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30 July 2021 - NW551

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Social Development

(a) What is the name of the communication agency that her department appointed to supplement the SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) on communication challenges, (b) through what process was the company appointed, (c) what are the terms of the appointment contract and (d) what are the cost implications to (i) the department and (ii) SASSA in this regard?

Reply:

a) What is the name of the communication agency appointed?

  • Cut to Black Media is the awarded company for the Provision Of Communication and Marketing Services (Covid-19 And Related Communication And Marketing) For SASSA As Part Of The #KeepSouthAfricaHealthy Campaign.

b) Through what process was the company appointed?

SASSA took part in an existing contract of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS).

c) What are the terms of the appointment contract?

Contract Duration: Start November 2020 end June 2021

Cut to Black Media was awarded the contract to assist SASSA’s communications. This was done through a submission process on the back bone of GCIS Bid number 06-20-COM-HO.

  • Date of Letter of Award: 22 October 2020
  • Purchase Order Received: 2nd December 2020.
  • Contract Period of Award: 06 months (Linked to GCIS contract)

The Contracts Terms of Reference are:

  1. Communicate COVID-19 grant campaign messages
  2. Build stakeholder engagement, public trust, and advocacy through strategic communications.
  3. Create awareness, understanding, and support of Social Development Portfolio work
  4. Communicate correct SASSA and social grants information
  5. Rebut fake news and wrong information
  6. Strengthen SASSA public relations using regional, local and district levels of communication

Scope of Work as per Terms of Reference (condensed):

  1. To participate in GCIS panel of service providers for communications
  2. Utilise key integrated marking communications aspects to broadly support communication & marketing services on the campaign.
  3. Customised multimedia products should be developed for the purposes of SASSA brand activation through the following channels:
  4. Public relations with focus on COVID-19 SRD Grant
  5. Media Strategy and Direction
  6. Promotions
  7. Brand management: consistency and alignment of messages
  8. Stakeholder Engagement: engagement and collaboration during COVID-19
  9. Creative and Production Services
  10. Video and Photographic Services
  11. Digital Marketing
  12. Monitoring and Evaluation

d) Cost implications

  1. There are no cost implications of this contract to the Department
  2. SASSA appointed Cut to Black Media at a total cost of R19 983 345,30 (including VAT).

30 July 2021 - NW706

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)      What are the details of the (a) total amount charged by the SA Airways (SAA) and (b) breakdown of the specified total amount, including but not limited to, the costs of the aircraft, fuel costs, crew costs, and all other specified costs, for the flight that departed on 24 February 2021 to the Kingdom of Belgium to collect another batch of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines; (2) What were the flight numbers for the (a) outbound and (b) inbound journeys; (3) What are the full details of the freight the specified flight transported, including but not limited to the (a) number of vaccine doses, (b) the costs of the vaccines, (c) the gross mass of vaccines and packaging, (d) how the temperature of the vaccines was controlled and (e) details of other freight carried?

Reply:

According to the information received from the SAA:

(1)(a) The costs of the flights were in line with the standard costs of flight operations for South African Airways SOC Limited (SAA) cargo of this nature. Due to the commercial sensitivity of cargo pricing structures, personnel payment details and crew salaries for the flights cannot be provided at this time.

(1)(b) Taking into account that the airline operates in a competitive environment and the information requested is commercially sensitive, therefore the breakdown cannot be provided.

(2)(a) The flight number for the outbound flight from OR Tambo to Brussels is SA 4272  

(2)(b) The flight number for the inbound flight from Brussels to OR Tambo is SA6273

(3)(a) The vaccine doses transported on the specific flight were 40 000 doses. Commercial cargo on SA4272 is 3 tons and 16 tones on SA6273 (excluding vaccines)

(3)(b) The cost of the vaccines is information that is part of a contractual agreement between the Department of Health (DoH) and the supplier. DoH is best positioned to respond to this question.

(3)(c) The DoH is best positioned to respond to the question.

(3)(d) The vaccines were maintained at the permitted travelling temperature as specified by approved Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and as agreed with the supplier.

(3)(e) The freight carried on the flight was cargo mix ranging from courier (express cargo), electrical equipment, ship spares, car components and electronic spares.

Remarks: Reply: Approved / Not Approved

Kgathatso Tlhakudi P J Gordhan, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

28 July 2021 - NW1604

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)What (a) was the total cost of the administration fees paid by her department in each province to administer the Early Childhood Development Employment Stimulus Relief Fund (ECD-ESRF) to early childhood development centres since the establishment of the fund and (b) are the names of the civil society organisations that were used to distribute the funds in each province; (2) whether the administration fee was inclusive of the allocated R380 million paid for the ECD-ESRF; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1810E

Reply:

(1)(a) There were no administration fees paid by the department in each province to administer the Early Childhood Development Employment Stimulus Relief Fund (ECD-ESRF) to early childhood development centres since the establishment of the fund. Provision was made in the framework that each province may use a maximum of 2% of their total allocation received under the unemployment risk support for administration which includes capacity to manage this initiative.

1(b)There were no civil society organisations that were used to distribute the funds in each province. However civil society organisations contracted through the support provided by DG Murray Trust assisted with the application and verification process. The list of civil society organisations as per province is attached.

2. Yes, the administration fee was part of the R380 million paid for the ECD-ESRF.

28 July 2021 - NW1165

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

Whether the State Attorney has been requested by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure to begin proceedings to evict the illegal occupants from Elwyn Court, Chelmsford Road, Vredehoek; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what date, (b) what action has the State Attorney taken in this respect and (c) on what date is it envisaged that the illegal occupants will be evicted?

Reply:

Yes, the Office of the State Attorney in Cape Town has been instructed by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure, through the Legal Services’ Office in Cape Town, to initiate eviction proceedings as the contractor was appointed to renovate the property in question needed for identified purpose and following complaints from nearby property owners as well as residents.

a) Instructions were received on 19 February 2018, and subsequently thereto as per the client’s instructions, a notice to vacate the premises was served on the unlawful occupants.

b) When the unlawful occupants refused to vacate the property, the State Attorney appointed Counsel to draft necessary papers to move the application for eviction.

c) At this stage, it is not clear when the application for eviction will be moved and all that we can say is that such depends on when the State Attorney will be receiving full and proper instruction from the client department as outlined in the advice of the legal team following consultation with the client, namely: the full and updated details of the people unlawfully occupying the property that they are sought to be evicted from, alternative accommodation and any other special circumstances of the occupants that a court might require explanation on, and lastly the attitude of the municipality regarding alternative accommodation.

28 July 2021 - NW1626

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Nxumalo, Mr MN to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)Whether her department has any special plans for the homeless as winter has arrived in the Republic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether her department has a budget in place to (a) allow for social distancing and quarantining of the homeless should the need arise and (b) extend the care given to the homeless to include the observation of COVID-19 protocols; if not, what is the position in each case; if so what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

1. Eastern Cape: Currently there are no shelters for the homeless that are operational. The beneficiaries that were accommodated during lockdown have since been reunified with their families.

2. Free State: The Department is engaging as a primary stakeholder with COGTA and relevant Departments on appropriate interventions for the homeless. The matter of homeless shelters is a standing item on the agenda of the provincial Corona Virus Command Centre.

3. Gauteng: The Department currently has 41 homeless shelters that are still open for those who need accommodation and other services. Furthermore, the Department provided funding for park homes for three (3) NPOs in 2020/21, financial year, 4th quarter, whereby homeless people were housed in tents for protection during the winter season.

4. KwaZulu-Natal: There are 7(seven) shelters for homeless shelters functional in 04 (four) districts as follows

  • Metro – 04
  • King Cetshwayo – 01
  • UThukela – 01
  • UMgungundlovu – 01

5. Limpopo: The Department has no shelters for the homeless at the present moment and only rely on the support from municipality as they have many facilities that are not utilised. During level 5 restriction, municipalities played an important role by providing accommodation for beneficiaries.

6. Mpumalanga: The Department does not have any plans for the homeless people. All shelters for homeless people were closed after the homeless were reintegrated with their families. Those that were not reintegrated opted to leave the shelter and go back to the streets.

7. North West: The Department is currently utilising 3 facilities in 3 Districts to provide services for persons who are homeless. These facilities are in Ngaka Modiri Molema, Dr Kenneth Kaunda and Bojanala Districts. The Department is in a process to establish one in Ngaka Modiri Molema district.

8. Northern Cape: There are no shelters for homeless persons in the province. Homeless people have been reunified with their families. The circumstances of those found in the street are assessed and intervention implemented according to the merit.

9. Western Cape: An additional 1000 bed spaces for the homeless in NGO run shelters will be funded by DSD over and above a baseline of 1 500 bed spaces already funded, all shelters also prepare for an overflow of homeless people during the winter times and have therefore already created extra sleeping spaces just for winter within the shelters. This excludes the extra 1000 bed spaces.

REPLY: (2) Nationally there is no budget allocated to provide shelter for homeless. The following depicts unique budgetary circumstances in provinces and compliance to COVID 19 protocols:

1. Eastern Cape: 2 The Department has no budget to set aside for homeless (a) to allow for social distancing and quarantining of the homeless nor (b) any budget to extend the care given to the homeless to include the observation of COVID-19 protocols.

2. Free State: (2) There is no budget allocated for homeless shelters. The shelters therefore remain an unfunded mandate and therefore (b) there is no budget for social distancing and quarantining of the homeless should the need arise and nor (b) any budget to extend the care given to the homeless to include the observation of COVID-19 protocols;

3. Gauteng: 2(a) There is no budget earmarked for social distancing and quarantining but homeless shelters are monitored regularly to ensure compliance to Covid-19 protocols and in the case of Covid-19 homeless people, provision is made within the available facilities for quarantine. (b) The department also funded some of the NPOs in need of PPEs at the end of the 2021/22 financial year to extend the care given to the homeless to which includes the observation of the Covid19 protocols.

4. KZN: 2(a) The current available homeless shelters are community halls and therefore cater for social distancing. Quarantine is however a challenge as there is no budet allocated for this mandate (b) DOH is part of the multi-disciplinary team that is rendering services in homeless shelters. Covid-19 protocols are observed.

5. Limpopo: 2(a) There is no budget allocated for shelters for homeless, however if a need arises, the Department will liaise with relevant stakeholders to ensure that beneficiaries are catered for as according to Disaster Management Act of 2002 and Covid-19 protocols are followed. (b) Should the Department opt to utilise the same facilities as in the first lockdown, compliance with Covid-19 won’t be a challenge as all facilities were allowing social distancing and have isolation rooms.

6. Mpumalanga: 2(a) & (b) There is no budget in place for the homeless people as there are no homeless shelters operating in the province.

7. North West: The Department have not been allocated funds specifically for services to homeless persons. (a) However the department with its pressures reprioritises within the existing allocations to make provision for social distancing, quarantine and compliance to all Covid-19 related needs; and (b) nor there is no budget to extend the care given to the homeless to include the observation of COVID-19 protocols.

8. Northern Cape: 2(a) & (b)There are no shelters that are operational and no budget has been allocated in this regard.

9. Western Cape: 2(a) & (b)The department has assisted the homeless shelters in the province with guidelines and protocols for Covid 19 safety and quarantine and isolation sites are available for all who need them, including the homeless.

28 July 2021 - NW1583

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)Whether, in light of a certain independent forensic investigation (details furnished) conducted by a certain company (name furnished) on behalf of the Department of Defence, the 1 Military Hospital and/or her department in Pretoria in 2020 into matters concerning the 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria, which formed part of the Repair and Maintenance Programme of which her department was part for several years, her department has been informed of such an independent investigation; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) prompted the investigation and (b) were the key findings of the investigation; (2) whether she will furnish Ms S J Graham with a copy of the report of the investigation; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, on what date?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(1) I have been informed by the Department that the DPWI became aware of an investigation into matters concerning the 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria upon being informed of it by the Department of Defence.

(2) The Department has written to the Department of Defence requesting a copy of the report of the investigation. The Department of Defence, however, has yet to provide the Department with a copy of the final report. For this reason, it is proposed that the question be referred directly to the Department of Defence, as the initiators of the investigation, and since they are best positioned to respond comprehensively to any questions that might be asked.

28 July 2021 - NW1750

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Arries, Ms LH to ask the Minister of Social Development

With reference to the announcement by the Post Office that it will close more than 150 post offices around the Republic, what contingency plans has she put in place to ensure that the payment of social grants will not be affected by the closure of the specified post offices?

Reply:

SASSA has engaged the CEO of the Post Office to determine the impact of these closures.

The confirmation was provided that the closures are being undertaken in terms of a strategy approved by the Post Office in 2016 as a way in which to reduce costs to the Post Office for outlets which are not commercially viable, will take place over time as the existing leases come to an end, and adequate consultation will take place prior to the closures. The commitment was also made that closures will only be considered where there is alternative infrastructure within a 5 kilometre radius for social grant beneficiaries to be able to access their social grants.

The total number of post office outlets closed between 2015 and 2021 is 120. Of these, only 16 were in rural areas, but all were branches where there was another post office outlet within the close vicinity. The remaining 104 branches were in urban and Metro areas where there is no shortage of alternative National Payment infrastructure which can be used by social grant beneficiaries.

In assessing the impact these closures will have on SASSA beneficiaries, it should be noted that only approximately 3% of all the social grant beneficiaries access their social grants through the post office. Social grant beneficiaries who receive their social grants through their SASSA/SAPO cards (a total of 7 612 640 out of 11 500 274 for June 2021) are able to access their funds through multiple channels, namely bank ATM’s, merchant point of sale devices, over the counter at post offices and at the remaining 1 621 cash pay points.


During May 2021, less than 500 000 social grant beneficiaries accessed their social grant over the counter at post offices.

Notwithstanding the above, SASSA will continue to engage with the South African Post Office to ensure that, where post office outlets are identified for permanent closure, there is alternative infrastructure available, which meets the norms and standards set for social grant payment, to minimise the negative impact on the beneficiaries.

28 July 2021 - NW1041

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Sindane, Mr P to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether he is considering the parole application of (certain person) held in Worcester Correctional Facility and (certain person) held at Voorberg Correctional Facility; if not, why not, in each case; if so, by what date will he sign for their release?

Reply:

It should be noted that both offenders are serving sentences of life imprisonment. They have benefitted from Phaahla judgment handed down by the Constitutional Court on
03 May 2019, since they were sentenced after 01 October 2004 for offences committed before 01 October 2004.

The mentioned offenders have been assessed for placement by the Case Management Committee and Correctional Supervision and Parole Board, their profiles are yet to be considered by the National Council of Correctional Services (NCCS) before being forwarded to the Minister for a decision.

The possible placement of offenders serving life sentences (lifers) are considered by the Minister in line with section 78 of the Correctional Services Act 111 of 1998. Therefore, the Minister will consider each case on its merit and will approve or disapprove parole placement once he is satisfied that offenders are indeed rehabilitated based on the information presented.

END

27 July 2021 - NW1668

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

a) What is the total amount spent by his department on private security at the SA Police Services facilities, (b) what number of security guards are used by his department, (c) which facilities are protected by private security companies and (d) what are the further relevant details regarding private security at the facilities of his department?

Reply:

(a). There is currently no expenditure incurred by the South African Police Service (SAPS), on the deployment of private security at the SAPS facilities.
(b) The SAPS does not make use of private security guards.
© No SAPS facility is protected by private security companies. The SAPS National Management Forum took a decision to do away with private security service providers and an insourcing model has been adopted, since 5 December 2012.
(d) There are no further details, with regard to private security at SAPS buildings and facilities, however, alarm systems have been Installed at some SAPS premises to enhance security

26 July 2021 - NW1380

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Msane, Ms TP to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether the Government has any intention to withdraw South Africa from the International Criminal Court (ICC); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, by what date will the Government formally sever ties with the ICC?

