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29 November 2017 - NW3670

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether she has made any remedial commitments such as a return holiday trip to the 36 Dutch tourists who were recently robbed at gunpoint while visiting the country; if not, does she plan to put in place any remedial commitments in this regard; if so, (a) what are the relevant details of the commitment, (b) what amount will the commitment cost and (c) how will the commitment be financed?

Reply:

No, the Minister did not make any remedial commitment.

The department is guided by provisions in the Laws and Regulations that govern the management of Public Finances. In this regard, there are no provisions for insurance related or associated support that can be provided by the department. This position also takes into account the unsustainable nature of such support from a financial point of view. It is for this reason that most travellers procure travel insurance covers, which ensures that they are covered in case of emergencies.

However, the tourist can be offered excursions to attractions, in partnership with other government entities and attractions operators. The role of private sector is also critical when it comes to contractual implications for the tourists in terms of operator/s’ commission and associated package expenses.

The department is currently working with all relevant stakeholders to put together a National Coordinating Forum to ensure a coordinated and swift response to such incidences. Added to that, and in the spirit of caring for our tourists, will be the establishment of a “Victim Support Programme” with the main purpose of providing aftercare support to such victims while they are still in the country. This will be done in conjunction with relevant stakeholders where the department will among other things, facilitate the following:

  • Facilitate consular and embassy involvement and contacting families and friends.
  • Feedback on the progress regarding the progress on apprehending the perpetrators and bringing them to book will be done through the embassy.

a) Not applicable

b) Not applicable

c) Not applicable

 

29 November 2017 - NW3459

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

(1)How many officials and/or employees in his department were granted permission to have businesses and/or do business dealings in the past three financial years; (2) are any of the officials and/or employees that have permission to have businesses and/or do business dealings doing business with the Government; if so, (a) what was the purpose of each business transaction, (b) when did each business transaction occur and (c) what was the value of each business transaction?

Reply:

(1) The figures below, reflect the number of officials who were granted permission to conduct remunerative work, outside the South African Police Service (SAPS), in the past three financial years.

APPROVED REMUNERATIVE WORK

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

939

780

973

(2)(a)(b)(c)

In relation to the above mentioned figures, three officials, who were granted approval for remunerative work outside the SAPS, were identified by the Auditor-General, to have conducted business with government:

Persal Number

Rank

Surname and Initials

Supplier Name

Value

Period

71669531

Constable

Mahlangu

Luuboys Sanitation (Pty) Ltd

R55 700,27

2014/2017

70293996

Sergeant

Silinda EP

Silimo General Construction

R153 204,37

2016/2017

70188271

Sergeant

Siwela E

Inkambeni Trading CC

R54 610,07

2016/2017

29 November 2017 - NW3527

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Brauteseth, Mr TJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Whether any children have been reported as (a) missing or (b) having absconded from the Don Mattera Child and Youth Care Centre in Edenvale in 2017; if so, (i) what number of children, (ii) on what dates were they reported as missing or having absconded and (iii) what are the case numbers for each case; (2) what is the progress with regard to the investigation of each case?

Reply:

(1)(a) No, children have not been reported as missing from the centre.

(1)(b) Yes, there have been children that absconded from the centre in 2017.

(1)(i) A total of 15 children absconded from the centre.

(1)(ii)(iii) and (2) A replication of OB numbers appear, due to the fact that some of the youth absconded together and the Don Mattera Child and Youth Care Centre, reported it on the same date and time.

(1)(ii)

Date of Abscondment

(1)(iii)

SAPS OB Number

(2)

Progress/Status

2017/02/04

259/02/2017

Returned to the centre.

2017/02/04

259/02/2017

Child is in the care of his biological mother.

2017/02/07

472/02/2017

Returned to the centre.

2017/02/07

472/02/2017

Child is in the care of her biological father.

2017/03/27

1485/03/2017

Whereabouts unknown.

2017/03/27

1485/03/2017

Returned to the centre.

2017/04/28

2468/04/2017

Whereabouts unknown.

2017/04/28

2468/04/2017

In the care of biological mother.

2017/04/28

2468/04/2017

In the care of biological mother.

2017/04/28

2468/04/2017

In private place of safety in Vereeniging.

2017/04/28

2468/04/2017

In the care of biological mother.

2017/04/28

2468/04/2017

Returned to the centre.

2017/10/30

1911/10/2017

In the care of a place of Safety, Durban.

2017/10/30

1911/10/2017

In the care of significant other.

2017/10/30

1911/10/2017

Whereabouts unknown.

29 November 2017 - NW3580

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What is the total number of supplier invoices that currently remain unpaid by (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him for more than (aa) 30 days, (bb) 60 days, (cc) 90 days and (dd) 120 days and (b) what is the total amount outstanding in each case?

Reply:

(a)(i) On 31 October 2017, a total of 16 invoices were unpaid for suppliers providing goods or services to the South African Police Service (SAPS). This excludes interdepartmental payments. A total of 136 582 invoices were paid, to the value of R1 668 856 934,73. On an annual basis, the SAPS pays in excess of 1, 5 million invoices, valued at R16 435 455 122,00, of which 99,75% of invoices, are paid within 30 days.

(a)(ii) Not applicable to SAPS.

(aa) A total of four supplier invoices were outstanding, after 30 days.

(bb) No invoices were outstanding, after 60 days.

(cc) A total of two invoices were outstanding, after 90 days.

(dd) A total of 10 invoices were outstanding, after 120 days.

The majority of invoices not paid within 30 days, is due to a dispute between the SAPS and the supplier, in respect of the goods and services actually received, against what is invoiced.

(b) In each case, the following amounts remained unpaid:

30 days: R12 365,46.

60 days: nil rand.

90 days: R8 012,04.

120 days: R18 453,39.

29 November 2017 - NW3680

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Health

(1)With reference to his reply to question 2169 on 30 October 2017, (a) in how many cases was there non-compliance with medical negligence court orders in each province (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017, (b) what was the amount awarded in each case and (c) what are the reasons for non-compliance in each case; (2) what is the total number of cases of medical negligence that are still (a) pending and/or (b) that have been instituted in each province where court orders have not been granted yet?

Reply:

(1) (a) in how many cases was there non-compliance with medical negligence court orders in each province (i) each of the past three financial years

NAME OF THE PROVINCE

HOW MANY CASES WAS THERE NON-COMPLIANCE WITH MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE COURT ORDERS

 

(a) (i)2014-2015 Financial year

(a)(i)2015-2016 Financial year

(a)(i)2016-2017 Financial year

(ii)Since 1 April 2017

Eastern Cape

None

None

None

None

Free State

None

None

None

None

Gauteng

None

None

None

22

Kwazulu- Natal

None

None

None

None

Limpopo

None

None

None

None

Mpumalanga

None

None

1

2

Northern Cape

None

None

None

None

North West

None

None

None

None

Western Cape

None

None

None

None

TOTALS

None

None

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(b) what was the amount awarded in each case

NAME OF THE PROVINCE

WHAT WAS THE AMOUNT AWARDED IN EACH CASE

 

2014-2015 Financial year

2015-2016 Financial year

2016-2017 Financial year

Since 1 April 2017

Eastern Cape

None

None

None

_

Free State

None

None

None

None

Gauteng

None

None

None

R17 000 000.00

R17 000 000.00

R25 421 538.00

R16 000 000.00

R27 000 000.00

R18 258 595.00

R17 879 453.00

R20 603 010.00

R 1 162 576.48

R 2 909 955.48

R916 066.50

R 171 465.34

R 391 014.00

R 65 000.00

R 6 115.32

R 150 000.00

R 14 000 000.00

R 50 000.00

R 21 900 208.00

R 17 879 453.00

R 18 090 501.65

R 223 000.00

R900 000.00

Kwazulu- Natal

None

None

None

None

Limpopo

None

None

None

None

Mpumalanga

None

None

R4 109 273.00

R 400 000.00

R 600 000.00

Northern Cape

None

None

None

None

North West

None

None

None

None

Western Cape

None

None

None

None

TOTALS

None

None

R4 109 273.00

R238 977 947.77

(c) what are the reasons for non-compliance in each case;

NAME OF THE PROVINCE

WHAT ARE THE REASONS FOR NON-COMPLIANCE IN EACH CASE

 

2014-2015 Financial year

2015-2016 Financial year

2016-2017 Financial year

Since 1 April 2017

Eastern Cape

None

None

None

_

Free State

None

None

None

None

Gauteng

None

None

None

The court orders are received late through the office of the state attorney. And that same are processed through the office of treasury.

