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24 August 2015 - NW2799

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Msimang, Prof CT to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What steps has his department taken to abolish the use of social networks by inmates which pose serious security risks in prisons?

Reply:

In order to provide a comprehensive response, the Department has maintained its policy of not allowing unauthorised communication devices which give the use primary access to such applications as Facebook, Twitter etc.

The Department continues to take various steps to prevent or reduce the use of unauthorized communication devices within Correctional Centres. These steps include the following:

  • The launching of a Back-2-Basics security campaign aimed at reasserting the importance of basic security measures and competencies such as searching of persons and goods.
  • The searching of inmate cells and belongings sporadically (at extraordinary times) to find and remove unauthorized communication devices that may have entered the Correctional facilities.
  • The installation of cell-phone detection systems in various Correctional Centres to assist officials in the identification and removal of unauthorized communication devices. Cell-phone detection systems are currently in the process of being installed at 39 Correctional Centres.
  • The Department is also in the process of installing 14 body scanners at 7 Correctional Centres to further assist officials.
  • The Department has initiated a process of engagement with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to explore various technical and/or legal solutions – including but not limited to cell-phone jamming.
  • The DCS is part of an inter-departmental process exploring technical counter-measures in part responding to gangs as a security threat group. This is a conscious effort to partner with other state law enforcement agencies in finding sustainable solutions to the holistic challenges (including integrity management of personnel).

24 August 2015 - NW2435

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

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

Reply:

(a) The Department of Small Business Development did not spend any amount on advertising in (i) Sowetan and (ii) Daily Sun since its inception.

(b) The Small Enterprise Finance Agency (sefa)

Sefa did not spend any amount on advertising in (i) Sowetan and (ii) Daily Sun in the (aa) 2012-13 financial year.

Sefa spent R45 280 and R48 963 on advertising in (i) Sowetan and (ii) Daily Sun in (bb) 2013-14 financial year respectively.

Sefa did not spend any amount on advertising in (i) Sowetan and (ii) Daily Sun in the (cc) 2014-15 financial year.

(b) The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda)

Seda spent R421 309.80 and R821 370 on advertising in (i) Sowetan and (ii) Daily Sun in the (aa) 2012-13 financial year respectively.

Seda spent R271 351.66 and R194 438.40 on advertising in (i) Sowetan and (ii) Daily Sun in the (bb) 2013-14 financial year respectively.

Seda spent R204 070.60 and R239 260.18 on advertising in (i) Sowetan and (ii) Daily Sun in the (cc) 2014-15 financial year respectively.

24 August 2015 - NW2337

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)Whether it is (a) fair and (b) reasonable for her department to have placed only 3,866 work seekers in registered employment opportunities, considering that there are over five million unemployed South Africans who are seeking employment; (2) Whether this exemplifies the failure of the current system?

Reply:

(1) I have no idea where the Honourable Member gets the figure that he is quoting as according to the records at my disposal, a total of 14 634 work seekers were placed as at the end of June 2015.

(2) Not relevant

24 August 2015 - NW2897

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Msimang, Prof CT to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 241 on 13 March 2015, her department has implemented any strategies to deal with the listed issues (details furnished) according to the National Education Infrastructure Management System as at 28 February 2015?

Reply:

Yes, the Department of Basic Education is implementing various strategies to address backlogs related to school infrastructure. The Schools Build Programme comprises two national programmes, namely the Provincial programme funded through the Education Infrastructure Grant (EIG) and Equitable Share (ES) and the second is the Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Initiative (ASIDI). As a result of these initiatives, there is a sustained reduction in the identified backlogs and the provision of infrastructure to enable the provision of quality education. Further, the Department published the Regulations Relating to Minimum Uniform Norms and Standards for Public School Infrastructure in November 2014. These regulations stipulate what spaces should be provided in a school and provide timelines in terms of achieving specific targets in the provision of school infrastructure.

24 August 2015 - NW2923

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether her department meets the Government’s 2% employment equity target for the employment of persons with disabilities that was set in 2005; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. Department of Basic Education does not meet the full 2% employment equity target set by Government for persons with disabilities. The disability rate within the Department of Basic Education is currently 1.7%.

(2)(a) This is due to retirement and resignations in this category. It has also been found that in some instances officials with disabilities does not want to be categorised as such.

24 August 2015 - NW2664

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Redelinghuys, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Whether, with reference to his reply to question 2320 on 19 June 2015, (a) he or (b) his department has had any engagement with affected (i) individuals or (ii) groups regarding the Bophuthatswana Pension Fund; if so, in each case, (aa) with whom, (bb) when did such engagement(s) take place and (cc) what issues were raised; (2) whether he intends to investigate the alleged irregularities; if not, why not?

Reply:

(1)(2) No. The Government Pensions Administration Agency has confirmed that there has been no alleged loss regarding Bophuthatswana Pension change since the last response on 19 June 2015. As such, there are no engagements or investigations that have taken place.

24 August 2015 - NW2976

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Boshoff, Ms SH to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)(a) How many Kha Ri Gude centres are registered with the provincial education departments, (b) what amount was budgeted for rental in the (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14 and (iii)2014-15 financial years in respect of each province and district and (c) what is the estimated rental for (i) 2015-16 and (ii) 2016-17 financial years in respect of each province and district; (2) (a) what was the stipend budget amount for registered educators or volunteers for the (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14 and (iii) 2014-15 financial years and (b) what are the estimated costs of stipends for the (i) 2015-16 and (ii) 2016-17 financial years in respect of each province and district?

Reply:

(1) The Kha Ri Gude Mass Literacy Campaign is managed nationally by the Department of Basic Education. Kha Ri Gude motto is: “Kha Ri Gude - wherever you are” Therefore learning sites are organized by volunteers and classes are therefore held in churches, schools, community halls, garages or homes of volunteers and learners etc. The Department does not pay rental for these venues and hence it is not possible to provide any figures. The budget is utilized mainly for the stipends and learner and volunteer materials and stationery.

(2) (a) (i) (ii) (iii)

The table below represents the actual stipends paid per province for the 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15 financial years. Unfortunately the information is not available per district as the project is managed nationally at the Department of Basic Education.

(b) (i) (ii)

The table below represents the estimated costs of stipends per province for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 financial years. Unfortunately the information is not available per district as the project is managed nationally at the Department of Basic Education.

24 August 2015 - NW2875

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

(1)How many residents were serviced by the Norkem Park Police station as at (a) 1 April 1994 and (b) 1 April 2015; (2) how many service patrol vehicles were available to patrol the service area as at (a) 1 April 1994 and (b) 1 April 2015; (3) what was the human resource allocation for each (a) section and/or (b) division as at (i) 1 April 1994 and (ii) 1 April 2015; (4) what was the finance budget allocation as at (a) 1 April 1994 and (b) 1 April 2015?

Reply:

(1)(a) The information is not available. It was previously dealt with and kept by the Area Commissioners’ offices.

(1)(b) 73 249

(2)(a) 4

(2)(b) 12

(3)(a)

VISPOL

DETECTIVES

SUPPORT

39

20

11

(3)(b)

VISPOL

DETECTIVES

SUPPORT

67

38

31

(4)(a) Not available. The Polfin System can only draw the information from 2003/2004.

(4)(b) R3 506 842

24 August 2015 - NW2734

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Wana, Ms T to ask the Minister of Basic Education

With reference to the contract for the supply of tablet computers to public schools across Gauteng, what (a) penalties and/or (b) other provisions are in place to ensure that (i) a certain company (name furnished) or (ii) any service providers sub-contracted by the specified company will deliver the tablet computers on time?

Reply:

The Department has put tight contract management measures with penalties including termination of the contract in the event of breach of the contract. This applies to all the service providers.

24 August 2015 - NW1985

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

(1)What interaction has (a) she and/or (b) her department had with a certain company (Simodisa) (2) what was the outcome of such interaction?

Reply:

(1) (a) The Minister has not formally met with the Simodisa Company. The Minister only met informally with the company on the margins of another engagement.

(b) The Department of Small Business Development has never had any interaction with the Simodisa Company.

24 August 2015 - NW2891

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Ramatlakane, Mr L to ask the Minister of Police

Whether his department is planning to buy a fleet of vehicles which is appropriate and high-powered for the ever-fast and changing nature of syndicates and/or criminals that target rhinos in the Kruger National Park; if not, why not; if so, (a) when is the specified fleet going to be delivered, (b) will such delivery meet the planned requirements and (c) what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(a & b) With regard to the DPCI, Provincial and Component Heads are afforded the opportunity to make a choice as to procure a vehicle that will be most suitable for the specific environment including for declared priorities. DPCI has procured high end, high performance vehicles which will suit the specific high priority investigations.

The Division Detective Service, specifically the Stock Theft and Endangered Species unit, are the custodians of investigations on level one to three and it is necessary to have a suitable fleet and not necessarily a high powered fleet. It is important to be able to reach poaching scenes to start a proper investigation. The fleet of vehicles utilized currently fulfils the needs as it was identified with the input of all role-players. A fleet of the suitable vehicles have been delivered and is already being utilized in the Kruger National Park. The needs are monitored throughout and if the fleet needs to be increased it will be done. The current fleet does meet the planned requirements.

(c)  With regard to the DPCI, the following vehicles have been allocated to the Organised Crime environment, specifically Endangered Species.

 

ENDANGERD SPECIES

NO

SAP NO

REG NO

ENGINE NO

VEHICLE TYPE

1

BRR100B

YCC645 GP

AFX086006

VW CITI SPORTS

2

BSG263B

BF21SXGP

F9QP872C072674

RENAULT MEGANE 1.9 TDI

3

BSZ916B

CL23PLGP

KA24965533Z

NISSAN HARDBODY

4

BSF705B

BF21KPGP

F18D4116335KA

CHEVROLET CRUZE

5

BNT295B

RSK295GP

VG33707785X

NISSAN HARDBODY 3.3I

With regard to Detective Service, the relevant details are as follows:

VEHICLES

DK 54 RF GP

BTK 230 B

Nissan Hardbody d/cab

DL 95 CW GP

BTM 820 B

Toyota Landcruiser d/cab

DN 89 ZN GP

BTN 757 B

Toyota Landcruiser d/cab

DN 90 DN GP

BTN 752 B

Toyota Landcruiser d/cab

DGS 395 L

BTN 891 B

Toyota Landcruiser d/cab

Registering on 2015-07-31

BTM 928 B

Toyota Hilux d/cab 4x4

     

ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES

DGP 452 L

BTN 053 B

Linhai

FCP 239 EC

BRB 591 B

Yamaha Rhino

BRD 592 B

BRD 592 B

Yamaha Rhino

24 August 2015 - NW2717

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)In respect of each (a) province and (b) district, how many (i) Dinaledi schools existed in the 2014 academic year, (ii) non-substantive (aa) mathematics and (bb) physical science teaching posts funded by the Dinaledi grant existed in the Dinaledi schools and (iii) of such posts (aa) no longer exist or (bb) are funded via the maths, science and technology grant; (2) why she considered it acceptable that the posts funded by the Dinaledi grant could be forfeited; (3) what action has her department taken to maximise the number of teachers (a) who were employed in the Dinaledi posts and (b) whose services were terminated and have now been taken up in substantive posts?

