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08 June 2020 - NW956

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

What are the reasons that the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee website is out of date?

Reply:

Despite numerous reminders, SASCOC has not been able to furnish the Department with information required to respond to this question. . Most organisations are still closed due to National Lock Down due to Covid19

27 May 2020 - NW904

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

What criteria or formula did his department use to determine that a blanket amount of R20 000 would be paid out to each artist and athlete who successfully applied for funding from the Covid-19 Sports, Arts and Culture Relief Fund?

Reply:

The Department emphasised that this was relief funding. Loss of income varies from individuals/company to individuals/companies and the need for equitable distribution within the sector was necessary. The Department resolved that R20 000.00 will be a ceiling across the board as an appropriate amount based on available budget as this is relief and not compensation, and need to assist as many athletes and creatives as possible.

27 May 2020 - NW905

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(a) By what date does he envisage that team sports such as rugby, soccer and cricket, will be allowed to be practised in the Republic and (b) what mechanisms will his department put in place to ensure federations, leagues and clubs keep players of team sports safe from contracting Covid-19 while practising their respective sports?NW1191E

Reply:

a) The Government is already dealing with the matter of re-opening different sporting codes both non-contact and contact. This follows a series of meetings between the department and leaders of the sporting fraternity. A statement will be made at an appropriate time regarding this matter.

b) The Minister met with the Sporting sector on 17 March 2020 and articulated the responsibility entrusted to the sector in ensuring the protection of life during this time of the pandemic.

The Department has been communicating all COVID-19 related protocols to the Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) for onward transmission to the Sports Federations. Here the codes were encouraged to develop measures based on the risk-based strategy in dealing with the pandemic.

The website of the Department has updated information and stakeholders are encouraged to note details.

Federations have furnished the Department with reports of the measures they have taken to address this pandemic.

Some Federations have also developed and furnished the Department with operational guidelines for their codes of Sport based on the risk-adjusted strategy.

26 May 2020 - NW859

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) Which (a) athletes and (b) teams who (i) were ranked within the top 50 in the world and (ii) qualified to compete in the (aa) Olympic, (bb) Paralympic, (cc) Youth and/or (dd) Commonwealth Games were not selected to represent the Republic in each of the respective games; (2) what were the reasons that they were not selected to represent the Republic in each case; (3) which body and/or individuals determined that they would not participate?

Reply:

  1. SASCOC requires more time retrieve this information which is made difficult by the lockdown.

26 May 2020 - NW860

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(a) What total amount of funding has been given to the building of each sporting (i) museum and (ii) academy since 1994 and (b) where is each specified museum and academy situated?

Reply:

The Department has not provided any funding for the building of (i) museum and (ii) academy since 1994.

We are working on the National Training Centre which will be located in Bloemfontein, Free State Province, However, the Honourable Member this is not an academy but a High Performance Centre.

25 May 2020 - NW861

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) What (a) is the total amount of (i) salaries, (ii) allowances and (iii) bonuses that were paid by each national sports federation in the past three financial years and (b) are the names of each person such monies were paid to; (2) (a) what amount was spent by each national sports federation on (i) local and (ii) international trips, including (aa) flights, (bb) accommodation and (cc) subsistence allowance in the past three financial years and (b) what amount did each national sports federation spend on the development of their respective sports in the specified period?

Reply:

The National Federations are unable to provide the requested information due to the lockdown as they need to retrieve the information from the archives and records.

25 May 2020 - NW882

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Cachalia, Mr G K to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) Whether his department will offer any form of Covid-19 financial or other relief to small businesses; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether the Covid-19 financial or other relief will only be allocated to qualifying small businesses according to the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, Act 53 of 2003, as amended; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what statutory grounds and/or provisions does he or his department rely to allocate Covid-19 financial or other relief only to small businesses according to the specified Act and (b) what form of Covid-19 financial or other relief, if any, will be made available to other small businesses?

Reply:

1. The call for applications for the Relief Fund for artists included individuals, organisations and SMMEs.  SMMEs were not excluded from this call and therefore there has been an opportunity for small businesses to receive relief.

2. The COVID-19 relief fund was for all applicants and was not limited to small businesses governed by the BBBEE Act as specified in the question.

25 May 2020 - NW799

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

(1) Whether his department has taken any steps to implement his announcement that playhouses will be made available for artists to perform live streaming activities; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether the playhouses will be involved in creating online platforms; if so, how will it be put in practice as the sector does not render an essential service; (3) whether any partnerships have been forged with the SA Broadcasting Corporation to televise performances in addition to live streaming?

Reply:

1. Yes. The Directive was gazetted. The Director General had a meeting with the CEOs of Performing Arts Institutions and the legal team on the 9th May 2020 to address implementation.

2. Yes, if they have their own content or projects they need to implement. They will bring these to the attention of the Department; some have done so already, for consideration and inclusion in the relief programme of the Department.

3. Not yet, however engagements have been initiated and are ongoing in line with promotion of local content. The DG has held meetings and also wrote letters in this regard to all broadcasters.

18 May 2020 - NW707

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

With reference to the national address of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, on Tuesday, 21 April 2020, on the R500 billion rescue package in which forms of support have been extended to artists during the lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 without providing an amount that will be allocated to artists from the R500 billion lump sum, what (a) total amount was set aside for the entire Arts segment and (b) amount will be allocated to each sector within the Arts segment?

Reply:

a) The total amount set aside for the arts segment in the R500 billion rescue package has not been determined, however, the Department recently finalised its budget needs for consideration to be part of the rescue package

b) See (a) above

18 May 2020 - NW691

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

(1) What is the total cost of the litigation and/or legal fees for the National Library of South Africa during the period 1 January 2017 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; (2) what is the legal cost for each labour dispute and/or matter defended; (3) what are the relevant details of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) award on the CCMA matter of a certain person (name and details furnished); (4) (a) what was the outcome of the CCMA case against a certain person (name furnished) from the National Library of South Africa of whom the Board reported in November 2019 that the matter was resolved, (b) how was the specified matter resolved and (c) what total amount in legal fees was involved? NW893E

Reply:

1. Litigation costs from 1 January 2017 to date are as follows:

Year

Amount

2017

R 71, 383.70

2018

R 1, 807, 468.98

2019

R 2, 314, 626.18

2020

R 3, 901, 436.20

Total

R 8, 094, 915.15

 

2. The legal cost for each labour dispute are as follows:

Year

Litigation

Amount in Rands

October 2018 - September 2019

NLSA vs Executive Director: Corporate Services

R 579, 902.39

January 2018 - November 2019

NLSA vs Director: Centre for the Book

R 1, 696,950.27

April 2019 - August 2019

NLSA vs former National Librarian and CEO

R 1,663, 094.00

April 2018 to Date

NLSA vs Director: Human Resources

R 152, 121.96

April 2017 - August 2019

NLSA vs Director: Bibliographic Services and Collections Management

R 2, 798, 522.75

Total

R 6, 890, 591.37

3. The CCMA ruled in favor of the employee for Unfair Suspension.

Details of the ruling: The National Library of South Africa, the respondent has perpetrated an unfair labour practice in terms of section (186) (2)(b) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 as amended.

4. (a) On 30 September 2019 at conciliation, the employee withdrew his case after an agreement was reached that he would return to work on 01 November 2019.

(b) On 28 October 2019 the Board ruled that the employee’s return date would be deferred to 1 April 2020 in light of representation and resistance received by Management from internal and external stakeholders including Organised Labour.

(c) The total cost for the above matter is R 1 696 950.27.

18 May 2020 - NW753

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

(1) (a) Why the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) is in the horse racing business through its 100% ownership of a certain company (name and details furnished), whose sole asset is 388 088 shares in Phumelela Gaming & Leisure, (b) who are the directors of the specified company and (c) why have no audit reports of the company not yet been submitted to Parliament; (2) what are the reasons that the horse racing and/or jockey association have separate membership from the SA Equestrian Federation and SASCOC?

Reply:

1. SASCOC not in the horse racing business.

(a) According to the SASCOC; the listing of Phumelela Gaming on the stock exchange was conditional on shares being issued as part of an empowerment requirement. SASCOC was identified as one of the beneficiaries of these issues, which shares were issued at no cost to SASCOC.

A special vehicle investment company, Gride Investments (Pty) Ltd was formed by SASCOC to receive and hold the shares in Phumelela.

(b) The directors for the 2018/2020 financial year as reported are:-

  • Mr GN Sam (SASACOC Board President - resigned 31 December 2019)
  • Mrs MSI King (SASCOC Board member - resigned January 2020)
  • Mr JC Ellis (Independent)

(c) Gride Investment (Pty) Ltd has been audited every year in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards for Small and Medium-sized Entities and the requirements of the Companies Act of South Africa. The annual financial statements are published and approved by the General Assembly

2. SASCOC indicated that there is no reason why the horse racing and the jockey association cannot fall under the auspices of the SA Equestrian Federation. The federation has for some time been engaging to bring under its auspices, as an associate member, horse racing and the jockey association. This engagement is continuing

18 May 2020 - NW792

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

(1) (a) Who (i) authorised and (ii) signed off the printing of Simply Larry by the National Library of South Africa (NLSA), (b) was the decision in line with the rules of the NLSA publishing grant policy and (c) who decided to print 1 000 copies instead of 300 as policy dictates; (2) whether the biography that was printed falls within the scope of books authorised to be published under the NLSA grant; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether the biography belongs to a certain person (details furnished); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a) (i) The National Librarian and CEO

(ii) The Acting Director: Centre for the Book

(b). The decision to publish the manuscript was in-line with the Community Publishing Grant’s Guidelines for Special Projects. While the Community Publishing Grant focuses on fiction works, the Special Projects focus on non-fiction work that capture the history of our country not captured in conventional history books.

