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06 June 2016 - NW726

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Dudley, Ms C to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)Whether she is aware of the alleged irregular appointment of an unqualified educator in the position of principal at a certain school (name and details furnished) without the knowledge of the school governing body; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (2) whether she will investigate the matter; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Since the matter is more relevant to the provincial administration, the question was forwarded to the relevant Province, the KwaZulu-Natal Education Department, for a response and to date no response has been received by the DBE.

There is no response from the KwaZulu-Natal Education Department as at 30 May 2016.

06 June 2016 - NW1572

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Holomisa, Dr BH to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

With reference to his replies to questions 616, 723 and 724 on 17 March 2016 and 1153 on 3 May 2016 relating to the activities of the original owners of the Gold Reef City Casino Gambling Licence, the Gauteng Gambling Board, the Registrar of Companies and the National Lotteries Commission, (NLC) formerly known as the National Lotteries Board (NLB), during which investigations carried out by him in consultation with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) and the NLC it was unearthed that a company, named The South African Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park, Registration Number: 2001/019108/08, date of registration 14 August 2001, existed which had not previously been introduced into the questions for his reply and that, according to paragraph (3)(a) of his reply to question 1153 on 3 May 2016, the two company names are not registered on the CIPC’s database, (a) has the CIPC determined that these two company names and their memorandums have never ever been incorporated by the Registrar of Companies and, therefore, are not registered on the CIPC database, (b) has the CIPC determined that these two company names and their memorandums were in fact incorporated by the Registrar of Companies and later removed by the Registrar, because of some or other irregularity and (c) is it that the directors of these two companies have themselves deregistered their companies and that this therefore explains why their names and memorandums are now not registered on the CIPC database;

Reply:

1. Response from CIPC

(a) and (b) In order for the CIPC to confirm the above, the name and registration number of the two entities to whom the casino licence was awarded (owners of the Gold Reef City Casino Gambling Licence), needs to be provided. Full content of the entity file The South African Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park was provided but for completeness is provided again (Annexure A).

(c) It should be noted that even if an entity has been deregistered or dissolved, the CIPC will still retain the entity history and information as at the date of deregistration or dissolution.

1. Response from NLC.

The National Lotteries Commission (NLC), formerly known as National Lotteries Board, confirms that it received an application on 24.11.2004 from The SA Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park, with the registration number 2001/019108/08. There is no reflection of Gold Reef City Casino Gambling Licence in the application form (FORM 03/1).

  (a) and (b) n/a

  (c) In terms of the proof of registration submitted, that reflects the company registration number reflected in application pack, the directors of The SA Apartheid Museum at Freedom are as follows:

  • Kim Feinberg
  • Christopher Kroese
  • Solomon Krok
  • Christopher Martin Till
  • Richard Thabo Moloko
  • Lesego Wa Lesego
  • Sidney Abromowitch

2. whether, with reference to a summation of all the facts on his version through the CIPC, which reveals the existence of two companies sharing Unique Company Registration Number: 2001/019108/08 and sharing date of incorporation: 14 August 2001, one of these companies, the SA Apartheid Museum, enjoys the benefit of public funds in the amount of R1,585,000 received from the NLB after submission of a statutory declaration by Mr Christopher Till, when applying for funding in November 2004; if so, can he, (a) in consultation with officials of the NLC, who were named in previous replies, provide the National Assembly with non-confidential information of SA Apartheid Museum under Project Number: 18052 regarding the Constitution of SA Apartheid Museum and the Registration Certificate and Memorandums, (b) confirm that all applicants are advised to read the rules before applying for funds and that one of those rules stipulates that the three referee's given in any application must be independent of the applicant and (c) in consultation with officials of CIPC who were named in previous replies, provide the National Assembly with each of the two CM5 Name Reservation Forms, that with payment of a fee, are a prerequisite to registration of the memorandum of a company;

2. Response from CIPC

According to the CIPC register, there is only one entity with registration number 2001/019108/08, namely The South African Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park NPC. The question regarding whether the company can apply for funding, can only be answered by the National Lottery Board that issues such funding. See NLC response 2 on page 3.

It should be noted that according to the CIPC electronic workflow system, two name reservations were submitted. The first on 10/04/2001 which was only valid for two months from date of reservation and therefore lapsed before the entity registration could occur. The lapsing of the name reservation resulted in the second name reservation being submitted on 07/06/2001 and reserved on 11/06/2001. The South African Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park NPC was subsequently registered on 14/08/2001.

(a) and (b) Kindly raise this question, with the NLC since the CIPC cannot confirm what information regarding the entity was submitted to them.

(c) As stated above, there is only one entity on the CIPC register with the name The South African Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park NPC with registration number 2001/019108/08. All information regarding the registration of the The South African Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park NPC was provided previously, but for completeness is provided again (Annexure A).

2. Response from NLC.

A grant of R1, 585,000.00 was allocated to The SA Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park into Nedbank as follows:

  • Name of account: SA Apartheid Museum
  • Payments:
    • R600, 000.00 on 08.09.2006;
    • R585, 000.00 on 01.07.2011; and
    • R400, 000.00 on 18.08.2016.

(a) The scanned copy of the submitted proof of registration and founding documents are in the possession of the NLC and can be made available if the writer follows the processes as outlined in the NLC’s policy for access to information, or if specifically requested by the Minister of Trade and Industry.

(b) In terms of the application form, FORM 03/1, submitted on 24.11.2004, applicants are requested to “Please give the names, positions and telephone numbers of three credible referees from the community in support of your application e.g. police commissioner, religious leader, local councillor, etc.”

The referees were provided in application #18052, however, the names have not been included because information relating to the application for grants in considered confidential in terms of the 2001 Regulations (Gazette No 7013, 22 February 2001 – See attached, clause 08: Security of Information) (Annexure B)

(c) n/a

(3) whether, in consultation with officials of CIPC who were named in previous replies, he has found that the specified officials are unable to provide the two CM5 Name Reservation Forms; if so, can he have them categorically state that as a fact?NW1742

3. Response from CIPC

The CIPC does not have the requested CM5 form in its records.

06 June 2016 - NW1447

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Whether, with reference to the reply of the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs to question 2945 on 8 September 2015, the investigation being conducted by the Hawks into allegations at the Kannaland Local Municipality in the Western Cape has been completed yet; if not, (a) why not and (b) when is the investigation likely to be concluded; if so, when will the outcome of the specified investigation be announced; (2) whether any criminal charges have been laid against any subject of the specified investigation; if not, why not; if so, (a) against whom and (b) what are the further relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

1. The investigation is concluded and the case dockets were referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions for decision.

2. No individuals or entity has been charged. A decision from the Director of Public Prosecutions is awaited on whether to prosecute or not.

06 June 2016 - NW1486

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Maimane, Mr MA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

With reference to her reply to question 942 on 6 May 2016 and in pursuance of her constitutional obligation as outlined by section 92 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, which states that members of the Cabinet are accountable collectively and individually to Parliament for the performance of their functions, has (a) she and/or (b) her Deputy Minister ever (i) met with any (aa) member, (bb) employee and/or (cc) close associate of the Gupta family and/or (ii) attended any meeting with the specified persons (aa) at the Gupta’s Saxonwold Estate in Johannesburg or (bb) anywhere else since taking office; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each specified case, (aaa) what are the names of the persons who were present at each meeting, (bbb)(aaaa) when and (bbbb) where did each such meeting take place and (ccc) what was the purpose of each specified meeting?

Reply:

The duties of Ministers and Deputy Ministers are outlined in the Ministerial Handbook.

06 June 2016 - NW1432

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Whether the detective division at the Sebenza Police Station in Gauteng received any new vehicles in the 2015-16 financial year; if so, how many did they receive; (2) (a) what is the total number of vehicles the specified detective division currently has, (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 number of detectives to vehicles?

Reply:

(1) Yes, Sebenza Detective Service received one (1) vehicle during the 2015/2016 financial year.

(2) (a) Sebenza Detective Service currently have 8 vehicles.

(b) 7 vehicles are in working order.

(c) The vehicle was taken to the mechanical workshop on 5 May 2014 for a mechanical fault and was outsourced during 2014. The service provider went out of business and the vehicle was returned to Benoni mechanical workshop and outsourced to a new supplier about three (3) weeks ago.

(3) (a) There are 22 detectives currently at Sebenza Detective Service.

(b) (i) 15 detectives attended a detective course.

(ii) 15 passed the detective course.

(c) Each Investigating Officer has an average of 63 dockets.

(4) There are currently sufficient vehicles at Sebenza Detective Service according to the national ratio.

06 June 2016 - NW1424

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

(1)With reference to his reply to question 2596 on 11 August 2015, on what date did the detectives at the Edenvale Police Station in Gauteng receive their two new vehicles; (2) (a) what is the total number of vehicles that the specified detective division currently has, (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) how many (a) detectives are there at the specified police station, (b) of the specified detectives have (i) attended and (ii) passed the detective course and (c) dockets is each detective currently investigating; (4) (a) what is the prescribed national ratio of detectives to vehicles and (b) when will the detectives at the specified police station receive additional vehicles in order to ensure they comply with the specified national ratio?

Reply:

(1) The detectives at Edenvale SAPS received three (3) sedan vehicles on 3 December 2015.

(2) (a) Edenvale Detective Service currently have 14 vehicles.

(b) 9 of the vehicles are in working order.

(c) The vehicles were sent to the mechanical workshop on the following dates:

   (1) 15 February 2016

   (2) 10 March 2016

   (3) 14 March 2016

   (4) 28 March 2016

   (5) 7 April 2016

(3) (a) There are 27 detectives at Edenvale Police Station.

(b) (i) 16 detectives have attended a detective course.

     (ii) 16 detectives passed the detective course.

(c) Each Investigating Officer investigates an average of 90 dockets.

(4) (a) The prescribed ratio of detectives to vehicles is 2:1

           Two (2) members per vehicle.

(b) There are sufficient vehicles currently at the Edenvale Detective Service according to the national ratio.

06 June 2016 - NW1520

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

1. (a) (i) 2013-14 None

(ii) 2014-15 None

(iii) 2015-16 None

(b) The Department of Public Enterprises has never been approached by
any political party for any form of funding.

2. (a) (i) 2013-14: None

(ii) 2014-15: None

(iii) 2015-16: None

(b) The position of Department of Public Enterprises with regards to political
party funding is aligned to the National Treasury prescripts which
prohibits the funding of political parties from the fiscus.

 

06 June 2016 - NW1425

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Whether the detective division at the Bedfordview Police Station in Gauteng received any new vehicles in the 2015-16 financial year; if so, how many did they receive; (2) (a) what is the total number of vehicles the specified detective division currently has, (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 number of detectives to vehicles?

