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01 December 2015 - NW4133

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Redelinghuys, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Whether an investigation was conducted into the alleged assault of a certain person (name furnished) at the hands of SA Police Service (SAPS) officers from the Upper Tugela Station on 9 April 2012; if not, why not; if so, what was the outcome of the investigation; (2) what was the involvement of a certain officer (name furnished) from the Upper Tugela Station in the investigation; (3) whether the specified person was detained by SAPS officers; if not, why not; if so, on what grounds; (4) whether the specified person was taken to a medical facility for examination and treatment; if not, why not; if so, what were the findings contained in the medical report?

Reply:

  1. The investigation of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm was conducted at Upper Tugela police station by W/O Ntelele after the case was registered as CAS 13/04/2012. The investigation was fully conducted and the case docket was submitted to the Senior Public Prosecutor for decision. The Prosecutor declined to prosecute any person in this matter.
  2. Capt Ngubane had no involvement in this matter. Members involved were from Borderline Unit who were not under his command or supervision and not stationed at Upper Tugela police station.
  3. Mr Zikode was arrested, charged and detained at Ematsheni police station for dealing in dagga and resisting arrest Upper Tugela CAS 7/04/2012. The accused (Mr Zikode) was found not guilty and discharged by the court.
  4. Mr Zikode was taken to Ematsheni clinic before he was detained in the cells on 2012-04-09 and he also went to Emmaus hospital on 2012-04-11. The doctor examined and confirmed that he had injuries, e.g. bruises and abrasions and the medical report is filed in the case docket.

01 December 2015 - NW4134

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Redelinghuys, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Police

(1)With reference to Verkykerskop CAS 01/03/2012, (a) what are the complaints contained in the docket and (b) what is the current status of the investigation; (2) whether a certain person (name furnished) was charged in this case; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what number of livestock were allegedly stolen; (4) were any of the allegedly stolen livestock recovered; if not, why not; if so, (a) how many and (b) who received the livestock; (5) whether the specified person has opened a counter case of stock theft; if not, why not; if so, (a) what is the CAS number and (b) the status of this investigation?

Reply:

(1)(a) Theft of livestock (1x head of cattle).

(1)(b) The case was closed after mediation on 2012-07-20 and filed.

(2) Boeana Ephraim Nhlanhla was arrested, charged and taken to court. The case was later withdrawn by the Public Prosecutor Warden/Harrismith after mediation was done.

(3)(a) 1x head of cattle

(4) Yes

(4)(i) 1x head of cattle

(4)(ii) The owner, Mr LM Malinga

(5) Mr Nhanlhla did not open a counter case. No reason can be given why Mr Nhanlhla did not open a counter case.

01 December 2015 - NW4080

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) What has been done to address the lengthy payment times of creditors by the Government Printing Works (GPW) and (b) how does this impact on the GPW’s finances?

Reply:

  1. During the 2014/15 financial year, the Government Printing Works (GPW) took on average less than 25 calendar days to pay its creditors, including suppliers from abroad. There are no lengthy payment cycles.

2. The GPW pays its suppliers during the normal course of business and thus there is no negative effect on its finances.

01 December 2015 - NW4010

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What protection services in (i) the form of human resources and (ii) another form were provided to (aa) her department’s Director-General and (bb) each chief executive officer of each of the entities reporting to her in the (aaa) 2012-13, (bbb) 2013-14 and (ccc) 2014-15 financial years, (b) what was the (i) budget allocation and (ii) actual cost in each specified financial year and (c) what criteria were used to provide protection services in each specified case?

Reply:

Department

(a), (i), (ii), (aa), (aaa, )(bbb), (ccc), (b), (i), (ii) and (c)

No protection services were provided to the Director-General of the Department of Transport in the financial years 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Cross- Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA)

  1. There were no protection services (i) in the form of human resources or (ii) in another form that were provided to (bb) the Chief Executive Officer of the Cross Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA) in the aaa) 2012-13, (bbb) 2013-14 and (ccc) 2014-15 financial years. (b) (i), (ii) and (c) are not applicable to the C-BRTA as no protection services were provided.

Road Accident Fund (RAF)

(a) No protection services in (i) the form of human resources and (ii) another form were provided to (aa) the Chief Executive Officer of the Road Accident Fund in the (aaa) 2012-13, (bbb) 2013-14 and (ccc) 2014-15 financial years, the (b) (i) budget allocation was R 0-00 and (ii) actual cost in each specified financial year was R 0-00, and (c) no criteria were used to provide protection services as such services were not provided.

Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA)

  1. There has never been any protection services offered in anyway.

Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC)

  1. The security risk and threat analysis indicate that there is an ongoing penetration of crime syndicates in various forms throughout the Organization, to facilitate and further their aim to illegally profit from RTMC. The stringent steps led by the Chief Executive Officer to counter and eradicate these criminal elements from the business environment have positioned him as a prime target of these criminal elements and syndicates. These include steps to identify, prevent and stop collusion between service providers and employees who illegally profit from crime within RTMC, which have increased the threat to the life of the Chief Executive Officer.
  2. The Group Chief Executive Officer works extended hours both in office and attending external meetings and roadside law enforcement operations.

(aaa) In 2012-13 – there we no protection services offered.

(bbb) In 2013-14 personal security services were provided to the Acting CEO of Road Traffic Management Corporation on a 24 hour period. The cost of the services were One Hundred and Fifty Eight Thousand One Hundred and Eighteen Rands (R 158 118.00) per month.

(ccc) In 2014-15, the protection services for the Chief Executive Officer were provided by the National Traffic Police officials employed in the National Traffic Law Enforcement Unit. They are budgeted for in the National Law Enforcement personnel expenditure.

(b) The protection services for the Chief Executive Officer are provided by the National Traffic Police officials employed in the National Traffic Law Enforcement Unit. They are budgeted for in the National Law Enforcement personnel expenditure

South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL)

  1. SANRAL does not provide any kind of personal protection, nor has it ever done so, to its CEO. Therefore, the remainder of the question falls away."

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

  1. No protection services in (i) the form of human resources and (ii) another form were provided to (aa) N/A and (bb) the Director of Civil Aviation (Chief Executive Officer) of the South African Civil Aviation Authority in the (aaa) 2012-13, (bbb) 2013-14 and (ccc) 2014-15 financial years, (b) (i) N/A and (ii) N/A and (c) N/A.

Air Traffic & Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS)

  1. ATNS has not provided any protection services (i) in the form of human resources nor (ii) in any other form to (aa) the Department of Transports Director-General , (bb) nor the CEO of ATNS (aaa) in 2012 – 13 (bbb) 2013 – 14 or (ccc) 2014 -15 financial years.
  2. No money was (i) allocated in the budget and (ii) no actual money was spent in each of the specified financial years
  3. Therefor there was no criterion required to provide protection services in any of the specified cases.

Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited (ACSA)

ACSA does not provide protection services for (bb) the Chief Executive Officer.

Railway Safety Regulator (PSR)

The RSR has not provided any protection services in the form of human resources or any other form to its Chief Executive Officer in any of the financial years 2012-13; 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Ports Regulator of South Africa (PRSA)

The Ports Regulator did not provide protection services in the form of (i) human resources or (ii) in an

Other form to (aa) chairperson of the board (bb) other members/directors, in any of the specified years

(aaa),(bbb) and (ccc) and in terms (b), the budget allocation and actual costs were both zero in terms of (i)

and (ii).item © is therefore not applicable

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)

(aaa) PRASA provided security to the former GCEO for the 2012-13 financial year tabulated below:

 

(bbb) PRASA provided security to the former GCEO for the 2013-14 financial year tabulated below:

 

(ccc) PRASA provided security to the former GCEO for the 2014-15 financial year tabulated below:

 

(b) (i) The budget allocations are tabulated above for the respective financial years.

(b) (ii) The cost for each financial year are tabulated above for the respective financial years.

(c) The criteria were informed by the security risks that prevailed at the time. VIP Protection for the GCEO was based on a residual risk that emanated during his tenure as DDG of Public Transport in the Department of Transport.

South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)

No protection services in the form of human resources or any other form was provided for the SAMSA Chief Executive Officer for the respective years.

01 December 2015 - NW3745

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)What are the names of the secondary schools that currently offer (a) electrical technology, and/or (b) civil technology and/or (c) mechanical technology in each (i) province and (ii) district; (2) what are the relevant details of the technical curriculum subjects to be introduced in Grade 10 in 2016; (3) whether each of the technical schools at which the specified curriculum will be introduced has (a) appropriately trained teachers and (b) appropriate equipment to allow the introduction of the new curriculum; if not, what measures are being taken by her department to rectify the problem; (4) will all learners who follow a technical curriculum have a choice between technical mathematics and pure mathematics; if not, why not; (5) whether she is considering the use of aptitude tests in schools to determine the academic or technical skills of learners; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) (a)(b)(c)(i)(ii)

Names of the secondary schools that currently offer (a) Electrical Technology, and/or (b) Civil Technology and/or (c) Mechanical Technology in each (i) province and (ii) district;

Province: Eastern Cape

Schools Offering Technical Subjects per District Annual Survey 2015

 

Name of school

Civil Technology

Electrical Technology

Mechanical Technology

District

 

Blythswood High School

X

   

Butterworth

 

Blythswood High School

X

   

Butterworth

 

Blythswood High School

X

   

Butterworth

 

Nolita Comprehensive Tech High School

 

X

 

Butterworth

 

Nolita Comprehensive Tech High School

 

X

 

Butterworth

 

Nolita Comprehensive Tech High School

X

X

 

Butterworth

 

Vuli Valley Senior Secondary School

X

   

Butterworth

 

Vuli Valley Senior Secondary School

X

   

Butterworth

 

Vuli Valley Senior Secondary School

X

   

Butterworth

 

Tsomo Senior Secondary School

X

X

 

Cofimvaba

 

Tsomo Senior Secondary School

X

X

 

Cofimvaba

 

Tsomo Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Cofimvaba

 

Isikhoba Nombewu Tech Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Cofimvaba

 

Isikhoba Nombewu Tech Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Cofimvaba

 

Isikhoba Nombewu Tech Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Cofimvaba

 

Matthew Goniwe Comprehensive Secondary School

 

X

X

Cradock

 

Matthew Goniwe Comprehensive Secondary School

 

X

X

Cradock

 

Matthew Goniwe Comprehensive Secondary School

   

X

Cradock

 

Bashee Compreshensive High School

X

   

Dutywa

 

Bashee Compreshensive High School

X

   

Dutywa

 

Bashee Compreshensive High School

X

   

Dutywa

 

Enoch Mamba Senior Secondary & Tech Inst

X

 

X

Dutywa

 

Enoch Mamba Senior Secondary & Tech Inst

X

 

X

Dutywa

 

Enoch Mamba Senior Secondary & Tech Inst

X

 

X

Dutywa

 

Nomaka Mbeki Tech Senior Secondary School

X

X

 

Dutywa

 

Nomaka Mbeki Tech Senior Secondary School

X

X

 

Dutywa

 

Nomaka Mbeki Tech Senior Secondary School

X

X

 

Dutywa

 

Dumalisile Comprehensive High

X

X

 

Dutywa

 

Dumalisile Comprehensive High

X

X

 

Dutywa

 

Dumalisile Comprehensive High

X

X

 

Dutywa

 

Elliotdale Tech Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Dutywa

 

Elliotdale Tech Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Dutywa

 

Elliotdale Tech Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Dutywa

 

Alphendale Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

East London

 

Alphendale Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

East London

 

Alphendale Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

East London

 

Buchule Tech High School

X

X

X

East London

 

Buchule Tech High School

X

X

X

East London

 

Buchule Tech High School

X

X

X

East London

 

David Mama Senior Secondary School

X

X

 

East London

 

David Mama Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

East London

 

Kusile Comprehensive School

X

 

X

East London

 

Kusile Comprehensive School

X

 

X

East London

 

Kusile Comprehensive School

X

 

X

East London

 

Port Rex Tech High School

X

X

X

East London

 

Port Rex Tech High School

X

X

X

East London

 

Port Rex Tech High School

X

X

X

East London

 

Ulwazi Secondary School

X

X

X

East London

 

Ulwazi Secondary School

X

X

X

East London

 

Wongalethu High School

X

   

East London

 

Wongalethu High School

X

X

 

East London

 

Vulindlela Technical Centre

X

X

X

East London

 

Vulindlela Technical Centre

X

X

X

East London

 

Vulindlela Technical Centre

X

X

X

East London

 

Wings Aviation Academy

X

   

Fort Beaufort

 

Wings Aviation Academy

X

   

Fort Beaufort

 

Adelaide Gymnasium

X

X

X

Fort Beaufort

 

Adelaide Gymnasium

X

X

X

Fort Beaufort

 

Adelaide Gymnasium

X

X

X

Fort Beaufort

 

Nzululwazi Senior Secondary School

X

X

 

Fort Beaufort

 

Nzululwazi Senior Secondary School

X

X

 

Fort Beaufort

 

Richard Varha Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

King Williams Town

 

Richard Varha Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

King Williams Town

 

Richard Varha Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

King Williams Town

 

Phumlani Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Lady Frere

 

Phumlani Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Lady Frere

 

Phumlani Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Lady Frere

 

Gobinamba Tech And Comm Senior Secondary School

X

   

Libode

 

Gobinamba Tech And Comm Senior Secondary School

X

   

Libode

 

Majali Technical Senior Secondary School

X

   

Libode

 

Mhlanganisweni Comm & Tech Senior Secondary School

X

   

Libode

 

Mhlanganisweni Comm & Tech Senior Secondary School

X

   

Libode

 

Mhlanganisweni Comm & Tech Senior Secondary School

X

   

Libode

 

Smuts Ndamase Senior Secondary School

X

   

Libode

 

Smuts Ndamase Senior Secondary School

X

   

Libode

 

Smuts Ndamase Senior Secondary School

X

   

Libode

 

Vakele Technical Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Libode

 

Vakele Technical Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Libode

 

Vakele Technical Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Libode

 

Dalibunga Comp High School

X

   

Libode

 

Dalibunga Comp High School

X

   

Libode

 

Dalibunga Comp High School

X

   

Libode

 

Dimanda Senior Secondary School

X

   

Libode

 

Dimanda Senior Secondary School

X

   

Libode

 

Flagstaff Comp Ss School

X

X

X

Lusikisiki

 

Flagstaff Comp Ss School

X

X

X

Lusikisiki

 

Flagstaff Comp Ss School

X

X

X

Lusikisiki

 

Hillbrow Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Lusikisiki

 

Hillbrow Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Lusikisiki

 

Hillbrow Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Lusikisiki

 

Mqikela Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Lusikisiki

 

Mqikela Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Lusikisiki

 

Mqikela Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Lusikisiki

 

Moshesh Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Maluti

 

Moshesh Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Maluti

 

Moshesh Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Maluti

 

Mount Hargreaves Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Maluti

 

Phumelele Comp Tech Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Maluti

 

Phumelele Comp Tech Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Maluti

 

Phumelele Comp Tech Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Maluti

 

Oliver Tambo Tech High School

 

X

X

Mbizana

 

Oliver Tambo Tech High School

 

X

X

Mbizana

 

Oliver Tambo Tech High School

 

X

X

Mbizana

 

Thembalesizwe Comp Tech Senior Secondary School

X

   

Mbizana

 

Thembalesizwe Comp Tech Senior Secondary School

X

   

Mbizana

 

Thembalesizwe Comp Tech Senior Secondary School

X

   

Mbizana

 

Vulindlela Comprehensive Technical High School

X

X

X

Mbizana

 

Vulindlela Comprehensive Technical High School

X

X

X

Mbizana

 

Vulindlela Comprehensive Technical High School

X

X

X

Mbizana

 

Winnie Mandela Comp Tech Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Mbizana

 

Winnie Mandela Comp Tech Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Mbizana

 

Winnie Mandela Comp Tech Senior Secondary School

X

   

Mbizana

 

Cangci Comprehensive Technical High

X

X

X

Mbizana

 

Cangci Comprehensive Technical High

X

X

X

Mbizana

 

Cangci Comprehensive Technical High

X

X

X

Mbizana

 

Jamangile Senior Secondary School

   

X

Mt Fletcher

 

Jamangile Senior Secondary School

   

X

Mt Fletcher

 

Jamangile Senior Secondary School

   

X

Mt Fletcher

 

Sidinane Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Mt Fletcher

 

Sidinane Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Mt Fletcher

 

Sidinane Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Mt Fletcher

 

Tsitsana Comprehensive Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Mt Fletcher

 

Tsitsana Comprehensive Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Mt Fletcher

 

Tsitsana Comprehensive Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Mt Fletcher

 

Bonxa High School

 

X

 

Mt Frere

 

Bonxa High School

 

X

 

Mt Frere

 

Bonxa High School

 

X

 

Mt Frere

 

Mt Ayliff Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Mt Frere

 

Mt Ayliff Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Mt Frere

 

Mt Ayliff Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Mt Frere

 

St Marks Junior Secondary School

X

X

 

Mt Frere

 

St Marks Junior Secondary School

X

X

 

Mt Frere

 

St Marks Junior Secondary School

X

X

 

Mt Frere

 

Mfazwe Comp Tech High School

   

X

Mt Frere

 

Mfazwe Comp Tech High School

   

X

Mt Frere

 

Mfazwe Comp Tech High School

   

X

Mt Frere

 

Chief N Z Mtirara Senior Secondary School

X

   

Mthata

 

Mandela School Of Science And Technology

 

X

 

Mthata

 

Wilo Comprehensive Senior Secondary School

 

X

 

Mthata

 

Xolilizwe Sangoni Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Mthata

 

Xolilizwe Sangoni Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Mthata

 

Xolilizwe Sangoni Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Mthata

 

Jumba Senior Secondary School

X

   

Mthata

 

Jumba Senior Secondary School

X

   

Mthata

 

Jumba Senior Secondary School

X

   

Mthata

 

Jonguhlanga Junior Secondary School

X

X

X

Mthata

 

Jonguhlanga Junior Secondary School

X

X

X

Mthata

 

Jonguhlanga Junior Secondary School

X

X

X

Mthata

 

Umtata Technical High School

X

X

X

Mthata

 

Umtata Technical High School

X

X

X

Mthata

 

Umtata Technical High School

X

X

X

Mthata

 

Ikwezi Technical Skill Centre

X

X

X

Mthata

 

Ikwezi Technical Skill Centre

X

X

X

Mthata

 

Ikwezi Technical Skill Centre

X

X

X

Mthata

 

Nosimo Technical High School

X

X

 

Ngcobo

 

Nosimo Technical High School

X

X

 

Ngcobo

 

Nosimo Technical High School

X

X

 

Ngcobo

 

Bethelsdorp Comprehensive School

   

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Bethelsdorp Comprehensive School

   

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Bethelsdorp Comprehensive School

   

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Gelvandale Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Gelvandale Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Gelvandale Senior Secondary School

X

 

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Ithembelihle Comprehensive School

X

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Ithembelihle Comprehensive School