Reply:

(a) In October 2016, the 5th administration of South Africa took a decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (“Rome Statute”). Following this decision, South Africa sent a written notice to withdraw from the Rome Statute to the Secretary General of the United Nations. In January 2017, the African Union (AU) took a decision followed by a resolution issued in February 2017 encouraging member nations to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). In addition to South Africa, two other AU members, Burundi and Gambia, also indicated their intentions to withdraw from the Rome Statute in 2016. However, Gambia reversed its decision immediately after a newly elected government assumed power in February 2017. Burundi, on the other hand, has become the first country to withdraw its membership from the ICC.

(b) In February 2017, the North Gauteng High Court unanimously ruled that the withdrawal notification sent by South Africa to the United Nations was unconstitutional and invalid without prior parliamentary approval, and ordered the Government to rescind the notice with immediate effect. In line with the court decision, the South African government revoked its notice of withdrawal from the Rome Statute in March 2017.

(c) The International Crimes Bill, introduced in Parliament in 2017, whose purpose was to withdraw South Africa from the ICC by repealing the Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act 27 of 2002, is still with the Portfolio Committee in Parliament.

(d) Since that time, numerous developments within the ICC have taken place, including the adoption of the “Understanding with respect to article 97(c) consultations” by the Assembly of State Parties in December 2017. This Understanding, which was adopted as a result of concerns raised by South Africa, provides for a process for States to consult with the ICC in relation to a request for cooperation. In addition, the African Union’s resolve to reform or transform the ICC from within rather than through withdrawals and the failure to provide an African alternative court to the ICC are some of the notable developments.

(e) As a result of these developments, there are ongoing discussion between the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation with a view to develop proposals on South Africa’s membership of the ICC. These proposals will be submitted to Cabinet, and once approved, will provide a way forward on the matter.

(f) In terms of International law, South Africa remains a full member of the ICC with all the rights and obligations that accrue to all members of the Rome Statute. The Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act 27 of 2002 remains in full effect.

23 July 2021 - NW1543

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Mokgotho, Ms SM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What steps has the Makana Local Municipality taken to ensure that the communities of (a) Alicedale, (b) Seven Fountains and (c) Eluxolweni in the specified municipality have access to water and proper toilets.

Reply:

Makana Local Municipality forms part of the Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province. It is the local municipality which governs the town of (Makhanda) as well as the towns and villages of Alicedale, Seven Fountains, Eluxolweni others. The Municipality has been slacking in the provision of basic service for several years, and this has been aggravated by persistent drought conditions and lack of proper sanitation that has been prevalent for over five years to date. The drought is by far the worst droughts in history, resulting in very low dam levels which led to the town experiencing various water crisis.

There was the identification of the problems’ source first, then interventions were / are being implemented to address the problems, and that is addressing the matter of ensuring the provision of water and sanitation (proper toilets)

This response highlights the interventions that the Municipality undertook, and or is undertaking to provide water and sanitation; the interventions therefore translate to the work in progress in the communities that are stated above.

Alicedale:

Due to the dire situation of drought, the New Year Dam which is a soul supplier of whore water for Alicedale has been low to a point that it has created unreliable water supply. As such the municipality resolved at looking at other raw water supply such as ground water, therefore funding was allocated to explore ground water development.

The tender for the development of ground water was advertised on the 4th June 2021 and closed on closed on 6 July 2021. The project will involve: - i. the exploration of ground water, and the drilling of boreholes ii. the installation of pumps to extract water from the riverbed and connect into the existing pipeline to the Water Treatment Works.

The appointment of the contractor will be concluded by the end of July 2021 with the work to start from 1st August 2021 and concluded end September 2021. Whilst the project is running the Community of Alicedale will be supplied with water via water carting and also there will be a day or two in a week where water will be reticulated to all communities of Alicedale using the existing borehole that supply 260kl on a daily demand of 1000kl.

In Alicedale the municipality has ensured that there are Water Borne toilets in all formal settlements.

Seven Fountains:

The municipality has ensured that there is normal water supply for Seven Fountains community, using the four boreholes that were previously drilled and connected to a package plant that is used to treat the water before it supply to the community. It should be noted that of the four boreholes, two have a very good yield, and the other two have a poor yield. The municipality is looking at drilling new boreholes to augment and secure sufficient water supply to the community of Seven Fountains.

In Seven Fountains, the municipality is looking at alternative sanitation system as the water borne system is not practically feasible due to the lack of reliable water sources.

Eluxoleni:

The Eluxoleni area is one of the formal areas that are fully serviced with water, sanitation and electricity.

23 July 2021 - NW1756

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Mohlala, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether she intends to intervene to stop the City of Cape Town from evicting poor persons from their homes and shelters every single winter season; if not, why not; if so, (a) on what date and (b) what are the further relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

Honourable Member, evicting people in the middle of winter is not desirable and I hope that we will see less of the inhumane evictions conducted by the City of Cape Town previously.

The Honourable Member will recall that I issued media statements in July 2020 wherein I urged the City of Cape Town to adhere to the National State of Disaster Regulations which prohibit the eviction of persons from their homes.

The Honourable Member will be aware that the National Disaster period has been extended and the country is currently under alert level 4. The City of Cape Town, and all other municipalities are reminded to adhere to the regulations that we issued in respect of evictions for the duration of the lockdown period.

The Disaster Management Act: Regulations: Alert level 4 which came into effect on 16 June 2021 stipulate that, “A person may not be evicted from his or her land or home or have his or her place of residence demolished for the duration of the national state of disaster unless a competent court has granted an order authorising the eviction or demolition”.

The Member will recall that although the said regulations were issued, the implementation thereof falls under different authorities. In upholding and affirming the regulations cited above, I made a public appeal to municipalities and private property owners to suspend evictions during the lockdown and instead for all parties to prioritise measures aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Furthermore, I encourage the Honourable Member to approach courts to seek legal recourse in relation to the conduct of the City of Cape Town.

23 July 2021 - NW1497

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Buthelezi, Ms SA to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

In light of her department’s policy response to upgrade informal settlements through a R14,7 billion grant that was approved in the budget of the 2020-21 financial year, and in view of the target to upgrade 231 000 households in informal settlements in the medium term, (a)(i) what total number of households were upgraded in the year 2020 under the dedicated informal settlements upgrading partnership grant and (ii) in which informal settlements are the households, (b) what number of municipalities, out of the estimated target of 117, were provided with technical assistance for the development of the targeted 766 settlement upgrading plans and (c) what are the relevant details of the nature of the assistance provided in 2020?

Reply:

(a)(i) The total number of households upgraded in informal settlements in the year 2020 under the dedicated informal settlements upgrading partnership grant is 206,893. This number excludes the Provincial Departments of Human Settlements of Eastern Cape and Gauteng. The Eastern Cape and Gauteng Departments of Human Settlements did not spend their allocated Informal Settlements Upgrading Programme Grants in the 2020/21 financial year. All Provinces and Metro Municipalities were supported with the preparation of Upgrading of Informal Settlements Program (UISP) Partnership Grant Business Plans.

293 Informal Settlements Upgrading Plans have been developed by provinces as follows:

Eastern Cape (EC): 42;

Free Sate (FS): 19;

Gauteng Province (GP) 46;

KwaZulu-Natal (KZN): 30;

Limpopo Province (LP): 16;

Mpumalanga province (MP): 24;

North West (NW): 74;

Northern Cape (NC): 30;

Western Cape (WC): 12

(ii) The 206,893 households are in the informal settlements listed in the table below per province and metropolitan municipalities:

Province

Name of Informal Settlement

Combined Number of Households

Eastern Cape – Department of Human Settlements

0

0

Buffalo City

Velwano,

9,502

 

Dacawa

 
 

Ilinge

 
 

Chris Hani,

 
 

Daluxolo,

 
 

Francis Mei,

 
 

Mahlangu,

 
 

Mathemba Vuso,

 
 

Sisulu

 
 

Amalinda Co-op

 
 

Duncan Village Competition site

 
 

Duncan Village Proper

 
 

D- Hostel

 
 

C-Section & Triangular site

 
 

Ford Msimang

 
 

N2 Road Reserve

 
 

Braelyn Extension 10

 
 

Reeston Phase 3 stage 2

 
 

Ilitha North

 
 

Tyutyu phase 3

 
 

Potsdam Kanana

 
 

Ginsburg

 

Nelson Mandela Bay

Duka Str

27,689

 

Phambili Str

 
 

Vastrap

 
 

Qunu

 
 

Goba Str

 
 

Summerstrand (Missionvale) / Salt Lake

 
 

Unknown 2

 
 

Unknown 3

 
 

Malabar Ext6 P2

 
 

7de Laan

 
 

Rolihlala

 
 

Salt Lake

 
 

KwaNoxolo

 
 

Westville

 
 

Govan Mbeki

 
 

GG's Grounds

 
 

Cleary Park

 
 

Unknown 5

 
 

Unknown 6

 
 

Unknown 7

 
 

Unknown 8

 
 

Unknown 10

 
 

Unknown 1

 
 

Colchester

 
 

New Rest - SeaView

 
 

Zweledinga - SeaView

 
 

Unknown 11

 
 

Unknown 12

 
 

Fitchet Corner

 
 

Enkanini

 
 

Mandela Village

 
 

Kama Park

 
 

Area 11

 
 

Kiva

 
 

Cushe

 
 

Lorraine

 
 

Vukani

 
 

Asinavalo

 
 

Lingelethu 1

 
 

Lingelethu 2

 
 

Emthini Village

 
 

Hlalani

 
 

Tyinira

 
 

M-well Powerline 2

 
 

Mokaba Street

 
 

M-well Powerline 1

 
 

Ramaphosa West 2 - #1

 
 

Ramaphosa West 2 - #2

 
 

Khayalihle (Ramaphosa)

 
 

New Town

 
 

Nomakanjeni

 
 

Quarry Residence

 
 

Parsons Vlei (Next Malabar)

 
 

Moegesukkel (Uit)

 
 

McCarthy

 
 

Afganistan

 
 

Unknown 16

 
 

Tinktinkie

 
 

Rosedale Ext

 
 

Old Lapland

 
 

Gro Gro

 
 

Unknown 18

 
 

Gqebera

 
 

Airport Valley

 
 

Elephant Park

 
 

Reconcilliation Park (The Have)

 
 

Jachvlakte (think serviced sites)

 
 

Ford Company

 
 

Ntsela

 
 

Kabah Langa Ext. 6

 
 

Msthini Wam

 
 

KwaNdokwenza

 
 

Fishwater Flats

 
 

Ward 20 Fire victims-4 (Temp)

 
 

Ward 54 Serviced sites (temp)

 

Free State Department of Human Settlements

Abazimeli

535

 

1912

 
 

Winnie

 
 

Zuma

 

Mangaung

Kgotsong

8,572

 

Botshabelo Section L

 
 

Kgatelopele

 
 

Grassland

 
 

Botshabelo West

 
 

Botshabelo Section R

 
 

Matlharantlheng

 
 

Turflaagte

 

Gauteng Department of Human Settlements

0

0

City of Ekurhuleni

Rooikop Station

17,803

 

Kaalfontein

 
 

Winnie Mandela 1,2,3,4,5,6&7

 
 

N12 highway park

 
 

Umgababa

 
 

Emandleni

 
 

Wattville Erf 3100

 
 

Weltervreden

 
 

Sakhile

 
 

Angelo Hotel (Tambo)

 
 

Daggafontein

 
 

Gabon

 
 

Garden Park ( Clide Pinnoy)

 
 

Harry Gwala

 
 

Home Seekers

 
 

Langaville 1 Informal/Siyahlala (Overflow)

 
 

Little Maseru / Vlakplaas

 
 

Sophia Town

 
 

Putfontein 103/ Mayfeild 45

 

City of Jhb

Princess

68,271

 

Tshepisong

 
 

Matholesvillle

 
 

Ruby Club

 
 

Zandspruit

 
 

Bottom Compound

 
 

Heavenly Valley

 
 

Lilly's Bioskop

 
 

Naledi 1

 
 

Mofolo North

 
 

St Mary's

 
 

Amarasta

 
 

Kya Sands

 
 

Organic Market

 
 

Triangle

 
 

Alex Ward 107

 
 

Iphutheng

 
 

Sejwetla

 
 

Vukani

 
 

Drieziek Ext 5 taxi rank

 
 

Eikenhoff

 
 

Hospital hills

 
 

Mazibuko Park

 
 

Meriteng

 
 

Patsing/Veggieland/Nana's Farm

 
 

Protea South

 
 

Volta17 / Precast

 
 

Kliptown - Region G

 

City of Tshwane

Booysen Extension 4

13,426

 

Mabopane EXT 12 (Midas)

 
 

Mabopane EXT 1

 
 

Refilwe EXT 7

 
 

Refilwe EXT 10

 
 

Zithobeni Heights

 
 

Zithobeni Extension 8

 
 

Zithobeni Extension 9

 
 

Mamelodi Extension 6 (Erf 34041) Phomolong

 
 

Hammanskraal West EXT 10

 
 

Soshanguve MM

 
 

Andeon EXT 37

 
 

Nelmapius EXT 22 (Erf 12223 and 12224)

 
 

Pienaarspoort EXT 20

 
 

Kopanong (Itsoseng)

 
 

Mooiplaats

 
 

Winterveld

 
 

Itereleng

 
 

Mahube Valley EXT 15

 
 

Mamelodi EXT 11

 

Kwazulu Natal - Department of Human Settlements

Johnstown, Blaauuboschslaagte and Cavan

4,461

 

Goedehoop

 
 

Dannhauser

 
 

Umlazi Infill

 
 

Dannhauser

 
 

Kanku Road

 
 

Ntshaweni

 

Ethekwini

A1 Mpumalanga

27,853

 

Amawoti-Lybia-Palestine

 
 

Amaoti Nageria

 
 

Umlazi EX7 (Ethopia)

 
 

Umlazi EX9/ E16 (Thandanani)

 
 

Redcliffe Oakford Road

 
 

Ntuzuma E1

 
 

Simunye Triangle (Newtown B)

 
 

NX6 (Enkanini)

 
 

U 8 (Ematayiteleni)

 
 

U9 (Zamani)

 
 

Umlazi J X 6

 
 

Sagu (Sandton Phase 3)

 
 

Progress Place

 
 

Lower Molweni Incremental Serv

 
 

K7 Project

 
 

Blackburn Ph2

 
 

Jadhu place/Puntans hills - in

 
 

Umlazi LX7

 
 

Puntans Hill

 
 

Jadu Place

 
 

Blackburn Ph A & B

 
 

Recliffe Cross Road

 
 

Ntuzuma B

 
 

Ntuzuma A

 
 

Umlazi J2

 
 

Umlazi L4

 
 

Bhambayi Phase 3

 
 

Dakota Beach

 
 

Emapheleni - eZimbelini

 
 

Havelock Road

 
 

Ntuzuma C phase 2 Part 2

 
 

Parkington

 
 

Progress Place (3 of 3)

 
 

Quarry Road West

 
 

Umlazi T - Uganda

 
 

Zone 1 Palmiet

 
 

Madiba (Bottlebrush)

 
 

Welbedacht East Phase 1

 
 

Rockdale (Ndengezi Informal) Phase 2

 
 

St Wendolins Ridge - Ntutuko/Mgodi

 
 

Emona Informal Settlement Tongaat

 
 

Drift Rd Canelands - Shintshani Informal

 
 

Hilltop Informal - Canelands

 
 

