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16 November 2023 - NW3646

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Smalle, Mr JF to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether her department undertook any research to determine the current rescue capacity in the Republic; if not, why not; if so, what the full details of the (a)(i) current rescue capacity and (ii) shortcomings of the rescue capacity of the Republic and (b) current budget set aside for (i) international and/or cross border rescues, (ii) local rescue and (iii) maritime rescue; (2) what (a) is the total number of credited swift water technicians in each province and (b) are the details of the level of accredited qualifications at the disposal of her department?

Reply:

1. (a) The department (COGTA) has initiated fire services capacity assessments which is updated on annual basis with all the Provincial Disaster Management Centres across the Country. (i) The current rescue capacity in the Country is as follows:

Provinces

Number of Firefighters

Number of Fire Appliances (Rescue Vehicles and Fire engines

Western Cape

1 452

657

Free State

481

41

Gauteng

3 538

204

Eastern Cape

938

114

KwaZulu-Natal

1 125

145

North West

650

83

Limpopo

482

86

Mpumalanga

478

69

Northern Cape

88

32

(ii) The NDMC has noted that the provinces i.e. Free State, Northern Cape, and Mpumalanga are without dedicated Fire focal persons in fulltime capacity for the coordination of Fire Services functions. This is recorded as a shortcoming to carry out fire services functions in the above-mentioned Provinces as per proclamation R153 of the Constitution of South Africa.

(b) The department (COGTA) do not maintain dedicated annual deployment budgets set aside for (i) international and/or cross border rescues, but where funds may be required for deployment, such funds may be allocated through reallocation of the unused operational budget of the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC). (ii) local rescue as such responsibility in terms of Schedule 4, Part B of the South African Constitution Fire Services is the responsibility of local government with national and provincial oversight. The Fire Brigade Services Act, 1987 (Act no. 99 of 1987) (FBSA) is the primary piece of legislation regulating fire services and provides for the establishment, maintenance, employment, co-ordination and standardisation of fire brigade services. (iii) The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) do not maintain a dedicated budget for maritime rescue as these functions are administered through the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (ARCC) and the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) operated and maintained in terms of the South African Maritime and Aeronautical search and Rescue Act, 2002 administered by the National Department of Transport. The annual budget allocated by ATNS to resource ARCC is approximately R8,1 million rand annually for Human Resources and R500 000 annually for travel.

(2) (a) Total number of credited swift water technicians in each province

Eastern Cape

10

Free State

27

North West

23

Gauteng

197

Western Cape

69

Limpopo

0

Mpumalanga

37

Northern Cape

Did not submit

KwaZulu-Natal

205

(b) The department (COGTA) do not maintain any details of the level of accredited qualifications, this information is at various institutions of higher learning.

End.

16 November 2023 - NW3616

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Health

(1)What (a) total number of staff members in the Office of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) have been dismissed for committing fraud and/or corruption, (b) was the nature of each offence and (c) was the total amount of the legal costs to the HPCSA in respect of the specified cases; (2) whether any supply chain management processes have been followed with respect to fraud and/or corruption; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) in which department in the HPCSA did the fraud and/or corruption take place and (b) what was the total amount of wasteful expenditure?

Reply:

According to the Health Professions Council of South Africa:

1. (a) Three (3) officials have been dismissed for committing fraud and/or corruption;

(b) The offences related to firstly accepting compensation in cash or otherwise, from an HPCSA stakeholder in return of assisting applicants with their registration and secondly the commitment of fraud with the HPCSA credit card; and

(c) The legal and disciplinary process costs to the HPCSA concerning these specified cases was R300 680.00.

2. Supply chain management policies were followed with the impugned transactions involving the 3 officials;

(a) Registrations and Finance Department

(b) The total amount of wasteful expenditure is R171 534.

END.

16 November 2023 - NW3568

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Makamba-Botya, Ms N to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether she has any measures in place to curb the over-reliance on consultancy firms to provide basic services such as auditing, accounting and financial planning, amongst other services, that could otherwise be done through establishing internal capacity; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The stability of municipal administrations is an important component both in building capacity and in creating the environment for effective functioning of the municipality and provision of sustainable service delivery. To strengthen institutional capacity, the Minister promulgated the Local Government: Municipal Staff Regulations and Guidelines as a response to the commitments of government’s resolve to professionalise local public administration and build a capable local public administration and human resources. The regulations prescribe minimum competency requirements for staff below management echelon, for entry into the municipal administration. The Regulations for staff below senior managers are linked with competency requirements for each individual occupational level.

The Department is currently rolling out programmes through Municipal Systems Improvement Grants (MSIG), which aimed at providing technical support to the municipalities to stabilize administration and improve governance systems. The roll out of these programmes empowers and strengthen capacity within municipalities.

To ensure effective use of consultants, Local Government Municipal Cost Containment Regulations prescribe requirements, and bring consistency and uniformity in application od use of consulatnts. The regulations requires that the municipalities may only appoint consultants if an assessment of the needs and requirements confirms that the affected municipality does not have the requisite skills or resources in its full -time employ to perform the function. Furthermore, the regulations advocate for municipality to develop consultancy reduction plans to reduce the reliance on consultants.

Though, the use of consultants is not prohibited, municipalities are encouraged to channel resource and invest in building internal capacity for sustainability and reduce reliance on consultants.

End.

16 November 2023 - NW2940

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(1) What (a) total number of cases were rejected by the National Prosecuting Authority (i) over the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2023 due to inadequate investigation by the SA Police Service and (b) was the total number of complaints in each specified case; (2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) does not record cases rejected due to ‘inadequate investigation”. Where the SA Police Service submit case dockets to the NPA for decision where the investigations are “inadequate” the NPA provides the Police with directions for further investigation and the case dockets are returned to the Police.

In the lower courts, all Police case dockets presented to prosecutors for decision are considered and when further investigation is required, such directions as to the further investigation is provided to the investigating officer. In more complex cases dealt with by the Specialised Commercial Crimes Unit, Organised Crime Component or the Serious Complex Tax Unit a PGI (Prosecutor Guided Investigation) approach is adopted earlier in the process.

The investigation is also monitored and the responsibility of the management within the South African Police Service and questions regarding the quality of investigations may be directed to the SAPS.

 

16 November 2023 - NW3674

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What amount of the additional allocation of R68.2 billion to the education  and  health sectors will be received by his department in order to fund the 7,5% public sector wage increase for all persons employed in his department and (b) how will he balance the books with an austerity budget in order to fill the more than 18 000 vacancies and ensure that healthcare services continue to be delivered to overcome the significant challenges of the public health system?

Reply:

a) Medium Term Budget Policy Statement indicates R17,5 billion to be allocation to Health and Education for the wage bill increase. Based on the discussions with National Treasury officials a preliminary allocation of around R6.8 billion might be allocated to health sector. The final budget allocation to cover the public sector wage increase will be confirmed at the later stage.

b) The department will identify the critical post which will be prioritized for recruitment once the allocation has been confirmed. The budget allocation will cover the shortfall resulted by public wage increase not for additional posts. Provinces annually appoint Employment Recruitment Teams lead by Heads of Health Departments or delegated officials at senior positions to develop recruitment plans prioritizing the filling of critical posts with a required skills mix to address the burden of diseases at all our levels of care guarding against overspending on provided/available budgets.

END.

16 November 2023 - NW3601

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Mulder, Mr FJ to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(1)With reference to the complaint of Mrs Léanca Louw against Mr Nicolaas Wilhelm Herbst (CAS 25/4/2022 Primrose Police Station) and the latter’s countercharge (CAS 43/4/2022 Germiston Police Station), (a) what are the reasons that the State Prosecutor in the case did not proceed on the charges brought by Mrs Louw and (b) how did the countercharges proceed to trial before the investigations into the main charges were finalised; (2) whether, after Senior State Prosecutors received a complete docket and apparently realised that there was potential tampering with the docket, it requested an investigation into the matter; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) once the Senior State Prosecutor was given the full facts, what are the reasons that the (a) trial proceeded knowing that there was a material dispute of fact and (b) Senior State Prosecutor attempted to mediate the matter on behalf of the suspect on the countercharge; (4) what are the reasons that the Office of the State Prosecutor failed for a year to respond to correspondence from the attorney of Mrs Louw; (5) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

This question involves sensitive information that, in the interests of protecting the integrity and confidentiality of the parties in question, the NPA is willing to make available to Ms Louw’s legal representatives to disclose further (as he or she deems fit). Where this is the case, it has been expressly indicated. With the above in mind, below are the replies to the questions:

1. AD QUESTION 1(a):

  • 1.1 On 07 April 2022 the police presented the Control Prosecutor with one case docket of Primrose CAS 25/04/2022. Having perused the docket content, the Control Prosecutor was of the view that the said docket did not contain sufficient evidence to constitute enrolment as there were no reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution. The NPA is willing to provide the reasons for this decision to Ms Louw’s legal representatives.
  • 1.2 The Control Prosecutor requested further investigations.The investigating officer was instructed to re-submit the docket for a final decision as soon as the investigation queries were attended to.
  • 1.3 On 07 April 2022, the police provided the Control Prosecutor with Primrose CAS 25/04/2022. The Control Prosecutor was unaware that there was also a counter charge under Primrose CAS 43/04/2022.

AD QUESTION 1(b):

  • 1.5 On 12 April 2022, the police presented the prosecution with one case docket of Primrose CAS 43/04/2022 (counter charge). This matter was attended to by the Acting Control Prosecutor and not the Control Prosecutor who dealt with the docket of Primrose CAS 25/04/2022.
  • 1.6 The Acting Control Prosecutor, unaware of the other docket, perused CAS 43/04/2022, and decided that there were sufficient grounds to prosecute. The matter was enrolled in the normal course of events and proceeded to trial on 07 November 2022.

2. AD QUESTION 2:

  • 2.1 The legal representative of Ms Louw brought the matter to the attention of the Senior Public Prosecutor (SPP) on 02 December 2022.
  • 2.2 The legal representative alleged that the South African Police Service tampered with police case docket of Primrose CAS 25/04/2022.
  • 2.3 The SPP verbally advised the legal representative to report this allegation to the relevant Commander of the Criminal Investigation Unit.
  • 2.4 The SPP had no personal knowledge of any of the two criminal cases prior to 02 December 2022.
  • 2.5 The SPP took immediate steps and called for the dockets from the police. The SPP promptly attended to the matter as soon as the case dockets were received.

AD QUESTION 3(a):

3.1 The trial in the matter of Primrose CAS 25/04/2022 commenced on 07 November 2022.

3.2 The legal representative of Ms Louw brought the matter to the attention of the SPP only on 02 December 2022.

3.3 The SPP was not aware of the two cases or a material dispute of fact prior to 02 December 2022.

AD QUESTION 3(b):

3.4 The SPP canvassed the possibility of Formal Mediation with the legal representative of Ms Louw based on the facts at the prosecution’s disposal at that time.

3.5 Mediation forms part of the Criminal Justice System as an Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism in terms of the Policy Manual of the National Prosecuting Authority.

4. AD QUESTION 4:

The SPP communicated with the legal representative of Ms Louw on a regular basis spanning the period December 2022 to August 2023. The NPA is willing to make available the details of dates and forms of communication to Ms Louw’s legal representative.

5. AD QUESTION 5:

5.1 See paragraphs 1 – 4 supra.

16 November 2023 - NW3615

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Health

Whether he will furnish Mrs M O Clarke with the most recent and/or updated registers for (a) psycho-technicians, (b) psychometrists, (c) registered counsellors, (d) psychologists and (e) intern psychologists; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each specified case?

Reply:

According to the Health Professions Council of South Africa:

The HPCSA can release information about practitioners but in strict adherence to the Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (Act No. 4 of 2013).

(a)-(e) With that consideration in mind, the HPCSA can indicate the following regarding the registration of practitioners under the Psychology Professional Board:

BRD Code

Register Code

Register Name

Total

PSB

PM

Psycho-technicians

8

 

PMT

Psychometrists

2106

 

PRC

Registered counsellors

2689

 

PS

Psychologists

9528

 

PSIN

Intern psychologists

889

PSB Total

15220

END.

16 November 2023 - NW3614

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Health

(1)What (a) percentage and (b) number of public hospitals in the Republic have (i) a psychiatrist, (ii) clinical psychologists, (iii) occupational therapists and (iv) child psychologists; (2) what is the (a) current vacancy rate at all public hospitals in the Republic for the specified healthcare specialists and (b) total cost to fill the specified vacancies in each year; (3) what (a) number and (b) percentage of public health facilities offer mental health services?

Reply:

1. The following information has been received from the Provincial Departments of Health. Information from Eastern Cape and Gauteng is still outstanding:

 

FS

KZN

Limp

Mpu

NW

NC

WC

No Public Hospitals

32

22

40

28

19

14

52

b) i. Psychiatrists

12.5%

64%

40%

14.3%

10%

7.10%

21%

b) ii. Clinical Psychologists

25%

86%

82%

46.4%

36.8%

28.6%

31%

b) iii. Occ. Therapist

40%

95%

100%

92,8%

57.9%

57.1%

44%

b) iv. Child Psych.