X

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Ithembelihle Comprehensive School

X

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Khwezi Lomso Comprehensive School

 

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Khwezi Lomso Comprehensive School

X

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Khwezi Lomso Comprehensive School

X

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Newton Tech High School

X

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Newton Tech High School

X

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Newton Tech High School

X

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Otto Du Plessis Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Otto Du Plessis Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Otto Du Plessis Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Port Elizabeth

 

Kwakomani Secondary School

X

X

X

Queenstown

 

Kwakomani Secondary School

X

X

X

Queenstown

 

Kwakomani Secondary School

X

X

X

Queenstown

 

Bele-Zingcuka Tech Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Qumbu

 

Bele-Zingcuka Tech Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Qumbu

 

Bele-Zingcuka Tech Senior Secondary School

X

X

X

Qumbu

 

Qumbu Tech Secondary School

X

X

X

Qumbu

 

Qumbu Tech Secondary School

X

X

X

Qumbu

 

Qumbu Tech Secondary School

X

X

X

Qumbu

 

Dweba Senior Secondary School

X

   

Qumbu

 

Dweba Senior Secondary School

X

   

Qumbu

 

Dweba Senior Secondary School

X

   

Qumbu

 

Sterkspruit Senior Secondary School

X

X

 

Sterkspruit

 

Sterkspruit Senior Secondary School

X

X

 

Sterkspruit

 

Sterkspruit Senior Secondary School

X

X

 

Sterkspruit

 

Mccarthy Comprehensive School

 

X

X

Uitenhage

 

Mccarthy Comprehensive School

 

X

X

Uitenhage

 

Mccarthy Comprehensive School

 

X

X

Uitenhage

 

V M Kwinana Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Uitenhage

 

V M Kwinana Senior Secondary School

 

X

X

Uitenhage

 

V M Kwinana Senior Secondary School

   

X

Uitenhage

 

Daniel Pienaar Tech High School

X

X

X

Uitenhage

 

Daniel Pienaar Tech High School

X

X

X

Uitenhage

 

Daniel Pienaar Tech High School

X

X

X

Uitenhage

 

Hoërskool Paul Sauer

X

   

Uitenhage

 

Hoërskool Paul Sauer

X

   

Uitenhage

 

Hoërskool Paul Sauer

X

   

Uitenhage

Province: Limpopo

Schools Offering Technical Subjects per District Annual Survey 2015

 

Name of school

Technical Subject/s offered by the school

 
   

Civil Technology

Electrical Technology

Mechanical Technology

District

 

Mogale wa Bagale Technical High

x

x

x

Sekhukhune

 

Ngwaabe Comprehensive

x

x

x

Sekhukhune

 

OR Tambo Comprehensive

x

x

x

Sekhukhune

 

St. Joseph Comprehensive

x

x

x

Sekhukhune

 

Mashupje secondary

x

x

 

Sekhukhune

 

Kgahlanong secondary

 

x

 

Sekhukhune

 

Tjetje Technical High

 

x

x

Sekhukhune

 

George Tladi Technical High

x

x

x

Capricorn

 

SJ van der Merwe Technical High

x

x

x

Capricorn

 

Tom Naude Technical High

x

x

x

Capricorn

 

Kabela Secondary

x

x

x

Capricorn

 

Pax College

x

x

 

Capricorn

 

Mokomene High

 

x

 

Capricorn

 

Thohoyandou Technical High

x

x

x

Vhembe

 

Gumani Technical High

x

x

x

Vhembe

 

Miriyavhavha Technical High

x

x

x

Vhembe

 

Matavhela secondary

x

x

x

Vhembe

 

Mandela Barlow world

   

x

Mopani

 

Hudson Ntsanwisi secondary

 

x

x

Mopani

 

Frans Du toit High

x

 

x

Mopani

 

Merensky High

x

   

Mopani

 

Hoёrskool Frikkie Meyer

x

x

 

Waterberg

 

Mohlakamotala Secondary

x

 

x

Waterberg

 

Makhutjisha Secondary

x

   

Waterberg

 

Seshigo High

x

x

x

Capricorn

 

Mabalane Seleka Technical High

x

x

x

Waterberg

 

Ellisras High School

x

x

x

Waterberg

 

Tshebela High School

x

   

Capricorn

 

Matladi Project High

x

   

Capricorn

 

Kgagatlou secondary school

x

x

 

Capricorn

 

Ngwanamohube Secondary

x

x

 

Capricorn

 

Florapark Comphensive

x

x

 

Capricorn

 

Hoërskool Ben Viljoen

 

x

 

Sekhukhune

 

Mmutlane Secondary

x

   

Sekhukhune

 

Serokolo Secondary

 

x

 

Sekhukhune

 

Bopedi Bapedi Secondary

 

x

 

Sekhukhune

 

Ntwampe Secondary

x

x

 

Sekhukhune

 

Leolo High

 

x

 

Sekhukhune

 

Mphalaleni Secondary

x

x

 

Vhembe

 

Marude Secondary

x

   

Vhembe

 

Louis Trichardt Secondary

x

 

x

Vhembe

 

Hoërskool Eric Louw

   

x

Vhembe

 

Ratshisase Secondary

 

x

 

Vhembe

 

Seritarita Secondary

 

x

 

Waterberg

 

Hoërskool Hans Strijdom

x

x

x

Waterberg

 

Phaladingoe Technical High

x

x

 

Waterberg

 

Thekganang Technical

 

x

 

Waterberg

 

Kheodi Secondary

x

   

Mopani

 

Derek Kobe Secondary

x

x

 

Capricorn

 

Waterberg High

 

x

 

Waterberg

 

Hoёrskool Warmbad

x

   

Waterberg

 

Giyani High

x

 

x

Mopani

 

Lwenzhe Technical High

x

x

x

Vhembe

 

Sehlaku High

x

x

 

Sekhukhune

 

Hoёrskool Nylstroom

x

x

 

Waterberg

 

Capricorn High

x

   

Capricorn

 

Tshweni High School

x

   

Mopani

 

Vele Secondary

x

   

Vhembe

Province: Northern Cape

Schools Offering Technical Subjects per District Annual Survey 2015

 

Name Of School

Technical Subject Offered By School

 
 

 

Civil Technology

Electrical Technology

Mechanical Technology

District

 

Baitiredi

X

X

X

John Taole Gaetsewe

 

Duineveld

X

X

X

Z F Mgcawu

 

Emang Mmogo

 

X

X

France Baard

 

Floors High

X

X

X

France Baard

 

Katu

X

X

X

John Taole Gaetsewe

 

Kimberley Technical High

X

X

X

France Baard

 

Kp Toto

X

X

X

John Taole Gaetsewe

 

Namakwaland

 

X

X

Namaqua

 

Saul Damon

 

X

X

Z F Mgcawu

 

Veritas

 

X

X

Pixley Ka Seme

 

Elizabeth Conradie

 

X

 

France Baard

 

Homevale

 

X

 

France Baard

 

Hartswater

X

 

X

France Baard

Province: Western Cape

Schools Offering Technical Subjects Per District Annual Survey 2015

No.

Name Of School

Technical Subject Offered By The School

District

 

 

Civil Technology

Electrical Technology

Mechanical Technology

 

1

Bellville Ths

X

X

X

District North

2

Delft Ths

X

X

X

District South

3

Drostdy Ths

X

X

X

District Winelands

4

Esselen Park Ss

X

X

X

District Winelands

5

Groenberg Ss

X

X

X

District Overberg

6

Intshukumo High

X

X

X

District East

7

Joe Slovo Ss

X

X

X

District East

8

Kasselsvlei Ss

X

X

X

District North

9

Kuilsriver Ths

X

X

X

District North

10

Labori Hs

X

X

X

District North

11

Langenhoven Gymnasium

X

X

X

Eden Karroo

12

Môrester Ss

X

X

X

Eden Karroo

13

Northpine Ths

X

X

X

District East

14

Oude Molen Ths

X

X

X

District Central

15

Oval North Ss

X

X

X

District South

16

P.W. Botha College

X

X

X

Eden Karroo

17

Princeton Ss

X

X

X

District South

18

Proteus Ths

X

X

X

District North

19

Sizimesele Ss

X

X

X

District East

20

Spes Bona Ss

X

X

X

District Central

21

St Andrews Ss

X

X

X

District North

22

Weston Ss

X

X

X

District West Coast

Province: Gauteng

Schools Offering Technical Subjects per District Annual Survey 2015

 

School Name

Civil Technology

Electrical Technology

Mechanical Technology

District

1

Chippa Tabane Chs

X

X

X

Gauteng North

2

Ekangala Ss

 

X

X

Gauteng North

3

Erasmus Hs

X

X

X

Gauteng North

4

Cullinan Combined School

X

   

Gauteng North

5

Bastion Hs

X

X

X

Gauteng North

6

Carltonville Hs

X

   

Gauteng West

7

Fochville Hs

X

 

X

Gauteng West

9

Jan Viljoen Hs

X

X

X

Gauteng West

10

Madiba Chs

 

X

X

Gauteng West

11

Monument Hs

X

   

Gauteng West

12

N Diederichs Ths       

X

X

X

Gauteng West

13

Noordheuwel Hs

   

X

Gauteng West

14

Thuto-Kitso Ss

X

X

 

Gauteng West

15

Thuto-Lefa Ss

X

X

 

Gauteng West

16

Wedela Ths

 

X

 

Gauteng West

18

Gerrit Maritz Hs

X

X

 

Tshwane West

19

Hendrik Verwoerd Hs

X

   

Tshwane North

20

Hoërskool Hercules

X

   

Tshwane North

21

John Vorster  Ths    

X

X

X

Tshwane North

22

Montana Hs

X

X

 

Tshwane North

23

Oos-Moot

X

   

Tshwane North

24

Hoërskool Overkruin

   

X

Tshwane North

25

Wonderboom Hs

X

   

Tshwane North

26

Afrikaans Hoërskool Vir Seuns

X

   

Tshwane South

27

Bokgoni Ths

 

X

X

Tshwane South

28

Centurion Hs

 

X

 

Tshwane South

29

Die Wilgers Hs

   

X

Tshwane South

30

Edward Phutudi Ss

X

X

X

Tshwane South

31

F.H Odendaal Hs

X

   

Tshwane South

32

Garsfontein Hs

X

   

Tshwane South

33

Kgomotso Ss

X

X

X

Tshwane North

34

Menlopark H/S

   

X

Tshwane South

35

Modiri Ths           

 

X

 

Tshwane South

36

Phateng Ss

X

X

X

Tshwane South

37

Pretoria Boys' High School

X

   

Tshwane South

38

Pretoria Ths         

X

X

X

Tshwane South

39

Prosperitus Ss

X

X

 

Tshwane South

40

Silverton Hs

X

   

Tshwane South

41

Sutherland Hs

X

   

Tshwane South

42

Uitsig Hs

X

   

Tshwane South

43

Voortrekkerhoogte Hs

 

X

 

Tshwane South

44

Waterkloof Hs

X

X

 

Tshwane South

45

Zwartkop Hs

X

X

X

Tshwane South

46

Die Anker (Brakpan Ths)

X

X

X

Gauteng East

47

Dr Harry Gwala Ss

     

Gauteng East

48

Esibonelwesihle Secondary

X

   

Gauteng East

49

Hoërskool Huge

X

   

Gauteng East

50

John Vorster Hs

 

X

X

Gauteng East

51

Laban Mohlabi Chs

 

X

X

Gauteng East

52

Mamelong Ss

X

 

X

Gauteng East

53

Olympia Park School

   

X

Gauteng East

54

Protea

X

 

X

Gauteng East

55

Springs Boys Hs

   

X

Gauteng East

56

Springs Ths            

X

X

X

Gauteng East

57

Stoffberg Hs

X

   

Gauteng East

58

Willowmoore High School

 

X

X

Ekurhuleni North

59

Benoni High School

X

   

Ekurhuleni North

60

Dinnoto Ths

X

X

X

Ekurhuleni North

61

Hans Moore Hs

X

X

X

Ekurhuleni North

62

Hulwazi Secondary

X

   

Ekurhuleni North

63

Jeugland

 

X

X

Ekurhuleni North

64

Kempton Park Hs

X

   

Ekurhuleni North

65

Liverpool Secondary School

X

   

Ekurhuleni North

66

Masisebenze Chs

 

X

X

Ekurhuleni North

67

Primrose Hs

X

X

X

Ekurhuleni North

68

Rhodesfield Technical High School

X

X

X

Ekurhuleni North

69

Thuto-Ke Maatla Chs

 

X

X

Ekurhuleni North

70

Destinata

 

X

 

Sedibeng East

71

Dr Malan Hs

     

Sedibeng East

72

General Smuts Hs

 

X

X

Sedibeng East

73

Overvaal

X

X

 

Sedibeng East

74

Phoenix Hs

   

X

Sedibeng East

75

Thuto-Lore Chs

X

X

 

Sedibeng East

76

Vereeniging Gymnasium   

X

X

X

Sedibeng East

77

Volkskool Heidelberg

X

   

Sedibeng East

78

Carel De Wet  Ths   

X

X

X

Sedibeng West

79

Hoërskool Driehoek

X

   

Sedibeng West

80

Sizanani Thusanang Chs

 

X

X

Sedibeng West

81

Thuto-Tiro Chs

X

X

X

Sedibeng West

82

Hoërskool Transvalia

   

X

Sedibeng West

84

Hoërskool Vanderbijlpark

   

X

Sedibeng West

85

Highlands north Boys High School

X

   

Johannesburg East

86

Jeppe High School For Boys

X

   

Johannesburg East

87

Kwabhekilanga Secondary School

     

Johannesburg East

88

Malvern Hs

 

X

X

Johannesburg East

89

Umqhele Chs

X

X

X

Johannesburg East

90

Bona Hs

     

Johannesburg North

91

Delta Park Lsen School

   

X

Johannesburg East

92

Ferndale High School

   

X

Johannesburg North

93

Greenside Hs

 

X

 

Johannesburg North

94

Itirele-Zenzele Chs

     

Johannesburg North

95

Langlaagte Ths     

 

X

X

Johannesburg North

96

Linden

X

   

Johannesburg North

97

Musi Comprehensive High School

X

   

Johannesburg North

98

Progress Chs

X

X

 

Johannesburg North

99

Rand Park High School

X

   

Johannesburg North

100

Westbury Secondary School

   

X

Johannesburg North

101

Moses Maren Mission Technical Secondary School

X

 

X

Johannesburg South

102

Ennerdale Ss

 

X

X

Johannesburg South

103

John Orr Ths       

X

X

X

Johannesburg South

104

Allen Glen Hs

X

X

 

Johannesburg West

105

Anchor Chs

 

x

x

Johannesburg North

106

Die Burger Hs

 

X

 

Johannesburg West

107

Florida Hs

X

X

 

Johannesburg West

108

Jabulani Ths

X

X

X

Johannesburg central

109

Kelokitso Chs

X

X

X

Johannesburg West

110

Lantern Hs

X

   

Johannesburg West

111

Mokgome Ss

X

   

Johannesburg West

112

Princess Hs

 

X

 

Johannesburg West

113

Roodepoort

X

   

Johannesburg West

114

Sizwile School For The Deaf

   

X

Johannesburg West

115

Die Fakkel

X

 

X

Johannesburg central

117

Missouri Sec.School          

 

X

X

Johannesburg central

118

Mondeor High School

X

   

Johannesburg central

119

Tetelo Ss

X

X

X

Johannesburg central

120

Altmont Technical High School

X

   

Johannesburg centra

121

Akasia H/S

X

   

Tshwane West

122

Langenhoven Hs

   

X

Tshwane West

123

Mh Baloyi Ss

X

X

X

Tshwane West

124

Nick Mpshe Ss

X

X

 

Tshwane West

125

Pretoria- Noord

X

   

Tshwane West

126

Pretoria Tuine Ths

X

X

X

Tshwane West

127

Soshanguve Technical Ss

X

X

X

Tshwane South

128

Bracken Hs

X

X

 

Ekurhuleni South

129

Dinamika

 

X

 

Ekurhuleni South

130

Dr Eg Jansen

X

   

Ekurhuleni South

131

Elspark Hs      

X

X

X

Ekurhuleni South

132

Fumana Ss

 

X

X

Ekurhuleni South

133

Germiston Hs

   

X

Ekurhuleni South

134

Alberton Hs (Afr)

X

   

Sedibeng East

135

Katlehong Ths

X

X

X

Ekurhuleni South

136

Landulwazi Chs

 

X

 

Ekurhuleni South

137

Marais Viljoen  Hs         

X

X

X

Ekurhuleni South

138

Oosterlig

X

   

Ekurhuleni South

139

Sunward Park Hs

X

   

Ekurhuleni South

140

Vosloorus Chs

 

X

X

Ekurhuleni South

Province: North West

Schools Offering Technical Subjects Per District Annual Survey 2015

 

North West Technical High School List

 

Name of school

Civil Technology

Electrical Technology

Mechanical Technology

 

Bojanala District

     
 

Hartbeespoort

X

-

X

 

Bersig

X

-

 
 

Hebron

X

X

X

 

Mmankala

X

X

X

 

Brits High School

X

X

X

 

Wagpos

X

X

X

 

Pres. Mangope

X

X

X

 

Tlhabane

X

X

X

 

Rustenburg Ths

X

X

X

 

Dr Kenneth Kaunda District

     
 

Schoonspruit

X

X

X

 

Cocekani

X

X

X

 

Klerksdorp Ths

X

X

X

 

Vaal Reefs

X

X

X

 

Orkney

X

-

X

 

Botoka

X

X

X

 

Potchefstroom Ths

X

X

X

 

Volkskool

X

X

X

 

Wolmaransstad

X

X

X

 

Bloemhof Hs

X

   
 

Scheizerenek Hs

X

   
 

Dr Segomotsi Mompati District

     
 

Mankuroana

X

X

X

 

Pule Leeuw

X

X

X

 

Vryburg

X

X

X

 

Colinda High

X

   
 

Tong

X

X

X

 

Ngaka Modiri Molema District

     
 

Boitseanape

X

X

X

 

Fm Ramaboa

X

X

X

 

Coligny High

X

   
 

Koster High

X

   
 

Lichtenburg

X

X

X

 

Moedwil

X

X

X

 

Onkgopotso Tiro

X

X

X

 

Ramotshere

X

X

X

 

Ikageleng

X

X

 
 

Sewagodimo

X

X

 
 

Swartruggens Com

X

   
 

Zeerust Hs

X

 

X

Province: Free State

Schools Offering Technical Subjects per District Annual Survey 2015

 

Name of school

District

Civil Technology

Electrical Technology

Mechanical Technology

 

Academia Ss

Lejweleputswa

X

   
 

Afrikaans Krd

Fezile Dabi

X

   
 

Barnard Molokoane

Fezile Dabi

X

X

X

 

Bethlehem Comp.

