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13 July 2015 - NW2366

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

(1) With reference to his reply to question 463 on 13 April 2015, have the workers on (a) Magwa and (b) Majola tea plantations in the Eastern Cape been paid as at the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, why not; if so, are all payments up to date; (2) has any further funding been provided to (a) Magwa and (b) Majola tea plantations; if so, (i) how much funding has been provided to each specified plantation and (ii) by whom; (3) (a) what is his department’s long-term plan in relation to the two specified tea plantations and (b) what steps does he intend taking to get them functioning again?

Reply:

  1. With reference to his reply to question 463 on 13 April 2015, have the workers on (a) Magwa and (b) Majola tea plantations in the Eastern Cape been paid as at the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, why not; if so, are all payments up to date;
  • Yes the monies for the worker payments for 2015/16 have been paid to the respective estates.

2. has any further funding been provided to (a) Magwa and (b) Majola tea plantations; if so, (i) how much funding has been provided to each specified plantation and (ii) by whom;

  • No further funding additional to that paid over for wages is available, However, a request for additional funding to value of R 66 mil for the revitalisation of the two estates has been prepared and submitted to treasury. A response is awaited.

3.(a) what is his department’s long-term plan in relation to the two specified tea plantations and (b) what steps does he intend taking to get them functioning again?             

  • Yes, long term plans have been developed and includes, amongst others, institutional reforms, market oriented production and support from private stakeholders and labour. Diversification to alternative enterprises is part of the proposed steps.            
  • A submission for the funding of the long term development plan has been submitted to Treasury for potential funding

13 July 2015 - NW2414

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Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Minister of State Security

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

Reply:

  1. The State Security Agency (SSA) has spent the following amounts on advertising in the Sowetan and The Daily Sun:

 

Financial Year

Sowetan

The Daily Sun

2012-13

R 5 315.71

0

2013-14

0

0

2014-15

0

0

13 July 2015 - NW2401

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

With regards to the tender for the construction of a dedicated cruise liner terminal at the Cape Town harbour (a) what are the reasons for the delay in awarding this tender and (b) when will the specified tender be awarded?

Reply:

(a) Transnet SOC Ltd (“Transnet”) strictly adheres to the set procurement procedures for good governance. The delay was due to the first RFP (“Request for a Proposal”) being declared a non-award as a result the bidders not achieving the minimum threshold as per the request. The second RFP closed on 5 February 2015 and Corporate Governance processes had to be adhered to and the preferred bidder was only approved on 28 May 2015.

(b) Transnet informed the preferred bidder of its appointment on 4 June 2015. The process of negotiating a suitable Terminal Operator Agreement with the preferred bidder and Transnet is currently underway. As announced on 1 July 2015, V&A Waterfront (Pty) Ltd was awarded the preferred bidder status.

 

13 July 2015 - NW1399

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Van Dalen, Mr P to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

(a) What number of (i) financial, (ii) forensic and/or (iii) other investigations that were commissioned by his department have been completed since 1 April 2013 and (b) in each case, what are the relevant details on the (i) investigation including a synopsis of the facts and findings of each case, (ii) persons or third parties responsible for each investigation, (iii) total cost to date of each investigation and (iv) appropriate steps taken against officials and third parties implicated of wrongdoing in the findings of the investigations?

Reply:

TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES

A (i) Financial investigations = 1 case

(ii) Forensic investigations = 0

(iii) Other investigations =18 cases

B NATURE OF INVESTIGATION 2013

DATE

NATURE OF MISCONDUCT

DETAILS OF INVESTIGATION

RESPONSIBLE PERSON

COST INCURRED BY DMR LABOUR RELATIONS OFFICER IN CONDUCTING INVESTIGATION (S&T/Accommodation/Transport)

STEPS TAKEN

27.09.2013

Unauthorized use of GG vehicle

Employee subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

Employment Relations Management (ERM)

N/A

Employee was charged with misconduct and was suspended for one month without pay and recovery of 132 Kilometres travelled (R425.00)

18.06.2013

Perform remunerative work outside Public Service without permission from Director General as required by Public Service Act

Employee subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

ERM

R1710

The employee was found guilty and dismissed. The employee lodge an appeal against the sanction. The appeal Authority Committee reduced the sanction of dismissal to three month suspension without pay.

05.03 2013

Absenteeism and reporting to work under the influence of liquor.

  1. Employee was referred to rehabilitation centre.

2. Employee relapsed and continue to absent himself from work. The employee was subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

ERM

N/A

The employee was found guilty and dismissed. Employee lodged an appeal and it was upheld

31.10.2013

Issuing of fraudulent blasting certificate

Employee was subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

ERM

R3760.00

The employee was dismissed and the matter was referred to the HAWKS

11.07.2013

Absenteeism

Employee referred to rehabilitation centre

ERM

R6 456.44

Rehabilitation

02.04.2013

Poor performance

Employee was subjected to disciplinary

ERM

N/A

Employee found not guilty. Case closed

           

B NATURE OF INVESTIGATION 2014

DATE

NATURE OF MISCONDUCET

DETAILS OF INVESTIGATION

RESPONSIBLE PERSON

COST OF INVESTICATION

STEPS TAKEN

27.03.2014

Misuse of state property

Employee was subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

ERM

N/A

Employee was dismissed. Employee appealed against the sanction. Sanction was reduced to one month suspension without pay.

01.07.2014

Failure to honour an appointment with a client

Employee was found guilty of misconduct and informal process disciplinary instituted.

ERM

3978.14

Verbal warning

17.07.2014

Dereliction of duties

Employee was subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

ERM

N/A

Employee was found not guilty

07.10.2014

Non-compliance with Risk and Safety standard procedures

Employee was subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

ERM

N/A

One month suspension without pay and written warning. Employee appealed and the sanction was upheld.

07.10.2014

Non-compliance with Risk and Safety standard procedures

Employee was subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

ERM

N/A

Employee was found not guilty

07.10.2014

Non-compliance with Risk and Safety standard procedures

Employee was subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

ERM

N/A

Employee was found not guilty

07.10.2014

Dereliction of duties and absenteeism

Insufficient evidence to charge the employee. Case closed

ERM

N/A

Case closed due to insufficient evidence to charge the employee

25.02.2014

Disclosure of confidential information

Employee was subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

Audit

N/A

Employees was suspended for one month without pay

           

B NATURE OF INVESTIGATION 2015

 

DATE

NATURE OF MISCONDUCT

DETAILS OF INVESTIGATION

RESPONSIBLE OFFICIAL

COST OF THE INVESTIGATION

STEPS TAKEN

21.01.2015

Negligence: appointment of employee on a wrong level

Informal disciplinary hearing instituted against the employee

ERM

R2280.00

Written Warning

21.01.2015

Negligence: appointment of employee on a wrong level

Informal disciplinary hearing instituted against the employee

ERM

R2280.00

Written Warning

30.01.2015

Unauthorised use of GG vehicle

Employee subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

ERM

R17536.00

One month suspension without pay and a written warning

13.03.2015

Failure to disclose private business

Insufficient evidence to charge employees with misconduct. Case closed

ERM

N/A

Case closed

25.03.2015

Employee forged signatures of her supervisors when claiming S&T claims

Employee was subjected to a formal disciplinary hearing

ERM

R1140.00

Employee dismissed from work. The case has been referred to Legal Service and Security Risk to process legal claims to recover R475 120.79 and institute criminal case process against Ms Snyer.

