Questions and Replies

12 August 2019 - NW244

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1) (a) What are the reasons that the Kempton Park Child Welfare organisation closed down, (b) what number of cases was this welfare organisation dealing with and (c) who is now responsible for the cases; (2) (a) what number of nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) closed during 2018, (b) what are their names, (c) where are they situated, (d) what are the reasons for the closure in each case and (e) what number of cases was each NGO dealing with at the time of their closure?

Reply:

1 (a) The reason for the closed down of Kempton Park Child Welfare was due to the non-payment of salaries for the period of November 2018 to January 2019. They received their salaries for January 2019 on the 2nd February 2019. A resolution was taken in the meeting held on the 15th February 2019 with the employees and the board of management to pay February and March 2019 salaries to cover for November and December 2018 salaries not paid. Due to the deficit that led to the unpaid salaries, it was agreed that there will be no salaries paid for 2 months (February and March 2019).

(b) Kempton Park Child Welfare has caseload of 308 cases, which is disaggregated as follows:

• Finalized Foster Care cases: 149

• Children placed in Child and Youth Care Centres: 40

• Lapsed foster care orders: 44

• New Foster care applications: 75

(c) During the strike, Ekurhuleni Social Development Kempton Park office was responsible temporarily for cases referred for social work intervention. Some of the social workers attached to Kempton Park Child Welfare attended to court cases while on strike. The staff/employees went back to work on the 21st February 2019 after they received salaries for November/December 2018 as per agreement.

2 (a) Eight (8) NGOs were closed during 2018.

(b) The name of organisations are as follows: (1) Tshitandani Child Care Foundation in Limpopo and (2) Cafda, (3) four Badisa offices (4) Child Welfare SA in Western Cape Province and (1) Child Welfare East London.

(c) Tshitandani Child Care Foundation is in Vhembe District in Limpopo Province; Cafda, the four Badisa Offices, Child Welfare SA are in the Western Cape Province (places affected is Riebeeck West and Lutzville areas in West Coast Region, Heidelberg and Ladysmith in Eden Karroo Region, Fisantekraal area in Metro North Region) and Child Welfare East London which is in East London.

(d) The reason for closure are voluntarily due to change of strategic focus and economic climate.

(e) 19 cases in Limpopo, between 200 and 4000 cases in Western Cape as informed by the province and 1418 cases in East London.

 

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12 August 2019 - NW188

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(1)What was the total projected cost of the construction of the women’s hostel in Mzimhlope in Orlando in (a) 2006, (b) 2012, (c) 2014 and (d) 2016; (2) what (a) amount has actually been spent on the construction of the specified project to date and (b) portion of the specified actual costs were borne by the City of Johannesburg; (3) by what date will the finalised project be handed over to its beneficiaries?

Reply:

The Mzimhlope Women’s Hostel is located in Orlando and falls within the jurisdiction of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. The City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, through the Gauteng Province of human Settlements, indicated that:

1. In 2006 the cost was R2 476 600

In 2012 the cost was R51 485 997

In 2014 the cost was R5 403 373

In 2016 the cost was R6 353 601

2. The total amount that has been spent since the inception of the project is approximately R140 000 000, inclusive of the costs borne by the City of Johannesburg.

3. The project had an original scope of 186 units which were planned to be constructed as double storey structures but to date only 34 units have been completed. Blockages that have contributed to the delays in the project have since been resolved. The Gauteng Department of Human Settlements has subsequently appointed a contractor and the process of appointing professionals and engineering services are currently being finalised. It is expected that the project will resume in August 2019 and is anticipated to be completed by the end of the 2020/21 financial year. Once this has been completed, the units will be allocated to qualifying beneficiaries for occupation.

12 August 2019 - NW306

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the Road Accident Fund (RAF), what number of (a) claims were submitted during 2018-19, (b) cases were disputed and assigned to RAF appointed lawyers for defence and (c) cases which were under litigation during 2018-19 were ruled on in the form of a judgment in court?

Reply:

With reference to the Road Accident Fund (RAF),

a) 328 173 claims were submitted during the 2018-19 financial year,

b) 52 166 cases were disputed and assigned to RAF appointed lawyers for defense and

c) the RAF is not in a position to provide the number of cases under litigation during the 2018-19 financial year which were ruled on in the form of a judgment in court, as the RAF’s reporting systems do not currently distinguish between outcomes resulting from the various court processes.

12 August 2019 - NW209

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Ngwezi, Mr X to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

What is the total number of vacancies in (i) his department and (ii) each of the provincial departments reporting to him and (b) by what date will the vacancies be filled in each case?

Reply:

(i) 824

(ii) 

PROVINCE

Number

Entity or Agency

Number

Eastern Cape

46

Supported Employment Enterprises (SEE)

31

Free State

12

Compensation Fund (CF)

195

Gauteng

138

Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF)

60

Kwa-Zulu Natal

49

   

Limpopo

66

   

Mpumalanga

66

   

Northern Cape

31

   

North West

29

   

Western Cape

46

   

SUB-TOTAL

483

SUB-TOTAL

286

 

GRAND TOTAL

769

(b) By end of Financial Year

 

12 August 2019 - NW411

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Lorimer, Mr JR to ask the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries:

(1) What are the details of the process followed by her Department to assess experimental fisheries; (2) what has she found to be the reasons why (a) smooth-hound and (b) soupfin sharks are still the main target species for the shark-fishing industry, even though her Department determined that these species' populations were endangered; and (3) what (a) number of (i) vessels and (II) fishers are working In the shark-fishing Industry, (b)(i) number of the specified vessels carried observers with them while fishing shark since 01 January 2016 and (ii) was the number of observers on each vessel on each trip, and (c) are the reasons for permitting any shark-fishing trips without observers being onboard the vessel?

Reply:

1. The Department has a Polley on 'The Establishment and Management of New Fisheries In South Africa' that is implemented by the New Fisheries Scientific Working Group, comprising of relevant experts to guide the establishment of new fisheries in a structured manner. The Policy outlines the operational protocol for the development of new fisheries in South Africa. The Protocol consists of three phases, Phase O: Information gatherlng1 Phase1 :  Implementation of the experimental fishery and Phase 2: Commercial fishery.
Each phase comprises of steps that need to be undertaken before a fishery can be classified fully as commercial and rights are allocated.Smoothhound and soupfin sharks are the main target of the demersal shark longline fishery as they were the most abundant demersal sharks, and markets for these were established.

The preliminary (2017) stock assessments Indicated that the soupfin and smooth-hound sharks are subject to overfishing. The Department is In the process of putting In place slot limits relating to length across a number of fishing sectors. This has been assessed as the most appropriate measure to return catches to sustainable levels.

The Department is In the process of conducting the SEIAS (Socio-Economic Impact Assessment Study) In order to tum this proposal into regulation in the commercial linefishery, the sector which is responsible for the majority of catches of these resources. Similar measure will be considered in the demersal shark longline fishery later In 2019.

2. There are:

(a) (i) 6 vessels operating in the sector.

(ii) Approximately 250 employees.

(b) (i) No shark long-line vessels have carried observers since 01 January 2016.

(ii) It Is not mandatory for the vessels In the Demersal Shark Long-line Fishery to carry observers on board. However, provision is made In the Permit Conditions for the Department to deploy observers In the event that unusual landings or fishing practices are detected.

Regards

MS BD CREECY, MP

MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

DATE: 12/08/2019

12 August 2019 - NW196

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Social Development:

(1) Whether, with regard to the low subsidies paid to non-profit organisations (NPOs) that provide vital services on behalf of the State, she intends to (a) prioritise and (b) review the funding model of NPOs, especially those that look after the interests of vulnerable women and children; (2) what plans will she and/or her department put in place to ensure that care workers and/or social workers do not earn less than the prescribed national minimum wage?

Reply:

1. (a) The Department has embarked on the review of the sector funding policy and in the revised Policy, the Department has sought to align its policy to include a method of planning and prioritising developmental social services. A list of high priority prevention and early intervention focus areas will be developed within which the provinces must plan, budget and implement specific priority services. The prioritized list of social welfare services will be categorized according to their relative priority. The categorization and prioritization will ensure that services that are most important are ranked high and prioritized during the allocation of funds.

(b) As part of implementing the Funding Policy, the Department is testing the Sector Funding Policy in selected provinces with focus on services that address government’s core constitutional and statutory obligation to provide care and protection to children, older persons, and those who are most vulnerable. During the testing, process mapping will be conducted on the following services namely; child protection, services to older persons; gender-based violence and anti-substance abuse.

2. The Department conducted an audit of social sector employees within the funded NPOs in all nine Provinces earning below the national minimum wage. From this audit, a national database has been consolidated and submitted to National Treasury for analysis in order to determine the funding gap. The results of the data analysis will form part of a motivation on DSD budget submission that the department is preparing for submission to National Treasury for the 2020/2021 MTEF period.

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12 August 2019 - NW211

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Ngwezi, Mr X to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

What (a) is the total number of employees in his department who are being paid whilst they are on undue and/or extended periods of sick leave and (b) is cost to the Government in each case?

Reply:

(a) The number is twenty (20).

(b)

Employee Figure

Cost

 

1

 

R98 597

2

 

R947 415

 

3

 

R80 403

 

4

R303 233

 

5

 

R491 458

 

6

 

R902 912

 

7

 

R167 690

 

8

R175 274

 

9

R90 231

 

10

R81 244

 

11

R243 470

 

12

R174 013

 

13

R141 024

 

14

R25 496

 

15

R618 468

 

16

R60 575

 

17

R143 218

 

18

R75 905

 

19

R158 417

 

20

R687 020

TOTAL

R5 666 063

 

12 August 2019 - NW357

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

What (a) number of official international trips is (I) she and (ii) her deputy planning to undertake In the 2019-2022 medium term expenditure framework, (b) will the (i) destination, (ii) date, (iii) purpose and (Iv) number of persons who will travel with the delegation be and (c) is the detailed breakdown of the expected cost of (I) flights, (ii) accommodation and (iii) any other expenses in each case?

