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12 October 2017 - NW1902

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

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

Reply:

(a) No

(b)NDA- No

(a) Department/Entity

(i) Name of transaction advisor

(ii) Tenders

(aaa) Pricing

(iv Amount

DSD

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

NDA

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

(bb) Yes, SASSA appointed transactional advisors (Tender 01/11/BS) during the preparatory phase for the procurement of a service provider for the distribution of social grants throughout the country. Some aspect of the procurement process were highly technical and required specific expertise in areas such as information and communication technology, legal, finance and human resources related matters. The information related to this matter is contained in the SASSA’s annual report for the financial year in question.

12 October 2017 - NW2706

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Bara, Mr M R to ask the Minister of Police

How many drug-busting operations were conducted by the (a) SA Police Service and/or (b) Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation at the (i) Tweespruit, (ii) Roadside, (iii) Rouxville, (iv) Glen, (v) Verkeerdevlei, (vi) Reitz, (vii) Allanridge and (viii) Memel Police Stations in the Free State in each of the past 10 financial years?

Reply:

(a)(b)(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)(vi)(vii) and (viii)

The information is reflected in the attached annexure.

 

12 October 2017 - NW2457

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

How many protests occurred in each municipality in the (a) 2014, (b) 2015 and (c) 2016 calendar year?

Reply:

(a)(b)(c) The requested information is reflected in the attached annexure.

12 October 2017 - NW2356

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Police

(1)With reference to his reply to question 1208 on 13 June 2017, why was the information requested deemed as not applicable to the President and Deputy President; (2) under which subprogramme of the Protection & Security Services division does the Presidential Protection Service assigned to the President and Deputy President fall under, if it is not deemed to fall under VIP Protection Services?

Reply:

1. The Division: Protection and Security Services, is not at liberty to disclose detailed security information pertaining to the President and Deputy President. Therefore, the response below covers the total deployment for those financial years.

(1)(a)(b)(i)(aa) 1 066.

(1)(a)(b)(i)(bb) 1 131.

(1)(a)(b)(i)(cc) 1 162.

(1)(a)(b)(i)(dd) 1 369.

(1)(a)(b)(ii) 1 388.

(2) The Presidential Protection Service is not under the subprogramme of Protection and Security Services. In terms of the organisational structure, both are under programme five.

12 October 2017 - NW2967

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the Minister of Energy

Whether her department has a policy in place allowing Eskom to charge 5 hectare smallholdings over R1 300 per day extra for electricity lines between 1 500 meters and 3 500 meters from the outskirts of towns, as if they were rural lines; if not, (a) what is the position in this regard and (b) on what statutory grounds is Eskom relying to treat the specified smallholdings on the outskirts of towns as if they were big commercial farms; if so, what are the (i) details of the policy and (ii) reasons for having put the policy in place? NW3286E

Reply:

The Department received the question, reviewed its contents against its mandate and has determined that the most appropriate respondent should be Eskom through the Department of Public Enterprises.

12 October 2017 - NW2017

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Social Development

With reference to her reply to question 37 on 6 April 2017, (a) what payments have been made to (i) the head office and (ii) each provincial branch of Azande Consulting from 1 September 2016 to 31 May 2017, (b) on what dates were payments made in each case, (c) for which events were payments made and (d) to which branches were payments made?

Reply:

(a) SASSA made payments to the said service provider in accordance with the Service Level Agreement entered into between the two entities for the implementation of the Integrated Community Registration and Outreach Programme (ICROP) over a period of three years.

(i) The contract between the Agency and the service provider is managed at SASSA Head Office and the payments are made directly to the contracted service provider.

(ii) Not applicable

(b) Payments were made for service rendered in accordance with the SLA referred to in (a)

(d) Refer to (i)

12 October 2017 - NW2410

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

Is Berning Mtandazo Ntlemeza still employed by any entity or body within his department; if not, what are the full details regarding his (a) date of termination of service and (b) full exit salary package; if so, (i) in what unit or department is the specified person employed, (ii) what is the specified person’s current (aa) post description and (bb) salary level and (iii) are there any (aa) disciplinary processes and/or (bb) criminal investigations ongoing against the specified person?

Reply:

  1. Service have been terminated in line with SCA ruling
  2. No existing package
  3. Appointment ruled unlawful since inception

12 October 2017 - NW2857

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Boshoff, Ms SH to ask the Minister of Police

(a) How many teachers from Bothitong High School (i) have had complaints of rape and/or sexual assault laid against them with the SA Police Service (SAPS) and (ii) on what date was the complaint laid in each case, (b) what progress has been made in each of these cases and (c) what is the SAPS doing to ensure that these victims, as well as other learners at the school that may have been victimised, are not intimidated into silence?

Reply:

(a)(i) Two teachers from the Bothitong High School have had complaints of rape/or sexual assault laid against them, with the South African Police Service (SAPS).

(a)(ii) Bothitong CAS 35/08/2017 - Sexual Assault: reported to the SAPS on 2017-08-22.

Bothitong CAS 1/09/2017 - Attempted Rape: reported to the SAPS on 2017-09-01.

b) Bothitong CAS 35/08/2017 - Sexual Assault.

  • The suspect in question was arrested on 2017-09-01.
  • The bail hearing was held on 2017-09-04, but was postponed to 2017-09-05, when bail was granted. According to the bail conditions, the suspect must report to the Bothitong Police Station twice a day, three times a week. The suspect must not make contact or interfere with the victim or any of the witnesses.
  • The court case has been postponed to 2017-10-24.
  • The teacher has been suspended.

Bothitong CAS 1/09/2017 - Attempted Rape.

  • The suspect in question was arrested on 2017-09-01.
  • The bail hearing was held on 2017-09-04, but was postponed to 2017-09-08 when bail was granted. According to the bail conditions, the suspect must report to the Bothitong Police Station twice a day, three times a week. The suspect must not make contact or interfere with the victim or any of the witnesses.
  • The court case has been postponed to 2017-10-24.
  • The suspect has been suspended.

(c) An awareness campaign was conducted at the school and was escalated to the surrounding schools, where leaners were told about their rights and where cases should be reported to. The awareness campaign has resulted in additional cases being reported, which are under investigation. The awareness campaign focused on informing learners of their rights and of the bail conditions that are applicable to the suspects.

12 October 2017 - NW2334

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Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) criteria and (b) factors are taken into account when deciding on rank promotions in the SA Police Service?

Reply:

Promotions in the South African Police Service (SAPS) are regulated by the SAPS Employment Regulations, 2008, in exceptional circumstances and under normal circumstances by the Promotion and Grade Progression Policy of the SAPS, as per Safety and Security Sectoral Bargaining Council Agreement, 3 of 2011. The criteria and factors taken into account when deciding on rank promotions in the SAPS, are as follows:

a) Criteria:

In terms of Regulation 45(9) of the SAPS Employment Regulations, 2008 the National Commissioner may promote an employee into a post without advertising the post and without following the selection process, if the National Commissioner is satisfied that the employee qualifies, in all respects for the post. There are exceptional circumstances that warrant a deviation from the said subregulation if such a deviation is in the interest of the SAPS and if the National Commissioner recorded the reasons for the deviation, in writing. The Promotion and Grade Progression Policy of the SAPS provides as follows:

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADE PROGRESSION

Constable to Sergeant

A minimum of seven years service as member of the SAPS (Including periods of training on contract as trainee, periods of apprenticeship or learnership).

From Sergeant to Warrant Officer

A minimum of seven years uninterrupted service in the rank of Sergeant.

From Warrant Officer Band B1 to Warrant Officer Band B2

A minimum of one year uninterrupted service in the Service on Band B1 and on notch five of Band B1 or a higher notch.

REQUIREMENTS FOR POST PROMOTION

From Constable to Sergeant

At least an NQF 6 qualification and a minimum of two years uninterrupted service on the level of a Constable (including periods of training on contract as trainee, periods of apprenticeship or learnership);

OR

At least a minimum of four years uninterrupted service on the level of a Constable (including periods of training on contract as trainee, periods of apprenticeship or learnership).

From Sergeant to Warrant Officer

At least an NQF 6 qualification and a minimum of two years uninterrupted service on the level of a Sergeant;

OR

At least a minimum of four years uninterrupted service on the level of a Sergeant.

From Warrant Officer to Lieutenant

At least an NQF 6 qualification and a minimum of two years uninterrupted service on the level of a Warrant Officer;

OR

At least an NQF 4 qualification and a minimum of four years uninterrupted service on the level of a Warrant Officer.

From Captain to Lieutenant Colonel

At least an NQF 6 qualification and a minimum of two years uninterrupted service on the level of a Captain;

OR

At least an NQF 4 qualification and a minimum of four years uninterrupted service on the level of a Captain.

From Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel

At least an NQF 6 qualification and a minimum of two years uninterrupted service on the level of a Lieutenant Colonel;

OR

At least an NQF 4 qualification and a minimum of four years uninterrupted service on the level of a Lieutenant Colonel.

b) Factors:

Grade Progression is based on the following principles:

  • Availability of Funds;
  • Recognition of Performance;
  • Years of service on a Salary Level or Rank;
  • Suitability; and
  • Subject to the provisions above, the grade progression of members, who qualify for grade progression, must be effected within that financial year.

