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14 July 2015 - NW2237

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

Whether (a) her department and (b) any entities reporting to her has paid out the remainder of any employee's contract before the contractually stipulated date of termination of the contract since the2008-09 financial year up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, (i) what amount has (aa) her department and (bb) entities reporting to her spent on each such payout, (ii) to whom were these payouts made and (iii) what were the reasons for the early termination of the contracts in each specified case?

Reply:

 

(a) Yes

(aa)

(i) R580 597,82

(ii) Ms MP Mbengashe, Chief Director

(iii) The parties agreed to terminate the contract.

iSimangaliso

(b) No

(bb)

(i) N/A

(ii) N/A

(iii) N/A

South African Weather Service

(b) No

(bb)

(i) N/A

(ii) N/A

(iii) N/A

South African National Parks

(b) No

(bb)

(i) N/A

(ii) N/A

(iii) N/A

South African National Biodiversity Institute

(b) No

(bb)

(i) N/A

(ii) N/A

(iii) N/A

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13 July 2015 - NW1170

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

(a) How many sick leave days were taken by employees of his department in the 2013-14 financial year and (b) what was the total cost thereof in rand?

Reply:

(a) 7069 sick leave days taken in 2013 / 2014 financial year; and

(b) R9 619 213 was the total cost

 

 

 

Adv N.A Ramatlhodi

Minister of Mineral Resources

Date Submitted:-……………/………………/2015

13 July 2015 - NW1857

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

(a) How many invoices of creditors and suppliers to the SA Post Office have remained unpaid for more than (i) 30 days, (ii) 60 days, (iii) 90 days or longer as at 13 May 2015.

Reply:

SAPO RESPONSE:

           

 

Number

Current

Number

+ 30

Number

+ 60

Number

+ 90

Number

+ 120

Total Unpaid Suppliers

1969

1 804.00

879.00

664.00

1 742.00

Amongst outstanding R000.

     

-166782511.47

-54466162.78

(b) In each case, what is the (i) name of the company/supplier concerned, (ii) amount outstanding per company/supplier and (iii) reason for non-payment?   

SAPO RESPONSE:   Reason the company is having turnaround challenges (cash flow) it is trying to overcome with its turnaround strategy implementation.

13 July 2015 - NW1873

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

Since 1 January 2015, has his department installed generators at any of (a) its offices or (b) the offices of the entities reporting to him as a result of load shedding; if so, what is the total cost of the (i) installation and (ii) running of these generators?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department and Entities as follows:-

(a)   DEPARTMENT

The Department has not installed generators in its offices; it is currently renting offices that have generators installed by the landlord.

  1. Not applicable
  2. No costs

(b)

.ZADNA

Zadna has not installed generators in its offices; it is currently renting offices that have generators installed by the landlord.

  1. Not applicable
  2. No costs

NEMISA

No, the building had an already existing generator from occupation of the building.

(ii) January 2015

  • Petrol: R 2 000
  • Service: R0

February 2015

  • Petrol: R2 000
  • Service: R 3 311.70

 

March 2015:

  • Petrol: R0
  • Service:R0

April 2015:

  • Petrol: R 2 000
  • Service: R0

May 2015:

  • Petrol: R0
  • Service: R0

June 2015:  

  • Petrol: R2000
  • Service: R0

Total cost to date: R 11 311.70

THE SOUTH AFRICAN POST OFFICE (SAPO)

SAPO has not installed any generators as of January 1, 2015.

Broadband Infraco (BBI)

Broadband Infraco has not had to installed any generators or expand on its existing fleet of mobile generators as a result of load shedding since 1 January 2015.

SENTECH

SENTECH has not installed any generator at any of its offices since January 2015 due to load shedding.

SENTECH already has generators installed as part of its normal operations of ensuring that its offices have standby power.

SENTECH has standby generator capability at most of its infrastructure sites to protect services against normal power disruptions to ensure services continuity. The Eskom load shedding situation does impact sites without back-up power and increase operating costs due to increased standby plant running hours and associated maintenance and fuel costs.

Most of SENTECH sites have Stand by Generators (STG’s) already installed. From January 2015, a new STG was installed at Kroonstad as a replacement due to the failure of the existing one. SENTECH is also installing STG’s at its three Greenfield stations at Harrismith, Holy Cross and Ngqeleni. The installations at these three sites form part of SENTECH’s normal installation on all new transmitter sites to ensure continuous service during power outages.

The installation cost per site is as follows:

Harrismith STG: R535 244. 25

Holy Cross STG: R445 553. 00

Ngeleni STG: R437 759. 50

Kroonstad STG: R267 133. 75

Total R1 685 690. 50

Towards the end of the previous financial year and during severe load shedding periods, SENTECH reviewed energy expenditure and determined that SENTECH plants were running 30% more than normal, meaning that operating costs will increase accordingly. The following amount has been spent on fuel for generating standby energy.

Monthly Cost

Jan-2015 668 917

Feb-2015 1 085 850

Mar-2015 535 739

Apr-2015 1 120 166

May-2015 759 142

Jun-2015 300 651

Total 4 470 465

USAASA

USAASA has a generator provided by the landlord in 2010.  No other generator has been purchased since January 2015. The running of this generator is R31, 661.10 annually.

SITA

SITA has installed a rented generator for the SITA Centurion Data Centre, commissioned in January 2015.

The table below reflects the costs associated with preparing the site prior to installation of the generator as well as monthly costs for the rental of the generator installed at SITA’s National Key point (NKP) Centurion Data Centre:

No

Activity

(ii) Running Cost from January 2015 to June 2015

(i) Cost of installation

1.

2200 kVA Diesel Generator rental for per month

R 1 624 500

(R 270 750 x 6 months)

 

2.

Cable Laying which was done as the first step

 

R 4 224 156

3.

