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17 March 2015 - NW409

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Masango, Mr SJ to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) (a) How many new appointments were made at the Airports Company South Africa in the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years and (b) in each case, (i) what are the names of the appointees and (ii) in which positions were they appointed; (2) were (a) the positions advertised in the press and (b) standard recruitment processes followed; if not, why not, in each case; if so, (i) how many applications were received for each advertised position, (ii) what was the highest qualification for the persons who were appointed and (iii) what level of remuneration will be paid to the persons who were appointed; (3) whether vacant posts were also advertised internally; if not, why not; if so. (a) how many positions were filled internally and (b) what are the names of the incumbents; (4) (a) how many staff members are currently in an acting capacity and (b) in each case, (i) in what positions are tey acting and (ii) for what reason?

Reply:

(1) (a) How many new appointments were made at the Airports Company South Africa in the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years and (b) in each case, (i) what are the names of the appointees and (ii) in which positions were they appointed;

(a) The Airports Company South Africa appointed various people in different positions during the period under review.

(i) Appointments 2011 -12 were, 375
(ii) Appointments 2012 -13 were, 379
(iii) Appointments 2013 -14 were, 413

Detail of appointments per financial year, per position and employee is attached for reference as requested.

(2) were (a) the positions advertised in the press and (b) standard recruitment processes followed; if not, why not, in each case; if so, (i) how many applications were received for each advertised position, (ii) what was the highest qualification for the persons who were appointed and (iii) what level of remuneration will be paid to the persons who were appointed;

(a) The Company resourcing is approached in line with the approved policy, regulating recruitment, selection and appointments. (b) A copy of the policy is included for reference. Recruitment for positions that are vacant and should be filled is done according to policy requirements.

(3) whether vacant posts were also advertised internally; if not, why not; if so, (a) how many positions were filled internally and (b) what are the names of the incumbents:

In line with the policy as attached, all vacant positions that should be filled are advertised internally. The promotions for each year are reflected below:

(b) (i) Promotions 2011 -12 were, 22
(ii) Promotions 2012 -13 were, 108
(iii) Promotions 2013 -14 were, 158

The detail about each promotion is included in the attached sheet for each year under review.

(4) (a) how many staff members are currently in an acting capacity and (b) in each case, (i) in what positions are they acting and (ii) for what reason? NW485E

The Company approaches absence from people in supervisory and management positions, by requiring a person to Act in such capacity during periods of absence. This allows for business continuity and does expose individuals to gain experience in a different role as well.

The record of people acting during the period mainly December 2014- January 2015, which accumulated to 144 instances, is attached for reference.

17 March 2015 - NW412

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Mubu, Mr KS to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) a) How many new appointments were made at the Railway Safety Regulator In the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years and (b) in each case, (i) what are the names of the appointees and (ii) in which positions were they appointed;

Reply:

A) (i) 2011/12 financial year – 23
(i) 2012/13 financial year - 25

(i) 2013/14 financial year – 2

B) FOR YEAR: 2011/12 (23 Appointments Made
 

NO

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

POSITION APPOINTED TO

1

Deon Bouwer

Safety Inspector

2

Adam Wahl

Safety Inspector

3

Simon Hubiner

Safety Inspector

4

CheyI Walters

Executive Assistant

5

Kgagelo Masipa

Manager Permit

6

Matselanane Makwela

Safety Inspector

7

Nonhlanhla Ndima

Safety Inspector

8

Lungelo Nzuza

Administrator: Analysis

9

Molepa Seabela

Safety Inspector

10

Thamsanqa Tom

Safety Inspector

11

Freddie Kgomari

Chief Executive Officer

12

Nkululeko Poya

HR Practitioner

13

Benedicta Damba

Officer Administrator

14

Pumla Ntsonkota

Senior Researcher

15

Mabila Mathebula

Senior Manager: Strategic Planning

16

Lubabalo Molefe

Senior Manager: Communications

17

Sibongiseni Henna

ICT Manager

18

Sithambiso Mbolekwana

General Manager

19

Stompie Xulu

General Manager: Corporate Affairs

20

Thanduxolo Fumbata

Safety Inspector

21

Vuyo Sijeku

Administrator: Safety Standards

22

Mandla Basani

Senior Manager: ICT

23

Nkululeko Mflatela

Legal Advisor


Please find here: FOR YEAR: 2012/13 (25 Appointments Made)

