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25 February 2016 - NW32

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether his Ministry has any frozen vacant positions; if so, (a) how many of the specified positions are vacant, (b) what are the designations of the specified positions and (c) for how long have the specified positions been vacant?

Reply:

No.

(a),(b),(c) Falls away.

25 February 2016 - NW254

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether he and/or his department has bought advertising space in The New Age in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 financial years; if so, (i) what number of times and (ii) for what amount in each specified financial year?

Reply:

(a),(b),(c)(i),(ii) Please refer to the table below.

The New Age Advertising

  1. 2012 – 13

No

  1. 2013 – 2014

Yes

  1. 2014 – 2015

Yes

(i)

0

4

1

(ii)

R0

R475 159. 68

R62 586. 00

25 February 2016 - NW288

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

(1)How many (a) imports and (b) exports did South Africa have during the period 1 January 2015 and 31 January 2016 in each month;

Reply:

The trade statistics between South Africa and the world per month for the period 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2015 are reflected in the table below as reflected on the dti trade statistics. Trade statistics for Jan 2016 will only be available at the end of February 2016.

Period

RSA Exports To the World

RSA Imports From the World

Trade Balance

15-Jan

R 67 711 278 171.00

R 91 246 139 654.00

R -23 534 861 483.00

15-Feb

R 77 501 216 358.00

R 85 347 719 814.00

R -7 846 503 456.00

15-Mar

R 92 468 791 675.00

R 90 845 067 889.00

R 1 623 723 786.00

15-Apr

R 83 770 337 974.00

R 86 234 008 823.00

R -2 463 670 849.00

15-May

R 88 363 040 731.00

R 83 871 362 021.00

R 4 491 678 710.00

15-Jun

R 89 929 880 048.00

R 84 469 615 781.00

R 5 460 264 267.00

15-Jul

R 93 022 192 254.00

R 94 161 166 050.00

R -1 138 973 796.00

15-Aug

R 87 255 431 865.00

R 97 551 304 536.00

R -10 295 872 671.00

15-Sep

R 91 389 099 696.00

R 93 130 209 473.00

R -1 741 109 777.00

15-Oct

R 85 298 508 022.00

R 107 390 729 251.00

R -22 092 221 229.00

15-Nov

R 93 572 841 546.00

R 92 889 891 297.00

R 682 950 249.00

15-Dec

R 88 770 527 510.00

R 80 549 461 697.00

R 8 221 065 813.00

(2) how much direct foreign (a) investment and (b) disinvestment did South Africa have during the period 1 January 2015 and 31 January 2016 in each month? NW296E

Response:

(2) (a) The recording of direct investment on the financial account is the function of the South Africa Reserve Bank. The Reserve Bank publishes such via a quarterly bulletin. The latest report covering the period up to December 2015 will only be available by the Reserve Bank in the fourth quarter bulletin later this month (March 2016).

the dti investment unit develops a pipeline of potential investment projects and for Q3 of the financial year 2015/16 recorded an investment pipeline of R 63.7 bn. This includes commitments by Chinese President Xi Jinping during the State Visit in December 2015 to invest in infrastructure and a green fields automotive plant of $ 800 million. The pipeline includes committed investments and launches by Unilever, Hunting, AVK Valves amongst others.

It should be noted that Multinationals operating in South Africa generally fund their new investments and expansions from the balance sheet of their local operations and utilize local banks to raise loans rather than receive funding from their foreign headquarters.

(b) The department does not record disinvestments. Disinvestment occurs as a result of a number of factors including reactions to prevailing global and local conditions and environment and also changes in business focus. For example in the Apartheid era there was a deliberate policy by international companies to disinvest from South Africa. However there are international companies that have invested and failed and therefore closed shop eg. Evraz has put Highveld Steel into business rescue because of the depressed steel demand and low prices of steel. This is not a disinvestment but a commercial decision driven by market conditions.

25 February 2016 - NW260

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Shivambu, Mr F to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

Whether he and/or his department has bought advertising space in The New Age in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 financial years; if so, (i) what number of times and (ii) for what amount in each specified financial year?

Reply:

(a) (b) (c) (i) (ii)

Advertising space was procured in most newspapers, including The New Age. This was to promote and advertise the various initiatives, services and products of the dti. Examples of these amongst others were the National Pavilions, SA Premier Business Awards, BRICS and various incentive programmes.

Financial Year

Number

Amount

2012 - 2013

15

R1,009,737.90

2013 – 2014

4

R387,793.80

2014 – 2015

11

R463,705.60

 

25 February 2016 - NW29

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Msimang, Prof CT to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

Whether his Ministry has any frozen vacant positions; if so, (a) how many of the specified positions are vacant, (b) what are the designations of the specified positions and (c) for how long have the specified positions been vacant?

Reply:

No, there are no frozen vacant positions within the office of my Ministry.

 

 

Compiler/contact persons:

Ext:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

REPLY TO QUESTION 29 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

24 February 2016 - NW130

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What was the average fee increment at Technical and Vocational Education and Training colleges for the (a) 2012, (b) 2013, (c) 2014 and (d) 2015 academic years, in each case providing a detailed breakdown of all expenses covered by the average full cost of study in each of the specified years?

Reply:

Based on the Departmental approved fees, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges are permitted to adjust these fees up to 10% in terms of the National Norms and Standards for Funding TVET Colleges.

The Department uses a costing model designed to calculate the cost per Ministerial approved programme. These include personnel costs, capital expenditure and other costs such as learner material, printing, stationery, lecturer support material, etc. Capital costs are costs related to the depreciation of assets owned and utilised by TVET colleges in the delivery of teaching and learning.

For 2013, 2014 and 2015, Compensation of Employee (CoE) costs were increased by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) + 1% as per the collective agreement reached over a three-year period, as well as 1.5% for pay progression for both TVET college lecturing and support staff as tabulated below:

Year

2012

2013

2014

2015

CoE Adjustment

10%

8%

9.4%

7.1%

The increase in Capital and Non-Personnel Non-Capital items were based on CPI adjustments only. The prescribed Departmental programme cost (fees) per student for TVET colleges for both the National Certificate (Vocational) [NC (V)] and Report 191 Programmes were as follows (calculated as an average cost of the programme):

NC (V) Programmes

Year

Full Programme Cost (R)

Funded by the State (80%) of the Full Programme Cost (R)

Annual increase (%)

2012

39 528

29 387

6.2%

2013

42 240

33 792

6.9%

2014

46 171

36 937

9.3%

2015

49 261

39 409

6.7%

REPORT 191 Programmes

Year

Full Programme Cost (R)

Funded by the State (80%) of the Full Programme Cost (R)

Annual increase (%)

2012

21 078

16 862

N/A

2013

24 832

19 866

18%

2014

26 861

21 489

8%

2015

28 986

23 181

8%

 

 

N.B: There was no incremental adjustment from 2011, since Report 191 was re-introduced in 2012.

In both programmes, funding is used to cater for direct costs such as learner materials, text books, subscriptions, excursions, printing, stationery, first aid kit, consumables, protective clothing, research, CoE, as well as indirect costs such water and electricity and CoE relating to support staff.

Compiler/contact persons:

Ext:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

REPLY TO QUESTION 130 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

24 February 2016 - NW208

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Mokause, Ms MO to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

Has his department awarded any contracts to companies indirectly or directly owned by certain persons (Atul, Ajay and Rajesh Gupta) 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:

(a) (b) (c) (i) (ii)

Information requested in the format above is not available as only particulars of companies are recorded within the financial systems in the department; not the details of any directors.

24 February 2016 - NW147

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

When does he envisage that naturalised citizens will be able to apply for the new smart ID card?

Reply:

The rollout of smart ID cards by the Department has been implemented in phases. The first phase focuses on South African born citizens and those born abroad from South African parents. The second phase will be based on other categories including naturalised citizens as there is a need to verify their records.

Currently records for naturalised citizens are archived in manual paper form. The Department is to set up a mechanism to digitise such records first to enable verification of naturalised citizens with ease. An announcement will be made by the Department once such process is concluded.

24 February 2016 - NW155

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1)When will the National Conventional Arms Control Committee publish its 2014-15 annual report listing all the arms exports; (2) when does he intend to brief the Joint Standing Committee on Defence on (a) the specified and (b) other related arms transactions

Reply:

The reporting cycle for the NCACC is on a calendar year basis (Jan-Dec) and not financial (April-Mar). Therefore, the annual report is due in the 1st Quarter of the subsequent year. It is also important to note that Reports on Transfer of controlled items are compiled quarterly and submitted to Parliament.

The appearance before the Joint Standing Committee on Defence is upon invitation by the Committee. Should this invitation be received the briefing will be done as prescribed by section 23 of the NCAC Act.

24 February 2016 - NW391

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Mackay, Mr G to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

With reference to President Jacob G Zuma’s undertaking in his State of the Nation Address delivered on 12 February 2015, that the Government will set aside 30% of appropriate categories of state procurement for purchasing from Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs), co-operatives, as well as township and rural enterprises, what percentage of the total procurement of (a) her office and (b) every entity reporting to her went to (i) SMMEs and (ii) co-operatives from 1 April 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available?

Reply:

The Department of Women procured goods & services from 1 April 2015 up to 31 January 2016 as follows:

a) Department of Women

(i) SMME’s – 69.38%

(ii) Co-operatives – 0.00%

b) Not Applicable

________________________

Approved by the Minister on

Date………………………..

24 February 2016 - NW388

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Grootboom, Mr GA to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

With reference to President Jacob G Zuma’s undertaking in his State of the Nation Address delivered on 12 February 2015, that the Government will set aside 30% of appropriate categories of state procurement for purchasing from Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs), co-operatives, as well as township and rural enterprises, what percentage of the total procurement of (a) his department and (b) every entity reporting to him went to (i) SMMEs and (ii) co-operatives from 1 April 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available?

Reply:

(a) (i) (ii)

For the period 1 April 2015 to date, 66% of the department’s total procurement spent was allocated to SMME’s including Co-operatives.

(b) (i) (ii)

The information from the entities is being collated and will be made available as soon as possible.

24 February 2016 - NW64

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Atkinson, Mr P to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1) Did (a) he and/or (b) the President, Mr Jacob G Zuma, hold any formal meetings outside of the plenaries with other delegates to the 2016 World Economic Forum conference in Davos, Switzerland; if not, why not; if so, (i) how many meetings did (aa) he and/or (bb) the President attend and (ii) with whom were the meetings; (2) in light of the President’s non-attendance at a meeting he was due to address as part of a panel of African leaders at the specified conference, what value has accrued to the South African economy and South Africa in general by his and the President’s attendance at the specified conference

Reply:

1. The President led a high-powered Team South Africa delegation to the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos towards the end of January 2016. Team South Africa comprised of Cabinet Ministers, the Governor of the Reserve Bank, CEOs of major companies and other captains of industry. The key message that Team South Africa took to Davos was that South Africa is open to business. The message was positively received by global investors who were at Davos.