Reply:

(a) Travel is confined to meetings, which are required in terms of the International Protocols of Agreement to which South Africa is a signatory. Therefore, It is not feasible to provide the detailed Information on official international trips for the 2019--2022 medium-term expenditure framework.

(i) The Minister is planning to undertake four official international trips while;
(ii) the Deputy Minister is planning to undertake five official trips for the period from 01 August to 31 December 2019.

Please find here: (b) (i), II), Iii), and (iv) The detailed information on the destination, date, purpose, number of officials in the delegation for the Minister and Deputy Minister Is listed in the table below.

12 August 2019 - NW147

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)Whether she has established a date on which 5G high-speed mobile network technology will become widely available; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether her department has any strategic partnerships with other countries or companies in rolling out 5G technology; if so, will she furnish Ms Z Majozi with a list of the countries and/or the companies with their country of origin; (3) whether she envisages that the roll-out of 5G infrastructure in alliance with her department’s strategic and investment partners may pose any potential state security threats due to information being shared with the specified partners; if not, why not; if so, what are the (a) relevant details and (b) steps taken by her department to ensure that the security of the State is not compromised; (4) whether she has found that 5G infrastructure can be used to breach individual property and privacy laws; if not, how can she guarantee that this will not happen; if so, what (a) are the relevant details and (b) measures has her department taken to avoid such a breach; (5) whether the White Paper on 5G Radio Network Architecture has been drafted and made publicly available; if not, why not; if so, will she furnish Ms Z Majozi with a copy of the specified white paper?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows: -

1. The Minister is not responsible for technology launches and thus does not determine technology launch dates.

Suffice to say, the Minister provides policies that establish an enabling environment and broad frameworks for creating equitable opportunities for all market players.

2. The department is working with various industry players who are rolling out latest 5G technology. As an example, the department recently partnered with Nokia and Vodacom during the recent Digital Economy Summit wherein President Ramaphosa, speaking at Gallagher Convention Centre, had his address simultaneously broadcast as a holographic image to the Rustenburg Civic Centre.

3. The national security agencies and the departments in the security cluster, continuously scan the environment for any potential threats to the State and its people, and if there is any potential security threat, it will be dealt with. Furthermore, the Cybersecurity Hub in the department falls under the Government’s broader security mandate and such engages with other government security institutions and industry players to implement safety standards and measures.

4. With regards to security, 5G is no different from previous generation networks and the same established security principles will need to be applied. As stated, national security agencies and the departments in the security cluster are continuously scanning the environment to deal with any potential threats to the State and its people. The government has legislated the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act (RICA) and the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act. Government has also developed the Cyber Security Policy Framework and the department is currently working on the Data Policy. All these policies and legislation, inter alia, address issues of security.

5. No.

 

 

MS STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS

MINISTER

12 August 2019 - NW344

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

Whether, In respect of the Republic's listed terrestrial ecosystems, she can advise as to the delay regarding her department's publication of (a) estuarine, (b) freshwater and (c) marine ecosystems that are (i) threatened or (ii) protected; if not, why not; if so, what are the full relevant details?

Reply:

The National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (Act 10 of 2004) provides for the listing of threatened or protected ecosystems. Listings will be conducted for terrestrial, freshwater, estuarine and marine ecosystems.


In December 2011, the national list of terrestrial ecosystems that were threatened and in need of protection was published in the Government Gazette. The assessment methodology for estuarine , freshwater and marine ecosystems had not been sufficiently robust to provide the basis for the listing of estuarine and freshwater ecosystems.

The National Biodiversity Assessment (2018) due to be released In September 2019, will provide a better basis for listing estuarine, freshwater and marine ecosystems.

Regards

MS BD CREECY. MP

MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES
DATE; 2019/08/12

12 August 2019 - NW210

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Ngwezi, Mr X to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

What (a) is the total number of employees in his department who are being paid whilst they are on suspension and (b) is the total cost to the Government in each case?

Reply:

a) otal number of employees who are being paid whilst they are on suspension are two (2)

b) R31 974.22 (cost of suspension of less than a year) and R33 821. 04 (total cost of suspension)

 

12 August 2019 - NW410

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Winkler, Ms HS to ask the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries

(1) (a) What number of (i) lions are currently kept in predator-breeding farms across the Republic and (ii) farms or facilities across the Republic are involved In the breeding of predators and (b) what systems are In place to audit the captive lion breeding Industry in each province; (2) what Is the reason that the specified Industry has been allowed to continue when it is commonly accepted that the Industry has no conservation value and Is detrimental to the Republic's conservation record (details furnished); and (3) why has her Department not adhered to the strong recommendations and resolutions put forward by the parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs in November 2018, which called for an end to the captive lion-breeding Industry in the Republic?

Reply:

(1) (a) In terms of section 87A of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No. 10 of 2004) (NEMBA), the Members of the Executive Council (MECs) of the provinces who are responsible for the conservation of biodiversity are the issuing authorities for permits In respect of listed threatened or protected species, which, In this case, Includes the registration of captive lion breeding facilities. The following information is applicable, as reported by provincial issuing authorities in December 2017:

(i) There are approximately 7 979 lions in captivity in South Africa.
(ii) There are 366 captive facilities that are registered in terms of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No. 10 of 2004):
Threatened or Protected Species Regulations, 2007.

The figures provided in (i) and (ii) are an Indication of all lions In captive facilities, which could be purely captive breeding facilities; or captive facilities that operate as a combination of captive breeding facilities and commercial exhibition facilities (zoos); or captive keeping facilities/zoos that do not specifically engage in breeding.

(b) A permit is required, in terms of NEMBA, to carry out any restricted activity involving a listed threatened or protected species. Since lions are currently listed as a vulnerable species in terms of sectio~ 56(1) of NEMBA, the permit requirements of NEMBA apply to all specimens of African lion, whether those specimens are In the wild or In a captive environment. Further, the Threatened or Protected Species (TOPS) Regulations, promulgated in terms of NEMBA in 2007, require that any captive breeding operation must be registered.

Officials from the provincial conservation authorities who have been appointed as Environmental Management Inspectors (EMls) in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107of1998), are responsible for monitoring compliance with the provisions of NEMBA, as well as conditions of permits issued in terms of NEMBA and registrations Issued in terms of the TOPS Regulations. These EMls are also responsible for taking enforcement action in the case of non-compliance with NEMBA and the TOPS Regulations.

(2) A non-detrimental finding (NDF) made by a Scientific Authority, in respect of African lion and in terms of section 61(1)(d) of the National Environmental Management:

Biodiversity Act, 2004 (copy attached for ease of reference), indicates that there are currently no major threats to the wild and managed lion population of South Africa, whereas minor threats include over-utilisation, disease, poaching and conflict with communities around protected areas. The NDF further states that trophy hunting of captive-bred lions poses no threat to the wild population within South Africa, and .,it is thought that captive lions may in fact serve as a buffer to potential threats to wild lions by being the primary source for hunting trophies and derived products (such as bone).". The NDF was published in the Gazette, No. 41393. on 23 January 2018.

(3) The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries takes the resolutions and recommendations -of the Portfolio Committee (PC) on Environmental Affairs seriously. It is for this reason that the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Is finalising the appointment of a High-Level Panel to review the policies, legislation and practices In respect of the handling, management, breeding, hunting and trade involving, among others, lion.

Regards

MS BD CREECY. MP

MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES
DATE; 2019/08/12

08 August 2019 - NW430

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

What are the relevant details of the shortages of (a) vehicles, (b) rape kits, (c) DNA collection kits, (d) landline telephones, (e) bullet-proof vests, (f) two-way radios, (g) J88 forms, (h) one-way mirrors for interview observations, (i) recording equipment for interviews and 0) laptops at each Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit at each police station in each province?

Reply:

The information that is required is not readily available and the requested information must be sourced and verified before submission. A request is hereby made for an extension of two weeks, in order for this office to submit a response of quality and that is correct.

 

LIEUTENANT GENERAL DIVISIONAL COMMISSIONER: DETECTIVE SERVICE
TC MOSIKILI
Date: 2019-07-29
Reply to question 430 recommended

LIEUTENANT GENERAL

ACTING DEPUTY NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: CRIME DETECTION
SC MFAZI
Date: 2019-08-05

FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION 430

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTIQN PAPER: 26 JULY 2019

{INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 7·20191

Reply to question 430 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2019-08-05

Reply to question 430 approved

GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 2019-08-06

08 August 2019 - NW284

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

What (a) total amount is budgeted for his private office for the 2019-20 financial year and (b) was the (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in his private office since 1 May 2019?

Reply:

a) R20, 558,000.

b) (i) Total remuneration

  • R7,870,773.63

(ii) Salary levels

  • L.14x1; L.13x4; L.11x1; L.9x1; L.7x1; L.5x1; and L.3x2.

(iii) Job Tittles

  • Chief of Staff
  • Private Secretary
  • Media Liaison Officer
  • Community Outreach Officer
  • Assistant Appointment Secretary
  • Domestic Worker (x2)
  • Administrative Secretary
  • Parliamentary and Cabinet Support
  • Registry Clerk
  • Driver/Messenger

(iv) Qualifications

- Matric/NQF 4 - x1

- National Diploma/NQF 6 - x2

- Degree/B Tech/NQF 7 - x4

- Honours/NQF 8 - x2

- Masters/NQF 9 - x1

(v) Job Descriptions attached

08 August 2019 - NW171

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Lorimer, Mr JR to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What (a) total number of police officers does the Resources Allocation Guide (RAG) at the Parkview Police Station in Johannesburg provide for and (b) number of the specified positions are currently unfilled;” (2) what (a) total number of vehicles does the RAG at the specified police station provide for and (b) number of (i) operational and (ii) non-operational vehicles is at the police station; (3) what( a) total number of detectives does the RAG at the police station provide for and (b) number of the specified posts are vacant; (4) what are the relevant details of the (a) circumstances surrounding the crash of a vehicle assigned to the police station while on route to Durban and (b) official duties that took the vehicle on the road? NW1129E

Reply:

(1)(a) The staff establishment for the Parkview Police Station, is 114 and the actual personnel strength, is 117.

