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17 May 2018 - NW1242

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

With reference to her reply to question 666 on 13 April 2018, (a) what was a certain person’s (name and details furnished) (i) relationship and (ii) involvement with FeverTree Consulting before joining Armscor, (b) what were the amounts budgeted for the turnaround of Armscor, (c) what amounts have been spent on the turnaround as at the latest specified date for which information is available, specifically in favour of FeverTree Consulting, and (d) what are the details of (i) all the achievements and (ii) savings listed against the contractual milestones to date?

Reply:

a) (i) The status of Mr. Ramaphosa’s association with FeverTree Consulting (Pty) Ltd is as follows:

b) At the time of the appointment of FeverTree Consulting by Armscor, Mr Ramaphosa had resigned on 25 June 2012 from FeverTree Consulting and had no interest in the company and was not in any way associated with the company by any direct or indirect means.

c) What were the amounts budgeted for the turnaround of Armscor, (c) what amounts have been spent on the turnaround as at the latest specified date for which information is available, specifically in favour of FeverTree Consulting,

The total value budgeted for the Armscor Turnaround was R 56 283 616.00. The total amount paid to Fevertree Consulting by 30 April 2017 (end of Phase 1) amounts to R55 420 538.21. To date an additional R2 886 657.74 has been paid to Fevertree as part of Phase 2 of the turnaround implementation.

Payments made were against contracted deliverables and divided according to work streams. Six work streams were established with a total of 213 deliverables listed as follows:

Work streams

No Deliverables

Amount Paid

1. Designing a new vision for the future

23

R10 226 630.40

2. Developing New Revenue Driven Strategies

42

R 9 695 641.71

3. Enhancing and Improving Core Functions

28

R 5 861 433.40

4. Communication and Change Management

40

R 5 318 500.78

5. A New Governance Model for Armscor

45

R10 949 337.69

6. Driving Greater Efficiencies

35

R13 230 201.60

Total

213

R55 281 755.58

The contracting model adopted in phase 2, allows Armscor to approach various service providers by tender process, for support during the implementation using an approved panel of service providers. To date an additional R2 886 657.74 was paid to Fevertree Consulting, for 14 deliverables, as part of Phase 2 of the Armscor turnaround implementation, for the following projects:

Project No

No of Deliverables

 

Project 001 - Strategic Planning Implementation

9

R2 402 192.64

Project 008 - Dockyard Sustainability Plan

5

R 484 465.10

Total

14

R2 886 657.74

QUESTION 3

And (d) what are the details of (i) all the achievements and (ii) savings listed against the contractual milestones to date?

RESPONSE

Phase 1 of the Armscor Turnaround focused on an As-Is assessment and the creation of plans to bridge the gap between the current and desired end state.

(i) This table lists the key achievements of Phase 1:

Drive Revenue by Leveraging Core Strengths

  • To leverage the core (traditional) strengths; 16 opportunities were identified with 4 prioritised in the Acquisition service line.
  • 3 non Acquisition related opportunities were identified i.e. Gerotek Testing Center, AB Logistics & the Disposal of Defence Equipment

Commercialisation of technologies & patents

  • 62 commercialisation opportunities were identified which may be considered for commercialisation of IP and Technology in the civil Sector 5 with a recommended framework and approach to commercialisation

Championing Innovation (Business Development)

  • Developed a set of Business Development Frameworks for Armscor’s participation in revenue earning initiatives
  • Developed a framework for the potential Products and Services offering that Armscor can take to the market on a revenue earning basis
  • Developed a life cycle process for Higher Order Solutions sales
  • Developed a framework for the potential business models and structures related to the Products and Services categories

Acquisition and SCM

  • Developed a framework for the introduction of an Acquisition Standards and Processes Knowledgebase that will streamline the programme specific tailoring of acquisition processes to enable more efficient acquisition programmes without compromising Armscor’s service delivery accountability.
  • Developed a framework for the introduction of an Acquisition Programme Tracking and Management Reporting System that will enable the gathering of acquisition programme related information supporting the further optimisation of processes and issue resolution processes with clients and industry.
  • Developed an architecture for a more efficient Armscor Procurement Management service.
  • Developed a model for the extension of Armscor’s Procurement Management (SCM) services into a marketable revenue generating function
  • Developed a concept for the introduction of an e-Procurement ICT platform supporting the above Business Development initiatives.

Technology Management and Administration

  • Developed a framework for the introduction of a Technology Portfolio Management function that will address the Client expectations.
  • Developed a framework for participation of the TMA function in future Armscor Business Development related programmes

Sweating Special Assets

  • 4 Armscor property assets were identified and recommended as priorities for sweating and realising revenue
  • Developed a study on all Assets & a Strategy with a legal framework for sweating assets in FY 18/19
  • Established an SLA with DOD for sweating DOD assets.

Defence SOE Collaboration

  • Identified and prioritised opportunities for SOE collaboration (Transnet, CSIR, Denel)
  • Modelled an operating partnership framework and contract between Armscor and SOEs
  • Developed a Framework for localization, indigenization and defence SEZ participation.

The above mentioned frameworks and plans are the basis of the implementation Phase 2.

(ii) A total of R88,17m worth of savings were identified to be realised within a period of 12 months after the project. An amount of R 61,7m was accepted as potential savings for the organisation to pursue and implement. To date R23,45m of the accepted savings has been realised. Various Opex savings have been implemented and their consolidated gains will be quantified at the end of the FY 18/19.

17 May 2018 - NW1241

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

(1)Whether, with reference to her reply to question 665 on 13 April 2018, she has found that the old structure used by Armscor to respond to the demands of her department was insufficient; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) (a) will she provide a (i) detailed comparison between the old and the new structure, (ii) list of the demands and indicate if the demands are new or additional demands and (iii) detailed list of the new demands and (b) how will the new demands benefit Armscor and her department; (3) with reference to each general manager and chief executive officer (CEO) in the new structure, what (a) additional responsibilities were added to the job description of each, (b) were the percentage increases, (c) are the details of the previous total cost-to-company and current total cost-to-company remuneration packages paid to each and (d) were the last performance bonuses paid to each general manager and the CEO?

Reply:

665 Response: Armscor implemented an efficient structure in order to respond to the objective of the Armscor Act, respond to the demands of the Department of Defence, to be cost-effective and to achieve its Turnaround Strategy. A benchmarking study with similar organisations and state owned enterprises such as Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA) was undertaken.

The restructuring of the executive management took into consideration the delegation and accountability by streamlining and strengthening the executive decision-making to create fewer executive committee members with broader spans of control. Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) benchmarked the recommended remuneration and approval by the Board of Directors was obtained. No budgets were increased to fund new salaries and market benchmarks placed the salaries at the lower pay scale quartile which is below midpoint for executive management.

New Response: The old structure had limited capacity to respond to the demands of the DOD as well as the new business endeavours for revenue generation as per the Turnaround Strategy whilst providing effective and efficient service to the DOD.

QUESTION 2

Will she provide a (i) detailed comparison between the old and the new structure, (ii) list of the demands and indicate if the demands are new or additional demands and (iii) detailed list of the new demands and (b) how will the new demands benefit Armscor and her department;

RESPONSE

Figure 1: Old Structure

Figure 2: New Structure

The new structure provides for a wider span of control, leaner executive body to drive quick decision-making across the organisation, broader scope of services and devolution of authority. This has assisted in removing fragmentation and duplication of activities across the organisation. This has resulted in clear reporting lines and clear single person accountability thus expediting operational execution. This allows for a more focused organisation in delivering to its demands of the DOD and its new commercial imperatives. The new commercial imperatives relate to the strategic objectives of the Turnaround which are revenue generation, cost savings, efficient and efficient delivery and stakeholder engagement.

QUESTION 3

With reference to each general manager and chief executive officer (CEO) in the new structure, what (a) additional responsibilities were added to the job description of each, (b) were the percentage increases, (c) are the details of the previous total cost-to-company and current total cost-to-company remuneration packages paid to each and (d) were the last performance bonuses paid to each general manager and the CEO?

RESPONSE

The new structure entailed more responsibilities per Group Executive, combination of similar functions and centralising of the Supply Chain Management with the Acquisition function in order to ensure strategic sourcing and smart buying. The new executives who received promotions were benchmarked against the market and capped at 37.5th percentile of the market which is the lower quartile. Given the fact that the Board took a decision not to extend normal annual increase inflationary adjustment to all the GE’s who were promoted as a result of the restructuring, the real increase for the GE level amounted to 13% (factoring 0% annual increase). All new executives’ performance bonuses were capped at maximum of 8% for the last financial year. This equates to an extra months’ salary.

17 May 2018 - NW1045

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

(1)What was the total (a) amount spent by Armscor on legal costs in the past five financial years, (b) amount of (i) external legal costs and (ii) human resource related cases such as unfair dismissals and (c) number of cases that Armscor (i) won, (ii) was the default victor due to staff members not being able to fund the cases against Armscor; (2) (a) what is the name of each procured item that is still with the service provider and/or subcontractor and (b) what is the total rand value of each procured item for the past three years; (3) whether Armscor can account for each rand spent (a) from the Special Defence Account and (b) on the assets procured in the past 3 financial years; (4) whether all unaccounted assets plus their value have been reported to the Auditor-General (AG) and included in the Annual Financial Statement and AG reports?

Reply:

During the past five years Armscor was involved in the following litigation:

a) Beverly Securities v Armscor

The total amount in respect of legal costs from 1 April 2013 is R9 305 677 which represents the costs of external legal representatives, Gildenhuys Malatji in South Africa and Rui Pena & Arnaut in Portugal, including Counsel’s fees in South Africa and Portugal.

b) Quaker Peace Centre v The Government of the Republic of South Africa and Armscor

The total amount in respect of legal costs is R775 253 which represents the costs of external legal representatives, Maluleke, Seriti, Makume, Matlala Inc., including Counsel’s fees.

c) Steradian v Armscor

The total amount in respect of legal costs is R210 023 which represents the costs of external legal representatives Maluleke, Seriti, Makume, Matlala Inc, including Counsel’s fees.

d) New Generation Arms Management (PTY) Ltd v Armscor

The total amount in respect of legal costs is R69 431 which represents the cost of external legal representatives Gildenhuys Malatji Attorneys

e) MP Ngoasheng v Armscor

No legal costs have been invoiced up to date by the external legal representatives, Maenetja Attorneys.

f) Van Tonder v Armscor

The total amount in respect of legal cost is R1 228 380 which represents the cost of external legal representatives Mamabolo Phajane Attorneys, including Counsel’s’ fees.

QUESTION 2

What is the name of each procured item that is still with the service provider and/or subcontractor and (b) what is the total rand value of each procured item for the past three years;

RESPONSE

There are no items that are still with the service provider. All procured items are paid for upon receipt.

QUESTION 3

Whether Armscor can account for each rand spent (a) from the Special Defence Account (SDA) and (b) on the assets procured in the past 3 financial years;

RESPONSE

Armscor can account for all payments made in relation to the SDA.

QUESTION 4

Whether all unaccounted assets plus their value have been reported to the Auditor-General (AG) and included in the Annual Financial Statement and AG reports?

RESPONSE

All payments made in relation to the SDA are sent to Department of Defence for inclusion in the Annual Financial Statements and submitted to the AG annually.

17 May 2018 - NW1243

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

(1)With reference to external fees, (a) which service providers does Armscor make use of and (b) how are these service providers selected and then contracted; (2) (a) what are the details of the total legal fees related to dismissals and/or suspensions of employees for the past five years and (b) what is the name of each employee who was dismissed in the past five years; (3) have all the cases of dismissal and/or suspension been concluded; if not, (a) why not, (b) which cases have not been finalised, (c) on what date was each of the cases instated and (d) what are the reasons that each case has not been concluded?

Reply:

QUESTION 1

With reference to external fees,

Service providers that Armscor make use

There is a standing panel of legal firms that is utilised by Legal Services department as well the Employee Relations department. The panel was approved by EXCO and is reviewed every three years

How service providers are selected and contracted;

When the nature and the complexity of the dispute at hand warrants the appointment of a Labour Legal Expert, Employee Relations department would then recommend a service provider from the panel of approved service providers, for the approval of two Group Executives and the Chief Executive Officer. The recommendations of a service provider from the Employee Relations Department would be based on the availability, cost, experience, track record in disputes of the same nature. One of the cornerstones of fair labour practice as enshrined in both the Labour Relations Act and the Constitution is procedural fairness. Whilst each matter would be judged on its own merits Consistent application of the rule and precedence set in similar disputes is key in ensuring fairness when handling Employee Relations Disputes as result prior knowledge of the matter is some cases critical in appointing a service provider .

The Employee Relations Department is a small unit that is manned by one Specialist that specialises in labour law and looks after all the aspects of employee relations. Armscor legal department only has three commercial lawyers who focus mostly on projects and commercial contracts.

Whilst it is evident based on the summary below that majority of labour disputes are ruled in Armscor’s favour however some employees still chose to refer the matters to the labour court. Armscor would then exercise their right and oppose the matter, for example the below listed matters of employees who were dismissed for tender irregularities and the cases were ruled in Armscor’s favour by the CCMA however the employees still referred their cases to the Labour Court and Armscor opposed the matters.

Due to the nature of Armscor’s business there are cases which demand that we seek the intervention of external labour law experts .These matters involve intense investigations which deal with sensitive and secret information, they are lengthy due the evidence and voluminous documentation, for example the matter of the employee who was dismissed for being involved in espionage activities.