In pursuit of Team South Africa’s mission in Davos, the President held several meetings with investors, CEOs, and other participants. Together with a delegation of Cabinet Ministers they met the global investors in a session called the Business Interaction Group on South Africa. This is a forum in which global investors to the South African economy meet with the President and Ministers to discuss the economic and investment climate in South Africa. Progress we are making in implementing the National Development Plan as well as our commitment to sound economic and fiscal policies were welcomed by the investors. They also assured the delegation of thier continued confidence in South Africa and their belief that our country continues to be an attractive destination for investment.

The President also met with the delegation of South African business persons and captains of industry to discuss steps that we all need to take to ensure that our economy grows and creates jobs. This was in addition to meetings held with other important global business players such as the Group Chief Executive Officer of Siemens, which is a global company with huge investments in our country that create jobs for thousands of our citizens.

The President also met with the Prime Minister of Sweden, a country with which we enjoy strong bilateral relations. As it has become a tradition during our visits to Davos, the President met with the founder and chairman of the World Economic Forum, Professor Klaus Schwab, to discuss the state of the global economy and the steps South Africa is taking to respond to global economic headwinds.

2. The Presidency informed the organisers of the session in question a week before the departure to Davos that the President would not be able to attend the session and the advance team that arrived early in Davos also confirmed the message to organisers a few days before arrival. Our goal in Davos as Team South Africa was to communicate a message that South Africa is open to business, and that we are taking important steps to turn stimulate the growth of our economy and create jobs for the millions of citizens who seek employment. This message was positively received by many investors whom we met and interacted with. They expressed their confidence in the measures we are taking and assured us that that to them South Africa continues to be an attractive country to invest in.

Indeed the belief and confidence in our country is demonstrated by several global companies that have recently made signifcant investments to our economy. These companies include Mercedes, BMW, Nestle, Hisense, Beijing Automobile International Corporation, Marriot Hotels, and many others.

Although our economy faces major challenges, the steps we are taking today, including the efforts of Team South Africa in Davos, will ensure that we reap the benefits when the global economy recovers.

24 February 2016 - NW349

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Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

Whether any regulatory impact assessments have been done for the black industrialists programme; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details an (b) how many jobs will be created once the 100 black industrialists in the programme have been appointed?

Reply:

(a) The Socio-Economic Impact Assessment was conducted by the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency as a pre-approval condition by Cabinet and the certificate was granted to the dti on the 13th October 2015.

(b) It envisaged that the Black Industrialist Scheme (BIS) will accelerate the quantitative and qualitative increase and participation of Black Industrialists in the national economy that will contribute towards South Africa’s developmental objectives, such as job creation, exports, skills development, supplier development, industrial decentralisation and localisation. Projects will be assessed on their merits in relation to their contribution to these objectives and catalytic impacts.

24 February 2016 - NW156

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1)Whether, in light of various reports in the media quoting Cameroonian military sources who say that the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR) stationed in Cameroon is now operating Ratel 20s to counter terrorism, he can confirm whether any Ratel 20s were delivered to Cameroon; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (2) whether the specified Ratel 20s were (a) sold to Cameroon or (b) transferred at no costs, in each case specifying (i) whether the prescribed procedures were followed and (ii) that no deviations were allowed?

Reply:

The quantity of Ratel Vehicles transferred to Cameroon in 2015, is 12. Past years for transaction in the Medium Term (up to 2013) were checked and it was found that no other transfers occurred in those years.

The Ratel Vehicles in question were sold to Cameroon and not transferred at a cost.

When these transactions are considered, they are evaluated in terms of Section 15 of the Act. The NCACC will authorize such transfers once satisfied that the transaction qualifies according to criteria as prescribed in the Act. The procedures were followed and there have been no deviations from the prescripts of the Act.

Furthermore, NCACC activities are subject to the Auditor-General (AG) of South Africa, who perform annual evaluations and assessments on qualitative aspects of the work undertaken, per given period. The past period performances of the NCACC by the AG in this regard, was found to be without qualification.

24 February 2016 - NW268

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

(1)Whether his department, seen against the background of the current economic challenges, unemployment and the decline in food production because of the drought and other factors, has conducted a complete study to establish how much food is wasted in South Africa for example by way of the discarding of fruit that does not meet form standards, supermarkets that throw away old products and restaurants that throw away unused food; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant particulars; (2) whether he will consider undertaking such a study; (3) whether he will consider ordering an investigation to establish how the edible throwaway food could be made available to food banks and bodies that would distribute is effectively to needy people; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant particulars?NW272E

Reply:

(1) The Department of Health (DoH) and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) are the most suitable departments to deal with this matter. Food Control section within DoH is responsible for ensuring the safety of food in South Africa. This service is based on the basic needs of communities and the right of South Africans to make informed food choices without being misled. According to a presentation by DAFF in a Workshop to the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries held on 2 and 3 February 2016; on Food Security and Food Safety; the food wastage in South Africa is approximately 9.04 million tons every year. In this regard, a presentation is attached as “Annex A”, please see the penultimate page of the presentation.

(2) The Minister of Trade and Industry will not be undertaking any such study.

(3) The Minister of Trade and Industry will not be considering ordering an investigation to establish how the edible throwaway food could be made available to food banks and bodies that would distribute is effectively to needy people as this function does not fall within the ambit of trade and industry but the DoH and DAFF.

 

24 February 2016 - NW15

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Esterhuizen, Mr JA to ask the Minister of Energy

Whether, with reference to South Africa’s 9600 megawatt nuclear reactor procurement programme, South Africa has the contractual latitude to consider and possibly substitute better reactor designs should they become available in the future; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Nuclear Energy Policy of 2008 declares South Africa’s intention to pursue amongst others a Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) programme. Under the ambit of the Nuclear New Build Programme for a 9600 MW capacity, this remains the guiding principle for reactor designs under consideration. The Pressurised Water Reactor remains the longest operating reactor type worldwide. As such this reactor type has seen multiple advancements and improvements which can be noted in the design offerings of various vendor countries.

It is important to note that the procurement has not strated and therefore there are no contractual arrangements entered into with any nuclear supplier of the envisaged technology

24 February 2016 - NW22

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether her Ministry has frozen vacancies positions, if so, (a) how many of the specified positions are vacant, (b) what are the designations of the specified positions and (c) for how long have the specified positions been vacant? NW 22 E

Reply:

  1. None
  2. Not applicable
  3. Not applicable

 

24 February 2016 - NW91

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Grootboom, Mr GA to ask the Minister in the Presidency

Whether he has entered into a performance agreement with the President, Mr Jacob G Zuma, with regard to the implementation of the Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) 2014-2019; if not, why not; if so, (a) which key indicators and targets from the MTSF are reflected in the agreement, (b) how many performance assessments has he undertaken in consultation with the President since the agreement was signed, (c) what progress has been made in meeting the key indicators and targets from the MTSF, (d) what are the key obstacles to implementation and (e) what is the plan to address such obstacles?

Reply:

All Ministers are subject to Performance Agreements with the President.The Performance Management Framework for Ministers is the Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) for 2014-2019, which is the first 5-year implementation plan of the National Development Plan (NDP) 2030. The performance targets and indicators are derived from the 14 Outcomes which government seeks to achieve. These outcomes and targets constitute government’s Programme of Action (POA), against which performance is tracked and reported on at least on a quarterly basis. POA reports are publicly availble on the government’s website.

Cabinet closely monitors the implementation of the NDP 2030/MTSF 2014-2019 through POA Reports. These reports are tabled before an Implementation Forum of a Cluster of Ministers collectively responsible for MTSF outcomes, and then submitted to Cabinet, where progress is noted, bottlenecks to implementation are dicussed, and recommendations to address bottlenecks are considered and approved.

24 February 2016 - NW205

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Esterhuizen, Mr JA to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

Whether his Ministry has any frozen vacant positions; if so, (a) how many of the specified positions are vacant, (b) what are the designations of the specified positions and (c) for how long have the specified positions been vacant?

Reply:

Yes, vacant positions have been frozen.

(a) 117 vacant positions have been frozen as at 19 February 2016;

 

(b)

(c)

No

Designation of position

Period vacant (months)

1

Deputy Director: Regulatory Impact Assessment

3.2

2

Director: Legal Support & Enforcement

3.1

3

Admin Clerk: Fin Management

6.1

4

Senior Accounting Clerk

3.0

5

Asst State Accountant: Salary Payments

18.3

6

Senior Accounting Clerk

3.1

7

Senior Provisioning Administration Clerk

5.9

8

Advanced Team Assistant

4.1

9

Advanced Team Assistant

4.1

10

Call Centre Agent

4.1

11

Internal Auditor

2.0

12

Internal Auditor

5.1

13

Performance Auditor

4.1

14

Senior State Accountant

15.2

15

Assistant Director: Manufacturing Industries

2.2

16

Assistant Director: Media Buyer

20.3

17

Assistant Director: Salaries Travel & Subsistence

2.0

18

Economist

16.2

19

Deputy Director: Economic Research

4.1

20

Deputy Director: Economic Research

4.1

21

Director: Compliance And Forensic Audit

4.1

22

Director: Regulatory Compliance & Registrations

0.0

23

Director: Immigration, Labour & Talent

0.0

24

Director: One Stop Shop

0.0

25

Chief Director: Economic Research

0.0

26

Chief Director: Policy Research

0.0

 

Designation of post

Period vacant (months)

27

Chief Provisioning Administration Clerk

1.0

28

State Accountant

1.0

29

Senior Administrative Officer

1.0

30

Senior State Accountant

1.0

31

Assistant Director: Budget Management

3.0

32

Specialist: Computer Audit

1.0

33

Call Centre Agent

0.0

34

Deputy Director: Stakeholder Management

0.0

35

Advanced Team Assistant

0.0

36

Assistant Director: HR Support

1.0

37

Deputy Director: National Industrial Participation

5.8

38

Chief Director: Agro Processing

4.1

39

Personal Assistant

1.0

40

Deputy Director: Industrial Waste Man & Recycling

1.0

41

Advanced Team Assistant

0.0

42

Director: Renewable Energy

0.0

43

Messenger

2.1

44

Administrative Assistant

4.1

45

Advanced Team Assistant

3.0

46

ICT Help Desktop Services

2.0

47

Senior Communication Technician

2.1

48

Assistant Director: Human Resource Operations

7.6

49

Assistant Director: Performance Management

3.0

50

Assistant Director: Cost Management & Quantity Surveying

1.5

51

Assistant Director: Conditions of Service And Remuneration

2.0

52

Deputy Director: Recruitment Strategy & Policy

7.1

53

Deputy Director: Database Administration

3.8

54

Deputy Director: Employment Relations

15.2

55

Deputy Director: Business Relationship Management

8.1

56

Deputy Director: Business Analysis

3.1

57

Deputy Director: Applications Architecture

18.3

58

MR6 Legal Administration Officer Senior

4.1

59

MR6 Legal Administration Officer Senior

17.2

60

Recruitment Administrative Clerk

1.0

61

Registry Clerk

1.0

62

Vetting Officer

1.0

63

Advanced Team Assistant

1.0

64

Advanced Team Assistant

1.0

65

Deputy Director: Applications Development & Support

1.0

66

Work Study Officer

0.0

67

Director: Litigation

0.0

68

Advanced Team Assistant

2.4

69

Advanced Team Assistant

5.1

70

Personal Assistant

2.0

71

Assistant Director: Trade Rules

8.1

72

Deputy Director: Trade In Services

10.2

73

Deputy Director: Non-Proliferation

4.1

 