Vic Buffelsdraai Clinic - Verulam

 
 

Constantine Informal Settlement

 
 

Palmiet L Section

 
 

Demat Road/Luganda Phase 2

 
 

New City

 
 

Woody Glen Overspill - Ebhubeseni

 
 

Annet Drive

 
 

Pemilton/Ekuthuleni

 
 

Umlazi T - Uganda

 
 

Mthiyane Road (Ntuzuma E8 Infill)

 
 

Buyane Lane (Investigate B Extension)

 
 

Simunye Triangle (Newtown B Infill)

 
 

Quarry Road West

 
 

Madiba (Bottlebrush Overspill)

 
 

Siyathuthuka - Damede Phase 1

 
 

Thuthukani

 
 

Infills

 

Limpopo

Spar park

2,836

 

Abor Park

 
 

Phagameng extension 12

 
 

Polokwane extension 133

 

Mpumalanga

Hlalanikahle Cluster (Section C & L)

9469

 

Empumelelweni Cluster (Extensions 7 & 9)

 
 

Noitgedaght Cluster (Plot 85-88 and Plot 107 and 124)

 
 

Mashishing

 
 

Harmony Hill

 
 

Esizameleni

 
 

Siyazenzela

 
 

Kinross 33/34

 

Northern Cape

Promiseland (5662)

2,653

 

Pofadder Bulk

 
 

Danielskuil

 
 

Barkly West (3500)

 
 

Ganspan (531)

 
 

Jacksonville (139)

 
 

Makweta (500)

 
 

Pabalelo NE (980)

 
 

Gariep (135)

 
 

Tsokville (248)

 
 

Opwag (730)

 
 

Grootdrink (370)

 
 

Jurgerskamp (165)

 
 

Pabalelo (581

 
 

Steinkopf

 
 

Smarties (324)

 
 

Britstown (818)

 
 

Goutrou

 
 

Prieska (3500)

 
 

Marydale (1000)

 
 

Breipaal (500)

 
 

Wrenchville

 
 

Boegoeberg (550)

 
 

Groblershoop (1500)

 
 

Wegdraai (360)

 
 

Blaauwskop (500)

 
 

Dakota Road

 
 

Rosedale (400)

 
 

Rosedale (438)

 
 

Rosedale (452)

 
 

Colville (247)

 
 

Niekershoop

 
 

Bongani

 
 

Hopetown

 

North West

Tshing Ext 9

11,019

 

Elandskuil 205 IP, Tshing erf 1357, Tshing erf 3207 - 3222, Doornpan 193 portion 3 IP Area 1, Doornpan 193 portion 3 IP Area 2, Roodepoort 191 portion 25 IP, Roodepoort 474 IP, Elandskuil 206 IP, Toevlug, Ventersdorp erf 199, and Ventersdorp erf 200

 
 

Chris Hani, Tambo 2 (Lindelani) and Tambo 3

 
 

Kanana Ext 15

 
 

Bloemhof Ext 11

 
 

Amalia Ext 5

 

Western Cape - Department of Human Settlements

Hlalani

238

 

Masakhane

 
 

A total number of forty-nine (49) projects were funded in the 2020/21 Business Plan. Seven (7) of the projects were in the implementation stage, delivering permanent sites; four (4) were activated for receiving interim basic services and the rest of the projects were in the packaging stages.

 

City of Cape Town

Deep Freeze, Macassar

2,566

 

Wallacedene 4 in 1, Kraaifontein

 
 

Backstage 1, Khayelitsha

 
 

Backstage 2, Khayelitsha

 
 

Better Life, Mfuleni

 
 

Garden City, Mfuleni

 
 

Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay

 
 

Bosasa IDA, Mfuleni

 
     

(b) According the 2020-21 Operational Plan of the Department of Human Settlements, 22 municipalities were targeted for the provision of technical assistance in order to deliver a target of 100 informal settlement upgrading plans- From the 22 municipalities that were provided with technical assistance, 126 informal settlements upgrading plans were delivered- The target was thus overachieved by 26 informal settlements upgrading plans.

(c) The relevant details of the nature of the assistance provided to municipalities in 2020/21 are as follows:

  • Assessment and Categorisation of informal settlements
  • Development of informal settlements upgrading plans
  • Development of sustainable livelihoods programmes
  • Development of municipal wide informal settlements upgrading strategies
  • Projects in the packaging stages
  • Detail Engineering Designs
  • Township Establishments
  • Installation of permanent municipal engineering water and sewer reticulation
  • Installation of interim basic services
  • Communal ablution blocks, road, footpaths and storm-water control due to the terrain the informal settlements are located.

23 July 2021 - NW1402

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether she will furnish Ms E L Powell with the details of the (a) tender advertisement, (b) bid adjudication recommendations and (c) contract awarded and conditions of the construction of Woodlands Housing Project in Ward 25, Msunduzi; if not, why not; if so, on what date; (2) whether she will furnish Ms E L Powell with the details of all other tender awards made to the contractor by the (a) national and/or (b) provincial departments of Human Settlements from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2020?

Reply:

(1) Honourable Member, Msunduzi Local Municipality has advised that it advertised the tender referred to in the question on 17 March 2016 with a closing date of 7 April 2016. The tender briefing was held on 31 March 2016.

The Bid Adjudication Committee recommended a name of contractor which I am constrained and prohibited by the document titled “Guide to Parliamentary Questions in the National Assembly” from providing it to the Honourable Member. The document referred to states that:

Questions are to be framed as concisely as possible. All unnecessary adjectives, references and quotations are omitted. Names of persons, bodies and, for example, newspapers are only used in questions if the facts surrounding the case have been proven. As the mere mention of such names could be construed as publicity for or against them, it should be clear that this practice is highly undesirable. If a question will be unintelligible without mentioning such names, the Departments concerned are notified of the name (-s) and this phrase is used: ".......a certain person (name furnished)”.

The contractor was appointed to undertake the Planning and construction of 216 houses in Woodlands under Operation Sukuma Sakhe (OSS) Programme. We have been informed that the contract was concluded on 17 September 2016 for eight (8) months.

Honourable Member, you would be aware that the National Department of Human Settlements does not build houses. This function is the responsibility of provinces and accredited Municipalities. Therefore, neither the National Department nor the KZN Provincial Department of Human Settlements had appointed the contractor referred to above, the municipality did.

23 July 2021 - NW1476

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Seitlholo, Mr IS to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1)Whether his department has concluded any work exchange and/or employment agreements with any entity of the Republic of Cuba from the 2010-11 financial year up to the 2020-21 financial year; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) total number of Cuban nationals (i) have been employed in each of the specified financial years and/or (ii) are due to be employed in the 2021-23 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework period, (b) are the details of the work that each of the specified Cuban nationals was and/or will be employed to perform, (c) are the details of the specific skills sets that each of the specified Cuban nationals possessed and/or will possess that South African nationals did or will not possess and (d) are the details of the total cost of employing each of the specified Cuban nationals in each case; (2) whether his department took any steps to ensure that the specific skills set of the specified Cuban nationals were and/or will not be available in the Republic amongst South African citizens; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the (a) steps taken and (b) outcomes of the steps taken in this regard?

Reply:

1. The Department of Home Affairs has not signed any Work Exchange and/or Employment related Agreement with the Republic of Cuba at any time. As the skills required in this case was for the Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation, the Department of Water and Sanitation is best placed to provide the required information.

a) The Department of Home Affairs has not employed any Cuban Nationals in any financial year.

(i-ii) The Department of Home Affairs has not taken any decision as yet to employ any Cuban national in the 2021-23 Medium Expenditure Framework period.

b) DHA has not yet develop any plans to recruit Cuban Nationals.

2. Not Applicable as per our answer (1) above.

END

 

22 July 2021 - NW1459

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

(1) With reference to her reply to question 710 on 29 March 2021, in which she merely outlines the legal framework for her mandatory intervention in a municipality in terms of section 139(7) of the Constitution of the Republic, 1996, and the judgment in the Unemployed Peoples Movement v Premier, Province of the Eastern Cape and Others, which found that the Provincial Executive had failed to adequately intervene in terms of section 139(5) and that there were grounds for a mandatory intervention, what are the reasons that she has not yet intervened in the Makana Local Municipality in her official capacity. (2)whether she considers her intervention in dysfunctional municipalities where provinces have failed to intervene as a discretionary function; if not, what are the reasons that she and her department have failed to address the financial crisis of local government in the numerous municipalities that are unable to meet their financial obligations through mandatory national interventions; if so, on what legal and/or statutory provisions does she rely in reaching that conclusion; (3) why does no regulatory and/or legislative framework exist for interventions, despite the promise of the Intergovernmental Monitoring, Support and Interventions Bill as far back as 2013?

Reply:

1. The department is guided by the constitution and the rule of law when it comes to interventions. The interventions invoked in terms of the two subsections (4) and (5) of section 139 of the Constitution are mandatory financial interventions, and the provincial executives must invoke these subsections if the municipalities satisfy the criteria outlined in those two subsections. The only time when the national executive may intervene in these scenarios are when:

(i) the provincial executive cannot,

(ii) the provincial executive does not, or

(iii) the provincial executive does not adequately exercise the powers or perform the functions referred to in subsection (4) or (5) of section 139 of the Constitution, then the national executive must intervene in the stead of the provincial executive.

In the Unemployed Peoples Movement v Premier, Province of the Eastern Cape, and Others, the courts of the first and second instance directed that the Provincial Executive to invoke mandatory intervention in terms of Section 139(5) of the Constitution. The Eastern Cape Provincial Executive petitioned the Constitutional Court to appeal the decision of the lower courts. To that end, the court judgements were suspended by the appeal and therefore the requirements of section 139(7) of the Constitution were no longer applicable in this case.

2. The prerogative powers to intervene in municipalities due to failure to fulfil executive obligations in terms of Constitution or legislative are bestowed to the provincial executive council of provinces in terms of Section 139 of the Constitution. In addition, Section 105 of the Municipal Systems Act mandates the province to monitor municipalities in managing their own affairs, monitor development of municipalities in their jurisdiction and assess support required by those municipalities to strengthen their capacity to manage their own affairs. It is within this hierarchy prescribed in the Constitution that provinces are the first structure within government that must provide support and intervene in municipalities. Thereafter, the requirements of failure or inadequacy or insufficiency of the provincial executive council to intervene should be met prior any intervention in terms of Section 139(7) of the Constitution.

In addition, once municipalities are categorized as dysfunctional and not financially viable, provincial government must immediately differentiate between circumstances that require interventions in terms of section 139(1) of the Constitution and those that requires section 139(5) of the Constitution interventions (serious financial issues). Once the criteria for section 139(5) of the Constitution are met, provinces often align their section 154 of the Constitution support package and the approved Financial Recovery Plans (FRPs) for municipalities, and together with national departments provides sustained support for successful implementations of FRPs.

3. The Intergovernmental Monitoring, Support and Interventions (IMSI) Bill gives effect to the Constitution that prescribes for the enactment of legislation to deal with processes and procedures in the application of sections 100 and 139 of the Constitution. The IMSI Bill has been in the past, consulted with relevant stakeholders, and undertaken the socio-economic impact assessment and certification with the state law advisors. However due to lessons learned in numerous interventions invoked either in terms of section 100 and 139 of the Constitution, the Department reviewed the Bill to incorporate those lessons learned, and currently the department is conducting wider consultation with stakeholders in provinces and municipalities, before processing it through to Cabinet. It is envisaged that the parliamentary process will commence during the beginning of 2022/2023 financial year.

22 July 2021 - NW1410

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION

"(1) What is the (a) extent of the commonage land in Limpopo and (b) current usage of the commonage land; (2) whether the commonage land has water rights to allow farming to take place; if not, what steps will her department take to ensure that there are water rights; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether there are farming activities taking place on the commonage land; if not, why not; if so, what farming activities are taking place on the pieces of land; (4) (a) whether she will furnish Mr N P Masipa with the relevant information regarding land that has been invaded and (b) the action(s) that were taken regarding the situation; if not, why not; if so, on what date? NW1607E

Reply:

The issues relating to the commonage land are managed and administered by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. The Honourable member is advised to direct this question to the said department.

22 July 2021 - NW1136

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION

What is the (a) extent of the commonage land in the Western Cape and (b) current usage of the commonage land; (2) whether the commonage land has water rights to allow farming to take place; if not, what steps will her department take to ensure that there are water rights; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether there are farming activities taking place on the commonage land; if not, why not; if so, what farming activities are taking place on the pieces of land; (4) whether she will furnish Mr N P Masipa with the relevant information regarding (a) land that has been invaded and (b) the action(s) that were taken regarding the situation; if not, why not; if so, by what date

Reply:

The issues relating to the commonage land are managed and administered by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. The Honourable member is advised to direct this question to the said department.

22 July 2021 - NW1721

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Sarupen, Mr AN to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What are the causes and/or reasons for the prolonged closure of the waste disposal sites in Springs, Ekurhuleni; (2) whether the employees and/or contractors are still being paid despite the prolonged closure; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) (a) on what date will the specified sites be reopened and (b) what steps will be taken to provide waste disposal facilities to residents in the area in the short term?

Reply:

1. The response was sourced directly from the Provincial Department of Cogta and the Municipality.

The Rietfontein Landfill site, situated in Kwa Thema, is the only waste disposal site in Springs, Ekurhuleni that has faced a prolonged closure.

Operations and Maintenance at the City of Ekurhuleni landfill sites are outsourced on a three year contract basis. The contract for the Site Operator (service provider) for the Rietfontein Landfill site was scheduled to run from July 2017 until June 2020. By April 2020 the municipality had begun the process of renewing the contract, however the new tender that was scheduled to be advertised on the 26th April 2020, after supply chain processes for the tender advertisement to be ready, was put on hold due to the national ‘lock-down’ that was announced by the President at the end of March 2020. For this reason, the Site Operator’s contract was extended for six months, until 31st December 2020 for service delivery to continue. With the easing of the National Lockdown Regulations, the new tender was eventually advertised in June 2020 and closed in July 2020. The tender however was confirmed as a ‘non-award’ in December 2020 due to non-acceptable tenders (bidders) received.

The prolonged closure of the Rietfontein Landfill site, situated in Kwa Thema, in Springs, Ekurhuleni therefore resulted from the following:

(i) The expiry of the service provider’s three year contract initially ending on 30 June 2020, but extended in accordance with the municipal supply chain regulations from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020 during the unanticipated national lock-down as outlined above.

(ii) The new appointment for the service provider could not be done as (tenders) bids received were non-acceptable.

(iii) The closure, while due process to appoint another service provider is under way, does not disrupt service delivery as waste vehicles are being diverted to the nearest City of Ekurhuleni landfill sites, namely Weltevreden in Brakpan and Platkop in the Suikerbosrand.

2. There is currently no Site Operator on siteas supply chain processes are under way for a new service provider, hence no contractor is being paid for waste disposal operations on site. The only contractors on site are security personnel who are paid for safeguarding the following City of Ekurhuleni assets:

  • Flare compound and gas extractionsystems meant for the extraction of harmful landfill gases and reducing its global warming impact on its surroundings.
  • Laboratory for verifying waste types entering the site. Rietfontein is the only City of Ekurhuleni site that accepts previously ‘De-listed’ waste.
  • Weighbridges, scales and equipment, which are crucial for billing clients when the site is operational.
  • Office buildings and equipment.

3.(a) The supply chain management processes of appointing a new Site Operator are underway and the new appointment is scheduled to be done in July 2021 for the waste disposal operations to resume.

(b) Waste vehicles are being diverted to the nearest City of Ekurhuleni landfill sites, namely Weltevreden in Brakpan and Platkop in the Suikerbosrand.