(c) The decision to published 1000 copies was dictated by the potential demand for the book in the market.

2. The biography falls within the scope of the Community Publishing Grant’s Special Projects as it focuses on non-fiction work that capture the history of our country not captured in conventional history books.

3. The biography tells the story of Father Laurence McDonnell, fondly known as Larry and his relationship with South African liberation struggle heroes.

18 May 2020 - NW793

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

(1) Whether there will be an additional opportunity for artists to apply for funding during the Covid-19 lockdown; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether artists who can provide proof that their applications were submitted before the cut-off date of 6 April 2020 will be considered for funding; if not, (a) why not and (b) can the artists appeal; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) (a) who selected the panels for both the Sports and Arts and Culture sectors, (b) what were the criteria for selecting the respective panels, (c)(i) who will be considered for the arts and culture funding and (ii) what criteria will be used, (d) what total number of artists will be accommodated and (e) on what date will the lists of (i) those who qualified for funding and (ii) the amounts they received be made available?

Reply:

1. A decision on an additional opportunity for artists to reapply is not under consideration for now. An engagement with industry stakeholders has taken place, which has contributed in guiding the approach. On 6th May 2020, we met with industry stakeholders, and the industry unanimously proposed that the Department finilise those that had initially applied but could not make it. Only after these agreed-upon processes are concluded, will additional steps be considered.

2. There is an appeal panel tasked with such responsibility.

(a) Note the response above

(b) Yes. We have appointed Advocate Steve Kekana, Advocate Nakedi Ribane and Ms Sibongile Nzimande to the appeal panel; they are seized with this task. An email address for appeals was set up and communicated as part of feedback to applicants.

3. (a) The Minister selected the panels

(b) Panelists were drawn from different backgrounds and as expertise in the Sports, Arts and Culture domains

(c) (i) All the people who will be recommended by the adjudication panel will receive funding

(ii) The criteria was made available from the commencement of the process of the COVID-19 relief fund. The criteria is broad-ranging and the full criteria is included, as an addendum, to this reply

(d) The total number will depend on the total number of artists who applied and succeeded

(e) (i)–(ii) The lists will be made available as and when the process is completed, or towards completion.

18 May 2020 - NW750

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

(1) Whether a certain person (name furnished) was dismissed by the National Library of South Africa (NLSA) on serious allegations; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what were the allegations, (b) for how long has the specified person been at home receiving a salary and (c) was someone paid an acting allowance in the position; (2) whether the person was reinstated; if so, (a) on what grounds, (b) what are the reasons that the NLSA did not challenge the matter and (c) what total amount has the case cost the NLSA; (3) whether the institution is facing any law suits in respect of the specified person; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

1. Yes, the staff member was dismissed on 7 August 2019. The staff member appealed the decision and it was ruled in the staff member’s favour.

(a) Allegations include acts of sexual harassment, victimisation and intimidation.

(b) Six months

(c) Yes

2. Yes, the person was reinstated

(a) The person was reinstated as a result of the outcome of the appeal

(b) The NLSA Regulation of 1998 in Section 16, number 9 states that the decision of the appeal authority is final.

(c) The total cost for the case is R 1 696 950.27

3. The institution is not facing any law suits in this respect.

18 May 2020 - NW749

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

(1) Whether a certain person (name furnished) is suing the National Library of South Africa (NLSA); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a)(i) what is the lawsuit for and (ii) what is the total amount the lawsuit claims and (b) what has been the progress in the matter; (2) whether the lawyer of the NLSA admitted to the accusations; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, why is the NLSA wasting time and state money in defending this matter; (3) whether the lawyer of the NLSA withdrew from the matter after the evidence has been submitted; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. Yes, the person is suing the National Library of South Africa

(a)(i) The lawsuit is for alleged defamation of character

(ii) R 10 million

(b) The matter is at the High Court awaiting a trial date.

2. The NLSA accepted the summons and are defending the matter.

3. In light of the above, the lawyer has not withdrawn and is still the NLSA’s attorney of record.

18 May 2020 - NW748

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

(1) Whether board members of the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) are still paid as board members; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what is the total amount in salary that each such member gets (a) per month and (b) annually; (2) whether SASCOC is on the brink of financial collapse; if not, what is SASCOC’s financial position; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. According to the Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC); Board members do not receive a salary but an allowance as approved by the General Assembly. These allowances are to compensate board members for costs incurred in attending to board matters. Board members that are in an acting position do not receive an acting allowance and continue to receive their normal allowance

(a) The elected board members continue to receive their monthly allowances as follows: -

  • President: Nil (currently vacant)
  • 1st Vice President: R22 024.97
  • 2nd Vice President: Nil (currently vacant)
  • Ordinary Board Member: R18 354.14 (8 members)
  • The IOC and IPC representatives that serve on the board have waivered their entitlement to receive an allowance and do not receive same
  • Total Monthly allowances for board members: R168 858.12

(b) As required by reporting standards, these amounts are disclosed in the annual financial statement

2. SASCOC has indicated that:

  • The organization is in a critical stage of need of funding to fully deliver on its mandates.
  • The reduction of funding from the National Lotteries Commission of R100m (due to the change in their own distribution criteria) has severely impacted on SASCOC’s financial needs as this funding requirement was part of the budgetary requirements of SASCOC that was submitted to the Commission. The annual allocation for the 2019/2020 financial year from the Commission was R8m.
  • The total annual funds inflow (which include government, the NLC, IOC, IPC and IOC/IPC Top sponsors) expected for the 2020/2021 financial year is R39m.
  • The funding needs for SASCOC to meet its commitments for the 2020/2021 financial year is R47m. This amount excludes funding required for games delivery
  • SASCOC is unable the deliver on its games programmes or unfunded mandates without additional special funding.

18 May 2020 - NW708

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

(a) Why did his department decide to use a certain federation (name furnished) that claims to represent artists, to manage the distribution of monies to deserving artists, (b) what was the criteria his department used to select the specified federation and (c) how will he ensure that the money in the fund gets to the artists?

Reply:

a) The Department is not using the said federation to manage the distribution of funds to artists

b) and (c) falls off, as the Department is not using the federation

18 May 2020 - NW692

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

(1) Whether the National Library of South Africa took disciplinary steps against a certain person (name and details furnished) who was found by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration to have colluded with a subordinate to charge a certain person (name furnished) with unfounded allegations; if not, why not; if so, what steps; (2) whether he has found that the specified person wasted the institution’s money by allegedly pushing a personal vendetta; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether the Board has taken any steps against the person; if not, why not; if so, what steps; (4) whether the person’s contract will be extended for three years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, upon what recommendation?

Reply:

1. No disciplinary action was taken.

2. No action was taken against anyone in this regards. The Board noted the specific comments made by the Presiding Officer as they could not be substantiated.

3. No action has been taken against anyone, as indicated above. This matter was handled as a result of a grievance lodged by staff and management felt that there was no malicious intent.

4. The NLSA’s Recruitment Policy requires that all vacant positions must be advertised.

12 May 2020 - NW688

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

(1) With reference to the declaration by the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, that COVID-19 has been declared a National Disaster and the subsequent funding amount of R150 million that was allocated from his department's budget towards all artists, athletes and technical personnel who qualify, what number of applications have been received since the closing date of 6 April 2020; (2) what is the breakdown of the different categories of (a) artists, (b) athletes and (c) technical personnel who have applied for financial aid; (3) whether he has found that more sportsmen than sportswomen have applied for financial aid; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether he has found that his department has communicated its message across all sectors by using pamphlets and advertisements, thereby reaching all artists and athletes, as well as ordinary sportsmen and sportswomen at grassroots level; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The Department received a total number of 6 088 emails in response to the Relief Fund and upon pre-screening of all emails the actual Relief Fund Applications came to 4011. The independent panel of adjudicators is currently processing all Arts and Culture applications. The Sports applications have been completed. From the Sport sector there were 323 applications.

2. (a) (b) (c) The call for the Relief Fund applications was categorised into the following:

  • Individuals (artists and athletes)
  • Companies
  • Digital Solution Proposals:

We can only be able to provide a breakdown upon completion of adjudication processes.

3. There were more male applicants than female applicants. There were 239 males and 84 females.

4. The Department used the following platforms to communicate the message to the public:

(a) The Minister made a formal statement at a media briefing on 25 March 2020 where members of the Command Council updated the media on initiatives in their sectors. Thereafter, the Department issued a media statement on the relief fund

(b) .Following the issuing of the media statement, the Minister was interviewed on various television and radio stations. The statement was also picked-up by SowetanLive, Citizen, News24 (Sport24), and the Star newspapers on the 30th March 2020.

(c) The Department engaged organised formations in the Arts and Sports sector such as SASCOC, CCIFSA as the umbrella formations for the two sectors. Communication was sent as per an instruction letter to Sports Federations to advise their members to apply and also indicate their responsibilities in the process.

(d) Furthermore, the Department made a public call in Electronic media to announce the COVID-19 Relief Fund for athletes and creatives through media statements and interviews.