Reply:

(1) The Detective Service at Bedfordview Police Station did not receive new vehicles as the station already has sufficient vehicles according to the national ratio.

(2) (a) Bedfordview Detective Service currently have 16 vehicles.

(b) 14 vehicles are in working order.

(c) The vehicles were sent to the mechanical workshop on the following dates:

      (1) 28 January 2016

      (2) 31 March 2016

(3) (a) There are 34 detectives currently at Bedfordview Detective Service.

(b) (i) 33 detectives attended a detective course.

     (ii) 33 passed the detective course.

(c) Each Investigating Officer has an average of 65 dockets.

(4) The station already has sufficient vehicles according to the national ratio.

06 June 2016 - NW1621

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Maimane, Mr MA to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Whether the SA Airforce (SAAF) jet was used to transport the Deputy President when he recently travelled to South Sudan on 16 May 2016; if not, (a) why did he not use the SAAF jet, (b) who was the specified jet leased from and (c) how much did it cost; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The information required relates to the movement of the VVIP, and for security reasons, the response to this question can only be presented to a closed session of the Joint Standing Committee on Defence.

06 June 2016 - NW1430

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Whether the detective division at the Primrose Police Station in Gauteng received any new vehicles in the 2015-16 financial year; if so, how many did they receive; (2) (a) what is the total number of vehicles the specified detective division currently has, (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 number of detectives to vehicles?

Reply:

(1) Yes, Primrose Detective Service received four (4) vehicles during the 2015/2016 financial year.

(2) (a) Primrose Detective Service currently have 15 vehicles.

(b) 11 vehicles are in working order.

(c) The vehicles were sent to the mechanical workshop on the following dates:

     (1) 2 May 2016

      (2) 3 May 2016

       (3) 11 May 2016

       (4) 17 May 2016

(3) (a) There are 33 detectives currently at Primrose Detective Service.

(b) (i) 27 detectives attended a detective course.

(ii) 27 passed the detective course.

(c) Each Investigating Officer has an average of 50 dockets.

(4) There are currently sufficient vehicles at Primrose Detective Service according to the national ratio.

06 June 2016 - NW1208

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1)What is the total remuneration package in rand payable by the SA Football Association to each coach of the national (a) men’s, (b) women’s and (c) under-23 national soccer teams; (2) whether each of the total remuneration packages includes any bonuses for (a) winning and/or (b) drawing matches; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

Awaiting information from SAFA.the information is not readily available.

06 June 2016 - NW1428

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Whether the detective division at the Tembisa South Police Station in Gauteng received any new vehicles in the 2015-16 financial year; if so, how many did they receive; (2) (a) what is the total number of vehicles the specified detective division currently has, (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 number of detectives to vehicles?

Reply:

(1) Yes, the detective service at Tembisa South Police Station received two (2) vehicles during the 2015/2016 financial year.

(2) (a) Tembisa South Detective Service currently have 11 vehicles.

(b) All vehicles are in working order.

(c) Not applicable.

(3) (a) There are 36 detectives currently at Tembisa South Detective Service.

(b) (i) 21 detectives attended a detective course.

(ii) 21 passed the detective course.

(c) Each Investigating Officer has an average of 98 dockets.

(4) The allocation of vehicles for the 2016/2017 financial year has not been finalised yet.

06 June 2016 - NW1412

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

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

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows:

  1. (i) Not yet

(ii) Not yet.

  • At a programme level, the Department has, for the 2016/17 financial year, prioritized the development of an ICT SMME Strategy in line with ICT B-BBEE Sector Code. The strategy would identify programmes to support and accelerate the development of ICT SMMEs across the ICT value chain.

The Department is also finalising a Traversal Agreement with the Department of Small Business Development, intended to ensure that ICT SMMEs and Cooperatives benefit from support programmes provided by portfolio organisations under the DSBD umbrella.

  • At Supply Chain Management level, the Department ensures that all tenders include the 30% Set Aside for SMMEs, Co-Operatives, Township and Rural Enterprises as prescribed by Treasury.

REPLY: SOCs

I have been informed by the entities as follows:

b) (i) Yes for Sentech, SAPO, BBI, SITA, Nemisa and .zaDNA.

No for USAASA. It has ICT programmes as per its mandate in the ECA. To this end, USAASA has subsidized the construction and extension of electronic communications through small operators such as MENG (28 million subsidy) and Galela (30 million subsidy). Whilst these are small licensed operators compared to the likes of Vodacom, MTN and CellC, however they fall outside the definition of SMME.

(ii) Sentech – No, no programmes for Cooperatives for this financial year. Sentech will be exploring support for Women Cooperatives as a new development programmes for the next financial year.

 

SAPO – Yes. SAPO is running a Supplier and Enterprise Development Programme. The beneficiaries are Emerging Micro Enterprises, Black women owned, Youth owned, Rural women and Disabled people owned enterprises. Products and services that are used to anchor Enterprise development are postal services related. These include postal bags, speed services bags, owner driver vehicles, envelopes etc. R 34.9 million was spent on SMME’s in the past year and R76.1 million was spent on Black women owned enterprises. The Enterprise development budget is R120 million for the 2016/17 financial year and the projection is to create fifty (50) new jobs for each of the beneficiary categories.

BBI No. This is because co-operatives had not responded to the public roadshows and forums conducted by BBI as many of them are not participating in the Telecoms Infrastructure sector. Co-operatives also did not respond to tenders issued by BBI.

SITA – No. SITA does not have a specific classification for co-operatives in its development programmes.

NEMISA No. NEMISA does not have development programmes for cooperatives as they were not the targeted group

.zaDNA - No, .zaDNA does not have development programmes for cooperatives, because it was not budgeted for 2016/17 financial year.

USAASA – No, USAASA runs programmes pertaining to ICASA licensed operators as required by the ECA. Cooperatives are not a feature in the ICT industry.

aa) The relevant details per SOC are as follows:

Entity:

Response:

Sentech

Supplier Development (Institutional support & capacity to create more jobs), Enterprise Development (Support growth and expansion of existing SMMEs), SMME start up development (Business Support & Mentoring for potential entrepreneurs), Cooperatives Development (support new women cooperatives in ICT) and Grant (Small Medium Enterprises Support);

SAPO

Products and services that are used to anchor enterprise development are postal service related. Chief amongst these are red letter trays, postal bags, speed services bags, twine, owner driver vehicles and envelopes.

BBI

Conducted Supplier Forums focusing on Basadi (Black Women) and Youth in various provinces. The objective of these forums was to encourage Basadi and Youth participation in the mainstream telecommunication industry and facilitation of transfer of technical skills and the development of black women and youth. The specific initiatives was information sharing on the telecommunication industry, providing information on BBI business and opportunities available, training on business and technical skills, fostering partnerships with Basadi, Youth and large businesses, encouraging Basadi and Youth suppliers to become contributors to BBBEE by improving their own contribution levels and thereby improving BBI procurement status, providing the environment and opportunities to increase the rand value of procurement-spend towards BBBEE and increase the number of BBBEE enterprises participating in BBI’s Basadi and Youth owned companies.

SITA

Is in a process of concluding an agreement with two Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to assist in the development of SMME in specific technologies. Furthermore, SITA is in a process of appointing an economic transformation execution partner to accelerate the implementation of SMME development and other identified programmes.

NEMISA

E-Literacy for Entrepreneurs, Mobile Tech Supporting Micro Business, e-Skills Course for Entrepreneurs and using Social Media for Entrepreneurs.

.zaDNA

The Registrar Reseller Programme is aimed at the historically disadvantaged people who are interested in the domain name registry business. The programme will train the individuals and give them a chance to become Registrars.

USAASA

Not applicable.

bb) Sentech - Supplier Development (R1.2m), Enterprise Development (R200 000), SMME start up development (R170 000), Cooperatives Development (R200 000) and Grant (R2.8m);

SAPO – R120m;

BBI – R20 000;

SITA – R3m;

NEMISA – e-Literacy for Entrepreneurs (R17500), Mobile Tech Supporting Micro Business (R150 000), e-Skills Course for Entrepreneurs and using Social Media for Entrepreneurs (R71 5000);

.zaDNA – R350 000;

USAASA – not applicable.

 

cc) Sentech – 36;

SAPO – 50

BBI – 20

SITA – 50

NEMISA – already in business

.zaDNA – 20

USAASA – not applicable.

06 June 2016 - NW1020

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

(1)Whether, with reference to her comments reported in 2013 that 12 out of the SA Air Force’s 26 Gripen fighter jets were in long-term storage due to lack of funding to fly them, the specified aircraft are still in storage; if not, (a) why not and (b)(i) how and (ii) where are they being utilised; if so, (aa) what are the relevant details and (bb) why are these aircraft not being utilised to train our pilots at active SA Air Force pilot training facilities, such as Langebaan, instead of sending them for training to the Russian Federation and the Republic of Cuba; (2) (a) what are the full reasons for training our SA Air Force pilots in (i) Russia and in (ii) Cuba instead of at active pilot training bases in the country and (b) what are the cost-benefits of training the specified pilots in (i) Russia and (ii) Cuba instead of in South Africa?

Reply:

1. 13 fighter aircraft are in the Rotational Preventative Maintenance program due to lack of funding.

1a. 13 Gripen fighter jets are in a Rotational Preventative Maintenance program from a fleet of 26 aircraft which are maintained throughout the aircraft life cycle as prescribed by the Designing Authority.

1b i. The Gripen fleet are under continuous maintenance while in Rotational Preventative Maintenance program.

1b ii. 13 Gripen fighter aircraft are operationally active at their home bases.

1bb. The Gripen aircraft are operationally utilised and used for force preparation of Gripen specific pilots and also for force employment.

2. Technically, we do not have any pilots training in Russia or Cuba. What we have in these countries are members identified to become student pilots.

06 June 2016 - NW1519

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Police

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

Reply:

(1) (a) (i), (ii) and (iii) and (b)

The Department of Police was not approached by any political party for any form of funding.

(1) (a) (i), (ii) and (iii) and (b)

The Department of Police did not provide any form of funding to any political party.

06 June 2016 - NW1402

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Rabotapi, Mr MW to ask the Minister of Police

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

Reply:

(a)(b)(i)(ii) The South African Police Service is not running any development programmes for small businesses and co-operatives.