 

22 July 2021 - NW1584

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION

Whether her department has any agricultural land registered in the name of the State in the OR Tambo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what number of hectares, (b) who is currently occupying the land and (c) what is it being used for?

Reply:

No COGTA does not have any agricultural land. Issues relating to agricultural land registered in the name of the state are administered by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. The Honourable member is advised to direct this question to the relevant department.

22 July 2021 - NW1020

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Groenewald, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION

Whether local authorities are legally obligated to have in their employ, qualified registered mechanical, electrical, civil and chemical engineers for each branch; if not, how do local authorities source the skills to comply with applicable building regulations; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) what total number of engineers in each branch are employed in each municipality in each province; (3) what total number of vacancies are there in each municipality for the specified positions; (4) what measures are being taken to fill such vacancies; and (5) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. No. Local authorities are not legally obligated to have in their employ, qualified registered mechanical, electrical, civil and chemical engineers. Each local authority follows a council approved organisational structure to source skills in compliance with applicable building regulations. The organisational structure will have a number of departments necessary for the municipality to perform its functions determined in accordance with the powers and functions allocated to a municipality, its integrated development plan and budget.

2. The total number of engineers and professionally registered engineers per province, as at March 2020, is provided in the table below:

Number of Engineers and Professional Engineers in Municipalities, as at March 2020

District

A:

Total Number of Engineers

B: Professionally Registered Engineers

C:

Total Number Technologists

D:

Professionally Registered Engineering Technologists

E:

Total Number of Technicians

F:

Professionally Reigistered Engineering Technicians

A+C+E:

Total Number of Engineering Personnel

B+D+F:

Total Number of Professionally Registered Engineering Personnel

(B+D+F)/(A+C+E):

% of Professionally Registered Engineering Personne

Limpopo

3

1

72

9

110

6

185

16

9%

North West

6

0

44

2

54

5

104

7

7%

Free State

2

2

11

4

38

2

51

8

16%

Eastern Cape

13

8

108

24

98

18

219

50

23%

Mpumalanga

8

0

73

10

109

4

190

14

7%

Northern Cape

3

1

30

5

65

5

98

11

11%

Western Cape

45

34

108

53

111

60

264

147

56%

Gauteng

200

65

207

71

456

110

863

246

29%

KwaZulu Natal

154

143

229

102

486

106

869

351

40%

Total

434

254

882

280

1527

316

2843

850

30%

Information on the total number of engineers and professionally registered engineers per province per municipality (as at March 2020) is provided in the annexure.

Information on the number of engineers and professionally registered engineers per branch (business unit or technical field) is not readily available.

3. The Department monitors the filling of senior manager positions and the table below presents the total number of Technical Director vacancies in municipalities as 53.

Province

Technical Services Senior Manager Positions

 
 

Filled

Vacant

Total Number of Positions

Eastern Cape

36

3

39

Free State

15

5

20

Gauteng

7

4

11

Kwa Zulu Natal

39

15

54

Limpopo

20

7

27

Mpumalanga

18

2

20

Northern Cape

20

8

28

North West

15

6

21

Western Cape

15

3

18

TOTAL

185

53

238

4. For Engineers appointed as managers directly accountable to municipal managers, like other managers in the same capacity, the Local Government: Municipal Systems Amendment Act No. 7 of 2011 prescribes under section 56 (c) that should the position be vacant, the acting person may not act for more than three months unless the MEC extends the acting period for another three months. This measure assists to expedite filling the vacant post. Furthermore, the established District Development Model structures are encouraging and monitoring the filling of vacancies, particularly at senior management level.

22 July 2021 - NW1558

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, she will advise if it is allowed that the mayor of the Namaqua District Municipality in the Northern Cape, (name furnished) is not only the mayor of the specified municipality, but also a councillor in the Kamiesberg Local Municipality; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, according to which legislation; (2) Whether a person can qualify for two government salaries at the same time; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. Yes, a councillor from a local municipality may be apppinted in terms of Section 23(1)(b) of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act 117 of 1998 (“the Act”) to directly represent the local municipality in the district municipality in which it is a part of.

2. The remuneration of councillors is dealt with in terms of the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers Act 20 of 1998, which requires the Minister to annually determine the upper limits of councillor remuneration by Notice in the Government Gazette.

In terms of the upper limits published in Government Gazette No. 43246 on 24 April 2020, a councillor elected or appointed to a district council in terms of section 23(1)(b) of the Act, may be paid the upper limit of the total remuneration package or allowance as follows:

(a) If a councillor is elected or appointed as mayor such councillor is entitled to an amount equal to the difference between the total remuneration package that a councillor receives as a member of the local council and the total remuneration package allocated to that office in the district council.

(b) If the total remuneration package payable to a councillor as a member of the local council is equal to or higher than the total remuneration package that an appointed councillor to the district council receives, such a councillor is, in addition to the total remuneration package received at the local council, entitled to a sitting allowance.

22 July 2021 - NW1412

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION

(1) What is the (a) extent of the commonage land in the Northern Cape and (b) current usage of the commonage land; (2) whether the commonage land has water rights to allow farming to take place; if not, what steps will her department take to ensure that there are water rights; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether there are farming activities taking place on the commonage land; if not, why not; if so, what farming activities are taking place on the pieces of land; (4) (a) whether she will furnish Mr N P Masipa with the relevant information regarding land that has been invaded and (b) the action(s) that were taken regarding the situation; if not, why not; if so, on what date?

Reply:

The issues relating to the commonage land are managed and administered by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. The Honourable member is advised to direct this question to the said department.

22 July 2021 - NW1330

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION

(a)(1) With regard to the waste water treatment plants in Ekurhuleni, what is the (a) waste water treatment capacity in megalitres of each plant in Ekurhuleni and (b) current waste water inflow in megalitres of each waste water treatment plant in Ekurhuleni; (2) whether all discharge points from each waste water plant are tested; if not, why not; if so, what is the frequency of testing in each plant; (3) what are the details of the discharge water test results of each waste water treatment plant for the (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21 financial years; (4) what steps were taken to increase waste water treatment capacity in Ekurhuleni since 2011?

Reply:

The information requested from the Honourable Member has been requested from Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality and the Provincial Departments concerned, we will update the response upon receipt of the information.

21 July 2021 - NW1098

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 538 on 16 March 2021 and the appointment of a certain company (name furnished) as an authorised representative of the SA Post Office on 5 February 2020, she will furnish Mr C MacKenzie with the full details of the contract entered into by a certain person (name furnished) and the specified company; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

I have been advised by the SAPO as follows:

The contractual matters involving the parties are currently under review as part of an internal disciplinary process. SAPO is therefore unable to provide details until such time that this process has been finalised.

MS. STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

21 July 2021 - NW1100

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Communications and Digital

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 538 on 16 March 2021 and the appointment of a certain company (name furnished) as an authorised representative of the SA Post Office (SAPO) on 5 February 2020, any requests for proposals and/or requests for quotations have been issued by the SAPO for electronic registered post technology; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, will she furnish Mr C MacKenzie with the full details of the requests including any tenders and awards; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

I have been advised by the SAPO as follows:

The contractual matters involving the parties, including possible requests for proposals and/or requests for quotations are currently under review as part of an internal disciplinary process. SAPO is therefore unable to provide details until such time that this process has been finalised.

 

MS. STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

21 July 2021 - NW1099

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 538 on 16 March 2021 and the appointment of a certain company (name furnished) as an authorised representative of the SA Post Office (SAPO) on 5 February 2020, any services, technology and/or products have been supplied by the specified company to the SAPO; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what is the nature of the services rendered, technology and/or products supplied, (b) what is the monetary value of the services, technology and/or products and (c) was any request for proposal and/or request for quotation issued?

Reply:

I have been advised by the SAPO as follows:

The contractual matters involving the parties, including possible requests for proposals and/or requests for quotations are currently under review as part of an internal disciplinary process. SAPO is therefore unable to provide details until such time that this process has been finalised.

MS. STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

16 July 2021 - NW1744

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Mokgotho, Ms SM to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

What (a) are the details of the housing backlog at Moses Kotane Local Municipality, North West and (b) measures has she put in place to eradicate the backlog?

Reply:

(a) The Moses Kotane Local Municipality has advised that it has a housing backlog of approximately 12 500 units which is spread across 107 villages.

(b) Plans are afoot to deliver 1 800 units during the 2021/22 financial year which will be spread across 13 villages. The North West Provincial Department of Human Settlements is currently conducting geotechnical studies in 15 villages to determine the suitability of the soil in order to appoint service providers to implement additional housing projects.

The Local Municipality confirmed that it is receiving assistance from the Provincial Department of Human Settlements with the Township Establishments Plans for three projects, namely Mogwase Unit 4 Extension, Unit 6 and Unit 7 which will cumulatively yield 4 600 stands for mixed integrated residential uses that will include BNG housing, Social housing and housing for middle income households.

16 July 2021 - NW1223

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Mokgotho, Ms SM to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

What steps has she taken to ensure that the persons of Ward 8 in Nemato, Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape, have access to bulk water services?

Reply:

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is aware of the water challenges in the Port Alfred area, including Ward 8 in Nemato which forms part of the Ndlambe Local Municipality (LM). The water challenges are as a result of the prevailing drought in the Eastern Cape Province.

The main water source for Port Alfred is the Sarel Hayward Dam, but due to the prevailing drought, the water levels in the dam has dropped to such an extent that the municipality cannot abstract sufficient water to meet the demand in Port Alfred. Full water supply can only be restored once the prevailing drought is over.

The Ndlambe LM is currently only getting 1.6Ml/day from Sarel Hayward Dam compared to the average yield of 6Ml/day, 0.4Ml/day from the Central Belt boreholes and 0.5Ml/day from a nearby farm which totals up to 2.5Ml/day. The average daily demand for Port Alfred is 8Ml/day which means the current water resources can only meet 30% of the demand.

The DWS Eastern Cape Regional Office is monitoring the situation and in collaboration with the municipality it is working towards finding solutions to address the current water crisis. The interventions in the municipality are being coordinated through a Joint Operations Committee (JOC), Bilaterals, Project Steering Committee (PSC) and Project Meetings to identify short – and medium term interventions to bring relief to the affected communities.

Furthermore, the DWS has intervened to alleviate challenges relating to water provision in the Ndlambe LM (which includes Ward 8 in Nemato) as follows:

a) Provision of water tankers to the Ndlambe LM to provide water to areas in need.

b) Allocation of R80 million towards the construction of a 2Ml/day Sea Water Reverse Osmosis Plant (SWRO) and a 3Ml/day Waste Water Reclamation (WWR) plant that is currently under construction. The timeframe for completion of the project is end July 2021.

c) Allocation of R1.24 million to procure a standby generator in order to ensure that the maximum water can be pumped from the Kowie River to Port Alfred and Sarel Hayward Dam. This is intended to assist the municipality with challenges regarding pumping water from the Kowie River to the Sarel Hayward Dam during load shedding.

d) Continuous engagement with the municipality on effective management of the Water Conservation and Demand Management Programme, including through monitoring and repairs of leaks to prevent wastage which can further exacerbate the impact of the prevailing drought conditions.

16 July 2021 - NW1477

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Seitlholo, Mr IS to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether her department has concluded any work exchange and/or employment agreements with any entity of the Republic of Cuba from the 2010-11 financial year up to the 2020-21 financial year; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) total number of Cuban nationals (i) have been employed in each of the specified financial years and/or (ii) are due to be employed in the 2021-23 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework period, (b) are the details of the work that each of the specified Cuban nationals was and/or will be employed to perform, (c) are the details of the specific skills sets that each of the specified Cuban nationals possessed and/or will possess that South African nationals did or will not possess and (d) are the details of the total cost of employing each of the specified Cuban nationals in each case; 2. whether her department took any steps to ensure that the specific skills set of the specified Cuban nationals were and/or will not be available in the Republic amongst South African citizens; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the (a) steps taken and (b) outcomes of the steps taken in this regard?

Reply:

(1) The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) entered into cooperation agreement with the Cuban government in the following periods;

  • 2008 to 2010
  • 2015 to 2019
  • 2020 to 2023

(a)(i-ii) Placements for relevant periods are as indicated in the table below:

Period of Agreement

No of Cubans Deployed

2008 – 2010

5

(the programme was coordinated through the United Nations, and the Cubans were not directly employed nor paid by the DWS)

2015 – 2019

35

2020 – 2023

25

(b) The Cuban nationals are responsible for the following functions in the DWS, amongst others:

  • Implementation of Restructuring and Development Programme (RDP) of Water and Sanitation projects
  • Provide Geo- Hydrologic Scientific assistance
  • Assessments and evaluation of designs, research and security of hydrologic infrastructure
  • Evaluation and assistance with operations and maintenance of water infrastructure within clusters and area offices in different provinces
  • Evaluation of infrastructure assets of the department including dams, bulk water infrastructure, irrigation canals and pump stations
  • Evaluation and verification of quality control of maintenance as well as refurbishment of water infrastructure.
  • Scoping of waste water treatment systems.
  • Project management for grant funded infrastructure projects implemented by municipalities
  • Verification and analysis of bulk infrastructure applications and business plans from municipalities to the DWS

(c) The details of the specific skills of the Cubans are as follows:

 

2020 - 2023 Cohort

No.

Qualification

Area of Specialization

1

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

2

Geophysics Engineer & Master in Science Geophysics

Senior Geophysics Scientist

3

Civil Engineer

Structural Design Engineering

4

Hydraulics Engineer

Hydraulic Engineer

5

Hydraulics Engineer

Hydraulic Engineer

6

Hydraulic Engineering

Hydraulic Engineer with Design experience

7

Hydraulic Engineering, Master of Science

Hydraulic Engineering

8

Hydraulics Engineering

Water Resource Management

9

Civil Engineering

Design, Maintenance and Operation of Water Infrastructure

10

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

11

Technologist Engineer

Technologist Engineer in Hydraulics and Water Treatment

12

Agricultural Mechanization Engineering

Trained as Mechanical Engineer and works as Investment Manager

13

Engineer Hydrologist

Surface Water Hydrology

14

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering systems

15

Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

Irrigation and Drainage Engineer with extensive experience in Planning and Design

16

Engineering in Automatic Control

Engineering with specialisation in Automatic Control

17

Hydraulics and Structural Engineering

Civil/ Hydraulic Engineer

18

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineering

19

Hydraulics Engineer

Hydraulic Engineering

20

Hydraulic/ Civil Engineering

Hydraulic Engineer with experience in Planning and Design

21

Bachelor of Engineering: Electrical

Electrical Engineering, Physical Planning and Construction

22

Bachelor of Engineering - Electrical

Electrical Engineering projects

23

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

24

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering & Master Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing and Technology

25

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineering

2015 – 2019 Cohort

No.

