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28 November 2017 - NW3817

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

With regard to Notice R776 of Gazette GG 34621 of 20 September 2011, which exempted the operation of motor vehicles in the transporting of International Organisation for Standardisation containers, specifically 40ft Hi Cube containers, from complying with the provision of regulation 224(b) of the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000 under the National Road Traffic Act, Act 93 of 1996, (a)(i) what investigations have been done in this regard and (ii) what are the outcomes of such investigations and (b) what plans does his department have in place once the moratorium expires on 31 December 2018?

Reply:

(a) (i) It was not the role of the Department to conduct any investigation. The reprieve was to allow the operators to procure and ensure that they comply with the provisions of the Act.

   (ii) Not applicable, falls away

(b) The Department is going to ensure that the provisions of legislation is complied with because the industry was given time to ensure that they comply with the requirements of the prescribed legislation.

27 November 2017 - NW3395

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

Whether military hospitals are considered as critical infrastructure and, therefore, classified as National Key Points; if so, are all the measures in place to fulfil the prescribed requirements and the concomitant budget allocation?

Reply:

Yes, Military hospitals are critical infrastructure to the Department of Defence and Military Veterans.

The Military Hospitals are not promulgated as National Key Points, but are classified as strategic Military installations requiring more stringent security measures.

The budget allocation to the SAMHS is determined by the total demands and requirements of the entire Department of Defence which as reported is grossly underfunded. The Department has however put measures in place to maintain the operational readiness and integrity of the SANDF even under conditions of limited resources.

27 November 2017 - NW3227

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What number of SA Police Service (SAPS) members are on duty for each shift at the Johannesburg International Mail Centre; (2) whether any plans have been put in place to increase the number of SAPS members on duty for each shift at the specified facility; if not, why not; if so, by (a) what number and (b) which date?

Reply:

(1)

Four members are currently working at the Mail Centre, at the OR Tambo International Airport. The Mail Centre operates from 07:30 to 16:00, from Monday to Friday and is, therefore, not operational on a 24-hour shift basis.

(2)(a)(b)

The Component: Organisational Development, is currently revising the structure of the South African Police Service (SAPS), at the OR Tambo International Airport. Once a revised structure has been approved, the SAPS Management will revisit the deployment at the Mail Centre and other environments, to enhance law enforcement at the airport.

27 November 2017 - NW3260

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

(1)With reference to the reported alienation of the MIG-21 fighter aircraft from the SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum at the Zwartkop Airforce Base, which the President of the Republic, Mr J G Zuma, allegedly gave as a present to the new Angolan President, what are the details of the (a) processes and procedures that need to be followed when the SAAF wants to dispose of an aircraft preserved by the SAAF Museum which is on the SAAF asset register and (b) public participation processes in this regard; (2) were any of the alienation and public participation processes followed; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the details from the processes that were followed; (3) (a) why was the aircraft allegedly given as a present to the new Angolan President, (b) what benefits will be received by the country and the SAAF Museum at the Zwartkop Airforce Base specifically, (c) what was the costs of (i) disposing and (ii) transporting the aircraft to Angola and (d)(i) how will the loss of this aircraft impact on the tourists and visitors to the SAAF Museum and (ii) how will this loss be made up in the future?

Reply:

1 and 2:

The Aircraft was not donated but returned back to the Angolans, this is evident in the history of the Aircraft.

All legal requirements were met since all necessary documentation including the necessary authority for the movement of Arms across the boarders was acquired from the Arms Control Board as regulated.

27 November 2017 - NW3514

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(a) How many official international trips did (i) she and (ii) the Deputy Minister undertake since 1 April 2015 and (b) what (i) was the (aa) purpose, (bb) outcome, (cc) duration and (dd) cost of each trip and (ii) role did she play in each case and (c) (i) which officials from her department accompanied her and (ii) what were the costs in respect of each official that accompanied her?

Reply:

(1) (a) The official international trips that I and the Deputy Minister undertake at any given period are always guided by the provisions of the Ministerial Handbook.

(b) The aspects that relate to the purpose, outcome and duration of each official international trip are considered by the President before he approves such official trips in line with the Ministerial Handbook.

(c) Costs incurred by the Executive and or the Government officials are readily made available in relevant annual reports which are tabled in Parliament .

 

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27 November 2017 - NW3689

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

According to the findings of the Auditor-General of South Africa for the 2015-16 financial year which were reported during the 2016-17 financial year, (a) why were goods and services with a transaction value of more than R500 000 procured through an unfair competitive bidding process in contravention of the National Treasury Regulation 16A.3.2(a) and (b) what consequence management was applied in this instance?

Reply:

Question 1a.

What were goods and services with a transaction value of more than R500 000 procured through an unfair competitive bidding process in contravention of the National Treasury Regulations 16A3.2 (a) and (b):

Response

The goods and services related to this audit finding is the Through Life Capability Management (TLCM) Implementation Project.

Question 1(b)

What consequence management was applied in this instance?

Although the decisions were taken by a project team and bidding committee level, the process advisors should have underscored the ambiguity of section 5 of the SCM Practice Note No 3 of 2003, to inform consultation with National Treasury prior to award. In this regard Director Matériel Governance, Risk and Compliance was held responsible for this irregular expenditure and was given a letter of admonishment because there was no display of malicious intent or intentional deviation from the process.

27 November 2017 - NW3213

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with reference to his involvement and conduct on the N1 highway with members of the SA Police Service (details furnished) during the arrest of 10 men who were allegedly suspects in the killings that took place in the Marikana settlement in Phillipi, Cape Town, (a) (i) he has found that the deceased whose coffin was violated and searched during the operation was a suspect in the matter, (ii) it was proper for him to post photos of the arrested suspects on social media before they had appeared in court and (iii) he regrets the specified incident and the role he played therein and (b) he intends to make amends with those whose human and constitutional rights were violated; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(a)(i) The Minister of Police visited a scene on the N1 highway, at the Huguenot tunnel, where eight suspects were apprehended. He asked for their names and destination and urged them to cooperate with the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) investigation. The Minister did not attend any scene where a coffin was searched or present.

(a)(ii) Not applicable.

(a)(iii) Not applicable.

(b) Not applicable.

27 November 2017 - NW3205

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What progress has been made with case number CAS 440/5/17 at the Brixton Police Station; (2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(1) A case of fraud is being investigated. The Investigating Officer made contact with the person who completed the 3M(a), Preamble to Statement and the 3M(b), A1 Statement, as attached in the case docket, which provide information on the complainant. This person promised to identify someone who will assist the Investigating Officer. To date, this information has not been brought forward.

The A1 statement was submitted by an advocate, who is currently in the United States of America (USA) and the statement was not made under oath. The Investigating Officer also visited the church, which is the object of the dispute, to conduct further investigation.

The Investigating Officer will again approach the abovementioned person, to assist him in the investigation of the case.

(2) No, a statement will not be made on the matter.

27 November 2017 - NW3688

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

According to the findings of the Auditor-General of South Africa for the 2015-16 financial year which were reported during the 2016-17 financial year, (a) why were certain contracts extended or modified without the approval of a properly delegated official as stipulated by National Treasury Instruction Note 32 and (b) what consequence management was applied in this instance?

Reply:

Question 1a.

Why were certain contracts extended or modified without the approval of a properly delegated official as stipulated by National treasury Instruction Note 32

Response

In terms of Paragraph 3.3 of the National Treasury Practice Note 5 of 2009/2010 for SITA procurements of goods and services the procurement officer obtained a letter from SITA giving the DOD permission to continue to procure on its own as one of the options. SITA response was deemed sufficient proof that SITA as an organ of the Minister of DPSA is officially delegated to approve such authority. Taking into account the aforementioned, an additional approval was not obtained from the Minister of DPSA nor any other official from DPSA.