(aa) Not applicable

(bb) Not applicable

(cc) Not applicable

06 June 2016 - NW1246

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Maynier, Mr D to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)Whether a task team has been established to determine the reasonable costs of measures that do not relate to security upgrades at the President’s homestead in Nkandla; if not, why not; if so, what is the (a)(i) name and (ii) designation of the person heading the specified task team and (b)(i) name and (ii) designation of each person serving on the specified task team; (2) whether any consultants have been contracted to assist the specified task team; if not, why not; if so, in respect of each specified consultant, (a) why were the consultants employed and (b) what is the name of each consultant; (3) whether any person serving on the specified task team has specialised knowledge in tax-related matters; if not, why not; if so, what is the (a) name and (b) designation of the specified person; (4) what is the (a) total cost of the specified task team and (b) breakdown of the specified costs?

Reply:

The assessment to determine the costs is underway. A full report which addresses the Honourable Members questions will be submitted to the Constitutional Court within the timelines set by the Court.

06 June 2016 - NW928

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

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

Reply:

No I have not attended any meetings of the Gupta’s in Saxonwod.

I have attended events organised by the Hindu community to mark their Diwali, a Hindu festival, wherein members of the Gupta family attend as part of the members of the Hindu society.

These invitations have always been extended to Ministers, Deputy Ministers, and the Business community long before I even assumed the responsibility of being the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans.

06 June 2016 - NW1226

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Malgas, Ms HH to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)What progress has her department made thus far with the draft policy on early childhood development; (2) whether a comprehensive programme is in place for early childhood development; if so, was the specified programme gazetted for public comment?

Reply:

1. The ECD policy was approved by cabinet on 09 December 2015 after an extensive consultation process with the ECD stakeholders (government and non-government). It highlights 15 policy positions. It seeks to ensure integrated services by all partner departments, universal equitable access of the comprehensive age and stage appropriate quality services by 2030, empower and enable parents, ensure the alignment and harmonisation of inter-sectoral policies, legislation and programmes across the different sectors and ensure adequate and effective leadership, coordinated planning, funding, implementation, monitoring of progress and on-going quality improvements.

The short term (2017), covers establishment of the necessary legal framework, organisational structures and institutional arrangements, planning, financing mechanisms necessary to support and realise its commitments. The medium term (2024) includes the availability of age and developmental stage appropriate essential components of the comprehensive package of quality ECD services, accessible to all infants and young children and their caregivers. The long term (2030) covers availability of a full comprehensive age and development stage appropriate package of quality early childhood development services and accessible to all infants and young children and their caregivers.

Implementation thereof, is preceded by capacity building on the ECD policy and the National Comprehensive Programme in provinces which has commenced now in May 2016 until November 2016.

(2) The National Comprehensive ECD Programme has been developed which includes the essential components addressing nutrition, health, social protection, inclusion of children with disabilities and special needs, stimulation and early learning to ensure the best possible start in life. The programme puts emphasis on early detection of any disease or developmental delays from conception throughout the 1st thousand days. It was sanctioned in the ECD Policy as Chapter 5 which is the core of the National Integrated ECD policy and it has been aligned to the approved National Integrated ECD policy.

 

06 June 2016 - NW1054

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Boshoff, Ms SH to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)(a) How many (i) district and (ii) provincial officials of her department have been successfully trained in (aa) SA Sign Language, (bb) Autism, (cc) Braille, (dd) Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and (ee) Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum, (b) how many educators (i) have been trained in the specified fields and (ii) are applying their expertise for the benefit of learners with the specified disabilities and (c) what report is available in each province on the monitoring which is done through the National Strategy on Learner Attainment; (2) (a) what was the R5,7 billion which was allocated to special needs schools spent in each district and in each province; (3) was the whole amount of R5,7 billion spent; if not, why not; (4) which full service schools benefitted from the R400 million that was allocated to strengthen full service schools; (5) when does her department envisage the implementation of the safety and security programme at (a) special needs and (b) full service schools in each province?

Reply:

(1)(a)(b)(i) The number of officials and teachers trained in areas of specialisation (No disaggregation between provincial and district officials has been made available) is as indicated in the table below:

Province

(aa) SASL

(bb) Autism

(cc) Braille

(dd) ADHD

(ee) Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum

 

Officials

Teachers

Officials

Teachers

Officials

Teachers

Officials

Teachers

Officials

Teachers

EC

23

0

52

0

9

0

1

0

0

0

FS

0

46

0

40

0

27

0

0

0

0

GT

0

0

50

150

0

0

12

270

0

0

KZN

22

68

148

0

17

0

0

0

0

0

LP

0

83

0

0

0

37

0

0

0

0

MP

55

30

0

30

0

31

0

67

0

0

NC

14

0

0

0

38

0

0

0

0

0

NW

36

0

18

32 principals

20

0

0

0

0

0

WC

8

116

68

40

1

80

61

341 (&SLD)

0

0

TOTAL

198

181

336

252

85

68

74

337

0

0

Source: Reports obtained from Provincial Education Departments in April 2016

  1. (b)(ii) The 181 teachers trained in SASL and 68 in Braille are using their expertise in the implementation of the CAPS for SASL and teaching of visually impaired learners in the 22 schools respectively. No information is available on the application of teachers’ expertise in the other areas yet.

(1)(c) Monitoring reports from PEDs that are submitted through the National Strategy for Learner Attainment do not include Autism, ADHD and Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum.

(2) The provinces spent R5,658 billion (98.5%) of the adjusted budget of R5,743 billion allocated to Public Special Schools in 2014/15 as indicated in the table below. The expenditure is not disaggregated to district level:

Provincial Education Departments

         

Provinces

2014/15 Adjusted Budget

2014/15 Actual Expenditure

2014/15 Under / (over)-expenditure

   

Compensation of Employees

Goods and Services

Non-profit institution

House holds

Machinery and Equipment

Total Expenditure

 
 

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

Eastern Cape

538 698

438 247

9 188

64 186

2 974

10 572

525 167

13 531

Free State

383 611

329 910

20

51 570

1 301

 

382 801

810

Gauteng

1 838 788

1 477 478

14 239

298 391

7 938

198

1 798 244

40 544

KwaZulu-Natal

876 012

748 062

7 338

127 800

3 401

2 158

888 759

( 12 747)

Limpopo

379 607

327 908

948

47 654

3 304

 

379 814

( 207)

Mpumalanga

221 661

177 875

5 078

31 687

491

 

215 131

6 530

Northern Cape

93 937

84 584

332

8 036

4 698

 

97 650

( 3 713)

North West

365 632

313 687

4 766

76 633

1 533

926

397 545

( 31 913)

Western Cape

1 045 531

799 600

24 986

139 761

4 975

3 510

972 832

72 699

TOTAL

5 743 477

4 697 351

66 895

845 718

30 615

17 364

5 657 943

85 534

(3) The whole amount was not spent as there was under-expenditure mainly on OSD Conditional Grant due to delays in processing journals from Equitable Share to journals in respect of expenditure which had already been incurred in previous years for OSD for Therapists prior to the introduction of the Conditional Grant. The underspending on Goods and Services was due to cost containment measures on items such as travel and subsistence as well as catering.

(4) The table below provides information about which PEDs and of course full service schools that benefited from the R400 million that was allocated for strengthening of full service schools in 2014/15.

Province

Names of Full Service Schools that Benefited

EC

Not allocated part of R400m

FS

See Annexure A

GT

See Annexure A

KZ

Not allocated part of R400m

LP

Not allocated part of R400m

MP

See Annexure A

NC

Not allocated part of R400m

NW

See Annexure A

WC

See Annexure A

(5) The National School Safety Framework was approved by the Minister in April 2015, after which Provincial Master Trainers were trained in all nine provinces. School-based training workshops are currently being rolled out to all schools including special schools and full service schools, in provinces.  

06 June 2016 - NW1509

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Baker, Ms TE to ask the Minister of Finance

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

Reply:

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

2. The National Treasury has not provided any form of funding to any political party (a) in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016.

06 June 2016 - NW1410

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

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

Reply:

We are still gathering data and contacting entities for this information. the information is not readily available

06 June 2016 - NW1431

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 2843 on 21 August 2015, the National Treasury has reconsidered to conduct an investigation into the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality; if not, why not; if so, (a) when will such an investigation begin and (b) what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

The National Treasury has not yet received any report or request for further investigation of the matter at the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality from the Office of the Public Protector.

(a) The need for further investigation to be conducted by the National Treasury will be informed by the findings in the report of the Office of Public Protector.

(b) There are no further relevant details available to the National Treasury at this time.

06 June 2016 - NW1018

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Jooste, Ms K to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)What is the staff complement of the Directorate for Nonprofit Organisations (DNO) in terms of (a)(i) filled and (ii) vacant posts and (b) the various levels of the specified posts; (2) has she tabled a (a) written narrative and (b) financial report on the activities of the DNO for each of the past five financial years within six months of the end of each specified financial year; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) how many compliance notices were sent out from the DNO to registered nonprofit organisations in the 2014-15 financial year; (4) has the DNO cancelled any certificates of registration of any nonprofit organisation in the (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15 financial years; if not, why not; if so, how many in each specified financial year; (5) does the DNO keep a record of all nonprofit organisations that have (a) voluntarily deregistered and/or (b) been (i) wound up and/or (ii) dissolved; if not, why not; if so, how many such instances took place in the (aa) 2013-14 and (bb) 2014-15 financial years?

Reply:

1. Staff complement of the Directorate for Nonprofit Organisations (DNO)

 (a) (i) filled posts - 60

ii) vacant posts - 11

 (b) Below is a table providing detailed information:

Position

(b) Level

Number of posts

   
  1. Filled
  1. Vacant

Deputy Director General

15

0

1

Chief Director

14

0

1

Directors

13

5

 

Deputy Directors

12

3

 

Deputy Directors

11

4

 

Assistant Directors

10

3

 

Assistant Directors

9

6

1

Admin Assistants

6

0

4

Senior Admin Officers

8

15

3

Senior Registry Clerks

5

8

1

Data Capturers

4

12

 

Contract Workers

4

1

 

Total

 

60

11

2. For each financial year the report of the DNO activities is presented by Department of Social Development in the Department’s annual report.

3. 15 440 compliance notices were sent to NPOs in the 2014-2015 financial year.