Electrical control panels for generators which was installed to connect the new generator to the SITA existing grid

 

R 1 026 000

4.

Alarm systems to enable early warning via SMS messaging

 

R 273 600

5.

Project Management Fee to manage the above

 

R 927 070

6.

Diesel fuel (One fill at deliver)

 

R 95 760

 

TOTAL COST

R 1 624 500

R 6 546 586

13 July 2015 - NW2087

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Luzipo, Mr S to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

Whether the (a) Chief Executive Officer and the (b) Chief Financial Officer of the Council for Geoscience have resigned; if so, (i) what are the reasons in each case and (ii) what steps has he taken in each case?

Reply:

(a) Yes, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has resigned.

(b) No, the Chief Financial Officer has not resigned.

(i) The Chief Executive Officer indicated that the time had come for him to move on to other interests.

(ii) An Acting CEO, Mr Simon Sikhosana has been appointed until a new CEO is appointed and assumes office.

 

 

 

Approved/not approved

Adv N.A. Ramatlhodi

Minister of Mineral Resources

Date Submitted:-………………/………………/2015

13 July 2015 - NW2538

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether in respect of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, Act 16 of 2013 and the regulations that came into effect on 1 July 2015, he had taken into account the finding of the Constitutional Court, CCT 117/14 regarding the review outcomes of Judicial Tribunals used as a tool by Premiers and provincial Members of the Executive Council of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning to regulate planning and developmental matters within municipalities as well as to help process the estimated 1,5 million or title deeds not yet issued to beneficiaries of the Reconstruction and Development Programme housing; if not, why not; if so, what is his department planning to do with the difficulties that have arisen with the judgment?

Reply:

Yes. The Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, 2013 (Act No 16 of 2013) and its regulations have taken due consideration of the Constitutional Court Judgment, CCT 117/13, and confirms the municipality as a decision making authority of first instance.    

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, through its various deeds registries, assists in the process of registering title in respect of RDP housing by expediting the registration of RDP Housing related deeds. This is done upon request to the  Registrar of Deeds by the relevant sphere of government which is the registered owner of the land in respect of which a township register has been opened.

13 July 2015 - NW2414

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Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Minister of State Security

What amount did (a) his department and (b) each entity reporting to him spend on advertising in (i) Sowetan and (ii) Daily Sun in the (aa) 2012-13, (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) 2014-15 financial years?

Reply:

  1. The State Security Agency (SSA) has spent the following amounts on advertising in the Sowetan and The Daily Sun:

 

Financial Year

Sowetan

The Daily Sun

2012-13

R 5 315.71

0

2013-14

0

0

2014-15

0

0

13 July 2015 - NW2401

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

With regards to the tender for the construction of a dedicated cruise liner terminal at the Cape Town harbour (a) what are the reasons for the delay in awarding this tender and (b) when will the specified tender be awarded?

Reply:

(a) Transnet SOC Ltd (“Transnet”) strictly adheres to the set procurement procedures for good governance. The delay was due to the first RFP (“Request for a Proposal”) being declared a non-award as a result the bidders not achieving the minimum threshold as per the request. The second RFP closed on 5 February 2015 and Corporate Governance processes had to be adhered to and the preferred bidder was only approved on 28 May 2015.

(b) Transnet informed the preferred bidder of its appointment on 4 June 2015. The process of negotiating a suitable Terminal Operator Agreement with the preferred bidder and Transnet is currently underway. As announced on 1 July 2015, V&A Waterfront (Pty) Ltd was awarded the preferred bidder status.

 

13 July 2015 - NW1399

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Van Dalen, Mr P to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

(a) What number of (i) financial, (ii) forensic and/or (iii) other investigations that were commissioned by his department have been completed since 1 April 2013 and (b) in each case, what are the relevant details on the (i) investigation including a synopsis of the facts and findings of each case, (ii) persons or third parties responsible for each investigation, (iii) total cost to date of each investigation and (iv) appropriate steps taken against officials and third parties implicated of wrongdoing in the findings of the investigations?

Reply:

TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES

A (i) Financial investigations = 1 case

(ii) Forensic investigations = 0

(iii) Other investigations =18 cases

B NATURE OF INVESTIGATION 2013

DATE

NATURE OF MISCONDUCT

DETAILS OF INVESTIGATION

RESPONSIBLE PERSON

COST INCURRED BY DMR LABOUR RELATIONS OFFICER IN CONDUCTING INVESTIGATION (S&T/Accommodation/Transport)

STEPS TAKEN

27.09.2013

Unauthorized use of GG vehicle

Employee subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

Employment Relations Management (ERM)

N/A

Employee was charged with misconduct and was suspended for one month without pay and recovery of 132 Kilometres travelled (R425.00)

18.06.2013

Perform remunerative work outside Public Service without permission from Director General as required by Public Service Act

Employee subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

ERM

R1710

The employee was found guilty and dismissed. The employee lodge an appeal against the sanction. The appeal Authority Committee reduced the sanction of dismissal to three month suspension without pay.

05.03 2013

Absenteeism and reporting to work under the influence of liquor.

  1. Employee was referred to rehabilitation centre.

2. Employee relapsed and continue to absent himself from work. The employee was subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

ERM

N/A

The employee was found guilty and dismissed. Employee lodged an appeal and it was upheld

31.10.2013

Issuing of fraudulent blasting certificate

Employee was subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

ERM

R3760.00

The employee was dismissed and the matter was referred to the HAWKS

11.07.2013

Absenteeism

Employee referred to rehabilitation centre

ERM

R6 456.44

Rehabilitation

02.04.2013

Poor performance

Employee was subjected to disciplinary

ERM

N/A

Employee found not guilty. Case closed

           

B NATURE OF INVESTIGATION 2014

DATE

NATURE OF MISCONDUCET

DETAILS OF INVESTIGATION

RESPONSIBLE PERSON

COST OF INVESTICATION

STEPS TAKEN

27.03.2014

Misuse of state property

Employee was subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

ERM

N/A

Employee was dismissed. Employee appealed against the sanction. Sanction was reduced to one month suspension without pay.

