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16 November 2017 - NW3409

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)What procedure must be followed by staff who work at places of safety if a child at the institution goes missing; (2) what are the consequences for staff members who do not follow the relevant procedure?

Reply:

(1) The procedure to be followed by staff who work at Temporary Safe Care formerly called Places of Safety if a child at the institution goes missing, is that they must immediately report the matter to the nearest police station for the case to be investigated. The DSD managers at the district level, Head of the Department and case manager must be informed. The case manager must inform the parent(s) and the children’s court. 

(2) The case must be reported to the Provincial DSD Human Resource Management, (Labour Relations Unit) for an investigation if it has been determined that staff member/s did not follow the relevant procedures and the disciplinary processes must be followed.

16 November 2017 - NW3300

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Mulaudzi, Adv TE to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

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

Reply:

1(a) Chief Executive Officers employment period:

SEFA

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SEFA, Mr Thakhani Makhuvha is employed by Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).

SEDA

The CEO of SEDA, Ms Mandisa Tshikwatamba is appointed on five year fixed contract.

1(b) Chief Financial Officers employment period:

SEFA

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of SEFA, Ms Reshoketswe Ralebepa is appointed on a five (5) year fixed term contract period.

SEDA

The CFO of SEDA, Mr Norman Mazizi is employed on five year fixed contract.

(2) Details of contracts

(2)(a) Names of Officers

Details of contract

(2)(i)Starting date

(2)(ii)Ending date

Mr Thakhani Makhuvha

Mr Makhuvha, employed by Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), was seconded to SEFA for a three-year (3) period.

1 November 2012

31 October 2015

 

His secondment was further extended by three years.

1 November 2015

31 October 2018

Ms Mandisa Tshikwatamba

Appointed on a five year fixed contract.

1 August 2016

31 July 2021

Ms Reshoketswe Ralebepa

Appointed on a five year fixed contract.

1 October 2015

30 September 2020

Mr Norman Mazizi

Appointed on a five year fixed contract.

1 March 2015

29 February 2020

16 November 2017 - NW3526

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Social Development

(a) How often is roll-call supposed to be done at places of safety for children and (b) who is responsible for ensuring that the roll-call takes place?

Reply:

a) Attendance registers are completed in the morning and at night on a daily basis at Temporary Safe Care formerly called Places of Safety.

b) The centre manager and child and youth care supervisors are responsible for ensuring that the child and youth care workers complete the attendance registers.

16 November 2017 - NW3587

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Social Development

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

Reply:

SASSA

(a) (aa) 3 invoices

(bb) 2 invoices

(cc) 5 invoices

(dd) There are no invoices outstanding for 120 days

(b)

Supplier Name

Invoice date

Invoices over 30 days

Invoices over 60 days

Invoices over 90 days

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

17-Mar-17

 

 

R 31 795.37

SITA

31-Mar-17

 

 

R 409 539.57

SHAMROCK AIR CLOSE CORPORATION

28-Sep-16

 

 

R 1 117.20

LEXIS NEXIS

28-Jun-17

 

 

R 3 420

MTN

25-Jul-17

 

 

R 14 214.33

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

8-Aug-17

 

R 41 226.96

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

18-Aug-17

 

R 503.00

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

17-Jul-17

R 381 344.25

 

 

LYCEUM COLLEGE

19-Sep-17

R 26 250

 

 

AZ TRADING CORPORATION

14-Jun-17

R 4 698.60

 

 

 

 

 

R 412 292.85

R 41 729.96

R 460 086.47

NDA

a) ii) The NDA has a total number for Supplier invoices that remain unpaid as follows:

aa) 0 to 30 Days

  • 1 Supplier, with a total amount outstanding of R7 200.00

bb) 31 to 60 days

  • 2 Suppliers, with a total amount outstanding of R139 828.00

cc) 61 to 90 days

  • 1 Supplier, with a total amount outstanding of R1 197.00

dd) 91 days and over

  • 4 Suppliers, with a total amount outstanding of R40 320.00

16 November 2017 - NW3621

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Ntlangwini, Ms EN to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

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

Reply:

Response from the Department

The department does not own any land.

Response from the Entities

Entity

b

b(i)

b(ii)

b(iii)

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)

The CIPC does not own land

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Companies Tribunal (CT)

The CT does not own land

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC)

The ECIC does not own land

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

National Consumer Commission (NCC)

The NCC does not own land

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

National Consumer Tribunal (NCT)

The NCT does not own land

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

National Credit Regulator (NCR)

The NCR does not own land

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

National Empowerment Fund (NEF)

The NEF does not own land

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

National Gambling Board (NGB)

The NGB does not own land

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

National Lotteries Commission (NLC)

The NLC does not own land

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA)

The NMISA does not own land

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

National Regulator For Compulsory Specifications (NRCS)

The NRCS does own land

ERF 2901 Mount Road, in the area of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality, Division of Port Elizabeth, Province of the Eastern Cape

1,6486 hectares

The office building located on this land has been consumed by fire in 2016/17, but the NRCS is in a process to refurbish the building and use it as NRCS Regional Office in Port Elizabeth.

South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)

The SABS does own land

1 Lategaan Street, Groenkloof, Pretoria, Gauteng

1 Apollo Road Olifantfontein 1665, Pretoria, Gauteng

20 Liesbeek Road, Rosebank, Western Cape

15 Garth Road Durban, Mayville, Kwazulu-Natal

1 Teichman Drive, Sunnyridge East London, Eastern Cape

Farm 964, Cove Road, East London, Eastern Cape

8 Bunsen Road, Secunda, Mpumalanga

22 Henrywicht Drive, Saldanha, Western Cape

220 907 sqm

113 927 sqm

4 121 sqm

24 272 sqm

82 672 sqm

961 670 sqm

1000 sqm

647 sqm

Head office

Electrical testing facility

Regional office (Testing and Certification)

Regional Office (Certification)

Vehicle testing facility

Leased

Coal testing facility

Vacant

South African National Accreditation System (SANAS)

The SANAS does not own land

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

16 November 2017 - NW3316

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Labour

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

Reply:

1. Minister of Labour to respond:

As the Department of Labour we have two CEO’s, two Commissioners and two Executive Directors.

Entity

(a) Chief Executive Officers, Commissioner’s and Executive Directors.

(b) Chief Financial Officer employment status

COMPENSATION FUND

Permanent (Commissioner)

Permanent

UIF

Permanent (Commissioner)

Permanent

NEDLAC

Fixed term contract (Executive Director)

Permanent

PRODUCTIVITY SA

Fixed term contract (CEO)

Permanent

SEE*

Fixed term contract (CEO)

Permanent

CCMA

Fixed term contract (Executive Director)

Permanent

  • *SEE is not listed as a public entity, operates as a trading entity within the Department of Labour2. 

2. Minister of Labour to respond:

Entity

(a) Names of each Officer

(b)(i) When was Officer employed?

(b)(ii) When will each Officer’s contract end?

COMPENSATION FUND

Mr. Vuyo Mafata(Commissioner)

Mr. Abraham J Modiba(CFO)

01 April 2016

16 September 2013

Permanent

Permanent

UIF

Mr. Teboho Maruping(Commissioner)

Ms Fezeka Puzi(CFO)

01 December 2016

01 April 2016

Permanent

Permanent

NEDLAC

Mr Madoda P Vilakazi(EX Director)

Mr Mfanufikile Daza(CFO)

01 April 2016

15 December 2014

31 March 2021

Permanent

PRODUCTIVITY SA

Mr Mothunye Mothiba(CEO)

Dr Sibusiso Sabela(CFO)

01 April 2016

01 August 2017

31 March 2020

Permanent

SEE*

Mr. Silumko Nondwangu(CEO)

Mr. Spheni Ngcongo(CFO)

31 August 2017

15 December 2015

31 August 2018

Permanent

CCMA

Mr. Cameron Morajane(Director)

Ms Phetsile Magagula(CFO)

01 April 2016

03 April 2017

31 March 2021

Permanent

  • * SEE is not listed as a public entity, operates as a trading entity within the Department of Labour

16 November 2017 - NW3335

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) What is the total number of persons who are employed in call centres as call centre agents in each (i) province and (ii) city and (b) what is the name of the company in each province and city where the agents are employed?

Reply:

(a) The Department of Labour does not use call centre agents services

 (i) Not applicable

(ii) Not applicable

(b) none

16 November 2017 - NW3523

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Social Development

How many (a) boys and (b) girls were resident at the Don Mattera Child and Youth Care Centre in Edenvale in each month from September 2016 to date?

Reply:

(a) The information below indicates the number of boys resident at Don      Mattera Child and Youth Care Centre in each month from September 2016 to date:

Month

Number of boys

September 2016

35

October 2016

36

November 2016

38

December  2016

38

January 2017

37

February 2017

42

March 2017

42

April 2017

42

May 2017

37

June 2017

41

July 2017

39

August 2017

36

September 2017

27

October 2017

27

November 2017

27

(b) The information below indicates the number of girls resident at Don Mattera Child and Youth Care Centre in each month from September 2016 to date:

Month

Number of girls

September 2016

36

October 2016

36

November 2016

37

December 2016

37

January 2017

32

February 2017

35

March 2017

38

April 2017

36

May 2017

38

June 2017

39

July 2017

38

August 2017

39

September 2017

32

October 2017

34

November 2017

34

16 November 2017 - NW3326

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

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

Reply:

1. (a) The Chief Executive Officer of the NDA, Mrs Thamo Mzobe, is employed on a fixed term contract.

(b) The Chief Financial Officer of the NDA, Ms Cheryl Yeni, is employed permanently, effective from 03 October 2017.

2. (a) Mrs Thamo Mzobe. (Chief Executive Officer)

(b) (i) The Chief Executive Officer was employed on 01 November 2016.

(ii) Her contract will expire on 31 October 2019.

16 November 2017 - NW3524

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Social Development

What measures are in place at each place of safety to ensure that the boys and girls are kept separate at night time?