( 1 )(b) Not applicable.

(2)( a)(b )(i)(ii)
 

(a)
Number of vehicles

(b)(I)
Operational

(b)(ii)
Non-operational

30

26

Three vehicles are in for repairs.
One vehicle has been recommended for boarding.


(3)(a) The staff establishment for the Detective Service, at the Parkview Police Station, is 24 and the actual personnel strength, is 25.

(3)(b) Not applicable.

4)(a) Two state vehicles were following each other, descending a hill on a winding road. The driver of the vehicle in the rear, lost control of the vehicle and collided with the one in front. One South African Police Service (SAPS) member lost his life, as a result of the collision.

( 4 )(b) The vehicles were used to attend the official funeral of the late Constable Shange.

Reply to question 171 recommended

GENERAL

NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

KJ SITOLE (SOEG)

Date: 2019/07/26

Reply to question 171 approved I not approved


GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 2019/08/06

08 August 2019 - NW79

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Finance

Has the National Treasury investigated the impact of the manipulation of the Rand by various commercial banks, in particular ABSA, as found by the Competition Commission; if not, why not; if so, what were the findings? NW1036E

Reply:

No, the National Treasury has not investigated such impact, as neither the National Treasury nor the South African Reserve Bank have any evidence that any bank has taken part in currency manipulation, as indicated in our previous replies to oral question 57 and 245 submitted on 29 March 2019, and will repeat the essence of those replies below.

We are not aware that the Competition Commission has made any finding on the manipulation of the rand, but is investigating a case of price fixing and market allocation in the trading of foreign currency pairs involving the Rand, which it has referred to the Competition Tribunal for prosecution. The currency market is a deep and liquid market, and it is difficult to determine any material or long-lasting impact of any one transaction on the level or value of the currency.

It is important for members to differentiate between the impact of any transaction on consumers and the impact on the value of the rand – the investigation before the Competition Commission appears to be related more to the conduct of bank traders towards clients, rather than providing evidence of their affecting the actual value of the rand.

We should all await the outcome of the Competition Commission’s investigation before acting on them. I am also happy to invite the Honourable Member to provide any other evidence he may have on any currency manipulation to the Commission and/or National Treasury.

08 August 2019 - NW388

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Sarupen, Mr AN to ask the Minister of Finance

(1) Whether the National Treasury will provide any financial assistance to the Sedibeng District Municipality to compensate for a R25 million operational deficit in its 2019-20 budget; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether he has found that the specified district municipality’s financial recovery plan will be successful; if not, what is the position in this regard?

Reply:

1. The National Treasury does not provide financial assistance to municipalities. An operational deficit indicates that the municipality’s operating expenses exceeds the revenue. Failure to contain costs while not realising anticipated revenue collection levels results in operating deficits. The first approach is for the municipality to implement cost containment measures and reduce the operating expenses.

Given that Sedibeng is a delegated municipality, the Gauteng Provincial Treasury will continue to support the municipality to ensure that it adopts a funded budget going forward.

2. Currently the municipality does not have a financial recovery plan. However, reference should be made to chapter 13 of the Municipal Finance Management Act, (Act No. 56 of 2003) on the process to be followed for resolution of financial challenges.

08 August 2019 - NW217

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

(1) (a) What is the current status of GAS 333/06/2012 opened at the Umbilo Police Station; (2) has any investigation into the case been conducted; if not, what are the reasons for the delay in concluding the investigation; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether (a) an inquest has been initiated into the case and (b) the family of the deceased has to be informed; (4) (a) what is the current status of the toxicology report for TX1407/12,TX 1408/12,TX1409/12, (b) what are the reasons for the delay and (c) by what date will the report be available?

Reply:

(1)(a)(2)(3)(a)(b) and (4)(a)(b)(c)

The requested information is not readily available. It needs to be obtained from the province and verified. A request is made for an extension of two weeks, in order to provide a verified and accurate response.
 

Reply to question 217 recommended/not recommended

GENERAL

NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

KJ SITOLE (SOEG)

Date: 2019-07-26
 

Reply to question 217 approved




GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 2019-08-06

08 August 2019 - NW102

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1) Whether, with reference to his reply to question 1408 on 18 June 2018 wherein he requested three weeks' extension to ensure that the information that is provided is factually correct, he is now in a position to indicate what (a) number of firearms and (b) amount of state-owned ammunition in each province and office of the SA Police Service (SAPS) were respectively reported as stolen or as missing in each specified year (details furnished);(2) what number of such (a) stolen and missing firearms are linked to crimes, (b) firearms and what amount of ammunition has been recovered and (c) persons were successfully prosecuted regarding the theft of state-owned firearms and ammunition;(3) whether any SAPS officials were prosecuted for negligence or theft; if not, why not; if so, what number has been prosecuted for negligence and for theft;(4) what measures has his department put in place to combat theft and loss of state-owned firearms and ammunition;(5) whether he will make a statement on the matter? (2) what number of such (a) stolen and missing firearms are linked to crimes, (b) firearms and what amount of ammunition has been recovered and (c) persons were successfully prosecuted regarding the theft of state-owned firearms and ammunition; (3) whether any SAPS officials were prosecuted for negligence or theft; if not, why not; if so, what number has been prosecuted for negligence and for theft; (4) what measures has his department put in place to combat theft and loss of state-owned firearms and ammunition; (5) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(1 )(a) The information, regarding the number of firearms, which have been reported as losses from the South African Police Service (SAPS), is reflected in the table below:
 

Province

2013/2014

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

2018/2019

Head Office

87

86

94

138

95

65

Eastern Cape

134

150

134

148

112

49

Free State

38

22

38

36

32

19

Gauteng

165

140

185

123

145

101

KwaZulu-Natal

167

165

180

164

193

142

Limpopo

45

49

37

36

54

28

Mpumalanga

40

45

36

33

46

38


Find here: (1)(b) The information, regarding the number of rounds of ammunition, which have been reported as losses from the SAPS, is reflected in the table below:

08 August 2019 - NW384

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

What is the current average (a) case load, (b) period of employment and (c) leave days taken in the past five financial years by (i) each detective, {Ii) at each police station, (ii) in each cluster and (iv) in each province? NW1356E

Reply:

The Information that is required Is not readily available. The requested Information must be sourced and verified before it can be submitted. A request is hereby made for an extension of six weeks, in order for this office to provide a reply that is correct and of quality.

LIEUTENANT GENERAL DIVISIONAL COMMISSIONER: DETECTIVE SERVICE
TC MODIKILI
Date: 2019/07/29

Reply to question 384 recommended

LIEUTENANT GENERAL

ACTING DEPUTY NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: CRIME DETECTION
SC MFAZI
Date: 2019/08/05

Reply to question 384 recommended

GENERAL

NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

KJ SITOLE (SOEG)

Date: 2019/08/05

Reply to question 384 approved I not approved


GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 2019/08/06

08 August 2019 - NW116

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What is the current status of case number CAS 1042/07 /16 opened in Sandton; (2) Have the relevant persons provided feedback to the complainant; if not why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) Whether the SA Police Service has made contact with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA); if not, why not; if so, what was the response of the HPCSA?

Reply:

(1) The original case docket was sent to the Inquest Court. The case docket was received back from the Inquest Court, with enquiries. As soon as the enquiries have been attended to, the case docket will be returned to the Inquest Court.

(2) Yes, feedback was provided to the complainant, on 5 July 2019.

(3) Yes, a copy of the report is attached.
 

Reply to question 116 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date
: 2019-07-26

Reply to question 116 approved 
GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 2019-08-06

08 August 2019 - NW356

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

What (a) number of official international trips is (i) she and (ii) her deputy planning to undertake in the 2019-22 medium term expenditure framework, (b) will the (i) destination, (ii) date, (iii) purpose and (iv) number of persons who will travel with the delegation be and (c) is the detailed breakdown of the expected cost of (i) flights, (ii) accommodation and (iii) any other expenses in each case

Reply:

We are not able to quantify information on the future related to official trips for both the Minister and the Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans. All the international trips are undertaken as per invitation from host countries and serve a specific purpose in relation to the responsibilities and/or tasks assigned to the Executive Authority by the President of the Republic of South Africa.

08 August 2019 - NW389

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Sarupen, Mr AN to ask the Minister of Finance

(1) Whether he has found that the West Rand District Municipality’s financial recovery plan will turn the municipality’s ailing finances around; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) what is the current status of the specified district municipality’s financial recovery plan?

Reply:

1. The financial recovery plan for the West Rand District Municipality was prepared by the Municipal Finance Recovery Service (MFRS) following a request from the Gauteng Provincial Government.

The MFRS has for purposes of the preparation of the financial recovery plan consulted with both the administrative and political leadership component of the municipality (Executive Mayor and Mayoral Committee; Accounting Officer and senior management); MEC’s for Finance and Local Government; Organised local government; Organised labour; and principal suppliers including creditors and the community.

The financial recovery plan is holistic focusing on financial management; organisational structure and institutional matters; human resource management; governance; and infrastructure and service delivery. Moreover, it addresses the municipality’s service delivery model, operations, structure, processes, policies, bylaws, budget, cash flow management, debt collection, expenditure and revenue-raising measures. These collectively will contribute to the turnaround if implemented accordingly. The turnaround of the West Rand District Municipality requires not only internal commitment from the Municipality but support from the Provincial Executive.

2. The financial recovery plan was submitted by the MFRS to the Gauteng MEC for Finance for further processing in terms of Section 143(2) of the Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003.

08 August 2019 - NW181

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Julius, Mr J to ask the Minister of Police

On what date will (a) additional vehicles be supplied to the Moffatview Police Station in Johannesburg, (b) the current vacancies be filled, (c) additional bullet-proof vests be provided and (d) additional buildings be provided for the proper functioning of the specified police station?

Reply:

(a) One vehicle will be supplied to the Moffatview Police Station, by 30 July 2019.