Kwazulu- Natal

None

None

None

None

Limpopo

None

None

None

None

Mpumalanga

None

None

The claimant’s attorneys bank account not yet verified through Central Supplier Database as required by National Treasury, as a result they cannot obtain tax clearance from SARS

The claimant’s attorneys bank account not yet verified through Central Supplier Database as required by National Treasury, as a result they cannot obtain tax clear

Northern Cape

None

None

None

None

North West

None

None

None

None

Western Cape

None

None

None

None

TOTALS

None

None

None

None

(2) The following table reflects the details in this regard

NAME OF THE PROVINCE

WHAT IS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES OF MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE THAT ARE STILL (A) PENDING

(B)THAT HAVE BEEN INSTITUTED IN EACH

PROVINCE WHERE COURT ORDERS HAVE NOT

BEEN GRANTED YET?

Eastern Cape

2289

2289

Free State

191

191

Gauteng

_

_

Kwazulu- Natal

2077

2077

Limpopo

731

731

Mpumalanga

418

418

Northern Cape

75

75

North West

377

377

Western Cape

308

308

TOTALS

6466

6466

END.

29 November 2017 - NW3460

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

(1)How many officials and/or employees in his department were granted permission to have businesses and/or do business dealings in the past three financial years; (2) are any of the officials and/or employees that have permission to have businesses and/or do business dealings doing business with the Government; if so, (a) what was the purpose of each business transaction, (b) when did each business transaction occur and (c) what was the value of each business transaction?

Reply:

(1) None;

(2) None. However, the Department has received applications from employees. The applications are being reviewed for possible recommendation to the Minister for consideration for approval. The following table reflects the details in this regard:

Official's level of position

Number of applications

Type of business

Level 13

3

  • Dressmaking, catering, baking and farming;
  • Lecturing;
  • Examiner and marking of thesis

Level 12

1

Lecturing lessons for students via on-line

Level 10

1

Taxi owner

Level 7

1

Dispensing of medicines (Locum Pharmacist)

(b) Not applicable;

(c) Not applicable.

END.

29 November 2017 - NW3519

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to his reply to oral question 134 on 7 September 2017, did he apply to the Speaker of the National Assembly for an extension within which to table his reply to question 1857 in accordance with National Assembly Rule 145(5), which directs that all questions for written reply should be replied to within 10 working days; if not, how does he justify breaking the Rules of the National Assembly?

Reply:

The reply to question 134 was made during the Oral reply and submitted on the following date 2017/09/07.

29 November 2017 - NW3636

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entity reporting to her own land; if so, in each case, (i) where is each plot of land located, (ii) what is the size of each specified plot and (iii) what is each plot currently being used for?

Reply:

a) Department own land

(i) Where is each plot of land located

(ii) What is the size of each specified plot

(iii) What is each plot currently being used for

None, the Department does not own any land

Not applicable

Not applicable

b) South African Tourism own land

(i) Where is each plot of land located

(ii) What is the size of each specified plot

(iii) What is each plot currently being used for

90 Protea Road, Chistlehurston; 2196

5345 m2

SAT offices.

29 November 2017 - NW3394

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

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

Reply:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

29 November 2017 - NW3662

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Kohler-Barnard, Ms D to ask the Minister of Police

What is the breakdown of the total number of (a) top management, (b) senior management, (c) commissioned officers, (d) non-commissioned officers and (e) Public Service Act employees of the South African Police Service in each province?

Reply:

(a)(b)(c)(d)(e)

The breakdown of the total number of (a) top management, (b) senior management, (c) commissioned officers, (d) non-commissioned officers and (e) Public Service Act employees of the South African Police Service (SAPS), in each province, is as follows:

Province

(a)

Top Management

(b)

Senior Management

(c)

Commissioned Officers

(d)

Non-Commissioned Officers

(e)

Public Service Act Employees

Western Cape

1

80

2 674

15 745

4 427

Eastern Cape

1

66

2 247

14 157

4 658

Northern Cape

1

42

831

5 509

2 007

KwaZulu-Natal

1

81

3 276

18 161

5 513

Free State

1

44

1 374

8 617

2 791

North West

1

46

1 280

6 784

2 441

Mpumalanga

1

49

1 360

7 823

2 493

Gauteng

1

117

4 680

24 627

6 224

Limpopo

1

58

1 684

8 576

2 900

29 November 2017 - NW3343

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Health

With reference to his reply to question 861 on 11 April 2016, (a) what is the status of the Senekal Clinic in the O R Tambo section in eastern Free State, (b) what amount was paid to the contractor who did not comply with the terms and conditions of the contract and (c) what are the relevant details of the specified contractor?

Reply:

(a) Senekal Clinic in OR Tambo Section was opened in July 2016 after it was renovated;

(b) The contractor was only paid for the work done which is R4,800,000.00 (four million and eight hundred thousand rand). The contractor complied with the specifications up to the point where they were unable to continue with the project;

(c) The name of the contractor appointed was Steward Scott Mafuri Joint Venture (Pty) Ltd.

END.

29 November 2017 - NW3243

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Kohler-Barnard, Ms D to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What number of surveillance cameras does the SA Police Service (SAPS) (a) own and (b) operate in each province; (2) whether, with regard to the shootings that took place in the Marikana informal settlement in Philippi in the Western Cape in October 2017, the SAPS has (a) gathered and (b) analysed surveillance footage of the specified areas at the time of the incidents from (i) their own surveillance cameras and/or (ii) privately owned surveillance cameras; if not, why not, in each case; if so, in each case, how many hours of footage was analysed?

Reply:

(1)(a)(b) A total of 106 South African Police Service (SAPS) sites have surveillance cameras. A total of 37 sites are operational which include:

      • Division: Forensic Services – eight sites.
      • Eastern Cape – seven sites.
      • KwaZulu-Natal – 16 sites.
      • Northern Cape – one site.
      • North West – one site.
      • Western Cape – four sites.

There is currently no surveillance cameras installed and owned by SAPS in public places. Where surveillance cameras are installed by other government departments within the metropolitan areas, the SAPS will either have personnel posted in the control room, or in some instances, have access to the surveillance footage in the Provincial Joints Operational Centre (ProvJOC).

(2)(a) No.

(2)(b) No.

(2)(b)(i) No.

(2)(b)(ii) There is no SAPS or privately owned surveillance camera footprint in the Marikana informal settlement, in Philippi.

29 November 2017 - NW3679

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Health

What is the total amount that was budgeted for medical negligence claims in each province (a) in the (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2017?

Reply:

Provincial Departments do not make provision for budgets for medical negligence claims, due to the fact that Provincial Treasuries discourage budget in this regard as it is treated as fruitless and wasteful expenditure, which requires nil budget and has been treated in that manner in respect of all the relevant financial years.

END.