Post Promotions are based on the following principles:

  • Availability of vacant funded posts; and
  • Advertisement and selection process.

The selection of a candidate must be based on the candidate’s:

  • Competence based on the inherent requirements of the job or the capacity to acquire, within a reasonable time, the ability to do the job;
  • Prior learning, training and development;
  • Experience gained in the field of the post;
  • Compliance with representivity at the level that is applicable to the post (in terms of the guidelines provided by the office of the National Commissioner or the Employment Equity Plan of the relevant business unit);
  • Record of pending criminal or disciplinary investigations, previous criminal convictions or valid disciplinary findings of misconduct against him or her; and
  • Health, if good health is an inherent requirement of the post.
  • Satisfactory performance (evidence of at least satisfactory performance);
  • Years of service on a salary level or rank;
  • Suitability; and
  • The National Commissioner is under no obligation to fill an advertised post.

Notwithstanding the above, the National Commissioner may, for the purposes of improving effectiveness, service delivery or representivity, waive any requirement(s) for promotion, as set out in the Policy, in respect of any employee and promote such employee if he or she is satisfied that the employee is suitable for promotion.

12 October 2017 - NW2740

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Ross, Mr DC to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What is the total number of vacancies that currently exists in the SA Police Service, (b) what are the salary levels of the specified vacancies and (c) what amount in remuneration packages will be needed to fill the vacancies?

Reply:

a) The total number of vacancies that are currently existing in the South African Police Service (SAPS), is 2 836, taking into consideration the oversupply of salary level four and below, due to the entry level enlistments of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Public Service Act in each financial year.

         

 

 

     

 

 

     
         

 

 

     

 

 

     
 

Fixed Establishment 2017/2018

 

 

Actuals as on 2017-09-30

 

 

GAP (vacancies(-) / surplus (+))

 

SAPS

 

SAPS

 

SAPS

Salary Level

 

PA

PSA

Total

 

Salary Level

PA

PSA

Total

 

Salary Level

PA

PSA

Total

SL16

 

1

2

3

 

SL16

0

2

2

 

SL16

-1

0

-1

SL 15

 

32

0

32

 

SL 15

33

1

34

 

SL 15

1

1

2

SL 14

 

222

1

223

 

SL 14

214

4

218

 

SL 14

-8

3

-5

SL 13

 

814

4

818

 

SL 13

684

9

693

 

SL 13

-130

5

-125

SL 12

 

2 775

4

2 779

 

SL 12

2 192

5

2 197

 

SL 12

-583

1

-582

SL 11

0

0

0

 

SL 11

0

0

0

 

SL 11

0

0

0

SL 10

7 297

3

7 300

 

SL 10

6 406

3

6 409

 

SL 10

-891

0

-891

SL 9

0

0

0

 

SL 9

0

0

0

 

SL 9

0

0

0

SL 8

 

17 475

51

17 526

 

SL 8

15 987

131

16 118

 

SL 8

-1 488

80

-1 408

SL 7

 

33 184

4 052

37 236

 

SL 7

32 434

3 625

36 059

 

SL 7

-750

-427

-1 177

SL 6

 

29 437

1 372

30 809

 

SL 6

26 460

2 684

29 144

 

SL 6

-2 977

1312

-1 665

SL 5

 

63 135

23 904

87 039

 

SL 5

61 605

24 498

86 103

 

SL 5

-1 530

594

-936

SL 4 & below

 

0

11 235

11 235

 

SL 4 & below

3 754

11 433

15 187

 

SL 4 & below

3 754

198

3 952

Total

 

154 372

40 628

195 000

 

Total

149 769

42 395

192 164

 

Total

-4 603

1 767

-2 836

b) The salary levels for the existing vacancies, are as follows:

SL16 = 1

SL 14 = 5

SL 13 = 125

SL 12 = 582

SL 10 = 891

SL 8 = 1 408

SL 7 = 1 177

SL 6 = 1 665

SL 5 = 936

The Medium Term Framework (MTEF) for the SAPS, regulates the enlistment targets of new entry level personnel per financial year. The SAPS has a growing establishment, with set targets in its Human Resource Plan, which accommodate the continual increase in the number of personnel. The SAPS is in the process of enlisting 3 800 new entry level Police Service Act personnel and 1 200 Public Service Act personnel, to ensure the achievement of 98% of the establishment target, by 31 March of each financial year. Some of the vacant posts, or gaps on higher levels, are reserved for the career progression of personnel members.

Promotion, grade progression, internal and external advertisement processes, will also be launched in every MTEF or financial year, to address the differences on higher salary levels and to ensure the effective maintenance of the establishment, per managerial cluster.

Phase one of the 2017/2018 financial year post promotion process, will commence in February 2018.

The Component: Organisational Development, has embarked on a process of rationalising some of the Head Office organisational structures, with the aim of escalating resources to the frontline services, in order to improve service delivery to the community.

c) It will cost the SAPS an amount of R1,793 billion, to fill the indicated vacancies. This is calculated for a full year and does not include benefits, such as housing allowance, service allowance, medical contributions, etc. as additional costs will be determined by the qualification criteria, as well as the employee’s circumstances.

12 October 2017 - NW2677

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

What is the total number of firearms that have gone missing from SA Police Service (a) stores and (b) evidence rooms?

Reply:

(a) The following number of firearms that have been reported as lost, per financial year, from the South African Police Service’s provisioning stores, are reflected below:

(i) 2000/2001 - 0

(ii) 2001/2002 - 0

2002/2003 - 0

(iii) 2003/2004 - 0

(iv) 2004/2005 - 0

(v) 2005/2006 - 0

(vi) 2006/2007 - 1

(vii) 2007/2008 - 0

(viii) 2008/2009 - 0

(ix) 2009/2010 - 0

(x) 2010/2011 - 0

(xi) 2011/2012 - 0

(xii) 2012/2013 - 0

(xiii) 2013/2014 - 0

(xiv) 2014/2015 - 0

(xv) 2015/2016 - 1

(xvi) 2016/2017 - 43 firearms were discovered missing. The exact date the loss occurred is not known.

(a) A total of 20 exhibit firearms were reported lost/stolen, from SAPS 13 Stores and/or evidence rooms, in the 2017/2018 financial year. The 20 firearms were reported as stolen, at the Bellville South Police Station in the Western Cape. An investigation is currently underway.

 

12 October 2017 - NW2676

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

What is the (a) total number and (b) type of illegal firearms that the SA Police Service has confiscated in each province since 1996?

Reply:

(a)(b) The information that is requested is not readily available, as each case must be verified. A request is hereby made for an extension to obtain the information. The information will be submitted, as soon as it is available.

 

12 October 2017 - NW2908

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What progress has been made in respect of CAS 567/03/2017 opened at Midrand since his reply to question 1952 on 5 September 2017; (2) whether any of the computers stolen from the offices of the Office of the Chief Justice on 18 March 2017 have now been recovered; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what has happened in the matter of the arrested suspect since it was remanded to 17 July 2017; (4) whether, with reference to his specified reply, any further investigation is being undertaken into the matter by any units in the SA Police Service; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. The case docket, Midrand CAS 567/03/2017, is currently with Advocate Broodryk, at the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), in Gauteng.
  2. None of the stolen computers have been recovered as of yet.
  3. The matter is still under investigation. The accused has been released on bail of R5000,00 and the case has been remanded to 17 October 2017.
  4. The matter is being investigated by the Gauteng Provincial Investigation Unit.

12 October 2017 - NW2385

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Purdon, Mr RK to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the SA Police Service (SAPS) considers rhino poaching incidents as priority crimes; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) (a) what was the average response rate of SAPS to incidents of rhino poaching (i) in the (aa) 2014, (bb) 2015 and (cc) 2016 calendar years and (ii) since 1 January 2017 and (b) what number of arrests have been made in each case; (3) whether there are specialised SAPS units assigned to investigate rhino poaching; if not, why not; if so, (a) in which provinces and (b) what are the further relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

1. Yes, the South African Police Service (SAPS), considers rhino poaching to be a priority crime, due to the constant escalation of rhino poaching incidents, since 2010.

Wildlife trafficking as a form of transnational organised crime, has a negative impact on the economic development of the country and job creation, including the development of the country’s bio-diverse economy, which incorporates the tourism sector.

Wildlife trafficking is hampering the government’s ability to ensure socio-economic development, as organised crime syndicates and activities have become embedded in communities, across the country.

President Zuma declared rhino poaching to be a national security threat, in 2011. This led to the threat being attended to by the National Joint Operational Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS), which is the operational arm of the Justice Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster of Government.

The JOINTS established National and Provincial Priority Committees, in terms of the NATJOINTS Instruction, 3 of 2011. The purpose of this NATJOINTS Instruction, was to sensitise all provinces about this threat and coordinate the response, by establishing and activating National and Provincial Priority Committees to manage, implement and coordinate all joint integrated actions, as well as the efforts to curb rhino poaching and illegal hunting.