Question 1b.

What consequence management was applied in this instance?

Based on the process that was followed and that SITA gave the DOD the option to procure using the DOD procurement process, no DOD member was held liable for the irregular expenditure.

27 November 2017 - NW3348

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Dlamini, Ms L to ask the Minister of Energy

1) Whether (a) he or she (b) his Deputy Minister made use of a charted private jet during the period 1 January 2013 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, what (i) were the reasons for using a charted private jet, (ii) was the travel route in each case and (iii) did the use of the jet cost the department in each case?

Reply:

  1. Neither the Minister nor the Deputy Minister made use of a chartered flight for the period specified in the question.

 

27 November 2017 - NW2854

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What number of civilians (a) currently have one or more firearms registered in their names on the Central Firearm Register (CFR) and (b) have used the specified registered firearms for (i) criminal activities and/or (ii) homicide; (2) what number of (a) civilian firearms registered in the CFR have been reported as lost or stolen and (b) the specified firearms have been recovered since 1 January 2007; (3) what number of unregistered firearms have been recovered by the SA Police Service since 1 January 2007; (4) what number of (a) firearms registered to state entities, including the SA National Defence Force, State Security Agency, National Intelligence Agency, SA Police Service and any other law enforcement entity, have been reported as lost or stolen and (b) the specified firearms have been recovered since 1 January 2007?

Reply:

(1)(a) On 20 September 2017, a total of 1 661 158 individual firearm owners (civilians) had one or more firearms registered in their names, on the Central Firearm Register (CFR) data base.

(1)(b)(i)(ii) The information with regards to paragraph (1)(b)(i) and (ii), is not readily available as it must be verified, before the information can be submitted. A request is hereby made for an extension, in order to provide the correct information, as soon as it is received.

(2)(a) A total of 81 931 firearms, registered on the CFR data base, belonging to individual firearm owners (civilians), were reported lost or stolen during the period, 1 January 2007 to 20 September 2017.

(2)(b) A total of 37 411 firearms with serial numbers, were recovered during the period, 1 January 2007 to 20 September 2017, which are linked to individuals firearms owners (civilians), who are registered on the CFR data base.

(3) A total of 29 682 unregistered firearms, (firearms with a serial numbers that has never been registered on the CFR database, or where the serial numbers have been erased/filed off, or firearms with duplicate serial numbers), were recovered during the period, 1 January 2007 to 20 September 2017.

(4)(a) A total of 15 489 firearms, belonging to official institutions, were reported lost or stolen during the period, 1 January 2007 to 20 September 2017.

(4)(b) A total of 4 980 firearms, with serial numbers, were recovered during the period, 1 January 2007 to 20 September 2017, and were linked to official institutions, as registered on the CFR data base

27 November 2017 - NW2999

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Energy

1) What is the (a) total amount that was paid out in bonuses to employees in her department and (b) detailed breakdown of the bonus that was paid out to each employee in each salary level in the 2016-17 financial year; 2) What is the (total) estimated amount that will be paid out in bonuses to employees in her department and (b) detailed breakdown of the bonus that will be paid out to each employee in each salary level in the 2017-18 financial year?

Reply:

1. a) R4,391,910 (rounded to the nearest 10),

b) Detailed breakdown of the bonus that was paid out to each employee in each salary level in the 2016-17 financial year

Salary Level

Number of

Beneficiaries

Amount paid

3

1

4803.02

5

60

452387.43

6

15

139318.7

7

64

737812.67

8

24

332472.42

9

28

449342.31

10

36

747976.27

11

28

726405.71

12

22

662457.3

13

2

76101.32

15

1

62830.5

Grand Total

281

4391907.65

2. a) The estimated amount will be in accordance with the stipulated guidelines of 1.5% of the total remunerative.

b) The department is currently conducting the moderation process incorporating amongst others the outcome of the audit into performance information.        The final figures are envisaged to be finalised by 31 December 2017.

27 November 2017 - NW2717

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

(1)(a) What is her department’s budget for VIP flights in the 2017-18 financial year and (b) what amount did her department spend on VIP flights (i) in the (aa) 2015-16 and (bb) 2016-17 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017; (2) (a) what is the total number of VIP flights that her department undertook since 1 April 2017 and (b) what was the cost of each flight?

Reply:

Fin Year

Budget for VVIP Charter flights

Expenditure for VVIP Charter flights

2017/18

R 24 992 229.00

R 18 430 452.26

2016/17

R 26 880 267.00

R 61 078 365.26

     

2015/16

R 22 875 721.00

R 17 775 033.11

 

R 74 748 217.00

R 97 283 850.63

   

2. (a) what is the total number of VIP flights that her department undertook since 1 April 2017 and (b) what was the cost of each flight? NW 3024

REPLY

VVIP flights for 2017/18

   

Number of Charter flights

Cost per Charter flight

1

R 616 744.00

2

R 1 142 665.14

3

R 908 000.00

4

R 433 516.00

5

R 4 681 500.00

6

R 6 680 000.00

7

R 697 253.70

8

R 755 000.01

9

R 510 000.01

10

R 557 500.00

27 November 2017 - NW2602

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

What number of foreign military forces have been stationed in the country (a) permanently and (b) temporarily since 1994?

Reply:

There are no foreign military forces that have stationed in the country either permanently or temporarily since 1994 save for some elements of foreign defence forces such as the (BPST) British Peace Support Team which replaced the BMAT (British Military Assistance Team). This team will be completing their stay of duty towards the end of November 2017.

We also have foreign Defence Attaches stationed in the country in accordance with International agreements that the RSA is part of.

27 November 2017 - NW3241

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) What are the details of the (a) processes that were followed to suspend the (i) Director-General, (ii) Deputy Director-General and (iii) Chief Financial Officer in her department and (b) reasons for suspending each of the specified persons; (2) whether the department entered into any settlement agreements with the specified persons; if so, (a) what is the total amount of each settlement and (b) what are the further relevant details in each case?

Reply:

1(a) (b) These are matters that affect individuals constitutional rights of which they are still exercising their presumption of innocence. The matters are still sub judice. It is therefore in the interest of justice that their constitutional rights be respected.

2(a) (b) Refer to 1(a) (b)

END

27 November 2017 - NW3434

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Ntlangwini, Ms EN to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any of the entities reporting to her (i) sponsored any conference of a certain political party (name furnished) and (ii) paid the host of any conference of the specified political party to display material at the conference; if so, (aa) what amounts were paid in each case and (bb) on what date did this occur in each case?

Reply:

Neither (a) the Department and/or (b) any of the entities reporting to the Department of Higher Education and Training have (i) sponsored any conference of a certain political party and (ii) paid the host of any conference of the specified political party to display material at the conference; and (aa) no amounts were paid in each case and (bb) on any date.

COMPILER DETAILS

NAME AND SURNAME:

CONTACT:

RECOMMENDATION

It is recommended that the Minister signs Parliamentary Question 3434.

MR GF QONDE

DIRECTOR–GENERAL: HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

DATE:

PARLIAMENTARY QUESTION 3434 IS APPROVED / NOT APPROVED / AMENDED.

COMMENTS

PROF HB MKHIZE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

DATE:

27 November 2017 - NW2703

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

Whether (a) the SA Police Service and/or (b) any other entity or body that reports to him is currently investigating any complaints lodged against a certain person (name furnished); if so, in each case, what are the relevant details with regard to the (i) complaint, (ii) case number, (iii) date that the complaint was received, (iv) investigating officer assigned to the case and (v) status of the investigation?

Reply:

(a) Yes, the South African Police Service (SAPS) is currently investigating two cases against the specified person.

(b) For the Ministry of Police to reply.

(b)(i) A case of intimidation, conspiracy to commit murder and crimen injuria is being investigated at the Pretoria Central Police Station and a case of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, is being investigated at the Sunnyside Police Station.