Thabo Mofutsanyana

X

X

X

 

Bloemfontein High

Motheo

X

   
 

Bothaville Comb.

Lejweleputswa

X

   
 

Commtech

Motheo

X

X

X

 

Dr R Cingo

Fezile Dabi

X

X

X

 

Dr Viljoen Ss

Motheo

X

 

X

 

Fichardpark S.S

Motheo

X

X

X

 

Ficksburg Comp.

Thabo Mofutsanyana

X

X

X

 

Harrismith High

Thabo Mofutsanyana

X

X

 
 

Heatherdale

Motheo

X

X

X

 

Heilbron Comb.

Fezile Dabi

X

   
 

Hennenman

Lejweleputswa

X

   
 

Hentie Cilliers

Lejweleputswa

X

   
 

Hodisa

Motheo

X

X

X

 

Hoopstad Comb.

Lejweleputswa

X

   
 

Hts Louis Botha

Motheo

X

X

X

 

Hts Sasolburg

Fezile Dabi

X

X

X

 

Hts Welkom

Lejweleputswa

X

 

X

 

Iketsetseng

Fezile Dabi

X

X

X

 

Landboudal Agri

Xhariep

X

   
 

Jim Fouche Ss

Motheo

X

   
 

Kagisho

Motheo

X

X

X

 

Koffiefontein

Xhariep

X

X

 
 

Kroonstad Comp.

Fezile Dabi

X

X

X

 

Ladybrand

Motheo

X

   
 

Lenakeng

Lejweleputswa

X

 

X

 

Lenyora La Thuto

Motheo

X

X

X

 

Lerato U Thando

Thabo Mofutsanyana

X

X

X

 

Leseding

Lejweleputswa

X

 

X

 

Makabelane

Thabo Mofutsanyana

X

X

X

 

Martie Du Plessies

Motheo

   

X

 

Morena Mokopela

Thabo Mofutsanyana

 

X

 
 

Navalsig

Motheo

 

X

 
 

Olien Ss

Xhariep

X

   
 

Oziel Selele

Lejweleputswa

X

 

X

 

Panorama

Xhariep

X

   
 

Parys

Fezile Dabi

X

   
 

Paul Erasmus

Thabo Mofutsanyana

X

   
 

Reitz

Thabo Mofutsanyana

X

   
 

Retief Ss (Kestel)

Thabo Mofutsanyana

X

   
 

Riebeeckstad Ss

Lejweleputswa

X

   
 

Salomon Senekal

Fezile Dabi

X

   
 

Sand Du Plessis

Motheo

X

   
 

Sentraal

Motheo

X

   
 

Staatspres. Swart

Lejweleputswa

X

   
 

Thakameso

Fezle Dabi

X

X

X

 

Tikwana

Lejweleputswa

X

 

X

 

Vaalpark

Fezile Dabi

X

   
 

Villiers

Fezile Dabi

     
 

Voortrekker

Thabo Mofutsanyana

X

 

X

 

Vrede

Thabo Mofutsanyana

   

X

 

Welkom Gimnasium

Lejweleputswa

     
 

Welkom High

Lejweleputswa

X

   
 

Wessel Maree

Lejweleputswa

X

   
 

Wilgeriver Ss (Frankfort)

Fezile Dabi

X

   
 

Witteberg

Thabo Mofutsanyana

X

   
 

Zastron

Xhariep

X

   

Province: Mpumalanga

Schools Offering Technical Subjects per District

 

Name of School 

Civil Technology

Electrical Technology

Mechanical Technology

 District

 

Acek Academy PRIVATE

 

 

 

Ehlanzeni

 

Alpheus D Nkosi Secondary School

X

   

Gert Sibande

 

Bonginsimbi Comprehensive School

X

X

X

Nkangala

 

Botleng Secondary School

     

Nkangala

 

Dd Mabuza Comprehensive School

X

X

X

Ehlanzeni

 

Elukhanyisweni Secondary School

X

 

X

Nkangala

 

Eric Nxumalo High School

X

 

X

Bothlabela

 

Gekombineerde Skool Balfour

X

 

X

Gert Sibande

 

Gekombineerde Skool Hendrina

     

Nkangala

 

Hazyview Comprehensive School

X

X

X

Ehlanzeni

 

Highveld Park High School

     

Gert Sibande

 

Highveld Secondary School

X

X

X

Gert Sibande

 

Hoedspruit Independent College

     

Bothlabela

 

Hoërskool Barberton

     

Ehlanzeni

 

Hoërskool Bergvlam

X

X

X

Ehlanzeni

 

Hoërskool Delmas

X

   

Nkangala

 

Hoërskool Ermelo

X

   

Gert Sibande

 

Hoërskool Evander

     

Gert Sibande

 

Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog

     

Nkangala

 

Hoërskool Hoogenhout

X

   

Gert Sibande

 

Hoërskool Kanonkop

 

X

X

Nkangala

 

Hoërskool Kriel

X

   

Nkangala

 

Hoërskool Lydenburg

X

X

 

Bothlabela

 

Hoërskool Middelburg

     

Nkangala

 

Hoërskool Nelspruit

X

   

Ehlanzeni

 

Hoërskool Oosterland

X

X

X

Gert Sibande

 

Hoërskool Piet Retief

X

X

 

Gert Sibande

 

Hoërskool Rob Ferreira

X

X

X

Ehlanzeni

 

Hoërskool Secunda

X

 

X

Gert Sibande

 

Hoërskool Sybrand Van Niekerk

   

X

Bothlabela

 

Hts Middelburg

X

X

X

Nkangala

 

Hts Witbank

X

X

X

Nkangala

 

Ithafa Secondary School

X

 

X

Gert Sibande

 

Komatipoort Akademie

     

Ehlanzeni

 

Kusasalethu Secondary School

X

X

X

Gert Sibande

 

Lekete High School

X

X

X

Bothlabela

 

Ligbron Academy Of Technology

X

X

X

Gert Sibande

 

Mabande Comprehensive High School

X

X

X

Nkangala

 

Makuke Secondary School

X

X

 

Bothlabela

 

Maqhawuzela Combined School

 

X

 

Gert Sibande

 

Masizakhe Secondary School

X

   

Gert Sibande

 

Middelburg Combined

X

   

Nkangala

 

Morgenzon Landbou Akademie

 

X

X

Gert Sibande

 

Mphalali Secondary School

 

X

 

Nkangala

 

Mphanama Secondary School

X

X

X

Nkangala

 

Ramoshidi Secondary School

X

X

X

Nkangala

 

Samora Machel

 

X

 

Ehlanzeni

 

Sinethemba Secondary School

 

X

X

Gert Sibande

 

Zinikeleni Secondary School

X

X

X

Gert Sibande

 

Makause

   

X

Nkangala

Province: Kwa-Zulu Natal

Schools Offering Technical Subjects per District

 

Name Of School 

Civil Technology

Electrical Technology

Mechanical Technology

 District

 

Nomathiya S

X

X

X

Umkhanyakude

 

Igugu Lesizwe

X

   

Umkhanyakude

 

Justice Nxumalo Ss

X

 

X

Umkhanyakude

 

Moses Zikhali Ss

   

X

Umkhanyakude

 

Phumanyova Hs

   

X

Zululand

 

Khondlo Ss

X

   

Zululand

 

Isiphosethu Ss

 

X

 

Umkhanyakude

 

Babmbanani Hs

   

X

Zululand

 

Dundee Hs

   

X

Umzinyathi

 

Richards Bay Ss

   

X

Uthungulu

 

Empangeni Hs

     

Uthungulu

 

Richardsbaai Hs

X

 

X

Uthungulu

 

Lubhoko Comprehensive H

 

X

 

Umkhanyakude

 

Ezibukweni S

 

X

 

Umkhanyakude

 

Injula Combined

 

X

 

Umkhanyakude

 

Sinethezekile Combined

 

X

 

Umkhanyakude

 

Gudu S

 

X

 

Zululand

 

Ngali S

 

X

 

Zululand

 

Vryheid Comprehensive S

X

X

X

Zululand

 

Mahlabathini H

 

X

 

Zululand

 

Bambanani Hs

X

   

Zululand

 

Ekudubekeni Ss

X

   

Zululand

 

Masibumbane H

 

X

 

Zululand

 

Ndlovana H

 

X

 

Zululand

 

Falaza H

 

X

X

Zululand

 

Masibhekane H

 

X

 

Zululand

 

Mathangetshitshi H

 

X

 

Zululand

 

Langa Js

 

X

 

Zululand

 

Gqokinsimbi Js

X

X

X

Uthungulu

 

Phangifa Com-Tech

 

X

X

Uthungulu

 

Majiya S

X

X

X

Uthungulu

 

Muntonokudla S

 

X

 

Uthungulu

 

Qhakaza S

 

X

 

Uthungulu

 

Tisand Technical H

X

X

X

Uthungulu

 

Zenzeleni Mashamase S

 

X

 

Uthungulu

 

Velangaye H

X

X

 

Uthungulu

 

Emkhayideni Technical H

 

X

X

Uthungulu

 

Khombindlela H

 

X

 

Uthungulu

 

mthiyaqhwa Ss

X

   

Uthungulu

 

Lizwi S

 

X

 

Uthungulu

 

Bizimali Hs

X

   

Uthungulu

 

Ntongande H

 

X

 

Uthungulu

 

Tholokuhle S

 

X

 

Uthungulu

 

Tabhane S

X

X

 

Uthukela

 

Ubulinga S

 

X

 

Uthukela

 

Enkomokazini THS

X

   

Uthukela

 

Drakensberg Comprehensive H

 

X

X

Uthukela

 

Enkomokazini Technical H

 

X

X

Uthukela

 

Klipriver Hs

X

   

Uthukela

 

Ladysmith Ss

X

   

Uthukela

 

Sarel Cilliers S

 

X

X

Umzinyathi

 

Sihayo H

 

X

X

Umzinyathi

 

Buhlebuyeza S

 

X

 

Umzinyathi

 

Indonsa S

 

X

 

Amajuba

 

Ferrum H

 

X

X

Amajuba

 

Edendale Technical H

X

X

X

Umgungundlovu

 

Linpark H

X

X

X

Umgungundlovu

 

Voortrekker H

 

X

 

Umgungundlovu

 

Sukuma Comprehensive

 

X

X

Umgungundlovu

 

Emzamweni H

 

X

 

Umgungundlovu

 

Matatane Ss

   

X

Umgungundlovu

 

ML Sultan PMB Ss

X

 

X

Umgungundlovu

 

Isibani Academy

   

X

Umgungundlovu

 

Tridel Study and Education Centre

X

 

X

Umgungundlovu

 

Mthuli Ss

X

   

Umgungundlovu

 

Ikusaselihle Ss

X

   

Umgungundlovu

 

Zibukezulu Tech

X

   

Umgungundlovu

 

Inkosi U-Mdibaniso Comprehensive H

X

X

 

Ugu

 

Kwafica H

 

X

 

Ugu

 

Ingwemabala Comp Hs

X

   

Ugu

 

Suid - Natal

X

   

Ugu

 

Meadowlands S

X

X

 

Umlazi

 

Chesterville S

 

X

X

Umlazi

 

Fairvale S

X

X

X

Umlazi

 

George Campbell Technical H

X

X

X

Umlazi

 

Grosvenor Boys` H

 

X

 

Umlazi

 

Kwamakhutha Comprehensive H

 

X

X

Umlazi

 

Durban Academy Hs

   

X

Umlazi

 

Sibusisiwe Comprehensive Technical H

 

X

X

Umlazi

 

Risecliff Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Southlands Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Burnwood Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Werda Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Sea Cow Lake Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Newhaven Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Marklands Ss

   

X

Umlazi

 

Esizibeni sivananda Comp Hs

X

 

X

Umlazi

 

Merebank Ss

   

X

Umlazi

 

Centenary Ss

   

X

Umlazi

 

Rossburg Hs

   

X

Umlazi

 

Meadowlands THS

   

X

Umlazi

 

Siyabonga S

 

X

 

Umlazi

 

Clairwood S

X

X

X

Umlazi

 

Ogwini Comprehensive

X

X

X

Umlazi

 

Zwelibanzi Ss

X

 

X

Umlazi

 

Umlazi Comtech

X

X

X

Umlazi

 

Isipingo Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Lugobe Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Kwamakhutha Comp Hs

X

   

Umlazi

 

Strelitzia Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Kuswag Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

New West Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Arena Parks Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Zwelethu Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Makhumbuza Hs

X

   

Umlazi

 

Mziwamandla Hs

X

   

Umlazi

 

Crossmoor Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Ganges Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Siyabonga Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Asoka Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Chartsworth Ss

X

   

Umlazi

 

Wyebank S

X

X

X

Pinetown

 

Nilgiri Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Kwantebeni Comp

X

   

Pinetown

 

Amandlethu Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Mvaba Hs

X

   

Pinetown

 

Newlands East Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Avoca Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Brookdale Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Foresthaven Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Havenparks Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Northmeads Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Palmview Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Mountview Ss

   

X

Pinetown

 

Westham Ss

   

X

Pinetown

 

Intsikelelo Ss

X

 

X

Pinetown

 

Phoenix Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Rydalparks Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Sastri parks

X

   

Pinetown

 

Solvista Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Tongaat Ss

X

   

Pinetown

 

Trenance Manors

X

   

Pinetown

 

Trenace Parks Ss

   

X

Pinetown

 

Nqabakazulu H

X

X

X

Pinetown

 

Makahapha combined

   

X

Pinetown

 

Ndgengetho Hs

   

X

Umlazi

 

Phoenix Technical S

 

X

 

Pinetown

 

Sivananda Technical H

 

X

X

Pinetown

 

Inanda Newtown Comprehensive

X

X

X

Pinetown

 

Pinetown Boys High

   

X

Pinetown

 

Sithengile Ss

   

X

Pinetown

 

Phoenix THS

X

 

X

Pinetown

 

Sithabile Ss

   

X

Pinetown

 

Belverton Ss

   

X

Pinetown

 

Glenhaven Ss

X

 

X

Pinetown

 

Isinyabusi H

 

X

 

Ilembe

 

Glenhills Ss

   

X

Ilembe

 

Stanger Ml Sultan S

X

X

X

Ilembe

 

Stanger Ss

   

X

Ilembe

 

Chief Ngonyama S

X

X

X

Ilembe

 

Lihlithemba S

X

X

X

Ilembe

 

Nombika S

 

X

 

Ilembe

 

Isinyabusi Hs

X

   

Ilembe

 

Tshelenkosi Ss

X

   

Ilembe

 

Nombika Ss

X

   

Ilembe

 

Tugela Ss

   

X

Ilembe

 

Ixopo Hs

   

X

Sisonke

 

Dinyeka Hs

   

X

Sisonke

 

Singisi Comp H

   

X

Sisonke

 

Dingeka Hs

X

   

Sisonke

 

Sesiyabonga Hs

X

   

Amajuba

 

Dedangifunde Hs

X

   

Amajuba

2. Details of subject offering by learners taking Electrical Technology

Choice 1

Choice 2

Mathematics

Technical Mathematics

Physical Science

Technical Science

Electrical Technology

Electrical Technology

Engineering Graphics & Design Engineering Graphics & Design

Engineering Graphics & Design Engineering Graphics & Design

Engineering Graphics & Design Engineering Graphics & Design is compulsory for Choice 1 or Choice 2.

Additionally, a learner may opt to take an eighth and ninth subject with these above packages. Subjects that could be considered by learners as additional subjects that have a strong linkage with Electrical Technology are:

  • Information Technology
  • Computer Applications Technology

Details of subject offering by learners taking Mechanical Technology

Choice 1

Choice 2

Mathematics

Technical Mathematics

Physical Science

Technical Science

Mechanical Technology

Mechanical Technology

Engineering Graphics & Design Engineering Graphics & Design

Engineering Graphics & Design Engineering Graphics & Design

Engineering Graphics & Design Engineering Graphics & Design is compulsory for Choice 1 or Choice 2.

Additionally, a learner may opt to take an eighth and ninth subject with these above packages. Subjects that could be considered by learners as additional subjects that have a strong linkage with Mechanical Technology are:

  • Information Technology
  • Computer Applications Technology

Details of subject offering by learners taking Civil Technology

Choice 1

Choice 2

Mathematics

Technical Mathematics

Physical Science

Technical Science

Civil Technology

Civil Technology

Engineering Graphics & Design Engineering Graphics & Design

Engineering Graphics & Design Engineering Graphics & Design

Engineering Graphics & Design Engineering Graphics & Design is compulsory for Choice 1 or Choice 2.

Additionally, a learner may opt to take an eighth and ninth subject with these above packages. Subjects that could be considered by learners as additional subjects that have a strong linkage with Civil Technology are:

  • Information Technology
  • Computer Applications Technology

(3)(a) The Department of Basic Education (DBE) in conjunction with provinces has retrained one thousand and sixty (1660) teachers which were in the system and these teachers are skilled in the required specialisation areas. The teachers have been trained at Skills training centres in all the technology subjects, as follows;

Civil Technology, specialisation,

  • Construction
  • Woodworking
  • Civil services

Electrical Technology specialising on,

  • Power Systems
  • Digital electronics
  • Electronics

and Mechanical Technology specialising on,

  • Automotive
  • Fitting and Machining
  • Welding

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) in conjunction with provinces has also retrained one thousand and thirty (1030) teachers in Technical Mathematics and Technical Sciences.

(b) The schools that will be introducing the new curriculum have been within the recapitalisation programme and therefore been recapitalised with the required resources and teaching spaces. The schools that were not recapitalised are fully equipped and have functional workshops.

(4) Yes, learners will have a choice of offering a combination Technical Sciences and Technical Mathematics.

(5) Yes, the aptitude testing is being considered within the limits of legislation. The reason for this consideration is to determine the learner’s strengths, weaknesses and ability which would provide guidance for schools and educators in advising learners to choose the correct subjects. It will also determine learner’s career paths and could in turn have an impact on the grade 12 pass and failure rate. It would also have an impact on the quality of passes.

Schools could make use of the Educational Operational Services physiologist at district offices and physiologist at schools for learners with special needs.

01 December 2015 - NW3821

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

(1)With reference to her department’s Early Grade Reading Study project in 150 project schools and 80 control schools in North West, (a) how many (i) schools have been supplied with lesson plans and (ii) grade readers have been trained in the teaching and reading of Setswana, (b) what progress has been made in respect of (i) on-site support programmes to teachers from reading coaches, accompanied by scripted lesson plans and graded reading materials and (ii) packages designed to improve parental involvement in monitoring learning to read; (2) when will the specified programme be rolled out to other provinces?