In 2012, the NATJOINTS initiated and conducted national interventions in the Kruger National Park, which was and still is affected significantly, by illegal rhino poaching. In support of provincial activities, Cabinet approved the Integrated Strategic Management Approach, to rhino poaching.

In April 2015, rhino poaching was declared a priority crime of the SAPS, by the Minister of Police. The Joint Operation Centre (JOC), was officially launched by President Zuma, in November 2015. It comprises of the following role-players: the SAPS, South African National Parks, the Department of Environmental Affairs, the South African National Defence Force, Ezemvelo, the South African Revenue Services (Customs) and the State Security Agency.

In 2014, the NATJOINTS initiated and developed the draft National Integrated Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking (NISCWT), which is police-led and intelligence informed, with multi-agency support and has the following objectives:

  • Improving law enforcement, supported by the whole of government and society, to effectively investigate, prosecute and adjudicate wildlife trafficking, as a form of transnational organised crime;
  • Increasing the Government’s ability to detect, prevent and combat wildlife trafficking in South Africa and beyond; and
  • Increasing national, regional and international law enforcement collaboration and cooperation in the combating of wildlife trafficking.

A five pillar operational plan was introduced to address the objectives, as contained in the NISCWT, which is currently implemented in the provinces most affected, through Operation Rhino, i.e. Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo. Operation Rhino is a multi-disciplinary, integrated operation, which is coordinated from the Mission Area Joint Operations Centre (MAJOC), in Skukuza, and comprises of three Tactical Joint Operations Centres (TacJOC`s), in Acornhoek, Hluhluwe and Phalaborwa, to address the five pillar operational plan.

The following is a breakdown of the five pillar operational plan:

Pillar 1: Intelligence gathering, coordination and analysis:

    • This pillar is about information collection, analysis and coordination; and
    • Intelligence structures provide intelligence for prevention, investigation and prosecution of wildlife trafficking-related crimes, within our borders, across our borders and internationally.

Pillar 2: Proactive approach:

    • This involves the maximum deployment of rangers and visible policing officers inside and outside various parks; and
    • The implementation of various community initiatives and programmes around mission areas neighbouring parks or game reserves.

Pillar 3: Combat approach:

    • This pillar includes the conducting Vehicle Control Points (VCP), road blocks, way-lays and observations at strategic points. Intelligence-driven operations, suspect tracing, airborne support and a Canine Unit search and detection capability. A document on the NISCWT was drafted and presented to the JCPS Cluster, for approval.

Pillar 4: Reactive through detection:

    • This comprises an investigative approach, which is focused on integrated crime scene management and specialised investigators, who are addressing local, national and transnational rhino-related organised crime and working with dedicated prosecutors.

Pillar 5: Communication and liaison:

    • Pillar five includes publication through the media on successes including convictions;
    • Continuous sensitising of communities, regarding the security aspects/dangers of illegal poaching;
    • Engagement with various countries, in relation to rhino DNA sampling (e.g. Mozambique, Vietnam, Czech Republic); and
    • Ongoing collaboration with Interpol with regard to operations and crime working groups, on environmental crimes.

(2)(a) The response by the SAPS, together with other role-players, was to deploy the following resources:

(2)(a)(i)(aa)

2014

SAPS Disciplines

Deployment Number

Special Task Force

40

National Intervention Unit

15

Operational Support

04

Air Support

04

TOTAL/AVERAGE DEPLOYMENT

63

(2)(a)(i)(bb)

2015

SAPS Disciplines

Deployment Number

Special Task Force

73

National Intervention Unit

202

Tactical Response Team

25

Tracing Team

21

Forensic Services

13

Operational Support

57

Crime Intelligence Gatherer

48

Air Support

12

Canine Unit

31

Detectives

26

Analysts

20

TOTAL/AVERAGE DEPLOYMENT

528

(2)(a)(i)(cc)

2016

SAPS Disciplines

Deployment Number

Special Task Force

31

National Intervention Unit

406

Tactical Response Team

183

Detective Services

119

Forensic Services

89

Operational Support

138

Crime Intelligence Gatherer

120

Analysts

78

Canine Unit

82

Tracking Team

03

TOTAL/AVERAGE DEPLOYMENT

1 249

(2)(a)(ii)

Since 1 January 2017

SAPS Disciplines

Deployment Number

National Intervention Unit

160

Tactical Response Team

98

Detective Services

81

Forensic Services

47

Operational Support

64

Crime Intelligence Gatherer

62

Analysts

23

Canine Unit

67

TOTAL/AVERAGE DEPLOYMENT

602

(2)(b)

Number of arrests

Year

Cases

Arrests

2014

565

108

2015

929

169

2016

1 070

530

1 January to July 2017

465

249

TOTAL/AVERAGE DEPLOYMENT

3 029

1 056

(3) There are 90 Stock Theft and Endangered Species Units and 22 satellite units, which are responsible for the investigation of all cases, which are related to endangered species, including rhino poaching and related crimes.

(3)(a) These units are situated as follows:

Province

Number of units

Number of satellite units

Eastern Cape

22

8

Free State

11

1

Gauteng

2

0

KwaZulu-Natal

16

3

Limpopo

8

8

Mpumalanga

11

1

North West

7

1

Northern Cape

7

0

Western Cape

6

0

TOTAL

90

22

(3)(b) No further relevant details, in this regard.

12 October 2017 - NW2091

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

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

Reply:

(a) Yes

(aa) Department/Entity

(i)Domestic

(ii)International

(aaa) Name of research and development Institution

(bbb) Function

(bb) Date of Funding

(cc) Amount

DSD

Yes

 

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Academic programmes for demographers and population experts in the Southern Africa region

28 October 2014

R200 000.00

 

Yes

 

University of Witwatersrand

Academic training programme focusing on social security matters, including policy and research

12 August 2013

R2 000 000.00

 

Yes

 

University of North West

Academic programmes for demographers and population experts in the Southern Africa region

4 November 2014

R200 000.00

   

Regional/Continental

Population Association of Southern Africa

Peer learning and capacity building programmes for population and demography practitioners in the Southern Africa region as well as publication of annual journal of demography

22 January 2013

R200 000.00

   

Regional/Continental

Union for African Population Studies

Academic programmes on the scientific study of population and demography issues in the African continent

3 September 2014

R50 000.00

NDA

Yes

 

University of Fort Hare

Policy and research on Early Childhood Development

(ECD Centre of Excellence)

September 2016

R700 000.00

SASSA

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

12 October 2017 - NW2966

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the Minister of Energy

Why does Eskom disagree with the creation of a national basket for maintenance that will require a percentage from municipality revenue as stipulated by her department, (b) what is the alternative plan from Eskom in this regard, (c) what is Eskom’s plan to deal with the maintenance backlog that the national basket for maintenance attempts to address, (d) what is the total cost of the backlog and (e) what percentage of the tariff increase requested by Eskom will be allocated to maintenance; 2) What is the current allocation of revenue that is allocated to Eskom for maintenance?

Reply:

The Department received the question, reviewed its contents against its mandate and has determined that the most appropriate respondent should be Eskom through the Department of Public Enterprises.

12 October 2017 - NW2827

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What is the backlog in the (a) processing and (b) analysis of samples at the forensic science laboratories of the SA Police Service in each province (i) in the (aa) 2014-15, (bb) 2015-16 and (cc) 2016-17 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017; (2) what (a) are the challenges experienced by his department to eliminate the backlog and (b) what steps has his department taken to address the challenges experienced?

Reply:

(1)(a)(b)(i)(aa)(bb)(cc)(ii)

SAPS

FORENSIC SCIENCE LABORATORIES

 

ENTRIES

 

(i) (aa)

(i) (bb)

(i) (cc)

(ii)

 

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

1 April 2017 to 30 August 2017

Gauteng

2 147

13 578

6 997

6 365

Western Cape

774

1 824

1 352

4 681

Eastern Cape

0

0

0

408

KwaZulu-Natal

383

2 915

1500

1 012

Forensic Science Laboratory

3 304

18 317

9 849

12 466

The current backlog, which is 4.8% of on-hand case entries (exhibits) on-hand, is still below the 10% target, as reflected in the South African Police Service Annual Performance Plan 2017/2018.

(2)(a) The most pressing challenge experienced by the Division: Forensic Services, is that resources to support the implementation of the Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Act, are not commensurate with the increased number of crime scenes and buccal samples that the South African Police Service (SAPS) is required to respond to.

The Biology Section, within the Forensic Science Division, is responsible for the analysis of these samples and the Forensic Database Management Section, is responsible for the loading of the forensic DNA profiles, onto the DNA database, as well as performing the comparative searches, to provide forensic DNA links.

The total number of additional examiners required in these two specific sections, to analyse the increased number of DNA samples and to conduct comparative searches on the DNA database, have not yet been appointed. There is also an insufficient number of administration personnel to receive, register and handle the increased number of submissions to the various SAPS forensic laboratories.