17 March 2015 - NW410

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Masango, Mr SJ to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) (a) How many new appointments were made at the Air Traffic and Navigation Services in the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years and (b) in each case, (i) what are the names of the appointees and (ii) in which positions were they appointed; (2) were (a) the positions advertised in the press and (b) standard recruitment processes followed; if not, why not, in each case; if so, (i) how many applications were received for each advertised position, (ii) what was the highest qualification for the persons who were appointed and (iii) what level of remuneration will be paid to the persons who were appointed; (3) whether vacant posts were also advertised internally; if not, why not; if so, (a) how many positions were filled internally and (b) what are the names of the incumbents; (4) (a) how many staff members are currently in an acting capacity and (b) in each case, (i) in what positions are they acting and (ii) for what reason?

Reply:

Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS)

(1) (a) How many new appointments were made at the Air Traffic and Navigation Services in the (i) 2011-12 - 137(6 Professionally qualified; 120 Skilled Technical Workers and Junior Managers; 11 Semi-skilled and Discretionary Decision positions)
(ii) 2012-13 - 107(10 Professionally qualified; 81 Skilled Technical Workers and Junior Managers; 6 Semi-skilled Technical Workers and 10 Unskilled and Defined Decision Making positions)
(iii) 2013-14 - 146(4 Professionally qualified, 128 Skilled Technical Workers and Junior Managers; 12 Semi-skilled Technical Workers and 2 Unskilled and Defined Decision Making Positions

(2) (a) the positions advertised in the press -Yes, depending on the position ATNS does use the press if the position requires this recruitment method. Not all positions are advertised via the press.

(b) Yes, all positions are filled as per recruitment process and policy.

(i) Average 10 (again this is very subjective, as it largely depends on the level and qualification of the position).

(ii) what was the highest qualification for the persons who were appointed - As per minimum requirements of each advertised position. Again this varies from entry to top levels in the Company.

(iii) ATNS benchmarks all our remuneration against the South African market. Ail remuneration offered is in line with the market benchmark based on the grade of the position.

(3) Yes

17 March 2015 - NW571

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Mr. M S F de Freites (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

How many (i) ships and (ii) skippers have been licensed in each month in (aa) 2012, (bb) 2013 and (cc) 2014 and (b) in each case what (i) was the length of the Iicen9e and (ii) are the reasons for this’NW651E

Reply:


(I) & (II)

(aa)

2012/2013

Ship Surveys

Skippers License

4/12

558

860

5/12

623

903

6/12

682

1252

7/12

643

1080

8/12

663

724

9/12

938

604

10/12

1099

811

11/12

1208

898

I2/12

360

378

1/13

1119

644

2/13

744

292

3/13

647

493

(bb)

2013/2014

Ship Surveys

Skippers License

4/13

889

584

5/13

973

90

6/1J

892

152

7/13

74:t

374

8/13

718

158

9/ 3

969

1798

10/13

1678

684

11/13

1236

1090

IZ/13

934

809

2/14

1299

1309

2/24

807

650

3/14

837

656

(cc)

2014/2015

Ship Surveys

Skippers Lience

4/14

872

1350

5/14

980

175

6/14

857

147

7/14

1146

977

8/14

1000

357

9/14

1273

237

10/14

1469

21

11/14

1189

382

12/14

707

52

     
     


(b)

(i) what was the length of the license

Local General Safety Certificate - 12 Months

small Vessel Skippers Certificate of Competence - no expiry date

(ii) what are the reasons for this As per Regulations

Small Vessel Skippers license - there are no provisions in our Merchant Shipping (National Small Vessel Safety) Regulations, 2007 as to the expiry dates of these certificates.