QUESTION 2

Details of the total legal fees related to dismissals and/or suspensions of employees for the past five years

Nature of Process

 

Legal Fees 2013-2018

Disciplinary Enquiry

R 1 299 932.99

CCMA

R 1 179 156.75

Labour Court

R 9  565 097 .10

Labour Appeal Court

R 770 000.65

 

TOTAL

R 10 214 321.51

Dismissal cases for the past five years

In the past five years Armscor has had an average of 5.8 dismissal cases per annum based on the following categories of misconduct. It is worth noting however that some employees resigned before their cases could be concluded and are thus not part of the below statistics. The Occupational Categories of the dismissed employees are as follows

Semi-skilled 8

Professionally Qualified 5

Unskilled 11

Skilled and Technical 2

Senior Management 1

Area

Number of Cases

Nature of the offence

CCMA Outcome

Labour Court Outcome

Armscor Head Office

( Pretoria)

1

Gross Misconduct -Theft

 

No referral

No referral

 

1

Gross Misconduct - Attempting to solicit a bribe from a supplier

CCMA ruled in favour of Armscor

No Referral

 

1

Poor work performance

No referral

No referral

 

1

Misconduct -Unauthorised use of Company Property

No referral

No referral

 

3

Gross Misconduct -Tender Irregularities

In one matter the CCMA ruled in favour of employee.

Armscor has applied for review and the matter at Labour Court

     

The second matter the CCMA ruled in favour of Armscor

No referral

     

Third matter CCMA ruled in favour of Armscor

Labour Court ruled in favour of Armscor

 

1

Misconduct -Misuse of Company Vehicle

CCMA ruled in favour of Armscor

No Referral

 

1

Gross Misconduct – Breach of Security

CCMA ruled in favour of Armscor

Labour Court ruled in favour of Armscor

 

1

Misconduct – Loss of Security Clearance

CCMA had no Jurisdiction

Labour Court ruled in favour of Armscor

Dockyard -Capetown

1

Gross Misconduct -Fraud

No referral

No referral

 

7

Misconduct – Desertion

No referral

No referral

 

4

Theft

No referral

No referral

 

1

Misconduct – Failure to Maintain Security Clearance due to a Criminal Record

No referral

No referral

 

1

Constructive Dismissal

Matter is with CCMA

No referral

Alkantpan

4

Misconduct -Theft

No referral

No referral

 

1

Misconduct -Misuse of Company Vehicle

CCMA ruled in favour of employee

Parties Reached Settlement

 

2

Misconduct -Desertion

No referral

No referral

IMT - Capetown

1

Gross Misconduct –Insolence, using foul language and verbally abusing his manager

CCMA referral was withdrawn by applicant

No Referral

QUESTION 3

Cases of dismissal and/or suspension that have not been concluded

There are two cases that are pending. One employee resigned in 2018 October and then proceeded to file a constructive dismissal dispute. The second matter is that of an employee who is on suspension since March 2018 and the disciplinary enquiry is scheduled for the 9 March 2018

Date when the disputes arose

The employee was placed on precautionary suspension on the 7 March 2018

The employee resigned on the 28 October 2018

Reasons that each case has not been concluded

In respect of the employee that resigned in October the case is part heard by the CCMA and the next arbitration date is the 15 May 2018. In respect of the employee who is on suspension the disciplinary enquiry is scheduled to resume on 9 May 2018.

07 May 2018 - NW1064

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

(a) What are the anticipated costs of providing for the country’s landward defence capabilities for the 2018-19 financial year and (b) what amount has actually been provided?

Reply:

a) 2018-19 Financial year: R36,256,875,856.00.

b) Amount provided: R13,929,201,744.00.

24 April 2018 - NW708

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)Whether her department has a sexual harassment and assault policy in place; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date will her department have such a policy in place; if so, (i) how are reports investigated and (ii) what are the details of the consequence management and sanctions stipulated by the policy; (2) (a) what is the total number of incidents of sexual harassment and assault that have been reported in her department (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017, (b) what number of cases were (i) opened and concluded, (ii) withdrawn and (iii) remain open based on the incidents and (c) what sanctions were issued for each person who was found to have been guilty?

Reply:

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

In terms of section 5 of the Sexual Offence Act, Act 32 of 2007 all acts associated with sexual assaults are classified as criminal offences and should therefore be criminally prosecuted and penalised. The DoD also follows the same approach in dealing with all sexual assault cases whereby offenders are criminally charged, prosecuted and penalised.

6.1.2. Yes, Sexual Harassment is included in the under-mentioned departmental policies and instructions.

a. DODI/PERS/00038/2006

b. DOD/PERS/0008/2006

c. Joint Defence Publication /PERS/00026/2006 (Edition 1)

The DOD is currently in the process of developing a stand alone policy on Sexual Harassment.

POLICING PERSPECTIVE

(1) “Sexual Harassment” and “Sexual Assault’’ – 1 January 2015 to 1 April 2017: 25 Cases reported = Sexual Harassment (8) + Sexual Assault (17)

(i) 01 April 2015 – 31 March 2016 =07

  1. Sexual Harassment (05)
  2. Sexual Assault (02)

(ii) 01 April 2016 – 31 March 2017 =13

  1. Sexual Harassment (01)
  2. Sexual Assault (12)

(iii) 01 April 2017 – 13 March 2018 =05

  1. Sexual Harassment (04)
  2. Sexual Assault (01)

(2) what number of cases were (i) opened and concluded, (ii) withdrawn and (iii) remain open based on the incidents and (c) what sanctions were issued for each person who was found to have been guilty?

(b) “Sexual Harassment” and “Sexual Assault’’ – 1 January 2015 to 13 March 2018

(i) 25 Cases Opened and Concluded: Sexual Harassment (8) and Sexual Assault (17),

01 April 2015 – 31 March 2016 = 08

  1. Sexual Harassment = 05
  2. Sexual Assault = 03

01 April 2016 – 31 March 2017 = 13

  1. Sexual Harassment = 10
  2. Sexual Assault = 3

01 April 2017 – 13 March 2018 = 04

  1. Sexual Harassment = 02
  2. Sexual Assault = 02
  3. Withdrawn: 04 cases,

01 April 2017 – 13 March 2018 = 04

  1. Sexual Harassment = 00
  2. Sexual Assault = 04
  3. Remain open: 19 still under investigation,

01 April 2015 – 31 March 2016 = 09

  1. Sexual Harassment = 05
  2. Sexual Assault = 04

01 April 2016 – 31 March 2017 = 09

  1. Sexual Harassment = 01
  2. Sexual Assault = 08

01 April 2017 – 13 March 2018 = 01

  1. Sexual Harassment = 00
  2. Sexual Assault = 01

PROSECUTION PERSPECTIVE

1. Financial Year (F/Y) 2014/15:

a. Total number of cases reported = 15.

b. Total number of cases finalised= 6.

c. Total number of cases outstanding=9.

d. Total no of cases withdrawn=1

2. Financial Year (F/Y) 2015/16:

a. Total number of cases carried over from F/Y 14/15 =9.

b. Total number of cases reported =4.

c. Total number of cases finalised=1.

d. Total number of outstanding cases=13

e. Total no of cases withdrawn=0

3. Financial Year (F/Y) 2016/17

a. Total number of cases carried over from F/Y 15/16 =13.

b. Total number of cases reported =2.

c. Total number of cases finalised=1.

d. Total number of outstanding cases=15

e. Total no of cases withdrawn= 0

4. Financial Year (F/Y) 2017/18:

a. Total number of cases carried over from F/Y 16/17 = 15.

b. Total number of cases reported =5.

c. Total number of cases finalised=3.

d. Total number of outstanding cases=17.

e. Total no of cases withdrawn= 0

The current (F/Y 2017/18) number of sexual assaults cases outstanding (remain open) is =17.

1. The following table depicts the total number of accused found guilty of sexual assault and sentences thereof (sanctions):

Serial No.

Force No and Name

Description of Offence

Sentence/Sanction

F/Y

01

94683679PE MWO Indurith

Accused touched the private parts of the complainant

Fine of R6000 and suspended sentence of 6 months imprisonment and discharge from the SANDF, both sentences of 6 months imprisonment and discharge suspended for a period of 3 years

2014/15

02

9802261PE Sgt Monageng

Accused made sexual advances to a lady Capt

Fine of R1000

2014/15

03

94822285PE S/sgt Mfene

Accused touched breast and vagina of the complainant

Fine of R4000 and 180 days detention and reduction to the ranks wholly suspended for a period of 3 years

2014/15

04

04048856ME Rfn Ramuhashi

Touched the complainant’s nipples

Fine of R6000 and 365 days detention

2017/18

DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY VETERANS

REPLY

(1) (a) and

(b)The Department of Military Veterans has a draft policy on Sexual Harassment which is aligned to the DPSA. The draft policy is pending the necessary consultation processes which are envisaged to be finalised during the 2018/19 financial year.

With respect to questions (i) the sexual harassment policy is confined to acts of misconduct arising from work[place violations of sexual nature or sexual violence, acts of misconduct in government departments are generally dealt with in terms of the Disciplinary Code and Procedures for the Public Service contained in Resolution 1 of 2003 of the PSCBC (for employees within the salary levels 1 to 12 categories) and the Disciplinary Code and Procedures for members of the Senior Management Service contained in chapter 7 of the SMS handbook (for employees within the salary levels 13 to 16 categories). Therefore acts of sexual harassment and assault are addressed through the relevant disciplinary code and procedures making reference to the relevant policy. (ii) The sanctions are determined following a process of disciplinary enquiry/hearing which may assume an informal or formal setting. According to the two codes a list of possible sanctions will include corrective counselling, verbal warnings, written warnings, final written warnings, suspension without pay, demotion or a combination of these sanctions and dismissal.

(2) (i) for the past financial years i.e. 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18, two cases of sexual harassment and one case of assault were reported. (b) The one assault case was finalised on 19 October 2015 and the one sexual harassment case was finalised on 28 January 2017. The other sexual harassment case was reported on 9 March 2018 and is under investigation. (ii) No cases were withdrawn and (iii) one case is pending because it was recently reported (c) in terms of the two cases the employees were found guilty, a sanction of dismissal was implemented as an appropriate sanction recommended by the chairperson of the disciplinary hearing.

20 April 2018 - NW471

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) What (a) is the current operational status of the aircraft under the control of the 21 Squadron of the SA Air Force and (b) are the details of the maintenance contracts for the fleet; (2) what (a) contingency arrangements have been made given the operational status of the fleet, (b) is the cost of the arrangements in the current financial year and (c) actions are being taken and/or will be taken to ensure that the squadron continues to operate?

Reply:

1. (a) The VVIP fleet is unserviceable.

(b) The maintenance support user requirement to place contracts are still being finalised for all systems.

2. (a) The SAAF will utilise the National Treasury RT61 contract for hiring aircraft or charter through SAA.

(b) Total cost of aircraft hiring for financial year 2017/18is: R30 946 094.55

President’s Flights = R22 202 485.53

Deputy President’s Flights = R 7 156 503.51

Minister of Defence and Military Veterans = R 1 587 503.51

20 April 2018 - NW958

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

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 35 for oral reply on 7 March 2018, she can provide (a) a list of names of the (i) companies and (ii) individuals from whom the aircrafts were hired, (b) the details around the (i) number of times each specialised aircraft was utilised and (ii) cost to hire each aircraft and (c) the total amount paid to each company and/or individual?

Reply:

1. (a) (i) Execujet SA (Pty) Ltd

Fortune Air (Pty) Ltd

National Airways Corporation (Pty) Ltd

VOGN (Pty) Ltd

South African Airways

(ii) The SAAF procurement process of VVIP chartered aircraft does not allow for direct chartering from individuals, unless the approved tender processes were adhered to (including, but not restricted to approval from National Treasury).

(b) (i) See below-listed spreadsheet.

(ii) The cost to hire each aircraft:

(c) National Airways Corporation (Pty) Ltd: R17 409 603.65

Execujet SA (Pty) Ltd: R12 660 961.82

Fortune Air (Pty) Ltd: R 8 418 837.83

VOGN (Pty) Ltd: R 8 361 503.42

South African Airways: R 1 932 956.54

20 April 2018 - NW953

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

(1)(a) What were the costs of chartering SAA Airbus A300-200 with registration ZS-SXW for the visit of the President, Mr C M Ramaphosa, to Rwanda and other African countries, (b) was a cost-benefit-analysis done, (c) why was the aircraft chartered and (d) was chartering the aircraft the most cost-effective option; (2) has the SA Air Force and/or the National Treasury considered other options for the President’s flights; if not, why not; if so, what were (a) the other options and (b) the costs of the alternative options that were considered? NW1039E

Reply:

1. (a) The SAAF/SANDF did not charter an A300-200. The cost of chartering the A330-200, Registration No: ZS-SXW Waterkloof to Rwanda and back to Waterkloof was R1 725 468.09.

(b) Yes.

(c) To air transport the Principal.

(d) Yes - The transportation of our Principals is the sole responsibility of the SANDF through the SAAF,

2. (a) Yes. The transportation of our Principals is the sole responsibility of the SANDF through the SAAF.

(b) Chartering aircraft is an involved exercise and one of the main considerations is safety and security of our Principals

20 April 2018 - NW940

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)What number of (a) poachers and (b) illegal immigrants were arrested by the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) members deployed in the Kruger National Park in each year since 1 January 2010; (2) what number of cases regarding (a) poachers and (b) illegal immigrants were referred to the SANDF by the (i) SA Police Service (SAPS) members deployed in the Kruger National Park and (ii) SA National Parks rangers at the Kruger National Park annually since 1 January 2010; (3) what number of successful prosecutions resulted from the above-mentioned arrests?