Qualification

Area of Specialization

1

Hydraulic Engineer

Hydraulic Engineering: Project and investigation specialist

2

Mechanical engineer

Complex hydraulic engineering

3

Hydraulic Engineer

Senior Specialist: Hydraulic Engineering

4

Geo-hydrologist

Geo-hydrologist

5

Hydrology Engineer

Hydrology Engineering

6

Civil Engineer

Senior Specialist of Projects and Engineering

7

Mechanical engineer

Mechanical engineering

8

Civil Engineer

Senior Specialist in hydraulic resources management

9

Hydro-geologist Engineer

Coordinator of the Regional Hydrographic Water Shared Council

10

Electrical engineer

Senior Specialist in hydraulic resources management

11

Irrigation and Drainage Engineer

Water resources management

12

Electrical engineer

Electrical engineering

13

Irrigation and Drainage Engineer

Water Resources Water Infrastructure

14

Civil Engineer

Civil Engineering with extensive experience in Planning and Design

15

Hydraulic Engineer

Specialist of channel designs

16

Hydraulic Engineer

Specialist in hydraulic resources management

17

Geophysics Engineer

Specialist in Projects and Engineering

18

Agronomist Engineering

Senior Specialist on Hydraulic Projects and Engineering

19

Geology Engineer

Groundwater Consultant

20

Hydraulic Engineer

Hydraulic Engineering

21

Civil Engineer

Senior Specialist in Engineering Projects

22

Hydraulic Engineer

Specialist in hydraulic resources management

23

Civil Engineer

Senior Specialist in Engineering Projects

24

Hydrologist

Technical Hydrological Officers

25

Hydraulic Engineer

Senior Engineer

26

Agricultural Engineer

Director: Hydraulic Infrastructure Operations and Maintenance

27

Hydraulic Engineer

Equipment Maintenance

28

Civil Engineer- Hydraulic

Specialist in design and research

29

Irrigation and Drainage Engineer

Specialist of Project and Engineering

30

Hydrology Engineer

Senior Specialist: Hydrology Engineering

31

Mechanical engineer

Mechanical Engineering

32

Hydraulic Engineer

Hydraulic Engineer: Principal Specialist in Projects and Engineering

33

Electrical engineer

Director Hydro-Energy

34

Mechanical engineer

Project specialist: Mechanical Engineering

35

Hydro Technical Engineer

Specialist: Hydro Technical Engineering

2008 – 2010 COHORT (UN project)

No.

Qualification

Area of Specialization

1

Hydraulic Engineer

Senior Specialist in Projects and Engineering.

2

Irrigation and Drainage Engineer

Specialist of Projects and Engineering

3

Geo Hydrologist

Specialist of Hydraulic Projects

4

Hydraulic Engineer

Principal Specialist in Projects and Engineering.

5

Geology Engineer

Specialist in Hydraulic Infrastructure Resources Management

(d) All actual and estimated costs for the Cuban programme are indacted in the table below:

 

Period of Agreement

Actual Costs

Estimated costs

2008 – 2010

Funded by the UN

-

2015 - 2019

R 122 218 188

-

2020 - 2023

Actual costs to be determined at the end of each financial year

R 79 225 700

 

(2)

(2) The DWS continuously advertises vacant funded positions locally. The Department has taken steps to develop technical skills capacity building through the establishment of the Learning Academy which has focused on recruiting young South African graduates in disciplines like Engineering, Scientist and disciplines like Quantity Surveying. The DWS continues to develop artisans to enhance the technical capacity in operations and maintenance in the clusters and area offices where the bulk water infrastructure is located. The Cubans; compliment and support the Departmental officials in the clusters in the operations and maintenance functions.

The capacity building project has yielded good results and in the past 5 years, the Department has succeeded in mentoring more than 100 engineers and scientists who successfully acquired professional registration with professional councils like Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and South African Council for National Scientific Professions (SACNASP) among others. These technical professionals were absorbed in permanent posts in the Department.

16 July 2021 - NW1526

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Ngcobo, Mr SL to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

Whether, in light of the increasing youth unemployment rate which currently stands at more than 50%, and the efforts being made to reduce vulnerabilities related to unemployment, (a) monitoring and evaluation mechanisms have been put in place to assess if the specified initiatives bring results and (b) the specified mechanisms are being revised to assess relevance, especially considering remote working; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

It is an undisputed fact that, youth continue to face serious challenges and key among them is the problem of structural unemployment. It goes without stating that, even prior to the pandemic youth were already getting it tough, but their situation has now further been worsened and compounded. At the onset of the pandemic their education and training got disrupted, those who were looking for jobs could no longer do so, and were further locked out of the economy, whilst youth owned businesses suffered loss of income/employment which threatened young people’s livelihoods. Therefore, it is crucial that interventions to the youth unemployment is focussed on ensuring responsiveness and illustrating positive outcomes, results and long lasting impacts.

Government has reviewed and drew lessons from the National Youth Policy of 2009 to 2014. There are encouraging achievements of National Youth Policy of 2015 to 2020, equally, and once again there are lessons drawn.

Among many functions of the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, is to lead, support, coordinate, monitor and evaluate implementation of youth development across various sectors. To this end, they have already drafted National Youth Policy 2020-2030. National Youth Policy that has been drafted includes among others, quality education, skills and second chance, it also accommodates economic transformation, entrepreneurship and job creation.

This National Youth Policy was drafted with extensive consultation with the youth as well as the youth led and youth serving organisations across sectors. It has always been the firm belief of government that, young people must be consistently engaged as active role players in order to deal decisively with persistent challenges in that sector.

But it is also worth stating that in drafting the National Youth Policy 2030, consultations were done in the spirit of Intergovernmental Relations, and endeavour to build a strong social compact that would ensure that reviewing the past interventions is a collaborative effort and the end product will be from the inputs of all sectors of society. It became imperative that, in further responding to the plight of young people, one of the key aspects is to partner with them to ensure that institutional capacity to accelerate youth issues across government, business and civil society sectors is realised.

And of course, Covid-19 environment is forcing Department of Employment and Labour to be on its toes, in leading adjustment discussions in the labour market. Concepts such as working from home, is but one of the components relating to necessary and demanded discussions that ought to be concluded at some point. They added to the discussions that we’ve been having on Fourth Industrial Revolution. Technology has been progressing. It is now advancing rapidly. The advantage is this, young people are well versed with the technology, they are connected with that space, they are therefore willing participants, government is banking on this positive aspect, and one is sure that, that is a global phenomenon.

The National Youth Policy 2020-2030, improves upon and updates the previous policies by highlighting the current and new challenges that South Africa’s youth face. The Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities will develop a youth responsive plan, budgeting, monitoring, evaluation and auditing framework, with high level of output, outcome and impact on each policy imperative.

16 July 2021 - NW1606

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Hicklin, Ms MB to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)Whether, with reference to the overflowing landfill sites across the Republic, and in light of the response by municipalities countrywide of introducing recycling efforts that have led to the reduction of the load on the landfill sites by millions of tonnes of recyclable goods every month, there are any active recycling initiatives in the parliamentary villages in Cape Town; if not, what are the reasons that there is none; if so, who is responsible for communicating the details of the recycling programme to residents (2) what measures has her department put in place to encourage recycling programmes throughout client departments that make use of buildings falling under the custody of her department?;

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. I have been informed by the Department that there are no active recycling initiatives in the Parliamentary Villages in Cape Town. The Facilities Management contract since 2014 has not included recycling. All future contracts from now onwards will include recycling.

2. As per above

16 July 2021 - NW1670

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)What is the breakdown of costs paid to the owners of a certain company (name furnished) since 2015? (2) Whether there are additional fees such as royalties that must be paid to the specified company; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what amount; (3) Whether there are updates available on the software even though the contract ended in 2018; if not, at what point will the software become redundant; if so, (a) what are the associated costs, (b) will the updates be purchased on an ad hoc basis; and (c) are there any outstanding updates that would bring the software up to date; (4) What is required to (a) complete the outstanding two modules and (b) activate the final seven modules in terms of (i) human, (ii) financial and (iii) other resources?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. I have been informed by the Department that the below table constitutes the breakdown of costs paid to the owners of Archibus software since 2015;

Company Name

Amount Paid

Year

Payment Description

ARCHIBUS SOLUTION CENTRES SOUTH AFRICA

R302 892,86

2016

Licenses

ARCHIBUS SOLUTION CENTRES SOUTH AFRICA

R519 018,84

2017

Licences

ARCHIBUS SOLUTION CENTRES SOUTH AFRICA

R570 920,71

2018

Licences

ARCHIBUS SOLUTION CENTRES SOUTH AFRICA

R494 062,55

2019

Licences

ARCHIBUS SOLUTION CENTRES SOUTH AFRICA

R306 151,21

2019

Additional Licences for users of modules go-live (LeaseIN, Immovable Assets Register and Corrective Maintenance)

ARCHIBUS SOLUTION CENTRES SOUTH AFRICA

R1 847 316,89

2020

Licenses and technical support

2. No additional fees such as royalties are paid.

3. Updates are available already. The software will not become redundant and there are no outstanding updates needed. The latest updates are available and are implemented based on an assessment of business needs.

(a), (b), (c) N/A.

4. As I’ve previously reported to the Portfolio Committee National Treasury is assisting the Department to design specifications that are not based on Archibus but rather the needs of the Department to complete the Immovable Asset Register.

 

13 July 2021 - NW577

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

(a) What total number of farms were bought in the (i) 1970s and (ii) 1980s to act as buffer zones between the commercial farmers and the tribal areas, (b) what is the extent in hectares of all such farms in each province, (c)(i) who is currently on the land and (ii) what is the type of tenure security that is held on each land parcel and (d) what support has been provided on the land since 2016?

Reply:

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development does not keep or maintain information on farms that were acquired during any period to act as buffer zones between the commercial farmers and the tribal areas.

12 July 2021 - NW1034

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Mohlala, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

In view of the fact that an estimated funding of at least R7,2 billion is required to finance key water resources development projects over the next 10 years, as noted in the National Water and Sanitation Master Plan, where prioritised development projects such as the Crocodile West River system, Olifants River system and Letaba River system may be delayed if funding is not sourced, how will (a) her department source the specified funding and (b) the time frames be met?

Reply:

a) The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) does not have the financial resources to build all the key infrastructure within a period of 10 years. Therefore, the department relies on the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) for implementation of mainly off-budget national water infrastructure. The TCTA does this by progressing projects to a state of bankability and securing finance, followed by the procurement of design and construction services. .The sustainability of off-budget funding, on which the DWS must increasingly rely to fund infrastructure given the limited fiscal space, means that water sector institutions must be sustainable by ensuring that water tariffs are cost-reflective, fully implemented and can repay debt. The debt owed by municipalities has a huge impact on our inability to roll out our infrastructure projects. If this level of self-sufficiency cannot be achieved, project funders rely heavily on government guarantees, which the fiscus is finding increasingly difficult to accommodate.

b) Notwithstanding the challenges of funding of the mega water projects indicated above, the following project status can be reported for the Crocodile West River System, the Olifants River system and Letaba River System:

  • The Olifants River Water Resources Development Project (ORWRDP) is intended to supply water to the Waterberg Coal Fields, Eskom the Lephalale Municipality, utilizing surplus return flows from Gauteng being discharged into the Crocodile River Catchment. Due to the unavailability of funding for the implementation of the complete integrated project, alternative off-budget funding opportunities and re-sequencing options for phases 2C to 2E) are being explored in order to accelerate implementation. A decision on the latter is imminent in this regard. The status of the project is as follows:
    • Estimated required budget: R12 billion
    • The Record of Implementation Decision has been issued to TCTA for a transfer capacity of 75 million m3/a.
    • The amended Implementation and Water Supply Agreement were submitted to the DWS for review and sign-off.
    • Construction contract awarded – October 2021.
    • Start of Construction - January 2022.
    • Water Delivery – January 2026.
  • The Mokolo and Crocodile River (West) Water Augmentation Project (MCWAP) is intended to increase water supply for energy generation (Medupi Power station) and coal mining development). Phase 1 of this project was commissioned in 2014 and is already in operation. MCWAP-2A consists of an abstraction weir, a 160 km water transfer pipeline with capacity of 75 million m3/annum. Phase 2 of the Project (ORWRDP-2) is meant to implement the remaining of the bulk distribution conveyance system to increase water security for domestic and industrial use in Sekhukhune, Polokwane and Mogalakwena, as well as the mining sector. The status of the project is as follows:
    • Estimated costs: R12.4 billion
    • Contract Award: 31 October 2021
    • Construction start: January 2022
    • Water delivery January 2026
  • The Groot Letaba River Water Development Project (Nwamitwa Dam) entails provision for the ecological water reserve, domestic and irrigation water requirements in the Greater Letaba area of Limpopo. The status of the project is as follows:
    • Estimated costs: R3.8 billion
    • Design report and tender documentation completed
    • Identification of properties which will be affected by the new dam has been completed.

12 July 2021 - NW1701

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether the investigative report into the appointment and work provided by a certain company (name furnished) has been completed; if not, why not; if so, (2) whether she will provide Mrs A Steyn with a copy of the report; if not, why not; if so, on what date?

Reply:

1. The forensic investigation into appointment and performance of the Implementing Agent called Agridelight has been instituted as part of the Section 100 intervention into the affairs of the North West Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. All Section 100 intervention forensic investigations in the North West are being supervised by the National Treasury. The National Treasury appointed firm for the investigation of Agridelight is still investigating in collaboration with the Directorate of Priority Crime Investigations (DPCI/Hawks) towards finalizing these investigations, which we are assured will be concluded soon. Agridelight has after a court order submitted a close out report which has been referred to National Treasury for analysis.

2. National Treasury, in consultation with the DCPCI is still busy with the report.

12 July 2021 - NW1221

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Mohlala, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether she intends to revise the treaty between the Republic and Lesotho with regard to the Lesotho Highlands Water Project; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) social, (b) economic and (c) political underpinnings has she found would define the trans boundary watercourse between the Republic and Lesotho?

Reply:

There are currently no plans for the review and revision of the Treaty between the Republic of South Africa and the Government of Lesotho with regards to the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. Should a determination be made to revise the Treaty, the process would be guided by Article 18 of the Treaty which provides for a 12-year cycle review of the Treaty.

It should be noted that the Treaty was reviewed during the period 2008 to 2010. The Phase II Agreement between RSA and Lesotho was signed based on this review on 11 August 2011. If the 12-year cycle is therefore to be maintained as per the provisions of Article 18, the next scheduled review would take place in 2023.

12 July 2021 - NW690

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Ngcobo, Mr S to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether (a) his department and (b) any entity reporting to him make use of any private security firms; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, what is the (i) name of each firm, (ii) purpose, (iii) value and (iv) duration of each specified contract?

Reply:

Department

a Yes

b N/A

(i) Eldna Security Services and Makhuva Protection Services

(ii) The purpose of Eldna Security Services is to provide guarding security services to protect employees, visitors and assets of the Department whereas Makhuva Protection Services serves the purpose of inspecting, servicing and maintenance of the Electronic Security Systems of the Department.

(iii) Value of Eldna Protection Service’s contract is R 5,375,280.00 and the value of Makhuva Protection Service’s contract was R 332 000.00 which was extended with an additional value of R 49 800.00, making a total amount of R 381 800.00.

(Eldna Security Services has a 2 Year contract running from 01 October 2020 to 30 September 2022. Makhuva Protection Services had a 1 Year contract running from 01 March 2020 to 28 February 2021. It was then extended with a further 3 months to end on 31 May 2021.