(e) The Department also issued an A-Z guide for applications and this was uploaded on all Departmental digital platforms, shared with provinces and organised formations in arts and sport.

(f) To ensure that the message of the Relief Fund extend beyond urban areas, the Department through the Minister’s Office consulted with all MEC’s and HOD’s of all Provinces on the Relief Fund.

(g) The Minister the Director-General and other officials were interviewed on radio and television to articulate the details of the relief fund.

12 May 2020 - NW690

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) In which (a) city and (b) province is the SA Football Museum located; (2) whether the National Lotteries Commission allocated R9,5 million towards the specified museum in 2016; (3) what are the full details of what the specified money was used for; (4) what are the names of the board members of the association and/or federation to whom the funds were allocated; (5) whether he has found the R9,5 million that was allocated towards the cause to be value for money; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW892E

Reply:

(1). According to the South African Football Association the SA Football Museum is an idea which has not come to fruition yet. They need funders to realise the idea.

However it has been established that the SA Football Museum is a Section 21 non-profit company established to build an exhibition for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. According to the Project Director of the SA Football Museum:

(a) The South African Football Museum is not a physical entity and is therefore not physically located in any city or province.

(b) This exhibition referred to above is currently housed in the grandstand entrance of the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng

(2) The South African Football Museum was awarded R7,4million from the SA National Lottery. The monies were received in 2 tranches (2014 and 2016)

(3) According to the SA Football Museum the funds were used to build another exhibition in celebration of South Africa’s 20 years of democracy. The focus of the exhibition was to celebrate South Africa’s 20year history of successfully hosting international sporting competitions.

(4) The names of the members of the non-profit organisation; The South African Football Museum are:

      1. Philippa M Freer
      2. Rehaad James
      3. Leepile Taunyane

(5) The SA Football Museum has requested an engagement with the Department to consider the possibility of the exhibition reaching a wider audience.

12 May 2020 - NW693

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

(1) Whether, in view of the finding by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration that the lawyer in the National Library of South Africa’s case to investigate allegations against a certain person (name and details furnished) acted unprofessional and unethical, the Board still makes use of the specified lawyer’s services; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether the National Library of South Africa does not have a contract with the lawyer whose services they have been using since 2015; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether the lawyer has been reported to the Legal Practice Council for unethical and unprofessional conduct; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether the specified case is still under investigation; if not, why not; if so, has the lawyer recused himself from the case; (5) what are the names of the other lawyers that are used by the National Library of South Africa?

Reply:

1. There are matters that the specified attorneys are handling, as the NLSA’s attorney of record, that are currently before the Court.

2. Yes, the specified Attorneys have been rendering legal services to the NLSA since July 2014. However, with new matters requiring legal advice, the NLSA appoints legal counsel on a rotational basis.

3. There was no decision taken, to our knowledge, to report the lawyer to the Legal Practice Council.

4. The names of the other lawyers that are used by the National Library of South Africa are:

  • MM Baloyi Attorneys
  • Mamatela Attorneys Inc.
  • Maserumule Attorneys
  • MacRoberts Attorneys

12 May 2020 - NW689

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) Whether a certain tender (details furnished) falls within the R150 million allocated as a relief measure towards artists and sports programmes; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what number of persons from townships and rural areas does he envisage will benefit from the specified tender; (2) whether his department will provide monthly reports detailing the usage of the money; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether his department will ensure that at least 70% of the recipients are from the previously disadvantaged communities, in order to bridge the gap between rich and poor and uplift small business enterprises; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) what mitigation measures has his department put in place to avoid that the interventions fail; (5) what steps has his department taken to ensure that the money does not end up in the wrong hands?

Reply:

1. Yes, the tender falls within the R150 million allocated as a relief measure towards artists and sports programmes.

At this stage, the Department cannot determine the number of persons from townships and rural areas that will benefit from these contracts however; the contracts were awarded to 100% black-owned companies.

2. Yes. According to government prescripts, the Department does summit In-Year-Monitoring reports to the National Treasury on a monthly basis.

3. The contracts were awarded to 100% black-owned companies.

4. The Department appointed Adjudication Panel of experts knowledgeable of the sector and utilised sports federations to ensure all interventions are fit for purpose. The Department also established an internal team for relief fund, assigned administrative support to the adjudication panels, appointed a service provider with expertise in data capturing and ICT. Finally, there are project meetings that are held daily to report on status of implementation chaired by the Minister and the Deputy Minister.

5. The Department appointed 15 Panel Members from the Arts Sector; these are seasoned arts practitioners with expert knowledge of the sector to serve as independent adjudicators for all applications. Part of the reasons was to ensure that the Panel will be able to guide and screen the process to ensure that relief funds goes to arts and sport beneficiaries.

27 April 2020 - NW591

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Mr BS Madlingozi (EFF) to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture”

(a) By what date will the money, that was committed for artists whose events were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, be released and (b) what criteria will be used to determine who qualifies for the relief? (NW782E)

Reply:

The Department appointed an independent 15 member COVID-19 Adjudication Panel. The panel is responsible for making recommendations on the distribution of relief funds to Arts, Culture and Heritage organizations and individuals excluding the DSAC public entities as stated in the Treasury regulations.

The Adjudication Panel was officially appointed on the 17th April and commenced the adjudication process on Tuesday 21st April 2020.

To expedite the process, the Department has also availed eleven Departmental staff members to provide administrative support to the adjudicators.

A criteria for application was announced to the public during the open call for Relief Fund requests and the adjudicators will use the criteria as a basis for assessment which includes the following:

  • Quality of the Proposal,
  • Value for Money,
  • Nobility,
  • Sustainability of the Project,
  • Positive Legacy of project supported

31 March 2020 - NW444

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

1) With reference to his reply to question 107 on 21 February 2020, what are the relevant details of the second asset verification which was to be finalised by 28 February 2020; (2) (a) with reference to his reply to question 1644 on 9 December 2019, who are the directors of the company that is running the restaurant facility at Freedom Park, (b) what are the details of the tender that was (i) advertised and (ii) awarded to the specified company, including the costs, (c) where was the tender advertised and (d) what number of bids were received?

Reply:

1. The second asset verification is completed, the report on the asset verification is currently going through the internal review processes and will also be reviewed the external auditors during the interim audit. As I indicated in my response to question 107 in February, I will furnish the Honourable Member with details when the process is done.

2(a). The Director: Ms ShanduNontutuko Constance

(b)(i).Details includes: Appointment of service provider to operate retail spaces (restaurant, coffee shop & canteen) in //hapo building and catering (as and when required) at Freedom Park for 3 years period.

(ii). Tender was awarded to bidder DANDOZEST including lists of food as per specifications.

(c). Tender was advertised on the tender bulletin No. 2993 dated 01 December 2017

(d). Number of bidders received were 14

31 March 2020 - NW445

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

1. Whether the Oude Stadshuis in Cape Town, managed by Iziko Museums of South Africa, is closed to the public; if so, (a)(i) since what date has it been closed and (ii) what is the reason for the closure, (b) by what date will Oude Stadshuis be reopened to the public and (c) what amount in revenue has been lost in each year that it has been closed; 2. (a) what happened to the Michaelis collection of art works, (b) what does the specified collection consist of, (c) does the collection include international work and work of the old Dutch masters and (d) what is the monetary value of the art work; 3. whether any technical problems have been detected in the Oude Stadshuis; if so, (a) on what date was each problem detected and (b) what steps has his department taken to resolve the problems? NW627E

Reply:

(1).     Currently the Oude Stadshuisis closed to the public.

(a)(i). It was closed to the public on 31 December 2015.

(ii). Two serious electrical-related incidents – a fire in the wall and burning in the ceiling – transpired at the Oude Stadshuis. Assessment of the incident by The Department of Public Works and Occupational Health and Safety team determined that the impact of the incidence made it unsafe for the public, staff and irreplaceable artworks housed therein.

(b). The reopening of the Oude Stadshuis is dependent on a series of factors. Some of the processes of upgrading and maintaining the museum are beyond the locus of Iziko’s control. Iziko is engaging with all stakeholders at national, provincial and local levels, and have followed all required processes. Iziko is committed to ensuring the protection and safety of the building, the collection formerly housed therein, and the public – whom our museums serve.  The impact of the recent occupation by the refugees of the veranda of the Oude Stadshuisand the surrounding building, has further impacted the implementation timelines. Currently, a project manager has been appointed to manage the implementation. Procurement of goods and services are planned for the upcoming fiscal and Supply Chain has been engaged in the processes. Project implementation that is both outside of the scope and control of Iziko Museums of South Africa, include approvals by provincial heritage authority committees.

31 March 2020 - NW513

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) Is SuperSport a sponsor of Netball South Africa (NSA); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) is SuperSport paying for the legal costs of the President of NSA against Afriforum; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW699E

Reply:

I think that this is a personal question, I therefore suggest that the Honourable Member ask Netball South Africa directly.

31 March 2020 - NW511

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) Whether the President of Netball South Africa (NSA) is employed by any municipality in the Republic; if so, (a)(i) by which municipality and (ii) in which province and (b)(i) in what capacity is she employed and (ii) for what time period thus far; (2) what total amount does the specified person earn in the relevant municipal position; (3) (a) what number of working days has the person attended to NSA work in the (i) 2018-19 and (ii) 2019-20 financial years and (b) has the relevant Municipal Manager signed off for the leave days that the person was engaged in NSA work; (4) whether he will furnish Mrs V van Dyk with the signed leave documents; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

I think that this is a personal question, I therefore suggest that the Honourable Member ask Netball South Africa directly.

