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21 May 2018 - NW1066

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

What (a) number of employees are currently in the employ of the Government, (b) is the quantum of the annual salary and wage bill of the Government and (c) percentage of the Government’s operational and total spend, inclusive of capital, is allocated towards salaries and wages in the 2018-19 financial year?

Reply:

The National Treasury is in better position to provide a response in this regard, since the Treasury is responsible for finance to the State.

21 May 2018 - NW1266

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Stander, Ms T to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1) What is the average salary in each (a) government department and (b) salary band for (i) male and (ii) female employees; (2) what number of (a) male and (b) female employees are employed in each (i) government department and (ii) salary band; (3) what number of (a) directors-general and (b) deputy directors-general are (i) men and (ii) women in each department?

Reply:

Each government department is in a better position to provide required details including representivity, demographic and total number of employees

21 May 2018 - NW1073

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)What number of public servants (a) qualify for the Government Employees Housing Scheme (GEHS) housing subsidy and (b) receive the GEHS; (2) (a) on which salary scale does a public servant qualify for a housing subsidy, (b) what is the number of persons on each salary scale which qualify for a housing subsidy, (c) in what number of instances has the GEHS arranged housing finance for all public servants with registered financial services providers and (d) what is the (i) name of the financial services provider, (ii) value of finance provided and (iii) interest rate for the finance provided (aa) for each recipient and (bb) in total?

Reply:

1. (a) and (b) public servants on salary levels 1 to 10 are eligible to apply for housing allowance in terms of Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) Resolution 7 of 2015, approximately 950 090 public servants are receiving Housing Allowance.

(2) (a) public servants on salary levels 1 to 10, certain educators on salary levels 11 and 12, Occupational Specific Dispensations and Department of Defence (administrated by PERSOL) qualify to apply for GEHS Housing Allowance. Public Service employees on salary levels 11 and higher receive a total cost to company package of which the housing allowance is included.

2. (b) and (b)

Salary level

Number of employees receiving the GEHS Housing Allowance as at 1 March 2018

1

1 721

2

51 462

3

68 031

4

31 060

5

181 054

6

88 061

7

228 887

8

113 852

9

81 683

10

42 809

All others

61 470

Total

  1. 090

2. (c) An arrangement has been made with SA Home Loans, however, each employee is required to submit application to SA Home Loans for consideration and processing.

21 May 2018 - NW1058

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Groenewald, Mr HB to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1) What number of employees in the Public Service (a) in each government department and (b) at each post level is currently suspended on full salary; (2) What number of the specified employees (a) in each government department and (b) at each post level has currently been suspended for (i) less than 60 days, (ii) 60 to 90 days, (iii) 90 to 120 days and (iv) longer than 120 days; (3) What the total cost attached to the days of service losses amount to in each specified case; (4) Whether she will make a statement about the matter?

Reply:

(1) (2) (3) Audit process on the figures with regard to the cost and the numbers referred has not been completed.

(4) Not at this stage

21 May 2018 - NW992

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

How much land does (a) her department and (b) the entities reporting to her (i) own, (ii) have exclusive rights to and/or (iii) lease from the State to (aa) use and/or (bb) occupy?

Reply:

The department and entities reporting to the Minister for Public Service and Administration do not own land. The department of Public Works is responsible for the accommodation needs of the department and entities

26 February 2018 - NW124

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

Since she became the Minister on 31 March 2017, (a) how many overseas trips has (i) she, (ii) her Director-General, (iii) her Acting-Director General and (iv) senior managers of entities reporting to her undertaken, (b) what are the details of the programme for each visit, (c) in each case who accompanied (i) her and (ii) the senior specified managers and (d) what was the total cost of each overseas trip?

Reply:

Detailed answer to (a) – (d) attached as ANNEXURE A

 

Approved/ Not approved

MS AF MUTHAMBI, MP

Minister for the Public Service and Administration

Date:

21 December 2017 - NW3234

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Maynier, Mr D to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) Whether she was consulted by the Minister of Finance, Mr K M Gigaba, in line with the provisions of the Ministerial Handbook on the organizational structure of his private office; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what date she provide guidance to him and (b) what are the details of the guidance provided; (2) Whether the organizational structure of the office of the Minister of Finance complies with the relevant public service regulations as they are set out in the Ministerial Handbook; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1.(a) and (b) There was consultation about the organizational structure.

2. Should there be anything contrary to the information referred in paragraph 1 above, report will be issued regarding compliance audit.

18 December 2017 - NW3619

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Mokause, Ms MO to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entity reporting to her own land; if so, in each case, (i) where is each plot of land located, (ii) what is the size of each specified plot and (iii), what is each plot currently being used for?

Reply:

  1. (a) and (b) The Department of Public Service and Administration and all three (3) entities in the portfolio do not own land.

18 December 2017 - NW3744

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Mokause, Ms MO to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her procured services from a certain company Travel with Flair (Pty) Ltd (TWF); if so, (i) what services were procured in each case and (ii) what is the total amount that was paid to the specified company in each case; (2) Whether the specified company provided services related to international travel to (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her; if so, (i) what is the name of each person who travelled, (ii) what was the travel route and (iii) what is the total amount that was paid for each person?

Reply:

1 (a), (b) and (c) The requested information is contained in previous years financial statements and it will also be declared in current and future financial year statements.

The tabling is in line with Section 65 of the PFMA, Act No.1 of 1999 through which I will amongst others table Section 40 of the PFMA, Act No.1 of 1999 Reports to Parliament.

2 (a), (b) and (c) Same as above.

18 December 2017 - NW3582

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(i) What is the total number of supplier invoices that currently remain unpaid by (i) her Department and (ii) each entity reporting to her for more than (aa) 30 days, (bb) 60 days, (cc) 90 days and (dd) 120 days and (b) what is the total amount outstanding in each case?

Reply:

1(a) and (b) The following table outlines the information of the payment of invoices as from the month of November with 30 days and beyond, and the outstanding amounts:

Dept.

Entity

(aa)

More than 30 days

(bb)

More than 60 days

(cc)

More than 90 days

(dd)

More than 120 days

Total

DPSA

0

0

0

0

0

CPSI

0

0

0

0

0

NSG

0

0

0

0

0

PSC

0

0

0

0

0

27 November 2017 - NW3312

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Mokause, Ms MO to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) Whether the (a) chief executive officer and (b) chief financial officer of entities reporting to her are employed on a permanent basis; if not, (2) Whether the specified officers are employed on a fixed term contract; if so, (a) what are the names of each of the officers and (b) when (i) was each officer employed and (ii) will each officer’s contract end?

Reply:

1(a) and (b)

Entity/ Department

Chief Executive Officer / Accounting Officer

Chief Financial Officer

DPSA

5 year Contract

Permanent

CPSI

3 year Contract

Permanent

NSG

5 year Contract

Permanent

PSC

5 year Contract

Permanent

2(a) and (b)

Entity/ Department

Names

(b)(i)

Date of Appointment

(b)(ii)

Date of end of Contract

DPSA

Maswahle Diphofa (DG)

15 October 2011

31 December 2020

DPSA

Masilo Makhura (CFO)

1 January 2011

Permanent

CPSI

Thuli Radebe (ED)

01 November 2007

31 March 2018

CPSI

Annette Snyman (CFO)

1 April 2015

Permanent

NSG

Richard Levin (Principal)

08 June 2015

31 December 2019

NSG

Phindile Mkhwanazi (CFO)

01 October 2010

Permanent

PSC

Dovhani Mamphiswana (DG)

01 June 2016

31st May 2021

PSC

Bontle Lerumo (CFO)

01 May 2008

Permanent

END

27 November 2017 - NW3055

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) What number of employees in the Public Service has been dismissed with full pay (a) in each government department and (b) at each post level? (2) What number of the specified dismissed employees has currently been dismissed (a) in each government department and (b) at each post level (i) for less than 60 days, (ii) for 60-90 days, (iii) for 90-120 days and (iv) for longer than 120 days? (3) What is the total cost attached to the days of jobs lost in all the specified cases?

Reply:

1. (a) There are no employees dismissed with full pay in the Public Service. The

salaries of employees dismissed are terminated with effect from the date of dismissal and captured as such on the payroll system.

2. (a) There is no specified employee currently dismissed with full pay in the Public

Service .The dismissal and termination of employees from the payroll system due to misconduct is implemented with effect from the date when a decision by the chairperson of the hearing is implemented by the Executive Authority in the case of the Head of Department, and in the case of an official is in terms of section 16B (1) of the Public Service Act.

3. There are no costs associated with dismissals of officials as their salaries are terminated on the payroll on effecting the dismissal according to the procedure.

 

MS FAITH MUTHAMBI MP

MINISTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

DATE:

27 November 2017 - NW3503

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) With reference to the reply to question 264 on 7 March 2017, how many (a) employees are currently on suspension pending disciplinary action in each (i) national and (ii) provincial department and (b) of the specified employees have been on suspension for (i) more than six months but less than one year, (ii) more than one year but less than two years and (iii) two years or more; (2) what amount has been paid to each specified employee pending disciplinary action in each (a) national and (b) provincial department since 1 April 2017?

Reply:

1. Based on the first quarter information of 2017/18 Financial Year statistical reports received from Provinces and National Departments,

(a) There were:

 (i) Eight (8) employees on precautionary suspension in National Departments; and

 (ii) One hundred and sixty six (166) employees on precautionary suspension in Provincial Departments.