(b)(ii) Pretoria Central, CAS 881/05/2017 and Sunnyside, CAS 3/10/2016.

(b)(iii) The complaint, of driving under the influence of alcohol, was received on 1 October 2016 and the intimidation case was received on 8 May 2017.

(b)(iv) The details of the investigating officer cannot be disclosed, in order to allow the investigation to be conducted without fear or favour.

(b)(v) Pretoria Central, CAS 881/05/2017 was received back from the office of the Senior Public Prosecutor, on 26 September 2017, with further instructions for the investigating officer to comply with. The investigating officer is currently attending to the requests of the Senior Public Prosecutor. Sunnyside, CAS 3/10/2016 was at court on 16 October 2017. The case has been remanded to 1 November 2017, for a trial date to be determined.

27 November 2017 - NW3257

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

Whether, with regard to the dilapidated situation of 35 Squadron at Ysterplaat, the 35 Squadron will be scaled down or closed down by 2020; if not, (a) what are the plans and timelines to replace the 80 year old C-47TP aircraft and (b) how will this impact on the ability and capacity of the reserve force squadron stationed at Ysterplaat and their services to the protection of our sovereignty, our ocean borders and our ocean economy; if so, (i) how will this impact on the 600 staff members and their families, (ii) how will this impact on the ability and obligation of the SA Air Force to do ocean patrols, sea search and rescue missions and (iii) how will this impact on the existing international treaties and obligations to patrol and protect southern sea islands?

Reply:

(a) internal discussions around the plans for the acquisition of a suitable maritime aircraft is currently taking place within the SANDF.

(b) The Reserve Force Squadron and 35 Squadron roles do differ.

(i) There are no plans to close down 35 Squadron as yet.

(ii& iii) The SAAF is an integral part of the SANDF Maritime Security from an Air Power point of view addressing the full spectrum of the SANDF mandate and obligations.

27 November 2017 - NW3842

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)(a) What criteria were used to rescue the homes of 104 military veterans from repossession in the 2016-17 financial year, (b) what are the terms and conditions of acquiring the benefit, (c) what costs were incurred to save the houses and (d) from which military formation was each military veteran whose home was rescued from repossession; (2) whether the military veterans housing policy and regulations have been (a) amended, (b) finalised and (c) approved for implementation; if not, what is the status of the policy and regulations?

Reply:

1. (a) The 104 military veterans who received assistance with the settlement of their mortgage loans, did so by completing the prescribed application form and complying with the qualifying criteria as prescribed in the Military Veterans Benefits Regulations of 2014. The criteria is as follows:

  1. The applicant must be listed in the database of the department of Military Veterans,
  2. Must not be employed and receives a pension from the state, or
  3. Is employed with annual income of less than R125000.00,
  4. His or her spouse has not previously received a house or other housing benefits from the state,
  5. Has a mortgage loan that is registered in his or her name at a financial institution, and
  6. The total sum of the balance of the mortgage loan is equal to or less than the housing benefit.

(b) Military Veterans who are provided with assistance in the settlement of their balance outstanding on their mortgage loan with the financial institution, are subject to the following terms and conditions:

(i) Forfeit their housing benefits which they otherwise would have qualified for.

(ii) The assistance is provided as once off service where the outstanding amount is less than R188 000.00 on bond.

(c) R12, 163,465.20

(d) The Military Veterans who were provided with assistance towards the settlements of their mortgage loans, were from the following military formations.

Military Formation

Total number of beneficiaries

APLA

19

AZANLA

3

BDF

4

CDF

1

MK

38

SADF

27

SANDF

11

TDF

1

2. (a) (b) and (c) The department has initiated an open and transparent consultation process with key stakeholders to gain as much feedback as possible to ensure that the policy on housing adequately addresses the policy objectives of the Act as well as the aspirations of the beneficiaries.

The outcomes of these consultations with guide the way forward.

As regard to the Regulations, these were approved in 2014 and are being implemented in the provisioning of benefits and services to Military Veterans.

27 November 2017 - NW2928

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

(1)(a) What is the total number of weapons of each kind and caliber and (b) how much ammunition in the SA National Defence Force (i) during the period (aa) 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and (bb) 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 and (ii) since 1 April 2017 have been (aa) stolen and (bb) lost; (2) whether any (a) prosecutions have been instituted in respect of the specified cases and (b) disciplinary steps have been taken; if not, why not; if so, (i) against how many persons steps were taken, (ii) for what violation and (iii) what were the steps in each case; (3) whether she will issue a statement on the matter?

Reply:

2928 (1) (a) (i) (aa) - 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 - Pistols

Manufacture

Calibre

Number Lost

Number Stolen

a

b

c

d

Z88

9mm

N/A

3

Star

9mm

1

N/A

2928 (1) (a) (i) (aa) - 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 - Revolvers

Manufacture

Calibre

Number Lost

Number Stolen

a

b

c

d

Gun Stone

.38 (private weapon)

N/A

1

2928 (1) (a) (i) (aa) - 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 - Rifles

Manufacture

Calibre

Number Lost

Number Stolen

a

b

c

d

R4

5.6mm

N/A

11

2928 (1) (a) (i) (bb) - 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 - Pistols

Manufacture

Calibre

Number Lost

Number Stolen

a

b

c

d

Uzzi

9mm

N/A

3

FN

40/70mm

N/A

2

CZ 88

9mm

1

N/A

Star

9mm

1

N/A

Z88

9mm

6

3

Pencil Flares

Pencil Flares

N/A

253

2928 (1) (a) (i) (bb) - 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 - Rifles

Manufacture

Calibre

Number Lost

Number Stolen

a

b

c

d

R4

5.65

5

N/A

2928 (1) (a) (ii) 1 April 2017 to 30 September 2017 - Pistols

Manufacture

Calibre

Number Lost

Number Stolen

a

b

c

d

Beretta PX4 Storm

9mm

1 (recovered

after negligent loss)

N/A

Glock

9mm

1

N/A

2928 (1) (a) (ii) 1 April 2017 to 30 September 2017 - Rifles

Manufacture

Calibre

Number Lost

Number Stolen

a

b

c

d

R4

5.65mm

N/A

8

R5

5.65mm

N/A

2

2928 (1) (b) (ii) (aa) - 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 - Ammunition

Manufacture

Calibre

Number Lost

Number Stolen

a

b

c

d

Armscor

40/70mm

N/A

16 rounds

Unknown

19mm

10 rounds

N/A

2928 (1) (b) (ii) - 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 - Ammunition

Manufacture

Calibre

Number Lost

Number Stolen

a

b

c

d

Unknown

5.65mm

N/A

13625 rounds

Exercise Hand grenade’s

Exercise Hand grenade’s

N/A

2 x grenade’s

LMG

7.62MM

N/A

1311 rounds

2928 (1) (b) (ii) - 1 April 2017 to 30 September 2017 - Ammunition

Manufacture

Calibre

Number Lost

Number Stolen

a

b

c

d

Unknown

5.65mm

N/A

59 rounds

Unknown

9mm

N/A

15

2928 (2) (a) (b) (i) (ii) (iii)

Prosecution (Not prosecuted why not)

2928 (2) (a)

Disciplinary Action

(No disciplinary action

why not)

2928 (2) (b)

Action taken against how many members

2928 (2) (b)

(i)

Crime

2928 (2)

(b)

(ii)

Steps Taken

2928 (2)

(b)

(iii)

a

b

c

d

e

Military Prosecution

(1x 9mm pistol) pending

for trial

N/A

1 x SANDF member

Theft of Fire-Arm

Trial Pending

Military Prosecution

(6x R 4 rifles) pending

for trial

N/A

4 x SANDF members

Theft of Fire-Arm

Trial Pending

Civilian Court prosecution

(2 x R 4 rifles) pending

for trial

N/A

2 x SANDF members

Theft of Fire-Arm

Trial Pending

Civilian Court prosecution (3 x Uzzi’s and 2 x FN) Found guilty and received a suspended sentence