Reply:

There are three separate interventions, each occurring in a group of 50 schools. Group 1 receives centralized teacher training (2 times 2-day workshops per year), lesson plans and graded readers. All 50 schools received the lesson plans and graded readers. Teacher attendance at the February training session was 60% and it was 84% in July. Group 2 receives the same package of lesson plans and graded readers but instead of centralized training, this group receives on-site coaching and afternoon cluster training sessions held by the coach together with teachers from a small number of nearby schools. All 50 schools have been given the lesson plans and graded readers and have received coaching visits to the school. Teacher attendance rates at the cluster sessions were 100% in Term 2, 82% in Term 3 and 93% in Term 4. The third group of 50 schools receives the parent involvement intervention. In these schools Community Reading Coaches (CRCs) have been recruited and trained to run weekly afternoon sessions open to all grade 1 parents. A total of 30 sessions is scheduled for each year covering a total of 10 topics per year. Each topic has 3 sessions where the topic is the same but the activities of the session differ. Thus a parent can attend roughly 1 in 3 sessions and still be exposed to all topics, while parents who attend more regularly can still enjoy fresh activities. Parent attendance has been a challenge in these schools with attendance rates dropping from 35% for the orientation sessions and Topic 1 to 18% for Topic 4. Creative ways to encourage greater attendance in 2016 will need to be considered.

(2) when will the specified programme be rolled out to the other provinces?NW4566E

After the impact evaluation of the Early Grade Reading Study interventions conclusions will be drawn about the cost-effectiveness of each intervention. The Research Team will then make specific recommendations based on the findings. The final evaluation will be concluded by mid-2017. If one (or perhaps two) of the interventions are found to be cost-effective ways to improve the acquisition of home language reading the DBE will then investigate ways to expand the most cost-effective programme or elements of it in 2018 and/or beyond. This will depend on resource availability, including at provincial education departments who will have to take primary responsibility for implementation.

01 December 2015 - NW4081

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What is the nature of the intangible assets for which inadequate financial records are being kept and which has been an audit qualification for his department since the 2013-14 financial year?

Reply:

The intangible assets for which inadequate financial records were found, as per the audit findings, are kept electronically in the form of the master register in line with the Electronic Communications and Transaction (ECT) Act 25 of 2002. This is in conformance with paragraph 17(1) under production of document or information which states that subject to section 28 where a law requires a person to produce a document or information, that requirement is met if the person produces, by means of data message, an electronic form of that document or information”.

The intangible assets refer to software applications acquired from external service provider(s), that evinced financial implications for the department during 2013-2014 financial year. The asset register submitted to the auditors excluded professional services and software licences, as the department deemed these to be expenses and therefore should not be capitalised. However the auditors advised otherwise as they regarded these as professional services and developmental costs that must be capitalised.

The qualification audit report is based on the inclusion of the professional services and software licences as per the advice of the Auditor General, whilst the department felt that it should have been excluded due to the irrelevancy in terms of them no longer being in use.

These inclusions meant that the closing balance will be adjusted to reflect the amendments.

30 November 2015 - NW3897

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1) When will the backlog of new appointees in the Public Service who have not been able to successfully complete the compulsory induction programme be eliminated; (2) How will his department make up for the failure to successfully implement the compulsory induction programme, which has affected public servants’ careers?

Reply:

  1. The National School of Government anticipates that the backlog will be eliminated in 2018.
  2. The National School of Government, in cooperation with the Department of Public Service and Administration and the National Treasury, ensured removal of PERSAL restriction to allow PERSAL controllers to confirm public servants’ probation should they successfully meet with their workplace requirements. New recruits who were appointed in July 2012 receive confirmation of their pay progression from 01 April 2016. Officials are therefore not negatively affected in terms of their careers. Professional development in line with personal development and work place skills plans of departments are actioned as normal.

30 November 2015 - NW3975

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Whether his department (a) has done any studies or (b) is in possession of any studies comparing the morale levels of staff in the Public Service with that of staff in the private sector; if not, why not, in each case; if so, (i) what are the findings of the specified studies and (ii) are the specified studies and subsequent findings publicly available; (2) whether the specified findings have identified any shortcomings in the Public Service and in comparison to the private sector; if so, what steps has he taken to improve the morale of staff in the Public Service since the findings of the specified studies were revealed?

Reply:

(1) The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has not done studies comparing morale levels of staff in the public service with that of staff in the private sector.

However, the department is working with the Offices of the premier in all provinces and national departments in institutionalising the periodic assessments of employee morale/satisfaction in their respective provinces and sectors. The focus of the department currently is largely on building internal capacity within government departments by providing technical support, requisite tools and instruments for effective assessment of employee morale/satisfaction.

(2) Falls away.

30 November 2015 - NW3976

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Rabotapi, Mr MW to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any of the entities reporting to him have done any studies to compare the salaries of employees in the Public Service to those employees in the private sector; if not, why not; if so, (i) when last was such a study conducted, (ii) what were the findings in each case and (iii) are the specified studies publicly available?

Reply:

(a) Every five (5) years, the Department for Public Service and Administration conducts a Personnel Expenditure Review (PER) study to determine the status of remuneration matters in the Public Service.

(i) The last study was conducted in 2012.

(ii) The study found that employees on the lower salary levels, i.e. salary levels 1 to 10 compared favorably to the market median. However, employees remunerated on salary levels 11 to 16 compared below the acceptable range of the market median.

(iii) The Personnel Expenditure Review was distributed to all participatory stakeholders.

30 November 2015 - NW3727

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Terblanche, Ms JF to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)With reference to paragraph 51 of the Report of the Auditor-General on the North West Department of Health for the 2014-15 financial year, where it is stated that (a) the National Assembly has instructed the National Department of Health and the National Treasury to conduct an investigation on all capital projects of the North West Department of Health and (b) the detailed findings of this report were not submitted to the auditors, therefore the Auditor-General was unable to consider the impact of these findings on its report, (i) when was the specified investigation commissioned and (ii) who conducted the specified investigation; (2) was the specified investigation completed; if not, when will it be (a) completed and (b) tabled in Parliament; if so, (i) when was it tabled in Parliament and (ii) what was the total cost of the specified investigation?

Reply:

1 (a)

Yes, the National Department of Health requested National Treasury (NT) to investigate expenditure under the Hospital Revitalisation Grant in the North West Provincial Department of Health for the financial year 2011/12.

1 (b)

Yes, the NT completed its investigation, and provided detailed reports with findings and recommendations to the National Department of Health on 21 February 2014. Detailed copies of the reports were provided to National Department of Health, Office of the Premier in the North West Provincial Government and the MEC of the Department of Health in North West.

1 (b) (i)

The Investigation was commissioned on 18 January 2013 to the National Treasury by the National Department of Health.

1 (b) (ii)

The National Treasury’s Office of Accountant-General investigation team together with its co-sourced forensic investigation firm, JGL Forensic Services.

2 (a)

The Investigation was completed by the 21 February 2014.

2 (b) (i)

The National Department of Health is responsible for tabling the report, as NT executed the investigation at the request of National Department of Health.

2 (b) (ii)

The total forensic investigation costs were R4.4 Million.

30 November 2015 - NW3892

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

What (a) was the budget for the compensation of employees of each (i) national department, (ii) entity of any national department, (iii) organ of state and (iv) department of each of the provincial governments in the (aa) 2012-13, (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) 2014-15 financial years and (b) is the budget in each specified case for the 2015-16 financial year?

Reply:

(a)(b) The responsibility of budget for the compensation of employees of national departments, entities of national departments, organs of state and provincial departments rests with the National Treasury.

30 November 2015 - NW3880

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

(1)Whether any investigation is currently underway and/or was conducted into the non-compliance of municipalities with the Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act, Act 29 of 2014, in the 2014-15 financial year; if not, why not; if so, which municipalities (a) are being and/or (b) have been investigated; (2) (a) what is the current status of each of the specified investigations and (b) when is it anticipated that the investigations will be completed; (3) what has he found are the causes for the municipalities’ non-compliance with the specified Act; (4) whether he is taking any steps to ensure the compliance of the municipalities with the specified Act; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. In the 2014/15 financial year 40 municipalities were assessed regarding compliance with the rating aspects of the Municipal Property Rates Act (the Act). 29 of the 40 municipalities were found not to be compliant with certain provisions of the Act. These include the requirement for adopting and publishing in the Provincial Gazette the by-law to give effect to the implementation of the municipal rates policy as well as the resolution levying rates (section 6 and 14 of the Act).

The department wrote letters to the 29 of the 40 municipalities that were found to be non-compliant. The letters outlined issues of non-compliance and how those matters should be addressed. Monitoring of municipal progress towards resolution of those matters indicate that as of 9 October 2015, 15 of the 29 previously non-compliant municipalities are now in compliance. The department will continue monitoring municipal compliance with the Act with the objective of addressing non-compliant matters as part of the 2016/17 municipal budget preparation process.

2. Please refer to (1) above and (4) below.

3. From the monitoring and assessments conducted, some of the causes were lack of understanding that Council adopted documents (i.e by-laws to give effect to rates policies and resolution levying rates) must be published in the relevant Provincial Gazette as required by the law. After identifying these kinds of non-compliance, a Circular (with specimen by-law and resolution levying rates) was issued to all municipalities on 10 April 2015.

4. Yes. As already indicated in (1) and (3) above, the department is continuing to monitor municipal compliance with the critical provisions of the Act and where required it provides the necessary guidance. Whilst in the 2014-15 financial year only 40 municipalities were assessed for compliance, for the 2015/16 financial year the number is 152, and this is envisaged to increase to 193 in 2016/17 financial year, and thereafter all municipalities will be assessed on an annually basis. The objective is to institutionalise municipal compliance with critical provisions of the Act.

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30 November 2015 - NW3757

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Whether, in view of the enormous publicity given in print and on television regarding the 36 000 ghost workers on the payroll of North West, he has ascertained (a) how such an army of ghost workers remained undetected for years and (b) the resultant cost to the taxpayer; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether ghost workers are also drawing salaries and benefits in (a) other (i) provincial and (ii) national departments and (b) municipalities; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) why the Government has failed to (a) undertake annual audits of its employees and (b) run unannounced checks to verify figures; (4) what action has been taken against managers and recipients who have defrauded the state; (5) what measures the Government has in place to run departments efficiently, ethically and economically?

Reply:

  1. The Department of Public Service and Administration is aware of the pronouncements made in the media in relation to 36 000 ghost workers in the North West province. This matter is currently under investigation.
  2. The management and employment of public servants at national and provincial level is managed through a decentralized human resource management framework where Heads of Department and Executive Authorities are responsible for the employment and management of their own employees. Currently Municipal workers do not fall within the ambit of the Public Service’s human resource management framework. Departments’ employee numbers and payroll fall under the purview of the respective Executive Authorities and are audited by the Auditor-General.
  3. Mechanisms for annual audit and verification on the number of government employees are in place. A process of strengthening these mechanisms to mitigate the challenges of ghost employees, amongst others is currently underway, these process include the cleaning up of the PERSAL System.
  4. Fraud and non-compliance to the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 and the Treasury Regulations and other legal prescripts are dealt with through the disciplinary processes.
  5. The Public Finance Management Act, and the Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) Outcome 12 amongst others, outlines government’s endeavors to ensure that departments are run efficiently, effectively and economically. Furthermore, government has introduced the National School of Government, which provide training programme to the public servant in order to ensure that these public servants run government departments efficiently, effectively and economically.

30 November 2015 - NW3560

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Maynier, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

Whether the cost containment measures outlined in National Treasury Instruction 01 of 2013/2014 have been included as a prescription in the revised Ministerial Handbook; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The National Treasury Instruction paragraph 1.2 states that, “cost containment measures related to Executive Authorities will be prescribed in the Revised Ministerial Handbook. The process to review the Ministerial Handbook is at advance stages of completion. The Inter-Ministerial Committee established for this purpose met on 17 November 2015 to finalise its inputs. The matter will now be submitted to the Cabinet Secretariat for further processing to the Cabinet for approval

30 November 2015 - NW3898

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

Has the National School of Government developed any training programmes that are unique to the needs of the public service in the (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15 financial years; if not, why not; if so, (i) what are the relevant details of the specified training programmes and (ii) how many public servants have successfully completed the specified training programmes?

Reply:

Yes. The National School of Government has developed and reviewed 27 training programmes that are unique to the needs of the public service.

(i) Relevant details of the specified training programmes are as follows:

(a) 2013-14

  • Finance Management and Budgeting,
  • Mentoring Support for Supervisors
  • Support for the Transfer of Learning
  • Re-orientation Programme, and
  • Citizen Centred Service Delivery
  • Review of CIP Module 4

(b) 2014-15

  • Anti-corruption L4
  • Anti-corruption L5
  • Breaking Barriers to Entry into Public Service
  • Compulsory Induction Programme for Levels 13-14
  • Developing HRD Implementation Plans for the Public Service
  • Disability management for Public Service
  • Diversity Management
  • Ethics
  • Excellent Customer Care for Front Line Staff
  • Executive Development Programme
  • Gender Mainstreaming
  • Grievance and Disciplinary Action Procedures
  • Human Resource Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Induction to Human Resource Management in the Public Service
  • Investigating and presiding skills
  • Lead Facilitator Development Programme for Citizen Centred Service Delivery
  • Lead Facilitator Development Programme for Reorientation
  • PAJA
  • Recruitment and Selection in the Public Service Strategic HR Planning for the Achievement of Organisational Results.
  • SCOA
  • Training of Trainers Programme for the Public Service
  • Use of Human Resource Management Information

ii) Number of public servants who have successfully completed the specified training programmes is 30358 in the financial year 2013/14, whilst 38307 public servants have completed their specified training programmes in the financial year 2014/15.

30 November 2015 - NW3890

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)What (a) are the details of each of the investigations that the Public Service Commission will complete in the 2015-16 financial year and (b) investigations are planned for the (i) 2016-17, (ii) 2017-18 and (iii) 2018-19 financial years; (2) what process does the specified commission undertake to develop its schedule of investigations, in alignment with its constitutional mandate; (3) what steps will the specified commission take to ensure that negative findings arising from any of its investigations are appropriately addressed?

Reply:

(1)(a) The PSC’s workplan for the 2015-16 financial year contains the following own accord investigations:

  • Assess the effective, efficient and economic functioning of the Office of the State Attorney
  • Assess the effective, efficient and economic functioning of the Office of the Chief State Law Advisor
  • Skills and competency audit of human resource and financial management of senior managers in the Western Cape
  • An assessment of the effects of organisational restructuring on service delivery in Gauteng
  • An assessment of the management of service terminations and pension payouts in the Public Service
  • Factsheet on irregular appointments in the Public Service
  • Audit on the recruitment and selection processes in the Gauteng Department of Finance
  • An assessment of the handling of disciplinary cases in the Public Service
  • Report on the nature and extent of the protection of whistleblowers and investigators in the Public Service
  • Awarding of higher salaries on appointment and counteroffers in the National Departments of Transport and Labour

The completion date of “investigations conducted on receipt of any complaint lodged with the PSC”, is dependent on a number of factors including the time when the complaint is lodged, the number of allegations contained therein and the complexity of the investigations. The PSC aims to finalize investigations of the complaints lodged with it within ninety (90) days after the receipt of all necessary documentation.

(1)(b) Investigations to be conducted in the ensuing year are determined annually at the Public Service Commission Strategic Planning Session and compilation of a list of these investigations is still a work in progress.

(2) The process to develop a schedule of investigations is informed, amongst others by the Public Service Commission’s (i) legal mandate, (ii) vision and mission, (iii) strategic objectives, and include compilation of Workplans from the trends on the nature of complaints received, previous research conducted and an external environmental scan, this Workplan is presented annually at the Public Commission Strategic Session for consideration and adoption. Furthermore, the Public Service Commission Annual Performance Plan are tabled in Parliament annually

(3) Upon finalization of investigation, a provisional report with findings is forwarded to the relevant executive authority for comment, and should comments be provided, these comments are considered by the Public Service Commission in the issuance of a final report with recommendations. The executive authority is requested to indicate whether it accepts the Public Service Commission recommendations or not. In instances where the recommendations are not accepted, the executive authority should indicate reasons for not accepting the recommendations. The Public Service Commission’s report and findings are submitted to the National Assembly or to Provincial Legislature in line with section 196(6) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996.

30 November 2015 - NW3919

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Whether persons appointed for fixed periods by government departments and paid stipends for their services, such as those who man the various victim support centres, are considered employees of the respective departments; if not, (a) why not, (b) what is the status of the specified employees, (c) for what periods are the specified employees generally employed and (d) how are the stipends calculated; if so, why are the specified employees not paid salaries; (2) whether he has any plans in place to improve the conditions of service of the specified employees; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

(1) Where the employment is temporary in nature, the employee may be appointed under a special contract, on a casual basis or on a sessional basis.

In the Public Service, an employee is defined as a person contemplated in section 8 of the Public Service Act, 1994 (as amended). In terms of section 8(1) of the said Act, the Public Service shall consist of persons who are employed

(a) in posts on the establishment of departments; and

(b) additional to the establishment of departments.

Executive Authority (EA), in terms of section 9 of the Public Service Act, 1994, is vested with the powers to appoint any person in his or her Department in accordance with the Act and in such a manner and on such conditions as may be prescribed. In terms of the provisions of the Public Service Regulations 2001, an Executive Authority may appoint employees on a permanent or temporary basis, either full time or part time.

(a), (b) and (c) Persons appointed in terms of the aforesaid provisions of the Public Service Act, 1994 are employees irrespective of how their remuneration is structured.

It should be noted that the Public Service Act, 1994 is not the only legislative provision whereby departments can obtain the services of persons. In certain cases, other legislation also mandates departments to utilise/employ persons for specific needs, as may be prescribed. Whether persons not employed in terms of the Public Service Act, 1994 are employees or not will have to be derived from either the provisions of the specific legislation that mandates their employment or if no such specific legislation exists, from section 200A of the Labour Relations Act, 1995. (The latter contains general criteria whereby persons are to be deemed employees). Therefore individual departments will be best placed to answer the question pertaining to the utilisation/employment of a specific category of persons/employees in terms of the context outlined in this question.

(d) In terms of the provisions of the Public Service Regulations, an Executive Authority have the powers to determine the grade of a post and as far as possible the salary of a part-time, sessional or temporary employee should be set proportional to the salary of an equally graded full-time equivalent. Where the remuneration is determined on a basis other than job evaluation, the relevant department will be best placed to advise on the basis used to calculate the stipend.

(2) The Public Service Act, 1994, Chapter 2, section 3(5)(a) provides for departments to approach the Minister for a determination regarding the conditions of service of employees generally or categories of employees subject to the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and Collective Agreements.

30 November 2015 - NW3984

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)(a) In which year was her department’s Social Work Scholarship Programme for students pursuing studies in Social Work at universities launched and (b) how much has the specified programme cost her department (i) in each specified financial year and (ii) at each university enrolling such students since its inception; (2) whether her department has (a) tracked the number of graduates produced by the specified programme each year, (b) centred its planning on how many more students it would be able to sponsor through the specified programme in the next few financial years, (c) made provisions in terms of securing employment for the specified students with each of her provincial departments and (d) planned how many new first-year students it would sponsor in the 2016 academic year; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

The hounourable member should get this information from the Department’s annual report tabled in Parliament.