Airport Company South Africa (ACSA)

Airport

Licensed security companies

Current termination

Value

George

Reshebile Aviation and Protection Services (PTY) LTD

April 2018 to March 2023

R 30 114 012,02

East London

Reshebile Aviation and Protection Services (PTY) LTD

April 2018 to March 2023

R 39 890 577,73

Port Elizabeth

Reshebile Aviation and Protection Services (PTY) LTD

April 2018 to March 2023

R 68 610 480,11

Cape Town International -Airside

Securitas SA (PTY) LTD

April 2018 to March 2023

R 495 441 784,51

Bram fisher

Venus Security Solutions (PTY)LTD

April 2018 to March 2023

R 39 256 126,56

Kimberly

Venus Security Solutions (PTY)LTD

April 2018 to March 2023

R 26 471 035,97

Upington

Venus Security Solutions (PTY)LTD

April 2018 to March 2023

R 42 907 744,19

King Shaka International – Landside

Mafoko Security Patrols (PTY) LTD

April 2018 to March 2023

R 76 157 572,53

King Shaka International – Airside

Fidelity Security Services (PTY) LTD

April 2018 to March 2023

R 200 687 161,68

O.R Tambo International – Airside

Eagle Eye (PTY) LTD

April 2018 to March 2023

R 516 274 124,46

Cape Town International- Landside

G4S Aviation (PTY)LTD

April 2018 to March 2023

R 209 182 842,88

License concession

Bidvest Protea Coin Group

April 2018 to March 2023

No contract with ACSA

Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS)

Section 111 of the Civil Aviation Act (No. 13 of 2009) places an obligation on Air Traffic and Navigation Services to have an aviation security program. Part 111 of the Civil Aviation Regulations (2001) prescribes what the security program should provide for and includes amongst others the need to ensure that the security program provides for “the protection of ATSUs, communication facilities and radio navigation aids and surveillance facilities by appropriate measures, which may include intrusion detection systems”. To this end, ATNS has appointed five (5) security companies to provide physical security services at various ATNS sites.

No.

Name of firm

Purpose

Value of contract

Duration

1

Vimtsire Protection Services

To supply physical security and armed response services at ATNS East London Radar

R419 340.80

17 June 2020 - 18 June 2021

2

G4S Aviation Security

To provide physical security services for ATNS King Shaka International Tower

R412 928.19

01 August 2020 - 30 April 2021

3

G4S Aviation Security

To provide physical security services for ATNS Radar Bluff -KZN

R306 190.35

01 September 2020 - 31 May 2021

4

Mode Security

To supply physical security and armed response services at ATNS OR Tambo regional sites

R8 818 306.56

28 October 2020 - 27 October 2022

5

Nduma Security consultants

To supply physical security and armed response services at ATNS OR Tambo regional sites

R9 323 694,00

28 October 2020 - 27 October 2022

SOUTH AFRICAN CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY (SACAA) – SECURITY CONTRACTS

 

(i) Name of the Service Provider

(ii) Purpose

(iii) Value of contract

(iv) Duration

       

Dikgaetsedi Trading and Projects

The current security service provider’s mandate is to protect the SACAA’s assets, employees, clients, contractors, and processes (Examinations at our Midrand Offices).

R4 945 777,32 (Inclusive of Vat)

Twelve (12) months

DioPoint

The provision of preventative maintenance on the security systems (CCTV & Access control) in and around the SACAA’s buildings

R 339 903,20 (Inclusive of Vat)

Twenty-Four (24) months

Name of Entity

(i) Name of Firm

(ii) Purpose

(iii) Value

(iv) Duration of contract

1. CBRTA

Boithekgo Security and Cleaning (Pty) Ltd

To protect and safe-guard C-BRTA’s assets, officials, and clients.

R489 600.00

01 June 2020 to 31 May 2021

2. RAF

Mjayeli Security (Pty) Ltd Security services

the provision of armed response and guards

R 5 229 798,81

5 Years

 

Mphosha Construction Projecs CC

the provision of armed response and guards

R 13 347 398,02

5 Years

 

TYEKS Security Services

the provision of armed response and guards

R 6 555 747,89

5 Years

 

NZ Risk Management CC

the provision of armed response and guards

R 493 667,28

3 Years

 

JFH Holdings (Pty) Ltd

the provision of armed response and guards

R 281 553,00

2 Years

 

Fidelity Security Services (Pty) Ltd

the provision of armed response and guards

R 460 972,16

1 Months

 

Siyefana Security Services (Pty) Ltd

the provision of armed response and guards

R 229 986,48

1 year

 

HM Security and Armed Response (Pty) Ltd

the provision of armed response and guards

R 485 198,40

3 Years

 

Multi-Net Stelsels (Pty) Ltd

the provision of armed response and guards

R 1 380 506,72

5 Years

 

Satenga Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd

the provision of armed response and guards

R 171 954,90

6 Months

 

Mamosa Group (Pty) Ltd

the provision of armed response and guards

R 296 150,00

6 Months

 

Bhuba M Security and Training CC

the provision of armed response and guards

R 496 800,00

1 Year

 

Prime African Security (Pty) Ltd

the provision of armed response and guards

R 421 890,00

5 Months

 

Amathuba Security and Cleaning Services (Pty) Ltd

the provision of armed response and guards

R 219 588,00

6 Months

3. RTIA

Gingirikani Security Services cc

To protect and safe-guard RTIA’s assets, officials, and clients.

R399 337.50

01 Nov 2020 to 31 March 2021

4. RTMC

Bamogale Security Solutions

Provision of security services and armed response at Waterfall office Park

Est per month

R299 920.21

Oct 2019 until 31 September 2022

 

Sakhile Ezweni Group

Provision of security services and armed response at Eco Park;

Boekenhoutkloof; and

Denel Traffic Training College

Est per month

R488 68.12

Nov 2020 until 31 September 2022

5. SANRAL

Please see the below sheet

5. Parliamentary Question 690 _ SANRAL Information

No

NAME OF FIRM

PURPOSE OF CONTRACT

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

VALUE OF CONTRACT

DURATION OF CONTRACT (Months)

CONTRACT START DATE

1

BE Security CC

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS13334 - Rem of Ptn 45 (ptn of Ptn 28), RDS13354 - Rem of Ptn 66 (Ptn of ptn 2) De Onderstepoort No 300 – JR

R285 000

10

31-May-20

2

BE Security CC

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS00720 & RDS00723 Erf 29 and Erf 30 Woodmead

R152 000

19

31-Aug-19

3

BE Security CC

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS12938 - Ptn 193 (ptn of ptn 122) Boschkop no-447 -JQ

R152 000

19

31-Aug-19

4

BE Security CC

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS13816 Rem of Ptn 57 (ptn of ptn 3) Vissershoek No:435-JQ

R285 000

10

31-May-20

5

BC Security Solutions

Provision of security services at SANRAL regional office in Cape Town

1 Havenga Street, Oakdale, Bellvill

R3 402 883

36

31-Mar-18

6

Bridgegate Security t/a Bridgegate Cleaning & Security

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS12528 - Erf 709 Lake Road Wilderness

R129 000

6

30-Sep-20

7

Bridgegate Security t/a Bridgegate Cleaning & Security

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

NSP144 - Mthatha Quarry Site East London

R255 000

10

31-May-20

8

Bridgegate Security t/a Bridgegate Cleaning & Security

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS10397-La Porte Vase - Kroonstad

R231 000

14

31-Jan-20

9

Buyisa Security Services CC

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS75672 & RDS79297 - Rem of Erf 93 Ashburton

R256 600

14

31-Jan-20

10

Capital Ship Trading 605 (Pty) Ltd

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS62392 - Knollevally No 41 Adm Dist Cape

R281 899

16

30-Nov-19

11

Eagle Fast Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS03033_Cator Manor

R84 000

12

31-Mar-20

12

Eagle Fast Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS04533_Cator Manor

R48 000

12

31-Mar-20

13

Eldna Security Services cc

Provision of security services at SANRAL Head office

48 Tambotie Avenue, Val de Grace, Pretoria

R3 724 363

36

31-Mar-18

14

Eldna Security Services cc

Provision of security services at SANRAL regional office in Pretoria

38 Ida Street, Menlo Park, Tshwane

R3 761 948

36

31-Mar-18

15

Eldna Security Services cc

Provision of security services at SANRAL regional office in Pretoria

32 Ida Street, Menlo Park, Tshwane

R2 735 110

36

31-Mar-18

No

NAME OF FIRM

PURPOSE OF CONTRACT

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

VALUE OF CONTRACT

DURATION OF CONTRACT (Months)

CONTRACT START DATE

16

Fig Tree Civils (Pty) Ltd

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS08325 - Erf 45 & 46 : Hanglip (Twin Rivers) - Knysna

R285 376

16

30-Nov-19

17

First Plan Protection Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS05598- Ptn 50 (of 18) Southbroom

R239 968

16

30-Nov-19

18

Fuzudladla Trading and Consulting (Pty) Ltd

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS82334 - Ptn 19 of Erf 1186 Pietermaritzburg

R109 800

9

30-Jun-20

19

Gashenezi (Pty) Ltd

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS80114- Rem of Erf 106 Camperdown

R240 000

8

31-Jul-20

20

Hlanganani Ezweni Trading and Projects

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS00043 - Rem of Erf 70, RDS00829 - Ptn 1 of Erf 98, RDS16732 - Ptn 1 of Erf 99 : Fairland

R172 500

19

31-Aug-19

21

Hlanganani Ezweni Trading and Projects

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS15246, RDS15248, RDS15250 - Ptn 162 , Ptn 199 & Ptn 204 (ptn of ptn 23) Paardekraal

R172 500

19

31-Aug-19

22

Imvusa Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS79346 - Ptn 45( Ptn of ptn 43) Witbank No 262

R539 871

18

30-Sep-19

23

Inkanyezi Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS06119- Craigieburn

R271 200

12

31-Mar-20

24

Inkanyezi Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS03529- Amanzimtoti

R198 600

12

31-Mar-20

25

LMB Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS56796 - Ptn 456 (ptn of Ptn 147) - Tweefontein No 915 - LS

R501 500

17

31-Oct-19

26

LMB Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS12518, RDS12519 & RDS12520 - Holding 139 Bartlett Agricultural Holdings Ext 2 - IR---Rem of Ptn 862 (ptn of Ptn 224) Klipfontein No 83 - IR---Rem of Ptn 863 (ptn of Ptn 224) Klipfontein No 83 - IR

R348 000

12

31-Mar-20

27

LMB Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS12570( Rem of Ptn 147) Driefontein No 85

R348 000

12

31-Mar-20

28

LMB Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS00747, RDS00839 & RDS21225 - Rem of Ptn 43 (ptn of Ptn 17) - Klipfontein No 203 - IQ- Ptn 245 (ptn of Ptn 17) - Klipfontein No 203 - IQ- Rem of Ptn 313 - Klipfontein No 203 - IQ

R300 000

15

31-Dec-19

29

LP Protection Unit CC

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS82333 & RDS82480 - Pietermaritzburg

R112 000

10

31-May-20

30

LP Protection Unit CC

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS82944 - Ptn 1 of Erf 477 - Ashley

R112 000

10

31-May-20

31

LP Protection Unit CC

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS68044 - Erf 132 Drummond

R222 150

15

31-Dec-19

No

NAME OF FIRM

PURPOSE OF CONTRACT

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

VALUE OF CONTRACT

DURATION OF CONTRACT (Months)

CONTRACT START DATE

32

Mafoko Security

Provision of security services at SANRAL regional office in PE

20 Shoreward Drive,Baywest, Port Elizabeth

R3 229 631

36

31-Mar-18

33

Makjus Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS20486 - 656 Festenstein Avenue, Bethal

R638 825

22

31-May-19

34

Makjus Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS63322 - Ptn 2 Christine No 522

R173 880

18

30-Sep-19

35

Mathobela Cleaning and Protection Services (Pty) LTD

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS75476 & RDS80054 - Pietermaritzburg - FT

R232 470

15

31-Dec-19

36

Mazah Holding and Investment

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS68032 - Erf 127 Drummond

R231 000

14

31-Jan-20

37

Mondli Wezintandane Trading and Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS80118 - Vaalkop & Dadelfontein No 885

R1 008 000

9

30-Jun-20

38

Nceda Cleaning & Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

Nomzamo/Lwandle, Firlands, Strand

R16 249 555

24

31-Mar-19

39

Nceda Cleaning & Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS58002 & RDS58004 - Ptn 30 and 31 (ptn of ptn 2)Hammanskraal

R276 000

16

30-Nov-19

40

Nceda Cleaning & Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

Rem of Ptn 1 of Erf 584 (Park) - Kilner Park Ext 1 - JR-Erf 595 - Kilner Park Ext 1 - JR-Erf 659 - Kilner Park Ext 1 - JR-Erf 660 - Kilner Park Ext 1 - JR-Erf 661 - Kilner Park Ext 1 - JR-Erf 677 - Kilner Park Ext 1 - JR

R391 000

17

31-Oct-19

41

Nceda Cleaning & Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS00672, RDS00780 & RDS 43040 - Rem of Ptn 69 (ptn of Ptn 66) - Waterval No 5 - IR, Halfway Estate (Rem of holding 64), Rem of Erf 1355 - Vorna Valley

R371 450

19

31-Aug-19

42

Nceda Cleaning & Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

Ptn 212 (ptn of ptn 171) Rietfontein, Erf 323 Woodmead, Rem of ptn 255 (ptn ofptn 171 Rietfontein P93 (ptn of ptn 61) Waterval

R431 250

25

28-Feb-19

43

Nndwa Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS12903, RDS12824 & RDS19118- Rem of Ptn 10 & 12, Ptn 43 - Jaagbaan No 291 - KR

R280 000

10

31-May-20

44

Nndwa Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS14464 Ptn 60 (ptn of ptn 59) Tweefontein No-462-KR

R280 000

10

31-May-20

No

NAME OF FIRM

PURPOSE OF CONTRACT

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

VALUE OF CONTRACT

DURATION OF CONTRACT (Months)

CONTRACT START DATE

45

Nndwa Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS10329-Geluksdal agricultural holdings

R280 000

10

31-May-20

46

Nndwa Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS 02124, RDS10698 -Ptn 2 of Erf 715, Erf 486 Elandspark

R541 500

19

31-Aug-19

47

Nndwa Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS69394 Ptn 59 (Ptn of Ptn 36) Uitloop

R280 000

10

31-May-20

48

Nndwa Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS15230 Rem of Ptn 421 (ptn of ptn 49) Rietfontein

R216 000

16

30-Nov-19

49

Nolanga Trading Enterprise

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS82339 & RDS82478 - Ptn 22 of Erf 1186 Pietermaritzburg

R175 000

14

31-Jan-20

50

Nontobeko Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS82360 & RDS82549 - Ptn 14 of Erf 1186 (Pietermaritzburg)

R229 600

14

31-Jan-20

51

Nontobeko Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS75407 & RDS80801 - Ptn of Rem of Erf 140 Ashburton

R212 800

14

31-Jan-20

52

Nontobeko Security Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS75479 - Ptn 3 of Erf 1945 - Pietermaritzburg - FT

R182 400

12

31-Mar-20

53

PCM & Z Trading Enterprises CC

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS75478 Ptn 4 of Erf 1945 - Pietermaritzburg - FT

R201 600

14

31-Jan-20

54

PCM & Z Trading Enterprises CC

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS75286- Rem of Erf 1947 - Pietermaritzburg - FT

R189 120

15

31-Dec-19

55

Phuthadichaba Trading Enterprise

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS00169 & RDS13656 - Rem of Ptn 84 Donkerhoek--Ptn 93 (ptn of Ptn 71) - Donkerhoek No 365 - JR

R623 070

21

30-Jun-19

56

Phuthadichaba Trading Enterprise

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS01423 - Holding 27 Wolmaranspoort Agricultural Holdings

R415 380

14

31-Jan-20

57

Phuthadichaba Trading Enterprise

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

Ptn 48 (ptn of Ptn 1) - Duvenage's Kraal No 689 - LS AND Rem of Ptn 24 (ptn of Ptn 1) - Duvenage's Kraal No 689 - LS---RDSRDS09763-----RDS09882

R415 380

14

31-Jan-20

58

Phuthadichaba Trading Enterprise

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS11127 - Rem of Ptn 22 - Duvenhageskraal No 689 - LS-----RDS11127

R415 380

14

31-Jan-20

59

Qiniso Security cc

Provision of security services at SANRAL regional office in Pmb

58 van Eck Place, Mkondeni, Pietermaritzburg

R2 044 030

36

31-Mar-18

60

Raz Tewi (Pty) Ltd

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS75293 - Rem of Erf 1946 - Pietermaritzburg - FT

R195 000

13

29-Feb-20

61

Sbuleqhe (Pty) Ltd

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS78908-Erf 2848 - Westville Ext 28 - FT

R189 600

12

31-Mar-20

No

NAME OF FIRM

PURPOSE OF CONTRACT

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

VALUE OF CONTRACT

DURATION OF CONTRACT (Months)

CONTRACT START DATE

62

Seabreeze Risk & Clean Executive

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS02768 - Rem of Erf 8260., RDS23387 - Erf 33437 (ptn of Erf 8260) The Strand

R188 100

9

30-Jun-20

63

Seabreeze Risk & Clean Executive

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS02779 - Erf 8234 : The Strand Adm Dist Stellenbosch

R167 200

8

31-Jul-20

64

Seabreeze Risk and Clean Executive

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

N1/Brighton/Van Riebeeck Int, Kraaifontein

R341 700

13

29-Feb-20

65

Seabreeze Risk and Clean Executive

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS00624 & Various properties on The Strand Adm Dist Stellenbosch

R361 655

13

29-Feb-20

66

Seabreeze Risk & Clean Executive

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS62474 & RDS62475- Erf 39686 & 7 (ptn of Erf 39680) - Bellville Adm Dist Cape

R250 691

12

31-Mar-20

67

SPN Protection Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS82341, RDS82475 Ptn of Ptn 24 of Erf 1186 - Pietermaritzburg

R233 600

16

30-Nov-19

68

Starways trading 16 cc T/A Starways Protection Services

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS59304-Ptn 234 - Misgund No 322 - IQ

R354 200

14

31-Jan-20

69

Vatiswa Cleaning Services & Contractors

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS82331 - Ptn 18 of Erf 1186 Pietermaritzburg

R133 200

12

31-Mar-20

70

Vatiswa Cleaning Services & Contractors

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS68037 - Erf 139 Drummond

R135 000

10

31-May-20

71

Zilindiwe Trading Enterprise CC

To prevent, manage or control Land Invasions

RDS67709-Erf 145- Drummond

R180 000

12

31-Mar-20

 

 

 

TOTALS

R52 901 533

 

 

 

Regulator of South Africa (PRSA)

(b) (i) The name of the private security company is ADT/Fidelity

(ii) The private security company is contracted for office accommodation alarm system and armed response.

