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06 October 2017 - NW2865

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Bucwa, Ms H to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)On what date will the investigation into the fraudulent obtaining of places in health sciences courses at various public universities be completed; (2) whether the findings of the specified investigation will be made public; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

  1. The investigation is a two-pronged process, i.e. an institutional investigation and probe by law enforcement agencies. The internal process at the University of KwaZulu-Natal is expected to be completed by end of the year.
  2. The decision to make the internal investigation findings public rests with the Council of the university.

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QUESTION 2865 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

06 October 2017 - NW2942

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

Why did he not attend the opening of the first provincial One Stop Shop for InvestSA in Cape Town that was opened by the President of the Republic, Mr Jacob G Zuma?

Reply:

At the time, I was undergoing a medical procedure that disfigured my face. I was advised by my medical practioner to avoid high profile public events. The President agreed that, under the circumstances, the Ministry could be represented by the Deputy Minister.

06 October 2017 - NW2578

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

When are the application dates (a) opening and (b) closing for the board positions of all entities and councils reporting to her?

Reply:

The entities responded as follows:

Electoral Commission

(a-b) The Electoral Commission does not have a Board. It has a Commission whose composition is described in section 6 of the Electoral Commission Act (51 of 1996). The Commission is not the equivalent of a Board.

Government Printing Works

(a-b) The Government Printing Works does not have a Board. GPW is currently a National Government component established as such in 2009 in accordance with section 7(5)(c) of the Public Service Act, 1994 (Proclamation No. 103 of 3 June 1994) (“Public Service Act”) and listed in Part A of Schedule 3 to that Act.

Remarks: Reply: Approved / Not Approved

Mkuseli Apleni Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize, MP

Director-General Minister of Home Affairs

Date: Date:

06 October 2017 - NW2633

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Kalyan, Ms SV to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Was notice of an RSA05 clearance for 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 received by her department; if so (a) who approved the clearance and (b) on what basis was the clearance done?

Reply:

The Department of Home Affairs is not responsible for the clearance of any flights.

Remarks: Reply: Approved / Not Approved

Mkuseli Apleni Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize, MP

Director-General Minister of Home Affairs

Date: Date:

06 October 2017 - NW2686

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What is the reason provided by the Master of the High Court in Cape Town for refusing to grant the Ndabeni Land Claim Trust their Letter of Authority despite being instructed to do so by the court?

Reply:

I have been advised that the Master is not in a position to appoint Trustees, and the reasons for not issuing the letters of authority are as follows:

a) The judgment and order have been taken on appeal, hence the operation and execution of the latter have been suspended; and

b) The application by the Trustees Elect in terms of Section 18 (3) of the Superior Courts Act 10 of 2013, to allow the order to be operational and executable pending the outcome of the appeal, was dismissed by the Full Bench of the Western Cape High Court.

  

06 October 2017 - NW2709

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Breytenbach, Adv G to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is currently investigating a case of alleged fraud committed by seven individuals who were arrested in Heidelberg, Gauteng, for being in possession of SA Social Security Agency cards of private individuals who were receiving social grants; if not, why not; if so, (a) on what date was the case handed to the NPA by the SA Police Services and (b) what (i) is the current status of the investigation and (ii) steps have been taken to date with regard to the investigation; (2) whether the NPA launched any disciplinary action against a certain person (name and details furnished) for allegedly defeating the ends of justice after refusing to prosecute the case of alleged fraud; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The National Director of Public Prosecutions has informed me that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is not investigating this matter. The power to investigate this case resorts with the South African Police Service (SAPS), who are investigating the matter.

The SAPS investigating docket was handed to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on 3 May 2017 after which guidance was provided to the investigating officer on aspects relating to the investigation after which the docket was returned to the SAPS. The docket has not yet been resubmitted to the NPA as the investigation is yet to be concluded.

2. The SAPS approached the Senior Public Prosecutor with concerns regarding the manner in which the matter was dealt with. The Chief Prosecutor subsequently investigated the allegations and was satisfied that the prosecutors had provided the necessary guidance and had taken the appropriate steps in the circumstances of that matter. The Chief Prosecutor advised that no further steps were warranted.

06 October 2017 - NW2367

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What number of cases has since 2010 between state law advisors as representatives of the State at all three levels of government and the public and contested as settlements agreed without the necessary mandate; (2) (a) what number of cases altogether has been settled in each (i) national and (ii) provincial department since 2010 and (b) what does the total for settlements amount to for each year from 1 January 2010 up to the latest specified date for which information is available?

Reply:

  1. I have been informed that there is only one (1) reported case since 2010 (For National and Provincial Departments).
  2. The Honourable Member should note that the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has reported that: No data was collected during 2010/11 to 2014/15 financial years. The table below provides details of information captured from 2015/16 and 2016/17 financial years as well as the first quarter of the current (2017/18) financial year:

Verified data 2015/16 to 2016/17 for both National and Provincial Departments:

Year

No. of matters settled

Amount Claimed

Amount Awarded

2015/16

969

R1 330 597 548.02

R453 750 543.47

2016/17

787

R815 767 876.25

R347 354 310.86

Unverified data 2017/18 for both National and Provincial Departments:

Year

No. of matters settled

Amount Claimed

Amount Awarded

Quarter 1

275

R251 194 125

R112 552 023

06 October 2017 - NW2675

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(a) What processes and systems has his department put in place to ensure maximum public participation and commentary on the South African Law Reform Commission Report on Sexual Offences: Adult Prostitution, (b) what are the details of how public participation will take place and (c) what are the timelines for public participation and commentary on the report?

Reply:

(a) and (b) The Report on Adult Prostitution (Project 107) of the South African Law Reform Commission (the Report) was released into the public domain on 26 May 2017. The public and interested parties may consider and comment on the Report. The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is embarking on the consultation process with internal governmental stakeholders on the legislative and non-legislative interventions due to the cross cutting impact of the recommendations. This internal process will consider the recommendations in a holistic and coordinated manner. A public participation process will be followed to facilitate debate and input from members of the public.

(c) The Department has indicated that this process of internal consultation will begin in October 2017. This process will be extensive as it must delve into all aspects of the implementation of the non-legislative recommendations. I will thereafter receive a report from the Department which will enable me to make a decision on the introduction of legislation.

06 October 2017 - NW2885

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What is the detailed (a) breakdown of and (b) valuation for current and non-current assets and investments held by (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her 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:

The Department and the entities responded as follows:

(i) Department of Home Affairs

(a-b) The breakdown and valuation of current and non-current assets held by Department of Home Affairs as at 31 March 2017 are as follows:

Asset type

0-3 months

3-6 months

6-12 months

Beyond 12 months (non- current assets)

Total

Staff debt

R1 616 079.85

R735 604.71

R242 576.06

R10 107 125.60

R12 701 386.22

Other debtors

R791 636.58

   

R330 558.59

R1 122 195.17

Recoverable expenditure (disallowance accounts)

R3 388 15.46

 

R2 781 994.10

R21 002 032.44

R24 122 842.00

Claims recoverable

R234 930.10

 

R173 7997 310

R843 334.20

R1 739 075 574.30

Total

R2 981 461.99

R735 604.71

R1 741 021 880.16

R32 283 050.83

R1 777 021 997.69

(bb) There are no investments held by Department of Home Affairs, listed or unlisted.

(ii) Government Printing Works

(a-b) The Government Printing Works (GPW) has an asset base of R3 228 752 000.57. A detailed breakdown and valuation of current and non-current assets is listed below:

Non-current assets:

Fixed assets

Net value

Land

R20 128 625.42

Buildings

R25 189 570.56

Lease Improvements

R80 503 178.75

Office furniture

R3 453 048.73

Computer equipment

R3 437 878.85

Machinery and equipment

R251 817318.80

Vehicles

R15.16

Computer software

R12 489 488.12

Asset in production

R455 345 950.10

Sub-total

R852 365 074.49

   

Intangible assets

 

Intangible software

R23 331 123.13

Total

R875 696 197.62

Current assets

Inventories*

R242 936 477.69

Trade and other receivables

R98 442 286.16

Cash and cash equivalents*

R2 011 677 039.10

Total

R2 353 055 802.95

*Inventories and cash and cash equivalents represent the balance as at 31 August 2017 and cannot be broken down by months.

The breakdown of trade and other receivables is as follows:

Period

Balance

0-3 months

R88 155 067.26

Greater than 3 months

R10,287,281.90

Total

R98 442 286.16

(bb) The GPW does not have any investments, both listed and unlisted.

(ii) Electoral Commission

(a-b) The breakdown and valuation of current and non-current assets of the Electoral Commission as at 31 March 2017 are as follows:

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

R14 078 042.00

Trade and other receivables from exchange transactions

R22 352 490.00

Inventories

R11 911 915.00

Total

R48 342 447.00

Non-current assets:

Property, plant and equipment

R197 705 422.00

Heritage assets

R1 663 664.00

Intangible assets

R94 809 947.00

Total

R294 179 033.00

(aa-bb) The breakdown period of current assets and investments is tabulated hereunder:

Current Assets

0 - 30 Months

3 - 6 Months

6 - 12 Months

Beyond 12 Months

Totals

Cash and Cash Equivalents

R14 078 042

-

-

-

R14 078 042

           

Trade and other receivables

R21 760 156

R8 874

R105 220

R478 240

R22 352 490

Accrued Interest

R36 682

-

-

-

R36 682

Cash collateral provided: property rentals

R12 634 488

-

-

-

R12 634 488

Prepayments

R7 984 858

-

-

-

R7 984 858

Sundry receivables

R1 104 128

R 8 874

R105 220

R478 240

R1 696 462

           

Inventories

R11 911 915

-

-

-

R11 911 915

           

Total Current Assets

R47 750 113

R8 874

R105 220

R478 240

R48 342 447

 

Remarks: Reply: Approved / Not Approved

J W Mckay Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize, MP

Acting Director-General Minister of Home Affairs

Date: Date:

06 October 2017 - NW2586

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

When are the application dates (a) opening and (b) closing for the board positions of all entities and councils reporting to him?

Reply:

In respect to the entities reporting to me, I have been informed as follows:

1. Legal Aid South Africa:

There are no application dates for members. The members of the Board are appointed by the Minister in terms of the Legal Aid South Africa Act, 2014 (Act No. 39 of 2014). The Board of Legal Aid South Africa is fully constituted. As a result, there are no Board vacancies currently.

2. Council for Debt Collectors:

There are no applications dates set for positions on the Council for Debt Collectors. In terms of the Debt Collectors Act, 1998 (Act No. 114 of 1998), 10 Council members are appointed by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, of which 7 members are appointed based on nominations received from the debt collection industry, law society of South Africa, Magistrates commission and an institution representing consumer interests. The Chairperson and 2 remaining members are appointed in the Ministers discretion.

In terms of section 3(4) of Act No. 114 of 1998, a member of the Council holds office for a term, not exceeding three years, determined by the Minister at the time of the member's appointment. The section also provides that a member may be reappointed at the expiration of his or her term of office.