01.07.2014

Failure to honour an appointment with a client

Employee was found guilty of misconduct and informal process disciplinary instituted.

ERM

3978.14

Verbal warning

17.07.2014

Dereliction of duties

Employee was subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

ERM

N/A

Employee was found not guilty

07.10.2014

Non-compliance with Risk and Safety standard procedures

Employee was subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

ERM

N/A

One month suspension without pay and written warning. Employee appealed and the sanction was upheld.

07.10.2014

Non-compliance with Risk and Safety standard procedures

Employee was subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

ERM

N/A

Employee was found not guilty

07.10.2014

Non-compliance with Risk and Safety standard procedures

Employee was subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

ERM

N/A

Employee was found not guilty

07.10.2014

Dereliction of duties and absenteeism

Insufficient evidence to charge the employee. Case closed

ERM

N/A

Case closed due to insufficient evidence to charge the employee

25.02.2014

Disclosure of confidential information

Employee was subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

Audit

N/A

Employees was suspended for one month without pay

           

B NATURE OF INVESTIGATION 2015

 

DATE

NATURE OF MISCONDUCT

DETAILS OF INVESTIGATION

RESPONSIBLE OFFICIAL

COST OF THE INVESTIGATION

STEPS TAKEN

21.01.2015

Negligence: appointment of employee on a wrong level

Informal disciplinary hearing instituted against the employee

ERM

R2280.00

Written Warning

21.01.2015

Negligence: appointment of employee on a wrong level

Informal disciplinary hearing instituted against the employee

ERM

R2280.00

Written Warning

30.01.2015

Unauthorised use of GG vehicle

Employee subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

ERM

R17536.00

One month suspension without pay and a written warning

13.03.2015

Failure to disclose private business

Insufficient evidence to charge employees with misconduct. Case closed

ERM

N/A

Case closed

25.03.2015

Employee forged signatures of her supervisors when claiming S&T claims

Employee was subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

ERM

R1140.00

Employee dismissed from work. The case has been referred to Legal Service and Security Risk to process legal claims to recover R475 120.79 and institute criminal case process against Ms Snyer.

TOTAL

     

R39 140. 58

 

 

 

Approved/not approved

Adv N.A. Ramatlhodi

Minister of Mineral Resources

Date Submitted:-………………/………………/2015

13 July 2015 - NW2424

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

What amount did (a) his department and (b) each entity reporting to him spend on advertising in (i) Sowetan and (ii) Daily Sun in the (aa) 2012-13, (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) 2014-15 financial years?

Reply:

(a),(b)(i),(ii),(aa),(bb),(cc) Please refer to the table below.

 

(a)(i),(ii),(aa),(bb),(cc) Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

(b)(i),(ii)(aa),(bb),(cc) Ingonyama Trust Board

  1. Sowetan
  1. Daily Sun
  1. Sowetan
  1. Daily Sun

(aa)

123 747.66

(aa)

239 947.12

Nil

(bb)

1 544 549.69

(bb)

164 625.57

 

(cc)

200 950.30

(cc)

253 528.70

 

Total R1 869 247. 65

 

Total R658 101.39

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13 July 2015 - NW1722

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

Whether the Government was acting proactively and responsively to stop the actual and prospective haemorrhaging of mining jobs in our country by engaging all parties and exploring all possible solutions; if not, why not; if so, what are the (a) relevant details and (b) outcomes thereof?

Reply:

  1. Yes, The Department has set up a Task Team under the auspices of the Mining Industry Growth Development and Employment Task Team (MIGDETT) that is tasked with saving of jobs in the mining industry.

(a) The department has been constantly engaging mining companies that have announced shedding of jobs to report on intended mine closure and to ensure companies follow the MPRDA processes (in terms of section 52) and implement the Social and Labour Plan (on downscaling) and engage proactively the department of Labour.

(b)  The stakeholders has met and developed terms of reference which were approved by MIGDETT principals. These are currently implemented.

 

 

 

Approved/not approved

Adv N.A. Ramatlhodi

Minister of Mineral Resources

Date Submitted:-………………/………………/2015

13 July 2015 - NW2428

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Lorimer, Mr JR to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

What amount did (a) his department and (b) each entity reporting to him spend on advertising in (i) Sowetan and (ii) Daily Sun in the (aa) 2012-13, (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) 2014-15 financial years?

Reply:

  1. DMR

(aa) 2012-2013

(bb) 2013-2014

(cc) 2014-2015

  1. Sowetan
 

R0.00

R0.00

R27 453,60

(ii) Daily Sun

 

R0.00

R32 491.37

R31 824.00

(b) Entities

(aa) 2012 - 2013

(bb) 2013 - 2014

(cc) 2014 - 2015

  1. Sowetan

Council for Geoscience

R 0.00

R 0.00

R 0.00

Mine Health and Safety Council

R 0.00

R 0.00

R 0.00

Mintek

R 0.00

R 0.00

R 0.00

State Diamond Trader

R 0.00

R 0.00

R 0.00

South African Diamond and Precious Metal Regulator

R 0.00

R 0.00

R 0.00

  1. Daily Sun

Council for Geoscience

R 0.00

R 0.00

R 0.00

Mine Health and Safety Council

R 0.00

R 0.00

R 0.00

Mintek

R 0.00

R 0.00

R 0.00

State Diamond Trader

R 0.00

R 0.00

R 0.00

South African Diamond and Precious Metal Regulator

R 0.00

R 0.00

R 0.00

All the entities reporting to the Minister never advertised in either the Sowetan or Daily Sun.

