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16 November 2017 - NW3335

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) What is the total number of persons who are employed in call centres as call centre agents in each (i) province and (ii) city and (b) what is the name of the company in each province and city where the agents are employed?

Reply:

(a) The Department of Labour does not use call centre agents services

 (i) Not applicable

(ii) Not applicable

(b) none

23 October 2017 - NW2917

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Meshoe, Rev KR to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether the Government has any plans to reduce damage caused by frequent strikes, which according to her department are harming the economy and the labour force and in view of her department’s latest report on industrial action in which it is stated that the labour economy lost approximately R161 million through work stoppages in 2016, which represents an increase from R116 million in 2015; if not, why not; if so, what plans? (

Reply:

1. In terms of section 23 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, every worker has the right to strike. The right to strike is regulated by the Labour Relations Act which sets out the procedures for orderly strike action as well as limitations on the right to strike. Therefore any steps taken by Government in relation to strike action must be cognisant of the constitutional and legal framework surrounding strikes.

2. In February 2017, after lengthy engagement in the National Economic Development and Labour Advisory Council (NEDLAC), Government, organised business, organised labour and the community constituency signed an agreement on labour market stability and wage inequality. One of the elements of the agreement is an Accord on Collective Bargaining and Industrial Action in which all social partners commit to taking steps to prevent violence, intimidation and damage to property and to improve the capacity of the social partners and other agencies to resolve disputes peacefully and expeditiously.

3. Another outcome of the NEDLAC engagements has been a number of proposed amendments to the Labour Relations Act. One of these amendments is a provision for advisory arbitration to endeavour to resolve strikes or lockouts that are intractable or may cause a local or national crisis. Once the amendments to the Labour Relations Act are promulgated, Government together with the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) will implement them to contribute to greater labour market stability.

4. Already the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration is implementing a CCMA-specific dispute and strike prevention programme and is already bearing the desired results.

END

16 October 2017 - NW2889

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the Minister of Labour

Which is the detailed (a) breakdown of and (b) valuation for current and non-current assets and investments held by her (i) department and (ii) each entity reporting to her according to (aa) listed assets (aaa) directly held and (bbb) indirectly held and (bb) unlisted investments (aaa) directly held and (bbb) indirectly held by each of the entities, in each case breaking the current assets and investments down by 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months and beyond 12 months?

Reply:

1. With respect to sub-questions (a), (b) the response is “NONE”.

2. With respect to the remaining sub-questions, kindly be advised that the information that the Honourable Member seeks is contained in much greater details in the 2016/17 Annual Reports of the Department and its entities. Accordingly I respectfully refer the member to the annual reports mentioned above. NW3196E

11 September 2017 - NW2500

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)What is the current balance of funds available in the Unemployment Insurance Fund; (2) what are the (a) projected monthly (i) contributions towards and (ii) claims against the Fund in the period from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018 and (b) details of the appropriate underlying assumptions for each projection, including the (i) expected unemployment rate and (ii) economic growth assumption where appropriate?

Reply:

1. R110 Billion Portfolio

2. (a)(i) R1,577,304

 (ii) R801,126

(b)(i)The assumption is based on the Fund’s annual actuarial valuation report as at 31 March 2017. Additional allowance for unemployment claims were made due to higher expected future unemployment rates. As per the quarterly labour force survey of 2017 Q1, unemployment increased by 1.2% over most recent quarter (from 26.5% to 27.7%). It is expected that this trend will persist for another 4 quarters so that the total increase in unemployment benefits is likely to be around 5%. As unemployment represent 80% of the total benefits paid by the Fund, we expect a 4% increase in benefit payments overall.

(ii) The estimation in (a) above is based on the Monetary Policy Committee’s economic growth forecast made on 25 May 2017 that growth of 1% is expected for 2017 after which it is expected to increase to 1.5% in 2018. It was also assumed that total salaries on which contributions are based will increase at inflation plus the economic growth forecast as set out above.

28 August 2017 - NW2081

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entities reporting to her are funding, including by way of discretionary funding, any institution of research and development (i) domestically and/or (ii) internationally; if so, (aa)(aaa) what are the names of the specified institutions and (bbb) what are their functions, (bb) from what date has her department or any entity reporting to her been funding them and (cc) what amount has her department contributed towards such funding

Reply:

1. The Department funds entities under its purview and the entities do commission research from time to time as part of their operational requirements.

2. The department does conduct research on various topics that relates to operational requirements more so when developing policies.

3. The details of research that the department and its entities conduct, will find expression in the annual reports.

 

21 July 2017 - NW1940

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) (a) What are the names of each trade union registered in the teaching or education sector, (b) how many members does each union have in terms of the latest membership audit and (c) when was the last membership audit conducted in each case; (2) whether any applications by trade unions for registration to the education sector are currently pending with the Registrar of Labour; if so, what are the names of each trade union whose application is still pending; (3) (a) which trade unions registered in the teaching or education sector have previously failed to submit annual audited financial reports to the Registrar of Labour as required by the Labour Relations Act, Act 66 of 1995, as amended, and (b) of those unions, how many annual audited financial reports are still outstanding; (4) have any trade unions registered in the teaching or education sector been declared insolvent, liquidated and placed under administration and/or business rescue and/or any other related intervention in the past five financial years; if so, (a) which trade unions and (b) what is the current status in each case?

Reply:

1. The Registrar does not ‘audit’ trade union membership figures but does verify them in cases where trade unions may be parties to a bargaining council in terms of section 49 of the Labour Relations Act. The following figures are therefore the figures submitted by the respective trade unions to the office of the Registrar.

 

No

Name of Union

Membership Figures

Year of Submission

1

Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (HOSPERSA)

1 462

2015

2

National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU)

19 910

2016

3

National Professional Teachers’ Associations of South Africa (NAPTOSA)

52 864

2016

4

National Public Service Workers Union (NPSWU)

9 757

2015

5

National Teachers Union (NATU)

30 979

2015

6

National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (NUPSAW)

2515

2016

7

Public and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (PAWUSA)

10 938

2015

8

Public Servants Association of South Africa (PSA)

8778

2016

9

South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU)

248 364

2016

10

Suid Afrikaanse Onderwysers Unie (SAOU)

36 422

2016

11

United National Public Service Association of South Africa and Allied Workers Union ( UNIPSAWU)

225

2016

12

Academic and Professional Staff of the University of South Africa (APSA-UNISA)

663

2015

13

Academic Staff Association of Wits University (ASAWU)

757

2016

14

The University of Cape Town Academics' Union (UCTAU)

616

2015

15

Administrative, Library and Technical Staff Association (ALTSA)

526

2016

16

University of Kwazulu-Natal Staff Union (UKSU)

1216

2016

17

University of Cape Town Employees Union

1128

2016

18

University of Pretoria Workers' Organisation (UPWO)

534

2016

19

Union of Personnel of the University of the Free State (UVPERSU))

1022

2016

20

University and Allied Workers Union (UAWU)

248

2016

21

University of the Western Cape Employees Union (UWCEU)

575

2016

22

Cape Peninsula University Employees Union

526

2016

23

United Herzlia Schools Teachers Association (UHSTA)

199

2016

24

Private Schools and Allied Workers Union (PRISAWU)

104

2015

25

South African Abet Educators Union (SAAEU)

950

2015

26

Professional Educators Union (P.E.U)

10408

2016

27

College Workers Union of South Africa

80

2016

 

TOTAL

441 766

 

2. There are no applications for registration is pending in the office of the Registrar.

3. The following trade unions, in the table below, have failed to submit annual audited financial statements for 2015.

No

Name of Union

Membership Figures

Year of Audit

1

Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (HOSPERSA)

1 462

2015

2

National Public Service Workers Union (NPSWU)

9 757

2015

3

National Teachers Union (NATU)

30 979

2015

4

Public and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (PAWUSA)

10 938

2015

5

Academic and Professional Staff of the University of South Africa (APSA-UNISA)

663

2015

6

The University of Cape Town Academics' Union (UCTAU)

616

2015

7

Private Schools and Allied Workers Union (PRISAWU)

104

2015

8

South African Abet Educators Union (SAAEU)

950

2015

4. There are no registered trade unions in the teaching or education sector that have been declared insolvent, placed under administration and/or under business rescue in the past five years. (b) These cases are being attended to by the Registrar.

21 July 2017 - NW1892

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her appointed transaction advisors for tenders in the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2016; if so, (i) who were the transaction advisors that were appointed for the tenders, (ii) for which tenders were they appointed, (iii) what was the pricing for the tenders in question and (iv) what amount were the transaction advisors paid?

Reply:

Only the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) appointed a transaction adviser for a tender in the period 01 January 2012 – 31 December 2012 and the details are as follows;

01 JANUARY 2012 – 31 DECEMBER 2012

 
   

Who were the transaction advisors that were appointed for the tenders?

(b)(ii) For which tenders were they appointed.

(b) (iii) What was the pricing for the tenders in question.

(b) (iv) What amounts were the transaction advisors paid?

Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA)

 

Grant Thornton THL Consulting (Pty)

Share Point installation and utilisation.

and

Business Continuity Model.

R3 434 952.00.

R2 724 372.00.

R74 856.96.

  • For the period 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2016, there were No Transaction advisors that were appointed in any of the entities.

19 July 2017 - NW1803

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) Which entities reporting to her (a) have a board in place and (b) do not have a board in place, (i) of those that have a board, (aa) when was each individual board member appointed and (bb) when is the term for each board lapsing and (ii) how many (aa) board members are there in each board and (bb) of those board members of each entity are female; (2) with reference to entities that do not have boards in place, (a) who is responsible for appointing the board and (b) when will a board be appointed?

Reply:

1) As the Department of Labour, we have Advisory Boards.

Entity

(aa)

when was each individual member appointed?

(bb)

when is term for each board member lapsing?

(ii) (aa)

how many board members are there in each board?

(ii)(bb)

How many of those board members of each entity are female?

COMPENSATION FUND

01/2014

12/2017

16

3

UIF

10/2014

Chairperson 02/2016

09/2017

Chairperson 01/2019

13

1

NEDLAC

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

PRODUCTIVITY SA

11/2014

Chairperson 02/2015

10/2019

Chairperson 01/2020

7

4

Employment services board

07/2016

06/2021

13

3

CCMA

10/2014- 7members

12/2015- 1 member

04/2016- 1 member

05/2017- chairperson

10/2017

Chairperson 04/2020

10

1

2) (a) Advisory Boards are nominated through NEDLAC Constituencies and are appointed by the Minister.

22 June 2017 - NW1727

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether any staff of (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her were awarded any contracts or agreements to conduct business with any state entity in the (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17 financial years; if so, what are the (aa) names and (bb) professional designations of the staff members and (cc) details of the contract(s) and/or agreement(s) awarded and (dd) amounts in each case?

Reply:

Entity

(aa) Names of staff members awarded contracts

(bb) Professional designation of the staff members awarded contracts

(cc) Details of the contract and/or agreements awarded

(dd) The total amount for each contract

2014/15 FINANCIAL YEAR

DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

COMPENSATION FUND

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

UIF

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

NEDLAC

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

PRODUCTIVITY SA

Neo Lekaowa

Senior Business Consultant

Detergent Manufacturing Business

R8660

SEE

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

CCMA

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

Minister of Labour to respond:

Entity

(aa) Names of staff members awarded contracts

(bb) Professional designation of the staff members awarded contracts

(cc) Details of the contract and/or agreements awarded

(dd) The total amount for each contract

2015/16 FINANCIAL YEAR

DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

COMPENSATION FUND

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

UIF

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

NEDLAC

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

PRODUCTIVITY SA

Neo Lekaowa

Senior Business Consultant

Detergent Manufacturing Business

R51 925

SEE

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

CCMA

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

Minister of Labour to respond:

Entity

(aa) Names of staff members awarded contracts

(bb) Professional designation of the staff members awarded contracts

(cc) Details of the contract and/or agreements awarded

(dd) The total amount for each contract

2016/17 FINANCIAL YEAR

DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

COMPENSATION FUND

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

UIF

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

NEDLAC

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

PRODUCTIVITY SA

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

SEE

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

CCMA

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

22 June 2017 - NW1595

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Labour

What number of jobs were lost due to automation in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

In the databases maintained by the Department of Labour the number of jobs lost specifically through automation is not indicated. However automation and digitisation, will certainly affect all workers in one way or the other, South Africa is no exception to this global trend.

22 June 2017 - NW1762

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Labour

Does (a) she, (b) her Deputy Minister or (c) any of the heads of entities or bodies reporting to her make use of security services paid for by the State for (i) him/herself, (ii) his/her immediate family members or (iii) any of their staff members; in each case (aa) what are the reasons for it, (bb) from which department or entity’s budget is the security services being paid, and (cc) what are the relevant details?

Reply:

 

Ministry of Labour

  1. (i)Yes

(ii)No

(iii)No

(aa) VIP protection

(bb) SAPS/DoL Ministry

(cc) SAPS: Compensation

DoL: Incidental costs

   

Deputy Ministry of Labour

  1. (i)Yes

(ii)No

(iii)No

(aa) VIP protection

(bb) SAPS/DoL Ministry

(cc) SAPS: Compensation

DoL: Incidental costs

   

Heads of Entities or bodies

(c) None

(aa) N/A

(bb) N/A

(cc) N/A

   

19 June 2017 - NW1169

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether, following the outcry by the Director-General of the Compensation Fund that the pace and magnitude of outcry for improving service delivery in the Compensation Fund is racing ahead of the entity’s control, she has taken any steps to assist the Compensation Fund to drastically improve its service delivery in order to ensure that social security is provided in line with sections 26 and 27 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Steps taken to assist the Compensation Fund to improve its service delivery include, but not limited;

1. The Introduction of CF-Filing;

The objective of the project improve the turn-a-round time for an employer to register with the Compensation Fund, submit Return of Earnings online, process an immediate online payment and receive the Letter of Good Standing. The project is at an advanced stage and will be launched before the end of 2017.

2. The Introduction of Online Claims System;

The Fund implemented a new claims management system in 2014. This has resulted in visible improvements in the Fund’s service delivery. The system provides an online platform for employers and medical service providers to submit claims on line which facilitates speedy adjudication of claims. Plans are in place to continue to enhance the system with the objective of improving the claims turnaround time.

3. Improving the Call Centre system;

A new and improved call centre system is in the process of being implemented. The objective is to implement a system that will ensure that the service from the call centre to the back office is well managed in order to ensure that inquiries are responded to in the shortest time possible.

4. Realigning the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) to enhance benefits and service delivery;

The process of aligning COIDA so that it is in-line with the 21st century environment in order to ensure that is capable of responding to the service delivery needs, is at an advanced stage. We will soon be asking Cabinet to give us approval to publish the draft COIDA Amendment Bill for public comment.

05 June 2017 - NW1273

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) What is the total number of employees of the Compensation Fund who are currently suspended, (b) what are the reasons for the suspension in each case and (c) what is the total number of the specified cases relating to fraud are currently under investigation?

Reply:

a) 30;

b) All 30 relate to allegations of fraud;

c) 89

05 June 2017 - NW1297

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)      What factors did her department take into consideration when deciding to grant 6% increase to her department’s inspection and enforcement services for the 2017-18 financial year; (2) whether she has found that the 6% increase for the 2017-18 financial year is sufficient to ensure that the labour inspectors of her department are (a) properly resourced and (b) capacitated to ensure that all labour market policies are complied with on the front line; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case? NW1439E

Reply:

1.  The 6% increase to Inspection and Enforcement Services was granted by National Treasury and not by the Department.

(2) No; the 6% increase for 2017/18 financial year is not sufficient to ensure that the labour inspectors are properly resourced and capacitated to ensure all labour market policies are complied with.

05 June 2017 - NW1296

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) Whether her department (a) has undertaken or (b) intends to undertake studies to determine the viability of allocating more money directly to the Unemployment Insurance Fund instead of to her department’s employment standards programme; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what were the outcomes in each case; (2) whether her department has put any mechanisms in place to monitor the outcomes of her department’s employment standards programme; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what factors did her department take into consideration when deciding to grant a 79% increase to the employment standards programme for the 2017-18 financial year?

Reply:

1. The Department has not undertaken and/or intends to undertake studies to determine the viability of allocating more money directly to the Unemployment Insurance Fund because the Fund has always been self-funding and as such it does not require any form of funding from the Department.

2. Yes, the monitoring mechanisms are based on the current performance management system.

3. The Department took into consideration amongst other things the human resources required for the monitoring; and successful implementation of the National Minimum Wage agreement.

05 June 2017 - NW1295

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

With reference to the increase of 54% in the work seeker services budget of her department’s Public Employment Service programme for the 2017-18 financial year, how much did it cost on average for each job placement made through the specified programme in the (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17 financial years?

Reply:

Firstly it is important to correct the statement/perception that the increase for 2017/18 financial year for Public Employment Services is by 54%. The actual increase for is a mere 2%.

 a) R4, 438.00

 b) R3, 875.00

05 June 2017 - NW1226

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her has (i) procured any services from and/or (ii) made any payments to the Decolonisation Foundation; if not, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (aa) services were procured, (bb) were the total costs, (cc) is the detailed breakdown of the costs, (dd) was the total amount paid, (ee) was the purpose of the payments and (ff) is the detailed breakdown of the payments in each case?

Reply:

1. (a) (i) No.

(a) (ii) No.

(aa) Not Applicable

(bb) Not Applicable

(cc) Not Applicable

(dd) Not Applicable

(ee) Not Applicable

(ff) Not Applicable

01 June 2017 - NW1137

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)What was the (a) total expenditure and (b) detailed breakdown of the expenditure of Productivity SA in the (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17 financial years; (2) what is the projected budget for Productivity SA for the 2017-18 financial year; (3) what was the staff complement of Productivity SA for the 2016-17 financial year

Reply:

(1) (a) The detailed breakdown of the 2014/15 and 2015/16 information can be gleaned in the Productivity South Africa’s Audited Financial statements and/or the Annual Reports that were tabled in Parliament in the periods in question.

(b) (i), (ii) & (iii) Detailed breakdown for 2016/17 is currently being audited and as such it will be premature and improper to provide such information at this stage. However the information will be provided in the Productivity South Africa/s Audited Financial Statements and/or in the 2016/17 Annual Report as prescribed.

(2) The projected budget for Productivity SA for 2017/18 Financial Year is in the region of R177 million.

(3) The staff complement of Productivity South Africa for the 2016/17 financial year is currently being audited and as such it will be premature to provide such information at this stage. However, the detailed information in this regard will be tabled in Parliament in August 2017 as prescribed.

01 June 2017 - NW1138

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

What was the total amount spent by the (a) National Economic Development and Labour Council, (b) Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, (c) Productivity SA, (d) Unemployment Insurance Fund, (e) Compensation Fund and (f) her department on total legal costs in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

(a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f); The information that the Honourable Member is seeking is currently going through an audit process in order to ensure its accuracy. However, the Entities and the Department will gladly provide such information in their respective 2016/17 Annual reports which will be tabled in Parliament in August 2017 as prescribed in the PFMA.

01 June 2017 - NW1136

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)(a) What was the total expenditure of Supported Employment Enterprises in the 2016-2017 financial year, (b) what is the total staff compliment of Supported Employment Enterprises and (c) what was the total spend on marketing, advertising, and sales incentives by Supported Employment Enterprises; (2) What is the total (a) budget of Supported Employment Enterprises and (b) marketing-advertising budgets for the Supported Employment Enterprises in the 2017-18 financial year?

Reply:

1. (a) The information that the Honourable Member is seeking is currently going through an audit process in order to ensure its accuracy. However, we will gladly provide such information in the 2016/17 Annual report which will be tabled in Parliament in August 2017 as prescribed in the PFMA.

(2) (a) The total budget for Supported Enterprises is R141 million and

(b) Marketing-advertising budgets is R4.4 million

18 April 2017 - NW842

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) Whether she and/or her department is aware of the formation and operation of the Workers Association Union; if so, (a) who formed the specified trade union and (b) on what date was the specified trade union formed; (2) whether she requested an inquiry into the formation and operation of the specified trade union; if not, why not in each case; if so, (a) did she use State funding to conduct the investigation and (b) will she make the results of the inquiry available to Mr IM Ollis; (3) whether she has found that members of the Executive were involved in the formation and/or operation of the trade union; if so, (a) which members of the Executive are involved and (b) in what capacity in each case; (4) whether her department has requested to view the financial statements of the trade union; if not, why not; if so, what are the sources of funding of the trade union?

Reply:

1. I am advised that the Workers Association Union (WAU) has since been deregistered

2. Not that I am aware of;

3. Not that I am aware of;

4. Not that I am aware of;

18 April 2017 - NW927

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Mackay, Mr G to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) Whether there is any position of (a) chief executive officer, (b) chief financial officer and/or (c) chief operating officer that is currently vacant in each entity reporting to her; if so, (i) how long has each specified position been vacant and (ii) what is the reason for each vacancy; (2) have the vacancies been advertised; if so, (a) were interviews done and (b) on what date will the vacancies be filled; (3) (a) what is the total number of persons who are currently employed in the specified positions in an acting capacity, (b) for what period has each person been acting in each position and (c) has any of the specified persons applied for the positions?

Reply:

Minister’s Responses in Matrix;

 

1) Whether there is any position of (a) chief executive officer, (b) chief financial officer and/or (c) chief operating officer that is currently vacant in each entity.

ENTITIES REPORTING TO THE MINISTER

  1. (a) – CEO.

(1)(b) – CFO.

(1)(c) – COO.

NEDLAC.

No current vacancy.

No current vacancy

No current vacancy

(1)(i).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

(1)(ii).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

(2)(a) & (b).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

(3) (a), (b) & (c).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

CCMA.

No current vacancy.

No current vacancy

No current vacancy

(1)(i).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

(1)(ii).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

(2)(a) & (b).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

(3) (a), (b) & (c).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

PRODUCTIVITY SA.

No current vacancy.

No current vacancy.

No current vacancy.

(1)(i).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

(1)(ii).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

(2)(a).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

(2)(b).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

(3)(a), (b) & (c).

N/a.

N/a.

N/a.

COMPENSATION FUND.

No current vacancy.

No current vacancy.

Currently vacant.

(1)(i).

N/a.

N/a.

6 months.

(1)(ii).

N/a.

N/a.

Resignation.

(2)(a).

N/a.

N/a.

Advertised & interviews done.

(2)(b).

N/a.

N/a.

01 June 2017.

(3) (a), (b) & (c).

N/a.

N/a.

No acting appointment.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUND.

No current vacancy.

No current vacancy.

Currently vacant.

(1)(i).

N/a.

N/a.

4 months.

(1)(ii).

N/a.

N/a.

Promotion.

(2)(a).

N/a.

N/a.

Advertised & Interviews – 04 May 2017.

(2)(b).

N/a.

N/a.

01 July 2017 – anticipated.

(3)(a).

N/a.

N/a.

01 person acting.

(3)(b).

N/a.

N/a.

04 months.

(3)(c).

N/a.

N/a.

Yes – person acting has applied for this post.

03 April 2017 - NW694

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Grootboom, Mr GA to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)Did (a) her department or (b) any entity reporting to her participate in the Dialogue with the President: Unpacking of the SONA 2017 on Radical Economic Transformation Implementation event hosted at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, Durban, on 25 February 2017; if so, what amount was spent in each case; (2) did (a) her department or (b) any entity reporting to her participate in the auction of the (i) souvenirs or (ii) personal belongings of the President of the Republic, Mr Jacob G Zuma; if so, (aa) which items were purchased and (bb) at what cost, in each case?

Reply:

1. No

2. No

27 March 2017 - NW458

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether her department procured any services from and/or made any payments to:- a) Mr Mzwanele Manyi; b) the Progressive Professionals Forum; c) the Decolonisation Fund; and/ or d) the Black Business Council if not, in each case, why not; if so, what:- (i) services were procured; (ii) was the total cost; (iii) is the detailed breakdown of such costs (iv) was the total amount paid, (v) was the purpose of the payments and (vi) is the detailed breakdown of such payments in each case?

Reply:

1. No services were procured from the above-mentioned service providers.

15 March 2017 - NW397

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

What are the names of (a) each National Economic Development and Labour Council member in each of the four chambers and (b) the organisations that each of the specified members represent?

Reply:

 

DEVELOPMENT CHAMBER DELEGATES

NO.

NAME & SURNAME

CONSTITUENCY

ORGANISATION

1

FaniXaba

Business

BUSA

2

Mpumalanga Myataza

Business

BUSA

3

ZinziMgolodela

Business

BUSA

4

Kevin Cowley

Business

BUSA

5

Nomsa Kula

Business

BUSA

6

SharnaJohardien

Business

BUSA

7

ThamiSkenjana

Business

BBC

8

Zama Ndaba

Business

BBC

9

TafadzwaMupeti

Business

BBC

10

Philip Maseko

Business

BBC

11

PhilaFakude

Business

BUSA

12

Herman Tsebe

Community

DPSA

13

Lucas Qakaza

Community

SANCO

14

Lawrence Bale

Community

SANACO

15

Laura Kganyago

Community

WNC

16

MaloseRamashala

Community

FSCC

17

ThulaneMabuza

Community

SANACO

18

Tumelo Zwane

Community

SAYC

19

ThethiswaMakaya

Community

DPSA

20

Adam Mthombeni

Government

DPW

21

Catherine Mavi

Government

DPW

22

NgubeThokwana

Government

DHS

23

NolwaziMgibe

Government

DPW

24

CJ Abrahams

Government

DPW

25

Devan Pillay

Government

DPW

26

Nyanisile Jack

Government

COGTA

27

Shirley Lloyd

Government

DHET

28

Matthew Parks

Labour

COSATU

29

Godfrey Selematsela

Labour

FEDUSA

30

Tom Bacote

Labour

NACTU

31

Busisiwe Mnisi

Labour

NACTU

32

MaloseKutumela

Labour

NACTU

33

LuthandoBrukwe

Labour

COSATU

34

LebogangMulaisi

Labour

COSATU

35

Mpho Kekana

Labour

NACTU

36

Brenda Modise

Labour

FEDUSA

LABOUR MARKET CHAMBER DELEGATES

NO.

NAME & SURNAME

CONSTITUENCY

ORGANISATION

1

KaizerMoyane

Business

BUSA

2

Elize van der Westhuizen

Business

BUSA

3

Jonathan Goldberg

Business

BUSA

4

Lucio Trentini

Business

BUSA

5

MotsamaiMotlhamme

Business

BUSA

6

Tommy Oliphant

Business

BBC

7

Elias Monage

Business

BBC

8

SharnaJohardien

Business

BUSA

9

NavishaMitoo (Alternate)

Business

BBCBE

10

Dr Thuthula Balfour-Kaipa

Business

CHAMBER OF MINES

11

Aruna Ranchod

Business

BUSA

12

Jesse Doorasamy

Business

Group Five

13

Thembinkosi Mkalipi

Government

DoL

14

David Khumalo

Government

DoL

15

Ian Macun

Government

DoL

16

Ntsoaki Mamashela

Government

DoL

17

Setsomi Molapo

Government

DoL

18

Stephen Rathai

Government

DoL

19

Mbongeni Magula

Government

DoL

20

Masilo Lefika

Government

DoL

21

MduduziMbongwe

Labour

COSATU

22

BhabhaliKaMaphikela - Nhlapo

Labour

COSATU

23

Patrick Phelane

Labour

COSATU

24

Johan van Niekerk

Labour

FEDUSA

25

MajakhunameMphahlele

Labour

COSATU

26

MartleKeyter

Labour

FEDUSA

27

TumedisoModise

Labour

NACTU

28

Matthew Parks

Labour

COSATU

29

ZanoxoloMpendu

Labour

NACTU

30

JanekWilimiec

Labour

UASA

31

Louisa Nett

Labour

COSATU

32

Mpho Kekana

Labour

NACTU

PUBLIC FINANCE AND MONETARY POLICY CHAMBER DELEGATES

NO.

NAME & SURNAME

CONSTITUENCY

ORGANISATION

1

Paul Bondi

Business

BUSA

2

Jeff Gable

Business

BUSA

3

Christo Van Der Reede

Business

BUSA

4

Olivier Serrao

Business

BUSA

5

Tyson Sibanda

Business

BUSA

6

StravrosNicolaou

Business

BUSA

7

SelloRasethaba

Business

BBC

8

George Sebulela

Business

BBC

9

Jesse Doorasamy

Business

BBC

10

SelvanNaicker

Business

BBC

11

Hamlet Hlomendini

Business

BUSA

12

Raymond Masoga

Government

National Treasury

13

OlanoMakhubela

Government

National Treasury

14

Basil Maseko

Government

National Treasury

15

Ismail Momoniat

Government

National Treasury

16

Sidney Kgara

Labour

NEHAWU

17

GodukileMacatha

Labour

NUM

18

Matthew Parks

Labour

COSATU

19

Jan Mahlangu

Labour

COSATU

20

Louise Nett

Labour

COSATU

21

SekgotaPhochana

Labour

NACTU

TRADE AND INDUSTRY CHAMBER DELEGATES

NO.

NAME & SURNAME

CONSTITUENCY

ORGANISATION

1

Johan Pienaar

Business

AGRISA

2

Nico Vermeulen

Business

BUSA

3

DanieJordaan

Business

BUSA

4

Michael Lawrence

Business

NCRF

5

John Purchase

Business

AGBIZ

6

HenkLangenhoven

Business

COM

7

DanisaBaloyi

Business

NBBC

8

Olivier Serrao

Business

BUSA

9

Tyson Sibanda

Business

BUSA

10

Kurt Moore

Business

SALBA

11

Gregory Mofokeng

 

BBC

12

Angela Dick

Business

TRANSMAN

13

Deidre Penfold

Business

CAIA

14

Zama Ndaba

Business

BUSA

15

MluGanto

Business

BUSA

16

Faried Adams

Government

DTI

17

Tendani Ramulongo

Government

DTI

18

Jan Magoro

Government

DTI

19

Niki Kruger

Government

DTI

20

TshifhiwaMahosi

Government

DTI

21

MzikayiseMgijima

Government

DTI

22

Tony Ehrenreich

Labour

COSATU

23

Ashley Benjamin

Labour

FEDUSA

24

Abraham Daniels

Labour

COSATU

25

Etienne Vlok

Labour

SACTWU

26

Tony Franks

Labour

NACTU

27

MpheaneLepaku

Labour

COSATU

28

MolefeRadinne  

Labour

COSATU

29

NokanyoYolwa

Labour

COSATU

END

15 March 2017 - NW398

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) Whether the SA Police Service submitted a full report on the forensic audit into alleged financial mismanagement at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) by the former Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer and others to (a) her and (b) NEDLAC by 23 February 2017; if not, in each case, (i) why not and (ii) by what date is the specified police report expected; if so, (2) Will she provide a copy of the police report to Mr. I M Ollis; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

 

  1. In terms of the NEDLAC forensic investigation case no CAS132/1/015, NPA has informed NEDLAC that the matter is receiving attention and that the provisional report that was to be finalised on the 24th February 2017, has not been completed. The NPA has promised that NEDLAC will be advised in due course when the report is ready.

15 March 2017 - NW399

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

Did her (a) department or (b) Ministry pay for any (i) travel or (ii) subsistence costs for any international trips undertaken by any Member of Parliament in the 2016 calendar year; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, what are the (aa) names, (bb) amount spent, (cc) purpose of the trip and (dd) any further relevant details?

Reply:

The Department / Minister of Labour did not pay for any Member of Parliament.

15 March 2017 - NW362

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Terblanche, Ms JF to ask the Minister of Labour

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) her and (ii) her deputy (aa) in the (aaa) 2014-15 and (bbb) 2015-16 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2016?

Reply:

(a) Toyota, Audi & Jeep

(b) Fortuner 3.0 D. A 6 & Grand Cherokee 3.0 D

(c) Toyota Fortuner = R469 450.88, Audi A 6 = R513 508.08 and Jeep R899 241.00

(d) Toyota Fortuner 21 July 2014, Audi A 6 23 July 2014 and Jeep 21

February 2017

(i) Replacement of the Minister’s old vehicle

(ii) New vehicles for newly appointed Deputy Minister

(aa) (aaa) 2014 / 2015 Financial Year

(bbb) 2015 / 2016 Financial Year, there was not procurement done

(bb) Since 1 April 2016, Jeep Grand Cherokee for the replacement of the Minister’s old vehicle

10 January 2017 - NW2696

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Labour

What is the total cost of producing one artisan for each skilled trade?

Reply:

I am not in a position to provide you with the cost associated with training of artisans in the country as I am no longer responsible for skills development. The function was transferred to the Department of Higher Education as from 01st April 2010.

05 January 2017 - NW2690

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)Whether the acting Registrar of Labour Relations: Trade Unions took any remedial action by approaching the court to enforce the Labour Court order handed down on 9 October 2015 against the leadership of the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers’ Union for allegedly failing to table full, legally audited financial statements and minutes showing the adoption of such financial statements; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

Reply:

(1) No; because CEPPAWAWU complied with the Court Order handed on 09 October 2015. Therefore there was no compelling reason for the Registrar of Labour Relations to do so.

(2) whether she has taken any steps against the specified acting registrar for failing to take any remedial action in this regard; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3181E

MINISTER'S RESPONSE

(2) No; because there was no compelling reason for Registrar of Labour Relations to take any remedial action by approaching the court to enforce the Labour Court order handed down on 9 October 2015 against the leadership of the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers’ Union for allegedly failing to table full, legally audited financial statements and minutes showing the adoption of such financial statements. Therefore there is no legal reason for me to take any steps against the Registrar of Labour Relations.

05 January 2017 - NW2689

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) Whether the acting Registrar of Labour Relations: Trade Unions accepted the financial statements of the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (CEPPWAWU) for each of the (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2013-14 financial years; if not, (i) for which of the specified financial years were the specified financial statements not accepted and (ii) why not, in each case;

Reply:

(1) The following financial statements of CEPPWAWU were submitted and accepted by the Registrar of Labour Relations:

(a) 2010 - 2011

(b) 2011 - 2012

(c) 2012 - 2013

(d) 2013 - 2014 (under construction, therefore not yet submitted)

(i) not applicable

(ii) not applicable

(2) whether the specified acting registrar accepted the minutes of the meeting of the National Executive Committee of the CEPPWAWU held on 14 January 2016 where the financial statements were allegedly tabled; if so, (a) why did the acting registrar accept the minutes of the specified meeting despite the Labour Court judgment handed down on 15 April 2016 that the financial statements were not compliant with the CEPPWAWU’s rules and labour legislation and (b) what are the further relevant details;

MINISTER'S RESPONSE

(2) The Registrar of Labour Relations accepted the CEPPAWAWU NEC minutes of the meeting held on 14 January 2016.

(a) There was no reason compelling the Registrar of Labour not to accept or reject the minutes referred to. The minutes referred to were brought to the Registrar's attention during the course of February 2016. Therefore the Labour Court judgement of 15 April 2016 had no bearing on decision of the Registrar of Labour Relations whether to accept or reject the minutes of 14 January 2016.

(3) whether each of the financial statements were fully audited in terms of sections 25(5) and 98(2) of the Labour Relations Act, Act 66 of 1995, as amended; if not, in each case, why not; if so, did CEPPWAWU comply with its own constitution in this regard;

MINISTER'S RESPONSE

(3) In as far as it relates to the question and information submitted by CEPPAWAWU to the Registrar of Labour Relations, the financial statements submitted were fully audited in terms of section 25(5) and 98(2) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 and CEPPAWAWU complied with its own constitution.

(4) whether she has taken any steps against any member of the leadership of CEPPWAWU for allegedly failing to comply with Labour Court orders dated (a) 9 October 2015 and (b) 15 April 2016 in terms of failing to table full, legally audited financial statements and minutes showing the adoption of such financial statements; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3180E

MINISTER'S RESPONSE

Assuming that "she" refers to me, it important to note that in terms of the provisions of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995, the Minister does not have any legal powers to reprimand any registered Trade Union or Employer Organization other than engage the Trade Union or Employer Organization as a stakeholder.

However if the "she" refers to the Registrar of Labour Relations, it is important to note that the Registrar of Labour Relations is a "he".

(a) CEPPAWAWU complied with the Court Order handed on 09 October 2015. Therefore there was no compelling reason for me to engage the leadership of CEPPAWAWU or the Registrar of Labour Relations to take any steps against the leadership of CEPPAWAWU.

(b) In terms of the information submitted to the Registrar of Labour Relations during the course of February 2016, CEPPAWAWU tabled full, legal audited financial statements and minutes showing the adoption of such financial statements. During the course of February 2016 there was no compelling reason for me to engage the leadership of CEPPAWAWU or the Registrar of Labour Relations to take any steps against the leadership of CEPPAWAWU. However I am not suggesting that now there is such a compelling reason to engage or take steps against the leadership of CEPPAWAWU; because such a decision legally falls within the discretion of the Registrar of Labour Relations.

I am advised though that the Registrar of Labour Relations is awaiting the release of the transcript of the alleged judgement of 15 April 2016. Thereafter he will study the content of the judgement and take a decision on how to deal with the matter; because the alleged judgement deals with a number of issues which may or not directly/indirectly assist him in executing his duties in as far as it relates to the question raised.

24 November 2016 - NW2524

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

Why was a certain person (name furnished) appointed as the Chairperson of the Governing Body of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) for a period of five years as opposed to a three year period as prescribed by section 116 of the Labour Relations Act, Act 66 of 1995, as amended; (2) Did the National Economic Development and Labour Council nominate the specified person for the specified position; if not, why was the specified person appointed without compliance with the specified Act; if so; (3) Will she furnish Mr IM Ollis with a copy of the mandate?

Reply:

1. The appointment of the Chairperson of the Governing Body of the CCMA for a period of five years was done in error, and the matter was reported by the Department to the Portfolio Committee. The Department is aware that section 116 of the Labour Relations Act specifies a three year appointment period and steps have been taken to rectify the situation so as to bring the period of appointment in line with the Act.

2. The National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) did nominate two candidates for the position of Chairperson of the CCMA Governing Body and requested the Minister to consider the nominees. This was done in writing by the Executive Director of NEDLAC in August 2013.

3. The mandate for the appointment of the Chairperson of the CCMA Governing Body is contained in section 116 of the Labour Relations Act. Further information relating to the functioning of the CCMA Governing Body is contained in Schedule 3 to the Labour Relations Act.

END

18 November 2016 - NW2390

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Maynier, Mr D to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)What is the name of her department’s newly appointed attaché in Geneva, Switzerland; (2) whether her department incurred any costs with regard to the (a) resettlement and/or (b) procurement of office furniture for the specified person; if not, in each case, (i) why not and (ii) what is the position in this regard; if so, what was the (aa) total expenditure and (bb) detailed breakdown of such expenditure in each case?

Reply:

1) A. Mr Kgomotso Letoaba.

2a.(ii) Yes. This was effected in accordance with the Foreign Service dispensation as determined by the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA).

2(aa). CHF 5 229..42 (once off)

2(bb). As above

2b. There was no need to procure new office furniture for the new Attaché. The furniture currently being used by the new attaché is the same used by the previous Attaché. There are therefore no costs associated with the matter.

31 October 2016 - NW1809

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

Are there any (a) building restrictions or (b) legal constraints preventing the contractors from continuing the work on the M1/Grayston Drive pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge in Johannesburg, Gauteng; if not, (i) why has work on the bridge halted, (ii) why has the inquiry into the collapse of the specified bridge been delayed until March 2017, (iii) who gave the instructions for the specified inquiry to be delayed for so long and (iv) why could the expert not appear before inquiry in the next few weeks to answer the new set of questions and allow the enquiry to continue?

Reply:

(a) Yes 

(b) Yes  

(i) Safest method to build bridge not agreed to by all parties.

(ii) Waiting for outstanding information from the investigating team of the parties involved.  The second cause of delay is the non availability of the counsel team of the parties involved.

(iii) The Presiding Inspector

(iv) An agreement was reached between all parties relating to the new date for the appearance of the witness.

NW2117E

31 October 2016 - NW2166

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether the specified inspection at the Sebenza Police Station was conducted since her reply to question 1436 on 24 May 2016; if not, why not; if so, what were the findings of the specified investigation?

Reply:

A Department of Labour Inspector visited Sebenza Police Station at 64 Mopedi Road, Sebenza, to conduct an inspection and the following was observed: the toilet facilities were in good order, General condition of offices were acceptable, electrical installation did not have exposed wires. It was however found that: there is no first aid box/kit and no competent person to administer first aid; the fire fighting equipment are not serviced; copy of the act (Occupational Health and Safety Act) was not accessible to staff and the user of the premises failed to provide certificate of compliance for electrical installation. A contravention notice was issued to the employer.

31 October 2016 - NW2301

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Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether any (a) internal and/or (b) external forensic reports pertaining to (i) her department and/or (ii) each entity reporting to her were completed from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what is the (aa) name, (bb) subject matter and (cc) date of conclusion of each of the specified forensic reports?

Reply:

(a)  Yes,

(b) Yes

(i)&(II) Seen attached table for details,

(aa) See accompanying table

(bb) see accompanying table

(cc) see accompanying table

31 October 2016 - NW2167

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Labour

With reference to her reply to question 1434 on 11 July 2016, what were the findings with regard to the structural damage?

Reply:

With reference to her reply to question 1434 on 11 July 2016, what were the findings with regard to the structural damage? NW2487E

Investigation that was conducted on 21/10/2016 in Kempton Park at Edleen Primary School situated on corner of Klipspringer and Parklands drive in Ester Park. The inspector conducted an inspection at the above mentioned primary school at which there was a complaint of structural damage to the building. The main block, housing the boys toilets, have been locked due to a crack on the wall. Housekeeping of the store rooms in the classes is not being maintained and majority of classes have roof leaks. The inspectors were accompanied by the deputy principal Mr Ryno Rheeder and an employee, Mr Kennedy Ramoshaba, during the Inspection. Due to roof leaks, ceilings in various areas are no longer in a good condition. Toilet facilities were recently renovated and are in good condition, however, four of the toilets demarcated for the school boys are not in use due to cracks in the wall. There are five classes containing possible asbestos related material being used that are not in a good condition, the alleged asbestos walls are however painted, thus limiting the possible risk. The school needs to prioritise the assessment of those five classes containing alleged asbestos material. The School has been requested to furnish the inspector with an action plan that will be communicated to all the relevant stakeholders. A Contravention Notice has been issued relating to matters of non compliance. A follow up will be conducted in 30 November 2016 due to the fact that schools will be closed for December holidays.

28 October 2016 - NW2062

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Labour

Human Resource Management (1) Whether each Head of Department (HOD) of her department signed a performance agreement since their appointment; if no!, (a) what is the total number of HODs who have not signed performance agreements, (b) what is the reason in each case, (c) what action has she taken to rectify the situation and (d) what consequences will the specified HOD face for failing to sign the performance agreements; if so, (i) when was the last performance assessment of each HOD conducted and (ii) what were the results in each case; (2) whether any of the HODs who failed to sign a performance agreement received a performance bonus since their appointment; if not, what Is the position in this regard; if so, (a).at what rate and (b) what criteria were used to determine the specified rate; (3) whether any of the HODs who signed a performance agreement received a performance bonus since their appointment; if so, (a) at what rate and (b) what criteria were used lo determine the rate? NW2373E

Reply:

Response regarding Performance Management of the Head of Department of labour (HOD)

1. (a) None

(i) 2015116

(ii) Satisfactory

2. None;

3. None

28 October 2016 - NW2027

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Prof B Bozzoli (DA) to ask the Minister of labour.

What formal qualifications does each of her department's (a)(i) Chief Financial Officers and/or (ii) acting Chief Financial Officers and (b)(i) Directors-General and/or (ii) acting Directors-General possess?

Reply:

(a)(i) Chief Financial Officers

Department and Funds

Qualifications

  1. (aa) Department of Labour

Bachelor of Accounting Science

 

Honours in Accounting and Finance

   
  1. (aa) Unemployment Insurance Fund

Bachelor of Accounting Science

 

Honours in Business Administration

   
  1. (aa) Compensation

Bachelor of Accounting Science

 

Honours Bachelor of Commerce

 

Qualified as a Charted Accountant (SA)

(b) (i) Director General

Department and Funds

Qualifications

  1. (bb) Department of Labour

National Diploma in Chemical Engineering

 

Bachelor of Technology Degree in Chemical Engineering

 

Bachelor of Technology Degree in Environmental Health

 

Masters Degree in Business Leadership (MBL)

   

28 October 2016 - NW1745

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of labour

Whether she has conducted an investigation into allegations that staff members of the Port Elizabeth Labour Office are (a) claiming stress leave while working on their own businesses (b) being paid for sick leave for numerous years while processing unemployment insurance fund applications incorrectly and/or ( c) using any stale resources to conduct private business; if not, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, (i) what is the current status of each specified investigation (ii) what were the outcomes of each completed investigation and (iii) what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

(a) Yes

(b) Yes

(c) Yes

(i) Investigations in all respect on-going

(ii) Outcomes are pending

(iii) None

28 October 2016 - NW1707

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of labour

Whether Mr CDS Hunt's (ID number 641019m 515 6083) death claim lodged with the Compensation Commissioner (Claim Number G/84654/1/000305752/14) on 23 May 2014 has been finalised; if not, (a) why not, (bl what is the current status of the specified claim and (cl by when will the specified claim be finalised; if so, on what date was the (i) specified claim finalised, (ii) wife of the deceased informed of the finalisation of the specified claim and (iii) any compensation clue paid over to the wife of the deceased? NW1953E

Reply:

The claim has been finalized

(a) Not applicable,

(b) Finalized and

(c) Finalized on 20 October 2016;
(i) Claim finalized on 10 October 2016
(ii) Yes and
(iii) Yes

28 October 2016 - NW2165

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of labour

Whether the specified inspection at the Chloorkop Primary School was conducted since her reply to question 1435 on 24 May 2016; if not, why not; if so, what were the findings of the specified investigation? NW2485E

Reply:

1. Yes
(i) None compliance with certain provisions of the Asbestos Regulations

28 October 2016 - NW2147

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) (a) Why did her department's expenditure on advertising increase by R11 million from the 2014-15 to the 2015-16 financial year and {b) what is the detailed breakdown of the specified expenditure;

Reply:

(a) The increase in expenditure in the 2015/16 financial year was mainly as a result of an increase of advertising for awareness campaigns in respect of Labour Laws.

(b)

PURPOSE

PAYMENTS RO GCIS

Campaign: Employment Equity Awards

1,240,969.63

Campaign: Employment Equity Phase 2

662,754.96

Campaign: Child Labour

1,199,876.44

Campaign: Employment Equity Road Shows

907,578.84

Campaign: Domestic Worker Increases

495,083.45

Campaign: Domestic Wage Increases

327,121.77

Campaign: Domestic Wage Increases

230,033.30

Campaign: Farm Worker Wage Increases

152,047.04

Campaign: Farm Workers Wage Increases

2,194,133.55

Campaign: Domestic Wage Increase

3,093,239.20

Campaign: Employment Equity awards

137,756.87

Campaign: Labour Law Amendments

374,806.60

Total

11,015,401.65

(2) Why did her department's operating lease increase by R34, 6 million from the 2014-15 to the 2015-16 financial year?

Response

The reason for the increase is attributed to the outstanding lease payments lo the Department of Public Works; which were paid during the 2015/16 financial year after the Department of Public Works and my Department performed a reconciliation of the account

28 October 2016 - NW2097

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Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the Minister of Labour

What amount did (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her spend on advertising on the (I) Africa News Network 7 channel, (ii) SA Broadcasting Corporation (aa) television channels and (bb) radio stations, (iii) national commercial radio stations and (iv) community (aa) television and (bb) radio stations (aaa) in the 2015c16 financial year and (bbb) since 1 April 2016? NW2408E

11 July 2016 - NW1551

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) What amount did (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her spend on advertising in the 2015-16 financial year and (b) how much has (i) department and (ii) each entity reporting to her budgeted for advertising in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

ENTITIES REPORTING TO THE MINISTER OF LABOUR.

(a) (ii) ADVERTISING SPEND

2015/16.

(b) (ii)

ADVERTISING

BUDGET

2016/17.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUND.

R18, 638, 433.26.

R30, 542, 000.00.

PRODUCTIVITY SA.

R1, 537, 271.00.

R895, 000.00.

NEDLAC.

R55, 000.00.

R74, 000.00.

COMPENSATION FUND.

R55, 242, 874.00.

R60, 000, 000.00.

CCMA.

R2, 145, 285.09.

R715, 000.00.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR.

R 10 262 407.03

R 4 107 000.00

11 July 2016 - NW1462

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Labour

whether the (a) Chloorkop Primary School in Kempton Park in Gauteng and (b) the Gauteng Department of Education have adhered fully to her department’s asbestos Regulations, 2001, Government notice 155 of 10 February 2002; if not, in each case, which aspects of the specified regulations have not been adhered to; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether the specified (a) school and (b) provincial department undertook (i) initial assessments and (ii) follow up assessments in line with Regulation 7 of the specified regulations, which pertains to the assessment of potential exposure, since the commencement of the specified regulations; if not, in each case, (aa) why not and (bb) what action did her department take to ensure compliance; if so in each case, (aaa) on which date(s) were each of the assessment reports completed and (bbb) what were the findings; (3) whether her department has ever visited the specified (a) school and /or (b) provincial department since the commencement of the specified regulations to ensure full compliance; if not, why not in each case; if so, on what dates in each case?

Reply:

1. During the inspection, the focus was on the complaints relating to structures, facilities and electrical installation. There were no records that were found at school indicating the presence of asbestos and the Deputy Principal also indicated that she was not aware of any presence of asbestos at the school

2. An inspection was conducted at Chloorkop Primary School in Kempton Park on the 25th of May 2016 by two Occupational Health and safety inspectors. Certificate of compliance could not be provided to the inspectors because the health and safety file of the school was in the possession Principal who was not present at the time of inspection.

3. Contravention and Improvement notices were issued to all areas of noncompliance that were identified and a follow up inspection was scheduled on the 25th July 2016 by a Senior Specialist in occupational health and hygiene.

11 July 2016 - NW1434

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) (a) On what date did her department last conduct an inspection of the Edleen Primary School in Kempton Park, Gauteng, through the inspection and enforcement services in line with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 0f 1993, as amended, (b) what were the findings of the specified inspection and (c) how often is her department compelled by law to inspect work environment in line with (i) the specified Act and (ii) any other legislation; (2) (a) when will her department conduct such an inspection at the specified school, given the structural damage to the school’s building and (b) when will such a report be made public?

Reply:

(a) The Department scheduled inspection 30 days after the schools re-opening.

(b) Lack of trained first aid teachers,

Lack of clean ablution facilities;

Lack of Certificates of compliance in electrical installation

(c) There are no specified timeframes but informed by risk assessments that are done by the department from time to time.

i) Occupational health and Safety Act

06 July 2016 - NW1147

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the minister of Labour

(1) How many unemployed persons her department trained to instal solar energy systems in the 2015-16 financial year; (2) whether the specified training of the specified unemployed persons has been completed; if not, why not, if so, give details; (3) whether the specified persons are now being utilised for the installation of solar energy systems; if not, (a) why not and (b) for what purpose they are now being utilised; (4) what was the total amount of the costs applicable to this training project; (5) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(1)There were 300 unemployed persons trained on installation of solar energy systems during the mentioned financial year.

(2) the specified training of the specified unemployed persons has been completed with 294 trainees having received their certificates.

(3) the purpose of the training programme for the unemployed is to enhance their chances of integration into the labour market, however, efforts are being made to link the trained unemployed to available opportunities.

(4) the total training costs were R18,675 Million, the training has been co-funded by the Unemployed Insurance Fund (UIF) and Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority(EWSETA)

(5) statements were made during Budget Vote Debates both in the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces.

05 July 2016 - NW1516

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Basson, Mr LJ to ask the Minister of Labour

(1)Whether her department was approached by any political party for any form of funding (a) in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2)whether her department provided any form of funding to any political party (a) in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-15 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(1)The Department of Labour was not approached by any political party for any form of funding (a) in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016;

(2)(a) The Department of Labour did not provide any form of funding to any political party in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-15 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016.

(2)(b)The Department of Labour is funded by way of appropriation and therefore cannot fund any political party. NW1`687E

24 May 2016 - NW1426

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) (a) On what date did her department last conducted an inspection of the Sebenza Police Station, Gauteng, through the inspection and enforcement services in line with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993, as amended (b) what were the findings of the specified inspection and (c) how often is her department compelled by law to inspect work environments in line with (i) the specified Act and (ii) any other legislation; (2) (a) when will her department conduct such an inspection at the specified police station and (b) when will such a report be made public

Reply:

1. (a) There has been no inspection at Sebenza police Station.

    (b) Based on point 9a) above, there were no findings.

   (c) There is no stipulation in the Occupational Health and Safety Act regarding frequency of inspections for any workplace and there is no other legislation.

(2) (a) Inspection will be conducted on 24 May 2016.

(b) Inspection reports are not made public in terms of Section 36 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act as amended.