3. South African Law Reform Commission:

Section 3 of the South African Law Reform Act, 1973 (Act No. 19 of 1973) provides for the appointment of the Commissioners by the President and does not require the prospective Commissioners to apply for these positions.

4. Special Investigating Unit

The Special Investigating Unit does not have a Board as it is a Schedule III Public entity, with the Accounting Authority fulfilling the role of the Board.

5. Rules Board for Courts of Law

There are no applications dates set for positions of the Rules Board as the Board is accountable to the Minister in terms of the Act. The Minister appoints when there is a vacancy and/or prior to the expiry of the terms of the Board.

06 October 2017 - NW2596

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Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

When are the application dates (a) opening and (b) closing for the board positions of all entities and councils reporting to him?

Reply:

When are the application dates (a) opening and (b) closing for the board positions of all entities and councils reporting to him?

   

(a)

(b)

b)Entities

CGS

7 September 2016

21 September 2016

 

MINTEK

21 February 2016

06 March 2016

 

SDT

21 February 2016

06 March 2016

 

SADPMR

21 February 2016

06 March 2016

 

MHSC

9 September 2016

23 September 2016

Approved/Not Approved

Mr MJ Zwane, MP

Minister of Mineral Resources

Date Submitted:-……………/………………/2017

06 October 2017 - NW2398

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Kruger, Mr HC to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

What is the status of the appointment of the Board of the National Small Business Advisory Council?”

Reply:

The National Small Business Advisory Body (The Council) is being established in terms of Section 2 of the National Small Business Amendment Act, 2003 (Act No. 26 of 2003) and the members of the Advisory Body are appointed by the Minister of Small Business Development in terms of Section 3(1) of the Act.

The Minister of Small Business Development invited nominations from the general public, small business organisations and interest groups in terms of Section 3(1) of the National Small Business Amendment Act to serve on the Advisory Body. From the nominations received, the Minister of Small Business Development is mandated to select amongst the list of nominees and appoint the members of the Small Business Advisory Body for a period of three years.

To date, the Panel approved by the Minister has finalised the process of shortlisting. All relevant documents and a shortlist of verified names by the DSBD Human Resource Directorate were submitted to the Minister for consideration of the appointment to the Council.

06 October 2017 - NW2890

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

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:

Assets held by the Department and each of the entities are disclosed on the Annual Financial Statements. Information required can therefore be obtained on the annual report tabled by the Department in September 2017 to Parliament. The annual report are the key reporting instruments for departments and its entities to report against the performance targets and budgets outlined in the strategic plans, read together with the ENE.

Approved/Not Approved

Mr MJ Zwane, MP

Minister of Mineral Resources

Date Submitted:-……………/………………/2017

05 October 2017 - NW2788

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What number of schools in the country currently have asbestos roofs?

Reply:

NO

PROVINCES

NUMBER OF SCHOOLS ROOFED WITH ASBESTOS SHEETS

1

EASTERN CAPE

1 139

2

FREE STATE

5

3

GAUTENG

29

4

KWAZULU-NATAL

918

5

LIMPOPO

39

6

MPUMALANGA

0

7

NORTH WEST

10

8

NORTHERN CAPE

30

9

WESTERN CAPE

892

05 October 2017 - NW2794

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Tlhaole, Mr L S to ask the Minister of Basic Education

With reference to her reply to question 812 on 11 April 2017, (a) has her department received the necessary information from the Northern Cape Provincial Education Department and (b) what was the response of the specified department?

Reply:

The closure of schools in the Northern Cape’s John Taolo Gaetsewe (JTG) municipality during the 2013/14 financial year, was as a result of community protests for the construction of a tarred road, whereby children were barred from going to school and the school infrastructure was destroyed in the process.

The Northern Cape Provincial Education Department has since strengthened the community and stakeholder liaison structures by establishing the District Quality Learning and Teaching Campaign (QLTC) Structure, whose primary mandate is to focus on the following, amongst other things:

(a) inform citizens about the importance of education, their roles, responsibilities and obligations towards education;

(b) be the catalyst for positive change, quality improvement and transformation; and

(c) to provide a platform for communities and broader society to actively and constructively become involved in the improvement of teaching and learning.

Furthermore, the Province has appointed a dedicated official at a Provincial level to coordinate QLTC across all five (5) Districts in the province.

05 October 2017 - NW2096

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entities reporting to her are funding, including by way of discretionary funding, any institution of research and development (i) domestically and/or (ii) internationally; if so, (aa)(aaa) what are the names of the specified institutions and (bbb) what are their functions, (bb) from what date has her department or any entity reporting to hier been funding them and (cc) what amount has her department contributed towards such funding?

Reply:

Department of Basic Education

(a)(i)(ii) The Department of Basic Education does not fund any Institution of Research and Development domestically or internationally.

(aa)(aaa) Not applicable

(bbb) Not applicable

(bb) Not applicable

(cc) Not applicable

South African Council for Educators

(b)(i)(ii) The South African Council for Educators does not fund any Institution of Research and Development domestically or internationally.

(aa)(aaa) Not applicable

(bbb) Not applicable

(bb) Not applicable

(cc) Not applicable

QUESTION NA 2096

UMALUSI

(b)(i)(ii) UMALUSI does not fund any Institution of Research and Development domestically or internationally.

(aa)(aaa) Not applicable

(bbb) Not applicable

(bb) Not applicable

(cc) Not applicable

05 October 2017 - NW2678

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What is the total number of learners who (a) registered for Grade 1, (b) completed Grade 9 and (c) completed Grade 12 in each province in the period 1 January 1996 up to 31 December 2016?

Reply:

(a),(b),(c)

The table link below shows the total number of Grade 1 learners registered between 1997 and 2005, the total number of learners in Grade 10 (completed Grade 9) in 2006-2014 and the total number of learners completed Grade 12 in 2008-2016, per province.

Based on the cohort of learners in Grade 1 in 1997, the table aligns the same cohort of learners in Grade 10, in 2006 and the same cohort of learners in Grade 12, in 2008.

Note:

  • What should not be done though, is to divide Grade 12 passes in one year (for instance 2016) by Grade 1 enrolments twelve years previously (for instance 2004) to obtain a statistic on survival to Grade 12. One key problem with this approach is that levels of repetition in Grade 1 are high, meaning one double counts learners in the denominator.
  • It must also be noted that a great number of learners also enrol in TVET colleges and that others attend AET classes after completing Grade 9 which forms part of the Higher Education and Training Sector.
  • With regard to (b), Repeaters in Grade 10 were included in the statistics of number of completed Grade 9 learners.
  • With regard to (c), the analysis includes only full-time Grade 12 passes in the public examination. Those figures exclude Grade 12 learners writing private examinations (in particular those of the Independent Examinations Board) and part-time learners in the public system who accumulate sufficient credits to obtain a Grade 12 pass.

 

Link: http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW2678TABLE.pdf

Source: SNAP 1997 -2016

Note 1: ?? Indicate non submission of dataset

05 October 2017 - NW1604

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

(a) What percentage of military veterans, employed by her department, are former Umkhonto weSizwe veterans and (b) in what positions are the former Umkhonto weSizwe veterans employed?

Reply:

The Department currently employs 206 staff members excluding interns. Of the 206 employees, 76 are non-permanent employees (NPE). Therefore the Department has 130 permanent employees on its establishment.

Of the 130, there are 24 former MK members constituting 18% of the permanent employees. They hold the following positions:

  • 1 x Deputy Director General
  • 2 x Chief Directors
  • 4 x Directors
  • 13 x Deputy Directors
  • 4 x Assistant Directors

Of the 76 NPE’s, four (4) are from former MK members constituting 5% and they hold the following positions:

  • 1 x Acting Director General
  • 1 x Director
  • 1 x Deputy Director
  • 1 x Assistant Director

In total the Department has 28 employees from former MK constituting 14% of the entire Department workforce.

05 October 2017 - NW2662

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

(a) What was the maintenance budget for each school in each school district in the 2016-17 financial year, (b) which schools underspent on their budget and (c)(i) by what amount did each specified school underspend and (ii) what was the reason for underspending in each case?

Reply:

(a),(b) & (c) (i) & (ii)

Maintenance funded from the Education Infrastructure Grant is not allocated per school but per project. As a result, it will not be possible to provide the budget and expenditure per school in each district in each province. However, the allocations for maintenance from the Norms and Standards for School Funding are allocated by the Provincial Education Departments. The honourable member is advised to request the information from the NCOP and/ or request provinces to provide the information as the function is a provincial competency.

05 October 2017 - NW2679

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(a) What is the total number of schools that have been built in each province since 1 January 2009 and (b) what number of schools are currently being built in each province?

Reply:

Prov

TOTAL NUMBER OF SCHOOLS COMPLETED (ASIDI AND PROVINCIAL)

 

2009/2010

2010/2011

2011/2012

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

Delivered in 2017/18 (1st Q)

ASIDI

Total School Delivered

Currently being built 2017/2018

EC

34

62

33

13

5

32

11

8

2

134

6

155

FS

13

4

0

2

3

5

3

3

0

12

45

10

GP

10

10

14

21

12

24

13

6

0

0

110

8

KZN

6

19

10

2

17

12

11

10

1

0

88

21

LP

34

4

14

7

7

13

17

3

0

3

102

9

MP

4

1

4

11

7

19

14

5

0

5

70

11

NC

1

2

2

4

3

0

4

3

0

1

20

7

NW

3

0

7

7

8

2

4

6

0

2

39

6

WC

6

9

19

5

4

14

23

19

2

22

123

6

TOTAL

111

111

103

72

66

121

100

63

5

179

931

233

05 October 2017 - NW2514

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(a) What number of staff members are employed in the vetting and verification unit at the SA Council of Educators (SACE) and (b) what steps is SACE taking to ensure that it has the requisite capacity for vetting and verifying the volume of applications that it receives for the listing in teachers’ roll?

Reply:

a) Eight (8) staff members have been allocated the vetting and verification responsibilities as part of the processing of registration of applications.

b) Currently the South African Council for Educators (SACE) is conducting visual verification at the office. However Council is working on a process of re-conceptualizing vetting and verification with an ultimate goal of streamlining the processes and establishing a formal institutional network that will play a more meaningful role in this area. The reconceptualisation process also includes the review of the registration criteria to include, fitness-to-practice as a new concept that will incoporate issues of vetting and verification within a broader context of professional registration. Council is persuing establishing institutional networks with e.g the South African Qualifications Authority; Department of Home Affairs and the Africa Forum of Teaching Regulatory Authorities (AFTRA) to enhance its registration process.

05 October 2017 - NW2511

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)With regard to each allegation of abuse of learners by school staff (details furnished), was the case reported to the (a) provincial education department, (b) SA Council of Educators (SACE) and/or (c) SA Police Service (SAPS); if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the details of (i) all disciplinary action taken by each (aa) provincial education department and (bb) SACE against offending teachers, (ii) CAS numbers of the cases opened at SAPS and (iii) status of the SAPS investigations in each case and (iv) the outcomes of the specified disciplinary actions, (2) has psychological support been offered to the affected learners; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a) In terms of section 3(1)(b) of the Employment of Educators Act, 76 of 1998, the Head of the Provincial Education Department is the employer of educators in the service of the Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) for all purposes of employment. For this reason, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) cannot intervene in the decisions of the PEDs regarding employer-employee relations matters because of the binding contract of employment between the two parties. It is therefore the responsibility of the employer to implement policies with regards to safety measures at schools. It is also the responsibility of the employer to enforce disciplinary code and procedures against their employees. The question therefore needs to be directed to the PED to establish the facts of these cases.