. The Biology Section is also experiencing challenges with the procurement process of specialised DNA equipment, which will provide preventative and corrective maintenance.

The current DNA system, the STRlab system, that is maintained by the State Information Technology Agency (SITA), is unstable and unsupporting of the optimal work load in finalising the case entries within the time frames.

The Chemistry Section is experiencing a significant increase in the submission of cases, particularly less serious cases. The KwaZulu-Natal Forensic Laboratory experiences challenges with flooding of the premises, which disrupts precise procedures, leading to backlogs.

The budget of the Division: Forensic Services, is not commensurate to the significant increase in exhibit material submitted for forensic analysis. In particular, inadequate funds are available for recurring costs, such as forensic consumables and buccal sample collection kits. The reduction in the allocated budget for the Division: Forensic Services, is expected to have a negative impact on service delivery, as well as the SAPS’s ability to reduce the backlog and to improve turnaround times.

(2)(b) The acting Divisional Commissioner: Forensic Services has requested an additional posts for 76 support staff and 58 posts for forensic analysts, on 29 May 2017, to address the implementation of the DNA Act by the Biology Section and the Forensic Database Management Section.

Currently, interns are employed to assist with the increased volume of exhibits and flexi-hour shifts have been implemented, where required.

The chemistry case load is distributed to other regions, which have the capacity to handle additional cases and an additional laboratory, in the Western Cape, is now functional and also analysing exhibits. Although the capacity at the Western Cape Forensic Laboratory increased, it remains inadequate to address the increasing work load. A pilot project, using new technology with flexi-hour shifts, has also been implemented at the Western Cape Forensic Laboratory, to improve the processing of the less serious cases.

11 October 2017 - NW2791

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesQUESTION

With reference to his reply to question 1605 on 20 July 2017, of the 37% of his department’s 2017-18 budget which will be used to support smallholder farmers, what percentage of the 37% will be used to support black smallholder farms?

Reply:

Black smallholder farmers refer to African, Coloured and Indian smallholder farmers who are natural persons and:

  1. “Are citizens of the Republic of South Africa by birth or descent; or
  2. Are citizens of the Republic of South Africa by naturalisation before the commencement date of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act of 1993; or
  3. Became citizens of the Republic of South Africa after the commencement date of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act of 1993, but who, had it not been for the Apartheid policy, would have qualified for naturalisation before then.

The definition of “Black people” now includes South African Chinese people as per the Pretoria High Court ruling on the 18th June 2008.”

Therefore, the whole 37% was allocated for black smallholder farmers.

11 October 2017 - NW2013

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Police

(a) Why have all crime intelligence personnel stationed at the Crime Intelligence Head Office been reposted countrywide and (b) what labour procedures were followed in this regard?

Reply:

a) The process of the transferring of personnel, stationed at Crime Intelligence Head Office, has not yet been initiated.

It needs to be mentioned that not all Crime Intelligence personnel, stationed at the Crime Intelligence Head Office, will be transferred to Crime Intelligence Cluster Stations.

Personnel from the Crime Intelligence Head Office, with the skills and ability to function at Crime Intelligence Cluster Stations, will be identified for placement, to capacitate those Crime Intelligence Cluster Stations, with the highest incidence of reported crime.

b) The process of transferring personnel from the Crime Intelligence Head Office, will be done in accordance with the provisions of the South African Police Service (SAPS) Transfer Policy and Procedures and the Safety and Security Sectoral Bargaining Council Agreement, 5 of 1999.

The employee to be transferred will be issued with a notice of intended transfer, which will give the employee an opportunity to make representation concerning the transfer, within a period of 21 days.

The employee’s representation will be considered and a final decision will be communicated to the employee concerned, within 21 days after his or her representation.

11 October 2017 - NW3549

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) Which directorate and/or entity is responsible for the Moloto Rail Development Corridor project, (b) what (i) are the deadlines, milestones and timeframes for this project and (ii) processes, procedures and mechanisms exist to ensure that the deadlines, milestones and mechanisms are met, (c) who is financing this project , (d) what are the (i) conditions of the funding and (ii) total monetary value of the project, (e) how will it be paid off, (f) who are the partners in this project, (g) how are they partners in each instance and (h) what are the conditions respectively?

Reply:

a)  The Rail Transport Branch and PRASA as an implementing agency, is currently responsible for the Moloto Rail Development Corridor Project.

b) (i) The Moloto Rail Development Project is currently not funded. The Department submitted an application for funding to National Treasuary.

(b) (ii) Refer (b) (i)

(c) Refer to (b) (i)

(d) (i) (Refer to (b) (i)

(e) Refer to (b) (i)

(f) Refer to (b) (i)

(g)Refer to (b) (i)

(h) Refer to (b) (i)

11 October 2017 - NW1544

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Breytenbach, Adv G to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What is the (a) full name, (b) official designation, (c) unit details and (d) particulars of (i) the commanding officer of the SA Police Service (SAPS) (name and details furnished) and (ii) each of the three female officers who accompanied the commanding officer, who visited the Chief Whip of the Opposition, Mr J H Steenhuisen at Parliament on 12 May 2017 to take down a warning statement; (2) (a) why did the specified officers not comply with the prescripts of the Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Act, Act 4 of 2004, as amended, regarding the serving of processes on members of Parliament inside the Parliamentary precinct and (b) what steps is his department taking to ensure that all SAPS members are aware of all relevant legislation governing the serving of processes by SAPS members; (3) has he found that the purpose of the interview was to intimidate the specified person; if so, what steps are being taken against the officers concerned to ensure that such misdirected behaviour is not repeated in future?

Reply:

(1)(a)(b)(c)(d)(i) Colonel MH Modise, Unit Commander of the Provincial Investigation Unit, Gauteng.

(1)(a)(b((c)(d)(i)(ii) Captain AN Mthethwa, Provincial Investigation Unit, Gauteng; Constable TR Shongwe, Provincial Investigation Unit, Gauteng; and

Constable M Mosia, Provincial Investigation Unit, Gauteng.

(2)(a) The police officers were not in the Parliamentary precinct to “execute, serve or tender for service any summons, subpoena or other processes issued by a court; or to arrest another person,” as contemplated in Section (5)(a) and (b) of Chapter 2 of the Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Act, 2004 (Act No. 4 of 2004). The police officers were in the Parliamentary precinct to inform Mr Steenhuizen (MP), of the criminal case, in which he is implicated as a possible suspect and to enquire whether he was prepared to make a statement in the case.

(2)(b) Members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) are aware of the relevant legislation, governing the serving of processes in the Parliamentary precinct, which requires that the express permission of, or in accordance with the directives of either the speaker, or the Chairperson, or a person authorised by the speaker, must first be obtained, before a member of SAPS may serve or execute processes issued by a court.

(3) The purpose of the interview was to inform Mr Steenhuizen (MP), of the case under investigation, in which he has been implicated as a possible suspect and to enquire whether he was prepared to make a statement in the case.

(3)(a)(b) Not applicable.

11 October 2017 - NW2693

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesQUESTION

(a) What number of times has (i) the Director-General of his department and (ii) other senior management service officials travelled to Cape Town since 26 May 2014 and (b) what are the relevant details of the (i) dates, (ii) cost of (aa) flights, (bb) rental vehicles and (cc) accommodation, (iii) names of each person who formed part of the delegation and (iv) reason for each trip in each case?

11 October 2017 - NW2727

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

What number of (a)(i) poachers and (ii) illegal immigrants were arrested by the (aa) SA National Defence Force and (bb) SA Police Service members deployed in the Kruger National Park (aaa) in each of the past seven financial years and (bbb) since 1 April 2017 and (b) the specified arrests resulted in successful prosecutions in each case?

Reply:

(a)(i) From 2011 to the end of 2016, 935 poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park. The numbers are as follows:

2011 = 82

2012 = 73

2013 = 123

2014 = 174

2015 = 202

2016 = 281

From 1 January to 30 September 2017, 206 poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park.

(a)((ii)(aa) The number of illegal immigrants arrested is linked to the line function of the South African National Defence Force and South African Police Services and the question should thus be directed to those respective Ministers.

(a)(ii)(bb) For specific information on the number of arrests by the South African Police Service outside of the Kruger National Park, but related to poaching in the Kruger National Park over the seven year period, this information has to be sourced from the the Minister of Police.

(b) For specified arrests resulting in successful prosecutions, this question should be directed to the Minister of Police and the National Prosecuting Agency, respectively.

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11 October 2017 - NW1570

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

Whether he has started the process for the appointment of a new Judge for the Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation Unit (DPCI); if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) by what date will the appointment of the new DPCI Judge be finalised?

Reply:

The DPCI Judge has been appointed

11 October 2017 - NW2792

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

With reference to his reply to question 1610 on 31 July 2017, how many hectares of land were transferred to black persons between 1994 and 2016 through settlement?