Reply:

S/No Suspects/Year    Apprehended    Wounded      Killed     Arrested      Total per year

1           2010                      0                       0                0              0                 0

2           2011                      4                        2                9             16                31

3           2012                      8                        3                7              33               51

4           2013                      5                        1                1               6                13

5           2014                     14                        4               2              19               39

6           2015                      0                         3               3                9               15

7           2016                      0                         5                2              22               29

8          2017                       0                         2                 2               3                 7

9          2018                        0                         0                 1               2                 3

TOTAL                               31                      20                 27             110           188

(a) The above figures are concerned with only poaching suspects, (Op RHINO/Op HORIZON).

(b) Illegal immigrants apprehended are handed over to the SAPS immediately; therefore the statistics thereof are not in the SANDF domain.

Question 2: What number of cases regarding (a) poachers and illegal immigrants were referred to the SANDF by the (i) SA Police Service (SAPS) members deployed in the Kruger National Park and (ii) SA National Parks rangers at the Kruger National Park annually since 1 January 2010?

REPLY: None.

Question 3: What number of successful prosecutions resulted from the abovementioned arrests?

REPLY:

The South African Defence Force (SANDF) is deployed on the National Borders as one of the Government Departments charged with the responsibility to ensure border safeguarding and is therefore required to work in accord with the SAPS. Therefore the SANDF is obliged when poachers and/or illegal immigrants are arrested, to hand the alleged perpetrators over the SAPS immediately, as such the SANDF would not have a mandate to conduct any criminal investigation and therefore no statistical data is available within its domain.

All criminal investigations are investigated by the SAPS, whom after completion submit it to the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) for further processing.

19 April 2018 - NW962

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

(a) What is the total number of members of Armscor who attended the 2018 Cape Town Jazz Festival, (b) what is the name of each member who attended, (c) what was the cost for each in respect of (i) flight, (ii) accommodation, (iii) jazz ticket and (iv) any other entertainment, (d) where did each member stay during the jazz festival, (e) on what legal provision did Armscor rely to justify the costs and (f) what is the name of the person who authorised the (i) expenditure and (ii) attendance of the members?

Reply:

a) Two members

b) Ms L Mzili & Mr T Goduka

c) (i) Flights for one person Total = R 4 675.38

(ii) Accommodation for one person Total = R 3 050.20

(iii) Tickets Total = R19 520.00 (inclusive of refreshments)

(iv) Entertainment Total = Nil

d) One member stayed at Protea Hotel Victoria Junction while the other permanently resides in Cape Town

e) Whilst the primary client will always be the SANDF / Department of Defence, Armscor Act 51 of 2003 also enables the Corporation to:

  • Exploit commercial opportunities as may arise out of Armscor’s duty to acquire defence matériel or to manage technology projects (4.3a (i))
  • Procure commercial matériel on behalf of any organ of State at the request of the organ of State in question (4.3a (ii)), and

In pursuit of its mandate and strategic objectives, Armscor is committed to engage with its stakeholders; to build and enhance relationships for the benefits of the organisation at identified platforms.

Armscor has embarked on the implementation of its strategy - “On Time In Time - Towards A Sustainable Future”, setting direction towards improving long term financial sustainability of the Corporation by identifying, pursuing and realising business opportunities through leveraging Armscor’s capabilities while also improving organisational efficiencies. In this regard, revenue generation and stakeholder management are two of the four key strategic objectives Armscor has set to realise its strategy. To this end, targeted markets have been identified to expand and position Armscor’s value proposition; offering its services. Armscor considers it key to build, maintain and enhance relationships with both its existing and potential stakeholders. And as such, some members of the Portfolio Committee were invited; Department of Corporative Governance & Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Robben Island Museum (RIM) and the Department of Defence. Armscor has thus submitted a proposal of an estimated revenue of R7m to Municipalities and is currently assisting RIM on its WWII Relics Maintenance Program.

f) (i) & (ii) The Chief Executive Officer of Armscor: Mr Kevin Wakeford

19 April 2018 - NW314

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

What amount did (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her spend on the promotion or celebration of the Year of O R Tambo on the (i) Africa News Network 7 channel, (ii) SA Broadcasting Corporation (aa) television channels and (bb) radio stations, (iii) national commercial radio stations and (iv) community (aa) television and (bb) radio stations since 1 January 2017?

Reply:

(a) and (b) NONE

16 April 2018 - NW112

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

With reference to her reply to question 3874 on 27 November 2017, (a) what are the academic requirements to be a member of the pool of specialists within the Internal Audit section of the SA Army, especially to be in a leadership role of a unit consisting of accountants and Charted Accountants (CAs), (b) what are the reasons that a certain person (name furnished) was appointed to a leadership role in this unit taking into account that the specified person does not have a CA qualification but rather an MBA which is not an accountant or audit specialist and expert qualification, (c) what was the specified person’s actual work as reserve force member for the period 23 August to 17 November 2017, (d) what training and official courses did the specified person successfully complete to be a reserve force member, with specific reference to the apparent rank of Colonel and (e) what is the remuneration that was paid, or will be paid to the specified person for the reserve force service period 23 August to 17 November 2017?

Reply:

a) There are no specific academic qualifications prescribed to be a member of one of the categories in the Pool of Specialists although academic qualifications are one of the criteria when potential members are selected. In the internal Audit section it is preferred that members must be qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) although it is very difficult to recruit members with that type of qualification into the SA Army as reservists. When the requirement was identified for this section as part of the Pool of Specialists, the said member was the CEO of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) and he recruited some of the CA's within the PIC on a voluntary basis to assist with the SA Army on a part time basis as and when required to perform certain tasks related to auditing and financial control. The said member had extensive experience in public finance.

b) A number of attributes are considered when members are appointed in the Pool of Specialists as Reserve members. The said member was appointed to be in control of this section based on his experience in the field of public finances as well as his demonstrated leadership role in National Treasury after 1994 and also based on his experience as the CEO of the PIC.

c) Col Molefe advised and assisted the Military Command Council wrt strategic SANDF issues in the asset management and financial structure and architecture domains. Although he was called up over period mentioned, he only reported for duty as and when necessitated by his allocated responsibilities and tasks.

(d) The said member was appointed as a Colonel in 2009, together with 33 other reserve officers, in terms of a regulation where former Ex-NSF members were appointed as Reserve Force members. This was done under Department of Defence Instruction: C Pers No 7/99 "Appointment of ex-NSF members in the Reserve Force" issued by CSANDF on 20 September 1999. This whole effort was based on a need that existed to establish a process for members of the non-statutory forces (ex-NSF) to apply to join the Res F by entering into an appropriate agreement with the SANDF. This was further based on a need to transform the leader group of the Reserve Force. Members falling into this category were recommended for a certain rank by a specifically constituted Selection and Staffing Board based on previous military as well as other experience and where they will be utilised. The appointment for these members was signed by the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans. After appointment these Reserve Force members underwent an orientation course which included military etiquette and aspects of officers formative. Col Molefe was also appointed in 2011 as the honorary colonel of the SA Irish Regiment. He is one of two officers in the SANDF who serve as a Reserve Officer and also holds an appointment of Honorary Colonel.

e) The remuneration for a Colonel in the Reserve Force currently is R 1 857.00 per day. In the case of Col Molefe he was not paid anything for his service during that period. He preferred to do the work pro bono. In order to comply with DOD regulations regarding access to information and military cantonments, he was officially called up.

16 April 2018 - NW977

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

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:

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

The Department of Defence is the custodian of the Defence Endowment Property Portfolio with the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans appointed as the trustee with ultimate ownership responsibility for all endowment property.The Department of Defence report on; and disclose this portfolio in the Departmental Annual Financial Statements.

DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY VETERANS

The Department of Military Veterans does not have exclusive rights to state land and does not own, occupy nor lease state land.

ARMSCOR

The table below details the land Armscor owns (i), (ii) have exclusive rights to and/or lease from the State:

 

 

Description of Property

Zoning / Potential Use

Land Size m² (hectares)

1

GEROTEK

Portion 171 of the farm Elandsfontein 352 JR, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality.

Current Zoning: Agricultural” with “Special” business use.

Potential Use:

Business Use

512 000.00

(512.00 ha)

2

ALKANTPAN

Section A - Lodge

Section B – Residential Dwellings

Section C – Testing Range

Current Zoning: Agricultural.

Potential Use:

Business Use

Section A: 14.73 ha

Section B: 1.65 ha

Section C: 85 000 ha

3

ERASMUSKLOOF

Sports Grounds – ERF 610

Current Zoning: Zone 21 for Private Open Space.

Potential  Use:

Business Use

50 389.00

(5.04 ha)

4

ERASMUSKLOOF

Vacant Land

ERF 684 – Extension 4

Current Zoning: Zone 2: Residential 2 and Zone 17: Agricultural

Potential Use:

Business Use

72 935.00 (7.29 ha)

5

TECHNO PARK, CENTURION

Erf 11 PORTION 2 HIGHVELD, CITY OF TSHWANE METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

Current Zoning: Industrial 2 Use.

11 978.00

(1,1978 ha)

 

(iii) IMT Simonstown

 

Description of Property

Zoning / Potential Use

Land Size m² (hectares)

1

INSTITUTE FOR MARITIME TECH FACILITIES (IMT)

ERF 3779 SIMON’S TOWN, CITY OF CAPE TOWN MUNICIPALITY

Lease through DPW

Current Zoning: Business use

10590.00

(1.5ha)


 

13 April 2018 - NW349

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James, Ms LV to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(a) What is the total amount that was (i) budgeted for and (ii) spent on her private office (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017 and (b) what was the (i) remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in her private office in each of the specified periods?

Reply:

The Ministerial Handbook provides guidelines on the appointment of the staff in the Private Office. It equally provides the recommended salary levels of each post. The salary levels are adjusted on an annual basis as prescribed in the Public Service Regulations.

The Office of the Minister has a full staff complement as defined in the Ministerial Handbook. In line with the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPi) and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act am unable to provide the members with such confidential information in the manner it is requested.

I however draw the honourable members to the department’s Annual Report wherein the organogram of the department provides the information required. Should it be insufficient, the department will make the personal files of the officials available for further scrutiny by the Auditor General as prescribed by the Act.

13 April 2018 - NW666

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

Whether the shareholder position of a certain person (name and details furnished) in a certain company (name furnished) and its subsidiaries was disclosed to her department before any tenders were awarded to the specified company as a service provider to her department and Armscor; if so, (a) has she found that there was a potential conflict of interest and (b) what were the findings of the Auditor-General in respect of tenders that were awarded to the company?

Reply:

FeverTree Consulting is a Management Consulting firm. The company was appointed to assist Armscor in the co-management of a turnaround of the corporation. The company was appointed, through an open tender process conducted in accordance with applicable legislation, included the participation of other interested parties, to assist Armscor in the co-management of a turnaround of the corporation. Criteria in the Tender process were formulated in an order of the specialist competencies and experience that Armscor require for the corporate turnaround. FeverTree Consulting was the only company that complied with all of the criteria.

The status of Mr. Ramaphosa’s association with FeverTree Consulting (Pty) Ltd is as follows: At the time of the appointment of FeverTree Consulting by Armscor, Mr Ramaphosa had resigned on 25 June 2012 from FeverTree Consulting and had no interest in the company and was not in any way associated with the company by any direct or indirect means.

13 April 2018 - NW665

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

What (a) are the details of the remuneration increases for the management at Armscor since 1 April 2017 and (b) were the reasons for the increases?

Reply:

Armscor implemented an efficient structure in order to respond to the objective of the Armscor Act, respond to the demands of the Department of Defence, to be cost effective and to achieve its Turnaround Strategy. A benchmarking study with similar organisations and state owned enterprises such as Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA) was undertaken.

The restructuring of the executive management took into consideration the delegation and accountability by streamlining and strengthening the executive decision making to create fewer executive committee members with broader spans of control. Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) benchmarked the recommended remuneration and approval by the Board of Directors was obtained. No budgets were increased to fund new salaries and market benchmarks placed the salaries at the lower pay scale quartile which is below midpoint for executive management.

 

13 April 2018 - NW664

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

(a) What is the total number of staff members at Armscor who were granted (i) severance and/or (ii) special termination packages (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017, (b) why was employment terminated in each case, (c) what was the rand value of each package and (d) how were the packages funded?

Reply:

a) The total number of staff members at Armscor who were granted severance or Special packages are as follow:

  • 2015/16 - 0
  • 2016/17 - 2
  • 2017/18 - 29

b) The Early Retirement and Voluntary Severance Packages were offered to employees aged 55 and above subject to the retention of skills, availability of successors for critical positions, non-compromise in meeting operational deliverables as well as the financial implications per employee.

Where the company could derive savings within three years of the total severance package, an offer was made for two weeks’ pay for every year of service plus company pension benefits up to 60 years age. A total of 23 employees accepted this package.

Where the company could not deliver savings within three of the total severance package one week counter-offer was made for every year of service plus company pension benefits up to 60 years of age. A total of 6 employees accepted this package.

This proposal was approved by the Board of Directors.

13 April 2018 - NW663

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

(1)What progress has her department made with the handing over of the dockyards to Denel; (2) has Denel’s financial challenges and the National Treasury requirements relating to the handing over of the dockyards been resolved; if not, (a) what are the persistent challenges, (b) how will they be resolved to ensure the commencement of the projects and (c) on what date will the projects commence; (3) whether there are any financial risks if the awarded tenders to two certain companies (names furnished) cannot commence; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what will the costs be in each case?