29 November 2017 - NW3340

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

With reference to his reply to question 862 on 25 April 2016, what is being done to assist patients who opt to sleep on benches at the Butterworth Hospital waiting for patients transport when referred to Frere and/or Cecilia Makiwane Hospitals from Butterworth Hospital?

Reply:

The Province is indeed aware of this challenge and is looking at various options to alleviate this challenge. This problem arises from the fact that the Province has only got three (3) Tertiary hospitals which can be as far as 200 to 300 km from the referring hospital and can take up to five (5) hours to reach owing to the distance and terrain.

In the medium term, the Department plans to develop halfway houses, where these patients would be accommodated in a dignified manner, however owing to competing infrastructure needs, this cannot be achieved in the short term.

Furthermore, the Department is looking at organising an EMS Professional Emergency service that will be flying Scarce Professionals to out-of-reach District Hospitals, that way saving patients who have to travel to the Tertiary hospitals and thus sleeping at the referring hospitals to await transportation.

END.

29 November 2017 - NW3239

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Whether the SA Police Service stations in the municipal areas of (a) Bela-Bela, (b) Lephalale, (c) Modimolle, (d) Mookgophong and (e) Thabazimbi in Limpopo comply with the minimum standards of sector policing; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) what is the total number of (a) vehicles available compared to the required number needed, (b) police officers in each rank and (c) vacancies in each rank in each of the specified police stations; (3) what is the total number of (a) farm murders that were reported in each of the specified police stations from 1 January 2016 and (b) of the specified cases, how many resulted in successful convictions?

Reply:

(1)(a) Bela-Bela municipal area:

The Bela-Bela Police Station does not comply with minimum standards of sector policing. There are two sector managers, without sector teams. A minimum of at least 16 members are required to be divided into four groups, in order for the sectors to function on a 24-hour basis.

(1)(b) Lephalale municipal area:

The Lephalale Police Station complies with the minimum standards of sector policing.

(1)(c) Modimolle municipal area:

The Modimolle Police Station does not comply with the minimum standards of sector policing, due to inadequate human and physical resources.

(1)(d) Mookgophong municipal area:

The Mookgopong Police Station does not comply with the minimum standards of sector policing, due to inadequate human and physical resources.

(1)(e) Thabazimbi municipal area:

The Thabazimbi Police Station does not comply with the minimum standards of sector policing, due to the lack of resources.

(2)(a)(b)(c)

Specified police stations

(2)(a)

Total number of vehicles available compared to the required number needed.

(2)(b)

Total number of police officers in each rank.

(2)(c)

Total number of vacancies in each rank

 

Number of vehicles available

Number of vehicles needed

   

a) Bela-Bela

18

21

Lieutenant Colonel- 1

Captain- 3

Warrant Officer- 13

Sergeant- 19

Constable- 42

0

0

3

13

9

b) Lephalale

12

8

Lieutenant Colonel- 1

Captain- 1

Warrant Officer- 6

Sergeant- 4

Constable- 20

0

0

2

2

16

c) Modimolle

28

18

Colonel- 1

Lieutenant Colonel- 3

Captain- 13

Warrant Officer- 24

Sergeant- 17

Constable- 24

0

0

0

0

0

0

d) Mookgophong

17

10

Lieutenant Colonel- 1

Captain- 12

Warrant Officer- 19

Sergeant- 9

Constable- 18

0

0

0

0

0

e) Thabazimbi

22

25

Lieutenant Colonel- 1

Captain- 3

Warrant Officer- 10

Sergeant- 11

Constable- 41

0

0

5

10

0

(3)(a)(b)

Specified police stations.

(3)(a)

Total number of farm murders reported, from 1 January 2016.

(3)(b)

Total number of specified cases, that resulted in successful convictions.

a) Bela-Bela

2

No convictions

b) Lephalale

3

Three convictions

c Modimolle

2

No convictions

d) Mookgophong

0

0

e) Thabazimbi

1

No arrests

29 November 2017 - NW3567

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Economic Development

(a) What is the total number of supplier invoices that currently remain unpaid by (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him for more than (aa) 30 days, (bb) 60 days, (cc) 90 days and (dd) 120 days and (b) what is the total amount outstanding in each case? NW3995E

Reply:

a) The Economic Development Department, IDC, ITAC and Competition Tribunal EDD do not have any outstanding supplier invoices that remain unpaid for more than 30 days.

b) The Competition Commission currently has 40 outstanding invoices.

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The reasons are as follows:

Banking Details outstanding: 13

Unresolved dispute with the supplier: 9

Supply Chain Documents outstanding: 18

The Competition Commission is still in discussion with the suppliers to have all payments resolved.

-END-

29 November 2017 - NW3181

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What are the details including the ranks of service providers and/or contractors from which (a) his department and (b) the entities reporting to him procured services in the past five years; (2) what (a) service was provided by each service provider and/or contractor and (b) amount was each service provider and/or contractor paid; (3) (a) how many of these service providers are black-owned entities, (b) what contract was each of the black-owned service providers awarded and (c) how much was each black-owned service provider paid?

Reply:

(1)(a)(2)(a)(b) and (3)(a)(b)(c)

All government departments, including the South African Police Service (SAPS), invite, evaluate and award bids, in terms of the prescripts of the Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017, issued in terms of section 5 of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act No 5 of 2000).

Subsequently, bidders are awarded Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) preferential points, in terms of their B-BBEE status level of contribution.

The award for bids is based on the 80/20 and the 90/10 points system. The acceptable bid which has the highest points, is awarded the contract. The ownership of service providers/contractors is incorporated into the B-BBEE certificates, issued by SANAS accredited agencies, which forms part of the formula above.

The following information can be reported for the last five financial years;

2013/2014 financial year:

Total bids awarded

Total value awarded (R)

Bids awarded to B-BBEE

Total value awarded to B-BBEE (R)

142

R520 665 157,96

109

R333 376 196,92

2014/2015 financial year:

Total bids awarded

Total value awarded (R)

Bids awarded to B-BBEE

Total value awarded to B-BBEE (R)

225

R2 955 181 290,05

194

R1 932 279 662,17

2015/2016 financial year:

Total bids awarded

Total value awarded (R)

Bids awarded to B-BBEE

Total value awarded to B-BBEE (R)

115

R2 624 928 898,71

102

R2 394 672 966,48

2016/2017 financial year:

Total bids awarded

Total value awarded (R)

Bids awarded to B-BBEE

Total value awarded to B-BBEE (R)

128

R6 873 074 437,69

126

R6 604 372 140,55

Bids awarded for the current financial year (up to end September 2017):

Total bids awarded

Total value awarded (R)

Bids awarded to B-BBEE

Total value awarded to B-BBEE (R)

98

R1 192 360 596,45

98

R1 192 360 596,45

(1)(b) This information will be provided by the entities reporting to the Minister of Police.

29 November 2017 - NW2922

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

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

Reply:

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

29 November 2017 - NW3518

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Health

(1)With reference to his reply to question 2540 on 22 September 2017, what would be the total cost to the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in respect of adhering to the national normative ratio of one ambulance to 10 000 people; (2) (a) what should the ideal number of ambulances be in each shift in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality and (b) what is the number of existing shifts and ambulances that are allocated to each shift; (3) are any of the ambulances in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality not in working order; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether the 212 ambulances operating within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality have all the basic equipment needed at all times; if not, (a) what basic equipment needed at all times is missing from each ambulance, (b) what is the projected cost to repair and provide all ambulances with all the basic equipment needed at all times; (5) (a) whether the 45 ambulances are owned and managed by the Gauteng Department of Health Provincial EMS operational (b) what are the specific functions of these ambulances and (c) do they form part of the national normative ratio of one ambulance per 10 000 people?

Reply:

1. The approximate cost to Ekurhuleni Metropolitan in respect of one ambulance to 10 000 people is R668,091,000.00;

(2) (a) The ideal number of operational ambulances in Ekurhuleni should be 96 per shift.