(b) Of the specified number of employees on suspension as per Reply 1:

  (i) Forty five (45) were suspended for more than six months but less than one year;

   (ii) Eleven (11) were suspended for more than one year but less than two years; and

   (iii) Three (3) were suspended for two years or more.

2. The total cost paid to employees pending disciplinary action:

 (a) National Departments is R1 427 708.91; and

  (b) R37 199 451.17 for Provincial Departments since 1 April 2017.

END

27 November 2017 - NW3450

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Mokause, Ms MO to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) How many officials and/or employees in her department were granted permission to have businesses and/or do business dealings in the past three financial years; (2) are any of the officials and/or employees that have permission to have businesses and/or do business dealings doing business with the Government; if so, (a) what was the purpose of each business transaction, (b) when did each business transaction occur and (c) what was the value of each business transaction?

Reply:

1. In terms of Section 30 of the public Service Act, 2001 as amended, the number of officials granted permission to do remunerative work in the past three years are as follows:-

YEAR

NUMBER OF OFFICIALS WHO APPLIED FOR OTHER REMUNERATIVE WORK

NUMBER APPROVED

NUMBER NOT APPROVED

2015

6

6

0

2016

14

13

1

2017

7

4

3

2. (a);(b) and (c).None of the officials or and employees of the Department of Public Service and Administration were given permission to have and /or do business dealings with the Government.

END

27 November 2017 - NW3241

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) What are the details of the (a) processes that were followed to suspend the (i) Director-General, (ii) Deputy Director-General and (iii) Chief Financial Officer in her department and (b) reasons for suspending each of the specified persons; (2) whether the department entered into any settlement agreements with the specified persons; if so, (a) what is the total amount of each settlement and (b) what are the further relevant details in each case?

Reply:

1(a) (b) These are matters that affect individuals constitutional rights of which they are still exercising their presumption of innocence. The matters are still sub judice. It is therefore in the interest of justice that their constitutional rights be respected.

2(a) (b) Refer to 1(a) (b)

END

27 November 2017 - NW3172

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Mokause, Ms MO to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) What are the details including the ranks of service providers and/or contractors from which (a) her department and (b) the entities reporting to her procured services in the past five years; (2) what (a) service was provided by each service provider and/or contractor and (b) amount was each service provider and/or contractor paid; (3) (a) how many of these service providers are black-owned entities, (b) what contract was each of the black-owned service providers awarded and (c) how much was each black-owned service provider paid?

Reply:

1.(a) and (b) In order to respond accurately to the Honourable member regarding this question, the information required is included in the previous Annual Financial Reports in terms of Section 40 of Provincial Finance Management Act, 1 of 1999 and also Auditor-General’s Reports counting five years backward.

2(a) and (b) Refer to 1(a) and (b).

3(a) and (b) Refer to 1(a) and (b)

END

27 November 2017 - NW3153

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Majeke, Ms CN to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) (a) What is the total number of government employees who are being paid whilst on long period of sick leave in each (i) national department and (ii) provincial department and (c) what is the total cost to Government in each case; (2) (a) what is the total number of government employees who are paid whilst on suspension in each (i) national department and (ii) provincial department and (c) what is the total cost to Government in each case?

Reply:

1(a)(i) The total number of government employees who are being paid whilst on long period of sick leave in National Departments for the period 1 January 2016 to 31 August 2017 is 1 171 at a total cost of R 73 584 892.90.

1(a)(ii) The total number of government employees who are being paid whilst on long period of sick leave and 1(c) cost in Provincial Departments for the period 1 January 2016 to 31 August 2017 is as follows:

Administration

No of Employees

Total Cost

Eastern Cape

1 366

R 67 279 149.24

Free State

668

R 33 538 987.68

Gauteng

717

R 38 387 155.64

KwaZulu-Natal

1 563

R 75 201 965.69

Limpopo

417

R 22 844 909.07

Mpumalanga

433

R 18 939 828.66

North West

394

R 25 406 897.57

Northern Cape

429

R 21 924 129.47

Western Cape

772

R 35 469 662.64

Total

6759

R338 992 685.66

2(a)(i) The total number of government employees who are paid whilst on

Suspension in National Departments for the 1st Quarter (1 April – 30 June 2017)

FOSAD report of the 2017/18 financial year is eight (8) at a total cost of

R1 427 708.91.

2(a)(ii) The total number of government employees who are paid whilst on

Suspension in Provinces for the 1st Quarter (1 April – 30 June 2017) FOSAD

report of the 2017/18 financial year is as follows:

Administration

No of Precautionery suspensions

Total Cost

Eastern Cape

1

R267 057.77

Free State

29

R21 623 273.13

Gauteng

11

R934 854.51

KwaZulu-Natal

91

R9 581 431.00

Limpopo

1

R171 196.46

Mpumalanga

0

R0.00

North West

6

R295 673.04

Northern Cape

23

R1 634 564.58

Western Cape

4

R691 405.68

Total

166

R37 199 456.17

END

27 November 2017 - NW3354

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

Whether (a) she or (b) her Deputy Minister made use of a chartered private jet during the period 1 January 2013 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, what (i) were the reasons for using a chartered private jet, (ii) was the travel route in each case and (iii) did the use of the jet cost the department in each case?

Reply:

1(a) and (b) The Department of Public Service and Administration does not have records of the Minister and Deputy Minister having used a Chartered Private Jet since 1 January 2013 till now.

END

27 November 2017 - NW3240

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) With reference to her announcement during her unannounced visit to service delivery points in Polokwane in September 2017 that she will embark on unannounced visits to monitor service delivery and listen to the challenges and frustrations that communities go through on a daily basis when trying to get access to services, (a) how many visits has she completed in each case, (b) where did each visit take place, (c)(i) who accompanied her and (ii) what are the professional designations of the persons who accompanied her, (d) what is the total cost of each visit and (e) what steps will she take to ensure that communities receive the services that they complained about to her (2) will she release the report of her findings for each visit; if not, why not; if so, where can the public access the specified reports?

Reply:

(a) and (b) The unannounced visit to Front Line Service Delivery Points in and

around the area of Ga- Mamabolo on the 26th September 2017 was part of 2017 service delivery moth programme. Ga-Mamabolo is a cluster of a number of villages in ward 34, Polokwane Local Municipality. This unannounced visit formed part of annual Public Service Month coincided with the 20th Anniversary of the implementation of Batho values of “We Belong, We Care, We Serve”.

During these visits a thorough assessment of the State of Public Service Delivery such as state of health care facilities, roads infrastructure, water and sanitation, education and other community development project were done.

(c) (i) to (ii) Amongst other people, the Minister was accompanied by Senior Traditional Leadership led by Kgoshi Mamabolo the III, Officials from Government Communication Information Systems, Department of Public Service and Administration, Limpopo Provincial Government, Acting Major of Polokwane and Ward 34 Councillor.

(d) The overall cost of the outreach programme will be disclosed in the Audited 2017/18 Annual Report in terms of PFMA.

(e) The visit afforded the Community opportunity to raise service delivery issues and engaged government on the level of service delivery in the area. Front Line Service Delivery Points staff were also afforded opportunity to raise challenges they face when they render services. The issues raised during outreach programme require intervention of the three spheres of government.

Accordingly, The Ministry introduced an aftercare programme which amongst other things is aimed at ensuring that all the concerns and service delivery issues raised by the Communities are attended to and eventually resolved. This practice include letters written to relevant departments in all three spheres of Government to inform them about pertinent issues raised by the communities.

There is a further principle adopted by the Ministry to visit the Communities after three months to monitor and evaluate if efforts are working and also if challenges have been addressed and resolved.

2. The report will be available upon request.

END

25 October 2017 - NW2921

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

With reference to her reply to question 2309 on 29 August 2017, (a) what was each of the 42 service providers hired for and (b) what amount was paid to each service provider?

Reply:

(a)(b) Department’s financial statements are declared annually in the Annual Reports as required by section 65(1)(a) of the Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999. The Izimbizo expenditure report will form part of the 2017/18 Annual Report.

END

25 October 2017 - NW3013

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Horn, Mr W to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) What is the (a) total amount that was paid out in bonuses to employees in her department and (b) detailed breakdown of the bonus that was paid out to each employee in each salary level in the 2016-17 financial year; (2) what is the (a) total estimated amount that will be paid out in bonuses to employees in her department and (b) detailed breakdown of the bonus that will be paid out to each employee in each salary level in the 2017-18 financial year?

Reply:

1. (a)(b) The Department’s expenditure reports / financial statements for 2016/17 Financial Year that has been audited by the Auditor General has been tabled to Parliament on 29 September 2017.The amount paid out to employees is part of expenditure in the 2016/2017 financial year statement.

2. (a)(b) PMDS process has not been finalized for the current financial year. Audited financial statements will be declared in the Annual Report for the 2017/18 financial year .The Department does not project the detailed breakdown. This information can only be supplied after the assessment process has been concluded.

END

25 October 2017 - NW2920

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

With reference to her reply to question 2309 on 29 August 2017, what was the total cost of hosting the specified imbizos including (a) travel, (b) accommodation, (c) petrol, (d) administration costs and (e) all other related costs?

Reply:

(a),(b),(c),(d) and (e) Department’s financial statements are declared annually in the Annual Reports as required by section 65 (1) (a) of the Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999. The Izimbizo expenditure report will form part of the 2017/18 Annual Report.

END

04 October 2017 - NW2811

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(a) What is the total number of persons who are currently employed in the Public Service in each (i) department and (ii) entity of each department and (b) what is the current wage bill in each case?