4. Yes, the DNO has cancelled cerficates of registrations of NPOs as below;

Form of Deregistration

2013/14 FY

Voluntary Deregistration

6

Wound up /or Dissolved

0

(a)

(b)

Form of Deregistration

2014/15 FY

Voluntary Deregistration

7

Wound up /or Dissolved

0

 

5. Yes the DNO keeps record of as follows:

(aa)

 

Form of Deregistration

2013/14 FY

(a)

Voluntary Deregistration

6

(b)

Wound up /or Dissolved

0

(bb)

 

Form of Deregistration

2014/15 FY

(a)

Voluntary Deregistration

7

(b)

Wound up /or Dissolved

0

06 June 2016 - NW1166

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1) Whether her department has closed down any crèches that were operating illegally in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14, (c) 2014-15 and (d) 2015-16 financial years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (i) how many crèches that were operating illegally have been closed down in each of the specified financial years and (ii) where were the specified crèches situated; (2) whether her department has any mechanisms in place to (a) identify and (b) close down crèches that are operating illegally; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(1) Whether her department has closed down any crèches that were operating illegally in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14, (c) 2014-15 and (d) 2015-16 financial years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (i) how many crèches that were operating illegally have been closed down in each of the specified financial years and (ii) where were the specified crèches situated;

The Parliamentary Question has provincial implications and at the time of reply no response was received from Provinces

(2)

(a) In terms of the Children’s Act No. 38 of 2005, all partial care facilities (ECD centres) must be subjected to inspections and monitoring to determine compliance with the norms and standards. Inspections and monitoring are mechanisms in place to identify ECD centres that are not complying with the norms and standards.

(b) According to the said Act, section 84 and 85:

 

Cancellation of registration

84. (1) The provincial head of social development may cancel the registration or conditional registration of a partial care facility by written notice to the registration holder if-

(a) the facility is not maintained in accordance with the prescribed national norms and standards and such other requirements as may be prescribed;

(b) any condition subject to which the registration or renewal of registration was issued is breached or not complied with;

(c) the registration holder or the management of the facility contravenes or fails to comply with a provision of the Act;

(d) the registration holder becomes a person who is not a fit and proper person to operate a partial care facility; or

(e) a person who is not a fit and proper person to assist in operating a partial care facility is employed at or engaged in operating the facility.

Notice of enforcement

85. (1) A provincial head of social development may by way of a written notice of enforcement instruct-

(a) a person or organisation operating an unregistered partial care facility-

(i) to stop operating that facility; or

(ii) to apply for registration in terms of section 81 within a period specified in the notice; or

(b) a person or organisation operating a registered partial care facility otherwise than in accordance with the provisions of this Act or any conditions subject to which the registration was issued, to comply with those provisions or conditions.

(2) A person or organisation operating an unregistered partial care facility and who is instructed in terms of subsection (1) (a) (ii) to apply for registration within a specified period, may, despite the provisions of section 80, continue operating the facility during that period and, if that person or organisation applies for registration, until that application has been processed.

(3) The Director-General or the provincial head of social development may apply to the High Court for an order to instruct a partial care facility, whether registered or not, to stop operating that facility.

(4) The High Court may grant an order for costs against the owner or manager of the partial care facility referred to in subsection (3) if so requested by the Director-General or provincial head of social development.

06 June 2016 - NW1429

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Whether the detective division at the Tembisa Police Station in Gauteng received any new vehicles in the 2015-16 financial year; if so, how many did they receive; (2) (a) what is the total number of vehicles the specified detective division currently has, (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 number of detectives to vehicles?

Reply:

(1) Yes, the Detective Service at Tembisa Police Station received 13 vehicles during the 2015/2016 financial year.

(2) (a) Tembisa Detective Service currently have 21 vehicles.

(b) All 21 vehicles are in working order.

(c) Not applicable.

(3) (a) There are 80 detectives at the Tembisa Detective Service.

(b) (i) 55 detectives attended a detective course.

(ii) 55 detectives passed a detective course.

(c) Each Investigating Officer has an average of 91 dockets.

(4) The allocation of vehicles for the 2016/2017 financial year has not been finalised yet.

06 June 2016 - NW1167

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether any (a) strategies and/or (b) plans have been developed by her department in collaboration with the SA Social Security Agency to take over the distribution of social grants once the contract with Net1’s subsidiary Cash Paymaster Services ends in 2017; if not, (i) why not and (ii) by what date will such (aa) strategies and/or (bb) plans be developed; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(a) and (b) Following the decision not to award to re-advertised tender in October 2015, SASSA immediately started working on developing a plan to ensure that it is ready to take over the responsibility for the management of social grant payments as from April 2017, when the current contract with Cash Paymaster Services expires.

The plans developed take into account the recommendations made by the Ministerial Committee appointed to investigate options for social grant payments which were contained in the report released in December 2014. In addition, CSIR has been working with SASSA since February 2014 to assist with the development of specific work packages related to taking over the responsibility for biometric enrolment.

The plan developed contains details of all actions required to meet the deadline, with responsibilities and target dates indicated. The implementation of the plan developed is currently underway.

(i) Not applicable

(ii) Not applicable

06 June 2016 - NW1426

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Whether the detective division at the Boksburg North Police Station in Gauteng received any new vehicles in the 2015-16 financial year; if so, how many did they receive; (2) (a) what is the total number of vehicles the specified detective division currently has, (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 number of detectives to vehicles?

Reply:

(1) The Detective Service at Boksburg North Police Station did not receive new vehicles as the station already has sufficient vehicles according to the national ratio.

(2) (a) Boksburg North Detective Service currently have 22 vehicles.

(b) 20 vehicles are in working order.

(c) The vehicles were sent to the mechanical workshop on the following dates:

   (1) 26 May 2015

   (2) 20 April 2016

(3) (a) There are 42 detectives currently at Boksburg North Detective Service.

(b) (i) 36 detectives attended a detective course.

     (ii) 36 passed the detective course.

(c) Each Investigating Officer has an average of 52 dockets.

(4) The station already has sufficient vehicles according to the national ratio.

06 June 2016 - NW1052

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Boshoff, Ms SH to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)For each district in each province, (a) what amount was provided for the (i) procurement of assistive devices, (ii) training of professional staff, (iii) provision of transport and (iv) purchase of learner/teacher support material for (aa) schools for learners with special educational needs and (bb) full-service schools, (b) which schools have been reconfigured into full-service schools, (c) what was the cost of the reconfiguration in each case, (d) how far are the specified schools from completion and (e) what is the nature of the resources provided to the specified schools; (2) (a) in which district in each province is each of the 137 full-service schools that have been physically upgraded for accessibility situated, (b) what was the cost of the specified upgrades and (c) when does her department envisage the completion of the outstanding 654 schools?

Reply:

(1) (a) (aa) Provincial budgets for (i) procurement of assistive devices, (ii) training of professional staff, (iii) provision of transport and (iv) purchase of LTSM to Special Needs Education Schools were as follows:

Province

Districts

(i) Assistive devices

(ii) Training of professional staff

(iii) Transport

(iv) LTSM

(e) Nature of resources

EC

District disaggregation not made available

R5,6 million

R483,000

R5,3 million

R5,586 million

30 Lap Tops, Learner Profiler, Clicker 7 & Text Help Read and Write, Tobii S32 Scan and Touch

FS

Motheo, Lejweleputswa

Thabo Mofutsanyane

Nil

Amount not provided for training of 67 officials

R5,2 million

R134 631

Grade R – 3 SASL CAPS kits

GT

All 15 districts

Not specified

R14 million

R12 375 million

50% ring fenced

Specialised LTSM

Specialised HR

Teacher training

KZN

All 12 districts

Procured from budget allocation to schools

 

Application made for 15 buses – amount not specified

R2 million

R2 million

Grade R – 3 SASL CAPS kits

Braille

LP

All 5 districts

Amount within norms and standards funding not specified

None

Amount within norms and standards funding not specified

Not specified

Not specified

MP

Bohlabela

Ehlanzeni

Gert Sibande

Nkangala

R900 000

R1,2 m

R2,1 m

R2,1 m

R450 000

R450 000

R700 000

R700 000

All 18 schools participate in scholar transport programme

R1,8 m

5 Adapted buses procured

ICT connectivity installation ramps and rails and additional physical resources like laboratories, libraries and sporting facilities.

NC

Three districts

R4993 per learners

Not specified

Not specified

R2,365 million

Grade R – 3 SASL CAPS kits

Hearing Aids

LCD Projectors Interactive whiteboards

Tablets

Laptops

NW

All 4 districts

R8,4 million

R2,44 million

R9 million

R1,9 million

Grade R – 3 SASL CAPS kits

Braille textbooks

WC

5 districts

R300 000 per district

R14 000 per district

R52,033 million

R63,5 million

Assistive devices for the assistive devices loan centre based at a special school resource centre in each district

Source: Information provided by provinces in April 2016

(1)(a) (bb) Provincial budgets for (i) procurement of assistive devices, (ii) training of professional staff, (iii) provision of transport and (iv) purchase of LTSM to Full-Service Schools

Province

Districts

(i) Assistive devices

(ii) Training of professional staff

(iii) Transport

(iv) LTSM

(e) Nature of Resources

EC

District disaggregation not made available

R6,3 million

Amount not made available

Amount not made available

R45,000

 

FS

none

nil

nil

nil

Nil

n/a

GT

All 15 districts

R6,95 million

Included in R14 million above

Not specified

Not specified

Specialised LTSM

Specialised HR

Teacher training

KZN

12 Districts

Budgets for 2016/17 not specified

Budgets for 2016/17 not specified

Budgets for 2016/17 not specified

Budgets for 2016/17 not specified

Counsellors and Learning Support Educators

Furniture and relevant equipment

LP

None

Nil

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

MP

All 4 districts

Not specified

See training budgets above

Not specified

No separate allocation – supplied as all ordinary schools

ICT connectivity installation ramps and rails and additional physical resources like laboratories, libraries and sporting facilities.

NC

Frances Baard

John Taolo Gaetsewe

ZF Mhcawu

Pixley-Ka-Seme

Namaqua

R400 000 above which is available on demand

Not specified – covered by district line budgets

R225280

R7414

R153058

R114420

R156793

No separate allocation – supplied as all ordinary schools

Supplied according to individual needs

NW

All 4 districts

R20 million – including infrastructure

Not specified

R2,1 million

Vehicles for therapists

No separate allocation – supplied as all ordinary schools

1 Councelling room, accesible toilets, store and strong room, ramps and paving around the building and assistive devices

WC

Cape Winelands (27)

Eden Karoo (27)

Metro Central (12)

Metro East (17)

Metro North (21)

Metro South (9)

Overberg (15)

West Coast (19)

R81 000

R81 000

R36 000

R51 000

R63 000

R27 000

R45 000

R57 000

(including LTSM and Transport)

Included in Assistive devices budget

R81 000

R81 000

R36 000

R51 000

R63 000

R27 000

R45 000

R57 000

Included in Assistive devices budget

Funding for a teaching assistant, specialised LTSM/training/ transport.