Reply:

Denel was given until the 28 February 2018 to meet the suspensive conditions of securing a strategic partner in the Dockyard Transfer. On the basis that the deadline was not met, the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans determined that no further extensions be granted and that the transfer process be cancelled. Armscor continues to manage the Dockyard and deliver maintenance services of the SA Navy vessels. Armscor is now tasked with pursuing the renewal strategy of the Dockyard.

The two tenders relating to Project Hotel and Biro are standalone projects and have no interface with the Dockyard Transfer.

 

11 April 2018 - NW220

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

What are the details of the SA National Defence Force’s cooperation agreement with South Sudan?

Reply:

OBJECTIVES:

According to Article 1 of the MOU, the Parties shall cooperate in the use of defence resource and promote joint research and development, including procurement of defence equipment, promote cooperation in the field of training, promote mutual support by encouraging and facilitating the exchange of defence related information, cooperate in the field of military medical services including the exchange of medical personnel and information regarding military health aspects, encourage the exchange of military personnel visits at all levels and promote sporting and cultural links between the Armed Forces, identify and promote defence related activities, including peace support operations and disaster management which would serve the principles of standardisation and inter-operability, foster cooperation between their respective defence-related industries, and act only in advisory and training capacities and will under no circumstances take part in hostilities or operations of a warlike nature by any armed force of the Republic of South Africa or the Republic of South Sudan, nor any operation of any force concerned with the enforcement or maintenance of peace, internal security or law and order.

10 April 2018 - NW579

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Whether she received a formal complaint with regard to a certain person (name and details furnished) who is allegedly bullying employees of the Internal Audit Division of the Department of Defence in the workplace; if so, (a) on what date did she receive the specified complaint, (b) what were the relevant details of the complaint and (c) what steps did she take in this regard?

Reply:

a. On what date did she receive the specified complaint

The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans did not receive any formal complaint from the Internal Audit Division employees with regard to the said certain person. However, an anonymous collective complaint was received by the office of the Secretary for Defence during September 2016.

b. What were the relevant details of the complaint?

The anonymous collective complaint was regarding allegations of unhealthy working environment, victimisation and poor work relations from the Internal Audit Division.

c. What steps did she take in this regard?

Due to the fact that the complaint was anonymous, complex and broad the Department of Defence (HR Division) could not register this matter on the Individual Grievance IT System, which is a tool available to deal with all grievances of officials in the department.

The Secretary for Defence instructed the Chief Human Resource to conduct a suitability to work assessment with regard to the complaint since it is HR related. After assessing the anonymous complaint a team of Psychologist from Military Psychological Institute as well as Management Renewal Services personnel were appointed to conduct a comprehensive investigation with implementable recommendations.

The organisational diagnosis is finalised and the department is in the process of implementing the recommendations.

10 April 2018 - NW872

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

(1)Of the 175 disciplinary proceedings regarding financial misconduct reported by the Public Service Commission as not completed by the Department of Defence as at 31 March 2017, what is the total number that has been completed to date? (2) what is the total number of disciplinary proceedings regarding financial misconduct that have been initiated by her department since 31 March 2017? (3) what is the total number of complete disciplinary proceedings to date that were initiated by her department since 31 March 2017?

Reply:

a) Of the 175 disciplinary proceedings regarding financial misconduct reported by the Public Service Commission, the total number of completed to date from (01 April 2017 to 28 February 2018) is twenty one (21).

b) The total number of disciplinary proceedings regarding financial misconduct that have been initiated since 01 April 2017 is ten (10).

c) The disciplinary processes that were initiated since 01 April 2017 were not completed due to the complexity of preparing the criminal cases and lengthy processes involved in prosecuting financial misconduct cases that consist mainly of the theft of state funds and fraud and corruption.

19 February 2018 - NW79

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

With reference to the businesses owned by 132 military veterans that registered with her department in the 2016-17 financial year, what is the (a) military formation that each military veteran who owns these businesses is part of, (b) nature of each such business and (c) the location of each business, including the (i) town and (ii) province?

Reply:

a) During the year of reporting the details for each of the formations was not captured as a key requirement. This detail has now started to be collected and will be availed in future reporting cycles as required.

b) The nature of businesses registered on the business register is varied. The attached list of companies on the Skills Development and Empowerment Business Support Unit Register shows what the nature of each of the businesses is.

c) The submitted reports have captured the Province of each business location but has not yet lifted the actual town in the province. It is important to show that most business submissions in the year of reporting have been from Gauteng province. This has arisen out of the proximity of the National office to access for military veterans in Gauteng. Going forward, the data set for collection will be expanded to give the details for the towns of business locations. Further, with the presence of provincial coordinators in provinces, it is envisaged that details for military veterans businesses in provinces other than Gauteng will also be submitted.

List of Military Veterans Businesses on DMV Business Register

Ser

Business Name

Economic Sector

Province

1

Mmaraba Maintenance Suppliers

(Security) Arms and Ammunitions

Gauteng

2

Machindira

Construction and Maintenance

Gauteng

3

Shikamo Trading and Properties

Building Construction

Gauteng

4

Khuphuka Kings Airways

Air Freight and Cargo

KwaZulu-Natal

5

Abasunguli Training Specialists (Pty) Ltd

Education and Training

Gauteng

6

Fasimba Primary Co-operative

Primary Agriculture

Eastern Cape

7

Boxfusion JV

Information and Communication Technologies

Gauteng

8

Siyakha Primary Co-operative

Mining

Northern Cape

9

Dataforce Construction and Projects

Built Infrastructure, Waste Management and Recycling, Security

Gauteng

10

MMKTS Co-operative

Fuel and Coal Supply, Safety Equipment and Consulting

Gauteng

11

Bomahlwa Co-operative

Agriculture (Pig and Poultry Farming)

Gauteng

12

Keemakae Enterprises

Manufacturing Sector for Security Services

Gauteng

13

WOMVASA Investment Holdings

Woman Military Veterans' Empowerment Initiatives

National

14

Kutulo Investment Holdings

General Service Provisioning

Gauteng

15

Lerumo Masoja

Agriculture

Gauteng

16

Newcastle Solar Power

Solar and Renewable Energy

Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal

17

Rampact Logistics

Security

Gauteng

18

Eyomama Business Initiative Co-operative

Waste Management, Construction

Eastern Cape

19

Konsortia

Oil, Gas and Fuel Supply and Distribution

Gauteng

20

Umkonto We Sizwe Veterans Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Broad Based Empowerment of Military Veterans

Gauteng

21

Ntsimbenyama (Pty) Ltd

Materials Recycling

Gauteng

22

K2014122595 (South Africa) Pty Ltd

Agrarian and Rural Development

Gauteng

23

Moncada Green Technologies

Green and Renewable Energy

Eastern Cape

24

Sha Ce Trading Enterprises

General Trading Enterprise

KwaZulu-Natal

25

Liger Security Services and Projects (Pty) Ltd

Security Management

Gauteng

26

Dumazi Projects and Plant Hire Ltd

Textiles and Manufacturing, Security, Construction

Gauteng

27

Mintiro Primary Co-operative Ltd

Construction, Manufacturing, Security, Transport Provision

Northern Cape

28

Tirela Industries (Pty) Ltd

Engineering Projects Design, Solar Energy

Gauteng

29

Lamarutla Trading and Projects

Agriculture - Livestock Production

Gauteng

30

Mophetibility Accommodation and Projects

Transport, Accommodation and Security Services

North West

31

Duvalia's General Trading

Poultry Farming

Gauteng

32

MKMV Mamelodi Branch Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Skills Training and Employment

Gauteng

33

Amulike Farmimg and Marketing (Pty) Ltd

Commercial Crop Farming

Gauteng

34

Mosemelelo Trading and Projects cc

Agriculture

Gauteng

35

Military Veteran Funeral Home (Pty) Ltd

Funeral Services

Gauteng

36

Skipper Property Holding (Pty) Ltd

Property Development and Investments

Gauteng

37

Vulisa Cleaning and Maintenance

Security Management, Cleaning Services, Maintenance

Western Cape

38

LabMab (Pty) Ltd

Maintenance of Highly Specialised Laboratory Equipment

Gauteng

39

African Pride Supply and Projects (Pty) Ltd

General Products and Service Supply

Gauteng

40

HRA Foxtrot Pty (Ltd0.

Construction

Gauteng

41

Ntandokayise Trading Enterprise Pty (Ltd)

Wheel alignment

Gauteng

42

Ezanoxolo Co-op

Cleaning Services

Gauteng

43

Suzmor Projects Pty (Ltd)

Catering

Gauteng

44

Mac Brite Security Pty (Ltd)

Security

Gauteng

45

Ninja Protection and Security Services

Security

Eastern Cape

46

Mawethu Co-op

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

47

Dizi Brothers Logistics Co-op

Logistics

Gauteng

48

La Muhler Co-op

Chicken Farming and Property Development

Gauteng

49

Kasebone Multipurpose Co-op

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

50

Maoka Transport & Projects Pty (Ltd)

Farming

Gauteng

51

Jamobo Development Solutions

Construction

Gauteng

52

Modiro Medical & Projects Pty (Ltd)

Medical Equipment Supplier

Gauteng

53

 Osmos Consulting Pty (Ltd)

Business Training Consultancy

Gauteng

54

Maphanga B & B Pty (Ltd)

Hospitality

Gauteng

55

Nkonjae Pty (Ltd)

Construction

Gauteng

56

MaRogers Projects

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

57

Mabhaka Electrical Projects

Electrical Services

Gauteng

58

Mkuki Wataifa Pty (Ltd)

Not determined

Gauteng

59

In-Laws Projects Pty (Ltd)

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

60

Baubaamonare Trading & Projects Pty (Ltd)

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

61

Lemolesemono Co-op

Clucth and Brake Refurbishing

Gauteng

62

Refihlile Agricultural Farming & Projects Co-op Ltd

Farming

Limpopo

63

Kopano e Khabane Pty (Ltd)

Agriculture

Gauteng

64

Ngatana Pig and Chicken Farming Co-operative

Chicken and Pig Farming

Gauteng

65

Nkarcia trading and projects

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

66

GMH Secure Logistics

Logistics

Eastern Cape

67

Msara Bed and Breakfast Pty(Ltd)

Hospitality

North West

68

Granite Patterns Trading Enterprise

Construction

Gauteng

69

Diamond Shine

Security

Gauteng

70

Zheys Catering

Catering

Gauteng

71

Zero Cockroaches Pty (Ltd)

Pest Control

Gauteng

72

Harmer and Circle Trading Enterprise

Hardware Trading

Gauteng

73

Kuretse Trading Enterprise

Not determined

Gauteng

74

Atap Maintenance and Construction

Construction

Free State

75

Masake Attorneys

Legal Services

Gauteng

76

Balise Sustainability Project

Not determined

Gauteng

77

Tshedza Protective Services

Security

Gauteng

78

Manthata Protection and Security

Security

Gauteng

79

L. Moitsepi Consulting

Services

Gauteng

80

Bakarner Trading and Projects

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

81

Yeti Trading Enterprise

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

82

Thekiso M Trading and Projects

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

83

Kwandilitha Trading and Projects

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

84

Treveor Properties cc

Property Development and Investments

Gauteng

85

Abba Father Construction

Construction

Western Cape

86

Siyaya Owethu

General

KwaZulu-Natal

87

Tyanini and Associates (Pty) Ltd

Debt Collection

Gauteng

88

Ray 5 Holdings

Construction (Civil and Maintenance)

Western Cape

89

Sankatane 76 Primary Co-operative

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

90

Dinote Commercial Trading cc

Construction

KwaZulu-Natal

91

Siyaya Owethu Pty (Ltd)

Clothing Manufacture

KwaZulu-Natal

92

Ninonke Business Enterprise cc

Construction

KwaZulu-Natal

93

Ntiyantiya Trading Enterprise Pty (Ltd)

Multi Purpose (General Trading, Construction, Transport)

KwaZulu-Natal

94

Megacity Property Investment 7

Property Development and Investments

KwaZulu-Natal

95

Osmoz

Hardware

Gauteng

96

Amazing Wining Trading and Project Pty (Ltd)

Multi Purpose

KwaZulu-Natal

97

Amabhubesikazi Business Solution

Multi Purpose

KwaZulu-Natal

98

Cas Nova Security Services

Security Services

KwaZulu-Natal

99

Siphiwe Ndlovu Investment Pty (Ltd)

Multi Purpose

KwaZulu-Natal

100

Wanda M Trading Enterprise Pty (Ltd)

Not Determined

KwaZulu-Natal

101

Mandlomkhoto Security and Enterprise

Multi Purpose

KwaZulu-Natal

102

BEETEE’S Cabs cc

Transport, Poultry Farming

KwaZulu-Natal

103

Manjeza Security Pty Ltd

Security

KwaZulu-Natal

104

Eric Ndimande Trading and Projects

Multi Purpose

KwaZulu-Natal

105

Logtrain international (Pty) Ltd

Technology

Western Cape

106

Fonto (Pty) Ltd

Multi Purpose

Northern Cape

107

Umusa Omuhle Event Venue (Pty) Ltd

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

108

Feo Siza (Pty) Ltd

Multi Purpose

Free State

109

Keetso Trading Enterprise

Training

Gauteng

110

Velizwe Trading and Projects

Gardening and Cleaning Projects

Gauteng

111

Ngingumtshinga Matheka Trading and Enterprise

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

112

 Old Town Investment 345cc

Mining

Durban

113

Montlelo Trading Enterprise

Life Coaching

Gauteng

114

Magaiva General Trading

Brick Making

Free State

115

Delumzimba Service Station and Bakery

Energy

KwaZulu-Natal

116

Phil and Phel General Dealer

Construction maintenance

Gauteng

117

Mangope Pty (Ltd)