TOTAL

     

R39 140. 58

 

 

 

Approved/not approved

Adv N.A. Ramatlhodi

Minister of Mineral Resources

Date Submitted:-………………/………………/2015

10 July 2015 - NW2348

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

With reference to the presentation made to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on 2 June 2015 (a) what are the full details of each of the mobile schools, (b) how many learners are enrolled in each of the specified schools, (c) on what dates were each of the specified mobile schools established, (d) how many teachers are employed in each mobile school, (e) what is the reason for the establishment of the mobile schools and (f) for how long will the specified schools remain mobile schools?

Reply:

 

(a) See attached spread sheet

(b) See attached spread sheet

(c) See attached spread sheet

(d) See attached spread sheet

(e) Schools build of prefabricated modular structures are constructed when schools are urgently required to avoid/ reduce overcrowding of existing schools or to avoid a situation where the Department will not be able to accommodate learners at all, especially at the beginning of an academic year.

(f) Many of these schools are in excellent to fair conditions and there is no reason to replace these particular schools at this stage. There is no fixed date by when these schools will be replaced as the replacement is determined by the condition of the structures. The planned dates for the replacement of those specific schools that require replacement are indicated on the attached spread sheet.

The responses from three provinces are still outstanding and these will be provided as soon as they are received.

10 July 2015 - NW806

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Holomisa, Dr BH to ask the President of the Republic

(1)Whether, as the Commander-in-Chief of the defence force, and in respect of the role the Government plays in continental peace efforts, the security forces are in a state of readiness as a fully trained and equipped force to respond to unforeseen and unconventional attacks both from within and outside the Republic; (2) whether the Government has or intends to have bilateral agreements with other tried and tested countries on unconventional warfare in order to train our personnel?

Reply:

  1. Yes, all South African National Defence Force (SANDF) forces deployed internally and externally are mission ready in terms of both training and equipment.
  2. 2.Yes, the SANDF has Memoranda of Understanding (MOU’s) with other armed forces in the African continent and beyond in line with the policies of our government and our continental and international obligations. Military training opportunities are exchanged between these friendly forces on continuous basis.

09 July 2015 - NW2442

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Boshoff, Ms SH to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1) For each province, (a) how many provincial education departments have developed district-based support teams to support the implementation of the Education White Paper 6 of July 2001, (b) are the specified teams fully functional in accordance with the Framework for the Establishment of District-based Support Teams and (c) how many (i) staff members and (ii) principals at schools for learners with special educational needs are assisting the district-based support teams; (2) which provinces supply her department with comprehensive records of all schools for learners with special educational needs; (3) for each province, (a) how many schools have provided the relevant district offices with the relevant progression and promotion schedules and (b) what measures are in place from district level to ensure that learners at the specified schools are benefitting educationally; (4) for each province, how many of the district-based support teams liaise with other government departments such as (a) Health and (b) Social Development to provide support to schools for learners with special educational needs through the services of health professionals?

Reply:

(1)(a) All nine provinces have developed District-Based Support Teams (DBSTs) to support the implementation of Education White Paper 6 of July 2001 as has been reported in the Progress Report on the Implementation of Education White Paper 6 of May 2015.

(b) A survey conducted on the functionality of District-Based Support Teams has shown that all 81 Districts in the country have functional District-Based Support Teams. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) is currently in the process of collecting detailed information on the constitution of each District-Based Support Teams so as to ensure that there is transversal representation.

(c) In the absence of norms for representation of (i) teachers and (i) principals of special schools on the DBSTs, no statistics can be provided. However. District offices involve expert teachers and lead principals of special schools in capacity building programmes of the DBST on an ad hoc basis.

(2) All nine provinces submit comprehensive data on special schools to the DBE on an annual basis through the Annual Special School Survey which is completed in September of each year.

(3) The Directorate: Education Management and Governance monitors that:

(a) all schools submit progression and promotion schedules to the district offices; and

(b) The Inclusive Education Units ensure, with the support of the Curriculum Units, that learners, who are repeating and have been progressed without meeting the grade requirements, are supported through the School-Based Support Teams. The DBE is currently in the process of finalising guidelines to support schools and teachers to provide effective support to these learners who have additional support needs, in line with the Policy on Screening, Identification. Assessment and Support (SIAS) of 2014.

(4) All District-Based Support Teams liaise with:


(a) the Department of Health through the Integrated School Health Programme as well as with;

(b) the regional offices of the Department of Social Development. The DBE is currently collaborating with the Department of Health to align the services of health professionals appointed respectively by the Departments of Basic Education and Health so as to make optimal use of these scarce services.

The Policy on Screening. Identification. Assessment and Support (SIAS) outlines the roles and responsibilities of these three government departments in this regard.

09 July 2015 - NW2443

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

(1) In respect of each province, does her department maintain a database of all educators who are employed at schools for learners with special educational needs together with their relevant qualifications: if not. (a) why not and (b) which provinces do maintain such a database; (2) how many (a) qualified, (b) unqualified and (c) underqualified educators are employed for each (i) grade and (ii) subject at schools for learners with special educational needs in each province; (3) in respect of each province, what measures have been put in place to ensure that the specified (a) unqualified and (b) underqualified educators at the specified schools attain the required qualifications; (4) in respect of each province, does her department have measures in place to ensure quality learning by learners taught by (a) unqualified or (b) underqualified educators at the specified schools; (5) whether target dates have been set by her department by which all educators employed by provincial departments at schools for learners with special educational needs must be qualified; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Attached find here: Reply

09 July 2015 - NW2445

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

(1) With reference to the purchase of school furniture for 845 schools in the Eastern Cape in the 2014-1 5 financial year, (a) which schools benefitted from this purchase, (b) did all 845 schools receive the school furniture, (c) how many desks were delivered to each school and (d) what is the number of furniture delivered to (i) primary schools and (ii) secondary schools; (2) does her department intend to provide the other schools in the Eastern Cape with desks where there is a shortage; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW2812E

Reply:

(1) (a) See annexure A
(b) The 845 schools are the schools which will be provided with furniture in the 2015 /16 financial year. Deliveries to these schools will commence in July 2015.

(c) As indicated above, deliveries to these schools will commence when the schools reopen in July 2015.