(iii) The contract value is R 19 628.64

(iv) The contract period is 3 years which started on 01/10/2019 and ends on 30/09/2022

The South African Maritime Safety Authority’s (SAMSA)

Question (a)

Whether his department make use of any private security firm

N/A

Question (b)

Whether any entity reporting to him make use of any private security firms

Yes

if not, what is the position in this regard?

N/A

PRETORIA OFFICE

if so, in each case, what is the (i) name of each firm?

Advanced Risk Solutions Security

if so, in each case, what is the (ii) purpose?

Rendering a guarding service

if so, in each case, (iii) value?

R3 842 561.70

if so, in each case, what is the (iv) duration of each specified contract?

3 Years

RICHARDS BAY OFFICE

if so, in each case, what is the (i) name of each firm?

ADT Fidelity Security Systems

if so, in each case, what is the (ii) purpose?

Monitoring and Armed response

if so, in each case, (iii) value?

R3 341.84

if so, in each case, what is the (iv) duration of each specified contract?

6 Months

GQEBERHA (PORT ELIZABETH) OFFICE) (REGIONAL OFFICE)

if so, in each case, what is the (i) name of each firm?

Tradeweith t/a Atlas Security

if so, in each case, what is the (ii) purpose?

Monitoring and Armed response

if so, in each case, (iii) value?

R18 335.00

if so, in each case, what is the (iv) duration of each specified contract?

3 Years

GQEBERHA (PORT ELIZABETH) OFFICE) (OPERATIONAL OFFICE)

if so, in each case, what is the (i) name of each firm?

Tradeweith t/a Atlas Security

if so, in each case, what is the (ii) purpose?

Monitoring and Armed response

if so, in each case, (iii) value?

R18 335.00

if so, in each case, what is the (iv) duration of each specified contract?

3 Years

   

PORT NOLLOTH OFFICE

if so, in each case, what is the (i) name of each firm?

Brakkenjan Sekuriteit Dienste

if so, in each case, what is the (ii) purpose?

Monitoring and Armed response

if so, in each case, (iii) value?

R7 786.64

if so, in each case, what is the (iv) duration of each specified contract?

3 Years

CAPE TOWN (DAFF – BERTH 500)

if so, in each case, what is the (i) name of each firm?

ADT Fidelity Services

if so, in each case, what is the (ii) purpose?

Rendering a guarding Service

if so, in each case, (iii) value?

R53 231 449.67

if so, in each case, what is the (iv) duration of each specified contract?

5 Years

CAPE TOWN (DAFF – BERTH 500)

if so, in each case, what is the (i) name of each firm?

Fidelity Service Groups

if so, in each case, what is the (ii) purpose?

Rendering a guarding Service

if so, in each case, (iii) value?

R947 891.56

if so, in each case, what is the (iv) duration of each specified contract?

1 Year

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)

(i)

Name of Firm

(ii)

Purpose

(iii)

Value of contract

(iv)

Duration of contract

Supreme Security Services

Physical security for Western Cape Metrorail

R3,176,109.10

Month to month.

Comwezi Security Services (Pty) Ltd

Physical security for Western Cape Metrorail

R984,593.82

Month to month.

Chuma Security Services

Physical security for Western Cape Metrorail

R3,176,109.10

Month to month.

Sechaba Protection Services

Physical security for Western Cape Metrorail

R4,527,943,25

Month to month.

Chippa Protection Services (Pty) Ltd

Physical security at Western Cape PRASA CRES

R2,493,245,65

Month to month.

Vusa-Isizwe Security (Pty) Ltd

Physical security for Gauteng and MLPS

R3,838,940.19

Month to month.

All security contracts were terminated at the end of April 2020, except for the security companies in the Western Cape that were subject to the ruling of

Judge Hlope. Vusa-Isizwe is the only company from Gauteng that adjoined to the litigation process followed by the plaintiffs in the Western Cape.

These companies will be retained until PRASA follows an open tender process to replace the current companies.

09 July 2021 - NW1002

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With reference to the senseless murder case number CAS266/11/2020 of Bonteheuwel resident, Ms Lauren Dryden, in November 2020, what are the reasons that all charges have been dropped against the accused, Mr Fernado Isaacs, who was expected to appear in the Goodwood Magistrate’s Court on 29 March 2021; (2) whether he will furnish Ms A L A Abrahams with a detailed report on how the decision was taken; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether he will consider reopening the case in the interest of justice for the family and the community of Bonteheuwel; if not, why not; if so, will the matter with reference number: 10/2/4/6-1292/2 remain with state prosecutor?

Reply:

1. The National Director of Public Prosecutions has informed me that the following are the reasons for the withdrawal charges against the accused person:

a) At the time of accused arrest, the only evidence linking him to the crime was an informal identification of him on a Facebook photograph.

b) Evidence about identification is, because of the fallibility of human observation, to be treated with caution by the courts.

c) The accused was arrested and detained, pending a further investigation to link him further to the commission of the offence.

d) No further evidence was forthcoming and his continued incarceration could not further be justified.

e) The charges were therefore provisionally withdrawn against the accused person.

2. Other than what is stated above, the State does not wish to disclose any further details surrounding the investigations at this stage. It must be borne in mind that the matter is still under investigation, and that the State does not wish to compromise this process.

3. At the time of provisionally withdrawing the charges against the accused person, the prosecutor received instruction to discuss the reasons for the withdrawal of the charges with the family of the deceased, as well as the re-enrolment plan.

As stated above, the Acting Director of Public Prosecutions (ADPP) received confirmation from the prosecutor that the consultation did take place on the day of the withdrawal of the charges against the accused person. Therefore, the ADPP issued instructions for further urgent investigations. Once the investigations have been completed, the docket will be presented back to the ADPP for re-evaluation.

The NPA treats instances of femicide as a priority crime with sensitivity and compassion. If sufficient evidence linking the accused person or any other person is uncovered, prosecution will definitely be reinstated.

09 July 2021 - NW1293

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Hicklin, Ms MB to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)Whether her department will consider donating the double-story house at 398 Malherbe Street in Tshwane (details furnished) to the Capital Park Ratepayers and Resident’s Association who erected a fence around the property as it was being vandalised for its copper pipes and lead windows; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether, in view of the interest that has been expressed by nonprofit organisations to convert the house into a multi-purpose facility to care for the aged and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA) communities (details furnished) and in light of the tremendous shortage of shelters for the homeless of all descriptions in Tshwane, her department will facilitate such a development as a means of addressing some of the needs of the homeless in Tshwane; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. I have been informed by the Department that the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure is in the process of allocating the property to Social Development for the purpose of a child protection unit.

2. No, given the above response.

09 July 2021 - NW1542

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Tito, Ms LF to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What (a) has he found to be the cause for the long queues at Home Affairs offices throughout the Republic, (b) measures has his department put in place to deal with the specified long queues and (c) specific steps will his department take to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as a result of the long queues in these offices?

Reply:

a) All Citizens and Non-Citizens interact with the Department in order to access services rendered by the Department, which contributes to long queues in our Front Offices. There are several reasons that are found to be the cause of long queues at our Front Offices. These reasons include among other things:

  • High client volumes and unpredictable walk-ins
  • limited staff capacity to meet service demands
  • inadequate office space
  • concurrent of the manual and automated process
  • system instability
  • discontinuation of Saturday working hours

b) As part of the strategy to deal with long queues the Department has moved some of its services out of the front offices. These services are:

  • Registration of Births and Deaths has been moved to Health Facilities.
  • Mobile Trucks has been deployed to schools in order to capture First Time Applications in nine (9) Provinces.
  • In collaboration with Banks through PPP, the Department has installed Live Capture System to twenty-six (26) bank branches in the Republic which has the capacity to capture Smart ID Card and Passport applications.

c) The Department has introduced queue marshalls / floor walkers in order to ensure that people visiting our offices adhere to the Disaster Management Act by keeping social distancing, wearing of masks and sanitizing as and when they enter our Front Offices.

  • When the Front Office reports a Covid-19 positive case, the Department closes the office temporarily and arrangements for the office be sanitized are done.
  • Provision and distribution of PPEs to our officials.
  • Staff capacity is deployed in line with the determined Covid-19 alert levels.
  • Temperature scanning and keeping of register containing clients details in case we receive positive Covid-19 case, we will be in the position to inform / contact the clients.

END

09 July 2021 - NW907

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Arries, Ms LH to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What total number of (a) cases of domestic violence were prosecuted over the past five years and (b) the specified cases have resulted in convictions?

Reply:

a) It must be noted that there is no offence per se called “domestic violence”, it is rather a collective of offences related to the Domestic Violence Act or other relevant legislation (for example: Protection from Harassment Act) or even other related common law offences which displays evidence of domestic violence in the merits of the case (for example: attempted murder).

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) does not collate offence specific statistics, therefore we extracted the information as is available on the ECMS. The information reflected only relates to main charges and would not indicate those cases where a different main charge such as assault, attempted murder, malicious injury to property, etc have been added. Secondly, the extracted information only relates to offences linked to the particular Acts of which three (3) contraventions are available namely:

Source

Description

a) Section 18(1)(a) read with section 10(1) or (2) of the Protection from Harassment Act 17 of 2011

Contravening a prohibition, condition, obligation or order imposed by a court by means of a protection order.

b) Section 6(a) read with section 2 and 4 of the Prevention of Family Violence Act 133 of 1993

Contravening an interdict or other order granted by a judge or magistrate in a domestic violence incident.

c) Section 7(1) read with section 17 of the Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998

Contravening the conditions of domestic violence protection order.

The following information, as extracted, is only with reference to contraventions on the aforementioned legislation. The previous disclaimers as explained in the second paragraph should also be kept in mind. A comparison of cases finalised between April 2019 and March 2020 compared with the verdicts finalised with a verdict between April 2020 and March 2021 is depicted in Figures 1 and 2 for District and Regional court respectively.

Figure 1: Verdicts Apr 19- Mar 20 compared to Apr 20 – Mar 21 in DC

Light blue reflects the 2020/21 FY for number of verdict cases finalised per month. The decrease in numbers as indicated is due to the impact of covid-19 and related restrictions. The dark blue information reflects the previous 2019/2020 FY.

 

Figure 2: Verdicts Apr 19- Mar 20 compared to Apr 20 – Mar 21 in RC

Light blue reflects the 2020/21 FY for number of verdict cases finalised per month. The decrease in numbers as indicated is due to the impact of covid-19 and related restrictions. The dark blue information reflects the previous 2019/2020 FY. The lower numbers in the Regional Court is attributed to the fact that the predominant number of these contraventions of orders are dealt with in the District Courts.

 

Similarly, a comparison of cases finalised between April 2018 and March 2019 compared with the verdicts finalised with a verdict between April 2019 and March 2020 is depicted in Figures 3 and 4 for District and Regional court respectively.

Figure 3: Verdicts Apr 18- Mar 19 compared to Apr 19 – Mar 20 in DC

Light blue reflects the 2019/20 FY for number of verdict cases finalised per month. The dark blue information reflects the previous 2018/2019 FY.

 

Figure 4: Verdicts Apr 18- Mar 19 compared to Apr 19 – Mar 20 in RC

 

b) The number of convictions resulting from the verdict cases are depicted in Figures 5 and 6 for the period April 2020 to March 2021; respectively for the District court and the Regional court. The conviction rates during this period for the District court was 77.9% and in the Regional court 77.3%.

The number of convictions resulting from the verdict cases are depicted in Figures 7 and 8 for the period April 2019 to March 2020; respectively for the District court and the Regional court. The conviction rates during this period for the District court was 76.2% and in the Regional court 80.0%.

Figure 5: Verdicts breakdown for Apr 20- Mar 21 in DC

Figure 6: Verdicts breakdown for Apr 20 - Mar 21 in RC

Figure 7: Verdicts breakdown for Apr 19- Mar 20 in DC

 

Figure 8: Verdicts breakdown for Apr 19- Mar 20 in RC

 

09 July 2021 - NW1724

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1)What is the (a) total number of applications for passport renewals that have been received by Home Affairs office in London since 1 January 2019 and (b) number of the specified passport applications that have been finalised and given to the applicants; (2) what number of (a) applications for birth registration have been received by the specified office since 1 January 2019 and (b) the specified birth registration applications have been finalised; (3) in view of the fact that all birth registrations must take place within 30 days of the birth of a child in terms of the Births and Deaths Registration Act, Act 51 of 1992, how long does it take for parents to get an appointment to register the birth of their child; (4) what number of appointments for new (a) birth registrations and (b) passport applications are processed by the specified office on each day; (5) what (a) is the total number of outstanding (i) birth registrations and (ii) passport applications at this office and (b) are the reasons for the delays in each case?

Reply:

1. The total number of passport applications received at the South African High Commission in London since January 2019 is recorded as 11343

2. The total number of birth registration applications (Notice of birth) received at the South African High Commission in London since January 2019 is recorded as 1037

3. The Appointment system allows for an appointment to be scheduled within 90 days from the request or on where possible on the day in accordance with the convenience of the client.

4. In accordance with the appointment record the Mission is able to schedule 28 appointments per day.

5. (a) The total number of outstanding (i) birth registrations stands at 104 and (ii) passport applications stands at 873 currently.

(b) Delays are mainly due to late receipt of Diplomatic Bags. The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and DIRCO prepared a communique to Missions abroad to forward all long outstanding applications to DIRCO and DHA has created an e-mail address to deal with long outstanding applications. Both departments agreed on the automation of the application process which will be done in the medium to long term with the aim of ultimately reducing turnaround times.