1. (b) SACE SUPPLEMENTARY RESPONSE

The following cases as per the attached list were reported to

Eastern Cape

1. EC 2 Qunu Junior Secondary School: the case was investigated on 11 October 2016 and no evidence of abuse of learners was found;

Free State

2. FS 1 Reatile Primary School: the case was investigated, disciplinary hearing was conducted, the educator was found guilty and given a sanction of a striking off, which was suspended for a period of 10 years and a fine of R10 000;

Gauteng

3. GP 2 Chief Albert Luthuli School - the matter was investigated. The parent of the learner did not co-operate with the investigation and removed the learner from the school;

4. GP 5 Teach to Pass College - The matter was investigated , a disciplinary hearing was finalised and the educator was found guilty, the report and sanction are to be tabled before the ethics committee in October 2017;

5. GP 6 Parktown Boys High School - The matter was brought to our attention. The school will be furnishing us with all the information at their disposal. The school is keeping us up to date with developments in the criminal case;

6. GP12 Krugersdorp High School- The matter was brought to our attention and was investigated. We await a report from the investigator and his findings;

Kwazulu Natal

7. KZN 6 Prince Tokoto High School- The matter was brought to our attention and was investigated. Charges have been brought against the educator. A disciplinary hearing had to be postponed as the educator has been admitted to hospital for depression. The hearing will proceed as soon as he has been discharged;

8. KZN 9 Ekucabangeni High School. The educator was investigated and he is currently still in prison and was denied bail. It is a bit difficult to conduct a disciplinary hearing at the moment;

9. KZN 11 George Campbell School of Technology.-The matter was investigated. A disciplinary hearing was conducted and the educator was found guilty and given a sanction of a striking off which was suspended for a period of 15 years and a fine of R25 000.00;

Limpopo

10. LP 1 Lemetja Secondary School- The matter was investigated, a disciplinary hearing conducted and the educator was found guilty and given a sanction of a striking off which was suspended for a period of 10 years and a fine of R10 000.00;

11. LP 3 Mphaphuli High School- The matter was brought to our attention. An investigation could not be conducted as the principal refuses to cooperate with the investigation or to speak to anyone. According to the principal, he has been instructed by the spokesperson for the Limpopo Education Department to not speak to anyone regarding the allegations. The circuit manager also refuses to cooperate and refers us to the District Manager. We are recommending to Council structures for charges to be preferred against the principal for refusal to cooperate;

Mpumalanga

12. MP2 Manyano Primary School-The matter was brought to our attention and investigated. A disciplinary hearing has commenced and is being finalised on 21 and 22 September 2017;

13. MP3 Mpakeni Primary School-The matter was brought to our attention and is being investigated;

14. MP 5 Lwaleng Primary school- The matter was brought to our attention and was investigated. There was no evidence found to substantiate the allegations. The parents and their lawyers are not cooperating with us despite our numerous requests for a meeting with them. The educator was also found not guilty by a court owing to lack of evidence;

Northern Cape

15. NC1 Laerskool Orange-Noord - The matter was brought to our attention and was investigated. A disciplinary hearing will take place on 16 and 17 November 2017;

North West

16. NW1 Poifo Primary School - The matter was brought to our attention and was investigated. A disciplinary hearing was finalised, the educator was found guilty and given a sanction of a striking off which was suspended for 10 years and a fine of R10 000.00

The rest of the reports not referred to herein did not come to our attention, we were unaware thereof and we will be following up on them in due course.

2. The question needs to be directed to the relevant employers, who are the Heads of Provincial Education Departments, for details and further responses.

05 October 2017 - NW2322

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

(1)With reference to each province, (a) what is the deadline for schools to order textbooks from their provincial department and (b) what number of schools did not order textbooks by the deadline; (2) for each school that did not order textbooks, (a) what is the name of the school and (b) on what date was the catalogue for orders made available to the specified school; (3) what measures has each provincial department put in place to ensure that textbooks are ordered by schools that have not met the deadline?

Reply:

1. (a) In accordance with the National LTSM Sector Plan, textbooks orders have to be placed by 30 June of each year. Provinces and schools are expected to align the placement of orders to this date. The dates set by each Provincial Education Department (PED) is provided in the table below:

Province

Deadline to order textbooks

EC

30 September 2016.

FS

30 June 2017

GP

23 June 2017

KZN

15 May 2017.

23 June 2017 for Section 21 (1)(c) schools

LP

28 April 2017

MP

11 August 2017

NC

30 June 2107.

NW

22 June 2017

WC

19 June 2017

(b) All Section 20 schools and Section 21(1) (c) schools that opted for central procurement through their respective Provincial Education Departments

placed their orders by the deadlines as determined by their PEDs.

2. (a) (b) Please see list of schools for EC, LP and NW attached as Annexure A.

Province

Names of school that did not order by deadline

The date when catalogue was made available to schools

EC

The list of schools is attached see the link:

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW2322List_of_School-171005.pdf

End of June 2017

FS

All Section 20 schools ordered by the deadline

Section 21 schools order on their own.

GP

All 2196 schools in the province had not placed orders by 23 June 2017. There are no schools name provided.

Catalogues were distributed to all schools on 26 May 2017

KZN

A total of 48 schools are recorded as non-compliant for school-based procurement of textbooks. There are no names provided for the schools.

Catalogues were distributed to schools on 03 May 2017.

LP

The list of schools is attached see the link:

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW2322LP-_171005.pdf

The catalogue has been made available on the 14 August and the LDoE will place orders with publishers on 18 August.

MP

None

30 June 2017

NC

All schools ordered by the deadline

The catalogue for ordering was available from end of May 2017.

NW

The list of schools is attached see the link:

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW2322NW-171005.pdf

Catalogues made available from the 12th of June 2017.

WC

Deadline 29 May to 19 June 2017

Not provided

3. For Section 21 schools that did not opt for central procurement, the following measures have been put in place by provinces to ensure that textbooks are ordered by schools that have not met the deadline:

Province

Measures put in place

Eastern Cape

Co-ordinators were sensitised of the challenge of schools that did not order textbooks by the deadline and they were central in the re-direction of the surplus books to schools that did not place orders.

The warehouse also submitted a list of books available at the warehouse due to rejections/wrong orders, etc. and some of the schools that did not place orders benefitted from the rejections and wrong orders.

Schools that did not place orders have been directed to place orders with the 2018 orders.

Gauteng

All 200 schools without section 21.1c function have centrally procured textbooks and stationery for the 2018 academic year.

Of the total of 1864 Section 21.1c schools, 1323 have submitted proof of orders to Districts and a total of 541 schools are still outstanding.

The province receives weekly procurement reports from Districts for schools with section 21.1c function. As at Friday 11 August 2017. Districts continue to follow up with the 541 outstanding schools.

KwaZulu-Natal

The Department has issued an instruction that it would assume the responsibility of placing textbook orders on behalf of all schools which were found not to be complying with the procurement deadlines.

In these instances, Head-Office has written to District Directors to intervene and progress is updated on a weekly basis to ensure accountability for every school.

The District Offices are to solicit requisitions from the non-complying schools so that orders can be placed centrally on behalf of these schools.

Limpopo

The LDoE had several meetings with all stakeholders to ensure delivery deadlines for the 2018 academic year are met. Service Level Agreements have been signed with publishers/stationery

manufacturers and SAPO, the appointed delivery agent responsible for textbook distribution in the province.

The LTSM process for the 2018 academic year was communicated in circular S70. Districts have been instructed to do a verification exercise as some schools did not require additional top up textbooks.

Northern Cape

All schools placed orders. Schools are afforded an opportunity until mid-August 2017 to adjust/amend their orders through District Offices.

North West

All outstanding schools are being assisted

Mpumalanga

All schools submitted their orders therefore there was no need for further measures to be in place.

Western Cape

The Circuit Managers have the responsibility to monitor the 144 schools to ensure that textbooks are available to learners. The oversight responsibility resides with the District Directors and Chief Director: Districts.

The Department of Basic Education has obtained the above information as provided by provinces. The Honourable Member is advised to direct questions to provinces for further detail and outstanding information.

05 October 2017 - NW2599

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Basic Education

When are the application dates (a) opening and (b) closing for the board positions of all entities and councils reporting to her?

Reply:

SACE

The nominations for new Council members:

  1. Will start on 01 February 2021
  2. Close on the 31st May 2021

UMALUSI

Umalusi Council serves a four year term. The current term is from 8 June 2014 to 8 June 2018. The next term will be from 9 June 2018 to 30 June 2022.

Umalusi is working with the Department of Basic Education to:

  1. Advertise the soon-to-be vacant Council positions in October 2017.
  2. With the closing date in November 2017.

05 October 2017 - NW2774

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Basic Education

With reference to the undertaking by a certain person (name and details furnished) that the building of a school would commence in 2017 and be operational in 2019, (a) what monetary amount has been allocated to the building of the specified school, (b) on what date will (i) construction commence and (ii) the school be opened, (c) what will the capacity of the school be and (d) will it be a primary school or a high school?

Reply:

a)  A budget of R 69 364 000.00 has been allocated for the construction of New Birch Acres Primary School.

b) (i) It is anticipated that construction will commence on 24/10/2017.

(ii) Anticipated opening date for the completed school is 12/01/2019.

c) The capacity of the school is 1 200 leaners.

d) A Primary School.

05 October 2017 - NW2768

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)With regard to her reply to question 1571 on 25 September 2014, has the construction of the Esselen Park Primary School commenced; if not, (a) why not and (b) on what date will the construction commence; if so, what is the projected date of completion; (2) whether the commencement dates of construction as stipulated in the specified reply are being moved forward for (a) New Birch Acres Primary School and (b) Clayville Primary School; if so, (i) what are the new commencement dates in each case and (ii) by what dates are both schools expected to open?

Reply:

1. 

(a) No, construction has not commenced due to budgetary constraints.

(b) The current project status is at feasibility stage and the start date is estimated for 01 April 2020 and completion date is estimated for 20 April 2022.

2. 

(a) The estimated start date for the construction of New Birch Acres Primary is 24/10/2017 and the project is on target to commence on the said date.

(b) Construction for Clayville Primary School is estimated to start on 15/02/2020.

(i) Commencement date for New Birch Acres has not changed and for Clayville Primary School start date is 15/02/2020.

(ii) Opening dates cannot be confirmed at this stage; however, the completion dates are estimated for 31 June 2019 for New Birch Acres and 15 May2022 for Clayville Primary School.