Reply:

698 226 hectares

11 October 2017 - NW2498

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Van Dalen, Mr P to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesQUESTION

(1)  Whether his department has disbursed any monies to a certain trust (name furnished) and/or a certain project (name furnished) in each of the past three financial years; if so, (a) who is/are the project leader(s), (b) what is the total amount that has been disbursed and (c) from which programmes were the funds sourced in each case; (2) Whether his department has records of a full account of how the specified (a) trust and (b) project have spent the money; if not, in each case, why not; if so, (i) what are the relevant details of expenditure in each case and (ii) of this, how much was spent on (aa) marketing research and (bb) infrastructure development in each case?

Reply:

  1. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has not disbursed any funds to the Blue Karoo Trust and/or Camdeboo Satellite Aquaculture Project in three financial years, i.e. 2015/16; 2016/17 and 2017/18.
  2. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has not provided financial support to the project in three financial years i.e 2015/16; 2016/17 and 2017/18, therefore does not have any financial records in that regard.

11 October 2017 - NW1576

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Police

Whether he has started the process for the appointment of a permanent Head of the Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (DPCI) unit; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date does he envisage the process to be started; if so, (i) what are the relevant details and (ii) by what date does he expect to appoint a new Head of the DPCI?

Reply:

DPCI Judge has been appointed

11 October 2017 - NW2180

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What is the total number of service firearms that have been reported as (i) missing, (ii) stolen or (iii) lost in each province (aa) in the (aaa) 2014-15, (bbb) 2015-16 and (ccc) 2016-17 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017 and (b) what is the total number of the specified firearms that has been recovered in each case?

Reply:

The total number of service firearms that have been reported as (i) missing and (ii) stolen:

2014/2015

NATURE OF LOSSES

EC

FS

GP

KZN

LIM

MP

NATIONAL OFFICE

NW

NC

WC

MISSING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DURING SERVICE-\CONTROL CENTRE: HANDING OVER

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

1

 

2

DURING OFFICE TAKE OVER; INSPECTIONS ETC.

6

8

4

13

1

2

 

 

 

4

LOST IN BATHROOMS; TOILETS

 

 

4

1

2

2

1

1

 

1

LOST WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL

 

 

3

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

HAND IN AFTER OPERATIONS\DUTY\SERVICE TERMINATION

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT(SAP 108)SHORTAGE HANDED IN

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOSS OF PROPERTY-DURING COLLISION

 

 

1

4

 

 

 

 

 

1

OUT OF SAP 13-STORE

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

9

13

20

4

4

2

2

0

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOLEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROBBERY-TOWNSHIPS OR OTHER PLACE

42

2

57

80

15

19

32

8

1

14

ROBBERY-LIQUOR INVOLVED

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

2

HOUSEBREAKING - PROPERLY LOCKED

22

6

39

32

11

10

19

7

4

7

HOUSEBREAKING-NOT LOCKED

1

 

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

1

THEFT OUT OF DWELLING

8

1

7

5

3

5

1

1

4

2

THEFT OUT OF STATE VEHICLE

1

 

2

2

2

1

2

 

2

1

THEFT OUT OF PRIVATE VEHICLE

4

 

3

2

4

 

7

4

 

 

THEFT OUT OF OFFICES/STORE

5

3

4

5

3

1

4

3

1

8

LOST FROM PERSON

5

1

3

4

3

2

3

2

 

1

LOSS/THEFT - DURING EXECUTION OF OFFICIAL DUTIES

2

 

4

12

2

3

2

 

1

5

 

90

13

120

144

45

41

70

25

13

41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOT YET CLASSIFIED

53

 

7

 

 

 

12

 

1

2

OTHER

 

 

 

1

 

 

2

1

 

 

 

53

0

7

1

0

0

14

1

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Total

150

22

140

165

49

45

86

28

14

52

2015/2016

NATURE OF LOSSES

EC

FS

GP

KZ N

LIM

MP

NATIONAL OFFICE

N W

NC

WC

MISSING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DURING SERVICE-\CONTROL CENTRE: HANDING OVER

1

2

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

 

DURING OFFICE TAKE OVER; INSPECTIONS ETC.

6

7

20

8

 

2

 

 

1

1

LOST IN BATHROOMS; TOILETS

1

 

4

2

 

1

 

 

 

1

LOST WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL

 

 

 

1

 

 

3

 

 

 

HAND IN AFTER OPERATIONS\DUTY\SERVICE TERMINATION

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT(SAP 108)SHORTAGE HANDED IN

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

3

LOSS OF PROPERTY-DURING COLLISION

2

 

1

4

1

 

 

 

 

 

( 266 ) OUT OF SAP 13-STORE

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

9

27

16

2

3

5

1

1

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOLEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROBBERY-TOWNSHIPS OR OTHER PLACE

36

11

82

86

11

13

36

3

 

15

HOUSEBREAKING - PROPERLY LOCKED

16

13

27

33

11

10

19

8

1

10

HOUSEBREAKING-NOT LOCKED

2

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

THEFT OUT OF DWELLING

4

2

 

6

6

5

3

6

 

3

LOST FROM PERSON

2

2

 

3

4

 

5

1

 

1

LOSS/THEFT - DURING EXECUTION OF OFFICIAL DUTIES

2

 

6

9

 

2

10

1

 

2

THEFT OUT OF STATE VEHICLE

4

 

1

2

 

1

 

 

1

 

THEFT OUT OF PRIVATE VEHICLE

5

 

8

6

3

2

2

3

1

1

THEFT OUT OF OFFICES/STORE

8

 

24

18

 

 

4

2

3

 

 

79

29

148

163

35

33

80

24

6

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOT YET CLASSIFIED

42

 

8

1

 

 

9

 

 

 

OTHER

1

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

43

0

10

1

0

0

9

0

2

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Total

134

38

185

180

37

36

94

25

9

38

2016/2017

NATURE OF LOSSES

EC

F S

GP

KZN

LIM

MP

NATIONAL OFFICE

NW

NC

WC

MISSING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DURING SERVICE-\CONTROL CENTRE: HANDING OVER

 

1

 

2

 

 

 

1

 

1

DURING OFFICE TAKE OVER; INSPECTIONS ETC.

25

5

5

7

2

1

1

 

 

 

LOST IN BATHROOMS; TOILETS

 

1

4

3

2

 

 

 

 

4

LOST WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAND IN AFTER OPERATIONS\DUTY\SERVICE TERMINATION

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT(SAP 108)SHORTAGE HANDED IN

1

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

LOSS OF PROPERTY-DURING COLLISION

1

 

1

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

( 266 ) OUT OF SAP 13-STORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

28

8

12

12

5

1

1

3

2

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOLEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROBBERY-TOWNSHIPS OR OTHER PLACE

31

9

58

79

13

11

33

8

1

12

ROBBERY-LIQUOR INVOLVED

1

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSEBREAKING - PROPERLY LOCKED

13

11

21

25

4

5

26

13

1

3

HOUSEBREAKING-NOT LOCKED

2

1

1

2

 

1

1

1

 

2

THEFT OUT OF DWELLING

6

1

6

12

1

3

4

3

2

3

THEFT OUT OF STATE VEHICLE

2

2

1

7

1

1

1

3

 

1

THEFT OUT OF PRIVATE VEHICLE

2

1

4

6

4

6

4

1

 

1

THEFT OUT OF OFFICES/STORE

3

1

1

8

3

1

1

2

1

2

LOST FROM PERSON

4

2

1

4

 

1

4

3

 

3

LOSS/THEFT - DURING EXECUTION OF OFFICIAL DUTIES

6

 

2

4

3

1

4

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

70

28

96

147

30

30

78

34

6

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOT YET CLASSIFIED

50

 

15

2

 

1

58

2

 

2

OTHER

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

2

 

1

 

50

0

15

2

1

2

58

4

0

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Total

148

36

123

161

36

33

137

41

8

38

b) The total number of service firearms that have been reported as (iii)(lost) in each province (aa) in the (aaa) 2014-15, (bbb) 2015-16 and (ccc) 2016-17 financial year

REGISTRATION FINYEAR

2014/15

PROVINCES

LOSS

HEAD OFFICE

81

P COMM EASTERN CAPE

150

P COMM FREE STATE

20

P COMM GAUTENG

139

P COMM KWAZULU/NATAL

165

P COMM LIMPOPO

49

P COMM MPUMALANGA

45

P COMM NORTH WEST

28

P COMM NORTHERN CAPE

14

P COMM WESTERN CAPE

52

Grand Total

743

REGISTRATION FINYEAR

2015/16

PROVINCES

LOSS

HEAD OFFICE

87

P COMM EASTERN CAPE

134

P COMM FREE STATE

37

P COMM GAUTENG

185

P COMM KWAZULU/NATAL

179

P COMM LIMPOPO

37

P COMM MPUMALANGA

36

P COMM NORTH WEST

25

P COMM NORTHERN CAPE

9

P COMM WESTERN CAPE

38

Grand Total

767

REGISTRATION FINYEAR

2016/17

PROVINCES

LOSS

HO

137

EC

148

FS

36

GP

123

KZN

161

LIM

36

MP

33

NW

41

NC

8

WC

37

TOTAL

760

  1. Since 1 April 2017 the total number of the specified firearms that has been recovered in each case is:

This information is for the period 1 April 2017 until 31 July 2017.