Designation of post

Period vacant (months)

74

Director: South African Development Community

2.0

75

Director: Multilaterals

2.0

76

Director: SADC

2.0

77

Chief Director: Non-Proliferation

4.1

78

Advanced Team Assistant

0.0

79

Administration Clerk Grade III Senior

6.1

80

Snr Admin Clerk

14.2

81

Advanced Team Assistant

9.2

82

Advanced Team Assistant

6.8

83

Trade and Industry Advisor: Legal Service

7.1

84

Personal Assistant

6.1

85

Trade and Industry Advisor: Agro Processing & Textiles

4.6

86

Trade and Industry Advisor: Paper, Chemicals and Plastics

12.1

87

Trade and Industry Advisor: Infrastructure Intensive Sectors

14.2

88

Assistant Director: EMIA

2.0

89

Deputy Director: Applications & Claims (PAIS&MHCV)

22.3

90

Deputy Director: Manufacturing Investment Cluster (MIC)

7.1

91

Deputy Director: Applications & Claims

22.3

92

Director: Operations

6.1

93

Deputy Director: Legal Services

0.4

94

Deputy Director: Agro Processing

0.0

95

Assistant Director: Agro Processing & Textiles

0.0

96

Trade and Industry Advisor: Export Info Services

8.1

97

Trade and Industry Advisor: Small Exporter Development

5.1

98

Executive Assistant

2.0

99

Deputy Director: Service Industries

4.1

100

Deputy Director: Manufacturing Industries

2.0

101

Deputy Director: Services Industries

2.0

102

Deputy Director: Trade Opportunities

1.0

103

Deputy Director: strategic Support

0.0

104

Private Secretary

2.0

105

Personal Assistant

3.0

106

Deputy Director: Black Economic Empowerment

3.1

107

Director: BEE

10.2

108

Director

0.0

109

Personal Assistant

0.0

110

Programme Manager

0.0

111

Director

0.0

112

Manager: Legal Services

0.0

113

Chief Director

0.0

114

Executive Manager: Compliance Education & Advocacy

0.0

115

Chief Director

4.1

116

Programme Manager

0.9

117

Director: Economic Infrastructure & Logistics

0.0

24 February 2016 - NW23

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Esterhuizen, Mr JA to ask the Minister of Energy

Whether her Ministry has any frozen vacant positions; if so, (a) how many of the specified positions are vacant, (b) what are the designations of the specified positions and (c) for how long have the specified positions been vacant?

Reply:

No; and (a) not applicable, (b) not applicable and (c) not applicable

24 February 2016 - NW37

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister in the Presidency

Whether her Ministry has any frozen vacant positions; if so, (a) how many of the specified positions are vacant, (b) what are the designations of the specified positions and (c) for how long have the specified positions been vacant?

Reply:

 

Not applicable.

________________________

Approved by the Minister on

Date………………………..

23 February 2016 - NW2

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)How much of the R5,75 billion that was allocated by the fiscus to her department and the SA National Roads Agency Ltd (SANRAL) in 2012 to reduce the debt of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) was in fact used to pay off the bond loans; (2) what (a) was the original debt amount of the GFIP in January 2012 and (b) is the current outstanding balance of the bond loans for the GFIP as against the latest stated date for which information is available; (3) (a) what amounts (i) SANRAL and (ii) her department spent on the e-tolling project in the 2014-15 financial year on (aa) advertisements, (bb) public relations and (cc) related expenses and (b) what amount of the stated funds originated from (i) the income from the e-tolling project and (ii) government subsidies and extras in each case?

Reply:

  1. Apart from the 14% VAT, which was paid over to SARS, the full remainder was utilised for the funding of the SANRAL Toll portfolio. At the time, SANRAL was not able to go to bond auctions for funding, because investors were not comfortable with the risk: possible credit ratings downgrade, delay in toll commencement on GFIP, legal processes, etc. To reiterate, SANRAL does not use “mortgage loans” for funding, but issue various capital market bonds, listed on the JSE, with varying maturities and coupon rates. Details of this is available in our Annual Report.
  2. The Initial Construction Cost of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) was about R20 billion. However, construction was completed in 2010 and tolling only commenced in December 2013, therefore compounded interest accumulated from 2008, start of construction, to toll commencement. SANRAL’s Weighted Average Cost of Borrowing is published in the Annual Report. Apart from servicing the debt, the continuous maintenance and operations of the roads, such as emergency services, were also funded from this portfolio. SANRAL’s Non-current liabilities is also published in our Annual Report and details of this outstanding borrowings are published under Note 14.
  3. (a) (i) (aa) Toll Advertising spend total amount to R32 656 856 (b) spend from the Advertising Toll budget (bb) Public Relations are not separated into different portfolios. This exercise is carried out to inform the road user of the significance of the national road network that comprises 21451 km. It is unfortunate that the honourable member believes that SANRAL only deals with the GFIP that comprises 201 km, a mere 0,94% of the national road network. The spent totalled hours worked amounted to R13 184 474.82 (spent from the Non-toll budget(cc) related costs for e-tolling was R 20 526 160.85 for events, publications and brochures and promotional items (i) spent from the Advertising Toll Budget (ii) No extras.

23 February 2016 - NW168

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Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether any incidences of negligent discharge of firearms by the National Traffic Police Unit occurred in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 financial years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (i) investigations were undertaken respectively and (ii) disciplinary steps were taken in each instance; (2) whether all staff members of the National Traffic Police Unit have undergone business competency tests in accordance with the Firearms Control Act, Act 60 of 2000; if not, (a) why not and (b) how many staff members of each specified unit did not undergo business competency tests; if so, (i) how many of the staff members of the specified units undergone business competency tests in accordance with the specified Act and (ii) what were the results of all staff business competency tests undertaken in each instance?

Reply:

  1.  

Year

  1. (b) & (c)
  1. Incident
  1. Investigation Status
  1. Disciplinary steps

(a)2012/13

Officer accidentally discharged a fire arm in his room at the lodge in Colesburg while on deployment.

The case was reported to SAPS, they took the fire arm and it was handed over to Superintendent after 5 months.

The case was dismissed.

There was no internal disciplinary action taken.

(b)2013/14

No case reported

N/A

N/A

(c)2014/15

No case reported

N/A

N/A

     

2. All staff members of the National Traffic Police Unit have undergone business competency tests in accordance with the Firearms Control Act; 2000 (Act No.60 of 2000). In addition members also do maintenance shooting once a year to continue qualifying to possess their official firearms.

23 February 2016 - NW167

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) What salary increases were given to Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) staff in the (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14 and (iii) 2014-15 financial years and (b) in respect of each specified case (i) what amount was given to each staff member and (ii) on what basis was each specified amount determined; (2) (a) what are the salaries of the (i) chiefs and (ii) deputy chiefs of the RTMC, (b) how were these salaries determined and (c) when were the specified individuals appointed respectively; (3) whether State Security Agency (SSA) clearances were obtained for the appointment of each specified individual; if not, why not; if so, (a) what were the results of the obtained SSA clearances and (b) in what form did they come?

Reply:

  1. (i) 2012 - 2013

5% increment was approved for levels 13 and up as per DPSA circular 1 0f 2012. Increments for the 2012—13 salaries of staff were 7% across the board for all employees that fall within salary levels 1-12. The implementation date was as per Resolution 1 of 2012, Agreement between RTMC and Labour.

(ii) 2013/2014

Increments for the financial year 2013/14 as per the Resolution 1 of 2013, were implemented as follows:

Level

Increment

13 and above

5.6

11-12

7%

8-10

7.5%

1-7

8%

(iii) 2014/2015

Increments for the financial year 2013/14 were implemented as per Migration Plan from Equate (DPSA) dispensation to Patterson Job grading

Level

Increment

14

5%

13

5.5%

12-11

6.5%

10-7

Total Cost To Company (DPSA Packages as at 30 June 2015 + R40,000.00

6 (NTP)

Total Cost To Company increased to 50th percentile midpoint of B4/B5 (R233,860)

(b)(i) The amount given to each staff member is confidential information

(ii) All salary increments were subject to salary negotiations with recognised Labour.

(2) (a) (i) (ii) The salaries of all personnel in the Road Traffic Management Corporation including those of Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs are negotiable and confidential and cannot be disclosed to the public as this will be a contravention to the Protection of Information Policy approved by the board. (b) the salaries were negotiated with individuals based on the Paterson remuneration model and against their previous packages and erstwhile employers packages.

(3) (a)(b) The employment clearances conducted were in accordance with section 11.6 of the Recruitment, Selection and Placement Procedure. Confirmation of qualifications, and criminal records however they were not done by the State Security Agency (SSA) but by an independent verification company. Obtaining a clearance from SSA for senior managers in the RTMC is not a requirements in accordance with the RTMC recruitment policy.

23 February 2016 - NW171

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) What amount of funding was given to each province by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) in the (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14 and (iii) 2014-15 financial years and (b) what amount was given by each province to the RTMC in each specified financial year; (2) what are the (a) reasons and (b) provide the specified funds to provinces?

Reply:

  1. (a) Accumulated surplus for 2012-13; 2013-14 and 2014-15 which amount to

Accumulated surpluses

2012/13

R296 292 865

2013/14

R377 002 863

2014/15

R313 241 162

 

986 536 890

were distributed to provinces in line with the RTMC act as follows:

Road Safety Related Programmes

Province

Amount transferred

Eastern Cape

 

R 40 000 000

Free State

 

R 40 000 000

Gauteng

 

R 40 000 000

Kwazulu Natal

 

R 40 000 000

Limpopo

 

R 33 400 000

Mpumalanga

 

R 40 000 000

North West

 

R 40 000 000

Northern Cape

 

R 40 000 000

Western Cape

 

R 40 000 000

Total

 

R 353 400 000

 

 

 

Early Childhood Development & Rural Development

Province

Amount transferred

Free State

 

R 20 000 000

Gauteng

- ECD & Rural Development

R 10 000 000

 

- CCTV Campaign

R 30 000 000

Limpopo

 

R 20 000 000

Northern Cape

 

R 20 000 000

Total

 

R 100 000 000

 

Law Enforcement and Road Safety Improvement

Province

Amount transferred

Free State

Road Safety Improvement

R 17 500 000

Gauteng

Road Safety Education Pilot Programme

R 25 000 000

Mpumalanga

Implementation of a third law enforcement shift

R 15 000 000

North West Province

 

R 35 000 000

Total

 

R 92 500 000

     

Totals

R 545 900 000

2. (a) Funds were distributed to Provinces for the following reasons:

- Road Safety related programmes

- Early childhood and rural development

- Law Enforcement and Road Safety Improvement

(b) Provinces had to motivate for funding for Road Safety related programmes

22 February 2016 - NW170

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Majola, Mr F to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What staff appointments were made by the Road Traffic Management Corporation in the (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14 and (ii) 2014-15 financial years and (b) in each case, was the specified person appointed from the (i) public service and/or (ii) private sector?