31 March 2020 - NW512

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) What number of overseas trips have the (a) President of Netball South Africa (NSA) and (b) Chief Executive Officer of NSA undertaken in their official capacity in the (i) 2018-19 and (ii) 2019-20 financial years; (2) (a) what was the reason for each trip and (b) who paid for the trips; (3) (a) were the flights on Business class, First class or economy class and (b) what were the expenses in each case?

Reply:

I think that this is a personal question, I therefore suggest that the Honourable Member ask Netball South Africa directly.

09 March 2020 - NW196

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) Whether regular audits are conducted on federations receiving funds from Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA); if not, why not; if so, are the audit reports available; (2) what type of audits are conducted on federations to ensure that they have utilised the funding for the intended purposes; (3) whether the members of the federations and/or sports associations are contacted and/or surveyed to establish if they have received funding; if so, who contacts/surveys the federations and/or sports associations. (4) what number of athletes have benefitted from the funds received from SRSA, through the payment of the entrance fees and transport to compete internationally

Reply:

1. The Departments internal audit unit in consultation with the Auditor-General of SA, in order to avoid duplications, have on their approved annual internal audit plan federations to be audited for the year. On completion of the audit, reports on the audit findings are discussed and sent to the federations audited. Herewith follows the list of federations audited during 2018/19 and 2017/18 financial years respectively;

2018/19 Financial year

  1. Jukskei South Africa
  2. Bowls South Africa
  3. South African Table Tennis Board
  4. Rowing South Africa
  5. South African National Archery Association

2017/18 Financial year

  1. Netball South Africa
  2. South African Sports for Social Change Network
  3. Volleyball South Africa
  4. Tennis South Africa

2. Compliance Audits against the funding framework and the service level agreement between the department and the federations are conducted.

3. Sport and Recreation South Africa Financial and Non-Financial Policy aims to provide funding only to recognised national federations and any related monitoring is conducted to the funded federations and not the members.

4. A total of 393 athletes benefitted from SRSA funds

09 March 2020 - NW194

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) (a) What total number of disputes were submitted to the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) for dispute resolution and (b) what total number of cases (i) were resolved and (ii) are still outstanding; (2) (a) what total number of disputes were submitted to his office to request intervention due to the failure of SASCOC and (b) what is the current status of each dispute?

Reply:

1. (a) According to the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) only a total of 11 disputes were submitted (b)(i) 5 cases were resolved (ii) 6 are in progress.

2. (a) A total of 5 disputes were submitted to the Minister (b) all of them are in progress.

09 March 2020 - NW193

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

1)What are the (a) names, (b) positions and (c)(i) start and (ii) end period of the board members of Volleyball South Africa 2) Whether a certain person (name and details furnished) is still playing a lead role in Volleyball SA; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what position is the specified person holding; 3) Why is he not blacklisting all administrators that were fired and found guilty in sports not to be involved in sport administration again?

Reply:

1. The (a) names, (b) positions and (c)(i) start and (ii) end period of the board members of Volleyball South Africa are as follows;

     

Anthony Kamohelo Mokoeana

President

2016-2020

Kribba Reddy

Vice

2016-2020

Vinesh Maharaj

Treasurer

2016-2020

Donovan Nair

Secretary General

2016-2020

William Mojapele

Social Responsibility and Transformation

2016-2020

Lisbeth Moatshe

Development Director

2016-2020

Jacob Thamaga

PR/ Media Director

2016-2020

Loet Groenewald

Technical Director

2016-2020

Vacant

Schools Volleyball Director

 

2) According to Volleyball SA Mr Reddy is no longer playing a lead role in Volleyball SA. He holds an honorary position with Volleyball South Africa. The Volleyball South Africa Congress unanimously voted him to hold an honorary position because of his exemplary leadership of the organization during difficult times to make it one of the strongest Federations in South Africa and In African volleyball. The position is one of advisor without voting rights.

3) The code of Sport must , first and foremost exercise and exhaust their constitutional directives in resolving these matters. According to Volleyball South Africa the Federation imposed sanctions on its officials as recommended by Volleyball SA tribunals. Two of its officials were employed by SASCOC and faced internal disciplinary actions. They have challenged their dismissal through the CCMA. Like SASCOC, who are waiting for the CCMA decision before they are permitted to replace these officials VSA cannot take any action against these officials bearing in mind that the final decision is still outstanding.

09 March 2020 - NW195

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

What actions has his office taken with regard to the recommendations of the Zulman report regarding dispute resolution; 2) What interim measures have been implemented regarding dispute resolution to address the shortcomings pointed out by the Zulman Commission?

Reply:

  1. The Minister appointed a compliance task team headed by independent facilitator to follow up on the implementation of the recommendations and to report regularly on progress to the Minister.
  2. The present act, the Constitutions of SASCOC and the National Federations will prevail. Any measures outside the prescript will be regarded as ultravires.

09 March 2020 - NW197

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) Whether any action has been taken by the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) since the release of the Zulman report in August 2018 regarding the establishment of a National Colours Board; if not, what interim measures have been put in place by SASCOC regarding the (a) awarding of colours and (b) applications for colours; 2) Whether SASCOC is still awarding colours; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details of the process that is followed in this regard?

Reply:

  1. According to the Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee the proposed amendments contained in the Sports Bill seek to address the establishment of a colours board. (a) In the interim and until the amendment to the Sports and Recreation Act is complete, (b) SASCOC will continue to use the authority conferred by the Minister to receive applications and award colours
  2. SASCOC continues to award colours in terms of the Regulations and will continue to do so until the amendments to the Sport and Recreations Act is complete.

06 March 2020 - NW358

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

1. Whether a certain person (name and details furnished) resigned from the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB); if so, what are the relevant details; 2. Whether the specified person was offered a settlement by PanSALB; if so, what are (a) was the reason for the settlement and (b) total amount was paid out; 3. What total amount has PanSALB paid in legal fees over the past five years; 4. What number of (a) disciplinary cases have been opened and (b) the specified cases did PanSALB (i) win and (ii) lose?

Reply:

1. Yes, the specified person settled to resigned from PanSALB.

2. (a) The specified person was facing 18 charges of serious misconduct emanating from Gobodo Forensic Report. His legal representative proposed a settlement in the middle of his disciplinary hearing held on 21st of August 2019, and adjourned for the 26th – 30th August 2019. Although the Board had a strong case, the reason for the consideration of a settlement was solemnly informed by the financial risk appetite conducted on this complex disciplinary hearing of evidence that constituted 8 lever arch files and multiple witnesses amongst whom would be the forensic investigator which would have come at a phenomenal cost. Furthermore, additional costs and time to be consumed in possible escalation of the matter to CCMA and Labour Court were considered. More so, the PanSALB Board was thoughtful that more efforts were necessary in the rebuilding this institution, thus all decisions taken were first and foremost in the best interest of the institution.

(b) The above-mentioned settlement agreement is subject to a
confidentiality clause that states that it cannot be disclosed unless
the disclosure is to the Registrar, SARS or in terms of the law.

3. The total legal expenditure PanSALB incurred in the past 5 years, that is between 2015 and 2019, is R21 121 557.95. This, as stated above, informed the new Board’s decision to reduce legal costs in any possible way, including through ‘non-financial’ settlements.

4. Since the new Board was appointed five (5) disciplinary cases were opened. (i) Three (3) were won. Two (2) were settled with similar conditions. (ii) No losses to date.

06 March 2020 - NW280

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Shaik Emam, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) Whether he has been informed of the estimated R1 billion of the 2010 Soccer World Cup Legacy Fund which is unaccounted for; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (2) whether he intends to ask the President, Mr M C Ramaphosa, to establish a commission of inquiry to ascertain what happened to the specified funds that are unaccounted for; if not, why not; if so, what is the position in this regard?

Reply:

1. No. The Minister has not been informed of the estimated R1 billion of the 2010 Soccer World Cup Legacy Fund which is unaccounted for. According to the 2010 FIFA World Cup Legacy Fund;

(a) The 2010 Soccer World Cup Legacy Fund received R450,762,816 only.

(b) Budgets are presented and approved by the Board of Trustees.

(c) Ernst and Young are an independent financial platform that supports the administration of the Trust’s finances.

(d) The funds are audited annually by PwC and presented to the Board of Trustees.

(e) The Administration of the Trust reports to the Board of Trustees.

(f) The Trust is a joint Trust between SAFA and FIFA which is represented by its CFO on the Board of Trustees.

2. No. The Minister does not intend to ask the President, Mr M C Ramaphosa, to establish a commission of inquiry to ascertain what happened to the specified funds.

(a) The Minister has not been presented with any information that warrants that a Commission of Enquiry be established by the President.

06 March 2020 - NW361

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

What were the findings and recommendations of the Gobodo Forensic Report into the Pan South African Language Board? Question N0. 361-2020 FOR WRITTEN REPLY Internal QUESTION PAPER NO. 361-2020 DATED: 06 MARCH 2020: Mrs V van Dyk (DA): to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture: What were the findings and recommendations of the Gobodo Forensic Report into the Pan South African Language Board? NW516E REPLY: The implementation of the Gobodo Forensic Report is sub judice, as other employees are not yet charged. And therefore, any disclosure at this stage will prejudice the process. The Gobodo Forensic report can, however, be made available to Parliament in camera.

