Questions and Replies

03 December 2018 - NW3400

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

With reference to the findings of the Section 106 Investigation into allegations of fraud, corruption, maladministration, financial misconduct and malpractice at the Sol Plaatje Local Municipality, (a) by what date will his department settle its debt amounting to R591 375 032 million with the specified municipality for the 2017-18 municipal financial year, (b) what are the reasons for the non-payment of his department’s services account and (c) will any disciplinary action be instituted against any officials responsible for the non-payment of the account?

Reply:

(a) Through the engagement with the Sol Plaatje municipality, it was indicated that the National Department of Public Works (NDPW) only owed R69,455,161.45 of the total owed to the municipality. The NDPW, through a discount of 10% by the municipality, managed to settle its outstanding debt which came to R62,509,645.33 and the amount was paid on 29 October 2018.

(b) The Department was in the process of verifying the debt it owed to the Municipality.

(c) At this stage it has not been found that non-payment is as a result of a deliberate act or omission on the part of any official department.

 

03 December 2018 - NW2994

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

What (a) is the total amount that the SA Broadcasting Corporation has spent on broadcasting events of national importance and (b) are the details of all (i) events and (ii) cost of each event (aa) for the past four financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

The response is attached as annexure A.

 

_____________________________

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

 

03 December 2018 - NW2993

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether reports that a certain person (names and details furnished) allegedly falsified his thesis have been investigated by her department; if not, why not; if so, what were the findings of the investigation?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

The SABC has not conducted an investigation into the allegations. We are aware that the person in question has indeed instituted an investigation and thus did not see the need to do the same. We await the outcome of the investigation.

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Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW2784

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

(a) Why has his department not furnished the National Treasury with the required paperwork to approve the appointment of a certain law firm (name furnished) to conduct the forensic investigation into allegations of corruption and maladministration in his department, (b) who is responsible for providing such paperwork to the National Treasury and (c) by what date will the specified paperwork be sent to the National Treasury?

Reply:

(a) The Honorable member is advised to note that the process for the appointment of Werksman was handled by the former employee, who was the then Acting Director-General, Mr Sifiso Mkhize alone. The Legal Services advised against the manner in which Werksman was appointed and for that reason could not participate in the appointment process. Since there is no handover report of Mr Mkhize on this matter, it will be difficult for the current Acting Director-General to provide the required responses.

(b) As indicated above, Mr Mkhize as the then Acting Director-General was expected to request the approval of any deviation from or report the financial irregularity to the National Treasury.

(c) Falls away.

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03 December 2018 - NW3090

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

With regard to the deal between Cricket South Africa and the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) which will give the SABC rights to broadcast live this year's T20 Cricket League matches, (a) how will the SABC broadcast games of the allegedly defunct T20 Global League, (b) does the SABC have the necessary equipment to broadcast the games and (c) what was the total cost of the deal?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows: 

a) The SABC will be broadcasting the T20, 32 matches on SABC 3 between 16 November 2018 and 16 December 2018 with day games starting at 13:00 and evening games starting at 19:00. The T20 is a limited over series thus SABC will provide its mandated content. SABC and Cricket South Africa will be issuing the broadcast and game schedule during the week of 5 November 2018.

b) The SABC is not responsible for the technical aspects of the T20, but will make its services available at a cost to any entity who chooses to hire SABC equipment. It must be noted that the SABC broadcasts in-bound cricket and football matches which share similar technical requirements.

c) The SABC had no cash outlay for the season. The SABC will provide Cricket South Africa with promotional support for the T20 using its reach, platforms and available inventory.

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW2927

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

How many kilometres of water and sanitation piping were laid (a) in 2017 and (b) since 1 January 2018, in each province?

Reply:

(a) Kilometers of water and sanitation piping laid in 2017. The table below illustrates the kilometers of water and sanitation per province.

Table 1:

NO

Province

No. Kilometres (KM)

1

Gauteng

65, 56

2

Eastern Cape

216,939

3

Limpopo

247,9

4

Mpumalanga

60

5

Northern Cape

7.8

6

Kwa Zulu Natal

638

7

North West

46

8

Free State

43.1

9

Western Cape

18,2

(b) Kilometers of water and sanitation piping laid since 1 January 2018, in each province? The table below illustrates the kilometres of water and sanitation per province.

Table 2:

NO

Province

No. Kilometres (KM)

1

Gauteng

19

2

Eastern Cape

31,828

3

Limpopo

72,29

4

Mpumalanga

6

5

Northern Cape

2.5

6

Kwa Zulu Natal

260

7

North West

0

8

Free State

20,29

9

Western Cape

0

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03 December 2018 - NW3208

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Communications

(1) What steps has the Government taken since 2014 to lower the cost of communication; (2) have any regulations been implemented; if not, why not; if so, (a) what has been done, (b) on what date was it implemented, (c) what entity implemented the steps and/or regulations and (d) what effect has the implementation of the steps or regulations had on the public?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

1. The Authority introduced amendments to the End User Subscriber Charter Regulations during 2018 in order to address the concerns regarding unfair data expiry and Out of Bundle business rules.

2. No, (a, b, c and d) the implementation of the Regulations were taken for review (launched in April 2018) by some of the operators. This was settled on13 November 2018, to the extent that the Regulations will come into force with effect from 28 February 2019.

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

 

03 December 2018 - NW2916

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Hlonyana, Mrs NKF to ask the Minister of Health

What is the total number of (a) premature babies who died at Dr Mukhari Academic Hospital in Pretoria, Gauteng, in each year since 1 January 2015 and (b) nurses in each shift who take care of premature babies at the hospital?

Reply:

(a) The rate of premature babies who died at Dr Mukhari Academic Hospital in Pretoria, Gauteng in each year Since 01 January 2015 to 2018.

Year

Rate

2015

6.5%

2016

7.0%

2017

5.9%

2018

6.8%

(b) Nurses in each shift who take care of premature babies at the hospital

 

Professional Nurses

Enrolled Nurses

Enrolled Nursing Assistants

Day Shift

12

8

4

Night Shift

11

5

2

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03 December 2018 - NW3307

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)(a) On what date was the information technology (IT) infrastructure of (i) her department and (ii) entities reporting to her last upgraded or updated, (b) what is the name of the company contracted to do the upgrades, (c) what was the monetary value of the contract and (d) what is the name of each IT system that was upgraded; (2) (a) what is the name of the company that is currently responsible for the maintenance of the IT systems of (i) her department and (ii) entities reporting to her and (b) what is the value of the contract?

Reply:

Annual Reports of the (i) Department of Public Service and Administration and (ii) its entities tabled in Parliament recently include their Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure.

03 December 2018 - NW3223

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Lotriet, Dr A to ask the Minister of Health

(1)What was the (a) infant mortality rate, (b) child mortality rate and (c) maternal mortality rate at the (i) Edenvale Hospital, (ii) Tembisa Hospital, (iii) O R Tambo Memorial Hospital, (iv) Katlehong Hospital and (v) Germiston Hospital in the (aa) 2015-16, (bb) 2016-17 and (cc) 2017-18 financial years; (2) what was the national average and international benchmark for each specified mortality rate in each specified financial year?

Reply:

The following tables reflect the details in this regard

 

Infant Mortality Rate

 

Hospital

Financial Year

   

2015-16

2016/17

2017/18

 

(i) Edenval Hospital

7.4

10.3

9.8

 

(ii) Tembisa Hospital

7.1

8.4

9.5

 

(iii) Tambo Memorial Hospital

3.4

3.3

3.6

 

(iv) (Katlehong) Hospital not existing, substituted with

Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital

18.4

21.2

20.5

 

(v) Germiston) Hospital not existing, substituted with

Bertha Gxowa Hospital

9.1

12.9

9.4

Source: DHIS extracted 09 November 2018

 

Child Mortality Rate

 

Hospital

Financial Year

   

2015-16

2016/17

2017/18

 

(i) Edenval Hospital

5.1

8.9

8.9

 

(ii) Tembisa Hospital

5.2

6.5

7.7

 

(iii) Tambo Memorial Hospital

2.0

2.0

4.1

 

(iv) (Katlehong) Hospital not existing, substituted with

Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital

12.0

12.4

14.5

 

(v) Germiston) Hospital not existing, substituted with

Bertha Gxowa Hospital

6.4

9.0

5.7

Source: DHIS extracted 09 November 2018

 

Maternal Mortality Rate

 

Hospital

Financial Year

   

2015-16

2016/17

2017/18

 

(i) Edenval Hospital

24.9

152.6

95.1

 

(ii) Tembisa Hospital

173.4

185.2

127.1

 

(iii) Tambo Memorial Hospital

82.2

185.2

128.1

 

(iv) (Katlehong) Hospital not existing, substituted with

Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital

269.5

181.1

238.7

 

(v) Germiston) Hospital not existing, substituted with

Bertha Gxowa Hospital

82.5

90.5

32.9

Source: DHIS extracted 09 November 2018. Reported in form of ratio as it is reported in the DHIS

 

National average for each specified mortality rate in each specified financial year

Financial Year

   

2015-16

2016/17

2017/18

 

Infant Mortality

6.7

6.3

7.0

 

Child Mortality

4.8

4.4

4.7

 

Maternal Mortality

115.6

111.5

106.4

Source: DHIS extracted 09 November 2018

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03 December 2018 - NW3471

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

(1)(a) On what date was the information technology (IT) infrastructure of (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him last upgraded or updated, (b) what is the name of the company contracted to do the upgrades, (c) what was the monetary value of the contract and (d) what is the name of each IT system that was upgraded; (2) (a) what is the name of the company that is currently responsible for the maintenance of the IT systems of (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him and (b) what is the value of the contract?

Reply:

The Table below reflects the details in this regard

NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

1(a)On what date was the information technology (IT) infrastructure of (i) his department.

(b) what is the name of the company contracted to do the upgrade

(c) what was the monetary value of the contract

(d) what is the name of each IT system that was upgraded

2(a) What is the name of the company that is currently responsible for the maintenance of the IT system of(i) his department

(b) what is the value of the contract

 

01 April 2018

State Information Technology Agency (SITA)

R 990 738,56 per annum

Transversal Systems Hosting, Printing and Disaster Recovery

State Information Technology Agency (SITA)

R 990 738,56 per annum

 

01 April 2018

State Information Technology Agency (SITA)

R 180 000. 00 per annum

CAP Link to transversal Systems

State Information Technology Agency (SITA)

R 180 000. 00 per annum

 

22 December 2016

Microsoft

R 35, 000, 000.00 per annum

Microsoft Software License for Office Productivity, electronic mail and Network Directory Authentication Services.

National Department of Health ICT

R 35, 000, 000.00 per annum

 

15 May 2018

Micro Focus

R 827, 999.48 per annum

  1. Sentinel - Information and Communication Technology Security log management.
  1. Retain - E-mail Archiving.

Micro Focus

R 827, 999.48 per annum

 

05 May 2018

RD Group

R 80, 000.00 per annum

Spam Titan e-mail filter

RD Group

R 80, 000.00 per annum

 

January 2017

Dimension Data

R 560, 164.72

VxRail Server

Dimension Data

R 560, 164.72

 

11 September 2014

Vodacom

R 1 584, 000.00 per annum

Internet Facility

Vodacom

R 1 584, 000.00 per annum

 

31 August 2010

Telkom

R 900, 000.00 per annum

Internet Facility

Telkom

R 900, 000.00 per annum

 

31 August 2010

Telkom

R 2 6000, 000.00 per annum

Wide Area Network

Telkom

R 2 6000, 000.00 per annum

 

31 March 2018

Ubuntu

R 760 987,03

VxRail Server

National Department of Health ICT

R 760 987,03

 

25 October 2018

Ubuntu

R 975, 164.72

VxRail Server

National Department of Health ICT

R 975, 164.72

 

01 October 2018

Altech

R 10, 154.15 per annum

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Cyber Security Wild Card Certificate

Altech

R 10, 154.15 per annum

 

November 2018

Gijima

R 298, 264.00

Professional Services for Windows 10 Deployments to 500 Desktop Computers.