Reply:

1) (a) (i) 2012- 2013

(b) (i) Names

Positions

Appointment date

Public/Private Sector

  1. Mr. Michael Mogorosi

Executive Manager: Finance

4 February 2013

Private

  1. Mr. Gift Mbanjwa

Unit Manager: Management Accounting

1 May 2012

Public

  1. Ms Gugulethu Mhlanga

Personal Assistant to the CFO

1 October 2012

Public

  1. Mr. Selebalo Phasha

Manager: Security Services

1 March 2013

Public

  1. Ms Tebogo Masha

Receptionist

1 December 2013

Private

  1. Ms Beauty Manyama

Assistant Auditor

16 April 2012

Private

  1. Ms Onkgopotse Sefanyetso

Accountant

1 September 2012

Private

  1. Mr Edzani Netshipale

Traffic Officer

1 February 2013

Private

  1. Mr. Mpho Netshituni

Traffic Officer

1 February 2013

None

  1. Mr. Festus Negondeni

Traffic Officer

1 February 2013

Private

  1. Mr. Lester Sampson

Traffic Officer

1 February 2013

Private

  1. Ms Simone Burgess

Traffic Officer

1 February 2013

Private

  1. Mr. Percy Mulaudzi

Traffic Officer

1 February 2013

Private

  1. Mr. Khuthadzo Tshikovi

Traffic Officer

1 February 2013

None

  1. Mr. Rudzani Muofhe

Traffic Officer

1 February 2013

Public

  1. Mr Edward Motaung

Traffic Officer

1 February 2013

Public

  1. Mr. Mmboneni Nenzhelele

Traffic Officer

1 February 2013

Private

  1. Mr. Balanganani Magatshava

Traffic Officer

1 February 2013

Public

  1. Mr. Vusi Mlojwa

Traffic Officer

1 February 2013

Private

  1. Ms Ntangadzeni Matibe

Traffic Officer

1 February 2013

Private

  1. Mr. Thihanedzwi Masiagwala

Traffic Officer

1 February 2013

Public

  1. Mr. Ndivhoniswani Muthamaro

Traffic Officer

1 February 2013

Public

  1. Ms Elsie Motloutsi

Traffic Officer

1 February 2013

Private

  1. Ms Fhumulani Nekhumbe

Traffic Officer

1 February 2013

None

  1. Mr Hulisani Ratshiendana

Traffic Officer

1 February 2013

Private

  1. Ms Dikeledi Leshaba

Project Administrator

03 April 2012

Private

(ii) 2013 - 2014

Names

Positions

Appointment date

Public/Private

  1. Mr. Kevin Kara-Vala

IT Project Manager

1 August 2013

Public

  1. Advocate Makhosini Msibi

Chief Executive Officer

1 January 2014

Public

  1. Mr. Mphikeleli Jele

Specialist: Traffic Engineering

1 July 2013

Private

  1. Ms Liana Moolman

Senior Manager: Revenue

15 July 2013

Private

  1. Mr. Baatile Mathibe

Chief Information Officer

10 July 2013

Private

  1. Mr. Zakhele Nkabinde

Deputy Chief: NTP

1 August 2013

Public

  1. Mr. David Paul

Senior Manger: Law Enforcement

1 November 2013

Public

  1. Ms Maria Bekker

Senior Manager: Road Safety, Education & Campaigns

1 April 2013

Public

  1. Ms Gabaikanngwe Botha

Manager: Corporate Strategy & Reporting

1 October 2013

Public

  1. Mr. Jonathan Spogter

Manager: Management Accounting

1 June 2013

Public

  1. Ms Zukiswa Sapepa

Manager: Enforcement Standards

1 September 2013

Public

  1. Ms Nombuso Mlotshwa

Senior Application Developer

1 September 2013

Private

  1. Ms Pulane Thibakhoane

Manager: Enforcement Coordination

1 October 2013

Public

  1. Ms David Maboeane

Manager: Traffic Training

1 November 2013

Private

  1. Mr. Thabo Raboshakga

Deputy Manager: Admin Services

1 July 2013

Public

  1. Mr. Frans Mogakala

VIP Driver

1 May 2013

Private

  1. Ms Phokoane Gopane

Payroll Practitioner

15 May 2013

Public

  1. Mr. Macdonald Molepo

Senior Payroll Practitioner

1 June 2013

 
  1. Mr. Stephen Msiza

Deputy Manager: Security Services

4 July 2013

Public

  1. Mr. Nzimeni Novasi

Professional Assistant

4 July 2013

 
  1. Mr. Mohale Malekutu

OD Specialist

1 September 2013

Public

  1. Ms Puleng Khitsane

Deputy Manager: Performance

1 July 2013

Private

  1. Ms Busiwe Dlamini

Deputy Manager: Traffic Training

1 June 2013

Public

  1. Mr. Anton Van Der Zandt

Deputy Manager: Traffic Training

1 June 2013

Public

  1. Ms Precious Cele

Financial Practitioner

1 August 2013

None

  1. Mr. Daniel Busang

Messenger/ Driver

1 May 2013

Private

  1. Mr. Mandla Myeni

OHS Specialist

1 October 2013

Public

  1. Ms Zanele Magagula

SCM Practitioner

15 May 2013

Public

  1. Mr. Ntandazo Somakwabe

Database Administrator

4 June 2013

Private

  1. Ms Priscilla Pataki

Revenue Practitioner

15 May 2013

Private

  1. Ms Annah Mahlangu

Personal Assistant

1 July 2013

Private

  1. Mr. Thato Mosapa

Admin Assistant

1 July 2013

Private

  1. Ms Lerato Mavhungu

Senior Corporate Secretariat Specialist

1 May 2013

Public

  1. Mr. Moeletji Mabuku

Manager: Contract Management

13 June 2013

Private

  1. Ms Metsa Malahlela

Admin Assistant

1 March 2014

Private

  1. Ms Vanessa Hleza

Team Leader: Call Centre

1 December 2013

Private

  1. Mr. Billy Pila

Team Leader: Call Centre

1 December 2013

Private

  1. Mr. Sidumo Khoza

Admin Assistant

1 March 2014

Private

  1. Mr. Mahlatse Letsoalo

Admin Assistant

1 March 2014

Public

  1. Mr. Brian Mulaudzi

Admin Assistant

1 March 2014

None

  1. Mr. Paul Matlala

Admin Assistant

1 March 2014

None

  1. Ms Busisiwe Mahlangu

Admin Assistant

1 March 2014

None

  1. Mr. Zweli Zikalala

Admin Assistant

1 March 2014

None

  1. Mr. Tsholanang Phiri

Admin Assistant

1 March 2014

Private

  1. Ms Xola Maseko

Admin Assistant

1 March 2014

Private

  1. Mr. Petrus Kutamo

Admin Assistant

1 March 2014

Private

  1. Ms Tlou Seroka

Admin Assistant

1 March 2014

Private

  1. Mr. Geoffrey Tshimbiluni

Admin Assistant

1 March 2014

Private

  1. Mr. Lloyed Ntlemo

Admin Assistant

1 March 2014

Private

  1. Ms Moshiane Mabala

Admin Assistant

1 March 2014

Private

  1. Mr. Sanele Magagula

IT Technician

21 June 2013

Private

  1. Mr. Sikhumbuzo Khanyile

IT Technician

21 June 2013

Private

  1. Mr. Papa Djan

Admin Assistant

1 March 2014

Private

  1. Mr. Lehlohonolo Ngwenya

Call Centre Agent

1 December 2013

Private

  1. Ms Petunia Mohale

Admin Assistant

1 March 2014

Private

  1. Mr. Mosa Masemola

Team Leader: Call Centre

1 December 2013

Private

  1. Ms Tshepiso Ramotloenya

Call Centre Agent

5 December 2013

Private

  1. Ms Aletta Rankapole

Call Centre Agent

1 December 2013

Private

  1. Ms Dineo Zimba

Call Centre Agent

1 December 2013

Private

  1. Ms Koekie Mathebula

Call Centre Agent

1 December 2013

Private

  1. Ms Modjadji Sebola

Admin Assistant

1 March 2014

Private

  1. Ms Shonisani Mahwasane

Admin Assistant

1 March 2014

Private

  1. Ms Maleshoane Zimba

Call Centre Agent

1 December 2013

Private

  1. Ms Tandokazi Sibulo

Admin Assistant

7 August 2013

Private


(iii) 2014/15

Names

Positions

Appointment date

Public/Private

  1. Mr M Razwinani

Company Secretary

1 February 2015

Private

  1. Ms NP Mkiva

DH Fin Mng Rev

1 February 2015

Public

  1. Ms NZ Mnguni

HOCEO

1 February 2015

Public

  1. Ms NJ Jolingana

Chief: National Traffic Law Enforcement

1 March 2015

Public

  1. Miss ME Francis

M PAYROLL

1 June 2014

Private

  1. Mrs MP Juma

Manager Corporate Reporting

1 June 2014

Public

  1. Ms JM Manamela

Admin Assistant Travel

1 December 2014

Private

  1. Mr TP Monareng

Messenger Drive

1 May 2014

Private

  1. Mr GV Matshika

AA Mark& Com

1 May 2014

Private

  1. Mrs CP Khokho

Proc Plan Prac

1 October 2014

Private

  1. Mr BS Zwane

Spokesp and Sec

1 February 2015

Public

  1. Mr TH Mabula

Corp Soc Inv Co

1 February 2015

Private

  1. Mr GP Martins

Chief Ops Officer

1 February 2015

Public

  1. Ms MG Gainewe

SM RTI

1 May 2014

Public

  1. Mrs M Fryer

SM Supply Chain

1 June 2014

Private

  1. Mrs M Rubombora

IT Consultant

1 July 2014

Private

  1. Ms T Mautla

Snr Network Eng

16 February 2015

Private

  1. Mr P Ranuga

Head Enterprise

1 November 2014

Private

  1. MS AN Nteyi

Personal Ass

6 June 2014

Private

  1. Mrs Y Strydom

Revenue Financi

9 September 2014

Private

  1. Mr S Ringane

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Ms MC Mokgohloa

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Miss MD Maila

Supervisor

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Ms N Olisi

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Ms JM Nape

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Mr OK Malatji

Supervisor

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Mr L Hlongwane

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Mr MF Nkome

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Ms NZ Magwaza

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Mr MM Mokalanyane

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Ms MM Komane

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Miss LM Kgomo

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Ms B Mafuxwana-Otipa

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Miss JD Kguto

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Mr MJ Nkuna

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Mr MT Engwane

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Ms RM Ntoroane

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Mr AR Lephogole

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Mr MJ Dolamo

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Ms EM Phoko

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Miss CL Ndiniza

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Miss L Rashamuse

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Miss KN Mncube

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Ms EB Mashigo

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Ms KG Segomoco

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Ms T Luvhimbi

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Mr AA Mzaza

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Ms S Mali

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Ms PN Masimula

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Mr EM Nkoe

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Ms CK Mogohloane

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Ms HS Thobela

Data Capturer

1 November 2014

Public

  1. Mr DE Hlatshwayo

Snr Network Eng

 

Public

  1. Mr S Mbizwo

Snr Netowrk Eng

 

Public

  1. Mr D Roux

SH Res and Deve

 

Public

  1. Ms DD Wechoemang

GE Human Capital

1 February 2015

Public

  1. Mr M Mokhantso

DH Road Safety

1 February 2015

Public

22 February 2016 - NW3

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)How many road users have since 1 October 2015 purchased e-tags in each month for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP); (2) how many of the e-tage purchased since 1 October 2015 (a) still constitute an active account and (b) are no longer in use; (3) how many road users in each month since 1 October 2015 have made use of the GFIP main roads on which the e-tolling system has been installed; (4) what is the monthly amount collected since 1 October 2015 by the e-tolling system?