Reply:

The implementation of the Gobodo Forensic Report is sub judice, as other employees are not yet charged. And therefore, any disclosure at this stage will prejudice the process. The Gobodo Forensic report can, however, be made available to Parliament in camera.

06 March 2020 - NW360

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Whether the Rakoma Forensic Investigation recommendations have been implemented; if not, why not; if so, what total amount has it cost the Pan South African Language Board to implement the recommendation?

Reply:

No. Rakoma Forensic Investigation is not yet concluded, therefore, no cost is spent yet in its implementation.

06 March 2020 - NW359

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Mrs V van Dyk (DA): to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

1. (a) Why has a certain person from the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) (name and details furnished) been on special leave for almost 12 months and (b) what total amount has the specified person earned in this period; 2. Whether PanSALB has investigated complaints against the person; if not, why not; 3. Whether the Rakoma Forensic Report makes reference to the person; if so, how has the recommendations of the report been implemented by PanSALB?

Reply:

1. (a). This particular employee was placed on special leave by the new PanSALB Board from the month of July 2019 to date. The employee was not placed on special leave for 12 months as misleadingly stated in the question. On appointment of the new Board, it was found that the employee was dismissed, and an appeal was subsequently filed to the Board. Upon review of his appeal, the Board agreed that even though the allegations that motivated his dismissal were serious, the process that was followed to dismiss him was procedurally unfair.

(b). The specified person receives a gross monthly salary of R89 010.52.

2. The new PanSALB Board, on its appointment, found that the Rakoma Forensic investigation into this employee and other matters was suspended by the former Executive. The Board has uplifted the suspension of the investigation and is vigorously concluding the investigation. The Board has, therefore, not implemented this forensic report because the service provider has not yet concluded its investigation.

3. The Rakoma Forensic Investigation is not yet completed, therefore no recommendations have been implemented.

09 December 2019 - NW1581

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Wessels, Mr W to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1). Whether, with reference to the reply to question 1582 on 18 June 2018, all National Departments, Public Entities and Public Enterprises as described in the act are now complying with the implementation of the Use of Official Languages Act, Act 12 of 2012; if not, (a) why not and (b) what is his department is doing to ensure compliance; (2). whether all National Departments, Public Entities and Public Enterprises report annually to (a) him and (b) the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) on progress made with the implementation of their respective language policies and language units as required in terms of Sections 7 and 9 of the Act; if not, (i) why not and (ii) what is his department doing to ensure compliance; (3). whether his department tables an annual report to parliament on progress made in this regard as required by Section 12 of the Act; if not, why not; (4). whether he has found that all provinces have adopted and effectively implemented language policies in accordance with their provincial languages acts; if not, what is his department doing to ensure compliance and; (5). whether he will make a statement on the matter? CW114E

Reply:

1. Not all National Departments, National Public Entities and National Public Enterprises are complying with the Use of Official Languages Act 12 of 2012. Very few are complying, the main area where compliance is satisfactorily noted in some departments and entities is with regard to language policies. There is little progress with regard to the establishment of language units

(a).Reasons cited mostly for non-compliance range from inadequate funding and a need to be guided and taken through the processes, a task which was carried out by Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) in February 2019.

(b).PanSALB will continue to monitor the implementation of the Act to ensure compliance.

2. Not all national departments, national public entities and national public enterprises are reporting annually. PanSALB have scheduled public hearings for all to come and report on progress.

3. Yes, the report is tabled annually and this will happen when the annual report has been compiled at the end of the financial year.

4. Not all provinces have adopted and effectively implemented their language policies in accordance with their Provincial Language Acts. PanSALB has commissioned provincial offices to monitor and conduct an audit in this regard so as to identify areas where assistance is required. Once this audit is finalized, provinces will be offered individual assistance in a bid to ensure implementation and compliance.

5.Yes, the Minister will make a statement after the public hearings or monitoring sessions that PanSALB will conduct with all National Departments, National Public Entities and National Public Enterprises.

09 December 2019 - NW1706

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture”

1. With reference to the payments of claims made to the Department of International Relations and Cooperations for the 2018-19 financial year, (a) what is the official status of each traveler, (b) in what capacity did each person travel, (c) what is the total breakdown of the travel fee and accommodation, (d) was each person travelling on business and/or economy class, (e) what was car rental cost in respect of each traveler, (f) what type of vehicles were booked for each traveler, (g) how did the travel undertaken by each person contribute to the economy and/or advancement of the Republic and (h) on what date will the reports of each trip that was undertaken be available? (NW3102E)

Reply:

1. Please refer to the attached spreadsheet for the response to the question above.

PAYMENT OF CLAIMS MADE TO DIRCO 2018 -2019 FINANCIAL YEAR

With reference to the payments of claims made to the Department of International Relations and Cooperations for the 2018-19 financial year, (a) what is the official status of each traveler, (b) in what capacity did each person travel, (c) what is the total breakdown of the travel fee and accommodation, (d) was each person travelling on business and/or economy class, (e) what was car rental cost in respect of each traveler, (f) what type of vehicles were booked for each traveler, (g) how did the travel undertaken by each person contribute to the economy and/or advancement of the Republic and (h) on what date will the reports of each trip that was undertaken be available? (NW3102E)

Kenya 1 – Ministerial Working Visit on 26 – 29 October 2018

Meeting or Event

Status of traveller

Capacity of traveller

Breakdown of Fee and Accommodation

Business or Economy class

Car rental costs

Type of Vehicle Hired

Contribution to the

economy or advancement

of the Republic

Availability of the report

Meeting

Official

Director Africa and the Middle East

R42 000.00

Economy Class

R20 000.00

Sedan standard (shared)

The South African

participation was to

advance the objectives

of the Charter for

African Cultural

Renaissance and

creating of markets for

industries.

Report available on request

Events / Meetings

Status of traveller

Capacity of traveller

Breakdown of Fee and Accommodation

Business or Economy class

Car rental costs

Type of Vehicle Hired

Contribution to the economy or advancement of the Republic

Availability of the report

Meeting

Official

Deputy Director

Paid by AU

Economy Class

R10 000.00

Sedan (shared)

The South African participation was to advance the objectives of the Charter for African Cultural Renaissance.

Report is available for viewing

 

Expert

Independent Black Filmmakers Collective (IBFC)

R16 000.00

Economy Class

       

Official

Deputy Director

 

Economy Class

       
 

Official

Assistant Director Creative Industries

 

Economy Class

       
  1. Ethiopia – 5th Pan African Cultural Congress – 5 – 7 September 2018

Events / Meetings

Status of traveller

Capacity of traveller

Breakdown of Fee and Accommodation

Business or Economy class

Car rental costs

Type of Vehicle Hired

The South African participation was to advance the objectives of the Charter for African Cultural Renaissance and creating of markets for industries.

Availability of the report

Meeting

Executive Authority

Deputy Minister

Hosted by Algeria

Business Class

N/A

Hosted by Algeria

The South African participation was to advance the objectives of the Charter for African Cultural Renaissance

Report is available for viewing

 

OFFICIAL

PA to Deputy Minister

Hosted by Algeria

Business Class

N/A

Hosted by Algeria

   
 

Official

Director Africa and the Middle East

R 10 000

Economy Class

R20 000.00

Sedan standard

   
 

Official

Director Libraries

R10 000.00

Economy Class

 

Sedan standard

   
 

Expert

President of AFLIA

Paid by AFLIA

Economy Class

 

Sedan standard

   
 

Expert

Executive of AFLIA

Paid by AFLIA

Economy Class

 

Sedan standard

   
  1. Algeria - AU Specialised Technical Committee on Youth, Culture and Sports 22 – 25 October

Kenya – Technical Visit for Cultural Seasons on 02 – 05 October 2018

Meeting or Event

Status of traveller

Capacity of traveller

Breakdown of Fee and Accommodation

Business or Economy class

Car rental costs

Type of Vehicle Hired

Contribution to the economy or advancement of the Republic

Availability of the report

Meeting

Official

Director Africa and the Middle East

R42 000.00

Economy Class

R20 000.00

Sedan standard (shared)

The South African participation was to advance the objectives of the Charter for African Cultural Renaissance and creating of markets for industries.

Report available on request

 

Official

Assistant Director Events Management

 

Economy Class

       
 

Official

Assistant Director Creative Industries

 

Economy Class

       

Kenya - Hosting South African Cultural Seasons in Kenya – 28 February – 2 March 2019

Events / Meetings

Status of traveller

Capacity of traveller

Breakdown of Fee and Accommodation

Business or Economy class

Car rental costs

Type of Vehicle Hired

Contribution

to the

economy or

advancement

of the

Republic

Availability of the report

                 
                 

Event

Service Provider

Officials

DDG

R175 605.66

Economy Class

R54 521.60

 

The South African

participation was to advance the objectives of the Charter for African Cultural

Renaissance and

creating of markets

for industries.