N/A

2 x Civilians

Theft of Fire-Arm

Trail finalised

Military Prosecution

(1x 9mm pistol) pending

for trial

N/A

1 x

SANDF member

Negligent

Loss of

Fire-arm

Trial Pending

Referred for decision to

Military Prosecution for decision to prosecute (1 x 9mm)

N/A

1 x SANDF member

Theft of Fire-Arm

Decision from State Prosecutor pending

Referred for decision to

Military Prosecution for decision to prosecute (2 x R4)

N/A

2 x SANDF member

Theft of Fire-Arm

Decision from State Prosecutor pending

Case under investigation (1 x

Z88)

N/A

1 x SANDF member (suspect)

under investigation

Theft of Fire-Arm

Investigation

pending

Case under investigation (7 x

R4)

N/A

11 x SANDF members (suspects)

under investigation

Theft of Fire-Arm

Investigation

pending

Case under investigation (1311

x 7.62 rounds)

N/A

1 x SANDF members (suspect)

under investigation

Theft of Fire-Arm

Investigation

pending

Military Trial pending Case

under investigation (1

x Glock)

N/A

3 x SANDF members charged

under investigation

Theft of Fire-Arm

Trial

pending

Case referred to trial, case under investigation (1 x R5)

N/A

1 x member charged

Theft of Fire-Arm

Trial

pending

3. No

27 November 2017 - NW3536

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) On what date will his department and the entities that report to him review their work and relationship with a certain company (KPMG), (b) how will the specified reviews take place, (c) who will be responsible for the reviews in each case, (d) what time lines, time frames and milestones have been set in this regard, (e) how far back will the reviews go and (f) what are the terms of reference and scope in each case; (2) what steps will his department and the entities reporting to him take in each case where the reviews uncover any irregular activity or action?

Reply:

Department

(1)(a) The Department has not used the KPMG services in the recent part.

(b) Not applicable

(c)(d)(e)(f) Not applicable

(2) Not applicable

Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited (ACSA)

(1)(a) ACSA confirms that it has conducted and completed a review of its relationship with KPMG in light of market developments

(b) Contracts awarded and scope of work for each were identified and reviewed.

(c) Business unit management (users) and Finance were responsible for the reviews.

(d) The reviews have been completed.

(f) Review focused on determining the nature of work contracted for - ACSA confirms that KPMG are on a non-statutory panel and that KPMG are not used to undertake assurance work.

2. No irregular activity or action identified.

Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS)

(1)(a) KPMG is currently managing ATNS’s fraud hotline. Their role is limited to logging of calls only. The responsibility to investigate calls as logged is mandated to the ATNS Internal Audit department. ATNS reviews the relationship with its service providers annually or as and when contracts are due for renewal.

(b) N/A

(c) N/A

(d) N/A

(e) N/A

(2) N/A

Cross-Border Road Transport Agency

The Cross-Border Road Transport does not have any work relationship with KPMG. Therefore, (1) Not applicable;

(2) not applicable.

Road Accident Fund

(1) (a) The Road Accident Fund (RAF) finalised an internal review into the work of KPMG and did not identify any quality concerns, but the Board intends to meet with KPMG on 23 November 2017 to discuss the parties’ continued relationship in light of the reputational risk that exists for the RAF, questions (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f) are not applicable since no further reviews are planned, at this time;

(2) the internal review and standard supply chain management contract review processes performed by the RAF did not uncover any irregular activity or action on the part of KPMG, but should any such irregular activity or action come to light in future the RAF’s actions will be informed by the nature of the particular irregular activity or action; the specific contractual agreements in place; and, the law as it pertains to the particular irregular activity or action.

Road Traffic Infringement Agency

(1) (a) The review is scheduled for 22 December 2017

(b) The review will be in the form of an assessment of the deliverables, validity and quality thereof, in relation to the specifications for managing the anti-Fraud and Corruption Hotline.

(c) Legal and Risk Management units in the Agency

(d) 3 months from start to completion

(e) With effect from December 2015 when they were appointed.

(f) Review the terms of the contract for manning the anti-Fraud and Corruption Hotline.

(2) Termination of the contract

Road Traffic Management Corporation

The RTMC has no continuous relationship with KPMG

South African National Roads Agency Limited

(1)&(2) SANRAL’s contractual relationship with KPMG ended on 31 October 2017. KPMG provided tax advisory services to SANRAL from 1 May 2015. The assignments were mostly driven by SARS queries on compliance issues for VAT purposes. The submissions were reviewed by SANRAL and SARS. No further reviews will be conducted.

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

The South African Civil Aviation Authority does not do any work with KPMG.

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)

1. (a) Prasa has no contract with KMPG

(b) Not applicable

(c) Not applicable

(d) Not applicable

(e) Not applicable

(f) Not applicable

Railway Safety Regulator (RSR)

1. (a) The RSR does not have any current contract or work performed for the past three years by KPMG

(b) Not applicable

(c) Not applicable

(d) Not applicable

(e) Not applicable

(f) Not applicable

2. Not applicable

Ports Regulator of South Africa (PRSA)

  1. (a) The Ports Regulator currently does not have a business/contractual relationship with KPMG and has not transacted with KPMG in the past, therefore there’s no need to review any working relationship. (b) N/A, (c) N/A, (d) N/A, (e) N/A and (f) N/A.
  2. N/A

South Africa Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)

(1) The South African Maritime Authority (SAMSA) does not have (nor has it had in the last five years) any business relationship with KPMG.

(2) Given the recent negative publicity around KMPG, it is highly unlikely that SAMSA will be engaging the services of KPMG, not unless all matters pertaining to the negative publicity have been clarified by National Treasury.

27 November 2017 - NW3450

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Mokause, Ms MO to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(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:

1. In terms of Section 30 of the public Service Act, 2001 as amended, the number of officials granted permission to do remunerative work in the past three years are as follows:-

YEAR

NUMBER OF OFFICIALS WHO APPLIED FOR OTHER REMUNERATIVE WORK

NUMBER APPROVED

NUMBER NOT APPROVED

2015

6

6

0

2016

14

13

1

2017

7

4

3

2. (a);(b) and (c).None of the officials or and employees of the Department of Public Service and Administration were given permission to have and /or do business dealings with the Government.

END

27 November 2017 - NW2266

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1)For what exact period was the private residence of the Minister of Public Enterprises, Mr N P Nhleko, in KwaZulu-Natal in the care of the SA Police Service (SAPS); (2) (a) for what period and (b) how many (i) SAPS members and (ii) different types of vehicles was the specified residence in the care of the Public Order Police division; (3) (a) who (i) gave persmission and/or (ii) provided authorisation for the protection of the residence and (b) what were the costs associated with this protection; (4) whether his department took any steps to recover the costs from Mr NP Nhleko; if not, why not; if so, what steps; (5) whether he will make a statement regarding the matter?

Reply:

1. From 5 July 2014 to 20 July 2017.

(2)(a) The residence was guarded on a 24-hour basis.

(2)(b)(i) Two members were on duty during the day and two, during the night, thereby maintaining a 24-hour guard duty capacity.

(2)(b)(ii) A Nyala armoured vehicle was permanently posted at the said residence. An additional soft top vehicle, single/double cab bakkie or a combi, was used by the members, who performed duties at the residence.

(3)(a)(i)(ii) The former Minister of Police, Minister Nhleko, was afforded static guard duties by the Provincial Commissioner: KwaZulu-Natal, as a result of his portfolio, as the Minister of Police.