Reply:

(1)(a)

Province

Number of Schools

EC

60

FS

36

GP

103

KZN

88

LP

51

MP

46

NC

17

NW

51

WC

48

TOTAL

500

 

(1)(b)

EASTERN CAPE

Butterworth

5

Cofimvaba

5

Dutywa

4

East London

2

King Williams Town

3

Lady Frere

2

Libode

5

Lusikisiki

8

Maluti

4

Mbizana

2

Mt Fletcher

4

Mt Frere

1

Mthatha

7

Ngcobo

3

Qumbu

3

Sterkspruit

1

Uitenhage

1

FREE STATE

 Motheo

1

Fezile Dabi

4

Harrismith

1

Lejweleputswa

5

Motheo

10

Sasolburg

1

Thabo Mafutsanyana

12

Welkom

1

Xhariep

1

GAUTENG

Ekurhuleni North

7

Ekurhuleni South

5

Ekurhuleni West

6

Gauteng East

5

Gauteng North

2

Gauteng West

7

Jhb Central

7

Jhb East

14

Jhb North

7

Jhb South

2

Jhb West

4

Johannesburg South

1

Johannesburg West

3

Sedibeng East

2

Sedibeng West

7

Tshwane North

8

Tshwane South

13

Tshwane West

3

KWAZULU - NATAL

Amajuba

13

Ilembe

3

Pinetown

10

Sisonke

5

Ugu

7

Umgungundlovu

6

Umkhanyakude

5

Umlazi

15

Umzinyathi

2

Uthukela

2

Uthungulu

10

Zululand

9

LIMPOPO

Capricorn

16

Greater Sekhukhune

6

Mopani

6

Vhembe

20

Waterberg

3

MPUMALANGA

Ehlanzeni

14

Gert Sibande

13

Nkangala

15

Bohlabela

4

NORTHERN CAPE

Francis Baard

6

Siyanda

2

Namaqua

2

Pixley Ka Seme

3

Kgalagadi

4

NORTH WEST

Bojanala

21

Dr. K.Kaunda

10

Dr. R. S. Mompati

9

Ngaka Modiri Molema

11

WESTERN CAPE

Cape Winelands

5

Central

8

East

7

Eden/Karoo

5

North

6

Overberg

2

South

8

West Coast

5

 

(1)(ii) (aa) (bb)

Since the financial year 2011/12, Provincial Departments of Education (PEDS) have not used the Dinaledi Conditional Grant to fund teacher posts. The employment of supernumerary teachers by Provincial Departments is at the discretion of the PEDs and no provinces have included this output in their business plans since 2011.

(1)(iii) (aa) (bb)

No teacher posts are currently funded by the Mathematics, Science and Technology Grant.

(2)

No teacher posts were funded by the Dinaledi Conditional Grant. Consequently, no posts have been forfeited.

(3)

No teacher posts were funded by the Dinaledi Conditional Grant.

24 August 2015 - NW2890

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Beukman, Mr F to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the police stations that fall under the Paarl Magistrates’ Court jurisdiction have functioning community police forums; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The stations that resort under the Paarl Magistrate`s Court jurisdiction do have functioning Community Policing Forum’s, please see below:

STATION__

COMMUNITY POLICING FORUM(CPF) EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Paarl

Chairperson: Muis Muller

Vice chairperson: Jaco Visser

Secretary: Em-Em Zaayman

Treasurer: Trevor Harris

 

  • Paarl East

Chairperson: James Pedro

Vice chairperson: Hendry Matthews

Secretary: Frenique Arendse

Treasurer: Mr Matthee

  • Mbekweni

Chairperson: Dumisani Mziki

Vicy chairperson: Phindile Maki

Secretary: Mpumi Lallie

Treasurer: Sindile Msebenzi

  • Wellington

Chairperson: Hester de Kock

Vice chairperson: Danny van Rooyen

Secretary: Robert Germishuys

Treasurer: Past Eric Bernardo

The Provincial Commissioner’s office in partnership with the Department of Community Safety facilitated the Station Annual General Meetings (AGM) and conducted the Police Needs and Priority Workshop in May 2015. Further, in June 2015, the Expanded Partnership Programme was convened to ensure fully functional Community Police Forums.

21 August 2015 - NW2740

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) How many labour unions did not submit their audited financial statements (i) on time or (ii) at all to the Registrar in the (i)2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12, (iv) 2012-13, (v) 2013-14 and (vi) 2014-15 financial years and (b) what is the name of each specified labour union; (2) Unions that was deregistered for failing to comply with financial management as per year.

Reply:

 

  1. (a) 3 in 2009; 4 in 2010; 11 in 2011; 32 in 2012; 60 in 2013 and 134 in 2014

(b) As per Annexure A

2. As per Annexure B

3. Some were deregistered, some were called upon to remedy the non-compliance and others were placed on Final letters of warning.

ANNEXURE B:

Number

File No

Year(s) that union did not submit Audited Statements

Name of Trade Union

(1)

6

2012, 2013

Transport & Omnibus Workers Union (Towu)

 

56

2013

South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu)

 

67

2012, 2013

Trawler & Line Fishermen’s Union (Talfu)

 

73

2011, 2012, 2013

National Certificated Fishing & Allied Workers Union (Ncfawu)

 

88

2013

Metal & Electrical Workers Union Of South Africa (Mewusa)

 

91

2013

National Union Of Metalworkers Of South Africa (Numsa)

 

101

2013

Noordelike Bouwerkersvakbond (NbV)

 

121

2013

Professional Transport & Allied Workers’ Union Of Sa (Ptawu)

 

128

2013

Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers Union (Sactwu)

 

130

2013

Transport And Allied Workers Union Of Sa (Tawu)

 

133

2013

National Sugar & Refining & Allied Industry Employees’ Union (Nasaru (Eu)

 

134

2011, 2012, 2013

National Service & Allied Workers Union (Nasawu)

 

135

2012, 2013

Sa Commercial, Catering & Allied Workers Union (Saccawu)

 

140

2013

Building, Construction & Allied Workers Union (Bcawu)

 

254

2013

National Union Of Hotel Restaurant Catering Commercial Health & Allied Workers (Nuhrcchaw)

 

300

2011, 2012. 2013

Care Centre, Catering, Retail & Allied Workers’ Union Of Sa (Ccrawusa)

 

371

2013

National Security Workers Union (Naswu)

 

446

2012, 2013

South African Museum Workers Association (Samwa)

 

483

2012, 2013

South African Policing Union (Sapu)

 

536

2012, 2013

Combined Staff Ass Of The University Of Durban-Westville (Comsa)

 

538

2011, 2012, 2013

Professional Employees Trade Union of South Africa (PETUSA)

 

553

2013

Communication Workers Union (CWU)

 

597

2012, 2013

Professional Educators Union (PEU)

 

648

2012

Free State Taxi Drivers Trade Union

 

681

2012, 2013

Natal General Allied Workers Union (Ngawu)

 

765

2013

Medunsa United Staff Union (Musu)

 

776

2012, 2013

National Security Commercial General Workers Union (Nasecgwu)

 

816

2009,2010,2011,2012,2013

Retail and Allied Workers Union*

 

833

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood & Allied Workers Union (Ceppwawu)

 

935

2013

South African State & Allied Workers Union (Sasawu)

 

961

2011, 2012, 2013

Hospitality, Catering & Farm Workers Union (Hocafawu)

 

973

2009,2010,2011,2012,2013

Togetherness Amalgamated Workers Union of SA*

 

1053

2011, 2012, 2013

South African Private Security Workers Union (Sapswu)

 

1057

2011, 2012, 2013

Wood Electrical Printing Union (Wepu)

 

1061

2013

Labour Equity General Workers Union Of South Africa (Lewusa)

 

1082

2012, 2013

National Democratic Change & Allied Workers Union (Ndcawu)

 

1106

2013

The South African Cricketers Association (Saca)

 

1262

2013

University Of Pretoria Workers Organisation (Upwo)

 

1272

2012, 2013

Cape Peninsula University Employees Union (Cpueu)

 

1348

2013

Food And Allied Workers Union (Fawu)

 

1483

2011, 2012, 2013

United Herzlia Schools Teachers Association (Uhsta)

 

1492

2013

Commercial, Stevedoring, Agricultural & Allied Workers Union

 

1606

2013

South African Parastatal & Teriary Institutions Union (Saptu)

 

1631

2013

The University Of Cape Town Academics Union (Uctau)

 

1662

2012, 2013

Bawsi Agricultural Workers Union Of South Africa (Bawusa)

 

1672

2012, 2013

South African Postal Workers Union (Sapwu)

 

1675

2011, 2012, 2013

Hospitality, Industrial, Catering Retail & Allied Workers

 

1694

2011, 2012, 2013

National Contact Centre Union (Nccu)

 

1700

2013

Banking, Insurance, Finance & Assurance Workers Union

 

1725

2012, 2013

Transport, Retail & Amalgamated Workers Union Sa (Trawusa)

 

1764

2012, 2013

Food And General Workers Union (Fgwu)

 

1809

2013

Basebenzi Union Of South Africa (Busa)

 

1813

2012, 2013

United Private Sector Workers Union (Upswu)

 

1840

2013

Abanqobi Workers Union (Awu)

 

1865

2013

United Democratic Food & Combined Workers Union

 

1884

2011, 2012, 2013

Adult Educators Progressive Union (Aepu)

 

1891

2012, 2013

Meat And Allied Workers Union

 

1895

2013

South African Furniture & Allied Workers Union (Safawu)

 

1908

2013

Imbumba Workers Union (Iwu)

 

1972

2013

Information Communication Technology Union (ICTU)

 

2005

2013

Future Of South African Workers Union (Fosawu)

 

2025

2013

National Transport Movement (NTM)

 

2029

2013

South African Democratic Nurses Union (Sadnu)

No

Registration number

Name of Trade Union

Date of de-registration

1

LR2/6/2/731

Union for Staff and Allied Workers

08/01/2009

2

LR2/6/2/166

Banking, Insurance & Finance Workers’ Union (BIFAWU)

08/01/2009

3

LR2/6/2/1232

National Union for Financial Institutions and Allied Workers

08/01/2009

4

LR2/6/2/724

Hotel, Accommodation, Restaurant, Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union

09/01/2009

5

LR2/6/2/488

Public Servants Movement (PUSEMO)

21/01/2009

6

LR2/6/2/849

Correctional Officials Democratic Union  (C.O.D.U.)