(d) 138 201 desks are to be delivered (i) 75 330 are primary school desks, (ii) 62 871 are secondary schools desks.

(2) The deliveries to the Eastern Cape by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) are a special intervention by the Department and future interventions will only be considered as and when the need arises and based on the funding resources available to the Department of Basic Education for such an intervention.

09 July 2015 - NW2444

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

(1) With regard to (a) public and (b) private schools, how many (i) primary schools and (ii) secondary schools are there in each province; (2) what is the total number of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools to be built as part of the Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Institute Programme in each province?

Reply:

ATTACHED FIND HERE: RESPONSE

08 July 2015 - NW2408

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

What amount did (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her spend on advertising in (i) Sowetan and (ii) Daily Sun in the (aa) 2012-13, (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) 2014-15 financial years? NW2774E

Reply:

Not applicable.

07 July 2015 - NW2133

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Walters, Mr TC to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

With reference to his statement in his Budget Vote Debate No 39, Rural Development and Land Reform, Appropriation Bill on 8 May 2015, (a) which (i) organisations and/or (ii) stakeholders advised against the proposed policy titled Strengthening the Relative Rights of People Working the Land, the so-called 50/50 proposal, during his consultation sessions, (b) on what basis was this advice not taken and (c) if he can provide copies of all such submissions; (2) (a) which (i) organisations and/or (ii) stakeholders supported the 50/50 proposal and (b) can he provide copies of all such submissions?

Reply:

(1)(a),(i),(ii) Agri South Africa, BASA/Agbiz, Sugar Association of South Africa, amongst others objected to the implementation of the 50/50 policy raising issues of co management, common visioning, and skills amongst communities and further stated that the policy should not be mandatory or binding but voluntary.

(b) All submissions are being considered in current consultations and alternative options to improve the policy are under discussion.

(c) Please refer to Annexure A for the AFASA submission.

(2)(a),(i),(ii) AFASA stated they will support the policy on condition that a farm has a turnover of R50 million. NGOs working on land also support the policy but did not provide written submissions.

(b) Please refer to Annexure B. All parties and stakeholders who are participating in consultations have embraced the principle of strengthening the rights of people who have contributed to the growth of the farming sector realising also the need of creating stability in the sector. Stakeholders went further to put options and suggestions on how to make the proposal workable. Consultations are still on going and there are many areas of convergence. It has been agreed with all stakeholders to select a few pilot sites for learning purposes and if the proposal does not work, it will be reviewed. Stakeholders are from organised agriculture, commodity organisations and NGOs.

07 July 2015 - NW2134

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Walters, Mr TC to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

With reference to his statement in his Budget Vote Debate No 39, Rural Development and Land Reform, Appropriation Bill on 8 May 2015, regarding the prohibition of land ownership by foreign nationals, (a) can he provide the accredited (i) research and/or (ii) impact studies showing the negative impact of foreign land ownership in the country used by his department to develop the proposed banning of foreign ownership of agricultural land and (b) what is the full academic reference in each case?

Reply:

(a)(i),(ii) Yes. Please refer to Annexures A and B.

  1. Please refer to Annexure C.

07 July 2015 - NW2136

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

With reference to his statement on land ceilings in his Debate on Vote 39, Rural Development and Land Reform, Appropriation Bill, on 8 May 2015, can he provide the accredited (a) research or (b) impact study or studies used by his department in determining the impact of the land ceiling proposals on (i) food security, (ii) jobs and employment, (iii) land values and (iv) the financial sector and (c) what is the full academic reference in each case?

Reply:

(a)(b)(i),(ii),(iii),(iv) Yes. A study called “A Comprehensive Assessment of Land Ceilings in Selected Countries and Lessons for South Africa`s Proposed Reforms - Freehold with Limited Extent” (Professor Sam Kariuke 21 March 2012); and a study on “The Agricultural Economy of South Africa and the Implications of a Potential Land Ceilings Policy and Legislation on the Broader Economy” (Makennete, Schalkwyk et al). Please refer to Annexures A and B.

(c) Please refer to Annexure C.

07 July 2015 - NW2390

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)      (a) How many operations have been conducted by the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and (b) in which (i) cities and (ii) areas in each province have such operations been conducted since the inception of Operation Fiela; (2) how many suspects have been (a) arrested and (b) released by the SANDF (i) on bail or (ii) due to no charges being pressed as a result of this operation; (3) in the case of suspects still under detention, in each case, where is the SANDF detaining such suspects; (4) how many cases brought by the SANDF (a) are currently pending before court or (b) have resulted in convictions as a result of the operation; (5) how many (a) illegal firearms, (b) weapons and (c) illegal narcotics have been confiscated by the SANDF as a result of the operation?

Reply:

The question should be directed to the Minister of Police

07 July 2015 - NW2235

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Whether (a) her department and (b) any entities reporting to her has paid out the remainder of any employee's contract before the contractually stipulated date of termination of the contract since the 2008-09 financial year up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, (i) what amount has (aa) her department and (bb) entities reporting to her spent on each such payout, (ii) to whom were these payouts made and (iii) what were the reasons for the early termination of the contracts in each specified case?

Reply:

According to the Department of Military Veterans

None

According to the Castle Control Board:

None

07 July 2015 - NW2257

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Mubu, Mr KS to ask the Minister of Public Works

Whether (a) his department and (b) any entities reporting to him has paid out the remainder of any employee's contract before the contractually stipulated date of termination of the contract since the 2008-09 financial year up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, (i) what amount has (aa) his department and (bb) entities reporting to him spent on each such payout, (ii) to whom were these payouts made and (iii) what were the reasons for the early termination of the contracts in each specified case?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works

With respect to the Department of Public Works:

(a) Yes, the Department of Public Works paid out the remainder of an employee’s contract in the 2012/2013 financial year.

(i) (aa) The amount of R1 523 504.98, was paid out after tax was deducted.

(ii) The above-mentioned amount was paid to a former Director-General in the Department of Public Works.

(iii) The amount was paid as a result of the redetermination of the term of office of the employee.

In most of these cases Government has made a saving, because we settled for an average of six months, instead of the full duration of the employment contract and thus avoided incurring further costs. In other cases the settlements were based on the outcomes of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) arbitrations.

With respect to public entities:

(b) Apart from the Independent Development Trust (IDT) none of the four public entities reporting to the Department of Public Works paid out the remainder of any employee’s contract before the contractually stipulated date of termination of contract since the 2008/09 financial year up to 31 March 2015. The IDT paid out the following amounts based on the negotiated separation agreements or CCMA arbitration awards against the IDT for terminated contracts involving disciplinary cases:

(i) (bb) Amount paid out

(ii) To whom paid

(iii) Reasons for contract termination

Financial year

R822 102.34

Former Regional General Manager – Limpopo Office

Changes in the business operating environment and changes in organizational requirements and skills demands for the position.