Reply:

In relation to placement of children in Temporary Safe Care formerly known as Places of Safety, it is standard practise to separate boys and girls in terms of gender and age. Child and youth care workers are supervising children on a 24 hour basis, 7 days a week. In terms of the national norms and standards for temporary safe care, programmes must promote the safety, security, dignity and well-being of children

16 November 2017 - NW3494

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

(a) What was the total cost of developing Operation Phakisa on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development? (b) What is the total number of stakeholders who were involved in the development? (c) What is the (i) name and (ii) professional designation of each stakeholder?, and What is the current status of the specified project?

Reply:

a) What was the total cost of developing Operation Phakisa on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development?

Expenses

Paid

1. Birchwood (venue & accommodation)

R 7 786 000

2. Travel (for selected stakeholders such as farmers, union representatives and NGOs) to and from the 5 week Lab

R 1 491 423

3. Pre and Post Lab facilitation: managing the content and programme of the Phakisa process

R 29 483 533

4. Research in support of Lab discussions and outputs

R 3 398 230

 

R 42 159 186

 

b) What is the total number of stakeholders who were involved in the development?

The participants were selected from various disciplines within the industry to ensure appropriate representation. The participants represented research institutions, public and private sector, as well as labour organizations. Each participant was selected based on their professional expertise, insights and overall value they could contribute towards the Lab. There were approximately 161 participants registered to attend the Lab; however, the Lab had an average overall attendance of 82% participants.

 

The table below summarizes the registered participants at the Lab.

Area of Business

Number of participants

Academia/ Research Institutions

7

Institutional Body

10

NGO/ CBO

9

Private business and organized Business

45

Organized Labour

14

Public Sector (including Provincial Government)

76

TOTAL

161

c) What is the (i) name and (ii) professional designation of each stakeholder?

No.

Title

Name

Surname

Department

Type of Institutions

Job Title

 

Mr

Sifiso

Dlamini

CSIR MERAKA

Academia / Research Institutions

Researcher

 

Mr

Mario

Marais

CSIR

Academia / Research Institutions

Principal Researcher

 

Ms

Grace

Oloo

University of Venda

Academia / Research Institutions

Senior Lecturer

 

Dr

Sannah

Mativandlela

ARC

Academia / Research Institutions

Programme manager

 

Dr

Mduduzi

Ngcobo

ARC

Academia / Research Institutions

Research Team manager

 

Dr

Dr Rorisang

Patoso

ARC

ACADEMIA / RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS

 RESEARCHER

 

Mr

Toi

Tsilo

ARC

ACADEMIA / RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS

 RESEARCHER

 

Mr

Harry

Moeng

Land Bank

Institutional Body

Head: Distressed Farms

 

Mr

Phuti

Moloto

Credit (Land Bank)

Institutional Body

Manager

 

Mr

Seatla

Nkosi

Industrial Development Corporation

Institutional Body

Senior Specialist

 

Mr

Johann

Marshall

IDC of SA LTD

Institutional Body

Senior Specialist

 

Prof

Victor

Mmbengwa

National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC)

Institutional Body

Manager: Smallholder markert access

 

Dr

Abongile

Balarane

National Agricultural Marketing Council

Institutional Body

Grains specialist

 

Ms

Sinovuyo

Matai

PPECB

Institutional Body

General Manager: North Operations

 

Mr

Daniel

Motiang

Agricultural Research Council

Institutional Body

Manager

 

Ms

Zodwa

Mobeng

Onderstepoort Biological Product

Institutional Body

Comapany Secrectary

 

Mr

Thozamile

Gwanya

ECRDA

Institutional Body

Chief Executive Officer

 

Ms

Mawetu

Stirling

CAMISSA

NGO/CBO

NATIONAL RESEARCHER

 

Ms

Palesa

RAMAISA

NARYSEC

NGO/CBO

Participant

 

Mr

Siyabonga

Mbambo

NYDA

NGO/CBO

Senior Manager Operations

 

Mr

Gino

Govender

Earthrise Trust

NGO/CBO

Trustee

 

Mr

Adriaan

Markus

RAAWU

NGO/CBO

Labour Organiser

 

Mr

Petrus

Viljoen

Agri Land Group (Pty) Ltd

NGO/CBO

Cheif Executive Officer

 

Mr

Ndivhuho Navillee

Phungo

YARD

NGO/CBO

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

Ms

Clara

Lukhele

National Movement of Rural Women

NGO/CBO

Administrator/ Coordinator

 

Ms

Henriette

Abrahams

Sikhula Sonke

NGO/CBO

General Secretary

 

Mr

De Wet

Boshoff

AFMA (MFSC)

Organised Business

Executive Director

 

Mr

Dirk

Kok

AFMA/SACOTA

Organised Business

Manager: Operastional Services

 

Mr

Ishmael

Tshiame

GFADA

Organised Business

General Manager

 

Mr

Mawetu

Sonkosi

Nerpo

Organised Business

Project Coordinator

 

Dr

Gert

Dry

WRSA

Organised Business

Past President

 

Dr

Gerhard

Neethling

Red Meat Abattoir Association

Organised Business

General Manager

 

Mr

Anwhar

Madhanpall

South African Sugar Association

Organised Business

General Manager: Land Reform and Rural Development

 

Mr

Philip

Bowes

Vinpro (Wine Industry)

Organised Business

Transformation Manager

 

Dr

Konanani

Liphadzi

Fruit South Africa

Organised Business

CEO

 

Dr

Andre

Jooste

Potatoes South Africa

Organised Business

CEO

 

Mr

Rudolf

Badenhorst

Potatoes South Africa

Organised Business

Manager: Market Development

 

Mr

Kevin

Maart

Deciduous Fruit Development Chamber

Organised Business

General Manager

 

Mr

khethokuthula

Nzimande

South African Sugar Association

Organised Business

Operations Manager

 

Mr

Theo

Boshoff

Agri SA

Organised Business

Legal Officer

 

Mr

christo

vd Rheede

Agri SA

Organised Business

Deputy Executive Director

 

Ms

Thozama

Gwente

The South African Wine Industry Trust

Organised Business

Chairperson

 

Mr

William

Fortuin

The South African Wine Industry Trust

Organised Business

Trustee

 

Mr

Leon

de Beer

NWGA

Organised Business

CEO

 

Mr

Hamlet

Hlomendlini

Agri SA

Organised Business

Senior Economist

 

Mr

Jannie

Hendricks

BAWSI

Organised Labour

Member

 

Mr

kaviraj

appadu

ilo

Organised Labour

senior programme officer

 

Mr

Dhalmini

Bhekithemba

Ceppwawu

Organised Labour

National Co-ordinator

 

Mr

Mxolisi Patric

Jama

NAFU

Organised Labour

District Leader

 

Ms

Pumza

Vitshima

NAFU-EC

Organised Labour

NAFU-EC President

 

Ms

Thuliswa

Ndzibongwana

NAFU-EC

Organised Labour

EC-Youth-Co-ordinator

 

Ms

Chwayita

Mboni

NAFU-EC

Organised Labour

NAFU-EC Rural Women

 

Ms

Florence Nomzi

Joel

Nafu

Organised Labour

Rural Women

 

Ms

IDA

JACOBS

FAWU

Organised Labour

ORGANISER

 

Ms

Mahuhudi

Masipa

NAFUSA

Organised Labour

Dep SG and Head of Transformation

 

Mr

ABRAHAM PAUL

DANIELS

FAWU

Organised Labour

NATIONAL EDUCATOR

 

Mr

Manila. Elliot

Malishe

NAFUSA

Organised Labour

Secretary

 

Ms

Ntuthu

Mbiko Motshegoa

AFASA Women's Desk

Organised Labour

Womens's Desk

 

Ms

Brenda

Tlhabane

AFASA

Organised Labour

Women's Desk

 

Mr

Willem Abraham

Olivier

Tongaat Hulett Starch (Pty) Ltd

Private Sector

Maize Co-Ordinator, Purchasing

 

Mr

Teko

Kole

Afri-Grow

Private Sector

Operations Manager

 

Mr

Vusumzi

Stok

Afri-Grow

Private Sector

Operations

 

Mr

Charles

Erasmus

WIVCRT

Private Sector

Transformation Convenor

 

Mr

Gafieldien

Benjamin

AFRIWU

Private Sector

General Secretary

 

Mr

Elmo

Abrahams

E PARTNERS

Private Sector

Executive Member

 

Mr

Michael

Mokhoro

SALBA/Vinpro

Private Sector

Stakeholder Relations Manager

 

Mr

Landile

Nkungwana

sefa

Private Sector

Agricultural Relationship Manager

 

Mr

Egan

Duminy

LenQua Group

Private Sector

Executive Member

 

Dr

Riaan

Du Preez

Afrivet

Private Sector

Manager: Scientific Affairs

 

Mr

Moshe

Molefe

Afrigrow Agriholdings (Pty) LTD

Private Sector

Group CEO

 

Dr

Otto

Mbangula

Afrigrow Agriholdings (Pty) LTD

Private Sector

Executive Director: Livestock Production & Farmer Support

 

Ms

Mariette

Kotze

HORTGRO

Private Sector

Information Manager: Agricultural Economics

 

Mr

Lungani

Hlongwa

TigerBrands

Private Sector

Policy analyst

 

Mr

Piers

Kenyon

enteprisEvolution Technology Holdings

Private Sector

MD

 

Mr

George

Mothoa

SEFA

Private Sector

Agricultural Specialist

 

Ms

Maleshoane

Mokhachane-Moeti

Mokhachane CPA

Private Sector

Farm manager

 

Ms

Elizabeth

Mhlongo

SANParks

Private Sector

Senior GM: Socio- Economic Development

 

Mr

Jerry

Seakhoaa

FABRIC

Private Sector

Public Relations Officer

 

Ms

Jolene

Samuels

The Vineyard Academy

Private Sector

Marketing

 

Mr

Pitso

Sekhoto

Makolobane Farmers Enterprises

Private Sector

CEO

 

Mr

Louis H. W.