12 March 2015 - NW194

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1) With reference to the reply of the Minister of Communications to question 1031 on 27 November 2014, what was the total amount that (a) his department and (b) each of its entities (i) spent on and/or (ii) budgeted for advertising for each month between 1 January 2013 and 31 July 2014, excluding expenditure transferred through the Department of Communications for advertising; (2) does such figure for each month represent the (a) total value of advertising that appeared in the media in that month, (b) amount paid in that month for advertising that may have appeared previously or (c) amount paid in advance for advertising that appeared at a later date; (3) in each specified case, what amount did (a) his department and (b) each of its entities spend on advertising in (i) print, (ii) radio, (iii) television, (iv) online and (v) outdoor; (4) in each specified case, what is the breakdown of advertising by (a) his website and (ee) billboards location in each province?

Reply:

Find here: Reply attached
 

10 March 2015 - NW346

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Transport

(1) (a)(i) How many new appointments were made at the SA National Roads Agency Limited in the (aa) 2012-13 and (bb) 2013-14 financial years, in each case and (b)(i) what are the names of the appointees and (ii) in which positions were they appointed; (2) were (a) the positions advertised in the press and (b) standard recruitment processes followed; if so, (i) how many applications were received for each advertised position, (ii) what was the highest qualification for the persons who were appointed and (iii) what level of remuneration will be paid to the persons who were appointed; (3) whether vacant posts were also advertised internally; if not, Why not; if so, (a) how many positions were filled internally and (b) what are the names of the incumbents; (4) (a) how many staff members are currently in an acting capacity in each case, (b) in what position are they acting and (c) for what reason?

04 March 2015 - NW317

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Boshoff, Ms SH to ask the Minister of Basic Education:

317. Ms H S Boshoff (DA) to ask the Minister of Basic Education: (1) With reference to farm schools in Mpumalanga, (a) how many private properties that have public farm schools on their premises have been turned into state-owned properties and (b) how many public farm schools on private properties are operational in terms of an agreement in accordance with section 14 of the South African Schools Act, Act 84 of 1996, between the Member of the Executive Council and the owner of the private property in Mpumalanga; (2) how many (a) learners in (i) primary school and (ii) secondary school are amending rural or farm schools and (b) of these schools lack basic facilities such as piped water, toilets and electricity in Mpumalanga; (3) (a) how many learners in (i) primary school and (ii) secondary school whose rural or farm schools have been closed are being transported to merger schools due to limited capacity at the hostel of the respective merger school and (b) what is the percentage of parents of learners whose rural or farm schools have closed, who serve on the school governing bodies of merger schools in Mpumalanga; (4) whether the Mpumalanga provincial education department has produced a provincial draft budget document for the rural farm school hostel project; (5) what number of child support grants have been transferred along with learners who have been transferred to boarding schools following the closure of their rural or farm school in Mpumalanga?

Reply:

The question has been referred to the province and the response will be forwarded as soon as it is received.

04 March 2015 - NW316

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Boshoff, Ms SH to ask the Minister of Basic Education:

(1) What is the number of reports of (a) drug possession, (b) drug dealing, (c) alcohol possession. (d) firearm possession and (e) possession of knives and other weapons at (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools (aa) in the (aaa) 2011-12, (bbb) 2012-13 and (ccc) 2013-14 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2014 in each province; (2) What mechanisms have been put in place to ensure that (a) principals report any such incidents to the district offices and (b) district offices report these incidents to the provincial departments of education?

Reply:

I . My Department does not have such detailed and disaggregated information of schools as you have requested in your questions. The possession of drugs, alcohol. firearms. knives and other weapons would be serious transgressions in terms of the Code of Conduct for Learners at schools and will be managed at a school level in collaboration with SAPS.

2. All schools have Incident Reporting Registers to record incidents related to the use and abuse of illegal substances. This information remains with the school for the purposes of District Monitoring. The Department is not in a position to determine the number of learners affected nationally by substance abuse.