(b) The approved staff establishment for the Moffatview Police Station, is 160.The current personnel strength, is 154. There is currently a shortage of six personnel members. A total of 12 newly enlisted constables were allocated to the Moffatview Police Station, in 2018/2019 and no further vacant posts will be filled, in the 2019/2020 financial year.

(c) In 2018/2019 and the first quarter of 2019/2020, 1 April2018 to 30 June 2019, no application for additional bullet-proof vests was received from the Moffatview Police Station.

(d) In 2018/2019, a total of five park homes were delivered to the Moffatview Police Station. No further accommodation shortages were reported after the park homes were provided to the police station.


Reply to question 181 recommended
GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date
: 2019-07-26

Reply to question 181 approved
GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date
: 2019-08-06

08 August 2019 - NW264

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Police

What is the status of the investigation by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation into the increase in the number of cases of alleged fraud and corruption that were reported by pensioners and recipients of the SA Social Security Agency grants over the past 12 months?

Reply:

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) is investigating a criminal case of fraud1 in the Free State and the case docket reference number is Heilbron, CAS 4/04/2019. On 1 April 2019, the complainant received a short message service (sms), indicating that money had been deducted from her South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) pension card. It is alleged that approximately 60 beneficiaries were defrauded through the same modus operandi. A total of 20 beneficiaries were traced and their statements have been obtained. Approximately 40 beneficiaries are still being traced. Criminal cases will be registered when the complainants have been identified. The investigation is continuing.

Reply to question 264 recommended/not recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2019-08-01

Reply to question 264 approved

GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 2019-08-06

08 August 2019 - NW400

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What is the current status of CAS 7211212015 opened at the Bolobedu Police Station; (2) has any Investigation into the case been conducted; If not, (a) why not and (b) by whose order; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) Bolobedu CAS 7211212015 was withdrawn in court.

(2) Yes, Investigations Into the case has been conducted by the Detective on standby the same day the case was reported. The complainant and the accused were in court for the first appearance. The complainant agreed to withdraw the case in the presence of the Public Prosecutor.
(a) Not applicable

(b) Not applicable

 

LIEUTENANT GENERAL DIVISIONAL COMMISSIONER: DETECTIVE SERVICE
TC MOSIKILI
Date
: 2019-07-31

Reply to question 400 recommended

LIEUTENANT GENERAL

ACTING DEPUTY NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: CRIME DETECTION
SC MFAZI
Date: 2019-08-01

Reply to question 400 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2019-08-01

Reply to question 400 approved

GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 2019-08-06

08 August 2019 - NW232

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

What (a) number of Public Service employees are currently on suspension in (i) the national and (ii) each provincial government, (b) is the average length of time that each employee has been on suspension and (c) is the breakdown of the total cost to the State for each (i) year and (ii) month that the employees have been on suspension?

Reply:

The data provided in response to the question is derived from the PERSAL system as at 30 June 2019 and is for National and Provincial Departments in terms of the Public Service Act,1994.

a) Number of employees currently on precautionary suspension in:

(i) National Departments is 29.

(ii) Each Province

Provincial Governments

Total Number of Suspension

   
   

Total

16

KwaZulu-Natal

2

North West

2

Eastern Cape

4

Gauteng

1

Western Cape

7

b) Average length of precautionary suspension for employees at:

  • National Departments is 2 months,
  • Provincial Departments is as follows:

Provincial Governments

Average Length on Suspension months

   
   

KwaZulu-Natal

8

North West

2

Eastern Cape

2

Gauteng

2

Western Cape

2

(c) Total cost of precautionary suspension for each (i) year and (ii) month that the employees have been suspended is based on the average salary.

(i) 2017/2018 is R 73 976, 00

2018/2019 is R 1 319 887, 00

2019/2020 is R 26 183 216, 00

(ii) See attached

08 August 2019 - NW127

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

(1)Whether his department’s Public Administration Ethics, Integrity and Disciplinary Technical Assistance Unit has been established; if not, by what date is it envisioned to be established; if so, (2) whether he has found that the unit is (a) fully operational and (b) adequately staffed; if not, in each case, (i) why not and (ii) by what date will the specified unit be fully operational and adequately staffed; if so, (3) whether the unit has conducted successful disciplinary processes against any officials yet; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

1. The Public Administration Ethics, Integrity and Disciplinary Technical Assistance Unit was established as per Public Administration Management Act Proclamation, effective from 1 April 2019.

2.a) The Unit is not fully operational and b) it is not adequately staffed. (i) as the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has no funding to staff the unit or to allocate funds for its operations. (ii) The Unit is currently being incubated within the DPSA and is envaseged to be fully operational and adequately staffed by the next financial year, subject to the allocation of funds by the National Treasury.

3. The Unit has not yet conducted any disciplinary process against officials as the Unit is not yet fully operational.

08 August 2019 - NW218

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What is the total number of SA Police Service (SAPS) bullet-proof vests that are currently in circulation in (i) each province and (ii) each precinct and (b) on what date was each order procured; (2) whether all bullet-proof vests are recorded in the SAPS asset register; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) (a) what is the lifespan of each bullet-proof vest and (b) what number of bullet- proof vests have been disposed of since 2009; (4) whether his department has a procurement plan for the renewal of bullet-proof vests?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i) The total number of bullet resistant vests, in each province, is as follows:

Province

Total

Head Office

34 916

Eastern Cape

19 028

Free State

13 304

Gauteng

37 093

KwaZulu-Natal

25 181

Limpopo

11 616

Mpumalanga

10 844

North West

11 514

Northern Cape

7 224

Western Cape

26 707

Body Armour Store

18 741

Total

216 168

   

(1)(a)(ii) The total number of bullet resistant vests, in each cluster, is attached as per Annexure A.

(1)(b) The information, per police station, order form and the date on which each bullet resistant vest was procured, is attached as per Annexure B. (Annexure B is attached in the electronic format, due to the size of the document, which consists of more than 3 000 pages)

Bullet resistant vests were only captured as a serialised item, since 2010. Prior to 2010, bullet resistant vests were captured as non- serialised and placed on, either the room inventory or on a members personal equipment sheet (SAPS 108). The SAPS also procured parts for bullet resistant vests parts and assembled them, which were then accounted for, as complete bullet resistant vests. Therefore, the system will not indicate order numbers for the above exceptions.

(2) All bullet resistant vests are captured in the SAPS asset register and the information is reflected in Annexure B.

(3)(a) In accordance with the Supply Chain Management (SCM) guidelines, the life span or useful life of a bullet resistant vest, is determined by the type of operational functions that are performed by the user and not a time frame. Therefore, the lifespan may vary from one day to more than 10 years, depending on the utilisation and treatment, thereof. This is supported by annual physical inspections and conditional assessments.

(3)(b) Since 2009, the SAPS has disposed of the following quantities:

 

Disposals

Pending Disposals

57 212

36 624

(4) Yes, the SAPS is currently doing market research and undertaking a process of evaluation, research and development of new generation bullet resistant vests.

 

Response to question 218 recommended

NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2019-07-26

Response to question 218 approved


 

GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER POLICE
Date: 2019-07-26

07 August 2019 - NW231

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

What is the total current vacancy rate across the Public Service (a) in the Republic and (b) what is the breakdown of the total for (i) each province and (ii) each national department?

Reply:

Based on the information available on PERSAL the vacancy rate in the Public Service for the quarter from April to June 2019 stands at 9.34%. This excludes the Defence Force and the State Security Agency that do not make use of the PERSAL system. The breakdown per department and province is provided in the table below:

National/ Provincial Departments and their Components

Government Components

Filled Posts June 2019

Vacant Posts June 2019

Quarterly Vacancy Rate (%)

Total

 

1,169,580

123,843

9.34

Eastern Cape

Total

 

115,551

20,516

15.23

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

 

1,378

167

8.52

Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism

 

508

245

30.48

Education

 

60,891

12,316

17.21

Health

 

40,254

6,653

13.93

Human Settlements

 

530

35

6.61

Office of the Premier

 

345

69

13.67

Provincial Treasury

 

417

22

4.56

Roads and Public works

 

1,639

161

7.33

Rural Development and Agrarian Reform

 

2,662

241

11.09

Safety and Liaison

 

131

20

14.44

Social Development

 

3,638

386

9.22

Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture

 

1,192

33

9.9

Transport

 

1,966

168

6.97

Free State

Total

 

56,301

3,830

5.72

Agriculture

 

987

56

4.43

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs

 

348

53

13.13

Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs

 

681

119

14.51

Education

 

27,849

1,664

4.81

Health

 

18,290

770

3.43

Human Settlements

 

409

62

12.89

Office of the Premier

 

493

56

9.81

Police, Roads and Transport

 

2,562

291

10.46

Provincial Treasury

 

380

48

11.21

Public Works

 

1,366

131

11.19

Social Development

 

1,913

464

16.99

Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation

 

1,023

116

9.85

Gauteng

Total

 

158,807

15,997

8.86

Agriculture and Rural Development

 

947

68

6.63

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs

 

650

45

5.98

Community Safety

 

1,154

105

8.29

E-Government

 

773

76

9.23

Economic Development

 

327

31

8.19

Education

 

83,374

5,619

5.94

Health

 

61,112

7,895

11.2

Human Settlements

 

753

195

20.46

Infrastructure Development

 

2,514

487

15.89

Office of the Premier

 

463

86

14.14

Provincial Treasury

 

779

110

12.93

 

Infrastructure Financing Agency

32

0

0

 

Provincial Treasury

747

110

13.41

Roads and Transport

 

1,888

554

22.17

Social Development

 

3,460

509

12.81

Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation

 

613

217

27.47

KwaZulu-Natal

Total

 

180,613

17,145

8.31

Agriculture and Rural Development

 

2,449

264

8.98

Arts and Culture

 

473

55

8.87

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs

 

1,233

102

7.09

Community Safety and Liaison

 

162

18

8.99

Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs

 

532

128

18.78

Education

 