REGISTRATION FINYEAR

2017/18

PROVINCES

RECOVERY

PISTOL

11

SHOTGUN

2

Grand Total

13

11 October 2017 - NW2268

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What is the total number of complaints that he received after he had said that the public could report incidents of crime on his Twitter profile; (2) how many cases of each separate type of crime were reported; (3) how he handled the specified cases; (4) what number of successful prosecutions arose from this; (5) whether he will make a statement regarding the matter?

Reply:

  1. Records not kept
  2. Records not kept
  3. Reported to SAPS and other government departments
  4. Records not kept
  5. In due course

11 October 2017 - NW1730

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Police

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

Reply:

Details of SAPS employees who have conducted business with the SAPS, are provided in the attachment. It should, however, be noted that SAPS employees performing business with other State Departments or entities, are currently being verified.

11 October 2017 - NW2212

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Police

(1)With reference to his reply to question 1943 on 6 October 2016, what are the reasons that the Tembisa South Police Station only has 24 visible police officers to cover three sectors and the client service office; (2) how many members should ideally be on duty at the client service office at any given time?

Reply:

1. The 24 members perform only sector patrols and exclude personnel who work at the Community Service Centre (CSC).

2. The Theoretical Human Resource Requirement (THRR), which is based on the workload at the police station, indicates a requirement of 59 posts for the shift-related functions. The police station has a total of 51 members in this environment, against a granted number of 41 funded posts. It is the responsibility of the relief commander to post available members, in accordance with the required shift-related functions.

10 October 2017 - NW2608

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1)In light of the arrest of people in the well-known incident (details furnished) by police officers from the Sinoville police station, what criteria does the SA Police Service (SAPS) apply in terms of the Criminal Procedure Act, Act 51 of 1977, when this incident is compared to the incident in which a certain person (name and details furnished) was shot by a certain SAPS member, but the specified SAPS member was not arrested by the specified police station, although they were aware of the identity of the SAPS member; (2) (a) what is the reason and (b) what criteria were applied in the decision not to arrest a certain person (name and details furnished) for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm; (3) whether he will make a statement regarding the matter?

Reply:

1. In reference to the stated incident, two suspects were apprehended by members of the public, immediately after the incident occurred, whilst the other two suspects were apprehended by members of the Sinoville Police Station. The fifth suspect, subsequently handed himself over to the Sinoville Police Station. All five suspects were profiled and three were found to have no prior, or pending cases against them. A charge of assault, with the intention to cause grevious bodily harm (GBH), was opened and registered at the Sinoville Police Station, Sinoville CAS 41/08/2017.

The suspect, Mr Marakalla, who was a member of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), reported that he was the victim of an attempted hijacking during which he used his firearm to shoot at the alleged hijackers. A charge of attempted murder was opened and registered at Sinoville Police Station, Sinoville CAS 175/08/2017. Mr Marakalla was profiled and found to have no prior, or pending cases against him. The case docket was fully investigated and handed over to the Senior Public Prosecutor (SPP) to issue a J175 (apprehension of suspect). Mr Marakalla has been charged and the court date has been set for 5 October 2017.

It needs to be mentioned that each criminal case is assessed on its own merits in terms of prevailing circumstances. This implies that two separate cases cannot be compared to each other.

2. Prior to a person being arrested, it is essential that a proper investigation should be conducted in order for the case to be referred to the SPP and placed on the court roll. Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana was arrested on Thursday, 10 August 2017 and appeared at the Randburg Court on the same day.

3. The South African Police Service cannot respond on behalf of the aforementioned Minister.

10 October 2017 - NW2550

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Groenewald, Mr HB to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 217 on 7 July 2014, his department can now provide Mr H B Groenewald with the requested information; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(a)(i)(cc) There were 846 murder cases reported against children, in the 2013/2014 financial year.

(a)(ii) There were 969 murder cases reported against children, in the 2014/2015 financial year.

(b) Weapons used, include the weapons used in the cases reported in question 217 and exclude the cases reported in paragraph (a)(ii) above, as it was included in the totals provided in question 2215)

 

Total cases

Knife

604

Unknown

533

Firearms

397

Sharp instrument

203

Hands

177

Stick

78

Stone/brick

53

String/wire

30

Poison

25

Axe

23

Matches

22

Knobkerrie

19

Iron pipe

12

Booted foot

12

Panga

11

Water

11

Sjambok

11

Bottle

10

Belt

9

Screwdriver

8

Fire hose

6

Hammer

5

Fuel

5

Fist

5

Chain

4

Paraffin

3

Spear

3

Boiling oil

3

Petrol bomb

2

Candle

2

Garden fork

1

Broomstick

1

Iron

1

Hand grenade

1

Crowbar

1

Scissor

1

 

10 October 2017 - NW2701

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What number of police officers faced disciplinary charges after the (i) injury and/or (ii) death of civilians as a result of action taken by the specified officers while policing public protests (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017, (b) what are the charges in each case, (c) on what date was the action instituted and (d) what was the outcome of the proceedings?

Reply:

(a)(i)(ii)(aa)(bb)(b)(c)(d)

(a)

Number of Members

(i)(ii)

Injury or Death

(aa)

Past Three Financial Years

(bb)

April 2017 to date

(b)

Charge

(c)

Date Action Taken

(d)

Outcome of the Proceedings

1

Death

2014/2015

Nil

Murder

Limpopo

Regulation 20(z)

2014-06-02

Dismissal.

5

Injury

2015/2016

Nil

Assault

Mpumalanga

Regulation 20(p)(2)

 

2015-02-06

Three members were found guilty and given written warnings.

Two members were not found guilty.

1

Death

2015/2016

Nil

Inquest

Mpumalanga

Regulation 20(e)(i)(p)(z)

2016-01-13

Counselling and suspension without remuneration for one month.

1

Injury

2015/2016

Nil

Assault Common

KwaZulu-Natal

Regulation 20(z)

2015-09-27

No departmental steps taken.

5

Injury to Dignity

2015/2016

Nil

Sexual Assault

KwaZulu-Natal

Regulation 20(p)(q)

2016-09-05

Pending – departmental hearing set for

2017-07-10 to

2017-07-12.

10 October 2017 - NW2357

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What was the total fixed establishment for the Durban North Police Station (i) in the (aa) 2015-16 and (bb) 2016-17 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017 and (b) what number of posts were vacant at the start of each specified (i) financial year and (ii) time period?

Reply:

(a)(i)(aa) The total Fixed Establishment (FE) for Durban North Police Station, in 2015/2016, was 152.

(a)(i)(bb) The total FE for Durban North Police Station, in 2016/2017, was 150.

(a)(ii) The total FE for Durban North Police Station, since 1 April 2017 to date, is 150 (The FE for 2017/2018 is not yet approved).

(b)(i) The number of vacant posts at the start of each financial year, is as follows:

  • In the 2015/2016 financial year, the number of vacant posts for Durban North Police Station, was nine.
  • In 2016/2017 financial year, the number of vacant posts for Durban North Police Station, was 10.
  • Since 1 April 2017 to date, the number of vacant posts for Durban North Police Station, is 10.

(b)(ii) All vacant funded posts are prioritised by the relevant provinces, to be filled within the conventional six months period, via human resource processes.

10 October 2017 - NW2508

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

(1) Who made the decision on 15 August 2017 not to arrest a certain person (name and details furnished) after a case of alleged assault was opened against the specified person by a certain person (name furnished); (2) did the fact that the specified person (a) was in possession of foreign travel documents, (b) has easy access to private air travel, (c) has family ties to Zimbabwe and/or (d) was not arrested influenced by her citizenship; if not, in each case, what is the position; if so, what are the further relevant details in each case?

Reply:

1. No member of the South African Police Service (SAPS) had made the decision, not to arrest the First Lady of Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe, on 15 August 2017, after a case of alleged assault was opened against her, by Gabriella Engels.

(2) None of the reasons provided had influenced any SAPS member not to arrest the First Lady, Grace Mugabe, since no SAPS member made the decision to not arrest the First Lady.

(2)(a) Possession of foreign travel documents – The First Lady was not arrested due to her whereabouts not being unknown, at that stage.

(2)(b) Easy access to private air travel - Upon the investigation at OR Tambo International Airport, it transpired that she arrived on 13 August 2017, via South African Airways (SAA), flight number SAA029, with Passport Number AD005540, which indicated the profession of the incumbent as the First Lady and therefore, could not have used private air travel, in this regard.

(2)(c) Family ties to Zimbabwe – Enquiries of the whereabouts of the First Lady, were made at the Zimbabwean Embassy in Pretoria, but the investigating officer was denied access.

(2)(d) Citizenship ties Application for immunity by the First Lady, Grace Mugabe - On 17 August 2017, the investigating officer received a verbal note from the office of the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, stating that the First Lady had applied for immunity and that their office was processing the application. On the 19 August 2017, the investigating officer received a Minister Minute, from the office of the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation that granted the First Lady immunity and privilege, in accordance with Section 7 (2) of the Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act 2001 (Act No 37 of 2001). The docket will be sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (Gauteng), for a decision.