Source: Information provided by provinces in April 2016

(1)(b) Schools reconfigured as Full-Service Schools, (c) cost of reconfiguration, (d) how far from completion and (e) nature of resources:

Province

Districts

Schools reconfigured

c) Cost of reconfiguration

(d) How far from completion

EC

District disaggregation not made available

3 of 30 schools

R6,3 million

To be completed in 2016/17

FS

none

none

nil

n/a

GT

All 15 districts

* Complete list of districts and schools provided in Annexure A

19 compliant

56 in preparation

38 receiving support for LSEN

R90 000

 

KZN

12 districts

101

R2 million

95% to be completed in 2016

LP

Greater Sekhukhune

Vhembe

Mopani

Capricorn

Waterberg

Sibisi

Roossenekal

Phaphamani

Mokgalabje

Tshisahulu

Mutende

Shilume

Marumofase

Nwaxindzhele

Mariveni

Eureka

Mahlodumela

Harry Oppenheimer

St Brendan’s Secondary

Warmbaths

Albert Luthuli

Mmamakwa

Not specified

Budget and timeframes not specified

MP

All 4 districts

20 out of 140

R3,6 m

Assessment will be done in 2016/17 to develop plan for completion of remaining 120 schools

NC

Frances Baard:

ZF Mgcawu:

Pixley Ka Seme:

JT Gaetsewe:

Sol Plaatje, Harstwater

Blaauwskop, Sternham

Alpha, Lowryville

Isagontle, Deben

Not specified

No infrastructure upgrading

Ramps will be provided at two newly identified schools

NW

All 4 districts

4 schools per district (16)

R20 million

09 Full service schools projects to be completed in 2016/17 –budget is R11, 538, 000.00. Number 15 FSS to be completed in 2017/18 budget of R41, 159,000. (kindly note that infra- structure developments are multi- year projects)

WC

All 8 districts

40 schools

Infrastructure reconfiguration only on request

In 9 schools: Ramps constructed

Toilet modifications

Lift provided in Outeniqua High

Source: Information provided by provinces in April 2016

(2) Full-Service Schools that have been physically upgraded

Province

(a) Districts

Schools that have been upgraded

c) Costs of specified upgrades

Future Plans for upgrading

EC

Lusikisiki

Port Elizabeth

East London

3 (+1) completed in 2009)

R28 million

22 have been assessed for minor adjustments from 2016/17 – 2017/18

FS

Fezile Dabi, Lejweleputswa, Motheo, Thabo Mofutsanyana and Xhariep

6

Amount not provided

Information not available at this stage

GT

All 15 districts

74:

Cohort 1: 19 completed

Cohort 2: 56 capacity building and staffing

Cohort 3: 38

Cohort 1: R10 million

Cohort 2: R90000 per school

Cohort 3: Learning Support Educator in 9 schools

Processes in place with Facility Management and DID to ensure FSS receive needed infrastructural upgrades over the next 3 years.

KZN

12 Districts

26

R2 million

Completion of all schools by end of 2016

LP

Greater Sekhukhune

Vhembe

Mopani

Mokgalabje

Tshisahulu

Mariveni

Not specified

Assessment will be done in 2016/17 to develop costed roll-out plan

MP

All districts

20

Not specified

Assessment will be done in 2016/17 to develop costed roll-out plan

NC

ZF Mgcawu

Pixley Ka Seme

Sternham Primary

Alpha Primary

Not specified: Infrastructure Conditional Grant

Building of ramps and access features will commence according to Physical Planning Priority Plans

NW

All districts

20

Not specified

9 Schools in 2016/17 for R11,5 million

15 Schools in 2017/18 for R41,1 million

WC

Cape Winelands

Eden Karoo

Metro Central

Metro East

Metro North

Metro South

Wellington Primary

Outeniqua High

JD Crawford

Ned Doman

Pinelands North

Soyisile

Parow Prep

Sun Valley

Cascade

Not specified

Schools receive accessibility upgrades when other infrastructural work is done at the school. No specific budget has been allocated.

Source: Information provided by provinces in April 2016

ANNEXURE A

LIST OF FULL-SERVICE SCHOOLS IN GAUTENG

19 FULL SERVICE SCHOOLS - AUDITED AND COMPLYING WITH CRITERIA

Ekhuruleni North

LAERSKOOL KEMPTON PARK

Ekhuruleni South

EDENPARK PRIMARY SCHOOL

Ekhuruleni South

NTUTHUKO PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gauteng East

MICHAEL ZULU PRIMARY SCHOOL

Sedibeng East

LAERSKOOL JAPIE GREYLING

Sedibeng East

RATANDA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Sedibeng West

MOGOGODI PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg Central

LAKEVIEW PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg East

M.C. WEILER PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg North

DIEPSLOOT COMBINED SCHOOL

Johannesburg South

ORANGE FARM PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg West

DISCOVERY PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gauteng West

TSAKANI PRIMARY SCHOOL

Tshwane North

BAXOXELE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Tshwane South

WALTER SISULU PRIMARY SCHOOL

Tshwane South

NELLMAPIUS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Tshwane West

LAERSKOOL BOOYSENS

Tshwane West

BACHANA MOKWENA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gauteng North

BAWEZE PRIMARY SCHOOL

COHORT 2 and 3: SCHOOLS THAT HAVE BEEN CAPACITATED BUT NOT YET PHYSICALLY UPGRADED

Ekhuruleni North

ISIZIBA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Ekhuruleni North

MASHEMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL

Ekhuruleni North

ISAAC MAKAU PRIMARY SCHOOL

Ekhuruleni North

SIPHETHU PRIMARY SCHOOL

Ekhuruleni South

DROMMEDARIS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Ekhuruleni South

ABINALA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Ekhuruleni South

UMZAMO PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gauteng East

THOPODI PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gauteng East

NIGEL SECONDARY SCHOOL

Gauteng East

NTOKOZWENI PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gauteng East

DUDUZA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Sedibeng East

SITHOKOMELE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Sedibeng East

TSOELOPELE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Sedibeng West

DR NHLAPO INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

Sedibeng West

IMFUNDO MIDDLE SCHOOL

Sedibeng West

EMFULENI PRIMARY SCHOOL

Sedibeng West

EMANZINI PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg Central

EBUHLENI PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg Central

ENTANDWENI PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg Central

ELDOCREST PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg Central

MVELEDZANDIVHO PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg East

P.S. TSOSANE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg East

BONWELONG PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg East

EKUKHANYISWENI PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg East

DRAKE KOKA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg North

WINNIE-NGWEKAZI PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg North

COSMO CITY WEST PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg North

AB XUMA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg North

BOSMONT PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg North

WITKOPPEN PRIMARY

Johannesburg North

REKGUTLILE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg South

MADIBA PRIMARY

Johannesburg South

MID-ENNERDALE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg South

LEHAE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg West

MAYIBUYE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg West

TUMELO PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg West

BRAAMFISCHERVILLE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Johannesburg West

SENYAMO PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gauteng West

MOHLAKANO PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gauteng West

ISIQALO PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gauteng West

KAMOHELO PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gauteng West

REAKGONA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Tshwane North

MOTJIBOSANE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Tshwane North

MAROKOLONG PRIMARY SCHOOL

Tshwane North

LEFOFA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Tshwane North

PULAMADIBOGO PRIMARY SCHOOL

Tshwane South

JAKARANDA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Tshwane South

EMASANGWENE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Tshwane South

SEAPARANKWE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Tshwane West

BOTSALO PRIMARY SCHOOL

Tshwane West

EMA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Tshwane West

LESEDI POTLANA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gauteng North

SEDIBENG PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gauteng North

VEZULWAZI PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gauteng North

ZIVUSENI PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gauteng North

MKHAMBI

SCHOOLS IDENTIFIED TO BE CONVERTED TO FULL SERVICE SCHOOL IN 2016

Ekhuruleni North

Emangweni Primary

Ekhuruleni North

Primrose Primary

Ekhuruleni North

Laerskool Verkenner

Ekhuruleni North

Klopperpark Primary

Ekhuruleni North

Laerskool Putfontein

Ekhuruleni North

Laerskool Bredell

Ekhuruleni South

Laerskool Van Dyk

Ekhuruleni South

Laerskool Elspark

Ekhuruleni South

Laerskool Goudrand

Gauteng East

Katlego Primary

Gauteng East

Laerskool Die Arend

Gauteng East

Laerskool Pam Brink

Gauteng North

Kutumela Molefi Primary

Gauteng North

Rethabile Primary

Gauteng North

Ematsheni Primary

Gauteng North

Onverwacht

Gauteng North

Laerskool Du Preez Van Wyk

Gauteng West

Kamogelo Primary

Gauteng West

Mashudu Primary

Gauteng West

Mphe- Thuto Primary

Gauteng West

Magaliesburg Secondary

Johannesburg Central

Pentarosa Primary

Johannesburg Central

Lumelang Primary

Johannesburg North

Blair Atholl

Johannesburg North

Masakhane

Johannesburg North

Ikaneng

Johannesburg North

Dumezweni

Johannesburg North

Laerskool Claremont

Johannesburg South

Lawley Primary

Johannesburg South

Mfundo Mtoti Primary

Johannesburg West

Princess Primary

Sedibeng East

Sicelo Primary

Sedibeng East

Laerskool Drie Riviere

Sedibeng West

Mnqiniswa Primary

Sedibeng West

Polokong Primary

Sedibeng West

Phehello Primary

Sedibeng West

Mthombolwazi Pr

Sedibeng West

Zitha Primary

Sedibeng West

Letsima Ilima

Sedibeng West

Sivuse Primary

Tshwane North

Laerskool Nellie Swart

Tshwane North

Doornpoort Primary

Tshwane North

Laerskool Nellie Swart

Tshwane South

Pretoria Primary

Tshwane South

Valhalla Primary

Tshwane South

Laudium Heights

Tshwane South

Phuthaditshaba Primary

Tshwane South

Laerskool Fleur

Tshwane West

Lotus Gardens Primary

06 June 2016 - NW1501

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Basic Education

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

Reply:

(1)(a)(i)-(iii) No, the Department of Basic Education was never approached by any Political Party for any form of funding in the 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 financial years.

(1)(b) No, the Department of Basic Education has not been approached by any Political Party for any form of funding since 1 April 2016.

(2)(a)(i)-(iii) No, the Department of Basic Education never provided any Political Party with any form of funding in the 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 financial years.

(2)(b) No, the Department of Basic Education has not provided any Political Party with any form of funding since 1 April 2016 and has no position in this regard.

06 June 2016 - NW1529

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Cardo, Dr MJ to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

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

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows:

  1. The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services not been approached by any political party for funding
  2. The Department has not provided any funding to a political party.