Reply:

a) The Number of appointments in the Public Service in each (i) National and Provincial Department and (ii) Entities of each department is shown in Annexure A. The total number of appointments was 1 231 744 on 31st August 2017. This excludes Defence and the State Security Agency. Periodical and abnormal type of appointments (e.g. audit committee members, etc.) are also excluded.

b) Based on information received from National Treasury, the total amounts budgeted for Compensation of Employees (CoE) in National and Provincial Departments for the 2017/2018 Financial Year, are shown in Annexure B.

02 October 2017 - NW2810

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) What are the details of the processes that must be followed with regard to deviations from the criteria for the appointment of (a) Directors-General and (b) Deputy Directors-General, as outlined in the Senior Management Service Handbook and the Public Service Act, Act 103 of 1994; (2) Whether all current (a) Directors-General and (b) Deputy Directors-General of each Government department comply with the specified criteria; if not what are the details in each case?

Reply:

(1)(a) and (b) The Public Service Act, 103 of 1994 and the Senior Management Handbook, are implemented in terms of the Public Service Regulations (PSR), 2016. Regulation 4 of the PSR, 2016 provides that the Minister of for Public Service and Administration may, under justifiable circumstances, authorise a deviation from any regulation. This therefore means that deviations requested by relevant Executive Authorities may be authorised if justifiable reasons exist. In assessing a request for deviation, due consideration is given to aspects such as:

• Whether the department has provided sufficient justification for such

a request for deviation, including attaching all accompanying documents necessary for the Minister for Public Service and Administration to make an informed decision.

• Whether there has been proven effort to fill the post and that no applicant met the requirements of the post as advertised.

• Whether granting approval to deviate has future ramifications on the intentions of the Public Service legislative prescripts.

(2) According to my knowledge, all current (a) Director-General and (b) Deputy Directors-General of each Government department comply with the specified criteria.

02 October 2017 - NW2809

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) With reference to the announcement during the Budget Vote Speech on 24th February 2016, by the former Minister of Finance, Mr Pravin Gordhan, in which South Africans were informed that Government will cut its wage bill with R25 billion over three years, (a) how does the total wage bill of the 2016/17 financial year compare to the 2015-16 financial year, (b) how does the first six months of the 2017-18 financial year compare with the first six months of the 2016-17 financial year and (c) what savings in the wage bill have been achieved due to austerity measures since this announcement for each financial year or part of it to date; (2) Is the Government still on track in achieving its R25 billion savings on the wage bill in the specified; if not, (a) why not and (b) what steps will the take to ensure that the targeted savings are achieved; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) What percentage of the Government’s total expenditure for the 2017-18 financial year was allocated to wages?

Reply:

(1)(a)(b) and (c) In order to provide accurate information on the consideration of the Wage Bill for the Public Service, the Minister of Finance whose primary responsibility is to allocate budget to the Wage Bill of the Public Service is in a position to respond accurately to the question. The Ministry for Public Service and Administration is responsible for the development of an efficient, effective public service as well as responsible for the amongst others, conditions of service for all employees.

2(a)(b) As per 1(a)(b) and (c)

3. As per 1 (a) to (c).

02 October 2017 - NW2894

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

What is the detailed (a) breakdown of and (b) valuation for current and non-current assets and investments held by (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her according to (aa) directly held and (bbb) indirectly held by each of the entities, in each case breaking the current assets and investments down by 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months and beyond 12 months?

Reply:

(a) to (b) The breakdown of current and non-current assets for the reporting period ending 31st March 2017 are listed as follows:

  1. Claims Recoverable
  2. Staff Debts
  3. Other Debts.

However, the quantified breakdown and evaluation for current and non-current assets and investment held by the Department and entities are included in the Financial Year Reports tabled in Parliament.

29 September 2017 - NW2635

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) (a) What is the total number of izimbizo that her department held since her appointment as Minister of Public Service and Administration on 31 March 2017, (b) what was the purpose of each imbizo, (c) what was the exact cost for each imbizo, (d) who was invited to each imbizo and (e) what are the details of her departmental staff that attended each imbizo; (2) Whether any other departments were invited to each imbizo; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are all relevant details of each department that was invited?

Reply:

  1. Reference is made on question no. 2309 dated 14 August 2017. (Find the attached previous question).
  2. Reference is made on question no 2309 dated 14th August 2017. (Find the attached previous question).
  3. Reference is made on question no 2309 dated 14th August 2017. (Find the attached previous question)

END

26 September 2017 - NW2637

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(a) What number of new staff appointments did she make since her appointment as Minister of Public Service and Administration on 31st March 2017? (b) Who did she appoint? (c) In which capacity in each case? (d) What qualifications? (i) Were required and , (ii) Do each of the specified persons hold and, (e) What are the relevant details of? (i) Each person’s remuneration package and, (ii) Her personal and/or professional relationship with each person?

Reply:

(1)(a) The Minister inherited the 26 post that were in the fixed establishment in the Ministry that was approved by her predecessor. All 26 positions were funded.

Six (6) (Staff) members were transferred from the Ministry of Communication to the Ministry for the Public Service and Administration following the reconfiguration of the Cabinet on the 31st of March 2017.

Seventeen (17) Staff Members were appointed to the Ministry to fill vacant positions in the already existing and approved Ministry establishment. These positions became vacant because:

  • Number of staff members who were previously seconded to the Ministry from departments (DPSA & Stats SA) returned to their original positions
  • Staff transfer from the Ministry for the public Service and Administration t the Ministry of Communications
  • Resignation of staff from Ministry for the Public Service and Administration
  • End of term of contracts of staff from Ministry for the Public Service and Administration.

The Minister appointed Staff members from Level 4 to Level 14 in terms of Section 66(2) of the Public Service Regulations, 2016

Financial information will be disclosed on the annual report submitted to Parliament as required by the PFMA.

Minister only have professional relationship with all staff members.

26 September 2017 - NW2636

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) With reference to her guests that attended her department’s Budget Vote speech on 24th May 2017. (a) Whom did she invite? (b) What is her relationship, personal or professional, with each guest? (c) Which airline was used in each case? (d) What class of travel was flown in each case and? (e) What was the total cost for each guest paid for this trip? (2) Whether her department paid any (a) accommodation and/or (b) food and beverages for any of the guests; if not, what is the position in this regard, if so, What are the relevant details?

Reply:

(a)(b) Business Community, Traditional Leaders, Representative of Local and Provincial Government and Leaders of Local and Provincial Government. Amongst the guests, six (6) of them have personal relationship with the Minister and the rest professional.

(c) SAA.

(d) Economy.

(e) Department expenditure relating to Quarter (1) Financial year 2017/18 has been disclosed in the quarter one (1) report that has been tabled in Parliament Portfolio Committee for Public Service and Administration on 13 September 2017.

2. The Department paid for accommodation. The accommodation costs includes bed, breakfast and dinner; hence no additional costs were paid for food and beverages for any of the guests.

26 September 2017 - NW2580

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Mokause, Ms MO to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

When are the application dates (a) opening and (b) closing for the board positions of all entities and councils reporting to her?

Reply:

Board positions become available when terms of Office come to an end, also when there are vacancies due to various reasons (including resignation and death). All Board positions are normally advertised in the various Media Platform..

29 August 2017 - NW2309

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION:

(a) What number of imbizos has her department held since 1 April 2017, (b) (i) what has been the cost and (ii) what number of tenders have been issued for the imbizos and (c) who have the tenders been issued to?

Reply:

a) It is one of our Governments priority to ensure that all members of executive engage in Izimbizo to stay in contact with its people and to listen to their concerns and to be responsive to their needs. The mandate of the Department of Public Service and Administration amongst others are to ensure the values and principles governing public administration as per 195(i) are entrenched in the work of all Government employees including Section 195(ii) the administration in every sphere of government, organ of state and public enterprises. It is therefore a powerful tool for the Ministry for the Public Service and Administration to regularly engage with ordinary South Africans to assess whether these values and principles are lived by government officials.

The Ministry for the Public Service and Administration has hosted various Izimbizo to date.

Minister

  • Meloding, Matjhabeng local Municipality in the Free State Province
  • Manguzi Village, uMhlabuyalingana Local Municipality, Kwa-Zulu Natal Province
  • Madundubala and Mnini Village, Ethekwini Municipality, Kwa-Zulu Natal Province.
  • Davhana Village , LIM345 Local Municipality, Limpopo Province
  • Mafikeng Local Municipality, North West Province
  • Setlagole Village, Ratlou Local Municipality, North West Province
  • City Tshwane and the City of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province
  • Mhinga Village in Limpopo Province

Deputy Minister

  • Khayalisha in the Western Cape Province
  • Mokopane in Limpopo Province
  • Moletji in Limpopo Province

(b)(i) The total cost to date of all the Izimbizo is R3 174 627.70 were the Ministry has engaged with a total number of about 22 200 attendees. Numerous letters and reports were forwarded to national, provincial and local government departments to follow up on issued raised by the citizens.