Project name

Project Status

Date: Start

Date: Finish

New Birch Acres Primary School

Procurement

24/10/2017

31/06/2019

Clayville Primary School

Project Inception

15/02/2020

15/05/2022

Esselenpark Primary School

Feasibility

01/04/2020

20/05/2022

05 October 2017 - NW2858

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Boshoff, Ms SH to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)With reference to the alleged sexual abuse of learners at Bothitong High School by their teachers, (a) what is the total number of victims in the cases that the provincial Department of Education is investigating, (b) on what date did the department become aware of the cases, (c) who reported the cases to the department and (d) what is her department doing to improve reporting mechanisms within provinces; (2) have the cases been reported to the SA Council of Educators; if so, on what date were they reported?

Reply:

  1. (a), (b) and (c)

In terms of Section 3(1)(b) of the Employment of Educators Act No 76 of 1998, the Head of the Provincial Department of Education is the Employer of teachers in schools. All disciplinary cases are therefore reported to the respective Employers, as the case may be and the Employer then proceeds with disciplinary actions against the alleged perpetrator. The above-mentioned case has not been reported to the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and we are therefore not able to give the details of the case. The question therefore needs to be directed to the relevant Employer, who is the Head of the Northern Cape Education Department, for details and response to these cases.

(d) The DBE is currently developing improved protocols that communicate in a user-friendly way the steps to be taken by a school community in cases of sexual abuse. Such improved protocols aim to spell out the responsibilities of any adult that becomes aware of any sexual abuse incident involving a child in terms of Section 54 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act No 32 of 2007 in order to expedite charges against the offenders. Furthermore, the DBE has requested all Provincial Departments of Education (PEDs) to submit any reported cases involving a learner and teacher to the DBE on a monthly basis in order to maintain our own data base on case management in the PEDs on the conduct of educators. The data base will comprise cases such as application of corporal punishment, sexual assault and (any other) improper conduct of educators. In managing the data base, the DBE will analyse the reports from the PEDs on a monthly basis, managing the timeframes on dealing with such cases and making follow ups where there are unexplained delays.

The Department will furthermore engage with the SACE to improve their protocols regarding sexual offences with a view to expedite the process of de-registration and striking these teachers off the roll. The SACE will be requested to report on a monthly basis such cases reported to it regarding the conduct of educators and the decision taken on conclusion of the cases to enable the DBE to ensure that the PEDs implement the decisions of the SACE whereby teachers are struck off the roll.

Discussions are envisaged between the Department of Social Development, the SACE and the PEDs to discuss the reporting protocols. The Department of Social Development will be included because of the provision of Section 126 of the Children’s Act No 38 of 2005 which provides for the National Child Protection Register.

2. The DBE cannot confirm if the cases were reported to the SACE since, in terms of Section 26 of the SACE Act No 31 of 2000, the responsibility to do so lies with the PEDs. The question therefore needs to be directed to the relevant Employer for details and response.

05 October 2017 - NW2261

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Basic Education

With reference to her reply to question 1851 on 6 July 2017 in which she stated that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been sourced in some provinces to provide for learners in braille, (a) what is the nature of the specified ICT and (b) which schools in each province have utilised the ICT?

Reply:

(a) A survey that was conducted in 2016 in all 22 schools for visual impairment in the country provided the following information with regard the provision of ICT sourced in some provinces to provide for learners who use Braille. According to the survey, the following ICT were sourced for schools in each province to expand access to the textbooks from the National Catalogue and reading texts in refreshable braille or audio format, or for production of braille at school-level:

  1. Braille embossers
  2. Graphic braille embossers;
  3. Refreshable braille readers;
  4. Classroom equipped with CCTV and magnification camera;
  5. Laptops;
  6. Cameras with keyboards;
  7. Tablets loaded with textbooks from the National Catalogue;
  8. Digital talking book readers

(b) The schools that have procured and utilised the ICT equipment in each Province are as follows:

Name of school

Province

Khanyisa

EC

Filadelfia

GP

Prinshof

GP

Sibonile

GP

Open Air

KZN

Bosele

LP

Letaba

LP

Rivoni

LP

Setotolwane

LP

Siloe

LP

Tshilidzini

LP

Silindokuhle

MP

Re- Tlameleng

NC

Christiana

NW

Athlone

WC

Pioneer School

WC

04 October 2017 - NW2856

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

With reference to his reply to question 1912 on 6 July 2017, why were the projects that include student accommodation renovation listed in part 3(a) of his answer not included in his answer to question 1388 on 6 June 2017?

Reply:

The projects that were listed in the response to Question 1912, part 3(a) refers to funding obtained from the National Skills Fund for renovation, whereas the response to Question 1388, parts 2(a) and (b) (i) refers to direct funding from National Treasury for renovation and construction.

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2856 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

04 October 2017 - NW2811

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

(a) What is the total number of persons who are currently employed in the Public Service in each (i) department and (ii) entity of each department and (b) what is the current wage bill in each case?

Reply:

a) The Number of appointments in the Public Service in each (i) National and Provincial Department and (ii) Entities of each department is shown in Annexure A. The total number of appointments was 1 231 744 on 31st August 2017. This excludes Defence and the State Security Agency. Periodical and abnormal type of appointments (e.g. audit committee members, etc.) are also excluded.

b) Based on information received from National Treasury, the total amounts budgeted for Compensation of Employees (CoE) in National and Provincial Departments for the 2017/2018 Financial Year, are shown in Annexure B.

04 October 2017 - NW2141

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Bara, Mr M R to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

With reference to his reply to question 2439 on 6 December 2016, for each institution awarded a grant by the Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority in the 2015-16 financial year, (a) what was the rand amount awarded to each institution, (b) what qualifications were awarded by each institution and (c) how many students were awarded each type of qualification at each institution?

Reply:

Institution

a) Amount Awarded

Northern Cape Rural TVET College

R 5 072 000.00

Africa Mayibuye Leadership (Pty) Ltd

R 52 150 000.00

African Century Investment

R 8 967 500.00

Alfred Nzo District Muncipality

R 1 751 000.00

Amahlathi Local Municipality

R 97 200.00

Amandla Obusha Developement Centre Cooperatives Ltd

R 900 000.00

Amathole Distric Municipality

R 2 295 000.00

Amavuso Project Primary Development Co-op

R 540 000 00

Artisan Development Academy

R 5 852 700.00

ATCOR

R 540 000.00

Beaufort West District Municipality

R 21 600.00

Bergrivier Local Municipality

R 90 000.00

Better Best Skills Development

R 2 322 500.00

Blouberg Local Municipality

R 3 820 000.00

Bryant Bell & Associates

R 540 000 00

Bushbuckridge Local Municipality

R 744 000.00

Camdeboo Local Municipality

R 250 000 00

Cape Agulhas Local Municipality

R 465 000 00

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

R 4 655 770.65

Cape Town Environmental Trust

R 432 000 00

Cape Winelands District Municipality

R 414 000 00

Central Karoo District Municipality

R 1 143 750 00

Central University of Technology

R 306 767.82

City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

R 3 301 800.00

Coastal KZN TVET College

R 1 440 000.00

College of Cape Town

R 2 754.00

University of Pretoria

R 11 520 000.00

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

R 5 700 000 .00

Creative Consulting

R 140 000.00

Dingaan Mogonwe Human Resource Dynamics

R 1 800 000.00

Donald Hanneman

R 500 000.00

Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme

R 880 000.00

Durban University of Technology

R 104 405.00

E-AET

R 100 320.00

Elective Training Institute Enterprise

R 900 000.00

Elsiemot and Associates

R 129 960.00

Emalahleni Local Municipality

R 384 000.00

Emfuleni Local Municipality

R 2 398 000.00

Empilweni Management Solutions

R 900 000.00

Ethekwini Metropolitan Municipality

R 4 060 000.00

ETS Emergency Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd

R 184 000.00

Fort Hare Trading Solutions

R 1 746 000.00

Free State Provincial Government: Office of the Premier

R 3 651 850.00

Friends for Life

R 250 000.00

Gateway City College

R 6 120 000.00

George Local Municipality

R 900 000.00

Goldfields TVET College

R 8 144.00

Hessequa Local Municipality

R 865 000.00

Ilembe District Municipality

R 194 814.53

Institute of Professional Studies and Service

R 540 000.00

Intsika Yethu Local Municipality

R 162 000.00

Joe Gqabi District Municipality

R 2 089 000.00

Josmap Training Institute

R 250 000.00

Kalideen Management Services

R 560 000.00

Kalwayi NPO

R 4 320 000.00

Kannaland Municipality

R 168 000.00

Kgolo Institute

R 36 000 000.00

Khosithi Training

R 2 520 000.00

Kouga Municipality

R 375 000.00

Langeberg Local Municipality

R 162 000.00

LEPS Training Provider

R 578 700.00

Lesedi Local Municipality

R 1 565 000.00

Life Long ABET Consulting

R 300 000.00

Lovedale Public TVET College

R 3 420 000.00

LP / Joe Gqabi

R 360 000.00

Mahube Training and Development

R 8 100 000.00

Makana Local Municipality

R 552 000.00

Mangosutho University of Technology

R 56 972.00

Maquassi Hills Local Municipality

R 850 000.00

Mass Computer Training and Printers

R 2 160 000.00

Matzikama Local Municipality

R 546 000.00

Mazasa Management Consulting cc

R 320 000.00

MBAT

R 828 000.00

Mbombela Local Municipality

R 1 425 000.00

Mhlontlo Local Municipality

R 360 000.00

Mkhondo Local Municipality

R 948 000.00

Mopani TVET College

R 1 036 800.00

Mossel Bay Local Municipality

R 97 200.00

Mthengenya & Associates (Pty) Ltd

R 965 000.00

Nala Local Municipality

R 540 000.00

National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities of South Africa (NCPPDSA)