    (b) There are four existing shifts which are rostered on a 12 hour basis with 63 operational ambulances allocated per shift.

3. Yes, 28 ambulances are at workshops.

4. All 212 operational ambulances are equipped with the basic ambulance equipment.

(a) There is no basic ambulance equipment missing when the ambulance is operational.

(b) None. See (a) above.

5. (a) Yes.

(b) These ambulances respond to all ill or injured patients as well as undertake inter-facility transfers. They also transport chronically ill patients to specialist health facilities for appointments and treatment.

(c) Yes.

END.

29 November 2017 - NW3182

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

(1)What are the details including the ranks of service providers and/or contractors from which (a) his department and (b) the entities reporting to him procured services in the past five years; (2) what (a) service was provided by each service provider and/or contractor and (b) amount was each service provider and/or contractor paid; (3) (a) how many of these service providers are black-owned entities, (b) what contract was each of the black-owned service providers awarded and (c) how much was each black-owned service provider paid?

Reply:

1. (a) The Department concluded 271 Contracts (Tenders) which were awarded to 289 Service Providers.

2. (a) The services provided ranged from general goods and services and construction works and services.

(b) The total contract value associated with the awards is R 3 254 243 582.91 and as at 30 September 2017 an amount of R 1 793 385 746.65 has been paid to Service Providers as referenced in 1 (a) above.

(3) (a) In terms of the Preferential Procurement Regulation of 2011 as amended the Service Providers are measured on B-BBEE contribution levels and not purely on their black status;

(b) the awards made are based on B-BBEE contribution and form part of the contract value amount as referenced in 2 (b) above.

(c) As at 30 September 2017 an amount of R 1 793 385 746.65 has been paid to Service Providers.

END.

28 November 2017 - NW3417

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) On what dates were vehicle testing centres inspected in each province in the last three financial years, (b) who undertook these inspections, (c) what were the findings of each respective inspection, (d)(i) which centres passed the inspections and (ii) which centres did not, (e)(i) what are the criteria that are used to ensure these centres pass the inspections and (ii) what criteria are used that ensure that these centres fail the inspections and (f)(i) why did each centre fail the inspections and (ii) what is being done to change this in respect of each centre?

Reply:

(a) This information is provided in tables 1.1 to 3.9 attached.

(b) The inspections were performed by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) in their capacity as the Inspectorate for Testing Stations.

(c) Due to the volume of data, the findings were summarised and listed in tables 1.1 to 3.9 attached under the columns “Recommendations” and “Comments”.

(d) (i) and (ii) This information is provided in tables 1.1 to 3.9 attached.

(e) (i) and (ii) Vehicle Testing Stations are inspected in accordance with the prescripts of the National Road Traffic Act (93 of 1996) and the Regulations together with the South African National Standards (SANS) referred to in the Act namely SANS 10216:2017 titled Evaluation of Vehicle Test Stations and SANS 10047:2009 titled Testing of motor vehicles for roadworthiness.

(f) (i) This information is provided in tables 1.1 to 3.9 attached.

(ii) Upon conclusion of each inspection the SABS leaves detailed findings with the Management Representative of the vehicle testing station or a suitable person in the absence of the management representative. The vehicle testing station is requested by the SABS to supply proof of evidence that they have applied corrective and preventative action to address the findings as raised during each inspection. In the event that the Inspectorate received no corrective or preventative action, or where such corrective or preventative action is not acceptable, the Inspectorate makes a suitable recommendation to the respective Province. A TS4 recommendation can be regarded as a warning that findings can lead to suspension. A TS5 recommendation is a recommendation for suspension. The final decision to suspend or close the Vehicle Testing Station and any corrective action rests upon the MEC of the Province.

28 November 2017 - NW3598

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Stander, Ms T to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

Whether her department has put any mechanisms and/or programmes in place to combat the practices of (a) female gender mutilation, (b) forced marriages and (c) child marriages (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

a) The Department is unable to respond to section (b) of the main question as there is no phenomenon such as female gender mutilation.

b) Forced marriages are not allowed and it’s the same as kidnapping, abduction therefore we have a court ruling on the Jezile matter.

c) Child marriages are within the purview of the department of Home Affairs and the question should be directed to that department.

________________________

Approved by the Minister on

Date……………………….

28 November 2017 - NW3818

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) Why has the 2016-17 annual report of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa not been tabled, (b) by which date will the specified report be tabled and (c) what processes, procedures and mechanisms are in place to ensure that future annual reports are tabled on time?

Reply:

a) PRASA requested extension to submit because the audit was not funded.

b) Once the audit has been finalized it will be incorporated in the draft annual report, signed off and submitted.

c) The department held discussions with AGSA on measures to ensure that audits are finalised on time including placing reliance on Interim Audit.

28 November 2017 - NW3595

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

(a) What is the total number of supplier invoices that currently remain unpaid by (i) her Office and (ii) each entity reporting to her for more than (aa) 30 days, (bb) 60 days, (cc) 90 days and (dd) 120 days and (b) what is the total amount outstanding in each case?

Reply:

a) The number of invoices currently remaining unpaid by:

(i) The Department:

aa) 30 days - None

bb) 60 days - None

cc) 90 days - None

dd) 120 days - 1 Invoice for Department of Public Works

(ii) Entity - Not applicable

b) R2,812,015.89

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Approved by the Minister on

Date……………………….

28 November 2017 - NW3170

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Minister in The Presidency

(1)What are the details including the ranks of service providers and/or contractors from which (a) her department and (b) the entities reporting to her procured services in the past five years; (2) what (a) service was provided by each service provider and/or contractor and (b) amount was each service provider and/or contractor paid; (3) (a) how many of these service providers are black-owned entities, (b) what contract was each of the black-owned service providers awarded and (c) how much was each black-owned service provider paid?

Reply:

1. The department has a complete list of suppliers from which services were procured for the past five years. In total, the number of suppliers is 400 over the 4 years period. All service providers complied with National Treasury Regulations and are registered with the DTI and on the Central Supplier Database (CSD) of National Treasury. Overall, all service providers complied with the government procurement requirements.

2. a) The service providers rendered services in all areas that required procurement i.e.

    1. Advertisement
    2. Minor Assets
    3. Catering
    4. Consultant Services
    5. Contractors
    6. Consumable items
    7. Rental & Hiring Services
    8. Venues & Facilities
    9. Operating expenditure
    10. Machinery & Equipment (Moveable Capital Assets), etc.

b) The total procurement value over the period is as follows:

  1. 2013-2014 – R 8,460,791
  2. 2014-2015 – R 8,861,085
  3. 2015-2016 – R 14,655,104
  4. 2016-2017 – R 7,814,387

3. Suppliers contributing level as per the B-BBEE chart:

B-BBEE STATUS

SCORE ON SCORECARD

RECOGNITION

Level 1

>100 points

135%

Level 2

95 but < than 100

125%

Level 3

90 but < than 95

110%

Level 4

80 but < than 90

100%

Level 5

75 but < than 80

80%

Level 6

70 but < than 75

60%

Level 7

55 but < than 70

50%

Level 8

40 but < than 55

10%

Non-Compliant

<40 points

0%

(i)  2013-2014

     Level 1 – 107

     Level 2 – 8

    Level 3 – 11

    Level 4 – 7

    Level 7 – 1

(ii) 2014-2015:

Level 1 – 38

Level 2 – 7

Level 3 – 5

Level 4 – 5

Level 6 – 1

Level 7 – 1

(iii) 2015-2016:

Level 1 – 92

Level 2 – 7

Level 3 – 8

Level 4 – 7

Level 5 – 5

Level 7 – 1

(iv) 2016-2017:

Level 1 – 73

Level 2 – 10

Level 3 – 2

Level 4 – 5

Level 7 – 1

________________________

Approved by the Minister on

Date……………………….