04 March 2015 - NW45

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Basic Education:

(1) Whether primary schools in the Eastern Cape have had one of their assigned posts allocated for a teacher of an African language and for isixhosa, in particular; if so, does this post assignment apply to all primary schools in the province; (2) whether these appointees will be responsible for the teaching of an African language as part of the Incremental Introduction of African Languages (IIAL) programme: if not, why are schools required to appoint an isiXhosa teacher; if so, why is it necessary to appoint a full-time educator at this stage in the implementation of IIAL; (3) why these posts have not been allocated in addition to the number of posts that would ordinarily have been required at affected primary schools; (4) whether the llAL programme will operate as planned in the 2015 academic year; if not, (a) why not and (b) what are the detailed plans for the programme; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) Whether primary schools in the Eastern Cape have had one of their assigned posts allocated for a teacher of an African language and for isiXhosa, in particular; if so, does this post assignment apply to all primary schools in the province;

The introduction of IsiXhosa in Grades 1 and 8 in 201 5 in the Eastern Cape is a provincial initiative which complements the national HAL programme. The posts are only allocated to schools that are currently not offering an African Language or isixhosa, that is, mainly the former Model C schools. The number of posts to be allocated is determined in terms of the post provisioning process. Affected schools are allocated an additional post(s) from the pool of ad-hoc posts, determined as part of the total post basket of the province.

04 March 2015 - NW9

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1) Whether the intensive investigation that she promised on 4 December 2014 to remedy the serious and alarming deficits that the 2014 annual national assessments (ANA) showed in respect of Grade 9 mathematics were now in place and communicated to all schools for implementation; if not, why not; if so, what were these radical interventions; (2) Will she make a statement on (a) which interventions she is seeking from individuals in society and (b) the private sector that were in a position to dramatically improve the perennially hopeless situation of mathematics in our state schools?

Reply:

(1)

▪ The Department of Basic Education (DBE) conducted an intensive diagnostic analysis of learner performance in the Grade 9 Mathematics ANA tests. The findings have been succinctly documented in the 2014 ANA Diagnostic Report.
▪ Copies of the 2014 Diagnostic report highlighting challenges that learners are experiencing in terms of Grade 9 Mathematics content have been printed and distributed to all public and independent schools.
▪ The DBE is currently conducting roadshows with all provincial and district officials involving the mediation of the 2014 ANA diagnostic report in Mathematics.
▪ Further, the DBE is currently hosting General Education and Training (GET) Mathematics subject committee meetings to focus on subject improvement plans in grade 9 Mathematics based on the findings of the 2014 ANA Diagnostic Report in Mathematics.
▪ The DEE in partnership with the Sasol lnzalo foundation has developed material in key content areas of Grade 9 Mathematics which has been mediated to all Senior Phase Mathematics subject advisors.
▪ The 1+4 Intervention Model is one of the key features of the Framework for improving performance in the Senior Phase.

(2) (b) There is an MST Roundtable that is scheduled for the 19 March 2015 in the Department of Basic Education. A total of 80 representatives from the NGO sector, universities, DHET, DST and DBE that support and/or have interest on issues relating to the MST in Education in the country are envisaged to be invited to attend the 3d MST in Education Roundtable. The purpose of the MST Roundtable is for the Minister to outline the Strategic Direction of Government in Enhancing MST Performance.

04 March 2015 - NW314

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

(1) With reference to the building of Selowe Primary School in Blouberg, Limpopo, (a) why is this building project not completed, (b) who was the contractor, (c) what amounts have been paid to the contractor and (d) what action has been taken to finish this building project; (2) whether any legal processes are pending against the contractor; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a) According to information received from the province, the contractor who was appointed in May 2013 and had been progressing slowly eventually abandoned the site and all the works stopped in June 2014. He was behind on the project and was facing penalties according to the Joint Buildina Contracts Committee contract (JBCC). The implementing agent (IDT) terminated the contractor after the site was abandoned at the roof level in July 2014. The implementing agent then re-advertised the project and has replaced this contractor.

(b) The initial contractor was Shota Engineering cc.

(c) The initial contractor (Shota Engineering cc) was paid R 2,151,727.42.

(d) The contract was terminated and the implementing agent then re-advertised the project and has replaced this contractor.

27 February 2015 - NW223

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Ntobongwana, Ms P to ask the Minister of Women in The Presidency:

Why does her office not have accurate and comprehensive data on gender-based violence that reveals the extent and magnitude of the problem while it could assist to reduce such violence against women in society?

Reply:

The Department of Women is still in the process of establishing its own systems and processes that will enable it to gather, capture, store and use such data as one of the tools to curb violence against women in our society.