Adv N.A Ramatlhodi

Minister of Mineral Resources

Date Submitted:-……………/………………/2015

13 July 2015 - NW2365

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Stander, Ms T to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

(1)When will his department publish a National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report for the mining sector; (2) how many staff members of his department were responsible for assessing compliance with environmental management plans or programmes in each region in the (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15 financial years; (3) how many staff members of his department were responsible for enforcement action for failure to comply with environmental management plans or programmes in each region in the (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15 financial years? NW2729E

Reply:

(1) The mining sector report will be included in the report published annually by the Department of Environmental Affairs.

(2) (a) 71

(b) 106

(3) (a) 71

(b) 115

 

 

 

Approved/not approved

Adv N.A Ramatlhodi

Minister of Mineral Resources

Date Submitted:-……………/………………/2015

13 July 2015 - NW912

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Redelinghuys, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

What amount was spent by (a) his department and (b) state entities reporting to him on (i) tickets and (ii) sponsorships on The New Age Breakfast Briefings for the last three financial years?

Reply:

(a) (b) The department and Entities has not spent any money to

(i) Tickets –The New Age Breakfast Briefings for the last three financial years by all the entities reporting to the Minister of Mineral Resources.

(ii) Sponsorships – There were no sponsorships made available for The New Age Breakfast Briefings in the last three years by all the department and entities reporting to the Minister of Mineral Resources.

 

 

 

 

Approved/Not Approved

Adv N.A Ramatlhodi

Minister of Mineral Resources

Date Submitted:-……………/………………/2015

13 July 2015 - NW2430

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

How much did (a) her department and (b) state entities reporting to it spend on advertising in (i) The Sowetan and (ii) The Daily Sun in the (aa) 2012-13, (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) 2014-15 financial years?

Reply:

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISES

(a) (i) Sowetan

(aa) None

(bb) None

(cc) None

(ii) Daily Sun

(aa) None

(bb) R 298 771.20

(cc) None

 

STATE-OWNED COMPANIES

TRANSNET

(b)(i) Sowetan

(aa) R 1 597 103.52

(bb) R 3 288 342.91

(cc) R 678 508.12

(ii) Daily Sun

(aa) None

(bb) None

(cc) None

ALEXKOR

(b)(i) Sowetan

(aa) None

(bb) None

(cc) None

(ii) Daily Sun

(aa) None

(bb) None

(cc) None

DENEL

(b)(i) Sowetan

(aa) None

(bb) R 114 000.00

(cc) R 758 456.48

(ii) Daily Sun

(aa) None

(bb) None

(cc) None

SAFCOL

(b)(i) Sowetan

(aa) None

(bb) None

(cc) None

(ii) Daily Sun

(aa) None

(bb) None

(cc) None

SAX

(b)(i) Sowetan

(aa) None

(bb) None

(cc) None

(ii) Daily Sun

(aa) None

(bb) None

(cc) None

ESKOM

(b)(i) Sowetan

(aa) R 1 470 000.00

(bb) R 1 180 000.00

(cc) R 1 050 000.00

(ii) Daily Sun

(aa) R 540 000.00

(bb) R 100 000.00

(cc) R 150 000.00

 

13 July 2015 - NW1583

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Esterhuizen, Mr JA to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

What are the full details regarding the reasons why voices of communities affected by mining are still not being heard at negotiations and excluded from discussions or representation on the draft framework for sustainable mining?

Reply:

As part of the Framework Agreement for a Sustainable Mining Industry and the Special Presidential Package (SPP) initiative, the communities at municipalities and provincial levels are being consulted during the implementation phase.

 

 

 

 

Approved/not approved

Adv N.A. Ramatlhodi

Minister of Mineral Resources

Date Submitted:-………………/………………/2015

13 July 2015 - NW2366

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

(1) With reference to his reply to question 463 on 13 April 2015, have the workers on (a) Magwa and (b) Majola tea plantations in the Eastern Cape been paid as at the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, why not; if so, are all payments up to date; (2) has any further funding been provided to (a) Magwa and (b) Majola tea plantations; if so, (i) how much funding has been provided to each specified plantation and (ii) by whom; (3) (a) what is his department’s long-term plan in relation to the two specified tea plantations and (b) what steps does he intend taking to get them functioning again?

Reply:

  1. With reference to his reply to question 463 on 13 April 2015, have the workers on (a) Magwa and (b) Majola tea plantations in the Eastern Cape been paid as at the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, why not; if so, are all payments up to date;
  • Yes the monies for the worker payments for 2015/16 have been paid to the respective estates.

2. has any further funding been provided to (a) Magwa and (b) Majola tea plantations; if so, (i) how much funding has been provided to each specified plantation and (ii) by whom;

  • No further funding additional to that paid over for wages is available, However, a request for additional funding to value of R 66 mil for the revitalisation of the two estates has been prepared and submitted to treasury. A response is awaited.

3.(a) what is his department’s long-term plan in relation to the two specified tea plantations and (b) what steps does he intend taking to get them functioning again?             

  • Yes, long term plans have been developed and includes, amongst others, institutional reforms, market oriented production and support from private stakeholders and labour. Diversification to alternative enterprises is part of the proposed steps.            
  • A submission for the funding of the long term development plan has been submitted to Treasury for potential funding

13 July 2015 - NW1886

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

Since 1 January 2015, has his department installed generators at any of (a) its offices or (b) the offices of the entities reporting to him as a result of load shedding; if so, what is the total cost of the (i) installation and (ii) running of these generators?

Reply:

(a) (b) No.

(i) N/A

(ii) N/A

 

 

 

 

Approved/not approved

Adv N.A. Ramatlhodi

Minister of Mineral Resources

Date Submitted:-………………/………………/2015

13 July 2015 - NW2533

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister of State Security

Did his department begin informal investigations into five non-governmental organizations who have taken the Government to court on several occasions if so; (a) which five organizations (b) when will the investigation be completed and (c) to whom will the report of the investigation be submitted?