100,817

8,057

7.16

Finance

 

378

44

10.93

Health

 

64,395

7,554

9.83

Human Settlements

 

579

55

7.5

Office of the Premier

 

512

46

7.21

Public Works

 

1,525

100

6.19

Social Development

 

3,668

278

9.41

Sport and Recreation

 

233

28

10.94

Transport

 

3,657

416

9.72

Limpopo

Total

 

100,509

17,386

14.58

Agriculture, and Rural Development

 

2,496

507

16.31

Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs

 

1,835

221

10.09

Community Safety

 

127

8

6.17

Economic Development, Environment and Tourism

 

1,231

69

5.99

Education

 

52,788

9,336

15.22

Health

 

32,549

3,738

9.85

Office of the Premier

 

457

36

6.63

Provincial Treasury

 

408

58

11.52

Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure

 

2,784

516

14.32

Social Development

 

3,103

2,590

44.66

Sports, Arts and Culture

 

469

47

8.12

Transport

 

2,262

260

9.76

Mpumalanga

Total

 

70,066

5,742

7.59

Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs

 

1,493

297

15.75

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs

 

754

25

2.58

Community Safety, Security and Liaison

 

1,482

33

2.92

Culture, Sport and Recreation

 

277

34

10.91

Economic Development and Tourism

 

220

21

5.24

Education

 

40,002

2,461

5.97

Health

 

19,954

2,549

11.18

Human Settlements

 

370

99

20.94

Office of the Premier

 

228

38

15.22

Provincial Treasury

 

279

71

20.19

Public Works, Roads and Transport

 

3,120

51

1.45

Social Development

 

1,887

63

3.08

National

Total

 

332,677

17,803

4.92

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

 

4,850

1,269

20.35

Arts and Culture

 

404

55

9.26

Basic Education

 

733

48

5.22

Civilian Secretariat for the Police Service

 

145

10

7.59

Communications

 

62

8

14.48

Cooperative Governance

 

585

75

10.52

 

Cooperative Governance

421

47

9.33

 

Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent

164

28

13.5

Correctional Services

 

38,142

3,329

7.68

Economic Development

 

95

19

12.87

Energy

 

505

116

17.76

Environmental Affairs

 

1,598

211

11.17

Government Communication and Information System

 

415

52

10.56

Health

 

1,592

262

13.88

Higher Education and Training

 

21,215

1,995

7.97

Home Affairs

 

9,584

190

1.9

 

Government Printing Works

648

137

16.41

 

Home Affairs

8,936

53

0.57

Human Settlements

 

518

86

13.72

Independent Police Investigative Directorate

 

355

36

9.14

International Relations and Cooperation

 

2,198

400

14.01

Justice and Constitutional Development

 

20,377

1,419

6.6

 

Justice and Constitutional Development

16,017

1,413

8.21

 

National Prosecuting Authority

4,360

6

0.16

Labour

 

8,448

853

9.09

Military Veterans

 

137

12

12.53

Mineral Resources

 

1,012

89

7.93

National School of Government

 

203

26

10.77

National Treasury

 

1,972

316

13.84

 

Government Pensions Administration Agency

911

179

16.36

 

Government Technical Advisory Centre

140

13

9.09

 

National Treasury

921

124

11.92

Office of the Chief Justice

 

1,864

209

10.16

Office of the Public Service Commission

 

254

26

7.96

Performance Monitoring and Evaluation

 

418

52

11.29

Police

 

191,211

2,368

1.19

Public Enterprises

 

162

43

19.35

Public Service and Administration

 

379

75

14.33

 

Centre of Public Service Innovation

31

3

8.82

 

Public Service and Administration

348

72

14.77

Public Works

 

4,500

497

9.79

Rural Development and Land Reform

 

5,155

741

12.91

Science and Technology

 

386

104

20.5

Small Business Development

 

188

19

8.21

Social Development

 

690

245

25.29

Sport and Recreation South Africa

 

147

111

41.03

Statistics South Africa

 

3,323

865

20.19

Telecommunications and Postal Services

 

247

17

5.41

The Presidency

 

469

105

16.26

Tourism

 

456

54

9.99

Trade and Industry

 

1,174

39

2.67

Traditional Affairs

 

88

7

9.9

Transport

 

648

239

26.53

Water and Sanitation

 

5,680

1,105

16.02

Women

 

93

6

5.74

North West

Total

 

59,738

10,943

15.22

Community Safety and Transport Management

 

1,439

215

12.37

Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs

 

695

189

20.94

Economy and Enterprise Development

 

221

21

6.92

Education and Sport Development

 

30,612

4,542

12.73

Finance

 

515

92

15.21

Health

 

18,099

4,372

19.26

Local Government and Human Settlements

 

525

192

27.14

Office of the Premier

 

703

117

13.86

Public Works and Roads

 

2,751

369

11

Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development

 

1,494

600

28.41

Social Development

 

2,540

182

6

Tourism

 

144

52

25.34

Northern Cape

Total

 

21,743

3,477

13.85

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

 

521

40

5.44

 

Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs

 

581

69

9.99

Economic Development and Tourism

 

185

52

14.49

Education

 

10,085

2,196

18.7

Environment and Nature Conservation

 

236

12

3.39

Health

 

6,748

785

10.07

Office of the Premier

 

235

14

5.35

Provincial Treasury

 

350

45

10

Roads and Public Works

 

869

104

8.87

Social Development

 

1,051

84

6.59

Sport, Arts and Culture

 

522

48

8.08

Transport, Safety and Liaison

 

360

28

7.57

Western Cape

Total

 

73,575

11,004

12.18

Agriculture

 

861

24

2.67

Community Safety

 

286

10

2.94

Cultural Affairs and Sport

 

534

15

1.82

Economic Development and Tourism

 

187

13

4.6

Education

 

33,654

8,093

17.69

Environmental Affairs and Development Planning

 

350

4

1.6

Health

 

31,377

2,669

7.87

Human Settlements

 

400

19

3.83

Local Government

 

354

4

1.58

Provincial Treasury

 

249

27

6

Social Development

 

2,049

46

2.67

The Premier

 

950

21

2.37

Transport and Public Works

 

2,324

59

3.26

07 August 2019 - NW118

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

What number of land claims have been gazetted, but not yet processed by the Land Claims Commission; (2) whether she has found that the gazetting of land claims has a negative impact on the (a) value of the property and (b) owners’ ability to secure bank loans; if not, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (3) whether all land claims that have been found to be invalid have been degazetted; if not, (a) why not and (b) what number of invalid land claims still need to be degazetted; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) 3 358

(2)(a)(b) Section 11(1) of the Restitution of Land Rights Act requires the Commission to publish in the gazette all land claims that are deemed compliant with Section 2 of the Act. To not publish claims that are deemed compliant with the Act will constitute non-compliance with the Act. The Commission has not conducted any scientific studies to determine the impact of the gazetting of claims on affected properties. However, even if such studies were to confirm a negative impact of gazetting of land claims on property values, such impact would not be reason enough for the Commission not to execute the legislative imperative as imposed by Section 2 of the Restitution of Land Rights Act.

(3) (a) Section 11A of the Restitution of Land Rights Act provides for Withdrawal or Amendment of a gazette notice ONLY where either a party affected by the publication, typically a land owner, makes representations to the Commission with information conclusive to the Commission that the claim is non-compliant or the Commission, through detailed investigation, finds information that indicates that the claim is non-compliant.

Since the decision to withdraw a gazette notice is tantamount to the dismissal of the claim, the Commission follows a 2 stage process which is in line with the provisions of administrative justice towards claim dismissal.

In the first stage, the Commission provides the claimant with the notice or letter of an intention to dismiss the claim where after the claimant is provided with a minimum of 30 days to provide the Commission with conclusive reasons and or additional information that may convince the Commission not to dismiss the claim.

The 2nd stage consists of the issuing of the final dismissal letter where the notice period lapses without the claimant providing convincing additional information or where the information so provided is not convincing.

In all instances affected land owners are made aware when land claims are dismissed or when land claimants opt for other forms of settlement such as financial compensation.

(b) The Commission does not gazette invalid claims.

 

07 August 2019 - NW252

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

(1) (a) Has a full report on all contracts undertaken by a certain company (name and details furnished) been compiled; if not, why not; if so, what was the total value of contracts undertaken by the specified company since it started work in the North West; (2) whether the (a) Bahwaduba and (b) Tlhabologang abattoir projects have been completed; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1211E

Reply:

(1) (a) The close out report on all contracts undertaken by Agridelight Training and Consulting has not yet been furnished by the company. This was despite several requests from the Department to the Implementing Agent. In a bid to resolve this matter, the Department is in a litigation process with the Agridelight to source this document. The matter is before the Court and in line with the directives on Section 100 Intervention.

The total amount of all transactions between the Department and Agridelight Training and Consulting contract from 01 November 2014 to 31 October 2017 is R604 048 828.18 as per the financial systems report. The figure includes 10% Management Fee for Agridelight.

(2) Bahwaduba and Tlhabologang Abattoir projects have not yet been completed. This is due to the fact that, upon expiry of the Agridelight Project, the Department attempted to appoint the service provider who was appointed by the Agridelight to complete the project. However, the service provider in question was not, and is still not compliant to the CIDB grading requirement (expired CIDB Grading Level to low) for the value of the project that he was being appointed for. Furthermore, the service provider’s tax compliance matters were not and are still not in order as prescribed by the Treasury Regulations.

07 August 2019 - NW427

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

What (a) number of educators have been absent from teaching for a prolonged period of time in each province since 1 January 2019, (b) number of days has each of the specified educators been absent from teaching, (c) are the reasons for the extended absence in each case and (d) contingency measures were put in place during the extended periods of absence in each case?

Reply:

(a), (b), (c) and (d).

As part of monitoring, the National Department only collects aggregated information on teacher attendance. The Honourable Member is kindly advised to request the detailed information as requested directly from the Provincial Education Departments.