 

 

Approved by the Minister on
Date: 24/02/2015

27 February 2015 - NW165

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Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Mr S Mokgalapa (DA) to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

(1) With reference to the reply of the Minister of Communications to question 1031 on 27 November 2014, what was the total amount that (a) her department and (b) each of its entities (i) spent on and/or (ii) budgeted for advertising for each month between 1 January 2013 and 31 July 2014, excluding expenditure transferred through the Department of Communications for advertising; (2) does such figure for each month represent the (a) total value of advertising that appeared in the media in that month, (b) amount paid in that month for advertising that may have appeared previously or (c) amount paid in advance for advertising that appeared at a later date; (3) in each specified case, what amount did (a) her department and (b) each of its entities spend on advertising in (i) print, (ii) radio, (iii) television, (iv) online and (v) outdoor; (4) in each specified case, what is the breakdown of advertising by (a) her department and (b) each of its entities in terms of (i) name of and (ii) amount spent on each (aa) publication, (bb) radio station, (cc) television station, (dd) website and (ee) billboards location in each province?

Reply:

The Department of Women is a new department which has just been established. It is for this reason that the question is not applicable to it.

 

Approved by the Minister on
Date: 26/02/2015.

25 February 2015 - NW7

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Basic Education:

( I ) Whether, in view of the public controversy surrounding a certain person (name furnished) arising from the finding of the Public Protector that the said person had not been truthful about having matriculated and notwithstanding the kind of role model such a person may project, she proceeded to invite the person to speak to successful matriculants at the launch of the 2014 matriculation results; if not. what is the position in this regard, if so, (a) how and why did she arrive at the decision to invite the said person and (b) what is her position with regard to the person's statement to the matriculants at the launch that there are certificated people and educated people in the world; (2) whether it is her position that matric certification is unnecessary to one's education and should therefore not be striven for?

Reply:

(a) The SABC owns the venue that was used for the announcement of the NSC 2014 results. The SABC, as a host organisation, therefore determines who represents the SABC at the event.

(b) The statement, in this particular instance, is taken out of context and therefore the Minister has no position on it.

(2) The National Senior Certificate is the most important qualification in the schooling sector and the Department of Basic Education is the custodian of this qualification and therefore the question posed in this case is irrelevant.

25 February 2015 - NW58

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1) How many learners attending schools in the Edenvale area were caught (a) in possession of drugs and (b) dealing in drugs in the (i) 2012 and (ii) 2013 academic years; (2) at which schools did the above learners attend; (3) what were the consequences for the learner in each case? (2) at which schools did the above learners attend; (3) what were the consequences for the learner in each case?

Reply:

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has entered into a Collaborative Partnership Protocol with the South African Police Service (SAPS) in 2011. The Protocol is an acknowledgement that safety is a shared responsibility between both the Departments. Officials from both Departments have committed themselves to promote the safety of everyone at school and to combat school violence as captured in the delivery agreement of both Ministries. Action Plan 2019 (Goal 10) is also enhanced through this partnership as it ensures that children remain effectively in schools until they turn 15 years old. One of the commitments of the Partnership Protocol is to prevent and manage alcohol and drug use amongst learners in schools.

1. According to information received from SAPS two learners were arrested (a) for the possession of illegal drugs (b) and none for dealing in illegal substances (i) during 2012 and (ii) 2013 academic years.

2. The two learners were from Edenglen High School and Don Materra Child and Youth Care Centre.

3. Both learners were arrested for possession of illegal drugs and both cases were withdrawn at Court. The learner from Edenglen High School was suspended and the learner from Don Materra Child and Youth Care Centre was transferred to another institution.

25 February 2015 - NW47

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

(1) Which schools in Malamulele? Limpopo, were prevented from opening for the 201 5 academic year as a result of protests; (2) In each school, what is the number of affected learners in each grade; (3) in each school, what measures will be taken to ensure that all learners who have not attended schools since the beginning of January 2015 will be provided with an opportunity to attend a catch-up programme, and (b) when will she start taking these measures: (4) When will the catch-up programmes begin? ( 5 ) What measures will be taken to prevent protestors from closing schools in Malamulele in the future?