2009/2010

R793 267.94

Former Regional General Manager – Western Cape Office

Changes in the business operating environment and changes in organizational requirements and skills demands for the position.

2009/2010

R646 671.00

Former General Manager: Human Resources – National Office

Incompatible behaviour causing disharmony at work. The case was resolved through a mutual separation agreement.

2011/2012

R1 014 266.00

Former Executive Head: Corporate Services – National Office

Relationship between employer and employee had reached irreconcilable differences. The case was resolved through mutual separation.

2011/2012

R997 204.00

Former Programme Implementation Manager – Limpopo Office

The employee was dismissed for gross irregularities and at arbitration the ruling went against the IDT resulting in the settlement pay out.

2011/2012

R470 224.00

Former Programme Manager: Social Development – North West Office

The employee was dismissed for alleged tender irregularities but the CCMA determined that his suspension had been procedurally unfair and made an award in his favour leading to the four months settlement.

2013/2014

R691 561.00

Former Senior Manager: Human Resources Management – National Office

Incompatible behaviour causing disharmony at work. The case was resolved through a mutual separation agreement.

2013/2014

R437 000.00

Former Programme Manager: Social Development – Limpopo

The employee was charged and dismissed for gross misconduct, but the Employee won the case at the CCMA and was awarded 6 months’ salary pay.

2013/2014

R1 437 004.00

Former Regional General Manager – Eastern Cape Office

Changes in the terms and conditions of employment rendered the employee redundant, leading to a breakdown of relations. The breakdown in relations led to a negotiated mutual separation agreement.

2014/2015

R50 000.00

Former Filing Clerk – National Office

This was an irregular appointment as the individual did not have appropriate qualifications for the position. The contract was then annulled upon which the employee took the matter to the CCMA and the CCMA ruled that there had been procedural unfairness in the handling of the matter and an award of four months’ salary was given.

2014/2015

07 July 2015 - NW2425

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

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

Reply:

(a)  The Department did not use the Sowetan and Daily Sun newspapers for advertising during the years in question.

(b)  At the time of compilation, eighteen out of twenty-six entities responded to the request for information, with ten entities indicating that they had not advertised in the Sowetan and Daily Sun in the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 financial years. The responses from the eight entities are listed in the table below.

(b) Public Entity

(i) Amount spent on advertising in the Sowetan

(ii) Amount spent on advertising in the Daily Sun

 

(aa) 2012/13

(bb) 2013/14

(cc) 2014/15

(aa) 2012/13

(bb) 2013/14

(cc) 2014/15

  1. Banking Sector Education and Training Authority (BANKSETA)

R48 675.00

R66 470.00

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

  1. Education, Training and Development Practices (ETDPSETA)

R28 169.84

R129 558.94

R95 891.72

R0.00

R0.00

R49 709.02

  1. Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA)

R59 211.20

R16 545.39

R0.00

R19 794.62

R22 855.87

R0.00

  1. Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority (INSETA)

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

R29 913.60

R32 558.40

R0.00

  1. Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA)

R40 530.96

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

  1. National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)

R21 523.20

R0.00

R60 575.04

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

  1. Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

R0.00

R0.00

R 6 019.20

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

  1. Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA)

R42 237.00

R19 243.20

R78 454.80

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

Compiler/contact persons:

Ext:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

REPLY TO QUESTION 2425 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

07 July 2015 - NW2031

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

(1) Which strategic initiatives did her department conclude on a (a) national, (b) continental and (c) international level in the 2014-15 financial year; (2) what (a) are the strategic objectives of each specified initiative and (b) role will the SA National Military Veterans Association play in this regard? NW2294E

Reply:

(1) (a) none

(b) none

(c) 1- Uganda

07 July 2015 - NW2030

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

(1) How many cases relating to her department were reported via the (a) National Anti-Corruption Hotline and (b) Presidential Hotline (i) in the (aa) 2013-14 and (bb) 2014-15 financial years and (ii) from 1 April 2015 up to the latest date for which information is available; (2) whether, in the case of each specified financial year or period, any of the reported cases resulted in (a) an investigation, (b) departmental disciplinary hearings and/or (c) referrals for criminal prosecution; if so, what was the outcome of each of the specified processes; (3) what criteria were adopted in the decision to investigate a complaint? NW2293E

Reply:

Department of Military Veterans

National Anti-Corruption Hotline

(1) (a) (i) (aa) 2013/14 - One case, (bb) 2014/15 None, (ii) None

(2) (a) None, (b) departmental disciplinary hearing conducted, outcome resulted in dismissal (c) None

(3) Labour Relations

Presidential Hotline

Number of case reported via the (b) Presidential Hotline in the 2013-14 Financial years as per reporting Platform the ITSM7 System, the DMV Department received a total of 106 incidents /cases

(I) 2014-15 Financial Years: The Department received 934 Cases

From 1 April 2015 up to the latest date for, which information is available, the DMV received only 3 calls. All the calls have so far been resolved. The DMV currently uphold 100% resolution rate on all calls logged within the Presidential hotline.

  1. All the reported cases (a) require that we liaise, consult and collaborate with relevant units that deal with that specific benefit within the DMV.

(b) none (c) none

2. All complaints come to the Presidential Hotline through the ITSM7 System. Cases are investigated as soon as are logged into the system in order to adhere to the Presidential Hotline Service standard of 3 day’s response time.

07 July 2015 - NW2226

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

(1)Whether the pilot of the Agusta helicopter that crashed in the Kruger National Park had passed all his training exams at the first attempt; if not, which exams were repeated and how many times were the specified exams repeated; (2) whether any problems were experienced with the pilot and recorded on his flight record, where he was addressed regarding certain procedures that he did not observe; if so, (a) what were the problems and (b) how were they addressed; (3) whether the commission of inquiry into the flying accident has been finalised; if not, why not; if so, what were the findings of the investigation; (4) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

The Board of Inquiry (BOI) on this matter is in its final stages of completion; the relevant replies to the Questions will be provided as soon as the process is concluded.

07 July 2015 - NW2343

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

(1)With reference to the 31 variables assessed by the former Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation’s Management Performance Assessment Tool (MPAT) in the 2012-13 financial year, (a) what remedies have been implemented by her department to address the 15 weaknesses highlighted by the specified assessment results of the MPAT and (b) in the case of each weakness, list its corresponding corrective measure; (2) why did her department not appear before the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration as well as Performance Monitoring and Evaluation when invited to do so in the 2012-13 financial year; (3) what is the current MPAT assessment of her department?

Reply:

(1)

a) The Department of Defence utilises MPAT results to improve on its management practices and internal controls. This is achieved by means of continuously endeavouring to improve on good practice as per the prescribed MPAT standards.

b) After the DOD received the MPAT 1.3 (2012-13) results during mid-December 2014, a Departmental Instruction, approved by the Accounting Officer, was issued (DS/DPSP/R/501/13/4 dated 10 December 2014) to address the development of improvement plans. Key performance areas, which received a result of “partial compliance” or “non-compliance” with MPAT standards, had to compile an action plan to ensure improvement and/or full adherence to MPAT standards. Compliance with these action plans was monitored through the normal DOD’s performance reporting processes.