07 August 2019 - NW164

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

What number of (a) district land reform committees have been established in each province (i) in each of the past 10 years and (ii) since 1 January 2019 and (b) the specified committees are still functional; (2) what are the details of (a) the mandate of district land reform committees and (b) how the committees are constituted; (3) whether her department still recognises district land reform committees; if not, what is the current status of the committees; if so, what are the relevant details of the applicable legislation on which her department relies in its recognition of the committees; (4) whether private sector stakeholders are still involved in the district land reform committees; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a),(i) Please refer to the table below.

Province

EC

FS

GP

KZN

LP

MP

NC

NW

WC

Total

Number of DLRCs

6

5

3

10

5

3

5

4

5

46

(ii0 None

(b) No, they are suspended for review of their functions.

(2) (a) Mandate: To support Government to resolve the slow pace of land redistribution in South Africa, and the lack of successful implementation of policy at the local level.

(b) DLRCs consist of a multi sectoral group of key stakeholders: Private sector, Organized Agriculture, farmers associations, civil society with interest in Land issues and Government.

(3) Yes. In 2018, the Department undertook a decision to review the terms of reference of the committees. The DLRCs are established in terms of Chapter 6 of the National Development plan (NDP) as the guiding framework for the Department.

(4) Yes. The composition as articulated in the Terms of Reference includes private sector stakeholders.

07 August 2019 - NW403

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George, Dr DT to ask the Minister of Finance

Does the SA Revenue Service (SARS) have the capacity to conduct investigations into activity in the illicit economy; if so, (a) what is SARS’ capacity in this regard and (b) how is this funded?

Reply:

In terms of its mandate and legal provision, SARS established an interim capability to conduct investigations into the illicit economy. The capability executes integrated enforcement investigations and comprises of data analysis, risk identification, criminal and compliance investigation and audits and debt recovery.

(a) Its current staff complement is 60.

(b) The capability is funded through SARS financial allocation.

The mandate and scope of this capability is currently under review in order to better define and sharpen its focus.

As part of the review by the new Commissioner the following is being assessed:

  • SARS’ capability and capacity to monitor and assess the activities within the elicit economy as well as assess the true revenue impact/ risk that the illicit economy presents to the state.
  • SARS’ capability and capacity to conduct the investigative and audit work
  • The most effective organizational arrangement
  • Collaboration with the agencies of State.

07 August 2019 - NW82

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Finance

(a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does the National Treasury currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?

Reply:

(a) (i) (ii) (iii) (aa)

Own

Nil

(a) (i) (bb)

Rent

Three (3) buildings:

- 1108 John Vorster Drive (1 x floor only)

- 240 Madiba Street; and

- 40 Church Square.

(a) (ii) (iii) (bb)

Nil

(b) (i)

Value and purpose owned property

Not applicable

(b) (ii)

Value and purpose of rented property

1108 John Vorster Drive

(1 x floor only)

R65 033 050.00

Office accommodation and State Transversal Information and Communication Technology site

 

240 Madiba Street

R603 337 824.00

Office accommodation

 

40 Church Square

R19 030 631.00

Office accommodation

(c) (i)

Duration of rental:

1108 John Vorster Drive

(1 x floor only)

20 years

 

240 Madiba Street

16 years

 

40 Church Square

16 years

(c)(ii)

From whom is each property rented:

1108 John Vorster Drive

(1 x floor only)

Rented on behalf of National Treasury by the Department of Public Works, owned by SITA.

 

240 Madiba Street

Rented on behalf of National Treasury by the Department of Public Works, owned by Bothongo Group Management.

 

40 Church Square

State owned - Department of Public Works.

(c)(iii)

Monthly rental fee for each property:

1108 John Vorster Drive

(1 x floor only)

R1 127 659.02

 

240 Madiba Street

R4 221 538.45

 

40 Church Square

R673 134.08

 

07 August 2019 - NW401

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Basic Education

With regard to the implementation of the compulsory two-years of Early Childhood Development for all children before Grade 1, what (a) are the exact steps of implementation, (b) are the dates for finalisation of each step, (c) is the expected date of implementation and (d) is the estimated budget implication for this project?

Reply:

a) During the Basic Education Budget Vote 14 debate for the 2019/2020 financial year, it was indicated that the Department of Basic Education (DBE) has committed to developing a comprehensive plan to ensure a phased-in and systematic relocation of the responsibility and leadership for ECD. It was further indicated that this comprehensive plan will include the provision of two years of compulsory ECD prior to Grade 1; as well as the provision of Early Childhood Development (ECD) for 0-4-year-olds. Finally, the Department committed to the costed plan being finalised by March 2020.

The development of these plans is based on two principles:

  1. The plans should ensure that both the access and quality of ECD should improve significantly over the next 10 years; and
  2. The plans should be sensitive to the current model of ECD provision and not destabilise nor cause confusion in either the ECD or schooling sector.

b) The detailed plan for institutionalising the abovementioned high-level objectives is still being developed.

c) The DBE is working towards finalising a detailed, costed plan by March 2020, while at the same time beginning preparations for implementation.

d) The cost will be clarified through the detailed, costed plan.

07 August 2019 - NW310

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

With reference to the state of the nation address on 7 February 2019, (a) which schools will be transformed into technical schools in each province in order to expand participation in the new technological specialisations, (b) what is the time frame in each case, (c) what are the details of how the transformation will take place and (d) what costs will be incurred in each case?

Reply:

a) The Plan is to have a Technical High School in each Circuit. Provinces have not yet identified the schools to be transformed into technical schools.

b) The time frame for the transformation and expansion of schools will be over a period of 5 years starting in 2020 – 2025.

c) Details of how the transformation will take place:

  • Identification of schools by the 9 Provincial Education Departments;
  • Mapping of schools in circuits to be undertaken;
  • An onsite audit of schools will be conducted by the National and Provincial Departments;
  • Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) Conditional Grant covers all schools offering Technical Occupational and Technical vocational subjects.

d) Costs that will be incurred in each case will include the following:

  • Infrastructure renovation and construction (workshops).
  • Provisioning of equipment tools and consumables for the Technical specialisation subjects.
  • Human Resource recruitment.

07 August 2019 - NW165

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

What mechanisms has her department put in place in order to transfer vacant land owned by the State to various Government departments; (2) what number of land parcels that are owned by the State have been identified as land that will be transferred?

Reply:

1. A number of organs of state in the three spheres of government (national, provincial and local) are constitutionally empowered to hold land for service delivery objectives. To the extent that the departments falling under the Ministry of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development hold vacant land, there’s no plan to transfer such vacant land to government departments. The plan is to transfer such land to prospective land reform beneficiaries. Our policy however provides for the donation of land falling under our custody to other government departments, in instances where such departments identify such land as suitable for their service delivery objectives.

2. Falls away.

07 August 2019 - NW258

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether, taking into account the inherent risks to crops and the high costs of insuring such crops to farmers, her department is considering any government-subsidised crop insurance scheme to assist farmers; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) by what date will the specified scheme be implemented? NW1217E

Reply:

The Department has identified a need for agricultural insurance due to inherent risks and high costs incurred by smallholder and commercial producers in the sector. The department will engage both the National Treasury and the Land and Agricultural Bank on Agricultural Bank on how such an insurance can be developed as well as financed risks that may be associated with the system.”

07 August 2019 - NW262

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Ngcobo, Mr S to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether she will consider to establish a school violence task team to combat violence in the places of learning that will collaborate with the SA Police Service; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

All schools have established School Safety Committees in line with the National School Safety Framework. Each Committee is comprised of internal representatives from the School Governing Body (SGB) School Management Team (SMT), educators and learners. External role players are comprised of representatives from Government Department such as, South Africa Police Services (SAPS), Health, Social Development, Municipalities as well as Non-Governmental Organisations NGO) including Faith-based organisations.

The Department of Basic Education has also entered into partnership with the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) to coordinate a wide spectrum of stakeholders through the National School Safety Steering Committee (NSSSC).

 

07 August 2019 - NW429

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

(a) In each of the past three years and (b) since 1 January 2019, what number of (i) educators received training in information and communications technology (ICT) and (ii) the specified educators completed the training, (iii) educators benefitted from ICT training and (iv) educators are currently using ICT in the classroom in each province?

Reply:

(a) Table 1, 2 and 3 below provides figures for the past three years and (b) since 1 January 2019, (i) 3 632 educators have been trained on various ICT programmes and (ii) all trained educators have completed the training, (iii) 3 632 educators benefitted from ICT training and (iv) the DBE can provide data on how many educators and/ or schools have received ICT devices. However, the data on the usage of these devices lies in Provinces.

The data as captured by the Curriculum Branch on the training provided to educators on how to operate ICT devices, sourced from NSLA reports and the Moodle Platform is as follows:

Province

2016

2017

2018/19

 

BASIC

INTERMEDIATE

ADVANCE

TOTAL

BASIC

INTERMEDIATE

ADVANCE

TOTAL

BASIC

INTERMEDIATE

ADVANCE

TOTAL

GRAND TOTAL

Eastern Cape

2 999

782

632

4 413

8 826

14 653

2 852

26 331

4 056

2 667

291

7 014

37 758

Free State

408

8 092

632

9 132

8 172

3 593

6 378

18 143

181

185

39

405

27 680

Gauteng

1 171

502

632

2 305

4 028

6 885

1 326

12 239

1 987

1 700

600

4 287

18 831

KwaZulu-Natal

57

1 555

632

2 244

4 186

8 315

1 507

14 008

4 470

351

295

5 116

21 368

Limpopo

700

300

632

1 632

2 632

4 564

8 828

16 024

343

223

20

566

18 222

Mpumalanga

3 416

12 914

632

16 962

5 599

6 778

1 226

13 603

1 236

592

321

913

31 478

North West

2 638

1 307

632

4 577

8 615

14 592

2 787

25 994

296

4 675

266

5 237

35 808

Northern Cape

374

1 187

632

2 193

4 131

7 888

1 458

13 477

301

121

266

688

16 358

Western Cape

38 314

250

632

39 196

7 760

7 206

23 416

38 382

6 973

3 221

3 245

13 439

91 117

TOTAL

50 077

26 889

632

77 598

53 949

74 474

49 778

178 201

19 843

13 735

5 323

37 665

298 620

Table 1

The data as captured by the Teacher Development Branch sourced from the NSLA on the ICT integration into teaching training programmes:

PROVINCE

2017/18

2018/19

2019 (Quarter 1)

Eastern Cape

2 334

4 661

1 750

Free State

995

1 205

43

Gauteng

11 574

216

0

KwaZulu-Natal

359

234

368

Limpopo

950

1 480

200

Mpumalanga

1 928

1 605

0

North West

1 547

806

137

Northern Cape

250

727

0

Western Cape

3 832

1 879

634

Total

23 769

12 813

3 132

Table 2

Training provided on the Professional Development Framework for Digital Learning since 2018.