R 900 000.00

National Department of Public Works

R 11 500 000.00

National Economic Education Trust

R 540 000.00

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

R 7 724 439.14

Nelson Mandela University

R 2 695 000.00

Networx for Career Development

R 900 000.00

Nkomazi Local Municipality

R 5 560 000.00

Nkonkobe Economic Development Agency

R 1 800 000.00

Nnite Trading Enterprise

R 150 000.00

North West University

R 45 200.00

Northern Cape Rural TVET College

R 68 290 500.00

Ntsangala Business Enterprise (Pty) Ltd

R 230 000.00

Overberg District Municipality

R 45 000.00

Planact

R 138 000.00

PMA (Pty) Ltd

R 3 420 000.00

PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd

R 1 750 000 00

Polokwane Local Municipality

R 2 203 200.00

PTDEV Consulting

R 900 000.00

Qabuka-Vuka Development Trading

R 250 000 00

Re-Ethical Environmental Re-Engineering (KZN) (Pty) Ltd

R 1 980 000.00

Reflections Development Institute

R 10 800 000.00

Regent Business School

R 5 810 000.00

RPL Research Project

R 1 154 592.00

S and T School of Accounting Technicians

R 565 000.00

SAICE Professional Development and Projects

R 6 000 000.00

Sebata Municipal Solutions

R 540 000.00

Seed Entrepreneurship And Business Development

R 250 000.00

South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions

R 4 500 000.00

South African Geomatics Institute

R 4 500 000.00

South African Local Government Association

R 19 949 800.00

South African National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency

R 7 200 000.00

South African Planning Institute

R 1 800 000.00

South West Gauteng College

R 1 370 000.00

Swellendam Local Municipality

R 324 000.00

Theewaterskloof Municipality

R 55 800.00

Thembisile Hani Local Municipality

R 1 890 000.00

Thobologo Trading Enterprise

R 3 420 000.00

Tshwane University of Technology

R 203 805.74

uMgungundlovu District Municipality

R 6 300 000 00

uMgungundlovu TVET College

R 2 700 000.00

Umhlathuze Municipality

R 860 000 00

Umjindi Local Municipality

R 1 650 000.00

Umshwathi Local Municipality

R 1 430 000.00

University of Fort Hare

R 3 344 521.85

University of Johannesburg

R 7 169 109.00

University of KwaZulu-Natal

R 18 458 494.51

University of Limpopo

R 242 819.85

University of Pretoria

R 6 053 545.00

University of South Africa

R 1 708 275.00

University of Stellenbosch

R 1 161 059.00

University of the Witwatersrand

R 95 873 00

University of Venda

R 292 477 834.00

University of Western Cape

R 239 710.00

University of Witwatersrand

R 22 425 300.00

University of Zululand

R 4 156 375.00

Uthungulu District Municipality

R 101 500 000.00

Vaal University of Technology

R 96 850 000.00

Vezokuhle Youth Development

R 126 000 000.00

Westonaria Local Municipality

R 250 700 000.00

Witzenberg Local Municipality

R 32 400 000.00

Total

R 1 372 983 761.09

Institution

(b) Qualification Awarded

(c) No. of Students

Northern Cape Rural TVET College

AET

106

Africa Mayibuye Leadership (Pty) Ltd

AET

20

 

Traditional Leaders

75

African Century Investment

WIL

97

Alfred Nzo District Municipality

Ward Committee Skills

82

Amahlathi Local Municipality

Apprenticeship

195

Amandla Obusha Development Centre Cooperatives Ltd

Water and Wastewater Treatment Process Operations

9

Amathole District Municipality

Fire and Rescue

60

Amavuso Project Primary Development Co-op

Fire and Rescue

17

Artisan Development Academy

AET

65

ATCOR

Apprenticeship

4

Beaufort West District Municipality

Apprenticeship

36

Bergrivier Local Municipality

Apprenticeship

8

Better Best Skills Development

Apprenticeship

35

Blouberg Local Municipality

Apprenticeship

534

 

Fitting

6

Bryant Bell & Associates

Electrical

1

Bushbuckridge Local Municipality

Carpentry

3

Camdeboo Local Municipality

Bricklaying

2

Cape Agulhas Local Municipality

Welding

2

 

Local Government Accounting

2

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Roadworks

21

Cape Town Environmental Trust

Road Construction

1

Cape Winelands District Municipality

Welder / Apprenticeship

5

Central Karoo District Municipality

Construction Roadwork

1

Central University of Technology

Construction Roadwork

2

City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

Bursaries

53

 

Bursaries

1

Coastal KZN TVET College

Local Government Accounting

18

College of Cape Town

Bursaries

11

University of Pretoria

Bursaries

17

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

AET

45

Creative Consulting

Bursaries

2

Dingaan Mogonwe Human Resource Dynamics

Bursaries

1

Donald Hanneman

Project Management

1

Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Local Municipality

Conflict Management

5

 

Monitoring and Evaluation

148

Durban University of Technology

Local Government Councillor Practices

114

E-AET

IT Technology

6

Elective Training Institute Enterprise

Leadership Development

120

Elsiemot and Associates

Bursaries

113

Emalahleni Local Municipality

Bursaries

4

Emfuleni Local Municipality

Bursaries

43

Empilweni Management Solutions

Bursaries

4

Ethekwini Metropolitan Municipality

Bursaries

4

ETS Emergency Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Bursaries

18

Fort Hare Trading Solutions

Project Management

11

Gateway City College

Bursaries

126

George Local Municipality

Bursaries

51

Goldfields TVET College

Bursaries

4

Hessequa Local Municipality

Bursaries

139

Ilembe District Municipality

Bursaries

42

Institute of Professional Studies and Service

Bursaries

8

Intsika Yethu Local Municipality

Bursaries

2

Joe Gqabi District Municipality

NCV In Human Resources

314

Josmap Training Institute

N6 In Electrical

173

Kalideen Management Services

Diploma In Public Administration

113

Kalwayi NPO

National Certificate in Municipal Finance

13

Kannaland Municipality

Creative Consulting

22

Kgolo Institute

Research funding

22

Khosithi Training

Research funding

56

Kouga Municipality

Bursaries

6

Langeberg Local Municipality

Administration Management

13

LEPS Training Provider

Administration Management

20

Lesedi Local Municipality

Administration Management

8

Life Long ABET Consulting

Administration Management

43

Lovedale Public TVET College

Bursaries

42

LP / JoeGqabi

Bursaries

9

Mahube training and Development

N6 Electrical

59

Makana Local Municipality

Leadership Development

9

Mangosutho University of Technology

Environmental Practice

26

Maquassi Hills Local Municipality

Bursaries

71

Mass Computer Training and Printers

Bursaries

43

Matzikama Local Municipality

N6 Electrical Engineering

77

Mazasa Management Consulting cc

Plumbing

13

MBAT

Horticulture

3

Mbombela Local Municipality

Road Construction

17

Mhlontlo Local Municipality

Electrical

3

Mkhondo Local Municipality

Fire Fighter

37

Mopani TVET College

Waste Management

26

Mossel Bay Local Municipality

Plumbing

17

Mthengenya & Associates (Pty) Ltd

Bursaries

260

Nala Local Municipality

Environmental Practice

4

National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities of South Africa

Bursaries

26

National Department of Public Works

Project Management

4

National Economic Education Trust

ICT

9

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

ICT

569

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

ICT

113

Networx for Career Development

ICT

13

Nkomazi Local Municipality

Middle Management Research

208

Nkonkobe Economic Development Agency

Education and Training Quality Assurance

27

Nnite Trading Enterprise

Education and Training Quality Assurance

865

North West University

Education and Training Quality Assurance

12

Northern Cape Rural TVET College

N6 Human Resources

105

Ntsangala Business Enterprise (Pty) Ltd

Generic Management and Risk

13

Overberg District Municipality

Generic Management and Risk

2

Planact

FET Learnership Development

13

PMA (Pty) Ltd

Project Administration

32

Polokwane Local Municipality

Water Reticulation

365

PTDEV Consulting

Construction Plant Operations

3

Qabuka-Vuka Development Trading

Construction Plant Operations

3

Re-Ethical Environmental Re-Engineering (KZN) (Pty) Ltd

Environmental Practice

13

 

Electrical

39

Reflections Development Institute

Environmental Practice

1

Regent Business School

Environmental Practice

181

RPL Research Project

N6 Corporate Services

3

S and T School of Accounting Technicians

Generic Management and Risk

10

SAICE Professional Development and Projects

Generic Management and Risk

14

Sebata Municipal Solutions

Environmental Management

12

Seed Entrepreneurship and Business Development

OEDTDP

12

South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions

Performance Management

16

South African Geometrics Institute

Municipal Finance Management

10

South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Municipal Finance Management and Admin

141

South African National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency

Local Government Councillor Practices

15

South African Planning Institute (SAPI)

Local Government Councillor Practices

13

South west Gauteng College

Municipal Leadership

58

Thembisile Hani Local Municipality

Emergency Service Operations

60

Thobologo Trading Enterprise

Local Economic Developement

211

Tshwane University of Technology

Municipal Finance Management Learnership

28

uMgungundlovu District Municipality

Road Construction

189

uMgungundlovu TVET College

Electrical Engineering

900

Umhlathuze Municipality

Building & Civil Construction

47

Umjindi Local Municipality

Painter & Decorator

1023

Umshwathi Local Municipality

Road Construction

141

University of Fort Hare

Fire & Rescue

2489

University of Free State

ABET Practice

3232

University of Johannesburg

Local Government Councillors

350

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Water and Waste Water Process Control

499

University of Limpopo

Water and Waste Water Process Control

1130

University of Pretoria

N6 Electrical Engineering

193

University of South Africa

N6 Electrical Engineering

1 330

University of Stellenbosch

Municipal Finance Management Learnership

121

 

Public Finance Management Learnership

42

University of the Witwatersrand

Water and Wastewater Learnership

17

University of Venda

Plumbing

113

University of Western Cape

Microsoft Office

32

University of Witwatersrand

Road Construction

21

University of Zululand

Road Construction

37

Uthungulu District Municipality

Municipal Finance Management Learnership

47

Vaal University of Technology

Municipal Finance & Administration

3

Vezokuhle Youth Development

Environmental Practice

66

Westonaria Local Municipality

Supervision of Construction Processes

442

Witzenberg Local Municipality

Municipal Finance & Administration

1 558

TOTAL

21 260

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DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2141 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

04 October 2017 - NW2458

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Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of State Security

How many current employees of (a) his department and (b) any entity reporting to him worked for the security branch or the Bureau of State Security prior to 1994?

Reply:

The State Security Agency does not profile their members, who are South Africans in their own right. The intergration of statutory and non-statutory members happened back in 1995 when the erstwhile National Intelligence Agency was created in terms of applicable legislation.

04 October 2017 - NW2821

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Maynier, Mr D to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)Whether a certain official (a) applied for the position (Chief Procurement Officer) and / or (b) requested to be removed from the specified position; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) whether (a) he and / or (b) the director-general informed the specified person of the imminent removal from a certain position (details furnished) in writing; if not, why not; if so, (i) on what date was the specified person informed and (ii) what were the reasons for the specified person’s removal; (3) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. (a) No, the official did not apply for the position of Chief Procurement Officer (CPO).

    (b) Yes, the official requested to be relieved of the functions of the CPO. In addition, acting capacity is temporary and can be terminated at any time.

2. (a) Yes, the official received a letter from the Minister.

(b) Yes, the Director-General also informed the official.

     (i) The official was informed on 31 August 2017.

     (ii) To relieve the official of the CPO responsibilities and rotate the acting role among other Chief Directors in the Office of the CPO.

3. A statement has already been issued regarding this matter.

 

 

04 October 2017 - NW2733

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Topham , Mr B to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)Whether the SA Revenue Service has plans in place to prevent the illicit trade in any category of goods and/or services; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) What is the estimated loss in tax revenue collection from the illicit trade in each category of goods and/or services? (3) What is the total estimated loss in tax revenue for the 2016/17 financial year?

Reply:

(1) Yes, SARS has plans in place to prevent the illicit trade in any category of goods and/or services as stipulated in its Strategic Plan 2016/17-2020/21.

(2) These products are in the main strictly prohibited so SARS cannot collect any revenue from them.

(3) Please refer to response 2 (two) above.