28 November 2017 - NW3727

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the community protest actions in the Matatiele region regarding the state of disrepair of the road network in the specified region, what (a) is his department’s assessment of the (i) access, (ii) district, (iii) regional and (iv) primary road networks in the greater Matatiele region and (b) plans are there to attend to the repairs and maintenance of the specified road networks?

Reply:

a) (i) (ii) (iii) and (iv) R56 commences just outside of Pietermaritzburg and navigate the eastern region of the KZN province. It consists of various sections of roads which are Main road P5; P416; N2; P609 and traverse the towns of Richmond, Ixopo, Umzimkhulu and Kokstad respectively, R56 then further extends outside the border of the KwaZulu Natal province to Matatiele.

The KwaZulu Natal Department of Transport embarked on an exercise to do Condition Assessment for the Province for the total paved network of approximately 7650 kilometres consisting of provincial and district roads.

Upon completion of the exercise, it was found that 66% of the entire network was not in a good condition. A priority list was deduced based on the severity of defects on the roads and using the limited available funding, rehabilitation measures were implemented.

Route 56 has always been a high priority as it forms part of a link between the provinces of KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape and the country of Lesotho and over the years the KZN Department of Transport has done rehabilitation work to ensure safe transition and will continue to plan for maintenance activities accordingly.

b) Whilst 32 kilometers of P609 which is the nearest section of road from the KZN province region to the Eastern Cape boarder, towards Matatiele, it can be confirmed that the rehabilitation plans are only envisaged to commence during the 2020-21 financial year. With the current condition of the road being deemed as poor due to defects related to functionality, the structural capacity of the road is however relevantly sound and poses no risk to the design life of the road or any other unanticipated catastrophic failures. However, holding maintenance measures in a form of patching and pothole repairs where necessary will be conducted on an ongoing basis to ensure safe driving conditions.

28 November 2017 - NW3647

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether the SA Broadcasting Corporation owns any land; if so, (a) where is each plot of land located, (b) what is the size of each specified plot and (c) what is each plot currently used for?

Reply:

1.SABC owns land in Polokwane, Limpopo a plot in Tweefontein

(a) Tweefontein Farm, Polokwane Limpopo

(c) The farm is currently being occupied by the SAPS Mounted Division.

2.SABC owns land in KwaZulu Natal, Durban 3 pieces of land in Kingsmead

(a) Kingsmead, Durban, KwaZulu Natal

(c) The Land is used for parking by SABC staff.

3. SABC owns land in Emnotweni Riverside Park, Mbombela, Mpumalanga

(a) Emnotweni Riverside Park, Mbombela, Mpumalanga

(c) The land is vacant

Approved/ Not approved

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Ms. Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane MP,

Minister of Communications

Date:

 

28 November 2017 - NW3411

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the Prasa signalling systems and maintenance work after the Elandsfontein train crash, (a) why has maintenance work on the signalling systems stopped in some areas in Gauteng, (b) what is being done to resume and complete this work in each area respectively and (c) what are the timelines and deadlines for each area in this regard?

Reply:

a) The maintenance of the signalling system has never stopped in some areas in Gauteng. It has intensified working hand in hand with the Rail Safety Regulator (RSR) with a dedicated joint team of inspectors from RSR and Metro-rail signalling technicians.

b) Refer to (a) above

c) Refer to (a) above

28 November 2017 - NW3608

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Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entity reporting to her own land; if so, in each case, (i) where is each plot of land located, (ii) what is the size of each specified plot and (iii) what is each plot currently being used for?

Reply:

(a) & (b) Except for the SABC, the Department of Communications and the other entities in its portfolio do not own land. The details of the land owned by the SABC are as follows:

Polokwane, Limpopo

  1. Tweefontein Farm, Polokwane Limpopo.l
  2. The farm is currently being occupied by the SAPS Mounted Division.

KwaZulu Natal, Durban three(3) pieces of land in Kingsmead

(i) Kingsmead, Durban, KwaZulu Natal

(ii) The Land is used for parking by SABC staff.

Emnotweni Riverside Park, Mbombela, Mpumalanga

(i) Emnotweni Riverside Park, Mbombela, Mpumalanga.

(ii) The land is vacant.

Approved/ Not approved

________________________________

Ms. Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane MP,

Minister

Date:

28 November 2017 - NW3378

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) (a) What number of projects did his department undertake in Gauteng (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017 and (b) what is the (i) name, (ii) scope, (iii) (aa) budget allocated and (bb) actual expenditure to date, (iv) location, (v) set date for starting construction and (vi) projected completion date of each project; (2) Whether construction started on time for each project; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Please refer to the attached annexures, A, B, C and D

Item

Financial Year

Total allocation

Expenditure

Construction Stage (5B)

Practical Completion Stage (6A)

List of Projects

 

2014/15

89 041 535

63 589 381

8

5

Annexure A

 

2015/16

650 953 391

605 842 084

6

2

Annexure B

 

2016/17

117 212 499

152 800 596

6

4

Annexure C

 

2017/18

81 876 294

26 405 840

8

3

Annexure D

Total

939 083 719

848 637 901

28

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28 November 2017 - NW3697

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)(a) What amount did (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her spend on advertising in community (aa) print, (bb) radio and (cc) television media in each of the past five financial years; (2) (a) whether the expenditure on advertising in community media has decreased or increased, (b) what are the reasons for the fluctuation in the expenditure on advertising in community media and (c) how does this support the undertaking to spend 30% of advertising expenditure in her department on community media?

Reply:

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

REPLY

1. The Department of Communications has spent the following amounts on advertising in community media:2014/15 =R4 844 392.58

(a) Community print = R0.00

(b) Community Radio= R4 844 392.58

(c) Community TV = R0.00

2015/16 = R1 089 569.85

(a) Print = R0.00

(b) Radio = R380 000.00

(c) Television Media = R531 427.43

2016/17 = R0.00

(a) Print = R0.00

(b) Radio = R0.00

(c) Television Media = R0.00

2. (a) The advertising spend on community media has decreased.

(b) The departmental communications budget has decreased over the years

(c) The department continues to support community media in communicating with citizens

SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION (SABC)

1. 2012/13- R630 600.00

(a) Print - R190 505.00

(b) Radio - R107 043.00

(c) Television Media - R333 053.00

2013/14- R469 194.00

  1. Print- R195 152.00
  2. Radio-R274 042.00
  3. Television media-R0.00

2014/15- R19 062.00

(a) Print-R0.00

(b) Radio-R19 062.00

(c) Television media-R0.00

2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 did not have expenditure.

(2). (a) Expenditure has declined

(b) The decline is due to the fact that SABC uses its own platforms as a cost containment measure.

MEDIA DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSITY AGENCY (MDDA)

  1. (a) Not applicable

(b) The MDDA has not placed advertising in community media over the past five years.

(c) Not applicable

  1. (a) Not applicable

(b) Not applicable, and

(c) The MDDA does not have a budget for advertising.

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA

  1. 2013/14- R0.00

(a) Print = R0.00

(b) Radio = R0.00

(c) Television Media = R0.00

2014/15 –R0.00

(a) Print = R0.00

(b) Radio = R0.00

(c) Television Media = R0.00

2015/16- R420 000.00

(a) Print = R120 000.00

(b) Radio = R300 000.00

(c) Television Media = R0.00

2016/17-R400 000.00

(a) Print = R0.00

(b) Radio = R400 000.00

(c) Television Media = R0.00

2017/18- 920 000.00

(a) Print = R400 000.00

(b) Radio = R420 000.00

(c) Television Media = R100 000.00

(2)(a) Advertising expenditure has relatively remained the same throughout the years. This is due to Brand South Africa’s improved relations with media which has resulted in more added value in the form of free Public Relations, being offered to Brand South Africa.