Verhoef

Agratech Trade

Private Sector

Manager

 

Mr

Moshakge

Molokwane

People and Packs

Private Sector

MANAGER

 

Mr

Humlet

Hlomendlini

AgriSA

 private sector

Economist

             
 

Mr

Johan

Pietersen

Matuba Wines

 private sector

Wine Maker

 

Mr

owen

wilcox

National Treasury

Public Sector

 CHIEF DIRECTOR PUBLIC FINANCE

 

Mr

Dennis Nekhavhambe

Nekhavhambe

DAFF

Public Sector

 ECONOMIST

 

Mr

M

Selepe

DAFF

Public Sector

 DEPUTY DIRECTOR

 

Ms

Thandi

Manzi

Eastern Cape

Public Sector

 EXTENSION OFFICER

 

Mr

Bongani

Mbali

CCMA

Public Sector

Commissioner

 

Ms

Mlalelwa

Mabona

DSD

Public Sector

ASD

 

MS

ZANELE

BAMBO

DSBD

Public Sector

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

 

Mr

JULY

MOTSOENENG

Department of Small Business Development

Public Sector

Deputy Director

 

Mr

Walter

Mokgobu

DAFF

Public Sector

Agronomist

 

Ms

Nobuhlobo

Mafu

Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs
(DARDLEA)

Public Sector

Deputy Director

 

Mr

NJANYANA JOHN

RADEBE

Rural Development and Land Reform

Public Sector

NARYSEC participant

 

Ms

Roberta

Burgess

Department of Agriculture, Land reform and Rural Development

Public Sector

Senior Manager

 

Mr

Risimati Samuel

Khandlhela

Traditional Affairs

Public Sector

Senior Manager

 

Mr

Patrick

Tonyane

Agriculture:NC

Public Sector

Manager

 

Mr

khulekani

mtshali

DARD

Public Sector

Agricultural Advisor

 

Mr

Gift

Pasipavunda

DRDLR

Public Sector

Chief Town and Regional Planner

 

Mr

THEBE

MOTHUSI

READ

Public Sector

DIRECTOR

 

Mr

Dumisani

Nzama

KZN Dept Of Agriculture& Rural Development

Public Sector

Production Scientist Grade B

 

Ms

dina elizabeth

mosito

agriculture and rural dev

Public Sector

production scientist

 

Ms

Rirhandzu Nomia

mkhari

Limpopo Department of Agriculture and rural development

Public Sector

Agricultural Scientist

 

Dr

Julian

Jaftha

Agriculture, forestry & fisheries

Public Sector

Chief Director: Plant Production & Health

 

Mr

Mapurunyane Krauzer

Bapela

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

Public Sector

Director

 

Mr

Deka

Bothwell

National Treasury

Public Sector

Director

 

Mr

Thabane Mhlonipheni

Mvelase

KZN: Department of Agriculture

Public Sector

Senior Agric Advisor

 

Mr

Thabo

Ramashala

Agriculture,Forestry & Fisheries

Public Sector

Director

 

Mr

Simphiwe

Mhlontlo

EC Dept of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform

Public Sector

Scientific Manager

 

Ms

Sibongile

Hlekiso

Cooperative Governance

Public Sector

Senior Manager:LED Support

 

Mr

Ayanda

Ngqandu

Rural Development and Land Reform

Public Sector

Director

 

Mr

Mfundo

Macanda

EC Rural Development & Agrarian Reform

Public Sector

Director

 

Mr

HILTON JOE

TOOLO

RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM

Public Sector

CHIEF DIRECTOR

 

Ms

Zwianzo

Nemavhola

Agriculture

Public Sector

Scientist Manager

 

Dr

Cebisa Luxolo

Mnqeta

DRDAR

Public Sector

Director

 

Ms

Maria

Mphahlele

DRDLR

Public Sector

Deputy Director

 

Mr

Lukhanyo

Nkombisa

CGA-GDC

Public Sector

General Manager

 

Mr

LOMAS

MAVULWANA

GDARD

Public Sector

PRODUCTION SCIENTIST

 

Mr

WAKHENI

MABUSELA

GDARD

Public Sector

SAA

 

Ms

Elder Mtshiza

Mtshiza

DAFF

Public Sector

CD:CASP

 

Mr

TENDAMUDZIMU

RASIKHANYA

DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION

Public Sector

DEPUTY DIRECTOR:POLICY DEVELOPEMNT AND IMPLEMENTATION

 

Mr

Vela

Mngwengwe

Rural Development and Land Reform

Public Sector

Chief Director

 

Mr

Makala Ngaka

Ngaka

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Public Sector

Deputy Director

 

Mr

Abram

Shiya

DAFF

Public Sector

Assistant Director

 

Ms

Priscilla

Namukasa

Rural Development and Land Reform

Public Sector

Professional GISc. Practitioner

 

Mr

Petrus Louw

Pienaar

Western Cape Department of Agriculture

Public Sector

Senior Agricultural Economist

 

Ms

Nompumelelo

Pakade

DRDLR

Public Sector

Head of Special Projects and AdviseDMKC

 

Ms

Lesego

Kok-Ngonyama

FS-DARD

Public Sector

Scientist Production Gr A

 

Ms

Mavis

Masemola

FS-DARD

Public Sector

Agric Adviser

 

Mr

Pilot

Nchabeleng

FS-DARD

Public Sector

Senior Manager-Research

 

Mr

Joel

Mamabolo

DAFF

Public Sector

Director

 

Mr

MASIPHULA

MBONGWA

DRDLR

Public Sector

SPECIAL ADVISOR TO MINISTER

 

Ms

Santhurie

Naidoo

Dept of Rural Development and Land Reform

Public Sector

CHief Director

 

Mr

LULAMA

ZANTSI

RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM

Public Sector

CHIEF DIRECTOR

 

Mr

Bonga

Msomi

Agriculture

Public Sector

Chief Director

 

Mr

MALIBONGWE

GCWABE

RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM

Public Sector

LAND REFORM ADVISOR

 

Ms

Shaun

Feldman

Department of Labour

Public Sector

Deputy Director

 

Mr

Richmond Ntuli

Ntuli

Labour

Public Sector

Director: Governance & Projects

 

Mr

wandisile

kahlane

DRDLR

Public Sector

Deputy Director

 

Mr

MOSES

RANTHO

NKANGALA DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

Public Sector

RURAL &AGRICULTURAL SPECIALIST

 

Mr

Leslie

Nyagah

Economic Development

Public Sector

Director

 

Mr

Charl

van Rooyen

WCDoA

Public Sector

Pomologist

 

Ms

Kholofelo

Thobejane

DAFF

Public Sector

Director

 

Ms

Parmella

Makongwana

dti

Public Sector

Assistant Director

 

Mr

Elvis

Nakana

DAFF

Public Sector

Deputy Director: Commodity Markets Analysis

 

Mr

Samfana

Mahlangu

Rural Development and Land Reform

Public Sector

Director

 

Mr

William

Mohapi

waterberg DLRC

Public Sector

Pensioner

 

Mr

William

Mohapi

Waterberg DLRC

Public Sector

Pensioner

 

Mr

Dennies

Nekhavhambe

DAFF

Public Sector

Senior Agricultural Economist

 

Mr

Bonginkosi

Zulu

DRDLR

Public Sector

CD

 

Mr

Gaoretelelwe

Phutieagae

Rural evnvironment and agricultural development

Public Sector

Deputy Direcotor

 

Ms

Aluwani

Matsila

DRDLR

Public Sector

CD

 

Ms

Disego

Malepu

DRDLR

Public Sector

Business anlyst

 

Ms

imameleng

Mothebe

DTI

Public Sector

Director

 

Ms

Ngoanabokone

Maleswene

DRDLR

Public Sector

Deputy Director

 

Ms

Samukelisiwe

Ngcobo

DRDLR

Public Sector

Geomatic Manager

 

Mr

Solly

Molepo

DTI

Public Sector

Deputy Director

 

Ms

Makhupu

Selepe

DRDLR

Public Sector

Deputy Director

 

Dr

Steven

Cornelius

OBP

 public sector

CEO

 

Prof

Mandivamba

Rukuni

 

 public sector

Advisor

d) What is the current status of the specified project?

Operation Phakisa for Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development is at the 4th step of an 8 step process of the Operation Phakisa methodology.

The 4th step involves an Open Day which has the purpose of informing the public of the outcomes of the Lab, and nature of implementation agreement with key role players to be signed publicly on that day.

The application to host the Open Day was submitted to the Private Office of the President.

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) has since the completion of the Lab, appointed champions to lead the implementation of the twenty seven initiatives emanating from the Lab.

16 November 2017 - NW3337

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Mente, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether labour brokers are registered with the Government; if so, what number of (a) labour brokers are registered with the Government, (b) government departments nationally and provincially make use of labour brokers and (c) persons are currently employed by the Government through labour brokers?

Reply:

The term labour broker does not exist in our current legislation. What we have is Temporary Employment Services and or Private Employment Agencies (PEAs/TES) that are registered with the Department of Labour in terms of Section 24(1) of the Skills Development Act, 1998 as Amended as part of our transitional process.

(a) A total of 492 private employment agencies/temporary employment services were registered with the Department of Labour as at 30 September 2017.

(b) Currently we do not have data as that will only become possible once PEAs/TES regulations are finalized and gazetted. The Department

of Labour will as soon as the regulations are finalised, keep records

on who uses PEAs/TES and statistics of people employed, placed or assisted across all sectors by these agencies.

(c) Covered above.

15 November 2017 - NW3190

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

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

Reply:

1. (a) Refer to Annexure A for the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

(b) Refer to Annexure B for entities.

2. (a) Refer to Annexure A, column H for the services provised, for the DST.

Refer to Annexure B for the entities.

(b) Refer to Annexure A, column F for the amount spent per service provider for DST.

Refer to Annexure B for entities.

3. (a) The following has reference:

 

Black Owned

The DST

759

Entities

1453

(b) Refer to Annexure C, column H for the contracts awarded to black owned suppliers by the DST.

Refer to Annexure B for the entities.

(c) Refer to Annexure C, column G for amount paid to black owned suppliers for the DST.

Refer to Annexure B for entities.

15 November 2017 - NW3365

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(1) (a) What programmes of the National Research Foundation's (NRF's) budget will benefit from its decision to cut funding to over 2 000 rated researchers by 90% from 1 January 2018, (b) what amount will be saved, and (c) what precisely will the savings be used for; (2) were other areas of possible savings considered so as to reduce the shock effect of the 90% decrease; if not why not; if so, (a) what are the details, and (b) why were these areas not included in the NRF's savings plan, (3) has the NRF done a cost-benefit analysis of what will be lost as a result of the 90% decrease, in terms of (a) student education and (b) research outputs; if not, in each case, why not, if so, what were the findings in each case?