Improvement / actions to be taken to address the weaknesses as indicated by assessment results are listed in Appendix A.

2.  The Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration as well as Performance Monitoring and Evaluation took place on 05 November 2014 in the Strand Towers Hotel, Cape Town. Selected departments with poor MPAT results were invited to appear before this Committee, The DOD was not one of the departments invited to appear on that occasion.

3.  The moderated MPAT 1.4 results were received during the end of May 2015. The average DOD score is 2.1.

07 July 2015 - NW2135

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

With reference to his statement in his Budget Vote Debate No 39, Rural Development and Land Reform, Appropriation Bill on 8 May 2015, regarding the 50/50 proposal, (a) can he provide the accredited (i) research and/or (ii) impact studies used by his department in determining the impact of the 50/50 proposal on (aa) food security, (bb) jobs and employment, (cc) land values and (dd) the financial sector and (b) what is the full academic reference in each case?

Reply:

(a)(i),(ii),(aa),(bb),(cc),(dd) No research was conducted; however the selection of few pilot sites is intended to establish the feasibility of the implementation of the policy based on the problems and challenges of tenure insecurity of people working the land. The pilots will be carefully selected using the set criteria and the participation of stakeholders. The sites will be monitored in order to draw lessons for further improvements or changes to the policy.

06 July 2015 - NW2398

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Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Minister of Police

How many cases of witnesses that have (a) been attacked and/or (b) died while under witness protection resulted in (i) completed investigations, (ii) pending proceedings before the courts and (iii) convictions and (c) members of SA Police Service (i) face pending proceedings before the courts and/or (ii) have been convicted as a result (aa) in the (aaa) 200910, (bbb) 201011, (ccc) 201112, (ddd) 201213, (eee) 201314 and (fff) 201415 financial years and (bb) from 1 April 2015 up to the latest date for which information is available?

Reply:

The information that is required is not readily available as each case must be verified before the information can be submitted. A request is hereby made for an extension in order for us to provide quality and correct information as soon as it is received.

06 July 2015 - NW1347

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) Was her department involved in the development of the tender process of the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa for the assembly and production of the Government’s five million set-top boxes to be issued to identified poor households; if so, what are the relevant details of her department’s involvement?

Reply:

The department is not involved in the tender process.

MR N MUNZHELELE

[ACTING] DIRECTOR GENERAL

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

06 July 2015 - NW1643

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) How many queries have been received by the Film and Publication Board (FPB) since it implemented the Call Centre System in July 2014, with a toll-free number for distributors and the broader community to access the FPB, (b) has the call-logging facility enabled sufficient tracking to ensure closure of queries and (c) how many queries have been resolved thus far?

Reply:

a) 3767 is the total number of queries received in July 2014 to March 2015.

b) The process of tracking is manual, a service provider will be appointed to automate the process.

c) 2070 total queries were resolved in July 2014 to March 2015.

NDIVHUHO MUNZHELELE

[ACTING] DIRECTOR GENERAL

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

06 July 2015 - NW462

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Davis, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)Whether her department spent an amount of R1,6 million on an official departmental advertisement published in a certain newspaper (name and details furnished); if not, why not; if so, (2) whether this expenditure was authorised by (a) the relevant Deputy Director-General or (b) any other official accounting officer; if not, why not; if so, by whom?

Reply:

  1. The Department of Communications did not spend an amount of R1.6 million for an official advertisement in the named newspaper, but rather spent R720 990.72.  This cost saving was due to negotiated discounts through media bulk buying.
  2. The above expenditure was authorised in accordance with the GCIS/DOC supply chain management delegation 4.4 which states that "the acquisition of print media directly with the sole service providers or sole appointed agent , approval thereof rests with the Chief Director (Communication Services Agency) and the Chief Financial Officer for amounts between (R30 000.00 – R3 million)."

This expenditure was within the provision of delegation 4.4 and it was authorised by the Acting Chief Director: Communication Service Agency and Acting Director General in his capacity as the Accounting Officer due to the absence of the Chief Financial Officer at the time.

MR D LIPHOKO

[ACTING] DIRECTOR GENERAL

GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS (GCIS)

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

06 July 2015 - NW2054

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) What are the dates for the dual illumination period for the transition to broadcast digital migration, (b) what is the projected cost of the dual illumination period and (c) which departmental programme will finance the illumination period?

Reply:

(a) Dual illumination already exist in South Africa. We assume that dual illumination here is referred to the performance period. The performance period will be determined by the Minister in consultation with Cabinet in due course. The consultation timeline with Cabinet will be determined in consideration of a few factors:

  • Bilateral engagement with neighbouring countries regarding harmonisation of frequency spectrum interference; and
  • Pending court decision against the Government by eTV.

(b)

DESCRIPTION

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

Dual Illumination (Ex VAT)

R113, 975 542

R120, 683, 617

R129, 369, 314

Dual Illumination (Incl. VAT)

R129, 932, 118

R137, 579, 323

R147, 481, 018

(c) Sentech has in its budget funding for Dual Illumination Period for 2015/16.

MR NDIVHUHO MUNZHELELE

[ACTING] DIRECTOR GENERAL

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

06 July 2015 - NW1336

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)(a) How many persons are employed at the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) and (b) of these, how many are in permanent positions;

Reply:

  1. The MDDA has 19 employees
  2. (a) 11 resigned from the MDDA in the past financial year

(b) Reasons for resignation are as follows:

Number

Reason for resignation

2

Contract expired

1

Took a job closer to place of residence

1

Promotion

1

Higher salary

1

Strained relation at work

1

Ill health

3

Work environment not conducive for efficiency and productivity

1

Mutually agreed settlement

(3) (a) The names and

(b) contact details of employees who have resigned will not be made available to the public due to the following reasons:

(i) The International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) code of Practice on the protection of workers personal data, 1997 which is taken into account when interpreting and applying the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (Section 1(b) and section 3(c) states that:

“personal data should in principle be used for the purposes for which they were originally collected.”

It further states that “Personal data should not be communicated to third parties without the worker’s explicit consent unless the communication is: a) necessary to prevent serious and imminent threat to life or health. b) required or authorised by law. c) necessary for the conduct of employment relationship d) required for enforcement of criminal law.

Former employees of the MDDA have not consented to their personal information be made available to third parties. The MDDA will not disclose such information unless it is required by law or unless consent is given by the previous employees.