30 November 2015 - NW3552

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Rabotapi, Mr MW to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Whether his department approved the revised organisational organogram of the Northern Cape Department of Education that was submitted to his department for approval; if so, when; if not, (2) did the head of department at the specified education department have the necessary authority based on the revised organogram to (a) appoint an official at a deputy director-general level in 2013 and only advertise the position in 2014 and (b) make several further appointments; (3) what is the current national benchmark for the appointment of a secretary general in a provincial education department?

Reply:

(1) The Minister for Public Service and Administration (MPSA) does not approve organisational structures of departments. The role of the MPSA during the consultation process is to monitor compliance by departments to the relevant organisational design prescripts. The relevant Executive Authorities (EAs) have the authority to approve the organisational structures of their departments after consultation with the MPSA.

The Northern Cape Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Education, submitted a consultation request on the proposed organisational structure to the MPSA on 21 February 2013. The MPSA, on 24 April 2014, concurred with the proposed organizational structure and requested the Department to correctly grade all newly created posts using the Equate Job Evaluation System and to ensure that sufficient funds are available over the medium term prior to commencing with the recruitment process.

(2) The Head of Department derives the necessary authority to approve appointments in his or her department in terms of the approved Delegations from the relevant Executive Authority (EA) to the Head of Department. The Delegations are issued in terms of the Public Service Act and Regulations.

The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) supports departments in the development of their respective Delegations. However, for the period 2013 there was no obligation for departments to submit their approved set of Delegations to the DPSA, which maintain a register of departments’ Delegations.

(3) The Department of Public Service and Administration is not aware of the existence of the post of secretary general refer to in this question.

30 November 2015 - NW4158

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

Whether any feasibility studies for (a) the Technical Assistance Unit for Ethics, Integrity and Discipline Management and (b) the Office of Standards and Compliance for Minimum Norms and Standards for Public Administration were carried out in compliance with Regulation A of Chapter 6 of the Public Service Regulations 2001 as amended; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in terms of the requirements instituted by Regulations A1, A2 and A3 of Chapter 6?

Reply:

(a)(b) Preparatory work towards the establishment of the Unit has started. Such work includes the appointment of an inter-disciplinary team, initiating a process to conduct a feasibility study which will include the development of a business model that provides for a service delivery model; funding arrangement for the Unit and the identification of relevant legislation that is likely to impact on the establishment of the Unit. All of this information will also inform the organisational form of the Unit.

30 November 2015 - NW3828

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

What was the number of employees for each national and provincial department in the public service (a) as at the most recent date of capture on the Vulindlela website and (b) for each similar date in the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13, (iii) 2013-14 and (iv)2014-15 financial years?

Reply:

The number of employees for each national and provincial department in the Public Service, as at the end of each of the requested financial years (March), is provided in the table below. Please note that abnormal and periodical appointments are excluded. Where departments appear to be duplicated it is due to the restructuring of departments over the reporting period (2011/12 to 2014/15). Data was obtained from PERSAL as it is the source system for data published on Vulindlela. No data is directly captured on the Vulindlela website.

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES BY DEPARTMENT
MARCH 2011 TO MARCH 2015

National/Provincial Department

March

2011

March

2012

March

2013

March

2014

March

2015

Eastern Cape

Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism

611

627

605

600

578

 

Education

86 181

82 816

80 154

78 791

74 279

 

Health

40 818

41 186

39 577

38 655

39 470

 

Human Settlements

406

460

544

556

616

 

Local Government and Traditional Affairs

1 584

1 595

1 608

1 637

1 537

 

Office of the Premier

415

402

386

369

402

 

Provincial Planning and ,Treasury

512

545

565

540

480

 

Roads and Public works

3 433

3 601

3 715

3 699

4 163

 

Rural Development and Agrarian Reform

3 404

3 288

3 172

3 051

2 959

 

Safety and Liaison

117

120

121

128

129

 

Social Development and Special Programmes

3 443

4 101

3 929

4 415

4 690

 

Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture

1 198

1 161

1 144

1 205

1 229

 

Transport

1 631

1 668

1 694

1 602

1 602

 

Total

143 753

141 570

137 214

135 248

132 134

Free State

Agriculture

1 090

1 187

1 189

1 194

1 185

 

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs

651

437

378

374

393

 

Economic Development, Tourism and

Environmental Affairs

595

650

680

702

709

 

Education

31 113

31 885

32 013

31 368

30 382

 

Health

16 841

18 915

19 060

19 008

18 388

 

Human Settlements

121

126

206

287

308

 

Office of the Premier

345

348

616

620

612

 

Police, Roads and Transport

2 325

2 388

2 289

2 306

2 552

 

Provincial Treasury

390

402

427

373

398

 

Public Works

2 013

2 432

2 652

2 813

2 153

 

Rural Development

0

0

53

0

0

 

Social Development

1 602

2 003

2 015

2 007

1 999

 

Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation

664

713

694

729

790

 

Total

57 750

61 486

62 272

61 781

59 869

National/Provincial Department

March

2011

March

2012

March

2013

March

2014

March

2015

Gauteng

Agriculture and Rural Development

841

803

850

854

901

 

Community Safety

934

935

968

1 010

1 096

 

Economic Development

353

338

373

357

439

 

Education

79 554

82 134

82 318

83 794

84 353

 

Finance

1 734

1 673

1 197

1 147

1 053

 

Health

62 492

65 078

61 406

62 992

62 894

 

Housing

0

0

0

849

882

 

Infrastructure Development

1 444

1 809

1 987

1 947

1 930

 

Local Government and Traditional Affairs

1 666

1 586

1 582

638

675

 

Office of the Premier

232

235

233

243

271

 

Provincial Treasury

0

0

417

489

500

 

Roads and Transport

2 038

1 908

1 838

1 881

1 999

 

Social Development

0

0

3 469

3 541

4 190

 

Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation

383

392

391

464

473

 

Total

151 671

156 891

157 029

160 206

161 656

Kwazulu- Natal

Agriculture, Environmental Affairs and Rural Development

3 384

3 825

3 729

3 754

2 900

 

Arts and Culture

422

457

463

526

565

 

Community Safety and Liaison

105

105

106

141

165

 

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

1 216

1 331

1 461

1 658

1 633

 

Economic Development and Tourism

298

300

349

432

667

 

Education

106 689

108 058

106 732

108 024

106 715

 

Finance

280

359

462

491

517

 

Health

71 001

78 543

82 436

72 731

71 865

 

Human Settlements

796

733

743

789

763

 

Office of the Premier

319

366

430

447

461

 

Public Works

2 085

2 070

2 086

2 038

1 888

 

Social Development

2 880

3 425

6 005

4 357

3 862

 

Sport and Recreation

172

165

207

233

218

 

The Royal Household

141

143

138

120

108

 

Transport

4 289

4 153

4 022

3 873

4 015

 

Total

194 077

204 033

209 369

199 614

196 342

National/Provincial Department

March

2011

March

2012

March

2013

March

2014

March

2015

Limpopo

Agriculture

4 015

3 946

3 785

3 470

3 281

 

Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs

1 464

2 343

2 286

2 211

2 197

 

Economic Development, Environment and Tourism

1 591

1 595

1 443

1 390

1 390

 

Education

64 425

63 911

62 901

62 768

62 153

 

Health

36 472

38 112

37 094

36 650

37 203

 

Office of the Premier

626

508

486

456

469

 

Provincial Treasury

454

461

441

479

449

 

Public Works

3 403

3 305

2 618

2 764

4 237

 

Roads and Transport

4 560

4 316

4 061

4 101

2 403

 

Safety, Security and Liaison

112

107

104

96

108

 

Social Development

2 658

3 250

3 152

2 962

3 351

 

Sport, Arts and Culture

416

489

457

396

389

 

Total

120 196

122 343

118 828

117 743

117 630

Mpumalanga

Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Administration

1 621

1 718

1 731

1 767

1 602

 

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs

775

789

730

850

867

 

Community Safety, Security and Liaison

176

1 257

1 292

1 371

1 320

 

Culture, Sport and Recreation

312

311

324

482

501

 

Economic Development, Environment and Tourism

490

459

446

457

267

 

Finance

329

332

340

342

326

 

Health

18 026

18 485

18 269

19 225

19 446

 

Human Settlements

351

362

371

376

387

 

Office of the Premier

277

263

254

272

262

 

Public Works, Roads and Transport

5 307

4 109

3 900

3 787

3 643

 

Social Development

1 862

1 879

1 819

1 903

2 069

 

Total

29 526

29 964

29 476

30 832

30 690

National/Provincial Department

March

2011

March

2012

March

2013

March

2014

March

2015

National Departments

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

6 356

6 367

6 445

6 424

6 205

 

Arts and Culture

455

436

448

484

447

 

Basic Education

639

721

746

814

837

 

Civilian Secretariat for the Police Service

0

0

0

0

130

 

Communications

305

299

290

332

301

 

Cooperative Governance

450

486

566

558

475

 

Correctional Services

40 170

41 166

42 216

41 913

40 691

 

Defence

78 663

78 674

78 202

78 649

78 091

 

Economic Development

68

106

118

126

126

 

Energy

485

560

559

547

581

 

Environmental Affairs

941

1 439

1 571

1 762

1 941

 

Government

Communication and Information System

471

493

479

455

472

 

Health

1 276

1 450

1 913

1 893

2 071

 

Higher Education and Training

858

916

1 069

1 234

6 673

 

Home Affairs

9 782

9 655

9 786

10 248

10 251

 

Human Settlements

693

684

663

710

,

637

 

Independent Police Investigative Directorate

270

277

303

308

322

 

International Relations and Cooperation

2 383

2 465

2 439

2 364

2 323

 

Justice and Constitutional Development

22 543

23 248

23 726

23 960

24 851

 

Labour

7 408

7 623

7 708

7 746

8 149

 

Military Veterans

0

0

0

136

228

 

Mineral Resources

1 081

1 108

1 122

1 165

1 115

 

National School of Government

190

184

199

205

204

 

National Treasury

2 122

2 192

2 246

2 300

2 380

 

Office of the Public Service Commission

225

225

261

272

317

 

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

0

139

184

207

261

 

Police

194 293

199 610

198 175

195 182

194 269

 

Public Enterprises

158

168

185

215

225

 

Public Service and Administration

448

420

457

485

461

 

Public Works

5 010

5 851

5 624

5 714

5 783

 

Rural Development and Land Reform

4 565

4 855

4 837

5 596

5 871

 

Science and Technology

421

425

459

477

500

 

Social Development

714

757

748

802

917

National/Provincial Department

March

2011

March

2012

March

2013

March

2014

March

2015

 

Sport and Recreation South Africa

209

189

172

164

174

 

Statistics South Africa

5 429

4 797

3 356

3 577

3 969

 

The Presidency

708

635

677

678

666

 

Tourism

299

401

465

505

530

 

Trade and Industry

1 776

1 881

1 950

1 568

1 563

 

Traditional Affairs

0

0

0

0

79

 

Transport

543

530

592

623

691

 

Water and Sanitation

8 047

7 100

7 209

7 348

7 475

 

Women

44

126

126

137

113

 

Total

400 498

408 658

408 291

407 883

413 365

North West

Agriculture and Rural Development

1 556

1 569

1 525

1 468

1 641

 

Economic Development, Environment and Conservation

192

361

355

408

216

 

Education and Training

30 425

30 242

30 329

30 703

29 473

 

Finance

506

512

472

478

541

 

Health

17 290

17 613

18 256

19 305

18 955

 

Human Settlements

310

346

344

360

0

 

Local Government and Traditional Affairs

732

740

800

823

735

 

Office of the Premier

321

290

313

397

716

 

Public Works, Roads and Transport

3 551

3 469

3 536

3 521

3 089

 

Public safety and liaison

844

859

1 006

1 117

1 442

 

Social development, Woman, Children and Persons with Disabilities

1 803

1 983

2 030

2 099

2 183

 

Sport, Arts and Culture

590

649

682

701

671

 

Tourism

0

0

0

0

114

 

Total

58 120

58 633

59 648

61 380

59 776

National/Provincial Department

 

March

2011

 

March

2012

 

March

2013

 

March

2014

 

March

2015

Northern Cape

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

 

547

   

556

 

575

 

570

 

609

 

Co-operative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs

 

652

   

651

 

653

 

662

 

640

 

Economic Development and Tourism

 

167

   

167

 

166

 

178

 

177

 

Education

 

12 023

 

11

892

 

11 690

 

12 457

 

12 229

 

Environment and Nature Conservation

 

400

   

207

 

218

 

225

 

242

 

Health

 

6 176

 

6

372

 

6 474

 

6 713

 

6 781

 

Office of the Premier

 

228

   

225

 

231

 

247

 

250

 

Provincial Treasury

 

238

   

241

 

287

 

278

 

304

 

Roads and Public Works

 

575

   

780

 

827

 

845

 

827

 

Social Development

 

933

   

943

 

942

 

929

 

970

 

Sport, Arts and Culture

 

422

   

504

 

364

 

401

 

402

 

Transport, Safety and Liaison

 

341

   

320

 

347

 

351

 

347

 

Total

 

22 702

 

22

858

 

22 774

 

23 856

 

23 778

Western Cape

Agriculture

 

969

   

953

 

941

 

961

 

973 ,

 

Community Safety

 

830

   

871

 

898

 

947

 

343

 

Cultural Affairs and Sport

 

608

   

604

 

612

 

648

 

635

 

Economic Development and Tourism

 

198

   

229

 

236

 

252

 

242

 

Education

 

40 514

 

40

402

 

40 114

 

40 672

 

42 108

 

Environmental Affairs and Development Planning

 

313

   

337

 

359

 

390

 

380

 

Health

 

29 306

 

30

446

 

31 092

 

31 654

 

31 882

 

Human Settlements

 

392

   

432

 

434

 

482

 

461

 

Local Government

 

306

   

345

 

376

 

376

 

394

 

Premier

 

913

 

1

052

 

1 065

 

1 087

 

1 157

 

Provincial Treasury

 

248

   

240

 

279

 

321

 

317

 

Social Development

 

1 750

 

1

762

 

1 822

 

2 129

 

2 098

 

Transport and Public Works

 

1 730

 

1

676

 

1 887

 

1 913

 

2 472

 

Total

 

78 077

 

79

349

 

80 115

 

81 832

 

83 462

Total

1

256 370

1

285

785

1

285 016

1

280 375

1

278 702

* Please note that the new departments that were created during the National Macro Organisation of the State (NMOS) process are not reflected here as these only came onto effect after March 2015.

Excluding Abnormal and Periodical appointments

Where departments are duplicated it is due to the restructuring of departments over the reporting period

30 November 2015 - NW3730

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Mackay, Mr G to ask the Minister of Energy

With reference to her department’s 2014-15 Annual Report stating that R56,35 million was spent on Travel and Subsistence in the 2014-15 financial year, (a) what was the purpose of each trip, (b) which countries were visited, (c) what were the dates of each trip, (d) what are the (i) names and (ii) designations of each person that went on the trip and (e) what was the detailed cost of each trip?

Reply:

The information is available on the annual report tabled in Parliament.

30 November 2015 - NW3893

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Whether, in relation to the Agreement on the Review and Impact of Existing Outsourcing and Agentisation Practices within the Public Service and Conducting an Independent Impact Study on the Principles of Decent Work signed on 10 February 2015, each (a) review set out in paragraph 5 of the specified agreement and (b) study set out in paragraph 6 of the specified agreement have been completed; if not, why has there been a delay in each case; if so, what are the results of the specified (i) reviews and (ii) studies; (2) whether the specified (a) reviews and (b) studies will be made available to the public; if not, why not; if so, when?

Reply:

(1) (a)(b) No. The Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) has therefore appointed a service provider to conduct the review on outsourcing and agentisation. The International Labour Organisation has agreed to assist the PSCBC with the development of the decent work agenda. Both proposals will be ready for engagement between parties at the PSCBC during 2016.

(2) The PSCBC parties will decide on whether the outcomes of the reviews should be made public or not

30 November 2015 - NW3926

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)Whether she is aware that the Huis Tekna Children’s Home for physically, mentally and sexually abused children in Bela-Bela in Limpopo, does not receive the specified children’s social grants on time; if not, why not; (2) will her department intervene immediately to assist the specified facility; if so, what (a) steps does her department intend to take with regard to the specified children and (b) are the further relevant details?

Reply:

  1. Huis Tekna is a registered Child and Youth Care Centre (CYCC) established in accordance with the Children’s Act 38 of 2005. CYCCs do not receive social grants but subsidies from the Department of Social Development.
  2. The Limpopo Provincial Department could not transfer funds to all assessed Non-Profit Organizations in the Waterberg district, in the 1st quarter: April-June 2015 as they were conducting investigations conducted in the district. This was a result of a complaint lodged by a concerned community member on how the assessment processes was conducted for the 2015/16 funding. During April 2015, 1096 business plans were audited and comprehensive report compiled. The result of this audit indicated that there were no discrepancies in the assessment process.

Subsequent to the audit, the first and second funding trench was paid out in August 2015 to all affected NPOs in the Waterberg district.

3. Transfers of funds to the non-profit organizations are done quarterly after the reconciliation and relevant organizations are receiving subsidies in line with the business plans and claims submitted to the Department. The Waterberg district office is in regular communication with the organizations to ensure meaningful and continuous working relationship.

 

30 November 2015 - NW3925

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether she is aware that Huis Talje Children’s Home for severely physically and mentally handicapped children in Bela-Bela, Limpopo, is owed more than R 600 000 by the provincial Department of Social Development; if not, (a) why not and (b) will her department intervene immediately to assist and expedite the payment of the specified amount?

Reply:

The Provincial Department of Social Development (Limpopo) has engaged Huis Talje Children’s Home (Children’s Home) after it was notified by the Children’s Home that there were funding discrepancies in terms of costing of services. It was noted that a means test was used to determine funding of services rendered by the Children’s Home, instead of applying for service package costing that focuses on the capacity of the Children’s Home. The Children’s Home is currently in possession of a funding letter from the district which indicates the correct funding determination. During the 2015/16 financial year the Children’s Home has already received R321 250 for both the first and second quarter.

The discrepancy has been brought to the attention of the Provincial Department’s finance section, and reconciliations are effected for transferring of funds in the third quarter and will be aligned to the capacity of the Children’s Home.

The funding of Child and Youth Care Centres are determined according to Section 195 of the Children’s Act 38 of 2005. Each provincial department determines its own unit cost provided that Children’s Home meets registration requirements.

The Limpopo Provincial Department had determined its unit cost per child at R2 500.00 per month and has a capacity of 66 children. Based on the above information provided, the Provincial Department’s Finance Section is busy with a reconciliation process to determine outstanding funding to be transferred in the third quarter.