06 June 2016 - NW1555

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

 

(a)

(i)

DPE

R 2 326 000.00

   

(ii)

Alexkor

R 545 825.40

     

Denel

R 1 660 410.65

     

Eskom

R 54 016 282.81

     

SAFCOL

R 172 873.00

     

SAX

R 1 159 118.00

     

Transnet

R 47 991 571.86

         
 

(b)

(i)

DPE

R 2 379 000.00

   

(ii)

Alexkor

R 115 000.00

     

Denel

R 3 000 000.00

     

Eskom

R 67 000 000.00

     

SAFCOL

R 3 500 000.00

     

SAX

R 4 800 00000

     

Transnet

R 43 333 820.82

 

06 June 2016 - NW1505

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

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

Reply:

1-2    NO

06 June 2016 - NW219

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Has her department awarded any contracts to companies indirectly or directly owned by certain persons (names furnished) in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 financial years; if so, in each specified financial year, (i) how many times were such contracts awarded and (ii) for what amount?

Reply:

NO

06 June 2016 - NW1527

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Cardo, Dr MJ to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

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

Reply:

We are still going through our records to verify the information our archives.

06 June 2016 - NW838

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Boshoff, Ms SH to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)With reference to the 2015 Corruption Watch Annual Report, which found that the education sector was the most corrupt sector in South Africa and that, specifically, principals were the culprits in the majority of corruption cases, (a) how many principals have been investigated for corruption (i) in the (aa) 2011, (bb) 2012, (cc) 2013, (dd) 2014 and (ee) 2015 academic years and (ii) since 1 January 2016 and (b) what are the names of the schools at which principals are currently being investigated for corruption, in each case specifying (i) the date from which the specified principal has been under investigation, (ii) whether or not the specified principal has been suspended on full pay, (iii) the monthly salary of each principal suspended on full pay and (iv) whether a temporary replacement is currently carrying out the duties of the specified principals at each school; (2) how many of the specified principals have been (a) criminally charged on corruption related activities, (b) criminally convicted for corruption related activities and (c) dismissed from their posts as a result of corruption related activities during the specified financial years and period; (3) what steps is her department taking to root out corruption in the education sector?

Reply:

(1) With reference to the 2015 Corruption Watch Annual Report, which found that the education sector was the most corrupt sector in South Africa and that, specifically, principals were the culprits in the majority of corruption cases, (a) how many principals have been investigated for corruption (i) in the (aa) 2011, (bb) 2012, (cc) 2013, (dd) 2014 and (ee) 2015 academic years and (ii) since 1 January 2016 and (b) what are the names of the schools at which principals are currently being investigated for corruption, in each case specifying (i) the date from which the specified principal has been under investigation, (ii) whether or not the specified principal has been suspended on full pay, (iii) the monthly salary of each principal suspended on full pay and (iv) whether a temporary replacement is currently carrying out the duties of the specified principals at each school;

Since the employer of educators is the Heads of the Provincial Education Departments, in terms of the Employment of Educators Act, 76 of 1998, the Question was forwarded to the relevant officials in all the Provincial Education Departments with a request that they provide the DBE with response and to date, no response have been received, except from the Western Cape, Limpopo and Free State Education Departments.

(1)(a)(i)

PROVINCE

No. OF PRINCIPALS SUSPENDED

 

(aa) 2011

(bb) 2012

(cc) 2013

(dd) 2014

(ee) 2015

TOTAL

Western Cape

0

0

0

0

0

0

Gauteng

38

72

71

41

114

336

Limpopo

1

0

1

0

0

2

Northern Cape

           

Mpumalanga

           

KwaZulu-Natal

           

North West

           

Free State

0

0

0

0

0

0

Eastern Cape

           

TOTAL

39

72

72

41

114

338

PROVINCE

(b) Schools that are currently under investigation since 1 Jan 2016

(i)

(ii) Suspended on full pay or Not

(iii)

(vi) Temporary Replacement

 

Names of Schools

The Date from which the Principal has been under investigation

On Full Pay

Not on Full Pay

Monthly Salary

Yes

No

Western Cape

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

Gauteng

none

none

none

none

none

none

none

Limpopo

Shingwedzi Secondary School

Not indicated

yes

 

Not indicated

   

Northern Cape

             

Mpumalanga

             

KwaZulu-Natal

             

North West

             

Free State

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Eastern Cape

             

TOTAL

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

(2) How many of the specified principals have been (a) criminally charged on corruption related activities, (b) criminally convicted for corruption related activities and (c) dismissed from their posts as a result of corruption related activities during the specified financial years and period;

(2) Number of principals who the following actions have been taken against them as a result of corruption activities:

PROVINCE

(a) Criminally Charged

(b) Criminally convicted

(c) Dismissed

Western Cape

0

0

0

Gauteng

0

0

 

Limpopo

0

0

0

Northern Cape

     

Mpumalanga

     

KwaZulu-Natal

     

North West

     

Free State

0

0

0

Eastern Cape

     

TOTAL

0

0

0

(3) What steps is her department taking to root out corruption in the education sector?

The recently released report about the selling of post has provided the Department with recommendations on how to strengthen our selection processes. The Department will soon begin to revise policies on the selection processes.

06 June 2016 - NW611

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Shivambu, Mr F to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)What was the cost incurred by the SA Revenue Service (SARS) for the services of a certain company in their investigations into (a) a certain person and (b) other former employees of SARS; (2) was there an open tender process for the appointment of the specified company; if not, why not; if so, what were the terms of reference?

Reply:

The South African Revenue Service has submitted the following information. Please note that the Minister is unable to verify the content.

(1)(a)(b) The cost incurred for the mandated work was:

  • KPMG – R23, 131, 265.30.

The KPMG investigated the allegations made in respect of an investigative unit within the SARS.

2. An already existing panel was utilised for this purpose that was previously appointed through an open tender process in terms of paragraph 4.9 of the National Treasury Supply Chain Management – A guide for accounting officers/ authorities – February 2004.

The Terms of Reference of the mentioned company was to perform a forensic investigation based on the recommendations of the Sikhakhane report to institute a more detailed investigation and to provide evidential support to the findings made.

06 June 2016 - NW1540

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

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

Reply:

(a) (i) The Department of Defence has spent in the 2015-16 FY R 266,794.

(b) (ii) The Department of Defence has budgeted R 533.317 for the 2016-17 FY.

06 June 2016 - NW1380

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Telecommunication and Postal Services

(1)   With reference to his reply to question 983 on 21 April 2016, (a) what are the detailed reasons why the City of Johannesburg owes R25 968 523,32 to the SA Post Office for more than 120 days and (b) what steps are being taken to recover the specified outstanding amount; (2) Whether any interest is being charged on the specified outstanding amount; if not, why not; if so, what (a) amount of interest has been incurred on the specified outstanding amount to date and (b) are the further relevant details?

Reply:

SAPO has advised me as follows:

  1. (a-b) Although the amount of R25, 968, 523.32 is attributed to the City of Johannesburg technically, it is its Agency, JMPD that owes SAPO. The reason why JMDP owes SAPO for more than 120 days is due to the dispute over service level as a result of the prolonged and illegal strike that paralyzed operations.
  2. (a-b) Interest has been suppressed due to the dispute declared by JMPD.

 

06 June 2016 - NW874

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether the National Treasury has held discussions with the banking sector to discuss measures to prevent criminals who snatch or swop credit cards from withdrawing substantial amounts in quick succession from different ATMs in a given area; if not, why not; if so, what were the outcomes of the discussions?

Reply:

The National Treasury has not discussed the problem of snatching or switching credit cards with the banks as the banks and regulators are expected to be engaging on such issues. The National Treasury does meet regularly with representatives of the banking sector like the Banking Association South Africa, the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC)[1], and the Payments Association of South Africa to discuss general trends identified in fraud as it affects the banking sector.

SABRIC frequently undertakes campaigns to educate consumers on how to protect themselves against banking fraud including card and ATM crimes (see www.sabric.co.za). The banking industry is currently embarking on a national campaign to encourage bank customers to take diligent care of their cyber-security. The challenge facing banks and SABRIC is working with the criminal justice authorities to bring specific cases to court.

We will give further consideration to these challenges and criminality impacting on citizens and banks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SABRIC is a non-profit company formed by the four major banks to assist the banking and cash-in-transit companies to combat organised bank-related crimes

06 June 2016 - NW722

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether her department has regularly issued free (a) blankets, (b) household items and (c) food parcels to (i) all indigent communities and (ii) those that were ravaged by fire, flood or any other disaster on an annual basis during the period 1 July 2009 to 29 February 2016; if not, why not; if so, in each specified year (aa) who were the recipients, (bb) what were the circumstances that required communities to receive immediate departmental assistance, (cc) on which dates were selected communities given parcels, (dd) what items constituted the aid parcel and (ee) how many special parcels were given out in each specified year?

Reply:

The social relief of distress is an on-going, legislated programme which is implemented every year in every province in response to identified needs. This programme has been implemented annually for the period from July 2009 to February 2016. Social relief of distress is a programme which provides material assistance to citizens who experience a crisis, which is beyond their ability to deal with within their own resources. The assistance is provided for a temporary period only. This period may vary from one to three months, which may be extended to six months, under certain circumstances.

SASSA manages the social relief of distress programme in line with the provisions as legislated in the Social Assistance Act, 2004 (as amended). The legislation empowers SASSA to provide social relief of distress to South African citizens, permanent residents and refugees, where they meet certain criteria. One of the criteria is that social relief of distress may be provided where communities are affected by a disaster, even where that area is not declared a disaster area. This enable SASSA to respond to localized incidents such as floods, fire and other disasters.

Social relief of distress may be issued in various forms, depending on the reason for the issuing of the social relief of distress, as well as the specific arrangements made in the affected province. The social relief of distress may be issued in the form of food vouchers, food parcels, school uniforms or cash. Where social relief of distress is provided as a response to disasters, the assistance may take the form of pre-cooked hot meals, meal packs, blankets, dignity packs and/or mattresses. The actual assistance provided will depend on the specific needs of the affected communities. In addition to the immediate humanitarian assistance provided, in instances where the affected community lost all their possessions, for instance in the case of fire, the families may be provided with a once off cash amount when they are ready to return to their homes. This is to assist in buying some of the household items which were lost in the disaster. However, SASSA does not provide household items as part of the social relief of distress programme.

For every citizen assisted with social relief of distress, there is an application process followed, to ensure eligibility for the assistance. For humanitarian assistance provided in response to disasters, SASSA provides the relief off lists provided by the local disaster response team in the municipality.

While information on the numbers assisted each year since 2009, the table below reflects the amounts spent on social relief of distress for the years under review:

Year

Budget amount

Amount spent

2009/10

184 412 001

152 916 474

2010/11

178 813 600

164 857 431

2011/12

187 925 000

179 304 562

2012/13

255 181 000

250 430 329

2013/14

556 606 000

549 847 373

2014/15

501 835 000

460 569 541

2015/16

450 212 000

433,443,842

06 June 2016 - NW1082

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Khoza, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(a) Has any of her senior officials met with certain persons (names furnished) during the period 1 January 2009 up to 31 December 2015 and (b) has any of the entities reporting to her awarded any contracts to Sahara Holdings, Comair, Oakbay Investments, Islandsite Investments, Afripalm Horizons Stakes, The New Age Media, JIC Mining Services and Vusizwe Media in the specified period; if so, what (i) are the relevant details and (ii) is the amount of each specified contract?

