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27 March 2017 - NW458

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether her department procured any services from and/or made any payments to:- a) Mr Mzwanele Manyi; b) the Progressive Professionals Forum; c) the Decolonisation Fund; and/ or d) the Black Business Council if not, in each case, why not; if so, what:- (i) services were procured; (ii) was the total cost; (iii) is the detailed breakdown of such costs (iv) was the total amount paid, (v) was the purpose of the payments and (vi) is the detailed breakdown of such payments in each case?

Reply:

1. No services were procured from the above-mentioned service providers.

15 March 2017 - NW397

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

What are the names of (a) each National Economic Development and Labour Council member in each of the four chambers and (b) the organisations that each of the specified members represent?

Reply:

 

DEVELOPMENT CHAMBER DELEGATES

NO.

NAME & SURNAME

CONSTITUENCY

ORGANISATION

1

FaniXaba

Business

BUSA

2

Mpumalanga Myataza

Business

BUSA

3

ZinziMgolodela

Business

BUSA

4

Kevin Cowley

Business

BUSA

5

Nomsa Kula

Business

BUSA

6

SharnaJohardien

Business

BUSA

7

ThamiSkenjana

Business

BBC

8

Zama Ndaba

Business

BBC

9

TafadzwaMupeti

Business

BBC

10

Philip Maseko

Business

BBC

11

PhilaFakude

Business

BUSA

12

Herman Tsebe

Community

DPSA

13

Lucas Qakaza

Community

SANCO

14

Lawrence Bale

Community

SANACO

15

Laura Kganyago

Community

WNC

16

MaloseRamashala

Community

FSCC

17

ThulaneMabuza

Community

SANACO

18

Tumelo Zwane

Community

SAYC

19

ThethiswaMakaya

Community

DPSA

20

Adam Mthombeni

Government

DPW

21

Catherine Mavi

Government

DPW

22

NgubeThokwana

Government

DHS

23

NolwaziMgibe

Government

DPW

24

CJ Abrahams

Government

DPW

25

Devan Pillay

Government

DPW

26

Nyanisile Jack

Government

COGTA

27

Shirley Lloyd

Government

DHET

28

Matthew Parks

Labour

COSATU

29

Godfrey Selematsela

Labour

FEDUSA

30

Tom Bacote

Labour

NACTU

31

Busisiwe Mnisi

Labour

NACTU

32

MaloseKutumela

Labour

NACTU

33

LuthandoBrukwe

Labour

COSATU

34

LebogangMulaisi

Labour

COSATU

35

Mpho Kekana

Labour

NACTU

36

Brenda Modise

Labour

FEDUSA

LABOUR MARKET CHAMBER DELEGATES

NO.

NAME & SURNAME

CONSTITUENCY

ORGANISATION

1

KaizerMoyane

Business

BUSA

2

Elize van der Westhuizen

Business

BUSA

3

Jonathan Goldberg

Business

BUSA

4

Lucio Trentini

Business

BUSA

5

MotsamaiMotlhamme

Business

BUSA

6

Tommy Oliphant

Business

BBC

7

Elias Monage

Business

BBC

8

SharnaJohardien

Business

BUSA

9

NavishaMitoo (Alternate)

Business

BBCBE

10

Dr Thuthula Balfour-Kaipa

Business

CHAMBER OF MINES

11

Aruna Ranchod

Business

BUSA

12

Jesse Doorasamy

Business

Group Five

13

Thembinkosi Mkalipi

Government

DoL

14

David Khumalo

Government

DoL

15

Ian Macun

Government

DoL

16

Ntsoaki Mamashela

Government

DoL

17

Setsomi Molapo

Government

DoL

18

Stephen Rathai

Government

DoL

19

Mbongeni Magula

Government

DoL

20

Masilo Lefika

Government

DoL

21

MduduziMbongwe

Labour

COSATU

22

BhabhaliKaMaphikela - Nhlapo

Labour

COSATU

23

Patrick Phelane

Labour

COSATU

24

Johan van Niekerk

Labour

FEDUSA

25

MajakhunameMphahlele

Labour

COSATU

26

MartleKeyter

Labour

FEDUSA

27

TumedisoModise

Labour

NACTU

28

Matthew Parks

Labour

COSATU

29

ZanoxoloMpendu

Labour

NACTU

30

JanekWilimiec

Labour

UASA

31

Louisa Nett

Labour

COSATU

32

Mpho Kekana

Labour

NACTU

PUBLIC FINANCE AND MONETARY POLICY CHAMBER DELEGATES

NO.

NAME & SURNAME

CONSTITUENCY

ORGANISATION

1

Paul Bondi

Business

BUSA

2

Jeff Gable

Business

BUSA

3

Christo Van Der Reede

Business

BUSA

4

Olivier Serrao

Business

BUSA

5

Tyson Sibanda

Business

BUSA

6

StravrosNicolaou

Business

BUSA

7

SelloRasethaba

Business

BBC

8

George Sebulela

Business

BBC

9

Jesse Doorasamy

Business

BBC

10

SelvanNaicker

Business

BBC

11

Hamlet Hlomendini

Business

BUSA

12

Raymond Masoga

Government

National Treasury

13

OlanoMakhubela

Government

National Treasury

14

Basil Maseko

Government

National Treasury

15

Ismail Momoniat

Government

National Treasury

16

Sidney Kgara

Labour

NEHAWU

17

GodukileMacatha

Labour

NUM

18

Matthew Parks

Labour

COSATU

19

Jan Mahlangu

Labour

COSATU

20

Louise Nett

Labour

COSATU

21

SekgotaPhochana

Labour

NACTU

TRADE AND INDUSTRY CHAMBER DELEGATES

NO.

NAME & SURNAME

CONSTITUENCY

ORGANISATION

1

Johan Pienaar

Business

AGRISA

2

Nico Vermeulen

Business

BUSA

3

DanieJordaan

Business

BUSA

4

Michael Lawrence

Business

NCRF

5

John Purchase

Business

AGBIZ

6

HenkLangenhoven

Business

COM

7

DanisaBaloyi

Business

NBBC

8

Olivier Serrao

Business

BUSA

9

Tyson Sibanda

Business

BUSA

10

Kurt Moore

Business

SALBA

11

Gregory Mofokeng

 

BBC

12

Angela Dick

Business

TRANSMAN

13

Deidre Penfold

Business

CAIA

14

Zama Ndaba

Business

BUSA

15

MluGanto

Business

BUSA

16

Faried Adams

Government

DTI

17

Tendani Ramulongo

Government

DTI

18

Jan Magoro

Government

DTI

19

Niki Kruger

Government

DTI

20

TshifhiwaMahosi

Government

DTI

21

MzikayiseMgijima

Government

DTI

22

Tony Ehrenreich

Labour

COSATU

23

Ashley Benjamin

Labour

FEDUSA

24

Abraham Daniels

Labour

COSATU

25

Etienne Vlok

Labour

SACTWU

26

Tony Franks

Labour

NACTU

27

MpheaneLepaku

Labour

COSATU

28

MolefeRadinne  

Labour

COSATU

29

NokanyoYolwa

Labour

COSATU

END

15 March 2017 - NW362

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Terblanche, Ms JF to ask the Minister of Labour

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) her and (ii) her deputy (aa) in the (aaa) 2014-15 and (bbb) 2015-16 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2016?