(b)(ii) Forty Two (42) service providers were appointed to render various services for the Izimbizo.

c) The following service providers were appointed :

  • MASA Catering Services Ltd
  • C-Squared Consumer Connectedness
  • I-Blink Information Technology
  • Nokuhle Projects
  • Crocia Events (Pty) Ltd
  • BTS Security
  • Duduzuthandi Trading
  • Hlobs and Tgees Trading Enterprise
  • Andimahle Trading Enterprise cc
  • Philcon Trading Enterprise
  • Focused Enterprises T/A Mboma Corp
  • Mr T Conference Village 16
  • MMP 1985 Property and Investment
  • Refilwe Botsalano Trading Enterprise
  • Tshidisaneo Protection Services
  • Dintwe Transport Services and Tours
  • Bonolo Supply
  • Baksumi Distributors
  • Ludify Suppliers
  • LNT Enterprises
  • Lina Mandla Trading Project
  • Imvusa Trading 2328
  • Makgoboketsa Manyashi Catering
  • KS Engineerings
  • Blackwater Current (Pty) Ltd
  • Kekulo Investment Holdings
  • Waterberg Emergency Services
  • Mbovana Trading Enterprise
  • A Ba Phomelele Trading Enterprises
  • Awesome Events
  • Limpopo Centre of Sign Language
  • Janeklaas Trading
  • Mohokwadi Catering
  • Moletsi Community Media (MCM)

END

28 August 2017 - NW2077

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Mokause, Ms MO to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION:

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entities reporting to her are funding, including by way of discretionary funding, any institution of research and development (i) domestically and/or (ii) internationally; if so, (aa)(aaa) what are the names of the specified institutions and (bbb) what are their functions, (bb) from what date has her department or any entity reporting to her been funding them and (cc) what amount has her department contributed towards such funding?

Reply:

The Department does not fund any research and development institutions domestically and International.

END

07 July 2017 - NW1888

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Mokause, Ms MO to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION:

Whether (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her appointed transaction advisors for tenders in the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2016; if so, (i) who were the transaction advisors that were appointed for the tenders, (ii) for which tenders were they appointed, (iii) what was the pricing for the tenders in question and (iv) what amount were the transaction advisors paid?

Reply:

DPSA

The Department of Public Service and Administration has not appointed transaction advisors for tenders in the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2016.

CPSI

The Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI) did not appoint transaction advisors for tenders in the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2016

  1. N/A
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

NSG

(a) and (b) National School of Government did not appoint transaction advisors for tenders

(i) Not applicable

(ii) not applicable

(iii) not applicable

PSC

The Public Service Commission is an independent Constitutional body, accountable to the National Assembly. It is therefore not an entity or body reporting to the Minister of Public Service and Administration MPSA.

END

07 July 2017 - NW1799

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Mokause, Ms MO to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION:

(1) Which entities reporting to her (a) have a board in place and (b) do not have a board in place, (i) of those that have a board, (aa) when was each individual board member appointed and (bb) when is the term for each board lapsing and (ii) how many (aa) board members are there in each board and (bb) of those board members of each entity are female; (2) with reference to entities that do not have boards in place, (a) who is responsible for appointing the board and (b) when will a board be appointed?

Reply:

PSC

  1. (a); (b); (i)(aa);(i)(bb);(ii)(aa); (ii)(bb): Not applicable to the Public Service Commission (PSC) as the PSC is not an entity in its nature and does not have a board. The PSC is a Constitutional body accountable to the National Assembly.
  2. (a) and (b): Ditto (Not applicable to the PSC).

CPSI

  1. The Centre for Public Service Innovation does not have a board
  2. The CPSI is not required to have a board as it is not a Public Entity but a Government Component

DPSA

The Department of Public Service and Administration does not have a board. 

NSG

  1. (a) The National School of Government does not have a board. It is established as schedule 1 December by the Public Service Act, 1994, as amended read with Proclamation No. 43 of 2013
  2. The National School of Government does not have a board. It is established as schedule 1 December by the Public Service Act, 1994, as amended read with Proclamation No. 43 of 2013

END

05 July 2017 - NW1732

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Kruger, Mr HC to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION:

Whether any staff of (a) the National School of Government (NSG) and (b) reporting to her were awarded any contracts or agreements to conduct business with any state entity in the (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17 financial years; if so, what are the (aa)(aaa) names and (bbb) professional designations of the staff members and (bb)(aaa) details of the contract(s) and/or agreement(s) awarded and (bbb) amounts in each case?

Reply:

b) Reporting to her were awarded any contracts or agreements to conduct business with any state entity

(i) No. There were no contracts awarded to any staff during the 2014-15,

(ii) No. There were no contracts awarded to any staff during the 2015-16 and

(iii) No. There were no contracts awarded to any staff during the 2016-17 financial years.

END

21 June 2017 - NW1767

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Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

Does (a) she, (b) her Deputy Minister or (c) any of the heads of entities or bodies reporting to her make use of security services paid for by the State for (i) him/herself, (ii) his/her immediate family members or (iii) any of their staff members; in each case (aa) what are the reasons for it, (bb) from which department or entity’s budget is the security services being paid, and (cc) what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Does (a) she, (b) her Deputy Minister or (c) any of the heads of entities or bodies reporting to her make use of security services paid for by the State for herself

The VIP Protection Services under SAPS have a legal mandate to provide protection services to Minister and Deputy Minister.

a) (i) Yes, The Minister makes use of Security Services for herself, paid for by the state through the South African Police Services VIP Protection Unit.

(ii) No, none of her immediate family members use security paid for by the State.

(iii) No, none of her staff members use security services paid for by the State.

b) i) Yes, The Deputy Minister makes use of Security Services for herself, paid for by the state through the South African Police Services VIP Protection Unit.

(ii) No, none of her immediate family members use Security Services paid for by the State.

(iii) No, none of her staff members use Security Services paid for by the State.

c) No, The Head of Department (Director-General) does not make use of Security Services paid for by the State.

(ii) No, none of his immediate family members use Security Services paid for by the State.

(iii) No, none of his staff members use Security Services paid for by the State

(aa) The Ministerial Handbook provides for the Security Services for both the Minister and the Deputy Minister.

(bb) The Security Services provided by the South African Police Services VIP protection Unit is paid for from the South African Police Services budget ;

(cc) No other details related to either the Head of Department, staff members or family members.

END

20 June 2017 - NW1638

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(a) What is the date of the inception of the Government’s Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS), (b) what are the reasons for the delays in implementing the IFMS, (c) which (i) provinces, (ii) departments and (iii) Government entities have implemented the programme to date, (d) what are the successes of the IFMS to date, (e) what is the total cost incurred in its implementation and (f) how will the system minimise corruption in the public sector?

Reply:

a) The Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) Programme was originally approved by Cabinet in 2005. The Cabinet approval entailed, amongst others, that a hybrid solution architecture, which comprised a mix of commercial off the shelf (COTS) and bespoke (in-house developed) modules, would be implemented. For purposes of this document this approach is referred to as “IFMS 1”. As a result of challenges that were experienced in the execution of the IFMS, a number of independent reviews were commissioned during 2013 in order to obtain a holistic view of its strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for improved execution of the Programme. Based on the recommendations emanating from these reviews, it was recommended to Cabinet that a revised approach to the IFMS solution architecture should be implemented, which entails that a single COTS solution, with minimal customization, should be utilized in future. The revised approach (for purposes of this document referred to as “IFMS 2”) was approved by Cabinet on 20 November 2013 which is regarded as the inception date for the current approach to the execution of the IFMS.

b) The implementation of the IFMS has been delayed by a number of challenges that have been encountered. These include the complexity of managing a multi-stakeholder programme, extended procurement and contract negotiation processes and insufficient internal skills for the development and integration of the various modules during IFMS 1.

c) In the question reference is made to “Government entities”. It should be noted that the scope of the IFMS is at this stage limited to Public Service departments as listed in the schedules to the Public Service Act, 1994. As part of IFMS 1 some modules were implemented in a limited number of lead sites. These included a human resource management module which was implemented in the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA), a procurement management module in National Treasury and an asset management module in a number of departments in the Limpopo Provincial Administration. The human resource management module is currently being used by DPSA. Any modules still in use will eventually be replaced by the single COTS solution procured for IFMS 2.

d) The following can be regarded as successes in relation to IFMS 2:

  1. The procurement of a single COTS enterprise resource planning system that will form the technology platform for the IFMS, from Oracle South Africa.
  2. The establishment of a dedicated Programme Management Office to manage the IFMS going forward, in National Treasury.
  3. The establishment of various governance bodies, with representation from key Programme stakeholders, to govern and oversee the execution of the Programme. These include a Programme Committee, a Risk Committee, a Communications Committee, a Business Owners Committee and an Architecture Board.
  4. The mapping and documentation of Public Service business processes in the areas of human resource management, financial management, supply chain management and payroll management in consultation with the various policy owners. These business processes, which are based on best practices, will assist in the design and development of the IFMS.
  5. A number of pilot and lead sites, which include both national and provincial departments, have been identified and engagements with these departments are on-going.
  6. Detailed planning for the next phases of the Programme, which include the design and development of the solution and its implementation in pilot and lead sites, is being finalized.

e) National Treasury is funding the development and implementation of the IFMS. Questions relating to the cost of the Programme should therefore be directed at National Treasury.

f) It is believed that the IFMS will make a significant contribution in combating corruption in the Public Service. Some of the inherent features of the solution, such as keeping audit trails of transactions and the elimination of manual processes, will assist in this regard. The intention is also to integrate the IFMS with existing systems such as the e-Disclosure system on which certain categories of public servants must declare their financial interests, the Central Supplier Database in National Treasury and the population register in Home Affairs (which will assist to eliminate “ghost workers”).

End

20 June 2017 - NW1819

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

Whether she (a) distributed and/or (b) communicated by any means and/or device of communication cabinet documents and communication to non-cabinet members, in particular to members of a certain family (name furnished) since her appointment as a member of the Cabinet?

Reply:

a) No and

b) No

END

20 June 2017 - NW1639

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION:

What is the total number of Government employees who are currently on the state’s personnel salary system in each (a) national and (b) provincial department?