Reply:

NO

06 June 2016 - NW1351

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether any entities received funding from the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) failed to comply with (a) grant funding conditions and/or (b) reporting time frames since the establishment of the MDDA in 2004; if so, what are the relevant details in each such case?

Reply:

(a) The general non-compliance issues dealt on a day to day by the Projects Team and as identified through monitoring ranges from

  • Valid Tax Clearance Certificate (common amongst the Non-Governmental Organisations that drive the Community Radio and Community Television Sectors), to
  • Late reporting due to change in leadership and other community dynamics that impact of the organisational work, and
  • Mismanagement of approved funds, through allocating funds to line items that are not in the grant funding agreement, without sourcing necessary approval from the Agency.

(b) Reporting timeframes on all MDDA funded projects since its establishment are linked to and guided by the tranches allocated to each project. Each project is expected to submit a report after spending occurs on each tranche allocated.

The following table provides details of project non-compliance since 2004.

Project Name

Additional Comments & Action

 

2004/05 Financial Year

Vukani Community Radio

Balance remaining on the contract due to under spending (balance to be written back)

Takalani Community Radio

Contract extended and 2nd tranche report is under review.

Eastern Cape Community Radio Hub (NCRF)

Balance remaining on the contract due to under spending (balance to be written back)

 

2005/06 Financial Year

Barberton CR

Contract expired due to lack of reporting as a result of ongoing management changes (balance to be written back)

Newcastle CR

Contract expired due to lack of reporting as a result of ongoing management changes (balance to be written back)

Thetha /Orange Farm FM

Contract expired due to lack of reporting (balance to be written back)

Mokopane CR

Balance remaining on the contract due to under spending (balance to be written back)

 

2006/07 Financial Year

Bushbuckridge CR

Contract expired. Savings from under spending. To be written back

Radio Sunny South

Contract expired due to lack of reporting as a result of ongoing management changes (balance to be written back)

Alex FM

Contract expired due to lack of reporting as a result of ongoing management changes (balance to be written back)

Alfred Nzo CR

Contract expired due to lack of reporting as a result of ongoing management changes (balance to be written back)

Essentials of Newspaper Management (SPI)

To be written back

Exchange Program

To be written back

 

2007/08 Financial Year

Ekhephini CR

Contract expired due to lack of reporting. To be written back

Maputaland CR

Contract expired due to lack of reporting. To be written back

Tubatse CR

Contract expired due to lack of reporting. To be written back

Kasie Fm/Kathorus CR

Contract expired due to lack of reporting. To be written back

Makhado FM

Contract expired due to lack of reporting. To be written back

Botlokwa CR

Tax clearance issues resolved, contract extended and payment of remaining balance is in process.

Shine FM

Contract expired due to lack of reporting. To be written back

Zululand CR

Contract expired due to lack of reporting. To be written back

 

2008/09 Financial Year

Khanya College (Print)

Contract expired, project experienced TCC compliance challenges.

Moletjie (Program Production)

Contract savings. To be written back.

Mohodi CR (Program Production)

Delays in reporting, contract renewed and implementation underway

Voice of Tembisa CR (Program Production)

Contract expired, project experienced TCC compliance challenges. To be written back

Alfred Nzo (Program Production)

Contract expired, project experienced TCC compliance challenges. To be written back

Cape Town TV, (CTV)

Contract expired, project experienced TCC compliance challenges. Discussions underway to review TCC progress

Bay TV-KZN, (CTV)

Contract expired, project experienced reporting challenges. To be written back

Bush Radio

Contract expired, project experienced TCC compliance challenges. To be written back

Franschoek CR

Contract expired, project experienced TCC compliance challenges. To be written back

Graaf Reinet CR

Contract expired, project experienced reporting challenges. To be written back

Forte CR

Contract expired, project experienced TCC compliance challenges. To be written back

Star FM

Contract expired, project experienced TCC compliance challenges. To be written back

Thabazimbi CR

Contract expired, project experienced reporting challenges. To be written back

Umgungundlovu CR Mentor

Contract expired, project experienced reporting challenges. To be written back

   

2009/10 Financial Year

Behind the Mask (Print)

Delayed reporting due to compliance challenges. The project has been written back.

Cape Flats/Maraly Honikman – Mentor (Print)

The project was written back.

Bushbuckridge CR, (Program Production)

Contract savings. To be written back

ABC Ulwazi, (Program Production)

ABC Ulwazi went into liquidation. Discussions currently underway with the liquidators to finalise the matter.

Zibonele CR (Program Production)

Delayed reporting due to compliance to be submitted for write back

TUT (Program Production)

Tax clearance issues resolved and contract has expired. Contract extension underway.

Moletjie CR (Program Production)

Contract savings. To be written back

Eden FM

Delayed reporting due to compliance .To be submitted for write back

Radio Gamkaland

Delayed reporting due to compliance .To be submitted for write back

Radio Unique

Delayed reporting due to compliance .To be submitted for write back

Lukhanji FM

Delayed reporting due to compliance .To be submitted for write back

   

2010/11 Financial Year

Proudly Manenberg (Print)

Delayed reporting due to compliance to be submitted for write back

Satyagraha (Print)

Delayed reporting due to compliance to be submitted for write back

Zenzele Community Media (Print)

Delayed reporting due to compliance to be submitted for write back

AIDC/Amandla Publishes (Print)

Delayed reporting due to compliance to be submitted for write back

Takalani CR (Program Production)

Tax clearance issues resolved, contract extended and 2nd tranche report is underway.

Radio Turf (Program Production)

Delayed reporting due to compliance to be submitted for write back

Zebediela FM (Program Production)

Delayed reporting due to compliance to be submitted for write back

Move To Music (Program Production)

Delayed reporting due to compliance to be submitted for write back

Rhodes Music Radio (Program Production)

Delayed reporting due to compliance to be submitted for write back.

Vukani CR

Contract savings. To be submitted for write back

Cosatu Archives

Delayed reporting due to changes in the project team. To be submitted for write back

   

2012/13 Financial Year

Mmegadikgang

Compliance issues, remaining amount to be written back

Botlokwa CR

Tax clearance issues resolved and contract drafting underway

Project Number is incorrect – this is a new programme production project

Star FM

Tax clearance issues un-resolved. Project Number is incorrect – this is a new programme production project

 

2013/14 Financial Year

Greater Alex today (Print)

Contract has expired.

 

MR NN MUNZHELELE

DIRECTOR GENERAL [ACTING]

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI (MP)

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

03 June 2016 - NW1515

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Basson, Mr LJ to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(1) Whether his department was approached by any political party for any form of funding (a) in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) Whether his department provided any form of funding to any political party (a) in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2024-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

1. (a) (b) No

2. (a) No

(b) The Department of Home Affairs is responsible for the administration of the Public Funding of Represented Political Parties Act, 1997 (Act 103 of 1997)

  1. No political party has approached the Department of Correctional Services for any form of funding for the financial years in question. (a) for any of the periods mentioned in (i), (ii), and (iii).

      (b) neither since 1 April 2016, in question.

    2. No funding has been provided to any political party in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 financial years respectively.

   (2)(b) None

03 June 2016 - NW1212

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Baker, Ms TE to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)(a) How many water-use licences have been issued for abstraction from the Crocodile River and (b) what are the names of the companies that received the specified licences; (2) (a) how many of the specified licences have been issued for (i) agricultural, (ii) industrial and/or (iii) mining purposes, (b) on which date was each specified licence first issued and (c) what is the period of validity of each specified licence?

Reply:

(1)(a) A total of 19 water use licenses have been issued for abstraction from the Crocodile River.

(1)(b) Refer to Annexure A for the names of the companies that received the specified licences.

Agriculture

Industry

Local Government

Mining

Total

7

5

6

1

19

(2)(a) Refer to the table below for the number of licences issued in the specified sectors.

(2)(b) Refer to Annexure A for the validity period of the licences issued for abstraction in the Crocodile River.

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ANNEXURE A

No.

Name

Property details

Quaternary

Sector

Signed Date

Expiry Date

1

Mbombela Municipality

Stonehenge 310 JT

X22C

Local Government

2010/07/22

2030/07/21

2

Kuvuka 2006 Property(Pty)Ltd

Karino 931 JU

X22K

Industry

2011/02/26

2016/02/26

3

Cape Fruit Processors(Pty)Ltd

MattafitPortion 11

X24D

Industry

2011/03/25

2021/03/25

4

Leopard Creek Block(Pty)Ltd

Portion 20 of the farm Riversiden 173 JS

X22J

Industry

2011/03/29

2031/03/29

5

Cort Fish Farming Enterprise cc

Portion 4 of the farm Mooiland 294 JT

X21E

Agriculture

2011/06/24

2031/06/24

6

Smokey Mountain Trading 189

Portion 2 pf Farm Montrose

X21E

Agriculture

2012/03/09

2030/03/09

7

OnderbergVerwerkingsKo-OperasieBeperk

Remaining extent of portion 8 of the Farm Mhlati 169 JU

X24D

Mining

2015/04/30

2030/04/30

8

LoeriesfonteinBoerdery (Pty) Ltd

Portion 1 and 2 of the farm Pamlico 305 JT

X22C

Industry

2015/06/03

2035/06/03

9

TSB Sugar RSA Ltd

Portion 2 of farm Malelane 389 JU

X24E

Agriculture

2015/06/03

2035/06/03

10

ErasdaBeleggings (PTY) Ltd

Portion 54 of the Farm Alkmaar 286 JT

X22C

Local Government

2015/08/16

2035/08/16

11

Woman and youth agricultural farming co-operative limited

Lomshiyo Community

X24D

Agriculture

2015/08/30

2035/08/30

12

Mbombela local municipality - Tekwane

Portion 6 & 7 of Tekwane 573 JU

X22J

Local Government

2015/08/30

2035/08/30

13

Manganese Metal Company (Pty) Ltd: Kingston Vale Water Transfer

Soetmelksvlei 118 JU/4

X22J

Industry

2015/12/24

2035/12/24

14

Mbombela Local Municipality: Mpumalanga University

Boschrand 283 JT/31 and 32 and Friedenheim 283 JT/17,19,28 and 36

X22J

Local Government

2015/12/24

2035/12/24

15

Mbombela local Municipality: Karino Water Works

Portion 89 of the farm Goedehoop 128 JU: Inkomati WMA

X22J

Local Government

2016/01/22

2041/01/22

16

Mbombela Local Municipality: Riverside Industrial Park Ext. 22

Portion 96 of the farm Boschrand 283 JT

X22J

Local Government

2016/03/13

2031/03/13

17

KomatipoortGholfklub

Machteld 235-JU

X24H

Agriculture

2002/02/27

2022/02/27

18

LaeveldKorporatieweBelegengs

Portion 14 Alkmaar 266

X22J

Agriculture

2004/10/06

2024/10/06

19

Lugedlane Developments (Pty) Ltd

Lodwichs Lust

X24D

Agriculture

2008/09/29

2028/09/29

03 June 2016 - NW1522

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Bhanga, Mr BM to ask the Minister of Public Works

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works:

(1) (a) (i) (ii) and (iii) and (b) No.