Gijima

R 298, 264.00

ENTITIES

Entity

1(a)(ii)On what date was the information technology (IT) infrastructure of (ii) entities reporting to him last upgraded or updates

(b) what is the name of the company contracted to do the upgrade

(c) what was the monetary value of the contract

(d) what is the name of each IT system that was upgraded

2(a) What is the name of the company that is currently responsible for the maintenance of the IT system of (ii) entities reporting to him

(b) what is the value of the contract

SOUTH AFRICAN MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

July 2017

Steltix South Africa

R 815 670

JDE – Finance System from version E900 to E920

Steltix South Africa – For support of the JDE system for a period of 60 Months

R 581 400

 

April 2018

Data World

R 1 854 096

  1. Software redevelopment of the Pan African Trials Registry (PACTR)
  1. Software redevelopment of the Food Finder application.

N/A

N/A

 

April 2018

Dimension Data

R 6 102 340

  1. Supply and installation of high-performance storage for the National Genome project.
  1. Upgrade of the storage and servers in PTA SAMRC officers.

Dimension Data – Managed services SLA for new equipment supplied for a period of 3 years.

R 315 172

 

August 2018

N/A

N/A

N/A

Secure Sphere Consulting – WAN monitoring and maintenance for a period of three years.

R 5 220 988

NATIONAL HEALTH LABORATORY SERVICES

June 2018

(IBM Netezza Data Warehouse Appliance)

BITanium

R 7 415 686,48

IBM Netezza Data Warehouse Appliance

BITanium

R1 134 299,52

 

July 2018

(Open Text ECM Content Server Software application)

Datacentrix

R 6 318 030.00

Open Text ECM Content Server Software Application

Datacentrix

R 8 436 006,30

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

Oracle ERP System

Appsolve

R 20 112 505,50

 

November 2018

(TrakCare Lab System)

Health Systems Technologies

R 6 776 638,54

TrakCare Lab System

Health Systems Technologies

R 206 000 000,00

 

February 2017

(HPE Blade Servers, Laptops and Desktops)

Blue Future

R 83 902 000,63

HPE Blade Servers

HPE

R 2 949 968,87

 

March 2018

(Microsoft Technologies)

EOH

R 3 395 120,00

Microsoft Technologies

EOH

R 2 315 000,00

 

April 2018

(Citrix Software)

EOH

R 2 908 295,87

Citrix Software

EOH

R 721 426,22

 

October 2017

(F5 Load Balancers)

EOH

R 5 943 985,74

F5 Load Balancers

EOH

R 3 012 318,73

 

November 2017

(Local Area Network Upgrade)

DV8

R 41 476 825,70

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

June 2018

(IBM Netezza Data Warehouse Appliance)

BITanium

R 7 415 686,48

IBM Netezza Data Warehouse Appliance

BITanium

R1 134 299,52

COUNCIL FOR MEDICAL SCHEMES

2016

Lesedi Corporate Technology

R2,057,242

Virtualised the Server Environment

In house maintenance.

Not applicable. In house maintenance.

OFFICE OF HEALTH STANDARDS COMPLIANCE

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

SOUTH AFRICAN HEALTH PRODUCTS REGULATORY AUTHORITY

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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03 December 2018 - NW2963

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Mulaudzi, Mr TE to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

With reference to his reply to question 2470 on 8 October 2018, (a) who are the contractors constructing each dam, (b) what is the value of each specified contract and (c) on what date was each contract signed?

Reply:

Refer to the table below for the list of constructors constructing dams in all provinces:

ITEM

DAM INFORMATION

Name of Dam

Clanwilliam Dam

Hazelmere Dam

Tzaneen Dam

GPS Location

32°11'5.1"S 18°52'28.5"E

29°35'55"S 32°2'36"E

23°47'57"S 30°09'58"E

Province

Western Cape

KwaZulu Natal

Limpopo

River/ Watercourse

Olifants

Mdloti

Letaba

Size/ Capacity (Million Cubic Meters)

125Mm³ (existing)

344Mm³ (raised)

23.9 Mm³ (existing)

43.6Mm³ (raised)

158Mm³ (existing)

193 Mm³ (raised)

Purpose

Irrigation & Domestic

Use

Irrigation & Domestic Use

Domestic

Commercial

Estimated Construction Cost

R 2.2 Billion (Raising of existing Dam Only)

R 600 Million (total project costs, including professional fees, implementing Agent fees, Project Management office on site)

R367.4 Million (Estimate cost including VAT)

R322 Million (Estimate cost excluding VAT)

Contractors constructing each dam

DWS Construction Unit

Group Five

DWS Construction Unit to be appointed

The value of each specified contract

R 3 726 735 402 (inclusive of all project components excluding escalation and VAT

R498 157 000.00 dam only at tender stage

R367.4 Million (Estimate cost including VAT, Contingencies & Contract Price Adjustment)

R322 Million (Engineer’s Estimate in August 2018 excluding the above costs.

Date on which each contract was signed

10 October 2018 (Temporary access granted to DWS Construction)

01 June 2015

Not yet signed (Currently in Evaluation prior to Award)

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03 December 2018 - NW3092

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) What number of meetings has the board of the SA Broadcasting Commission had since 1 January 2018, (b) on what date did each meeting take place, (c) who was in attendance at each meeting, (d) what was on the agenda of each meeting and (e) what resolutions were taken at each meeting; (2) (2) whether she was present at any of the meetings; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3456E

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

(1) SCHEDULE OF BOARD MEETINGS FOR THE FIRST 2018/19 QUARTER

No.

Date

Members Present

Apologies

Agenda/Decisions

 

5 April 2018

All present

None

Court Order, Media Frenzy of Platform Personality Changes, Funding Request.

 

26 April 2018

All Present

None

  • Approval of 4th Quarter Reports
  • Approval of Terms of Reference and Board Charter; Delegation of Authority Framework
  • Approval of Wage negotiations Mandate
  • Approval of Business Cases
  • Recruitment of GCEO and CFO
 

30 May 2018

All except for Mr D K Mohuba

Mr D K Mohuba

Approval to submit the AFS to the AG for auditing purposes

 

19 June 2018

All except Mr K T Kweyama

Ms K Kweyama

Meeting with the Minister

SCHEDULE OF BOARD MEETINGS FOR THE SECOND 2018/19 QUARTER

No.

Date

Members Present

Apologies

Agenda/Decisions

 

30 May 2018

Mr B Makhathini

Ms K Kweyama

Mr M Tsedu

Mr K Naidoo

Mr J Phalane

Mr J Matisonn

Mr M Markovitz

Mr V Rambau

Ms N Philiso

Ms T Dlamini

Mr C Maroleni

Mr D Mohuba

  • Special meeting to approve Submission of the Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2018 and the 2017/18 Predetermined
  • Submission of the 2017/18 Annual Report to the AGSA for Audit Purposes
  • Request to Condone Irregular Expenditure
  • Impairment of Assets Policy
  • Executive Directors Performance Contracts
  • Legal & SIU Costs
  • Feedback from the Minister on Memorandum of Incorporation

2

19 June 2018

Minister’s Bilateral meeting Board

Hon Minister

Mr B Makhathini

Mr M Tsedu

Mr K Naidoo

Mr J Phalane

Mr J Matisonn

Mr D Mohuba

Mr M Markovitz

Mr V Rambau

Ms N Philiso

Ms T Dlamini

Mr C Maroleni

Ms Kweyama

  • SABC’s contribution on Outcome 14
  • Quarter 4 performance
  • Union Issues
  • SABC Review and Turnaround
  • SABC DTT Strategy including the Content Acquisition Plan
  • Deepening democracy and citizens participation

3.

30 July 2018

Mr B Makhathini

Ms K Kweyama

Mr M Tsedu

Mr K Naidoo

Mr J Phalane

Mr J Matisonn

Mr M Markovitz

Mr D Mohuba

Mr V Rambau

Mr M Mxakwe

Ms Y van Biljon

Mr C Maroleni

None

  • Approval of AFS & Auditors’ Report 2017/18
  • Approval of 1st Quarter Reports
  • Approval of Wage negotiations Mandate
  • Approval of SABC’s Strategy Road Map
  • Approval of AGM Resolutions
  • Progress Report on Implementation of Ad Hoc Committee Report
  • State of SABC Finances

4.

6 August 2018

Meeting with Ministers of DOC, Sport, and PSL

Hon Min Mokonyane

Hon H Maxegwana

Hon Min Xasa Sport

Mr B Makhathini

Mr K Naidoo

Mr J Phalane

Mr J Matisonn

Mr M Markovitz

Mr V Rambau

Mr M Mxakwe

Ms Y van Biljon

Mr C Maroleni

Mr M Tsedu

Ms Kweyama

Mr K Naidoo

  • PSL & Sports Rights
 

17 August 2018

Mr B Makhathini

Mr M Tsedu

Mr K Naidoo

Mr J Phalane

Mr J Matisonn

Mr M Markovitz

Mr V Rambau

Mr M Mxakwe

Ms Y van Biljon

Mr C Maroleni

Mr D K Mohuba

Ms K Kweyama

To approve 2017/18 AFS and Auditors Report for submission to the AGM for adoption

 

AGM

27 August 2018

Hon Min Mokonyane

Mr B Makhathini

Ms K Kweyama

Mr J Phalane

Mr D Mohuba

Mr J Matisonn

Mr M Tsedu

Mr V Rambau

Mr M Mxakwe

Ms Y van Biljon

Mr C Maroleni

Mr K Naidoo

Mr M Markovitz

To adopt the 2017/18 AFS and Auditors Report for submission to the AGM for adoption

2 The Minister was present at 3 meetings (refer above table for details).

 

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW3255

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What (a) amount did (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him borrow from any entity in the People’s Republic of China (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, (b) is the name of the lender of each loan, (c) conditions are attached to each loan and (d) are the repayment periods for each loan in each case?

Reply:

Neither the Department nor Entities reporting to the Minister of Water and Sanitation borrowed any monies from the People’s Republic of China.

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03 December 2018 - NW3091

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

(1) Who were the key individuals involved in crafting the turnaround strategy of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC); (2) were all board members of the SABC consulted on the turnaround strategy; if so, (3) whether it was a unanimous decision that the turnaround

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows

  1. The Executive crafted the turnaround strategy.
  2. All Board members were present at the meeting of 30 July 2018 where it was tabled; and
  3. Unanimously approved it for implementation.

 

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW3198

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

What (a) number of public comments did her department receive relating to the draft Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill, (b) is the breakdown of (i) objections and (ii) support in respect of the specified draft Bill and (c) is the current progress of reviewing the public comments thereon?

Reply:

a) The Department received more than 6 000 reactions to the call for comments. The vast majority were emails, but there were also a number of faxed and couriered documents. Many of the reactions do not contain substantive comments, but are merely requests for extension of the deadline or for information of some kind, and indications of opposition to the Bill. There were unfortunately also quite a number of repetitions – emails sent twice (and even up to five times), whether by accident or on purpose, and whether identical or with changes. The Department also received many petitions signed by interested parties. To date, 122 petitions containing 188 648 names and/or signatures have been registered. Owing to the practical difficulties alluded to above, the Department will be able to give details of how many comments were received only after all the comments have been evaluated.

b) The Minister appointed a task team consisting of officials from the Department and from three of the provincial education departments to evaluate the comments. The task team still needs to consider approximately 1 800 comments and can therefore not at this stage give an accurate breakdown of how many commentators are against or in support of the Bill. However, the majority of the commentators are opposed to the provisions in the Bill that, as they put it, restrict the powers of school governing bodies (SGBs). It should be mentioned that there were a few comments in favour of the restriction of the powers of SGBs. These commentators feel that SGBs do not have the necessary knowledge, or are corrupt, or use their powers to keep certain groups of children out of their schools. There has also been strong opposition to the provisions relating to home education. Centralised procurement, the declaration of educators' personal finances and those of their spouses, the provisions relating to alcoholic liquor, and the provisions relating to leases and loans are a few of the other matters that have drawn criticism.

c) To date, the task team has had 11 meetings, stretching over 23 days, at which approximately 3 000 reactions have been considered. These include the comments of 32* of the main organisations directly involved in education. This does not represent a complete list of education stakeholder organisations because, as the sorting of the reactions continues, the comments of more organisations are coming to light. Task team members have also spent countless hours outside of meetings, working on the Bill. During the course of the work described above, changes have been made to the Bill in line with decisions that the task team took at its meetings. Currently, the fourth draft of the Bill is the version on which the task team is working.

*

  1. Centre for Child Law
  2. Equal Education & EE Law Centre
  3. Section27
  4. Legal Resources Centre
  5. AfriForum
  6. FEDSAS
  7. Governors’ Alliance
  8. NAISA
  9. Solidarity
  10. Solidarity Helping Hand’s Schools Support Centre
  11. KZNED
  12. SADTU
  13. SAOU
  14. WCED
  15. Centre for Constitutional Rights
  16. FOR SA
  17. The Governing Body Foundation
  18. ISASA
  19. FEDUSA
  20. Progressive Principals’ Association
  21. Grahamstown Residents Association
  22. Concerned Teachers’ Group
  23. ADvTECH Group
  24. OGOD
  25. WCED
  26. GED
  27. Corruption Watch
  28. IEB
  29. DeafSA
  30. PACSEN
  31. NASGB
  32. (The Pestalozzi Trust submitted two comments, which the task team decided not to discuss at that time, because one of the task team members was given the responsibility of reevaluating the whole matter of home education for an in-depth discussion at a later stage.)

03 December 2018 - NW2997

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Communications

(1) With regard to each appointment of new (a) radio and (b) television anchors at the SA Broadcasting Corporation since 1 January 2018, (i) was each specified post advertised, (ii) did other candidates apply, (iii) who were the other candidates shortlisted and/or interviewed and (iv) who was on the selection panel;

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows: 

1. (i and ii) The SABC appoints radio and television anchors on an independent contractor basis. Candidates are selected based on the skills required for each position. The Television channels, in certain instances, conduct auditions to select presenters. Formal recruitment processes are not followed in the appointment of independent contractors.

2. (a&b)Each anchor’s salary is different based on the skills and experience possessed by the anchor and the nature of the job between the individual and management.

 

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW3409

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

Whether his department leases any properties from private lessors; if so, (a) what are the details of the highest value leases and (b) who are the lessors?

Reply:

Yes, the Department does lease from private lessors.

(a) and (b)

BUILDING

TOWN

USER DEPARTMENT

LEASE RENTAL AMOUNT (Annual) 2018 /19

LANDLORD NAME

SALU BUILDING

PRETORIA

JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELPMENT

82 148 379,98

REBOSIS PROPERTY FUND LIMITED

THIBAULT NAVARRE COMPLEX

PRETORIA

SA POLICE SERVICES

80 930 320,99

SKG AFRICA (PTY) LTD

FORUM BUILDING

PRETORIA

TRANSPORT

78 725 185,56

DELTA PROPERTIES

TULBAGH PARK BUILDING

PRETORIA

SA POLICE SERVICES

50 483 127,84

TACORA INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD

LIBERTY LIFE BUILDING

PRETORIA

DEFENCE

38 937 457,94

REBOSIS PROPERTY FUND LIMITED

03 December 2018 - NW2846

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Kohler-Barnard, Ms D to ask the Minister of Public Works

(a) What number of buildings in each province does his department rent from a certain person (name furnished), (b) what are the names of the departments for which the buildings are rented in each province, (c) what is the rental cost of each specified building for each specified department in each province and (d) what number of buildings in each province has his department bought through or from the specified person?

Reply:

The Department of Public Works, in line with Government prescripts procures leases from individuals or companies in accordance with their registered trading name or company registration.

According to the Departmental records/ data sources, the Department does not have a supplier which is registered as Roux Shabangu, therefore the Department does not lease any property from a supplier, as registered in the supplier database, called Roux Shabangu. Perhaps the Honourable Member is aware of the trading name, we can then check in our databases in order to provide the information that is required.

03 December 2018 - NW2833

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

Whether his department (a) issued any new water rights and/or (b) transferred any water rights in the Vhembe District in Limpopo in the past three financial years; if so, (i) what are the relevant details of each affected farm, including its GPS location, (ii) who were the beneficiaries, (iii) from whom were the water rights transferred, (iv) for what purposes were (aa) new water rights issued and (bb) existing water rights transferred and (v) what are the relevant details of any other relevant information?

Reply:

(a) Yes, the Department has issued new water use entitlement.

(b) Yes, the Department has transferred water rights in the Vhembe District in Limpopo in the past three financial years.

(b)(i) See Table 1 and 2 attached.

(b)(ii) Baobab Mining and Exploration: Makhado Colliery Project.

(b)(iii) See Table 2 attached.

(b)(iv)(aa) See Table 1, column titled sector.

(b)(iv)(bb) The existing water rights were transferred for Coal Mining.

(b)(v) See Table 1 and 2 attached.

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Table 1: List of authorizations granted during financial years 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 to date

NO.

APPLICANT

FILE/ REGISTER/ LICENSE NUMBER

SECTOR

PURPOSE

PROPERTY DETAILS

EQUITY STATUS

APPLICA-TION DATE

FINALISA-TION DATE

QUATER-NARY

1

African Caribean Aloe Product (PTY)LTD

27/2/1/A72B/427MS

Agriculture

Irrigation

Remainder of Wintersveld

BBBEE

12 September 2013

18 December 2015

A72B

2

Baobab Mining and Exploration: Makhado Colliery Project

16/2/7/A480/1/4

Mining

Coal

Fripp 645 MS and others

BBBEE

10 December 2012

24 December 2015

A80F

3

Brother and sisters fresh vegetables Cop LTD

27/2/1/A91J

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tshivhilwi

B:BBBEE

09-May-17

02-Oct-17

A91G

4

Chatleka Communal Property Association

27/2/1/A71D/LS434/0

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dassieshoek 432 LS /3, Ontevreden 358LS/0, Ontevreden 358LS/0

HDI

21 September 2011

30 August 2015

A71D

5

COGHSTA

27/2/2/A171/9/4

LG &Devt

Construction of drainage channel

Doornkraal 680 LS

LG/Govt

27 September 2013

18 December 2015

A71A

6

Davhana F

27/2/1/A91C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Elim village

HDI

04 April 2014

21 October 2015

A91C

7

Dr. JJ Uys

27/2/1/A1171/5/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tovey 154 MS

HAI

20 July 2014

10 February 2016

A71K

8

Dream World Investments 170

27/2/2/A171

LG &Devt

river crossings

portion 51 of Doornkraal 680 LS

HAI

04 December 2014

17 July 2015

A71A

9

Dzevhe S.

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

10

Fletcher W A

27/2/1/A71B

Agriculture

Irrigation

Portion 1 of Songloed 857LS

HAI

13 May 2014

28 March 2015

A71B

11

Gemeli M.

21/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

12

Goba G.J

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

HalishibaDzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

16 June 2015

A80C

13

Godzwana I.S

27/2/1/A380/9/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

17 July 2015

A80C

14

House on the Mountain Farming Co-Operative Ltd

27/2/1/A691/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Hasani Dakari Village

HDI

06-Julu-15

18 December 2015

A91F

15

IkagengBalemibaMankweng

27/2/1/A71B

Agriculture

Irrigation

Mankweng

HDI

12 November 2014

18 December 2015

A71B

16

Jika Farm

27/2/A791/10/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Xigalo

B:BBBEE

19-May-17

15-Sep-17

A91F

17

Khaloshe NT

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

18

Khalushi MP

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

16 June 2015

A80C

19

Khangala ND

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

16 June 2015

A80C

20

Khangale KT

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

21

Khomola NC

27/2/1/A891/18/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tshaulu-Dopeni

HDI

03 May 2013

20 October 2015

A91H

22

Khuba TG

27/2/1/A591/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tsianda Village

HDI

23 June 2015

21 October 2015

A91E

23

Khunwana T.G

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

24

Khwashaba AI

27/2/1/B582/2/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Ngovhela-Maembeni

HDI

20/02/2015

04 October 2015

A91G

25

Kotihle Trust

27/2/1/A71A

Agriculture

Irrigation

Doornbuilt 624LS

HDI

30 July 2014

20 October 2015

A71A

26

Kwinda M

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

16 June 2015

A80C

27

Kwinda NJ

27/2/1/A380/35/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

17 July 2015

A80C

28

Limpopo Coal Company: Vele colliery Mine

16/2/7/A1171/c1/1

Mining

industry

Erfrust 123MS,Bergen op zoom 124 MS,onvervlakte 125 MS

BBBEE

24 September 2014

18 December 2015

A71L

29

Limpopo Coal Company: Vele Colliery: River Diversion

27/2/2/A171/1/4

Mining

Mining

Overvlakte 125 MS portions 3,4 & 5 AND Bergen Op Zoom 124 MS

W:BBBEE

19-Dec-16

16-Jan-18

A71L

30

Lishiba M.

27/2/1/A380/28/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

17 July 2015

A80C

31

LushuthaAgric Co-Operation

27/2/1/A292/10/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Vhurivhuri

HDI

12 June 2015

21 October 2015

A92B

32

Luvhani RP

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

33

M.J. Munyai

27/2/1/A791/27/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Khubvi Village

HDI

29 August 2011

17 July 2015

A91G

34

Mac Group of Companies/ Mactransco railway siding

16/2/7/A71K/B102/3

Industry

Industry

Portion 68 of Messina 4 MT

HAI

01 October 2011

12 January 2015

A71K

35

Magadani M.A

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

16 June 2015

A80C

36

Magwayini Agricultural

27/2/1/A691/37/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Shigalo-Ndlhazini village

HDI

05 June 2013

30 August 2015

A91F

37

Maitakhole RC

27/2/1/A591/27/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tsianda Village

HDI

23 June 2015

20 October 2015

A91E

38

Maluta ME

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

39

Mamabolo MC

27/2/1/A71B

Agriculture

Irrigation

Portion 218 of Kalkfontein 1001LS

HDI

24 February 2014

28 March 2015

A71B

40

Mamadi H.J

27/2/1/A380/39/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

17 July 2015

A80C

41

Mami group Pty ltd

27/2/2/A591/6/1

Development

Development

CHIBASE 312 MT

B:BBBEE

12 May 2017

13-Nov-17

A91E

42

MamphodoMushasha CPA

27/2/1/A91B

Agriculture

Irrigation

Melkhoutkopjes 314 LS

HDI

03 July 2014

02-Oct-17

A91B

43

Manenzhe M.

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

44

Maroroma Agricultural Primary Co-operative

27/2/1/A691/43/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Hasani Dakari Village

HDI

15 June 2015

19 November 2015

A91F

45

Masindi I.M

27/2/1/A891/1/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Lambani village

HDI

19 January 2015

04 October 2015

A91H

46

MatambaLungisani

27/2/1/A591/23/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzwerani village

HDI

21 February 2013

20 October 2015

A91E

47

Mathala I

27/2/1/A380/29/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

17 July 2015

A80C

48

Mathala RL

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

49

Mathivha TS

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tshitwi Village

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

50

Matidza TS

27/2/1/A380/36/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

17 July 2015

A80C

51

Matshavha M.D

27/1/1/A71H

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sinthumule 291 LS/1

HDI

13 May 2013

30 August 2015

A71H

52

Mavhetha N.P

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

16 June 2015

A80C

53

Mavhungu M

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 April 2015

A80C

54

Mavhungu R.S

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

16 June 2015

A80C

55

Messina Border Properties (PTY)LTD

27/2/1/A71A/LS634/0

Agriculture

Irrigation

Newgate 802MS/0

HDI

05 December 2012

20 October 2015

A80E

56

Mfana Farming

27/2/1/A72A

Agriculture

Irrigation

Overdyke CPA

HDI

12 November 2014

19 April 2015

A72A

57

Mokobi T.M

21/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

16 June 2015

A80C

58

Moletjie Farming

27/2/1/A671/3/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Ga-Maleka

HDI

19/06/2015

04 October 2015

A71F

59

Mopani District Munipality: Nandoni

27/2/2/A691/1

LG &Devt

Gov

Nandoni

LG/Govt

03 March 2014

16 August 2015

A91F

60

Motlokwa T.S

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

61

Mpfuni A.A

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

62

Mpfuni KJ

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tshitwi-Nzhelele village

HDI

09 November 2012

16 June 2015

A80C

63

Mphohoni I K

27/2/1/A80F

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

16 June 2015

A80C

64

Mposi MR

27/2/1/A691/49/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Ha-Mangilasi

HDI

10-Feb-17

13-Jun-17

A91F

65

Mudau N.E

27/2/1/A380/60/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

17 July 2015

A80C

66

Mudau NG

27/2/1/A591/26/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tsianda Village

HDI

23 June 2015

20 October 2015

A91E

67

Mudau SM

27/2/1/A580/3/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Mamvuka Village

HDI

26 September 2014

18 December 2015

A80E

68

Mudzunga Aquaculture Agricultural primary cooperative LTD

27/2/1/A91G

Agriculture

Irrigation

Makwarela

HDI

13 March 2014

17 March 2016

A91G

69

Mulaudzi M.N

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Maranikwe village

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

70

Mungomeni A.E

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Maranikwe village

HDI

09 November 2012

16 June 2015

A80C

71

Munyai MM

27/2/1/A380/37/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

17 July 2015

A80C

72

Munyai MW

27/2/1/A591/1/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Ha-Mutsa village

HDI

13 March 2014

10 February 2016

A91E

73

Musandiwa AP

27/2/1/A180/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Khalavha village

HDI

09 May 2014

13 March 2016

A80A

74

Musekwa M.N

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

75

Muvhango R.P.

27/2/1/A192/20/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Mbahela Abstraction

HDI

13 March 2015

20 October 2015

A92A

76

Muvhulawa MW

27/2/1/A871/7/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Remaining extent of the Farm Spruithoek 249 LS

HDI

12 June 2015

18 December 2015

A71H

77

Ndizwenezwo Business Enterprise

27/2/1/A91F

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tshitomboni village

HDI

15 June 2015

17 March 2016

A91F

78

Ndwamato MA

27/2/1/A91F

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dovheni village

HDI

23 September 2013

17 July 2015

A91F

79

Nedambane TA

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 April 2015

A80C

80

Nefale K.J.

27/2/1/A180/9/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dopeni Village(Ndzhelele)

HDI

15 June 2015

17 March 2016

A80A

81

Nefolovhodwe AS

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

82

Nekuvule M.S

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

83

Neluheni MO

27/2/1/A591/31/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Manamani village

HDI

24/03/2015

24 December 2015

A91E

84

Nemaangani P.A

27/2/1/A80B

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80B

85

Nemadandila TS

27/2/1/A891/19/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tshifudi-Dimani village

HDI

09 June 2015

20 October 2015

A91H

86

Nemangwele KJ

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

87

Nemangwele T.L

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

88

Nengovhela T.S.

27/2/1/A580/7/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Portion3 of the farm Nooitgedacht 72/MS

HDI

12 June 2015

17 March 2016

A80E

89

Nenzhelele M.A

27/2/1/A380/18/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

17 July 2015

A80C

90

Nesane MS

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

91

Nesani T.W

27/2/1/A380/58/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

17 July 2015

A80C

92

Netshifhefhe ND

27/2/1/A691/40/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Gunyula

HDI

21 October 2013

19 November 2015

A91F

93

Netshitanini NG

27/2/1/A591/33/1

Development

Brickyard

Site no.2429 Muledane

HDI

18-Jul-16

13-Jun-17

A91E

94

Nevondo T.G

27/2/1/A791/44/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Vondo Village

HDI

12 June 2015

18 December 2015

A91G

95

Ngwana ME

27/2/1/A380/10/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

17 July 2015

A80C

96

Nthangeni AC

27/2/1/A591/24/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Muledane

HDI

07 May 2015

20 October 2015

A91E

97

Nwabubha Agricultural Primary Co-Operative

27/2/1/A691/47/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Vuwani

HDI

15 June 2015

17 March 2016

A91F

98

Octane Dew 106 cc

27/2/A171/7/1

Industry

filling station

portion 42 of Rondebosch 287 LS

HAI

13 November 2014

18 December 2015

A71H

99

Palm Tree Agricultural Cooperative Limited

27/2/1/A161/49/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Portion 48, 49 & 50 of the farm Kalkfontein 1001LS

B:BBBEE

22-Feb-17

13-Jun-17

A71B

100

Panlemn Agricultural Cooperative LTD

27/2/1/A92B

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tshitavha

B:BBBEE

24-Feb-17

02-Oct-17

A91G

101

PEB Properties (PolokwaneEsternBouleved)

27/2/2/A171/6/4

LG &Devt

Construction of stormwater

Krugersberg 993 LS

BBBEE

31 July 2013

17 July 2015

A71A

102

PH Storm

27/2/1/A971/2/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Barron 622

HAI

25 September 2014

21 October 2015

A71J

103

Phalandwa T.E

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

104

PMC(PolokwaneMeturlargical Complex)Anglo Platinum

16/2/7/A700/C01/3

Industry

Industry

ReboileCommunuty Trust

BBBEE

01 November 2012

25 August 2015

A700

105

Radana TS

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

106

Raedani N.S

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

107

Ramaano AE

27/2/1/A691/38/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzwerani village

HDI

04 November 2013

17 July 2015

A91F

108

Ramannzi LM

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

109

Ramatamela N.P

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

110

Ramatshimbila H

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

111

Ramatshimbila SM

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 April 2015

A80C

112

Ramuthaga MT

27/2/1/A192/19/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Matangari-Tshiombo

HDI

04 November 2013

18 December 2015

A92A

113

Razwinani JN

27/2/1/A192/21/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Matangari

HDI

08 October 2014

20 October 2015

A92A

114

RembanderAgri Business Primary Copr LTD

27/2/1/A591/30/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Reubander 21 LT

HDI

14 July 2015

18 December 2018

A91E

115

Rothodzani Agricultural Co-operative Limited

27/2/1/A292/9/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Mangaya village

HDI

23 September 2014

17 July 2015

A92B

116

Sazm Trading & Projects (Pty) Ltd

27/2/1/A691/50/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Shigalo Village

B:BBBEE

09-Feb-17

13-Jun-17

A91F

117

Shovhas Valley cooperative

27/2/1/A391/1/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Mashau Village

HDI

17 April 2015

20 October 2015

A91C

118

Silicon smelters

27/2/2/A171/8/1

Industry

Smelter

Weltevreden 746 LS

BBBEE

22 July 2013

04 February 2017

A71A

119

Silicon smelters

27/2/2/A191/8/1

Industry

Smelting process

Weltevreden 746 LS

W:BBBEE

17 January 2017

08-Dec-17

A71A

120

Simba RZ

27/2/1/B891/20/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Buluni Village(Farmer 263MT)

HDI

10 June 2015

20 October 2015

A91H

121

Singo MF

27/2/1/A591/28/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tsianda Village

HDI

22 June 2015

18 December 2015

A91E

122

Splendid Sunset Investment

27/2/1/A600

Agriculture

Irrigation

Portion268 Farm Avon LS

HDI

19 June 2015

20 October 2015

A71H

123

Steady Rain Farming

27/2/1/A71F

Agriculture

Irrigation

Ga- Mokibelo

HDI

19/06/2015

20 October 2015

A71F

124

ThabaChueu Mining (Pty) LTD-Silicon Smelters

27/2/1/A71A/LS852/13

Mining

Mining

Fort Klipdam

HDI

18 December 2012

20 October 2015

A71A

125

Thulamela Municipality: Dzwerani Bridge

27/2/1/A591/1

LG &Devt

Construction of bridge

Dzwerani village

LG/Govt

10 July 2015

17 March 2016

A91E

126

Timeti NA

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 April 2015

A80C

127

Tseisi N.S

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Dzanani

HDI

09 November 2012

30 August 2015

A80C

128

Tshibalo NA

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

129

TshidawofaraAgr. Primary Cooperative

27/2/1/A791/43/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Mbilwi village

HDI

23/01/2015

04 October 2015

A91G

130

TshihulimathemaAgr. Primary cooperative

27/2/1/A691/1/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Mphego village

HDI

20/02/2015

17 March 2016

A91F

131

Tshirema T

27/2/1/A591/22/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Lwamondo

HDI

04 November 2013

20 October 2015

A91E

132

Tshirundu AJ

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

133

Tshirundu MJ

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

134

Tshirundu RA

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

135

Tshirundu S

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

136

Tshisikule NP

27/2/1/A691/42/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Tshififi village

HDI

13 March 2014

04 October 2015

A91F

137

Tshitangoni M

27/2/1/A380/13/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

17 July 2015

A80C

138

Tshotheli MD

27/2/1/A80C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

30 August 2015

A80C

139

Tsiligi P

27/2/1/A380/14/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Sane

HDI

03 December 2013

17 July 2015

A80C

140

Twin City Development

27/2/1/A91C/1

LG &Devt

Development

Elim Mall

BBBEE

09 November 2014

18 December 2015

A91C

141

VersamelBoerdery (Pty) Ltd

27/2/1/A71H/A/2980

Agriculture

Irrigation

Nebo

HDI

03 July 2014

28 March 2015

A71H

142

Vhembe District Municipality

27/1/2/A92B

LG &Devt

Development

Tshikundamalemavilage

LG/Govt

06/02/2015

20 October 2015

A92B

143

Vhugala River Queen Agricultural Hospitality

27/2/1/A871/4/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Farm Rondebosch 287 LS Portion 10

HDI

12 June 2015

04 October 2015

A71H

144

Vhumatshelo Crop Farming Co-operative Ltd

27/2/1/A91C

Agriculture

Irrigation

Elim village

HDI

28 July 2014

18 December 2015

A91C

145

Vica Investments and Trading Eighteen

27/2/1/A191/7/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Vreemdeling 236 MT Portion 4 HDI

HAI

20 July 2015

21 October 2015

A91C

146

Willy Maseka's Farming & Projects

27/2/1/A871/3/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Machaba village

HDI

12 December 2013

16 July 2015

A71D

147

Makuya Traditional Healers Organization

27/2/1/A91J

Agriculture

Irrigation

MakuyaMusanda Village

B:BBBEE

26 March 2012

06-Sep-18

A91J

148

Vhembe Municipality: Makhado waste water treatment

27/2/2/A871/1/9

Government

WWTW

PORTION 1 OF FARM RIETVLY 276 LS

Govemenrt

01 May 2013

06-Apr-18

A700

149

Rolivhuwa Farming and Multi-Purpose Co-operative Limited

 

Agriculture

Irrigation

Mphego village(vhembe district)

HDI

18-Jul-16

04-Apr-18

A91F

150

Mhangwane MM

27/2/2/A491/1/2

Agriculture

Irrigation

ELIM

HDI

30-Jun-17

04-Apr-18

A91C

151

Oor Die MuurBoerdery CC

27/2/1/A191/3/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Remainder of the farm Geluk no 240 MT portion 3 and portion 2 of the Farm KleinPlaats 241 MT

W:BBBEE

25-Jul-17

05-Jul-18

A91A

152

Mr NetshandamaDivhani

27/2/A791/55/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Vondwe Village

HDI

09-Oct-17

24-May-18

A91G

153

Mr Netshandama TG

27/2/1/A791/54/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Vondwe Village

HDI

09-Oct-17

05-Jul-18

A91G

154

Mphathele Farming and Projects

27/2/1/A292/7/1

Agriculture

Irrigation

Thengwes 255 MT Portion 0

HDI

06-Feb-18

02-Aug-18

A92B

Table 2: List of Properties that surrendered water in favour of to Baobab Mining and Exploration: Makhado Colliery Project

No

Customer Name

Farm name

1

MaswiriBoerdery (Pty) Ltd

Schuitdrift 179

 

 

Skullpoint 132

 

 

Lotsieus

 

 

Kranspoort

2

Jan Fourie Trust

Naus Ptn2

 

 

Naus Ptn3

 

 

Tshipise Ptn14

3

Johan Nell Trust

Tshipise Ptn31

 

 

Hardevlakte

4

Mount Stuart Boerdery

Mount Stuart

 

 

Mount Stuart Ptn 2

5

Xmas Boerdery Trust

Meteor

 

 

Xmas

6

Alicedale Estates (Pty) Ltd

Alicedale

 

 

Beckmans

 

 

TshipisePtn 1

 

 

TshipisePtn 2

 

 

TshipisePtn 3

 

 

TshipisePtn 4

 

 

TshipisePtn 5

7

Ronelle & Bennie Nicholson

TshipisePtn 6

 

 

TshipisePtn 7

 

 

TshipisePtn 8

8

A P Cronje

TshipisePtn 15

9

Kumbelo Trading 102 CC

Hope Ptn 1

10

Nzhelele Valley Estate (Pty) Ltd

Hope

11

Peter Knott Investment Trust

Doreen

 

 

KroomdraaiPtn 1

12

H B Knott

Howard

13

Maremani Nature Reserve (Pty) Ltd

Bosbokpoort

 

 

Solitude

 

 

Stoffel

14

Gordonia Estates Trust

Tshipise Ptn9

 

 

Tshipise Ptn13

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03 December 2018 - NW3133

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Lotriet, Dr A to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Whether, since he served in Cabinet, he (a)(i) was ever influenced by any person and/or (ii) influenced any of his department’s employees to take any official administrative action on behalf of any (aa) member, (bb) employee and/or (cc) close associate of the Gupta family and/or (b) attended any meeting where any of the specified persons were present; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(a) No.

(b) Not to my knowledge.

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03 December 2018 - NW3076

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) Of the 90 000 buildings reportedly under the custodianship of his department, what is the total number of buildings that are (a) used by his department, (b) leased to government departments and their associated entities, (c) leased to provinces or provincial departments or entities, (d) leased to municipalities or municipal entities, (e) leased to private entities, (f) leased to private individuals, (g) vacant and (h) illegally occupied; (2) with reference to the specified leased properties, what is the total number of lease agreements that have been signed or renewed subsequent to the enactment of the Government Immovable Asset Management Act, Act 19 of 2007? NW3440E

Reply:

(1) (a) Department of Public Works uses 9 517 buildings,

(b) 78 173 buildings are leased to Government departments and their associated entities,

(c) 13 properties are leased to provinces or provincial departments or entities,

(d) 107 properties are leased to municipalities or municipal entities,

(e) 122 buildings are leased to private entities and (f) private individuals,

(g) 400 buildings are vacant or the occupation status is still to be confirmed and

(h) 1 287 properties, including undeveloped land parcels, are illegally occupied.

(2) 1 100 leases commenced after the enactment of the Government Immovable Asset Management Act, 2007 (Act No. 19 of 2007). However, after conducting an analysis of the leased out property portfolio, the Department found that some lease documentation was either incorrect or incomplete. In this regard, the Department is in the process of reviewing all leased out contracts and signing a lease agreement for all properties under the custodianship of the Department.

03 December 2018 - NW2960

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) Which of the recommendations of the report of the Public Service Commission, titled Investigation into the Irregularity of the Appointment of DDGs at the Department of Water and Sanitation (i) were and (ii) were not implemented and (b) in each instance that the recommendation was not implemented, why was it not implemented?

Reply:

(a) (i) None

(ii) All

(b) The matter is still under consideration by Parliamentary committees.

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03 December 2018 - NW2322

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)(a) What number of labour disputes are currently being faced by (i) his department and (ii) the entities reporting to him, (b) what is the cause of each dispute, (c) what is the nature of each dispute and (d) on what date was each dispute (i) reported and (ii) resolved; (2) (a)(i) what number of employees have been dismissed by his department in the past five years and (ii) for what reason was each employee dismissed and (b)(i) what number of the specified employees were paid severance packages and (ii) what was the monetary value of each severance package?

Reply:

Refer to the tables below for the number of labour disputes and the number of employees dismissed by the Department and the entities reporting to me for the past five years.

  1. Refer to the table below for the number of labour disputes:

Department / Entity

(1)(a)(ii) What number of labour disputes are currently being faced

(1)(b) what is the cause of each dispute

(1)(c) what is the nature of each dispute

(1)(d)(i) on what date was each dispute reported

(1)(d)(ii) on what date was each dispute resolved

The Department

A total of 244

Employee dismissed for Fraud

Unfair dismissal

31 March 2015

18 March 2016

   

Employee dismissed for fraud

Unfair dismissal

25 February 2014

25 June 2015

   

The department did absorb the employee to Higher OSD position

Unfair labour practice: Promotion

09 February 2016

09 February 2018

   

Failure by the department to upgrade employees(56 x1)

Unfair labour practice: benefits

09 June 2017

10 January 2018

   

Employee dismissed for being involved in a serious accident with a state vehicle without permission

Unfair dismissal

3 April 2018

28 June 2018

   

Employee dismissed for sexual harassment

Unfair dismissal

11 April 2016

25 April 2016

   

Failure by the department to upgrade employees to salary level 10 & 12 ( 46X1)

Interpretation of the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council: Clause 18.1: Resolution no 1 of 2012

4 December 2017

30 May 2018

   

Unfair discrimination (41X1)

Equal pay for equal value ( One Senior Messenger upgraded to salary 4 in 2010 whereas the others upgraded in 2016

22 May 2018

18 September 2018

   

Unfair labour Practice: Benefits: Failure by the department to job evaluate the applicants (15X1)

Unfair labour Practice: Benefits: Failure by the department to job evaluate the applicants

4 June 2018

23 July 2018

   

Withdrawal of maximum engine category of 3000cc on official vehicle kilometers claims (2x1)

Unfair labour practice benefits

3 April 2018

28 June 2018

Amatola Water

Illegal strike by 28% of workforce

Over wages in respect of 2017/18 and 2018/19.

Illegal strike

Dispute declared via deadlock on wages effective 23 October 2017 and illegal strike from 2 August 2018

Not as yet resolved

Bloem Water

3 current disputes

Matter referred back from labour appeal court to be heard on the merits.

Alleged Unfair dismissal

29 June 2017

Pending

   

Resolved at arbitration; dismissal confirmed as fair. Matter taken on review.

Review Application

20 October 2016

Pending

   

Employee resigned and later claimed constructive dismissal.

Alleged constructive dismissal. Late submission: arbitration in favor of employer. Review application

March 2018

Pending

Lepelle Northern Water

Four (4) current disputes

The employee is undergoing a disciplinary enquiry for violating the disciplinary code, the case is at the CCMA: MM Masipa.

Misconduct

December 2015

Pending

   

The employee is undergoing a disciplinary enquiry for violating the disciplinary code: T Monnathebe.

Misconduct

April 2018

Pending

   

The employee is undergoing a disciplinary enquiry for violating the disciplinary code: K Kganane.

Misconduct

July 2018

Pending

   

The dispute is about non-renewal of fixed term contract: M Phokanoka.

Unfair labour practice

July 2018

Pending

Magalies Water

Seven (7) labour disputes

Salary disparity.

Unfair labour practice related to benefits

30 August 2018

Pending

   

Suspension of employee for disrupting interviews.

Unfair Suspension

14 March 2018

Resolved

   

Suspension of employee for leaking of confidential information.

Unfair Suspension

29 November 2017

Resolved

   

Failure by employer to shortlist employee for a higher advertised position.

Unfair labour practice related to promotion

27 July 2018

Resolved

   

Failure by employer to shortlist employee for a higher advertised position.

Unfair labour practice related to promotion

6 April 2018

Resolved

   

Theft of scrap material from the plant.

Unfair dismissal

17 March 2015

Resolved

   

Failure by employee to follow instructions from line manager.

Unfair dismissal

4 April 2015

Resolved

Mhlathuze Water

Two (2) labour disputes

Chief Executive Officer is on suspension pending a disciplinary enquiry. The employee made an application for an interdict against the disciplinary action, the matter is awaiting a court date at the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Unfair suspension

20 November 2015

Both matters are not yet resolved.

   

K Kruger - CCMA referral - Conciliation – Unfair Dismissal arising out of misconduct.

Unfair dismissal

31 July 2018

 

Overberg Water

Three (3) registered labour disputes at Overberg Water

The causes are mainly administrative processes.

Former employee filed a dispute on the 7th March 2017 after being dismissed on 16 January 2017 and stated the nature of the dispute as “Reasons for dismissal not known”. The dispute was resolved at the CCMA arbitration on 24 July 2017.

7th March 2017

Resolved

     

Another former employee filed a dispute on 9 March 2018 after being dismissed on 07 February 2018 and stated the nature of dispute as “Dismissal related to unfair discrimination”. The dispute was resolved at the CCMA Arbitration on 4 June 2018.

9 March 2018

Resolved

     

The last one the current employee has filed a dispute on 4th July 2018 after his request for transfer from one scheme to another scheme was rejected about a year ago and stated that the nature of dispute as “Unfair conduct-Promotion/Probation/Training/Benefits”. The dispute has been referred for arbitration on 29 August 2018.

4th July 2018

In progress

Sedibeng Water

Total number 16

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

21 February 2017

Resolved on 21 February 2017

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

30 January 2017

Resolved on 28 March 2017

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

02 March 2018

Resolved on 09 March 2017

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

29 June 2017

Resolved on 07 August 2017

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

10 February 2016

Resolved on 10 February 2016

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

13 March 2016

Resolved on 13 March 2016

   

Dismissal on the basis of ill-health.

Incapacity

N/A

Resolved on 15 March 2018

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

13 March 2016

Resolved on 09 May 2017

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

12 June 2017

Resolved on 26 September 2017

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

19 May 2017

Resolved on 03 November 2017

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

30 November 2015

Resolved on 30 November 2015

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

07 August 2015

Resolved on 16 October 2015

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

14 September 2015

Resolved on Resolved on 04 November 2015

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

26 December 2015

Resolved on 24 February 2016

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Misconduct

03 February 2016

Resolved on 13 April 2016

   

Alleged conduct of the employee.

Interpretation of the Collective Agreement

The matter is scheduled to be heard on the 28 August 2018 at the CCMA.

In progress

Rand Water

Total number of labour Dispute: 25

Grievance (1).

Volume of work should be equal to the rate of pay

28 Aug 2017

Pending

   

Grievance (1).

Disallowed to use company provided utensils

8 Nov 2017

11 Dec 2017

   

Dismissal (1).

Found in possession of the company property without permission

14 Mar 2018

28 Jun 2018

   

Dismissal (1).

Leaving the workplace without permission

16 Jun 2018

Pending

   

Grievance (1).

Unfair treatment by the supervisor

16 May 2018

28 May 2018

   

Grievance (1).

To be paid back the difference between

current rate after adjustment and the previous rate

19 Jun 2018

Pending

   

Unfair Discrimination (1).

Transfer from one site to the other

10 Mar 2016

Matter is pending at the Labour Court

   

Unfair Labour Practice (1).

Written warning issued

28 Aug 2017

2 Feb 2018

   

Unfair Dismissal (1)

None Renewal of fixed term contract

3 Feb 2016

10 Mar 2016

   

Dismissal (1)

Misconduct

16 Apr 2018

Arbitration ongoing

   

Dismissal (1)

Misconduct

 

Pending set down

   

Remuneration (1)

Pay discrimination

 

Conciliation failed

   

Misconduct (1)

Conflict of interest

Feb 2018

On-going

   

Misconduct (1)

Gross negligence – over payment to supplier

May 2018

On-going

   

Misconduct (1)

Gross negligence

Jun 2018

On-going

   

Misconduct (1)

•Gross insubordination and

•Insolence towards Line Manager for refusing to carry out instructions

 

09 Sept 2015

   

Misconduct (1)

Committed deliberate act which causes potential prejudice for failing to take appropriate disciplinary Action against subordinates for fraudulent activities

Apri2016

27 Jun 2016

   

Misconduct (1)

Gross Negligence and violation of procurement policies resulting in overpayment to supplier

 

Nov 2017

   

Grievances (7)

Employees requesting for Hay band and position upgrade

15 Mar 2018

Resolved on the 12 Apr 2018

     

Query regarding overtime pay for an employee who is above the threshold.

8 Jul 2017

26 Jan 2018 the matter was settled in employers favour after the employee went to the CCMA

     

Unfair treatment by the line manager

17 Jan 2017

16 Feb 2017 resolved at the next level of management

Umgeni Water

None

None

None

None

None

TCTA

Two (2) cases at Labour court stage and four (4) at CCMA stage

Labour court cases:

TCTA//C Bleeker -Unfair labour practice

TCTA// J Nhlapo -Unfair labour practice

Labour court cases:

TCTA//C Bleeker -Non-renewal of five-year fixed term contract and non-payment of incentive bonus

TCTA//J Nhlapo - Unlawful reinstatement

Labour court cases:

TCTA//C Bleeker -CCMA referral November 2015, and awarded in May 2016. Labour Court review of award heard May 2018 and ruling issued August 2018.

TCTA// J Nhlapo - April 2018

In progress

   

CCMA cases:

TCTA// H. Mhlongo - Unfair labour practice

TCTA// N. Nkosi -Unfair labour practice

TCTA// N. Mageza - Unfair labour practice

TCTA// C. Mageda - Unfair labour practice

CCMA cases:

TCTA// H. Mhlongo - Unfair dismissal based on the inconsistent application of internal policies

TCTA// N. Nkosi - Non-renewal of fixed term contract

TCTA// N. Mageza - Non-payment of variable pay

TCTA// C. Mageda -Non-payment of goodwill gesture (equivalent of one months’ salary)

CCMA cases:

TCTA// H. Mhlongo - May 2018

TCTA// N. Nkosi -March 2018

TCTA// N. Mageza - June 2018

TCTA// C. Mageda - July 2017 and June 2018

In progress

WRC

Two (2) disputes

The dispute relates to a dismissal subsequent to misconduct of an employee

The dispute has been referred to the CCMA and subsequently to the Labour Court for review.

The dispute was reported to the CCMA on 28 July 2017

The dispute has not been resolved yet as it has been referred to the Labour Court for review.

Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency

None

None

None

None

None

Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency

None

None

None

None

None

2. Refer to the table below for the number of employees dismissed:

Department / Entity

(2)(a)(i) what number of employees have been dismissed

(2)(a)(ii) for what reason was each employee dismissed

(2)(b)(i) what number of the specified employees were paid severance packages

(2)(b)(ii) what was the monetary value of each severance package

The Department

18 employees were dismissed

3 were due to Fraud & Dishonesty

None

None

   

5 were due to Theft

   
   

1 was due to Assault

   
   

3 were due to Mismanagement and embezzlement of state funds

   
   

1 was due to Fraudulent qualification

   
   

1 was due to Sexual harassment

   
   

2 were due to Gross dishonesty

   
   

1 was due to Absenteeism

   
   

1 was due to Irregular appointment in the recruitment processes

   

Amatola Water

11 employees were dismissed

10 were due to misconduct and 1 was due to incapacity

No severance packages were offered by Amatola Water

None

Bloem Water

2 Employees were dismissed

Misconduct relating to abuse of sick leave/dishonesty and Abscondment.

No severance packages were paid by Bloem Water

None

Lepelle Northern Water

Six (6) employees

  1. Theft and dishonesty: M Ramalobela.
  1. Theft and dishonesty: R Ralehlaka.
  1. Tender irregularities: MJ Letsoalo.
  1. Gross Insubordination: A Lamola.
  1. Gross Insubordination: M Kabe.
  1. Gross Insubordination: L Langa.

None

None

Mhlathuze Water

Nine (9) employees

8 were due to Misconduct and 1 was due to Incapacity.

None

None

Sedibeng Water

15 Employees were dismissed

14 due to Misconduct and 1 due to incapacity (ill-health)

No, payment in lieu of notice

None

Rand Water

Total number of dismissed employees in the past 5 years is 57

2018/19

falsifying documents (1)

Misconduct (1)

No Employees were retrenched, hence no severance payments made.

None

   

2017/18

Found in possession of the company property without permission (1)

Leaving the workplace without permission (1)

Bribery (1)

Misconduct: one relating acts of witchcraft and the other assault (2)

Wilfully leaving a place of work without permission (2)

Assault (1)

Gross negligence (2)

Giving untrue info (2)

AWOP (4)

Employee found guilty as charged for AWOL for a substantial number of days and was subsequently dismissed in absentia (1)

   
   

2016/17

Found in possession of the company property without permission (1)

Unauthorized possession for all (3) dismissals

Wilfully leaving a place of work without permission (1)

Employees were found guilty as charged for AWOL for a substantial number of days and was subsequently dismissed in absentia (2)

Misconduct (1)

   
   

2015/16

Found in possession of another employee’s property without permission (1)

Gross negligence (1)

Absent without official leave (1)

Absenteeism forming a trend (1)

AWOL (1)

Committed Sexual Harassment against 3 female employees. (1)

Absent without official leave (1)

   
   

2014/15

Found in possession of the company property without permission(1)

Absent without official leave (1)

Reporting on duty being under the influence of alcohol(1)

Absenteeism forming a trend (1)

Bribery (1)

Wilfully leaving a place of work without permission (5)

Being in possession of RW property(1)

Three dismissed for being absent without official leave (3)

Six Charges of gross negligence and mismanagement of the Project resulting in procedural and unauthorized payment of invoices amounting to R 31m (1)

Employee was charged for incompatibility for causing disharmony in the workplace (1)

Failure to comply with procurement policies and failure to comply with recruitment policy-employment of next of kin (1)

   
   

2013/14

Found in possession of another employee’s property without permission(1)

Driving RW vehicle without authority(1)

Wilfully leaving a place of work without permission (2)

Falsifying documents (1)

Insubordination(1)

   

Umgeni Water

Fifteen (15) employees

Gross Negligence in appointing a candidate who did not meet the minimum requirements.

Three (3) employees

  1. R135 000.00
  1. R45 000.00
  1. R34 501.98
   

Insubordination, Absence without leave or permission and Dereliction of duty.

   
   

Unauthorized removal and or possession of company property without proper authorization. Gross negligence and or dishonesty. Misrepresentation of facts and or falsifying of information.

   
   

Unlawful possession of company property which culminates to theft. Misrepresentation of facts in that the employee said he picked up the flanges in Umlaas Road Chamber whereas he took them from stores which culminate to gross dishonesty.

   
   

Unlawful possession of company property which culminates to theft. Misrepresentation of facts in that the employee said he picked up the flanges in Umlaas Road Chamber whereas he took them from stores which culminate to gross dishonesty.

   
   

Stored and/or caused to be stored photographs depicting nudity of himself and another person on an Umgeni Water property. Accessing confidential information without proper authorization. Deleted his administrative account which was linked to a senior official’s mailbox account in order to deliberately disguise/mask your access to that person’s mailbox account which amounts to gross dishonesty. Failure to follow or adhere to Umgeni Water’s prevailing ICT practice. Failure and/or omitted and/or neglected to register each of the following Umgeni Water assets in your possession or control contrary to the reasonable expectations.

   
   

Gross insubordination/disobeying a lawful and reasonable instruction and gross insolence.

   
   

Gross Negligence in that you failed to follow an acceptable due diligence process when you realized that the page that declares CPG was understated. Gross Dishonesty in that you misrepresented facts in order to influence the evaluation process by submitting a report confirming that all is order.

   
   

Abusive, derogatory insulting language/conduct and/or harassment. Assault/Attempted Assault/Violence.

   
   

Abusive, derogatory insulting language/conduct and/or harassment unlawfully, intentionally or negligently failed to comply with prescribed procedures, rules and/or instructions.

   
   

Absence without leave for 7 consecutive days (Dismissal without notice after the employee had failed to report for duty after one month suspension without pay for similar offence).

   
   

Negligent and reckless driving which resulted into an accident. Absconded from the accident scene before the arrival of the police.

   
   

Negligence driving which resulted into an accident. Gross dishonesty and or using UW vehicle without authorization. Gross misconduct by leaving the accident scene before the Traffic Police, emergency and SAPS services could arrive. Bringing Umgeni Water’s name into disrepute by controversially disappearing from the accident scene.

   
   

Usage of UW vehicle without authorization. Failure to comply with ISO procedures. Falsely declaring information on vehicle log sheet checklist.

   
   

Unauthorized use of Umgeni Water vehicle for private reasons. Negligent driving which resulted into an accident.

   

WRC

None

None

None

None

Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency

Two (2) employees were dismissed

The employees were dismissed for dishonesty, fraud and non-disclosure

None

None

Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency

None

None

None

None

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03 December 2018 - NW3410

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

Whether his department intends to repair the damage to a fence on Plot 135 Allan Road, Glen Austin, Midrand that belongs to his department; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

The State property on Plot 135 Allan Road, Glen Austin, in Midrand, is enclosed (boundary) with palisade walls. The Department conducted a site inspection of Plot 135 Allan Road on the 13th of November 2018 and during the inspection there were no signs of damages to the palisade walls.

03 December 2018 - NW3199

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Hugo, Mr RT to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) What is the current status of the official vehicle that was purchased for his predecessor, Ms N P Mokonyane, (b) where is the specified vehicle being housed, (c) what is the cost of the vehicle and (d) on what date was it purchased; (2) Whether the vehicle is currently in use; if so, (a) who is using the vehicle and (b) for what purpose?

Reply:

(1)(a) The Vehicle was transferred to the Department of Communications.

(1)(b) I do not know.

(1)(c) The cost of the vehicle was R 910 714, 90.

(1)(d) The vehicle was procured in January 2018.

(2) Falls away.

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03 December 2018 - NW3138

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What contingency measures are currently in place or are being planned for the citizens affected by the incompletion of the Giyani Water Project?

Reply:

The Interim measure includes refurbishment of the boreholes with treatment package plants, several communities are already benefiting from the boreholes. The construction of the bulk pipeline is underway and it is anticipated that that 55 communities with 46 607 households will benefit from the project once it is completed.

A Recovery Plan has been designed; and will be taken to the Community and Municipal Leaders for concurrence in the next few days.

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03 December 2018 - NW2480

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Hugo, Mr RT to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

How much water is being saved across the country each month due to his department’s War on Leaks programme?

Reply:

The consolidated water balance for the first 9 months of the 2017/18 within the eight large water supply systems based on the data as at Dec 2017 indicates a savings achievements of 25,2 million m3/a which translates to a savings of 12,6%.

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03 December 2018 - NW2890

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What number of incidents of (i) racism and (ii) sexual harassment have occurred at public healthcare institutions to (aa) staff and (bb) patients and (b) in each case, what is the (i) name and (ii) location of each institution where each incident happened?

Reply:

The following table reflects the information in this regard.

Province

(a)number of incident

 

(aa) staff

(bb) patients

(b)

 
 

(i)racism

(ii) sexual harassment

   

(i) Name of institution

(ii) Location of institution

Eastern Cape

No case reported

1

Staff

No case reported

Emergency medical services

Sarah Baartman district(port Elizabeth)

 

No case reported

1

Staff

No case reported

Head office

Bhisho

Free state

No case reported

No case reported

No case reported

No case reported

No case reported

No case reported

Western Cape

No case reported

1

staff

No case reported

Cape Medical Depot

Cape Town CBD

 

No case reported

1

staff

No case reported

Karl Bremer Hospital

Bellville

 

No case reported

1

No case reported

Patient

Du Noon CHC

Milnerton

 

No case reported

1

staff

No case reported

New Somerset Hospital

Green Point

Northern Cape

No case reported

1

Staff (1)

No case reported

Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital Complex

James Xum Admin Building

Limpopo

No cases reported

No cases reported

No cases reported

No cases reported

No cases reported

No cases reported

The following Provinces are yet to submit their inputs to the question:

Gauteng

           

KwaZulu Natal

           

Mpumalanga

           

North west

           

END.

03 December 2018 - NW3055

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Groenewald, Mr PJ to ask the Minister of Health

(1)With reference to investigations into deaths in all state mortuaries, in which number of deaths (a) in the financial year (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (iii) 2017-18 and (b) since 1 April 2018 until the latest specified date for which information is available, the death was the result of (aa) the use of a firearm, (bb) the use of blunt objects, (cc) the use of knives and other sharp objects and (dd) asphyxiation; (2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. Table 1 below is a total of investigations from 4 Provinces, Gauteng, Limpopo and Western Cape. Still awaiting response from 5 Provinces

Table 1: Total of investigations

 

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

1 April to September 2018

Use of firearm

3682

3815

4536

2774

use of blunt objects

2146

2134

2470

1260

use of knives and other sharp objects

3470

3886

3893

1692

Asphyxiation

779

778

771

292

2. No, there is no need to make a statement. The Minister of Police makes statements on these issues frequently.

END.

03 December 2018 - NW3136

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) To what number of households and communities did the Giyani Water Project intend to supply water in the original plan, (b) at what cost and (c) what was the envisaged date for completion?

Reply:

(a) The Giyani water and sanitation emergency project is intended to benefit 55 villages in Giyani. The project intends to benefit 46 607 households (Stats SA 2015)

(b) The project cost is R3.36 billion inclusive of Implementing Agent fees and VAT.

(c) The project commenced in 2014 with the project plan of 5 years. The project anticipated completion date is July 2019.

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03 December 2018 - NW2887

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

What is the (a)(i) total number of staff and (ii) designation of each staff member in each (aa) shift, (bb) public healthcare facility and (cc) province and (b)(i) name and (ii) location of each public healthcare facility?

Reply:

a) (i) Total number of staff is 304,330 (a)(ii) not available (aa) not available (bb) public health and (cc) provided below:

Row Labels

Filled

Eastern Cape

40,922

Free State

17,711

Gauteng

64,593

KwaZulu Natal

67,073

Limpopo Province

34,183

Mpumalanga

20,403

National Departments

1,833

North West

17,994

Northern Cape

6,885

Western Cape

32,733

Grand Total

304,330

b) (i) and (ii) To get details of all facilities, please visit the following website: https://dd.dhis.dhmis.org

END.

03 December 2018 - NW2903

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Health

(1)What number of (a) psychiatrists are employed at Mbizweni Psychiatric Hospital in Umzimkulu, KwaZulu-Natal and (b) patients are admitted at the hospital; (2) (a) are all sanitation facilities at the hospital fully functional and (b) on what date were the facilities last inspected?

Reply:

1. (a) There is one sessional Psychiatrist covering two days a week starting on 01 November 2018. It has been very difficult to attract full-time specialists to this rural hospital;

(b) The Hospital is a 320-bedded facility and currently has 219 in-patients;

2. (a) Yes, sanitation facilities in the Hospital are fully functional. However, frequent interruption of water supply from the municipality is experienced for a day or two, twice a week;

(b) Inspection and testing of the water, both running and in reservoir tanks is done on a quarterly basis, the last one having been done in August 2018

END.

03 December 2018 - NW3469

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What (i) pre-operation and (ii) post-operation support is his department offering to the patients who have their limbs amputated and (b) do the patients who lose their legs receive wheelchairs?

Reply:

(a) (i) Pre-operative support includes assessing the patient's physical condition as well the condition and quality of skin. The patient is also given pre-operative counselling to ensure that they are mentally ready to lose a limb. Counselling is also extended to the family;

(ii) Post operative support includes counselling, wound and skin care. Rehabilitation of patients includes peer support and family integration.

(b) Yes, the policy is that people with amputations have access to wheelchairs, unless instructed otherwise by a relevant specialist.

END.

03 December 2018 - NW2584

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Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)(a) what is the total number of (i) chief executive officers and (ii) directors of each entity reporting to her and (b) what is the total number of women in each case?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

1(a)(i) No. of Deputy Director General

(ii) No. of Chief Directors

aa) Acting

bb) Permanent

b)Total no. of women in each case

0

7

0

7

4

GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GCIS)

1(a)(i) No. of Deputy Director General

(ii) No. of Chief Directors

aa) Acting

bb) Permanent

b)Total no. of women in each case

3

12

03

DDGs: 2

CD: 1

12

1 DDG

11 CDs

3

DDG: 1

CDs: 2

(2) (a) what is the total number of (i) chief executive officers and (ii) directors of each entity reporting to her and (b) what is the total number of women in each case?

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA

(2) a) i) Total Number of CEO’s

ii) Directors

b) Total No. of women in each case

1

4

2

FILM AND PUBLICATION BOARD (FPB)

(2) a) i)Total Number of CEO’s

ii)Directors

b)Total No. of women in each case

1

4

5

MEDIA DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSITY AGENCY

(2) a) i)Total Number of CEO’s

ii)Directors

b)Total No. of women in each case

1

2

1

INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY OF SOUTH AFRICA

(2) a) i)Total Number of CEO’s

ii)Directors

b)Total No. of women in each case

1

0

0

SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

(2) a) (i)Total Number of CEO’s

ii)Directors

b)Total No. of women in each case

1

3

1

 

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW3085

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

(a) To which water boards does his department owe money, (b) what amount is owed in each case and (c) by what date will the specified debts be settled in each case?

Reply:

 

a) Water Board

b) Amount owed

c) Settlement date

Lepelle Northern Water

56 524 077.57

The invoices still on the verification stage will be processed once the verification is finalized

Sedibeng Water

47 480 793.52

R7, 3 million will be processed by the 30th November 2018 and the balance still on the verification stage and supporting documents will be processed once the verification is finalized.

Magalies Water

1 596 839.49

The payment will be processed by the 23 November 2018

Amatola Water

34 005 782.83

R1.9 million under dispute, the balance will be processed once the verification is finalized

Rand Water

3 334 379.19

The payment will be processed by the 30 November 2018

Bloem Water

90 379 827.38

R4 million will be processed by the 30 November 2018 and the balance still on the verification stage will be processed once the verification is finalized

Total

233 321 699.98

 

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03 December 2018 - NW2959

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Whether certain persons (names furnished) are employees of his department?

Reply:

Yes, Ms DG Mochotlhi, Mr AB Singh, Ms ZY Makhathini, Ms ONV Fundakubi and Mr JD Mahlangu are still employees of the Department. Mr MJ Mofokeng resigned from the Department.

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03 December 2018 - NW2705

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Communications

What (a) number of deadlines has her department missed in respect of the migration to digital broadcasting and (b) is the current deadline for migration?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

a) Gazette No 3600 of 14 December 2012, Digital Migration Regulations, Paragraph 3 (1) states that “the date for the commencement of dual illumination period as well as the date for the final switch-off of the analogue signal will be published by the Minister in the Gazette”. The Minister is yet to set the deadline based on the revised delivery model and plan.

b) The Department has revised the delivery model which has since been approved by Cabinet. Although Cabinet has approved July 2020 as the date for analogue switch off, the Minister will monitor progress and after consultation with the Cabinet, gazette the date based on the progress made.

In line with the digital migration regulations, Minister will announce final switch off of the analogue signal in the Gazette.

 

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW2854

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)With regard to the appointment of certain persons (names and details furnished), (a) on what date was each post advertised, (b) what is the name of each candidate who applied, (c) What is the name of each candidate who was (i) shortlisted and/or (ii) interviewed and (d) What is the name of each member of the (i) selection and (ii) interviewing panel; (2) What was the annual salary package that was (a) offered by the SA Broadcasting Corporation and (b) the final salary offer that each manager accepted? NW3159E

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

(1) (a) GCEO – Advertised 14 May 2017 (no successful candidate) and again on 21 January 2018.

COO – Advertised 14 May 2017.

CFO – Advertised 14 January 2018.

(b) The names of each candidate that applied cannot be divulged as individuals apply in confidence for positions.

(c) (i) & (ii) Several candidates were shortlisted for each of the positions. Names can, however, not be divulged as this is confidential information.

(d)The selection panel for each of the positions consisted of SABC Board members under the guidance of the Chairperson of the Board as well as a representative of the recruitment agency.

2. (a) & (b) The annual remuneration packages for each of the current Executive Directors of the SABC are as follows:

  • Group Chief Executive Officer - R 5,133,378
  • Chief Operations Officer – R 4,035,732
  • Chief Financial Officer – R 3,000,000

These packages are significantly lower than those of the previous Executive Directors and amount to 1.1% of the current salary bill.

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW3077

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Works

(a) What number of exemptions have been gazetted in terms of section 15 of the Government Immovable Asset Management Act, Act 19 of 2007, as at 30 September 2018, and (b) what is the (i) date and (ii) number of each specified Government Gazette?

Reply:

Section 15 of the Government Immovable Asset Management Act, 2007 (Act No. 19 of 2007) [GIAMA in short form) gives Minister of Public Works the power to “exempt any organ of State or part thereof to which this Act applies from any provision of this Act for a period determined in the notice”.

As at 30 September 2018, there has not been any exemptions gazetted in terms of section 15 of GIAMA, 2007.

03 December 2018 - NW2995

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

What measures has the SA Broadcasting Corporation put in place to be responsive to the needs of the (a) deaf and (b) blind community?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

The SABC has ensured reasonable accommodation of deaf and blind employees. For deaf employees the SABC arranges interpreters during meetings and employee communication sessions. Sign language training is also provided to employees.

For blind employees the SABC has installed special software on their personal computers that translates written information into audio.

To cater for this target audience, SABC broadcasts a tailor-made programme aimed at the deaf community in the form of “Deaf TV”. This is a weekly show that broadcast on Saturdays. This programme is currently on repeat, due to the production company not wanting to continue with any further seasons. A new RFP for another programme to broadcast on SABC 2 has been released and will be for the deaf and blind communities. Daily Thetha, on SABC 1 also has sign language.

SABC News also accommodates viewers with hearing impairments by providing on-screen sign language interpretation on a number of News Bulletins in Prime Time.

The wall- to-wall subtitling is covered on the following local content genres on all channels:

  • Children’s
  • Local Dramas, Sitcoms and Soaps - All the local prime time soaps have wall to wall subtitling
  • Most Local Documentaries
  • Most Educational programming
  • A selection of Entertainment and Religious programming (including daily devotions)

 Programmes that incorporate studio audiences and contestants with disabilities:

  • Authentiek (where the co-presenter is the paraplegic South African singer Mathys Roets)
  • YoTV
  • Noot vir Noot
  • Musiek Roulette
  • Motswako
  • Hectic Nine-9
  • It’s Gospel Time
  • Gospel Classics
  • Daily Thetha
  • Dtv

In the SABC’s Strategic Content Plans, the Corporation strives to pay very specific attention to the issues raised by the disabled communities, possible solutions and how we can best embrace these in creating programming that will empower this marginalized sector of our population.

 

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW3137

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) What number of companies were contracted as part of the Giyani Water Project and (b)(i) on what basis was each company selected, (ii) what is the total amount owed to each contractor, (iii) what amount has been paid to each contractor and (iv) how far is each contract from being completed?

Reply:

(a) The department appointed Lepelle Northern Water to implement the Giyani Water Project. Lepelle Northern Water then appointed LTE Consulting as the Main Contractor. LTE Consulting appointed Khato Civils, South Zambezi, Ernst & Young and a number of Sub-Contractors and Sub- Consultants as part of a team to implement the Giyani Water Project (see list of Service Providers attached as Annexure A).

(b) (i) The Department of Water and Sanitation database was used by Lepelle Northern Water to appoint LTE Consulting. LTE Consulting used its own supply chain processes to appoint sub-contractors.

(ii) The Department of Water and Sanitation has paid all received invoices on work done to the Implementing Agent (Lepelle Northern Water). The latest invoice was paid on 26 October 2018.

(iii) The Department has paid an amount of R3.17 billion inclusive of IA fees and VAT to the Implementing Agent.

(iv) I am in the process of verifying information on this important question.

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03 December 2018 - NW3438

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister of Communications

(1) (a) On what date did her department last conduct an audit of artwork owned by Government which is under the curatorship of her department according to the Generally Recognised (2) Whether any artworks under the department’s curatorship have gone missing (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3927E

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

  1. (a and b) Both DoC and the GCIS do not have any artwork.
  2. (a and b) Not applicable.

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Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

 

03 December 2018 - NW2446

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Communications

What is the (a) name of each investing company that has invested on land owned by (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her and (b) (i) nature, (ii) value and (iii) length of each investment?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows:

Both the departments and entities reporting to the Minister have not invested on land.

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

30 November 2018 - NW3452

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Lotriet, Dr A to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1)(a) On what date did her Office last conduct an audit of artwork owned by Government which is under the curatorship of her Office and (b) what are the details of each artwork under the curatorship of her Office according to the Generally Recognised Accounting Practice 103; (2) Whether any artworks under under the curatorship of her Office have gone missing (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1.  

A) The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation does not own any artwork.

B) Not Applicable.

2. Not Applicable

   

Approved

Not

Approved

Approved

as amended

   

Comment:

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

   

Date:

   

29 November 2018 - NW2658

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

(1) With reference to her reply to question 312 on 25 April 2017, (a) what performance indicators has her department put in place to monitor the incubators funded by the programme and (b) what was the actual performance of the incubators in the (i) 2016-17 and (ii) 2017-18 financial years; (2) Whether her department suspended any payments to the incubators due to non-performance; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) Has her department made any on-site inspections of the incubators; if so, (a) on what date did the inspections take place and (b) what are the names of the departmental officials who made the inspections?

Reply:

(1)(a) Performance indicators utilised to monitor performance are:

i) Number of incubatees.

ii) Number of new small businesses/co-operatives established.

iii) Number of businesses linked to markets.

iv) Number of jobs created.

v) Percentage of Women-owned enterprises supported.

vi) Percentage of Youth-owned enterprises supported.

vii) Percentage of Enterprises supported in rural areas.

viii) Percentage of Enterprises supported in township areas.

(1)(b)(i) The actual performance of the incubators in the 2016-17 financial year is attached as Annexure A.

(1)(b)(ii) The actual performance of the incubators in the 2017-18 financial year has not been recorded as the incubators that were approved during the 2017-18 financial year are yet to submit their annual performance reports.

(2) Payments were suspended to the following three incubators due to non-performance:

Limpopo Wildlife Business Incubator

Slow implementation progress – The final payment of R1 600 000.00 was withheld due to slow implementation progress since quarter 2. The incubator indicated that the funds were committed but no expenditure has been reported.

Nunnovation Africa Foundation Incubator

Sibanye Gold pulled out as the market for the incubatees. The Enterprise Incubation Programme (EIP) programme is centred on the securement of a market/s by the applicant (Incubator) and transferring of skills to small businesses and cooperatives (incubatees), with an effort of attaining the expectant quality standards and specifications of firms. The final tranche payment amounting to R1 600 000 was withheld.

Nwanedi New Generation Co-operative

The balance of R1 600 000.00 was withheld due to slow implementation progress.

(3)(a)&(b) The Department made on-site inspections of the incubators as depicted in Annexure B for the 2016/17 approvals and Annexure C for the 2017/18 approvals.

28 November 2018 - NW3591

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Alberts, Adv A to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

(1)Whether, in the light of the current state of trade and industry and the South African economy, he can indicate how South African manufacturing performed in each year since 1 January 2010 up to the latest specified date for which information is available compared to manufacturing in developing and developed countries; (2) Whether South African manufacturing is underperforming compared to other developing and developed countries; if so, (a) why is it the case, (b) why is the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) not succeeding in getting South African manufacturing to the level of developing and/or developed countries, (c) what is the role of the Black Industrialist Programme in this regard, (d) to what extent has the programme helped the South African manufacturing sector to (i) improve, (ii) become more competitive, (iii) grow and (iv) create more job opportunities, with specific reference to competitiveness, growth and job opportunities; (3) Whether any impact assessment has been conducted to determine the success of his department in promoting the growth of the country’s trade and industry; if not, why not; if so, what are the full relevant findings; (4) Whether there are plans to amend or replace policies that are not working; if so, (a) what are the full relevant details of each policy, (b) what are the defects of each policy and (c) what will it be replaced with?NW4162E

Reply:

 

  1. The Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) seeks to ensure a restructuring of the economy to set it on a more value-adding, labour-intensive and environmentally sustainable growth path. Since 1 January 2010, the South African manufacturing sector performed as follows compared to developing and developed countries:

Manufacturing value-added (annual % growth) 2010-2017

Country/Level of development

2010

‘11

‘12

‘13

‘14

‘15

‘16

‘17

SA

5.9

3

2.1

1

0.3

-0.3

0.9

-0.1

Developed countries

9.6

2.3

0

0.7

2.8

2.5

1.5

2.8

Developing countries

7.7

2.6

1

0.8

1.5

1.1

1.2

1.3

Source: World Bank

2. (a) During the period 2011 to 2013 South Africa’s manufacturing sector grew at a faster pace compared to the manufacturing sectors of the developed and developing countries. From 2014 onwards our manufacturing sector has broadly mirrored the trend exhibited by the developed and developing countries which indicate periods of expansions and contractions.

(b) The past decade of implementing the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) needs to be understood in relation to the global financial crisis of 2008-2009 and the extended economic crisis which flowed in its wake. The ensuing slump in global demand for many of South Africa commodities resulted in a slowing down of exports and investment in South Africa. In addition, surplus global capacity in the production of many key commodities has created huge challenges for South African manufacturing.

These factors combined with significant domestic economic shocks including, sharply rising and bunched up administered prices, deterioration in basic economic service delivery by key state owned companies and economic infrastructure constraints, skills deficit and mismatches negatively impacted the domestic economy and the re- industrialisation effort through IPAP.

(c ) The Black Industrialist Scheme has been established to facilitate the inclusion and participation of black industrialists in the South African economy. The intention of the Scheme is to contribute towards shifting the demographic composition of South Africa’s industrial sector and to engage under-utilised sources of jobs, revenue, taxes and innovation through the Black Industrialist Scheme.

(d) The Scheme has (i) added additional production capacity to the manufacturing sector across a range of IPAP priority sectors, (ii) become more competitive through technology driven production processes and innovations, (iii) grow through projected investments of R8.6 billion in 2016/17 and 2017/18 and (iv) created 9 138 projected new job opportunities and helped to sustain 6 373 jobs during the same period.

 

3. The Department conducts programmatic impact assessments for example, periodic review of incentive programmes is undertaken to assess whether their objectives and outcomes are being realised and that review informs their future development. It is important to note that, the deployed interventions to change the growth trajectory rest on sound economic research and analysis including with respect to the identification of market failures and the most appropriate measures required to address these. Inherent in this process is a review of interventions deployed to assess their impact and effectiveness. Anecdotal evidence points to the fact that government’s resolute counter-cyclical industrialisation efforts arrested the scale of job losses, preventing potentially catastrophic full-scale deindustrialisation.

The following successes have been registered but they do not represent an exhaustive list of all the outcomes and progress platforms built in the course of the previous years. They serve as a snapshot of a much more substantive body of work which underpins these achievements, based on a set of critical and indispensable principles for industrial policy and industrial development:

  • Manufacturing value-added in real terms grew from R338 billion in 2009 to R384 billion in 2017;
  • Since 2007/08 manufactured exports grew four-fold compared to imports that have doubled. Manufactured exports were dominated by metals, metal products and machinery and equipment;
  • Manufactured exports have continued to diversify and have also been bolstered by robust growth in manufactured exports to Africa;
  • In the automotive sector exports have more than doubled over the last decade and the sector has attracted R45 billion in investment by the majority of the leading global automotive manufacturers; and
  • The Clothing and Textile Competitiveness Programme approved R5.1 billion to manufacturers in the sector and disbursed R4.2 billion to recipients of the incentive. A very significant turn-around in the fortunes of the Clothing, Textile, Leather and Footwear industry has been achieved, bringing relief to a sector which was in deep distress. Not only has the tide been turned with respect to factory closures and lay-offs; gains have been registered in recapturing domestic market share and developing close working relationships between government, manufacturers and domestic retailers. A modest increase in exports has also been achieved; most notably in the footwear sector.

 

4. The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) in the Presidency is tasked with reviewing government’s plans and policies as a whole in order to improve service delivery, outcomes and impact on society. Thus the need to amend or replace any policy will be informed by the monitoring and evaluation processes of DPME as they are constitutionally mandated to monitor, evaluate and report on the implementation of government priorities in line with the National Development Plan.

28 November 2018 - NW3526

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Social Development

With reference to her reply to question 2117 on 26 July 2018, what number of children aged 0-2 years are attending early childhood centres?

Reply:

preparatory

   
           

Province

Preschool/Nursery school/Grade 00 or 000

Crèche/Educare centre

Day mother/Gogo

Other

Total

Western Cape

12 009

49 988

25 524

2 782

90 303

Eastern Cape

24 704

38 173

23 374

*

86251

Northern Cape

1 681

7 564

5 068

*

14 313

Free State

6 141

29 583

9 653

5 465

50 842

Kwa-Zulu Natal

20 035

75 956

12 451

3 992

112 434

North West

8 788

27 172

*

*

35 960

Gauteng

49 219

170 028

73 087

12 469

304 803

Mpumalanga

11 953

34 642

15 678

*

62 273

Limpopo

2 771

67 716

41 441

*

111 928

RSA

137 301

500 822

206 276

24 708

869 107

 
   

________________________

Approved by the Minister on

Date……………………….

28 November 2018 - NW3472

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

What is the (a) total number of military bases that the SA National Defence Force has, (b) name of each military base, (c) what is the location of each military base, (d) size of each military base and (e) number of troops stationed at each military base?

Reply:

(e) There is a total number of 335 Units in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) with a total strength of 63 761 uniformed personnel (soldiers). Of the 63 761 soldiers in the SANDF, 16 705 are troops (riflemen, privates, airmen and sailors). Attached as Appendix A, is the breakdown in the number of regular force troops in regular force Unit and attached as Appendix B, is reserve force members in reserve and regular force Units. It must be noted in Appendix B that the strengths of the Units are divided into total strength of members in the Unit’s establishment as well as active strength, which is members that have been called up in the past 24 months.

ATTACHMENTS: APENDIX A AND B

28 November 2018 - NW3652

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Ntlangwini, Ms EN to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 3292 on 12 November 2018, the values given are monthly payments or the total value of the contract?

Reply:

 

Entity

(a)

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)

The CIPC stipulated the total value of the contract

National Consumer Commission (NCC)

The NCC stipulated the total value of the contract

National Credit Regulator (NCR)

The NCR stipulated the total value of the contract

South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)

The SABS stipulated the total value of the contract

South African National Accreditation System (SANAS)

The SANAS stipulated the total value of the contract

Except as explicitly state herein the Ministry: Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) does not express an opinion in respect of any factual representations. The opinion /memo provided is limited to the matters stated in it and may not be relied on upon by any person outside the dti or used for any other purpose neither in its intent or existence. It must not be disclosed to any other person without prior written approval other than by law. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as limiting the rights of the dti to defend or oppose any claim or action against the dti."