4. (a) The following senior positions are vacant:

i) Chief Executive Officer

ii) Chief Operating Officer

iii) Chief Financial Officer

iv) Programme Director

 

(b) i) Chief Executive Officer – since June 2014

ii) Chief Operating Officer – since July 2014

iii) Chief Financial Officer - since January 2015

iv) Programme Director – since June 2014

5. i) Chief Executive Officer: The post was advertised in the national newspapers in September 2014. The recruitment process is awaiting presentation and approval from the Board.

ii) Chief Operating Officer: The position has not been advertised as it is being reviewed.

iii) Chief Financial Officer: The position has not been advertised. According to the MDDA Board resolution of 2013, this position must be appointed by the Board.

iv) Programme Director: The post was advertised in May 2014 and interviews were held. No suitable candidate was found. The position will be readvertised.

MR N MUNZHELELE

[ACTING] DIRECTOR GENERAL

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

06 July 2015 - NW1022

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Chance, Mr R to ask the Minister of Communications

What amount was spent by the Independent Communications Authority of SA on (a) décor, (b) plants and (c) art work purchased (i) directly from artists and (ii) through an agent in the 2013-14 financial year in each case?

Reply:

ICASA did not purchase (a) décor (b) plants and (c) artwork (i) from artists or (ii) through an agent in the 2013/2014 financial year.

MR N MUNZHELELE

[ACTING] DIRECTOR GENERAL

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

06 July 2015 - NW1932

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Masango, Mr SJ to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) Who are the current chief financial officers of (i) her department and (ii) the entities reporting to her and (b) what is the qualification of each chief financial officer?

Reply:

(i)  Departments

Department of Communications (DoC)

  1. The position is vacant. The recruitment process is in progress.
  2. The appointment will be finalised in line with the required qualifications.

Government Communications (GCIS)

  1. Kenneth Zwelinjani Momeka
  2. National Diploma: Cost and Management Accounting (TUT) and B Tech degree: Corporate Administration (UNISA).

 

(ii)Entities

Brand SA

(a)   Ms Alice Puoane

(b)  Com degree

Film and Publication Board (FPB)

(a)    The position is vacant. The FPB is in the process of recruiting a Chief Financial Officer.

(b)    The minimum qualification requirement for the Chief Financial Officer post is a degree in Finance or similar qualification on the same NQF level and preferably also having CA (SA) or CIMA qualifications.

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

(a)     The CFO position at ICASA is vacant. A process is currently underway to fill the position.

(b)     The minimum requirements for the position are Masters Degree in Commerce (Finance, Auditing, Accounting or related) and/or Chartered Accountant NQF level 9.

Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA)

(a)  The MDDA does not have a CFO. However, the Finance Manager (Talifhani Khubana) has been appointed as Acting CFO.

 

(b) Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting

Honours Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting

Master of Business Administration

South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)

(a)  James Rogers Aguma

(a)   B Com ( Accounting )

Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting

Post Graduate Certificate in Auditing

NDIVHUHO MUNZHELELE

[ACTING] DIRECTOR GENERAL

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

06 July 2015 - NW337

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Davis, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Communications

(1) Was a resolution taken by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) council to either (a) revoke or (b) enforce section 7(4) of the ICASA Act, Act 13 of 2000, in respect of the expiry of term of office of the four ICASA councillors at the end of 2014; if not, why not; if so, did the Council resolve to (i) revoke or (ii) enforce section 7(4); (2) on which authority did she rely when she wrote a letter dated 6 October 2014 notifying the ICASA councillors that section 7(4) of the ICASA Act, Act 13 of 2000, would not apply in this case; (3) were the four ICASA councillors referred to above paid for the 45-day working period that she revoked in her letter dated 6 October 2014; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Yes, the four Councillors were duly paid on 30 December 2014 for their 45 day extended period after the expiry of their term, as follows:

Councillor’s Name

End of Office Term

End of the extended 45 working days

Councillor William Currie

30 September 2014

02 December 2014

Councillor Joseph Lebooa

30 September 2014

02 December 2014

Councillor Ntombizodwa Ndhlovu

31 October 2014

08 January 2015

Councillor William Stucke

31 October 2014

08 January 2015

MR N MUNZHELELE

[ACTING] DIRECTOR GENERAL

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

06 July 2015 - NW1644

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) How many Film and Publication Board (FPB) classifiers have been trained through a formal qualification process and (b) at what institution have the specified Film and Publication Board classifiers qualified since 26 May 2014?

Reply:

  1. There is no formal qualification provided for classifiers. FPB provides informal classifier training in the form of workshops. These are conducted using the services of experts in the different fields- the appeals tribunal and experienced senior classifiers. Training is informal in the form of a workshop which deals in depth with the classification guidelines, applicable legislations including the Constitution. On a quarterly basis, there are refresher classifiers’ training workshops provided which are interactive and allow classifiers to provide operational feedback and challenges experienced in the application of the guidelines and legislation.
  2. No formal qualification is offered to classifiers.

NDIVHUHO MUNZHELELE

[ACTING] DIRECTOR GENERAL

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

06 July 2015 - NW2048

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)Have any specific criteria been developed to identify eligible households to receive a free set-top box as part of the revised Broadcasting Digital Migration Policy; if so, (a) by whom were the criteria developed, (b) on what date were the criteria published in the Government Gazette and (c) under what Government Gazette number; (2) (a) how will eligible households be (i) identified and (ii) vetted to determine the legitimacy of their receipt of a set-top box, (b) who will carry out this process, (c) what is the projected cost of this process and (d) has the process begun?

Reply:

  1. (a) The qualifying criteria was developed by the USAASA.

(b) The criteria was published on the 28th of October 2014 under gazette number 38134.

2. (a) According to USAASA, (i) (ii) the identification and vetting of the applicant will be done through the means test and (b) there have been business rules developed by the Agency and SAPO. The process will show the various checks and balances to ensure that the right recipients receive the boxes.

(c) R190 million is allocated for the distribution of Set-Top-Boxes.

(d) The process has not begun.

MR NDIVHUHO MUNZHELELE

[ACTING] DIRECTOR GENERAL

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

06 July 2015 - NW2049

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)Whether there is a shortfall of funds between the amount made available by the Universal Service and Access Fund and the projected costs of the production of the set-top boxes; if so, what does this shortfall amount to; (2) whether negotiations are underway with the National Treasury in order to secure additional funding to cover the shortfall; if so, at what stage are these negotiations? NW2312E

Reply:

  1. The available budget allocated for the provision of free set-top-boxes to five (5) million poor television household is R2, 523,642, 000. Shortfall to be established once the costing of the STBs has been determined.
  2. Negotiations with National Treasury will be initiated once a shortfall figure, if any, has been identified.

MR NDIVHUHO MUNZHELELE

[ACTING] DIRECTOR GENERAL

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

06 July 2015 - NW1147

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Shinn, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) What amount did (i) her department and (ii) state entities reporting to her spend on each newspaper subscription in each month (aa) in the (aaa) 2011-12, (bbb) 2012-13 and (ccc) 2013-14 financial years and (bb) during the period 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified date for which information is available and (b) how many copies of each newspaper were ordered on each day of the week (i) in each specified financial year and (ii) during the period 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified date for which information is available?