Reply:

(1) Which schools in Malamulele, Limpopo, were prevented from opening for the 2015 academic year as a result of protests;

Approximately 149 schools were prevented from opening for the 201 5 academic year. A list ofthe affected schools is attached. The impasse at Malamulele has, however, now been resolved. Schools in the area have opened for the first time in 201 5 allowing for learning and teaching to commence in the hundred and forty nine (149) schools that were affected.

(2) In each school, what is the number of affected learners in each grade?

A list of schools and the number of learners that were affected per grade is captured in the table attached. The information on learners is however based on 2014 statistics as the schools have only just reopened and statistics for 2015 are currently being verified.

(3) in each school, what measures will be taken to ensure that all learners who have not attended schools since the beginning of January 2015 will be provided with an opportunity to attend a catch-up programme, and (b) when will she start taking these measures;

The Provincial Department of Education has developed a catch up plan to make up for lost time.

(4) When will the catch-up programmes begin?

The commencement date for the Catch-up Programme is not yet finalised.

(5) What measures will be taken to prevent protestors from closing schools in Malamulele in the future? NW48E

The Department of Basic Education will continue to work with School Governing Bodies and communities to ensure that all schools are protected at all times. The situation in Malamulele is however unique in that the community is at the centre of the activities that pose a threat to schooling and schools.

25 February 2015 - NW60

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Boshoff, Ms SH to ask the Minister of Basic Education

When will her department conduct an inspection at the Dowerglen High School in order to determine whether any learners qualify to participate in the school feeding scheme? NW62E

Reply:

In terms of the National School Nutrition Programme Conditional Grant Framework in the Division of Revenue Act (DORA), the Department has a mandate to provide meals to all learners in quintile I to 3 primary and secondary schools, as well as identified special schools in line with the specified budget allocated by National Treasury. Dowerglen High School is a quintile 5 school and currently falls outside the mandate of the NSNP.

25 February 2015 - NW57

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(a) What are the reasons that the Dowerglen High School situated in Edenvale, Gauteng, receives an inadequate budget from the department given that all the learners are from disadvantaged communities and (b) when will this issue be rectified?

Reply:

(a) Dowerglen High School is a fee-charging school ranked in quintile 5 with an enrolment of 422. The school has been ranked by the Gauteng Department of Education according to the relative poverty of the community surrounding the school. The school received an allocation of R530 per learner for 2014/15. This allocation was above the national 2014 quintile 5 per learner benchmark of R183. The total allocation paid to the school for 2014/15 is R223.660.

The school can apply to the Gauteng Department of Education to be re-ranked, or to be voluntarily declared a no-fee school in order for their allocation to be more than what they are receiving now.

12 December 2014 - NW2464

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour:

How many work days has her department lost to (a) sick leave and (b) strike action in the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years?

Reply:

Sick leave

(a)(i) 2011-12 = 56 165.5 days

(a)(ii) 2012-13 = 49 790 days

(a)(iii) 2013-14 = 71 094 days


Strike action

(b)(i)

(b)(ii)

(b)(iii)


2011-12 = 6 working days

2012-13 = 0 working days

2013-14 = 0 working days

12 December 2014 - NW2163

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

(1) Have the revised proposals for the disciplinary code and regulations been submitted to the Public Service Bargaining Council; if not, why not; if so, (a) when was it submitted and (b) when can a decision on this matter be expected; (2) is he confident that a revised code will improve the turnaround time and serious backlogs currently experienced with disciplinary cases in the public service; if not, why not; if so, when will such an improvement be reflected in the statistics of the public service? NW2614E

Reply:

(1) (a)(b) Yes, the revised disciplinary code and procedure has been tabled for negotiation at the Public Service Bargaining Council during the negotiation, a decision on this matter can be expected when the negotiation is concluded.

(2) Yes, we are confident that the revised code will improve the turnaround time for concluding disciplinary cases in the public service, improvement will be reflected when the revised disciplinary code is fully implemented.

12 December 2014 - NW2937

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Lovemore, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Basic Education:

(1) What are the names of the schools that were gazetted for closure in the relevant provincial gazette, as required by Section 33( I) of the South African Schools Act, Act 84 of 1996, in each province, in the (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14 financial years; (2) what are the names of the schools that have been deemed closed through learners moving to alternative schools in each province, in the (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14 financial years; (3) what are the names of the schools that have merged in each province, in the (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14 financial years? NW3581E

Reply:

The above questions are addressed in the annexure provided as the response is composed of extensive lists of schools as requested by the parliamentary query.