(b) No fluctuations

(c) Not applicable

FILMS AND PUBLICATION BOARD

  1. 2012/2013- R2,240 754.13

(a)Print- R686 241.41

(b)Radio- R961 510.20

(b)Television Media- R593 002.52

2013/2014- R 2,697 202, 48

(a)Print- R528 241.41

(b)Radio- R1, 185,080.00

(b)Television Media- R983 881.07

2014/2015- R2, 114 336.37

(a)Print- R410 481.42

(b)Radio- R231 670.80

(b)Television Media- R1 472 214.15

2015/2016- R1, 220 883.08

(a)Print- R456 615.03

(b)Radio- R0.00

(b)Television Media- R764.268.05

2016/2017- R924 015.65

(a)Print- R442 329.23

(b)Radio- R0.00

(b)Television Media- R481 686.42

2017/2018 - R269 241.62

(a)Print- R0.00

(b)Radio- R0.00

(b)Television Media- R269 241.62

2 (a) Over the past 5 years, FPB’s advertising spend amounted to approximately R4 025 810.00. However, only less than 5% (R43 092 – Cape TV) of the total amount was spent on community media, radio, TV and print combined.

(b) Not applicable.

(c) Not applicable.

INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATION AUTHORITY OF SOUTH AFRICA (ICASA)

  1. 2012-2013- R67,300.00
  2. Print- 20,000.00
  3. Radio- R47,300.00
  4. Television Media- 0

2013-2014- R325, 906.94

  1. Print- R325,906.94
  2. Radio-0
  3. Television Media-0

2014-2015-R161, 223.94

  1. Print-0
  2. Radio-R161,223.94
  3. Television Media- 0

2015-2016- R169, 124.00

  1. Print-R48,250.00
  2. Radio-R120,874.00
  3. Television-0

2016-2017- R48, 000.00

  1. Print- 0
  2. Radio-48,000.00
  3. Television- 0
  1. (a) Expenditure increased over the past 5 years

(b) Expenditure on advertising in community media is dependent on outreach campaigns planned per financial year.

(c) Amount spent to date is below the 30% threshold required as it is dependent on the campaigns .

Approved/ Not approved

________________________________

Ms. Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane MP,

Minister

Date:

 

28 November 2017 - NW3816

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

When will the SA National Roads Agency Limited reconstruct the demolished pedestrian bridge over the N1 adjacent to the bridge where Solomon Mahlangu Drive K69 crosses the N1 in Erasmusrand, Tshwane?

Reply:

The Tender for the construction of the new Bridge has closed, and SANRAL is currently busy with the tender evaluation and adjudication process. It is envisaged that construction of the bridge will commence in February 2018 and will be completed by February 2019.

28 November 2017 - NW3656

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) By which date are the Gibela-built trains scheduled for delivery and (b) what number of the specified trains will be delivered; (2) whether the trains have been tested; if so, (a) on what date(s) and (b) what problems have been identified; (3) whether the trains can be used; if not, why not; if so, by which date; (4) whether the trains need any modifications for South African conditions; if so, what modifications; (5) in terms of the total number of trains to be delivered by Gibela, (a) is the price fixed to the total number of contracts or fixed to the delivery date and (b) is any hedging in place?

Reply:

1. (a) Delivery has been separated into 2 batches. PRASA accepted the first 18 trains

(manufactured in Brazil) from December 2016 until September 2017. These train-sets are already in operation in the north part of Gauteng

(b) The remaining 582 trains will be delivered from the Local Factory in Dunnottar Park, Ekurhuleni, with the first train expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2018.

2. (a) The trains have been tested in accordance with the acceptance process between

PRASA, Gibela and the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR). The tests ensured that the trains meet PRASA’s specifications, including adherence to the Railway Safety Regulator standards. PRASA conducts tests on all trains before accepting them for operational use. These tests have been conducted in line with the delivery dates. Furthermore, the tests and results were submitted to the RSR before accepting the first train.

(b) There are no technical problems with the trains. The trains meet PRASA’s specification and RSR standards.

3. The trains are currently being used for operations between the Pienaarspoort and Pretoria corridor.

4. The trains have been manufactured specifically for PRASA, that is, they have been manufactured in line with PRASA’s specification and meet South African railway conditions.

5. (a) PRASA has contracted with Gibela for 600 New Trains for a fixed contract value of R59 billion (2014 prices).

    (b) Gibela has been responsible for hedging for the duration from FY2014/15 to FY2020/21.

 

28 November 2017 - NW3499

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether the rotary uninterrupted back-up power supply support engine of the rail signalling system of the Gauteng Nerve Centre (GNC) is functional; if not, by which date will it be functional; (2) (a) what number of the GNC’s 92 train stations have been commissioned with the new Siemens electronic interlocking system and (b) why were the specified stations commissioned with the specified system; (3) whether the GNC’s central traffic control centre satellite system is functional; if not, (a) what will the effect be on the operations of the GNC and (b) by which date will it be functional?

Reply:

  1. Yes, the GNC rotary generator is functional and working very well.
  2. (a)(b) To date, 20 stations are equipped with the new signalling electronic interlocking system. (b) The stations are commissioned with this new interlocking system to improve safety, reliability and operational flexibility.
  3. The GNC traffic control is functional. To date, the GNC operates the Irene, Olifantsfontein, Kaalfontein, Leralla and Tembisa corridor on a new signaling system. Currently, PRASA is moving the southern line which includes Midway – Residensia Corridor into the GNC. More stations will follow and be operated at the GNC once they are equipped with the new signaling system.

 

28 November 2017 - NW3447

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1)How many officials and/or employees in her department were granted permission to have businesses and/or do business dealings in the past three financial years; (2)Are any of the officials and/or employees that have permission to have businesses and/or do business dealings doing business with the Government; if so, (a) what was the purpose of each business transaction, (b) when did each business transaction occur and (c) what was the value of each business transaction?

Reply:

The following are the Departmental records as per the financial year:

For the 2014/15 financial year:

(1) Sixteen officials requested permission to conduct remunerative work outside their official employment. The permission was denied by the Head of Department.

For the 2015/2016 financial year:

Thirty three officials requested permission to conduct remunerative work outside the Department. Approval was not granted by the Head of Department.

For the 2016/2017 financial year

Thirty one officials requested permission to conduct remunerative work outside the Department, but the permission was not granted by the Head of Department.

(2)The Head of Department had not granted permission to any official to conduct remunerative work outside the Department. (a) The Department has no records of any official conducting or engaging in any business transaction. (b) The Department has no records of any business transactions by its officials. (c) The Department has no records of any business transactions and their value.

28 November 2017 - NW3726

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What is his department’s assessment of the condition of the R56 road between Kokstad and Matatiele and (b) what plans does his department have in place to attend to the repair and maintenance of the specified road?

Reply:

a) R56 between Kokstad and Matatiele is formally named in the Department as P609. The overall condition of this portion of R56 can be deemed being in a poor to very poor condition. A network level visual assessment of the road was carried out in June 2017.

The first 8 km’s of the road are in a very poor condition having a surface condition index of less than 25%. This section has very poor drainage, which has resulted in extensive crocodile cracking of a severe nature with scattered occurrences of pumping. The section also has severe longitudinal cracking and intermittent patch failure. Severe potholes were also identified as a common occurrence on this first 8km stretch.