Reply:

1. The number of A and B rated researchers is 831 and not 2 000. The restructuring of the Incentive Funding for Rated Researchers (IFRR) instrument will benefit emerging and early career researchers as well as established researchers through the following instruments, viz., (i) Competitive programme for Rated Researchers (CPRR); (ii) Competitive Support for Unrated Researchers (CSUR); and (iii) Thuthuka.

Based on the current MTEF budget, it is estimated the approximately R30 million per annum will be re-directed and used to supplement the above funding instruments.

2. Yes, all areas of possible savings were considered in terms of the NRF's operational and financial sustainability plans. However, only the IFRR programme was deemed relevant in terms of the directive from the National Treasury that the NRF must implement measures to increase cost savings without compromising its core mandate of research support and advancement.

3. The IFRR programme was never intended to be a primary instrument of the allocating research grants and driving student education or research output. The R30 million released from restructuring the IFRR constitutes only 1.25% of the R2.4 billion annual allocations for researcher and postgraduate and student support. The released funds will be re-allocated for researcher and student support through other funding instruments.

 

15 November 2017 - NW3468

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

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

Reply:

1. The Department granted permission to employees as follows:

  • 2015-2016 = 01 employee
  • 2016-2017 = 07 employees
  • 2017-2018 = 09 employees

2. Only 1 employee was doing business with the government.

(a) Cleaning and vegetation with Eskom

(b) 2014-2016;

(c) R35 506,95 payable every second or third month. The employee has since resigned from company.

 

15 November 2017 - NW3496

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(1)What is the total amount of her department's budget that was spent on research and development into cybersecurity measures in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

(1) In 2016/17 there were 2 multi-year projects that were being funded and are in the cyber/information security space.

a) The development of a prototype for the Biometric Recognition of Minors. Its total budget over 2015/16 - 2017/18 is R 14 977 561, of which R 8 648 983 was for 2016/17. In its conceptualisation the project received endorsement from the South African Social Services Agency (SASSA), and is being implemented by the CSIR.

b) The implementation of the Network Emulating and Simulation Laboratory (NESL). Its total budget over 2014/15-2016/17 was R7 887 000. of which R1 049 500 was for 2016/17. The project was funded through the High-end Infrastructure grant. The NESL is a platform that aims to provide cybersecurity researchers with the ability to perform network bandwidth modelling, cybersecurity training, device security research and advanced analytics to study cyber risk and to deliver effective and practical security solutions. It is implemented by CSIR.

Therefore, the total investment for investment for 2016/17 is R9 698 483.

14 November 2017 - NW3466

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Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

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

Reply:

(1). The Department does not grant employees permission “to have businesses and or to do business dealings”, however, it grants permission to employees who request to perform other remunerated work outside their employment in line with the requirements of Section 30 of the Public Service Act 1994, as Amended by Act 30 of 2007. In the past three financial years, nine (9) employees were granted permission to perform remunerative work outside their employment in the Department.

(2) The Department does not have information of any employee who in the past three financial years had business dealings with the Government.

Approved/Not Approved

Mr MJ Zwane, MP

Minister of Mineral Resources

Date Submitted:-……………/………………/2017

14 November 2017 - NW3423

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What are the processes, procedures and mechanisms with regard to the issuing of small-scale and ad hoc work required to be done by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, (b) how is the work issued, (c) how are suppliers identified and decided upon, (d) what amount has been spent in this regard in each month in the past three financial years and (e) what was the nature of the work in each case?

Reply:

a) All small-scale work is procured through quotation process for both CAPEX and OPEX. SME’s and suppliers registered on the database are invited to submit quotations for goods or services required. During 2014 financial year up to July 2016, PRASA supplier database was used to source quotations for small-scale and ad-hoc works such as unplanned maintenance. Since July 2016, the Central Supplier Database managed by National Treasury is used to source quotations for all small –scale works.

b) Invites are sent to suppliers registered on the Central Supplier Database to renders services or provide goods for OPEX and CAPEX. The supplier information is obtained from the Central Supplier Database.

c) On rotational basis, suppliers are selected from the Central Supplier Database and invited to quote for services or goods required by the business.

d) Refer to Annexure A.

e) The nature of work relates to repairs and maintenance, office stationer, cleaning services and property relates services. Refer to Annexure A

14 November 2017 - NW3640

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Mente, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

With reference to his reply to question 3174 on 30 October 2017, what (a) service was provided by each service provider and/or contractor and (b) amount was each service provider and/or contractor paid for services procured by his department or entities reporting to him in the past five years?

Reply:

Due to the detailed information requested for the department and its entities per order issued during the past 5 years it will unfortunately not be possible to provide a meaningful response within the limited time frame allowed in responding to Parliamentary questions.

The information requested is not readily available and supporting documents will have to be requested from archives filed off site.

Further to that it should also be noted that the BEE status level as requested per supplier will not cover the 5 year period and that the department previously recorded and reported on the HDI status of suppliers. The software system that was used at that stage is no longer in existence as it has been discontinued with the implementation of the Central Supplier Database hosted at National Treasury.

Based on the above it is proposed that the department be allowed more time to gather information and that a response be submitted directly to the member.

14 November 2017 - NW3641

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Mente, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

With reference to his reply to question 3174 on 30 October 2017, of the service providers and contractors from which his department or entities reporting to his department procured services in the past five years (a) how many of these service providers are black-owned entities, (b) what contract was each of the black-owned service providers awarded and (c) what amount was each black-owned service provider paid?

Reply:

Due to the detailed information requested for the department and its entities per order issued during the past 5 years it will unfortunately not be possible to provide a meaningful response within the limited time frame allowed in responding to Parliamentary questions.

The information requested is not readily available and supporting documents will have to be requested from archives filed off site.

Further to that it should also be noted that the BEE status level as requested per supplier will not cover the 5 year period and that the department previously recorded and reported on the HDI status of suppliers. The software system that was used at that stage is no longer in existence as it has been discontinued with the implementation of the Central Supplier Database hosted at National Treasury.

Based on the above it is proposed that the department be allowed more time to gather information and that a response be submitted directly to the member.

14 November 2017 - NW3408

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether, with regard to the court report from the Gauteng liquor board (details furnished), the shebeen will be closed; if not, on what basis can the board ignore the court judgment; if so, by which date;

Reply:

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is not responsible for enforcing civil court judgements. The Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality successfully applied for an order against the respondent and inquiries need to be made to the Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality as to why they are not enforcing it.

14 November 2017 - NW3515

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Chance, Mr R to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

With reference to the Minister of Finance’s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement delivered in the National Assembly on 25 October 2017, where mention was made of a fund for start-up businesses, (a) by which date will the specified fund be operational, (b) what amount will be injected into the fund, (c) where will the money come from, (d) who will manage the fund, (e) will it have any connection to the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Fund established by the Chief Executive Officer Initiative, (f) will it operate as a separate Development Finance Institution and (g) what will its financial mandate be in terms of (i) return on investment and (ii) profitability?

Reply:

a) The Fund will be operational during 2018/19 financial year but the planned disbursement of the funding will be the beginning of 2019/2020 financial year.

b) An allocation of R1 Billion has been communicated to the Department of Small Business Development.

c) The money will come from the national fiscus.

d) The Department of Small Business Development together with National Treasury and Department of Science and Technology are working with the Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC) to develop the architecture of the Fund where issues around the management of the Fund will be considered.

e) The SA SME Fund established by the CEO Initiative is targeting high growth businesses whereas our research on the ecosystem shows that there is a lack of funding of enterprises that are at an ideation and early start-up phase which will be the target of the Fund. The Department together with its agencies are engaging with SA SME Fund to identify areas of collaboration on other matters which include sharing research, mentorship and training of enterprises on financial management.

f) The work that is being undertaken through GTAC will assist government to decide on how the fund will operate but the government is conscious of the economic environment and would not look at setting up a completely new structure that will add to operational costs.

g) The financial mandate of the fund will be informed by the exercise that is being conducted through GTAC, but government is looking at having this fund as a soft loan which will provide affordable finance to small businesses and the emphasis will be more on ensuring that the Fund is sustainable rather than profit maximisation.

14 November 2017 - NW3396

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Brauteseth, Mr TJ to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

Whether his department is aware of any salary scales used by the mining sector when it classifies paygrades; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the details of the (a) salary band for each category and (b) number of persons employed as (i) permanent employees and (ii) outsourced contractors in the (aa) platinum group metals and (bb) gold sectors in each of the specified salary scales for each financial year since 1 April 2006?

Reply:

The salary band are regulated by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and all other related labour legislations all of which are under the administration of the Department of Labour.

 

Approved/Not Approved

Mr MJ Zwane, MP

Minister of Mineral Resources

Date Submitted:-……………/………………/2017

14 November 2017 - NW3282

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Chance, Mr R to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

With reference to her reply to question 2398 on 6 October 2017, regarding the appointment of members of the National Small Business Advisory Council and her reply to question 2569 on 6 October 2017, in which she states that nominations for these advertised positions closed on 3 September 2015, (a) why has she not made the appointments for a period of more than two years and (b) by which date does she expect to make the specified appointments?”

Reply:

(a) The process of appointing members had its complications which amongst other things included delays in verifying criminal records, qualifications of some of the nominated members as they were out of the country for long periods. There was also a process undertaken to broaden the composition of candidates to include those with background and experience in Cooperatives Development.

(b) The final list of nominations has been concluded and it is expected that the appointments shall be made in the last quarter of 2017/18 including induction of members. The new members shall be inaugurated to the Advisory Council on the 1 April 2018.

14 November 2017 - NW3639

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Mente, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

With reference to his reply to question 3174 on 30 October 2017, what are the (a) relevant details and (b) black economic empowerment status level of service providers and/or contractors from which (i) his department and (ii) the entities reporting to him procured services in the past five years?

Reply:

Due to the detailed information requested for the department and its entities per order issued during the past 5 years it will unfortunately not be possible to provide a meaningful response within the limited time frame allowed in responding to Parliamentary questions.