Reply:

(1) October 2015: 31 802

November 2015: 24 667

December 2015: 18 845

January 2016: 29 621

(2) (a) October 2015: 28 950

November 2015: 22 558

December 2015: 17 481

January 2016: 27 983

(b) October 2015: 2 852

November 2015: 2 109

December 2015: 1 364

January 2016: 1 638

(3) These numbers are not to be construed as accounts that have been de-activated. Non-active accounts, inter alia, include a change of vehicle ownership for that account unit. The number of individual vehicle license numbers (number plates) that were read for the respective months:

October 2015: 2 672 227

November 2015: 2 669 777

December 2015: 2 792 687

January 2016: 2 651 127

(4) The graph below provides the projected cash flow as well as actual received for the GFIP since toll commencement. Note that the green bars shows the actual collected for the month, whereas the orange bars shows the projected revenue for the month. The projections are revised whenever circumstances changed, in order to project a reasonable cash flow projection.

22 February 2016 - NW4

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether traffic authorities are authorised to issue summonses of arrest in terms of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act (AARTO), Act 46 of 1998; if so, to which clauses and/or regulations such authorisation is applicable; (2) whether the Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) may withdraw AARTO fines that were issued irregularly; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, which clauses and/or regulations support the RTIA in withdrawing such fines; (3) whether the RTIA may withdraw AARTO enforcement orders that were issued irregularly; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, on which clauses and/or regulations support the RTIA in withdrawing such enforcement orders?

Reply:

1. The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act does not in any way provide for summons of arrest. Under Criminal Procedure Act, there are two distinct documents which serve two different purposes viz, Summons (section 54) and warrant of arrest. Summons issued by traffic authorities for motorists who have failed to comply with rules of the road to secure appearance in a court of law whilst warrants of arrests are issued in instances where a person who was summoned to appear in court fails to do so without any explanation to the Court or Prosecutor.

In terms of the AARTO Act, the infringer has, as part of elective options, the right to be tried in Court. Under such circumstances, the notice will be cancelled and the local authority will issue summons. The criminal procedure process will then ensue. Secondly, where the violation is classified as an offence under schedule 3 of the AARTO regulations, such person will be dealt with in terms of the criminal procedure processes by way of issuance of a summons by the traffic authority concerned.

2. The RTIA does not issue fines and as such, it does not have the authority or legislative mandate to withdraw fines. This is the full competence of the authority that has issued the infringement. Section 18(6) of the AARTO Act provides for the RTIA to cancel an infringement notice in a case were a representation is allowed.

3. The Registrar of the RTIA is empowered by section 20 of the AARTO Act, to issue enforcement orders. Section 20(4) and (9) gives the Registrar authority to revoke such enforcement orders if the infringer pays the penalty and fees; the infringer applies to the RTIA in the prescribed manner and submits reasons to the satisfaction of the Registrar why an enforcement order must be revoked or the traffic authority applies in the prescribed manner for a revocation of an enforcement order.

22 February 2016 - NW9

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Mncwabe, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether he intends to intervene in the (a) crisis at Ethekwini Local Municipality where hundreds of bus drivers and other staff are not being paid timeously and (b) sale and purchase of the bus company at a great loss to the ratepayers?

Reply:

(a) The contracting authority responsible for the bus company concerned (ie. Durban Transport) is the Provincial Department of Transport in Kwazulu Natal. The contractual arrangement between Durban Transport and Ethekwini Municipality is that of an owner and a contractor whereas the Province is the employer. It is the responsibility of the contracting authority (Province) to ensure that the operator exercise the highest degree of diligence in the provision of services and operate the service strictly in accordance with the relevant provisions of the contract. This includes deciding whether the operator has breached or failed to comply with the terms of the contract and taking the necessary action to resolve such matters. The response below was therefore, sought from Ethekwini Municipality, who responded as follows:

A solution has been developed by the City and the operator to address these challenges, and it includes the following:

i. A ring-fenced bank account will be opened to ensure that all revenues due to the company are collected and protected; and that only legitimate business expenses are paid,

ii. An intervention team made up of City and Provincial officials, as well as financial management capacity from the private sector, has been put in place to provide oversight to the management of the bank account, and improve financial planning and management in the company,

iii. An independent adjudicator will be appointed to resolve all the claims and counter-claims between the City and the operator.

iv. As a medium to long-term solution, the City is in the process of finalizing an option for the provision of this service. Having complied with the requirements of Section 78 of the Municipal Systems Act, and resolved to utilize an external mechanism for service provision in the form of a municipal entity, the City is now addressing the requirements of Section 84 of the Municipal Finance Management Act. Officials in my Department will be meeting with City and Provincial transport officials in the third week of February to discuss this proposal by the City. After this meeting, a joint discussion between officials from the National Department, National Treasury, Provincial Treasury, Provincial Department of Transport, Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, and the City will be convened to finalize government’s position on the City’s intention to set up a municipal entity.

(b) There is no intention by the City to buy the company. As indicated in (a) above, the City has resolved to establish a municipal entity to provide the service currently provided by Tansnat. The previous processes were all subjected to due diligence processes, to determine fair value.

22 February 2016 - NW162

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)With reference to her reply to question 3650 on 1 December 2015, how many persons have been suspended with full pay within the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 financial years; (2) in each specified case, what (a) is the monetary value of the payments that were made by PRASA for each month in the specified financial years, (b) are the reasons for the suspensions, (c) is the cause of the delay in resolving these matters, (d) is being done to resolve these matters and (e) are the reasons for suspending the specified persons with full pay?

Reply:

  1. (a), (b) and (c) See attached spreadsheet.
  2. (a) See attached spreadsheet.

(b) The reasons are largely various misconduct cases that require intense investigations.

(c) The reasons for the delay in each of the 45 cases can be attributed to shortage of investigating staff, interference by Trade Unions and availability of competent presiding officials within the business.

(d) PRASA is considering contracting external resources to assist chairing the hearings and workshops are ongoing with Trade Unions to embrace the culture of discipline. With regards to investigations, engagements are ongoing since most of the complex investigations arise out of whistle-blowing.

(e) PRASA payment of people whilst suspended is in compliance with Labour Legislation that suspensions should be with full pay until the case has been resolved.

SUSPENSIONS PRASA

TOTAL EMPLOYEES FROM APRIL 2012 TO END MARCH 2015

MONTH

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

COST

Apr-12

49

R 1 693 354.84

May-12

52

R 826 088.50

Jun-12

56

R 1 132 427.29

Jul-12

55

R 526 936.50

Aug-12

43

R 629 743.92

Sep-12

44

R 381 269.58

Oct-12

48

R 427 562.90

Nov-12

55

R 1 046 926.67

Dec-12

74

R 685 183.32

Jan-13

85

R 776 380.61

Feb-13

67

R 613 075.90

Mar-13

64

R 744 852.20

TOTAL COST

 

R 9 483 802.23

Apr-13

56

R 69 706.90

May-13

69

R 771 349.90

Jun-13

65

R 774 211.30

Jul-13

69

R 1 205 592.86

Aug-13

74

R 917 732.76

Sep-13

62

R 1 238 635.45

Oct-13

72

R 854 256.10

Nov-13

65

R 676 097.90

Dec-13

72

R 681 433.43

Jan-14

84

R 1 249 710.39

Feb-14

63

R 598 795.90

Mar-14

64

R 820 755.02

TOTAL COST

 

R 9 858 277.90

Apr-14

68

R 1 243 403.18

May-14

74

R 1 075 369.07

Jun-14

77

R 1 167 082.58

Jul-14

77

R 1 547 841.69

Aug-14

74

R 2 108 047.61

Sep-14

64

R 2 029 532.82

Oct-14

98

R 1 048 966.07

Nov-14

96

R 1 298 015.23

Dec-14

99

R 1 954 646.99

Jan-15

109

R 1 457 473.31

Feb-15

120

R 1 405 544.46

Mar-15

112

R 1 414 013.43

TOTAL COST

 

R 17 749 936.45

TOTAL COST OF ALL 3 FINANCIAL YEARS

 

R 37 092 016.60

22 February 2016 - NW166

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) How long after the arrival of a vehicle into South Africa from abroad does a person have to register such a vehicle locally and (b) what are the penalties if a specified person does not comply with the timeframe to register a vehicle from abroad and continues to drive the specified vehicle on the roads of the Republic?

Reply:

(a).

Regulation 7 of the National Road Traffic Act; 1996 (Act No. 93 of 1996) states:

“liability for the registration of a motor vehicle shall arise -in the case of a motor vehicle to be registered for the first time in the Republic - if the motor vehicle was acquired outside the Republic, on the date on which such motor vehicle is brought into the Republic or on the date on which such motor vehicle is cleared in terms of the customs and excise legislation, if applicable”.

(b).

The penalties in terms of operating a vehicle on a public road which is not registered and licenced varies from each magisterial area to the other

In addition, I recommend that the honourable member report to the relevant authorities an incident of this matter where he/she knows thereof.

19 February 2016 - NW108

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Lorimer, Mr JR to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

(1)     What are the relevant details of every safety inspection conducted at the (a) Middelburg Townlands, (b) Graspan, (c) Springlake, (d) Klippan, (e) Middelkraal, (f) Kleinfontein, (g) Optimum Coal Holdings, (h) Koornfontein, (i) Vierfontein and (j) Brakfontein coal mines in 2015; (2) whether any orders were issued against any of the specified coal mines after such inspections; if not, why not; if so, (a) in which cases, (b) on what dates were such orders issued and (c) what are the relevant reasons in each case?

Reply:

  1. The Department continuously conducts audits and inspections at all the mines, including the stated mines, to ensure compliance with the legal provisions mainly regarding prevention of fall of ground, transport equipment and machinery accidents as well as exposure of employees to noise and dust (including silica dust).
  2. Yes.

(a), (b) Enforcement measures, including the issuing of Section 54 and 55 orders, were previously issued over the operating period of all the mines.