10 October 2017 - NW2355

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Police

(1)With reference to his reply to question 1042 on 13 June 2017, why are there no individuals of Lieutenant-General rank listed as under suspension at the time of compilation of the reply; (2) were Lieutenants-General Richard Mdluli and Riah Phiyega omitted from the list; if so, why were they omitted?

Reply:

(1) The reply did not include Lieutenant General Mdluli and General Phiyega, however, the response with regards to the above managers, was provided in question 1042, which specifically requested such details, at the time and a reply was provided.

(2) Yes, Lieutenant General Mdluli and General Phiyega’s suspension details, were provided in other questions, which were dealt with simultaneously in question 1042, which specifically requested their suspension details.

10 October 2017 - NW1808

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

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

Reply:

(1)(a) The Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) is governed by a Council, which is equivalent to a Board. The Council is appointed under section 6 of the Private Security Industry Regulation Act, 2001 (Act No. 56 of 2001), by the Minister of Police, in consultation with Cabinet.

(1)(i)(aa) and (bb)

- Chairperson of the Council appointed on 19 April 2015 until 20 April 2018, for a period of three (3) years.

- Deputy Chairperson of the Council appointed on 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2020, for a period of three (3) years.

- 3 (Three) Members of the Council appointed on 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2020, for a period of three (3) years.

(1)(ii)(aa) and (bb)

The Council has five (5) members as prescribed by the Private Security Industry Regulation Act, 2001, of which three (3) are males and two (2) are females.

(1)(a) The Minister of Police is empowered under section 15V of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act No. 68 of 1995), to appoint the chairperson, deputy chairperson and members on a part-time basis to the National Forensic Oversight & Ethics Board (Oversight and Ethics Board). The functions of the Oversight and Ethics Board are to monitor the implementation of legislation pertaining to the use of DNA in combating crime; to advise the Minister of Police; to provide oversight over functions performed by the South African Police Service; to handle complaints relating to the use of DNA in combating crime and to make recommendations to, amongst others, the South African Police Service and the Independent Police Investigating Directorate.

(1)(i)(aa) and (bb)

Nine (9) members of the Oversight and Ethics Board were appointed on 27 January 2015 until 26 January 2020, for a period of five (5) years and one (1) member was appointed on 01 April 2016 until 31 March 2021, for a period of five (5) years.

(1)(ii)(aa) and (bb)

The Oversight and Ethics Board has ten (10) members of which eight (8) are females and two (2) males.

(1)(b) Section 10 of the South African Police Service Act, 1995, establishes the Board of Commissioners, consisting of the National and Provincial Commissioners. The functions of the board are to promote co-operation and co-ordination in the Service. The board is presided over by the National Commissioner or his or her nominee and the board shall determine its own procedure. The National Management Forum, inclusive of the top management of the South African Police Service on National and Provincial level serves as the Board of Commissioners. It is, however, not a Board in the traditional sense, but an internal management and coordination mechanism.

The Civilian Secretariat for Police is established and regulated by the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service Act, 2011 (Act No. 2 of 2011), which Act does not provide for the appointment of a Board.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is established and regulated by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate Act, 2011 (Act No. 1 of 2011), which Act does not provide for the appointment of a Board.

(2)(a) and (b) Not applicable.

10 October 2017 - NW2702

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What (a) is the current status of the investigation of the Bedfordview CAS 152/04/2017 and (b) are the charges contained in the specified docket; (2) whether any suspects have been arrested to date; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether any (a) suspects and/or (b) witnesses have been interviewed; if not, why not in each case; if so, (i) on what date and (ii) what are the further relevant details; (4) by what date does he expect the investigation to be finalised?

Reply:

(1) Bedfordview CAS 152/04/2017 was closed as it was a duplicate of Bedfordview CAS 205/04/2017.

(1)(a) Bedfordview CAS 205/04/2017 is currently still being investigated.

(1)(b) A charge of culpable homicide was registered.

(2) No suspect has been arrested.

(3)(a) A warning statement was obtained from the driver of the vehicle.

  1. The warning statement was obtained on 29 May 2017.
  2. The case docket will be submitted to the Senior Public Prosecutor for a decision, once all the relevant statements have been obtained.

(3)(b) Six witnesses have been interviewed.

 (i) The witnesses’ statements were obtained on 20 April 2017, 29 May 2017 and 30 May 2017.

 (ii) The case docket will be submitted to the Senior Public Prosecutor (SPP), for a decision once the investigation has been completed.

(4) The case docket will be submitted to the SPP, for a decision on prosecution, once the investigation has been completed.

10 October 2017 - NW2338

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Police

(1)With reference to his reply to question 2544 on 25 November 2016, what was the position of a certain person (name furnished) in the KwaZulu-Natal division of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) prior to the resignation; (2) were there any provincial heads of the DPCI in place prior to the 2016 appointments; if not, what leadership capacity existed in the DPCI in each province; if so, on what legislative basis were they appointed?

Reply:

1. The Provincial Head: Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), KwaZulu-Natal.

2. Yes, provincial heads were appointed in each province.

10 October 2017 - NW2215

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What number of (a) child murders and (b) child rapes took place in the (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17 financial years; (2) how many investigations into the specified cases led to a successful conviction for (a) child murder and (b) child rape and in each specified financial year; (3) what weapon was used to murder the child in each case?

Reply:

(1)(a)(b)(i)(ii)(iii), (2)(a)(b) and (3) The information is not readily available and must be obtained from the Crime Administration System (CAS). A request is hereby made for an extension, in order for the correct information to be provided.

10 October 2017 - NW2335

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Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to the briefing meeting convened by Acting Crime Intelligence Divisional Commissioner Major-General Mokushane with component heads on 13 June 2017, (a) what are the (i) ranks and (ii) operational positions of certain persons (names furnished) who accompanied him and (b) what was the purpose of their attendance at the meeting?

Reply:

(a)(i)(ii) At the time of the meeting, held on 13 June 2017, the ranks and operational positions of the members in question were as follows:

Colonel Smanga Simelane

Section Commander: Crime Intelligence Cluster Commander, Orlando West

Colonel Feroz Khan

Section Commander: Counter Intelligence Investigations, Head Office

(b) Both the officers attended the meeting on the instruction of the then Acting Divisional Commissioner: Crime Intelligence, Major General PM Mokushane. This was an open meeting for all personnel of the Division: Crime Intelligence (all ranks).

10 October 2017 - NW2276

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

(a)What is the total number of security companies that are registered in the country and (b)(i) what is the total number of persons that each specified security company employs and (ii) what are their positions in each case?

Reply:

(a) According to PSiRA’s records as at end August 2017, there are just under 500 000 registered active employee security officers deployed by over 9 000 registered and active security businesses. These security businesses and employee security officers represent all the different categories or classes of security service providers as defined in the Private Security Industry Regulation Act, with the majority, falling within what is generally described as the guarding sector.

The geographic breakdown of the private security industry was at August 2017 as follows:

Registered and active security businesses per province:

  • Gauteng - 3 789
  • Eastern Cape - 707
  • Western Cape - 1 019
  • Limpopo - 827
  • N/West Prov. - 367
  • Free State - 217
  • N/Cape - 141
  • KZN - 1 444
  • Mpumalanga - 533

Total - 9 044

Registered and active security officers per province:

  • Gauteng - 194 358
  • Eastern Cape - 42 996
  • Western Cape - 54 900
  • Limpopo - 37 438
  • N/West Prov. - 26 756
  • Free State - 16 233
  • N/Cape - 4 706
  • KZN - 87 335
  • Mpumalanga - 34 774

Total - 499 496

(b)(i) All security businesses are required to report to PSiRA, in terms of the Private Security Industry Regulation, 2002 the details of any security officer employed or deployed within 10 days. PSiRA therefore keeps records of all security officers employed and reported by the 9 044 registered and active security businesses. Details of each business as well as the details of the security officers in its employ can be provided.

(b)(ii) The positions each of the security officers hold within the security business are not known to PSiRA and it is also not a requirement for businesses to report information of this nature to PSiRA. The regulator does however record the details of the owners/partners/members/directors, etc. of security business on an electronic database or register of security service providers

10 October 2017 - NW2781

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Horn, Mr W to ask the Minister of Police

(1) How many sectors does the Germiston Police Station have; (2) how many (a) officers for visible policing and (b) vehicles are there for (i) each sector, (ii) charge office and (iii) other policing function; (3) (a) what is the shortage of (i) officers for visible policing and (ii) vehicles at the station and (b) by what date will the station receive their full complement of officers for visible policing and vehicles?

Reply:

(1) The Germiston Police Station has five sectors.

(2)(a) The police station has 149 visible policing members.

(2)(b)(i) One vehicle has been allocated to each sector.

(2)(b)(ii) A vehicle has not been allocated to the Community Service Centre, however, should personnel stationed there require a vehicle, one is made available.