The information requested is not readily available and supporting documents will have to be requested from archives filed off site.

Further to that it should also be noted that the BEE status level as requested per supplier will not cover the 5 year period and that the department previously recorded and reported on the HDI status of suppliers. The software system that was used at that stage is no longer in existence as it has been discontinued with the implementation of the Central Supplier Database hosted at National Treasury.

Based on the above it is proposed that the department be allowed more time to gather information and that a response be submitted directly to the member.

14 November 2017 - NW2898

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

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:

a) Department of Small Business and Development (DSBD)

Details

(a) Breakdown

(b) Valuation

Item

Name /Type

Specification

(Current / non-current)

(0-3 months)

(3-6 months)

(6-12 months)

(Beyond 12 months)

 

(aa) LISTED ASSETS

(aa) Listed assets in reference to (aaa) directly

Not applicable

 

(aa) Listed assets in reference to (bbb) indirectly

Not applicable

(bb) UNLISTED INVESTMENTS

(bb) Unlisted investments in reference to (aaa) directly

Not applicable

 

(bb) Unlisted investments in reference to (bbb) directly

Not applicable

b) (i) Entity: Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA)

Details

(a) Breakdown

(b) Valuation

Item

Name /Type

Specification

(Current / non-current)

Breakdown

(0-3 months)

Breakdown

(3-6 months)

Breakdown

(6-12 months)

Breakdown

(Beyond 12 months)

 

(aa) LISTED ASSETS

(aa) Listed assets in reference to (aaa) directly

Not applicable

 

(aa) Listed assets in reference to (bbb) indirectly

Not applicable

(bb) UNLISTED INVESTMENTS

(bb) Unlisted investments in reference to (aaa) directly

ABSA Call Account

Current

R 66 092 057

     

R 66 092 057

 

(bb) Unlisted investments in reference to (bbb) directly

Not applicable

c) (ii) Entity: Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA)

Details

(a)

(b)

Item

Name /Type

Specification

(Current / non-current)

Breakdown

(0-3 months)

Breakdown

(3-6 months)

Breakdown

(6-12 months)

Breakdown

(Beyond 12 months)

Valuation

(aa) LISTED ASSETS

(aa) Listed assets in reference to (aaa) directly

Not applicable.

 

(aa) Listed assets in reference to (bbb) indirectly

Not applicable

(bb) UNLISTED INVESTMENTS

(bb) Unlisted investments in reference to (aaa) directly

Associates

Non-current

     

R 128 622 368

R 128 622 368

   

Investments

       

R 36 964 865

R 31 964 865

   

Joint Operations

       

R 29 000 000

R 29 000 000

   

Joint Ventures

       

R 194 213 072

R 163 872 781

   

Subsidiaries

       

R 129 201 028

R 106 189 103

 

Loans and advances

Loans and advances

Non-current

     

R 1 197 449 987

R 616 201 761

   

Rental debtors

Current

     

R 73 087 645

R 17 790 380

 

Investment properties

Loans and advances

Non-current

     

R 190 444 353

R 190 444 353

14 November 2017 - NW3384

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Purdon, Mr RK to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

What is the total number of tons of ash that were produced by (a) Eskom and (b) Sasol (i) in the (aa) 2014-15, (bb) 2015-16 and (cc) 2016-17 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017?

Reply:

As reported by third parties, which we as Environmental Affairs are not required to keep record of, and therefore cannot verify these figures:

a) Eskom

(i) (aa) 2014-15: 34 410 Kilo Tons.

(bb) 2015-16: 32 586 Kilo Tons.

(cc) 2016-17: 32 612 Kilo Tons.

(ii) 01/04/17 – to date: 16 999 Kilo Tons.

b) Sasol

(i) (aa, bb and cc) and (ii)

The Sasolburg Operations (SO) and Secunda Synfuels Operations (SSO) ash figures are kept separate because of the operations being in different locations. We have also separated the coarse ash (predominantly gasification ash) from the fine ash (ash generated at the steam plants). Also, please note that Sasol’s financial year runs from July to June.

Ash in Tons

FY15

(1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015)

FY16

(1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016)

FY17

(July 2016 to June 2017)

1 April 2017 to 30 Sep 2017 (please note that Apr 2017 to June 2017 figures are included in FY17 data)

Sasolburg Operations (SO)

Fine ash (boiler fine and bottom ash particles)

598 215

573 927

590 731

262 748

Secunda Synfuels Operations (SSO)

Fine ash (boiler and gasification fine particles)

4 324 772

4 037 215

3 843 959

1 847 788

Coarse ash (predominantly gasification ash)

6 229 382

6 654 301

6 400 470

3 058 644

Total

 

 

 

 

Ash generated (all sources and types)

11 152 369

11 265 443

10 835 160

5 169 180

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13 November 2017 - NW2422

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

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 2467 on 28 July 2015, the MEC responsible for Local Government in Gauteng commissioned an investigation into the matter; if not, (a) why not and (b) what action does he intend to take in this regard; if so, (i) what are the findings of the specified investigation and (ii) on what date was the report submitted to him; (2) Whether he will provide Mr D Bergman with a full copy of the specified report?

Reply:

The below response is based on a report submitted to the Department of Cooperative Governance (“Department”) by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the Gauteng Province.

1. No, the MEC responsible for Local Government in the Gauteng Province did not commission an investigation into the matter.

a) The matter was referred to the Ekurhuleni City Metropolitan Municipality for investigation.

The matter was resolved through a disciplinary process and the individual in question was dismissed.

(b) As the MEC abides by the decision of the municipality in this regard, no further action is necessary from the part of the MEC.

 (i) Not applicable.

 (ii) Not applicable.

2. Not applicable.

13 November 2017 - NW2877

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

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

Reply:

(a)(b)(i)(aa)(aaa)(bb)(aaa)

The financial statements of the Department of Cooperative Governance is prepared in terms of the modified cash basis of accounting principles applicable to National Government Departments and do not provide for valuation of current and non-current assets. As prescribed, the Department has no investments.

The Entities

MUNICIPAL DEMARCATION BOARD

(a)(b)(ii)(aa)(bbb)

VALUATION OF NON-CURRENT ASSETS

       

Property, Plant & Equipment

       
 

Cost

Accumulated Depreciation

Carrying Value

 

Furniture and Fittings

2 098 693.04

1 211 552.92

887 140.12

 

Office Equipment

983 938.70

854 870.86

129 067.84

 

Computer Equipment

2 637 746.27

1 304 066.99

1 333 679.28

 

Vehicles

656 315.37

353 030.95

303 284.42

 

Lease hold improvements

2 503 940.03

1 543 861.01

960 079.02

 
 

8 880 633.41

5 267 382.73

3 613 250.68

 
         

Computer Software

Cost

Accumulated Depreciation

Carrying Value

 
 

1 896 172.43

1 056 177.56

839 994.87

 
 

1 896 172.43

1 056 177.56

839 994.87

 
         

Warranties

 

 

18 546.08

 
         

Total Value of Non-Current assets as at 31 August 2017

4 471 791.63

 
         
         

CURRENT ASSETS

       

CASH & CASH EQUIVALENTS

       

Finance-Petty Cash Control

   

1 908.10

 

Finance-Bank ABSA/01 Main

   

57 464.20

 

Finance-Bank ABSA/04 Call Account

   

8 223 039.61

*

Total Cash & Cash Equivalents

   

8 282 411.91

 
         

Inventory Account

 

 

194 781.99

 
         

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS AS AT 31 AUGUST 2017

8 477 193.90

 
         

TOTAL VALUE OF ASSETS AS AT 31 AUGUST 2017

12 948 985.53

 
         

* The positive cash balance is held in a current account and the entire balance is available on call.

 

(a)(b)(ii)(bbb)(bb)(bbb)

The MDB does not have unlisted investments.

SOUTH AFRICAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

See the link: http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW2877-SALGA.pdf

SOUTH AFRICAN CITIES NETWORK

(a)(b)(ii)(aa)(bbb)

The valuation for current and non-current assets.

         

Current assets

0-3 Months

3-6 Months

6-12 Months

12 Months

Equipment

169,551

169,551

169,551

508,652

         

Non-current assets

       

Trade and other receivables

4,875

4,875

4,875

14,625

Accrued income

2,542,043

2,542,043

2,542,043

7,626,129

Cash and cash equivalent

2,054,708

2,054,708

2,054,708.23

6,164,125

         

(a)(b)(ii)(bbb)(bb)(bbb)

The SACN does not have unlisted investments.

13 November 2017 - NW3247

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Selfe, Mr J to ask the Minister of Public Works

What amount has his department spent on (i) building new and (ii) upgrading existing correctional service facilities (a)(aa) in each of the past five financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017, and (b) in each case, what are the relevant details of the (i) facility concerned, (ii) work done and (iii) date of completion?