(c) Some of the orders which were previously issued include on: failure to support the hanging roof, employees working under unsupported roof, inadequate guarding of conveyor belts, poor application of stone dust, inadequate ventilation, failure to declare a working place safe for employees to work in, exposing employees to high dust and noise levels.

 

 

Approved/not approved

Mr MJ Zwane, MP

Minister of Mineral Resources

Date Submitted:-………………/………………/2016

19 February 2016 - NW28

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Msimang, Prof CT to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether his Ministry has any frozen vacant positions; if so, (a) how many of the specified positions are vacant, (b) what are the designations of the specified positions and (c) for how long have the specified positions been vacant?

Reply:

I wish to inform the Hon Member that the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, has 64 LP10 vacant posts that cannot be filled.

(a) 64.

(b) Specialist Production posts on LP 10-level, namely Deputy Chief State Law Advisers on Occupation Specific Dispensation-level.

(c) The LP 10 posts have been vacant since 24 January 2013 when the Department of Public Service and Administration communicated their embargo decision.

Department of Correctional Services

  1. Total = 85 vacant positions
  1. and (C) Please see table below.

(b) POST DESIGNATION

VACANT DATE

(c) PERIOD VACANT

REGION

COMMISSIONER: CORRECTIONAL SERVICES CH DEPUTY=(C)

20110110

5 YEARS 1 MONTH

HEAD OFFICE

CB4 REINTEGRATION MANAGER

20150901

5 MONTHS

GAUTENG

SAO:EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

20150601

8 MONTHS

GAUTENG

SAO:EMPLOYEE ASSISTANT PRACTITIONER

20141031

1 YEAR 3 MONTHS

GAUTENG

PNB1 CLINICAL NURSE PRACTITIONER GR 1 PRIM H CARE

20151001

4 MONTHS

GAUTENG

PROVISIONING ADMINISTRATION OFFICER (PC)

20150901

5 MONTHS

GAUTENG

CB5 CENTRE COORDINATOR MEDIUM

20150630

7 MONTHS

GAUTENG

ARTISAN FOREMAN GRADE A

20150831

5 MONTHS

GAUTENG

ARTISAN FOREMAN GRADE A

20150531

8 MONTHS

GAUTENG

EDUCATIONIST M4 (DCS)

20150630

7 MONTHS

GAUTENG

PSYCHOLOGIST GRADE 1

20140101

2 YEARS 1 MONTH

GAUTENG

AO:PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION

20150617

7 MONTHS

GAUTENG

AO:NETWORK CONTROLLERS(AC)(AC)

20150630

7 MONTHS

GAUTENG

CB4 SECURITY MANAGER

20150723

6 MONTHS

GAUTENG

AO:LOGISTICS ADMINISTRATION

20150731

6 MONTHS

GAUTENG

AO:LOGISTICS ADMINISTRATION

20150901

5 MONTHS

GAUTENG

SAO:SUPERVISOR MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

20150601

8 MONTHS

GAUTENG

CB4 SECURITY MANAGER

20150921

4 MONTHS

GAUTENG

CB6 CENTRE COORDINATOR LARGE

20150901

5 MONTHS

GAUTENG

CB5 CENTRE COORDINATOR MEDIUM

20150901

5 MONTHS

GAUTENG

PNA2 PROFESSIONAL NURSE GRADE 1 (GENERAL NURSING)

20150601

8 MONTHS

GAUTENG

CB4 SECURITY MANAGER

20150531

8 MONTHS

GAUTENG

PNB2 CLINICAL NURSE PRACTITIONER GR 2 PRIM H CARE

20151001

4 MONTHS

GAUTENG

PNB1 CLINICAL NURSE PRACTITIONER GR 1 PRIM H CARE

20151001

4 MONTHS

GAUTENG

ASD:MANAGER HUMAN RESOURCE ADMINISTRATION(AC)

20150601

8 MONTHS

GAUTENG

SAO:INVESTIGATIONS

20150301

11 MONTHS

GAUTENG

MR5 LEGAL ADMINISTRATION OFFICER GRADE 5

20140701

1 YEAR 7 MONTHS

GAUTENG

ASD:PROGRAM COORDINATION & DEVELOPMENT

20150731

6 MONTHS

GAUTENG

MANAGER PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES ASSISTANT

20150301

11 MONTHS

GAUTENG

PSYCHOLOGIST GRADE 1

20150630

7 MONTHS

GAUTENG

PNB1 CLINICAL NURSE PRACTITIONER GR 1 PRIM H CARE

20150901

5 MONTHS

GAUTENG

CB5 CENTRE COORDINATOR MEDIUM

20150901

5 MONTHS

GAUTENG

CB4 SECURITY MANAGER

20150531

8 MONTHS

GAUTENG

SAO:PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION(AC:CORPOR SERV)

20151001

4 MONTHS

GAUTENG

AO:CAREER MANAGEMENT (FACILITATOR)

20150801

6 MONTHS

GAUTENG

AO:TRANSPORT CONTROL(KROONSTAD COLLEGE) /HO

20150701

7 MONTHS

GAUTENG

CB4 REINTEGRATION MANAGER

20150601

8 MONTHS

GAUTENG

PSYCHOLOGIST GRADE 1

20150701

7 MONTHS

GAUTENG

AO:PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION

20151001

4 MONTHS

GAUTENG

SAO:MESS(CATERERS)

20150701

7 MONTHS

GAUTENG

TYPIST GRADE II PRINCIPAL

20151001

4 MONTHS

GAUTENG

SAO:LOGISTIC ADMINISTRATION

20150731

6 MONTHS

GAUTENG

ARTISAN PRODUCTION GRADE A

20150701

7 MONTHS

GAUTENG

CB5 CENTRE COORDINATOR MEDIUM

20151001

4 MONTHS

GAUTENG

SW A4 SOCIAL WORKER GRADE 1

20150601

8 MONTHS

GAUTENG

PNB1 CLINICAL NURSE PRACTITIONER GR 1 PRIM H CARE

20150601

8 MONTHS

GAUTENG

PNB1 CLINICAL NURSE PRACTITIONER GR 1 PRIM H CARE

20150930

4 MONTHS

GAUTENG

CB1 1 SECURITY OFFICER GRADE 3

20150301

11 MONTHS

GAUTENG

CB1 1 SECURITY OFFICER GRADE 3

20150301

11 MONTHS

GAUTENG

CB1 1 SECURITY OFFICER GRADE 3

20150301

11 MONTHS

GAUTENG

CB1 1 SECURITY OFFICER GRADE 3

20150301

11 MONTHS

GAUTENG

AO:PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION

20141031

1 YEAR 3 MONTHS

GAUTENG

AO:PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION

20141001

1 YEAR 4 MONTHS

GAUTENG

SAO:EMPLOYEE ASSISTANT PRACTITIONER

20150930

4 MONTHS

GAUTENG

AO:RECRUITMENT & PLACEMENT(MA)

20141001

1 YEAR 4 MONTHS

GAUTENG

NCB1 3 PAROLE BOARD CLERK GRADE 1

20110401

4 YEARS 10 MONTHS

GAUTENG

CB5 CENTRE COORDINATOR MEDIUM

20150912

5 MONTHS

GAUTENG

SW A8 SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR GRADE 1

20150901

5 MONTHS

GAUTENG

PNA2 PROFESSIONAL NURSE GRADE 1 (GENERAL NURSING)

20150831

5 MONTHS

GAUTENG

EDUCATIONIST M3 (DCS)

20150901

5 MONTHS

GAUTENG

CB4 SECURITY MANAGER

20150601

8 MONTHS

GAUTENG

PNB1 CLINICAL NURSE PRACTITIONER GR 1 PRIM H CARE

20150301

11 MONTHS

GAUTENG

CB4 SECURITY MANAGER

20120131

4 YEARS

GAUTENG

CB4 SECURITY MANAGER

20101001

5 YEARS 4 MOTNHS

GAUTENG

CB4 SECURITY MANAGER

20150601

8 MONTHS

GAUTENG

CB4 SECURITY MANAGER

20150202

1 YEAR

GAUTENG

ARTISAN FOREMAN GRADE A

20150831

5 MONTHS

GAUTENG

AO:TRANSIT & WAREHOUSE

20150501

8 MONTHS

GAUTENG

AO:TRANSIT & WAREHOUSE

20150601

8 MONTHS

GAUTENG

AO:LOGISTICS ADMINISTRATION

20150701

7 MONTHS

GAUTENG

AO:PROCUREMENT

20150601

8 MONTHS

GAUTENG

AO:VOUCHER CONTROL

20150701

7 MONTHS

GAUTENG

ARTISAN CHIEF GRADE A

20110401

4 YEARS 10 MONTHS

GAUTENG

PHARMACY SUPERVISOR GRADE 1

20150531

8 MONTHS

GAUTENG

NCB1 2 CORRECTIONAL POLICY ADMINISTRATOR GRADE 2

20150801

6 MONTHS

GAUTENG

ARTISAN CHIEF GRADE A

20150101

1 YEAR 1 MONTH

GAUTENG

SW A6 SOCIAL WORKER GRADE 3

20150831

5 MONTHS

GAUTENG

SECTION HEAD (EDUCATIONIST DCS)

20150901

5 MONTHS

GAUTENG

CB4 SECURITY MANAGER

20150724

6 MONTHS

GAUTENG

AO:CAREER MANAGEMENT (FACILITATOR)

20150601

8 MONTHS

GAUTENG

ASD:MANAGER SPECIAL PROGRAMMES

20150601

8 MONTHS

GAUTENG

AO:TRANSIT & WAREHOUSE

20150630

7 MONTHS

GAUTENG

PROVISIONING ADMINISTRATION OFFICER (PC)

20150601

8 MONTHS

GAUTENG

AO:VOUCHER CONTROL

20150729

6 MONTHS

GAUTENG

CB4 SECURITY MANAGER

20150630

7 MONTHS

GAUTENG

A total of 85 posts are frozen.

NB: All these posts are in Gauteng Region, except that one of CDC: Central services as it is located in Head Office

19 February 2016 - NW148

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Selfe, Mr J to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(1)Whether King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo is serving a term of imprisonment; if so, (a) for how long, (b) on what date did he start serving his sentence and (c) what is his security classification; (2) whether he (a) receives or (b) has received any special treatment while incarcerated, including (i) a special diet or (ii) accommodation in a single cell; if not, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, (aa) why and (bb) what are the further relevant details in each case? NW148E

Reply:

(1) Yes

(1)(a) 12 years imprisonment

(1)(b) 30 December 2015

(1)(c) The offender in question is classified as a Maximum offender

(2)(a) No

(2)(b) No

(2)(b)(i) As directed by the medical practitioner, offender Dalindyebo was admitted in a private hospital on 08th January until 14th January 2016 and again on 15th January 2016 (to date) and therefore receives food provided in the hospital.

(2)(b)(ii) Offender Dalindyebo was accommodated in a single cell in line with the Correctional Services Act, Act 111 of 1998, as amended.

(2)(b)(aa) An application to be incarcerated in a single cell was considered and approved in terms of section 7(2)(e) of the Correctional Services Act, Act 111 of 1998, as amended.