Report is available for viewing

   

Director

 

Economy Class

       
   

Deputy Director

 

Economy Class

       
   

3 x Assistant Director

 

Economy Class

       
   

Events Management company

 

Economy Class

       
   

2x Exhibition Curator / Coordinator

 

Economy Class

       
 

Expert

1x Chef

 

Economy Class

R277 048.34

2 x Sedan (shared)

15 Seater (shared)

   
 

Expert

1x Journalists

 

Economy Class

       
 

Expert

1x Photo journalist

 

Economy Class

       
 

Expert

7 x Musician for the opening banquet and the band

 

Economy Class

       
 

Expert

1x Sound engineer / technical

 

Economy Class

       
 

Expert

1x Creative Director

 

Economy Class

       
 

Expert

1x Poet

 

Economy Class

       
 

Expert

1x Muralist

 

Economy Class

       
 

Expert

15x Dancers

 

Economy Class

       
 

Expert

1x Craft presenter (workshop)

 

Economy Class

       
 

Expert

1x Design presenter (workshop)

 

Economy Class

       
 

Expert

1x Dance choreographer

 

Economy Class

       
 

Expert

7x Band

 

Economy Class

       
 

Expert

3x Backup singers

 

Economy Class

       
 

Expert

3x Musicians

 

Economy Class

       
 

Event/Meeting

Status of traveller

Capacity of traveller

Breakdown of Fee and Accommodation

Business or Economy class

Car rental costs

Type of Vehicle Hired

Contribution to the economy or advancement of the Republic

Availability of the report

36th Session of WIPO SCCR - Geneva

Official

DD/IR

DD/Cultural Development

Accommodation – R43 875

Economy

None - Public transport is free in Geneva

N/A

The benefit of SA

participation in the SCCR is to ensure that our national policies are aligned with global

practices to ensure

that our creatives can

benefit both

economically and morally from their Intellectual Property and that their IP rights are

protected from

unauthorised used

at the international level.

Yes, available on request

37th WIPO IGC on Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions - Geneva

Official

Official

DD/IR

Director:Living Heritage

Accommodation – R92 000

Economy

Travel agency - Amount not available at time of report

Standard car

The contribution to

the economy is to

ensure that once a

legal binding instrument is adopted, traditional communities can share the benefit that

derives from their IP that emanated from their traditional knowledge be it

medicinal, innovation,

designs, etc. and that

their IP is protected

from international

misappropriation.

Yes, available on request

WIPO Assemblies of Member States - Geneva

Official

Official

CD/IR

DD/CD

Accommodation R110 000

Economy

None - public transport is free in Geneva

N/A

The General Assembly

is the main decision

making body of WIPO

and meets annually to

take stock of progress

on the organisations

of the work of WIPO

and to discuss future

policy direction in the

field of IP globally.

Our participation is to

take note and endorse

future policy direction

of WIPO to be in line

with our national

development priorities

as outlined in the NDP.

Yes, available on request

World Conference on Creative Economy

Official

Technical Experts

Official

Official

DG

CD/IR

SACO Rep

DD/IR

DD/CD

Accommodation and transport cost – R140 000

DG – Business class

4 x Officials - Economy

Amount not available at time of report

Standard car – Toyota Camry

South Africa shared with the global community how the creative and cultural economy

is often connected with other development priorities, such as poverty alleviation, basic infrastructure sustainable development, gender equality, social

inclusion and global

partnerships. We also

provided statistical

data to show the

contribution of culture

to the GDP.

Yes, available on request

37th Session of WIPO SCCR - Geneva

Official

Official

DD/IR

DD/Cultural Development

Accommodation – R67 000

Economy

Public transport is free in Geneva

N/A

Discussion continued

from the 36th Session.

The benefit of SA

participation in the

SCCR is to ensure that

our national policies are

aligned with global

practices to ensure

that our creatives can

benefit both

economically and

morally from their

Intellectual Property

and that their IP rights

are protected from

unauthorised used at

the international level.

Yes, available on request

38th WIPO IGC on Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions - Geneva

Official

Official

DD/IR

Director/Living Heritage

Accommodation – R76 703

Economy

Travel agency - Amount not available at time of report

Standard car

Discussions continued

from the 37th Session.

The contribution to the

economy is to ensure

that once a legal

binding instrument is

adopted, traditional

communities can

share the benefit that

derives from their IP that emanated from their traditional knowledge be it

medicinal, innovation,

designs, etc. and that

their IP is protected

from international

misappropriation.

Yes, available on request

12th Ordinary Session of the IGC for the 2005 Convention on Cultural Diversity - Paris

Official

Official

CD/IR

DD/CD

Accommodation – R52 000

Economy

R 3600 (R1 800 p/p)

Taxi – Standard car

The New Growth Path,

the National

Development Plan,

the White Paper on

Arts, Culture and

Heritage and the

Mzansi Golden Economy

Strategy is aligned to

the principles of the

2005 Convention.

All these strategies

are geared towards

unlocking the growth

potential of the

cultural and creative

industry, to maximise

economic growth and

job creation, especially

in the informal sector.

Yes, available on request

39th WIPO IGC on Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions - Geneva

Official

Official

DD/IR

Director/Living Heritage

Accommodation – R67 852

Economy

Travel agency – Amount not available at time of report

Standard car

Discussions continued

from the 38th Session.

The contribution to the

economy is to ensure

that once a legal

binding instrument is

adopted, traditional

communities can share

the benefit that derives

from their IP that

emanated from their

traditional knowledge be

it medicinal, innovation,

designs, etc. and that

their IP is protected

from international

misappropriation.

Yes, available on request

UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture - Turkey

Official

Official

Official

Official

Official

DG

D/Heritage

DD/IR

DD/Stakeholder Liaison

Mr S Ntombela – DD/MGE

Accommodation and transport – R370 000

DG – Business class

4 x Officials – Economy class

Amounts not available at time of report

DG – Luxury Car

Officials – Standard car

Tourism is a driver of

economic growth,

inclusive development

and environmental

sustainability. Through

our participation we learn and share global

best practices on how

cultural tourism can

make an important

contribution to poverty

reduction, fighting

inequality and

promoting inclusive

growth for the

implementation of the

SDGs.

Yes, available on request

Nelson Mandela Statue in New York: New York travel for the Minister to view the site for the statue in New York, USA August 2018.

Executive

Official

Official

Official

Official

Minister

Minister’s Advisor

DD/HPP

Min’s PA

DD/IR

Accommodation and local transport – R830 000

Minister – Business class travel

Minister’s Advisor – Business class travel

3 x Officials – Economy class

Breakdown of amounts for transport not available at time of report

Minister - Luxury Car

Officials - Standard

The Statue of Nelson

Mandela was a gift

donated to the United

Nations during the

Nelson Mandela Peace

Summit as a result

of the United General

Assembly (UNGA)

resolution 72/243

which was adopted

in Dec ember 2017.

A communications

strategy was developed

for the branding of SA

during the Peace

summit, including the

unveiling of the statue

of former President

Mandela.

Yes, available on request

Unveiling Ceremony of Nelson Mandela Statue at the United Nations Headquarters in New York during the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, September 2018

Executive

Official

Official

Official

Official

Minister

Mr M Nkomo – Minister’s Advisor

DD/HPP

Min’s PA

DD/IR

Accommodation and local transport - top up amount as a balance was still at DIRCO from travel in August 2019 - R240 000

Minister – Business class travel

Minister’s Advisor – Business class travel

Officials – Economy class

Breakdown of amounts for transport not available at time of report

Minister - Luxury Car

Officials - Standard

The Statue of Nelson

Mandela was a gift

donated to the United

Nations during the

Nelson Mandela Peace

Summit as a result of

the United General

Assembly (UNGA)

resolution 72/243

which was adopted

in Dec ember 2017. A

communications strategy was developed for the branding of SA during the Peace

summit, including the

unveiling of the statue

of former President

Mandela.

Yes, available on request

09 December 2019 - NW1644

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) (a) what is the name of the company that makes use of the restaurant facility at Freedom Park, (b) on what date did the contract start and (c) what monthly revenue has been generated for Freedom Park since the restaurant contract started; (2) (a) what is the rental amount that the company pays to use the restaurant at Freedom Park, (b) does the contract include water and electricity usage and (c) what is the water and electricity usage of the restaurant facility; (3) (a) what is the name of the company that makes use of the gift shop facility at Freedom Park and (b) monthly revenue has been generated for Freedom Park since the gift shop contract started; (4) (a) what is the rental amount that the company pays to use the gift shop facility at Freedom Park and (b) does the contract for the gift shop include water and electricity? NW30001E

Reply:

1. (a) The name of the company that makes use of the restaurant facilities is Dandozest

(b) The contract started on 02 May 2018.

(c) An average of R16 878.18 per month is the monthly revenue generated for Freedom Park since the restaurant contract started on 02 May 2018.

2. (a) Turnover rent of 7.5% is the rental amount that the company pays to use the restaurant at Freedom Park

(b) There was no provision made in the bid that Freedom Park will provide for water and electricity.

(c) Freedom Park has one municipal account that it pays and it includes services in the retail spaces

3. (a) Diteboho Gifts and events is the company that makes use of the gift shop facility at Freedom Park.

(b) An average of R3528.15 per month has been generated for Freedom Park since the gift shop started.

4. (a) 15 % of the Turnover is the rent Diteboho Gifts and events pays to use the gift shop facility

(b) No provision was made in the bid that Freedom Park will provide water and electricity.

09 December 2019 - NW1643

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

1. Who appointed National Capital Project to raise funds for Freedom Park? 2. whether the project was put out on tender, if so, (a) where was it advertised and what were the requirements; 3. (a). what was the duration of the contract with the specified company, (b) in what year was the contract in operation and (c) was the company paid monthly or on delivery; 4. what amount did the company raise for freedom park;

Reply:

1)  National Capital Projects was the company appointed by the Freedom Park’s Accounting Officer as per the Bid Adjudication Committee recommendation.