Reply:

The Department of Public Works provides service delivery infrastructure to the Department of Correctional Services, for the past five financial years and since 1 April 2017, the amount that was spent on (i) building new, (ii) upgrading existing correctional facilities is presented as follows:

Item

Financial Year

TOTAL ALLOCATION

EXPENDITURE

Planning Stage (4-4A)

Tender Stage (4B)

Evaluation & Adjudication (5-5A)

Construction Stage (5B)

Practical Completion Stage (6A)

 

2013/14

680 137 750

300 325 570

106

14

11

46

22

 

2014/15

454 648 915

359 875 110

110

12

4

46

19

 

2015/16

576 165 972

482 579 915

98

3

13

41

15

 

2016/17

447 521 941

536 295 194

72

13

1

34

13

 

2017/18

243 897 506.00

243 002 430.80

79

4

1

23

9

Total

2 402 372 084

1 922 078 220

465

46

30

190

78

In each case the relevant details on (i) relevant details of the facility concerned, (ii) work done, (iii) date of completion are provided as follows:

             
             

CLIENT DEPT

TOWN

DESCRIPTION

STATUS

FINANCIAL TENDER DATE

FIRST DELIVERY DATE

STATUS

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

HEILBRON

IMPLEMENTATION OF EMERGENCY BACK-UP POWER SUPPLY

6A

2016/12/05

2017/06/04

Project Completed

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

KROONSTAD

IMPLEMENTATION OF EMERGENCY BACK-UP POWER SUPPLY AT KROONSTA D MEDIUM A, MEDIUM B, MEDIUM C & YOUTH CENTRE AND COLLEGE

6A

2014/12/02

2017/08/02

Project Completed

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

VIRGINIA

INSTALLATION OF BACK UP POWER GENERATOR AT VIRGINIA PRISON

6A

2016/12/05

2017/05/04

Project Completed

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

ZASTRON

INSTALLATION OF BACK UP POWER GENERATOR

6A

2016/12/05

2017/05/30

Project Completed

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

VENTERSBURG

INSTALLATION FOR BACK UP POWER GENERATOR

6A

2017/01/26

2017/09/21

Project Completed

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

SASOLBURG

GROENPUNT CORRECTIONAL CENTRE: REPAIR OF RIOT DAMAGE TO MAXI MUM CENTRE

6A

2016/09/27

2017/05/08

Project Completed

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

VILJOENSDRIF

GROENPUNT MEDIUM PRISON: UPGRADING OF THE EXISTING KITCHEN A ND CONVERSION FROM STEAM TO ELECTRICAL

5B

2015/05/19

2017/08/14

On construction

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

GROOTVLEI (FS)

SEWAGE AND WATER INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADE

5B

2016/03/15

2018/01/16

On construction

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

PAARL

BOUNDARY FENCE PROJECT

6A

2015/12/04

2017/06/15

Project Completed

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

PAARL

OUTSIDE KITCHEN: UPGRADE KITCHEN AND REFURBISH EQUIPMENT, IN CLUDING PAINTINGS & FLOORING

5B

2017/04/10

2017/12/09

On construction

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

TZANEEN

REPLACEMENT OF TEMPORARY PRISON WITH A FACILITY FOR 494 INMA TES INCLUDING SECURITY FENCE AND SPORTFIELD: ADDITIONAL ACCO MODATION REQUIREMENTS

5B

2017/01/10

2017/09/27

On construction

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

DURBAN

PAROLE BOARD FACILITIES: UPGRADING AND EXPANSION OF EXISTING AND PROVISION OF NEW STRUCTURES_(NEW)

6A

2016/06/23

2017/05/12

Project Completed

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

ESTCOURT

HERITAGE - REPLACEMENNT OF EXISTING CORRUGATED IRON BUILDING AND REBUID WITH BRICK

5B

2012/04/17

2017/11/15

On construction

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

PIETERMARITZBURG

REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF INTEGRATED SECURITY SYSTEM

5B

2016/02/22

2019/02/21

On construction

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

KOKSTAD

KOKSTAD MEDIUM AND MAXIMUM CORRECTIONAL CENTRES: FOLLOW ON C ONTRACT: INTEGRATED SECURITY SYSTEM

5B

2016/02/22

2019/02/21

On construction

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

LADYSMITH (KZN)

SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF STANDBY GENERATOR AT DUNDEE, VRYH EID, LADYSMITH, POMEROY, NEWCASTLE, UTRECHT AND KRANSKOP

5B

2016/08/05

2017/08/04

On construction

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

KURUMAN

REPLACEMENT OF FOUR IN ONE SLICER, KITCHEN FLOORING , FOOD P ROCESSOR AND MEAT SAW

6A

2016/03/18

2017/04/18

Project Completed

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

KIMBERLEY

REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE PROJECT: FOLLOW ON CONTRACT FOR INTER GRATED SECURITY SYSTEM AT TSHWELOPELE (KIMBERLEY)CENTRE

5B

2015/10/05

2018/10/05

On construction

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

RUSTENBURG

RUSTENBURG PRISON: REPAIR & RENOVATION AND UPGRADING OF BUIL DINGS, WET SERVICES AND CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE.

5B

2014/07/14

2018/07/26

On construction

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

STANDERTON

STANDERTON CORRECTIONAL CENTRE: ADAPTATION AND COMPLETE UPGRADING PHASE 2: WCS 044954

5B

2013/12/20

2018/04/29

On construction

             

13 November 2017 - NW2755

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Public Works

Is he aware of any (a) transfers due but not paid over to provinces from his department and/or (b) money from his department transferred to provinces but not paid to municipalities for services, rates and taxes yet; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

a) All transfers have been made in line with the payment schedule as approved by National Treasury. The Department is only responsible for the EPWP Incentive Grant for Provinces.

b) The devolution of the property rates fund grant to provinces as the allocated funding for property rates was phased into the equitable share in 2013/14. This therefore means that the Department does not make transfers to provinces for property rates and service charges as it is part of their equitable share.

13 November 2017 - NW3229

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

Whether any vacancies currently exist at the SA Post Office Board; if so, (a) what number of vacancies and (b) what are the details of the steps that are being taken to fill the specified vacancies?

Reply:

I have been informed by the Department as follows:

(a) Yes, there are currently three (3) vacancies.

(b) The Department called for nominations of persons suitable for appointment to the Board of the South African Post Office (SAPO). The response did not yield suitable candidates in terms of the skills requirements in line with the provisions of the SAPO Act. The Department is now pursuing other means of sourcing the suitable candidates including headhunting.

Approved/ Not Approved

_________________________

Dr Siyabonga Cwele, MP

Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

DATE:

13 November 2017 - NW2421

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

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 4251 on 21 December 2015, the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has provided the requested information; if not, by what date will they provide the requested information; if so, what are the relevant details of the information?

Reply:

1. According to the answer provided to PQ 4251 on 21 December 2015, there is no information that was requested from Ekurhuleni over and above the information provided in the reply. For ease of reference, we hereby attach the 21 December 2015 reply.

13 November 2017 - NW2661

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

(1)Whether any of the municipalities that were dissolved and/or amalgamated after 3 August 2016 purchased any (a) vehicles and/or (b) civil construction equipment, also referred to as yellow machines, in the 2015-16 financial year; if so, in each case, (i) which type of vehicles and/or equipment was approved by each relevant municipal council, (ii) what number of quotations were received from various suppliers, (iii) on which dates were the specified suppliers approached by each municipal council and (iv) who approached the specified suppliers; (2) Whether he will furnish Mr K J Mileham with copies of each municipal council’s resolution in this regard; if not, why not; if so, by what date; (3) What are the full relevant details of the (a) current location of each of these vehicles and/or equipment, (b) current mileage on each vehicle and/or piece of equipment and (c) asset registers that each vehicle and/or piece of equipment is recorded on?

Reply:

By way of background, the redetermination of boundaries by the Municipal Demarcation Board during 2013 and 2015 resulted in a decrease of 21 local municipalities from 278 to 257 municipalities (districts, locals and metros). These major determinations were either as a result of amalgamations or the splitting of municipalities and subsequent incorporation into neighbouring municipalities. As a result of the above, there were 26 municipalities whose boundaries were changed post the 3 August 2016 local government elections.

In preparing a response for the Honourable Member, the Departments of Cooperative Governance engaged the 26 affected municipalities through provincial departments responsible for local government.

It must be noted that even those municipalities that indicated that they had made purchases, did not supply all information as requested. The status of responses as provided to the Department is as follows:

No

Name of Municipality

1(a) Vehicles

1(b) Yellow Machines

1(b)(i) Type of Vehicle

1(b)(i)(ii) Number of Quotations Received

1(b)(i)(iii) Date when Council was approached

1(b)(iv) Who approached Suppliers

(i)

Rand West City Local Municipality

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

(ii)

The Big 5 Hlabisa Local Municipality City of Mbombela.

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

(iii)

 

Not Applicable

  • 1 x Vacuum Tanker;
  • 1 x Vacuum Tanker;
  • 1 x Truck with a mounted Crane;
  • 1 x Hooklift Truck (Waste Management);
  • 1 x 22 Seater Bus (Waste Management);
  • 1 x Fire Engine; 2 x 10m3

Not Applicable

Information not supplied

Information not supplied

Information not supplied

(iv)

Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

(v)

Alfred Duma Local Municipality

Toyota Fortuner.

Information not supplied

Information not supplied

Information not supplied

Information not supplied

Information not supplied

(vi)

Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

vii)

(

Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality

Refer to attached Annexure A.

Refer to attached Annexure A.

Refer to attached Annexure A.

Refer to attached Annexure A.

Refer to attached Annexure A.

Refer to attached Annexure A.

(viii)

Dr Beyers Naude Local Municipality

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

The following Municipalities did not submit any response:

NO.

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

 

Umdoni Local Municipality

 

Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality

 

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Local Municipality

 

Mthonjaneni Local Municipality

 

Umhlathuze Local Municipality

 

City Of Mbombela Local Municipality

 

Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

 

Ventersdorp/Tlokwe Local Municipality

 

Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality

 

Thulamela Local Municipality

 

Makhado Local Municipality

 

Musina Local Municipality

 

Blouberg Local Municipality

 

Molemolle Local Municipality

 

Polokwane Local Municipality

 

Fetakgomo/Greater Tubatse Local Municipality

 

Modimolle/Mookgopong Local Municipality

 

Lim 345 Local Municipality

 

Walter Sisulu Local Municipality

2. Yes

This information is not available at present. Copies of this information will be furnished to the Honourable Member as soon as all the information is received from each of these municipalities.

3. This information is not available at present since not all municipalities submitted the required information. A more comprehensive response in this regard will be furnished to the Honourable Member as soon as all the information is received from each of this municipalities.

13 November 2017 - NW3265

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)With reference to her replies to questions 2018 and 2019 on 9 October 2017, in which she gives a breakdown of the number of Mikondzo events that were held in each province, as well as the associated costs and the management of the specified events by certain companies (names furnished), why do the Mikondzo events in her reply to question 2019 not correspond with the Mikondzo events for which the specified companies have been paid; (2) (a) were the Mikondzo events that were managed by the companies separate from the events laid out in her reply to question 2019 and (b) from which (i) budgeted line item and (ii) programme was the budget for the companies reflected?

Reply:

1. The difference is as a result of Mikondzo events which were held in the beginning of the financial year, before the companies were accredited. The response to Parliamentary Question 2018 indicated all the amounts paid to the accredited companies, from the date of their accreditation in June 2016 and also included one event which was held on 12 May 2017, which is in fact in the 2017/18 financial year.

The response to parliamentary question 2019 is not complete, and the amounts indicated are not accurate. I apologise for the inaccurate information submitted.

2. The Mikondzo events managed by the accredited companies were not separate to those indicated in the reply to question 2019. However, as indicated, the response to parliamentary question 2019 was not complete.

The amounts paid to the accredited companies were funded from the retained surplus within SASSA, and therefore did not reflect on the budget.

13 November 2017 - NW3387

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What was the (a) total and (b) itemised cost to the Government Printing Works for printing (i) annual financial statements and (ii) integrated annual reports for each (aa) department and (bb) entity in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

The details of the annual reports for the various Departments and entities as well as the cost for the GPW is contained in the table below:

Department and Entity

Details

Quantity

Unit Price

Total

Department of Correctional Services

Annual Report 2016/17

400

514.27

205,709.42

Military Veterans

Annual Report 2016/17

500

432.38

216,190.53

National Disaster Management Centre

Annual Report 2016/17 (including USB, CD's)

200

1,379.16

275,832.26

Civilian Secretariat

Annual Report 2016/17

300

388.04

116,412.60

Education, Training and Development (ETD) sector - Seta

Annual Report 2016/17

700

328.75

230,125.12

Department of Justice

Annual Report 2016/17

780

293.09

228,613.30

Education, Training and Development (ETD) sector - Seta

Annual Report 2016/17

2,000

115.00

230,000.00

Department of Communications

Annual Report 2016/17

100

780.61

78,060.63

Government Communication and Information Services

Annual Report 2016/17

2,000

89.96

179,918.84

Department of Water and Sanitation

Annual Report 2016/17

500

875.46

437,730.04

Government Printing Works

Annual Report 2016/17

350

231.20

80,921.50

South African Police Services

Annual Report 2016/17

3,000

205.76

617,265.41

Total

   

3,131,563.22

13 November 2017 - NW3264

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)With reference to her reply to question 2019 on 9 October 2017, in which she gives a breakdown of the number of Mikondzo events that were held in each province, as well as the associated costs, why were 20 events held in KwaZulu-Natal and only one or two events held in the remainder of the provinces, which total to only 11 events; (2) in view of the specified reply which states that the total cost of the specified events amounted to R10 098 290 976, although the budget was only R62 500 000, (a) why did her department overspend billions of Rands on the events and (b) in which budgeted line item were these billions reflected; (3) whether any virements were necessary to pay for the overspend; if so, (a)(i) from which budgeted line item and (ii) in which programmes were the specified virements made, (b) what percentage of the specified budgeted line item was used for the virements, (c) who authorised such virements and (d) were the large virements authorised by the Treasury; (4) with reference to her specified reply in which it is stated that the budget allocation of each event was R2 500 000, but according to the actual expenditure costs the average cost of each event was R325 million, from where did she obtain the specified figures?

Reply:

1. The reply to Parliamentary Question 2019 indicated that there were 11 Mikondzo events held in KwaZulu-Natal. The areas identified for Mikondzo are informed by prevailing social ills, the level of poverty and challenges with access to social services amongst others. As a result, the provinces will not all host the same number of Mikondzo events.

2. Please note that there was an error in the attachment to Parliamentary Question 2019, for which I apologise. The actual amount spent on Mikondzo for the financial year, was approximately R100 million, and not R10 billion. The events in Limpopo and Mpumalanga indicated that an amount of R2,5 billion was spent on these events. This should have been R2,5 million, which was in line with the budgeted amount for each event. The funding was allocated from the retained surplus.

3. No virements were necessary, as the funding was allocated from the retained surplus.

4. As indicated under response to question 2, the details in the spreadsheet in the response to question 2019 was incorrect. The budgeted amount for each event was in fact R2,5 million.

13 November 2017 - NW3173

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Xalisa, Mr Z R to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

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

Reply:

(1)– (3) The Department’s database does not rank the service providers. However, the information relative to the bids awarded by the Department and its entities is published in the media from which they are advertised such as:

  • Government Tender Bulletin
  • E-tender portal (National Treasury)
  • Departmental Website

The Member is also referred to the Annual Reports of both the Department and its entities of over the past five years as these would also have an indication of the procurements that the Auditor-General would have delivered his opinion on.

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13 November 2017 - NW3252

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Jooste, Ms K to ask the Minister of Social Development

(a) On what date will the North Gauteng High Court ruling lapse which allows the SA Social Security Agency to continue paying foster care grants and (b) what is the total number of foster care grants that will be affected when the specified ruling lapses?

Reply:

a) The North Gauteng High Court order will cease to have force or effect On 31 December 2017.

b) The total number of foster care grants that will be affected is estimated at about 34 000. However the actual number remaining will depend on progress made in extending the foster placement orders by 31 December 2017.

13 November 2017 - NW2990

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

(1)(a) How long has the Dhladhla Foundation been a service provider for the Community Works Programme (CWP), (b) which provinces does the specified foundation operate in with reference to the CWP and (c) what amount of money has been paid to the specified foundation to date; (2) whether the appointment of the specified foundation was made through a formal supply chain process; if not, why not; if so, will he furnish Mr K J Mileham with all supporting documentation?

Reply:

1. (a) Three years and seven months

(b) In all nine provinces of the country

(c) The total amount of money paid to the foundation for Project Management Fee and Procurement of tools and materials is R587 333 670.71. See the details in the table below:

FINANCIAL YEAR

PM FEE

PROCUREMENT

TOTAL

2014/15

53,392,167.98

25,022,206.18

78,414,374.16

2015/16

81,716,774.27

153,442,903.24

235,159,677.51

2016/17

67,692,466.15

36,921,905.83

104,614,371.98

2017/18

17,919,303.78

151,225,943.28

169,145,247.06

TOTAL

220,720,712.18

366,612,958.53

587,333,670.71

2) Yes, Dhladhla Foundation was appointed through a formal supply chain process. The Ministry is willing to provide the supporting documentation only when the process of the Promotion of Access to Information Act is followed.

13 November 2017 - NW2435

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What number of tribal chiefs is currently recognised by Government as traditional leaders; (2) what amount each specified tribal chief has received in remuneration since 2012; (3) (a) what (i) movable and (ii) immovable benefits did each tribal chief receive in each specified year and (b) what did the costs amount to in each case; (4) whether he will make a statement about the matter?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available within the Department, but has been sought from the Provinces. The information will be provided to the Honourable Member as soon as it becomes available.

13 November 2017 - NW3371

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

Does the South African Post Office (SAPO) conduct any business with (a) JMAT Business Advisory Services and /or (b) any other companies associated with any of the specified persons; if not, in each case, what is the position; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

I have been informed by SAPO as follows:

a) The South African Post Office does not conduct any business with JMAT Business Advisory Services.

b) There is no entity linked with Mr Molefe Mathibe that is or was doing business with the South African Post Office.

c) A company associated with one of the former executives, Mr Janras Kotsi is Intimate Date, whose contract has long expired in 2014 and Mr Kotsi only became a director in 2016, two years after leaving SAPO. The details of the contract entailed the following:

  • Cleaning of data in respect of addresses on a monthly basis
  • Data capturing
  • Maintenance of the postal delivery database

13 November 2017 - NW2436

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What number of senior traditional leaders is currently recognised by Government as senior traditional leaders; (2) what amount each senior traditional leader has received in remuneration since 2012; (3) (a) what (i) movable and (ii) immovable benefits did each senior traditional leader receive in each specified year and (b) what did the costs amount to in each case; (4) whether he will make a statement about the matter?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available within the Department, but has been sought from the Provinces. The information will be provided to the Honourable Member as soon as it becomes available.

13 November 2017 - NW2978

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(1)With regard to the sale of rhino horns by a certain person (name furnished) during the online auction sale held from 21-24 August 2017, what is the total number of (a) permits that were issued by her department, (b) rhino horns or part thereof that were sold; (2) were any rhino horns or part thereof sold to the international community members; if not, what measures will be implemented to ensure that rhino horns or part thereof never leave the borders of the country; if so, (a) why, (b) what are the names of the buyers and/or bidders?

Reply:

(1)

(a) 1 permit to sell 264 rhinoceros horns and 7 permits to buy rhinoceros horns

(b) No horns or parts thereof

(2)

(a) As indicated above, no horns or parts thereof were sold during the auction. The following measures are in place to prevent and detect illegal activities:

  • Environmental Management Inspectors (EMIs) monitor compliance to the buying permits as well as the possession permits that will be applicable to the horns. Through the permitting system we are able to track the movement of the horns and conduct inspections on a regular basis to monitor that these are horns have remained in the country;
  • We have improved the ability to track the movement of rhino horn through the implementation of a national database and systems relating to the marking of rhino horn and genetic profiling;
  • The Department’s Environmental Management Inspectorate (EMI) works in collaboration with other government agencies such as the South African Police Service and SARS Customs at international airports and at border posts in order to combat the illegal import and export of wildlife products. Having enforcement officials at these ports has assisted in the detection of illegal goods and identification of possible offenders and continue to do so;
  • The Department’s Environmental Management Inspectorate (EMI) has been raising awareness and training border officials on initiatives focused on the Illicit International cross border movement of endangered species. This enhances our efforts to build capacity to tackle the problem;
  • In 2017 we also commenced with awareness raising sessions for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) officials protecting the South African border line to ensure that they are aware of the illegal practices related to smuggling of wildlife and that they are able to react should they encounter smugglers;
  • The Department works in close co-operation with enforcement officials from neighboring countries to ensure that they are aware of possible illegal trade and that they immediately inform the department in case of any seizures of illegally traded horn and supply us with the necessary information to enable enforcement agencies to investigate;
  • Accordingly, we have improved our detection capability at ports of entry and exit by increasing awareness, human capacity, technology and skills which is evident in the increased number of confiscations, arrests and convictions related to wildlife trafficking.
  • Regulations pertaining to certain restricted activities involving rhinoceros horn were developed under section 97 of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No. 10 of 2004) to ensure the strict regulation of the domestic trade in rhino horn. Under section 57(2) of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No.10 of 2004) specific activities will be prohibit, i.e. the shaving and powdering of rhinoceros horn of Ceratotherium simum, Diceros bicornis bicornis, Diceros bicornis minor and Diceros bicornis michaeli.