Health (herbalist)

Gauteng

118

Princes and Angels Nursery School confirmed

Education (ECD)

Free State

119

Molotsi Trading and Project Development

Cattle farming

Gauteng

120

MKMVA Holding

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

121

Lindelani Unlimited Marketing

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

122

Basupatsela Civil Projects

Construction

Gauteng

123

Phithm Trading and Project

Laundry

Gauteng

124

Monkethe Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

125

7369 Holding

Multi Purpose

Limpopo

126

Sabaha April Commercial Co-operatives

Multipurpose

Limpopo

128

Value Chain Innovations (Pty) Ltd

Multi Purpose

Gauteng

129

Habasisa Enterprise

Farming

Free State

130

Who The Cap Fits Co-operative

Multi Purpose

KwaZulu-Natal

131

Sizabaphofu Primary Co-operative

Multi Purpose

KwaZulu-Natal

132

Nthonga Telecommunications and Communications

Telecommunications

Gauteng

09 February 2018 - NW154

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

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. The Department of Defence is the custodian of the Defence Endowment Property Portfolio with the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans appointed as the trustee with ultimate ownership responsibility for all endowment property. The Department of Defence report on and disclose this portfolio in the Annual Financial Statements. Questions regarding land are responded by means of Immovable Asset Register (attached [3 pages])

19 December 2017 - NW3836

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

With regard to the 179 military veterans and/or parents of dependents who received general advice on business support development in the 2016-17 financial year, what (a) is the military formation that each was part of, (b) are the details of the general advice given, (c) are the details of service providers who conducted the advice on business support development, (d) are the details of the venues, including (i) town, (ii) province and (iii) number of military veterans in each venue and (e) is the total cost incurred for the service?

Reply:

Refer to the attached documents.

19 December 2017 - NW3463

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

(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:

Regulation 13 (c) of the Public Service Regulations of 2016 prohibits employees of departments from doing business with the State from 1 August 2016. The transitional provisions of the regulations require that the following actions must be taken by 1 February 2017 in relation to those contracts that were awarded before 1 August 2017:

An employee shall:

  • cease conducting business with the organ of the state;
  • resign as an employee; or
  • resign as a director of a company that conducts business with an organ of state or resign as an employee;

Furthermore, section 30(1) of the Public Service Act of 1994 states “No employee shall perform or engage himself or herself to perform remunerative work outside his or her employment in the relevant department, except with the written permission of the executive authority of the department.”

A total number of 34 employees of the Department of Defence have been recorded as doing business with the Department on contracts secured after 1 August 2016 involving a total of 46 contracts/quotations to a total value of R4 349 466. These findings amount to a contravention of the Public Service Code of Conduct and are being investigated. There were no ongoing contracts awarded before 1 August 2016 where no action was taken to dispose of the interest.

The Department of Military Veterans reports that in the 2016-17 financial year, as per the Department’s records and also confirmed with AGSA, there was a finding made by AGSA, during 2016/17 audit process, where an official of the DMV was detected to be doing business with North West: Edu & Sports Development. This is contravening Regulation 13 (c) of the Public Service Regulations of 2016 and the matter is receiving attention.

 

19 December 2017 - NW3690

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

What are the financial implications of the delay in completing the refurbishment of (a) 2 Military Hospital from 29 January 2017 to 30 June 2018 and (b) 1 Military Hospital indefinitely?

Reply:

(a) The is no financial implications of the delay in completing the refurbishment of 2 Military Hospital.

(b) The financial implications of the delay in completing the refurbishment of 1 Military Hospital amounts to R 103 504 181 from 01 April 2017 to 31 October 2017 and projected to R 165 606 690 for FY 2017/2018.

 

 

06 December 2017 - NW3846

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

With regard to the 1593 military veterans who received counselling in the 2016-17 financial year, what (a) was the military formation of each military veteran, (b) is the name of the (i) town and (ii) province where each military veteran received counselling, (c) is the name of each service provider who provided counselling in each (i) town and (ii) province (d) is the accreditation status of each service provider (e) what is the total number of service providers that are from the private sector and (f) are the broad categories of counselling that were provided?

Reply:

a) was the military formation of each military veteran,

 

b) The reporting format does not drill to a level of town. The process is underway to review the format in order to add other fields.

 

c) is the name of each service provider who provided counselling in each (i) town and (ii) province

  • In 2016/17 financial year, Military Veterans and their dependents received treatment at the South African Military Health Service Areas and within the Department of Military Veterans.

d) is the accreditation status of each service provider

  • The South African Military Health Services are accredited under the current Laws and Legislation.

e) what is the total number of service providers that are from the private sector

  • All Military Veterans were referred to the SAMHS areas and service points.

f) are the broad categories of counselling that were provided

06 December 2017 - NW3837

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

With regard to the 1908 military veterans or parents of dependents who received training and skills development in the 2016-17 financial year, what (a) is the military formation that each was part of, (b) are the details of the training and skills development, (c) are the details of each service provider who provided training, (d) are the details of the venues, including (i) town, (ii) province and (iii) number of military veterans in each venue, (e) is the total cost incurred for the training provided and (f) are the reasons that none of the military veterans were placed in a job?

Reply:

(a) When accessing the skills development benefit, previous formation or grouping is not part of the prerequisite. The department (skills development doesn’t request applicant to provide information in that format, therefore such information is not available.)

(b) What are details of the training and skills development?

Response

The training requested by military veterans and their dependents varies from Agriculture, driving school, security, computer literacy, plumbing, welding etc. attached hereto is the list of military veterans and their dependents training provided.

(c) Details of each service provider who provided training.

Response

List of service providers.

There are over 40 training provider reflected on the attached list.

(d) details of (i) town, (ii) province and (iii) number of military veterans in each venue,

Response

The methodology of implementing training and skills development is of the reactionary basis. The applicant identifies his/her area of needs / training and the institution / service provider for that particular training and thereafter submit a request to the department. It is for that reason that the department has limited information on the service provider, their facilities, town etc.

(e) The total cost incurred for the training provided.

Response

The total expenditure for 2016-17 on training and skills development is attached.

30 November 2017 - NW1602

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

What percentage of the military hardware budget is used to procure goods made by South African arms and technology companies like Denel?

Reply:

The total value of contracts from the 2017/18 DOD and SANDF budget that Armscor has placed, amounts to R10 241 708 505.Orders to the value of R8 488 376 899 were placed on local Industry. This includes an amount of R27 563 605 for the Simon’s Town Dockyard and an amount of R4 707 818 586 that is contracted to Denel.

30 November 2017 - NW2878

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

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) listed assets (aaa) directly held and (bbb) indirectly held and (bb) unlisted investments (aaa) 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:

NON-CURRENT ASSETS

R'Millions

   
 

Property, plant and equipment

1 463.1

     
 

Investment property

72.9

     
 

Intangible assets

12.8

     
 

Investment in joint venture

3.1

     
 

Financial instruments

131.4

     
   

Government and other bonds

18.4

     
   

Shares - Listed

55.6

     
   

Deposits at banking institutions

39.2

     
   

International investments

18.2

     

TOTAL NON-CURRENT ASSETS

1 683.3

     
             
             
             

CURRENT ASSETS

       

AGING

0 - 3 months

3 - 6 months

6 - 12 months

Beyond 12 months

 

Assets held for sale

0.4

-

-

-

 

Inventories

29.6

-

-

-

 

Trade and other receivables

123.4

19.0

20.3

-

 

Cash and short term deposits

764.9

-

-

-

 

Taxation

26.0

-

-

-

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

944.3

19.0

20.3

-

30 November 2017 - NW3838

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

With regard to the 22 business ventures of military veterans that received letters of support from her department in the 2016-17 financial year, what (a) is the military formation of each military veteran, (b) are the details of the general advice, (c) are the details of each service provider and (d) is the total cost incurred for the service?

Reply:

Business Name

Initials & Surname

Former Force (a)

Advise/Support

(b)

African Pride Supply & Projects (Pty) Ltd

SE Gumede

APLA

Wrote support letter to access land and livestock from Dept of Rural Development.

Labmab (Pty) Ltd

KA Mabule

SADF

Letter to confirm that the company is owned by a Military Veteran

Lindelani Unlimited Marketing

PMV Makhanya

MK

Letter to submit with a tender document for petrol and diesel supply.

Trans-Sector Learning

ML Ntlabathi

APLA

Letter to confirm that the company is owned by a Military Veteran

MBD Construction & Civil Works cc

HB Khumalo

MK

Support letter subcontracting work for Basil Reed

Mosemelelo trading & Projects

BM Mosoeu

MK

Letter to access land from Rural Development

Amulike farming & Marketing

SE Zulu

MK

Wrote support letter to access land from Rural Development.

Lamarutla Trading & Projects

LJ Lepulane

MK

Needed a support letter to access Nguni cattle from Rural Development

MKMV Mamelodi branch holdings

PA Khalo

MK

Letter to submit with a Security tender

Duvalia’s General Trading

KS Mbemba

MK

Support letter for poultry equipment to Rural Development

Mophetebility Accommodation

JM Mpete

MK

Needed a support letter to access market.

Maoka Transport cc

WK Maoka

SADF

Request for pig feed at Chris Hani Municipality, Rural Development

Animal production section.

Mosemelelo Trading & Projects

BM Mosoeu

MK

To confirm that he is a MV to the Rural development to acquire land and other resources.

Goodhope Creations

RJ Mabote

SADF

Letter to confirm that he is a Military Veterans to submit with tender documents

Okas’ Transport

W Moaka

SADF

Request to buy pigs and stock feed for pigs

Taruni Trading (Pty) Ltd

AS Somdaka

TDF

Request for land at Rural Development

Dumazi Project & plant hire (Pty) Ltd

JE Ngobeni

SADF

Confirmation that the company is owned by a Military Veteran.

MKMVA Holdings

SE Masilela

MK

Letter for a tender at the Dept of Social Development

Value Chain Innovation

V Thabethe

MK

Needed a letter of support for confirmation of being a Military Veteran for tenders with Government Departments and the Road Traffic Management Corporation

Amazing Wining Trading and Projects

HIM Ngubane

MK

Needed a letter of support for confirmation of being a Military Veteran.

(c) Letters are issued in-house

(d) No financial implications

 

30 November 2017 - NW3393

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

What is the current status of the (a) intensive care unit and (b) operation theatres at 1 Military Hospital in comparison with 2 Military Hospital?

Reply:

The optimal functioning of the (a) intensive care unit and (b) operational theatres at 1 Military Hospital has been compromised by the delayed refurbishment project. The intensive care unit at I Military Hospital is also not yet operational. The intensive care unit and operational theatres at 2 Military Hospital are operational as the refurbishment project of 2 Military Hospital has been finalised.

30 November 2017 - NW2719

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

(1)How many maintenance contracts does her department currently have in place for the maintenance and servicing of aircraft; (2) (a) how many maintenance contracts for the maintenance and servicing of aircraft (i) expired and (ii) were not re-advertised (aa) in the (aaa) 2015-16 and (bbb) 2016-17 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017, (b) what is the basis upon which it was decided not to re-advertise and (c) which aircrafts are affected in each case; (3) will any contract expiring in the 2017-18 financial year be re-advertised; if not, (a) what are the reasons for this decision and (b) which aircrafts are affected?

Reply:

1. The SAAF has 16 aircraft in service of which each aircraft can have one or more support contracts depending on SAAF capability, support concept and funding source. There are contracts for aircraft support, engine support, avionic suite support, material supply, ground equipment support, training equipment support, infrastructure support, etc. At present the department has maintenance contracts in place for 12 aircraft.

2. (aaa) No contracts expired and were not advertised in the 2015/16 year.

(bbb) one maintenance contract expired during the 2016/17 financial year.

(bb) 4 maintenance contracts expired since 1 April 2017 and which were not re-advertised

(b) Armscor can only advertise tenders for new contracts when it receives a valid instruction from the DOD. No valid instruction for the advertisement of these 5 aircraft are currently in the possession of Armscor.

(c) The aircraft for which the maintenance contracts have expired since 1 April 2017 and for which the contracts have not been advertised are the following :

- Cessna Citation

- Beechcraft King Air

- Cessna Caravan

- Boeing Business Jet

- Dassault Falcon 50 and Falcon 100

3. Armscor will only re-advertise contracts that will be expiring in the 2017/18 financial year once it is in receipt of valid instructions from the DOD. To date, Armscor has not received any new instructions for the advertisement of maintenance contracts that will be expiring.

Currently the SAAF is undertaking a review of its internal capabilities where an audit of Air Servicing Units (ASU) and squadrons is undertaken to determine what work can be outsourced and can be performed in-house by the SAAF.

At the request of the SAAF, Armscor is also undertaking a review of all SAAF maintenance contracts to ensure that best value for money contracting is undertaken. In this regard, there will be different tenders that are going to be advertised such as ones for material supply, consolidation of different contracts, contracting directly with original equipment manufacturers (OEM) or maintenance and repair organisations (MRO), etc. There will also be new tenders that will be advertised that will ensure that the SAAF internal capabilities are enhanced.

29 November 2017 - NW3258

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

(1)Whether, with reference to the need for infantry support equipment and vehicles, the Africa Truck project undertaken by Denel and procured by Armscor has been developed specifically for the environment and geographical requirements of the troops in the United Nations Peacekeeping mission territories in Central Africa; if not, (a) why not and (b) how will the requirements be met; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether she has made a commitment to meet other capital equipment requirements of the SA National Defence Force; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  (1)    TRUCK AFRICA is an indigenous RSA IP between CSIR, Armscor and Denel, it is specifically meant to withstand conditions in terrains in which the SANDF conducts operations in the continent.

(2) Commitments to meet capital equipment requirements of the SANDF are part of the DOD Strategic Capital Acquisition Master Plan (SCAMP) which will be adjusted and aligned with the work of the Defence Review Implementation Planning Team (DRIPT).

29 November 2017 - NW2922

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

With reference to her reply to question 2603 on 28 September 2017, what are the names of the 15 foreign military forces that have held joint training exercises with the SA National Defence Force in South Africa since 2012?

Reply:

  1. Angola.
  2. Argentina.
  3. Botswana.
  4. Brazil.
  5. France.
  6. Germany.
  7. India.
  8. Lesotho.
  9. Malawi.
  10. Namibia.
  11. Netherlands.
  12. Tanzania.
  13. Uruguay.
  14. USA.
  15. Zimbabwe.

29 November 2017 - NW3394

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

What (a) investigations and/or oversight visits were conducted by the Surgeon General to the military hospitals from 1 January 2012, (b) consequential measures did the Surgeon General take in addressing the various challenges and concerns identified during the oversight visits at the military hospitals, including (i) procurement delays, (ii) refurbishment projects delays, (iii) transport and (iv) medical stock and security and (c) remedial steps did her department take to address these challenges and concerns?

Reply:

(a) The Surgeon General has conducted several oversight visits to 1 Military Hospital since his appointment as Surgeon General on 1 April 2013. The Chief Directors and Directors execute instructions to conduct staff visits to all three the military hospitals with the aim to perform evaluation and monitoring within the respective statutory and functional environments.

(b) The feedback of the staff visits are discussed at the Chief Director Military Health Force Preparation forum during which consequential measures are discussed to address the various challenges and concerns within the resources of the SAMHS. Critical issues are furthermore discussed at the SAMHS Command Council and challenges that cannot be resolved at the level of the Surgeon General and the SAMHS as a result of the impact of strategic risks such as budgetary constraints. The strategic risks are reported to higher headquarters through formalised processes and forums.

The challenges and concerns that are referred to in Question 3393 are mostly issues that are registered by the SAMHS as strategic risks. The chronic underfunding of the Defence function in general impacts on the capacity of the SAHMS to mitigate some of the risks.

The likelihood and impact of the risks such as low stock levels and obsolete and outdated equipment and technology increase year-on-year in the absence of resources. The Surgeon General and the SAMHS address these challenges and concerns within the resource limitations. The implications of budgetary constraints, however, leads to challenges such as mentioned in the questions of the National Assembly. Furthermore the SAMHS competes with the open labour market for scarce human resources such as medical officers and specialists.

(c) The response to the question of remedial steps are as follows:

(i) Procurement delays. Procurement delays have been addressed by the Surgeon General through the restructuring of the SAMHS Procurement Unit. The reality of insufficient funding, however, impacts on the ability of the SAMHS to procure sufficient medical stock (pharmaceuticals and medical consumables).

(ii) Refurbishment project delays. The SAMHS is in a difficult position as a result of the failure by third parties to fully complete the upgrading of especially 1 Military Hospital into a composite facility. Contractors are largely limited in their scope of work due to financial constraints. Preventative measures are instituted within the limited financial resources to avoid further deterioration. On 18 January 2013 the National Department of Public Works appointed consultants for upgrading and refurbishment of the 1st floor of 1 Military Hospital. The SG was not satisfied with the progress and elevated his concerns to the Ministerial level.

The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans took a decision that the Defence Works Formation must take over the project. However, the function of day-to-day maintenance of the hospital remained with the National Department of Public Works.

The Logistics Division, Defence Works Formation, has been appointed as the responsibility owner of the refurbishment of 1 Military Hospital. An Infrastructure Subcommittee was established to address the refurbishment of 1 Military Hospital. Project plans have been compiled in collaboration with external service providers.

(iii) Transport. Transportation in terms of ambulances for medical evacuations and patient transportation requires huge capital injections. The Surgeon General has attended to this capability within the means of the SAMHS operating financial resources and a less than 1% capital budget.

(iv) Medical Stock. Pharmaceuticals and medical consumables are high cost drivers that are directly linked to the financial resources or the allocated budget of the SAMHS. SAMHS reprioritise its annual allocated budget to make provision for medical stock within the limitations of an ineffective baseline allocation. In the instance where financial resources are depleted the Chief Financial Officer is approached for additional funds.

(v) Security. Security is also a challenge or concern that requires financial resources whether the installation of physical security measures ie cameras and fences or human resources to guard infrastructure. The SAMHS addresses security measures within the allocated resources.

27 November 2017 - NW2718

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

(a) What is the total amount that her department spent on VIP flights for (i) the President and (ii) other dignitaries attending the 9th BRICS Summit held in China from 31 August to 4 September 2017 and (b) from which (i) programme and (ii) sub-programme of her department’s budget were these costs paid in each case?

Reply:

The cost for the charter services to BRICS Summit in China is R 6 680 000.00. Funds for this requirement were out of VVI Unit budget for charter flights.

27 November 2017 - NW2717

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

(1)(a) What is her department’s budget for VIP flights in the 2017-18 financial year and (b) what amount did her department spend on VIP flights (i) in the (aa) 2015-16 and (bb) 2016-17 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017; (2) (a) what is the total number of VIP flights that her department undertook since 1 April 2017 and (b) what was the cost of each flight?

Reply:

Fin Year

Budget for VVIP Charter flights

Expenditure for VVIP Charter flights

2017/18

R 24 992 229.00

R 18 430 452.26

2016/17

R 26 880 267.00

R 61 078 365.26

     

2015/16

R 22 875 721.00

R 17 775 033.11

 

R 74 748 217.00

R 97 283 850.63

   

2. (a) what is the total number of VIP flights that her department undertook since 1 April 2017 and (b) what was the cost of each flight? NW 3024

REPLY

VVIP flights for 2017/18

   

Number of Charter flights

Cost per Charter flight

1

R 616 744.00

2

R 1 142 665.14

3

R 908 000.00

4

R 433 516.00

5

R 4 681 500.00

6

R 6 680 000.00

7

R 697 253.70

8

R 755 000.01

9

R 510 000.01

10

R 557 500.00

27 November 2017 - NW2630

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

(1)Was an official from her department or any of the entities reporting to her present at the Waterkloof Air Force Base to receive persons entering the base for purposes of (a) disembarking aircraft Z-WPE (details furnished) and/or (b) embarking the specified aircraft (details furnished); if not, in each case, why not; if so, (i) what is the (aa) full name and (bb) professional designation of the official concerned, (ii) what are the (aa) full names and (bb) nationality of every person who disembarked at the base and (cc) when was her department notified of each person’s arrival; (2) has the specified aircraft departed from or arrived at the Waterkloof Air Force Base on any other date besides the specified dates in August 2017?

Reply:

(1) (a) Yes

(b) Yes

(i) (aa) Lt Col Hoosein Maal

(bb) Officer in Charge AFB Waterkloof Movement Control Centre

27 November 2017 - NW2631

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

Was the flight that (a) arrived at Waterkloof Air Force Base from Harare on or about 16 August 2017 and (b) departed from Waterkloof Air Force Base to Harare on or about 20 August 2017 granted an RSA05 clearance; if so (a) who approved the clearance and (b) on what basis was the clearance done?

Reply:

(1) (a) Yes

(b) Yes

(2) (a) The RSA05 clearance was issued by Lt Col T.D. Pretorius (Authority Officer Air Force Command Post)

(b) It was done on approval received from Defence Intelligence (who responded to a letter/request from DIRCO stating that this was a diplomatic mission in terms of the State Visits Policy of DIRCO). This approval was signed by Brigadier General M.E. Gcasa on behalf of/as directed by Lieutenant General J.M. Nyembe (Chief Defence Intelligence).

27 November 2017 - NW3874

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Whether a certain person (name furnished) is employed by the SA National Defence Force in any capacity; if so, (a) what is the specified person’s (i) job title and (ii) salary package, (b) from what date was the person employed, (c) was the position that the person currently holds advertised, (d) were other candidates considered and (e) what amount has the person been paid since the date of appointment?

Reply:

a) (i) Officer in the Pool of Specialists within the Internal Audit section of the SA Army. A Reserve member is only called up for a specific period for specific services when required.

(ii) The member was called up for the first time over period 15 -19 March 2010 and received a remuneration of R4006.85. The daily tariff for a Reserve Col in 2010 was R801.37 per day. Over period 19-22 August 2010 the officer was utilised as an auditor and received R3205.48. On 26 November 2010, the member received an amount of R1389.04. This was back pay for receiving the incorrect daily tariff in August 2010. The daily tariff for utilisation in 2017 is R1865.40 per day for Reserve Force Col.

b) 15-19 March 2010 first call up, second call up 19-22 August 2010 and last call up was 23 August until 17 November 2017.

(c) and (d)

Reserve call-ups in the SANDF are not advertised.

(e) The latest call up of the member was over the period 23 August 2017 to 17 November 2017. The remuneration for the latest call-up is yet to paid.

27 November 2017 - NW3845

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

With regard to the 15 740 military veterans healthcare beneficiaries, (a) what is the military formation of each military veteran, (b) from which province is each military veteran, (c) what are the categories of diseases that military veterans are treated for, (d) what are the current Memoranda of Understanding that exist between her department and (i) provincial hospitals and (ii) municipal clinics, (e) what arrangements and procedures do military veterans follow when seeking medical treatment from private medical doctors or clinics and (f) is the breakdown of military veterans visiting all the different health facilities in the country?

Reply:

1.A) what is the military formation of each military veteran

ORGANOZATION

NUMBER

APLA

2256

AZNLA

244

BDF

523

CDF

268

MK

6238

   

SADF

4445

SANDF

504

TDF

678

UDF

134

VDF

34

UNKNOWN

416

 

15740

b) from which province is each military veteran

PROVINCE

NUMBER

EC

2357

FS

738

GP

3573

KZN

1317

LP

873

MP

559

NC

959

NW

1109

WC

1565

UNKNOWN

2690

 

15740

 

c) what are the categories of diseases that military veterans are treated for

    • Chronic diseases i.e. Hypertension, Diabetics
    • Lung Diseases
    • Digestive Diseases
    • Musculoskeletal Diseases
    • Metabolic Disorders
    • Eye Diseases
    • Heart Diseases
    • Skin Diseases
    • ENT
    • Endocrine Diseases
    • Nervous system Diseases
    • Immune System Diseases
    • Cancer

These are the common diseases identified.

d) what are the current Memoranda of Understanding that exist between her department and (i) provincial hospitals and (ii) municipal clinics,

The Department has the Memorandum of Understanding with The Department of Defence to provide services to Military veterans.

e) What arrangements and procedures do military veterans follow when seeking medical treatment from private medical doctors or clinics?

All Military veterans access services through the South African Military Health Services which will in turn refer to other service providers in case they do not have the services.

f) is the breakdown of military veterans visiting all the different health facilities in the country

In 2016/17, an average of 5007 military veterans visited the SAMHS facilities. The DMV paid a total of R61M for Healthcare services.

27 November 2017 - NW3844

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Of the 50 graduates of military veterans’ dependents, as reported in the Annual Performance Report of the 2016-17 financial year, what (a) is the military formation each military veteran was part of, (b) is the total amount of the bursary awarded to each graduate and (c)(i) faculties and (ii) universities have they graduated from?

Reply:

The Number of graduates and other qualifications were 50 for the 2016/17 academic year as per DMV 2016/17 annual report.

(b) The total amount awarded will be difficult to calculate as some students were funded in the middle of their studies as they started before the education support was provided in the DMV. However, on an annual basis, students are funded within the maximum threshold, which was R68 000 per annum in the beggining, and subsequently increase to R72 000 in 2016.

27 November 2017 - NW3841

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

With reference to the 168 military veterans who received houses in the 2016/17 financial year, what (a) is the breakdown of the military veterans according to each province, (b) military formation was each military veteran part of, (c) is the total number of houses built for military veterans in collaboration with her department as at 31 March 2017 in terms of (i) each province and (ii) military formation and (d) other models of military veterans housing development are being considered to accelerate housing delivery?

Reply:

A) During the 2016/17 financial year, 168 houses were built for Military Veterans in the following provinces:

Province

Number of Houses Built

Eastern Cape

6

Free State

5

Gauteng

48

Kwazulu Natal

1

Limpopo

15

Mpumalanga

36

North West

19

Northern Cape

38

b) The beneficiaries of the 168 houses belonged to the following former military formations:

Military Formation

Number of beneficiaries

APLA

22

AZANLA

1

BDF

10

MK

83

SADF

45

SANDF

5

TDF

1

World War 2

1

c) Yes.

d) The Department is constantly investigating

27 November 2017 - NW3689

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

According to the findings of the Auditor-General of South Africa for the 2015-16 financial year which were reported during the 2016-17 financial year, (a) why were goods and services with a transaction value of more than R500 000 procured through an unfair competitive bidding process in contravention of the National Treasury Regulation 16A.3.2(a) and (b) what consequence management was applied in this instance?

Reply:

Question 1a.

What were goods and services with a transaction value of more than R500 000 procured through an unfair competitive bidding process in contravention of the National Treasury Regulations 16A3.2 (a) and (b):

Response

The goods and services related to this audit finding is the Through Life Capability Management (TLCM) Implementation Project.

Question 1(b)

What consequence management was applied in this instance?

Although the decisions were taken by a project team and bidding committee level, the process advisors should have underscored the ambiguity of section 5 of the SCM Practice Note No 3 of 2003, to inform consultation with National Treasury prior to award. In this regard Director Matériel Governance, Risk and Compliance was held responsible for this irregular expenditure and was given a letter of admonishment because there was no display of malicious intent or intentional deviation from the process.

27 November 2017 - NW3688

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

According to the findings of the Auditor-General of South Africa for the 2015-16 financial year which were reported during the 2016-17 financial year, (a) why were certain contracts extended or modified without the approval of a properly delegated official as stipulated by National Treasury Instruction Note 32 and (b) what consequence management was applied in this instance?

Reply:

Question 1a.

Why were certain contracts extended or modified without the approval of a properly delegated official as stipulated by National treasury Instruction Note 32

Response

In terms of Paragraph 3.3 of the National Treasury Practice Note 5 of 2009/2010 for SITA procurements of goods and services the procurement officer obtained a letter from SITA giving the DOD permission to continue to procure on its own as one of the options. SITA response was deemed sufficient proof that SITA as an organ of the Minister of DPSA is officially delegated to approve such authority. Taking into account the aforementioned, an additional approval was not obtained from the Minister of DPSA nor any other official from DPSA.

Question 1b.

What consequence management was applied in this instance?

Based on the process that was followed and that SITA gave the DOD the option to procure using the DOD procurement process, no DOD member was held liable for the irregular expenditure.

27 November 2017 - NW3687

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

(a) What plans does her department have to further decentralise procurement and provide units with self-accounting status, (b) how will financial scrutiny be ensured should this happen, (c) what will become of the Area Support Bases, (d) will level 4 procurement sections be reviewed and aligned with SA Police Service and decentralised procurement of other government departments?

Reply:

Question 1a.

What Plans does her department have to further decentralise procurement and provide units with self-accounting status:

Response

There are no further plans to further decentralise procurement. Procurement delegations have been devolved to the lowest level (Level 4) in the Department.

Question 1b.

How will financial scrutiny be ensured should this happen?

Response

Financial scrutiny is administered by the finance functionaries (budget managers). Each unit that has a procurement delegation processes their requirements through their duly established financial control committees. Payment is executed at financial management division, any invoices that are inconsistent with the delegation are not processed until the matter has been resolved.

Question 1c.

What will become of the Area Support Bases?

Response

Area Support Bases are part of the procurement delegation regime.

Question 1d.

Will level 4 procurement sections be reviewed and aligned with SA Police Service and decentralised procurement of other government department?

Response

The current DOD procurement delegation regime is in line with reigning legislated procurement prescripts, there is no intent to align it to SAPS or any other department’s procurement delegation regime.

27 November 2017 - NW3185

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

(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. ) It is not clear from the question what is meant by ranks of service providers. The rank system in the department applies only to current and former members of the SANDF. In addition, given the large and varied scope of the procurement services in the Departments and its entities, it will be better if the question specified the category of services or goods in terms of which information is required over the past five years

27 November 2017 - NW2930

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Dr P J Groenewald (FF Plus) ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) With reference to her reply to question 2365 on 28 September 2017, (a) at what bases did each incident of theft and burglary take place and (b) what items were stolen at each specified base in each case; (2) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

 

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE & MILITARY VETERANS

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY

2930. Dr P J Groenewald (FF Plus) ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:

(1) With reference to her reply to question 2365 on 28 September 2017, (a) at what bases did each incident of theft and burglary take place and (b) what items were stolen at each specified base in each case;

(2) whether she will make a statement on the matter? NW3247E

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Theft of State Property - January 2016 (15 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

SAS Saldanha

Water Pump

1

NB Simon’s Town

Water Pump

1

Naval Mess Pta

TV

2

DOD HQ

2 x Memory Stick,

Laptop

2

AFB Waterkloof

4 x computers,

Laptops

1

AFB Waterkloof(1 ASU)

Liquor

1

SAMHS HQ

Batteries and Tyres

1

AFB Makhado

Underground Water Pump

1

7 SAI Bn

Rations

1

4 SAI Bn

Rations

1

Regt De La Rey

Truck Batteries

2

AFB Bloemspruit

Rations,

Computer

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Theft of State Property - February 2016 (7 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

Simonsberg

38. Revolver Gun

1

NB Simon’s Town TPT

Fuel

1

Langebaanweg Mil Base

Contract workers stealing State Property

1

SAS Saldanha

Laptop

1

Shamrock Mess

Rations

1

ASB Kimberley

Diesel

1

ASB Polokwane

Fuel

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Theft of State Property - March 2016 (21 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

AFB Swartkop

Cell phone

2

MDW 142 SQN

Cables,

Cables

1

Medical Depot Karee Base

Compressor

1

4 SAI Bn

24 x corrugated irons

3

Mil Base Potchefstroom

Light Poles and Cables, Fuel of SAMIL, Fuel

1

2 SAI Bn

Fuel

1

EMR HQ

Tool Box

2

ASB Kimberley FASC

2 x Cashier short of cash

1

8 SAI

Cash

1

ASB Durban

Rations

1

Mil Base Wynberg

Tool Box

1

NB Simon’s Town Upperdido T/Park

Multimeter

1

SAS Saldanha

Copper Wire

1

AFB Langebaanweg

Camera,

Micro wave

1

Mil Equestrian Club House Langebaanweg

Copper pipes

1

SA War College

Laptop

1

Infantry School

Bicycle

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Theft of State Property - April 2016 (13 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

Mil Base Wynberg

Notes of evaluation

1

NB Simon’s Town West Yard

Petrol

1

NB Simon’s Town Lower North Battery Centre

Tools

1

ASB BFN De Brug Magazine

Mil vehicle radio

2

NB Durban

Copper Pipes,

7 x Tastic rice

1

NB Durban Jnr NCO Dining Hall

Rations

1

6 SAI Bn

Rations

1

J Tac HQ North West

Rations

2

DHQ

Cartridges,

Computers

1

SAMHS Depot

Ammunition

1

NB Simon’s Town Warfare School

Monitor Screen

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Theft of State Property - May 2016 (14 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

AFB Snake Valley

Petrol

1

DHQ

3 x Laptops

1

AFB Waterkloof

Computer

1

NB Simon’s Town Mrs Building

2 x Batteries and power cables

1

SAS Saldanha TPT

Laptop

1

3 Mil Hospital Mess

Rations

1

1 Parachute Bn

Camo Uniform and 2 x Hand Grenades

2

School of Armour Tempe

7 x 12 Volts Batteries

2 x 12 volts Batteries

1

Pongola OPSl Base

Rations

1

5 SAI Bn

2 x Radios

2

ASB Potchefstroom

Lawnmowers,

Solar Batteries

1

4 Art Regt LWT,

48 x Samil and Ratels Batteries

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Theft of State Property - June 2016 (16 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

2 Mil Hospital

CPAP Machine

1

44 Para Regt

Z88 Pistol

1

JHB Military Police

2 x State Laptops

1

ASB Kimberley FASC

Money

1

DHQ

Cartridges

1

AFB Swartkop

2 x Km Data Cables

1

ASB KZN Combined Mess

Rations

1

AFB Waterkloof Ladies Mess

Rations

1

NSD Wingfield Main Store

200 x Copper Bolts

1

5 SAI Bn

1 x Box of R4 rounds

1

6 SAI Bn

Rations

1

AFB Waterkoof SWKP

Copper Cables

1

SA Infantry School

Laptop

1

AFB Overberg

Empty R5 and 9mm Cartridges (5 x 20Lt buckets

1

8 Med Bn

Chigo Air Condition Parts

1

NB Durban Combined Club Bar

Money box with R15 312.00

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Theft of State Property - July 2016 (16 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

Mil Police School

2 x Firearm Pistols

1

Army College

Computer equipment

1

JSB Garrison TT

12 x State Toners

1

68 Air School Combined Mess

Rations

1

Swartwater Ops Base

Diesel

1

ASB JHB

Rations

1

93 AMMU Camp

Electrical items

1

3 SAI Bn

Cables

1

ASB Bloemfontein

Alcohol

1

AFB Durban 15 SQN

Wight bags

1

5 SAI BN

Rations

1

ASB Port Elizabeth

Laptop

1

6 SAI BN

Rations

1

NB Simons Town

Cash

2

SAS Saldanha

Water Pump, Equipment

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Theft of State Property - August 2016 (9 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

44 Para Bn

Tools

1

SAHMS AMHU BFN 93 AMMU Depot Kimberley

Trauma Kit

2

93 AMMU Depot Kimberley

Fencing Wire,

Vehicle batteries

1

SA Army CTC

Diesel

1

ASB Polokwane

Fuel

1

SAAF HQ

Laptop

1

5 SAI Bn

Circuit Breaker

1

6 SAI Bn

R4 Rifle

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Theft of State Property - September 2016 (11 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

68 Air School

Starter Generator for Air Craft

3

AFB Waterkloof

Rations,

Parts of Tractor

2

SAS Saldanha

Club Files, Rations

1

Signal Unit Tempe

3 x Laptops

1

44 Para Regt

Rations

1

AFS Port Elizabeth

Pad Lights

1

C-Club Tempe

Rations

1

Camden Ermelo

3 x R4 Rifles

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Theft of State Property - October 2016 (8 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

SAMHS Trg

Typek Boxes

1

Fontana Mil Base

Poles

1

MDW 501 Sqd

Tools

1

AFB Waterkloof

Copper cables

1

ASB BFN

Water Taps

1

1 Para Bn

1 x Samsung TV

1

Infantry School

Batteries

1

4 Arty Regt

Plastic Water Reservoir , 2 x Bonet5 Shox

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Theft of State Property - November 2016 (23 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

DOD Log School

Tablet

1

4 Special Forces Regt

2 GB Ram

1

ASB Tempe C-Club

Rations

1

ASB Potchefstroom

Copper Pipes

1

5 Special Forces Regt

Ammunition

1

DHQ

17 x Cartridges

1

Mobile Deployment Wing Transito

Laptop

1

Swartkop West Museum

Tools, DB Box

1

ASB JHB Technical Store

2 x Batteries

1

NB Simon’s Town Middle North Battery Canon

Rations

1

AFB Wynberg Disposal Section

4 x Dixon Power Aircraft batteries

2

De Brug Training Area Shooting Range

4 x Bogey Tank wheels,

R4 Rifle cartridges

1

1 Tank Regt

R4 Rifle Cartridge

1

Defence Prov Office EC

1 x GPS

1

PAG Combat Centre Eastern Cape

Battery

1

AFS Port Elizabeth

Tools

1

10 AA Regt

Rations

1

General Piet Joubert Shooting Range

Corrugated Iron sheets, Y-Skudards Feru pools

1

MDW

Electrical cables

1

Gen De Wet Shooting range

Empty R4 Rifle Cartridge

1

1 SAI Bn

Empty Cartridge

1

35 Wakey St Orangesig BFN

Possession of empty LMG Cartridge

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Theft of State Property - December 2016 (18 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

AFB Ysterplaat 2 ASU Lecture Room

Computer, keyboard

2

9 SAI Bn

Rations

1

North West Signal Unit Store

Gardening Tools

1

ASB Kimberley

Rations

4

ASB Tempe

R4 empty cartridges, Computer

1

J TAC HQ Eastern Cape

Hardrive

2

14 SAI Bn

Rations

1

SA Army College

Army tent

2

AFB Waterkloof

Computer Screen, Computer Set

1

AFB Waterkloof ECC Office

Computer

1

AFB Waterkloof Ladies Mess

Rations

1

AFB Waterkloof 5 ASU

Laptop

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Theft of State Property - January 2017 (15 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

ASB Potchefstroom 17 Maintenance Unit

Computer

1

ASB Potchefstroom

2 x 25L Diesel

1

Mil Police Bloemfontein

Canvas

2

Tempe Mil Base Gate

Rations

1

NB Simon’s Town Silvermine

Communication Cables, Antennas

1

Tempe Mil Base CHA Centre

Computer Equipment

1

80 NB Durban

Microwave

1

AFB Swartkop 17 SQN

TV

1

AFB Waterkloof NCO's Mess

Rations

1

TRG Command Casteel Park

6 x Computer Equipment

1

Thaba Tshwane Res Area

Cables, switches

1

JSB Garrison SSS

R4 Rifles, Calibers

1

JSB Wonderboom LWT

7 x Batteries

1

Army HQ

Laptop, Tablet

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Theft of State Property - February 2017 (15 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

Mil Base Wynberg

Rations

2

DOD MOB Centre

Electric Cables,

Weed eater

1

1 SSB Tempe

Inner part of computer

1

18 DSU SAAF Durban

34 x Matrasses

2

6 SAI Bn

Rations

1

14 SAI Bn Troops Mess

Rations

1

ASB Potchefstroom

Battery Cables

1

ASB JHB TPT Hanger

6 x Truck batteries

1

DOD Log Support Formation

S&T Money

1

AFB Waterkloof NCO's Mess Lounge

TV, Towels

1

7 Maintenance Unit

Hardive

1

NSD Wingfield

Copper

1

SAS Saldanha

100m Silver Diamond Wire, 10 x poles

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Theft of State Property - March 2017 (18 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