The rest of the road, from km 8 to km 32 shows more or less the same kind of defects as the first uniform section but these defects can be described as being in the warning category. The average surface condition index for this section can be estimated to be about 40%, deeming this section as being in a poor condition. The potholes identified in the section are no more than a degree 3 collectively and they occur in isolated sections. The crocodile cracking as well as patch failure are still a major issue on this section as they were in the first.

b) Whilst 32 kilometers of P609 which is the nearest section of road from the KZN province region to the Eastern Cape boarder, towards Matateile, it can be confirmed that the rehabilitation plans are only envisaged to commence during the 2020-2021 financial year. With the current condition of the road being deemed as poor due to defects related to functionality, the structural capacity of the road is however relevantly sound and poses no risk to the design life of the road or any other unanticipated catastrophic failures. However, holding maintenance measures in a form of patching and pothole repairs where necessary will be conducted on an ongoing basis to ensure safe driving conditions.

28 November 2017 - NW2444

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Shivambu, Mr F to ask the Minister of Finance

(a) In how many instances has (i) the National Treasury and/or (ii) any of the entities reporting to him used a certain firm of consultants (SNOW Consultants), (b) how much were the consultants paid in each case, (c) for what were they paid and (d) what was the monetary value of the tender for which their services were needed?

Reply:

NATIONAL TREASURY

(a –d) The National Treasury has not utilised the services of SNOW Consulting.

ASB

The Accounting Standards Board has not made use of the firm of consultants, nor have they paid them any money.

CBDA

The Co-operative Banks Development Agency has (a) (i) not in any instance and/or (ii) has not used a certain firm or consultants (SNOW Consultants), (b) no payment was made in any case, (c) no services were rendered by them and, (d) no monetary value of any tender were needed.

DBSA

  1. (i) (ii) NANE
  2. (c) (d) N/A

FSB

(a) (ii) The FSB has never utilized the services of Snow Consultants (b) N/A (c) N/A (d) N/A.

FIC

The Financial Intelligence Centre has never utilized the services of Snow Consultants

GEPF

The GEPF has never made use of the services of SNOW Consultants.

GPAA

  1. The Government Pensions Administration Agency (GPAA) has never used SNOW Consultants.
  2. Not applicable.
  3. Not applicable.
  4. Not applicable

IRBA

The IRBA hereby declares that we did not use the services of SNOW Consultants.

PFA

(a)(ii) The OPFA has never used the services of SNOW Consultants.

LAND BANK

Land Bank has not engaged the services of SNOW Consultants.

FAIS OMBUD

The FAIS Ombud has never used the firm of consultants.

PIC

The PIC has not used this firm of consultants.

The rest of the questions falls away.

SAA

SAA and its subsidiaries have never used SNOW Consultants.

SARS

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has not procured services from the Snow Consultants nor does it have the supplier registered on its database.


Sasria SOC Limited has used Snow Consultants Incorporated.SASRIA

Year 2013          R547 023.94

Year 2014          R248 805.00

Year 2015          R307 999-50

All expenses relate to interior designs for Sasria’s building during different phases

TAX OMBUD

The Office of the Tax Ombud has never used SNOW Consultants.

28 November 2017 - NW3820

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) How many times has he formally met the National Taxi Association since becoming a Minister of Transport, (b) on what dates did these meetings take place, (c) what was on the agenda of each respective meeting, (d) what was discussed at each of these meetings, (e) what resolutions were agreed to at each of these meetings and (f)(i) how will each of these resolutions be implemented and (ii) what are the respective timelines and milestones in each case?

Reply:

a) Two times;

b) 12 October 2017 and 16 October 2017;

c) Issues around Operating Licenses, System challenges, Legislation challenges, Taxi Recapitalisation Programme, Taxi Empowerment and Law Enforcement Challenges were raised as part of the discussion;

d) Refer to (c) above;

e) That the Department and NTA will continue to engage formally and informally on critical issues that affect the taxi industry and also rope in provinces where necessary; and

f) (i) Engagement will be ongoing.

(ii) Engagement will be ongoing.

28 November 2017 - NW3448

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

(1)How many officials and/or employees in her Office were granted permission to have businesses and/or do business dealings in the past three financial years; (2) are any of the officials and/or employees that have permission to have businesses and/or do business dealings doing business with the Government; if so, (a) what was the purpose of each business transaction, (b) when did each business transaction occur and (c) what was the value of each business transaction?

Reply:

1. 2016/17: no employees;

2017/18: one (1) employee;

2018/19: one (1) employee.

2. None for doing business with the Government.

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Date……………………….

28 November 2017 - NW3702

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Communications

With reference to the Government Communication and Information System the advertised government positions below senior management in Vuk`uzenzele, (a) in which other community print media were these advertisements placed and (b) what is the name of each print media?

Reply:

a) Internal circulars are used for all non SMS vacancies

b) Government Communication and Information Systems (GCIS) website, and Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) website

 

Recommended / Not Recommended

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Ms. M.T Kubayi-Ngubane, MP,

Minister of Communications

Date:

28 November 2017 - NW3597

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Stander, Ms T to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

(1)Whether the National Policy Framework for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality expanded its requirement for the establishment of gender focal points (GFPs) in national departments to (a) provincial departments and (b) municipalities; if not, in each case, why not; if so, (i) which (aa) Offices of Premiers, (bb) provincial departments and (cc) municipalities established GFPs in each province and (ii) what was the budget allocated in each case for the 2017-18 financial year; (2) whether her department collaborates with any of the specified offices, departments and/or municipalities with regard to the GFPs; if not, in each case, (a) what is the position in this regard and (b) does her department plan to put any measures in place to collaborate with the various entities in the future; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

Cabinet adopted the National Policy Framework for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in 2000, which defined the National Gender Machinery, including locating the responsibility for empowerment of women and gender equality in the Presidency and establishing the system of GFPs.

The Department is currently working on the framework for Gender Focal Points (GFP), and this is in collaboration with the Department of Public Service & Administration (DPSA). The GFP framework will be tabled to cabinet for approval. Once approved, it will be used by all spheres of government in terms of location, competencies, reporting lines and their strategic role in the promotion of gender mainstreaming across the work of government departments.

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Date……………………….

28 November 2017 - NW3721

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether any of the data contained in the Electronic National Traffic Information System (eNatis system), are unclear and unusable; if so, (a) what are the relevant details regarding the number and percentage of the total and (b) what steps is he taking to handle the situation; if not, (2) whether the system can be regarded as usable on the whole; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether the eNatis system will be ready to use when the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act (Aarto) is implemented countrywide; if not, (a) why not and (b) what data base will be used for folling out the Aarto; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. Yes, a small percentage of the data contained in the Electronic National Traffic Information System may not be usable due to the capturing errors by clerks at registering authorities as well as driving licensing centres or negligence to update the details when the owner provides new address particulars. (a) the number and percentage is indeterminate as it can only be identified when the owner provides updated details and (b) the process of cleaning the data has commenced when Regulation 32A of the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000 was introduced at the end of 2015. The effect of the regulation is such that any person who is going to transact on the Electronic National Traffic Information System has to produce proof of residence or address so that it can be captured to refresh the data. For the FY 2016/7 905014 addresses have been updated.

2. The system is usable as a whole. All the registers within the System are currently being utilised.

3. The system is in use for AARTO purposes currently. One of the Registers within the Electronic National Traffic Information System known as the National Contraventions Register is being used to administer the AARTO processes.

28 November 2017 - NW3814

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

With regard to the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court of South Africa case 08744/2016 between a certain person (name furnished) and the Road Accident Fund, (a) on what date will payment be made to the plaintiff and (b) why has payment not yet been made to date?

Reply:

With regard to the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court of South Africa case 08744/2016 between a certain person (Rudolph Gerhardus steyn) and the Road Accident Fund, (a) the date of payment to the plaintiff is unknown, and (b) the payment has not yet been made because the amount of damages due to the claimant must still be agreed between the parties or ordered by the court, consequently payment is not yet due.