31%

0

0

0

0

7.1

2%

Information was not received from the Eastern Cape and Gauteng Provinces at the time of submitting this response to Parliament.

It is important to note that Child Psychology is a sub-speciality of Clinical Psychology and most of the provinces do not segregate or sub-classify the appointment information hence the zero reporting specifically on Child Psychology.

(2) The vacancy rates per province are as follows (with Northern Cape providing actual vacancies instead of expressing in percentage).

Vacancy rate

FS

KZN

Limp

Mpu

NW

NC

WC

Psychiatrists

-

18.9%

82.5%

46%

-

13

4.26%

Clinical Psychologists

36%

19.4%

67.7%

 

20.68%

18

8.42%

Occupational Therapist

29%

20.5%

64.3%

 

30.76%

24

9.04%

Child Psychologist

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

4

16.66%

Information was not received from the Eastern Cape and Gauteng Provinces at the time of submitting this response to Parliament.

Cost to fill specified vacancies

FS

KZN

Limp

Mpu

NW

NC

WC

Psychiatrists

-

R11m

R10.8m

R43m

-

R15m

R4m

Clinical Psychologists

R5m

R11m

R9.5m

 

-

R19m

R8m

Occupational Therapist

R4m

R11m

R19.2m

 

-

R17m

R9m

Child Psychologist

 

0

0

0

0

-

R1m

(3) (a)-(b) All public health facilities in South Africa offer mental health services at various levels with screening being a standard service even at Primary Health Care level. Depending on the service package at the particular facility, patients may be referred to another level of care for further management including admission in the designated Mental Health Facilities

END.

16 November 2023 - NW3692

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Arries, Ms LH to ask the Minister of Social Development

What are the reasons that the R 6 billion rand that was underspent by her department and subsequently sent to the Department of Defence was not utilised to appoint unemployed social workers?

Reply:

The National Department of Social Development reflected an underspending of R 6.1 billion for the 2022/23 financial year. The main underspending was reflected in the Social Assistance Programme (Social Grants Budgets). R 4.3 billion of this amount is related to the SRD R 350 grant.

During the 2022 Adjusted Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) in September 2022, an amount of R 755.303 million was approved by Parliament to be shifted from the National Department of Social Development to the Department of Defence for extended deployment as part of Operation Vikela in Mozambique.

The Department has requested the National Treasury to re-utilize any savings from social grants for poverty alleviation strategies in the social sector. This request was however not granted, and Parliament has re-allocated savings on social grants to other government pressures.

16 November 2023 - NW3569

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Makamba-Botya, Ms N to ask the Minister of Health

Whether his department still has COVID-19 vaccines in its storage facilities; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) in what quantity, (b) what is the monetary value of the vaccines and (c) what is the intended use of such vaccines?

Reply:

a) Yes, on the 6th November 2023, the department still had COVID-19 Vaccine-Janssen in storage at the national level, at Biovac. A total of 192 000 doses are available for distribution.

b) The value of the 192 000 doses of COVID-19 Vaccine-Janssen vaccines, available at the national level is R 31 149 360,00 including VAT (Average ROE for USD R18.81).

c) The COVID-19 vaccine Janssen is currently being distributed and used in the COVID-19 vaccination programme as part of routine health services. Vaccines are accessible in provinces, and vaccination continues to be administered at health facilities. Individuals are strongly encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

END.

16 November 2023 - NW3691

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Arries, Ms LH to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)By what date is it envisaged that the current vacant positions of senior managers in her department will be filled; (2) whether there are any persons acting in the vacant senior positions; if not, why not; if so, what are the reasons that the positions have not been filled with full-time staff immediately when they became vacant?

Reply:

1. The Department envisages to fill these key Management positions by 31 March 2024.

The Department of Social Development has twenty-two (22) vacant posts in the Senior Management Service (SMS) level.

There are six senior management posts that are at various stages of the recruitment and selection processes – advertising, screening, shortlisting, interviews, and appointments.

The remaining sixteen (16) SMS positions are being considered in line with the re-alignment of the organization structure, cost containment measures and availability of budget.

2. The Department of Social Development has appointed officials to act in various vacant and funded SMS posts.

There are various reasons for not filling the posts immediately when they became vacant, and these include the cost containment measures, the continued reduction of the compensation budget, the funding of the wage agreement from departmental budgets, and the recent DPSA directive on the filling of posts.

16 November 2023 - NW3690

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

What steps has her department taken to significantly reduce the number of more than 1000 babies that are reportedly abandoned annually?

Reply:

1. (a) In response to steps taken by the department to significantly reduce the number of child abandonment annually, it is important to clarify that there are no records of 1000 babies abandoned annually recorded in the National Child Protection Register (CPR) which is a legislated register to keep records of child abuse cases including abandonment. The Department notes with concern the number of abandoned babies indicated in statistics that are not reported taken to CPR. The discrepancy in reporting could be attributed to low reporting to CPR.

(b) The steps taken by the department to address child abandonment are as follows

(i) The Department of Social Development in partnership with the Department of Health and Education conducts implementing Integrated School Health Programme conducts education and awareness on sexual and reproductive health rights including dealing with unwanted pregnancy.

(ii) Lifeskills programmes are conducted addressing teenage pregnancies.

(iii) Education and awareness also conducted through media campaign and community dialogues educating communities about available alternative care options and support for parents in distress, education about risks and dangers of child abandonment.

(iv) Isiqalo Program directed to vulnerable pregnant girls/women focussing on life skills, improvement of maternal health, baby care information, prevention of child abuse and reduction of child mortality.

(v) Flourish programme, a national network of antenatal and postnatal classes (10 weeks) that support, celebrate and empower mothers through the critical first 1000 days of a child’s life.

(vi) Sinovuyo Teenagers parenting programme as well as prevention and early intervention parenting skills development programmes to build capacity of parents to care for their children.

(vii) Promotion of adoption services and capacity building of social workers in the Department of Health, empowering them to provide the right information about adoption to birth mothers in order to prevent abandonment of children by the mother of a new born baby including cases when mothers are unable to care for their babies.

(viii) Work in partnership with stakeholders such as the South African Police Service, Department of Health, Department of Education, Faith Based Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations in the awareness campaign on challenges of child abandonment, empowering mothers with information on how they can safely relinquish their children within the child protection system.

(ix) Conduct holiday programmes through funded implementing partners, empowering communities and parents how to keep children and babies in a safe environment.

(x) Deploying Social Workers and Social Auxiliary Workers at borders over the festive period to ensure that children, inclusive of babies, who may be abandoned during the festive period, are receiving the necessary psychosocial services and are placed in a place of safety accordingly.

16 November 2023 - NW3689

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

What steps has she taken to ensure that she and/or her department protects vulnerable beneficiaries of SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) grants against the persistent system struggles and challenges at SASSA?

Reply:

The Postbank has confirmed to SASSA that all system glitches have been resolved as demonstrated in the recent payment run that went unhindered. Postbank also communicated the following to SASSA as remedial action they have taken to prevent future glitches:

  • Enhanced monitoring mechanisms to track the payment process in real-time.
  • Strengthened their technical infrastructure to handle higher transaction volumes, ensuring swift and uninterrupted disbursements.
  • Engaged specialists for a comprehensive review of their system and to continuously rectify any vulnerabilities.

16 November 2023 - NW3574

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Groenewald, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether her department keeps a record of the categories of engineers employed in municipalities; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what is the total number of (a) mechanical, (b) electrical, (c) civil and (d) chemical engineers that are employed in each municipality in each province that is supported by the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent; (2) whether any of the specified engineers are registered with recognised professional bodies; if not, why not; if so, with which bodies; (3) what is the total number of vacancies in each municipality for the specified positions; (4) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. The Department of Cooperative Governance (DCOG) keeps a record of engineers employed in municipalities that are supported by the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA). As of December 2022, the total number of (a) mechanical, (b) electrical, (c) civil and (d) chemical engineers employed is provided on Annexure A attached hereto.

2. Yes, some of the engineers are registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and shown on Annexure A as professionally registered. Some of the engineers are not registered as they are still gaining the requisite experience required for professional registration.

3. According to the respective municipalities, the total number of vacancies is provided on Annexure A attached hereto.

4. The vacant posts get advertised in local and national newspapers as well as on the municipalities’ websites in some instances.

5. The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs will not make a statement on the matter as the vacancies are filled as and when they become available anytime during the year when the incumbent leaves the position. Furthermore, the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCOG) through MISA deploys professionally registered engineers, among other built environment professionals, to provide technical support for infrastructure development to the municipalities.

End.

15 November 2023 - NW2599

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies

What are the details of the steps that his department has taken to ensure that more black youth makes a breakthrough into the technology industry?

Reply:


There are a number of initiatives that the DCDT, working with its State-Owned Companies and the private sector, are rolling out to ensure more black youth enter the technology industry.

The following projects are being implemented to aggressively provide opportunities for Black youth in the ICT subsectors:

  1. The SA Connect programme, whose primary aim is to expand digital infrastructure through broadband network deployment, intends to empower SMMEs and create jobs;
  2. To support the digital economy and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, the DCDT aims to train 90 000 beneficiaries on cellphone repairs, software development, cloud technologies, Web/App development and podcasting, amongst others. These areas are prioritised as they have the potential to increase the employability of young people and empower them to create cooperatives so as to provide services in their local areas;
  3. The Youth Internet Service Provider Project has a long-term goal of having more young people and youth-owned SMMEs being fully-fledged Internet Service Providers. Young people are trained as domain name resellers and, later, are upgraded to become domain name registrars. The project trains 50 young people per province;
  4. The department is involved in the Digitization of Youth Enterprises, which is a pilot project with 30 enterprises, focusing on the impact and requirements for digitization by youth enterprises to fully participate in e-commerce. It also seeks to maximize their digital online presence;
  5. A pilot project to create The Digital Media and Film Indaba is presently being finalised by the DCDT. It has targeted over 300 young people from rural areas. Umsinga was identified as one of the areas that has seen several popular short films and telenovelas (e.g., Isibaya) being shot in different sites;
  6. The DCDT has, through NEMISA, integrated Digital Entrepreneurship training in some of its programmes to enable young people to start their own businesses. In the Creative/Audio Visual Industry, the following programmes are being implemented in the current financial year:
  1. 2D Animation Bootcamp: Digital Literacy, and Design Foundation (SABC Campus: Gauteng)
  2. Graphic Design Bootcamp: Digital Literacy, and Design Foundation (SABC Campus: Gauteng)
  3. Interactive Media Bootcamp: Digital Literacy, and Design Foundation (SABC Campus: Gauteng)
  4. Drawing Workshop Eastern Cape: Non-accredited workshop (Cortex Hub: Eastern Cape)
  5. Radio Project: Radio Production (SABC Campus: Gauteng)
  6. Film Project: Film and Television Production (SABC Campus: Gauteng)
  7. Radio Project: Radio Production (Mpumalanga: Nelspruit)
  8. Radio Project: Radio Production (NWU Free State & Northern Cape)
  1. And, finally, the DCDT, in collaboration with SITA, developed a South African digital marketplace portal referred to as DigiTech. The purpose of the DigiTech Programme is to collate data about digital products developed locally with the aim of supporting the products’ technology enablement, promoting, and expanding their market reach. The DCDT is forging partnerships with global and local ICT companies who have existing sponsorship and mentorship programmes to support DigiTech SMMEs. The industry companies will also support the DigiTech SMMEs with technical vetting and categorisation of their digital products and SMME Development Support (access to funding, markets and skills development).


Thank You.

15 November 2023 - NW3388

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether he has found that his department is on track to achieve the objectives set out in its 2023 Annual Performance Plan; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of what has been achieved so far?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

Based on verified Quarter 1 report the level of performance per key performance (KPI) is on track at an average of 95% performance. In terms of targets achieved in the quarter under review, a total of 29 targets were reported of which 12 were achieved above the 90% threshold as per the DPWI performance legend. This represents about 41% level of targets achieved. The Quarter 2 performance information is still being verified for accuracy.

The following programme experience challenges:

  • Construction Project Management Programme

The level of KPI performance is at 65%. However, in terms of targets achieved, no targets were reached above the 90% threshold. The challenges experienced include change of project scope from Repair & Renovation to Capital Project due to status of facilities. Secondly, delays experienced in the appointment of the structural engineers. There were also delays in the confirmation of funds by the client Departments thus affecting the procurement process. Of significant impact has been the termination of contracts due to poor performance as well as extension of time being applied for by contractors. The Department has however put initiatives to mitigate these challenges to enhance performance.

  • Real Estate Management Services Programme

The Department is on track on all seven indicators with few challenges where interventions were put in place to improve performance in the second quarter

  • Facilities Management Programme

The Department is progressing well on the utilisation of preventative term contracts geared towards reducing reactive maintenance. However, challenges are still experienced on the area of critical components assessed to determine the conditions of components (lifts, boilers, HVAC and Gensets and Water systems).

15 November 2023 - NW3670

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Hicklin, Ms MB to ask the Minister of Health

Whether his department has taken any steps to assist the National Health Laboratory Service to recover the more than R1,2 billion owed to it by provincial departments of health; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Department of Health has continuously encouraged the provincial DoH’s to pay the NHLS for all services rendered and continue to support the NHLS in this matter and the debt is treated as a priority.

The NHLS CEO has advised that she is in continuous engagement with the provincial Heads of Department (HODs) to follow up on the outstanding debt and to ensure that all payments owed are received in full and timeously. Given the declines in provincial health budgets the debt has unfortunately been increasing. The NHLS is fortunately in a significant positive financial status. The National Department of Health is kept up to date and informed of the debt owed by the provincial Departments of Health.

END.

15 November 2023 - NW3538

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Tetyana, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

In light of the ongoing sewage pollution threatening the Vaal River, a crucial water source for millions of persons, what specific steps is his department taking to (a) safeguard public health, (b) reduce contamination and (c) ensure sustainable water access for affected communities?

Reply:

(a-b)The Department is implementing an intervention in terms of Section 63 of the National Water Services Act through the Sedibeng Sewer Scheme Project and Vaal River System Intervention in the Sedibeng District. Rand Water, the Implementing Agent is making satisfactory progress on the various projects that are currently under implementation.

However, sewer spillages in all municipal areas remain a challenge where repairs or unblocking of lines are delayed or where pumpstations are overloaded. Where sewer spillages occur and are brought to the Department’s attention, these are investigated, and Directives issued to rapidly address such pollution incidents. The Department is continuously monitoring the quality of water resources and effluent discharges. In addition, those with water use authorisation are required to meet the norms and standards. The Blue and Green Drop Certification programmes intensify monitoring of municipal service provision by ensuring that the entire value chain is assessed. These assessments enable the Department to have a targeted approach where diagnosis is done on municipal performance. The risks are identified, and water services authorities are required to address root causes.

Though raw water is drawn from rivers and dams, it is treated in Water Treatment Works and the treated water is required by law to meet drinking water standards set by the South African Bureau of Standards in South African National Standard (SANS) 241.

(c) The Department has a five-year reliability plan which identifies levels of access and other aspects of water services standards where a holistic plan is developed and implemented for each water services authority using the District Development Model and the various grant funding streams are used for water and sanitation infrastructure upgrades and refurbishments.

 

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15 November 2023 - NW3535

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What (a) total amount does his department collect as revenue from stateowned properties annually and (b) are the categories of properties from which his department is collecting rental?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) The table below shows the total amount collected as revenue from state-owned properties as at 31 March 2023 and 2022

Category

Revenue (2023)

Amount Collected ( 2023)

Amount Collected ( 2022)

Rental Debtors

84 865 150,26

59 806 906,54

56 524 041,59

Prestige Debtors

2 387 426,29

1 925 178,29

1 847 488,51

Accommodation charges from National Departments and Entities

5 405 759 788,00

5 089 855 877,49

4 861 427 494,06

Total

5 493 012 364,55

5 151 587 962,32

  1. 919 799 024,16

(b) 

  • Revenue from National Departments and Entities is generated from the following categories of properties:-
  1. Office Accommodation
  2. Specialised properties such as police stations, prisons, courts and museums
  • Revenue from houses or residential accommodation is generated from the following categories of properties:-
  1. Prestige debtors that relates to the occupation of state houses by the Ministers and Deputy Ministers;
  2. Rental debtors that relates to the rental of state houses to public officials, private individuals and institutions such MTN, Vodacom etc.

15 November 2023 - NW3515

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether his department has any (a) short-term and (b) long-term plans in place to ensure cooperation with other departments to ensure the longevity of the Expanded Public Works Programme whilst providing sustainable youth employment; if not, why not in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has been mandated by Cabinet to oversee the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). Collaboration between the DPWI and other government departments are essential to achieving the creation of work opportunities across the different spheres of government, including targeting 55% participation of youth in the EPWP projects. In this context, a number of mechanisms and partnerships are in place to maintain continued cooperation and collaboration with different public bodies covering the short- to medium-term timeframes, including:

i. Cooperative coordinating mechanisms that enable dialogue on matters impacting the EPWP among all public entities. Amongst these coordination structures is the EPWP National Coordinating Committee (NCC) comprising the EPWP EXCO and Lead Sector Departments (i.e. Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Department of Social Development and Department of Public Works) and all Provincial Departments of Public Works. Furthermore, similar coordination structures exist at a provincial and municipal district level.

ii. Additionally, there are short-term partnerships in place which focus on training and enterprise development promoting youth unemployment. Amongst these partnership are the following; the National Skills Fund for funding of training initiatives in the programme, Agricultural Sector Education Training Authority (AgriSETA) for the training of participants in various trades towards certification as artisans as well as with the Financial Service Conduct Authority (FSCA) for training of participants on basic financial literacy.

iii. Through a partnership with the International Labour Organisation, a partnership for the provision of the Start and Improve Your Business Programme training for participants who want to venture into enterprises post their participation in the EPWP has been put in place.

iv. In addition, the DPWI is in partnership with other departments and the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) through the National Pathway Management Network coordinated by the Department of Employment and Labour to optimise the participation of youth in the different EPWP programmes.

b) In terms of long-term plans, the DPWI is currently engaging different stakeholders to finalise EPWP phase V proposals planned to be submitted to Cabinet for approval for implementation from 01 April 2024 to 31 March 2029. In addition, the DPWI is engaging the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services (MerSETA) and the AgriSETA to secure additional funding on training initiatives to ensure impactful outcomes. Likewise the DPWI is working with the Department of Defence (DoD) to identify other training areas that the DoD can support. It is anticipated that the present collaboration with the FSCA will continue in providing foundational financial literacy to new recruits in the EPWP. Engaging the private sector to help with finance and job placements for experiential learning for participants in the EPWP for different Learnership programmes is also another area being considered for the long term.

15 November 2023 - NW3221

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Smalle, Mr JF to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)Whether, a certain company (name furnished) was awarded the tender that closed on 26 July 2022 with RFB number LDE/B02/02/2022/23 for the appointment of a panel of contractors for infrastructure building works to all public schools, institutions and offices of her department; if not, what reasons were given for the company not being successful in the bid; if so, what (a) is the value of the tender, (b) amount was the company paid for the delivery of its services and (c) number of points did the company score in the bidding process; (2) (a) what is the name of the official of her department who signed off on the tender award and (b) who normally signs off on tender awards in her department; (3) whether the company declared their potential conflict of interest as politically connected people; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the declaration; (4) what total number of bids for tenders (a) has the company submitted in her department in the past three financial years and (b) did her department award the company in the specified period?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

  1. The tender with RFB number LDE/B02/02/2022/23 was not issued by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure.
  2. N/A
  3. N/A
  4. N/A

15 November 2023 - NW3587

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

In view of the increase in the number of undocumented learners in schools in the Republic from 457 917 in 2021 to 796 829 in 2022, with unaffordable DNA tests given as one of the contributing factors, (a) on what date will he introduce free DNA testing for indigent South African parents and (b) what are the reasons for the delay?

Reply:

(a)&(b)

The fees and tariffs for DNA tests are administered by the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS). The National Health Laboratory Service is a South African national government institution established in terms of the National Health Laboratory Service Act 2000 (Act 37 of 2000) to provide quality, affordable, and sustainable health laboratory and related public health services to all public healthcare providers and other government institutions. The Department of Home Affairs therefore does not have the mandate to waive DNA test fees. However, the Department is in the process of updating the Memorandum of Understanding on collaboration that it has with the Department of Health, wherein the issue of waiving fees for DNA tests for indigent people is included.

END

15 November 2023 - NW3368

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1)Regarding the process that is underway for South Africans born abroad and naturalised citizens to be able to receive Smart IDs, what (a) is the progress on the verification process of their records, (b) are the full details of the systems and administrative steps required to facilitate Smart ID applications for the citizens, (c) are the target dates by when each of the specified steps is anticipated to be completed and (d) department(s) and/or service provider(s) are responsible for each step; (2) whether there are any steps of the process that rely on third-party departments and/or service providers to be appointed to complete the step; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the full relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a) The Department is in a process of verifying all documents on the database for naturalised citizens.

(1)(b) The current Live Capture system will be used to issue Smart ID Cards for naturalised citizens.

(1)(c) The Department will announce to all naturalised citizens on the issuance of Smart ID Cards.

(1)(d) The same system that is being used in the Live Capture environments country-wide will be used and is capable of processing these Smart ID Cards to the identified categories of citizens.

(2) As indicated in (1) above the same system and delivery model for citizens will apply, to process and produce Smart ID cards for naturalised citizens.

END

15 November 2023 - NW3584

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

With reference to his statements in respect of his department’s Budget Votes in 2022 and 2023 in which he undertook that his department intends to overhaul the immigration system of the Republic and it has completed its work on the Immigration, Citizenship and Refugee Protection policy framework respectively, what progress has been made with regard to both the immigration system and the Immigration, Citizenship and Refugee Protection policy framework?

Reply:

In September 2023, the Department of Home Affairs produced the Draft White Paper on Citizenship, immigration and Refugee Protection: Towards a Complete Overhaul of the Migration System in South Africa. On 29 September 2023, I approved the Draft White Paper for submission to Cabinet to request approval for public consultations. The following progress has been made:

  • On 03 October, the Draft White Paper was approved by the Directors-General JCPS Cluster for submission to Cabinet.
  • On 16-17 October 2023, the Department convened a Workshop on International Migration in which I pronounced that the DHA was in the process of overhauling the migration system.
  • On 24 October 2023, JCPS Cluster Ministers approved the Draft White Paper for submission to Cabinet.
  • On 26 October 2023, JCPS Cabinet Committee approved the Draft White Paper for submission to Cabinet.
  • On 01 November 2023, Cabinet approved the Draft White Paper for public consultation.
  • On Friday, 10 November, the White Paper was gazetted in the Government Gazette No 49661, this will be a period of 2 months.

During this two-month period, the Department will intensify its stakeholder engagement interventions so that all affected persons will be consulted. The Department will further work with GCIS in order to reach as many community members as possible.

END

15 November 2023 - NW3708

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Jacobs, Dr KL to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What are the relevant details of the challenges his department is facing in dealing with provinces that underspend on their allocated budgets and (b) how does his department intend to overcome the specified challenges as the health system and the ability of his department to deliver on its mandate of providing accessible, quality health care is negatively impacted?

Reply:

a) The underspending within infrastructure funding amongst others, are mostly due to unforeseen incidents such as floods, construction interruption by communities, inability of service providers to deliver in time, which result in termination of contracts.

Current antiretroviral (ARVs) contracts within HIV&AIDS program were awarded at much lower rates compared to previous contracts, this has resulted in savings and in underspending while much needed drugs were delivered.

b) The department has started with the mid-year conditional spending reviews to identify the provinces with challenges. The conditional grant spending reviews includes the assessment of grant framework and improvement plans from the provinces.

All provinces are due to submit the revised business plans to shift funds from underperforming activities to ensure improved spending and provision of quality health care. Stopping and reallocation process will be completed before beginning of January 2024 to shift funds from underperforming provinces.

 

END.

15 November 2023 - NW3310

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Seitlholo, Mr IS to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

With reference to his department’s resolve to intensify its Operation Bring Back campaign, what (a) total number of the more than 1 200 state-owned properties that have been illegally occupied, hijacked and/or sold have been reacquired and (b) are the details of the general state of the properties?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

There is a need for the Department to conduct forensic investigation in order to determine:

  1. The total number of properties that are illegally occupied, hijacked/ or sold.
  2. In addition to the above, the Department shall use the professional services (Structural engineers) to determine the condition and general state of the illegally occupied properties.

The terms of reference and procurement strategy are at “ready to go on the market” to source the assistance of competent service providers on the forensic audit of all hijacked and illegally occupied state owned properties.

The project would enable the Department to quantify with accuracy, the total number of state owned properties which are illegally occupied, hijacked and /or sold.

15 November 2023 - NW1063

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What progress has been made on the sale of the existing Head Office building of the Independent Development Trust?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Considerable progress has been made to date, albeit the process was delayed by having to obtain a recent Valuation Report, as the last valuation was outdated. The IDT has received a Valuation Report with a validity of up to 31 December 2023. The next step would be to table the Head Office Building Submission to the Asset Disposal Committee; inform the National Treasury; and request approval of the sale of the Head Office Building from the Executive Authority. However, these processes have not been undertaken, as the Board did not approve the proposed Head Office Lease Agreement, as explained in the response to National Assembly Question number 918 of 2023.

15 November 2023 - NW3514

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether he has records of the total number of (a) short-term and (b) long-term employees under the Expanded Public Works Programme; if not, why not; if so, what are the statistics in each province?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) as the overall coordinator of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) has a reporting system which allows the capturing of EPWP work opportunities by implementers across all the spheres of government. The EPWP Reporting System (EPWP-RS) contains information captured during the implementation of the EPWP Phase IV which started in the 2019/20 financial year to date for short term and long term opportunities. The different programmes captured on the system vary in terms of duration with some implemented over a short term period while others are implemented over a long term duration. The duration of participation for the EPWP participants is linked to the duration of the different programmes implemented. Table 1 on the next page shows a summary of EPWP participants on short-term programmes in the different provinces

Table 1: Summary of number of participants reported for short-term duration per province

Province

2019_20

2020_21

2021_22

2022_23

2023_24 Q2 Prelim

 

Sum of Work Opportunities (year)

Average WO Duration

Sum of Work Opportunities (year)

Average WO Duration

Sum of Work Opportunities (year)

Average WO Duration

Sum of Work Opportunities (year)

Average WO Duration

Sum of Work Opportunities (year)

Average WO Duration

Eastern Cape

2,098

103

26,243

72

44,439

60

30,695

97

22,892

65

Free State

2,059

159

1,733

198

1,728

184

1,248

138

747

101

Gauteng

5,641

158

4,612

176

10,776

113

5,751

179

4,749

75

KwaZulu-Natal

5,237

166

15,172

68

5,936

175

5,447

134

3,778

96

Limpopo

3,054

204

3,129

142

1,202

168

661

142

344

52

Mpumalanga

1,523

142

1,641

140

1,878

164

1,482

161

897

70

Northern Cape

938

159

1,266

104

1,452

185

982

200

106

67

North West

695

118

693

85

663

79

468

77

95

47

Western Cape

13,335

66

7,108

80

12,170

81

13,000

60

9,098

49

b) Within the information captured in the EPWP Reporting System (EPWP-RS) during the implementation of the EPWP Phase IV which started in 2019/20 - date, some programmes have had long term duration. Table 2 below shows a summary of EPWP participants in programmes with long-term duration:

Table 2: Summary of programmes with participants reported for long-term duration per province

Programme Name / Province

2019_20

2020_21

2021_22

2022_23

2023_24 Q2 Prelim

 

Sum of Work Opportunities (year)

Average WO Duration

Sum of Work Opportunities (year)

Average WO Duration

Sum of Work Opportunities (year)

Average WO Duration

Sum of Work Opportunities (year)

Average WO Duration

Sum of Work Opportunities (year)

Average WO Duration

Eastern Cape

114,639

102

107,249

57

103,618

77

77,680

103

54,471

49

Free State

40,693

110

40,177

61

42,504

78

37,182

97

21,928

45

Gauteng

44,693

125

51,364

66

47,035

89

48,283

106

36,106

50

KwaZulu-Natal

134,120

107

126,456

75

138,063

87

130,156

97

99,902

48

Limpopo

59,522

116

62,279

70

65,077

88

61,412

111

39,446

54

Mpumalanga

49,388

113

44,989

53

51,592

76

48,582

89

30,618

39

Northern Cape

30,674

92

28,660

32

32,380

54

37,427

83

16,805

49

North West

47,195

104

46,026

63

48,331

82

48,145

99

34,464

49

Western Cape

42,767

104

36,173

74

40,178

83

41,437

87

16,285

44

15 November 2023 - NW3313

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Siwisa, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

With reference to his department’s plans to partner with and lease out state owned properties to the private sector with the purpose of the private sector being responsible for the maintenance of the property, what total number of (a) state-owned properties have been leased out to the private sector from 1 January 2019 to date and (b) the specified properties have been released back to his department in a well-maintained condition

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure has conceptualised a programme called Refurbish, Operate and Transfer Programme (ROTP). In terms of the programme, the Department is planning to lease out state owned properties to the private sector through Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) for the sector to refurbish, lease out and maintain such properties over a period of time and hand them back to the state in a functional state.

Five (5) properties, namely, (Telkom Towers, Cervitas Building, Public Works House, Police Barracks and Department of Defence Flats) have been identified in the City of Tshwane as pilot projects and the procurement process is expected to start at the end of the fourth quarter.

  1. No property has been leased out as yet as the process is still in its conceptual stage.
  2. No property has been released back either.

15 November 2023 - NW3161

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What total amount in revenue has his department acquired in the past six months through the provision of accommodation to provincial departments?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure does not provide accommodation to Provincial Departments. The Provincial Public Works is providing accommodation to Provincial Departments.

15 November 2023 - NW3293

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Mjobo, Ms LN to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

Whether the Expanded Public Works Programme has met its target for the creation of employment in the current financial year; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) in which sectors of the economy were the employment opportunities created?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The final results for Quarter 2 of the 2023/24 fiscal year will be officially released by the end of October 2023. As of October 13, 2023, the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) has showcased a commendable performance, with a total of 637 875 work opportunities reported for 2023/24 by 322 public entities. This achievement represents 61.4% of the annual target of 1 038 742 work opportunities, indicating a strong progression towards reaching the 2023/24 target. The performance is above the 50% benchmark expected at the end of the 2nd quarter of the 2023/24 financial year.

(a) These reported work opportunities had an average duration of 48 person-days, leading to the disbursement of a substantial sum, amounting to R4 814 010 947, which is paid in wages to the EPWP participants. The average wage for the work opportunities created was R156.66. 452 927 of the work opportunities created were filled by women, 238 796 by youth, and 4 624 by persons with disabilities.

(b) The different sectors, namely the Infrastructure, Social, Environment & Culture and Non-State within the EPWP, all contributed to the creation of work opportunities. The Social Sector led the way, having already achieved 80% of its annual work opportunity target. Following closely behind were the Environment and Culture Sector, which achieved 60.9% of its target, and the Non-State Sector, registering at 60.1% of the target. The Infrastructure Sector has also made an important contribution, reaching 53.2% of its annual work opportunity target. All sectors are above the 50% benchmark expected at the end of the 2nd quarter of the financial year.

15 November 2023 - NW2867

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Tito, Ms LF to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What (a) is the total number of abandoned government buildings and/or properties which have been (i) vandalised and (ii) hijacked by thugs across the Republic and (b)(i) measures have been put in place to reclaim the specified buildings and (ii) by date will the buildings be reclaimed?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

A(i) The Department of Public Works has identified 68 vandalised buildings within the 11 regions.

A(ii) The Department of Public Works has identified 27 hijacked buildings within the 11 regions.

B(i) The Department has put in place various measures to reclaim the buildings which include:

  • Secure buildings which are not secured.
  • Identify buildings which have been earmarked for use as offices by the clients and all of these buildings are in a process of being fenced and safeguarded
  • Placing security on properties to be safeguarded
  • legal eviction proceedings instituted
  • Demolition application process initiated
  • hijacked buildings were referred to operation bring back program
  • Eviction orders sought through Court
  • Planned maintenance for some of the vandalised properties
  • Leasing voetstoots as the Department has received applications to lease the properties
  • Renovate and allocate to Gender Based Violence project

B (ii) Reclaim dates are not yet know as they are dependent on the above processes.

15 November 2023 - NW3160

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether he has been informed of the total number of government officials who are currently in arrears due to not paying rent in state-owned properties; if not, why not; if so, what total number of government officials (a) have been evicted in the past three months and (b) will be evicted in the next three months?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

Yes, the Office of the Minister receives monthly reports from the Cape Town Regional Office on all Prestige Debtors.

  1. Two (2) Sessional Officials have been evicted in the past three months.
  2. Fifteen (15) Sessional Officials will be evicted in the next three months.

13 November 2023 - NW3477

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the Request for Information (RFI) 2021/00018 issued by the Road Accident Fund (RAF), what are the full details of (a) the RFI and (b) all the medico-legal experts appointed by the RAF, including but not exclusively, (i) their names, (ii) their specialties and (iii) the addresses from where they conduct business and/or provide services?

Reply:

The panel of Medico-Legal experts was approved by the RAF Board on 31st March 2022.

The response to (a), full details of the issued RFI advert, attached as Annexure B.

The table below the response to (b) entails bidder names, fields of expertise, the names of Provinces they bided for and their contact details:

 

Service Provider Name

Fields of Expertise

Province bided for

Email address

Kgomotso OT

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng
Limpopo

North West

[email protected]

Dr A Schepers

AMA Trained Medical Practitioners

Gauteng

[email protected]

21st Century

Industrial Psychologists

Eastern Cape

Gauteng

Western Cape

Northern Cape

[email protected]

A. Vimbani Inc

Occupational Therapist

Eastern Cape

[email protected]

Abida Adroos Occupational

Therapist Inc.

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Ability 4 All (Pty) Ltd

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Abundant Human Capital

Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Industrial Psychologists

Free State

Gauteng

[email protected]

Adelaide Phasha Occupational

Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng
Limpopo
Mpumalanga
North West

[email protected]

Affinity Industrial Psychologist

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Afzal Aboobaker Osman

Orthopedic Surgeon

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Aimee Dollman

Neuropsychology

Neuro Psychologist

Western Cape

[email protected]

Alpha Psych Consulting

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Altitude SS

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

Mpumalanga

[email protected]

Alveda Square Medical Centre

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Gauteng

[email protected]

AMG Occupational Therapy

Clinical Psychologist

Eastern Cape

[email protected]

Amira Davids

Industrial Psychologists

Western Cape

[email protected]

Andiswa Gowa Inc

Occupational Therapist

Eastern Cape

[email protected];

[email protected]

Andre F Kok

Industrial Psychologists

Western Cape

[email protected]

Anele Mabanga Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational Therapist

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Annelies Cramer Clinical

Psychologist CC

Neuropsychologist

Gauteng

Western Cape

[email protected]

Anthony Figaji

Neurosurgeon

Western Cape

[email protected]

Arabella Healthcare Inc

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Limpopo

[email protected]

Areshnie Sewraj Occupational

Therapist

Occupational Therapist

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Ashnie Maharaj Occupational

Therapists

Occupational Therapist

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

AT Shibambo Occupational Therapist Incorporated

Occupational Therapist

Limpopo

[email protected]

Avivah Occupational

Therapists

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Ayesha I Mahomed

Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Western Cape

[email protected]

Ayush Healthcare (Pty) Ltd

Orthopedic Surgeon

Free State

[email protected]

Ayush Healthcare (Pty) Ltd (Clinical)

Clinical Psychologist

Free State

[email protected]

Ayush Healthcare (Pty) Ltd (Dentist)

Dentist

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

KwaZulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Northern Cape

Western Cape

[email protected]

Ayush Healthcare (Pty) Ltd

(Diagnostic Radiology)

Radiologist

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

KwaZulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Northern Cape

Western Cape

[email protected]

Ayush Healthcare (Pty) Ltd (GP)

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Free State

[email protected]

Ayush Healthcare (Pty) Ltd (Industrial)

Industrial Psychologists

Free State

Gauteng

KwaZulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Western Cape

[email protected]

Ayush Healthcare (Pty) Ltd (Max Fac Oral Surgeon)

Maxillo Facial and Oral Surgeon

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

KwaZulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Northen Cape

Western Cape

[email protected]

Ayush Healthcare (Pty) Ltd (Neurology)

Neurologist

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

KwaZulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Northern Cape

Western Cape

[email protected]

Ayush Healthcare (Pty) Ltd (Neurosurgeon)

Neurologist

Free State

[email protected]

Ayush Healthcare (Pty) Ltd (Ophthalmologist)

Ophthalmic Surgeon

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

KwaZulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Northern Cape

Western Cape

[email protected]

Ayush Healthcare (Pty) Ltd (OT)

Occupational Therapist

Free State

[email protected]

Ayush Healthcare (Pty) Ltd (Speech)

Speech Therapist

Free State

Gauteng

KwaZulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Western Cape

[email protected]

Ayush Healthcare (Pty) Ltd Educational

Educational Psychologist

Eastern Cape

[email protected]

B Devipersad and Associates

Occupational Therapist

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Baig and Burger Industrial

Psychologists Pty Ltd

Industrial psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Bakwena TJ Radiology

Solutions

Radiologist

Gauteng

KwaZulu Natal

Mpumalanga

[email protected]

Baphiwe Medico (Pty) Ltd

Orthopedic Surgeon

Gauteng

[email protected]

Baradi Consulting Pty Ltd

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Clinical psychologist

Dentist

Dermatologist

Gynaecologist

Industrial Psychologists

Neurologist

Neuropsychologist

Occupational Therapist

Orthodontists

Orthopedic Surgeon

Pediatrician

Specialist Physician

Urologist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Bassoc Health

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Bester Putter Occupational

Therapists

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Bev Black Consulting

Industrial Psychologists

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Bhavana Badassey

Industrial Psychologists

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Bitline SA 973cc

Clinical Psychologist

Eastern Cape

Gauteng

KwaZulu Natal

Western Cape

[email protected]

Bohlale People Assessment CC

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Boremo Management

Consulting

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Burger Industrial Psychology Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Care2Hear Audiology and Speech Language Consulting

Speech Therapist

Gauteng

Mpumalanga

[email protected]

Caren Swanepoel Industrial

Psychologists

Industrial psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Caro Cilliers Industrial

Psychologists

Industrial psychologists

Eastern Cape

Gauteng

KwaZulu Nata;

Western Cape

[email protected]

Caroline Govender

Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Cathri (Pty)Ltd

Industrial Psychologists

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

KwaZulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Northern Cape

Western Cape

[email protected]

Christelle Botha Industrial

Psychologist

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Christina Badalani CB

Consultants (Pty)Ltd

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Clarah Divine

Occupational Therapy Practice

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

[email protected]

Cloete Occupational Therapy

Inc

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

KwaZulu Natal

Limpopo

Western Cape

[email protected]

Connect Occupational Therapy & Other

Services

Occupational Therapist

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng
KwaZulu Natal

Mpumalanga

North West

[email protected]

D Mathebula Occupational

Therapists

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

David Stone Health And Wellness Institute

Clinical Psychologist

Gynecologist

Industrial psychologists

Neurologist

Neurosurgeon

Occupational Therapist

Orthopedic surgeon

Physiotherapist

Plastic surgeon

Psychiatrist

Speech Therapist

Urologist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Deborah Atkins & Associates

Inc

Industrial Psychologists

Eastern Cape

Northern Cape

Western Cape

[email protected]

Despotes (Pty)Ltd

Clinical Psychologist

Neuro Psychologist

Eastern Cape

KwaZulu Natal

Western Cape

[email protected]

Dia Kgadi (Pty) Ltd

Clinical Psychologist

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Divine Order Institute

Neuro Psychologist

Eastern Cape

[email protected]

Dr AL Mbatha Neurosurgery Inc

Neurosurgeon

Western Cape

[email protected]

Dr Althea van der Merwe

Industrial Psychologists

Eastern Cape

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Dr Awelani Austin

Mashau Health

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Gauteng

Limpopo

North West

[email protected]

Dr B A Okoli

Neurosurgeon

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr Bakang Mosadi

Neurosurgeon

Gauteng

Limpopo

North West

[email protected]

Dr Boitumelo Kenoshi

AMA Trained

Medical Practitioners

Plastic and reconstructive

Surgeon

Plastic Surgeon

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr Bomela Inc

Orthopedic Surgeon

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr Botchway (Pty) Ltd

Ama Trained Medical

Practitioners

Pediatrician

Gauteng

North West

[email protected]

Dr Chirjeev Kindra

Ama Trained Medical

Practitioners

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Dr Desmond Mohapi

Practice Pty (Ltd)

Ama Trained Medical

Practitioners

Gauteng

North West

[email protected]

Dr Dov Efraim Gantz

Orthopedic Surgeon

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr Duduetsang Maabe

Practice

Ama Trained Medical

Practitioners

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr E Mutasa Incorporated

Orthopedic Surgeon

Gauteng

KwaZulu Natal

Mpumalanga

[email protected]

Dr Ek Mafole

Radiologist

Gauteng

Mpumalanga

North West

[email protected]

Dr Fc Baloyi Health

Solutions Pty Ltd

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Limpopo

[email protected]

Dr G Capitani

Clinical Psychologist

Neuropsychologist

Gauteng

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Dr GM Fredericks

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

KwaZulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Northern Cape

Western Cape

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

Dr H. S. Palm

Clinical Psychologist

Neuro Psychologist

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Dr IA Khan Inc.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Gauteng

[email protected]

[email protected]

Dr John Mosima

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr Katlego Mosito Ent

Surgery

Ear, Nose And Throat

Specialist

Gauteng

Limpopo

[email protected]

Dr Katleho Motseki Matekane Inc

Orthopedic Surgeon

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr KN Maluleke-Baloyi

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Eastern Cape

[email protected]

Dr Lentsoane Specialist

Radiologist Inc

Radiologist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr Lesego Blue Heart Medical

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr LF Oelofse

Orthopedic surgeon

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr Lungile Perseverance Nkabinde

Dentist

Gauteng

Limpopo

North West

[email protected]

Dr M N Maloka

Incorporated

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Ear, Nose and Throat

Specialist

Neuro Surgeon

Ophthalmic Surgeon

Orthopedic Surgeon

Plastic & Reconstructive

Surgeon

Plastic Surgeon

Psychiatrist

Gauteng

Limpopo

Western Cape

Mpumalanga

[email protected]

Dr Maluleke Tr

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Limpopo

[email protected]

Dr Marabe Simon Mothiba

Gynecologist

Limpopo

[email protected]

Dr Maria Mokobane

Clinical Psychologist

Limpopo

[email protected]

Dr Mh Mogano Medical

Suite (Pty) Ltd

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Orthopedic Surgeon

Gauteng

Limpopo

[email protected]

Dr Mithen Gosai

Orthopedic Surgeon

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Dr Mkhawana Medical

Practice

Ama Trained Medical

Practitioners

Gauteng

Limpopo

North West

[email protected]

Dr Mmasererata

Martha Tlholoe

Maxillo Facial And Oral Surgeon

Gauteng

Limpopo

North West

[email protected]

Dr Mn Mnguni

Incorporated

Neurosurgeon

Gauteng

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Dr Mohammad Nadeem

Majeed

Neurosurgeon

Gauteng

[email protected] OR

[email protected]

Dr Mojaki Johannah Molekwa: Specialist Physician

AMA Trained Medical Practitioners

Eastern Cape

[email protected]

Dr Mpanza Inc

Neurosurgeon

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr Mr Mudau Inc

Neurologist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr Mudau

Orthopedic Surgeon

Limpopo

[email protected]

Dr Nangamso Kukulela

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Specialist Physician

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr Nhlapo Orthopedic

Surgeon

Orthopedic Surgeon

Specialist Physician

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr Nika Vafaei

Maxillo Facial and Oral Surgeon

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr NT Moukangwe Inc

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr Nyiko Chauke Orthopedic Clinic Inc

Orthopedic surgeon

Gauteng

[email protected]

DR PN Mafuya

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Eastern Cape

[email protected]

Dr Ramadhaa Pooran

Orthopedic Surgeon

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Dr RTH Lekalakala

Psychiatrist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr Russell Govender

Orthopedic Surgeon

Western Cape

[email protected]

Dr S Bugwandin

Orthopedic Surgeon

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Dr Santosh Bugwandin Inc

Urologist

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Dr Se Skosana Inc

Neurologist

Gauteng

North West

[email protected]

Dr Seroto MP

Neurosurgeon

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr Sibulelo Qhogwana

Child Psychologist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr T P Kalane Inc

Neurosurgeon

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr Thoko Mnguni

Educational Psychologist

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Dr Ti Sefeane Practice

Orthopedic Surgeon

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr Tlou Boshomane Thabethe Pty(Ltd)

Orthopedic Surgeon

Gauteng

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

[email protected]

Dr Tsakani Makhubela

Ama Trained Medical

Practitioners

North West

[email protected]

Dr Tshlidzi Sadiki

Neurosurgeon

Eastern Cape

Gauteng

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

[email protected]

Dr Vengal Medapati

Plastic And Reconstructive

Surgeon

Gauteng

Limpopo

North West

[email protected]

Dr Vic Oelofse Inc

Orthopedic Surgeon

Eastern Cape

[email protected]

Dr YP Nkalanae

Ama Trained Medical

Practitioners

Eastern Cape

[email protected]

Dr. M. G. Lamola Incorporated

Ear, Nose And Throat

Specialist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr. Visvaranie Jairam

Educational Psychologist

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Dr. Zurayda Shaik And

Partners

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Dr's Ncube & Masondo

Orthopedic Surgeon

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Dumingwe Consultung

Neuropsychologist

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Du Preez OT

Occupational Therapist

Eastern Cape

Gauteng

Western Cape

[email protected]

Ecinisweni Lt Projects

Clinical Psychologist

Neurosurgeon

Industrial Psychologists

Educational Psychologist

Occupational Therapist

Orthopedic Surgeon

Eastern Cape

Gauteng

Limpopo

North West

[email protected]

Elana Human Occupational

Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Western Cape

[email protected]

Elsabe Van Der Schyff Practice

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

Limpopo

North West

[email protected]

Emisha (Pty)Ltd

Ama Trained Medical

Practitioners

Gauteng

[email protected]

Energy Plus

Nutritionals Cc

Ama Trained Medical

Practitioners

Gauteng

[email protected]

Epsilex Medical

Neurologist

Eastern Cape

[email protected]

Equipoise Consulting

(Pty) Ltd

Industrial Psychologists

Eastern Cape

[email protected]

Esther Cloete

Ama Trained Medical

Practitioners

Western Cape

[email protected]

Eva Mponeng Tshukudu

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Evelela Healthcare

Orthopedic Surgeon

Western Cape

[email protected]

Evergreen Reeds

Investment (Pty) Ltd

Clinical Psychologist

Dentist

Educational Psychologist

Industrial Psychologists

Maxillo Facial And Oral

Surgeon

Neurologist

Neuropsychologist

Neurosurgeon

Occupational Therapist

Ophthalmic Surgeon

Gauteng

[email protected]

Evergreen Reeds Investments

Clinical Psychologist

Dentist

Educational Psychologist

Industrial Psychologists

Maxillo Facial And Oral

Surgeon

Neurologist

Neuropsychologist

Neurosurgeon

Occupational Therapist

Orthopedic Surgeon

Plastic And Reconstructive

Surgeon

Plastic Surgeon

Psychiatrist

Specialist Physician

Urologist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Ex-Aura Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Exmed Solutions

Neurosurgeon

Orthopedic Surgeon

Plastic Surgeon

Radiologist

t

Gauteng

[email protected]

Expert Forum

Clinical Psychologist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Expert Forum

   

[email protected]

Expert Forum

Educational Psychologist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Expert Forum

Industrial Psychologists

Eastern Cape

[email protected]

Expert Forum

 

Gauteng

[email protected]

Expert Forum

 

Kwazulu Natal

[email protected]

Expert Forum

 

Limpopo

[email protected]

Expert Forum

 

Western Cape

[email protected]

Expert Forum

Neurologist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Expert Forum

 

Western Cape

[email protected]

Expert Forum

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Expert Forum

   

[email protected]

Expert Forum

   

[email protected]

Expert Forum

 

Kwazulu Natal

[email protected]

Expert Forum

   

[email protected]

Expert Forum

 

Limpopo

[email protected]

Expert Forum

   

[email protected]

Expert Forum

 

Western Cape

[email protected]

Expert Forum

   

[email protected]

Expert Forum

Orthopedic Surgeon

Gauteng

[email protected]

Expert Forum

   

[email protected]

Expert Forum

Plastic And Reconstructive

Surgeon

Gauteng

[email protected]

Expert Forum

Radiologist

Western Cape

[email protected]

Expert Forum

Urologist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Firstleap Consulting

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Fitness 4 Work Occupational

Therapists

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Footsteps Therapeutic Service

(Pty) Ltd

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Frontrow Medics Pty

Ltd

Ama Trained Medical

Practitioners

Clinical Psychologist

Educational Psychologist

Industrial Psychologists

Neuropsychologist

Orthopedic Surgeon

Occupational Therapist

Eastern Cape

KwaZulu Natal

Western Cape

[email protected]

Gcina Human Potential

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Gcina Human Potential

Pty Ltd

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Geeta M Prag

Educational Psychologist

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Western Cape

[email protected]

GFM Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Given Ot (Pty) Ltd

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

Limpopo

North West

[email protected]

Gregory Shapiro

Industrial Psychologists

Western Cape

[email protected]

Halahala Psychological

Service

Educational Psychologist

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

[email protected]

Heiden Consulting

Industrial Psychologists

Eastern Cape

[email protected]

Hlombe Investment Solutions

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Kwazulu Natal

[email protected]

HR Inspiration (Pty) Ltd

Industrial Psychologists

Western Cape

[email protected]

I H Shibambo Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

 

Ignite talent consulting

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

[email protected]

Ike Roliwe

Occupational Therapy (Pty)Ltd

AMA Trained Medical Practitioners

Occupational Therapist

Eastern Cape

Free State

Kwazulu Natal

[email protected]

Imhotep Moalusi And

Associates Consulting

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

In Touch Occupational

Therapy

Occupational Therapist

Limpopo

[email protected]

Injongo Investment

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

[email protected]

Interven Quali Life (Pty) Ltd

Industrial

Psychologists

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

[email protected]

Iopsych Industrial & Organisational Psychologists

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Ithemba Industrial Psychology

Consultants

Industrial Psychologists

Eastern Cape

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Jnc Touche Consulting Psychologists

Industrial Psychologists

KwaZulu Natal

[email protected]

Jpv Business Solutions

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

JT Matsape (0ccupational

Therapist) (Pty) Ltd

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Kahamo Trading (Pty) Ltd

Industrial Psychologists

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Western Cape

[email protected]

Kalahari Medics

Plastic And Reconstructive

Surgeon

Kwazulu Natal

[email protected]

Kerry Wahl Biokineticist (Pty)

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Khalipha Holistic Wellness

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Gauteng

[email protected]

Khambule Holdings And

Projects

Industrial Psychologists

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Western Cape

[email protected]

Khaya And Njabulo Mm

Projects

Clinical Psychologist

Educational Psychologist

Industrial Psychologists

Neurosurgeon

Occupational Therapist

Eastern Cape

Gauteng

Limpopo

North West

[email protected]

hetasol Incorporated

Orthopedic surgeon

Gauteng

North West

[email protected]

Khethukuthula Health

Solutions

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

[email protected]

Khosa Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

KLD Consulting

Industrial Psychologists

Kwazulu Natal

Western Cape

[email protected]

Kme Ngobese Consulting

Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist

Eastern Cape

KwaZulu Natal

Mpumalanga

[email protected]

KP Divine Solution (Pty) Ltd

Clinical Psychologist

Educational Psychologist

Industrial Psychologists

Neuropsychologist

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

KZN Psychology Services

Industrial Psychologists

Kwazulu Natal

[email protected]

Lance Marais Incorporated

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected] or

[email protected]

Langa Mhlanga Psychologist

Neuropsychologist

Mpumalanga

[email protected]

Lekola Psychological Wellness

Development

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Leneisang Administrators

Child Psychologist

Clinical psychologist

Ear, Nose and Throat

Specialist

Educational psychologist

Gynecologist

Industrial psychologists

Neurologist

Neuropsychologist

Neurosurgeon

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Lethabo Malatji Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Lethatsi Pty Ltd

Ama Trained Medical

Practitioners

Clinical Psychologist

Educational Psychologist

Gynecologist

Industrial Psychologists

Maxillo Facial and Oral

Surgeon

Neurologist

Neuropsychologist

Neurosurgeon

Occupational Therapist

Ophthalmic Surgeon

Orthopedic surgeon

Plastic and Reconstructive

Surgeon

Eastern Cape

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Northern Cape

Western Cape

[email protected]

Letitia Reyneke Occupational

Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Free State

[email protected]

Letta Consulting Services

Clinical Psychologist

Educational Psychologist

Industrial Psychologist

Neuropsychologist

Neurosurgeon\

Occupational Therapist

Orthopedic Surgeon

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

[email protected]

Lianie Coetzer Industrial

Psychologist inc.

Industrial Psychologists

Eastern Cape

Gauteng

Western Cape

[email protected]

Limitless Occupational

Therapy Services

Occupational Therapist

Free State

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

[email protected]

Lindiwe J. Maseko

Clinical Psychologist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Lisika Consulting (Pty)

Ltd

Clinical Psychologist

Educational Psychologist

Industrial Psychologists

Neuropsychologist

Occupational Therapist

Eastern Cape

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

Western Cape

[email protected]

LJ Tigeli Occupational

Therapist Inc

Occupational Therapist

Eastern Cape

[email protected]

Lunga Mazoko Consulting

(Pty) Ltd

Occupational Therapist

Western Cape

[email protected]

M. Shava Occupational

Therapist Inc.

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

M.K. Mokoena

Clinical psychologist

Educational Psychologist

Neuropsychologist

Kwazulu Natal

[email protected]

Mabasa Ntwanano Peggy

Services

Occupational Therapist

Free State

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Northern Cape

Western Cape

[email protected]

Mac Health Solutions (Pty) Ltd

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

North West

[email protected]

Machukudu Occupational

Therapy Pty Ltd

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

Limpopo

[email protected]

Madali Professional

Services Pty (Ltd)

Clinical Psychologist

Eastern Cape

Limpopo

[email protected]

Magethi Industrial Psychology Services

Industrial Psychologists

Eastern Cape

[email protected]

Magoveni Foundation Medical Centre

Orthopedic Surgeon

Gauteng

[email protected]

Mahlahle And Sons

Trading/Dr Khomotjo Kgasago

AMA Trained Medical Practitioners

Limpopo

[email protected]

Makgato Occupational

Therapy (Pty) Ltd

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Makuka Trading Enterprise

And Projects (Pty) Ltd

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected] and

[email protected]

Makwakwa Consulting

Psychologist Inc

Clinical Psychologist

Kwazulu Natal

[email protected]

Malatse And Associates

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

[email protected]

Malebane OT Services

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

Limpopo

[email protected]

Maletjema Psychological

Services (Pty) Ltd

Child Psychologist

Educational Psychologist

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

[email protected]

Malonza Practitioners (Pty) Ltd

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

Limpopo

[email protected]

Mamba Green Projects

Industrial Psychologists

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Western Cape

[email protected]

Mamotshabo Magoele Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

[email protected]

Maneto Consulting

Neurosurgeon

Gauteng

[email protected]

Mathabathe Occupational

Therapists

Occupational Therapist

Free State

Gauteng

Limpopo

[email protected]

Athomo Development

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapist

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

North West

Northern Cape

[email protected]

Matshidiso Molotsi

Clinical Psychologist

Gauteng

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Matsobane Motlana Occupational Therapists Pty Ltd

Occupational Therapist

Limpopo

[email protected]

Maw

Awa Medical Inc.

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Eastern Cape

[email protected]

Maxiforce Medical Experts

Neurosurgeon

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

North West

Northern Cape

[email protected]

Mbabazi Consulting

Clinical Psychologist

Neuropsychologist

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

Mpumalanga

[email protected]

MEC Kalane And Associates

Child Psychologist

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Western Cape

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Med Care Holdings

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Western Cape

[email protected]

Medi Diamonds Associates

(Pty) Ltd

Child Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist

Dentist

Dermatologist

Ear, Nose And Throat

Specialist

Educational Psychologist

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Industrial Psychologists

Maxillo Facial And Oral

Surgeon

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Surgeon

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Medical Expert Consulting

(Pty) Ltd (Gp- Ama)

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Practitioners

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Gauteng

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Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Child Psychologist

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Specialist

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Medtech Africorp (Pty)

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Industrial Psychologists

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Met Occupational Therapy

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Occupational Therapist

Limpopo

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Miyelani Molemi Occupational

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Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

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Mkholo Psychological Services

And Consultancy

Clinical Psychologist

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Mkosi Occupational Therapist

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Gauteng

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Gauteng

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Educational Psychologist

Gauteng

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Modiba Ko Speech &

Audiology Services

Speech Therapist

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Mogale Psychohealth

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Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

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Moipone Lebese Clinical

Psychologist Inc

Clinical Psychologist

Limpopo

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Mokero Medical

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Gauteng

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Molepo Incorporated Psychologists

Clinical Psychologist

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Morongwa Sekele Occupational Therapist

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Mothapo Occupational

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Motimele Mr Occupational

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Occupational Therapist

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North West

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Ms Mthimkhulu Psychological

Services

Educational Psychologist

Gauteng

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Gauteng

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Mukona Consultings

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Gauteng

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Mutshinyalo Occupational

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Psychologist

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

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Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

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Nandipa Maka

Occupational Therapist

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Natasha Gerber Industrial

Psychologists (Pty) Ltd

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

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Ncumisa Magakwe

Occupational Therapist

Eastern Cape

Kwazulu Natal

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Ndabambi And Associates Inc.

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

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Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapist

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Neevashnee Panchoo

Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

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Occupational Therapist

Limpopo

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Neresa Govender

Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapist

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Neurosurgery And Spine

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Neurosurgeon

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Newa Human Solutions

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Nick Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

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Industrial Psychologists

Western Cape

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Nkenke Healthcare

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Practitioners

Gauteng

[email protected]

NM Industrial

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Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

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Nm Rambau Occupational

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Occupational Therapist

Limpopo

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Nokuzola Jamjam Clinical

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Clinical Psychologist

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Nomfanelo Manaka Industrial

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Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

Limpopo

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Nr Sithole Counselling

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Clinical Psychologist

Kwazulu Natal

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NSP Occupational

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Occupational Therapist

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Ntombifuthi Zwane

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

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Occurehab Occupational

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Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

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AMA Trained Medical

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Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Optima Assessments &

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Clinical Psychologist

Occupational Therapist

Eastern Cape

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

[email protected]

Optimize Health And Wellness

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Clinical Psychologist

Gauteng

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Optimize Occupational Therapy Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Occupational Therapist

Limpopo

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Optimum Talent Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Industrial Psychologists

Kwazulu Natal

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Orgzone

Industrial Psychologists

Eastern Cape

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

Western Cape

[email protected]

Oscar Sechudi Consulting

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Industrial Psychologists

Free State

Gauteng

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Northern Cape

[email protected]

Ot At Hand

Occupational Therapist

Limpopo

[email protected]

OT Connect

Occupational Therapist

Limpopo

[email protected]

[email protected]

Otivate Occupational Therapy

Inc.

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

OTworks

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

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Parc De Amusement

Industrial Psychologists

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Western Cape

[email protected]

Paula Steyn Educational

Psychologist

Child Psychologist

Gauteng

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Peta Psychology

Consulting

Clinical Psychologist

Gauteng

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Phambili Centre Of Excellence

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Poppy Khunou Occupational

Therapy

Ama Trained Medical

Practitioners

Gauteng

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Powerpoint Lifestyles

Industrial Psychologists

Kwazulu Natal

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Pragashnie Govender

Occupational Therapy

Ama Trained Medical

Practitioners

Occupational Therapist

Kwazulu Natal

[email protected]; [email protected]

Prestige Consulting

Occupation

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

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Pria Naidu Occupational

Therapist Inc.

Occupational Therapist

Kwazulu Natal

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Pro Orth

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Neurosurgeon

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Kwazulu Natal

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Prof I E Goga

Orthopedic Surgeon

Kwazulu Natal

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Pulles Howard & De Lange

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

Western Cape

[email protected]

R Rooy T/A Cheryl Rooy Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Kwazulu Natal

[email protected]

Radzuma Petronella Inc

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

Limpopo

North West

[email protected]

Ramela Mashudu

Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

Limpopo

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Ramoholo NM

Occupational Therapist

Limpopo

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Ramusi Kgalamadi Benford

Industrial Psychologists

Limpopo

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Rarang Partners Diagnostic

Radiologists Inc

Radiologist

Gauteng

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Real Radical

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

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Redefine Health Consulting

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

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Reintergrate Occupational

Therapy Services

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

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Rirhandzu Sybil Lowane-Mayayise

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

Lowanemayayise@yahoo

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AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Gauteng

Limpopo

[email protected]

River Horse Consulting

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Rosewood Medico-Legal

Industrial

Psychologists

Eastern Cape

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Western Cape

[email protected]

Rs Tshitake Pty Ltd

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Ruva Saungweme Industrial

Psychologists (Pty) Ltd

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Ruwa Consulting

Clinical Psychologist

Industrial Psychologists

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

S Dhlamini

Occupational Therapist (Pty) Ltd

Occupational Therapist

Mpumalanga

[email protected]

SA Biofeedback Laboratories

Clinical Psychologist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Sagwati Sebapu Occupational Therapists Pty Ltd

AMA Trained Medical Practitioners

Gauteng

[email protected]

Saicor Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Ear, Nose And Throat

Specialist

Neurosurgeon

Orthopedic Surgeon

Plastic Surgeon

Radiologist

Urologist

Western Cape

[email protected]

Sakonda Inc

Industrial Psychologists

Eastern Cape

[email protected]

Salkinder Ortho Inc

Orthopedic Surgeon

Western Cape

[email protected]

Salomien Pretorius

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Sandra Botha Occupational

Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Sandton Brain And Spine Centre

Neurosurgeon

Gauteng

[email protected]

Sekati Occupational

Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Sekgwari Management

Consulting

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Seloane

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

September

Occupational Therapist Inc

AMA Trained Medical Practitioners

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Shaida Boabt

Industrial Psychologists

Kwazulu Natal

[email protected]

Simangaye Consulting

Educational Psychologist

Eastern Cape

Kwazulu Natal

[email protected]

Siza Medico Legal Centre (Pty)

Ltd

Ama Trained Medical

Practitioners

Clinical Psychologist

Educational Psychologist

Industrial Psychologists

Neuropsychologist

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

Western Cape

[email protected]

SM Psychology And

Wellness Group

Neuropsychologist

Eastern Cape

Gauteng

[email protected]

Stephan Van Huyssteen

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

Western Cape

[email protected]

Success Occupational

Therapy (Pty) Ltd

Ama Trained Medical

Practitioners

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Sugreen Consulting Cc T/A The Human Concept.Co.Za

Industrial Psychologists

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Northern Cape

Western Cape

[email protected]

Svdm Clinical Psychologists Inc

Clinical Psychologist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Takkie Pistorius Occupational

Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Tambwe Consulting

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Tanatswa Consulting

Clinical Psychologist

Educational Psychologist

Industrial Psychologist

Neuro Surgeon

Occupational Therapist

Orthopedic Surgeon

Eastern Cape

[email protected]

Tasneem Mohamed

Consulting Inc

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

TC Occupational

Therapists

Occupational Therapist

Eastern Cape

[email protected]

TC Sibiya Occupational

Therapy

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

TCM Consulting

Educational Psychologist

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Mpumalanga

[email protected]

Tebogo Kgole Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

Neuropsychologist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Texalitrix (PTY) LTD

Industrial Psychologists

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Western Cape

[email protected]

Thabisa Mbiza Occupational

Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Eastern Cape

[email protected]

Thandi M R Nape Occupational

Therapists ( Pty) Ltd

Occupational Therapist

Free State

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

[email protected]

Thandile Health Risk

Management

Ama Trained Medical

Practitioners

Gauteng

[email protected]

Thato-Motheo Consulting

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

The Brain Surgeon

Neurosurgeon

Gauteng

North West

[email protected]

The Medicine Place

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Gauteng

[email protected]

The Talent Hub International

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Thembalempilo Mental Health Services

Clinical Psychologist

Kwazulu Natal

[email protected]

Thembeka Maredi Occupational Therapy Practice

AMA Trained Medical Practitioners

Occupational Therapist

North West

[email protected]

Thembisile Occupational

Therapy

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Thokoza Makhathini

Consulting

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

[email protected]

Tholene Sodi And Partners Inc

Clinical Psychologist

Limpopo

[email protected]

Thriving People Pty Ltd

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

[email protected]

Thusanong Consulting

Industrial Psychologists

Eastern Cape

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Western Cape

[email protected]

Tiaan Ellis Educational

Psychologist

Educational Psychologist

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Western Cape

[email protected]

Tiro Solutions

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

TJ Semono

Radiographers

(Diagnostic)

Radiologist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Tladi Orthomed Inc

Orthopedic Surgeon

Gauteng

Limpopo

North West

[email protected]

Tsebo Ke Thebe Consultancy

And Projects

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

Limpopo

[email protected]

Tsn Health Solutions

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Tswello Health Solutions Pty Ltd

Occupational Therapist

Eastern Cape

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Northern Cape

Western Cape

[email protected]

Tumelo Molefe Occupational

Therapists

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Western Cape

[email protected]

Ubomi Medical Group - Clinical

Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist

Neuropsychologist

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Northern Cape

Western Cape

[email protected]

Ubomi Medical Group - Eye

Surgeon

Ophthalmic Surgeon

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Northern Cape

Western Cape

[email protected]

Ubomi Medical Group -

Neurosurgeon

Neurosurgeon

Eastern Cape

[email protected]

Ubomi Medical Group -

Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Northern Cape

Western Cape

[email protected]

Ubomi Medical Group -

Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic Surgeon

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Northern Cape

Western Cape

[email protected]

Ubomi Medical Group -

Orthopedic Surgeon 2

Orthopedic Surgeon

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Northern Cape

Western Cape

[email protected]

Ubomi Wellness Centre

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Gauteng

[email protected]

Uphembele Consulting

Group

Industrial Psychologists

Kwazulu Natal

[email protected]

Ursula Health Pty Ltd

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Western Cape

[email protected]

Vaal Medicolegal Services

Neurosurgeon

Gauteng

[email protected]

Vhathuvhothe Trading

Enterprise

Ama Trained Medical

Practitioners

Limpopo

[email protected]

Virlocento Digital Solutions

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

[email protected]

Vivacity Works Occupational

Therapy

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

[email protected]

Vocational Health Solutions

Occupational Therapist

Western Cape

[email protected]

Voterm

Occupational Therapist

Eastern Cape

Gauteng

[email protected]

VP Cloete Psychologist

Educational Psychologist

Limpopo

[email protected]

Vulpes Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Clinical Psychologist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Vuyo Nako Consulting

Ear, Nose And Throat

Specialist

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Well At Work (Pty) Ltd

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Wellandable Health

Pty Ltd

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Work And Health Link Pty Ltd

Occupational Therapist

Free State

[email protected]

Workbench Consulting

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

X A Solutions Pty Ltd

Occupational Therapist

Gauteng

Mpumalanga

North West

[email protected]

[email protected]

Xite Group Consulting

AMA Trained Medical

Practitioners

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

Kwazulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Western Cape

[email protected]

Xoli Mfene

Clinical Psychologist

Kwazulu Natal

[email protected]

Xray Facility

Radiologist

Gauteng

[email protected]

Yellow Birds Industrial

Psychology Consulting

Industrial Psychologists

Gauteng

[email protected]

Yolisa Occupational Therapist Inc

Occupational Therapist

Kwazulu Natal

[email protected]

13 November 2023 - NW3640

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)What (a) total number of aircraft accidents that took place in the Western Cape were reported to the SA Civil Aviation Authority in the past 10 years, (b) are the relevant details of each incident, (c) were the reasons for the accident that were reported for each incident, (d) total number of fatalities resulted from the accidents and (e) steps have been taken by her department to improve air safety in the Western Cape?

Reply:

(a) The total number of aircraft accidents that took place in the Western Cape that were reported to the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACCA) in the past 10 years.

 YEAR

ACCIDENTS

2014

11

2015

18

2016

10

2017

20

2018

11

2019

6

2020

12

2021

19

2022

18

2023

16

Grand Total

141

(b) The relevant details of each incident,

All the occurrences that warrant investigation by the Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigations Divisions are categorised in the table as above and a final report is published on the SACAA website. In almost all cases the pilot and the owner/operator provide information on a questionnaire, which has comprehensive initial information for Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigations Divisions to assess the level of response required and determine the scope of the investigation.

The causal factors of the accidents are as follows:

(c) The reasons for the accident that were reported for each incident:

The purpose of the investigation is to collect data that will inform the final case of the accident. The causes of the accidents are included in (b) above.

(d) total number of fatalities resulted from the accidents

 

ACCIDENTS

FATAL

ACCIDENTS

NUMBER OF FATALITIES

2014

11

0

0

2015

18

2

3

2016

10

1

1

2017

20

1

1

2018

11

3

4

2019

6

1

2

2020

12

1

3

2021

19

3

3

2022

18

1

1

2023

16

2

2

Grand Total

141

15

20

(e) Steps taken by the SACAA to improve air safety in the Western Cape?

The responsibility to reduce the number of accidents in general aviation is not the sole responsibility of the Regulator but of the industry who are required to comply to the standards set by the Regulator. The Regulator develops regulations, technical standards and guidance material to assist the industry to comply. At appropriate times and where negligence and non-compliance are evident, the Regulator takes enforcement actions against those affected operators and licence holders.

In terms of the number of accidents, the Western Cape accounts for the second largest number of accidents in the country. Over and above the safety recommendations issued by investigators to relevant operators and parties, the SACAA developed a General Aviation Safety Strategy (GASS) with industry to reduce the number of accidents in the general aviation sector where the above accidents are prevalent.

The solutions and activities undertaken by the Regulator and industry include developing educational guidance material to address the most pressing and common causes of accidents as informed by the investigation reports, publishing articles in a special publication developed for this purpose and undertaking a number of safety awareness and promotion events such as seminars, workshops, etc. with industry.

The reduction in the number of accidents realised just in the past two financial years i.e., 2021/22 and 2022/23, is an indication that the efforts of the GASS are bearing positive results for example, there has been a reduction in the number of accidents country-wide by 15% and a reduction of 25% in fatal accidents as well as a 29% reduction in fatalities meaning that fewer people perished as a result of aircraft accidents in the GA sector in the past financial year.

13 November 2023 - NW3387

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether he has any actionable immediate plans in place to give effect to the restructuring of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) to ensure sustainable employment; if not; why not; if so, (a) on what date were the plans adopted by the Government, (b) what are the details of what has been implemented thus far and (c) what is the total amount of the budget that has been allocated for the implementation of the restructured EPWP?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

Three priority areas have been identified for implementation starting from the 2023–24 fiscal year in order to introduce urgent actionable plans to give effect to the restructuring of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) for ensuring sustainable employment. Projects in these priority areas will be implemented with an emphasis on improving participant skills and entrepreneurial outcomes through training. Public bodies in the different spheres of government will implement projects in the identified priority areas as follows:

(i)  Road upgrading and maintenance interventions related to pothole patching and block paving;

(ii) Cleaning of public spaces and waste management including the cleaning of public buildings; and

(iii) Clean energy interventions related retrofitting of government buildings and solar installations.

To this end, in my capacity as the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure mandated to lead the EPWP, I have engaged with various EPWP stakeholders from all spheres of government to focus on the approach of implementing the above-mentioned priority areas.

a) The plans were not adopted on a particular date but have been communicated with different public bodies and are different stages of implementation depending on the plans of the different public bodies.

b) The projects that have been implemented so far in the different priority areas are as follows:

(i) Road upgrading and maintenance

A total of 144 block paving and Pothole patching projects with 14, 424 work opportunities have been implemented by provincial roads departments and municipalities so far in the 2023/24 financial year.

(ii) Cleaning of public spaces and waste management

A total of 912 cleaning and Waste Management projects with 74, 642 work opportunities reported have been implemented by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Provincial Departments of the Environment, Municipalities and the Department of Public Works & Infrastructure so far in the 2023/ 24 financial year.

(iii) Clean Energy

There are no clean energy projects currently implemented, however, pre-project planning activities are being finalised to ensure implementation in the current financial year.

c) Leveraging from the existing budgets (i.e. Provincial Roads Management Grant, Municipal Infrastructure Grant, Department of Fisheries, Forestry and the Environment Budget Vote, Department of Public Works and Infrastructure Budget Vote, EPWP Integrated Grant to Municipalities and Integrated Grant to Provinces) a total budget of R4.074 Billion has been identified to implement 1,101 projects under these focus areas, with 101,894 work opportunities projected to be created by public bodies and reported within the 2023/24 financial year.

13 November 2023 - NW3497

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

How many undocumented immigrants have been deported under the provisions of section 34 of the Immigration Act, Act No 13 of 2002, since the Constitutional Court judgment of 2017?

Reply:

All deportations are conducted under Section 34 of the Immigration Act, 2002. The number of people deported since the Constitutional Court judgement in the matter of Lawyers for Human Rights and the Minister of Home Affairs and others [2017] is 139 269.

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13 November 2023 - NW3479

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Mr A C Roos (DA) to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What (a) were the total office hours lost due to (i) load shedding, (ii) office closures, (iii) water outages, (iv) system downtime and (v) no online verification scanners at health facilities in the second quarter of the 2023-24 financial year and (b) was the total percentage of uptime of the Home Affairs civic services system hosted by the State Information Technology Agency in the specified period?

Reply:

(a)(i) Total number of office hours lost by front offices due to load shedding in the second quarter of 2023/24 is 5003.

(a)(ii) Number of offices closed is 10.

(a)(iii) Number of offices closed as a result of water outage were 10 offices and hours lost due to water outage is 424 hours

(a)(iv) Hours lost due to system downtimes are 9095 hours.

(a)(v) Out of 251 health facilities there are 161 online verification scanners at facilities and 90 are in the process of being equipped by the end of financial year 2023/24 which is in line with birth optimisation plan. Non availability of scanners are not impeding birth registration as the workaround is to take manual fingerprints which are later verified.

(b) The DHA/SITA SLA covering all offices reflect as follows:

Month

Reachability (Network)

Availability (power)

July 2023

99.47%

90.30%

August 2023

99.34%

93.54%

September 2023

99.13%

90.42%

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13 November 2023 - NW3457

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Nodada, Mr BB to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(a) What are the processes and protocols of her department for monitoring infrastructure projects at schools and (b) how often are projects monitored and/or evaluated?

Reply:

(a) Monitoring addresses planning, project implementation and project management, including time, quality and budget/expenditure in a project. These are interrogated and a sample of projects are visited. Based on the findings from these visits, remedial actions are devised with the province and monitored by the DBE.

•Monitoring deals with both programme and project matters;

  • Programme matters include;

-The pattern of overall expenditure being achieved;

-Comparisons of expenditure to projected cash flows;

-Progress being made with key groups of projects [e.g. Water, sanitation, maintenance, new schools, additional classrooms etc.]

-Management of the portfolio of projects [i.e. evidence that the programme of projects is being managed effectively through the project cycle]

  • •At the Project level the focus is on ensuring ;

-that PSP appointments are being made;

- that planning and design processes are progressing;

-that the appointment of contractors is progressing, that construction is progressing satisfactorily, [i.e. on programme, on budget, at acceptable quality…];

and that projects are being handed over and closed out and that final accounts are being wrapped up.

(b) Monitoring can be conducted through various means as follows:

-Ministry and DG Infrastructure meetings; Meetings with individual implementing agents; DG meetings with CEO's of implementing agents and operational meetings with implementing agents

-Site visits by the Director General; Site visits by the Infrastructure unit, Site visits by the programme Support Unit. 

- Provincial officials attend monthly site meetings with Professional Service Providers and contractors ; and 

- as well as ad hoc / unannounced visits to projects.

13 November 2023 - NW3267

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Makesini, Ms M to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

What (a) (i) is the total number of incomplete housing projects in the Free State and (ii) time frames have been put in place to complete such projects and (b) are the relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

a) (i) According to the information received from the Free State Province, there are approximately 770 blocked projects.

(ii) The anticipation timeframe to complete the incomplete projects is 2024/25 financial year.

b) In terms of the current Business Plan for the 2023/24 financial year, the province planned to address 98 incomplete projects across all districts. The national Department of Human Settlements will work closely with the Province to monitor the delivery of the houses on a quarterly basis.

13 November 2023 - NW3337

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Alexander, Ms W to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What are the relevant details of the challenges surrounding the contract of the Small Claims Court rooms which are on the premises of the Diepsloot Police Station that are not operational due to a contractual dispute and (b) on what date will the specified court rooms be operational again?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) The challenges were as a results of the absence of a governance document which outlines the responsibilities of the two user departments in shared accommodation. In a meeting that took place on the 8th of August 2023, the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) was tasked to develop the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which will outline legal responsibilities of the two user departments. The MOA was finalised on the 17th of October 2023. A round robin approach has been proposed to get signatures of the 3 accounting officers.

b) The date on which the court rooms will be operational, will be informed by the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement by all parties.

13 November 2023 - NW3502

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether her department has records of the total (a) number of and (b) amount paid out to foreign nationals through compensation from the Road Accident Fund in each province (i) in the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2023 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, why not; if so, what (aa) total number of (aaa) documented and (bbb) undocumented foreign nationals have been compensated and (bb) are the further relevant details?

Reply:

a) The table below shows the number of foreigner related payments processed for the period by regional office.

b) The table below shows the value / amount of capital paid to foreigner related claims for the period by regional office.

c) The RAF is unable to indicate the status of documented and undocumented claimants that have been paid in the last three years as requested, as no such an indicator exists in the claims system.

However, the RAF has in line with Section 17(l) has to ensure that the accident happened “… at any place within the Republic”. The RAF has issued a directive to ensure that every foreigner submits a stamped passport indicating that they were in the Republic when the accident occurred.

Furthermore, Section 44 of the Immigration Act compels RAF as an organ of state to “ascertain the status or citizenship of the persons receiving its services and shall report to the Director-General any alleged foreigner or any person whose status or citizenship could not be ascertained”.

d) The RAF has, however, implemented controls to confirm foreign claimants’ mortality status prior to payment release. This process requires verification of passports, or asylum confirmation documents to ensure that only documented foreign claimants are compensated.

13 November 2023 - NW3498

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Hlengwa, Mr M to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

Amid widespread calls and protest action to close the Israeli Embassy in Pretoria, what (a) is the Republic’s official position on hosting the Embassy and (b) are the relevant details and reasons for taking such position?

Reply:

South Africa cannot have normal relations with Israel, as long as the latter is unwilling to sincerely negotiate a peace plan without preconditions with Palestine. South Africa cannot be a party in any way to Israel’s plans and actions that would see the ideal of Palestinian statehood reduced into balkanised entities devoid of true sovereignty, without territorial contiguity and with no economic viability. However, breaking of diplomatic relations with Israel will be counterproductive as it will also affect our Representative Office in Ramallah, Palestine and by implication weaken the meaningful role that South Africa can play in the Palestinian cause.

The Government of South Africa will be considering the various calls made to further downgrade its diplomatic relations with Israel given the flagrant breaches of international law, including war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. South Africa has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate these crimes which fall under its jurisdiction. A decision to downgrade will, further, need to consider whether it may impact negatively on South Africa’s ability to maintain a diplomatic presence in Palestine, which is the only link the country has to the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including Gaza. Nonetheless, the demands for a downgrade have merit. South Africa will discuss this with all relevant stakeholders to assess the approach the country takes to our diplomatic relations with Israel given the current situation in the region.

13 November 2023 - NW3520

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1)What (a)(i) number of Home Affairs branches were impacted by the State Information and Technology Agency strike, which started on 18 October 2023 and (ii) is the location of each branch that was affected and (b) measures were put in place to limit the impact of the strike on the delivery of services; (2) whether any additional costs were incurred due to the strike; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i-ii) 302 service points countrywide which included mobile trucks, health facilities and few Ports of Entry connecting via SITA/MTN LTE were off for over a day.

(1)(b) DHA engaged SITA Executives to understand the risk associated with the industrial action for which SITA assured DHA that there are contingency measures in place to mitigate incidents that might come up.

(2) A plan was put in place for deployment of mobile trucks connecting via an RT-15 APN contract to the Presidential Imbizo. Other DHA outreach programs were cancelled to avoid fruitless expenditure and efforts in vain by the public.

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13 November 2023 - NW3480

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What (a) was the total number of Home Affairs applications received at the SA embassies and missions abroad for (i) passports and (ii) identity documents in (aa) Quarter 1 and (bb) Quarter 2 of the 2023-24 financial year, (b) what is the advertised and/or target turnaround time expressed in weeks for the applications of the specified documents and (c) what is the average turnaround time in weeks for (i) passport and (ii) identity document applications, from the date of submission to the date of return to the relevant embassy or mission abroad?

Reply:

(a) The total number of applications received by Home Affairs from SA Embassies and missions abroad per requested categories are as follows:

(i) Total number for passports applications is 29 126

(ii) Total number for identity documents received is 2 358

(aa) Quarter 1: The total number of passport applications is 12 265 and for identity documents is 1 264

(bb) Quarter 2: The total number of passport applications is 16 861 and for identity documents is 1 094

(b) The agreed upon turnaround time with Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) is 5 months which translates to approximately 20 weeks. This includes the shipping of consignments via the diplomatic bag and DHA is considering to automate application process for passports and IDs at missions working with DIRCO.This will lessen the turnaround time to process and dispatch.

(c)(i)(ii) The average turnaround time for both products is 5 months, which translate to approximately 20 weeks, depending on the frequency with which the diplomatic bag is sent from and to SA embassies and missions abroad.

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10 November 2023 - NW3629

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1).Whether, with reference to the processes to change geographical names, there is a specified threshold of support that is required to implement a geographical name change; if not, on what basis is the decision taken to change geographical names; if so, what is the required threshold of support. (2). Whether a name change is implemented on the basis of one individual application only; if not, what is the basis for determining that sufficient support exists for a name to be changed; if so, what are the relevant details. (3). whether a name change process will proceed if the application for the name change does not comply with the Handbook on Geographical Names in terms of the proposed name; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details. (4). (a) on what grounds will the Protection of Personal Information Act, Act 4 of 2013, be invoked to maintain the confidentiality of the applicant and (b) what is the step-by-step process that is followed, including time frames and minimum adherence requirements that are followed from receipt of the application to the final decision by him as the Minister?

Reply:

(1). The South African Geographical Names Act 118 of 1998 does not specify a threshold requirement for the support for a name change. The Provincial Geographical Names Committees in the provinces where the name concerned is located always host public consultation meetings in the local communities. These meetings are advertised in advance and minutes and attendance registers are kept. The decisions are taken based on the count of a simple majority of people who attended the public consultation meetings where the proposed names are put to the attendees.

(2). Individual South African citizens or a group of citizens can propose a name change in terms of the South African Geographical Council Act, Act No 118 of 1998. The Minister considers the application together with relevant accompanying details including the motivation for the name change, the evidence of public consultation and where applicable, written permission from the family after whom the geographical feature is proposed to be named.

(3). All geographical features approved by the Minister for change are done in terms of the SAGNC Act 118 of 1998. The Handbook is a users’ guide derived from the Act. All names changed do follow the guidance of the Handbook on Geographical Names. In instances where the proposed name is that of a person, written permission from the affected family is required before the name change is submitted to the Minister for his consideration.

(4)(a). The POPIA Act is also invoked when a PAIA request or Parliamentary Question is made to the Department that includes personal details of applicants, informants in relation to a geographical feature application.

(b). When a geographical feature or place name is proposed for change, a prescribed South African Geographical Names Council application form needs to be completed by the applicant who must be a South African citizen. The application form is submitted to the relevant Provincial Geographical Names Committee (PGNC) in the relevant province. The PGNC will do desktop research to check if the proposed name is a

national feature, is not a duplication of an existing name, is not undesirable in terms of race, gender. The PGNC will then put out local advertisements in community radio stations and local print media informing the local community of public consultation meetings with details like the dates, venues, and times for the public consultation meetings. The PGNC will host the public consultation meetings during which the community will discuss the proposed name changes. Attendance registers and minutes are kept during these meetings. In instances the new name is the name of a person, the family of the person after whom the geographical feature will be named, written permission from that family is required. It is desirable that the local municipality concerned is also consulted in order for it to indicate its support for the name change.

A simple majority of meeting attendees is required for the name change to be supported at the local community level. Once the PGNC is satisfied that there is community support for the name change and that all required documentation like proof of community meetings, with attendance registers and minutes, the information is submitted to the South African Geographical Names Council. The SAGNC sits once a quarter to consider all geographical names applications submitted to it. The SAGNC reviews all the documentation including the application form, evidence of public consultations, attendance registers and minutes of meetings. The SAGNC will also require PGNCs to provide evidence that public consultation meetings were advertised to local communities.

Letters from affected family members will also be reviewed. Once the SAGNC is satisfied that the due process was followed and that all documentation is provided, it will recommend the name change to the Minister. The relevant documentation will be submitted to the Minister who will apply his mind before taking the decision to either approve or not approve the name change application. Once the Minister has taken a decision, the name is put in the government gazette for public information. The public has thirty days after the gazetting of a name change to submit objections in writing to the Minister. This is in terms of section 10 of the SAGNC Act 118 of 1998. The Minister

will consider all objections and respond to all objectors in writing whether to reverse the name change or sustain his initial decision to approve the name change. This concludes the process.

 

 

10 November 2023 - NO613

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Mmutle, Mr TN to ask the Defence and Military Veterans

(1) In light of the continued involvement of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) in ensuring safety and security at Eskom power plants and other domestic security matters, what are the further relevant details on the resources and capabilities allocated to the SANDF fo effectively fulfill such roles; (2) Whether there are any plans to extend the deployment period; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

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10 November 2023 - NO644

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Defence and Military Veterans

With reference to her reply to question 2826 on 13 October 2023, what total number of pilots and flight engineers has been employed as at latest specified date versus the total number of the actual and current number of flights hour including other requirements to maintain the crew certification?

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10 November 2023 - NW3554

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

(1)What total number of officials have been subjected to disciplinary proceedings directly related to the poor performance of the (a) Unemployment Insurance Fund and (b) Compensation Fund; (2) what specific steps have been taken to ensure that the former Commissioner of the Compensation Fund is not redeployed to other government departments and entities while the investigations about his alleged role in the poor performance of the Fund are underway?

Reply:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUND

During the period 2022/23 the Unemployment Insurance Fund issued Intent to Discipline letters to eight (8) SMS members for the Fund’s poor performance in Quarter 2 (decline in performance from Quarter 1 to Quarter 2). This resulted in improved performance in Quarter 3. In addition, one (1) SMS member was disciplined for poor performance and dereliction of duties and issued with a Final Written Warning.

COMPENSATION FUND

For the current financial year 2023/2024, the Fund routed two separate submissions to the DG to approve the intention to institute progressive discipline action against two Senior Managers found to be performing poorly in their respective responsibilities. As per the disciplinary protocols in public sector the disciplinary letters will inform the employees of the respective charge and will afford them right of reply. The reply will be reviewed and further action will be taken. The compensation fund is awaiting the approval of the submission. The Fund has also had a 50% resignation of Chief directors and Directors end of 2022 before disciplinary action could be taken for poor performance

In terms of the Chapter 7 of the senior management handbook and the Public Service Act. The pieces of legislation do not make provision for the employer to take steps to ensure that no person is employed pending investigation. The only issue that is commonly practiced in the public service is that once the investigation is complete with recommendations to institute disciplinary action against the said officer, the report should be forwarded to a new employer to implement the recommendations or to request that the new employer continue with the investigation if the process of investigation was not completed by the former employer due to the officer resigned. When the former Commissioner resigned there was no investigation into his performance.

10 November 2023 - NW3558

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Mogale, Mr T to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

What (a) has he found to be the reasons for the slow pace of towns and street name changes across the Republic, particularly in the Free State and (b) measures has he taken to speed up name changes”

Reply:

(a). The slow pace of change to the names of our towns, cities and streets can be attributed to many factors. The South African Geographical Names Act 118 of 1998 does not provide for government at national level to actively propose name changes as the Minister has to take decisions on names submitted to him by applicants. Local communities are prioritising service delivery matters like housing, employment, water, and electricity over the transformation of our naming landscape. The cut in the budget allocations for the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture makes it increasingly difficult to conduct major public awareness campaigns on radio, television, and the social media.

(b). The pace of name changes in the Free State has been very slow. The South African Geographical Names Council held an awareness campaign in Bloemfontein on the 28 of June 2023.

During the awareness campaign all district municipalities and the Provincial Geographical Names Committee were given information on the process that needs to be followed when names of streets, towns and cities are proposed to be changed. This process includes public consultation with the local communities. This awareness

workshop was livestreamed to the public in the Free State to create community awareness on the urgency to transform South Africa’s naming landscape.