Reply:

The total number of Government employees appointed on PERSAL in each (a) national and (b) provincial department, as at the end of May 2017, is provided in the table below.

Number of appointments by national and provincial department

as on 31 May 2017

National/Provincial department

Number

Eastern Cape

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

1 428

 

Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism

545

 

Education

67 948

 

Health

39 519

 

Human Settlements

606

 

Office of the Premier

405

 

Provincial Treasury

463

 

Roads and Public works

4 891

 

Rural Development and Agrarian Reform

2 822

 

Safety and Liaison

142

 

Social Development

4 496

 

Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture

1 158

 

Transport

1 505

 

Total

125 928

Free State

Agriculture

1 027

 

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs

378

 

Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs

697

 

Education

28 490

 

Health

17 600

 

Human Settlements

314

 

Office of the Premier

623

 

Police, Roads and Transport

3 148

 

Provincial Treasury

380

 

Public Works

1 747

 

Social Development

1 929

 

Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation

914

 

Total

57 247

Gauteng

Agriculture and Rural Development

901

 

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs

670

 

Community Safety

1 172

 

E-Government

756

 

Economic Development

457

 

Education

85 442

 

Health

68 410

 

Human Settlements

819

 

Infrastructure Development

2 580

 

Office of the Premier

516

 

Provincial Treasury

856

 

Roads and Transport

2 105

 

Social Development

4 189

 

Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation

649

 

Total

169 522

KwaZulu-Natal

Agriculture and Rural Development

2 765

 

Arts and Culture

531

 

Community Safety and Liaison

169

 

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

1 548

 

Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs

719

 

Education

107 611

 

Finance

498

 

Health

70 000

 

Human Settlements

736

 

Office of the Premier

619

 

Public Works

1 765

 

Social Development

3 693

 

Sport and Recreation

244

 

Transport

4 148

 

Total

195 046

Limpopo

Agriculture, and Rural Development

2 926

 

Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs

2 157

 

Economic Development, Environment and Tourism

1 227

 

Education

56 820

 

Health

35 810

 

Office of the Premier

474

 

Provincial Treasury

511

 

Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure

3 311

 

Safety, Security and Liaison

122

 

Social Development

3 303

 

Sports, Arts and Culture

484

 

Transport

2 221

 

Total

109 366

Mpumalanga

Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs

1 376

 

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs

815

 

Community Safety, Security and Liaison

1 425

 

Culture, Sport and Recreation

420

 

Economic Development and Tourism

227

 

Education

40 695

 

Health

20 338

 

Human Settlements

375

 

Office of the Premier

249

 

Provincial Treasury

289

 

Public Works, Roads and Transport

3 492

 

Social Development

1 932

 

Total

71 633

National

National

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

5 930

 

Arts and Culture

466

 

Basic Education

860

 

Civilian Secretariat for the Police Service

129

 

Communications

106

 

Cooperative Governance

513

 

Correctional Services

40 656

 

Economic Development

117

 

Energy

586

 

Environmental Affairs

1 892

 

Government Communication and Information System

433

 

Health

2 230

 

Higher Education and Training

28 015

 

Home Affairs

10 250

 

Human Settlements

627

 

Independent Police Investigative Directorate

427

 

International Relations and Cooperation

2 297

 

Justice and Constitutional Development

22 280

 

Labour

8 073

 

Military Veterans

240

 

Mineral Resources

1 094

 

National School of Government

239

 

National Treasury

2 497

 

Office of the Chief Justice

1 837

 

Office of the Public Service Commission

263

 

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

351

 

Police

194 802

 

Public Enterprises

193

 

Public Service and Administration

500

 

Public Works

5 844

 

Rural Development and Land Reform

5 532

 

Science and Technology

450

 

Small Business Development

199

 

Social Development

895

 

Sport and Recreation South Africa

188

 

Statistics South Africa

3 314

 

Telecommunications and Postal Services

307

 

The Presidency

602

 

Tourism

519

 

Trade and Industry

1 401

 

Traditional Affairs

81

 

Transport

667

 

Water and Sanitation

6 078

 

Women

107

 

Total

354 087

North West

Community Safety and Transport Management

1 531

 

Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs

699

 

Economy and Enterprise Development

210

 

Education and Sport Development

30 978

 

Finance

615

 

Health

17 557

 

Local Government and Human Settlements

520

 

Office of the Premier

795

 

Public Works and Roads

2 917

 

Rural, Environment and Agriculture Development

1 495

 

Social Development

2 436

 

Tourism

154

 

Total

59 907

     
     

Northern Cape

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

589

 

Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs

620

 

Economic Development and Tourism

208

 

Education

12 730

 

Environment and Nature Conservation

253

 

Health

6 968

 

Office of the Premier

259

 

Provincial Treasury

339

 

Roads and Public Works

895

 

Social Development

958

 

Sport, Arts and Culture

467

 

Transport, Safety and Liaison

383

 

Total

24 669

Western Cape

Agriculture

949

 

Community Safety

341

 

Cultural Affairs and Sport

620

 

Economic Development and Tourism

232

 

Education

41 456

 

Environmental Affairs and Development Planning

391

 

Health

32 254

 

Human Settlements

473

 

Local Government

374

 

Premier

1 168

 

Provincial Treasury

357

 

Social Development

2 203

 

Transport and Public Works

2 342

 

Total

83 160

Total

1 250 565

Data source: PERSAL

Compiled by the DPSA

Excludes Defence and State Security Agency

Excludes periodical and abnormal type of appointments

END

20 June 2017 - NW1584

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

What (a) was the rationale for allegedly sharing sensitive government business with the specified persons (names furnished) and (b) is your relationship with the specified persons?

Reply:

(a) No and

(b) No

End

19 June 2017 - NW1337

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Redelinghuys, Mr MH to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

Has the Public Service Commission (a) referred any potential conflicts of interest in terms of section 16(1) of the South African Police Service Employment Regulations of 2008 to the Minister of Police and (b) received any report from the Minister of Police in terms of section 16(2) of the specified regulations in the (i) the 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14, (iii) 2014-15, (iv) 2015-16 and (v) 2016-17 financial years; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

The PSC scrutinized financial interests of SMS members of the South African Police Service (SAPS)/Department of Police for the 2012/2013 to 2015/2016 financial years in terms of Chapter 3 G of the Public Service Regulations (PSR), 2001. Regulation 16(1) of the SAPS Employment Regulations of 2008 is a derivative of Chapter 3 of the PSR, 2001. Both PSR, 2001 and Regulation 16(1) provide that if the PSC is of the opinion that a registrable interest of a designated employee conflicts or is likely to conflict with the execution of any official duty of that employee, the PSC shall refer the matter to the relevant Executive Authority. Upon such referral, the EAs were expected to consult with the employee concerned and take appropriate steps. The EAs were also expected to report to the PSC within 30 days from the date of the referral, with information on actions taken subsequent to the referral. If no actions were taken, the EAs were supposed to provide reasons thereof.

(a)

(i) No. The PSC did not refer any matter to the Minister of Police (the Minister) relating to conflicts of interest during the 2012/2013 financial year. Due to capacity constraints, the PSC could not scrutinise all the financial disclosure forms that were submitted in respect of the 2012/2013 finical year.

(ii) Yes. The PSC consulted with the forty (40) officials within the SAPS, whose registrable for the 2013/2014 were construed to be posing potential conflicts. The purpose of the consultations was to determine the following:

  • The extent of the involvement of the officials in the companies.
  • Whether the officials perform any remunerative work outside their normal duties for the companies.
  • Whether the involvement of the officials in the companies could lead to actual conflicts of interest.

In terms of Chapter 3 G of the PSR, 2001 the PSC was supposed to refer matters to the relevant Executive Authority in cases where an opinion was held that a conflict of interest existed or was likely to occur. Subsequent to the consultations the PSC referred the forty (40) cases of potential conflicts of interests identified through the scrutiny of financial disclosure forms submitted for the 2013/2014 financial year to the Minister in terms of Chapter 3 G of these PSR, 2001. It was recommended to the Minister that the Minister should provide advice to the officials concerned on the following issues:

  • Manage potential conflicts of interest so that they do not lead to actual conflicts of interest.
  • Disclose all their registrable interests on an annual basis.
  • Seek prior permission to conduct Remunerative Work Outside the Public Service.
  • Refrain from conducting business with the State

A further recommendation was made that the Minister should consult with the employees who were found to have not disclosed all their registrable interests, to determine the reasons for not fully disclosing their registrable interests and thereafter, consider charging these officials with misconduct for not complying with Chapter 3 of the PSR. The Minister was requested to revert to the PSC within 30 days from the date of receipt of the letter from the PSC, with information on actions taken subsequent to the referral. If no actions were taken, the Minster was requested to provide the reasons thereof.

(iii) Yes. The PSC consulted with the twenty seven (27) officials within the SAPS, whose registrable for the 2014/2015 were construed to be posing potential conflicts. The purpose of the consultation was to determine the following:

  • The extent of the involvement of the officials in the companies.
  • Whether the officials perform any remunerative work outside their normal duties for the companies.
  • Whether the involvement of the officials in the companies could lead to actual conflicts of interest.