28 November 2017 - NW3542

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Transport

With regard to members of the Board of the Airports Company South Africa in the past three financial years, (a) what is the name of each member who (i) has been appointed, (ii) has been suspended, (iii) was reinstated and (iv) resigned and (b) what were the reasons for (i) suspension, (ii) reinstatement and (iii) resignation of each member in the specified period?

Reply:

(a)(i) 1. Mr Skhumbuzo Macozoma

2. Ms Kate Mmatlou

3. Dr Matlhodi Steven Mabela

4. Ms Siyakhula Simelane

The following additional other members were re-appointed with effect from the 1 May 2016 for a period of three (3) years and their term lapses on 30 April 2019, and they are-

5. Ms Chwayita Mabude

6. Ms Bajabulile Luthuli

7. Adv. Kenosi Moroka and

8. Dr John Lamola

(a)(ii) None

(a)(iii) The following members were reinstated in May 2017 are-

  1. Adv Kenosi Moraka
  2. Ms Bajabulile Luthuli
  3. Chwayita Mabude
  4. Ms Kate Mmatlou

Mr Skhumbuzo Macozoma and Dr John Lamola resigned from the ACSA Board during the 2016/17 financial year.

(b)(i) None, as there were no Board members that were suspended.

(ii) The current Minister considered the High Court ruling in the matter of Mr Popo Molefe and others v/s Minister of Transport, where the High Court ruling reinstated the former Board of PRASA, on the grounds that the former Minister had not complied with audi alterem partem principle, before dismissing the Board. Upon analysis of the process record for dismissing the four members, the Minister could not find any correspondence where the four ACSA Board members were afforded an opportunity to make representations. Thus, the current Minister reinstated them upon realizing that the audi principle was not complied with by the former Minister

(iii) Mr Skhumbuzo Macozoma tendered his resignation from the ACSA Board because of his appointment as CEO at SANRAL and Dr John Lamola cited ethical considerations.

28 November 2017 - NW3281

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Stander, Ms T to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1)(a) What number of incidents of contraventions of (i) supply chain management and (ii) the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, were identified in her department (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017 and (b) what are the relevant details of each incident, including the dates, amounts and names of the persons involved; (2) whether disciplinary processes were instituted in each case; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in each case, what are the relevant details of the (a)(i) action taken and (ii) progress thereof, (b) relief sought and (c) projected conclusion date; (3) whether any measures have been put in place to ensure that contraventions of supply chain management and the specified Act are prevented in the future; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the measures and implementation status in each case?

Reply:

1. (a) (i) Number of incidents of contravention of supply chain management are as follows:

aa) 2014-15 financial year – 18 cases

2015-16 financial year – 95 cases

2016-17 financial year – 60 cases

bb) 2017-18 financial year – 12 cases

(ii) There are no cases of contravention of the Public Finance Management Act for the period requested.

a) Not applicable.

2. Not applicable.

3. The following measures have been implemented in the supply chain management arena:

    1. The supply chain management policy was redone and approved on 29 August 2017 with implementation date of 01 September 2017.
    2. Standard Operation Procedures on supply chain management is in the final stage of review.
    3. The demand management planning has been included in the departmental integrated planning process of the APP and operational plan.
    4. Supply chain management training was conducted during October 2017 for all supply chain management officials.
    5. The corrective steps are monitored as part of the audit improvement plan on a monthly basis.

 

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Date……………………….

28 November 2017 - NW3698

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

What was the (a) readership, (b) listenership and (c) viewership of each medium of community (i) print (ii) radio and (iii) television in each month (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017?

Reply:

The Department of Communications has not commissioned such a study owing to the lack of funding.

Approved/ Not approved

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Ms. Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane MP,

Minister of Communications

Date:

 

28 November 2017 - NW3617

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

Whether (a) her Office and/or (b) any entity reporting to her own land; if so, in each case, (i) where is each plot of land located, (ii) what is the size of each specified plot and (iii) what is each plot currently being used for?

Reply:

Not applicable.

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Date……………………….

28 November 2017 - NW3564

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Kalyan, Ms SV to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) What is the total number of supplier invoices that currently remain unpaid by (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her for more than (aa) 30 days, (bb) 60 days, (cc) 90 days and (dd) 120 days and (b) what is the total amount outstanding in each case?

Reply:

Department of Communications

  1. None.
  2. Not applicable.

Brand South Africa

  1. None.
  2. Not applicable.

Film and Publication Board

  1. The total number of supplier invoices outstanding is 16.
  2. The total number of invoices per days:

Description

30 Days

60 Days

90 Days

120 Days

Total number of suppliers invoices

8

3

3

2

Total amount outstanding

R1 661,850.25

R171,331.42

R381,853.40

R1708.07

Independent Communications Authority of South Afria

  1. Total number of supplier invoices outstanding is 32.
  2. The total number of invoices per days:

Description

30 Days

60 Days

90 Days

120 Days

Total number of suppliers invoices

32

0

0

0

Total amount outstanding

1,219,826

-

-

-

Media Development and Diversity Agency

  1. Total number of supplier invoices outstanding is 8.
  2. The total number of invoices per days:

Description

30 Days

60 Days

90 Days

120 Days

Total number of suppliers invoices

4

2

0

2

Total amount outstanding

R78,330.53

R5,288.00

R0

R55,924.86

South African Broadcasting Corporation

  1. Total number of supplier invoices as at 10 November 2017 is 2161 invoices
  2. The total number of invoices per days:

Description

Current

30 Days, overdue

60 Days, overdue

90 Days-overdue

120 Days-overdue

121-1yr-overdue

1 year

Total

 

4,586,656

65,572,727

156,493,954

77,692,853

67,940,653

120,291,866

1,121,351

493,700,060

Approved/ Not approved

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Ms. Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, MP,

Minister

Date:

28 November 2017 - NW3813

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

What (a) amounts that have been ordered by the courts are owed to Road Accident Fund (RAF) claimants, (b) are the reasons for the delays in paying the claimants, (c) are the deadlines that have been set to effect payments and (d) how is RAF communicating with claimants during the processes?

Reply:

(a) The total amount that has been loaded for payment on the RAF’s system in respect of amounts ordered by the courts owed to Road Accident Fund (RAF) claimants is R4, 932, 849, 274 as at 17 November 2017, (b) the reason for the delays in paying the claimants is due to the RAF’s cash shortfall which is as a result of the mismatch between the funding received by the RAF via the RAF Fuel Levy and the payments the RAF is required to make in terms of the Road Accident Fund Act, No. 56 of 1996, (c) the RAF targets a maximum of 180 days from the date of requesting payment on the system until date of payment of the court order, and (d) the RAF periodically sends out stakeholder letters to advise stakeholders of the RAF’s cash position and has also created a dedicated e-mail query facility for claimants to follow-up on the status of outstanding payments.

 

28 November 2017 - NW3614

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the Minister of Public Works

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any entity reporting to him own land; if so, in each case, (i) where is each plot of land located, (ii) what is the size of each specified plot and (iii) what is each plot currently being used for?

Reply:

a) Yes. The Department is the custodian of various land parcels across the country.

(i), (ii) and (iii) please refer to “Annexure A”

b) DEPARTMENTAL ENTITIES

Yes, IDT does own land.

  1. The plot (portion 41) is situated at the Corner of Sprite and Oberon Street, in Faerie Glen, Pretoria.
  2. According to the title deed, the plot size is 9061 m2.
  3. The plot is used as a host for IDT’s national office.

(b) (i), (ii) and (iii) Not Applicable to the rest of the entities namely;

Agrement South Africa, Council for the Built Environment and the Construction Industry Development Board.