END

09 July 2021 - NW1311

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

(1)Whether there is a Correctional Supervision and Parole Board dedicated to the Johannesburg Female Correctional Centre; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether any delays and/or backlogs occur in the consideration of parole applications from the specified correctional centre; if so, what (a) are the reasons for the delays and/or backlogs and (b) steps are being taken to expedite such applications?

Reply:

1. Yes there is a Correctional Supervision and Parole Board (CSPB) dedicated to the Johannesburg Female Correctional Centre, however the positions of the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson: Correctional Supervision and Parole Board are vacant.

(2)(a) Yes, there are delays in the consideration of parole with a current backlog of nine (09) offenders.

(2)(b) The CSPB Chairperson that is dedicated to Correctional Centre B, is assisting with parole considerations for the Female Correctional Centre. A roaming Vice Chairperson from Modderbee Management Area is then assisting at Correctional Centre B CSPB with consideration of Lifers as this is a time consuming process. The intervention of the roaming Vice Chairperson from Modderbee enables the Chairperson more time at the Female Correctional Centre.

It is desirable that CSPB posts should be filled to capacity, however due to Chairpersons, Vice-Chairpersons and community members being appointed on a 3 year contract there will be vacancies as a result of expired contracts pending the finalisation of the recruitment process. The process of filling these vacant positions is underway as the positions have been advertised.

The intervention of roaming CSPB members was put in place at various management areas in order to minimise delays.

END.

09 July 2021 - NW1693

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McGluwa, Mr JJ to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1)What are the (a) terms of reference of the review sponsored by his department that will be led by Adv Dikgang Moseneke to determine whether municipal elections can be free and fair and (b) time frames attached to the review; (2) whether there is any budget allocation for the review; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant

Reply:

The matter was referred to the Electoral Commission which responds as follows:

1. (a) The terms of reference of the review are as follows:

To inquire into, make findings, report on and make recommendations concerning the likelihood the Commission will be able to ensure that the forthcoming 2021 general local government elections will be free and fair in view of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures promulgated by the government to curb the continued spread of the COVID-19 pandemic as contemplated in section 14(4) of the Act.

The report may indicate additional measures that the Commission may have to implement in order to realize free and fair elections within the context of the COVID 19 pandemic.

(b) See attached Annexure A for the timeframes driving the Moseneke Inquiry.

(2) The current estimated budget for this project is approximately R 2 million.

END

09 July 2021 - NW1155

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

With reference to elections that have been held by countries on the African continent during the COVID19 pandemic, what (a) total number of African countries continued with general elections in the period 1 September 2020 and 30 May 2021, (b) key lessons has the (i) Government and (ii) Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) learnt from the specified elections, particularly in terms of ensuring that the health and safety of (aa) voters and (bb) IEC staff will not be compromised during the upcoming local government elections, (c) total number of the elections in Africa did the IEC attend to observe their registration period, campaign period and/or election day and (d) is the additional estimated budget to ensure free and fair elections in a pandemic environment?

Reply:

a) Honourable member, the questions on events in other countries is a DIRCO matter and not a Home Affairs one.

b) (i) The Electoral Commission and government are co-ordinating the COVID response within the electoral arena through bilateral consultations with the Department of Health as well as through the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Elections. Lessons learnt from electoral events and COVID protocols for electoral processes are discussed in these engagements.

(ii) These events have confirmed the soundness of protocols that the Electoral Commission implemented in 133 by-elections since November 2020.

(aa) Voters are required to observe a distance of at least 1, 5 meters from other persons within boundaries of voting stations. Additionally, voters are required to wear face coverings or masks. Voters without masks are not allowed entry within the boundary of the voting station. Sanitising facilities are provided for voters at the entrance and exit of the voting station. The use of a shared indelible ink marking pen (to mark the thumb of the voter to indicate that they have voted) has been jettisoned in favour of a disposable single use cotton bud applicator. This is intended to deal with the real and or perceived risk that the use of a single pen to mark multiple voters may be a source of contagion. All voting stations are provided with the requisite stationery packs including pens that are sanitised routinely. However, voters are encouraged to bring their own pens to voting stations.

(bb) Electoral staff are equally subject to the protocol on social distancing, mask wearing and hand sanitizing. Furthermore, electoral staff are provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use in the voter registration process, voting process at the voting station and during home visits during special voting. The provided PPE includes disposable gloves, disposable masks, hand sanitisers, sanitising hand wipes, face shields, disposable theatre gowns and aprons. The disposable theatre gowns are used during home visits during special votes.

(c) The Electoral Commission has not attended any of the elections in the referenced period.

(d) The additional costs imposed by Covid-19 on the budget of the Electoral Commission could not have been foreseen when the Medium Term Expenditure Framework allocations were made. Discussions are under way with National Treasury to fund the critical Covid-19 induced shortfall.

END

09 July 2021 - NW1582

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What was the monthly contract amount for facilities management for the (a) parliamentary precinct and (b) parliamentary villages of (i) Acacia Park, (ii) Pelican Park and (iii) Laboria Park in each year since 1 January 2018 up to the latest specified date in 2021 for which information is available?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

I have been informed by the Department that the monthly contract amounts for facilities management at the Parliamentary Precinct and the Parliamentary Villages from 1 January 2018 to 18 November 2020, when the facilities management contract came to an end, is detailed in the table below.

As the Department has been in the process of appointing new contractors, the internal Facilities Management services has been assisting with day-to-day maintenance through existing term contracts since November 2020. The Department has approximately 90 term contracts in Cape Town servicing the Western Cape.

With regard to the appointment process, the tender document for the parliamentary villages’ contract has been finalised and served at the Bid Specification Committee on 14 and 28 June 2021. The National Bid Adjudication Committee is considering the documentation from 5 July 2021 for approval. The tender documentation for the maintenance of the parliamentary precinct is being developed in consultation with Parliament as the client.

PERIOD

   
 

PARLIAMENTARY PRECINCT

i) ACACIA PARK

ii) PELICAN PARK

iii) LABORIA PARK

Jan-18

R 5,859,508.69

R 2,266,306.48

R 590,888.30

R 331,215.12

Feb-18

R 5,948,272.94

R 2,187,130.91

R 570,245.06

R 319,643.80

Mar-18

R 5,953,150.25

R 2,047,909.40

R 548,528.82

R 307,471.04

Apr-18

R 5,683,137.17

R 2,223,296.19

R 595,505.85

R 333,803.43

May-18

R 6,044,731.76

R 2,153,578.05

R 576,831.98

R 323,336.02

Jun-18

R 6,060,898.74

R 2,186,427.62

R 585,630.68

R 328,268.02

Jul-18

R 5,907,664.22

R 2,190,645.07

R 586,760.31

R 328,901.22

Aug-18

R 6,485,807.94

R 2,380,131.77

R 637,513.98

R 357,350.56

Sep-18

R 7,105,347.83

R 2,272,635.07

R 608,721.18

R 341,211.12

Oct-18

R 5,852,161.13

R 2,184,014.13

R 584,984.23

R 327,905.66

Nov-18

R 6,104,102.64

R 2,842,061.38

R 761,240.99

R 426,704.21

Dec-18

R 6,535,780.66

R 2,166,514.94

R 580,297.10

R 325,278.35

Jan-19

R 6,047,523.88

R 2,137,701.56

R 572,579.49

R 320,952.34

Feb-19

R 6,509,960.19

R 2,153,247.24

R 576,743.37

R 323,286.35

Mar-19

R 6,883,412.88

R 2,161,323.36

R 578,906.54

R 324,498.89

Apr-19

R 6,158,717.09

R 2,174,452.26

R 582,423.10

R 326,470.05

May-19

R 5,958,599.70

R 2,178,156.72

R 583,415.33

R 327,026.24

Jun-19

R 5,940,088.64

R 2,653,058.36

R 811,617.01

R 469,813.92

Jul-19

R 6,822,949.22

R 2,218,720.69

R 580,992.11

R 325,667.93

Aug-19

R 6,999,328.18

R 2,444,904.56

R 640,220.40

R 358,867.62

Sep-19

R 6,958,633.72

R 1,800,596.41

R 471,502.48

R 264,294.87

Oct-19

R 5,835,350.49

R 2,231,378.31

R 584,554.60

R 326,572.13

Nov-19

R 5,841,017.53

R 2,224,452.10

R 582,740.14

R 325,558.45

Dec-19

R 6,314,316.38

R 2,222,636.21

R 582,264.43

R 325,292.68

Jan-20

R 5,625,395.82

R 2,237,715.44

R 586,214.74

R 327,499.60

Feb-20

R 5,682,150.83

R 2,249,350.92

R 589,262.89

R 329,202.50

Mar-20

R 5,775,979.81

R 1,965,987.62

R 531,608.45

R 286,455.59

Apr-20

R 2,156,936.53

R 593,859.48

R 581,479.20

R 45,871.67

May-20

R 2,160,268.80

R 609,347.72

R 609,676.34

R 51,304.44

Jun-20

R 4,044,675.58

R 2,232,945.61

R 584,965.19

R 326,801.51

Jul-20

R 5,698,926.08

R 2,275,193.86

R 596,032.97

R 332,984.73

Aug-20

R 7,040,114.72

R 2,289,936.24

R 599,895.03

R 335,142.34

Sep-20

R 5,831,679.85

R 2,303,898.54

R 603,552.74

R 337,185.79

Oct-20

R 5,845,986.60

R 2,317,139.06

R 607,021.36

R 339,123.60

Nov-20

R 3,504,996.77

R 2,104,531.49

R 551,324.52

R 308,007.53

 

R 203,177,573.25

R 74,881,184.76

R 20,816,140.92

R 11,088,969.32

09 July 2021 - NW1612

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

In light of the fact that the total amount set aside for Professional Services in the 2021-22 Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) budget of the Government Printing Works has almost quadrupled from the previous year to R152 million and is increased by 7% and 5% in the 2022-23 and 2023-24 ENE budgets respectively, what (a) are the relevant details of the nature and types of the professional services budgeted for in this item and (b) projects are these professional services linked to?

Reply:

a) GPW acknowledges that professional fees have quadrupled on the ENE to R152 million. This is due to fact that is the previous financial year i.e. 2020/21, there was a reduction in the budget because during the total lock-down, there was no maintenance of machinery and equipment. Further, there was no production of ID and Passport during the same period. The budgeted professional fees pertain to payments made to the consultants for the maintenance and support on machinery GPW.

For this current financial year (2021/22), GPW will be procuring and assembling new machinery from Europe mainly Germany and France, as per the procurement plan. The budgeted professional fees will be for assembly and installation of these machines.

Professional services are budgeted for the refurbishment of the new headquarters building which is planned to be finalised by end of 2021/22 financial year, whereas the Masterplan’s completions spans over the MTSF period, hence the increase of 7% and 5% in the 2022/23 and 2023/24 ENE budgets respectively.

b) GPW has two key strategic projects that are provided for in its current Strategic Plan, namely the new Headquarters building and the Masterplan, which are both located in the Visagie Street precinct in Pretoria.

END

09 July 2021 - NW1008

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What total number of cases of stock theft are currently on the court roll; (2) what is the total number of cases of stock theft (a) that the court has dealt with since 1 January 2019 and (b) in respect of which the court secured convictions in the specified period; (3) what (a) is the total number of cases of stock theft that were thrown out of court since 1 January 2019 and (b) were the main reasons for cases to be thrown out of court?

Reply:

1. As at 16 March 2021, a total of 1 568 cases are currently on the court rolls. This only relates to stock theft and does not include related offences such as attempted stock theft, receiving or possession of stolen stock, etc. The same applies to the responses below.

2. (a) The courts have dealt with 4 631 cases during the period 1 January 2019 to March 2021

(b) Convictions were secured in 1 553 cases during the afore-mentioned period and there were 382 acquittals.

3. (a) During this period, 2 315 cases were withdrawn from the court rolls. Some of

these cases were again enrolled after investigations were finalised, new evidence were obtained or facts in the matters changed. The number of cases re-enrolled is part of information contained in decision dockets, which is not recorded electronically and therefore not available for reporting purposes. There were also 816 cases struck off the roll during this period.

(b) The reasons for withdrawals are currently not recorded, although reasons for withdrawals or decisions not to prosecute are recorded on each case docket manually. The general reasons include the unclear identification of the stock in dispute (which is not marked or not properly marked, and ownership is in dispute). In some instances, witnesses become unavailable, evidence is obtained that disproves allegations contained in the docket initially, or the complainant requests the matter to be withdrawn.

In addition to the above, it should be noted that stock theft is regarded as a serious offence to which priority and focused attention is provided within the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). Stock theft has a crippling effect on commercial as well as communal farmers (representing 40%) of stock owners. The effect of stock theft is not confined to the actual monetary loss, but it also has a ripple effect that compromises the job security of the workers on the farms. Although training was hampered by lack of budget and resources in recent years, the NPA in collaboration with Justice College conducted four (4) courses in 2016, where 87 prosecutors attended the courses including five (5) prosecutors from Botswana. As part of the internal Community Prosecution Initiative, three (3) areas have identified stock theft as priorities in their areas, namely: Ermelo in Mpumalanga as well as Molopo and Odi offices in North West. Prosecutors will be working with all stakeholders and the community in these regions to address the crimes on stock theft.

Currently, one (1) of the cases in court relating to stock theft involves a charge of racketeering which has already been authorised by the National Director of Public Prosecutions. The case, which also involves a police official, is in Ermelo Regional court and includes charges of:

i) Contravention of section 2(1)(f): Managing an Enterprise - Accused 1, 2 and 4;

ii) Contravention of section 2(1)(e): Conducting or Participating in an Enterprise Through a Pattern of Racketeering Activities (Accused 1-7);

iii) Theft read with the provisions of the stock Theft Act, Act 57 of 1959 - All accused;

iv) Defeating the Ends of Justice - Accused 6;

v) Housebreaking with the intent to rob - Accused 3, 4 and 5;

vi) Robbery with Aggravating Circumstances - Accused 3, 4 and 5; and

vii) Kidnapping - Accused 3, 4 and 5

09 July 2021 - NW1715

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Selfe, Mr J to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)Whether her department owns a property situated at 15 Tennant Road, Kenilworth, Cape Town; if so, (a) on what date did her department acquire the property, (b) what does the property consist of and (c) what is it currently used for; (2) whether the specified property has been maintained; if not, why not; if so, what maintenance has been done on the property since its acquisition; (3) whether the property is guarded and/or secured; if not, why not; if so, in what way is it guarded and/or secured; (4) whether her department intends to dispose of the property; if not, (a) why not and (b) what are the department’s future plans for the property; if so, on what date?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. I have been informed by the Department that the property is registered in the name of the Republic of South Africa. The National Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) is the custodian.

2. The property was acquired in 1987 by the Republic of Ciskei and was occupied by Government Officials. With the abolition of the TBVC states (Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda, and Ciskei) and the establishment of provinces of the democratic South Africa, the property was transferred to the Republic of South Africa in 1998.

3. The property consists of a double storey dwelling with 3 bedrooms, two-car car port, a swimming pool and a garden.

(c) The property is currently reserved to be used for residential purposes by the Department of Defence.

(2) The house was handed over to the Department of Defence in January 2019. The Department of Defence has indicated that they will be renovating the property.

(3) The property is guarded by officials from the Department of Defence.

(4) The Department does not intend to dispose of the property.

(a) The property will remain State-owned to cater for the needs of the Government Departments.

(b) The property has already been allocated to the Department of Defence to be utilized for Government purposes.