2

ASB Potchefstroom

Geyser Cable, 100m Cable

1

SA Army CTC Fuel Balk Point

Fuel

1

Ladybrand OPS Base

Rations

1

ASB Port Elizabeth

Rations

1

Wingfield,

Rations

1

Castle of Good Hope

Flood Lights

1

7 Maintenance Unit

Laptop

2

AFB Hoedspruit

Fuel

1

7 SAI Bn

Cell phone

1

43 Brigade Stores

Batteries

1

21 SQN AFB Waterkloof

Computer Equipment

1

AFB Swartkop

Power Cables

1

501 SQN MDW

TV

1

Zonstraal OPSl Base

Dosing Unit Machine

1

J TAC North West

Goodwill Bags

1

7 SAI Bn

12 x Volts Batteries Sedan

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Theft of State Property - April 2017 (8 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

Defence Inspector Division, Wynberg

3m Copper cables

1

AFB Bredasdorp

Drain unblock aged

1

AFS Durban

Rations

1

Gopane OPS Base

Hand radio

1

Potchefstroom MP Office

Firearm

1

SAMHS HQ

Uniform voucher

1

AFB Hoedspruit

Speakers of Mil vehicle

1

A-Mess

Doors, Copper Pipes, Tools

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Theft of State Property - May 2017 (16 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

8 Med Bn

8 x Batteries

1

AFB Hoedspruit

Laptop

1

3 Parachute Bn

2 x SAMIL Batteries

1

ASB Tempe SSSC

Diesel

1

1 SAI Bn

Accommodation Money

1

ASB Kroonstad

Rations

1

ASB Polokwane Res Areas

Copper Wire

1

DOD HQ

20 x Cartridges

2

4 SAI BN

1 x Truck Battery, 2 x 24 Volt Truck Batteries

1

ASB Tempe C-Club Mess

Rations

1

4 SFR Regt Langebaan

Painting

1

SAS Saldanha

Cables

1

NB Simon’s Town

Fuel

1

SAS Umzimkulu SHED

2 x Bellows Part of engine

1

NB Simon’s Town Simonsberg Diving School

Twin Gas Cylinders

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Theft of State Property - June 2017 (12 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

J OPS HQ

8 x 20 L Diesel

1

Fontana Mil Base Murray Hill

Batteries

2

DHQ

Computer Set, Laptop

1

121 SAI Bn

Fuel

1

44 Para Regt

4 x Samil Batteries

1

Army HQ

Computer Set

2

AFB Hoedspruit

Money R1300.00 must pay back at member,

Chainsaw

1

AFB Ysterplaat

Projector

1

NB Simon’s Town Hugo Bierman Gallery

Rations

1

NB Simon’s Town SANAD Redhill

Pistol

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Theft of State Property - July 2017 (19 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

9 SAI Bn

Diesel

1

ASB Western Cape

Rations

1

NB Simons town Guard Post Antenna Farm

Rifles

1

ASB Tempe Combined Mess

Rations

1

44 Para Regt

Welding Machine

2

DBN Naval Base

Microwave, Water Pump

1

ASB Durban Bluff

Mil vehicle Speakers

1

Log Div HQ

Laptop

1

Mil Sport Club TT

Electric Ballistic Boxes

1

Gerbera Officers Mess

S/Cell phone

2

Mobile deployment Wing

Laptop,

Tools

3

DHQ

Computer Equipment, Laptop, Laptops

1

AFB Swartkop West

Copper Wire

1

Tempe Golf Club Store

Batteries

1

1 SAI Bn

Oil Heater

BREAK-INS

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Burglary Business Premises (Break-ins) - January 2016 (8 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

SAFI Wynberg Base

Liquor

1

ASB Wynberg

Air Ventilation

1

SAS Saldanha

Water Pipes

2

Mil Base Wynberg

Tyres ,

Computers and Electronic equipment

1

NB Simon’s Town

Toaster

1

SANDF Bowling Club

Lawnmower

1

Waterkloof MDW SQN

Cables

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Burglary Business Premises (Break-ins) - February 2016 (9 Cases)

2365 (1) (a) (aa) Number of Cases

2365 (1) (a) (bb) Military Base

2365 (2) What was stolen

1

AFB Ysterplaat

Inspection Panel

2

Mil Base Wynberg

Power Machines,

Tools

1

ASB Western Cape

Recycled Battery

2

SAS Saldanha

Generator Battery,

10 x Boxes of Safety Boots

1

ASB Potchefstroom

Electric Appliance

2

SAHMS College

Projector,

10 x Laptops

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Burglary Business Premises (Break-ins) - March 2016 (10 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

SAHMS Castle Park

Laptops

1

DOD MOB Centre

Laptop

1

SA Army Band

Musical instruments

1

Protection Force HQ

Opened office door nothing stolen

1

Mil Base Wynberg Workshop

Tools

1

Mil Base Wynberg

Compressor

1

NB Simon’s Town

Computer Monitor

2

SAS Saldanha

Speakers,

Tools

1

SAAF College

Tupperware and clothes

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Burglary Business Premises (Break-ins) - April 2016 (5 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

Mil Base Wynberg

Crockery

1

ASB Potchefstroom Store

Tools

1

ASB JHB Mess

Rations

1

Mil School of Justice TT

Computers

1

ASB Nelspruit

Tyres

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Burglary Business Premises (Break-ins) - May 2016 (3 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

SAMHS Training Formation

Laptop

1

Air Force College

Door broken items stolen

1

West Coast Equestrian Centre

10 x jumping poles

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Burglary Business Premises (Break-ins) - June 2016 (14 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

3

SAS Saldanha Sewerage Farm Mil Area

Microwave, Copper Pipes, Taps, Pluming,

Kettle

1

AFB Durban Workshop

2 x Batteries

2

TT Sport Complex

4 x Batteries of lawnmowers, Cables, Welding Machine, Spades and Forks

1

AFB Waterkloof Asset Management Office

7 x PC, 1 x Projector, 1 x Dicta Phone, 1 x IBM Pad, Flat Screen and ADSL Router

1

SAS Saldanha Officer Mess VIP Rooms

32 JVC Flat Screen

1

SAS Saldanha Officer Mess Bar

Alcohol

1

ASB Potchefstroom Signal Unit

Edge Cutter and Garden Shears

1

SAS Saldanha MTR 3 School

CD Player

1

SAS Saldanha Bowls Club Storage

Lawnmower, chairs, Tables, Wheelbarrow, ElectricCables

1

ASB Potchefstroom

Tools

1

Log Formation

Alcohol, HI-FI System

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Burglary Business Premises (Break-ins) - July 2016 (6 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

2

Thaba Tswane Sports Club

Tools,

Battery

1

AFB Swartkop Mess Bar

Cash, Liquor

1

ASB Potchefstroom Signal Unit

1 x wooden door

1

NB Simon’s Town Boat Shed West Yard

Yamaha Engine

1

NB Simons town Klaawer Shooting range

Equipment for Shooting Range

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Burglary Business Premises (Break-ins) - August 2016 (9 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

ASB Western Cape Youngsfield TMSC Section

2 x Batteries

1

Mil Academy at SAFI

Liquor

1

SAS Saldanha MTR 1 TRG HQ

House breaking nothing stolen

1

SAS Saldanha Clothing Stores

Computer, Rakes, Toilet Paper

1

SAS Saldanha TPT Depot

Batteries, Toolbox

1

SAMHS Depot

House breaking nothing stolen

1

NW Signal Unit

3 x Batteries, 2 x Sets of Computers, Car Radios

1

SAMHS HQ Corporate Communication Store Room

Computers

1

AFB Hoedspruit WO Mess

252 x pencil flare cartridges

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Burglary Business Premises (Break-ins) - September 2016 (6 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

DOD Archive Store

Computer

1

ASB Western Cape TMSC Hanger

Prop Shafts

1

NB Simons town SAFI Shop

Drill, Jigsaw, Staple Gun

2

SAS Saldanha

Sound system,

Electric cables Fan White Zink

1

44 Para Regt

1 x TV

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Burglary Business Premises (Break-ins) - October 2016 (6 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

2

Works Training School

2 x TV, 2 x DSTV Decoder, Remotes

1

Infantry Formation

Items Deq CAS 03/10/16

1

SAMHS TSU

Batteries

1

ASB Garrison

Electrical Socket

1

1 Mil Hospital

Cash, TV, Sound System

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Burglary Business Premises (Break-ins) - November 2016 (12 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

AFB Ysterplaat

Copper Wires

1

NB Simon’s Town Naval Band HQ

Cleaning Material

1

SAS Saldanha Cinema Hall

Amplifier, Steel shelves, Wooden tables

1

Mil Academy

Cutlery

1

DOD Archive Unit

Computers, Copper Cables

1

ASB Durban

4 x Truck Batteries

1

Herberg Crèche Eagle Class Thaba Tshwane

Camouflage trousers

1

Swartkop West

Computers

1

ASB Eastern Cape Store

2 x Cylinders

1

Army Support Base

Generator, Gas bottle, Bicycle

1

SAS Saldanha Mil Police Store

Bicycles

1

Legsato Thaba Tshwane

DOD Computer Set, Laptop

2365 (1) (b) Burglary Business Premises (Break-ins) - December 2016 (5 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

9 SAI Bn Army Barber Shop

Hair cutting machine

1

AFB Bloemspruit Sickbay

Computer CPU, keyboard

2

Die Herberg Crèche Thaba Tshwane

Music System, CD Player

1

TT Sport Club

Computer

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Burglary Business Premises (Break-ins) - January 2017 (11 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

S MPR HQ Store

Copper

1

S MPR HQ

Aluminium Steel Pipes

3

North West Signal Unit Store

Generators, Garden Tools

1

ASB Potchefstroom NCO Bar Mess

TV Plasma

1

93 Ammo Depot

Pipes, Toilet seats

1

AFB Bloemspruit Mess

Rations

1

14 SAI Bn Hospitality

Rations

1

Die Herberg Crèche

20m Extension Lead

1

43 Artillery Regt Thaba Tshwane

Laptop

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Burglary Business Premises (Break-ins) - February 2017 (9 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

Mil Base Wynberg Hospitality Office

Mercer Flat screen

1

Regional Office Western Cape Wynberg

Petrol Trimmer, Blower, Vacuum

1

Mil Base Wynberg Aquatic Centre

Grinder, Cutter 2 x Extensions

1

Mil Base Wynberg Ration Store

Rations

1

NB Simon’s Town OBD Building Duty Room

Computer Equipment

1

ASB JHB Disposal Store

Shoes

1

Mil Base Wynberg AMHU Ration Store

Rations

1

ASB Potchefstroom SAAIC Motorcycle Training Office

Bar Fridge, Cell phone Charger, CD Player

1

ASB JHB Welding Hanger LWT

Grinding machine, Welding Machine

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Burglary Business Premises (Break-ins) - March 2017 (5 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

1 TIR Regt

4 x Computer Equipment

1

2 Mil Hospital X-Ray Dept

Basins, Pipes

1

ASB Wynberg WO/NCO Mess Mshengu Village

Freezer door damaged nothing was stolen

1

Personnel School Bar Thaba Tshwane

Cash, TV

1

Irene DOD Archive

Computers

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Burglary Business Premises (Break-ins) - April 2017 (7 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

Defence Inspector Division Wynberg

Laptop, Fire Extinguisher

1

Media Centre SAS Wingfield

Computer equipment, Microwave

1

AMHU Ration Store Mil Base Wynberg

Rations

1

AFB Durban Gally Salisbury Island

Rations

1

Lohatla Mil Police

Exhibits Cash R3 000.00

1

SAMHS School

51 x Laptops

1

JSB Wonderboom Finance Office

Try to open the safe but failed

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Burglary Business Premises (Break-ins) - May 2017 (4 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

JSB Wonderboom WO Officers Club Bar

Alcohol, Cigarettes, Sweets

1

Mil Base Wynberg Colenzo WO's and NCO's Bar

Alcohol

1

Mil Base Wynberg Mshengu Village Bar

Nothing was stolen

1

ASB Wynberg

Copper Wires

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Burglary Business Premises (Break-ins) - June 2017 (9 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

1 RNT Unit Pta

2 x Weed eaters, Lawnmowers

1

Thaba Tshwane Mil Police

Plasma TV, Cigarettes, Liquor

1

10 AD EP Flying Store

18 x Leatherman Multitool Knives,70 x Victoria Knox Knives

1

SAHMS AMU Western Cape

Rations

1

ASB Wynberg PTSR Maintenance Store

1 x Cricket bag with equipment

1

AFB Swartkop

Garden Tools

1

AFB Swartkop Museum Hanger 06

Tools

1

School of Engineering

Rations

1

ASB Wynberg PTSR Maintenance Store

4 x 80L Petrol, Green Gazebo, 1 x Dixon Battery size 628

Parliamentary Question 2930 - Burglary Business Premises (Break-ins) - July 2017 (6 Cases)

2930

Number of Cases

2930(1) (a) Military Base

2930 (1) (b) What was stolen

1

Mil Base Wynberg Facility Section

Petrol Knives

1

ASB Kroonstad

Rations

1

Infantry Information

4 x Set of computers

1

SAAF College

Nothing stolen

1

Mildentia Thaba Tshwane

Chainsaw

1

Sandhurst Thaba Tshwane

Hammer, 2 x Grinders

2. No