In terms of Chapter 3 G of the PSR, 2001 the PSC was supposed to refer matters to the relevant Executive Authority in cases where an opinion was held that a conflict of interest existed or was likely to occur. Subsequent to the consultations the PSC referred the twenty-seven (27) cases of potential conflicts of interests identified through the scrutiny of financial disclosure forms submitted for the 2014/2015 financial year to the Minister in terms of Chapter 3 G of these PSR, 2001. It was recommended to the Minister that the Minister should provide advice to the officials concerned on the following issues:

  • Manage potential conflicts of interest so that they do not lead to actual conflicts of interest.
  • Disclose all their registrable interests on an annual basis.
  • Seek prior permission to conduct Remunerative Work Outside the Public Service.
  • Refrain from conducting business with the State

A further recommendation was made that the Minister should consult with the employees who were found to have not disclosed all their registrable interests, to determine the reasons for not fully disclosing their registrable interests and thereafter, consider charging these officials with misconduct for not complying with Chapter 3 of the PSR. The Minister was requested to revert to the PSC within 30 days from the date of receipt of the letter from the PSC, with information on actions taken subsequent to the referral. If no actions were taken, the Minster was requested to provide the reasons thereof.

(iv) Yes. The PSC scrutinised the financial disclosure forms in terms of Regulation 21(1) of the PSR 2016. In terms of this Regulation, the PSC must assess compliance with the requirement to disclose all financial interests and also to establish whether the involvement of officials in any activities of the companies could lead to conflicts of interest. It was found that sixty-one (61) officials within the SAPS did not disclose all their registrable interests. The PSC advised the Minister to consult with the officials concerned to determine the reasons for not fully disclosing their registrable interests and thereafter, consider taking disciplinary action against these officials for not complying with the requirements of the Financial Disclosure Framework, in terms of the Disciplinary Code and Procedures, as contained in the SMS Handbook.

The scrutiny also revealed that there were ninety-one (91) officials whose financial interests could be construed as posing potential conflicts of interest. In view of the likelihood that these officials could use State resources to further their private interests, the PSC advised the Minister to consult with the officials concerned to discuss the steps to remove the conflicts of interest in terms of Regulation 21(1)(c). The Minister was also advised that should the officials fail to take appropriate steps to remove the conflicts of interests after such consultation had taken place, the Minister must, in terms of Regulation 21(1)(d) cause disciplinary action to be taken against the officials concerned.

There were officials within the SAPS, with whom the PSC had consulted in the previous financial years and was satisfied with the explanation given regarding the officials involvement in companies. The PSC advised that the involvement of these officials in companies must be tightly monitored to ensure that they do not lead conflicts of interest. The Minister was also advised that should it transpire that such involvement poses potential conflicts of interest, the Minister should take the necessary steps in terms of Regulation 21(1)(c) and (d) as indicated above.

The PSC also found that seven hundred and sixteen (716) officials within the SAPS complied with the Financial Disclosure Framework and are not involved in activities that could be construed as posing potential conflicts of interest. In view thereof, no further action was required from the Minister with regard to the said officials.

The Minister was requested, in terms of Regulation 21(1)(e) of the PSR, 2016, to revert to the PSC within 30 days of receipt of the letter from the PSC with an indication as to whether any steps were taken regarding the PSC’s findings. If steps were taken, a description of those steps was to be provided. If no steps were taken, the Minister was requested to kindly provide the reasons thereof.

(v) No. The due date for the submission of financial disclosure forms in respect of the 2016/2017 financial year was 31 May 2017. The PSC is currently capturing statistics relating to the submission of these forms. The scrutiny of the financial disclosure forms has not been commenced with yet.

(b) No. The PSC has never received any report from the Minister of Police in terms of Chapter 3 G of the PSR, 2001 or in terms of Regulation 21 of the PSR, 2016.

END

19 June 2017 - NW1499

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

Whether (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her procured any services from and/or made any payments to (i) a certain company (name furnished) or (ii) any other public relations firms; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in each case, what (aa) services were procured, (bb) was the total cost, (cc) is the detailed breakdown of such costs, (dd) was the total amount paid, (ee) was the purpose of the payments and (ff) is the detailed breakdown of such payments?

Reply:

DPSA

The Department of Public Service and Administration has not procured any services and/or made any payment to Bell Pottinger. The Department never required any services from Bell Pottinger.

NSG

b)(i) The National School of Government (NSG) did not procure any services from Bell Pottinger

(ii) The NSG did not procure any services from any other public relations firms

The NSG did not have any need for such services.

CPSI:

(b) (i) No-the CPSI did not have any need to procure from the said company

(ii) No the CPSI did not have any need to procure from any other public relations firms

(aa) Not applicable

(bb) Not applicable

(cc) Not applicable

(dd) Not applicable

(ff) Not applicable

END

19 June 2017 - NW1336

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

Has the Public Service Commission received disclosures of interest in terms of section 12(3) of the South African Police Service Employment Regulations of 2008 from the Minister of Police for (a) the National Commissioner, (b) the Deputy National Commissioner, (c) each of the Provincial Commissioners and (d) any person acting in any of the specified positions in the (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14, (iii) 2014-15, (iv) 2015-16 and (v) 2016-17 financial years; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

The requirement to disclose financial interests by Public Servants is regulated by the Financial Disclosure Framework. This Framework was introduced in March 2000 with the requirement that all Heads of Department (HoD) and employees on post level 15 in National and Provincial Departments should disclose their registrable interests on the form determined for this purpose by the Public Service Commission (PSC). In May 2001, the Financial Disclosure Framework was incorporated into the Public Service Regulations (PSR), 2001 and extended to cover all members of the Senior Management Service (SMS i.e. levels 13 to 16). These Regulations have since been repealed by the PSR, 2016, which came into effect on 1 August 2016.

Prior to the implementation of the PSR, 2016 the disclosure of financial interests was made in terms of Chapter 3 C.1 of the PSR, 2001, which stipulated that every designated employee (SMS member) shall, not later than 30 April each year, disclose to the relevant Executive Authority, particulars of all her/his registrable interests in respect of the period 1 April of the previous year to 31 March of the year in question. Any person who assumed duty as a designated employee after 1 April in a year was required to make such a disclosure within 30 days after assumption of duty in respect of the period of 12 months preceding her/his assumption of duty. The Executive Authorities were required to submit copies of the forms on which the designated employees disclosed their financial interests, to the PSC by not later than 31 May of each year. These provisions of the PSR, 2001 were retained in new PSR, 2016.

The submission of financial disclosure forms by the National Commissioner, Deputy National Commissioners and Provincial Commissioners between the period 2012/2013 and 2015/2016 are indicated in Tables 1 to 3 below:

Table 1: Submission of financial disclosure forms by the National Commissioner/Acting Commissioner between the period 2012/2013 and 2015/2016

Names

Financial Years

 

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

2015/2016

Phiyega MV

(National Commissioner)

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

On suspension

Phahlane JK

(Acting National Commissioner)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

(Acting)

Table 1 above shows that the National Commissioner of the SAPS submitted her financial disclosure forms consistently between the financial years 2012/2013 and 2014/2015. The PSC did not receive the financial disclosure form of the National Commissioner in respect of the 2015/2016 financial year. This is apparently due to the fact that she has been placed on special leave during this period. The financial disclosure forms of the current Acting National Commissioner were submitted consistently between the period 2012/2013 and 2015/2016.

The submission rate of financial disclosure forms by Deputy National Commissioners is shown in Table 2 below:

Table 2: Submission of financial disclosure forms by the Deputy National Commissioners between the period 2012/2013 and 2015/2016

Names

Financial Years

 

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

2015/2016

Masemola SF

(Operational Services)

Yes

Yes

Transferred to Limpopo as Provincial Commissioner

(Please see Table 3 below).

(Post not provided for in the structure)

(Post not provided for in the structure)

Lebeya SG

(Crime detection)

Yes

Yes

Termination of service

(Post not provided for in the structure)

N/A

(Post not provided for in the structure)

Mofomme AL

(Physical Resource Management)

Yes

Yes

Termination of service

(Post not provided for in the structure)

N/A

(Post not provided for in the structure)

Mazibuko NNH

(Human Resource Management)

Yes

Yes

Retired

(Post not provided for in the structure)

N/A

(Post not provided for in the structure)

Dramat A

(Directorate of Priority Crime Investigations)

Yes

Yes

Termination of service

(Replaced by Ntlemeza BM)

N/A

Ntlemeza BM

(Directorate of Priority Crime Investigations)

Yes

Yes

Yes

(Acting in the post vacated by Dramat A)

Yes

Schutte SJP

(New Structure: Resources Management )

Yes

Submitted as a Divisional Commissioner

Yes

Submitted as a Divisional Commissioner

Yes

Submitted as Deputy National Commissioner Asset and Legal Management/ Resources Management

Yes

Submitted as Deputy National Commissioner Asset and Legal Management/ Resources Management

Mbekela CN

(Corporate Service Management: name changed to Human Resource Management in 2016)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Termination of service

Mgwenya BC

(Chief Operations Officer)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Post of Chief Operations Officer was abolished. Official was moved to the re-established post of Deputy National Commissioner Human Resource Management

Yes

Molefe J

(Executive Legal Officer)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Resigned 31-08-2016

Table 2 above shows that the ten (10) officials who are/were on the level of Deputy National Commissioner in the SAPS submitted their financial disclosure forms for the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 financial years. During the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 financial years, the SAPS experienced certain changes relating to the incumbency of the posts of Deputy National Commissioner. The following changes were experienced:

  • Masemola SF, who was the Deputy National Commissioner responsible for Operational Services, was transferred to the Limpopo Province as a Provincial Commissioner. The PSC was informed that subsequent to this transfer, the post of National Commissioner: Operational Services was not provided for on the structure of the SAPS during the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 financial years. In view thereof, the financial disclosure form of the incumbent of the post of Deputy National Commissioner: Operational Services was not expected during these periods.
  • The services of Lebeya SG, who was the Deputy National Commissioner responsible for Crime Detection, were terminated. The PSC was informed that subsequent to this termination, the post was not provided for on the structure of the SAPS during the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 financial years. In view thereof, the financial disclosure forms of the incumbent of the post of Deputy National Commissioner: Crime Detection were not expected during these periods.
  • The services of Mofomme AL, who was the Deputy National Commissioner responsible for Physical Resource Management, were terminated. The PSC was informed that subsequent to this termination, the post was not provided for on the structure of the SAPS during the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 financial years. In view thereof, the financial disclosure forms of the incumbent of the post of Deputy National Commissioner: Physical Resource Management were not expected during these periods.
  • Mazibuko NNH, who was the Deputy National Commissioner responsible for Human Resource Management, retired from the service. The PSC was informed that subsequent to this retirement, the post was not provided for on the structure of the SAPS during the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 financial years. In view thereof, the financial disclosure forms of the incumbent of the post of Deputy National Commissioner: Human Resource Management were not expected during these periods.
  • The services of Dramat A, who was the Deputy National Commissioner responsible for the Directorate of Priority Crime Investigations, were terminated during 2014/2015 financial year. This official was replaced by Ntlemeza BM in an acting capacity during the 2014/2015 financial year. Ntlemeza BM was subsequently appointed permanently to this position and his financial disclosure form for 2015/2016 financial year was submitted. Table 2 shows further that Ntlemeza BM has been submitting his financial disclosure forms consistently between the 2012/2013 and 2015/2016 financial years.
  • Schutte SJP submitted the financial disclosure form as Divisional Commissioner during the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 financial years. During the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 financial years the official submitted the financial disclosure forms as Deputy National Commissioner: Asset and Legal Management/Resources Management.
  • Mbekela CN, who was the Deputy National Commissioner responsible for Corporate Service Management (name changed to Human Resource Management in 2016) submitted the financial disclosure forms consistently between the period 2012/2013 and 2014/2015. The services of this official were terminated during the 2015/2016 financial year. In view thereof, the financial disclosure form of this official was not expected during the 2015/2016 financial year.
  • Mgwenya BC submitted the financial disclosure forms consistently between the 2012/2013 and 2015/2016 financial years. During 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 financial years the official was occupying the post of Chief Operations Officer. The PSC was informed that the post of Chief Operations Officer was abolished during the 2014/2015 financial year. The official was then moved to the re-established post of Deputy National Commissioner: Human Resource Management.
  • Molefe J submitted the financial disclosure forms consistently between the 2012/2013 and 2015/2016 financial years. Although the official resigned from the SAPS during the 2015/2016 financial the financial disclosure form for this period was submitted prior to the resignation.

The submission rate of financial disclosure forms by Provincial Commissioners is shown in Table 3 below:

Table 3: Submission of financial disclosure forms by the Provincial Commissioners between the period 2012/2013 and 2015/2016

Provinces

Names

Financial Years

   

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

2015/2016

Eastern Cape

Binta CC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Free State

Sitole KJ

Yes

Yes

N/A

Replaced by Mpembe TS

N/A

 

Mpembe TS

Submitted as Limpopo Provincial Commissioner

Yes

Yes

Gauteng

Petros M

Yes

Contract expired

Replaced by Mothiba LJ

N/A

N/A

 

Mothiba LJ

Yes

Submitted as Divisional Commissioner: Visible Policing

Yes

Replaced Petros LJ as Provincial Commissioner

Yes

Yes

KwaZulu-Natal

Ngobeni BM

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Limpopo

Mpembe TS

Yes

Yes

Yes

Submitted as Free State Provincial Commissioner

 

Masemola SF

Yes

Submitted as Deputy National Commissioner

Yes

Submitted as Deputy National Commissioner

Yes

Yes

Mpumalanga

Ntobela TR

Yes

Yes

Contract expired on

31-10-2014

N/A

N/A

 

Nogwanya VM

Yes

Submitted as Provincial Head: Legal and policy services

Yes

Appointed as Acting Provincial Commissioner on

03-11-2014

Yes

The official returned to his/her substantive post of Provincial Head: Legal and Policy Services

Yes

Submitted as Provincial Head: Legal and Policy Services

 

Magadlela MD

Yes

Submitted as Provincial Head: Detective Services: Mpumalanga

Yes

Yes

Appointed as Provincial Commissioner on

01-02-2015

Yes

North West

Mbombo MZN

Yes

Yes

Yes

Retired on

31-05-2015

N/A

 

Tsumane LJ

Yes

Yes

Yes

Submitted as Provincial Head: Detective Services

Yes

Acting on a vacant post of Provincial Commissioner

Northern Cape

Basson JD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Retired on

31-08-2015

N/A

 

Shivuri RP

Yes

Yes

Submitted as Deputy Provincial Commissioner: Policing

Yes

Appointed as Provincial Commissioner on

01-09-2015

Yes

Western Cape

Lamoer AH

Yes

Yes

N/A

Contract expired on

30-11-2015

N/A

 

Patekile TE

Yes

Submitted as Provincial Head: Operations Coordination: Eastern Cape

Yes

Yes

Yes

Appointed as Provincial Commissioner pointed as on

09-01-2016

  • Yes: denotes that the Minister submitted the financial disclosure forms of officials to the PSC.
  • No: denotes that financial disclosure forms were not received by the PSC during the financial year in question.
  • N/A: denotes that financial disclosure forms were not expected by the PSC during the financial year in question.

Table 3 above shows that all the officials within the SAPS who were occupying or acting in the posts of Provincial Commissioner, submitted their financial disclosure forms for the period between 2012/2013 and 2015/2016 financial years. The Table also shows that there were changes in relation to the incumbency of posts. These changes and the effects thereof on the state of compliance with the requirements to submit financial disclosure forms are explained in the following paragraphs:

  • Sitole KJ was replaced by Mpembe TS as Provincial Commissioner for the Free State Province during 2014/2015. In view thereof, the financial disclosure forms in respect of the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 financial years were not expected from Sithole KJ.
  • Mpembe TS submitted the financial disclosure forms as Provincial Commissioner: Limpopo during 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 financial years. He was transferred to Free State during 2014/2015 where submitted his financial disclosure forms for the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 financial years.
  • The employment contract of Petros M expired during the 2013/2014 financial years, and was replaced by Mothiba LJ as Provincial Commissioner: Gauteng. The financial disclosure form of Petros M was submitted in respect of the 2012/2013 financial year. This was the only period when a financial disclosure form was expected from this official. Mothiba LJ submitted the financial disclosure forms as Provincial Commissioner: Gauteng between the period 2013/2014 and 2015/2016 financial years. He had previously been submitting as Divisional Commissioner: Visible Policing.
  • Masemola SF replaced Mpembe TS as Provincial Commissioner: Limpopo during the 2014/2015 financial year. This official (Masemola SF) submitted the financial disclosure forms as Deputy National Commissioner in respect of the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 financial years. The financial disclosure forms of the official were also submitted in respect of the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 financial years.
  • The employment contract of Ntobela TR expired during 2013/2014 after the official had submitted the financial disclosure forms as Provincial Commissioner for Mpumalanga in respect of the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 financial years. Nogwanya VM was appointed Acting Provincial Commissioner on 3 November 2013. The financial disclosure forms of Nogwanya VM were submitted consistently between the period 2012/2013 and 2015/2016 financial years as Provincial Head: Legal and Policy Services.
  • Magadlela MD was appointed as a Provincial Commissioner with effect from 1 February 2015. This official (Magadlela MD), who was initially the Provincial Head of Detective Services in Mpumalanga has been submitting his financial disclosure forms consistently between the periods 2012/2013 and 2015/2016.
  • Mbombo MZN, who was the Provincial Commissioner for North West, retired during 2014/2015 financial year (on 31May 2015). The financial disclosure forms of this official were, however, submitted in respect of the period between 2012/2013 and 2014/2015 financial years. He was replaced by Tsumane LJ who is the Provincial Head of Detective Services in an acting capacity. Tsumane LJ has been submitting the financial disclosure forms consistently between the periods 2012/2013 and 2014/2015 financial years.
  • Basson JD who was the Provincial Commissioner for the Northern Cape submitted the financial disclosure forms consistently between the period 2012/2013 and 2014/2015. The official retired from the service on 31 August 2015 and was replaced by Shivhuri RP. The latter has been submitting the financial disclosure forms consistently between the period 2012/2013 and 2015/2016 financial years. The official was previously occupying the post of Deputy Provincial Commissioner: Policing.
  • Lamoer AH who was the Provincial Commissioner for the Western Cape, submitted the financial disclosure forms in respect of 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 financial years. The employment contract of the official expired on 30 November 2015. The official’s financial disclosure form for the 2014/2015 financial year was not submitted. This form was supposed to have been submitted in view of the fact that the contract expired seven (7) months after the due date for the submission of financial disclosure forms.
  • Lamoer AH was replaced by Patekile TE as Provincial Commissioner for the Western Cape with effect from 9 January 2016. The official (Patekile TE) submitted the financial disclosure forms consistently between the period 2012/2013 to 2015/2016 financial years. The official was initially occupying the post of Provincial Head: Operations Coordination in the Eastern Cape.

The due date for the submission of financial disclosure forms for the 2016/2017 financial year was 31 May 2017. The PSC is still capturing data relating to that.