Reply:

No

10 July 2015 - NW806

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Holomisa, Dr BH to ask the President of the Republic

(1)Whether, as the Commander-in-Chief of the defence force, and in respect of the role the Government plays in continental peace efforts, the security forces are in a state of readiness as a fully trained and equipped force to respond to unforeseen and unconventional attacks both from within and outside the Republic; (2) whether the Government has or intends to have bilateral agreements with other tried and tested countries on unconventional warfare in order to train our personnel?

Reply:

  1. Yes, all South African National Defence Force (SANDF) forces deployed internally and externally are mission ready in terms of both training and equipment.
  2. 2.Yes, the SANDF has Memoranda of Understanding (MOU’s) with other armed forces in the African continent and beyond in line with the policies of our government and our continental and international obligations. Military training opportunities are exchanged between these friendly forces on continuous basis.

10 July 2015 - NW2348

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

With reference to the presentation made to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on 2 June 2015 (a) what are the full details of each of the mobile schools, (b) how many learners are enrolled in each of the specified schools, (c) on what dates were each of the specified mobile schools established, (d) how many teachers are employed in each mobile school, (e) what is the reason for the establishment of the mobile schools and (f) for how long will the specified schools remain mobile schools?

Reply:

 

(a) See attached spread sheet

(b) See attached spread sheet

(c) See attached spread sheet

(d) See attached spread sheet

(e) Schools build of prefabricated modular structures are constructed when schools are urgently required to avoid/ reduce overcrowding of existing schools or to avoid a situation where the Department will not be able to accommodate learners at all, especially at the beginning of an academic year.

(f) Many of these schools are in excellent to fair conditions and there is no reason to replace these particular schools at this stage. There is no fixed date by when these schools will be replaced as the replacement is determined by the condition of the structures. The planned dates for the replacement of those specific schools that require replacement are indicated on the attached spread sheet.

The responses from three provinces are still outstanding and these will be provided as soon as they are received.

09 July 2015 - NW2445

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

(1) With reference to the purchase of school furniture for 845 schools in the Eastern Cape in the 2014-1 5 financial year, (a) which schools benefitted from this purchase, (b) did all 845 schools receive the school furniture, (c) how many desks were delivered to each school and (d) what is the number of furniture delivered to (i) primary schools and (ii) secondary schools; (2) does her department intend to provide the other schools in the Eastern Cape with desks where there is a shortage; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW2812E

Reply:

(1) (a) See annexure A
(b) The 845 schools are the schools which will be provided with furniture in the 2015 /16 financial year. Deliveries to these schools will commence in July 2015.

(c) As indicated above, deliveries to these schools will commence when the schools reopen in July 2015.

(d) 138 201 desks are to be delivered (i) 75 330 are primary school desks, (ii) 62 871 are secondary schools desks.

(2) The deliveries to the Eastern Cape by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) are a special intervention by the Department and future interventions will only be considered as and when the need arises and based on the funding resources available to the Department of Basic Education for such an intervention.

09 July 2015 - NW2443

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1) In respect of each province, does her department maintain a database of all educators who are employed at schools for learners with special educational needs together with their relevant qualifications: if not. (a) why not and (b) which provinces do maintain such a database; (2) how many (a) qualified, (b) unqualified and (c) underqualified educators are employed for each (i) grade and (ii) subject at schools for learners with special educational needs in each province; (3) in respect of each province, what measures have been put in place to ensure that the specified (a) unqualified and (b) underqualified educators at the specified schools attain the required qualifications; (4) in respect of each province, does her department have measures in place to ensure quality learning by learners taught by (a) unqualified or (b) underqualified educators at the specified schools; (5) whether target dates have been set by her department by which all educators employed by provincial departments at schools for learners with special educational needs must be qualified; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Attached find here: Reply

09 July 2015 - NW2444

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

(1) With regard to (a) public and (b) private schools, how many (i) primary schools and (ii) secondary schools are there in each province; (2) what is the total number of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools to be built as part of the Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Institute Programme in each province?

Reply:

ATTACHED FIND HERE: RESPONSE

09 July 2015 - NW2442

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Boshoff, Ms SH to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1) For each province, (a) how many provincial education departments have developed district-based support teams to support the implementation of the Education White Paper 6 of July 2001, (b) are the specified teams fully functional in accordance with the Framework for the Establishment of District-based Support Teams and (c) how many (i) staff members and (ii) principals at schools for learners with special educational needs are assisting the district-based support teams; (2) which provinces supply her department with comprehensive records of all schools for learners with special educational needs; (3) for each province, (a) how many schools have provided the relevant district offices with the relevant progression and promotion schedules and (b) what measures are in place from district level to ensure that learners at the specified schools are benefitting educationally; (4) for each province, how many of the district-based support teams liaise with other government departments such as (a) Health and (b) Social Development to provide support to schools for learners with special educational needs through the services of health professionals?

Reply:

(1)(a) All nine provinces have developed District-Based Support Teams (DBSTs) to support the implementation of Education White Paper 6 of July 2001 as has been reported in the Progress Report on the Implementation of Education White Paper 6 of May 2015.

(b) A survey conducted on the functionality of District-Based Support Teams has shown that all 81 Districts in the country have functional District-Based Support Teams. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) is currently in the process of collecting detailed information on the constitution of each District-Based Support Teams so as to ensure that there is transversal representation.

(c) In the absence of norms for representation of (i) teachers and (i) principals of special schools on the DBSTs, no statistics can be provided. However. District offices involve expert teachers and lead principals of special schools in capacity building programmes of the DBST on an ad hoc basis.

(2) All nine provinces submit comprehensive data on special schools to the DBE on an annual basis through the Annual Special School Survey which is completed in September of each year.