Reply:

(i)

  1. The Government Communication and Information Systems (GCIS) does not subscribe with any media house but follow the normal procurement process as per PFMA and PPPFA through which the prospective service providers are invited to bid for supplying and delivering of various newspapers for the period of six months. The department does not hold subscriptions with any media house. The GCIS procures newspapers for the Department of Communications.

 

The following amounts were spent on newspapers during the financial year, (aaa) 2011 – 2012 R671 607.39

(bbb) 2012 – 2013 R678 410.40

(ccc) 2013 – 2014 R670 473.96

(bb) 2014 – 2015 R793 916.44.

i.  Financial Year 2011/2012 (R671 607.39)

Name of the newspaper

Number of copies per day

Quantity of newspaper procured per year

Beeld

10

4698

Business Day

44

3079

Citizen

25

9614

Daily Sun

15

6003

TNT Media

32

3872

Pretoria News

35

12015

Sowetan

45

15094

Star

46

14834

Financial Mail

3

152

Mail & Guardian

45

2934

Rapport

5

832

DIAMOND Fields Advertiser

4

522

Cape times

8

1364

Saturday Star

5

832

Pretoria news Saturday

5

676

Beeld Saturday

5

676

Sunday Times

10

156

Sunday World

5

60

The Times

7

522

City Press

10

5176

Sunday independent

10

1468

Sunday sun

10

1222

Citizen Saturday

5

416

ii.  Financial Year 2012/2013 (R678 410.40)

Name of the newspaper

Number of copies per day (Monday to Friday)

Quantity of newspaper procured per year

Beeld

20

5260

Business Day

44

11572

Citizen

31

8153

Daily Sun

33

8679

New Age

37

9731

Pretoria News

46

12098

Sowetan

50

13150

Star

49

12887

Financial Mail

23

6049

Mail & Guardian

52

13676

Rapport

7

1841

Saturday Pretoria News

4

208

Saturday Citizen

4

208

Saturday Star

5

260

Sunday Independent

12

624

Sunday Sun

15

780

Sunday Times

16

832

Sunday World

9

468

The Times

25

1300

City Press

12

624

Name of the newspaper

Number of copies per day (Monday to Sunday )

Quantity of newspaper procured per year

Beeld

26

6 838

Business Day

53

13 939

Citizen

38

9994

Daily Sun

50

13150

New Age

43

11 309

Pretoria News

57

14991

Sowetan

61

16043

Star

63

16569

Financial Mail

34

8942

Mail & Guardian

59

15517

Rapport

16

4208

Beeld Naweek

4

208

Saturday Pretoria News

12

624

Saturday Citizen

12

624

Saturday Star

12

624

Sunday Independent

22

1144

Sunday Sun

18

936

Sunday Times

27

1404

Sunday World

19

988

The Times

48

2496

City Press

38

1976

iii. Financial Year 2013/2014 (R670 473.96)

iv.

ii. Financial Year 2014/2015 (R793 916.44)

Name of the newspaper

Number of copies per day (Monday to Sunday)

Number of copies per year

Beeld

18

4 734

Business Day

42

11 046

Citizen

30

7 890

Daily Sun

35

9 206

New Age

37

9 731

Pretoria News

46

12 098

Sowetan

48

12 624

Star

49

12 887

Financial Mail

24

6 312

Mail & Guardian

52

13 676

Rapport

7

1 841

Beeld Naweek

3

156

Saturday Pretoria News

4

208

Saturday Citizen

4

208

Saturday Star

5

260

Sunday Independent

14

728

Sunday Sun

8

416

Sunday Times

16

832

Sunday World

9

468

The Times

25

1300

City Press

13

676

(ii)

BrandSA

(aaa) 2011/2012: R49 195.25

(bbb) 2012/2013: R55 694.40

(ccc) 2013/14: R72 221.17

(bb) 2014/15: R23 432.00

 

(b) The number of copies of each newspaper that were ordered are as follows:

(i) 2011/2012: 3 copies of each newspaper were ordered on each day of the week.

2012/2013: 4 copies of each newspaper were ordered on each day of the week.

2013/2014: 6 copies of each newspaper were ordered on each day of the week.

 

ii)2014/2015: 2 copies of each newspaper were ordered on each day of the week.

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

(aaa) 2011/2012: R262 282.55

(bbb) 2012/2013: R305 856.65

(ccc) 2013/2014: R242 110.14

(bb) 2014/2015: R93 261.51

(b)The number of copies of each newspaper that were ordered are as follows:

i) 2011/2012: Daily purchase: 18 copies of the Sowetan, 40 copies of The Star, 1 copy of The Star (afternoon edition), 36 Business Day, 38 Mail and Guardian (weekly), 28 Financial Mail, 28 Citizen on Thursdays and 7 copies daily, 1 copy of the Beeld, 1 copy of the Finance Week, 4 copies of The Economist on Mondays, 3 copies of the Financial Times on Thursdays, 1 copy of the Daily Sun, 2 copies of the Saturday Star, 4 copies of the City Press, 4 copies of the Sunday Times,1 copy of the Sunday Independent, 1 copy of the Sunday Sun, 1 copy of the Sunday World.

2012/2013: 2011/2012: Daily purchase: 18 copies of the Sowetan, 40 copies of The Star, 1 copy of The Star (afternoon edition), 36 Business Day, 38 Mail and Guardian (weekly), 28 Financial Mail, 7 Citizen, 1 copy of the Beeld, 1 copy of the Finance Week, 4 copies of The Economist on Mondays, 3 copies of the Financial Times on Thursdays, 1 copy of the Daily Sun, 2 copies of the Saturday Star, 4 copies of the City Press, 4 copies of the Sunday Times,1 copy of the Sunday Independent, 1 copy of the Sunday Sun, 1 copy of the Sunday World.

2013/2014: Daily purchase: 17 copies of the Sowetan, 41 copies of The Star, 1 copy of The Star (afternoon edition), 35 Business Day, 39 Mail and Guardian (weekly), 27 Financial Mail (Thursdays), 7 Citizen, 1 copy of the Beeld, 1 copy of the Finance Week (Thursdays), 4 copies of The Economist on Mondays, 3 copies of the Financial Times on Thursdays, 1 copy of the Daily Sun, 1 copy of the Saturday Star, 3 copies of the City Press, 3 copies of the Sunday Times,1 copy of the Sunday Independent, 1 copy of the Sunday Sun, 1 copy of the Sunday World and 1 copy of the Engineering News (weekly).

ii) 2014/2015: Daily purchase: 9 copies of the Sowetan, 11 copies of The Star, 1 copy of The Star (Saturday), 12 Business Day, 8 Mail and Guardian (weekly), 3 Financial Mail (Thursdays), 1 Citizen, 1 copy of the Beeld, 3 copies of the Financial Mail on Thursdays, 1 copy of the Daily Sun, 1 copy of the Saturday Star, 1 copy of the City Press, 1 copy of the Sunday Times,1 copy of the Sunday Independent, 1 copy of the Sunday Sun, 1 copy of the Sunday World and 1 copy of Fin Week (weekly).