26/01/2009

7

LR2/6/2/1120

Research Council Trade Association  (RCTA)

03/02/2009

8

LR2/6/2/1245

Sectoral Union of Cleaners (SUC)

04/02/2009

9

LR2/6/2/49

National Union of Distributive and Allied Workers (NUDAW)

04/02/2009

10

LR2/6/2/451

South African Stunt Performers Association

04/02/2009

11

LR2/6/2/526

Parliamentary Staff Union  (PSU)

12/02/2009

12

LR2/6/2/1220

United Teachers Union (UTU)

12/02/2009

13

LR2/6/2/915

National Union of Music Educators  (NUME)

13/02/2009

14

LR2/6/2/557

Die Predikante-en Kerklike Werkersunie van Suid Afrika

13/02/2009

15

LR2/6/2/1060

National Union of Democratic Employees of South Africa  (NUDESA)

25/03/2009

16

LR2/6/2/574

Construction & Engineering Industrial Workers Union  (CEIWU)

20/04/2009

17

LR2/6/2/904

Co-operative Workers Association (COWA)

20/04/2009

18

LR2/6/2/902

Job Satisfaction Workers’ Union

04/05/2009

19

LR2/6/2/774

National Police Services Union (NAPOSU)

04/05/2009

20

LR2/6/2/1411

Squid and Allied Fishing Workers’ Union (SAAFWU)

07/05/2009

21

LR2/6/2/1238

Workers Labour Council South Africa (WLC-SA)

28/05/2009

22

LR2/6/2/223

South African Airways Flight Engineers Association

04/06/2009

23

LR2/6/2/194

National Union of Farm Workers (NUF)

24/06/2009

24

LR2/6/2/308

Associated Trade Union of South African Worker

15/07/2009

25

LR2/6/2/800

Council of Working Men and Woman of South Africa

06/08/2009

26

LR2/6/2/786

Vukukhanye Workers Organisation

17/08/2009

27

LR2/6/2/1110

South African Intellectual Workers Union (SAIWU)

20/08/2009

28

LR2/6/2/821

General Union of Municipality and Allied Workers Organisation (GUMAWO)

09/09/2009

29

LR2/6/2/152

BAWU Allied Workers Union (South Africa)

10/09/2009

30

LR2/6/2/308

Associated Trade Union of SA Workers (ATUSAW)

15/07/2009

31

LR2/6/2/125

Textile Workers Union, Gauteng (TWU Gauteng)

30/09/2009

32

LR2/6/2/177

Meat Distributors and Allied Workers Union of South Africa  (MDAWUSA)

02/10/2009

33

LR2/6/2/219

United People’s Union of South Africa (UPUSA) 

02/10/2009

34

LR2/6/2/1041

Limpopo Agricultural and Allied Union (LAAU)

26/10/2009

No

Registration number

Name of Trade union

Date of de-registration

1

LR2/6/2/596

Mouth Peace Workers’ Union

19/01/2010

2

LR2/6/2/76

Eskom Employees Association 

20/01/2010

3

LR2/6/2/1019

Northern Cape Allied Workers Union  (NCAWU)

20/01/2010

4

LR2/6/2/1034

Impartial Workers Union of South Africa (IWUSA)

21/01/2010

6

LR2/6/2/1277

South African Gaming, Waitron and Admin Workers Trade Union (SAGWAWT)

01/02/2010

8

LR2/6/2/1244

South African Bargaining Councils and Allied Workers Union (SABCAWU)

03/02/2010

9

LR2/6/2/61

Chemical Workers Union (C.W.U.)

03/02/2010

12

LR2/6/2/649

Food, Commercial, Retail and Allied Workers Union

07/04/2010

13

LR2/6/2/650

Democratic Union of South Africa   (D.U.S.A.)

12/04/2010

14

LR2/6/2/358

Workers’ Equally Support Union of South Africa  (WESUSA) XX

12/04/2010

15

LR2/6/2/1011

Democratic Rights Workers Union of S.A.

07/05/2010

16

LR2/6/2/690

Independent Democratic Employee Association (IDEA)

27/05/2010

17

LR2/6/2/1050

Legal Voice Workers’ Trade Union

02/06/2010

18

LR2/6/2/1395

South African Airways Management Association (SAAMA)

06/07/2010

19

LR2/6/2/1458

Mohlakeng Workers’ Union of South Africa (MWUSA)

26/07/2010

20

LR2/6/2/856

Universal Workers’ Union (UWU)

23/08/2010

1

LR2/6/2/315

South African Freight and Dock Workers’ Union

07/04/2011

2

LR2/6/2/564

Union of United Mineworkers (UUMW)

08/04/2011

3

LR2/6/3/1026

South African National Workers Union (SANWU)

11/04/2011

4

LR2/6/2/1422

National Federal Trade Union of South Africa (FEDTUSA)

20/04/2011

5

LR2/6/2/1429

Retail Allied Agricultural and Associated Workers' Union (RAAAWU) 

20/05/2011

6

LR2/6/2/781

Service and General Workers’ union (SAGWU)

01/06/2011

7

LR2/6/2/559

Universitiet van die Vrystaat se Personeelunie (UVPERSU)  

10/06/2011

8

LR2/6/2/567

Security and Allied Trade Union of South Africa (SAWTUSA)  

10/06/2011

9

LR2/6/2/524

South African Food, Retail and Agricultural Workers Union (SAFRAWU)

10/06/2011

10

LR2/6/2/476

South African Farming and Commercial Workers Union (SAFCWU)  

10/06/2011

11

LR2/6/2/975

Masizwane Workers Union (MAWU)

07/07/2011

12

LR2/6/2/949

Construction, Allied, Metal, Mining, Building  & Alien Workers’ Union 

08/09/2011

13

LR2/6/2/1225

South African Domestic Service and Allied Workers Union (SADSAWU) 

24/10/2011

14

LR2/6/2/674

South African Professionals and General Workers Union (S.A.P.G.W.U.)

15/11/2011

 

No

Registration number

Name of Trade union

Date of de-registration

1

LR2/6/2/445

South African Democratic Nurses’ Union (SADNU)

18/01/2012

2

LR2/6/2/1028

Commercial, Services and Allied Workers Union (COSAWU)   

03/02/2012

3

LR2/6/2/941

Future of South African Workers Union

16/02/2012

4

LR2/6/2/743

University of North West Staff Association (UNW)

16/02/2012

5

LR2/6/2/1576

Botshabelo Union of Mine Workers and Construction (BUMC)

28/03/2012

6

LR2/6/2/347

Education Health Church Welfare and Allied Workers’ Union (EHCWAWU)

26/04/2012

7

LR2/6/2/1064

Progressive General Employees Association of South Africa (PGEASA)

18/05/2012

8

LR2/6/2/380

Newspaper & Magazine Distributors Workers’ Union of South Africa

18/05/2012

9

LR2/6/2/1397

Democratic Furniture, Undertakers and Allied Workers Union of SA (DFUAWUSA)

18/05/2012

12

LR2/6/2/1569

South African Jockey’s Union (SAJU)

06/07/2012

13

LR2/6/2/890

South African Trade Union of Amalgamated Business Undertakings  (SATUABU)

26/08/2012

14

LR2/6/2/1568

Construction Energy Mine and Allied Workers’ Union (CEMAWU)

29/08/2012

15

LR2/6/2/1561

South African Association of Trade Union Officials (SAATUO)

10/10/2012

16

LR2/6/2/77

Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union  (BEMAWU) 

24/10/2012

No

Registration number

Name of Trade union

Date of de-registration

1

LR2/6/2/928

Protector’s Workers Union (PROWU)   

07/02/2013

2

LR2/6/2/928

Karabo Labour Organisation

20/02/2013

3

LR2/6/2/952

National Canvas Union of South Africa  (N.A.C.U.S.A.)  

31/05/2013

4

LR2/6/2/1877

South African National Jockeys' Union (SANJU)

24/06/2013

5

LR2/6/2/1259

Independent Catering Commercial Farm Workers Union (ICCAFAWU)

12/08/2013

6

LR2/6/2/463

Food, Cleaning and Security Workers Union  (FOCSWU)

28/08/2013

7

LR2/6/2/260

Westcoast Workers Union/ Weskus Werkers Unie

28/08/2013

8

LR2/6/2/388

S.A. Solidariteit - Unie

06/09/2013

9

LR2/6/2/1708

National Union of Democratic and Progressive Workers (NUDPW)

09/10/2013

10

LR2/6/2/1772

Lutheran Ministers’ Union of South Africa (LUMUSA)

15/11/2013

11

LR2/6/2/153

Media Workers Association of South Africa (MWASA)

19/11/2013

No

Registration number

Name of Trade union

Date of de-registration

1

LR2/6/2/706

Oil Chemical General and Allied Workers Union (OCGAWU)

21/01/2014

2

LR2/6/2/1703

South African Government and Private Employees Organization (SAGPEO)

31/01/2014

3

LR2/6/2/695

Commercial Workers Union of South Africa (CUSA)

11/03/2014

4

LR2/6/2/615

Brick and General Workers Union (B&GWU)

11/03/2014

5

LR2/6/2/1119

South African Fishermen Trade Union (SAFTU)

31/03/2014

6

LR2/6/2/466

South African Building and Allied Workers Organisation  (SABAWO)

08/04/2014

7

LR2/6/2/1543

Independent Labour Union of South Africa (ILUSA)

10/04/2014

8

LR2/6/2/1798

Creative Workers’ Union of South Africa (CWUSA)

09/05/2014

9

LR2/6/2/1753

African National Electrical Workers Union (ANEWU)

04/07/2014

10

LR2/6/2/1396

Wood and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (WASUSA)

23/07/2014

11

LR2/6/2/55

Jewellers’ and Goldsmiths’ Union  (J & GU)

03/11/2014

12

LR2/6/2/1768

Progressive Trade Union (PTU)

12/11/2014

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) How many employer organisations did not submit their audited financial statements (i) on time or (ii) at all to the Registrar in the (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12, (iv) 2012-13, (v) 2013-14 and (vi) 2014-15 financial years and (b) what is the name of each specified employer organisation; (2) Which of these employer organisations were deregistered for failing to comply with the prescribed financial management requirements? (3) What action was taken against non-compliant employer organisations?

Reply:

 

  1. (a) 9 in 2009; 11 in 2010; 12 in 2011; 2 in 2012; 38 in 2013 and 134 in 2014.

(b) As per Annexure A

2. Annexure B

3. Some were deregistered, some were called upon to remedy the non-compliance and others were placed on Final letters of warning.

ANNEXURE A

Number

File No

Year(s) that Employer’s Organisation did not submit audited statements

Name of the Employer’s Organisation

 

5

2012, 2013

East Cape Master Builders and Allied Industries Association

 

97

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

National Textile Manufacturers Association

 

82

2011

South African Diamond Manufacturers' Association

 

95

2012

Meesterbouers Assosiasie Groter Boland (MBA Groter Boland)

 

325

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Benefit Group Employers organisation*

 

385

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Regional Employers Organisation of SA*

 

428

2009, 2010, 2012,

Employers' Association For The Pulp And Paper Industry Of South Africa

 

815

2009, 2010

Labour Affairs Association Of The Pharmaceutical Industry

 

34

2010, 2011, 2012 2013

Kwazulu Natal Laundry, Dry Cleaners' And Dyers' Employers' Association

 

42

2013

South African Clothing Manufacturers' Association

 

48

2013

Automobile Manufacturers’ Employers’ Organisation

 

59

2013

Eastern Province Clothing Manufacturers' Association

 

126

2012, 2013

Association Of Electric Cable Manufacturers Of South Africa

 

140

2012, 2013

Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers' Association

 

170

2011, 2012, 2013

Bou Industrieë Assosiasie Wes-Boland

 

181

2012, 2013

Locksmiths Association Of South Africa

 

224

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Werkgewersorganisasie Vir Die Graanbedryf

 

226

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Association Of South African Manufacturers Of Luggage, Handbags And General Goods

 

247

2011, 2012, 2013

Garment Manufacturers Association Of The Western Cape

 

279

2012, 2013

South African Bus Employers' Association

 

296

2013

Fertilizer Industry Employers' Association

 

304

2013

Narrow Fabric Manufacturers Association

 

305

2009, 2012, 2013

CTL Management Forum*

 

306

2013

South African Employers' Guild

 

350

2011, 2012, 2013

South African Local Government Association

 

367

2013

National Organisation For Employers South Africa (NOESA)

 

430

2009, 2010, 2011, 2013

Employers' Association For The Sawmilling Industry Of South Africa

 

480

2013

South African Rugby Employers' Organisation (SAREO)

 

544

2013

Frontiers Employers' Association

 

587

2011, 2012, 2013

The Employers' Association For The Fibre And Particle Board Industry

 

599

2013

Employers' Organisation For The Cephalopod And Associated Fisheries

 

774

2009, 2012, 2013

United Security Service Providers Association

 

793

2009, 2013

Employers Association Of Afro Hairdressing And Cosmetology Of South Africa

 

825

2012, 2013

Small Employer's Association For The Squid Industry (SEASI)

 

828

2013

United Clothing And Textile Association

 

836

2013

South African Association Of Water Utilities (SAAWU)

 

878

2012, 2013

Employers' Organisation For Retailers And Allied Trades

 

887

2012, 2013

Collision Repairers Association

 

893

2013

Border Industrial Employers' Association

 

908

2013

Road Freight Association (RFA)

ANNEXURE B

No

Registration number

Name of Employer’s Organisation

Date de-registered

1

LR2/6/3/318

Small, Medium, Micro Employers Organization (S.M.M.E.O)

09/01/2009

2

LR2/6/3/415

Babelegi Metal Industries Association

15/01/2009

3

LR2/6/3/580

Cut, Make and Trim Employers’ Organization

16/01/2009

4

LR2/6/3/445

National Organization for Small and Medium Employers of South Africa (NOSMESA)

28/01/2009

5

LR2/6/3/61

South African Wire and Wire Rope Manufacturers’ Association

17/02/2009

6

LR2/6/3/474

Construction, Producers and Allied Employers’ Organisation (CONPAEO)

21/04/2009

7

LR2/6/3/57

Vereeniging van Meubelfabrikante en Stoffeerders O.V.S

04/05/2009

8

LR2/6/3/406

Labour Relations Forum

04/05/2009

9

LR2/6/3/387

Free State General and Domestic Workers Employers’ Association

20/05/2009

10

LR2/6/2/16

Kimberley Commercial Employers’ Association

27/05/2009

11

LR2/6/3/312

The Human Rights Council for Employers

06/07/2009

12

LR2/6/3/144

The Jewellery Manufacturers’ Association of South Africa

06/07/2009

13

LR2/6/3/491

South African Sub-Contractors Association

06/08/2009

14

LR2/6/3/443

Eastern Province Small and Medium Business Employers Organization (EPSMEO)

17/08/2009

15

LR2/6/3/354

Association of Employers (AOE)

18/08/2009

16

LR2/6/3/505

Emalahleni Employers Organization of Southern Africa

25/08/2009

17

LR2/6/3/477

Security Services Employers’ Organization

07/10/2009

18

LR2/6/3/391

Lowveld, Allied and General Employers’ Organization

28/10/2009

19

LR2/6/3/313

Consolidated Association of Employers of Southern Africa Region (CAESAR)

13/11/2009

20

LR2/6/3/538

South African Waste Management Employers’ Association (SAWMEA)

08/12/2009

 

No

Registration number

Name of Employer’s Organisation

Date de-registered

1

LR2/6/3/323

General Sectors Employers’ Organization

12/04/2010

2

LR2/6/3/320

Employers’ Representatives Organization (E.R.O.)

01/06/2010

No

Registration number

Name of Employer’s Organisation

Date de-registered

1

LR2/6/3/198

South African Wine and Spirit Industry Employers' Association

12/01/2011

2

LR2/6/3/447

Kaapse Agri Werkgewersorganisasie

16/03/2011

3

LR2/6/3/623

Free State Social Welfare Services Employers Organisation

06/04/2011

4

LR2/6/3/497

Agrilabor Employers’ Organization

11/05/2011

5

LR2/6/3/410

Asambo Employers’ Organisation

27/06/2011

6

LR2/6/3/233

Furniture and Wood Products Manufacturer’s Association

16/08/2011

7

LR2/6/3/317

Small Business Employers’ Organisation (SBEO)

09/08/2011

 

No

Registration number

Name of Employer’s Organisation

Date de-registered

1

LR2/6/3/329

Curtain Makers and Allied Products Association

14/02/2012

2

LR2/6/3/280

Northern Decentralized Clothing Manufacturers’ Association

13/03/2012

3

LR2/6/3/125

Cape Jewellery Manufacturers’ Association

18/05/2012

4

LR2/6/3/196

Covered Conductor Manufacturers’ Association

25/07/2012

5

LR2/6/3/54

Radio, Appliance and Television Association of South Africa (RATA)

07/09/2012

6

LR2/6/3/104

Sheet Metal Industries Association of South Africa

12/10/2012

7

LR2/6/3/153

Electronics and Telecommunications Industries Association

23/10/2012

8

LR2/6/3/156

Machine Engravers’ Association

23/10/2012

No

Registration number

Name of Employer’s Organisation

Date de-registered

1

LR2/6/3/142

Natal South Coast Accommodation Association

19/03/2013

2

LR2/6/3/159

Bright Bar Association

17/05/2013

3

LR2/6/3/37

Bus Owners’ Association

28/8/2013

4

LR2/6/3/186

Electrical Contracting and Allied Industries Association (Eastern Cape)

03/12/2013

 

No

Registration number

Name of Employer’s Organisation

Date de-registered

1

LR2/6/3/169

High Speed Steel Cutting Tool Manufacturers’ Association

06/01/2014

2

LR2/6/3/586

National Tissue and Allied Products Employers’ Association

11/03/2014

3

LR2/6/3/742

Further Education and Training Colleges Employers' Organisation (FETC)

08/04/2014

4

LR2/6/3/716

Tabok Werkgewer Organisasie ( T.W.O)

12/05/2014

5

LR2/6/3/719

Beauty, Health and Skincare Employers Association (BHSEA)

12/06/2014

6

LR2/6/3/146

Free State and Northern Cape Clothing Manufacturers’ Association

27/06/2014

7

LR2/6/3/766

Cape Small Jewellery Manufacturers Association

10/07/2014

8

LR2/6/3/730

National Recyclers’ Organisation

21/08/2014

21 August 2015 - NW2959

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What audits have been undertaken into (i) projects led by the Head of Engineering of former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, Mr Daniel Mthimkhulu and (ii) engineering decisions he had made, (b) in each specified case, (i) what are the affected projects, (ii) on what dates did the specified projects begin, (iii) what decisions were (aa) made and (bb) found to be flawed, (iv) for which projects were the specified decisions made and (v) what (aa) is being done to rectify the specified flawed decisions and (bb) are the costs involved for each project?

Reply:

(a) No audits is being undertaken by PRASA.

21 August 2015 - NW2563

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)Is the codeshare agreement between SA Airways (SAA) and Etihad Airways commercially viable; if so, (a) how, (b) what assurance can SAA provide that this route will not run at a loss at any time, (c) on what business case was this decision grounded and (d) were any political and socio-economic factors taken into consideration when this decision was taken; (2) what is the status of the negotiations between SAA and Air China with regard to equity stakes; (3) are there any negotiations taking place between SAA and other carriers with regard to equity stakes; if so, what (a) are the relevant details and (b) is the status of the specified negotiations?

Reply:

  1. SAA has been in a codeshare relationship with Etihad since 2013, providing network reach, connecting traffic as well as other commercial benefits to SAA on a profitable basis.  The 3rd phase of this relationship, which is contained within SAA’s Corporate Plan, entails SAA commencing operations to Abu Dhabi.

The Business Case indicates that the route would realise route losses in its first two years of operation, which is not unusual for a new long haul route, but would also provide (a) multiple connectivity options for SAA passengers into the Middle East, mainland China as well as into India and (b) enable the closure of the heavily loss-making Beijing and Mumbai operations. 

Strategic and socio-economic factors also formed part of the Business Case, as is invariably the case for international routes.

The financial performance for the route is subject to the following considerations:       

 

  • The extent to which the SAA Management team continues to effect various interventions, including price promotions and marketing aimed at growing this newly established route;
  • The success of efforts underway by SAA at improving the codeshare cooperation with Etihad to ensure optimal access to connecting capacity at minimum cost; and
  • A more challenging revenue environment for SAA, and for all international carriers, than previously. All airlines are heavily exposed, as SAA is, to strong competition from mid-hemisphere carriers.

2. There are currently no negotiations with Air China on equity stake-related matters.

3. There are currently no engagements with any party on equity-stake related matters.

 

21 August 2015 - NW2861

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether, with reference to her replies to question 78 on 19 March 2015 and questions 1831, 2124 and 2126 on 18 June 2015, respectively, she can now provide the information that she indicated as unavailable in each specified case; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) why she has not provided the specified information in each case?

Reply:

Whether, with reference to her replies to question 78 on 19 March 2015 and questions 1831, 2124 and 2126 on 18 June 2015, respectively, she can now provide the information that she indicated as unavailable in each specified case; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) why she has not provided the specified information in each case?

  1. Information on the following has been received from Provincial Departments of Education and submitted as such:

In respect of Question 78

“How many educators who are teaching at public ordinary schools are employed by (a) school governing bodies (SGBs)”

Province

Number of Educators

Eastern Cape

7 527

Free State

2 426

Gauteng

23 991

KwaZulu-Natal

9 149

Limpopo

3 943

Mpumalanga

2 979

Northern Cape

834

North West

2 396

Western Cape

9 098

Grand Total

62 343

In respect of Question 2124

“What is the level of teacher absenteeism in each province in each district (a) in the (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14 and (iii) 2014-15 financial years and (b) from 1 April 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available”

Responses were received from Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga Provincial Departments of Education:

GAUTENG

YEAR

RATE OF ABSENTEEISM

(a) (i) 2012-2013 

5.58%

(a)(ii)2013-2014

3.57%

(a)(iii)2014-2015

3.22%

(b)Apr 2015-May 2015

1.43%

KWAZULU-NATAL

Financial Year

No of Days Taken

Number of Educators

Average per educator

Average iro all educators

   

Who took sick leave

Total Number of Educators

   

(a)(i)2012/2013

236 178

38 412

87 215

6.1

2,6

(a)(ii)2013/2014

261 942

39 442

88 234

6.6

2,9

(a)(iii)2014/2015

180 285

31 380

87 594

5.7

2,0

(b)April & May 2015

3 109

847

88 287

3.6

0,0

MPUMALANGA

District Office

Number Of Educators

No Of employees who took leave except sick and maternity leave

No Of Employees who took leave ( all leave types inclusive)

 

2012-2013

 

Bohlabela

6 956

1 448

2 967

Ehlazeni

9 295

1 812

4 787

Gert

8 876

2 728

5 209

Nkangala

9 550

2 380

5 988

Province

34 677

8 368

18 951

 

2013-2014

 

 

     

Bohlabela

6 884

1 506

3 160

Ehlazeni

9 289

1 930

5 017

Gert

8 957

2 903

5 546

Nkangala

9 491

2 904

6 329

Province

34 621

9 243

20 052

 

2014-2015

 

Bohlabela

6 762

1 505

3 288

Ehlazeni

9 264

1 945

5 421

Gert

8 931

2 818

5 742

Nkangala

9 511

2 324

6 085

Province

34 468

8 592

20 536

 

     

 

2015 April & May

 

Bohlabela

6 762

407

941

Ehlazeni

9 264

468

1 299

Gert

8 931

803

1 724

Nkangala

9 511

679

1 766

Province

34 468

2 357

5 730

In respect of Question 2126 (b)(ii)

How many (a) posts for school principals exist and (b) of these posts are currently vacant in each (i) province and (ii) district?

Province

District

Number of vacancies

EASTERN CAPE

 

795

     
 

BIZANA DISTRICT OFFICE

21

 

BUTTERWORTH

70

 

COFIMVABA

45

 

CRADOCK

6

 

DUTYWA EDUCATION

45

 

EAST LONDON

50

 

FORT BEAUFORT

36

 

GRAAFF REINET

10

 

GRAHAMSTOWN

13

 

KING WILLIAM'S TOWN

71

 

LADY FRERE

30

 

LIBODE

65

 

LUSIKISIKI

29

 

MALUTI

37

 

MOUNT FLETCHER

20

 

MOUNT FRERE

28

 

MTHATHA

55

 

NGCOBO

30

 

PORT ELIZABETH

36

 

QUEENSTOWN

21

 

QUMBU

26

 

STERKSPRUIT

21

 

UITENHAGE

30

FREE STATE

 

77

     
 

FEZILE DABI

12

 

LEJWELEPUTSWA

13

 

MOTHEO

28

 

THABO MOFUTSANYANA

22

 

XHARIEP

2

GAUTENG

 

215

     
 

EKURHULENI NORTH

9

 

EKURHULENI SOUTH

13

 

GAUTENG EAST

11

 

GAUTENG NORTH

4

 

GAUTENG WEST

13

 

JOHANNESBURG CENTRAL

20

 

JOHANNESBURG EAST

9

 

JOHANNESBURG NORTH

20

 

JOHANNESBURG SOUTH

19

 

JOHANNESBURG WEST

18

 

SEDIBENG EAST

6

 

SEDIBENG WEST

11

 

TSHWANE NORTH

22

 

TSHWANE SOUTH

29

 

TSHWANE WEST

11

KWAZULU-NATAL

 

774

     
 

AMAJUBA

43

 

ILEMBE

39

 

PINETOWN

62

 

SISONKE

62

 

UGU

48

 

UMGUNGUNDLOVU

83

 

UMKHANYAKUDE

67

 

UMLAZI

45

 

UMZINYATHI

59

 

UTHUKELA

68

 

UTHUNGULU

94

 

ZULULAND

104

LIMPOPO

 

792

     
 

LEBOWAKGOMO

46

 

MOGALAKWENA

45

 

MOPANI

74

 

POLOKWANE

120

 

RIBA CROSS

69

 

SEKHUKHUNE

144

 

TSHIPISE-SAGOLE

44

 

TZANEEN

46

 

VHEMBE

158

 

WATERBERG

46

MPUMALANGA

 

180

 

BOHLABELA

43

 

EHLANZENI

19

 

GERT SIBANDE

53

 

NKANGALA

65

NORTH CAPE

 

81

 

FRANCIS BAARD

11

 

JOHN TAOLE GAETSEWE

30

 

NAMAQUA

9

 

PIXLEY KA SEME

14

 

SIYANDA

17

NORTH WEST

 

349

 

BOJANALA

89

 

District Unknown

32

 

DR KENNETH KAUNDA

49

 

DR RUTH S. MOMPATI

99

 

NGAKA MODIRI MOLEMA

80

WEST CAPE

 

178

     
 

CAPE WINELANDS EDUCATION DISTRICT

40

 

EDEN & CENTRAL KAROO EDUCATION DISTRICT

36

 

METRO CENTRAL EDUCATION DISTRICT

25

 

METRO EAST EDUCATION DISTRICT

14

 

METRO NORTH EDUCATION DISTRICT

17

 

METRO SOUTH EDUCATION DISTRICT

18

 

OVERBERG EDUCATION DISTRICT

10

 

WEST COAST EDUCATION DISTRICT

18

Grand Total

 

3441

Source: PERSAL, end of June 2015

 

  1. Information with respect to Question 1831 is still unavailable.
  1. With reference to (a) each language of learning and teaching, (b) each phase and (c) Mathematics in the Further Education and Training Phase, how many teachers are currently employed by each of the provincial education departments in public schools;
  1. with reference to (a) each language of learning and teaching, (b) each phase and (c) Mathematics in the Further Education and Training Phase, how many teachers are required in public schools in each province in the current academic year;
  1. with reference to (a) each language of learning and teaching, (b) each phase and (c) Mathematics in the Further Education and Training Phase, how many teachers are expected to have (i) left the profession and (ii) entered the profession in each province by the end of the (aa) 2016, (bb) 2018, and (cc) 2020 academic years;

As was indicated previously, the Department is currently implementing the Teacher Profiling project which aims to capture systematically qualifications and areas of specialisation for all teachers. Only once all information has been captured and verified will the Department be in a position to provide the response. The end of December 2015 has been set as a point at which information captured will be downloaded and verified for the completeness of capturing. The next step will be to verify the accuracy of the information captured.

21 August 2015 - NW2586

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

With reference to question 2089 on 23 June 2025, why she has not taken disciplinary action against all senior management of the Compensation Fund who has been responsible for inadequate performance of the fund over many years? 2586. Mr M Bagraim (DA) to sk the Minister of Labour: With reference to question 2089 on 23 June 2025, why she has not taken disciplinary action against all senior management of the Compensation Fund who has been responsible for inadequate performance of the fund over many years? NW2961E Minister of Labour reply: My reply to Question No 2089, reflected that Umehluko Project was launched in August 2014 and there were disciplinary measures being taken.

Reply:

 

My reply to Question No 2089, reflected that Umehluko Project was launched in August 2014 and there were disciplinary measures being taken.

21 August 2015 - NW2896

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)Whether he has any (a) research or (b) information at his disposal pointing towards the probability or inevitability in the near future of a global economic recession equivalent to or worse than the one in 2008, and more specifically in the period from August to November 2015 or early in 2016; if so, what (i) are the relevant details and (ii) prognosis is prescribed in order to buffer the country against this event; (2) whether the Government has any contingency plans in place to cope with such kind of events; if not, why not?

Reply:

  1. There is no research which points to a global slowdown in the magnitude of the global recession in 2008. Whilst global growth is not as fast as we would have hoped, growth continues, supported primarily by a recovery in growth in developed economies.
  2. The macroeconomic framework is designed to help the South African economy absorb shocks such as a global recession. Prudent fiscal policy ensures that we have a low enough debt to GDP ratio to borrow more in the event of a crisis; the inflation targeting framework allows interest rates to adjust to domestic and global settings, without negative implications for inflation expectations; the flexible exchange rate allows for the rand to adjust and for imports and exports to respond accordingly. The macroprudential framework in place helps to secure financial sector stability so that the knock-on effects of any global crisis will be mitigated, whilst our open and liquid capital markets encourage two-way flows of capital. Foreign currency reserves are in place to supply the market if required. The Government and the South African Reserve Bank maintain a close working relationship to ensure that in the event of severe market disruption, we stand ready to act in a cohesive and coordinated fashion.

21 August 2015 - NW2624

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Grootboom, Mr GA to ask the Minister of Basic Education

How many learners in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools are visually impaired in respect of each province?

Reply:

The table below provides the number of Visually Impaired learners in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools per province.

Province

Primary

Secondary

Total

EC

322

182

504

FS

45

11

56

GP

638

549

1187

KZN

141

17

158

LP

818

126

944

MP

64

2

66

NC

24

17

41

NW

75

61

136

WC

216

171

387

Total

2343

1136

3479

21 August 2015 - NW2843

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)With reference to (a) his reply to question 2471 on 24 July 2015, in which he stated that the National Treasury will not be conducting any forensic audit at the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality at that stage as the information at hand indicated that the Office of the Public Protector was in the process of conducting an investigation at the specified municipality and that the National Treasury will decide on an appropriate way forward based on the findings and recommendations of the investigation and (b) a letter from the Office of the Public Protector (details furnished) which clearly indicates that the specified municipality is refusing to co-operate with the Office of the Public Protector despite giving assurances that it would, what action does he intend taking to compel the municipality to comply with the requests of the Office of the Public Protector; (2) whether he will reconsider conducting an investigation of the specified municipality; if not, why not?

Reply:

  1. The National Treasury will not be conducting any investigations at the municipality, as the information at hand indicates that the Office of the Public Protector is still in the process of pursuing this investigation at the municipality. The Public Protector intends to seek cooperation of the municipality through application of its legislation, i.e. to issue a subpoena against the Executive Mayor to cooperate with the request.
  2. National Treasury will allow the processes planned to be implemented by the Office of the Public Protector to unfold. National Treasury will decide thereafter on appropriate action upon the matter being referred by the Office of the Public Protector.

21 August 2015 - NW2901

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

(1)What is the number of learners commuting to schools using scholar transport provided by her department compared to the number of learners commuting to schools using private transportation; (2) what action has her department taken to (a) increase access to scholar transport programmes and (b) ensure the safety of the learners so transported?

Reply:

(1)(a) In total 371 422 learners are transported by provinces through the learner transport scheme.

PROVINCE NAME

(a) number of learners commuting to schools using scholar transport provided by the Department of Basic Education

Eastern Cape

61000

Free State

6611

Gauteng

82917

KwaZulu-Natal

34814

Limpopo

20751

Mpumalanga

59121

Northern Cape

22874

North West

33334

Western Cape

50000

TOTAL

371422

Source: Provincial report on learner transport.

(b) The Department does not have information on learners transported using private transport, as these are administered by parents of learners to their school of choice.

(2)(a) The sector has responded by ensuring that funding is provided to cater for the increasing number of learners requiring transport. In addition, provinces verify beneficiaries identified to ensure that qualifying learners are transported. Finally, the recently approved learner transport policy, developed in collaboration with the Department of Transport, aims to ensure that all learners qualifying to receive learner transport are transported.

(b) Officials responsible for learner transport in both the Provincial Departments of Education and Transport Departments monitor the transportation of learners. Part of monitoring by the Provincial Department of Transport is regular checks on the safety of vehicles transporting learners. Further, law enforcement agencies at local, provincial and national level are, as per the applicable acts and legislation, responsible for ensuring that regulations relating to safety and vehicle roadworthiness are adhered to.

21 August 2015 - NW2674

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether, with reference to the SA Revenue Service’s investigation into Lesedi Biogas (Pty) Ltd, reference number NCE 1125376, he will provide a detailed update on the status of the investigation?

Reply:

Due to the taxpayer confidentiality provisions contained in Section 69 of the Tax Administration Act No. 28 of 2011, SARS is prohibited from disclosing any taxpayer information (Including whether or not a taxpayer is subject to an audit/ investigation) to any person other than a SARS official. SARS is, therefore, unfortunately not in a position to respond to the above request.

21 August 2015 - NW2673

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Finance

Has the SA Revenue Service (SARS) ever been contacted by the Central Energy Fund (CEF) for any form of assistance in the past 10 years; if so, (a) what were the details of the assistance required and (b) when was SARS contacted by CEF?

Reply:

(a)(b) Due to the taxpayer confidentiality provisions contained in Section 69 of the Tax Administration Act No. 28 of 2011, as well as section 4 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, SARS is prohibited from disclosing any taxpayer/trader information (Including whether or not a taxpayer/trader is subject to an audit/ investigation) to any person other than a SARS official. SARS is, therefore, unfortunately not in a position to respond to the above request in relation to any tax or customs matter.

As far as collaboration and co-operation is concerned, SARS is not aware of any requests on record for assistance to the Central Energy Fund (CEF).

21 August 2015 - NW2331

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether she has found it to be adequate and reasonable for her department to only provide 70,402 work seekers with counselling, considering that more than five million South Africans are unemployed?

Reply:

During the last financial year the Department’s Counsellors provided employment counselling as follows:

Prov.

Target

Actual

Variance

Eastern Cape

29796

40210

10414

Free State

18336

25552

7216

Gauteng

43548

41682

-1866

Kwa Zulu Natal

25212

31527

6315

Limpopo

22920

22793

-127

Mpumalanga

25212

30146

4934

Northern Cape

16012

17564

1552

North West

20628

21714

1086

Western Cape

18336

15556

-2780

TOTAL

220000

246744

26744

Given the available resources the Department set the target for counselling at 220,000 for the 2014/2015 year but achieved 246,744, exceeding the target by 26744.

21 August 2015 - NW2693

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Maynier, Mr D to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether (a) he, (b) his Deputy Minister and (c) any officials in the National Treasury travelled to China in the 2014-15 financial year; if so, what was the (i) purpose of each specified visit and (ii)(aa) total cost and (bb) breakdown of such costs of each specified visit?

Reply:

(a)

(a)(i)

(a)(ii)(aa)

(a)(ii)(bb)

Yes

State visit to China in December 2014

R178 823.21

  • Air transport
  • Medical Insurance
  • Food and beverages
  • Accommodation
  • Car rental

R106 426.46

R 219.45

R 8 157.00

R 61 609.75

R 2 410.55

(b)

(b)(i)

(b)(ii)(aa)

(b)(ii)(bb)

No

(c)

(c)(i)

(c)(ii)(aa)

(c)(ii)(bb)

Yes

  • State visit to China in December 2014
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Workshop in March 2015

R437 732.77

  • Air transport
  • Medical Insurance
  • Food and beverages
  • Accommodation
  • Road transport

R342 280.19

R 1 316.70

R 3 958.54

R 87 927.34

R 2 250.00

21 August 2015 - NW2845

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

(1)What total amount was spent by her department on legal fees in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-2014 and (c) 2014-15 financial years; (2) what amount was spent by her department on any court action in appeal cases during the specified period; (3) what (a) number of cases was lost and (b) amount was spent on the specified cases during the specified period; (4) (a) how many cases were won, (b) how many cases were settled out of court and (c) what was the cost of the settlement in each case?

Reply:

Question 1

FINANCIAL YEAR

AMOUNT

  1. 2012/2013

R 1 836 790

  1. 2013/2014

R 2 667 734

  1. 2014/2015

R 2 514 751

Question 2

The Department did not take any cases on appeal during this period.

Question 3

FINANCIAL YEAR

  1. CASES LOST
  1. AMOUNT SPENT
  1. 2012/2013

1

R 605 231

  1. 2013/2014

0

Not applicable

  1. 2014/2015

0

Not applicable

Question 4

FINANCIAL

YEAR

  1. CASES WON
  1. SETTLED OUT OF COURT
  1. COST SETTLEMENT
  1. 2012/2013

4

4

R 432 039 (spent on legal fees)

  1. 2013/2014

3

3

R 350 741

  1. 2014/2015

2

1

0

21 August 2015 - NW2833

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

Does her department, in view of the dismissal of the former chief executive officer of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, Mr Lucky Montana, a mere two months into his six-month resignation notice period, advise state-owned enterprises on the correct procedure for (a) dismissals, (b) disciplinary action and/or (c) prosecution of employees and/or former employees?

Reply:

No.

21 August 2015 - NW2832

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

Has she intervened at the SA Post Office to ensure that the practice of continuously employing workers on short-term contracts has now come to an end?

Reply:

The Labour Relations Act as amended makes provision for how to deal with this matter therefore Minister’s intervention not warranted.

21 August 2015 - NW2332

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) Whether in view of her department’s aspirations to contribute to decent employment creation, she is planning regular meetings with employers to determine if preferred candidates have been placed; (2) Whether her department will provide information on how it intends to put the job programme in place; if so, (a) when and (b) where? NW2693E

Reply:

 

  1. The Department conducts regular advocacy campaigns with employers to discuss the services we offer and to assist them to comply with our Labour Laws and we will continue to conduct such meetings.
  • During the 2014/15 financial year, the 128 Labour Centers conducted more than 500 advocacy campaigns across the country with employers and work seekers on opportunity work seekers and employment opportunity registration, counselling, recruitment and selection and placement sessions.
  • In instances where a registered work seeker is matched to an employment opportunity, a referral letter is sent to the employer wherein they are requested to advise the Department on the placement status of the candidates. And we are aware that some of them are very busy to respond to such letters.

The Department intends to reduce administrative burden on employers through integration of our Employment Services and Unemployment Insurance Fund systems and developing new placement tracking tools to verify the placement status of the referred candidates.

2.    The Department is involved in various Employment initiatives.

  • The Unemployment Insurance Fund through its Labour Activation Programmes has partnered with the various SETAs to successfully train and place unemployed work seekers as both artisans and skilled employees in various job opportunities.
  • The UIF also provides funding to the Industrial Development Co-operation (IDC) for the purposes of stimulating employment opportunities.
  • Productivity South Africa assist various businesses with turnaround solutions that contribute to prevention of job losses and or improving efficiencies that can stimulate further job opportunities.
  • We also provide funding to assist companies to embark on Training Lay-Off schemes to avoid retrenchments in those instances wherein companies are restructuring.
  • We provide employment to people with disabilities through the 12 (Sheltered Employment Factories) Supported Employment Enterprises and also provide subsidies to workshops for the blind and deaf, and disability organisations that assist us in placement of such people in formal employment.

20 August 2015 - NW2743

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

Why has she waited so many years before taking drastic steps to address the shortcomings of the Compensation Fund?

Reply:

There were interventions put in place in the Compensation Fund to address the shortcomings; therefore it was premature to take drastic steps before assessing the full impact of the interventions.

20 August 2015 - NW2273

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) Do all labour inspectors have access to the necessary equipment to conduct their inspections properly and (b) what is her department doing to adequately capacitate the labour inspectors who do not have access to the necessary equipment?

Reply:

(a) Yes

(b) The Department makes provision for the procurement of the necessary or required equipment.

20 August 2015 - NW2656

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

Whether, with reference to the revised strategic focus of her department which envisages that gender-based violence interventions should result in a decrease of 12% in each year over a period of five years, there has been a reduction in gender-based violence levels since the implementation of the revised strategic focus; if not, why not; if so, by how much?

Reply:

This target is being revised to align with the Cabinet-approved government plan of action on ehm1nat1on of violence against women and children "Integrated Programme of Action: Violence Against Women and Children'', led by the Department of Social Development, and no further work on the part of DoW on this target will be done. The Department's APP is being amended accordingly to focus on the actions that the Department of Women is responsible for.

20 August 2015 - NW2958

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether any companies currently doing business with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa were found to be conducting (a) fraudulent and/or (b) illegal activities; if so, in each case, (i) what was the nature of such activities, (ii) when were such activities uncovered, (iii) what charges were brought as a result of such activities and (iv) what arrests were made in connection with such activities?

Reply:

No current service provider or supplier has conducted fraudulently and/or illegal activities that PRASA is aware of.

20 August 2015 - NW2956

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Has the enquiry set up by her department into the train crash that occurred in Denver, Johannesburg, on 28 April 2015, been concluded; if so, what were the (a) findings of the enquiry and (b) costs associated with the damage arising from this incident; (2) have any of the recommendations arising from the enquiry been implemented to date?

Reply:

1.  The inquiry has not been finalized.

      (a) See response in (1).

      (b) R19.3 million

2.  See response in (1)

 

20 August 2015 - NW2274

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) What proposals for the revision of planning models for the inspection of valid work permits have been completed by her department, (b) how do these propose to protect vulnerable workers and (c)(i) when and (ii) where will it be published?

Reply:

(a) The Department of Labour does not have a planning model for the inspection of valid work permits as this is a legislative responsibility of the Department of the Home Affairs and South African Police.

(b) In its normal work aligned with granting of work permits the Department of Labour mere conducts inspections at work places to determine compliance with prescribed conditions of employment. Furthermore the Department notifies the Department of Home Affairs should it discover employees without valid work permits.

(c) (i) N/A and (ii) N/A

20 August 2015 - NW2658

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Women in The Presidency

(1) With regard to the science, technology, engineering and mathematics intervention in the revised strategic focus document of her department, how many students have been targeted for the (a) 2015 (b) 2016 and (c) 2017 academic years; (2) which faculty or faculties will be targeted in the (a) 201 5, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017 academic years; (3) are there specific (a) provinces and/or (b) universities targeted for the specified interventions; if so, which (i) provinces and/or (ii) universities?

Reply:

(1) For the financial years 2015, 2016 and 2017, a total of 2000 learners are targeted to participate in the STEM programme in all nine provinces.

(2) Students apply to all universities and when accepted they are in the faculties of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

(3) (a) & (b) Yes.

(i) & (ii) Applied to various universities.