(2)(b)(bb) The period the offender was incarcerated at the correctional facility he received the prescribed inmate diet.

19 February 2016 - NW115

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(1) What methods and/or processes are followed to track beneficiaries of the Guardian Fund? (2) whether there are any beneficiaries who are not aware of money (a) allocated and (b) payable to them; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether there is any legislation that allows private investigators to work on a commission basis to assist beneficiaries of the specified Fund, as is common practice currently; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) are private investigators allowed to trace eligible beneficiaries and (b) are the specified investigators allowed to receive a percentage-based commission from the specified beneficiaries once they receive their money?

Reply:

  1. I wish to inform the Honourable member that I have been informed that the Master relies on the details submitted at the time funds are paid into the Guardians Fund. The Master ensures that all available details at the time are recorded on the Guardians Fund System. These details are therefore used to track the beneficiaries of the Fund.
  2. (a) and (b) Yes. It is the Master’s experience that the vast majority of beneficiaries are aware of the funds held for them, and most have been receiving regular payments during their minority. However, there are beneficiaries who are not aware of their dues. The funds so due are termed unclaimed moneys. The Master deals with the advertising of unclaimed moneys of beneficiaries in the manner prescribed in terms of Section 91 of the Administration of Deceased Estates Act in the Government Gazette. In addition to the advertisement of unclaimed moneys, a list of such unclaimed moneys is published on the Departmental website under the Masters’ Branch. The Master’s Office has noticed 550 to 600 monthly visits to the advertised unclaimed moneys on the web page. In addition, during Izimbizo the communities are informed on how to claim monies from the Guardian’s Fund. Radio is also used widely to educate.
  3. (a) and (b) No. The tracing of Guardians Fund beneficiaries, has been an area of serious exploitation in the past. Statutory intervention was made through the provisions of Section 51(1)(f) of the Consumer Protection Act, 2008 (Act No 68 of 2008) which deals with some of the challenges experienced. It is the Department’s view that a tracing agent may not charge commission for work relating to a claim against the Guardian’s Fund.

18 February 2016 - NW177

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Whether his department has issued a transfer permit so that the fishermen in Port Nolloth can catch their quotas of crayfish/lobster at another place due to problems with the renewal of permits to store their catch in Port Nolloth; if not, why not; if so, (a) when was such a permit issued and (b) what are the relevant details

Reply:

The Department received a request to transfer the allocations of the Exemption Holders of the Zone A West Coast Rock Lobster (Nearshore) from Zone A (Areas 1 and 2 - Port Nolloth and Hondeklip Bay) to Zone B (Areas 3 and 4). The request has been declined because the Department and the West Coast Rock Lobster sector have irrevocably committed themselves to a resource recovery plan to rebuild the West Coast Resource Lobster resource to 35% above its 2006 level by 2021.

The objective is to rebuild the 2006 biomass of male West Coast Rock Lobster above the 75 mm CL minimum size limit, by 35% by 2021 (i.e. B75mm(2021/2006) = 1.35. The Department endeavours to promote recovery of the resource as a whole, and of the resource in each of the five super-areas (A1-2, A3-4, A5-6, A7 and A8+), while containing the risk of unintended resource reduction in each of these super-areas. The proportional allocation of the global Total Allowable Catch amongst the five super-areas will differ from year to year to take account of the different recruitments occurring and hence different trends in abundance in each of these super-areas.

However, the request to use the John Ovenstone factory as a holding facility and to nominate specific (Nearshore) Exemption Holders to harvest on behalf of the Zone A (Nearshore) Exemption Holders, respectively, have been approved on 18 January 2016.

18 February 2016 - NW178

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Whether his department received any applications to (a) renew and/or (b) extend the current food processing enterprise permit of Port Lobster in Port Nolloth, Northern Cape; if not, why not; if so, (a) on what date was such an application received and (b) what were the outcomes?

Reply:

The Department received an application to extend the current food processing enterprise permit in Port Nolloth on 20 January 2016. The application was approved on 22 January 2016

17 February 2016 - NW16

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Esterhuizen, Mr JA to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

Whether he can furnish information on the measures that his department will put in place to ensure the continued survival and growth of the country’s domestic poultry market, specifically regarding trade policies that may be considered in order to assist local poultry producers to be able to compete better both locally and abroad; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

the dti continues to support the sustainability of the local poultry producers through a number of measures including the import tariff for bone-in chicken which was approved and implemented in September 2014. The anti-dumping duties on frozen bone-in portions against US companies also remain in place. The 65 000 ton exemption from the anti-dumping duty would constitute, in volume terms/tonnage, 13.6% of South Africa’s imports of poultry meat in 2015.

In addition an application for the designation of locally produced poultry meat for government procurement is in the approval process with implementation expected in less than 6 months’ time.

the dti continues to provide incentives for investment into poultry production and animal feed industry in order to help mitigate costs towards competitiveness of the industry. As an example, Astral’s Meadow Feeds investment of R193 251 000 was facilitated through an incentive to the value of R14 433 754 over a period of two years.

A further area of support is the work underway with the SA Poultry Association and DAFF towards opening up new market opportunities. An example is the upcoming mission to the United Arab Emirates.

South Africa and the United States agreed to a developmental component to assist poultry producers in South Africa, particularly historically disadvantaged individuals. This development component will be facilitated by the dti and DAFF together with relevant US stakeholders.

 

16 February 2016 - NW161

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Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

What (a) plans and (b) strategies have been put in place by the dti for (i) Armscor and (ii) the SA Defence Industry in order to benefit from the predicted growth in total sector revenues of the global aerospace and defence industry in 2016?

Reply:

 

(a) & (b) (i) (ii) the dti is working closely with the South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industry Association, Armscor, Denel and a range of private sector companies in the aerospace and defence (land and marine) industry.The purpose of this work is to build upon existing domestic value added manufacturing capabilities to increase high value manufacturing both for domestic and export demand; broaden the supplier base; increase employment and contribute to economic growth.

Subject to strategic and confidentiality considerations this work includes stronger deployment of localisation criteria for domestic procurement; the inclusion of aerospace and defence companies in the Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP); provision of export support through the Aerospace and Defence Export Council; establishment of Supplier Incentive Scheme for the Aerospace and Defence Industry to further broaden the supplier base and strengthen its integration into the global supply chains and the incorporation of state-owned Aerospace and Defence National Strategic Testing Facilities into the Critical Infrastructure Programme of which the majority are owned by Armscor .

In addition to the above the dti has an Aerospace Industry Support Initiative hosted at and managed by the CSIR. Its intent is to accelerate government strategic objectives such as industrialisation of technologies with stronger emphasis on technology transfer; job creation and industry transformation.

 

16 February 2016 - NW132

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Hill-Lewis, Mr GG to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

(1)Whether he requested that a review of Proudly South African be conducted; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, when was this review conducted; (2) whether he will make the report of such a review available to Mr G G Hill-Lewis; if not, why not; if so, by when?

Reply:

1. A scoping review of Proudly South Africa (PSA) was undertaken by the dti in the second half of 2014. The purpose of the scoping review was to gather information which could assist engagements with the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) and the PSA Board, which is constituted by NEDLAC, to strengthen the work of PSA.

2. Yes a copy of the scoping review can be made available to the member.

15 February 2016 - NW131

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Hill-Lewis, Mr GG to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

(1)(a)Why did Proudly South Africa participate in South Africa’s delegation to the World Economic Forum’s 2016 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland and (b) what was the total cost of their participation, including (i) travel, (ii) subsistence and (iii) the events they hosted or sponsored; (2) how does Proudly South African’s participation at Davos correlate with its mandate?NW131E

Reply:

1. (a)The Chief Executive Officer and staff of Proudly South Africa (PSA) report to a Board appointed through the Trade and Investment Chamber of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC). With the possible exception of members of this Board having participated in their own or other capacity at the World Economic Forum (WEF) representatives of Proudly SA did not travel to the World Economic Forum which took place in Davos, Switzerland.

(b)Consequently, Proudly SA did not incur any costs associated with the World Economic Forum with respect to (i) travel; (ii) subsistence and (iii) events hosted or sponsored.

2. No correlation is possible or required since PSA did not participate.

 

26 January 2016 - NW2722

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(a) What is the total number of schools in each province that was identified in December 2016 to (i) have been built with inappropriate materials, (ii) lack sanitation facilities, (iii) have pit latrines, (iv) have no water supply and (v) have no electricity connection and (b) in each case, how many schools are due to have the specified deficiencies corrected by the end of the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

(a)  i, ii, iii, iv& iv

Province

Inappropriate

Sanitation

Pit only

Water

Electricity

EC

800

61

1 585

58

187

FS

18

5

196

23

25

GP

20

0

0

0

0

KZN

0

0

1 379

0

343

LP

0

0

932

0

0

MP

16

0

392

0

13

NW

5

0

130

0

3

NC

29

0

10

0

0

WC

129

0

0

0

0

Total

1 017

66

4 625

81

571

(b) The water and sanitation backlogs will be completed in the current 2016/17 financial year and electricity backlogs, which are at different stages of implementation, will be completed in the 2017/18 financial year. Provinces are addressing pit toilets and it is estimated that these will be addressed by the 2018/19 financial year. Inappropriate structures that are part of Accelerated School Infrastructure Development Initiative (ASIDI) will be dealt with by the 2018/19 financial year and additional inappropriate structures that were identified, and are not currently funded, are being factored into the provincial infrastructure programmes. A determination is being made by provinces with the Department of Basic Education (DBE), on the timelines for addressing these.

16 January 2016 - NW2714

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether he has taken any action against the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality for allegedly ignoring the court judgment issued on 14 April 2014 with regard to the closing down of an illegal shebeen at 102 Handel Street, Kempton Park West, Kempton Park, Gauteng, if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

No.

I have been informed that (i) the Office of the Chief Justice is not in a position to provide a response, as the Court has done its part by delivering the judgment and to date, there has not been any application for contempt of the relevant court order; and (ii), the Director of Public Prosecutions, Gauteng Local Division, has informed me that this matter was heard in the civil court. No criminal case has been opened.

Therefore, the question should be redirected to the Minister of Safety and Security and/or the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

21 December 2015 - NW4185

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether any of the metropolitan municipalities measure the average time it takes to fix (a) potholes, (b) street lights and (c) traffic lights; if not, why not; if so, (i) which metros, (ii) what is the average time in each case, (iii) how is this measured and (iv) what is the specified municipality doing to improve performance in this area?

Reply:

This information has been requested from the metropolitan municipalities and will be communicated to the Honorable Member when it is available.

 

21 December 2015 - NW4152

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any of the entities reporting to her (i) purchased and/or (ii) leased any buildings in the (aa) 2012-13, (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) 2014-15 financial years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, (aaa) what is the (aaaa) cost and (bbbb) size of the specified buildings, (bbb) why was it bought or leased, (ccc) what will it be used for, (ddd) who will occupy it and (eee) approximately how many persons will occupy the total space of each building?