(2) (a) (i) (ii) and (iii) and (b) No.

03 June 2016 - NW1523

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Bhanga, Mr BM to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

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

Reply:

1. (a)(i),(ii),(iii) No.

(b) No.

2. (a)(i),(ii),(iii) No.

(b) No.

03 June 2016 - NW1231

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Holomisa, Dr BH to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) Whether, with reference to the office space in Pretoria, he instructed a certain person (name furnished), who is an employee of the Department of Public Works, to lobby other government departments not to renew current office lease agreements; (2) whether he is aware of the allegation that the specified person claims that the Public Investment Corporation money will be used to construct new government offices on the outskirts of Pretoria with new BEE components/beneficiaries; if not, will he institute an investigation into the allegations; (3) does his department have plans to construct new government offices on the outskirts of Pretoria; if so, (a) what will happen to the current lease agreements with various land and property owners from whom government is renting, (b) what are the projected costs of the specified move, (c) how will the construction of new offices be funded, (d) how will the move benefit or disadvantage the black land and property owners who currently have lease agreements with government for office space, (e) how will the move make government services accessible to citizens, (f) how will the move make government function economically, effectively and efficiently and (g) what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works

No. I did not issue an instruction to the said individual, or to any other employee of the Department of Public Works (DPW), to lobby Government departments not to renew current lease agreements.

From an operational perspective, we in the Public Works sector recognise that every cost-effective and informed transaction can mitigate in reducing Government spending. In this respect, revised spending plans are being implemented within the DPW and the Property Management Trading Entity (PMTE) aimed at greater efficiency, eliminating waste and improving the composition of spending.

Thus, in relation to leases, the DPW has been implementing changes, including aligning annual rental escalation rates to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and reducing rentals to market-related amounts and opting for permanent solutions where possible. This is done in line with the objectives as set out in the 7-year Turnaround Strategy and to fulfil the objectives of Government in reducing costs within the scope of fiscal consolidation measures announced by the Minister of Finance in his budget speech.

Furthermore, with specific reference to Pretoria, the DPW along with the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) and the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, are implementing a precinct Development Programme in line with the resolution adopted by Cabinet on 25 May 2005, calling for the regeneration of the inner city of Pretoria, as the capital city of the Republic of South Africa. The Precinct Development Programme aims to provide a long term solution for all Government departments and agencies in terms of providing permanent office accommodation within the city and making these offices accessible to the general public.

In line with the above the DPW has responded to the accommodation needs of several User departments, which include:

  • The completion of the State-owned Agrivaal building to accommodate the DPSA following their move from Batho Pele House, which was under a lease.
  • Statistics South Africa is set to move into its permanent head offices in Salvokop, Pretoria, along with its 4 satellite offices, which had four different leases.
  • The South African Police Service (SAPS) is set for a move into the recently acquired Telkom Towers, thereby consolidating its offices into one precinct and moving away from leased accommodation in different buildings. The occupation of Telkom Towers is to be done in a phased approach.

Evidently, as per the cases noted above, the DPW will have to opt for the non-renewal of expiring leases for the affected User departments in preparation for the move towards permanent State-owned office accommodation.

(2) There is no agreement with the Public Investment Corporation for this entity to construct offices on behalf of Government. I am unaware of such allegations as put by the Honourable Member and therefore I am not in a position to investigate this matter.

(3) No. in line with the above-mentioned Cabinet Resolution of 2005, Government office accommodation will be based within the inner city boundaries of the Tshwane Metropole. Currently, there are no plans to construct Government Offices on the outskirts.

However, with respect to the specific questions posed by the Honourable Member, in terms of the Tshwane Precinct Development Programme:

     (a) All leases will continue as per the agreements that are in place with the respective landlords until they approach a period of expiry, when the DPW will exercise its prerogative to negotiate for renewal or non-renewal, with adequate notice to the landlords.

     (b) Since Government is not planning to construct office accommodation on the outskirts of Pretoria, therefore there are no costs involved.

     (c) All costs for office accommodation, whether newly constructed, leased or refurbished, are funded through User-charges recovered from client departments.

     (d) The DPW is revisiting the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) strategy and its rather “narrow” application with respect to leasing office accommodation. The Department now wants to put focus on Real Estate Management, Construction, Facilities Management and Planned Maintenance as areas where the principles of BBBEE can best be applied. The DPW plans to enhance opportunities for emerging black and female entrepreneurs in the construction and property sectors to market, operate, develop, maintain and manage the portfolio on behalf of the DPW.

     (e) The aim of the Tshwane Precinct Development Programme is to develop Pretoria as capital city of excellence with an integrated service delivery approach that will be achieved by congregating Government services in the inner city, thereby making them more accessible to the general public. The Government office accommodation solutions are also assisted by the Accessibility Programme, which seeks to make all Government buildings accessible to people with disabilities.

     (f) With the current constraints of low economic growth and high unemployment in the country, all cost-effective and informed transactions contribute to greater efficiency, reducing waste and improving the composition of Government spending. In this regard, the Department of Public Works has a role to play in reducing Government spending on office accommodation and increasing efficiencies through the reduction of leased-in buildings and maximising the use of State-owned accommodation.

    (g) There are no further details.

03 June 2016 - NW1638

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)With reference to her reply to question 623 on 24 April 2013, (a) how many taxis have been scrapped through the Taxi Recapitalisation Programme, (b) what is the estimated average value of the scrapped taxis and (c) what are the details of the standard procedure when someone applies to scrap their taxi; (2) (a) who should applicants contact to scrap their taxis, (b) where is each office dealing with such applications situated, (c) under which department and/or section within her department do these offices operate and (d) what happens to taxis that are scrapped through the specified programme?

Reply:

1. (a) A total of 64,859 old taxi vehicles have been scrapped from the commencement of the programme to the end of March 2016. A total of 3,225 taxis were scrapped in the last financial year (1April 2015-31March 2016)

(b) The scrapping allowance for the current financial year is R82,400.00 but this is recalculated annually based on changes in the CPI. The scrapping for the last financial year was R77,000.00

(c) Standard Application Procedure in Brief:

  • An application submission consisting of application forms and supporting documentation (such as original certified copies of: the vehicle registration certificate, operating license, identity document etc.,) is submitted to a TSA main centre in the province.
  • The application is captured and then runs through several system background checks as well as manual checks on data and information sourced from both eNATIS and OLAS and across other substantiating documentation as may be required and/ or requested depending on application type.
  • On completion of successful documentary checks, the old taxi vehicle is scheduled for a vehicle inspection and then called to the site of application for physical checks and verification of vehicle identifying marks.
  • On completion of vehicle inspection, the vehicle is deregistered with the local licensing authority and payment via EFT of the scrapping allowance is then made to the successful applicant.
  • The old taxi vehicle is subsequently prepared for demolition, demolished and the scrap metal and other waste products disposed of according to waste regulations.

2. (a, b) The TSA National Call Centre number 0860 88 11 33 and the website address is www.scraptaxi.net. There is a TSA main centre in each province and two in Gauteng, physical address and contact details are as follows:

  • Gauteng: Elandsfontein - Cnr Kraft & North Reef Roads, 51 Rietfontein, 63IR, Elandsfontein Cell: 079 879 4316 Tel: (011) 822 9082
  • Gauteng: Rosslyn - 108 Diamant Street, Akasia Rosslyn Cell: 079 527 3575 Tel: (012) 542 7411
  • Mpumalanga - 25 Katoen, White River Cell: 079 524 8165 Tel: (013) 751 2841/ 750 0598
  • Kwa Zulu Natal - 35 Yaborough Road, Mkhondeni, Pietermaritzburg, 3201 Cell: 079 524 8166 Tel: (033) 386 0272
  • Eastern Cape - Old Government Garage, Zwelitsha, 5608 Cell: 079 517 6301 Tel: (040) 655 1100
  • Free State - 11 Yellow Street, Botshabelo, 9781 Cell: 079 527 3700 Tel: (051) 534 6348
  • Polokwane - Seshego Industrial Park, Unit 13, Freedom Drive, Zone 6, 0700 Cell: 079 557 6272 Tel: (015) 223 0578
  • North West - 1138 Matlalong, Department of Public Works, Road and Transport, Mmabatho 2735 Cell: 079 527 3539 Tel: (018) 384 2844
  • Western Cape - 18 Bloemhof Road, Ottery Cell: 079 884 4241 Tel: (021) 703 5963/ 5879
  • Northern Cape - 37 Central Road, Cnr Central & Woodburne Streets, Beaconsfield, Kimberley, 8300 Cell: 079 527 3700

(c) Branch: Public Transport, Chief Directorate: Public Transport Industry Development, Directorate: Taxi Recapitalisation Project

(d) The demolished taxi vehicles are sold as scrap metal and the proceeds received are distributed through the Transport Development Trust for project that benefit the Taxi Industry.

03 June 2016 - NW1600

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) Why did the SA National Roads Agency cancel its second bond auction in the beginning of May 2016 and (b) what contingency plans are in place should bonds be (i) cancelled and/or (ii) not meet required targets?

Reply:

(a) The second auction for the financial year was cancelled due to the continued unfounded comments about the GFIP including the lack of market appetite.

(b) Bonds can’t be cancelled due to cancelled auctions. Bonds are debt instruments, listed or unlisted, used to raise capital. It has a maturity date (when the capital must be repaid) and a coupon rate which indicates the “interest” rate that must be paid bi-annually.

    (i) SANRAL maintains a three-month liquidity buffer at all times and has access to short term funding as and when required to the extent approved by National Treasury.

    (ii) If SANRAL is unable to raise sufficient cash at auctions it increases a re-financing risk, repayment of maturing debt and servicing of existing debt. It also compromises continuous maintenance and operations of the toll roads across the country. Any capital projects not yet awarded will also be delayed or cancelled if the funding is depleted.