(3) The Directorate: Education Management and Governance monitors that:

(a) all schools submit progression and promotion schedules to the district offices; and

(b) The Inclusive Education Units ensure, with the support of the Curriculum Units, that learners, who are repeating and have been progressed without meeting the grade requirements, are supported through the School-Based Support Teams. The DBE is currently in the process of finalising guidelines to support schools and teachers to provide effective support to these learners who have additional support needs, in line with the Policy on Screening, Identification. Assessment and Support (SIAS) of 2014.

(4) All District-Based Support Teams liaise with:


(a) the Department of Health through the Integrated School Health Programme as well as with;

(b) the regional offices of the Department of Social Development. The DBE is currently collaborating with the Department of Health to align the services of health professionals appointed respectively by the Departments of Basic Education and Health so as to make optimal use of these scarce services.

The Policy on Screening. Identification. Assessment and Support (SIAS) outlines the roles and responsibilities of these three government departments in this regard.

08 July 2015 - NW2408

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister in The Presidency Women:

What amount did (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her spend on advertising in (i) Sowetan and (ii) Daily Sun in the (aa) 2012-13, (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) 2014-15 financial years? NW2774E

Reply:

Not applicable.

07 July 2015 - NW2390

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)      (a) How many operations have been conducted by the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and (b) in which (i) cities and (ii) areas in each province have such operations been conducted since the inception of Operation Fiela; (2) how many suspects have been (a) arrested and (b) released by the SANDF (i) on bail or (ii) due to no charges being pressed as a result of this operation; (3) in the case of suspects still under detention, in each case, where is the SANDF detaining such suspects; (4) how many cases brought by the SANDF (a) are currently pending before court or (b) have resulted in convictions as a result of the operation; (5) how many (a) illegal firearms, (b) weapons and (c) illegal narcotics have been confiscated by the SANDF as a result of the operation?

Reply:

The question should be directed to the Minister of Police

07 July 2015 - NW2031

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

(1) Which strategic initiatives did her department conclude on a (a) national, (b) continental and (c) international level in the 2014-15 financial year; (2) what (a) are the strategic objectives of each specified initiative and (b) role will the SA National Military Veterans Association play in this regard? NW2294E

Reply:

(1) (a) none

(b) none

(c) 1- Uganda

07 July 2015 - NW2030

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

(1) How many cases relating to her department were reported via the (a) National Anti-Corruption Hotline and (b) Presidential Hotline (i) in the (aa) 2013-14 and (bb) 2014-15 financial years and (ii) from 1 April 2015 up to the latest date for which information is available; (2) whether, in the case of each specified financial year or period, any of the reported cases resulted in (a) an investigation, (b) departmental disciplinary hearings and/or (c) referrals for criminal prosecution; if so, what was the outcome of each of the specified processes; (3) what criteria were adopted in the decision to investigate a complaint? NW2293E

Reply:

Department of Military Veterans

National Anti-Corruption Hotline

(1) (a) (i) (aa) 2013/14 - One case, (bb) 2014/15 None, (ii) None

(2) (a) None, (b) departmental disciplinary hearing conducted, outcome resulted in dismissal (c) None

(3) Labour Relations

Presidential Hotline

Number of case reported via the (b) Presidential Hotline in the 2013-14 Financial years as per reporting Platform the ITSM7 System, the DMV Department received a total of 106 incidents /cases

(I) 2014-15 Financial Years: The Department received 934 Cases

From 1 April 2015 up to the latest date for, which information is available, the DMV received only 3 calls. All the calls have so far been resolved. The DMV currently uphold 100% resolution rate on all calls logged within the Presidential hotline.

  1. All the reported cases (a) require that we liaise, consult and collaborate with relevant units that deal with that specific benefit within the DMV.

(b) none (c) none

2. All complaints come to the Presidential Hotline through the ITSM7 System. Cases are investigated as soon as are logged into the system in order to adhere to the Presidential Hotline Service standard of 3 day’s response time.

07 July 2015 - NW2226

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)Whether the pilot of the Agusta helicopter that crashed in the Kruger National Park had passed all his training exams at the first attempt; if not, which exams were repeated and how many times were the specified exams repeated; (2) whether any problems were experienced with the pilot and recorded on his flight record, where he was addressed regarding certain procedures that he did not observe; if so, (a) what were the problems and (b) how were they addressed; (3) whether the commission of inquiry into the flying accident has been finalised; if not, why not; if so, what were the findings of the investigation; (4) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

The Board of Inquiry (BOI) on this matter is in its final stages of completion; the relevant replies to the Questions will be provided as soon as the process is concluded.

07 July 2015 - NW2133

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Walters, Mr TC to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

With reference to his statement in his Budget Vote Debate No 39, Rural Development and Land Reform, Appropriation Bill on 8 May 2015, (a) which (i) organisations and/or (ii) stakeholders advised against the proposed policy titled Strengthening the Relative Rights of People Working the Land, the so-called 50/50 proposal, during his consultation sessions, (b) on what basis was this advice not taken and (c) if he can provide copies of all such submissions; (2) (a) which (i) organisations and/or (ii) stakeholders supported the 50/50 proposal and (b) can he provide copies of all such submissions?

Reply:

(1)(a),(i),(ii) Agri South Africa, BASA/Agbiz, Sugar Association of South Africa, amongst others objected to the implementation of the 50/50 policy raising issues of co management, common visioning, and skills amongst communities and further stated that the policy should not be mandatory or binding but voluntary.

(b) All submissions are being considered in current consultations and alternative options to improve the policy are under discussion.

(c) Please refer to Annexure A for the AFASA submission.

(2)(a),(i),(ii) AFASA stated they will support the policy on condition that a farm has a turnover of R50 million. NGOs working on land also support the policy but did not provide written submissions.