Film and Publication Board

(aaa) 2011/2012: R806.04

(bbb) 2012/2013: R8144.76

(ccc) 2013/2014: R6959.28

(bb) 2014/2015: R8250.46

(b)

i) Newspapers purchased for each financial year:

Sowetan: 2 copies daily and 480 per year

The Star: 2 copies daily and 480 per year

Business Day: 2 copies daily and 480 per year

City Press: 2 copies weekly and 96 copies per year

Sunday Times: 2 copies weekly and 96 copies per year

Mail & Guardian: 2 copies weekly and 96 copies per year

ii) Same as above

MDDA

(aaa) 2011/2012: R 8899.59

(bbb) 2012/2013: R 9038.88

(ccc) 2013/2014: R 7079.64

(bb) 2014/2015: R6543.12

(b)The MDDA order two copies of the following newspapers per day for the week:

i) 2011/2012: Financial Mail, Mail and Guardian, Citizen, The Star and Business Day

2012/2013: Financial Mail, Mail and Guardian, Citizen, The New Age and Business Day.

2013/2014: Publisher, Financial Mail, Mail and Guardian, The Star and The New Age.

ii)2014/2015: Financial Mail, Business Day and Sowetan

SABC

(a)

THE NEW AGE NEWSPAPER

(aaa) 2011/12: R238 356,52

(bbb) 2013/14: R337 662.80 and

(ccc) 2014/2015: R43 887.50

MEDIA 24

(aaa) 2009/2010: R229 886.11

(bbb) 2011/2012: R269 403.00 and

(ccc) 2013 R104 910.93 financial years R619 906.82

SABC procures Media 24 subscriptions through Times Media Group due to varying procurement processes

TIMES MEDIA GROUP

(aaa) 2011/2012: R1 659 736 .72

(bbb) 2013/2014: R2 120 559.82 and

(ccc) 2015: R702 899.50

MR NN MUNZHELELE

[ACTING] DIRECTOR GENERAL

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

06 July 2015 - NW2055

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister of Communications

Will recipients of the free set-top boxes need valid SABC licences before digital switch on; if not, what regulatory amendments are anticipated to enable this?

Reply:

Yes, recipients of free set-top-boxes will have to present valid SABC television licence.

MR NDIVHUHO MUNZHELELE

[ACTING] DIRECTOR GENERAL

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

06 July 2015 - NW1112

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Communications

How much did (a) her department and (b) entities reporting to her spend on advertising in The New Age newspaper in the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years?

Reply:

GCIS procures media space and services on behalf of other departments and public entities. The total funds spent on TNA Media related service including transactions facilitated for the departments and entities as follows:

(a)  Department

(i)  Financial Year 2011/2012 R 7 637 809.65

(ii) Financial Year 2012/2013 R 8 348 116.90

(iii) Financial Year 2013/2014 R 9 048 481.89

(b)  Entities

BrandSA

(i), (ii) & (iii) BrandSA did not spend on advertising in The New Age newspaper for financial years 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14.

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

(i), (ii) & (iii) The ICASA did not spend on advertising in The New Age newspaper for financial years 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14.

Film and Publication Board (fpb)

(i), (ii) & (iii) The FPB did not spend on advertising in The New Age newspaper for financial years 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14.

Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA)

(i), (ii) & (iii) The MDDA did not spend on advertising in The New Age newspaper for financial years 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14.

South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)

  1. 2011-12 none
  2. 2012 – 2013 R175 840
  3. 2013 – 2014 R73 140

MR N MUNZHELELE

[ACTING] DIRECTOR GENERAL

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

06 July 2015 - NW2053

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Communications

Has work commenced on developing the technical specifications for the integrated digital television sets; if so, (a) on what date did the work commence, (b) who is serving on the committee developing the specifications and (c) what is the projected completion date for the specifications?

Reply:

No.

Integrateg Digital Television (IDTV) SANS 10352 standard is yet to be finalised. According to SABS, the standard is targeted for finalisation at the end of 2015.

 

MR NDIVHUHO MUNZHELELE

[ACTING] DIRECTOR GENERAL

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

06 July 2015 - NW1688

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) How many copies of My District Today published by the Government Communication and Information System are distributed (i) weekly and (ii) monthly, (b) through what medium is the publication distributed, (c) in what language is the publication published, (d) is each province equally represented in the publication and (e) how is the publication monitored to ensure that it successfully reaches communities?

Reply:

(a)    My District Today is a weekly online newsletter published every Friday. Currently My District Today is circulated to a database of roughly 10 000 stakeholders including Academia, Civil society Organisation: NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, Business, Government Sector: National departments, Provincial government and Municipalities, Community Development Workers, Street Committees, Commercial Media: SABC ALS, Community Media: small print, radio as well as community television; Community Policing Forums, Thusong Programme Coordinating Structures, Traditional Authorities, Special Groups: Organised Youth structures, Women’s groups and those structures of people with disabilities, Rate Payers Associations, Organised Labour, Constituency Offices and Ward Committees, amongst others.

The publication aims to profile the impact of government programmes by elevating community voices and coalface stories – the editorial bias is towards profiling success stories of government’s nine priorities especially in remote and far lying communities which often do not get public attention.

The publication further serves to elevate local stories to the national platforms such as the Vuk’uzenzele newspaper, the Public Sector Magazine, internal newsletters of government departments, etc.

(b)       My District Today is published on the GCIS website and cascaded via email to national, provincial and local stakeholders.

(c)       The publication is currently published in English.

(d)       Equal representation of all nine provinces is ensured through a rotational roster, wherein if five stories are covered in a week (one from each province) the next edition automatically covers the remaining four. Provinces are therefore equally represented in a month.

(e)     In terms of monitoring, a survey was conducted in August 2014 among recipients to evaluate interest, conceive inputs and further ideas on areas of improvement. The survey made a number of recommendations which are being implemented.

Because of its nature as an online publication it is primarily intended for stakeholders and community intermediaries as opposed to individual community members who receive communication via other channels. This dissemination is done by means of a data base maintained both nationally and provincially, through the Content and Knowledge Management Assistant Directors in GCIS Provincial Offices who verify email addresses.

Provision is made for occasional print versions of the product during the GCIS provincial outreaches where it is distributed to members of the public with other government information material.

DONALD LIPHOKO

[ACTING] DIRECTOR GENERAL

GCIS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE: