06

R2 824 000

167

R2 000 000

R4 824 000

Total

49

 

834

   

TOTAL BUDGET

 

R25 000 000

 

R10 000 000

R35 000 000

NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE

District

Funding allocated

Purpose

Namakwa

R5 500 000

Fodder supply

Pixley ka Seme

R4 500 000

Fodder supply

ZF Mgcau

R3 800 000

Fodder supply

Frances Baard

R3 000 000

Fodder supply

John TaoloGaetsewe

R2 500 000

Fodder supply

All districts

R2 000 000

Transportation of fodder

 

R3 500 000

Fodder bank: extending irrigation, input costs on fodder production and maintenance

Namakwa, Pixley ka Seme, John TaoloGaetsewe

R10 889 000

Clearing of prosopis

TOTAL BUDGET

R35 689 000

 

2. Yes, the monthly advisories issued to the farmers contain adaptation and mitigation strategies and details of provision of fodder have been categorised by Districts in all three provinces as per the tables above.Northern Cape Province prioritised the eradication of Prosopis trees to reduce underground water loses.

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) is working with the Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs to develop additional adaptation and mitigation strategies in Northern Cape, Western Cape and Eastern Cape Provinces.DALRRD held meetings with the National Disaster Management Centre to discuss the continuous drought conditions in the three provinces and proposed programmes to adapt and mitigate the impacts of drought. DALRRD further held meetings with the three provinces to discuss continuous drought conditions in these areas with the aim of coming up with an integrated programme to adapt and mitigate the impacts of drought in the country especially in those three provinces. DALRRD is in the process of engaging the Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the proposed interventions to expedite the implementation.

The Department also developed the Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation sector Plan and the Climate Smart Agriculture Strategic Framework which spell out specific interventions and programs to be considered for implementation, sector response measures, long-term adaptation scenarios, drought adaptation and mitigation strategies as well as programmes. DALRRD is implementing these sector plans through programmes, appropriate strategies and approaches such as Climate Smart Agriculture in collaboration with the Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the drought-stricken areas including the Karoo regions of the Western Cape, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape Provinces.

08 December 2020 - NW2445

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

What are the details of cases of misconduct that were reported in his department and in each province with regard to (a) financial misconduct and the amounts involved in each case, (b) amounts of irregular expenditure, (c) absenteeism and the period thereof, (d) dishonesty, (e) assault, (f) damage to state property and amount thereof, (g) contravention of code of conduct, (h) failure to carry out lawful order, (i) poor work performance and (j) sexual harassment?

Reply:

The details of cases of misconduct that were reported in his department (DPSA) are as follows:

MISCONDUCT

DETAILS

a) Financial misconduct and the amounts involved in each case

None

b) Amounts of irregular expenditure

R505 677.95

c) Absenteeism and the period thereof

None

d) Dishonesty/Misrepresentation

(Case initially captured as misrepresentation. The employee was found guilty on charge of dishonesty)

DPSA had one case of dishonesty in the 4th quarter. The case was finalised on 08 October 2020. The employee was found guilty and given the following sanctions:

  • One month salary suspension without pay;
  • Final written warning; and
  • Corrective counselling.

e) Assault

None

f) Damage to state property and amount thereof

None

g) Contravention of code of conduct

None

h) Failure to carry out lawful order

None

i) Poor work performance

None

j) Sexual harassment

None

The information used to compile the above table was obtained from the 4th quarter FOSAD report for the 2019/2020 financial year.

The details of cases of misconduct that were reported in each province are as follows:

The information for the response to the question of misconduct cases reported in each province is based on information obtained from provinces during the 2018/2019 financial year, as the report on Financial Misconduct for the 2019/2020 financial year is work in progress and has not been finalized.

a) Financial misconduct cases reported by provincial departments for the 2018/2019 financial year and the amounts involved:

 

CASES REPORTED BY PROVINCIAL DEPARTMENTS

1

Corruption

2

Fruitless and wasteful expenditure

3

Theft

4

Fraud

5

Gross negligence

6

Irregular expenditure

7

Misappropriation and abuse

AMOUNTS INVOLVED

Eastern Cape

R159 133 173.38

Free State

R121 333.19

Gauteng

R2 266 030.81

KwaZulu-Natal

R2 477 190.40

Limpopo

R941 159.70

Mpumalanga

R217 055.54

Northern Cape

R599 054.35

North West

R13 100.00

Western Cape

R983 569.11

Total: Provinces

R166 751 666.48

b) The Public Service Commission is not in a position to provide information with regards to the amounts involved in irregular expenditure, as the institution does not keep such records.

(c) - (j): Information is available for the following provinces:

Eastern Cape

Total Number

c) Absenteeism

8

d) Dishonesty

1

e) Assault

3

f) Damage to State property and amount thereof

2

g) Contravention of code of conduct

8

h) Failure to carry out lawful order

Not available

i) Poor Work Performance

0

j) Sexual Harassment

4

Free State

Total number

(c) Absenteeism

6

(d) Dishonesty

30

(e) Assault

42

(f) Damage to state property and amount thereof

0

(g) Contravention of code of conduct

2

(h) Failure to carry out lawful order

Not available

(i) Poor Work Performance

0

(j)Sexual Harassment

3

KwaZulu-Natal

 

(c) Absenteeism

2

(d) Dishonesty

0

(e) Assault

1

(f) Damage to state property and amount thereof

0

(g) Contravention of code of conduct

1

(h) Failure to carry out lawful order

Not available

i) Poor Work Performance

2

j) Sexual Harassment

0

Limpopo

Total number

(c) Absenteeism

1

(d) Dishonesty

2

(e) Assault

0

(f) Damage to State property and amount thereof

1

(g) Contravention of code of conduct

1

(h) Failure to carry out lawful order

Not available

(i) Poor Work Performance

0

(j) Sexual Harassment

1

Northern Cape

Total number

(c) Absenteeism

13

(d) Dishonesty

0

(e) Assault

4

(f) Damage to State property and amount thereof

1

(g) Contravention of code of conduct

1

(h) Failure to carry out lawful order

Not available

(i) Poor Work Performance

0

(j) Sexual Harassment

1

North West

 

c) Absenteeism

11

d) Dishonesty

4

ec) Assault

4

f) Damage to state property and amount thereof

0

g) Contravention of code of conduct

2

h) Failure to carry out lawful order

Not available

i) Poor Performance

1

j) Sexual Harassment

4

End

08 December 2020 - NW2210

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

What are the average salary levels that are paid to (a) full-time shop stewards and (b) national office bearers who are elected by labour unions and are employed in the public service?

Reply:

a) The average salary levels paid to full-time shop stewardswho are elected by labour unions and are employed in the public service is R 309 860,00.

b) The average salary levels paid to National office bearers who are elected by labour unions and are employed in the public service is R 486 653,00.

End

08 December 2020 - NW2616

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1) With reference to the training provided to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation for the missions abroad, (a) what training is provided, (b) how often is the specified training provided and (c) how is the (i) efficiency and (ii) impact of the training measured; (2) what (a)(i) training has been provided and (ii) to which missions has training been provided in the past three financial years to date, (b) are the outcomes of each such training and (c) what impact has the training had in each case?

Reply:

(1) (a) What training is provided.

Training to South African Missions abroad falls within the ambit of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO)- The DIRCO training Academy. The key training programmesfacilitated by DIRCO is the Heads of Mission-Designate Programme (HOMD), the Mission Preparation Programme(MPP), Spousal Programmeand where applicable the Continuous Professional Development Programme (CPD - One day courses).

Training modules provided to the Missions is as per request from the DIRCOTraining Academysince 2018. Tourism training covers the following:-

  • Head of Mission Designate: Tourism Overview.
  • Mission Readiness: Destination Marketing / Learn SA.
  • Tourism Masterclass including case studies (Full Day).
  • Spousal Destination Marketing Training.
  • Providing tourism performance information, consumer insights and research for tourism planning purposes.
  • Market Insight Sharing.
  • In-country branding and destination marketing support and toolkits for Missions.
  • Trade training and trade engagements and hosting.
  • Media and media engagements, including media interviews and roundtable discussions opportunities for the Mission.
  • Trade and consumer fairs/shows, exhibitions, activations and SAT roadshows participation.
  • Speaking opportunities at SAT marketing activations and platforms.
  • Destination Marketing/Learn SA.

b) How often is the specified training provided?

Tourism Training to DIRCO employees is conducted at DIRCO Head Office and through virtual platforms. Training is provided if and when requested by the Diplomatic Academy & International School of DIRCO. These Programmes as per above (1)(a) are facilitated Bi- annually and/or annually by DIRCO.

(c )How is the :

(i) Efficiency measured

DIRCO is best placed to advise on the how efficiency is measured for their in-house training programmes for which SAT is a service provider.

Efficiency of the programmes is measured by SAT through conducting feedback evaluations at the end of each training programme. This assists in determining whether the learning objectives and outcomes of each programme have been met.

(ii) Impact of the training measured

The training provided to the missions has ensured a consistent brand positioning of South Africa as a leisure and business events destination in the different markets.

(2) What :(a) (i)Training has been provided.

The Department of Tourism is invited to present on the Tourism Sector as a key pillar of economic diplomacy which includes an overview of the Department’s programmes and projects for the financial year in order for missions to assist in:

  • Enhancing the promotion of SA as a preferred tourism destination through SA’s missions abroad;
  • Facilitate the promotion of tourism as a trade and investment opportunity; and
  • to obtain market insights through the missions abroad relevant to the tourism sector growth and development.

South African Tourism is also invited during this session to present on their prioritised markets, tourism trends and what support could be provided to Missions to market South Africa as a key leisure and business tourism destination.(Refer also to (1) (a))

(a)(ii) To which missions has training been provided in the past three financial years to date.

Training is available to all missions as per agreed business plans and per DIRCO Schedule.The Diplomatic Academy & International School has not requested any specific training to any specific Mission during the past three years. Training focused on the programs highlighted above.( 1) (a) and (2(a)(i)

(b) What are the outcomes of each such training and (c) What impact has the training had in each case.

Our strategy is to partner with the Missions and to empower them with insights, content, brochures and promotional materials so they are able to support marketing and promotion of the destination.Furthermore, to enhance their understandingof thecontribution of tourism to the South African economy and how missions abroad can assist in tourism promotion and facilitation through DIRCO’s global footprint. Through these training programmes DIRCO has been able to support the efforts of the Department of Tourism and South African Tourism in promoting South Africa as a key leisure and business tourism destination by leveraging from their network of Diplomatic Missions abroad.

08 December 2020 - NW2779

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to the organisations supported by her department and/or SA Tourism in the past three financial years to date, on a monthly basis in each case, (a) what organisations are supported in any manner, irrespective of infrastructural support, financial support and/or any other type of support, (b) how are the specified organisations supported, (c) what is the value in Rands of support provided, (d) what are the reasons that the organisations are supported and (e) what benefit is there for her department in each case?

Reply:

The Honorable member is referred to reply2148 dated 21 September 2020 where it was stated that the department does not support any organisations.

(a) – (e ) Not applicable

08 December 2020 - NW2575

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Whether he approved the appointment of a certain person (name and details furnished) in the Office of the Minister of Finance, Mr T TMboweni, in terms of the Ministerial Handbook, in light of the fact that serious allegations of corruption were levelled against the specified person at the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption And Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, will he make public the evidence of his approval of the person’s appointment; (2) what is the total annual salary package paid to a Community Outreach Officer working in the private office of a Minister?

Reply:

1. No. The appointment of employees in the National Treasury is the responsibility of the Minister of Finance.

2. The post of Community Outreach Officer in the Office of a Minister is benchmarked at salary level 11 (R733 257 – R863 748).

End

08 December 2020 - NW2470

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) number of farms have been bought for land reform purposes in the Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality since inception of the Recapitalisation and Development (RECAP) Programme of her department up to the latest specified date for which information is available, (b) is the breakdown for each local municipality, (c) what (i) is the (aa) name of the farm, (bb) the name of previous owner and (cc) for what amount was the specified land bought and (ii) are the GPS coordinates of each specified farm; (2) what (a) is the name of each current beneficiary/project and (b) are the contact details of each beneficiary; (3) whether each farm received RECAP assistance; if not, why not; if so, what amount?

Reply:

1. (a) 69 farms

(b) Please refer to Annexure A

(c) (i) (aa),(bb),(cc) Please refer to Annexure A

(ii) Please refer to Annexure A

2. (a),(b) Please refer to attached Annexure A

(3) Please refer to attached Annexure A

ANNEXURE A: NA-Ques 2470 of 2020 Written- Land Reform farms in Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality

1 (b)

Breakdown for Each Local Municipality

(c) (i )(aa)

Name of Farm

1(c) (i) (bb)

Previous Owner / Seller

1(c) (i) (cc)

Purchase Price

1(c)(ii)

2(a)


Name of Each Current Beneficiary/Project

2(b)

Contact Details of Each Beneficiary

(3)

District

Local Municipality

Farm Name

Farm Description

   

Y Coordinate

X Coordinate

   

Recap Assistance Received (Yes / No)

If Recap Not Received - Why Not

Recap Amount

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Tswaing Local Municipality

Klippan

Portion 1 and 2 of the farm Klippan 305 IO

BasadiGopolang Agricultural Primary Co-operative Limited

R 3 109 250,00

-26,6401673267516

25,5189109919461

Mr. Thatayaone Justice Ramagapu

0836905294

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Mahikeng Local Municipality

Zeeokovallei&Wonderhoek

Portion 31 of the farm Zeekoeievallei 83 JO, Remaining Extent of the farm Wonderhoek 70 JO and Portion 3 of the farm Wonderhoek 70 JO

Coen Lamprecht Familie Trust

R 10 850 000,00

-25,7338794180693;-25,7108133593971

25,9688017373869;25,9786168624267

Mr PM Keebine

0824211943

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Tswaing Local Municipality

Klippan

Portion 10 (Portion of Portion 5) of the farm Klippan 133 IO, Portion 13 (Portion of Portion 1) of the farm Klippan 133 IO and the Remaining Extent Portion 1 of the farm Klippan 133 IO

JDH & MS Hattingh

R 6 340 000,00

-26,4370125575232

25,6505403145472

Mr GS Nthoesane

0824224626

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Mahikeng Local Municipality

Blaauwboskuil

Remaining Extent of the farm Blaauwboskuil 278 IO and Portion 1 of the farm Blaauwboskuil 278 IO

JDH & MS Hattingh

R 4 800 000,00

-26,5252988658028

25,5636037627826

Mr GG Ngakantsi

0834710594

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Mahikeng Local Municipality

Bultfontein

Portion 8 of the farm Bultfontein 92 JO

Coen Lamprecht Familie Trust

R 7 100 000,00

-25,798035165495

25,8605468912663

Mr TN Tshukutswane

0825938907

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Kgetlengrivier Local Municipality

Rondavelskraal

Portion 58 of the farm Twyfelspoort 412 JP; Portion 42 of the farm Twyfelspoort 412 JP; Portion 0 of the farm Doornfontein 375 JP and Remaining Extent of Portion 103 of the farm Rondavelskraal 290 JP

Defensive Play Properties 55 (Pty) Ltd

R 17 480 000,00

-25,6166210859434;-25,5873794199592; -25,6158037653454

26,4923461844758; 26,502523196319; 26,4888273885341

Mr A Aphane (Aphamo Pty, Ltd)

0835576605

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ratlou Local Municipality

Kliparani and Vryhof

Remaining Extent and Portion 2 of the farm Kliparani 519 IO and Portion 2 of the farm Vryhof 518 IO

JC & ES Gouws

R 27 130 000,00

-25,9943458929839; -26,0100329365053

25,3855073980703; 25,4313374707926

Mr Aobakwe Anthony Nthwane ; Mr Ofentse Moeng and Shepstone Farming Projects

0780141326 &0817975885

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Tswaing Local Municipality

Leeuwpan

Portion 2 and Portion 6 of the farm Leeuwpan 279 IO

FJC Visser cc

R 6 200 000,00

-26,5040665145512

25,6026475907336

Mr. Tshepo John Tefo

0604113145

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ditsobotla Local Municipality

Vlakplaats&Ruigtelaagte

Portion 2 (Portion of Portion 1) of the farm Vlakplaats 335 JP and Remaining Extent of Portion 1 of the farm Ruigtelaagte 353 JP

Peter Carroll CC

R 18 300 000,00

-25,9079742497533; -25,9397076693522

26,1051740006355; 26,1186668058272

Mr. Motshwarateu Innocent Mokoka

0785332402

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ratlou Local Municipality

Kameelbult and Doornbult

Remaining Extent of Portion 0 of the farm Kameelbult 604 IO and Portion 9 of the farm Doornbult 603 IO

Jacobus Petrus Pieterse & Anna JacobaStefina Pieterse

R 7 460 000,00

-26,6354282892023; -26,6144623848162

25,0395601438796; 25,0716249348379

Mr. Morapedi Prince Molema

0839955227

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Tswaing Local Municipality

Vrischgewaagd

Remaining Extent of Portion 4 of the farm Vrischgewaagd 168 IO

Bazuidenhout Trust

R 4 605 000,00

-26,5637927544285

25,4269481809042

Mr. Lungile Malo, Mr IterelengJemisDithobiso and Mr Molatlwegi Shadrack Femela

0792916483

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Tswaing Local Municipality

Villiershoop

Portion 2 and Remaining Extent of Portion 3 of the farm Villiershoop 277 IO

JA Coetzee

R 5 100 000,00

-26,5164404152654

25,544477652356

Molam’s Farming (Pty) Ltd

0784121233 &0784828642

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ratlou Local Municipality

Welverdiend

Portion 2 & 4 of the farm Welverdiend 608 IO

L Bester / ZellehenBoerdery cc

R 8 600 000,00

-26,6188218314617

25,134090276882

Mr Israel Thebe Thoka

0724077497

Yes

 

R 5 872 191,00

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Mahikeng Local Municipality

Kliparani

Portion 1 (Remaining Extent) of the farm Kliparani 519 IO

KliparaniBoerdery Trust

R 16 260 000,00

-26,0270103702327

25,3822729252702

Mr. Ramodisa Elias Monaisa and Clement Manyaneng

0635355961 & 067374 4915

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ratlou Local Municipality

Mooiplaats

Portion 1, Remaining Extent of Portion 8, Portion 9 (a Portion of Portion 5) and the Remaining Extent of Portion 16 of the farm Mooiplaats 511 IO

JS & HJE Muller

R 4 100 000,00

-26,1443657786885

25,4408111238398


Kabelo Project Primary Co-Operative Limited

0730644057

Yes

 

R 3 890 037,37

Ngaka Modiri Molema

RamotshereMoiloa Local Municipality

Olifantshoek

Ptn 1 of the farm Leeuw Bosch 252 IN, Ptn 1 of the far Olifantshoek 237 IN

Kelley Farming Estates

R 7 670 000,00

-26,1402116076599; -26,1154166385801

24,843851039417; 24,8280897940244

Reamogetse Farming Projects CC

0711913028

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Mahikeng Local Municipality

De Wig of Kuil

Remaining Extent of the Farm De Wig of Kuil 77 JO

Raymond Street Properties

R 7 450 000,00

-25,7482523073159

25,7185532051125

Mr. Ramosala Matthews Molete

0724848453

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ratlou Local Municipality

Airdale&Soete-Rus

Farm Airdale 80 IN and Remaining Extent of the Farm Soete-Rus 394 IN

Airedale Boerdery (Pty) Ltd

R 20 573 986,20

-26,0285107290357; -25,9839625704984

24,4095759346885; 24,4410605665465

Dr.Mathapelo Rosalina Motse and Mr. Goitseone Ducky Mantsi

0836286632 & 0825611657

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Mahikeng Local Municipality

Buffelsfontein

Remaining Extent of the farm Buffelsfontein 299 JP

GeenthuizBoerdery cc

R 5 400 000,00

-25,659141427955

26,0816393470908

Mr. Bafana S Gwebu

0633853854

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ditsobotla Local Municipality

Bethlehem

Portion 21 (A Portion of Portion 7) of the Farm Bethlehem 75 IO and Portion 23 (A Portion of Portion 21) of the Farm Bethlehem 75 IO

Grobbelaar Coert& Suzanne

R 4 500 000,00

-26,1322395116633

25,9426774882099

Gasetswele Organ Serema

0839757474

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ditsobotla Local Municipality

Wildfontein

Portion 16 & 17 of the Farm Wildfontein 201 IP

Johannes Alidaris Venter

R 3 300 000,00

-26,3029382815564

26,5353583099846

Mmolayi and Ramadie families Tsoga re Dire CPA)

0632219659

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Tswaing Local Municipality

Diamant Aar &Wildebeestpan

Portion 1 of the Farm Diamant Aar 200 IO & Portion 2 of the Farm Wildebeestpan 201 IO

Roux Coenraad Jacobus Le

R 9 400 000,00

-26,6357725391886; -26,6489534541149

25,4722435648332; 25,4735366377044

Mr.N M Matshogo

0711817035/ 0604476556

Yes

 

R 11 278 217,00

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ditsobotla Local Municipality

Blaauwbank

Portion1 of the Farm Blaauwbank 414 JO

Coen Lamprecht Familie Trust

R 5 000 000,00

-26,0206556870814

25,8922796284327

Mr. SL Mokgethi

0781067659

Yes

 

R 9 164 564,00

Ngaka Modiri Molema

RamotshereMoiloa Local Municipality

Doornkraal

Remaining Extent of Portion 3 & Portion 6 of the Farm Doornkraal 110 JP

Squirewood Investments 46 (Pty)Ltd

R 8 500 000,00

-25,5164620958027

26,419333864575

Mr Letsepe Joseph MboweniBridoon Trade and Invest 34 T/A Refiloe farming

0827447447

Yes

 

R 4 102 925,59

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Mahikeng Local Municipality

Kareebosch

Remaining Extent of Portion 1 and Remaining Extent of the Farm Kareebosch 90 JO

KareeboschBoere cc

R 18 000 000,00

-25,8096940673458

25,9748335724001

Metsiatsile Agricultural Holdings (Pty) Ltd

0834585722

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ratlou Local Municipality

Wonderfontein

Remaining Extent of Portion 7, Portion 11 (Portion of Portion 4) and Portion 12 (Portion of Portion 5) of the Farm Wonderfontein 617 IO

Barend Petrus Gerhardus Van Vreden

R 2 800 000,00

-26,7910976615695

25,0807903971393

Mr. Mosala

0839229898

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ratlou Local Municipality

Kameelbult

Remaining Extent of Portion 7 (A Portion of Portion 6) and Portion 18 (A Portion of Portion7) of the Farm Kameelbult 604 IO

Centurion Body Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd

R 4 500 000,00

-26,6164830634779

25,0624147709543

Mr Riet

0839229898

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Tswaing Local Municipality

Klippan

Remaining Extent; Remaining Extent of Portion 3 and Portion 5 (A Portion of Portion 3) of the Farm Klippan 305 IO

CarelIzak Jacobus Le Roux & Salome Le Roux

R 8 000 000,00

-26,611817867546

25,5032115782716

Mr. Doki Isaac Moleleki

0725210963

Yes

 

R 9 050 612,00

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Tswaing Local Municipality

Bossieslaagte

Remaining Extent of Portion 1 & Portion 7 of the Farm Bossieslaagte 369 IO

Coenraad Frederick Nel & Leonie Nel

R 5 700 000,00

-26,8647091483281

25,6467178780434

Mr. MS Mosiako

0822906145

Yes

 

R 7 726 315,00

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Tswaing Local Municipality

De Klipdrift

Remaining Extent of Portion 75 of the Farm De Klipdrift 295 IO

Lucas Jacobus Jansen Van Vuuren & Catharina Aletta Jansen Van Vuuren

R 4 530 000,00

-26,5621304356886

25,8027836714251

Mr.MMarumola

0735117993

Yes

 

R 6 365 977,08

Ngaka Modiri Molema

RamotshereMoiloa Local Municipality

Kalkfontein

Portion 4 of the Farm Kalkfontein 341 JP

JC Dreyer Trust

R 9 000 000,00

-25,8207491003461

26,3283408708022

Mr. IP Senna

0735625460

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ditsobotla Local Municipality

Strydfontein

Portion 19 (Portion of Portion 18) of the Farm Strydfontein 326 JP

Hendrik George Janse Van Rensburg

R 2 850 000,00

-25,8108798612025

26,1157651491228

Mr. Mohlopheki Andrew Mabaso

0767942501

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Tswaing Local Municipality

Rietkolk

Remaining Extent of Portion 4 of the Farm Rietkolk 99 IO

Anthony Charles Mathews

R 3 200 000,00

-26,3077354386452

25,6543924048205

Retlhabele renewable energy

0822020434

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ratlou Local Municipality

Shaftsbury

Remaining Extent of the Farm Shaftsbury 561 IO

Mr & Mrs Wessels

R 6 900 000,00

-26,2181236348503

25,280415383751

Mr. T Makodi

0710290440

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ditsobotla Local Municipality

Grootfontein

Portion 52, 61, 62, 69 (Portion of Portion 68), 70 (Portion of Portion 66), 85 (Portion of Portion 6), 65 (Portion of Portion 43), 67 (Portion of Portion 44), 0.924242 share in the Remaining Extent of Portion 38 and 0.666666 share in Portion 53 of the Farm Grootfontein 115 JO

GrootfonteinBoerderyBeleggings Proprietary Limited

R 11 500 000,00

-25,9323331472393

25,8753084147123

Mr. Dipale

0834339743

Yes

 

R 7 510 862,00

Ngaka Modiri Molema

RamotshereMoiloa Local Municipality

Logaga

Remainder of Portion 1 of the Farm Logaga 124 KP

Cronje Samuel Jacobus

R 3 000 000,00

-24,9855512114421

25,9967628591335

Mr.S S Seleka

0723339316

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Tswaing Local Municipality

Tarantaalkraal&Wonderfontein

Remaining Extent of Portion 1 & Portion 2 (Portion of Portion 1) of the Farm Tarantaalkraal 210 IO and Remaining Extent of Portion 1 of the Farm Wonderfontein 211 IO

CorwilFamilie Trust

R 7 000 000,00

-26,7947664332885; -26,8083166169437

25,1381220667191; 25,1182358693972

Mr. Sebogodi

0828205217

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ratlou Local Municipality

Doornhoek;Valleifontein&Rooigrond

Remaining Extent of Portion 20 of the Farm Doornhoek 305 JP, Remaining Extent of Portion 136 of the Farm Valleifontein 113 JO and Plot 47 Rooigrond JO

Catwalk Investments 453 (Pty) Ltd

R 22 600 000,00

-25,6962017574137; -25,9220095162

26,1394193451774; 25,8305485919401

Mr. Sebego( Akan Grand Broilers (PTY) LTD) & Mr. Mahlase (Ditloga (PTY) LTD)

0826572885 & 0747568033

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ratlou Local Municipality

Homewood

Remaining Extent of Portion 2, Portion 5, 7, 8 and Portion 14 (Portion of Portion 4) of the Farm Homewood 607 IO

Petrus Erasmus Johannes Vorster

R 23 300 000,00

-26,6153252066887

25,1120496934916

Mr. M Malo

0826824041

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ditsobotla Local Municipality

Mooimeisiefontein

Remaining Extent of Portion 31 and 25 of the Farm Mooimeisiefontein 118 JO

The Trustees Of The Jewee Trust

R 4 800 000,00

-26,018309161179

25,8427668452901

Mr. Mbiya

0716350413

Yes

 

R 6 956 469,00

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ratlou Local Municipality

Stoneham

Remaining Extent of Portion 2 of the Farm Stoneham 507 IO

Johannes Badenhorst& Elsie Badenhorst

R 2 200 000,00

-26,1685579373412

25,5251049331385

Mr. Mpambane

0737775331

Yes

 

R 7 094 066,00

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ratlou Local Municipality

Corsica

Portion 6 of the Farm Corsica 219 IO

The Trustees From Time To Time Of Wenheimtrust

R 4 700 000,00

-26,7760385501353

25,243091369123

Mr. Wittes

0837310230

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ratlou Local Municipality

Graspan

Remaining Extent of Portion 1 of the Farm Graspan 217 IO

Graspan Trust

R 3 100 000,00

-26,8006072239507

25,269835509493

Mr. Mothusi

0728346418

Yes

 

R 9 747 152,64

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ratlou Local Municipality

Corsica

Portion 8 of the Farm Corsica 209 IO

Johanna Catharina Magrietha Venter

R 6 400 000,00

-26,7932206075256

25,2539648286928

Ms. T P.Mfaladi (Tlamelo Fresh Produce CC)

0738173780

Yes

 

R 2 543 004,67

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ratlou Local Municipality

Emmanuel; Mooimeisjesfontein&Blaauwbank

Farm Emmanuel 416 JO, Remaining Extent of Portion 37 of the Farm Mooimeisjesfontein 118 JO and the Remaining Extent of the Farm Blaauwbank 414 JO

Johannes JurieLouw

R 17 000 000,00

-25,9937137597182; -26,0146827954238

25,8614425232436; 25,8755745481984

Dricon Trading 48 CC & Mr. W Tshabalala

0782593801& 0781876681

Yes

 

R 8 803 523,54

Ngaka Modiri Molema

RamotshereMoiloa Local Municipality

Bronkhorstfontein

Portion 9 (Portion of Portion 2), Portion 7 (Portion of Portion 6), Remaining Portion of Portion 6 (Portion of Portion 1) and Portion 16 (Portion of Portion 5) of the Farm Bronkhorstfontein 312 JP

Izak Petrus Mouton & Jacob Maria Mouton

R 4 800 000,00

-25,7889757602013

26,2807973118784

Mr. M Mokwena

0713720029

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ditsobotla Local Municipality

Gemsbokvlaakte

Remaining Extent of the Farm Gemsbokvlaakte 399 JN

Johannes Gerhardus Niemann

R 9 500 000,00

-25,8895947769863

24,5096065317307

BarolongboMariba

 

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

RamotshereMoiloa Local Municipality

Straatsdrift

Portions 13, 22, 37 (Portion of Portion 18) and Remaining Extent of Portion 19 of the Farm Straatsdrift 74 JP

PropatiqueInv 1015 Cc

R 3 900 000,00

-25,3106059878836

26,4361860196877

Mr. A Khan

0780916644

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ditsobotla Local Municipality

Trekdrift

Remaining Extent of Portion 26 and Portion 31 of the Farm Trekdrift 360 JP

Dawid Johannes Jacobs

R 1 700 000,00

-25,9043918446099

26,0212851849571

Mr. O Medupe

0731970208

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ratlou Local Municipality

Haakdooren

Remaining Extent of the Farm HaakdoorenVlei 63 JN

Johhannes Petrus Daniel Maree

R 6 350 000,00

-25,9185215823103

24,5273980223875

BarolongboMariba

 

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ratlou Local Municipality

Rooidammetjie

Portion 10 ( Portion of Portion 9) and Remaining Extent of Farm Rooidammetjie 501 IO

Tekett BK

R 1 938 430,70

-26,119751997283

25,552544429016

Mr. M Kgantsi

0768711240

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ditsobotla Local Municipality

Twee BuffelsGeschiet

Portions 5, 6, 19, 37 & 48 of the Farm Twee BuffelsGeschiet 42 IP

Johanna Catherina Magdalena Koekemoer

R 2 387 000,00

-26,1734064201156

26,4377041841902

Mr. Motswenyane

0787175013

Yes

 

R 2 908 678,12

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ditsobotla Local Municipality

Treurfontein

Remaining Extent of Portion 1 of the Farm Treurfontein 73 IP

Gideon Gerhardus Jacobs

R 2 200 000,00

-26,342290205626

26,2774991950439

Mr. K Molete

0825472352

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

RamotshereMoiloa Local Municipality

Straatsdrift

Portion 16, Portion 41 (A Portion of Portion 18), Portion 36 (A Portion of Portion 18) and Remaining Extent of Portion 18 of the Farm Straatsdrift 74 JP

Danie Fourie Familie Trust

R 3 394 523,00

-25,2967022489734

26,4247489329635

Mr. A Khan

0780916644

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

RamotshereMoiloa Local Municipality

Rietfontein

Portion 16 (A Portion of Portion 15) of the Farm Rietfontein 54 IP

BEZI INV PTY LTD

R 11 600 000,00

-26,2643517280756

26,0950842130225

Dr. O Mfikwe (Elicidor 77)

0823542402

Yes

 

R 5 517 016,10

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Tswaing Local Municipality

Welverdiend

Portion 2 & 9 of the Farm Welverdiend 304 IO

Christina Le Roux

R 4 935 000,00

-26,5384215253569

25,5418912821305

Mr.LJ Molefe

0717986101

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ditsobotla Local Municipality

Elizabeth

Portion 3 & 4 of the Farm Elizabeth 357 JP

Mr & Mrs Dreyer

R 6 000 000,00

-25,9632120453015

25,9964268446741

Mr. K Mogwe

0836555827

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ratlou Local Municipality

Dover

Portion 2,3,4,6 and Remaining Extent of the Farm Dover 209 JO

VIZIRAMA 176 PTY LTD

R 22 000 000,00

-25,9309459847225

25,1714612734234

Mr. S Mohapi& Mrs. Tlatsana

0787470174 & 0833428852

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ratlou Local Municipality

Wegdraai / Krom Spruit

Farm Wegdraai (Portion 2 & Extent of Wegdraai 205 and Portion 2 of Krom Spruit 212

ANDRIES STEPHANUS NIEMANN

R 12 730 000,00

-26,043466017; -26,0860855547318

24,5590731070001; 24,5681717264173

Ernest Mocumi - Barolong Bo Mariba

 

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ditsobotla Local Municipality

Sterkfontein

Portion 8 (Portion of Portion 1) of the Farm Sterkfontein 155 IP

CATHARINA MARIA BOSMAN

R 2 400 000,00

-26,2343772010616

26,5056593804866

Mr. G Mokoto

0743311017

Yes

 

R 2 590 899,77

Ngaka Modiri Molema

RamotshereMoiloa Local Municipality

Trekdrift

Portion 33 of the Farm Trekdrift 360 JP

HESTER SOPHIA JOHANNA GELDENHUYS

R 3 400 000,00

-25,9131912864132

26,0142527017864

Mr.KRakate

0826104132

Yes

 

R 2 173 600,00

Ngaka Modiri Molema

RamotshereMoiloa Local Municipality

Klippan

Portion 16, 17 & 18 (Portion of Portion 12) of the Farm Klippan 13 IP &Schaapplaats 14 IP

LAND & AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA

R 7 170 000,00

-26,0215076004763; -26,0643364580311

26,4429005270186; 26,3972262135177

BashaBalemirui

0766229955

Yes

 

R 3 475 117,70

Ngaka Modiri Molema

RamotshereMoiloa Local Municipality

Twyfelhoek

Portion 1 of the Farm Twyfelhoek 62 JO

JOHANNES COENRAAD LAMPRECHT

R 4 600 000,00

-25,6565308488299

25,7921249800836

Mr. Molamu

0725727572

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ditsobotla Local Municipality

Nooitgedacht

Remainder of the Farm Nooitgedacht 131 IP

VETPAN LANDGOED CC

R 8 728 000,00

-26,0732952793317

26,7552549671129

Mr. Mocwiri

0822535427

Yes

 

R 3 771 758,00

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Tswaing Local Municipality

Schoongezigt

Portion 1 of the Farm Schoongezigt 120 IO

CHRISTIAAN JOHAN VAN NIEKERK

R 4 400 000,00

-26,3769167513196

25,6421708491718

Mr. RO Lerole

0827497524

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Tswaing Local Municipality

Rietkolk

Farm Rietkolk 423 IO

JOHANNES JACOB FREDERIK VAN JAARSVELD

R 2 000 000,00

-26,2682305647484

25,7246322465744

Mr. T Leteane

0825735238

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

RamotshereMoiloa Local Municipality

Willowpark

Remaining Portion of the farm Willowpark 41 JO

OCKERT ANDRIES VAN WYK

R 3 000 000,00

-25,5175917272889

25,9563979814552

Mr. O Motlogelwa

0782203002

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ditsobotla Local Municipality

Trekdrift

Portion 4 of the Farm Trekdrift 360 JP

MATTHYS CHRISTOFFEL DE KOKER

R 7 200 000,00

-25,9311730475607

25,9974653927573

Mrs. Mochwane

0664221031

Yes

 

R 2 488 980,00

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ditsobotla Local Municipality

Elizabeth

Portion 5 and Remainder of Portion of the Farm Elizabeth 357 JP

JACOB PIETER DREYER

R 5 722 000,00

-25,9825194659008

26,0108741171443

Xolani Makhakha

0722022290

No

Limited financial resources

N/A

08 December 2020 - NW3014

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to the tourism offices in the nine provinces, (a) what offices are established in each province, (b) where is each office physically located in each case, (c) what new offices have been established in the past three financial years to date, (d) how have these offices been affected by the lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, (e) what are the functions of each office, (f) how are the specified functions (i) monitored and (ii) measured and (g) what are the monthly costs of each office?

Reply:

The Department of Tourism does not have tourismoffices in the nine provinces of South Africa.

(a) - (g) Not applicable.

08 December 2020 - NW2209

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(a) What is the total number of (i) fulltime shop stewards and (ii) national office bearers elected by labour unions that are employed and paid by the State in the public service and (b) will he furnish Dr L A Schreiber with a breakdown of the number of (i) full-time shop stewards and (ii) national office bearers elected by labour unions employed and paid by the State in the public service in each (aa) national government department, (bb) provincial government department and (cc) public sector labour union?

Reply:

(a) 

(i) The total number of fulltime shop stewards elected by labour unions and paid by the state in the Public Service is 395.

(ii) The total number of elected National office bearers electedby labour unions that are employed and paid by the State in the public service is 32.

b) Breakdown of the number of (i) full-time shop stewards and (ii) national office bearers elected by labour unions employed and paid by the State in the public service in each (aa) national government department, (bb) provincial government department and (cc) public sector labour union is attached hereto as TagA1.

End

08 December 2020 - NW2534

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) total number of farms have been bought for land reform purposes in the Gert Sibande District Municipality since the inception of the Recapitalisation and Development Programme of her department up to the latest specified date for which information is available and (b) is the breakdown of each (i) local municipality, (ii) farm name, (iii) name of previous owner, (iv) amount that the land was bought for, (v) GPS coordinates of the farm, (vi) name of current beneficiary/project name and (vii) contact details of current beneficiary; (2) whether each farm received recapitalisation and development programme assistance; if not, why not; if so, what amount?

Reply:

1. (a) 161 farms bought for land reform purpose.

(b) (i),(ii),(iii),(iv),(v),(vi),(vii) Please refer to Annexure A.

2. Please refer to Annexure A.

08 December 2020 - NW2905

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)(a) What total number of SA Tourism offices are in place abroad and (b) in which countries are the offices; (2) (a) since what date has each office been opened in each specified country and (b) what is the mandate of each office; (3) (a) what has each office achieved in each of the past three financial years to date and (b) how is each achievement measured in each case; (4) what were the costs relating to each office in each respective month in the past three financial years to date?

Reply:

Kindly note this is the same question was replied to on 25 August 2020, Parliamentary Question 1168.

The original reply is hereby attached for reference purposes.

.QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY:

Question Number: 1168

Date of Publication: 12June 2020

NA IQP Number: 20

Date of reply: 25 August 2020

Mr M S F de Freitas (DA) to ask the Minister of Tourism:

With reference to tour offices of the Republic in countries worldwide, (a) what total number of tour offices does her department have in each country, (b) on what date was each office opened, (c) what are the monthly costs of each office, (d) what is the mandate of each office, (e) what (i) was the output of each office in the 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 financial years and (ii) for the remainder of this financial year, (f) how is each office monitored and (g) to whom does each office report?

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REPLY:

a) South African Tourism has offices in 10countries globally operating as regional hubs and servicing key source markets.

b) On what date was each office opened?

AFRICA

AMERICAS

EUROPE

ASIA

AUSTRALASIA

Nigeria

US

Germany

UK

France

Netherlands

India

China

Japan

Australia

2014

1984

1960

1989

1993

1983

2004

2014

1978

2000

c) What are the monthly costs of each office?

AFRICA

AMERICAS

EUROPE

ASIA

AUSTRALASIA

Nigeria

US

Germany

UK

France

Netherlands

India

China

Japan

Australia

R1 066 796,98

R1 444 683,24

R1 196 157,23

R1 162 767,57

R1 144 239,24

R1 031 060,45

R1 313 938,18

R 866 063,72

R 534 334,97

R 868 375,25

d) What is the mandate of each office?

Each office operates as a regional hub servicing key source markets, to ensure effective marketing initiatives, support to the value chain partners and effective delegation of authority and responsibility. Mandate of each office is to drive number of international tourist arrivals into South Africa, increase tourist foreign direct spend, geographic spread, brand positivity and awareness.

(e )(i) What was the output of each office in the financial year?

The output achieved is through partnering with relevant travel trade in each of the markets that are serviced by the country offices in which it invests to maximise synergies, enhance tourist experiences and increase sales of packages to South Africa. Partnerships allow South African Tourism to reach a larger audience at a shared cost with the partner, while the partner is equipped with brand relevant content and tools.

COUNTRY OFFICE

( and the markets it serves)

2016/17- Arrivals

2017/2018- Arrivals

2018/19 - Arrivals

Nigeria

(IncludesGhana)

82 751

68 626

74 768

US

( Includes Canada)

406 192

437 903

444 671

Germany

(Include Austria and Switzerland)

394 548

437 837

431 668

UK

(Includes Ireland)

478 385

479 411

462 305

France

( Include Spain, Portugal and Italy)

292 494

335 666

323 641

Netherlands

(Include Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway)

297 152

320 275

310 258

India

(IncludeTurkey, UAE, Malaysia and Singapore)

121 298

135 336

126 998

China

(IncludesSouth Korea)

126 658

119 444

119 004

Japan

24 018

27 410

27 542

Australia

(IncludesNew Zealand)

115 611

133 351

131 059

e (ii)Remainder of this financial year.

South Africa has a goal of achieving 21 million international arrivals by 2030. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted the travel and tourism sector with borders closed and flights grounded. The forecast by the UNWTO is that global tourism will decline by 20-30%.

The pandemic has rendered South African Tourism’s current market investment portfolio outdated for this year. Plans are in place to review the market investment choices by revising and updating the Marketing Investment Framework. The revision will ensure that new variables and data are considered in the framework which will reflect the future tourism state post the pandemic and will allow South African Tourism to review market investment choices based on various scenarios.

f) How is each office monitored?

Activities at all global offices are monitored and evaluated through SA Tourism Strategy, Insights and Analytics (SIA) Unit as part of the organisational performance monitoring processes and the markets performance are reported quarterly. Furthermore, the compliance and governance are maintained through policies and processes and monitored through the Internal Audit Unit.

g) To whom does each office report

Each office reports to Regional General Managers based at the South African Tourism’s Head Office in Sandton. The reporting is structured as follows:

Reporting

Regional General Manager: Africa

Regional General Manager: Americas

Regional General Manager:

Europe

Regional General Manager:

Asia/Australasia/Middle East

Continent

AFRICA

AMERICAS

EUROPE

ASIA

AUSTRALASIA

Country Office

Nigeria

US

Germany

UK

France

Netherlands

India

China

Japan

Australia

08 December 2020 - NW2695

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to the lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, (a)(i) by what date will international borders be open for tourism and (ii) on what information does the Government rely in this regard and (b)(i) what research has been undertaken in respect of the economic impact and job losses on the tourism sector and (ii) what are the findings of such research?

Reply:

a) (i)International Borders are open as announced by the President of the Republic on 11 November 2020

(ii) Not Applicable

b) (i) What research has been undertaken in respect of the economic impact and job losses on the tourism sector?

The Department of Tourism in collaboration with International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) and the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has conducted a tourism Industry Survey on the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism sector. The survey aims to quantify the extent of the impact of COVID-19: how effective the support has been and what kind of help is still required. The survey was planned to be conducted three times over a period of the next 12 months to track progress. The first survey was done in April 2020 and covered the month of March and had 1 610 respondents. The analysis of the third survey is currently being conducted.

(ii) What are the findings of such research?

The second survey was done in July 2020 and covered the month of June and had 1 501 respondents. The following are the findings from the survey:

  • 99% of responding enterprises were affected by COVID-19.
  • Business were marginally more optimistic in June than in April, with 67% feeling neutral or positively believing their business will survive to take part in the recovery, up from 64% in April.
  • 61% of enterprises were not operating in June, with 54% planning to reopen by September. Most of these re-openings were to be partial.
  • The most significant concern for businesses considering reopening was sufficient demand to break-even, and 66% of enterprises highlighted the requirement for international and domestic markets to open before they will consider reopening.
  • 95% of enterprises (83% in March) reported that revenues in May 2020 were down more than 50% compared to May 2019, and 75% of enterprises said revenues were 100% less. This was significantly more than in the previous survey, where 34% of enterprises said revenues were 100% less.
  • 64% of enterprises were unable to service their debts and 67% of enterprises were unable to cover fixed costs in May 2020.
  • The most common mitigation measure regarding workforce management, remained wage reduction to include 55% of enterprises with more than half their workforce on reduced wages(up from 50% in March). The number of enterprises employing furlough measures had stayed constant, as have the numbers of enterprises making redundancies. 43% of enterprises indicated that they did not make redundancies.
  • Medium sized enterprises were the most affected in terms of wage reduction (89% have reduced wages for more than half their workforce) and furloughed, followed by large businesses, and large business were most likely to have made more than half their staff redundant (16%).
  • Furthermore, the survey revealed that most commonly applied mitigation measures by businesses were supporting deferment of bookings instead of cancellation, and providing refunds.
  • In a similar pattern to the results from the April survey, all businesses prioritised the need for financial support for cashflow, financial support for recovery, and tax relief. In this survey, expert advice on business recovery, advice on health and safety measures, and support for commercial debt repayment had climbed higher on the priority list. As before, micro enterprises indicated that cashflow was their first priority, small enterprises prioritised financial support for recovery and both medium and large enterprises prioritised tax relief.
  • The support facilities with the most respondent awareness were the UIF scheme and the Tourism Relief of the Department.

More detail is available on the department’s website.

https://www.tourism.gov.za/CurrentProjects/Tourism_Relief_Fund_for_SMMEs/Documents/South%20Africa%20Tourism%20Survey%202%20on%20COVID-9%20(June%202020)%20Results.pdf

08 December 2020 - NW2907

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether the Animal Health Act, Act 7 of 2002 is an attempt to partially domesticate the Republic’s international obligations arising from the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The aim of the Animal Health Act, 2002 (Act No. 7 of 2002) is to promote animal health and to control animal diseases; provide for the appropriate governance structures and regulate the importation and exportation of animals.

The Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement applies to all sanitary and phytosanitary measures which might affect international trade. Members can apply science-based risk measures to achieve an appropriate level of sanitary and phytosanitary protection in relation to risks to animal and plant life and human health. Domestic legislation such as the Animal Health Act, 2002, contributes to compliance to international obligations, such as those contained in the SPS Agreement, but domestic legislation and related policies extends beyond this and aims to achieve its primary purpose statement (e.g promoting animal health).

08 December 2020 - NW881

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Cachalia, Mr G K to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)Whether her department will offer any form of Covid-19 financial or other relief to small businesses; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether the Covid-19 financial or other relief will only be allocated to qualifying small businesses according to the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, Act 53 of 2003, as amended; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what statutory grounds and/or provisions does she or her department rely to allocate Covid-19 financial or other relief only to small businesses according to the specified Act and (b) what form of Covid-19 financial or other relief, if any, will be made available to other small businesses?

Reply:

  1. and (2), (a) and (b)

The Department of Social Development has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Small Business Development. One of the key responsibilities of DSD as per the MoU is to facilitate linkages of cooperatives to economic opportunities deriving from Social Development programmes.The department has developed a Tool on support to Co-Operatives. During Covid-19, Department of Social Development has identified Co-Operatives and other small businesses that are involved in food production and purchased food especially in the form of vegetables and fruits from them which were part of the food parcel packages. This has brought some form of reliefto these small businesses as they had access to some form of income during the height of Covid-19 Pandemic.

As a way of offering any form of Covid-19 financial or other relief to small businesses, DSD continues to link Co-Operatives to Community Nutrition and Development Centres (CNDCs) where people have access to cooked meals.

Plans are currently underway at level one to gradually openCommunity Nutrition and Development Centres in line with the current Covid-19 regulations. Small Businesses and Co-Operatives will continue from these linkages as plans to massifythis initiatives are underway within the Department of Social Development, South African Social Security Agency and National Development Agency.

08 December 2020 - NW1331

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) total number of instances of illegal invasion of land owned by her department was recorded by her department in each (i) province and (ii) of the past five financial years, (b) is the current status of occupation, (c) total number of persons are currently occupying the land and (d) steps has her department taken to remedy the situation in each specified case?

Reply:

(a)(i),(ii) The table below reflect number illegal invasion where there is human occupation on the property owned by the Department:

(a) (i) Each Province

(a) Number Instances of Illegal Invasion

(ii) of the past five financial years

   

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

EC

20

   

4

15

1

FS

12

 

1

4

6

1

GP

3

   

2

1

 

KZN

43

7

2

2

23

9

LP

18

11

5

2

   

MP

6

 

1

2

1

2

NC

8

 

8

     

NW

25

1

 

4

20

 

WC

1

     

1

 

Total

136

19

17

20

67

13

(b)(c),(d) Please refer to Annexure A.

ANNEXURE A OF NA-QUES 1331 OF 2020

Province

Town Name

Parcel

Portion

Farm Name

(b) Current status of occupation

(c) total number of persons are currently occupying the land

(d) steps have her department taken)

FS

Harrismith

1903

97

Portion 97

The illegal occupiers are still in occupation

4 persons

Ministerial approval was granted for the eviction of all the occupiers. The legal process is underway.

FS

Harrismith

1903

77

Portion 77

Family occupying the farmhouse illegally.

4 persons

Eviction order was granted against Mr Mphuthi. He vacated the farm, but his immediate family is refusing to vacate.

FS

Harrismith

1903

134

Portion

Person is illegally occupying the farm

1 person

Notifications to vacate the farm were issued to Mrs Rosa Mphuthi. She refused to vacate. Ministerial approval will be sought to institute eviction proceedings against Mrs Mphuthi.

FS

Harrismith

1903

135

Portion

Person is illegally occupying the farm

1 person

Notifications to vacate the farm were issued to Mrs Rosa Mphuthi. She refused to vacate. Ministerial approval will be sought to institute eviction proceedings against Mrs Mphuthi.

FS

Harrismith

365

1

Bloemhof

The illegal occupier is still on the farm

1 person

Notification to vacate the farm was issued to Mr Hlatshwayo, in the presence of the SAPS, but he refused to vacate. He later promised to move his livestock to Ladysmith and then reneged during the lockdown period. Mr Hlatshwayo has recently agreed to vacant end of Oct 2020.

FS

Harrismith

1903

80

Portion 80

The illegal occupiers are still on the farm

2 persons

Notifications to vacate the farm were issued to Mr Mofokeng and Mr Shabangu, but they refused to vacate. Ministerial approval was granted for the initiation of eviction proceedings. The legal process is underway.

FS

Thaba'Nchu

Erf 720

0

 

Illegal occupation.

1 person

Notification to vacate was issued to Mr Hamid. Due to no co-operation, Ministerial approval will be sought to initiate eviction proceedings.

FS

Thaba'Nchu

Erf 277

0

 

Illegal occupation.

1 person

Notification to vacate was issued to Mr Hamid. Due to no co-operation, Ministerial approval will be sought to initiate eviction proceedings.

FS

Thaba'Nchu

Erf 181

0

 

Illegally occupied.

4 persons

Notification to vacate was issued. Approval is still being sought for the initiation of eviction proceedings.

FS

Bloemfontein

3000

1

Moroka

The farm is occupied illegally.

8 persons

Mr Ntheri was given notification to vacate in 2012. Due to no cooperation, eviction proceedings were initiated and are still underway.

FS

Bloemfontein

534

6

Waaikraal

Group of illegal invaders occupied the farm.

6 persons

Notifications to vacate were issued. Due to lack of cooperation, approval is still being sought for the initiation of eviction proceedings.

FS

Thaba'Nchu

116

0

Waalhoek

Land is illegally sublet.

2 persons

Notifications to vacate were issued. Due to lack of cooperation, approval is still being sought for the initiation of eviction proceedings.

GP

Pretoria

97

4

Stinkwater

Occupied - settlement

70 households

State Attorney was approached to assist with the eviction of illegal occupants. Legal papers have been drawn.

GP

Pretoria

116

 

Klipdrift

Occupied - settlement

80 households

State Attorney was approached to assist with the eviction of illegal occupants. Legal papers have been drawn and pleadings have closed and awaiting a trial date.

GP

Walkerville

333

 

Cyferfontein

Occupied - settlement

350 households

Case opened with the De Deur Police Station and is still under investigation.

LP

Burgersfort

275

R/E

Praktiseer

The invaders are still in occupation

95 households

The process to obtain approval to initiate eviction proceedings from the Minister is in progress.

LP

Burgersfort

275

1

Praktiseer

     

LP

Burgersfort

275

2

Praktiseer

     

LP

Burgersfort

367

R/E

Kalkfontein

Invaders forcefully evicted by the executive members of BakonebaMakopole CPA. The farm is not illegally occupied anymore.

Vacant

The farms are State land registered in the name of the National Government of South Africa and were not transferred to the CPA. The CPA executive committee is experiencing lawlessness as some individuals are encroaching or occupying the land without the CPA ‘s consent.

LP

Burgersfort

367

4

Kalkfontein

     

LP

Burgersfort

367

5

Kalkfontein

     

LP

Burgersfort

367

6

Kalkfontein

     

LP

Burgersfort

367

8

Kalkfontein

     

LP

Burgersfort

367

9

Kalkfontein

     

LP

Burgersfort

304

R/E

Dresden

The farm is not occupied

Vacant

Claimants requested that the state should protect the land until they finalise the land claim and to interdict the invaders. State Attorney instructed to file an interdict.

LP

Burgersfort

304

1

Dresden

     

LP

Burgersfort

262

 

Schoonheid

The farm is not occupied

Vacant

Whilst the process to obtain approval from the Minister to evict was still underway, the matter got resolved amicably and the illegal occupation ceased.

LP

Steilloop

403

R/E

Steilloop

Invaders still in occupation

45 households

The court granted an order in favour of the Department for the eviction of the intruders who encroached on the farm.

LP

Steilloop

403

1

Steilloop

     

LP

Phalaborwa

6

 

Mbaula Ranch

Invaders still in occupation

29 persons

The process to obtain approval to initiate eviction proceedings from the Minister was started.

LP

Steiloop

385

0

Steilwater

Land invaded by community members

46 households

The Department is in the process of donating the Property to Mogalakwena Local Municipality.

LP

Burgersfort

301

R/E

Vilijoenshoop

Invaders in occupation

362 households

Instruction for court order to evict the unlawful occupiers is being handled by the State Attorney.

LP

Musina

114

 

Olympie

Invader in occupation

1 person

Recommend property to be transferred to the local municipality

MP

Ermelo

267

5

Witpunt

Invaders using the farm for dwelling purposes and grazing.

7 persons

Approval memo to initiate eviction proceedings is on route to the Minister. The Msukaligwa Local Municipality and the Gert Sibande District Municipality were also engaged.

MP

Ermelo

267

7

Witpunt

Invaders using the farm for dwelling purposes and grazing.

5 persons

Approval memo to initiate eviction proceedings is on route to the Minister. The Msukaligwa Local Municipality and the Gert Sibande District Municipality were also engaged.

MP

Ermelo

273

6

Driehoek

Illegal mining. The lessees (Bambaspha Primary Agricultural Co-operative Limited do not have access onto the subject property to exercise their rights per signed Agricultural Land Lease Agre38ement.

1 company

Mashala Mining invaded the subject property and conducted open cast coal mining. The Minister granted approval for the initiation of legal proceedings in October 2019. The legal process is underway.

MP

Elukwatini

152

0

Nederlands

The invasion is still continuing through individuals allocating residential stands to unknown individuals and foreigners.

148 persons

The Department was informed by farm occupiers of illegal invasion and establishment of residential sites on the subject property. Investigation was conducted, and engagement was done with the local Traditional Authority as invaders are their subjects. A notice to Mr Nhlabathi to desist from illegally allocating residential sites on the farm was served on 28 November 2017.TheEmbuleni Traditional Authority was informed of such activities and the claimants were also engaged and are being assisted by the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights to evict the illegal occupiers. A Land Rights Enquiry is also being conducted to distinguish legitimate occupiers, claimants and labour tenants from invaders. Illegal invasion has since stopped, and regular inspections are conducted by officials from the Directorate: Property Management

MP

Delmas

556

1

Waaikraal

Permanent and temporary residential structures erected, and the local municipality is providing essential services to invaders.

63 persons

The Victor Khanye Municipality was engaged with an intention to subdivide the property and donate the affected land for human settlements.

MP

Delmas

556

6

Waaikraal

Permanent and temporary residential structures erected, and the local municipality is providing essential services to invaders.

38 persons

The Victor Khanye Municipality was engaged with an intention to subdivide the property and donate the affected land for human settlements.

NC

Kenhardt

317

1

Poortijes

Property is occupied by unauthorised persons belonging to a family, for grazing of livestock; Persons also occupy an old structure on the property, as well.

2 persons

Various engagement with family members (in person & written) to address the issue, however the issue has never fully been resolved, as some family members have refused to remove their livestock from the property/ move off the property.

The case has been referred to the State Attorney for an eviction application.

NC

Kuruman

384

1

Cropwell

Are occupied by unauthorised persons who graze their livestock, as well as reside there. (The main farmhouse has been occupied.)

2 persons

Persons were informed (in person, telephonically and through written correspondence) regarding their unauthorised occupation and use of the properties and infrastructure and were requested to vacate the properties in order to avoid legal action.

The local police were requested to assist. The processes involved in applying for and being allocated agricultural land was discussed and explained.

The illegal occupant and his legal representatives were engaged; however, they did not abide to agreements reached.

The case has been referred to the State Attorney's office to initiate eviction proceedings.

NC

Kuruman

435

3

Broughton

Are occupied by unauthorised persons who graze their livestock, as well as reside there. (The main farmhouse has been occupied.)

2 persons (same persons as on the farm Cropwell)

Persons were informed (in person, telephonically and through written correspondence) regarding their unauthorised occupation and use of the properties and infrastructure and were requested to vacate the properties in order to avoid legal action.

The local police were requested to assist. The processes involved in applying for and being allocated agricultural land was discussed and explained.

The illegal occupant and his legal representatives were engaged; however, they did not abide to agreements reached.

The case has been referred to the State Attorney's office to initiate eviction proceedings.

NC

Kuruman

1040

7

Pender

Neighbouring community members have illegally accessed and are utilising the farms for livestock grazing. Herdsmen have erected shanties on some of the Pender farms, to look after livestock belonging to unauthorised persons.

2 persons

Various meetings held with affected and involved individuals to resolve the issue. The meetings involved the authorised Pender farmers; Traditional Authority and community members from neighbouring villages; and Pender representatives & officials from the State Attorney's office.

Reports / requests for assistance to the local police, when properties were invaded, livestock was being off-loaded and/or when lessees were physically threatened.

The State Attorney's office was engaged to assist with processes to address illegal invasions.

The Office started a phased approach by forming a project team, which visited / inspected 11 Pender farms (1/3 of the total Pender farms) to establish the status on each property. Officials also met with affected, authorised lessees of those farms. (The planned inspection of the remaining farms has been delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.)

NC

Kuruman

1040

30

Pender

Neighbouring community members have illegally accessed and are utilising the farms for livestock grazing. Herdsmen have erected shanties on some of the Pender farms, to look after livestock belonging to unauthorised persons.

3 persons

Various meetings held with affected and involved individuals to resolve the issue (Meetings with the authorised Pender farmers; Meetings between the Traditional Authority and community members from neighbouring villages; Meetings with Pender representatives & officials from the State Attorney's office).

Reports/ requests for assistance to the local police, when properties were invaded, livestock was being off-loaded and/or when lessees were physically threatened.

The State Attorney's office was engaged to assist with processes to address illegal invasions.

The Office started a phased approach, by forming a project team, which visited / inspected 11 Pender farms (1/3 of the total Pender farms) to establish the status on each property. Officials also met with affected, authorised lessees of those farms. (The planned inspection of the remaining farms has been delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.)

NC

Kuruman

1040

31

Pender

Neighbouring community members have illegally accessed and are utilising the farms for livestock grazing. Herdsmen have erected shanties on some of the Pender farms, to look after livestock belonging to unauthorised persons.

3 persons

Various meetings held with affected and involved individuals to resolve the issue (Meetings with the authorised Pender farmers; Meetings between the Traditional Authority and community members from neighbouring villages; Meetings with Pender representatives & officials from the State Attorney's office).

Reports / requests for assistance to the local police, when properties were invaded, livestock was being off-loaded and/or when lessees were physically threatened.

The State Attorney's office was engaged to assist with processes to address illegal invasions.

The Office started a phased approach, by forming a project team, which visited / inspected 11 Pender farms (1/3 of the total Pender farms) to establish the status on each property. Officials also met with affected, authorised lessees of those farms. (The planned inspection of the remaining farms has been delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.)

NC

Kuruman

1040

32

Pender

Neighbouring community members have illegally accessed and are utilising the farms for livestock grazing. Herdsmen have erected shanties on some of the Pender farms, to look after livestock belonging to unauthorised persons.

2 persons

Various meetings held with affected and involved individuals to resolve the issue (Meetings with the authorised Pender farmers; Meetings between the Traditional Authority and community members from neighbouring villages; Meetings with Pender representatives & officials from the State Attorney's office).

Reports/ requests for assistance to the local police, when properties were invaded, livestock was being off-loaded and/or when lessees were physically threatened.

The State Attorney's office was engaged to assist with processes to address illegal invasions.

The Office started a phased approach, by forming a project team, which visited / inspected 11 Pender farms (1/3 of the total Pender farms) to establish the status on each property. Officials also met with affected, authorised lessees of those farms. (The planned inspection of the remaining farms has been delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.)

NC

Kuruman

1040

33

Pender

Neighbouring community members have illegally accessed and are utilising the farms for livestock grazing. Herdsmen have erected shanties on some of the Pender farms, to look after livestock belonging to unauthorised persons.

1 person

Various meetings held with affected and involved individuals to resolve the issue (Meetings with the authorised Pender farmers; Meetings between the Traditional Authority and community members from neighbouring villages; Meetings with Pender representatives & officials from the State Attorney's office).

Reports/ requests for assistance to the local police, when properties were invaded, livestock was being off-loaded and/or when lessees were physically threatened.

The State Attorney's office was engaged to assist with processes to address illegal invasions.

The Office started a phased approach, by forming a project team, which visited / inspected 11 Pender farms (1/3 of the total Pender farms) to establish the status on each property. Officials also met with affected, authorised lessees of those farms. (The planned inspection of the remaining farms has been delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.)

NW

Ganyesa

514

4

Brulpun

Still invaded

3 persons

The Department obtained an interim eviction order in August 2019, however it is yet to be confirmed due to subsequent postponements of hearings.

NW

Ganyesa

514

5

Brulpun

Cattle grazing - herdsman living

1 person

The Department obtained an interim eviction order in August 2019, however it is yet to be confirmed due to subsequent postponements of hearings.

NW

Ganyesa

514

6

Brulpun

Cattle grazing - herdsman living

1 person

The Department obtained an interim eviction order in August 2019, however it is yet to be confirmed due to subsequent postponements of hearings.

NW

Ganyesa

517

 

Vergelegen 517

Still invaded

1 person

The Department obtained an interim eviction order in August 2019, however it is yet to be confirmed due to subsequent postponements of hearings.

NW

Ganyesa

444

 

Vaalboschlaagte

Cattle grazing - herdsman living

2 persons

The Department obtained an interim eviction order in August 2019, however it is yet to be confirmed due to subsequent postponements of hearings.

NW

Ganyesa

444

6

Vaalboschlaagte

Cattle grazing - herdsman living

4 persons

The Department obtained an interim eviction order in August 2019, however it is yet to be confirmed due to subsequent postponements of hearings.

NW

Ganyesa

444

 

Vaalboschlaagte

Still invaded

3 persons

The Department obtained an interim eviction order in August 2019, however it is yet to be confirmed due to subsequent postponements of hearings.

NW

Ganyesa

444

 

Vaalboschlaagte

Cattle grazing - herdsman living

1 person

The Department obtained an interim eviction order in August 2019, however it is yet to be confirmed due to subsequent postponements of hearings.

NW

Ganyesa

444

2

Vaalboschlaagte

Cattle grazing - herdsman living

3 persons

The Department obtained an interim eviction order in August 2019, however it is yet to be confirmed due to subsequent postponements of hearings.

NW

Ganyesa

444

5

Vaalboschlaagte

Cattle grazing - herdsman living

4 persons

The Department obtained an interim eviction order in August 2019, however it is yet to be confirmed due to subsequent postponements of hearings.

NW

Ganyesa

444

7

Vaalboschlaagte

Cattle grazing - herdsman living

2 persons

The Department obtained an interim eviction order in August 2019, however it is yet to be confirmed due to subsequent postponements of hearings.

NW

Ganyesa

444

 

Vaalboschlaagte

Cattle grazing - herdsman living

2 persons

The Department obtained an interim eviction order in August 2019, however it is yet to be confirmed due to subsequent postponements of hearings.

NW

Ganyesa

459

2

Mamusa

Cattle grazing - herdsman living

2 persons

The Department obtained an interim eviction order in August 2019, however it is yet to be confirmed due to subsequent postponements of hearings.

NW

Ganyesa

459

4

Mamusa

Cattle grazing - herdsman living

1 person

The Department obtained an interim eviction order in August 2019, however it is yet to be confirmed due to subsequent postponements of hearings.

NW

Ganyesa

989

 

Brandystake

Cattle grazing - herdsman living

1 person

The Department obtained an interim eviction order in August 2019, however it is yet to be confirmed due to subsequent postponements of hearings.

NW

Ganyesa

415

2

Woodlands

Still invaded

1 person

The Department obtained an interim eviction order in August 2019, however it is yet to be confirmed due to subsequent postponements of hearings.

NW

Ganyesa

415

5

Woodlands

Cattle grazing - herdsman living

1 person

The Department obtained an interim eviction order in August 2019, however it is yet to be confirmed due to subsequent postponements of hearings.

NW

Ganyesa

420

 

Mellowood

Cattle grazing - herdsman living

1 person

The Department obtained an interim eviction order in August 2019, however it is yet to be confirmed due to subsequent postponements of hearings.

NW

JM

1

 88

Block C 2nd Railway Grant

Still invaded

3 persons

The Department obtained an interim eviction order in August 2019; however it is yet to be confirmed due to subsequent postponements of hearings.

NW

Mahikeng

59

2

Lanric

Still invaded

70 households

The Department obtained a Court Order on the 27 February 2019 to evict the invaders, but the Order has not been implemented yet.

NW

Mahikeng

59

30

Lanric

Still invaded

70 households

The Department obtained a Court Order on the 27 February 2019 to evict the invaders, but the Order has not been implemented yet.

NW

Mahikeng

59

4/RE

Lanric

Still invaded

70 households

The Department obtained a Court Order on the 20 March 2019 to evict the invaders, but the Order has not been implemented yet.

NW

Ganyesa

1

88

Block C 2nd Railway Grant

Still invaded

1 person

The Department has written to the invader several times but has refused to vacate and the matter is currently in the High Court between the allocated Caretaker and the invader.

NW

HN

20

6

Donkerpoort

Still invaded

3 persons

The District Office is in discussion with the invaders.

NW

Ganyesa

455

2

Randfontein

Still invaded

4 persons

The Department obtained an interim eviction order in August 2019; however, it is yet to be confirmed due to subsequent postponements of hearings.

EC

East London

870

11(of ptn 6)

Lands End

Occupied.

1 household

Meeting was held with the invader and although the invader agreed to vacant the farm, he did not honour his decision. The invader also ignored the notice to vacate farm dated 31 October 2018 which was served on him. The office will commence with legal proceedings to evict invader.

EC

East London

649

5 & 6

Hillview

Illegal occupier vacated the farm which is now occupied by approved beneficiaries

2 persons

Eviction notice dated of 5 April 2019 served and meeting held with the invader.

EC

Peddie

48

0

Buckraal

Still in occupation and refuses to vacate.

1 person

Notice to vacate served on 3 May 2019. The office will commence with legal proceedings to evict Mr Diki.

EC

Komga

161

0

Eversley

Occupied and refusing to vacate.

2 households

A meeting was convened with the Ward Councillor; the SAPS and Mr Cikolo, who refused to acknowledge receipt of notice to vacate farm. The Department has commenced with proceedings to obtain an eviction order.

The Department had also laid trespassing and housebreaking charges against Mr Cikolo. He appeared in Komga Court under Case No. CAS17/10/2019 but the case was postponed for further investigation.

EC

Berlin

2225

   

Invaded by a company doing sand mining.

1 Company

A case was reported to Berlin Police Station by AmalingeEthuAgricultural Cooperative (approved beneficiary). Notice to vacate and rehabilitate the farm was served to Mr Noko who is the owner of the invading company in February 2020.

EC

Matatiele

70

 

Mont Plaisir

Tavern Operational

1 person

Notice served to the perpetrator

EC

King Williams Town

2177

 

Siwani's

Illegal invasion

2 persons

The invaders fenced a road and are said to be relatives to both the councillor and tribal head. An attempt to have meetings with tribal authority and councillor failed because they refused, citing potential violence, as they are apparently accused by SANCO of fuelling conflict.

EC

King Williams Town

2358

 

Dongwe

 Illegal invasion

1 person

There is an ongoing court case against the invader.

EC

Mt Ayliff

97

 

Ndzongiseni

ESKOM Substation Operating

1 person

Stakeholders meeting held to plan for facilitation of Land Rights Holders Resolutions (LRHR). No LRHR were facilitated. The conclusion of a valuation report is awaited in order to calculate the compensation to be made to the affected informal land rights holders.

EC

Mthatha

   

Mqhekezweni

Illegal invasion

130 households

The SG Office was requested to assist with the boundary verification of the farm. The SG Office is still busy with the boundary verification.

EC

Mthatha

36

 

Silverton

Some sites are demarcated and some built

38 persons

Notices served to land sellers/perpetrators. Perpetrators never left the left the land after being served with notices some are busy building whilst others are residing on the land. No case of land invasion was opened.

EC

Mthatha

37

 

Sikagazo

Some sites are demarcated and some built

38 persons

Notices served to land sellers/perpetrators. Perpetrators never left the left the land after being served with notices some are busy building whilst others are residing on the land. No case of land invasion was opened.

EC

Mthatha

48

 

Lot C

Some sites are demarcated and some built

135 persons

Notices served to land sellers/perpetrators. Perpetrators never left the left the land after being served with notices some are busy building whilst others are residing on the land. No case of land invasion was opened.

EC

Mthatha

10

 

Klip Drift

Some sites are demarcated and some built

140 persons

Notices served to land sellers/perpetrators. Perpetrators never left the left the land after being served with notices some are busy building whilst others are residing on the land. No case of land invasion was opened.

EC

Mthatha

102

 

Langeni

Some sites are demarcated and some built

220 persons

Notices served to land sellers/perpetrators. Perpetrators never left the left the land after being served with notices some are busy building whilst others are residing on the land. No case of land invasion was opened.

EC

Mthatha

25

 

Lyndale

Some sites are demarcated and some built

78 persons

Notices served to land sellers/perpetrators. Perpetrators never left the left the land after being served with notices some are busy building whilst others are residing on the land. No case of land invasion was opened.

EC

Mthatha

35

 

Paynton East

Some sites are demarcated and some built

156 persons

Notices served to land sellers/perpetrators. Perpetrators never left the left the land after being served with notices some are busy building whilst others are residing on the land. No case of land invasion was opened.

EC

Mthatha

34

 

Paynton West

Some sites are demarcated and some built

95 persons

Notices served to land sellers/perpetrators. Perpetrators never left the left the land after being served with notices some are busy building whilst others are residing on the land. No case of land invasion was opened.

EC

King Williams Town

2360

 

Farm 2360

Illegal invasion

21 persons

The issue was about people who occupied RDP houses which were allocated for other people. In retaliation, the community members demarcated sites for themselves. There is a case reported to the SAPS by Chief Makinana.

EC

King Williams Town

   

Masingatha Allotment area

Illegal invasion

200 households

Letters were written to invaders to stop the invasion.

KZN

Ingwavuma

16924

0

Zamazama

The farm is currently occupied by illegal invaders.The Farm is not regularised in terms of occupation of which most has been allocated through erroneous traditional structures.

2000 households

The invaders were informed of the unlawfulness of their occupation. On the Farm Zamazama No. 16924-HV land is allocated by Tembe Traditional Authority and it has been a practise for more than 10 years. (Erroneous traditional land allocation) This land is used for commercial businesses and residential, the part that is used for commercial purposes (Skhemele informal town) is earmarked for formalisation of a town. There are applications submitted to the Department for commercial purposes, one commercial application has been approved. According to the site inspection one can be deem this property as erroneous allocated as opposed to invasion.

KZN

Ingwavuma

16637

0

Pongola West

The farm is currently occupied by illegal invaders.

3000 households

Pongola West is a surveyed unregistered land parcel consisting out of 25 components. The invaders were informed of the unlawfulness of their occupation. On this farm the land is allocated by Nyawo Traditional Authority. It has been a practice for longer than 10 years. The land occupation pattern is formed through erroneous Traditional land allocation. According to the site inspection one can deem this property as erroneous allocated as opposed to invasion.

KZN

Ingwavuma

14585

0

Topi

The farm is currently occupied by illegal invaders. The Farm is not regularised in terms of occupation of which most has been allocated through erroneous traditional structures.

300 households

The invaders were informed of the unlawfulness of their occupation.The land is allocated by Nyawo Traditional Authority. It has been a practice for longer than 10 years. (Erroneous traditional land allocation). A portion of this Farm is affected by commercial applications. Applications are at the various processing stages and the Department remains in constant engagement with the applicants. The land occupation pattern is formed through erroneous Traditional land allocation. According to the site inspection one can deem this property as erroneous allocated as opposed to invasion. The Department is also in continuous engagement with the Jozini Local Municipality to formalize the Bhambanana Township.

KZN

Ingwavuma

16455

0

Ndumu South

The farm is currently occupied by illegal invaders. The Farm is not regularised in terms of occupation of which most has been allocated through erroneous traditional structures.

400 households

The invaders were informed of the unlawfulness of their occupation.0n this farm the land is allocated by Mathenjwa Traditional Authority. It has been a practice for longer than 10 years. (Erroneous traditional land allocation). A portion of this Farm is affected by commercial applications. Applications are at the various processing stages and the Department remains in constant engagement with the applicants. The land occupation pattern is formed through erroneous Traditional land allocation. According to the site inspection one can deem this property as erroneous allocated as opposed to invasion. The Department has approved a Development Rights Agreement for 1 000 units (in-situ upgrade sustainable human settlement) and is also in continuous engagement with the Jozini Local Municipality.

KZN

Ulundi

724

4

Overvloed

Property is currently illegally occupied.

1 household

A notice to vacate was issued on the 23 June 2020 and handed to Mr Mbuso Mpungose on the 3 July 2020. The invader has since responded to the Department requesting a meeting to discuss formalizing this occupation. The Department has proposed the meeting to be held in November 2020.

KZN

Charlestown

401

1

Rondavel

The farm is currently occupied by illegal invaders.

35 households

The Department conducted a site inspection in June 2019 with the Charlestown SAPS. The matter is currently dealt with by detective Nkosi at Charlestown SAPS. Invasion has been increased, the matter has been reported to the Charlestown Police Station with Case No. 12/07/2019 and the matter is under investigation. The last communique with Detective Nkosi was on the 8th October 2020.

KZN

Newcastle

8378

0

Cecil

The farm is currently occupied by illegal invaders.

20 households

The Department conducted a site inspection in March 2019 and then reported the trespassing case (OB 638/07/2019) at the Newcastle SAPS. The SAPS is still dealing with the matter. Invasion has been increased, the matter has been reported to the Newcastle Police Station and the matter is under investigation. The Department is in constant contact with SAPS so that, the matter can be resolved urgently.

KZN

Eskhaleni

15829

0

Reserve No. 9

The farm is currently occupied by illegal invaders. The Farm is not regularised in terms of occupation of which most has been allocated through erroneous traditional structures.

200 households

The Remainder of the Farm Reserve 9 No. 15829-GU land is allocated by Mkhwanazi, Zulu, Nzuza and Mzimela Traditional Authority. It has been a practice longer than 10 years. (Erroneous traditional land allocation). Part of this Farm is affected by commercial applications, and disposals. Applications are at the various processing stages and the Department remains in constant engagement with the applicants. The land occupation pattern is formed through erroneous Traditional land allocation. According to the site inspection we can deem this property as erroneous allocated as opposed to invasion. The Department is also in continuous engagement with the Mhlathuze Local Municipality to finalize the disposal Vulindlela Township (R293).

KZN

Pietermaritzburg

2161

8

Garibaldi

Occupied and settled. The Farm is not regularised in terms of occupation of which most has been allocated through erroneous traditional structures.

7 households

A land invasion case (CAS 28/5/2020) has been opened with the Boston SAPS.The invasion was previously reported to the Boston Police Station and the Case has since been closed. The matter was escalated to the Provincial Legal Component for the preparation of the Eviction Memorandum to be routed to the Minister. The Legal Component has since requested further particulars of the invaders. During the site inspection on the 6th October 2020, some names of the occupiers for the completed structures were retrieved. However, names for the incomplete structures and marked sites could not be retrieved. A meeting is to be scheduled between the Department; SAPS; Nhlangwini Traditional Authority and COGTA, to obtain the information for the occupiers. .

KZN

Pietermaritzburg

2161

12

Garibaldi

Occupied and settled. The Farm is not regularised in terms of occupation of which most has been allocated through erroneous traditional structures.

4 households

A land invasion case (CAS 28/5/2020) has been opened with the Boston SAPS The invasion was previously reported to the Boston Police Station and the Case has since been closed. The matter was escalated to the Provincial Legal Component for the preparation of the Eviction Memorandum to be routed to the Minister. The Legal Component has since requested further particulars of the invaders. During the site inspection on the 6th October 2020, some names of the occupiers for the completed structures were retrieved. However, names for the incomplete structures and marked sites could not be retrieved. A meeting is to be scheduled between the Department; SAPS; Nhlangwini Traditional Authority and COGTA, to obtain the information for the occupiers.

KZN

Pietermaritzburg

2161

20

Garibaldi

The farm is not occupied

Vacant

A land invasion case (CAS 28/5/2020) has been opened with the Boston SAPS. While the process to obtain Ministerial approval to institute eviction proceedings was underway, a site inspection discovered that the land was vacated.

KZN

Pietermaritzburg

2161

38

Garibaldi

Occupied and settled. The Farm is not regularised in terms of occupation of which most has been allocated through erroneous traditional structures.

10 households

A land invasion case (CAS 28/5/2020) has been opened with the Boston SAPS. The invasion was previously reported to the Boston Police Station and the Case has since been closed. The matter was escalated to the Provincial Legal Component for the preparation of the Eviction Memorandum to be routed to the Minister. The Legal Component has since requested further particulars of the invaders. During the site inspection on the 6th October 2020, some names of the occupiers for the completed structures were retrieved. However, names for the incomplete structures and marked sites could not be retrieved. A meeting is to be scheduled between the Department; SAPS; Nhlangwini Traditional Authority and COGTA, to obtain the information for the occupiers.

KZN

Pietermaritzburg

1859

1

Craighead

Occupied and settled

5 households

A land invasion case (CAS 28/5/2020) has been opened with the Boston SAPS. The invasion was previously reported to the Boston Police Station and the Case has since been closed. The matter was escalated to the Provincial Legal Component for the preparation of the Eviction Memorandum to be routed to the Minister. The Legal Component has since requested further particulars of the invaders. During the site inspection on the 6th October 2020, some names of the occupiers for the completed structures were retrieved. However, names for the incomplete structures and marked sites could not be retrieved. A meeting is to be scheduled between the Department; SAPS; Nhlangwini Traditional Authority and COGTA, to obtain the information for the occupiers.

KZN

Pietermaritzburg

1859

2

Craighead

Occupied and settled

8 households

A land invasion case (CAS 28/5/2020) has been opened with the Boston SAPS. The invasion was previously reported to the Boston Police Station and the Case has since been closed. The matter was escalated to the Provincial Legal Component for the preparation of the Eviction Memorandum to be routed to the Minister. The Legal Component has since requested further particulars of the invaders. During the site inspection on the 6th October 2020, some names of the occupiers for the completed structures were retrieved. However, names for the incomplete structures and marked sites could not be retrieved. A meeting is to be scheduled between the Department; SAPS; Nhlangwini Traditional Authority and COGTA, to obtain the information for the occupiers.

KZN

Pietermaritzburg

1859

9

Craighead

The farm is not occupied

Vacant

A land invasion case (CAS 28/5/2020) has been opened with the Boston SAPS. The process to obtain Ministerial approval to institute eviction proceedings is underway. It was discovered during a site visit that the property is now vacant.

KZN

Harding

4558

1

Slexel

Lessee occupying the land

1 lessee

There were illegal sand miners on this property and the illegal miners had reached a verbal agreement with a Lessee to move to Portion 1 of the Farm Clothier No. 3836 - ET, allowing the Lessee to continue with Agricultural activities.

KZN

Harding

4558

2

Slexel

     

KZN

Harding

3836

0

Clothier

     

KZN

Harding

3836

1

Clothier

Lessee occupying the land. However approximately 30 illegal sand miners are extracting sand on the farm but do not reside on the farm.

1 lessee

There is currently illegal sand mining taking place on this property, permission to mine was granted to the miners by the Headman of Celebana Community. The Headman indicated that he was not aware that the property belonged to the State and was under the impression that it was Tribal Land. The Headman requested time until the end of October 2020 to have a meeting with the miners requesting them to stop mining where after he will provide the Department with feedback.

KZN

Harding

6852

0

Clothier

Lessee occupying the land.

1 lessee

There were illegal sand miners on this property and the illegal miners had reached a verbal agreement with a Lessee to move to Portion 1 of the Farm Clothier No. 3836 - ET, allowing the Lessee to continue with Agricultural activities.

KZN

Harding

5987

0

Lot NNA 5987

Lessee occupying the land.

1 lessee

Illegal sand mining occurred. However there were no invaders during the site inspection, however, the Department cannot confirm whether or not there is illegal sand mining because the site inspection was conducted on a raining day.

KZN

Ezingolweni

10749

0

Coniston

Illegal occupier who is the local Chief who claims to be representing the claimants

1 household

The property is claimed and due for settlement by the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights. The matter has accordingly been reported to the claimants and the Commission to intervene. It was discovered that the Local Chief from Xolo Tribal Authority has granted permission to a Japanese Oil Company to plant oil producing plants, at the stage of the inspection it was found that only soil preparation has taken place. There is currently a dispute between the Xolo Claimants and the Local Chief regarding the permission given to the Japanese Company. The Chief wants a meeting with the Department as he feels that the property should be handed over to the Tribal Authority. A meeting with the Chief will be planned for in November 2020.

KZN

Ezingolweni

10749

4

Coniston

Illegal occupier who is the local Chief who claims to be representing the claimants

1 household

The property is claimed and due for settlement by the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights. The matter has accordingly been reported to the claimants and the Commission to intervene. It was discovered that the Local Chief from Xolo Tribal Authority has granted permission to a Japanese Oil Company to plant oil producing plants, at the stage of the inspection it was found that only soil preparation has taken place. There is currently a dispute between the Xolo Claimants and the Local Chief regarding the permission given to the Japanese Company. The Chief wants a meeting with the Department as he feels that the property should be handed over to the Tribal Authority. A meeting with the Chief will be planned for in November 2020

KZN

Ezingolweni

10749

7

Coniston

Illegal occupier who is the local Chief who claims to be representing the claimants

1 household

The property is claimed and due for settlement by the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights. The matter has accordingly been reported to the claimants and the Commission to intervene.

KZN

Ezingolweni

10749

3

Coniston

Illegal occupier who is the local Chief who claims to be representing the claimants

1 household

The property is claimed and due for settlement by the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights. The matter has accordingly been reported to the claimants and the Commission to intervene.

KZN

Ezingolweni

10749

1

Coniston

Illegal occupier who is the local Chief who claims to be representing the claimants

1 household

The property is claimed and due for settlement by the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights. The matter has accordingly been reported to the claimants and the Commission to intervene.

KZN

Ezingolweni

10599

0

Hanover

Illegal occupier who is the local Chief who claims to be representing the claimants

1 household

The property is claimed and due for settlement by the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights. The matter has accordingly been reported to the claimants and the Commission to intervene.

KZN

Ezingolweni

10599

4

Hanover

The farm is not occupied

Vacant

The property is claimed and due for settlement by the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights. The matter has accordingly been reported to the claimants and the Commission to intervene.

KZN

Ezingolweni

10599

1

Hanover

The farm is not occupied

Vacant

The property is claimed and due for settlement by the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights. The matter has accordingly been reported to the claimants and the Commission to intervene.

KZN

Ezingolweni

7286

1

Eden

Illegal occupier who is the local Chief who claims to be representing the claimants

1 household

The property is claimed and due for settlement by the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights. The matter has accordingly been reported to the claimants and the Commission to intervene.

KZN

Ezingolweni

7286

0

Eden

Illegal occupier who is the local Chief who claims to be representing the claimants

1 household

The property is claimed and due for settlement by the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights. The matter has accordingly been reported to the claimants and the Commission to intervene.

KZN

Ezingolweni

7286

4

Eden

Illegal occupier who is the local Chief who claims to be representing the claimants

1 household

The property is claimed and due for settlement by the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights. The matter has accordingly been reported to the claimants and the Commission to intervene.

KZN

Ezingolweni

7893

0

Patch

Illegal occupier who is the local Chief who claims to be representing the claimants

1 household

The property is claimed and due for settlement by the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights. The matter has accordingly been reported to the claimants and the Commission to intervene. It was discovered that the Local Chief from Xolo Tribal Authority has granted permission to a Japanese Oil Company to plant oil producing plants, at the stage of the inspection it was found that only soil preparation has taken place. There is currently a dispute between the Xolo Claimants and the Local Chief regarding the permission given to the Japanese Company. The Chief wants a meeting with the Department as he feels that the property should be handed over to the Tribal Authority. A meeting with the Chief will be planned for in November 2020

KZN

Ezingolweni

9485

0

Coniston A

Illegal occupier who is the local Chief who claims to be representing the claimants

1 household

The property is claimed and due for settlement by the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights. The matter has accordingly been reported to the claimants and the Commission to intervene. It was discovered that the Local Chief from Xolo Tribal Authority has granted permission to a Japanese Oil Company to plant oil producing plants, at the stage of the inspection it was found that only soil preparation has taken place. There is currently a dispute between the Xolo Claimants and the Local Chief regarding the permission given to the Japanese Company. The Chief wants a meeting with the Department as he feels that the property should be handed over to the Tribal Authority. A meeting with the Chief will be planned for in November 2020.

KZN

Kokstad

164

0

Buildfontein

Occupied by the lessee and farm workers.

10 households

A letter has been written to the Greater Kokstad Local Municipality to stop them from constructing RDP houses on agricultural State land without the consent and authority of the Department.The Farm has since been invaded by neighbouring farm dwellers; a case has been opened with case no. 6/10/2020. The 54 temporary structures were illegally erected by the Greater Kokstad Local Municipality. The Councillor (Mfukuli) has confirmed that the Municipality has erected the 54 structures. Process to obtain approval for eviction to be started.

KZN

Kokstad

164

7

Buildfontein

Occupied by the lessee and farm workers.

10 households

A letter has been written to the Greater Kokstad Local Municipality to stop them from constructing RDP houses on agricultural State land without the consent and authority of the Department. The Farm has since been invaded by neighbouring farm dwellers; a case has been opened with case no. 6/10/2020. The 54 temporary structures were illegally erected by the Greater Kokstad Local Municipality. The Councillor (Mfukuli) has confirmed that the Municipality has erected the 54 structures. Process to obtain approval for eviction to be started.

KZN

Ixopo

15579

0

Harper

Occupied by land invaders

15 households

The illegal occupiers have been informed to stop the land invasion and Highflats SAPS has been notified about the matter. A memorandum has been sent to Legal to request consent from the Minister to initiate eviction proceedings. The invasion has increased from the last inspection; however, the eviction process is underway, the memo has been approved by the Minister.

KZN

eDumbe

479

2

Nooitgedacht

The farm is currently occupied by illegal invaders.

2 households

A criminal case has been reported at the police station. Invaders have been given a six-month verbal notice to vacate the property.

KZN

Utrecht

104

15 & 16

Vaalbank

Families came and built on the farm illegally.

22 households

The caretaker of the property referred the illegal occupation to the traditional court. The invaders were requested to vacate the farm, but they refused. The department is engaging with the invaders and will request ministerial approval to evict in the event if the engagement with the invaders are unsuccessful. The matter was reported to the Utrecht SAPS and they refused to open the case.

KZN

Newcastle

3324

6

Harte Rivier

Families came and built on the farm illegally

2 households

The Vryheid legal Officer is still investigating the matter. The property is the AFU farm, that has come back to the State. The matter is under investigation and outcome from the Curators is awaited.

KZN

Deepdale

18280

0

Deepdale Grange

People are still on the property

60 households

Inkosi is allocating sites and was informed to refrain from this. The farm has since been invaded, a tavern, Bed and Breakfast and cottages have been erected on the farm without a permission from the department.

KZN

Harding

7200

0

Riverside

Illegal house was built on the property without consent

1 household

A case of trespassing has been opened by the Department. There is currently illegal sand mining taking place on this property, permission to mine was granted to the miners by the Headman of Celebana Community. The Headman indicated that he was not aware that the property belonged to the State and was under the impression that it was Tribal Land. The Headman requested time until the end of October 2020 to have a meeting with the miners requesting them to stop mining where after he will provide the Department with feedback.

KZN

Mahlabathini

270

3

Goodluck

Induna was allocating sites to people under instruction of Inkosi.

6 households

The matter has been attended to and people have since stopped to invade the state land.

WC

Mamre

976

1

LaasteStuiver

Occupied by one family

Vacant

Notice to vacate was served on the unlawful occupier on 14 February 2020. A subsequent site inspection was done on 18 February 2020 where it was confirmed that all illegal structures were removed by the occupiers.

08 December 2020 - NW2324

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

Whether government departments have adhered to the monitoring tool to obtain statistics in terms of discipline management, which his department put in place in January 2012 and November 2014; if not, (a) why not and (b) what steps were taken in order to ensure that departments comply with the monitoring tool; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Yes, Government departments have adhered to the monitoring tool to obtain statistics in terms of discipline management, which the DPSA put in place in January 2012 and November 2014.

a) n/a

b) The steps taken in order to ensure compliance are:-

  • The DPSA reported non-compliance of departments to the relevant Portfolio Committee.
  • The Director-General (DG) of the DPSA addressed non-compliance of departments in the Forum of South African Directors-General and provided the Minister for the Public Service and Administration with quarterly reports, indicating those departments that did not report.
  • The DG for the DPSA followed-up with the heads of departments who omitted to submit their statistics.
  • The DPSA issued non-compliance letters (in terms of Section 16 A (4) of the Public Service Act,1994) to those departments who did not submit their statistics.
  • The Minister for the Public Service and Administration (MPSA) hosted contact sessions with Executive Authorities of those departments identified to have suspensions older than one year, where they discussed the reasons for the delay in finalizing cases and support was offered by the DPSA to rectify the situation. MPSA met with the Premier of North West, the Premier of the Northern Cape, the Premier of Kwa-Zulu Natal, the Premier of the Free State, as well as the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology and the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services.
  • To support departments, the discussions between the political heads were followed by workshops conducted by the DPSA. These workshops took place in the North West Province, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga, Free State, the Northern Cape and the Department of Correctional Services.
  • The DPSA developed a new reporting tool for precautionary suspensions, and since September, those departments with long overdue suspensions are using it to capture their information on a database that is used by the DPSA for monitoring purposes.The DPSA uses the information obtained during workshops to draft a strategy to address backlogs of disciplinary cases and to develop a Guide on Discipline Management.

End

08 December 2020 - NW2626

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Social Development

What is the total number of (a) infants and children aged 0-17 years of age and (b) prospective adoptive parents who currently appear on the Register for Adoptable Children and Prospective Adoptive Parents database in each province?

Reply:

Province

(a)

(b)

Gauteng

307

86

Western Cape

217

114

KwaZulu-Natal

65

8

Eastern Cape

23

2

North West

16

0

Northern Cape

12

0

Free State

8

0

Mpumalanga

2

1

Limpopo

0

6

Total

650

217

08 December 2020 - NW2542

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

What are the details of cases of misconduct that were reported in (a) his department and (b) each province with regard to (i) insubordination, (ii) negligence and/or failure to comply with procurement procedures, (iii) dereliction of duty, (iv) intimidation, (v) abuse of sick leave, (vi) being drunk on duty, (vii) insolent behaviour (viii) failure to declare previous misconducts, (ix) prejudice and disrespect and (x) theft, fraud and bribery?

Reply:

The following information is based on the 4th quarter FOSAD reports received from the Department of Public Service and Administration and the Provinces:

a) Department of Public Service and Administration:

(i) Insubordination:

Name of Department

No. of officials

Cost

Reason for disciplinary action being instituted

Period of suspension

Status of the case

Reasons for the case not to be concluded

DPSA

1

None

Insubordination

None

Sourcing a new chairperson

Sourcing a new chairperson

(ii)- (x) No cases reported.

b) Provinces:

The offences (i) to (x) are reflected in the table below.

Provinces

Name of Department

No. of officials

Cost

Reasons for disciplinary action being instituted

Period of suspension

Reasons for case not be concluded

Eastern Cape

DSRAC

2

R 1 439 542,80

R 1 194 770,3

(ii)Negligence and/or failure to comply with procurement procedures

281 days each employee

Interference with investigation x 2

 Free State

COGTA

2

None

(i)Insubordination

None

Not indicated

 

Pubic Roads and Transport

1

R 258 744,64

(i)Insubordination

88 days

Uplifted on 15 May 2020

 

Office of the Premier

1

R 1 023 645,00

(x) theft, fraud and bribery

365 days

Postponement

 

Health

2

R 25 189,58

R30 567,96

(x) theft, fraud and bribery

60 days each employee

Suspension uplifted

 

Education

2

R 156 294,81

R 214 091,01

(x) theft, fraud and bribery

425 days each employee

The matter has been finalised, awaiting finding of the chairperson

 

Public Works and Infrastructure

7

R 108 680,88

R126 152,78

R 126 152,78

R 195 454,00

(x) theft, fraud and bribery

23/09/2019 to date x 3, 20/12/2019 to date x 3, 16/1/2020 x 1 to date

National lockdown has hampered progress

Gauteng

Health

1

R 115 762, 68

  1. Insubordination

45 days

In progress

 

Provincial Treasury

1

n/a

  1. Insubordination

n/a

Postponement

 

Health

1

R 133 770,21

(ii)Negligence and/ or failure to comply with procurement procedures

52 days

In progress

 

Sports, Arts Culture and Recreation

2

R 637 596,75

R497 365, 86

(ii)Negligence and/ or failure to comply with procurement procedures

226 days

184 days

Ongoing/ waiting for verdict

 

Provincial Treasury

3

n/a

(ii)Negligence and/ or failure to comply with procurement procedures

n/a

Postponement

 

Provincial Treasury

2

None

(iv)Intimidation

Not indicated

Investigating officer not yet appointed

 

Health

1

n/a

(vi)Being drunk on duty

n/a

Postponement

 

Sports, Arts Culture and Recreation

1

n/a

(vi)Being drunk on duty

n/a

Postponement

KwaZulu-Natal

Education

1

R 13 378,64

(i)Insubordination

-

Pending to the outcome of hearing

 

Education

3

R 25 100,00

R12 947,84

R 55166,7

(ii)Negligence and /or failure to comply with procurement procedures

30 days

30 days

44 days

Investigation in progress

 

Human Settlement

5

R327 084,00

R269 162,00

R187 038,00

R47 634,00

R44 217,00

(ii)Negligence and /or failure to comply with procurement procedures

60 days x4

150 days

Matter part-heard and will be proceeding in mid-April.

Suspension extended x 4

 

Education

3

R 67661,5

R 17226,35

R 19287,85

R 162 508,4

R 90848,4

(x)Theft, fraud and bribery

30 days

30 days

44 days

150 days x 2

Suspension reviewed and return to work approved subject to alternative placement.

Investigation in progress x 4

 

EDTEA

3

R 46 673,00

R 63 884,05

R 58 996,15

(x)Theft, fraud and bribery

60 days each employee

Interfere with witnesses

 

Arts and Culture

1

R 710 722,05

(x)Theft, fraud and bribery

265 days

Hearing has commenced and in process.

Limpopo

Health

1

R 32 975,25

(i)Insubordination

30 days

Investigation

 

Public Works & Infrastructure

1

Not indicated

(ii)Negligence and /or failure to comply with procurement procedures

375 days

Hearing pending

 

Agriculture

2

R 697595,92

R347048,32

(ii)Negligence and /or failure to comply with procurement procedures

150 days

90 days

Under investigation x 2

 

Health

1

R 35 819,22

(iii)Dereliction of duty

150 days

Not indicated

 

Health

1

Not indicated

(iv)Intimidation

120 days

Investigation

 

Health

4

Not indicated

(x)Theft, fraud and bribery

60 days x3

30 days

Investigation

Northern Cape

Office of the Premier

3

n/a

(i)Insubordination

n/a

Matter not reported

 

Office of the Premier

3

 

(ii)Negligence and /or failure to comply with procurement procedures

 

Matter not reported

 

Office of the Premier

2

n/a

(vi)Being drunk on duty

n/a

Charge sheet forwarded to the HOD for signature

 

Office of the Premier

3

n/a

(x)Theft, fraud and bribery

48 days

Sanction pending

North West

Health

1

R 60 447,90

(ii)Negligence and /or failure to comply with procurement procedures

180 days

Under investigation

 

Agriculture

1

R 182 443,16

(iii)Dereliction of duty

2019/11/20 to date

None

 

Health

3

R 537 405,21

R 55 248,00

R 50 692,00

(iii)Dereliction of duty

270 days

Unavailability of presiding officers

 

Health

1

R 23 188,50

(x)Theft, fraud and bribery

60 days

Under investigation

Western Cape

Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport

2

n/a

(i)Insubordination

(ii)Negligence and /or failure to comply with procurement procedures

79 days

100 days

Resigned

Dismissed

End

08 December 2020 - NW2543

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

What security processes has the Government implemented in terms of e-governance systems so that the systems are not compromised?

Reply:

The Department of Public Service and Administration is mandated by section 94 of the Public Service Regulations toissue the information security standard for the public service, after consultation with the relevant Ministers.

On the 2nd of June 2017 the DPSA and GITOC Security Committee (SCISS) issued the ICT Security Guidelines for implementation by the national and provincial departments within their respective departments.

The purpose of these ICT Security guidelines is to create an enabling ICT security environment and to address the security risks and weaknesses in e-governance systems.

Section 11 of the DPSA ICT Security Guidelines particularly covers the aspects of access management and acquisition of information systems as they relate to securing e-governance systems.

The ICT Security Guidelines cover a number of areas in relation to securing e-governance systems. Those include:

Section 11.7 – Information Systems Acquisitions, Development & Maintenance

Section 11.6 – Access Management

Section 11.10 – Third Party Management

Section 11.11 – Compliance

Section 11.12 – Intellectual Property Rights

The DPSA ICT Security Guidelines are currently being converted into a Public Service Information Security Standard to strengthen compliance.

End

08 December 2020 - NW2694

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Sustainable Tourism and her membership thereof, (a) what are the relevant details of the innovative thinking proposals that she will be presenting at the Council and (b) by what date will the specified proposals be tabled?

Reply:

a) What are the relevant details of the innovative thinking proposals that the Minister will be presenting at the Council?

Membership to a Global future council by invitation only. Minister participates in this forum with other experts to provide strategic insights, scientific evidence, forward guidance and multidisciplinary understanding of major issues that will shape the post-COVID world. Most of the discussions are held under the Chatham House Rule.

For more information visit:https://www.weforum.org/communities/global-future-councils

b) By what date will the specified proposals be tabled?

Not applicable.

08 December 2020 - NW2697

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

Whether he has found that the scores were lowered when a certain person (name furnished) was appointed; if not, why not; if so, what (a) are the reasons for this, (b) level is the specified post and (c) level was the specified person appointed at?

Reply:

The scores were not lowered prior to Ms. Ngqolombe being appointed as an Administrator on 7 January 2002 or prior to her being promoted to Labour Relations Officer on 1 June 2006.

a) No; the score sheetswere not altered when Ms. Ngqolombe was appointed.

b) &(c) The postof Administrator was on salary level 5 and the Labour Relations Officer on salary level 6.

End

08 December 2020 - NW2576

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Hill-Lewis, Mr GG to ask the Minister of Finance

With reference to a certain person who was recently appointed in his Office (name and details furnished), (a) what is the specified person’s specific job description, (b) what are the person’s key performance targets, (c) on what date was the appointment made, (d) what process was followed in making the appointment and (e) what is the person’s total remuneration?

Reply:

a) The person is responsible for amongst others: liaising with the constituency office of the Minister of Finance, interacting with communities on the services of the Ministry of Finance and interacting with political stakeholders on the services of the Ministry of Finance.

b) Percentage performance targets against service delivery and implementationindicatorshave been set in accordance with the Department of Public Service and Administration determined measurement scale of 1-4 against the Key Performance Areas of:

  1. Liaising with the constituency office of the Minister of Finance;
  2. Interaction with communities on the services of the Ministry of Finance;
  3. Interaction with international and domestic stakeholders of the Ministry of Finance; and
  4. Support to the Minister on public outreach programmes.

c) The appointment was made on 5 June 2020

d) The appointment was made in terms of section 9 of the Public Service Act, 1994, in conjunction with regulation 66 of the Public Service Regulations, 2016. Regulation 66 authorises the filling of positions in the Office of an executive authority without advertising.

e) The total remuneration is R863,748.00 per annum

08 December 2020 - NW2789

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) problems have been experienced by her department that have contributed to the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr M C Ramaphosa, not proclaiming a date for the commencement of the Animal Health Act, Act 7 of 2002, and (b) interventions are currently in place to resolve the specified problems?

Reply:

(a) The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has not experienced any particular problem with the commencement procedures with respect to the Animal Health Act, 2002 (Act No. 7 of 2002) which was promulgated by the President in July 2002 but not yet proclaimed.

(b) No specific interventions are required at this point. However, the Department has been working on the draft regulations and assessing appropriate cooperative governance structures and delegation of the veterinary authority. The Department continued this work over an extended period of time. However, a number of delays have been experienced and other processes such as the assessment of the Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) have indicated conflicting and often limited legislative considerations. Based on these developments, the Department is currently consulting with Legal Services on how to further address the current challenges and could possibly consider repealing the Animal Health Act of 2002.

08 December 2020 - NW2791

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether she acknowledges that the Republic has a duty to incorporate the Terrestrial Animal Health Code of the World Organisation for Animal Health pursuant to the Republic’s international obligations arising from articles 3 and 13 of the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures read with clause 3(b) of Annexure A of the specified agreement; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development acknowledges that that the Terrestrial Animal Health Code of the World Organisation of Animal Health contains guidelines for member countries. The relevant chapters and sections of these guidelines could be incorporated into legislation of member countries as and when appropriate.

08 December 2020 - NW2867

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION:

As the Government moves ahead with its plans to freeze public sector wages for the next three financial years to help cut the salary bill and contain a yawning budget deficit, what are the relevant details of salary ranges for public servants and/or workers in 2020?

Reply:

The details of these salary ranges and notches for employees appointed in terms of the Public Service Act,1994 and who are below the Senior Management Service, are contained in DPSA Circular No 10 of 2019 dated 28 March 2019. This circular can be accessed on the DPSA website at:

http://www.dpsa.gov.za/dpsa2g/documents/rp/2019/18_1_p_28_03_2019.pdf

The details of the salary ranges and notches applicable to the members of the Senior Management Service appointed in terms of the Public Service Act, 1994 are contained in DPSA Circular 19 of 2019 dated 2 July 2019. This circular can be accessed on the DPSA website at:

http://www.dpsa.gov.za/dpsa2g/documents/rp/2019/18_1_4_02_07_2019.pdf

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08 December 2020 - NW2619

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

(1)What (a) position does a certain person (Dudley Moloi) hold within corporate services and (b) qualifications does the specified person have; (2) (c) Whether the specified person meets the necessary requirements of the position; if not, what were the requirements for the post of deputy director-general (DDG) within corporate service; (3) Whether the requirements for the position of DDG were lowered; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what were the reasons for lowering the requirements and (b) who was appointed in the position?

Reply:

(1)(a) He was employed in the Branch: Policy, Research and Analysis as a Deputy Director: Learning and Knowledge Management (Case Study Writer/Analyst) on salary level 11, up to 31 October 2020. The department has offered him a post of Deputy Director: Knowledge Management in Branch: e-Government Services and Information Management due to the revised Organisational Structure with effect from 1 November 2020. He has not held a position within Corporate Services in the Department.

(1)(b) He has a Matric and a Diploma in Journalism.

(2)(c) The person is employed as Deputy Director on salary level 11. The requirements for the advertised post of Deputy Director-General Administration, which includes the management of Corporate Services, are as follows:

`An appropriate SAQA recognised undergraduate qualification and a post graduate qualification (at NQF. 8) in either Public Administration, Social Sciences, Business Management, Law, Human Resources or Finance. At least minimum of 8-10 years appropriate experience at a Senior Management level with demonstrable requisite technical skills. Knowledge of the Government legislative framework, Public Service legislative and Policy Framework, Government Medium Term Strategic Framework linked to the National Development Plan. Advanced knowledge of public policy analysis and policy development processes, Stakeholder management and coordination, Strategic thinking and leadership, Research skills, Financial Management and Human Resource Management.

(3)(a) The requirements for the position of DDG: Administration were not lowered; and

(3)(b) Ms Linda Dludla was appointed in the post of DDG: Administration in January 2017.

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08 December 2020 - NW2919

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) total amount of drought relief funding support was provided by her department to affected farmers from 1 January 2018 up to the latest specified date for which information is available, (b) amount of the total funding was allocated for (i) direct support in the form of feed and (ii) other ancillaries such as drought awareness and other relief measures and (c) are the details of the service providers that were awarded contracts related to the specified drought relief support?

Reply:

Below are the details of the allocations made towards drought relief since 2018/19 to date. These allocations do not include those that were allocated by provinces through equitable share.

Allocations for 2018/19

In the 2018/19 the Department facilitated the submission of funding requests from provinces after the Minister of Finance announced the availability of provisional allocation for drought interventions and other disasters. Eight provinces (excluding Gauteng) submitted their funding requests which were consolidated and submitted to National Treasury. Six of the eight requests were approved namely, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape and Free State. The implementation of the drought relief is done by the provinces.

PROVINCE

a) AMOUNT

b) HOW IT WAS USED

Eastern Cape

R20 000 000

Feed for livestock.

Free State

R13 500 000

Desilting of dams and development of boreholes.

Northern Cape

R43 000 000

(last tranche of R127m mentioned above)

Feed for livestock.

Limpopo

R10 000 000

Desilting of dams, boreholes drilling and equipping as well as fodder for livestock.

Mpumalanga

R10 000 000

Desilting of dams, boreholes drilling and equipping as well as fodder for livestock.

Western Cape

R170 000 000

Feed for livestock.

Total Amount

R265 000 000.00

 

The Department also received funding through the Land Care programme in the same year (2018/19). Below are the details of the outputs achieved by National and Provincial Departments on the allocated budget and also the details of the service providers that were awarded contracts to the specified drought relief support at national level.

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

(a) BUDGET ALLOCATION

(b) ACTIVITY OUTPUTS IN QUANTITY

(c)LIST OF SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR DROUGHT RELIEF ONLY AT NATIONAL LEVEL

1. Eastern Cape

R 35 950 000

2693 Hectares (Ha) of alien invasive plant control, 4 water sources protected, 915 water tanks/troughs, 9 no-till planters, 9 boom sprayers, 6 damdesilted, 1 borehole drilled and 698 work opportunities created.

N/A

2. Limpopo

R35 200 000

2 boreholes drilled, 42.8 km fence erected, 1420 Ha of weeds/invasive plants controlled, 30 Ha under conservation agriculture, shade nets & irrigation to two farmers, 29 gabions constructed, 10.5 km fire belt constructed, 15000 seedlings of vetiver species and 2010 work opportunities created.

N/A

3. KwaZulu Natal

R9 850 000

4118 Hectares, 11 Awareness campaigns, 2 Information days to promote conservation agriculture and 367 work opportunities created.

N/A

4. Mpumalanga

R 10 900 000

123.57 km fence erected, 349 work opportunities created, 4306 Ha controlled, 3.8 firebreaks constructed, 9Ha conservation agriculture (CA) and 8 farmers day on CA conducted.

N/A

5. Northern Cape

R 35 000 000

41 boreholes drilled, 15 stock water system constructed, 800Ha re-seeded, 2 awareness campaigns, 4 capacity building exercise conducted,30 gabion constructed, 223 km fence erected, 6093Ha cleared and 538 work opportunities created.

N/A

6. North West

R 31 200 000

18 boreholes drilled, 7 boreholes sighted, 416 Ha of bush encroachment cleared, 1 awareness campaign held, 4 tunnels constructed, 2 no-till planters procured, 1 windmill repaired, 1 TLB procured, 1 pivot system, 1 school vegetable garden established and 427 work opportunities created.

N/A

7. Western Cape

R 41 900 000

2297 Ha alien plants controlled, 202 km fence erected, 67km firebreaks constructed, 24 km of stock watering system constructed and 14 boreholes drilled.

N/A

8. National

R100 000 000

200 No till implements, 315 water tanks, 105 km Fire breaks, 25000 Moringaoleifera seedlings, 35000 Portulacariaafra seedlings, 1400 Sesbaniasesbans var nubica seedlings, 3500 kg of seeds (700 kg each of Cajanuscajans, Lablabpurpureus, Eragrotis Tef, and Perennial Sorghum), over 500 trainees capacitated on agricultural skills, 2 drone system and soil survey tools for monitoring of natural resources and herbicides for alien control to recharge water and grazing capacity.

  • Interlicomp
  • NLS consulting
  • Sukuma distubutors
  • BBF safety group
  • Macnet business development
  • Maswika trading and projects
  • Molaba investment co-operation
  • Iqembu consulting
  • Group effort worx
  • Mustard seed trading
  • Impumelelo agri business solutions
  • Hermpo trading

Allocations 2019/20 (CASP Allocation)

The funds below were allocated to following provinces following reprioritised Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme (CASP) funds.

PROVINCE

  1. AMOUNT
  1. HOW IT WAS USED

Mpumalanga

R8 000 000

Fodder for livestock; support for fodder bank; dam scooping

Limpopo

R9 000 000

Boreholes and desilting of dams in communal farms

Northern Cape

R34 000 000

Fodder for livestock; expansion of fodder bank; planting of maize and Lucerne along the Orange River.

Total Amount

R51 000 000.00

 

Allocations for 2020/21

The following projects are still in progress as the funds were transferred in July 2020. These funds were acquired through the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) as part of the provincial disaster grant following the declaration of the drought as a national state of disaster in February 2020.

Provinces

  1. AMOUNT
  1. HOW IT IS USED

Eastern Cape

R35 000 000

Borehole development and fodder production

KwaZulu-Natal

R4 000 000

Dam rehabilitation, re-scooping silted dams

Limpopo

R18 640 000

Drilling and equipping of boreholes, construction of reservoirs.

Mpumalanga

R12 160 000

Fodder bank support, drilling and equipping of boreholes, provision of animal feed.

Northern Cape

R35 689 000

Fodder provision; extension of fodder bank irrigation, clearing of prosopis, transportation of fodder to all districts.

North West

R8 000 000

Equipping of boreholes.

Western Cape

R25 000 000

Provision of fodder.

TOTAL Amount

R138 489 000

 

(b) (ii) Below are the details of the allocations made towards other ancillaries such as drought awareness and other relief measuressince 2018/20 to date. These allocations do not include those that were allocated by provinces through their provincial allocations.

Awareness on disaster risks reduction and drought

Type of awareness

Period

Total cost

Weather and climate capacity building in two provinces

March 2019

R 55 410.00

Uptake of early warning information in three provinces

March 2018, March 2019, November 2019

R 35 800.00

Roving seminars on weather and climate

February 2018

R 12 000.00

Total

 

R 103 210.00

07 December 2020 - NW2703

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Hill-Lewis, Mr GG to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether he has found the continuous bailouts of the SA Airways by the Government to be an abuse of dominance by a dominant firm in terms of the provisions of the Competition Act, Act 89 of 1998; if not, what are the reasons for the continuous bailouts; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

The decision to recapitaliseState Owned Companies is done following a collective decision-making process which includes Cabinet and the Minister’s Committee on the Budget (MINCOMBUD), before being considered and ultimately approved by Parliament. The Minister of Finance therefore does not provide opinions of individual or entity specific recapitalisation outcomes as these decisions are approved through a collective process.

07 December 2020 - NW2685

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Buthelezi, Mr EM to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether he had considered accessing unclaimed pension benefits in the industry to assist in alleviating the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on workers in vulnerable sectors such as domestic services, agriculture and indigent communities; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

No, as such funds are not centralised and held in one fund, and hence neither Government nor any of the financial sector regulators hold or manage such funds, so there has not beenany consideration to use unclaimed retirement fund benefits as a Covid-19 pandemic related relief measure.

Unclaimed benefits are no different from any other retirement fund benefits, meaning these benefits belong to members and beneficiaries. They are therefore held and managed by boards of trustees of these funds, and not Government. Government is therefore not in a position to access or utilise unclaimed retirement fund benefits. Three recent related Supreme Court of Appeal judgements[1] have also considered the mannerin which such funds may be utilised under the current legislation.The use of unclaimed benefit funds needs to be appropriately legislated for, and the coming Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill (COFI Bill) takes the first steps in this direction, but is only expected to be enacted into law late next year.

We sympathise deeply with the plight that South Africans are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is for this reason that government has put in place a number of measures to alleviate the pressure on workers. Further, as announced in the recent Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement, government will introduce necessary legislative amendments next year to allow for limited withdrawals from retirement funds under certain circumstances but linked to mandatory preservation requirements.

1.Supreme Court of Appeal Judgments - Hortors Pension Fund v Financial Sector Conduct Authority and Another (Case no 054/2020) [2020] ZASCA 141 (2 November 2020); Vrystaatse Munisipale Pensioenfonds v The Minister of Finance and Another (Case no 1161/18) [2020] ZASCA 143 (2 November 2020); and Southern Sun Group Retirement Fund v The Registrar of Pension Funds and Others (Case no 215/2019) [2020] ZASCA 142 (2 November 2020)

07 December 2020 - NW2644

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)With reference to municipalities that deduct pension fund contributions from employees every month, but in many cases do not pay such contributions over to the pension funds, (a) which municipalities have failed to pay over pension fund contributions since 1 April 2020 and (b) what (i) is the breakdown by municipality of the value of the specified contributions for each month, (ii) is the number of employees’ pensions which have lapsed as a result of such non-payment by the municipality, (iii) is the number of employees who are due to retire but are precluded from doing so because their pensions are on hold due to non-payment of the contributions and (iv) is the value of the interest accrued on the outstanding contributions; (2) what action will be taken against the specified municipalities for jeopardising the pensions of their employees?

Reply:

1. We are unfortunately, not able to currently provide a comprehensive response to this question. The National Treasury will engage with the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) to start collecting such data as part of the regular statutory returns by municipal retirement funds. However, such practice of non-payment of pension contributions to the pension fund by employers, is a criminal offence in terms of section 13A of the Pensions Fund Act, after the Act was amended in 2013. The Act also makes employers personally liable in respect of non-payment of pension contributions to a pension fund.

We have however, received some limited information from municipalities, indicating that there are three provinces that are mostly affected by the default in pension fund contributions. These are Free State (FS), North West (NW) and Northern Cape (NC). The provinces that do not seem to have cases of non-payment of pension fund contributions are Gauteng (GP), KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), Mpumalanga (MP) and Western Cape (WC). The details as per the Honourable Member’s specific questions are attached as Annexure A.

23. National Treasury will engage with the relevant authorities (provinces, regulators and national departments) to consider more effective and quicker responses for such non-payment of contributions to retirement funds by any organ of state, including making such reporting to the National Treasury or provincial treasuries as part of the current financial reporting system in terms of sections 65(2)(f) and 125(1)(c) of the MFMA. In addition, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority, has published a Draft Conduct Standard for public comment in May 2020, related to requirements for payment of pension fund contributions. The FSCA is currently processing such comments to revise the Draft Conduct Standard andwill thereaftersubmit to the Minister of Finance to submit to Parliament as required by the Financial Sector Regulation Act.

07 December 2020 - NW2631

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Finance

With reference to the presentation by the Special Investigating Unit to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on 20 October 2020, (a) what are the reasons that the municipal-level data on COVID-19 relief funds expenditure for April 2020 to August 2020 was not available at the time of the report, even though data on expenditure related to COVID-19 for 15 March 2020 to 2 October 2020 was already available on municipal level and (b) on what date will the municipal-level data on COVID-19 relief funds expenditure for April 2020 to August 2020 be available?

Reply:

a) According to the report from the presenters to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, the information was available in the presentation pack. The graphs attached as an Annexure to this response illustrates the COVID-19 expenditure per category (Graph 1), expenditure by municipalities (Graph 2) and expenditure per province (Graph 3).

b) The information is available in the Annexure as Graph 1, 2 and 3 attached. National Treasury introduced a weekly reporting mechanism to track COVID-19 related expenditure. These numbers are not verified numbers. The 4th Quarter ending June 2020, Section 71 of MFMA report presents verified numbers and is published on the Treasury website and can be accessed on the link:

http://mfma.treasury.gov.za/

In addition, the National Treasury issued MFMA Circular 105 to municipalities on 25th of August 2020 which introduced further reporting requirements that municipalitiesmust adhere to, these are specific to procurement at the transaction level data. This circular requires municipalities to report on all their COVID-19 transactions on supplier level and items bought. The reports, received from the municipalities, are imported into the data warehouse and published on the Treasury website and can be accessed on the link:

http://ocpo.treasury.gov.za/COVID19/Pages/Reporting-Dashboard.aspx

Annexure

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Graph 2

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Graph 3

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07 December 2020 - NW2687

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Buthelezi, Mr EM to ask the Minister of Finance

How does he intend on inspiring confidence in pension fund contributors and administrators that they should invest in the Government’s planned infrastructure development projects, given the brazen display of corruption, negligence and incompetence that the Republic has witnessed during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as previous infrastructure development projects initiated by the Government?

Reply:

Yes, the best way to inspire confidence in any Government project is to generate economic growth,rid our country of corruption and inefficiency and to ensure that the people of our country can trust public servants who manage the projects in which they invest their funds. Government does not determine where retirement funds invest. It is the Board of Trustees of a retirement fund that determines the investment policy for that retirement fundas part of their fiduciary duty to the fund and its members.

Trustees of retirement funds, like most investors, want to invest in a project, be it in the public or private sector, as long as they have confidence in those managing such projects in a way that generates the returns that such investors expect. The extent to which retirement funds can invest in any asset class is governed by Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds Act (Act 24 of 1956).

The recent Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement outlines steps which Government intends to make to stabilize our debt and generate more confidence, investment and economic growth.

04 December 2020 - NW2525

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

(1)What (a) total number of mining companies have failed to adhere to strict water management practices, which includes the prevention of the pollution of groundwater resources and freshwater ecosystems and (b) are the names of the specified mining companies; (2) whether she has considered revoking their water use licences until the mining companies commit themselves to preventing the pollution of water resources; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a) The Department of Water and Sanitation is regulating the mining companies through Water Use Authorisations (WUAs) as required by the National Water Act 36 of 1998. The WUAs impose conditions that promote sustainable and beneficial use of water resources. On an annual basis the Department undertakes compliance monitoring audits of the WUAs issued. The Department has developed a scoring system that is intended to assist in assessing compliance levels of the mining mines (see Table 1 below).

The level of compliance differs according to technical and administrative conditions. Mines that achieve scores of 50% or more are considered to be showing improvements in compliance. Mines that score less than 50% are regarded as having unacceptable level of compliance and are subjected to the enforcement process. The Department conducted compliance monitoring audits on four-hundred and seventy-six (476) mines from 2015/16 to 2019/20 financial years: Of the 476 mines audited, a total of one hundred and fifty-five (155) mines have scored less than 50% of compliance.

Table1: Score card

Score

Condition

Description

75-100%

Acceptable

Technical conditions are met in most circumstances; few administration actions should be undertaken.  Request proof of compliance electronically.

50-74%

Good but at risk

The implementation of water use conditions are implemented with several actions still outstanding.  Action plan required to ensure full compliance. Follow up audit required.

25-49%

Not acceptable

Compliance meets less than half of the substantive implementation and administrative actions in the license. Action plan required to ensure full compliance. Follow up audit required. Decision to be taken on improvement of compliance. If so, follow-up audit scheduled, if not, hand over for enforcement action.

0-24%

Not acceptable

User meets minimal conditions, both implementation and administrative actions in the license.  Decision to be taken if non-compliance is potentially or detrimental or fatal to water resource.  If fatal, hand over for enforcement action, if not an action plan required to ensure compliance. Follow up audit required and scheduled.

 

(b) Honourable Member, the document titled “Guide to Parliamentary Questions in the National Assembly” prohibits Members of Parliament, including Members of the Executive, from providing names of people or companies. The document referred to states that:

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

(2) Since April 2015, the DWS undertook numerous administrative enforcement actions against mines that were found to have contravened the requirements of the National Water Act. The Department also issued a total number of two hundred and twenty-six (226) administrative actions and opened nine (9) criminal cases against non-compliant mines. Only fifty-two (52) of the two hundred and twenty-six (226) mines issued with administrative actions have water use authorizations. Subsequent to the enforcement actions by the DWS, forty-five (45) mines are in compliance with the requirements of the administrative actions. To date, no water use entitlements have been suspended or revoked due to non-compliance. However, this remains an option in case the administrative, civil and criminal processes do not achieve desired compliance.

04 December 2020 - NW2446

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

What (a) total amount has her department received in appropriations for drought relief measures from the National Treasury since 1 April 2016 and (b) are the details of how the drought relief appropriations were used in each case?

Reply:

The total amount received by the Department of Water and Sanitation in appropriations for drought relief measures from the National Treasury since 1 April 2016 to date is appended as Annexure A. The table below provides a summary:

a) Total amount received in appropriations for drought relief measures from the National Treasury

b) Details of how the drought relief appropriations were used in each case

Financial year 2016/17

No allocation

Financial year 2017/18 a total of R541 million was allocated

Water tankering

An amount of R500 million was received as additional budget in respect of unforeseeable and unavoidable expenditure for the implementation of:

  • R200 million for the Butterworth Emergency Water Supply Scheme
  • R300 million for upgrading the capacity of the Thukela Goudertrouw Transfer Scheme (R300 million).

Additional funding was used to address unplanned and unforeseen emergency drought interventions related to the water crisis experienced in Butterworth and Mnquma Local Municipality in the Amathole District. The envisaged interventions entailed the design, construction and commissioning of a raw water rising main between Tsomo River and the catchment area to Xilinxa dam as a short term solution to address the water crisis in Butterworth.

Financial years 2018/19:

R1  billion was allocated

Conditional grants transferred to municipalities, including water tankering

Financial years 2019/20:

R473 million was allocated

The Schedule 6B allocation of the Regional Bulk Infrastructure Grant (RBIG) and Water Services Infrastructure Grant (WSIG) was earmarked for drought emergency interventions, drilling of new boreholes and resuscitations of old boreholes, water tankering, stock watering and project management fees.

Financial years 2020/21 a total of R972 million was allocated

The department has reprioritised the total amount of R666million from both Schedule 6B allocation of the Regional Bulk Infrastructure Grant (RBIG) and Water Services Infrastructure Grant (WSIG) towards drought emergency interventions such as drilling of new boreholes and resuscitations of old boreholes, water tankering, stock watering and project management fees.

The amount of R307 million was conditionally approved by the Minister of Finance, for inclusion in the second Adjustments Appropriation Bill, 2020, as roll-over of unspent funds from the 2019/20 financial year to the 2020/21 financial year for the country-wide COVID-19 and drought emergency interventions. The amount of R307 million is additional budget to the earmarked funds of R666 million towards drought emergency interventions.

The amount of R307 million has been allocated budget to the Northern Cape region through Schedule 6B of the Regional Bulk Infrastructure Grant (RBIG) as part of the presidential commitments made on drought emergency interventions.

04 December 2020 - NW2883

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

With reference to her reply to oral question 68 on 11 March 2020, by what date will she ensure that the water supply project, that was started five years ago, is completed so that the communities of Giyani who are living in more than fifty villages that do not have water, can have a water supply?

Reply:

Mopani District Municipality as the Water Services Authority is responsible for providing water to the residents of Giyani through existing unreliable infrastructure augmented by completed boreholes and water carting. The replacement of the unreliable bulk water distribution system to 55 villages is in progress. Completion of the various projects is anticipated from March 2021 until March 2022. Two of the bulk distribution pipelines to Giyani town and 4 villages (Thomo, Mninginisi Block 2, Mhlava and Muyexe) are partially completed and under operation. These pipelines will be fully functional by March 2021. The bulk water pipeline that will convey water from Nandoni water supply scheme to augment water supply in Giyani is anticipated to be completed by August 2022.

It should be noted that the water supply to Giyani villages is not reliable due to ageing infrastructure and unauthorized connections. The condition of the infrastructure results in pipe bursts and water leakages. This has necessitated interventions to replace the dilapidated of 325km bulk pipelines and the Nandoni to Nsami pipeline project to ensure sustainable water supply. To date, 300km asbestos cement (AC) pipelines have been replaced with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipelines to curb water losses and enhance water supply efficiency. The installed bulk pipelines are not yet operational pending completion of ancillaries, pressure testing and commissioning for the completed sections.

04 December 2020 - NW2689

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Ngwezi, Mr X to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)What is the status of the Giyani water project that was suspended following investigations into the Lepelle Northern Water and subsequent arrests; (2) whether the residents have access to a safe and continuous water source; if not, what is the (a) projected timeline for the specified project to resume and (b) earliest date that residents can expect to be given a sanitary and continuous water source; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

(1) Water supply to Giyani villages is not reliable due to ageing infrastructure and unauthorized connections. The condition of the infrastructure results in frequent pipe bursts and water leakages. This has necessitated interventions to replace the dilapidated of 325km bulk pipelines and the Nandoni to Nsami pipeline project to ensure sustainable water supply. The Giyani water services project has resumed following the deployment of Department of Water and Sanitation’s Construction North Unit (DWS: CN) during February 2019. The overall progress for the bulk water distribution pipelines is at 54%. In parallel, the construction of the bulk pipeline from Nandoni water supply scheme that will augment water supply deficiencies in Nsami Scheme is also under construction and currently at 35% overall completion.

(2) The Mopani District Municipality as the responsible Water Services Authority (WSA) is responsible for providing water to the residents of Giyani through existing infrastructure which is augmented by completed boreholes and water carting. The refurbishment of the bulk water distribution system to 55 villages is under construction as indicated above. Completion of the various stages of the project is anticipated from March 2021 until March 2022. Further details relating to projects in the Giyani area are as follows:

  • 300km asbestos cement (AC) pipelines have been replaced with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipelines to curb water losses and enhance water supply efficiency. The installed bulk pipelines are not yet operational pending completion of ancillaries, pressure testing and commissioning for the completed sections.
  • The bulk water pipeline that will convey water from Nandoni water supply scheme to augment water supply in Giyani is anticipated to be completed by August 2022.
  • Two of the bulk distribution pipelines to Giyani town and 4 villages (Thomo, Mininginisi Block 2, Mhlava and Muyexe) are partially completed and operational. It is envisaged that these pipelines will be fully functional by March 2021.

04 December 2020 - NW2721

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

(1) Whether he will furnish Ms E L Powell with the names of all persons (a) currently (b) previously (i) permanently and/or (ii) temporarily employed as members of the National Rapid Response Task Teams (NRRTT) in the Departments of (aa) Water and Sanitation and (bb) Human Settlements since May 2019; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, on what date; (2) on what statutory ground were appointments to the NRRTT made; (3) what is the (a) total cost to company remuneration of each employee in each week, month and year and (b) expense allowance such as travel and cell phone allowance of each employee; (4) whether any bonuses were paid to any employees; if not, why not, if so, what are the relevant details

Reply:

(1) Honourable Member, the document titled “Guide to Parliamentary Questions in the National Assembly” prohibits Members of Parliament, including Members of the Executive, from providing names of people or companies. The document referred to states that:

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

Department of Water and Sanitation:

(2) Members of the NRRTT for Water and Sanitation are appointed in terms of Section 76(1) of the National Water Services Act.

(3) No travel allowances are provided for members of the NRRTT. However, Members of the NRRTT can submit claims when they have utilised own transport to undertake official duties.

(4) No bonuses were paid to members of the NRRTT. They are only remunerated for the hours worked, in keeping with the rates determined by the Minister for Public Service and Administration.

Department of Human Settlements:

(2) Appointments were done additional to the establishment as per Public Services Regulations.

(3) The members are remunerated at a daily rate of R5 549 per day for a maximum of 20 days per month for the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson and at a daily rate of R4 317 per day for a maximum of 12 days per month for all the other members.

Each payable on submission of individual monthly claims, substantiated with meetings attended (register) and reports on actual work done.

The Department has made a cellular phone allowance available to the members on a monthly basis, to the value of R1 200.00 per month on submission of valid invoice within 30 days, as per Departmental Cellular Phone Policy.

(4) There are no bonuses applicable to members of the National Rapid Response Task Team on Human Settlements.