(b) Please refer to Annexure B. All parties and stakeholders who are participating in consultations have embraced the principle of strengthening the rights of people who have contributed to the growth of the farming sector realising also the need of creating stability in the sector. Stakeholders went further to put options and suggestions on how to make the proposal workable. Consultations are still on going and there are many areas of convergence. It has been agreed with all stakeholders to select a few pilot sites for learning purposes and if the proposal does not work, it will be reviewed. Stakeholders are from organised agriculture, commodity organisations and NGOs.

07 July 2015 - NW2343

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

(1)With reference to the 31 variables assessed by the former Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation’s Management Performance Assessment Tool (MPAT) in the 2012-13 financial year, (a) what remedies have been implemented by her department to address the 15 weaknesses highlighted by the specified assessment results of the MPAT and (b) in the case of each weakness, list its corresponding corrective measure; (2) why did her department not appear before the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration as well as Performance Monitoring and Evaluation when invited to do so in the 2012-13 financial year; (3) what is the current MPAT assessment of her department?

Reply:

(1)

a) The Department of Defence utilises MPAT results to improve on its management practices and internal controls. This is achieved by means of continuously endeavouring to improve on good practice as per the prescribed MPAT standards.

b) After the DOD received the MPAT 1.3 (2012-13) results during mid-December 2014, a Departmental Instruction, approved by the Accounting Officer, was issued (DS/DPSP/R/501/13/4 dated 10 December 2014) to address the development of improvement plans. Key performance areas, which received a result of “partial compliance” or “non-compliance” with MPAT standards, had to compile an action plan to ensure improvement and/or full adherence to MPAT standards. Compliance with these action plans was monitored through the normal DOD’s performance reporting processes.

Improvement / actions to be taken to address the weaknesses as indicated by assessment results are listed in Appendix A.

2.  The Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration as well as Performance Monitoring and Evaluation took place on 05 November 2014 in the Strand Towers Hotel, Cape Town. Selected departments with poor MPAT results were invited to appear before this Committee, The DOD was not one of the departments invited to appear on that occasion.

3.  The moderated MPAT 1.4 results were received during the end of May 2015. The average DOD score is 2.1.

07 July 2015 - NW2134

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Walters, Mr TC to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

With reference to his statement in his Budget Vote Debate No 39, Rural Development and Land Reform, Appropriation Bill on 8 May 2015, regarding the prohibition of land ownership by foreign nationals, (a) can he provide the accredited (i) research and/or (ii) impact studies showing the negative impact of foreign land ownership in the country used by his department to develop the proposed banning of foreign ownership of agricultural land and (b) what is the full academic reference in each case?

Reply:

(a)(i),(ii) Yes. Please refer to Annexures A and B.

  1. Please refer to Annexure C.

07 July 2015 - NW2136

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

With reference to his statement on land ceilings in his Debate on Vote 39, Rural Development and Land Reform, Appropriation Bill, on 8 May 2015, can he provide the accredited (a) research or (b) impact study or studies used by his department in determining the impact of the land ceiling proposals on (i) food security, (ii) jobs and employment, (iii) land values and (iv) the financial sector and (c) what is the full academic reference in each case?

Reply:

(a)(b)(i),(ii),(iii),(iv) Yes. A study called “A Comprehensive Assessment of Land Ceilings in Selected Countries and Lessons for South Africa`s Proposed Reforms - Freehold with Limited Extent” (Professor Sam Kariuke 21 March 2012); and a study on “The Agricultural Economy of South Africa and the Implications of a Potential Land Ceilings Policy and Legislation on the Broader Economy” (Makennete, Schalkwyk et al). Please refer to Annexures A and B.

(c) Please refer to Annexure C.

07 July 2015 - NW2235

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Whether (a) her department and (b) any entities reporting to her has paid out the remainder of any employee's contract before the contractually stipulated date of termination of the contract since the 2008-09 financial year up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, (i) what amount has (aa) her department and (bb) entities reporting to her spent on each such payout, (ii) to whom were these payouts made and (iii) what were the reasons for the early termination of the contracts in each specified case?

Reply:

According to the Department of Military Veterans

None

According to the Castle Control Board:

None

07 July 2015 - NW2257

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Mubu, Mr KS to ask the Minister of Public Works

Whether (a) his department and (b) any entities reporting to him has paid out the remainder of any employee's contract before the contractually stipulated date of termination of the contract since the 2008-09 financial year up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, (i) what amount has (aa) his department and (bb) entities reporting to him spent on each such payout, (ii) to whom were these payouts made and (iii) what were the reasons for the early termination of the contracts in each specified case?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works

With respect to the Department of Public Works:

(a) Yes, the Department of Public Works paid out the remainder of an employee’s contract in the 2012/2013 financial year.

(i) (aa) The amount of R1 523 504.98, was paid out after tax was deducted.

(ii) The above-mentioned amount was paid to a former Director-General in the Department of Public Works.

(iii) The amount was paid as a result of the redetermination of the term of office of the employee.

In most of these cases Government has made a saving, because we settled for an average of six months, instead of the full duration of the employment contract and thus avoided incurring further costs. In other cases the settlements were based on the outcomes of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) arbitrations.

With respect to public entities:

(b) Apart from the Independent Development Trust (IDT) none of the four public entities reporting to the Department of Public Works paid out the remainder of any employee’s contract before the contractually stipulated date of termination of contract since the 2008/09 financial year up to 31 March 2015. The IDT paid out the following amounts based on the negotiated separation agreements or CCMA arbitration awards against the IDT for terminated contracts involving disciplinary cases:

(i) (bb) Amount paid out

(ii) To whom paid

(iii) Reasons for contract termination

Financial year

R822 102.34

Former Regional General Manager – Limpopo Office

Changes in the business operating environment and changes in organizational requirements and skills demands for the position.