Reply:

Department of Communications

Since inception, the Department of Communications has not purchased or leased any buildings considering that it is housed within the Government Communications and Information Systems

Government Communications and Information Systems

(a) (i) The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) has not purchased any buildings.

(ii) GCIS has a combination of self-managed and Department of Public Works managed leases for its offices in all nine provinces which

(see Annexure A with respect to (aaa), (bbbb), (bbb), (ccc), (ddd) and (eee)

South African Broadcasting Corporation

(a) See attached response as Annexure B for further details

Media Development and Diversity Agency

(b) (i) MDDA has not bought any building

(ii) Yes

(aaa) (aaaa) 2012-13 R1,920,208.08

2013-14 R2,100,960.48

2014-15 R2,278,688.64

(bbbb) 2012-13 1400 square meters, and 30 parking bays

2013-14 1400 square meters, and 30 parking bays

2014-15 1400 square meters, and 30 parking bays

(bbb) The decision to lease is based on various factors including availability of funds, the size of the organisation and staff complement.

(ccc) The premises leased are used for administrative activities of the MDDA

(ddd) MDDA staff

(eee) MDDA’s budgeted staff complement of 32

Brand South Africa

(b) (i) Brand South Africa has not bought any building

(ii) Yes

(aaa) (aaaa) 2012-13 R1,722,880

2013-14 R2,933,378 (acquired additional space)

2014-15 R3,171,756 (acquired additional space)

(bbbb) 2012-13 Approximately 1,711.43m2

2013-14 Approximately 1,711.43m2

2014-15 Approximately 1,711.43m2

(bbb) The building was leased for Locality and proximity to the stakeholders.

(ccc) The building is used for administrative purposes and facilitating meetings and marketing events when required.

(ddd) The building currently accommodates the employees of BRAND SA

(eee) The number of people that occupy the building space:

2012-13, 33 out of 43 funded positions;

2013-14 32 out of 43 funded positions;

2014-15 41 out of 57 funded positions

Film and Publications Board

(b) (i) Brand South Africa has not bought any building

(ii) Yes

(aa) 1. Gauteng Head Office

2. Durban Regional Office

3. Cape Town Regional Office

(aaa) (aaaa) 2012-13 R 3,247,344

2013-14 R 3,204,015

2014-15 R 3,756,160

(bbbb) Size of the Gauteng Head Office is 1,775 m2

(bbb) For office accommodation/administration/regional compliance monitoring

(ccc) For office accommodation/administration/regional compliance monitoring),

(ddd) FPB employees

(eee) 79 employees

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa

(b) (i) ICASA has not bought any building

(ii) Yes

(aa) 1. Cape Town

2. Bloemfontein

3. Port Elizabeth

4. Sandton

5. Durban

(aaa)

1. Cape Town:

2012-13 R0

2013-14 R0

2014-15 R57,130.42 monthly

2. Bloemfontein:

2012-13 R72,732.00 monthly

3. Port Elizabeth

2012-13 R113,000.00 monthly

4. Sandton

2012-13 R1,418,311.00

2013-14 R1,536,562.68

2014-15 R1,664,720.98

5. Durban

2013-14 R108,988.53

(bbb) 1. Cape Town 109 square meters

2. Bloemfontein 827 square meters

3. Port Elizabeth 791 square meters

4. Durban 591

(ccc) & (ddd) For use and occupation

(eee) 1. Cape Town: 12

2. Bloemfontein: 11

3. Port Elizabeth: 11

4. Sandton: 249

5. Durban 11

MR J RANTETE

DIRECTOR GENERAL [ACTING]

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI (MP)

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

21 December 2015 - NW4236

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(a) What amount was spent on legal fees by the Tlokwe City Local Municipality in the North West in the (i) 2013-14 and (ii) 2014-15 financial years and (b) what is the breakdown of the specified amounts?

Reply:

This information has been requested from the Tlokwe City Local Municipality and will be communicated to the Honorable Member when it is available.

 

21 December 2015 - NW4114

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)     What due diligence was conducted by the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agency prior to it entering into a contract with the Siyenza Group to construct toilets in the Northern Cape? (2) were any checks conducted on Siyenza Group with respect to their (a) tax clearance and (b) Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) status; if not, why not in each case; if so, (i) what were the outcomes of the specified checks and (ii) why were the (aa) discrepancies and/or (bb) fraudulent nature of the evidence provided not revealed; (3) whether the way forward to regularising the specified contract will involve an open, competitive bidding process; if not, why not; if so, will the (a) process be open to new contractors and (b) CIDB compliance be verified?

Reply:

  1. and (2)

A pre-qualification check was done by the MISA Supply Chain Management unit to check compliance with submission of tender compliance documents i.e. tax clearance certificates, BBBEE Certificates, CIDB rating certificates etc. The tax clearance certificate appeared to be legitimate and was taken at face value. Later MISA introduced an additional control measure or due diligence measure of verification of the authenticity of submitted documents (this verification is not a legal requirement in terms of National Treasury supply chain management regulations). It is through this process that MISA was able to detect that the tax clearance certificate that was submitted by Siyenza Group during tendering and the renewed tax clearance certificate were not issued by SARS, which resulted in MISA cancelling the contract.

(3)

MISA’s contract with the Siyenza Group was terminated by mutual agreement on 25 May 2015. Following the termination of the contract, the Department of Water and Sanitation (the project funder) informed MISA that the balance of the remaining projects under the Siyenza Group contract should be handed back to the Department. The Department of Water and Sanitation indicated that it will utilise other contractors already contracted by the Department to complete the project. There was therefore no need for MISA to proceed with any bidding process to finalise the project. .

21 December 2015 - NW4228

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether each of the five provinces which have been declared drought disaster areas have been gazetted; if not, (a) why not and (b) when will this be done; if so, on what date in each case; (2) (a) how much money has been allocated for drought relief for each affected province and (b) from which budgets will the specified funds be allocated; (3) (a) which areas are affected in each province, (b) what kind of intervention measures are planned and (c) when will the specified measures commence?

Reply:

  1. Yes. All the provinces have been gazetted. The details are in the table below:

Province

Gazette date for drought

  1. KwaZulu-Natal

17 December 2014 and

20 November 2015

  1. North West

24 July 2015

  1. Free State

4 September 2015

  1. Limpopo

13 November 2015

  1. Mpumalanga

25 November 2015 (Premier’s Notice)

2. (a) The National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) allocated an amount of R24.6 million to KwaZulu-Natal in March 2015 as the province was the first to declare a state of drought disaster in this current drought cycle. The amount was made available to address immediate needs regarding water supply for human consumption in the declared areas. The Department of Water and Sanitation also allocated an amount of R352 million for affected municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal Province.

(b) The funds allocated to KwaZulu-Natal by the National Disaster Management Centre is from the Disaster Grant within the departmental budget vote. The indication from the Department of Water and Sanitation is that allocated funds were reprioritised from existing departmental grants.

3. (a) Areas affected in provinces:

Province

Areas affected by drought

  1. KwaZulu-Natal

Ugu District Municpality

  • Hibiscus Coast
  • Umdoni
  • Umzumbe
  • Vulamehlo
  • Umuziwabantu

Umgungundlovu District Municipality

  • uMshwathi
  • Richmond
  • Mpofana
  • Mkhambathini

Uthukela District Municipality

  • Emnambithi/ Ladysmith
  • Indaka
  • Umtshezi
  • Imbabazane

Amajuba District Municipality

  • Newcastle
  • eMadlangeni
  • Dannhauser

Umzinyathi District Municipality

  • Umvoti
  • Nqutu
  • Msinga
  • Endumeni

Zululand District Municipality

  • AbaQulusi
  • Ulundi
  • eDumbe
  • Nongoma
  • uPhongolo

uMkhanyakude District Municipality

  • Umhlabuyalingana
  • Jozini
  • Big Five False Bay
  • Hlabisa
  1. North West

Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality

Ruth Mompati District Municipality

Bojanala District Municipality

Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality

  1. Free State

Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality

  • Mantsopa
  • Setsoto
  • Dihlabeng
  • Nketoana
  • Maluti-a-Phofung
  • Phumelela

Fezile Dabi District Municipality

  • Moqhaka
  • Ngwathe
  • Metsimaholo
  • Mafube

Xhariep District Municipality

  • Letsemeng
  • Kopanong
  • Mohokare
  • Naledi

Lejweleputswa District Municipality

  • Masilonyana
  • Tokologo
  • Tswelopele
  • Matjhabeng
  • Nala

Mangaung Metropolitan (Premier’s Notice)

  1. Limpopo

Capricorn District Municipality

  • Aganang
  • Polokwane
  • Molemole
  • Blouberg
  • Lepelle-Nkumpi

Mopani District Municipality

  • Greater Giyani
  • Greater Tzaneen
  • Greater Letaba
  • Baphalaborwa
  • Maruleng

Sekhukhune District Municipality

  • Elias Motswaledi
  • Ephraim Mogale
  • Greater Tubatse
  • Makhuduthamaga
  • Feta-Kgomo

Waterberg

  • Bela-Bela
  • Modimolle
  • Mookgophong
  • Mogalakwena
  • Lephalale
  • Thabazimbi

Vhembe

  • Makhado
  • Mutale
  • Musina
  • Thulamela
  1. Mpumalanga

(Premier’s Notice)

  • Chief Albert Luthuli Local municipality
  • Msukaligwa Local municipality
  • Mkhondo Local municipality
  • Dr J.S. Moroka Local municipality
  • Dr Pixley ka Isaka Seme Local municipality
  • Thembisile Hani Local municipality
  • Dipaleseng Local municipality
  • Govan Mbeki Local municipality
  • Lekwa Local municipality
  • Emakhazeni Local municipality
  • Thaba Chweu Local municipality
  • Nkomazi Local municipality
  • Bushbuckridge Local municipality
  • Umjindi Local municipality

(b) The priority currently regarding interventions is to address the immediate needs of the affected communities. The priority is on water for human consumption, water for livestock consumption as well as livestock feed.

(c) The implementation of specified measures have commenced already by the various sector departments. The affected sector departments have reprioritised resources from existing resources to address drought related challenges in the affected areas.

21 December 2015 - NW4251

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Topham , Mr B to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng has been approached by Rand Water to assist in installing a telemetry system at all its reservoirs; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what date was the specified municipality approached and (b) what was the response of the specified municipality; (2) (a) what has he found it would cost to install a telemetry system at all the reservoirs in the Ekurhuleni metro and (b) by when could this be done?

Reply:

This information has been requested from the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality and will be communicated to the Honorable Member when it is available.

 

21 December 2015 - NW4202

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Mileham, Mr K to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What are the reasons for (a) his and (b) the Chairperson of the Municipal Demarcation Board’s failure to (i) table and/or (ii) issue the intergovernmental report commissioned by the Minister of Finance on the financial viability and sustainability of the affected municipalities of the latest round of the redeterminations of their outer boundaries to the North Gauteng High Court, which presided over the case that related to the specified redeterminations?

Reply:

Any matter of concern to the member’s political party should or can be raised in the litigation process if the law permits.