(2)(a). Yes, the project was advertised on the tender bulletin notice No. 2916 issued on 13 May 2016.

(b). Bid requirements were as follows:

Submitted proposal to include:

  • The business diagnostic tools to be used to diagnose the operating model of the Freedom Park, with view of identifying activities that hinder financial sustainability.
  • How Freedom Park will be repositioned in order to move towards becoming financially viable from operating activities
  • Proposal on fund raising.
  • Implementable action plans to be carried out by the service provider to raise funds for Freedom Park.
  • The manner in which the fundraiser will initiate and conclude fundraising transactions with sponsors in compliance with Freedom Park’s policies and legal framework.
  • Measurement of performance by Freedom Park.
  • How fundraiser intends to bring together with people and sponsors (local and international) who are prepared to support the aims and objectives of Freedom Park.
  • Proposed staffing, timing and costing for the performance of the diagnosis of the operating model of the Freedom Park and repositioning of the same towards financial viability from operating activities.
  • Proposed commission rate for the funds raised for Freedom Park.

3. (a). The duration of the contract was three years from 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2019.

(b). The contract was in operation in 2016.

(c). The company was paid on delivery for diagnostic and repositioning towards financial sustainability and not for fundraising.

4. The National Capital Project raised no money for Freedom Park.

09 December 2019 - NW1645

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) (a) What is the total remuneration package of each councillor at Freedom Park and, (b) where does each councillor reside; (2) (a) what is the total travelling and accommodation fees for each councillor in the past year, (b) is the breakdown of expenses on (i) accommodation (ii) grading and (iii) travelling of each councillor, (c) are the details of the class of flights that each councillor flew in the past year and (d) was the purpose of each meeting attended by each councillor? NW3002E

Reply:

1. (a). The Council Members do not receive the remuneration package, they are paid an Honorarium fee for preparation and attendance of the meeting in line with Treasury guideline. Table A is the detailed fees per Council member.

(b) Table A the residential details of each Council Member.

2. (a). Refer to Table A for the total travelling and accommodation fees for each councillor in the past year (please note that the current Council term began on 31 August 2018).

(b) Refer to Table A for the breakdown of expenses into

(i) Accommodation, (ii) grading and, (iii) travelling of each councillor

(c) Class of flights that each councillor flew in the past year is detailed in Table A, and

(d) Purpose of each meeting attended by each councillor is detailed in Table B

TABLE A NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Internal QUESTION PAPER NO. 29-2019 DATED 22 NOVEMBER 2019:

Council Member

(1)(b) Residential province

Honorarium rate

Preparation Time

(2)(a) and (b)Total travel costs for the past year

(2)(c) Flight class

(2)(d) Purpose of the meeting:

Committee Attended

       

(b)(i)Accommodation

   
       

(b)(ii) Grading

(b)(iii) Cost

   

Makopo, Ronnie

Gauteng

R2109

R2109

N/A

N/A

N/A

1. Council

Dala, Prittish

Gauteng

R1742

R1742

N/A

N/A

N/A

1. ICT Committee

2. Risk Committee

3. Audit and Risk Committee

4. Council

Jabosigo, Welekazi

Gauteng

R1742

R1742

N/A

N/A

N/A

1. HR & Remuneration Committee

2. Ethics and Legal Committee

3. Council

Mabalane, Kgosi Edward

North West

R1742

R1742

5/4

R 1440 per night

N/A

1. HR & Remuneration Committee

2. Ethics and Legal Committee

3. Council

Mohammed, Fayruz

Western Cape

R1742

R1742

5/4

R 1440 per night

Business

1. Ethics & Legal Committee

2. Audit and Risk Committee

3. Council

Mpanza, Michael

Gauteng

R1742

R1742

N/A

N/A

N/A

1. Finance & Fundraising Committee

2. Audit & Risk Committee

. Council

Nyandeni, Reginald

Kwazulu- Natal

R1742

R1742

5/4

R 1440 per night

Business

1. Core Business Committee

2. Finance & Fundraising Committee

3. Council

Raphalalani, Matodzi

Limpopo

R1742

R1742

5/4

R 1440 per night

N/A

1. Core Business Committee

2. HR & Remuneration Committee

3. Council

Sithole, Thulani

Kwazulu- Natal

R1742

R1742

N/A

N/A

Business

1. Core Business Committee

2. Finance & Fundraising Committee

3. Council

TABLE B NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Question 1645-2019: FOR WRITTEN REPLY

Internal QUESTION PAPER NO. 29-2019 DATED 22 NOVEMBER 2019:

COMMITTEE

DATE

(2) (d) PURPOSE OF THE MEETING

Audit and Risk Committee

22 January 2019 (Special)

  • Annual Performance Plan 2019/20
  • 3rd Qtr Performance Report – 1 Oct to 31 Dec 2018
  • 3rd Qtr DAC Report – 1 Oct to 31 Dec 2019
  • Auditor General Reports
  • Internal Auditors Reports
  • Policies and Reports
 

11 March 2019 (Special)

  • 3rd Qtr Risk Mitigation Report
  • Auditor General Reports
  • Internal Auditors Reports
 

15 April 2019

  • 4th Qtr Performance Report – 1 Jan 2019 to 31 March 2019
  • Auditor General Reports
  • Internal Auditors Reports
  • Policies and Reports
 

23 May 2019

  • Draft 2018/19 Annual Financial Statements
  • Draft 2018/19 Programme Performance Report
  • Draft 2018/19 Annual Report
  • 4th Qtr Risk Mitigation Report
  • Risk Implementation Report
  • Reports
 

17 July 2019 (Special)

  • Audit report and Management Report 2018/19
  • Internal Audit Reports
  • 1st Qtr Performance Report -  1 April to 30 June 2019
  • 1st Qtr DAC Report - 1 April to 30 June 2019
  • 1st Qtr Risk Management Report
  • 1st Qtr ICT Governance Progress Report
  • Policies and Reports
 

26 July 2019 (Special)

  • Management Report 2018/19
  • Audit Report 2018/19
  • Annual Financial Statements 2018/19
 

16 October 2019

  • 2nd Qtr Performance Report – 1 July to 30 Sept 2019
  • 2nd Qtr DAC Report – 1 July to 30 Sept 2019
  • 2nd Qtr Risk Management Report
  • Auditor General Reports
  • Internal Auditors Reports
  • Policies and Reports
 

Core Business Committee

15 April 2019

  • 4th Qtr Reports - 1 Jan to 31 March 2019
  • Policies
 

15 July 2019

  • 1st Qtr Reports– 1 April to 30 June 2019
  • Policies
 

14 October 2019

  • 2nd Qtr Reports - – 1 July to 30 Sept 2019
  • Policies
 

Ethics and Legal Committee

16 April 2019

  • 4th Qtr Reports - 1 Jan to 31 March 2019
  • Policies
 

16 July 2019

  • 1st Qtr Reports– 1 April to 30 June 2019
  • Policies
 

15 October 2019

  • 2nd Qtr Reports - – 1 July to 30 Sept 2019
  • Policies
 

Finance & Fundraising Committee

15 April 2019

  • 4th Qtr Finance Report -  1 Jan to 31 March 2019
  • 4th Qtr Reports - 1 Jan to 31 March 2019
  • Policies
 

15 July 2019

  • 1st Qtr Finance Reports – 1 April to 30 June 2019
  • Annual Financial Statements 2018/19
  • 1st Qtr Reports– 1 April to 30 June 2019
 

14 October 2019

  • 2nd Qtr Finance Reports – 1 July to 30 Sept 2019
  • 2nd Qtr Reports - – 1 July to 30 Sept 2019
  • Policies
 

HR & Remuneration Committee

16 April 2019

  • 4th Qtr Reports - 1 Jan to 31 March 2019
  • Policies
 

16 July 2019

  • 1st Qtr Reports– 1 April to 30 June 2019
  • Policies
 

15 October 2019

  • 2nd Qtr Reports - – 1 July to 30 Sept 2019
  • Policies
 

ICT Steering Committee

3 May 2019

  • ICT Governance Progress Report
  • Policies and Reports
 

5 July 2019

  • ICT Governance Progress Report
  • Policies and Reports
 

1 October 2019

  • ICT Governance Progress Report
  • Policies and Reports
 

Risk Committee

18 February 2019

  • 3rd Qtr Risk Mitigation Report
  • 3rd Qtr Strategic Risk Register
  • Policies and Reports
 

6 May 2019

  • 4th Qtr Risk Mitigation Report
  • 4th Qtr Strategic Risk Register
  • Policies and Reports
 

1 July 2019

  • 1st Qtr Risk Mitigation Report
  • 2019-20 Strategic Risk Register
  • Policies and Reports
 

30 September 2019

  • 2nd Qtr Risk Management Report
  • 2nd Qtr Risk Mitigation Activity Report
  • Policies and Reports
 

Council

29 January 2019 (Special)

  • Annual Performance Plan 2019/20
  • 3rd Qtr Performance Report – 1 Oct to 31 Dec 2019
  • 3rd Qtr DAC Report - 1 Oct to 31 Dec 2019
  • Approval of Quarterly Policies and Reports
 

18 March 2019 (Special)

  • 3rd Qtr Risk Management Report
  • Internal Audit Reports
  • Approval of Policies and Reports
 

29 April 2019

  • 4th Qtr Performance Report – 1 Jan to 31 March 2019
  • Approval of Quarterly Policies and Reports
 