2009/2010

R793 267.94

Former Regional General Manager – Western Cape Office

Changes in the business operating environment and changes in organizational requirements and skills demands for the position.

2009/2010

R646 671.00

Former General Manager: Human Resources – National Office

Incompatible behaviour causing disharmony at work. The case was resolved through a mutual separation agreement.

2011/2012

R1 014 266.00

Former Executive Head: Corporate Services – National Office

Relationship between employer and employee had reached irreconcilable differences. The case was resolved through mutual separation.

2011/2012

R997 204.00

Former Programme Implementation Manager – Limpopo Office

The employee was dismissed for gross irregularities and at arbitration the ruling went against the IDT resulting in the settlement pay out.

2011/2012

R470 224.00

Former Programme Manager: Social Development – North West Office

The employee was dismissed for alleged tender irregularities but the CCMA determined that his suspension had been procedurally unfair and made an award in his favour leading to the four months settlement.

2013/2014

R691 561.00

Former Senior Manager: Human Resources Management – National Office

Incompatible behaviour causing disharmony at work. The case was resolved through a mutual separation agreement.

2013/2014

R437 000.00

Former Programme Manager: Social Development – Limpopo

The employee was charged and dismissed for gross misconduct, but the Employee won the case at the CCMA and was awarded 6 months’ salary pay.

2013/2014

R1 437 004.00

Former Regional General Manager – Eastern Cape Office

Changes in the terms and conditions of employment rendered the employee redundant, leading to a breakdown of relations. The breakdown in relations led to a negotiated mutual separation agreement.

2014/2015

R50 000.00

Former Filing Clerk – National Office

This was an irregular appointment as the individual did not have appropriate qualifications for the position. The contract was then annulled upon which the employee took the matter to the CCMA and the CCMA ruled that there had been procedural unfairness in the handling of the matter and an award of four months’ salary was given.

2014/2015

07 July 2015 - NW2135

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

With reference to his statement in his Budget Vote Debate No 39, Rural Development and Land Reform, Appropriation Bill on 8 May 2015, regarding the 50/50 proposal, (a) can he provide the accredited (i) research and/or (ii) impact studies used by his department in determining the impact of the 50/50 proposal on (aa) food security, (bb) jobs and employment, (cc) land values and (dd) the financial sector and (b) what is the full academic reference in each case?

Reply:

(a)(i),(ii),(aa),(bb),(cc),(dd) No research was conducted; however the selection of few pilot sites is intended to establish the feasibility of the implementation of the policy based on the problems and challenges of tenure insecurity of people working the land. The pilots will be carefully selected using the set criteria and the participation of stakeholders. The sites will be monitored in order to draw lessons for further improvements or changes to the policy.

07 July 2015 - NW2425

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What amount did (a) his department and (b) each entity reporting to him spend on advertising in (i) Sowetan and (ii) Daily Sun in the (aa) 2012-13, (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) 2014-15 financial years?

Reply:

(a)  The Department did not use the Sowetan and Daily Sun newspapers for advertising during the years in question.

(b)  At the time of compilation, eighteen out of twenty-six entities responded to the request for information, with ten entities indicating that they had not advertised in the Sowetan and Daily Sun in the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 financial years. The responses from the eight entities are listed in the table below.

(b) Public Entity

(i) Amount spent on advertising in the Sowetan

(ii) Amount spent on advertising in the Daily Sun

 

(aa) 2012/13

(bb) 2013/14

(cc) 2014/15

(aa) 2012/13

(bb) 2013/14

(cc) 2014/15

  1. Banking Sector Education and Training Authority (BANKSETA)

R48 675.00

R66 470.00

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

  1. Education, Training and Development Practices (ETDPSETA)

R28 169.84

R129 558.94

R95 891.72

R0.00

R0.00

R49 709.02

  1. Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA)

R59 211.20

R16 545.39

R0.00

R19 794.62

R22 855.87

R0.00

  1. Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority (INSETA)

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

R29 913.60

R32 558.40

R0.00

  1. Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA)

R40 530.96

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

  1. National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)

R21 523.20

R0.00

R60 575.04

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

  1. Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

R0.00

R0.00

R 6 019.20

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

  1. Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA)

R42 237.00

R19 243.20

R78 454.80

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

Compiler/contact persons:

Ext:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

REPLY TO QUESTION 2425 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

06 July 2015 - NW2391

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

To how many police stations has the Integrated Case Docket Management System been deployed?

Reply:

The Investigation Case Docket Management System (ICDMS) functionality has been implemented at 697 police stations since inception. These figures reflect the status as on 2015-06-12.

The breakdown per Province is as follows:

PROVINCE

TOTAL

Eastern Cape

58

Free State

60

Gauteng

138

KwaZulu-Natal

100

Limpopo

58

Mpumalanga

73

North West

52

Northern Cape

42

Western Cape

116

TOTAL

697

06 July 2015 - NW2481

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McLoughlin, Mr AR to ask the Minister of Police

(1)With regard to his reply to question 2293 on 18 June 2015, where did he get the information that Democratic Alliance (DA) members were wearing DA branded name tags; (2) whether there are any reasons and/or provisions why an open public meeting, where press are reporting, cannot be recorded; if so, what are the reasons and/or provisions; (3) why did the chairperson inform the community police forum meeting that the Member of the Executive Council had given an instruction to postpone the meeting when it was in fact Mr D Sibuyi who had given the advice that the meeting be postponed; (4) will any action be taken in this regard?

Reply:

(1) From CPF Chairperson Linda McKenzie.

(2)  CPF chairperson Linda McKenzie observed a hidden video camera recorder hidden in the shoe box and asked Mr Allan Fourie why the camera is hidden in the box and his reply was that it is used to record and video. She then asked him if he had obtained permission from the executive and he replied that permission was not needed.

(3)  CPF chairperson conveyed the message from the MEC office to the community at the CPF meeting.

(4)  No action will be taken.