Attached find here: Annexure A

12 December 2014 - NW2799

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Filtane, Mr ML to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration:

How does he intend to mitigate against possible labour unrest resultant from non-approval of probations and payment of pay progression?

Reply:

To date nothing has been brought the attention of the department about possible industrial action as a result of non-approval of probations and payment of pay progression. However, if there are disputes emanating from the violation of some of the clauses in the conditions of service of employees, there are processes to be followed, which will enable for such issues to be resolved.

11 December 2014 - NW2754

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Kohler-Barnard, Ms D to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(a) How many investigations by the Special Investigating Unit into the SA Police Service (i) were (aa) undertaken and (bb) completed in the (aaa) 2012-13 and (bbb) 2013-14 financial years and (ii)(aa) are currently underway and (bb) have been completed since 1 April 2014 and (b) what was the outcome of each completed investigation in each specified financial year? NW3404E

Reply:

(a)(i)(aa) The SIU conducted one investigation into the South African Police Service (SAPS). Although two Proclamations (R42 of 2010 and R73 of 2010) were issued by the President in respect of the SAPS, . Proclamation R73 of 2010 simply extended the period of investigation that had been set out in the initial Proclamation. The matters that the SIU was required to investigate were as follows:

alleged procurement irregularities relating to:
• procurement of a new two-way radio communication network for the Eastern Cape Province (Tetra);

• National Police Day 2009/10 and 2010/11:

• procurement of police uniforms;

• procurement of lntenda Procure Solutions; and
• procurement of solar panels (Boschkop Police Station)

- devolution of functional responsibilities from DPW to SAPS
-building and/or renovations of 33 Police Stations conflicts of interest

Re: (a)(i)(bb) and (a)(ii) The investigation relating to the SAPS has been finalised and the SIU is in the process of compiling the Report to be submitted to the President.

(b) The outcomes are as follows
• criminal referral letters were sent in respect of 16 persons
• disciplinary referral letters were sent in respect of 116 SAPS members
• an acknowledgement of debt to the value of R496 000 was obtained
• In respect of the Eastern Cape Tetra contract, the SIU is considering approaching the High Court for an order cancelling the contract and recommending criminal and disciplinary action against certain SAPS officials.
 

11 December 2014 - NW2460

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

How many work days has his department lost to (a) sick leave and (b) strike action in the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years?

Reply:

(a) The Department captured (lost) the following number of sick leave days in the years as indicated below:

(i) 15 767 in 2011/2012 financial year.

(ii) 15 646 in 2012/2013 financial year.

(iii) 21 214 in 2013/2014 financial year.


(b) The Department was not affected by any strike action during the periods indicated above.

 

 

Adv N.A Ramatlhodi
Minister of Mineral Resources
Date Submitted:· .. ........ .. .. ./. ................ ./2014

11 December 2014 - NW2765

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Breytenbach, Adv G to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration:

(1) Whether he received an invitation to the wedding of Vega Gupta and Aakash Jahajgarhia; if so, (2) whether he attended any of the wedding festivities between 30 April and 3 May 2013; if so, (3) whether he stayed overnight at the venue; if so, (a) what accommodation did he use, (b) who paid for the said accommodation, (c) what mode of transport did he use to attend the wedding festivities and (d) who paid for the travel costs?

Reply:

(1) Yes. Members of the Executive usually receive invitations from individuals and institutions, invited in their private capacity or official capacity. Weddings are generally private.

(2) No.

(3) Falls away.

11 December 2014 - NW3008

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether, with regard to the implementation of the Use official Language Policy Act, Act 12 of 2012 and since the reply of the Minister of Arts and Culture to question 990 on 6 June 2013, her department implemented the Act; if not, when will the Act be implemented; if so, which languages have been adopted as official languages of her department? NW3652E

Reply:

The Act is not yet implemented

The Department of Arts and Culture has extended the date of implementation to 2 May 2015.

The Act will probably be implemented on the above date.