 

Approved by the Minister
Date: 18/08/2015

20 August 2015 - NW2709

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Lorimer, Mr JR to ask the Minister of Public Works

Whether (a) he, (b) his Deputy Minister and (c) any officials in his department travelled to China in the 2014-15 financial year; if so, what was the (i) purpose of each specified visit and (ii)(aa) total cost and (bb) breakdown of such costs of each specified visit MINISTRY PUBLIC WORKS REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA Department of Public Works l Central Government Offices l 256 Madiba Street l Pretoria l Contact: +27 (0)12 406 2034 l +27 (0)12 406 1224 Private Bag X9155 l CAPE TOWN, 8001 l RSA 4th Floor Parliament Building l 120 Plain Street l CAPE TOWN l Tel: +27 21 468 6900 Fax: +27 21 462 4592 www.publicworks.gov.za NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WRITTEN REPLY QUESTION NUMBER: 2709 [NW3140E] INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: No. 26 of 2015 DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31 JULY 2015 DATE OF REPLY: 20 AUGUST 2015 Mr J R B Lorimer (DA) asked the Minister of Public Works: Whether (a) he, (b) his Deputy Minister and (c) any officials in his department travelled to China in the 2014-15 financial year; if so, what was the (i) purpose of each specified visit and (ii)(aa) total cost and (bb) breakdown of such costs of each specified visit? NW3140E _____________________________________________________________________ REPLY The Minister of Public Works (a), (b) and (c) No. The aforementioned have not travelled to China during the financial year 2014-15 on the official business of the Department of Public Works. (i) and (ii) (aa) and (bb) Fall away. ____________________________________________________________________

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works

(a), (b) and (c) No. The aforementioned have not travelled to China during the financial year 2014-15 on the official business of the Department of Public Works.

(i) and (ii) (aa) and (bb) Fall away.

____________________________________________________________________

20 August 2015 - NW2614

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Masango, Mr SJ to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What investigations have been conducted into motor vehicle testing stations (i) in the (aa) 2012-13, (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) 2014-15 financial years, (b) who conducted the specified investigations, (c) what were the conclusions in respect of each investigation, (d) how many persons have been charged in respect of each month in each province as a results of each specified investigations, (e) what were the specified persons charged in each case with and (f) when were the specified persons charged in each case?

Reply:

It must be noted first of all that the information requested resides with the nine provincial departments of Transport. In order to make it easier for the provinces to provide the information in a uniform manner, a template was designed for them to complete. Table 1 deals with the information requested in i) aa), bb) and cc), d) and f)

Table 2 and 3 deals with part c) and e). Table 4 deals with part b). Information is tabled per financial year, rather than per month.

EASTERN CAPE

EC Table 1

Nature of investigations

Financial year

Number of Investigations per year

Number of investigations pending for year

Number of persons charged as result of investigations per year

Vehicles passed without being present at testing station

2012-13

None

None

N/A

 

2013-14

None

None

N/A

 

2014-15

None

None

N/A

Testing stations that passed a vehicle that was failed by another testing station

2012-13

None

None

N/A

 

2013-14

None

None

N/A

 

2014-15

None

None

N/A

Examiners of vehicles that pass a vehicle that is not roadworthy

2012-13

None

None

N/A

 

2013-14

None

None

N/A

 

2014-15

None

None

N/A

Other investigations

2012-13

None

None

N/A

 

2013-14

None

None

N/A

 

2014-15

None

None

N/A

EC Table 2

Conclusion of Investigations

Number of instances per Financial year

 

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Testing station registration suspended

None

None

None

Testing station registration cancelled

None

None

None

Examiner registration suspended

None

None

None

Examiner registration cancelled

None

None

None

Examiner resigned before completion of investigation

None

None

None

Other testing station staff - fired

None

None

None

Vehicles retested

N/A

N/A

N/A

Other:

-

-

-

EC Table 3

 No

Nature of Charges (Short summary)

 1

 

 N/A

EC Table 4

Persons/Organisations that conducted investigations

Involved in Investigation
Yes / No

Number of Instances

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

N/A

-

South African Police Service

N/A

-

HAWKS

N/A

-

Inspectorate of Testing stations

N/A

-

Provincial Monitoring Units

N/A

 

Other (specify):

-

-

GAUTENG

GP Table 1

Nature of investigations

Financial year

Number of Investigations per year

Number of investigations pending for year

Number of persons charged as result of investigations per year

Vehicles passed without being present at testing station

2012-13

 10

0

26

 

2013-14

 0

 0

 

2014-15

 0

0

 0

Testing stations that passed a vehicle that was failed by another testing station

2012-13

 0

 

2013-14

 0

 

2014-15

 0

0

0

Examiners of vehicles that pass a vehicle that is not roadworthy

2012-13

 10

0

26

 

2013-14

 0

 

2014-15

 2

0

Other investigations

2012-13

 0

0

 

2013-14

 0

0

 

2014-15

 0

0

GP Table 2

Conclusion of Investigations

Number of instances per Financial year

 

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Testing station registration suspended

 4

 0

Testing station registration cancelled

 0

0

Examiner registration suspended

 0

0

Examiner registration cancelled

 0

Examiner resigned before completion of investigation

 0

0

Other testing station staff - fired

 0

0

0

Vehicles retested

 0

0

0

Other:

0

0

GP Table 3

 No

Nature of Charges (Short summary)

 1

 

 Fraud – certified vehicles road worthy while the vehicles were not at the testing station

GP Table 4

Persons/Organisations that conducted investigations

Involved in Investigation
Yes / No

Number of Instances

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

 

 

South African Police Service

 Yes

 26

HAWKS

 

 

Inspectorate of Testing stations

 

 

Provincial Monitoring Units

 Yes

 2

Other (specify):National Task Team

 Yes

 26

KWAZULU-NATAL

KZN Table 1

Nature of investigations

Financial year

Number of Investigations per year

Number of investigations pending for year

Number of persons charged as result of investigations per year

Vehicles passed without being present at testing station

2012-13

 

 

 

 

2013-14

 

 

 

 

2014-15

 

 

 

Testing stations that passed a vehicle that was failed by another testing station

2012-13

1

1

 

 

2013-14

 

 

 

 

2014-15

 

 

 

Examiners of vehicles that pass a vehicle that is not roadworthy

2012-13

5

1

 

 

2013-14

7

3

 

 

2014-15

1

3

 

Vehicle Testing Stations that pass a vehicle that is not roadworthy

2012-13

2

   
 

2013-14

5

   
 

2014-15

1

1

 

Other investigations

2012-13

 

 

 

 

2013-14

 1

 1

 

 

2014-15

 

 1

 

KZN Table 2

Conclusion of Investigations

Number of instances per Financial year

 

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Testing station registration suspended

 

 

1

Testing station registration cancelled

 

 

 

Examiner registration suspended

 

 

 

Examiner registration cancelled

 

2

1

Examiner resigned before completion of investigation

 

 

 

Other testing station staff - fired

 

 

 

Vehicles retested

 

 

 

Other:

 

 

 

KZN Table 3

 No

Nature of Charges (Short summary)

 1

 Examiner of vehicles not present at VTS when vehicles were being passed – CAS886/9/2013

 

 2

 Entrapment operation – CAS 504/12/2013 & CAS 506/12/2013

 

KZN Table 4

Persons/Organisations that conducted investigations

Involved in Investigation
Yes / No

Number of Instances

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

 

 

South African Police Service

 

 

HAWKS

 

 

Inspectorate of Testing stations

YES

9

Provincial Monitoring Units

YES

5

Other (specify):RTMC

YES

1

MPUMALANGA

MPL Table 1

Nature of investigations

Financial year

Number of Investigations per year

Number of investigations pending for year

Number of persons charged as result of investigations per year

Vehicles passed without being present at testing station

2012-13

 0

 0

 0

 

2013-14

 1

 0

 1

 

2014-15

 1

 1

 1

Testing stations that passed a vehicle that was failed by another testing station

2012-13

 0

0

0

 

2013-14

 0

0

0

 

2014-15

 0

0

0

Examiners of vehicles that pass a vehicle that is not roadworthy

2012-13

 0

0

0

 

2013-14

 2

0

 2

 

2014-15

 1

1

1

Other investigations

2012-13

 

 

 

 

2013-14

 

 

 

 

2014-15

     

MPL Table 2

Conclusion of Investigations

Number of instances per Financial year

 

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Testing station registration suspended

 0

 1

 0

Testing station registration cancelled

 0

 0

 0

Examiner registration suspended

 0

 0

 0

Examiner registration cancelled

 0

 0

 0

Examiner resigned before completion of investigation

 0

 0

 0

Other testing station staff - fired

 0

 0

 0

Vehicles retested

 0

 0

 0

Other: Two eNaTis end users resigned before investigation was completed

 0

 1

 0

 

 

   

MPL Table 3

 No

Nature of Charges (Short summary)

 1

 

 Piet Retief Cas: 33/09/2013 (Fraud) Withdrawn by the court as a results of insufficient evidence..

 2

 Contravening Regulation 140(1) of the National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996

MPL Table 4

Persons/Organisations that conducted investigations

Involved in Investigation
Yes / No

Number of Instances

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

 No

 

South African Police Service

 Yes

 2

HAWKS

 No

 

Inspectorate of Testing stations

 No

 

Provincial Monitoring Units

 Yes

 3

Other (specify):

 None

 

NOTE:

Information is still being coordinated with Free State, Limpopo, North West, Northern Cape, Western Cape Provinces.

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20 August 2015 - NW2275

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)What action is taken by her department when labour inspectors find that an employee does not have a valid work permit; (2) are employees who are found to not have valid work permits removed from the work place?

Reply:

 

  1. When Labour inspectors find that an employee does not have a valid work permit, the matter will be reported to Home Affairs who has jurisdiction over such matters.
  2. The Department of Labour does not have a legal mandate or powers to remove such employees from the workplace but will refer the matter to Home Affairs to take further action.

20 August 2015 - NW2957

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) How are the gantries along the e-toll routes being electrified when load shedding takes place, (b) how does load shedding effect the e-toll system, (c) what measures have been put in place to circumvent load shedding and (d) what has been the costs in this regard in each month since the e-tolls came into operation on the 04 February 2011?

Reply:

(a) The Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project is not treated differently from other plazas. However, in order to avoid disruption of toll collection, independent back-up power supply is installed at the locations where money is collected. The back-up power supply automatically switches on when the main supply is interrupted. Similarly, such precautions are in place at the Hugeunot tunnel.

(b) Load shedding does not affect the toll system due to the above measures.

(c) See (a) above.

(d) The system was implemented to accommodate power failures. The Contractor, in terms of the obligations under the contract must ensure that the above systems are maintained and operational in order to overcome any potential loss in transactions at a gantry. This is part of the contractual obligations and not a priced item for which compensation is paid for on a monthly basis. To date, no additional payments in this regard were made to the contractor.

20 August 2015 - NW2683

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

Whether (a) she and/or (b) any officials from her Ministry travelled to China in the 2014-15 financial year; if so, what was the (i) purpose of each specified visit and (ii)(aa) total cost and (bb) breakdown of such costs of each specified visit?

Reply:

Not applicable

 

Approved by the Minister on
Date: 18/08/2015

20 August 2015 - NW2584

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

With reference to the new visa regulations, which according to reports from various tourism bodies have adversely affected both the tourism and hospitality industries, has she taken steps to engage with the Minister of Home Affairs in order to mitigate the risk of job losses in either of the specified industries; if so, what steps?

Reply:

I suggest the Honourable member to direct this questions to Minister of Home Affairs or Minister of Tourism.

 

20 August 2015 - NW2924

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Women in The Presidency:

Whether her department meets the Government 2% employment equity target for the employment of persons with disabilities that was set in 2005; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3427E

Reply:

The department has met and exceeded the 2% target, in that as at end of 2014/15 financial year the department was al 3.8% with regards to people with disabilities.

Approved by the Minister
Date: 18 /08/2015

20 August 2015 - NW2586

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

With reference to question 2089 on 23 June 2025, why she has not taken disciplinary action against all senior management of the Compensation Fund who has been responsible for inadequate performance of the fund over many years? 2586. Mr M Bagraim (DA) to sk the Minister of Labour: With reference to question 2089 on 23 June 2025, why she has not taken disciplinary action against all senior management of the Compensation Fund who has been responsible for inadequate performance of the fund over many years? NW2961E Minister of Labour reply: My reply to Question No 2089, reflected that Umehluko Project was launched in August 2014 and there disciplinary measures being taken.

Reply:

My reply to Question No 2089, reflected that Umehluko Project was launched in August 2014 and there disciplinary measures being taken.

20 August 2015 - NW2742

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

Does the Chief Financial Officer of the Unemployment Insurance Fund have a turnaround strategy for the Compensation Fund and (b) what does the plan entail?

Reply:

(a) Yes. We have put together a plan that aims to address the basic bottlenecks in service delivery and sound financial management. It entails focusing on improving the financial administration, improving the levels of customer service in the Fund, addressing human resource constraints in the Fund.

(b) This is to be achieved by addressing the system deficiencies that prevent performance of basic financial management functions, improving access to benefits for clients though a number of initiatives which include easing the process of access to chronic medication, filling the critical vacancies required in the adjudication of claims and addressing all systems problems that contribute to slow rate of processing claims.

NW3173E

19 August 2015 - NW2773

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether her department has undertaken any research to show to what extent and in what areas 21 years of education under a democratic government superseded what used to be provided under the highly discriminatory apartheid system; if not, why not; if so, (a) in which areas and to (b) what extent has the democratic government achieved greater results to the benefit of all children in South Africa?

Reply:

 

The Department of Basic Education has not undertaken research to measure and compare the education under the apartheid system and democratic government. However, the achievements of the democratic government surpass the apartheid education system by far. Below are some the detailed achievements of the education system under the new democratic government.

  • Since 1994, government has implemented major policy reforms to redress past inequalities in education, transforming the education system and increasing the skills and life chances of all South Africans. Nineteen different departments of education have been unified into a single education system, removing race as the basis for attending school.
  • While a range of changes and initiatives introduced since 1994 are starting to result in improvements in the education system, it will take more time for the terrible legacy of apartheid education to be fully addressed and for apartheid patterns of school performance to be removed.
  • Enrolment in Grade R (a pre-school year at primary school) has more than doubled, increasing from 300 000 to 813 044 between 2003 and 2014, nearly reaching the level of universal access.
  • Gross secondary school enrolment improved from 51 percent in 1994 to almost 90 percent in 2014, while gross primary enrolment in 2014 was high at approximately 99 percent.
  • The learner-to-teacher ratio improved from 33 to 1 in 2000 to 31 to 1 in 2014.
  • As a result of improved infrastructure, a higher proportion of younger children are accessing classroom facilities.
  • Overall, South Africa is achieving gender parity in school enrolment with a Gender Parity Index of 1 in 2014, and has met the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of achieving universal primary education.
  • Children with disabilities: Progress has also been made in increasing access to schools for children with disabilities, with more public special schools being built. Other public ordinary schools are being converted to full service schools.
  • The improvements in access have resulted from a number of interventions. The burden of school fees for poor households has been reduced by introducing no-fee schools. By 2014, 78 percent of learners (more than 8 million) in 80 percent of public schools (close to 20 000 schools) benefited from the no-fee policy.
  • By providing children with meals at school, the National School Nutrition Programme has contributed to regular and punctual attendance by learners and enabled them to attend school without being hungry. By 2014, over 9 million learners in over 20 000 primary and secondary schools – virtually all the learners from poor households – were receiving a government-funded school lunch.
  • Learners are using the same curriculum: the curriculum has been revised to improve the quality of learning and teaching. The National Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) has been implemented from Grade R to 12 by 2014.
  • To strengthen teaching and learning, CAPS was accompanied by the following measures:
    • Over 170 million workbooks and textbooks were distributed to schools between 2011 and 2014 to increase access to quality written material and help learners and teachers to understand the expected assessment standards and cover the curriculum.
    • The Annual National Assessments (ANA) system was introduced to enable the objective assessment of the education system below Grade 12. Almost 7 million learners across more than 24 000 schools participated in the third cycle of ANA in 2014.
  • To strengthen the quality of education, the Funza Lushaka bursary scheme was introduced to tackle teacher shortages by encouraging more learners to study to become teachers. From 2007 to 2013 a total of 62 804 bursaries were awarded to student teachers at a cost of over R1.9 billion.
  • The numbers of learners obtaining university entry qualifications each year (bachelor passes) has also increased. On average, between 2013 and 2014, 161 253 learners obtained bachelor passes, compared with 70 000 per year for the period 2000 to 2002.
  • To support the improvements that are emerging in basic education, better school management and administration, with a focus on school performance, are critical. Therefore, School Management Teams have been trained on management courses.
  • The percentage of the population aged 20 years and older that has had no education decreased from 19 percent in 1996 to 9 percent in 2011. The Kha Ri Gude Literacy Programme has been a success, with almost 3 million illiterate adult learners having been enrolled between 2008 and 2013. The majority of learners are female.
  • A new funding model was introduced to replace the race-based, inequitable funding model of the apartheid era. Overall, the education budget increased to more than 5 percent of GDP, and changed from a race-based education budget to a pro-poor education budget. Public spending per learner increased to overt R11 000 per year by 2012. While there has been an improvement in the equity of education funding, inequalities in terms of resources available at public schools remain due to the disparity in households’ ability to supplement the funding of public schools and due to inherited school infrastructure backlogs.
  • The Department of Basic Education has published detailed research, monitoring and sector reports on the achievements and challenges facing the sector on www.education.gov.za

19 August 2015 - NW2929

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

(1)Why did the investment protection agreement between South Africa and Zimbabwe not retroactively provide for the protection of the property rights of South African citizens against expropriation and/or illegal occupation before the agreement came into force;

Reply:

The Bilateral Investment Treaty between South Africa and Zimbabwe is a negotiated Agreement. Furthermore, it is unusual for Agreements of this nature to have retrospective application as the guiding principle is that parties enter into such agreements with a view to addressing future events.

 

(2)Whether he intends to take steps to promote the rights, and claim compensation for the losses, of South African citizens who have been prejudiced by the Zimbabwean government and/or illegal occupiers before the commencement of the agreement; if not, why not, seen against the background of the Bill of Rights contained in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, and relevant international law; if so, what are the relevant details;

Reply:

The Republic of South Africa is responsible for enforcing rights and obligations within its own territory. Any events that take place outside the borders of the Republic are extra-territorial and remedies or redress would have to be sought in the jurisdiction where prejudice occurred. The Bill of Rights contained the Constitution of the Republic is applicable only in South Africa and has no application in Zimbabwe. The South African Government is addressing concerns of South African investors as and when they arise through the diplomatic and multilateral channels available bilaterally and regionally.

(3)Whether he is considering legislation to bring about compensation for such disadvantaged people by way of making the confiscation of assets of the Zimbabwean government and/or responsible ministers and/or officials in South Africa possible; if not, why not, seen against the background of the Bill of Rights, as contained in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, and relevant international law; if so, what are the relevant details;

Reply:

The dti respects the independence and competence of the judiciary to make determinations in that regard.

(4)What steps is he taking regarding the current unlawful dispossession of South African citizens’ property rights in Zimbabwe by the Zimbabwean government and/or illegal occupiers?

Under the Bilateral Investment Treaty concluded with Zimbabwe in 2009 and ratified in 2010, investors affected by measures taken by the Zimbabwean State can, after challenging such a matter in domestic courts, resort to international arbitration in order to settle any dispute. No further steps can be taken by the Government of the Republic of South Africa in that respect as the international arbitration process is independent and the rulings thereof are binding.

19 August 2015 - NW2786

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Kilian, Ms JD to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1) With reference to the expectations that the Technical and Vocational Education and Training college (TVET) sector has to expand significantly, (a) how long has the Mitchell’s Plain campus of the False Bay TVET college been sharing facilities with the high school in Mitchell’s Plain and (b) what are the relevant details of his department’s future infrastructure plan for the expansion of the specified college; (2) whether his department has considered the proposal presented by the False Bay TVET College Council for the acquisition of the Swartklip site situated between Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain; if not, why not; if so, (3) whether any formal negotiations have been entered into with the current owner, the Airports Company of South Africa; if not, why not; (4) whether his department has made budgetary provision in the medium term for the necessary infrastructure roll-out of a campus to serve the community of Mitchell’s Plain; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. (a) False Bay Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College commenced renting and sharing the facilities of Portlands Primary School from 1 April 2004 until the end of 2006. The operations were then relocated to Spine Road High School from 1 January 2007 to date. The demand has outgrown the facilities and the college has secured 17 classrooms at Khanya School for usage from January 2016. The headcount enrolment at the Mitchell’s Plain site in 2014 was 1 149, with the additional facilities secured at Khanya School, the college will be able to accommodate approximately 1 500 students in 2016. The education activities at the Mitchell’s Plain campus will be delivered from two sites in 2016.

(b) The Department had identified the need for expansion of infrastructure for both the Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha campuses in 2011. The requirement has been included in the Department’s infrastructure planning and funding bids to National Treasury each year. The process that the Department follows is that all funding secured is mapped against the identified demands and basis of prioritisation. This process is informed by factors such as current available facilities and level of such, pool of potential students and finally the Provincial Indices of Multiple Poverty. In this regard, priority had to be given to sites in other provinces that are listed on a higher level of priority. The funding requirement of False Bay TVET College is still active on the Department’s infrastructure funding list.

(2) False Bay TVET College presented its proposal for the establishment of a campus at the Swartklip Denel site at a meeting, which was chaired by my Deputy Minister on 14 January 2014. I, together with the Department, have since been playing an active role in assisting the college to secure the site. The site is ideally placed to provide access to both the Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha areas.

(3) False Bay TVET College, supported by the Department, has been in active dialogue with Denel and the Department of Public Enterprises. Recently, the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has shown an interest in purchasing the Swartklip site. To date the college has had two meetings on 29 July 2015 and 5 August 2015 with ACSA in order to ensure that our interests are taken into consideration in the process of acquiring the site from Denel. The Department will be approaching the Minister of Transport in order to secure support for the college, as ACSA resides under the Department of Transport.

(4) The Department works on the basis of prioritised infrastructure support and available funding. In light of the current fiscal climate and the Department’s steadfastness to complete its infrastructure commitments in areas that have high poverty rankings, it is not possible to make a budgetary provision in the current Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF). The Department will however explore innovative means to assist with the refurbishment of the Swartklip site once funding has been secured.

 

 

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