 

04 October 2017 - NW2863

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Has (a) his department and/or (b) the National Student Financial Aid Scheme received requests to assist students who were promised funding but did not receive funding from a certain foundation (name furnished); if so, what are the relevant details for each student assisted; (2) were these students prioritised over others for receiving assistance; if so, what are the reasons for the prioritisation?

Reply:

1. (a) No.

(b) No.

2. Not applicable.

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DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2863 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

04 October 2017 - NW2621

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether the SA Airways had the required foreign operators permits to fly (a) to and (b) from all destinations on (i) 20 August 2017 and (ii) 31 August 2017; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

Details on foreign operators permit are reflected below.

     

INTERNATIONAL

   

COUNTRY

DESTINATION

OPERATING AUTHORISATION

VALIDITY

Australia

Perth

Foreign Air Transport Air Operators Certificate

Yearly - 31 May 2018

Brazil

Sao Paulo

Authorisation from the Ministry of Defence. Appointed Local Legal representative, validated by ANAC. Approved slots. Approved Hotran (Horário de Transporte/Time of Transportation)

Ongoing

Germany

Frankfurt and Munich

Operating Permit through Seasonal Filing.

IATA Season

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Operating Permit

Yearly Basis - 24 March 2018

U.S.A.

New York and Washington

Overflying and Landing clearance. Economic Authority from the US DOT

Overflying and Landing Clearance - IATA Season, Economic Authority –

Bi Yearly Basis

United Kingdom

London

Foreign Carrier Permit

IATA Season

AFRICA

     

COUNTRY

DESTINATION

OPERATING AUTHORISATION

VALIDITY

Angola

Luanda

Overflying and Landing clearance. Angola in the process of changing their legislation to include Foreign Operators Permits

IATA Season

Benin

Cotonou

Foreign Operators Permit (A319, A320 and B738)

Yearly Basis - 18 May 2018

Cameroon

Douala

Foreign Operators Permit Required; of which SAA has one

 

Congo

Brazzaville and Pointe Noire

Foreign Operators Permits issued to Foreign Airlines. SAA doesn't require one, as it is an eligible airline. Should they want to include an additional aircraft, letter to be written to ANAC, in order to obtain operating authorisation

Seasonal submission of overflying and landing clearance

Cote d'Ivoire

Abidjan

No Foreign Operators Permit required.

Seasonal submission of overflying and landing clearance

D.R.C.

Kinshasa

Foreign Operators Permit currently not applicable as Authorities and Airlines in process of debating actual cost. Once consensus reached, FOP will be required

Seasonal submission of overflying and landing clearance

Gabon

Libreville

Foreign Operators Permit not required. Gabon CAA intends to put a process in place. Overflying and landing clearance

Seasonal submission of overflying and landing clearance

Ghana

Accra

Overflying and Landing clearance. Foreign Air Operators Certificate - Application ongoing

Foreign Operators Permit still to be issued

Kenya

Nairobi

Foreign Operators Permit not required. Bilateral Air Services Agreement in place

Mauritius

Mauritius

Overflying and Landing clearance. New requirement for carriers to have a Foreign Operators Permit. This will be applied for when renewing our Seasonal Approval (Oct 17)

IATA Season

Mozambique

Maputo

Foreign Air Operators Licence - A319, A320, B738 and B737

IATA Season

Namibia

Windhoek

Foreign Air Operator Permit - A319, A320, B738 and B737

Yearly Basis - 30 June 2018

Nigeria

Lagos

Foreign Operators Permit not required. Overflying and landing clearance

Seasonal submission of overflying and landing clearance

Senegal

Dakar

Foreign Operators Permit. Will be commencing with the process to obtain one, in order to avoid any future problems

Seasonal submission of overflying and landing clearance

Tanzania

Dar Es Salaam

No Foreign Operators Permit required. Slot Allocation given as operating approval

Seasonal submission of overflying and landing clearance

Uganda

Entebbe

Foreign Operators Permit Required; of which SAA has one

Seasonal submission of overflying and landing clearance

Zambia

Lusaka, Livingstone and Ndola

Foreign Operators Permit

Yearly - 31 December 2017

Zimbabwe

Harare and Victoria Falls

Foreign Operators Permit on the 19 August 2017, SA025 scheduled to depart from Harare at 07h20 am was grounded by Zimbabwean Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Reason for grounding was the Foreign Operator Permit (FOP) that was not found on board of the aircraft, the incident affected Harare and Vic Falls. It should be noted that it was confirmed that, there was previously no requirement for SAA to obtain or to have in possession the required FOP.

Bi-Yearly Basis - 18 August 2019

04 October 2017 - NW2806

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)(a) Which contractors were awarded tenders for the (i) construction of 10 new college campuses and (ii) refurbishment of three other college campuses in terms of Bid no. DHET093 that closed on 17 June 2016, (b) what was the total value of each contract, (c) how is the work progressing at each of the specified sites, (d) by what date is construction work expected to be completed and (e) what is the estimated capacity in terms of the number of full-time learners that can be accommodated at each site; (2) whether any similar bids aimed at the expansion of the capacity of public technical and vocational education and training colleges have been awarded since the specified bid; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) (a) No contractors have been appointed. The tender process is nearing the end of the bid evaluation process.

(b) The total value of each contract can only be disclosed once the awarding process is completed.

(c) Not applicable.

(d) The construction work is expected to be completed within 18 months from the date of awarding.

(e) The estimated capacity at each site is 500 full-time learners.

(2) The Department has not initiated any similar bids subsequent to the publication of tender DHET093.

 

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DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2806 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

04 October 2017 - NW2855

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

With reference to his reply to question 1388 on 6 June 2017, (a) on what date did the survey commence, (b) on what date is the survey expected to be completed and (c) what is the total cost of the survey?

Reply:

(a) The survey commenced on 9 May 2017.

(b) The survey was to have been completed by 31 August 2017. At this date, 47 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges had completed and submitted their information. Follow-ups are being made with the 3 remaining TVET colleges to complete and submit their information.

(c) No additional costs were incurred as internal Departmental resources were utilised.

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DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2855 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

04 October 2017 - NW2482

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Maynier, Mr D to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)With reference to his reply to question 1923 on 17 August 2017, what were the (a) total cost and (b) detailed breakdown of such costs of the travel of a certain person to the United States of America; (2) whether the specified person accompanied him on any other official overseas travel since 1 April 2017; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in respect of each instance of official overseas travel, what was the (a) purpose, (b)(i) departure date and (ii) inbound arrival date and (c)(i) total cost and (ii) detailed breakdown of such costs?

Reply:

(1)(a) R145 168.72

(1)(b) Air travel R131 935.43

Daily allowance R 13 233.29

(2) Yes, since 1 April 2017 a certain person has accompanied the Minister on three occasions for official travel overseas. All expenses were in line with the provisions as stipulated in the Ministerial Handbook, Chapter 6, 3.1 & 3.2.:

(2)(a)

Purpose

(2)(b)(i)

Departure date

(2)(b)(ii)

Inbound Arrival date

(2)(c)(i)

Total cost

(2)(c)(ii)

       

Detailed breakdown

Amount

BRICS conference and Central Bank Governors meeting, Shanghai

17 June 2017

19 June 2017

R204 041.36

Daily allowance

Air travel

R4 826.49

R199 214.87

African Investor Conference, London

19 June 2017

21 June 2017

R83 441.57

Air travel

R83 441.57

G20 conference, Germany

5 July 2017

9 July 2017

R80 742.86

Air travel

R80 742.86

TOTAL

 

R368 225.79

 

04 October 2017 - NW2477

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Topham , Mr B to ask the Minister of Finance

What (a) are the names of each (i) supplier and (ii) service provider of the SA Airways (SAA), (b) goods and services are delivered and provided to SAA in each case, (c) is the monetary value of each contract concluded with each specified (i) supplier and (ii) service provider and (d) is the date (i) on which the specified contracts were entered into and (ii) of expiry of each contract?

Reply:

See attached annexure A

04 October 2017 - NW2789

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Shivambu, Mr F to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether he has begun the process of finding a replacement for a certain person (); if not, why not?

Reply:

Yes. The Minister will make an announcement regarding this matter after the South African Airways’ Annual General Meeting.

 

04 October 2017 - NW2808

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

Has any progress been achieved with the establishment of the South African Institute for Vocational and Continuing Education and Training; if not, why not; if so, (a) what progress has been made, (b) how many full-time staff members are currently employed to support the work of the institute, (c) what was the total cost of the institute in the 2016-17 financial year, (d) what amount was budgeted in the 2017-18 financial year for the expenses related to the work of the institute and (e) what is the extent of the support rendered by the institute to the (i) Technical and Vocational Education and Training colleges and/or (ii) community education colleges to date?

Reply:

(a) Progress has been made in the establishment of the South African Institute for Vocational and Continuing Education and Training (SAIVCET).

The Department has developed a business case with the following noted progress:

  • A concept document on the role and functions of the entity has been completed.
  • Reprioritising the current Departmental budget or sourcing funds other than from voted funds for the development of the business case as well as to begin initial work of SAIVCET. The latter is important for demonstrating the proposed business case. A request for funding was made to the National Skills Funds and it has been approved.
  • An organogram was developed and concurrence with the Minister of Public Service and Administration is now being sought.
  • Three senior staff members have been appointed on contract.
  • The advertisement for key positions have been drafted and will be advertised soon.
  • A draft policy has been developed and is undergoing consultation. The policy will lead to the promulgation of regulations to formally establish the entity.

(b) No full time staff has yet been appointed, as SAIVCET still needs to be established. The National Skills Fund has made project funding available and three individuals have been appointed on a contract basis.

(c) The total expenditure for the 2016/17 financial year was R 216 758. This was primarily for information technology services, which included the hosting of the lecturer support platform.

(d) The project budget for SAIVCET in the 2017/18 financial year is R 36 million.

(e) In the absence of substantive appointment of staff, some significant steps have been taken to support Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges, namely:

  • A curriculum review plan has been developed.
  • Work on the Dual System and Centres of Specialisation project aims to inform models for the implementation of occupational programmes at TVET colleges.
  • Consultation has happened with colleges on a lecturer development plan for this year.
  • A draft lecture development plan is being set up, in addition a long-term lecturer development strategy is being developed.
  • Work on funding norms and performance management mechanisms are being developed with the Human Resource unit of the Department.
  • Lecturer support packages have been developed and are being accessed by lecturers who have registered on the online lecturer support system.
  • Investigations into a continuous professional development lecturer system are being undertaken.
  • Preparation for a lecturer development conference in February 2018 is currently underway.
  • Processes to establish regional support teams for lecturer development are underway. All teams will have been established and operational by 20 October 2017.
  • Monitoring of the implementation of lecturer training or development plans, where the skills levy funds are utilised by TVET colleges, are underway.
  • The evaluation of professional qualifications developed by universities are underway.
  • The University of the Western Cape is already offering a new qualification in terms of the Policy for Professional Qualifications for TVET Lecturers (2013).
  • Investigations to develop and implement a short-term qualification for in-service under-qualified or unqualified lecturers is underway.
  • Work is underway on the post provisioning norms for both TVET and Community Education and Training lecturers.

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DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2808 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

04 October 2017 - NW2869

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Is (a) his department and (b) the Council on Higher Education (CHE) aware that a recent study suggested that a large proportion of academic publications emanating from our Universities are in so-called predatory journals; if not, why not; if so, what steps will they take in this regard; (2) does his department have a specific policy on these journals; if not, (a) why not and (b) will one be developed; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. Yes, the Department and the Council on Higher Education (CHE) are aware of the recent article published by Professor Johann Mouton of the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) based at Stellenbosch University. The article highlights the magnitude and prevalence of publications in predatory journals by South African authors and/or institutions. The article mentions that approximately 4 072 articles were published in predatory journals over a 10 year period. It should be noted that while this is of major concern, it represents only 3.4% of the total number of articles recognised for subsidy during this period.

The Department is concerned of unethical publishing and has already initiated mechanisms to curb this behaviour before the article was published. In an attempt to deal with this problem, the Department has funded a collaborative research programme, led by Professor Mouton at CREST focussing on the quality of research outputs. The programme aims to develop mechanisms to ensure that the Department only funds quality research. In the meantime, the Department will continue to seek satisfactory evidence on the validity of claims pertaining to predatory publishing, including investigations on the journal titles mentioned in the article. If they are confirmed, subsidies will be withdrawn for articles published in such journals, in line with the Research Output Policy (2015).

2. The Department has a specific policy - the Research Output Policy (2015) - that outlines the criteria to be used by institutions when claiming research outputs that qualify for subsidy. The 2015 policy was the result of the review of the Policy and Procedures for Measurement of Research Output of Public Higher Education Institutions (2003) that had been implemented since 2004. The purpose of the policy is to encourage research productivity by rewarding quality research output at public higher education institutions. The policy is not intended to measure all output, but to enhance productivity by recognising the major types of research output produced by higher education institutions, and uses appropriate proxies to determine the quality of such output. While increased productivity is a key driver behind the policy, what informed the 2015 revision was the need to ensure improved quality of subsidised research outputs.

In terms of the policy, institutions receive subsidy for the number of approved published research outputs in accredited journals, scholarly books and peer-reviewed published conference proceedings. The policy requires that all public higher education institutions submit to the Department their annual claims for research outputs published in journals, books and conference proceedings accompanied by the relevant supporting documentation. The policy also explains the quality mechanisms, which must be used to ensure that only quality publications receive subsidy. The policy holds institutions and researchers responsible for ensuring that they only claim for quality research outputs, and should an output claimed later be found to have been published in a journal that did not meet the required standards, funding will be withdrawn.

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DIRECTOR – GENERAL

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DATE:

QUESTION 2869 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

04 October 2017 - NW2790

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Mente, Ms NV to ask the Minister of State Security

With reference to his reply to question 167 on 7 September 2017, what are (a) the names and (b) the nationalities of the security agencies that are stationed in the country?

Reply:

In terms of our tradecraft, international conventions and agreements entered into with international intelligence services, we are not in position to disclose such information.

04 October 2017 - NW2823

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Maynier, Mr D to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)What is the (a) total value of contingent liabilities and (b) the detailed breakdown of each of the specified contingent liabilities according to (i) type, (ii) institution, (iii) exposure amount and/or (iv) amount drawn against the guarantee that the National Treasury has extended (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017; (2) whether the National Treasury has received requests for further guarantees; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

1. Table 1 link below shows the total value of contingent liabilities (guarantees) issued and drawn-down, as well as a breakdown according to State Owned Companies (SOCs) for 2014/15 to 2016/17 as shown in the 2017 Budget Review.

Table 1: Government guarantee portfolio

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW2823TABLE-171004.pdf

2. The National Treasury is currently considering a guarantee request of R3 billion by the South African Broadcasting Corporation. The request was submitted after the broadcaster has made a determination that it would face a liquidity challenge in the current financial year. The SABC has highlighted a number of factors that have contributed to the entity’s declining revenues and increasing operating costs. These include among others, the unfavourable economic conditions and a number of policy decisions with regard to content over the broadcaster’s various platforms, which have led to the decline in the advertising revenues as major advertisers withdrew their business due to declining listenership and viewership in some of the broadcaster’s crucial platforms. In addition, the salary bill and pay-outs of dismissed staff has contributed to an increase in costs. The loss in both advertising and TV license revenue along with increased costs, have contributed significantly to the losses incurred in both the 2014/15 and 2015/16 financial years.

Where no guarantee requests have been submitted, it might be as a result of the fact that the specific SOCs’ financial matrices are such that the SOCs do not require government assistance or the SOCs are able to borrow on the strength of their own balance sheets.

Table 1: Government guarantee portfolio

03 October 2017 - NW2770

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Social Development

What are the annual estimated cost for each non-governmental organisation and/or non-profit organisation providing statutory services on behalf of the Government in the (a) Greater Springs area, (b) Greater Nigel area, (c) Greater Brakpan area, (d) Greater Boksburg area, (e) Greater Benoni area, (f) Greater Tembisa area, (g) Greater Kempton Park area, (h) Greater Germiston area, (i) Greater Edenvale area and (j) Greater Alberton area?

Reply:

a) There are different estimated costs for each organization providing statutory services as their expenses are based on the various costs elements. According to the business plans submitted to the Department for 2017/18 financial year, the annual estimated cost/budget for organizations in the afore-mentioned areas is as follows:-

AREA

Name of NPOs

Annual Estimated cost as per the Business Plan for 2017/18 Financial Year

(a) Greater Springs area

CMR Springs

R 1 430 557

 

Springs and Kwa-thema child & family welfare

R 1 702 486

     

(b) Greater Nigel area

Nigel Child & Family Welfare

R 2 763 000

 

CMR Nigel

R 611 168

     

(c) Greater Brakpan area

CMR Brakpan

R 1 166 672

 

Geluksdal Child & Family Welfare

R 1 910 075

 

Die Ondersteuningsraad, Brakpan

R 707 294

     

(d) Greater Boksburg area

CMR Boksburg

R 723 599

 

Famsa EAST RAND

R 2 413 018

 

Greater Boksburg Child & Family Welfare

R 5 504 046

     

(e) Greater Benoni area

Greater Benoni Child & Family Welfare

R 5 286 594

 

CMR Benoni

R 2 210 112

 

Actonville Child & Family Welfare

R 1 605 122

     

(f) Greater Tembisa area

Tembisa Child & family welfare

R 4 249 577

 

Childline Gauteng,Tembisa

R 2 108 277

     

(g) Greater Kempton Park area

Child Welfare SA- Kempton Park

R 3 415 037

 

CMR Kempton Park

R 1 990 196

 

Die Ondersteuningsraad,Kempton Park

R 367 320.60

     

(h) Greater Germiston area

Die Ondersteuningsraad Elsburg

R 1 075 762

 

Greater Germiston Child & Family Welfare

R 4 301 189

 

CMR Germiston

R 1 821 448

 

Childline Gauteng, Kathorus

R 1 550 577

 

Khanya Family Centre

R 2 563 026

     

(i) Greater Edenvale area

Edenvale Child & Family welfare

R 1 167 820

     

(j) Greater Alberton area

Child Welfare SA, Alberton

R 6 221 357

 

CMR Alberton

R 1 256 382

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03 October 2017 - NW2897

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

What is the detailed (a) breakdown of and (b) valuation for current and non-current assets and investments held by (i) her department and each entity reporting to her 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)(b)(i) CURRENT AND NON-CURRENT ASSETS

ACCOUNT NAME

CURRENT

ASSETS

NON-CURRENT

ASSETS

TOTALS

Staff debts

143,584.32

62747.41

192,791.56

Claims recoverable: Households

973,964.05

82,606.61

1,056,570.66

Claims recoverable: Interdepartmental claims

9,693.22

-

9,693.22

Damaged vehicles

159,131.60

250,615.42

409,747.02

 

1,286,373.19

395,969.44

1,682,342.63

(a)(b)(i)(bb)(aaa) UNLISTED INVESTMENT DIRECTLY HELD

NAME OF THE ENTITY

NET ASSET VALUE OF THE INVESTMENT

Biological Vaccine Institute (BIOVAC)

86,123,000.00

(a)(b)(ii) CURRENT AND NON- CURRENT ASSETS AS AT 31 MARCH 2017

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

R'000

Non-Current assets

794 654

Property Plant and Equipment

762 907

Interest in joint ventures and associates

20 216-

Interest in subsidiaries

5 436

Trade and other receivables

6 095

Current Assets

1 475 465

Trade and other payables

275 777

Cash and Cash Equivalents

1 099 124

Inventory and contracts in progress

100 564

Technology Innovation Agency

R'000

Non-current assets

50 234

Property and equipment

15 892

Loans and Receivables

5 029

Investments in associates

3 013

Other financial assets

26 300

Current assets

 

Trade and other receivables

3 417

Cash and cash equivalents

64 567

Prepayments

3 578

Academy of Science of South Africa

R'000

Non-current assets

526

Property and equipment

420

Intangible assets

106

Current assets

28 441

Other financial assets

7 886

Receivables from non-exchange transactions

118

Receivables from exchange transactions

1 776

Cash and cash equivalents

18 659

Human Sciences Research Council

R'000

Non-current assets

238 000

Property and equipment

234 459

Intangible assets

3 383

Pre-payments and advances

35

Operating lease receivables

123

Current assets

123 172

Cash and cash equivalents

61 307

Trade and other Receivables

43 727

Inventories

5 986

Pre payments and advances

6 373

Vat receivables

5 779

SANSA

R'000

Non-current assets

364 813

Property and equipment

344 714

Intangible assets

20 099

Current assets

172 021

Cash and cash equivalents

150 758

Receivables from exchange transactions

20800

Inventories

463

National Research foundation

R'000

Non-current assets

2 248 134

Property and equipment

2 148 038

Intangible assets

46 200

Heritage assets

15 479

Investments in associates

18 447

Employee benefit asset

3 701

Prepayments

16 269

Current assets

1 998 576

Inventories

7 080

Other financial assets

615 914

Grants paid in advance

409 205

Receivables from exchange transaction

471 602

Cash and cash equivalents

494 775

(aa)(aaa) LISTED ASSETS, DIRECTLY HELD

(aa)(bbb) LISTED ASSETS,INDIRECTLY HELD

(bb)(aaa) UNLISTED INVESTMENTS, DIRECTLY HELD

(bb)(bbb) UNLISTED INVESTMENT, INDIRECTLY HELD

Entity

(aa)(aaa)

(aa)(bbb)

(bb)(aaa)

(bb)(bbb)

         

CSIR

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

TIA

N/A

N/A

All TIA investment are directly held in unlisted entities

N/A

ASSAF

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

NRF

N/A

N/A

The NRF has an unlisted investment of R18,5 million at the SALT foundation (Pty) Ltd. The investment is directly held.