29 May 2019 (Special)

  • Draft 2018/19 Annual Financial Statements
  • Draft 2018/19 Programme Performance Report
  • Draft 2018/19 Annual Report
  • 4th Qtr Risk Mitigation Report
  • 4th Qtr ICT Governance Progress Reports
  • Approval of Reports
 

27 June 2019 (Special)

  • Report back from the Union Meeting
 

27 July 2019

  • 1st Qtr Performance Report – 1 Apr to 30 June 2019
  • 1st Qtr Risk Management Report– 1 Apr to 30 June 2019
  • Approval of Quarterly Policies and Reports
 

17 August 2019 (Special)

  • Report on Union Submission
  • Approval of Policies and Reports
 

29 October 2019

  • 2nd Qtr Performance Report – 1 Jul to 30 Sept 2019
  • 2nd Qtr Risk Management Report– 1 Jul to 30 Sept 2019
  • Internal Audit Reports
  • Auditor General Reports
  • Approval of Policies and Reports

02 December 2019 - NW1572

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1)Whether any sporting codes, teams, federations and/or persons that comply with international criteria have been excluded from qualifying for and/or competing in the 2020 Olympic Games which is to be held in Tokyo, Japan, due to qualifying criteria set by the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC); if so, what are the relevant details; (2) what amount in funding has his department made available to support the South African athletes who will compete in the 2020 (a) Olympic and (b) Paralympic Games; (3) whether SASCOC amended its qualifying criteria for any sporting code to qualify for the Olympic Games since the 2012 Olympic Games; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) which sporting codes no longer qualify to compete in the Olympic Games due to more stringent criteria set by SASCOC; (4) which federations are affected by the higher qualifying criteria set by SASCOC to compete in the Olympic Games than those set internationally? NW2898E

Reply:

(1) The SASCOC General Assembly, is the only forum authorised to consider the selection criteria and take decision which may have a bearing on the codes to be included or excluded. However, for codes such as Canoeing and Rugby the deadline for submission of their qualifications for acceptance with the Tokyo Games Organising Committee has passed.

(2) The Department has not made available any specific amount in funding to support the South African athletes who will compete in the 2020 (a) Olympic and (b) Paralympic Games. This is due the fact that SASCOC has not finalized and submitted its team sizes.

(3)(a)(b) SASCOC did not amend its selection criteria for any specific code. The criteria have been stringent since the Olympic Games in 2012.

(4) Canoeing and Rugby are the codes affected by the qualifying criteria set by SASCOC to compete in the Olympic Games than those set internationally.

02 December 2019 - NW1573

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts andCulture

(1)(a) What number of officials from the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) will attend the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in Japan, (b) in what capacity will each official attend, (c)(i) what number of additional persons will attend the Games at SASCOC’s expense and (ii) in what capacity in each case; (2) whether any family members will travel with SASCOC officials; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what is the (a) total estimated cost for the SASCOC delegation that will attend the 2020 Olympic Games and (b) detailed breakdown of the estimated cost in terms of travel, accommodation, daily allowances and any other specified related expense; (4) what (a) number of persons will be competing in the various sporting codes at the 2020 Olympic Games and (b) is the estimated cost that will be incurred by SASCOC in funding the specified persons to compete?

Reply:

(1)(a) The number of officials from the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) that will attend the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in Japan will depend on the final team size. The priority is that all resources are applied to ensure that all qualifying athletes are sent to the Olympic Games.

(b) The support team will include the accredited Chef De Mission and Games Coordinators who are SASCOC employees. They will be part of the Team and will be accredited and accommodated in the athlete’s village together with all the athlete. (c)(i)(ii) At this point no additional officials (including board members) have been identified to attend the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

(2) SASCOC will not incur any costs for any family members to attend the Olympic Games.

(3)(a)(b) There will be no SASCOC delegation other than Team Management attending the 2020 Olympics and no costs will be incurred in this regard. The costs for Team South Africa including Team Management will be finalized after the team sizes have been determined.

(4)(a) The number of (persons) athletes is still to be finalised based on the selection criteria and qualifications.

(b) It is estimated that that the cost of delivering the team to the Olympics will be R37m and the Paralympics will cost R17m respectively.

02 December 2019 - NW1571

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

What are the specific circumstances in the Republic that are different from those of the other countries to motivate the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) to set more stringent criteria as set by the International Canoe Federation; (2) whether he has found that it is reasonable and fair to take away the South African athletes hard earned Olympic positions after they got the positions without financial assistance from SASCOC; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what are the reasons that the canoe sprinters are not allowed to participate using their own funding if funding is a problem for SASCOC; (4) whether SASCOC will urgently review their decision and reclaim the positions for the Republic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) whether SASCOC will allow the athletes to apply from the International Olympic Committee to participate in the 2020 Olympic Games as Authorised Neutral Athletes if SASCOC cannot assist them to participate? NW2897E

Reply:

1. Since Beijing 2008 where South Africa took all athletes who qualified and only got one medal, SASCOC General Assembly took a decision to make the selection policies more stringent in order to ensure that the athletes/teams selected to represent South Africa at the Olympic Games would be more competitive. The more stringent selection policy would contribute to ensuring that South Africa has a better chance of achieving honour for our country by taking those athletes that feature more prominently on the world rankings within their respective codes.

2. The selection policies are decided by engagement and in agreement with the respective national federations. They are not unilaterally decided by SASCOC. Whilst participating at the Olympic and Paralympic Games is admirable it is important that South Africa send a competitive team.

3. It is not a funding issue; the athletes did not qualify as per the agreed policy. Canoeing South Africa, represented by their President negotiated and signed the selection policy with SASCOC. They would then have the duty to communicate this to their athletes. It was only subsequent to the signing of the agreed selection policy that their athletes did not qualify, in terms of the policy. The canoeing fraternity then wanted to change the agreed and signed policy to accommodate those athletes that did not qualify.

4. The Selection Policy and criteria is considered at the SASCOC General Assembly only.

5. As per the Olympic Charter (Article 27, rule 3), SASCOC as the National Olympic Committee of South Africa, in good standing with and recognised by the IOC, is the only one authorised to enter South African athletes to the Olympic Games. The IOC would not accept entries unless they are signed off by the NOC. Only athletes whose NOC’s are suspended are afforded the opportunity to enter as Neutral Athletes.

18 November 2019 - NW1480

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) Whether his department will fund the participation of the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee in the (a) 2020 Region 5 and (b) 2020 All-Africa Games; if not, why not; if so, (2) whether his department intends on taking responsibility for the delivery of the teams to these games; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) Yes, the Department will fund the participation of the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee in the (a) 2020 Region 5 and (b) 2020 All-Africa Games. This would be in line with the amount allocated to SASCOC by the National Treasury and the breakdown of the amount per Business Plan from the Confederation.

(2) No. The Department does not intend taking responsibility of the delivery of teams. In terms of the National Sport and Recreation Act and the National Sport and Recreation Plan it is the high performance and team delivery is the domain of the Confederation.

18 November 2019 - NW1430

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Ceza, Mr K to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Whether there are any plans to build recreation centres in any wards in the Nkangala District Municipality in Mpumalanga; if not, why not; if so, on what date will they be built?

Reply:

Identification of the priority sport and recreation facilities for the community is done by municipalities in consultation with their communities, normally as part of the integrated development planning processes.

Based on these needs and development priorities, municipalities submit requests to the Department for funding of sport and recreation facilities, and subject to an allocation process followed by the Department, allocation will be made to a municipality accordingly.

Between 2017 and 2019, the following local municipalities in the District have been allocated a sum total of R31 800 000 for various sport and recreation facility projects:

  • Emakhazeni (MIG allocation)
  • Dr.J.S. Moroka (Outdoor gym/ children play-park allocation)
  • Emalahleni (MIG allocation)
  • Thembisile Hani (MIG allocation)
  • Victor Khanye ( MIG allocation)

This means, of the 6 local municipalities in the District, a total of 5 have been allocated and in future the remaining municipality (i.e. Steve Tshwete) will be also be considered.

11 November 2019 - NW1417

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1). What (a) number of staff members, excluding the Head of Department, are currently employed at the Archaeology and Anthropology department of the Bloemfontein National Museum and (b) are the qualifications of each of the employees; (2). whether the employees at the museum are being paid accordingly; if not, (a) why not and (b) on what date will they be paid accordingly; if so, what are the relevant details; (3). whether he has found that the current number of staff members is sufficient for the specified department to function effectively and efficiently; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details

Reply:

(1)(a). There are currently five (5) staff members employed at the Archaeology and Anthropology department of the Bloemfontein National Museum.

(b). Four (4) of the employees have Masters Degrees and one (1) has a Bachelor degrees

(2)(a). Yes the museum staff are being paid accordingly,

(b) falls off

(3). The Museum has a large number of staff when compared from a size perspective to other Museums which are larger. The current staff capacity is sufficient to function effectively. There are some areas identified where rationalisation is required and a process of consolidating certain areas has already commenced. Thus far three (3) divisions were consolidated to make the function more effective.

11 November 2019 - NW1416

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1). How long has the department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Bloemfontein National Museum been working without a Head of Department (HOD); (2) whether he has found that the department is capable of functioning without an HOD; if not, is there any member of staff who is capable of being appointed as HOD within the department

Reply:

1. No period without a head.

2. The department has never functioned without the HOD, as Dr Lloyd Rossouw has been appointed as the acting HOD.