(b) Not applicable

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13 November 2017 - NW3298

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Mbatha, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Economic Development

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

Reply:

Competition Tribunal :

  1. The Tribunal Chairperson (CEO equivalent), Mr Norman Manoim, is employed on a 5 year contract which will end on 31 August 2019.
  2. The Chief Operating Officer (CFO equivalent), Ms Janeen de Klerk, is employed on a permanent contract, since 1 September 2013.

Competition Commission:

  1. The Commissioner- Mr Tembinkosi Bonakele, is employed on a 5 year fixed term contract for the period 20 April 2014 to 20 April 2019.
  2. The CFO – Mr Molatlhegi Kgauwe, is employed on a 3 year fixed term contract for the period 14 March 2016 to 14 March 2019.

ITAC:

  1. The Chief Commissioner (CEO equivalent), Mr Siyabulela Tsengiwe is employed on a three-year contract, which will end on 31 December 2017.
  2. The Chief Financial Officer position is filled on an acting basis by Ms Lebogang Bogatsu whilst a suitable candidate is being recruited.

IDC:

  1. The CEO, Mr Geoffrey Qhena and CFO, Ms Nonkululeko Dlamini of the IDC are both appointed on five (5) year fixed term contracts as follows:
  • Chief Executive Officer appointed with effect from 1 March 2015 until 28 February 2020.
  • Chief Financial Officer appointed with effect from 1 September 2015 until 31 August 2020.

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13 November 2017 - NW2777

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Groenewald, Mr HB to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)(a) What plan is in place to increase the water flow capacity of bridges along the entire Eastleigh spruit situated within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality area in order to reduce the risk of another flood, (b) what will the cost be to increase the water flow capacity of all the bridges, (c) what amount will each sphere of Government contribute and (d) when will the increase (2) (a) what resources does the Bedfordview regional disaster management depot have and (b) what resources should the specified depot have by law; (3) Whether the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council disaster plan was followed in respect of the Edenvale flooding; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the reasons that the disaster management department took over six hours to respond to the disaster in Edenvale and (b) what additional support did the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council give the local depots of the (i) roads department and (ii) water department?

Reply:

The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan municipality through the Gauteng Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs provided the information:

(1)(a)The plan is to do the following:

  • Upgrade the spruit into a rectangular reinforced concrete lined canal with energy dissipators between Francoise Road and Van Riebeeck Avenue (2300m) to accommodate 1:50 year flood event.
  • Stabilise the slopes of the spruit using Gabions between Van Riebeeck and 1st Avenue (450m).
  • Increase all culvert capacities to accommodate at least 1:50 year flood event.
  • Construct an attenuation pond that will be used as a dry retention structure to attenuate the difference between 1:50 and 1:100-year flood event.
  • Construct an impermeable clay bund/berm covered with reinforced grass adjacent to some properties.

(b) The approximately cost for the Upgrades is R 400 million.

Attenuation Facility - R 100 million (300 000 cubic meters of water)

10 x Bridges - R 100 million

Channelizing of the Spruit - R 120 million

Road Upgrades - R 80 million

(c) There are no discussions amongst the spheres of government on contributions.

(d) The City of Ekurhuleni has submitted an application to the National Department of Water and Sanitation for a water use license. The City of Ekurhuleni has implemented 2 phases of the project thus far. The approximate time required to upgrade the Spruit at current budget allocations will be more than 10 years but will obviously remain dependent on the availability of budget.

(2) (a) The Environmental Impact Assessment, River Assessment Study, Hydrology and Hydraulic Study, detailed assessment report of the flood damages, Geotechnical Investigation, Digital Terrain Model (DTM) Survey, Water Use Application, Environmental Management Plan, Stormwater Management Plan.

(b) Various Consulting Engineers appointed by the City of Ekurhuleni.

(c) The Eastleigh Spruit will require attenuation facilities, bridge upgrades and channelising of the existing system to prevent flood damages in the future.

13 November 2017 - NW3306

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Mokause, Ms MO to ask the Minister in the Presidency

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

Reply:

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NYDA are appointed on a fixed term contracts not exceeding five years.

13 November 2017 - NW2434

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)(a) What number of kings is currently recognised by Government as traditional leaders, (b) what is the name of each specified king and (c) over which tribe does he rule in each case; (2) what amount of remuneration has each king received since 2012; (3) (a) what (i) movable and (ii) immovable benefits did each king receive in each specified year and (b) what did the costs amount to in each case; (4) whether he will make a statement about the matter?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available within the Department, but has been sought from the Provinces. The information will be provided to the Honourable Member as soon as it becomes available.

13 November 2017 - NW3284

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Chance, Mr R to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) With reference to the amended Construction Industry Development Regulations that was published for public comment in the Government Gazette No 38822 on 29 May 2015, what (a) is the current status of the proposed prompt payment regulations and (b) were the main points raised by the public through the consultation period; (2) by what date does he expect that the amended regulations will be enforced?

Reply:

1. (a) The draft Regulations on Prompt Payment and adjudication for the construction industry which were published for comment by the Minister of Public Works in Government Gazette 38822 of 29 May 2015 have been withdrawn. The Regulations were published in terms of Section 33 of the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Act, 2000 (Act no 38 of 2000). The much anticipated regulations were aimed at introducing automatic interest on late payment as well as statutory mechanisms to ensure progressive payment to contractors for work done.

In following due legal processes, the Minister submitted the draft Regulations to the Office of the Chief State Law Advisor to test its Constitutional validity and whether the draft Regulations were not ultra vires (meaning whether the Regulations did not go beyond the scope of the empowering provisions of the CIDB Act).

(b) The comments received highlighted the need for greater alignment of the adjudication provisions with the existing legislative framework for the administration of contracts, as well as the powers of the Minister in terms of the CIDB Act. Specifically, key comments received include (i) there are potential challenges that would arise if main contractors are expected to pay a sub-contractor within 30-days. Where verification of work is required, this may result in bad quality work being delivered, and as such, main contractors may be reluctant to sub-contract. This scenario may lead to price escalations

as a strategy to minimize the risk to main contractors. It would give a wrong impression to service providers that the payment is due to them irrespective of quality of work; (ii) payment of invoice within 30-days of submission will be impossible to implement by the public sector versus the current practice of within 30-days of issuing progress payment certificates after invoice have been verified; (iii) since the Regulations were proposing payment by main contractors to sub-contractors, it is argued that the conditions of contracts between the main and sub-contractors should take precedence.

2. The Minister received the legal opinion from the Office of the Chief State Law Advisor (the legal opinion) which emphasised that the Regulations were ultra vires and if challenged would not pass the Constitutional validity threshold. In essence, the legal opinion advised that the prompt payment and compulsory adjudication provisions of the draft regulations were substantive in nature and could not be categorised as any other matter for the better execution of the Act or in relation to any power granted or function or duty imposed by the Act (see section 33 (1) of the Act). The Chief State law advisor applied a restrictive approach for interpreting wide empowering provisions in respect of the making of the regulations and concluded that the draft regulations:

  • extended the scope or general operation of the enactment;
  • supported attempts to widen the purposes of the Act;
  • provided for substantive matters relating to the law of contract as opposed to administrative measures to implement the substantive matters provided in the Act; and
  • could not be categorised as authorising the provision of subsidiary means of carrying into effect what is enacted in the statute itself and covered what is incidental to the execution of its specific provisions.

13 November 2017 - NW3379

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Mackay, Mr G to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(a) On which date did Eskom approach her department to conduct environmental impact assessments for Duynefontein as the preferred site to establish another nuclear power station as part of the Government’s new nuclear build programme, (b) what are the details of the grounds on which her department approved the specified site as the preferred site for a new nuclear power station and (c) why did her department approve the specified site as the preferred site for a new nuclear power station when the Government’s new nuclear build programme determinations and intergovernmental agreements relating to the programme have been declared unconstitutional and invalid by a court of law?

Reply:

Eskom lodged an application for environmental authorisation on 1 May 2007, for the proposed construction and operation of a Nuclear Power Station in South Africa. The independent consultant appointed by Eskom as an Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) identified five sites as alternatives for the proposed development during the Scoping Phase of the Environmental Impact Assessment, namely Brazil and Schulpfontein (Northern Cape); Duynefontein (Western Cape); Bantamsklip (Western Cape) and Thyspunt (Eastern Cape). The Brazil and Schulpfontein sites were considered unsuitable for the proposed development and were eliminated from further assessment during the Scoping Phase. Bantamsklip was eliminated from further consideration in the Environmental Impact Assessment stage as there were shortcomings relating to transportation risks, urban planning and the level of detail provided in the assessment report on the transmission of power from the operational station was found to be inadequate when compared to the other two sites. The Thyspunt and Duynefontein sites were the only two sites that progressed to the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) phase and were presented as viable sites for the proposed development. The Duynefontein site was eventually approved by the Department from the two sites that were presented as viable options. There were numerous specialist assessments undertaken by experts in their respective fields which culminated in extremely voluminous specialist assessment reports. Some of these reports were subjected to a peer review during the EIA process. In addition however, these reports were also subjected to an independent review process by a panel of experts outside of the Department - before the department made a final decision.

The Duynefontein site was selected given that there were generally less overall environmental impacts associated with this site relative to impacts associated with the development of a “greenfields” site, i.e. Thyspunt. The refinement of the Duynefontein footprint to a terrestrial area of approximately 265ha, immediately north of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station and inland from the coast has materially reduced the footprint-related environmental impacts of the project. In addition, the Duynefontein site is adjacent to the existing Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, thereby allowing for a suite of logistical and operational synergies.

The Western Cape High Court judgement found the request made by government for proposals to be submitted for the procurement of 9.6 gigawatts of nuclear to be unlawful and uncostitutional. The ruling had no bearing the application for the Environmental Authorisation as it had nothing to do with procurement processes.The application for environmental authorsation was lodged in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, Act 108 of 1998 and the associated environmental impact assessment regulations. Therefore the selection of Dynefontein as a prefereed site through the Environmental Impact Assessment process does not violate the High Court ruling, as it is an unrelated process.