Reply:

(a) Toyota, Audi & Jeep

(b) Fortuner 3.0 D. A 6 & Grand Cherokee 3.0 D

(c) Toyota Fortuner = R469 450.88, Audi A 6 = R513 508.08 and Jeep R899 241.00

(d) Toyota Fortuner 21 July 2014, Audi A 6 23 July 2014 and Jeep 21

February 2017

(i) Replacement of the Minister’s old vehicle

(ii) New vehicles for newly appointed Deputy Minister

(aa) (aaa) 2014 / 2015 Financial Year

(bbb) 2015 / 2016 Financial Year, there was not procurement done

(bb) Since 1 April 2016, Jeep Grand Cherokee for the replacement of the Minister’s old vehicle

15 March 2017 - NW399

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

Did her (a) department or (b) Ministry pay for any (i) travel or (ii) subsistence costs for any international trips undertaken by any Member of Parliament in the 2016 calendar year; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, what are the (aa) names, (bb) amount spent, (cc) purpose of the trip and (dd) any further relevant details?

Reply:

The Department / Minister of Labour did not pay for any Member of Parliament.

15 March 2017 - NW398

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) Whether the SA Police Service submitted a full report on the forensic audit into alleged financial mismanagement at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) by the former Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer and others to (a) her and (b) NEDLAC by 23 February 2017; if not, in each case, (i) why not and (ii) by what date is the specified police report expected; if so, (2) Will she provide a copy of the police report to Mr. I M Ollis; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

 

  1. In terms of the NEDLAC forensic investigation case no CAS132/1/015, NPA has informed NEDLAC that the matter is receiving attention and that the provisional report that was to be finalised on the 24th February 2017, has not been completed. The NPA has promised that NEDLAC will be advised in due course when the report is ready.

10 January 2017 - NW2696

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Labour

What is the total cost of producing one artisan for each skilled trade?

Reply:

I am not in a position to provide you with the cost associated with training of artisans in the country as I am no longer responsible for skills development. The function was transferred to the Department of Higher Education as from 01st April 2010.

05 January 2017 - NW2690

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)Whether the acting Registrar of Labour Relations: Trade Unions took any remedial action by approaching the court to enforce the Labour Court order handed down on 9 October 2015 against the leadership of the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers’ Union for allegedly failing to table full, legally audited financial statements and minutes showing the adoption of such financial statements; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

Reply:

(1) No; because CEPPAWAWU complied with the Court Order handed on 09 October 2015. Therefore there was no compelling reason for the Registrar of Labour Relations to do so.

(2) whether she has taken any steps against the specified acting registrar for failing to take any remedial action in this regard; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3181E

MINISTER'S RESPONSE

(2) No; because there was no compelling reason for Registrar of Labour Relations to take any remedial action by approaching the court to enforce the Labour Court order handed down on 9 October 2015 against the leadership of the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers’ Union for allegedly failing to table full, legally audited financial statements and minutes showing the adoption of such financial statements. Therefore there is no legal reason for me to take any steps against the Registrar of Labour Relations.

05 January 2017 - NW2689

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) Whether the acting Registrar of Labour Relations: Trade Unions accepted the financial statements of the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (CEPPWAWU) for each of the (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2013-14 financial years; if not, (i) for which of the specified financial years were the specified financial statements not accepted and (ii) why not, in each case;

Reply:

(1) The following financial statements of CEPPWAWU were submitted and accepted by the Registrar of Labour Relations:

(a) 2010 - 2011

(b) 2011 - 2012

(c) 2012 - 2013

(d) 2013 - 2014 (under construction, therefore not yet submitted)

(i) not applicable

(ii) not applicable

(2) whether the specified acting registrar accepted the minutes of the meeting of the National Executive Committee of the CEPPWAWU held on 14 January 2016 where the financial statements were allegedly tabled; if so, (a) why did the acting registrar accept the minutes of the specified meeting despite the Labour Court judgment handed down on 15 April 2016 that the financial statements were not compliant with the CEPPWAWU’s rules and labour legislation and (b) what are the further relevant details;

MINISTER'S RESPONSE

(2) The Registrar of Labour Relations accepted the CEPPAWAWU NEC minutes of the meeting held on 14 January 2016.

(a) There was no reason compelling the Registrar of Labour not to accept or reject the minutes referred to. The minutes referred to were brought to the Registrar's attention during the course of February 2016. Therefore the Labour Court judgement of 15 April 2016 had no bearing on decision of the Registrar of Labour Relations whether to accept or reject the minutes of 14 January 2016.

(3) whether each of the financial statements were fully audited in terms of sections 25(5) and 98(2) of the Labour Relations Act, Act 66 of 1995, as amended; if not, in each case, why not; if so, did CEPPWAWU comply with its own constitution in this regard;

MINISTER'S RESPONSE

(3) In as far as it relates to the question and information submitted by CEPPAWAWU to the Registrar of Labour Relations, the financial statements submitted were fully audited in terms of section 25(5) and 98(2) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 and CEPPAWAWU complied with its own constitution.

(4) whether she has taken any steps against any member of the leadership of CEPPWAWU for allegedly failing to comply with Labour Court orders dated (a) 9 October 2015 and (b) 15 April 2016 in terms of failing to table full, legally audited financial statements and minutes showing the adoption of such financial statements; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3180E

MINISTER'S RESPONSE

Assuming that "she" refers to me, it important to note that in terms of the provisions of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995, the Minister does not have any legal powers to reprimand any registered Trade Union or Employer Organization other than engage the Trade Union or Employer Organization as a stakeholder.

However if the "she" refers to the Registrar of Labour Relations, it is important to note that the Registrar of Labour Relations is a "he".

(a) CEPPAWAWU complied with the Court Order handed on 09 October 2015. Therefore there was no compelling reason for me to engage the leadership of CEPPAWAWU or the Registrar of Labour Relations to take any steps against the leadership of CEPPAWAWU.

(b) In terms of the information submitted to the Registrar of Labour Relations during the course of February 2016, CEPPAWAWU tabled full, legal audited financial statements and minutes showing the adoption of such financial statements. During the course of February 2016 there was no compelling reason for me to engage the leadership of CEPPAWAWU or the Registrar of Labour Relations to take any steps against the leadership of CEPPAWAWU. However I am not suggesting that now there is such a compelling reason to engage or take steps against the leadership of CEPPAWAWU; because such a decision legally falls within the discretion of the Registrar of Labour Relations.

I am advised though that the Registrar of Labour Relations is awaiting the release of the transcript of the alleged judgement of 15 April 2016. Thereafter he will study the content of the judgement and take a decision on how to deal with the matter; because the alleged judgement deals with a number of issues which may or not directly/indirectly assist him in executing his duties in as far as it relates to the question raised.

24 November 2016 - NW2524

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

Why was a certain person (name furnished) appointed as the Chairperson of the Governing Body of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) for a period of five years as opposed to a three year period as prescribed by section 116 of the Labour Relations Act, Act 66 of 1995, as amended; (2) Did the National Economic Development and Labour Council nominate the specified person for the specified position; if not, why was the specified person appointed without compliance with the specified Act; if so; (3) Will she furnish Mr IM Ollis with a copy of the mandate?

Reply:

1. The appointment of the Chairperson of the Governing Body of the CCMA for a period of five years was done in error, and the matter was reported by the Department to the Portfolio Committee. The Department is aware that section 116 of the Labour Relations Act specifies a three year appointment period and steps have been taken to rectify the situation so as to bring the period of appointment in line with the Act.

2. The National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) did nominate two candidates for the position of Chairperson of the CCMA Governing Body and requested the Minister to consider the nominees. This was done in writing by the Executive Director of NEDLAC in August 2013.

3. The mandate for the appointment of the Chairperson of the CCMA Governing Body is contained in section 116 of the Labour Relations Act. Further information relating to the functioning of the CCMA Governing Body is contained in Schedule 3 to the Labour Relations Act.

END

18 November 2016 - NW2390

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Maynier, Mr D to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)What is the name of her department’s newly appointed attaché in Geneva, Switzerland; (2) whether her department incurred any costs with regard to the (a) resettlement and/or (b) procurement of office furniture for the specified person; if not, in each case, (i) why not and (ii) what is the position in this regard; if so, what was the (aa) total expenditure and (bb) detailed breakdown of such expenditure in each case?

Reply:

1) A. Mr Kgomotso Letoaba.

2a.(ii) Yes. This was effected in accordance with the Foreign Service dispensation as determined by the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA).

2(aa). CHF 5 229..42 (once off)

2(bb). As above

2b. There was no need to procure new office furniture for the new Attaché. The furniture currently being used by the new attaché is the same used by the previous Attaché. There are therefore no costs associated with the matter.

31 October 2016 - NW2167

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Labour

With reference to her reply to question 1434 on 11 July 2016, what were the findings with regard to the structural damage?

Reply:

With reference to her reply to question 1434 on 11 July 2016, what were the findings with regard to the structural damage? NW2487E

Investigation that was conducted on 21/10/2016 in Kempton Park at Edleen Primary School situated on corner of Klipspringer and Parklands drive in Ester Park. The inspector conducted an inspection at the above mentioned primary school at which there was a complaint of structural damage to the building. The main block, housing the boys toilets, have been locked due to a crack on the wall. Housekeeping of the store rooms in the classes is not being maintained and majority of classes have roof leaks. The inspectors were accompanied by the deputy principal Mr Ryno Rheeder and an employee, Mr Kennedy Ramoshaba, during the Inspection. Due to roof leaks, ceilings in various areas are no longer in a good condition. Toilet facilities were recently renovated and are in good condition, however, four of the toilets demarcated for the school boys are not in use due to cracks in the wall. There are five classes containing possible asbestos related material being used that are not in a good condition, the alleged asbestos walls are however painted, thus limiting the possible risk. The school needs to prioritise the assessment of those five classes containing alleged asbestos material. The School has been requested to furnish the inspector with an action plan that will be communicated to all the relevant stakeholders. A Contravention Notice has been issued relating to matters of non compliance. A follow up will be conducted in 30 November 2016 due to the fact that schools will be closed for December holidays.

31 October 2016 - NW2166

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether the specified inspection at the Sebenza Police Station was conducted since her reply to question 1436 on 24 May 2016; if not, why not; if so, what were the findings of the specified investigation?

Reply:

A Department of Labour Inspector visited Sebenza Police Station at 64 Mopedi Road, Sebenza, to conduct an inspection and the following was observed: the toilet facilities were in good order, General condition of offices were acceptable, electrical installation did not have exposed wires. It was however found that: there is no first aid box/kit and no competent person to administer first aid; the fire fighting equipment are not serviced; copy of the act (Occupational Health and Safety Act) was not accessible to staff and the user of the premises failed to provide certificate of compliance for electrical installation. A contravention notice was issued to the employer.

31 October 2016 - NW2301

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Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether any (a) internal and/or (b) external forensic reports pertaining to (i) her department and/or (ii) each entity reporting to her were completed from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what is the (aa) name, (bb) subject matter and (cc) date of conclusion of each of the specified forensic reports?

Reply:

(a)  Yes,

(b) Yes

(i)&(II) Seen attached table for details,

(aa) See accompanying table

(bb) see accompanying table

(cc) see accompanying table

31 October 2016 - NW1809

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

Are there any (a) building restrictions or (b) legal constraints preventing the contractors from continuing the work on the M1/Grayston Drive pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge in Johannesburg, Gauteng; if not, (i) why has work on the bridge halted, (ii) why has the inquiry into the collapse of the specified bridge been delayed until March 2017, (iii) who gave the instructions for the specified inquiry to be delayed for so long and (iv) why could the expert not appear before inquiry in the next few weeks to answer the new set of questions and allow the enquiry to continue?

Reply:

(a) Yes 

(b) Yes  

(i) Safest method to build bridge not agreed to by all parties.

(ii) Waiting for outstanding information from the investigating team of the parties involved.  The second cause of delay is the non availability of the counsel team of the parties involved.

(iii) The Presiding Inspector

(iv) An agreement was reached between all parties relating to the new date for the appearance of the witness.

NW2117E

28 October 2016 - NW2062

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Labour

Human Resource Management (1) Whether each Head of Department (HOD) of her department signed a performance agreement since their appointment; if no!, (a) what is the total number of HODs who have not signed performance agreements, (b) what is the reason in each case, (c) what action has she taken to rectify the situation and (d) what consequences will the specified HOD face for failing to sign the performance agreements; if so, (i) when was the last performance assessment of each HOD conducted and (ii) what were the results in each case; (2) whether any of the HODs who failed to sign a performance agreement received a performance bonus since their appointment; if not, what Is the position in this regard; if so, (a).at what rate and (b) what criteria were used to determine the specified rate; (3) whether any of the HODs who signed a performance agreement received a performance bonus since their appointment; if so, (a) at what rate and (b) what criteria were used lo determine the rate? NW2373E

Reply:

Response regarding Performance Management of the Head of Department of labour (HOD)

1. (a) None

(i) 2015116

(ii) Satisfactory

2. None;

3. None

28 October 2016 - NW2027

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Prof B Bozzoli (DA) to ask the Minister of labour.

What formal qualifications does each of her department's (a)(i) Chief Financial Officers and/or (ii) acting Chief Financial Officers and (b)(i) Directors-General and/or (ii) acting Directors-General possess?

Reply:

(a)(i) Chief Financial Officers

Department and Funds

Qualifications

  1. (aa) Department of Labour

Bachelor of Accounting Science

 

Honours in Accounting and Finance

   
  1. (aa) Unemployment Insurance Fund

Bachelor of Accounting Science

 

Honours in Business Administration

   
  1. (aa) Compensation

Bachelor of Accounting Science

 

Honours Bachelor of Commerce

 

Qualified as a Charted Accountant (SA)

(b) (i) Director General

Department and Funds

Qualifications

  1. (bb) Department of Labour

National Diploma in Chemical Engineering

 

Bachelor of Technology Degree in Chemical Engineering

 

Bachelor of Technology Degree in Environmental Health

 

Masters Degree in Business Leadership (MBL)

   

28 October 2016 - NW1745

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of labour

Whether she has conducted an investigation into allegations that staff members of the Port Elizabeth Labour Office are (a) claiming stress leave while working on their own businesses (b) being paid for sick leave for numerous years while processing unemployment insurance fund applications incorrectly and/or ( c) using any stale resources to conduct private business; if not, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, (i) what is the current status of each specified investigation (ii) what were the outcomes of each completed investigation and (iii) what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

(a) Yes

(b) Yes

(c) Yes

(i) Investigations in all respect on-going

(ii) Outcomes are pending

(iii) None

28 October 2016 - NW1707

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of labour

Whether Mr CDS Hunt's (ID number 641019m 515 6083) death claim lodged with the Compensation Commissioner (Claim Number G/84654/1/000305752/14) on 23 May 2014 has been finalised; if not, (a) why not, (bl what is the current status of the specified claim and (cl by when will the specified claim be finalised; if so, on what date was the (i) specified claim finalised, (ii) wife of the deceased informed of the finalisation of the specified claim and (iii) any compensation clue paid over to the wife of the deceased? NW1953E

Reply:

The claim has been finalized

(a) Not applicable,

(b) Finalized and

(c) Finalized on 20 October 2016;
(i) Claim finalized on 10 October 2016
(ii) Yes and
(iii) Yes

28 October 2016 - NW2165

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of labour

Whether the specified inspection at the Chloorkop Primary School was conducted since her reply to question 1435 on 24 May 2016; if not, why not; if so, what were the findings of the specified investigation? NW2485E

Reply:

1. Yes
(i) None compliance with certain provisions of the Asbestos Regulations

28 October 2016 - NW2147

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) (a) Why did her department's expenditure on advertising increase by R11 million from the 2014-15 to the 2015-16 financial year and {b) what is the detailed breakdown of the specified expenditure;

Reply:

(a) The increase in expenditure in the 2015/16 financial year was mainly as a result of an increase of advertising for awareness campaigns in respect of Labour Laws.

(b)

PURPOSE

PAYMENTS RO GCIS

Campaign: Employment Equity Awards

1,240,969.63

Campaign: Employment Equity Phase 2

662,754.96

Campaign: Child Labour

1,199,876.44

Campaign: Employment Equity Road Shows

907,578.84

Campaign: Domestic Worker Increases

495,083.45

Campaign: Domestic Wage Increases

327,121.77

Campaign: Domestic Wage Increases

230,033.30

Campaign: Farm Worker Wage Increases

152,047.04

Campaign: Farm Workers Wage Increases

2,194,133.55

Campaign: Domestic Wage Increase

3,093,239.20

Campaign: Employment Equity awards

137,756.87

Campaign: Labour Law Amendments

374,806.60

Total

11,015,401.65

(2) Why did her department's operating lease increase by R34, 6 million from the 2014-15 to the 2015-16 financial year?

Response

The reason for the increase is attributed to the outstanding lease payments lo the Department of Public Works; which were paid during the 2015/16 financial year after the Department of Public Works and my Department performed a reconciliation of the account

28 October 2016 - NW2097

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Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the Minister of Labour

What amount did (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her spend on advertising on the (I) Africa News Network 7 channel, (ii) SA Broadcasting Corporation (aa) television channels and (bb) radio stations, (iii) national commercial radio stations and (iv) community (aa) television and (bb) radio stations (aaa) in the 2015c16 financial year and (bbb) since 1 April 2016? NW2408E

11 July 2016 - NW1434

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) (a) On what date did her department last conduct an inspection of the Edleen Primary School in Kempton Park, Gauteng, through the inspection and enforcement services in line with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 0f 1993, as amended, (b) what were the findings of the specified inspection and (c) how often is her department compelled by law to inspect work environment in line with (i) the specified Act and (ii) any other legislation; (2) (a) when will her department conduct such an inspection at the specified school, given the structural damage to the school’s building and (b) when will such a report be made public?

Reply:

(a) The Department scheduled inspection 30 days after the schools re-opening.

(b) Lack of trained first aid teachers,

Lack of clean ablution facilities;

Lack of Certificates of compliance in electrical installation

(c) There are no specified timeframes but informed by risk assessments that are done by the department from time to time.

i) Occupational health and Safety Act

11 July 2016 - NW1462

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Labour

whether the (a) Chloorkop Primary School in Kempton Park in Gauteng and (b) the Gauteng Department of Education have adhered fully to her department’s asbestos Regulations, 2001, Government notice 155 of 10 February 2002; if not, in each case, which aspects of the specified regulations have not been adhered to; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether the specified (a) school and (b) provincial department undertook (i) initial assessments and (ii) follow up assessments in line with Regulation 7 of the specified regulations, which pertains to the assessment of potential exposure, since the commencement of the specified regulations; if not, in each case, (aa) why not and (bb) what action did her department take to ensure compliance; if so in each case, (aaa) on which date(s) were each of the assessment reports completed and (bbb) what were the findings; (3) whether her department has ever visited the specified (a) school and /or (b) provincial department since the commencement of the specified regulations to ensure full compliance; if not, why not in each case; if so, on what dates in each case?

Reply:

1. During the inspection, the focus was on the complaints relating to structures, facilities and electrical installation. There were no records that were found at school indicating the presence of asbestos and the Deputy Principal also indicated that she was not aware of any presence of asbestos at the school

2. An inspection was conducted at Chloorkop Primary School in Kempton Park on the 25th of May 2016 by two Occupational Health and safety inspectors. Certificate of compliance could not be provided to the inspectors because the health and safety file of the school was in the possession Principal who was not present at the time of inspection.

3. Contravention and Improvement notices were issued to all areas of noncompliance that were identified and a follow up inspection was scheduled on the 25th July 2016 by a Senior Specialist in occupational health and hygiene.

11 July 2016 - NW1551

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) What amount did (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her spend on advertising in the 2015-16 financial year and (b) how much has (i) department and (ii) each entity reporting to her budgeted for advertising in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

ENTITIES REPORTING TO THE MINISTER OF LABOUR.

(a) (ii) ADVERTISING SPEND

2015/16.

(b) (ii)

ADVERTISING

BUDGET

2016/17.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUND.

R18, 638, 433.26.

R30, 542, 000.00.

PRODUCTIVITY SA.

R1, 537, 271.00.

R895, 000.00.

NEDLAC.

R55, 000.00.

R74, 000.00.

COMPENSATION FUND.

R55, 242, 874.00.

R60, 000, 000.00.

CCMA.

R2, 145, 285.09.

R715, 000.00.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR.

R 10 262 407.03

R 4 107 000.00

06 July 2016 - NW1147

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the minister of Labour

(1) How many unemployed persons her department trained to instal solar energy systems in the 2015-16 financial year; (2) whether the specified training of the specified unemployed persons has been completed; if not, why not, if so, give details; (3) whether the specified persons are now being utilised for the installation of solar energy systems; if not, (a) why not and (b) for what purpose they are now being utilised; (4) what was the total amount of the costs applicable to this training project; (5) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(1)There were 300 unemployed persons trained on installation of solar energy systems during the mentioned financial year.

(2) the specified training of the specified unemployed persons has been completed with 294 trainees having received their certificates.

(3) the purpose of the training programme for the unemployed is to enhance their chances of integration into the labour market, however, efforts are being made to link the trained unemployed to available opportunities.

(4) the total training costs were R18,675 Million, the training has been co-funded by the Unemployed Insurance Fund (UIF) and Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority(EWSETA)

(5) statements were made during Budget Vote Debates both in the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces.

05 July 2016 - NW1516

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Basson, Mr LJ to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)Whether her department was approached by any political party for any form of funding (a) in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2)whether her department provided any form of funding to any political party (a) in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-15 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(1)The Department of Labour was not approached by any political party for any form of funding (a) in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016;

(2)(a) The Department of Labour did not provide any form of funding to any political party in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-15 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016.

(2)(b)The Department of Labour is funded by way of appropriation and therefore cannot fund any political party. NW1`687E

24 May 2016 - NW373

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Groenewald, Mr HB to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) With reference to President Jacob G Zuma’s undertaking in his State of the Nation Address delivered on 12 February 2015, that the Government will set aside 30% of appropriate categories of state procurement for purchasing from Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs), co-operatives, as well as township and rural enterprises, what percentage of the total procurement of (a) her department and (b) every entity reporting to her went to (i) SMMEs and (ii) co-operatives from 1 April 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available?

Reply:

1. The Department of Labour’s spent on SMMEs for 2015/16 accounted for 59.2% of the total procurement spent.

2. When taking all its entities into account, 29.6% accounted for SMMEs procurement.

3. Cooperatives accounted for negligible share and the Labour Activation Programme is focusing on Enterprise Development Programme with a special focus on Cooperatives.

24 May 2016 - NW1435

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) (a) on what date did her department conducted an inspection of the Chloorkop Primary School in Kempton Park, Gauteng, through the inspection and enforcement services in line with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993, as amended, (b) what were the findings of the specified inspections and (c) how often is her department compelled by law to inspect work environments in line with (i) the specified Act and (ii) any other legislation; (2) (a) when will her department conduct such an inspection at the specified school, given the structural damage to the school’s buildings (details furnished) and (b) when will such a report be made public?

Reply:

1 (a) No inspection conducted at Chloorkop Primary School in Kempton Park, Gauteng.

   (b) Due to the fact that there was no inspection conducted, there are no findings.

   (c) There is no stipulation in the Occupational Heath and Safety Act regarding the frequency of inspections for any workplace and there is no other legislation.

(2) (a) Inspection will be conducted at end of May 2016.

(b) inspection reports are not made public in terms of Section 36 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act as amended.

24 May 2016 - NW1399

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Stander, Ms T to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether (a) her department and (b) all entities reporting to her are running developmental programmes for (i) small businesses and Yes (ii) co-operatives; Yes if not, why not, if so, in each case (aa) what are the relevant details, (bb) what amount has been budgeted and (cc) how many jobs will be created through the specified development programmes in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

(a)(i)(ii) Yes, Productivity South Africa does run developmental programmes for Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs), and Cooperatives.

(aa) The entity has developed action learning solutions to assist SMMEs and Cooperatives aimed at equipping them with the right skills, knowledge and attitudes to implement systems and procedures to improve productivity, profitability, growth and employment creation within these sectors.

The details of the program are as follows:

  1. PHASE 1: Business Start-up Workshop (BSUW)

The objective of this phase is to cultivate productive behaviour and distribute productivity competencies among emerging entrepreneurs, including SMMEs and co-operatives. They are enabled to achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of productivity and its measurement.
  • Define entrepreneurship and the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of business compliance.
  • Identify sources of start-up capital.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the business plan guide/ template as a tool during implementation of action plans to establish a business.

    2. PHASE 2: Business Performance Improvement Workshop (BPIW)

The objective of this phase is to apply an action learning solution to assist SMMEs and co-operatives to implement systems and procedures that will result in:

  • Wastage elimination
  • Increased sales
  • Reduced operational costs through speed and quality improvement
  • Maximised profits
  • An early warning system (EWS) to proactively detect distress.
  1. PHASE 3: After-care and Coaching

The third phase of the programme assist delegates with practical assignments relevant to their own businesses in the form of coaching aftercare services. The practical implementation of the programme content facilitates the achievement of the following objectives:

  • The assumption of entrepreneurial behaviour
  • The ability to calculate basic productivity measurements
  • The ability to establish and maintain critical business practices, such as cash-flow management, budgeting and inventory control
  • Practical measurement of current productivity levels and setting of achievable improvement targets
  • The ability to undertake practical productivity improvement projects based on set targets
  • The ability to realise tangible financial savings from productivity improvement projects and improving profitability and growth.

The coaching component is applied throughout the programme as practical improvement projects are presented. Productivity advisors align activities according to the requirements of the group/cluster. The programme is concluded with a comprehensive stakeholder close-out report and entrepreneurs who complete their portfolio of evidence receive certification.

(bb) An amount of R6 277 116.00 has been budgeted for the 2016/17 financial year for this program.

(cc) A total 1 200 SMMEs and 4 300 Cooperatives will be assisted.

 

24 May 2016 - NW1426

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) (a) On what date did her department last conducted an inspection of the Sebenza Police Station, Gauteng, through the inspection and enforcement services in line with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993, as amended (b) what were the findings of the specified inspection and (c) how often is her department compelled by law to inspect work environments in line with (i) the specified Act and (ii) any other legislation; (2) (a) when will her department conduct such an inspection at the specified police station and (b) when will such a report be made public

Reply:

1. (a) There has been no inspection at Sebenza police Station.

    (b) Based on point 9a) above, there were no findings.

   (c) There is no stipulation in the Occupational Health and Safety Act regarding frequency of inspections for any workplace and there is no other legislation.

(2) (a) Inspection will be conducted on 24 May 2016.

(b) Inspection reports are not made public in terms of Section 36 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act as amended.

19 May 2016 - NW939

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Brauteseth, Mr TJ to ask the Minister of Labour

Has (a) she and/or (b) her Deputy Minister ever (i) met with any (aa) member, (bb) employee and/or (cc) close associate of the Gupta family and/or (ii) attended any meeting with the specified persons (aa) at the Gupts’s Saxonwold Estate in Johannesburg or (bb) anywhere else since taking office; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each specified case, (aaa) what are the names of the persons who were present at each meeting, (bbb)(aaaa) when and (bbbb) where did each such meeting take place and (ccc) what was the purpose of each specified meeting?

Reply:

(aNo

(b) Not informed of

(i)(aa) No

(bb) No

(cc) No

(ii) (aa) No

(bb) No

(aaa) Irrelevant

(bbb)(aaaa) Irrelevant

(bbbb) Irrelevant

(ccc) Irrelevant

19 May 2016 - NW1235

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McLoughlin, Mr AR to ask the Minister of Labour

With reference to the presentation of the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation to the Standing Committee on Appropriations on 19 April 2016, which revealed that the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has a surplus in excess of R100 billion, a) What is the exact figure of the UIF’s surplus as at the latest audit date; b) Who is currently in control of the specified funds and c) Who is the legal owner of the specified funds; NW1383E 2. Whether any UIF surplus funds are available as cash; if not, what is the position in this regard and a) In what form is it held; if so, where are the surplus funds held?

Reply:

1. The Unemployment Insurance Fund’s as its name denotes, is an Insurance fund paid for by monies deducted from salaries of workers and from the employers’ payroll. The fund is there to take care of workers in the event that they lose their jobs. The accumulated surplus, after setting aside the actuarial reserves of about R90billion as at 31 March 2015, has technically about R19billion that could be termed surplus in the literal sense of the word.

2. The Unemployment Insurance Fund is set up and governed by the Act of Parliament in the name of the Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act, No 32 of 2003.

3. The Unemployment Insurance Fund is an insurance policy that caters for workers and their beneficiaries in the event of them losing their jobs or death. For all intends and purposes the Unemployment Insurance Fund is there to fulfil a need therefore the question of who owns it can be gleaned from the Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act, No 32 of 2003.

4. Some of the Unemployment Insurance Fund’s surplus is available as cash in order to meet its legislative obligations and these are spelt out in the Act.

5. The money of the Fund, other than money required to meet the current expenditure of the Fund, may be deposited on behalf of the Fund by the Director-General with the Public Investment Commissioners to be invested in terms of the Public Investment Commissioners Act, 1984 (Act No. 45 of 1984) The PIC invests, manages and administers the Unemployment Insurance Fund’s investments according to the set terms and conditions of the Unemployment Insurance Fund’s investment mandate.

17 May 2016 - NW845

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) what action has she taken to re-open the Central Johannesburg Labour Centre since it was close 18 months ago, as the members of the public still arrive every hour to assisted at the specified office, (b) when will the specified office be re-opened , (c) what is delaying the re-opening of the specified office, (d) what is the closest office to the specified office where members of the public can get assistance and (e) why is this not publicised on (i) her department’s website and (ii) a notice on the door of the closed office?

Reply:

a) The current building has been condemned by the Johannesburg Emergency Services in July 2015, and all tenants had to vacate the building.

The Department of Labour is engaging with the Department of Public Works on procuring alternative accommodation. The Department of Public Works has identified land on which a building could be erected for the Johannesburg Labour Centre.

We are aware that this will take some time and we are engaging the Department of Public Works to identify suitable alternative premises that could be used in the interim. The request for alternative premises was sent to the Department of Public Works on 2 November 2015.

b) At this stage we do not have a date for re-opening of the office because alternative accommodation has not been identified. We will also first have to bring such accommodation up to standard and provide necessary infrastructure.

c) The office was due to re-open in June 2015, but unfortunately a fire broke out in the basement of the building which resulted in the closure and condemning of the entire building by the Johannesburg Emergency Services.

d) Closest offices are as following;

  1. Germiston Labour Centre situated at Number 141 Victoria Street.
  2. Alberton Labour Centre situated at Number 89 Voortrekker Street.
  3. Soweto Labour Centre situated at Number 2 Khumalo Stret
  4. Roodepoort Labour Centre situated at Number 125 Albertina Sisulu Road, Technikon .
  5. Randburg Labour Centre situated at corner Oak and Hill Streets.
  6. Sandton Labour Centre situated at Number 424 9th Street, Marlboro.

e) Notices were placed on the doors of the Johannesburg Labour Centre office, but normally removed by unknown persons. We have communicated through the media and also respond to all media enquires on the matter.

10 May 2016 - NW184

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

On what date , after the national general election on 7 May 2014, was the re-appointment letter of a certain official (name and details furnished) signed?

Reply:

The contract of employment commenced on 1 June 2014

10 May 2016 - NW909

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) Has she earned any additional income from businesses, in particular businesses doing businesses for Government, since her appointment as Minister of Labour; if so, (a) when, (b) how much did she earn, (c) from which businesses and (d)for what work; (2) whether her (a) spouse, (b) children and (c) close family earned income from businesses, in particular businesses doing work for Government, through her appointment as Minister: if so, in respect of each case, (i) when, (ii) how much did each earn, (ii) from which businesses and (iv) for what work?

Reply:

1. All Members of Parliament do declare as required through Members Interests Office and such declarations are made public.

2. The forms used for declarations in the Members Interest Office specify who else should reflect.

10 May 2016 - NW794

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

What is the status of the relocation of the offices of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration in Cape Town in the Western Cape?

Reply:

The lease will expire on 30 September 2016. CCMA intending to extend the existing lease to allow for sufficient time to go for tender.

10 May 2016 - NW222

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Labour

Has her department awarded any contracts to companies indirectly or directly owned by certain persons (names and details furnished) in the (a) 2012-2013, (b) 2013-2014 and (c) 2014-2015 financial years; if so, in each specified year, (i) how many times were such contract awarded and (ii) for what amount?

Reply:

(a) No

(b) No

(c) No

10 May 2016 - NW183

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

How does she intend to improve the processing rate of (a) corporate and (b) individual (i) work permit and (ii) general visa applications which is at only 53% in some cases according to her department’s 2014-15 annual report?

Reply:

The Department made an assessment on a number of factors that were contributing to delays in processing of recommendations to the Department of Home Affairs on corporate and individual work visa applications. The Department is not responsible for recommending approval of general visas to the Department of Home Affairs.

To improve the processing of corporate and individual work visas applications we have put the following measures in place:

• We have advised and secured approval from Department of Home Affairs that Sports, Arts, Culture and Religious applications will no longer be processed by the Department of Labour as from 01st April 2015.

• We have publicized guidelines on our website for corporate and individual work visa applicants to check requirements before they submit applications to the department.

• We trained staff in our Labour Centres not to accept any applications that are incomplete or are not corporate or individual work visa related.

• Applications submitted by employers found to be non-compliant with our labour laws will be negatively recommended immediately on receipt of inspector’s report.

• We set a target of 30 working days within which we are going to process applications.

• As from 06th June 2016 we intend testing and piloting a new on-line system for the submission of applications.

• At Head Office, the adjudication committee meets every Friday of the week to review and finalize documentation received from Provincial Offices and to make a final recommendation to the Department of Home Affairs.

10 May 2016 - NW844

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)Why has she not re-instated (a) the Registrar of Labour Relations and (b) his deputy to their full tasks yet;

Reply:

(1)(a). The former Registrar of Labour Relations is not reinstated to his full task because the Labour Court decision has been appealed to the Labour Appeals Court.

(b). There is no need for the Deputy Registrar to be reinstated because her status has never been revoked at any point.

(2)has she complied with the court action regarding the Registrar of Labour Relations; if not, (a) why not and (b) what are the further relevant details in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details;

Minister of Labour replied:

(2)(a). Because the Labour Court decision is suspended pending the outcome of the appeal lodged with the Labour Appeal Court.

(3) has she met with any leaders of a certain federation (name furnished) in Geneva, Switzerland and/or South Africa to discuss the actions of the Registrar of Labour relations; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what requests did the representatives of the specified federation make to her in this regard?  

Minister of Labour replied:

There is no need to discuss the Registrar of Labour Relations case with any Federation.

09 May 2016 - NW35

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Mncwango, Mr MA to ask the MINISTER OF LABOUR

Whether her Ministry has any frozen vacant positions; if so, (a) how many of the specified positions are vacant, (b) what are the designations of the specified positions and (c) for how long have the specified positions been vacant? NW35E

Reply:

The Department does not have any frozen positions.

 

09 May 2016 - NW843

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) How many (i) corporate and (ii) work permit applications were submitted to her department for processing since the passing of (aa) the Immigration Amendment Act, Act 13 of 2011, and (bb) related regulations, (b) how many applications were received in each month month for each of the specified categories, (c) how many of the received applications for each of the specified categories were processed to completion in each month and (d) how many of the received applications were declined in each specified category?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable member is contained in the Annual Report of the Department tabled since 2011/12 to the Annual Report of 2014/15. The Annual Report of the Department provides Quarterly and Annual information in accordance with the National Treasury guidelines.

09 May 2016 - NW795

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

What are the reasons for the sudden departure of a certain official (name and details furnished)) from the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration?

Reply:

The certain official’s contract was coming to an end in March 2016. She did not make herself available.

09 May 2016 - NW246

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Mr T. Rawula (EFF) to ask the Minister of Labour;

Whether she and/or her department has bought advertising space in The New Age in the (a) 2012- 13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 financial years; if so, (i) what number of times and (ii) for what amount in each specified financial year?                        The Minister of Labour responds: The Department Spent on advertising in the New Age newspaper as follows: Department of Labour- 2012-2013 Campaign Name Amount Spent Iron and Steel R22,418.10 KZN Job Fair R85,910.40 Labour Law Amendments R111,110.80 Minister visits farms in Gauteng Province R40,807.44 National Day Against Child Labour R122,422.32 TOTAL R 382,669.06 Department of Labour- 2013-2014 Campaign Name Amount Spent Domestic worker 2013 R67,254.30 Domestic workers 2013 (Addendum) R67,254.30 Public hearing in funeral undertaking sector R29,890.80 TOTAL R 164,399.40 Department of Labour- 2014-2015 Campaign Name Amount Spent Child Labour feature articles R 71,348.04 Domestic Workers Kimberly Imbizo R35,479.08 Domestic Workers Wage Increase 2014 R 71,348.04 International Labour Conference 2014 R 63,420.48 Labour Law Amendments R144,243.14 PES Subsidy Scheme R67,925.76 TOTAL R 453,764.54 TOTAL AMOUNT SPENT FOR ALL THE PERIODS: R1,833, 000.00

Reply:

The Department has submitted annual reports for all financial years reflected in Question No 246, Ref No NW250E.

The Department Spent on advertising in the New Age newspaper as follows:

Department of Labour- 2012-2013

Campaign Name

Amount Spent

 

Iron and Steel

R22,418.10

 

KZN Job Fair

R85,910.40

 

Labour Law Amendments

R111,110.80

 

Minister visits farms in Gauteng Province

R40,807.44

 

National Day Against Child Labour

R122,422.32

TOTAL

 

R 382,669.06

Department of Labour- 2013-2014

Campaign Name

Amount Spent

 

Domestic worker 2013

R67,254.30

 

Domestic workers 2013 (Addendum)

R67,254.30

 

Public hearing in funeral undertaking sector

R29,890.80

TOTAL

 

R 164,399.40

Department of Labour- 2014-2015

Campaign Name

Amount Spent

 

Child Labour feature articles

R 71,348.04

 

Domestic Workers Kimberly Imbizo

R35,479.08

 

Domestic Workers Wage Increase 2014

R 71,348.04

 

International Labour Conference 2014

R 63,420.48

 

Labour Law Amendments

R144,243.14

 

PES Subsidy Scheme

R67,925.76

TOTAL

 

R 453,764.54

  • TOTAL AMOUNT SPENT FOR ALL THE PERIODS: R1,833, 000.00

20 October 2015 - NW3328

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) (a) (i) What total amount did her department spend on her travel costs between Gauteng and Cape Town in the 2014- 15 financial year and (ii) how many trips did she undertake between Gauteng and Cape Town in the specified financial year and (b) what total amount did her department spend on (i) hotel and (ii) residential or other accommodation for her in (aa) Cape Town and (bb) Pretoria in the 2014- 15 financial year; (2) (a) (i) what total amount did her department spend on the Deputy Minister’s travel costs between Gauteng and Cape Town in the 2014- 15 financial year and (ii) how many trips did the Deputy Minister undertake between Gauteng and Cape Town in the specified financial year and (b) what total amount did her department spend on (i) hotel and (ii) residential or other accommodation for the Deputy Minister in (aa) Cape Town and (bb) Pretoria in the 2014- 15 financial year?

Reply:

 

 (a) (i) Total Travel Costs R 263 445.00

(ii) 47 Trips

(b) (i) Hotel – No costs

(ii) Residential and Accomodation – No Costs

(aa) In Cape Town – No Costs

(bb) In Pretoria – No Costs

(2) (a) (i) Total Travel Costs R 220 317.00

(ii) 26 Trips

(b) (i) Hotel R 26 007.00

(ii) Residential and Accomodation – No Costs

(aa) In Cape Town R26 007.00

(bb) In Pretoria – No Costs

 

THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF LABOUR’S RESPONSE: PARLIAMENTARY QUESTION NO. 3328 (NW3917E)

In respect of the Minister: Labour the following expenditure was incurred for travel

  1. (a) (i) Total Travel Costs R263 445.00

(ii) 47 Trips

(b) (i) Hotel – No Costs

(ii) Residential/ Accommodation – No Costs

(aa) In Cape Town – No Costs

(bb) In Pretoria – No Costs

In respect of the Deputy Minister: Labour the following expenditure was incurred for travel

2. (a) (i) Total Travel Costs R483 617.00

(ii) 26 Trips

(b) (1) Hotel – R26 007.00

(ii) Residential/Accommodation – No Costs

(aa) In Cape Town - R26 007.00

(bb) In Pretoria – No Costs

19 October 2015 - NW3361

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

With reference to her reply to question 2707 on 25 August 2015, (a) what are the (i) names and (ii) positions of each of the eight senior officials of her department which accompanied the Deputy Minister to China as part of a delegation during 2014-15 financial year, (b) what was the (i) total cost and (ii) breakdown of such costs for the specified visit and (c) what (i) were the focal areas of co-operation and (ii) are the relevant details of the signed Memorandum of Understanding with China?

Reply:

Minister of Labour Reply:

The officials that accompanied the Deputy Minister were from the following Branches: International Relations, Public Employment Services, Compensation Fund, Unemployment Insurance Fund and Deputy Minister’s Office. The Department has tabled its 2014/2015 Annual Report to Parliament, the Honourable member may get a copy from the Clerk of Papers.

The focal areas for cooperation were inter alia:

Youth employment approaches; Strategic issues relating to Employment Services provisions; Models for Compensation to injured workers; unemployment Insurance benefits; Job Creation initiatives and Technical exchange programmes.

The details of the Memorandum of Understanding are the same as the areas on which the two Countries shared experiences as mentioned above.

19 October 2015 - NW3436

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

Has her department taken a decision on whether a national minimum wage will be put into place or not; if not, why not, if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Labour Relations Indaba convened by the Deputy President under the auspices of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) adopted a Declaration on 4th November 2014. The Declaration contained a number of principles that the constituencies, including government, agreed would guide the work that has been taking place in NEDLAC since then.

One of the principles agreed to was to engage on the modalities of introducing a national minimum wage in South Africa. The election manifesto of the ruling party, the African National Congress, also pledges to investigate the modalities for the introduction of a national minimum wage as one of the key mechanisms to reduce income inequality.

The Department of Labour does therefore not have to take a decision on whether to introduce a national minimum wage. This is both a decision of the current administration and one that has been agreed with our social partners.

It is in relation to the modalities of a national minimum wage, including the level at which it is to be set, that the Department is now working towards a recommendation that will be made to the rest of government.

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16 October 2015 - NW3601

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Robinson, Ms D to ask the Minister of Labour

Is her department currently on any (a) financial and/or (b) economic empowerment initiatives in collaboration with the Ministry of Women in the Presidency; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the specified initiatives?

Reply:

The Government has policies and programmes on economic empowerment which all Departments should implement, the Department of Labour policies and programmes are derived from those of National Government. With regards to Ministry of women, there is no collaboration at this stage.

16 October 2015 - NW3577

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether, she has found that the statement of the Chief Director of Labour Relations, Mr Thembinkosi Mkalipi, that if there is evidence that there are serious job losses due to the amendments of the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 191945, her department will have to look at the matter, although he is not sure whether that will fly politically, (a) constitutes political interference and (b) will contribute to the destruction of job creation; if not, why not in each case ; if so, will she make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

Prior to the introduction of legislation and legislative amendments, the Department assess the socio-economic impact of legislation, including its impact on jobs and the labour market. This was done in respect of the amendments to the Labour Relations Act through a regulatory impact assessment conducted in 2010.

13 October 2015 - NW3576

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

Beside the Unemployment Insurance Fund, is her department considering an insurance scheme for persons who leave their jobs that is similar to the insurance offered by the private to persons who are retrenched?

Reply:

There is no new insurance scheme to be introduced at the moment.

13 October 2015 - NW3575

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether, with regard to minimum wage levels set for job categories falling under various bargaining councils and for various wage determinations, the Government is considering a minimum wage set below the current lowest wage determination?

Reply:

The discussions around a national minimum wage are currently taking place at NEDLAC where social partners are negotiating the modalities of the national minimum wage. In addition, a number of research projects are currently underway to inform this debate. It would therefore be premature to speculate on the level or modalities of this proposed national minimum wage.

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