PROVINCE

Target Group

Date

KwaZulu-Natal

405 (Provincial Core Training Team)

July 2019

Gauteng

200 subject advisors (3 hour workshops)

August to September 2018

North West

91 (Provincial Core Training Team)

July 2018

Western Cape

30 (30 e-learning specialists, Curriculum Support and Teacher Development)

April 2018

Total

371 provincial and district officials

Table 3

07 August 2019 - NW108

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Luthuli, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether, with reference to the issue of land settlement agreements, she has been informed that there are land claims where settlement agreements have been reached by all parties involved in the land claims and approved by either the former Minister or the Chief Land Claims Commissioner (CLCC) in terms of section 14(3) of the Restitution of Land Claims Act, Act 22 of 1994; if not, why not; if so, what is the status of these settlements; (2) whether she has been informed that the office of the CLCC in KwaZulu-Natal, through its officials, have been and currently are interfering by not implementing the agreed settlement and causing conflict within the communities who are of the view that those officials benefit in such settlement; if not, (a) whether she will investigate this matter and (b) what steps will she take in her investigation; if so, what steps does she intend taking against the specified officials; (3) whether she has any contingency plan in place should the steps she intends to take fail; if not, why not; if so, what indicators will she use to measure the success of the steps and the strategy?

Reply:

1. No. The Commission is still in the process of briefing the Minister on the work of the Commission

2. No.

(a) Yes.

(b) The Minister will firstly request details, from the Hon Inkosi Zulu, of those settlements where officials in the Office of the Regional Land Claims Commissioner: KwaZulu-Natal are allegedly not implementing the agreements and are causing conflict. Thereafter, she will investigate the veracity of the allegations and, where necessary, take appropriate action to ensure implementation of the agreed settlements and taking corrective measures against transgressing officials.

(3) No. A contingency plan will only be developed once the details of the allegations have been provided and the allegations investigated.

06 August 2019 - NW292

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Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Minister of Transport

What (a) total amount is budgeted for his private office for the 2019-20 financial year and (b) was the (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in his private office since 1 May 2019?

Reply:

(a) The total amount budgeted for the Private Office of the Minister for the 2019-20 financial year is R22,748,000.00

(b)(i) The total amount in respect of remuneration is R9,355,000.00

(b) (ii)The salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in his private office since 1 May 2019 are as indicted in the table below.

(ii)

Salary level

(iii)

Job title

(iv)

qualification

(v)

Job description

14

Chief of Staff

Gr 12

BA

BA Honours: Industrial Phycology

Master of Art

Purpose:

To provide a support service to the Minister, ensuring an efficient and dynamic interface between the Ministry, Department, National Parliament and Provincial Legislatures and promoting a sound understanding of the policies and performance of the Minister and the Department

Functions:

1. Render support to the Minister in Cape Town and HQ, Pretoria

2. Manage external and internal liaisons

3. Manage the parliamentary process

4. Manage the Transport Ministry Budget

5. Manage the Transport Ministry

Requirments:

A recognised NQF level 7 qualification in Public Administration/Management / Transport Economics or Planning, or Law with at least 6-10 years relevant experience of which 5 years must be on SMS level

Contract appointment linked to term of Office of the Minister

6

Receptionist/Secretary, Office of the Minister

Gr 12

Purpose:

To render a reception and general administrative support service to the Ministry in Pretoria

Functions:

1. Render a reception and registry service

2. Render general administrative support

3. Act as relieve to Assistant Private Secretary

4. Act as Manager’s Secretary when s/he is in Cape Town

Requirements:

An appropriate recognized NQF level 5/6 qualification in Public Administration/Office Management

Contract appointment linked to term of Office of the Minister

5

Registry Clerk

Gr 12

Purpose:

To render a registry service and general administrative support service to the Transport Ministry

Functions:

1. Render a registry service

2. Administer Registers

3. Render general administrative support

4. Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof id understood properly

Requirements:

A minimum recognised NQF level 4 or Grade 12 certificate with at least one year relevant experience

Contract appointment linked to term of Office of the Minister

3

Food Services Aid

Gr 11

Purpose:

To render an efficient, professional and friendly food service aid to the Ministry

Functions:

1. Provide a food service aid to the staff in the Ministry

2. Prepare Board Room for meetings

3. Prepare refreshments on request for guests

4. Assist with Administrative duties

Requirements:

NQF level 4 qualification

Contract appointment linked to term of Office of the Minister

8

Private Secretary to the Minister

Gr 12

BA: Health Sciences an Social Studies-

Purpose:

To manage all matters pertaining to the Minister’s executive obligations

Functions:

1. Manage the Ministers program

2. Provide support to the Minister with his executive obligations

3. Manage logistical matters for the Minister

3. Manage logistical matters for the Minister

4. Oversee the management of Correspondence with the approval of the Chief of Staff and the Minister.

Requirements:

A recognised NQF level 7 in Public Service Administration or Political Science/ Communication with 6-10 years’ experience of which 5 years must be on MMS level.

Contract appointment linked to term of Office of the Minister

11

Assistant Private Secretary, Office of the Minister

Gr 12

BA : Politics

BA: Honours Politics

Fundamental of Project Management

Purpose:

To manage all matters pertaining to the executive obligations in support of the Private Secretary

Functions:

1. Manage the Ministers diary in support of the Private Secretary

2. Assist the Minister with his executive obligations

3. Manage logistical matters

4. Act as alternate in absence of the Administrative Secretary

5. Assist with the overall management of the Transport Ministry

Requirements:

A recognised NQF level 6/7 qualification in Public Administration/Management or Office Administration/ Management with 5 years relevant experience.

Contract appointment linked to term of Office of the Minister

8

Assistant Admin Secretary, Office of the Minister

(Driver/Messenger)

Gr 12

Purpose:

To assist with the administrative support to the Ministry of Transport with regard to managing external / internal correspondence

To render a messenger and driver service to Transport Ministry

Functions:

1. Assist with external / internal correspondence

2. Assist with managing the general administration of the Ministry of Transport

3. Manage and maintain the filing system

4. Manage incoming and outgoing mail and documents

5. Render assistance with the execution of functions attached to the registry

6. Render driver functions to Ministry as required

7. Assist the Ministry with the procurement of refreshments

8. Perform relief duties when required

Requirements:

An appropriate recognised NQF level 6 qualification in Public Administration with 2 years relevant experience.

Valid Code 08 drivers licence and driving for at least three yearsContract appointment linked to term of Office of the Minister

13

Media Liaison Officer, Office of the Minister,

Gr 12

BSc: Public Policy and Administration

Purpose:

To enhance the public image of the Minister and manage media liaisons

Functions:

1. Manage the media

2. Produce speeches, publicity and editorial materials

3. Work in conjunction with Communication Unit

Requirements:

An appropriate recognised NQF level 7 qualification in Communication or Journalism with postgraduate studies in media relations with 5 years relevant experience on MMS level

Contract appointment linked to term of Office of the Minister

13

Director: Cabinet Services (Spokesperson to the Minister)

Gr 12

BA Communication Science

BA Human and Social Studies

Purpose:

To provide an efficient and dynamic interface between the Ministry, Department, National Parliament and Provincial Legislatures

Functions:

1. Manage the parliamentary process

2. Liaise with MPs, Councillors & Parliamentary Standing Committees.

3. Support Parliamentary Study Group(s)

4. Liaise with Stakeholders

5. Manage the Directorate Parliamentary and Stakeholder Management

6. overall

Requirements:

A Recognised NQF level 7 in Public Service Management/ Political Science with 5 years’ relevant experience on MMS level

- Proven track record in strategic management

- Knowledge and experience of Parliamentary & legislative processes

- Political awareness and familiarity with broad lines of government policy

- Contract appointment linked to term of Office of the Minister

11

Administrative Secretary to the Minister

National Certificate N3: Business Studies

Purpose:

To promote and enhance communication between all structures in Parliament and the DoT

Functions:

1. Coordinate inputs for Parliamentary Questions

2. Manage the Legislative Process in Parliament

3. Support Parliamentary Study Group(s)

4. Liaise with Stakeholders

Requirements:

An appropriate recognised NQF 6/7 in Public Administration / or equivalent with at least 5 years’ experience

Contract appointment linked to term of Office of the Minister

12

Parliamentary Officer, Office of the Minister

Gr 12

Purpose:

To provide an efficient and dynamic interface between the Ministry, Department, National Parliament and Prdovincial Legislatures

Functions:

Manage the parliamentary process

1. Liaise with MPs, Councillors & Parliamentary Standing Committees

2. Support Parliamentary Study Group(s)

3. Liaise with Stakeholders

4. Manage the Directorate Parliamentary and Stakeholder Management overall

Requirements:

A Recognised NQF level 7 in Public Service Management with 5 years’ relevant experience on MMS level

Contract appointment linked to term of Office of the Minister

9

Administrative Secretary (Speech Writing)

Gr 12

Purpose:

To research and compile speeches for the Minister

Functions:

1. Research information on transport related issues

2. Prepare drafts of papers, speeches, or presentations for the Minister

Requirements:

An appropriate recognised NQF level 7 qualification as recognised by SAQA in Journalism, Social Science, Political studies, Communication or Languages/linguistics or Publishing. With at least 5 years relevant experience on MMS level

Contract appointment linked to term of Office of the Minister

6

Receptionist/Secretary (Cape Town)

 

Gr 12

National Diploma: HRM

National Certificate: Commerce

Post Graduate Diploma: Labour Law

 

 

Purpose:

To render a reception and general administrative support service to the Ministry in Pretoria

Functions:

1. Render a reception and registry service

2. Render general administrative support

3. Act as relieve to Assistant Private Secretary

4. Act as Manager’s Secretary when s/he is in Cape Town

Requirements:

An appropriate recognized NQF level 5/6 qualification in Public Administration/Office Management

Contract appointment linked to term of Office of the Minister

 

06 August 2019 - NW394

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

(1) Whether the Government signed bilateral agreements with the (a) United Arab Emirates and/ or (b) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; if not, by what date will each agreement be signed; if so, on what date was each agreement signed; (2) whether each agreement has been ratified yet; if not, in each case, why not; if so, on what date was each agreement ratified? NW 1366E

Reply:

1. South Africa has signed twelve (12) bilateral agreements with the United Arab Emirates and eight (8) with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The areas of cooperation include economic, justice, tourism, defence, agriculture and energy collaboration.

According to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation’s records, the already signed agreements with the two countries and the dates of signature, is herewith detailed below:

a) United Arab Emirates

Date signed/ adopted

Title of agreement

Entry into Force

17 May 1994

Protocol on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations

Entry into force:
19940517

18 November 1999

Defence Cooperation Agreement

Entry into force:
Not in force

3 February
2001

Agreement for Air Services between and beyond the Respective Territories

Entry into force:
20010827

24 September
2005

Bilateral Agreement on Economic, Trade and Technical Co-operation

Entry into force:
Not in force

25 April
2006

Memorandum of Understanding on Police Cooperation

Entry into force:
20060425

14 November
2011

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on the Establishment of a Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation

Entry into force:
20120529

14 November 2011

Defence Cooperation Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the United Arab Emirates

Entry into force:
20121009

14 November 2011

Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on Political Consultations

Entry into force:
20111114

23 November
2015

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the United Arab Emirates for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income. Plus Protocol

Entry into force:
20161123

25 September
2018

Extradition Treaty between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the United Arab Emirates

Entry into force: Ratification process underway.

25 September
2018

Treaty between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters

Entry into force: Ratification process underway.

25 September
2018

Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on Cooperation in the Field of Social Development

Entry into force:
Not in force

b) Saudi Arabia

29 October 1994

Protocol on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations

Entry into force:
19941029

20 May 1999

Agreement on Economic, Trade, Investment and Technical Cooperation. Plus Protocol

20020522 (r)
Entry into force:
20020522

28 May
2000

Air Service Agreement

Entry into force:
Not in force

3 December
2006

Memorandum of Understanding on Co-operation in the Field of Higher Education

Entry into force:
Not in force

13 March
2007

Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Tax Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital

Entry into force:
20080501

25 February 2009

Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation

Entry into force:
Not in force

16 February 2014

Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Co-operation in the Field of Tourism

Entry into force:
20150415

27 March 2016

Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Government of the Republic of South Africa on Bilateral Political Consultations

Entry into force:
20160327

2. The majority of the agreements are of a technical nature and as such, according to the Article 231 (3) of the Constitution, “binds the Republic without approval by the National Assembly (NA) and the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), but must be tabled in the NA and NCOP within a reasonable time.” In this regard, agreements only enter into force following their tabling in the NA and NCOP.

The responsibility for ensuring the ratification (if required) and tabling of the agreement rests with the relevant line function department and its Minister. Therefore, it would be incumbent of the relevant Minister to answer the question as to the ratification or tabling of such agreement.

The third column of the table above shows when the agreements were ratified.

06 August 2019 - NW174

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Mileham, Mr K to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether the National Treasury approved and/or supported any investments made by the Government in energy resources such as coal, oil, gas or other mineral resources and/or beneficiation process for energy resources or the direct supply of energy outside the borders of the Republic (a) in the (i) 2017-18 and (ii) 2018-19 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2019; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

National Treasury did not support any investments in energy resources outside the borders of the Republic.

06 August 2019 - NW307

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What are the reasons for the decrease in the budget of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project from R6,3 billion in 2018-19 to R550,5 million in 2019-20, (b) which loans have become due for repayment in the past three years, (c) which loans will be due for payment in the next three years and (d) what was the division between toll and non-toll budget allocations in the past three years in total for the (i) capital and (ii) maintenance expenditure?

Reply:

a) The decrease from R6.3billion to R550.5 million, represents the decrease in the allocation from the fiscus to the project. In 2018/19 a special allocation of R5.75 billion was made due to the funding shortfall created by the non-payment of etoll. This amount was originally earmarked for non-toll roads, but was later un-earmarked and allocated to toll, to prevent a default on SANRALs bonds. The R550.5m is a normal fiscal allocation to SANRAL since the new dispensation in 2015.

b) The bonds which matured in the last three financial years (2017, 2018 and 2019) are as follows:

BOND

DATE MATURED

NOMINAL VALUE

NRA 018

30 Nov 2018

R2 386 500 309

PN001

6 February 2019

R510 000 000

PN002

21 February 2019

R550 000 000

PN003

28 March 2019

R164 000 000

c) the bonds which will be maturing in the next three financial years (2020, 2021 and 2022) are as follows:

BOND

DATE MATURING

NOMINAL VALUE

HWF08

15 July 2019

R1 000 000 000

HWF09

19 September 2019

R700 000 000

HWF10U

30 September 2019

R700 000 000

PN004

6 February 2020

R556 000 000

PN005

21 February 2020

R640 000 000

HWAY20

31 July 2020

R6 744 618 477

d) Toll and Non-toll budget for the past three years

See the link: http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW307TollNonToll.pdf

06 August 2019 - NW329

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Transport

What total number of road deaths (a) took place per 100 000 persons in (i) 2016, (ii) 2017 and (iii) 2018 and (b) were pedestrians?

Reply:

a) Total number of road deaths that took place per 100 000 person in

Number of roads deaths

  1. 2016

25.2

(ii) 2017

24.9

(iii) 2018

22.4

b) Total number of fatalities for pedestrians per year

Road user group pedestrians

  1. 2016

5 410

  1. 2017

5 337

  1. 2018

4 970

06 August 2019 - NW327

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) How long did the former Deputy Minister, Ms L S Chikinga take to return the ministerial vehicles used while employed at his department after accepting a position in a different Department of Public Service and Administration and (b) what costs did his department incur in this regard; (2) whether any disciplinary action was taken against the specified person for allegedly flouting the provisions of the Ministerial Handbook; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether an investigation was launched into the (a) person’s practice of allegedly hiring rental vehicles from Avis for a relative which was paid for by his department and/or (b) relative’s excessive use of petrol expenses; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the (i) investigation and (ii) outcome of the investigation in each case? NW1294E

Reply:

(1) (a) The vehicle was returned on 29 May 2019.

(b) There were no additional costs incurred.

(2) (3) (a)(b)(i)(ii) Investigation was conducted in respect of the matter and disciplinary hearing is currently ongoing and in respect of employees.

05 August 2019 - NW433

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1). On what date did his Department ask the President, Mr C. Ramaphosa, to institute a Commission of Inquiry regarding the deaths from the stampede at the FNB stadium on 29 July 2017; and (2). Whether there will be a Commission of Inquiry; if not, why not, if so, a) by what date will it be instituted, b) what are the relevant details and c) has any budget been allocated for such a Commission?

Reply:

The President has taken note of the request and taken the following view regarding the request:

(i) That there is an unprecedented proliferation which has resulted in too many Commissions of Inquiry been established. Besides, the Ngoepe Commission of Inquiry that investigated and reported on the Ellis Park soccer tragedy in 2001 has already constituted rules that relate to incidences in sport at stadiums and elsewhere which should rather be utilized and built on instead of opting to build afresh;

(ii) That we must reflect on all tools in available toolboxes and exhaust all remedies, actions, etc. that stem from the findings and recommendations of the Ngoepe Commission of Inquiry;

(iii) That Commissions of Inquiry have limitations and as such should not be regarded as the first or last resort as there are other avenues to pursue preferably; and

(iv) That even though one can pursue the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry, it would be far quicker and practical, amongst others, to execute applicable and available processes to ensure proper law enforcement and criminal investigations for effective outcomes in the above regard.

At the said meeting of the said former Ministers, the following resolutions were subsequently taken:

That a meeting of Ministers of Justice and Correctional Service, Sport and Recreation and the Police and the National Director of Public Prosecutions (Acting) be convened to discuss the following, amongst others:

(a) The state of and progress made in relation to both the FNB Stadium tragedy and the Moses Mabhida incident relating to failure to comply with the Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act or any other law including common law by any law enforcement entity or functionary;

(b) The state of, progress and outcome of an Inquest relating to the death of two soccer fans during the FNB Stadium tragedy;

(c) All litigation finalized or pending initiated in any court by any of the functionary involved in the FNB Stadium tragedy and the outcome of the said litigation and its impact;

(d) Any intervention that is necessary and required to address:

(i) Failure or inability by any law enforcement entity or agent to comply with the SASREA or any other law, including common law;

(ii) Complicity or perception thereof in relation to the investigation by the SAPS; and

(iii) Possible and potential gaps in the SASREA and possible amendments to the Act to address same; and

(iv) Alternative means to addressing challenges and gaps in organizing and planning major soccer derbies and other major sporting events to avoid recurrence, including communication and awareness raising prior and before such major events.

It will hence not be necessary to –

  • establish a Commission of Inquiry any more since we have, on the advice of the Department of Justice, decided to execute alternative applicable and available processes as motivated above so as to ensure proper law enforcement and criminal investigations for effective outcomes in the above regard; and
  • cater for any budget for such a Commission of Inquiry any more.

We will liaise with the Department of Justice afresh since they have undertaken to lead the way by coordinating and chairing the meetings referred to above.