(2)(b)(iii) Ten vehicles are available for other policing functions.

(3)(a)(i) According to the fixed establishment, the Germiston Police Station has a shortage of four officers between levels 8 to 12, and has a surplus of 35 employees between levels 3 to 7, within the visible policing environment.

(3)(a)(ii) The police station does not have a shortage of vehicles.

(3)(b) The Germiston Police Station, will receive one vehicle by the end of October 2017. Critical vacancies, for salary levels 8 to 12, were identified and posts were requested from Head Office, as critical funded posts. However, it needs to be mentioned that posts can only be filled, once the moratium on promotion is uplifted and posts are made available.

10 October 2017 - NW2705

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to the Basic Police Development Learning Programme, what number of police recruits (a) entered and (b) graduated (i) nationally and (ii) from each training academy in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

a) A total number of 5 019 recruits were entered into the Basic Police Development Learning Programme at the following training academies:

Academies

Entered

All Saints

205

Bhisho

423

Bishop Lavis

522

Chatsworth

180

Graaff-Reinet

174

Mthatha

211

Oudtshoorn

450

Philippi

655

Tshwane

2 058

Ulundi

141

Total

5 019

(b)(i) 4 881 Police Recruits graduated.

(b)(ii) Graduates, for the 2016/2017 financial year, per academy, are as follows:

Academies

Graduated

All Saints

205

Bhisho

423

Bishop Lavis

543

Chatsworth

180

Graaff-Reinet

174

Mthatha

211

Oudtshoorn

291

Philippi

655

Tshwane

2 058

Ulundi

141

Total

4 881

In addition to above, a total number of 70 police trainees were invited to join the programme, as their Memorandum of Agreements were suspended, due to medical reasons. The aforementioned members were, however, assigned their administrative duties at various police stations and, therefore, graduated in 2016/2017.

10 October 2017 - NW2530

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Police

How many SA Police Service (SAPS) vehicles have (i) been registered and (ii) had their vehicle licences renewed in each province in each of the past three financial years, (b) how are SAPS vehicles tracked to ensure that their licences are always up-to-date and (c)(i) how many SAPS vehicles have been (aa) registered or had their licences renewed and/or (bb) not renewed subsequently in each province in the specified period and (ii) what are the reasons for this in each case?

Reply:

(a)(i)

PROVINCE

(a) (i)

Total SAPS vehicles registered in 2014/15 financial year

(a) (i)

Total SAPS vehicles registered in the 2015/16 financial year

(a) (i)

Total SAPS vehicles registered in the 2016/17 financial year

WESTERN CAPE

7068

6873

6208

EASTERN CAPE

6202

6327

6072

FREE STATE

3856

3403

3207

NORTHERN CAPE

2370

2525

2430

KWA-ZULU NATAL

8393

7908

7529

MPUMALANGA

2500

2507

2700

LIMPOPO

4020

4637

3639

GAUTENG

9971

10171

8995

NORTH WEST

2393

2565

2402

(a)(ii)

PROVINCE

(a) (ii)

Total SAPS vehicle licences renewed in the 2014/15 financial year

(a) (ii)

Total SAPS vehicle licences renewed in the 2015/16 financial year

(a) (ii)

Total SAPS vehicle licences renewed in the 2016/17 financial year

WESTERN CAPE

7064

6866

6204

EASTERN CAPE

6202

6327

6072

FREE STATE

3856

3403

3207

NORTHERN CAPE

2370

2525

2430

KWA-ZULU NATAL

8393

7908

7529

MPUMALANGA

2500

2507

2700

LIMPOPO

4020

4632

3636

GAUTENG

9971

10170

9970

NORTH WEST

2393

2565

2402

  1. At the beginning of each month, a report is drawn from the Logweb. This report is circulated to all stations with the instruction to renew vehicle licenses. Follow up reports are drawn during the month and reminders are then circulated to stations with outstanding vehicle licenses. Stations are continuously reminded to renew vehicle licenses before the license expiry date. Provisioning Administration System (PAS) report with renewable licences are also circulated on a weekly basis, with early warnings to stations and units.

(c)(bb)(ii)

Province: Western Cape

SAPS Nr of vehicle licences not renewed, per financial year:

Reason for non-renewal of vehicle licence in each case:

2014/15

SAPS 174834F

Vehicle stolen (not recovered)

SAPS BPG114B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

SAPS BPL494B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

SAPS BTB484B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

2015/2016

SAPS BPX656B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

SAPS BRS958B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

SAPS BSH415B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

SAPS BSJ297B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

SAPS BTG943B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

SAPS BTH036B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

SAPS BTH178B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

2016/2017

SAPS BRK614B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

SAPS BSL90B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

SAPS BSR418B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

SAPS BTL976B

Vehicle stolen (not recovered)

PROVINCE: LIMPOPO

SAPS Nr of vehicle licences not renewed, per financial year:

Reason for non-renewal of vehicle licence in each case:

2015/2016

SAPS BPR064B

Quad bike did not appear on pas report for renewal

SAPS BRT774B

Quad bike did not appear on pas report for renewal

SAPS BNY509B

Quad bike did not appear on pas report for renewal

SAPS BPW454B

Quad bike did not appear on pas report for renewal

SAPS BRB425B

Quad bike did not appear on pas report for renewal

2016/2017

SAPS BRG940B

Vehicle boarded and fleet manager ignored renewing licence for boarded vehicles

SAPS CXN246L

Vehicle boarded and fleet manager ignored the renewing the licence for boarded vehicles

SAPS BRZ257L

Vehicle boarded and fleet manager ignored the renewing licence for boarded vehicles

Province: Gauteng

SAPS Nr of vehicle licences not renewed, per financial year:

Reason for non-renewal of vehicle licence in each case:

2015/16

SAPS nr BSB823B

Vehicle stolen (not recovered)

2016/2017

SAPS nr BRR933B

Vehicle stolen (not recovered)

10 October 2017 - NW2182

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Police

Is the Acting National Police Commissioner currently reviewing the ranks of SA Police Service members who are members of the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Associations, if so, (a) what is the purpose of this review process; (b) when will this process be completed, (c) what is the total amount budgeted for the completion of the project and (d) from which portion of the budget will the review be paid for?

Reply:

No. The Acting National Commissioner is not currently reviewing the ranks of South African Police Service (SAPS) members, who are members of the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association.

a) In 2015, the former Minister of Police established a re-Ranking Committee to investigate and make a recommendation on the ranks of all former Non Statutory Force Members (Umkhonto weSizwe and Azanian People’s Liberation Army), who complained that they were prejudiced during the integration of the Security Forces, as their training, experience and responsibility were not considered when granting them their ranks, during the integration into the SAPS process.

The majority of these members were granted the ranks of Temporary Constable and Lance Sergeant, at the time.

b) The SAPS re-Ranking Committee is currently preparing a report and recommendations to the Minister of Police.

c) However, R4 000 000,00 is available for the project team.

d) A decision has not been made as to which portion of the budget this amount will come from.

10 October 2017 - NW2311

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

Is (a) psychometric testing and (b) aptitude assessment done on recruits for (i) 10111 call centres and (ii) SAPS Academy cadets?

Reply:

(a)(i)(ii) Yes.

(b)(i)(ii) Yes.

10 October 2017 - NW2541

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Steenkamp, Ms J to ask the Minister of Police

(1) Whether the detective division at the Rabie Ridge Police Station in Gauteng received any new vehicles in the 2016-17 financial year; if so, how many did they receive; (2) (a) What total number of vehicles does the specified detective division currently have, (b) how many are in working order and (c) on what date were the vehicles that have broken down sent to the mechanical workshop; (3) (a) How many detectives are there currently at the specified police station, (b) how many of the specified detectives have (i) attended and (ii) passed the detective course and (c) how many dockets is each detective currently investigating; (4) When will the detectives at the specified police station receive additional vehicles in order to ensure the specified police station complies with the national ratio of the number of detectives to vehicles?

Reply:

1. Yes, the detective division at the Rabie Ridge Police Station in Gauteng, received one vehicle.

(2)(a) The total number of vehicles that the detective division has is 16 vehicles.

(2)(b) The total number of working vehicles is 14.

(2)(c) The first vehicle, on 2017-08-03 and the second vehicle on 2017-08-11.

(3)(a) There are currently 30 detectives at the Rabie Ridge Police Station.

(3)(b)(i) 17 members attended the detective course.

(3)(b)(ii) 17 members passed the detective course.

(3)(c) Each detective is currently investigating a total number of 215 dockets.

(4) The station currently has an ideal number of 16 vehicles for 30 detectives, which complies with the national ratio of two detectives, per vehicle.

10 October 2017 - NW2772

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to case 117/07/2017 reported at the Tembisa South Police Station, (a) why were police officers instructed not to arrest the suspect while in the process of arresting him and (b) who gave the instruction?

Reply:

a) No instruction was given with regards to the arrest of the suspect in this case. Assault Common is not a Schedule 1 offence, as set out in the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No 51 of 1977), and therefore, the correct procedure was followed in this case.

b) Not applicable.