N/A

SANSA

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

HSRC

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

BREAKDOWN OF CURRENT ASSETS

CSIR

Total

0-3 months

3-6 months

6-12 months

More than 12 months

Trade and other receivables

234 202

193 303

19 254

17 009-

4 636

Fixed Deposit

844 394

-

-

-

844 394

TIA

Total

0-3 months

3-6 months

6-12 months

More than 12 months

Trade and other receivables

3 417

2 903

514

-

-

Cash and cash equivalents

64 567

44 556

20 011

-

-

Prepayments

3 578

1 533

2 045

-

-

ASSAF

Total

0-3 months

3-6 months

6-12 months

More than 12 months

Receivables from non-exchange transactions

 

7 363

7 524

7 886-

--

Receivables from exchange transactions

 

556

2 543

1 776

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

10 467

13 518

18 659-

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03 October 2017 - NW2769

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Social Development

With regard to all non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and/or non-profit organisations (NPOs) operating in the Greater Springs area, (a) what is the annual estimated cost for each organisation providing statutory services on behalf of the Government and (b) what amount does the Government actually provide to each NGO or NPO annually in this regard?

Reply:

(a) There are different estimated costs for each organization providing statutory services as their expenses are based on the various costs elements. According to the business plans submitted to the Department for 2017/18 financial year, the annual estimated cost/budget for organizations in Greater Springs area is as follows:-

Regional Structure Group

Name of NPO

Programme

Annual Estimated cost as per the Business Plan for 2017/18 Financial Year

Ekurhuleni

SKDB S-TVL CMR SPRINGS

Child and Family

1 430 557

Ekurhuleni

Springs and Kwa-Thema child & family welfare

Child and Family

1 702 486

b) The annual allocated budgets for nongovernmental organisations and/or nonprofit organisations providing statutory services on behalf of the Government in Greater Springs area are as follows:

Regional Structure Group

Name of NPO

Programme

Annual allocated Budget for 2017/18 Financial Year

Ekurhuleni

SKDB S-TVL CMR SPRINGS

Child and Family

898 064

Ekurhuleni

Springs and Kwa-Thema child & family welfare

Child and Family

1 232 448

 

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03 October 2017 - NW2771

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Social Development

What amount does the Government actually provide annually to all nongovernmental organisations and/or nonprofit organisations providing statutory services on behalf of the Government in the (a) Greater Springs area, (b) Greater Nigel area, (c) Greater Brakpan area, (d) Greater Boksburg area, (e) Greater Benoni area, (f) Greater Tembisa area, (g) Greater Kempton Park area, (h) Greater Germiston area, (i) Greater Edenvale area and (j) Greater Alberton area?

Reply:

The annual allocated budgets for nongovernmental organisations and/or nonprofit organisations providing statutory services on behalf of the Government in Ekurhuleni regions are as follows:

Regional Structure Group

Name of NPO

Programme

Annual allocated Budget for 2017/18 Financial Year

Ekurhuleni

Actonville child and Family Welfare

Child and Family

1 547 922

Ekurhuleni

Child Welfare SA, Alberton

Child and Family

1 850 084

Ekurhuleni

Christelike Maatskaplike Raad (CMR) Kempton

Child and Family

1 007 443

Ekurhuleni

CMR Benoni

Child and Family

1 089 711

Ekurhuleni

Die Ondersteuningsraad, Brakpan

Child and Family

582 590

Ekurhuleni

Die Ondersteuningsraad Elsburg

Child and Family

770 327

Ekurhuleni

Die Ondersteuningsraad : Kempton

Child and Family

321 295

Ekurhuleni

Edenvale Child & Family welfare

Child and Family

545 076

Ekurhuleni

Geluksdal Child and Family Welfare

Child and Family

1 739 174

Ekurhuleni

Greater Benoni Child & Family Welfare

Child and Family

2 255 351

Ekurhuleni

Great Boksburg Child and Family Welfare

Child and Family

3 819 632

Ekurhuleni

Great Germiston Child and Family Welfare

Child and Family

2 727 214

Ekurhuleni

Child Welfare South Africa Kempton Park

Child and Family

1 614 929

Ekurhuleni

Khanya Family Centre

Child and Family

1 424 536

Ekurhuleni

Nigel Child and Family Welfare Clinic

Child and Family

1 074 711

Ekurhuleni

SKDB S-TVL CMR Alberton

Child and Family

1 195 180

Ekurhuleni

SKDB S-TVL CMR BRAKPAN

Child and Family

454 853

Ekurhuleni

SKDB S-Tvl CMR Germiston

Child and Family

1 352 671

Ekurhuleni

SKDB S-TVL CMR Nigel

Child and Family

315 474

Ekurhuleni

SKDB S-TVL CMR SPRINGS

Child and Family

898 064

Ekurhuleni

SKDB S-TVLCMR Boksburg

Child and Family

582 590

Ekurhuleni

Springs and Kwathema child & family welfare

Child and Family

1 232 448

Ekurhuleni

Tembisa Child & family welfare

Child and Family

2 544 439

Ekurhuleni

FAMSA East Rand

Child and Family

916 974

Ekurhuleni

Childline Gauteng :Tembisa

Child and Family

691 261

Ekurhuleni

Childline Gauteng,:Kathorus

Child and Family

647 390

   

Total

33 201 339

03 October 2017 - NW2057

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Bara, Mr M R to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether her department funds all statutory child welfare services provided by nonprofit organizations in full; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The National Department of Social Development funds Child Welfare South Africa, Childline SA, Afrikaanse Christelike Vrouevereniging (ACVV), the AFM Executive Welfare Council (AFM) and Die ondersteiningsraad, The SAVF (Suid Afrikaanse Vroue Federasie) to provide child protection services according to the Children’s Act.

Child Welfare South Africa:

Child Welfare South Africa has been awarded funding of R 1.8650.00 in 2016/17 financial year for the following objectives:

  • Facilitate the transformation of services in accordance with the child protection legislative framework to all CWSA member organization
  • Capacity Building of CWSA organizations and related stakeholders to strengthen service delivery within the child protection system
  • Network with other partners in the child protection sector at national and provincial level to advocate and facilitate services according to identified needs
  • Ensure sound financial management for the organization according to identified needs
  • Ensure effective information management system on children for CWSA member organizations.

The organization experienced financial management challenges. The National Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer were suspended due to allegations of mismanagement of funds. Department is awaiting a formal communique from the national board regarding the outcome of the investigation.

Childline South Africa:

Childline South Africa was allocated an amount of R974, 000.00 (Nine Hundred and Seventy Four Thousands Rand only) for the 2016/17 financial year for the following objectives:

  • To facilitate transformation of services in accordance with the legislative framework with affiliated Designated Child Protection Organisations (DCPOs) in Provinces.
  • Capacity building of management, professional staff, social workers, volunteers and affiliated DCPO’s to enhance their skills and knowledge in child protection and share expertise.
  • Develop and maintain an effective information management system via data collection, analysis, and dissemination on Child protection and Child Rights issues, including data on all Childline services.
  • Facilitate the transformation of services in accordance with the legislative framework provided by the Children’s Act via a prevention and early intervention online counselling service for children, youth and adults with concerns about children.
  • Analyse data drawn from CSA’s residential therapeutic camps for sexually abused children conducted from October 2013 to March 2016 and document the identified gaps in child protection systems.

Afrikaanse Christelike Vrouevereniging (ACVV:

Afrikaanse Christelike Vrouevereniging (ACVV) was funded for training on child protection services according to the Children’s Act and not funded fully in 2016/17.

ACVV was funded for the following objectives under Child Protection:

Objective 1: Promotion of ethical practice, upholding of human rights and effective protection services to children and families at risk through quality capacity building and training of ACVV social service practitioners and their board members, volunteers and community members as required by the Children’s Act (ACVV requested R 586.021 and it was funded R560.500).

Objective 2:Guide and monitor national awareness programs on child protection, empowerment of victims of family violence, the Ubuntu principle of service and the alleviation of poverty to address apathy and educate and promote a caring and participative environment for vulnerable children and families (ACVV requested

R 334.808 and it was funded R249.900).

The total requested for this two objectives was R920.829 and due to financial constrains the department provided funding to the amount of R 810.400.

Die Onderstuiningsraad:

Die Onderstuiningsraad, currently known as Rata, was allocated an amount of R964, 000.00 (Nine Hundred and Sixty Four Thousands Rand only) for the 2016/17 financial year for the following objectives:

Objective 1, Governance: To manage the organization effectively on a national level to ensure a stable and secure working environment for all personnel which will lead to the provision of sustainable services to the previously disadvantaged and underprivileged communities

Objective 2, Capacity building: To manage the organization effectively to ensure the optimal capacity of skilled personnel with the aim to render specialized, effective and professional services.

For both two objectives the organization requested R 925 222.09 and was funded R964 000.00

The AFM Executive Welfare Council (AFM):

The AFM Executive Welfare Council (AFM) was supposed to have been funded an amount of R723 000.00 (Seven hundred and twenty three Thousands Rand only) for the 2016/17 financial year for the following objectives:

Objective 1: To ensure that all programmes relating to children, is functioning in accordance with the Children’s Act and that the AFM Welfare Department through its programs adheres to the regulations, norms and standards set for NPO and CPO status.

Objective 2: To ensure that through mobilisation of churches, at least 180 new role players understand their role in the welfare of their communities by establishing programs for families, with the goals to assist in family crisis, establishing support system, networking with resources to ensure to ensure access to health and wellness programs and to reach out to new and upcoming Organization/programs to empower and support them.

Objective 3: Awareness and Capacity Building within Adoption Community in taking an active lead and partnering with existing national and regional adoption coalition structures that campaigns on prevention against teenage pregnancies are implemented, building the capacity and expertise of 100 social workers in the employ of affiliated DCPO’s within the field of adoptions and network on National, Provincial and Regional level to advocate access to adoption services and to promote good adoption practices by meeting legislative and policy requirements.

The Organization was supposed to have been funded an amount of R723 00.00. The Organization was not funded because they did not comply with the requirements as they did not submit the Tax Clearance which was one of the requirements for funding.

The SAVF (Suid Afrikaanse Vroue Federasie):

The SAVF (Suid Afrikaanse Vroue Federasie) was allocated an amount of R762 000.00 (Seven hundred and sixty two thousand rand only) for the 2016/17 financial year. SAVF is a voluntary organization which was founded in 1904. Since the appointment of paid staff members (first social worker in 1938), there was then a need for a national office to co-ordinate services, to determine priorities, to develop new services and to capacitate people.

The following are the funded objectives for the financial year 2016/17:

  • To develop, monitor and facilitate the implementation of programmes relating to Children, Families, Older persons & Persons with disabilities.
  • To build the capacity of emerging organizations and human resources (staff, students, managements and volunteers) in strengthening social service delivery on national, provincial and local levels.
  • To ensure good governance with regard to the management and transformation of the organisation.
  • To network on international, national, provincial and local levels to promote services and new developments in the welfare field.
  • To monitor and evaluate the quantity, quality and appropriateness of welfare services in relation to national priorities, norms and standards.

The organization was funded with all the allocated money as they complied with all the funding requirements.