(3)(b) Salaries: Constables @ R 17,79, per hour x 2 shifts (normal rate) = R 853,92. Sunday rate @ R35,58, per hour. Total for the period is R813 785,76.

Fuel: 60km @ R4, 98 km, per day = R298,80 x 2 = R597,60 for a 24 hour period x 1 110 days = R663 336,00.

(4) No, Minister Nhleko was the Minister of Police during the period of guard duties and was, therefore, afforded static guard duties at his residence, by the Provincial Commissioner based on the Minister’s portfolio.

(5) No.

27 November 2017 - NW2900

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James, Ms LV to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

What is the detailed (a) breakdown of and (b) valuation for current and non-current assets and investments held by (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him according to (aa) listed assets (aaa) directly held and (bbb) indirectly held and (bb) unlisted investments (aaa) directly held and (bbb) indirectly held by each of the entities, in each case breaking the current assets and investments down by 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months and beyond 12 months?

Reply:

(a) and (b) (i) The Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa holds no investments and does not have non-current assets either. In line with the Statement of Financial Position at financial year end 31 March 2017, the Department had R3 013 000 in current assets as disclosed in page no. 154 of the Annual Report of the Department, tabled before Parliament and as audited by the Auditor-General South Africa.

(ii) The entities reporting to the Minister of Sport and Recreation do not hold any unlisted investments, neither directly nor indirectly and also do not hold any non-current assets.

27 November 2017 - NW3091

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Bara, Mr M R to ask the Minister of Police

(1) (a) How many SA Police Service (SAPS) members that formed part of the Cato Manor Serious and Violent Crime Unit were suspended as a result of alleged death squad operations that were carried out by the unit (details furnished) (b) of these how many (i) passed away whilst on suspension, (ii) retired whilst on suspension, (iii) are still on suspension and (iv) have had their suspension lifted and (c) in each case what are the relevant details including the (i) full names, (ii) rank and (iii) date of suspension; (2) (a) how many of the members are currently facing disciplinary action and (b) what are the status of these actions?

Reply:

(1)(a) There were 24 members, who formed part of the Cato Manor Serious and Violent Crime Unit.

(1)(b)(i) One member passed away whilst on suspension.

(1)(b)(ii)) Eight members retired whilst on suspension.

(1)(b)(iii) Fifteen members are still on suspension.

(1)(b)(iv) No members have had their suspensions lifted.

(1)(c)(i)(ii)(iii)

No

Rank

Initials and Surname

Date of suspension

Service Termination

 

Major General

JL Booysen

 

2017-02-28 (early retirement)

 

Lt Colonel

JM Olivier

2012-11-09

2017-01-31 (retirement)

 

Captain

SJ Smith

2012-11-09

 
 

Captain

A Lockem

2012-11-09

2016-05-31 (resigned)

 

Captain

N Crouse

2012-11-09

 
 

Lieutenant

M Panday

2012-11-09

 
 

Lieutenant

MW Thabethe

2012-11-09

2016-06-30 (resigned)

 

Warrant Officer

R Naidoo

2012-11-09

 
 

Warrant Officer

B Zondi

2012-11-09

2015-12-31 (purchasing discharge)

 

Warrant Officer

TE Mdlalose

2012-11-09

 
 

Warrant Officer

EA Nel

2012-11-09

2016-05-31 (purchasing discharge)

 

Warrant Officer

ME Nkabane

2012-11-09

 
 

Warrant Officer

A Pillay

2012-11-09

 
 

Warrant Officer

J Marten

2012-11-09

 
 

Warrant Officer

CJ Smith

2012-11-09

 
 

Warrant Officer

PW George

2012-11-09

2017-06-30 (early retirement)

 

Warrant Officer

P Makhanya

2012-11-09

 
 

Warrant Officer

A Ghaness

2012-11-09

 
 

Warrant Officer

G Padayachee

2012-11-09

 
 

Warrant Officer

AFJ Staltz

2012-11-09

 
 

Warrant Officer

PJ Mostert

2012-11-09

2016-07-31 (early retirement)

 

Sergeant

RC Lee

2012-11-09

 
 

Sergeant

TM Mkhwanazi

2012-11-09

 
 

Captain

N Eva

2012-11-09

(deceased)

(2)(a) A total of 15 members, are currently facing disciplinary action.

 

(2)(b) The members are still on suspension.

27 November 2017 - NW3092

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Brauteseth, Mr TJ to ask the Minister of Police

What is the (a) current status of the investigation into the alleged existence and activities of the Cato Manor Death Squad and (b) by what date does his department envisage the completion of specified investigation?

Reply:

(a) The status of the Cato Manor Investigation is that the cases are currently in the Durban High Court pending the determination of a trial date. The case was in court on 10 November 2017 and was then further remanded to 08 October 2018 due to the accused awaiting a separate Court process in their challenge of the racketeering charges authorized by the National Director of Public Prosecutions.

(b) The investigation was completed in 2012 and the accused appeared in Court on the 24 August 2012, after which the case was remanded to the High Court

One of the accused General Booysen then challenged the racketeering charge against him, the Court found in his favour , then the charges against him were dropped.

After the appointment of the new NDPP, Adv Shaun Abrahams, the charges were reinstated. General Booysen now with all the accused are challenging the racketeering charges, hence the case has been remanded to 08 October 2018 to allow that process to be concluded

27 November 2017 - NW2929

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

(1) Whether her department gave permission for the removal of a MiG-21 jet fighter from the Air Force Museum and donating it to Angola; if so, (a) what is the reason for that, (b) whether all legal requirements were met and (c) whether the SA Heritage Resources Agency (i) was consulted regarding the donation and (ii) gave its consent; (2) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(1) Yes the Department gave permission for the removal of a Mig-21 jet fighter from the Air Force Museum. The aircraft was not donated but returned back to its original owners since it belongs to the Angolans.

(a) The Aircraft was not donated but returned back to the Angolans, this is evident in the history of the Aircraft.

(b) Yes all legal requirements were met since all necessary documentation including necessary authority for the movement of Arms across the boarders was acquired from the Arms Control Board as regulated.

(c) There was no need to contact the SA Heritage Resource Agency for equipment that does not belong to the country since the aircraft belongs to the Angolans and was just returned back to its original owners.

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE AIRCRAFT

On 14 December 1989 a Mig-21 Bis Fishbed serial number C340 of the Angolan Air Force flown by Lieutenant Domingos José de Almeida Vinez took off from the airfield at Lubango on a routine ferry flight from Lubango to the airfield at Menogue. The aircraft climbed to altitude on a general heading of 90 degrees magnetic.

On a number of occasions, the aircraft entered clouds and upon regaining visual contact with the ground, the Pilot was no longer able to orientate himself as to his position. After a while he elected to divert to Cuito Cuanavale. Continuing on his present course, the aircraft began giving the pilot a low fuel warning at which time, he elected to attempt an emergency landing.

After preparing the aircraft for the forced landing, he selected an open field and executed a near perfect “normal” landing near Otjiwarongo in South West Africa (Namibia) and the aircraft sustained only minor damage. The Mig-21 bis was then taken by the South African government and is presently at the SAAF Museum.

The Apartheid South Africa cannot claim any historical war significance to this Air Craft for the following reason: (1) The Air Craft was not captured during the border War between South Africa and Angola, as this was during the UN resolution 435 of Namibia which was adopted on 01 April 1989, with called for the withdrawal of South African forces from Namibia, the cease fire agreement and the establishment of the UN supervised elections, i.e. United Nations Transitional Assistance Group (UNTAG).

27 November 2017 - NW3116

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

What are the (a) full names and (b) current occupation or professional designation of each person serving on the disciplinary committee that is investigating allegations against a certain person (name and details furnished)?

Reply:

The disciplinary hearing is chaired by Advocate Terry Motau, SC, a practising advocate at the Johannesburg Bar. The employer representative (pro forma prosecutor), is Advocate MJ Ramaepadi, also a practising advocate at the Johannesburg Bar.