07 June 2017 - NW699

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Hill-Lewis, Mr GG to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Did (a) his department or (b) any entity reporting to him participate in the Dialogue with the President: Unpacking of the SONA 2017 on Radical Economic Transformation Implementation event hosted at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, Durban, on 25 February 2017; if so, what amount was spent in each case; (2) did (a) his department or (b) any entity reporting to him participate in the auction of the (i) souvenirs or (ii) personal belongings of the President of the Republic, Mr Jacob G Zuma; if so, (aa) which items were purchased and (bb) at what cost, in each case?

Reply:

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE ANDS ADMINISTRATION (DPSA)

  1. (b) No
  2. (b) No (i) No (ii) No

(aa) Not applicable, (bb) Not applicable

NATIONAL SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT (NSG)

1. (a) National School of Government did not participate in the Dialogue with the President: Unpacking of the SONA 2017 on Radical Economic Transformation Implementation event hosted at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, Durban, on 25 February 2017

(2) (a) National School of Government did not participate in the auction.

CENTRE FOR PUPLIC SERVICE INNOVATION (CPSI)

  1. (b) No
  2. (b) No (i) No (ii) No

(aa) Not applicable, (bb) Not applicable

END

05 June 2017 - NW733

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Whether there is any position of deputy-director general in any national department that is currently vacant; if so (a) how long has each position been vacant and (b) what is the reason for each vacancy; (2) Whether each vacant position was advertised; if so, (a) were interviews done and (b) when will each vacant position be filled; (3) (a) What is the total amount of persons that are currently employed in each position of deputy director-general, (b) for what period has there been persons acting in each position of the deputy director-general and (c) have any of the specified persons applied for the position of deputy director-general in which they are acting; (4) Which contracts of deputy director-general will expire in the (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19 and (c) 2019-20 financial years?

Reply:

1. According to information from PERSAL, as at 28 February 2017, there are 61 Deputy - Directors General (DDG) posts that are currently vacant across National Departments (Annexure 1).

(a) Information from PERSAL indicates that the median time these posts have been vacant for is 19 months.

(b) Details with regards to the reasons for each vacancy can be obtained from the respective departments.

2. Advertising, interviewing and filling of posts within departments remain the responsibility of each Executive Authority, therefore information in this regard can be obtained from the relevant departments.

3. (a) There are 168 DDGs currently employed across all National Departments (Annexure 2).

(b) Relevant details with regards to acting appointments can be obtained from relevant departments.

 (c) Relevant details with regards to any of the specified persons having applied for the position of deputy director-general in which they are acting can be obtained from the respective departments.

4. Which contracts of deputy director-general will expire in the following financial years (Annexure 3):

(a) 2017-18 = 11 contracts

(b) 2018-19 = 5 contracts

(c) 2019-20 = 3 contracts

NB: The majority of positions at Deputy Director –General level in the Public Service are filled on a permanent basis.

END

02 June 2017 - NW1230

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Redelinghuys, Mr MH to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

Whether (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her has (i) procured any services from and/or (ii) made any payments to the Decolonisation Foundation; if not, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (aa) services were procured, (bb) were the total costs, (cc) is the detailed breakdown of the costs, (dd) was the total amount paid, (ee) was the purpose of the payments and (ff) is the detailed breakdown of the payments in each case?

Reply:

The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) did not procure any services from and/or made any payments to the Decolonisation Foundation.

The National School of Government (NSG) has neither procured any services nor made any payments to the Decolonisation Foundation.

(b) (i) No – The Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI) has not procured nor had any need to procure any services from the Decolonisation Foundation.

(ii) No – The CPSI has not made any payments nor had any need to make payments to the Decolonisation Foundation.

(aa) Not applicable

(bb) Not applicable

(cc) Not applicable

(dd) Not applicable

(ff) Not applicable

End

02 June 2017 - NW1074

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

Whether he intends to amend provisions of paragraph 1.2.4 of the Ministerial Handbook; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) by what date and (b) what will the amendments entail?

Reply:

Paragraph 1.2.4 of Chapter 5 of the Ministerial Handbook relates to the purchase of motor vehicles for Members. There are proposals to amend this provision as part of the review of the Ministerial Handbook.

(a) It is expected that the review of the Ministerial Handbook will be completed once the Joint Cabinet Committee has considered the content and approved a revised Ministerial Handbook.

(b)The details of the revised Ministerial Handbook will be made available as soon as it is approved by the Cabinet.

End

10 May 2017 - NW882

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)With reference to the Policy on Incapacity Leave and Ill Health Retirement Programme (PILIR) as approved by Cabinet, (a) what are the reasons for the refusal of the Gauteng Health Department to implement the specified policy and (b) who made the decision; (2) was this policy replaced by a different system; if not, how is the function of the PILIR performed; if so, what is the precise mandate of such a system; (3) has any action been taken against any department for not implementing the policy on PILIR; if not, why not; if so, what action has been taken?

Reply:

1(a) The DPSA is not aware of the reasons why the Department did not appoint a Health Risk Manager for the period 1 October 2013 to 31 December 2018.

1(b) In terms of Regulation 48 of the Public Service Regulations, 2016, the Head of Department is tasked with the responsibility to manage leave in the department.

(2) No, the PILIR has not been replaced by a different system and is still in effect.

PILIR is implemented in accordance with clause 7.5 of Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) Resolution 7 of 2000 as amended by PSCBC Resolutions 5 of 2001, 15 of 2002 and 1 of 2012 respectively.

According to the resolutions, an employee whose normal sick leave credits in a cycle have been exhausted and who, according to the relevant practitioner, requires to be absent from work due to a disability which is not permanent, may be granted sick leave on full pay.

The DPSA issued the Policy and Procedure on Incapacity Leave and Ill-health Retirement on the implementation of PILIR in November 2005.

(3) All departments are implementing PILIR. The Gauteng Department of Health is the only department not to appoint a Health Risk Manager for the period
     1 October 2013 to 31 December 2018.

     My office has issued correspondence to the new MEC of Health in Gauteng, to apprise her of the non-appointment of Health Risk Managers in the        Gauteng Department of Health for her immediate intervention.

END

05 May 2017 - NW734

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

Whether any government employees in (a) each national and (b) in each provincial department have been implicated by the Auditor-General’s financial year reports for (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 which revealed that employees and spouses of employees were conducting business with the departments that employ them through companies and close corporations in which they are directors or members; if so, (aa) what positions did each employee hold at the time and (bb) what action has been taken against each official?

Reply:

(a)(b) No central information repository exists to identify those government employees (or their spouses) in national and provincial departments conducting business with the departments that employ them (i)(ii)(iii)(aa). Departments may be approached for such information.

(bb) Regulation 13 (c) of the Public Service Regulations, 2016 (which came into effect on 01 August 2016) prohibits public service employees from conducting business with an organ of state. In terms of regulation 13 (c) provided public service employees with a period of six months (which ended on 31 January 2017) to relinquish their interests in business that are conducting business with an organ of state, or else to resign from the Public Service. In January 2017, a letter was addressed to my colleagues requesting them to bring Public Service Regulations, 2016 and the transitional arrangements to the attention of public service employees registered on the Central Supplier Database. They were also provided with the guideline on sanctions that may be imposed as an outcome of the disciplinary process, when an employee is in breach of Public Service Regulations, 2016. Currently the DPSA is monitoring the implementation of regulation 13 (c), which includes employees conducting business with their departments. We therefore do not as yet have information on action that has been taken against officials.

The requirements for public service employees to disclose the financial interests of their spouses is still to be enacted through the adoption of regulations in terms of the Public Administration Management Act, 2014.

End

05 May 2017 - NW932

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Majola, Mr F to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Whether there is any position of (a) chief executive officer, (b) chief financial officer and/or (c) chief operating officer that is currently vacant in each entity reporting to him; if so, (i) how long has each specified position been vacant and (ii) what is the reason for each vacancy; (2) Have the vacancies been advertised; if so, (a) were interviews done and (b) on what date will the vacancies be filled; (3) (a) what is the total number of persons who are currently employed in the specified positions in an acting capacity, (b) for what period has each person been acting in each position and (c) has any of the specified persons applied for the positions?

Reply:

DPSA

  1. The Department of Public Service and Administration (a) does not have a chief executive officer position, (b) the chief financial officer position is filled (c) does not have a chief operating officer position
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (PSC)

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is an independent Constitutional body, and its budget is appropriated via the Minister of Public Service and Administration.

  1. The PSC has no vacancy to this effect.
  2. Not applicable, please see (1) above
  3. Not applicable, please see (a) and (b) above.

CPSI

  1. (a) No, (b) No, (c) No
  2. Not applicable, (ii) Not applicable
  3. Not applicable
  4. Not applicable

NSG

1. National School of Government (NSG) is a Schedule 1 national department Equivalent positions in the NSG referred to in question 1 above are: (a) Principal, (b) Chief Financial Officer and (c) Deputy Director General: Corporate Management. Both the positions of Principal and CFO are currently filled. The post of Deputy Director General: Corporate Management (DDG: CM) has been vacant since 01 August 2016.

2. The DDG: CM position was advertised on 09 December 2016. Interviews were scheduled for 22 March 2017 but has to be postponed. A new date for interviews will be scheduled, in consultation with the NSG, by the Ministry.

3. Two Chief Directors have been appointed to act in the position on a three months rotational basis since the post became vacant. One of the two Chief Directors in in the second rotational term of three months, which ends on 30 April 2017. The other Chief Director has only acted for one rotational three months term. Both Chief Directors have applied for the vacant position.

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