 

30 November 2015 - NW4074

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Whether the review of the Ministerial Handbook has been completed; if not, (a) why not and (b) when will the review be completed; if so, (2) whether the Ministerial Handbook has been revised; if not, why not; if so, when will the revised handbook (a) be made public and (b) become applicable?

Reply:

(1) The process on the review of the Ministerial Handbook is at advance stages of completion. The Inter-Ministerial Committee established for this purpose met on 17 November 2015 to finalise its inputs. The matter will now be submitted to the Cabinet Secretariat for further processing to the Cabinet for approval.

(2) No. The review of the Ministerial Handbook is still a work in progress. The Revised Ministerial Handbook will be made public when approved by the Cabinet. The Cabinet will also decide with regard to when the Revised Ministerial Handbook will become applicable.

30 November 2015 - NW3606

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

With reference to her department’s Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) project for Grades 1 to 3 in at least 100 schools in each province, amounting to a total of 1 000 schools, presented in all 11 official languages, (a) which schools in each province have (i) been identified to benefit from the EGRA project and (ii) received their EGRA toolkits to date, (b) which teachers attended the training workshops in each province, (c) what grades are the specified teachers teaching, (d) what (i) dates and (ii) times of day did the specified training workshops take place in each province and (e) were teachers awarded any form of accreditation after completion of the specified workshops in each province?

Reply:

a. (i) The EGRA schools per province have been uploaded onto the Department of Basic Education website http://www.education.gov.za/tabid/914/Default.aspx

a. (ii) The project schools received their EGRA toolkits during the teacher training workshops as indicated by the provinces. Table 1 indicates the dates when the EGRA workshops were held where the toolkits were delivered by district officials to the project schools in each district.

TABLE 1: WORKSHOP DATES WHERE EGRA TOOLKITS WERE DELIVERED

Province

District

Date of delivery of EGRA Toolkits

Western Cape

Overberg

14 April 2015

 

West Coast

20 April 2015

 

North

14 April 2015

 

East

14 April 2015

 

Karoo

14 April 2015

 

Cape Winelands

14 April 2015

 

Central

14 April 2015

 

South

14 April 2015

KwaZulu-Natal

Amajuba

20-29 May 2015

 

Zululand

16-22 April 2015

Eastern Cape

Cradock

20-28 April 2015

 

Lusikisiki

29 April 2015 (43 schools); 8 May 2015 (12 schools)

 

Mount Fletcher

11 May 2015

 

Sterkspruit

28 April 2015 (Circuit 1); 4 May 2015( Circuit 2&3)

 

Maluti

29 April, 5 May 2015

Northern Cape

Francis Baard

19-28 May 2015

 

John Taole

26-28 May 2015

 

Pixley

26 May -2 June 2015

 

Namaqua

11 May 2015

 

ZFMgcawu

26-28 May 2015

Mpumalanga

Gert Sibande

29 April 2015

 

Bohlabela

5-8 May 2015; 18-19 May 2015

 

Nkangala

5-8 May 2015

 

Enhlanzeni

21-23 July 2015

North West

Dr Kenneth Kaunda: Tlokwe

21 April 2015

 

Dr Kenneth Kaunda: Matlosana

21 April 2015

 

Ngaka Modiri Molema: Disobotla

30 April 2015

 

Ngaka Modiri Molema: Kgetleng River

30 April 2015

 

Ngaka Modiri Molema: Mafikeng

30 April 2015

Gauteng

Gauteng East

2-18 June 2015

 

Gauteng North

5-7 May 2015

 

Gauteng West

26-27 May 2015

 

Johannesburg North

18-19 May 2015

 

Johannesburg East

19-21 May 2015

 

Johannesburg West

21 May2015

 

Johannesburg South

2&4 June 2015

 

Johannesburg Central

4-5 May 2015

 

Sedibeng West

25-26 May 2015

 

Sedibeng East

26 May 2015

 

Tshwane North

14-18 May 2015

 

Tshwane South

27 May 2015

 

Tshwane West

20 April& 8 May 2015

 

Ekurhuleni North

4-8 May 2015

 

Ekurhuleni South

1-2 June 2015

Limpopo

Mopani

10-11 June 2015

 

Capricorn

17-18 June 2015; 22-23 July 2015

Free State

Xhariep

12-17 August 2015

 

Motheo

23-24 April 2015

 

Lejweleputswa

22-30 July 2015

 

Thabo Mofutsanyana

12 to 17 August 2015

 

Fezile Dabe

5 May 2015

b. & c. The list of teachers for Grade 1 to 3 who attended the training workshops were drawn from the provincial EGRA workshop registers and is uploaded on the DBE website: http://www.education.gov.za/tabid/914/Default.aspx

d. i & (ii) The dates when the EGRA provincial workshops were held and the times of the day are indicated in Table 2.

TABLE 2: PROVINCIAL TEACHER TRAINING DATES AND WORKSHOP TRAINING TIMES

Province

District

Training dates

Workshop Training Times

Western Cape

Overberg

23 to 26 April 2015

14:00 to16:00 = 2 hours

 

West Coast

23 to 26 March 2015

14:30 to17:30 = 3 hours

 

North

18 April 2015

Saturday, 8:00 to 12:00 =5 hours

 

East

23 March 2015

13:00 to17:00 =4 hours

 

Karoo

23 to 26 March 2015

14:30 to 17:00= 2,5 hours

 

Cape Winelands

17 to 25 March 2015

14:30 to 17:00= 2,5 hours

 

Central

29 April 2015

14:00 to 17:30= 3,5 hours

 

South

24 April 2015

13:00 to17:00= 4 hours

KwaZulu-Natal

Amajuba

20 to 29 April 2015

9:00-14:00 = 12 hours (6 hours per day x2 days)

 

Zululand

16 to 22 April 2015

8:30-16:00 = 16 hours (8 hours per day x2 days)

Eastern Cape

Cradock

20 April to 28 April 2015

8:00 to 17:00 (2days per circuit)

 

Lusikisiki

27-28 May 2015

12:00-15:00= 3hours

 

Mount Fletcher

18 May 2015

8:30 to 15:00 =6,5 hours

 

Sterkspruit

28 April to 4 May 2015

9:00-15:00 = 12 hours (6 hours per day x2 days)

 

Maluti

17 April to 5 May 2015

9:00-15:00 = 12 hours (6 hours per day x2 days

Northern Cape

Francis Baard

25 to 28 May 2015

13:00 -16:00=3 hours

 

John Taole

26 May 2015

13:00 -16:00=3 hours

 

Pixley

27 May- 2 June 2015

13:00 -16:00=3 hours

 

Namaqua

28 May 2015

13:00 -17:00=4 hours

 

ZFMgcawu

26 to 28 May 2015

13:00 -16:00=3 hours

Mpumalanga

Gert Sibande

29 April 2014

8:00 -16:00 1full day

 

Bohlabela

5-7 May 2015, 18-19 May 2015

13:30 -16:30=3 hours

 

Nkangala

4-8 May 2015

12:30 -15:30=3 hours

 

Enhlanzeni

21-23 July 2015

13:30 -16:30=3 hours

North West

Dr Kenneth Kaunda: Tlokwe

21 to 30 April 2015

13:00-16:00= 3hours

 

Dr Kenneth Kaunda: Matlosana

23 to 30 April 2015

13:00-16:00= 3hours

 

Ngaka Modiri Molema: Disobotla

20 to 22 April 2015

12:00-15:00= 3hours

 

Ngaka Modiri Molema: Kgetleng River

28 to 30 April 2015

12:00-15:00= 3hours

 

Ngaka Modiri Molema: Mafikeng

4 May 2015

12:00-15:00= 3hours

Gauteng

Gauteng East

2-18 June 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Gauteng North

5-7 May 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Gauteng West

26-27 May 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Johannesburg North

2 June 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Johannesburg East

19-21 May 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Johannesburg West

21-26 May; 2 June 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Johannesburg South

2-4 June 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Johannesburg Central

4-5 May 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Sedibeng West

25-26 May 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Sedibeng East

26 May 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Tshwane North

14-18 May 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Tshwane South

27 May 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Tshwane West

15- 21 May 2015

13:00-16:00= 3 hours

 

Ekurhuleni North

18-19 May 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

 

Ekurhuleni South

1-2 June 2015

14:00-16:00=2 hours

Limpopo

Mopani

10-11 June 2015

12:00-16:00=4 hours

 

Capricorn

17 to 18 June 2015; 22-23 July 2015

12:00-16:00=4 hours

Free State

Xhariep

12 to 17 August 2015

12:00 -16:00=4 hours

 

Motheo

22 to 30 July 2015

12:00 -16:00=4 hours

 

Lejweleputswa

22 to 30 July 2015

12:00 -16:00=4 hours

 

Thabo Mofutsanyana

12 to 17 August 2015

12:00 -16:00=4 hours

 

Fezile Dabe

12 to 17 August 2015

14:00 -17:00= 3 hours

e. No. The teachers were not awarded accreditation for the EGRA workshops attended.

30 November 2015 - NW4073

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Whether, with reference to his speech introducing the debate on the budget vote for the 2015-16 financial year for his department, the promised Technical Assistance Unit for Ethics, Integrity and Discipline Management (a) has been constituted and (b) is operational; if not, (i) why not and (ii) when the unit will be operational; if so, (aa) when was the unit launched, (bb) how is the unit constituted and (cc) what is the envisaged mandate of the unit; (2) whether, with reference to the specified speech, the promised Office of Standards and Compliance for Minimum Norms and Standards for Public Administration (a) has been constituted and (b) is operational; if not, (i) why not and (ii) when will the unit be operational; if so, (aa) when was the unit launched, (bb) how is the unit constituted and (cc) what is the envisaged mandate of the unit?

Reply:

(1) and (2) The establishment and functioning of the Regulatory Institutions such as Technical Assistance Unit for Ethics, Integrity and Discipline Management, forms part of the implementation of the Public Administration Management Act (PAMA), 2014 of which the Department of Public Service and Administration is currently putting mechanisms in place, such as the Regulations to operationalize.

Preparatory work towards the establishment of the Unit has started. Such work includes the appointment of an inter-disciplinary team, initiating a process to conduct a feasibility study which will include the development of a business model that provides for a service delivery model; funding arrangement for the Unit and the identification of relevant legislation that is likely to impact on the establishment of the Unit. All of this information will also inform the organisational form of the Unit. Once established, the Unit will perform amongst others, the following functions:

  • Provide technical assistance and support to institutions in all spheres of government regarding the management of ethics, integrity and disciplinary matters relating to misconduct in the public administration;
  • Develop the norms and standards on integrity, ethics, conduct and discipline in the public administration;
  • Build capacity within institutions to initiate and institute disciplinary proceedings into misconduct;
  • Strengthen government oversight of ethics, integrity and discipline, and where necessary, in cases where systemic weaknesses are identified, to intervene;
  • Promote and enhance good ethics and integrity within the public administration; and
  • Cooperate with other institutions and organs of state to fulfil its functions.

20 November 2015 - NW3716

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Basson, Mr LJ to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Whether, with reference to her reply to oral question 315 on 19 August 2015, she communicated the date for the release of the Blue and Green Drop reports by 30 September 2015; if not, (a) why not and (b) when will she release the specified reports; if so, (i) when and (ii) what is the release date?

Reply:

My response to oral question 315 on 19 August 2015 indicated that I will possibly communicate the date for release by the end of September 2015, however, I have not yet communicated the date for the release of the Blue and Green Drop reports, as it is still due to be submitted to Cabinet for approval in line with the exercise of executive authority in terms of section 85 of the Constitution.

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20 November 2015 - NW3914

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

With reference to the declaration of the province of KwaZulu-Natal as a disaster area on 30 October 2015, (a) what are the relevant details of the allocation of drought-relief assistance that will immediately be made available to provide drought relief to drought-stricken areas in the province and (b) what are the relevant details of any other departmental strategies that are in place to provide assistance to municipalities in the province which are struggling to provide relief because of a scarcity of resources?

Reply:

(a) In December 2014, my Department made an allocation of R354.2 million to assist with the mitigation of the impacts of the drought in KwaZulu-Natal. Additional funding has been made available (refer to the latest detailed Drought Intervention Budgets allocations attached as Appendix1).

(b) In November 2015, the Honourable Premier declared a Provincial State of Disaster due to the impacts of the drought in nine (9) of the ten (10) District Municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal. In terms of the Disaster Management Act, the Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) is responsible for the overall disaster management.

My Department’s strategy includes the following:

  • The implementation of drought operating rules for ten (10) water supply schemes in KwaZulu-Natal. Drought operating rules are scientific tools used as a guide to manage the water resource(s) to protect it from failure by restricting water used during low flows in order to ensure that the water supply for essential water users e.g. basic human consumption can always be met. My Department gazetted water restrictions on 3 July 2015 and is monitoring the success of the restrictions and assisting with the development of alternative augmentation options where necessary.
  • Ensuring System and District level Joint Operations Committees are established and regular meetings held in order to determine the necessary drought interventions and monitor the implementation thereof.
  • Assisting the Water Services Authorities and Water Boards in the provision of water through the reprioritisation of R502 million for drought intervention projects.
  • Assisting the Water Services Authorities with the provision of water through the supply and operation of 45 water tankers.
  • Assisting the Department of CoGTA with the evaluation of water services authority intervention plans for inclusion into a Provincial Business Plan for the application to the National Disaster Management Centre for additional support.

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Appendix 1: Drought Intervention Budgets see the link below:

http://www.pmg.org.za/files/RNW3914-151120.doc

 

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20 November 2015 - NW3884

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Baker, Ms TE to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

With regard to the amount of R352 million allocated to the drought-stricken municipalities of KwaZulu-Natal, (a) how was this amount determined and (b) what audit or study was used to determine the amount required to alleviate the effects of the drought?

Reply:

(a) Following the Premier’s declaration of a Provincial State of Disaster in selected Municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal, I as the Minister of Water and Sanitation issued a Directive to my Director-General on 20 December 2014 to provide R352.4 million for interventions to mitigate the impact of the drought. The amount was determined at a meeting between my Director-General, Head of Department of the Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) and the Water Services Authorities (WSAs) on
8 December 2014.

The Provincial Department of CoGTA collected, collated and co-ordinated the evaluation of the WSAs implementation plans. The provincial Drought Relief Implementation Plan dated 22 January 2015 highlighted that an estimated R669.7 million was required to alleviate the drought in the Province and an application for the balance of the funding was made to National Disaster Management Centre.

(b) The WSAs submitted their implementation plans to the CoGTA who then coordinated the evaluation of the plans.

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20 November 2015 - NW3962

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether, in view of the concession by the National Commissioner as reported in the Budgetary Review and Recommendation report of the Portfolio Committee on Correctional Services to the National Assembly that his department had often addressed one qualification at the risk of other risk areas resulting in new qualifications by the Auditor-General and a series of qualified reports, he has (a) taken any steps to ensure that his department’s disregard for the findings and recommendations will never occur again and (b) ordered disciplinary measures to be taken against all officials who had since 2014 been guilty of ignoring the findings and recommendations of the Auditor-General in order to show his resolve; if not, why not; if so, what are the details?

Reply:

Yes, the National Commissioner has taken steps to ensure that the Department of Correctional Services improves on its audit outcomes, in particular to resolve qualifications on its financial statements, eliminate non-compliance to laws and regulations as well as enhancing the system of internal controls. Since 2005/6 until 2013/14 financial years, the department had continually received qualification due to asset management. Internal controls on management of tangible movable assets were enhanced over time, resulting in resolution of this matter during the previous financial year, i.e. 2014/15.

In the same year (i.e. 2014/15), the basis of qualification was a new matter on contingent liabilities. The Auditor General was “unable to obtain sufficient appropriate audit evidence for claims against the department because it did not have adequate systems and processes to record and maintain a register for claims against the department”, 2014-15 Report of the Auditor General.

Steps that have already been taken to address emerging qualifications include capacitating the Legal services component. In this regard, a vacancy of Head of Legal Services has been filled during the year.

Operational action plan which seeks to address weaknesses in contingent liability registers is presented below:

Activities

Measure

Timeframes

Review and update of contingent liabilities register

Contingent liabilities register-

  • reflecting all current claims; and
  • corresponding source documents

1 August 2015 –

30 October 2015

Request State Attorneys’ preliminary verification of claims

All claims contained in the Register verified and confirmed by various state attorneys servicing DCS

30 November 2015

Internal auditing of contingent liabilities register

  • Internal Audit Report.
  • Findings of the internal audit addressed.

30 January 2016

Submission of register to AGSA for their preliminary auditing.

Findings of the AGSA’s preliminary audit addressed.

28 February 2016

Request final State Attorneys’ verification of claims

All claims contained in the Register verified and confirmed by various state attorneys servicing DCS.

31 March 2016

Submission of final disclosure note for inclusion in AFS

Complete and verified contingent liabilities submitted timeously.

15 April 2016

In order to improve the departmental system of internal controls, the inadequate capacity within assurance services has been identified as a key root cause to matters of non-compliance with laws and regulations. In this regard the following interventions are either underway or have been finalized:

  • The Internal Control and Compliance (ICC) component has been capacitated through the appointment of Head of ICC;
  • The establishment and capacitation of a risk management unit within ICC will be carried out during the current financial year;
  • Recruitment of additional internal auditors at regional / provincial level

The department has prioritized investigations into irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure as the first step towards effective consequence management. The Inspectorate directorate under ICC is currently investigating backlog of cases of non- compliance to SCM processes which include amongst others, non-disclosure of interest, irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure. The National Commissioner also appointed an Investigation Steering Committee to provide oversight on the process of investigation as well as making recommendations to National Commissioner on disciplinary steps to be taken against officials who have failed to comply with policies and procedures.

As at end 31 October 2015, the status of investigations is as follows:

Status of investigations

Total cases

Cases Finalized

Investigations in progress

Investigations not yet started

Total

649

476

41

132

20 November 2015 - NW3881

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Baker, Ms TE to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)With reference to the Wastewater Risk Abatement Plan (W2RAP) of August 2010, (a) which five municipalities are considered to be the most at risk and (b) what is the nature (i) of such risks and (ii) for high risk areas; (2) whether she has implemented any intervention measures to address the risk factors; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) No municipalities have been reported to be at risk.

(2) The Wastewater Risk Abatement Plan (W2RAP) of August 2010 was developed only as a municipality managerial tool to assist municipalities to take ownership of the plans in order to identify and mitigate against risks in their wastewater services.

The W2RAP was not intended to categorise which municipalities are highest at risk but instead it was intended to assist them to know the risks in their daily operations and make plans to mitigate against such risks.

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20 November 2015 - NW3707

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)What are the names of each of the newspapers bought by the SA Airways (SAA) group in the (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14 and (e) 2014-15 financial years; (2) (a) what were the (i) total amounts and (ii) breakdown of the specified amounts spent on each of the specified newspapers listed above by the SAA Group (aa) in the (aaa) 2010-11, (bbb) 2011-12, (ccc) 2012-13, (ddd) 2013-14 and (eee) 2014-15 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2015?

Reply:

(1)(a) 2010-11

BEELD

FINANCIAL TIMES

SATURDAY STAR

BURGER

MAIL & GUARDIAN

SOWETAN

BUSINESS DAY

NATAL MERCURY

SUNDAY INDEPENDANT

BUSNESS DAY

RAPPORT

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

CAPE TIMES

SATUDAY INDEPENDENT

SUNDAY TIMES

CITIZEN

SATURDAY ARGUS

SUNDAY TRIBUNE

DAILY NEWS

SATURDAY BEELD

THE ARGUS

FIN WEEK

SATURDAY BURGER

THE STAR

 
 
 

(1)(b)2011-12

BEELD

FINANCIAL TIMES

SATURDAY BURGER

BURGER

MAIL & GUARDIAN

SATURDAY STAR

BUSINESS DAY

NATAL MERCURY

SOWETAN

BUSNESS DAY

NEW AGE

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

CAPE TIMES

RAPPORT

SUNDAY TIMES

CITIZEN

SATUDAY INDEPENDENT

SUNDAY TRIBUNE

DAILY NEWS

SATURDAY ARGUS

THE ARGUS

FIN WEEK

SATURDAY BEELD

THE STAR

 
 

(1)(c)2012-13

BEELD

FINANCIAL TIMES

SATURDAY BURGER

BURGER

MAIL & GUARDIAN

SATURDAY STAR

BUSINESS DAY

NATAL MERCURY

SOWETAN

BUSNESS DAY

NEW AGE

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

CAPE TIMES

RAPPORT

SUNDAY TIMES

CITIZEN

SATUDAY INDEPENDENT

SUNDAY TRIBUNE

DAILY NEWS

SATURDAY ARGUS

THE ARGUS

FIN WEEK

SATURDAY BEELD

THE STAR

THE TIMES

   
 

(1)(d)2013-14

BEELD

FINANCIAL TIMES

SATURDAY BURGER

BURGER

MAIL & GUARDIAN

SATURDAY STAR

BUSINESS DAY

NATAL MERCURY

SOWETAN

BUSNESS DAY

NEW AGE

SUNDAY INDEPENDENDANT

CAPE TIMES

RAPPORT

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

CITIZEN

SATUDAY INDEPENDENT

SUNDAY TIMES

DAILY NEWS

SATURDAY ARGUS

SUNDAY TRIBUNE

FIN WEEK

SATURDAY BEELD

THE ARGUS

THE STAR

THE TIMES

 
 
 

(1)(e)

BEELD

MAIL & GUARDIAN

SOWETAN

BURGER

NATAL MERCURY

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

BUSINESS DAY

NEW AGE

SUNDAY TIMES

BUSNESS DAY

RAPPORT

SUNDAY TRIBUNE

CAPE TIMES

SATUDAY INDEPENDENT

THE ARGUS

CITIZEN

SATURDAY ARGUS

THE STAR

CITY PRESS

SATURDAY BEELD

THE TIMES

DAILY NEWS

SATURDAY BURGER

SOWETAN

DAILY SUN

SATURDAY STAR

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

 
 

(2)(a)(i)(aa)(aaa) 2010-11

R8 664 948.96

(2)(a)(i)(aa)(bbb)2011-12

R 10 065 054.48

(2)(a)(i)(aa)(ccc)2012-13

R12 928 975.32

(2)(a)(i)(aa)(ddd) 2013-14

R14 011 694.16

(2)(a)(i)(aa)(eee)2014-15

R12 910 936.08

(2)(a)(ii)(aaa) 2010-11

Row Labels

Sum of Qty

Average of Price

Sum of Total

BEELD

38 808

3.62

140 484.96

BURGER

31 680

3.99

126 403.20

BUSINESS DAY

108 816

7.85

798 854.88

BUSNESS DAY

24 828

8.37

207 810.36

CAPE TIMES

88 680

4.76

422 116.80

CITIZEN

2 112

1.97

4 160.64

DAILY NEWS

92 400

3.52

325 248.00

FIN WEEK

180

11.97

2 154.60

FINANCIAL TIMES

273 312

1.50

409 968.00

MAIL & GUARDIAN

25 308

12.83

324 701.64

NATAL MERCURY

76 560

4.30

329 208.00

RAPPORT

41 040

7.19

261 780.00

SATUDAY INDEPENDENT

30 960

4.53

140 248.80

SATURDAY ARGUS

35 280

9.60

338 688.00

SATURDAY BEELD

7 200

3.62

26 064.00

SATURDAY BURGER

7 800

5.38

41 964.00

SATURDAY STAR

127 200

4.61

586 392.00

SOWETAN

29 568

2.05

60 614.40

SUNDAY INDEPENDANT

21 600

8.89

192 024.00

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

3 120

10.54

32 884.80

SUNDAY TIMES

113 424

11.03

1 193 376.00

SUNDAY TRIBUNE

6 480

10.15

65 772.00

THE ARGUS

131 976

3.84

506 787.84

THE STAR

607 068

3.78

2 127 242.04

(2)(a)(ii)(bbb)2011-12

Row Labels

Sum of Qty

Average of Price

Sum of Total

BEELD

34 968

3.95

138 123.60

BURGER

30 240

4.22

127 612.80

BUSINESS DAY

104 172

8.20

804 332.04

BUSNESS DAY

23 544

8.82

207 658.08

CAPE TIMES

84 780

4.99

423 052.20

CITIZEN

1 944

1.97

3 829.68

DAILY NEWS

88 200

3.75

330 750.00

FIN WEEK

144

11.97

1 723.68

FINANCIAL TIMES

262 512

1.50

393 768.00

MAIL & GUARDIAN

36 480

12.83

468 038.40

NATAL MERCURY

73 080

4.53

331 052.40

NEW AGE

279 552

2.02

564 695.04

RAPPORT

51 300

8.23

389 733.00

SATUDAY INDEPENDENT

30 960

4.68

144 892.80

SATURDAY ARGUS

35 280

9.21

324 928.80

SATURDAY BEELD

7 200

3.95

28 440.00

SATURDAY BURGER

7 800

6.14

47 892.00

SATURDAY STAR

127 200

4.94

628 368.00

SOWETAN

27 972

2.10

58 741.20

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

30 900

10.34

300 987.00

SUNDAY TIMES

141 780

11.33

1 536 706.20

SUNDAY TRIBUNE

8 100

10.93

88 533.00

THE ARGUS

126 168

3.99

503 410.32

THE STAR

578 208

4.14

2 217 786.24

(2)(a)(ii)(ccc)2012-13

Row Labels

Sum of Qty

Average of Price

Sum of Total

BEELD

133 680

5.26

703 156.80

BURGER

31 680

4.22

133 689.60

BUSINESS DAY

114 564

8.36

916 185.96

BUSNESS DAY

24 948

7.89

196 839.72

CAPE TIMES

88 200

5.23

461 286.00

CITIZEN

2 040

2.30

4 692.00

DAILY NEWS

92 400

3.90

360 360.00

FIN WEEK

240

13.82

3 316.80

FINANCIAL TIMES

274 248

3.68

1 009 232.64

MAIL & GUARDIAN

29 220

15.46

451 741.20

NATAL MERCURY

76 560

4.68

358 300.80

NEW AGE

817 884

2.31

1 889 312.04

RAPPORT

42 900

8.55

366 795.00

SATUDAY INDEPENDENT

24 768

4.84

119 877.12

SATURDAY ARGUS

28 224

9.60

270 950.40

SATURDAY BEELD

19 200

4.28

82 176.00

SATURDAY BURGER

6 240

6.14

38 313.60

SATURDAY STAR

101 760

5.26

535 257.60

SOWETAN

38 496

3.51

135 120.96

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

25 500

10.67

263 727.00

SUNDAY TIMES

124 140

11.88

1 472 824.80

SUNDAY TRIBUNE

8 100

11.71

94 851.00

THE ARGUS

131 136

4.21

552 082.56

THE STAR

611 844

4.42

2 505 919.68

(2)(a)(ii)(ddd)2013-14

Row Labels

Sum of Qty

Average of Price

Sum of Total

BEELD

134 196

5.26

705 870.96

BURGER

33 120

4.38

145 065.60

BUSINESS DAY

116 448

9.47

1 030 657.68

BUSNESS DAY

25 932

10.10

261 913.20

CAPE TIMES

92 220

5.53

509 976.60

CITIZEN

2 208

2.30

5 078.40

DAILY NEWS

96 600

4.14

399 924.00

FIN WEEK

300

13.82

4 146.00

FINANCIAL TIMES

221 580

3.68

815 414.40

MAIL & GUARDIAN

29 184

16.39

478 325.76

NATAL MERCURY

80 040

4.92

393 796.80

NEW AGE

1 093 428

2.31

2 525 818.68

RAPPORT

41 040

8.66

355 406.40

SATUDAY INDEPENDENT

24 768

5.08

125 821.44

SATURDAY ARGUS

28 224

9.60

270 950.40

SATURDAY BEELD

19 200

4.28

82 176.00

SATURDAY BURGER

6 240

6.46

40 310.40

SATURDAY STAR

101 760

5.60

569 856.00

SOWETAN

41 172

3.51

144 513.72

SUNDAY INDEPENDENDANT

21 600

10.85

234 360.00

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

3 120

12.89

40 216.80

SUNDAY TIMES

113 424

13.24

1 431 630.72

SUNDAY TRIBUNE

6 480

11.71

75 880.80

THE ARGUS

136 944

4.46

610 770.24

THE STAR

623 580

4.41

2 749 987.80

(20(a)(ii)(eee) 2014-15

Row Labels

Sum of Qty

Average of Price

Sum of Total

BEELD

139 704

5.26

734 843.04

BURGER

33 120

5.30

175 536.00

BUSINESS DAY

117 240

13.67

1 497 654.00

BUSNESS DAY

26 112

14.59

380 974.08

CAPE TIMES

92 220

5.53

509 976.60

CITIZEN

1 932

2.63

5 081.16

CITY PRESS

48

9.54

457.92

DAILY NEWS

96 600

4.30

415 380.00

DAILY SUN

276

2.63

725.88

MAIL & GUARDIAN

22 032

23.03

507 396.96

NATAL MERCURY

80 040

5.08

406 603.20

NEW AGE

506 460

2.31

1 169 922.60

RAPPORT

41 040

10.47

382 339.20

SATUDAY INDEPENDENT

24 768

5.31

131 518.08

SATURDAY ARGUS

28 224

11.13

314 133.12

SATURDAY BEELD

19 200

4.28

82 176.00

SATURDAY BURGER

6 240

7.37

45 988.80

SATURDAY STAR

101 760

5.92

602 419.20

SOWETAN

41 172

3.95

162 629.40

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

24 720

13.57

297 535.20

SUNDAY TIMES

113 424

13.46

1 478 200.32

SUNDAY TRIBUNE

6 480

12.49

80 935.20

THE ARGUS

136 944

4.61

631 311.84

THE STAR

627 768

4.61

2 894 010.48

THE TIMES

1 380

2.31

3 187.80

 

(2)(bb) since 1 April 2015

Row Labels

Sum of Qty

Average of Price

Sum of Total

BEELD

70 014

5.92

414 482.88

BURGER

16 560

5.30

87 768.00

BUSINESS DAY

61 548

15.35

923 752.68

BUSNESS DAY

12 906

15.79

203 785.74

CAPE TIMES

46 350

6.14

284 589.00

CITIZEN

966

2.89

2 791.74

CITY PRESS

48

10.20

489.60

DAILY NEWS

48 300

4.53

218 799.00

DAILY SUN

138

2.81

387.78

MAIL & GUARDIAN

18 270

23.03

420 758.10

NATAL MERCURY

40 020

5.33

213 306.60

NEW AGE

414 000

2.31

956 340.00

RAPPORT

20 520

12.83

263 271.60

SATUDAY INDEPENDENT

12 384

5.46

67 616.64

SATURDAY ARGUS

14 112

11.89

167 791.68

SATURDAY BEELD

9 600

4.28

41 088.00

SATURDAY BURGER

3 120

7.37

22 994.40

SATURDAY STAR

50 880

8.23

418 742.40

SOWETAN

20 586

4.21

86 667.06

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

47 160

14.39

624 447.60

SUNDAY TRIBUNE

3 240

13.67

44 290.80

THE ARGUS

68 892

4.99

343 771.08

THE STAR

316 602

4.94

1 564 013.88

THE TIMES

690

2.63

1 814.70

Grand Total

1 296 906

8.33

7 373 760.96

 
 
 
 

20 November 2015 - NW3698

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether, given the 13,72 % return made by the Public Investment Corporation from its investment portfolios, he would consider motivating that the Government Employees Pension Fund grant all pensioners an increase for next year that is higher than the inflation rate; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Board of the GEPF considers and grants pension increases every year in accordance with the Rules of the Fund and the investment performance of its assets. This is done with the concurrence of the Minister of Finance. In doing this the Board also considers the long term sustainability of the Fund. Granting pension increases that are above the inflation rate is likely to reduce the GEPF’s funding level which would lead to it asking the employer (Government) to increase its contributions to cover the shortfall. However, in line with the GEP Law and GEPF rules, the Board strives to grant pension increases that are in line with inflation to preserve the value of pensions.

20 November 2015 - NW3847

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)(a)(i) What is the total value of the debt that has been created by the clean break principle since its inception date, (ii) how much of this debt (aa) has already been paid off and (bb) remains outstanding and (b) how many members of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) (i) have lost their entire pension and (ii) are running the risk of losing their pensions due to this clean break principle; (2) whether he will take steps to correct the negative effect of this principle; if not, why not; if so, (3) whether this would also have a retroactive effect in order to fully restore the position of those GEPF members who have already been adversely affected; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. It is assumed that this question relates to the GEPF. Please note that the GEPF has its own legislation that governs it (Government Employees Law No. 21 of 1996) and it does not fall under the Pensions Fund Act (Act No. 24 of 1956).

(a)(i) There is no debt in the conventional sense of the word. The GEPF provides affected divorced members with a funding mechanism to replenish their benefit after paying out the non-member spouse without adversely affecting other members of the Fund.

(ii) The GEPF is not aware of members who have lost their entire pension or those who are at the risk of losing their entire pension due to the application of the clean break principle under normal circumstances. It is important to note that the GEPF only applies the requirements of a divorce order. If the divorce order states that the spouse is eligible for a disproportional part of the pension benefit, 100%, the member’s pension is paid to the non-member spouse. This does not constitute a loss but the execution of a divorce order that the member spouse is party to.

2. Although it cannot be concluded that there are negative effects due to the current application of the clean break principle (as this also depends on whether this is the perspective of the member or the affected spouse), it is acknowledged that the application confuses members and changes the nature of the withdrawal benefit. The Board has therefore already decided to discard the current approach to the clean break principle and is busy consulting the employer and employee representative to make the necessary changes to the GEP Law and rules.

3. As far as the GEPF is aware, since there are two parties involved in a divorce, it is not obvious that the application of the clean break principle is adverse to both parties, other than the fact that the amount due to the non-member spouse on divorce has been correctly paid out to them in accordance with the divorce order in a cost neutral manner to the Fund and other members.

20 November 2015 - NW3808

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Basson, Mr LJ to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)With regard to the Mokolo and Crocodile Water Augmentation Project for abstraction works and pump station in the west side of the Crocodile River near Thabazimbi and the pipeline to Steenbokpan and Lephalale, what is the (a) progress and (b) time frame for the completion of the (i) environmental impact assessment and (ii) engineering design of the specified (aa) project and (bb) pipeline; (2) how many million cubic metres of water will be required; (3) (a) when will construction start and (b) what is the (i) envisaged completion date and (ii) total cost of the specified project; (4) is Eskom making a contribution to the cost of the specified project; if not, why not; if so, (a) what amount and (b)(i) when and (ii) how will payment be made?

Reply:

(1) Mokolo and Crocodile Water Augmentation Project 2 is at the planning stage. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process started in July 2015 with the appointment of an EIA consultant. In parallel, DWS is finalising the Post Feasibility Bridging Study Report. This will be used as input to inform the design process. The EIA is planned for completion in January 2017. Engineering designs for both the project and the pipeline are expected to be completed in September 2016, if the design starts in November 2015.

(2) The provisional approved capacity is 75 million cubic meters per year.

(3) Construction is envisaged to start in September 2017.The envisaged completion date is September 2023, but the Water Delivery is envisaged for May 2022. The capital cost of the project is budgeted at R 12 000 million.

(4) Yes, the project is largely to be funded off-budget through loans raised by TCTA. Eskom is an off-taker whereby they commit in a water supply agreement to contribute to the cost of the project for their proportional off-take from the system through water tariffs. 

Furthermore, the Department of Energy is standing in for the future energy users to ensure that the infrastructure is sized appropriately to meet the demands of future users.

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20 November 2015 - NW3469

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) What total amount of the R300 million that was provided to KwaZulu-Natal for drought relief has been spent, (b) what amount was spent in each affected municipality and (c) what are the relevant details of the specific relief that was provided through the specified funds in respect of each municipality?

Reply:

(a) A total of R443.765 million has been allocated by my Department for drought interventions for KwaZulu-Natal Province. The amount of this R172.219 million has been spent as follows:

  • R66,9 million on the purchase of 45 water tankers;
  • R19,733 million payments being processed; and
  • R85,512 million already paid.

(c) A summary of the amounts spent in each Municipality is provided in Table 1 below. Refer to Table 2 for expenditure for each project type in each Water Services Authority.

Table 1: Drought relief funding see the link below:

http://www.pmg.org.za/files/RNW3469-151120.doc

(c) The drought relief interventions include the following different project types:

  • purchase of water tankers
  • installation of static water tanks
  • spring protection
  • refurbishment and upgrade of water supply systems
  • development of boreholes
  • water tanker rental
  • interim water tanker rental
  • programme management

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Table 2 below indicates the expenditure for each project type in each Water Services Authority.

Table 2: KwaZulu-Natal drought intervention budget and expenditure: see the link

http://www.pmg.org.za/files/RNW3469-151120.doc

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20 November 2015 - NW3882

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Balindlela, Ms ZB to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)(a) When was the most recent pH level test conducted on the Olifants River and (b) what were the results; (2) what is the cause of the high acidity levels of the specified river; (3) whether she has taken any steps to remedy the situation; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a)The most recent pH level test conducted on the Olifants River was in September
2015.

(1)(b) The results range on average from 5.5 to 8.5.

(2) The cause of the high acidity levels of the specified river can generally be attributed to agricultural, mining and industrial activities.

(3) Yes, my Department is conducting routine and targeted compliance monitoring inspections and audits on a regular basis, and where a transgressor is found, enforcement actions are undertaken. The classification, determination of the Resource Quality Objectives (RQOs) and the reserve of the Olifants River is being determined.

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20 November 2015 - NW3902

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether her department has concluded any contract with any companies in South Africa or abroad to turn acid mine water into potable water or, at least, into water that is suitable for use by industries and agriculture so that such water can be discharged into streams, and as compensation for that set a tariff to be earned by such contracting companies for each kilolitre of processed water; if not, why not; if so, what are the (a) names of the companies and (b) details of the agreement; (2) whether she will make a statement on the prospects of making acid mine water into a viable economic venture rather than the liability it is perceived to be at present?

Reply:

(1) No, my Department has not entered into a contract with any company for the specific purpose of directing acid mine drainage water (AMD) into potable, industrial or agricultural use. As an interim measure for AMD mitigation in the Witwatersrand gold fields, my Department’s entity, the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA), has appointed service providers to treat (neutralise) AMD for discharge into river systems. This intervention is necessary for water resource protection and averting other AMD- associated risks on the environment. For the service currently provided, no tariff is set and service providers are strictly reimbursed for the operation and maintenance cost incurred during AMD treatment.

(1)(a) The names of the companies appointed by the TCTA are Sibanye Gold and Proxa.

(1)(b) Sibanye Gold and Proxa, tasked with operation and maintenance of the Western Basin AMD Plant in Randfontein, Gauteng; and the Central Basin AMD Plant in Germiston, Gauteng, respectively, perform neutralisation of AMD for discharge into river systems, thus ensuring water resource and environmental protection.

(2) I am presently considering a host of information centered on inter alia, technical, legal, financial and institutional matters necessary for a long-term project that is capable of directing AMD into beneficial (economic) uses. I will pronounce my Department’s position thereto once the internal appraisal processes are concluded and all risks fully quantified and understood.

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20 November 2015 - NW3838

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)What is the difference between her department’s War on Leaks programme and the Unemployed Youth Skills Development project; (2) (a) what is the current budget allocation for the Unemployed Youth Skills Development project, (b) how many persons are currently trainees in the specified project, (c) in which municipalities are the specified persons employed, (d) how many (i) males and (ii) females are part of the specified project, (e) what is their remuneration and (f) what (i) specific skills are being transferred and (ii) are the terms and conditions of employment?

Reply:

(1) The War on Leaks project aims to decrease water leaks by training unemployed youth / citizens to improve the overall water use efficiency within municipalities, communities and households whereas the objective of the unemployed youth skills development project is to support South African youth with skills development and opportunities to community service. The unemployed youth skills development project is run by the Department of Public Works and the National Youth Development Agency.

(2)(a) Requesting the Honorable member to refer the question to the Minister of Public Works who will be in a better position to respond to these questions on the Unemployment Skills Development project.

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20 November 2015 - NW3877

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Balindlela, Ms ZB to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether, with reference to her reply to question 356 on 1 April 2015, her department will proceed with the construction of the wastewater treatment plant in Thabazimbi, Limpopo; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) will (a) Anglo American and (b) Northam Platinum Ltd still fund the specified project; if not, (i) why not in each case and (ii) how will the specified project be funded; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) will the R21 million already spent on the specified project be recovered; if not, why not; if so, how; (4) whether the current structure will still be used, despite the corrosion of steal in the concrete structure that has occurred?

Reply:

(1) Yes, my Department will proceed with the construction of the wastewater treatment works. Feasibility study on what needs to be done on existing wastewater treatment works has been conducted. The Thabazimbi Municipality is finalising the appointment of a service provider which will be done on or before 30 November 2015.

(1)(a) The Anglo American Platinum will fund the entire project. The Anglo American Platinum is finalising an agreement with the Department of Local Government and Housing. The project will be funded through B.O.T (Build Operate Transfer) and the Thabazimbi Municipality will enter into a project agreement with Anglo American Platinum.

(1)(b) The Northam Platinum Ltd will not fund the project as the entire project funding will be funded by Anglo American Platinum.

(2) No, the R21 million already spent on the project will not be recovered because the funds were donated as part of the Social Labour Plan (SLP).

(3) The current structure will still be used as it is still in good condition. The corrosion will not affect the operation of the structure, as the municipality is continuing maintaining the structure.

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20 November 2015 - NW3883

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Baker, Ms TE to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)What is the (a) current risk status of the Kwena Dam in Mpumalanga and (b) reason for the specified risk; (2) (a) when was the most recent water quality test done at the specified dam and (b) what was the result of the specified test?

Reply:

(1)(a) The current risk is that, the Kwena Dam volume is dropping rapidly; on Monday 26 October 2015 the dam volume was 74% full.

(1)(b) Due to significantly below normal rainfall and the extreme high temperatures currently being experienced in the Inkomati Water Management Area, river flow levels in the Crocodile River are extremely low.

(2)(a) The most recent water quality test for the Kwena Dam was done in October 2015. It should be noted that water quality tests are done on monthly basis.

(2)(b) The water quality results for October 2015 have not been received yet from the laboratory that does the analysis. However, the water quality results for the month of September 2015 are indicated on the table 1 below:

Table 1

Variables

September results

   

Electrical conductivity

12.6 mS/m

pH

7.25 pH units

Iron

0.63 µg/l

Manganese

0.14 µg/l

Escherichia coli

4 counts/100ml

Ammonia Nitrogen

0.082 mg/l

Nitrate +Nitrite

0.27 mg/l

Orthophosphate

0.2 mg/l

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20 November 2015 - NW4105

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(1)Whether, with reference to his reply to question 3719 on 06 November 2015, the internal investigation into the escape of a certain person (Name and details furnished) has been concluded; if not, why not; if so, (2) whether any disciplinary hearings have been instituted against the correctional officials involved; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the disciplinary actions instituted in each case?

Reply:

  1. Yes, the internal investigation into the escape of a certain person from the Warmbokkeveld Correctional Centre has been concluded and submitted to the delegated authority where decision has been taken for disciplinary measures to be instituted.
  2. Following recommendations of the internal investigation, a chairperson and an initiator for the disciplinary process have been appointed. The disciplinary process is yet to be concluded.

20 November 2015 - NW3722

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Deputy President

(a) How many trip(s) has he taken to (i) Brazil, (ii) the Russian Federation, (iii) the Republic of India and (iv) the People’s Republic of China since 1 April 2015, (b) on what date were the specified trips taken, (c) what was the purpose of the trip(s) in each case and (d) which government (i) officials and/or (ii) presidential staff accompanied him on each specified trip?

Reply:

The Deputy President visited the People’s Republic of China from 13-17 July 2015.

The purpose of the visit was to discuss economic and trade matters, including how state-owned enterprises can be used to promote economic growth and address the challenges of poverty and unemployment in South Africa.

The Deputy President led a delegation comprising the Ministers of Public Enterprises and Higher Education, and the Deputy Ministers of International Relations and Cooperation, Energy, Finance and Trade and Industry.

Presidency support staff and the relevant departmental officials accompanied the Deputy President.

20 November 2015 - NW3810

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Balindlela, Ms ZB to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)(a) To which catchment management agencies has her department delegated the authority to issue water use licenses and (b) on what conditions; (2) what is the process according to which a water use license is issued by (a) a catchment management agency and (b) her department; (3) whether her department is considering to extend this authority to other entities; if not, why not; if so, (a) which entities and (b) on what conditions?

Reply:

(1)(a) Inkomati-Usuthu and Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agencies has been delegated to issue water use licenses.

(1)(b) The delegations are subject to conditions set out below:

  1. Access to the WARMS and any other system that might be required to support the functions hereunder and can readily interface with the Department’s systems;
  2. A protocol/an action plan to coordinate water user’s activities and foster cooperation between institutions;
  3. A Job descriptions of positions, that will be implementing the process contained in this delegation, are in place; and
  4. CMA, must ─
  5. submit quarterly reports to my Department; and
  6. report any change in the capacity and skills referred to in condition (a) above

(2)(a) If an applicant intends to apply for a water use license or has submitted application forms, the process for issuing water use application is as follows:

  • The applicant is to be consulted by a Technical Officer to ascertain the water uses and the activities that need authorization and to determine the extent of the activities.
  • A pre-application consultation meeting is conducted by the Water Use Licence Application (WULA), and the applicant is advised on the different water uses.
  • Applicant submits application to a Technical Officer, where after it is referred to a WULA assessor to check it for completeness and correctness. If the application is incomplete, it is returned to the applicant, if complete a reference number is generated, the application is acknowledged and registered on the licensing system.
  • A WULA Assessor assesses the application and prepares a draft Record of Recommendation (ROR).
  • A draft ROR and draft licence/decline letter is presented to the Provincial Water User Authorisation Assessment Advisory Committee (WUAAAC) for input. Comments are incorporated into the draft ROR and drance licence/decline letter. The key function of the Provincial WUAAC is to advise Assessors and will minimum meet twice per month.
  • A final ROR and licence/decline letter is drafted and referred to a Reviewer for quality control. The Reviewer checks the quality of the documentation and whether the Business process was followed as prescribed.
  • If approved the licence/decline letter is posted to the applicant by the Technical Officer and forwarded to the Water Authorisation Registration Management System (WARMS) for registration in the system.

(2)(b) The process for water use licensing for the CMA and the Department is the same process outlined in number 2a

(3)(a) Berg-Olifants, Pongola-Umzimkhulu, Vaal, Olifants, Limpopo-North West, Orange and Mzimvubu-Tsitsikamma Catchment Management Agencies.

(3)(b) Refer to (2)(a) above.

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20 November 2015 - NW3784

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Majeke, Ms CN to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(1)Who is the owner, driver and implementer of the Working on Fire Programme; (2) who provides and owns the equipment that is being bought and used to roll out the specified programme; (3) whether any private companies were contracted to roll out the programme; if so, with regard to each specified company, (a) what are the details of the company, (b) what are the relevant terms of engagement with the company, (c) what is the annual value of the contract, (d) what is the life-span of the contract, (e) what are the demographics of the company, (f) what is the relationship between the company and the companies that were contracted at the time that the specified programme was part of the Department of Water Affairs and (g) what mechanisms are in place for monitoring and evaluating the specified contract in line with the objectives of the Expanded Public Works Programme as well as the job targets of the National Development Plan?

Reply:

(1) The owner is the Department of Environmental Affairs, the National Resource Management Cluster, and the Implementer (Implementing Agent) is Working on Fire (Pty) Ltd.

(2) All movable and immovable capital assets as well as equipment acquired or built with funds made available by the department to the implementing agent remain the property of the department. Fire fighting trucks and management vehicles – are provided on a full maintenance lease by FFA Assets (Pty) Ltd with ownership transfer to the Department of Environmental Affairs at the end of the lease period. Aviation resources – Turnkey solution, including aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance is contracted from Kishugu Aviation (Pty) Ltd.

(3) The implementing agent Working on Fire (Pty) Ltd was appointed by the Department of Environmental Affairs after a competitive request for proposals process was undertaken in terms of the Department’s Supply Chain Management Policy with the National Treasury providing oversight for the entire process.

a) FFA Operations (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of FFA Holdings (Pty) Ltd was appointed as the implementing agent. Subsequently, FFA Holdings (Pty) Ltd changed its name to Kishugu Holdings (Pty) Ltd and all of its subsidiaries were amended accordingly. FFA Operations (Pty) Ltd has recently been registered as Working on Fire (Pty) Ltd. It remains a subsidiary of Kishugu Holdings (Pty) Ltd;

b) the terms of engagement are that they have been appointed as an implementing agent in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of Environmental Affairs and Working on Fire (Pty) Ltd;

c) the value of the contract is determined annually in the budget vote allocation approved by Parliament, and dependent on the allocation of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF). The allocated budget for the current MTEF cycle is:

2014/15: R521 388 000,00

2015/16: R532 791 000,00

2016/17: R580 275 000,00

These allocations are inclusive of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) incentives grants (The funds paid to public bodies to incentivize work creation. The incentive is paid per quantum of employment created for the EPWP target group and can be measured in person-days of work or full time equivalent jobs) of:

2014/15: R58 114 000,00

2015/16: R44 019 000,00

2016/17: R46 352 000,00;

d) the Memorandum of Agreement is for a duration of seven years which commenced on 01 April 2014;

e) demographics:

Only South African ID holders are employed throughout the programme. This includes management staff and participants.

Management: African 63%, Coloured 10%, Indian 2% and White 25% R5, 414, 581 paid to management

Participants (previously referred to as beneficiaries): African 91%, Coloured 9%.

Female: 31%, Disabled 3% and Youth 95% of R19, 580, 675 has been paid to participants,

The Kishugu Shareholding Structure is also represented by all South Africans i.e. African, Coloured, Indian and White

  • Direct Cost Benefit (Wages, Management Salaries, UIF, Workmanship Compensation, Medicals and Personal Accident Policy) 43% till to date i.e.

R 19, 110, 321

  • Indirect Cost Benefit (Personal Protective Equipment, Training, OHS, Management Transport, Operational Transport Standing fees and Operational Transport variables) 41% till to date i.e. R18 286,508
  • Management fee : 9% which is R4,024, 649.00
  • Other (Operational variable cost, IT): 7 %

f) the same implementing agent Working on Fire (Pty) Ltd (at that stage it was FFA Operations (Pty) Ltd) was appointed by the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry after a competitive tender process (WP9191) undertaken in terms of the Department’s Supply Chain Management policy; and

g) there is a range of mechanisms in place for monitoring and evaluating the contract, and these include:

Department of Environmental Affairs National Resource Management Working on Fire Executive Committee (EXCO);

Department of Environmental Affairs National Resource Management Oversight Committee;

monthly and quarterly KPI Reporting to the Director-General; and

monthly and quarterly EPWP Reporting.

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20 November 2015 - NW3845

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Whether her department has any plans in place of supplying clean and safe water for human consumption to communities that are residing near the Nandoni Dam who are still drawing water from the water canals?

Reply:

The surrounding communities at the Nandoni Dam are receiving water from the Nandoni Water Treatment Works (WTW). The Nandoni Dam does not have canals which are accessible to the communities. The Nandoni WTW abstracts raw water from the Nandoni Dam, where it is treated through flocculation, sedimentation, filtration and chlorination processes. The treated water is then clean and safe for human consumption. The water that is used to clean filters at the plant through backwashing process is transported through canals which are still located within the yard of the plant and cannot be accessed by the communities.

The completed first phase of the Water Treatment Works is 60 ML/day and presently operating at 35ML/day because other parts of the pipeline Mavambe to Vuwani (NR7) and Valdezia to Mowkop are still under construction. The Nandoni WTW is currently serving 40 villages. Bulk Water is distributed to the communities through pump stations, pipelines (NN20B, NR5, NR6 and NR7) and command/main reservoirs. Water supply is reticulated to the households’ connection and communal taps. The Vhembe District Municipality as the Water Service Authority (WSA) has the plans to upgrade the available systems to ensure water is received at a higher level.

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20 November 2015 - NW3839

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)(a)(i) When was the clean break principle instituted that is applicable when a member of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) gets divorced and (ii) why the stated principle is applicable when a member of the GEPF gets divorced and (b) how many members of the GEPF have been affected by the specified principle to date; (2) (a) what is the legal basis on which the specified principle is founded, with specific reference to the relevant (i) legislation (ii) regulations and (iii) administration of justice and (b) why the specified principle is not a violation of the Pension Funds Amendment Act, Act 65 of 2001, and the National Credit Act, Act 34 of 2005; (3) (a) what has been the frequency of divorces in the GEPF since the application of the specified principle, (b) what is the estimate regarding divorces for the next five years and (c) regarding how many of the divorces the principle (i) has been applied and (ii) is projected to apply in the future?

Reply:

  1. (a) The ‘clean break principle’ in relation to the Government Employees Pension Law, 1996 (Proclamation No. 21 of 1996) (“the GEP Law”), which regulates the GEPF, was incorporated through the GEP Law Amendment Act, No. 19 of 2011, which came into effect on 14 December 2011. Section 24A was inserted into the GEP Law, to provide for the payment of pension interest upon divorce or dissolution of customary marriage.

It is important to note, that the GEPF is not regulated in terms of the Pension Funds Act, 1956 (Act No. 24 of 1956) (“the Pension Funds Act”), but is regulated in terms of the GEP Law. Section 24A of the GEP Law was modelled on and sought to align the GEP Law with section 37D of the Pension Funds Act, 1956 (Act No. 24 of 1956) in particular, to provide for the implementation of the ‘clean break principle’, by providing for the payment of a pension interest to a former spouse of a member on divorce or the dissolution of a customary marriage. Prior to the insertion of section 24A in the GEP Law, the GEP Law and the Rules of the GEPF did not allow a former spouse of a member to claim a portion of a member’s pension interest, in terms of a divorce order or an order for the dissolution of a customary, soon after the divorce order or the order for the dissolution of a customary marriage was granted. The former spouse could only receive a portion of the member’s interest after the exit of the member from the GEPF (on resignation or retirement). With the insertion of section 24A in the GEP Law and amendments to the Rules of the GEPF, a former spouse now can receive the proportion of a member’s pension benefit that is granted in terms of a court order for divorce or the dissolution of a customary marriage, soon after the order is granted.

In order to implement section 24A of the GEP Law, the Rules of the GEPF were amended, to include definitions of “divorce”, “divorce debt” and “divorce order”, and a new Rule 14.10 was inserted in the Rules of the GEPF with effect from 1 April 2012.

(b) GEPF and GPAA are still in the process of collating the statistics on members whose benefit has been reduced as a result of a divorce order settlement.

2. (a) The legal basis on which the ‘clean break principle’ is implemented is by virtue of section 24A of the GEP Law and Rule 14.10 of the Rules of the GEPF, as noted in the response to question 1(a) above. In relation to the administration of justice, a court issues a court order that includes an order for the distribution of pension benefits in terms of section 7(8) of the Divorce Act, 1979 (Act No. 70 of 1979). In terms of Rule 14.10 of the GEPF, the court order must then be provided to the GEPF, who then will implement the order in relation to the division of the pension fund benefits in accordance with the terms of the order and Rule 14.10.

(b) The implementation of the “clean break principle” for the GEPF is not in conflict with the Pension Funds Act (as amended by the Pension Funds Amendment Act, 2001 and subsequent amendments) as the GEPF does not fall under this Act. . Section 24A of the GEP Law gives effect to the ‘clean break’ principle for the GEPF.

It is not clear why the Honourable Member believes that the implementation of the “clean break principle” violates the National Credit Act. It is my understanding that the National Credit Act only applies in relation to “credit agreements” as defined in the National Credit Act. The “clean break principle” applies in relation to the implementation of a court order on divorce or the dissolution of a customary marriage, which is implemented in accordance with the GEP Law and the Rules of the GEPF. The court order does not constitute a “credit agreement” so the National Credit Act does not apply. Even if the court order was made in respect of a “settlement agreement”, it is an order of court, and cannot be construed as being a “credit agreement”.

3. The GEPF does not estimate the frequency of divorce. The GEPF will continue to honour divorce orders that are presented.