27 November 2017 - NW3585

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

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:

(i)

(aa)

(bb)

(cc)

(dd)

 

(a)

(b)

(a)

(b)

(a)

(b)

(a)

(b)

DST

Nil

R0.00

Nil

R0.00

Nil

R0.00

Nil

R0.00

(ii) Entities

(aa)

(bb)

(cc)

(dd)

 

(a)

(b)

(a)

(b)

(a)

(b)

(a)

(b)

HSRC

13

R160 432.55

6

R64 673.43

20

R358 300.44

Nil

R0.00

TIA

96

R747 415.30

3

R638 162.00

Nil

R0.00

Nil

R0.00

SANSA

9

R20 387 413.93

1

R132 558.67

3

R66 755.42

2

R1 142 322.42

NRF

53

R549 973.00

23

R709 602.00

14

R1 311 780.00

121

R1 332 878.00

CSIR

758

R13 300 978

165

R2 096 378.00

93

R890 065.00

286

R5 127 789

ASSAF

Nill

R0.00

Nil

R0.00

Nil

R0.00

Nil

R0.00

27 November 2017 - NW3566

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Kalyan, Ms SV to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(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 MILITARY VETERANS

DMV strives to pay suppliers within 30 days. There was no recorded outstanding payment to SMMEs as at 31 October 2017. However, for well established companies, there is still a challenge with processing some of the invoices due to the following challenges at DMV:

  • DMV is not yet using LOGIS (Logical Information System)
  • Lack of a computerized system leads to lack of proper tracking system
  • For travel related invoices, approvers are often out office leading to delays in the approval of invoices for payment (linked to manual approval processes).
  • Lack of capacity to manage the volume of invoices related to Travel

As per the tablelink  below (DMV UNPAID INVOICES AS AT 31 OCTOBER 2017), challenging accounts are Vodacom, Travel with Flair and SITA. The challenge is historical backlog, however, the Department is working hard to resolve these.

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW3566DMV_UNPAID.pdf

Furthermore, as at 30 September 2017, DMV account with other Government Departments had an outstanding balance of R60.5m mainly related provisioning of healthcare Support by SAHMS (R50.5m) as well as the provisioning of Housing by Human Settlement (R10m). see link below

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW3566DMV_ACCOUNT.pdf

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

1. The response for the Department of Defence is as follow:

 (i) The number of verified and legitimate invoices that are currently (Report date: 8 Nov 2017) in possession and that remain unpaid within the Department of Defence are:

Ser

Category

Nr of Invoices

Rand Value

(aa)

More than 30 Days

30

R1,344,559

(bb)

60 Days

0

R0

(cc)

90 Days

5

R14,683

(dd)

120 Days

11

R17,531

 

TOTAL NR OF INVOICES

46

R1,376,773

The main reasons for these invoices not paid relates to the invoices being received late and then the processes to verify the correctness forces the invoices into the category of more than 30 days. Invoices in the categories of 90 to 120 days mostly relates to invoices where the verification process to confirm legitimacy takes longer due to disputes and geographical location of some units. It remains critical that all controls are continuously exercised to ensure that only verified legitimate invoices are paid.

MILITARY OMBUD

The Office of the Military Ombud has one (1) invoice under Item 20, Serial Number 20018925 (Food & Drinks: Office and Meetings) valued at R15,667.80 that has not been paid for more than sixty (60) days.

27 November 2017 - NW3334

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Mbatha, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)How is her department monitoring the spending of (a) government funding and (b) research funding from other departments by institutions of higher learning; (2) What total amount has been spent by each institution of higher learning on contracting security companies (a) in the (i) 2015-16 and (ii) 2016-17 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2017?

Reply:

  1. (a)(b) The Department does not monitor spending of Government funding nor research funding from other departments by institutions of higher learning, as it is the responsibility of those Departments.
  2. (a) Table 1 below provides audited data of the total amounts spent by universities on security contracts as provided in their annual reports:
 

(i)

(ii)

NO

UNIVERSITY

R/000

R/000

 

2015/16

2016/17

 

North West University

21 800

81 355

 

Rhodes University

3 828

4 517

 

University of Stellenbosch

0

43 796

 

University of Cape Town

51 767

33 358

 

University of Fort Hare

17 248

16 188

 

University of KwaZulu Natal

44 513

111 850

 

University of Limpopo

23 866

33 427

 

University of Pretoria

107 326

63 292

 

University of the Free State

14 375

38 270

 

University of the Western Cape

50 029

88 038

 

University of the Witwatersrand

37 713

73 812

 

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

53 603

88 652

 

Central University of Technology

11 417

15 130

 

Durban University of Technology

31 553

32601

 

Mangosuthu University of Technology

17 042

21 369

 

Tshwane University of Technology

90 202

160 477

 

Vaal University of Technology

32 878

65 733

 

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

27 353

22 674

 

University of Johannesburg

48 074

70 602

 

University of South Africa

78 219

102 410

 

University of Venda

11 585

1 866

 

University of Zululand - insourced

0

0

 

Walter Sisulu University of Technology

0

44 709

 

Sol Plaatjie University

2 921

5 121

 

University of Mpumalanga

2 921

7 933

 

Sefako Makgatho University

0

0

(b) 2017 annual reports are only due on 30 June 2018, and the information can be provided at that time.

COMPILER DETAILS

NAME AND SURNAME:

CONTACT:

RECOMMENDATION

It is recommended that the Minister signs Parliamentary Question 3334.

MR GF QONDE

DIRECTOR–GENERAL: HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

DATE:

PARLIAMENTARY QUESTION 3334 IS APPROVED / NOT APPROVED / AMENDED.

COMMENTS

PROF HB MKHIZE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

DATE:

27 November 2017 - NW3503

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) With reference to the reply to question 264 on 7 March 2017, how many (a) employees are currently on suspension pending disciplinary action in each (i) national and (ii) provincial department and (b) of the specified employees have been on suspension for (i) more than six months but less than one year, (ii) more than one year but less than two years and (iii) two years or more; (2) what amount has been paid to each specified employee pending disciplinary action in each (a) national and (b) provincial department since 1 April 2017?

Reply:

1. Based on the first quarter information of 2017/18 Financial Year statistical reports received from Provinces and National Departments,

(a) There were:

 (i) Eight (8) employees on precautionary suspension in National Departments; and

 (ii) One hundred and sixty six (166) employees on precautionary suspension in Provincial Departments.

(b) Of the specified number of employees on suspension as per Reply 1:

  (i) Forty five (45) were suspended for more than six months but less than one year;

   (ii) Eleven (11) were suspended for more than one year but less than two years; and

   (iii) Three (3) were suspended for two years or more.

2. The total cost paid to employees pending disciplinary action:

 (a) National Departments is R1 427 708.91; and

  (b) R37 199 451.17 for Provincial Departments since 1 April 2017.

END

27 November 2017 - NW3388

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

What is the current status of the laboratory and radiological departments at 1 Military Hospital?

Reply:

Both the laboratory and radiological departments at 1 Military Hospital are operational. The optimal functioning of the departments are, however, compromised by redundant technology and equipment as a result of the SAMHS financial constraints.

27 November 2017 - NW3311

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1) Whether the (a) chief executive officer and (b) chief financial officer of entities reporting to him are employed on a permanent basis; if not, (2) whether the specified officers are employed on a fixed term contract; if so, (a) what are the names of each of the officers and (b) when (i) was each officer employed and (ii) will each officer’s contract end?

Reply:

(1) (a) The Chief Exective Officer (CEO) of Boxing South Africa is employed on a full-time, 5-year contract.

The CEO of South Africa Institute for a Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) is employed on a permanent, full-time basis.

(b) The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Boxing SA is employed on a full-time, permanent basis.

The CFO of SAIDS is employed full-time, on a performance-based contract.

(2) (a) The CEO of Boxing SA is Mr. Tsholofelo Lejaka.

The CFO of Boxing SA is Mr. Thabang Moses.

The CEO of SAIDS is Mr. Khalid Galant.

The CFO of SAIDs is Mr. Onke Ngwane.

(b) (i) Mr. Lejaka assumed duty on 13 June 2016. Mr Moses started work on 07 March 2016.

Mr. Galant was appointed in 2008, according to the appointment framework of the South. African institute for Drug-Free Sport Act 14 of 1997, as amended (see Drug Free Sport Amendment Act, 2006). Mr Ngwane was appointed in 2015 on a two-year contract. Upon satisfactory completion of the two-year contract, a new, three year contract was entered into.

(ii) Mr. Lejaka’s employment contract ends in June 2021.

Mr. Onke Ngwane’s employment contract ends in 2020.

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27 November 2017 - NW3272

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Basic Education

With regard to the presentation by the SA Police Service (SAPS) to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on 10 October 2017, does the column entitled undetected refer to cases of damage as a result of protests in Limpopo that the SAPS has declined to investigate; if not, what does it refer to; if so, what are the reasons that these cases were not investigated?

Reply:

Undetected, is a manner of closure of a case docket that has been fully investigated, but a suspect has not been identified or arrested. All the cases, which were reflected as “undetected” in the presentation, had been fully investigated before closure as “undetected”.

27 November 2017 - NW2460

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

What amount of the department's budget in terms of (a) monetary value and (b) as a percentage of the department's budget is spent in (i) townships and (ii) in areas that used to be within the former Bantustans?

Reply:

The Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa spends its allocated budget against line items such as Compensation of Employees, Goods and Services, Transfers to Provinces and Federations, as well as Capital Expenditure.

The Department’s budget is prepared in line with the common budget template that is applicable to all departments. This template does not provide for the divisions that the Honourable Member is seeking. It will however be of interest to the Honourable Member to note that almost 50% of the departmental budget is a grant that is transferred to provinces. In this regard 40% of this budget is allocated to School Sport and 20% to Club Development. Of these allocations, 50% of it has to be spent in the rural areas.

27 November 2017 - NW2631

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

Was the flight that (a) arrived at Waterkloof Air Force Base from Harare on or about 16 August 2017 and (b) departed from Waterkloof Air Force Base to Harare on or about 20 August 2017 granted an RSA05 clearance; if so (a) who approved the clearance and (b) on what basis was the clearance done?

Reply:

(1) (a) Yes

(b) Yes

(2) (a) The RSA05 clearance was issued by Lt Col T.D. Pretorius (Authority Officer Air Force Command Post)

(b) It was done on approval received from Defence Intelligence (who responded to a letter/request from DIRCO stating that this was a diplomatic mission in terms of the State Visits Policy of DIRCO). This approval was signed by Brigadier General M.E. Gcasa on behalf of/as directed by Lieutenant General J.M. Nyembe (Chief Defence Intelligence).

27 November 2017 - NW2949

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Walters, Mr TC to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What is the total number of (i) A-status, (ii) B-status and (iii) C-status border posts that are manned by the SA Police Service and (b) what was the total (i) number of staff employed and (ii) annual expenditure in each case for each of the past five financial years?

Reply:

(a)(i) A-Status (Commercial Ports of Entry):

40 Commercial Ports of Entry, comprising 21 Land Ports of Entry, 10 Air Ports of Entry and nine Sea Ports of Entry.

(a)(ii) B-Status (Semi-Commercial Ports of Entry):

28 Semi-Commercial Ports of Entry.

(a)(iii) C-Status (Non-Commercial Ports of Entry):

4 Non-Commercial Ports of Entry.

1 Tourist Access Facility.

(b)(i)(ii) Number of staff employed:

 

(ii)

2013/2014

(ii)

2014/2015

(ii)

2015/2016

(ii)

2016/2017

(ii)

2017/2018

 

*SAPS

**PSA

SAPS

PSA

SAPS

PSA

SAPS

PSA

SAPS

PSA

(i) A-Status

4 991

569

4 675

345

4 432

339

4 467

321

4 737

324

(i) B-Status

471

86

415

65

493

77

487

75

515

67

(i) C-Status

51

13

49

13

47

12

48

5

43

10

Total

5 513

668

5 139

423

4 972

428

5 002

401

5 295

401

* Personnel employed in terms of the South African Police Act.

** Personnel employed in terms of the Public Service Act.

(b)(ii) Annual expenditure for border posts and the management thereof is inclusive of compensation for employees, as well as other operational expenses.

2013/2014

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018 up to the 2nd Quarter

R1 540 486 160,00

R1 614 556 215,00

R1 685 715 156,00

R1 801 089 780,00

R979 389 218,00 (up to 30 Sept 2017)

27 November 2017 - NW3403

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

What number of drug-related cases from the Boksburg North Police Station in Gauteng (a) went to court and (b) ended in successful convictions in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

a) A total of 691 drug-related cases from the Boksburg North Police Station went to court during the 2016/2017 financial year.

b) A total of 89 drug-related cases ended in successful convictions in the 2016/2017 financial year.

27 November 2017 - NW3687

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

(a) What plans does her department have to further decentralise procurement and provide units with self-accounting status, (b) how will financial scrutiny be ensured should this happen, (c) what will become of the Area Support Bases, (d) will level 4 procurement sections be reviewed and aligned with SA Police Service and decentralised procurement of other government departments?

Reply:

Question 1a.

What Plans does her department have to further decentralise procurement and provide units with self-accounting status:

Response

There are no further plans to further decentralise procurement. Procurement delegations have been devolved to the lowest level (Level 4) in the Department.

Question 1b.

How will financial scrutiny be ensured should this happen?

Response

Financial scrutiny is administered by the finance functionaries (budget managers). Each unit that has a procurement delegation processes their requirements through their duly established financial control committees. Payment is executed at financial management division, any invoices that are inconsistent with the delegation are not processed until the matter has been resolved.

Question 1c.

What will become of the Area Support Bases?

Response

Area Support Bases are part of the procurement delegation regime.

Question 1d.

Will level 4 procurement sections be reviewed and aligned with SA Police Service and decentralised procurement of other government department?

Response

The current DOD procurement delegation regime is in line with reigning legislated procurement prescripts, there is no intent to align it to SAPS or any other department’s procurement delegation regime.

27 November 2017 - NW3296

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What is the cost attached to providing personal protection for a certain person (name and particulars furnished) since 1 November 2016; (2) whether he will make a statement about the matter?

Reply:

1. The total cost for providing security for the specified person, from 1 November 2016, is R 797 724,62.

2. No, further details may expose protected security information, furthermore a statement is not a requirement, in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA).

27 November 2017 - NW2718

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

(a) What is the total amount that her department spent on VIP flights for (i) the President and (ii) other dignitaries attending the 9th BRICS Summit held in China from 31 August to 4 September 2017 and (b) from which (i) programme and (ii) sub-programme of her department’s budget were these costs paid in each case?

Reply:

The cost for the charter services to BRICS Summit in China is R 6 680 000.00. Funds for this requirement were out of VVI Unit budget for charter flights.

27 November 2017 - NW3757

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her procured services from a certain company (name furnished); if so, (i) what services were procured in each case and (ii) what is the total amount that was paid to the specified company in each case; (2) whether the specified company provided services related to international travel to (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her; if so, (i) what is the name of each person who travelled, (ii) what was the travel route and (iii) what is the total amount that was paid for each person?

Reply:

  1. Yes the Department of Defence and Military Veterans, Military Ombud entered into a contract with Travel Flair.

CONTRACT DETAILS

S/N

Contract No

Contract Description

Period

End User

Progress

Estimate Paid

 

a

b

c

d

e

f

01

CPSC/B/G/454/2011

Provision of Travel Services to the ministry of Defence and Military Veterans

01 April – 31 March 2015

Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans Mr Shibambo from Office of the Minister

Extended to 31 Dec 2017

RM41

02

CPSC/B/PC/055/2014

Provision of travel services to the Military Ombudsman

01 July 2015 extended up 31 December 2017

Military Ombudsman Mr Makgari

Extended up 31 December 2017 period to 14 days

RM7

27 November 2017 - NW3198

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Whether he will continue with the Sports Focus Schools project that was started in 2015 and (b) what have been the achievements of the project to date?

Reply:

(a) Sport Focus Schools (SFS) are the pinnacle of the School Sport System and represent the first layer of our Sport Academy system as outlined in the South African Sport Academies Strategic Framework and Policy Guidelines. The SFS plays a central role in developing and nurturing talent identified by talent scouts in the national school sport leagues. It further ensures that each talented athlete has a development pathway in line with the National Federation’s Long-Term Participation Development Plan.

(b) We currently have 62 SFSes across all the 9 provinces catering for all 16 priority codes. We have about 67 learners under the Ministerial Bursary programme placed in some of the SFSes. Through the conditional grant framework, about 5% of the Sport Academies’ allocation is used to support SFSes in all provinces.

27 November 2017 - NW3115

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

Whether any (a) company, (b) nonprofit organisation and/or (c) individual consultant has been awarded a contract to facilitate the public consultation process for the White Paper on Safety and Security; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (i) what is the name of the entity or individual, (ii) what was the monetary value of the tender awarded, (iii) on what date was the tender approved and (iv) what competitive bidding process was followed to ensure compliance with proper procurement procedures and a cost-effective outcome?

Reply:

The Civilian Secretrariat for Police Service (CSPS) has not awarded any contract to any company, nonprofit organisation or individual consultant to facilitate the public consultation process for the White Paper on Saftey & Security.

A consultant has been contracted by an International Development Partner, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), to provide technical assistance to the Civilian Secretariat to draft an implementation framework and related outputs for the White Paper on Safety and Security. The focus of this consultant’s assignment is research, which is complemented by a process of engagements accross different government sectors and spheres and with relevant civil society and academic role-players active in the violence and crime prevention sector.

The GIZ support to the CSPS is being provided in the framework of the ongoing South African-German cooperation programme on violence and crime prevention, the German contribution to which is implemented on behalf of the German government by GIZ. The programme is part of the bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

  1. The consultant’s name is Ms. Melanie Lue-Dugmore
  2. The value of the contract between GIZ and the consultant is up to a maximum of R280.000. GIZ is covering the costs of professional fees, while the Civilian Secretariat is covering the travel and accommodation costs of the consultant during the performance of the assignment.  
  3. The contract period is from 18 August 2017 to 31 March 2018.
  4. The services of the consultant were procured by GIZ strictly in line with its standard procurement rules and regulations. The contract was awarded directly on the grounds of cost efficiency and highly suitable expertise based on the fact that the consultant had previously played an instrumental role in the development of the White Paper on Safety and Security as part of the team from the Consortium on Crime and Violence Prevention, which had originally been contracted by the Civilian Secretariat to assist in the drafting of the White Paper.

27 November 2017 - NW2926

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Shivambu, Mr F to ask the Minister of Finance

(a) What is the total number of employees that were employed at the Ministry of Finance on 30 March 2017, (b) of those employees, how many were (i) male and (ii) female and (c) what were (i) their positions and (ii) salary levels?

Reply:

a) There were 17 employees in the Ministry of Finance on 30 March 2017.

 

b (i & ii)

GENDER

(c) (i)

POSITION

(c))(ii)

SALARY LEVEL

1

Female

Assistant Administrative Secretary

10

2

Female

Administrative Secretary

11

3

Female

Appointment Secretary

12

4

Female

Registry Clerk

5

5

Female

Registry Clerk Supervisor

7

6

Female

Personal Assistant

9

7

Female

Administrative Secretary

13

8

Female

Director: Special Projects

13

 

1

Male

Parliamentary Officer

13

2

Male

Parliamentary Officer

11

3

Male

Director: Office of the Deputy Minister

13

4

Male

Registry Clerk

5

5

Male

Chief of Staff

14

6

Male

Special Advisor

15

7

Male

Special Advisor

16

8

Male

Strategic Projects Advisor

15

9

Male

Registry Clerk Supervisor

10

 

27 November 2017 - NW3354

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

Whether (a) she or (b) her Deputy Minister made use of a chartered private jet during the period 1 January 2013 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, what (i) were the reasons for using a chartered private jet, (ii) was the travel route in each case and (iii) did the use of the jet cost the department in each case?

Reply:

1(a) and (b) The Department of Public Service and Administration does not have records of the Minister and Deputy Minister having used a Chartered Private Jet since 1 January 2013 till now.

END

27 November 2017 - NW2630

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

(1)Was an official from her department or any of the entities reporting to her present at the Waterkloof Air Force Base to receive persons entering the base for purposes of (a) disembarking aircraft Z-WPE (details furnished) and/or (b) embarking the specified aircraft (details furnished); if not, in each case, why not; if so, (i) what is the (aa) full name and (bb) professional designation of the official concerned, (ii) what are the (aa) full names and (bb) nationality of every person who disembarked at the base and (cc) when was her department notified of each person’s arrival; (2) has the specified aircraft departed from or arrived at the Waterkloof Air Force Base on any other date besides the specified dates in August 2017?

Reply:

(1) (a) Yes

(b) Yes

(i) (aa) Lt Col Hoosein Maal

(bb) Officer in Charge AFB Waterkloof Movement Control Centre

27 November 2017 - NW2946

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Police

(1)(a) What number of persons were identified by the SA Police Services (SAPS) as having been victims of human trafficking (i) leaving the country and (ii) brought into the country in each province in each of the past five financial years, (b) what is the country of origin of each victim and (c) in which country was each victim rescued; (2) (a) whether the SAPS apprehended a suspect in each case and (b) what is the current status of each case?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i) The number of persons that were identified by the South African Police Service (SAPS), as having been victims of human trafficking and who were leaving the country, is as follows:

Province

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

Total

Eastern Cape

0

0

0

0

0

0

Free State

0

0

0

0

0

0

Gauteng

3

3

2

1

0

9

KwaZulu-Natal

0

0

0

0

0

0

Limpopo

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mpumalanga

0

1

0

0

0

1

North West

0

0

0

0

0

0

Northern Cape

0

0

0

0

0

0

Western Cape

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

3

4

2

1

0

10

(1)(a)(ii) The number of persons that were identified by the SAPS, as having been victims of human trafficking and who were brought into the country, is as follows:

Province

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

Total

Eastern Cape

0

0

0

0

0

0

Free State

0

0

0

0

1

1

Gauteng

0

0

0

12

12

24

KwaZulu-Natal

0

0

0

0

65

65

Limpopo

0

53

72

32

13

170

Mpumalanga

5

2

0

0

0

7

North West

0

0

0

4

64

68

Northern Cape

0

0

0

0

0

0

Western Cape

2

1

2

0

0

5

Total

7

56

74

48

155

340

(1)(b)(c) and (2)(a)(b) An annexure is attached and contains the following information:

(1)(b) The country of origin of each victim.

(1)(c) The country where the victims were rescued.

(2)(a) Suspects apprehended.

(2)(b) The current status of each case.

27 November 2017 - NW3464

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

(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:

1. 36 employees were granted permission to have businesses and/or do business dealings in the past three financial years.

2. None of the 36 employees are doing business with the Government.

(2) (a) Not applicable, (b) Not applicable, (c) Not applicable